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CARLYLE LECTURES 1996

Some aspects of political philosophy in the fourteenth century

PROFESSOR J. QUILLET, formerly of the University of Paris XII, will deliver the Carlyle Lectures at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Examination Schools.

15 Oct.: `Introduction—temporal power and spiritual power: their relationships.'

22 Oct.: `Aspects of the political thought of St Paul. Political Augustinism and its repercussions in the fourteenth century.'

29 Oct.: `The theological–political problem.'

5 Nov.: `The Monarchy of Dante.'

12 Nov.: ` (a) Sovereignty and citizenship in the political thought of Marsilius of Padua; (b) Marsilius of Padua and the Gospel.'

19 Nov.: `Political thought during the reign of King Charles V of France and beyond: (a) the Book of Politics of Nicole Oresme; (b) the Dream of Vergier; (c) wisdom and power according to Christine de Pisan.'

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NELLIE WALLACE LECTURES 1997–8

PROFESSOR GIAN B. CONTE, Dipartimento di Filologia Classica, Università degli studi di Pisa, will deliver the Nellie Wallace Lectures for 1997–8 during Trinity Term 1998 on dates to be announced in due course.

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ANTHROPOLOGY AND GEOGRAPHY

School of Geography

Research Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 4.45 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Senior Common Room, the School of Geography.

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

PROFESSOR D. COSGROVE, Royal Holloway and Bedford College, London
15 Oct.: `Body and monument.'

PROFESSOR P. BISHOP, Edinburgh
22 Oct.: `Holocene, palaeohydrology of North Thailand.'

PROFESSOR CLARK
29 Oct.: `Pension fund decision making: implications for urban infrastructure.'

PROFESSOR R. JOHNSTON, Bristol
5 Nov.: `Why the English regions delivered to John Major.'

PROFESSOR P. HAGGETT, Bristol
12 Nov.: `Aids to research.'

G. SMITH
19 Nov.: `Fifty years at the School of Geography.'

DR A. BULLOCK, Institute of Hydrology
26 Nov.: `Wetland hydrology in southern Africa.'

A. BOTTOMLEY, Hull
3 Dec.: `Law and geography.'

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BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Department of Biochemistry

Lecture

PROFESSOR W. NEUPERT, University of Munich, recipient of the Feldberg Foundation Prize 1996, will lecture at 4 p.m. on Friday, 11 October, in the Large Lecture Theatre, the Department of Biochemistry.

Subject: `Biogenesis of mitochondria: transport and folding of proteins.'

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Departmental colloquia and OUBS talks

The following colloquia will be held at 4 p.m. on Mondays in the Large Lecture Theatre, the Department of Biochemistry.

PROFESSOR N.A.R. GOW, Aberdeen
21 Oct.: `Candida Albicans—fungal `Jekyll and Hyde'.'

DR J. SMITH, Division of Developmental Biology, NIMR
28 Oct.: `Upstream and downstream of brachyury: a gene required for vertebrate mesoderm formation.'

DR K. DAY
4 Nov.: `Sex and malaria: a population genetics view.'

PROFESSOR J. WILLIAMS, University College, London
11 Nov.: `Stop and go signalling pathways in Dictyostelium development.'

DR A. MONACO, Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics
18 Nov.: `Isolation of genes for inherited disorders: from monogenic to polygenic diseases.'

DR A.N. BARCLAY
25 Nov.: `Biochemical analysis of lymphocyte surface proteins.'

PROFESSOR D. LANE, Dundee
2 Dec.: `Regulating and mimicking tumour suppression gene function.'

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CLINICAL MEDICINE

Nuffield Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Clinical Research Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 4.15 p.m. on Mondays in the Lecture Theatre, the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, the John Radcliffe Hospital.

Details of the 30 September and 9 December seminars will be announced later.

Conveners: J. Kenwright, BM, MA, Nuffield Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, and M.J.O. Francis, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in Orthopaedic Surgery.

PROFESSOR A. GOODSHIP, Bristol
7 Oct.: `Principles of fracture repair.'

PROFESSOR N. CARTWRIGHT, LSE (Chairman)
14 Oct.: Symposium on models in the biological and physical sciences.

MR J. CHURCH
28 Oct.: To be announced.

PROFESSOR D. TAYLOR, Trinity College, Dublin
11 Nov.: To be announced.

DR A. FLANAGAN, St Mary's Hospital
25 Nov.: `The generation of human ostoclasts.'

