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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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CLARENDON LAW LECTURES

Business Torts

MR TONY WEIR, Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, will deliver the second series of Clarendon Law Lectures in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building, as follows: Wednesday, 30 October, 5–7 p.m., and Thursday, 31 October, 5–5.50 p.m.

The lectures take place under the auspices of the Oxford University Press and the Faculty of Law.

The lectures are open to the public, and those wishing to attend are advised to arrive early.

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NELLIE WALLACE LECTURES 1997–8

Corrigendum

PROFESSOR GIAN B. CONTE, Dipartimento di Filologia Classica, Università degli studi di Pisa, will deliver the Nellie Wallace Lectures for 1997–8 during Hilary Term 1998 on dates to be announced in due course.

This replaces the notice published in the Gazette of 26 September (p. 14) which incorrectly stated that the lectures would be given in Trinity Term 1998.

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ANTHROPOLOGY AND GEOGRAPHY

Special Lecture

PROFESSOR B.L. TURNER II, Professor of Geography, Clark University, Massachusetts, Director of the George Perkins Marsh Institute, will lecture at 2.15 p.m. on Friday, 18 October, in the Senior Common Room, the School of Geography.

Convener: M. Williams, MA, Professor of Geography.

Subject: `Land use/cover change: research in global environmental change and sustainable development.'

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Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology

Ethnicity and Identity Seminar: the significance of kinship

The following seminars will be held at 11 a.m. on Fridays in the ISCA. Details of the 6 December seminar will be announced later.

Conveners: Shirley Ardener, Tamara Dragadze, Robert Parkin, and Jonathan Webber.

DR T. DRAGADZE, London
18 Oct.: `Kinship and politics in the Caucasus.'

PROFESSOR R.H. BARNES
25 Oct.: `Alliance and identity in an Indonesian fishing village.'

DR C. IFEKA, University College, London
1 Nov.: `The production of power, kinship, and ethnicity in forest "warfare" on the Nigeria–Cameroon border.'

PROFESSOR J. CLAMMER, Japan
8 Nov.: `The racialisation of identity in south-east Asia: biology, cultural politics, and the invention of patriarchy in contemporary Singapore.'

RABBI DR J. ROMAIN, Maidenhead
15 Nov.: `The effect of mixed-faith marriages on family life and identity.'

DR C. MACDONAUGH, Oxford Brookes
22 Nov: `The limits of kinship: an aspect of Tharu identity in south-west Nepal.'

DR J. LLOBERA, University College, London
29 Nov.: `Aspects of Catalan kinship, identity, and nationalism.'

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BIOLOGIAL SCIENCES

Department of Plant Sciences

The following research talks will be given at 4 p.m. on the days shown in the Large Lecture Theatre, the Department of Plant Sciences. They will take place on Thursdays, except for the seminars to be held on Wednesday, 13 November, and Wednesday, 20 November.

Convener: J.A.C. Smith, MA, University Lecturer in Plant Science.

Third-year graduate students
17 Oct.: Talks on work-in-progress.

DR M.M. CAMPBELL
24 Oct.: `How do plants make xylem?'

PROFESSOR M. FREELING, Berkeley
31 Oct.: `Induction of the ligule in the primordial maize leaf.'

PROFESSOR R.J.P. WILLIAMS
7 Nov.: `A chemical approach to evolution.'

PROFESSOR S.P. MCGRATH, Soil Science Department, IACR- Rothamsted
13 Nov.: `Metals in soils: sources, impacts, and their removal.'

DR S. SMEEKENS, Utrecht
20 Nov.: `Genetic analysis of sugar sensing in plants.'

DR A.E. OSOURN, John Innes Centre, Norwich
28 Nov.: `Saponins and plant defence.'

PROFESSOR A.D. HANSON, Florida
5 Dec.: `Biosynthesis of the osmoprotectant DMSP: a tale of two pathways.'

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CLINICAL MEDICINE

Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

The following lectures will be given on Thursday, 10 October, in the Anne Anderson Lecture Theatre, Level 3, the Women's Centre, the John Radcliffe Hospital.

MR R. SMITH, Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School 2 p.m.: `HIV in obstetrics and gynaecology.'

DR I. SARGENT
3 p.m.: `Placental immunology.'

MR S. KENNEDY, DR G. GAFFNEY, and DR J. ZAIDI
4 p.m.: `Obstetric/gynaecology statistics for the Women's Centre.'

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Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine: Division of Clinical Geratology

The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Seminar Room, the Department of Clinical Geratology, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

Convener: J. Grimley Evans, DM, Professor of Clinical Geratology.

DR L.K. BOWKER
9 Oct.: `Predicting futile resuscitation (CPR).'

MR J. SALMON
16 Oct.: `Chronic glaucoma.'

