Lectures

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NEWTON–ABRAHAM LECTURE 1997

DR B. GÄHWILER, Brain Research Institute, University of Zürich, Newton–Abraham Professor 1996–7, will deliver the Newton–Abraham Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 10 February, in the Large Lecture Theatre, the University Laboratory of Physiology.

Subject: `Causes and consequences of epilepsy in the hippocampus: new insights from in vitro studies.'

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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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JENKINSON MEMORIAL LECTURE

DR J. SMITH, National Institute for Medical Research, will deliver a Jenkinson Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 3 February, in Lecture Theatre A, the Zoology/Psychology Building.

Subject: `How to make mesoderm: inducing signals and responding genes.'

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ANTHROPOLOGY AND GEOGRAPHY

Social Geography Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 9.15 a.m. on Fridays in the School of Geography.

Details of the 7 March seminar will be announced later.

Conveners: G.C.K. Peach, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Social Geography, C.G. Clarke, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in Urban/Social Geography, and A. Lemon, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer (CUF) in Geography.

PROFESSOR J. REX, Warwick
24 Jan.: `Ethnic mobilisation and multi- culturalism in Europe.'

D. HOWARD
31 Jan.: `Colouring the nation: race and ethnicity in the Dominican Republic.'

M. FITZGERALD, Home Office Research Unit
7 Feb.: `Ethnic minorities, victimisation, and racial harassment.'

DR K. ANDERSON, Cambridge
14 Feb.: `Chinatowns reoriented: beyond a cultural politics of race and difference.'

M. NOBLE and L. PLATT
21 Feb.: ` "Race", place, and poverty.'

C. ALEXANDER, Open University
28 Feb.: `On Muslim youth: Bangladeshi young men in London.'

DR J. BESSON, Goldsmith's College, London
14 Mar.: `Jamaican maroon landscape.'

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Research Seminars

J. RATHBONE will give a seminar at 4.45 p.m. on Tuesday, 21 January, in the School of Geography. Further seminars in this series will be announced later.

Conveners: G.C.K. Peach, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Social Geography, G.L. Clark, MA, Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography, and A.S. Goudie, MA, Professor of Geography.

Subject: ` "Whether the weather worsens the wheeze"—the influence of climatic factors on ashtma.'

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Institute of Biological Anthropology

Biological Anthropology Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Pauling Human Sciences Centre.

PROFESSOR P. DONNELLY
30 Jan.: `Modelling microsatellite evolution.'

DR E. COLEMAN
6 Feb.: `Individual variation in the TNF response to malaria.'

DR M. JOBLING, Leicester
13 Feb.: `Y chromosome minisatellites and human history.'

DR A. PLUMPTRE
20 Feb.: `The effects of selective timber harvesting on primate ecology and behaviour in Budongo Forest.'

PROFESSOR J. BETRANPETIT, Barcelona
27 Feb.: `Molecular perspective on European evolution.'

DR N. NEWTON-FISHER, Cambridge
6 Mar.: `Associated dynamics and decision-making in wild chimpanzees.'

DR S. BEARDER, Oxford Brookes
13 Mar.: `Primates in African forest refugia.'

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BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Department of Plants Sciences: research talks

The following research talks will be given at 4 p.m. on Thursdays in the Large Lecture Theatre, the Department of Plant Sciences.

PROFESSOR H. THOMAS, Aberystwyth
23 Jan.: `Leaf senescence and how to interfere with it.'

DR Y. SHACHAR-HILL, USDA–Eastern Regional Research Center, Philadelphia
30 Jan.: `Intermediary carbon metabolism in VA mycorrhizae.'

DR J.W.S. BROWN, Scottish Crop Research Institute, Invergowrie
6 Feb.: `Exon scanning in plant splicing and plant snoRNAs.'

DR J.A. BAILEY, Leicester
13 Feb.: `Building a plasmodium: development in the slime mould Physarum polycephalum.'

DR G. COUPLAND, John Innes Centre, Norwich
20 Feb.: `Genes that regulate flowering time in Arabidopsis.'

PROFESSOR J. GRACE, Edinburgh
27 Feb.: `Tropical forests, the global carbon cycle and climate change.'

DR J.A.H. MURRAY, Cambridge
6 Mar.: `The role of D cyclins in plant growth and development.'

PROFESSOR C.F. HIGGINS
13 Mar.: `ABC transporters and channels: from microbes to multi-drug resistance and cystic fibrosis.'

