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WINCHESTER LECTURE IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS 1998

PROFESSOR K. WALTZ, Adjunct Professor, Columbia University, will deliver the Winchester Lecture in International Relations at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 20 October, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Realism after the Cold War.'

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WEIDENFELD VISITING PROFESSOR OF EUROPEAN COMPARATIVE LITERATURE 1998–9

The story begins: studying the opening sections of masterpieces in literature

PROFESSOR AMOS OZ, Professor of Hebrew Literature, Ben Gurion University of Negev, Israel, and Weidenfeld Visiting Professor of Comparative European Literature 1998–9, will lecture on the following Mondays and Thursdays in the Examination Schools.

Professor Oz will also give seminars at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 20 October, and Tuesday, 27 October, in Lecture Room 1, St Anne's College.

12 Oct.: `But what actually existed before the Big Bang?'

15 Oct.: `On the beginning of Effie Briest by Theodore Fontane.'

19 Oct.: `On the beginning of In the Prime of Her Life by S.Y. Agnon.'

22 Oct.: `On the beginning of The Nose by Nikolai Gogol.'

26 Oct.: `On the beginning of A Country Doctor by Franz Kafka.'

29 Oct.: `On the beginning of Rothschild's Fiddle by Anton Chekhov.'

2 Nov.: `On the beginning of The Autumn of the Patriarch by G. Garcia Marquez.'

5 Nov.: `On the beginning of Nobody Said Anything by Raymond Carver.'

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CAMERON MACKINTOSH LECTURES

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College.

PROFESSOR THELMA HOLT and YUKIO NINAGAWA
30 Oct.: Conversation with Michael Billington.

PROFESSOR THELMA HOLT and Sir Peter Hall
20 Nov.: `Theatre—where the imagination lives.'

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CLINICAL MEDICINE

The following lectures will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Seminar Room, the Department of Psychiatry, the Warneford Hospital.

Convener: G.M. Goodwin, BM, MA, D.Phil., Handley Professor of Psychiatry.

DR T. TURNER, St Bartholomew's Hospital
13 Oct.: `Whatever happened to community care?'

PROFESSOR D. SKUSE, Great Ormond Street Hospital, London
20 Oct.: `Genes, cognition, and behaviour: sexual dimorphism and the mysterious role of the X chromosome.'

PROFESSOR S. LEWIS, Withington Hospital, Manchester
17 Nov.: `New psychological treatments for schizophrenia—do they work?'

PROFESSOR S. BRANDON, Royal Infirmary, Leicester
1 Dec.: `Recovered memories of childhood sexual abuse: the nature of the controversy syndrome.'

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Nuffield Department of Surgery

The following seminars will be held at the times indicated on Tuesdays in the Seminar Room, the Nuffield Department of Surgery, Level 6, the John Radcliffe Hospital.

D. DRAGUN, Max Delbruch Centre for Molecular Medicine, Berlin
6 Oct., 1 p.m.: `ICAM-1 antisense oligonucleotides block ischaemic injury in long-term surviving kidney allografts.'

K. CHANNON
13 Oct., 5 p.m.: `Gene transfer in vein graft atherosclerosis.'

N. BORLEY
20 Oct., 5 p.m.: `Are there two types of Crohn's disease?'

A. HANDA
27 Oct., 6 p.m.: `After aspirin? Anti-platelet agents in peripheral vascular disease.'

T. COOK
3 Nov., 5 p.m: `Properties and pharmacology of the anal sphincter.'

S. DEMEESTER, Johns Hopkins Fellow
10 Nov., 5 p.m.: `Mechanisms of cell death in organ failure.'

P. GARSIDE, Glasgow
17 Nov., 1 p.m.: `Revealing T and B lymphocyte interactions in vivo.'

S. ANDERTON, Bristol
24 Nov., 1 p.m.: `Peptide-inducing T cell tolerance in autoimmunity.'

D. ADAMS, Birmingham
8 Dec., 1 p.m.: `Tissue specific signals that regulate lymphocyte recruitment to the human liver.'

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Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

A meeting will be held on Tuesday, 13 October, in the Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Level 3, the Women's Centre, the John Radcliffe Hospital.

