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INAUGURAL LECTURE

Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity

THE REVD CANON PROFESSOR JOHN WEBSTER will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 28 October, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Theological theology.'

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ROMANES LECTURE 1997

MRS MARY ROBINSON, DCL, former President of Ireland, now UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, will deliver the Romanes Lecture for 1997 at 5.45 p.m. on Tuesday, 11 November, in the Sheldonian Theatre. In her first major address since her appointment, Mrs Robinson will speak on the subject of Human Rights.

Admission will be ticket only. Tickets are available from the Sheldonian Theatre (open Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.–12 noon).

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JAMES FORD SPECIAL LECTURE IN BRITISH HISTORY

PROFESSOR A. BLAIR WORDEN, Professor of History, University of Sussex, will deliver a James Ford Special Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 7 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `John Milton and Oliver Cromwell.'

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CLARENDON LECTURES IN ECONOMICS 1997

Incentives and the political economy of regulation

PROFESSOR J.-J. LAFFONT, Toulouse, will deliver the Clarendon Lectures in Economics at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Gulbenkian Theatre, the St Cross Building.

Tue. 28 Oct.: `Inflexible rules against political discretion.'

Wed. 29 Oct.: `Optimising the structure of regulation.'

Thur. 30 Oct.: `Regulation and interest groups.'

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CLARENDON LECTURES IN ENGLISH 1997

Objects lost and found: psychoanalysis and the scene of reading

PROFESSOR MARY JACOBUS, John Wendell Anderson Professor of English, Cornell University, will deliver the Clarendon Lectures in English at 5 p.m. on the following days in the English Faculty, Lecture Theatre 2, the St Cross Building.

Thur. 23 Oct.: `A whole world in your head: reading the landscape of absence.'

Tue. 28 Oct.: `White skin, black masks: reading with different eyes.'

Thur. 30 Oct.: `Border crossings: traumatic reading and the Holocaust memoirs.'

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MCCALLUM LECTURE

DR DAVID BUTLER, Emeritus Fellow, Nuffield College, will deliver the McCallum Lecture at 11.30 a.m. on Saturday, 1 November, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

Subject: `Elections and elections—McCallum's legacy.'

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SIR ISAIAH BERLIN VISITING SCHOLAR IN ITALIAN STUDIES

PROFESSOR LUCIA TONGIORGI TOMASI, the Sir Isaiah Berlin Visiting Scholar in Italian Studies 1997–8, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Headley Lecture Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum.

29 Oct.: `Image and nature: some reflections on the genre of naturalistic illustration in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.'

5 Nov.: `Landscape and botanical images by a sixteenth-century Italian "dilettante": the illustrated manuscripts of Gherardo Cibo in the British Library.'

12 Nov.: `The "pale" of the Accademia dell Crusca. Literature, the visual arts, and symbolism in sixteenth- and seventeenth- century Florence.'

19 Nov.: ` "Flora overo figura di fiori": floral themes and floral iconology in the first half of the seventeenth century.'

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CLINICAL MEDICINE AND PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

DR M. CARROLL, Harvard Medical School, will give a seminar at 4 p.m. on Monday, 1 December, in the Lecture Theatre, the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology.

Convener: S. Gordon, MA, Glaxo Professor of Cellular Pathology.

Subject: `Regulation of natural and adaptive immunity by complement.'

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LAW AND CENTRE FOR THE ADVANCED STUDY OF EUROPEAN AND COMPARATIVE LAW

M. JACQUES DELORS, former President, the European Commission, will lecture in English at 5 p.m. on Monday, 27 October, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building. Mr Vice-Chancellor will be present.

Subject: `Building Europe: the institutional dimension.'

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MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

Mathematical biology and ecology seminars

The following seminars will be given at 2.30 p.m. on Fridays in Lecture Room 3, the Mathematical Institute.

Convener: P.K. Maini, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in Mathematical Biology.

PROFESSOR G. PALLOTTI, Bologna
24 Oct.: `Biomechanics of vessels: theoretical approach and clinical application.'

