Lectures

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MEYERSTEIN LECTURE

PROFESSOR I. HODDER, Cambridge, will deliver the Meyerstein Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 28 November, in the Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's College.

Subject: `Reopening Çatalhöyük; new light on the origins of complex societies.'

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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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ANTHROPOLOGY AND GEOGRAPHY

Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology

The following departmental seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Fridays in the Lecture Room, the Pauling Human Sciences Centre.

Conveners: N.J. Allen, B.Sc., B.Litt., BM, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in the Social Anthropology of South Asia, and P.G. Rivière, B.Litt., MA, D.Phil., Professor of Social Anthropology.

DR R. ASTUTI, lse
15 Nov.: `It's a boy. It's a girl! Reflection on sex and gender in Madagascar and beyond.'

DR D. JAMES, Witwatersrand
22 Nov.: `Anthropology, history, and the making of past and place: a case study from South Africa.'

DR M. BUTLER
29 Nov.: `About the house: Jane Austen's anthropological eye.'

DR C. KNIGHT, University of East London
6 Dec.: `The origins of language: current theories.'

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CLINICAL MEDICINE

Oxford Immunology Group

PROFESSOR BEAT IMHOF, Basle Institute of Immunology, Basle, Switzerland, will lecture at 6 p.m. on Monday, 18 November, in the Lecture Theatre, the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology. The meeting will be chaired by Dr A. Neil Barclay.

Subject: `T cells: from the embryonic progenitor to the colonisation of the periphery.'

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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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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

DR MADALENA GONÇALVES, Leitora in Portuguese, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 21 November, in Room T11, 47 Wellington Square.

Conveners: T.F. Earle, MA, D.Phil., King John II Professor of Portuguese Studies, and S.R. Parkinson, MA, University Lecturer in Portuguese Language and Linguistics.

Subject: `Bucolismo e Épica: duas visoes complementares na poesia de Afonso Duarte.'

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PROFESSOR ROMANO LUPERINI, University of Siena, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 4 December, in the Massey Room, Balliol College.

Convener: D. Zancani, MA, Faculty Lecturer in Italian.

Subject: `Note sull'allegoria in Montale.'

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MODERN HISTORY

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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SOCIAL STUDIES

PROFESSOR A.E. HOWARD, School of Law, University of Virginia, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 19 November, in the Clay Room, Nuffield College.

Convener: B.E. Shafer, MA, Mellon Professor of American Government.

Subject: `A generational look at the Supreme Court in American politics.'

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NISSAN INSTITUTE OF JAPANESE STUDIES

HE MR HIROAKI FUJII, Japanese Ambassador to the United Kingdom, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 22 November, in the Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies. All are welcome to attend.

Subject: `The Japan–US relationship.'

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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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QUEEN ELIZABETH HOUSE

Olof Palme Memorial Lecture

DR FRENE GINWALA, Speaker of the National Assembly, Parliament of the Republic of South Africa, will deliver the Olof Palme Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 25 November, in the Taylor Institution. All are welcome to attend.

Subject: `Justice and reconciliation—are they compatible?'

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CENTRE FOR SOCIO-LEGAL STUDIES

Comparative research in law and society

PROFESSOR B. VERSCHRAEGEN, Bielefeld, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 18 November, in the Buttery, Wolfson College.

Subject: `Grounds for divorce and selected consequences of divorce: a comparative approach.'

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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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KELLOGG COLLEGE

Research Seminars: current issues in professional education

DR G. HAYWARD will give a seminar at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 21 November, in the Sadler Room, Kellogg College.

Subject: `The socio-historical origins of competence based education and training.'

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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 INNOVATION SOCIETY

Oxford Innovation Society Winter Lecture

PROFESSOR HERMAN WALDMANN, FRS, will give a talk to the society at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 12 December, in the Department of Pharmacology.

Admission is by ticket only, obtainable from Isis Innovation (telephone: Oxford (2)72413).

Subject: `Reprogramming the immune system.'

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OXFORD SIGNALLING GROUP

The following lectures will be given at 5.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 27 November, in the Department of Pharmacology.

DR D. GARNETT: `Tyrosine kinase dependent signalling by glycolipid anchored receptors.'

DR J. WINGFIELD: `Isolation and identification of novel SH3 domain-containing proteins.'

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OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY FORUM

DR ROWENA FOWLER, Senior Lecturer, Department of Continuing Education, University of Bristol, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 21 November, in Rewley House.

Subject: `Robert Browning and the OED.'

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WESTMINSTER COLLEGE

Prometheus Lectures

Piety among the atheists: Dewey and Russell

DR ALAN RYAN will deliver the Prometheus Lectures at 8 p.m. on the days shown in the Lecture Theatre, the University Museum.

Admission to the lectures is free of charge, but advance booking is recommended. Enquiries should be directed to the Administrator, the School of Theology, Westminster College, Oxford OX2 9AT (telephone: Oxford 247644, ext. 5291).

Mon. 18 Nov.: `Atheism on the retreat.'

Wed. 20 Nov.: `Why he was not a Christian.'

Fri. 22 Nov.: `A common faith—in what?'

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WESTMINSTER COLLEGE AND RUSKIN COLLEGE

HELENA KENNEDY, QC, will lecture at 7.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 19 November, in Ruskin College. All are welcome to attend.

Subject: `Towards a secular ethic.'

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