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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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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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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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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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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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ANTHROPOLOGY AND GEOGRAPHY

School of Geography

Conference: geographical education and citizenship
This conference will be held on Saturday, 21 October, 10.15 a.m.–6.15 p.m., in the School of Geography.

The charge for attendance is £20 (waged) or £10 (unwaged or postgraduate). Enquiries should be directed to Dr James Ryan or Dr Avril Maddrell at the School of Geography.

Session I (10.45 a.m.): Geography and imperial citizenship


A. MADDRELL, Westminster College: `Government emigration policy and school geography 1850–1918.'

T. PLOSZAJSKA, Royal Holloway College: `Constructing the subject: geographical models in English schools 1870–1944.'

R. PHILLIPS, Aberystwyth: `Popular fiction, geographical knowledge, and imperial citizenship.'

Session II (2 p.m.): Geography and the nation


C. NASH, Lampeter: `Geocentric education and anti- imperialism: J.H. Cousins and pre-independence geography teaching in Ireland.'

P. GRUFFUDD, Swansea: `The countryside as educator: schools, rurality, and citizenship in inter-war Wales.'

S. RYCROFT, Sussex: `Reconstructing national identities: the Land Utilisation Survey of Britain.'

D. MATLESS, Nottingham: `Landscape, geography, and citizenship in England 1918–39.'

Session III (4.15 p.m.): Contemporary geography, education, and citizenship


J. BALE, Keele: `Diffusion or deformation? Some problems of the transfer of ideas in geography from higher to secondary education in the 1970s.'

J. MORGAN, London: `Citizenship, geography, education, and postmodernity.'

S. BUCKINGHAM-HATFIELD, Brunel: `Developing citizenship through environmental education in the community.'

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Research Seminars

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

Conveners: Professor Ceri Peach, Professor Gordon Clark, and Professor Andrew Goudie.

PROFESSOR PEACH
10 Oct.: `Does Britain have ghettos?'

YOUNG-KYEONG LEE
17 Oct.: `A research on the urban cultural landscape: focusing on the historic and monumental buildings of Seoul.'

M. KAIKA
24 Oct.: `Water scarcity and water problems in Athens: towards a new approach for arranging problems of the urbanisation of water.'

SOOJIN PARK
31 Oct.: `Modelling the soil–hillslope continuum based on analysis of soil morphology and soil chemistry.'

PROFESSOR C. NIEMITZ, Berlin
7 Nov.: `The tropical rain forests—biological and climate functions, threats, and conservation.'

PROFESSOR S. SMITH
14 Nov.: `Interpreting the soundscape.'

J. COE
21 Nov.: `A palaeoenvironmental reconstruction of the Upper Thames Terrace System.'

PROFESSOR M. USHER, Scottish Natural Heritage
28 Nov.: To be announced.

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CLINICAL MEDICINE

Department of Psychiatry

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Seminar Room, the Department of Psychiatry, the Warneford Hospital.

Convener: M.G. Gelder, DM, Handley Professor of Psychiatry.

PROFESSOR N. TARRIER, Manchester
17 Oct.: `The cognitive behavioural treatment of psychosis: success or failure?'

PROFESSOR L. TRÄSKMAN-BENDZ, Lund Suicide Research Centre, Sweden
31 Oct.: `Understanding suicidal behaviour from a biological viewpoint.' (Litchfield Lecture)

DR K. FRISTON, Wellcome Department of Cognitive Neurology, London
14 Nov.: `Functional neuroimaging and schizophrenia.'

DR A. DAVID, King's College, London
28 Nov.: `Insight and psychosis; does it matter?'

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University Department of Cellular Science: haematology seminars

The following seminars will be held at 12 noon on Tuesdays in the Haematology Seminar Room, Level 4, the John Radcliffe Hospital.

DR T. PETO
10 Oct.: `HIV update.'

DR F. COTTER, Institute of Child Health, London
17 Oct.: `in vivo modelling and molecular manipulation of haematological malignancies.'

DR R. GALE, University College, London
24 Oct.: `Clonal analysis of myeloid malignancies.'

DR K. TALKS
31 Oct.: Case presentation.

DR J. MARSH, St George's Hospital, London
7 Nov.: `Aplastic anaemia.'

