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INAUGURAL LECTURES

Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity

THE REVD CANON PROFESSOR JOHN WEBSTER will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 28 October, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Theological theology.'

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John M. Olin Visiting Professor in American Government

PROFESSOR N.W. POLSBY will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 1 December, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `A revolution in Congress?'

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CYRIL FOSTER LECTURE 1997

DR PIERRE HASSNER, Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches Internationales, Paris, will deliver the 1997 Cyril Foster Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 23 October, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `The bourgeois and the barbarian: war and peace in the post-military age.'

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CARLYLE LECTURES 1997

Before God died: enlightenment, revolution, and the genesis of the socialist Utopia

PROFESSOR GARETH STEDMAN JONES, King's College, Cambridge, will deliver the Carlyle Lectures at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Examination Schools.

A seminar for discussion of the lectures will be held on Tuesdays (weeks 1–6), at 11 a.m., in the Trevor Roper Room, the Modern History Building.

13 Oct.: `1989–1789: a new history of the rise and fall of the socialist Utopia'.

20 Oct.: ` "How to end the Revolution?": dechristianisation, the search for a new "spiritual power" and the genesis of "socialism" in France'.

27 Oct.: `Millennium and Enlightenment: Robert Owen's "Second Coming of the Truth" '.

3 Nov.: `Science and providence: the cosmology of socialism from Fourier to Engels'.

10 Nov.: ` "All shall work": Saint-Simon and the critique of political economy'.

17 Nov.: `The invention of socialist politics: the strange marriage of "spiritual power" and the ancient republicanism'.

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CLARENDON LECTURES IN ECONOMICS 1997

Incentives and the political economy of regulation

PROFESSOR J.-J. LAFFONT, Toulouse, will deliver the Clarendon Lectures in Economics at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Gulbenkian Theatre, the St Cross Building.
Tue. 28 Oct.: `Inflexible rules against political discretion.'

Wed. 29 Oct.: `Optimising the structure of regulation.'

Thur. 30 Oct.: `Regulation and interest groups.'

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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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ISAIAH BERLIN VISITING PROFESSOR IN THE HISTORY OF IDEAS

The politics of history and the English Enlightenment PROFESSOR J.G.A. POCOCK, Sir Isaiah Berlin Visiting Professor in the History of Ideas 1997–8, will lecture as follows at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Examination Schools.

16 Oct.: `Setting the scene: history, Britain, and Europe.'

23 Oct.: `The politics of history and historiography.'

30 Oct.: `The politics of history: the subaltern and the subversive.'

6 Nov.: `The history of ideas and the question of Enlightenment.'

13 Nov.: `The counter-enlightenments and the question of history.'

20 Nov.: `Hegehogs, foxes, and lions: the future of sovereignty and history.'

Professor Pocock will be available to see students at 11 a.m. on Fridays of weeks 1–6 (17 October to 21 November) in the Seminar Room, Corpus Christi College.

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DAVID OPPENHEIMER MEMORIAL LECTURE 1997

PROFESSOR GEORGE WELLS, Emeritus Professor of German, Birkbeck College, London, will deliver the sixth David Oppenheimer Memorial Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Saturday, 11 October, in the Old Library, the University Church.

The lecture will be followed by a concert at 7.30 p.m. in the University Church which will include the first performance of a piece of music composed by David Oppenheimer, together with works by Copland, Britten, and Poulenc.

Subject: `The origin of language.'

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ANTHROPOLOGY AND GEOGRAPHY

School of Geography: research seminars

The following seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Staff Common Room, the School of Geography.

Conveners: G.L. Clark, MA, Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography, A.S. Goudie, MA, Professor of Geography, and G.C.K. Peach, MA, Professor of Social Geography.

PROFESOR M. DEAR, Southern California
14 Oct.: `Taking Los Angeles seriously.'

DR D. BOWMAN, Wildlife Research Unit, Australia
21 Oct.: `Marsupial megafauna overkill: were the Aborigines superhuman hunters?'

DR A. GUERRA, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
28 Oct.: `The use of a rainfall simulator in investigating rill initiation.'

PROFESSOR W. BRADSHAW
4 Nov.: `What does an integrated transport policy mean?'

DR A. PARKER
11 Nov.: `The mid-Holocene elm decline—an unresolved enigma.'

DR S. VERTOVEC
18 Nov.: `Transnational communities.'

DR A. LEYSHON, Bristol
25 Nov.: `The quantitative revolution in retail banking: new geographies of financial inclusion and exclusion.'

MS J. ADAMS, OECD, Paris
2 Dec.: `The Basel convention on hazard waste.'

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Southern Africa seminars

The following seminars will be held at 4.45 p.m. on Fridays in the School of Geography.

Convener: A. Lemon, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer (CUF) in Geography.

W. BEINART
17 Oct.: `Apartheid and the environment: an introduction.'

DR A. BINNS, Sussex
24 Oct.: `Local economic development in South Africa.'

DR D. POTTS, SOAS
31 Oct.: `Housing in South Africa and Southern Africa.'

DR R. GIBB, Plymouth
7 Nov.: `The South Africa–European Union Free Trade Area and its impact on the Southern African Customs Union.'

DR J. ROBINSON, LSE
14 Nov.: `Revising Apartheid: urban administration from a post-colonial perspective.'

PROFESSOR M. LIPTON, Sussex
21 Nov.: `The debate about rural reform in South Africa.'

PROFESSOR A. GILBERT, University College, London
28 Nov.: `South African housing: a Latin American perspective.'

DR J. SIDWAY, Birmingham
5 Dec.: `The Southern African Development Community.'

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Gender and geogaphy

The following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in the Staff Common Room, the School of Geography.

Conveners: Dr P. Daley, H. Crawley-Lyon, and Ben Page.

I. YNGSTROM
16 Oct.: `Negotiating access to land: gender and land registration in Tanzania.'

H. JARVIS, LSE
23 Oct.: `The tangled webs we weave: biographical representation of household divisions of labour.'

F. SMITH, Dundee
30 Oct.: `Escaping the double burden? Home and work for eastern Germany's women.'

A. BEE and J. WELLENS, Leicester
6 Nov.: `Gender and natural resources.'

D. WRIGHT, Southampton
13 Nov.: `Sexuality, communality, and urban space: a study of negotiated senses of gay communities in Brighton.'

F. CALLARD, Johns Hopkins
20 Nov.: `The body in current geographical thought.'

J. BINNIE, Liverpool John Moores
27 Nov.: `Geographies of sexualities.'

M. LOWE, Southampton
4 Dec.: `Single career women.'

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BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics

The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Fridays in Lecture Theatre 1, the Department of Biochemistry.

Convener: L.N. Johnson, MA, David Phillips Professor of Molecular Biophysics.

DR V. FULOP
17 Oct.: `Prolyl oligopeptidase: a [beta]-propeller regulates cytosolic proteolysis.'

