Lectures

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INAUGURAL LECTURE

Professor of Management Studies

PROFESSOR JOHN KAY will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 3 February, in the Examination Schools. Admission will be by tickets, which can be obtained by telephoning Oxford (2)88654.

Subject: `The role of business in society.'

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SIR JOHN HICKS LECTURE ON ECONOMIC HISTORY 1998

PROFESSOR CORMAC Ó GRÁDA, Professor of Economics, University College, Dublin, will deliver the Sir John Hicks Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 13 February, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Fleeing from famine: the Irish in New York.'

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NEWTON–ABRAHAM LECTURE 1998

PROFESSOR R.E. DICKERSON, Molecular Biology Institute, UCLA, Newton–Abraham Visiting Professor 1997–8, will deliver the Newton–Abraham Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 19 March, in the Lecture Theatre, the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology.

Subject: `Designing drugs that read the DNA helix.'

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BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics

DR K. NASMYTH, Institute of Molecular Pathology, Vienna, will give a seminar at 2.30 p.m. on Monday, 2 February, in Lecture Theatre 1, the Department of Biochemistry.

Convener: L.N. Johnson, MA, David Phillips Professor of Molecular Biophysics.

Subject: `Separating sister chromatids.'

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CLINICAL MEDICINE

Nuffield Department of Surgery

The following seminars will be given at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Seminar Room, the Nuffield Department of Surgery, Level 6, the John Radcliffe Hospital.

An evidence-based surgical trial from the Department of Lower GI Surgery, John Radcliffe Hospital, will be held in place of the seminar on 10 March.

Convener: Sir Peter J. Morris, MA, Nuffield Professor of Surgery.

M. MERKENSCHLAGER, Lymphocyte Development Group, MRC Clinical Sciences Centre, London
3 Feb.: `Cross-priming, promiscuity, and thymic selection.'

G. GRIFFITHS
10 Feb.: `Why don't killer T cells kill themselves?'

D. GRAY, Royal Postgraduate Medical School, London
17 Feb.: `Antigen-presenting cells and T cell memory.'

A. HANDA
24 Feb.: `Clinical applications of thromboelastography.'

L. SENARATNE
3 Mar.: `Atherosclerosis: do non-lipid genes matter?'

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Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre

PROFESSOR PIERRE CORVOL, Visiting Professor, the Clinical Endocrinology Trust, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Saturday, 14 March, in the Bayer Seminar Room, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

Subject: `Revisiting endocrine hypertension in 1998.'

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Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology

The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Mondays in the Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology.

Convener: A.J. Bron, MA, Margaret Ogilvie's Reader in Ophthalmology.

PROFESSOR G. ELLIOTT, Cardiff
2 Feb.: `Corneal swelling and role of ions.'

DR J. URBAN
9 Feb.: `Factors influencing permeability of the sclera.'

PROFESSOR M. WIEDERHOLT, Free University, Berlin
16 Feb.: `Physiology and pathophysiology of ocular epithelia.'

DR N. SUBRAMANIAN, Moorfields Eye Hospital
23 Feb.: `Glaucoma.'

PROFESSOR M. NEAL, St Thomas's Hospital
2 Mar.: `Nitric oxide release in the retina.'

PROFESSOR BRON
9 Mar.: `Recurrent corneal erosion.'

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University Department of Clinical Pharmacology

The following seminars will be held at 4 p.m. on Mondays in the Cairns Seminar Suite, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

DR D. KENDALL, Nottingham
9 Mar.: `Off with a bhang: renewed interest in cannabinoid pharmacology.'

DR H.D. PIGGINS, King's College, London
16 Mar.: `Neurochemistry of the circadian clock.'

PROFESSOR M.G. STEWART, Open University
23 Mar.: `Morphological plasticity in mammalian hippocampus after learning and LTP.'

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Seminars in Public Health and Epidemiology

The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green College.

PROFESSOR A. MCMICHAEL
3 Feb.: `Prospects for an HIV vaccine.'

DR ZHENGMING CHEN
10 Feb.: `Aspirin: new emergency treatment for stroke.'

DR P. VERHOEF, Wageningen
17 Feb.: `Homocysteine, folate, and cardiovascular disease: epidemiologic evidence.'

