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INAUGURAL LECTURES

Professor of European Thought

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

Subject: `A common culture? Nationalist ideas in nineteenth-century European thought.'

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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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WINCHESTER LECTURE IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

PROFESSOR PETER J. KATZENSTEIN, Walter S. Carpenter, Jr. Professor of International Relations, Cornell University, will deliver a Winchester Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 23 April, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Identity and norms in world politics.'

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GRINFIELD LECTURES ON THE SEPTUAGINT

The Septuagint as a cultural document (second series)

DR TESSA RAJAK, Head of the Department of Classics, University of Reading, will deliver the second series of her Grinfield Lectures at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Collier Room, Regent's Park College.

13 May: `Greek as a Jewish language: translation and literature.'

20 May: `The Greek Bible and the language of power.'

27 May: `In and out of the Bible: Greek additions to the biblical text.'

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JAMES FORD SPECIAL LECTURE IN BRITISH HISTORY

DR M. ASTON, FBA, FSA, F.R.HIST.S., will deliver a James Ford Special Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 10 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Obliteration and memory in the English Reformation.'

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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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WEIDENFELD VISITING PROFESSOR OF EUROPEAN COMPARATIVE LITERATURE 1995–6

Ascents of love: desire and the good in the Western philosophical/literary tradition

Amended notice

PROFESSOR MARTHA C. NUSSBAUM, Chicago, will lecture at 5 p.m. on the following days, as follows: the lectures on 22 April to 13 May inclusive will be given in the Examination Schools; the lectures on 20 and 27 May will be given in the Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's College.

This notice replaces that published in the Gazettes of 7 March (p. 842), and 21 March (p. 903), from which it differs as follows: the lectures which were to have been given on Thursday, 25 April, and Thursday, 2 May, will now be given on Wednesday, 24 April, and Wednesday, 1 May, respectively. Professor Nussbaum will also give seminars at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 7 May, and Thursday, 23 May, in Lecture Room 1, St Anne's College.

Mon. 22 Apr.: `Contemplative creativity I: Plato.'

Wed. 24 Apr.: `Contemplative creativity II: Spinoza, Proust.'

Mon. 29 Apr.: `The Christian ascent I: Augustine.'

Wed. 1 May: `The Christian ascent II: Dante.'
Mon. 6 May: `The Romantic Ascent I: Emily Brontë.'

Mon. 13 May: `The Romantic Ascent II: Mahler.'

Mon. 20 May: `Democratic desire: Walt Whitman.'

Mon. 27 May: `The descent of love: Joyce's Ulysses.'

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THE TIMES LECTURE 1996

MS D. CAMERON, Strathclyde, will deliver the Times Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 25 April, in the St Cross Building.

Subject: `Language and gender: feminist language reform and the history of English.'

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RATANBAI KATRAK LECTURES 1996

PROFESSOR PHILIPPE GIGNOUX, Ratanbai Katrak Lecturer 1996, will lecture at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Examination Schools.

Mon. 29 Apr.: `The three immortal souls and other human faculties.'

Wed. 1 May: `Body: anatomy, physiology, and medicine.'

Fri. 3 May: `Cosmic elements and theory of microcosm.'

Mon. 6 May: `Is there an Iranian Shamanism? (1).'

Wed. 8 May: `Is there an Iranian Shamanism? (2).'

Fri. 10 May: `Problems of identity and conversion in Zoroastrianism.'

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SIR JOHN HICKS LECTURE 1996

PROFESSOR JOEL MOKYR, Northwestern University, will deliver the Sir John Hicks Lecture on Economic History at 5 p.m. on Friday, 3 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Famine and mortality: an historical re- examination.'

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O'DONNELL LECTURE IN CELTIC STUDIES 1995–6

PROFESSOR DONATIEN LAURENT, Directeur de recherche, CNRS, and Directeur du Centre de recherche bretonne et celtique, Université de Bretagne occidentale, will deliver the O'Donnell Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 30 May, in Room 2, the Taylor Institution.

Subject: `Ronan's eyes: duality tamed in Breton folk culture.'

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HUSSEY LECTURE ON THE CHURCH AND THE ARTS

PROFESSOR PETER S. HAWKINS, Professor of Religion and Literature, Yale University, will deliver the eighth annual Hussey Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 13 May, in the Lecture Hall, the Taylor Institution.

Subject: ` "Take it and read": an invitation to the Divine Comedy.'

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BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Biochemistry Department: departmental colloquia and OUBS talks

The following research colloquia will be given at 4 p.m. on Mondays in the Large Lecture Theatre, the Department of Biochemistry.

Conveners: G.K. Radda, MA, D.Phil., BHF Professor of Molecular Cardiology, and A.J. Kingsman, MA, University Lecturer in Biochemistry.

DR D. ST JOHNSTON, Wellcome/CRC Institute
22 Apr.: `The origin of polarity in Drosophila.'

DR L.S. COX
29 Apr.: `Co-regulation of DNA replication and DNA repair by the tumour suppressor p53.'

DR C. TICKLE, University College, London
13 May: `Molecular basis of vertebrate limb development.'

DR M. MARSH, University College, London
20 May: `Endocytosis and viral pathogenesis.'

DR C. TYLER-SMITH
3 June: `The Y chromosome in human evolution.'

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Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics

With the exception of the final meeting, the following seminars will be given at 1 p.m. on Fridays in Lecture Theatre 1, the Department of Biochemistry.

The final seminar will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, 17 June, in the Seminar Room, OCMS, the New Chemistry Building.

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

PROFESSOR R.C. LIDDINGTON, Leicester
26 Apr.: `Structural determinants of integrin adhesiveness.'

PROFESSOR D.I. STUART
10 May: `The co-evolution of structural virology and synchrotrons: where physics is leading Orbivirus biology.'

DR R. GRISSHAMER, Cambridge
24 May: `Membrane receptors: strategies for expression, purification, and structure determination.'

DR T.J. GREENHOUGH, Keele
31 May: `Structure of human C-reactive protein: resolution of an acute phase problem.'

DR W.I. WEIS, Stanford University School of Medicine
7 June: `Cell-surface carbohydrate recognition by calcium-dependent animal lectins.'

DR M.S.P. SANSOM
14 June: `Not quite liquid, not quite solid: simulation studies of water within ion channels.'

PROFESSOR E. EGELMAN, University of Minnesota Medical School
17 June: `Conserved structures in DNA replication and recombination.'

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Department of Plant Sciences: research talks

The following lectures will be given at 4 p.m. on the days shown in the Large Lecture Theatre, the Department of Plant Sciences. They will be held on Thursdays, with the exception of the first meeting, which will take place on Tuesday, 23 April.

Convener: J.A.C. Smith, MA, University Lecturer in Plant Science.

PROFESSOR R.H.W. BRADSHAW, Southern Swedish Forest Research Centre, Alnarp, Sweden
23 Apr.: `How stable are north European forest ecosystems?'

DR N.J. TALBOT, University of Exeter
2 May: `Welcome to the pressure dome: appressorium development in the rice blast fungus.'

