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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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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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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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ANTHROPOLOGY AND GEOGRAPHY

School of Geography: research seminars

The following seminars will be held at 4.45 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Senior Common Room, the School of Geography.

Conveners: G.C.K. Peach, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Social Geography, G.L. Clark, MA, Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography, and A.S. Goudie, MA, Professor of Geography.

R. MAYHEW
23 Jan.: `Was William Shakespeare an eighteenth-century geographer? Reflections on the historiography of geography.'

W. MATTHEI
30 Jan.: `South Africa versus India at the UN in 1948: a clash of political geographies.'

DR J. REMEDIOS
6 Feb.: `Ozone depletion: causes, solutions, and implications for environmental control.'

G. ASSENZA and D. WEST
13 Feb.: To be announced.

R. FIELD
20 Feb.: `Patterning in woody floral diversity in southern Africa.'

H. CRAWLEY-LYONS
27 Feb.: `Women and refugee status: beyond the public/private dichotomy in European asylum policy.'

PROFESSOR S. SMITH
5 Mar.: `Interpreting the soundscape.'

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BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics

The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Fridays in Lecture Theatre 1, the Department of Biochemistry.

Convener: L.N. Johnson, MA, David Phillips Professor of Molecular Biophysics.

DR J. HAYLES, ICRF, London
19 Jan.: `The role of p34cdc2 in maintaining the temporal order of S-phase and mitosis.'

DR R. READ, Alberta
26 Jan.: `Structural insights into pertussis toxin action, from cell surface through ER.'

DR J. HAJDU
9 Feb.: `Iron catalysis: time resolved diffraction studies.'

PROFESSOR J. GOODFELLOW, Birkbeck College, London
16 Feb.: `Protein hydration, stability and unfolding.'

DR S. RADFORD
23 Feb.: `New insights into protein folding mechanisms using biophysical methods.'

DR M. MOORE, York
1 Mar.: `Oligonucleotide crystallography.'

DR S. SMERDON, Institute for Medical Research, Mill Hill, London
8 Mar.: `Structure of 14-3-3 protein: implications for signal transduction.'

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Department of Zoology: departmental research seminars

The following seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Mondays in Lecture Theatre B, the Department of Zoology.

For details of the Jenkinson Memorial Lecture, to be given on 19 February, see above.

Conveners: G. Barker (Ph.D. Livingstone), Research Worker, Department of Zoology, and G. Mason (Ph.D. Cambridge), Departmental Lecturer.

PROFESSOR D. WARRELL
22 Jan.: `Venomous animals and their venoms.'

DR M. AXTON
29 Jan.: `The gnu, plutonium, and p'an gu genes of Drosophila: the genetics of virgin birth.'

PROFESSOR N. BARTON, Edinburgh
5 Feb.: `The evolution of recombination.'

DR J. PEMBERTON, Edinburgh
12 Feb.: To be announced.

DR P. AHLBEG, Natural History Museum
26 Feb.: `Lungfishes and tetrapods: parallel histories, parallel mysteries.'

DR M. BAILEY
4 Mar.: `Gene flux and bacterial community succesion in the sugar beet phytosphere.'

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CLINICAL MEDICINE

Department of Psychiatry

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Seminar Room, the Department of Psychiatry, the Warneford Hospital.

Convener: M.G. Gelder, DM, Handley Professor of Psychiatry.

DR R. PLOMIN, Institute of Psychiatry, London
23 Jan.: `The genetic basis of complex human behaviour.'

PROFESSOR J.F.W. DEAKIN, University of Manchester
6 Feb.: `Modifying genetic brain dysfunction in schizophrenia.'

DR M. KING, Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine
20 Feb.: `How can we evaluate the cost effectiveness of brief psychotherapy in general practice?'

PROFESSOR N. SARTORIUS, President-elect, World Psychiatric Association, Geneva
27 Feb.: `The future of psychiatry.' (Upjohn Memorial Lecture)

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Nuffield Department of Surgery: seminars

The following seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Seminar Room, the Nuffield Department of Surgery, Level 6, the John Radcliffe Hospital.

Convener: P.J. Morris, MA, Nuffield Professor of Surgery.

M. THOMPSON-FAWCETT
23 Jan.: `A new look at the anal transition zone in restorative protocolectomy.' C. WATSON
30 Jan.: `Perception of distance in peripheral vascular disease.'

