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INAUGURAL LECTURES

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.'

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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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ROMANES LECTURE 1997

HER EXCELLENCY MARY ROBINSON, DCL, President of Ireland, will deliver the Romanes Lecture for 1997 at 5.45 p.m. on Tuesday, 11 November, in the Sheldonian Theatre. The subject of the lecture will be announced later.

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CAMERON MACKINTOSH PROFESSOR OF CONTEMPORARY THEATRE

PROFESSOR RICHARD EYRE will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 16 May, in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College.

Subject: `National theatre.'

Further information is available from George Peck (telephone: 01993 812883).

The Royal National Theatre Studio will also be organising a programme of specialist workshops throughout the term. Further information is available from Holly Kendrick (telephone: Oxford 791577).

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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.'

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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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JAMES P.R. LYELL LECTURES IN BIBLIOGRAPHY 1997

Policing literature in eighteenth-century Paris

PROFESSOR R. DARNTON will deliver the Lyell Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following Tuesdays and Thursdays in the St Cross Building.

8 May: `Censorship.'

13 May: `Smuggling.'

15 May: `Authors.'

20 May: `Literature and the state.'

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DASTURZADA DR JAL PAVRY MEMORIAL LECTURE 1997

DR J. LIPNER, Cambridge, will deliver the Dasturzada Dr Jal Pavry Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 13 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `The shaping of religious identity: an overview with an Indian theme.'

Seminars

Dr Lipner will give the following seminars at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Oriental Institute.

20 May: `Religious identity and the dynamics of religious encounter.'
27 May: `Religious identity: a vision for the future.'

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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.'

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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.'

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 Dr R. Dawkins, Professor S. Greenfield, and Professor C. Blakemore. The meeting will be chaired by Professor Sir Walter Bodmer.

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CLINICAL MEDICINE

Institute of Molecular Medicine

The following lectures will be given at 1 p.m. on Fridays. With the exception of he 23 May seminar, which will be held in Lecture Theatre 2, Academic Street, they will take place in the Seminar Room, the Institute of Molecular Medicine.

PROFESSOR A. RICKINSON, Birmingham
9 May: `T cell recognition of Epstein–Barr virus antigens.'

DR G. GOODWIN
16 May: to be announced.

SIR ROBERT MAY
23 May: `Foresight—Britain's future economy.'

DR M. HIRST
30 May: `The expanding role of triplet repeats in human genetic disease.'

DR D. GLOVER
6 June: `Regulation of the bipolarity of cell division.'

DR A. COOKE, Cambridge
13 June: `Strategies for preventing IDDM.'

PROFESSOR K. DAVIES
20 June: `Dystrophin related proteins in muscular dystrophy.'

DR P. DOHERTY, St Jude Children's Research Hospital
Fri. 27 June: `Immunity to a persistent y- Herpesvirus.'

DR D. HO, Aaron Diamond Aids Research Centre, New York
4 July: `Dynamics of HIV infection.'

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MODERN HISTORY

Seminar in Social and Cultural History, 1500–1800

The following seminars will be given at 8.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Hovenden Room, All Souls College.

Conveners: R. Briggs, MA, Special (non-CUF) Lecturer in Modern History, and F.N. Dabhoiwala, MA, D.Phil., Post- Doctoral Research Fellow, All Souls College.

DR I. KRAUSMAN BEN-AMOS, Ben-Gurion University
13 May: `Human bonding: parents and their offspring in early modern England.'

DR M. BRADDICK, Sheffield
20 May: `What happened to the state in early modern England?'

DR A. ROWLANDS, Essex
27 May: `A tale of two witches: society, culture, and belief in early modern Germany.'

DR L. WARNER, Warwick
3 June: `Widows and widowers in sixteenth- century France.'

DR M. JENNER, York
10 June: `Networks of water: London c.500–c.1725.'

MS J. POLLMAN, Amsterdam
17 June: `Past selves: the writing and reading of autobiographical texts from the sixteen and early seventeenth centuries.'