DR N. SMITH, Sussex
9 May: `Sex and bacteria: do they have it, and if so how much?'

PROFESSOR J.A. RAVEN, Dundee
16 May: `The early evolution of land plants: aquatic ancestors and atmospheric interactions.'

DR K. PALLET, Rhône-Poulenc Agriculture Ltd., Ongar, Essex
23 May: `The role of biochemistry and molecular biology in new herbicide discovery.'

DR L. BEEVERS, Oklahoma
30 May: `Clathrin-coated vesicles from plants: their role in vacuolar targeting.'

DR M. CHEEK, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
6 June: `Rain forests of Mt. Cameroon.'

DR M. BEVAN, John Innes Centre, Norwich
13 June: `Progress in the Arabidopsis genome project.'

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CLINICAL MEDICINE

PROFESSOR P. REVELL, Royal Free Hospital Medical School, will hold a seminar at 4 p.m. on Monday, 22 April, in the Lecture Theatre, the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre.

Conveners: J. Kenwright, BM, MA, Nuffield Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, and M.J.O. Francis, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in Orthopaedic Surgery.

Subject: `Wear debris and bone loss around orthopaedic implants.'

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University Department of Cellular Science: haematology seminars

The following seminars will be held at 12 noon on Tuesdays in the Haematology Seminar Room, Level 4, the John Radcliffe Hospital.

DR S. WATSON
23 Apr.: `Collagen receptor signalling in platelets—similarities with signalling by immune receptors.'

C. FIDLER
30 Apr.: `Amplification of mtDNA in leukaemia.'

DR A. CHILD, Leeds General Infirmary
7 May: `Developing new strategies for the treatment of non-Hodgkin's lymphomas.'

DR D. REES
14 May: `The Haemoglobin E Syndromes.'

A member of the Department of Haematology, the John Radcliffe Hospital
21 May: case presentation.

DR R. PHILLIPS
28 May: `How does the human immunodeficiency virus escape T cell-mediated immunity?'

DR D. LO
4 June: `Cell traffic between mother and foetus: clinical and biological implications.'

DR L. FORONI, Royal Free Hospital, London
11 June: `Molecular investigation of minimal residual disease in acute lymphoblastic leukaemia.'

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Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology

The following postgraduate lectures will be given at the times shown. They will take place in the Lecture Theatre, the Oxford Eye Hospital, the Radcliffe Infirmary, except where indicated otherwise.

Case presentations will be given at 2.30 p.m. on 29 April, 20 May, 10 June, and 17 June. A consultation clinic will be held at 2 p.m. on 3 June.

Convener: A.J. Bron, MA, Clinical Professor and Margaret Ogilvie's Reader in Ophthalmology.

Monday, 22 April
M. HARRIS and C. DODRIDGE
2.30 p.m.: Orthoptics lecture.

MR. J. ELSTON
3.15 p.m.: `Neuro-ophthalmology.'

DR P. FRITH
4.15 p.m.: `Medical ophthalmology.'

MISS I. RUSSELL-EGGITT, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children, London
5.30 p.m.: `A review of Albanism.'

Monday, 29 April
DR P. ANSLOW
3.15 p.m.: `Neuro-radiology.'

MR J. SALMON
5.30 p.m.: `Post-traumatic angle-recession glaucoma.'

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Monday, 13 May
DR B. MACDONALD
2.30 p.m.: `Ocular pathology.'

MR. J. ELSTON
4.15 p.m.: `Neuro-ophthalmology.'

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Monday, 20 May
DR P. FRITH
3.15 p.m.: `Medical ophthalmology.'

MS S. STUART BROWN and DR D. SACKETT
4.15 p.m., Witts Lecture Theatre: `Evidence-based medicine: why and how?'

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Monday, 3 June
MR J.R.O. COLLIN, Moorfields Eye Hospital, London
5.30 p.m.: `Ocular plastic surgery.'

Monday, 10 June
MR J. ELSTON
3.15 p.m.: `Assessing a child with low vision' (master-class).

DR R. ZEIMER, Wilmer Institute, USA
5.30 p.m.: `Laser targeted drug delivery: a promising method for the diagnosis and treatment of age-related macular degeneration.' (Litchfield Lecture)

Monday, 17 June
MR P. ROSEN
3.15 p.m.: `Refractive surgery' (master-class).

PROFESSOR G. RUSKELL, City University, London
5.30 p.m.: `Structure and formation of extraocular muscles.'

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Nuffield Department of Surgery

The following seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Seminar Room, Nuffield Department of Surgery, Level 6, the John Radcliffe Hospital. Seminars will not be held on 21 May, 28 May, 4 June, and 11 June, as the Oxford `Evidence-based' Surgical Debates take place on those days (see below).

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

M. RITTER, Royal Postgraduate Medical School, Hammersmith Hospital
30 Apr.: `Functional and developmental studies of the thymic microenvironment.'

A. PORTER, Gene Tarteting Group, MRC Clinical Sciences Centre, Hammersmith Hospital
7 May: `Conditional activation of an essential human cell cycle gene.'

F. RAMIREZ
14 May: `Glucocorticoid regulation of cytokine production by CD4-positive T lymphocytes.'

V. CERUNDOLO
18 June: `Presentation of intracellular proteins by MHC class 1 molecules.'

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The Oxford `Evidence-based' Surgical Debates

These debates will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the John Radcliffe Hospital, as follows: the debates on 21 and 28 May in Lecture Theatre I, the Academic Corridor; the debates on 4 and 11 June in Lecture Theatre II, the Academic Corridor.

Proposed by: MR M. SHARP, JRH, and MR J. COLLIN, JRH; opposed by: MR B. GEORGE, JRH, and DR R. COLLINS, Radcliffe Infirmary
21 May: `Heparin is contraindicated as DVT prophylaxis in surgical patients.'

Proposed by: MR T. COOKE, JRH, and MR B.J. BRITTON, JRH; opposed by: MR J. PERKINS, JRH, and MR M. PARKER, Joyce Green Hospital, Dartford
28 May: `All inguinal hernias should be repaired by mesh.'

Proposed by: MR R. BAIGRIE, JRH, and MR T. DEHN, Battle Hospital, Reading; opposed by: MR J. FAWCETT, JRH, and PROFESSOR D. JOHNSON, Leeds Royal Infirmary
4 June: `Patients with gastric cancer should not be treated by radical gastrectomy.'

Proposed by: DR S. COOMBES, JRH, and MR A. FOX, JRH; opposed by: MR M. WHITELY, JRH, and DR J. PHILLIPS-HUGHES, JRH
11 June: `Diagnostic angiograms are no longer required in vascular patients.'


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LAW, SOCIAL STUDIES

The function of law in the international community

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Old Library, All Souls College.

Details of the 29 May seminar will be announced later.

Conveners: I. Brownlie, D.Phil., DCL, Chichele Professor of Public International Law, and E.A. Roberts, MA, Montague Burton Professor of International Relations.

PROFESSOR J. DUGARD, Cambridge
24 Apr.: `The criminal responsibility of the state.'