DR M. MAHAN, California, Santa Barbara
20 Mar.: `Bacterial infection as assessed by in vivo gene expression.'

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CLINICAL MEDICINE

Nuffield Laboraory of Ophthalmology: lunch-time seminars

The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Mondays in the Library, the Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology. The moderator is Dr Neville N. Osborne. P. URSELL
27 Jan.: `Digital image analysis of secondary cataract.'

DR N. OSBORNE
3 Feb.: `How do [beta]-blockers lower secretion and subsequently IOP?'

MR J. WOOD
10 Feb.: `Apoptosis and RPE cells.'

DR M. NASH
17 Feb.: `Use of RT-PCR to follow ganglion cell death.'

MR G. CHIDLOW
24 Feb.: `The function of 5- HT1A receptors in the ciliary epithelium.'

DR NORIHIKO YOKOI
3 Mar.: `Temperature and calcium effect on corneal endothelial morphology and barrier function.'

DR B. NAGYOVA
10 Mar.: `Components involved in surface tension of human tears.'

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Nuffield Department of Surgery: seminars

The following seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Seminar Room, the Nuffield Department of Surgery, Level 6, the John Radcliffe Hospital.

R. CARRELL, Cambridge
28 Jan.: `Heparin and its molecular mechanism.'

A. COOKE, Cambridge
4 Feb.: `Development in insulin- dependent diabetes mellitus in NOD mice.'

P. RATCLIFFE
11 Feb.: `Oxygen sensing and vascular biology.'

A. BALLARO and B. CASADEI
18 Feb.: (A.B.) `Seasonal variation in aneurysm rupture.'
(B.C.) `Cardiac physiology of thoracoscopic sympathectomy.'

P. PHILLIPS
25 Feb.: `Vasopressin antagonism: physiological and pharmacological.'

G. LIBERTINY
4 Mar.: `Deep venous thrombosis in peripheral vascular disease.'

C. CHAN
11 Mar.: `Vascular targeting of gene therapy.'

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Nuffield Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

The following seminars will be held at 4 p.m. on Mondays 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.

DR A. NICHOLLS, Cambridge
24 Feb.: `Collagen defects.'

PROFESSOR M. RANG, Toronto
3 Mar.: `New methods of fixation of children's fractures.'

MR D. PORTER
10 Mar.: `Genetics of heritable multiple exostosis.'

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MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

Oxford Centre for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

Differential Equations and Applications Seminar Series

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the common room, Dartington House.

Conveners: J.R. Ockendon, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in Applicable Mathematics (telephone: (2)70513), and S.D. Howison, MA, M.Sc., D.Phil., University Lecturer (CUF) in Mathematics (telephone: (2)70500).

DR A. CARPIO, Madrid
30 Jan.: `Discrete models for dislocations.'

DR E.J. HINCH, Cambridge
6 Feb.: `Some free-surface flows.'

PROFESSOR P.A. GLENDINNING, Queen Mary and Westfield College, London
13 Feb.: `Bifurcations in almost symmetric systems.'

DR R. HUNT
20 Feb.: `Spatially developing flows.'

DR J.G. BYATT-SMITH, Edinburgh
27 Feb.: to be announced.

PROFESSOR A.C. KING, Birmingham
6 Mar.: to be announced.

DR J.N. DEWYNNE, Southampton
13 Mar.: `Some mathematical problems in finance.'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

From the Renaissance to the Enlightenment

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Danson Room, Trinity College.

Conveners: Jonathan Mallinson, Trinity College, Siofra Pierse, Trinity College, and Anne Charlton, New College.

H. PHILLIPS, University of Manchester
23 Jan.: `Language and theatricality in the tragedies of Corneille.'

S. COANE
6 Feb.: `Illustrating the récit de voyage: the case of François Le Vaillant' (with illustrations).

MS PIERSE
6 Mar.: `Une histoire or l'histoire?: the case of Voltaire's Le Siècle de Louis XIV.'

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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 C.P. Thompson, MA, D.Phil., Faculty Lecturer in Spanish.

DR R. PROUT
21 Jan.: `Does Cuban socialism cause Aids? Virus and ideology in Norbog's Socialism or Death.'

DR J.M. LOSADA-GOYA
28 Jan.: `Angels in modern Spanish literature: Lorca, Alberti, and Juan Ramón Jiménez.'

PROFESSOR I. MACPHERSON, Queen Mary and Westfield College, London
11 Feb.: `Conceits and connections: three golden-aged sonnets at work.'

