Lectures

Contents of this section:

Return to Contents Page of this issue


INAUGURAL LECTURES

King John II Professor of Portuguese Studies

PROFESSOR T.F. EARLE will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 6 May, in the Taylor Institution.

Subject: `The Comedy of the Foreigners: Renaissance Sicily through Portuguese eyes.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


Wykeham Professor of Ancient History

PROFESSOR R.C.T. PARKER will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 12 May in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Cleomenes on the Acropolis.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


Harold Vyvyan Harmsworth Professor of American History

PROFESSOR R.L. MIDDLEKAUFF will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 13 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Democracy in America before Tocqueville.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


Professor of the Romance Languages

PROFESSOR M.D. MAIDEN will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 20 May, in the Taylor Institution.

Subject: `Where's the Romance?'

Return to List of Contents of this section


Professor of Biological Anthropology

PROFESSOR R.H. WARD will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 23 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Golden Apples and a Golden Bough: future prospects for biological anthropology?'

Return to List of Contents of this section


MYRES MEMORIAL LECTURE

PROFESSOR J.N. COLDSTREAM, FBA, FSA, Professor of Classical Archaeology, University College, London, will deliver the Myres Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 5 May, in the Headley Lecture Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum.

Subject: `Light from Cyprus on the "Dark Age" of Greece?'

Return to List of Contents of this section


JAMES FORD SPECIAL LECTURE IN BRITISH HISTORY

PROFESSOR J. CANNON, CBE, will deliver a James Ford Special Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 16 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: ` "We have the power": the English Ascendancy 1707– 1801.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


CHERWELL–SIMON MEMORIAL LECTURE 1997

PROFESSOR BERTRAND HALPERIN, Professor of Physics, Harvard University, will deliver the Cherwell–Simon Memorial Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Friday, 9 May, in Lecture Theatre A, the Zoology/Psychology Building.
Subject: `Electrons, quantum mechanics, and strong magnetic fields.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


RADHAKRISHNAN MEMORIAL LECTURES 1996–7

The hero and his clay feet: a gendered view of the Ramayana

PROFESSOR NABANEETA DEV SEN will deliver the Radhakrishnan Memorial Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Examination Schools.

Mon. 12 May: `Two sixteenth-century women's Ramayana: reading Chandra in the light of Molla.'

Fri. 16 May: `Lady sings the blues: twentieth-century women singing the Rama tale in Bengali, Marathi, and Telugu.'

Thur. 22 May: `The hero and his clay feet: differing perceptions.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


TANNER LECTURES ON HUMAN VALUES 1997

Social capital in post-industrial societies

FRANCIS FUKUYAMA will deliver the Tanner Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Examination Schools.

Mon. 12 May: `The great disruption.'

Wed. 14 May: `Technology, hierarchy, and social capital.'

Thur. 15 May: `The origins of order.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


THOMAS HARRIOT LECTURE 1997

PROFESSOR J.D. NORTH, FBA, University of Gröningen, will deliver the 1997 Thomas Harriot Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 22 May, in the Champneys Room, Oriel College.

Subject: `Stars and atoms.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


INTERDISCIPLINARY LECTURE SERIES

History and Philosophy of Biology

Lectures

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Department of Physiology. The 20 May meeting will be chaired by Dr Paul Slack; the 3 June meeting by Dr Rom Harré.

Further details may be obtained from Dr T.J. Horder, Department of Human Anatomy (telephone: (2)72189).

PROFESSOR R. PORTER, Wellcome Institute, London
20 May: `Philosophies of science in pre- war Cambridge: evolving attitudes to science as defined through C.P. Snow's influence.'

DR A. HOPE, Lecturer in Medical Ethics, Oxford Medical School
3 June: `Dementia, identity, and advance directives: key philosophical issues exemplified in medical practice.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


Debate: `The public must understand science'—but how?

This round-table discussion on the aims, and the difficulties, involved in selling science to the public, with opportunities for questions from the audience, will be held at 5 p.m. on Monday, 26 May, in the University Museum. The panel will be Professor R. Dawkins, Professor S. Greenfield, and Professor C. Blakemore. The meeting will be chaired by Professor Sir Walter Bodmer.

