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CARLYLE LECTURES 1996

Some aspects of political philosophy in the fourteenth century

PROFESSOR J. QUILLET, formerly of the University of Paris XII, will deliver the Carlyle Lectures at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Examination Schools.

15 Oct.: `Introduction—temporal power and spiritual power: their relationships.'

22 Oct.: `Aspects of the political thought of St Paul. Political Augustinism and its repercussions in the fourteenth century.'

29 Oct.: `The theological–political problem.'

5 Nov.: `The Monarchy of Dante.'

12 Nov.: ` (a) Sovereignty and citizenship in the political thought of Marsilius of Padua; (b) Marsilius of Padua and the Gospel.'

19 Nov.: `Political thought during the reign of King Charles V of France and beyond: (a) the Book of Politics of Nicole Oresme; (b) the Dream of Vergier; (c) wisdom and power according to Christine de Pisan.'

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BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics

The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Fridays in Lecture Theatre 1, the Department of Biochemistry.

Convener: L.N. Johnson, MA, David Phillips Professor of Molecular Biophysics.

DR D.B. WIGLEY
18 Oct.: `Structure of a DNA helicase.'

DR R.L. WILLIAMS, Cambridge
1 Nov.: `Catalysis on the membrane surface—a structural view of phosphoinositide- specific phospholipase C signalling.'

DR C. ROBINSON
8 Nov.: `Probing protein structure with mass spectrometry.'

DR K. WATSON and M. O'REILLY
15 Nov.: `E. coli maltodextrin phosphorylase: a sweet story.'

DR B. SUTTON, King's College, London
22 Nov.: `The structure of a rheumatoid factor complexed with its autoantigen IgG Fc.'

DR C. SANDER, EMBL-EBI, Cambridge
29 Nov.: `From genome sequence to protein function.'

DR K. DRICKAMER
6 Dec.: `Common features of diverse carbohydrate-recognition systems.'

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Department of Biochemistry

PROFESSOR W. NEUPERT, University of Munich, recipient of the Feldberg Foundation Prize 1996, will lecture at 4 p.m. on Friday, 11 October, in the Large Lecture Theatre, the Department of Biochemistry.

Subject: `Biogenesis of mitochondria: transport and folding of proteins.'

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CLINICAL MEDICINE

Oxford Clinical Neurosciences Lectures

These lectures will be held on Fridays, as follows: the lecture on 11 October (Oppenheimer Memorial Lecture), at 12 noon in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary; other lectures at 11.30 a.m. in the New Lecture Theatre, ASC Building, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

Convener: J. Newsom-Davis, DM, Action Research Professor of Clinical Neurology.

SIR ROGER BANNISTER
11 Oct.: `Disorders of the autonomic nervous system—the tip of an iceberg.' (Fifth David Oppenheimer Memorial Lecture)

PROFESSOR S. SHORVON, Institute of Neurology, London
18 Oct.: `Aspects of epilepsy.'

PROFESSOR M. HARRISON, Middlesex Hospital, London
1 Nov.: `Neurological complications of HIV infection.'

DR R. WILL, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh
20 Dec.: `Creutzfeld-Jakob disease: recent developments.'

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Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology

These lectures will be held at the times shown on Mondays, as follows: the lecture on 7 October will be given in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary; all other lectures will be given in the Lecture Theatre, the Oxford Eye Hospital.

An Ocular Motility Clinic will be held at 2 p.m. on 7 October. Consultation Clinics will be held at 2 p.m. on 4 November and 2 December. A Medical Audit will be held at 5 p.m. on 11 November.

Convener: A.J. Bron, MA, Head of Department, Clinical Professor, and Margaret Ogilvie's Reader in Ophthalmology.

7 October

MR A. CHANDNA, Alderhay Hospital, Liverpool
5.30 p.m.: `Making sense of strabismus.'

14 October

MISS C. MOORMAN
2.30 p.m.: Launch of revised doctors' handbook.

MR J. ELSTON
3.15 p.m.: `Neuro-ophthalmology.'

DR P. FRITH
4.15 p.m.: `Medical ophthalmology.'

MR N. SARKIES, Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge
5.30 p.m.: `Pituitary tumours and the ophthalmologist.'

21 October

MR J. ELSTON, DR B. MCDONALD, and DR P. ANSLOW
2.30 p.m.: `Neuro-ophthalmology, neuro- pathology, and neuro-radiology.'

