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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 1998, 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.

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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.'

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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.'

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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" .'

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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.'

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PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Hinshelwood Lectures

PROFESSOR ALAN M. BOND, Professor of Chemistry, Monash University, will deliver the Hinshelwood Lectures at 11.15 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Hilary Term in the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory, commencing on Tuesday, 10 February.

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

Subject: `Broadening electrochemical horizons.'

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ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM

David Piper New Year Lecture

DR O. IMPEY, Senior Assistant Keeper of Eastern Art, will deliver the David Piper New Year Lecture at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, 13 January, in the Taylor Institution. Admission is free, and booking is not required.

Subject: `Chinoiserie: Eastern influences on European art.'

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DEPARTMENT OF THE HISTORY OF ART

Archives and Excavations

This workshop, with papers presented by various speakers, will be held on Friday, 1 May, and Saturday, 2 May, in the Headley Lecture Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum. The aim of the meeting is to draw attention to wide-ranging archival sources, written and visual, relating to excavations carried out in Italy from the eighteenth century to the present day, and also to draw attention to excavations of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, on catacombs, Etruria, inscriptions in situ, and three-dimensional models used as records of archaeological finds. The workshop is free and open to all scholars and students who wish to attend.

Further information may be obtained from the organiser, Dr Ilaria Bignamini, Department of the History of Art (telephone: (2)78290/(2)78296, fax: (2)78299, e-mail: ilaria.bignamini@hoa.ox.ac.uk; between 12 January and 30 March, at the British School at Rome, Piazzale W. Churchill (già Via A. Gramsci) 61, 00197 Rome (telephone: (06) 322 1424, fax: 322 1201, e-mail: bsrstu@librs6k.vatlib.it).

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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.'

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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.'

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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.'

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WOLFSON COLLEGE

Wolfson College Lectures 1998

The idea of a university

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

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.'

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ACTION GROUP AT OXFORD ON TEACHING AND LEARNING ENHANCED BY NEW TECHNOLOGY (`OxTALENT')

OxTALENT will hold an open morning on Wednesday, 14 January, 9.30 a.m.–1 p.m., in the Department of Earth Sciences. The event is one of a series of meetings to raise the profile of the use of technology in teaching and learning.

The programme is as follows:

9.30 a.m.: an overview of local resources.
10 a.m.: Oxford's policy on educational IT.
10.30 a.m.: a national perspective.
11 a.m.: refreshments.
11.20 a.m.: developing a teaching network: a response to academic need.
12 noon: innovation display—work being done at Oxford.

Web display will include work from the faculties of Music, Chemistry, Zoology, and English, with demonstrations of video conferencing and Web development. Full details can be found at: http://info.ox.ac.uk/oxtalent.

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