Lectures

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ROMANES LECTURE 1996

THE RT. HON. THE LORD JENKINS OF HILLHEAD, OM, PC, DCL, Chancellor of the University, will deliver the Romanes Lecture at 5.45 p.m. on Thursday, 14 November, in the Sheldonian Theatre. Tickets are not required for admission.

Subject: `The Chancellorship: some present reflections with a little history.'

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HUSSEY LECTURES ON THE CHURCH AND THE ARTS

Discerning the body

THE VERY REVD JOHN DRURY, Dean of Christ Church, will deliver the Hussey Lectures at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in Hilary Term in the Lecture Hall, the Taylor Institution.

6 Feb.: `The incarnation of the Word and the Words.'

13 Feb.: `The isolation of the sacrifical body.'

20 Feb.: `The social body.'

27 Feb.: `Two worlds/one world.'

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MILNE LECTURE

PROFESSOR SIR ROGER PENROSE will deliver the twentieth annual Milne Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 14 November, in the Mathematical Institute.

Subject: `The complexity of our singular universe.'

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ANTHROPOLOGY AND GEOGRAPHY

Gender and Geography seminar series

The following seminars will be given at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in the Staff Common Room, the School of Geography.

Conveners: Ms H. Crawley-Lyons and Dr J. Pallot.

S. BOWLBY, Reading
24 Oct.: `Racialised gendering and youth employment.'

L. MCDOWELL, Cambridge
31 Oct.: `The great pretenders: hybridity at work.'

R. BUTLER, Reading
7 Nov.: `All for me and one for all: feminism and disability politics.'

K. WILLIS, Liverpool
14 Nov.: ` "Go Regional!": the gendered impacts of Singapore's regionalisation drive.'

G. VALENTINE, Sheffield
21 Nov.: ` "My son's a bit dizzy", "my wife's a bit soft"; gender, children, and cultures of parenting.'

A. VARLEY, UCL
28 Nov.: `Justified absences: gender and the home in Mexican family law.'

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CLINICAL MEDICINE

University Department of Clinical Pharmacology

The following seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Cairns Seminar Suite, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

DR J. PRIESTLY, UMDS, London
31 Oct.: `Neurotrophins and plasticity in somatosensory pathways.'

DR K. CHERGUI, Birmingham
7 Nov.: `Bursting activity in dopamine neurons: regulation of dopamine release and postsynaptic gene expression.'

DR A. DAGHER, Hammersmith Hospital, London
14 Nov.: `Monitoring neurotransmitter release in the human brain using PET.'

DR D. COLLIER, Institute of Psychiatry, London
28 Nov.: `The serotonin transporter as a candidate gene in neuropsychiatric disorders.'

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MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

Mathematical biology and ecology seminars

The following seminars will be held at 2.30 p.m. on Fridays in Lecture Room 3, the Mathematical Institute.

Conveners: Dr P.K. Maini and N. Monk.

C. RHODES
8 Nov.: `Scaling dynamics of measles epidemics in small populations.'

A. VARGHESE
22 Nov.: `Effects of sodium channel blockers on cardiac electrophysiology.'

S. BAIGENT, UCL
29 Nov.: `Modelling the effect of gap junction nonlinearities in systems of coupled cells.'

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ORIENTAL STUDIES

MS FRANCES CAUSER will lecture on the following subject, at 11 a.m. on Fridays in weeks 2, 4, 6, and 8, in the Oriental Institute.

Subject: `Mountain witches, bell crickets, and starving daughters: a comparison of the images of women in twentieth-century Japanese fiction by female and male authors.'

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Topics in Ancient Near Eastern Studies and Egyptology

The following seminars will be given at 2 p.m. on Tuesdays in Lecture Room 1, the Oriental Institute. Those attending are asked to note the changed start-time.

Conveners: J.R. Baines, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Egyptology, S. Dalley, MA, Senior Research Fellow, Somerville College, and E. Robson (B.Sc. Warwick), Junior Lecturer in Akkadian.

PROFESSOR BAINES
29 Oct.: `On the background to ancient Egyptian biographies.'

DR T. BRECKWOLDT
12 Nov.: `Old Babylonian merchants' silver trading.'

DR A. MCMAHON, Cambridge
26 Nov.: `Reconstructing the Akkadian landscape.'

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Medieval Studies Seminar: amended notice

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in Lecture Room 1, the Oriental Institute.

This notice replaces that published in the Gazette of 17 October, p. 183.

Conveners: J.S. Meisami, MA, University Lecturer in Persian, C.F. Robinson, MA, University Lecturer in Early Islamic History, and W.L. Treadwell, MA, Samir Shamma Lecturer in Islamic Numismatics.

