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DASTURZADA DR JAL PAVRY MEMORIAL LECTURES 1998

Encountering Christian Doctrine

PROFESSOR DR GERHARD SAUTER, Director, Der Evang. Theol. Facultät, Oekumenisches Institut, Bonn, will deliver two Dasturzada Dr Jal Pavry Memorial Lectures at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in Regent's Park College.

26 May: `The doctrinal grounds of Christian practice.'

2 June: `The true subject of Christian theology.'

Seminar

Professor Sauter will also give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Friday, 29 May, in Regent's Park College.

Subject: `Contextual theology as challenge to Christian doctrine.'

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BESTERMAN LECTURE 1998

PROFESSOR ROBERT DARNTON will deliver the inaugural Besterman Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 28 May, in the Hall, the Taylor Institution.

Subject: `Policing poetry in Paris, 1749.'

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RODNEY PORTER MEMORIAL LECTURE

DR J. WALKER, Head of the Dunn School of Nutrition, Cambridge, will deliver the first Rodney Porter Memorial Lecture at 4 p.m. on Monday, 1 June, in the University/Pitt Rivers Museum. The lecture will be followed by a champagne reception. Further details may be obtained from Pauline Rudd (telephone: Oxford (2)75340), Fran Platt (telephone: (2)75725), or Kieran Clarke (telephone: (2)75255).

Subject: `The rotary mechanism of ATP synthesis.'

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LITCHFIELD LECTURE

PROFESSOR STEVE HOLLON will deliver a Litchfield Lecture at 12.30 p.m. on Thursday, 11 June, in the Seminar Room, the University Department of Psychiatry.

Subject: `Cognitive therapy in the treatment of depression.'

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ANTHROPOLOGY AND GEOGRAPHY

Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology

Youth, fertility, and reproductive health

The following seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology.

DR J. BOYDEN
21 May: `Social and cultural definitions of youth: some controversies and contradictions.'

DR A. RUSSELL
28 May: `Teenage pregnancy: social problem or moral panic?'

DR I. SMYTH
4 June: `Alternative meaning of reproductive health and rights.'

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BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Department of Plant Sciences: G.E. Blackman Lecture

PROFESSOR ROLAND DOUCE, Laboratoire de Physiologie Cellulaire Végétale, Grenoble, will deliver the twenty-third G.E. Blackman Lecture at 4 p.m. on Thursday, 11 June, in the Large Lecture Theatre, the Department of Plant Sciences.

Subject: `Plant subcellular metabolism and the design of new herbicides.'

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

Common themes in ancient and modern philosophy

This colloquium will be held on Saturday, 6 June, in Corpus Christi College. A buffet lunch will be provided without charge. Those wishing to attend are asked to notify Mr Taylor at Corpus Christi College as soon as possible, and not later than Wednesday, 27 May, indicating whether they wish to have lunch.

Convener: C.C.W. Taylor, B.Phil., MA, Reader and University Lecturer (CUF) in Philosophy.

GAIL FINE
9.30 a.m.: `Ancient and Cartesian scepticism.'

BERNARD WILLIAMS
11.30 a.m.: `Virtues and morality: too late for Aristotle?

TERENCE IRWIN
2.15 p.m.: `A law of one's own: autonomy in Kant and some predecessors.'

MYLES BURNYEAT
4.15 p.m.: `Plato on couches, song and civic tradition.' (Bring a text of the Republic)

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Graduate Seminar in Spanish Studies: Lorca Centenary (III)

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Taylor Institution.

Conveners: I.D.L. Michael, MA, King Alfonso XIII Professor of Spanish Studies, and D.G. Pattison, MA, D.Phil., Reader in Spanish.

SIR PETER RUSSELL, King Alfonso XIII Professor of Spanish Studies Emeritus, in conversation with DR XON DE ROS, King's College, London
26 May: `Recollections of the Spanish Second Republic.'

DR A. MIRA NOUSELLES
2 June: ` "Que pase el público": Lorca, audiences, and the popular.'

DR R. PROUT
9 June: `Greenery blues: Lorca's latitude in Vermont.'

J. DOCE
16 June: `One poetry, two idioms: translating Lorca into English.'

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Portuguese Graduate Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in Room T11, 47 Wellington Square.

Conveners: T.F. Earle, MA, D.Phil., King John II Professor of Portuguese Studies, and S.R. Parkinson, MA, University Lecturer in Portuguese Language and Linguistics.

DOCTORANDA EUGENIA HOUVENAGHEL, Ghent
4 June: `O épico no estilo de Iracema.'

