Lectures

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ROMANES LECTURE 1996

THE RT. HON. THE LORD JENKINS OF HILLHEAD, OM, PC, DCL, Chancellor of the University, will deliver the Romanes Lecture at 5.45 p.m. on Thursday, 14 November, in the Sheldonian Theatre. Tickets are not required for admission.

Subject: `The Chancellorship: some present reflections with a little history.'

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WILDE LECTURES IN NATURAL AND COMPARATIVE RELIGION

Medieval Pentecostalism—the tradition of charismatic Christian enthusiasm in Western Europe, c.1000–1500

DR GARY DICKSON, Senior Lecturer in History, University of Edinburgh, will deliver the Wilde Lectures in Natural and Comparative Religion on the following Wednesdays in Hilary Term and Trinity Term. The lectures will be delivered at 5 p.m. in the Examination Schools.
22 Jan.: `Medieval enthusiasm, a chapter in the history of charismatic Christianity.'

29 Jan.: `Chronology, geography, typology of medieval revivalism.'

5 Feb.: `Medieval Pentecostalism: phenomenology and behaviour.'

12 Feb.: `Pentecostalism and prophecy in the Middle Ages.'

30 Apr.: `Crowd and charisma: leadership and followership.'

7 May: `Peace and violence; orthodoxy and heresy.'

14 May: `Memory, mythistory, and the creation of institutions.'

21 May: `Pentecostalism, politics, and theocratic populism in the Middle Ages.'

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MILNE LECTURE

PROFESSOR SIR ROGER PENROSE will deliver the twentieth annual Milne Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 14 November, in the Mathematical Institute.

Subject: `The complexity of our singular universe.'

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MAURICE LUBBOCK LECTURE IN MANAGEMENT STUDIES

HOWARD DAVIES, Deputy Governor, the Bank of England, will deliver the first Maurice Lubbock Lecture in Management Studies at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 14 November, in Helwys Hall, Regent's Park College.

Subject: `Management education: who needs it?'

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CLINICAL MEDICINE

Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: postgraduate lecture series

The following lectures will be given on Friday, 8 November, in the Seminar Room, the Institute of Molecular Medicine, the John Radcliffe Hospital. Those attending are asked to note the change of venue.

MR J. JORDAN, Birmingham Women's Hospital
1.30 p.m.: `Current views on the role of surgery.'

DR P. STERN, Christie Hospital, Manchester
2 p.m.: `Immunological aspects of cervical cancer with specific relation to HLA.'

DR M. STANLEY, Cambridge
2.30 p.m.: `Cervical intra-epithelial neoplasia and the cellular immunological aspects in relation to HPV.'

DR P. SASIENI, Imperial Research Fund, London
3 p.m.: `Cervical cancer in young women.'

DR P. BLAKE, Royal Marsden Hospital, London
3.30 p.m.: `The role of radiotherapy in carcinoma of the endometrium.'

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COMMITTEE FOR COMPARATIVE PHILOLOGY AND GENERAL LINGUISTICS

PROFESSOR S. INSLER, Edward E. Salisbury Professor of Sanskrit, Yale University, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 14 November, in the New Council Room, Somerville College.

Convener: A. Morpurgo Davies, MA, Professor of Comparative Philology.

Subject: `The phonological ins and outs of co-ordination in Indo-Iranian.'

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LITERAE HUMANIORES

PROFESSOR J.R.C. MARTYN, Melbourne, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 22 November, in the Seminar Room, Corpus Christi College. The lecture will be followed by refreshments.

Convener: M. Winterbottom, MA, D.Phil., Corpus Christi Professor of Latin Language and Literature.

Subject: `An unknown Renaissance edition of Virgil's Georgics.'

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MODERN HISTORY

DR K.S.B. KEATS-ROHAN will lecture at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, 12 November, in Room 6, the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Domesday Book landholders: their identities, origins and numbers.'


Special Faculty Lecture

PROFESSOR N. DAVIES, School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University of London, will deliver the annual Special Faculty Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 22 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Fair comparisons, false contrasts: East and West in modern European history.'

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RESEARCH LABORATORY FOR ARCHAEOLOGY AND THE HISTORY OF ART

J. HENDERSON, Nottingham, will speak at an additional seminar to be held at 10.30 a.m. on Thursday, 14 November, in the Library of the laboratory.

Convener: M.S. Tite, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Archaeological Science.

Subject: `Scientific examination of glass production in Islamic Syria.'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

The contemporary Islamic world

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the centre.

A. EHTESHAMI, Durham
13 Nov.: `Iran: the Second Republic revisited.'

SEYYED VALI REZA NASR, San Diego
20 Nov.: `The inclination of the Pakistani state towards Islamisation.'