DR N. QIZILBASH
23 Oct.: `Update on the Memory Trials Research Group.'

PROFESSOR GRIMLEY EVANS
30 Oct.: `Ageing populations—what needs to be done?'

DR J. ARMITAGE
6 Nov.: `Lipids and cardiovascular disease in later life.'

DR A. WILSON
13 Nov.: `The impact of rural development on blood pressure in Zimbabwe.'

MR CRANSTON
20 Nov.: `Diagnosis and management of prostatic cancer.'

DR J. DANESH
27 Nov.: `Helicobacter Pylori and coronary heart disease.'

DR N. QIZILBASH
4 Dec.: `The effectiveness of tacrine for Alzheimer's disease.'

DR Z. CHEN
11 Dec.: `Aspirin for acute stroke: preliminary results from mega-trials.'

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Nuffield Department of Orthopaedic Surgery: Clinical Research Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 4.15 p.m. on Mondays in the Lecture Theatre of the department.

Conveners: J. Kenwright, BM, MA, Nuffield Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, and M.J.O. Francis, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in Orthopaedic Surgery.

PROFESSOR N. CARTWRIGHT, LSE (Chairman)
14 Oct.: Symposium on models in the biological and physical sciences.

DR R. BAYSTON, City Hospital, Nottingham
21 Oct.: `Adherence and exopolymer production in staphylococcal implant-related infection; discovery, confusion, resolution, and clinical significance.'

MR J. CHURCH, consultant orthopaedic surgeon
28 Oct.: `Larva therapy in the management of chronic wounds and deep infection.'

PROFESSOR D. TAYLOR, Trinity College, Dublin
11 Nov.: `Strategies for research and development in bioengineering.'

DR A. FLANAGAN, St Mary's Hospital
25 Nov.: `The generation of human osteoclasts.'

PROFESSOR A. GOODSHIP
9 Dec.: `Principles of fracture repair.'

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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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LAW, CENTRE FOR THE ADVANCED STUDY OF EUROPEAN AND COMPARATIVE LAW

THE RT. HON. LORD MACKAY OF CLASHFERN, Lord High Chancellor, and H.E. MONSIEUR JACQUES TOUBON, Minister of Justice, France, will speak at 5 p.m. on Friday, 25 October, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

Subject: `The importance of a European legal education.'

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MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

Probability and Statistics Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Department of Statistics.

Convener: P. Clifford, MA, Reader in Mathematical Statistics.

DR W.N. VENABLES, Adelaide
17 Oct.: `Profiling likelihood functions.'

DR L. BREYER, Queensland
24 Oct.: `On conditioning diffusions for non-explosion.'

DR J.E. KENNEDY
31 Oct.: `Some aspects of interest rate pricing models.'

DR S. MAYBANK, Reading
7 Nov.: `Bearings only tracking in the plane.'

DR E.B. MARTIN, Newcastle
14 Nov.: `Neural networks—another tool in the toolbox.'

PROFESSOR P.J. BROWN, Kent
21 Nov.: `Pattern recognition with curves.'

DR J. CARPENTER
28 Nov.: `Test inversion bootstrap confidence intervals.'

PROFESSOR X.-L. MENG, Chicago
5 Dec.: `Inferences under uncongeniality: super-efficiency and inadmissibility.'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Seminar: French Literature from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Danson Room, Trinity College.

Conveners: J. Mallinson (Trinity College), S. Pierse (Trinity College), and A. Charlton (New College).

A. LEVI
17 Oct.: `What was the querelle du Cid about?'

G. KAHN
31 Oct.: `Figaro par lui-même.'

E. DUBOIS
14 Nov.: `Jeanne Françoise de Chantal, épistolière: some thoughts on the genre of the lettre de direction.'

N. HAMMOND, Cambridge
28 Nov.: `Epistolary performances: Mme de Sévigné and the theatricality of discourse.'

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Graduate Seminar in Spanish Studies

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Taylor Institution.

Conveners: I.D.L. Michael, MA, King Alfonso XIII Professor of Spanish Studies, and C.P. Thompson, MA, D.Phil., Faculty Lecturer in Spanish.

THE REVD DR COLIN THOMPSON
15 Oct.: `Lope de Vega as a conceptista poet.'

DR N. GRIFFITHS, Birmingham
22 Oct.: `Popular religious scepticism and idiosyncrasy in post-Tridentine Cuenca.'

PROFESSOR MICHAEL
5 Nov.: `The rediscovery of early Spanish literature.'

DR D.G. PATTISON
12 Nov.: `The theatricality of Celestina.'

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MODERN HISTORY

Germany in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in 70 Woodstock Road.

Conveners: A.J. Nicholls, B.Phil., MA, Special (non-CUF) Lecturer in Modern History, and H.J.O. Pogge von Strandmann, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Modern History.

