Lectures

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INAUGURAL LECTURES

Jesus Professor of Celtic

PROFESSOR T.M. CHARLES-EDWARDS will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 23 January, in the Taylor Institution.

Subject: `The death of Columba.'

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Professor of Management Studies

PROFESSOR JOHN KAY will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 3 February, in the Examination Schools. The Vice-Chancellor will be present. Admission will be by tickets, which can be obtained by telephoning Oxford (2)88654.

Subject: `The role of business in society.'

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SIR JOHN HICKS LECTURE ON ECONOMIC HISTORY 1998

PROFESSOR CORMAC Ó GRÁDA, Professor of Economics, University College, Dublin, will deliver the Sir John Hicks Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 13 February, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Fleeing from famine: the Irish in New York.'

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FORD'S LECTURES IN BRITISH HISTORY

Beyond the English state: power, societies, and identities in the British Isles, 1093–1343

PROFESSOR R.R. DAVIES will deliver the Ford's Lectures at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Examination Schools.

23 Jan.: `The High Kingship of the British Isles.'

30 Jan.: `Island mythologies.'

6 Feb.: `The Anglicisation of the British Isles.'

13 Feb.: `Political heartlands and political outbacks.'

20 Feb.: ` "Sweet Civility" and "Barbarous Rudeness".'

27 Feb.: `The limits of the English empire and the shaping of English exceptionalism.'

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CAMERON MACKINTOSH PROFESSOR OF CONTEMPORARY THEATRE

PROFESSOR THELMA HOLT will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 29 January, in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College.

Subject: `Skiing off the piste—the producer as maverick.'

Professor Holt will introduce the following lectures, to be given at 5 p.m. on the days shown in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre.

NICHOLAS DE JONGH, drama critic, London Evening Standard
Fri. 20 Feb.: `Censorship (1901–68): its effect on contemporary theatre.'

SIR JOHN DRUMMOND, CBE
Thur. 5 Mar.: `Eurovision or tunnel vision? Our cultural links with Europe.'

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Saturday morning `surgeries'

Professor Holt will hold a series of informal meetings in which undergraduates can discuss specific areas of theatre in which they are involved. Further information may be obtained from Holly Kendrick, University Drama Officer (telephone: Oxford 791577).

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ANTHROPOLOGY AND GEOGRAPHY

School of Geography: research seminars

The following seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Staff Common Room, the School of Geography.

Conveners: G.L. Clark, MA, Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography, and C.G. Clarke, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Urban/Social Geography.

DR R. MARTIN, Cambridge
27 Jan.: `Unemployment persistence and labour market inflexibility across the European regions.'

PROFESSOR R. HIGGOTT, Warwick
3 Feb.: `Globalisation, regionalisation, and localisation: the trialectic of contemporary international governance.'

PROFESSOR J. DOWDESWELL, Wales
10 Feb.: `Eurasian Arctic ice-caps and glaciers: past, present, and future.'

PROFESSOR K. PYE, Reading
17 Feb.: `Effects of changes in environmental forcing factors on the coastal zone: implications and management.'

DR D. ANDERSON
24 Feb.: `Holocene environmental changes inferred from peat deposits in the Lake District and north-western Scotland.'

PROFESSOR A. BLOWERS, Open University
3 Mar.: `Nuclear oases—the final frontier.'

PROFESSOR J. BRIDEN
10 Mar.: `Triassic palaeogeography of Europe and North America: the palaeomagnetic framework.'

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Race, ethnicity, and class in Europe and the Caribbean

The following seminars will be held at 9.30 a.m. on Fridays in the Staff Common Room, the School of Geography.

Convener: C.G. Clarke, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Urban/Social Geography.

DR J. MCPEAKE, Northern Ireland Housing Executive
23 Jan.: `Religion and owner-occupier residential search in the Belfast urban area.'

DR S. VERTOVEC
30 Jan.: `Divergent diaspora: Hinduism in the UK and the Caribbean.'

L. HONEYCHURCH
6 Feb.: `Slave valleys, peasant ridges: topography, race, and land tenure in Dominica.'

DR M. BYRON, King's College, London
13 Feb.: `The paradox of returning to the Caribbean.'

PROFESSOR M. TURNER, Institute of Commonwealth Studies, London
20 Feb.: `Legal status and work conditions: slave workers into wage workers in the Caribbean.'

DR A. WIMMER, Swiss Forum Study of Migration, Zurich
27 Feb.: `Zurich's Miami: cultural dynamics among Cubans in Switzerland.'

MR D. LADIPO, Cambridge
6 Mar.: `Canaries in the cage: British and American-born West Indians in the late 1980s.'

DR D. HOWARD
13 Mar.: `Haitian rights, human wrongs: a state of abuse in the Dominican Republic.'

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Institute of Social Anthropology

Ethnicity and identity seminar: land and territoriality

The following seminars will be held at 11 a.m. on Fridays in the institute.

DR A. ABRAMSON, University College, London
23 Jan.: `Mythical lands, legal boundaries: a gentle critique of "landscape", with reference to Fiji.'

DR T. DRAGADZE, London
30 Jan.: `The territorialisation of ethnicity: land and violence.'

DR J. PFAFF-CZARNECKA, Zurich
6 Feb.: `Ritual distances, territorial divisions: land, power, and identity in central Nepal.'

DR D. COOPER, Warwick
13 Feb.: `Discourses of place among Orthodox Jews in London; symbolic domains, religious rights, and the cultural contract.'

DR S. ABRAM, Cardiff
20 Feb.: `Land, landscape, fields, and (4.4m) houses; the struggle over housing in south- east England.'

DR M. SALTMAN, Haifa
27 Feb.: `From cattle herding to maize cultivation: the development of an indigenous system of land law among the Kipsigis of south-western Kenya.'

D. KENNEDY
6 Mar.: `Culture in the landscape: North American perspectives on the recognition of culturally significant places.'

F. ARMITAGE
13 Mar.: `The role of landscape in a Swazi Zionist Church: imitating ethnicity.'

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Departmental Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Fridays in the ISCA Annexe, 61 Banbury Road.

PROFESSOR W. BEINART
23 Jan.: `Strategies of the poor and some problems of land reform in South Africa.'

DR D. ZEITLYN, Kent
30 Jan.: ` "The talk goes outside": argument, privacy, and power in Mambila society.'

DR O. MURRAY
6 Feb.: `The Toronto School: literacy in the ancient world.'

