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O'DONNELL LECTURES 1998

DR NICHOLAS WILLIAMS, Department of Modern Irish, University of Dublin, will deliver the O'Donnell Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Hall, the Taylor Institution.

Thur. 21 May: `Gaeilge, Gàidhlig, Gaelg—the origins of Manx.'

Fri. 22 May: `Nebbaz Gerriau dro tho Carnoack—a few words about Cornish.'

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CLINICAL MEDICINE

Oxford Clinical Neurosciences Lectures

The following lectures will be given at 11.30 a.m. on Fridays in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

PROFESSOR L. LUXON, Institute of Neurology, London
16 Jan.: `Diagnosis and rehabilitation of vestibular disorders.'

MR D. FORSTER, National Stereotactic Centre, Royal Hallamshire Hospital
20 Feb.: `Radiosurgery for the treatment of AVMs and other disorders.'

PROFESSOR B. MILNER, McGill University, Montreal Neurological Institute
20 Mar.: `Functional neuroimaging of language: observations from the study of normal volunteers and presurgical patients.' (Litchfield Lecture)

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DEPARTMENT OF EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY

Summer School on Connectionist Modelling

Applications are invited for this two-week residential summer school, to be held in Oxford, 19--31 July 1998. The course is aimed primarily at researchers who wish to exploit neural network models in their teaching andor research and it will provide a general introduction to connectionist modelling, biologically plausible neural networks and brain function through lectures and exercises on Macintoshes and PCs. The instructors with primary responsibility for teaching the course are Kim Plunkett and Edmund Rolls.

The cost of attendance will be £950 for faculty, and £750 for graduate students. A small number of partial bursaries may be available for graduate students.

Further information can be found at www-cogsci.psych.ox.ac.uksummer-school. Information about the contents of the course is available from Steven.Young@psy.ox.ac.uk.

Those interested in participating should contact Mrs Sue King, Department of Experimental Psychology, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3UD (telephone: Oxford (2)71353, e-mail: susan.king@psy.oxford.ac.uk), to whom a brief description of the applicant's background, with an explanation of why he/she would like to attend (one page maximum) should be sent by 31 January.

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CENTRE FOR BRAZILIAN STUDIES

Brazil: towards the twenty-first century

The centre's inaugural conference, on the above topic, will be held at St Antony's College, 8–9 December. For registration and further details, telephone Oxford 554026, or e-mail: enquiries@brazilian-studies.ox.ac.uk.

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INSTITUTE OF VIROLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY

The following seminars will be given on Fridays, at the times shown, in the institute.

DR G. LOMONOSSOFF, Innes Research Centre, Norwich
5 Dec., 1 p.m.: `Producing immunogens in plants: could beanz meanz vaccinz?'

DR P. BRITTON, Compton Institute for Animal Health
12 Dec., 4 p.m.: `Coronavirus RNA vectors for expression of genes and recombination.'

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