Lectures

Contents of this section:

Return to Contents Page of this issue


INAUGURAL LECTURES

Jesus Professor of Celtic

PROFESSOR T.M. CHARLES-EDWARDS will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 23 January, in the Taylor Institution.

Subject: `The death of Columba.'

Professor of Management Studies

PROFESSOR JOHN KAY will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 3 February, in the Examination Schools. The Vice-Chancellor will be present. Admission will be by tickets, which can be obtained by telephoning Oxford (2)88654.

Subject: `The role of business in society.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


FORD'S LECTURES IN BRITISH HISTORY

Beyond the English state: power, societies, and identities in the British Isles, 1093–1343

PROFESSOR R.R. DAVIES will deliver the Ford's Lectures at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Examination Schools.

23 Jan.: `The High Kingship of the British Isles.'

30 Jan.: `Island mythologies.'

6 Feb.: `The Anglicisation of the British Isles.'

13 Feb.: `Political heartlands and political outbacks.'

20 Feb.: ` "Sweet Civility" and "Barbarous Rudeness".'

27 Feb.: `The limits of the English empire and the shaping of English exceptionalism.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


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, 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.

Return to List of Contents of this section


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.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


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.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


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" .'

Return to List of Contents of this section


CAMERON MACKINTOSH PROFESSOR OF CONTEMPORARY THEATRE

PROFESSOR THELMA HOLT will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 29 January, in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College.

Subject: `Skiing off the piste—the producer as maverick.'

Professor Holt will introduce the following lectures, to be given at 5 p.m. on the days shown in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre.

NICHOLAS DE JONGH, drama critic, London Evening Standard
Fri. 20 Feb.: `Censorship (1901–68): its effect on contemporary theatre.'

SIR JOHN DRUMMOND, CBE
Thur. 5 Mar.: `Eurovision or tunnel vision? Our cultural links with Europe.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


Saturday morning `surgeries'

Professor Holt will hold a series of informal meetings in which undergraduates can discuss specific areas of theatre in which they are involved. Further information may be obtained from Holly Kendrick, University Drama Officer (telephone: Oxford 791577).

Return to List of Contents of this section


ANTHROPOLOGY AND GEOGRAPHY

The nature of nature

The following seminars will be given at 4.30 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Senior Common Room, the School of Geography.

Convener: M. Williams, MA, Professor of Geography.

PROFESSOR R.F. ELLEN, Kent
21 Jan.: `Cognitive versus social constructions of nature.'

PROFESSOR WILLIAMS
28 Jan.: `Deforestation and biodiversity: the social construction of an environmental concept.'

DR E. SWYNGEDOUW
4 Feb.: `Modernity and hybridity: the production of nature—water and modernisation in Spain.'

PROFESSOR D. LIVINGSTONE, Belfast
11 Feb.: `Geographical inquiry, moral philosophy, and Englightenment discourses on the nature of human nature.'

DR K. SOPER, North London
18 Feb.: `Nature/"Nature?".'

DR N. CASTREE, Liverpool
25 Feb.: `Saving the seals: the cultural politics of nature in Alaska.'

DR J. GERBER, Nottingham
4 Mar.: `Making the invisible visible: ancient woodlands, British forest policy, and the social construction of reality.'

PROFESSOR I. SIMMONS, Durham
11 Mar.: ` "All coherence gone"? Humanity, nature, and time.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


Seminar

DR J. MCPEAK, Northern Ireland Housing Executive, will give a seminar at 9.30 a.m. on Friday, 23 January, in the Staff Common Room, the School of Geography.

Convener: C.G. Clarke, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Urban and Social Geography.

Subject: `Religion and owner-occupier residential search in the Belfast urban area.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


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 P. TYRER, St Mary's Hospital, London
3 Feb.: `Psychiatric beds: are we using them effectively?'

PROFESSOR D. NUTT, Bristol
10 Feb.: `What can drugs tell us about the nature of anxiety?'

DR D. BLACKWOOD, Royal Edinburgh Hospital
24 Feb.: `Schizophrenia—a search for genes.'

PROFESSOR M. LADER, Institute of Psychiatry, London
10 Mar.: `Medico-legal excursions in psychopharmacology.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


Nuffield Department of Surgery

The following seminars will be given at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Seminar Room, the Nuffield Department of Surgery, Level 6, the John Radcliffe Hospital.

An evidence-based surgical trial from the Department of Lower GI Surgery, John Radcliffe Hospital, will be held in place of the seminar on 10 March.

Convener: Sir Peter J. Morris, MA, Nuffield Professor of Surgery.

B. WHIPP, St George's Hospital, London, and T. HUSSAIN
20 Jan.: `Oxygen uptake kinetics: clinical implications.'

C. BAIGENT
27 Jan.: `Anti-thrombotic therapy in patients at high risk for vascular disease.'

M. MERKENSCHLAGER
3 Feb.: `Cross-priming, promiscuity, and thymic selection.'

G. GRIFFITHS
10 Feb.: `Why don't killer T cells kill themselves?'

D. GRAY, Royal Postgraduate Medical School, London
17 Feb.: `Antigen-presenting cells and T cell memory.'

P. OPENSHAW, Imperial College of Medicine at St Mary's, London
24 Feb.: `T cells and virus-induced lung disease.'

L. SENARATNE
3 Mar.: `Atherosclerosis: do non-lipid genes matter?'

Return to List of Contents of this section


CLINICAL MEDICINE, PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

The following seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Lecture Theatre, the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology.

Convener: H. Waldmann, BM, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Pathology.

DR D. ALTMANN, Hammersmith Hospital
22 Jan.: `MHC class II biosynthesis and peptide presentation: DM, DO, and other players.'

PROFESSOR R. GARDNER
29 Jan.: `The embryonic stem (ES) cell route to transgenesis in animals—a personal perspective.'

DR M. PEPPER, University of Geneva Medical Centre
5 Feb.: `Balance and context: regulatory paradigms for angiogenesis.'

PROFESSOR J. GORDON, Birmingham
19 Feb.: `Life and death of B- lymphocytes.'

DR F. WATT, ICRF, London
26 Feb.: `Role of cell adhesion in regulating epidermal stem cell fate.'

DR D. VAUX and PROFESSOR S. GREENFIELD
5 Mar.: `A different approach to neuro- degeneration?'

DR N. UNWIN, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge
12 Mar.: `How ion channels open rapidly in response to neurotransmitter.' (Sixth Norman Heatley Lecture)

Return to List of Contents of this section


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.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


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.

Conveners: P. Clifford, MA, Reader in Mathematical Statistics, and A.M. Etheridge, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer (CUF) in Mathematics.

DR. CLAYTON, MRC Biostatistics Unit, Cambridge
22 Jan.: `Testing for genetic association with highly polymorphic markers and multiple marker loci.'

PROFESSOR P.J. GREEN, Bristol
29 Jan.: `Exact sampling from continuous state space.'

DR F. KOMAKI, Institute for Statistical Mathematics, Tokyo
5 Feb.: `Information geometry of predictive distributions.'

PROFESSOR B.D. RIPLEY
12 Feb.: `Trees and nets in survival analysis.'

PROFESSOR T. LYONS, Imperial College, London
26 Feb.: to be announced.

DR S.P. BROOKS, Bristol
5 Mar.: `Markov chain Monte Carlo and its applications.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


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.

DR J.D. RUTHERFORD
20 Jan.: `Translating Don Quijote.'

