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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SLADE LECTURES 1996–7

Art and uncertainty: technical studies, art history, and conservation

PROFESSOR DAVID BOMFORD, Slade Professor 1996–7, will deliver the following lectures at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Lecture Hall, the Taylor Institution.

22 Jan.: `Material paintings: limits of deduction.'

29 Jan.: ` "The Invention of Painting in Oyle" .'

5 Feb.: `Trompe l'oeil, perspective, and illusion.'

12 Feb.: `Authenticity and authorship.'

19 Feb.: `Pentimenti.'

26 Feb.: `Impressionist trajectories.'

5 Mar.: `Supporting roles: episodes from a history of conservation.'

12 Mar.: `Positivism and picture cleaning.'

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CLINICAL MEDICINE

Oxford Clinical Neurosciences Lectures

The following lectures will be given on Fridays in the New Lecture Theatre, the ASC Building, the Radcliffe Infirmary. They will take place at 11.30 a.m., except for the 31 January lecture, which will be given at 11 a.m.

DR P. BROWN, National Hospital for Neurology
17 Jan.: `Muscle sounds and the control of movement.'

PROFESSOR J. WOLINSKY, Texas
31 Jan.: `Neuroimaging in multiple sclerosis.'

DR P. SHAW, Royal Victoria Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne
21 Feb.: `Recent advances in motor neurone disease.'

DR P. GOADSBY, Institute of Neurology
14 Mar.: `The neurobiology of headache.'

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MODERN HISTORY

Special Faculty Lecture

T. GARTON ASH will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 30 January, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Trials, purges, and history lessons: treating the Communist past in Germany and the new democracies of Central Europe.'

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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 W.D. RUBINSTEIN, University of Wales at Aberystwyth
22 Jan: `The Weber thesis and British entrepreneurship.'

D. SUNDERLAND Wolfson College
29 Jan: `Principals and agents: the Crown Agents 1870–1914.'

DR N. ZAHIDIEH, Edinburgh
5 Feb: `Credit, risk, and reputation in seventeenth- century colonial trade.'

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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PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Hinshelwood Lectures

PROFESSOR P.G. WOLYNES, William H. and Janet Lycan Professor of Chemistry, University of Illinois, will deliver the Hinshelwood Lectures at 11.15 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Hilary Term, in the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory, commencing on Tuesday, 28 January.

Convener: J.P. Simons, MA, Dr Lee's Professor of Chemistry.

Subject: `Protein folding problems with solutions.'

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INTERDEPARTMENTAL GRADUATE LECTURES IN SCIENCE

The new microscopies—from molecules to man

The following lectures will be given at 12 noon on Thursdays and Fridays in the Lindemann Lecture Theatre, the Clarendon Laboratory.

Convener: G.A.D. Briggs, MA, Reader in Materials Science.


Week 1: the renaissance in optical microscopy

DR DAVID SHOTTON, Lecturer in Zoology.

23 Jan.: `Seeing the invisible.'
24 Jan.: `Seeing molecules.'


Week 2: acoustic microscopy

DR OLEG KOLOSOV, EPSRC Advanced Fellow.

30 Jan.: `Seeing in the darkness.'
31 Jan.: `Beyond the wavelength limits.'


Week 3: electron microscopy

DR AMANDA PETFORD-LONG, Royal Society University Research Fellow.

6 Feb.: `Using electrons to see atoms.'
7 Feb.: `Watching atoms move.'


Week 4: the atom probe field ion microscope

DR ALFRED CEREZO, Lecturer in Materials.

13 Feb.: `Using atoms to see atoms.'
14 Feb.: `An atomic-scale body scanner for metals.'


Week 5: scanning tunnelling microscopy

DR ANDREW BRIGGS, Reader in Materials Science.

20 Feb.: `Studying atoms and bonds on surfaces.'
21 Feb.: `Observing and manipulating molecules.'


Week 6: biomolecular scanning probe microscopy

DR SAUL TENDLER, Reader in Biophysical Chemistry, Nottingham University.

27 Feb.: `Biomolecules under the microscope.'
28 Feb.: `Probing biomolecular interactions.'


Week 7: scanning electrochemical microscopy

PROFESSOR ALLEN HILL, Professor of Bioinorganic Chemistry.