Return to List of Contents of this section


ANTHROPOLOGY AND GEOGRAPHY

School of Geography: research seminars

The following research seminars will be given at 4.45 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Senior Common Room, the School of Geography. With the exception of the final seminar, two presentations will be given at each meeting.

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

J. GARI
6 May: `Biodiversity, communities, and globalisation.'

CHIH HOONG SIN
6 May: `Ethnic residential segregation in Singapore's public housing.'

J. HUNTER
13 May: `The construction of Germany's environmental policy shift: a case study of "Waldsterben".'

S. NAYLOR
13 May: `Researching the aetiology of asthma morbidity: considerations in the choice of an approach to study design.'

A. WILLICH
20 May: `Thomas the Tank Engine and the Fat Controller or Do I Still Have to Change at Didcot Parkway?'

M. KEYKHAH
20 May: `Global environmental change and the risk of insurance.'

E. CHYE
27 May: `Women and politics in Singapore: development of women's opportunities and future prospects.'

P. BENNETT
27 May: `Mutual risk: moral economy in environmental insurance.'

D. MORAN
3 June: `Survival strategies in marginal settlements during the post-Soviet transition.'

N. THOMAS
3 June: `Lady Mary Curzon, Vicereign of India: negotiating the boundaries of gender and empire.'

CHAO-JUNG CHIU
10 June: `Proposed methods of coastal management in Taiwan.'

D. POWER
10 June: `The alienation of the public in the City of London.'

L. BEINHART
17 June: `Writing and writers.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


CLINICAL MEDICINE

Nuffield Department of Surgery

Seminars

The following seminars will be given at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Seminar Room, the Nuffield Department of Surgery, Level 6, the John Radcliffe Hospital.

P. MOSS
6 May: `Soluble MHC tetramers for detection of antigen-specific T cells.'

P. REAY
13 May: `Filamentous phage and antibody libraries.'

C. PULLAR
20 May: `Cell signalling: techniques and applications in immunology.'

P. ROTHWELL
17 June: `Who benefits from carotid endarterectomy?'

Return to List of Contents of this section


`Evidence based' surgery on trial

The following meetings will be held at 5.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in Lecture Theatre 2, the Academic Block, the John Radcliffe Hospital.

Prosecuting: MARK THOMPSON-FAWCETT; defending: TIM COOK
27 May: Pouch formation after proctocolectomy for ulcerative colitis without covering ileostomy.

Prosecuting: BRUCE GEORGE; defending: NEIL BORLEY
3 June: Primary anastomosis after on- table washout after resection of obstructing sigmoid tumour.

Prosecuting: MARK WHITELEY; defending: JANE PHILLIPS-HUGHES
10 June: Thrombolysis for acute critical ischaemia.


Return to List of Contents of this section


Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology

The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Mondays in the Library, the Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology. Details of the 2 June seminar will be announced later.

Convener: J.J. Harding, MA status, University Research Lecturer.

C. DONNELLY, Edinburgh
19 May: `The Edinburgh case-control study of cataract.'

P. MAINI and E. GAFFNEY
9 June: `Mathematical modelling of epithelial corneal wound healing.'

P. URSELL
16 June: `The relationships between post-operative blood-aqueous barrier drainage and LOCS III cataract gradings following routine phakoemulsification surgery.'


Return to List of Contents of this section


LAW, SOCIAL STUDIES

The function of law in the international community

Seminars will be held on Tuesdays, as follows: the 29 April seminar will be held at 8.30 p.m. in the Habakkuk Room, Jesus College; subsequent seminars will be held at 5 p.m. in Room A, the Social Studies Faculty Centre.

For details of Professor Harold Koh's Waynflete Lectures, see under `Magdalen College' below.

Conveners: M.W. Janis, MA, Reader in Law, A.J. Hurrell, MA, M.Phil., D.Phil., University Lecturer in International Relations, and E.A. Roberts, MA, Montague Burton Professor of International Relations.

DR P. ALLOTT, Cambridge
29 Apr.: `The true function of law in the international community.' (Jointly with the International Law Association, British Branch)

H.C. KRUEGER, Secretary to the European Commission of Human Rights, Strasboug
6 May: `Why nations obey the European Human Rights Convention.'

