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CLARENDON LECTURES IN ECONOMICS 1995

PROFESSOR OLIVIER BLANCHARD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will deliver the 1995 Clarendon Lectures in Economics at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 8 November, Thursday, 9 November, and Friday, 10 November, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

Subject: `Economics of transition in eastern Europe.'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

French literature from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays, in Trinity College. The 23 November seminar will be held in the Old Bursary; earlier seminars will be held in the Danson Room.

Conveners: G.J. Mallinson, MA, University Lecturer (CUF) in French, and S. Pierse.

N. CRONK
12 Oct.: `Illustrating the eighteenth-century novel: the example of Cazotte's Le Diable amoureux.') (With slides)

S. JOHNSON
26 Oct.: `Jean-Pierre Camus as romancier à clef: the case of La Pieuse Julie.'

M. COOK, University of Exeter
9 Nov.: `Reading the Bernardin de Saint-Pierre manuscripts.' (With slides)

J. CLARKE, Keele
23 Nov.: `The Guénégaud theatre and the demise of the machine play (1673–80).'

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Modern French Studies Research Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5.15 p.m. on Mondays in the Hovenden Room, All Souls College.

Conveners: M.M. Bowie, MA, Marshal Foch Professor of French Literature, and C.J. Davis, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer (CUF) in French.

R. WHITE
16 Oct.: `Psychoanalysis in mourning.'

Round-table discussion, with Dr V. Worth (King's College, London), Dr E. Fallaize, Dr J. Milligan, and Dr A. Finch; chaired by Mr C.F. Robinson
30 Oct.: `Establishing a female canon.'

L. KORTHALS ALTES, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam
13 Nov.: `Ethical criticism: old wine or new spirit?'

PROFESSOR M. LE DOEUFF, Geneva
20 Nov.: `Comment l'intuition vint aux femmes.'

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Oxford Russian Graduate Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in 47 Wellington Square.

Convener: G.S. Smith, MA, Professor of Russian.

PROFESSOR SMITH
19 Oct.: `1945–95: Boris Slutsky's war, in prose and poetry.'

V. MAKANIN, Moscow
2 Nov.: A reading from his work.

DR V. OREL, Tel Aviv
9 Nov.: `The language and message of the Old Kievan graffiti.'

A. RAJEWSKY
16 Nov.: `Studying the new Russian legal language.'

PROFESSOR W. BRUMFIELD, Tulane
23 Nov.: `Lost Russia: architectural monuments.'

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Lecture

DR E. BRÜGGEN, Cologne, will lecture at 8.30 p.m. on Monday, 16 October, in Somerville College.

Conveners: A. Suerbaum, MA, and A. Volfing, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturers in German.

Subject: `Inszenierte Körperlichkeit. Höfisches Zeremoniell im "Parzifal" Wolframs von Eschenbach.'

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MODERN HISTORY

Special Faculty Lecture

PROFESSOR J. NELSON, King's College, London, will deliver the annual Special Faculty Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 20 October, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Bad rulership in the earlier Middle Ages: diagnoses and prescriptions.'

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Early Modern Europe Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Fridays in the Modern History Faculty.

Conveners: Sir John Elliott, MA, D.Phil., Regius Professor of Modern History, R.J.W. Evans, MA, D.Phil., Professor of European History, and J.C. Robertson, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer (CUF) in Modern History.

J. ISRAEL, University College, London
13 Oct.: `Who began the European Enlightenment: the English or the Dutch?'

R. MACKENNEY, Edinburgh
20 Oct.: ` "A plot discovered"?: myth, legend, and the "Spanish" conspiracy against Venice in 1618.'

P. ROBERTS, Warwick
27 Oct.: `The most crucial battle of the Wars of Religion? Conflict over sites of Reformed worship in sixteenth- century France.'

J.-P. RUBIES, Reading
3 Nov.: `The practice and rhetoric of travel in the formation of early modern élites: England and Spain 1500–1650.'

