Lectures

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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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CLARENDON LECTURES IN ECONOMICS 1996

Inefficient markets

PROFESSOR ANDREI SHLEIFER, Harvard University, will deliver the Clarendon Lectures in Economics at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Examination Schools (East School).

Tue. 7 May: `Inefficient financial markets.'

Wed. 8 May: `Origins of investor sentiment.'

Thur. 9 May: `The limits of arbitrage.'

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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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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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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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THOMAS HARRIOT LECTURE 1996

DR M. SELTMAN, University of Greenwich, will deliver the Thomas Harriot Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 2 May, in the Champneys Room, Oriel College.

Subject: `The algebra of Thomas Harriot: reputation and reality.'

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ANTHROPOLOGY AND GEOGRAPHY

School of Geography: research seminars

The following seminars will be held 4.45 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Senior Common Room, the School of Geography.

Conveners: G.C.K. Peach, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Social Geography, A.S. Goudie, MA, Professor of Geography, and G.L. Clark, MA, Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography.

Tuesday, 30 April

PROFESSOR PEACH: `How to apply for grants.'

Tuesday, 7 May

P. GONCALVES: `Bulldozer and pastiche: the post-Second World War renewal experience of Rfgife, Brazil.'

Tuesday, 14 May

DR M. WILLIAMS: `Getting published.'

Tuesday, 21 May

G. ASSENZA: `The role of the World Bank in facilitating private capital flows: the cases of solar energy investments.'
M. KATAYAMA: to be announced.

Tuesday, 28 May

D. WEST: `Settement of Bangladeshis in Tower Hamlets.'
A. MALLETT: to be announced.

Tuesday, 4 June

HWA-GUANG SHANG: `Applying GIS as the spatial decision support system in analysing land use of development on slope land with soil erosion.'
N. IIDA: `Ethnic minorities in Japan.'

Tuesday, 11 June

P. CORNUT: `The relationship between nature and society in the city of Brussels.'
I. POTTAKI: to be announced.

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International environmental public policy

The following lectures will be given at 12 noon on Mondays, and at 9 a.m. on Fridays, in the Senior Common Room, the School of Geography.

Convener: Ms A. Munson, Junior Lecturer, Human Geography.

DR J. LEGGETT, Director of the Solar Initiative, Greenpeace International
Mon. 29 Apr.: `The Framework Climate Convention: continuing negotiations and the future.'

C. HINES, Goldsmith Foundation Scholar
Fri. 3 May: `Trade and the environment: the new protectionism.'

DR J. FARMAN, European Ozone Research Co-ordinating Unit, Cambridge
Fri. 10 May: `Ozone depletion: the future of the Montreal Protocol.'

A. JUNIPER, Friends of the Earth
Mon. 13 May: `The politics of deforestation.'

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Geography and gender

The following seminars will be given at 11.30 a.m. on Fridays in the Senior Common Room, the School of Geography.

Convener: Ms H. Crawley-Lyons.

PROFESSOR E. KOFMANN, Nottingham Trent
26 Apr.: `Gender and the politics of international migration in Europe.'

MS T. HAQUE, UCL
3 May: `Transformations of women's lives; a case study from Bangladesh.'

DR J. LITTLE, University of Exeter
10 May: `Women's planning initiatives and local politics in Britain: progress or stagnation in the 1990s?'

C. DWYER, UCL
17 May: `Constructions and contestations of Islam: questions of identity for young British Muslim women.'

M. MARWICK, Roehampton Institute
24 May: to be announced.

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Public Arts Lecture

MARLENE CREATES, artist, from St John's, Newfoundland, will lecture at 4.45 p.m. on Monday, 13 May, in the School of Geography.

Convener: J. Ryan (BA Exeter), Departmental Lecturer, the School of Geography.

Subject: `Narratives of place and displacement.'

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CLINICAL MEDICINE

Epidemiology and Social Medicine Seminars

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

Further information may be obtained from Sue Ziebland (telephone: Oxford 319126), or Tim Lancaster (telephone: Oxford 319124).

C. HYDE, Birmingham
30 Apr.: `The work of a regional research dissemination unit.'

A. MCMICHAEL, LSHTM
7 May: `Climate change and human health: is it real? Is it science?'

S. DARBY, CEU
14 May: `The effects of HIV and HCV on the UK haemophilia population.'

L. PEDERSEN, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, and J. KOVAL
21 May: `Psycosocial factors in initiation of smoking in adolescents.'

