Lectures

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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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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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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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CYRIL FOSTER LECTURE 1996

DR BOUTROS BOUTROS-GHALI, Secretary-General of the United Nations, will deliver the 1996 Cyril Foster Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 15 January, in the Sheldonian Theatre.

Subject: `The diplomatic role of the United Nations Secretary-General.'

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CLINICAL MEDICINE

Diabetes Research Laboratories: clinical endocrine and metabolic meetings

The following meetings will be held at 12.45 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Committee Room, Green College.

DR R. THAKKER, Royal Postgraduate Medical School, Hammersmith
17 Jan.: `Molecular mechanisms of calcium homeostasis.'

DR S. ASHCROFT
24 Jan.: `Metabolic regulation of beta-cell function.'

DR R. HOLMAN
31 Jan.: `NIDDM: intervening at an earlier stage.'

DR S. SHALET, Christie Hospital, Manchester
7 Feb.: `Adult growth hormone replacement: lessons from the paediatric experience.'

DR S. FRANKS, St Mary's Hospital Medical School
14 Feb.: `Metabolic aspects of polycystic ovary syndrome.'

DR S. MARSHALL, Newcastle
21 Feb.: `New aspects of diabetic nephropathy.'

DR K. FRAYN, Sheikh Rashid Laboratory
28 Feb.: `Adipose tissue: not just a place to store unwanted calories.'

DR R. CLAYTON, Keele
6 Mar.: `Molecular pathology of pituitary tumours.'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Paget Toynbee Lectures on Dante

PROFESSOR C. GRAYSON will deliver the Paget Toynbee Lectures on Dante at 5 p.m. on the following Mondays in Room 2, the Taylor Institution.

19 Feb.: `The text of the Divine Comedy.'

26 Feb.: `The title of the Divine Comedy.'

4 Mar.: `The message of the Divine Comedy.'

Lecture

PROFESSOR V. MOLETA, Western Australia, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 23 January, in Room 3, the Taylor Institution.

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

Subject: `Virgil in lowest hell.'

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SOCIAL STUDIES

PROFESSOR S. BRAMS, New York University, will give a special seminar at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 11 January, in the Large Lecture Theatre, Nuffield College.

Convener: I. McLean, MA, D.Phil., Official Fellow in Politics, Nuffield College.

Subject: `From cake-cutting to dispute resolution.'

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RUSKIN SCHOOL OF DRAWING AND FINE ART

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

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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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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ST ANNE'S COLLEGE

An evening of words and music

CHRISTOPHER LOGUE will read from his Selected Poems and from his account of the Iliad, and KATHARINE GOWERS (violin) and CHARLES OWEN (piano) will play music by Respighi and Falla, at 7.15 p.m. on Saturday, 13 January, in the Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's College.

Tickets, costing £30 each (including buffet supper), are available from the Development Office, St Anne's College (telephone and fax: Oxford (2)74852).

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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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