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INAUGURAL LECTURE

Chichele Professor of Medieval History

PROFESSOR R.R. DAVIES will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 29 February, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `The matter of Britain and the matter of England.'

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SIR BASIL ZAHAROFF LECTURE 1995--6

PROFESSOR N. SCHOR, Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures, University of Harvard, will deliver the Zaharoff Lecture for 1995--6 at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 15 February, in the Taylor Institution.

Subject: `One hundred years of melancholy.'

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HENSLEY HENSON LECTURES 1995–6

Tradition and transformation—the virtue in tradition

DAVID BROWN, Van Mildert Professor of Divinity, University of Durham, will deliver the Hensley Henson Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following Wednesdays in the Examination Schools.

31 Jan.: `Tradition and revelation: Pentecost and Crib.'

7 Feb.: `From victim to saint: Isaac and Joseph.'

14 Feb.: `Apostle and penitent: Mary Magdalen.'

21 Feb.: `Seeing Christ differently: art as revelation.'

28 Feb.: `Slaying the dragon: pattern and particular.'

6 Mar.: `Transformation: Job renewed.'

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WINCHESTER LECTURE IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

DR ROBERT HUNTER, United States Ambassador to NATO, Brussels, will deliver the Winchester Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 29 January, in the Examination Schools.

This is the first of a series of annual visiting lecturerships held on the basis of a generous endowment by Bapsybanoo, Marchioness of Winchester (b. 1902, d. 1995), and will be in the field of International Relations.

Subject: `NATO and the former Yugoslavia.'

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FORD'S LECTURES IN BRITISH HISTORY 1995–6

Origins of the English State

JAMES CAMPBELL, FBA, FSA, Reader in Medieval History and Fellow of Worcester College, will deliver the Ford's Lectures for 1995–6 at 5 p.m. on the following Fridays in the Examination Schools.

19 Jan.: `The first nation state?'

26 Jan.: `Politics and participation.'

2 Feb.: `Shires, hundreds, and leets.'

9 Feb.: `Towns.'

16 Feb.: `The state and the economy.'

23 Feb.: `Conclusion.'

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RADHAKRISHNAN MEMORIAL LECTURES

PROFESSOR C.A. BAYLY, Radhakrishnan Memorial Lecturer 1995–6, will lecture at 5 p.m. on the following Thursdays in the Examination Schools. All are welcome to attend.

22 Feb.: `Patriotism in modern Indian history.'

29 Feb.: `Patriotism, commmunity, and colonial rule.'

7 Mar.: `Patriotism and nationalism in India.'

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ANTHROPOLOGY AND GEOGRAPHY

Approaches to landscape and nature

The following seminars will be held at 4.45 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Senior Common Room, the School of Geography.

Convener: M. Williams, MA, Reader in Geography.

ASSOC. PROFESSOR K. OLWIG, Odense University, Denmark
17 Jan.: `Northern European ideas of landscape as nature and the landscaping of the Anglo-American mind.'

PROFESSOR D. LOWENTHAL, University College, London
24 Jan.: `Losing our marbles: the heritage of landscape.'

DR G. REVILL, Oxford Brookes University
31 Jan.: `Educated access: National Park forests and the image of British forestry.'

DR S. DANIELS, Nottingham
7 Feb.: `On the road with Humphrey Repton: landscapes of transit in Regency England.'

DR J. GARNETT
14 Feb.: `Changing prospects: industrialisation and perceptions of landscapes in Britain, c.1750–1850.'

PROFESSOR D. LIVINGSTONE, Queen's, Belfast
21 Feb.: `The polity of nature.'

DR K. ANDERSON, University of NSW, Canberra
28 Feb.: `Domesticating nature: culture, science, and spectacle at the Adelaide Zoo.'

DR C. NASH, Lampeter
6 Mar.: `Refigurations: landscape, body, and nation in contemporary Irish art.'

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BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Department of Biochemistry: departmental colloquia and OUBS talks

The following lectures will be given at 4 p.m. on Mondays in the Large Lecture Theatre, the Department of Biochemistry.

Conveners: G.K. Radda, MA, D.Phil., BHF Professor of Molecular Cardiology, and A.J. Kingsman, MA, University Lecturer in Biochemistry.

DR P. COOK
15 Jan.: `Replication and transcription factories.'

PROFESSOR M.J. RENNIE, Dundee
22 Jan.: `Recent studies of protein, lipid, and glycogen synthesis in man using stable-isotope tracers—some surprises.'

PROFESSOR P. STOCKLEY, Leeds
29 Jan.: `The role of sequence specific RNA–protein interactions in the assembly of RNA bacteriophage capsids.'

DR P. RICH, Glynn Research Foundation
5 Feb.: `Linkage of ion movements to charge changes in proteins: from perioxidases to energy coupling in the respiratory complexes.'

PROFESSOR K. SANDHOFF, Der Rheinischen Friedrich-Wilhelms- Universität, Bonn
12 Feb.: `Glycolipids of the cell surface, metabolism and pathobiochemistry.'

DR D. ISH HOROWICZ, ICRF
19 Feb.: `Patterning the vertebrate nervous system.'

DR J.J. SKEHEL, MRC, London
26 Feb.: `Membrane fusion by influenza haemagglutinin.'

DR E.J.C. MELLOR
4 Mar.: `Modulations of chromatin structure in Eukaryotes.'

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Department of Plant Sciences: research talks

The following research talks will be given on the days shown in the Large Lecture Theatre, the Department of Plant Sciences. The meeting on Wednesday, 24 January, will be held at 2.30 p.m.; all other meetings will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursdays.

Convener: J.A.C. Smith, MA, University Lecturer in Plant Science.

DR J. SILVERTOWN, Open University
18 Jan.: `An overview of the long view: the world's longest-running ecological experiment.'

DR N.V. RAIKHEL, Michigan State
24 Jan.: `Mechanisms for the transport of soluble proteins to the vacuole in plants.'

DR D.B. STERN, Cornell
1 Feb.: `Regulation of translation initiation in Chlamydomonas chloroplasts.'

DR B.G. FORDE, Rothamsted Experimental Station, Harpenden
8 Feb.: `Nitrate: nutrient and plant hormone?'

PROFESSOR D.O. HALL, King's College, London
15 Feb.: `Is biomass for energy an efficient way of using "free" solar energy?'

DR J. DRAPER, Leicester
22 Feb.: `The role of salicylic acid in defence.'

DR N. SMITH, Sussex
29 Feb.: `Sex and bacteria: do they have it, and, if so, how much?'

P.J. STEWART
7 Mar.: `Language, trees, and logic.'

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CLINICAL MEDICINE

Nuffield Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

The following seminars will be held at 4 p.m. on Mondays 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.

DR L. SCOTT, Exeter University
22 Jan.: `Bacterial behaviour in biofilms.'

PROFESSOR J. GAGE, Queensland
5 Feb.: `The biology of the temporomandibular joint.'

PROFESSOR B. CATERSON, Cardiff
26 Feb.: `Cartilage matrix degradation and arthritis.'

DR H.I. ROACH, Southampton
4 Mar.: `Chondrocyte destinies: apoptosis or rejuvenation as bone cells.'