PROFESSOR E. CONTE, CNRS/Laboratoire d'anthropologie sociale, Paris
13 Feb.: ` "They march on in our ranks": fallen heroes and posthumous marriages in Hitler's Reich.'

PROFESSOR J. BODDY, Toronto
20 Feb.: `Remembering Amal: on birth and the British in Northern Sudan.'

DR N. SCHLANGER
27 Feb.: `Putting the Indian to work: technology in early American anthopology.'

DR M. GIBNEY
6 Mar.: `Asylum, citizenship, and human rights: changing concepts in the west.'

DR G. BORN, Cambridge
13 Mar.: `The media and the public: culture of audit, audit of culture.'

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BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics

The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Fridays in Lecture Theatre 1, the Department of Biochemistry.

Convener: L.N. Johnson, MA, David Phillips Professor of Molecular Biophysics.

DR M. YUDKIN
6 Feb.: `Establishing differential gene expression in sporulating Bacillus subtilis.'

PROFESSOR A. HALL, University College, London
13 Feb.: `Signal transduction pathways controlled by the Rho family of GTPases.'

DR A. PIKE, York
20 Feb.: `Structural basis of agonism and antagonism in the oestrogen receptor.'

DR R.A. CROWTHER, Cambridge
6 Mar.: `The structure of the core protein of hepatitis B virus.'

D. DALLAS, XYTV, Leeds
13 Mar.: `Science and television news.'

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Newton Abraham Lecture

PROFESSOR R.E. DICKERSON, Los Angeles, will deliver the Newton Abraham Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 19 March, in the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology.

Subject: `Designing drugs that read the DNA helix.'

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Department of Zoology: departmental seminars

The following seminars will be given at 4.30 p.m. on Mondays in Zoology Lecture Theatre B. Enquiries should be directed to David Goldstein or Adrian Thomas.

PROFESSOR M. AKAM, Cambridge
26 Jan.: `Hox gene homeosis and the evolution of segment identity: do we need hopeless monsters.'

PROFESSOR P. NUTTALL
2 Feb.: `A parasite's view of the mammalian immune system.'

PROFESSOR S. IVERSEN
9 Feb.: `Multiple dopamine receptors: behavioural correlates.'

DR P. KEIGHTLEY, Edinburgh
16 Feb.: `Deleterious mutation load.'

DR D. UNWIN, Bristol
23 Feb.: `Pterosaurs and the holistic approach to palaeontology.'

PROFESSOR J. MCGLADE, Warwick
2 Mar.: `Governance of natural resources: the emergence of a second order science.'

PROFESSOR A. HILL
9 Mar.: `Genetic susceptibility to intracellular pathogens.'

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CLINICAL MEDICINE

Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre

PROFESSOR PIERRE CORVOL, Visiting Professor, the Clinical Endocrinology Trust, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Saturday, 14 March, in the Bayer Seminar Room, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

Subject: `Revisiting endocrine hypertension in 1998.'

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Nuffield Department of Surgery: principles of immunology

The following lectures will be given at 9 a.m. on Tuesdays in the Seminar Room, the Nuffield Department of Surgery, the John Radcliffe Hospital.

J.M. AUSTYN
27 Jan.: Antigen presentation.
3 Feb.: `T cells and T cell responses.'

K.J. WOOD
10 Feb.: `Antigen binding molecules.'

S.E. MARSHALL
17 Feb.: `MHC and disease.'

J.M. AUSTYN
24 Feb.: `B cells and antibody responses.'

S.E. MARSHALL
3 Mar.: `Autoimmunity.'

K.J. WOOD
10 Mar.: `Complement and disease.'

J.M. AUSTYN
17 Mar.: `Cell killing and death.'

S.E. MARSHALL
24 Mar.: `Host defence.'

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Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

The following lectures will be given at the times shown on Wednesday, 11 February, in the Anne Anderson Lecture Theatre, Level 3, the Women's Centre, the John Radcliffe Hospital.

DR B. LAVERY
2 p.m.: `Controversies in chemotherapy for ovarian cancer.'

MR M. GILLMER
3 p.m.: `Outcome of diabetic pregnancies in Oxfordshire.'

DR D. LINDSELL
4 p.m.: `Colour Doppler screening for ovarian cancer.'

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Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology

The following lectures will be given at 5.30 p.m. on Mondays in the Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology.

Convener: A.J. Bron, MA, Margaret Ogilvie's Reader in Ophthalmology.

HUNG CHENG
26 Jan.: `Comparative features from extracapsular extraction to phakoemulsification.'

MR J. SCOTT, Cambridge
2 Feb.: `Pathological posterior vitreous detachment.'

PROFESSOR I. GRIERSON, Liverpool
9 Feb.: `Migration of meshwork cells: has it any meaning for glaucoma?'

DR E. SAVAGE-SMITH
16 Feb.: `Ophthalmic surgery in the medieval Near East.'

DR G. FOREST
23 Feb.: `Breaking the bad news to patients.'

MR I. MACKIE, London
2 Mar.: `Theodore's superior limbic keratoconjunctivitis.'

MR J. SPARROW, Bristol Eye Infirmary
9 Mar.: `Clinical measurements: how bad are they?'

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University Department of Cellular Science: haematology seminars

The following seminars will be held at 12 noon on Tuesdays in the Haematology Seminar Room, Level 4, the John Radcliffe Hospital. A member of the Department of Haematology
27 Jan.: case presentation.

DR R. GIBBONS
3 Feb.: `ATR-X syndrome—an unusual cause of alpha thalassaemia.'

DR J. KAY
10 Feb.: `Providing information to help clinicians use laboratories.'

DR D. GRIMWADE, Guy's Hospital, London
17 Feb.: `The molecular pathogenesis of acute promyelocytic leukaemia and its response to therapy.'

DR G. GRIFFITHS
24 Feb.: `Cell biology of T cell killing.'

DR E. SPOONCER, Manchester
3 Mar.: `Gene therapy for Hurler's syndrome.'

DR D.Y. MASON
10 Mar.: `New light on lymphoma.'

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MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

Oxford Centre for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

Differential Equations and Applications Seminars

Unless indicated otherwise, the following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the common room, Dartington House. The co-ordinators are J.R. Ockendon, S.D. Howison, and P.D. Howell (telephone: Oxford (2)70506).

PROFESSOR T.J. LYONS, Imperial College
22 Jan.: `Some very singular parabolic p.d.e.s in finance.'

DR S. MANSERVISI
29 Jan.: `Optimal control of the Navier–Stokes equations.'

