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ROMANES LECTURE 1996

THE RT. HON. THE LORD JENKINS OF HILLHEAD, OM, PC, DCL, Chancellor of the University, will deliver the Romanes Lecture at 5.45 p.m. on Thursday, 14 November, in the Sheldonian Theatre. Tickets are not required for admission.

Subject: `The Chancellorship: some present reflections with a little history.'

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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 Hilary Term 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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CLARENDON LAW LECTURES

Business Torts

MR TONY WEIR, Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, will deliver the second series of Clarendon Law Lectures in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building, as follows: Wednesday, 30 October, 5–7 p.m., and Thursday, 31 October, 5–5.50 p.m.

The lectures take place under the auspices of the Oxford University Press and the Faculty of Law.

The lectures are open to the public, and those wishing to attend are advised to arrive early.

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ASTOR LECTURE

PROFESSOR C.A. ANGELL, Arizona State University, will deliver an Astor Lecture at 2.15 p.m. on Monday, 21 October, in the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Lecture Theatre.

Subject: `Polymorphism in glasses, liquids, and biopolymers: implications for protein folding and BSE.'

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ANTHROPOLOGY AND GEOGRAPHY

Southern Africa Seminars

These seminars will take place at 4.45 p.m. on the days shown, as follows: the seminar on Thursday, 14 November, will be held in the Upper Lecture Room, the School of Geography; all other seminars will be held on Wednesdays, in the Senior Common Room, the School of Geography.

Convener: A. Lemon, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer (CUF) in Geography.

DR C. VOGEL, Witwatersrand
23 Oct.: `Environmental policy in South Africa.'

DR I. SMITH, Warwick
30 Oct.: `The South African War (1899–1902) and the making of modern South Africa.'

DR R. GIBB, Plymouth
6 Nov.: `The Southern African Customs Union Agreement.'

DR G. WILLIAMS
14 Nov.: `Land reforms and agricultural policies in South Africa.'

PROFESSOR C. DE WET, Rhodes
20 Nov.: `Land reform and resettlement in South Africa.'

DR D. SIMON, Royal Holloway and Bedford New College
27 Nov.: `From desert enclave to regional gateway? The reintegration of Walvis Bay into Namibia.'

DR S. PARNELL, Witwatersrand
4 Dec.: `Post-apartheid housing policy: in search of an accompanying urbanisation policy.'

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Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology

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

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

DR L. RIVAL, Kent
18 Oct.: `Birthing fathers and the naturalness of parenting: an examination of the Huaorani couvade.'

DR S. HEADLEY, Aix-en-Provence
25 Oct.: `Purification through the telling of a Genesis: a Javanese cosmology in shadow puppet theatre.'

DR S. HUGH-JONES, Cambridge
1 Nov.: `Good reason or bad conscience? Why some Amazonians are ambivalent about eating meat.'

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

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

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

PROFESSOR R. FARDON, SOAS
29 Nov.: `Bovid imaginings: masks and the materiality of associations in West Africa.'

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

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BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

The following seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Mondays in Lecture Theatre B, the Department of Zoology.

Convener: R.M. Anderson, MA, Linacre Professor of Zoology.

DR D.C. BARKER, Cambridge
21 Oct.: `Can DNA diagnosis of human leishmaniasis be applied in the tropics?'

PROFESSOR D. BUNDY
28 Oct.: To be announced.

PROFESSOR R. WARD
4 Nov.: `Genetic evolution of bears: a phylogeographic approach.'

DR L. ALPHEY, University of Manchester
11 Nov.: `Protein phosphatase 1: one enzyme, several genes, many roles.'

PROFESSOR R.E. PAGE, California, Davis
18 Nov.: `Genomic mapping of behavioural quantitative trait loci in the honey-bee.'

DR M. DAWKINS
25 Nov.: `How hens see the world: visual images for the bird brain.'

DR D.B. GOLDSTEIN
2 Dec.: `The origin and spread of anatomically modern humans.'