N. MCKINLAY
18 Feb.: `Cryptic cartoons: Lorca's Canciones.'

M. LEWIS
25 Feb.: `Ortega y Gasset and the Second Spanish Republic.'

A. MAYO
4 Mar.: `Donne's Spain and Lope's England.'

DR C. PONTE, King's College, London
11 Mar.: `The Portuguese Hieronymites.' (Joint meeting with the Portuguese Graduate Seminar)

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MODERN HISTORY

Graduate seminar in American history

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in Lecture Room VII, Brasenose College.

Conveners: S.M. Gillon, MA, University Lecturer in the History of the USA since 1875, and J.S. Rowett, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer (CUF) in Modern History.

PROFESSOR A. BADGER, Cambridge
24 Jan.: `The Southern Manifesto of 1956.'

PROFESSOR J. POLE
31 Jan.: `The principle of free speech in Britain and the United States.'

PROFESSOR R. MIDDLEKAUFF
7 Feb.: `The grand manner: American narrative historians in the twentieth century.'

MS J. SILLERY
14 Feb.: `The special relationship in action: the case of British Guiana.'

PROFESSOR J.N. RAKOVE, Stanford
21 Feb.: `The origins of judicial review: a plea for a new subject.'

PROFESSOR A. BRINKLEY, Columbia
28 Feb.: `The New Deal and American liberalism.'

DR G. DAVIES, Lancaster
7 Mar.: `The unsuspected radicalism of the Social Security Act.'

PROFESSOR B. SHAFER
14 Mar.: `Partisan elites in American politics, 1946–96: George Meany, Hugh Scott, George McGovern, Ralph Reed, and Vilfredo Pareto.'

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ORIENTAL STUDIES

Topics in Ancient Near Eastern Studies and Egyptology

The following seminars will be given at 3 p.m. on Tuesdays in Lecture Room 1, the Oriental Institute.

Conveners: J.R. Baines, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Egyptology, J.A. Black, B.Phil., MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in Akkadian, and S. Dalley, MA, Senior Research Fellow, Somerville College.

J. HUEHNERGARD, Harvard
28 Jan.: `What is Aramaic?'

K. SPENCE, Cambridge
11 Feb.: `On the interpretation of orientation in Egyptian monumental architecture.'

A. VINOGRADOFF
4 Mar.: `The eternal bow: Egypt and the world around.'

E. OREN, Beersheva
11 Mar.: `Archaeology of cult: new evidence from Middle Bronze Age Canaan.'

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PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Oxford Physics Colloquia

The following lectures will be given at 4.15 p.m. on Fridays in the Lindemann Lecture Theatre, the Clarendon Laboratory.

Conveners: R.J. Nicholas, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Physics, and G.G. Ross, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Theoretical Physics.

DR S. POPESCU, Cambridge
31 Jan.: `What is quantum computing?'

PROFESSOR G. PICKETT, Lancaster
7 Feb.: `Supercold superfluid He3: an armchair universe, particle detector, cosmic string simulator, and NMR paradise.'

PROFESSOR N. ALFORD, South Bank
21 Feb.: `Ten years of high Tc superconductivity success or failure.'

PROFESSOR J. BALDWIN, Cambridge
28 Feb.: `The sharpest astronomical images: how and why.'

PROFESSOR R.J. CASHMORE
7 Mar.: `Inside the proton: quarks, gluons, and quantum chromodynamics.'

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Geophysical and Nonlinear Fluid Dynamics Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Mondays in the Dobson Lecture Room, the Atmospheric Physics Laboratory.

The seminars are arranged by the Sub-department of Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Planetary Physics, in association with the Mathematical Institute. They are organised by Dr M. Collins, AOPP (telephone: (2)72086), and Ms I. Gilmour, Mathematical Institute (telephone: (2)70520).

Conveners: I.M. Moroz, MA, University Lecturer (CUF) in Mathematics, and P.L. Read, MA, University Lecturer in Physics.

PROFESSOR R. HIDE
27 Jan.: `Potential vorticity and potential magnet field in magnetohydrodynamics: new theories and geophysical applications.'

DR D. DRAPER, Bath
3 Feb.: to be announced.

DR M. MULDOON, UMIST
10 Feb.: `Analysing time series from spatially extended systems.'

DR P. LUCAS, University of Manchester
17 Feb.: `Achieving the impossible: imaging convection patterns in helium, using low temperature optics.'

DR A. NEW, Southampton Oceanography Centre
24 Feb.: `DYNAMO: an ocean model intercomparison project.'