H. CIECHANOWSKA
10 Nov.: `Image-making for a restored monarchy: the coronation of Carlo Borbone in Palermo in 1735.'

T. JOHNSON, University of the West of England
17 Nov. `Aspects of the Counter-Reformation in Bavaria.'

G. LUKOWSKI, Birmingham
24 Nov.: `Sarmatia and reform: political ideas in eighteenth-century Poland.'

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ORIENTAL STUDIES

Ancient Near Eastern Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 2.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in Lecture Room 1, the Oriental Institute.

Details of further seminars will be announced later.

Conveners: M.A. Collier, MA, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, All Souls College, S. Dalley, MA, Senior Research Fellow, Somerville College, and E. Robson (B.Sc. Warwick), Junior Lecturer in Akkadian.

DR S. QUIRKE, British Museum
17 Oct.: `The deployment of the hieroglyphic and hieratic scripts in Middle Kingdom Egypt.'

Discussion
24 Oct.: `Wisdom literature in the Ancient Near East.'

DR L. MORENZ, Queen's
31 Oct.: `Intertextuality and the Admonitions of Ipuwer.'

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PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Oxford Physics Colloquia

The following lectures will be given at 4.15 p.m. on Fridays in the Lindemann Lecture Theatre, the Clarendon Laboratory.

Conveners: R.J. Nicholas, MA, D.Phil., Reader in Physics, and C.E. Webb, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Laser Physics.

DR C.J. FOOT
20 Oct.: `New developments in laser cooling: Bose Einstein condensation in a dilute atomic gas.'

PROFESSOR L.J. CHALLIS, Nottingham
27 Oct.: `George Green: miller, mathematician, and physicist.'

PROFESSOR A. BALOGH, Imperial College, London
10 Nov.: `Ulysses and the polar heliosphere.'

DR J.G. WALKER, Nottingham
17 Nov.: `Physics of the CD player.'

PROFESSOR N. KURTI
24 Nov.: `Birmingham, Oxford, and the Bomb.'

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Department of Materials: materials modelling laboratory seminars

The following seminars will be held at 1.15 p.m. on Fridays in Lecture Room 7, the Engineering and Technology Building.

Conveners: D.G. Pettifor, MA, Isaac Wolfson Professor of Metallurgy, and A.P. Sutton, MA, M.Sc., University Lecturer in Materials Science.

DR H. FUJITANI, Fujitsu Laboratories, Japan
13 Oct.: `Schottky barrier height and electronic structure of silicide/silicon interfaces.'

DR A. SARKISSIAN
20 Oct.: `Computer modelling of eutectic growth.'

PROFESSOR R. COHEN, Carnegie Institution of Washington
27 Oct.: `The computer cell: first principles high pressure physics.'

PROFESSOR R.J. FAULKNER, Loughborough
3 Nov.: `Modelling of grain boundary segregation.'

DR C. HIPPSLEY, AEA Industrial Technology, Harwell
10 Nov.: `Modelling the ductile to brittle transition in steels.'

DR W. CLYNE, Cambridge
17 Nov.: `Modelling of residual stresses in thermally sprayed coatings and their effect on interfacial bonding.'

PROFESSOR N.C. HANDY, Cambridge
24 Nov.: `Density functional theory for molecules.'

DR R. TEW, Nottingham
1 Dec.: `Complex ray theory and fluid–solid diffraction phenomena.' (In association with OCIAM)

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Theoretical Physics Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Fridays in the Nuclear Physics Lecture Theatre.

Convener: Sir Roger Elliott, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Theoretical Physics.

PROFESSOR J.D. BJORKEN, Stanford; Eastman Visiting Professor
13 Oct.: `The gaugeless limit of the standard model.'

DR S. SARKAR
27 Oct.: `Supersymmetry and cosmological inflation.'

DR G. MANDELBAUM, Newton Institute
10 Nov.: `Chaotic gauge fields and their quantisation.'

DR L. BREY, Madrid
24 Nov.: `Skyrme crystal in a two-dimensional electron gas.'

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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)72901.

