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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CYRIL FOSTER LECTURE

H.E. ROLF EKÉUS, Swedish Amabassador to the USA and Chairman, UN Special Commission on Iraq, 1991–7, will deliver the Cyril Foster Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 4 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `The UN Security Council and weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.'

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CHERWELL--SIMON LECTURE 1998

SIR MARTIN WOOD, OBE, FRS, Deputy Chairman, Oxford Instruments PLC, will deliver the Cherwell-Simon Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Friday, 8 May, in Lecture Theatre A, Zoology/Psychology Building, South Parks Road.

Subject: `Superconductivity, eighty-seven years on—where's it going?'

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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 public policy.'

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GAISFORD LECTURE

DR C. SOURVINO-INWOOD, Reading, will deliver the Gaisford Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 21 May, in the Garden Quad Auditorium, St John's College. Subject: `Euripidean tragedies and Athenian religion.'

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HENSLEY HENSON LECTURES IN THEOLOGY 1997–8

The Christ of history and the open society

THE REVD DR ALAN TORRANCE, Director of the Research Institute in Systematic Theology and Senior Lecturer in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies, King's College, London, will deliver the Hensley Henson Lectures at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Examination Schools.

30 Apr.: `The open society and the challenge of religious diversity.'

7 May: `Christ and the question of criteria.'

14 May: `The body of Christ and the reconciled mind.'

21 May: `The Church and the mediation of the open society.'

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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 apostle.'

4 May: `Paul the charismatic.'

11 May: `Paul the possessed.'

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SPEAKER'S LECTURES IN BIBLICAL STUDIES 1997–9

Theory of primitive Christian religion

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

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

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

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

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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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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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HALLEY LECTURE 1998

PROFESSOR VERA C. RUBIN, Carnegie Institution of Washington, will deliver the Halley Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 19 May, in the Lecture Theatre, the University Museum.

Subject: `What Halley didn't know about the universe.'

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RADHAKRISHNAN MEMORIAL LECTURES 1997–8

India's Raj: indigenous components and the imperial construction of India

PROFESSOR ROBERT FRYKENBERG will deliver the Radhakrishnan Memorial Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Examination Schools.

Wed. 29 Apr.: `Baniyas, Chettiars, and Dubashis: mercantile contributions to India's construction.'

Mon. 4 May: `Sepoys, Naukars, and Sawars: military contributions to India's conquest.'

Mon. 11 May: `Nayakas, Rayats, and Zamindars: political contributions to India's constitution.'

Mon. 18 May: `Munshis, Pandits, and Vakils: cultural contributions to India's consolidation.'

Wed. 20 May: `Mandalas, Mamul, and Namak: ideological contributions to India's consensus.'

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ASTOR VISITING LECTURE

PROFESSOR H. FOLEY, Barnard College, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 7 May, in the Garden Quad Auditorium, St John's College.

Subject: `Clytemnestra's apology.'

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PROFESSOR OF POETRY

Three poets: D.H. Lawrence, Robert Lowell, Ted Hughes

PROFESSOR JAMES FENTON will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in Lecture Theatre 2, the St Cross Building.

14 May: `D.H. Lawrence.'

21 May: `Robert Lowell.'

28 May: `Ted Hughes.'

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DAVID LEWIS LECTURE

PROFESSOR P. BRIANT, Toulouse, will deliver the third annual David Lewis Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 20 May, in the Garden Quad Auditorium, St John's College.

Subject: `Greek epigraphy and Achaemenid history: from Sardis to Xanthos.'

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JOHN LOCKE LECTURES 1998

PROFESSOR L. SKLAR, Michigan, will deliver the John Locke Lectures at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building. There will be a discussion class following the lectures at 11 a.m. on Fridays in the Lecture Room, the Sub-faculty of Philosophy.

29 Apr.: `Critical philosophy within science.'

6 May: `On what there isn't.'

13 May: `Idealisation and representation.'

20 May: `Theoretically fundamental idealisations.'

27 May: `Transience and belief.'

3 June: `Theories about theories.'

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ANTHROPOLOGY AND GEOGRAPHY

ESCR Research Programme in Transnational Communities: Conceiving transnational activity

The following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Fridays in the Upper Lecture Theatre, the School of Geography.

PROFESSOR M. ALBROW, Roehampton Institute
8 May: `Frames and transformations in transnational studies.'

PROFESSOR S. STRANGE, Warwick
15 May: `Mad money: transnational financial connections.'

PROFESSOR L. SKLAIR, LSE
22 May: `Transnational practices and the analysis of the global system.'

PROFESSOR A. PORTES, Princeton
29 May: `Globalisation from below: the rise of transnational communities.'

PROFESSOR Z. BAUMAN, Leeds
5 June: `Ethic networks in a networked world.'

PROFESOR S. CASTLES, Wollongong
12 June: `New migrations, ethnicity, and nationalism in south-east and east Asia.'

PROFESSOR R. COHEN, Warwick
19 June: `Transnational social movements: an appraisal.'

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BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

History and philosophy of biology

The following lectures, which are intended to be of wide interest, will be held at the times shown in the Sherrington Room, the Department of Physiology. Graduates and undergraduates are welcome to attend. Further details may be obtained from Dr T.J. Horder, Department of Human Anatomy (telephone: (2)72189).

PROFESSOR P. SINGER, Monash
Thur. 14 May, 4 p.m.: `Ethics and the treatment of animals.'

DR H. KAMMINGA, Cambridge
Tue. 19 May, 5 p.m.: `Medical models of causation: the case of the discovery of vitamin deficiency diseases.'

PROFESSOR J. DURANT, Imperial College, London
Tue. 26 May, 5 p.m.: `Public participation in science policy making: the case of the new genetics.'

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CLINICAL MEDICINE

Oxford Clinical Neurosciences Lectures

The following lectures will be given at 11.30 a.m. on Fridays in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

DR F. COWAN, Imperial College School of Medicine
3 Apr.: `Magnetic resonance imaging of the preterm brain—a review of current developments.'

DR D. STEVENS, Gloucestershire Royal Hospital
15 May: `Neurology services in the twenty-first century.'

DR J. LAND, the National Hospital
12 June: `The mitochondrial electron transport chain, the final common target in neurodegenerative disease?'

DR G.D. SCHOTT, National Hospital
17 July: `Managing central pain.'

PROFESSOR R. DOLAN, Institute of Neurology
18 Sept.: `Neurobiology of human emotion—perspective from functional imaging.'

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Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology: guest lectures

The following lectures will be given at 5.30 p.m. on Mondays in Oxford Eye Hospital Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

Convener: A.J. Bron, FRCS, Professor of Ophthalmology and Head of Department.

MR B. JAMES, Stoke Mandeville Hospital
27 Apr.: `Vascular factors in glaucoma.'

MISS B. BILLINGTON, Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading
11 May: `Making the most of residual sight.'

MR T.J. FFYTCHE and MR D.H. FFYTCHE, London
18 May: `A coherent and functional examination of the visual system.'

DR G.A. SHUN-SHIN, Wolverhampton Eye Infirmary
8 June: `Light at the end of the tunnel—endoscopic.'

MR M. POTTS, Bristol Eye Infirmary
15 June: `Thyroid eye disease.'