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Special lecture

PROFESSOR R. SIFFERT, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, will deliver a special lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 2 October, in the Lecture Theatre, the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre.

Subject: `Dynamic relationships of trabecular bone density, architecture, and strength: computer and imaging models.'

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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 in the Committee Room, Green College.

Details of the meetings on 16 October, 20 November, and 27 November will be announced later. DR A. DORNHORST, Hammersmith Hospital
2 Oct.: `Why we should diagnose and treat gestational diabetes.'

DR J. TODD
9 Oct.: `An update on the genetics of type 1 diabetes.'

DR R. SMITH
23 Oct.: `Medicine and the skeleton.'

PROFESSOR P. KENDALL-TAYLOR, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle
30 Oct.: `Graves' Ophthalmopathy.'

PROFESSOR J. WARD, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield
6 Nov.: To be announced.

DR J. DAVIS, Manchester Royal Infirmary
13 Nov.: `The pathogenesis of pituitary tumours.'

DR M. EDMONDS, King's College, London
4 Dec.: To be announced.

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University Department of Cellular Science: Haematology Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 12 noon on Tuesdays in the Haematology Seminar Room, Level 4, the John Radcliffe Hospital.

DR D. GARNETT
15 Oct.: `Prion diseases.'

PROFESSOR E.G. WRIGHT, Harwell
22 Oct.: `Radiation-induced genomic instability in haemopoietic cells.'

DR I. BOWLER
29 Oct.: `Recent trends in epidemiology and treatment of infection in haematological malignancy.'

DR R. WARWICK, National Blood Service
5 Nov.: `Cord blood: banking and transplantation.'

A member of the Department of Haematology
12 Nov.: Case presentation.

DR J. BURTHEM
19 Nov.: `What is the nature of hairy cells and why should we be interested?'

DR D. PERRY, Royal Free Hospital, London
26 Nov.: `Molecular mechanisms underlying thrombotic disease.'

DR K. GATTER
3 Dec.: `Thomas Hodgkin: the man, the disease, and the mission.'

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CLINICAL MEDICINE AND PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

The following seminars will be held 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 G. GRIFFITHS, University College, London
24 Oct.: `Sorting and secretion in haemopoietic cells.'

PROFESSOR R. MAY
31 Oct.: `National science policy.'

PROFESSOR A. HALL, University College, London
7 Nov.: `The Rho family of small GTPases in cell movement, cell adhesion, and growth.'

DR J. ERRINGTON
21 Nov.: `Asymmetric cell division and cell-specific transcription in Bacillus subtilis.'

PROFESSOR D. YOUNG, Imperial College School of Medicine
28 Nov.: `Tuberculosis: molecular microbiology faces a global emergency.'

DR H. PELHAM, Cambridge
5 Dec.: `SNAREs and the organisation of the secretory pathway.'

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MODERN HISTORY

Special Faculty Lecture

PROFESSOR N. DAVIES, School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University of London, will deliver the annual Special Faculty Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 22 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Fair comparisons, false contrasts: East and West in modern European history.'

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PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Dyson Perrins Laboratory: colloquia

The following colloquia will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursdays in the Dyson Perrins Lecture Theatre.

PROFESSOR K.S. FELDMAN, Pennsylvania State
3 Oct.: `Ellagitannin chemistry.'

PROFESSOR IWAO OJIMA, State University of New York
10 Oct.: `New carbonylations and carbocyclisations in organic syntheses.'

PROFESSOR D. HOPPE, Münster
17 Oct.: `(-)-Sparteine-mediated asymmetric deprotonation.'

DR C.M. RAYNER, Leeds
24 Oct.: `Novel biotransformations and stereocontrolled reactions: new methodology for the synthesis of biologically active molecules.'

DR S. CADDICK, Sussex
31 Oct.: `Radicals and prochiral organic halides in synthesis and biology.'

PROFESSOR N.S. SIMPKINS, Nottingham
7 Nov.: `Asymmetric synthesis using chiral lithium amide bases.'

DR P. PFLIEGER, Hoffmann-La Roche, Switzerland
14 Nov.: `Bridged [beta]-lactams: from [beta]-lactamase inhibitors to [beta]-lactamase stable antibiotics.' (1996 Roche Lecture)

DR K.J. HALE, University College, London
21 Nov.: `Progress towards the total synthesis of antitumour antibiotic A83586C.'