PROFESSOR V. GOWLLAND-DEBBAS, Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva
27 May: `The role of the UN Security Council in the enforcement of international obligations.'

PROFESSOR R. LAPIDOTH, Hebrew University of Jerusalemn
3 June: `Autonomy as a means of self- determination.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

Mathematical Logic Seminar

The following seminars will take place at 4.30 p.m. on Fridays in the Mathematical Institute. Details of the 10 May and 20 June seminars will be published later.

Convener: A.J. Wilkie, MA, Professor of Mathematical Logic.

DR F. WAGNER
2 May: `Quasi-o-minimal structures.'

DR J. KRAJICEK, Prague
9 May: `Algebraic proof systems.'

PROFESSOR I. STEWART, Leicester
23 May: `Logics with zero-one laws and descriptive complexity theory.'

DR M. PREST, Manchester
30 May: `Ziegler spectra of algebras and rings.'

DR MAKOTO KIKUCHI, Kobe
6 June: `Model theoretic proofs of the incompleteness theorems.'

PROFESSOR N. CUTLAND, Hull
13 June: `Loeb measures in practice: recent advances.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


Oxford Centre for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

Nonlinear and geophysical fluid dynamics seminars

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Mondays in the Seminar Room, Dartington House. The series is organised by Dr Mat Collins (telephone: (2)72086), and Ms Isla Gilmour (telephone: (2)70520).

Conveners: I.M. Moroz, MA, University Lecturer (CUF) in Mathematics, and P.L. Read, MA, University Lecturer in Physics.

DR W. FREUH, Edinburgh
12 May: `Vortices in a rotating shear layer.'

DR M. HARRISON, Meteorological Office
19 May: `Diagnosis and verification of medium-range ensembles.'

A. STEPHEN, AOPP
2 June: `Low dimensional models of baroclinic waves.'

DR M. ALLEN, AOPP and RAL
16 June: `A statistical approach to fault diagnosis in climate models.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

French literature from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Old Bursary, Trinity College.

Conveners: J. Mallinson, S. Pierse, A. Charlton.

W. PERKINS, Birmingham
1 May: `Women in politics in early modern France: Madame de Longueville.'

R. PENSOM
15 May: `Le mystère du Misanthrope.'

U. LANGER, Wisconsin
29 May: `Narrative and justice: the Renaissance novella.'

J. MALLINSON
12 June: `Many happy returns: Tartuffe from Molière to Beaumarchais, and back?'

Return to List of Contents of this section


MODERN HISTORY

Lectures on the Nazi dictatorship

PROFESSOR HANS MOMMSEN, Professor of Modern European History, Ruhr-University, Bochum, will deliver the following lectures at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Examination Schools.

Tue. 13 May: `The failure of the Weimar Republic and Hitler's seizure of power.'

Tue. 20 May: `Hitler as a ruler: the National Socialist system of government.'

Thur. 22 May: `The German resistance: was there an alternative to Hitler?'

Return to List of Contents of this section


MODERN HISTORY, SOCIAL STUDIES

Economic History Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the European Studies Centre, St Antony's College.

Conveners: J.S. Foreman-Peck, MA, University Lecturer in Economic History, C.H. Feinstein, MA, Chichele Professor of Economic History, T. Leunig, MA, D.Phil., Nuffield College Prize Research Fellow, and A. Offer, MA, D.Phil., Reader in Recent Social and Economic History.

JOSE MORILLA CRITZ, Alcala
6 May: `The broadening of Mediterranean agriculture as a factor in its crisis, 1850–1950.'

G. CAMERON
13 May: `Economic convergence between US and Japanese manufacturing since the mid-1950s.'

L. NEAL, Illinois–Urbana
20 May: `John Law's speculative attack on the South Sea Bubble: international capital movements in the first emerging markets.'

K. HARLEY, Western Ontario
27 May: `Cotton textile exports: prices, profits, and welfare.'

M. THOMAS, Virginia
3 June: `How the US labour market worked one hundred years ago.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


ORIENTAL STUDIES

Topics in Ancient Near Eastern Studies and Egyptology

The following seminars will be held at 3 p.m. on Tuesdays in Lecture Room 1, the Oriental Institute.

