Lectures

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INAUGURAL LECTURE

John M. Olin Visiting Professor in American Government

PROFESSOR N.W. POLSBY will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 1 December, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `A revolution in Congress?'

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MEYERSTEIN LECTURE

DR PETER ROWLEY-CONWY, Reader in Archaeology, University of Durham, will deliver the Meyerstein Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 26 November, in the Lecture Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum.

Subject: `Hunter-gatherers and the original affluent society.'

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MAURICE LUBBOCK LECTURE IN MANAGEMENT STUDIES 1997

DR WALTER HASSELKUS, Chairman, Rover Group Ltd., will deliver the second Maurice Lubbock Lecture in Management Studies at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 27 November, in the Examination Schools. The lecture will be followed by a reception at the Schools.

Subject: `The strategic development of Rover.'

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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 at 5 p.m. A lecture based on `Early Christian religion as a new system of signs' will be delivered 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 Theology and Emeritus Fellow of Wolfson College, will deliver the Wilde Lectures at 5 p.m. on following Mondays in the Examination Schools.

19 Jan.: `Religion versus theology.'

26 Jan.: `Paul the enigma.'

2 Feb.: `Paul the convert.'

9 Feb.: `Paul the mystic.'

16 Feb.: `Paul the prophet.'

27 Apr.: `Paul the apostle.'

4 May: `Paul the charismatic.'

11 May: `Paul the possessed.'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Taylor Institution Sesquicentennial Lectures, 1997--8: Languages and Literatures of Europe

It is announced with deep regret that Professor Panayotakis, who was due to give a lecture on 6 May, died recently. A further announcement will be made in due course.

150th anniversary of the Taylor Institution: Spanish Film Event 3

Film presentation and public lecture

DR XON DE ROS, King's College, London, will present the screening of Victor Erice's El espíritu de la colmena (The Spirit of the Beehive) (in Spanish, with English subtitles) at 2.15 p.m. on Friday, 21 November, in the Hall, the Taylor Institution, and give a public lecture at 5 p.m. in Room 3, the Taylor Institution, on `Innocence lost: sound and silence in The Spirit of the Beehive.'

Conveners: R.W. Fiddian, MA, Reader in Spanish, and I.D.L. Michael, MA, King Alfonso XIII Professor of Spanish Studies. Dr Fiddian and Professor Michael are also the conveners of the `Siting the Other' symposium, below.

`Siting the Other': cultural identities in Spanish film

This symposium will be held on Saturday, 22 November, 10 a.m.–1 p.m., in Room 3, the Taylor Institution.

DR ALBERTO MIRA NOUSELLES: `Reading history: Alba de América and its contexts.'

DR JO EVANS, University College, London: `Uribe's La muerte de Míkel: policing the gaze.'

DR ISABEL SANTAOLLALLA, Zaragoza: `Racial otherness in Bwana and other recent Spanish films.'

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Conference: Eça de Queirós

This one-day conference will be held on Friday, 28 November, in the Latner Room, St Peter's College.

The conference will begin at 10.15 a.m., and will conclude with a round-table discussion at 4.45 p.m., chaired by Professor Earle.

Convener: T.F. Earle, MA, D.Phil., King John II Professor of Portuguese Studies.

M.J. COSTA
10.30 a.m.: `Translating Eça' (workshop).

DR A. AIKEN, King's College, London
11.30 a.m.: `Eça in English translation: some treasures and some travesties.'

DR A. FREELAND, Southampton
12.15 p.m.: `Imagined endings: national catastrophe in Eça's fiction.'

PROFESSOR T.C. CERDEIRA DA SILVA, Rio de Janeiro
2.15 p.m.: `O Primo Basílio: para além de uma história de família.'

DR C.P. ALONSO
3 p.m.: `The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: female transgression and punishment in O Primo Basílio.'

PROFESSOR M.L. LUPECKI, Lisbon
4 p.m.: `O conto de Eça de Queirós: quest■es de temática e de discurso.'

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Seminar

PROFESSOR MARIA LÚCIA LEPECKI, Universidade de Lisboa, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Monday, 24 November, in Room T11, 47 Wellington Square.

Conveners: T.F. Earle, MA, D.Phil., King John II Professor of Portuguese Studies, M. Gonçalves (Ph.D.), leitora in Portuguese, and C.P. Alonso, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in Portuguese and Brazilian Studies.

Subject: `O tempo n'O Delfim de José Cardoso Pires.'

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Lecture

PROFESSOR JORDI CASTELLANOS, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, will lecture at 12 noon on Wednesday, 26 November, in the Taylor Institution.