DR S. GUTHRIE, London
29 Oct.: `Masters of the Arabic bon mot: al-Wasiti's thirteenth-century illustrations of the Celebrated Maqamat (Assemblies) of al-Hariri.'

DR M. MORONY, California, Los Angeles
12 Nov.: `Issues in economic production from late antiquity to early Islam.'

DR R. AMITAI-PREISS, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
19 Nov.: `The end of the Mamluk-Ilkhanid War: background, negotiations, and effects.'

PROFESSOR J. LASSNER, Northwestern University
3 Dec.: `Reckoning time, recording history: the formation of historical consciousness in the Middle East.'

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PHYSICAL SCIENCES

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, Reader in Materials Science.

DR C. TRAGER-COWAN, Strathclyde
24 Oct.: `A blue laser for Christmas? Progress towards shorter wavelength semiconductor lasers.'

DR D. CARROLL, Max-Planck-Institut für Metallforschung, Stuttgart
31 Oct.: `Schottky barrier formation in metal-transition metal oxide nano-contacts.' (Interdepartmenal Condensed Matter Seminar)

PROFESSOR D. BASSETT, Reading
7 Nov.: `Self organisation of linear molecules.'

PROFESSOR M. NOTIS, Lehigh University
14 Nov.: `Traditional Japanese metalwork and east–west technology transfer.'

PROFESSOR C. HUMPHREYS, Cambridge
21 Nov.: `Novel nanostructures in metals, semiconductors, and superconductors.' (Interdepartmenal Condensed Matter Seminar)

DR S. DUDAREV
28 Nov.: `A combined STM experimental and first principles theoretical study of technologically important oxides.'

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Theoretical Particle Physics Seminars

The following seminars will be given at 2.15 p.m. on Fridays in the Nuclear and Astrophysics Lecture Theatre.

Conveners: I.I. Kogan, MA, University Lecturer in Physics, and S. Sarkar (Ph.D. Bombay), Research Fellow, Wolfson College.

DR E. ABDALLA, ICTP, Trieste
25 Oct.: `Quasi-integrability in two- dimensional QCD and beyond.'

DR J. CLINE, McGill and CERN
8 Nov.: `The supersymmetric electroweak phase transition and baryogenesis.'

DR J. FLYNN, Southampton
22 Nov.: `Developments in Lattice QCD.'

PROFESSOR K. STELLE, Imperial College
13 Dec.: `P-brane chemistry.'

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PSYCHOLOGICAL STUDIES

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.

DR M. BROWN, Bristol
5 Nov.: `Studies into the neural basis of recognition memory.'

PROFESSOR T. SHALLICE, University College, London
12 Nov.: `Right prefrontal involvement in the control of episodic memory retrieval.' (McDonnell–Pew Seminar)

PROFESSOR L. CIPOLATTI, National Hospital, London
26 Nov.: `Refractory and storage impairments of semantic memory.' (McDonnell–Pew Seminar)

PROFESSOR M. CONWAY, Bristol
3 Dec.: `False and recovered memories: some theory and some recent findings.'

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SOCIAL STUDIES

PROFESSOR BARBARA SINCLAIR, Department of Political Science, UCLA, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 29 October, in the Clay Room, Nuffield College.

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

Subject: `Unorthodox law-making: the new legislative process in the US House and Senate.'

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MUSEUM OF THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE

The Geometry of War

The following one-day meeting, on the themes of the current special exhibition, will be held on Saturday, 2 November, in the museum. There is no charge for attending, but those wishing to attend are asked to contact the Museum Secretary, Museum of the History of Science, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3AZ (telephone: Oxford (2)77280, e-mail: penny.jackson@histsci.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR S. PEPPER
11.15 a.m.: `New weapons, new wars.'

DR A. KELLER
12 noon: `Geometrical mechanics and the machine on campaign.'

DR D. BRYDEN
2 p.m.: `The geometry of Restoration fortification design: practical architecture or classroom exercise.'

DR S. JOHNSTON
2.30 p.m.: ` "Sea marks to escape the rocks": Thomas Digges and the Art of Great Ordnance.'

DR D. BRYDEN
3 p.m.: `Keeping out the enemy: a drawing-board DIY exercise in fortification design.'

MR A. SAUNDERS
4 p.m.: `Sir Bernard Gomme and his place in English seventeenth-century fortification.'

