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INAUGURAL LECTURE

Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography

PROFESSOR GORDON L. CLARK will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 12 October, in the University Museum.

Subject: `The passions of commitment and the scales of regulation.'

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ROMANES LECTURE 1995

SIR WALTER BODMER, FRS, will deliver the 1995 Romanes Lecture at 5.45 p.m. on Tuesday, 14 November, in the Sheldonian Theatre.

Subject: `The Book of Man: the complete catalogue of our genes will revolutionise our ability to deal with disease and to understand our origins.'

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JAMES FORD SPECIAL LECTURE IN BRITISH HISTORY

DR BOYD HILTON, Trinity College, Cambridge, will deliver a James Ford Special Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 10 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `The politics of nature and the nature of politics in the early nineteenth century.'

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HERBERT SPENCER LECTURES 1995

Gender and society

The Herbert Spencer Lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on the following days in Lecture Theatre A, the Zoology/Psychology Building. They will take place on Fridays, with the exception of the lecture to be given on Monday, 4 December. The lectures will be open to the public.

PROFESSOR P. GOODFELLOW, Cambridge
20 Oct.: `Genetics of sex determination and differentiation.'

PROFESSOR S. WATKINS, Pennsylvania
3 Nov.: `Gender and population.'

PROFESSOR L. JACOBS, Berkeley
10 Nov.: `Sexual differentiation and cognitive function.'

PROFESSOR M. LE DOEUFF, Geneva
17 Nov.: `Women and intellectual work.'

DR GERMAINE GREER, Cambridge
24 Nov.: `Victims no longer: feminism and the reform of the criminal law.'

DR S.B. HRDY, University of California, Davis
4 Dec.: `Raising Darwin's consciousness: female sexuality and the prehominid origins of patriarchy.'

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CARLYLE LECTURES 1995

Secret concatenations: riches and poverty, Mandeville to Malthus

PROFESSOR DONALD WINCH, FBA, University of Sussex, will deliver the Carlyle Lectures at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Examination Schools.

10 Oct.: `Overhearing conversations, political and social scientific.'

17 Oct.: `Mandeville, Rousseau, and the paradox in favour of luxury.'

24 Oct.: `Adam Smith and the Oeconomy of Greatness.'

31 Oct.: `Edmund Burke, Adam Smith, and factious citizens.'

7 Nov.: `Malthus, Godwin, and Condorcet: inequality and post-economic society.'

14 Nov.: `Economists versus human beings.'

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CLARENDON LAW LECTURES

Law and legal theory in England and America

JUDGE RICHARD A. POSNER, Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, will deliver the inaugural series of the Clarendon Law Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Gulbenkian Theatre, the St Cross Building. The lectures are open to the public.

In addition to the lectures, a seminar will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Monday, 23 October, in the Law Board Room, the St Cross Building.

Mon. 23 Oct.: `Hart v. Dworkin.'

Tue. 24 Oct.: `Tort and contract law.'

Wed. 25 Oct.: `A theory of legal culture.'

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MEYERSTEIN LECTURE

PROFESSOR STEVE JONES, University College, London, will deliver the Meyerstein Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 12 October, in the Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's College.

Subject: `Is human evolution over?'

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CAMERON MACKINTOSH PROFESSOR OF CONTEMPORARY THEATRE

PROFESSOR ARTHUR MILLER will lecture on the days shown, as follows: the meetings on 11 and 19 October will be held at 5 p.m. in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College; the meeting on 20 October will be held at 2.30 p.m. in the Old Fire Station, George Street.

Admission to all events is free but places are strictly limited, and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets for the masterclass (20 October) are available in advance from the Old Fire Station box office on production of a student card. Tickets are limited to two per applicant, and will be available from 5 October.

Further information may be obtained from Mr George Peck (telephone: 01993 812883).

Wed. 11 Oct.: `The Plain Girl') (readings and discussion of Arthur Miller's new work).

Thur. 19 Oct.: `The language of theatre.'

Fri. 20 Oct.: masterclass (scenes from Death of a Salesman and All My Sons performed by ETC).

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CLINICAL MEDICINE

Oxford Clinical Neurosciences Lectures

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

PROFESSOR M. SAMUELS, Harvard
6 Oct.: `Neurocardiology.'

PROFESSOR C. MATHIAS, National Hospital, London
20 Oct.: `Learning by listening—and other aspects of autonomic disorders in man.'

DR S. WILLIAMS, Stoke Mandeville Hospital
17 Nov.: `Respiratory muscle weakness.'

PROFESSOR N. LEIGH, Institute of Psychiatry
8 Dec.: `Pathogenic mechanisms in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.'

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Department of Clinical Geratology: lunch-time seminars

The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Seminar Room of the department in the Radcliffe Infirmary. Convener: N. Qizilbash, D.Phil., Clinical Lecturer in Geriatric Medicine.