MR J. SHILLING, St Thomas's Hospital, London
22 June: `Veins I have seen.'

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Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology: seminars

The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on the days shown in the Library, the Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology. With the exception of the first meeting (to be held on Tuesday, 5 May), the seminars will take place on Mondays.

Convener: J.J. Harding, MA status, Professor of Ocular Biochemistry.

DR M. NASH
5 May: `Effect of NMDA on expression of retinal protein: growth factors and cyclooxygenases.'

MR J. SALMON
18 May: `Glaucoma.'

DR R. SAFA
1 June: `Effects of ischaemic-like insults to the retina.'

DR J. WOOD
8 June: `The influence of zinc on cultured human retinal pigment epithelium.'

DR B. DERHAM
15 June: `[alpha]-crystallin: a molecular chaperone.'

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Nuffield Department of Surgery

The following seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Seminar Room, the Nuffield Department of Surgery, Level 6, the John Radcliffe Hospital.

P. OPENSHAW, National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College School of Medicine at St Mary's, London
28 Apr.: `T cells and virus-induced lung disease.'

K. MAINPRIZE, Wrexham Park Hospital
5 May: `Immunological and prognostic factors in colorectal cancer.'

J. PHILLIPS-HUGHES
12 May: `Bedside insertion of tunnelled central venous catheters.'

H. CHEN
19 May: `Control of neuroendocrine differentiation in medullary thyroid and small cell lung tumours.'

DR A. MCKENZIE, Cambridge
26 May: `Interleukin-13 in Th2 cell responses.'

G. SADLER
2 June: `What's new in endocrine surgery.'

R. CORNALL
9 June: `Signalling in B cell tolerance induction.'

A. MOWAT, Glasgow
16 June: `Antigen presentation and the induction of oral tolerance.'

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Haematology seminars

The following seminars will be held at 12 noon on Tuesdays in the Haematology Seminar Room, Level 4, the John Radcliffe Hospital.

DR C.H. POYNTON, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff
5 May: `Biophenotypic leukaemia—a redundant term?'

PROFESSOR A.V. HOFFBRAND, Royal Free Hospital, London
12 May: `Iron chelation: recent advances.'

DR A. GRAY, Princess Margaret Hospital, Swindon
19 May: `Liposomes in haematology—promise and practice.'

PROFESSOR H.G. PRENTICE, Royal Free Hospital, London
26 May: `Immunotherapy of leukaemia.'

DR P. BOLTON-MAGGS, Alder Hey Children's Hospital, Liverpool
9 June: `Management of childhood ITP.'

DR P.L.F. GIANGRANDE, Oxford Haemophilia Centre
16 June: `Management of pregnancy in carriers of haemophilia.'

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CLINICAL MEDICINE, PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

The following seminars will be given at 4.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Lecture Theatre, the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology.

Convener: H. Waldmann, BM, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Pathology.

DR J. MCCAFFERTY, Cambridge
30 Apr.: `Antibodies from phage display as genomics tools and therapeutic agents.'

DR T. OEGESCHLAGER, Marie Curie Research Institute
7 May: `Regulation of transcription initiation by RNA polymerase II.'

PROFESSOR Z. WERB, UCAL, San Francisco
14 May: `Matrix metalloproteinase gelatinase B, a key regulator of angiogenesis and apoptosis.'

S. BALCH and DR J. MAHONEY
21 May: `New macrophage molecules on display.'

PROFESSOR J. COLLINGE, Imperial College School of Medicine
28 May: `Molecular biology of human prion disease.'

PROFESSOR R. WEISS, Institute of Cancer Research, Chester Beatty Laboratories
11 June: `Novel human and pig retroviruses.'

DR G. MACPHERSON
18 June: `Antigen uptake and delivery to T and B cells by dendritic cells: activation or tolerance?'

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COMMITTEE FOR COMPARATIVE PHILOLOGY AND GENERAL LINGUISTICS

PROFESSOR R. LASS, Cape Town, will read a paper at 2.15 p.m. on Tuesday, 28 April, in the Centre for Linguistics and Philology.

Conveners: A.E. Morpurgo Davies, MA, Professor of Comparative Philology, and J.H.W. Penney, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in Classical Philology.

Subject: `Morphology and mothers-in-law: you and thou in Early Modern English.'

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General Linguistics Graduate Seminar

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 4.45 p.m. on Fridays in the ground-floor seminar room, 47 Wellington Square.

Conveners: J.T. Higginbotham, MA, Professor of General Linguistics, and D.F. Cram, MA, University Lecturer in Linguistics.

PROFESSOR P. BLOOM, Arizona
1 May: `How children learn the meanings of words.'

PROFESSOR S. LAPPIN, SOAS
8 May, 2 p.m.: `An underspecified constraint-based semantics for vague quantifiers.'

DR D. LEWIS
15 May: `From modal adverbial to discourse connective in present-day English.'

PROFESSOR P. TRUDGILL, Lausanne
22 May: `Language contact and the function of linguistic gender.'

PROFESSOR R. HICKEY, Essen
29 May: ` "It takes all types": on special kinds of language change.'

PROFESSOR K. HALE, MIT
5 June: `The Misumalpan causative construction and s-structure argument fission.'

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

Romantic realignments (graduate seminar)

The following seminars will be held at 5.15 p.m. on the days shown in the Morris Room, Exeter College.

DR D. WORRALL, St Mary's University College Tue. 28 Apr.: `Tom and Jerry meet The Castle Spectre: the cultural politics of Romantic Period Gothic drama.'

DR N. LEASK, Cambridge
Thur. 14 May: `Southey's Madoc: the Romantic epic and imperialism.'

PROFESSOR J. BATE, Liverpool
Wed. 27 May: `Nest and shells: towards a phenomenological ecopoetics.'

DR T. FULFORD, Nottingham–Trent University
Wed. 10 June: `Sex, scandals, and imperial heroes: the army and navy in Coleridge, Southey, and Austen.'

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LAW, SOCIAL STUDIES

The function of law in the international community

The following seminars will be held at 8.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Habakkuk Room, Jesus College.

Conveners: Dr G.S. Goodwin-Gill, MA, D.Phil., Rubin Director of Research, Dr A.J. Hurrell, MA, M.Phil., D.Phil., University Lecturer in International Relations, and E.A. Roberts, MA, Montague Burton Professor of International Relations.

PROFESSOR FRIEDRICH KRATOCHWIL, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München
28 Apr.: `The nature of international iorms.'

PROFESSOR BENEDICK KINGSBURY, New York University
5 May: `Is the sovereign state in decline in international law?'

PROFESSOR JOHN JACKSON, University of Michigan
12 May: `The World Trade Organization and sovereignty.'

D. BETHLEHEM, London School of Economics and Political Science
19 May: `Law and politics in the International Court of Justice's 1996 Advisory Opinion on Nuclear Weapons.'

DR GUY GOODWIN-GILL, PROFESSOR ROBERTS, and DR MATTHEW GIBNEY
26 May: `International refugee law and the refugee problems of the 1990s.'

MS JILL BARRETT, Office of Legal Adviser, Foreign and Commonwealth Office
2 June: `The realities of law-making at the United Nations.'