PROFESSOR MICHAEL
27 Jan.: `A "duplicate", yet not a duplicate: the two Bodleian copies of Don Quixote, Part I (Madrid: Juan de la Cuesta, 1605).'

DR A. MIRA NOUSELLES
10 Feb.: `Womanhood as symbol and symbol as womanhood in the poetic plays of the Machado brothers.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


Art and literature

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Taylor Institution.

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

PROFESSOR WOODHOUSE
19 Jan.: `D.G. Rossetti's uxorious interpretation of Dante's Vita Nuova.'

DR A.J. TOOKE
26 Jan.: `Flaubert and Taine and the aims of art criticism.'

DR D.G. FRANKLIN
2 Feb.: `Polidoro da Caravaggio and Colagiacomo Alibrando's Spasmo de Maria Vergine (1534).'

DR C. WHISTLER
9 Feb.: `Literary reflections in Piero di Cosimo's Fire in the Forest.'

DR N.E. CRONK
16 Feb.: `Diderot's Jacques le fataliste and the art of the tableau.'

DR J.J.L. WHITELEY
23 Feb.: `Delacroix and the literary source.'

DR F. QUIVIGER, Warburg Institute
2 Mar.: `Renaissance depictions of arms and armour: the case of Ariosto.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


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, Trinity College, M. Hawcroft, Keble College, and R. Goulbourne, Keble College.

A. COWE
22 Jan.: `Why politeness? Why Montaigne?'

A. VIALA
5 Feb.: `La galanterie.'

K. TUNSTALL
19 Feb.: `From illusion to fiction in the work of Diderot.'

P. FRANCE, Edinburgh
5 Mar.: `French classical literature and translation.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


MODERN HISTORY

From Reform to Reaction: the revolutions in Europe, 1848

This series of commemorative lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Examination Schools.

Conveners: R.J.W. Evans, MA, D.Phil., Regius Professor of Modern History, and H.J.O. Pogge von Strandmann, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Modern History.

R. GILDEA
22 Jan.: `1848 in European collective memory.'

G. ELLIS
29 Jan.: `France.'

D. MACK SMITH
5 Feb.: `Italy.'

L. MITCHELL
12 Feb.: `England and 1848.'

PROFESSOR POGGE VON STRANDMANN
19 Feb.: `Germany.'

D. SAUNDERS
26 Feb.: `A Pyrrhic victory: the Russian Empire in 1848.'

D. HOWE
5 Mar.: `Responses to the revolutions of 1848 in the United States.'

PROFESSOR EVANS
12 Mar.: `The Habsburg lands.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


Seminar on later medieval France

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

Convener: P.S. Lewis, MA, University Lecturer (CUF) in Modern History.

PROFESSOR C.T. ALLMAND, Liverpool
20 Jan.: `War in Le Jouvencel of Jean de Bueil.'

DR K. DALY, Southampton
27 Jan.: `Divided by a common past? History and identity in later medieval France.'

C.D. TAYLOR
3 Feb.: `The public role of women in later medieval political thought: the Salic Law and queenship.'

DR G. SMALL, Glasgow
10 Feb.: `Creating the present perfect? The role of the indicaire in the Burgundian theatre state.'

M.J. BLANCHARD, Le Mans
17 Feb.: `Commynes on kingship.'

DR G. PROSSER, London
24 Feb.: ` "Naître, vivre, servir": the cusp of nobility in later medieval Normandy (c.1440–c.1510).'

DR M.K. JONES, London
3 Mar.: `The siege of Orléans 1428–9: a reappraisal.'

PROFESSOR M.C.E. JONES, Nottingham
10 Mar.: `Charles de Blois: sanctity and the state in later medieval Brittany.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


Commonwealth History Graduate Seminar

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

Postgraduate research presentations will be given at 4.30 p.m. on 6 March (M. Newton, D. Salesa, and Z. Laidlaw), and 13 March (A. Dolan, R. Cox, and P. Docherty).

G. WILLIAMS
23 Jan.: `Co-operation, regulation, and monopoly: the South African wine industry in the twentieth century.'

DR J. RYAN
30 Jan.: `Picturing empire: photography and British imperialism, 1840–1914.'

DR S. HEAP, International NGO Training and Research Centre, Oxford
6 Feb.: `Indigenous and imported liquor: changing patterns of alcohol consumption in Nigeria.'

DR W.G. CLARENCE-SMITH, SOAS
13 Feb.: `Colonial protection and cocoa consumption, 1815–1914.'

DR R. NEWMAN, SOAS
20 Feb.: `Opium use and excise policy in India, c.1870–1910.'

MRS R. RAZA
27 Feb.: Patterns of English domestic consumption in early nineteenth-century India' (title to be confirmed).

Return to List of Contents of this section


Seminar in Medieval History

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

Conveners: R.R. Davies, MA, D.Phil., Chichele Professor of Medieval History, and J.R.L. Maddicott, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer (CUF) in Modern History.

DR I. WOOD, Leeds
19 Jan.: `Kings in the hagiography of mission 600–1050.'

DR V. BAINBRIDGE
26 Jan.: `Prayer and power: the patronage of Syon Abbey by political and mercantile elites in fifteenth-century England.'

PROFESSOR P. STAFFORD, Huddersfield
2 Feb.: `The colloquy of ladies: the ruling women of north-west Europe c.1000 AD.'

S. O'SULLIVAN
9 Feb.: `The Carolingian glosses on Prudentius's Psychomachia: the sources used.'

PROFESSOR E. KING, Sheffield
16 Feb.: `Stephen of Blois, count of Mortain and Boulogne. The route to the English throne in 1135.'

A. BELL
23 Feb.: `Communication and conquest: public works and private labours in the medieval fenland.'

D. MORGAN, University College, London
2 Mar.: `The household retinue of Henry V and the ethos of public life.'

T. PEPPER
9 Mar.: `Judgement, vengeance, and punishment: customary law and Catharism in thirteenth-century Languedoc.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


Black people and British history (postgraduate seminar)

The following seminars will be given at 11 a.m. on Thursdays in the New Room, the Hilda Besse Building, St Antony's College.

Conveners: W. Beinart, MA, Rhodes Professor of Race Relations, P. Alexander (Ph.D. London), Research Fellow, St Antony's College, and S. Sandhu, M.St., Junior Research Fellow, Wolfson College.

S. CREIGHTON
22 Jan.: `John Archer—mayor, Edwardian progressive, and Panafricanist.'

K. MALIK
29 Jan.: `Why are we all multiculturalists now?'

D. WILSON, Institute of Education, London
5 Feb.: `Black workers, racism, and the CPGB, 1939–49.'

M. SHERWOOD, Institute of Commonweath Studies, London
12 Feb.: `Claudia Jones in Britain, 1955–64.'

N. MYERS, Merchant Taylors' School, Liverpool
19 Feb.: `Reconstructing the black past.'

M. DRESSER, University of the West of England
26 Feb.: `Ethics, evidence, and memory: new approaches to the history of Bristol's African slave trade.'

S. BOURNE
5 Mar.: `Black in the British frame—black people in British film and television, 1896–1996.'

L. TABILI, Arizona
12 Mar.: `Reconstructing black migration to and through the imperial metropolis—problems and possibilities.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


MODERN HISTORY, MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

European Humanities Research Centre

Seminar on the History of the Book 1450–1800

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Fridays in the Wharton Room, All Souls College.

Conveners: R.G. Lewis, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer (CUF) in Modern History, and I.W.F. Maclean, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Renaissance Studies.