PROFESSOR T. FARER, American University, Washington, DC
1 May: `Defence of the "right" to democracy: Haiti and other cases.'

H. FOX, British Institute of International and Comparative Law, London
8 May: `Enforcing international law in national courts.'

PROFESSOR J. JACKSON, Michigan
15 May: `Dispute settlement in GATT and WTO.'

PROFESSOR C. GREENWOOD, LSE
22 May: `Criminal prosecution for breaches of international law: the Yugoslav and Rwanda trials.'

SIR R.Y. JENNINGS, Cambridge
5 June: `The contribution of the International Court of Justice.'

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LITERAE HUMANIORES

The following lectures will be given at the times shown on Wednesdays in the Institute of Archaeology.

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

PROFESSOR E. ÖZGEN, Director General of Monuments and Museums, Republic of Turkey
5 p.m., 24 Apr.: `War on the illicit antiquities trade: the Turkish contribution.'

PROFESSOR C. LE ROY, University of Paris I (Sorbonne)
4.30 p.m., 15 May: `Tlos and Oinoanda: a tale of two cities in Northern Lycia.'

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David Lewis Lecture

PROFESSOR MICHAEL JAMESON, Crossett Professor of Humanities Emeritus, Stanford University, will deliver the David Lewis Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 29 May, in the Garden Quad Auditorium, St John's College.

Subject: `The rituals of Athena Polias in Athens.'

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Nellie Wallace Lectures 1996

Two dialogues of Plato's maturity: the Euthydemus and Hippias Major

PROFESSOR M. BURNYEAT, Cambridge, will lecture at 5 p.m. on the following Thursdays in the Sub-faculty of Philosophy.
25 Apr.: `The Euthydemus and Republic VII' (text: E.290c–291b).

2 May: `Frames, dates, perspectives' (texts: E.271a–275c, 293b–296d, 304b–307c).

9 May: `Ambiguities' (text: E.275d–283b).

16 May: `Love and logic' (text: E.283b–288d).

23 May: `Socratic v. Platonic ethics' (text: E.288b–293a).

6 June: `The Hippias Major and Republic V' (text: HM281a–295b).

A seminar on `Chronology and cross-reference in the Dialogues of Plato' will be given at 2 p.m. on Fridays 26 April, 17 May, and 7 June, in the Ryle Room, 10 Merton Street.

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Graduate seminar

PROFESSOR R.M. SAINSBURY, Dasturzada Dr Jal Pavry Visiting Lecturer, will give a graduate seminar (open to undergraduates) at 5 p.m. on Thursdays of weeks 2–7 in the Goodhart Room, University College.

Subject: `Meaning and truth.'

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LITERAE HUMANIORES, THEOLOGY

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Examination Schools.

There will be discussion of each lecture in the Small Senior Common Room, Oriel College, at 8.30 p.m. on the day of the lecture.

Convener: R.G. Swinburne, B.Phil., MA, Nolloth Professor of the Philosophy of the Christian Religion.

PROFESSOR P. VAN INWAGEN, Notre Dame
29 Apr.: `Why is there anything at all?'

PROFESSOR E. STUMP, St Louis
13 May: `Libertarian free will and the principle of alternate possibility.'

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MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

Probability, Operational Research, and Statistics Seminars

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

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

PROFESSOR B. SILVERMAN, Bath
25 Apr.: `Monotone discriminant functions and some applications in rheumatology.'

DR D. DE ANGELIS and DR W. GILKS, Cambridge
2 May: `A Bayesian approach to AIDS back- calculation.'

PROFESSOR S. SENN, UCL
9 May: `Cross-over trials: how to adjust for carry- over and why you shouldn't.'

DR J. KUHA
16 May: `Adjusting for covariate measurement error in regression models.'

PROFESSOR M.A.H. DEMPSTER, Cambridge
23 May: `Fast valuation of American options by linear programming.' (Southern Operationsl Research Group Seminar)

DR G. ROBERTS, Cambridge
30 May: `Some recent developments in the theory of MCMC.'

PROFESSOR T.J. SWEETING, Surrey
6 June: `Directed likelihood Bayesian inference and conditional inference.'

DR P. SASIENI, London
13 June: `Testing hypotheses in Aalen's additive risk model.'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Graduate seminar in Spanish studies

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Taylor Institution.

Conveners: I.D.L. Michael, MA, King Alfonso XIII Professor of Spanish Studies, and C.P. Thompson, MA, D.Phil., Faculty Lecturer in Spanish.

DR ADELINA SARRIÓN, Cuenca
23 Apr.: `Clérigos torpes y mujeres solicitadas en los procesos de la Inquisicíon española.' (Public lecture)

MS A. SAXENA
30 Apr.: `Towards a definition of pre-Expulsion Judeo-Spanish.'

DR R.W. FIDDIAN
14 May: `Carmen from Mérimée to Saura.'

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Seminars and lecture

The following meetings will be held at 5 p.m. on the days shown in 47 Wellington Square. The 9 May meeting will take place in the ground- floor lecture room; the other meetings will be held in Room T7.

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

DR S. EKDAWI, Belfast
Wed. 1 May: `The Passions File: Cavafy's private collection.'

DR R. PADEL
Thur. 9 May: `Isolation and community in some Greek and Irish poets.'

MR C. ROBINSON
Thur. 16 May: `Gender, sexuality, and narration in the work of Kostas Tachtsis.'

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MODERN HISTORY

Creole histories and societies

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on the days shown in the Modern History Faculty. With the exception of the final meeting, to be held on Friday, 14 June, they will take place on Mondays.

Conveners: M.A. Vaughan, MA (Ph.D. London), Rhodes Lecturer in Commonwealth Studies, and S. Trapido, MA (Ph.D. London), University Lecturer in the Government of New States.

DR TRAPIDO
22 Apr.: `The Dutch and the Cape Dutch: the making of a colonial identity.'

R. DRAYTON
29 Apr.: `Calypso and the Creole memory: the conscious unconscious in the Caribbean.'

T. ROOPNARAINE, Cambridge
6 May: `Diamonds and dislocation: Creole identity in the Guyanese hinterland.'

R. BLACKBURN, New Left Review
13 May: `The making of Creole societies in the Americas.'

G. FREDRICKSON, Stanford
20 May: `Reform and revolution in the American and South African freedom struggles.'

J. PARKER, Keele
27 May: `Mankraloi, merchants, and mulattoes: Carl Reindorf and the politics of race in early colonial Accra.'

DR VAUGHAN
3 June: `We are all Creoles now: cultural theory and Indian Ocean history.'

PROFESSOR R.R. POSNER
10 June: `Creoles and Creolisation from a linguist's point of view.'

J. COMAROFF, Chicago
14 June: `New persons, old subjects: of rights, righteousness, and the double self.' (Joint meeting with the World History Seminar)

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MODERN HISTORY, LITERAE HUMANIORES, PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Oxford History and Philosophy of Biology Programme

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Sherrington Room, the Department of Physiology.