DR C. HARPER, Alec Turnbull Family Planning Clinic, Oxford
2 p.m.: `Mirena IUD.'

MR R. GARRY, South Cleveland Hospital, Middlesbrough
3 p.m.: `Radical excision of advanced endometriosis.'

MR S. THORNTON, Park Hospital, Nottingham
4 p.m.: `Frontiers in managing male infertility.'

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Diabetes Research Laboratories: Clinical Endocrine and Metabolic Meetings

The following meetings will be held at 12.45 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Committee Room, Green College.

DR L. YOUNGMAN and MS S. CLARK
14 Oct.: `Large-scale clinical and epidemiological studies—novel laboratory solutions.'

DR M. WALKER
21 Oct.: `Type II diabetes in families—a complicated affair.'

PROFESSOR P. STEWART
28 Oct.: `Endocine hypertension.'

PROFESSOR A. WINDER
4 Nov.: To be announced.

DR J. POULTON
11 Nov.: `Microchondrial DNA diseases and diabetes.'

PROFESSOR P. BAYLISS
18 Nov.: `Diabetes insipidus.'

PROFESSOR C. COOPER
25 Nov.: `The epidemiology of osteoporosis.'

DR A. NEIL
2 Dec.: To be announced.

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PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Theoretical Physics Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Fridays in the Nuclear Physics Lecture Theatre.

Convener: D. Sherrington, MA, Wykeham Professor of Physics.

PROFESSOR SIR M. BERRY, Bristol
16 Oct.: `Quantum indistinguishability.'

PROFESSOR M.F. THORPE, Michigan State and Delft
30 Oct.: `Rigidity and floppy modes in glasses and proteins.'

PROFESSOR G. KARL, Guelph, Canada
13 Nov.: `The classical limit of the Schrodinger variational principle.'

DR N. KALOPER, Stanford
27 Nov.: `Pre-Big Bang: the good, the bad, and the ugly.'

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Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory: Theoretical Chemistry Group Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the New Chemistry Laboratory Seminar Room.

Details of the RSC Young Medallists' Symposium, to be held on 16 November, are given below.

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

PROFESSOR R. EVANS, Bristol
12 Oct.: `Phase behaviour of hard-sphere mixtures: the role of the entropic depletion potential.'

DR J. JONES
19 Oct.: `Quantum computing with nmr.'

DR H.H. FIELDING, King's College, London
26 Oct.: `Rydberg electron dynamics.'

DR G. RAJAGOPAL, Cambridge
2 Nov.: `Quantum Monte Carlo simulations for real systems.'

DR P.L.A. POPELIER, UMIST
9 Nov.: `Molecular atoms.'

DR G. JACKSON, Imperial College, London
23 Nov.: `Understanding the effect of hydrogen bonding and dipolar interactions in liquid crystalline systems.'

DR D.J. WALES, Cambridge
30 Nov.: `Global analysis of potential energy surfaces: from high resolution spectroscopy to glasses and protein folding.'

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Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory: RSC Young Medallists' Symposium

This symposium will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, 16 November, in the PTCL Lecture Theatre.

SIR HARRY KROTO
2 p.m.: `The new round world of flat materials.'

DR D.E. MANOLOPOULOS
2.45 p.m.: `Interlayer interactions in graphite and carbon nanotubes.'

DR S.D. PRICE
4 p.m.: `Interactions of dications with atoms, molecules, and photons.'

DR M. WILSON
4.45 p.m.: ` "Covalent" effects in "ionic" materials.'

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Department of Materials: Hirsch Lecture

PROFESSOR M.F. ASHBY, Cambridge, will deliver the second Hirsch Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 9 October, in the Main Lecture Theatre, the University Museum of Natural History.

Subject: `The engineering science of cellular solids.'

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Physical Earth Science Seminars: amended notice

The following seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Fridays in the coffee room, the Department of Earth Sciences.

