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JAMES FORD'S LECTURES IN BRITISH HISTORY

A land of lost content? Visions of civic virtue from Ruskin to Rawls

PROFESSOR J. HARRIS will deliver the Ford's Lectures in British History at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Examination Schools.

24 Jan.: ` "Citizens and strangers": the language of citizenship since the late nineteenth century.'

31 Jan.: `The nation as "moral community" or "business firm"?'

7 Feb.: `What to do with the "sleeping partner": the incorporation of women.'

14 Feb.: `Morality and "social welfare".'

21 Feb.: `War and peace.'

28 Feb.: ` "Civic virtue" without "society"?'

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SLADE LECTURES 1996–7

Art and uncertainty: technical studies, art history, and conservation

PROFESSOR DAVID BOMFORD, Slade Professor 1996–7, will deliver the following lectures at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Lecture Hall, the Taylor Institution.

22 Jan.: `Material paintings: limits of deduction.'

29 Jan.: ` "The Invention of Painting in Oyle" .'

5 Feb.: `Trompe l'oeil, perspective, and illusion.'

12 Feb.: `Authenticity and authorship.'

19 Feb.: `Pentimenti.'

26 Feb.: `Impressionist trajectories.'

5 Mar.: `Supporting roles: episodes from a history of conservation.'

12 Mar.: `Positivism and picture cleaning.'

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ANTHROPOLOGY AND GEOGRAPHY

Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology

Ethnicity and Identity Seminars: the significance of kinship

DR R. PARKIN will give the final seminar in this series at 11 a.m. on Friday, 6 December, in the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology.

Conveners: Shirley Ardener, Tamara Dragadze, Robert Parkin, and Jonathan Webber.

Subject: `Caste, kinship, and identity in India.'

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CLINICAL MEDICINE

Oxford Immunology Group

DR BERND ARNOLD, German Cancer Research Centre, Tumour Immunology Programme, Heidelberg, Germany, will lecture at 6 p.m. on Monday, 2 December, in the Lecture Theatre, the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology. The meeting will be chaired by Dr A. Neil Barclay.

Subject: `Tolerance induction in mature T lymphocytes.'

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CLINICAL MEDICINE AND PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Alteration to time of meeting

The seminar to be given by DR HUGH PELHAM, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, on Thursday, 5 December, will be held at 4 p.m., and not, as previously notified, at 4.30 p.m.

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

Subject: `SNAREs and the organisation of the secretory pathway.'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

DR DAVID BROOKSHAW, Bristol, will give a seminar on Thursday, 5 December, in Room T11, 47 Wellington Square

Conveners: T.F. Earle, MA, D.Phil., King John II Professor of Portuguese Studies, and S.R. Parkinson, MA, University Lecturer in Portuguese Language and Linguistics.

Subject: `Narrating the nation: the Angolan fiction of Pepetela.'

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

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

Subject: `Note sull'allegoria in Montale.'

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ORIENTAL STUDIES

Seminar in Jewish–Muslim Relations

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

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

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

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PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory: departmental seminars

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Mondays in the Lecture Theatre, the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory.

PROFESSOR Y. HAAS, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
27 Jan.: `Molecules trapped in cryogenic matrices: spectra, reactions, and simulations.'

DR D.A. NICHOLS, Liverpool University and Northern Examination Board
3 Feb.: `Chemistry A level—present and future.'

PROFESSOR K. BURNETT
10 Feb.: `Bose–Einstein condensation and molecular physics.'

DR J.H.D. ELAND
17 Feb.: `Molecular explosions.'

DR G.A. ATTARD, Cardiff
24 Feb.: To be announced.

DR J.W. ESSEX, Southampton
3 Mar.: `The computer simulation of organic and biological systems.'

DR S.D. PRICE, University College, London
10 Mar.: `Interactions of molecular dictations with atoms, molecules, and photons.'

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PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Pharmacology and anatomical neuropharmacology seminars

Amended notice

The title of the seminar to be given by PROFESSOR A.D. SMITH at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 3 December, in the Lecture Theatre, the University Department of Pharmacology, has been altered. The new title will be: `The ageing brain; is cognitive decline inevitable?'

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INTERDEPARTMENTAL GRADUATE LECTURES IN SCIENCE

The new microscopies—from molecules to man

The following lectures will be given at 12 noon on Thursdays and Fridays in the Lindemann Lecture Theatre, the Clarendon Laboratory.

Convener: G.A.D. Briggs, MA, Reader in Materials Science.


Week 1: the renaissance in optical microscopy

DR DAVID SHOTTON, Lecturer in Zoology.

23 Jan.: `Seeing the invisible.'
24 Jan.: `Seeing molecules.'


Week 2: acoustic microscopy

DR OLEG KOLOSOV, EPSRC Advanced Fellow.

