Lectures

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INAUGURAL LECTURES

Regius Professor of Modern History

PROFESSOR R.J.W. EVANS will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 11 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `The language of history and the history of language.'

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Harold Vyvyan Harmsworth Professor of American History

PROFESSOR ERNEST R. MAY will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 12 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Shaping forces in American foreign policy.'

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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 continue the Wilde Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following Mondays in the Examination Schools. Each lecture will be followed by discussion.

27 Apr.: `Paul the prophet.'

4 May: `Paul the charismatic.'

11 May: `Paul the possessed.'

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O'DONNELL LECTURES 1998

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

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

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

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GAISFORD LECTURE

DR C. SOURVINO-INWOOD will deliver the Gaisford Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 21 May, in the Garden Quad Auditorium, St John's College. Subject: to be announced.

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CLARENDON LECTURES IN ECONOMICS 1998

Game theory, experimental economics, and theoretical computation

PROFESSOR ALVIN E. ROTH, University of Pittsburgh, will deliver the Clarendon Lectures in Economics at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Gulbenkian Theatre, the Institute of Economics and Statistics, the St Cross Building.

Mon. 27 Apr.: `Matching phenomena in labour markets.'

Tue. 28 Apr.: `Some engineering aspects of the design of labour markets.'

Fri. 1 May: `Learning and fairness.'

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CLARENDON LECTURES IN MANAGEMENT STUDIES 1998

Managing innovation and change

PROFESSOR DAVID TEECE, Mitsubishi Bank Professor, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley, will deliver the Clarendon Lectures in Management Studies at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Examination Schools.


Tue. 5 May: `The knowledge economy and intellectual capital management.'

Wed. 6 May: `Innovation and business organisation.'

Thur. 7 May: `Intellectual property, technology strategy, and competitive advantage.'

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

Arnamagaean Digitisation Workshops

The first of three EU-funded workshops will be held on Monday, 30 March, and Tuesday, 31 March, in Room 11, the St Cross Building. Delegates from Oxford, Reykjavik, and Copenhagen will discuss the cataloguing and description of Icelandic and other medieval Scandinavian manuscripts in machine-readable form. Further details may be obtained from Sue Usher, Librarian, English Faculty Library, St Cross Building (telephone: (2)71051, e-mail: susan.usher@efl.ox.ac.uk). Observers are welcome, but places are limited.

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LITERAE HUMANIORES

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

Convener: M. Winterbottom, MA, D.Phil., Corpus Christi Professor of Latin.

PROFESSOR NIKLAS HOLZBERG, Munich
Thur. 30 Apr.: `Ter quinque volumina as carmen perpetuum: the division into books in Ovid's Metamorphoses.'

DR A. VARDI, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Mon. 4 May: `An anthology of early Latin epigrams? A ghost reconsidered.'

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LITERAE HUMANIORES AND CORPUS CHRISTI CENTRE FOR THE STUDY OF GREEK AND ROMAN ANTIQUITY

PROFESSOR RICHARD THOMAS, Harvard, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 28t April, in the Seminar Room, Corpus Christi College. The lecture will be followed by refreshments.

Conveners : S.J.Harrison, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer (CUF) in Classical Languages and Literature, and M.Winterbottom, MA, D.Phil, Corpus Professor of Latin.

Subject: ``Virgil in a Cold Climate: Europe's Poet in Europe's Crisis.'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Paget Toynbee Lectures on Dante 1998

PROFESSOR PATRICK BOYDE, FBA, Cambridge, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Mondays 27 April, 4 May, and 11 May, in Room 2, the Taylor Institution.

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

Subject: `Human vices and humanity's virtues in Dante's Comedy.'

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MODERN HISTORY

History and memory

The following lectures will be given at 2 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Powicke Room, the Modern History Faculty.

Conveners: R. Harris, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer (CUF) in Modern History, and M.A. Vaughan, MA, Professor of Commonwealth Studies.

M. CONWAY
28 Apr.: `National myths, public remembrance, and private memory: the case of Belgium, 1930–50.'

I. HACKING
5 May: `Travellers without memory.'

Z. WAXMAN
12 May: `The witness in testimony: World War I to the Holocaust.'

PROFESSOR VAUGHAN
19 May: `Slavery and Creole memory.'

R. GILDEA
26 May: `The Resistance myth, the Pétainist myth, and other voices.'

A. GREGORY
2 June: `Good wars and bad wars: ceremonies of commemoration in Britain since 1945.'

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Seminar in Social and Cultural History, 1500–1800

The following seminars will be held at 8.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Hovenden Room, All Souls College.

Conveners: R. Briggs, MA, Special Lecturer in Modern History, and F. Dabhoiwala, MA, D.Phil., Post- Doctoral Research Fellow, All Souls College.

PROFESSOR O. HUFTON
28 Apr.: `The widow's mite and other strategies: funding the Catholic Reformation.'

DR M. LAVEN, Cambridge
5 May: `Nuns and sex in Counter-Reformation Venice.'

PROFESSOR J. DE VRIES, Berkeley
12 May: `Did a consumer culture emerge before the Industrial Revolution?'

PROFESSOR R. DARNTON, Princeton
19 May: `Policing a poem in Paris, 1749.'

DR G. HUDSON, Wellcome Institute, London
26 May: `The body and the state in early modern England.'

MS A. SHEPHARD
2 June: `Manhood, patriarchy, and economic status in early modern England.'

DR N. KENNY, Cambridge
9 June: `Curiositas in German university disserations, 1652--1714.'

