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SIR JOHN HICKS LECTURE ON ECONOMIC HISTORY 1998

PROFESSOR CORMAC Ó GRÁDA, Professor of Economics, University College, Dublin, will deliver the Sir John Hicks Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 13 February, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Fleeing from famine: the Irish in New York.'

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CLINICAL MEDICINE

Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology: amended notice

The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on the days shown in the Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology. Dr Urban's seminar will now take place on Friday, 13 February; the remaining meetings will be held on Mondays.

Convener: A.J. Bron, MA, Margaret Ogilvie's Reader in Ophthalmology.

DR J. URBAN
13 Feb.: `Factors influencing permeability of the sclera.'

PROFESSOR M. WIEDERHOLT, Free University, Berlin
16 Feb.: `Physiology and pathophysiology of ocular epithelia.'

DR N. SUBRAMANIAN, Moorfields Eye Hospital
23 Feb.: `Glaucoma.'

PROFESSOR M. NEAL, St Thomas's Hospital
2 Mar.: `Nitric oxide release in the retina.'

PROFESSOR BRON
9 Mar.: `Recurrent corneal erosion.'

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

English Faculty Film Talks

PHIL AGLAND and DAVID RUDKIN will talk on their film work, including the adaptation of Hardy's The Woodlanders, at 5.15 p.m. on the following days in the Linbury Room, Worcester College: 12 February (Mr Agland) and 19 February (Mr Rudkin).

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LITERAE HUMANIORES

PROFESSOR ALAN C. BOEGEHOLD, Professor of Classics, Brown University, Rhode Island, will give an illustrated lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 6 February, in the McGregor- Matthews Room, New College.

Convener: R.C.T. Parker, MA, D.Phil., Wykeham Professor of Ancient History.

Subject: `On identifying non-verbal communication in archaic and classical Greek literature.'

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LITERAE HUMANIORES, MODERN HISTORY

PROFESSOR BRIAN BOSWORTH, Professor of Classics and Ancient History, University of Western Australia, and Visiting Fellow, All Souls College, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 23 February, in the Examination Schools.

Conveners: R.J.W. Evans, MA, D.Phil., Regius Professor of Modern History, and R.C.T. Parker, MA, D.Phil., Wykehan Professor of Ancient History.

Subject: `A tale of two empires: Hernán Cortés and Alexander the Great.'

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MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

Applied Analysis and Mechanics Seminars

The following seminars will take place at 5 p.m. on Mondays in Room L2, the Mathematical Institute.

A. DESIMONE, Rome
9 Feb.: `A theory of magnetoelasticity with applications to magnetic shape memory alloys.'

S. POHOZAEV, Steklov Institute, Moscow
16 Feb.: `Positive solutions of nonlinear Neumann problems; application of the fibering method.'

P. DEUFLHARD, Berlin
23 Feb.: `Essential molecular dynamics—first steps towards a virtual RNA lab.'

L. TARTAR, Carnegie-Mellon and MPI Leipzig
2 Mar.: `H-measures and their variants.'

I. FONSECA, Carnegie-Mellon and MPI Leipzig)
9 Mar.: `A-quasiconvexity: lower semicontinuity and young measures.'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Romance Linguistics Seminar

DR DELIA BENTLEY, Manchester, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 12 February, in the basement, 47 Wellington Square.

Convener: M.D. Maiden, MA, D.Phil., Professor of the Romance Languages.

Subject: `Formal and functional analyses of the grammaticalisation of habere. Evidence from Sicilian.'

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MODERN HISTORY

PROFESSOR STIG FÖRSTER, Berne, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 11 February, in the Examination Schools.

Convener: H.J.O. Pogge von Strandmann, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Modern History.

Subject: `Germany's military élite and the origins of the First World War.'

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MUSIC

The following public lectures will be given at 5.15 p.m. on the days shown in the Holywell Music Room.

ANTHONY GRAY
Mon. 16 Feb.: `The reconstruction of Brahms' String Quintet, op. 34.' (For information on a related concert, see `Notices' above)

DR LINDA AUSTERN, Folger Library, Washington, DC
Wed. 18 Feb.: `The Siren, the Muse, and the God of Love: music and gender in the seventeenth- century emblem books.'

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SOCIAL STUDIES

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on the days shown in Nuffield College.

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

PROFESSOR NELSON W. POLSBY, Berkeley
Tue. 10 Feb., Chester Room: `A new encyclopaedia of the social and behavioural sciences.'

NEIL J. OXMAN, President, the Campaign Group, Inc.
Thur. 12 Feb., Large Lecture Room: `Designing campaign adverts in the televison age.' (Workshop; with video examples)

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THEOLOGY

The study of religions: method and application

Unless indicated otherwise, the following interdisciplinary seminars in the study of religions will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Council Room, Mansfield College.

