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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Portuguese Graduate Seminar

PROFESSOR FRANK DE SOUSA, University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 5 March, in Room T11, 47 Wellington Square.

Conveners: T.F. Earle, MA, D.Phil., King John II Professor of Portuguese Studies, and C. Pazos Alonso, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in Portuguese and Brazilian Studies.

Subject: `The last works of Eça de Queirós: from realism/naturalism to an "aesthetic of perfection".'

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PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Dyson Perrins Colloquia: amended notice

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

Professor Jeffrey's lecture (25 March) will now be given at 11 a.m., and not, as previously notified, at 4 p.m.

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

PROFESSOR S. LEY, Cambridge 5 Mar.: `Okadaic acid as a challenge for organic synthesis.' PROFESSOR P. KNOCHEL, Marburg
12 Mar.: `New advances in organozinc chemistry for organic synthesis.' (1998 Merck, Sharp, and Dohme Lecture)

PROFESSOR G.A. JEFFREY, Pittsburgh; Royal Society of Chemistry Haworth Lecturer 1997–8
Wed. 25 Mar., 11 a.m.: `Recent concepts of hydrogen bonding.'

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SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL

P.D. Leake Lectures in Accounting 1998

PROFESSOR BARUCH LEV, Philip Bardes Professor of Accounting and Finance, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University, will give lectures in accounting at the Department for Continuing Education, Wellington Square, on Wednesday, 18 March, 9–10.30 a.m. and 2–3.30 p.m., and on Thursday, 19 March, 9 a.m.–10.30 a.m.

Further information may be obtained from Deborah Lisburne, Said Business School (telephone: Oxford (2)28521, e-mail: deborah.lisburne@obs.ox.ac.uk).

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DEPARTMENT OF EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY

PROFESSOR BRENDA MILNER, Litchfield Lecturer and McDonnell–Pew Visiting Fellow, will lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 17 March, in Lecture Theatre A, the Department of Experimental Psychology. This occasion will also serve to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the PPP course at Oxford and the centenary of the Wilde Readership in Mental Philosophy.

Subject: `Probing the brain for memories.'

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DEPARTMENT OF THE HISTORY OF ART

PROFESSOR JOSEPH KOERNER, Harvard, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 5 March, in the Headley Lecture Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum.

Subject: `Reformation portraiture and the routines of modern belief.'

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CENTRE FOR SOCIO-LEGAL STUDIES

MR R. MOORE, Atlantic Fellow in Public Policy, Senior Litigation Counsel in the Department of Justice, United States Attorney's Office, Alabama, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 2 March, in the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Wolfson College.

Convener: D. Sandler, MA, Research Fellow of the Centre, and Research Fellow, St Catherine's College.

Subject: `Comparison of the trial of complex criminal fraud cases in the USA and UK.'

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Public lectures

DR R. BANAKAR will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 5 March, in the Haldane Room, Wolfson College.

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

Subject: `Conflict management in a multicultural society: an examination of the regulatory limits of the Swedish Act against ethnic discrimination.'

PROFESSOR C. HUSBAND, Bradford, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 6 March, in the Buttery, Wolfson College.

Subject: `Evil in Utopia: the challenge of racist discourses in a multi-ethnic sphere.'

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One-day conference: cultural paradoxes in legal processes

This conference will be held on Friday, 13 March, 9.30 a.m.–6 p.m., in the Buttery, Wolfson College. There is no charge, but those wishing to attend are asked to give their names to Mrs Ann Hawes, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies (telephone: Oxford (2)84249, fax: (2)84221).

Conveners: Professor Denis Galligan, Director of the Centre, and Dr Joanna Pfaff-Czarnecka, Zurich.

PROFESSOR P. FITZPATRICK, Queen Mary and Westfield College, London
9.30 a.m.: `Relating the other: anthropology, plurality, and the law.' (Discussant: Professor Galligan)

DR K. RUPESINGHE, Secretary General, International Alert, London
11 a.m.: `Cultural paradoxes in conflict resolution.' (Discussant: Dr G.S. Goodwin-Gill)

DR M.-B. DEMBOUR, Sussex
2 p.m.: `When the legal system loses its confidence: female circumcision in French courtrooms.' (Discussant: Dr S. Vertovec)

DR R. WILSON, Sussex
3 p.m.: `Revenge and reconciliation in South Africa.' (Discussant: Professor A. Kuper, Social Anthropology, Brunel)

DR A. REED, Cambridge
4.30 p.m.: `Absence and travel: the creativity of law in a Papua New Guinea prison.' (Discussant: Dr R. Banakar)

PROFESSOR A. KUPER, Social Anthropology, Brunel; Rapporteur of the day
5.30 p.m.: `Law and social anthropology in dialogue.'

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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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OED FORUM

DR P. DURKIN, Senior Editor, OED, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 5 March, in Rewley House.

Subject: `Root and branch: retracing OED's etymologies.'

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OXFORD BIBLIOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY

PROFESSOR NIGEL PALMER will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 5 March, in the Taylor Institution.

Subject: `The history of a library: the Cistercian Abbey of Eberbach (Rheingau) 1135–1803.'

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OXFORD MEDIEVAL SOCIETY

PROFESSOR S. KNIGHT, Cardiff, will lecture at 8.30 p.m. on Thursday, 5 March, in the Lady Brodie Room, St Hilda's College. Wine will be served from 8.15 p.m. New members are welcome.

Subject: `Robin Hood and his Meynee: versions of the medieval outlaw.'

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EUROPEAN AFFAIRS SOCIETY

PRESIDENT MERI of Estonia will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 27 February, in the East School, the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Estonia and the EU.'

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SEMINAR SERIES `FROM TEXT TO BOOK'

From text to book: new studies in literature and history

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the North Lecture Room, St John's College.

DR N. SMITH 27 Feb.: `Books, vegetables, and slavery, 1650–1710.' DR M. WALSH, Birmingham
6 Mar.: `Relations of text and editorial matter in eighteenth-century literary editing.'

S. MANDELBROTE 13 Mar.: `Textual and production history of the English Bible, c.610--c.1850.'

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