This list replaces that published in the Gazette of 24 September, p. 12. The first meeting given in that listing (9 October) has been cancelled.

Convener: N. Mitchell, Department of Earth Sciences.

E. YOUNG
16 Oct.: `Oxygen reservoirs in the early solar nebula—evidence from laser microprobe analyses of oxygen isotopes in CAIs.'

R. HOLME, Edinburgh
23 Oct.: `Electromagnetic core–mantle coupling.'

H. DAVIES, Liverpool
30 Oct.: `Are some intermediate depth earthquakes related to subduction magmatism by hydraulic fractures?'

M.M. FLIEDNER, Cambridge
6 Nov.: `Structure of the southern Sierra Nevada of California—upper-crustal remnant of a Mesozoic magmatic arc and possible asthenospheric support.'

D. CHAYES, Lamond–Doherty Earth Observatory, and R. ANDERSON, US Navy Artic Submarine Laboratory
13 Nov.: `Seafloor characterisation and mapping pods (SCAMP)—a system for geophysical research in the Arctic.'

S. SINGH, Cambridge
20 Nov.: `Seismic evidence for magmatic segmentation, cooling, crystallisation and hydrothermal circulation in an axial magma chamber at the East Pacific Rise.'

A. WATTS
27 Nov.: `Observations of flexure and the viscoelastic properties of the lithosphere.'

K. GALLAGHER, Imperial College
4 Dec.: `The long-term evolution of passive margin topography.'

P. ORR, University College, Galway
11 Dec.: `Soft-tissue preservation in the fossil record: processes and implications.'

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PSYCHOLOGICAL STUDIES

The following seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Weiskrantz Room (C.113), the Department of Experimental Psychology.

Conveners: S.D. Iversen, MA, Professor of Psychology, and P.E. Bryant, MA, Watts Professor of Psychology.

DR W. TUNMER, Massey University, New Zealand
6 Oct.: `The effects of rime-based orthographic analogy training on the word recognition skills of children with severe reading difficulties.' (McDonnell–Pew Seminar)

PROFESSOR M. JOHNSTON, St Andrews
13 Oct.: `Integrating medical and psychological models of disability.' (McDonnell–Pew Seminar)

DR D. BISHOP, Cambridge
20 Oct.: `The role of auditory temporal deficits in causing specific language impairment in children.'

PROFESSOR C. MCMANUS, UCL
27 Oct.: `Why are most people right-handed, but a few are left-handed?'

DR M. GATTIS, Sheffield
3 Nov.: `Mapping conceptual and spatial schemas.'

DR J. RUSSELL, Cambridge
10 Nov.: `Executive dysfunctions in autism: their nature and significance.'

DR J. BLAIR, UCL
17 Nov.: `Developmental and acquired psychopathy.'

PROFESSOR L. MALONEY, New York
24 Nov.: `Measurement and modelling of cue combination.' (McDonnell–Pew Seminar)

PROFESSOR T. NUNES, Institute of Education, London
1 Dec.: `Predicting and promoting deaf children's development in numeracy.'

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Royal Society Ferrier Lecture

PROFESSOR J.-P. CHANGEUX, Collège de France and Institut Pasteur, Paris, will deliver the Royal Society Ferrier Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Friday, 16 October, in Lecture Theatre A, the Department of Experimental Psychology.

Subject: `The nicotinic acetylcholine receptor and synaptic plasticity.'

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SOCIAL STUDIES

New Issues in International Security: seminar with visiting speakers

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Old Library, All Souls College.

Conveners: Sir John Coles, MA, Dr A. Hurrell, MA, M.Phil., D.Phil., Professor R. O'Neill, MA, D.Phil., and Professor A. Roberts, MA.

DR M. KALDOR, Sussex
16 Oct.: `New and old wars.'

PROFESSOR N. MYERS
23 Oct.: `Environment and security.'

DR J. PILAT, International Institute for Strategic Studies, London
30 Oct.: `Emerging terrorist threats: continuity and change.'

