Lectures

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INAUGURAL LECTURES

Harold Vyvyan Harmsworth Professor of American History

PROFESSOR R.L. MIDDLEKAUFF will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 13 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Democracy in America before Tocqueville.'

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Wykeham Professor of Ancient History

PROFESSOR R.C.T. PARKER will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 12 May in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Cleomenes on the Acropolis.'

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Khalid bin Abdallah Al-Sa'ud Professor for the Study of the Contemporary Arab World

PROFESSOR C.D. HOLES will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 29 April, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `The debate poem: a genre of Gulf vernacular literature.'

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JAMES FORD SPECIAL LECTURE IN BRITISH HISTORY

PROFESSOR J. CANNON, CBE, will deliver a James Ford Special Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 16 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: ` "We have the power": the English Ascendancy 1707– 1801.'

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CHERWELL–SIMON MEMORIAL LECTURE 1997

PROFESSOR BERTRAND HALPERIN, Professor of Physics, Harvard University, will deliver the Cherwell–Simon Memorial Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Friday, 9 May, in Lecture Theatre A, the Zoology/Psychology Building.
Subject: `Electrons, quantum mechanics, and strong magnetic fields.'

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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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HALLEY LECTURE 1997

PROFESSOR J.A.M. MCDONNELL, FRAS, Professor of Space Physics and Head of the Unit for Space Sciences and Astrophysics, University of Kent, will deliver the Halley Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 6 May, in the Lecture Theatre, the University Museum.

Subject: `In the beginning was the COMET...'

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O'DONNELL LECTURE IN CELTIC STUDIES 1996--7

PROFESSOR DONNCHADH Ó CORRÁIN, University College, Cork, will deliver the O'Donnell Lecture for 1996--7 at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 8 May, in the Taylorian Hall, the Taylor Institution.

Subject: `Vikings in Ireland and Britain: a reconsideration.'

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MYRES MEMORIAL LECTURE

PROFESSOR J.N. COLDSTREAM, FBA, FSA, Professor of Classical Archaeology, University College, London, will deliver the Myres Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 5 May, in the Headley Lecture Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum.

Subject: `Light from Cyprus on the "Dark Age" of Greece?'

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JAMES P.R. LYELL LECTURES IN BIBLIOGRAPHY 1997

Policing literature in eighteenth-century Paris

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: `Literary inspection.'

8 May: `Censorship.'

13 May: `Smuggling.'

15 May: `Authors.'

20 May: `Literature and the state.'

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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 continue the Wilde Lectures in Natural and Comparative Religion on the following Wednesdays. The lectures will be delivered at 5 p.m. in the Examination Schools, and will be followed by discussion.

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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CLARENDON LECTURES IN MANAGEMENT STUDIES 1997

The modern firm: economics, strategy, and organisation

PROFESSOR JOHN ROBERTS, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University, will deliver the inaugural series of the Clarendon Lectures in Management Studies on the following days in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building. The lectures will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, and at 4 p.m. on Thursday. The lectures are open to the public and there is no charge for admission.

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

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

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

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HENSLEY HENSON LECTURES 1997

History, theology, biblical criticism: the end-of-century interactions

THE REVD PROFESSOR JAMES BARR will deliver the Hensley Henson Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Examination Schools.

Thur. 1 May: `The new profile of discussion about the bible.'

Thur. 8 May: `History, criticism, and ideology.'

Thur. 15 May: `Ideology and theology.'

Tue. 20 May: `Story, historicity, and theology.'

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DASTURZADA DR JAL PAVRY MEMORIAL LECTURE 1997

DR J. LIPNER, Cambridge, will deliver the Dasturzada Dr Jal Pavry Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 13 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `The shaping of religious identity: an overview with an Indian theme.'

Seminars

Dr Lipner will give the following seminars at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Oriental Institute.
20 May: `Religious identity and the dynamics of religious encounter.'
27 May: `Religious identity: a vision for the future.'

