Lectures

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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. The subject of the lecture will be announced later.

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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CARLYLE LECTURES 1997

Before God died: enlightenment, revolution, and the genesis of the socialist Utopia

PROFESSOR GARETH STEDMAN JONES, King's College, Cambridge, will deliver the Carlyle Lectures at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Examination Schools.

A seminar for discussion of the lectures will be held on Tuesdays (weeks 1–6), at 11 a.m., in the Trevor Roper Room, the Modern History Building.

13 Oct.: `1989–1789: a new history of the rise and fall of the socialist Utopia'.

20 Oct.: ` "How to end the Revolution?": dechristianisation, the search for a new "spiritual power" and the genesis of "socialism" in France'.

27 Oct.: `Millennium and Enlightenment: Robert Owen's "Second Coming of the Truth" '.

3 Nov.: `Science and providence: the cosmology of socialism from Fourier to Engels'.

10 Nov.: ` "All shall work": Saint-Simon and the critique of political economy'.

17 Nov.: `The invention of socialist politics: the strange marriage of "spiritual power" and the ancient republicanism'.

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ZAHAROFF LECTURE 1997

PROFESSOR P. BROOKS, Yale, will deliver the Zaharoff Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 13 November, in the Taylor Institution.

Subject: `History painting and narrative---Delacroix's Moments.'

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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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ISAIAH BERLIN VISITING PROFESSOR IN THE HISTORY OF IDEAS

PROFESSOR J.G.A. POCOCK, Sir Isaiah Berlin Visiting Professor in the History of Ideas 1997–8, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursdays of weeks 1–6 of Michaelmas Term, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `The politics of history and the English Englightenment.'

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NELLIE WALLACE LECTURES 1997–8

PROFESSOR ALESSANDRO BARCHIESI, University of Verona, will deliver the Nellie Wallace Lectures 1997–8 during Trinity Term 1998, on dates to be announced later.

This replaces the notice published in Gazette, Vol. 127, p. 14 (26 September 1996), which stated that the lectures would be given by Professor Gian B. Conté.

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DAVID OPPENHEIMER MEMORIAL LECTURE 1997

PROFESSOR GEORGE WELLS, Emeritus Professor of German, Birkbeck College, London, will deliver the sixth David Oppenheimer Memorial Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Saturday, 11 October, in the Old Library, the University Church.

The lecture will be followed by a concert at 7.30 p.m. in the University Church which will include the first performance of a piece of music composed by David Oppenheimer, together with works by Copland, Britten, and Poulenc.

Subject: `The origin of language.'

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MAURICE LUBBOCK LECTURE IN MANAGEMENT STUDIES 1997

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

Subject: `The strategic development of Rover.'

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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 Radcliffe Infirmary. The 17 October lecture will be held in the Witts Lecture Theatre; the following two lectures will be held in the ASC Lecture Theatre.

DR G. LENNOX, Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham
17 Oct.: `Blind men, elephants, and the jungle of neurodegenerative disease?'

DR R. ROBERTS, Dundee Royal Infirmary
28 Nov.: `Towards management guidelines in epilepsy.'

DR P. RUDGE, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
12 Dec.: `Multiple sclerosis: old and new therapies.'

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University Department of Cellular Science: haematology seminars

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

DR K. KNOX
14 Oct.: `Regulation of ICE-family cysteine protease activity and substrate cleavage during apoptosis in B lymphocytes.' (Postponed from 29 April)

A member of the Department of Haematology

21 Oct.: case presentation.

DR K. MILLS, Wales
28 Oct.: `Molecules and models in chronic myeloid leukaemia.'

DR I. ROBERTS, Hammersmith Hospital
4 Nov.: `Bone marrow transplantation for haemoglobinopathy.'

DR A.E. WAKEFIELD, Institute of Molecular Medicine
11 Nov.: `Pneumocystis.'

DR N. CROSS, Hammersmith Hospital
18 Nov.: `Molecular analysis of translocations in leukaemia involving chromosome band 8p11.'

DR E. SPOONCER, UMIST
25 Nov.: `Gene therapy for Hurler's syndrome.'

DR F. STEVENSON, Southampton University Hospital
2 Dec.: `DNA vaccines against B-cell malignancies.'

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Diabetes Research Laboratories: Clinical Endocrine and Metabolic Meetings

The following seminars will be held at 12.45 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Committee Room, Green College. Details of the 19 November meeting will be announced later.

DR C. CAMACHO-HUBNER, St Bartholomew's Hospital
8 Oct.: `IGF in tumotype glycaemia.'

DR F. WU, Manchester Royal Infirmary
15 Oct.: `Male HRT?'

DR S. AHMED, DR M. EL SHEIK, and DR S. KARAN
22 Oct.: `Recent research from the Department of Diabetes and Endocrinology.'

PROFESSOR M. DOWSETT, Royal Marsden Hospital
29 Oct.: `Selective oestrogen receptor modulators; possibilities for HRT plus breast cancer prevention.'

DR P. MCKEIGUE, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
5 Nov.: `Insulin resistance and cardiovascular disease; lessons from ethnic differences and polycystic ovary syndrome.'

