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INAUGURAL LECTURES

Regius Professor of Modern History

PROFESSOR R.J.W. EVANS will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 11 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `The language of history and the history of language.'

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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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CAMERON MACKINTOSH PROFESSOR OF CONTEMPORARY THEATRE

PROFESSOR THELMA HOLT, CBE, will introduce the following lectures, which will be held at 5 p.m. on the days shown in the Bernard Sunley Theatre, St Catherine's College. Admission is free.

Professor Holt will also hold informal meetings on Saturday mornings in which undergraduates can discuss specific areas of the theatre in which they are involved. Further information is available from Holly Kendrick, University Drama Officer (telephone: Oxford 791577).

FRANK MCGUINNESS, playwright
Thur. 7 May: `Ibsen today---contemporary adaptation of the Norwegian classic plays.'

THE RT. HON. PETER MANDELSON, MP, Minister Without Portfolio
Thur. 14 May: `Beyond the Dome.'

S. MENDES, Artistic Director, Donmar Warehouse, and S. RUSSELL-BEALE, actor
Fri. 15 May: `Thersites, Richard III, Ariel, Iago---creating a Shakespearian character on stage.'

S. DALDRY, Director, Royal Court Theatre
Thur. 4 June: `Running a theatre---the opportunity to flourish.'

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CHERWELL--SIMON LECTURE 1998

SIR MARTIN WOOD, OBE, FRS, Deputy Chairman, Oxford Instruments PLC, will deliver the Cherwell-Simon Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Friday, 8 May, in Lecture Theatre A, Zoology/Psychology Building, South Parks Road.

Subject: `Superconductivity, eighty-seven years on—where's it going?'

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BESTERMAN LECTURE 1998

PROFESSOR ROBERT DARNTON will deliver the inaugural Besterman Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 28 May, in the Hall, the Taylor Institution.

Subject: `Policing poetry in Paris, 1749.'

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HALLEY LECTURE 1998

PROFESSOR VERA C. RUBIN, Carnegie Institution of Washington, will deliver the Halley Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 19 May, in the Lecture Theatre, the University Museum.

Subject: `What Halley didn't know about the universe.'

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RADHAKRISHNAN MEMORIAL LECTURES 1997–8

India's Raj: indigenous components and the imperial construction of India

PROFESSOR ROBERT FRYKENBERG will deliver the Radhakrishnan Memorial Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Examination Schools.

Wed. 29 Apr.: `Baniyas, Chettiars, and Dubashis: mercantile contributions to India's construction.'

Mon. 4 May: `Sepoys, Naukars, and Sawars: military contributions to India's conquest.'

Mon. 11 May: `Nayakas, Rayats, and Zamindars: political contributions to India's constitution.'

Mon. 18 May: `Munshis, Pandits, and Vakils: cultural contributions to India's consolidation.'

Wed. 20 May: `Mandalas, Mamul, and Namak: ideological contributions to India's consensus.'

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PROFESSOR OF POETRY

Three poets: D.H. Lawrence, Robert Lowell, Ted Hughes

PROFESSOR JAMES FENTON will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in Lecture Theatre 2, the St Cross Building.

14 May: `D.H. Lawrence.'

21 May: `Robert Lowell.'

28 May: `Ted Hughes.'

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DAVID LEWIS LECTURE

PROFESSOR P. BRIANT, Toulouse, will deliver the third annual David Lewis Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 20 May, in the Garden Quad Auditorium, St John's College.

Subject: `Greek epigraphy and Achaemenid history: from Sardis to Xanthos.'

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THOMAS HARRIOT LECTURE 1998

DR J. ROCHE, Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Oxford, will deliver the Thomas Harriot Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 14 May, in the Champneys Room, Oriel College.

Subject: `Harriot, Oxford, and twentieth- century historiography.'

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RODNEY PORTER MEMORIAL LECTURE

DR J. WALKER, Head of the Dunn School of Nutrition, Cambridge, will deliver the first Rodney Porter Memorial Lecture at 4 p.m. on Monday, 1 June, in the University/Pitt Rivers Museum. The lecture will be followed by a champagne reception. Further details may be obtained from Pauline Rudd (telephone: Oxford (2)75340), Fran Platt (telephone: (2)75725), or Kieran Clarke (telephone: (2)75255).

