Lectures

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VALEDICTORY LECTURE

PROFESSOR P.C.J. PULZER will deliver his valedictory lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 13 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `On living in the twentieth century.'

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CLARENDON LECTURES IN ENGLISH

Penpoints, gunpoints, and dreams: performance of literature and power in post-colonial Africa

PROFESSOR NGUGI WA THIONG'O, New York University, will deliver the Clarendon Lectures in English at 5 p.m. on the following days in Lecture Theatre 2, the St Cross Building.

Fri. 10 May: `Art war with the state: writers and guardians of a post-colonial society.'

Mon. 13 May: `Enactments of power: the politics of performance space.'

Wed. 15 May: `The allegory of the cave: language, democracy, and a New World Order.'

Fri. 17 May: `Oral power and literary glory: orature and literature in the academy.'

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GRINFIELD LECTURES ON THE SEPTUAGINT

The Septuagint as a cultural document (second series)

DR TESSA RAJAK, Head of the Department of Classics, University of Reading, will deliver the second series of her Grinfield Lectures at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Collier Room, Regent's Park College.

13 May: `Greek as a Jewish language: translation and literature.'

20 May: `The Greek Bible and the language of power.'

27 May: `In and out of the Bible: Greek additions to the biblical text.'

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JAMES FORD SPECIAL LECTURE IN BRITISH HISTORY

DR M. ASTON, FBA, FSA, F.R.HIST.S., will deliver a James Ford Special Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 10 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Obliteration and memory in the English Reformation.'

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O'DONNELL LECTURE IN CELTIC STUDIES 1995–6

PROFESSOR DONATIEN LAURENT, Directeur de recherche, CNRS, and Directeur du Centre de recherche bretonne et celtique, Université de Bretagne occidentale, will deliver the O'Donnell Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 30 May, in Room 2, the Taylor Institution.

Subject: `Ronan's eyes: duality tamed in Breton folk culture.'

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HUSSEY LECTURE ON THE CHURCH AND THE ARTS

PROFESSOR PETER S. HAWKINS, Professor of Religion and Literature, Yale University, will deliver the eighth annual Hussey Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 13 May, in the Lecture Hall, the Taylor Institution.

Subject: ` "Take it and read": an invitation to the Divine Comedy.'

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BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

J.W. Jenkinson Memorial Lecture

DR S.K., MCCONNELL, Stanford, will deliver a Jenkinson Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 13 May, in Lecture Theatre A, the Zoology/Psychology Building.

Subject: `Asymmetric divisions and mammalian neurogenesis.'

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CLINICAL MEDICINE

DR J.L. CUNNINGHAM, Bristol, will give a seminar at 4 p.m. on Monday, 13 May, in the Lecture Theatre, the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre.

Conveners: J. Kenwright, BM, MA, Nuffield Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, and M.J.O. Francis, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in Orthopaedic Surgery.

Subject: `Post-traumatic and disuse osteoporosis—can this be avoided?'

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Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

The following lectures will be given on Thursday, 9 May, in the Anne Anderson Lecture Theatre, Level 3, the Women's Centre, the John Radcliffe Hospital.

MR J. THORNTON, Leeds
2 p.m.: `The genetics of pre-eclampsia.'

MR G. TREW, Hammersmith Hospital, London
3 p.m.: `Tubal micro-surgery: What? When? How?—and Why?'

MR C. SUTTON, Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford
4 p.m.: `Does laser laparoscopy really work?'

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University Department of Clinical Pharmacology

The following seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Thursdays. With the exception of the first seminar, which will be held in the Lecture Theatre, Green College, they will take place in the Cairns Seminar Suite, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

DR N.N. OSBORNE
16 May: `Flupertine protects against necrotic and apoptotic injury in the retina.'

DR H.G. SERIES, Fiennes Centre, Banbury
30 May: `Neurotoxic amphetamines: anatomical and functional effects.'

DR N.M. BARNES, Birmingham
6 June: `The central 5-HT 4 receptor: still basking in the sun?'

DR G. FOSTER, Cardiff
13 June: `Development and survival of a conditionally immortalised serotonergic cell line.'

DR S. BRIDDON
20 June: `Desensitisation of human transfected 5-HT 2A and 5-HT 2C receptors.'

