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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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King John II Professor of Portuguese Studies

PROFESSOR T.F. EARLE will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 6 May, in the Taylor Institution.

Subject: `The Comedy of the Foreigners: Renaissance Sicily through Portuguese eyes.'

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Wykeham Professor of Ancient History

PROFESSOR R.C.T. PARKER will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 12 May in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Cleomenes on the Acropolis.'

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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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Professor of the Romance Languages

PROFESSOR M.D. MAIDEN will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 20 May, in the Taylor Institution.

Subject: `Where's the Romance?'

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Professor of Biological Anthropology

PROFESSOR R.H. WARD will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 23 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Golden Apples and a Golden Bough: future prospects for biological anthropology?'

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CAMERON MACKINTOSH PROFESSOR OF CONTEMPORARY THEATRE

PROFESSOR RICHARD EYRE will lecture as follows in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College.

Mon. 28 Apr., 5.30 p.m.: `Acting.'

Fri. 16 May, 5 p.m.: `National theatre.'

Further information on the lectures is available from George Peck (telephone: 01993 812883).

The Royal National Theatre Studio will also be organising a programme of specialist workshops throughout the term. Further information is available from Holly Kendrick (telephone: Oxford 791577).

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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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JAMES P.R. LYELL LECTURES IN BIBLIOGRAPHY 1997

Policing literature in eighteenth-century Paris

PROFESSOR R. DARNTON will deliver the Lyell Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following Tuesdays and Thursdays in the St Cross Building.

6 May: `Literary inspection.'

8 May: `Censorship.'

13 May: `Smuggling.'

15 May: `Authors.'

20 May: `Literature and the state.'

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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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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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SIR JOHN HICKS LECTURE 1997

PROFESSOR C. KNICK HARLEY, University of Western Ontario, will deliver the Sir John Hicks Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 30 May, in the Social Studies Faculty Centre, George Street.

Subject: `Globalisation and the Industrial Revolution in Britain and America.'

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TANNER LECTURES ON HUMAN VALUES 1997

Social capital in post-industrial societies

FRANCIS FUKUYAMA will deliver the Tanner Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Examination Schools.

Mon. 12 May: `The great disruption.'

Wed. 14 May: `Technology, hierarchy, and social capital.'

Thur. 15 May: `The origins of order.'

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CLARENDON LECTURES IN MANAGEMENT STUDIES 1997

The modern firm: economics, strategy, and organisation

PROFESSOR JOHN ROBERTS, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University, will deliver the inaugural series of the Clarendon Lectures in Management Studies on the following days in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building. The lectures will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, and at 4 p.m. on Thursday. The lectures are open to the public and there is no charge for admission.

Tue. 29 Apr.: `Designing the modern firm: the economic logic of strategy and organisation.'

Wed. 30 Apr.: `Inside the modern firm: internal organisation and management.'

Thur. 1 May: `The boundaries of the modern firm: markets, hierarchies, and more.'

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ASTOR LECTURE

ROBERTA LORD, columnist on the New Times and New Art Examiner, will deliver an Astor Lecture at 11 a.m. on Monday, 28 April, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `The possibility for lyricism in digital art.'

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ROWE MEMORIAL LECTURE

PROFESSOR C.N.J. MANN, FBA, Director of the Warburg Institute and Professor of the History of the Classical Tradition, University of London, will deliver the first Dorothy Rowe Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 19 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Petrarch: the Life of Letters.'

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INTER-FACULTY COMMITTEE FOR AFRICAN STUDIES

African Studies Lecture

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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ANTHROPOLOGICAL STUDIES

Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology

School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography: departmental seminars

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

For details of the Marett Memorial Lecture, see under `Exeter College' below.

DR P. MITCHELL
2 May: `People, environments and landscape in Lesotho: an archaeological perspective.'

PROFESSOR T. TRAUTMANN, Michigan
9 May: `Discovering Dravidian: ethnology and language in colonial Madras.'

DR A. TURTON, SOAS
16 May: `Ethnography of Embassy: anthropological readings of records of diplomatic encounters between Britain and Tai states in the early nineteenth century.'

DR C. STAFFORD, LSE
23 May: `The Firecracker: children and history in post-Mao China.'

DR CAI HUA, Paris
30 May: `A society without husbands or fathers; the Na of south-west China.'

PROFESSOR D. WERBNER, Manchester
6 June: ` Smoke from the barrel of a gun: nation, memory and commemoration in Zimbabwe.'

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BIOLOGIAL SCIENCES

Department of Plant Sciences: Research Talks

The following research talks will be given at 4 p.m. on the days shown in the Large Lecture Theatre, the Department of Plant Sciences. With the exception of the meetings to be held on Monday, 28 April, and Friday, 16 May, the lectures will be given on Thursdays.

Convener: J.A.C. Smith, MA, Professor of Plant Sciences.

PROFESSOR D.F. KLESSIG, Rutgers
28 Apr.: `Studies on the salycylic acid signal–transduction pathway in plant disease resistance.'

PROFESSOR L. MCINTOSH, Michigan State
8 May: `Oxidative and metabolite regulation of plant gene expression and respiration: TCA cycle regulation of alternative oxidase activity.'

DR M.J. HARRISON, Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, USA
16 May: `Molecular and genetic approaches to analysis of the arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis.'

PROFESSOR J.L. HARWOOD, Cardiff
22 May: `Herbicides which affect plant lipid synthesis.'

DR G. WARREN, Imperial College
29 May: `Freezing tolerances in Arabidopsis: why take the classical approach in this day and age?'

PROFESSOR T.C. HALL, Texas A & M University
5 June: `Remodelling a bean gene gives it a running start.'

DR J. FAIRHEAD
12 June: `Reconsidering forest history in West Africa.'

PROFESSOR P.A. WILLIAMS, Bangor
19 June: `Bacteria, biodegradation, and the benzenoid ring.'

PROFESSOR R.A. DIXON, Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, USA
26 June: `The phenylpropanoid pathway in sickness and health.'

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Department of Zoology: departmental research seminars

PROFESSOR MALCOLM BURROWS, Cambridge, will lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Monday, 12 May, in Lecture Theatre B, the Department of Zoology.

Subject: `Control of locomotion in insects.' Details of the first seminar in the series, to be held on 28 April, are not available at the time of printing. Details of further seminars will be announced later.