PROFESSOR R. HIDE
12 Oct.: `Magnetohydrodynamic oscillations of the earth's core.'

DR S. ELLIOTT, European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites, Darmstadt, Germany
19 Oct.: `Baroclinic instability in a cylindrical geometry.'

PROFESSOR M. GHIL, California (Los Angeles), and École Normale Supérieure, Paris
2 Nov.: `Some personal thoughts on ENSO, or, do we we have a unified theory?'

ACADEMICIAN G.S. GOLITSYN, Institute of Atmospheric Sciences, Russian Academy of Sciences
9 Nov.: `Non-linear spectra in geophysics and astrophysics.'

DR P. READ
16 Nov.: `Modelling the climate on Mars—for science and for future missions?'

DR L. SPARKS, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology
23 Nov.: `Large-scale retrieval of atmospheric profiles.'

DR C.D. RODGERS
30 Nov.: `Optimisation of remote sensing.'

DR J. AUSTIN, Meteorological Office
7 Dec.: `Ten years of modelling the ozone hole and some possible consequences for the Arctic.'
(Note: the date for this seminar is uncertain.)

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Non-linear Dynamics Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 2.30 p.m. on Mondays in the Dobson Lecture Room, the Atmospheric Physics Laboratory.

Further information may be obtained from Dr T. Peacock (telephone: (2)72342).

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

DR C. BARENGHI, Newcastle
16 Oct.: `Helium couette flow: from the first vortex to the vortex tangle.'

DR H. BYRNE, Bath
23 Oct.: `The role of cell–cell adhesion in the development of carcinomas.'

DR D. BARKLEY, Warwick
30 Oct.: `Dynamics in the cylinder's wake.'

DR B. RUCKEIT, Hamburg
6 Nov.: `Low-frequency atmospheric variability.'

MR A. LOVEGROVE
13 Nov.: `Bifurcations in baroclinic flows.'

DR A. RUCKLIDGE, Cambridge
20 Nov.: `Shearing instabilities and global bifurcations in 3D magnetoconvection.'

DR F. GIARGIUTII, EPSCI, Paris
27 Nov.: `Dynamics of flowing liquid films.'

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SOCIAL STUDIES

Sociology Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Fridays in Barnett House, Wellington Square.

Conveners: D. Gambetta, MA, Reader in Sociology, and M. Hechter, MA, University Lecturer in Sociology.

Y. BARZEL, Washington
20 Oct.: `Economic rights, legal rights, and the evolution of the state.'

W.G. RUNCIMAN, Cambridge
27 Oct.: `Why the future of sociology will go "my" way.'

PROFESSOR S. RINGEN
3 Nov.: `Class inequality and political reform.'

DR A.H. HALSEY
10 Nov.: `A footnote to the history of sociology in Britain.'

N.P. MOUZELIS, LSE
17 Nov.: `Sociology: state of the art and prospects.'

LORD DAHRENDORF
24 Nov.: `Whither sociology?'

R. BOUDON, Maison des Sciences de l'homme, Paris
1 Dec.: `Reflections on sociology.'

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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.

S. BARNETT, Durham
2 Nov.: `Luminescence dating: recent work at Durham University.'

N. BRODIE, Cambridge
16 Nov.: `Sense and nonsense in ceramic characterisation studies.'

R. CROMPTON, Liverpool
30 Nov.: `Lucy's gait.'

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BODLEIAN LIBRARY

Oxford Seminars in Cartography

LOUIS DE VORSEY, JR, Professor Emeritus, University of Georgia, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 17 October, in the Schola Astronomiae et Rhetoricae, Schools Quadrangle, Bodleian Library.

Further details are obtainable from Nick Millea, Map Curator, the Bodleian Library (telephone: Oxford (2)77013, fax: (2)77182, e-mail: nmillea@vax.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `Native American maps of the Columbian Encounter.'

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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL STUDIES

DR G. MCCRUM will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 16 October, in Lecture Room 1, the Department of Educational Studies.

Subject: `Gender and social inequality at Oxbridge.'

