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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JAMES P.R. LYELL LECTURES IN BIBLIOGRAPHY 1997

Policing literature in Paris, 1715–89

PROFESSOR R. DARNTON will deliver the Lyell Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following Tuesdays and Thursdays in the St Cross Building.

6 May: `Censorship and the rules of the game.'

8 May: `The police and literary inspection.'

13 May: `Smuggling and the underground book trade.'

15 May: `Inspector d'Hemery and his files.'

20 May: `Le Champ littéraire.'

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SIR BASIL ZAHAROFF LECTURE 1996–7

PROFESSOR J. KRISTEVA, Université Paris 7–Denis Diderot, will deliver the Zaharoff Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 4 February, in the Taylor Institution.

Subject: `Proust, questions d'identité.'

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JAMES FORD'S LECTURES IN BRITISH HISTORY

A land of lost content? Visions of civic virtue from Ruskin to Rawls

PROFESSOR J. HARRIS will deliver the Ford's Lectures in British History at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Examination Schools.

24 Jan.: ` "Citizens and strangers": the language of citizenship since the late nineteenth century.'

31 Jan.: `The nation as "moral community" or "business firm"?'

7 Feb.: `What to do with the "sleeping partner": the incorporation of women.'

14 Feb.: `Morality and "social welfare".'

21 Feb.: `War and peace.'

28 Feb.: ` "Civic virtue" without "society"?'

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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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SLADE LECTURES 1996–7

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

PROFESSOR DAVID BOMFORD, Slade Professor of Fine Art 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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HUSSEY LECTURES ON THE CHURCH AND THE ARTS

Discerning the body

THE VERY REVD JOHN DRURY, Dean of Christ Church, will deliver the Hussey Lectures at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Lecture Hall, the Taylor Institution.

6 Feb.: `The incarnation of the Word and the Words.'

13 Feb.: `The isolation of the sacrifical body.'

20 Feb.: `The social body.'

27 Feb.: `Two worlds/one world.'

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CAMERON MACKINTOSH PROFESSOR OF CONTEMPORARY THEATRE

LORD ATTENBOROUGH and Diana Hawkins will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 28 January, in the Bernard Sunley Theatre, St Catherine's College.

Subject: `Making a movie.' A private screening of Lord Attenborough's latest film, In Love and War (co-produced by Diana Hawkins), will be given at 1 p.m. on Sunday, 26 January, in the Phoenix Cinema, and will be followed by a question-and-answer session. Both events are free to members of the University. There is no reserved seating.

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ANTHROPOLOGY AND GEOGRAPHY

The human transformation of Earth

The following seminars will be held at 4.45 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Senior Common Room, the School of Geography.

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

PROFESSOR A.S. GOUDIE
22 Jan.: `Earth transformation in prehistory.'

DR A. MANNION, Reading
29 Jan.: `Agriculture: temporal and spatial dimensions.'

DR A.S. SHARRETT
5 Feb.: `Putting time back into geography: models of global development.'

PROFESSOR I. DOUGLAS, University of Manchester
12 Feb.: `Urban metabolism: the global impact of the materials demand of cities.'

DR D. WATTS
19 Feb.: `The European transformation of the West Indies environment.'

PROFESSOR M. WILLIAMS
26 Feb.: `Dark ages and dark spaces: the geography of global deforestation in the past.'

DR J. SHEAIL, Institute of Terrestrial Ecology (NERC)
5 Mar.: `Yorkshire's "sloughs of despond": a twentieth-century UK perception on environmental management.''

PROFESSOR R.J.P. KAIN, Exeter
12 Mar.: `Historical maps and changes in the physical environment.'

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BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics

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

Convener: L.N. Johnson, MA, David Phillips Professor of Molecular Biophysics.

DR S. BUTCHER, MRC Virology Unit, Glasgow
31 Jan.: `Dynamic viruses! Conformational changes and fusion mechanisms studied by cryoTEM and icosahedral virus reconstruction.'

PROFESSOR B.F.C. CLARK, Aarhus
7 Feb.: `The G-protein molecular switch and macromolecular mimicry in protein synthesis.'

PROFESSOR J.P. ARMITAGE
14 Feb.: `Who dares swims; the bacterial flagellar motor and its control by phosphoproteins.'

DR P. BULLOUGH
21 Feb.: `Light energy transduction probed by cryo-electron microscopy.'

DR K.R. ACHARYA, Bath
7 Mar.: `Structure and function of Angiogenin.'

PROFESSOR G.M. LATHROP
14 Mar.: to be announced.

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Department of Zoology: departmental research seminars

The following seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Mondays in Lecture Theatre B, the Department of Zoology. Details of the 10 February lecture will be announced later.

DR S. MILLIGAN, King's College, London
27 Jan.: `Is reproduction affected by environmental oestrogens?'

PROFESSOR G.M. HEWITT, East Anglia
17 Feb.: `The ice ages and their genetic consequences.'

DR A. BRAND, Cambridge
24 Feb.: to be announced.

PROFESSOR J. BEDDINGTON, Imperial College
3 Mar.: to be announced.

DR G. MASON
10 Mar.: `Why do captive animals perform abnormal behaviour?


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CLINICAL MEDICINE

Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology: postgraduate lecture programme

The following lectures will be given at the times shown on Mondays in the Lecture Theatre, the Oxford Eye Hospital.

Journal reviews will be held at 2.30 p.m. on 20 January (Mr James Talks) and 17 February (Dr Vaughan Tanner). Consultation clinics will be held at 2 p.m. on 3 February and 3 March.

Convener: A.J. Bron, MA, Clinical Professor and Margaret Ogilvie's Reader in Ophthalmology.

20 January

MR J. ELSTON
3.30 p.m.: `Neuro-ophthalmology.'

MR J. SALMON
4.15 p.m.: `Pigmentary glaucoma.'

MR P. WATSON, Cambridge
5.30 p.m.: `Posterior scleritis.'

27January

DR P. FRITH
2.30 p.m.: `Medical ophthalmology.'

MR J. ELSTON
3.30 p.m.: `Neuro-ophthalmology.'

MR S.A. VERNON, University Hospital, Nottingham
4.15 p.m.: `Microtrabeculectomy.'

MR G. BATES
5.30 p.m.: `Should the ENT surgeon be allowed within the orbit?'

3 February

MR A.T. MOORE, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge
5.30 p.m.: `Genetic counselling in inherited eye disease.'

10 February

MS A. SMITH
2.30 p.m.: `Ocular movements and Hess charts.'

DR A. HILL
3.30 p.m.: `Low vision and its assessment.'

DR J. HARDING
4.15 p.m.: `Case-control studies of cataract.'

MISS S. HAGUE
5.30 p.m.: Title to be announced.

17 February

MR J. ELSTON
3.30 p.m.: `Neuro-ophthalmology.'

MR J. SALMON
4.15 p.m.: `The surgical treatment of patients with risk factors for failure with traditional trabeculectomy.'

MR P. RIODEN-EVA, Moorfields Eye Hospital, London
5.30 p.m.: `Advances in the management of optic nerve disease.'

24 February

MR J. ELSTON, DR B. MCDONALD, and DR P. ANSLOW
3.30 p.m.: `Neuro-ophthalmology, neuro-pathology, and neuro-radiology.'

DR P. MURRAY, Birmingham Eye Centre
5.30 p.m.: `Problems in diagnosis and management of anterior uveitis.'

3 March

MR M.D. SANDERS, St Thomas's Hospital, London
5.30 p.m.: `Optic nerve disease.'

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Oxford Immunology Group

PROFESSOR E. THORSBY, Institute of Transplantaion Immunology, Oslo, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 21 January, in Lecture Theatre 2, the Academic Centre, the John Radcliffe Hospital. The meeting will be chaired by Professor Sir Peter Morris.

Subject: `Molecular basis of HLA associated diseases: lessons from coeliac disease.'

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Seminars in Epidemiology and Social Medicine

The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green College. Enquiries should be directed to Sue Ziebland (telephone: Oxford 319126), or Tim Lancaster (telephone: Oxford 319124).

T. BISHOP
21 Jan.: `The contribution of highly penetrant genes to breast cancer incidence.'

R. WILKINSON, Sussex
28 Jan.: `Unhealthy societies: the afflictions of inequality.'

C. FAIRBURN, S. WELCH, and H. DOLL
4 Feb.: `Risk factors for bulimia nervosa: community-based case-control study.'

D. ALTMAN, ICRF Medical Statistics Unit, Oxford
11 Feb.: `Developing reliable prognostic models.'

R. FOX
18 Feb.: `Experiment perilous: forty- five years of participant observation of patient oriented clinical research.'