PROFESSOR M. NOWAK
24 Feb.: `Dynamics and treatment of HIV infection.'

PROFESSOR A. HILL
3 Mar.: `Genetric control of infectious diseases.'

SIR DAVID COX, DR N. MACONACHIE, and DR E. ROMAN
10 Mar.: `Use of routinely collected data to examine associations between occupation and health.'

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MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

Department of Statistics: probability, statistics, and operations research seminars

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Department of Statistics.

Conveners: P. Clifford, MA, Reader in Mathematical Statistics, and A.M. Etheridge, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer (CUF) in Mathematics.

DR F. KOMAKI, Institute for Mathematical Statistics, Tokyo
5 Feb.: `Information geometry of predictive distributions.'

PROFESSOR B.D. RIPLEY
12 Feb.: `Trees and nets in survival analysis.'

DR N. O'CONNELL, Basic Research Institute in the Mathematical Sciences, Bristol
19 Feb.: `On the Bayesian gambler's ruin problem.'

PROFESSOR T. LYONS, Imperial College, London
26 Feb.: `Variable step size algorithms for solving SDEs.'

DR S.P. BROOKS, Bristol
5 Mar.: `Markov chain Monte Carlo and its applications.'

DR J.C. WHITTAKER, Reading
12 Mar.: `The detection and mapping of genes influencing complex traits.'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Taylor Institution Sesquicentennial Lectures: Languages and literatures of Europe

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on the days shown in the Lecture Hall, the Taylor Institution.

PROFESSOR L. RIZZI, Siena
Thur. 29 Jan.: `The theory of locality and romance syntax.'

PROFESSOR H.M. MACEDO, King's College, London
Fri. 27 Feb.: `Love as knowledge: the lyric poetry of Camoes.'

PROFESSOR J. STAROBINSKI, Geneva
Mon. 2 Mar.: `Les poètes et la fleur secrète.'

ACADEMICIAN M.L. GASPAROV, Academy Institute of the Russian Language, Moscow
Wed. 13 May: `Russian language and Russian verse: the linguistics of poetry.'

PROFESSOR G. SIFAKIS, Thessaloniki and New York
Wed. 27 May: `Folk songs of the Cretan mountains: a semiotic reading.'

PROFESSOR W. EMMERICH, Bremen
Wed. 3 June: `Versungen und vertan?: Rückblicke auf 40 Jahre DDR-Literatur.'

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Art and literature

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Taylor Institution.

Convener: J.R. Woodhouse, MA, D.Litt., Fiat–Serena Professor of Italian Studies.

DR D.G. FRANKLIN
2 Feb.: `Polidoro da Caravaggio and Colagiacomo Alibrando's Spasmo de Maria Vergine (1534).'

DR C. WHISTLER
9 Feb.: `Literary reflections in Piero di Cosimo's Fire in the Forest.'

DR N.E. CRONK
16 Feb.: `Diderot's Jacques le fataliste and the art of the tableau.'

DR J.J.L. WHITELEY
23 Feb.: `Delacroix and the literary source.'

DR F. QUIVIGER, Warburg Institute
2 Mar.: `Renaissance depictions of arms and armour: the case of Aristo.'

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PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Theoretical Chemistry Group Seminar: alteration to published arrangements

As the seminar by Mr Mark Brewer has been postponed to Trinity Term, PROFESSOR W. VON NIESSEN, Brunswick, will speak at the seminar to be held at 5 p.m. on Monday, 9 March, in the Seminar Room, the New Chemistry Laboratory.

Convener: M.S. Child, MA, Coulson Professor of Theoretical Chemistry.

Subject: `Disordered solids: exciting physics and chemistry.'

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Department of Materials: 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, Department of Materials.

DR V. MILMAN, Molecular Simulations Inc.
30 Jan.: `CASTEP applications in solid state physics and crystallography.'

DR Z. DJURIC
6 Feb.: `Modelling the electric field and space charge distribution during fluid flow.'

DR D. FARRUGIA, British Steel
13 Feb.: `Future challenges for through- process modelling of steel manufacture.'

DR Z. FAN, Brunel
20 Feb.: `Modelling of microstructures and properties towards the design of future composite materials.'

