Lectures

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INAUGURAL LECTURE

Lester B. Pearson Professor of International Relations

PROFESSOR S.N. MACFARLANE will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 11 February, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `The role of the United Nations in contemporary world politics: the pursuit of the possible.'

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O'DONNELL LECTURE IN CELTIC STUDIES 1996–7

PROFESSOR DONNCHADH Ó CORRÁIN, University College, Cork, will deliver the O'Donnell Lecture for 1996–7 at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 8 May, in the Taylorian Hall, the Taylor Institution.

Subject: `Vikings in Ireland and Britain: a reconsideration.'

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NEWTON–ABRAHAM LECTURE 1997

DR B. GÄHWILER, Brain Research Institute, University of Zurich, Newton–Abraham Professor 1996–7, will deliver the Newton–Abraham Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 10 February, in the Large Lecture Theatre, the University Laboratory of Physiology.

Subject: `Causes and consequences of epilepsy in the hippocampus: new insights from in vitro studies.'

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CAMERON MACKINTOSH PROFESSOR OF CONTEMPORARY THEATRE

PROFESSOR RICHARD EYRE will lecture at 5 p.m. on the following Fridays in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College.

The Royal National Theatre Studio wil also be organising a programme of specialist workshops throughout the term. Further information on the workshops is available from Holly Kendrick (telephone: Oxford 791577); further information on other matters is obtainable from George Peck (telephone: 01993 812883).

7 Feb.: `Michelangelo's snowman.'

28 Feb.: `Misdirection.'

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CLINICAL MEDICINE

Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

The following lectures will be given on Thursday, 13 February, in the Anne Anderson Lecture Theatre, Level 3, the Women's Centre, the John Radcliffe Hospital.

MR G. JARVIS, St James's University Hospital, Leeds
2 p.m.: `Evidence based medicine in urogynaecology.'

MR P. HOPE
3 p.m.: `Imaging the neonatal brain.'

MS I. COOKE and MISS S. SELLERS (for the motion); MR T. COLTART and MR M. CHARNOCK (against)
4 p.m. (debate): `This house believes that external cephalic version should be part of modern obstetric practice.'

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Nuffield Department of Orthopaedic Surgery: David Fuller Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR R. DICKSON, Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Leeds, will lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 19 March, in the Lecture Theatre, the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre.

Subject: `Thoraco-lumbar spinal injuries.'

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Department of Clinical Pharmacology

The following seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Cairns Seminar Suite, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

DR D. CLARK, Swansea
13 Feb.: `Hyper-responsiveness of midbrain dopamine neurones induced by corticosteroid hormones and chronic amphetamine administration: relevance to drug-dependence and psychosis.'

DR K.P.S.J. MURPHY, NIMR, London
27 Feb.: `Aspects of LTP revealed by flash photolysis.'

DR G. RAISMAN, NIMR, London
6 Mar.: `What hope is there for the repair of injuries to the brain and spinal cord?'

DR M. RATTRAY, UMDS, London
20 Mar.: `Differences in serotonin neurones revealed by gene expression studies.'

DR G. PRICE, SmithKline Beecham, Harlow
27 Mar.: `Development of selective 5- HT1B and 5-HT1D receptor selective drugs' (provisional title).

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Nuffield Department of Surgery: seminars

Revised notice

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.

This notice replaces the notice published in the Gazettes of 23 and 30 January. The seminars on 18 and 25 February will now follow the pattern given below. The seminar which was to have been given by Barbara Casadei on 18 February, on `Cardiac physiology of thoracoscopic sympathectomy', has been postponed.

P. RATCLIFFE
11 Feb.: `Oxygen sensing and vascular biology.'

P. PHILLIPS
18 Feb.: `Vasopressin antagonism: physiological and pharmacological.'

A. BALLERO
25 Feb.: `Seasonal variations in aneurysm rupture.'

G. LIBERTINY
4 Mar.: `Deep venous thrombosis in peripheral vascular disease.'

C. CHAN
11 Mar.: `Vascular targeting of gene therapy.'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Portuguese Graduate Seminar

PROFESSOR ANNA KLOBUCKA, University of Georgia, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 13 February, in Room T11, 47 Wellington Square.