DR G. TOBIN, Bristol Royal Infirmary
4 Oct.: `Urinary incontinence in old people.'

DR G.BENNETT, Royal London Hospital
11 Oct.: `Elder abuse: recognition and prevention.'

MR D. CRANSTON, Churchill Hospital
18 Oct.: `Medical and surgical management of prostatic disease.'

DR M. DENHAM, Northwick Park Hospital, Harrow
25 Oct.: `The care of long-stay elderly patients.'

DR K.J. COLLINS, University College and Middlesex School of Medicine, London
1 Nov.: `Autonomic impairment in old age.'

DR F. CLIFFORD ROSE, Charing Cross Hospital, London
8 Nov.: `Advances in stroke prevention and therapy.'

PROFESSOR A. YOUNG, Royal Free Hospital, London
15 Nov.: `Exercise in elder health.'

PROFESSOR KAY-TEE KHAW, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge
22 Nov.: `Preventing fractures in old people.'

PROFESSOR A. BIRD, Moorfield's Eye Hospital, London
29 Nov.: `Macular degeneration in old people.'

PROFESSOR J. PATHY, St Woolos Hospital, Newport
6 Dec.: `Management and prevention of decubitus ulcers.'

D. HOBMAN, University of Sussex; formerly Director, Age Concern
13 Dec.: `EPICS—Elderly Persons Integrated Care System.'

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Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

The following lectures will be given on Friday, 13 October, in the Anne Anderson Lecture Theatre, the John Radcliffe Hospital, Level 3.

DR D. LINDSELL
2 p.m.: `Gynaecological imaging—CPC.'

DR J. MORRIS
3 p.m.: `Uterine artery flow velocity waveforms and pregnancy outcome.'

DR C. JAMES, Medical Defence Union
4.15 p.m.: `Medico-legal pitfalls in obstetrics and gynaecology.'

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Nuffield Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 4 p.m. on Mondays 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.

MR D. PORTER
9 Oct.: `Skeletal exostoses: genetic investigation.'

PROFESSOR H.N. NEWMAN, Eastman Dental Institute
23 Oct.: `Nasmyth's Membrane: microbial biofilm.'

DR G. DUNKLEY
30 Oct.: `Glycoprotein and the volume regulation of growth plate chondroytes.'

DR B. FERMOR
20 Nov.: `Biomechanical forces and bone cells: an in vitro study.'

PROFESSOR A.J. BAILEY, Bristol
4 Dec.: `Collagen: ageing, diabetes, and osteoporosis.'

PROFESSOR J.P. GAGE, Queensland, Australia
11 Dec.: `The biology of the temporomandibular joint.'

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Symposium in honour of Dr Roger Smith

The symposium will be held on Wednesday, 27 September, 11 a.m.–5 p.m., in the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre. It will be followed by a buffet from 6 p.m. at Wolfson College.

Speakers will include Professor J. Waterlow, CBE, FRS, Dr J. Compston, Mr M.C. Bishop, Dr M. Elia, Dr B.C. Sykes, Dr C. Paterson, Mr M. Benson, Mr A. Carr, and Professor J. Kenwright.

The cost of tea, coffee, and lunch is 16.50, and the cost of the buffet is 25. Those wishing to attend are asked to send payment by cheque (payable to the University of Oxford) to Dr Martin Francis, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Headington, Oxford OX3 7LD (telephone: Oxford 227617 or 227374, fax: 227354), from whom further details may be obtained.

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Diabetes Research Laboratories

Clinical endocrine and metabolic meetings

The following meetings will be held at 12.45 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Committee Room, Green College.

Details of the lectures to be given on 1 and 29 November will be announced later.

DR K. CIANFLONE, McGill University, Montreal
4 Oct.: `The Adipsin/ASP pathway: a clue to the aetiology of hypertriglyceridaemia?'

DR J.P.D. RECKLESS, Royal United Hospital, Bath
11 Oct.: `Lipoproten subfraction quality, fasting and postprandial: a cause of the excess DM CHD risk, especially in the female?'

DR F. KARPE, King Gustaf V Unit, Karolinska Institute
18 Oct.: `Postprandial lipid metabolism in relation to coronary artery disease.'

SIR PATRICK NAIRNE, Nuffield Council on Bioethics
25 Oct.: `Genetic screening: for good or ill?'

DR A. HATTERSLEY, Postgraduate Medical School, Exeter
8 Nov.: `Recent advances in maturity onset diabetes of the young.'

DR R. TURNER and DR V. HORTON
15 Nov.: `Does type 1 diabetes account to a significant proportion of type 2 diabetes? Autoimmune and HLA data.'

PROFESOR H. LEBOVITZ, Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York
22 Nov.: `Racial differences in type 2 diabetes.'