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CLINICAL MEDICINE

Nuffield Department of Surgery

The following seminars will be given at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Seminar Room, Nuffield Department of Surgery, Level 6, the John Radcliffe Hospital. Details of the final four meetings (27 May to 17 June) will be announced later.

A. LALVANI
29 Apr.: `Modified ELISPOT assay: sensitive and quantitative ex vivo detection of cytokine-secreting T lymphocytes.'

P. MOSS
6 May: `Soluble MHC tetramers for detection of antigen-specific T cells.'

P. REAY
13 May: `Filamentous phage and antibody libraries.'

C. PULLAR
20 May: `Cell signalling: techniques and applications in immunology.'

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Diabetes Research Laboratories: clinical endocrine and metabolic meetings

The following lectures will be given at 12.45 p.m. on Wednesdays. With the exception of the 4 June meeting, which will take place in the Cairns Seminar Room, the Radcliffe Infirmary, they will be held in the Committee Room, Green College.

PROFESSOR M.E. LEAN, Glasgow
30 Apr.: `Obesity and weight management: the waist papers.'

PROFESSOR P. BUTLER, Edinburgh
7 May: `Type two diabetes and islet amyloid; cause or effect?'

PROFESSOR M.F. SCANLON, University of Wales College of Medicine
14 May: `Aetiology and management of hyperprolactinaemia.'

Departmental speakers
21 May: recent diabetes and endocrinology research presentations.

DR P. HINDMARSH
28 May: `What controls GH secretion: GHRH, somatostatin, or a third factor?'

DR R. COX, Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics
4 June: `Positional cloning of MODY3: a transcriptional network involved in general NIDDM?'

DR N. FINER, Luton and Dunstable Hospital
11 June: `Thyroid disease: a model for disordered energy balance.'

DR P. HUNT, Christchurch Hospital, New Zealand
18 June: `Brain natriuretic peptide.'

PROFESSOR T. REDGRAVE, University of Western Australia
25 June: `Metabolism of post-prandial lipids in diabetes—evaluation by a breath test.'

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CLINICAL MEDICINE, PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

The following seminars will be given at 4.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Lecture Theatre, the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology.

Convener: H. Waldmann, BM, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Pathology.

DR M. FLYNN, Cortecs International
1 May: `Trials and tribulations of developing innovation from academia.'

PROFESSOR T.M. DEXTER, Christie Hospital, Manchester
8 May: `On the life and times of blood cells.'

PROFESSOR A.H. WYLLIE, Edinburgh
15 May: `Apoptosis in carcinogenesis.'

DR S. GREENFIELD and DR D. VAUX
22 May: `A different approach of neuro- degeneration?'

DR M. NEUBERGER, Cambridge
12 June: `Antibody affinity maturation.'

PROFESSOR D.A.S. COMPSTON, Cambridge
19 June: `Monoclonal antibody therapy in multiple sclerosis: a mixed blessing.'

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LITERAE HUMANIORES

John Locke Lectures

Invariance and objectivity

PROFESSOR R. NOZICK, Professor of Philosophy, Harvard University, will deliver the John Locke Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following Wednesdays. The first lecture on 30 April will be given in the Examination Schools; thereafter the lectures will be given in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.
30 Apr.: `Is truth relative?'

7 May: `Invariance and objectivity.'

14 May: `The objectivity of science.'

21 May: `The place of consciousness.'

28 May: `The world according to quantum mechanics.'

4 June: `Necessity and contingency.'

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MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

Department of Statistics: Probability, Statistics, and Operations Research Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Department of Statistics.

Convener: P. Clifford, MA, Reader in Mathematical Statistics.

PROFESSOR D.J. BALDING, Reading
1 May: `The statistical controversy over DNA profiling evidence.'

DR P.V. KABAILA, La Trobe
8 May: `Tight upper confidence limits from discrete data.'

DR CLIFFORD
15 May: `Efficient implementation of particle filters for non-linear systems.'

PROFESSOR N. CHRISTOFIDES, London
22 May: `Optimal design of taxation networks.' (Seminar organised jointly with the Southern Operations Research Group)

PROFESSOR P.J. DONNELLY
29 May: `Models and inference in population genetics.'

PROFESSOR A. ROTNIZSKY, Harvard
5 June: `Asymptotic inferences in parametric models with singular information matrices.'

PROFESSOR B. YCART, Grenoble
12 June: `Indexed dendograms on random dissimilarities and classifiability testing.'

DR E.B. MARTIN, Newcastle
19 June: `Neural networks—another tool in the toolbox.'

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Oxford Centre for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

Differential Equations and Applications Seminar

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

The co-ordinators are J.R. Ockendon (telephone: (2)70513), and S.D. Howison (telephone: (2)70500). DR M. PELETIER
8 May: `Travelling waves in contaminant transport.'

DR O.E. JENSEN, Cambridge
15 May: `The thin liquid lining of a weakly curved cylindrical tube.'

PROFESSOR D.J. NEEDHAM, Reading
22 May: `The evolution of travelling waves in a singular reaction–diffusion problem.'

PROFESSOR I.D. ABRAHAMS, Keele
29 May: `Diffraction by a semi-infinite perforated plate and related matrix Wiener–Hopf problems.'

PROFESSOR N. RILEY, East Anglia
5 June: `Vortex ring dynamics.'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

DR ANTÓNIO FEIJÓ, University of Lisbon, will lecture at 12 noon on Tuesday, 29 April, in the Room T11, 47 Wellington Square.

Conveners: T.F. Earle, MA, D.Phil., King John II Professor of Portuguese Studies, and Dr M. Gonçalves, leitora in Portuguese.

Subject: `Keates and Fernando Pessoa's Mensagem.'

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Graduate seminar in Spanish studies

The following seminars will be given 5 p.m. on the days shown 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.

MS K. KENNEDY
Mon. 28 Apr.: `When pictures do not paint a thousand words: references to scholars in Alfonsine manuscripts.' (Joint meeting with the Portuguese Graduate Seminar)

PROFESSOR A.M. FRUTOS, Zaragoza
Tue. 27 May: `La recepción medieval de la cuentística árabe, sobre todo en comparación con la literatura aljamiada morisca.'

PROFESSOR M. DONAPETRY, Pomona College, California
Thur. 29 May: ` "Mírame, mátame, riégame": la titilación taurina de María y la manufactura de femineidad en Tina (en dos películas de Almodóvar).'