J. LUMLEY, NPEU
28 May: `Does prolonged lactation prevent postmenopausal breast cancer?'

DR V. BERAL, CEU
4 June: `The epidemiology of breast cancer.'

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LITERAE HUMANIORES

PROFESSOR J.T. SANDERS, RIT, New York, will lecture at 2.15 p.m. on Tuesday, 30 April, in the Sub-faculty of Philosophy, 10 Merton Street.

Dr David Miller, Nuffield College, will respond.

Subject: `The state of statelessness.'

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Corrected notice

PROFESSOR C. LE ROY, University of Paris I (Sorbonne), will lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 15 May, in the Ashmolean Museum.

Note: this replaces the notice published in the Gazette of 18 April, p. 943, which incorrected stated that Professor Le Roy's lecture would be given in the Institute of Archaeology.

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

Subject: `Tlos and Oinoanda: a tale of two cities in Northern Lycia.'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

ULRIKE DRAESNER, writer, will read from and discuss her work at 8.15 p.m. on Monday, 29 April, in Worcester College.

Convener: T.J. Reed, MA, Taylor Professor of the German Language and Literature.

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Modern German Studies Seminar

DR G. FISCHER, New South Wales, will lecture at a special meeting to be held at 8 for 8.30 p.m. on Monday, 6 May, in Worcester College.

Conveners: Dr Sarah Colvin, St John's College, and Ms Regina Umbach, Pembroke College.

Subject: `Intercultural dramaturgy, or the politics of framing: Heiner Müller's Der Auftrag "aboriginalised".'

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Oxford Italian Graduate Seminar and Oxford–Reading Italian Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 3 p.m. on Fridays. The 31 May lecture will take place in the Seminar Room, the Department of Italian Studies, the University of Reading; other seminars will take place in Room S.7, 47 Wellington Square.

Convener: M.L. McLaughlin, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in Italian.

PROFESSOR M.J.B. ALLEN, UCLA
3 May: `Pico, Ficino, and the cultura hominis.'

PROFESSOR T.J. CACHEY, Notre Dame
10 May: `Voyage literature from Petrarch to Tasso.'

DR R. MIDDLETON
17 May: `The absence of che in fifteenth-century Italian.'

DR L. PARISI, Oxford Brookes
31 May: `Borgese e Manzoni.'

MS D. HOLMES
14 June: `The figure of the dictator in Silone's exile writings.'

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ORIENTAL STUDIES

The status of medieval Arabic literature

The following seminars will be given at 4 p.m. on Tuesdays in St Giles' House, 16 St Giles'. Those attending are asked to note that all meetings will now begin at 4 p.m.

Conveners: J.M. Ashtiany, MA, D.Phil., James Mew Senior Research Fellow, the Oriental Institute, and P.F. Kennedy, MA, D.Phil., Junior Research Fellow in Oriental Studies, St John's College.

DR KENNEDY
30 Apr.: `The Maqamat: a nexus of interests?'

DR R. HOYLAND
7 May: to be announced.

R. IRWIN, London
14 May: `Ibn Zunbul, an Egyptian historical novelist of the sixteenth century.'

DR J. MONTGOMERY, Leeds
21 May: `J. Stetkevych's The Zephyrs of Najd.'

DR J. MEISAMI
28 May: `The use of texts and attitudes towards women.'

DR H. KILPATRICK, Lausanne
4 June: `Historical and non-historical approaches in Abu 'l-Faraj al-Isfahani, Kitab al-Aghani.'

DR ASHTIANY
11 June: `Segments and floating texts.'

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Lectures in Korean Studies

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in Lecture Room 1, the Oriental Institute.

Convener: J.B. Lewis, MA, Korea Foundation Lecturer in Korean Studies.

DR SONG NAM-SUN, Osaka University of Economics and Law
2 May: `A contrastive linguistic study of Japanese and Korean.'

DR L. KENDALL, Asian Ethnographic Collections, American Museum of Natural History
9 May: Dr Kendall will lecture on her new book, Getting married in Korea: of gender morality and modernity (for publication in April 1996).

MS. YURI NAKAGAWA
6 June: `A study of Chokpo: how Koreans negotiate their written genealogy.'

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PHYSICAL SCIENCES

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: `The bar in the Milky Way.'