DR F. VARESE
6 Nov.: `Crime and mafias.'

PROFESSOR Y. EVRON, Tel Aviv, and PROFESSOR O'NEILL
13 Nov.: `Proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.'

DR J. CHIPMAN, IISS, London
20 Nov.: `The security implications of economic crises.'

PROFESSOR L. FREEDMAN, King's College, London
27 Nov.: `War in the information age.'

THE CONVENERS
4 Dec.: Conclusions.

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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL STUDIES

Research Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in Lecture Room 1, the Department of Educational Studies.

PROFESSOR G. KRESS, London
12 Oct.: `Representation, learning, and knowledge.'

PROFESSOR J. CALDERHEAD, Bath
19 Oct.: `Images of teaching: their relevance for the professional development of student teachers.'

DR J. MELLANBY
26 Oct.: `Identification and remediation of under-achievement in secondary school.'

PROFESSOR S. BROWN, Stirling
9 Nov.: `Accessing how staff in special needs schools make sense of what they do.'

PROFESSOR R. PRING
16 Nov.: `Educational research: facing the criticism.'

PROFESSOR J. ELLIOTT, East Anglia
23 Nov.: `Environment education and school development: perspectives from the OECD's "Environment and Schools Initiative" project.'

DR K. BACCHUS, Aga Khan University
30 Nov.: `The re-professionalisation of practising teachers.'

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Centre for Comparative Studies in Education

Aspects of the Education Systems of the United Kingdom

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in Lecture Room 1, the Department of Educational Studies.

Convener: D.G. Phillips, MA, D.Phil., Reader in Comparative Education.

PROFESOR D. RAFFE, Edinburgh
13 Oct.: `Investigating the education systems of the United Kingdom.'

DR S. GORARD, Cardiff
20 Oct.: `For England see Wales: the distinctiveness and similarities of education in England and Wales.'

DR D. MATHESON, Nene University College, Northampton
27 Oct.: `Scottish education: myths and mists.'

PROFESSOR S. DUNN, Ulster
3 Nov.: `Northern Ireland: the influence of violent conflict.'

DR C. BROCK
10 Nov.: `Education in the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands: issues of scale and dependency.'

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INSTITUTE OF HEALTH SCIENCES

The following research seminars will be held at 12.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Teaching Suite, the Institute of Health Sciences (ground floor).

Medical student presentations will be held in place of the usual seminar on 22 October (from 1 p.m.).

Conveners: Susanna Graham-Jones, Martin Lawrence, and Michael Goldacre.

PROFESSOR D. MANT, Department of Primary Health Care
1 Oct.: `First day blues.'

T. LAMBERT, Unit of Health-Care Epidemiology
8 Oct.: `The disappearing doctor? Measuring the loss of qualified doctors from medicine.'

PROFESSOR D. DUNT, Melbourne
15 Oct.: `Do community based programmes aiming at improving physical activity have a future?' (IHS Guest Lecture)

DR R. LEHMAN, Department of Primary Health Care
29 Oct.: `The dilemma of heart failure: some Banbury observations.'

C. SHULTZ, Department of Public Health
5 Nov.: `Puberty: a risky time for children with diabetes.'

DR S. STEWART-BROWN, Health Services Research Unit
12 Nov.: `Emotional distress—a risk factor to rival social inequalities?'

PROFESSOR D. EVANS, Otago
19 Nov.: `Medicine as a form of social control.' (IHS Guest Lecture)

DR M. MOHER and the ASSIST Collaborators, Department of Primary Health Care
26 Nov.: `How to ASSIST primary care.'

DR M. MURPHY and DR D. WHITEMAN, ICRF General Practice Research Group
3 Dec.: `Folate, NTDs, heart disease, and cancer.'

DR L. DAVIDSON, National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit
10 Dec.: `Developing multidisciplinary research at the NPEU.'

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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 Yarnton Manor. The 14 October and 21 October meetings will be held in the Long Gallery; subsequent meetings will be held in the Common Room.