DR P. GHOSH
14 Oct.: `After Weber: an interpretation of the Second Reich.'

DR G. ROBERTS, University College, Cork
21 Oct.: `Soviet planning for the occupation of Germany, 1941–5.'

PROFESSOR R.J. EVANS, Birkbeck College, London
28 Oct.: `The Bailiff's Magic Rod: corporal punishment in nineteenth-century Germany.'

PROFESSOR POGGE VON STRANDMANN
4 Nov.: `Europe and Russia in 1922: a missed opportunity for reconstruction?'

DR P. GRIEDER
11 Nov.: `Communist high politics in East Germany, 1946–73.'

L. O'KEEFE, formerly HM Ambassador to Prague
18 Nov.: ` "When the walls came tumbling down", 1989–91.'

MS L. HIRSCH, Stanford
25 Nov.: `German cultural policies in occupied Poland during the First World War.'

DR H. AFFLERBACH, Düsseldorf
2 Dec.: `Kaiser Wilhelm II as supreme war-lord.'

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Problems in the history of science and technology

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the History of Science and Technology Seminar Room, the Modern History Faculty Building.

Convener: R. Fox, MA, D.Phil., Professor of the History of Science.

DR K.D. WATSON, Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, London
17 Oct.: `Proof of poisoning: developments in forensic toxicology in nineteenth- century Britain.'

MONSIEUR B. LELONG, Paris
24 Oct.: `The translation of ion physics from Cambridge to Oxford: John Townsend and the Drapers' Company Electrical Laboratory, 1900–14.'

DR A. PACEY, Open University
31 Oct.: `China and India in the history of technology.'

DR B. HARTLEY
7 Nov.: `The living academies of Nature: scientific experiment in learning and communicating the new skills of early nineteenth-century landscape.'

DR C. SMITH, Kent
14 Nov.: `Reinventing origins: Lord Kelvin and the age of the Earth.'

PROFESSOR J. PARR, Simon Fraser
21 Nov.: `Engineering for excess: technologies designed for saturated markets.'

MS A. SECORD, Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, Cambridge
28 Nov.: `Observing differences: artisans, gentlemen, and the work of nineteenth- century botany.'

DR A. CHAPMAN
5 Dec.: ` "Lacking an independent fortune...": G.B. Airy and the beginning of professionalisation in British astronomy, 1828–81.'

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ORIENTAL STUDIES

Seminar in Jewish–Muslim relations

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, 45 St Giles'.

Conveners: D. Frank (Ph.D. Harvard), R.L. Nettler (MA McGill), Fellows, Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, and A. Tanenbaum.

DR G. BOS, University College, London
21 Oct.: `Popular science and culture in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Palestine.'

PROFESSOR J. LASSNER, Northwestern University
4 Nov.: `The use of quotations from the Hebrew Bible in an anti-Islamic text from Ottoman Egypt.'

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PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Oxford Physics Colloquia

The following lectures will be given at 4.15 p.m. on Fridays in the Lindemann Lecture Theatre, the Clarendon Laboratory.

Conveners: R.J. Nicholas, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Physics, and G.G. Ross, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Theoretical Physics.

PROFESSOR H. WALTHER, Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik, Garching
25 Oct.: `Quantum optics of a single atom.'

PROFESSOR SIR M. BERRY, Bristol
1 Nov.: `Chaos and classical limits.'

PROFESSOR G. EFSTATHIOU
15 Nov.: `Cobras samba.'

DR C. EBERLEIN, Camridge
22 Nov.: `Sonoluminescence as quantum vacuum radiation.'

PROFESSOR L. EAVES, Nottingham
29 Nov.: `Quantum chaology in semiconductor heterostructures.'

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Geophysical and Nonlinear Fluid Dynamics Seminars

The following seminars will be held in the Dobson Lecture Room, the Atmospheric Physics Laboratory. With the exception of the seminar to be held at 11.15 a.m. on Tuesday, 22 October, they will take place at 2.15 p.m. on Mondays.

Convener: P.L. Read, MA, University Lecturer in Physics.

DR W. NORTON
14 Oct.: `Mixing of air masses in the stratosphere.'

PROFESSOR T. RATIU, California, Santa Cruz
22 Oct.: `Stability analysis and self- organisation via relative equilibria.'

DR D. MARSHALL, Reading
28 Oct.: `Topographic steering of large- scale ocean currents.'

DR W. ARTER, AEA Technology PLC
4 Nov.: `Numerical simulation of magnetic fusion plasmas.'

DR C. JONES, Reading
11 Nov.: `Simulations of the stratocumulus–trade cumulus transition with the Colorado State University General Circulation Model.'

DR D. PARKER, Reading
18 Nov.: `Barotropic instability in uniform strain and the consequences for explosive cyclogenesis in the atmosphere.'