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PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Special Theoretical Physics Seminar

PROFESSOR P. NOZIERES, ILL, France, will give a seminar at 2 p.m. on Monday,12 May, in the Townsend Lecture Theatre.

Subject: `Questions concerning the Mott metal–insulator transition.'

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Oxford Centre for Advanced Materials and Composites

The OCAMAC Industrial Lecture

DR S. MILLER, Rolls-Royce PLC, will deliver the OCAMAC Industrial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 16 May, in Lecture Room 1, the Thom Building, Department of Engineering Science.

Subject: `Aeroengine integrity and reliability.'

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Department of Engineering Science: Maurice Lubbock Memorial Lecture

DR J.R. FORREST, Chairman, Brewton Group Ltd., will deliver the twenty-third Maurice Lubbock Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 30 May, in Lecture Theatre 1, the Department of Engineering Science.

Subject: `Digital broadcasting overtakes rocket science.'

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INSTITUTE OF ARCHAEOLOGY

Medieval Archaeology Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Lecture Room, the Institute of Archaeology.

G. KEEVIL
8 May: `Archaeology in an historic environment: reflections on recent work at the Tower of London.'

J. MUNBY
15 May: `Medieval technology and carpentry: the waggon and the origins of the coach.'

B. COWIE and L. BLACKMORE
5 June: `Middle Saxon London: 1996 excavations.'

J. COOK
12 June: `Anglo-Saxon buckets: some unsolved questions.'

G. HEY
19 June: `An early medieval landscape at Yarnton, Oxon.'

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RESEARCH LABORATORY FOR ARCHAEOLOGY AND THE HISTORY OF ART

The following seminars will be given at 10.30 a.m. on Thursdays in the Library, the Research Laboratory for Archaeology.

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

N. WOOD, Royal College of Art
8 May: `New discoveries in Chinese ceramic technology.'

P. PETTITT
22 May: `The morphometric properties of stone tools: what we can learn about Neanderthals through lithic analysis.'

J. MITCHELL
19 June: `An investigation and comparison of lithic use-wear traces by computer based image analysis.'

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COMPUTING LABORATORY

Numerical Analysis Group

Differential equations, computational mathematics, and applications seminars

Seminars will be held on Thursdays, as follows: the seminars on 8 May and 15 May will be held at 2 p.m. in the Atlas Centre, the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory; the 19 June seminar will be held at 4 p.m. in the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory; other seminars will be held at 4 p.m. in the Lecture Theatre, the Computing Laboratory.

No seminar will be held on 12 June (Oxford and Cambridge Applied Mathematics Meeting).

The series is co-ordinated by J.D.P. Donnelly (telephone: Oxford (2)73892), and J. Scott, RAL (telephone: 01235 445131).

I. MAROS, Imperial College
8 May: `On numerically exact implementation of the simplex method.'

M. OSBORNE, Canberra
15 May: `Wrap-around partitioning for narrow banded linear systems.'

C. BAKER, Manchester
22 May: `Retarded differential equations and some of the problems associated with delays.'

S. HAMMARLING
29 May: `ScaLAPACK.'

Y. TOURIGNY, Bristol
5 June: `Adaptation and local partial differential problems.'

G. GOODSELL, Cambridge
19 June: `A new iterative method for thin plate spline interpolation to scattered data.'

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QUEEN ELIZABETH HOUSE

Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women

Gender and development: current research

The following seminars will be given at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in the Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House. For further information, telephone Oxford (2)73644.

Conveners: Dr Rosemary Breger and Janette Davies.

J. DAVIES
8 May: `Gender, ageing, and caring: cross-cultural perspectives.'

J. MABRO
15 May: `Men's and women's social use of the Hammam (Turkish bath).'

DR J.T. AGBASIERE, AMECEA Pastoral Institute, Kenya
22 May: `The image of womanhood among the Igbo of Nigeria.'

S. HENDERS
29 May: `Exclusion under international agreements: the case of Hong Kong.'

DR S. DIDUK
5 June: ` "The only men left in the land are women"---rural women's protests in the Republic of Cameroon, 1990--6.'