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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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Gareth Evans Memorial Lecture 1998

PROFESSOR W. KUENNE, Hamburg, will deliver the Gareth Evans Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 26 May, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

Subject: `Simple truth and alethic realism.'

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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, 28 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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MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

Department of Statistics: Probability, Statistics and Operations Research Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Department of Statistics. Details of the 18 June seminar will be announced later.

Conveners: P. Clifford, MA, Reader in Mathematical Statistics, and A.M. Etheridge, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer (CUF) in Mathematics

DR M. STEPHENS
30 Apr.:`Bayesian analysis of mixtures with an unknown number of components: an alternative to reversible jump methods.'

DR A.M. ETHERIDGE
7 May.:`A probabilistic approach to some explosive semilinear heat equations.'

PROFESSOR P. GRAMBSCH, Minneapolis
14 May.:`Luteinizing hormone pulsatility in depressed women: comparison of data analysis methods.'

PROFESSOR L.N. TREFETHEN 21 May.:`Eigenvalues and card shuffling: the cutoff phenomenon in Markov chains.'

PROFESSOR M. KIMMEL, Rice
28 May. :` Population dynamics coded in DNA: history of growth and migrations of modern humans.'

PROFESSOR E.B. HOOK, Berkeley
4 June.:`Applications of capture--recapture analysis to epidemiology.'

PROFESSOR R. HARTLEY, Keele
11 June.: `Modelling the demand for lottery tickets.'

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Oxford Centre for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

Differential equations and applications seminars

The following seminars will be held on Thursdays. The first meeting will be held at 3 p.m. in the Computing Laboratory Lecture Theatre; subsequent meetings will be held at 5 p.m. in the Common Room, Dartington House. The co-ordinators are J.R. Ockendon, S.D. Howison, and P.D. Howell (telephone: (2)70506).

PROFESSOR A. NEWELL, Warwick
30 Apr.: `Semiconductor lasers and Kolmogorov spectra.' (Differential Equations, Computational Mathematics and Applications joint OCIAM/NA Group Seminar)

PROFESSOR J. NOHEL, ETH, Zurich
7 May: `The dynamics of degenerate reaction–diffusion equations modelling flows of certain non- Newtonian fluids.'

PROFESSOR M.J. WARD, UBC
14 May: `Metastability: analysis and applications.'

PROFESSOR P. BLYTHE, visiting DAMPT, Cambridge
21 May: `Flame paths and the Clarke equation.'

PROFESSOR J.-M. VANDEN-BROECK, Wisconsin
28 May: `Some effects of surface tension on nonlinear free-surface flows.'

DR P. VAINSHTEIN, visiting University College, Dublin
4 June: `Streaming at large Reynolds number and its effects on shear flow, heat transfer, and ignition.'

PROFESSOR A.M. STUART, Stanford
11 June: `Ergodic properties of numerical approximations to Markov chains.'

PROFESSOR L.M. HOCKING, University College, London
18 June: `Spreading in a porous medium.'

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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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Graduate Seminar in Spanish Studies: Lorca Centenary I

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.

E.A. SOUTHWORTH
28 Apr.: `Lorca and theatre architecture' (illustrated).

DR J. LONDON
5 May: `The Fascist Lorca.'

PROFESSOR A. ANDERSON, Michigan
19 May: to be announced.

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Lecture (German studies)

DR N. SAUL, Trinity College, Dublin, will lecture at 2.15 p.m. on Thursday, 21 May, in Room 2, the Taylor Institution.

Conveners: K.F. Hilliard, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in German Literature, and C.J. Wells, MA, University Lecturer in Germanic Philology and Medieval German Literature.

Subject: `Kleist's bodies.'

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

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

Conveners: T.M. Kuhn, MA, and K.J. Leeder, MA, Faculty Lecturers in German.

DR D. CONSTANTINE
30 Apr.: `Brecht's sonnets.'

DR D. MIDGLEY, Cambridge
7 May: `The poet in Berlin: Brecht's city poetry of the later 1920s.'

MRS H. BROWN
14 May: ` "cVom ertrunkenen Mädchen" / "The drowned girl" in Baal and the Hauspostille.'

PROFESSOR R. SPEIRS, Birmingham
21 May: ` "Vom armen bb" / "Of poor bb" and others.'

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MODERN HISTORY

Modern European Jewish History Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 2.30 p.m. on Mondays in the European Studies Centre (70 Woodstock Road), St Antony's College.

DR M. BERKOWITZ, University College, London
27 Apr.: `The Jewish self-image in the west, 1881–1948.'

PROFESSOR D. CESARANI, Institute of Contemporary History and University of Southampton
11 May: `Arthur Koestler and the Jewish Question.'

DR D. FELDMAN, Birkbeck College, London
18 May: `Jews and the state in Britain, 1830–1930.'

E. PEDERSEN
25 May: `German Jewish identity in exile, 1933–45: the case of Henry William Katz.'

DR A. KUSHNER, Southampton
1 June: `Politics and the memory of the Holocaust.'

PROFESSOR M. GALCHINSKY, Millsaps College
8 June: `Engendering liberal Jews: Jewish women in Victorian England.'

DR D. ARIELI-HOROWITZ, Tel Aviv
15 June: `The Jew as "destroyer of culture" in Nazi ideology.'

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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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MUSIC

Lecture-recitals

DR WILLIAM KINDERMAN will give two lecture-recitals on Thursday, 30 April, in the Denis Arnold Hall, the Faculty of Music. The lectures will be open to the public.
4.15 p.m.: `A new chronology for Beethoven's works of the early 1820s.'

8 p.m.: `Beethoven, Thomas Mann, and the mystery of Op. 111.'

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Lecture

PROFESSOR R. SCRUTON will lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Friday, 1 May, in the Denis Arnold Hall, the Faculty of Music, to be followed by a reception, courtesy of the Oxford University Press. The lecture will be open to the public.

Subject: `Criticising pop.'

Note: for details of an opera by Professor Scruton, also to be performed on 1 May, see `Notices' above.

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Master-class

ROSALYN TURECK will give a series of master-classes for pianists and harpsichordists on Tuesdays of first to fifth weeks, and seventh week, of Trinity Term, 2–4 p.m., in the Denis Arnold Hall, the Faculty of Music.

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ORIENTAL STUDIES

DR EMANUELA TREVISAN SEMI, Venice, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 28 April, in St Cross College.

Convener: G. Abramson, MA, Cowley Lecturer in post- Biblical Hebrew.

Subject: `Nostalgia and Levantine Jewish writers.'

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Jewish history and literature in the Graeco-Roman period

The following seminars will be held at 2.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in Wolfson College.

Convener: M.D. Goodman, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Jewish Studies.

DR R. ELIOR, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
28 Apr.: `The priestly origins of hekhalot literature.'

DR J. WEINBERG, Leo Baeck College
5 May: `The concept of the persecuted in Pesikta Rabbati.'

DR B. BITTON-ASHKELONY, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
12 May: `Penitence in monastic literature in late antiquity: Christians and Jews.'

PROFESSOR L. GRABBE, Hull
19 May: `The reality of prophecy in the Second Temple period.'