6 Mar.: `Studying modified electrodes by scanning probe microscopy.'

Magnetic resonance imaging

DR PETER STYLES, Acting Unit Director, MRC Biochemical and Clinical Magnetic Resonance Unit.

7 Mar.: `MRI—a tool kit for imaging structure, physiology, and biochemistry.'


Week 8: imaging thought

DR PAUL MATTHEWS, Clinical Research Reader in Neurology.

13 Mar.: `Monitoring local changes in the brain.'
14 Mar.: `Changes in brain state during cognitive processes.'

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ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM

Sir David Piper New Year Lecture 1997

DR HELEN CLIFFORD, former Leverhulme Fellow in the History of Oxford College Silver, will deliver the Sir David Piper New Year Lecture at 11 a.m. on Friday, 3 January, in the Lecture Theatre, the Taylor Institution. Admission is free.

Subject: `Oxford college silver.'

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DEPARTMENT FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION

Continuing Professional Development Centre

Bioscience, innovation, and patents

This meeting, to be chaired by Dr Rachel Strachan, will be held on Monday, 16 December, in the Lecture Theatre, Rewley House.

The meeting is open free of charge to all Oxford University graduate students in the biological, physiological, and psychological sciences, and clinical medicine. Prior registration is required, and details should be e-mailed to Dominic.wynn@conted.ox.ac.uk.

Places are limited and will be offered on a first-come- first-served basis.

MR G. HAMLIN,, Patent Office
2 p.m.: `Patents and protecting inventions in biology.'

MR J. SHEDDEN, Isis Innovation
3 p.m.: `Innovations, patents, and good science—case histories from biology.'

DR N. SCOTT-RAM, British Biotechnology Ltd.
4.15 p.m.: `Innovation from nature—case histories of taking good ideas to market.'

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ALL SOULS COLLEGE

More thoughts on the Constitution: lectures to mark the fiftieth anniversary of L.S. Amery's Chichele Lectures `Thoughts on the Constitution'

THE RT. HON. LORD BELOFF, Emeritus Fellow, will deliver the following lectures at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Old Library, All Souls College.

6 Feb.: `Amery and the Constitution—what is new today?'

13 Feb.: `The nature of the United Kingdom and the challenge of "devolution".'

20 Feb.: `Britain in the European Union—can the Constitution survive?'

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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 M. STRATHERN, Cambridge
30 Jan.: `Environments within: an ethnographic commentary on scale.'

PROFESSOR H. RITVO, MIT
13 Feb.: `The animal environment.'

PROFESSOR J. HOUSE, Courtauld Institute of Art
27 Feb.: `The French nineteenth-century landscape.'

PROFESSOR F. MYERS, New York
13 Mar.: `Re/conceptualising the native: environmentalism, primitivism, and claiming the Australian Western Desert.'

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MANSFIELD COLLEGE

Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society

`Head to Head' debates

The following debates will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

PROFESSOR M. PERUTZ, Cambridge, and PROFESSOR N. MAXWELL, London (Chair: J. Durant, Assistant Director, National Museum of Science, London)
23 Jan.: `Is science properly suited to resolve contemporary ecological dilemmas?'

PROFESSOR P. RICHARDS, UCL, and PROFESSOR L. WOLPERT, UCL (Chair: Professor D. Hawksworth, President, International Union of Biological Sciences)
6 Feb.: `Is indigenous knowledge science?'

DR M.-W. HO, Open University, and PROFESSOR H. MILLER, Stanford (Chair: Professor B. Wynne, Lancaster)
20 Feb.: `Is self-regulation appropriate for biotechnology?'

DR P. PORTNEY, President, Resources for the Future, Washington, DC, and MR J. ELKINGTON, chairman, SustainAbility (Chair: Professor C. Mayer)
6 Mar.: `Business strategy and environmental policy.'

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CAMPION HALL

Martin D'Arcy Lectures 1997

PROFESSOR CLARENCE GALLAGHER, SJ, Pontifical Oriental Institute, Rome, will deliver the Martin D'Arcy Lectures at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays 29 January, 5, 12, 19, 26 February, and 5 March (weeks 2–7 of Hilary Term), in the Lecture Room, Campion Hall. All are welcome.

Subject: `Discordant canons: medieval canon law and canonists in the East and in the West.'

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