Lectures

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INAUGURAL LECTURE

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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CLARENDON LECTURES IN MANAGEMENT STUDIES 1997

The modern firm: economics, strategy, and organisation

PROFESSOR JOHN ROBERTS, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University, will deliver the inaugural series of the Clarendon Lectures in Management Studies on the following days in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building. The lectures will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, and at 4 p.m. on Thursday.

Tue. 29 Apr.: `Designing the modern firm: the economic logic of strategy and organisation.'

Wed. 30 Apr.: `Inside the modern firm: internal organisation and management.'

Thur. 1 May: `The boundaries of the modern firm: markets, hierarchies, and more.'

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CYRIL FOSTER LECTURE 1997

DR PIERRE HASSNER, Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches Internationales, Paris, will deliver the 1997 Cyril Foster Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 23 October, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `The bourgeois and the barbarian: war and peace in the post-military age.'

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CLINICAL MEDICINE

Nuffield Department of Orthopaedic Surgery: David Fuller Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR R. DICKSON, Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Leeds, will lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 19 March, in the Lecture Theatre, the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre.

Subject: `Thoraco-lumbar spinal injuries.'

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Department of Clinical Neurology: guest lectures

The following guest lectures will be given at 11.30 a.m. on Fridays in the New Lecture Theatre, the ASC Building, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

DR R. HOWARD, National Hospital for Neurology
18 Apr.: `Central respiratory abnormalities in neurological disease.'

DR G. SAWLE, Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham
9 May: `Functional MRI of the motor system.'

DR L. NASHEF, Kent and Canterbury Hospital
20 June: `Mortality in epilepsy.'

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COMMITTEE FOR COMPARATIVE PHILOLOGY AND GENERAL LINGUISTICS

PROFESSOR J.L. GARCIA RAMON, University of Cologne, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 17 March, in the Centre for Linguistics and Philology, Walton Street.

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

Subject: `Infinitive(s) in Indo-European?'

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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: C.H. Feinstein, MA, Chichele Professor of American History, J.S. 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.

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

PROFESSOR 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.'

PROFESSOR L. NEAL, Illinois–Urbana
20 May: `John Law's speculative attack on the South Sea Bubble: international capital movements in the first emerging markets.'

PROFESSOR K. HARLEY, Western Ontario
27 May: `Cotton textile exports: prices, profits, and welfare.'

PROFESSOR 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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SCHOOL OF GEOGRAPHY

International conference: Information and the City

This one-day conference, organised by the journal City, will be held on Saturday, 22 March, 10.30 a.m.–6.30 p.m., in the School of Geography. Professor Manuel Castells, Professor of Planning and Sociology, University of California at Berkeley, will be among the speakers.

Attendance costs £75 (individual) and £130 (institutional); students concessions are subject to availability. Applications should be sent to Jackie Elliman, 5 Dryden Street, London WC2E 9NW (telephone: 0171-829 8465, fax: 0171-240 5600).

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SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT STUDIES

P.D. Leake Lectures in Accounting

PROFESSOR JAMES OHLSON, Columbia University, will deliver the P.D. Leake Lectures at the following times in the Harland Room, St Anne's College.

Further details are available from Professor Anthony Hopwood or Deborah Cox at the School of Management Studies, Radcliffe Infirmary (telephone; 228521). For those particularly interested in the subject material, each lecture will be followed by an in-depth discussion period.

Thur. 20 Mar., 9 a.m.: `Earnings, book values, and dividends in valuation: a synthesis of key concepts.'

Thur. 20 Mar., 2 p.m.: `Historical cost accounting and its relevance to valuation settings.'


Fri. 21 Mar., 9 a.m.: `Accounting in agency US valuation settings.'

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NISSAN INSTITUTE OF JAPANESE STUDIES

Special Seminar

PROFESSOR RONALD DORE, London School of Economics, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Friday, 14 March, in the Nissan Insitute of Japanese Studies.

Subject: `The deregulation debate in Japan and Britain.'

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SOMERVILLE COLLEGE

James Bryce Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR ANTHONY CLARE will deliver the James Bryce Memorial Lecture at 5 pm on Tuesday, 6 May, in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

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OXFORD IMMUNOLOGY GROUP

DR A. LAW will lecture at 6 p.m. on Monday, 17 March, in the Lecture Theatre, the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology. The meeting will be chaired by Dr a. Neil Barclay.

Subject: `The truth and myth of integrin heterodimer formation and ligand binding.'

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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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