PROFESSOR J.A. FRANKLYN, Birmingham
6 Dec.: `Thyroid hormone receptor expression and function.'

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MODERN HISTORY

Special Faculty Lecture

PROFESSOR J. NELSON, King's College, London, will deliver the annual Special Faculty Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 20 October, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Bad rulership in the earlier Middle Ages: diagnoses and prescriptions.'

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Problems in the history of science and technology

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the History of Science and Technology Seminar Room, the Modern History Faculty. Convener: R. Fox, MA, D.Phil., Professor of the History of Science.

MRS V.M. QUIRKE
12 Oct.: `Drug research and drug production in France, 1939–59: towards a Franco-British perspective.'

DR A. GUAGNINI, University of Bologna
19 Oct.: `Waves, gambles, and shrewd advice: the making of Guglielmo Marconi's technological success.' DR G.J.N. GOODAY, Leeds
26 Oct.: `Mercurial characters? The manners and morals of resisting Anglo-German standards, 1860–92.' DR A. NIETO-GALAN
2 Nov.: `Calico printing and chemical knowledge in Lancashire in the early nineteenth century: the life and "colours" of John Mercer.' MS A. SECORD, Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, Cambridge
9 Nov.: ` "Our local Linnaeus": parochial science and the work of natural history in the nineteenth century.'

J. GROSS
16 Nov.: `Accommodating design: John Smeaton and the uses of art in the eighteenth century.'

DR E.J. HIGGS
23 Nov.: `The determinants of technological change: the case of machine computation and data.'

J.B. MORRELL, Bradford
Oxford science between the wars: problems and perspectives.'

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MODERN HISTORY, SOCIAL STUDIES

Co-operative security in international relations

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Old Library, All Souls College. Conveners: A.J. Hurrell, MA, M.Phil., D.Phil., University Lecturer in International Relations, R.J. O'Neill, MA, D.Phil., Chichele Professor of the History of War, and E.A. Roberts, MA, Montague Burton Professor of International Relations.

PROFESSOR B. BUZAN
13 Oct.: `Concepts of co-operative security.'

DR C. KELLEHER
20 Oct.: `NATO: from security co-operation to co- operative security.'

PROFESSOR ROBERTS
27 Oct.: `The United Nations: variants of collective security.'

DR YUEN FOONG KHONG
3 Nov.: `ASEAN's security discourses.'

DR HURRELL
10 Nov.: `South America: a model of co-operative security?'

DR R. FOOT
17 Nov.: `From deterrence to reassurance: co- operative security and the Chinese response.'

MS R. GOTTEMOELLER
24 Nov.: `Multilateral arms control agreements: an instrument of security co-operation?'

PROFESSOR O'NEILL and others
1 Dec.: Concluding session on co-operative security after the Cold War.

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CENTRE FOR CRIMINOLOGICAL RESEARCH

Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Old Library, All Souls College. Convener: A.H.L. Sanders, MA, University Lecturer in Criminal Justice.

PROFESSOR D. NELKEN, University of Macerata and University College of Wales, Cardiff
18 Oct.: `Inflated claims: organised fraud and criminological truth.'

T. NEWBURN and T. JONES, PSI, London
1 Nov.: `The boundaries of public and private policing.'

PROFESSOR R. EVANS, Liverpool John Moores University
15 Nov.: `Protecting the suspect in the police station: the role of the appropriate adult.'

PROFESSOR G. KELLOUGH, University of York, Ontario
29 Nov.: `Pre-trial decisions to detain or to bail in Toronto.'

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University–Prison Discussion Group

Oxford Prison has reopened as a Resettlement Unit for prisoners who are reaching the end of their sentence. It has been arranged that the Prison Discussion Group, which has been of value to students reading Criminal Justice and Penology in the Final Honour School and the BCL, will continue in this academic year. The timetable is given below.

The Discussion Group will meet on Tuesdays, from 5 to 7.15 p.m. (except 17 October and 14 November: 6.15–7.15 p.m.).

One group will have four session in weeks 1–4, with another group meeting in weeks 5–8. It will be possible to include seven students only in each group (i.e. fourteen per term). Bookings should be made at the centre, or by telephoning Mrs Sylvia Littlejohns ((2)74448) or Mrs Hannah Bichard ((2)74444).

10 Oct. and 7 Nov.: Tour of the prison and introduction; meeting with small group of prisoners and staff.

17 Oct. and 14 Nov.: Meeting with same group of prisoners and staff.

24 Oct. and 21 Nov.: Meeting with Throughcare and Group-Work Managers (Probation Officer) and with the Education Officer; meeting with the same group of prisoners and staff.

31 Oct. and 28 Nov.: Meeting with the Prison Manager; last meeting with the same group of prisoners and staff.

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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.

S. ADNAN, Shomabesh Institute, Bangladesh
12 Oct.: `Conceptual and comparative aspects of people's mobilisation in Bangladesh.'