PROFESSOR J. WILLIS, Cambridge
27 Feb.: `Models of Peierls type for the motion of straight dislocations and kinks, using approximate lattice Green's functions.' (In association with OCIAM)

PROFESSOR D. THEODOROU, Greece
6 Mar.: `Hierarchical modelling strategies for polymers: elasticity, viscosity, and fluid-phase equilibria.' (Interdepartmental Polymer Seminar)

DR A. EKERT
13 Mar.: `Quantum technology for quantum computation.'

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Department of Engineering Science: Civil Engineering Colloquia

The following colloquia will be held at 2 p.m. on Fridays in Lecture Room 8, the Engineering and Technology Building. Visitors from outside Oxford are advised to telephone Oxford (2)73162 before travelling to confirm the arrangements and to book parking permits if required.

DR P. BROUGHTON, Phillips Petroleum Company, Norway
30 Jan.: `Engineering challenges of Ekofisk—the first North Sea field.'

DR P.S. TROMANS, Shell International Deepwater Services BV, The Netherlands
6 Feb.: `Spectral response surfaces, designer waves, and the ringing of offshore structures.'

DR A. AMOROSI, University of Rome, La Sapienza
13 Feb.: `Some remarks on the mechanical behaviour of a natural stiff clay.'

P. PIEPENBROCK, Ove Arup and Partners
20 Feb.: `Recent international projects in earthquake engineering.'

DR L.N. VIRGIN, Duke University
27 Feb.: `Rocking blocks.'

DR C. HOLT, formerly of Oxford University
6 Mar.: `Pipejacking: full-scale testing of concrete pipes.'

PROFESSOR G.T. HOULSBY
13 Mar.: `Advanced interpretation of in situ tests.'

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Department of Atomic and Laser Physics seminars

The following seminars will be held at 1.45 p.m. on Mondays in the Lindemann Lecture Theatre, the Clarendon Laboratory.

PROFESSOR K. PACHUCKI, Warsaw
2 Feb.: `Quantum electrodynamics of weakly bound systems.'

DR S. BRAUNSTEIN, Wales
9 Feb.: `Error correction of light fields.'

DR P. TADAY, RAL
16 Feb.: `Femtosecond applications at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory.'

DR B. SAUER, Sussex
2 Mar.: `The electron edm and time reversal violation in YbF.'

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Interdepartmental Polymer Seminars

The following seminars will be given as shown.

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

PROFESSOR H.B. HOPFENBERG, North Carolina State University, will give a seminar at 2.15 p.m. on Thursday, 29 January, in the Hume Rothery Lecture Theatre, the Department of Materials.
Subject: `Transport phenomena in natural and synthetic polymers: an eighty-million-year odyssey.'

DR S. MORRATTI, Cambridge, will give a seminar at 4 p.m. on Thursday, 12 February, in the Lecture Theatre, the Dyson Perrins Laboratory.
Subject: `Synthesis of conjugated polymers for eletro-optical applications.'

PROFESSOR P.D. COATES, Bradford, will give a seminar at 4.15 p.m. on Tuesday, 17 February, in Lecture Room 3, sixth floor, Thom Building, Department of Engineering Science.
Subject: `In-process measurements in polymer processing.'

PROFESSOR D. THEODOROU, Greece, will give a seminar at 1.15 p.m. on Friday, 6 March, in Lecture Room 7, the Engineering and Technology Building, the Department of Materials.
Subject: `Hierarchical modelling strategies for polymers: elasticity, viscosity, and fluid-phase equilibria.'

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PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Pharmacology and Anatomical Pharmacology seminars

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

PROFESSOR J. CROWE, University of California at Davis
3 Feb.: `Drying drug cells and platelets.'

PROFESSOR A. BRADING
10 Feb.: `Understanding the unstable bladder.'

DR H. BROWN
17 Feb.: `Macrophages in the central nervous system.'

DR J. GIBBINS, Reading
24 Feb.: to be announced.

DR P. REDGRAVE, Sheffield
3 Mar.: `The basal ganglia: a vertebrate solution to the selection problem?'

PROFESSOR J. WESTWICK, Bath
10 Mar.: `Chemokines and their reception.'

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THEOLOGY

The study of religions: method and application

Unless indicated otherwise, the following interdisciplinary seminars in the study of religions will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Council Room, Mansfield College.