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Department of Biochemistry: departmental colloquia and OUBS talks

The following colloquia will be held at 4 p.m. on Mondays in the Large Lecture Theatre, the Department of Biochemistry.

PROFESSOR N.A.R. GOW, Aberdeen
21 Oct.: `Candida Albicans—fungal `Jekyll and Hyde'.'

DR J. SMITH, Division of Developmental Biology, NIMR
28 Oct.: `Upstream and downstream of brachyury: a gene required for vertebrate mesoderm formation.'

DR K. DAY
4 Nov.: `Sex and malaria: a population genetics view.'

PROFESSOR J. WILLIAMS, University College, London
11 Nov.: `Stop and go signalling pathways in Dictyostelium development.'

DR A. MONACO, Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics
18 Nov.: `Isolation of genes for inherited disorders: from monogenic to polygenic diseases.'

DR A.N. BARCLAY
25 Nov.: `Biochemical analysis of lymphocyte surface proteins.'

PROFESSOR D. LANE, Dundee
2 Dec.: `Regulating and mimicking tumour suppression gene function.'

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CLINICAL MEDICINE

The following lectures will be given at 6.15 p.m. on the days shown in Lecture Theatre 1, the Academic Block, the John Radcliffe Hospital.

Convener: P. Foëx, MA, D.Phil., Nuffield Professor of Anaesthetics.

DR J.D. YOUNG, DR K. DORRINGTON, and others
Tues. 19 Nov.: `An evening of lungs—pulmonary circulation, nitric oxide, lung–liquid balance.'

DR M. WARD
Wed. 11 Dec.: `Acupuncture.'

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Oxford Clinical Neurosciences Lectures

These lectures will be held 11.30 a.m. on Fridays in the New Lecture Theatre, ASC Building, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

Note: the title of the 18 October lecture differs from that given in the notice in the Gazette of 3 October (p. 64), which is hereby replaced.

Convener: J. Newsom-Davis, DM, Action Research Professor of Clinical Neurology.

PROFESSOR S. SHORVON, Institute of Neurology, London
18 Oct.: `Aspects of epilepsy and cortical dysplasia.'

PROFESSOR M. HARRISON, Middlesex Hospital, London
1 Nov.: `Neurological complications of HIV infection.'

DR R. WILL, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh
20 Dec.: `Creutzfeld--Jakob disease: recent developments.'

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Nuffield Department of Orthopaedic Surgery: David Fuller Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR CHARLES GALASKO, Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Manchester, will lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 6 November, in the Lecture Theatre, the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre.

Subject: `Neuromuscular scoliosis.'

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Department of Paediatric Surgery

PROFESSOR JOHN HUTSON, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, will lecture at 8.30 a.m. on Friday, 1 November, in the Main Lecture Theatre, the John Radcliffe Hospital.

Subject: `Descent of the testis and its abnormalities.'

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LITERAE HUMANIORES

PROFESSOR PATRICK RILEY, Professor of Philosophy and Politics, Wisconsin and Harvard, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 22 October, in the Lecture Room, the Philosophy Centre, 10 Merton Street.

Convener: M.R. Ayers, MA, Professor of Philosophy.

Subject: `Leibniz's theory of justice: universal jurisprudence and the charity of the wise.'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on the days shown in 47 Wellington Square.

Convener: P.A. Mackridge, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Modern Greek.

PROFESSOR M. JEFFREYS, Sydney
Thur. 31 Oct.: `The Australian dimension of the Macedonian controversy.'

PROFESSOR W. PUCHNER, Athens
Tue. 5 Nov.: `Shadow theatre in the Balkan Peninsula: from Ottoman Karagöz to modern Greek Karaghiozis.'

PROFESSOR R. BEATON, King's College, London
Thur. 14 Nov.: `Seferis and Byzantium.' (With slides)

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Portuguese Graduate Seminar

DR S.R. PARKINSON will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 24 October, in Room T11, 47 Wellington Square.

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

Subject: `Metrical virtuosity in the Cantigas de Santa Maria.'

