Lectures

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INAUGURAL LECTURE

John M. Olin Visiting Professor in American Government

PROFESSOR N.W. POLSBY will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 1 December, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `A revolution in Congress?'

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CLINICAL MEDICINE

Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology: Litchfield Lecture

PROFESSOR BERNDT EHINGER, University of Lund, Sweden, will deliver the Litchfield Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Monday, 8 December, in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

Subject: `Retinal cell transplantation.'

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MODERN HISTORY, ORIENTAL STUDIES, AND ANTHROPOLOGY AND GEOGRAPHY

Comparative Islamisation in Indonesia and the Malay world

PROFESSOR V. BRAGINSKY, SOAS, London, will give a seminar at 2.15 p.m. on Thursday, 4 December, in the Old Bursary, Trinity College.

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

Subject: `Islamisation in fifteenth-century North Sumatra: Afanasiy Nikitin's Voyage Beyond the Three Seas.'

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MUSIC

JOSEPH MALOVANY, Distinguished Professor of Liturgical Music, New York, will give a lecture-recital at 4 p.m. on Monday, 1 December, in the Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music, St Aldates.

Subject: `The Jewish musical prayer modes, Eastern and Western Europe.'

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ORIENTAL STUDIES

Lectures in Korean Studies 1997

DR DAVID MCCANN, Professor of Korean Literature, Harvard University, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 10 December, in the New Lecture Theatre, the Nissan Institute, St Antony's College.

Convener: J.B. Lewis, MA, Korea Foundation Lecturer in Korean.

Subject: `The disappearing lady: a Korean literary mystery.'

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PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Theoretical Chemistry Group Seminars: revised notice

DR U. MANTHE, Freiburg, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Monday, 1 December, in the Seminar Room, the New Chemistry Laboratory.

This is a revision to previously published information.

Subject: `Multi-dimensional quantum calculations for reaction and photodissociation processes.'

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MAISON FRANÇAISE, DEPARTMENT OF THE HISTORY OF ART

Colloquium: high art and hierarchy

This colloquium, in the programme `History and theory of the arts—images, texts, aesthetics', will be held on Saturday, 6 December, and Sunday, 7 December, in the Maison Française. Entrance is free.

Saturday, 6 December

J.-M. SCHAEFFER, CNRS, Paris
10.30 a.m.: `System, history, and hierarchy: the historicist paradigm in art theory.'

M. ORR, Reader in French, University of Exeter
11.45 a.m.: `Agoraphobia and irises: the art of the absolute in Flaubert.'

P. ROUSSIN, CNRS, Paris
2 p.m.: ` "Sociologisation" of literature and "literarisation" of society.'

P. SUCHIN, critic
3.30 p.m.: `Painting and the new technology.'

A. HARRISON, Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Bristol
4.45 p.m.: `Teetering on the brink of art.'

Sunday, 7 December

Y. ESCANDE, CNRS, Paris
10.30 a.m.: `Calligraphy and painting in China.'

PROFESSOR M. KEMP
11.45 a.m.: `Scales of values: art theory and financial reality in Renaissance Italy.'

G. ROQUE, CNRS, Paris
2 p.m.: `French academism and artistic categories.'

T. GRETTON, Senior Lecturer, Department of History of Art, University College, London
3.30 p.m.: `Deference, difference, and competition: the reproduction and reporting of fine art in nineteenth-century illustrated weekly news magazines.'

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Asian Studies Centre

JOSÉ RAMOS HORTA, winner of the Nobel Prize for Peace, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 2 December, in the New Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Subject: `East Timor and the struggle for human rights, democracy, and the rule of law in the Asia Pacific.'

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