J. POWLES
12 June: `Dominge: the personal narrative of a refugee woman from Angola.'

M. YOMURA, International Christian University, Japan
19 June: `Consumption patterns and their impact on women's lifestyle in Japan.'

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Kaberry Lecture

PROFESSOR WENDY JAMES will deliver the Kaberry Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 14 May, in the Taylor Institution.

Subject: `Placing the unborn: on the social construction of new life.'

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CENTRE FOR SOCIO-LEGAL STUDIES

Annual Lecture in Socio-Legal Studies

PROFESSOR GUNTHER TEUBNER, Law Department, London School of Economics, will deliver the third Annual Lecture in Socio-Legal Studies at 5.30 p.m. on Friday, 9 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Legal irritants: good faith in British law or how unifying law ends up in new differences.'

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INSTITUTE OF VIROLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY

The following seminars will be held at the times shown in the Seminar Room, the Institute of Virology and Environmental Microbiology.

DR M. PAGEL
Fri. 9 May, 4 p.m.: `Inferring evolutionary processes from phylogenies.'

DR M. BEGON, Liverpool
Wed. 21 May, 1 p.m.: `Modelling cuddlies.' (Provisional title)

PROFESSOR C. GODFRAY, Imperial College at Silwood Park, Ascot
Wed. 4 June, 1 p.m.: `NPVs and Nosema: modelling the population dynamics and population genetics of insect pathogens.'

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GREEN COLLEGE

Jan Brod Memorial Lecture 1997

PROFESSOR SIR RICHARD DOLL will deliver the Jan Brod Memorial Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 22 May, in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

Subject: `Tobacco: a medical history.'

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KEBLE COLLEGE

Eric Symes Abbott Lecture 1997

THE RT. REVD LORD HABGOOD will deliver the Eric Symes Abbott Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Friday, 16 May, in the chapel, Keble College. The lecture will be followed by a reception.

Subject: `Waiting for God.'

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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 lead 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.'

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Canada seminars

EDWARD BROADBENT, former leader of the New Democratic Party of Canada, will lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 21 May, in Lady Margaret Hall. There will an opportunity to meet Mr Broadbent informally over drinks. Further information is available from Ruth Martin, Lady Margaret Hall (telephone: (2)74302, e-mail: ruth.martin@lmh.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `The 1995 Quebec Referendum—why Canada almost lost.'

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Conference: Labour and difference in Africa, USA, and Britain (racialising class, classifying race...)

This conference, organised by Dr Peter Alexander and Professor Terence Ranger, will be held in St Antony's College, 11–13 July. There will be in all eleven panels of discussion, and many speakers. Full details, including abstracts, may be found at http://users.ox.ac.uk/~sant0425/. For specific information, contact Dr Alexander (e-mail: peter.alexander@sant.ox.ac.uk).

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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.'

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European Studies Centre

The following meeting will be held in the European Studies Centre, St Antony's College, on Saturday, 10 May, 9.30 a.m.–4.30 p.m.

Conveners: D.B. Goldey, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer (CUF) in Politics, and H.G. Martins, MA, University Lecturer in the Sociology of Latin America.

PROFESSOR MANUEL V. CABRAL, Instituto de Ciencias Sociais, University of Lisbon
9.30 a.m.: `Changing social attitudes in Portugal.'

DR RUI FEIJO, Vereador, Camara Municipal do Oporto
2 p.m.: `A moderate case for regionalisation: the recent history of the regionalisation debate in Portugal.'

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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.'

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WOLFSON COLLEGE

Public lecture

PROFESSOR DENIS GALLIGAN will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 22 May, in the Haldane Room, Wolfson College. Tickets are not required for admission.

Subject: `Civil rights at risk—judicial protection in the twenty-first century.'

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JOURNAL CLUB IN HUMAN POPULATION GENETICS

It is intended to start a journal club as a way of bringing together those in the university community with interests in human population genetics. The journal club will meet fortnightly during term. For the initial meetings one of the participants will lead a discussion on a particular paper from the literature. This mode of operation may evolve, depending on the preferences of the group.