PROFESSOR Y. KAPLAN, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Tue. 3 June: `Tradition and crisis in the Spanish and Portuguese Jewish communities in seventeenth-century Western Europe.' (Joint meeting with the Portuguese Graduate Seminar)

M. LEWIS
Tue. 10 June: `Ortega y Gasset: Circunstancia y liberalismo' (in English).

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MODERN HISTORY

The Atlantic World

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in Lecture Room VII, Brasenose College. Details of the 6 May lecture will be announced later.

For details of the Harmsworth Inaugural Lecture, to be given by Professor Robert Middlekauff on 13 May, see under `Inaugural Lectures' above.

Conveners: Sir John Elliott, MA, Regius Professor of Modern History, D.W. Howe, MA, Rhodes Professor of American History, and J.S. Rowett, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer (CUF) in Modern History.

PROFESSOR R. SIMMONS, Birmingham
29 Apr.: `British cheap print and New World themes c.600–1800.'

PROFESSOR D.W. HOWE (introducing discussion)
20 May: `Democracy in America before Tocqueville.'

J.A. PASSAMANO
27 May: `The civil rights of disabled persons: a comparison of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the British Disability Discrimination Act of 1995.'

DR P. ALEXANDER
3 June: `Labour, race, politics: Alabama miners in a comparative context, 1920–35.'

PROFESSOR L. BETHELL
10 June: `Literacy and the vote in the Americas in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.'

DR A. OFFER
17 June: `The American automobile frenzy of the 1950s, and British motor cars in the 1960s.'

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World History Seminar: migrants and refugees in world history

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

P. WORMALD
2 May: `The beginnings of the English: the case for migration as an historical event.'

P. HEATHER, UCL
9 May: `The Goths and their past: the view from Ravenna.'

DR J.-P. RUBIES, Reading
16 May: `The missionary discovery of Indian religion 1580–1650: opening the doors of idolatry.'

PROFESSOR R. COHEN, Warwick
23 May: `World diasporas.'

PROFESSOR J. BROWN
30 May: New identities: new communities? South Asians overseas.'

DR E. VOUTIRA
6 June: `Pontic Greek diaspora nationalism: why it failed.'

DR P. CAREY, DR J. DARWIN, PROFESSOR A. KNIGHT, DR D. WASHBROOK, and MR C.P. WORMALD
13 June: `Mobility and identity.'

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Social and Economic History of the British Isles 1000–1600

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in All Souls College. The series will conclude with an open discussion session on 18 June.

Convener: R.R. Davies, MA, D.Phil., Chichele Professor of Medieval History.

DR V. BAINBRIDGE
30 Apr.: `Gilds and fraternities in East Anglia in the later Middle Ages.'

DR J. HARE, Winchester
7 May: `Growth and recession in the fifteenth-century economy: the cloth industry and the Wiltshire countryside.'

DR R. SMITH, Cambridge
14 May: `Mortality levels and trends among English landlords, monks, and parishioners, c.250–1600.'

DR J. WHITTLLE, University of Exeter
21 May: `Inheritance, marriage, and widowhood: women and landholding in England 1440–1580.'

DR C. PETERS
28 May: `Women and marriage in late medieval England.'

PROFESSOR C. DYER, Birmingham
4 June: `The importance of small towns in late medieval Britain.'

DR J. MUNBY, Oxford Archaeological Unit
11 June: `People and fields in medieval Porchester.'

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Seminar in Medieval History

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Wharton Room, All Souls College.

Conveners: R.R. Davies, MA, D.Phil., Chichele Professor of Medieval History, and J.R.L. Maddicott, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer (CUF) in Modern History.

B. WARD-PERKINS
28 Apr.: `Why did the Anglo-Saxons not become British?'

N. POLLINI
5 May: `Science and preaching in the thirteenth century. The moral interpretations in Thomas of Cantimpré's Encyclopaedia.'

PROFESSOR N.P. BROOKS, Birmingham
12 May: `Oxford and Cambridge: Anglo-Saxon bridgework and the origins of the state.'

M. SATCHELL
19 May: `Through a glass darkly: exhuming the leper-houses of medieval England, 1100–1250.'

PROFESSOR P.R. COSS, Cardiff
26 May: `Lady and lord in fourteenth- century England.'

H. COLLINS
2 June: `Sir John Fastolf, John, Lord Talbot, and the dispute over Patay: ambition and chivalry in the fifteenth century.'

PROFESSOR M. BARBER, Reading
9 June: `Frontier warfare in the Latin kingdom of Jerusalem.'

U. ULMSCHNEIDER
16 June: `Archaeology, history, and the Isle of Wight in the Middle Saxon period.'

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Commonwealth History Graduate Seminar: history, literature, and colonialism

This one-day workshop will be held on Friday, 9 May, 10 a.m.–5.30 p.m., in the Modern History Faculty Building. Each session will conclude with a discussion.

Convener: J.M. Brown, MA, D.Phil., Beit Professor of the History of the British Commonwealth.

Session I: British Writers on Empire (discussant: Dr R. Young)
DR B. MOORE-GILBERT, Goldsmiths' College
10 a.m.: `The problem of inter- disciplinarity: the case of Olive Schreiner.'

DR K. TELTSCHER, Roehampton Institute
10.50 a.m.: `Colonial correspondence: the letters of George Bogle from Bengal, Bhutan, and Tibet, 1770–81.'

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Session II: Commonwealth Writers in English (discussant: Dr E. Boehmer, Leeds)
DR A. DONNELL, Nottingham Trent
1.30 p.m.: `Between colony and nation: Caribbean literature 1900–50.'

DR J. MAJEED, SOAS
2 p.m.: `Ethnographer-historians and the Indian nation: Nehru and Amitav Ghosh.'

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Session III: Commonwealth Writers in Vernaculars (discussant: Dr W. Radice, SOAS)
DR G. FURNISS, SOAS
3.40 p.m.: `Hausa prose in the 1930s: an exploration in post-colonial theory.'

C. GUPTA, SOAS
4.10 p.m.: `Redefining aesthetics: gender, Hindi literature, and Hindu identity in colonial United Provinces.'

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MODERN HISTORY, SOCIAL STUDIES

Special Lecture

PROFESSOR HUGH GRAHAM, Vanderbilt University, will give a special lecture at 2.15 p.m. on Tuesday, 20 May, in Lecture Room VII, Brasenose College.