PROFESSOR M.J.D. POWELL, Cambridge
5 Feb., 3 p.m., the Lecture Theatre, the Computing Laboratory: `Radial basis function methods for global optimisation.' (DECMA Joint NA Group seminar)

DR D. WOOD
12 Feb.: `Chaos in the spring-making industry.'

DR J. LISTER, Cambridge
19 Feb.: `Similarity and dissimilarity in capillary singularity.'

DR O. HARLEN, Leeds
26 Feb.: `Modelling polymetric fluids in extensional flows.'

DR M.G. WORSTER, DAMPT
5 Mar.: `Elements of frost heave.'

PROFESSOR D.V. EVANS, Bristol
12 Mar.: `Non-uniqueness, edge waves, and trapped modes in water waves and acoustics.'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Portuguese Graduate Seminar

DR S.R. PARKINSON will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 29 January, in the 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 Portugese Language and Linguistics.

Subject: `The evolution of an unsingable cantiga: CSM 113.'

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Events to mark the centenary of the birth of Bertolt Brecht

The following events, which will take place as indicated below, are convened by Dr T. Kuhn and Dr K. Leeder, Faculty Lecturers in German.

Brecht Centenary Lecture

J. WILLETT will lecture at 12 noon on Tuesday, 10 February, in the Taylor Institution.

Subject: `Absorbing Brecht.'

The Brecht Centenary: `Streit und Gelächter': a seminar on Brecht's poetry

The following seminars will be held at 5.15 p.m. on Thursdays in Lecture Room 6, New College. The seminars, which will be accessible to an English-speaking audience, will be continued in Trinity Term.

PROFESSOR H.-H. MÜLLER, Hamburg
12 Feb.: `Love—not—memory. An interpretation of Bertolt Brecht: "Erinnerung an die Marie A."/Remembering Marie A.'

PROFESSOR E. BOA, Nottingham
19 Feb.: `Countering the anxiety of impotence: power and authority in Brecht's Svendborg collection.'

DR R. OCKENDEN
26 Feb.: `Empedokles in Buckow—a sketch map of misreading.'

DR A. PHELAN, Warwick
5 Mar.: ` "Mit den Methoden der Klassiker"/With methods drawn from the classics.'

DR M. MINDEN, Cambridge
12 Mar.: `The Buckow Elegies.'

Other related events

A showing of the 1930–1 film The Threepenny Opera (Die Dreigroschenoper) by G.W. Pabst, with an introduction by Dr Kuhn, will be given at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, 10 February, in the Taylor Institution.

A concert of Brecht songs, sung by Eva Meier, with music by Kurt Weill and Hanns Eisler, will be held at 7.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 10 February, in the Holywell Music Room.

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MODERN HISTORY

Germany in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the European Studies Centre, St Antony's College (70 Woodstock Road).

Conveners: A.J. Nicholls, B.Phil., MA, Special (non-CUF) Lecturer in Modern History, and H.J.O. Pogge von Strandmann, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Modern History.

E. GRIMMER
26 Jan.: `Economists, social reformers, and the redistribution of the Mittelstand, 1860–80.'

F. MÜLLER
2 Feb.: `A sincere well-wisher of Germany? British diplomacy and the German National Movement, 1832–49.'

A. PERRAS
9 Feb.: `Carl Peters—a protofascist?'

F. CORRY
16 Feb.: `Military government, friend or foe? Perceptions of the "post- Kirchenkampf" churches in the British Zone of Germany, 1945–9.'

N. OEHRMANN
23 Feb.: `Missions, church and state relations in South-West Africa (Namibia), 1884–1915.'

DR U. JORDAN, German Historical Institute, London
2 Mar.: `Rule of law for Germany: the British impact on the evolution and realisation of postwar legal policy, 1933–49.'

PROFESSOR L. TURNER, Cornell
9 Mar.: `Fighting for partnership: labour and politics in unified Germany.'

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ORIENTAL STUDIES

Topics in Ancient Near Eastern Studies and Egyptology

Unless indicated otherwise, the following seminars will be held at 3 p.m. on Tuesdays in Lecture Room 1, the Oriental Institute.

Conveners: J.R. Baines, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Egyptology, J.A. Black, B.Phil., MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in Akkadian, and S. Dalley, MA, Senior Research Fellow, Somerville College.

T. ABUSCH, Brandeis
27 Jan.: `Witchcraft and the anger of the gods.'

M. MACDONALD
3 Feb.: `The chariot, the camel, and the horse. A glimpse of fighting methods in the Assyrian and Babylonia wars with the Arabs.'

J. MACKENZIE
17 Feb.: `The Egyptian-style temples of Ptolemaic and Roman Egypt.'

J. MACGINNIS, London
3 Mar., 3.30 p.m.: `Serving the house of Samas: temple administration in sixth-century BC Bablyonia.'

J. RICHARDS, Michigan
10 Mar.: `Sacred landscapes in the Egyptian Nile valley.'

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Medieval Studies Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in Lecture Room 1, the Oriental Institute.

Conveners: J.S. Meisami, MA, University Lecturer in Persian, and W.L. Treadwell, MA, Samir Shamma Lecturer in Islamic Numismatics.

DR J. MONTGOMERY, Cambridge
27 Jan.: `Three Arabic texts on the Rus.'

DR P. BENEITO, Madrid
3 Feb.: `The language of symbolical allusions among the Sufis (with particular reference to Ibn al-`Arabi).'

PROFESSOR Y. TABBAA, Barakat Trust Visiting Fellow
10 Feb.: `Circles of power: palace, citadel, and city in medieval Aleppo.'

DR S. CANBY, British Museum
17 Feb.: `The Turcoman prelude to Safavid paintings.'

DR C. HILLENBRAND, Edinburgh
24 Feb.: `Nizam al-Mulk revisited.'

PROFESSOR W. AL-QADI, Chicago
3 Mar.: `Early Arabic letters: the evidence of the papyri.'

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PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Oxford Physics Colloquia

The following lectures will be held at 4.15 p.m. on Fridays in the Lindemann Lecture Theatre, the Clarendon Laboratory.

Conveners: R.J. Nicholas, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Physics, and G.G. Ross, MA, Professor of Theoretical Physics.

PROFESSOR D. EDMONDS
30 Jan.: `How does the magnetic compass in animals work?'

PROFESSOR T.D. CLARK, Sussex
6 Feb.: `SQUID rings and time crystals—the classical–quantum interface.'

PROFESSOR D. DELPY, University College, London
20 Feb.: `Optical spectroscopy and imaging of the human brain at the bedside.'