Conveners: J.S.K. Ward, B.Litt., MA, Regius Professor of Divinity, and W.M. Morgan (MA Lancaster), Lecturer in World Religion, Mansfield College.

PROFESSOR K. KLOSTERMAIER, Manitoba
13 Feb.: `Participant observation in the study of Hinduism.'

THE REVD PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER ROWLAND
20 Feb.: `Judaism in the study of Christian origins.'

PROFESSOR H. MCLEOD, Otago
27 Feb.: `History and tradition in the study of the Sikh faith.'

DR K. KNOTT, Leeds
6 Mar.: `Community and locality in the study of religions.'

PROFESSOR M. PYE, Marburg
13 Mar., Nissan Institute: `Studying religions in Japan.'

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SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL

P.D. Leake Lectures in Accounting 1998

Intangible (intellectual) capital: measurement, valuation, and reporting issues

PROFESSOR BARUCH LEY, New York University, will deliver the P.D. Leake Lectures in Accounting at the times shown below in the Department for Continuing Education. Each lecture will be followed by a one-and-a-half-hour discussion period.

Those wishing to attend are asked to inform Deborah Lisburne of the Said Business School (telephone: Oxford 228521, e-mail: Deborah.Lisburne@obs.ox.ac.uk). A detailed synopsis of each lecture is available on request.

Wed. 18 Mar., 9 a.m.: `Intangibles---the evidence: cost--benefit relationships and capital market consequences.'

Wed. 18 Mar., 2 p.m.: `Intangibles---the harms: private and social adverse effects of the deficient public disclosure about intangible investments.'

Thur. 19 Mar., 9 a.m.: `Intangibles---the solutions: proposed changes in the measurement, valuation, and reporting of intangibles.'

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COMPUTING LABORATORY

Strachey Lecture

PROFESSOR GERARD HUET, INRIA, France, will deliver the Strachey Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 24 February, in the Lecture Theatre, Wolfson Building, the Computing Laboratory.

Subject: `Prooflets: a general paradigm for auto-certifiable mobile code and its implementation in the Coq Proof Assistant.'

Departmental Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 4.15 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Large Lecture Theatre, the Computing Laboratory. The co-ordinators are Professor W.F. McColl and Professor L.N. Trefethen (telephone: Oxford (2)73829/(2)73886).

DR L. CARDELLI, Cambridge
10 Feb.: `Abstractions for mobile computation.'

PROFESSOR D. KEYES, ICASE and Old Dominion University
10 Mar.: `Architectural and algorithmic prospects for petaflops.'

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MAISON FRANÇAISE

PROFESSOR A. DOUADY, Paris–Orsay, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 9 February, in the Maison Française. The lecture is related to the exhibition `Un Monde Fractal', organised by the Maison Française in association with the Museum of the History of Science (see further details in `Notices' above).

Subject: `Fractal dynamics: construction and structure.'

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MUSEUM OF THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE

The Garden, the Ark, the Tower, the Temple: Biblical Metaphors of Knowledge in early modern Europe

This series of public lectures, linked to an exhibition at the Bodleian Library, will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Museum of the History of Science, Broad Street.

S. MANDELBROTE
5 Feb.: `The garden.'

J. BENNETT
12 Feb.: `The ark.'

S. MANDELBROTE
19 Feb.: `The tower.'

J. BENNETT
26 Feb.: `The temple.'

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CORPUS CHRISTI COLLEGE

F.W. Bateson Memorial Lecture 1998

PROFESSOR PAUL MULDOON, Creative Writing Program, Princeton University, will deliver the F.W. Bateson Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 19 February, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Getting round: notes towards an Ars Poetica.'

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Black people and British history (postgraduate seminar)

The following seminars will be given at 11 a.m. on Thursdays in the New Room, the Hilda Besse Building, St Antony's College.

Conveners: W. Beinart, MA, Rhodes Professor of Race Relations, P. Alexander (Ph.D. London), Research Fellow, St Antony's College, and S. Sandhu, M.St., Junior Research Fellow, Wolfson College.

S. SANDHU
5 Feb.: `Swarthy Londoners down the ages: descriptions of the capital by Africans, Caribbeans, and South Asians.'

M. SHERWOOD, Institute of Commonweath Studies, London
12 Feb.: `Claudia Jones in Britain, 1955–64.'

N. MYERS, Merchant Taylors' School, Liverpool
19 Feb.: `Reconstructing the black past.'

M. DRESSER, University of the West of England
26 Feb.: `Ethics, evidence, and memory: new approaches to the history of Bristol's African slave trade.'

