Lectures

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CLINICAL MEDICINE

Diabetes Research Laboratories: Clinical Endocrine and Metabolic Meetings

The following meetings will be held at 12.45 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Committee Room, Green College. Details of the 11 March meeting will be announced later.

DR W. LEDGER
25 Feb.: `Polycystic ovary syndrome.'

DR D. PHILLIPS, Southampton General Hospital
4 Mar.: `The Barker/Hales Hypothesis 1998.'

DR H. COLHOUN, University College, London
18 Mar.: `Diabetes: an epidemiological perspective.'

PROFESSOR SIR PHILIP RANDLE
25 Mar.: `Glucose fatty acid cycle after thirty-five years.'

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Oxford Clinical Neurosciences Lectures, Trinity Term

The following lectures will be given at 11.30 a.m. on Fridays in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

DR F. COWAN, Imperial College School of Medicine
3 Apr.: `Magnetic resonance imaging of the preterm brain—a review of current developments.'

DR D. STEVENS, Gloucestershire Royal Hospital
15 May: `Neurology services in the twenty-first century.'

DR J. LAND, the National Hospital
12 June: `The mitochondrial electron transport chain, the final common target in neurodegenerative disease?'

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LITERAE HUMANIORES

Philosophy of Physics Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on the days shown in the Philosophy Centre. Unless otherwise indicated they will take place on Mondays, in the Ryle Room.

Conveners: G. Bacciagaluppi, H.R. Brown, S.W. Saunders.

DR S. BRAUNSTEIN, Bangor
Thur. 12 Feb., Lecture Room: `Teleportation of continuous variables.'

DR L. HARDY
16 Feb.: `Quantum teleportation: theory, experiment, and interpretation.'

DR HASOK CHANG, University College, London
23 Feb.: `Breaking the spell of the quantum measurement formalism.'

PROFESSOR M. GHINS, Louvain-la-Neuve
Tue. 24 Feb.: `Kuhn's antirealism.'

DR A. EKERT
2 Mar.: `From multiparticle interference to quantum computing.'

PROFESSOR C. ISHAM, Imperial College, London
Tue. 10 Mar.: `The topos logic of quantum theory.'

PROFESSOR A. SUDBERY, York
16 Mar.: To be announced.

PROFESSOR G. FLEMING, Penn State
23 Mar.: `Perspectives on the vacuum: Reeh-Schlieder meet Newton–Wigner (as Rindler–Unruh observe).'

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LITERAE HUMANIORES, MODERN HISTORY

PROFESSOR BRIAN BOSWORTH, Professor of Classics and Ancient History, University of Western Australia, and Visiting Fellow, All Souls College, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 23 February, in the Examination Schools.

Conveners: R.J.W. Evans, MA, D.Phil., Regius Professor of Modern History, and R.C.T. Parker, MA, D.Phil., Wykehan Professor of Ancient History.

Subject: `A tale of two empires: Hernán Cortés and Alexander the Great.'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Graduate seminar in Spanish studies

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Taylor Institution.

Conveners: I.D.L. Michael, MA, King Alfonso XIII Professor of Spanish Studies, and The Revd C.P. Thompson, MA, D.Phil., Faculty Lecturer in Spanish.

J. DOCE
17 Feb.: `The influence of British poetry on contemporary Spanish Peninsular poets.'

M. MURPHY
24 Feb.: `Captain John Stevens (c.1660-1726), Jacobite Hispanist.'

DR J. EDWARDS
3 Mar.: `Kindred spirits? Alfonso de Valdés and Philipp Melanchton at the Diet of Augsburg.'

MS K. KENNEDY
10 Mar.: `Printing out authorship: images of Alfonso X.'

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MODERN HISTORY

Modern European Jewish History Seminar, Trinity Term

The following seminars will be held at 2.30 p.m. on Mondays in Trinity Term in the European Studies Centre (70 Woodstock Road), St Antony's College.

DR M. BERKOWITZ, University College, London
27 Apr.: `The Jewish self-image in the west, 1881–1948.'

PROFESSOR D. CESARANI, Institute of Contemporary History and University of Southampton
11 May: `Arthur Koestler and the Jewish Question.'