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LIBRARIES BOARD TRAINING CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE

MICHAEL ALEXANDER, the British Library, will give a seminar at 2 p.m. on Thursday, 31 October, in Lecture Room A, OUCS, 13 Banbury Road. Places may be booked by sending an e-mail message to: stephen.eyre@las.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: `Digital libraries : on the nursery slopes.'

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MAISON FRANÇAISE

Amended notice

M. FERRO, Directeur d'études à l'Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris, will lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Monday, 4 November, in the Maison Française. The meeting will be chaired by Dr Harold Shukman.

Those wishing to attend are asked to note that the date of the lecture is now different from that given in the notice published in the Gazette of 17 October (p. 186).

Subject: `Taboos in history.'

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QUEEN ELIZABETH HOUSE

Refugee Studies Programme

Annual Human Rights Lecture

PROFESSOR ALBIE SACHS, Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa, will deliver the Annual Human Rights Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 28 October, in the Examination Schools (East School). The meeting will be chaired by Mr Joel Joffe, Chairman of Oxfam and defence lawyer for Nelson Mandela.

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CENTRE FOR SOCIO-LEGAL STUDIES

Seminar series: Doing comparative research in law and society

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Wolfson College.

PROFESSOR B. MARKESINIS
4 Nov.: `Foreign law: how to teach it; why teach it?'

PROFESSOR B. RUDDEN
11 Nov.: `Comparing the priorities within different systems.'

PROFESSOR B. VERSCHRAEGEN, Bielefeld
18 Nov.: `Grounds for divorce and selected consequences of divorce: a comparative approach.'

PROFESSOR D. GALLIGAN
25 Nov.: `Comparing the incomparable: administrative law in Eastern Europe.'

PROFESSOR M. TOLLEY, Northeastern University
2 Dec.: `Assessing the field of comparative judicial studies.'

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HERTFORD COLLEGE

Tyndale Lecture

SIR ANTHONY KENNY will deliver the Tyndale Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 25 October, in the Examination Schools. After the lecture there will be a reception in the Old Hall, Hertford College.

Subject: `William Tyndale and Thomas More.'

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LINACRE COLLEGE

Linacre Lectures 1996–7

Culture and Environment

The Linacre Lectures will be given at 5.30 p.m. on Thursdays in Lecture Theatre A, the Zoology/Psychology Building.

Linacre College acknowledges the generosity of Riche Monde (Bangkok) Ltd. in making the current lecture series possible.

PROFESSOR B. CUNLIFFE
24 Oct.: `Landscapes with people.'

PROFESSOR D. LOWENTHAL, University College, London
7 Nov.: `Environment as heritage: legacies of locale.'

PROFESSOR R. PORTER, Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, London
21 Nov.: `And was Jerusalem...? The English Enlightenment and the environment.'

PROFESSOR I. ARMSTRONG, Birkbeck College, London
5 Dec.: `The transformations of glass: technology and text in nineteenth-century culture.'

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PEMBROKE COLLEGE

R.B. McCallum Memorial Lecture

THE RT. HON. GARY HART, formerly US Senator, Visiting Fellow of Pembroke College, will deliver the R.B. McCallum Memorial Lecture at 11 a.m. on Saturday, 2 November, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

Further details may be obtained from the Pembroke College Development Office (telephone: Oxford (2)76417).

Subject: `Reform or realignment: campaign 1996 (USA).'

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Special lecture

MIKHAIL GORBACHEV will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 28 October, in the Sheldonian Theatre (the Chancellor presiding).

Entry is free, but by ticket only, available from the Campaign Office, St Antony's College (telephone: (2)74496).

Subject: `Russia between the past and the future: a difficult path from totalitarianism to democracy.'

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Middle East Centre

Special lecture

HRH PRINCE KHALED BIN SULTAN BIN ABDULAZIZ will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 6 November, in the New Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College. All are welcome.

Subject: `Middle East security in an uncertain world.'

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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 Monday, 4 November, 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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WOLFSON COLLEGE

Annual Ronald Syme Lecture 1996

PROFESSOR A.R. BIRLEY, Professor of Ancient History, University of Düsseldorf, will deliver the Ronald Syme Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 7 November, in the Hall, Wolfson College.

Subject: `Hadrian and Greek Senators.'

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FRIENDS OF THE PITT RIVERS MUSEUM

Amended notice

ROBERT RACE, maker of moving toys and simple automata, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 6 November, in the Pauling Centre for Human Sciences, 58 Banbury Road.

Those wishing to attend are asked to note that the lecture will not be given on 13 November, as previously advertised. Visitors are welcome, but are asked to make a contribution to the Friends' purchasing fund.

Subject: `Materials, mechanisms, and magic: culture and technology through toys.'

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