P. DEMPSEY, Cambridge
6 Feb.: `C3d of complement as a molecular adjuvant of innate immunity.'

G. WILLIAMS, Keele
13 Feb.: `Apoptosis and the immune system.'

I. HUTCHINSON, University of Manchester
27 Feb.: `Genetic and pharmacological regulation of cytokine gene expression.'

D. SAITOVITCH
5 Mar.: `CD4 modulation for induction of transplantation tolerance.'

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Oxford Immunology Group

PROFESSOR F. MELCHERS, Basel Institute for Immunology, Basel, will lecture at 6 p.m. on Monday, 22 January, in Lecture Theatre 2, the Academic Block, the John Radcliffe Hospital. The meeting will be chaired by Professor Andrew McMichael.

Subject: `Selection of the B cell repertoire.'

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LITERAE HUMANIORES, MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

Mathematical Logic Seminars

The following seminars will take place at 4.30 p.m. on Fridays in the Mathematical Institute.

Details of the 2 February seminar will be announced later.

Convener: A.J. Wilkie, MA, Reader in Mathematical Logic.

K. KUDAIBERGENOV, Almaty, Kazakhstan
19 Jan.: `Homogeneous models of first order theories.'

J. HENLE, Smith College, Massachusetts
26 Jan.: `Conducting a civilised war on regular cardinals.'

R. JOZSA, Plymouth
9 Feb.: `Quantum computation: principles and achievements.'

J. PARIS, University of Manchester
16 Feb.: `An explanation of fuzzy logic?'

D. HASKELL, Paris
23 Feb.: `Dependence on parameters in variants of Hilbert's seventeenth problem.'

M. ADDIS, Leeds
1 Mar.: `Finite models and strict finitism.'

M. OTERO, Madrid
8 Mar.: `Models of normal open induction.'

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MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

Department of Statistics: Probability and statistics seminars

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Department of Statistics.

Details of the 29 February seminar will be announced later.

Convener: J.E. Kennedy (Ph.D. Cambridge), Junior Lecturer (Temporary) in Statistics.

DR A. DAVISON
18 Jan.: `Bootstrap diagnostics.'

DR J. KOVAL, Western Ontario
25 Jan.: `Selection of variables in stepwise logistic regression.'

DR C. DONNELLY
1 Feb.: `The analysis of a survey of sexual behaviour: a question of non- ignorable non-response.'

DR S. COAD, Sussex
8 Feb.: `Corrected confidence sets for sequentially designed experiments.'

PROFESSOR V. ISHAM, UCL
15 Feb.: `Stochastic models for macroparasitic infections.'

DR M. KENWARD, Kent
22 Feb.: To be announced.

PROFESSOR P. DIGGLE, Lancaster
7 Mar.: `Spectral analysis of replicated biomedial time series.'

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Oxford Centre for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

Differential equations and applications seminars

The following seminars will be held in the common room, Dartington House, as follows: the seminar on Monday, 5 February, will take place at 4 p.m.; all other seminars take place at 5.15 p.m. on Thursdays.

For details of this term's Numerical Analysis Group seminars, see under `Computing Laboratory' below.

Convener: S.D. Howison, MA, M.Sc., D.Phil., University Lecturer (CUF) in Mathematics.

DR P. CLIFFORD and MR M. MEIRION
25 Jan.: `Reaction problems for spherical molecules.'

PROFESSOR V.A. GALAKTINIOV, Bath
5 Feb.: To be announced.

PROFESSOR V. SMYSHLYAEV, Bath
22 Feb.: `Scale effects in plasticity, geometrically necessary dislocations, strain gradient theories, and homogenisation.'

PROFESSOR S.J. HOGAN, Bristol
7 Mar.: `Perfection and imperfections in liquid crystals.'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

The following seminars and poetry readings will take place as indicated at 5 p.m. on Thursdays.

Convener: P.A. Mackridge, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in Modern Greek.

DR D. RICKS, King's College, London
1 Feb., Room T7, 47 Wellington Square: `The poet as witness: Titos Patrikios and the "Cold Civil War".'

DR S. PECKHAM, Cambridge
15 Feb., ground-floor lecture room, 47 Wellington Square: `Ion Dragoumis and the politics of place.'

TITOS PATRIKIOS
22 Feb., basement lecture-room, 47 Wellington Square: Mr Patrikios will introduce his poetry in English and read a selection of it in Greek (English translations will be provided where possible).

PROFESSOR E. KEELEY, Princeton
29 Feb., Room 2, Taylor Institution: `Modern Greek poetry in translation: a reading.'

