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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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PROFESSOR R.E. DICKERSON, Molecular Biology Institute, UCLA, Newton–Abraham Visiting Professor 1997–8, will deliver the Newton–Abraham Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 19 March, in the Lecture Theatre, the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology.

Subject: `Designing drugs that read the DNA helix.'

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Managing innovation and change

PROFESSOR DAVID TEECE, Mitsubishi Bank Professor, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley, will deliver the Clarendon Lectures in Management Studies at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Examination Schools.

Tue. 5 May: `The knowledge economy and intellectual capital management.'

Wed. 6 May: `Innovation and business organisation.'

Thur. 7 May: `Intellectual property, technology strategy, and competitive advantage.'

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Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre

PROFESSOR PIERRE CORVOL, Visiting Professor, the Clinical Endocrinology Trust, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Saturday, 14 March, in the Bayer Seminar Room, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

Subject: `Revisiting endocrine hypertension in 1998.'

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Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology: Trinity Term seminars

The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on the days shown in the Library, the Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology. With the exception of the first meeting (to be held on Tuesday, 5 May), the seminars will take place on Mondays.

Convener: J.J. Harding, MA status, Professor of Ocular Biochemistry.

5 May: `Effect of NMDA on expression of retinal protein: growth factors and cyclooxygenases.'

18 May: `Glaucoma.'

1 June: `Effects of ischaemic-like insults to the retina.'

8 June: `The influence of zinc on cultured human retinal pigment epithelium.'

15 June: `[alpha]-crystallin: a molecular chaperone.'

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The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on the days shown in Corpus Christi College.

Conveners: M. Winterbottom, MA, D.Phil., Corpus Christi Professor of Latin, and S.J. Harrison, MA, D.Phil., Fellow of Corpus Christi College.

Thur. 30 Apr.: `Ter quinque volumina as carmen perpetuum: the division into books in Ovid's Metamorphoses.'

DR A. VARDI, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Mon. 4 May: `An anthology of early Latin epigrams? A ghost reconsidered.'


RENS TACOMA, Leiden, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 13 March, in the New Seminar Room, St John's College. The lecture will be of interest to anyone concerned with the social history of the Roman world.

Convener: N. Purcell, MA, University Lecturer (CUF) in Ancient History.

Subject: `Cyclical mobility of urban élites in Roman Egypt.'

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Paget Toynbee Lectures on Dante 1998

PROFESSOR PATRICK BOYDE, FBA, Cambridge, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Mondays 27 April, 4 May, and 11 May, in Room 2, the Taylor Institution.

Convener: J.R. Woodhouse, MA, D.Litt., Fiat–Serena Professor of Italian Studies.

Subject: `Human vices and humanity in Dante's Comedy.'

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Claiming the stones/naming the bones: cultural property and the negotiation of national and ethnic identity in the American and British experience

This conference, jointly sponsored by the Drue Heinz Centre and the Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, will be held at St John's College (unless otherwise indicated) between 19 April and 21 April inclusive. The conference has been arranged by Elazar Barkan, Claremont Graduate School, and Ronald Bush, Oxford University.

Sunday, 19 April

9.30 a.m.–11 a.m.: History, justice, and culture: framing issues and dilemmas

E. BARKAN, Claremont Graduate School (History): `Amending historical injustices: the case of cultural property.'

R. COOMBE, Toronto (Law): `Cultural identity and its proprietary attachments.'

Respondent: Michael Spence, Oxford University (Law).

11.30 a.m.–1 p.m.: Antiquities and national identity in the British and American experience

T. WEBB, Bristol (English): `Appropriating the stones: Greek marbles and English national taste.'

C. COGGINS, Boston (Archaeology): `Latin America or Native America?'

Respondent: Claire Lyons, Getty Research Institute (Art).

2.30–4 p.m.: The Kennewick Skeleton: Native American relic or the remains of North American Man?

D.W. OWSLEY and R.L. JANTZ, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution (Anthropology): `Scientific discovery versus NAGPRA: the case of Kennewick Man.'

P. GERSTENBLITH, De Paul (Law): `Cultural significance and the Kennewick Skeleton: some thoughts on the resolution of cultural heritage disputes.'

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Monday, 20 April

10.30 a.m.–12 noon: Cultural property and triangulated identity: the case of the Maori

NGAHUIA TE AWEKOTUKO, Ahorangi, Head of School of TE Law a Maui, Victoria, University of Wellington, New Zealand: `Ta Moko: more than skin deep: issues of appropriation and identity in Maori Tatto.'

LINDA WAIMARIE NAKORA, Waikato: `Maori traditional and contemporary identities.'

Respondent: Tobias Sperlich, Oxford University (Ethnography).