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Nuffield Department of Surgery: principles of cellular and molecular immunology

The following lectures will be given at 9 a.m. on the days shown in the Seminar Room, the Nuffield Department of Surgery, Level 6, the John Radcliffe Hospital. They will take place on Tuesdays, with the exception of the lecture to be given on Thursday, 18 January.

Convener: P.J. Morris, MA, Nuffield Professor of Surgery.

DR J.M. AUSTYN
16 Jan.: `Introduction.'

DR K.J. WOOD
18 Jan.: `MHC molecules.'

DR AUSTYN
30 Jan.: `Antigen-presenting cells.'
6 Feb.: `T cells.'

DR WOOD
13 Feb.: `Antigen receptors.'
20 Feb.: `Antigen receptor genes.'

DR AUSTYN
27 Feb.: `B cells.'
5 Mar.: `Cellular cytotoxicity.'

DR WOOD
12 Mar.: `Soluble effector mechanisms.'

DR AUSTYN
19 Mar.: `Immune regulation.'

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Nuffield Department of Surgery: seminars

The following seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Seminar Room, the Nuffield Department of Surgery, Level 6, the John Radcliffe Hospital.

Convener: P.J. Morris, MA, Nuffield Professor of Surgery.

M. HOFFMANN, Medizinische Hochschule Hannover, Germany
16 Jan.: `Mechanisms of tolerance induction by thymic epithelium.'

M. THOMPSON-FAWCETT
23 Jan.: `A new look at the anal transition zone in restorative protocolectomy.'

C. WATSON
30 Jan.: `Perception of distance in peripheral vascular disease.'

P. DEMPSEY, Cambridge
6 Feb.: `C3d of complement as a molecular adjuvant of innate immunity.'

P. DEMPSEY, Cambridge
6 Feb.: `C3d of complement as a molecular adjuvant of innate immunity.'

G. WILLIAMS, Keele
13 Feb.: `Apoptosis and the immune system.'

I. HUTCHINSON, University of Manchester
27 Feb.: `Genetic and pharmacological regulation of cytokine gene expression.'

D. SAITOVITCH
5 Mar.: `CD4 modulation for induction of transplantation tolerance.'

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Oxford Clinical Neurosciences Lectures

The following lectures will be given at 11.30 a.m. on Fridays in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

DR J. SHERRARD
19 Jan.: `HIV—epidemiology, clinical course, and issues around testing.'

PROFESSOR R.A.C. HUGHES, Guy's Hospital, London
9 Feb.: `Landry, Guillain, Barré, and Strohl: the men and treating their disease in the 1990s.'

DR R. FITZPATRICK
16 Feb.: `Quality of life in Parkinson's disease.'

PROFESSOR A. COMPSTON, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge
15 Mar.: `The basis for treatment in multiple sclerosis.'

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Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

The following lectures will be given on Thursday, 11 January, in the Anne Anderson Lecture Theatre, Level 3, the Women's Centre, the John Radcliffe Hospital.

DR S. MANEK
2 p.m.: `The ovarian cyst.'

DR D. MILLER, Leeds
3 p.m.: `Trans- and intra-cervical routes to prenatal diagnosis: the Leeds perspective.'

MR A. SIMANOWITZ, Action for Victims of Medical Accidents
4.15 p.m.: `A clinician's duty is to help the patient—so why does AVMA exist?'

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Seminars in Epidemiology and Social Medicine

The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green College.

N. MAYS, King's Fund
16 Jan.: `Who purchases best and is the answer to give the task to GPs?'

D. MULDER, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
23 Jan.: `The epidemiology of HIV in rural Uganda.'

C. STILLER, Childhood Cancer Research Group
30 Jan.: `Epidemiology of childhood leukaemia.'

C. JENKINSON, HSRU
6 Feb.: `Development and testing of SF-36 summary scale scores: results from a large-scale survey and a clinical trial.'

S. VOLLSET, Bergen
13 Feb.: `The Hordaland Homocystine Study.'

M. VERSCHUREN, Netherlands
20 Feb.: `Cholesterol and long-term coronary heart disease mortality in different cultures: twenty-five-year follow-up of the seven countries study.'

J. FERRIE, University College, London
27 Feb.: `Health effects of anticipation of job change and non-employment: longitudinal data from the Whitehall II study.'

J. WARDLE, ICRF Health Behaviour Unit
5 Mar.: `Stress and diet.'

D. ELBOURNE, NPEU
12 Mar.: `Early results of the Neonatal ECMO trial.'

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CLINICAL MEDICINE AND PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

The following seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Lecture Theatre, the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology.

Convener: H. Waldmann, MA, Professor of Pathology.

DR J. ERRINGTON
18 Jan.: `Regulation of the cell-specificity of transcription factor [sigma F] in Bacillus subtilis.'

PROFESSOR P. ROY
25 Jan.: `Assembly of a complex virus structure: from expression to 3-D analysis.'

DR D. SMITH, Imperial College, London
1 Feb.: `Structure and function of infective-stage specific proteins in the protozoan parasite Leishmania.'

M. ASHE
8 Feb.: `A role for the major splice donor site in the regulation of HIV-1 poly(a) site selection.'

PROFESSOR T.J. MITCHISON, San Francisco
15 Feb.: `Probing cytoskeleton dynamics with caged fluorochromes.' (Fourth Norman Heatley Lecture)

PROFESSOR F. GIANNELLI, Guy's Hospital, London
22 Feb.: `From B to A—a haemophilia walk that started in Oxford.'

PROFESSOR M. KRIEGER, MIT
29 Feb.: `Molecular genetic studies of lipoprotein metabolism and atherosclerosis: analysis of the LDL and scavenger receptor pathways.'

DR W. DE VILLIERS, University of Kentucky Medical Center
7 Mar.: `Cytokine and growth factor regulation of macrophage scavenger receptor expression and function.'

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

Women, text, and history 1500–1700

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Seminar Room, All Souls College.

Conveners: M.C. Stocker, MA, University Lecturer (CUF) in English, and E.J. Smith, BA, Fellow, All Souls College.

D. PURKISS, Reading
17 Jan.: `All-singing, all-dancing: the Weird Sisters, witchcraft, and display.'

K. CHEDZGOY, Warwick
31 Jan.: ` "Nothing to the Purpose": fetishism and female homoeroticism in the seventeenth century.'

R. SMITH
14 Feb.: ` "In a mirrour clere": Protestantism and politics in Anne Lok's sonnets.'

M. PELLING
28 Feb.: `Thoroughly resented? Older women and the caring role in seventeenth-century sources.'

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From text to book: new studies in literature and history

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Salter Room, New College.

Conveners: M.F. Suarez, BA, SJ, Junior Research Fellow in English, St John's College, and P.D. McDonald, MA, D.Phil., Weston Junior Research Fellow, New College.

DR M. BELL, Birmingham
19 Jan.: `The feminine part: women in the book trade, 1557–1700.'

DR A. FOSTER, Cambridge
26 Jan.: `Enclosing a common field: reviewing and publishing in the eighteenth century.'

DR M. TREADWELL, Trent University, Canada
2 Feb.: `The world of print in the English-speaking world at the lapsing of the Printing Act in 1695.'