PROFESSOR P. ALEXANDER, Manchester
26 May: `Community rules—Jewish, Christian, and pagan: the problem of genre and function in the Serek ha- Yahad.'

DR D. FALK
2 June: `Community order in the parabiblical texts at Qumran.'

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PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Theoretical Physics Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Fridays in the Nuclear Physics Lecture Theatre.

Convener: D. Sherrington, MA, Wykeham Professor of Physics.

PROFESSOR A. BRANDENBURG, Newcastle
1 May: `Turbulence and dynamos from the Balbus–Hawley instability.'

DR T. HOLLOWOOD, Swansea
15 May: `Life on the Brane.'

PROFESSOR J.B. PENDRY, Imperial College
29 May: `Quantum friction.'

PROFESSOR W.E. LAMB, Arizona
12 June: `Super-classical quantum mechanics.'

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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 Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory.

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

DR A. HARRISON, Edinburgh
27 Apr.: `Model magnetic materials.'

PROFESSOR R.J.P. WILLIAMS
11 May: `The logical connection between chemistry and biology.'

DR M. HANNON, Warwick
18 May: `Supramolecular assembly using a simple approach; from holes in materials to biomolecular arrays.'

PROFESSOR P. TASKER
1 June: `Co-ordination chemistry at work in the winning and working of metals.'

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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 Lecture Theatre, the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory.

DR M.C. MCCARTHY, Harvard
27 Apr.: `Carbon chains and rings in the laboratory and in space.'

PROFESSOR T.A. MILLER, Ohio State
4 May: `High resolution spectroscopic studies of reactive chemical intermediates and the breaking of their bonds.' (RSC Bourke Lecture)

PROFESSOR M.H. ALEXANDER, Maryland
11 May: `Non adiabaticity in chemical dynamics.'

DR T. COOK, Isis Innovation Ltd.
18 May: ` "Spinning out"—factors to consider when starting a spin-out company.'

DR J. WILDT, Institut fur Chemie der Belasteten Atmosphare, Julich
25 May: `Emissions of volatile organic compounds from plants.'

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Department of Materials: colloquia

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

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

DR J.P. NORTHOVER
30 Apr.: `The life and death of an artefact—application of metallography in archaeology.'

PROFESSOR D. BATCHELOR, Leeds
7 May: `Raman microscopy of polymers: confocal, direct imaging, and scanning near field.' (Interdepartmental Polymer Seminar)

DR J. GREGG
14 May: `The art of hybrid spin electronics.' (Interdepartmental Condensed Matter Seminar)

PROFESSOR A.-M. SASTRY, Michigan
21 May: `Transport, mechanics, and damage tolerance of porous fibrous structures: theory and application.'

PROFESSOR D. PEROVIC, Toronto
28 May: `Control of misfit dislocation formation at semiconductor interfaces.'

DR R. FALSTER, MEMC, USA
4 June: `Defect engineering in silicon substrates for the giga-bit DRAM era.' (Interdepartmental Condensed Matter Seminar)

PROFESSOR M. MCLEAN, Imperial College
11 June: `Anisotropic creep in single crystal superalloys: mechanisms, models, and validation.'

DR K.-L. CHOY, Imperial College
18 June: `Innovative processing of ceramic coatings.'

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Earth Sciences Departmental 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.

DR R. ARMIJO, Institut de Physique de Globe, Paris
27 Apr.: `What can palaeogeodesy tell us about deformation in the Anatolia–Aegean region?'

PROFESSOR A. WINTLE, Aberystwyth
11 May: `Luminescence dating—a brief history of time from a grain of sand.'

DR P. KILLWORTH, Southampton Oceanography Centre
18 May: `What's going on in ocean modelling?'

DR S. RUSSELL, Natural History Museum
1 June: `Early solar system time-scales: evidence from meteorites.'

PROFESSOR J. PARKES, Bristol
8 June: `A deep bacterial biosphere in marine sediments.'

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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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Department of Human Anatomy: research seminars

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

Convener: K.E. Davies, MA, D.Phil., Dr Lee's Professor of Anatomy.

PROFESSOR J. HERBERT, Cambridge
1 May: `The stressed brain: synthesising cell biology, physiology, and behaviour.'

DR S. WILSON, University College, London
8 May: `Regulation of neurogenesis and axon pathway formation in the embryonic zebrafish forebrain.' (Jenkinson Seminar)

DR S. WARD
15 May: `Retinol uptake and production of retinoic acid in mammalian embryos; the nuts and bolts of a morphogenetic signal?'

DR D. WELLS, Imperial College of Medicine, Charing Cross Hospital, London
22 May: `Optimisation of gene transfer into skeletal muscle.'

DR D. ISH-HOROWICZ, ICRF, Mill Hill, London
29 May: `Gradients and clocks: mechanisms of segmentation in flies and vertebrates.' (Jenkinson Seminar)

PROFESSOR C. TICKLE, University College, London
5 June: `Vertebrate limb development—from start to finish.' (Jenkinson Seminar)

MRS R. DEECH, St Anne's
12 June: `Sex, sheep, and ethics.'

DR J. UNEY, Bristol
19 June: `Adenoviral vectors as gene therapy agents and to study the mechanisms underlying excitoxic nerve cell death.'

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Pharmacology and anatomical neuropharmacology seminars

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Lecture Theatre, the Department of Pharmacology.

PROFESSOR A. GEAR, Virginia
28 Apr.: `Blood platelet function: regulation by cyclic nucleotides and fluid shear forces.'

PROFESSOR W.A. LARGE, St George's Hospital Medical School, London
12 May: `Properties and roles of chloride channels in smooth muscle.'

PROFESSOR H. PERRY
19 May: `The regulation of immune mediated inflammation in the brain.'

PROFESSOR A. BROWN, MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio
26 May: `Novel peptide modulators of potassium channels.'

PROFESSOR S. NAHORSKI, Leicester
2 June: `Regulation of metabotropic receptor mediated Ca2+ signalling in model cells.'

DR R. GREENE
9 June: `Electroneuropathology: electrophysiology in models of neuropsychiatric disease.'

DR L.H. CLAPP, University College, London
16 June: `Mechanisms underlying changes in vascular reactivity induced by bacterial endotoxin.'

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PSYCHOLOGICAL STUDIES

Department of Experimental Psychology

The following seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Weiskrantz Room (C.113), the Department of Experimental Psychology.

Conveners: S.D. Iversen, MA, Professor of Psychology, and P.E. Bryant, MA, Watts Professor of Psychology.

PROFESSOR F. FINCHAM, Cardiff
28 Apr.: `Psychology and marriage: a match made in heaven or hell?'

PROFESSOR M. ZIMMERMAN, Heidelberg
5 May: `The pathogenesis of chronic pain: dysregulation of the nervous system from molecular to psychological levels.' (McDonnell–Pew Seminar)

DR P. HARRIS
12 May: `From pretence to fiction.'