I. KARAWAN, International Institute for Strategic Studies
27 Nov.: `Islamists and the state in Egypt.'

H.T. NORRIS, SOAS
4 Dec.: `Muslim Tatars today amidst contemporary Islam and Christianity in Poland and Lithuania.'

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PAULING HUMAN SCIENCES CENTRE

DR SIMON BEARDER, DR CHRIS KNIGHT, DR SIMON BARON-COHEN, and PROFESSOR JEAN AITCHISON will speak at a symposium to be held on Wednesday, 20 November, 2.15–5.30 p.m., in the Mary Ogilvie Theatre, St Anne's College.

As places may be limited, those wishing to attend are asked to contact Ms R. Odling-Smee (telephone: (2)74702).

Conveners: Carrie Dow, Jesus College, Natasha Nicholson, Hertford College, Alina Paul, New College, and Sian Jones and Caroline Langley, St Hilda's College.

Subject: `Why do we lie?'

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LIBRARIES BOARD TRAINING CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE

IRENE GODDEN, Colorado State University Libraries, will give a seminar at 2.15 p.m. on Friday, 29 November, in Seminar Room 10, the Institute of Economics and Statistics.

Ms Godden will speak on Advances in Librarianship (of which she is editor).

Places may be booked by e-mailing stephen.eyres@las.ox.ac.uk.

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CENTRE FOR SOCIO-LEGAL STUDIES

Comparative research in law and society

PROFESSOR BERNARD RUDDEN will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 11 November, in the Buttery, Wolfson College. Those wishing to attend are asked to note the change of venue.

Subject: `Comparing the priorities within different systems.'

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GREEN COLLEGE

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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ST ANNE'S COLLEGE

Hoskins Lecture

PROFESSOR P. GOODWIN, University College, London, will deliver the sixth Hoskins Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 12 November, in the Lecture Theatre, St Anne's College.

The annual lecture, in honour of Professor William G. Hoskins, on some aspect of local history, has been generously endowed by Mrs Jean Duffield.

Subject: `Transport—"A Tale of Two Cities".'

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ST CATHERINE'S COLLEGE

Alan Tayler Lecture on Mathematics and its Applications

PROFESSOR P.J. FRYER, Birmingham, will deliver the Alan Tayler Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 18 November, in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College. The Alan Tayler Lecture is sponsored by Smith System Engineering.

Subject: `Milk, carrots, and Weetabix: the mathematics of food.'

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OXFORD BIBLIOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY

DR THEO HARMSEN will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 14 November, in the Taylor Institution.

Subject: `The incorrigible Hearne.'

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OXFORD MEDIEVAL SOCIETY

PROFESSOR MARTIN CAMARGO, Columbia, Missouri, will lecture at 8.30 p.m. on Thursday, 14 November, in the Lee Building, Christ Church. Wine will be served from 8.15 p.m. New members are welcome.

Subject: `Who? What? When? Where? How? and Why?: circumstantial evidence for the teaching of rhetoric at Oxford in the Late Middle Ages.'

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TRANSLATION RESEARCH IN OXFORD

Traduction, auto-traduction, bilinguisme, trilinguisme: Beckett, Nabokov

The following lectures will be given at the meeting of Translation of Research in Oxford, to be held on Friday, 15 November, in the Maison Française, and Saturday, 16 November, in St Hugh's College.

A performance of Beckett's Rockaby, in French and English, with Rosemary Pountney, will be given at 5.30 p.m. on 16 November.

Further details may be obtained before 10 November from Dr E. McMorran, St Hugh's College (telephone: (2)74996), or Ms K. Fletcher, Maison Française (telephone: (2)74222).

Friday, 15 November

JANE GRAYSON, School of Slavonic and East European Studies, London
4 p.m.: `Nabokov: translator and self- translator.'

GEORGE NIVAT, Geneva
5 p.m.: `Nabokov: un cas de trilinguisme: Speak, memory.'


Saturday, 16 November

MARY BRYDEN, Reading
10 a.m.: `Self-translation in Beckett: a manuscript study.'

WALTER REDFERN, Reading
11 a.m.: `Bad jokes in Beckett.'

GERRY DUKES, Dublind
12 noon: `Beckett and the problem of the Holy Hour; the Irishness of Beckett's writings.'

LINDA COLLINGE, Reims
2 p.m.: `Les auto-traductions de Beckett.'

3–4.30 p.m.:

JENNIFER COATES, Essex and Middlesex: `The languages of Nabokov: Lolita.' (Workshop)

BARBARA WRIGHT: `Eleutheria'; ERIKA TOPHOVEN and ISABELLE VANDERSCHELDEN: `En attendant Godot'. (Round table)

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