DR M. BRADLEY, Southampton
28 Nov.: `Polyamine and peptide based libraries.'

PROFESSOR A.J. KIRBY, Cambridge
5 Dec.: `Molecular recognition of transition states.'

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Boys-Raman Lecture of the Royal Society of Chemistry

PROFESSOR E.C.M. CLEMENTI, Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, will deliver the Boys-Raman Lecture at 2.15 p.m. on Tuesday, 1 October, in the main lecture theatre, the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory.

Subject: `From atoms to macromolecules: theoretical and computational considerations.'

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COMPUTING LABORATORY

Programming Research Group

The Strachey Lecture

JAY MISRA, Texas, will deliver the Strachey Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 22 October, in the Computing Laboratory Lecture Theatre, the Wolfson Building.

Subject: `Powerlist: a structure for parallel recursion.'

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EUROPEAN HUMANITIES RESEARCH CENTRE

1996 International Colloquium: Philosophical Dialogues in Performance

This colloquium will be held on 18 October (in the Taylor Institution), and on 19 and 20 October (in the Maison Française).

Further information is available from the European Humanities Research Centre, 37A St Giles', Oxford OX1 3LD (telephone: Oxford (2)80742, fax: (2)80740).

Friday, 18 October

8.15 p.m.


BERNARD WILLIAMS, interlocutor, with JOHN SEARLE, JERRY FODOR, and MARTIN DAVIES: `Mind and machine'.


Saturday, 19 October

9.30 a.m.


MALCOLM BOWIE and JOHN FORRESTER: `Psychoanalysis as a theory of dialogue.'


2 p.m.


DOMINIQUE LECOURT, interlocutor, with JEAN- JACQUES LECERCLE and SANDRA LAUGIER; GRAHAM LOCKE, interlocutor, with SABINA LOVIBOND, ALAN MONTEFIORE, and NICK BUNNIN: `French v. English epistemological traditions.'


8 p.m.


THE GREAT ESCAPE THEATRE COMPANY perform Beyond all Certainty: Wittgenstein and Turing, a play by Bo Goranzon and Anders Karlqvist


Sunday, 20 October

9.15 a.m.


GABRIEL JOSIPOVICI and ELINOR SHAFFER, interlocutors, with BO GORANZON, MAGNUS FLORIN, and KRISTER HENRIKSSON: `Philosophy in performance.'


11.15 a.m.


IAN CHRISTIE presents `Philosophy and film: Freud, Wittgenstein, and others'—extracts from films by Derek Jarman, Hugh Brody, Raul Ruiz, and Hollis Frampton.

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LIBRARIES BOARD TRAINING CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE

MR R.P. CARR, who will be taking up appointment as the Director of the University Library Services and Bodley's Librarian from 1 January 1997, will give a seminar at 5.15 p.m. on Tuesday, 15 October, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building. The seminar is part of the TCC series for library staff.

Places may be booked by e-mailing stephen.eyres@las.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: `Riding the tiger: the academic library in a climate of change.'

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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.

DR KEIKO TANAKA
18 Oct.: `Japanese women's magazines: the language of aspiration.'

PROFESSOR TAKESHI NOBAYASHI, Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo
25 Oct.: `The Japanese steel industry in the international context: trade conflict, globalisation, and restructuring.'

PROFESSOR J. CLAMMER, Sophia University, Tokyo
1 Nov.: `Discourses of ethnicity and the international division of labour: migrant workers, state and society in contemporary Japan.'

DR P. DEANS, University of Kent at Canterbury
8 Nov.: `Japan's relations with Taiwan: the prospects for seikei bunri.'

DR HIROSHI ODA, Sir Ernest Satow Professor of Law, University of London
15 Nov.: `Deregulating the Japanese economy: changes in competition policy.'

HIS EXCELLENCY MR HIROAKI FUJII, Japanese Ambassador to the United Kingdom
22 Nov.: `The Japan–US relationship.'

DR R. HUTCHINGS, London
29 Nov.: `Recent Japanese economic involvement in Eastern Europe.'

MR J. DOHERTY
6 Dec.: `The privatisation of the Japanese National Railways: a matter of principal [sic]?'

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INSTITUTE OF VIROLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Institute Seminar Room.

J.R. BLANCHFIELD
2 Oct.: `BSE: a food scientist's overview.'

DR C.A. GILLIGAN, Cambridge
9 Oct.: `Theory and experimental botanical epidemics and biological control.'