Subject: `The rotary mechanism of ATP synthesis.'

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ASTOR VISITING LECTURER

Special colloquia

PROFESSOR A.J. LEGGETT, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign and Institute of Theoretical Physics, UCSB, Astor Visiting Lecturer 1998, will hold the following colloquia at 4.15 p.m. on the days shown in the Lindemann Lecture Theatre, the Clarendon Laboratory.

Mon. 1 June: `The current state of play in high-temperature superconductivity.'

Tue. 2 June: `Does quantum mechanics really describe the everyday world?'

Wed. 3 June: `The Bose–Einstein condensed alkali gases: historical context and new vistas.'

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INTER-FACULTY COMMITTEE FOR AFRICAN STUDIES

African Studies Lecture 1998

DR PETER NYOT KOK, visiting professor at the Max Planck Institute, Hamburg, will deliver the African Studies Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 14 May, in the Oakeshott Room, Lincoln College.

Subject: `Islam and the nation state in Africa.'

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BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

History and philosophy of biology

The following lectures, which are intended to be of wide interest, will be held at the times shown in the Sherrington Room, the Department of Physiology. Graduates and undergraduates are welcome to attend. Further details may be obtained from Dr T.J. Horder, Department of Human Anatomy (telephone: (2)72189).

PROFESSOR P. SINGER, Monash
Thur. 14 May, 4 p.m.: `Ethics and the treatment of animals.'

DR H. KAMMINGA, Cambridge
Tue. 19 May, 5 p.m.: `Medical models of causation: the case of the discovery of vitamin deficiency diseases.'

PROFESSOR J. DURANT, Imperial College, London
Tue. 26 May, 5 p.m.: `Public participation in science policy making: the case of the new genetics.'

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CLINICAL MEDICINE

Nuffield Department of Surgery

The following seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Seminar Room, the Nuffield Department of Surgery, Level 6, the John Radcliffe Hospital.

J. PHILLIPS-HUGHES
12 May: `Bedside insertion of tunnelled central venous catheters.'

H. CHEN
19 May: `Control of neuroendocrine differentiation in medullary thyroid and small cell lung tumours.'

DR A. MCKENZIE, Cambridge
26 May: `Interleukin-13 in Th2 cell responses.'

G. SADLER
2 June: `What's new in endocrine surgery.'

R. CORNALL
9 June: `Signalling in B cell tolerance induction.'

A. MOWAT, Glasgow
16 June: `Antigen presentation and the induction of oral tolerance.'

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Imperial Cancer Research Fund: Seminars in Public Health and Epidemiology

The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green College.

DR D. KUH, M. RICHARDS, and R. HARDY, University College, London
12 May: `A life-course approach to women's health.'

PROFESSOR J. CUSZICK, ICRF, London
19 May: to be announced.

DR R. CLARKE, CTSU, Oxford
26 May: `Homocysteine and cardiovascular disease—a meta-analysis of the observational studies.'

DR J. DANESH, CTSU, Oxford
2 June: `Is Helicobacter pylori a cause of gastric neoplasia?'

DR L. YOUNGMAN, CTSU, Oxford
9 June: `Large-scale clinical and epidemiological studies—novel laboratory solutions.'

PROFESSOR J. BELL
16 June: `The genetics of common diseases.'

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LAW

The following seminar will be held at 5.30 p.m. on Friday, 15 May, in the Mary Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College. The meeting will be chaired by Lord Plant. Speakers will include Suzelle Smith and Don Howarth, Senior Partners in Los Angeles law firm Howarth & Smith, Bill Vaughn of the University of California School of Law, and Lord Williams of Mostyn, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, the Home Office.

Subject: `Law and the media.'

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LITERAE HUMANIORES

Seminar and lecture

DR MARGOT SCHMIDT, formerly Deputy Director, Antikenmuseum, Basle, and formerly Professor, University of Basle, will give the following seminar and lecture in the Headley Lecture Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum. The seminar and lecture are given under the auspices of the Beazley Archive and the Archive for Performances of Greek and Roman Drama.