C. LIEBESKIND, Royal Holloway College, London
19 Oct.: `Saints and market forces: Sufi saints and shrines in north India in the twentieth century.'

J. SEN
26 Oct.: `Movements around the Narmada Dams project in India: history and dynamics.'

M. ALI SHAH, Sindh
2 Nov.: `The domestic environment of Pakistan and its implications for international security.'

C. PINNEY, SOAS
9 Nov.: `Images and power: the uses of chromolithographs in a central Indian village.'

M. ROBERTS, Adelaide
16 Nov.: `Pejorative phrases: caste, ideology, and anti-colonialism in Sinhala chauvinism.'

T. BYRES, SOAS
23 Nov.: To be announced.

S. JANAKRAJAN, Madras Institute
30 Nov.: `The political economy of irrigation in Tamil Nadu.'

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GREEN COLLEGE

Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green College.

M. BARTLEY and S. MONTGOMERY
10 Oct.: `Health and social precursors of unemployment in young men.'

G. DAVEY SMITH, Bristol
17 Oct: `Smoking and the "Will to Health" in Nazi Germany: ideology in the construction of scientific knowledge and health policy.'

I. CHALMERS, Cochrane Centre
24 Oct.: `The Cochrane Collaboration: an update.'

S. EBRAHIM, Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine
31 Oct.: `Health promotion for cardiovascular disease: a review and meta-analysis.'

Y. BEN SHLOMO, UCL
7 Nov.: `The epidemiology of Parkinson's disease: problems and preliminary results from the Early Onset Parkinson's Disease study.'

N. BLACK, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
14 Nov.: `What are the implications of variations in the intervention rates for patient selection?'

G. ONG, CRC Primary Care Education Group
21 Nov.: `The need and experience of women who are placed on early rescreen/recall in breast cancer.'

R. JONES and T. KENNEDY, UMDS
28 Nov.: `Respiratory and genitourinary symptoms in irritable bowel syndrome.'

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Radcliffe Lecture 1995

PROFESSOR SIR DAVID WEATHERALL, FRS, will deliver the 1995 Radcliffe Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 12 October, in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

Subject: `Genetics, medicine, and society.'

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HERTFORD COLLEGE

Regulatory Policy Research Centre

Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Lower Common Room, Hertford College.

Further details are available from Helen Lawton Smith, Regulatory Policy Research Centre, 31–33 Westgate, Oxford OX1 1NZ (telephone: 792858, fax: 241885).

N. WOODWARD
10 Oct.: `Regulators as surrogate markets.'

G. YARROW
17 Oct.: `Privatisation and deregulation in the UK airline industry.'

H. LAWTON SMITH
24 Oct.: `Privatisation and deregulation in the UK freight and bus industries.'

M. CAVE, Brunel
31 Oct.: `Competition in telecoms.'

KEIKO HATTA
7 Nov.: `Competition in Japanese telecoms.'

C. ROBINSON, IEA
14 Nov.: `Competition in UK electricity markets.'

J. ABRAHAM, Sussex
21 Nov.: `Regulation of toxicology.'

P. JASINSKI
28 Nov.: `Pro-ecological privatisation? Regulation of environmental liabilities in Poland.'

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LINACRE COLLEGE

Linacre Lectures 1995–6

Mind, brain, and the environment

The following lectures will be given at 5.30 p.m. on Thursdays in Lecture Theatre A, the Zoology/Psychology Building.

Linacre College acknowledges the generosity of British Petroleum PLC in making this lecture series possible.

DR A. YOUNG, London
19 Oct.: `Perceiving social and physical environments.'

PROFESSOR A. DAMASIO, University of Iowa College of Medicine
2 Nov.: `Emotion and reason in the future of human life.'

PROFESSOR C. BLAKEMORE, Waynflete Professor of Physiology
23 Nov.: `How the environment builds the brain.'

PROFESSOR D. MARSDEN, The National Hospital
30 Nov.: `Toxins in the environment and human brain disease.'

PROFESSOR R. HINDE, lately Royal Society Research Professor, Cambridge
25 Jan.: `Humans and human habitats: reciprocal influences.'

PROFESSOR H. FREEMAN, University of Manchester School of Medicine
8 Feb.: `Mental health and the urban environment.'

PROFESSOR T. INGOLD, University of Manchester
22 Feb.: `Culture, nature, environment: steps to an ecology of life.'

PROFESSOR A. CLARE, St Patrick's Hospital, Dublin
7 Mar.: To be announced.

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OXFORD INNOVATION SOCIETY

PROFESSOR ALLEN HILL will lecture to the society at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 28 September, in the Department of Pharmacology.

Admission is by ticket only, obtainable from Isis Innovation (telephone: Oxford (2)72411).

Subject: `Biosensors.'