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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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BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Department of Biochemistry

Public Symposium in honour of Professor George Radda

SIR REX RICHARDS and PROFESSOR BRITTON CHANCE will be the guest speakers at a public symposium to be held at 2.30 p.m. on Friday, 7 June, in the Main Lecture Theatre, the Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, in celebration of the sixtieth birthday of Professor George Radda.

Subject: `From molecules to medicine by NMR.'

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CLINICAL MEDICINE

Oxford Immunology Group

PROFESSOR T. HÜNIG, Institut für Virologie und Immunologie, Würzburg, will lecture at 6 p.m. on Monday, 3 June, in Lecture Theatre 1, the Academic Block, the John Radcliffe Hospital. The meeting will be chaired by Professor Andrew McMichael.

Subject: `CD28 mediated T cell activation without T cell receptor engagement in vitro and in vivo.'

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LITERAE HUMANIORES

Gareth Evans Memorial Lecture 1996

PROFESSOR C. TAYLOR, McGill, will deliver the Gareth Evans Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 4 June, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building. The subject of the lecture will be announced later.

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PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Astrophysics Colloquia

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

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

DR E. KUULKERS, ESTEC
Mon. 3 June: `How are TOADs and superliminal sources related to SXTs?'

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

DR R. MARDLING, Monash
Tue. 11 June: `Chaotic orbital evolution in binaries.'

DR S.E. RIDGWAY
Tue. 18 June: `Host properties of z ~ 1 3C sources.'

DR D. O'DONOGHUE, Cape Town
Thur. 27 June: `A new class of pulsating stars.'

DR P. PODSIADLOWSKI
Mon. 8 July: `Galactic gamma-ray burst models.'

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Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Planetary Physics: seminar

DR K. BAINES, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California, will give a seminar at 2.15 p.m. on Friday, 7 June, in the Dobson Room, the Atmospheric Physics Laboratory.

Subject: `Asteroids/cometary impacts, the demise of the dinosaurs, and the ultimate rise (and fall?) of mankind ...'

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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 Consultancy Service, Tavistock Clinic, London: `Do organisations have minds?'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

In association with the Centre for Indian Studies, St Antony's College

PROFESSOR B. METCALF, University of California, Davis, will give a seminar at 10.30 a.m. on Friday, 31 May, in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies.

Subject: `Islam in south Asia: recent research in North America.'

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MANSFIELD COLLEGE

Oxford Centre for Environment, Ethics, and Society

PROFESSOR B. KLUG, St Xavier University, Chicago, will give a seminar at 5.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 5 June, in the Tower Room, Mansfield College.

Further details may be obtained from Ms Nina Booth-Clibborn (telephone: (2)70886, e-mail: ocees@mansf.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `When are we human? (How should we treat animals?).'

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

George Antonius Lecture

PROFESSOR L. ABU-LUGHOD, New York University, will deliver the twenty-first George Antonius Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 13 June, in the New Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College. Subject: `Melodramas of nationhood: Egyptian television and the projects of modernity.'

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Asian Studies Centre

Democratisation in Taiwan: implications for China

This workshop will be held on Friday, 7 June, and Saturday, 8 June, in the venues given below. Registration takes place at 9.30 a.m. on 7 June.

Friday, 7 June: in the Fellows' Dining Room, St Antony's College (Chair: Dr Rosemary Foot)

HUNG-MAO TIEN, INPR, and TUN-JEN CHENG, INPR and College of William and Mary 10 a.m.: `Crafting democratic institutions.'

DR S. TSANG
11.30 a.m.: `From Leninist-style party-state to democracy: the relevance of the Taiwan experience for political reforms in the PRC.'

In the New Lecture Theatre (Nissan Institute), St Antony's College (Chair: (1) Professor Hung-mao Tien; (2) Professor Arthur Stockwin)

TEH-FU HUANG, INPR/National Cheng-chi
2.15 p.m.: `The evolving party system and democratic consolidation in Taiwan: some observations on recent developments.'

J. DOMES, Saarlandes
3.30 p.m.: `From authoritarian to democratic politics: lessons of electoral and party reforms in Taiwan for the PRC.'

YUN-HAN CHU, INPR/National Taiwan
5 p.m.: `External actors and Taiwan's democratisation: US, Japan, and the PRC' (combined with Nissan Institute seminar).

Saturday, 8 June: in the Fellows' Dining Room, St Antony's College (Chair: (1) Professor Yun-han Chu; (2) Dr Steve Tsang)

I-CHOU LIU, INPR/National Cheng-chi University
9.15 a.m.: `Development of the opposition: the DPP and New Party.'

F. MENGIN
10 a.m.: `State and identity.'

CHYUAN-JENG SHIAU, INPR and National Taiwan University
11.45 a.m.: `Civil society in Taiwan's democratisation.'

C. HUGHES, Durham
2 p.m.: `Democratisation and Beijing's Taiwan policy.'

L. WHITEHEAD
3.15 p.m.: `Sum up: putting matters in a comparative framework.'

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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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