Lectures

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NEWTON–ABRAHAM LECTURE

PROFESSOR ARTHUR M. BROWN, Vice-President, Research MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio, Newton–Abraham Professor 1995–6, will deliver his Newton–Abraham Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 12 June, in the Lecture Theatre, the Department of Pharmacology.

Subject: `The genes of excitability.'

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MAURICE LUBBOCK MEMORIAL LECTURE

DR D. CRABB, Rover Group Ltd., will deliver the twenty-second Maurice Lubbock Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 31 May, in Lecture Room 1, the Department of Engineering Science.

Subject: `A history of the automobile engine, 1970–2014.'

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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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CLINICAL MEDICINE

Nuffield Department of Orthopaedic Surgery: clinical research seminars

The following seminars will be held at 4.15 p.m. on Mondays in the Lecture Theatre of the department.

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

DR N. LOVERIDGE, Cambridge
3 June: `Growth hormone and bone through the ages.'

DR T. CAWSTON, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge
24 June: `The role of cytokinesin promoting cartilage degradation and its relevance in rheumatic diseases.'

DR J. COMPSTON, Cambridge
1 July: `Some mechanisms of drug effects in osteoporosis.'

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Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology: lunch-time seminars

The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Mondays in the Library, the Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology.

Convener: J.J. Harding, MA status, University Research Lecturer.

DR R. SAFA
3 June: `Melatonin and retinal ischaemia.'

MR R. MCCORD
10 June: `Role of protein kinase C in retinal ischaemia.'

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CLINICAL MEDICINE AND PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

The following lectures will be given on Friday, 28 June, in the Lecture Theatre, the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology.

Convener: S. Gordon, MA, Glaxo Professor of Cellular Pathology.

DR N. MAEDA, North Carolina at Chapel Hill
1 p.m.: `Using mice to study atherogenesis.'

PROFESSOR O. SMITHIES, North Carolina at Chapel Hill
2.30 p.m.: `Gene targeting for studying hypertension.'

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LITERAE HUMANIORES

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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MODERN HISTORY

The recent history of the Oxford Science Area

DR P.W. KENT, Emeritus Student of Christ Church and formerly Dr Lee's Professor of Chemistry, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 29 May, in Linacre College.

Conveners: R. Fox, MA, D.Phil., Professor of the History of Science, and J.J. Roche, D.Phil., Linacre College.

Subject: `Carbohydrates at Oxford: "linked sweetness long drawn out".'

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ORIENTAL STUDIES

PROFESSOR INDIRA PETERSON, Mount Holyoke College, will lecture at 3 p.m. on Thursday, 6 June, in Lecture Room 1, the Oriental Institute.

Convener: R. Gombrich, MA, D.Phil., Boden Professor of Sanskrit.

Subject: `Sanskrit farces from eighteenth-century Tanjavur.'

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SOCIAL STUDIES

PROFESSOR HARRISON C. WHITE, Columbia, will lecture at 4 p.m. on Friday, 31 May, in Barnett House, Wellington Square.

Convener: M. Hechter, MA, University Lecturer in Sociology.

Subject: `Markets, hierarchies, and social networks.'

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ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM

Lectures in association with exhibition: `Ruskin and Oxford'

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on the days shown in the Lecture Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum. They are given in association with the current exhibition `Ruskin and Oxford', which will be open until 15 September.

PROFESSOR J. BURROW, Professor of European Thought
Tue. 28 May: `The Lamp of Memory: Ruskin and the Victorian sense of the past.'

THE VERY REVD JOHN DRURY, Dean of Christ Church
Thur. 30 May: `Ruskin on religion and art.'

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UNIVERSITY COUNSELLING SERVICE

Annual Conference

Understanding and working within organisational change

The annual conference will be held on Friday, 21 June, in St Catherine's College. Details and application forms are available from the Conference Secretary, the University Counselling Service, 11 Wellington Square, Oxford (telephone: Oxford (2)70300). Details of speakers are given below.

SIR DOUGLAS HAGUE, Associate Fellow, Templeton College: `Can university cultures be changed?'

JON STOKES, Director, Tavistock Consultance Service, Tavistock Clinic, London: `Do organisations have minds?'

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DEPARTMENT OF THE HISTORY OF ART

The literacy of vision

The following public lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the main Lecture Hall, the Taylor Institution.

PROFESSOR M.JAY, Berkeley (Astor Visiting Lecturer)
29 May: `Returning the gaze: the American response to the French critique of ocularcentrism.'

PROFESSOR D. PETHERBRIDGE, Royal College of Art
5 June: `Drawing: the illegitimacy of skill.'

PROFESSOR L. JORDANOVA, York
12 June: Historians and their images.'

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MUSEUM OF THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE

Delta Lecture

PROFESSOR S. LINDQVIST, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 28 May, in the Danson Room, Trinity College.

Subject: `The bricks and mortar of science.'

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QUEEN ELIZABETH HOUSE

Seminar in Contemporary South Asia

`Meals ready': rural markets and the business of food

The UK première of a film of this title, directed by S. Sarkar in collaboration with Barbara Harriss-White, will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, 30 May, in the Blackhall Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House. The film-showing will be followed by a discussion.

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CORPUS CHRISTI COLLEGE

F.W. Bateson Memorial Lecture 1997

DR E. GRIFFITHS, University Lecturer in English and Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, will deliver the F.W. Bateson Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 19 February 1997, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `The disappointment of Christina G. Rossetti.'

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TRINITY COLLEGE

Richard Hillary Memorial Lecture

NADIME GORDIMER will deliver the Richard Hillary Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 31 May, in the St Cross Building.

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WESTMINSTER COLLEGE

Issues in the social scientific study of (religious) experience

The Alister Hardy Religious Experience Research Centre will hold a conference on this topic on Friday, 7 June, 10 a.m.–3 p.m., in Westminster College.

The cost of attendance is £15. Bookings should be addressed, before 4 June, to Laurence Brown, Religious Experience Research Centre, Westminster College, Oxford OX2 9AT (telephone: Oxford 243006).

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