Conveners: J.S.K. Ward, B.Litt., MA, Regius Professor of Divinity, and W.M. Morgan (MA Lancaster), Lecturer in World Religion, Mansfield College.

PROFESSOR K. KLOSTERMAIER, Manitoba
13 Feb.: `Participant observation in the study of Hinduism.'

THE REVD PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER ROWLAND
20 Feb.: `Judaism in the study of Christian origins.'

PROFESSOR H. MCLEOD, Otago
27 Feb.: `History and tradition in the study of the Sikh faith.'

DR K. KNOTT, Leeds
6 Mar.: `Community and locality in the study of religions.'

PROFESSOR M. PYE, Marburg
13 Mar., Nissan Institute: `Studying religions in Japan.'

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INSTITUTE OF ARCHAEOLOGY

Burials and ethnicity

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Lecture Room, the Institute of Archaeology.

Conveners: W.J. Blair, MA, University Lecturer (CUF) in Modern History, and H.F. Hamerow, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in European Archaeology (Early Medieval).

A. REYNOLDS
9 Feb.: `Anglo-Saxon burials and boundaries.'

I. MEADOWS
16 Feb.: `The "Helmet Burial" at Wollaston, Northants.'

C. SCULL
23 Feb.: `The Buttermarket Burials, Ipswich.'

J. NEWMAN
9 Mar.: `The Horse Burial at Lakenheath, Suffolk, and its context.'

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RESEARCH LABORATORY FOR ARCHAEOLOGY AND THE HISTORY OF ART

The following seminars will be held at 10.30 a.m. on Thursdays in the Library, the Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art.

Convener: M.S. Tite, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Archaeological Science.

B. BOYD, Lampeter
12 Feb.: `Integrating fauna and technologies in the Epipalaeolithic Levant.'

J. SCOTT-JACKSON
19 Feb.: `Lower and Middle Palaeolithic artefacts from deposits mapped as clay-with-flints: a new synthesis with important implications for the earliest occupation of Britain.'

R. DAVID, Manchester
26 Feb.: `Scientific studies on Egyptian mummies: tracing disease from ancient times.'

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SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL

P.D. Leake Lectures in Accounting 1998

Intangible (intellectual) capital: measurement, valuation, and reporting issues

PROFESSOR BARUCH LEY, New York University, will deliver the P.D. Leake Lectures in Accounting at the times shown below in the Department for Continuing Education. Each lecture will be followed by a one-and-a-half-hour discussion period.

Those wishing to attend are asked to inform Deborah Lisburne of the Said Business School (telephone: Oxford 228521, e-mail: Deborah.Lisburne@obs.ox.ac.uk). A detailed synopsis of each lecture is available on request.

Wed. 18 Mar., 9 a.m.: `Intangibles—the evidence: cost–benefit relationships and capital market consequences.'

Wed. 18 Mar., 2 p.m.: `Intangibles—the harms: private and social adverse effects of the deficient public disclosure about intangible investments.'

Thur. 19 Mar., 9 a.m.: `Intangibles—the solutions: proposed changes in the measurement, valuation, and reporting of intangibles.'

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CATHOLIC CHAPLAINCY

Thomas More Lecture 1998

THE RT HON LORD MICHAEL PATRICK NOLAN will deliver the annual Thomas More Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 19 February, in the Newman Room, the Catholic Chaplaincy (opposite Christ Church Memorial Garden). The lecture is open to all members of the University.

Subject: `Integrity and corruption in public life.'

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COMPUTING LABORATORY

Numerical Analysis Group

Computational mathematics and applications seminars

Unless otherwise stated, the following seminars will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursdays in the Lecture Theatre, the Computing Laboratory

The co-ordinators are J.D.P. Donnelly and J. Scott (RAL). Enquiries should be directed to Shirley Day (telephone: Oxford (2)73885).

DR J. SCOTT, RAL
29 Jan.: `Implicitly restarted Arnoldi methods and eigenvalues of the discretised Navier Stokes equations.'

PROFESSOR M.J.D. POWELL, Cambridge
5 Feb.: `Radial basis function methods for global optimisation.'

DR D. SAYERS
12 Feb.: `Whither the NAG library?'