DR P. MOSS
14 Nov.: Case presentations—lymphoproliferations and cytopenia.

DR W. WOOD
21 Nov.: `Developmental aspects of erythropoiesis and haemoglobin production.'

DR D. KEELING
28 Nov.: `Anti-phospholid antibodies.'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Graduate seminar in Spanish studies

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Taylor Institution.

Conveners: I.D.L. Michael, MA, King Alfonso XIII Professor of Spanish Studies, and C.P. Thompson, MA, D.Phil., Faculty Lecturer in Spanish.

SRTA. DA MARÍA LUISA LOPEZ-VIDRIERO, Royal Palace Library, Madrid
10 Oct.: `Lectura y educación de príncipes en el siglo XVIII.'

MR A. GINGER
17 Oct.: `Ros de Olano's early short stories, and the origins of experimentation in modern Spanish literature.'

THE REVD DR COLIN THOMPSON
31 Oct.: `St John of the Cross: the expression of the inexpressible.'

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Film Studies

Hearts and minds, myths and money—the struggle for control of the world's film industry
SIR DAVID PUTTNAM, CBE, will deliver a series of public lectures to mark the centenary of European cinema.

The lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Examination Schools.

Mon. 16 Oct.: `Hearts and minds—Europe, America, and the birth of cinema.'

Fri. 20 Oct.: `Stars, genres, and the studio system.'

Thur. 26 Oct.: `Sleeping with the enemy? Coming to terms with television.'

Fri. 27 Oct.: `Myths and money.'

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The politics of European cinema
The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in 47 Wellington Square. Related film showings are listed below.

I. CHRISTIE
11 Oct.: `Defending European cinema in the twenties and the nineties.'

G. NOWELL SMITH, Editor, Oxford History of World Cinema
18 Oct.: `Cinema and democracy in Europe, 1945–60.'

I. CHRISTIE
25 Oct.: `Soviet cinema after the thaw and Europe's New Waves.'

PROFESSOR T. ELSAESSER, Amsterdam
1 Nov.: `Loving the other: sexuality, ethnicity, and Fassbinder.'

European cinema and literary movements
The following lectures will be given at 10 a.m. on Mondays in the Taylor Institution, with a seminar on Wednesdays at 5 p.m. in 47 Wellington Square. Related film showings are listed below.

I. CHRISTIE
6 Nov.: `Cinema and German Expressionism.'

13 Nov.: `Film and the Russian avant-garde.'

DR R. GORDON
20 Nov.: `Italian realism and neo-realism.'

I. CHRISTIE
27 Nov.: `Who writes cinema history and why?'

Film showings
The following films will be shown at 2 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Phoenix Picture House, Walton Street.

11 Oct.: Riff-Raff (UK 1990, dir. Ken Loach)

18 Oct.: Les Enfants du Paradis (France 1945, dir. Marcel Carné)

25 Oct.: The Adventures of a Dentist (USSR 1965, dir. Elem Klimov)

1 Nov.: In a Year with Thirteen Moons (W. Germany 1978, dir. R.W. Fassbinder)

8 Nov.: The Cabinet of Dr Caligari (Germany 1919, dir. Robert Wiene)

15 Nov.: The Strike (USSR 1924, dir. Sergei Eisenstein)

22 Nov.: Rome Open City (Italy 1945, dir. Roberto Rosselini)

29 Nov.: La Ronde (France 1950, dir. Max Ophuls)

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MODERN HISTORY

The medical legacy of Greece and Rome

The following seminars will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursdays in the Seminar Room, 47 Banbury Road, at the Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine. All are welcome.

Convener: E. Savage-Smith, Research Associate, Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine.

N. MANI, Medizinhistorisches Institut, University of Bonn
12 Oct.: `Galen and his Influence on Sixteenth-Century Medicine.'

J. LONGRIGG, Newcastle upon Tyne 19 Oct.: `Alexandrian Medical Science.'

H. KING, Newcastle upon Tyne
26 Oct.: `The Disease of Virginity: Hippocratic Gynaecology in the Sixteenth Century.'

R.P.J. JACKSON, Dept. of Prehistoric and Romano-British Antiquities, British Museum, London
2 Nov.: `Surgeons, Surgery and Instruments in the Roman Empire.'