DR L.W.B. BROCKLISS
23 Jan.: `The public use of private libraries in eighteenth-century Provence.'

PROFESSOR A. PETTEGREE, St Andrews
30 Jan.: `The sixteenth-century French religious book: establishing the parameters of a collaborative bibliographical project.'

DR P. NELLES, Warburg Institute, London
6 Feb.: `Books and teaching at the University of Helmstedt, 1690–1740.'

DR R.A. COOPER
13 Feb.: `Books in Lyon in the 1530s: the case of Symphorien Champier.'

DR R.W. TRUMAN
20 Feb.: `Censorship, the book, and intellectual life in sixteenth- and seventeenth- century Spain.'

DR D. ZANCANI
27 Feb.: `Early printed collections of poetry in Italy, 1470–1520.'

DR N.S. SMITH
6 Mar.: `Books and radicalism in England, 1558–1685.'

M. PURCELL
13 Mar.: `Richard Allestree (1619–81) and the Allestree Library.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


MODERN HISTORY, SOCIAL STUDIES

The theory and practice of international organisations

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

Conveners: Professor Robert O'Neill and Dr Mats Berdal.

MR P. WINDSOR, Reader, LSE
20 Jan.: `Globalisation, fragmentation, and Europe.'

PROFESSOR M. LEIFER, LSE
27 Jan.: `Co-operative security as a model for regional order in Asia Pacific.'

MS A. BAILES, Political Director, Western European Union
3 Feb.: `European security and defence identity: the role of institutions.'

PROFESSOR N. MACFARLANE
10 Feb.: `National interest and humanitarian action.'

COL. T. TAYLOR, Assistant Director, IISS, and former UNSCOM Commissioner and Chief Inspector
17 Feb.: `International organisations and the control of weapons of mass destruction: is the UNSCOM a model or an exception?'

MR D. WILLIAMS
24 Feb.: `Aid, donors, and sovereignty: international financial institutions in theory and practice.'

DR P. WILSON, LSE
3 Mar.: `Liberal internationalism and international organisations during the inter-war period.'

LT.-GEN. R. SMITH, Force Commander, UNPROFOR (Bosnia), 1995
10 Mar.: `International organisations and the use of force.' (to be confirmed)

Return to List of Contents of this section


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: P.A. David, MA, Senior Research Fellow, All Souls College, C.H. Feinstein, MA, Chichele Professor of Economic History, J.S. Foreman-Peck, MA, University Lecturer in Economic History, and A. Offer, MA, D.Phil., Reader in Recent Social and Economic History.

K.D. KAUFFMAN, Wellesley College
21 Jan.: `The market for paternalism: racial differences in cash tenancy rates across the US south.'

L. BRUNT
28 Jan.: `Food supply during the industrial revolution.'

F. GALASSI, Warwick
4 Feb.: `The price of culture: trust and defection in the Italian south.'

D. BAINES and P. JOHNSON, LSE
11 Feb.: `Like father, like son? Occupational mobility in the juvenile labour market in interwar London.'

L. PRADOS, University Carlos III, Madrid
18 Feb.: `The economic development of Spain since 1800—a reinterpretation.'

C. FOHLIN, California Institute of Technology
25 Feb.: `Does financial structure matter? Banking and industrial growth in pre-World War I Germany.'

S. OGILVIE, Cambridge
4 Mar.: `Efficient institution or obstacle to growth? Guilds in a German industrial region, 1580–1800.'

J. TOMLINSON, Brunel
11 Mar.: `Marshall Aid and the "shortage economy" of Britain in the 1940s.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


MUSIC

JAMES CLAPPERTON will give a lecture-recital at 4.15 p.m. on Thursday, 29 January, in the Denis Arnold Hall, the Music Faculty. The lecture is open to the public.

Subject: `A Well Older Than God: the influence of ancient myth and poetry on the contemporary piano music of Clapperton, Clemente, Ferneyhough, Franke, Radulescu, and Xenakis.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


ORIENTAL STUDIES

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.

PROFESSOR J. BLENKINSOPP, Notre Dame
20 Jan.: `The biographical miracle: a comparison of Elisha and Hanina.'

DR J. DAVILA, St Andrews
27 Jan.: `The text of Genesis and Exodus at Qumran.'

PROFESSOR D. BOYARIN, Berkeley
3 Feb.: `Against syncretism: Rabbi Eliezer as a Christian?'


10 Feb.: `Virgin rabbis/virgin fathers./

PROFESSOR G. BROOKE, Manchester
17 Feb.: `Miqdash Adam, Eden, and the Qumran community.'

T. HORNER
24 Feb.: `The portrayal of Trypho in Justin Martyr's Dialogue.'

DR L. RUTGERS, Utrecht
3 Mar.: `Jews in Roman Syria.'

PROFESSOR M. GELLER, University College, London
10 Mar.: `Cuneiform and the Jews: resistance to Hellenism.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


ORIENTAL STUDIES, THEOLOGY

Seminar in Eastern Christian Studies

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the House of St Gregory and St Macrina, 1 Canterbury Road.

Conveners: S.P. Brock, MA, D.Phil., Reader in Syriac Studies, and K.T. Ware, MA, D.Phil., Spalding Lecturer in Eastern Orthodox Studies.

DR B. ASHKELONI, Hebrew University, Jerusalem
28 Jan.: `Once again: the attitudes of Gregory of Nyssa towards pilgrimage.'

DR T. MGALOBLISHVILI, Tbilisi
11 Feb.: `Jerusalem and Georgia: Jerusalem practice and Old Georgian liturgy.'

PROFESSOR A. CAMERON
25 Feb.: `Constantine and Moses.'

THE REVD NIKOLAI SAKHAROV
11 Mar.: `Kenosis according to Archimandrite Sophrony (Sakharov).'

Return to List of Contents of this section


PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Hinshelwood Lectures: Broadening electrochemical horizons

PROFESSOR ALAN M. BOND, Professor of Chemistry, Monash University, will deliver the Hinshelwood Lectures at 11.15 a.m. on the following Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory.

Convener: J.P. Simons, MA, Dr Lee's Professor of Chemistry.

10 Feb.: `The basics.'

12 Feb.: `Applying a wide variety of electrochemical techniques to understand the redox chemistry of polyoxometalates: illustrating the basics.'

17 Feb.: `Voltammetry of conducting and non- conducting microcrystals.'

19 Feb.: `Voltammetric studies on organic, organometallic, and biologically important compounds.'

24 Feb.: `Industrial applications with a purpose.'

26 Feb.: `Voltammetry in electrochemically exotic media.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


Theoretical Particle Physics Seminars

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

Conveners: I.I. Kogan, MA, University Lecturer in Physics, and S. Sarkar (Ph.d. Bombay), Research Fellow, Wolfson College.

J. GREENSITE, NBI, Copenhagen
30 Jan.: `Casimir scaling, cooling, and centre vortices.'

C. GOMEZ, CSIC, Madrid
13 Feb.: `M-theory and the theta- puzzle.'

S. HANDS, Swansea
27 Feb.: `Fixed point behaviour in the 3-D Thirring model.'

L. COVI, Lancaster
13 Mar.: `CP violation in leptogenesis.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


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 J. HERTZ, Nordita, Copenhagen
23 Jan.: `Exploring the neural code.'

DR S. FRANZ, ICTP, Trieste
6 Feb.: `Glassy transition and effective potential in the hyper-netted chain approximation.'

