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Department of Plant Sciences: G.E. Blackman Lecture

PROFESSOR ROLAND DOUCE, Laboratoire de Physiologie Cellulaire Végétale, Grenoble, will deliver the twenty-third G.E. Blackman Lecture at 4 p.m. on Thursday, 11 June, in the Large Lecture Theatre, the Department of Plant Sciences.

Subject: `Plant subcellular metabolism and the design of new herbicides.'

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PROFESSOR JUDITH RYAN, Harvard, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 9 June, in the Taylor Institution.

Convener: T.J. Reed, MA, Taylor Professor of the German Language and Literature.

Subject: `Rilke: mourning and modernism.' (Texts will be provided in German and English)

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Concert life in eighteenth-century Britain: a symposium to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the Holywell Music Room

This symposium will be held in Wadham College, and will take place on Friday, 3 July, with the exception of the final meeting, to be held on Sunday, 5 July.

Two concerts will be held on 4 July and 5 July in connection with the symposium: see `Notices' above. Those interested in receiving more information are asked to contact the Administrator, the Faculty of Music, St Aldate's, Oxford OX1 1DB (telephone: (2)76125, e-mail: humaira.erfan-ahmed@music.ox.ac.uk).

Conveners: Dr Peter Franklin, Dr Harry Johnstone, Professor Reinhard Strohm, and Dr Susan L. Wollenberg.

SIMON MCVEIGH, Goldsmith's College, University of London
9 a.m.: `The art of networking: mobility and advancement in the concert profession.'

DONALD BURROWS, the Open University, and PETER WARD JONES, Bodleian Library
9.15 a.m.: `Musicians and music copyists in mid-eighteenth-century Oxford: the Hayeses and who else?'

PETER HOLMAN, Colchester Institute
10 a.m.: `The Colchester Part-Books.'

11.15 a.m.: `"...so much rational and elegant Amusement at an Expence comparatively inconsiderable"; the Holywell concerts in the eighteenth century.'

12 noon: ` "Le Genoue Inflexible" at the Holywell Music Room: Madam Mara and concert etiquette.'

2.30 p.m.: `The musician in eighteenth-century English society.'

ROSAMOND MCGUINNESS, Royal Holloway College, University of London
3.15 p.m.: `Gigs, roadies, and promoters: marketing eighteenth-century concerts.'

WILLIAM WEBER, California State University
Sun. 5 July, 9.45 a.m.: `London and the capital city beau monde.'

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Human impacts on the environments of Brazilian Amazonia: does traditional ecological knowledge have a role in the future of the region?

This international conference will be held on Friday, 5 June (sessions 1–3), and Saturday, 6 June (sessions 4–6), in the Tanner Room, Linacre College.

Enquiries should be directed to the Centre (telephone: Oxford 554026, fax: 554030, e-mail: enquiries@brazilian- studies@oxford.ac.uk).

1. Human imprints on Amazonia (10.30 a.m.–12.30 p.m.)

DR J. HEMMING, Hemming Group, London (Chair): `An overview of the human imprints of Amazonia.'

DR W. BALÉE, Tulane: `Antiquity of traditional ecological knowledge in Amazonia.'

DR C. CLEMENT, INPA, Manaus: `The biogeography of Amazonian landscape and crop domestication at contact.'

DR N. STEPAN, Wellcome Unit: `Human imprints on Amazonia: the imprint of disease.'

DR G. MCMILLAN, Edinburgh: `The Amazon subsoil; some brief notes.'

2. Native Amazonians and conservation (2–4 p.m.)

PROFESSOR P. RIVIÈRE (Chair): `The native Amazonian environment and idioms of knowledge.'

PROFESSOR A. RAMOS, Brasília: `Frontiers unbounded: genetic exploitation and the Indians in the Amazon.'

DR J. SALICK, Ohio: `Native Amazonians and conservation: perspectives, problems, and potential.'

PROFESSOR S. NUGENT, Goldsmiths' College: `Ephemism in the forest: ahistoricism and the valorisation of indigenous knowledge in Brazilian Amazonia.'

DR W. MILLIKEN, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh: `Conservation, economics, traditional knowledge, and the Yanomani. Implications and benefits for whom?'

Special discussant: Sr Miguel Hilário, Representative of the Ashaninka-Conebo Indigenous Nation (Peru and Oxford).

3. Traditional resource use and economic development (4.30–6.30 p.m.)

PROFESSOR SIR GHILLEAN PRANCE, Director, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Chair): `Overview of traditional resources use and economic development.'

DR C. PADOCH, New York Botanical Garden: `The forest in the field: concurrent management and invisible technologies in Amazonia.'