R. WALINSKI-KIEHL, Portsmouth
16 June: `Men as witches and male witch-hunting in early modern Germany.'

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PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

The following seminars will be held at 12 noon on Wednesdays in the Sherrington Room, the University Laboratory of Physiology.

Convener: J.C. Ellory, D.Sc., Professor of Physiology.

DR S. BRICKLEY, University College, London
29 Apr.: `Developmental changes in GABA A mediated synaptic transmission in the cerebellum.' (McDonnell–Pew Seminar)

DR R. NAVARETTE, Imperial College School of Medicine
6 May: `The role of excitotoxic mechanisms in motoneuron degeneration.' (McDonnell–Pew Seminar)

DR L.M. HENDERSON, Bristol
13 May: `The proton channel of neutrophilis: understanting function via mutagenesis.' (Seminar sponsored by the Physiological Society)

PROFESSOR E. FRÖMTER, Frankfurt
20 May: `NaHCO3 cotransport in the proximal tubule.' (Seminar sponsored by the Physiological Society)

DR D. PRICE, Edinburgh
27 May: `Regulation of forebrain development.' (Jenkinson Seminar)

PROFESSOR M. ARMSTRONG-JAMES, Queen Mary and Westfield College, London
3 June: `Plasticity of adult barrel cortex.' (McDonnell–Pew Seminar)

PROFESSOR B. HENDRY, King's College, London
10 June: `Ras superfamily GTPases and progressive renal fibrosis.' (Seminar sponsored by the Physiological Society)

PROFESSOR S. BROWN, MRC Mammalian Genetics Unit and Mouse Genome Centre
17 June: `The genetics of deafness—dissecting the inner ear function.' (Seminar sponsored by the Physiological Society)

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THEOLOGY

Ian Ramsey Centre

Seminars in Science and Theology: the person in genetics and theology

The following seminars will be given at 8.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Hood Room, St Cross College.

DR K. SHARPE, Cincinatti
30 Apr.: `Human behaviour, genetics, and theology.'

DR J. POULTON, University Research Fellow (Royal Society), Paediatric Department, the John Radcliffe Hospital
14 May: `Mitochondrial DNA, evolution, and genetic counselling: doctrinal and ethical dilemmas.'

DR N. MESSER, Queen's College, Birmingham
28 May: `Human cloning and genetic manipulation: some theological and ethical issues.'

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ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM

Daniel Katz Lecture

PROFESSOR A. COLANTUONO will deliver the Daniel Katz Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 31 March, in the Headley Lecture Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum. The lecture celebrates the reopening of the Weldon Gallery after a project of redecoration, redisplay, and conservation generously sponsored by Daniel Katz Ltd. and supported by the Association for Business Sponsorship of the Arts.

Subject : `Nicholas Poussin's Exposition of Moses and the poetics of the heroic infant.'

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ST EDMUND HALL

A.B. Emden Lecture

SIR MICHAEL HOWARD, Emeritus Professor of Modern History, will deliver the A.B. Emden Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 5 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Fin de siècle: reflections at the close of the twentieth century.'

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ST HUGH'S COLLEGE

Henry Rowlatt Bickley Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR QUENTIN SKINNER, Regius Professor of Modern History, Cambridge, will deliver the sixteenth Henry Rowlatt Bickley Memorial Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 19 May, in the Mordan Hall, St Hugh's College.

Subject: `The imagery of government in the Italian Renaissance.'

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UNIVERSITY COLLEGE

H.L.A. Hart Memorial Lecture 1998

JUSTICE STEPHEN BREYER of the Supreme Court of the United States will deliver the H.L.A. Hart Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 7 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `The work of an American constitutional judge.'

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OXFORD SIGNALLING GROUP

PROFESSOR MICHAEL GELB, University of Washington, Seattle, will speak at the meeting to be held at 12 noon on Monday, 30 March, in the Department of Pharmacology.

Subject: `Enzymes that translocate to membranes: lessons from phospholipase A2.'

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

Special guest lecture

PROFESSOR DIANA LAURILLARD, Open University, will lecture at 11.30 a.m. on Thursday, 4 June, in the Computing Laboratory Lecture Theatre, the Wolfson Building (north entrance).

Subject: `Rethinking university teaching post-Dearing.'

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Lunchtime seminar series: using the Internet to support student learning

The following seminars will be held at 12.45 p.m. on Thursdays in Rewley House. Those who wish to attend are asked to register by visiting http://www.tall.ox.ac.uk/oxtalent.html, or by telephoning Maya Little on Oxford (2)70291.

J. DARBY, Director, Technology-Assisted Lifelong Learning (TALL), Department for Continuing Education, and R. MCINTYRE, Information Manager, TALL
30 April: Introduction and overview.

J. DARBY
14 May: `Continuing Education's Technology-Assisted Lifelong Learning programme.'

N.S. GARDNER and DR M. NEWDICK, Department for Continuing Education
21 May: `North American case studies.'

S. MURISON-BOWIE, Director, Interactive Learning, Oxford University Press
28 May: `A publisher's perspective.'

R. MCINTYRE
11 June: `How to create an Internet course.'

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INTERNATIONAL LAW ASSOCIATION (BRITISH BRANCH)

LORD WRIGHT OF RICHMOND, GCMG, will be the after-dinner speaker at the Annual Spring Conference of the International Law Association (British Branch), to be held on 24 April in Keble College. The conference, which continues on 25 April, is organised in co-operation with the Centre for International Studies and the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies. Enquiries should be directed to Dr Michael Byers, Jesus College.

Subject: `The role of law in international politics.'

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