Lectures

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INAUGURAL LECTURE

Regius Professor of Ecclesiastical History

PROFESSOR H.M.R.E. MAYR-HARTING will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 14 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Perceptions of angels in history.'

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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. In her first major address since her appointment, Mrs Robinson will speak on the subject of Human Rights. Admission will be ticket only. Tickets are available from the Sheldonian Theatre (open Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.–12 noon).

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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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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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CAMERON MACKINTOSH PROFESSOR OF CONTEMPORARY THEATRE

PROFESSO RICHARD EYRE will lecture at 5 p.m. on the following Fridays. The lecture on 7 November will be given in the Bernard Sunley Theatre, St Catherine's College; the 21 November lecture will be given in the Oxford Playhouse. Admission is free of charge. Further information may be obtained from George Peck (telephone: 01993 812883).

7 Nov.: `Theatre madness.'

21 Nov.: `Theatre today.'

The Royal National Theatre Studio will arrange a programme of specialist workshops throughout the term. Further information may be obtained from Holly Kendrick, University Drama Officer (telephone: Oxford 791577).

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MCCALLUM LECTURE

DR DAVID BUTLER, Emeritus Fellow, Nuffield College, will deliver the McCallum Lecture at 11.30 a.m. on Saturday, 1 November, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

Subject: `Elections and elections—McCallum's legacy.'

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SIR ISAIAH BERLIN VISITING SCHOLAR IN ITALIAN STUDIES

PROFESSOR LUCIA TONGIORGI TOMASI, the Sir Isaiah Berlin Visiting Scholar in Italian Studies 1997–8, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Headley Lecture Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum.

29 Oct.: `Image and nature: some reflections on the genre of naturalistic illustration in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.'

5 Nov.: `Landscape and botanical images by a sixteenth-century Italian "dilettante": the illustrated manuscripts of Gherardo Cibo in the British Library.'

12 Nov.: `The "pale" of the Accademia dell Crusca. Literature, the visual arts, and symbolism in sixteenth- and seventeenth- century Florence.'

19 Nov.: ` "Flora overo figura di fiori": floral themes and floral iconology in the first half of the seventeenth century.'

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ANTHROPOLOGY AND GEOGRAPHY

Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology

Ethnicity and Identity Seminars: education and the resolution of conflict

Amended notice

The following seminars will be held at 11 a.m. on Fridays in the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology.

The date of the seminar to be given by Mr Cohen was previously incorrectly notified as 1 November.

Conveners: S. Ardener, I. Fowler, and J. Webber.

M. COHEN, Board of Religious Jewish Education, United Synagogue, London
31 Oct..: `Reconstructing Jewish self-identification in post- Communist Hungary: the educational challenge.'

C. DWYER, UCL
7 Nov.: `Contesting Muslim identities: negotiations of difference for young British Muslim women.'

C. HARDMAN, Newcastle
14 Nov.: `Socialisation without rules: conflict or harmony in the new age.'

P. CAVE
21 Nov.: `Teaching the history of conflict in Japan.'

J. GREEN, Collingwood College, London
28 Nov.: `Education and the challenge to ethnicity and identity in Taos, New Mexico, USA.'

P. FERGUSON
5 Dec.: `Children of conflict: education for peace in northern Ghana.'

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CLINICAL MEDICINE

University Department of Clinical Pharmacology

The following seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Mondays in the Cairns Seminar Suite, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

DR J. BROTCHIE, Manchester
10 Nov.: `Modulation of neurotransmission in the basal ganglia: towards novel treatments for Parkinson's disease.'

DR A. OGILVIE, Cambridge
24 Nov.: `Genetic markers in affective disorders.'

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

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Graduate Seminar in Spanish Studies

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Basement Senior Common Room, the Taylor Institution.

Conveners: D.G. Pattison, MA, D.Phil., Reader in Spanish, and The Revd C.P. Thompson, MA, D.Phil., Faculty Lecturer in Spanish.

