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INAUGURAL LECTURES

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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Clifford Chance Professor of European Law

PROFESSOR B.S. MARKESINIS will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 23 February, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

Subject: `The comparatist (or a plea for a broader legal education).'

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Cookson Professor of Materials

PROFESSOR B. CANTOR will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 22 February, in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College.

Subject: `Materials processing and component design.'

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Professor of the History of Art

PROFESSOR M.J. KEMP will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 7 March, in the Ashmolean Museum.

Subject: `The Mona Lisa: from science into myth.'

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JENKINSON MEMORIAL LECTURE

PROFESSOR R.W. GUILLERY, FRS, Dr Lee's Professor of Anatomy, will deliver the Jenkinson Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 19 February, in Lecture Theatre A, the Zoology/Psychology Building.

Subject: `Mirrored maps in the forebrain: reflections on thalamocortical development.'

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CLINICAL MEDICINE

Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine: Division of Clinical Geratology

The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Seminar Room, the Department of Clinical Geratology, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

Convener: J. Grimley Evans, DM, Professor of Clinical Geratology.

MRS M. CLARK
21 Feb.: `The role of the community psychiatric nurse.'

DR C. JENKINSON
28 Feb.: `Measuring health and medical outcomes.'

DR E. DICKINSON
6 Mar.: `Cochrane collaboration: health care of older people.'

DR I. MULLIGAN
13 Mar.: `Diastolic heart failure in the elderly.'

DR R. DAVIES
20 Mar.: `Management of lung cancer in the elderly.'

MR T. AZIZ
27 Mar.: `Stereotactic surgery for movement disorders.'

DR M. MILLER
3 Apr.: `Management of problems in the last days of life.'

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University Department of Clinical Pharmacology

PROFESSOR OLE JūRGENSEN, Copenhagen, will give a seminar at 4.30 p.m. on Thursday, 7 March, in the Cairns Seminar Suite, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

Subject: `NCAM as a quantitative marker for synaptic remodelling in neurodegenerative and psychiatric disorders.'

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Oxford Immunology Group

DR A. COUTINHO, Institut Pasteur, Paris, will lecture at 6 p.m. on Monday, 19 February, in Lecture Theatre 2, the Academic Block, the John Radcliffe Hospital. The meeting will be chaired by Professor Andrew McMichael.

Subject: `Dominant mechanisms ensure thymic epithelium- dependent tolerance to peripheral tissues.'

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National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit: work-in-progress seminars

The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursdays. The 28 March seminar will be held in the NPEU Library (first floor); all other seminars will be held in the E.P. Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green College.

Further information may be obtained from Jo Garcia (telephone: Oxford 224170) or Diana Elbourne (telephone: 224136).

C. MACKRODT, B. GORDON, E. FERN, Ipswich, and A. TRUESDALE
29 Feb.: `The Ipswich Childbirth Study.'

J. OSORNO, R. MCCANDLISH, AND J. GARCIA
28 Mar.: `Monitoring compliance in the HOOP study (Hands On Or Poised): direct observation?'

J. ROGERS, J. WILSON, Hinchingbrooke; A. TRUESDALE, R. MCCANDLISH, AND D. ELBOURNE
25 Apr.: `The Hinchingbrooke Third Stage Trial.'

J. LUMLEY
30 May: `Does prolonged lactation prevent premenopausal breast cancer?'

P. BROCKLEHURST
27 June: `Venous thromboprophlaxis in pregnancy: proposed trials.'

S. MARCHANT
25 July: `Midwives' assessment of postpartum uterine involution: implications for clinical practice and resource management—the BLiPP study.'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Paget Toynbee Lectures on Dante

PROFESSOR C. GRAYSON will give the following lectures at 5 p.m. on Mondays in 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.'

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Lecture

DR R. MUHR, Graz, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 23 February, in Room 3, the Taylor Institution.

Convener: V.C. Martin, MA, University Lecturer in German Language and Linguistics.

Subject: `Das oesterreichische Deutsch.'

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PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Department of Engineering Science: Plasma Seminar

PROFESSOR V. TSYTOVICH, Institute of General Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, will give a seminar at 2.30 p.m. on Monday, 26 February, in Lecture Room 1, the Thom Building (first floor).

Subject: `Dust attraction and gravitation-like instabilities in plasma.'

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PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Oxford Signalling Group

The following lectures will be given from 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 29 February, in the Department of Pharmacology.

L. MAHADEVAN, Randall Institute, King's College, London: `Mapkinase subtypes and immediate early gene activation.'

A. BÖRSCH-HAUBOLD: `Mapkinases in the regulation of phospholipase A2.'

C. KOSAKA: `Mapkinases in slime mould.'

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SOCIAL STUDIES

DR N.P. BOWLES will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 20 February, in the Chester Room, Nuffield College.

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

Subject: `Dollars and gold: the decision to create the modern monetary world.'

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COMMITTEE FOR ARCHAEOLOGY

Lecture

DR J. CZEBRESZUK, Poznan, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 4 March, in the Lecture Room, the Institute of Archaeology.

Subject: `The Bell Beaker tradition in the Polish lowlands.'