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MODERN HISTORY

Special Faculty Lecture

PROFESSOR N. DAVIES, School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University of London, will deliver the annual Special Faculty Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 22 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Fair comparisons, false contrasts: East and West in modern European history.'

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Seminar in Medieval History

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Wharton Room, All Souls College. Those attending are asked to note the change of time.

On 11 November a Group 1 Research Discussion will be held in place of the seminar.

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

P. GALLOWAY
21 Oct.: `Discreet and devout maidens: Beguine communities in northern France, 1200–1500.'

PROFESSOR E. JAMES, Reading
28 Oct.: `Childhood in Merovingian Gaul.'

S. KINGSTON
4 Nov.: `Numerous Assemblies and Steadfast Common Men: the exercise of lordly power in Ulster and the Isles in the fifteenth century.'

H. LORREY
18 Nov.: `Conversion and the question of doubt in the High Middle Ages.'

PROFESSOR T. REUTER, Southampton
25 Nov.: To be announced.

M. ELLIS
2 Dec.: `Landscape and power: the Frangipani family and their clients in the Roman forum, 1100–1300.'

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ORIENTAL STUDIES

Medieval Studies Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in Lecture Room 1, the Oriental Institute.

The seminars will take place in weeks 2–8 of term, and not in weeks 2–7, as stated in the Michaelmas Term Lecture List. No seminars will be held on 5 and 26 November.

Conveners: J.S. Meisami, MA, University Lecturer in Persian, C.F. Robinson, MA, University Lecturer in Early Islamic History, and W.L. Treadwell, MA, Samir Shamma Lecturer in Islamic Numismatics.

DR L.P. HARVEY, London and the OCIS
22 Oct.: `The last books written in Arabic in Spain: the Sacromonte lead tablets.'

DR S. GUTHRIE, London
29 Oct.: `Masters of the Arabic bon mot: al-Wasiti's thirteenth-century illustrations of the Celebrated Maqamat (Assemblies) of al-Hariri.'

DR M. MORONY, California, Los Angeles
12 Nov.: `Issues in economic production from late antiquity to early Islam.'

DR R. AMITAI-PREISS, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
19 Nov.: `The conversion of Tegudar Il- Khan to Islam: various perspectives in the Mamluk and Ilkhanid sources.'

PROFESSOR J. LASSNER, Wayne State
3 Dec.: `Reckoning time, recording history: the formation of historical consciousness in the Middle East.'

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PHYSICAL SCIENCES

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 T. KIBBLE, Imperial College, London
18 Oct.: `Formation of vortices/strings in the early universe and in liquid helium.'

PROFESSOR J.M. BALL
1 Nov.: `Some mathematical issues arising in the study of phase transformations in solids.'

DR M. MEZARD, Ecole Normale Supérieure
15 Nov.: `Statistical physics of Burger's turbulence.'

PROFESSOR I.J.R. AITCHISON
29 Nov.: `Time-dependent effective theories for BCS-type superconductors.'

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Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Main Lecture Theatre, the Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory.

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

PROFESSOR V.C. GIBSON, Imperial College, London
21 Oct.: `New directions in transition metal catalysis.'

PROFESSOR A.G. ORPEN, Bristol
28 Oct.: `Flexibility of metal complexes in crystals.'

PROFESSOR E. CONSTABLE, Basle
4 Nov.: To be announced.

PROFESSOR M. SCHRÖDER, Nottingham
11 Nov.: `Redox active macrocyclic complexes: rings, stacks, boxes, and liquid crystals.'

PROFESSOR S. MANN, Bath
18 Nov.: `Biomimetic inorganic materials.'

DR J.D. SMITH, Sussex
25 Nov.: `Novel organometallic compounds with very bulky ligands.'

PROFESSOR A.J. DOWNS
2 Dec.: `Reactive compounds of the group 12 and group 13 metals: chemistry in the cold or in low-pressure vapours.'

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Materials Modelling Laboratory Seminars

The following seminars will be given 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.

PROFESSOR N. QUIRKE, Bangor
18 Oct.: `Modelling of activated carbon.'