S. WEST
9 Nov.: `Hippocrates and the Scythians.'

D. LANGSLOW
16 Nov.: `Medical Language: Ancient and Modern.'

V. HUTTON, Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine
23 Nov.: `From Galen to Galenism and After.'

F.R.W. ZIMMERMANN
30 Nov.: `Razi and the Triumph of Galenism in the World of Islam.'

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Topics in the social history of medicine

The following seminars will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesdays in the Seminar Room, 47 Banbury Road, at the Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine. All are welcome.

Convener: D.J. Wright, D.Phil.

B. HARRIS, Southampton
24 Oct.: `Responding to Adversity: Government-Charity Relations and the Relief of Unemployment in Interwar Britain.'

C. KRAMER, Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine
31 Oct.: `Courting Madness: Asylum Culture in Early Nineteenth-Century Germany.'

D. SMITH, Aberdeen
7 Nov.: `John Boyd Orr, the Rowett Research Institute and Minerals in Nutrition.'

T. BOON
14 Nov.: `Making the Health Education Film in 1930s Britain.'

L. MARKS, Imperial College, London
21 Nov.: `'A Cage of Ovulating Females': The Early Clinical Trials of the Pill.'

M. DUPREE, Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, Glasgow
28 Nov.: `Medical Practitioners in Nineteenth-Century Scotland.'

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MODERN HISTORY, ORIENTAL STUDIES

Seminar in medieval Jewish history and literature

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in Pembroke College.

Conveners: D. Frank (Ph.D. Harvard), Research Fellow of Wolfson College and Fellow of the Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, M.D. Goodman, MA, D.Phil., Reader in Jewish Studies, M. Rubin, MA, University Lecturer (CUF) in Medieval History, and A. Tanenbaum, Associate Scholar of the Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies.

DR J. OLSZOWY
23 Oct.: `Karaite marriage contracts of the tenth–twelfth centuries as a historical source.'

DR E. FROJMOVIC, Leeds
6 Nov.: `The "Old Country" remembered—a revival of the Spanish tradition in the earliest illustrated printed Haggadah.'

DR M. MINTY, McGill
20 Nov.: `The transformation of Judengasse to Christian Quarter in late medieval Germany.'

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ORIENTAL STUDIES

Jewish history and literature in the Graeco-Roman period

The following seminars will take place at 2.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in Wolfson College.

Convener: M.D. Goodman, MA, D.Phil., Reader in Jewish Studies.

DR J. MCLAREN, Australian Catholic University
24 Oct.: `Turbulent times? Measuring unrest in first-century Judaea.'

DR D. GERA, Ben Gurion University
31 Oct.: `History and literature: the Battle of Beth Zacharia.'

DR C. HEMPEL, Birmingham
7 Nov.: `The earthly Essene nucleus of IQSa.'

DR P. VAN BOXEL, Leo Baeck College
14 Nov.: `Weeping over Jerusalem: a reaction to the destruction of the Temple.'

PROFESSOR S. DAR, Bar-Ilan University
21 Nov.: `The Jewish settlements on Mt. Carmel in the Roman and Byzantine periods.'

DR D. FALK
28 Nov.: `From Wissenschaft des Judentums to the Dead Sea Scrolls: theories on the origins of Jewish liturgy reconsidered.'

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PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Theoretical Chemistry Group Seminars

The following seminars will be held on Mondays in the Seminar Room, the New Chemistry Building. With the exception of the 27 November seminar, which will be held at 10 a.m., they will take place at 5 p.m.

Convener: M.S. Child, MA, Professor of Chemical Dynamics.

DR M. WILSON, Max-Planck Institut, Stuttgart
9 Oct.: `Modelling interionic interactions—progress with ZrO2 and Al2O3.'

DR D.E. MANOLOPOUILOS
16 Oct.: `Chemical reaction dynamics and anion photoelectron spectroscopy.'

DR P.A. MADDEN
23 Oct.: `Structure and stability of charge stabilised colloids from first principles.'

DR S.L. PRICE, University College, London
30 Oct.: `The role of electrostatic interactions in determining the crystal structures of polar organic molecules.'

MR T. WESTON
6 Nov.: `Classical and quantum dynamics of coupled Morse oscillators.'

DR D.E. LOGAN
13 Nov.: `The Hubbard model: poles, holes, strings, and things.'