DR S. ELIOT, Open University
9 Feb.: `Mapping the history of reading: the Evolution of the Reading Experience Database.'

PROFESSOR W. GOULD, London
16 Feb.: `The poet, the publisher, and the book: Yeats as an example.'

DR W. BELL, Edinburgh
23 Feb.: `Will there be books in heaven? Rethinking the future of the text.'

PROFESSOR R. DARNTON, Princeton
1 Mar.: `Imperial control of native literatures in India, 1860–1910.'

J. GARDINER, Middlesex
8 Mar.: `The politics of the classics in the 1990s.'

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LAW

DR KLAUS KINKEL, German Foreign Minister, will lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 17 January, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

Mr Vice-Chancellor will be present.

Subject: `The European Union in the twenty-first century—more of the same?'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Celtic

The following seminars in Celtic will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Thursdays in Jesus College (XVII/1).

Convener: D.E. Evans, MA, D.Phil., Jesus Professor of Celtic.

DR D. THORNTON
18 Jan.: `Predatory nomenclature and dynastic expansion in early medieval Wales.'

O. THOMAS
25 Jan.: `A consideration of aesthetics in conjunction with the poetry of Dafydd ap Gwilym.'

J. HARRISON
1 Feb.: `The origin of Brut y Tywysogion.'

PROFESSOR A.P. SMYTH, Kent
8 Feb.: `The genealogy of Uí Cheinnselaig: a study in early Celtic royal succession.'

MAREDUDD AP HUW
15 Feb.: `Late medieval Welsh poetry addressing Welsh saints: a case study.'

D. WILLIS
22 Feb.: `Syntactic change in eighteenth-century Welsh.'

A. JONES
29 Feb.: `Talking upon paper: Lewis Morris's Letters.'

MISS E. JOHNSTON
7 Mar.: `Over sea and under stone: Irish views of the otherworld.'

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Graduate seminar in Spanish studies

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Taylor Institution.

Conveners: I.D.L. Michael, MA, King Alfonso XIII Professor of Spanish Studies, and C.P. Thompson, MA, D.Phil., Faculty Lecturer in Spanish.

MS L. JOHNSON, Sheffield
16 Jan.: `Llorenç Villalonga's literary gymnastics and aspects of popular spectacle.'

A. MALCOLM
23 Jan.: `Baltasar Gracián, Don Luis de Haro and the Spanish court during the mid-seventeenth century.'

DR J. EDWARDS, Birmingham
6 Feb.: `Messianism in Spain and Italy in 1480–1520: Delicado's Retrato de la lozana andaluza.'

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Lectures

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in Room 3, the Taylor Institution.

Convener: M.L. McLaughlin, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in Italian.

PROFESSOR B. FERRARO, Auckland, New Zealand
16 Jan.: `L'impegno della scrittura: la narrativa di Antonio Tabucchi (Commitment in contemporary Italian fiction with special reference to the work of Antonio Tabucchi).'

PROFESSOR V. MOLETA, Western Australia
23 Jan.: `Virgil in lowest hell.'

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MODERN HISTORY

South-east Asian history

The following lectures will be given at 11 a.m. on Tuesdays in the Danson Room, Trinity College.

Convener: P.B.R. Carey, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer (CUF) in Modern History.

DR T. HARPER, Cambridge
6 Feb.: `Colonial Malaya, 1863–1942.'

G. UNGPAKORN
13 Feb.: `Nationalism and the Left: Thailand and maritime south-east Asia compared.'

DR J. PUTZEL, LSE
5 Mar.: `The United States and the Philippines, 1898–1996: the making of a neo-colony.'

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Seminar on later medieval France

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Wharton Room, All Souls College.

Convener: P.S. Lewis, MA, University Lecturer (CUF) in Modern History.

DR A. CURRY, Reading
16 Jan.: `English Exchequer or French Chambre des comptes? The financial administration of Lancastrian Normandy.'

MS R. GIBBONS, Reading
23 Jan.: `Isabeau of Bavaria and the Treaty of Troyes (1415–20).'

PROFESSOR C.T. ALLMAND, Liverpool
30 Jan.: `The French translations of Vegetius' De Re Militari.'

G. PROSSER, Institute of Historical Research
6 Feb.: `Roots and rootlessness: Normandy and the War of the Public Weal, 1465.'

THE REVD DR M.A. SCREECH
13 Feb.: `Christian Folly in Erasmus and some medieval predecessors.'

DR A. WATHEY, Royal Holloway and Bedford New College
20 Feb.: `Philippe de Vitry and the recovery of the Holy Land.'

PROFESSOR M.C.E. JONES, Nottingham
27 Feb.: `The defence of the duchies of Brittany and Normandy around 1400.'

PROFESSOR R.J. KNECHT, Birmingham
5 Mar.: `New light on Francis I.'

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MODERN HISTORY, MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

European Humanities Research Centre

Seminar on the history of the book

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Fridays in All Souls College.

Conveners: R.G. Lewis, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer (CUF) in Modern History, and I.W.F. Maclean, MA, D.Phil., Reader in French.

G.G. BARBER
19 Jan.: `Seeing a book through the press.'

PROFESSOR A. GRAFTON, Princeton
26 Jan.: `The recovery of barbarian texts.'

DR E. ARMSTRONG
2 Feb.: `Privileges and censorship.'

DR MACLEAN
9 Feb.: `Paratext and interpretation.'

THE REVD PROFESSOR M.A. SCREECH
16 Feb.: `Cancels as evidence.'

G. MANDELBROTE
23 Feb.: `English book trade inventories 1650–1720.'

DR LEWIS
1 Mar.: `Books and illustrations.'

B.S. HILL
8 Mar.: `De luxe editions of Hebrew books.'

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MODERN HISTORY, SOCIAL STUDIES

Seminar in economic and social history

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Wharton Room, All Souls College.

Conveners: C.H. Feinstein, MA, Chichele Professor of Economic History, J.S. Foreman-Peck, MA, University Lecturer in Economic History, and A. Offer, MA, D.Phil., Reader in Recent Social and Economic History.

L. BRUNT and A. YOUNG, Paris
17 Jan.: `New technology and agricultural output: quantifying the agricultural revolution in England, 1700–70.'

J. VOTH, Cambridge
24 Jan.: `Work and the sirens of consumption: evidence from the courtroom, 1750–1850.'

DR D. EDGERTON, Imperial College, London
31 Jan.: `British technology in comparative perspective, 1870–1970.'

T. LEUNIG
7 Feb.: `Lancashire at its zenith: factor costs, industrial structure, and technical choice in the Lancashire cotton industry, 1900–13.'

DR M. HARRISON, Warwick
14 Feb.: `The transfer of jet propulsion from Germany to the USSR after World War II.'

PROFESSOR R. GARSIDE, Birmingham
21 Feb.: `Industrial development in Britain and Germany after the slump of the 1930s.'

PROFESSOR FEINSTEIN
28 Feb.: `Conjectures and contrivances: economic growth and the standard of living in Britain during the Industrial Revolution.'

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MUSIC

Studies in the social history of music

The following seminars will take place at 5.15 p.m. on Mondays in the Music Faculty.

