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INAUGURAL LECTURE

Lincoln Professor of Classical Archaeology and Art

PROFESSOR R.R.R. SMITH will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 2 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Who was the Vienna Marcian? Portrait sculpture and imperial ideology in later antiquity.'

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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. Tickets are not required for admission.

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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CLINICAL MEDICINE

Nuffield Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

David Fuller Memorial Lecture 1995

PROFESSOR C. YOTIS, Athens, will deliver the 1995 David Fuller Memorial Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 22 November, in the Lecture Theatre, the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre.

Subject: `Factors which affect fixation of joint prostheses.'

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LITERAE HUMANIORES

PROFESSOR A. CAVARERO, Verona, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 3 November, in the Habakkuk Room, Jesus College.

Convener: D.P. Fowler, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer (CUF) in Greek and Latin Literature.

Subject: `Oedipus between philosophy and narrative.'

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PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Department of Physics: special lecture series

PROFESSOR J.D. BJORKEN, SLAC, Eastman Visiting Professor, will give a series of lectures at 2.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Lecture Theatre, the Nuclear and Astrophysics Laboratory. The series began on 19 October. No lecture is to be given on 26 October, and the series will recommence on 2 November. The series will continue in Hilary Term.

The lectures are intended for both theorists and experimentalists in particle physics.

Subject: `The gaugeless limit of the standard model.'

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Civil Engineering Colloquia

The following colloquia will take place at 4 p.m. on Fridays in Lecture Room 7, the Engineering and Technology Building. Visitors from outside Oxford are advised to telephone Oxford (2)73162 before travelling to confirm that there have been no late changes and to arrange parking permits.

The meetings on 3, 10, and 17 November, and 1 December, also form part of the `Applied Mechanics' series of colloquia. Details of others in this series may be obtained from Professor R. Eatock Taylor.

DR S.J. WHEELER
27 Oct.: `Constitutive modelling of unsaturated soils.'

DR P.E. DUNCAN, Kvaerner Earl & Wright
3 Nov.: `On the structural dynamics of gravity platforms: a case history.'

DR C. TAYLOR, Bristol
10 Nov.: `Concrete dams and earthquakes.'

DR A. BLAKEBOROUGH
17 Nov.: `Monitoring work on Kessock Bridge.'

PROFESSOR D.M. POTTS, Imperial College, London
24 Nov.: `Delayed failure to cut slopes in Stiff Clay.'

DR P.A. FRIEZE, MSL Engineering Ltd.
1 Dec.: `The reliability of jack-up and jacket platforms.'

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Department of Materials: colloquia

The following colloquia will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Lecture Theatre, the Hume-Rothery Building. All those interested are welcome, and research students of the department are encouraged to attend.

Conveners: J.M. Sykes, MA, University Lecturer in Materials Science, P.R. Wilshaw, MA, D.Phil., Research Fellow, Department of Materials, and G.A.D. Briggs, MA, University Lecturer in Metallurgy.

DR N.A. BURNHAM, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
26 Oct.: `Nanomechanics: the physics of intimate contact.' (Interdepartmental Condensed Matter Seminar)

PROFESSOR P. DAY, Royal Institution
2 Nov.: `New molecular magnets and superconductors.'

DR O.V. KOLOSOV
9 Nov.: `Ultrasonic force microscopy for materials characterisation.'

DR R.G.G. HOLMES, BNFL, Springfields
16 Nov.: `Making decaffeinated coffee and a cooling water tower catastropher work for BNFL.' (Interdepartmental Condensed Matter Seminar)

DR P.R.G. ANDERSON, Lucas Advanced Vehicle Systems
23 Nov.: `New materials for aerospace and automotive components.'

PROFESSOR R.W. WHATMORE, Cranfield University
30 Nov.: `Ferroelectric thin films for sensors and actuators.'

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SOCIAL STUDIES

DR STEVEN M. GILLON will speak at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 31 October, in the Chester Room, Nuffield College.

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

Subject: `The curse of the vice-presidency: Humphrey, Ford, Mondale, Bush, and Gore?'

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QUEEN ELIZABETH HOUSE

Seminar in contemporary South Asia: amended notice

The following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in the Blackhall Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House.

This notice replaces that published in the Gazette of 5 October (p. 116). Professor T.J. Byres has had to cancel his seminar on 23 November, and Dr Barbara Harriss-White will speak in his place.

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 implication 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.'

DR B. HARRISS-WHITE
23 Nov.: `Primary accumulation and corruption under deregulation: resolving the paradox with South Indian case material.'

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

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Refugee Studies Programme

Conference: the role of the military in humanitarian emergencies

This conference will be held at the University Catholic Chaplaincy, Rose Place, St Aldate's, Oxford, on 29–31 October. Further details may be obtained from the Refugee Studies Programme, Queen Elizabeth House, 21 St Giles', Oxford OX1 3LA (telephone: Oxford (2)70722, fax: (2)70721, e-mail: rsp@qeh.ox.ac.uk).

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BRASENOSE COLLEGE

Seminar series: environmental issues on the eve of the twenty-first century—current imbalances and problems

The following seminars will be held on Wednesdays in Brasenose College. They will take place at 5 p.m., with the exception of the 8 November meeting, which will be held at 2.15 p.m.

The final meeting this term will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 22 November, and will deal with `Conclusions'. The series will continue next term, on `Elements of a possible solution'.

J. PALEOCRASSAS, former member of the European Commission 1 Nov.: `The tax system, environment, and labour.'

K. MORSE, Managing Director, AspenTech Europe
8 Nov.: `Technology, design, and the environment.'

Speaker to be announced
15 Nov.: `The obsolescence of our urban systems and pollution.'

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General seminar: Greece and the Balkans in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Stocker Room, Brasenose College.

Convener: E. Kofos (Ph.D. London), Visiting Fellow in Hellenic Studies, Brasenose College.

DR KOFOS
31 Oct.: `The Macedonian Question I: historical antecedents.'
7 Nov.: `The Macedonian Question II: contemporary developments and prospects for the future.'

MR J. PETTIFER
14 Nov.: `Albania revisited.'

PROFESSOR P. KITROMILIDIS, Athens
28 Nov.: `Orthodoxy and nationalism in the Balkans.'

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WOLFSON COLLEGE

Public Lecture

MR DENIS MACK SMITH, Fellow of Wolfson College, will give a public lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 2 November, in the Haldane Room, Wolfson College.

Subject: `Mussolini.'

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OXFORD INNOVATION SOCIETY

PROFESSOR C. HIGGINS of the IMM will lecture to the society at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 7 December, in the Department of Pharmacology. The lecture will be preceded by tea at 5.30 p.m.

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

Subject: `Gene therapy.'

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