PROFESSOR M.J. GILLAN, Keele
20 Nov.: `ab initio simulation of complex liquids.'

DR E. POLLAK, Weizmann Institute
27 Nov.: `Theory of activated surface diffusion.'

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COMPUTING LABORATORY

Strachey Lecture

PROFESSOR DANA S. SCOTT, Carnegie Mellon University, will deliver the Strachey Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 3 October, in the Lecture Theatre, the Computing Laboratory, Wolfson Building, Parks Road.

The lecture is the first of a termly series of Distinguished Lectures named after Christopher Strachey, the University's first Professor of Computation.

Subject: `Twenty-five years of domain theory.'

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Additional lecture

PROFESSOR SCOTT will give an additional lecture at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, 3 October, in the Lecture Theatre, the Computing Laboratory.

Subject: `Experience in teaching mathematics with a computer.'

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NISSAN INSTITUTE OF JAPANESE STUDIES

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Lecture Theatre, the Nissan Institute.

DR M. REBICK
13 Oct.: `Do you have to go to Tokyo University to get a good job? Trends in the 1990s.'

MR MASAO MIYAMOTO, former official of the Ministry of Health and Welfare and author of The Straightjacket Society
20 Oct.: `Japanese bureaucracy and its problems.'

PROFESSOR HIROSHI ODA, London
27 Oct.: `Proposed changes to the Code of Civil Procedure concerning transnational litigation.'

DR D. CAMPBELL, Essex
3 Nov.: `The asset inflation in Japan in the late 1980s.'

DR F. GREY, Mikroelektronik Centret, Lyngby, Denmark
10 Nov.: `Japanese science: is there such a thing?'

PROFESSOR TETSUO TSUZAKI
17 Nov.: `Social work as a social institution: unpropounded or unfinished agenda? A Japan–UK comparison.'

MS HIROKO TOMIDA, Sheffield
24 Nov.: `The contribution of oral history to the evolution of Japanese women's historiography.'

DR J. BABB, Newcastle
1 Dec.: `The emergence of a postwar political history: critical junctures and trends.'

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INSTITUTE OF VIROLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY

The following seminars will be held at 4 p.m. on Fridays in the Institute Seminar Room.

DR J. HARWOOD, NERC Sea Mammal Research Unit, Cambridge
13 Oct.: `The role of disease and mass mortality in the dynamics of marine mammal populations.'

DR B. FINLAY, NERC Institute of Freshwater Ecology, Windermere
20 Oct.: `Microbial diversity and ecosystem function.'

PROFESSOR J. SPRENT, Dundee
27 Oct.: `Diversity in nitrogen fixing bacteria.'

DR R. TROUT, MAFF Central Science Laboratory, Worplesdon
3 Nov.: `Rabbit management: bashing, bugging, or biotechnology?'

DR B. HEYWOOD, British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge
10 Nov.: `Global change, Antarctica, and the BAS programme.'

DR N. KNOWLES, BBSRC Animal Virus Laboratory, Pirbright
17 Nov.: `Molecular epidemiology and evolution of foot-and-mouth disease virus.'

DR P. CANE, Warwick
24 Nov.: `Evolution and molecular epidemiology of human respiratory syncytial virus.'

DR M. THOMAS, Imperial College at Silwood Park, Ascot
1 Dec.: `Biological control of locusts and grasshoppers using pathogens.'

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GREEN COLLEGE

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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WOLFSON COLLEGE

Ronald Syme Lecture 1995

PROFESSOR T.D.C. BARNES, FRSC, Professor of Classics, University of Toronto, will deliver the fifth Ronald Syme Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 19 October, in the Hall, Wolfson College.

Subject: `Hagiography and Roman history.'

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FRIENDS OF THE BODLEIAN

GILLIAN AVERY will give a thirty-minute lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Monday, 16 October, in Convocation House, the Old Schools Quadrangle.

Subject: `But what did children really read? An informal survey from diaries and memoirs.'

The lecture will be followed by a private viewing, for Friends of the Bodleian, of the exhibition `Early children's books in the Bodleian Library'. Wine will be served in the Divinity School. Those wishing to attend are asked to inform the Membership Secretary, Friends of the Bodleian, Bodleian Library, Oxford OX1 3BG (tel.: Oxford (2)77234).

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