Convener: S.L.F. Wollenberg, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer (CUF) in Music.

DR WOLLENBERG
22 Jan.: `Some thoughts on the role of music in nineteenth-century Oxford.'

DR S. MCVEIGH, Goldsmith's College, London
29 Jan.: `An invisible culture: London's private concerts from 1750 to 1850.'

PROFESSOR C. EHRLICH
5 Feb.: `On writing concert history—some general ideas.'

PROFESSOR J. HIRSHBERG, Hebrew University, Jerusalem
12 Feb.: `Ideological centralisation and ethnic compartmentalisation in an immigrant musical culture—the case of Israel.'

DR D. DE VAL
19 Feb.: `Perspectives on musical London, 1885–1925: the journals of Lucy Broadwood (1858–1929).'

DR G. FARRELL, City University
26 Feb.: ` "We'll be able to get plastic sitars in our cornflakes soon": Indian music and popular culture in the 1960s.'

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Lectures and master-classes

DR R. TURECK, Honorary Fellow, St Hilda's College, will give a series of lectures/master-classes on the piano and harpsichord on Tuesdays, 2–4 p.m., in the Rehearsal Hall, the Music Faculty. The classes will take place from first to third weeks and from fifth to eighth weeks.

The participants will be students reading Music. Members of the University may attend free of charge.

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ORIENTAL STUDIES

Seminar on Jewish history and religion

The following seminars will be held at 2.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in Wolfson College.

For details of lectures organised by the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies (the Jacobs Lectures in Rabbinic Thought—Professor Jeremy Cohen, and the Lancaster/Yarnton Lectures in Judaism and Other Religions—Professor David Novak), see below.

Convener: M.D. Goodman, MA, D.Phil., Reader in Jewish Studies.

DR G. KNOPPERS, Pennsylvania State University
16 Jan.: `Images of David in the Postexilic period.'

PROFESSOR G. VERMES
23 Jan.: `New light on the origins of the Aqedah (Binding of Isaac) from Qumran (4Q225).'

E. PAPOUTSAKIS
27 Feb.: `Traditions about Na`amah (Gen. 4:22).'

D. FALK
6 Mar.: `From Wissenschaft des Judentums to the Dead Sea Scrolls: theories on the origins of Jewish liturgy reconsidered.'

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PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Planetary Physics seminars

The following seminars will be held at 4.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Dobson Lecture Room, the Atmospheric Physics Laboratory.

Because on rare occasions the arrangements need to be changed, anyone intending to come to Oxford specially to attend is advised to check first by telephoning Oxford (2)72933.

DR D. WILLIS, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
18 Jan.: `Scientific research using the radars of the European Incoherent Scatter (EISCAT) scientific association.'

DR S. PAWSON, Free University of Berlin
25 Jan.: `Some aspects of the climatology of the northern hemisphere stratosphere derived from thirty years of subjective analyses at the FU Berlin.'

DR D.J. FISH, Reading
1 Feb.: `The use of a chemical box model to interpret BrO measurements and to assess our confidence in model predictions of stratospheric O3 loss.'

DR R. TOUMI, Imperial College, London
8 Feb.: `A stratospheric ozone—marine cloud climate interaction?'

DR M. ALLEN, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
15 Feb.: `Locally coherent structures in noisy data: an investigation of equatorial wave activity using ATSR SSTs and TOPEX-Poseidon altimetry.'

PROFESSOR F.W. TAYLOR, DR S.B. CALCUTT, and DR P.G.J. IRWIN
22 Feb.: `Remote sounding of the atmosphere of Mars.'

DR I. HARRIS
29 Feb.: `Thermospheric atomic oxygen—a microsatellite investigation.'

PROFESSOR J.M. MCGLADE, Warwick
7 Mar.: `Estimation of net photosynthetically available radiation using satellite and atmospheric data for use in spatially extended dynamical models of ocean productivity.'

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Nonlinear Dynamics Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 2.30 p.m. on Mondays in the Dobson Lecture Room, the Atmospheric Physics Laboratory. The organiser is Mr Tom Peacock (telephone: Oxford (2)72342).

Convener: T. Mullin, MA, University Lecturer in Physics.

DR I. STEWART, Strathclyde
15 Jan.: `Applications of the Smectic C liquid crystal continuum theory.'

DR J. ALLEN
22 Jan.: `History of solitons.'

PROFESSOR P. CARPENTER, Warwick
29 Jan.: `Routes to laminar–turbulent transition in a 3-D boundary layer over a rotating disc.'

DR J. HEALEY, Brunel
5 Feb.: `Instability and nonlinearity in a boundary layer flow.'

A. JUEL
12 Feb.: `Magnetohydrodynamic convection in molten gallium.'

PROFESSOR N. WEISS, Cambridge
19 Feb.: `Bifurcations in magnetoconvection.'

DR M. COLLINS
26 Feb.: `Regime transitions in Martian weather systems.'

PROFESSOR S. ELLNER, North Carolina State University, Raleigh
4 Mar.: To be announced.

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PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Department of Human Anatomy: research seminars

The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Fridays in the Lecture Theatre, the Department of Human Anatomy.

Convener: R.W. Guillery, MA, Dr Lee's Professor of Anatomy.

DR J. LEWIS
19 Jan.: `Neurogenesis.'

PROFESSOR A. STRETTON, Wisconsin–Madison
26 Jan.: `Neuropeptides and behaviour: unexpected complexity in a simple nervous system.'

DR J. DOW, Glasgow
2 Feb.: `How to construct a fluid secreting epithelium: developmental and genetic analysis in a Drosophila model system.' (Jenkinson Seminar)

PROFESSOR C. ARCHER, Cardiff
9 Feb.: `The development of synovial joints.' (Jenkinson Seminar)

DR J. FAWCETT, Cambridge
16 Feb.: `Astrocytes, axon growth, Schwann cell migration and oligodendrocyte migration.' (Jenkinson Seminar)

DR S. MILLIGAN, King's College, London
23 Feb.: `Oestrogens in the environment.'

DR N. HOLDER, King's College, London
1 Mar.: `Patterning of zebra fish neural plates.' (Jenkinson Seminar)

PROFESSOR W. DAVIES, Glasgow
8 Mar.: `Rats with Parkinson's, and mice without receptors: genetic analysis of CNS functions and dysfunctions.' (Jenkinson Seminar)

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INTER-FACULTY COMMITTEE FOR SLAVONIC AND EAST EUROPEAN STUDIES

The political economy of transitions from command to market systems

These seminars will be given in the Social Studies Faculty Centre, as follows: at 2 p.m. on Friday, 19 January, in Seminar Room B; at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 23 January, in Seminar Room A; thereafter at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in Seminar Room A.

Convener: Dr C. Davis, Wolfson College.

PROFESSOR M. GOLDMAN
19 Jan.: `Russian elections and the economy: are market reforms irreversible?'

DR P. NOLAN, Cambridge
23 Jan.: `Large state enterprises in China's economic reform: two case studies.'

PROFESSOR W. BRUS
1 Feb.: `Economic developments and political processes in post-Communist societies: the case of Poland.'

DR R. JACKMAN, LSE
8 Feb.: `Labour markets and labour market policies in the East European transitional economies.'