A. CAMPBELL
18 June: `Verbal and musical factors in the Cantigas de Santa Maria: an approach to analysis.' (Jointly with the Spanish Graduate Seminar)

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Symposium: postcolonial perspectives on Latin America and Lusophone cultures

This symposium will be held on Saturday, 30 May, from 10 a.m., in the Taylor Institution, and from 2 p.m. in Wadham College.

Convener: R.W. Fiddian, MA, Reader in Spanish.

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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, and will take place on Friday, 3 July, with the exception of the final meeting, to be held on Sunday, 5 July.

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.

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

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 Park-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.'

WILLIAM WEBER, California State University
Sun. 5 July, 9.45 a.m.: `London and the capital city beau monde.'

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PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Civil Engineering Colloquia

The following colloquia will be held on Fridays in the Engineering and Technology Building. The lecture by Professor Dooge (22 May) will be given at 5 p.m. in Lecture Room 1; other meetings will be held at 2 p.m. in Lecture Room 8.

Visitors from outside Oxford are advised to telephone Oxford (2)73162 prior to travelling to confirm that there have been no late changes and to book parking permits if required.

PROFESSOR J.C.I. DOOGE
22 May: `Future management of the water environment.' (Lubbock Lecture)

PROFESSOR A.J. KAPPOS, Imperial College
29 May: `Assessment of seismic vulnerability of existing structures using analytical and hybrid procedures.'

PROFESSOR A.N. SCHOFIELD, Cambridge
5 June: `Taylor's interlocking, and "false" cohesion.'

PROFESSOR R. PARK, Canterbury, New Zealand
12 June: `The capacity design of reinforced concrete moment resisting frames for earthquake resistance.'

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SOCIAL STUDIES, NUFFIELD COLLEGE, ST JOHN'S COLLEGE

Colloquium: myopic choice

This interdisciplinary colloquium, which will discuss the evidence that choice deviates from orthodox decision theory, and that it has a temporal bias towards the present, will be held on Friday and Saturday, 22 and 23 May, in Nuffield and St John's Colleges.

Conveners: A. Offer, MA, D.Phil., Reader in Recent Social and Economic History, and G.L. Mackie (MS Oregon), Junior Research Fellow in Politics, St John's College. For further information, telephone Oxford (2)785979, or e-mail: avner.offer@nuffield.ox.ac.uk.

Friday, 22 May: Large Lecture Room, Nuffield College

PROFESSOR A. KACELNIK
4–4.30 p.m.: `Rationality, Risk Sensitivity and Myopic Discounting in Animal Choice.'

PROFESSOR G. AINSLIE, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Coatesville, Pa, USA
5–6 p.m.: `Myopic Choice: What Good are Other People?'

Saturday, 23 May: morning session, Large Lecture Room, Nuffield College

PROFESSOR S. LEA and DR P. WEBLEY, University of Exeter
9 a.m.: `The Economic Self.'

PROFESSOR M. CASSON, Reading
10 a.m.: `Myopic Choice and the Economics of Decision-making.'

PROFESSOR J. ELSTER, Columbia/Paris
11.30 a.m.: `Resisting temptation.'

Afternoon session: New Seminar Room, St John's College

PROFESSOR C. BRADSHAW, Nottingham
2.15 p.m.: `Prospects for Developing a Psychopharmacology of Self-Control.'

MR MACKIE
3.15 p.m.: `On the binding nature of promises.'

DR OFFER
4.15 p.m.: `Self-control and Well-being in the USA and UK since 1945.'

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THEOLOGY

The following colloquia will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Keston Institute, 4 Park Town. They are open to non-members of the University.

Convener: The Rt Revd Kallistos Ware, MA, D.Phil., Spalding Lecturer in Eastern Orthodox Studies.

M. KUBELIUS
2 June: `Catholic church life in Lithuania today.'

T. KODACSY
16 June: `Theological education in the Hungarian Reformed Church.'

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UNIVERSITY COUNSELLING SERVICE

Annual Conference

Learning, gender, and sexuality

The Counselling Service's annual conference will be held on Friday, 26 June, in St Catherine's College. Information on the speakers is given below. Further details and application forms are available from the Conference Secretary, University Counselling Service, 11 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2HY (telephone: (2)70300).

DR S. FROSH, Birkbeck College: `Performance, identification, and loss: the emergence of gendered identities.'

PROFESSOR J. SAYERS, Kent: `Nightmares and dreams: class I men, class II women?'

DR M. MARTIN: `Gender differences in examination anxiety and imagery amongst Oxford University students.'