Conveners: D.C. Kurtz, MA, D.Phil., Reader in Archaeology and Beazley Archivist, and O.P. Taplin, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Classical Languages and Literature.

Mon. 25 May, 2.30 p.m., seminar: `Some problematic "readings" of Attic vase paintings.'
Tue. 26 May, 5 p.m.: `Staying or not staying down in the Underworld: Apulian vase paintings of Hades.'

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Gareth Evans Memorial Lecture 1998

PROFESSOR W. KUENNE, Hamburg, will deliver the Gareth Evans Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 26 May, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

Subject: `Simple truth and alethic realism.'

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MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

Applied analysis and mechanics seminars

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in Room L2, the Mathematical Institute. Details of the 25 May seminar will be announced later.

T. IWANIEC, Syracuse
11 May: `New perspectives on rank-one convexity.'

R.L. PEGO, Maryland
18 May: `Instability in the Lifshitz- Slyozov-Wagner theory of domain coarsening.'

J. CARR, Heriot-Watt
1 June: to be announced.

G. ALBERTI, Pisa
8 June: `Calibrations for the Mumford- Shah functional and a conjecture by De Giorgi.'

M. SILHAVY, Prague
15 June: `On rotationally invariant rank 1 convex functions.'

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Probability, Statistics, and Operations Research Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Department of Statistics. There will be an additional seminar on Thursday, 21 May, at 4 p.m.

Conveners: P. Clifford, MA, Reader in Mathematical Statistics, and A.M. Etheridge, MA, D.Phil., CUF Lecturer in Mathematics.

PROFESSOR P. GRAMBSCH, Minneapolis
14 May: `Luteinizing hormone pulsatility in depressed women: comparison of data analysis methods.'

PROFESSOR L.N. TREFETHEN
21 May: `Eigenvalues and card shuffling: the cutoff phenomenon in Markov chains.'

PROFESSOR E.B. HOOK, Berkeley
21 May: 4 p.m: `Applications of capture- -recapture analysis to epidemiology.'

PROFESSOR M. KIMMEL, Rice
28 May: ` Population dynamics coded in DNA: history of growth and migrations of modern humans.'

PROFESSOR E. DE ALBA, ITAM
4 June: `A Bayesian model for multiple trend breaks and unit roots'

PROFESSOR R. HARTLEY, Keele
11 June: `Modelling the demand for lottery tickets.'

DR D. CRISSAN, ICSTM
18 June: to be announced.

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Taylor Institution Sesquicentennial Lectures, 1997–8: languages and literatures of Europe

The following lectures, which are given to mark the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Taylor Institution, will take place at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Lecture Hall, the Taylor Institution.

ACADEMICIAN M.L. GASPAROV, Academy Institute of the Russian Language, Moscow
13 May: `Analysis v. interpretation: two poems by Osip Mandelstam about Gothic cathedrals' (in English).

PROFESSOR G. SIFAKIS, Thessaloniki and New York
27 May: `Folk songs of the Cretan mountains: a semiotic reading' (in English).

PROFESSOR W. EMMERICH, Bremen: `
3 June: `Versungen und vertan?: Rückblicke auf 40 Jahre DDR-Literatur.'

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III Forum for Iberian studies: insights into 1898

The Forum will be held on Saturday, 23 May, in Queen's College.

Conveners: I.D.L. Michael, MA, King Alfonso XIII Professor of Spanish Studies, and J.D. Rutherford, MA, D.Phil., Faculty Lecturer in Spanish and Director of the Centre for Galician Studies.

DR RUTHERFORD
10.30 a.m.: presentation.

C. PATTERSON
10.45 a.m.: `Landscape, philosophy, identity: a Galician response to the legacy of 1898.'

DR J.P. RUBIÉS, Reading
11.15 a.m.: `The impact of 1898 in Catalonia: the search for a new empire.'

DR C. REDKNAPP, Cardiff
12.15 p.m.: `Language policy and linguistic awareness in the Basque country: an appraisal.'

