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HUSSEY LECTURES ON THE CHURCH AND THE ARTS

JOHN W. COOK, Director, Henry Luce Foundation, New York, will deliver the Hussey Annual Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 19 May, in the Taylor Institution.

Subject: `What is sacred about sacred art?'

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JENKINSON MEMORIAL LECTURE

PROFESSOR P.J. BRYANT, Development Biology Center, University of California, Irvine, will deliver a Jenkinson Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 18 May, in Lecture Theatre B, the Zoology/Psychology Building.

Subject: `Genetic approaches to understanding the control of growth during development.'

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GAISFORD LECTURE

DR C. SOURVINO-INWOOD, Reading, will deliver the Gaisford Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 21 May, in the Garden Quad Auditorium, St John's College. Subject: `Euripidean tragedies and Athenian religion.'

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O'DONNELL LECTURES 1998

DR NICHOLAS WILLIAMS, Department of Modern Irish, University of Dublin, will deliver the O'Donnell Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Hall, the Taylor Institution.

Thur. 21 May: `Gaeilge, Gàidhlig, Gaelg—the origins of Manx.'

Fri. 22 May: `Nebbaz Gerriau dro tho Carnoack—a few words about Cornish.'

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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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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.

Convener: Dr A.K. Brown, Christ Church.

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

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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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BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Department of Plant Sciences: G.E. Blackman Lecture

PROFESSOR ROLAND DOUCE, Laboratoire de Physiologie Cellulaire Végétale, Grenoble, will deliver the twenty-third G.E. Blackman Lecture at 4 p.m. on Thursday, 11 June, in the Large Lecture Theatre, the Department of Plant Sciences.

Subject: `Plant subcellular metabolism and the design of new herbicides.'

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CLINICAL MEDICINE

Clinical Pharmacology Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 4 p.m. on Mondays in the Cairns Seminar Suite, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

PROFESSOR I.C. REID, Dundee
18 May: `Mood, memory, and plasticity.'

DR L. OBOSI, Brookes University
22 June: `The baculovirus expression vector system as a tool in the study of serotonin receptors.'

DR N. SINGEWALD, Innsbruck
29 June: `Functional interplay of neurotransmitters in the locus coeruleus.'

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Department of Clinical Neurology: guest lectures

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

DR G. SCHOTT, National Hospital
17 July: `Managing central pain.'

PROFESSOR R. DOLAN, Institute of Neurology
18 Sept.: `Neurobiology of human emotion—perspective from functional imaging.'

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LITERAE HUMANIORES

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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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Lorca Centenary (II)

PROFESSOR A. ANDERSON, Michigan, will lecture as follows in Room 3, the Taylor Institution.

Conveners: I.D.L. Michael, MA, King Alfonso XIII Professor of Spanish Studies, and D.G. Pattison, MA, D.Phil., Reader in Spanish.

Tue. 19 May, 12 noon: `Federico García Lorca and William Butler Yeats: some unsuspected parallels.' (Public lecture)

Wed. 20 May, 5 p.m.: `Federico García Lorca y Sebastiá Gasch, 1927–8: influencias recíprocas y la construcción de una estética vanguardista.' (Graduate Seminar in Spanish Studies)

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Lecture (German studies)

DR N. SAUL, Trinity College, Dublin, will lecture at 2.15 p.m. on Thursday, 21 May, in Room 2, the Taylor Institution.

Conveners: K.F. Hilliard, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in German Literature, and C.J. Wells, MA, University Lecturer in Germanic Philology and Medieval German Literature.

Subject: `Kleist's bodies.'

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PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Department of Atomic and Laser Physics

The following seminars will be held at 1.45 p.m. on Mondays in the Lindemann Lecture Theatre, the Clarendon Laboratory.

DR S. HOPKINS
18 May: `Light induced coherence effects in laser cooled Rubidium.'

PROFESSOR L. ALLEN, Essex
1 June: `The orbital angular momentum of light.'

PROFESSOR P. EWART
8 June: `Quantum mechanics, bio-mechanics, and auto-mechanics: a sampler of the Oxford Institute of Laser Science.'

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SOCIAL STUDIES, NUFFIELD COLLEGE, ST JOHN'S COLLEGE

Colloquium: myopic choice

This interdisciplinary colloquium, which will discuss the evidence that choice deviates from orthodox decision theory, and that it has a temporal bias towards the present, will be held on Friday and Saturday, 22 and 23 May, in Nuffield and St John's Colleges.

Conveners: A. Offer, MA, D.Phil., Reader in Recent Social and Economic History, and G.L. Mackie (MS Oregon), Junior Research Fellow in Politics, St John's College. For further information, telephone Oxford (2)785979, or e-mail: avner.offer@nuffield.ox.ac.uk.

Friday, 22 May: Large Lecture Room, Nuffield College

PROFESSOR A. KACELNIK 4–4.30 p.m.: `Rationality, Risk Sensitivity and Myopic Discounting in Animal Choice.' PROFESSOR G. AINSLIE, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Coatesville, Pa, USA 5–6 p.m.: `Myopic Choice: What Good are Other People?'

Saturday, 23 May: morning session, Large Lecture Room, Nuffield College

PROFESSOR S. LEA and DR P. WEBLEY, University of Exeter
9 a.m.: `The Economic Self.'

PROFESSOR M. CASSON, Reading
10 a.m.: `Myopic Choice and the Economics of Decision-making.'