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EUROPEAN HUMANITIES RESEARCH CENTRE

Archive of performances of Greek and Roman drama

PROFESSOR DR H. FLASHAR, Professor Emeritus of Greek, the University of Munich, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 10 June, in the Headley Lecture Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum.

Conveners: O.P. Taplin, MA, D.Phil., Reader in Greek Literature, and E.M. Hall, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer (CUF) in Classical Languages.

Subject: `Sophocles and Mendelssohn—the Antigone of 1841' (with visual and musical illustrations).

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CENTRE FOR SOCIO-LEGAL STUDIES

Seminar in Socio-Legal Studies

JOHN F. CANNON, Senior Counsel with New York law firm Sullivan & Cromwell, and Visiting Research Fellow, Centre for Socio- Legal Studies, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 3 June, at the Centre.

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

Subject: `After Virtue, Whither Law: some reflections on Alasdair MacIntyre's relevance to jurisprudence.'

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Modern Italian Studies

PROFESSOR P. POMBENI, Bologna, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 28 May, in the St Antony's College European Studies Centre, 70 Woodstock Road.

Subject: `Comparing political histories.'

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Asian Studies Centre

Judicial independence and the rule of law in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

This conference will be held from 9.30 a.m. on Friday, 12 June, in the European Studies Centre Seminar Room, St Antony's College.

D. FUNG, Solicitor General, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
9.35 a.m.: `Judicial independence—the view from within the SAR government.'

B. WENG, Chinese University of Hong Kong
10.45 a.m.: `The protection of judicial independence in the HKSAR Basic Law.'

FU HUALING, Hong Kong
11.45 a.m.: `Judicial independence in the SAR within the context of the PRC's jurisdiction.'

P. WESLEY-SMITH, Hong Kong
1.45 p.m.: `Institutional arrangements for protecting judicial independence in the SAR.'

A. DICKS, SOAS
3 p.m.: `Conflicts of law and jurisdiction: the search for a jurisprudential umbrella.'

M. PALMER, SOAS
4 p.m.: `Burying the past: administration and the rule of law in the New Territories.'

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WOLFSON COLLEGE

Public lecture

DR J. JOHNS, University Lecturer in Islamic Archaeology, will deliver a public lecture at 6.30 p.m. on Thursday, 28 May, in the Buttery, Wolfson College.

Subject: `Tales of the Alhambra: architecture, poetry, and meaning in fourteenth-century Granada.'

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WOLFSON COLLEGE FORUM FOR THE STUDY OF JUDAISM AND CHRISTIANITY, AND THE OXFORD CENTRE FOR HEBREW AND JEWISH STUDIES

Jewish and Christian cultures in Renaissance Italy

This colloquium will be held on Tuesday, 9 June, in the Committee Room, Wolfson College.

Conveners: Dr Daniel Frank and Dr Adena Tanenbaum.

PROFESSOR E. HOROWITZ, Bar-Ilan
2.30 p.m.: `Processions and piety in the Venetian Ghetto.'

DR J. WEINBERG, Leo Baeck College
3.30 p.m.: `Confronting the New Testament; Azariah De'Rossi and the beginning of Syriac scholarship.'

S. CAMPANINI, Venice
5 p.m.: `Francesco Zorzi as a Christian Hebraist.'

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ISIS INNOVATION

New generation vaccines

This seminar will be held on Thursday, 2 July, 8.45 a.m.–4.30 p.m., at the Oxford Science Park. The meeting will be chaired by Professor Adrian Hill of the Institute of Molecular Medicine, and will feature between six and eight expert vaccine speakers including Professor Andrew McMichael, Professor Richard Moxon, Professor Graham Rock (University College, London, Medical School), and Professor Gordon Dougan (Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine).

Those interested in attending should contact Miss Bianca Stuchfield, Isis Innovation Ltd., 2 South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3UB (telephone: Oxford (2)72413, fax: (2)72412, e-mail: bianca.stuchfield@isis-innovation.ox.ac.uk).

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OXFORD MEDIEVAL SOCIETY

DR A. ORCHARD, Cambridge, will lecture at 8.30 p.m. on Thursday, 28 May, in the Lady Brodie Room, St Hilda's College. Wine will be served from 8.15 p.m. New members are welcome.

Subject: `Beowulf: beyond criticism?'

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OXFORD ITALIAN ASSOCIATION

PROFESSOR F. SFORZA, Venice, will lecture at 8 p.m. on Thursday, 28 May, in the Lecture Theatre, Rewley House.

Subject: `Building for the Italian theatre 1737–1992: theatrical architecture from Naples to Genoa.'

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