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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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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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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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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GAISFORD LECTURE

DR C. SOURVINO-INWOOD will deliver the Gaisford Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 21 May, in the Garden Quad Auditorium, St John's College. Subject: to be announced.

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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?'

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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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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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LITERAE HUMANIORES, ORIENTAL STUDIES, THEOLOGY

Seminar on religions in the Mediterranean world

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in Christ Church.

Conveners: M. Edwards, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer (CUF) in Theology, M.D. Goodman, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Jewish Studies, and S.R.F. Price, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer (CUF) in Ancient History.

PROFESSOR H.S. VERSNEL, Leiden
28 Apr.: `Thrice one. Three Greek experiments on monotheism.'

PROFESSOR GOODMAN
5 May: `The divine realm in the imagination of late-antique Jews.'

DR R.L. GORDON, Munich
12 May: `Material religion. The Isiac terracottas from Alexandria.'

DR K. LAPATIN, Boston
19 May: `New statues for old gods. Responses to the Pheidian revolution.'

DR A. LOGAN, University of Exeter
26 May: `Images of God in pre-Constantinian Christianity.'

DR A. CAMERON
2 June: `Words and pictures: the Christian dilemma.'

DR R.B.E. SMITH, Newcastle
9 June: `The pagan image of God in the Christian Roman empire.'

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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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MODERN HISTORY

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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PHYSICAL SCIENCES

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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ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM

Daniel Katz Lecture

PROFESSOR A. COLANTUONO will deliver the Daniel Katz Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 31 March, in the Headley Lecture Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum. The lecture celebrates the reopening of the Weldon Gallery after a project of redecoration, redisplay, and conservation generously sponsored by Daniel Katz Ltd. and supported by the Association for Business Sponsorship of the Arts.
Subject : `Nicholas Poussin's Exposition of Moses and the poetics of the heroic infant.'

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BRASENOSE COLLEGE

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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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 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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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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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. Those who wish 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 April: Introduction and overview.

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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