S. GORE, Cambridge
25 Feb.: `More than happenstance: CJD in farmers and young adults.'

J. HOWIE, Edinburgh
4 Mar.: `Defining quality of care and evaluating delivery in general practice.'

C. DAVIS
11 Mar.: `Adjuvant tamoxifen in early breast cancer: how long should treatment continue? (the ATLAS trial).'

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Department of Psychiatry

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Seminar Room, the Department of Psychiatry, the Warneford Hospital.

Convener: G.M. Goodwin, BM, MA, Handley Professor of Psychiatry.

DAME F. CALDICOTT
28 Jan.: `The responsibilities of the consultant psychiatrist.'

PROFESSOR T. BARNES, Charing Cross Hospital
4 Feb.: `Acute and chronic akathisia.'

PROFESSOR G. HARRISON, Nottingham
11 Mar.: `Increased incidence of psychosis in some migrants—the puzzle of risks and causation.'

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Diabetes Research Laboratories: clinical endocrine and metabolic meetings

The following meetings will be held at 12.45 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Committee Room, Green College. Details of the 22 January and 12 March meetings will be announced later.

MR D. GRAY
29 Jan.: `Islet cell transplantation.'

PROFESSOR P.J. GRANT, Leeds
5 Feb.: `Genetic and environmental determinants of coagulation and fibrinolysis in relation to insulin resistance and vascular disease.'

PROFESSOR M.E. LEAN, Glasgow
12 Feb.: to be announced.

PROFESSOR M.F. SCANLON, University of Wales College of Medicine
19 Feb.: `Aetiology and management of hyperprolactinaemia.'

DR M. RENNIE, Dundee
26 Feb.: `Protein turnover and its measurement in muscle, skins, bones, and other tissues.'

PROFESSOR N. CAMERON, Aberdeen
5 Mar.: `Relations of metabolic changes to oxidant stress and impaired nerve perfusion in the aetiology of diabetic neuropathy.'

PROFESSOR A. SINCLAIR, Birmingham
19 Mar.: `Cognitive dysfunction in adults with NIDDM.'

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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 meeting, which will be held 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.: `Lessons from newer imaging approaches to 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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Nuffield Department of Surgery: Principles of Immunology

The following lectures will be given at 9 a.m. on Tuesdays in the Seminar Room, the Nuffield Department of Surgery, the John Radcliffe Hospital (level 6).

DR S. MARSHALL
21 Jan.: `Clinical immunology—I.'

DR J.M. AUSTYN
28 Jan.: `Antigen-presenting cells.'

DR J.M. AUSTYN
4 Feb.: `T cells.'

DR K.J. WOOD
11 Feb.: `Antigen receptors.'

DR S. MARSHALL
18 Feb.: `Clinical immunology—II.'

DR J.M. AUSTYN
25 Feb.: `B cells.'

DR J.M. AUSTYN
4 Mar.: `Cellular cytoxicity.'

DR S. MARSHALL
11 Mar.: `Clinical immunology—III.'

DR K.J. WOOD
18 Mar.: `Soluble effector mechanisms.'

DR S. MARSHALL
25 Mar.: `Clinical immunology—IV.'

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University Department of Cellular Science: Haematology Seminars

The following seminars will be given at 12 noon on Tuesdays in the Haematology Seminar Room, Level 4, the John Radcliffe Hospital.

DR K. BENDALL
21 Jan.: `Inheritance of mitochondrial mutations.'

A member of the Department of Haematology
28 Jan.: Case presentation.

DR R.E. MARCUS, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge
4 Feb.: `Recent developments in stem cell transplantation.'

DR D. FLAVELL, Southampton General Hospital
11 Feb.: `Combination immunotoxin therapy of human leukaemia and lymphoma in pre- clinical SCID mice.'

DR L. TUSSEY
18 Feb.: `Proteoglycan forms of the CD44 molecule and dissemination of experimental lymphomas.'

DR P. EMERSON
25 Feb.: `Gentlemen and players!'

DR S. WATT
4 Mar.: `A tale of two receptors: the multi-functional CD66 molecules and CD164, an inhibitor of haemopoiesis.'

DR K. KNOX
11 Mar.: `Regulation of ICE-family cysteine protease activity and substrate cleavage during apoptosis in B lymphocytes.'

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CLINICAL MEDICINE, PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

The following seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Lecture Theatre, the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology.

Convener: H. Waldmann, BM, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Pathology.

DR P. SUGDEN, Imperial College
23 Jan.: `Mitogen-activated protein kinase cascades and their relevance to cardiac paraphysiology.'

DR P. GOLSTEIN, Centre d'immunologie de Marseille-Luminy, France
6 Feb.: `Cell death and evolution.' (Norman Heatley Lecture, in association with the Oxford Immunology Group)

PROFESSOR T. WILLIAMS, Imperial College
13 Feb.: `Eotaxin: the discovery of a selective eosinophil chemical attractant with potential importance in asthma and allergy.'

DR D. WIGLEY
20 Feb.: `Sealing nicks and capping ends: the crystal structures of DNA ligase and RNA capping enzyme.'

M. KOSCO-VILBOIS, Geneval Biomedical Research Institute, Glaxo-Wellcome R. & D.
27 Feb.: `How TNF, LTalpha, IL-6, OBF-1, and Bcl-3 relate to germinal centre responses.'

DR D. SIMMONS
6 Mar.: `Molecular analysis of leukocyte endothelial interactions.'

DR W.H. COLLEDGE, Cambridge
13 Mar.: `Animal models and gene therapy for cystic fibrosis.'

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MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

Algebra Seminar

The seminar in Hilary Term is dedicated to Professor Graham Higman, Waynflete Professor of Pure Mathematics 1960–84, in honour of his eightieth birthday.

Lectures will be given on Tuesdays in the Mathematical Institute. The first meeting on 21 January will be held at 3 p.m.; the second meeting on that day, and all subsequent meetings, will be held at 5 p.m.

Convener: M.J. Collins, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer (CUF) in Mathematics.

PROFESSOR J.L. ALPERIN, Chicago
21 Jan., 3 p.m.: `p-groups; old problems and new methods.'

PROFESSOR J.I. HALL, Michigan State
21 Jan., 5 p.m.: `Classifying locally finite simple groups.'

PROFESSOR K.W. GRUENBERG, Queen Mary and Westfield College
28 Jan.: `Genus and localisation in group theory.'

PROFESSOR P.J. CAMERON, Queen Mary and Westfield College
4 Feb.: `The random graph and some of its relations.'

DR P.M. NEUMANN
11 Feb.: `Derangements and eigenvalue-free matrices over finite fields.'

DR E.A. SCOTT, Royal Holloway and Bedford New College
18 Feb.: to be announced.

PROFESSOR M.R. VAUGHAN-LEE
25 Feb.: `Lie relators in varieties of groups.'

PROFESSOR J.A. GREEN
4 Mar.: `The Hall–Higman theorem.'

PROFESSOR C.W. CURTIS, Oregon
11 Mar.: `Asymptotic properties of representations of finite reductive groups.'

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Department of Statistics: probability and statistics seminars

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Department of Statistics.

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

PROFESSOR W.S. KENDALL, Warwick
23 Jan.: `Perfect simulation for point processes.'

DR C.O. ALEXANDER, Sussex
30 Jan.: `Some recent advances in time series analysis.'

PROFESSOR A. WALDEN, Imperial College
6 Feb.: `Spectrum estimation by wavelet thresholding of multitaper spectrum estimates.'

DR M. MOEHLE
13 Feb.: `Robustness results for the coalescent.'

DR J. WHITTAKER, Lancaster
20 Feb.: `Residual analysis for multi- variate graphical models.'

PROFESSOR E. GEORGE, Texas
27 Feb.: `Empirical Bayes variable selection.'

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

DR C.D. PAYNE
13 Mar.: `Election night forecasting, 1974–92.'

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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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Commonwealth History Graduate Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Modern History Faculty Building. DR C. NEWBURY
24 Jan.: `Patrons, clients, and empire: unfashionable thoughts on the diffusion of power.'

PROFESSOR M.H. PORT, Queen Mary and Westfield College, London
31 Jan.: `Imperial London.'