PROFESSOR J. ELSTER, Columbia/Paris
11.30 a.m.: `Resisting temptation.'

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Afternoon session: New Seminar Room, St John's College

PROFESSOR C. BRADSHAW, Nottingham
2.15 p.m.: `Prospects for Developing a Psychopharmacology of Self-Control.'

MR MACKIE
3.15 p.m.: `On the binding nature of promises.'

DR OFFER
4.15 p.m.: `Self-control and Well-being in the USA and UK since 1945.'

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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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DEPARTMENT FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION

Oxford Architectural History Seminar

J. ASHDOWN will speak at the seminar to be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, 8 June, in Rewley House.

Conveners: M.R. Airs, MA, D.Phil., Reader in Conservation and the Historic Environment, and G. Tyack, MA, M.Litt., Fellow, Kellogg College, and Director, Stanford University Centre in Oxford.

Subject: `Another place: the university and college buildings of Coimbra, Portugal.'

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EUROPEAN HUMANITIES RESEARCH CENTRE

Archive of performances of Greek and Roman drama

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.

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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MUSEUM OF THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE

Delta Lecture

PROFESSOR J.D. NORTH, Groningen, will deliver the Delta Lecture at 6 p.m. on Friday, 22 May, in the Museum of the History of Science. Admission is by free tickets, available in advance from the Museum.

Subject: `The Ambassadors' Secret: a new study of Holbein's painting.'

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INSTITUTE FOR CHINESE STUDIES

China Research Seminar

PROFESSOR ZHU CHUZHU, DR LI SHUZHUO, and MRS JIN ANRONG, Xi'an Jiaotong University, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 21 May, in Room 207, the Institute for Chinese Studies.

Subject: `Gender difference in child survival and training in community reproductive health to improve female child survival.'

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UNIVERSITY MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY

Feed the fury: art meets science

This symposium will be held on Wednesday, 20 May, 2–5.30 p.m., in the Museum. The symposium is open to the public, and admission is free.

The symposium relates to the Museum's current exhibition of work by artists Peter Chatwin and Pamela Martin. The exhibition is the culmination of their working and researching alongside natural scientists at the Museum.

The symposium will be chaired by Dr Sian Ede of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.

PETER CHATWIN and PAMELA MARTIN
2 p.m.: `Feed the fury—art meets science: background to the exhibition.'

PROFESSOR RICHARD DAWKINS
2.40 p.m.: `Growth and form in the computer.'

CHRISTOPHER O'TOOLE, University Museum of Natural History
3.20 p.m.: `On being a member of the oldest profession.'

A.S. BYATT, novelist, with the other speakers
4 p.m.: Discussion of the issues raised in the afternoon's talks.

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QUEEN ELIZABETH HOUSE

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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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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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

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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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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WOLFSON COLLEGE

Annual Isaiah Berlin Lecture

PROFESSOR JONATHAN Z. SMITH, Professor of the Humanities, University of Chicago, will deliver the annual Isaiah Berlin Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 21 May, in the Hall, Wolfson College. The lecture will be open to the public.

Subject: `Close encounters of diverse kinds.'

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Public lecture

DR J. JOHNS, University Lecturer in Islamic Archaeology, will deliver a public lecture at 6.30 p.m. on Thursday, 28 May, in the Buttery, Wolfson College.

Subject: `Tales of the Alhambra: architecture, poetry, and meaning in fourteenth-century Granada.'

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

Jewish and Christian cultures in Renaissance Italy

This colloquium will be held on Tuesday, 9 June, in the Committee Room, Wolfson College.

Conveners: Dr Daniel Frank and Dr Adena Tanenbaum.

PROFESSOR E. HOROWITZ, Bar-Ilan
2.30 p.m.: `Processions and piety in the Venetian Ghetto.'

DR J. WEINBERG, Leo Baeck College
3.30 p.m.: `Confronting the New Testament; Azariah De'Rossi and the beginning of Syriac scholarship.'

S. CAMPANINI, Venice
5 p.m.: `Francesco Zorzi as a Christian Hebraist.'

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OXFORD BIBLIOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY

DR MARIKA KEBLUSEK will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 21 May, in the Taylor Institution.

Subject: ` "A man very vnhappie in books." The publishing perils of an English royalist exile in The Netherlands (1550–1660).'

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OXFORD VIROLOGY AND AIDS RESEARCH CLUB

The following seminars will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Dunn School Lecture Theatre. Further details may be obtained by contacting OVARC@Path.ox.ac.uk, or http://www.path.ox.ac.uk/wsj/ovarc.htm.

20 May (Chair: S. Rowland-Jones)

S. SHAUNAK, RPMS, Hammersmith: `Targeting the lymphatic system in HIV.'

T. HANKE, Molecular Immunology Group: `Towards a vaccine for HIV.'

3 June (Chair: R. Phillips)

Details of speakers to be announced.

17 June (Chair: G. Smith)

Details of speakers to be announced.

1 July (Chair: A. McMichael)

A. GALLIMORE and P. KLENERMAN: `Recent studies done in the Zurich laboratory of Rolf Zinkernagel.'

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OXFORD ITALIAN ASSOCIATION

PROFESSOR F. SFORZA, Venice, will lecture at 8 p.m. on Thursday, 28 May, in the Lecture Theatre, Rewley House.

Subject: `Building for the Italian theatre 1737–1992: theatrical architecture from Naples to Genoa.'

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