DR N. BALMFORTH, Nottingham
25 Nov.: `Stability of vorticity defects in shear flow.'

DR T. PALMER, ECMWF, Reading
2 Dec.: `Some applications of singular vectors and related adjoint methods to atmospheric predictability.'

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PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

University Laboratory of Physiology

The following seminars will be held at 12 noon on Wednesdays in the Sherrington Room, the University Laboratory of Physiology.

Convener: J.C. Ellory, MA, Professor of Physiology.

PROFESSOR J.T. DEITMER, Kaiserslautern, Germany
16 Oct.: `pH and calcium signallign in glial cells.' (Seminar sponsored by the Physiological Society)

PROFESSOR P.B.C. MATTHEWS
23 Oct.: `Using the EMG to explore the properties of motoneurons, reflexes, and higher motor coding.' (Seminar sponsored by the Physiological Society)

DR K. FOX, Cardiff
30 Oct.: `Mechanisms underlying plasticity in the barrel cortex.' (McDonnell–Pew Seminar)

DR P.R. GORDON-WEEKS, King's College, London
6 Nov.: `MAP1B phosphorylation and growth cone pathfinding.' (Jenkinson Seminar)

DR V.L. LEW, Cambridge
13 Nov.: `Sickle cell anaemia: the long way from molecular origin to pathophysiology.' (Seminar sponsored by the Physiological Society)

PROFESSOR R.J. NAFTALIN, King's College, London
20 Nov.: `The role of colonic crypts in water and ion transport.' (Seminar sponsored by the Physiological Society)

DR D. MAURER, MRC Cognitive Development Unit, London
27 Nov.: `Does seeing come naturally? Vision at birth and after congenital cataract.' (McDonnell–Pew Seminar)

DR D.J. TOLHURST, Cambridge
4 Dec.: `Threshold and contrast- normalisation models of the responses of cat simple cells.' (McDonnell–Pew Seminar)

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Department of Human Anatomy: Research Seminars

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

Convener: H.M. Charlton, MA, D.Phil., Acting Head of Department.

DR Z. ERZINLIOGLU, Cambridge
18 Oct.: `Forensic entomology—how insects solve crime.'

DR J. RUSSELL, Edinburgh
25 Oct.: `Modulation of the oxytocin system in pregnancy and parturition.' (Sponsored by Glaxo Wellcome Research and Development)

DR R. LESLIE
1 Nov.: `The piriform cortex and mood: a therapeutic site of action of lithium?'

DR R. RIDLEY, Cambridge
8 Nov.: `Prion diseases of humans and animals.'

PROFESSOR D. DE BONO, Leicester
15 Nov.: `The plasminogen activator and inhibitor system in the blood vessel wall: the usefulness of redundancy?' (Sponsored by Yamanouchi Research Institute)

PROFESSOR S. BROWN, MRC Laboratory, Harwell
22 Nov.: `Mouse models for genetic deafness.'

PROFESSOR S. GREENFIELD
29 Nov.: `Non-cholinergic acetylcholinesterase: fact or fantasy?'

PROFESSOR S. LIGHTMAN, Bristol
6 Dec.: `Stress and the neuroendocrine hypothalamus.'

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SOCIAL STUDIES

Senior Research Seminar in American Politics

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

Conveners: B.E. Shafer, MA, Mellor Professor of American Government, and colleagues.

PROFESSOR SHAFER
22 Oct.: `1996 in perspective: the two majorities in postwar American politics.'

GARY HART, Pembroke College, and attorney, Denver, Colorado
5 Nov.: `The modern Machiavelli: problems of leadership in contemporary American politics.'

PROFESSOR A.E. HOWARD, Virginia
19 Nov.: `A generational look at the Supreme Court in American politics.'

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THEOLOGY, ORIENTAL STUDIES

Eastern Christian Studies Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the House of St Gregory and St Macrina, 1 Canterbury Road.

Conveners: K.T. Ware, MA, D.Phil., Spalding Lecturer in Eastern Orthodox Studies, and S.P. Brock, MA, D.Phil., Reader in Syriac Studies.

DR BROCK
16 Oct.: `A remarkable monastic anthology from Sinai.'

DR WARE
30 Oct.: `The human person as an image of the Trinity: from Augustine to Gregory Palamas.'

DR O. NICHOLSON
13 Nov.: `Preparation for martyrdom in the early Church.'

DEAN N. SAKHAROV
27 Nov.: `The concept of image and likeness in Fr. Sophrony (Sakharov) (1896–1993).'

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BODLEIAN LIBRARY

Oxford Seminars in Cartography

SARAH TYACKE, Keeper of Public Records, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 24 October, in the Schola Astronomiae et Rhetoricae, Schools Quadrangle, the Bodleian Library.