PROFESSOR SIR MARTIN REES, Cambridge
27 Feb.: `The physics of gamma-ray bursts.'

PROFESSOR E.A. HINDS, Sussex
6 Mar.: `Atom optics.'

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Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory: colloquia

The following colloquia will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Main Lecture Theatre, the Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory.

An Inorganic Discussion Day, in which presentations will be made by some of the younger research associates in the Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, will be held on 9 March.

Convener: M.L.H. Green, MA, Professor of Inorganic Chemistry.

PROFESSOR J. NIXON, Sussex
26 Jan.: `Phospha-organometallic chemistry.'

DR R.G. EGDELL
2 Feb.: `STM of metal oxides: progress and prospects.'

PROFESSOR A.K. CHEETHAM, Versailles
9 Feb.: `Some recent developments in nanoporous materials.'

PROFESSOR J.A.K. HOWARD, Durham
16 Feb.: `Applications of very low temperature crystallography to chemistry.'

DR H.L. ANDERSON
23 Feb.: `Conjugated metallo-porphyrin arrays: supramolecular electronic materials.'

DR N. LONG, Imperial College, London
2 Mar.: `Metallocenyl-rings, -chains, and -baskets.'

PROFESSOR J.A. IBERS, Northwestern
16 Mar.: `Some chemistry of metal chalcogenides: solid state and solution.'

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Royal Society of Chemistry Haworth Lecture

PROFESSOR G.A. JEFFREY, Pittsburgh, will deliver the Royal Society of Chemistry Haworth Lecture on Wednesday, 25 March, in the Dyson Perrins Lecture Theatre. The time of the lecture will be announced later.

Subject: `Recent concepts in hydrogen bonding.'

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Atomic and Laser Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 1.45 p.m. on Mondays in the Lindeman Lecture Theatre, the Clarendon Laboratory.

Convener: C.E. Webb, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Laser Physics.

PROFESSOR K. PACHUCKI, Warsaw
2 Feb.: `Quantum electrodynamics of weakly bound systems.'

DR S. BRAUNSTEIN, Wales
9 Feb.: `Error correction in light fields.' (Provisional arrangement)

DR P. TADAY, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
16 Feb.: `Femtosecond applications at RAL.'

DR B. SAUER, Sussex
2 Mar.: `The electron EDM: time reversal violation in YbF.'

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Department of Earth Sciences: seminars

The following seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Mondays in the Earth Sciences lecture theatre.

Convener: B.E. Parsons, MA, Reader in Geodesy.

PROFESSOR S. SPARKS, Bristol
26 Jan.: `The eruption of the Soufriere Hills Volcano, Montserrat.'

DR J. BEST, Leeds
2 Feb.: `Sand grains to sand dunes: some aspects of sedimentological fluid dynamics.'

DR D. ANDERSON
9 Feb.: `How predictable is El Niño?'

DR H. ELDERFIELD, Cambridge
16 Feb.: `Seawater under the sea: water, heat, and chemical transport in the upper oceanic crust.'

PROFESSOR R. VAN DER VOO, Michigan
23 Feb.: `Of poles and plates: what goes where? An analysis of true polar wander and relative plate motions.'

DR M. BRASIER
2 Mar.: `From prokaryotes to animals: some fundamental questions.'

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Physical Earth Science Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Fridays in the Earth Sciences coffee room.

Convener: P.J. Clarke, D.Phil., Junior Research Fellow, Wolfson College.

M. SPIEGELMAN, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
23 Jan.: `Computational lava lamps: physics and chemical consequences of magma dynamics.'

J. FRÜHN, Cambridge
30 Jan.: `The Makran accretionary wedge—internal deformation and compaction.'

J. ESCARTIN, Edinburgh
6 Feb.: `Serpentinised peridotite in the oceanic crust.'

J. BLUNDY, Bristol
13 Feb.: `Trace element partition coefficients: use, abuse, and a general predictive model.'

A. NANKIVELL
20 Feb.: `South Atlantic plate kinematics and the evolution of the Bouvet triple junction.'

A. O'NEILL, Reading
27 Feb.: `Simulating climate variability: challenges and prospects.'

L. LONERGAN, Imperial College, London
6 Mar.: `Polygonal fault systems—a new style of deformation in mudrocks: the evidence from 3D seismic datasets.'

D. GUBBINS, Leeds
13 Mar.: `Geomagnetic evidence for core–mantle interaction.'

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Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory: departmental seminars

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Mondays in the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory Lecture Theatre.

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

PROFESSOR H.B. GRAY, Beckman Institute, Caltech
26 Jan.: `Protein folding triggered by electron transfer.'

DR C.V. ROBINSON
2 Feb.: `Mass spectrometric studies of proteins.'

PROFESSOR R.E. PALMER, Birmingham
2 Mar.: `Deposition of atomic clusters on surfaces.'

PROFESSOR A.D. BUCKINGHAM, Cambridge
9 Mar.: `Molecules in optical, electrical, and magnetic fields.' (Royal Society of Chemistry Faraday Lecture)

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Department of Physics: astrophysics colloquia

The following colloquia will be held at 4.15 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Nuclear and Astrophysics Lecture Theatre.

Conveners: M.D. Lacy MA, Temporary University Lecturer in Physics, and A.E. Lynas-Gray.

DR R. STOMPOR, Cambridge
27 Jan.: `Cosmological parameters from cosmic microwave background anisotropies.'

DR S. VITI, University College, London
3 Feb.: `A detailed spectral analysis of M dwarfs.'

DR J. KENNEFICK
10 Feb.: `Quasars at redshifts of 4 and beyond.'

DR M.G. HOARE, Leeds
17 Feb.: `High resolution observations of massive young stellar objects.'

DR S. SARKAR
24 Feb.: `Ultra-high energy cosmic rays: a probe of the shadow world.'

DR P.J. CALLANAN, Cork
3 Mar.: `Recent obervations of quiescent X-ray transients.'

DR P. WILKINSON, Jodrell Bank
10 Mar.: `Highlights of scientific results with MERLIN.'

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Department of Materials: colloquia

The following colloquia will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Hume-Rothery Building Lecture Theatre.

Convener: P.R. Wilshaw, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in Electrical and Magnetic Properties of Materials.