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ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE UNIT

Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Mondays in the Main Lecture Theatre, the School of Geography.

Further information may be obtained from Anna Winton (telephone: 281180).

JONATHON PORRITT
16 Oct.: `New directions in the Green Movement.'

DR G. GANDY, Manches & Co., solicitors
23 Oct.: ``Transport and the environment: a lawyer's perspective.'

DR K. THOMPSON, Sheffield
30 Oct.: `Predicting plant dispersal in response to climate change.'

SIR JOHN HOUGHTON, Chairman, Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution
6 Nov.: `Global warming: latest scientific status.'

PROFESSOR J. BEDDINGTON, Imperial College
13 Nov.: `Fishing limits and the limits to fishing.'

N. DE N. WINSER, Deputy Director, Royal Geographical Society
20 Nov.: `Geographical observatories: a fifty-year programme.'

PROFESSOR J. GARDINER, Chairman, Environmental Panel, Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management
27 Nov.: `Sustainable development: integrated catchment management and decision-making for the water environment.'

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QUEEN ELIZABETH HOUSE

Economic Development Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House.

J. WEEKS, SOAS
12 Oct.: `Economic growth and the size distribution of establishments: an empirical survey.'

R. CASSEN
19 Oct.: `The productive effects for human development.'

F. STEWART
26 Oct.: `The urban informal sector—a new approach.'

J. KNIGHT
2 Nov.: `Towards a labour market in China.'

T. FISHER
9 Nov.: `The rural non-farm sector in India.'

R. SABOT, Williams College
16 Nov.: `Inequality, savings, and growth.'

G. KINGDON
23 Nov.: `The quality and efficiency of public and private education in India.'

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Asian Studies Centre

AIDS in Asia—the challenge of the twenty-first century

The Asian Studies Centre at St Antony's College is to host a workshop focusing on the causes and the social, economic, and political consequences of the AIDS epidemic in the South Asian subcontinent and in south-east Asia, particularly Thailand. Participants will be primarily area specialists who have special expertise in the social and medical fields related to AIDS.

The workshop will be held on Friday, 10 November, in the New Room, the Hilda Besse Building (except where otherwise indicated), St Antony's College.

Conveners: P.B.R. Carey, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer (CUF) in Modern History, and R. Foot, MA, John Swire Fellow in the International Relations of East Asia, St Antony's College.

Those wishing to attend should, by 16 October, contact either the conveners or the Secretary of the Asian Studies Centre, Ms Chloe Dobree (telephone/fax: Oxford (2)74559, e-mail: asian@st- antonys.ox.ac.uk).

Workshop session I: 10–11.15 a.m.
JEEMON JACOB, journalist, Rashtra Deepika, New Delhi: `The social alienation of AIDS patients in South Asia: the role of the media.'

DR J. SHREEDHAR, Special Correspondent, Frontline, Madras: `What fuels the HIV epidemic in India?'

Workshop session II: 11.30 a.m.–12.45 p.m.
PROFESSOR GERRY STIMSON, Directory, Centre for Research on Drugs and Health Behaviour, London: `Drug injecting and HIV infection in south- east Asia.'

DR H. HOMANS, Specialist in HIV/AIDS and reproductive health, Overseas Development Administration: `The UK Government's response to HIV/AIDS in the developing world: with special reference to south- east Asia.'

Keynote address: 2.30–4 p.m., in the New Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College
J. UNGPHAKORN, Director, Thai AIDS NGO—ACCESS: `AIDS in Asia: the challenge of the twenty-first century.'
Round table discussion: 4.30–6 p.m., the New Room, St Antony's College.

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Huang Hsing Foundation Lecture in Asian Studies

MR M. YAHUDA, LSE, will deliver the Huang Hsing Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 7 November, in the College Lecture Theatre (New Building), St Antony's College.

Subject: `Hong Kong: a new beginning for China?'

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Centre for Indian Studies

South Asian History Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Seminar Room, the Nissan Institute.