DR N. ZAHEDIEH, Edinburgh
7 Feb.: ` "The Wickedest City in the World": Port Royal, commercial hub of the seventeenth-century English Caribbean.'

DR N. GOOPTU
14 Feb.: `North Indian towns in the late colonial period: social change and politics of the poor.'

DR R. BICKERS, Cambridge
21 Feb.: `Shanghai: the "Model Settlement".'

MISS K. MCKENZIE
28 Feb.: `Urban space and social relations: the reconstruction of early nineteenth- century Cape Town and its colonial middle class.'

J. WILSON and M. Hickford
7 Mar.: PRS presentations.

MS C. JANGBAHADOOR and C. Mark
14 Mar.: PRS presentations.

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Seminar on later medieval France

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Wharton Room, All Souls College.

Convener: P.S. Lewis, MA, University Lecturer (CUF) in Modern History.

DR M.K. JONES, London
21 Jan.: `The battle of Verneuil (17 August 1424): a second Agincourt?'

M.J. PAVIOT, Paris
28 Jan.: `The idea of crusade in late medieval France (from Charles VI to Charles VIII).'

DR C. REYNOLDS, London
4 Feb.: `Painters as designers for other media in France and the Southern Netherlands in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries.'

C.D. TAYLOR
11 Feb.: `French diplomatic and polemical views of the Lancastrian succession, and their influence upon Sir John Fortescue.'

M. ATKINS
18 Feb.: `Family matters: the personal cartulary of Henry of Mortagne, Lord of Spiere (c. 1360–1414).'

PROFESSOR M.C.E. JONES, Nottingham
25 Feb.: `Small-town life in medieval Burgundy: recent work on Cluny.'

MISS S. SAYGIN
4 Mar.: `Building the family fortune: the background of the activity of Zanone di Castiglione, bishop of Bayeux, as cultural mediator.'

DR G. SMALL, Glasgow
11 Mar.: `Of Burgundian kings, dukes, counts, and saints.'

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Germany between vision and reality: new insights into Hitler's course from hubris to destruction

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the European Studies Centre, St Antony's College (70 Woodstock Road).

Conveners: Professor H. Mommsen (Dr.phil. Tübingen), Stifterverband Visiting Fellow, St Antony's College, and A.J. Nicholls, B.Phil., MA, Special (non-CUF) Lecturer in Modern History.

W. SCHIEDER, Cologne
24 Jan.: `The Weimar conservatives and the model of Mussolini's Fascist state.'

B. HAMANN, Vienna
31 Jan.: `Hitler and Vienna: the truth about the formative years.'

B. WEISBROD, Göttingen
7 Feb.: `Violence and sacrifice as a legacy of Weimar political culture.'

N. FREI, Bochum
14 Feb.: `People's community and war: Hitler's popular support.'

C. BUCHHEIM, Mannheim
21 Feb.: `The Nazi-Boom: an economic cul-de-sac.'

U. HERBERT, Freiburg
28 Feb.: `Anti-Semitism and the Holocaust: mental and ideological conditions for the murder of the Jews.'

G. ALY, Berlin
7 Mar.: `The Holocaust and German settlement in the East: the context of racial reshaping.'

PROFESSOR MOMMSEN
14 Mar.: `The Indian summer and the collapse of the Third Reich: the last act.'

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Seminar in Medieval History

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Wharton Room, All Souls College.

Conveners: R.R. Davies, MA, D.Phil., Chichele Professor of Modern History, and J.R.L. Maddicott, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer (CUF) in Modern History.

PROFESSOR C. RICHMOND, Keele
20 Jan.: `Patronage and polemic: fifteenth-century English politics.'

J. WHITEHEAD
27 Jan.: `Richard Flemyng: a portrait of a fifteenth-century bishop.'

PROFESSOR W. DAVIES, University College, London
3 Feb.: `Working at ground level: nobles, settlement and land use in late medieval Brittany.'

E. JOHNSTON
10 Feb.: `Community and narrative in ninth- and tenth-century Ireland.'

DR R. ARCHER
17 Feb.: `A woman of property: Alice Chaucer and her land.'

C. BEITING
24 Feb.: `The idea of limbo in the Middle Ages.'

C. APPEL
3 Mar.: `Twelfth-century approaches to the reform of the priesthood.'

PROFESSOR V. FLINT, Hull
10 Mar.: `Space and punishment in early medieval monasticism.'

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MODERN HISTORY, MODERN LANGUAGES

European Humanities Research Centre

Seminar on the history of the book

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Fridays in the Wharton Room, All Souls College.

Conveners: R.G. Lewis, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer (CUF) in Modern History, and I.W.F. Maclean, MA, D.Phil., Professor of French.

PROFESSOR MACLEAN
24 Jan.: `The trade in learned books, 1570–1630.'

DR LEWIS
31 Jan.: `Book illustration in early modern France.'

DR J. RAVEN
7 Feb.: `Mapping the London trade in the eighteenth century.'

PROFESSOR R. DARNTON
14 Feb.: `The literary revolution of 1789.'

PROFESSOR R.J.W. EVANS
21 Feb.: `Books and readers in eighteenth-century Hungary.'

DR S. KUSUKAWA, Cambridge
28 Feb.: `University libraries: the case of Wittenberg.'

S. MANDELBROTE
7 Mar.: `Scholars' libraries: Evelyn, Locke, Newton.'

A. HOPE
14 Mar.: `Censoring the book trade under Cardinal Wolsey.'

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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
29 Jan: `Principals and agents: the Crown Agents 1870–1914.'

DR N. ZAHEDIEH, 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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MUSIC

DR ROSALYN TURECK, Honorary Fellow, St Hilda's College, will give a series of lectures/master-classes on the piano and harpsichord on Tuesdays, 2–4 p.m., in the Rehearsal Hall, the Music Faculty. The classes will take place from first to second weeks and from fifth to eighth weeks.

The participants will be students reading Music. Members of the University may attend free of charge.

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ORIENTAL STUDIES

Seminar on Jewish history and literature in the Graeco-Roman period

The following seminars will be held at 2.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in Wolfson College.

Convener: M.D. Goodman, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Jewish Studies.

DR T. RAJAK, Reading
21 Jan.: `Josephus as political thinker.'

DR E. HABAS, Ben Gurion University
28 Jan.: `The Stobi inscription.'

PROFESSOR J. SCOTT, Trinity Western University
4 Feb.: `The self-understanding of Diaspora Jews in the Graeco-Roman period.'

PROFESOR A. SEGAL, Haifa
11 Feb.: `Urban landscapes in Roman Palestine, Syria, and provincial Arabia.'

PROFESSOR Z. SAFRAI, Bar-Ilan University
25 Feb.: `The rabbinic sources as a historical source (a response to Professor J. Neusner).'

PROFESSOR A. KLONER, Bar-Ilan University
4 Mar.: `Burial customs in Jerusalem and Judaea during the Second Temple period.'

PROFESSOR GOODMAN
11 Mar.: `Jewish history and Roman history: changing methods and preoccupations.'

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PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Hinshelwood Lectures

Protein folding problems with solutions

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 the following Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory.

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

28 Jan.: `Exploring the protein folding energy landscape: an overview.'

30 Jan.: `Kinetics of protein folding: simple theories and simulations of minimalist models.'

4 Feb.: `Kinetics of protein folding: the physics of correlated energy landscapes.'

6 Feb.: `Connecting theory and experiment: funnels, foldons, and (many) phase transitions.'

11 Feb.: `Folding evolution and combinatorial chemistry.'

13 Feb.: `Decoding energy landscapes: the prediction of protein structure from sequence.'

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Materials Modelling Laboratory Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 1.15 p.m. on Fridays in Lecture Room 7, the Engineering and Technology Building.

Conveners: D.G. Pettifor, MA, Isaac Wolfson Professor of Metallurgy, and A.P. Sutton, MA, M.Sc., University Lecturer in Materials Science.

DR M. BLENCOWE, Imperial College
24 Jan.: `Using non-equilibrium phonons to probe quantum wires.'

DR D.A. HILLS
31 Jan.: `Solution of problems by distributed locations.'

DR P.D. WARREN, Leeds
7 Feb.: `Modelling of surface damage in brittle materials.'

DR A.J. WILKINSON
14 Feb.: `Modelling fatigue crack growth.'