DR D. BARFORD
31 Oct.: `Structural studies of protein phosphatases: from the cell surface to the cell cycle.'

DR H.R. SAIBIL, Birkbeck College, London
7 Nov.: `The molecular basis of chaperonin action.'

DR R.B. RUSSELL, SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals
14 Nov.: `Analogous and homologous protein folds: sequence and structure conservation.'

DR G. DIVITA, CRBM-CNRS, Montpellier
28 Nov.: `Structure/function relationships of the CDK/Cyclin complexes.'

PROFESSOR R.E. DICKERSON, Los Angeles
5 Dec.: `Sequence dependent conformation and molecular recognition in B-DNA.'

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Department of Plant Sciences

The following seminars will be given at 4 p.m. in the Large Lecture Theatre, the Department of Plant Sciences. With the exception of the first meeting, to be held on Monday, 13 October, the meetings will take place on Thursdays.

DR J. ROHOSINSKI, Iowa State University
13 Oct: `The photosynthetic response of Chlorella cells infected with a large DNA containing virus.'

PROFESSOR J.L. HARWOOD, University of Wales
23 Oct: `Herbicides which affect plant lipid synthesis.'

PROFESSOR P. ATTIWILL, University of Melbourne
30 Oct: `The world's tallest flowering plant: eucalypts, disturbance and resilience.'

DR M. MAY, University of Ghent
13 Nov: `How plants cope with stress.'

DR P.B. RAINEY
27 Nov: `Adaptive radiation in a heterogeneous environment.'

DR J. DENNECKE, University of York
4 Dec: `The endoplasmic reticulum of plants, starting point of an exciting biosynthetical pathway.'

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CLINICAL MEDICINE

Department of Psychiatry

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Seminar Room, the Department of Psychiatry, the Warneford Hospital.

Convener: G.G. Goodwin, DM, Handley Professor of Psychiatry.

PROFESSOR T. BURNS, St George's Hospital Medical School, London
21 Oct.: `Intensive case management.'

DR S.H. LOVESTONE, Institute of Psychiatry, London
4 Nov.: `Genetics of Alzheimer's disease from the laboratory to the clinic.'

DR P.J. MCKENNA, Cambridge Psychiatric Rehabilitation Service
18 Nov.: `Memory impairment in schizophrenia.'

PROFESSOR I. GOODYEAR, Section of Orthopaedic Psychiatry, Douglas House, Cambridge
25 Nov.: `First episode depression in childhood and adolescence.'

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Institute of Molecular Medicine

The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Fridays in the John Radcliffe Hospital. The seminars on 17 October and 28 November will be held in Lecture Theatre 2, Academic Street; all other seminars will take place in the Seminar Room (Room 215), the Institute of Molecular Medicine.

DR G. BATES, Guy's Hospital
10 Oct.: `Mouse models of Huntingdon's disease.'

PROFESSOR K. SIKORA, Hammersmith Hospital
17 Oct.: `Gene therapy for cancer.'

PROFESSOR C. SVANBORG, Lund
24 Oct: To be announced.

PROFESSOR G. SALMOND, Cambridge
31 Oct.: `Quorum sensing and global regulation of virulence and antibiotic production in the enteric phytopathogen, Erwinia.'

PROFESSOR C. WATTS, Dundee
7 Nov.: `Capture and processing of exogenous antigens for presentation on MHC molecules.'

PROFESSOR P. BEVERLEY, Edward Jenner Institute
14 Nov.: `T cell clonality and immunological memory.'

DR R. GIBBONS
21 Nov.: `ATR-X syndrome—a transcription factor disease?'

DR D. LANE
28 Nov.: `Regulation of p53 protein function targets.'

PROFESSOR M. ASHBURNER, Cambridge
5 Dec.: `The role of SOX-box genes in the development of Drosophila.'

DR P. CLARKE, Manchester
12 Dec.: `Control of the cell cycle and apoptosis in Xenopus egg extracts.'

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Oxford Eye Hospital and Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology

Postgraduate Lecture Programme

The following lectures will be given at the times shown on Mondays. Unless otherwise stated, they will take place in the Lecture Theatre, the Oxford Eye Hospital (first floor), the Radcliffe Infirmary.

Journal Club meetings will be held on 13 October (3.30 p.m.), 10 November (4.15 p.m.), 17 and 24 November (both 2.30 p.m.), and 8 December (4.15 p.m.).

Consultation clinics will be held at 2 p.m. on 3 November and 1 December. Medical audits will be held at 2.30 p.m. on 20 October and 5 p.m. on 17 November. The following will be announced later: details of the 1 p.m. lecture on 13 October, 3, 10, 17, and 24 November, and 1 December; and details of the 2.30 p.m. lecture on 15 December (the final meeting of term).

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

13 October
DR PEGGY FRITH
2 p.m.: `Fluorescein angiogram teaching.'

MR J. ELSTON and DR P. ANSLOW
2.30 p.m., Radiology Department, Radcliffe Infirmary: `Neuro-radiology.'

DR PEGGY FRITH
4.15 p.m.: `Medical ophthalmology.'

MR S. DAYA, Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead
5.30 p.m.: `Stem cell transplantation.'

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20 October
DR I. GIPSON, USA
1 p.m., the Library, the Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology: `Mucin gene expression by ocular surface epithelia.'

DR PEGGY FRITH
2 p.m.: `Fluorescein angiogram teaching.'

MR K. NISCHAL
3.30 p.m.: `High frequency ocular ultrasound.'

MR J. ELSTON
4.15 p.m.: `Neuro-ophthalmology.'

MR J. SLOPER, Moorfields Eye Hospital
5.30 p.m.: `Electrophysiology of normal and abnormal binocular vision.'

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27 October
DR B. NAGYOVA
1 p.m., the Library: `What causes surface tension and viscosity of tears?'

DR PEGGY FRITH
2 p.m.: `Fluorescein angiogram teaching.'

Oxford Eye Hospital Orthoptist
2.30 p.m.: Orthoptics lecture.

MR J. ELSTON
3.30 p.m.: `Neuro-ophthalmology.'

MR I. BYREN
4.15 p.m.: `Chlamydial eye disease.'

MR G. KIRKBY, Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre
5.30 p.m.: `Controversies in the management of ocular trauma.'

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3 November
MR T. BURTON, West Norwich Hospital
5.30 p.m.: `Phakoemulsification complications.'

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10 November
DR PEGGY FRITH
2 p.m.: `Fluorescein angiogram teaching.'

MR J. ELSTON and DR P. ANSLOW
2.30 p.m., Radiology Department, Radcliffe Infirmary: `Neuro-radiology.'

DR A. HILL
3.30 p.m.: `Dark adaptometry and contrast sensitivity.'

MR D. WONG, St Paul's Eye Unit, Liverpool
5.30 p.m.: `The mode of action of internal tamponade.'

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17 November
DR PEGGY FRITH
2 p.m.: `Fluorescein angiogram teaching.'

