Lectures

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INAUGURAL LECTURES

Khalid bin Abdallah Al-Sa'ud Professor for the Study of the Contemporary Arab World

PROFESSOR C.D. HOLES will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 29 April, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `The debate poem: a genre of Gulf vernacular literature.'


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.'

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EUROPAEUM LECTURE

DR JOSEF JOFFE, Chief Editorial Writer, Süddeutsche Zeitung, and Associate of the Olin Institute for Strategic Studies, Harvard University, will deliver the Europaeum Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 20 March, in the Habakkuk Room, Jesus College.

Entry is by ticket, obtainable from Isabelle Barber, Oxford University Events Office, Oxenford House, Magdalen Street (telephone: (2)78106).

Subject: `The Euro—any good for Europe? When the road to hell is paved with good intentions.'

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GAISFORD LECTURE 1997

PROFESSOR C. CAREY, Royal Holloway College, London, will deliver the Gaisford Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 22 May, in St John's College.

Subject: `Dying in the theatre of Dionysos: clouds, comics, and sophists.'

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HALLEY LECTURE 1997

PROFESSOR J.A.M. MCDONNELL, FRAS, Professor of Space Physics and Head of the Unit for Space Sciences and Astrophysics, University of Kent, will deliver the Halley Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 6 May, in the Lecture Theatre, the University Museum.

Subject: `In the beginning was the COMET...'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Paget Toynbee Lectures on Dante 1997

Ethics and existence in Dante: a new theological perspective

DR J.F. TOOK, Reader in Dante Studies, University College, London, will deliver the Paget Toynbee Lectures at 5 p.m. on Mondays in Room 2, the Taylor Institution.

Mon. 28 Apr.: `The structure of being.'

Mon. 5 May: `The phenomena of being.'

Mon. 12 May: `Grace and the redemption of being.'

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MODERN HISTORY, SOCIAL STUDIES

Economic History Seminar, Trinity Term

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

D. HENDRY
29 Apr.: `Demand for broad money over the long run.'

JOSE MORILLA CRITZ, Alcala
6 May: `Western European agriculture 1850–1914.'

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.'

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MUSIC

ARNOLD WHITTALL, King's College, London, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 19 March, in the Holywell Music Room, Holywell Street.

Subject: `Stravinsky: modernity and musicology.'

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LATIN AMERICAN CENTRE

PROFESSOR BRENT BERLIN, Georgia, will give a seminar at 4 p.m. on Thursday, 13 March, in the Tanner Room, Linacre College. The meeting is organised by the Latin American Centre and the Ethnoecology/Ethnomedicine/Traditional Knowledge Discussion Group.

Subject: `One Mayan Indian's view of the plant world: how a folk system of botanical classification can be both comprehensive and natural.'

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MAISON FRANÇAISE, MUSEUM OF THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE

Science and instrumentation: Franco-British themes since 1800

This one-day meeting will be held on Thursday, 13 March, in the Maison Française. Those wishing to attend are asked to register with the Maison (telephone: Oxford (2)74222).

The meeting will begin with an introduction by Dr J.W. Bennett at 9.30 a.m., and will conclude with a discussion at 4.20 p.m. Contributions from graduate students in Oxford will be given at 12.25 p.m.

P. BRENNI, Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie, Paris
9.45 a.m.: `From Crystal Palace to Palais de l'Industrie. National styles in the nineteenth-century French and British instrument making industry.'

C. BLONDEL, Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie, Paris
10.20 a.m.: `Electrical instruments in nineteenth-century France: between makers and users.'

S. JOHNSTON, Museum of the History of Science
11.15 a.m.: `Making the arithmometer count.'

DR BENNETT
11.50 a.m.: `La grande lunette: the spectacle of astronomy in 1900.'

S. BOUDIA, Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie, Paris
2.15 p.m.: `Les instruments de la radioactivité en France: entre le laboratoire et l'usine.'

J. HUGHES, University of Manchester
2.50 p.m.: `Instruments, techniques, and the making of nuclear physics 1919--39.'

D. FERRIOT, Musée des Arts et Métiers, Paris
3.45 p.m.: `The Musée des Arts et Métiers: renovation issues.'

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QUEEN ELIZABETH HOUSE

Refugee Studies Programme

Elizabeth Colson Lecture 1997

PROFESSOR DAVID PARKIN will deliver the Elizabeth Colson Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 12 March, in Rhodes House.

Subject: `Mementoes, reality and human displacement.'

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CTI CENTRE FOR TEXTUAL STUDIES (HUMANITIES COMPUTING UNIT)

Computer-assisted film and drama studies

This one-day conference will be held on Monday, 17 March, 9.15 a.m.–4.30 p.m., in St Anne's College.

The presentations and exhibition are designed to introduce a range of available resources and current projects relevant to the use of computers in the teaching and research of film studies and dramatic performance.

Speakers include Ian Christie (Magdalen), Richard Paterson (BFI), Celia Duffy (AHDS, Glasgow), Christie Carson (Royal Holloway), and Lizbeth Goodman (Open University).

Further information including a booking form is available at http://info.ox.ac.uk/ctitext/service/workshop/film.html or from Dr Michael Fraser, CTI Textual Studies, Humanities Computing Unit, 13 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6NN (telephone: Oxford 283282 e-mail: mike.fraser@oucs.ox.ac.uk).

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GREEN COLLEGE

Emery Lecture

PROFESSOR KAY E. DAVIES will deliver the Emery Lecture at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, 11 March, in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

Subject: `Challenges in muscular dystrophy.'

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Seminar series: The constraints on British governments: how much difference can a change of governing party now make?

Cancellation of seminar

The final seminar in this series (11 March), at which the speakers would have been Ms Janet Anderson, MP, and Mr Edward Garnier, MP, has been cancelled because of the breakdown in pairing arrangements in the House of Commons.

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OXFORD INNOVATION SOCIETY

PROFESSOR C. WEBB, FRS, will address the twenty-first meeting of the Oxford Innovation Society at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 20 March, in the Department of Pharmacology.

Subject: `Lasers---making light work---high-speed imaging and micromachining'.

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ASSOCIATION FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

Oxford branch: Oxford Science Lecture Series

PROFESSOR S. JOCELYN BELL BURNELL, Professor of Physics, Open University, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 13 March, in the Oxford University Museum of Natural History. The lecture is open to the public. Admission costs £1.50 (including refreshments), payable at the door.

Subject: `The pulsar puzzle.'

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OXFORD UNIVERSITY EUROPEAN AFFAIRS SOCIETY

YEHUDI MENUHIN, violinist and conductor, will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Monday, 10 March, in Rhodes House.

Subject: `The European Community.'

MORRIS ROSEN, Deputy Head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, will lecture at 8.30 p.m. on Thursday, 13 March, in the Harris Building, Oriel College.

Subject: `The nuclear option in Europe---the heritage of Chernobyl.'

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COUNCIL FOR ACADEMIC AUTONOMY

BRYAN DAVIES, Shadow Minister of Higher Education, DAVID TRIESMAN, General Secretary, the AUT, and a representative from the Liberal Democrat Party, will address a pre-election public colloquium to be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, 12 March, in Room A144, the London School of Economics. Enquiries should be directed to Professor F.G.B. Millar, Brasenose College (telephone: Oxford (2)77874).

Subject: `The erosion of our universities.'

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