DR J. DALLON, Warwick
14 Nov.: `Spiral waves in slime mould.'

DR J. SHERRATT, Warwick
28 Nov. `Cancer modelling and clinical applications.'

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MODERN HISTORY, ORIENTAL STUDIES, AND ANTHROPOLOGY AND GEOGRAPHY

Comparative Islamisation in Indonesia and the Malay world

PROFESSOR W.R. ROFF, Edinburgh, will give a seminar at 2.15 p.m. on Thursday, 30 October, in the Old Bursary, Trinity College.

Conveners: P.B.R. Carey, University Lecturer (CUF) in Modern History, and D. Parkin, Professor of Social Anthropology.

Subject: `Patterns of Islamisation in Malaysia (and Indonesia), 1897–1997: exemplars, institutions, and vectors.'

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ORIENTAL STUDIES

Medieval Studies Seminar

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

The seminars will be given in weeks 2–6, and not weeks 2–7 as stated in the Michaelmas Term Lecture List.

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

N. JAMIL
28 Oct.: `Playing for time: Maysir-gambling in early Arabic poetry.'

PROFESSOR R. THOMSON
4 Nov.: `Armenians and Muslims in the Lawcode of Mekhitar Gosh (twelfth century).'

PROFESSOR M. MANGO
11 Nov.: `II Anderin-Androna: a large late antique/Umayyad? settlement in central Syria.'

PROFESSOR R. MURPHEY, Birmingham
18 Nov.: `Heroes and anti-heroes of popular versus courtly Ottoman history writing.'

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PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Materials Modelling Laboratory Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 1.15 p.m. on Fridays in Lecture Room 7, the Engineering and Technology Building.

Conveners: D.G. Pettifor, MA, Isaac Wolfson Professor of Metallurgy, and P.S. Grant, D.Phil., Research Fellow, the Department of Materials.

DR H.-S. KIM
24 Oct.: `Modelling of plasticity in porous materials.'

R. ZUGIC
31 Oct.: `Modelling lubrication of magnetic disk drives with PFPE molecules.'

PROFESSOR H.M. FLOWER, Imperial College
7 Nov.: `Processing and properties of cast Al MMCs.'

PROFESSOR R.C. POND, Liverpool
14 Nov.: `Theory and simulation of interfacial structure and defects.'

H. DAVIES, NPL
21 Nov.: `Modelling of phase equilibria with MTDATA.'

DR G. GOLDBECK-WOOD, Cambridge
28 Nov.: `Polymer mesoscale modelling.' (Interdepartmental Polymer Seminar)

PROFESSOR A.P. SUTTON
5 Dec.: `Dislocations in silicon: the controversy never dies.' (In assocation with OCIAM)

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Interdepartmental Polymer Seminars

The following seminars will be given at the times shown.

Convener: C.P. Buckley, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in Engineering Science.

DR R. CAMERON, Cambridge, will give a seminar at 2.15 p.m. on Thursday, 23 October, in the Hume Rothery Lecture Theatre, the Department of Materials.
Subject: `Morphological aspects of biodegradable polymers.'

PROFESSOR R. CRAWFORD, Queen's University, will give a seminar at 4.15 p.m. on Tuesday, 11 November, in Lecture Room 3, the Thom Building (sixth floor), the Department of Engineering Science.
Subject: `Improving the technology of the rotational moulding of plastics.'

PROFESSOR V. GIBSON, Imperial College, will give a seminar at 4 p.m. on Thursday, 13 November, in the Lecture Theatre, the Dyson Perrins Laboratory.
Subject: `Advances in transition metal catalysed polymerisation.'

DR G. GOLDBECK-WOOD, Cambridge, will give a seminar at 1.15 p.m. on Friday, 28 November, in Lecture Room 7, the Engineering and Technology Building (Department of Materials).
Subject: `Polymer mesoscale modelling.'

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Theoretical Particle Physics Seminars

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

Conveners: I.I. Kogan, MA, University Lecturer in Physics, and S. Sarkar (Ph.D. Bombay), Research Fellow, Wolfson College.