PROFESSOR J.K. HARVEY, Imperial College, London
25 Oct.: `Simulation of gas–surface reactions during silicon growth.'

DR F. DUN
1 Nov.: `Modelling of strain-induced porosity during high temperature forging.'

DR CARTER WHITE
8 Nov.: `Atomistic simulations of shock- induced chemistry and phase transitions.'

PROFESSOR O. PENROSE, Heriot-Watt
15 Nov.: `Modelling of diffusion-induced grain boundary motion.'

PROFESSOR D. BIRD, Bath
22 Nov.: `First principles simulations of molecular dissociation on metals.'

DR H.E. ASSENDER
29 Nov.: `Modelling random polymer crystal.' (Interdepartmental polymer seminar)

PROFESSOR J.D. HUNT, G. ANTIPAS, and R.M. THOMAS
6 Dec.: `Modelling microstructure.'

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Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Planetary Physics

The following seminars will be given at 4.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Dobson Lecture Room, the Atmospheric Physics Laboratory.

Because on rare occasions the arrangements may need to be changed, anyone intending to come to Oxford specially to attend should check first by telephoning Oxford (2)72933.

PROFESSOR V. RAMASWAMY, Princeton
24 Oct.: `Climate change in the global stratosphere?'

PROFESSOR T.G. SHEPHERD, Toronto and Cambridge
31 Oct.: `Issues in climate modelling of the middle atmosphere.'

DR A. HARRIS, University College, London
7 Nov. `Hurricanes—how many and how big?'

F.M. REININGER
14 Nov.: `The Spatially Modulated Infra-red Imaging Spectrometer (SMIIS): a compact Fourier transform remote sensing instrument for probing the Martian atmosphere and studying Martian geology.'

DR S.J. ENGLISH, Meteorological Office, Bracknell
21 Nov.: `Microwave remote sensing for weather forecasting.'

DR G. HAYMAN, National Environmental Technology Centre, AEA Technology, Culham
28 Nov.: `Air pollution modelling and mapping.'

DR F. RABIER, European Centre for Medium Range Forecasting, Reading
5 Dec.: `Four-dimensional variational assimilation in the ECMWF model.'

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Astrophysics Colloquia

The following colloquia will take place at 4.15 p.m. on the days shown in the Nuclear and Astrophysics Lecture Theatre. They will be held on Tuesdays, with the exception of the meeting on Friday, 29 November.

Conveners: M.D. Lacy and A.E. Lynas-Gray.

DR M. JONES, Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory
22 Oct.: `Assorted features in the microwave background.'

DR C. HASWELL, Sussex
29 Oct.: `Accretion adventures with HST.'

DR B.J. RAUSCHER, Durham
5 Nov.: `Evidence for a near infra-red halo in the rapidly rotating edge-on spiral galaxy ESO/Uppsala 240-G11.'

DR T. SMALL, Cambridge
12 Nov.: `Large-scale structure and galaxy evolution in the Norris survey of the Corona Borealis supercluster.'

DR M. PERRYMAN, ESTEC
19 Nov.: `Space astrometry and the impact of Hipparcos.'

DR C.A. COLLINS, Liverpool John Moores University
26 Nov.: `Evolution of high redshift X- ray clusters.'

DR M. LIVIO, Space Telescope Science Institute
29 Nov.: `The formation of astrophysical jets.'

DR J. LASALA, Southern Maine
3 Dec.: To be announced.

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Solid State Seminars

The following talks on the chemistry, structure, and properties of solids will be given at 11.45 a.m. on Tuesdays in the Abbot's Kitchen, the Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory.

Convener: A.M. Chippindale, MA, D.Phil.

DR L. GLASSER, Witwatersrand
22 Oct.: `Lattice energies and ionic strength: a generalised Kapustinskii equation.'

DR T. MASSMEYER, Royal Institution
29 Oct.: `Designing heterogeneous catalysts: organometallics and MCM-41.'