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

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Astrophysics colloquia

The following colloquia will be held at 4.15 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Nuclear and Astrophysics Lecture Theatre.

For details of the Halley Lecture, to be given on 7 May, see above.

Conveners: Dr M.D. Lacy and Dr A.E. Lynas-Gray.

DR K.P. SCHRÖDER, Cambridge
30 Apr.: `Late stellar evolution and coronal activity.'

DR D. FIELD, Bristol
14 May: `Masers: galactic and extragalactic.'

DR N. TRENTHAM, Cambridge
21 May: `Dwarf galaxies in clusters.'

DR R. ROLLESTON, Belfast
28 May: `Studies of early-type stars in our own galaxy and in the Magellanic Clouds.'

DR E.T. HARLAFTIS, St Andrews
4 June: `Understanding X-ray binaries: the black hole, the companion star, and the accretion disk.'

DR E. KUULKERS, ESTEC
5 June: to be announced.

DR R. MARDLING, Monash
11 June: `Circularisation in tidal capture binaries.'

DR S.E. RIDGWAY
18 June: to be announced.

DR P. PODSIADLOWSKI
9 July: `Chaotic orbital evolution in binaries.'

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Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory

DR T. JONES, Imperial College, will give a seminar at 2.15 p.m. on Monday, 29 April, in the Lecture Theatre, the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory.

Subject: `Atomic views of epitaxial growth of semiconductors.' No further seminars have been arranged because of the Hinshelwood Lectures, to be given by Professor K.B. Eisenthal (see Gazette of 18 April, p. 945).

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Dyson Perrins Laboratory

The following lectures will be given at 4 p.m. on the days shown in the Dyson Perrins Lecture Theatre.

PROFESSOR PHILIP D. MAGNUS, University of Texas at Austin
Mon. 13 May: `Enediyne antitumor agents.' (Robert Robinson Lectures 1996)
Tue. 14 May: `Taxanes. A completely different strategy.'(Robert Robinson Lectures 1996)
Wed. 15 May: `Hypervalent iodine chemistry and the development of unusual reactions. Part I.' (Robert Robinson Lectures 1996)
Thur. 16 May: `Hypervalent iodine chemistry and the development of unusual reactions. Part II.' (Robert Robinson Lectures 1996)

DR G.H. WHITHAM
Thur. 30 May: `A forty-year retrospective.'

PROFESSOR JONATHAN L. SESSLER, University of Texas at Austin
Thur. 6 June: `Anions, cations, expanded porphyrins, and DNA.' (Andy Derome Lectures 1996)
Fri. 7 June: `Non-covalent electron transfer model systems.' (Andy Derome Lectures 1996)

PROFESSOR A. IAN SCOTT, Texas A&M University
Mon. 10 June: `Genetically engineered synthesis: in-vitro reconstruction of biosynthetic pathways.' (Royal Society 1996 Bakerian Lecture)

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SOCIAL STUDIES

DR WARREN J. MITOFSKY, former director, Elections and Surveys Unit, CBS News, New York, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 2 May, in the Large Lecture Room, Nuffield College.

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

Subject: `Public polls, pseudo-polls, and the 1996 election.'


PROFESSOR C. BICCHIERI, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, and the LSE, will hold a seminar at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 30 April, in the Clay Room, Nuffield College.

Subject: `Corruption cycles.'

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The State of the Union: issues in contemporary British democracy

The following meetings will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in St Antony's College.

Conveners: A.H. Brown, MA, Professor of Politics, Dr Calum Macdonald, MP, and Ms Emma Nicholson, MP.

MR M. CAMPBELL, MP, and MR B. JENKIN, MP
30 Apr.: `Defence: the last refuge of national sovereignty?' (Chair: Dr Macdonald)

MR J. BIFFEN, MP, and LORD PLANT, Master, St Catherine's College
7 May: `Westminster: time for another Great Reform Act?' (Chair: Ms Nicholson)

MR P. SHORE, MP, LORD KINGSLAND, and MR G. RADICE, MP
14 May: `Europe and the UK: time to call a halt to ever-closer union?' (Chair: Lord Dahrendorf)

MR P. MANDELSON, MP, AND MS S. MCDONALD, Channel 4
21 May: `Are the mass media undermining British democracy?' (Chair: Dr Macdonald)

DR J. HENDRON, MP, and MR R. MCCARTNEY, MP
4 June: `Northern Ireland: what is to be done?' (Chair: Ms Nicholson)

MR E. GARNIER, QC, MP, DR MACDONALD, and MS NICHOLSON
11 June: `The state of the Union.' (Chair: Professor Brown)

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Violence in postcolonial Africa

PROFESSOR TERENCE RANGER will give the following lectures at 11 a.m. on Mondays in St Antony's College (66 Woodstock Road).
29 Apr.: `Violence and terror in the Zimbabwean Liberation War.'