Conveners: Professor B. Shafer and Dr J.S. Rowett.

Subject: `The Carter Administration and Civil Rights.'

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ORIENTAL STUDIES

Seminar in Medieval Jewish History and Literature

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in Pembroke College.

Conveners: D. Frank (Ph.D. Harvard), Research Fellow, Wolfson College, M.D. Goodman, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Jewish Studies, M.E. Rubin, MA, University Lecturer (CUF) in Modern History, and A. Tanenbaum.

DR S. GOLDIN, Tel Aviv
5 May: `Changes in the status of the Jewish woman in northern France and Germany, 1050–1350.'

PROFESSOR Y. KAPLAN, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
26 May: `The threat of Eros in eighteenth-century Jewish Amsterdam.'

PROFESSOR E. TAITZ, Adelphi University
2 June: `The poltics of learning and teaching: educating Jewish and Christian women in medieval Europe.'

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The Chinese Economy

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in Room 207, the Institute for Chinese Studies.

DR R. ASH, SOAS
6 May: `The grain problem in China.'

DR A. HUSSAIN, LSE
13 May: `Patterns of provincial growth in China.'

PROFESSOR ZHAO RENWEI, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing
20 May: to be announced.

PROFESSOR A. MADDISON
27 May: `Chinese economic performance: first century to early nineteenth century.'

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PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Main Lecture Theatre, the Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory.

Convener: M.L.H. Green, MA, Professor of Inorganic Chemistry.

PROFESSOR D.M.P. MINGOS, Imperial College, London
28 Apr.: `Complexes resulting from orotic acid—a chemist's structural fantasy.'

DR T. CASS, Imperial College, London
5 May: `Haem peroxidases—from biosensors to tuberculosis.'

PROFESSOR C. GREY, SUNY, USA
12 May: `Probing local structure and gas adsorption with MAS NMR spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction.'

PROFESSOR D. SAWYER, Texas A & M University
19 May: `Oxygenated Fenton chemistry: activation of dioxygen for the oxygenation of hydrocarbons.'

PROFESSOR G. THORNTON, Manchester
26 May: `Relaxations and reconstructions of oxide surfaces.'

PROFESSOR J. PASSMORE, New Brunswick, Canada
2 June: `The homopolyatomic cations of sulphur and some beginnings in the exploration of their amazing chemistry.'

PROFESSOR G. DEMAZEAU, Bordeaux
9 June: `The stabilisation of the highest oxidation states of transition metals: co- ordination chemistry in solid lattices.'

PROFESSOR R.H. GRUBBS, California Institute of Technology
16 June: to be announced.

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Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Planetary Physics

The following seminars will be held at 4.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Atmospheric Physics Laboratory. Those on 1 May and 15 May will be held in the Dobson Lecture Room. Later seminars will be held in the Dobson Room if possible, but because of building work may have to be moved to the Townsend Lecture Theatre, the Clarendon Laboratory.

Because on rare occasions the arrangements need to be changed, anyone intending to come to Oxford specially to attend should check first by telephoning Oxford (2)72933. The location of the later seminars can also be obtained by telephoning this number.

For details of the Halley Lecture, to be given on 6 May, see above.

PROFESSOR R. HIDE
1 May: `The Earth's solid inner core: an electric motor driven by the geodynamo in the fluid outer core.'

DR R. BEER, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena
15 May: `Airborne remote sensing of ozone and related species.'

DR A. COUSTENIS, Obervatoire de Paris-Meudon
22 May: `Titan's surface and atmosphere.'

DR C. RICHMOND, Southampton Oceanography Centre
29 May: `Penguins and polar bears: putting sea ice into a global ocean model.'

PROFESSOR J. STANFORD, Iowa State
5 June: `Mesospheric and stratospheric dynamical insights from UARS ISAMS carbon monoxide analyses.'

DR G. PANKIEWICZ, Meteorological Office
12 June: `Pattern recognition from satellite imagery.'

PROFESSOR D.J. WINGHAM, University College, London
19 June: `Is Antarctica growing?'

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Department of Materials: colloquia

The following colloquia will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Lecture Theatre, the Hume-Rothery Building.

Conveners: P.R. Wilshaw, MA, D.Phil., Research Fellow, Department of Materials, and G.A.D. Briggs, MA, University Lecturer in Metallurgy.

DR I. PALMER
1 May: `Al-Li alloys and their applications.'

DR C. IMRIE, Aberdeen
8 May: `Supramolecular liquid crystals.' (Interdepartmental Polymer Seminar)

PROFESSOR C.B. CARTER, Minnesota
15 May: `The structure of close packed surfaces.' (Interdepartmental Condensed Matter Seminar)

PROFESSOR T. MORI, Cambridge
22 May: `Steady state creep of a composite.'

DR M. WINSTONE, DERA, Farnborough
29 May: `Low density materials for aeroengine compressors.'

DR S.E. ION, BNFL, Warrington
5 June: `Advances in nuclear fuel.' (Interdepartmental Condensed Matter Seminar)

DR J. BRADSHAW, Pilkington
12 June: `Chemical strengthening of glass.'

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Theoretical Chemistry Group Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Seminar Room, the New Chemistry Laboratory.

Convener: M.S. Child, MA, Coulson Professor of Theoretical Chemistry.

DR P.J. HORE
28 Apr.: `Magnetic field effects on chemical reactions: "a romping ground for charlatans".'

DR H.M. QUINEY
5 May: `ab initio relativistic molecular structure calculations.'

PROFESSOR W. VAN GUNSTEREN, ETH, Zurich
12 May: `Computer simulation of chemical or enzymatic reactions.'

DR T. MONTERO, UCL
19 May: `Ghosts in quantum walls and tilted fields.'

PROFESSOR J.N.L. CONNOR, Manchester
26 May: `Recent developments in the quantum theory of chemical reactions: nearside- farside and spin-orbit.'

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PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Department of Human Anatomy: Research Seminars

The following seminars will be given at 1 p.m. on Fridays in the Lecture Theatre, the Department of Human Anatomy.

Convener: H.M. Charlton, MA, D.Phil., Reader in Neuroendocrinology.

DR P. AGRE, Johns Hopkins
2 May: `The Aquaporin family of water channels.'

DR M. PLACZEK, NIMR, London
9 May: `Patterning of the vertebrate anterior–posterior axis: anteriorising activities of BMP-7.' (Jenkinson Seminar)

DR D. MURPHY
16 May: `Transfer and expression of new genes in hypothalamic neurons of the rat.'