THE REVD DR PATTISON
4 Nov.: `Epic diction in clerecía verse: from imitation to parody.'

PROFESSOR L.P. HARVEY, King's College, London
11 Nov.: `Robinson Crusoe and his morisco boy Xury: some thoughts on Defoe and the Hispanic world.'

DR C.H. GRIFFIN
18 Nov.: `Sixteenth-century printing workers and the Inquisition.'

DR R.D.F. PRING-MILL
25 Nov.: `Laments for Che Guevara: revisiting the songs of the late 60s.'

PROFESSOR D. CARPENTER, Boston College, Massachusetts
2 Dec.: `The Libro del Alborayque: a seedbed of riddles, a hotbed of controversy.'

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Portuguese Graduate Seminar

MR HERMINIO MARTINS, St Antony's, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 6 November, in Room T11, 47 Wellington Square.

Convener: T.F. Earle, MA, D.Phil., King John II Professor of Portuguese Studies.

Subject: `Conceptions of the Luso-African- Brazilian world.'

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Jacob Burckhardt centenary lecture

PROFESSOR P.F. GANZ will deliver a Jacob Burckhardt centenary lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 17 November, in the Taylor Institution.

Subject: `Jacob Burckhardt and the study of the Middle Ages.'

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MUSIC

PROFESSOR REINHARD STROHM will lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Tuesday, 11 November, in the Denis Arnold Hall, the Music Faculty. The lecture is open to the public.

Subject: `Autonomy and context in the history of music.'

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ORIENTAL STUDIES

Lecture

PROFESSOR FUMIHIKO SUEKI, University of Tokyo, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 11 November, in Lecture Room 2, the Oriental Institute.

Conveners: R.F. Gombrich, MA, D.Phil., Boden Professor of Sanskrit, and I.J. McMullen, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in Japanese.

Subject: `How to change the paradigm of understanding Japanese Buddhism.'

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Topics in Ancient Near Eastern Studies and Egyptology

The following seminars will be held in Lecture Room 1, the Oriental Institute. With the exception of the meeting to be held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, 4 December, they will take place at 3 p.m. on Tuesdays.

Conveners: J.R. Baines, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Egyptology, J.A. Black, B.Phil., MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in Akkadian, and S. Dalley, MA, Senior Research Fellow, Somerville College.

MARC DEPAUW
4 Nov.: `A demotic family archive from the time of Alexander the Great.'

Discussion, introduced by DR DALLEY
11 Nov.: `Divination by casting lots.'

ROSEL PIENTKA, Marburg
2 Dec.: `The time of crisis in the Late Old Babylonian kingdom.'

KOENRAAD DONKER VAN HEEL, Leiden
4 Dec.: `Some unpublished Abnormal Hieratic papyrii in the Louvre.'

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Seminar on Jewish history and literature in the Graeco-Roman period: amended notice

The following seminars will be held at 2.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in Wolfson College. The title of the 2 December seminar has been altered from that given in the Gazette of 9 October (p. 132).

Convener: M.D. Goodman, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Jewish Studies.

PROFESSOR H. STEGEMANN, Göttingen
4 Nov.: `Qumran within the Judaisms of its time.'

DR Y. SHAHAR, Tel Aviv
11 Nov.: `The "Oikoumene" of Josephus as a theological and political term.'

DR M. BOCKMUEHL, Cambridge
18 Nov.: `Qumran soteriology.'

DR S. PEARCE, Southampton
25 Nov.: `Belonging and not belonging: local allegiances in Philo of Alexandria.'

DR M. WEITZMAN, University College, London
2 Dec.: `From biblical to rabbinic prayer.'

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SOCIAL STUDIES

DR A.D. SHEINGATE, Nuffield College, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 4 November, in the Chester Room, Nuffield College.

Conveners: B.E. Shafer, MA, Mellon Professor of American Government, and N.W. Polsby, MA, Olin Professor of American Government.