PROFESSOR J. AGGLETON, Cardiff
19 May: `Reanalysing the anatomy of amnesia.' (McDonnell–Pew Seminar)

PROFESSOR J. SIEGEL, Delaware
26 May: `Augmenting and reducing of visual evoked potentials in high and low sensation seeking humans, cats, and rats.' (McDonnell–Pew Seminar)

DR A. ROUTTENBERG, Northwestern University, Illinois
2 June: `Enhanced learning and synaptic plasticity in transgenic mouse over-expressing growth protein GAP-43.' (McDonnell–Pew Seminar)

DR J. TEASDALE, Cambridge
9 June: `Mindfulness, self-attention, and the prevention of depression.'

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SOCIAL STUDIES

Issues, alignments, and campaigns: lessons from recent Canadia elections

PROFESSOR R.G.C. JOHNSTON, University of British Columbia, will lecture at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Clay Room, Nuffield College.

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

Tue. 5 May: `The centre cannot hold? Party location and electoral success.'

Thur. 7 May: `How a party system unravels.'

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African Affairs Seminar

Unless otherwise stated, the following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in St Antony's College.

Conveners: W. Beinart, MA, Rhodes Professor of Race Relations, A.R. Mustapha, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in African Politics, and G.P. Williams, MA, M.Phil., University Lecturer (CUF) in Politics.

A. QUAYSON, Cambridge
30 Apr.: `Teaching literature; thinking politics. A note on methods.'

K. MEAGHER, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
7 May: `The Alhazai of modernity: cross-border trade and northern Nigeria.'

DR P.N. KOK, Max Planck Institute
14 May, Oakeshott Room, Lincoln College: `Islam and the nation state in Africa.' (African Studies Lecture)

R. CLINE-COLE, Centre for West African Studies, Birmingham
21 May: `Redefining forestry space: threatened livelihoods and contrasting landscape visions in colonial Northern Nigeria, 1939–50.'

M. GOULDING, Warden of St Antony's
28 May: `Peace-making and peace-keeping in the post- Cold War Africa.'

R. MARSHALL, SOAS
5 June: `Mediating the global and the local in Nigerian Pentecostalism.'

R. WATSON
12 June: `The Cloth of the Field of Gold: material culture and civic politics in colonial Ibadan.'

A. MAMA, Centre for Research and Documentation, Kano
19 June: `Kakhi in the family: women's responses to military authoritarianism in Nigeria.'

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Wine, land, and labour in South Africa (Southern African history and politics)

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in Queen Elizabeth House.

G. WILLIAMS
27 Apr.: `The KWV, the minister, and the champagne.'

L. WOTSHELA
4 May: `Homeland consolidation, settlement planning, and community dynamics in the Northern Ciskei.'

J. EWERT, Stellenbosch
11 May: `Taking a reluctant step into modernity: the changing labour regime in the South African wine industry.'

J. HAMMAN, Centre for Rural Legal Studies, Stellenbosch
18 May: `Harbingers of a new future or islands in an ocean: land reform initiatives in the South African wine industry.'

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Trust and Information

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in the Old Library at All Souls College.

Conveners: M. Bacharach, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Economics, D. Gambetta, MA, Reader in Sociology, and G. Mackie, MA, Junior Research Fellow in Politics, St John's College.

PROFESSOR BACHARACH
30 Apr.: `The problem of trust: a signal-theoretic approach.'

T. YAMAGISHI, Hokkaido University
7 May: `Trust as a form of social intelligence.'

DR MACKIE
14 May: `Marriage conventions and social trust.'

J. ELSTER, Columbia University
Fri. 22 May, 10 a.m.: `Trust and the emotions.'

D. HAUSMAN, University of Wisconsin
28 May: `Incorporating fairness and trust in game theory.'

A. KACELNIK
4 June: `Should you trust your children? Parent-- offspring conflict and signals of need in young birds.'

P. SEABRIGHT, Cambridge
11 June: `Uniforms and whips: reasons to trust.'

DR GAMBETTA
18 June: `Trust in signs.'

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Special seminar

N. RAM, Editor, Frontline, will speak at this special seminar to be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 29 April, in the Hovenden Room, All Souls College.

Conveners: A.C. Stepan, MA, Gladstone Professor of Government, and D.A. Washbrook, MA, D.Phil., Reader in Modern South Asian History.

Subject: `India after the elections.'

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SOCIAL STUDIES, MODERN HISTORY

Economic History Seminar

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

Conveners: P.A. David, MA, Senior Research Fellow, All Souls College, C.H. Feinstein, Chichele Professor of Economic History, J.S. Foreman-Peck, MA, University Lecturer in Economic History, and A. Offer, MA, D.Phil., Reader in Recent Social and Economic History.

B. SANCHEZ ALONSO, San Pablo, Madrid
28 Apr.: `Movers and Stayers: Explaining Regional Emigration from Spain 1880–1914.'

O. GRANT
5 May: `German migration to the United States 1870–1913.'

P. LAINS, Lisbon
12 May: `Portugal's African Empire 1820–1975.'

A. GODLEY, Reading
19 May: `Enterprise and Culture: Jewish Immigrants in London and New York, 1880–1914.'

S.R. EPSTEIN, London School of Economics
26 May: `Craft Guilds, Apprenticeships and Technological Change in Pre-industrial Europe.'

I. PEPELASIS MINOGLOU, Athens
2 June: `Industrialisation and Deindustrialisation in Greece.'

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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.'

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

PROFESOR 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

Transnational communities, diasporas, and globalisation

The following interdisciplinary seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Fridays in the Lecture Room, Christ Church.

Conveners: J.S.K. Ward, B.Litt., MA, Regius Professor of Divinity, and W.M. Morgan, MA, Lecturer in World Religions, Mansfield and Westminster Colleges.

DR S. VERTOVEC
1 May: `Three meanings of diaspora and Hinduism outside India.'

DR G. TER HAAR, Utrecht and Leiden
8 May: `The African religious diaspora in Europe: migration and identity.'

RABBI DR NORMAN SOLOMON
15 May: `The dialectic of universal and particular in modern Judaism.'

PROFESSOR P. CLARKE, King's College, London
22 May: `Japanese Millenarian movements in global perspective.'

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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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THEOLOGY, MODERN HISTORY

Religion in the British Isles 1400–1700 (graduate seminar)

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Seminar Room, Corpus Christi College. Further information may be obtained from Dr Judith Maltby, Corpus Christi College (telephone: Oxford (2)76722, e-mail: judith.maltby@ccc.ox.ac.uk).

DR T. FREEMAN
30 Apr.: `The Devil and John Foxe: the genesis of Puritan exorcism.'

DR C. WALKER, Newcastle, New South Wales
7 May: ` "Our Prayers are dayly offered": Charles II and the Benedictine nuns of Ghent.'

DR A. FORD, Durham
14 May: ` "Making Dead Men Speak": manipulating the memory of Archbishop James Ussher.'

DR J. DAWSON, New College, Edinburgh
21 May: `Clan Campbell and the Scottish Reformation.'

DR C. HOLMES
28 May: `James VI and I, the Church of England, and witchcraft.'

DR V. BAINBRIDGE
4 June: `The Bridgettines of Syon Abbey and major trends in fifteenth and sixteenth century devotion.'

DR C. DURSTON, St Mary's University College, Twickenham
11 June: ` "Setting the Hearts and Quieting the Minds of All Good People": the Major Generals, and the Puritan minorities of Interregnum England.'