E. KOUTRIANOU
7 Mar., Room T7, 47 Wellington Square: `Wandering and illusion; strollers, runaways, exiles, and dreamers: the early Elytis and Karyotakis.'

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Seminar: French Literature from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment

These seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays, as follows: the seminar on 1 February will take place in Room 2, the Taylor Institution; all other seminars will take place in the Danson Room, Trinity College.

Convener: G.J. Mallinson, MA, University Lecturer (CUF) in French.

A.-M. THORNTON, Voltaire Foundation
18 Jan.: `A neglected portfolio: a selection of eaux-fortes and engravings for the works of Jean-Jacques Rousseau in Oxfordshire.' (With slides)

PROFESSOR G. DEFAUX, Johns Hopkins
1 Feb.: `Rabelais au large de Ganobin: de la "fiction en archipel" au "symbolisme polémique".'

G. JONDORF, Cambridge
29 Feb.: ` "One language, and one speech"? La Fontaine's talking animals.'

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MODERN HISTORY

Seminar in medieval history

The following seminars will be held at 8.30 p.m. on Mondays, as follows: the seminars on 29 January and 4 March will take place in the Wharton Room, All Souls College; other seminars will take place in the Memorial Room, Queen's College.

Conveners: R.R. Davies, MA, D.Phil., Chichele Professor of Medieval History, and W.J. Blair, MA, University Lecturer (CUF) in Modern History.

S. SAYGIN
22 Jan.: `Ambition: Piero del Monte, papal collector and nuntio in England 1435–40, and the background of his activity as a mediator of Italian humanism in England.'

M. RYAN
29 Jan.: `The oath of fealty and the lawyers.'

S. ASHLEY
5 Feb.: `The power of symbols: interpreting portents in the Carolingian empire.'

K. MACDONALD
12 Feb.: `The cloister and the world: some testamentary evidence for the connections between nunneries and lay society, c.1350–1540.'

S. HICKSON
26 Feb.: To be announced.

S. WALKER, Sheffield
4 Mar.: `Rumour and sedition in the reign of Henry IV.'

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Commonwealth History Graduate Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Modern History Faculty Building.

In the final two meetings postgraduate research students will give presentations, as follows: Ms J. Duffy and Mr A. Fairweather-Tall in week seven; Mr J. Osborne and Ms M. Kuo in week eight.

DR R. GROVE, Cambridge
19 Jan.: To be announced.

MISS H. BELL
26 Jan.: `Midwifery training and the containment of female circumcision in the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan.'

DR H. DEACON
2 Feb.: `The beginnings of a medical profession in the Cape Colony, 1800–50: the usefulness of biographical material.'

DR M. LYONS, Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London
9 Feb.: `Foreign bodies: the history of labour migration as a threat to public health in Uganda.'

MR THANT MYINT-U, Cambridge
16 Feb.: `Why Burma has no king: the crisis of the Burmese state and the foundations of British colonial rule in upper Burma (1853–1900).'

DR J. LEWIS, Cambridge
23 Feb.: `Tropical East Ends: women, welfare, and development in wartime colonial policy.'

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ORIENTAL STUDIES

Lectures in Korean Studies 1996

PROFESSOR K. O'ROURKE, Kyunghee University, Seoul, Korea, will give a special lecture discussing his thirty years as a translator of Korean poetry and his most recent project on the Nobel nominee, Sô Chông-ju, at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 6 February, in the Lecture Theatre, the Nissan Institute, St Antony's College.

Convener: J.B. Lewis, MA, Korea Foundation University Lecturer in Korean Studies.

Subject: `Moments of vision in the poems of Midang Sô Chông-ju.'

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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 W. VAN AMERSFOORT, FOM Institute for Plasma Physics, Netherlands
26 Jan.: `The infra-red free electron laser user facility FELIX.'

DR G. REID, Office of Science and Technology, London
2 Feb.: `Technology foresight: threat or opportunity?'

PROFESSOR S. COOPER
16 Feb.: `Cryogenic calorimeters and a search for dark matter.'

PROFESSOR R.S. ELLIS, Cambridge
23 Feb.: `Gravitational lenses: nature's giant telescopes.'

PROFESSOR S. HAROCHE, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris
1 Mar.: `Atoms in cavities: exploring the boundary between the quantum and classical worlds.'

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Theoretical Chemistry Group

Theoretical Chemistry Group seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays, as follows: the seminars on 12 February and 4 March will take place in the Main Lecture Theatre, the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory; all other seminars will take place in the Seminar Room, the New Chemistry Building.

