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CHERWELL-SIMON MEMORIAL LECTURE 1999

PROFESSOR CARL E. WIEMAN, University of Colorado, will deliver the Cherwell-Simon Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Friday, 11 June, in Lecture Theatre A, Zoology/Psychology Building, South Parks Road.

Subject: `Bose–Einstein condensation: revealing the quantum world using ultra-low temperatures.'

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BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Department of Plant Sciences: amended notice

The time of the talk by Dr B. Juniper, to be given on Thursday, 17 June, has been changed from 4 p.m. to 3 p.m. The notice concerning the Department of Plant Sciences which appeared in the Gazette of 22 April (p. 1054) is accordingly amended.

Convener: S.A. Hill, MA, University Lecturer in Plant Science.

Subject: `Forty interesting years.'

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CLINICAL MEDICINE

Seminars in Public Health and Epidemiology

The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays. With the exception of the 22 June meeting, which will take place in the CTSU Seminar Room, the Harkness Building, the seminars will be held in the Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green College.

DR M. MURPHY
8 June: `The unintended consequences of sub- fertility treatment.'

DR R. TURNER
15 June: `Clinical and epidemiological aspects of the UK Prospective Diabetes Study.'

DR C. DAVIES
22 June: `Why do we need large trials in psychiatry?'

J. ARMITAGE and S. LEWINGTON
29 June: `Cholesterol epidemiology and trials.'

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CLINICAL MEDICINE, PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

DR S. NAKIELNY, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of Pennsylvania, will lecture at 12 noon on Friday, 18 June, in the Lecture Theatre, the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology.

Convener: H. Waldmann, BM, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Pathology.

Subject: `Molecules and mechanisms of nucleocytoplasmic transport.'


PROFESSOR I. MELLMAN, Newton-Abraham Visiting Professor 1998–9, will lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Thursday, 1 July, in the Lecture Theatre, the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology.

Convener: H. Waldmann, BM, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Pathology.

Subject: `The cell biology of dendritic cells.'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Russian Graduate Seminar: commemoration of the bicentenary of the birth of Alexander Pushkin

DR T.J. BINYON will give a talk at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 10 June, in Lecture Room 2, the Taylor Institution.

Conveners: C.H.M. Kelly, MA, D.Phil., Reader in Russian, and G.S. Smith, MA, D.Litt., Professor of Russian.

Subject: `Pushkin, Griboedov, and the Journey to Erzerum: a biographer's ramblings.'

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DEPARTMENT OF BIOCHEMISTRY

Rodney Porter Memorial Lecture

SIR JOHN GURDON, Chairman, Institute of Cancer and Developmental Biology, Cambridge, will deliver the second Rodney Porter Memorial Lecture at 4 p.m. on Thursday, 10 June, in the University Museum of Natural History. The lecture will be followed by a champagne reception. Further details may be obtained from Pauline Rudd (telephone: (2)75340), Fran Platt (telephone: (2)75725), or Kieran Clarke (telephone: (2)75255).

Subject: `From clones to signals: the redirection of cell fate.'

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SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL

Interdepartmental Finance Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 12.30 p.m. on Fridays in the Seminar Room, the Said Business School, the Radcliffe Infirmary. Further information may be obtained from Elaine Durham, the Said Business School, George Street, Oxford OX1 2BE (telephone: Oxford (2)88650, e-mail: elaine.durham@sbs.ox.ac.uk).

Conveners: Clara Raposo (Said Business School), Hyun Shin (Economics), and Paul Wilmott (Mathematics).

D. CHAPMAN, Texas
4 June: `The costs of portfolio constraints.'

J. DOW, London Business School
11 June: `The cost of debt for a financial firm.'

J. EDWARDS, Cambridge
18 June: `Ownership concentration and share valuation in Germany.'

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UNIVERSITY COUNSELLING SERVICE

Annual Conference

Self-harm or self-heal?

The conference will be held on Thursday, 17 June, in St Catherine's College, with the following speakers. Further details and an application form may be obtained from the Conference Secretary, University Counselling Service, 11 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2HY (telephone: Oxford (2)70300).