Conveners: T.F. Earle, MA, D.Phil., King John II Professor of Portuguese Studies, and S.R. Parkinson, MA, University Lecturer in Portuguese Language and Linguistics.

Subject: `Inventing the Portuguese nun.'

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MODERN HISTORY, SOCIAL STUDIES

Seminar in Economic and Social History

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Chester Room, Nuffield College.

Conveners: J. Foreman-Peck, MA, University Lecturer in 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.

PROFESSOR K. BRULAND, Oslo
12 Feb: `Skills, learning, and the international diffusion of technology: a perspective on Scandinavian industrialisation.'

PROFESSOR S. CHAPMAN, Nottingham
19 Feb: `Marks and Spencer and the British clothing industry, 1926–96.'

DR I. KRAUSMAN BEN-AMOS, Ben Gurion University
26 Feb: `Gifts and favours: informal support in early modern England.'

DR J. ARMSTRONG, Thames Valley University 5 Mar.: `The coaster versus the railway in Britain 1850–1914.' PROFESSOR M. TURNER, Hull
12 Mar.: `Lingering survival: ancient tenures in nineteenth-century English agriculture with initial reference to Oxbridge college lands.'

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ORIENTAL STUDIES

Medieval Studies Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in Lecture Room 1, the Oriental Institute.

The final seminar of the series will take place in eighth week, and not in seventh week, as stated in the Hilary Term Lecture List.

Conveners: J.S. Meisami (Ph.D. California), University Lecturer in Persian, C.F. Robinson, MA, University Lecturer in Early Islamic History, and W.L. Treadwell, MA, Shamir Shamma Lecturer in Islamic Numismatics.

PROFESSOR A. STREET
11 Feb.: `Avicena on whether some sleeping men are not sleeping.'

D.S. RICHARDS
18 Feb.: `Some thoughts on Mamluk society.'

DR A. COHEN, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
25 Feb.: `Muslim court records as a source for Jewish history: the case of Ottoman Jerusalem.'

DR J. ASHTIANY-BRAY, St Andrews
4 Mar.: `Islam v. Byzantium: Jabala b. al-Ayhman and the historians.'

PROFESSOR C. HOLES
11 Mar.: `An early ninth-century bilingual (Greek/Arabic) Psalm fragment.'

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PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Department of Atomic and Laser Physics

The following seminars will be held at 1.45 p.m. on Mondays in the Lindemann Lecture Theatre, the Clarendon Laboratory.

DR C.S. ADAMS, Durham
17 Feb.: `Cold atoms in light traps.'

PROFESSOR S. ROSE, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
24 Feb.: `High power lasers and astrophysics.'

DR S. HOOKER
10 Mar.: `Femtosecond-pulse-driven short-wavelength lasers.'

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Civil Engineering Research Colloquia

The following meetings will be held at 2 p.m. on the days shown in Lecture Room 8, the Engineering and Technology Building. They will be held on Fridays, except for the meeting on Wednesday, 5 March.

PROFESSOR J. HOGAN, Bristol
7 Feb.: `Bridges, blocks, boilers, and graph theory.'

DR A. CHAN, Birmingham
14 Feb.: `Numerical modelling of soil dynamics.'

DR E.W. BRAND
21 Feb.: `Hong Kong's port and airport developments.'

DR R.H. BASSETT, University College, London
5 Mar.: `Tunnelling deformations and resulting settlements.'

DR M.C.R. DAVIES and DR T.G. HUGHES, Cardiff
7 Mar.: `Modelling masonry arches.'

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SOCIAL STUDIES

PROFESSOR J.R. POLE will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 11 February, in the Chester Room, Nuffield College.