MR J. ELSTON, DR B. MCDONALD, and DR P. ANSLOW
3.30 p.m.: `Neuro-ophthalmology, neuro- pathology, and neuro-radiology.'

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24 November
DR PEGGY FRITH
2 p.m.: `Fluorescein angiogram teaching.'

MR J. ELSTON
3.30 p.m.: `Neuro-ophthalmology.'

DR PEGGY FRITH
4.15 p.m.: `Medical ophthalmology.'

MR R. DOWNES, Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham
5.30 p.m.: `Surgical management of dysthyroid eye disease.'

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1 December
MR PENG KHAW, Moorfields Eye Hospital
5.30 p.m.: `Optimising glaucoma filtration surgery.'

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8 December
DR PEGGY FRITH
2 p.m.: `Fluorescein angiogram teaching.'

MR J. ELSTON and DR P. ANSLOW
2.30 p.m., Radiology Department, Radcliffe Infirmary: `Neuro-radiology.'

DR A. HILL
3.30 p.m.: `Ophthalmic diagnosis.'

MR HUNG CHENG
5.30 p.m.: `Comparing ECCE to phako surgery.'

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LITERAE HUMANIORES

PROFESSOR G. SEEL, Berne, will give the following seminars at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Ryle Room, the Philosophy Centre.

Conveners: S. Bobzien, MA, D.Phil., and R.L. Judson, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturers (CUF) in Philosophy.

15 Oct.: ` "Ammonius" semantics of the assertoric sentence.'

22 Oct.: `Truth-values and their modalization in Ammonius.'

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MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

Department of Statistics: probability, statistics, and operations research seminars

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Department of Statistics.

Convener: P. Clifford, MA, Reader in Mathematical Statistics.

PROFESSOR P. DRAPER, Bath
16 Oct.: `Causal inference via MCMC.'

PROFESSOR T. SEIDENFELD, Carnegie Mellon
23 Oct.: `Bayesian coherence with more than one agent.'

DR W.J. FITZGERALD, Cambridge
30 Oct.: `Applications of Bayesian methods to signal processing.'

PROFESSOR P. DAWID, UCL
6 Nov.: `Who needs counter-factuals?'

DR R.J. GIBBEN, Cambridge
13 Nov.: `Measurement-based connection admission control.'

DR N. SHEPHARD
20 Nov.: `Filtering via simulation: auxiliary particle filters.'

T.S. RICHARDSON, Massey
27 Nov.: `Ancestral graphs: representing Markov properties of acyclic directed graphs under marginalisation and conditionalisation.'

PROFESSOR A. AZZALINI, Padua
4 Dec.: `The skew-normal distribution.'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Lectures on Greek literature

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on the days shown in 47 Wellington Square.

Convener: P.A. Mackridge, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Modern Greek.

PROFESSOR N. VAYENAS, Athens
Thur. 16 Oct.: `The distortion of Andreas Kalvos.' (In Greek)

PROFESSOR P. BIEN
Wed. 22 Oct.: `The historical accuracy (or inaccuracy) of Kazantzakis's description of a Cretan revolt in O Kapetan Michalis (Freedom and Death).'

N. STANGOS
Thur. 6 Nov.: `The poetry of Takis Papatsonis: a marginalised modern master.'

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Karagiozis: Greek shadow theatre

EVGENIOS SPATHARIS will give a performance of Karagiozis at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 30 October, in Room 2, the Taylor Institution.

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French literature from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Quickswood Room, Keble College.

Conveners: J. Mallinson, J. Hawcroft, and R. Goulbourne.

DR GOULBOURNE
16 Oct.: `The eighteenth-century `Querelle des Vers' and Jean du Castre d'Auvigny's La Tragédie en prose.'

D. CLARKE, King's College, London
30 Oct.: `On allusiveness and ideology in La Princesse de Clèves.'

J. DUNKLEY, Aberdeen
27 Nov.: `Nicolas Boindin and the re- presentation of alterity.'

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Lectures to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Taylor Institution

PROFESSOR P. BOITANI, Rome (La Sapienza), will deliver the first in the series of memorial lectures at 5 p.m. on Monday, 20 October, in the Taylor Institution.

Subject: `The "mad flight" of Dante's Ulysses in European literature.'

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MODERN HISTORY

Early modern Europe seminars

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the History Faculty Building.

Conveners: R.J.W. Evans, MA, D.Phil., Professor of European History, and J.C. Robertson, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer (CUF) in Modern History.

PROFESSOR EVANS
16 Oct.: `The limits of confessionalisation: what did the Austrian Habsgurgs gain from Counter-Reformation?'

DR R. SPANG, University College, London
23 Oct.: `Public spheres and private places: Rousseau, Habermas, and the restaurant.'

P. SCHRÖDER, Marburg
30 Oct.: `The durability of the Holy Roman Empire: Pufendorf's assessment of its importance and constitutional "monstrosity".'

S. HODSON
6 Nov.: `Sovereignty, history, and dynasty: the princes étrangers of France in the seventeenth century.'

DR A. WRIGHT, Leeds
13 Nov.: `The history of the papacy: the early modern period and its wider implications.'

T. WATSON
20 Nov.: `Catholics and Protestants in Lyon, 1551–72.'

M. TAPLIN, St Andrews
27 Nov.: `Conflicts over doctrine and discipline in the Italian reformed churches of the Grisons, 1561–72.'

E. NELSON
4 Dec.: `The monarchy and the Church: Henry IV and the Jesuit controversy.'

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Political justice and human rights in twentieth- century Europe

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Modern History Faculty Building.

The seminars are open to all. This is the core seminar for Probationer Graduate Students in Modern European History.

Conveners: T. Buchanan, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in Modern History and Politics, and M. Conway, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer (CUF) in Modern History.

M. MAZOWER, Sussex
16 Oct.: `Dark continent: dealing with the violence of mid-twentieth-century Europe.'

D. PARRY, Cambridge
23 Oct.:`The Dreyfus Affair: a selective defence of human rights?'

K. NABULSI
30 Oct.: `Tough on crimes, tough on the causes of crimes: international law and war crimes, 1899–1949.'

P. WEINDLING
6 Nov.: `International responses to Nazi genocide and medical war crimes.'

B. FROMMER, Harvard
13 Nov.: `Collaboration and retribution in the Czech lands and Slovakia, 1938–48.'

DR CONWAY
20 Nov.: `Popular passions and political realities: justice in postwar Belgium, 1944–7.'

P. GRIEDER
27 Nov.: `Communist purges in East Germany, 1946–60.'

DR BUCHANAN
4 Dec.: `The cult of the political prisoner and the origins of Amnesty International.'

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Problems in the history of science and technology

The following seminars will be held on Thursdays. Unless otherwise stated, they will take place at 5 p.m. in the History of Science and Technology Seminar Room, the Modern History Faculty.

Conveners: H. Mialet, J. Bennett.