DR D. FELDMAN, Birkbeck College, London
18 May: `Jews and the state in Britain, 1830–1930.'

E. PEDERSEN
25 May: `German Jewish identity in exile, 1933–45: the case of Henry William Katz.'

DR A. KUSHNER, Southampton
1 June: `Politics and the memory of the Holocaust.'

PROFESSOR M. GALCHINSKY, Millsaps College
8 June: `Engendering liberal Jews: Jewish women in Victorian England.'

DR D. ARIELI-HOROWITZ, Tel Aviv
15 June: `The Jew as "destroyer of culture" in Nazi ideology.'

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ORIENTAL STUDIES

Medieval Studies Seminar: amended notice

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in Lecture Room 1, the Oriental Institute. Those wishing to attend are asked to note the change of speaker and subject for the 24 February meeting.

Conveners: J.S. Meisami, MA, University Lecturer in Persian, and W.L. Treadwell, MA, Samir Shamma Lecturer in Islamic Numismatics.

DR S. CANBY, British Museum
17 Feb.: `The Turcoman prelude to Safavid paintings.'

DR H. KENNEDY, St Andrews
24 Feb.: `The archaeology of the Abbasid Revolution.'

PROFESSOR W. AL-QADI, Chicago
3 Mar.: `Early Arabic letters: the evidence of the papyri.'

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SOCIAL STUDIES

PROFESSOR PAUL M. SNIDERMAN, Stanford, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 19 February, in the Large Lecture Room, Nuffield College.

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

Subject: `Social justice as a race-neutral idea in postwar American politics.'

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SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL

Interdepartmental Finance Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 12.30 p.m. on Mondays in the Said Business School, the Radcliffe Infirmary. The administrator of the series is Elaine Durham, Said Business School, 59 George Street, Oxford OX1 2BE (telephone: Oxford (2)88650, e-mail: elaine.durham@obs.ox.ac.uk).

Conveners: Alexander Ljunqvist (Said Business School), Hyun Shin (Economics), and Paul Wilmott (Mathematics).

R. KRAINER, Wisconsin–Madison
16 Feb.: `Corporate governance and business cycles in the G-7 countries: do institutions really matter?'

A. NEUBERGER, London Business School
23 Feb.: `Rational bounds on prices of exotic options.'

S. HURN
2 Mar.: `Estimating the parameters of stochastic differential equations.'

G. HUBBARD, Columbia
9 Mar.: `Are dividend taxes and imputation credits capitalised into share values?'

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P.D. Leake Lectures in Accounting 1998

Intangible (intellectual) capital: measurement, valuation, and reporting issues

PROFESSOR BARUCH LEY, New York University, will deliver the P.D. Leake Lectures in Accounting at the times shown below in the Department for Continuing Education. Each lecture will be followed by a one-and-a-half-hour discussion period.

Those wishing to attend are asked to inform Deborah Lisburne of the Said Business School (telephone: Oxford 228521, e-mail: Deborah.Lisburne@obs.ox.ac.uk). A detailed synopsis of each lecture is available on request.

Wed. 18 Mar., 9 a.m.: `Intangibles---the evidence: cost--benefit relationships and capital market consequences.'

Wed. 18 Mar., 2 p.m.: `Intangibles---the harms: private and social adverse effects of the deficient public disclosure about intangible investments.'

Thur. 19 Mar., 9 a.m.: `Intangibles---the solutions: proposed changes in the measurement, valuation, and reporting of intangibles.'

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COMPUTING LABORATORY

Strachey Lecture

PROFESSOR GERARD HUET, INRIA, France, will deliver the Strachey Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 24 February, in the Lecture Theatre, Wolfson Building, the Computing Laboratory.

Subject: `Prooflets: a general paradigm for auto-certifiable mobile code and its implementation in the Coq Proof Assistant.'

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CORPUS CHRISTI COLLEGE

F.W. Bateson Memorial Lecture 1998

PROFESSOR PAUL MULDOON, Creative Writing Program, Princeton University, will deliver the F.W. Bateson Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 19 February, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Getting round: notes towards an Ars Poetica.'