S. THOMAS, Queen Mary and Westfield College, London
24 Oct.: `M-theory: Gaugino condensation and supersymmetry breaking.'

K.A. TER-MARTIROSYAN, ITEP, Moscow
7 Nov.: `Supergravity model building.'

M. JOYCE, Trinity College, Dublin
21 Nov.: `Post-inflationary cosmology with an exponential scalar field.'

E. RABINOVICI, Hebrew University, Jerusalem
5 Dec.: `Seiberg–Witten duality.'

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Dyson Perrins Colloquia in association with the Maison Française

PROFESSOR P. POTIER, Institut de Chimie des Substances Naturelles du CNRS, Gif sur Yvette, France, will lecture at 4 p.m. on Monday, 17 November, in the Lecture Theatre, the Dyson Perrins Laboratory.

Subject: `Nature—an inexhaustible source of drugs.'

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Civil Engineering Colloquia

The following colloquia will be held at 2 p.m. on Fridays in the Engineering and Technology Building. The meeting on 28 November will take place in the Jenkin Conference Room; other meetings will take place in Lecture Room 8.

Visitors from outside Oxford are advised to telephone Oxford (2)73162 prior to travelling to confirm the details and to arrange a parking permit.

PROFESSOR W.G. HARVEY, Exeter University
24 Oct.: `Some lessons from a student design and build project—the sixty-metre-span GRP Linksleader Footbridge.'

N. WOODWARD
31 Oct.: `Protection of buried structures from underground explosions.'

B.W. BYRNE
7 Nov.: `Driven pipe piles—a few experiences.'

DR P. BROUGHTON, Phillips Petroleum Company, Norway
14 Nov.: `Engineering challenges of Ekofisk—the first North Sea oilfield.'

DR P.H. TAYLOR
21 Nov.: `Steep water waves—accurate kinematics, the Creamer transform, and why Stokes expansions break down.'

DR M.S. WILLIAMS and DR A. BLAKEBOROUGH
28 Nov.: `The structural dynamics laboratory.'

PROFESSOR T. KOUMOTO, Saga University, Japan
5 Dec.: `Theory and practice of fall cone tests.'

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PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Lecture

DR ALBERTO R. KORNBLIHTT, Buenos Aires, will lecture at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, 5 November, in the Lecture Theatre, the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology.

Convener: N.J. Proudfoot, MA, Professor of Experimental Pathology.

Subject: `Coupling between transcription and alternative mRNA splicing in the fibronectin gene.'

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Pharmacology and anatomical pharmacology seminars

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

PROFESSOR V. SORRENTINO, DIBIT, Milan
28 Oct.: `The type 3 ryanodine receptor: from molecular biology to physiology.'

DR J. BELL, Edinburgh
4 Nov.: `The neuropathology of AIDS.'

DR P. REDGRAVE, Sheffield
11 Nov.: `The basal ganglia: a neural architecture for conflict resolution.'

DR R. MARTIN, Edinburgh
18 Nov.: `Ion channels, nematodes, and antihelminthics: after a puncture you'd need a patch.'

PROFESSOR A.D. SMITH
25 Nov.: `Homocysteine as a risk factor for Alzheimer's disease modifiable by diet.'

DR S. BETMOUNI
2 Dec.: `Prion diseases: a clinical and experimental appraisal.'

DR R. DOCHERTY, London
9 Dec.: `Cellular mechanisms of capsaicin desensitisation.'

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Speaker event

The following lectures will be given at 4.30 p.m. on Saturday, 15 November, in the University Museum of Natural History. This speaker event is organised by the Balliol College Medical Society.

SIR ANDREW HUXLEY: `Foresight and hindsight in science.'

PROFESSOR S. GREENFIELD: `Consciousness.'

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THEOLOGY

Ian Ramsey Centre

Theology and science seminars

The following seminars will be held at 8.15 for 8.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Hood Room, St Cross College.

DR M. YEE
16 Oct.: `Principles of knowing in science, humanities, and theology.'