Conveners: R. Fox, MA, D.Phil., Professor of the History of Science, H.R. Harré, B.Phil., MA, Emeritus Fellow, Linacre College, and T.J. Horder, BM, MA, University Lecturer in Human Anatomy, from whom further details may be obtained (telephone: Oxford (2)72189).

DR R. DAWKINS
7 May: `In praise of reductionist, adaptationist, progressivist, gradualist, neo-Darwinism.'

PROFESSOR J. MAYNARD SMITH, Sussex
14 May: `Information theory and the history of genetics.'

PROFESSOR A. ROSENBERG, Georgia
21 May: `Reductionism redux; computing the embryo?'

PROFESSOR D. HULL, Northwestern University
11 June: `The role of biology in the philosophy of biology.'

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MODERN HISTORY, ORIENTAL STUDIES

Seminar in medieval Jewish history and literature

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in Pembroke College. All are welcome.

Conveners: D. Frank (Ph.D. Harvard), Research Fellow, Wolfson College, M.D. Goodman, MA, D.Phil., Reader in Jewish Studies, M.E. Rubin, MA, University Lecturer (CUF) in Modern History, and A. Tanenbaum.

DR J. EDWARDS, Birmingham
29 Apr.: `Spanish Inquisitorial evidence: truth or fiction?'

DR I. ZWIEP, Warburg Institute
3 June: `Medieval Jewish scholars on the origin and multiplicity of languages.'

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MODERN HISTORY, SOCIAL STUDIES

Economic History Seminar

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Chester Room (Staircase C), Nuffield College.

Conveners: J.S. Foreman-Peck, MA, University Lecturer in Economic History, and T.C. Leunig, BA, M.Phil., Research Fellow, Nuffield College.

N. DIMSDALE
24 Apr.: `A primary producing economy in the Great Depression: the case of inter-war Australia.'

J. MOKYR, Northwestern University
1 May: `Technological selection, information, and changing household behaviour, 1850–1914.'

B. EICHENGREEN, Berkeley
8 May: `Institutions and economic growth: Western European experience after 1945.'

G. FEDERICO, Pisa
15 May: `Was Italy a protectionist economy before 1914?'

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MODERN HISTORY, INSTITUTE OF CHINESE STUDIES, ASIAN STUDIES CENTRE (ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE)

Hong Kong in transition

This one-day conference will be held on Friday, 10 May, in the Modern History Faculty.
Session I (chaired by Professor J. Brown)
DR J. DARWIN
10 a.m.: `Hong Kong in British decolonisation.'

DR S. TSANG
11.10 a.m.: `Government and politics in Hong Kong: a colonial paradox.'

Discussion (led by Dr R. Bickers), 12 noon.

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Session II (chaired by Professor Glen Dudbridge)
DR B. HOOK, Leeds
2 p.m.: `National and international interests in the decolonisation of Hong Kong.'

M. SHENFIELD, Ki Pacific Asset Management, Honk Kong
2.45 p.m.: `Hong Kong and its wider global economic links.'

Discussion (led by Dr R. Ash, SOAS), 3.30 p.m.

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Session III (chaired by Dr Rosemary Foot)
DR J. TANG, Hong Kong
4.35 p.m.: `Hong Kong's transition from British to Chinese rule: back to the future?'

Discussion (led by Sir Percy Cradock), 5.20 p.m.

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ORIENTAL STUDIES

Jewish history and literature in the Graeco-Roman period

The following seminars will be held at 2.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in Wolfson College.

Convener: M.D. Goodman, MA, D.Phil., Reader in Jewish Studies.

C. SCHAMA
23 Apr.: `Scribes in the first century CE: the evidence of Josephus.'

M. MACINA, Louvain and Lille
30 Apr.: `The covenant which is not abolished and the Epistle to the Hebrews.' (In French)

DR S. STERN, Jews' College, London
7 May: `Calendar reckoning in the Jewish Diaspora.'

DR C. HEMPEL, Birmingham
14 May: `Communal legislation in the Laws of the Damascus Document.'

DR G. BROOKE, University of Manchester
21 May: `The Allegro Quman photograph collection previewed.'

DR T. LIM, Edinburgh
28 May: `4Q306: the men of the people who err.'

DR GOODMAN
4 June: `The pilgrimage economy of Jerusalem in the Second Temple period.'

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ORIENTAL STUDIES, THEOLOGY

Old Testament Studies

The following lectures will be given at 2.30 p.m. on Mondays, as follows: on 22 April, in Lecture Room 1, the Oriental Institute; on 13 May, in the Large Seminar Room, the Theology Faculty Centre.

Conveners: H.G.M. Williamson, DD, Regius Professor of Hebrew, and J. Barton, MA, D.Phil., Oriel and Laing Professor of the Interpretation of Holy Scripture.

DR A. BIRAN, Director of Biblical Archaeology, Hebrew Union College, Jerusalem
22 Apr.: `Biblical Dan and the "House of David" inscription.'

PROFESSOR J. MILGROM, Hebrew University, Jerusalem
13 May: `The Jubilee (Leviticus 25): problems and solutions.'

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PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Oxford Physics Colloquia

The following lectures will be held at 4.15 p.m. on Fridays in the Lindemann Lecture Theatre, the Clarendon Laboratory.

For details of the Cherwell-Simon Memorial Lecture, to be given by Professor U. Amaldi on 24 May, see above.

Conveners: R.J. Nicholas, MA, D.Phil., Reader in Physics, and C.E. Webb, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Laser Physics.

DR A.M. FOX
3 May: `Squeezed light.'

PROFESSOR G.O. JONES, formerly Professor of Physics, Queen Mary College, London
10 May: `The physics of playing the violin.'

DR A. HOFZUMAHAUS, Institut für Atmosphärische Chemie, Forschungszentrum KFA Jülich
31 May: `The hydroxyl radical OH: inner cleanliness for the atmosphere.'

PROFESSOR T. YAMAZAKI, University of Tokyo and CERN, Geneva
7 June: `Laser spectroscopy of metastable antiprotonic helium atomcules.'

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Hinshelwood Lectures

Molecules and molecular dynamics at liquid interfaces

PROFESSOR KENNETH B. EISENTHAL, Professor of Chemistry, Columbia University, will deliver the Hinshelwood Lectures at 11.15 a.m. on the following Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory.

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

2 May: `Molecules at liquid interfaces.'

7 May: `Orientation of molecules at liquid interfaces.'

9 May: `Chemical equlibria at liquid interfaces.'

14 May: `Vibrational spectroscopy at liquid interfaces—sum frequency spectroscopy.'

16 May: `Ultrafast dynamics at liquid interfaces.'

21 May: `Ultrafast dynamics of electrons in bulk liquids.'

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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 M. NAUENBERG, Santa Cruz and Leiden
26 Apr.: `Newton, Hooke, and the birth of celestial mechanics: solution to a 300-year-old puzzle.'

PROFESSOR N. TUROK, Cambridge
10 May: `Looking for cosmic defects.'

DR J.J. BINNEY
24 May: to be announced.

DR B. SIMONS, Cambridge
7 June: From Anderson localisation to quantum chaos.'