DR M. HARRIS, Manchester: `Peasant riverine economies and their traditional impact in the Lower Middle Amazon.'

DR M. RICHARDS, Overseas Development Institute: `Forest, indigenous institutions and market incentives in Amazonia: green capitalism as saviour or destroyer?'

DR A. HALL, LSE: `Enhancing social capital: productive conservation in the Brazilian rain forest?'

4. Commercial forestry and traditional forest management (9.30–11.30 a.m.)

PROFESSOR J. BURLEY (Chair): `Overview of commercial forestry and traditional forest management.'

DR V. VIANA, S■o Paulo: `Participatory mapping and land use planning with Ribeirinhos in the Tapajos National Forest.'

DR N. BROWN and DR S. JENNINGS, Oxford Forestry Institute: `Collaborative forestry management with the Xikrin Indians of Pará.'

DR C.U. PINHEIROS, Universidade Federal do Maranh■o, S■o Luiz: `Extractivism v. domestication v. conservation: the case of Jaborandi (Pilocarpus Microphyllus Stapf ex Holm, Rutaceae) in the pre-Amazon region of Maranh■o.'

DR J. PALMER, Forestry Research Programme: `UK bilateral support for forestry research in the Brazilian Amazon.'

5. Fragile soils and environments (11.30 a.m.–1.30 p.m.)

PROFESSOR P. FURLEY, Edinburgh (Chair): `Fragility and resilience of Amazonian soils.'

DR S. NORTCLIFF, Reading: `Is successful development of Brazilian Amazonia possible without knowledge of the soil and soil response to development?'

DR P. FEARNSIDE, INPA, Manaus: `Fragile soils and deforestation impacts: the rationale for environmental services of standing forest as a development paradigm in Amazonia.'

DR J. RATTER and DR S. BRIDGEWATER, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh: `Cerrado vegetation in the Amazon Basin.'

DR C. BARROW, Swansea: `A review of threats to Amazonian wetland and riverine ecosystems.'

6. The future of Amazonia (2.30–4.30 p.m.)

PROFESSOR J. OVERING, St Andrews (Chair): `What's the difference between a Peace Corps worker and an anthropologist?: a millennium rethink of anthropological fieldwork.'

DR E. ALLEN, Glasgow: `Human impact on Brazilian Amazonia: the Roraima fires of 1997–8.'

DR S. HECHT, UCLA: `Technology, regional integration, and the current transformation of Amazonia.'

DR A. SERRAO, CPATU, Belém: `Science and technology-based agricultural and forestry development in Amazonia: a deforestation-reduction strategy.'

DR C. CAVALCANTI, Fundaç■o Joaquim Nabuco, Recife: `Traditional resource use and ethnodevelopment: sustainable characteristics of the Amazon Indians.'

Special discussant: Dr Michael Balick, Director, Institute for Economic Botany, New York Botanic Garden.

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Globalisation and industrial competitiveness in Brazil

This conference will be held on Thursday, 11 June, in St Antony's College. Enquiries should be directed to the Centre (details above).

10.45 a.m.: Globalisation and industrial competitiveness in Brazil: an overview (Chair: Professor M. Abreu, Rio de Janeiro)

DR J. FERRAZ, UFRJ: `Industrial competitiveness and policy liberalisation.'

MR D. HAY: `The post-1990 Brazilian trade liberalisation and the performance of large manufacturing firms: productivity, market share, and profits.'

Discussants: Dr Edmund Amman, Research Fellow in Economics, Centre for Brazilian Studies, and Dr Ricardo Carneiro, Institute of Economics, UNICAMP and ILAS, London.

2 p.m.: Technology and industrial competitiveness (Chair: Mr Donald Hay)

DR J. MEYER-STAMER, German Development Institute, Berlin: `Towards knowledge-driven development? Upgrading to face the challenges of an open economy: experience from industrial clusters in Santa Catarina, Brazil.'

DR E. AMANN: `Technological capabilities and policy liberalisation in Brazil: some sectoral evidence.'

Discussants: Dr John Humphrey, Sussex, and Mr André Villela, LSE.

4.15 p.m.: `Foreign direct investment and industrial competitiveness (Chair: Dr Valpy Fitzgerald)

DR R. BONELLI, IPEA, Rio de Janeiro: `Foreign direct investment and industrial competitiveness.'

PROFESSOR C. CAMPOLINA DINIZ, Minais Gerais: `Regional aspects of Brazilian export performance.'

Discussants: Dr Rhys Jenkins, East Anglia, and Dr E. Haddad, Illinois.