PROFESSOR H.B. HOPFENBERG, North Carolina State University
29 Jan.: `Transport phenomena in natural and synthetic polymers: an 80-million-year odyssey.' (Interdepartmental Polymer Seminar)

DR C. BOLTON, Magnox Electric PLC; Royal Society Esso Award Lecturer
5 Feb.: `There's life beyond twenty-five years—the benefits of life extension of Magnox reactors and how this is being achieved.' (Interdepartmental Condensed Matter Seminar)

PROFESSOR D.J. GREEN, Pennsylvania State University
12 Feb.: `Designing brittle materials with improved mechanical reliability.'

P. DOORBAR, Rolls-Royce
19 Feb.: `Titanium metal matrix composites for aero-engine applications.'

DR G.W. GRIME
26 Feb.: `The scanning proton microprobe and its applications.' (Interdepartmental Condensed Matter Seminar)

DR W. CLEGG, Cambridge
5 Mar.: `Layered ceramics for structural applications.'

DR M. KIRK, Argonne National Laboratory, United States
12 Mar.: `Columnar defect microstructure and magnetic vortex pinning in YBCO produced by swift heavy ion irradiation.'

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Dyson Perrins Colloquia

Unless otherwise indicated, the following colloquia will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursdays in the Dyson Perrins Lecture Theatre.

DR J. MANN, Reading
22 Jan.: `Attempts to improve on nature: synthesis of biologically interesting molecules.'

DR D. LEIGH, UMIST
29 Jan.: `Novel hydrogen bond assembled architectures: from catenanes to molecular machinery.'

DR D. HUGHES, Zeneca Agrochemicals
5 Feb.: `Perspectives in agrochemistry.'

DR S. MORATTI, Cambridge
12 Feb.: `Synthesis of conjugated polymers for electro-optical applications.'

PROFESSOR A. FÜRSTNER, Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung, Mülheim
19 Feb.: `New entries into heterocyclic natural products.'
(Note: may be postponed until May)

PROFESSOR A. MCKERVEY, Belfast
26 Feb.: `Organic synthesis with diazocarbonyl compounds.'

PROFESSOR S. LEY, Cambridge
5 Mar.: `Okadaic acid as a challenge for organic synthesis.'

PROFESSOR P. KNOCHEL, Marburg
12 Mar.: `New advances in organozinc chemistry for organic synthesis.'

PROFESSOR G.A. JEFFREY, Pittsburgh
Wed. 25 Mar.: `Recent concepts of hydrogen bonding.'

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Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Planetary Physics

The following seminars will be held at 4.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Dobson Lecture Room, the Atmospheric Physics Laboratory.

PROFESSOR C. FRANKIGNOUL, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, and MIT
22 Jan.: `Heat flux feedback in the North Atlantic.'

DR A. BREGMAN, Utrecht
29 Jan.: `The stratosphere–troposphere experiments by aircraft measurements (STREAM) project.'

DR R.T. SUTTON
5 Feb.: `Long range forecasting for the North Atlantic?'

DR A. CANAS, Imperial College, London
12 Feb.: `TAFTS: an adventure in atmospheric interference.'

DR C.J. MERCHANT, University College, London
19 Feb.: `Towards bias-free measurements of sea surface temperature from space.'

DR N.J. LIVESEY, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena
26 Feb.: `The Microwave Limb Sounder, recent results from the UARS and plans for future instruments.'

DR G. ZARAGOZA
5 Mar.: `Results of the analysis of non- LTE emissions measured by the ISAMS in the mesosphere.'

DR C. READINGS, European Space Agency
12 Mar.: `Earth observation from space—the European Space Agency's Earth Explorer programme.'

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PHYSIOGICAL 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, MA, D.Sc., Professor of Physiology.

PROFESSOR K. DAVIES
28 Jan.: `Molecular analysis of muscular dystrophy.' (Seminar sponsored by the Physiological Society)

DR A. LARKMAN
4 Feb.: `Quantal synaptic transmissions at local excitatory connections in cortex.' (McDonnell–Pew Seminar)

DR S.W. DAVIES, University College, London
11 Feb.: `Transgenic mouse models of Huntington's disease.' (Jenkinson Seminar)

PROFESSOR M. WHITAKER, Newcastle
18 Feb.: `Calcium and cell cycle control.'(Seminar sponsored by the Physiological Society)

PROFESSOR H. WATKINS
25 Feb.: `in vitro studies of mutant contractile proteins that cause cardiomyopathy.' (Seminar sponsored by the Physiological Society)

DR A. LEVI, Bristol
4 Mar.: `Contraction of the heart caused by "calcium-induced calcium release"—is this the whole story?' (Seminar sponsored by the Physiological Society)

PROFESSOR G. COLLINGRIDGE, Bristol
11 Mar.: `Glutamate receptors and long- term potentiation in the hippocampus.' (Jenkinson Seminar)

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THEOLOGY

The study of religions: method and application

Unless indicated otherwise, the following interdisciplinary seminars in the study of religions will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Council Room, Mansfield College.

Conveners: J.S.K. Ward, B.Litt., MA, Regius Professor of Divinity, and W.M. Morgan (MA Lancaster), Lecturer in World Religion, Mansfield College.

PROFESSOR K. KLOSTERMAIER, Manitoba
13 Feb.: `Participant observation in the study of Hinduism.'

THE REVD PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER ROWLAND
20 Feb.: `Judaism in the study of Christian origins.'

PROFESSOR H. MCLEOD, Otago
27 Feb.: `History and tradition in the study of the Sikh faith.'

DR K. KNOTT, Leeds
6 Mar.: `Community and locality in the study of religions.'

PROFESSOR M. PYE, Marburg
13 Mar., Nissan Institute: `Studying religions in Japan.'

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ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM, ORIENTAL STUDIES

PROFESSOR YASSER TABBAA, Barakat Trust Visiting Fellow, St Cross College, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 23 January, in the Headley Lecture Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum.

Subject: `Rationality and belief in the pre- modern Islamic hospital.'

Professor Tabbaa will also lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 10 February, in the Medieval Studies Seminar, Lecture Room 1, the Oriental Institute.

Subject: `Circles of power: palace, citadel, and city in medieval Aleppo.'

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CENTRE FOR CRIMINOLOGICAL RESEARCH

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Old Library, All Souls College.

Conveners: R.G. Hood, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Criminology, and C.E. Hoyle, M.Sc., D.Phil., Research Officer, Centre for Criminological Research.

A. CRAWFORD, Leeds
28 Jan.: `Reinventing the local governance of crime: managerialism and the partnership approach.'

PROFESSOR D. DOWNES, LSE
11 Feb.: `Reflections on New Labour's criminal policy.'

