Lectures

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INAUGURAL LECTURE

Regius Professor of Ecclesiastical History

PROFESSOR H.M.R.E. MAYR-HARTING will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 14 November, in the Examination Schools. Subject: `Perceptions of angels in history.'

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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. In her first major address since her appointment, Mrs Robinson will speak on the subject of Human Rights.

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

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ZAHAROFF LECTURE 1997

PROFESSOR P. BROOKS, Yale, will deliver the Zaharoff Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 13 November, in the Taylor Institution.

Subject: `History painting and narrative---Delacroix's Moments.'

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HUDSON MEMORIAL LECTURE

ADMIRAL SIR JOCK SLATER, GCB, LVO, ADC, Chief of the Naval Staff and First Sea Lord, will deliver the inaugural Hudson Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 13 November, in the Examination Schools.
Schools: `Contemporary maritime power.'

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MAURICE LUBBOCK LECTURE IN MANAGEMENT STUDIES 1997

DR WALTER HASSELKUS, Chairman, Rover Group Ltd., will deliver the second Maurice Lubbock Lecture in Management Studies at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 27 November, in the Examination Schools. The lecture will be followed by a reception at the Schools.

Subject: `The strategic development of Rover.'

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CLINICAL MEDICINE

Annual Joint Gynaecology Oncology Meeting

This meeting will be held on Wednesday, 12 November, in the Seminar Room, the Institute of Molecular Medicine, the John Radcliffe Hospital. It replaces the usual monthly postgraduate meeting in the Women's Centre.

DR S. MANEK
10.30 a.m.: `Mucin genes and cervical glandular neoplasia.'

PROFESSOR S. PECORELLI, European Institute of Oncology, Milan
11 a.m.: `Debulking surgery in the management of ovarian cancer—the EORTC interval debulking randomised trial and the new study on new adjuvant versus primary debulking.'

MR A. FARTHING, St Mary's Hospital, London
11.30 a.m.: `The use of the laparascope in gynaecological oncology.'

MR I.V. SCOTT, Derby City General Hospital
12 noon: `The European randomised trial of ovarian cancer screening.'

MR R. KATSO
12.30 p.m.: `H-RYK, a novel receptor tyrosine kinase and ovarian cancer.'

DR C.S. HERRINGTON, Royal Liverpool University Hospital
2 p.m.: `Pathology of cervical cancer.'

DR T.P. ROLLASON, Birmingham Women's Hospital, Birmingham
2.30 p.m.: `The differential diagnosis of endocervical glandular lesions.'

DR R.P. SYMONDS, Western Infirmary, Glasgow
3 p.m.: `Chemotherapy for carcinoma of the cervix.'

DR J. ST CLAIR ROBERTS, Cantab Pharmaceuticals Research Ltd., Cambridge
3.30 p.m.: `HPV vaccines and their role in cervical cancer.'

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Nuffield Department of Surgery: changes to seminar arrangements

The `Evidence-based Surgical Trials' will now be held at 6 p.m. (not 4.30 p.m.) on Tuesday, 18 November, in Lecture Theatre 1, the Academic Centre, the John Radcliffe Hospital.

The seminar by Linsay Nicholson on `Immune responses to self and altered self ligands' will now be given at 1 p.m. on Thursday, 27 November (not 4.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 25 November).

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

150th anniversary of the Taylor Institution: Spanish Film Event 2

Film presentation and public interview

JOSÉ LUIS BORAU, President of the Spanish Cinema Academy, will present his latest film Niño nadie (Master Nobody) at 2.15 p.m. on Friday, 7 November, in the Headley Lecture Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum, and give a public interview to Dr Robin Fiddian at 5 p.m. on the same day in Room 3, the Taylor Institution.

Conveners: R.W. Fiddian, MA, Reader in Spanish, and I.D.L. Michael, MA, King Alfonso XIII Professor of Spanish Studies. Dr Fiddian and Professor Michael are also the conveners of the `Nightmares from History' symposium, below.

Nightmares from History

This symposium will be held on Saturday, 8 November, 10 a.m.–1 p.m., in Room 3, the Taylor Institution.

PROFESSOR C. DELEYTO, Zaragoza: `Women and other monsters: Frankenstein and the Mother in El espíritu de la colmená.'

