Lectures

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INAUGURAL LECTURES

Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity

THE REVD CANON PROFESSOR JOHN WEBSTER will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 28 October, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Theological theology.'

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John M. Olin Visiting Professor in American Government

PROFESSOR N.W. POLSBY will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 1 December, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `A revolution in Congress?'

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ROMANES LECTURE 1997

MRS MARY ROBINSON, DCL, former President of Ireland, now UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, will deliver the Romanes Lecture for 1997 at 5.45 p.m. on Tuesday, 11 November, in the Sheldonian Theatre. The subject of the lecture will be announced later.

Admission will be by ticket only. Tickets are available from the Sheldonian Theatre (open 10 a.m.–12 noon, Monday–Friday).

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CYRIL FOSTER LECTURE 1997

DR PIERRE HASSNER, Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches Internationales, Paris, will deliver the 1997 Cyril Foster Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 23 October, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `The bourgeois and the barbarian: war and peace in the post-military age.'

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CARLYLE LECTURES 1997

Before God died: enlightenment, revolution, and the genesis of the socialist Utopia

PROFESSOR GARETH STEDMAN JONES, King's College, Cambridge, will deliver the Carlyle Lectures at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Examination Schools.

A seminar for discussion of the lectures will be held on Tuesdays (weeks 1–6), at 11 a.m., in the Trevor Roper Room, the Modern History Building.

13 Oct.: `1989–1789: a new history of the rise and fall of the socialist Utopia'.

20 Oct.: ` "How to end the Revolution?": dechristianisation, the search for a new "spiritual power" and the genesis of "socialism" in France'.

27 Oct.: `Millennium and Enlightenment: Robert Owen's "Second Coming of the Truth" '.

3 Nov.: `Science and providence: the cosmology of socialism from Fourier to Engels'.

10 Nov.: ` "All shall work": Saint-Simon and the critique of political economy'.

17 Nov.: `The invention of socialist politics: the strange marriage of "spiritual power" and the ancient republicanism'.

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ISAIAH BERLIN VISITING PROFESSOR IN THE HISTORY OF IDEAS

PROFESSOR J.G.A. POCOCK, Sir Isaiah Berlin Visiting Professor in the History of Ideas 1997–8, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursdays of weeks 1–6 of Michaelmas Term, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `The politics of history and the English Englightenment.'

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DAVID OPPENHEIMER MEMORIAL LECTURE 1997

PROFESSOR GEORGE WELLS, Emeritus Professor of German, Birkbeck College, London, will deliver the sixth David Oppenheimer Memorial Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Saturday, 11 October, in the Old Library, the University Church.

The lecture will be followed by a concert at 7.30 p.m. in the University Church which will include the first performance of a piece of music composed by David Oppenheimer, together with works by Copland, Britten, and Poulenc.

Subject: `The origin of language.'

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CLINICAL MEDICINE

Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

MR HUGH O'CONNOR, Coombe Women's Hospital, Dublin, will lecture at 2 p.m. on Thursday, 9 October, in the Anne Anderson Lecture Theatre, Level 3, the Women's Centre, the John Radcliffe Hospital.

Subject: `Safety and efficacy of minimally invasive surgery.' The lecture will be followed by a `hands-on' demonstration of the latest innovations in surgical training and practice, given by Ethicon Ltd., between 3 and 5 p.m.

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LAW

Hamlyn Lectures: commercial law in the next millennium

PROFESSOR ROY GOODE, Norton Rose Professor of English Law, will deliver the forty-ninth series of the Hamlyn Lectures at 5.30 p.m. on Thursdays, as follows: the lectures on 13 November and 4 December will be given in the Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's College; the lectures on 20 and 27 November will be given in Mason Lecture Theatre, Medical Sciences Building, Queen Mary and Westfield College, Mile End Road, London E1.

13 Nov.: `The shaping of commercial law.'

20 Nov.: `Contracts and markets: the challenges confronting private and public law.'

27 Nov.: `Property rights in commercial assets: rethinking concepts and policies.'

4 Dec.: `Commercial law in an international environment: towards the next millennium.'

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LAW AND CENTRE FOR THE ADVANCED STUDY OF EUROPEAN AND COMPARATIVE LAW

M. JACQUES DELORS, former President, the European Commission, will lecture in English at 5 p.m. on Monday, 27 October, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building. Mr Vice-Chancellor will be present.