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MANSFIELD COLLEGE

Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society

WOLFGANG SACHS, Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment, and Energy, and Chair, Greenpeace, Germany, will be the guest of the Centre at a public discussion to be held at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 19 February, in the Council Room, Main Building, Mansfield College. Further information is available from the Administrator, OCEES, Mansfield College, Oxford OX1 3TF (telephone and fax: Oxford (2)70886, e-mail: ocees@mansfield.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `Greening the north: a blueprint for ecology and equity.'

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Konrad Adenauer Lecture

PROFESSOR DR KURT BIEDENKOPF, MDL, Prime Minister of Saxony, will deliver the Konrad Adenauer Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 17 February, in the Examination Schools. The meeting will be chaired by Sir Marrack Goulding, Warden of St Antony's College.

Subject: `Germany's transformation after unification: problems and achievements in the new federal states.'

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European Studies Centre

The prospects for Economic and Monetary Union

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Seminar Room, the European Studies Centre, St Antony's College.

Conveners: Professor J. Hayward, Professor of European Studies, and Dr M. Levitt, Barclays Bank.

DR LEVITT
17 Feb.: `Is sustainable monetary union possible by 2002?'

PROFESSOR K. DYSON, Bradford
24 Feb.: `Reconciling French and German objectives for EMU.'

PROFESSOR N. THYGESEN, Copenhagen
3 Mar.: `International monetary policy co-ordination and the Euro.'

PROFESSOR C. GOODHART, LSE
10 Mar.: `Co-ordinating monetary and fiscal policy.'

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Middle East Centre

The Friends of the Arab League and Middle East Centre Special Lecture

H.E. ESMAT ABD AL-MEGUID, Secretary General, the League of Arab States, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 19 February, in the New Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Subject: `Arab nationalism at the turn of the century.'

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ST EDMUND HALL

Philip Geddes Memorial Lecture

MARTIN BELL, MP, will deliver the Philip Geddes Memorial Lecture at 4.45 p.m. on Friday, 13 February, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Making a difference: the case for principled journalism.'

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TRINITY COLLEGE

Richard Hillary Memorial Lecture

VIKRAM SETH will deliver the Richard Hillary Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 25 January, in the St Cross Building.

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WOLFSON COLLEGE

Wolfson College Lectures 1998

The idea of a university

The Wolfson College Lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on the following Tuesdays in the Hall, Wolfson College. The lectures will be open to the public. Enquiries should be directed to Oxford (2)74103.

R. JACKSON, MP
17 Feb.: `The universities, government, and society.'

PROFESSOR C. BOOTH, formerly Vice-Chancellor, Oxford Brookes University
24 Feb.: `The rise of the "new" universities in Britain.'

PROFESSOR A. MACFARLANE, formerly Principal, Heriot Watt University
3 Mar.: `Universities in a knowledge economy: the impact of technology.'

SIR DAVID SMITH, President, Wolfson College; formerly Principal, University of Edinburgh
10 Mar.: `The changing idea of a university.'

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OXFORD BIBLIOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY

DR N. KIESSLING will lecture at the meeting of the society to be held at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 19 February, in the Taylor Institution.

Subject: `The library of Anthony Wood.'

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OXFORD MEDIEVAL SOCIETY

DR J. WATTS will lecture at 8.30 p.m. on Thursday, 19 February, in the Lady Brodie Room, St Hilda's College. Wine will be served from 8.15 p.m. New members are welcome.

Subject: ` "The Policie in Christian Remes": Bishop Russell's Parliamentary Sermons of 1483.'

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SOCIETY FOR THE HISTORY OF MEDIEVAL TECHNOLOGY AND SCIENCE

ESTHER CAMERON, Archaeological Institute, will speak at the meeting of the society to be held at 2.45 p.m. on Saturday, 21 February, in the Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine. All are welcome to attend the illustrated talk.

Subject: `Cuir bouilli: the medieval technique of hardening leather.'

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FRIENDS OF REWLEY HOUSE

SIR JOHN JOHNSON, Director, Foreign Service Programme, and TOM PAKENHAM will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 26 February, in the Lecture Theatre, Rewley House. Tickets are available from Rewley House.

Subject: `A walk in northern Ethiopia.'

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