Convener: D.A. Washbrook, MA, D.Phil., Reader in Modern South Asian History.

PROFESSOR J. HURD, Norwich University, USA
17 Oct.: `Progress gone sour: the railways of India 1884–1938.'

DR P. ROBB, SOAS
24 Oct.: `Completing "our stock of geography" or an object "still more sublime"?: Colin Mackenzie's survey of Mysore, 1799–1810.'

DR M. WASEEM
31 Oct.: `The MQM: a case study of ethnic conflict in Pakistan.'

DR U. SINGH, Saurashtra University
7 Nov.: `The resurgence of Hindutva—a case of religious fundamentalism?'

DR D. KOPF, Minnesota
14 Nov.: `Scratches on Kali's mind: the historian as novelist?'

MR S.W.A. SHAH
21 Nov.: `Agrarian unrest in the North-West Frontier Province during the first Congress Ministry (1937–9)—Ghalla Dher, a case study.'

DR M. MISRA
28 Nov.: `Business, politics, and nationalism in inter-war India.'

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TEMPLETON COLLEGE

SIR JOHN TEMPLETON will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 20 October, in Templeton College.

The lecture is open to all members of the University. Those wishing to attend are asked to contact Mrs Stephanie Parsons (telephone: Oxford 735422).

Subject: `Accelerating progress.'

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WADHAM COLLEGE AND THE MATHEMATICAL INSTITUTE

Milne Lecture

DR J.C. MATHER, NASA Goddard Space Center, USA, will deliver the nineteenth annual Milne Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 30 November, in the Mathematical Institute. All are welcome.

Subject: `Observing the Big Bang.'

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WOLFSON COLLEGE

Ronald Syme Lecture 1995

PROFESSOR T.D.C. BARNES, FRSC, Professor of Classics, University of Toronto, will deliver the fifth Ronald Syme Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 19 October, in the Hall, Wolfson College.

Subject: `Hagiography and Roman history.'

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OXFORD IMMUNOLOGY GROUP

DR POLLY MATZINGER, National Institutes of Health, USA, will lecture at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, 18 October, in the Lecture Room, the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology. The meeting will be chaired by Professor Herman Waldmann.

Subject: `Tolerance and the four Ds: danger, distress, destruction, and death, or: beyond self and non-self.'

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OXFORD INNOVATION SOCIETY

PROFESSOR C. HIGGINS of the IMM will lecture to the society at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 7 December, in the Department of Pharmacology. The lecture will be preceded by tea at 5.30 p.m.

Admission is by ticket only, obtainable from Isis Innovation (telephone: Oxford (2)72411).

Subject: `Gene therapy.'

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OXFORD ITALIAN ASSOCIATION

Lectures

The following illustrated lectures will be given at 8 p.m. on the days shown (refreshements available from 7.45 p.m.). The cost of entrance is £1 for members, £2 for non-members, but there is no charge for students under thirty.

The 19 October and 10 November lectures will be given in the Mary Ogilvie Theatre, St Anne's College. The 31 October lecture will be given in the Pauling Human Sciences Centre.

PROFESSOR P. ARMOUR
Thur. 19 Oct.: `Galileo: spheres v. satellites.'

DR G. MAGYAR
31 Oct.: `What is JET---the Joint European Torus?'

PROFESSOR N. MANN
Fri. 10 Nov.: `Petrarch and Simone Martini.'

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Italian films

The following films will be shown at 8 p.m. on the days shown in St Clare's Oxford, 139 Banbury Road. Entrance is free, but small donations to the association are welcome.

Mon. 23 Oct.: La Ciociara (De Sica, 1960; without subtitles)

Thur. 30 Nov.: Roma Città Aperta (Rosselini 1945; English subtitles)

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OXFORD MEDIEVAL SOCIETY

DR H. MAYR-HARTING will lecture at 8.30 p.m. on Thursday, 19 October, in the Bostar Hall, University College. Wine will be served from 8.15 p.m. New members are welcome.

Subject: `Ottonian church and cosmos: the view from Cologne.'

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