Lectures

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INAUGURAL LECTURES

Professor of the Romance Languages

PROFESSOR M.D. MAIDEN will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 20 May, in the Taylor Institution.

Subject: `Where's the Romance?'

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Professor of Biological Anthropology

PROFESSOR R.H. WARD will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 23 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Golden Apples and a Golden Bough: future prospects for biological anthropology?'

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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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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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ROWE MEMORIAL LECTURE

PROFESSOR C.N.J. MANN, FBA, Director of the Warburg Institute and Professor of the History of the Classical Tradition, University of London, will deliver the first Dorothy Rowe Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 19 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Petrarch: the Life of Letters.'

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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.'

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

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COMMITTEE FOR COMPARATIVE PHILOLOGY AND GENERAL LINGUISTICS

PROFESSOR R. LASS, University of Cape Town, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 26 May, in the Centre for Linguistics and Philology, Walton Street.

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

Subject: `A sweet disorder: competing stress systems in Early Modern English.'

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MODERN HISTORY, SOCIAL STUDIES

Special Lecture

PROFESSOR HUGH GRAHAM, Vanderbilt University, will give a special lecture at 2.15 p.m. on Tuesday, 20 May, in Lecture Room VII, Brasenose College.

Subject: `The Carter Administration and Civil Rights.'

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Economic History Seminar

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.

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

RUTH HACOHEN, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, will lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 21 May, in the Holywell Music Room.

Subject: `Sympathetic echoes: musical responsesx to Narcissus's reflections.'

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PHYSICAL SCIENCES

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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Particle Physics Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Fridays in the Nuclear and Astrophysics Lecture Theatre.

Conveners: I.I. Kogan, MA, University Lecturer in Physics, and S. Sarkar (Ph.D. Bombay), Research Fellow, Wolfson College.

A. ZHITNITSKY, Vancouver
23 May: `What we can learn from 2D QCD: lessons, problems, experience.'

S. MALLIK, Bern/Saha Institute
6 June: `Density fluctuations in extended inflation.'

M. SHIFMAN, Minnesota
20 June: `New nonperturbative results in SUSY gauge theories.'

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BODLEIAN LIBRARY

Oxford Seminars in Cartography

LT.-COL. NICK RIGBY, Chief Geographic Officer, HQ ACE Rapid Reaction Corps, and ANDY FAGG, Head of Libraries Division, Military Survey, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 22 May, in the Schola Astronomiae et Rhetoricae, Schools Quadrangle, the Bodleian Library.

Subject: `Mapping for peace: the challenges of 250 years of crisis support.'

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COMPUTING LABORATORY

Departmental seminars

The following non-specialist lectures will be given at 4.15 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Lecture Theatre, the Computing Laboratory. The co-ordinators are Professor K.W. Morton (telephone: (2)73885), and Professor W.F. McColl (telephone: (2)73829).

DR J. DEWYNNE, Southampton
20 May: `Numerical methods in finance.'

DR A. HODGES
17 June: `Alan Turing.'

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PHONETICS LABORATORY

PROFESSOR JOAN BYBEE, University of New Mexico, and Astor Visiting Lecturer 1997, will lecture at 2.15 p.m. on Tuesday, 10 June, in Room 2, the Taylor Institution.

Subject: `The reduction of "don't" in American English: frequency, constituency, and processing units.'

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CENTRE FOR SOCIO-LEGAL STUDIES

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Buttery, Wolfson College.

DR W. LEONARD, formerly of Harvard Law School; President, Fisk University
26 May: `The ghosts of Roger Brooke Taney: cavorting with apparitions of Dred Scott. A glimpse of race and law in the United States.'

PROFESSOR L. SEBBA and MS V. SCHIFFA, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
2 June: `Closed communities and the right to education: the case of Israel (Haredim).'

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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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LADY MARGARET HALL

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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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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Isaiah Berlin Lecture 1997

PROFESSOR SIMON SCHAMA, Columbia University, will deliver the annual Isaiah Berlin Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 29 May, in the Hall, Wolfson College. The lecture is open to the public.

Subject: `History and the literary imagination.'

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OXFORD SIGNALLING GROUP

The following lectures will be given at the meeting to be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 28 May, in the Department of Pharmacology.

J. MATTHEWS, Cardiff: `SHP-1 deficient T cells are hyperproliferative: why?'

J. FRAMPTON, Institute of Molecular Medicine: `The role of myb in haemotopoietic commitment and development.'

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SOCIETY FOR THE HISTORY OF MEDIEVAL TECHNOLOGY AND SCIENCE

DR HÉLÈNE LA RUE will lecture at 2.45 p.m. on Saturday, 14 June, in the Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine.

Subject: `The Cymbala: technology out of proportion?'

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OXFORD VIROLOGY AND AIDS RESEARCH CLUB

Unless otherwise stated, the following seminars will be given at 6 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology. Two papers will be given at the meetings on 21 May and 18 June.

The Oxford Virology and AIDS Research Club is an open forum for AIDS research and general virology in the Oxford area. Further details of OVARC can be found at http://www.path.ox.ac.uk/wsj/ovarc.htm

G. ELLIOTT
21 May: `Novel intercellular transport of a herpes virus structural protein: implications for gene therapy.'

C. SANDERSON
21 May: `Virus-induced cell motility.'

G. SHELLAM, Western Australia
11 June: `The battle for supremacy between murine cytomegalovirus and its host: genetic analysis of virus virulence and host resistance.'

K. ARIYOSHI
18 June: `Studies on the HIV epidemic in West Africa.'

S. ROWLAND-JONES
18 June: `Update on the studies of resistance to HIV infection in Nairobi prostitutes.'

D. HO
Fri. 4 July, Institute of Molecular Medicine, 1 p.m.: `Dynamics of HIV infection.'

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