MR W. AMOAKU, Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham
5.30 p.m.: `Radiation retinopathy.'

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28 October

Oxford Eye Hospital orthoptist
2.30 p.m.: Orthoptics lecture.

MR J. ELSTON
3.30 p.m.: `Neuro-ophthalmology.'

MR C.K. PATEL
4.15 p.m.: Journal Club review.

MISS M.W. HOPE ROSS, Birmingham Eye Hospital
5.30 p.m.: `Indocyanine green angiography.'

4 November

MR P. DORAN, Leeds General Infirmary
5.30 p.m.: `Paediatric ophthalmology.'

11 November

MR J. TALKS
2.30 p.m.: F.R.C.Ophth. teaching session.

MR J. ELSTON
3.30 p.m.: `Neuro-ophthalmology.'

MR HUNG CHENG
4.15 p.m.: `The treatment of diabetic retinopathy: some practical details.'

18 November

MISS C. MOORMAN
2.30 p.m.: Journal Club review.

MR J. ELSTON
3.30 p.m.: `Neuro-ophthalmology.'

MR HUNG CHENG
4.15 p.m.: `The results of the National Audit on the Treatment of Diabetic Retinopathy.'

MR B.A. NOBLE, General Infirmary, Leeds
5.30 p.m.: `Anterior segment reconstruction.'

25 November

MR SOMDUTT PRASAD
2.30 p.m.: a case report.

MR. J. ELSTON
3.30 p.m.: `Neuro-ophthalmology.'

DR P. FRITH
4.15 p.m.: `Medical ophthalmology.'

PROFESSOR C. KIRKNESS, Tennent Institute of Ophthalmology, Glasgow
5.30 p.m.: `Acanthamoeba keratitis.'

2 December

MR J. DART, Moorfields Eye Hospital, London
5.30 p.m.: `The inside story: bacterial biofilm, case contamination, and contact lens related keratitis.'

9 December

DR D. O'DUFFY
2.30 p.m.: Journal Club review.

MR J. ELSTON
3.30 p.m.: `Neuro-ophthalmology.'

MR J. SALMON
4.15 p.m.: `Neovascular glaucoma.'

MR S.A. VERNON, University Hospital, Nottingham
5.30 p.m.: `Microtrabeculectomy.'

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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.

DR J. HOLMES, North Devon District Hospital
15 Oct.: `Psychotherapy and memory.'

PROFESSOR D. GRAHAME-SMITH
29 Oct.: `Synaptic homeostasis in depression and its treatment.'

PROFESSOR J.F.W. DEAKIN, University of Manchester
12 Nov.: `Genetic, developmental, and acquired components of schizophrenia.'

DAME FIONA CALDICOTT
26 Nov.: `The responsibilities of the consultant psychiatrist.'

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Nuffield Department of Surgery

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

Convener: P.J. Morris, MA, Nuffield Professor of Surgery.

R. LECHLER, Hammersmith Hospital, London
15 Oct.: `The endogenous pathway of MHC class II antigen presentation.'

N. JONES
29 Oct.: `Adult tolerance induction in T cell receptor transgenic mice.'

F. POWRIE
5 Nov.: `Cytokines in inflammatory bowel disease.'

M. WHITELEY
12 Nov.: `Assessing the aorto-iliac segment.'

G. AHRENDT, Johns Hopkins Medical School
19 Nov.: `Colon anastomotic healing is impaired by sepsis.'

A. FOX
26 Nov.: `Current update of endovascular techniques for aneurysmal and occlusive vascular disease.'

J. PERKINS
3 Dec.: `Carotid stenosis and deep breathing.'

N. YOUNG
10 Dec.: `Killer cell inhibitory receptors.'

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MODERN HISTORY

Commonwealth History Graduate Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Modern History Faculty Building.

PROFESSOR D. BIRMINGHAM, Kent
18 Oct.: `Latin Africa in postcolonial perspective.'

DR S. WEST, Birmingham
25 Oct.: `Identity and alterity: representing "race" in Victorian art.'

PROFESSOR C. BOLT, Kent
1 Nov.: `Women, race, and empire.'

DR P. RIVIÈRE
8 Nov.: `Sir Robert Schomburgk and the carving out of British Guiana.'

DR G. HEUMANN, Warwick
15 Nov.: `Women and resistance in the post-emancipation Caribbean.'

DR R. DRAYTON
22 Nov.: `The American empire and the origins of (British) Caribbean nationalism, 1880–1930.'