DR J.O. EVANS
5 Nov.: `Zirconium tungstate and negative thermal expansion—shrinking ceramics, phase transitions, oxygen mobility, and bullet-proof vests.'

DR M. LAIDLAW
12 Nov.: `NMR studies of paramagnetic cyanide bridge mixed-valence compounds.'

DR L. SCHROEDER
19 Nov.: `Determination of hydrogen atom positions in inorganic compounds by forcefield calculations and the Rietveld method.'

P. HENRY
26 Nov.: `Fullerene intercalation chemistry.'

W.M. SIMPSON
3 Dec.: `13C CPMAS and X-ray studies of deoxycholic acid inclusion compounds.'

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PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Pharmacology and anatomical neuropharmacology seminars

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Lecture Theatre, the University Department of Pharmacology.

DR M. DARLISON, Hamburg
22 Oct.: `Recent studies on GABA and glutamate-gated ion channels from complex and simple nervous systems.'

DR S.C. O'NEILL, Liverpool
29 Oct.: `Spontaneous release of calcium from the sarcoplasmic reticulum and calcium homeostasis in cardiac muscle.'

DR P. THORN, Cambridge
5 Nov.: `Spatial domains of calcium signalling in secretory epithelial cells.'

DR T. FREUND, Institute of Experimental Medicine, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest
12 Nov.: `Interneurones of the hippocampus, their local and subcortical control.'

DR A. MORGAN, Liverpool
19 Nov.: `Identification of proteins involved in regulated exocytosis.'

DR C.J. GARLAND, Bristol
26 Nov.: `Endothelium-dependent hyperpolarising factor. What is it and is it of any importance?'

PROFESSOR A.D. SMITH
3 Dec.: `A dietary risk factor for Alzheimer's disease?'

DR E. BROWN, Marine Biological Laboratory, Plymouth
10 Dec.: `L-type calcium channels in excitation–contraction coupling in twitch muscle of lower vertebrates and invertebrates.'

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PSYCHOLOGICAL STUDIES

The following seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Weiskrantz Room (C.113), the Department of Experimental Psychology.

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

PROFESSOR J. GRAY, Institute of Psychiatry, London
22 Oct.: `The use of neural transplants to restore cognitive function.'

DR M. BROWN, Bristol
5 Nov.: `Studies into the neural basis of recognition memory.'

PROFESSOR T. SHALLICE, University College, London
12 Nov.: `Right prefrontal involvement in the control of episodic memory retrieval.'

PROFESSOR L. CIPOLATTI, National Hospital, London
26 Nov.: `Refractory and storage impairments of semantic memory.'

PROFESSOR M. CONWAY, Bristol
3 Dec.: `False and recovered memories: some theory and some recent findings.'

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SOCIAL STUDIES

NEWTON MINNOW, current chairman, the Carnegie Corporation, and former chairman, US Federal Communications Commission, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 25 October, in All Souls College.

Conveners: A.C. Stepan, MA, Gladstone Professor of Government, and B.E. Shafer, MA, Mellon Professor of American Government.

Subject: `Television and modern American politics.'

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RESEARCH LABORATORY FOR ARCHAEOLOGY AND THE HISTORY OF ART

The following seminars will be held at 10.30 a.m. on Thursdays in the Library, the Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art.

Convener: M.S. Tite, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Archaeological Science.

M. RICHARDS
17 Oct.: `Luminescence dating of the Dring Yuriakh site (Siberia).'

S. BOURGET, East Anglia
31 Oct.: `Sacrificial and funerary practices of the Moche, recent discoveries at Huaca de la Luna, Peru: the 1995 and 1996 field seasons.'

P. DAY, Sheffield
21 Nov.: `Tales of the unexpected: new light on ceramic production and consumption in pre- palatial Crete.'

E.T. HALL
28 Nov.: `The most precise pendulum clock—how to waste time after retirement.'

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COMPUTING LABORATORY

Numerical Analysis Group

Differential equations, computational mathematics, and applications seminars

The following seminars will be held on Thursdays, as follows: at 2 p.m. on 31 October, in the Atlas Centre, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory; at 2.15 and 3.45 p.m. on 14 November, in the Lecture Theatre, the Computing Laboratory; all other seminars at 4 p.m. in the Lecture Theatre, the Computing Laboratory.