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RADHAKRISHNAN MEMORIAL LECTURES 1996–7

The hero and his clay feet: a gendered view of the Ramayana

PROFESSOR NABANEETA DEV SEN will deliver the Radhakrishnan Memorial Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Examination Schools.

Mon. 12 May: `Two sixteenth-century women's Ramayana: reading Chandra in the light of Molla.'

Fri. 16 May: `Lady sings the blues: twentieth-century women singing the Rama tale in Bengali, Marathi, and Telugu.'

Thur. 22 May: `The hero and his clay feet: differing perceptions.'

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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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INTER-FACULTY COMMITTEE FOR AFRICAN STUDIES

PROFESSOR M. MAMDANI, Centre for African Studies, University of Cape Town, will deliver a special African Studies lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 28 April, in the Oakeshott Room, Lincoln College.

Subject: `Between justice and reconciliation: reflections on Rwanda and South Africa.'

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BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics

The following lectures will be given 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 D. SIMMONS
2 May: `Molecular studies on intercellular jam.'

DR V.N. MALASHKEVICH, Basle
9 May: `The crystal structure of a five- stranded coiled coil in COMP: a prototype ion channel.'

DR G. MURSHADOV and DR E. DODSON, York
23 May: `Theory and practice of maximum likelihood refinement: implementation in REFMAC.'

PROFESSOR M. VAN HEEL, Imperial College
30 May: `Electron cryomicroscopy of uncrystallised macromolecules.'

DR D. STAMMERS
6 June: `Structural basis for drug resistance mechanisms in HIV reverse transcriptase in E. coli dihydropteroate synthase.'

DR J. TORMO
13 June: `Structural studies on antigen presentation by MHC class 1 molecules: from peptide loading to T cell recognition.'

PROFESSOR D.W. RICE, Sheffield
20 June: `Insights into homologous recombination through studies on RuvA.'

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CLINICAL MEDICINE

Oxford Clinical Neurosciences Lectures

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

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

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

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

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Department of Cellular Science: Haematology Seminars

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

DR K. KNOX
29 Apr.: `Regulation of ICE-family cysteine protease activity and substrate cleavage during apoptosis in B lymphocytes.' (Postponed from 11 March)

DR D.Y. MASON
6 May: `Detection of oncogene products in leukaemia and lymphoma.'

A member of the Department of Haematology
13 May: case presentation.

DR M. MURPHY, Oxford Regional Blood Transfusion Service
20 May: `Neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia: the past, present, and future.'

DR J. WILDE, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham
27 May: `Viral hepatitis in patients with hereditary bleeding disorders.'

DR S. DAVIES, Central Middlesex Hospital, London
3 June: `Management of sickle cell disease.'

DR P. GOULDER
10 June: `Escape by the human immunodeficiency virus from the cellular immune response.'

DR S. RUSSELL, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge
17 June: `Targeting retrovirus entry.'

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LAW, SOCIAL STUDIES

The function of law in the international community

Seminars will be held on Tuesdays, as follows: the 29 April seminar will be held at 8.30 p.m. in the Habakkuk Room, Jesus College; subsequent seminars will be held at 5 p.m. in Room A, the Social Studies Faculty Centre.

For details of Professor Harold Koh's Waynflete Lectures, see under `Magdalen College' below.

Conveners: M.W. Janis, MA, Reader in Law, A.J. Hurrell, MA, M.Phil., D.Phil., University Lecturer in International Relations, and E.A. Roberts, MA, Montague Burton Professor of International Relations.

DR P. ALLOTT, Cambridge
29 Apr.: `The true function of law in the international community.' (Jointly with the International Law Association, British Branch)

H.C. KRUEGER, Secretary to the European Commission of Human Rights, Strasbourg
6 May: `Why nations obey the European Human Rights Convention.'

PROFESSOR V. GOWLLAND-DEBBAS, Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva
27 May: `The role of the UN Security Council in the enforcement of international obligations.'

PROFESSOR R. LAPIDOTH, Hebrew University of Jerusalemn
3 June: `Autonomy as a means of self- determination.'

