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ROMANES LECTURE 1995

SIR WALTER BODMER, FRS,, will deliver the 1995 Romanes Lecture at 5.45 p.m. on Tuesday, 14 November, in the Sheldonian Theatre. Tickets are not required for admission.

Subject: `The Book of Man: the complete catalogue of our genes will revolutionise our ability to deal with disease and to understand our origins.'

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SLADE LECTURES 1995–6

Picasso and Cubism: a biographer's view

MR JOHN RICHARDSON, Slade Professor of Fine Art 1995–6, will deliver the Slade Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following Thursdays in the Lecture Hall, the Taylor Institution. The series will continue in Hilary Term.

15 Nov.: `1907: Picasso's Baudelairian brothel.'

22 Nov.: `1909: Woman into mountain.'

29 Nov.: `1910: the graduate made of glass.'

6 Dec.: `1914: the lady vanishes.'

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ANTHROPOLOGY AND GEOGRAPHY

Research seminars: revised notice The following seminars will be held at 4.45 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Senior Common Room, the School of Geography.

This replaces the notice published in the Gazette of 28 September, p. 77.

Conveners: Professor Ceri Peach, Professor Gordon Clark, and Professor Andrew Goudie.

MS J. COE
14 Nov.: `A palaeoenvironmental reconstruction of the Northern Drift of the Upper Thames Valley.'

MS A. MUNSON
21 Nov.: `Opening Pandora's ecobox? Policy-making on the deliberate release of genetically manipulated organisms.'

MR A. HODSON
28 Nov.: `Scale, subglacial hydrology, and surging: fluvio-glacial studies in Svalbard.'

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MODERN HISTORY, SOCIAL STUDIES

DR ROBERT HUNTER, United States Ambassador to NATO, Brussels, will give a lecture, with discussion, at 5 p.m. on Monday, 29 January, in the Examination Schools.

Conveners: R.J. O'Neill, MA, D.Phil., Chichele Professor of the History of War, and E.A. Roberts, MA, Montague Burton Professor of International Relations.

Subject: `NATO and the former Yugoslavia.'

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ORIENTAL STUDIES

Medieval Studies Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in Lecture Room 1, the Oriental Institute.

Convener: J.S. Meisami, MA, University Lecturer in Persian.

DR M. WHITTROW
14 Nov.: `Surveying medieval castles in Anatolia: the 1995 season.' (With slides)

DR B. BREND, British Library
21 Nov.: `Akbar's Khamsi of Nizami of 1595.' (With slides)

Korean Research Foundation Lectures in Korean Studies 1995

MS B. MCKILLOP, Oriental and India Office Collections, the British Library, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 14 November, in the Lecture Theatre, the Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies.

Details of further lectures will be given in due course.

Convener: J.B. Lewis, MA, Korea Foundation Lecturer in Korean Studies.

Subject: `Cast type and carved blocks: early printed books from Korea in the British Library.'

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SOCIAL STUDIES

PROFESSOR RAYMOND BOUDON, University of Paris, Visiting Professor, will give the following lectures and seminars. The 21 November lecture (the Sidney Ball Lecture) will be given in the Old Library, All Souls College; the two later meetings will be held in the Department of Applied Social Studies and Social Research, Barnett House, Wellington Square.

Tue. 21 Nov., 5 p.m.: `The moral sense.' (Sidney Ball Lecture)

Thur. 30 Nov., 3 p.m.: `Beyond the rational choice model.'

Fri. 1 Dec., 2.15 p.m.: `Reflections on sociology.'

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PROFESSOR J. MANSBRIDGE, Northwestern University, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 16 November, in the Clay Room, Nuffield College.

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

Subject: `Rethinking representation: descriptive, group, and prospective approaches.' MR T. POTTER, US Federal Election Commission, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 14 November, in the Chester Room, Nuffield College.

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

Subject: `The FEC in politics, and politics in the FEC.'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

PROFESSOR ALI A. MAZRUI, Albert Schweitzer Professor in the Humanities, Institute of Global Cultural Studies, Binghampton University, USA, will lecture at 5 p.m. on the following days. The 14 November lecture will be given in the Examination Schools; the 17 November lecture in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies.

Further information may be obtained from the Centre (telephone: Oxford (2)78730).

Tue. 14 Nov.: `The United Nations and the Muslim world.' (Sponsored jointly with the Oxford branch of the United Nations Association)

Fri. 17 Nov.: `The Islamic face of Africa: cultural and political dimensions.'

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GREEN COLLEGE

Green College Lectures

Death

The Green College Lectures will be given at 6 p.m. on the following Mondays in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

PROFESSOR M. RAFF, University College, London
22 Jan.: `Death of the cell: apoptosis.'

PROFESSOR TONY WRIGLEY, Cambridge
29 Jan.: `Death, Malthus, and human society.'

MR J. GLOVER
5 Feb.: `Death, euthanasia, and eugenics.'

PROFESSOR W. HAMILTON
12 Feb.: `Death, sex, and evolution.'

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ST ANNE'S COLLEGE

Hoskins Lecture 1995

PROFESSOR C.V. PHYTHIAN-ADAMS, Head of the Department of English Local History, University of Leicester, will deliver the fifth Hoskins Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 14 November, in the Lecture Theatre, St Anne's College. The annual lecture, in honour of Professor William G. Hoskins, on some aspect of local history, has been generously endowed by Mrs Jean Duffield.

Subject: `Cultural frontiers of provincial England.'

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Middle East Centre

Special Seminar

PROFESSOR ANDRÉ RAYMOND, Emeritus Professor, University of Provence, Aix-en-Provence, will give an illustrated talk at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 21 November, in the Middle East Centre.

Subject: `A great architectural patron in Cairo in the eighteenth century: Emir Abd al-Rahman Katkhuda.'

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ST CATHERINE'S COLLEGE

Alan Tayler Lecture

DR S.D. HOWISON, Oxford Centre for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, will deliver the Alan Tayler Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 20 November, in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College. The Alan Tayler Lecture is sponsored by Smith System Engineering.

Subject: `Risk and reward: the role of mathematics in finance.'

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FRIENDS OF THE BODLEIAN

MR DAVID GENTLEMAN will give a thirty-minute lecture at 1 p.m. on Thursday, 30 November, in the Cecil Jackson Room, the Sheldonian Theatre.

Subject: `Words and pictures: an artist talks about drawing, designing, and writing.'

Refreshments will be available after the lecture at a cost of £2.50 per person. Bookings should be made in advance with the Membership Secretary, the Friends of the Bodleian, Bodleian Library, Oxford OX1 3BG (telephone: (2)77234).


DR MARY REMNANT will give a lecture-recital, illustrated by colour slides, at 6.30 p.m. on Monday, 11 December, in Convocation House.

Subject: `Christmas in art and music.'

Tickets, costing £7.50, to include mulled wine and mince pies, are obtainable in advance from the Membership Secretary (see above).

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OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY FORUM

DR BRUCE MOORE, Director, Australian National Dictionary Centre, Australian National University, Canberra, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 16 November, in Rewley House.

Subject: `Dictionaries and nationalism.'

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GRADUATE MUSIC SOCIETY

The following seminars will be held at 5.15 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Committee Room, the Music Faculty.

S. APSDEN, St Hilda's
14 Nov.: `Tuneful monsters: eighteenth-century opera and burlesque.'

K. WHITNEY, Somerville
21 Nov.: `Determining indeterminacy: the aleatoric aesthetic from the Middle Ages to the present.'

M. GILLIES, Queensland
28 Nov.: `The canonisation of Béla Bartók.'

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