DR R. GOULDING
16 Oct.: `Sir Henry Savile's early lectures.'

DR I. MORUS, Belfast
23 Oct.: `The measure of man: electrification and the Victorian body.'

DR MIALET
30 Oct., Maison Française, 5 p.m.: `Etude empirique de la conception d'une idée scientifique neuve: comparaison des méthodes philosophiques et sociologique.'

DR A. WARWICK, Imperial College, London
6 Nov.: `Maxell's treatise and its reception in Cambridge.'

R. NOAKES, Cambridge
13 Nov.: `Psychical research: sequel or reaction to Victorian scientific naturalism?'

DR I. STENGERS, Brussels
20 Nov., Maison Française, 5 p.m.: `Thermodynamics: the forgotten science.'

DR J. SLINN, Oxford Brookes
27 Nov.: `The history of the pharmaceutical industry: an agenda for research.'

Various speakers
4 Dec., Maison Française, 2 p.m: `What is the history of scientific instruments? Reflections on Maurice Daumas, Les instruments scientifiques aux XVIIe et XVIII siècles.' (Further details from the Museum of the History of Science)

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Commonwealth History Graduate Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Modern History Faculty Building.

PROFESSOR A. JAMES, Keele
17 Oct.: `Keeping the peace in Cyprus, 1963–4.'

DR S. TSANG
24 Oct.: `Strategy for survival: the Cold War and Hong Kong's policy towards the Kuomintang and Chinese Communist activities in the 1950s.'

PROFESSOR N. MACFARLANE
31 Oct.: `The role of regional organisations in peace-related operations.'

DR D. TURTON
7 Nov.: `Why should historians study forced migrants?'

DR L. FAWCETT
14 Nov.: `The Kurds, 1946 and after: shifting allegiances and illusive autonomy.'

DR J. PISCATORI
21 Nov.: `The post-colonial Muslim world: between nationalism and universalism.'

PROFESSOR C. CLAPHAM, Lancaster
28 Nov.: `Can post-colonial African states survive?'

DR J. BENNETT
5 Dec.: `Surveying instruments in context: Ireland, America, and coal mines.' (Includes visit to Museum of History of Science)

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MODERN HISTORY, ORIENTAL STUDIES, AND ANTHROPOLOGY AND GEOGRAPHY

Comparative Islamisation in Indonesia and the Malay world

PROFESSOR M. VAN BRUINESSEN, Utrecht and the Free University of Berlin, will give a seminar at 2.15 p.m. on Thursday, 16 October, 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: `Patterns of Islamisation in modern Indonesia: reformists, traditionalists, and the struggle for the soul of the nation.'

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MODERN HISTORY, SOCIAL STUDIES

Seminar in Economic and Social History

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Wharton Room, All Souls College.

Conveners: J. Foreman-Peck, MA, University Lecturer in Economic History, and A. Offer, MA, D.Phil., Reader in Recent Social and Economic History.

DR S. KING, Oxford Brookes
15 Oct.: `Coping with the crossroads of life: poverty, poor relief, and alternative welfare strategies in the rural north, 1650–1820.'

DR M. MORGAN, LSE
22 Oct.: `Irving Fisher's models of the American monetary system.'

PROFESSOR J. DE VRIES, Berkeley
29 Oct.: `The price of bread and the standard of living.'

T. NICHOLAS
5 Nov.: `Businessmen and land purchase in nineteenth-century England.'

DR C. MACLEOD, Bristol
12 Nov.: `The European origins of the British industrial revolution.'

DR D. FELDMAN, Birkbeck College
19 Nov.: `Migrants, immigrants, and welfare in Britain since 1700.'

PROFESSOR W. BEINART
26 Nov.: `The farmer as conservationist: economics and the environment in South Africa's Karoo.'

DR J. HUMPHRIES, Cambridge
3 Dec.: `Death and gender: excess female mortality in Victorian England and Wales.'

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Special seminar in economic and social history

PROFESSOR AVNER GREIF, Stanford, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Monday, 10 November, in the Hovenden Room, All Souls College.

Conveners: P. David, C. Feinstein, J. Foreman-Peck, and A. Offer.

Subject: `Social foundations of institutions that facilitate impersonal exchange: from the community responsibility system to individual legal responsibility in pre-modern Europe.'

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ORIENTAL STUDIES

Seminar on Jewish history and literature in the Graeco-Roman period

The following seminars will be held at 2.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in Wolfson College.

Convener: M.D. Goodman, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Jewish Studies.

D. MILSOM
14 Oct.: `Jewish practice and Christian tradition in Byzantine synagogues.' (Illustrated)

DR T. RAJAK, Reading
21 Oct.: `Greek Jewish inscriptions.'

DR C. HEMPEL, Cambridge
28 Oct.: `Maskil and Mebaqqer in the Laws of Damascus Document.'

PROFESSOR H. STEGEMANN, Göttingen
4 Nov.: `Qumran within the Judaisms of its time.'

DR Y. SHAHAR, Tel Aviv
11 Nov.: `The "Oikoumene" of Josephus as a theological and political term.'

DR M. BOCKMUEHL, Cambridge
18 Nov.: `Qumran soteriology.'

DR S. PEARCE, Southampton
25 Nov.: `Belonging and not belonging: local allegiances in Philo of Alexandria.'

DR M. WEITZMAN, University College, London
2 Dec.: `Between Judaism and Christianity: the community background to the Syriac version of the Old Testament.'

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PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Theoretical Physics Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Fridays in the Nuclear Physics Lecture Theatre.

Convener: D. Sherrington, MA, Wykeham Professor of Physics.

PROFESSOR D.J. THOULESS, University of Washington, Seattle
17 Oct.: `Quantized vortices in superfluids and superconductors.'

DR J. WHEATER
31 Oct.: `2D quantum gravity, percolation clusters and their spectral dimension.'

DR J.P. BOUCHAUD, CEN Saclay
14 Nov.: `Statistical physics and financial markets.'

PROFESSOR J. BINNEY
28 Nov.: `Blinded by the invisible.'

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Nonlinear and geophysical fluid dynamics seminars

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Mondays in the Dobson Lecture Room, the Atmospheric Physics Laboratory. Details of the 27 October seminar will be announced later.

Conveners: P. Read, MA, University Lecturer in Physics, and I. Moroz, MA, University Lecturer (MA) in Mathematics.

DR G.J. VAN OLDENBORGH, KMNI, The Netherlands
13 Oct.: `Tracking down the ENSO delayed oscillator with an adjoint OGCM.'

DR G. LANE-SERF, Southampton Oceanographic Centre
20 Oct.: `Laboratory models of dense overflows.'

DR J. THUBURN, Reading
3 Nov.: `Circulation integral and finite-amplitude wave activity diagnostics of a model of the winter stratosphere.'

DR A. SKELDON, City University
10 Nov.: `Generic stability results for spatially periodic patterns and their application to convection problems.'