DR N. NICHOLS, Reading
19 Feb., 2 p.m., RAL: to be announced.

PROFESSOR K. MILLER, Berkeley
26 Feb.: `Least squares moving finite elements.'

DR R. FLETCHER, Dundee
5 Mar., 2 p.m., RAL: `Recent progress with filter methods for nonlinear programming.'

DR L. SMITH
12 Mar.: `Nonlinearity, onnormality, and next week's weather: forecasting with uncertainty.'

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EUROPEAN HUMANITIES RESEARCH CENTRE

Modern French Studies Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5.15 p.m. on Mondays in the Hovenden Room, All Souls College.

Conveners: M.M. Bowie, MA, Marshal Foch Professor of French Literature, and C.J. Davis, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer (CUF) in French.

PROFESSOR D. GROJNOWSKI, Paris VII
9 Feb.: `La décadence littéraire.'

PROFESSOR M. ATACK, Leeds
23 Feb.: `Double vision(s): l'esprit de mai '68.'

A. LIPSCOMB
9 Mar.: `Autobiography and photography: Duras and Barthes.'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR HEBREW AND JEWISH STUDIES

The following public lectures will be given at 8.15 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Common Room, Yarnton Manor.

PROFESSOR D. BOYARIN, Berkeley
4 Feb.: `Quo vadis: tricksters v. martyrs.' (Lancaster/Yarnton lecture series)

11 Feb.: `Who invented martyrdom?' (Lancaster/Yarnton lecture series)

PROFESSOR E. MOONMAN, City University, London
18 Feb.: `A major discovery: the family.'

E. HOFFMAN, author
25 Feb.: `Shtetl in context: a history of conflict and coexistence.'

PROFESSOR L. RUTGERS, Utrecht
4 Mar.: `Discoveries in the Jewish catacombs of ancient Rome: new solutions for old problems.'

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NISSAN INSTITUTE OF JAPANESE STUDIES

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Lecture Theatre, the Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies.

PROFESSOR IZUMI KOBAYASHI, Osaka Gakuin University
30 Jan.: `Why does Japan distribute so much ODA in the South Pacific? A case study of foreign policy decision-making.'

PROFESSOR HIROSHI ODA, University College, London
6 Feb.: `Corporate governance in Japan: the Yamaichi Securities case.'

PROFESSOR MICHIKO NAKAHARA, Waseda University, Tokyo
13 Feb.: `Asian labourers and the Burma–Siam railway.'

PROFESSOR TOKUOU KONISHI, Meiji University, Tokyo
20 Feb.: `The judiciary and the executive: judge–prosecutor relationships and administrative courts.'

PROFESSOR JUNKO TOMARU, Kobe
27 Feb.: `Rapprochement without reparations: post-war Japan and Malaya, 1945–61.'

T. NELSON, Stirling
6 Mar.: `Slavery in pre-modern Japan.'

PROFESSOR M. PYE, Marburg
13 Mar.: `Studying religions in Japan.' (Joint seminar with the Faculty of Theology `Study of religions' series)

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QUEEN ELIZABETH HOUSE

Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women

Gender, culture, and development: new theoretical directions

The following seminars will be given at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in the Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House.

Conveners: Dr Helen Callaway and Dr Lidia Sciama.

DR C. LLOYD
29 Jan.: `Theorising empowerment.'

DR F. MACAULAY
5 Feb.: `Women policy networks: local, regional, and international.'

DR D. MILLS
12 Feb: `Situating "development": reworking transnational feminisms in Uganda.'

DR S. RAI, Warwick
19 Feb.: `Developing explanations for difference(s): gender and village level democracy in India and China.'

DR CALLAWAY
26 Feb.: `Exploring feminism(s).'

C. SWEETMAN, editor, Gender and Development, Oxfam
5 Mar.: `Men, masculinity, and development.'

DR SCIAMA
12 Mar.: `Theme, plot, and gender in personal narratives.'

DR A.M. GOETZ, Sussex
30 Apr.: `Getting institutions right for women in development.'

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MAGDALEN COLLEGE

Waynflete Lectures

Parliament in a changing world

SIR MICHAEL WHEELER-BOOTH, KCB, lately Clerk of the Parliaments and currently Visiting Fellow, Magdalen College, will deliver the Waynflete Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following Tuesdays in the Examination Schools. Admission is free.