Convener: M.S. Child, MA, Coulson Professor of Theoretical Chemistry.

M. STUMPF
22 Jan.: `Photodissociation of HO2: test of statistical theories.'

PROFESSOR CHILD
29 Jan.: `Ab initio input for Rydberg spectroscopy.'

G. GARCIA DE POLAVIEJA, Spain
5 Feb.: `Quantum localisation and stability.'

S.C. WATSON
12 Feb.: `Benefits of an Order-N ab initio method.'

DR R.K. THOMAS
19 Feb.: `Structure of wet surfaces.'

PROFESSOR A.S. DICKINSON, Newcastle
26 Feb.: `Transport properties of ions and molecules.'

DR M.E. NEWTON
4 Mar.: `Nearly perfect diamond.'

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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 G. ROSS
19 Jan.: `Extending the symmetries of the standard model.'

DR J. HALLIWELL, Imperial College
2 Feb.: `The decoherent histories approach to quantum theory.'

PROFESSOR G.S. PAWLEY, Edinburgh
16 Feb.: `Crystallisation questions still unanswered by computer simulation.'

DR R. KERNER, CNRS, Paris
1 Mar.: `Self-similarity and growth of amorphous and quasi-crystalline structures.'

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Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory: seminars

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Main Lecture Theatre, the Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory.

Convener: M.L.H. Green, MA, Professor of Inorganic Chemistry.

DR R.G. COMPTON
22 Jan.: `Voltammetry in flowing systems: chemistry with electrons, photons, and ultra-sound.'

DR P. PRINGLE, Bristol
29 Jan.: `Self-replication of phosphines on platinum (O).'

DR J. HUTCHISON
5 Feb.: `Chemistry in an electron microscope.'

DR M.J. ROSSEINSKY
12 Feb.: `Fullerene solid state chemistry.'

PROFESSOR K. WEIGARDT, Mülheim
19 Feb.: `Phenoxyl radicals and transition metal ions: important intermediates in biology and chemistry.'

PROFESSOR B.F.G. JOHNSON, Cambridge
26 Feb.: `Cluster sandwich compounds.'

DR A.P. DA SILVA, Belfast
4 Mar.: `Luminescent spies and switches.'

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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 SUTTON
19 Jan.: `Computational materials synthesis.'

PROFESSOR M. CROSS, Greenwich
26 Jan.: `Computational modelling of materials processing.'

DR S.G. ROBERTS
2 Feb.: `Modelling the brittle–ductile transition.'

PROFESSOR M.W. FINNIS, Belfast
9 Feb.: `The interrelation of free energies of point, line, and planar defects in ordered alloys.'

PROFESSOR J.M. BALL, Heriot-Watt
16 Feb.: `Mathematical models of martensitic transformations.'

DR A.J. FISHER, UCL
23 Feb.: `Modelling of STM images.'

DR J.D HUNT
1 Mar.: `Modelling high-velocity array dendritic growth.'

Discussion meeting
8 Mar.: Discussion of modelling of plasticity via dislocations, led by Dr J.R. Ockenden.

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Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Mondays in the Lecture Theatre of the laboratory.

Convener: J.P. Simons, MA, Dr Lee's Professor of Chemistry.

PROFESSOR D.W. PRATT, Pittsburgh
22 Jan.: `High resolution spectroscopy in the ultra-violet.'

PROFESSOR B. KOEL, Southern California
29 Jan.: `Understanding chemical reactions at alloy surfaces.' PROFESSOR E.A. CARTER, Los Angeles


5 Feb.: `Ab-initio molecular dynamics studies of cluster and surface chemistry.'

DR P.J. HORE
12 Feb.: `Radical pairs and molecular triplets: spin polarisation and magnetic field effects in chemistry.'

PROFESSOR P.W. FOWLER, University of Exeter
19 Feb.: `Isomers, isomers, and more isomers: theory of fullerenes and their derivatives.'

DR G. HANCOCK
26 Feb.: `Tropospheric ozone.'

PROFESSOR D.A. KING, Cambridge
4 Mar.: `From adsorbate-induced surface restructuring to sustained chemical oscillations.'

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Astrophysics Colloquia

The following colloquia will be held at 4.15 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Nuclear and Astrophysics Lecture Theatre.

Conveners: Dr M.D. Lacy and Dr A.E. Lynas-Gray, Department of Physics.

DR P. THOMAS, Sussex
23 Jan.: `Simulating the universe.'