Further details are available from Nick Millea, Map Curator, Bodleian Library (telephone: (2)77182, e-mail: nam@bodley.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `The earliest English chart-makers 1550–1650.'

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BYZANTINE STUDIES

The following seminars in Byzantine Studies will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the New Seminar Room, St John's College.

Conveners: Professor Elizabeth Jeffreys, Dr Marlia Mango, and Dr James Howard-Johnston.

PROFESSOR R. THOMSON
18 Oct.: `The defence of Armenian Orthodoxy in Sebeos.'

DR HOWARD-JOHNSTON
25 Oct.: `Sebeos and the Emperor Heraclius.'

DR M. WHITBY
1 Nov.: `George of Pisidia and the Emperor Heraclius.'

DR M. MANGO
8 Nov.: `Late antique silver in a private context: the Sevso Treasure.'

PROFESSOR M. JEFFREYS, Sydney
15 Nov.: `An electronic Digenis.'

DR I. ARZHENTSEVA, Moscow
22 Nov.: `Byzantine antiquities in the Caucasus.'

PROFESSOR C. CONSTANTINIDIS, Ioannina
29 Nov.: `Gardens in legal and other secular texts of the later Byzantine period.'

PROFESSOR R.R.R. SMITH
6 Dec.: `Late antique portraits in a public context: honorific statuary at Aphrodisias in Caria, AD 300–600.'

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COMPUTING LABORATORY

Programming Research Group

The Strachey Lecture

JAY MISRA, Texas, will deliver the Strachey Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 22 October, in the Computing Laboratory Lecture Theatre, the Wolfson Building.

Subject: `Powerlist: a structure for parallel recursion.'

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CENTRE FOR CRIMINOLOGICAL RESEARCH

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

Conveners: D.E.R. Faulkner, MA, Senior Research Associate of the centre, and R.G. Hood, MA, D.Phil., Head of Department and Reader in Criminology.

S. SHAW, Director, Prison Reform Trust
23 Oct.: `The case for a new Prison Act.'

E. FITZGERALD, QC
6 Nov.: `Recent cases in the domestic courts and the European Court of Human Rights.'

SIR DAVID RAMSBOTHAM, HM Chief Inspector of Prisons
20 Nov.: `Prisons and the public interest: inspection, oversight, and accountability.'

DR A. LIEBLING, Cambridge
4 Dec.: `Evaluating incentives and earned privileges—power, status, and influence.'

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ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE UNIT

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Mondays in the Main Lecture Theatre, the School of Geography.

Further information can be obtained from Martin Price, ECU, 1a Mansfield Road, Oxford (telephone: Oxford (2)81182).

PROFESSOR A. GOUDIE
21 Oct.: `Dust bowls—past, present, and future!'

DR B. VIRA
28 Oct.: `Trade liberalisation and environmental regulation—identifying the conflicts.'

DR C. TOULMIN, International Institute for Environment and Development
4 Nov.: `Dust bowls, drought, and desertification: what can a global convention do to help?'

DR J. LEGGETT
11 Nov.: `Something is moving in the greenhouse.'

DR J. WILLIAMS, Natural Resources Unit
18 Nov.: `Managing environmental change in developing countries: information, decisions, and intervention.'

DR D.DREWRY, Natural Environment Research Council
25 Nov.: `Rime on the Ancient Mariner: ice-sheets, climate change, and sea level.'

DR J. CORBETT, University College, London
2 Dec.: `Losers and gainers in the transition to sustainability: equity issues in Local Agenda 21 initiatives in Europe.'

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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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FILM STUDIES

European Cinema and Literary Movements

The meetings listed below will take place as follows: Wednesday lectures and seminars at 5 p.m. in 47 Wellington Square; Monday lectures at 10 a.m. in the Taylor Institution.

Related film-screenings are listed below.

Convener: I. Christie, MA, University Visiting Lecturer in Film.

PROFESSOR P. EVANS, Queen Mary and Westfield College, London
Wed. 23 Oct.: `Buñuel's dream narratives.'

K. THOMPSON, Wisconsin–Madison
Wed. 30 Oct.: `The silent Lubitsch: German v. American styles.'

O. TAPLIN
Wed. 6 Nov.: `Angelopoulos and the Greek tradition.'

MR CHRISTIE
Mon. 11 Nov. and Wed. 13 Nov.: `Film and the Russian avant-garde.'

C. EDWARDS
Mon. 18 Nov.: `German expressionist cinema.'

D. ROBINSON
Wed. 20 Nov.: `New light on the Caligari myth.'

G. NOWELL-SMITH
Mon. 25 Nov. and Wed. 27 Nov.: `Italian neo-realist cinema.'

MR CHRISTIE
Mon. 2 Dec.: ` "Auteurism"—for and against.'