PROFESSOR J. BUTT, King's College, London
12.45 p.m.: `En torno al casticismo and the development of Unamuno's ideas.'

PROFESSOR MICHAEL (chairman)
2.45 p.m.: round table.

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Lecture

DR REGINE OTTO, Stiftung Weimarer Klassik, will talk about the history and work of the Weimar research institutions at 8.30 p.m. on Monday, 11 May, in Worcester College.

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

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French literature from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment

The following seminars will be held at 5.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Quickswood Room, Keble College.

Conveners: Dr G.J. Mallinson, Dr M.N. Hawcroft, and Dr R. Goulbourne.

N. SCHAPIRA, Paris I, and M. BOMBART, Paris III
14 May: `L'étrange Monsieur de Balzac (Jean-Louis Guez de) et l'histoire.'

J. CAMPBELL, Glasgow
28 May: `Andromaque and the Augustinian inheritance.'

A. MOSS, Durham
11 June: `Renaissance truth and the Latin linguistic turn.'

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MODERN HISTORY

Seminar in Social and Cultural History, 1500–1800

The following seminars will be held at 8.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Hovenden Room, All Souls College.

Conveners: R. Briggs, MA, Special Lecturer in Modern History, and F. Dabhoiwala, MA, D.Phil., Post- Doctoral Research Fellow, All Souls College.

PROFESSOR J. DE VRIES, Berkeley
12 May: `Did a consumer culture emerge before the Industrial Revolution?'

PROFESSOR R. DARNTON, Princeton
19 May: `Policing poetry in Paris, 1749.'

DR G. HUDSON, Wellcome Institute, London
26 May: `The body and the state in early modern England.'

MS A. SHEPHARD
2 June: `Manhood, patriarchy, and economic status in early modern England.'

DR N. KENNY, Cambridge
9 June: `Curiositas in German university disserations, 1652--1714.'

R. WALINSKI-KIEHL, Portsmouth
16 June: `Men as witches and male witch-hunting in early modern Germany.'

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MUSIC

Public lecture

PROFESSOR R. STEVENSON will lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 20 May, in the Denis Arnold Hall, the Music Faculty. The lecture will be open to the public.

Subject: `Recent researches in Portuguese and Brazilian music history.'

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Master-class

ROSALYN TURECK will give a series of master-classes for pianists and harpsichordists on Tuesdays of first to fifth weeks, and seventh week, of Trinity Term, 2–4 p.m., in the Denis Arnold Hall, the Faculty of Music.

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ORIENTAL STUDIES

Lectures in Korean Studies 1998

DR K. WELLS, Professor of Korean History, Australian National University, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 12 May, in the New Lecture Theatre, the Nissan Institute, St Antony's College.

Convener: J.B. Lewis, MA, Korea Foundation University Lecturer in Korean.

Subject: `Providence and power: Korean Protestant responses to Japanese colonialism.'

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PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Materials Modelling Laboratory Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 1.15 p.m. on Fridays in Lecture Room 7, the Engineering and Technology Building.

Conveners: D.G. Pettifor, MA, Isaac Wolfson Professor of Metallurgy, and P.S. Grant, D.Phil., Research Fellow, Department of Materials.

DR A.H. HARKER, University College, London
8 May: `Modelling surfaces and interfaces in ceramics.'

PROFESSOR A. COCKS, Leicester
15 May: `Strategies for the modelling of microstructure evolution in engineering materials.'

DR A. SHERRY, AEA Technology
22 May: `The modelling of failure mechanisms for structural integrity assessment.'

PROFESSOR P. LITTLEWOOD, Cambridge
29 May: `Modelling the magnetoresistance of manganese oxides and other metallic ferromagnets.'

PROFESSOR M. BROWN, Cambridge
5 June: `Modelling cyclic plasticity and the fatigue strength of metals.' (In association with OCIAM)

DR J. MELROSE, Cambridge
12 June: `The shear flow of particle colloids, jamming, thickening, and the influence of polymers.' (Interdepartmental Polymer Seminar)

DR R. REED, Cambridge
19 June: `The status of processing modelling at the University of Cambridge/Rolls-Royce UTC.'