S. MUNIANDY
3 Mar.: `Wavelet analysis in the modelling of turbulence.'

DR A. FOWLER
10 Mar.: `After the flood: the mechanics and predictability of jökulhlaups, with reference to the recent eruption and flood from Vatnajökull, Iceland.'

MR A. LOVEGROVE
17 Mar.: `A degenerate bifurcation in a two-layer model of baroclinic instability.'

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PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Pharmacology and anatomical pharmacology seminars

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

DR C.D. RICHARDS, Royal Free Hospital Medical School, London
28 Jan.: `Molecular and cellular basis of general anaesthesia.'

DR E. BUHL
4 Feb.: `Neuronal microcircuits: untangling the cortical Information Super- highway.'

DR P. LIPP, Babraham Institute, Cambridge
11 Feb.: `Subcellular aspects of cardiac calcium signalling.'

DR S. BOLSOVER, UCL
18 Feb.: `Calcium influx and axonal outgrowth.'

DR S.J. MOSS, UCL
4 Mar.: `Assembly, localisation, and regulation of GABAA receptors.'

DR M. EVANS
11 Mar.: `A novel K+ current may act as a mediator of hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction.'

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SOCIAL STUDIES

MR W. MARSDEN, Director, Americas Command, the Foreign Office, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 4 February, in Nuffield College.

Convener: B.E. Shafer, MA, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of American Government.

Subject: `North American relations with the UK and the EU: an action agenda.'

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THEOLOGY, ORIENTAL STUDIES

Seminar in Eastern Christian Studies

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the House of St Gregory and St Macrina, 1 Canterbury Road.

Conveners: S.P. Brock, MA, D.Phil., Reader in Syriac Studies, and K.T. Ware, MA, D.Phil., Spalding Lecturer in Eastern Orthodox Studies.

DR A. MAKHLOUF
28 Jan.: `Christology in Arab Christian writers: threads in the seamless robe.'

D. WILMHURST
11 Feb.: `The origins of the Uniate Chaldaean Church: the myth and the truth.'

DR J.A. MUNITIZ, SJ
25 Feb.: `Exploring the Questions and Answers of Anastasius of Sinai.'

T. GRDZELIDZE
11 Mar.: `The concept of relationship (skhesis) and the Church in the Mystagogia of St Maximus the Confessor.'

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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.

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

D. STONEHAM
6 Feb.: `Archaeology and murder—the Julie Dart case.'

S. CATHER, Courtauld Institute of Art
20 Feb.: `Investigating environmental causes of deterioration to wall paintings.'

A. HUGGETT, Cambridge
6 Mar.: `A new method for cross-dating tree ring width sequences.'

J. MITCHELL
13 Mar.: `An investigation and comparison of lithic use-wear traces by computer- based image analysis.'

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COMPUTING LABORATORY

Numerical Analysis Group

Differential equations, computational mathematics, and applications seminars

The following seminars will be held on 3 p.m. on Thursdays in the Lecture Theatre, the Computing Laboratory, unless indicated otherwise.

Co-ordinators: S.D. Howison (telephone: (2)70500), E. Süli (telephone: (2)73880), and J. Scott, RAL (telephone: 01235 445131).

PROFESSOR C.J. BUDD, Bath
23 Jan.: `Self-similarity, adaptivity, and the porous medium equation.'

PROFESSOR J. PRYCE, Shrivenham
30 Jan., 2 p.m., RAL: `Solving systems of differential algebraic equations by Taylor series.'

DR G. MOORE, Imperial College, London
6 Feb.: `Comparison of algorithms for computing homoclinic orbits.'

DR P. JIMACKS, Leeds
13 Feb.: `On spatial adaptivity and interpolation errors when using the method of lines.'

DR A. RAMAGE, Strathclyde
20 Feb.: `Iterative solution methods for advection-diffusion problems.'

DR M. MARLETTA, Leicester
27 Feb.: `Spectral inclusion, spectral exactness, and numerical solution of higher order ODE eigenvalue problems.'

S. ZITNEY, AspenTech
6 Mar., 2 p.m., RAL: `Sparse matrix methods for dynamic chemical process simulation.'

PROFESSOR S.P. NORSETT, Norwegian Institute of Technology
13 Mar.: `Linear systems in Lie groups.'

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Graduate Seminars in Numerical Analysis and Differential Equations: introduction to adaptive finite element methods

The following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Fox Room, the Computing Laboratory.