30 Jan.: `Seeing in the darkness.'
31 Jan.: `Beyond the wavelength limits.'


Week 3: electron microscopy

DR AMANDA PETFORD-LONG, Royal Society University Research Fellow.

6 Feb.: `Using electrons to see atoms.'
7 Feb.: `Watching atoms move.'


Week 4: the Atom Probe Field Ion Microscope

DR ALFRED CEREZO, Lecturer in Materials.

13 Feb.: `Using atoms to see atoms.'
14 Feb.: `An atomic-scale body scanner for metals.'


Week 5: scanning tunnelling microscopy

DR ANDREW BRIGGS, Reader in Materials Science.

20 Feb.: `Studying atoms and bonds on surfaces.'
21 Feb.: `Observing and manipulating molecules.'


Week 6: biomolecular scanning probe microscopy

DR SAUL TENDLER, Reader in Biophysical Chemistry, Nottingham University.

27 Feb.: `Biomolecules under the microscope.'
28 Feb.: `Probing biomolecular interactions.'


Week 7: scanning electrochemical microscopy

PROFESSOR ALLEN HILL, Professor of Bioinorganic Chemistry.

6 Mar.: `Studying modified electrodes by scanning probe microscopy.'

Magnetic resonance imaging

DR PETER STYLES, Acting Unit Director, MRC Biochemical and Clinical Magnetic Resonance Unit.

7 Mar.: `MRI—a tool kit for imaging structure, physiology, and biochemistry.'


Week 8: imaging thought

DR PAUL MATTHEWS, Clinical Research Reader in Neurology.

13 Mar.: `Monitoring local changes in the brain.'
14 Mar.: `Changes in brain state during cognitive processes.'

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MAISON FRANÇAISE AND MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Fiftieth anniversary of the Maison Française

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

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

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

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CENTRE FOR SOCIO-LEGAL STUDIES

Comparative research in law and society

PROFESSOR MICHAEL TOLLEY, Northwestern University, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 2 December, in the Buttery, Wolfson College.

Subject: `Assessing the field of comparative judicial studies.'

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MANSFIELD COLLEGE

Radical theologies

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Fridays in Mansfield College. The lectures are open to all.

The course co-ordinators are Andrew Linzey and Charles Brock. For further information, telephone Oxford (2)70983 or (2)70999.

PROFESSOR D. MARQUAND
24 Jan.: `Political theology.'

D. TOMLINSON, Leader of the Holy Joes and author of The Post-Evangelical
31 Jan.: `Post-evangelical theology.'

THE REVD PROFESSOR ANDREW LINZEY
7 Feb.: `Animal theology.'

THE REVD MICHAEL VASEY, St John.'s College, Durham
14 Feb.: `Gay theology.'

DR M.-H. KEANE
21 Feb.: `Feminist theology.'

PROFESSOR M. GREY, Southampton
28 Feb.: `Green theology.'

PROFESSOR D. TURNER, Birmingham
7 Mar.: `Mystical theology.'

THE REVD PROFESSOR JOHN HICK, Birmingham
14 Mar.: `Multi-faith theology.'

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NUFFIELD COLLEGE

PROFESSOR JAMES FISHKIN, University of Texas at Austin, will give a seminar at 2 p.m. on Thursday, 5 December, in the Lecturer Room, Nuffield College.

Conveners: Dr A.F. Heath and Dr D.L. Miller.

Subject: `Bringing deliberation to democracy: deliberative polling in the UK and the US.'

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Asian Studies Centre

Huang Hsing Foundation Distinguished Lecture in Asian Studies: postponement of lecture

The Huang Hsing Foundation Distinguished Lecture in Asian Studies has been postponed from 2 December to 28 January. DR PER FISCHER, Mainz, formerly German Ambassador to Beijing, will now lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 28 January, in the Latin American Centre Library, 1 Church Walk.

Subject: `Is democracy a panacea? Problems of transition in the PRC.'

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

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

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

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WESTMINSTER COLLEGE

Hans Urs von Balthasar Lecture

JACQUES SERVAIS, SJ, Casa Balthasar, Rome, will deliver the second annual Hans Urs von Balthasar Lecture at 6 p.m. on Friday, 29 November, in the Theatre, Westminster College.

The lecture will be preceded at 5 p.m. by the formal opening of the G.K. Chesterton Library. Further information may be obtained from Stratford Caldecott (telephone: Oxford 247644, ext. 3222).

Subject: `The vocation of the Christian in the world.'

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OXFORD INNOVATION SOCIETY

Oxford Innovation Society Winter Lecture

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

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

Subject: `Reprogramming the immune system.'

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ASSOCIATION FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING (OXFORD BRANCH)

Oxford Science Lecture Series

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

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

Subject: `How could the brain generate consciousness?'

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