J. DIGNAN, Sheffield
25 Feb.: `Restorative justice: prospects for development.'

PROFESSOR R.M. HARDING, Kentucky
11 Mar.: `Prisoners' rights in America and Britain.'

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RUSKIN SCHOOL OF DRAWING AND FINE ART, AND LADY MARGARET HALL

CHRISTOPHER GREEN, Courtauld Institute, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 4 February, in Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret Hall.

Subject: `Fictional artists, real spectators: "Amico di Sandro", Roger Fry's Cézanne and the Demoiselles d'Avignon.'

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ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE UNIT

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Mondays in the Main Lecture Theatre, the School of Geography.

Further information may be obtained from Dr Martin Price (telephone: Oxford (2)74710, e-mail: martin.price@ecu.ox.ac.uk).

M. ALLEN, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
26 Jan.: `How do we quantify uncertainty in the forecast of the climate of 2050?'

T. CANNON, Greenwich
2 Feb.: `Nature's hazards and human vulnerabilities: the politics and economics of disasters.'

G. BODEKER, Global Initiative for Traditional Systems of Health
9 Feb.: `Medicinal plant biodiversity---linking human health, conservation, and traditional cultural values.'

P. O'KEEFE, Northumbria
16 Feb.: `Natural hazards, complex emergencies, and environmental rehabilitation.'

C. FOLLAND, Hadley Centre
23 Feb.: `Detection and attribution of climate change at the Hadley Centre.'

F. BERKHOUT, Sussex
2 Mar.: `The dynamics of substance flows through industrial economies.'

J. THORNTON, Simmons and Simmons, and DR A. MEHTA, chambers of Lionel Read, QC
9 Mar.: `Pricing the past: an analysis of the contaminated land regime.'

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FILM STUDIES

Graduate Film Studies Seminar

M. SMITH, Kent, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Monday, 26 January, in Magdalen College.

Convener: I.L. Christie, MA, Visiting Lecturer in Film.

Subject: `Contemporary film theory and the two traditions of philosophy.'

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WELLCOME INSTITUTE FOR THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE

Clinical innovations and abuses in ethical and historical perspective: revise programme

Unless otherwise stated, the following seminars will be held at 2.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Wellcome Unit.

This notice replaces that published in the Gazette of 15 January.

Convener: P.J. Weindling, MA, Reader in the History of Medicine.

DR WEINDLING
22 Jan. : `Nazi medicine and its victims: reflections on Ernst Klee, Auschwitz, die NS-Medizin und ihre Opfer.' (Preceded by a showing of Ernst Klee's film Ärzte ohne Gewissen (Physicians Without a Conscience) at 1.15 p.m.)

DR C. AMBROSELLI, Centre Georges Canguilhem, Paris
29 Jan.: `Medical ethics and human rights.'

DR I. LÖWY, Wellcome Institute, London
5 Feb.: `Experimentation as a routine treatment—clinical trials of anti-cancer and anti-AIDS drugs.'

DR U. SCHMIDT
12 Feb.: ` "Returning home": Leo Alexander's medical war crimes investigations and the origins of the Nuremberg Medical Trial, 1945–7.'

C. TIMMERMANN, Wellcome Unit, Manchester
19 Feb.: `Hippocrates or Paracelsus? Medical role models in inter-war Germany.'

DR J. HAZELGROVE, Melbourne
26 Feb.: `The impact of the Nuremberg Code on Human Experimentation in Britain, 1947–64.'

PROFESSOR J. LOWENSTEIN, Manchester
5 Mar.: `Dead bodies for anatomical research in Germany before and during the Third Reich: the case of Hermann Stieve.'

DR A. RICCIARDI-VON PLATEN, Rome; member of the German Medical Commission at the Nuremberg Medical Trial, 1946–7
12 Mar., 2.30 p.m., Pauling Human Sciences Centre: `Medical education in Nazi Germany: lessons for the present.'

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MUSEUM OF THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE

The Garden, the Ark, the Tower, the Temple: Biblical Metaphors in early modern Europe

This series of public lectures, linked to an exhibition at the Bodleian Library, will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursdays in the Museum of the History of Science, Broad Street.

S. MANDELBROTE
5 Feb.: `The garden.'

J. BENNETT
12 Feb.: `The ark.'

S. MANDELBROTE
19 Feb.: `The tower.'

J. BENNETT
26 Feb.: `The temple.'

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MAISON FRANÇAISE

Progamme `Culture et Sociétés: opinions, attitudes, comportements': analysing social movements

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Maison Française.

S. OLLITRAULT, Rennes
26 Jan.: `The hypothesis of the transnational repertoire.'

F. FAUCHER, Stirling
2 Feb.: `Innovation in movement politics: the repertoire of green parties.'

O. FILLIEULE, CNRS–CRESAL, St Etienne
9 Feb.: `Issues in the methodology of data collection on protest events: lessons from the French case.'

B. DOHERTY, Keele
16 Feb.: `Understanding tactical innovation in the British anti-roads protests.'

C. ROOTES, Kent
23 Feb.: `Political opportunity structures: promise, problems, and prospects.'

M. DIANI, Strathclyde
2 Mar.: `Social movements as social networks.'

J. SIMEANT, La Rochelle
9 Mar.: `Who clamours for attention---and who cares? Hunger strikes in France 1972–92.'

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Programme `Histoire et théorie des arts': high art and hierarchy

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Maison Française.

G. ROQUE, CNRS, Paris
27 Jan.: `Revival and decline of hierarchy within painting.'

J. WHITELEY
3 Feb.: `Art, hierarchy, and the French Revolution.'

R. DÉMORIS, Paris III
10 Feb.: `Destin et paradoxes de la hiérarchie des genres entre Félibien et Diderot.'

P. CROWTHER
17 Feb.: `Problems in the definition of art.'

D. ARASSE, EHESS, Paris
24 Feb.: `Reflections on the prehistory of genre painting (Italy and Europe, 1550--1650).'

C. LEVER
3 Mar.: `Pop or poetry: aspects of late modernist visual arts.'

J. LICHTENSTEIN, Paris X
10 Mar.: `Hierarchy between painting and sculpture in France from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries.'

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Programme `Élites, religion, and the state in France, 1800–1945': seminar in modern French history and politics

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Maison Française.

P. PILBEAM, Royal Holloway College, London
29 Jan.: `Dream worlds: the faith of the idealist socialists, 1830s--1850s.'

C. CHARLE, Paris I
5 Feb.: `Les élites étatiques en France; essai de comparaison: France, Prusse, Grande-Bretagne au XIXème siècle.'