P. HOUSTON
28 Jan.: `Multi-dimensional elliptic boundary-value problems. The second model problem: –[delta]u = f.'

E. SÜLI
4 Feb.: `Initial value problems. The third model problem: u' = f.'

P. HOUSTON
11 Feb.: `Parabolic initial boundary value problems. The fourth model problem: u'–[delta]u = f.'

P. HOUSTON
18 Feb.: `Convection-dominated diffusion equations. The fifth model problem: u' + a.[inverse delta]u–[epsilon][delta]u = f.'

E. SÜLI and P. HOUSTON
25 Feb.: `First-order hyperbolic problems. The sixth model problem: u' + a.[inverse delta]u = f.'

C. WILKINS
4 Mar.: `Second-order hyperbolic problems. The seventh model problem: u" – [delta]u = f.'
11 Mar.: `Nonlinear problems. The eighth model problem: u" + [alpha](u)u' – [delta]u = f.'

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Programming Research Group

Strachey Lecture

D. MAY, Bristol, will deliver a Strachey Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 28 January, in the Lecture Theatre, the Wolfson Building, the Computing Laboratory.

Subject: `Reinventing the computer.'

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CENTRE FOR CRIMINOLOGICAL RESEARCH

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Old Library, All Souls College.

Conveners: R.G. Hood, MA, D.Phil., Head of Department and Reader in Criminology, and D.E.R. Faulkner, MA, Senior Research Associate of the Centre.

DR J. RENSHAW, Audit Commission
29 Jan.: `Misspent youth. Young people and crime.'

PROFESSOR J. SHAPLAND, Sheffield
12 Feb.: `The role of the victim in the criminal justice process.'

DR J. DITTON, Sheffield
26 Feb.: `Town centre CCTV: magic bullet or miracle cure?'

P. CAVADINO, Penal Affairs Consortium
12 Mar.: `Parliamentary proceedings on the Crime (Sentences) Bill.'

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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL STUDIES

Research Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Lecture Room, the Department of Educational Studies.

Details of the 10 March seminar will be announced later.

K. NEHAUL
27 Jan.: The seminar will focus on the research for Kamala Nehaul's recent book, The Schooling of Children of Caribbean Heritage (Trentham Books, 1996).

K. SYLVA
3 Feb.: `Real world evaluation: lessons from reading recovery.'

B. JAWORSKI, K. SYLVA, J. SOLOMON, and PROFESSOR R. PRING
17 Feb.: `Jerome Bruner. Celebrating Piaget and Vygotsky: an exercise in dialectic' (includes a recording of Bruner).

PROFESSOR F. INGLIS, Warwick
24 Feb.: `Making do with truth: history and biography.'

DR R. TABERER, National Foundation for Educational Research
3 Mar.: `What can we learn from international comparisons?'

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MAISON FRANÇAISE

Lectures

Lectures will be given at 5.15 p.m. on the following days in the Maison Française.

For details of this term's film-showings and concert at the Maison, see `Notices' above.

J.-Y. EMPEREUR, Directeur de recherche, CNRS
Thur. 30 Jan.: `La découverte du phare d'Alexandrie.'

J.-L. LEUTRAT, Président de l'université de Paris III
Mon. 3 Feb.: `Gilles Deleuze et le cinéma.'

R. DUCHENE
Fri. 14 Feb.: `Lire Madame de Sévigné d'aujourd'hui.'

E. PICARD, Professeur à l'université de Paris I
Wed. 5 Mar.: `La République: un concept du droit public français.'

C. HAROCHE, Directeur de recherche, CNRS, Paris
Mon. 10 Mar.: `La considération: comportements psychologiques, positions sociales, ou droits juridico-politiques.'

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Research seminars: western European politics—the dynamics of the electorates and party systems

The following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Fridays in the Maison Française.

G. IVALDI and B. CAUTRES
24 Jan.: `The French case---recent evolutions and trends.'

A. HEATH
7 Feb.: `The British case---recent evolutions and trends.'

D. GOLDEY
14 Feb.: `The Portuguese case---recent evolutions and trends.'

D. HINE 7 Mar.: `The Italian case---recent evolutions and trends.'

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Other meetings

Further details of these meetings may be obtained from the Maison Française (telephone: Oxford (2)74220).

Dominique Vivant Denon, écrivain, voyageur, administrateur

This discussion meeting, with various speakers, will be held on Monday, 24 February, 5–7 p.m., in the Maison Française.