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Interdepartmental Polymer Seminars

The following seminars will be given as indicated.

Convener: P. Buckley, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in Engineering Science.

PROFESSOR D. BATCHELOR, Leeds
Thur. 7 May, 2.15 p.m., Hume Rothery Lecture Theatre, Department of Materials: `Raman microscopy of polymers: confocal, direct imaging, and scanning near field.'

PROFESSOR B.W. BROOKS, Loughborough
Tue. 26 May, 4.15 p.m., Lecture Room 6, Thom Building: `Drop behaviour in suspension polymerisation of vinyl monomers.'

DR J. MELROSE, Cambridge
Fri. 12 June, 1.15 p.m., Lecture Room 7, Engineering and Technology Building: `The shear flow of particle colloids, jamming, thickening, and the influence of polymers.'

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Civil Engineering Colloquia

The following colloquia will be held on Fridays in the Engineering and Technology Building. Unless otherwise indicated, they will take place at 2 p.m. in Lecture Room 8.

Details of the 29 May meeting will be announced later. Visitors from outside Oxford are advised to telephone Oxford (2)73162 prior to travelling to confirm that there have been no late changes and to book parking permits if required.

Convener: G.T. Houlsby, MA, Professor of Civil Engineering.

PROFESSOR R.K. ROWE, Western Ontario
15 May: `Geosynthetics and the migration through barrier systems beneath solid waste.'

PROFESSOR J.C.I. DOOGE
22 May, Lecture Room 1, 5 p.m.: `Future management of the water environment.' (Lubbock Lecture)

PROFESSOR A.N. SCHOFIELD, Cambridge
5 June: `Taylor's interlocking, and "false" cohesion.'

PROFESSOR R. PARK, Canterbury, New Zealand
12 June: `The capacity design of reinforced concrete moment resisting frames for earthquake resistance.'

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Oxford Centre for Advanced Materials and Composites

The OCAMAC Industrial Lecture

PROFESSOR B. EYRE, formerly Deputy Chairman, AE Technology, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 15 May, in Lecture Room 1, the Thom Building, the Department of Engineering Science.

Subject: `Sustainable energy—a role for nuclear?'

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SOCIAL STUDIES

PROFESSOR A.E. DICK HOWARD, School of Law, University of Virginia, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 14 May, in the Clay Room, Nuffield College.

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

Subject: `The Rehnquist Court comes of age.'

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SOCIAL STUDIES, GREEN COLLEGE

PROFESSOR STEIN RINGEN will lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 14 May, in the E.P. Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green College. All are welcome to attend.

Subject: `Precariousness, social assistance, and social work.'

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RESEARCH LABORATORY FOR ARCHAEOLOGY AND THE HISTORY OF ART

The following seminars will be held at 10.30 a.m. on Thursdays in the Library, the Research Laboratory for Archaeology.

Convener: M.S. Tite, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Archaeological Science.

A. JONES, Glasgow
7 May: `Pots and people: the analysis of artefacts and the construction of a biography of things.'

P. DOLUKHANOV, Newcastle
21 May: `C14 chronologies for eastern Europe: the present state, problems, and perspectives.'

I. FREESTONE, British Museum
4 June: `Glassmaking in the early medieval period.'

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ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM

PROFESSOR J. RUSSELL, British Columbia, will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Monday, 11 May, in the Lecture Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum. The lecture is one of the Alan Hall Memorial Lectures sponsored by the British Institute of Archaeology, Ankara.

Subject: `Chasing Roman soldiers.'

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COMPUTING LABORATORY

Departmental seminars

The following seminars will be held at 4.15 p.m. on Tuesdays in the OUCL Lecture Theatre.

The co-ordinators are Professor W.F. McColl (telephone: (2)73829), and Professor L.N. Trefethen (telephone: (2)73886).

PROFESSOR O. HAUGEN, Oslo
12 May: `TIMe for dialectic software development.'

SIR ROGER PENROSE
2 June: `Mathematics, computation, and the mind.'

PROFESSOR J. DONGARRA, Tennessee
9 June: `High-performance computing, numerical libraries, and trends.'