DR J. METHVEN, Reading
17 Nov.: `Lagrangian simulation of tracers: real filaments or false detail?'

PROFESSOR N. WEISS, Cambridge
24 Nov.: `Nonlinear dynamo models.'

D. SKEET, AOPP
1 Dec.: `Giant eddies in Jupiter's atmosphere.'

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Astrophysics colloquia

The following colloquia will be held at 4.15 p.m. on the days shown in the Nuclear and Astrophysics Lecture Theatre. They will be held on Tuesdays, except for the meeting on Thursday, 13 November.

Conveners: M.D. Lacy, MA, Temporary University Lecturer in Physics, and A.E. Lynas-Gray.

DR H.C. SPRUIT, MPA Garching
14 Oct.: `The rotation of white dwarfs and neutron stars.'

DR A. LIDDLE, Sussex
21 Oct.: `Inflation and the microwave background.'

DR P. LEAHY, Jodrell Bank
28 Oct.: `Radio jets.'

DR Z.E. MUSIELAK, Alabama
4 Nov.: `Why almost all stars have outer shells as hot as their interiors.'

DR J. VAN PARADIJS, Amsterdam
11 Nov.: `Gamma ray bursts.'

DR H. THRONSON, NASA
13 Nov.: `NASA space astronomy missions for the next millennium.'

DR D. BOWEN, Royal Observatory, Edinburgh
18 Nov.: `Lyman-[alpha] absorption in the nearby universe.'

DR S.J. WARREN, Imperial College, London
25 Nov.: `High-z damped Lyman-[alpha] systems: spiral galaxies or protogalactic sub- units?'

DR S.G. RYAN, Royal Greenwich Observatory
2 Dec.: `Early chemical evolution of the galaxy.'

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Department of Materials

Hume-Rothery Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR C. HUMPHREYS, F.ENG., Cambridge, will deliver the Hume-Rothery Memorial Lecture at 6.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 14 October, in the Nuclear Physics Lecture Theatre.

Subject: `Electrons, atoms, metals, and alloys: revisited.'

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PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Department of Human Anatomy: research seminars

The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Fridays in the Lecture Theatre, the Department of Human Anatomy.

Convener: H.M. Charlton, MA, D.Phil., Reader in Neuroendocrinology.

DR S. ASHCROFT
17 Oct.: `Sulphonylureas and insulin secretion.'

PROFESSOR A. WILSON
24 Oct.: `Confocal microscopy—a real-time scam.'

PROFESSOR J. BUCKINGHAM, Imperial College, London
31 Oct.: `Lipocortin 1 and anterior pituitary function: studies using antisense and immunoneutralisation strategies.'

DR M. MACONOCHIE, MRC Mammalian Genetics Unit, Harwell
7 Nov.: `Transgenic approaches towards understanding developmental pathways.' (Jenkinson Seminar)

DR A. TOLKOVSKY, Cambridge
14 Nov.: `How does NGF promote survival of sympathetic neurones?'

PROFESSOR A. BRADING
21 Nov.: `Towards understanding the overactive bladder.'

DR K. NYBORG, UK Human Genome Mapping Project Resource Centre, Cambridge
28 Nov.: `The HGMP resource centre: a centralised resource provider for genetic research.'

PROFESSOR A. MCMICHAEL
5 Dec.: `Interactions between viruses and the immune system.'

PROFESSOR P. BRUNDIN, Lund, Sweden
12 Dec.: `Neural transplantation in experimental and clinical Parkinson's disease.'

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PSYCHOLOGICAL STUDIES

The following seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Weiskrantz Room (C.113), the Department of Experimental Psychology.

Conveners: S.D. Iversen, MA, Professor of Psychology, and P.E. Bryant, MA, Watts Professor of Psychology.

DR P. FLETCHER, UCL
21 Oct.: `Functional imaging studies of human long-term memory.' (McDonnell–Pew Seminar)

PROFESSOR A.D. MILNER, St Andrews
4 Nov.: `Visuomotor control in apperceptive agnosia and visual neglect.' (McDonnell–Pew Seminar)

PROFESSOR M. GEORGESON, Birmingham
11 Nov.: `The encoding of stationary and moving edges in human spatial vision.'

DR M. CORBETTA, Washington University School of Medicine
18 Nov.: `Brain imaging studies of attention.' (McDonnell–Pew Seminar)

DR C. SPENCE 25 Nov.: `What crossmodal links in attention reveal about the representation of space in the human brain.'

DR P. MCGUIRE, Institute of Psychiatry and Maudsley Hospital, London
2 Dec.: `Functional imaging of psychopathology.'

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INTERFACULTY COMMITTEE FOR RUSSIAN AND EAST EUROPEAN STUDIES

Regions in transition: the former Soviet Union

The following seminars will be given at 12 noon on Thursdays in the Upper Lecture Hall, the School of Geography.

Conveners: C.S. Leonard, J. Pallot, and C. Davis.

PROFESSOR P. HANSON, Birmingham
16 Oct.: `Russia's regions: the rich and the poor.'

PROFESSOR M. KASER
23 Oct.: `Regional distinctions in central Asia.'

DR J. SHAPIRO, Goldsmiths' College, London
30 Oct.: `Regional social services in the Russian transition.'

DR C. LEONARD
6 Nov.: ` "Rostov oblast": the new agricultural landscape.'

DR R. FERGUSON, Warwick
13 Nov.: `Will democracy strike back: workers and politics in the Kuzbas.'

DR J. SZYRMER, Pennsylvania; Executive Director, HIID Ukraine
20 Nov.: `Macroeconomic policies in a post- Soviet transition: the case of Ukraine.'

PROFESSOR W. BRUMFIELD, Tulane
27 Nov.: `Architectural monuments of the Russian north: history and preservation in the Vologda Region.'

PROFESSOR M. BRADSHAW, Birmingham
4 Dec.: `Transition, globalisation, and regional change: the case of Sakhalin.'

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SOCIAL STUDIES

Partisan approaches to postwar American politics

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Clay Room, Nuffield College.

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

PROFESSOR R.W. STRAHAN, Emory University
16 Oct.: `Partisan office-holders, 1946–96.'

PROFESSOR N.C. RAE, Florida International University
23 Oct.: `Party factionalism, 1946–96.'

PROFESSOR SHAFER
30 Oct.: `Partisan élites, 1946–96.'

PROFESSOR J.E. BIBBY, Wisconsin–Milwaukee
6 Nov.: `Party organisations, 1946–96.'

PROFESSOR W.G. MAYER, Northeastern
13 Nov.: `Mass party identifications, 1946–96.'

PROFESSOR H.F. BASS, JR., Quachita Baptist University
20 Nov.: `Partisan rules, 1946–96.'

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THEOLOGY

Ian Ramsey Centre

Theology and science seminars

The following seminars will be held at 8.15 for 8.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Hood Room, St Cross College.

DR M. YEE
16 Oct.: `Principles of knowing in science, humanities, and theology.'