PROFESSOR D. LATCHMAN, UCL
23 May: `POU family transription factors, gene regulation in neuronal cells, and gene therapy.'

DR R. OLD, Warwick
30 May: `Retinoid and FGF signalling in early Xenopus embryos.' (Jenkinson Seminar)

PROFESSOR V.H. PERRY
6 June: `Inflammation in the brain: good news or bad news?'

DR D. MONCKTON, Glasgow
13 June: `Myotonic dystrophy: simple repeats in a complex disorder.'

DR D. MARCHINGTON
20 June: `Transmission and segregation of mitochondrial DNA in health and disease.'

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Pharmacology and anatomical neuropharmacology seminars

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

DR A. VINCENT
29 Apr.: `Antibodies behaving badly: human autoantibodies as pharmacological ligands for ion channels and receptors.'

DR M. EVANS
6 May: `A novel k+ current may act as a mediator of hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction.'

PROFESSOR R.J. WURMAN, MIT
13 May: `Control of amyloid precursor protein synthesis and metabolism in relation to therapy of Alzheimer's disease.'

DR S. WONNACOTT, Bath
20 May: `Presynaptic nicotinic receptors in the brain.'

PROFESSOR H. LITTLE, Durham
27 May: `Alcohol dependence: neuronal mechanisms underlying patterns of behaviour.'

DR J. VICKERS, Tasmania
3 June: `Linking plaque and tangle formation in Alzheimer's disease.'

DR Z. NUSSER
10 June: `Gold particles and synaptic currents at GABA-Ergic synapses.'

PROFESSOR P.H. COBBOLD, Liverpool
17 June: `Agonist specificity in the hepatocyte calcium oscillator.'

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PSYCHOLOGICAL STUDIES

Department of Experimental Psychology

The following seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Weiskrantz Room (C.113), the Department of Experimental Psychology.

Conveners: S.D. Iversen, MA, Professor of Psychology, and P.E. Bryant, MA, Watts Professor of Psychology.

PROFESSOR C. BREWIN, Royal Holloway College, London
29 Apr.: `Trauma and memory: an experimental approach.' (McDonnell–Pew Seminar)

DR J. O'KEEFE, University College, London
6 May: `Exteroceptive and interoceptive control over the hippocampal place cells.' (McDonnell–Pew Seminar)

PROFESSOR M. HEWSTONE, Cardiff
13 May: `Changing intergroup perceptions.'

DR N. FREEMAN, Bristol
20 May: `Counterfactuals and characteristics in conceptual change.'

DR C. ALDWIN, California
27 May: `The positive aspects of stress.' (McDonnell–Pew Seminar)

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SOCIAL STUDIES

MR PAUL E. BEGALA, Senior Vice-President, Public Strategies, Inc., Austin, Texas, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 29 April, in the Large Lecture Theatre, Nuffield College.

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

Subject: `Chewing on sound bites: political communication in the media age' (with videos from recent American and British campaigns).

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Co-operative Reasoning (Seminar)

The following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesdays in the New Seminar Room, St John's College.

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

R. DUNBAR, Liverpool
29 Apr.: `Co-operation and the evolution of the social brain.'

R. NOZICK, Harvard
6 May: `The function of ethics.'

M. NOWAK
13 May: to be announced.

D. HAUSMAN, Wisconsin
20 May: `Trust in Game Theory.'

M. GILBERT, Connecticut
27 May: `What is it for Us to Intend?'

M. MULFORD, London School of Economics
3 Jun.: `Expectations, projection, and co-operation in dilemma interactions.'

PROFESSOR BACHARACH
10 Jun.: `We equilibria.'

R. SUGDEN, University of East Anglia
17 Jun.: `Thinking as a team.'

G. MACKIE
Date to be announced: `Communication and commitment in social dilemmas.'

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Religion and social change in twentieth-century Africa

PROFESSOR RANGER will deliver the following lectures at 11 a.m. on Mondays in St Antony's College (66 Woodstock Road).

Convener: T.O. Ranger, MA, D.Phil., Rhodes Professor of Race Relations.

28 Apr.: `African religion and twentieth- century change—territorial cults and prophetism.'

5 May: `African religion and twentieth- century change—spirit possession and witchcraft.'

12 May: `Missionary Christianity: language, gender, and class.'

19 May: `Religion and politics in colonial Africa.'

26 May: `The African spirit churches.'

2 June: `Religion and nationalism.'

9 June: `Religion and liberation war.'

16 June: `Religion in independent Africa.'

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African Research Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesdays in St Antony's College (66 Woodstock Road).

For details of the African Studies Lecture, to be given on 28 April, see under `Inter-faculty Committee for African Studies' above.

The series will end with a discussion session on 17 June.

Convener: T.O. Ranger, MA, D.Phil., Rhodes Professor of Race Relations.

B. RAFTOPOLOUS, Zimbabwe
6 May: `Reflections on the democracy debate in Zimbabwe.'

PROFESSOR J. GUY, Durban
13 May: `Class, imperialism, and literary criticism. Willian Ngidi, John Colenso, and Matthew Arnold.'

DR S. HEAP
20 May: `Pickpockets in Ibadan: a history.'

J. MULLOWNEY
27 May: `White nurses and black chieftanesses: female authority in eastern Zimbabwe in the 1890s.'

DR D. MAXWELL, Keele
3 June: `Sacred history, secret history. The life of Bishop Guti.'

DR P. FERGUSON
10 June: `War, peace, and reconciliation in northern Ghana.'

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Religion and Society Seminar: approaches to missionary history

The following seminars will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesdays in the Oxford Centre for Mission Studies, St Philip and St James, Woodstock Road.

Conveners: T.O. Ranger, MA, D.Phil., Rhodes Professor of Race Relations, and others.

S. MWANGI
30 Apr.: `Festo Olang and the transition from missionary to African bishops in Kenya.'

S. JAYAKUMAR
7 May: `Robert Caldwell: the missionary as ideologist of the oppressed in South India.'

E. ROGAN
14 May: `Ottomans and missionaries in nineteenth-century Syria.'

D. YONGGI-CHO
21 May: `Charismatic missionary leadership in the aftermath of the Korean War.'

NG KAM WEN
28 May: `Islam and Christianity as missionary religions in south-east Asia.'