DR B. MOZDOUKHOV, Head of Banking Division, Russian Federation Duma Committee on Budget, Taxes, Banking, and Finance
15 Feb.: `Banking and taxation reform in Russia.'

DR P. AGHION
22 Feb.: `Enterprise restructuring in the transitional economies.'

PROFESSOR S. GOMULKA, LSE
29 Feb.: `The quest for rapid sustainable growth in transitional economies: theory and policies.'

DR I. KOLOSNYTSIN, Institute of Economic Problems of the Transition Period, Moscow
7 Mar.: `Inequality in the income distribution of Russia during transition.'

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SOCIAL STUDIES

Senior research seminar in American politics

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Chester Room, Nuffield College.

Conveners: B.E. Shafer, MA, Mellon Professor of American Government, and colleagues.

DR D.S. KING
23 Jan.: `Institutionalising positivism: the Federal Government and social science funding.'

PROFESSOR D.M. KENNEDY
6 Feb.: `What can possibly be new about the New Deal?'

DR N.P. BOWLES
20 Feb.: `Dollars and gold: the decision to create the modern monetary world.'

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Lecture

PROFESSOR RUSSELL HARDIN, New York University, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 17 January, in the Wharton Room, All Souls College.

Conveners: B.A. Cohen, B.Phil., MA, Chichele Professor of Social and Political Theory, and D. Gambetta, MA, Reader in Sociology.

Subject: `Liberalism, constitutionalism, and democracy.'

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Graduate seminar: the social study of religion, with particular reference to Christianity and indigenous religions

The following seminars will be held at 10.30 a.m. on Wednesdays in the Oxford Centre for Mission Studies, the Church of St Philip and St James, Woodstock Road.

Conveners: T.O. Ranger, MA, D.Phil., Rhodes Professor of Race Relations, with Canon Dr Vinay Samuel and The Revd Dr Chris Sugden, Oxford Centre for Mission Studies, and Susan Hawley, Mansfield College.

DR P. CAREY
17 Jan.: `The Catholic Church, religious revival, and the nationalist movement in East Timor: 1975–95.'

DR P. FRESTON, Oxford Centre for Mission Studies
24 Jan.: `The political involvement of Protestants in Latin America.'

N. OESMANN, Regent's Park College
31 Jan.: `Relations between Anglicanism and the South African state, 1898–1914.'

HONG SUNG WOOK, Oxford Centre for Mission Studies
7 Feb.: `Shamanism and Christianity in Korea.'

BAMBANG BUDJANTO, Oxford Centre for Mission Studies
14 Feb.: `Javanese socio-religious values and popular participation in development.'

MS HAWLEY
21 Feb.: `The alchemy of identity: the conversion of the Miskitu Indians of Nicaragua to Moravian Christianity.'

D. MUNENE, Oxford Centre for Mission Studies
28 Feb.: `The church's response to inheritance practices in Kikuyu culture.'

PROFESSOR RANGER AND DR J. ALEXANDER
6 Mar.: `The modern religious history of north-west Zimbabwe.'

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African research seminar

The following research presentations will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesdays in 66 Woodstock Road.

Convener: T.O. Ranger, MA, D.Phil., Rhodes Professor of Race Relations.

PROFESSOR RANGER
16 Jan.: `Historical dimensions of democracy and human rights in Zimbabwe.'

PEDZISAI MASHAIRI, UZ
23 Jan.: `Shona soaps during the liberation war—escapism or resistance?'

A. KING
30 Jan.: `The Central African Examiner examined.'

DR J. WILLIS, British Institute, Nairobi
6 Feb.: `How to use oral tradition: the case of pastoralist dominance.'

A. JACKSON
13 Feb.: `Men at the Front: Tswana soldiers in the Second World War.'

J. NHONGO
20 Feb.: `Women at the Front: female guerrillas in Zimbabwe's liberation war.'

SISTER M. KEANE, Blackfriars
27 Feb.: `The church looks back in post-Apartheid South Africa.'

DR A. VON OPPEN, Berlin
6 Mar.: `The invention of the village in central and eastern Africa.'

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Postgraduate seminar: race, nation, and ethnicity

The following seminars will take place at 11 a.m. on Thursdays in Lecture Room 2, the Modern History Faculty.

Conveners: T.O. Ranger, MA, D.Phil., Rhodes Professor of Race Relations, and P. Alexander (Ph.D. London), Research Fellow, St Antony's College.

DR M. WASIM, Quaid-i-Azam, Islamabad
18 Jan.: `The Karachi phenomenon: ethnic conflict in Pakistan.'

A. BYRD, Duke University
25 Jan.: `Slave ethnographies: recovering the substance and consequence of cultural difference among slaves in the nineteenth-century North Atlantic.'

DR ALEXANDER
1 Feb.: `Race and labour: comparing South African and US mining unions.'

MS S. HENDERS
8 Feb.: `Chinese state building and Tibetan autonomy, 1951–9.'

DR D. KING
15 Feb.: To be announced.

PROFESSOR R. MILES, Glasgow
22 Feb.: `The free movement of capital and people and the cultural consequences of migration for the European Union.'

DR J. WEBBER, Oxford Centre for Postgraduate Hebrew Studies
29 Feb.: To be announced.

MS S. HAWLEY
7 Mar.: `Indigenous pastors and ethnic mobilisation in Nicaragua: organic intellectuals and patriarchal disciplinarians.'

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African trials and tribulations

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Convener: T.O. Ranger, MA, D.Phil., Rhodes Professor of Race Relations.

DR A. DE WAAL, Africa Rights
18 Jan.: `The landing of the American Marines in Somalia.'

DR M. VAUGHAN
25 Jan.: `Behaving badly: slave trials in colonial Mauritius.'

G. WILLIAMS and S. OTHMAN
1 Feb.: `The cancellation of the 1993 elections in Nigeria.'

DR I. LINDEN, CIIR
8 Feb.: `Genocide in Rwanda: the complicity of the church.'

PROFESSOR S. CHAN, Canterbury
15 Feb.: `Fallen angels: Kaunda's political demise and the limits of democracy in Zambia.'

BISHOP P. KALILOMBE, Selly Oak
22 Feb.: `The trial of Dr Banda.'

DR J. LONSDALE, Cambridge
29 Feb.: `The trials of Jomo Kenyatta.'

DR J. ALEXANDER
7 Mar.: `The coming of the Fifth Brigade to Matabeleland.'

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The meaning of violence in colonial Africa

This course of six lectures will be held weekly on Mondays in Professor Ranger's room, 66 Woodstock Road. The first lecture will be given on Monday, 29 January.

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RESEARCH LABORATORY FOR ARCHAEOLOGY

The following seminars will be held at 10.30 a.m. on Thursdays in the Library, the Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art.

Convener: M.S. Tite, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Archaeological Science.

E. WEBB, London
18 Jan.: `Resolving the controversy over the timing of the initial human colonisation of Sahul.'

B. SYKES, Institute of Molecular Medicine
25 Jan.: `Towards a genetic history of the world.'

N. EARLE, Nottingham
8 Feb.: `Studies of ancient and medieval glass using FTIR microscopy and SEM.'

D. KINGERY, Arizona
22 Feb.: `Learning from things.'

G. WRAGG, Department of Zoology
7 Mar.: `The Pitcairn Islands and people: Polynesians, Bounty mutineers, and dead pigeons.'