DR A. BEASLEY, National Radio Astronomy Observatory
30 Jan.: `The Very Long Baseline Array: status and recent results.'

DR N. ACHILLEOS, University College, London
6 Feb.: `Magnetism in white dwarfs.'

DR L.J. KING
13 Feb.: `Gravitational lensing statistics.'

DR R. OUDMAIJER, Imperial College, London
20 Feb.: `Properties and evolution of post-AGB stars.'

DR S.F. GREEN, Kent
27 Feb.: `In-situ detection of interplanetary and interstellar dust.'

DR N. GREVESSE, Liège
5 Mar.: `The solar chemical composition.'

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Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory: solid state seminars

The following talks on the chemistry, structure, and properties of solids will be given at 11.45 a.m. on Tuesdays in the Abbot's Kitchen, the Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory.

Convener: A.M. Chippindale, MA, D.Phil., Supernumerary Junior Research Fellow, New College.

DR S.J. BLUNDELL
30 Jan.: `Magnetic materials studied by muon-spin rotation.'

DR S.J. HIBBLE, Reading
6 Feb.: `Structural studies of disordered molybdates containing molybdenum clusters.'

DR D.J. WATKIN
13 Feb.: `Seeing is believing: do-it-yourself crystallography.'

DR M.J. GORINGE
20 Feb.: `Environmental cell TEM studies of oxides.'

A. BERRY
27 Feb.: `Optical spectroscopy of terbium elpasolites.'

DR J. SLOAN
5 Mar.: `Structural study of Nd2Ti2O7–SrTiO3 and Nd2Ti2O7–NdTiO3 systems by TEM and associated techniques: an update.'

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PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

University Laboratory of Physiology

The following seminars will be held at 12 noon on Wednesdays in the Sherrington Room, the University Laboratory of Physiology.

Convener: J.C. Ellory, MA, Reader in Human Physiology.

DR A. SHAH, Cardiff
24 Jan.: `Endothelial regulation of myofilament response to CA2+.' (Seminar sponsored by the Physiological Society)

PROFESSOR J. ASHMORE, Bristol
31 Jan.: `Sound amplification in the inner ear and the intrinsic limits to hearing.' (McDonnell–Pew Seminar in Cognitive Neuroscience)

PROFESSOR T. JACOB, Cardiff
7 Feb.: `The lens, volume regulation, ion channels, and cataract.'(Seminar sponsored by the Physiological Society)

DR J. SCHOLES, University College, London
14 Feb.: `Niches and forays of microglia in fish.' (Seminar sponsored by the Physiological Society)

DR T. ARNETT, University College, London
21 Feb.: `Osteoclasts and the acid turn-on.' (Jenkinson Seminar)

DR M. EDWARDSON, Cambridge
28 Feb.: `Mechanisms of exocytosis in the exocrine pancreas.' (Seminar sponsored by the Physiological Society)

DR S. MCMAHON, UMDS, London
6 Mar.: `Role of NGF on sensory systems.' (\McDonnell–Pew Seminar in Cognitive Neuroscience\)

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Department of Human Anatomy

DR E.N. GUILLERY, Wisconsin, will lecture at 12 noon on Thursday, 18 January, in the Small Lecture Theatre, the Department of Physiology.

Subject: `Development of NaCl absorption from proximal tubule.'

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SOCIAL STUDIES

Lecture

CAROLINE KING, Georgetown University, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 25 January, in the Old Library, All Souls College.

Convener: P.G.J. Pulzer, MA, Gladstone Professor of Government and Public Administration.

Subject: `Losers of reunification? Gains and losses for women in transforming societies: the case of eastern Germany.'

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Lecture

DR D.S. KING will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 23 January, in the Chester Room, Nuffield College.

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

Subject: `Institutionalising positivism: the Federal Government and social science funding.'

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Sociology seminar: Employment, unemployment, and social inequality

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Clay Room, Nuffield College.

Convener: D.I.D. Gallie, MA, D.Phil., Fellow, Nuffield College.

A. HEATH
24 Jan.: `Class inequalities in education.'

P. MOYLE
31 Jan.: `Inequalities in mental health: an evaluation of Karasek's demand– control model of work stress.'

DR GALLIE
7 Feb.: `The flexible workforce: myth or reality?'