P. ABLE
4 June: `Mission and culture in Idonesia.'

S. WOLTON
11 June: `Oldham, the international missionary movement, and race between the world wars.'

PROFESSOR RANGER
18 June: `New approaches to mission history in Africa.'

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Globalisation and identity

The following seminars will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursdays in the New Room, the Hilda Besse Building, St Antony's. Details of the final seminar (19 June) will be announced later.

Conveners: T.O. Ranger, MA, D.Phil., Rhodes Professor of Race Relations, N. Gooptu, MA, University Lecturer in South Asian Studies, and P. Alexander (Ph.D. London), Research Fellow, St Antony's College.

N. HARRIS, Development Planning Unit, London
8 May: `Globalisation and patterns of identity.'

J. LINDSAY, Kingston
15 May: `The virtual self: the impact of new information and communication technology on identity.'

J. BANAJI, P. ALEXANDER, and L. HAAGH
22 May: `Labour in the big emerging markets—a discussion.'

T. HANSEN, Roskilde
29 May: `Global desires: migration, modernity, and Muslim identities in Bombay.'

J. PISCATORI
5 June: `Islam and globalisation.'

PROFESSOR RANGER
12 June: `The globalisation of the local: thoughts on black religion.'

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African Studies Seminars

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in St Antony's College. With the exception of the final meeting, they will be held in the the Middle Eastern Studies Centre.

The seminar on 19 June, which will be Professor Ranger's valedictory lecture, will be given in the Nissan Lecture Theatre.

Convener: T.O. Ranger, MA, D.Phil., Rhodes Professor of Race Relations.

J. MCCRACKEN, Stirling
8 May: `Malawian nationalism revisited.'

S. FEIERMAN, Pennsylvania
15 May: `Healing and history in Tanzania and Zimbabwe.'

R. MUSTAFA
22 May: `Transformation of minority identities in post-colonial Nigeria.'

A. HASTINGS, Leeds
29 May: `Pacificism and prophecy: the dilemmas of an eighteenth-century Kongolese king.'

R. WERBNER, Manchester
5 June: `The reach of the post-colonial state. Development and technocracy.'

S. ISHEMO, Leeds
12 June: `African influences in the political economy of Cuban culture in the nineteenth century.'

PROFESSOR RANGER
19 June: `Living Africa: making and writing history in Zimbabwe.'

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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 of Hebrew and Jewish Studies

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BYZANTINE STUDIES

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the New Seminar Room, St John's College.

Conveners: E.M. Jeffreys, B.Litt., MA, Bywater and Sotheby Professor of Byzantine and Modern Greek Language and Literature, J.D. Howard-Johnston, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in Byzantine Studies, and M.C. Mundell Mango, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in Byzantine Archaeology and Art.

S. NIKOLOV
29 Apr.: `History, authority, and jurisdiction: rewriting the Liber Pontificalis in Rome in the 870s.'

C. HOLMES
6 May: `The revolt of Bardas Skleros: historiographical traditions.'

P. FRANKOPAN
13 May: `Some conclusions about the foreign policy of Alexios Komnenos (1078–1101).'

F. NICKS
20 May: `The religious policy of Anastasius I.'

T. PAPACOSTAS
27 May: `Middle Byzantine monastic foundations in Cyprus.'

DR R. HARDER, Zurich
3 June: `Barbarians in twelfth-century fiction.'

DR J. BARDILL
10 June: `St Polykeutos: Anicia Juliana's vision.'

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COMPUTING LABORATORY

Programming Research Group

Strachey Lecture

AMIN PNUELI, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel, will deliver a Strachey Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 6 May, in the Lecture Theatre, the Computing Laboratory.

Subject: `When deduction meets exploration.'

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CENTRE FOR CRIMINOLOGICAL RESEARCH

The changing face of crime and criminal policy in Europe

The following seminars, organised by the Centre and the University of Athens Faculty of Law, in collaboration with the Oxford Programme for Hellenic Studies, will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Wharton Room, All Souls College.

Conveners: Professor Roger Hood and Professor Nestor E. Courakis.

PROFESSOR DR H.-J. ALBRECHT, Freiburg-im-Breslau
30 Apr.: `Penal policy and penal sanctions.'

PROFESSOR DR M. KILLIAS, Lausanne
7 May: `Drug policy and crime prevention: prescribing heroin and reducing crime.'

DR M. JOUTSEN, Director, United Nations Institute, Helsinki
14 May: Victims of crime: a continental perspective.'

DR J. VAN DJIK, Ministry of Justice, The Netherlands
21 May: `New approaches to crime prevention.'

DR R. LEVY, Director, Centre de recherches sociologiques sur le droit et les institutions pénales, Paris
28 May: `Policing in France: the crisis of `Europeanisation.'

PROFESSOR NESTOR E. COURAKIS, Athens
4 June: `Football violence: not only a British problem.'

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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL STUDIES

Research Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on the days shown in Lecture Room 1, the Department of Educational Studies. With the exception of the lecture to be given on Thursday, 5 June, they will be held on Mondays.

DR G. WALFORD
28 Apr.: `The complexity of policy: the new religious grant-maintained schools.'

DR B. JAWORSKI
12 May: `Tensions in teachers' conceptualisations of mathematics and of teaching.'

DR C. DAVIES
26 May: `Primary school children's capacities for solving the problems of school writing.'

PROFESSOR A. EDWARDS, Leeds
5 June: `Mentoring: modelling, mediation, or mothering?'

DR G. HAYWARD
9 June: `The attitudes of adolescents towards business and industry: the empirical critique of a discourse of derision.'

DR L. FRAZER
16 June: to be announced.

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

Intellectual biographies

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies.

Y. DUTTON, Edinburgh
30 Apr.: `Imam Malik's contribution to Hadith and Fiqh.'

J.Y. MICHOT, Louvain
7 May: `Ibn Taymiyya.'

T. STREET, ANU, Canberra
14 May: `The death-bed repentance of Fakhr al-Din al-Razi.'

J. COOPER, Cambridge
21 May: `Shaykh Baha al-Din al-Amuli: an early Safavid polymath.'

A. MOUSTAFA, London
4 June: `Calligraphy: the sacred geography of Islamic art.'

B. HAYKAL
11 June: `The quest for certainty: traditionists, Zaydis, and the state in Yemen.'

F.A. QADIRI, Northern Hill University, Shillong
18 June: `A radical Naqshbandi Saint of Delhi: Mirza Mazhar Jan-i Janan.'