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Open day in archaeological science

This open day will be held on Wednesday, 21 February, 2–5 p.m. The following groups will display projects: Research Laboratory for Archaeology, Radiocarbon Accelerator Unit, Isotrace Laboratory, Archaeometallurgy, Environmental Archaeology Unit, and the Institute Conservation Laboratory.

Visits will be self-guided, and maps and other relevant details will be available from the Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art, at which visitors should first present themselves.

Enquiries should be directed to the RLAHA, 6 Keble Road, Oxford OX1 3QJ (telephone: Oxford 515211).

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INSTITUTE FOR CHINESE STUDIES

Special seminars

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays, as follows: the seminar on 20 February will take place in Room 207, the Institute for Chinese Studies; the seminar on 27 February will take place in the New Lecture Theatre, the Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies. All members of the University are welcome to attend the seminars.

Convener: S.Y. Tsang, D.Phil., Louis Cha Senior Research Fellow, St Antony's College.

DR P. MONK, formerly Head of China Analysis, Defence Intelligence Organisation, Australia
20 Feb.: `The borderless world and the Great Wall: China and the ecology of early twenty-first-century realism.'

THE HON. MARTIN LEE, QC, Leader, Democratic Party, Hong Kong, and Member, Hong Kong Legislative Council
27 Feb.: `Countdown to 1997: Hong Kong's 500 days.'

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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.

21 Feb.: Social and political philosophy

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

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.'

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.'

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.'

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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Victor Cook Memorial Lectures

Education, values, and religion

DR JONATHAN SACKS, Chief Rabbi, and PROFESSOR SIR STEWART SUTHERLAND, FBA, Principal, University of Edinburgh, will deliver the 1996 Victor Cook Memorial Lectures at 5.15 p.m. on the following days in the E.P. Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green College. The lectures are open to the public.

Further information may be obtained from Professor Richard Pring, Department of Educational Studies.

DR SACKS
Wed. 28 Feb.: `Religion and civil society.'
Thur. 29 Feb.: `Education and a community of value: the Jewish experience.'

PROFESSOR SUTHERLAND
Tue. 12 Mar.: `Diagnosis?'
Wed. 13 Mar.: `Prognosis? Cure?'

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FILM STUDIES

Graduate film seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in Lecture Room C, St Swithun's Quad, Magdalen College.

Convener: I. Christie, MA, Visiting Lecturer in Film.

MR CHRISTIE
20 Feb.: `Lumière and the legacy of Romanticism.'

U. SCHMIDT, Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine
27 Feb.: `German medical films and Nazi propaganda.'

M. BANKS, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology
5 Mar.: `Film and cultural representation.'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

DR P. ROBINS will give a seminar at 5.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 28 February, in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, George Street.

Subject: `Political Islam in Turkey.'

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NISSAN INSTITUTE OF JAPANESE STUDIES

Cancellation of seminar

The seminar due to be given by Professor Masataka Kosaka at 5 p.m. on Friday, 16 February, has been cancelled because of the illness of the speaker.

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LIBRARIES BOARD

Libraries Board Annual Conference for Library Staff

This conference will be held on Wednedsday, 20 March, in St John's College.

Subject: `Design for change: new approaches to library services.'

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Libraries Board Training Co-ordinating Committee

MS NANCY ELKINGTON, Research Libraries Information Network, will give a seminar at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, 6 March, in the IES Seminar Room, the St Cross Building. Julian Roberts of the Bodleian Library will introduce the speaker.

Subject: `Research Libraries Group 1996–2000.'

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SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT STUDIES

Research seminar

PROFESSOR G. EASTON, Lancaster, will give a seminar at 2.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 20 February, in the Seminar Room, the School of Management Studies, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

Subject: `The unfeasibility of managerial prescriptions: the case of industrial networks.'

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Asian Studies Centre

With the Oxford University Asia Pacific Affairs Society

DR G. SEGAL, International Institute for Strategic Studies, London, will give a special lecture at 8 p.m. on Thursday, 22 February, in the Fellows' Dining Room, the Hilda Besse Building, St Antony's College.

Subject: `What Pacific Century?'

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Middle East Centre

DR B. SABELLA, Bethlehem University, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 20 February, in the Middle East Centre, St Antony's College. The lecture will be followed by a discussion. All members of the University are welcome to attend.

Subject: `Palestinian Christians: prospects and challenges.

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OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY FORUM

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on the following days in Rewley House.

PROFESSOR H.C.G. MATTHEW, Editor, New Dictionary of National Biography
Wed. 21 Feb.: `The New DNB: scholarship and logistics.'

DR S. HUNT, Assistant Editor, Oxford English Dictionary
Tue. 27 Feb.: `From Oxford to Ann Arbor and back: Middle English and the revision of OED.'

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SOCIETY FOR THE STUDY OF MEDIEVAL LANGUAGES AND LITERATURE

Annual General Meeting and lecture

PROFESSOR M. LAPIDGE, Cambridge, will deliver a lecture following the Annual General Meeting of the society, which will be held at 4.45 p.m. on Saturday, 24 February, in the Bostar Hall, University College.

Subject: `Byrhtferth and his books.'

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