DR P.R. BRIDDON, Newcastle
21 Feb.: `Transition metal ions in silicon.'

DR P. SMITH, Surrey
28 Feb.: `Initiation and propagation of matrix cracks in composite laminates.'

DR P. BUCKLEY
7 Mar.: `Physically based constitutive modelling of amorphous polymers near the glass transition.' (Interdepartmental Polymer Seminar)

SIR PETER HIRSCH
14 Mar.: `Dislocations and metal plasticity' (discussion meeting, in association with OCIAM).

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Dyson Perrins Laboratory: colloquia

The following meetings will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursdays in the Dyson Perrins Lecture Theatre, unless otherwise indicated.

PROFESSOR JIM-MIN FANG, National Taiwan University
16 Jan.: `Enantioselective synthesis of natural products using chemical and enzymatic methods: tertiary alcohols, [gamma]-lactones, and pyrrolizidine alkaloids.'

PROFESSOR S.M. ROBERTS, Liverpool
23 Jan.: `Asymmetric synthesis of biologically active compounds using natural and non- natural biocatalysts.'

DR A. ARMSTRONG, Nottingham
30 Jan.: `Alkene oxidation and natural product synthesis.'

PROFESSOR P. HODGE, University of Manchester
6 Feb.: `Some macromolecules of novel topology.'

PROFESSOR J.M.J. WILLIAMS, Bath
13 Feb.: `New approaches to asymmetric synthesis.'

PROFESSOR W.B. MOTHERWELL, University College, London
20 Feb.: `Some recent problems and progress from a curious organic chemist.'

PROFESSOR E.J. THOMAS, University of Manchester
27 Feb.: `Aspects of stereoselective synthesis.'

PROFESSOR A. JUTAND, Ecole Normale Supérieure
Fri. 28 Feb., 2.15 p.m., NCL: `Mechanisms of palladium catalysed reactions.'

PROFESSOR M.A. MCKERVEY, Belfast
6 Mar.: `Synthesis and applications of chemically modified calixarenes.'

PROFESSR A.H. HOVEYDA, Boston College
Mon. 10 Mar.: `Asymmetric catalysis in carbon–carbon bond synthesis.'

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Department of Materials: colloquia

The following colloquia will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Thursdays, unless otherwise stated, in the Lecture Theatre, the Hume–Rothery Building.

Conveners: P.R. Wilshaw, MA, D.Phil., Research Fellow, Department of Materials, and G.A.D. Briggs, MA, Reader in Materials Science.

DR J. YEOMANS, Surrey
23 Jan.: `The use of confocal scanning laser microscopy in erosive wear studies of ceramics and ceramic matrix composites.'

DR A. DONALD, Cambridge
30 Jan.: `Custard and fruit pastilles—the polymer physics of food.'(Interdepartmental Polymer Seminar)

PROFESSOR M. BOWKER, Reading
6 Feb.: `Seeing the active site in catalysis; STM and molecular beam studies of surface reactions.' (Interdepartmental Condensed Matter Seminar)

PROFESSOR D. BONNELL, Pennsylvania
13 Feb.: `Scale dependent mechanical and electrical properties at bimaterial interfaces.'

PROFESSOR D. DUNSTAN, Queen Mary College, London
20 Feb.: `Semiconductors as a model system for materials science.'

DR U. DUERIG, IBM, Zurich
27 Feb.: `Adhesion and contacts on the nanometer scale: what is different from the macroscopic world?' (Interdepartmental Condensed Matter Seminar)

DR B. EYRE, UKAEA, Harwell
Fri. 7 Mar.: `Power generation in the twenty-first century and the challenge for materials.'

PROFESSOR A. CULLIS, Sheffield
13 Mar.: `Morphological instabilities during semiconductor epilayer growth.'

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Theoretical Physics Seminars

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

Convener: D. Sherrington, MA, Wykeham Professor of Physics.

PROFESSOR P. COLEMAN, Rutgers
24 Jan.: `New questions posed by recent experiments on non-Fermi liquids.'

PROFESSOR J. CARDY
7 Feb.: `Random fields and random bonds in Ising and Potts ferromagnets.'

DR A. EKERT
21 Feb.: `Quantum computing: from theory to experiment.'

PROFESSOR C.J. ISHAM, Imperial College
7 Mar.: `The internal logic of the consistent-histories approach to quantum theory.'

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Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on the days shown in the Main Lecture Theatre, the Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory. With the exception of the meeting to be held on Thursday, 27 February, they will take place on Mondays.

Convener: M.L.H. Green, MA, Professor of Inorganic Chemistry.

DR N. NORMAN, Bristol
20 Jan.: `Diborane(4) compounds: synthesis, structure, and reactivity.'

PROFESSOR G. CHRISTOU, Indiana
27 Jan.: `A molecular approach to nanoscale magnetic materials: high-spin metal clusters and single-molecule magnets.'

DR J.P. ATTFIELD, Cambridge
3 Feb.: to be announced.

PROFESSOR P.F. KNOWLES, Leeds
10 Feb.: `Copper, a versatile cofactor in oxidative enzymes.'

DR P.D. BATTLE
17 Feb.: `Recent developments in oxide chemistry.'

DR P.G. EDWARDS, Cardiff
24 Feb.: `From acyclic to macrocyclic triphosphines: co-ordination control in transition metal complexes.'

PROFESSOR D.W.H. RANKIN, Edinburgh
27 Feb.: `Structural chemistry—a house or a pile of bricks?' (Special seminar: Royal Society of Chemistry Tilden Lecture)

PROFESSOR T.J. MARKS, Northwestern
3 Mar.: `Bridges between heterogeneous and homogeneous catalysis. The case of olefin polymerisation.' (Special seminar: Royal Society of Chemistry Centenary Lecture)

PROFESSOR P.G. BRUCE, St Andrews
10 Mar.: `Solids with mobile ions: can chemists be interesting and useful?'

PROFESSOR H. SCHNÖCKEL, Karlsruhe
17 Mar.: `From diatomic molecules to clusters: preparation, structure, and reactivity of subvalent aluminium and gallium compounds.' (Special seminar)

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Theoretical Chemistry Group Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Seminar Room, the New Chemistry Laboratory. Details of the 10 March seminar will be announced later.

Convener: M.S. Child, MA, Coulson Professor of Theoretical Chemistry.

DR P.M.W. GILL, Cambridge
20 Jan.: `Recent advances in density functional theory.'

DR P.J.D. LINDAN, Daresbury
27 Jan.: `Oxide surface: first principles simulation of reconstructions and reactions.'

DR D.J. OSGUTHORPE, Bath
3 Feb.: `Selectional enhancement molecular dynamics—amplification of conformational motion of peptides and proteins.'

DR J. GALE, Imperial College
10 Feb.: `Molecules in microporous materials from first principles.'

DR R.J. JOHNSTON, Birmingham
17 Feb.: `Towards global potentials for simulating materials.'

DR S.K. GRAY, Argonne National Laboratory
24 Feb.: `Quantum dynamics of chemical reactions: case studies of total angular momentum effects in unimolecular reactions.'

G. GARCIA DE POLAVIEJA
3 Mar.: `Quantum–classical correspondence: instability and geometric phase.'

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Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Planetary Physics

The following seminars will be held at 4.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Dobson Lecture Room, the Atmospheric Physics Laboratory. Because on rare occasions the arrangements have to be changed, anyone intending to come to Oxford specifically to attend should check first by telephoning Oxford (2)72933.

DR H.K. ROSCOE, British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge
23 Jan.: `Ozone measurements in Antarctica in winter show early ozone depletion, increased descent and weak mixing with the vortex.'

DR S. GRAY
30 Jan.: `Dynamics of hurricanes.'

DR P.G. IRWIN
6 Feb.: `The atmosphere of Jupiter: preliminary findings from the Galileo Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer.'

DR S. ROSIER, Reading
13 Feb.: `Winter 1991–2 in the northern stratosphere: observations and modelling.'

DR P.W. FRANCIS, Open University
20 Feb.: `Remote sensing of volcanic plumes, clouds, and gases.'

DR T. DESHLER, Wyoming
27 Feb.: `Balloon borne stratospheric aerosol measurements in the mid-latitudes and polar regions of both hemispheres.'

DR S. SIMPSON
6 Mar.: `Trace detection in the parts per trillion range of atmospheric constituents.'

DR K. LAW, Cambridge
13 Mar.: `Use of atmospheric data to validate tropospheric chemistry transport models.'