M. DAVIES, Leicester Royal Infirmary
12 Nov.: `Management of myocardial infarct in the diabetic patient—implications of the DIGAMI trial.'

PROFESSOR J.S. YUDKIN, UCL Medical School and Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine
26 Nov.: `Does the insulin resistance syndrome exist?'

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CLINICAL MEDICINE AND 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 G. WARREN, Imperial Cancer Research Fund Laboratories
16 Oct.: `Mitotic division of the Golgi apparatus.'

DR T. COOK, Isis Innovation Ltd.
23 Oct.: `Spinning out or not: factors to consider when starting a spin-out company.'

R. HAWORTH
6 Nov.: `The macrophage scavenger receptor—a role in host defence?'

PROFESSOR R. MOXON
13 Nov.: `Microbial genome sequences: a revolution in biology.'

DR A. ALCAMÍ
27 Nov.: `Blockade of cytokines and chemokines by soluble receptors: lessons from vaccinia virus.'

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PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Department of Materials: Hume-Rothery Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR C. HUMPHREYS, F.ENG., Cambridge, will deliver the Hume- Rothery Memorial Lecture at 6.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 14 October, in the Nuclear Physics Lecture Theatre.

Subject: `Electrons, atoms, metals, and alloys: revisited.'

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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.

PROFESSOR K. MÜLLER-DETHLEFS, York
13 Oct.: `The new chemistry of non-rigid molecular systems explored by ZEKE and REMPI spectroscopy.'

PROFESSOR R.K. O'NIONS
20 Oct.: `Accretion and age of the Earth.'

PROFESSOR J.S. HIGGINS, Imperial College, London
27 Oct.: `When thermodynamics meets rheology—the effect of flow on mixing polymers.'

PROFESSOR W. URBAN, Bonn
3 Nov.: `Applications of infrared laser spectroscopy in life sciences.'

PROFESSOR R.J. COGDELL, Glasgow
10 Nov.: `How purple bacteria harvest light energy: observations based on the crystal structure and time- resolved studies.'

PROFESSOR D.H. PARKER, Nijmegen
17 Nov.: `Velocity map imaging of molecular oxygen photodissocation.'

PROFESSOR W.G. RICHARDS
24 Nov.: `The origins of Oxford Molecular Group PLC.'

PROFESSOR P.P. EDWARDS, Birmingham
1 Dec.: `Excess electrons in zeolites: structure and physical properties.'

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PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

PROFESSOR G. PETERSEN, Otago, New Zealand, will lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Thursday, 2 October, in the Lecture Theatre, the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology.

Convener: G.G. Brownlee, MA, E.P. Abraham Professor of Chemical Pathology.

Subject: `Human genomic instability. Observations on a recombination prone region of the X chromosome.'

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University Laboratory of Physiology

The following seminars, which are open to everyone, will be held at 12 noon on Wednesdays in the Sherrington Room, the University Laboratory of Physiology.

Convener: J.E. Ellory, MA, Professor in Human Physiology.

PROFESSOR D. COOK, Sydney
15 Oct.: `Control of membrane transport systems by intracellular sodium and chloride.' (Seminar sponsored by the Physiological Society)

DR C.J. KROS, Bristol
22 Oct.: `A quantitative comparison of mechanical-electrical transducer in mammalian vestibular and auditory hair cells.' (Jenkinson Seminar)

DR K. CLARKE
29 Oct.: `Magnetic resonance studies of myocardial ischaemia.' (Seminar sponsored by the Physiological Society)

PROFESSOR J. PEARSON, King's College, London
5 Nov.: `Endothelium secretory processes.' (Seminar sponsored by the Physiological Society)

DR I.D. FORSYTHE, Leicester
12 Nov.: `Pre-synaptic mechanisms regulating transmission at a giant synapse in the mammalian auditory pathway.' (Jenkinson Seminar)

PROFESSOR ELLORY
19 Nov.: `Cell volume regulation.' (Seminar sponsored by the Physiological Society)

DR K. JEFFERY, UCL
26 Nov.: `How hippocampal place cells learn about landmark stability.' (Jenkinson Seminar)

DR R. OPPENHEIM, Wake Forest University
3 Dec.: `Regulation of motoneuron survival during development.' (Jenkinson/McDonnell–Pew Seminar)

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THEOLOGY, ORIENTAL STUDIES

Seminar in Eastern Christian Studies

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the House of St Gregory and St Macrina, 1 Canterbury Road.

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

DR WARE
22 Oct.: `Personal experience of the Holy Spirit: Mark the Monk, Diadochos, the Macarian Homilies.'

DR S. HABLE-SELASSIE
5 Nov.: `The Golden Gospel of Gishen Monastery.'

PROFESSOR A. CAMERON
19 Nov.: to be announced.

U. LANG
3 Dec.: `The enhypostasis of Christ's human nature as a theme in post-Chalcedonian Christology.'

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COMPUTING LABORATORY

Programming Research Group

Strachey Lecture

NIKLAUS WIRTH, ETH, Zurich, will deliver a Strachey Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 14 October, in the Computing Laboratory Lecture Theatre, the Wolfson Building.