DR J. GILMORE, Centre for British and Comparative Cultural Studies
29 Nov.: ` "Without any difference or distinctions of persons"? The Anglican Church and slavery in Barbados.'

DR J.A. BENNETT
6 Dec.: `Brass and glass: tools of Empire from British instrument workshops of the nineteenth century.' (Includes visit to Museum of the History of Science)

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MODERN HISTORY, SOCIAL STUDIES

Democracy and International Security

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Old Library, All Souls College.

Conveners: R.J. O'Neill, MA, D.Phil., Chichele Professor of the History of War; E.A. Roberts, MA, Montague Burton Professor of International Relations, and A.J. Hurrell, MA, M.Phil., D.Phil., University Lecturer in International Relations.

PROFESSOR J. SNYDER, Columbia University, New York
18 Oct.: `Democratisation and nationalism.'

DR H. SUGANAMI, Keele
25 Oct.: `Democratic peace: history of an idea.'

F. VENDRELL, Director, East Asia and Pacific Division, Department of Political Affairs, UN, New York
1 Nov.: `The UN, elections, and the ending of civil wars.'

PROFESSOR N. MACFARLANE
8 Nov.: `Democratisation, state formation, and regional security in the Caucasus.'

PROFESSOR J. CRAWFORD, Cambridge
15 Nov.: `International law and democratisation.'

PROFESSOR A. STEPAN
22 Nov.: `Democratisation and state formation: the role of international institutions.'

DR J. GOW, King's College, London
29 Nov.: `Former Yugoslavia: elections of 1990 and 1996.'

L. WHITEHEAD
6 Dec.: `Pariahs, ostracism, and democratisation.'

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Seminar in Economic and Social History

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Wharton Room, All Souls College.

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

PROFESSOR A. RITSCHL, Universitat Pompeu, Fabra, Barcelona
16 Oct.: `Reparations, foreign debts, and the course of the Great Depression in Germany, 1930–3: a reappraisal.'

DR K. O'ROURKE, University College, Dublin
23 Oct.: `The European grain invasion, 1870–1913.'

DR C.S. LEONARD
30 Oct.: `Farm enterprise survival strategies during the transition in Russia.'

E. BUTCHART
6 Nov.: `Unemployment in Britain during the 1930s.'

PROFESSOR J. CHARTRES, Leeds
13 Nov.: `English brandy as good as French? Taste and import substitution in English distilling, 1650s–1730s.'

PROFESSOR J. CANTWELL, Reading
20 Nov.: `The diversification and internationalisation of corporate technology from a strategic choice historically to a complementary combination today.'

P. FEARON, Leicester
27 Nov.: `New Deal farm policy: Kansas, a case study.'

DR A. BOOTH, University of Exeter
4 Dec.: `Institutions and British economic growth since 1945: the British worker question revisited.'

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PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory: departmental seminars

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Mondays in the Lecture Theatre, the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory.

Convener: J.P. Simons, MA, Dr Lee's Professor of Chemistry.

DR A. ORR-EWING, Bristol
14 Oct.: `Pre-dissociation dynamics studied by cavity ring-down spectroscopy.'

PROFESSOR C.A. ANGELL, Arizona State
21 Oct.: `Polymorphism in glasses, liquids, and biopolymers—implications for protein folding and BSE.' (Astor Lecture)

DR C. WHITHAM, PTCL
28 Oct.: `Spectroscopic probes of open shell molecules in a supersonic jet.'

PROFESSOR B. WIDOM, Cornell
4 Nov.: `Reptation model of the electrophoresis of charged polymers.'

DR A. RODGER, Warwick
11 Nov.: `Spectroscopy and bio- molecules: DNA/drug systems and steroids.'

PROFESSOR K. SHOWALTER, West Virginia
18 Nov.: `Non-linear chemical dynamics: oscillations, patterns, and chaos.'

DR N.J.B. GREEN, King's College, London
25 Nov.: To be announced.

DR C. HALL, Schlumberger, Cambridge
2 Dec.: `Synchrotron diffraction of rocks and cements: chemistry in oilfield engineering.'

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Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory: Theoretical Chemistry Group Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Seminar Room, the New Chemistry Laboratory.

Convener: M.S. Child, MA, Coulson Professor of Theoretical Chemistry.

DR J.J. HANNAY, Bristol
14 Oct.: `Classical holonomy chemistry.'