3 Feb.: `The Crown in Parliament.'

10 Feb.: `The House of Lords.'

17 Feb.: `Westminster and the European Union.'

24 Feb.: `Westminster and the European Union.'

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NUFFIELD COLLEGE

PROFESSOR ANN STOLER, Michigan, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 4 February, in the Chester Room, Nuffield College.

Subject: `Memory work: casting for "the colonial" in contemporary Indonesia.'

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

European Studies Centre

ROBERT LEICHT, former Editor-in-Chief, Die Zeit, will lecture at 8.30 p.m. on Monday, 9 February, in the seminar room, 70 Woodstock Road.

Subject: `Helmut Kohl—victory in Europe, defeat in Germany?'

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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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WOLFSON COLLEGE

Wolfson College Lectures 1998

The idea of a university

The Wolfson College Lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on the following Tuesdays in the Hall, Wolfson College. The lectures will be open to the public. Enquiries should be directed to Oxford (2)74103.

DR N. KEOHANE, President, Duke University
3 Feb.: `The American campus: from colonial seminary to global multiversity.'

J. SAYER, Director, TEMPUS programmes
10 Feb.: `Linking universities across Europe: principles, practicalities, and perspectives.'

R. JACKSON, MP
17 Feb.: `The universities, government, and society.'

PROFESSOR C. BOOTH, formerly Vice-Chancellor, Oxford Brookes University
24 Feb.: `The rise of the "new" universities in Britain.'

PROFESSOR A. MACFARLANE, formerly Principal, Heriot Watt University
3 Mar.: `Universities in a knowledge economy: the impact of technology.'

SIR DAVID SMITH, President, Wolfson College; formerly Principal, University of Edinburgh
10 Mar.: `The changing idea of a university.'

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OXFORD ITALIAN ASSOCIATION

Talks

The following talks will be given at 8 p.m. on Wednesdays in St Anne's College. The admission charge is £1 to members, £2 to non-members.

DR D. BOSWELL
4 Feb.: `The rebuilding of Catania after the Sicilian earthquake of 1693.'

G. PIERI
25 Feb.: `The influence of Pre- Raphaelitism in Italy.'

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Day-school: Rome from Renaissance to Baroque

This day-school will be held jointly by the association and the Department for Continuing Education, at Rewley House, Wellington Square, 9.30 a.m.–5 p.m., on Saturday, 7 March, and will include lectures on Michelangelo, Palestrina, Caravaggio and the Carracci, and Bernini.

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FRIENDS OF REWLEY HOUSE

Friends of Rewley House Annual Lecture

SIR WALTER BODMER, FRS, President, Hertford College, will deliver the Friends of Rewley House Annual Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 11 February, in the Lecture Theatre, Rewley House. Tickets will be available from Rewley House after 1 February.

Subject: `The Book of Man: genetics for health and welfare.'

Lecture

SIR JOHN JOHNSON, Director, Foreign Service Programme, and TOM PAKENHAM will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 26 February, in the Lecture Theatre, Rewley House. Tickets will be available from Rewley House after 1 February.

Subject: `A walk in northern Ethiopia.'

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INTERDISCIPLINARY JOURNAL CLUB IN HUMAN POPULATION GENETICS

The club will continue this term. Meetings are held every Monday in term (starting in second week) at 1 p.m. in Room 1.209, the Department of Statistics. Details of papers to be discussed are circulated in advance by e- mail.

Anyone wishing to be added to the circulation list should contact Dr David Goldstein, Department of Zoology (e- mail: david.goldstein@zoology.ox.ac.uk).

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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 K. SUTHERLAND
30 Jan.: `Revised relations? Material text, immaterial text, and the electronic environment.'

DR D. FINKELSTEIN, Napier
6 Feb.: `From print to popular culture: tracing the history of the "Battle of Dorking" .'

DR P. MCDONALD
13 Feb.: `Reading books: "The Lake Isle of Innisfree" through the 1890s.'

I. GADD
20 Feb.: `From Barker to Blagden: anthologising the Stationers' Company, 1582--1960.'

DR N. SMITH
27 Feb.: to be announced.

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--cc.1850.'

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