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NISSAN INSTITUTE OF JAPANESE STUDIES

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Lecture Theatre, the Nissan Institute.

PROFESSOR TAKIE SUGIYAMA LEBRA, Hawaii and Oxford Brookes
2 May: `Japanese self and blood ideology.'

DR J. HUNTER, LSE
9 May: `Why women? Observations on the gender division in the textile industry of interwar Japan.'

DR A. MAIR, Birkbeck College
16 May: `What do we know about Honda Motors.'

DR K. MCCORMICK, Sussex
23 May: `The contents and discontents of industrial R. & D.: comparison of Britain and Japan.'

PROFESSOR I. NEARY, Essex
30 May: `Human rights and political culture in Japan and east Asia.'

DR M. REBICK, Nissan Institute
6 June: `The importance of alumni in the market for Japanese university graduates.'

DR Y. SELLEK, Sheffield
13 June: `International marriages between Japanese men and Filipino migrant workers.'

DR KEIICHIRO KOMATSU, JETRO and the Department of Trade and Industry
20 June: `Anglo-Japanese industrial co- operation.'

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QUEEN ELIZABETH HOUSE

Refugee Studies Programme

Seminars on Forced Migration: children and adolescents in forced migration

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House.

R. TOWLE, UNHCR, London
30 Apr.: `Durable solutions for refugee children: a comparative study from Haiti, Hong Kong, and the United Kingdom.'

DR S. MELZAK, Medical Foundation
7 May: `When children are not accompanied by parents or substitute carers.'

DR C. PETTY, Save the Children
14 May: `Separated children: policy and practice.'

DR M. HODES, St Mary's Hospital Medical School
21 May: `Psychiatric issues in young refugees in the United Kingdom.'

R. BRETTS, Quaker United Nations Office
28 May: `Children: the invisible soldiers.'

DR M. MCCALLIN, International Social Services
4 June: `Separated children from the former Yugoslavia in western Europe.'

MS M. TADESSE, NCH Action for Children
11 June: `Experience of unaccompanied young people from the Horn of Africa.'

DR G. SALOLE, Bernard van Leer Foundation
18 June: `The impact of refugee camp life on young children.'

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Foundation Course

International Legal Order, human rights, and forced migration
N. MOLE will teach this course on Mondays, 2–4 p.m., in the Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House.
Forced Migration and International Relations
S. COLLINSON will teach this course on Mondays, 7–9 p.m., in the Blackhall Seminar Room.
Household Livelihood and Economy
C. DOLAN will teach this course on Tuesdays, 10 a.m.–12 noon, in the Blackhall Seminar Room.
Refugees and the Refugee Experience: a psychodynamic perspective
M. FLORED-BÓRQUEZ will teach this course on Tuesdays, 3–5 p.m., in the Garden Room.

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Weekend courses

PROFESSOR J. HATHAWAY, Osgood Hall Law School, Toronto
7–8 June: `The law of refugee status.'

N. MOLE, Aire Centre, London
27–9 Sept.: `Asylum in a frontier- free Europe.'

For further information on all lectures and courses contact the Education Unit, the Refugee Studies Programme, Queen Elizabeth House, 21 St Giles', Oxford OX1 3LA (telephone: Oxford (2)70723, fax: (2)70721, e- mail: rspedu@ermine.ox.ac.uk). The RSP WWW home page is: http://www.qeh.ox.ac.uk/rsp/.

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DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS

Florence Nightingale Lecture 1997

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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WELLCOME UNIT FOR THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE

University medicine in the sixteenth century

The following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in the Seminar Room, the Wellcome Unit.

Convener: Professor Ian Maclean, All Souls College.

PROFESSOR MACLEAN
1 May: `Medicine and the arts course.'

8 May: `Medicine, semiology, and the interpretation of texts.'

15 May: `The diffusion of medical learning.'

DR M. STOLBERG, Wellcome Unit, Cambridge
22 May: `University medicine at Wittenberg.'

PROFESSOR V. NUTTON
29 May: `University medicine at Ferrara.'

DR R.G. LEWIS
5 June: `University medicine at Montpellier.'

DR C. WEBSTER
12 June: `University medicine at Basle.'

PROFESSOR MACLEAN
19 June: `University medicine at Padua.'

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EXETER COLLEGE

Marett Memorial Lecture 1997

PROFESSOR G. LLOYD, Cambridge, will deliver the Marett Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 25 April, in the Saskatchewan Lecture Room, Exeter College.

Subject: `The uses and abuses of classification: Ancient Greek and Chinese reflections.'

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MANSFIELD COLLEGE

Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Council Room, Mansfield College. Further information is available from the Project Administrator, OCEES, Mansfield College, Oxford OX1 3TF (telephone and fax: Oxford (2)70886, e-mail: ocees@mansfield.ox.ac.uk).

J. MARTINEZ-ALIER
29 Apr.: `Varieties of environmentalism.'

C. PERRINGS
6 May: `The methodology of ecological economics.'

J. ADAMS
13 May: `Virtual risk and the management of uncertainty.'

J. RAVETZ
20 May: `Post-normal science.'

J. MEADOWCROFT
27 May: `Implementing sustainable development in high consumption societies: a research design.'

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Centre for Indian Studies

South Asian History Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Small Dining Room, Queen Elizabeth House. Details of the 17 June seminar will be announced later.

Convener: D.A. Washbrook, MA, D.Phil., Reader in Modern South Asian History.

B. MUKHOPADHYAY, Birkbeck College, London
29 Apr.: `Caste histories, memory, and the problem of historical knowledge in colonial India.'

T. TRAUTMANN, Michigan
6 May: `F.W. Ellis and the invention of South India.'

J. OSBORN
13 May: `From company to empire: the changing discourse of Indian imperialism in the British press, 1772–86.'

M. THARAKAN, CDS, Thiruvananthapuram
20 May: `Chieftains, status, and forest wealth: interpreting records from Kollegonde.'

S. RAY, SOAS
27 May: `Changing contours of workers' resistance in the tea gardens of Jalpaiguri, 1900–47.'

C.J. FULLER, LSE
3 June: `The social decline and cultural esteem of the Brahmins of modern Tamilnadu.'

F.A. QUADRI
10 June: `Triumph and disaster: medieval accounts of north-east India.'


