Lectures

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INAUGURAL LECTURE

Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity

THE REVD CANON JOHN WEBSTER will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 28 October, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Theological theology.'

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ROMANES LECTURE 1997

HER EXCELLENCY MARY ROBINSON, DCL, President of Ireland, will deliver the Romanes Lecture for 1997 at 5.45 p.m. on Tuesday, 11 November, in the Sheldonian Theatre. The subject of the lecture will be announced later.

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CYRIL FOSTER LECTURE 1997

DR PIERRE HASSNER, Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches Internationales, Paris, will deliver the 1997 Cyril Foster Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 23 October, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `The bourgeois and the barbarian: war and peace in the post-military age.'

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BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Research Talks

PROFESSOR R.A. DIXON, Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, Oklahoma, USA, will lecture on Thursday, 26 June, in the Large Lecture Theatre, the Department of Plant Sciences. The lecture will be given at 3 p.m., and not at 4 p.m., as previously notified.

Subject: `The phenylpropanoid pathway in sickness and health.'

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SOCIAL STUDIES

Co-operative reasoning (seminar)

G. MACKIE will give a seminar at 2 p.m. on Friday, 20 June, in the New Seminar Room, St John's College.

Conveners: M. Bacharach, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Economics, and G. Mackie, MA, Junior Research Fellow, St John's College.

Subject: `Communication and commitment in social dilemmas.'

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EUROPEAN HUMANITIES RESEARCH CENTRE

Medieval seminar: Oxford–Tübingen

This seminar, which will bring together scholars and graduate students from Tübingen and Oxford working in related fields of medieval history, philosophy, and literature, will be held on 11, 12, and 14 July. The sessions on 11 and 12 July will take place in 47 Wellington Square, except where otherwise indicated; the 14 July session in Lecture Room A, the Computing Services.

Enquiries should be directed to Dr Michael Stolz, EHRC, 47 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JF (telephone: Oxford (2)80744, fax: (2)80740, e-mail: michael.stolz @modern-languages.ox.ac.uk).

Friday, 11 July. Historical section: aspects of religious life and thought in medieval Oxford and Germany

DR R. CROSS, Oriel
9 a.m.: `John Duns Scotus.'

S. MÜLLER, Tübingen
10 a.m.: `William of Occam—a theologian in Oxford.'

DR J. CLARK, St Edmund Hall
11 a.m.: `Monastic learning in Oxford in the fifteenth century.'

M. WILDE, Tübingen
1.30 p.m.: `Meister Eckhart als Mystiker.'

S. BURKERT, St Edmund Hall
2.30 p.m.: `Mystik und Katechese bei Meister Eckhart und Marquard von Lindau.'

DR P. ROBINSON, Wolfson
4 p.m., Lecture Room A, Computing Services: Presentation of the Oxford Canterbury Tales project (computerised manuscript edition).


Saturday, 12 July. Philological section: Media(eval) culture. Aspects of literacy, dialogic discourse and didacticism in German texts of the Middle Ages

DR A. SUERBAUM, Somerville
9 a.m.: `Wahrheit und Lüge in Hartmanns Iwein.'

S. COXON, Wolfson
10 a.m.: `Produktive Überlieferung—Wolfdietrich.'

PROFESSOR DR B. WACHINGER, Tübingen
11 a.m.: `Zabulons Buch.'

U. KOCHER, Tübingen
2 p.m.: `Dialogizität in der deutschen Boccaccio—Rezeption.'

DR H. LÄHNEMANN, Tübingen
3 p.m.: `Landschaftsdarstellung und Moraldidaxe im 15. Jahrhundert.'

DR M. STOLZ, EHRC
4 p.m.: `Szenische Artes- Repräsentation in der Volkssprache.'


Monday, 14 July (9–11 a.m.). Presentation of computer editing programmes and computer databases

M. POPHAM, OUCS: `The Oxford Text Archive.' DR A. FIEBIG, Tübingen: `Recta ordinatione explanare. Textual structure as basis for data conversion.'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

HE MR NELSON MANDELA, President of the Republic of South Africa, will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Friday, 11 July, in the Sheldonian Theatre.p Admission will be by ticket only. Applications for tickets should be made before 4 July to the Centre Secretary, the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, George Street, Oxford OX1 2AR.

Subject: `Renewal and renaissance: towards a new world order.'

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LIBRARIES BOARD TRAINING CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE

PAULA O'CONNOR of Blackwell Publishers will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 9 July, in Lecture Room 1, the Department of Educational Studies. The seminar, which is intended to be of interest to researchers and librarians, will be followed by refreshments and informal discussion. Bookings should be made before 4 July (e- mail: courses@las.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `Electronic journals: new media for research information.'

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OXFORD SIGNALLING GROUP

The following lectures will be given at the meeting of the Oxford Signalling Group to be held at 4 p.m. on Friday, 27 June, in the Department of Pharmacology.

ANN RIDLEY, Ludwig Institute, London: `Rho family proteins: signalling to the actin cytoskeleton.'

ANDY STOKER, Department of Human Anatomy: `The neural crest: motility, adhesion, and phosphotyrosine signalling.'

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FRIENDS OF THE BODLEIAN

The fifty-second Annual General Meeting of the Friends of the Bodleian will be held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, 24 June, in the Sheldonian Theatre. The Vice-Chancellor will take the chair.

After the formal business meeting, THE RT. HON. THE LORD JENKINS OF HILLHEAD, Chancellor of the University, will address the meeting.

Subject: `Politicians and their reading.'

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