6 May: `Violence in South Africa.'

13 May: `Violence in the Sudan.'

20 May: `Violence in Uganda.'

27 May: `Violence in Liberia and Sierra Leone.'

3 June: `Violence in Rwanda.'

10 June: `Zimbabwe in the 1980s.'

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African Research Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesdays in St Antony's College (66 Woodstock Road).

Conveners: T.O. Ranger, MA, D.Phil., Rhodes Professor of Race Relations, and Dr Phyllis Ferguson.

N. OERMAN
30 Apr.: `Anglicanism and the state in South Africa to 1914.'

J. NHONGO
7 May: `Rural women and the guerilla war in eastern Zimbabwe.'

S. RICH
14 May: `NGOs in Zimbabwe: advocates and imbongi.'

B. LINDGREN, SOAS and Uppsala
21 May: `Ndebele identity and naming.'

M. LEOPOLD
28 May: `Drawing a margin: violence, knowledge, and ivory in the Lado enclave, 1894–1914.'

R. WATSON
4 June: `Constructing citizenship: nineteenth- century Ibadan in Johnson's The History of the Yorubas.'

A. KING
11 June: `Returning soldiers and post-war politics in Southern Rhodesia.'

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Race, nation, and ethnicity

The following seminars will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursdays in the New Room, St Antony's College (note: new venue).

Conveners: T.O. Ranger, MA, D.Phil., Rhodes Professor of Race Relations, and P. Alexander (Ph.D. London), Research Fellow, St Antony's College.

PROFESSOR Z. LAYTON-HENRY, Warwick
25 Apr.: `Immigration and the Heath Government.'

E. BURTON, West of England
2 May: `Religion and resistance among African–Caribbean people in Britain, with particular reference to Bristol.'

F. KOLARU, West of England
9 May: ` "Long journey home": cross- generational identities among African–Caribbean women in Bristol.'

R. CARTER, Worcester College of Higher Education
16 May: `Identity, immigration, and race-making: Britain and the United States compared.'

DR O. IGWARA
23 May: `Ethnicity, nationalism, and genocide: the case of Rwanda.'

PROFESSOR RANGER and DR ALEXANDER
30 May: `New directions in research on ethnicity: reports from two conferences.'

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African Affairs Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Middle East Centre, 68 Woodstock Road.

Conveners: T.O. Ranger, MA, D.Phil., Rhodes Professor of Race Relations, Dr Wendy James, and Dr Phyllis Ferguson.

M. VAUGHAN
25 Apr.: `Behaving badly: slave trials in colonial Mauritius.'

PROFESSOR RANGER
2 May: `Africa in the age of extremes: the irrelevance of African history?'

A. JEGA, Bayero University, Kano
9 May: `Nigerian intellectuals and academics in the struggle for democracy.'

K. ANDERSEN, Aarhus
16 May: `Konkomba religion and identity.'

DR FERGUSON
23 May: `Understanding war and building the future: northern Ghana, 1994 and beyond.'

O. IGWARA
30 May: `Religious nationalism in Nigeria.'

H. TEREFE
6 June: `The impact of displacement on women and children in Ethiopia.'

N. FARAH
13 June: `Somali refugees.'

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The Social Study of Religion

The following seminars will be held at 10.30 a.m. on Wednesdays in the Oxford Centre for Mission Studies, the Church of St Philip and St James, Woodstock Road.

Conveners: T.O. Ranger, MA, D.Phil., Rhodes Professor of Race Relations, Chris Sugden, Oxford Centre for Mission Studies, and Susan Hawley, Mansfield College.

J. INGLEBY, Oxford Centre for Mission Studies
1 May: `Education as a missionary tool in nineteenth-century India.'

I. SATYAVVATA, Oxford Centre for Mission Studies
8 May: `The fulfilment motif in the engagement of Christian theology and other religions in India.'