Subject: `American institutions and the politics of retrenchment.'

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The Chinese economy

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in Room 207, the Institute for Chinese Studies.

Convener: C. Lin, MA, D.Phil., Shaw Lecturer in the Economy of China.

DR YAO SHUJIE, Portsmouth
5 Nov.: `Township and village enterprises: developments in regional incomes and inequality.'

ZHANG ZHICHAO, CMCS, Oxford
12 Nov.: `The recent exchange rate liberalisation.'

DR GUO SHUQING, Secretary General, State Commission for Restructuring the Economic System, China
19 Nov.: `Financial sector reforms.'

DR DIG LO, SOAS, London
26 Nov.: `Alternative perspectives on China's nexus of foreign trade and ecnomic growth.'

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BODLEIAN LIBRARY

Oxford Seminars in Cartography 1997–8

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Schola Astronomiae et Rhetoricae, Schools Quadrangle, the Bodleian Library.

DR S. JOHNSTON
6 Nov.: `Plats and plots: cartography and design at sixteenth-century Dover.'

C. DELANO SMITH, Institute of Historical Research, London
19 Feb.: `Sight, memory, and maps in travelling since the Middle Ages.'

J. WOOLWAY
14 May: `Edmund Spenser and the culture of geography.'

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ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE UNIT

An all-day seminar on Oxford's environmental capability will be held on Tuesday, 18 November, 9.15 a.m.–5.30 p.m., in Rhodes House. Entry will be by ticket only. Tickets may be obtained from Ian Curtis, Environmental Change Unit, 5 South Parks Road, Oxford (e-mail: ian.curtis@ecu.ox.ac.uk).

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SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT STUDIES

Interdepartmental Finance Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 12.30 p.m. on Mondays in the Seminar Room, School of Management Studies, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

Conveners: A. Ljungqvist, H. Shin, and P. Willmott.

N. JOHNSON
3 Nov.: `Physics in finance: financial markets as complex dynamical systems.'

O. HANSCH, Birkbeck College, London
10 Nov.: `Preferencing, internalisation, best execution, and dealer profits.'

H. AHN
17 Nov.: `Optimal hedging strategies for mis-specified asset price models.'

N. NYBORG, London Business School
24 Nov.: `Bidder behaviour in multiple unit auctions: evidence from Swedish Treasury auctions.'

R. NUTTALL
1 Dec.: `Empirical study of the effect of the threat of takeover on UK company performance.'

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Other finance seminars

J. CABALLE will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Friday, 7 November, in Nuffield College. The subject of the seminar will be announced later.

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ALL SOULS COLLEGE

Inaugural Neill Lecture

Change of venue

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 Examination Schools.

Those wishing to attend are asked to note that the lecture will now be given in the Schools, and not in All Souls College.

Subject: `Judicial review: the tensions between the judiciary and the executive.'

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BRASENOSE COLLEGE

Programme in Hellenic Studies

The Greek economy and the European Community

The following seminars will be held in the Stocker Room, Brasenose College. The Michaelmas Term meetings will take place at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays; the Hilary Term meetings at 5 p.m. on Mondays. Details of two further meetings, on 2 February and 9 February, will be announced later.

Conveners: A.S. Courakis, MA, Fellow, Brasenose College, and G. Zis, Visiting Fellow in Hellenic Studies.

MR ZIS
4 Nov.: `Greek anti-inflation policy and the Maastricht Treaty.'

A. MITSOS, European Commission
11 Nov.: `Greece and the EU's structural (`cohesion') policies—a two-way relationship.'

T. PALASKAS, Panteios University, Athens, and QEH
18 Nov.: `Science and technology policy in Greece: reform and co-operation with Europe.'