Conveners: S.D. Howison (telephone: (2)70500) and E. Süli (telephone: (2)73880); J. Scott (telephone: 01235 445131) (RAL).

PROFESSOR I. STAKGOLD, Delaware
17 Oct.: `The porous medium equation with absorption.'

DR S. LAZAAR, Marseille
24 Oct.: `Preconditioning and numerical inversion of elliptic operators.'

DR L. HEMMINGSSON
31 Oct.: `Domain decomposition methods and fast solvers for first-order PDEs.'

D. KAY, Leicester
7 Nov.: `The p version of the FEM.'

DR P. SWEETENHAM, AEA Technology
14 Nov. (first seminar): `Convergence of additive correction algebraic multigrid.'

DR A. ISERLES, Cambridge
14 Nov. (second seminar): `Differential equations on manifolds.'

DR I. GRAHAM, Bath
21 Nov.: `Domain decomposition and preconditioned conjugate gradient methods for elliptic equations with discontinuous coefficients.'

DR S. TAVERNER
28 Nov.: `Convective effects on a propagating reaction front.'

DR J. LEVESLEY, Leicester
5 Dec.: `Radial basis function approximation on the sphere.'

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DEPARTMENT FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION

Oxford Architectural History Seminar

D. STURDY will give a seminar at 5.30 p.m. on Monday, 4 November, in Rewley House, 1 Wellington Square.

A further seminar in this series will be held on Monday, 2 December. Details will be announced later.

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, Stanford University Centre in Oxford.

Subject: `Thomas Knowle the Elder—an Oxford master builder.'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR HEBREW AND JEWISH STUDIES

Qumran Forum

The following seminars will take place at 2.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in Wolfson College. The seminars on 29 October and 19 November will be held in the Buttery; the seminar on 3 December will be held in the Committee Room.

DR D. FALK, Kennicott Fellow in Hebrew
29 Oct.: `Biblical adaptation in 4Q392 Mystery of Election and 4Q393 Communal Confession.'

DR W. HORBURY, Cambridge
19 Nov.: `Messianism at Qumran.'

DR K. FLETCHER-LOUIS
3 Dec.: `Humans, angels, and the songs of the sabbath sacrifice.'

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MAISON FRANÇAISE

Lectures

The following lectures will be given at the times shown. They will take place in the Maison Française, unless specified otherwise.

For details of this term's film-screenings at the Maison Française, see `Notices' above.

M. FERRO, Directeur d'études à l'Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris
Tue., 5 Nov., 5.15 p.m.: `Taboos in history.'

Y. REY-HERME, former secretary of l'Amitié Charles Péguy
Fri., 22 Nov., 5.15 p.m.: `Hommage à Péguy' (readings of texts in French and English).

C. BLUM, State University of New York
Mon., 2 Dec., 5 p.m.: `La polygamie "droit perdu de l'homme": une controverse nataliste au 18e siècle en France.'

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Fiftieth Anniversary Lecture

J. DERRIDA, Directeur d'études à l'Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris

Thur. 28 Nov., 5 p.m., Examination Schools: `Short history of the lie (state of the lie, lie of state).'
(In English. No reservation necessary.)

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Conferences and other meetings

The following meetings will be held on the dates shown. They will take place in the Maison Française unless otherwise specified. Further information may be obtained from the Maison (telephone: (2)74220).

11–12 Nov., Franco-British Conferences (`Culture et sociétés: opinions, attitudes, comportements'): `La place des femmes dans les études de mobilité sociale et de stratification sociale.'

15–16 Nov. (Maison Française and St Hugh's College), Translation Research in Oxford meeting: `Traduction, auto-traduction, bilinguisme, trilinguisme: Beckett, Nabokov.'
(Registration: Edith McMorran, St Hugh's, (2)74996, or Katy Fletcher, Maison Française, (2)74222.)