H. RUSSELL
14 Feb.: `Women's experience of unemployment.'

M. BARTLEY
21 Feb.: `Unemployment and health: an accumulation of disadvantage.'

M. TOMLINSON
28 Feb.: `Who lost out? The transition and labour market experiences in central and eastern Europe.'

G. EVANS
6 Mar.: `Socially structured inequality and interest formation in post- Communist societies.'

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THEOLOGY, ORIENTAL STUDIES

Eastern Christian Studies Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the House of St Gregory and St Macrina, 1 Canterbury Road.

Conveners: K.T. Ware, MA, D.Phil., Spalding Lecturer in Eastern Orthodox Studies, and S.P. Brock, MA, D.Phil., Reader in Syriac Studies.

R.A. KITCHEN
31 Jan.: `Stairway to heaven: the anonymity of perfection in the Liber Graduum.'

DR WARE
14 Feb.: `Imagining the unimaginable: the Holy Trinity in Christian art.' (With slides)

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BODLEIAN LIBRARY

Oxford Seminars in Cartography

D. GATFIELD, Senior Project Engineer, and M. CHESTERMAN, Project Engineer, both of Thames Water Utilities Ltd., will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 1 February, in the Schola Astronomiae et Rhetoricae, Schools Quadrangle, Bodleian Library.

Subject: `GIS in Thames Water Utilities Ltd.: a pipe dream?'

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BYZANTINE STUDIES

The following lectures will take place at 5 p.m. on Mondays, as follows: the lecture on 29 January will be given in the Lecture Room, the Institute of Archaeology; all other lectures will be given in the Seminar Room, Corpus Christi College.

Conveners: Dr A.M. Cameron, Warden, Keble College, and Dr M. Mango, University Lecturer in Byzantine Archaeology and Art.

P. ARMSTRONG, Belfast
22 Jan.: `The Oxford Byzantine ceramics project.' (Illustrated)

DR C. LIGHTFOOT
29 Jan.: `Excavations at Amorium, summer 1995.' (Illustrated)

DR R. WEBB, London
5 Feb.: `Byzantine dancing girls.'

DR A. EASTMOND, Warwick
12 Feb.: `Aliens in Byzantium? Islamic sculpture in thirteenth-century Trebizond.' (Illustrated)

C. ROUECHÉ, London
19 Feb.: `Acclamations in their physical setting.'

T. PAPACOSTAS
26 Feb.: `The urban churches of Byzantine Cyprus.' (Illustrated)

DR I. ARZHENTSEVA, Moscow
4 Mar.: `Byzantine monuments in the north-west Caucasus.' (Illustrated)

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COMPUTING LABORATORY

Numerical Analysis Group

Differential Equations, Computational Mathematics, and Applications seminars

The following seminars will be held on Thursdays. With the exception of the first meeting on 1 February, they will be held at 4 p.m. in the Lecture Theatre, the Computing Laboratory.

The 2 p.m. meeting on 1 February will be held in the Atlas Centre, the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory.

The co-ordinators are S.D. Howison (telephone: Oxford (2)70500), E. Süli (Oxford (2)73880), and J. Scott, RAL (01235 445131).

PROFESSOR D.W. MOORE, Imperial College
18 Jan.: `Flow over a non-slender delta wing.'

DR A.R. HUMPHRIES, Sussex
25 Jan.: `Upper semi-continuity of attractors under approximation by variable time-stepping numerical methods.'

DR K. MEERBERGEN, Leuven
1 Feb., 2 p.m., RAL: `The calculation of Eigen values of Navier-Stokes problems.'

PROFESSOR T.J. PEDLEY, Leeds
1 Feb.: `Models of flow and self-excited oscillations in collapsible tubes.'

DR S. GOMES
8 Feb.: `Some remarks about spline biorthogonal wavelets.'

PROFESSOR M.J. BAINES, Reading
15 Feb.: `Analysis of an algorithm for generating locally optimal meshes for L2 approximation by discontinuous piecewise polynomials.'

DR T. MULLIN
22 Feb.: `The not-so-simple pendulum.'

PROFESSOR R. RANNACHER, Heidelberg
29 Feb.: `Approximate inertial manifolds and their potential in flow computations.'

DR D. SILVESTER, UMIST
7 Mar.: `Stabilises mixed finite element methods for incompressible flow.'

PROFESSOR L.N. TREFETHEN, Cornell
14 Mar.: `Non-normality, nonlinearity, and transition to turbulence.'

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CENTRE FOR CRIMINOLOGICAL RESEARCH

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Centre for Criminological Research.

DR C. NORRIS, Hull
24 Jan.: `A risky business: issues in the police running of informers.'

DR S. WALKLATE, Keele
7 Feb.: `Community, crime, and the underclass.'