DR S. PINCUS, Chicago
18 June: ` "To Protect English Liberties": nationalism and religion in the Revolution of 1668–9.'

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BYZANTINE STUDIES

Byzantine Studies Seminar

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the New Seminar Room, St John's College.

Conveners: E.M. Jeffreys, B.Litt., MA, Bywater and Sotheby Professor of Byzantine and Modern Greek Language and Literature, J.D. Howard-Johnston, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in Byzantine Studies, and M.C. Mundell Mango, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in Byzantine Archaeology and Art.

DR I. BUGAR, Budapest
27 Apr.: `Epiphanius of Salamis: Origenist and Iconoclast?'

R. PALLAS-BROWN
4 May: `East Roman perceptions of the Avars in the mid- and late sixth century.'

DR A. POULTER, Nottingham
11 May: `Defending Constantinople from space.'

D. MILSOM, and others
18 May: Demonstration of work done by the project to computerise the Tchalenko and Creswell Archives.

DR MANGO
25 May: `The Triumphal Avenue of Constantinople.'

PROFESSOR A. CUTLER, Pittsburg
Friday, 5 June: `True and false: recently discovered Byzantine ivories.'

DR MANGO
15 June: `The commercial map of Constantinople.'

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COMPUTING LABORATORY

Programming Research Group

Strachey Lecture

ANTHONY E. SALE, Museums Director, Bletchley Park, will deliver the Strachey Lecture at 4.15 p.m. on Tuesday, 5 May, in the Computing Laboratory Lecture Theatre.

Subject: `World War II code-breaking with the Bombe and the Colossus.'

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DEPARTMENT FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION

Furiae Network

The following lectures will be given at 7 p.m. on Sundays in the Saddler Room, Rewley House.

S. KEWLEY
26 Apr.: `Japan's foreign economic policy to the EU.'

A. AND T. STENHOUSE
17 May: `Impressions of the fifty-three stations of the Tokkaido', with demonstration of Japanese calligraphy.

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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.

Convener: R.H. Hood, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Criminology.

DR L. ZEDNAR
29 Apr.: `The dynamics of security.'

PROFESSOR R. SPARKS, Keele
6 May: `Penal policy in the 1990s.'

P. CAVADINO, Director of Communications, Penal Affairs Consortium, NACRO
13 May: `The new approach to juvenile justice.'

PROFESSOR J. BALDWIN, Birmingham
20 May: `The Crown Prosecution Service: what research has revealed.'

DR B. BOWLING, Cambridge
27 May: `Violent racism.'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR HEBREW AND JEWISH STUDIES

The following public lectures will be held at 8.15 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Common Room, Yarnton Manor.

DR S. WILSON, author of Sigmund Freud
29 Apr.: `Is there an Oedipus Complex?'

DR G. KHAN, Cambridge
6 May: `The rise of Hebrew grammatical thought in the Middle Ages.'

DR A. ARIELI-HOROWITZ, Tel Aviv, P. COCKBURN, The Independent, DR E. HOROWITZ, Bar-Ilan, and PROFESSOR A. SHLAIM
13 May: `Israel's next fifty years: a symposium.'

R. NETTLER, OCHJS, and DR S. TAJI-FAROUKI, Durham
20 May: `Intellectual traditions and modern politics.' (Book launch: Muslim–Jewish Encounters)

DR C. BERLIN, Harvard University Library
27 May: `Hebrew and Yiddish collections in the Harvard College Library.'

DR N. DE LANGE, Cambridge
3 June: `The life and thought of Ignaz Maybaum.' (Louis Jacobs Lecture Series)

PROFESSOR H. SOLOVEITCHIK, Yeshiva University
10 June: `Responsa as an historical source.'

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MUSEUM OF THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE

Collection and comparison in the sciences

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the museum.

DR S. SCHAFFER, Cambridge
29 Apr.: `Collection, curiosity, and Newton's Principia.'

DR M. WINTROUB, Michigan
6 May: `Museum genealogies and rituals of power.'

DR S. MUELLER-WILLE, Max Planck Institute, Berlin
13 May: `Collectors, system-builders and world-wide commerce: the epistemic functions of collection in Linnaean botany.'

PROFESSOR I. PETERSON, Mount Holyoke College
20 May: `King Serfoji's Cabinet of Experimental Science: The German Kunstkammer in eighteenth-century India.'

PROFESSOR M.H. KAUFMAN, Edinburgh
27 May: `The museum collection of the Edinburgh Phrenological Society.'

N. WILDING, European University Institute, Florence
3 June: `The collection and the catalogue: Musaeum Regalis Societatis and Musaeum Kircherianum.'

D. HARLEY
10 June: `The species of disease and the destruction of learned medicine.'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

Lecture

H.E. MR SALMAN HAIDER, High Commissioner of India, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 28 April, in the Centre.

Subject: `Post-election India.'

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History, culture, and politics of the Islamic world

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Centre. DR P. WERBNER, Keele
29 Apr.: `Challenges of citizenship for Muslims in Britain.'

DR S. WRIGHT, Birmingham
6 May: `Participation in pre- and post-revolutionary Iran: a comparative study.'

DR M. WASIM
13 May: `Sectarianism in Pakistan: the Shia–Sunni conflict.'

PROFESSOR I. NETTON, Leeds
20 May: `Indiana Jones and the orientalists' dilemma.'

DR S. VERTOVEC
27 May: `Muslim European youth.'

DR N. LINDISFARNE, SOAS
3 June: `Fencing in Damascus: writing ethnography, writing fiction.'

DR P. DRESCH
10 June: `Sectarianism in Yemen: is there such a thing?'

PROFESSOR N.A. ZAHRA
17 June: `Egyptian memory and Al-Sayyida Zaynab in Cairo.'

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MAISON FRANÇAISE

Lectures

Unless otherwise stated, the following lectures will be given at 5.15 p.m. on the days shown in the Maison Française. For details of the inaugural Besterman Lecture, see above.

LORD JENKINS OF HILLHEAD
Mon. 27 Apr., 8 p.m.: `The idea of Monetary Union: its origins and development' (meeting of the Oxfordshire Branch of the European Movement).

M. BUTOR, writer
Tue. 28 Apr.: `Peinture et écriture.' (Linked to exhibition of original manuscripts, `Vanité au miroir', by Daniel Grasiewicz)

T. HUNKELER, Zurich
Wed. 6 May: `La paille des mots et le grain des choses: stratégies de dévalorisation chez Beckett.'

R. RASHED, CNRS
Mon. 11 May: `Arab science and classical modernity.'
Tue. 12 May: `Descartes entre al-Khayam et Newton.'

PROFESSOR J.-C. COLLIARD, Paris I
Fri. 5 May: `Les quarante ans de la Cinquième République: La Cohabitation—trois expériences.'

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Histoire et littérature (France—Ancien Régime)

The following meetings, organised by the Sub-faculty of French, Wadham College, and the Maison Française, will be held at 5 p.m. on the days shown.

D. RIBARD, Paris III, and A. VIALA
Wed. 13 May, Maison Française: `Fontenelle au carrefour: histoire, philosophie, sciences et littérature.'