Convener: B.E. Shafer, MA, Mellon Professor of American

Government.

Subject: `The principle of free speech in Britain and the United States.'

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Postgraduate seminar: ethnicity and nationality

The following seminars will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursdays in the New Room, Hilda Besse Building, St Antony's College.

Conveners: Peter Alexander and Professor T. Ranger.

DR O. STUART, SOAS
6 Feb.: `Voodoo child: religion and the nation-state in the African diaspora.'

A. NAMPHY
13 Feb.: `Making ethnicity work: Cape Town, 1823--53.'

A. CAMPBELL, author
20 Feb.: `New approaches to African ethnicity: a critique of social constructionism.'

DR C. ALEXANDER, Open University
27 Feb.: `Re-imagining Muslim communities.'

PROFESSOR A. SMITH, LSE
6 Mar.: `Sacred territories and national conflict.'

DR Y. SAMAD, Bradford
13 Mar.: `The media and Muslim identity.'

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BODLEIAN LIBRARY

Oxford Seminars in Cartography

D. MEDYCKYJ-SCOTT and B. MORRIS, Digimap Project Officers, University of Edinburgh Data Library, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 6 March, in the Schola Astronomiae et Rhetoricae, Schools Quadrangle, the Bodleian Library.

Subject: `Digimap: networking Ordnance Survey digital map data.'

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DEPARTMENT FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION

Oxford Architectural History Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5.30 p.m. on Mondays in Rewley House.

Conveners: M.R. Airs, MA, D.Phil., Reader in Conservation and the Historic Environment, and G. Tyack, MA, M.Litt., Fellow of Kellogg College and Director, Stanford University in Oxford.

S. CANT, Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England
24 Feb.: `The late Late Gothic Revival: drawings from the National Monuments Record, 1830--1930.'

M. GASHIN, Oxford Brookes
17 Mar.: `The eighteenth-century house in Virginia.'

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OXFORD MCDONNELL-PEW CENTRE FOR COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE

Seminar series: rethinking innateness

The following seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Fridays in Lecture Theatre C, the Department of Experimental Psychology.

Convener: K. Plunkett, MA, University Lecturer in Psychology.

A. KARMILOFF-SMITH, MRC-CDU, London; discussant: M. Davies
7 Feb.: `New perspectives on development.'

DR PLUNKETT; discussant: P. Harris
14 Feb.: `Ontogenetic development: a connectionist synthesis.'

M. JOHNSON, MRC-CDU, London; discussant: Professor C. Blakemore
21 Feb.: `Brain development.'

DR PLUNKETT; discussant: T. van Gelder, Melbourne
28 Feb.: `The shape of change.'

M. JOHNSON, MRC-CDU, London; discussant: N. Chater, Warwick
7 Mar.: `Interactions all the way down.'

A. KARMILOFF-SMITH, MRC-CDU, London; discussant: A. Clark, Sussex/St Louis
14 Mar.: `Rethinking innateness.'

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QUEEN ELIZABETH HOUSE

Agrarian Studies Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Blackhall Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House.

Conveners: Abdul Raufu Mustapha, Nandini Gooptu, and James Fairhead.

S.S. JODHKA, Hyderabad
18 Feb.: `Conceptualising attached labour in post-Green Revolution Indian agriculture.'

A. KNIGHT
4 Mar.: `The peasantry and the state in twentieth-century Mexico.'

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CENTRE FOR SOCIO-LEGAL STUDIES

PROFESSOR J. LEWIS and M. MACLEAN will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 12 February, in the Library, the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies.

Subject: `Social context and professional intervention.'

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DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS

Corcoran Memorial Lectures

PROFESSOR DON RUBIN, Harvard, will lecture at 3.30 and 5.15 p.m. on Friday, 21 February, in the Headley Lecture Room, the Ashmolean Museum.

Subject: `Techniques for drawing causal inferences from imperfect studies.'