SIR JOHN HOUGHTON, FRS, Chairman, Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution
30 Oct.: `The environment: a challenge to scientists and Christians.'

DR A. PEACOCKE
13 Nov.: `Evolution—how is it to be interpreted?'

PROFESSOR K. WARD
27 Nov.: `The God of physics and the God of Abraham: which one created the universe?'


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BYZANTINE STUDIES

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the New Seminar Room, St John's College.

Conveners: E.M. Jeffreys, B.Litt., MA, Bywater and Sotheby Professor of Byzantine and Modern Greek Language and Literature, and J.D. Howard-Johnston, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in Byzantine Studies.

DR HOWARD-JOHNSTON
13 Oct.: `Byzantium, Bulgaria, and the peoples of the Ukraine in the 890s: a critical re- examination of the Logothete's Chronicle.'

R. MACBRIDES, Birmingham
20 Oct.: `The thirteenth century in Byzantine historiography.'

H. HÖRKE, Reading
27 Oct.: `Sarmatians and Alans in the North Caucasus: new excavations at the cemetery of Klin Yar.'

M. MCROBERT
3 Nov.: `The Penitential Canon attributed to St Cyril the Philosopher in MS Bodl. 945.'

D. KOROBOV, Academy of Sciences, Moscow
10 Nov.: `The social structure of the Alans from cemetery evidence.'

F. DIAM, Vienna
17 Nov.: `Restructuring the Avar state after 626.'

M. JEFFREYS, Sydney
24 Nov.: `Editorial techniques and texts in Byzantine vernacular Greek: Part II.'

A. LINGAS, British Columbia
1 Dec.: `A late Byzantine patronal feast: the Exaltation of the Holy Cross at Saint Sophia, Thessaloniki.'

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COMPUTING LABORATORY

Computational mathematics and applications seminars

The following seminars will be held on Thursdays. Unless otherwise stated, they will take place at 3 p.m. in the Lecture Theatre, the Wolfson Building.

Conveners: J.D.P. Donnelly and J. Scott (RAL). Further information may be obtained from Shirley Day (telephone: Oxford (2)73885).

DR T. HOU, Caltech
16 Oct.: `Numerical homogenization for porous media equations and transport phenomena.'

DR N. GOULD, RAL
23 Oct., 4 p.m.: `Trust-region methods for large-scale nonlinear optimisation.'

DR D. HIGHAM, Strathclyde
30 Oct.: `Error control in phase space for numerical simulations.'

DR R. DAVIES, Aberystwyth
6 Nov.: `Some inverse problems in rheology.'

DR B. BAXTER, Imperial College
13 Nov.: `Compactly supported radial basis functions.'

DR S. BENBOW, Bath
20 Nov.: `Iterative method for groundwater flow type problems.'

DR S. LEYFFER, Dundee
27 Nov., 11 a.m., RAL: `An integrated approach to integer and nonlinear optimisation.'

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Programming Research Group

Strachey Lecture

NIKLAUS WIRTH, ETH, Zurich, will deliver a Strachey Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 14 October, in the Computing Laboratory Lecture Theatre, the Wolfson Building.

Subject: `Hints on Programming Language Design.'

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CENTRE FOR CRIMINOLOGICAL RESEARCH

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Old Library, All Souls College.

Conveners: D. Faulkner and R. Hood.

DR S. CHOONGH, Warwick
22 Oct.: `A social disciplinary model of justice.'

C. NUTTALL, Director of Research and Statistics, Home Office
5 Nov.: `Supply side criminal justice—to what extent do resources determine criminal justice activity?'

M. COLVIN, Legal Officer, Justice
19 Nov.: `Intelligence-led policing: issues of fairness and accountability.'

R. TILT, Director General, HM Prisons Service
3 Dec.: `The state of the prisons.'

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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL STUDIES

Centre for Mathematics Education and Centre for Comparative Studies in Education

Comparing standards internationally: research and practice in mathematics and beyond

The following seminars will be held on Tuesdays in Lecture Room 1, the Department of Educational Studies. With the exception of the 18 November meeting, which will take place at 5.30 p.m., they will be held at 5 p.m.

Conveners: B. Jaworski, MA, University Lecturer in Educational Studies, and D.G. Phillips, MA, D.Phil., Reader in Educational Studies.

PROFESSOR T.N. POSTLETHWAITE, Hamburg
14 Oct.: `International assessment studies of educational achievement: a review.'

J. WHITBURN, National Institute of Economic and Social Research
21 Oct.: ` "The slow bird must start out early": a key to success in Japanese mathematical attainment.'

PROFESSOR S.J. PRAIS, National Institute of Economic and Social Research
28 Oct.: `How did English schools and pupils really perform in the 1995 international comparisons in mathematics and science?'

PROFESSOR J. STIGLER, UCLA
4 Nov.: `Classroom mathematics instruction in three cultures: an introduction to the TIMSS video study.'

PROFESSOR D. BURGHES, University of Exeter
11 Nov.: `Results and recommendations from the Kassel Project.'

DR D. REYNOLDS, Newcastle
18 Nov.: `Cross-national studies of educational achievement: retrospect and prospect.'

R. LUXTON and G. LAST, London Borough of Barking and Dagenham
25 Nov.: `Experimental reforms in the teaching of mathematics based on continental approaches.'

PROFESSOR M. BROWN, King's College, London
2 Dec.: `International comparisons and mathematics education: a critical review.'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

Intellectual biographies

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Centre.

K. AHMAD, Islamic Foundation, Leicester
15 Oct.: `Mawdudi.'

P. CLARK, British Council
22 Oct.: `Pickthall.'

B. MOIN, BBC, London
29 Oct.: `Khomeini.'

A. RAHNEMA, American University, Paris
12 Nov.: `Shariati.'

O. LEAMAN, Liverpool John Moores
12 Nov.: `Iqbal.'

C. TURNER, Durham
26 Nov.: `Nursi.'

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NISSAN INSTITUTE OF JAPANESE STUDIES

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Lecture Theatre, the Nissan Institute.

PROFESSOR J.A.A. STOCKWIN
17 Oct.: `Is constitutional revision on the Japanese political agenda?'

R. ASPINALL
24 Oct.: `Ideology versus pragmatism: the 1989 schism in the Japan Teachers' Union.'

A. SMITHERS, Smithers & Co. Ltd.
31 Oct.: `Dimensions of Japan's debt problems.'

KIYOHIKO TOYAMA, Bradford
7 Nov.: `Intellectuals' pursuit of war responsibility in occupied Japan.'

PROFESSOR LUMI KURIHARA
14 Nov.: `Gender inequality in labour markets in Fukushima prefecture.' (In Japanese, with a summary distributed in English)

PROFESSOR NOBUYUKI TAKAYAMA, Hitotsubashi
21 Nov.: `Which matters more, Japan's increasing elderly population or its declining birthrate?'