AMOS OZ, Weidenfeld Visiting Professor of Comparative European Literature, and DR N. DE LANGE, Cambridge
14 Oct.: Readings in Hebrew and English from the novels of Amos Oz.

SIR MARTIN GILBERT, CBE
21 Oct.: `Is there a specific Jewish contribution to the twentieth century?' (Inaugural lecture: David Patterson Lecture Series)

DR N. SOLOMON
28 Oct.: Book launch: Historical Dictionary of Jewish Religion (Scarecrow Press).

RABBI DR ALBERT H. FRIEDLANDER, Leo Baeck College
4 Nov.: `Leo Baeck in retrospect.' (David Patterson Lecture Series)

DR A. KUSHNER, Southampton
11 Nov.: `Asylum and refugees in the twentieth century.' (David Patterson Lecture Series)

DR G. ABRAMSON
18 Nov.: Book launch: Drama and Ideology in Modern Israel (Cambridge University Press).

DR A. RAPPOPORT-ALBERT, University College, London
25 Nov.: `Why did women play no part in Jewish mystical tradition?' (David Patterson Lecture Series)

PROFESSOR Z. GITELMAN, Michigan
2 Dec.: `Conceptions of Jewishness among contemporary Russian and Ukrainian Jews.' (David Patterson Lecture Series)

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NISSAN INSTITUTE OF JAPANESE STUDIES

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

DR KEIKO TANAKA
16 Oct.: `Images of men in Japanese men's magazines.'

I. HALL, author of Cartels of the Mind
23 Oct.: `Journalism and the universities in Japan: closed shop versus globalisation.'

PROFESSOR R. DRIFTE, Newcastle
30 Oct.: `Japan's quest for a permanent UN Security Council seat: a matter of pride, justice, or what?'

PROFESSOR MARI SAKO
6 Nov.: `The development of components suppliers' capabilities in the car industry in Japan.'

DR C. HOOD, Sheffield
13 Nov.: `Japan's next generation: Nakasone's legacy and the effects of the education reform process.'

DR KONGDAN OH and DR R. HASSIG, Oh and Hassig, Pacific Rim Consulting
20 Nov.: `Keeping peace in the neighbourhood: what can Japan do about Korea?' (In conjunction with Asian Studies Centre, St Antony's)

PROFESSOR S. LAWSON, East Anglia
27 Nov.: `Culture and international politics: Japan and the Asia–Pacific.'

DR KWEKU AMPIAH, Stirling
4 Dec.: `Anglo-Japanese co-operation in Africa in the early post-war period.'

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ST CATHERINE'S COLLEGE

Inaugural Sir Patrick Nairne Lecture

The first of a series of annual lectures to commemorate the Mastership (1981–8) of the Rt. Hon. Sir Patrick Nairne, GCB, MC, MA, will be held at 5 p.m. on Friday, 16 October, in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College.

The first lecture will be `The future of broadcasting', a conversation between SIR JOHN BIRT and MELVYN BRAGG. The audience will then be invited to participate.

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WESTMINSTER COLLEGE

Wesley and Methodist Studies Centre

Graduate Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 6.30 p.m. on Wednesdays (unless otherwise indicated below) in the Church and International House, Westminster College. The series will continue in Hilary Term.

A. MOSLEY
30 Sept.: `Oral records project—missionary register.'

D. TRANTER
28 Oct.: `John Henderson—tormented genius.'

Day conference
Sat. 7 Nov.: `Methodism and the arts.'

K. KINGHORN
2 Dec.: `American Methodism in the light of its British legacy.'

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SOCIETY FOR THE HISTORY OF MEDIEVAL TECHNOLOGY AND SCIENCE

PHILIP WALKER, President of the Tool and Trades History Society, will give an illustrated lecture at 2.45 p.m. on Saturday, 10 October, in the Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 10 Banbury Road. All are welcome.

Subject: `Nuremberg Books: illustrated registers of retired craftsmen who entered two charitable almshouses during the late fourteenth century.'

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