H. LOURI, Athens University for Economics and Business Studies
25 Nov.: `Growth and survival of Greek firms.'

G. ZANIAS, Athens University for Economics and Business Studies
2 Dec.: `Greek agriculture in the European Community.'

H. STAMATOPOULOS, Ionian Bank
19 Jan.: `Greek banking: developments and challenges.'

G. ALOGOSKOUFIS, Greek Parliament
26 Jan.: `Greece's convergence—real and nominal.'

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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 Zimbabwe, 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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LADY MARGARET HALL

Canada Seminars

STANLEY H. HARTT, Chairman, Salomon Brothers, Canada, will give a seminar at 5.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 5 November, in Lady Margaret Hall. Further information may be obtained from Mrs Ruth Martin (telephone: Oxford (2)74302, e-mail: ruth.martin@lmh.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `The origins of the separatist movement in Quebec and the outlook for Canadian unity.'

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ST ANNE'S COLLEGE

Hoskins Lecture

DR J. BARRY, University of Exeter, will deliver the Hoskins Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 18 November, in the Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's College.

The annual lecture, on some aspect of local history, has been generously endowed by the late Mrs Jean Duffield.

Subject: `Transport: the parish in danger? Challenges and responses in England c.1640–1800.'

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Asian Studies Centre

Huang Hsing Foundation Distinguished Lecture in Asian Studies

PROFESSOR R. SMITH, SOAS, will deliver the Huang Hsing Foundation Distinguished Lecture in Asian Studies at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 4 November, in the New Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Subject: `Visions of the future: east Asia in 1943 and 1993.'

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WOLFSON COLLEGE

Annual Ronald Syme Lecture

PROFESSOR STEPHEN MITCHELL, Swansea, will deliver the annual Ronald Syme Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 6 November, in the Hall, Wolfson College. The lecture will be open to the public.

Subject: `Jews, Christians, and the Roman aristocracy in the first century AD.'

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CAMPION HALL

Martin D'Arcy Special Lecture

PROFESSOR R. GIRARD, Stanford, will deliver a Martin D'Arcy Special Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 5 November, in the Examination Schools. All are welcome.

Subject: `Violence, victims, and Christianity.' Professor Girard will deliver a second lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Thursday, 6 November, in the Maison Française.

Subject: ` "Poor sacrifices of our enmity": love and violence in Romeo and Juliet.'

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WESTMINSTER COLLEGE

Spirituality imprisoned

Two lectures will be given on this theme on Saturday, 8 November, in Westminster College. The cost of entrance is £5 per lecture (lunch £7.50 extra). Applications should be addressed to the Religious Experience Research Centre, Westminster College, Oxford OX2 9AT (telephone: Oxford 243006).

This notice replaces that published in the Gazette of 16 October (p. 199).

10.30 a.m.: CHERRY GOULD, who has multiple sclerosis.

2.30 p.m.: SISTER ELAINE MACINNES, Director of the Prison Phoenix Trust, delivers the Alister Hardy Lecture on the work of the Trust among prisoners.

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TRANSLATION RESEARCH IN OXFORD

Translation or adaptation?

This meeting will be held on Saturday, 1 November, in St Hugh's College.

Registration requests should be directed to E. McMorran, St Hugh's College (telephone: Oxford (2)74996). The registration fee is £12 (students £3); lunch £7.

K. MCLEISH, author, translator, and editor
10 a.m.: `Translation and adaptation.'

I. GALBRAITH, Wiesbaden
10.45 a.m.: `Finding f****** words: constructing a German stage milieu for Irvine Welsh's Trainspotting.'

W. WILLIAMS
12 noon: `The perils of Lulu.'

D. KINLOCH, Strathclyde
2 p.m.: `Songs of the flute- bone: Scots translation of Michel Tremblay.'

M. SORRELL, University of Exeter
2.45 p.m.: `The health freak: Molière's hypochondriac for our times.'

J. PROUD, Plymouth
4 p.m.: `Le Philinte de Molière ou La Suite du Misanthrope: Fabre d'Eglantine, Molière, and the stage–time continuum.'

L. MAZDON, Southampton
4.30 p.m.: `Hollywood remake of French cinema.'

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