Lectures

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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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MEYERSTEIN LECTURE

PROFESSOR I. HODDER, Cambridge, will deliver the Meyerstein Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 28 November, in the Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's College.

Subject: `Reopening Çatalhöyük; new light on the origins of complex societies.'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Graduate seminar in Spanish studies

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Taylor Institution.

Conveners: I.D.L. Michael, MA, King Alfonso XIII Professor of Spanish Studies, and The Revd C.P. Thompson, MA, D.Phil., Faculty Lecturer in Spanish.

DOÑA MARÍA LUISA LÓPEZ-VIDRIERO, Royal Library, Madrid
26 Nov.: `La edición en el cursus cortesano del siglo XVIII.'

PROFESSOR R.M. GARRIDO, Trent University, Ontario
3 Dec.: `Alfonso X el Sabio y el comienzo de la novela sentimental.'

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Lecture

PROFESSOR ROMANO LUPERINI, University of Siena, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 4 December, in the Massey Room, Balliol College.

Convener: D. Zancani, MA, Faculty Lecturer in Italian.

Subject: `Note sull'allegoria in Montale.'

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MUSIC

DR E.N. MCKAY, author of Franz Schubert: a Biography (Oxford, 1996), will lecture at 12 noon on Thursday, 5 December, in the Music Faculty.

Convener: S.L.F. Wollenberg, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in Music.

Subject: `Writing Schubert's biography.'

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ORIENTAL STUDIES

Seminar in Jewish–Muslim Relations

PROFESSOR A. COHEN, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Monday, 2 December, in the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, 45 St Giles'.

Conveners: D. Frank (Ph.D. Harvard), and R.L. Nettler (MA McGill), Research Fellows, Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, and A. Tanenbaum.

Subject: `The Jewish community of Ottoman Jerusalem during the sixteenth century: new materials and findings.'

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Lectures in Korean Studies

DR A. SCHMID, Toronto, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 26 November, in Lecture Room 116, the Oriental Institute.

Convener: J.B. Lewis, MA, Korea Foundation University Lecturer in Korean Studies.

Subject: `Rediscovering Manchuria: space and nation in Korea, 1713–1909.'

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DEPARTMENT FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION

Oxford Architectural History Seminar

D. BOSWELL, the Open University, will give a seminar at 5.30 p.m. on Monday, 2 December, in Rewley House.

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

Subject: `Go North Young Man! The Bedford and Kitson architectural practice in Leeds, c. 1893–1924.'

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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, as follows: Wednesday lectures in the common room, Yarnton Manor; Thursday lectures in the Seminar Room, 45 St Giles'.

DR N. SOLOMON
Wed. 27 Nov.: `Joseph B. Soloveitchik and modern Orthodoxy.'

PROFESSOR M. MARRUS, Toronto
Thur. 28 Nov.: `Humani generis unitas: the Vatican on racism and anti- Semitism on the eve of the Second World War.'

PROFESSOR J. GRENVILLE, Birmingham
Wed. 4 Dec.: `Ordinary people: Hamburg and the Jews during the Nazi years.'

PROFESSOR J. SCOTT, Trinity Western University, British Columbia
Thur. 5 Dec.: `Paul's imago mundi and Scripture: a key to the apostle's mission to the nations.'

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MAISON FRANÇAISE AND MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Fiftieth anniversary of the Maison Française

PROFESSOR JACQUES DERRIDA, Directeur d'Études à l'École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 28 November, in the Examination Schools.

Convener: M.M. Bowie, MA, Marshal Foch Professor of French Literature.

Subject: `State of the lie, lies of state.'

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QUEEN ELIZABETH HOUSE

Olof Palme Memorial Lecture

DR FRENE GINWALA, Speaker of the National Assembly, Parliament of the Republic of South Africa, will deliver the Olof Palme Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 25 November, in the Taylor Institution. All are welcome to attend.

Subject: `Justice and reconciliation—are they compatible?'

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CENTRE FOR SOCIO-LEGAL STUDIES

Comparative research in law and society

PROFESSOR DENIS GALLIGAN will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 25 November, in the Buttery, Wolfson College.

Subject: `Comparing the incomparable: administrative law in eastern Europe.'

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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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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Middle East Centre

Special seminar

PROFESSOR MIKHAIL MEJER, Moscow State University, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 25 November, in the Middle East Centre, St Antony's College. All are welcome to attend.

Subject: `Russian studies on Ottoman and Turkish history.'

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE (MIDDLE EAST CENTRE) AND THE CENTRE FOR CROSS-CULTURAL RESEARCH ON WOMEN, QUEEN ELIZABETH HOUSE

MRS SUZANNE MUBARAK, wife of the President of Egypt, will lecture at 8.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 4 December, in the New Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Subject: `Peace and the role of women in development in the Middle East.'

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OXFORD SIGNALLING GROUP

The following lectures will be given at 5.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 27 November, in the Department of Pharmacology.

DR D. GARNETT: `Tyrosine kinase dependent signalling by glycolipid anchored receptors.'

DR J. WINGFIELD: `Isolation and identification of novel SH3 domain-containing proteins.'

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OXFORD INNOVATION SOCIETY

Oxford Innovation Society Winter Lecture

PROFESSOR HERMAN WALDMANN, FRS, will give a talk to the society at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 12 December, in the Department of Pharmacology.

Admission is by ticket only, obtainable from Isis Innovation (telephone: Oxford (2)72413).

Subject: `Reprogramming the immune system.'

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ASSOCIATION FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING (OXFORD BRANCH)

Oxford Science Lecture Series

PROFESSOR SUSAN GREENFIELD will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 4 December, in the University Museum of Natural History.

Tickets, including refreshments, cost £1.50. Tickets are available at the door, but those wishing to attend are asked to book places by contacting Dr Elizabeth Griffin, Department of Astrophysics (telephone: (2)73345, e-mail: remg@astro.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `How could the brain generate consciousness?'

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FRIENDS OF THE BATE COLLECTION

G. WELLS, Sotheby's, will give a talk to the Friends of the Bate Collection at 5.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 10 December, in the Music Faculty.

Subject: `Assessing and valuing antique wind instruments.'

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OXFORD MEDIEVAL SOCIETY

PROFESSOR KEITH BUSBY will lecture at 8.30 p.m. on Thursday, 28 November, in the Lee Building, Christ Church. Wine will be served from 8.15 p.m. New members are welcome.

Subject: `Rubrics and the reception of romance.'

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