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Science and instrumentation: Franco-British themes since 1800

This Franco-British colloquium, with various speakers, will be held on Monday,13 March (all day), at the Maison Française.

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Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France: l'éducation en France

ROGER ESTABLET, Professeur à l'université de Provence, will lecture at this all-day meeting, to be held on Saturday, 1 March, in the Maison Française. Registration, before 21 February, costs £1; lunch, £7.

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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.

Details of the 20 February seminar will be announced later.

Conveners: Professor R. Cassen, Mr S. Lall, and Professor F. Stewart.

B. HARRIS-WHITE
23 Jan.: `From Green Revolution to rural industrialisation in south India.'

E. AMMAN
30 Jan.: `The Brazilian capital goods industry and technology transfer.'

S. LALL
6 Feb.: `Opening up and closing down? Import liberalisation and industrial technology in sub-Saharan Africa.'

J. JAMES, Tübingen
13 Feb.: `Public choice, technology, and industrialisation in Tanzania: some paradoxes.'

M. LIPTON, Sussex
27 Feb.: `Accounting for poverty: some economic and demographic arithmetic underlying recent and future trends in poverty in Asia.'

A.H. SOMJEE, Simon Fraser
6 Mar.: `Growing pragmatism in Asian societies.'

J. TEMPLE
13 Mar.: to be announced.

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Research Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Mondays in the Small Dining Room, Queen Elizabeth House.

As discussion will start promptly at 1 p.m., those wishing to attend are asked to arrive a little earlier. Coffee will be provided.

Convener: Frances Stewart, Queen Elizabeth House.

N. MAXWELL
27 Jan.: `Hong Kong: St Chris and the Dragon—or the Patten Provocation?'

S. OTHMAN
3 Feb.: `International attitudes to the Nigerian crisis.'

F. MACAULAY
10 Feb.: `Gender and decentralisation in Latin America.'

V. FITZGERALD
24 Feb.: `Rethinking development assistance in a global economy.'

P. CAREY
3 Mar.: `Indonesia faces the twenty- first century.'

R. BARBER
10 Mar.: `Elitism in development.'

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Agrarian Studies Seminar

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

Conveners: Abdul Raufu Mustapha, Nandini Gooptu, and James Fairhead.

M. VAUGHAN
4 Feb.: `Peasants and the state in Zambia and Malawi.'

S.S. JODHKA, Hyderabad
18 Feb.: to be announced.

A. KNIGHT
4 Mar.: `The peasantry and the state in twentieth-century Mexico.'

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CENTRE FOR SOCIO-LEGAL STUDIES

ROBIN L. JUNI, George Washington University, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 27 January, in the Library, the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies.

Subject: `Dispute resolution systems and environmental regulation—comparing the US and UK experience.'

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BRASENOSE COLLEGE

Brasenose Programme in Hellenic Studies

Seminars in Ancient Greek Medicine: from the `Father of Medicine' to the `Prince of Physicians'

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in Brasenose College.

Convener: F.G.B. Millar, MA, D.Phil., D.Litt., Fellow of Brasenose College and Camden Professor of Ancient History.

V. LANGHOLF, Hamburg
14 Feb.: `Hippocrates, the "Father of Medicine".'

J. LONGRIGG, Newcastle
21 Feb.: `Medicine and history/epidemic and society: the Great Plague of Athens.'

P. VAN DER ELJK, Newcastle
28 Feb.: `The "second Hippocrates": Diocletes of Carystus.'

H. VON STADEN, Yale
7 Mar.: `Alexandrian medical science.'

V. NUTTON, Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, London
14 Mar.: `The "Prince of Physicians": Galen's philosophical autobiography.'

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Notice of amendment to seminar series

The seminar series, `The constraints on British Governments: how much difference can a change of governing party now make?', organised by Ms Janet Anderson, MP, Professor Archie Brown, and Mr Edward Garnier, MP, has been affected by the breakdown of pairing arrangements in the House of Commons. As a result, the seminars scheduled for the first and second weeks of term have had to be cancelled. Anyone interesting in attending subsequent seminars (on Tuesdays at 5 p.m.) should check either on that day or the previous day that the particular seminar is going ahead. This can be done by telephoning St Antony's ((2)74496).

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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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OXFORD MEDIEVAL SOCIETY

PROFESSOR D. GANCZ, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, will lecture at 8.30 p.m. on Thursday, 30 January, in the Lee Building, Christ Church. Wine will be served from 8.15 p.m. New members are welcome.

Subject: `Charlemagne in Hell.'

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