PROFESSOR J.B. PENDRY, Imperial College, London
21 Oct.: `Photonic crystals: the interaction of light with structure.'

PROFESSOR M.A. ROBB, King's College, London
28 Oct.: `The role of surface crossings in photochemistry: CASSCF computations and semi- classical dynamics.'

DR R.J. WHEATLEY, Nottingham
4 Nov.: `Intermolecular potentials for large molecules (such as water).'

DR M. HEGGIE, Sussex
11 Nov.: `Density functional total energy calculations in materials science.'

M.P. EASTWOOD,
18 Nov.: `The Hubbard model in infinite dimensions.'

PROFESSOR J.M. HUTSON, Durham
25 Nov.: `Intermolecular forces involving CO2: van der Waals complexes and atmospheric modelling.'

PROFESSOR R. SCHINKE, MPI, Göttingen
2 Dec.: `Non-adiabatic effects in the dissociation of polyatomic molecules: application to HCO and O2.'

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EUROPEAN HUMANITIES RESEARCH CENTRE

1996 International Colloquium: Philosophical Dialogues in Performance

This colloquium will be held on 18 October (in the Taylor Institution), and on 19 and 20 October (in the Maison Française).

Further information is available from the European Humanities Research Centre, 37A St Giles', Oxford OX1 3LD (telephone: Oxford (2)80742, fax: (2)80740).

Friday, 18 October

BERNARD WILLIAMS, interlocutor, with JOHN SEARLE, JERRY FODOR, and MARTIN DAVIES
8.15 p.m.: `Mind and machine'.


Saturday, 19 October

MALCOLM BOWIE and JOHN FORRESTER
9.30 a.m.: `Psychoanalysis as a theory of dialogue.'

DOMINIQUE LECOURT, interlocutor, with JEAN-JACQUES LECERCLE and SANDRA LAUGIER; GRAHAM LOCKE, interlocutor, with SABINA LOVIBOND, ALAN MONTEFIORE, and NICK BUNNIN
2 p.m.: `French v. English epistemological traditions.'

THE GREAT ESCAPE THEATRE COMPANY
8 p.m.: performance of Beyond all Certainty: Wittgenstein and Turing, a play by Bo Göranzon and Anders Karlqvist.


Sunday, 20 October

GABRIEL JOSIPOVICI and ELINOR SHAFFER, interlocutors, with BO GÖRANZON, MAGNUS FLORIN, and KRISTER HENRIKSSON
9.15 a.m.: `Philosophy in performance.'

IAN CHRISTIE
11.15 a.m.: `Philosophy and film: Freud, Wittgenstein, and others'— extracts from films by Derek Jarman, Hugh Brody, Raul Ruiz, and Hollis Frampton.

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QUEEN ELIZABETH HOUSE

Refugee Studies Programme

Foundation Course Modules, Michaelmas Term

Introduction to the Study of Forced Migration
DR HARRELL-BOND will teach this course on Tuesdays, 10 a.m.–12 noon, in the Blackhall Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House.
The experience of forced migration from a cross- cultural perspective
DR JANE MOCELLIN will teach this course on Tuesdays, 4–6 p.m., in the Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House.
Forced migration and international organisation
PROFESSOR S.N. MACFARLANE will teach this course on Wednesdays, 10–11.30 a.m., in the Social Studies Seminar Room, George Street.
Field Methods Course
DR DAWN CHATTY will teach this course on Wednesdays, 2–4 p.m., in the Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House.
International Human Rights and Refugee Law I
DR ANDREW SHACKNOVE will teach this course on Thursdays, 10 a.m.–12 noon, in the Law Faculty Board Room, the St Cross Building.


Seminars on Forced Migration

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House. Seminars and lectures are open to the public.

Further information is available from the Education Unit, Refugee Studies Programme, Queen Elizabeth House, 21 St Giles', Oxford OX1 3LA (telephone: Oxford (2)70723, fax: (2)70721, e-mail: rspnet@vax.ox.ac.uk, Internet site: http://www.qeh.ox.ac.uk/rsp/).

DR GEORGE KANYEIHAMBA, Adviser to the President of Uganda on Human Rights and International Affairs
16 Oct.: `Rights for refugees: Uganda.'

P. BAKER, solicitor, Hong Kong
23 Oct.: `Who will be a refugee in Hong Kong?'

R. CARVER
30 Oct.: `Refugee protection in Africa.'

DR C. SMITH, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Defence Studies
6 Nov.: `Do anti-personnel landmines still have a military utility?'