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BOTANIC GARDEN

375th anniversary lectures

A retrospective look at the future

The following lectures will be given at 8 p.m. on Thursdays in the Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's College. The lectures mark the anniversary of the foundation of the Oxford Physic Garden from which evolved the Botanic Garden and the Department of Plant Sciences.

Tickets, costing £6 per lecture (including wine), or £25 for the series, may be obtained from Ms Louise Allen, University of Oxford Botanic Garden, Rose Lane, Oxford OX1 4AX (telephone: Oxford (2)76920).

A. LORD
18 Jan.: `Choice plants—past, present, and future.'

R. LANCASTER
8 Feb.: `Plants from high places.'

T. WALKER
29 Feb.: `Oxford Botanic Garden, here and now.'

G. LUCAS
21 Mar.: `Conservation in botanic gardens.'

A. LEWINGTON
11 Apr.: `Plants for people.'

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COMPUTING LABORATORY

Programming Research Group

Strachey Lecture

ANDY HOPPER, Reader in Computer Technology, Cambridge, and Vice- President (Research), Olivetti, will deliver the Strachey Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 23 January, in the Lecture Theatre, the Computing Laboratory, the Wolfson Building.

Subject: `The network computer.'

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RUSKIN SCHOOL OF DRAWING AND FINE ART

RICHARD WENTWORTH will discuss his work at Christ Church Picture Gallery with art critic Stuart Morgan in Christ Church Picture Gallery at 5.45 p.m. on Tuesday, 23 January, and with artist Keith Wilson in the Ruskin School at 5.45 p.m. on Tuesday, 30 January.

This is one in a series of new research projects organised by the Laboratory at the Ruskin School (http://www.ruskin- sch.ox.ac.uk/lab).

The exhibition of Richard Wentworth's work at the Christ Church Picture Gallery, entitled `Little Differences', will be open from 14 to 31 January. It is sponsored by Momart PLC with the assistance of Blackwell's Art Shop.

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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL STUDIES

Affirming the comprehensive ideal

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Department of Educational Studies. The meetings will be followed by a reception.

Admission will be by ticket only, obtainable from Ms Vicki Lloyd, Department of Educational Studies.

24 Jan.: Ideals and history of comprehensive schooling

EMERITUS PROFESSOR B. SIMON, Leicester, and P. CORNALL, Cornwall LEA: `A seismic change: process and interpretation.'

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7 Feb.: Context

PROFESSOR D. HALPIN, Goldsmith's College, London: `Fragmentation.'
DR G. WALFORD: `Privatisation and selection.'

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21 Feb.: Social and political philosophy

PROFESSOR S.J. BALL, King's College, London: `Markets, equity, and values.'
PROFESSOR R. PRING: `Personal worth/community.'

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6 Mar.: The curriculum

PROFESSOR D. LAWTON, Institute of Education, London: `What is worth learning?'
MS S. TOMLINSON, Goldsmith's College, London: `A comprehensive curriculum 14–19.'

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1 May: Effective schools and effective teachers

MS C. BENN, Kensington and Chelsea College of Further Education: `What is an effective comprehensive school?'
PROFESSOR TED WRAGG, Exeter: `Teachers for the comprehensive ideal.'

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15 May: Effective learning

B. CLARKE, head teacher, Peers School, Oxford: `What comprehensive schools do better.'
J. ABBOTT, Director, Education 2000: `Information technology and the comprehensive ideal.'

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29 May: The organisation of comprehensive education in the future

TIM BRIGHOUSE, Chief Education Officer, Birmingham: `A local democratic framework.'
PROFESSOR S. RANSON, Birmingham: `The comprehensive school within the learning society.'

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EUROPEAN HUMANITIES RESEARCH CENTRE

Colloquium: perspectives on philosophical dialogue

This colloquium will be held on Friday, 26 January, and Saturday, 27 January, in the Maison Française.

The colloquium will begin with a reception at the Maison Française at 7.15 p.m. on Friday, 26 January. The reception will be followed by a recital, also at the Maison. Details of the meeting on Saturday, 27 January, are given below.

Enquiries should be directed to the EHRC, 47 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JF (telephone: Oxford (2)70497/(2)70471, fax: (2)70499, e-mail: ehrc@modern-languages.ox.ac.uk).

Saturday, 27 January
PROFESSOR M. BOWIE and DR J.-C. VATIN
9.15 a.m: opening of the meeting.

PROFESSOR J.-J. LECERCLE, Paris
9.30 a.m.: `Dialogue between Continental and English philosophy.'

DR E. SHAFFER
10.45 a.m.: `Coleridge's Dialogue of Dialogues: the opus magnum and the opus maximum.'

PROFESSOR J. NEUBAUER, Amsterdam
11.45 a.m.: `Bakhtin and Lukács: a one-sided dialogue on the novel.'

PROFESSOR M. PFISTER, Free University, Berlin
2 p.m.: `Dialogue in the theatre: some typological co-ordinates.'

PROFESSOR B. GÖRANZON, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, and M. FLORIN, Dramaturge, Royal Theatre, Stockholm
3 p.m.: `Using dialogue: Wittgenstein and Turing.'

MR I. CHRISTIE
4.30 p.m.: Showing of Roberto Rosselini's film on Blaise Pascal (with discussion).

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR HEBREW AND JEWISH STUDIES

Jacobs Lectures in Rabbinic Thought

The persecutions of 1096: the First Crusade and its significance in Jewish history

PROFESSOR J. COHEN, Tel Aviv University and Ohio State University, will deliver the Jacobs Lectures at the times shown below.

Mon., 12 Feb., 5 p.m., St Cross College: `Between history and historiography: the events of 1096 and constructions of their meaning.'

Tue., 13 Feb., 2.30 p.m., Wolfson College: `From the revelation at Sinai to the vigils of Pentecost: the martyrdom of Isaac ben David of Mainz.'

Mon., 19 Feb., 5 p.m., 45 St Giles': `Kiddush ha-Shem: the martyr's death, in sanctification of God's Name.'

Tue., 20 Feb., 2.30 p.m., Wolfson College: `Rachel the Matriarch, the Virgin, and Mater Ecclesia in the martyrology of 1096.'

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Lancaster/Yarnton Lectures in Judaism and other religions

Jews and Gentiles: natural law in Judaism

PROFESSOR D. NOVAK, University of Virginia, will deliver the Lancaster/Yarnton Lectures at the times shown below.

Mon., 29 Jan., 5 p.m., St Cross College: `The challenge of modern secularity.'

Tue., 30 Jan., 2.30 p.m., Wolfson College: `Jewish ethics and natural law.'

Mon., 5 Feb., 5 p.m., St Cross College: `Natural law and Created Nature.'

Tue., 6 Feb., 2.30 p.m., Wolfson College: `Noahide law and human personhood.'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

The following seminars will be held at 5.15 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, George Street.

DR C. ROBINSON
24 Jan.: `Annals, chronicles, Ta`rikh genre and the early Islamic historiographic tradition.'