PROFESSOR C. PERRIAM, Newcastle: `North from Granada: Jaime Chávarri's cA un dios desconocido.'

PROFESSOR B. JORDAN, De Montfort: `Refiguring the past in Fernando Trueba's Belle époque.'

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Romance Linguistics Seminar

MR J.C. SMITH will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 13 November, in 47 Wellington Square (basement).

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

Subject: `The expression of perfectivity from Latin to Romance.'

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Jacob Burckhardt centenary lecture

PROFESSOR P.F. GANZ will deliver a Jacob Burckhardt centenary lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 17 November, in the Taylor Institution.

Subject: `Jacob Burckhardt and the study of the Middle Ages.'

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MODERN HISTORY

Special Faculty Lecture

PROFESSOR J. BERGIN, University of Manchester, will deliver the annual Special Faculty Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 21 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `The churches of Counter-Reformation Europe and their bishops.'

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MODERN HISTORY, ORIENTAL STUDIES, AND ANTHROPOLOGY AND GEOGRAPHY

Comparative Islamisation in Indonesia and the Malay world

DR S. HEADLEY, CNRS, Paris, will give a seminar at 2.15 p.m. on Thursday, 13 November, in the Old Bursary, Trinity College.

Conveners: P.B.R. Carey, University Lecturer (CUF) in Modern History, and D. Parkin, MA, Professor of Social Anthropology.

Subject: `The Javanisation of Islamic prayer in contemporary Indonesia.'

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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.

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

DR A. WALTER, London School of Economics
7 Nov.: `Economics, Globalism and Power Politics.'

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

DR G. SEGAL, Director of Studies, IISS, London
21 Nov.: `Power Politics in East Asia and the Pacific.'

MR O. MILES, British Ambassador to Greece, 1993–6
28 Nov.: `Greece and Turkey: a Balkan Problem in the 1990s.'

SIR MARRACK GOULDING, Warden, St Antony's College
5 Dec.: `Power Politics at the United Nations.'

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MUSIC

PROFESSOR REINHARD STROHM will lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Tuesday, 11 November, in the Denis Arnold Hall, the Music Faculty. The lecture is open to the public.

Subject: `Autonomy and context in the history of music.'

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ORIENTAL STUDIES, THEOLOGY

PROFESSOR AVERIL CAMERON will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 19 November, in the House of St Gregory and St Macrina, 1 Canterbury Road.

Conveners: S.P. Brock, MA, D.Phil., Reader in Syriac Studies, and K.T. Ware, MA, D.Phil., Spalding Lecturer in Eastern Orthodox Studies.

Subject: `Constantine and Moses.'

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PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Lectures

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on the days shown in the Lecture Theatre, the Department of Pharmacology.

Convener: A.D. Smith, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Pharmacology.

PROFESSOR J. SELHUB, Tufts University, Boston
Mon. 24 Nov.: `Homocysteine, nutritional regulations, and relationship to vascular disease.'

PROFESSOR SMITH
Tue. 25 Nov.: `Homocysteine as a risk factor for Alzheimer's disease modifiable by diet.'

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Speaker event

The following lectures will be given at 4.30 p.m. on Saturday, 15 November, in the University Museum of Natural History. This speaker event is organised by the Balliol College Medical Society.

SIR ANDREW HUXLEY: `Foresight and hindsight in science.'

PROFESSOR S. GREENFIELD: `Consciousness.'

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DEPARTMENT FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION

All Saints Lecture

THE REVD DR T. MACQUIBAN, Westminster College, will deliver the fourth All Saints Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 6 November, in Lecture Theatre 1, Rewley House.

Subject: `Welfare to work: Protestant and Catholic responses in thought and action.'

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ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE UNIT

An all-day seminar on Oxford's environmental capability will be held on Tuesday, 18 November, 9.15 a.m.–5.30 p.m., in Rhodes House. Entry will be by ticket only. Tickets may be obtained from Ian Curtis, Environmental Change Unit, 5 South Parks Road, Oxford (e-mail: ian.curtis@ecu.ox.ac.uk).

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SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT STUDIES

Interdepartmental Finance Seminars

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

Conveners: A. Ljungqvist, H. Shin, and P. Willmott.