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Interdepartmental Finance Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 12.30 p.m. on Mondays in the Seminar Room, the Said Business School, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

Conveners: Alexander Ljungqvist (Said Business School), Hyun Shin (Economics), and Paul Wilmott (Mathematics).

Enquiries may be directed to Elaine Durham, Said Business School, 59 George Street, Oxford OX1 2BE (telephone: Oxford (2)88650, e- mail: elaine.durham@obs.ox.ac.uk). WARD BROWN, LSE
8 June: `R.&D. intensity and finance.'

W. DE BONDT, Zurich
15 June: `Contrarian and momentum strategies in Germany.'

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Archive of performances of Greek and Roman drama

PROFESSOR DR H. FLASHAR, Professor Emeritus of Greek, the University of Munich, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 10 June, in the Headley Lecture Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum.

Conveners: O.P. Taplin, MA, D.Phil., Reader in Greek Literature, and E.M. Hall, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer (CUF) in Classical Languages.

Subject: `Sophocles and Mendelssohn—the Antigone of 1841' (with visual and musical illustrations).

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Florence Nightingale Lectures

PROFESSOR BARRY SCHECK, Cardozo Law School, will deliver a Florence Nightingale Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Monday, 15 June, in the Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's College.

Subject: `Scientific evidence and criminal justice.'

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Canada Seminars

SIR ROBERT FELLOWES, GCB, GCVO, Private Secretary to HM The Queen, will lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 17 June, in Lady Margaret Hall. Further information may be obtained from Mrs Elizabeth Jubb (telephone: (2)74302, e-mail: liz.jubb@lmh.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `The Queen of Canada—what it means in theory and how it works in practice.'

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Asian Studies Centre

Judicial independence and the rule of law in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

This conference will be held from 9.30 a.m. on Friday, 12 June, in the European Studies Centre Seminar Room, St Antony's College, and from 9.30 a.m. on Saturday, 13 June, in the New Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

This notice replaces the incomplete notice published in the Gazette of 21 May (p. 1258). Further information is available from Chloe Dobree, Asian Studies Centre, St Antony's College, Oxford OX2 6JF (telephone and fax: Oxford (2)74559, e-mail: asian@sant.ox.ac.uk).

Conveners: Steve Tsang and David Faure.

Friday, 12 June

D. FUNG, Solicitor General, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
9.35 a.m.: `Judicial independence—the view from within the SAR government.'

B. WENG, Chinese University of Hong Kong
10.45 a.m.: `The protection of judicial independence in the HKSAR Basic Law.'

11.45 a.m.: `Judicial independence in the SAR within the context of the PRC's jurisdiction.'

1.45 p.m.: `Institutional arrangements for protecting judicial independence in the SAR.'

3 p.m.: `Conflicts of law and jurisdiction: the search for a jurisprudential umbrella.'

4 p.m.: `Burying the past: administration and the rule of law in the New Territories.'

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Saturday, 13 June

C. MUNN, Toronto
9.30 a.m.: `Criminal justice, judicial independence, and the rule of law in nineteenth-century Hong Kong.'

J. CHAN, Hong Kong
10.30 a.m.: `Due process in Hong Kong—the prospect under Chinese sovereignty.'

R. CULLEN, Deakin University and City University of Hong Kong
11.45 a.m.: `Maintaining media freedom in the SAR.'

2 p.m.: `Judicial independence and the protection of human rights in the SAR.'

C.Y. LEUNG, Baker and McKenzie, Hong Kong
3 p.m.: `The usage of Hong Kong's capital market by PRC companies and its implications for the SAR.'

L. GOODSTADT, formerly head of Central Policy Unit, Hong Kong Government
4.15 p.m.: `The transfer of sovereignty and the survival of the rule of law in Hong Kong: the political dimension.'

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George Antonius Lecture

PROFESSOR ROGER OWEN, Harvard, will deliver the twenty-third George Antonius Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 18 June, in the New Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College. All are welcome to attend.

Subject: `Why write another biography of Evelyn Baring (Lord Cromer)?'

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JENNIE MIELL, Senior Assistant Editor, OED, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 8 June, in Rewley House.

Subject: `Dwile flonkers and Internauts: new words in the OED.'

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Annual General Meeting

The fifty-third Annual General Meeting of the Friends of the Bodleian will be held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, 23 June, in the Sheldonian Theatre. Sir Anthony Kenny, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, will take the chair.

After the formal business, SEAMUS HEANEY will address the meeting.

Subject: `Fretwork: on translating Beowulf.'

Non-members of the Friends who would like to attend the meeting are asked to inform the Membership Secretary, Friends of the Bodleian Library, Bodleian Library, Oxford OX1 3BG (telephone: Oxford (2)77234) in advance.

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