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DEPARTMENT FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION

The following events for the interested layperson, and open to all, will be held as shown. Further information is available from Mrs Hazel Richards, Administrator, Day and Weekend Schools, the Department for Continuing Education, Rewley House (telephone: Oxford (2)70380, e- mail: Hazel.Richards@Conted.ox.ac.uk).

Sat. 30 May, from 10 a.m., John Radcliffe Hospital: Multiple Sclerosis. Fee £30.50 with lunch, £24 without lunch.

Sat. 13 June, from 9.20 a.m., John Radcliffe Hospital: Depression. Fee £31.50 with lunch, £25 without lunch.

Sat. 20 June–Sun. 21 June, from 10.45 a.m., Rewley House: Evolution. Fees from £32.

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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL STUDIES

Research seminars

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in Lecture Room 1, the Department of Educational Studies, 15 Norham Gardens.

PROFESSOR C. HOYLES and PROFESSOR R. NOSS, Institute of Education, University of London
11 May: `Rebuilding mathematical meanings in practice.'

PROFESSOR S. BROWN, Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Professor of Education, Stirling University
25 May: `Accessing how staff in special schools make sense of what they do.'

DR J. TOOLEY, School of Education, University of Manchester
1 June: `A critique of educational research.'

MS L. SAUNDERS, National Foundation of Educational Research
8 June: `Who or what is school "self"-evaluation for?'

A. HIGGINS, Chief Executive, UCAS
15 June: `Access to higher education: will it ever be the same again?'

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EUROPEAN HUMANITIES RESEARCH CENTRE

Archive of performances of Greek and Roman drama

Corrigendum

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.

This notice replaces that published in the Gazette of 30 April, p. 1132, which incorrectly stated that Dr Flashar's lecture would be given in the EHRC.

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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OXFORD CENTRE FOR HEBREW AND JEWISH STUDIES

The following public lectures will be held at 8.15 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Common Room, Yarnton Manor.

DR A. ARIELI-HOROWITZ, Tel Aviv, P. COCKBURN, The Independent, DR E. HOROWITZ, Bar-Ilan, and PROFESSOR A. SHLAIM
13 May: `Israel's next fifty years: a symposium.'

R. NETTLER, OCHJS, and DR S. TAJI-FAROUKI, Durham
20 May: `Intellectual traditions and modern politics.' (Book launch: Muslim–Jewish Encounters)

DR C. BERLIN, Harvard University Library
27 May: `Hebrew and Yiddish collections in the Harvard College Library.'

DR N. DE LANGE, Cambridge
3 June: `The life and thought of Ignaz Maybaum.' (Louis Jacobs Lecture Series)

PROFESSOR H. SOLOVEITCHIK, Yeshiva University
10 June: `Responsa as an historical source.'

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QUEEN ELIZABETH HOUSE

Economic Development Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House.

D. MCNEILL, Centre for Development and the Environment, Oslo
7 May: `Interdisciplinary research on environment and development.'

V. FITZGERALD, Finance and Trade Policy Research Centre
14 May: `The multilateral agreement on investment: threat or opportunity for developing countries?'

F. STEWART
28 May: `The economic and social causes of conflict: findings of the WIDER project.'

J. KNIGHT
4 June: `Labour market reform and poverty.'

M. RAO, Massachusetts
11 June: `Development in the time of globalisation.'

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Special Lecture

CLARE SHORT, MP, Secretary of State for International Development, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 21 May, in Keble College.

Subject: `The White Paper on the Government's new approach to international development.'

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Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women

Barbara E. Ward Commemorative Lecture

DR M. JASCHOK, Monash University, will deliver the Barbara E. Ward Commemorative Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 20 May, in the Taylor Institution. Further details may be obtained from the Centre (telephone: Oxford (2)73644, fax: (2)736707, e-mail: ccrw@qeh.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `A mosque of one's own—Chinese women, Islam, and sexual equality (nan-nu pingdeng).'

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BRASENOSE COLLEGE

Tanner Lectures on Human Values 1998

What money can't buy: the moral limits of markets

MICHAEL SANDEL, Harvard, will deliver the Tanner Lectures on Human Values at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Examination Schools.
Mon. 11 May: `Commodification, commercialisation, and privatisation.'