Conveners: J.R. Baines, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Egyptology, J.A. Black, B.Phil., MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in Akkadian, and S. Dalley, MA, Senior Research Fellow, Somerville College.

N. VELDHUIS, Groningen and the Warburg Institute
20 May: `Reading the signs: Old Babylonian scholarship.'

C. KIRBY
27 May: `Strategy and priorities in the survey of Kom el-Hisn in Egypt's western Delta.'

J.A. HACKETT, Harvard
3 June: `Characterising Phoenician and Punic goddesses.'

J. LOVELL
10 June: `The last prehistoric villages in Jordan.'

C. GALLORINI, University College, London
17 June: `A reconstruction of Petrie's excavations at Kahun.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Materials Modelling Laboratory Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 1.15 p.m. on Fridays in Lecture Room 7, the Engineering and Technology Building.

Conveners: D.G. Pettifor, MA, Isaac Wolfson Professor of Metallurgy, and A.P. Sutton, MA, M.Sc., University Lecturer in Materials Science.

DR A.P. ROBERTS
2 May: `Modelling the mechanical and transport properties of random microstructures.'

PROFESSOR H.M. FLOWER, Imperial College
9 May: `Modelling liquid metal infiltration of fibre preforms.'

PROFESSOR L.L. HENCH, Imperial College
16 May: `A quantum mechanical theory of brittle fracture.'

PROFESSOR D.J. SROLOVITZ, Michigan
30 May: `CVD diamond growth: bridging the atomic and microstructural scales.'

PROFESSOR J.E. INGLESFIELD, Cardiff
6 June: `Modelling electron energy loss experiments in NiO.'

DR C. VINEY
13 June: `Modelling of chimeric liquid crystalline polymers.' (Interdepartmental polymer seminar)

Discussion meeting (in association with OCIAM)
20 June: `Dislocations and metal plasticity.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


Oxford Physics Colloquia

The following lectures will be given at 4.15 p.m. on Fridays in the Lindemann Lecture Theatre, the Clarendon Laboratory.

For details of the Cherwell–Simon Memorial Lecture (9 May), see above.

Conveners: R.J. Nicholas, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Physics, and G.G. Ross, MA, D.Phil., FRS, Professor of Theoretical Physics.

PROFESSOR N. GISIN
16 May: `Quantum cryptography below Lake Geneva.'

PROFESSOR W. SIBBETT, St Andrews
30 May: `Femtosecond lasers: from X-rays to T-rays.'

DR C.D. RODGERS
6 June: `Volcanos and ozone.'

DR J. SANDERS
13 June: `The Clarendon Laboratory archive and other amusements.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


Interdepartmental polymer seminars

The following seminars will be given as shown.

Convener: C.P. Buckley, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in Engineering Science.

DR C. IMRIE, Aberdeen, will give a seminar at 2.15 p.m. on Thursday, 8 May, in the Hume Rothery Lecture Theatre, the Department of Materials.

Subject: `Supramolecular liquid crystals.'

DR R. WHITELEY, Raychem (UK), will give a seminar at 4.15 p.m. on Tuesday, 27 May, in Lecture Room 3, Thom Building (sixth floor), Department of Engineering Science.

Subject: `Flame retardants in polymers and the measurement of fire hazard parameters.'

DR C. VINEY will lecture at 1.15 p.m. on Friday, 13 June, in Lecture Room 7, the Engineering and Technology Building (Department of Materials).

Subject: `Modelling of chimeric liquid crystalline polymers.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


Astrophysics colloquia

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

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

DR J. BELL, Jodrell Bank
13 May: `Tests of relativistic gravity using millisecond pulsars.'

DR K. FREEMAN, Mount Stromlo Observatory
20 May: `Kinematics of planetary nebulae in elliptical galaxies and the Virgo Cluster.'

DR E. SZUSZKIEWICZ, Leicester, and PROFESSOR J.C. MILLER, Trieste
27 May: `Non-stationary behaviour of accretion flows on to black holes.'

DR P.A. JAMES, Liverpool John Moores University
3 June: `Searches for red haloes around disk galaxies.'

DR P. PODSIADLOWSKI
10 June: `Supernova 1987a: ten years later—a mystery solved.'