PROFESSOR D. GARLAND, Edinburgh
21 Feb.: `A sociological analysis of contemporary crime control.'

PROFESSOR S. COHEN, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, and LSE
6 Mar.: `The futures of social control.'

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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.

Admission will be by ticket only, obtainable from Ms Vicki Lloyd, Department of Educational Studies.

24 Jan.: Ideals and history of comprehensive schooling

EMERITUS PROFESSOR B. SIMON, Leicester, and P. CORNALL, Cornwall LEA: `A seismic change: process and interpretation.'

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7 Feb.: Context

PROFESSOR D. HALPIN, Goldsmith's College, London: `Fragmentation.'
DR G. WALFORD: `Privatisation and selection.'

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21 Feb.: Social and political philosophy

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

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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.'

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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.'

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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.'

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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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ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE UNIT

The following seminars will be given at 2.15 p.m. on Mondays in the Main Lecture Theatre, the School of Geography.

Further information may be obtained from Martin Price at the ECU, 1a Mansfield Road, Oxford (telephone: Oxford (2)81182).

DR S. TRUDGILL, Sheffield:
22 Jan.: `Clean decisions for a dirty world?'

DR D. POSEY, Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society
29 Jan.: `Are indigenous and traditional peoples significant partners in biodiversity conservation?'

DR J. PALEOCRASSAS, former European Commissioner for the Environment
5 Feb.: `Environment 2000: the ostrich syndrome.'

MS O. BENNETT, Panos Institute
12 Feb.: `Oral testimony and the environment.'

SIR CRISPIN TICKELL
19 Feb.: `Climate and catastrophe.'

PROFESSOR S. JASANOFF, Cornell
26 Feb.: `Worldly politics, earthly knowledge.'

DR R. GARDNER, Queen Mary and Westfield College, London
4 Mar.: `Erosion crisis or environmental self-defence in Nepal?'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR HEBREW AND JEWISH STUDIES

Seminar in modern Jewish history

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on the days shown in the Seminar Room, the Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, 45 St Giles'. The first seminar takes place on Wednesday, 24 January; thereafter the meetings will be held on Tuesdays.

Convener: D. Rechter (Ph.D. Jerusalem), Fellow of the centre.

DR J. KLIER, University College, London
24 Jan.: `Hasidism in Russia: what the archives tell.'

DR A. KUSHNER, Southampton
6 Feb.: `The memory of Belsen.'

PROFESSOR S. BOWMAN, Cincinnati
20 Feb.: `War needs and ideological considerations: the case of Greek Jewry during the Holocaust.'

PROFESSOR R. RÜRUP, Technical University, Berlin
5 Mar.: `German Jewish emancipation in comparative perspective.'

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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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QUEEN ELIZABETH HOUSE

Seminar in contemporary South Asia

The following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in the Blackhall Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House.

W. OLSEN, Lancaster
18 Jan.: `Gender and structural adjustment in rural India.'

J. HUMPHREY, Sussex
25 Jan.: `Japanese production methods in India.'

M. WASEEM, Islamabad
1 Feb.: `Electoral politics in Pakistan.'

D. JAYARAJ, Madras Institute of Development Studies
8 Feb.: `Non-agricultural employment in rural Tamilnadu.'

S. ERB
15 Feb.: `Disability in rural India.'

R. KAUR, Jawaharlal Nehru University
22 Feb.: `Agricultural development and intensity of female work participation: a case of Indian rural Punjab.'

T.V. SATHYAMURTHY, York
29 Feb.: `Centralised state power and decentralised politics in India.'

J. BEALL, LSE
7 Mar.: `Urban poverty in Pakistan.'

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Refugee Studies Programme

Seminars on forced migration

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

L. WEE, Southampton
24 Jan.: `International responsibilities for causing forced migration.'

D. MALONE, formerly Canadian Ambassador to the UN
31 Jan.: `The future of UN peace-keeping.'

DR M. HERMAN
7 Feb.: `Ethiopian Jews.'

H. CRAWLEY
14 Feb.: `Women and refugee status: beyond the public/private dichotomy in European asylum policy.'

R. HINTON, Cambridge
21 Feb.: `The problematics and potentials of participatory health research amongst refugee women and children.'

L. GRAFOVA, Co-ordinating Council for Refugees and Forced Migrants, Moscow
28 Feb.: `The resettlement of refugees and the forcibly-displaced in Russia.'


Elizabeth Colson Lecture

DR C. BEYANI, LSE, will deliver the Elizabeth Colson Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 6 March, in Rhodes House.

