Lectures

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INAUGURAL LECTURE

Harmsworth Professor of American History

PROFESSOR D.M. KENNEDY will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 7 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Can the United States still afford to be a nation of immigrants?'

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JAMES P.R. LYELL LECTURES IN BIBLIOGRAPHY 1996

In praise of scribes: manuscripts and their makers in seventeenth-century England

DR P. BEAL will deliver the following illustrated lectures at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the St Cross Building.

14 May: `In praise of scribes.'

16 May: ` "It shall not therefore kill itself; that is, not bury itself": Donne's Biathanatos and its text.'

21 May: `The character of a London scrivener: the "feathery scribe" .'

23 May: ` "Hoping they shall only come to your merciful eyes": Sidney's Letter to the Queen and its transmission.'

28 May: ` "The virtuous Mrs Philips" and "that whore Castlemaine": Orinda and her apotheosis, 1664–8.'

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CHERWELL-SIMON MEMORIAL LECTURE 1996

PROFESSOR U. AMALDI, University of Milan and European Laboratory for Particle Physics, CERN, will deliver the Cherwell-Simon Memorial Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Friday, 24 May, in Lecture Theatre A, the Zoology/Psychology Building.

Subject: `When nothing is something: a history of the vacuum.'

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HALLEY LECTURE 1996

PROFESSOR D. GOUGH, Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, will deliver the Halley Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 7 May, in the Lecture Theatre, the University Museum.

Subject: `The seismic structure of the sun.'

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BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Symposium: the bacterial chromosome

This symposium will be held on Friday, 15 March, in Lecture Room 2, the Department of Biochemistry.

The meeting will close with discussion and refreshments at 5 p.m. in the Microbiology Unit Seminar Room.

Further information may be obtained from Professor D.J. Sherratt.

PROFESSOR W. DONACHIE, ICMB, Edinburgh
2 p.m.: `The bacterial cell cycle.'

DR J.-M. LOUARN, CNRS, Toulouse
3 p.m.: `Nucleoid organisation and resident recombination in E.coli.'

DR M. SHARPE
4 p.m.: `B.subtilis genes for chromosome partition during growth and sporulation.'

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LITERAE HUMANIORES

PROFESSOR E. ÖZGEN, Director General of Monuments and Museums, Republic of Turkey, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 24 April, in the Institute of Archaeology.

Convener: J.J. Coulton, MA, Reader in Classical Archaeology.

Subject: `War on the illicit antiquities trade: the Turkish contribution.'

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WELLCOME UNIT FOR THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE

A place to die: the geography of mortality in Britain from medieval to modern times

A symposium on this subject will be held at the Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine on Tuesday, 23 April. Further details may be obtained from Dr Mary Dobson (telephone: Oxford (2)74608), or Dr Philip Schofield (telephone: (2)74610).

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