PROFESSOR R.C. HENRY, Johns Hopkins
17 June: `The cosmological deuterium-to- hydrogen ratio.'

DR A.P. MARSTON, Drake University
8 July: `Circumstellar matter and the evolution of massive stars.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory: solid state seminars

The following talks on the chemistry, structure, and properties of solids will be given at 11.45 a.m. on Tuesdays in the Abbot's Kitchen, the Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory.

Convener: Dr A.M. Chippindale, New College.

DR T.P. BRAUN, Max Planck Institute, Stuttgart
6 May: `The cluster theory of thorium.'

Y. DOU, ICL
13 May: `The electronic and surface properties of CdO and Cd2SnO4 and how they are affected by n-type doping: EELS and photoemission studies.'

DR J.A. HRILJAC, Birmingham
20 May: `XRD studies of zeolite inclusion complexes.'

DR M.C. GROSSEL, Southampton
27 May: `Supramolecular control of molecular electronic behaviour.'

DR V. CHRISTOU, ICL
3 June: `Organometallic phosphors in thin film displays.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

DR LEON. E. ROSENBERG, Senior Vice-President, Scientific Affairs, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, will lecture at 4 p.m. on Monday, 19 May, in the Lecture Theatre, the Department of Pharmacology.

Subject: `Evolving nature of pharmaceutical industry research: impact on collaborations with academia.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


SOCIAL STUDIES

The Chinese Economy

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in Room 207, the Institute for Chinese Studies.

Conveners: J.B. Knight, MA, Professor of Economics, C.Z. Lin, MA, D.Phil., Shaw Lecturer in the Economy of China, and Zhao Renwei (BA Beijing), Visiting Fellow, All Souls College.

DR R. ASH, SOAS
6 May: `The grain problem in China.'

DR A. HUSSAIN, LSE
13 May: `Patterns of provincial growth in China.'

PROFESSOR ZHAO RENWEI, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing
20 May: `The evolution of economic thought among Chinese economists during the reform period.'

PROFESSOR A. MADDISON
27 May: `Chinese economic performance: first century to early nineteenth century.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE UNIT

The following seminars will be given at 2.15 p.m. on Mondays in the Main Lecture Theatre, the School of Geography.

PROFESSOR D. ANDERSON, Imperial College
5 May: `Innovation and environmental policy.'

PROFESSOR T. HARRIS, West Virginia
12 May: to be announced.

Return to List of Contents of this section


OXFORD CENTRE FOR HEBREW AND JEWISH STUDIES

Lectures

The following lectures will be given at 8.15 p.m. on the days shown in the Common Room, Yarnton Manor. With the exception of the lecture to be held on Monday, 9 June, they will take place on Wednesdays.

PROFESSOR Y. KAPLAN, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
7 May: `The self-definition of the Sephardi Jews of Western Europe in the early modern period.'

PROFESSOR H. MOMMSEN, Rhein-Universität, Bochum
14 May: `Modernisation, armaments, and compulsory labour in Nazi Germany: the case of the Volkswagen factory.'

PROFESSOR H. TIROSH-SAMUELSON, Indiana
21 May: `Eudaimonia as hermeneutics: Maimonides' conception of happiness.'
28 May: `Human felicity and the pursuit of holiness: between philosophy and Kabbalah.'

J. COHEN, Liverpool
4 June: `Restitution and reconciliation in Jewish law and international law.'

PROFESSOR R. LAPIDOTH, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
9 June: `Jerusalem: some legal aspects.'

DR S. KRAJEWSKI, Warsaw
18 June: `Catholic–Jewish dialogue in postwar Poland.' (Jointly sponsored by the Centre and the Institute for Polish–Jewish Studies)

Return to List of Contents of this section


Jacobs Lectures in Rabbinic Thought 1997

The pursuit of happiness in pre-modern Judaism: between philosophy and Kabbalah

PROFESSOR HAVA TIROSH-SAMUELSON, Indiana University, will deliver the Jacobs Lectures in Rabbinic Thought as follows: lectures will be given at 8.30 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Hebrew Centre, Yarnton Manor; seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Committee Room, Wolfson College.