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LITERAE HUMANIORES, ORIENTAL STUDIES, THEOLOGY

Exegesis in ancient religions

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Modern History Faculty Building.

Conveners: M.F. Edwards, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer (CUF) in Theology, M.D. Goodman, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Jewish Studies, S.R.F. Price, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer (CUF) in Ancient History, and C.C. Rowland, MA, D.Phil., Dean Ireland's Professor of Exegesis of Holy Scripture.

PROFESSOR G. VERMES
30 Apr.: `Scripture and tradition in Judaism.'

DR D. OBBINK
7 May: `Ritual exegesis and the origins of Greek scholarship.'

PROFESSOR P. ALEXANDER, University of Manchester
14 May: `The purpose and techniques of Midrash.'

PROFESSOR R. GOMBRICH
21 May: `Exegesis of texts in Buddhism.'

DR M. EDWARDS
28 May: `St Paul and the rhetoric of the Christian Fathers.'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Paget Toynbee Lectures on Dante 1997

Ethics and existence in Dante: a new theological perspective

DR J.F. TOOK, Reader in Dante Studies, University College, London, will deliver the Paget Toynbee Lectures at 5 p.m. on Mondays in Room 2, the Taylor Institution.

Mon. 28 Apr.: `The structure of being.'

Mon. 5 May: `The phenomena of being.'

Mon. 12 May: `Grace and the redemption of being.'

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MODERN HISTORY

The recent history of the Oxford Science Area

PROFESSOR P. RIVIÈRE will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 15 May, in the Tanner Room, Linacre College.

Conveners: R. Fox, MA, D.Phil., Professor of the History of Science, and J.J. Roche, D.Phil.

Subject: `The institutionalisation of Mr Tylor's science.'

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East–Central and Eastern Europe, sixteenth to twentieth centuries

The following seminars will be given at 2.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Shackleton Room, Brasenose College. Details of the 19 June seminar will be announced later.

PROFESSOR W.G. WAGNER, Williams College
1 May: `Orthodox images of women in late imperial Russia.'

PROFESSOR J.D. KLIER, University College, London
8 May: `A tale of two emancipations: France (1790–1807) and Russia (1804).'

DR A. RAPOPORT-ALBERT, University College, London
15 May: `Pre-emancipation east European Jews: a minority culture?'

PROFESSOR H. MOMMSEN, Bochum
22 May: `German resettlement policy in the east: the quest for living space in east Europe and how it failed.'

DR D. SAUNDERS, Newcastle
29 May: `Russia, the Balkans, and Ukraine in the 1870s.'

DR W. BRACEWELL, SSEES
5 June: `Bandits and borders in the Balkans.'

DR K. FRIEDRICH, SSEES
12 June: `Burghers, patricians, and local identity in early modern royal Prussia.'

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MODERN HISTORY, SOCIAL STUDIES

Economic History Seminar

Amended notice

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on the days shown in St Antony's College. The first meeting will be held on Monday, 28 April, in the Fellows' Dining Room (Hilda Besse Building); thereafter the meetings will be held on Tuesdays, in the European Studies Centre (70 Woodstock Road).

This notice replaces the corresponding notices published in the Gazettes of 6 March (p. 833) and 13 March (p. 857).

Conveners: J.S. Foreman-Peck, MA, University Lecturer in Economic History, C.H. Feinstein, MA, Chichele Professor of Economic History, T. Leunig, MA, D.Phil., Nuffield College Prize Research Fellow, and A. Offer, MA, D.Phil., Reader in Recent Social and Economic History.

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

JOSE MORILLA CRITZ, Alcala
6 May: `The broadening of Mediterranean agriculture as a factor in its crisis, 1850–1950.'

G. CAMERON
13 May: `Economic convergence between US and Japanese manufacturing since the mid-1950s.'

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

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

M. THOMAS, Virginia
3 June: `How the US labour market worked one hundred years ago.'

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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.