DR P.M. SUTCLIFFE, Kent
20 Feb.: `Skyrmions and monopoles.'

DR R. RIVERS, Imperial College
6 Mar.: `To what extent are phase transitions in condensed matter and the early universe alike?'

Return to List of Contents of this section


Theoretical Chemistry Group Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Seminar Room, the New Chemistry Laboratory.

Convener: M.S. Child, MA, Coulson Professor of Theoretical Chemistry.

DR T. SOMMERFELD
19 Jan.: `Gas phase dianions.'

DR MAURO C.C. RIBEIRO, Sao Paulo
26 Jan.: `Instantaneous normal modes of ionic liquids.'

DR G.G. BALINT-KURTI, Bristol
2 Feb.: `Wavepackets and molecular dynamics.'

PROFESSOR M.H. ALEXANDER, Maryland
9 Feb.: `Weakly bound complexes containing open shell atoms.'

PROFESSOR D.E. LOGAN
16 Feb.: `Insulators for the uninitiated (a general talk).'

DR T. SEIDEMAN, NRC, Canada
23 Feb.: `From nanoscale processes to time-resolved dynamics with intense laser fields.'

DR D. BOWLER, Keele
2 Mar.: `Order-N density functional theory and efficient implementation on massively parallel machines.'

M.L. BREWER
9 Mar.: `Some applications of semiclassical initial value methods.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


Nonlinear and Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Seminars

Unless otherwise stated, the following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Mondays in the Dobson Lecture Room, the Atmospheric Physics Laboratory.

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

Further information may be obtained from the organisers, Dr Sue Gray (telephone: Oxford (2)72342), and Mr Michael Jameson. PROFESSOR R. HIDE
19 Jan.: `Geomagnetic polarity reversals: free or forced?'

DR S. HARRIS
26 Jan.: `Magma equations, Painlevé analysis and integrability.'

DR L. SMITH
2 Feb., 3.15 p.m.: to be announced.

PROFESSOR A. SOWARD, University of Exeter
9 Feb.: `A nonlinear dynamo wave riding on a spatially varying background.'

DR S. HOOD, Liverpool
16 Feb.: `Using materially-conserved quantities to determine the profile function in generalised two-layer models.'

DR P. HAYNES, Cambridge
23 Feb.: `Stirring, mixing, and stratospheric chemistry.'

DR I. ROULSTONE, UKMO
2 Mar.: `Hamiltonian models of nearly geospheric flow: theory and applications.'

DR G. CRAIG, Reading
9 Mar.: `Moist convection in the atmosphere—theory and simulation.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Department of Human Anatomy: research seminars

The following seminars will be given 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 and Acting Head of Department.

PROFESSOR D. FEARON, Cambridge
23 Jan.: `How lymphocytes evaluate biological and structural aspects of antigens.'

DR R. FRANKLIN, Cambridge
30 Jan.: `Can we explain CMS remyelination?'

PROFESSOR P. HUMPHRIES, Dublin
6 Feb.: `Genetics of degenerative retinal disease.'

MR A. ROWSELL, Guy's and St Thomas's Hospital, London
13 Feb.: `Embryology of facial anomalies.' (Jenkinson Seminar)

DR R. FOSTER, Imperial College, London
20 Feb.: `The regulation of the mammalian biological clock by light: the identification of a novel photosensory pathway?'

DR S. BLACKSHAW
27 Feb.: `Isolation of genes from identified and regenerating neurons.'

DR C. HOLT, Cambridge
6 Mar.: `How axons are guided out of the retina and into their target.' (Jenkinson Seminar)

DR P. HARRIS
13 Mar.: `Polycistic kidney disease: clues to pathogenesis from gene identification.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


PSYCHOLOGICAL STUDIES

Department of Experimental Psychology: seminars

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 D. SKUSE, Institute of Child Health, London
27 Jan.: `Imprinted genes, the X-chromosome, and the "male brain".' (McDonnell–Pew Seminar)

PROFESSOR O. BRADDICK, University College, London
10 Feb.: `How does the infant brain process visual motion?' (McDonnell–Pew Seminar)

DR K. WYNN, University College, London
17 Feb.: `The nature of infants' numerical competence.'

DR P. AZZOPARDI
24 Feb.: `The neural basis of residual vision in blindsight.' (McDonnell–Pew Seminar)

DR P.G. SCHYNS, Glasgow
3 Mar.: `Diagnostic recognition information produces flexible scale perceptions.'

PROFESSOR R. BENTALL, Liverpool
10 Mar.: `Psychological processes in paranoia and mania: time for a unified theory?'

DR B. MILNER, McGill
17 Mar.: `Probing the brain for memories.' (McDonnell–Pew Visiting Fellow and Litchfield Lecturer)

Return to List of Contents of this section


Summer School on Connectionist Modelling

Applications are invited for this two-week residential summer school, to be held in Oxford, 19--31 July 1998. The course is aimed primarily at researchers who wish to exploit neural network models in their teaching and/or research and it will provide a general introduction to connectionist modelling, biologically plausible neural networks and brain function through lectures and exercises on Macintoshes and PCs. The instructors with primary responsibility for teaching the course are Kim Plunkett and Edmund Rolls.

The cost of attendance will be £950 for faculty, and £750 for graduate students. A small number of partial bursaries may be available for graduate students.

Further information can be found at www-cogsci.psych.ox.ac.uksummer- school. Information about the contents of the course is available from Steven.Young@psy.ox.ac.uk.

Those interested in participating should contact Mrs Sue King, Department of Experimental Psychology, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3UD (telephone: Oxford (2)71353, e-mail: susan.king@psy.oxford.ac.uk), to whom a brief description of the applicant's background, with an explanation of why heshe would like to attend (one page maximum) should be sent by 31 January.

Return to List of Contents of this section


SOCIAL STUDIES

The two majorities and the puzzle of modern American politics

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

Conveners: Professor B.E. Shafer, Mellon Professor of American Government, and Professor E.G. Carmines, University of Indiana.

PROFESSOR SHAFER
22 Jan.: `The two majorities and the contours of the puzzle, 1932–98.'


29 Jan.: `Partisan reversal within divided government, 1992–6.'


5 Feb.: `The two majorities and postwar presidential elections, 1948–2000.'

N.J. OXMAN, President, the Campaign Group, Inc.
12 Feb.: `Designing campaign advertisements in the television age' (workshop).

PROFESSOR P.M. SNIDERMAN, Stanford
19 Feb.: `Social justice as a race- neutral ideal in postwar politics.'

PROFESSOR CARMINES
26 Feb.: `The New Deal party system meets racial issues.'


5 Mar.: `The New Deal party system meets cultural and social issues.'


12 Mar.: `Ideological polarisation and the decline of the New Deal party system.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


Senior Research Seminar in American Politics

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Chester Room, Nuffield College.

Conveners: B.E. Shafer, MA, Mellon Professor of American Government, and N.W. Polsby, MA, Olin Professor of American Government.

PROFESSOR A.J. WARE
27 Jan.: `The National Conference on Practical Reform of Primary Elections, January, 1898: the significance of a "forgotten" conference 100 years later.'

PROFESSOR POLSBY
10 Feb.: `A new encyclopaedia for the social and behavioural sciences.'

DR Y.F. KHONG
24 Feb.: `Would the US fight over Taiwan?'

DR N.P. BOWLES
10 Mar.: `Studying the presidency.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


Nuffield Sociology Seminar: employment, unemployment, and social inequality

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Clay Room, Nuffield College.

