Lectures

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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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CLINICAL MEDICINE

Nuffield Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

David Fuller Memorial Lecture 1995

PROFESSOR C. YOTIS, University of Athens, will deliver the 1995 David Fuller Memorial Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 22 November, in the Lecture Theatre, the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre.

Subject: `Factors which affect fixation of joint prostheses.'

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LITERAE HUMANIORES

PROFESSOR A. MARTIN, University of Brussels, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 30 November, in Christ Church.

Convener: P.J. Parsons, MA, Regius Professor of Greek.

Subject: `The new Empedocles of Strasbourg.'

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Sub-faculty of Ancient History

DR D. WARDLE, University of Cape Town, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 24 November, in the Examination Schools. Subject: `The Sainted Julius: a Tiberian perspective on Julius Caesar.'

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DEPARTMENT OF EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY

Summer School on Connectionist Modelling

A Summer School on techniques in connectionist modelling will be held from 21 July to 2 August 1996. The course is aimed primarily at researchers who wish to exploit neural network models in their teaching and/or research, and it will provide a general introduction to connectionist modelling through lectures and exercises on Power PCs. The course is interdisciplinary in content, though many of the illustrative examples are taken from cognitive and developmental psychology and cognitive neuroscience. The instructors with primary responsibility for teaching the course are Kim Plunkett and Edmund Rolls.

The cost, including accommodation, is £750.

A description of the 1995 Summer School can be found on the World Wide Web at: http://cogsci1.psych.ox.ac.uk/summer-school/.

Further information about the contents of the course may be obtained from: steven.young@psy.ox.ac.uk.

Anyone wishing to participate in the Summer School should contact Mrs Sue King, Department of Experimental Psychology, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3UD (telephone: Oxford (2)71353, e-mail: susan.king@psy.oxford.ac.uk). Intending participants are asked to provide a brief description of their background, and an explanation of why they would like to attend (one page maximum), by 31 January.

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QUEEN ELIZABETH HOUSE

Refugee Studies Programme

Annual Human Rights Lecture

PROFESSOR HARRY HONGDA WU will deliver the Annual Human Rights Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 21 November, in the Examination Schools. The meeting will be chaired by Professor Roy Goode.

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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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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Asian Studies Centre

In association with the Oxford University Malaysia Singapore Forum

PROFESSOR YASH GHAI, Sir Y.K. Pao Professor of Public Law at the University of Hong Kong, will deliver a Special Lecture at 8 p.m. on Monday, 20 November, in the Lecture Theatre (New Building), St Antony's College.

Subject: `Hong Kong after 1997: rights, law, and representation.'

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Indian Studies Centre

DR K. MOHAN, Punjab University, will lecture at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, 22 November, in the Blackhall Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House.

Subject: `Colonial ethnography and the imperialist project in British India: late nineteenth to early twentieth century.'

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Middle East Centre

Special Seminar

PROFESSOR ANDRÉ RAYMOND, Emeritus Professor, University of Provence, Aix-en-Provence, will give an illustrated talk at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 21 November, in the Middle East Centre.

Subject: `A great architectural patron in Cairo in the eighteenth century: Emir Abd al-Rahman Katkhuda.'

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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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WESTMINSTER COLLEGE

Inaugural Hans Urs von Balthasar Lecture

DR DAVID L. SCHINDLER, Gagnon Professor of Fundamental Theology, John Paul II Institute, Washington, DC, and editor of Communio: International Catholic Review, will deliver the inaugural Hans Urs von Balthasar Lecture of the Centre for Faith and Culture at 4 p.m. on Monday, 4 December, in the College Theatre, Westminster College.There will be an opportunity for discussion after the lecture.

Further information is available from the Director of the Centre for Faith and Culture (telephone: Oxford 247644, ext. 3222).

Subject: `Interpreting the Second Vatican Council.'

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OXFORD MEDIEVAL SOCIETY

PROFESSOR REES DAVIES will lecture at 8.30 p.m. on Thursday, 23 November, in the Bostar Hall, University College. Wine will be served from 8.15 p.m. New members are welcome.

Subject: `Laws, customs, and peoples in the British Isles in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries.'

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