Lectures

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INAUGURAL LECTURES

Gert-Rudolf Flick Professor of European Thought

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

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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CLARENDON LECTURES IN ECONOMICS 1996

Oxford University Press and the Sub-faculty of Economics are pleased to announce that PROFESSOR ANDREI SHLEIFER, Harvard University, will deliver the Clarendon Lectures on Economics on 7, 8, and 9 May. Further details will be published later.

Subject: `Inefficient markets.'

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GAISFORD LECTURE 1996

PROFESSOR J. GOULD, Bristol, will deliver the Gaisford Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 9 May, in St John's College.

Subject: `Something to do with Dionysos.'

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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

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.

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.'

Thur. 25 Apr.: `Contemplative creativity II: Spinoza, Proust.'

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

Thur. 2 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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JAMES P.R. LYELL LECTURES IN BIBLIOGRAPHY 1996

In praise of scribes: manuscripts and their makers in seventeenth-century England

DR P. BEAL will deliver the following illustrated lectures at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the St Cross Building.
14 May: `In praise of scribes.'

16 May: ` "It shall not therefore kill itself; that is, not bury itself": Donne's Biathanatos and its text.'

21 May: `The character of a London scrivener: the "feathery scribe" .'

23 May: ` "Hoping they shall only come to your merciful eyes": Sidney's Letter to the Queen and its transmission.'

28 May: ` "The virtuous Mrs Philips" and "that whore Castlemaine": Orinda and her apotheosis, 1664–8.'

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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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CLINICAL MEDICINE

Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

DR TADASHI KIMURA, Osaka Medical School, Japan, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 28 March, in the Anne Anderson Lecture Theatre, Level 3, Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Women's Centre, the John Radcliffe Hospital.

Further information may be obtained from Dr S. Phaneuf (telephone: Oxford 221022, e-mail: sphaneuf@immsvr.jr2.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `Oxytocin receptor investigation: basic molecular research associated with a clinical problem.'

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Oxford Immunology Group

DR J. SPRENT, Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation, La Jolla, California, will lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 28 March, in Lecture Theatre 2, the Academic Block, the John Radcliffe Hospital. The meeting will be chaired by Professor A. McMichael.

Car parking will be available.

Subject: `Minimal requirements for stimulating T cells.'

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Oxford Clinical Neurosciences Lectures

The following lectures will be held at 11.30 a.m. on Fridays in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

DR M. HALLETT, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, NIH, Bethesda, USA
19 Apr.: `Motor learning.'

PROFESSOR D. NEARY, Manchester Royal Infirmary
17 May: `Differential diagnosis of degenerative dementia.'

PROFESSOR D. MILLER, Institute of Neurology, London
21 June: `The use of magnetic resonance to understand and manage multiple sclerosis.'

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PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Hinshelwood Lectures

PROFESSOR KENNETH B. EISENTHAL, Professor of Chemistry, Columbia University, will deliver the Hinshelwood Lectures at 11.15 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Trinity Term, in the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory, commencing on Thursday, 2 May.

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

Subject: `Molecules and molecular dynamics at liquid interfaces.'

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INSTITUTE OF VIROLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY

The following seminars will be held at 4 p.m. on the days indicated in the Institute of Virology and Environmental Microbiology. They will take place on Fridays, with the exceptions of the meetings to be held on Wednesday, 1 May, and Wednesday, 15 May.

Details of the seminars to be held on 10 and 17 May will be announced later. DR J. CLEMENT, Queen Astrid Military Hospital, Brussels
29 Mar.: `Diagnostic pitfalls of TBE screening and Lyme disease in Belgium and Germany.'

PROFESSOR I. MCCONNELL, Cambridge
26 Apr.: `Animal lentiviruses: their relevance to pathogenesis and immunity in HIV.'

PROFESSOR J. SHEAIL, Institute of Terrestrial Ecology, Monkswood
1 May: `Environmental management; a UK historical perspective.'

DR A. GRAY, Institute of Terrestrial Ecology, Furzewood
3 May: `Environmental impact of genetically modified crops.'

DR M. ACREMAN, Institute of Hydrology, Wallingford
15 May: `Conflicts of development and conservation of Sahelian flood-plains—research needs to underpin improved management.'

DR I. JOINT, Plymouth Marine Laboratory
24 May: `Marine microbiology—from the North Atlantic to the Indian Ocean.'

PROFESSOR A. BULL, Kent
31 May: `Microbes, dehalogenation, and biotechnology.'

PROFESSOR P.G. STOCKLEY, Leeds
7 June: `The role of sequence-specific RNA–protein interactions in RNA bacteriophage morphogenesis.'

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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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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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