Subject: `Building Europe: the institutional dimension.'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the ground-floor lecture room, 47 Wellington Square.

Convener: P.A. Mackridge, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Modern Greek.

PROFESSOR N. VAYENAS, Athens
16 Oct.: `The distortion of Andreas Kalvos.' (In Greek)

N. STANGOS
6 Nov.: `The poetry of Takis Papatsonis: a marginalised modern master.'

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MODERN HISTORY, SOCIAL STUDIES

Power politics in the post-Cold War era

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

Details of the 28 November and 5 December seminars will be announced later.

Conveners: R. O'Neill, MA, D.Phil., Chichele Professor of the History of War, E.A. Roberts, MA, Montague Burton Professor of International Relations, and A.J. Hurrell, MA, M.Phil., D.Phil., University Lecturer in International Relations.

PROFESSOR L. FREEDMAN, King's College, London
17 Oct.: `New Challenges to the Theory of Power Politics.'

DR G. SEGAL, IISS, London
24 Oct.: `Power Politics in East Asia and the Pacific.'

PROFESSOR C. CLAPHAM, Lancaster
31 Oct.: `Power Politics in Post Cold War Africa.'

DR A. WALTER, LSE
7 Nov.: `Economics, Globalism and Power Politics.'

PROFESSOR J. KEANE, Westminster University
14 Nov.: `Civil Society and Power Politics.'

PROFESSOR O'NEILL
21 Nov.: `Military Power after the Cold War.'

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PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Theoretical Chemistry Group Seminars

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

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

PROFESSOR CHILD
13 Oct.: `Quantum states in a champagne bottle: quantum/classical correspondences.'

PROFESSOR P.J. KNOWLES, Birmingham
20 Oct.: `Accurate molecular electronic structure.'

DR T.P. SOFTLEY
27 Oct.: `Molecular Rydberg states: a gateway to fundamental questions.'

DR S.L. DUDAREV
3 Nov.: `Recent STM experimental and LSDA+U computational studies of some technologically important oxides.'

A.J. ROWLEY
10 Nov.: `Many-body effects in oxides.'

DR A.J. STONE, Cambridge
17 Nov.: `Universal potentials for hydrogen bonding.'

PROFESSOR R.M. LYNDEN-BELL, Belfast
24 Nov.: `Simple ions and molecules in water: entropies, structure, and hydrophobicity.'

DR U. MANTHE, Freiburg
Date to be arranged: `Multi-dimensional quantum calculations for reaction and photodissociation processes.'

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Department of Materials: colloquia

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

Convener: P.R. Wilshaw, MA, D.Phil., Research Fellow of the Department.

DR P. EVANS, Alcan, Banbury
16 Oct.: `Solidification of aluminium alloys.'

DR R. CAMERON, Cambridge
23 Oct.: `Morphological aspects of biodegradable polymers.' (Interdepartmental Polymer Seminar)

PROFESSOR R. NEWMAN, IRC for Semiconductor Materials, London
30 Oct.: `A study of hydrogen in silicon.' (Interdepartmenal Condensed Matter Seminar)

DR S. ABELL, Birmingham
6 Nov.: `Superconducting oxides—a materials technology for the new millennium?'

DR W. SCHWARZACHER, Bristol
13 Nov.: `Electrodeposited nanostructures.'

DR M. PAYNE, Cambridge
20 Nov.: `Does quantum mechanics have any role in materials science?' (Interdepartmenal Condensed Matter Seminar)

DR I. GOLDFARB
27 Nov.: `Surface nanoengineering of SiGe using growth kinetics.'

PROFESSOR J. HALLORAN, Michigan
4 Dec.: `Fibrous monolithic ceramics.'

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SOCIAL STUDIES

Partisan approaches to postwar American politics

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Clay Room, Nuffield College.

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

PROFESSOR R.W. STRAHAN, Emory University
16 Oct.: `Partisan office-holders, 1946–96.'

PROFESSOR N.C. RAE, Florida International University
23 Oct.: `Party factionalism, 1946–96.'

PROFESSOR SHAFER
30 Oct.: `Partisan élites, 1946–96.'

PROFESSOR J.E. BIBBY, Wisconsin–Milwaukee
6 Nov.: `Party organisations, 1946–96.'

PROFESSOR W.G. MAYER, Northeastern
13 Nov.: `Mass party identifications, 1946–96.'

