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SPEAKER'S LECTURES IN BIBLICAL STUDIES 1997–9

A theory of early Christian religion

PROFESSOR GERD THEISSEN, Professor of New Testament Theology, University of Heidelberg, will deliver his first series of Speaker's Lectures during Hilary and Trinity Terms 1998, in the Examination Schools. A lecture based on `Early Christian religion as a new system of signs' will be delivered at 5 p.m. on each of the following dates: Monday, 23 February; Tuesday, 24 February; Wednesday, 25 February.

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GRINFIELD LECTURES ON THE SEPTUAGINT 1997–8

The illustration of the Septuagint

DR JOHN H. LOWDEN, Courtauld Institute of Art, will deliver his second series of Grinfield Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following Tuesdays in the Examination Schools.

24 Feb.: ` "Who is wise and shall understand": exegesis and commentary.'

3 Mar.: ` "And he read the book before the king": owners and users.'

10 Mar.: ` "Like apples of gold in pictures in silver": images and words.'

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WILDE LECTURES 1997–8

The religion of the apostle Paul

DR JOHN ASHTON, formerly University Lecturer in New Testament Studies, will deliver the Wilde Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following Mondays in the Examination Schools. Each lecture will be followed by discussion.

19 Jan.: `On comparing religions.'

26 Jan.: `Paul the enigma.'

2 Feb.: `Paul the convert.'

9 Feb.: `Paul the mystic.'

16 Feb.: `Paul the apostle.'

27 Apr.: `Paul the prophet.'

4 May: `Paul the charismatic.'

11 May: `Paul the possessed.'

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SLADE LECTURES 1998

Michelangelo at the millennium

PROFESSOR KATHLEEN WEIL-GARRIS BRANDT, Slade Professor 1997–8, will deliver the Slade Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following Wednesdays in the Lecture Hall, the Taylor Institution.

21 Jan.: `Seven myths about Michelangelo.'

28 Jan.: `The "self-taught prodigy" .'

4 Feb.: `The "reluctant painter" .'

11 Feb.: ` The "primacy of sculpture" .'

18 Feb.: `The "liberator of architecture" .'

25 Feb.: `The "heroic rebel" .'

4 Mar.: `The "misogynistic misanthrope" .'

11 Mar.: `The "imprisoned image" .'

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CLINICAL MEDICINE

Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

The following lectures will be given on Friday, 12 December, in the Anne Anderson Lecture Theatre, Level 3, the Women's Centre, the John Radcliffe Hospital.

MR C. REDMAN, City General Hospital, Stoke on Trent
2 p.m.: `Surgery in ovarian cancer.'

DR J. THOMAS
3 p.m.: `Women's Centre Annual Compilation of Statistics: obstetrics.'

DR A. SMARASON
5 p.m.: `Women's Centre Annual Compilation of Statistics: gynaecology.'

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LITERAE HUMANIORES

Archive of performances of Greek and Roman drama

PROFESSOR ERIKA FISCHER-LICHTE, Head of the Institute of Theatre Studies, Freie Universität, Berlin, will give an illustrated lecture (in English) at 5 p.m. on Monday, 19 January, in the Headley Lecture Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum.

Conveners: O. Taplin, MA, D.Phil., Reader in Greek Literature, and E.M. Hall, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer (CUF) in Classical Languages.

Subject: `From Max Reinhardt to Peter Stein: Greek tragedy projects in twentieth-century Berlin.'

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THEOLOGY

Ian Ramsey Centre

Seminars in science and technology: brain, mind, and religious belief

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

PROFESSOR R. SWINBURNE
29 Jan.: `The soul.'

THE REVD JOHN PUDDEFOOT, Head of Mathematics, Eton College
12 Feb.: `Machines and persons: is the Turing test enough?'

DR I. TRACEY
26 Feb.: `Perceiving pain; functional neuroimaging studies of the human brain.'

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GREEN COLLEGE

Green College Lectures 1998

Plagues

The following lectures will be given at 6 p.m. on Mondays in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

DR P. SLACK
19 Jan.: `Plagues in history: the European experience.'

PROFESSOR P. HAGGETT, Bristol
26 Jan.: `The geography of plagues.'

PROFESSOR R. ANDERSON
2 Feb.: `Drugs and plagues: antimicrobial resistance.'

SIR KENNETH CALMAN, Chief Medical Officer
9 Feb.: `Plagues of the millennium.'

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LINACRE COLLEGE

Linacre Lectures 1998

The environment and historical change

The Linacre Lectures will be given at 5.30 p.m. on Thursdays in Lecture Theatre A, the ZoologyPsychology Building.

Linacre College acknowledges the generosity of Riche Monde (Bangkok) Ltd. in making the current lecture series possible.

PROFESSOR A.S. GOUDIE
22 Jan.: `The Ice Age in the tropics and its human implications.'

PROFESSOR SIR TONY WRIGLEY, Cambridge
29 Jan.: `Meeting human energy needs: constraints, opportunities, and effects.'

PROFESSOR M.G.L. BAILLIE, Belfast
5 Feb.: `The tree-ring records :putting some abrupt environmental changes back into human history.'

DR O. RACKHAM, Cambridge
12 Feb.: `Boundaries and country planning: ancient and modern.'

PROFESSOR C.V. PHYTHIAN-ADAMS, Leicester
19 Feb.: `Environments and identities: landscape as cultural projection in the English provincial past.'

PROFESSOR C. VITA-FINZI, University College, London
26 Feb.: `Climate and history in the Old World and the New.'

PROFESSOR W. BEINART
5 Mar.: `The re-naturing of African animals: film and literature in the 1950s and 60s.'

PROFESSOR H. MORPHY, University College, London
12 Mar.: `Hunting to mining: transformations of the Australian landscape through time.'

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MANSFIELD COLLEGE

Religion and Democracy Programme

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Mondays in Rhodes House.

DR A. BORAINE, Deputy Chair, the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission
19 Jan.: `Churches and apartheid in South Africa.'

CHIEF JUSTICE MUHAMMED SAID AL-ASHMAWY, Egyptian High Court Judge
2 Feb.: `Religion for new humanity.'

PROFESSOR A. STEPAN
23 Feb.: `Democracy and world religions: contra Samuel Huntington.'

RABBI JULIA NEUBERGER, Director, the King's Fund; Chancellor, University of Ulster
9 Mar.: `Inclusiveness and exclusiveness: Jews living with others in a pluralist society.'

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