PROFESSOR F. MILLAR
6 May: `Rome and Jerusalem.'

C. BRADY
13 May: `The date and provenance of Targum Lamentations.'

DR S. STERN, Jews' College, London
20 May: `Easter, the Jewish calendar, and the Council of Nicaea: a parting of the ways?'

THE REVD CAROLINE WICKENS, Birmingham
27 May: `The rabbis and the outside world: non-Jews and women.'

PROFESSOR B. ISAAC, Tel Aviv
3 June: `The use of aerial photography for the history of Roman Palestine.'

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PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory: departmental seminars

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Mondays in the Lecture Theatre, the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory.

Conveners: J.P. Simons, MA, Dr Lee's Professor of Chemistry, and R.G. Compton, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Chemistry.

DR R. EDGELL
28 Apr.: `STM of metal oxides: progress and prospects.'

DR N. ALLAN, Bristol
5 May: `Free energy minimisation via lattice dynamics.'

DR S. SIMPSON
12 May: `Science in the Simpson Group.'

MRS P. BACKWAY, Assistant Programme Manager, EPSRC
19 May: `The structure, bonding, and reaction mechanisms programme: a short presentation.'

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Dyson Perrins Laboratory: colloquia

The following lectures will be held at 4 p.m. on the days shown in the Dyson Perrins Lecture Theatre.

PROFESSOR S.L. SCHREIBER, Harvard
12 May: `Activation and inactivation of proteins using chemical genetics.' (1997 Andy Derome Lectures)

13 May: `Discovery of ligands for use in chemical genetics.' (1997 Andy Derome Lectures)

PROFESSOR G.M. WHITESIDES, Harvard
19 May: `Electrostatic effects in biochemistry.' (1997 Robert Robinson Lectures)

20 May: `Self-assembly.' (1997 Robert Robinson Lectures)

21 May: `Polyvalency.' (1997 Robert Robinson Lectures)

22 May: `Physical optics.' (1997 Robert Robinson Lectures)

PROFESSOR J.K.M. SANDERS, Cambridge
5 June: `Adventures in molecular recognition.' (Royal Society of Chemistry 1997 Pedler Lecture)

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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 A. NEWELL, Warwick
2 May: `Natural patterns and their defects: some universal features.'

PROFESSOR A. MCKINNON, Imperial College
16 May: `Delocalisation of electron pairs in disordered systems: true or false.'

DR I. LAWRIE, Leeds
30 May: `Non-equilibrium field theory and phase transitions in the early universe.'

PROFESSOR C. JORDAN
13 June: `Stellar flares.'

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Oxford Centre for Advanced Materials and Composites

The OCAMAC Industrial Lecture

DR S. MILLER, Rolls-Royce PLC, will deliver the OCAMAC Industrial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 16 May, in Lecture Room 1, the Thom Building, Department of Engineering Science.

Subject: `Aeroengine integrity and reliability.'

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PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

The following seminars will be given at 12 noon on Wednesdays in the Sherrington Room, the University Laboratory of Physiology.

Convener: J.C. Ellory, MA, Professor in Human Physiology.

PROFESSOR G. RAISMAN, NIMR, Mill Hill
30 Apr.: `Repair of cut axons in the adult central nervous system.' (Jenkinson Seminar)

DR N. CLAYTON, University of California, Davis
7 May: `Memories of a flying seahorse: the avian hippocampus.' (McDonnell–Pew Seminar)

DR B. CUMMING
14 May: `Cortical neurons and the visual perception of depth.' (McDonnell–Pew Seminar)

DR J. PRICE, SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals, Harlow
21 May: `The generation of cellular diversity in the forebrain.' (Jenkinson Seminar)

DR M. VALVERDE, King's College, London
28 May: `Ups and downs of molecular physiology of cell volume regulation.' (Seminar sponsored by the Physiological Society)

DR F. EDWARDS, University College, London
4 June: `ATP as a synaptic transmitter in the mammalian brain.' (McDonnell–Pew Seminar)

PROFESSOR F. ASHCROFT
11 June: `Not the G.L. Brown Lecture.' (Seminar sponsored by the Physiological Society)

DR K. BUCKLER
18 June: `Mechanisms of oxygen sensing in arterial chemoreceptors.'(Seminar sponsored by the Physiological Society)

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INSTITUTE OF ARCHAEOLOGY

Medieval Archaeology Seminar

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Archaeology Lecture Room, the Institute of Archaeology.