PROFESSOR H.F. BASS, JR., Quachita Baptist University
20 Nov.: `Partisan rules, 1946–96.'

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Seminar on European International History: European perspectives on the East–West divide, 1944–97

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the European Studies Centre, St Antony's College (70 Woodstock Road).

PROFESSOR R. CRAMPTON
14 Oct.: `The division of Europe, 1944–7: some Eastern European perspectives.'

PROFESSOR J. YOUNG, Leicester
21 Oct.: `Bringing down the iron curtain? The Great Powers and the division of Europe, 1955.'

DR K. HAMILTON, Senior Editor, Documents on British Policy Overseas, FCO
28 Oct.: `The last cold warrior?: Britain, détente, and the CSCE, 1972–5.'

PROFESSOR R. GIRAULT, Paris I
4 Nov.: `Franco-Soviet relations from de Gaulle to Mitterand.'

J. AUNESLUOMA
11 Nov.: `Windows in the iron curtain: Britain and the European neutrals in the Cold War.'

PROFESSOR N. MACFARLANE
18 Nov.: `Is all for the best in the best of all possible worlds? NATO enlargement and Russian foreign policy.'

D. HARRISON, economic consultant
25 Nov.: `The division of labour and the division of Europe: extending Western economic integration to Eastern Europe.'

DR K. HUGHES, Head of European Programme, RIIA
2 Dec.: `EU enlargement: the priority for the next presidency?'

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COMPUTING LABORATORY

Programming Research Group

Strachey Lecture

NIKLAUS WIRTH, ETH, Zurich, will deliver a Strachey Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 14 October, in the Computing Laboratory Lecture Theatre, the Wolfson Building.

Subject: `Hints on Programming Language Design.'

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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL STUDIES

Centre for Mathematics Education and Centre for Comparative Studies in Education

Comparing standards internationally: research and practice in mathematics and beyond

The following seminars will be held on Tuesdays in Lecture Room 1, the Department of Educational Studies. With the exception of the 18 November meeting, which will take place at 5.30 p.m., they will be held at 5 p.m.

Conveners: B. Jaworski, MA, University Lecturer in Educational Studies, and D.G. Phillips, MA, D.Phil., Reader in Educational Studies.

PROFESSOR T.N. POSTLETHWAITE, Hamburg
14 Oct.: `International assessment studies of educational achievement: a review.'

J. WHITBURN, National Institute of Economic and Social Research
21 Oct.: ` "The slow bird must start out early": a key to success in Japanese mathematical attainment.'

PROFESSOR S.J. PRAIS, National Institute of Economic and Social Research
28 Oct.: `How did English schools and pupils really perform in the 1995 international comparisons in mathematics and science?'

PROFESSOR J. STIGLER, UCLA
4 Nov.: `Classroom mathematics instruction in three cultures: an introduction to the TIMSS video study.'

PROFESSOR D. BURGHES, University of Exeter
11 Nov.: `Results and recommendations from the Kassel Project.'

DR D. REYNOLDS, Newcastle
18 Nov.: `Cross-national studies of educational achievement: retrospect and prospect.'

R. LUXTON and G. LAST, London Borough of Barking and Dagenham
25 Nov.: `Experimental reforms in the teaching of mathematics based on continental approaches.'

PROFESSOR M. BROWN, King's College, London
2 Dec.: `International comparisons and mathematics education: a critical review.'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR HEBREW AND JEWISH STUDIES

The following public lectures will be given at 8.15 p.m. on the days shown in the Common Room, the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor.

DR J.P. FOX, Jews' College, London
14 Oct.: `Britain and the Second World War German police decodes: renewed controversies about the Holocaust.'

PROFESSOR P. FENTON, Strasbourg
20 Oct.: `Themes of Jewish–Islamic theological polemics in the Middle Ages.'

PROFESSOR PAN GUANG, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences
29 Oct.: `China and Israel: an analysis of bilateral relations.'

DR J. BERKOWITZ
5 Nov.: `Classical influenza: Hamlet on the American Yiddish stage.'

DR B. KOSMIN, Institute for Jewish Policy Research
12 Nov.: `Home thoughts from abroad: British and United States Jewries compared.'

DR J. OLSZOWY-SCHLANGER
19 Nov.: `How children learned to read and write in medieval Egypt.'