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PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

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 in Human Physiology.

PROFESSOR B. GÄHWILER, Zurich
22 Jan.: `Synaptic plasticity between pairs of hippocampal neurons.' (McDonnell--Pew Seminar)

DR H. DREXLER, Hanover
29 Jan.: `Clinical importance of nitric oxide in cardiovascular disease.' (Seminar sponsored by the Physiological Society)

DR R. BADDELEY
5 Feb.: `The distribution of firing rates in cells in cat V1 and macaque IT when exposed to natural scenes: implications for neural representations.' (McDonnell--Pew Seminar)

PROFESSOR R. FRACKOWIAK, Institute of Neurology, London
12 Feb.: `Mapping functional recovery in man.' (McDonnell--Pew Seminar)

DR P. SCHEID, Ruhr
19 Feb.: `Central chemosensitivity of respiration.' (Seminar sponsored by the Physiological Society)

PROFESSOR M. FITZGERALD, University College, London
26 Feb.: `Development of pain mechanisms in the spinal cord: a short- and long-term view.' (Jenkinson Seminar)

PROFESSOR G. SHARP, Sheffield
5 Mar.: `How important is a rise in [Ca++]i in stimulus-secretion coupling in the pancreatic beta cell?' (Seminar sponsored by the Physiological Society)

DR A. PAREKH
12 Mar.: `Molecular mechanisms that regulate the calcium current Icrac.' (Seminar sponsored by the Physiological Society)

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Department of Human Anatomy

The following research 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., Reader in Neuroendocrinology and Acting Head of Department.

PROFESSOR B. ANDERTON, Institute of Psychiatry, London
24 Jan.: `Molecular and cellular mechanisms of neurodegeneration in Alzheimer's disease.'

DR A. SCHOLEY, Northumbria
31 Jan.: `Fuel for thought—the impact of oxygen administration on cognitive function in humans.'

DR A. JAMES, Dulwich Hospital, London
7 Feb.: `Myocardial endothelin receptors.'

PROFESSOR A. COPP, Institute of Child Health, London
14 Feb.: `Neural tube defects—embryonic mechanisms for their prevention.' (Jenkinson Seminar)

DR T. NEWMAN, University College, London
21 Feb.: `Exocytosis, lies, and videotape: ANP secretion and release from eosinophils and goblet cells.'

DR Z. MOLNAR
28 Feb.: `Ontogeny and phylogeny of thalamocortical interactions.'

DR A. PINI, St Thomas's Hospital, London
7 Mar.: `Axon guidance by diffusible inhibitors.' (Jenkinson Seminar)

DR A. GRAHAM, Guy's Hospital, London
14 Mar.: `Multiple roles for the bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) in vertebrate head development.' (Jenkinson Seminar)

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PSYCHOLOGICAL STUDIES

Department of Experimental Psychology: seminars

The following seminars will be held on Tuesdays in the Weiskrantz Room (C.113), the Department of Experimental Psychology. They will take place at 4.30 p.m., with the exception of the first meeting on 11 March, which will be held at 3 p.m.

Conveners: S.D. Iversen, MA, Professor of Psychology, and P.E. Bryant, MA, Watts Professor of Psychology.

PROFESSOR M.M. VIHMAN, Wales
21 Jan.: `Prosodic development in relation to perception and production.'

PROFESSOR R. BROWN, Kent
28 Jan.: `Automatic cognitive processes underlying prejudice: challenging the inevitability thesis.'

DR H. MOSS, Glasgow
11 Feb.: `Spotted zebras and sea-horses with hearing aids; category-structure and semantic impairments.' (McDonnell–Pew Seminar)

DR E. LIEVEN, University of Manchester
18 Feb.: `Comparing accounts of early grammatical development: a data-driven approach.' (McDonnell–Pew Seminar)

DR A. STEPTOE, St George's Hospital Medical School
25 Feb.: `Physical activity and emotional well-being.' (McDonnell–Pew Seminar)

DR E. GEVA, Toronto
11 Mar., 3 p.m.: `The development of word recognition and reading efficiency in children learning to read concurrently in two languages.' (McDonnell–Pew Seminar)

PROFESSOR E. FERREIRO, Mexico
11 Mar., 4.30 p.m.: `What is the meaning of studying children's theories about the writing system?'

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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, Mellon Professor of American Government, and colleagues.

PROFESSOR D.S. KING
28 Jan.: `A strong or a weak state? The Federal Government working on race.'

PROFESSOR J.R. POLE
11 Feb.: `The principle of free speech in Britain and the United States.'

PROFESSOR A.W. WARE
25 Feb.: `Party control of political reform in the US, 1880–1915: the case of the Australian ballot.'

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The American political world, 1997

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on the days shown in Nuffield College.

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

PROFESSOR SHAFER
Tue. 21 Jan., Large Lecture Room: `The two majorities and the puzzle of modern American politics.' (with videos)

W. MARSDEN, Director, Americas Command, the Foreign Office
Tue. 4 Feb., Clay Room: `The evolution of transatlantic relations: what can be next?'

N. OXMAN, President, Campaign Group, Inc.
Tue. 18 Feb., Large Lecture Room: `Air wars: campaign advertising on television in the American elections of 1996.' (with videos)

Thur. 20 Feb., Clay Room: `Air wars: the production of campaign adverts in American electoral politics.' (with videos)

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New directions in the study of Africa

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Senior Fellows' Dining Room, St Antony's College.

Conveners: Professor Ranger, Patricia Daley, and Rafu Mustafa.

R. FOX, Pennsylvania
23 Jan.: `New directions in the study of NGOs. Doctors without boundaries.'

PROFESSOR RANGER
30 Jan.: `New approaches to African landscape.'

D. PARKIN
6 Feb.: `Revival or reinvention? The articulation of Indian Ocean links as seen from Zanzibar.'

G. BANBURU, Geneva
13 Feb.: to be announced.

G. ASEWAJU, Edinburgh
20 Feb.: `Boundaries and regional integration. The European Union and ECOWAS in comparative perspective.'

O. IGWARA
27 Feb.: `New approaches to ethnicity in Africa: a critique.'

T. FORREST
6 Mar.: `The return of Asians to Uganda.'

J. GUY, Durban
13 Mar.: `History in the new South Africa.'

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African Research Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesdays in 66 Woodstock Road (St Antony's College).

Convener: Professor Ranger.

A. KING
21 Jan.: report on his research on white politics in Southern Rhodesia.

P. ALEXANDER
28 Jan.: report on his research on mine labour in South Africa.

R. FOX, Pennsylvania
4 Feb.: `Rebellion in Eastern Zaire in the 1960s.'

J. POWLES
11 Feb.: `Tales from the past in Maheba refugee settlement, north-western Zambia.'

W. CAVENDISH, CSAE
18 Feb.: to be announced.

J. ALEXANDER
25 Feb.: `Reconstructing ZIPRA's war in northern Matabeleland.'

N. OERMANN
4 Mar.: `The Rhenish Mission and mixed marriages in South-West Africa.'

PROFESSOR RANGER
11 Mar.: `Life in the thickets. A history of people and game in the Shangani Reserve, Matabeleland North.'

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Religion and Social Change Seminar: enthusiastic religion and the state

The following seminars will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesdays in the Oxford Centre for Mission Studies, Church of St Philip and St James, Woodstock Road.

Conveners: Paul Freston, Susan Hawley, and Professor Ranger.

D. LOPEZ, Peru
22 Jan.: `Between state repression and the Shining Path. Evangelicals and human rights in Peru.'

MR FRESTON
29 Jan.: `Charismatics, culture, and the state in Latin America.'

P. KALILOMBE
5 Feb.: `African churches in Britain.'

B. JOHNSON, Canada
12 Feb.: `World vision in Africa. A Christian NGO and development ideology.'

D. MAXWELL, Keele
19 Feb.: `Apostles and Apostolics. Rethinking Christian independency in Southern Africa.'

C. AMERDING, Austria
26 Feb.: `The Judges as charismatic leaders. The spirit and the state in early Israel.'

R. MARSHALL, SOAS
5 Mar.: `Pentecostals, the media, and the state in Nigeria.'

G. HARGREAVES
12 Mar.: `Pentecostal millenarianism and the European Community.'

J.-D. PLÜSS, Switzerland
19 Mar.: `European pentecostalism. "Shareholder value" in economy and popular theology.'