B. LEPPER, Somerville College
15 May: `Education, gender, and conversion in eastern Zimbabwe, 1890–1918.'

DR A. EYRE, Westminster College
22 May: `Religion, politics, and development in Malaysia.'

S. GRANBERG, Oxford Centre for Mission Studies
29 May: `A critical examination of African leadership and leadership effectiveness among Christian churches in Meru.'

L. NEWMANN, Oxford Centre for Mission Studies
5 June: `Mission from the margin: West Indian missionaries to West Africa in the nineteenth century.'

PROFESSOR P. CLARKE, King's College, London
12 June: `Anti-syncretist trents in Catholic–Candombleé relations in Brazil.'


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RESEARCH LABORATORY FOR ARCHAEOLOGY AND THE HISTORY OF ART

The following seminars will be held at 10.30 a.m. on Thursdays in the Library, the Research Laboratory for Archaeology.

Convener: M.S. Tite, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Archaeological Science.

I. KAKOULLI
2 May: `Scientific investigation of ancient painting technologies.'

R. CRESSWELL, Australian National University
9 May: `An Iron Age: direct dating of iron artefacts.'

S. VAUGHAN, Bristol
30 May: `Proposals for putting materials analysis in its archaeological place: examples from recent Aegean research.'

S. PATEL
13 June: `Analysis of flint and obsidian using secondary ion mass spectrometry.'

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BODLEIAN LIBRARY

Oxford Seminars in Cartography

P. BARBER, Deputy Map Librarian, British Library, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 23 May, in the Schola Astronomiae et Rhetoricae, Schools Quadrangle, Bodleian Library.

Subject: `Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue: maps in the collection of Sir Robert Cotton, 1571–1631.'

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COMPUTING LABORATORY

Numerical Analysis Group

Differential equations, computational mathematics, and applications seminars

The following seminars, arranged jointly by the Numerical Analysis Group and the Oxford Centre for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, will be held on Mondays in the Lecture Theatre, the Computing Laboratory. They will take place at 4 p.m., with the exception of the 16 May meeting, which will take place at 5.15 p.m.

Conveners: S.D. Howison, MA, M.Sc., D.Phil., University Lecturer (CUF) in Mathematics (telephone: (2)70500, e-mail: sam.howison@math.ox.ac.uk), and E. Süli, MA, University Lecturer in Numerical Mathematics (telephone: (2)73880, e-mail: endre@comlab.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR M. SCHONBEK, California
25 Apr.: `On backwards self-similar solutions to the Navier–Stokes equations.'

PROFESSOR A. SPENCE, Bath
9 May: `The numerical solution of differential- algebraic-integral equations.'

DR M. AUSLOOS, Liege
16 May: to be announced.

PROFESSOR V.M. ENTOV, Moscow
6 June: `Free boundary problems in the theory of porous media.'

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Joint Computational Mathematics and Applications Seminars

The following seminars, arranged jointly by the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory and the Numerical Analysis Group, will be held on Thursdays. They will take place at 4 p.m. in the Lecture Theatre, the Computing Laboratory, with the exception of the 9 May meeting, which will be held at 2 p.m. in the Atlas Centre, the RAL.

Enquiries may be addressed to Dr Endre Süli (telephone: Oxford (2)73880, e-mail: endre@comlab.ox.ac.uk), or, for the RAL meeting, to Dr Jennifer Scott at the RAL (telephone: 01235 445131, e-mail: sct@letterbox.rl.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR J. BARLOW, Penn State and University of Manchester
2 May: `Multifront computation with the orthogonal factors of sparse matrices.'

DR I. SMITH, Liverpool
9 May: `A comparative study of solution strategies for domain decomposition re-ordered systems.'

PROFESSOR M. STYNES, Cork
16 May: `Optimal approximability of solutions of singularly perturbed two-point boundary value problems.'

DR J. THUBURN, Reading
30 May: `Multidimensional flux-limited advection schemes.'

PROFESSOR R. KLEIN, Wuppertal
13 June: `Applications of asymptotic analysis in the design of numerical schemes for singular limit regimes in fluid mechanics.'

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Programming Research Group

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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OXFORD CENTRE FOR HEBREW AND JEWISH STUDIES

Seminar in Modern Jewish History

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Seminar Room, the OCHJS.

Convener: D. Rechter (MA Melbourne, Ph.D. Jerusalem), Fellow of the centre.