PROFESSOR I.W.F. MACLEAN
Wed. 4 Dec.: `Parody, reflexivity, reference: Blow Up.'


Related film-screenings

The following films will be shown at the Phoenix Picture House, Walton Street, at 12 noon on Sundays, and at 2 p.m. on Wednesdays.

Sun. 13 Oct./Wed. 16 Oct.: The Red Shoes (UK, 1948; Powell–Pressburger).

Sun. 20 Oct./Wed. 23 Oct.: The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (France, 1972; Buñuel).

Wed. 30 Oct.: The Oyster Princess (Germany, 1919; Lubitsch) (with live accompaniment).

Sun. 3 Nov./Wed. 6 Nov.: Ulysses' Gaze (Greece, 1995; Angelopoulos).

Wed. 13 Nov.: The Battleship Potemkin (USSR, 1925; Eisenstein) (with live accompaniment).

Wed. 20 Nov.: The Cabinet of Dr Caligari (Germany, 1919; Wiene) (with live accompaniment).

Sun. 24 Nov./Wed. 27 Nov.: Rome Open City (Italy, 1945; Rossellini).

Wed. 4 Dec.: Special screening for course attenders.


Graduate Film Studies Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in Lecture Room C, Magdalen College. All those interested in film studies and film in relation to other fields are welcome.

Convener: I. Christie, MA, University Visiting Lecturer in Film.

MR CHRISTIE
22 Oct.: `Il miglior fabbro—Scorsese's debt to Powell.'

K. THOMPSON, Wisconsin–Madison
29 Oct.: `Storytelling in the New Hollywood: the case of Groundhog Day.'

B. COKELISS
5 Nov.: `Cutting patterns: editing the male body in Scorsese.'

J. BUCHANAN
12 Nov.: `Adaptation or appropriation? Forbidden Planet and Shakespeare.'

M. EATON, writer
19 Nov.: `Television drama—a screenwriter's perspective.'

P. COOK, East Anglia
26 Nov.: `Neither here nor there: national identity in Gainsborough costume drama.'

C. FINN
3 Dec.: `Capturing the wanderer: archaeology and nomads in filming The English Patient.'

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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 Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies.

DR O. ROY, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France
16 Oct.: `The failure of political Islam.'

PROFESSOR J. PISCATORI
23 Oct.: `Transnationalism of Islam.'

DR ABDEL WAHAB AL-EFFENDI, London
30 Oct.: `From margin to pariah: Sudan's trip around the edge.'

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LIBRARIES BOARD TRAINING CO- ORDINATING COMMITTEE

MR R.P. CARR, who will be taking up appointment as the Director of the University Library Services and Bodley's Librarian from 1 January 1997, will give a seminar at 5.15 p.m. on Tuesday, 15 October, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building. The seminar is part of the TCC series for library staff.

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

Subject: `Riding the tiger: the academic library in a climate of change.'

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MAISON FRANÇAISE

Franco-British seminars in the history of science: science, technology, and society since the First World War

The following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Maison Française.

Further details are available from Professor Robert Fox, Modern History Faculty, or the Director's Secretary, Maison Française.

Convener: M. Dominique Pestre, Directeur de recherche, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris, and Visiting Scholar, the Maison Française.

G. PAOLONI, Rome, D. EDGERTON, London, and M. PESTRE
15 Oct.: `Physical science and the military in Britain, France, and Italy since the Second World War.'

V. QUIRKE, Oxford, F. JACQ, Paris, and M. PESTRE
29 Oct.: `The physical and biomedical sciences and industry since the Second World War: the cases of France and Britain.'

J. HEILBRON, Oxford, J. MORRELL, Bradford, and M. PESTRE
12 Nov.: `Civility in physical science, 1918–39: Oxford, Paris, and California.'

J.-P. GAUDILLIÈRE, Paris, and C. WEBSTER, Oxford
26 Nov.: `Policies and practices in public health in post-war Britain and France.'

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QUEEN ELIZABETH HOUSE

Seminar in Contemporary South Asia

The following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in Queen Elizabeth House. With the exception of the 14 November meeting, which will be held in the Library Wing Seminar Room, the seminars will be held in the Blackhall Seminar Room.

P. VERA-SANSO, Kent
17 Oct.: `Dominant daughters-in-law and submissive mothers-in-law? Urban inversions in south India.'

M. O'SULLIVAN
24 Oct.: `The Muslim community and ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka.'

K. SARAP, Sambalpur
31 Oct.: `Land market transactions in rural India: theory and evidence.'

R. RUKMANI, Madras Institute of Development Studies
7 Nov.: `Agrarian relations, the role of the state and the process of urbanisation: a case study of Thanjavur district, India, 1901–91.'