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Religion and social change in Africa

Professor Ranger will deliver the following lectures at 11 a.m. on Mondays in 66 Woodstock Road (St Antony's College).

20 Jan.: `Theories of the relation of religion and society in Africa.'

27 Jan.: `Regional cults.'

3 Feb.: `Cults of communication.'

10 Feb.: `Religion and diaspora.'

17 Feb.: `Witchcraft belief in the microcosm and macrocosm.'

24 Feb., 3 Mar.: `The debate about missionary evangelisation.'

10 Mar.: `Prophetism in nineteenth-century Africa.'

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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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BYZANTINE STUDIES

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in St Giles' House, 16 St Giles' (St John's College).

Conveners: E.M. Jeffreys, B.Litt., MA, Bywater and Sotheby Professor of Byzantine and Modern Greek Languages and Literature, J.D. Howard-Johnston, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in Byzantine Studies, and M. Mango, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in Byzantine Archaeology and Art.

PROFESSOR J. HERRIN, King's College, London
24 Jan.: `Reproduction by riddle: the transmission of Fermat's last theorem through Byzantine after-dinner entertainment.'

DR C. LIGHTFOOT, Durham
31 Jan.: `Excavations at Amorium: summer 1996.'

PROFESSOR C. MANGO
7 Feb.: `The epigrams of the Leo Bible (Vat. Reg. gr. 1).'

PROFESSOR A. CAMERON
14 Feb.: `The Mandylion of Edessa and Byzantine iconoclasm.'

PROFESSOR H. SARADI, Guelph, Ontario
21 Feb.: `The ekphrasis of the Byzantine city: conformity to rhetorical theory and originality (tenth to fifteenth centuries).'

DR J.A.J. RABY
28 Feb.: `Tabernacle and Temple: some Jewish influences in Byzantium and Islam.'

DR G. FOWDEN, Athens
7 Mar.: `Sarah's victory: images of Arab Islam from Qusayr Amra.'

DR S. TOUGHER, Belfast
14 Mar.: `Whose baby? Leo VI, Basil I, and Michael III.'

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DEPARTMENT FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION

Modern architecture in Oxford

The following lectures will be held at 8.15 p.m. on Tuesdays in Rewley House. The admission charge is £4.50 per lecture, or £20 for the series of five lectures. Further information may be obtained from the Course Assistant for Historic Conservation, OUDCE, 1 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JA (telephone: (2)70368).

SIR PHILIP DOWSON, President, Royal Academy of Arts
28 Jan.: `A room of your own.'

SIR PHILIP POWELL, partner, Powell and Moya
4 Feb.: `New and grafting new onto old.'

R. MACCORMAC, partner, MacCormac, Jamieson, Prichard
11 Feb.: to be announced.

R. BURTON, founding partner, Ahrends, Burton and Koralek
18 Feb.: `Ahrends, Burton and Koralek in Oxford.'

R. ADAM, director, Robert Adam Architects; architect for the proposed extension to the Ashmolean Museum
4 Mar.: `Living with C.R. Cockerell: extensions to the Ashmolean Museum.'

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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 may be obtained from Martin Price, the ECU (telephone: Oxford (2)81182).

SIR CRISPIN TICKELL
20 Jan.: `Greenery and governance.'

PROFESSOR S. BUCK, North Carolina
27 Jan.: `How the Constitution has shaped American environmental policy.'

DR J. BURGESS, York
3 Feb.: `The economics of tropical forest land use options.'

DR K. RAWLES, Lancaster
10 Feb.: `Ethics and elephants.'

DR J. WILLIAMS, Natural Resources Institute
17 Feb.: `Managing environmental change in developing countries: information, decisions, and intervention.'

PROFESSOR C. CURTIS, University of Manchester
24 Feb.: `Radioactive waste: to dispose or not to dispose?'

DR H. GOODWIN, Kent
3 Mar.: `What potential does ecotourism have for conserving biodiversity?'

DR D. ROGERS and Dr W. Wint
10 Mar.: `Identifying tsetse control areas in Africa.'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR HEBREW AND JEWISH STUDIES

The following lectures will be given at 8.15 p.m. on Wednesdays in the common room of the centre, Yarnton Manor.

PROFESSOR E. SHAPIRO, Seton Hall University
22 Jan.: ` "Waiting for Righty"?: the political behaviour of American Jews.'

PROFESSOR E. TOV, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
29 Jan.: `Scribal practices reflected in the Dead Sea Scrolls.'

PROFESSOR M. ALTSHULER, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
5 Feb.: `Demographic and sociological profile of Soviet Jewry on the eve of the Holocaust.'

PROFESSOR K. STEIN, Emory University, Atlanta
12 Feb.: `Kissinger and after: US diplomacy in the Middle East since the 1970s.'

A. AMIR, Tel Aviv; Visiting Hebrew Writer Fellow
19 Feb.: `The Villains: report on work in progress.'

THE REVD DR CHARLES BROCK
26 Feb.: `Martin Luther King Jr. and Ronald Reagan on the Exodus tradition.'

RABBI DR SIDNEY BRICHTO
5 Mar.: `The invention of God.'

DR D. LIPTON
12 Mar.: `Impotence, omnipotence, and the woman's lot in Esther.'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR HEBREW AND JEWISH STUDIES AND THE EUROPEAN STUDIES CENTRE, ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Modern European Jewish History Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the European Studies Centre, St Antony's College.

Convener: Dr D. Rechter.

DR R. ROBERTSON
23 Jan.: `The nineteenth-century German image of the feminised Jew: from Kant to Weininger.'

G.S. PAULSSON, Leicester
30 Jan.: `Evading the Holocaust: the Jewish fugitives of Warsaw, 1940–5.'

PROFESSOR H. MOMMSEN, Bochum
6 Feb.: `The Germans and the Holocaust: the problem of collective responsibility.'

D. STONE
13 Feb.: `On the historicisation of the Holocaust and Nazism.'

PROFESSOR L. LANGER, Simmons College, Boston
20 Feb.: `Interpreting Holocaust testimonies.'

DR M. LEVENE, Warwick
27 Feb.: `Going against the grain: two Jewish memoirs of war and anti-war, 1914–18.'

PROFESSOR E. TIMMS, Sussex
6 Mar.: ` "The Paper Ghetto"? Karl Kraus and anti-Semitism.'

PROFESSOR A. RODRIGUE, Stanford
13 Mar.: `The making of modern Jewish historiography: Léon Halévy and his Résumé de l'Histoire des Juifs (1828).'

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LATIN AMERICAN CENTRE

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Latin American Centre.

PROFESSOR PEDRO CASTRO MARTINEZ
24 Jan.: `Adolfo de la Huerta: "figura negra de la revolucion".'

DR E. AMANN
31 Jan.: `Liberalisation policies and the competitiveness of Brazilian industry.'

D. MALONE
7 Feb.: `The international community and Haiti: 1990–6.'

PROFESSOR P. FLYNN, Glasgow
14 Jan.: `Brazil: Fernando Henrique Cardoso and legacy of Vargas.'

DR JAVIER SANTISO, Paris
21 Feb.: `Democratisation processes in Latin America: the temporal dimensions.'

DR N. STEPAN, Wellcome Institute
28 Feb.: `Tropical spaces, tropical bodies, tropical diseases: alternative histories, Brazilian identity.'

DR D. BROWNING
7 Mar.: `Nicaragua: perceptions and priorities, 1990–6.'

PROFESSOR A. STEPAN
14 Mar.: `Democratic theory and federalism: the implications for Brazil.'

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NISSAN INSTITUTE OF JAPANESE STUDIES

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Lecture Theatre, the Nissan Institute.

Conveners: A. Waswo, MA, Nissan Lecturer in Modern Japanese History, and R.J. Goodman, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in the Social Anthropology of Japan.

DR P. KORNICKI, Cambridge
24 Jan.: `Napoleon or East Asia? Russian ambitions in the East and shipwrecked Japanese sailors in Russia.'

D. POWERS, Japanese TV Service, BBC
31 Jan.: `Japanese broadcasting at a cross-roads.'

PROFESSOR J. HENDRY, Oxford Brookes
7 Feb.: `Japan's international theme parks: gardens, follies, or ethnographic displays.'

DR C. ALDOUS, St Alfred's College, Winchester
14 Feb.: `The limits of reform: policing the underworld in occupied Japan.'