PROFESSOR D. DASH MOORE, Vassar College
30 Apr.: `When Jews were GIs.'

PROFESSOR YAACOV RO'I, Tel Aviv
14 May: `Jews and Judaism in the post-war Soviet Union.'

PROFESSOR W.D. RUBINSTEIN, Wales
28 May: `The myth of rescue: British and American plans for the rescue of Jews in Nazi-occupied Europe, 1941–5.'

DR K. STERN
11 June: `The failure of Jewish emancipation in nineteenth-century Poland.'

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Thursday evening discussion group

The following informal lectures will be given at 8.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Seminar Room, the OCHJS.

PROFESSOR U. SHARVIT, Bar-Ilan University
25 Apr.: `Jewish music: social expression of struggles.'

DR D. GERA, Ben-Gurion University
2 May: `Organising the past.'

MR J. FEDER, Keter Publishing House
9 May: `Are we the People of the Book? The Israeli book culture.'

DR E. LOMSKY-FEDER, Hebrew University
16 May: `Interplay between personal memory and collective memory of war: life stories of Israeli men.'

PROFESSOR D. PASSOW, Hebrew University
30 May: `Yiddish: the language of Jewish ideas and ideologies.'

DR C. SHACHAM, Haifa
6 June: `Female images of the Odyssey as cultural markers in modern Hebrew women's poetry.'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

The transmission of learning in the Islamic world

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the OCIS, George Street.

PROFESSOR R. MOTTAHEDEH, Harvard
1 May: `An overview of Islamic education in western Asia.'

DR F. ZIMMERMANN
8 May: `The period of translations.'

DR E. SAVAGE-SMITH
15 May: `The exchange of medical and surgical ideas between Islam and Europe.'

DR E. ROGAN
22 May: `Ottoman education in late nineteenth- century Damascus.'

PROFESSOR E. KARIC, Sarajevo
29 May: `Qur'anic exegesis in Bosnia.'

PROFESSOR R. MOTTAHEDEH, Harvard
5 June: `Ibn Khaldun on education.'

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QUEEN ELIZABETH HOUSE

Economic Development Seminar: interdisciplinary aspects of development

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House.

Details of the 6 June seminar will be announced later.

M. GOLDMAN, World Bank
25 Apr.: `Technology institutions and their contribution to technology development in Asia: results of a World Bank study.'

R. WADE, Sussex
2 May: `Environment and development: marital difficulties at the World Bank.'

C. ADAM
9 May: `Taxation, growth, and conditionality in sub-Saharan Africa.'

G. WHITE, Sussex
16 May: `The democratic developmental state.'

T. DYSON, LSE
23 May: `Population and food: global trends and future prospects.'

J. WEISS, Bradford
30 May: `Cost benefit analysis and development projects: current theory and practice.'

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Refugee Studies Programme

Seminars on Forced Migration

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House.

L. WEIGHILL
1 May: `Refugees in Gaza.'

DR S. GRAHAM-BROWN, Christian Aid
8 May: `The Kurds in Iraq since the 1991 Gulf War.'

DR M. AL-RASHID, King's College
22 May: `Assyian refugees in Great Britain.'

N. SHEHADI, Centre for Lebanese Studies
29 May: `Post-war Lebanese reconstruction.'

DR L. PARSONS
5 June: `Palestinians in Lebanon: an overview.'

DR G. HUNDT, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
12 June: `Counting invisible lives in Gaza.'

DR K. FIRRO
19 June: `Druse migrations 1860 to the present: forced migrations or voluntary movements?'

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Foundation Course Modules

Household livelihood and economy
R. CARVER will teach this course on Mondays, 2–4 p.m., in the Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House.
Forced migration and international relations
S. COLLINSON will teach this course on Mondays, 7–9 p.m., in the Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House.
International legal order: human rights and forced migration
DR C. BEYANI will teach this course on Tuesdays, 9.30–11.30 a.m., in the Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House.
Refugees and the refugee experience: a psychodynamic perspective
M. FLORES-BORQUEZ will teach this course on Tuesdays, 2–4 p.m., in the Blackhall Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House.

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Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women

Richards Lecture

DR HENRIETTA L. MOORE, Reader in Anthropology and Director of the Gender Institute, London School of Economics, will deliver the Richards Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 15 May, in the Taylor Institution.