Subject: `Legal dimensions of forced displacement of population groups.'


Foundation courses

Identity: nationalism, regionalism, and ethnicity in the explanation of human displacement (Eastern Europe)
DR EFTIHIA VOUTIRA will teach this course on Mondays, 10 a.m.–12 noon, in the Blackhall Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House.
Field methods
DR CHRIS MCDOWELL will teach this course on Tuesdays, 10 a.m–12 noon, in the Blackhall Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House.
Nutrition
DR JAYA HENRY will teach this course on Wednesdays, 2–4 p.m., in the Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House.

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QUEEN ELIZABETH HOUSE AND THE INDIAN STUDIES CENTRE, ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Informal evening seminar on South Asia

The following seminars will be held at 8 p.m. on Mondays in the New Room, the Hilda Besse Building, St Antony's College.

C. GUPTA, Visiting Fellow, Queen Elizabeth House
22 Jan.: `Communal constructions: media reality and real reality.'

A. KHAN
12 Feb.: `The rediscovery of India: a new subcontinent.'

Reading seminar
4 Mar.: Discussion of Peter van der Veer's book Religious Nationalism: Hindus and Muslims in India (University of California Press, 1994). The book is available at the Indian Institute Library and the Library of the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology.

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INSTITUTE OF VIROLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY

The following seminars will be held at 4 p.m. on the days shown in the Seminar Room of the institute. They will take place on Fridays, except for the meeting on Thursday, 8 February.

Details of the seminar to be given on 8 March will be announced later.

PROFESSOR D.A. RITCHIE, Liverpool
19 Jan.: `Probing the structure and function of natural bacterial populations.'

DR M. THOMAS, Imperial College at Silwood Park
26 Jan.: `Biological control of locusts and grasshoppers using pathogens.'

DR D.W.H. WALTON, British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge
2 Feb.: `Antarctic microbiology—present and future challenges.'

DR D.J. TYRRELL, CAMR, Porton Down
8 Feb.: `Spongiform encephalopathies—including BSE.'

DR R.G. VILE, ICRF, St Thomas's Hospital
16 Feb.: `Gene therapy.'

DR K. THOMPSON, Sheffield
23 Feb.: `Expansion and decline in the British flora—the paradox of dispersal.'

DR P. MILLS, Horticultural Research International
1 Mar.: `Microbial technology at HRI.'

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BRASENOSE COLLEGE

Tanner Lectures on Human Values

PROFESSOR SIMON SCHAMA, Columbia University, will deliver the Tanner Lectures on Human Values at 5 p.m. on Monday, 29 January, Tuesday, 30 January, and Thursday, 1 February, in the Lecture Hall, the Taylor Institution.

Subject: `Humanism and history in the work of Rubens and Rembrandt.'

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CORPUS CHRISTI COLLEGE

F.W. Bateson Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR HERMIONE LEE, Professor of English, University of York, will deliver the F.W. Bateson Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 14 February, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Biomythographers: rewriting the lives of Virginia Woolf.'

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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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KEBLE COLLEGE

PROFESSOR M. WHEELER, Director, Ruskin Programme, Lancaster University, will lecture at 8.30 p.m. on Sunday, 28 January, in the chapel, Keble College.

Subject: `Keble, Ruskin, and The Light of the World.'

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Latin American Centre

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in 1 Church Walk. Details of the seminars to be held in March will be announced later.

W. MARSDEN, Assistant Under-Secretary, Americas Department, Foreign Office
23 Jan.: `The making of British policy towards Latin America.'

A. ANGELL
30 Jan.: `Successful state reform: educational policy in Chile.'

J.C. TORRE, Instituto Di Tella, Argentina
6 Feb.: `El 17 de Octubre de 1945: el dia en que hace cincuenta años nacio el Peronismo.' (In Spanish)

R. THORP
13 Feb.: `A case study of successful reform: the Peruvian tax administration.'

M. SERRANO, ILAS-London
20 Feb.: `Contemporary Mexican politics' (provisional title).

L. BETHELL
27 Feb.: `The Paraguayan War (1864–70): a reassessment.'

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OXFORD MEDIEVAL SOCIETY

DR R.C. REPP and DR C.J. TYERMAN will lecture at 8.30 p.m. on Thursday, 25 January, in Bostar Hall, University College. Wine will be served from 8.15 p.m. New members are welcome.

Subject: `The sixth century of Nicopolis: Islam and the West.'

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