Lectures

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INAUGURAL LECTURES

Chichele Professor of Medieval History

PROFESSOR R.R. DAVIES will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 29 February, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `The matter of Britain and the matter of England.'

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Clifford Chance Professor of European Law

PROFESSOR B.S. MARKESINIS will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 23 February, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

Subject: `The comparatist (or a plea for a broader legal education).'

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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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Professor of the History of Art

PROFESSOR M.J. KEMP will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 7 March, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `The Mona Lisa: from science into myth.'

Note: this lecture will be given in the Schools, not in the Ashmolean Museum, as previously notified.

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COOKSON PROFESSORIAL LECTURE

PROFESSOR B. CANTOR will deliver the Cookson Professorial Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 22 February, in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College.

Subject: `Materials processing and component design.'

Note: in the Gazette of 15 February (p. 763), this lecture was incorrectly listed as an inaugural lecture.

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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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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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JASPARS MEMORIAL LECTURE

PROFESSOR W. DOISE, Geneva, will deliver the Jaspars Memorial Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 5 March, in Lecture Theatre C, the Department of Experimental Psychology.

Subject: `Social psychology and human rights.'

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ANTHROPOLOGY AND GEOGRAPHY

Social Geography Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 9.15 a.m. on Fridays in the School of Geography.

Conveners: G.C.K. Peach, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Social Geography, C.G. Clarke, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in Urban/Social Geography, and A. Lemon, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer (CUF) in Geography.

PROFESSOR S. SMITH
23 Feb.: `Public housing versus social justice.'

DR A. ROGERS
1 Mar.: `1991 Census SARs (Samples of Anonymised Records): workplace, residence, and ethnicity.'

DR A. CHARLESWORTH, Cheltenham and Gloucester College
8 Mar.: `The topography of Claude Lanzmann's Shoa: landscape of the Holocaust.'

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CLINICAL MEDICINE

Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

DR TADASHI KIMURA 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 Sylvain Phaneuf (telephone: Oxford 221022, e-mail: sphaneuf@immsvr.jr2.ox.ac.uk).

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

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LITERAE HUMANIORES

PROFESSOR M. GHINS, Université Catholique de Louvain, will lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Thursday, 29 February, in the Ryle Room, the Philosophy Centre.

Convener: H.R. Brown, MA, University Lecturer in the Philosophy of Physics.

Subject: `A defence of selective scientific realism.'

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ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM

William Cohn Memorial Lecture

DR MILO C. BEACH, Director, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Washington, DC, will deliver the thirty-first William Cohn Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 6 March, in the Lecture Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum.

Subject: `The Windsor Castle Padshahnama: Shah Jahan's artists and their images of Mughal India.'

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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL STUDIES

Victor Cook Memorial Lectures

Education, values, and religion

DR JONATHAN SACKS, Chief Rabbi, and PROFESSOR SIR STEWART SUTHERLAND, FBA, Principal, University of Edinburgh, will deliver the 1996 Victor Cook Memorial Lectures at 5.15 p.m. on the following days in the E.P. Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green College. The lectures are open to the public.

Further information may be obtained from Professor Richard Pring, Department of Educational Studies.

DR SACKS
Wed. 28 Feb.: `Religion and civil society.'
Thur. 29 Feb.: `Education and a community of value: the Jewish experience.'

PROFESSOR SUTHERLAND
Tue. 12 Mar.: `Diagnosis?'
Wed. 13 Mar.: `Prognosis? Cure?'

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MAISON FRANÇAISE

PROFESSOR N. SCHAPPACHER, Université de Strasbourg I (Université Louis Pasteur), will lecture at 5.45 p.m. on Monday, 26 February, in the Maison.

Subject: `Some remarks on the history of Fermat's Last Theorem.'

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WELLCOME UNIT FOR THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE

The medical sciences and medical refugees in Britain 1930s–1950s

The following symposium will be held on Friday, 1 March, in the Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 47 Banbury Road.

Convener: P.J. Weindling, MA, University Research Lecturer.

