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 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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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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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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CLINICAL MEDICINE

Nuffield Department of Orthopaedic Surgery: research seminars

PROFESSOR J. BAUMANN, Basle, will give a seminar at 4 p.m. on Monday, 13 January, in the Lecture Theatre, the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre.

Conveners: J. Kenwright, BM, MA, Nuffield Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, and M.J.O. Francis, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in Orthopaedic Surgery.

Subject: `Gait analysis in ligamentous knee injuries.'

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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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PHYSICAL SCIENCES

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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Hinshelwood Lectures

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 Tuesdays and Thursdays in Hilary Term, in the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory, commencing on Tuesday, 28 January.

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

Subject: `Protein folding problems with solutions.'

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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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ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM

Sir David Piper New Year Lecture 1997

DR HELEN CLIFFORD, former Leverhulme Fellow in the History of Oxford College Silver, will deliver the Sir David Piper New Year Lecture at 11 a.m. on Friday, 3 January, in the Lecture Theatre, the Taylor Institution. Admission is free.

Subject: `Oxford college silver.'

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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 SIR 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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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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GREEN COLLEGE

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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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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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 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.'

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