2–3.30 p.m.: Cultural property and folk traditions

H. LA RUE, Oxford, and J. TOPP-SARGION, British Library National Sound Archive (Ethnomusicology): `Unsound sounds: ethnomusicology and cultural property.'

D. POSEY, Oxford (Programme for Traditional Resource Rights, OCEES, Mansfield): `Selling Grandma: commodification of the sacred through intellectual property rights.'

Respondent: Paul Tapsell, Oxford (Ethnography).

5.30–7.30 p.m., Pitt Rivers Museum; paper followed by reception

J. COOTE, E. EDWARDS, and C. GOSDEN, Oxford (Ethnography): `Ethnographic museums and cultural property.'

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Tuesday, 21 April

9.30–10.30 a.m.: Literary property: whose identity, whose culture? Group claims and cultural representation

The appropriation of group identities: literature, culture, and race in Britain and America

M. ROSS, Michigan (English): `The new Negro displayed: self-ownership, proprietary sites/sights, and the bonds/bounds of race.'

R. YOUNG, Oxford (English): `Cultural property and identity politics in Britain.'

Respondent: Ruvani Ranashina, Oxford (English).

11 a.m.–1 p.m.: Competing claims on literary representation and the production of group identity

J. ARAC, Pittsburgh (English): `The birth of whose nation?: the competing claims of national and ethnic identity and the banning of Huckleberry Finn.'

R. FOSTER, Oxford (Irish History): `Yeats, group claims, and Irishry.'

R. BUSH, Oxford: `Philip Roth, James Joyce, closing thoughts.'

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DR KINGSLEY DIXON, Chief Scientist, King's Park and Botanic Garden, Perth, Western Australia, will lecture at 8 p.m. on Thursday, 2 April, in the Wolfson Hall, Somerville College. Tickets, costing £4, are available from the Botanic Garden (telephone: Oxford (2)76920).

Subject: `Conservation biology—panacea or placebo for conserving endangered species?'

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P.D. Leake Lectures in Accounting 1998

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

PROFESSOR BARUCH LEV, 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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PROFESSOR BRENDA MILNER, Litchfield Lecturer and McDonnell–Pew Visiting Fellow, will lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 17 March, in Lecture Theatre A, the Department of Experimental Psychology. This occasion will also serve to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the PPP course at Oxford and the centenary of the Wilde Readership in Mental Philosophy.

Subject: `Probing the brain for memories.'

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DR A. RICCIARDI-VON PLATEN, Rome (a member of the German Medical Commission at the Nuremberg Medical Trial, 1946–7), will give a seminar at 2.30 p.m. on Thursday, 12 March, in the Pauling Human Sciences Centre. Further information may be obtained by telephoning Oxford (2)74600.

Subject: `Medical education in Nazi Germany: lessons for the present.'

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Colloquium: beyond the hype

This colloquium will be held on Thursday, 23 April, in the debating chamber, the Oxford Union. Attendance costs £40 (educational), £100 (commercial), or £5 (student). A small number of reduced price places will be available for members of the Oxford Union and the University. Registration information may be obtained from Dr Stuart Lee or Ms Abigail Cooke, Humanities Computing Unit, Computing Services, 13 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6NN (telephone: Oxford (2)83221, fax: (2)73275, e-mail: Abigail.Cooke@oucs.ox.ac.uk, Internet: info.ox.ac.uk/oucs/humanities).

The day will be arranged as a series of debates, to be followed by a thirty-minute round-table discussion.

Debate 1: `This House believes that the Internet will revolutionise teaching across British higher education'.

For: DR G. ALEXANDER, Director of the Electronic Media in Education Research Group, Open University

Against: MS N.-S. GARDNER, Joint Information Systems Committee, HEFCE

Debate 2: `This House believes that there is no future for libraries outside the electronic medium'.

For: JOHN TUCK, Deputy to the Director of University Libraries and to Bodley's Librarian

Against: M. CRUMP, Director of Reader Services and Collection Development, British Library

Debate 3: `This House believes that the new technologies are raising publishing standards'.

For: M. UPSHALL, Executive Director of publishing, Helicon Publishing Group PLC

Against: MS J. DORNER, freelance writer and Director, Author's Licensing and Collecting Society

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H.L.A. Hart Memorial Lecture 1998

JUSTICE STEPHEN BREYER of the Supreme Court of the United States will deliver the H.L.A. Hart Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 7 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `The work of an American constitutional judge.'

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St Patrick's Day lecture

PROFESSOR GEARÓID Ó TUATHAIGH, Professor of Modern History, University College, Galway, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 17 March, in the Haldane Room, Wolfson College. All are welcome to attend, and tickets are not required for admission.

Subject: `On lame ducks and Celtic tigers: reflections on the Irish performance since 1921.'

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