DR N. MOLE, Director, the AIRE Centre, London
13 Nov.: `Recent developments in asylum in Europe.'

PROFESSOR M. BEISER, Toronto
20 Nov.: `The resettlement of south-east Asian refugees in Canada: a ten-year story.'

JUDGE D. PEARL, Chief Adjudicator, Immigration Appellate Authority
27 Nov.: `The new Asylum Act and Rules: conflicts and tensions experienced by the IAA.'

DR S. BARANYI, LSE
4 Dec.: `Bridging the gaps between verification, peace-building, and conflict resolution in central America.'

MS F. NICHOLSON, Nottingham
11 Dec.: `Carrier sanctions: another brick in the wall of Fortress Europe.'


Round Table

A Round Table discussion will be held on Saturday, 19 October, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., in the Church of St Philip and St James, Woodstock Road.

Subject: `The challenge of the new asylum legislation for religious leaders.'


Annual Human Rights Lecture

PROFESSOR ALBIE SACHS, Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa, will deliver the Annual Human Rights Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 28 October, in the Examination Schools (East School). The meeting will be chaired by Mr Joel Joffe, Chairman of Oxfam and defence lawyer for Nelson Mandela.

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RUSKIN SCHOOL OF DRAWING AND FINE ART

Joseph Beuys Lectures 1996

PROFESSOR R. GREGORY, Emeritus Professor of Neuropsychology, University of Bristol, will deliver a Joseph Beuys Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Monday, 21 October, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Pictures as paradoxical objects.'

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GREEN COLLEGE

Radcliffe Lecture 1996

DR C. STRINGER, Natural History Museum, will deliver the Radcliffe Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 7 November, in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

Subject: `African exodus: the origins of modern humanity.'

Brian Walker Lecture 1996

SIR SHRIDATH RAMPHAL, Co-Chairman, Commission on Global Governance, will deliver the Brian Walker Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 28 November, in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

Subject: `Must the poor be always with us? Global politics for a sustainable future.'

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OXFORD SIGNALLING GROUP

The following meetings will be held at 5.30 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Department of Pharmacology.

Wednesday, 9 October

DR K. KNOX: `Inhibition of phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase triggers apoptosis in B lymphocytes.'

DR J. GIBBINS: `Collagen signalling in platelets from mice lacking syk and Fc receptor [gamma] chain.'


Wednesday, 27 November

DR D. GARNETT: `Tyrosine kinase dependent signalling by glycolipid anchored receptors.'

DR J. WINGFIELD: `Isolation and identification of novel SH3 domain-containing proteins.'

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OXFORD ITALIAN ASSOCIATION

The following talks will be given at 8 p.m. on the days shown, as follows: the talks on 8 October and 12 November will be given in the Pauling Human Sciences Centre, 58 Banbury Road; the talk on 6 November will be given in St Anne's College.

Further information on the association may be obtained by sending a s.a.e. to Mrs G. Cooper, Membership Secretary, TOIA, 2 Chadlington Road, Oxford OX2 6SY. DR CHRISTOPHER LLOYD
Tue. 8 Oct.: `The Tribuna of the Uffizi by Johann Zoffany.'

DR ROSA SALINAS WROTH
Wed. 6 Nov.: `The life and work of Arrigo Boito.'

GERTRUDE SEIDMANN
Tue. 12 Nov.: `The Grand Tourists' favourite souvenir: cameos and intaglios.'

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FRIENDS OF REWLEY HOUSE

DR JESSICA RAWSON will lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Friday, 25 October, in the lecture theatre, Rewley House. Entry is free to members, £2 to others. Tickets are available from Rewley House or at the door.

Subject: `The British Museum's "Chinese Treasures" exhibition'.

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FRIENDS OF THE PITT RIVERS MUSEUM

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Pauling Centre for Human Sciences, 58 Banbury Road.

Visitors are welcome, but are asked to make a contribution to the Friends' purchasing fund.

For details of a fund-raising event to be held at the museum on Thursday, 10 October, see `Notices' above. DR A.G. SHERRATT, Ashmolean Museum and the Institute of Archaeology
9 Oct.: `Wine, cheese, and olives: the origins of civilisation as we know it.'

R. RACE, maker of moving toys and simple automata
13 Nov.: `Materials, mechanisms, and magic: culture and technology through toys.'

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