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Theoretical Chemistry Group

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Seminar Room, the New Chemistry Building.

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

PROFESSOR D.C. CLARY, University College, London
22 Apr.: `Quantum simulation of clusters.'

DR R. SCHACK, Royal Holloway College, London
29 Apr.: `Applications of quantum state diffusion.'

DR P.M. RODGER, Reading
6 May: `Local symmetry and local structure in solutions.'

PROFESSOR E.A. CARTER, UCLA
13 May: `Achieving scaling advantages in electronic structure theory.'

A. SZARECKA
20 May: `Theoretical conformational analysis of selected (R,R)-tartaric acid derivatives.'

J. OSBORNE
27 May: `Magnetic impurities in disordered systems.'

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Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Planetary Physics

The following seminars will be held at 4.15 p.m. on the days shown in the Dobson Lecture Room, the Atmospheric Physics Laboratory. They will be given on Thursdays, except for the seminars to be given on Monday, 13 May, and Tuesday, 9 July.

Because on rare occasions the arrangements need to be changed, anyone intending to come to Oxford specially to attend is advised to check first by telephoning Oxford (2)72933.

Convener: F.W. Taylor, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Atmospheric Physics.

DR W. FRÜH
25 Apr.: `Low-frequency behaviour of baroclinic waves.'

DR P. LYSTER, Maryland, and Goddard Space Flight Center
2 May: `Assimilation of atmospheric constituent gases using the Kalman filter approach.'

PROFESSOR J.R. DRUMMOND, Toronto
9 May: `Measurements of tropospheric composition from space.'

DR S.F. SINGER, Science and Environmental Policy Project, Fairfax, Virginia
13 May: `CFC production ban: barking up the wrong tree?'

DR J. DERBER, European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasting, Reading
16 May: `Recent progress in atmospheric data assimilation and the implications for using observations.'

PROFESSOR J.M. MCGLADE, Warwick
23 May: `Estimation of net photosynthetically available radiation using satellite and atmospheric data for use in spatially extended dynamical models of ocean productivity.'

DR T.W.N. HAINE
30 May: `Baroclinic instability of the oceanic mixed layer.'

MR B. GARDINER, British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge
6 June: `Antarctic ozone and effects on ultra- violet radiation.'

DR N. MCINTYRE, Earth Observation Sciences Ltd.
13 June: `Towards the commercial application of satellite remote sensing: ship routing in sea ice.'

DR C. JACOBI, Leipzig
9 July: `The quasi two-day wave over central Europe as seen from D1 LF mesopause wind measurements at Collm, Germany.'

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Nonlinear dynamics seminars

The following seminars will be held at 2.30 p.m. on Mondays in the Dobson Lecture Room, the Atmospheric Physics Laboratory. Further details may be obtained from Anne Juel (telephone: Oxford (2)72342).

Convener: T. Mullin, MA, University Lecturer in Physics.

PROFESSOR J.C.W. ROGERS, Polytechnic University of New York
22 Apr.: `The response of a damped pendulum to a large driving force.'

DR S. DALZIEL, Cambridge
29 Apr.: `Rayleigh-Taylor instability: resolving the differences between experiments and simulations.'

T. PEACOCK
13 May: `Bifurcations and noise in liquid crystal hydrodynamics.'

DR C. EGBERS, Bremen
20 May: `Instabilities in rotating fluids.'

DR G. HUGHES, Surrey
3 June: `Internal wave field produced by a turbulent patch in a stratified fluid.'

PROFESSOR P. DRAZIN, Bristol
10 June: `Pade approximation for the nonlinear scientist.'

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PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Department of Human Anatomy: research seminars

The following seminars will be given at 1 p.m. on Fridays in the Lecture Theatre, the Department of Human Anatomy.

Convener: R.W. Guillery, MA, Dr Lee's Professor of Anatomy.

DR G. JEFFREY, Institute of Ophthalmology, London
26 Apr.: `Retinal cell birth and death are regulated by the tyrosinase gene: an explanation of the problems associated with albinism?' (Jenkinson Seminar)

DR C.P. SMITH, University of Manchester
3 May: `Molecular physiology of urea transporters.'

PROFESSOR D.C. WATHES, Royal Veterinary College, London
10 May: `Steroidal regulation of the uterine oxytocin receptor.'

DR J. ROGERS, Cambridge
17 May: `Eph-like receptor tyrosine kinases in the developing nervous system.' (Jenkinson Seminar)

DR J. TODD, Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics
24 May: `A genetic basis for the clustering of insulin-dependent diabetes in families.'

DR C. NOBES, University College, London
31 May: `Regulation of the actin cytoskeleton and cell motility by the rho family GTPases.' (Jenkinson Seminar)

DR D. CLARKE
7 June: `Survival of the fittest? Promoting dopamine neuron survival in vitro.'

DR S.J. KENWRICK, Cambridge
14 June: `Mutations in L1 cause abnormalities of human brain development.' (Jenkinson Seminar)


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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.E. Ellory, MA, Reader in Human Physiology.

DR K. KIRK
24 Apr.: `Promiscuous pathways, catholic channels: chloride channels are not just for chloride.' (Seminar sponsored by the Physiological Society)

PROFESSOR T. LAMB, Cambridge
1 May: `Phototransduction: the rod as a model G- protein cascade.' (Seminar sponsored by the Physiological Society)

DR M. HALLET, Cardiff
8 May: `Confocal imaging of calcium in neutrophils.' (Seminar sponsored by the Physiological Society)

PROFESSOR M. BOYETT, Leeds
15 May: `Regulation and function of the muscarinic potassium channel in the heart.' (Seminar sponsored by the Physiological Society)

DR R. WONG, Washington University, St Louis, USA
22 May: To be announced. (McDonnell–Pew Seminar in Cognitive Neuroscience)

PROFESSOR M. HANSON, University College, London
29 May: `The development of control of the foetal circulation.' (Jenkinson Seminar)

DR L. MAFFEI, Neurophysiology Institute, Pisa, Italy
5 June: `Role of neurotrophins in the plasticity of the visual system of mammals.' (McDonnell–Pew Seminar in Cognitive Neuroscience)

DR C. DALY, Glasgow
12 June: `Blood vessel structure and receptor studies using confocal microscopy.' (Seminar sponsored by the Physiological Society)

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PSYCHOLOGICAL STUDIES

The following seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Weiskrantz Room (C113), the Department of Experimental Psychology.

Conveners: S.D. Iversen, Ma, Professor of Psychology, and P.E. Bryant, MA, Watts Professor of Psychology.

DR J. BRADSHAW, Monash
23 Apr.: `The three Moirai: Parkinson's, Huntingdon's, and Tourette's.'

PROFESSOR M. BUTTERWORTH, University College, London
30 Apr.: `The psychology and the neuropsychology of numbers.'

PROFESSOR M. MORGAN, London
7 May: `What does the primary visual cortex (V1) contribute to conscious awareness?'

DR R. WISE, National Hospital, London
14 May: To be announced.