S. BOURNE
5 Mar.: `Black in the British frame—black people in British film and television, 1896–1996.'

L. TABILI, Arizona
12 Mar.: `Reconstructing black migration to and through the imperial metropolis—problems and possibilities.'


Conference: African Studies and the History of Science

Matrices of scientific knowledge and practice in colonial Africa: institutions, disciplines, projects, and people

This conference will be held on Saturday, 7 March, in the Buttery, St Antony's College.

Further information may be obtained from Helen Denham (telephone: Oxford 310402, e-mail: hdenham@gn.apc.org).

11 a.m.–1 p.m.

G. EMEAGWALI, Connecticut State: `Science and colonialism: the African case.'

H. DENHAM: `Africa as a "living laboratory": the African Research Survey and Science in Africa, 1925–45.'

Commentator: Saul Dubow (Sussex).

2–3.45 p.m

L. SCHUMAKER, Manchester: `Ecology, culture, and agriculture: the social geography of anthropological fieldwork in late colonial Zambia.'

S. MILTON, Institute of Commonwealth Studies: `The impact of western veterinarian medicine in colonial Africa: a preliminary survey.'

4.15–6 p.m.

C. BONNEUIL, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science: `Villages on trial: agricultural scientists and the building of the developmentalist state in tropical Africa, 1930–70.'

P. RICHARDS, the Agriculture University, The Netherlands: `Unintentional science: farmer gene pools and colonial seed exchanges.'

Commentator: Raufu Mustapha (Oxford).


Konrad Adenauer Lecture

PROFESSOR DR KURT BIEDENKOPF, MdL, Prime Minister of Saxony, will deliver the Konrad Adenauer Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 17 February, in the Examination Schools. The meeting will be chaired by Sir Marrack Goulding, Warden of St Antony's College.

Subject: `Germany's transformation after unification: problems and achievements in the new federal states.'

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Middle East Centre

The Friends of the Arab League and Middle East Centre Special Lecture

H.E. ESMAT ABD AL-MEGUID, Secretary General, the League of Arab States, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 19 February, in the New Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Subject: `Arab nationalism at the turn of the century.'

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ST EDMUND HALL

Philip Geddes Memorial Lecture

MARTIN BELL, MP, will deliver the Philip Geddes Memorial Lecture at 4.45 p.m. on Friday, 13 February, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Making a difference: the case for principled journalism.'

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TRINITY COLLEGE

Richard Hillary Memorial Lecture

VIKRAM SETH will deliver the Richard Hillary Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 25 February, in the St Cross Building.

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OED FORUM

The following meetings will be held at 5 p.m. on the days shown in Rewley House. BERNARD O'DONOGHUE
Wed. 11 Feb.: `Irish poetic language before Yeats.'

DR P. DURKIN, Senior Editor, OED
Thur. 5 Mar.: `Root and branch: retracing OED's etymologies.'

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FRIENDS OF THE PITT RIVERS MUSEUM

The following lectures will be given at 6 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Pauling Human Sciences Centre, 58 Banbury Road. Visitors are welcome, but are asked to make a contribution to the Friends' Purchasing Fund.

J. RYLE, columnist, The Guardian; anthropologist and aid worker
11 Feb.: `The price of survival: filming in southern Sudan.'

Z. KINGDON, film maker (including Beyond the Clouds)
11 Mar.: `The Bai women and children of Heqing: village culture and festivities.'

K. CHANDLER, historian of English dance
Wed. 8 Apr.: `Covert culture: the Morris dance tradition in the English South Midlands until 1900.'

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FRIENDS OF REWLEY HOUSE

Friends of Rewley House Annual Lecture

SIR WALTER BODMER, FRS, President, Hertford College, will deliver the Friends of Rewley House Annual Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 11 February, in the Lecture Theatre, Rewley House. Tickets are available from Rewley House.

Subject: `The Book of Man: genetics for health and welfare.'

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Lecture

SIR JOHN JOHNSON, Director, Foreign Service Programme, and TOM PAKENHAM will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 26 February, in the Lecture Theatre, Rewley House. Tickets are available from Rewley House.

Subject: `A walk in northern Ethiopia.'

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ASSOCIATION FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING (OXFORD BRANCH)

Oxford Science Lecture Series

PROFESSOR WENDY SAVAGE, gynaecologist, Bart's and London University, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 5 March, in the University Museum of Natural History. The lecture is open to the public. Admission (including refreshments) costs £1.50. Tickets will be available at the door, or may be booked by contacting Dr Elizabeth Griffin (telephone: (2)73345, e-mail: remg@astro.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `Are there limits to reproductive choice?'

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