R. HARRIS
12 Feb.: `The political emergence of Lourdes.'

O. HUFTON
19 Feb.: `Laïcisation, catholicism, republicanism: finding a space for feminism.'

P. SMITH, Nottingham
26 Feb.: `The Third Republic and the new notables.'

S. JONES, Manchester
5 Mar.: `Representing the nation: electoral representation and nationhood in the French Third Republic, 1870--1914.'

R. GILDEA
12 Mar.: `La fin des notables? Occupation, liberation, and local élites, 1940--5.'

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Lectures

The following lectures will be given at 5.15 p.m. on the days shown in the Maison Française.

M. WINTROUB, Michigan
Fri. 30 Jan.: `The virgin, the Apocalypse, and the Astrolabe: the royal entry of Henri II into Rouen (1550).'

A. VIALA, Paris III
Fri. 20 Feb.: `Racine et Louis XIV.'

C. BONNEUIL, Max Planck Institute, Berlin
Wed. 11 Mar.: `Science et politique coloniale: aux origines de l'Office de Recherche Scientifique et Technique d'Outre-Mer (ORSTOM), 1936–41.'

G. HOWARD, writer
Fri. 27 Mar.: `Shakespeare and company: a bookshop in Paris.' (As part of the Oxford Literary Festival)

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Other meetings

The following meetings, with various speakers, will be held on the days shown. Unless otherwise indicated, the meetings will be held in the Maison Française.


Sat. 31 Jan.–Sun. 1 Feb.: `Governing from the centre.' (With the Centre for European Politics, Economics, and Society)

Sat. 21 Feb.: `Canguilhem–Foucault: recasting the French epistemological tradition.' (With the Museum of the History of Science)

Fri. 6 Mar.: `La francophonie.' (Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France meeting)

Sat. 7 Mar., at St Antony's College: `Matrices of scientific knowledge and practice in colonial Africa: institutions, disciplines, projects, and people.' (African Studies Seminar)

Sat. 14 Mar., at St Hugh's College: `Sens et non-sens.' (Translation Research in Oxford meeting)

Sun. 15 Mar.: `La cité et les normes: la démocratie et les conceptions du bien.' (Journée d'étude franco- brittanique)

Sat. 21 Mar.–Sun. 22 Mar.: `Inside the mosque—outside the mosque, the anthropology of Muslim prayer across the Indian Ocean.' (With the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology)

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NISSAN INSTITUTE OF JAPANESE STUDIES

Anglo-Japanese Fureai Network

DR R. GOODMAN will lecture at 8 p.m. on Monday, 26 January, in the Nissan Institute.

Subject: `Japan in the twenty-first century.'

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QUEEN ELIZABETH HOUSE

Economic Development Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m on Thursdays in the Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House. Details of the 12 March seminar will be announced later.

A. BHADURI, Jawarhalal Nehru University, Delhi
22 Jan.: `Prospects for the Indian economy in the context of India's evolving democracy.'

J.A. MORALES, President, Central Bank, Bolivia
29 Jan.: `External vulnerability in the 1980s and 1990s: a Central Banking perspective.'

M. MACKINTOSH, Open University
5 Feb.: `Informal regulation of mixed health care: concepts and issues for research.'

J. WHITELEGG, Liverpool John Moores University
12 Feb.: `Beyond the limits: sustainable transport in Calcutta.'

M. ABREU, Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro
19 Feb.: `Without a fast track: trade policies in Latin America.'

J. BOYCE, Massachusetts
26 Feb.: `Peace conditionality: international financial institutions and post- conflict transitions.'

B. HARTMANN, Hampshire College, Amherst
5 Mar.: `Population policy post-Cairo.'

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RHODES HOUSE

Adolf Schlepegrell Lecture

PROFESSOR JOACHIM FEST will deliver the first Adolf Schlepegrell Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 29 January, in the Milner Hall, Rhodes House.

Subject: `The tragic legacy—20 July 1944.'

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INSTITUTE OF VIROLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY

Amended notice

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be given at 4 p.m. on Fridays in the institute. This notice replaces published in the Gazette of 15 January.

DR M. GIRARD, Institut Pasteur, Paris
Thur. 29 Jan., 1 p.m.: `Advances in AIDS vaccines research.'

DR M. BOULOY, Institut Pasteur, Paris
6 Feb.: `The Rift Valley fever virus: dissection of the ambisense RNA genome as a step toward pathogenesis analysis.'

PROFESSOR H. KLENK, Marburg
Tue. 24 Feb.: `Molecular studies on Marburg and Ebola viruses.'

DR L. ENJUANES, National Centre for Biotechnology, Madrid
27 Feb.: `Tissue-specific expression of genes from coronavirus vectors.'

DR J. JANSSON, Stockholm
6 Mar.: `Quantification of bacterial cell numbers and metabolic activity in environmental samples using biomarkers.'

PROFESSOR B. RIMA, Belfast
20 Mar.: to be announced.

DR K. SMALLA, Institute for Plant Virology, Brunswick
27 Mar.: `Application of denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis for microbial community analyses—potentials and limitations.'

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LADY MARGARET HALL

Canada Seminars

TOM D'AQUINO, President and Chief Executive, Canadian Business Council on National Issues, will lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Monday, 26 January, in Lady Margaret Hall. There will be an opportunity to meet Mr d'Aquino informally afterwards over drinks. Further information may be obtained from Elizabeth Jubb, Lady Margaret Hall (telephone: (2)74302, e-mail: liz.jubb@lmh.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `The True North Strong and Free—a perspective on what matters and what should matter to Canadians as they prepare for the twenty-first century.'

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

A Britain for the twenty-first century: the debate on constitutional change

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Lecture Theatre, the New Building, St Antony's College.

Conveners: Professor Archie Brown, Mr Robert Jackson, MP, and Dr Phyllis Starkey, MP.

GRAHAM ALLEN, MP, ROBERT JACKSON, MP, and PHILIP STEPHENS, The Financial Times
27 Jan.: `How shoud Parliament be modernised?'

JONATHAN EVANS, former Conservative Parliamentary Secretary at the Home Office, JOHN LLOYD, Associate Editor, New Statesman, and PROFESSOR BROWN
3 Feb.: `Will Scottish and Welsh devolution strengthen or weaken the union?'

THE RT. HON. MICHAEL ANCRAM, MP, and ANDREW ADONIS, The Observer
10 Feb.: `Is English regional government necessary?'