Convener: D.I.D. Gallie, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Sociology.

A. SORENSEN, Harvard
21 Jan.: `Employment relations and class structure.'

J. GERSHUNY, Essex
28 Jan.: `Unemployment: blame the victim?'

PROFESSOR GALLIE
4 Feb.: `Unemployment and social exclusion in the European Union.'

R. LAYTE
11 Feb.: `Unemployment, insecure work, and cumulative disadvantage.'

M. WHITE and J. FORTH, Policy Studies Institute
18 Feb.: `Unemployment, flexible work, and family income.'

B. BURCHELL, Cambridge
25 Feb.: `The prevalence and effects of job insecurity 1986–7.'

MARI SAKO
4 Mar.: `The changing pattern of trade unionism in Japan.'

A. FELSTEAD, Leicester, and F. GREEN, Leeds
11 Mar.: `Changes in the skill profile of the British workforce.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


THEOLOGY

Unless otherwise stated, the following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Keston Institute, 4 Park Town.

Convener: K.T. Ware, MA, D.Phil., Spalding Lecturer in Eastern Orthodox Studies.

J. DEAN, United Bible Societies
27 Jan.: `The development of new bible societies in the former Soviet Union.'

S. HUGHES, Hawkesley Romania Christian Trust
3 Feb.: `Health care and street children ministries in Romania.'

THE REVD VALDIS TERAUDKALNS, Keston Scholar and Baptist pastor
10 Feb.: `Latvian Baptist life today.'

M. ROSHCHIN, Old Believer
19 Feb.: `Religion in Dagestan and Chechnya today.'

I. BONDARENKO, former dissident, evangelist
Fri. 6 Mar., 3.30 p.m.: `Church planting in Siberia.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


Ian Ramsey Centre

Seminars in science and theology: 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.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


INTER-FACULTY SEMINARS

Restoration to Reform, 1660–1832: British political, literary, intellectual, and social history

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Old Library, All Souls College. The series will continue in Trinity Term.

The series is organised by Dr Marilyn Butler (Exeter College), Professor John Burrow (Balliol College), Professor Robert Darnton (All Souls College), Dr Christine Gerrard (Lady Margaret Hall), Professor Roger Lonsdale (Balliol College), Dr James Raven (Mansfield College), Dr Isabel Rivers (St Hugh's College), and Dr David Womersley (Jesus College).

DR P. FARA, Cambridge
26 Jan.: `Faces of genius: representations of Isaac Newton in the eighteenth century.'

DR S. JARVIS, Cambridge
9 Feb.: `Recluse from profession: Wordsworth and the politics of religious retirement from Bayle to Milner.'

DR A. SECORD, Cambridge
23 Feb.: `Artisans, gentlemen, and the work of early nineteenth-century botany.'

PROFESSOR A. WINTER, California Institute of Techology
9 Mar.: `The demagogue, the mesmerist, and the conductor: physiologies of leadership and common sense in the early nineteenth century.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM, ORIENTAL STUDIES

PROFESSOR YASSER TABBAA, Barakat Trust Visiting Fellow, St Cross College, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 23 January, in the Headley Lecture Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum.

Subject: `Rationality and belief in the pre- modern Islamic hospital.'

Professor Tabbaa will also lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 10 February, in the Medieval Studies Seminar, Lecture Room 1, the Oriental Institute.

Subject: `Circles of power: palace, citadel, and city in medieval Aleppo.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL

Interdepartmental finance seminars

The following seminars will be held at 12.30 p.m. on Mondays in the Seminar Room, the Said Business School, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

Conveners: A. Ljungqvist, Said Business School, H.S. Shin, Economics, and P. Wilmott, Mathematics.

Enquiries should be directed to Elaine Durham, Said Business School, 59 George Street, Oxford OX1 2BE (telephone: Oxford (2)88650, e-mail: elaine.durham@obs.ox.ac.uk).

J. VAN REENEN, University College, London
19 Jan.: `Investments, R. & D., and financial constraints in Britain and Germany.'

T. MILBOURN, London Business School
26 Jan.: `Prestige, intrafirm tournaments, and failure aversion in corporate decisions.'

A. MELNIK, Haifa
2 Feb.: `The pricing of best-effort v. firm-commitment underwriting contracts.'

M. TAYLOR
9 Feb.: to be announced.

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?'

Return to List of Contents of this section


CATHOLIC CHAPLAINCY

Thomas More Lecture 1998

THE RT HON LORD MICHAEL PATRICK NOLAN will deliver the annual Thomas More Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 19 February, in the Newman Room, the Catholic Chaplaincy (opposite Christ Church Memorial Garden). The lecture is open to all members of the University.

Subject: `Integrity and corruption in public life.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


MCDONNELL–PEW AND MRC CENTRES FOR COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE

Cognitive Neuroscience Seminar

PROFESSOR P. EKMAN, University of California, San Francisco, will give a seminar at 4.30 p.m. on Monday, 9 February, in Lecture Theatre A, the Department of Experimental Psychology.

Subject: `Darwin dismissed: why his book on "The Expression of the Emotions" was ignored for nearly a century.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


DEPARTMENT FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION

Oxford Architectural History Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5.30 p.m. on Mondays 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 in Oxford.

D. CLARK
2 Feb.: `In search of the medieval shop.'

M. EVANS, Head of Collections, National Monuments Records Centre
16 Mar.: `Victorian schools in west Oxfordshire.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL STUDIES

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in Lecture Room 1, the Department of Educational Studies.

PROFESSOR M. BASSEY, British Educational Research Association
19 Jan.: `A possible future for educational research—a cadre of professional researchers and a cadre of teacher researchers as an alternative to research assessment exercises in education?'

DR T. MAYNARD, Swansea
26 Jan.: `Primary student teachers' school-based learning and the limits of "standard cognition".'

PROFESSOR A. RYAN
2 Feb.: to be announced.

MS C. LEE
16 Feb.: `The TTA and research—a funded researcher's view.'

DR P. ADEY, King's College, London
23 Feb.: `Methodological issues in research around the cognitive acceleration project.'

DR J. HURRY, Institute of Education, London
2 Mar.: `Can schools influence young people's drug use: evidence from Project Charlie.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


OXFORD CENTRE FOR HEBREW AND JEWISH STUDIES

The following public lectures will be given at 8.15 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Common Room, Yarnton Manor.

PROFESSOR M. BODIAN
21 Jan.: `The meaning of martyrdom: seventeenth-century Portuguese Jews on Converso martyrs.'

PROFESSOR P. PULZER
28 Jan.: `A minority in a democracy: Jews in the Weimar Republic.'

PROFESSOR D. BOYARIN, Berkeley
4 Feb.: `Quo vadis: tricksters v. martyrs.' (Lancaster/Yarnton lecture series)

PROFESSOR E. MOONMAN, City University, London
18 Feb.: `A major discovery: the family.'

E. HOFFMAN, author
25 Feb.: `Shtetl in context: a history of conflict and coexistence.'

PROFESSOR L. RUTGERS, Utrecht
4 Mar.: `Discoveries in the Jewish catacombs of ancient Rome: new solutions for old problems.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

Aspects of Islamic history

Unless otherwise stated, the following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the centre.

PROFESSOR F. ROBINSON, London
21 Jan.: `Muslim and Christian worlds: shapers of each other.'

PROFESSOR A. KNYSH, Exeter University
28 Jan.: `Writing a history of Islamic mysticism: methodological problems.'