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WELLCOME UNIT FOR THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE

Aspects of general practice

The following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in the Wellcome Unit, 47 Banbury Road.

Conveners: M.J. Dobson, MA, D.Phil., Senior Research Officer, the Wellcome Unit, and J.E. Lewis, MA, Professor of the History of Medicine and Director, the Wellcome Unit.

PROFESSOR R. FOX
6 Feb.: `Doctors without borders and doctors of the world.'

PROFESSOR LEWIS
13 Feb.: `GPs and the GP contract in the post-war period.'

M. MARINKER, United Medical and Dental Schools, London
20 Feb.: `Changing concepts of illness in general practice.'

J. HORDER, Centre for the Advancement of Interprofessional Education, London
27 Feb.: `International comparisons in primary care.'

N. WHITESIDE, Bristol
6 Mar.: `National Health Insurance in Great Britain: why the scheme failed (1912–46).'

S. GRAHAM-JONES
13 Mar.: `General practice in the NHS: was there a golden age for doctors and patients?'


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German medical war crimes, medical ethics, and postwar justice

This symposium, to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the Nuremberg Medical Trial, will be held on Friday, 14 March, in Linacre College.

Lunch will be available. For further details for registration contact Dr Weindling, Wellcome Unit, 45 Banbury Road, before 5 March.

Conveners: P.J. Weindling, MA, Reader in the History of Medicine, and J.E. Senior, D.Phil., Linacre College.

The meeting will begin with a showing of documentary films of postwar medical trials at 9.30 a.m.

A. POSTEL, Paris
9.50 a.m.: `Resistance to human experiments in the concentration camps.'

PROFESSOR K. MANT, London; formerly Major, War Crimes Investigation Unit, BAOR
10.30 a.m.: `German medical war crimes in the concentration camps.'

DR WEINDLING
11.45 a.m.: `Anatomy of the Nuremberg Medical Trial.'

DR M. HUBENSTORF, Berlin
12.30 p.m.: `Silence and allusions---the legacy of German medicine's Nazi past and the reaction of the German medical community 1945--97.'

P. LINDLEY, Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health, London
2.15 p.m.: `The British response to Nazi euthanasia.'

U. SCHMIDT
3 p.m.: `Medical ethics and medical films.'

PROFESSOR RENÉE FOX; DR A. THOMASZEWSKI and DR C. AMBROSELLI, Centre Georges Canguilhem, Paris
3.50 p.m.: `Medical ethics after the Nuremberg Medical Trial: concluding reflections.'

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ALL SOULS COLLEGE

ARYEH NEIER will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 12 February, in the Wharton Room, All Souls College.

Convener: A.C. Stepan, MA, Gladstone Professor of Government.

Subject: `Trials for crimes against humanity: Yugoslavia, Rwanda, and the others.'

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FRIENDS OF REWLEY HOUSE

Annual Lecture

PROFESSOR JEAN AITCHISON will deliver the Friends of Rewley House Annual Lecture at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, 11 February, in the Lecture Theatre, Rewley House. Admission is free for Friends, £2 to others. Tickets may be obtained from Rewley House, or at the door.

Subject: `Language origin and language today: an endless stairway?'

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OXFORD BIBLIOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY

The following lectures will be given at 5.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Taylor Institution.

D. PEARSON
13 Feb.: `Bookbinding in Oxford, 1500–1640.'

G. BARBER
6 Mar.: `How things were done: aspects of gilding in eighteenth-century Paris.'

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SOCIETY FOR THE STUDY OF MEDIEVAL LANGUAGES AND LITERATURE

The Annual General Meeting will be held at 4.45 p.m. on Saturday, 22 February, in Bostar Hall, University College. Tea will be served from 4.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR REES DAVIES, Chichele Professor of Medieval History, will address the Society after the meeting.

Subject: `Language and national identity in the British Isles 100–1400.'

Wine will be served after the talk. Members are permitted to bring guests.

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