The Richards Lecture is given in honour of Dr Audrey Richards (1899–1984), formerly President of the Royal Anthropological Institute and of the African Studies Association.

Subject: `Symbolism, sex, and psychoanalysis.'

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INSTITUTE OF VIROLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY

The following seminars will be held in the Seminar Room of the institute. They will take place at 4 p.m. on Fridays, with the exception of the meetings to be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, 1 May, and Wednesday, 15 May.

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 C. ELLIS EVANS, British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge
3 May: `Microbes at extremes.'

DR A. GRAY, Institute of Terrestrial Ecology, Furzebrook
10 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.

PROFESSOR R.M. ELLIOTT, MRC Institute of Virology, Glasgow
17 May: `Reverse genetics of bunyaviruses.'

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-specifid RNA-protein interactions in RNA bacteriophage morphogenesis.'

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HARRIS MANCHESTER COLLEGE

Idreos Lectures in Science and Religion 1996

Genetics and theology

PROFESSOR R. COLE-TURNER, Professor of Theology, Memphis Theological Seminary, will deliver the Idreos Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following days in Harris Manchester College.

Wed. 8 May: `The anxiety of change.'
Thur. 9 May: `The humility of hope.'

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LADY MARGARET HALL

Philip Maurice Deneke Lecture 1996

THE REVD DR JOHN COOK, President, the Henry Luce Foundation, will deliver the Deneke Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 7 May, in the Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret Hall.

Subject: `Missing the point: a theology of culture in the work of Mondrian, Kandinsky, and Rothko.'

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MAGDALEN COLLEGE

Waynflete and related lectures

Oxford and England during the Renaissance and Reformation

PROFESSOR D. DANIELL, Emeritus Professor of English, University of London, and PROFESSOR N. ORME, Professor of History, University of Exeter, will deliver the Waynflete and related lectures at 5 p.m. on the following Wednesdays and Thursdays in the Examination Schools. Admission is free.

In association with the lectures, the Bodleian Library will mount an exhibition of fifteenth- and sixteenth-century books by a number of grammarians who were Masters of Magdalen College School, including William Tyndale and Laurence Thomson.

PROFESSOR ORME
8 May: `Magdalen College and its School.'
9 May: `Oxford and the transformation of English school education 1480–1530.'

PROFESSOR DANIELL
15 May: `Magdalen, William Tyndale, and Renaissance English prose.'
16 May: `Laurence Thomson and the influence of his Revised Geneva New Testament.'

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Middle East Centre

Aspects of modern Turkish culture

PROFESSOR FILIZ YENISEHIRLIOGLU, Hacettepe University, Ankara, currently Mustafa Kemal Ataturk Visiting Fellow, University of Cambridge, will lecture at the times shown in the Middle East Centre.

Wed. 1 May, 5 p.m.: `Music in Turkey today: taste and social background.'

Thur. 9 May, 10 a.m.: `Changes from popular to consumer culture in Turkey.'

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Hamid Enayat Lecture

PROFESSOR NASR ABU-ZAID, Leiden, will deliver the thirteenth Hamid Enayat Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 9 May, in the New Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Subject: `Reformation of Islamic thought: some questions and some suggestions.'

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UNIVERSITY COLLEGE

H.L.A. Hart Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR THOMAS NAGEL will deliver the H.L.A. Hart Memorial Lecture in Jurisprudence and Moral Philosophy (established by the Tanner Lecture Trust), at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 9 May, in room 6, the Examination Schools.

The lecture will be followed by a discussion session, to be held at 4 p.m. on Friday, 10 May, in the Seminar Room, University College.

Subject: `Justice and nature.'

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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 diagnosis of early Alzheimer's dementia.'

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FRIENDS OF THE PITT RIVERS MUSEUM

Beatrice Blackwood Lecture

HOWARD MORPHY, Curator of Anthropology, Pitt Rivers Museum, will deliver the Beatrice Blackwood Lecture at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, 8 May, in the Inorganic Chemistry Lecture Theatre, South Parks Road. The lecture is open to the public.

Enquiries may be made to Oxford 54281.

Subject: `Hunting art.'

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OXFORD MEDIEVAL SOCIETY

DR S. MAPSTONE will lecture at 8.30 p.m. on Thursday, 2 May, in Bostar Hall, University College. Wine will be served from 8.15 p.m. New members are welcome.

Subject: `The Scots, the English, and the French: an Arthurian episode.'

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