PROFESSOR B. HOPKINS, Lancaster
21 May: `On the developmental origins of handedness.'

PROFESSOR R. PLOMIN, London
28 May: `Genetics and experience: the interface between nature and nurture in psychology.'

PROFESSOR R. HINDE, lately Royal Society Research Professor, Cambridge
4 June: `Integrating the behavioural sciences.' (McDonnell–Pew Seminar in Cognitive Neuroscience)

PROFESSOR G. GOODWIN, Edinburgh
11 June: `What has the brain got to do with depression?'

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SOCIAL STUDIES

Presidential politics in 1996: interpretations by participants

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Large Lecture Room, Nuffield College.

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

C. HENICK, political consultant, Republican National Committee
25 Apr.: `The 1996 Republican nomination: a bookend to the 1994 revolution?'

DR W.J. MITOFSKY, polling consultant, CBS News and The New York Times
2 May: `Public polls/pseudo-polls and the 1996 elections.'

J.A. BARNES, reporter and analyst, National Journal
9 May: `Picking presidents in 1996: from the invisible primary to the conservative crusades.'

DR E.C. KAMARCK, Director of Policy Analysis, Office of the Vice- President
16 May: `Running for President from the White House.'

D.S. BRODER, reporter and analyst, The Washington Post
23 May: `American politics: 1996 and beyond.'

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THEOLOGY

Seminars in Patristics and Byzantine Studies

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

Convener: K.T. Ware, MA, D.Phil., Spalding Lecturer in Eastern Orthodox Studies.

DR L. BRUBAKER, Birmingham
8 May: `Art and theology in the ninth century.'

PROFESSOR J. HERRIN, King's College, London
15 May: `How did women acquire an education in late antiquity?'

DR J. MCGUCKIN, Leeds
5 June: `Gregory Nazianzen: the Christianisation of Hellenism.'

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BYZANTINE STUDIES

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Seminar Room, Corpus Christi College.

Details of the 3 June seminar will be announced later.

Conveners: E.M. Jeffreys, B.Litt., MA, Bywater and Sotheby Professor of Byzantine and Modern Greek Language and Literature, Dr M. Mango, and J.D. Howard-Johnston, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in Byzantine Studies.

DR J. HAYES
22 Apr.: `Some thoughts on trading patterns in the Mediterranean and beyond, fifth to eighth centuries.'

P. STEPHENSON, Cambridge
29 Apr.: `Trade and frontier diplomacy in the Balkans in the middle Byzantine period.'

DR O. NICHOLSON, Minnesota
6 May: `What the emperor saw: the vision of Constantine reconsidered.'

A. MCCABE
13 May: `Horses, medicine, and magic.'

PROFESSOR JEFFREYS
20 May: `The letters and homilies of James of Kokkinobaphos: a stylistic oddity?'

DR T. ANTONOPOULOU, Harvard
27 May: `The homilies of Leo VI and the search for the middle Byzantine sermon.'

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UNIVERSITY CATHOLIC CHAPLAINCY

Thomas More Lecture 1996

HIS GRACE JOHN R. QUINN, Archbishop Emeritus of San Francisco, will deliver the annual Thomas More Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 8 May, in the University Catholic Chaplaincy, Rose Place, St Aldate's.

Subject: `Moral life or moral law.'

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COMPUTING LABORATORY

Strachey Lecture

GORDON PLOTKIN will deliver the Strachey Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 30 April, in the Lecture Theatre, the Computing Laboratory.

Subject: `Denotational semantics: an unbalanced perspective?'

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DEPARTMENT FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION

Oxford Architectural History Seminar

DR M. HENIG will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Monday, 29 April, in the Institute of Archaeology.

Conveners: M.R. Airs, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in Conservation and the Historic Environment, and G. Tyack, MA, M.Litt., Fellow of Kellogg College and Director, Stanford University Centre in Oxford.

Subject: `Religious buildings in late Roman Britain.'

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CENTRE FOR CRIMINOLOGICAL RESEARCH

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Wharton Room, All Souls College.

Convener: R. Hood, MA, Reader in Criminology and Director of the Centre.

DR S. SINGER, State University of New York and Cambridge
24 Apr.: `Recriminalising delinquency: some American and English examples of getting "tough" on juvenile crime.'

D. FAULKNER
1 May: `Justice, crime, and management in modern Britain.'

DR P. RAYNOR, Swansea
8 May: `Evaluating probation: a moving target.'

PROFESSOR A. ASHWORTH, King's College, London
15 May: `Reflections on the Government's criminal justice proposals.'

C. HOYLE
22 May: `Policing domestic violence: the victim's role.'

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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.

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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EUROPEAN STUDIES INSTITUTE

PROFESSOR G. LOCK and PROFESSOR J.W. BURROW will hold seminars on the following subject at 10 a.m. on Fridays in Lecture Room 23, Balliol College.

Subject: `The idea of Europe.'

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MUSEUM OF THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE

Collection and comparison in the sciences

The following seminars will be given on Wednesdays in the Museum of the History of Science. With the exception of the 8 May meeting, which commences at 6 p.m., they will commence at 5 p.m.

P. KELL
24 Apr.: ` "Distributing happiness"? Acquisitions policy in eighteenth-century British museums.'

PROFESSOR H. RIVTO, MIT and Cambridge
1 May: `Some meanings of monsters.'

A. TURNER, Paris
8 May: `Collecting history and natural history: Robert Plot, the Ashmolean Musaeum, and the Survey of Britain.'

E. JORINK, Groningen
15 May: `Reading the book of nature: changing ideas of the marvels of nature in the seventeenth-century Dutch Republic.'

M. WINTROUB, Cambridge
22 May: `Taking stock at the end of the world: millenarian eschatology, civic ritual and collecting in the Royal Entry Festival of Henri II.'

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NISSAN INSTITUTE OF JAPANESE STUDIES

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Lecture Theatre, the Nissan Institute.

R.MITTER, Cambridge
26 Apr.: `Sweet talk, subterfuge, and subsidies: the co-optation of Chinese élites during the Japanese occupation of Manchuria, 1931–3.'

YUJI GENDA, Gakushuin University
3 May: `The over-skilled Japanese: changes in earnings inequality in Japan.'

MS C. POLLARD
10 May: `Miyagawa Kôzan and the evolution of Makuzu ware: a Japanese potter adapting to western tastes in the Meiji period.'

PROFESSOR W. CORNELIUS, University of California, San Diego
17 May: `Japan's growing foreign worker population: why the influx is unstoppable.'

PROFESSOR IPPEI YAMAZAWA, Hitotsubashi and Birmingham
24 May: `Asia Pacific co-operation: tasks ahead and links with Europe.'

PROFESSOR J. MORAN, Stirling
31 May: `Explaining Japan to sixteenth-century Europe—the writings of Alessandro Valignano.'

PROFESSOR CHU, YUN HAN, National Taiwan University and Institute for National Policy Research
7 June: `The international dimension of democratisation in Taiwan with a focus on Japan and the US.'

DR R.D. SCHLUNZE, Free University, Berlin
14 June: `The locational balance of Japanese firms in Germany.'