DR C. ROSE, Leeds
21 Feb.: `Assertive nationalism in China and Japan in the 1980s and 1990s: the threat to Sino- Japanese relations.'

PROFESSOR KIYOSHI NAKAMURA, Waseda
28 Feb.: `JR, NTT, and NHK: privatisation and regulatory reform of Japan's public sectors.'

MS T. CARROLL, Stirling
7 Mar.: `Japanese language policy in the 1980s and 1990s: from script to speech.'

PROFESSOR R. DORE, LSE
14 Mar.: `The deregulation debate in Japan and Britain.'

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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 the Blackhall Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House.

Conveners: Dr Barbara Harriss-White and Dr Nandini Gooptu.

B. PUROHIT, Jaipur Institute of Development Studies
23 Jan.: `Structural adjustment and the health care sector in India.'

R. RAJAN, Cornell
30 Jan.: `Toxic politics: risk, vulnerability, and environmental justice: the case of Bhopal Gas.'

J. SPENCER, Edinburgh
6 Feb.: `Culture and transculture: problems in analysing the political consequences of colonialism?'

S.S. JODHKA, Hyderabad
13 Feb.: `Social anthropology and the Indian village.'

J. HEYER
20 Feb.: `Agricultural labourers in Coimbatore villages: 1981–2 and 1996.'

C. CONNAL
27 Feb.: `The Bandit Queen, Kali and Phoolan Devi.'

S. AGNIHOTRI, East Anglia
6 Mar.: `Unpacking the juvenile sex ratios in India.'

J. BANAJI
13 Mar.: `Liberalisation and the dilemmas of Indian business: the issue of corporate governance.'

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Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women

Gender and culture—identity and crisis

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: Cecillie Swaisland and Dr Camillia El-Solh.

DR T. DRAGADZE, Centre for Caucasian and Central Asian Studies
23 Jan.: `Violence by women in war situations.'

K. CHALKEA
30 Jan.: `Gender, hierarchy, and development in a Sarakatsani nomad pastoralist community of Epirus, Greece.'

H. BELL
6 Feb.: `Midwifery and female circumcision in the inter-war Anglo-Egyptian Sudan.'

G. SOMJEE, Simon Fraser
13 Feb.: `Indian women: their growing participation in social and economic opportunities.'

DR K. AWOSIKA, Centre for Law, Women, and Development, Lagos
20 Feb.: `Violence against women in the Nigerian family.'

DR M. MUGFORD, East Anglia
27 Feb.: `Measuring and comparing costs of ante-natal care in five countries: South Africa, Argentina, Cuba, Saudi Arabia, Thailand.'

C. SWEETMAN, Oxfam
6 Mar.: `Renegotiating gender relationships in Lesotho's ex-migrants' families.'

DR J. OPENSHAW, Cambridge
13 Mar.: `Extolling women? Attitudes of male Bengali "Bauls" .'

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Refugee Studies Programme

Further information on all courses and meetings can be obtained from the Education Unit, the Refugee Studies Programme, Queen Elizabeth House, 21 St Giles', Oxford OX1 3LA (telephone: Oxford (2)70723, fax: (2)70721, e- mail: rspedu@ermine.ox.ac.uk, Internet site: http://www.qeh.ox.ac.uk/rsp/).

Foundation Course

Field Methods Course
DR DAWN CHATTY will teach this course on Tuesdays, 10 a.m.–12 noon, in the Blackhall Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House.
Identity: nationalism, regionalism, and ethnicity in the explanation of human displacement (Eastern Europe)
DR EFTIHIA VOUTIRA will teach this course on Tuesdays, 4–6 p.m., in the Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House.

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International human rights and refugee law II
DR ANDREW SHACKNOVE will teach this course on Wednesdays, 10 a.m.–12 noon, in the Law Faculty Board Room, the St Cross Building.
Nutrition
DR JAYA HENRY will teach this course on Wednesdays, 2–4 p.m., in the Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House.

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Seminars on Forced Migration: forced migration and psychological well-being

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House. Seminars and lectures are open to the public. DR A. PELOSI, Lanarkshire Health Care, Glasgow
22 Jan.: `Psychosocial wellness: meeting the health and social care needs of refugees.'

DR F. AHEARN, Catholic University of America
29 Jan.: `Psychosocial wellness: the question of measurement.'

DR A. AGER, Queen Margaret College, Edinburgh
5 Feb.: `Psychosocial wellness: the role of research.'

DR M. POTACKY, Florida International University, Miami
12 Feb.: `Psychosocial wellness: use of census data.'

DR I. HYMAN, Calgary
19 Feb.: `Psychosocial wellness: longitudinal approaches.'

EMMA NICHOLSON, MP
26 Feb.: `Children of the Marsh Arabs.'

SR. M. LOUGHRY
5 Mar.: `Psychosocial wellness: case narratives.'

DR O. MENDOZA, University of the Philippines
19 Mar.: `Psychosocial wellness: epidemiological approaches.'

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One-day meeting

This meeting will be held on Saturday, 1 February, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., in the Nissan Building, St Antony's. Registration, at the door, will cost £5.

Subject: `Towards understanding the crisis in the Great Lakes region.'

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Elizabeth Colson Lecture 1997

PROFESSOR DAVID PARKIN will deliver the Elizabeth Colson Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 12 March, in Rhodes House.

Subject: `Mementoes, reality, and human displacement.'

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CENTRE FOR SOCIO-LEGAL STUDIES

Divorce reform; the context, policy, implications, and implementation of the Family Law Act 1996

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m on Wednesdays in the Library, the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies.

The meeting in seventh week (5 March) will be a Round Table with visitors from different jurisdictions, including Professor Murayama, to comment on the new law.

Conveners: Mavis Maclean, Research Fellow of the centre, and Professor Jane Lewis.

PROFESSOR S. CRETNEY
29 Jan.: `The Family Law Act 1996; facing all ways. A lawyer's introduction to the aims and policy.'

J. HASKEY, National Statistical Office
5 Feb.: `The records: what can we learn about the impact of implementation from marriage and divorce statistics?'

PROFESSOR LEWIS and MS MACLEAN
12 Feb.: `The social context and professional intervention.'

DR M. RICHARDS, Cambridge
19 Feb.: `Implementing new forms of intervention: the Divorce Information Sessions.'

PROFESSOR C. SMART, Leeds
26 Feb.: ` "Good" lawyers and "bad" lawyers.'

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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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Foreign Policy Studies Programme

China and the world

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Old Library, All Souls College. Details of the final seminar of term, to be held on 14 March, will be announced later.

J. GITTINGS, The Guardian
24 Jan.: `The challenge of political reform: China after Deng.'

P. MONTAGNON, The Financial Times
31 Jan.: `China's economic success: prospects and implications.'

DR G. SEGAL, International Institute for Strategic Studies
7 Feb.: `China's security interests: challenges and responses.'

B. HALL, US Embassy, London
14 Feb.: `China and the United States.'

H.E. MR HIROAKI FUJII, Ambassador of Japan
21 Feb.: `China and Japan.'

PROFESSOR M. LEIFER, LSE
28 Feb.: `China and south-east Asia.'

SIR JOHN COLES, Permanent Under Secretary, Foreign and Commonwealth Office
7 Mar.: `China, Britain, and Hong Kong.'

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CORPUS CHRISTI COLLEGE

F.W. Bateson Memorial Lecture 1997

DR ERIC GRIFFITHS, Cambridge, will deliver the F.W. Bateson Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 19 February, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `The disappointment of Christina G. Rossetti.'

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GREEN COLLEGE

Academic seminar

PROFESSOR L. SELEZNEVA, Rostov State University, will give a seminar at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 6 February, in the E.P. Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green College.

Subject: `The tragicomedy of modern Russia.'

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Green College Lectures 1997

The shape of things to come

The Green College Lectures will be given at 6 p.m. on Mondays in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

PROFESSOR G. EFSTATHIOU
20 Jan.: `The future of the universe.'

DR J. LOVELOCK
27 Jan.: `The life expectancy of life on earth.'

PROFESSOR J. GRAY
3 Feb.: `The future of human society.'

BRIAN ALDISS
10 Feb.: `Inventing the future: Utopia or Dystopia.'

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Emery Lecture

PROFESSOR KAY E. DAVIES will deliver the Emery Lecture at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, 11 March, in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

Subject: `Challenges in muscular dystrophy.'

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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

Radical theologies

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Fridays in Mansfield College. The lectures are open to all.