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Latin American Centre

Political culture and ideology in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Mexico

This seminar, which is sponsored by the History Faculty, the Inter-faculty Committee for Latin American Studies, and the Latin American Centre, will be held on Friday, 2 May, in the Latin American Centre. Enquiries should be directed to the Centre (telephone: (2)74486, fax: 558680).

PROFESSOR D. BRADING
9.30 a.m.: `Catholic political ideology during the Reforma (1854–67).'

DR G. THOMSON
10.45 a.m.: ` "Pueblos de Indios" and "Pueblos de Ciudadanos": constitutionalism bilingualism in nineteenth-century Mexico.'

PROFESSOR E. FLORESCANO
11.45 a.m.: `Mexico in the nineteenth century: a fragmented political culture.'

PROFESSOR A. KNIGHT
2.15 p.m.: `The ideology of the Mexican Revolution.'

PROFESSOR A. CÓRDOVA
3.45 p.m.: `Political culture and political reform in Mexico.'

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Middle East Centre

Hamid Enayat Lecture

DR I. AFSHAR will deliver the fourteenth Hamid Enayat Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 8 May, in the New Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Subject: `Culture and translation in nineteenth-century Iran.'

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Marginals in the Mediterranean Muslim world (eighteenth to twentieth centuries)

The following seminars, organised under the auspices of the European Science Foundation, will be given at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Middle East Centre. Those intending to come to Oxford to attend any of the seminars are advised to check the details with the centre before travelling.

K. FAHMY, Princeton
2 May: `Prisons and exile in nineteenth- century Egypt: legal policies and local reactions.'

D. LARGUECHE, Tunis
9 May: `Women, marginality, and exclusion in Ottoman Tunisia (eighteenth to nineteenth centuries)' (presentation in French and English; in conjunction with the Maison Française).

R. PETERS, Amsterdam
16 May: `The infatuated Greek: marginality and the crossing of social boundaries in nineteenth-century Egypt.'

A. COHEN, Jerusalem
23 May: `Marginal milieu: the coffee houses of eighteenth-century Jerusalem.'

F. GEORGEON, Paris
30 May: `The drinkers of Istanbul: the consumption of alcohol, from the Ottoman Empire to the Turkish Republic' (presentation in French and English; in conjunction with the Maison Française)

E. ROGAN
6 June: `Madness and marginality in Syria and Egypt.'

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UNIVERSITY COLLEGE

H.L.A. Hart Memorial Lecture 1997

PROFESSOR A. DUFF will deliver the H.L.A. Hart Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 22 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Law, language, and community: preconditions of criminal responsibility.'

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JOURNAL CLUB IN HUMAN POPULATION GENETICS

It is intended to start a journal club as a way of bringing together those in the university community with interests in human population genetics. The journal club will meet fortnightly during term. For the initial meetings one of the participants will lead a discussion on a particular paper from the literature. This mode of operation may evolve, depending on the preferences of the group.

The first meeting will be held on Monday, 12 May (third week), 1–2 p.m., in Room 209, the Department of Statistics. The paper for discussion is `The geographic distribution of human Y chromosome variation', Hammer et al., Genetics, 145 (March 1997), 787–805.

The conveners of the journal club are Professor P.J. Donnelly (Statistics), Dr D.B. Goldstein (Zoology), Dr R.M. Harding (IMM), and Professor R. Ward (Biological Anthropology).

Anyone who is unable to attend the first meeting and would like to be kept informed of future meetings should e-mail: donnelly@stats.ox.ac.uk.

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OXFORD IMMUNOLOGY GROUP

DR ADA KRUISBEEK, Division of Immunology, Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam, will lecture at 6 p.m. on Monday, 12 May, in the Lecture Theatre, the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology. The meeting will be chaired by Professor Andrew McMichael.

Subject: `Regulation of T cell tolerance.'

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FRIENDS OF THE BODLEIAN

The following thirty-minute lectures will be given at 1 p.m. on the days shown in the Cecil Jackson Room, the Sheldonian Theatre. All are invited.

Sandwiches and wine will be served after the lectures at a cost of £2.50 per person, for which bookings should be made in advance with Mrs P.M. Sturgis, Membership Secretary, Friends of the Bodleian, Bodleian Library, Oxford OX1 3BG (telephone: Oxford (2)77234).

THE REVD PROFESSOR MICHAEL SCREECH
Thur. 15 May: `An attempt to pass off a forged Rabelais.'

DR M. MAW
Wed. 28 May: `Promises and pictures: the Conservative Party and the the birth of modern political advertising.'

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FRIENDS OF THE PITT RIVERS MUSEUM

Beatrice Blackwood Lecture 1997

JOHN MACK, Keeper, Museum of Mankind, London, will deliver the Beatrice Blackwood Lecture at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, 14 May, in the Inorganic Chemistry Lecture Theatre, South Parks Road. For further information, telephone Oxford 554281.

Subject: `Art, divination, and knowledge.'

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TRANSLATION RESEARCH IN OXFORD

YVES BONNEFOY, poet and translator, will attend a meeting at St Hugh's College on Saturday, 21 June. Registration costs £15 (students £3); lunch £7. Registration details may be obtained from Edith McMorran, St Hugh's College, or Jane Taylor, St Hilda's College.

YVES BONNEFOY
10.30 a.m.: readings of his poems.
12 noon: `La communauté des traducteurs.'
2.15 p.m.: `Traduire Yeats.'

M. EDWARDS
3.15 p.m.: `Bonnefoy in English.'

YVES BONNEFOY
4.30 p.m.: `Traduire Shakespeare, The Tempest.'

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INTERNATIONAL LAW ASSOCIATION (BRITISH BRANCH)

Oxford Speakers Series

The following lectures will be given at 8.30 p.m. on the days shown in the Habakkuk Room, Jesus College. Further information is available from Dr Michael Byers, Jesus College (telephone: (2)79680, fax: (2)79687, e-mail: michael.byers@jesus.ox.ac.uk).

DR P. ALLOTT, Cambridge
Tue. 29 Apr.: `The true function of law in the international community.' (Organised jointly with the Centre for International Studies)

MS I. ZIEMELE, Latvia
Wed. 7 May: `The case of the Baltic States: human rights, democracy, and nation- state.'

SIR FRANKLIN BERMAN, Legal Adviser, Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Wed. 17 May: `Reservations to treaties.'

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