PROFESSOR S. FAROQHI, Munich
4 Feb.: `Staking our claims to urban territory: Ottoman artisans and their workshops.'

PROFESSOR W. KADI, Chicago
11 Feb.: `The early Muslims' experience of displacement and its literary expressions.'

PROFESSOR L.P. HARVEY
18 Feb.: `Overseas military assistance for Muslims of the Iberian peninsula 1500–1609.'

PROFESSOR W.F. MADELUNG
25 Feb.: `Velayat-e Faqih of Ayatollah Montazeri.'

PROFESSOR C.E. BOSWORTH, Manchester
4 Mar.: `Islamisation of the Caucasus and Central Asia.'

PROFESSOR H. INALCIK, Bilkent
11 Mar.: `Shariah and customary law in the Ottoman Empire.'

PROFESSOR J. BOWEN, Washington University, St Louis
Fri. 20 Mar.: `Contemporary Islamic law in Indonesia.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


NISSAN INSTITUTE OF JAPANESE STUDIES

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Lecture Theatre, the Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies.

DR KEIICHIRO KOMATSU, Action Japan, Department of Trade and Industry
23 Jan.: `Anglo-Japanese industrial co- operation.'

PROFESSOR IZUMI KOBAYASHI, Osaka Gakuin University
30 Jan.: `Why does Japan distribute so much ODA in the South Pacific? A case study of foreign policy decision-making.'

PROFESSOR HIROSHI ODA, University College, London
6 Feb.: `Corporate governance in Japan: the Yamaichi Securities case.'

PROFESSOR MICHIKO NAKAHARA, Waseda University, Tokyo
13 Feb.: `Asian labourers and the Burma–Siam railway.'

PROFESSOR TOKUOU KONISHI, Meiji University, Tokyo
20 Feb.: `The judiciary and the executive: judge–prosecutor relationships and administrative courts.'

PROFESSOR JUNKO TOMARU, Kobe
27 Feb.: `Rapprochement without reparations: post-war Japan and Malaya, 1945–61.'

T. NELSON, Stirling
6 Mar.: `Slavery in pre-modern Japan.'

PROFESSOR M. PYE, Marburg
13 Mar.: `Studying religions in Japan.' (Joint seminar with the Faculty of Theology `Study of religions' series)

Return to List of Contents of this section


QUEEN ELIZABETH HOUSE

Seminar in Contemporary South Asia

The following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in the Blackhall Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House.

Conveners: Dr B. Harriss-White and Dr N. Gooptu.

M. ROBINSON, Sussex
22 Jan.: `The politics of civil service reform.'

H. MUKHOPADHYAY, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy
29 Jan.: `India: economic reforms of the 1990s, macroeconomic dimensions and ramifications.'

S. BHATTACHARYYA, Vidyasagar University
5 Feb.: `Class differentiation and agricultural credit: a study of West Bengal.'

R. JENKINS, Birkbeck College, London
12 Feb.: `Elections and the politics of social reform.'

J. PFAFF
19 Feb.: `Reactions and responses in ethnic politics: the Nepalese minorities in the public space.'

B. ZACHARIAH, Cambridge
26 Feb.: `The social context of "economic development" in India c.930–50.'

K.T. RAMMOHAN, Centre for Development Studies, Trivandrum
5 Mar.: `Commodity chain in a microeconomy: observations based on field-work in three Kerala villages.'

R. CHOWDHARY, University of Jammu
12 Mar.: `Understanding the Kashmir issue: the dynamics of ethnicity.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


Seminar in Contemporary South Asia: Extraordinary Lecture

A. BHARGAVA, Harvard, will lecture at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, 18 February, in the Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House.

Conveners: Dr B. Harriss-White and Dr N. Gooptu.


Subject: `Family planning, gender differences, and child mortality: evidence from UP.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women

Gender, culture, and development: new theoretical directions

The following seminars will be given at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in the Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House. Details of the 19 February meeting will be announced later.

Conveners: Dr Helen Callaway and Dr Lidia Sciama.

PROFESSOR D.O. HELLY, Hunter College, New York
15 Jan.: `Gender and history: the modern British example.'

DR E. REICHEL, Columbia
22 Jan.: `Gender-based knowledge systems: indigenous ecopolitics in the north-west Amazon, Columbia.'

DR C. LLOYD
29 Jan.: `Theorising empowerment.'

DR F. MACAULAY
5 Feb.: `Women policy networks: local, regional, and international.'

DR D. MILLS
12 Feb: `Situating "development": reworking transnational feminisms in Uganda.'

DR CALLAWAY
26 Feb.: `Exploring feminisms.'

C. SWEETMAN, editor, cGender and Development\, Oxfam
5 Mar.: `Men, masculinity, and development.'

DR SCIAMA
12 Mar.: `Theme, plot, and gender in personal narratives.'

DR A.M. GOETZ, Sussex
30 Apr.: `Getting institutions right for women in development.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


Refugee Studies Programme

Seminars on Forced Migration

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House.

For further information, contact the Education Unit, Refugee Studies Programme, Queen Elizabeth House, 21 St Giles', Oxford OX1 3LA (telephone: Oxford (2)70723, fax: (2)70721, e-mail: rsp@qeh.ox.ac.uk, Internet home page: www.qeh.ox.ac.uk/rsp/).

PROFESSOR G. GOODWIN-GILL, Institute of European Studies and Amsterdam
21 Jan.: `International organisations and refugees.'

DR P. WEIL, Institut d'études politiques, Paris
28 Jan.: `New immigration/asylum policy in France.'

DR R. BLACK, Sussex
4 Feb.: `Greening asylum? Humanitarianism v. environmentalism in mass displacement.'

G. JAEGER, Comité belge d'aide aux réfugiés
11 Feb.: `The new EU Refugee Law.'

DR N. VAN HEAR
18 Feb.: `The mass exodus, dispersal, and regrouping of migrant communities.'

DR J. CRISP, UNHCR, Geneva
25 Feb.: `Critiques of UNHCR.'

DR V. LASSAILLY-JACOB, Centre d'études africaines, CNRS, Paris
4 Mar.: `Land resettlement schemes for refugees and oustees in Africa: a comparative study.'

DR S. GREEN, Portsmouth
11 Mar.: `Citizenship and immigration in Germany.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


Foundation Course

Unless otherwise stated, the following courses will be given as shown in the Blackhall Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House.

C. DOLAN
Mon. 10 a.m.–12 noon: `Household livelihood and economy.'

DR D. CHATTY
Tue. 10 a.m.–12 noon: `Research Methods Course II.'

DR E. VOUHIRA
Tue. 2.30–4.30 p.m., Garden Room, QEH: `Identity: nationalism, regionalism, and ethnicity in the explanation of human displacement (eastern Europe).'

DR J. HENRY
Wed. 2–4 p.m.: `Nutrition.'

DR A. SHACKNOVE
Thur. 10 a.m.–12 noon, St Cross Building: `International human rights and refugee law I.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


OXFORD CENTRE FOR SOCIO-LEGAL STUDIES

Visitors' programme

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Wolfson College.

Convener: D. Sandler, MA, Research Fellow of the Centre and Research Fellow, St Antony's College.

DR J. PFAFF-CZARNECKA, Zurich
26 Jan.: `Religious minorities in Switzerland. Forms of collective action and claims to collective rights.'

DR B. BOGOCH, Bar-Ilan University, Israel
2 Feb.: `The gendered construction of professional identity in the courtroom.'