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QUEEN ELIZABETH HOUSE

Seminar in Contemporary South Asia

The following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursdays. With the exception of the 2 May meeting, which will be held in the Library Wing Seminar Room, they will take place in the Blackhall Seminar Room.

G. CHAPMAN, Lancaster
25 Apr.: `Mass media, environment, and development in India.'

C. GUPTA, Delhi
2 May: `Print media and communalism in India in the 1990s.' (Joint seminar with the Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women)

S. PAL, Aberystwyth
9 May: `Casual and regular contracts: worker's self-selection in rural labour markets in India.'

G. ETIENNE, Geneva
16 May: `Agricultural policies and economic reforms in India and Pakistan: the new look of the urban bias.'

S. SRIVASTAVA, Allahabad
23 May: `Politics, culture, and history: reinventing Rama in modern India.'

M. MOORE, Sussex
30 May: `Conflict and devolution in Sri Lanka.'

C. MARKOVITS, Centre d'Etudes de l'Inde et de l'Asie du Sud, Paris
6 June: `The history of a world-wide trading network from south Asia: the Sindworkies, from Hyderabad (Sind), c.1860–1996.'

Z. ZAMAN, Dhaka
13 June: `The theme of partition in the writings of Bapsi Sidhwa.'

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Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women

Gender and development—protest and politics

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

Conveners: Cecillie Swaisland and Dr Helen Callaway (telephone: Oxford (2)73644).

DR A. BASU
25 Apr.: `Wagri women of a Delhi slum—the problem of psycho-social development.'

DR C. GUPTA
2 May: `Fundamentalism and the print media in contemporary India.' (Joint seminar with the South Asian Programme)

H. SUMMERFIELD
9 May: `Gender and identity in Cambodia.'

DR D. SUTTON
16 May: `Myths of matriarchy, memories cast in stone: tales of power on a Greek island.'

F. MACAULEY
23 May: `Gender relations and local politics in the transition to democracy in Brazil.'

L. HOECKLIN
30 May: `Social welfare, the family, and gender ideology in southern Germany.'

H. CRAWLEY
6 June: `Seeking sanctuary—women and asylum in Britain.'

H. TEREFE
13 June: `The impact of gender and culture on achievement of women and girls in Ethiopia.'

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CENTRE FOR SOCIO-LEGAL STUDIES

The significance of judges and juries to democracy in America and Great Britain

The following seminars will be given at 2 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays in the Law Board Room, the Law Faculty. They will be presented by Mr D. Howarth, Ms S.M. Smith, and The Hon. S. Hufstedler.

Conveners: D.J. Galligan, BCL, MA, Professor of Socio- Legal Studies and Director of the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, and Lord Plant of Highfield, MA, Master, St Catherine's College.

6 May: `Development of an "independent" judiciary.'

8 May: `The role of the judiciary in a democratic political system.'

13 May: `We the jury.'

15 May: `Modern juries, the media, and the future of the judicial system.'

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EXETER COLLEGE

Marett Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR S. HOWELL, Oslo, will deliver the Marett Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 26 April, in the Saskatchewan Lecture Room, Exeter College.

Subject: ` "May blessings come, may mischiefs go!": living kinds as agents of transition and transformation among the Lio.'

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MANSFIELD COLLEGE

Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society

PROFESSOR HOLMES ROLSTON III, Professor of Philosopy, Colorado State University, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 23 April, in the Council Room, Mansfield College.

Enquiries should be directed to Nina Booth-Clibborn, OCEES, Mansfield College (telephone: Oxford (2)70886, e-mail: ocees@mansfield.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `Nature for real: is nature a social construct?'

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PEMBROKE COLLEGE

Blackstone Lecture

THE RT. HON. SIR RICHARD SCOTT, V.-C., will deliver the twentieth Blackstone Lecture at 11.30 a.m. on Saturday, 11 May, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

Subject: `Ministerial accountability.'

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Asian Studies Centre

Democratisation in Taiwan: implications for China

This workshop will be held on Friday, 7 June, and Saturday, 8 June, in the venues given below. Registration takes place at 9.30 a.m. on 7 June.
Friday, 7 June
In the Fellows' Dining Room, St Antony's College
HUNG-MAO TIEN, INPR, and CHYUAN-JENG SHIAU, INPR and National Taiwan
10 a.m.: `Crafting democratic institutions.'

S. TSANG
11.30 a.m.: `From Leninist-style party-state to democracy: the relevance of the Taiwan experience for political reforms in the PRC.'

In the New Lecture Theatre (Nissan Institute), St Antony's College
TEH-FU HUANG, INPR/National Cheng-chi
2.15 p.m.: `Evolving electoral and party politics.'

J. DOMES, Saarlandes
3.30 p.m.: `From authoritarian to democratic politics: lessons of electoral and party reforms in Taiwan for the PRC.'

YUN-HAN CHU, INPR/National Taiwan
5 p.m.: `International dimension of democratisation in Taiwan with a focus on Japan and the US' (combined with Nissan Institute seminar).

Saturday, 8 June, in the Fellows' Dining Room, St Antony's College
TUN-JEN CHANG, INPR/William and Mary College
9.15 a.m.: `Development of the opposition: the DPP and New Party.'

F. MENGIN, Paris
10 a.m.: `Provincial sub-ethnic ties and national identity.'

M. HSIAO, INPR/Academia Sinica
11.45 a.m.: `Emergence of civil society.'

C. HUGHES, Durham
2 p.m.: `Democratisation and cross-Straits relations.'

L. WHITEHEAD
3.15 p.m.: `Sum up: putting matters in a comparative framework.'

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Korea Forum: economic and political reform in Korea

The following meeting will be held on Wednesday, 29 May, in the New Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

CHAN-JONG PARK
2 p.m.: `The progress of Korean democracy.'

KEUN-TAE KIM
3 p.m.: `Tackling the problems of Korean political reform.'

JOONG-SIK PARK
4 p.m.: `National competitiveness and employer–employee relations.'

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Centre for Indian Studies

State and civil society in Pakistan

This one-day workshop will be held on Friday, 17 May, in the Blackhall Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House.

Convener: M. Waseem, Quaid-i-Azam Fellow, St Antony's College (telephone: Oxford 311524, fax: 54465).

Session I: 9.45–11.15 a.m.
DR I. TALBOT, Coventry: `Foundations of Pakistan's political culture.'
DR J. MAJEED, SOAS: `Iqbal and Muslim identity formation in the twentieth century.'
DR S. ANSARI, Royal Holloway College: `Refashioning definition of the political community in post-partition Pakistan.'
Session II: 11.30 a.m.–1 p.m.
DR D. TAYLOR, SOAS: `Authority, power, and legitimacy: dilemmas of political leadership in contemporary Pakistan.'
DR O. NOMAN, QEH: `Pakistani bourgeoisie: the ethnic dimension.'
DR M. LAU, SOAS: `Environment and failure of urban planning in Karachi.'
Session III: 2–3.30 p.m.
MS V. SCHOFIELD, freelance journalist: `Kashmir: the way forward.'
DR I. MALIK, College of Higher Education, Bath: `Geopolitics of Pakistan in the central and south-west Asian context.'
DR V. HEWITT, Bristol: `Parity with India?: Pakistan's relations with its eastern neighbour.'
Session IV: 3.45–5.15 p.m.
DR J. RICHARDS: `Ethniticy and nationalism in Pakistan.'
DR P. WERBNER, Keele: To be announced.
DR Y. SAMAD, Bedford: `Globalisation, fundamentalism, and British Muslims.'