Tue. 12 May: `Markets, morals, and the public sphere.'

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GREEN COLLEGE

Alan Emery Lecture

PROFESSOR V. DUBOWITZ, Emeritus Professor of Paediatrics, University of London, will deliver the Alan Emery Lecture at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, 20 May, in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

Subject: `The floppy infant: from the cradle to the genes.'

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HARRIS MANCHESTER COLLEGE

Idreos Lectures in Science and Religion

PROFESSOR W.B. DREES, University of Twente and Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, will deliver the Idreos Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following days in Harris Manchester College.
Wed. 13 May: `From nothing until now: faith in the natural history of our universe.'

Thur. 14 May: `Spirituality or superstition? Criteria for quality in science, religion, and popular culture.'

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PEMBROKE COLLEGE

Blackstone Lecture

LORD NOLAN will deliver the twenty-second Blackstone Lecture at 11.30 a.m. on Saturday, 16 May, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

Subject: `Government, ethics, and the law.'

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Latin American Centre

Religion and politics in nineteenth- and twentieth- century Mexico

This workshop will be held on Tuesday, 19 May, in 1 Church Walk.

PROFESSOR E. VAN YOUNG, UCSD and Center for US–Mexican Studies
10 a.m.: `Religion and popular protest in the Mexican Insurgency, 1810–21.'

PROFESSOR D. BRADING, Cambridge
11.30 a.m.: `Guadalupanismo in late nineteenth-century Mexico.'

PROFESSOR A. BANTJES, Wyoming
2.15 p.m.: `Revolutionary iconoclasm and anticlericalism in 1930s Mexico.'

K. BOYLAN
3 p.m.: `Catholic women's mobilisation in 1930s Mexico.'

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Middle East Centre

Hamid Enayat Lecture

PROFESSOR NASSER PAKDAMMAN, Professor of Economics, University of Paris, will deliver the fifteenth Hamid Enayat Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 21 May, in the New Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Subject: `History, tapes, and memory—the class of 1950 at Dar ol-Fonoun.'

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Elliott Lecture

JOHN BROWNE, Group Chief Executive, BP, will deliver the annual Elliott Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 4 June, in the New Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Subject: `International relations—the new agenda for business.'

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ST HUGH'S COLLEGE

Henry Rowlatt Bickley Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR QUENTIN SKINNER, Regius Professor of Modern History, Cambridge, will deliver the sixteenth Henry Rowlatt Bickley Memorial Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 19 May, in the Mordan Hall, St Hugh's College.

Subject: `The imagery of government in the Italian Renaissance.'

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TRINITY COLLEGE

Richard Hillary Memorial Lecture

P.D. JAMES will deliver the Richard Hillary Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 13 May, in the St Cross Building.

Subject: `Mystery and mayhem: the craft of the detective story.'

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FRIENDS OF THE PITT RIVERS MUSEUM

Beatrice Blackwood Lecture

DR SCHUYLER JONES, formerly Director, the Pitt Rivers Museum, will deliver the Beatrice Blackwood Lecture at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, 20 May, in the Inorganic Chemistry Lecture Theatre, South Parks Road. The lecture is open to the public. Enquiries may be made to 01491 873276, or Oxford 794617.

Subject: `Beatrice Blackwood: curator, fieldworker, teacher, friend.'

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RUSKIN COLLEGE

Politics Forum

The following lectures, which are open to the public, will be held as shown in the Raphael Samuel Hall, Ruskin College. Admission is free.

PROFESSOR I. MCLEAN
Thur. 7 May, 7.30 p.m.: `Prospects for devolution.'

DR S. HOWE, Tutor in Politics, Ruskin College
Mon. 11 May, 2 p.m.: `The 1798 Irish Revolution and its bicentenary: politics, memory, and history.'

M. SOUTHCOTT, Labour Campaign for Electoral Reform
Thur. 14 May, 7.30 p.m.: `Labour and electoral reform.'

P. HUDIS, News and Letter, USA
Mon. 18 May, 2 p.m.: `The philosophy of Marxist-humanism.'

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