Subject: `Hints on programming language design.'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR HEBREW AND JEWISH STUDIES

The following public lectures will be given at 8.15 p.m. on the days shown in the Common Room, the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor.

DR J.P. FOX, Jews' College, London
14 Oct.: `Britain and the Second World War German police decodes: renewed controversies about the Holocaust.'

PROFESSOR P. FENTON, Strasbourg
20 Oct.: `Themes of Jewish–Islamic theological polemics in the Middle Ages.'

PROFESSOR PAN GUANG, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences
29 Oct.: `China and Israel: an analysis of bilateral relations.'

DR J. BERKOWITZ
5 Nov.: `Classical influenza: Hamlet on the American Yiddish stage.'

DR B. KOSMIN, Institute for Jewish Policy Research
12 Nov.: `Home thoughts from abroad: British and United States Jewries compared.'

DR J. OLSZOWY-SCHLANGER
19 Nov.: `How children learned to read and write in medieval Egypt.'

J. BURNSIDE, Liverpool
26 Nov.: `The Shekhinah departs: seriousness of offence in Ezekiel 8.'

DR L. LONDON
3 Dec.: `Whitehall and the Jews 1933–48.'

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CENTRE FOR SOCIO-LEGAL STUDIES

Government by contract

The following seminars will be held on Mondays in the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Wolfson College. With the exception of the first meeting (20 October), which will take place at 5.30 p.m., they will be held at 5 p.m.

Conveners: Anne C.L. Davies and Philip Lewis.

PROFESSOR M. FREEDLAND
20 Oct.: `Government by contract revisited.'

PROFESSOR W. BRADSHAW, and MR TOM WINSOR, partner and Head of Railways, Denton Hall
27 Oct.: `Can contracts deliver better services in the "New Railway"?'

DR S. DEAKIN, Cambridge
3 Nov.: `The relevance for economic theory of empirical research on contracts.'

DR D. HUGHES, Swansea
10 Nov.: `The NHS internal market: the limits of contractual governance.'

DR C. MCCRUDDEN
17 Nov.: `Public procurement and socio-economic policies: the impact of globalisation.'

PROFESSOR J. LEWIS
24 Nov.: `Contracting for social care.'

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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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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 Mozambique, 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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HERTFORD COLLEGE

Tyndale Lecture 1997

PROFESSOR J.B. TRAPP, Warburg Institute, will deliver the Tyndale Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 23 October, in the Examination Schools. The lecture will be followed by a reception in the Principal's Lodgings, Hertford College.

Subject: `The portraits of the Reformers.'

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OXFORD IMMUNOLOGY GROUP

PROFESSOR DAN R. LITTMAN, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, New York, will lecture at 6 p.m. on Monday, 29 September, in the Lecture Theatre, the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology. The meeting will be chaired by Professor Andrew McMichael.

Subject: `Towards an animal model for HIV pathogenesis.'

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OXFORD SIGNALLING GROUP

The following lectures will be given at the times shown in the Department of Pharmacology.

Friday, 26 September, 4 p.m.

N. TONKS, Cold Spring Harbor, New York: `Protein tyrosine phosphatases.'

Thursday, 16 October, 5 p.m.

P. HAWKINS, Babraham, Cambridge: `Characterisation of protein kinases upstream of protein kinase B: regulation by PI 3-kinase.'

P. FINAN, ICRF, London: `Regulation of protein kinase B by PI 3,4,5P3 and PI 3,4P2: role of 5'- phosphatases.'

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INSTITUTE OF TERRESTRIAL ECOLOGY

Oxford University Field Laboratory

A seminar of brief presentations by researchers working at the University Field Laboratory, Wytham, will be held on Tuesday, 30 September, 2–6 p.m., at the laboratory. Further details may be obtained from Dr M. Morecroft (e-mail: m.morecroft@ite.ac.uk).

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INTERNATIONAL LAW ASSOCIATION (BRITISH BRANCH)

Oxford Speakers Series, Michaelmas Term

The following lectures will be given at 8.30 p.m. on the days shown in the Habakkuk Room, Jesus College. All are welcome to attend.

Further information may be obtained from Dr Michael Byers, Jesus College, Oxford OX1 3DW (telephone: Oxford (2)79680, fax: (2)79687, e-mail: michael.byers@jesus.ox.ac.uk).

It is suggested that those travelling from outside Oxford confirm the meetings one or two days in advance.

LORK COOKE OF THORNDON
Wed. 22 Oct.: `The Wine Box Inquiry: issues of public and private international law.'

R. LINDSAY, partner, Clifford Chance, London
Wed. 5 Nov.: `State responsibility, Iraq, and the United Nations Compensation Commission.'

PROFESSOR G. SAUMIER, McGill
Wed. 19 Nov.: `Public policy and mandatory rules in private international law.'

DR J. DUURSMA, University of Southern Europe, Monaco
Tue. 2 Dec.: `Law, politics, and bank secrecy: new developments in the European micro-states.'

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