SIR JOHN HOUGHTON, FRS, Chairman, Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution
30 Oct.: `The environment: a challenge to scientists and Christians.'

DR A. PEACOCKE
13 Nov.: `Evolution—how is it to be interpreted?'

PROFESSOR K. WARD
27 Nov.: `The God of physics and the God of Abraham: which one created the universe?'

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THEOLOGY, ORIENTAL STUDIES

Liturgies of Death

The following seminars will be held at 8.15 p.m. on Wednesdays in St Theosevia House, 2 Canterbury Road.

Conveners: K.T. Ware, MA, D.Phil., Spalding Lecturer in Eastern Orthodox Studies, and S.P. Brock, MA, D.Phil., Reader in Syriac Studies.

DR N. SOLOMON
29 Oct.: `The Jewish tradition.'

BISHOP BASIL OSBORNE
5 Nov.: `The Russian Orthodox tradition.'

DR B. MUSTAFA
12 Nov.: `The Muslim tradition.'

THE VERY REVD DR J. FARRELL, OP
19 Nov.: `The Roman Catholic tradition.'

DR BROCK
26 Nov.: `The Syrian Orthodox and Church of the East traditions.'

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WELLCOME UNIT FOR THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE

Conversations exploring aspects of oral history research

Conversations with the following speakers will be held at 12.45 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Wellcome Unit.

MEGAN VAUGHAN, Nuffield College
5 Nov.: Oral history in Africa.

JOANNA BORNAT, Open University
19 Nov.: The relationship between reminiscence and oral history.

REBECCA ABRAHMS, Nuffield College
3 Dec.: The lives of élite women (based on her book Woman in a Man's World).

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CENTRE FOR LINGUISTICS AND PHILOLOGY

General Linguistics Graduate Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 4.45 p.m. on Fridays in the Ground Floor Lecture Room, 47 Wellington Square.

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

PROFESSOR HIGGINBOTHAM
24 Oct.: `Location and causation.'

DR D. WILLIS
31 Oct.: ` "A"-dependencies in Welsh.'

F. LIN
7 Nov.: `Jespersen, Skinner, and Chomsky on language.'

DR A. SPENCER, Essex
14 Nov.: `On the structure of the lexeme.'

DR D. BROWN, Surrey
21 Nov.: `Russian nominal morphology and the place of minor case.'

MS P. PROBERT
28 Nov.: To be announced.

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SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT STUDIES

Interdepartmental Finance Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 12.30 p.m. on Mondays in the Seminar Room, School of Management Studies, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

Conveners: A. Ljungqvist, H. Shin, and P. Willmott.

S. BHATTARCHARYA, LSE
27 Oct.: `Financial intermediation v. stock market in an intertemporal model.'

N. JOHNSON
3 Nov.: `Physics in finance: financial markets as complex dynamical systems.'

O. HANSCH, Birkbeck College, London
10 Nov.: `Preferencing, internalisation, best execution, and dealer profits.'

H. AHN
17 Nov.: `Optimal hedging strategies for mis-specified asset price models.'

N. NYBORG, London Business School
24 Nov.: `Bidder behaviour in multiple unit auctions: evidence from Swedish Treasury auctions.'

R. NUTTALL
1 Dec.: `Empirical study of the effect of the threat of takeover on UK company performance.'

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Other finance seminars

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in Nuffield College.

B. BIAIS
24 Oct.: To be announced.

J. CABALLE
7 Nov.: To be announced.

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QUEEN ELIZABETH HOUSE

Refugee Studies Programme

Seminars on Forced Migration

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House. Enquiries should be directed to the Education Unit, the Refugee Studies Programme (telephone: Oxford (2)70723, fax: (2)70721, e-mail: rsp@qeh.ox.ac.uk).

DR R. CRISP
29 Oct.: `Conceptions of well-being and human flourishing.'

DR D. RODIN
5 Nov.: `Self defence and state defence.'

DR D. MILLER
19 Nov.: `Liberalism and social justice.'

DR K. NABULSI
26 Nov.: `Killings and just wars.'

PROFESSOR A. MONTEFIORE
3 Dec.: `Neutrality and conflict resolution.'