N. SHAPIRA, Paris I, and M. BOMBART, Paris III
Thur. 14 May, Keble College: `L'étrange Balzac (Jean-Louis Guez de) et l'histoire.'

C. JOUHAUD, EHESS–Paris, and D. BLOCKER, Rouen
Fri. 15 May: `History and literature: prospects.'

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Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France

This meeting will be held on Friday, 5 June, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., in the Maison Française.

N. MAYER, CNRS: `Nouveaux mouvements sociaux en France: le cas du mouvement anti-Front National.'

S. WATERS, Leeds: `Les nouveaux mouvements sociaux: vers une nouvelle forme de citoyenneté.'

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Other meetings


Fri. 1 May, 2.30 p.m., Maison Française: round table on Montesquieu, to mark the publication by the Voltaire Foundation of Volume I of the Complete Works of Montesquieu.

Sat. 16 May–Sun. 17 May, Maison Française: `Révolution: arts, sciences, politique' (Franco-British colloquium).

Sat. 30 May, Maison Française: `Pratiques et approches: l'histoire des sciences en action' (organised with the Museum of the History of Science).

Sat. 20 June, St Hugh's College: `Psychoanalysis and translation' (organised with Translation Research in Oxford and the European Humanities Research Centre; details from Edith McMorran, St Hugh's, (2)74996, or Sue Robinson, Maison Française, (2)74220).

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NISSAN INSTITUTE OF JAPANESE STUDIES

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Large Lecture Theatre, the Nissan Institute.

PROFESSOR E. HARARI, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
1 May: `Japan, Israel, and their neighbours: towards normal peace?'

PROFESSOR MIYAKO SUDA, Gakushuin University
8 May: `Japan's Big Bang: why now? What effect?'

PROFESSOR K.J. RUFF, Harvard
15 May: `The monarchy of the masses: a theory of the post-war Japanese monarchy.'

PROFESSOR B.-A. SHILLONY, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
22 May: `Divinity and gender: the riddle of the Japanese monarchy.'

S. KEWLEY
29 May: `From crisis to co-operation: the relationship between the EU and Japan from 1965 to the present day.'

DR R. KERSTEN, Sydney
5 June: `Neo-nationalism and the "Liberal School of History".'

DR KWEKU AMPIAH, Stirling
12 June: `In search of heroes: Noguchi Hideo and nation-building in Japan.'

PROFESSOR T.J. PEMPEL, University of Washington, Seattle
19 June: `Structural gaiatsu: international finance and the Japanese political economoy.'

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QUEEN ELIZABETH HOUSE

Seminar in Contemporary South Asia

The following talks will be given at the seminarto be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, 10 June, in the Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House.

Conveners: Dr B. Harriss-White and Dr N. Gooptu.

S. ANANDHI, Indian Social Institute, Bangalore: `Dalits and the discourse of land rights in Tamilnadu.'

K. SEETA PRABHU, Mumbai: `Social sectors during economic reforms: the Indian experience.'

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Seminar in Contemporary South Asia: South Asia Day

This meeting will be held on Friday, 8 May, in the Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House.

Conveners: Dr B. Harriss-White and Dr N. Gooptu.

9 a.m.

S.A. ZAIDI, Karachi: `The failure of local government in Pakistan: is democracy responsible?'

A. NIGAM, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi: `Marxism and the post-colonial world: the long march of a secular doctrine.'

11.15 a.m.

R. CHAKRAVARTY, Sussex: `Globalisation and imaginations of the nation, state, and market: popular music in India.'

D. MEHTA, Delhi: `Circumcision, body, masculinity: ritual wound and sectarian violence.'

2.15 p.m.

I. HIRWAY, Gandhi Labour Institute, Ahmedabad: `Liberalisation and industrialisation in the regional context—a study in India.'

M. SWAMINATHAN, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Bombay: `Economic growth and the persistence of child labour: evidence from an Indian city.'

4.30 p.m.

A. SIDDIQA-AGHA, Military Accountant-General's Department, Pakistan: `Prospects of converting military resources for human development in a militaristic society: a case study of India and Pakistan.'

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Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women

Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in the Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House. Further information may be obtained from the Centre (telephone: (2)73644).

DR A.M. GOETZ, IDS, Sussex
30 Apr.: `Getting institutions right for women in development.'

DR C. AWLL-DAVIES, Swansea
7 May: `Women in management in Wales.'

DR C. CONNAL
14 May: `The Devi and the Bandit Queen: a cross- disciplinary approach to the question of women's roles.'

DR R. CHOWDREY, Jammu University, India
21 May: `The Indian women's movement and gender discourse: emerging tensions and responses.'

DR A. MAMA, Rhodes Visiting Fellow
28 May: to be announced.

E. CARY, New Mexico
4 June: `Cooks, rebels, secretaries, and guerrillas: gender and 1968: Mexico.'

PROFESSOR A. COHEN
11 June: `Politics and the stability of marriage.'

AKIKO ISHIKAWA
18 June: `Japanese marriage and gender roles: investing it with new meanings.'

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Barbara E. Ward Commemorative Lecture

DR M. JASCHOK, Monash University, will deliver the Barbara E. Ward Commemorative Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 20 May, in the Taylor Institution. Further details may be obtained from the Centre (telephone: Oxford (2)73644, fax: (2)736707, e-mail: ccrw@qeh.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `A mosque of one's own—Chinese women, Islam, and sexual equality (nan-nu pingdeng).'

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WELLCOME UNIT FOR THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE

Medicine and the middle class

This day conference, supported by the Wellcome Trust, will be held on Friday, 24 April, in Linacre College. The organiser is Margaret Pelling, and the speakers will be Jonathan Barry, Anne Crowther, Hilary Marland, Ross McKibbin, Margaret Pelling, and Adrian Wilson. Attendance costs £15 (students/unwaged, £7.50). Booking forms may be obtained from the Wellcome Unit, 45–7 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6PE (telephone: Oxford (2)74600, e-mail: wuhmo@wuhmo.ox.ac.uk).

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BRASENOSE COLLEGE

Programme in Hellenic Studies

The following seminars, which have been organised under the co- ordination of Professor Christos Rozakis, Visiting Fellow in Hellenic Studies, will be held at 2.15 p.m. on the days shown in Lecture Room 11, Brasenose College. The general theme of the seminars is: `The development of human rights through the jurisprudence of the European Convention's organs: a study of the case law with regard to south-eastern European states'.

PROFESSOR C. ROZAKIS, Member, European Commission of Human Rights
Mon. 27 Apr.: `The prohibition of torture, inhuman and degrading treatment (Article 3 of the Convention).'

PROFESSOR S. TRECHSEL, President, European Commission of Human Rights
Fri. 8 May: `Protection of the right to life (Article 2 of the Convention).'

(a)PROFESSOR ROZAKIS; (b) PROFESSOR A. FRANGOUDAKI AND PROFESSOR T. DRAGONAS, Athens
Fri. 15 May:
(a) The case law.
(b) `A case study of the educational system applying to the Muslim minority in Greece.'

DR S. STAVROS, Legal Officer, European Commission of Human Rights Mon. 1 June: `Freedom of religion and conscience (Article 9 of the Convention).'