DR C. POKARIER, Queensland University of Technology
28 Nov.: `Political entrepreneurship in Japan: an alternative rational actor explanation.'

I. BURUMA, Author of Wages of Guilt: Memories of War in Germany and Japan
5 Dec.: `The risks of political symbols: the Nanking Massacre.'

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MAISON FRANÇAISE

Lectures

Unless otherwise stated, the following lectures will be given at 5.15 p.m. on the days shown in the Maison Française.

For details of the lectures to be given in association with the Modern History Faculty (30 October, 20 November), and of the joint meeting with the Museum of the History of Science on 4 December, see under `Modern History: Problems in the History of Science and Technology', above.

LORD KINGSLAND, Shadow Lord Chancellor
Fri. 17 Oct., Maison Française, 8 p.m.: `Sovereignty and supra-nationality.' (Meeting of the European Movement, Oxfordshire branch)

PROFESSOR J. BOUVERESSE, Collège de France
Mon. 20 Oct.: `Robert Musil et la philosophie de l'histoire.'

PROFESSOR J.-F. TROIN, Tours
Mon. 27 Oct.: `Le TGV français, objet de désir et de refus, vecteur d'espoirs et de désillusions.'

Tue. 28 Oct., Middle East Centre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.: `Urbanisation and development: the role of Medina in the Maghreb.'

C. GUTLEBEN, Strasbourg
Fri. 31 Oct.: `A survey of English university fiction.'

PROFESSOR J. LECA, Paris
Wed. 4 Nov., Middle East Centre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.: `Political opposition in the Arab Middle East today.'

PROFESSOR R. GIRARD, Stanford
Thur. 6 Nov.: `Poor sacrifices of our enmity: love and violence in Romeo and Juliet.'

P. FITZGERALD, Carleton University, Ottawa
Thur. 13 Nov., Middle East Centre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.: `The Franco-British conflicts in the Middle East after the First World War: the role of oil.'

P. POTIER, CNRS
Mon. 17 Nov., Dyson Perrins Laboratory, 4 p.m.: `Nature, an inexhaustible source of drugs.'

PROFESSOR J. BOUVERESSE, Collège de France
Mon. 24 Nov., Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.: `Musil et le destin de l'Europe.'

M.C. CHAIMOWICZ, Reading
Mon. 1 Dec.: `Pendulum' (on the theme of dual nationality).

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Study-days

Translation Research in Oxford


Sat. 1 Nov., 10 a.m.–4 p.m., St Hugh's College: `Translation or adaptation?' (details from Edith McMorran, St Hugh's, (2)74996, or Jane Taylor, St Hilda's, (2)76835).

Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France


Fri. 28 Nov., 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Maison Française: `La France et l'Europe.' (Places to be booked before 21 November with the Maison)

British Centre for Durkheimian Studies


Sat 22 Nov., Maison Française: `The sociology of religion in France' (details from W.S.F. Pickering, Oxford 516785, or Sophie Gilliat, 01203 524844).

Fri. 12 Dec.–Sat. 13 December, Maison Française: `Emile Durkheim, Le Suicide (1897): cents ans après' (details from W.S.F. Pickering, Oxford 516785).

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Programme: Cultures et Sociétés: opinions, attitudes, comportements

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Maison Française.

D. SAUNDERS, Essex
5 Nov.: `Economics and voting in Britain.'

A. LAURENT, CNRS, Lille
19 Nov.: `The territory of the elections in France.'

C. PATTIE, Sheffield
27 Nov.: `The geography of voting in Britain.'

B. CAUTRES, CNRS, Grenoble
3 Dec.: `The geography of voting in France.'

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Programme: Histoire et Théorie des Arts

This meeting, a collaboration between the Maison Française and the Department of the History of Art, will be held on 6 and 7 December, in the Maison Française.

Subject: `High art and hierarchy.'

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QUEEN ELIZABETH HOUSE

Refugee Studies Programme

Seminars on Forced Migration

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays. With the exception of the first meeting (15 October), which takes place in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, they will be held in the Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House. Enquiries should be directed to the Refugee Studies Programme (telephone: Oxford (2)70722, fax: (2)70721, e-mail: rsp@qeh.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR B. WILLIAMS
15 Oct.: `Humanitarianism and the right to intervene.'

DR J. GRIFFIN
22 Oct.: `Human rights, everyone's rights?'

DR R. CRISP
29 Oct.: `Conceptions of well-being and human flourishing.'

DR D. RODIN
5 Nov.: `Self defence and state defence.'

DR D. MILLER
19 Nov.: `Liberalism and social justice.'

DR K. NABULSI
26 Nov.: `Killings and just wars.'

PROFESSOR A. MONTEFIORE
3 Dec.: `Neutrality and conflict resolution.'

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Annual Human Rights Lecture 1997

THE HON. FLORA MACDONALD will deliver the 1997 Human Rights Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 12 November, in the Examination Schools (East School). The meeting will be chaired by Sir Marrack Goulding.

Subject: `Refugee crisis in the Great Lakes: have any lessons been learned?'

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QUEEN ELIZABETH HOUSE AND THE CENTRE FOR INDIAN STUDIES, ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Fifty years on...: history of ideas and changing approaches to South Asian studies since independence

The following seminars will be given at 2.15 p.m. on the days shown in the Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House. The seminars will take place on Tuesdays, except for the meeting to be held on Friday, 7 November. Contact address: Mrs Chloe Dobree, St Antony's College, Oxford OX2 6JF (telephone and fax: Oxford (2)74559, e-mail: asia@sant.ox.ac.uk).

These seminars replace for this term the South Asian seminars usually held on Thursday afternoons in Queen Elizabeth House.

Conveners: Dr Barbara Harriss-White, Dr David Washbrook, and Dr Nandini Gooptu.

D.STEIN, Institute of Historical Research
14 Oct.: `The issue of issues: the slow growth of "population" since 1947.'

R. VASUDEVAN, SOAS
21 Oct.: `Making meaning in Indian cinema: recent trends in film study.'

J. HARRISS, LSE
28 Oct.: `On development studies.'

S. KILNANI, Birkbeck College
4 Nov.: `Understanding politics in India.'

J. BREMAN, Amsterdam
7 Nov.: `Fifty years of labour studies.'

R. GOMBRICH, J. BENSON, and A. SANDERSON
11 Nov. : `Classical indology.'

ROSALIND O'HANLON, Cambridge
18 Nov.: `Changing approaches to modern Indian history.'

C.J. FULLER, LSE
25 Nov.: `The origins and development of modern South Asian anthropology.'

T. BYRES, SOAS
2 Dec.: ` "The tribe of Pundits called Economists" and economic debate in post- independence India.'

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INSTITUTE OF VIROLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY

The following seminars will be held at 4 p.m. on Fridays in the Institute Seminar Room. Details of the December seminars will be announced later.

PROFESSOR M. JONES, Cambridge
22 Oct.: `Ancient DNA—some case studies.'