The first meeting will be held on Monday, 12 May (third week), 1–2 p.m., in Room 209, the Department of Statistics, 1 South Parks Road. The paper for discussion is `The geographic distribution of human Y chromosome variation', Hammer et al., Genetics, 145 (March 1997), 787–805.

The conveners of the journal club are Professor P.J. Donnelly (Statistics), Dr D.B. Goldstein (Zoology), Dr R.M. Harding (IMM), and Professor R. Ward (Biological Anthropology).

Anyone who is unable to attend the first meeting and would like to be kept informed of future meetings should e-mail donnelly@stats.ox.ac.uk.

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OXFORD IMMUNOLOGY GROUP

DR ADA KRUISBEEK, Division of Immunology, Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam, will lecture at 6 p.m. on Monday, 12 May, in the Lecture Theatre, the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology. The meeting will be chaired by Professor Andrew McMichael.

Subject: `Regulation of T cell tolerance.'

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OXFORD MEDIEVAL SOCIETY

PROFESSOR K. MORRISON, New Brunswick, New Jersey, will lecture at 8.30 p.m. on Thursday, 15 May, in the Lee Building, Christ Church. Wine will be served from 8.15 p.m. New members are welcome.

Subject: `The cult of me: the Wilton Diptych and Julian of Norwich' (with slides).

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FRIENDS OF THE PITT RIVERS MUSEUM

Beatrice Blackwood Lecture 1997

JOHN MACK, Keeper, Museum of Mankind, London, will deliver the Beatrice Blackwood Lecture at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, 14 May, in the Inorganic Chemistry Lecture Theatre, South Parks Road. For further information, telephone Oxford 554281.

Subject: `Art, divination, and knowledge.'

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TRANSLATION RESEARCH IN OXFORD

Yves Bonnefoy, poet and translator, will attend meeting at St Hugh's College on Saturday, 21 June. Registration costs £15 (students £3); lunch £7. Registration details may be obtained from Edith McMorran, St Hugh's College.

YVES BONNEFOY
10.30 a.m.: readings of his poems.
12 noon: `La communauté des traducteurs.'
2.15 p.m.: `Traduire Yeats.'

M. EDWARDS
3.15 p.m.: `Bonnefoy in English.'

YVES BONNEFOY
4.30 p.m.: `Traduire Shakespeare, The Tempest.'

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EUROPEAN AFFAIRS SOCIETY

The following lectures will be given at 8.30 p.m. on the days shown. Further lectures may be arranged, of which details will be announced later. Admission is free to members of the society, £2 for non-members, £4 for non-University members. For further information, telephone Matthew Robinson (telephone: 0958 362544).

G. KOLODKO, former Deputy Prime Minister, Poland
Fri. 9 May, Harris Building, Oriel College: `Post-Communism: from "shock therapy" to therapy without shock.'

E. GUYON, Director, École Normal Supérieure
Fri. 23 May, Saskatchewan Room, Exeter College: `French higher education: Grandes Ecoles for Europe?'

K. HABSBURG, MEP, President, Paneuropa Movement
Tue. 27 May, Harris Building, Oriel College: `A pan-European vision of Europe.'

LORD DAHRENDORF
Wed. 4 June, Nissan Institute Lecture Theatre, St Antony's: `Money, politics, and Europe.'

THE RT. HON. TRISTAN GAREL-JONES, former UK Minister for Europe
Mon. 16 June, Harris Building, Oriel College: `British Conservatism: any European future?'

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INTERNATIONAL LAW ASSOCIATION (BRITISH BRANCH)

Oxford Speakers Series: corrigendum

SIR FRANKLIN BERMAN, Legal Adviser, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, will lecture at 8.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 14 May, and not on 17 May, as stated in the Gazette of 24 April. The lecture will be given in the Habakkuk Room, Jesus College. Further information is available from Dr Michael Byers, Jesus College (telephone: (2)79680, fax: (2)79687, e-mail: michael.byers@jesus.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `Reservations to treaties.'

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