PROFESOR K. KILLHAM, Aberdeen
16 Oct.: `Shedding light on the microbial mysteries of soil—the use of bioluminescence marker and reporter genes.'

PROFESSOR M. CANNELL, NERC Institute of Terrestrial Ecology, Bush
23 Oct.: `Global warming and IVEM.'

DR V. KOUPOPANOU, British Museum for Natural History
Fri., 25 Oct., 4 p.m.: `Molecular markers and cryptic species in an human pathogen.'

DR P. MCMINN, University of Western Australia
Fri., 15 Nov., 4 p.m.: `The importance of being early: the temporal imperatives of Murray Valley encephalitis virus pathogenesis.'

DR G.L. TOMS, Newcastle
27 Nov.: `Respiratory syncytial virus vaccines—fast track or wrong track?'

PROFESSOR D.L. HAWKSWORTH, International Mycological Institute, Egham, Surrey
4 Dec.: `Getting to grips with biodiversity.'

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CORPUS CHRISTI COLLEGE

F.W. Bateson Memorial Lecture 1997

DR ERIC GRIFFITHS, Cambridge, will deliver the F.W. Bateson Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 19 February, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `The disappointment of Christina G. Rossetti.'

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GREEN COLLEGE

Radcliffe Lecture

DR C. STRINGER, Natural History Museum, will deliver the Radcliffe Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 7 November, in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

Subject: `African exodus: the origins of modern humanity.'

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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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ST ANNE'S COLLEGE

Hoskins Lecture

PROFESSOR P. GOODWIN, University College, London, will deliver the sixth Hoskins Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 12 November, in the Lecture Theatre, St Anne's College.

The annual lecture, in honour of Professor William G. Hoskins, on some aspect of local history, has been generously endowed by Mrs Jean Duffield.

Subject: `Transport—"A Tale of Two Cities".'

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ST PETER'S COLLEGE AND THE INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY BRITISH HISTORY

Sir Alec Cairncross Lecture

PROFESSOR A. MILWARD will deliver the Sir Alec Cairncross Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 18 October, in the chapel, St Peter's College. All are welcome to attend.

Subject: `Europe, empire, and dominion: Britain and the EEC 1961–3.'

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OXFORD SIGNALLING GROUP

The following meetings will be held at 5.30 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Department of Pharmacology.

Wednesday, 9 October


DR K. KNOX: `Inhibition of phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase triggers apoptosis in B lymphocytes.'

DR J. GIBBINS: `Collagen signalling in platelets from mice lacking syk and Fc receptor [gamma] chain.'

Wednesday, 27 November


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

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

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FRIENDS OF THE BODLEIAN

London lecture

DAVID VAISEY, Bodley's Librarian, will give a lecture, illustrated with slides, at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, 1 October, in the Society of Antiquaries of London, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1.

Those wishing to attend are asked to inform the Membership Secretary, Friends of the Bodleian, Bodleian Library, Oxford OX1 3BG (telephone: Oxford (2)77234).

Subject: `The Bodleian Library and its treasures.'

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OXFORD ITALIAN ASSOCIATION

The following talks will be given at 8 p.m. on the days shown, as follows: the talks on 8 October and 12 November will be given in the Pauling Human Sciences Centre, 58 Banbury Road; the talk on 6 November will be given in St Anne's College.

Further information on the association may be obtained by sending a s.a.e. to Mrs G. Cooper, Membership Secretary, TOIA, 2 Chadlington Road, Oxford OX2 6SY.

DR CHRISTOPHER LLOYD
Tue. 8 Oct.: `The Tribuna of the Uffizi by Johann Zoffany.'

DR ROSA SALINAS WROTH
Wed. 6 Nov.: `The life and work of Arrigo Boito.'

GERTRUDE SEIDMANN
Tue. 12 Nov.: `The Grand Tourists' favourite souvenir: cameos and intaglios.'

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COIMBRA GROUP UNIVERSITIES

COIMBRA Group Advanced seminars: genetic epidemiology

The first of a series of Advanced Seminars, organised by the COIMBRA Group universities, will be held at Leiden University Hospital, the Netherlands, on 14 and 15 November. There will be a one-day `master-class' on genetic epidemiology, followed by a symposium on the genetic epidemiology of cancer.

Further information may be obtained from Dr Angus Hawkins, Director, International Programmes, Department for Continuing Education, Rewley House, Oxford OX1 2JA.

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