Lectures

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INAUGURAL LECTURES

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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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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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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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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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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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 Tuesdays in the Examination Schools.

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

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

15 May: `Ideology and theology.'

22 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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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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MODERN HISTORY, SOCIAL STUDIES

Economic History Seminar, Trinity Term

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

Conveners: C.H. Feinstein, MA, Chichele Professor of American History, J.S. 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.

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

PROFESSOR JOSE MORILLA CRITZ, Alcala
6 May: `Western European agriculture 1850–1914.'

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

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

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

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

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THEOLOGY

Ian Ramsey Centre Seminars in Science and Theology

Interdisciplinary discussions of the relation of theology and the sciences, including medicine, will be held at 8.15 for 8.30 p.m. on the following Thursdays in the Hood Room, St Cross College.

1 May: DR ANGELA VINCENT, Reader in Neurology; DR A. PEACOCKE and DR MARGARET YEE, Ian Ramsey Centre.

15 May: DR J.WEAVER, Geology and Pastoral Theology, Regent's Park; DR R. HARNISH, Physics and Old Testament, New College.

29 May: DR OLIVERA PETROVICH, Experimental Psychology, Wolfson; DR N. SOLOMON, Fellow of the Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies.

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ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM

Tin-glaze pottery past and present

The following lectures will be given at 2.30 p.m. on Saturdays in the Headley Lecture Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum. There is no charge for admission.

The lectures are given in association with an exhibition of recent work by Alan Caiger-Smith at the Oxford Gallery, 23 High Street, 21 April–21 May.

M. ARCHER, formerly Senior Researcher, Ceramics, Victoria and Albert Museum
26 Apr.: `British delftware and the tin- glaze tradition.'

T. WILSON
3 May: `The flowering of Italian Renaissance maiolica.'

J. ALLAN
10 May: `Tin-glaze in the world of Islam.'

A. CAIGER-SMITH, tin-glaze potter and author
17 May: `Tin-glaze pottery and the present day.'

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DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS

Florence Nightingale Lecture

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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