P. JEFFERY, Edinburgh
14 Nov.: `Engendering institutional communalism: gender, community, and the local state in rural Bijnor.' (Joint seminar with the Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women)

J. BEALL, LSE
21 Nov.: `Urban poverty in Pakistan.'

S. KAVIRAJ, SOAS
28 Nov.: `Filth and the "Public Sphere": concepts and practices of space in Calcutta.'

M. LAU, SOAS
5 Dec.: `Access to environmental justice: a case study of Karachi.'


Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women

Gender, identity, and religion

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

Conveners: Janette Davies and Dr Lidia Sciama.

THE REVD GEORGE HARGREAVES
17 Oct.: `Gender negotiations within the black majority churches in Britain.'

DR J. WALDREN
24 Oct.: `Women and Christianity in contemporary Spain.'

DR HIROKO KAWANAMI, Lancaster
31 Oct.: `Can women be celibate? Asceticism and sexuality in Theravada Buddhism.'

DR M. BANKS
7 Nov.: `Jainism and gender.'

DR P. JEFFERY, Edinburgh
14 Nov.: `Engendering institutional communalism: gender, community, and the local state in rural Bijnor.' (Joint seminar with the Contemporary South Asia Programme)

L. LAUER
21 Nov.: `Creating the Western Lady: missionary efforts in India and China (1860–1920).'

DR N. ABU-ZAHRA
28 Nov.: `The pure and the powerful: a study of Egyptian women.'

Y.N. YASHIN, Princeton
5 Dec.: `Gender, religion, and public culture in Turkey.'

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QUEEN ELIZABETH HOUSE AND THE INDIAN STUDIES CENTRE, ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Evening Seminar on South Asia

MS CRIANA CONNAL will give a seminar at 8 p.m. on Monday, 2 December, in the New Room, Hilda Besse Building, St Antony's College.

Subject: `The Bandit Queen, Kali and Phoolan Devi.'

The following films will be shown at 8 p.m. on Mondays in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College: Bhaji on the Beach on 21 October (introduced by the director, Gurinder Chaddha); Father, son and holy war on 11 November (a film by Anand Patwardhan, introduced by Nandini Gooptu).

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GREEN COLLEGE

Radcliffe Lecture

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.'

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LINACRE COLLEGE

Linacre Lectures 1996–7

Culture and Environment

The Linacre Lectures will be given at 5.30 p.m. on Thursdays in Lecture Theatre A, the Zoology/Psychology Building.

Linacre College acknowledges the generosity of Riche Monde (Bangkok) Ltd. in making the current lecture series possible.

PROFESSOR B. CUNLIFFE
24 Oct.: `Landscapes with people.'

PROFESSOR D. LOWENTHAL, University College, London
7 Nov.: `Environment as heritage: legacies of locale.'

PROFESSOR R. PORTER, Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, London
21 Nov.: `And was Jerusalem...? The English Enlightenment and the environment.'

PROFESSOR I. ARMSTRONG, Birkbeck College, London
5 Dec.: `The transformations of glass: technology and text in nineteenth-century culture.'

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MANSFIELD COLLEGE

Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Council Room, Mansfield College (ground floor, main building).

Further information is available from the Project Administrator, OCEES, Mansfield College, Oxford OX1 3TF (telephone: Oxford (2)70886, e-mail: ocees@mansfield.ox.ac.uk).

E. GOLDSMITH, founder and editor The Ecologist
15 Oct.: `Towards a new environmental ethic.'

N. EINARSSON, Fisheries Research Institute, University of Iceland
22 Oct.: `Anthropomorphism and the use of metaphor in environmental discourse: why pigs must fly and whales sing.'

A. IRWIN, Brunel
29 Oct.: `Public responses to risk and environmental issues.'

M. COHEN, Ove Arup Research Fellow, OCEES
5 Nov.: `Limits of rational environmentalism.'

M. BELL, Iowa State and Newcastle
12 : `The natural conscience: towards a sociology of environmental morality.'

J. MEADOWCROFT, Sheffield
19 Nov.: `Implementing sustainable development in high consumption societies: a research design.'

C. BIEGERT, convener, World Uranium Hearing
26 Nov.: `Sacred ground—so what? White man's energy v. red man's philosophy in North America.'

T. DALYELL, Member of Parliament for Linlithgow
3 Dec.: `The environmental implications of the abuse of the UN and abuse of sanctions.'

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Special lecture

MIKHAIL GORBACHEV will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 28 October, in the Sheldonian Theatre (the Chancellor presiding).

Entry is free, but by ticket only, available from the Campaign Office, St Antony's College (telephone: (2)74496).

Subject: `Russia between the past and the future: a difficult path from totalitarianism to democracy.'


