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CLINICAL MEDICINE

Litchfield Lecture

PROFESSOR STEVEN L. TEITELBAUM, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri, will deliver a Litchfield Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 24 June, in the Lecture Theatre, the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre.

Convener: J. O'D McGee, MA, Professor of Morbid Anatomy.

Subject: `Molecular mechanisms of bone resorption.'

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Department of Ophthalmology: Ida Mann Lecture

PROFESSOR GIJS VRENSEN, Netherlands Ophthalmic Research Institute, will deliver the eighteenth Ida Mann Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 8 July, in Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary. The lecture will follow the Oxford Eye Hospital Alumni Meeting (see below).

Subject: `Law and order in the eye lens.'

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Oxford Eye Hospital and Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology: Alumni Meeting 1998

The meeting will be held on Wednesday, 8 July, in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary. It will be followed by the Ida Mann Lecture (see above).

PROFESSOR A. BRON
2 p.m.: introduction.

MR F. MOSSA
2.05 p.m.: `Visual field changes after optic nerve sheath fenestration for idiopathial intracranial hypertension.'

MR J. HSUAN
2.20 p.m.: `Quantifying experimental cataract.'

MR A. KOSMIN
2.35 p.m.: `Cell proliferation in the human foetal retina.'

MR D. BYLES
2.50 p.m.: `Involutional entropion: comparision of cautery and transverse sutures.'

MR P. URSELL
3.05 p.m.: `Using the laser cell flare meter to assess surgical ability.'

MR V. TANNER
3.20 p.m.: `Optical coherence tomography and macular holes.'

MR CHUNG CHUA
3.35 p.m.: `The usefulness of per-operative hand-held automated keratometer in cataract surgery.'

MISS B. SALLUSTIO
3.50 p.m.: `Transforming eye casualty.'

MISS R. RAHMAN
4.35 p.m.: `Sutureless vitrectomy.'

MR C.K. PATEL
4.50 p.m.: `Plate v. loop haptics: implications for capsulorhexis and toric IOLs.'

DR D. POTTER, New Zealand
5.05 p.m.: `The biography of Ida Mann.'

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MODERN HISTORY

Special Faculty Lecture

PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER WICKHAM, School of History, University of Birmingham, will deliver the annual Special Faculty Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 27 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `An empire fragments: aristocratic wealth and peasant autonomy in the post-Roman West, 450–750.'

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MUSIC

Concert life in eighteenth-century Britain: a symposium to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the Holywell Music Room

This symposium will be held in Wadham College, from Friday, 3 July, to Sunday, 5 July.

Two concerts will be held on 4 July and 5 July in connection with the symposium: see `Notices' above.

Those interested in receiving more information are asked to contact the Administrator, the Faculty of Music, St Aldate's, Oxford OX1 1DB (telephone: (2)76125, e-mail: humaira.erfan-ahmed@music.ox.ac.uk).

Conveners: Dr Peter Franklin, Dr Harry Johnstone, Professor Reinhard Strohm, and Dr Susan L. Wollenberg.

Friday, 3 July

SIMON MCVEIGH, Goldsmiths' College, University of London
9 p.m.: `The art of networking: mobility and advancement in the concert profession.'

Saturday, 4 July

DONALD BURROWS, the Open University, and PETER WARD JONES, Bodleian Library
9.15 a.m.: `Musicians and music copyists in mid-eighteenth-century Oxford: the Hayeses and who else?

PETER HOLMAN, Colchester Institute
10 a.m.: `The Colchester Part-Books.'

DR WOLLENBERG
11.15 a.m.: `"...so much rational and elegant Amusement at an Expence comparatively inconsiderable"; the Holywell concerts in the eighteenth century.'

MICHAEL BURDEN
12 noon: ` "Le Genoue Inflexible" at the Holywell Music Room: Madam Mara and concert etiquette.'

PAUL LANGFORD
2.30 p.m.: `The musician in eighteeenth-century English society.'

ROSAMOND MCGUINNESS, Royal Holloway College, University of London
3.15 p.m.: `Gigs, roadies, and promoters: marketing eighteenth-century concerts.'

Sunday, 5 July

WILLIAM WEBER, California State University
9.45 a.m.: `London and the capital city beau monde.'

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DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS

Corcoran Memorial Lectures

The Corcoran Memorial Lectures will be given on Thursday, 25 June, in the Griffiths Room, Keble College. Tea will be served between the lectures and sherry afterwards. Mr Mathieson will be presented with the Corcoran Memorial Prize for 1998.

MARK MATHIESON, Corcoran Memorial Prizewinner 1998
4.30 p.m.: `Ordered classes and predictive methods in pattern recognition.'

PROFESSOR ADRIAN SMITH, Imperial College, London
5.30 p.m.: `Bayesian curves, CARTS, and MARS.'

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FRIENDS OF THE BODLEIAN

Annual General Meeting

The fifty-third Annual General Meeting of the Friends of the Bodleian will be held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, 23 June, in the Sheldonian Theatre. Sir Anthony Kenny, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, will take the chair.

After the formal business, SEAMUS HEANEY will address the meeting.

Subject: `Fretwork: on translating Beowulf.'

Non-members of the Friends who would like to attend the meeting are asked to inform the Membership Secretary, Friends of the Bodleian Library, Bodleian Library, Oxford OX1 3BG (telephone: Oxford (2)77234) in advance.

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