Persons interested in attending the symposium should contact Dr K. Decker (telephone: Oxford (2)74609), or Dr Weindling (telephone: Oxford (2)74603).


10 a.m.:

DR WEINDLING: ` "Up hill and down dale": aims and achievements of the Medical Refugees Project.'

10.15 a.m.–11.15 a.m.:

DR K. DECKER: `Privileged refugees? Medical scientists and the Society for the Protection of Science and Learning.'
DR D. PYKE, Royal College of Physicians: `Ludwig Guttmann: a case study.'

11.30 a.m.–1 p.m.:

DR T. TANSEY, Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, London: `Henry Dale and the support of medical research.'
DR H. KAMMINGA, Cambridge Institute for the History of Medicine: `Refugees and Cambridge biochemistry.'


2–3 p.m.:

DR J. HARWOOD, University of Manchester: `Using the émigré scholars' experience to illuminate academic cultures.'
DR G. BEALE, Edinburgh: `Charlotte Auerbach and the discovery of mustard gas mutagenesis.'

3.15–4 p.m.:

DR J. STEWART, Oxford Brookes: `Medical refugees and the Socialist Medical Association.'

4.15–5.15 p.m.:

DR M. HUBENSTORF, Free University, Berlin, and DR WEINDLING: `The involvement of refugee biologists and physicians in eugenics and sexology.'

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MANSFIELD COLLEGE

PROFESSOR N. BROWN will lecture at 8.30 p.m. on Monday, 4 March, in the chapel, Mansfield College. Professor Brown is the Academic Consultant to the Government's thirty-month comprehensive review, to be completed in the autumn, of Britain's BMD options.

Subject: `Ballistic missile defence for Britain?'

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NUFFIELD COLLEGE

Centre for European Studies

Institutional change in Europe: the Intergovernmental Conference 1996

The following lectures will be given at 10 a.m. on Fridays in the Chester Room, Nuffield College.

Convener: J.J. Hesse, MA, Jean Monnet Professor of European Institutions and Politics.

G. MATHER, MEP, Director, European Policy Forum, Strasbourg/London
23 Feb.: `The Intergovernmental Conference: the European Parliament's perspective.'

U. KALBFLEISCH-KOTTSIEPER, Committee of the Regions, Brussels
1 Mar.: `Representing sub-national interests in the European Union: the Committee of the Regions.'

W. HUTTON, Assistant Editor, the Guardian
8 Mar.: `Monetary union: risks and options.'

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

European Studies Centre

Portuguese Studies Workshop

The workshop will be held on Saturday, 24 February, 9.30 a.m.–5 p.m., in the European Studies Centre, 70 Woodstock Road.

Conveners: D.B. Goldey, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer (CUF) in Politics, and H.G. Martins, MA, University Lecturer in the Sociology of Latin America.

MANUEL VILLAVERDE CABRAL, Instituto de Ciências Sociais
9.30 a.m.: `Political change in contemporary Portugal.'

DR GOLDEY
11.15 a.m.: `The recent parliamentary and presidential elections.'

LUÍS REIS TORGAL, Universidade de Coimbra
2 p.m.: `Cinema e propaganda no Estado Novo.'

R. ROBINSON, Birmingham
3.30 p.m.: `The CDS/PP.'

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OXFORD INNOVATION SOCIETY

PROFESSOR C. LEAVER will lecture to the Oxford Innovation Society at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 14 March, in the Department of Pharmacology. Admission will be by ticket only, obtainable from Isis Innovation (telephone: Oxford (2)72411).

Subject: `Transgenic plants: the next green revolution?'

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OXFORD MEDIEVAL SOCIETY

PROFESSOR H. DUGGAN, Charlottesville, Virginia, will lecture at 8.30 p.m. on Thursday, 29 February, in Bostar Hall, University College. Wine will be served from 8.15 p.m. New members are welcome.

Subject: `Textual scholarship in cyberspace: editing Piers Plowman with computers.'

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