The course co-ordinators are Andrew Linzey and Charles Brock. For further information, telephone Oxford (2)70983 or (2)70999.

PROFESSOR D. MARQUAND
24 Jan.: `Political theology.'

D. TOMLINSON, Leader of the Holy Joes and author of The Post-Evangelical
31 Jan.: `Post-evangelical theology.'

THE REVD PROFESSOR ANDREW LINZEY
7 Feb.: `Animal theology.'

THE REVD MICHAEL VASEY, St John.'s College, Durham
14 Feb.: `Gay theology.'

DR M.-H. KEANE
21 Feb.: `Feminist theology.'

PROFESSOR M. GREY, Southampton
28 Feb.: `Green theology.'

PROFESSOR D. TURNER, Birmingham
7 Mar.: `Mystical theology.'

THE REVD PROFESSOR JOHN HICK, Birmingham
14 Mar.: `Multi-faith theology.'

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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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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

The constraints on British governments: how much difference can a change of governing party now make?

The following lectures, which are open to all members of the University, will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the New Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Conveners: Professor Archie Brown, Ms Janet Anderson, MP, and Mr Edward Garnier, QC, MP.

D. WILLETTS, MP, and Dr Tony Wright, MP (Chair: Ms Anderson)
21 Jan.: `Reform of parliament.'

THE RT. HON. KENNETH BAKER, MP, and Ms M. Hodge, MP (Chair: Professor Brown)
28 Jan.: `Returning power to local government?'

THE RT. HON. DOUGLAS HURD, MP, and Lord Dahrendorf (Chair: Dr Anne Deighton)
4 Feb.: `Should there be a common European foreign and defence policy?'

MR J. FLEMMING and Dr Andrew Walter (Chair: Mr Garnier)
11 Feb.: `Economic globalisation and national economic policy: what difference could a new British government make?'

THE RT. HON. DAVID HEATHCOAT-AMORY, MP, and Mr Roger Bootle, Chief Economics, HSBC (Chair: Ms Anderson)
18 Feb.: `The European single currency: Will it happen? Will a change of government make British entry more likely? What will be the consequences of entry or non-entry?'

MS ANDERSON and Mr Garnier (Chair: Professor Brown)
25 Feb.: `Can a change of government make a difference specifically for women?'

DR J. HENDRON, MP, and Mr R. McCartney, MP (Chair: Mr Garnier; discussant: Professor Roy Foster)
4 Mar.: `Northern Ireland: what can be done?'

MS ANDERSON and Mr Garnier (Chair: Professor Brown)
11 Mar.: `How much difference can a change of government make?'

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Asian Studies Centre

Huang Hsing Foundation Distinguished Lecture in Asian Studies

PROFESSOR PER FISCHER, Mainz, formerly ambassador of the German Federal Republic to Beijing, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 28 January, in the Seminar Room, the Latin American Centre.

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

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Centre for Indian Studies

South Asian History Seminar

With the exception of the second-week meeting, the following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Small Dining Room, Queen Elizabeth House. The second-week meeting will be held on Wednesday, 29 January, in the European Studies Centre (70 Woodstock Road).

S. HAZAREESINGH, Warwick
21 Jan.: `The arrival of modernity: urban renewal and new technologies of everyday life in Bombay city, 1905–25.'

DR R. RAJAN, Cornell
29 Jan.: `Science imperialism and the natural environment—issues and controversies in south Asian and southern African environmental history.'

DR B. GUPTA, St Andrews
4 Feb.: `Collusion in the tea industry in the 1930s: response of firms in India, Ceylon, and Indonesia.'

C. ANDERSON, Edinburgh
11 Feb.: `Colonial places and convict spaces: criminality, resistance, and policies of transportation in Mauritius, 1815–53.'

D. HALL-MATTHEWS
18 Feb.: `Famine process and famine policy in Ahmednagar District 1870–84.'

DR R. YOUNG
25 Feb.: `Nationalism and its doubles.'

K. BHAUMIK and R. LAL
4 Mar.: (K.B.) `The emergence of the film industry in India, 1913–37.'

(R.L.) `Gender relations in Mughal India.'

V. DHARMALINGAM, H. NAIDU, and A. DORAISWAMY
11 Mar.: (V.D.) `Transition to colonial rule in Thanjavur Dt.: 1770–1830.'
(H.N.) `Religion and government: the case of Tirupati.'
(A.D.) `Gender and social reform in colonial India.'

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WOLFSON COLLEGE

Wolfson College Lectures 1997

The human inheritance: genes, language, and evolution

The Wolfson College Lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on the days shown in the Hall, Wolfson College. They will be given on Tuesdays, except for the first lecture, to be given on Thursday, 23 January. The lectures are open to the public.

PROFESSOR LORD RENFREW, Cambridge
23 Jan.: `Approaches to world linguistic diversity.'

PROFESSOR C. STRINGER, Natural History Museum
28 Jan.: `The evolution of Homo sapiens: fossil and genetic evidence.'

PROFESSOR D. RINGE, Pennsylvania
4 Feb.: `Language classification: scientific and unscientific methods.'

PROFESSOR G. DOVER, Leicester
11 Feb.: `Human evolution: our turbulent genes and why we are not chimps.'

DR B. SYKES
18 Feb.: `Using genes to map human population structure and origins.'

PROFESSOR S. PÄÄBO, Zoologisches Institut, Munich
25 Feb.: `Ancient DNA.'

PROFESSOR R. WARD
4 Mar.: `Language and genes in the Americas.'

SIR WALTER BODMER
1 Mar.: `Human genetic diversity and disease susceptibility.'

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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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FRIENDS OF THE BODLEIAN

The following thirty-minute lectures will be given at 1 p.m. on the days shown in the Cecil Jackson Room, the Sheldonian Theatre. All are invited.

Sandwiches and wine will be served after the lectures 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).

DR J.L. WILSON
Thur. 30 Jan.: `What price verisimilitude? Photography and the reproduction of books and manuscripts in the nineteenth century.'

D. TRIM
Tue. 18 Mar.: `Renaissance man and the Reformation: Sir Thomas Bodley and the international Protestant cause in the reign of Elizabeth I.'

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FRIENDS OF REWLEY HOUSE

Annual Lecture

PROFESSOR JEAN AITCHISON will deliver the Friends of Rewley House Annual Lecture at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, 11 February, in the Lecture Theatre, Rewley House. Admission is free for Friends, £2 to others. Tickets may be obtained from Rewley House, or at the door.

Subject: `Language origin and language today: an endless stairway?'

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OXFORD ITALIAN ASSOCIATION

The following lectures will be given at 8 p.m. on the days shown. Members and students under thirty are admitted free; admission for non-members costs £1.

Enquiries about the association should be addressed to Mrs Gisela Cooper, 2 Chadlington Road, Oxford OX2 6SY (telephone: Oxford 559609).

DR J. ROBERTSON
Wed. 22 Jan., Pauling Institute: `The Enlightenment at Naples.'

DR L. SCIAMA
Wed. 29 Jan., Mary Ogilvie Theatre, St Anne's College: `Modernising Venice—a long- standing dilemma.'

G. HINTON
Tue. 11 Feb., Lecture Room 1, St Anne's College: `Art and the mendicant orders.'

C. WHITE
Tue. 18 Feb., Mary Ogilvie Theatre, St Anne's College: `Rembrandt in Italy.'

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OXFORD AMNESTY LECTURES 1997

The values of science

The Oxford Amnesty Lectures will be given at 6 p.m. on the following days in the Sheldonian Theatre.

Tickets for the series cost £18 (£12 unwaged), from the Playhouse Ticket Shop at Blackwell's Music Shop (telephone: Oxford 261384). Single tickets, to be sold at the door if seats are available, will cost £5 (£3 unwaged).

PROFESSOR RICHARD DAWKINS
Thur. 30 Jan.: `The values of science and the science of values.'

PROFESSOR JOHN BARROW
Fri. 31 Jan.: `The artful universe: is the world simple or complex?'

GEORGE MONBIOT
Wed. 12 Feb.: to be announced.

PROFESSOR DANIEL DENNETT
Tue. 18 Feb.: `Faith in the truth.'

PROFESSOR NICHOLAS HUMPHREY
Fri. 12 Feb.: `What shall we tell the children?'

PROFESSOR MARY MIDGLEY
Thur. 27 Feb.: `The myths we live by.'

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