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MODERN HISTORY AND INSTITUTE FOR AMERICAN STUDIES

THE HON. SHIRLEY HUFSTEDLER, formerly Judge of the US Court of Appeal, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 14 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `The American Presidency and the courts.'

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SOCIAL STUDIES

DR ELAINE C. KAMARCK, Chief Policy Analyst, Office of the Vice- President, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 16 May, in the Large Lecture Room, Nuffield College.

Convener: B.E. Shafer, MA, Mellon Professor of American Government.

Subject: `Running for President from the White House.'

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ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE UNIT

Special seminar

PROFESSOR WILLETT KEMPTON, Assistant Professor, College of Marine Studies, University of Delaware, will speak at a special seminar to be held at 2.15 p.m. on Monday, 20 May, in the Main Lecture Theatre, the School of Geography.

Subject: `Cultural models of the environment.'

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QUEEN ELIZABETH HOUSE

Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women

Richards Lecture

DR HENRIETTA L. MOORE, Reader in Anthropology and Director of the Gender Institute, London School of Economics, will deliver the Richards Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 15 May, in the Taylor Institution.

The Richards Lecture is given in honour of Dr Audrey Richards (1899–1984), formerly President of the Royal Anthropological Institute and of the African Studies Association.

Subject: `Symbolism, sex, and psychoanalysis.'

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CENTRE FOR SOCIO-LEGAL STUDIES

The role of intellectual property law in society

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on the days shown in the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Wolfson College. With the exception of the first seminar, to be held on Wednesday, 22 May, they will be held on Mondays.

Convener: D.J. Galligan, BCL, MA, Professor of Socio- Legal Studies and Director of the Centre.

PROFESSOR C. TAPPER
22 May: `Intellectual property in an age of information technology.'

W. SCHWARTZ, Partner, Morrison & Foerester, San Francisco
27 May: `Territorial laws in a world of borderless technology.'

DR M. SPENCE
3 June: `Is it ever wrong to reap without sowing? The development of a tort of misappropriation.'

PROFESSOR N. NETANEL, Texas
10 June: `Copyright and a democratic civil society.'

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BALLIOL COLLEGE

Vaughan Lecture

PROFESSOR B. EICHENGREEN, University of California at Berkeley, will deliver the annual Vaughan Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 14 May, in the Hall, Balliol College.

Subject: `The relation between monetary and political union in Europe.'

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GREEN COLLEGE

Reuter Foundation Programme

Iain Walker Memorial Lecture 1996

URSULA OWEN, Index on Censorship, will deliver the annual Iain Walker Memorial Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 15 May, in Rhodes House.

Subject: `Hate speech—a suitable case for censorship.'

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MANSFIELD COLLEGE

Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society

DR R.G. WILLIAMSON, Professor of Anthropology, University of Saskatchewan, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 14 May, in the Council Room, Mansfield College.

Further details may be obtained from Ms Nina Booth-Clibborn (telephone: (2)70886, e-mail: ocees@mansfield.oxford.ac.uk).

Subject: `Human rights, animal rights, and the fur trade: a circumpolar perspective.'

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PEMBROKE COLLEGE

Blackstone Lecture

THE RT. HON. SIR RICHARD SCOTT, V.-C., will deliver the twentieth Blackstone Lecture at 11.30 a.m. on Saturday, 11 May, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

Subject: `Ministerial accountability.'

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ST HUGH'S COLLEGE

Henry Rowlatt Bickley Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR LUCA CAVALLI-SFORZA, Member of the Royal Society, will deliver the fifteenth Henry Rowlatt Bickley Memorial Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 14 May, in the Mordan Hall, St Hugh's College.

Subject: `Genetic dissection of Europe and its use for historical reconstruction.'

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WOLFSON COLLEGE

Isaiah Berlin Lecture

DR CONOR CRUISE O'BRIEN will deliver the annual Isaiah Berlin Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 16 May, in the hall, Wolfson College. The lecture is open to the public.

Subject: `Edmund Burke and Thomas Jefferson: mutually antipathetic minds.'

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OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY FORUM

DR C. STRAY, Swansea, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 27 May, in Rewley House. All are welcome to attend.

Subject: `Idiosyncrasy and idiolexis in Victorian England: the Mushri–English Dictionary.

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