Conveners: D.G. Pattison, MA, D.Phil., Reader in Spanish, and N. Martí Girbau, MA status, Generalitat leitora in Catalan.

Subject: `Gaudí y Barcelona.'

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Lecture

PROFESSOR DENA GOODMAN, Louisana State University, Voltaire Foundation Visiting Fellow, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 25 November, in Room 2, the Taylor Institution.

Subject: `What happens when women start to write---the implications of the feminisation of letter-writing in eighteenth-century France' (with slides).

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SOCIAL STUDIES

PROFESSOR TYLER COWEN, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 27 November, in Seminar Room 3, All Souls College.

Convener: D. Gambetta, MA, Reader in Sociology.

Subject: `The Faustian bargain: fame and the economics of celebrity culture.'

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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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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Southern African Book Development and Education Trust Workshop: Children in Africa

The theme of the International Book Fair in Harare, Zimbabwe, next August, is `Children'. For the first time, the fair will be preceded by an academic seminar on `Children', taking place on 30 and 31 July 1998 in the National Gallery, Harare. The Southern African Book Development and Education Trust has arranged this workshop at St Antony's College, to be held on Saturday, 29 November, to draw attention to these plans and to prepare for the Harare seminar. The workshop will meet in the Senior Members' Dining Room.

Further details may be obtained from Professor Terence Ranger (telephone: Oxford 516375).

Children and Education (11 a.m.--12.45 p.m.)

F. CHEGE, Cambridge: `With our eyes in our own voices. Sexual harassment of schoolgirls in Nairobi.'

C. MUTASA, Kushandira Pamwe, London: `The 1996 International Conference on the African Girl Child.'

E. CLIFTON, Abingdon: `Children's villages: the Vila Maninga project in Zimbabwe and Mozambique.'

Children as Refugees (2--3.30 p.m.)

M. AGUILAR, St Andrews: `Children as makers of worlds in the midst of conflict: Boorana children in Garba Tulla, Kenya.'

T. ALLEN, LSE: `Subversive art: child drawings on the SudanUganda frontier.'

Children in the Street (3.30--5 p.m.)

K. MCCREARY, Newcastle: `Drama and street children: Brazil and Zimbabwe.'

FR. P. SHANHAAN, Cambridge: `Street children in Accra.'

Visions and Perspectives (5--6 p.m.)

M. CHINGONO, Cambridge: `Youth and happiness.'

M. LING, UK representative of the Zimbabwe International Book Fair, will be present and with details of next year's programme.

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Asian Studies Centre

SIR DONALD TSANG, Financial Secretary, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 25 November, in the New Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Subject: `Hong Kong's future as a Chinese Special Administrative Region.'

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ST CATHERINE'S COLLEGE

Alan Tayler Lecture

PROFESSOR L.N. TREFETHEN will deliver the Alan Tayler Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 24 November, in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College. Tea will be served from 4.15 p.m.

The annual lecture, in memory of Dr Alan Tayler, is sponsored by Smith System Engineering.

Subject: `Eigenvalues: what they do and do not tell us about dynamics.'

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WOLFSON COLLEGE

Public Lecture

PROFESSOR A.B. WATTS will deliver a public lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 27 November, in the Hall, Wolfson College.

Subject: `The rise and fall of ocean islands.'

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WOMEN TUTORS' GROUP

PROFESSOR SUSAN GREENFIELD will speak at the next meeting of the Women Tutors' Group, to be held at 12.30 p.m. on Friday, 21 November, in Merton College.

Subject: `The perception of women researchers in science.'

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OXFORD IMMUNOLOGY GROUP

DR I. MORRISON, Institute of Animal Health, Compton, Oxfordshire, will lecture at 6 p.m. on Monday, 24 November, in Lecture Theatre 1, the Academic Block, the John Radcliffe Hospital. The meeting will be chaired by Professor Andrew McMichael.

Subject: `T cell responses to the ultra-lymphotic parasite Theileria parva: a fine balance between immunity and disease.'

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OXFORD MEDIEVAL SOCIETY

DR H. LA RUE will lecture at 8.30 p.m. on Thursday, 27 November, in the Lady Brodie Room, St Hilda's College. Wine will be served from 8.15 p.m. New members are welcome.

Subject: `Shepherds and bagpipes' (with slides).

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OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY FORUM

PENNY SILVA, Director, Dictionary Unit for South African English, Rhodes University, will speak at the meeting of the OED Forum to be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 26 November, in Rewley House.

Subject: `Dictionaries "for Africa": righting the wrongs for SA languages.'

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