21–2 Nov., Franco-British Conferences (`Culture et sociétés: opinions, attitudes, comportements'): `Partis politiques et militants en France et en Grande-Bretagne.'

23 Nov., Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France meeting: `La société française' (with Dominique Borne, inspecteur général de l'Education nationale).

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QUEEN ELIZABETH HOUSE

Economic Development Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House.

J. KNIGHT, Institute of Economics and Statistics
17 Oct.: `Labour markets and policies and outcomes in Zimbabwe: lessons for South Africa.'

G. KINGDON, Centre for Study of African Economies
24 Oct.: `Does the labour market explain lower female schooling? The case of India.'

B. DASGUPTA, Calcutta
31 Oct.: `Environment and structural adjustment.'

F. STEWART
4 Nov.: `Human development and economic growth: chains and cycles.'

P. BENNELL, Institute of Development Studies
14 Nov.: `Rates of return on education in Africa.'

R. ASH, SOAS
21 Nov.: `Basic food self-sufficiency in China?'

A. ADDISON, Warwick, and C. DE SOUZA, Warwick and Maputo
28 Nov.: `Mozambique: poverty and economic reconstruction.'

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Refugee Studies Programme

Round Table

A Round Table discussion will be held on Saturday, 19 October, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., in the Church of St Philip and St James, Woodstock Road.

Subject: `The challenge of the new asylum legislation for religious leaders.'

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Annual Human Rights Lecture

PROFESSOR ALBIE SACHS, Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa, will deliver the Annual Human Rights Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 28 October, in the Examination Schools (East School). The meeting will be chaired by Mr Joel Joffe, Chairman of Oxfam and defence lawyer for Nelson Mandela.

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CENTRE FOR SOCIO-LEGAL STUDIES

ANNE DAVIES, Fellow of All Souls College and the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Monday, 21 October, in the centre.

Subject: `National Health Service contracts—making trusts accountable?'

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WELLCOME UNIT FOR THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE

Culture and medicine in the early modern period

The following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in the Wellcome Unit, 47 Banbury Road. Those attending are asked to note the new time.

D. HARLEY
17 Oct.: `Avoiding doctors and neglecting health: radical attitudes towards the body among the early Quakers.'

L. KASSELL
24 Oct.: `How to read Simon Forman's casebooks: astrology, medicine, and gender in Elizabethan London.'

I. MACLEAN
31 Oct.: `Medical mirabilia in the late Renaissance: the case of the golden tooth' (1593–99).'

E. SMITH
7 Nov.: `Blood whitened? Wet-nursing and national identity in early modern England.'

C. SPENCE, Royal Holloway and Bedford New College, London
14 Nov.: `Death, hazard, and risk in the early modern workplace.'

J. GEYER-KORDESCH, Glasgow
21 Nov.: `Medical reform and curriculum standards: the education and licensing of medical practitioners in Scotland 1714–1858.'

H. DINGWALL, Stirling
28 Nov.: `Medical practice, surgical profession? Medicine in seventeenth-century Edinburgh.'

M. KORNELL, Wellcome Institute, London
5 Dec.: `Illustrating anatomy: the collaboration between art and science in early printed books.'

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GREEN COLLEGE

Brian Walker Lecture 1996

SIR SHRIDATH RAMPHAL, Co-Chairman, Commission on Global Governance, will deliver the Brian Walker Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 28 November, in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

Subject: `Must the poor be always with us? Global politics for a sustainable future.'

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HERTFORD COLLEGE

Tyndale Lecture

SIR ANTHONY KENNY will deliver the Tyndale Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 25 October, in the Examination Schools.

After the lecture there will be a reception in the Old Hall, Hertford College.

Subject: `William Tyndale and Thomas More.'

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KELLOGG COLLEGE

Research Seminars: current issues in professional education

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

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

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MANSFIELD COLLEGE

Yvonne Workman Fund Lecture

THE RT. REVD RICHARD HARRIES, Bishop of Oxford, will deliver the fifth annual lecture of the Yvonne Workman Fund at 8.15 p.m. on Thursday, 31 October, in the chapel, Mansfield College.

