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Harold Vyvyan Harmsworth Professor of American History

PROFESSOR ERNEST R. MAY will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 12 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Shaping forces in American foreign policy.'

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Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

The following lectures will be held at the times shown on Thursday, 12 March, in the Anne Anderson Lecture Theatre, Level 3, the Women's Centre, the John Radcliffe Hospital.

Members of the department are reminded of the Oxfordshire Regional Health Authority Forum in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, to be held on 17 April, in the Board Room, the Institute of Health Sciences, Old Road, Headington, Oxford.

2 p.m.: `When is fertility complete?'

MR D. GIBB, King's College Hospital, London
3 p.m.: `Mid trimester miscarriage.'

4 p.m.: `Embolisation of fibroids.'

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Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre

PROFESSOR PIERRE CORVOL, Visiting Professor, the Clinical Endocrinology Trust, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Saturday, 14 March, in the Bayer Seminar Room, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

Subject: `Revisiting endocrine hypertension in 1998.'

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Evidence-based surgery trial

An evidence-based surgery trial will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, 10 March, in Lecture Theatre 1, the John Radcliffe Hospital, on the following question: `Mr X had a low anterior resection with total mesorectal excision and pouch reconstruction for a T3 NO tumour. Should he have received pre-operative radiotherapy?'

Prosecuting the case: Mr H. Mukhtar, with Dr T. Theodosopoulos as assistant.

Defending the case: Dr H. Chen, with Mr M. Booth as assistant.

Witnesses: Mr Kettlewell, Mr Mortensen, Mr George, and others.

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DR W. JONGMAN, Groningen, will give a paper at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 12 March, in the Seminar Room, Corpus Christi College,

Convener: R.G. Osborne, MA, Professor of Ancient History.

Subject: `The future of the ancient economy.'

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DR J. SIMPSON will lecture at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, 11 March, in the Taylor Institution.

Convener: A.J. Tooke, MA, University Lecturer (CUF) in French.

Subject: `Symbolism and "les peintres poètes".'

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S. YIZHAR, distinguished Israeli novelist, will lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 11 March, in the Conference Room, St Cross College.

Convener: G. Abramson, MA, Cowley Lecturer in Post-Biblical Hebrew.

Subject: `Poetry and Utopia: fifty years of Israeli writing.'

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DR NIGEL P. BOWLES will lead a seminar at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 10 March, in the Chester Room, Nuffield College.

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

Subject: `Studying the Presidency.'

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P.D. Leake Lectures in Accounting 1998

PROFESSOR BARUCH LEV, Philip Bardes Professor of Accounting and Finance, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University, will give lectures in accounting at the Department for Continuing Education, Wellington Square, on Wednesday, 18 March, 9–10.30 a.m. and 2–3.30 p.m., and on Thursday, 19 March, 9 a.m.–10.30 a.m.

Further information may be obtained from Deborah Lisburne, Said Business School (telephone: Oxford (2)28521, e-mail: deborah.lisburne@obs.ox.ac.uk).

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PROFESSOR BRENDA MILNER, Litchfield Lecturer and McDonnell–Pew Visiting Fellow, will lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 17 March, in Lecture Theatre A, the Department of Experimental Psychology. This occasion will also serve to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the PPP course at Oxford and the centenary of the Wilde Readership in Mental Philosophy.

Subject: `Probing the brain for memories.'

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DR URI YANAY, Associate Professor of Social Work, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 9 March, in the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Wolfson College.

Convener: D. Sandler, MA, Research Fellow of the Centre, and Research Fellow, St Catherine's College.

Subject: `The role of the state in reducing crime and victimisation locally.'

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One-day conference: cultural paradoxes in legal processes

This conference will be held on Friday, 13 March, 9.30 a.m.–6 p.m., in the Buttery, Wolfson College. There is no charge, but those wishing to attend are asked to give their names to Mrs Ann Hawes, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies (telephone: Oxford (2)84249, fax: (2)84221).

Conveners: Professor Denis Galligan, Director of the Centre, and Dr Joanna Pfaff-Czarnecka, Zurich.

PROFESSOR P. FITZPATRICK, Queen Mary and Westfield College, London
9.30 a.m.: `Relating the other: anthropology, plurality, and the law.' (Discussant: Professor Galligan)

DR K. RUPESINGHE, Secretary General, International Alert, London
11 a.m.: `Cultural paradoxes in conflict resolution.' (Discussant: Dr G.S. Goodwin-Gill)

DR M.-B. DEMBOUR, Sussex
2 p.m.: `When the legal system loses its confidence: female circumcision in French courtrooms.' (Discussant: Dr S. Vertovec)

DR R. WILSON, Sussex
3 p.m.: `Revenge and reconciliation in South Africa.' (Discussant: Professor A. Kuper, Social Anthropology, Brunel)

DR A. REED, Cambridge
4.30 p.m.: `Absence and travel: the creativity of law in a Papua New Guinea prison.' (Discussant: Dr R. Banakar)

PROFESSOR A. KUPER, Social Anthropology, Brunel; Rapporteur of the day
5.30 p.m.: `Law and social anthropology in dialogue.'

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Asian Studies Centre

WEI JINGSHENG will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 10 March, in the Examination Schools. The lecture is open to all members of the University; non-members of the University who wish to attend are asked to telephone St Antony's College (telephone: Oxford (2)74496).

Subject: `The future of China and the world.'

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St Patrick's Day lecture

PROFESSOR GEARÓID Ó TUATHAIGH, Professor of Modern History, University College, Galway, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 17 March, in the Haldane Room, Wolfson College. All are welcome to attend, and tickets are not required for admission.

Subject: `On lame ducks and Celtic tigers: reflections on the Irish performance since 1921.'

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SARAH TURPIN, National Co-ordinator, Teaching and Learning Technology Programme (TLTP), and PAUL DUCKER, Assistant Co-ordinator, will give a presentation at 11.30 a.m. on Wednesday, 18 March, in the Lecture Theatre, the Department of Earth Sciences. This is one of a series of events organised by OxTalent to raise the profile of the use of technology in teaching and learning.

Subject: `Innovations in teaching and learning through the use of technology—the role of TLTP.'

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DR S. RANDOLPH, Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow, and Fellow of Oriel College, will give a talk at 8 p.m. on Thursday, 19 March, in the Harris Lecture Theatre, Oriel College. The talk is sponsored by Oriel College in celebration of Oxford International Women's Festival.

Subject: `The work and experiences of a woman biologist in Oxford and Africa.'

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