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South Asian History Seminar

The following seminars will be given at 2 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Those wishing to attend are asked to note the changed venue and time of the seminars.

Conveners: D.A. Washbrook, MA, D.Phil., Reader in Modern South Asian History.

I. CHATTERJEE, SOAS
23 Apr.: `The complicity of law, slavery, and the company.'

PROFESSOR T. METCALF, California
30 Apr.: `Decentering empire.'

DR L. SUBRAMANIAN, Calcutta
7 May: `Power and the weave: rulers and weavers in eighteenth-century Surat.'

DR S. AIYA, Cambridge
14 May: `August anarchy: the partitition massacres in Punjab.'

PROFESSOR S. CHANDRA, Surat
21 May: `Colonial law and conjugal relations.'

DR N. PEABODY, Cambridge
28 May: `Inchoate in Kota: contesting authority through a North Indian pageant play.'

PROFESSOR T. RAYCHAUDHURI, Professor Emeritus
4 June: `Transformation of religious sensibilities in colonial Bengal.'

DR S. WALLIA, Panjab
11 June: `Pluralism and cultural formation.'

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Centre for Indian Studies and Queen Elizabeth House

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.

DR S. SRIVASTAVA, Allahabad
29 Apr.: `Language, identity, empowerment: constructing a Hindu identity in India in the nineteenth century.'

PROFESSOR V.K. NATRAJ, Mysore and Sussex
13 May: `Demystifying decentralisation.'

DR D.R. NAGARAJ, Delhi
10 June: `The comic collapse of authority: a study of Indian films.'

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Russian and East European Centre

Inaugural Elliott Lecture

DR ZBIGNIEW BRZEZINSKI will deliver the inaugural Elliott Lecture (sponsored by Geoffrey Elliott and Fay Elliott), at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 8 May, in the Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Subject: `Eurasia: post-imperial dilemmas.'

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ST EDMUND HALL

A.B. Emden Lecture 1996

PROFESSOR Q. SKINNER, Cambridge, will deliver the A.B. Emden Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 30 April, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Ancient laughter and modern philosophy.'

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ST HUGH'S COLLEGE

Henry Rowlatt Bickley Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR LUCA CAVALLI-SFORZA, Member of the Royal Society, will deliver the fifteenth Henry Rowlatt Bickley Memorial Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 14 May, in the Mordan Hall, St Hugh's College.

Subject: `Genetic dissection of Europe and its use for historical reconstruction.'

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WOLFSON COLLEGE

Public Lecture

DR B. SHEPSTONE, University Lecturer in Radiology, will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 2 May, in the hall, Wolfson College.

Subject: `The radiological dimension of early Alzheimer's dementia.'

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CAMPION HALL

Martin D'Arcy Lectures (Campion Hall Centenary) 1996

PROFESSOR RAYMOND E. BROWN, Auburn Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Biblical Studies, Union Theological Seminary, New York, will deliver the Martin D'Arcy Lectures at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays 23, 26, 30 April, and 3, 7 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `New Testament scholarship and Christianity today.'

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NUFFIELD COLLEGE WOMEN'S GROUP

Women, poverty, and social policy

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

Convener: H.E. Russell, M.Sc., Prize Research Fellow, Nuffield College.

DR H. LAND, Royal Holloway College
1 May: `Care and dependency—reformulating the equation?'

PROFESSOR A. PHIZACKLEA, Leicester
8 May: `Homeworking women: grateful slaves?' (To be confirmed)

DR J. LEWIS
15 May: `Women and welfare regimes.'

PROFESSOR S. ARBER, Surrey
22 May: `Women and income inequality in later life.'

PROFESSOR S. JACKSON, Swansea
29 May: `Educational outcomes for young women who have been in care.'

DR C. VOGLER, City University
5 June: `Money and the household.'

PROFESSOR P. THANE, Sussex
12 June: `Old women past and present.'

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WOMEN'S STUDIES COMMITTEE

Policy, practice, and power: issues in human female reproduction

The following seminars will be held at 8.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Wolfson Hall, Somerville College. Further details may be obtained from Lucia Nixon, Magdalen College, or Carrie LaSeur, University College.

DR F. BLAKE, John Radcliffe Hospital
23 Apr.: `Introduction: psychosocial background to women's reproductive lives.'

DR E. GREENHALL, Family Planning Association
30 Apr.: `Control of conception.'

DR A. STEWART, Warneford Hospital
7 May: `Menarche and other issues in adolescence.'

PROFESSOR W. SAVAGE, London Hospital Medical College
14 May: `Antenatal interventions.'

DR J. LUMLEY, National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit
21 May: `Labour and birth.'

G. PALMER, London Centre for International Child Health
28 May: `Lactation.'

DR V. BERAL, ICRF
4 June: `Reproductive cancers: the effects of contraception and child-bearing on cancer risk.'

DR A. MCPHERSON, GP
11 June: `Menopause.'

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FRIENDS OF THE BODLEIAN

The following thirty-minute lectures will be given at 1 p.m. on the days shown in the Cecil Jackson Room, the Sheldonian Theatre. All are invited.

Sandwiches and wine will be served after the lectures at a cost of £2.50 per person. Bookings should be made in advance with the Membership Secretary, Friends of the Bodleian, Bodleian Library, Oxford OX1 3BG (telephone: Oxford (2)77234).

DR J. BENSON
Wed. 1 May: `Some illuminated Sanskirt manuscripts in the Bodleian Library.'

P. ADAMS
Tue. 21 May: ` "A voice and a physiognomy of their own": the libraries of the Oxford women's colleges.'

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HAKLUYT SOCIETY

Society and geography in imperial contexts

A study afternoon to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the foundation of the Hakluyt Society will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, 3 May, in the Modern History Faculty.

The programme of short papers (set out below) and discussion, chaired by Professor Judith Brown, will be followed by tea at 4.45 p.m. and a visit to the Museum of the History of Science, conducted by the Director, Dr J.A. Bennett, at 5.30 p.m.

Those wishing to attend should send their names in advance to Dr F. Fernandez-Armesto, care of the Moder History Faculty.

DR RICHARD DRAYTON: A paper on the origins of the Hakluyt Society (title to be confirmed).

DR JUAN PIMENTEL IGEA: `Travellers and readers: the scientific expedition as a genre and its publics.'

DR MANUEL LUCENA GIRALDO: `Imperial politics and the publication of geographical discoveries in enlightenment Spain.'

DR RICHARD GROVE: `Empires of nature' (title to be confirmed).

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