Subject: `The Church and homosexuality—recent writings.'

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PEMBROKE COLLEGE

R.B. McCallum Memorial Lecture

THE RT. HON. GARY HART, formerly US Senator, Visiting Fellow of Pembroke College, will deliver the R.B. McCallum Memorial Lecture at 11 a.m. on Saturday, 2 November, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

Further details may be obtained from the Pembroke College Development Office (telephone: Oxford (2)76417).

Subject: `Reform or realignment: campaign 1996 (USA).'

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ST ANNE'S COLLEGE

Hoskins Lecture

PROFESSOR P. GOODWIN, University College, London, will deliver the sixth Hoskins Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 12 November, in the Lecture Theatre, St Anne's College.

The annual lecture, in honour of Professor William G. Hoskins, on some aspect of local history, has been generously endowed by Mrs Jean Duffield.

Subject: `Transport—"A Tale of Two Cities".'

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Special lecture

MIKHAIL GORBACHEV will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 28 October, in the Sheldonian Theatre (the Chancellor presiding).

Entry is free, but by ticket only, available from the Campaign Office, St Antony's College (telephone: (2)74496).

Subject: `Russia between the past and the future: a difficult path from totalitarianism to democracy.'

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WOLFSON COLLEGE

Public Lecture

PROFESSOR GEORGE H. PETERS, Research Professor in Agricultural Economics, will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 24 October, in the Hall, Wolfson College.

Subject: `Starvation or plenty in 2020?'

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REGENT'S PARK COLLEGE

Centre for the Study of Christianity and Culture

Lecture

PROFESSOR N. GREINACHER, Tübingen, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 24 October, in Regent's Park College.

Subject: `The role of religion and the institutional Church in a secularised society.'

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Culture and the Nonconformist Tradition

The following public lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in Regent's Park College.

J. WALSH
23 Oct.: `Methodism and the family.'

M. REEVES
30 Oct.: `Literary women in eighteenth- century Baptist circles.'

J. BRIGGS
6 Nov.: `Robert Hall and the "Signs of the Times".'

D. BEBBINGTON
13 Nov.: `Gospel and culture in Victorian Nonconformity.'

J. GARNETT
20 Nov.: `Nonconformists, economic ethics, and the consumer society.'

C. BINFIELD
27 Nov.: `Victims of success: twentieth- century Free Church architecture.'

H. MCLEOD
4 Dec.: `Dissent and the peculiarities of the British in the nineteenth century.'

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WESTMINSTER COLLEGE

Hans Urs von Balthasar Lecture

JACQUES SERVAIS, SJ, Casa Balthasar, Rome, will deliver the second annual Hans Urs von Balthasar Lecture at 6 p.m. on Friday, 29 November, in the Theatre, Westminster College.

The lecture will be preceded at 5 p.m. by the formal opening of the G.K. Chesterton Library. Further information may be obtained from Stratford Caldecott (telephone: Oxford 247644, ext. 3222).

Subject: `The vocation of the Christian in the world.'

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OXFORD MEDIEVAL SOCIETY

DR JOHN BLAIR will lecture at 8.30 p.m. on Thursday, 24 October, in the Lee Building, Christ Church. Wine will be served from 8.15 p.m. New members are welcome.

Subject: `The origins of English towns: the case of Oxford.'

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OXFORD BIBLIOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY

NICHOLAS BARKER will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 31 October, in the Taylor Institution.

Subject: `The National Trust and its libraries.'

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ROYAL COMMONWEALTH SOCIETY (OXFORD BRANCH)

MS ALINA NZEKU, First Secretary, Lesotho High Commission, and P. WILLIAMS, Secretary, Wales–Lesotho Link, will give an illustrated talk at 7.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 23 October, in Rhodes House. The lecture is open to all members of the University.

Subject: `Dolen Cymru—Wales–Lesotho Link: the history and aims of this unique twinning.'

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