PROFESSOR J. SHAPIRO, Seattle
9 Feb.: `Current legal issues facing lesbian and gay families in the USA.'

DR M.M. JOARDER, Islamic University of Jushtia-Jhenaidha, Bangladesh
16 Feb.: `Bangladesh's role in the world economy through its transition from GATT to the WTO.'

PROFESSOR KIYOSHI AOKI, Nanzan University, Japan
23 Feb.: `Tradition and modernisation in the South Korean family law "the family system governed by the principle of paternal blood lineage".'

R. MOORE, US Attorney's Office, Alabama
2 Mar.: `Comparison of the trial of complex criminal fraud cases in the USA and UK.'

DR U. YANAY, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
9 Mar.: `The role of the state in reducing crime and victimisation locally.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


INSTITUTE OF VIROLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY

The following seminars will be given at 4 p.m. on the days shown in the institute. With the exception of the seminar to be held on Thursday, 29 January, the meetings will take place on Fridays.

PROFESSOR J. CLARK, Roslin Institute, Edinburgh
16 Jan.: to be announced.

DR M. GIRARD, Institut Pasteur, Paris
29 Jan.: to be announced.

DR M. BOULOY, Institut Pasteur, Paris
6 Feb.: `The Rift Valley fever virus: dissection of the ambisense RNA genome as a step toward parthogenesis analysis.'

PROFESSOR H. KLENK, Marburg
Feb., date to be announced: `Molecular studies on Marburg and Ebola viruses.'

DR L. ENJUANES, National Centre for Biotechnology, Madrid
27 Feb.: `Tissue-specific expression of genes from coronavirus vectors.'

DR J. JANSSON, Stockholm
6 Mar.: `Quantification of bacterial cell numbers and metabolic activity in environmental samples using biomarkers.'

PROFESSOR B. RIMA, Belfast
20 Mar.: to be announced.

DR K. SMALLA, Institute for Plant Virology, Brunswick
27 Mar.: `Application of denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis for microbial community analyses—potentials and limitations.'

PROFESSOR S. MOLIN, Denmark
3 Apr.: `Structure/function relationships in microbial communities.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


WELLCOME UNIT FOR THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE

Oral History Workshops

The following meetings will be held at 12.45 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Wellcome Unit.

Convener: Dr Sarah Harper.

PROFESSOR J. LEWIS
28 Jan.: `Women and care.'

K. FISHER
11 Feb.: `Contraception and birth control.'

K. FIELD
25 Feb.: `Exploring childhood and health.'

M. HOULBROOKE, Reading
11 Mar.: `Children speak.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


Clinical innovations and abuses in ethical and historical perspective

Unless otherwise stated, the following seminars will be held at 2.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Wellcome Unit.

Convener: P.J. Weindling, MA, Reader in the History of Medicine.

DR WEINDLING
22 Jan. : `Nazi medicine and its victims: reflections on Ernst Klee, Auschwitz, die NS-Medizin und ihre Opfer.' (Preceded by a showing of Ernst Klee's film Ärzte ohne Gewissen (Physicians Without a Conscience) at 1.15 p.m.)

DR C. AMBROSELLI, Centre George Canguilhem, Paris
29 Jan.: `Medical ethics and human rights.'

DR U. SCHMIDT
5 Feb.: ` "Returning home": Leo Alexander's medical war crimes investigations and the origins of the Nuremberg Medical Trial, 1945–7.'

DR I. LÖWY, Wellcome Institute, London
12 Feb.: `Experimentation as a routine treatment—clinical trials of anti-cancer and anti-AIDS drugs.'

C. TIMMERMANN, Wellcome Unit, Manchester
19 Feb.: `Hippocrates or Paracelsus? Medical role models in inter-war Germany.'

DR J. HAZELGROVE, Melbourne
26 Feb.: `The impact of the Nuremberg Code on Human Experimentation in Britain, 1947–64.'

PROFESSOR J. LOWENSTEIN, Wellcome Unit, Manchester
5 Mar.: `Dead bodies for anatomical research in Germany before and during the Third Reich: the case of Hermann Stieve.'

DR A. RICCIARDI-VON PLATEN, Rome; member of the German Medical Commission at the Nuremberg Medical Trial, 1946–7
12 Mar., 2.30 p.m., Pauling Human Sciences Centre: `Medical education in Nazi Germany: lessons for the present.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


ALL SOULS COLLEGE

Foreign Policy Studies Programme

Germany, Europe, and the world

Unless otherwise stated, the following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Old Library, All Souls College.

S. CRAWSHAW, The Independent
23 Jan.: `Germany today: the political landscape.'

D. MARSH, Robert Fleming
30 Jan.: `Germany today: the economic outlook.'

T. GARTON ASH
Thur. 5 Feb.: `Germany in central Europe.'

J. ROPER, Royal Institute of International Affairs
13 Feb.: `Germany in the European Union.'

HE DR GEBHARDT VON MOLTKE, German Ambassador to the United Kingdom
20 Feb.: `German national interests.'

FIELD-MARSHAL LORD INGE, former Chief of the Defence Staff
27 Feb.: `Germany in NATO.'

PROFESSOR H. ADOMEIT, Forschungsinstitut für Internationale Politik und Sicherheit, Ebenhausen
6 Mar.: `Germany and Russia.'

THE RT. HON. SIR MALCOLM RIFKIND, formerly Secretary of State for Defence and for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
13 Mar.: `Germany and Britain.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


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.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


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.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


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.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


MAGDALEN COLLEGE

Waynflete Lectures

Parliament in a changing world

SIR MICHAEL WHEELER-BOOTH, KCB, lately Clerk of the Parliaments and currently Visiting Fellow, Magdalen College, will deliver the Waynflete Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following Tuesdays in the Examination Schools. Admission is free.

3 Feb.: `The Crown in Parliament.'

10 Feb.: `The House of Lords.'

17 Feb.: `The House of Commons.'

24 Feb.: `Westminster and the European Union.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


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.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society

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

M. REDCLIFT, Keele
20 Jan.: `Environmental security and global consumption.'

J. ROBERTSON, Co-founder, New Economics Foundation
27 Jan.: `Sharing our common heritage: resource taxes, green dividends, and a new social contract.'

D. LOWENTHAL, University College, London
3 Feb.: `Environmentalism from George Perkins Marsh to the millennium.'

R. CLIFT, Surrey
10 Feb.: `The emergence of industrial ecology.'

D. SLATER, Department of the Environment, Transport, and the Regions
17 Feb: `Environmental risk assessment.'

B. SZERSZYNSKI, Lancaster
24 Feb.: `Ecological rites: environmental politics as ritual action.'

J. BURGESS, University College, London
3 Mar.: `Rationalising (un)sustainable lifestyles.'

T. HAYWARD, Edinburgh
10 Mar.: `Constitutional environmental rights and their implications for democracy.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

A Britain for the twenty-first century: the debate on constitutional change

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Lecture Theatre, the New Building, St Antony's College.

Conveners: Professor Archie Brown, Mr Robert Jackson, MP, and Dr Phyllis Starkey, MP.

MICHAEL WELSH, former Conservative MEP, now director of the Advisory Centre on Europe, AUSTIN MITCHELL, MP, and SIR MICHAEL BUTLER, former British Representative to the European Community
20 Jan.: `What are the constitutional implications of European Union?'

GRAHAM ALLEN, MP, ROBERT JACKSON, MP, and PHILIP STEPHENS, The Financial Times
27 Jan.: `How should Parliament be modernised?'