THE RT. HON. DAVID CURRY, MP, former Conservative Minister for Local Government, DR PHYLLIS STARKEY, MP, and PROFESSOR JOHN STEWART, Birmingham
17 Feb.: `Should local government be a partner of national government or its agent?'

DR GEOFFREY MARSHALL and PROFESSOR ALAN RYAN
24 Feb.: ` `Freedom of Information and a Bill of Rights.'

THE RT. HON. STEPHEN DORRELL, MP, and PROFESSOR IAIN MCLEAN
3 Mar.: `Would changing the British voting system empower the voters?'

SIR PATRICK CORMACK, MP, DR CALUM MACDONALD, MP, and DR DAVID BUTLER
10 Mar.: `Referendums—expanding or threatening British democracy?'

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Asian Studies Centre

Seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on the days shown, as follows: the first meeting, to be held on Monday, 26 January, will take place in the Fellows' Dining Room, the Hilda Besse Building, St Antony's College; the remaining two meetings will be held on Tuesdays in Room 207, the Institute for Chinese Studies, Walton Street.

Convener: S.Y. Tsang, MA, D.Phil., Louis Cha Fellow, St Antony's College.

C. LOH, Leader, the Citizens' Party, Hong Kong
26 Jan.: `The politics of opposition in Hong Kong under Chinese sovereignty.'

PROFESSOR DONG-HO RHEE, Seoul
3 Feb.: `Deindustrialisation of the Korean economy.'

PROFESSOR KYONGSOON LHO, Seol National University
10 Feb.: `Korea at the crossroads: the north–south dynamic and north-east Asian stability.'

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Centre for Indian Studies

South Asian History Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House.

Conveners: Dr N. Gooptu and Professor J. Brown.

DR P. MITTER, Sussex
27 Jan.: `The collection and display of Indian art at the Victoria and Albert Museum and Raj ideology.'

DR G. FARRELL, City University, London
3 Feb.: `Perceptions and representations of Indian music in the west.'

DR M. BANKS
10 Feb.: `Contemporary Jain pilgrimage paintings and other "Jain" art.'

DR R. WIDDESS, SOAS
17 Feb.: `The history of musical style in North India: the case of dhrupad.'

DR N. PEABODY, Cambridge
24 Feb.: `The king is dead, long live the king!: or karmic kin(g)ship in kota.'

J. PATEL and C. ACKERMANN
3 Mar.:
(J.P.) `Kheda, Gujarat: tracing the decline of the Congress.'
(C.A.) `Mother India.'

S. CHATURVEDI and R. DASGUPTA
10 Mar.:
(S.C.) `Ashraf Muslim consciousness.'
(R.D.) `Politics of Bengal.'

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Latin American Centre

Teaching Programme

Unless otherwise indicated, the following classes will be held in 1 Church Walk.

R. THORP Mon., 11.15 a.m.: `Economics.'

A. KNIGHT
Tue., 11 a.m.: `Social revolutions.'

L. WHITEHEAD and A. SANCHEZ
Tue., 2.15 p.m.: `Viability of Latin American democracies: Bolivia since 1982.'

C. GRIFFIN
Wed., 10 a.m., Taylor Institution: `Borges.'
Thur., 9 a.m., Taylor Institution: `La ciudad y los perros.'
Thur., 12 noon, Taylor Institution: `Neruda.'

H. MARTINS
Thur., 2 p.m.: `Social and political ideas in Brazil.'

M. DEAS
Fri., 11.15 a.m.: graduate seminar.

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Workshop: caciquismo and machine politics in modern Mexico

This workshop will be held on Friday, 6 March, in 1 Church Walk. The meeting will conclude with a round-table discussion.

DR K. BREWSTER, Cambridge
2.30 p.m.: `The Barrios cacicazgo in the Sierra de Puebla in the 1920s.'

DR W. PANSTERS, Utrecht
3.30 p.m.: `The Santos cacicazgo in the Huasteca, c.938–68.'

PROFESSOR A. KNIGHT
5 p.m.: `Caciquismo in post- revolutionary Mexico.'

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ST CATHERINE'S COLLEGE

Cameron Mackintosh Workshop

PROFESSOR THELMA HOLT, MR KOLYBELNIKOV, and MR GEARIN- TOSH will be the speakers at this workshop, to be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, 30 January, in the Bernard Sunley Room C, St Catherine's College. Two further lectures on Chekhov will be held in Trinity and Michaelmas Terms.

Subject: `Chekhov's life: introduction.'

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REGENT'S PARK COLLEGE

Global warming and gospel wisdom

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in Regent's Park College.

M. HUMPHREYS, Regent's Park and Oxford Brookes
28 Jan.: `Climate change and the human environment.'

N. SUMMERTON, Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society, Mansfield College
4 Feb.: `Global warming: what can we do about it?'

J. WEAVER, Regent's Park
11 Feb.: `A theology for Earth- keeping.'

All four speakers (open forum)
18 Feb.: `Global warming in Christian perspective.'

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Other Hilary Term lectures

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on the days shown in Regent's Park College.

R. GOULDBOURNE, Bristol Baptist College
Mon. 16 Feb.: `Reinventing the wheel: women and ministry in English Baptist life.'

O. DAVIES, Lampeter
Wed. 25 Feb.: `Theology and poetry, truth and the word.'

J. W. MCCLENDON, JR., Fuller Theological Seminary
Tue. 3 Mar.: `The politics of forgiveness.'

K. REMELE, Graz
Wed. 4 Mar.: `Christianity and western therapeutic culture.'

B. HAYMES, Bristol Baptist College
Wed. 11 Mar.: `Richard Niebuhr, Christ and culture: a reassessment.'

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INTERDISCIPLINARY JOURNAL CLUB IN HUMAN POPULATION GENETICS

The club will continue this term. Meetings are held every Monday in term (starting in second week) at 1 p.m. in Room 1.209, the Department of Statistics. Details of papers to be discussed are circulated in advance by e- mail.

Anyone wishing to be added to the circulation list should contact Dr David Goldstein, Department of Zoology (e- mail: david.goldstein@zoology.ox.ac.uk).

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OXFORD MEDIEVAL SOCIETY

DR J. CANNON, Courtauld Institute of Art, will lecture at 8.30 p.m. on Thursday, 29 January, in the Lady Brodie Room, St Hilda's College. Wine will be served from 8.15 p.m. New members are welcome.

Subject: `Shaping and reshaping images of sanctity: Margherita of Cortona and the art of Siena in the early fourteenth century (with slides).'

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