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Tanner Lectures on Human Values 1998

What money can't buy: the moral limits of markets

MICHAEL SANDEL, Harvard, will deliver the Tanner Lectures on Human Values at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Examination Schools.
Mon. 11 May: `Commodification, commercialisation, and privatisation.'

Tue. 12 May: `Markets, morals, and the public sphere.'

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EXETER COLLEGE

Marett Memorial Lecture

RUTH PADEL will deliver the Marett Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 1 May, in the Saskatchewan Lecture Room, Exeter College.

Subject: `How myth uses us: Greek "Guyville" and women's rock music.'

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GREEN COLLEGE

International Community Health Partnership Seminar: Research and the developing world—what kind of research is needed?

This seminar will be held on Thursday, 30 April, 2–5 p.m., in the college.

DR H. WRIGHT, Oxford Forestry Institute: `Participatory research—involving the local people.'

MR P. WIFFIN, Regional Pharmaceutical Adviser, Oxford: `Doing the homework—finding the evidence.'

MR J. CHURCH, orthopaedic surgeon, Oxford: `Maggots in medicine—showing they are acceptable to the developed world.'

DR L. DULEY, obstetric epidemiologist, Oxford: `Gaining experience together—multicentre trials.'

DR P. BACON, Oxford Forestry Institute: `Working together—involving host country institutions.'

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Alan Emery Lecture

PROFESSOR V. DUBOWITZ, Emeritus Professor of Paediatrics, University of London, will deliver the Alan Emery Lecture at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, 20 May, in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

Subject: `The floppy infant: from the cradle to the genes.'

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LADY MARGARET HALL

Medico-Legal ethics

SUZELLE SMITH and DON HOWARTH, Senior Partners in Los Angeles law firm Howarth & Smith, will lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 6 May, in the Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret Hall. Ms Smith and Mr Howard will be joined in the programme by Professor A.E. Dick Howard, Professor of Law, University of Virginia, and Mrs Ruth Deech, Principal, St Anne's College. Those wishing to attend are asked to contact Elizabeth Jubb (telephone: Oxford (2)74302, e- mail: liz.jubb@lmh.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `The consequences of implied and denied consent.'

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MANSFIELD COLLEGE

Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Council Room, Mansfield College. Further information may be obtained from the Administrator, OCEES, Mansfield College, Oxford OX1 3TF (telephone and fax: Oxford (2)70886, e-mail: ocees@mansf.ox.ac.uk).

J. MASON, author, An Unnatural Order and Animal Factories; activist and attorney
28 Apr: `The animal powers and some repercussions of domestication.'

THE REVD JONATHAN CLATWORTHY, Vicar of Denstone and Manchester University
5 May: `Theology and the value of the world.'

(first of three seminars on Ecology and Theology)

R. ATTFIELD, Cardiff
12 May: `Environmental sensitivity and the critiques of stewardship.' (second of three seminars on Ecology and Theology)

I. BRADLEY, Aberdeen
19 May: `God is Green—or is He? Thoughts on Christianity, the churches, and the environment.' (last of three seminars on Ecology and Theology)

C. RODGERS, Aberystwyth
2 June: `Legal mechanisms for promoting nature conservation in the countryside.'

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PEMBROKE COLLEGE

Blackstone Lecture

LORD NOLAN will deliver the twenty-second Blackstone Lecture at 11.30 a.m. on Saturday, 16 May, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

Subject: `Government, ethics, and the law.'

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Public lecture

PROFESSOR F. LENGER, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, will deliver a public lecture at 8.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 12 May, in the New Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College

Subject: `Unwelcome traditions: the debate about the "Völkish" roots of social history in Germany.'

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Centre for Indian Studies

Gender in South Asia

This one-day workshop will be held on Friday, 22 May, in Queen Elizabeth House. Those who require lunch and refreshments during the workshop are asked to contact Mrs C. Dobree, from whom further information may be obtained. (telephone: Oxford (2)74559, e-mail: asian@sant.ox.ac.uk).

Conveners: Professor Judith Brown, Nandini Gooptu.


Session I, 9–10.30 a.m.: Historiography and narratives

R. O'HANLON, Cambridge: `Approaches to the study of gender in pre-colonial India.'

P. MUKTA, Warwick: `Narratives of poverty.'

Session II, 10.45 a.m.–1 p.m.: Politics

P. JEFFERY, Edinburgh: `Feminist agendas and women's activism in South Asia.'

S. THAPAR, Warwick: `The domestication of the public sphere and politicisation of the domestic sphere.'

R.S. RAJAN: `In India: women, citizenship, and the crisis of the state.'

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Session III: Identities

J. LIDDLE, Warwick: `Feminist orientalism and the Indian woman: linking the historical to the contemporary.'

S. ANSARI, Royal Holloway College, London: `Gender, partition, and Pakistan.'

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Session IV, 3.35–5 p.m.: Bodies (To be followed by general discussion, 5–5.30 p.m.)

S. ANANDHI: `Reproductive bodies and regulated sexuality: birth control debates in colonian Tamilnadu.'

M. THAPAN, Delhi: `The body in the mirror: women and representation in contemporary India.'

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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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TRINITY COLLEGE

Richard Hillary Memorial Lecture

P.D. JAMES will deliver the Richard Hillary Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 13 May, in the St Cross Building.

Subject: `Mystery and mayhem: the craft of the detective story.'

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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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REGENT'S PARK COLLEGE

Centre for the Study of Christianity and Culture

Unless otherwise indicated, the following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on the days shown in Regent's Park College. Further information may be obtained from Alan Kreider, Regent's Park College, Oxford OX1 2LB

(telephone: Oxford 288140 fax: 288121, e-mail: alan.kreider@regents.ox.ac.uk).

A. BRADSHAW, Royal College of Nursing
Thur. 30 Apr.: `The virtue of nursing: the covenant of care.'

C. TREVETT, Cardiff
Wed. 6 May: `Creating and using the "heretical" woman: Firmilian's female ecstatic.'

N. WOOD
Wed. 20 May: `Inculturating Christianity in post-modern Britain.'

D. FRIESEN, Bethel College, Kansas
Wed. 27 May: `Artisans, citizens, philosophers: singing God's song in a foreign land as a model for a theology of culture.'

M. ELLIS, Harvard
Thur. 28 May, 4 p.m.: `Unholy alliance: religion and atrocity in our time.'

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FRIENDS OF THE BODLEIAN

The following thirty-minute lectures will be given at 1 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Cecil Jackson Room, the Sheldonian Theatre. All are invited.

Sandwiches and wine will be served after the lectures at a cost of £2.50 per person, for which bookings should be made in advance with Mrs P.M. Sturgis, Membership Secretary, Friends of the Bodleian, Bodleian Library, Oxford OX1 3BG (telephone: Oxford (2)77234).

R. CARR
29 Apr.: `The Brotherton Collection: "in trust for the nation".'

C. FRANKLIN
13 May: `The Bowdlers and their family Shakespeare.'

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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. A buffet lunch will be available from 12.30 p.m. Those wishing 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 Apr.: Introduction and overview.

DR B. BARNETT, Vice-President, Paul G. Allen Virtual Educational Foundation, Washington, USA
7 May: `Virtual learning.'

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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