Lectures

21 May: `Eudaimonia as hermeneutics: Maimonides' conception of happiness.'

28 May: `Human felicity and the pursuit of holiness: between philosophy and Kabbalah.'

Seminars

22 May: `The Maimonidean enigma: ambiguity and interpretation.'

29 May: `Human perfection: the interplay of the intellect and the will in post-Maimonidean Jewish philosophy.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


MUSEUM OF THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE

Collection and Comparison in the Sciences

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Museum of the History of Science.

A study visit to the exhibition `In Visible Light: Photography and Classification in Art, Science, and the Everyday' (Museum of Modern Art, Oxford), will be arranged for a date to be announced.

DR M.T. BRAVO, Manchester
30 Apr.: `The problem of precision in scientific travel: Rennell's enlightened Oriental geography.'

DR S.D. RENZI, Cambrige
7 May: `Collectors and conjectures: identifying nature in the seventeenth century.'

DR N. SCHLANGER
14 May: `The natural history of implements: tools and the idea of time in Victorian anthropology.'

DR B.P. DOLAN, Wellcome Institute, London
21 May: `Analysing antiquity in the laboratory: collections, classifications, and chemistry.'

DR K. ARNOLD, Wellcome Institute, London
28 May: `From wonderful collections to cabinets of taxonomy: English museums, 1650--1750.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

Orientalism revisited

ABDUL-NABI ISSTAIF, Professor of Comparative Literature and Criticism, University of Damascus, and Visiting Fellow of the Centre, will deliver the following lectures, concerning the work of Edward Said, at 11 a.m. on Thursdays in the Centre.

15 May: `Said's phenomenon.'

22 May: `Said's reception in the Arab world.'

29 May: `Said's legacy.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


MAISON FRANÇAISE

Lectures

Except where otherwise indicated, the following lectures will be given at 5.15 p.m. on the days shown in the Maison Française.

For details of this term's film-showings and other events at the Maison, see `Notices' above.

R. REMOND, Président de la Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques, Paris
Thur. 8 May: `La situation politique en France aujourd'hui.'

D. LARGUECHE, Tunis
Fri. 9 May, 5 p.m., Middle East Centre, St Antony's: `Femmes, marginalité, et exclusion dans la Tunisie ottomane (18e--19e siècles).'

A. PROCHIANTZ, CNRS
Wed. 21 May: `Des gènes de développement pour toute la vie.'

P. SCHNEIDER, art historian and critic
Tue. 27 May, 4.30 p.m., Ashmolean: `La réception des oeuvres: Manet.'
Wed. 28 May, 5.15 p.m., Maison Française: `Peinture et déluge.'

F. GEORGEON, Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales et EHESS
Fri. 30 May, 5 p.m., Middle East Centre, St Antony's: `Les buveurs d'Istanbul: la consommation de boissons alcoolisées de l'Empire ottoman à la République de Turquie.'

PROFESSOR G. LABICA, Paris X–Nanterre
Thur. 5 June: `Robespierre et l'invention de la démocratie.'


Research meetings

The following meetings will be held on the days shown in the Maison Française.

Sat. 10/Sun. 11 May: Franco-British colloquium on ancient philosophy: `Aristotle's Eudemian Ethics, on voluntariness' (various speakers).

Fri. 23 May: `Corps-esprit-machine' (Franco- British colloquium, various speakers).

Thur. 26 June/Fri. 27 June: Franco-British seminar on electoral behaviour (various speakers).


Study-day: The historic town at the end of the twentieth century: a European perspective

This meeting, organised in association with the School of Architecture, Oxford Brookes University, and the EU Erasmus Programme, with various speakers, will be held on Saturday, 14 June, 10 a.m.–4.30 p.m., in the Maison Française.

Return to List of Contents of this section


SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT STUDIES

Finance Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 12.30 p.m. on Mondays in the Seminar Room, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

Convener: A.P. Ljungqvist, MA, University Lecturer in Finance (telephone: (2)76343, e-mail: econapl@ermine).

P.S. SUDARSANAM, City University
5 May: `What do top investment bankers bring to the takeover party? Do they earn their fees?''