DR R. HALE, Consultant Psychiatrist, Tavistock Clinic, and Director, the Portman Clinic: `Who is killing whom?—the dynamics of self-harm.'

ELLEN NOONAN, Head of the Counselling Section, Faculty for Continuing Education, Birkbeck College, London: `Surviving rage: a therapeutic encounter.'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR SOCIO-LEGAL STUDIES

DR SUSANA MARTINEZ MONEDERO, Counsel, European Parliament and the European Commission, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 11 June, in the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Wolfson College. The meeting will be chaired by Professor Denis Galligan.

Subject: `The global information society—new technologies and their influence on cultural policy: Europe and Spain.'

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Visitors' seminar series

The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Fridays in the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies.

MR J. CORNWELL, Senior Partner, Dawson Cornwell & Co., London
4 June: `Pensions on divorce.'

PROFESSOR S. ZIFCAK, Deputy Chair, International Commission of Jurists (Australian Section), and Associate Professor, La Trobe University
11 June: `Globalism or imperialism: analysing the International Commission of Jurists' human rights mission to Indonesia.'

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The globalisation challenge to transnational law?

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays in the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies.

PROFESSOR DR M. GALANTER, Wisconsin-Madison
7 June: `Law's elusive problem: learning from Bhopal.'

PROFESSOR DR Y. DEZALAY, Centre de Recherches Interdisciplinaires de Vaucresson
8 June: `Constructing a new global hegemony: economists and the `Washington consensus'.'

PROFESSOR L. FRIEDMAN, Stanford
14 June: `Sociology of transnational law revisited.'

PROFESSOR V. GESSNER, Bremen
15 June: `Sociology of global law.'

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Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy

Contemporary research in media law and policy

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies.

F. BURNETT, University of Westminster
9 June: `Journal publishing in the electronic era: copyright practices and the dissemination of scientific information.'

DR C. JONES, Oklahoma
16 June: `The evolution of media concentration in the US: pluralism and commercial broadcasting.'

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

European Studies Centre

PROFESSOR GABRIEL GORODETSKY, Tel Aviv, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 10 June, in the Seminar Room, 70 Woodstock Road.

Convener: T.J. Garton Ash, MA, Kurt A. Korber Fellow, St Antony's College.

Subject: `Grand delusion: Stalin and the German invasion of Russia.'

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Latin American Centre

Astor Visiting Lecture

ABRAHAM LOWENTHAL, University of Southern California and Pacific Council on Foreign Relations, will lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Thursday, 10 June, in the Latin American Centre, 1 Church Walk. The meeting will be chaired by Professor Neil MacFarlane, and the discussants will be Dr Andrew Hurrell and Mr Laurence Whitehead.

Subject: `United States and Latin America at the century's end.'

Other lectures

PHILIP MCLEAN, British Ambassador in Cuba 1994–8, will lecture at 3.30 p.m. on Friday, 11 June, in the Latin American Centre, 1 Church Walk.

Subject: `Cuba in the 1990s.'


GENERAL JOAQUIN CUADRA LACAYO, Jefe del Ejercito Nacional de Nicaragua, will lecture at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, 29 June, in the Latin American Centre, 1 Church Walk.

Subject: `La reforma de los ejercitos centroamericanos y el proceso de reconversion del ejercito popular Sandinista a Ejercito Nacional de Nicaragua.'

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Middle East Centre

George Antonius Lecture

GHASSAN TUENI will deliver the twenty-fourth George Antonius Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 17 June, in the New Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Subject: `The press in Lebanon: fifty years of liberty and turbulence.'

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SOCIETY FOR THE HISTORY OF MEDIEVAL TECHNOLOGY AND SCIENCE

PROFESSOR JAMES ALLAN, Keeper of Eastern Art, Ashmolean Museum, will give a lecture at 2.30 p.m. on Saturday, 12 June, in the Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 47 Banbury Road. All are welcome.

Subject: `The traditional steelworking industry of Iran.'

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