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Annual Human Rights Lecture 1997

THE HON. FLORA MACDONALD will deliver the 1997 Human Rights Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 12 November, in the Examination Schools (East School). The meeting will be chaired by Sir Marrack Goulding.

Subject: `Refugee crisis in the Great Lakes: have any lessons been learned?'

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Foundation Course

The following courses will be given at the times shown in Queen Elizabeth House.

DR B. HARRELL-BOND
Mon. 10 a.m.–12 noon, Blackhall Seminar Room: `Introduction to the study of forced migration.'

MS N. MOLE
Mon. 2–4 p.m., Blackhall Seminar Room: `International legal order, human rights, and forced migration.'

SR M. LOUGHRY
Tue. 10 a.m.–12 noon, Blackhall Seminar Room: `The experience of forced migration from a cross-cultural perspective.'

DR D. CHATTY
Wed. 2–4 p.m., Library Wing Seminar Room: `Research methods—Course I.'

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INSTITUTE OF VIROLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY

The following seminars will be held at 4 p.m. on Fridays in the Institute Seminar Room. A joint seminar with the Department of Zoology will be held on 6 November.

DR W. BARCLAY, Reading
7 Nov.: `Reverse genetics with influenza virus.'

DR A. O'DONNELL, Newcastle
14 Nov.: To be announced.

DR C. BOSTOCK, Compton Laboratory
21 Nov.: `Strains and host genes in BSE and scrapie.'

DR S. ALBON, NERC Institute of Terrestrial Ecology, Banchory
26 Nov.: `Parameters and the population regulation of reindeer.'

PROFESSOR P. LILJESTROM, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm
28 Nov.: `Self-replicating suicidal DNA/RNA vaccines.'

DR P. BRITTON, Compton Laboratory
12 Dec.: `Coronavirus RNA vectors for expression of genes and recombination.'

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ALL SOULS COLLEGE

Inaugural Neill Lecture

THE RT. HON. THE LORD WOOLF, Master of the Rolls, will deliver the inaugural Neill Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 6 November, in the Old Library, All Souls College.

Subject: `Judicial review: the tensions between the judiciary and the executive.'

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EXETER COLLEGE

Cut the connection? Church and State in England today

A discussion/debate on this topic will be held at 3.45 p.m. on Sunday, 2 November, in the chaplain's rooms, Exeter College (9:8). The speakers will be the Rt Revd Colin Buchanan, Bishop of Woolwich, the most prominent Anglican opponent of the Establishment of the Church of England, and (responding) the Rt Revd Richard Harries, Bishop of Oxford. There will also be a comment from a Roman Catholic perspective from Margaret Hebblethwaite of The Tablet. All are welcome to attend.

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GREEN COLLEGE

Brian Walker Lecture on Environment and Development 1997

DR M.S. SWAMINATHAN, Chairman, the M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation, will deliver the Brian Walker Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 6 November, in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

Subject: `Poverty, gender inequity, environment degradation, and our common future.'

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Radcliffe Lecture 1997

THE HON. DR STAN MUDENGE, Foreign Minister of Zimbabwe, will deliver the Radcliffe Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 13 November, in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

Subject: `Prospects for southern Africa in the twenty-first century.'

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LADY MARGARET HALL

Canada Seminars

STANLEY H. HARTT, Chairman, Salomon Brothers, Canada, will give a seminar at 5.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 5 November, in Lady Margaret Hall. Further information may be obtained from Mrs Ruth Martin (telephone: Oxford (2)74302, e-mail: ruth.martin@lmh.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `The origins of the separatist movement in Quebec and the outlook for Canadian unity.'

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ST ANNE'S COLLEGE

Hoskins Lecture

DR J. BARRY, University of Exeter, will deliver the Hoskins Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 18 November, in the Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's College.

The annual lecture, on some aspect of local history, has been generously endowed by the late Mrs Jean Duffield.

Subject: `Transport: the parish in danger? Challenges and responses in England c.1640–1800.'