J. BURNSIDE, Liverpool
26 Nov.: `The Shekhinah departs: seriousness of offence in Ezekiel 8.'

DR L. LONDON
3 Dec.: `Whitehall and the Jews 1933–48.'

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QUEEN ELIZABETH HOUSE

Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women

Tourism, Gender, and Development

The following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in the Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House.

Conveners: Jackie Waldren and Cathie Lloyd.

T. SINCLAIR, Kent
16 Oct.: `Gender, work, and tourism in developing countries: an overview.'

GLEN BOWMAN, Kent
23 Oct.: `The politics of representation in Palestinian tourism.'

P. PEACH, Sussex
30 Oct.: `Tourism as bisnis: the business of tourism in Papua New Guinea.'

J. WHITE, North London
6 Nov.: `Gender planning for tourism in the UK.'

H. AZIZ, Roehampton
13 Nov.: `Gendered access to tourism in the Sinai.'

H. TUCKER, Durham
20 Nov.: `Tourism and gender in (Islamic) Goreme, Turkey.'

R. BIANCHI, Derby
27 Nov.: `Tourism and gender mobility in a Canary Island fishing village.'

J. WALDREN
4 Dec.: `Politics of development in the Balearic Islands.'

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Special Seminar

MARIA JASCHOK, Monash University, Australia, will give a special seminar at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 4 November, in the Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House.

Subject: `Chinese Muslim women negotiating identity between Allah and modernity: "Hui fu–-han mu" (Muslim father, Chinese mother).'

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QUEEN ELIZABETH HOUSE AND THE CENTRE FOR INDIAN STUDIES, ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Fifty years on...: history of ideas and changing approaches to South Asian studies since independence

The following seminars will be given at 2.15 p.m. on the days shown in the Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House. The seminars will take place on Tuesdays, except for the meeting to be held on Friday, 7 November.

These seminars replace for this term the South Asian seminars usually held on Thursday afternoons in Queen Elizabeth House.

Conveners: Dr Barbara Harriss-White, Dr David Washbrook, and Dr Nandini Gooptu.

D.STEIN, Institute of Historical Research
14 Oct.: `The issue of issues: the slow growth of "population" since 1947.'

R. VASUDEVAN, SOAS
21 Oct.: to be announced.

J. HARRISS, LSE
28 Oct.: `On development studies.'

S. KILNANI, Birkbeck College
4 Nov.: `Understanding politics in India.'

J. BREMAN, Amsterdam
7 Nov.: `Fifty years of labour studies.'

R. GOMBRICH, J. BENSON, and A. SANDERSON
11 Nov. : `Classical indology.'

ROSALIND O'HANLON, Cambridge
18 Nov.: `Changing approaches to modern Indian history.'

C.J. FULLER, LSE
25 Nov.: `The origins and development of modern South Asian anthropology.'

T. BYRES, SOAS
2 Dec.: ` "The tribe of Pundits called Economists" and economic debate in post- independence India.'

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EXETER COLLEGE

Cut the connection? Church and State in England today

A discussion/debate on this topic will be held at 3.45 p.m. on Sunday, 2 November, in the chaplain's rooms, Exeter College (9:8). The speakers will be the Rt Revd Colin Buchanan, Bishop of Woolwich, the most prominent Anglican opponent of the Establishment of the Church of England, and (responding) the Rt Revd Richard Harries, Bishop of Oxford. There will also be a comment from a Roman Catholic perspective from Margaret Hebblethwaite of The Tablet. All are welcome to attend.

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GREEN COLLEGE

Litchfield Lecture

PROFESSOR KOZO TATARA, Osaka, will deliver a Litchfield Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 16 October, in the E.P. Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green College.

Subject: `Prospects for the public health in Japan.'

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CAMPION HALL

Martin D'Arcy Special Lecture

PROFESSOR R. GIRARD, Stanford, will deliver a Martin D'Arcy Special Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 5 November, in the Examination Schools. All are welcome.

Subject: `Violence, victims, and Christianity.' Professor Girard will deliver a second lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Thursday, 6 November, in the Maison Française.

Subject: ` "Poor sacrifices of our enmity": love and violence in Romeo and Juliet.'

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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).

DR S. TSANG
Tue. 28 Oct.: `Oxford and the future of Hong Kong.'

GILES BARBER
Wed. 26 Nov.: `Taking Duke Humfrey to pieces: history and problems.'

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