T. BELL
1 May: `A Roman signal station at Whitby: the Christian reuse of Roman structures on the North Yorkshire coast.'

G. KEEVIL
8 May: `Archaeology in an historic environment: reflections on recent work at the Tower of London.'

J. MUNBY
15 May: `Medieval technology and carpentry: the waggon and the origins of the coach.'

R. COWIE and L. BLACKMORE
5 June: `Middle Saxon London: 1996 excavations.'

J. COOK
12 June: `Anglo-Saxon buckets: some unsolved questions.'

G. HEY
19 June: `An early medieval landscape at Yarnton, Oxon.'

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DEPARTMENT FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION

Oxford Architectural History Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5.30 p.m. on Mondays in Rewley House.

Conveners: M.R. Airs, MA, D.Phil., Reader in Conservation and the Historic Environment, and G. Tyack, MA, M. Litt., Fellow of Kellogg College and Director, the Stanford University Centre in Oxford.

DR TYACK
28 Apr.: `Lutyens and Baker in Oxford.'

DR AIRS
9 June: `Vernacular building in seventeenth-century Buckinghamshire.'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR HEBREW AND JEWISH STUDIES

The following lectures will be given at 8.15 p.m. on the days shown in the Common Room, Yarnton Manor. With the exception of the lecture to be held on Monday, 9 June, they will take place on Wednesdays.

B.S. HILL
30 Apr.: `Hebrew printing in Poland.'

PROFESSOR Y. KAPLAN, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
7 May: `The self-definition of the Sephardi Jews of Western Europe in the early modern period.'

PROFESSOR H. MOMMSEN, Rhein-Universität, Bochum
14 May: `Modernisation, armaments, and compulsory labour in Nazi Germany: the case of the Volkswagen factory.'

PROFESSOR H. TIROSH-SAMUELSON, Indiana
21 May: `Eudaimonia as hermeneutics: Maimonides' conception of happiness.'

28 May: `Human felicity and the pursuit of holiness: between philosophy and Kabbalah.'

J. COHEN, Liverpool
4 June: `Restitution and reconciliation in Jewish law and international law.'

PROFESSOR R. LAPIDOTH, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
9 June: `Jerusalem: some legal aspects.'

DR S. KRAJEWSKI, Warsaw
18 June: `Catholic–Jewish dialogue in postwar Poland.' (Jointly sponsored by the Centre and the Institute for Polish–Jewish Studies)

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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. Details of the 19 June seminar will be announced later.

S. ROY, City University
1 May: `Globalisation and structural change: some lessons of east Asia for south Asia.'

B. DAS, Centre for Social Studies, Surat
8 May: `Slum dwellers in Indian cities: the case of Surat in western India.'

P. SINGH, Brookes
15 May: `Politics of sectarianism in the human rights discourse in Punjab 1947–97.'

M. BANERJEE, Gargi College, Delhi
22 May: `On the commercialisation of Ayurvedic medicines in modern India.'

R. HAKIM, Goldsmith's College, London
29 May: `Identity, resettlement, and perceptions of change: the Vasava Bhils of Gujarat.'

Y. YADAV, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi
5 June: `Future of democracy in India: pointers from a National Election Study 1996.'

R. GOPINATH, Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi
12 June: `Understanding pre-transitional fertility regimes: the case of colonial Malabar.'


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DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS

Florence Nightingale Lecture 1997

SIR WALTER BODMER, FRS, will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 1 May, in the Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's College.

Subject: `The somatic evolution of cancer.'