Asian Studies Centre

A view of Asian women through film

The following seminars, which will include the showing of a film, will take place in the New Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College. They will be given at 8 p.m. on Mondays, except for the meeting to be held on Thursday, 31 October, at 8.30 p.m.

Convener: J.M. Corbett, MA, Nissan Lecturer in the Economic and Social Development of Contemporary Japan.

14 Oct.: Half the Sky (China, 1995; 60 minutes). Speaker: Sun Shuyun (director).

21 Oct.: Bhaji on the Beach (UK, 1995; 97 minutes). Speaker: Gurinder Chadha (director). (Joint meeting with South Asian Evening Seminar)

31 Oct.: The Tenth Dancer (Cambodia, 1993), and Serene Smile (Cambodia; total film time about 75 minutes). Speaker: Dr Peter Carey, Trinity College.

4 Nov.: Rising above—Women of Vietnam (1994; 60 minutes). Speaker: Dr Sonja Ruehl, SOAS.

11 Nov.: Father, Son and Holy War (India, 1994; 120 minutes). Speaker: Dr Nandini Gooptu, St Antony's College. (Joint meeting with the South Asian Evening Seminar)

18 Nov.: Eat, Drink, Man, Woman (Taiwan, 1995; 120 minutes). Speaker: Dr Stuart Thompson, SOAS.

25 Nov.: Twenty-four Eyes (Japan, 1954; 158 minutes). Speaker: Dr Brian Powell, Keble College.


Special Seminar

MR C.Y. LEUNG, Baker & McKenzie, Hong Kong, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 15 October, in the New Room, the Hilda Besse Building, St Antony's College.

Subject: `China's corporatisation experiment: a lawyer's observations.'


Huan Hsing Foundation Distinguished Lecture in Asian Studies

PROFESSOR PER FISCHER, Mainz, formerly German Ambassador to Beijing, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 2 December, in the Fellows' Dining Room, the Hilda Besse Building, St Antony's College.

Subject: `Is democracy a panacea? Problems of transition in the PRC.'


Centre for Indian Studies

South Asian History Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Small Dining Room, first floor, Queen Elizabeth House.

Those attending are asked to note the changed venue and time.

Convener: D.A. Washbrook, MA, D.Phil., Reader in Modern South Asian History.

M. BANERJEE, University College, London
15 Oct.: `Feeding grass to lions: the Khudai Khidmatgar and Akali movements compared.'

S. BLACKBURN, SOAS
22 Oct.: `Orality, print, and the novel in nineteenth-century Tamil.'

A. GROUT, SOAS
29 Oct.: `Treasures of the Earth: attitudes to European mining in India, c.1770–1850.'

M. WASEEM
5 Nov.: `Between three worlds: perspectives on the Pakistani world-view.'

D. ALI, SOAS
12 Nov.: `Courtly fashioning in medieval India.'

R. YOUNG
19 Nov.: `Nationalism and its doubles.'

P. KIDAMBI
26 Nov.: `Popular politics in Bombay City, 1890–1920.'

M. ARIS
3 Dec.: `In search of Vanaratna (1384–1468): the life of "The Last Pandit" according to newly discovered Tibetan sources.'

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ST PETER'S COLLEGE AND THE INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY BRITISH HISTORY

Sir Alec Cairncross Lecture

PROFESSOR A. MILWARD will deliver the Sir Alec Cairncross Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 18 October, in the chapel, St Peter's College. All are welcome to attend.

Subject: `Europe, empire, and dominion: Britain and the EEC 1961–3.'

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WADHAM COLLEGE AND THE MATHEMATICAL INSTITUTE

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. All are welcome to attend.

Subject: `The complexity of our singular universe.'

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WOLFSON COLLEGE

Public Lecture

PROFESSOR GEORGE H. PETERS, Research Professor in Agricultural Economics, will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 24 October, in the Hall, Wolfson College.

Subject: `Starvation or plenty in 2020?'

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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 BODLEIAN

LAUREN KASSELL will give a thirty-minute lecture at 1 p.m. on Friday, 25 October, in the Cecil Jackson Room, the Sheldonian Theatre. All are invited.

Subject: `Better than sex and Shakespeare: Simon Forman's manuscripts.'

Sandwiches and wine will be served after the lecture at a cost of £2.50 per person, for which bookings should be made in advance with Mrs P.M. Sturgis, Membership Secretary, Friends of the Bodleian, Bodleian Library, Oxford OX1 3BG (telephone: Oxford (2)77234).

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OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY FORUM

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in Rewley House. All are welcome to attend.

PROFESSOR JOHN HONEY, sometime Professor of English, Osaka International University, Japan
24 Oct.: `Anagogic attitudes: authority, prescription, and chaos in language use.'

DR ROWENA FOWLER, Bristol
21 Nov.: `Robert Browning and the OED.'

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