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Asian Studies Centre

Seminars

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

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

DR P. CAREY
28 Oct.: `The human rights debate in contemporary south-east Asia.'

PROFESSOR R. SMITH, SOAS
4 Nov.: `Visions of the future: east Asia in 1943 and 1993.' (Huang Hsing Foundation Distinguished Lecture in Asian Studies)

DR A. SINGH, LSE
18 Nov.: `Is there an Asian identity? The case of India and Asia.'

SIR DONALD TSANG, Financial Secretary, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
25 Nov.: `Hong Kong's future as a Chinese Special Administrative Region.'

JOSE RAMOS HORTA, Nobel Peace Prize winner
2 Dec.: `East Timor and the struggle for human rights, democracy, and the rule of law in the Asia Pacific.'

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ST CROSS COLLEGE

St Cross Visiting Fellow Lecture

PROFESSOR BEN PIMLOTT, Birkbeck College, London, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 18 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Is biography history?'

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ST EDMUND HALL

A.B. Emden Lecture 1997

DR JEREMY CATTO will deliver the A.B. Emden Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 4 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `The triumph of the hall in fifteenth-century Oxford.'

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WOLFSON COLLEGE

Annual Ronald Syme Lecture

PROFESSOR STEPHEN MITCHELL, Swansea, will deliver the annual Ronald Syme Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 6 November, in the Hall, Wolfson College. The lecture will be open to the public.

Subject: `Jews, Christians, and the Roman aristocracy in the first century AD.'

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

Conversos, the Church, and martyrdom in late medieval Spain: historical and literary perspectives

Corrigendum

This colloquium will be held in the Buttery, Wolfson College, on Thursday, 27 November, 2.30–6 p.m. All are welcome.

The date of the meeting was incorrectly given as 28 November in the Gazette of 9 October (p. 138).

Conveners: Dr Daniel Frank and Dr Adena Tanenbaum.

DR J. EDWARDS
2.30 p.m.: `Ritual murder in the Spanish "Golden Age": Lope de Vega's Holy Innocent Child of La Guardia.'

PROFESSOR M. BODIAN, Michigan
3.30 p.m.: `Death at the stake: interpreting martyrdom within the converso diaspora in the seventeenth century.'

DR A. LAPPIN, Manchester
5 p.m.: `Attributes of Jewishness in sixteenth-century Iberian theatre.'

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CAMPION HALL

Martin D'Arcy Special Lecture

PROFESSOR R. GIRARD, Stanford, will deliver a Martin D'Arcy Special Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 5 November, in the Examination Schools. All are welcome.

Subject: `Violence, victims, and Christianity.'

Professor Girard will deliver a second lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Thursday, 6 November, in the Maison Française.

Subject: ` "Poor sacrifices of our enmity": love and violence in Romeo and Juliet.'

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OXFORD NUTRITION GROUP

The following talks will be given at the annual meeting of the Oxford Nutrition Group, to be held from 9.30 a.m. on Monday, 3 November, in the University Research Centre, Oxford Brookes University. The talks will be followed by a discussion period at 3 p.m.

Those with an interest in any branch of nutrition are invited to attend.

Further information may be obtained from one of the organisers: Dr Keith Frayn, Reader in Lipid Metabolism (e-mail: keith.frayn@oxlip.ox.ac.uk), or Professor Jeya Henry, Oxford Brookes University (e-mail: jhenry@brookes.ox.ac.uk).

DR A. GHUSAIN-CHOUEIRI, Oxford Brookes
9.45 a.m.: `New concepts in energy metabolism: the P-ratio and its significance.'

DR A. OGILVY-STUART
10.15 a.m.: `Relationships between growth hormone, insulin, and feeds in the newborn period.'

DR R. CLARKE
11.15 a.m.: `Folic acid and disease assocations: implications for prevention.'

DR L. CASTELL
11.45 a.m.: `Glutamine feeding in humans.'

DR L. FILLION, Oxford Brookes
2 p.m.: `Towards the low-fat chip...'

DR K. MICHELMORE
2.30 p.m.: `The Oxfemme Study.'

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