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SPEAKER'S LECTURES IN BIBLICAL STUDIES 1997–9

Theory of primitive Christian religion

PROFESSOR GERD THEISSEN, Professor of New Testament Theology, University of Heidelberg, will deliver his first series of Speaker's Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Examination Schools.

Mon. 23 Feb.: `The programme of a theory of primitive Christian religion.'

Tue. 24 Feb.: `The significance of the historical Jesus for the primitive Christian religion.'

Wed. 25 Feb.: `The transformation of the Jewish sign system by post-Easter belief in Christ. Or: how did Jesus come to be deified?'

Mon. 4 May: `The two basic values of the primitive Christian ethic: love of neighbour and renunciation of status.'

Tue. 5 May: `Dealing with power and possessions in primitive Christianity.'

Wed. 6 May: `Dealing with wisdom and holiness in primitive Christianity.'

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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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BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Department of Plant Sciences: Research Talks

The following research talks will be given at 4 p.m. on the days shown in the Large Lecture Theatre, the Department of Plant Sciences.

DR P. SCHULZE-LEFERT, John Innes Centre
26 Feb.: `Roads to resistance and death: learning from monocot plant–pathogen interactions.'

PROFESSOR A. COLLMER, Cornell
5 Mar.: `Bacterial pathogens in plants: life and death up against the wall.'

DR R. MITHEN, John Innes Centre
12 Mar.: `Molecular genetics of glucosinolate biosynthesis in Arabidopsis.'

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LITERAE HUMANIORES, MODERN HISTORY

PROFESSOR BRIAN BOSWORTH, Professor of Classics and Ancient History, University of Western Australia, and Visiting Fellow, All Souls College, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 23 February, in the Examination Schools.

Conveners: R.J.W. Evans, MA, D.Phil., Regius Professor of Modern History, and R.C.T. Parker, MA, D.Phil., Wykehan Professor of Ancient History.

Subject: `A tale of two empires: Hernán Cortés and Alexander the Great.'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Ilchester Lecture

PROFESSOR DONALD RAYFIELD, Queen Mary and Westfield College, London, will deliver an Ilchester Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 26 February, in Room 2, the Taylor Institution.

Convener: G.S. Smith, MA, D.Litt., Professor of Russian.

Subject: `White spots and black holes in Chekhov's archive.'

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MUSIC

PROFESSOR LOWELL LINDGREN, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will give a public lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 4 March, in the Holywell Music Room.

Subject: `Roratorios [sic] sung in Italian at London, 1734–82.'

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DR E.N. MCKAY will lecture at 2.15 p.m. on Thursday, 5 March, in the Committee Room, the Faculty of Music. The lecture is open to the public.

Convener: S.L.F. Wollenberg, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in Music.

Subject: `Schubert's string and piano duos in context.'

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SOCIAL STUDIES

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

Convener: B.E. Shafer, MA, Mellon Professor of American Government.

DR YUEN FOONG KHONG, John G. Winant Lecturer in American Foreign Policy
Tue. 24 Feb., Chester Room: `Would the US fight over Taiwan?'

PROFESSOR EDWARD G. CARMINES, Indiana
Thur. 26 Feb., Large Lecture Room: `The New Deal party system meets racial issues.'

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Nuffield Sociology Seminar: employment, unemployment, and social inequality

Amended notice

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Clay Room, Nuffield College. This replaces the notice published in the Gazette of 15 January, p. 587.

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

B. BURCHELL, Cambridge
25 Feb.: `The prevalence and effects of job insecurity 1986–97.'

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.'

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COMPUTING LABORATORY

Strachey Lecture

PROFESSOR GERARD HUET, INRIA, France, will deliver the Strachey Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 24 February, in the Lecture Theatre, Wolfson Building, the Computing Laboratory.

Subject: `Prooflets: a general paradigm for auto-certifiable mobile code and its implementation in the Coq Proof Assistant.'

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DEPARTMENT OF EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY

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

Subject: `Probing the brain for memories.'

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DEPARTMENT OF THE HISTORY OF ART

PROFESSOR JOSEPH KOERNER, Harvard, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 5 March, in the Headley Lecture Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum.

Subject: `Reformation portraiture and the routines of modern belief.'

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CENTRE FOR SOCIO-LEGAL STUDIES

PROFESSOR KIYOSHI AOKI, Professor of Private International Law, Nanzan University, Japan, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 23 February, in the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Wolfson College.

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

Subject: `Tradition and modernisation in the South Korean Family Law "the family system governed by the principle of paternal blood lineage".'

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Public lectures

DR R. BANAKAR will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 5 March, in the Haldane Room, Wolfson College.

Convener: D.J. Galligan, BCL, MA, Professor of Socio-Legal Studies and Director of the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies.

Subject: `Conflict management in a multicultural society: an examination of the regulatory limits of the Swedish Act against ethnic discrimination.'


PROFESSOR C. HUSBAND, Bradford, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 6 March, in the Buttery, Wolfson College.

Subject: `Evil in Utopia: the challenge of racist discourses in a multi-ethnic sphere.'

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One-day conference: cultural paradoxes in legal processes

This conference will be held on Friday, 13 March, 9.30 a.m.–6 p.m., in the Buttery, Wolfson College. There is no charge, but those wishing to attend are asked to give their names to Mrs Ann Hawes, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies (telephone: Oxford (2)84249, fax: (2)84221).

Conveners: Professor Denis Galligan, Director of the Centre, and Dr Joanna Pfaff-Czarnecka, Zurich.

PROFESSOR P. FITZPATRICK, Queen Mary and Westfield College, London
9.30 a.m.: `Relating the other: anthropology, plurality, and the law.'

DR K. RUPESINGHE, Secretary General, International Alert, London
11 a.m.: `Cultural paradoxes in conflict resolution.'

DR M.-B. DEMBOUR, Sussex
2 p.m.: `When the legal system loses its confidence: female circumcision in French courtrooms.'

DR R. WILSON, Sussex
3 p.m.: `Revenge and reconciliation in South Africa.'

DR A. REED, Cambridge
4.30 p.m.: `Absence and travel: the creativity of law in a Papua New Guinea prison.'

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TRINITY COLLEGE

Richard Hillary Memorial Lecture

VIKRAM SETH will deliver the Richard Hillary Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 25 February, in the St Cross Building.

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SOCIETY FOR THE STUDY OF MEDIEVAL LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

The Annual General Meeting of the Society will be held in the Summer Common Room, Magdalen College, at 4.45 p.m. on Saturday, 28 February. Tea will be served from 4.30 p.m.

After the meeting, PROFESSOR IAN MICHAEL will address the society. Wine will be served after the talk. Members are permitted to bring guests.

Subject: `Private book-collecting in Spain from St Isidore (570–636) to the Marquis of Santillana (1398–1458).'

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SOCIETY FOR THE HISTORY OF MEDIEVAL TECHNOLOGY AND SCIENCE

ESTHER CAMERON, Archaeological Institute, will speak at the meeting of the society to be held at 2.45 p.m. on Saturday, 21 February, in the Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine. All are welcome to attend the illustrated talk.

Subject: `Cuir bouilli: the medieval technique of hardening leather.'

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FRIENDS OF REWLEY HOUSE

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 are available from Rewley House.

Subject: `A walk in northern Ethiopia.'

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