DR A. O'DONNELL, Newcastle
14 Nov.: To be announced.

DR C. BOSTOCK, Compton Laboratory
21 Nov.: `Strains and host genes in BSE and scrapie.'

DR S. ALBON, NERC Institute of Terrestrial Ecology, Banchory
26 Nov.: To be announced.

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ALL SOULS COLLEGE

Inaugural Neill Lecture

THE RT. HON. THE LORD WOOLF, Master of the Rolls, will deliver the inaugural Neill Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 6 November, in the Old Library, All Souls College.

Subject: `Judicial review: the tensions between the judiciary and the executive.'

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EXETER COLLEGE

Cut the connection? Church and State in England today

A discussion/debate on this topic will be held at 3.45 p.m. on Sunday, 2 November, in the chaplain's rooms, Exeter College (9:8). The speakers will be the Rt Revd Colin Buchanan, Bishop of Woolwich, the most prominent Anglican opponent of the Establishment of the Church of England, and (responding) the Rt Revd Richard Harries, Bishop of Oxford. There will also be a comment from a Roman Catholic perspective from Margaret Hebblethwaite of The Tablet. All are welcome to attend.

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GREEN COLLEGE

Litchfield Lecture

PROFESSOR KOZO TATARA, Osaka, will deliver a Litchfield Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 16 October, in the E.P. Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green College.

Subject: `Prospects for the public health in Japan.'

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HERTFORD COLLEGE

Tyndale Lecture 1997

PROFESSOR J.B. TRAPP, Warburg Institute, will deliver the Tyndale Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 23 October, in the Examination Schools. The lecture will be followed by a reception in the Principal's Lodgings, Hertford College.

Subject: `The portraits of the Reformers.'

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MANSFIELD COLLEGE

Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Council Room, Mansfield College (ground floor). Further information may be obtained from the Administrator, OCEES, Mansfield College, Oxford OX1 3TF (telephone and fax: Oxford (2)70886, e-mail: ocees@mansf.ox.ac.uk).

An Oxford University Environmental Studies Day will be held at Rhodes House on 18 November. The event is open to members of the University only. Tickets may be obtained from Ian Curtis, Environmental Change Unit.

P. MONAGHAN, Co-Operative Bank PLC
14 Oct.: `Can a bank bring about a sustainable world?'

D. OSBORN, Environment Agency for England and Wales
21 Oct.: `1997 Earth Summit II: success or failure? How can we do better in 2002?'

H. FREEMAN
28 Oct.: `Psychological and social effects of the urban environment.'

P. HARRIS, Orion Worldwide Research
4 Nov.: `Kyoto, climate change, and US policy: some precedents for subdued optimism.'

D. FISK, Department of the Environment
11 Nov.: `The public and environmental risk: probably more rational than we probably think?'

C. CAMPBELL, York
25 Nov.: `Consuming goods and the good of consuming.'

M. GRANT, Cambridge
2 Dec.: `Environmental dispute resolution.'

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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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ST EDMUND HALL

A.B. Emden Lecture 1997

DR JEREMY CATTO will deliver the A.B. Emden Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 4 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `The triumph of the hall in fifteenth-century Oxford.'

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WOLFSON COLLEGE

Lecture

NICHOLAS MCINERNY, Wolfson College Creative Arts Fellow, will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 23 October, in the Buttery, Wolfson College.

Subject: `Forced entertainment? Some thoughts on theatre today.'

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Annual Ronald Syme Lecture

PROFESSOR STEPHEN MITCHELL, Swansea, will deliver the annual Ronald Syme Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 6 November, in the Hall, Wolfson College. The lecture will be open to the public.

Subject: `Jews, Christians, and the Roman aristocracy in the first century AD.'

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WOLFSON COLLEGE FORUM FOR THE STUDY OF JUDAISM AND CHRISTIANITY AND THE OXFORD CENTRE FOR HEBREW AND JEWISH STUDIES

Conversos, the Church, and martyrdom in late medieval Spain: historical and literary perspectives

This colloquium will be held in the Buttery, Wolfson College, on Thursday, 28 November, 2.30–6 p.m. All are welcome.

Conveners: Dr Daniel Frank and Dr Adena Tanenbaum.

DR J. EDWARDS
2.30 p.m.: `Ritual murder in the Spanish "Golden Age": Lope de Vega's Holy Innocent Child of La Guardia.'

PROFESSOR M. BODIAN, Michigan
3.30 p.m.: `Death at the stake: interpreting martyrdom within the converso diaspora in the seventeenth century.'

DR A. LAPPIN, Manchester
5 p.m.: `Attributes of Jewishness in sixteenth-century Iberian theatre.'

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REGENT'S PARK COLLEGE

Centre for the Study of Christianity and Culture

The novel, spirituality, and modern culture: seven novelists of the present speak about their craft and their world

These public lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on the following days in Regent's Park College.

Thur. 16 Oct.: Donna Tartt.

Thur. 30 Oct.: Peter Ackroyd.

Thur. 6 Nov.: Susan Howatch.

Thur. 13 Nov.: William Horwood.

Thur. 20 Nov.: David McLaurin.

Thur. 27 Nov.: Jill Paton Walsh.

Wed. 4 Dec.: Catherine Fox.

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OXFORD IMMUNOLOGY GROUP

DR M. COLONNA, Basle Institute for Immunology, Basle, will lecture at 6 p.m. on Monday, 13 October, in Lecture Theatre 1, the Academic Block, the John Radcliffe Hospital. The meeting will be chaired by Dr Anton van der Merwe.

Subject: `Recognition of MHC class I molecules to control cellular activation: a common strategy for all leukocytes.'

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OXFORD SIGNALLING GROUP

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 16 October, in the Department of Pharmacology.

P. HAWKINS, Babraham, Cambridge: `Characterisation of protein kinases upstream of protein kinase B: regulation by PI 3-kinase.'

P. FINAN, ICRF, London: `Regulation of protein kinase B by PI 3,4,5P3 and PI 3,4P2: role of 5'-phosphatases.'

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OXFORD ITALIAN ASSOCIATION

Lectures will be given at 7.45 for 8 p.m. on the days shown. Unless otherwise stated they will be given in the Mary Ogilvie Theatre, St Anne's College. Admission is free to members of the association, £1 to non- members. Further information, concerning showings of classic Italian films, and informal meetings, may be obtained from the membership secretary of the association, Mrs G. Cooper, 2 Chadlington Road, Oxford.

N. AND P. COOTE
Tue. 14 Oct.: `Italian inspiration: gardens as fine art.'

A. STONES
Wed. 29 Oct.: `Venus and Cupid: a relief carving by Michelangelo.'

E. ARNOLD
Thur. 20 Nov.: `Maddalena Lombardini- Firmen in Venice (1745–1818): a pioneering woman composer.'

A. DEL CONTE
Wed. 3 Dec., Pauling Human Sciences Centre, 58 Banbury Road: `From Apicius to Artusi: a gastronomic survey.'

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