JONATHAN EVANS, former Conservative Parliamentary Secretary at the Home Office, JOHN LLOYD, Associate Editor, New Statesman, and PROFESSOR BROWN
3 Feb.: `Will Scottish and Welsh devolution strengthen or weaken the union?'

THE RT. HON. MICHAEL ANCRAM, MP, and ANDREW ADONIS, The Independent
10 Feb.: `Is English regional government necessary?'

THE RT. HON. DAVID CURRY, MP, former Conservative Minister for Local Government, DR PHYLLIS STARKEY, MP, and PROFESSOR JOHN STEWART, Birmingham
17 Feb.: `Should local government be a partner of national government or its agent?'

DR GEOFFREY MARHSALL and PROFESSOR ALAN RYAN
24 Feb.: ` `Freedom of Information and a Bill of Rights.'

THE RT. HON. STEPHEN DORRELL, MP, and PROFESSOR IAIN MCLEAN
3 Mar.: `Would changing the British voting system empower the voters?'

SIR PATRICK CORMACK, MP, DR CALUM MACDONALD, MP, and DR DAVID BUTLER
10 Mar.: `Referendums—expanding or threatening British democracy?'

Return to List of Contents of this section


ST CATHERINE'S COLLEGE

Cameron Mackintosh Workshop

PROFESSOR THELMA HOLT, MR KOLYBELNIKOV, and MR GEARIN- TOSH will be the speakers at this workshop, to be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, 30 January, in the Bernard Sunley Room C, St Catherine's College. Two further lectures on Chekhov will be held in Trinity and Michaelmas Terms.

Subject: `Chekhov's life: introduction.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


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.

THE REVD DR IAN KER
20 Jan.: `Newman's Idea of a University: a guide for the contemporary university?'

DR J. DUNBABIN
27 Jan.: `The origins of the university.'

DR N. KEOHANE, President, Duke University
3 Feb.: `The American campus: from colonial seminary to global multiversity.'

J. SAYER, Director, TEMPUS programmes
10 Feb.: `Linking universities across Europe: principles, practicalities, and perspectives.'

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.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


OXFORD CARDIAC CLUB

PROFESSOR SIR DAVID WEATHERALL will be the speaker at the inaugural meeting of the Oxford Cardiac Club, to be held at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 19 March, in the Margaret Thatcher Conference Centre, Somerville College. Clinicians, researchers, and students are welcome to attend.

Further details may be obtained from Dr Sian Rees or Dr Anthony Wright, University Laboratory of Physiology, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PT (telephone: Oxford (2)72500, fax: (2)72469).

Subject: `The activation of foetal genes: an alternative approach to gene therapy.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


INTERDISCIPLINARY JOURNAL CLUB IN HUMAN POPULATION GENETICS

The club will continue this term. Meetings are held every Monday in term (starting in second week) at 1 p.m. in Room 1.209, the Department of Statistics. Details of papers to be discussed are circulated in advance by e- mail.

Anyone wishing to be added to the circulation list should contact Dr David Goldstein, Department of Zoology (e- mail: david.goldstein@zoology.ox.ac.uk).

Return to List of Contents of this section


OXFORD ITALIAN ASSOCIATION

Talks

The following talks will be given at 8 p.m. on Wednesdays in St Anne's College. The admission charge is £1 to members, £2 to non-members.

DR D. BOSWELL
4 Feb.: `The rebuilding of Catania after the Sicilian earthquake of 1693.'

G. PIERI
25 Feb.: `The influence of Pre- Raphaelitism in Italy.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


Day-school: Rome from Renaissance to Baroque

This day-school will be held jointly by the association and the Department for Continuing Education, at Rewley House, Wellington Square, 9.30 a.m.–5 p.m., on Saturday, 7 March, and will include lectures on Michelangelo, Palestrina, Caravaggio and the Carracci, and Bernini.

Return to List of Contents of this section


FRIENDS OF THE BODLEIAN

The following thirty-minute lectures will be given at 1 p.m. on the days shown in the Cecil Jackson Room, the Sheldonian Theatre. All are invited.

Sandwiches and wine will be served after the lectures at a cost of £2.50 per person, for which bookings should be made in advance with Mrs P.M. Sturgis, Membership Secretary, Friends of the Bodleian, Bodleian Library, Oxford OX1 3BG (telephone: Oxford (2)77234).

S. MANDELBROTE
Wed. 11 Feb.: `John Locke's books.'

S. FLYNN
Tue. 24 Feb.: ` "Through scorching clime and varied sea": Sir John Gardner Wilkinson, traveller, Egyptologist, and man of letters, 1797–1875.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


FRIENDS OF REWLEY HOUSE

Friends of Rewley House Annual Lecture

SIR WALTER BODMER, FRS, President, Hertford College, will deliver the Friends of Rewley House Annual Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 11 February, in the Lecture Theatre, Rewley House. Tickets will be available from Rewley House after 1 February.

Subject: `The Book of Man: genetics for health and welfare.'

Lecture

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 will be available from Rewley House after 1 February.

Subject: `A walk in northern Ethiopia.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


INTERNATIONAL LAW ASSOCIATION (BRITISH BRANCH)

Oxford Speakers Series

Unless otherwise stated, the following lectures will be given at 8.30 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Habakkuk Room, Jesus College. Further information is available from Dr Michael Byers, Jesus College (telephone: Oxford (2)79680, fax: (2)79687, e-mail: michael.byers@jesus.ox.ac.uk).

It is suggested that anyone travelling from outside Oxford confirm the meetings one or two days in advance.

DR S. MARKS, Cambridge
28 Jan.: `International law and the end of history?'

PROFESSOR F. FRANCIONI, Siena
11 Feb., 5 p.m., Seminar Room C, St Cross Building: `Reconciling trade and environmental protection: the World Trade Organisation.' (Organised jointly with the Centre for European and Comparative Law)

PROFESSOR C. GREENWOOD, LSE
25 Feb.: `The Security Council and the rule of law in the international community.'

DR C. KRESS, Federal Ministry of Justice, Germany
11 Mar.: `A Turkish safety zone in northern Iraq: where are the limits of collective efforts to maintain international peace and security?'

Return to List of Contents of this section


OXFORD AMNESTY LECTURES

The genetic revolution and human rights

The Oxford Amnesty Lectures will be given at 6 p.m. on the days shown in the Sheldonian Theatre. Season tickets cost £18 (£12 unwaged), and may be obtained from the Playhouse Ticketshop at Blackwell's Music Shop (telephone for credit card bookings: Oxford 261384).

PROFESSOR H. PUTNAM, Harvard
Wed. 28 Jan.: `Genetics and human dignity.'

DR I. WILMUT, Roslin Institute, Edinburgh
Tue. 3 Feb.: `Dolly: the age of biological control.'

PROFESSOR B. KNOPPERS, Chair, International Bioethics Committee, UNESCO
Thur. 5 Feb.: `Who should have access to genetic information?'

PROFESSOR J. HARRIS, Manchester
Thur. 12 Feb.: `Clones, genes, and immortality.'

PROFESSOR J. GLOVER, King's College, London
Wed. 18 Feb.: `Eugenics and human rights.'

PROFESSOR H. STEINER, Manchester
Thur. 19 Feb.: `Silver spoons and golden genes: talent differentials and justice.'

PROFESSOR S. BENATAR, Cape Town
Tue. 24 Feb.: `A perspective from Africa on human rights and genetic engineering.'

Return to List of Contents of this section