O. HANSCH, Birkbeck College, London
10 Nov.: `Preferencing, internalisation, best execution, and dealer profits.'

H. AHN
17 Nov.: `Optimal hedging strategies for mis-specified asset price models.'

K. NYBORG, London Business School
24 Nov.: `Bidder behaviour in multiple unit auctions: evidence from Swedish Treasury auctions.'

R. NUTTALL
1 Dec.: `Empirical study of the effect of the threat of takeover on UK company performance.'

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Other finance seminars

J. CABALLE will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Friday, 7 November, in Nuffield College.

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GREEN COLLEGE

Radcliffe Lecture 1997

THE HON. DR STAN MUDENGE, Foreign Minister of Zimbabwe, will deliver the Radcliffe Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 13 November, in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

Subject: `Prospects for southern Africa in the twenty-first century.'

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ST ANNE'S COLLEGE

Hoskins Lecture

DR J. BARRY, University of Exeter, will deliver the Hoskins Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 18 November, in the Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's College.

The annual lecture, on some aspect of local history, has been generously endowed by the late Mrs Jean Duffield.

Subject: `The parish in danger? Challenges and responses in England c.1640–1800.'

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ST CROSS COLLEGE

St Cross Visiting Fellow Lecture

PROFESSOR BEN PIMLOTT, Birkbeck College, London, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 18 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Is biography history?'

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WOLFSON COLLEGE

Public Lecture

PROFESSOR A.B. WATTS will deliver a public lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 27 November, in the Hall, Wolfson College.

Subject: `The rise and fall of ocean islands.'

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WESTMINSTER COLLEGE

One-day conference

A one-day conference, with various speakers, will be held on Saturday, 8 November, in Westminster College. Further information is available from the college (telephone: Oxford 247644, ext. 5366 or 5271).

Subject: `In spirit and in truth: worship in the Wesleyan tradition.'

Wesley and Methodist Studies Centre: graduate seminars 1997–8

The following seminars will be held at 6.30 p.m. on Wednesdays in Room E3, Westminster College.

J. VICKERS
3 Dec.: `Religious census of 1851.'

P. FORSAITH
7 Jan.: ` "Mon très cher ami".'

T. MACQUIBAN
4 Feb.: `Child poverty and Methodism.'

J. TAYLOR
4 Mar.: ` "Can anything good come out of Monyash?".'

J. LANDER
1 Apr.: `George Pocock—Tent Methodist.'

M. WELLINGS
6 May: `Wesley Bible Union.'

P. MEADOWS
3 June: `Sanctification.'

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ASSOCIATION FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING: OXFORD BRANCH

Oxford Science Lecture Series

PROFESSOR KAY DAVIES will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 24 November, in the University Museum of Natural History. The lecture is open to the public.

Tickets (including refreshments), costing £1.50, will be available at the door, or in advance from Dr Elizabeth Griffin (e-mail: remg@astro.ox.ac.uk, telephone: Oxford (2)73345).

Subject: `Challenges of muscular dystrophy.'

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OXFORD MEDIEVAL SOCIETY

DR M. STOLZ, Swiss National Science Foundation and Bern University, will lecture at 8.30 p.m. on Thursday, 13 November, in the Lady Brodie Room, St Hilda's College. Wine will be served from 8.15 p.m. New members are welcome.

Subject: `Seven maidens and a chariot: picture cycles of the liberal arts in the medieval tradition deriving from Alain of Lille' (with slides).'

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EUROPEAN AFFAIRS SOCIETY

The following lectures will be given at 8.30 p.m., as shown. PROFESSOR J. REICH, Director, German Genome Project
Thur. 6 Nov., Saskatchewan Room, Exeter College: `Bioethics as a European political issue.'

G. KASPAROV, world chess champion
Fri. 7 Nov., Rhodes House: `Chess: from man to machine.'

R. HILL, intercultural relations specialist and author
Tue. 11 Nov., Harris Building, Oriel College: `Europe: a cocktail of cultures.'

J. URBAN, Polish Minister of Information 1981–9
Thur. 20 Nov., Harris Building, Oriel College: `EU integration: insight from the Polish political scene.'

I. DAVIS, Managing Director, McKinsey & Co., UK
Tue. 25 Nov., Saskatchewan Room, Exeter College: `European companies in the company Europe.'

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