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ALL SOULS COLLEGE

Chichele Lectures 1997

The Chichele Lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on the following Fridays in the Old Library, All Souls College.

DR D. PERLER
9 May: `John Norris.'

S. MANDELBROTE
23 May: `All Souls from the Civil War to the Restoration.'

DR J. BENNETT
30 May: `Wren.'

DR J. CLARKE
6 June: `Warden Niblett.'

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EXETER COLLEGE

Marett Memorial Lecture 1997

PROFESSOR G. LLOYD, Cambridge, will deliver the Marett Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 25 April, in the Saskatchewan Lecture Room, Exeter College.

Subject: `The uses and abuses of classification: Ancient Greek and Chinese reflections.'

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GREEN COLLEGE

Academic seminar

PROFESSOR STEIN RINGEN will give a seminar at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 1 May, in the E.P. Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green College.

Subject: `Democracy, divorce, and abortion: liberal ethics in social questions.'

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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MAGDALEN COLLEGE

Waynflete Lectures 1997

Reflections on European History

PROFESSOR N. DAVIES, Professor Emeritus, University of London, will deliver the Waynflete Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following Wednesdays in the Examination Schools. Admission is free.

30 Apr. `Europa sicut lilium: History at Magdalen College.'


7 May: `Europe: a history—the author's critique of "a total history of Europe in all periods" .'

14 May: `Western civilisation versus European history.'

21 May: `The Great Schism: British versus Continental history.'


Why nations obey international law

PROFESSOR H.H. KOH, Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law and Director, Orville Schell Center for International Human Rights, Yale Law School, will deliver the Waynflete Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following dates in the Examination Schools. Admisssion is free.

A round table discussion, with Professor Koh, Professor Adam Roberts, and others, will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 20 May, in Room A, the Social Studies Faculty Centre.

8 May: `Why nations obey? Foundation.'

13 May: `Why nations obey? Theories.'

15 May: `Why nations obey? Transnational legal process.'

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PEMBROKE COLLEGE

Blackstone Lecture 1997

JUSTICE R.J. GOLDSTONE will deliver the twenty-first Blackstone Lecture at 11.30 a.m. on Saturday, 7 June, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

Subject: `Justice and peace—the UN War Crimes Tribunals and the South African Truth Commission.'

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ST CROSS COLLEGE

Public lecture

PROFESSOR F. BREMER, Millersville University, Pennsylvania, will give a public lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 14 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `How new was New England?: rethinking colonial America from an English perspective.'

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SOMERVILLE COLLEGE

James Bryce Memorial Lecture

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

Subject: `Psychotherapy: a secular religion?'

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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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CAMPION HALL

Special Lecture in Spanish

DR JOSÉ MARÍA CIRARDA, Retired Archbishop of Pamplona (1978–93), will lecture at 5p.m. on Thursday, 1 May, in the Lecture Room, Campion Hall. There will be a hand-out in English. All are welcome.

Subject: `La Iglesia y el Nacionalismo Vasco.'

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OXFORD ITALIAN ASSOCIATION

Lectures will be given at 7.45 for 8 p.m. on the following Wednesdays in the Mary Ogilvie Theatre, St Anne's College. Admission is free to members and students under thirty; non-members £1.

For details of the Dorothy Rowe Memorial Lecture, to be given by Professor C.J. Mann on 19 May, see above.

B. WARD-PERKINS
21 May: `Barbarians and Romans: British archaeologists in Italy.'

PROFESSOR J.R. WOODHOUSE
28 May: `The politics of Florence's Palazzo Vecchio: its construction and decoration.'

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FRIENDS OF THE PITT RIVERS MUSEUM

Beatrice Blackwood Lecture 1997

JOHN MACK, Keeper, Museum of Mankind, London, will deliver the Beatrice Blackwood Lecture at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, 14 May, in the Inorganic Chemistry Lecture Theatre, South Parks Road. For further information, telephone Oxford 554281.

Subject: `Art, divination, and knowledge.'

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