DR E. ROGAN
31 Jan.: `A struggle for bodies, minds, and souls: Ottoman and European missionaries in Syria.'

DR N. YAVARI, Al-Zahra University, Tehran
7 Feb.: `Nizama al-Mulk's sectarian policies.'

DR P. ROBINS
28 Feb.: To be announced.

DR M. MIR, Michigan, Ann Arbor
6 Mar.: The Qur'an as literature.'

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NISSAN INSTITUTE OF JAPANESE STUDIES

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Lecture Theatre, the Nissan Institute.

PROFESSOR J.A.A. STOCKWIN
19 Jan.: `Aspects of post-war Japanese democracy.'

DR NAOKO SHIMAZU
26 Jan.: `Anglo-American responses to Japan's racial equality in 1919.'

D. ASHER
2 Feb.: `Whatever happened to the miracle? Of myths, illusions, and the new Japanese reality.'

MS S. KINSELLA
9 Feb.: `Where does manga come from? The difficulty of making manga in the 1990s.'

PROFESSOR MASATAKA KOSAKA, Kyoto
16 Feb.: `The international relations of Japan.' (Provisional title)

J. SWENSON-WRIGHT, Cambridge
23 Feb.: `Okinawa and its role in post-war Japan–US relations.'

DR P. DEANS, Kent
1 Mar.: `Japan's relations with Taiwan: the prospects for seikei bunri.'

D. FORFAR
8 Mar.: `Shiwasu Matsuri: a Shinto festival with Korean kami, the basis for a local tourism project in Miyazaki.'

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QUEEN ELIZABETH HOUSE

Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women

Issues in gender and development

The following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in the Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House.

Conveners: Cecillie Swaisland and Camillia Fawzi El-Solh. For further information, telephone Oxford (2)73644.

DR EL-SOLH
18 Jan.: `The problematic of gender as a practical development tool.'

DR A. LAWSON, ETHOS, London
25 Jan.: `After Beijing: the women's movement in the UK.'

A. KOSHY
1 Feb.: `Spring after a winter of discontent: women and the environment in India.'

P. READY, Kalayaan, London
8 Feb.: `British overseas domestic workers—a modern form of slavery?'

PROFESSOR M. OHINATA
15 Feb.: `The mystique of motherhood in Japan.'

DR S. ADNAN
22 Feb.: `A harsh freedom: contradictory aspects of change in women's position in Bangladesh.'

DR S. HUANG
29 Feb.: ` "Help wanted": south-east Asia's maid trade.'

DR P. BEVAN
7 Mar.: `Women in rural Ethiopia: economic roles and coping strategies.'

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REWLEY HOUSE

Friends of Rewley House Annual Lecture

DR R. DAWKINS will deliver the Friends of Rewley House Annual Lecture at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, 13 February, in the Lecture Theatre, the University Museum.

Tickets will be available at the reception desk, Rewley House, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., or at the door; free to Friends of Rewley House, £2 to others.

Subject: `The gene's view of creation.'

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CENTRE FOR SOCIO-LEGAL STUDIES

International law and society: doctrine, practice, and implementation

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on the days shown in the Buttery, Wolfson College. They will take place on Mondays, with the exception of the seminar to be held on Wednesday, 24 January.

Conveners: D.J. Galligan, BCL, MA, Professor of Socio- Legal Studies and Director of the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, and D.J. Sandler (JD California), Junior Research Fellow, Wolfson College.

PROFESSOR I. BROWNLIE
24 Jan.: `The theoretical basis of international law.'

DR M. JANIS
29 Jan.: `The theory and practice of European human rights law.'

PROFESSOR E.A. ROBERTS
5 Feb.: `The implementation of the laws of war in contemporary conflicts.'

DR C. BEYANI, LSE
12 Feb.: `The criminal jurisdiction of the international tribunals for Yugoslavia and Rwanda.'

PROFESSOR R. GOODE
19 Feb.: `The influence of mercantile practice on the context of commercial law.'

PROFESSOR R. MACRORY
26 Feb.: `Enforcing European environmental law.'

DR C. GRAY
4 Mar.: `International law and national decision- making.'

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ALL SOULS COLLEGE

All Souls Foreign Policy Studies Programme

Lessons from Bosnia

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Old Library, All Souls College.

Conveners: R.J. O'Neill, MA, D.Phil., Chichele Professor of the History of War, and Sir Julian Bullard, MA, Fellow, All Souls College.

THE RT. HON. LORD CARRINGTON
19 Jan.: `Introduction.'

DR C.D. GRAY
26 Jan.: `The international legal aspects.'

SIR DAVID HANNAY, formerly British Ambassador to the UN
2 Feb.: `The role of the UN.'

DR M. ALMOND, London
9 Feb.: `Learning from our mistakes how to make new ones.'

B. CROWE, CFSP Secretariat, Brussels
16 Feb.: `The European vision: a common foreign and security policy?'

GEN. SIR MICHAEL ROSE, formerly Commander, UNPROFOR
23 Feb.: `International peace-keeping: conditions for success.'

D. BRYER, Director, Oxfam
1 Mar.: `The role of non-governmental organisations.'

THE RT. HON. DOUGLAS HURD
8 Mar.: `A British overview.'

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BRASENOSE COLLEGE

Greece, the Balkans, and the EU

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Stocker Room, Brasenose College.

Convener: E. Kofos (Ph.D. London), Visiting Fellow in Hellenic Studies, Brasenose College.

MS M. TELALIAN, Legal Adviser, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Athens
22 Jan.: `The legal protection of national minorities: recent developments in Europe.'

D. KOURKOULAS, European Commission
29 Jan.: `The perspectives for the integration of the Balkan countries into European structures: the case for a Balkan policy of the European Union.'

PROFESSOR K. IONNOU, Thrace
12 Feb.: `Political considerations and EC Law before the Court of Justice of the EC: Case No. C-120/94 European Commission v. Greece.'

DR M. MAZOWER, Sussex
19 Feb.: `Lessons from the 1940s: the Greek Civil War and current developments in ex-Yugoslavia.'

PROFESSOR T. VEREMIS, Athens
26 Feb.: `Greece and the Black Sea Initiative.'

DR KOFOS
4 Mar.: `The European experience and long-term confidence building measures in the Balkans: the revision of school textbooks of history and geography.'

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CORPUS CHRISTI COLLEGE

Lowe Lectures in Palaeography

Ancient history in early modern Europe

PROFESSOR A. GRAFTON, Department of History, Princeton University, will deliver the eighth series of the Lowe Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Examination Schools.
Wed. 24 Jan.: `The reading and teaching of the ancient historians.'

Fri. 26 Jan.: `The antiquarians and the reconstruction of ancient societies.'

Mon. 29 Jan.: `The rediscovery of barbarian texts and civilisations.'

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F.W. Bateson Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR HERMIONE LEE, Professor of English, University of York, will deliver the F.W. Bateson Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 14 February, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Biomythographers: rewriting the lives of Virginia Woolf.'

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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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LINACRE COLLEGE

Linacre Lectures 1995–6

Mind, brain, and environment

The following lectures will be given at 5.30 p.m. on Thursdays in Lecture Theatre A, the Zoology/Psychology Building.