O. YOSHA, Tel Aviv
12 May: `International risk sharing and European monetary unification.'

C. LENNOX
19 May: `Do companies use auditor switching to obtain more favourable audit reports?'

F. CORNELLI, London Business School
26 May: `Revenue efficiency of bankruptcy procedures.'

J. CORBETT
2 June: `Japan's banking crisis in international comparison.'

W. PERRAUDIN, Birkbeck College, London
9 June: `Real options and pre-emption in a continuous time pricing model.'

A. HUGHES, Cambridge
16 June: `Corporate governance and management board dismissals.'


Marketing research seminar

PROFESSOR S. BEATTY, University of Alabama, will give a seminar at 11.30 a.m. on Friday, 6 June, in the Seminar Room, the Radcliffe Infirmary (second floor). Those wishing to reserve a place should fax or e-mail Dr Richard Elliott (fax: Oxford (2)74899, e-mail: richard_h_elliott@msn.com).

Subject: `Customer motivations to engage in relationships with retailers and service providers.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


ALL SOULS COLLEGE

Chichele Lectures 1997

The Chichele Lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on the following Fridays in the Old Library, All Souls College.

DR D. PERLER
9 May: `John Norris.'

S. MANDELBROTE
23 May: `All Souls from the Civil War to the Restoration.'

DR J. BENNETT
30 May: `Wren.'

DR J. CLARKE
6 June: `Warden Niblett.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


HARRIS MANCHESTER COLLEGE

Idreos Lectures in Science and Religion 1997

DR ARTHUR PEACOCKE, Director, the Ian Ramsey Centre, will deliver the Idreos Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following days in Harris Manchester College.

Wed. 7 May: `Welcoming the "disguised friend"---Darwinism and divinity.'

Thur. 8 May: `The quest for Christian credibility.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


LADY MARGARET HALL

SUZELLE SMITH and DON HOWARTH, Senior Partners in Los Angeles law firm Howarth & Smith, will give a seminar at 5.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 14 May, in the Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret Hall. Simon Jenkins will introduce the subsequent discussion. Those wishing to attend should contact Ruth Martin, Lady Margaret Hall (telephone: (2)74302, e-mail: ruth.martin@lmh.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `Media and the law.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


MAGDALEN COLLEGE

Waynflete Lectures 1997

Reflections on European History

PROFESSOR N. DAVIES, Professor Emeritus, University of London, will deliver the Waynflete Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following Wednesdays in the Examination Schools. Admission is free.

7 May: `Europe: a history—the author's critique of "a total history of Europe in all periods" .'

14 May: `Western civilisation versus European history.'

21 May: `The Great Schism: British versus Continental history.'


Why nations obey international law

PROFESSOR H.H. KOH, Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law and Director, Orville Schell Center for International Human Rights, Yale Law School, will deliver the Waynflete Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following dates in the Examination Schools. Admisssion is free.

8 May: `Why nations obey? Foundations.'

13 May: `Why nations obey? Theories.'

15 May: `Why nations obey? Transnational legal process.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Richard Storry Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR CHUSHICHI TSUZUKI, International University of Tokyo, will deliver the Richard Storry Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 15 May, in the New Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Subject: `A benign future for Japan? Historical reflections.'


Middle East Centre

Hamid Enayat Lecture

DR I. AFSHAR will deliver the fourteenth Hamid Enayat Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 8 May, in the New Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Subject: `Culture and translation in nineteenth-century Iran.'


SOMERVILLE COLLEGE

James Bryce Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR ANTHONY CLARE will deliver the James Bryce Memorial Lecture at 5 pm on Tuesday, 6 May, in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

Subject: `Psychotherapy: a secular religion?'

Return to List of Contents of this section


UNIVERSITY COLLEGE

H.L.A. Hart Memorial Lecture 1997

PROFESSOR A. DUFF will deliver the H.L.A. Hart Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 22 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Law, language, and community: preconditions of criminal responsibility.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


OXFORD SIGNALLING GROUP

The following lectures will be given at the meeting to be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 28 May, in the Department of Pharmacology.

J. MATTHEWS, Cardiff: `SHP-1 deficient T cells are hyperproliferative: why?'

J. FRAMPTON, Institute of Molecular Medicine: `The role of myb in haemotopoietic commitment and development.'

Return to List of Contents of this section