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FORD'S LECTURES IN BRITISH HISTORY 1995–6

Origins of the English State

JAMES CAMPBELL, FBA, FSA, Reader in Medieval History and Fellow of Worcester College, will deliver the Ford's Lectures for 1995–6 at 5 p.m. on the following Fridays in the Examination Schools.

19 Jan.: `The first nation state?'

26 Jan.: `Politics and participation.'

2 Feb.: `Shires, hundreds, and leets.'

9 Feb.: `Towns.'

16 Feb.: `The state and the economy.'

23 Feb.: `Conclusion.'

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CYRIL FOSTER LECTURE 1996

DR BOUTROS BOUTROS-GHALI, Secretary-General of the United Nations, will deliver the 1996 Cyril Foster Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 15 January, in the Sheldonian Theatre.

Subject: `The diplomatic role of the United Nations Secretary-General.'

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HENSLEY HENSON LECTURES 1995–6

Tradition and transformation—the virtue in tradition

DAVID BROWN, Van Mildert Professor of Divinity, University of Durham, will deliver the Hensley Henson Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following Wednesdays in the Examination Schools.

31 Jan.: `Tradition and revelation: Pentecost and Crib.'

7 Feb.: `From victim to saint: Isaac and Joseph.'

14 Feb.: `Apostle and penitent: Mary Magdalen.'

21 Feb.: `Seeing Christ differently: art as revelation.'

28 Feb.: `Slaying the dragon: pattern and particular.'

6 Mar.: `Transformation: Job renewed.'

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SIR BASIL ZAHAROFF LECTURE 1995--6

PROFESSOR N. SCHOR, Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures, University of Harvard, will deliver the Zaharoff Lecture for 1995--6 at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 15 February 1996, in the Taylor Institution.

Subject: `One hundred years of melancholy.'

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WINCHESTER LECTURE IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

DR ROBERT HUNTER, United States Ambassador to NATO, Brussels, will deliver the Winchester Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 29 January, in the Examination Schools.

This is the first of a series of annual visiting lecturerships held on the basis of a generous endowment by Bapsybanoo, Marchioness of Winchester (b. 1902, d. 1995), and will be in the field of International Relations.

Subject: `NATO and the former Yugoslavia.'

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CLINICAL MEDICINE

Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology

PROFESSOR P. FARNSWORTH, New Jersey, will lecture at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, 6 December, in the Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology.

Subject: `3-D structure of alpha crystallin: its functional implications.'

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

Women, text, and history 1500–1700

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Seminar Room, All Souls College.

Conveners: M.C. Stocker, MA, University Lecturer (CUF) in English, and E.J. Smith, BA, Fellow, All Souls College.

D. PURKISS, Reading
17 Jan.: `All-singing, all-dancing: the Weird Sisters, witchcraft, and display.'

K. CHEDGZOY, Warwick
31 Jan.: ` "Nothing to the Purpose": fetishism and female homoeroticism in the seventeenth century.'

R. SMITH
14 Feb.: ` "In a mirrour clere": Protestantism and politics in Anne Lok's sonnets.'

M. PELLING
28 Feb.: `Thoroughly resented? Older women and the caring role in seventeenth-century sources.'

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SOCIAL STUDIES

MR WILL HUTTON, Economics Editor of the Guardian, and Visiting Fellow, Nuffield College, will lead a discussion at 5.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 6 December, in the Seminar Room, Nuffield College.

Convener: A. Offer, MA, D.Phil., Reader in Recent Social and Economic History.

Subject: `Middle-class anxieties in Britain today.'

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ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE UNIT

Greening the kitchen: consumer energy-awareness—lights and appliances

A conference on this subject will be held on Thursday, 7 December, in St Hilda's College.

Further details may be obtained from Nick Blinco, Conference Organiser, Environmental Change Unit, 37A St Giles', Oxford OX1 3LD (fax: Oxford (2)80581).

11 a.m.: the policy framework
J. HOBSON, Environment and Energy Management Directorate: Introduction.

P. BERTOLDI, DG XVII, European Commission: `The European Commission's view and plans.'

P. CARVER, Director, Association of Manufacturers of Domestic Appliances: `Manufacturers' view.'

11.45 a.m.: DECADE findings
DR B. BOARDMAN: `Resumé of DECADE findings.'

M. HINNELLS: `Introduction to policy initiatives.'

V. STRANG: `Behavioural factors.'

2 p.m.: Case studies: policies in action
B. WAJER, Novem: `Education programmes: lighting retailers.' (To be confirmed)

D. SIMPSON, Scottish Hydro-Electric: `Labelling: cold and wet appliances.'

R. SCHMITZ, Federal Office of Energy, Switzerland: `Standards: voluntary targets.'

H. NILSSON and E. OFVERHOLM, NUTEK, Sweden: `Procurement.'

DR G. CHARLESWORTH, Energy Saving Trust: `Rebates: lights, chest freezers.'

3.40 p.m.: Panel and discussion
D. BROWN, Consumers Association: `Role of consumer groups.'

S. ROBERTS, Apple Computers: `Manufacturer.' (To be confirmed)

J. HOBSON, Director, Environment and Energy Management Directorate: `Government.'

Note: there will also be a speaker on Retailing in this discussion. Details are to be confirmed.

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ST ANNE'S COLLEGE

An evening of words and music

CHRISTOPHER LOGUE will read from his Selected Poems and from his account of the Iliad, and KATHARINE GOWERS (violin) and CHARLES OWEN (piano) will play music by Respighi and Falla, at 7.15 p.m. on Saturday, 13 January, in the Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's College.

Tickets, costing £30 each (including buffet supper), are available from the Development Office, St Anne's College (telephone and fax: Oxford (2)74852).

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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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