Linacre College acknowledges the generosity of British Petroleum PLC in making this lecture series possible.

PROFESSOR R. HINDE, lately Royal Society Research Professor, Cambridge
25 Jan.: `Humans and human habitats: reciprocal influences.'

PROFESSOR H. FREEMAN,, University of Manchester School of Medicine
8 Feb.: `Mental health and the urban environment.'

PROFESSOR T. INGOLD, University of Manchester
22 Feb.: `Culture, nature, environment: steps to an ecology of life.'

PROFESSOR A. CLARE, St Patrick.'s Hospital, Dublin
29 Feb.: `Meeting of minds: the import of family and society.'

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MANSFIELD COLLEGE

Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society

OCEES Debates 1996

The following debates will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the Law Faculty, the St Cross Building. Further information may be obtained from Ms Nina Booth-Clibborn, OCEES, Mansfield College (telephone and fax: Oxford (2)70886, e-mail: ocees@mansfield.oxford.ac.uk).

MS AROHA TE PAREAKE MEAD, Deputy and Foreign Policy Convener, Maori Congress, and DR K. REDFORD, Director of the Nature Conservancy's Conservation Science and Stewardship Programme
18 Jan.: `Indigenous peoples as conservationists: does being indigenous mean you conserve nature?' (Chair: Professor Sir Ghillean Prance, Director, RBG, Kew)

G. LIPMAN, President, World Travel and Tourism Council, and P. GONZALVES, Programme Co-ordinator, Ecumenical Coalition on Third World Tourism
1 Feb.: `Tourism, travel, and the environment: is there a right to travel? What would the environmental and cultural implications of such a right be?' (Chair: Professor V. Middleton)

D. ELGIN, author of Voluntary Simplicity, and DR J.B. SCHOR, Harvard
15 Feb.: `Does voluntary simplicity provide a realistic path toward ecological sustainability?' (Chair: Dr P. Elkins, Birkbeck College)

MS S. NARAIN, Deputy Director, Centre for Science and Environment, New Delhi, and DR A. STEER, World Bank
29 Feb.: `Global environmental concern—at whose expense? Does the new international ecological order protect the interests of future generations of the rich at the expense of the present generation of the poor?' (Chair: Professor A. Dobson, Keele)

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Asian Studies Centre

Conference: demographic and social change in Asia

Organised with the Centre for Modern Chinese Studies
This conference will be held on Friday, 16 February, in the New Room, the Hilda Besse Building, St Antony's College. Further details may be obtained from the centre (telephone and fax: Oxford (2)74559, e-mail: asian@st-antonys.ox.ac.uk).

Convener: C.Z. Lin, MA, D.Phil., Shaw Lecturer in the Economy of China.

PROFESSOR R. SMITH, Cambridge
10 a.m.: `Demographic change in China and Asia in historical and comparative perspective.'

PROFESSOR C. DIXON, London Guildhall University
11.30 a.m.: `Regional economic growth in Thailand and Vietnam.'

DR M. REBICK
2.15 p.m.: `Labour issues in Japan.'

DR DRAKAKIS-SMITH, Liverpool
3.45 p.m.: `Labour issues in Singapore.'

PROFESSOR R. CASSEN
5 p.m.: `Demographic change in India.'

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Centre for Indian Studies

South Asian History Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Tuesdays in Blackhall, Queen Elizabeth House. Those wishing to attend are asked to note the changed venue and time.

Convener: D.A. Washbrook, MA, D.Phil., Fellow of St Antony's College and Reader in Modern South Asian History.

C. MARKOVITS, Centre d'Études de l'Inde et de l'Asie du Sud, Paris
16 Jan.: `Indian merchant networks abroad in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries: a general survey.'

DR S. AIYAR, King's College, Cambridge
23 Jan.: `August anarchy: the partition massacres in Punjab.'

DR S. ADNAN
30 Jan.: `Differentiation and restructuring of the peasantry in Bangladesh: the dynamics of social, economic, and demographic change at village level, 1942–88.'

A. GROUT, SOAS
6 Feb.: `Treasures of the Earth: attitudes to European mining in India, c.1770–1850.'

DR R. O'HANLON, Cambridge
13 Feb.: `Issues of "masculinity" in South Asian history.'

DR K. TELTSCHER, Roehampton Institute
20 Feb.: `The Black Hole of Calcutta: fashioning an imperial myth.'

DR S. BASU, Cambridge
27 Feb.: `Strikes and riots in late nineteenth- century Calcutta.'

J.B. LOURDUSAMY and S.A.D. HASSAN
5 Mar. (JBL) `Science and technology in India.'
(SADH) `Islam and state formation in Pakistan 1947–58.'

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WOLFSON COLLEGE

Wolfson College Lectures 1996

From soul to self

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in Wolfson College. The lectures are open to the public.

PROFESSOR R. SORABJI, King's College, London
16 Jan.: `The soul in Greek thought.'

SIR ANTHONY KENNY
23 Jan.: `Body, soul, and intellect in Aquinas.'

THE RT REVD KALLISTOS WARE
30 Jan.: `The soul in Greek Christianity.'

DR P. RIVIÈRE
6 Feb.: `Shamanism and the unconfined soul.'

PROFESSOR R. GOMBRICH
13 Feb.: `Selfless Buddhists: ethics without metaphysics?'

PROFESSOR G. MATTHEWS, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
20 Feb.: `Animal souls in Augustine and Descartes.'

DR S. GREENFIELD
27 Feb.: `Soul, brain, and mind.'

DR G. STRAWSON
5 Mar.: `The sense of the self.'

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OXFORD INNOVATION SOCIETY

PROFESSOR C. LEAVER will lecture to the Oxford Innovation Society at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 14 March, in the Department of Pharmacology. Admission will be by ticket only, obtainable from Isis Innovation (telephone: Oxford (2)72411).

Subject: `Transgenic plants: the next green revolution?'

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OXFORD ITALIAN ASSOCIATION

Lectures

The following lectures will be given at 8 p.m. on the days shown, as follows: on 18 January and 7 February, in the Mary Ogilvie Theatre, St Anne's College; on 20 February, in the Pauling Centre, 58 Banbury Road.

The charge for admission is £1 for non-members. Admission is free to members and to students under thirty.

A. CLARIDGE
Thur. 18 Jan.: `Ancient Romans at the seaside—the dig at Vicus Augustanus.'

DR J. WHITELEY
Wed. 7 Feb.: `Michelangelo as draughtsman.'

DR R. COOPER
Tue. 20 Feb.: `The Renaissance carnival in Italy.'

Day-school: Four aspects of the Renaissance in Venice

A day-school on this subject, organised by the Department for Continuing Education with the collaboration of the Association, will be held on Saturday, 9 March, 9.30 a.m.–5.15 p.m., in the Mary Ogilvie Theatre, St Anne's College.

Italian films

The following films will be shown at 8 p.m. on the days indicated at St Clare's, Oxford, 139 Banbury Road. Admission is free.

Thurs. 15 Feb.: Ricomincio da tre (Troisi). With English subtitles.

Mon. 11 Mar.: Non ci resta che piangere (Troisi and Benigni). No subtitles.

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