Lectures

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INAUGURAL LECTURE

Professor of Statistical Science

PROFESSOR PETER DONNELLY will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 7 December, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Modelling genes.'

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FORD'S LECTURES IN BRITISH HISTORY

Use and delight: environmental history in Northern England since 1600

PROFESSOR T.C. SMOUT, Historiographer Royal of Scotland and Director, the Institute for Environmental History, University of St Andrews, will deliver the Ford's Lectures in British History at 5 p.m. on Fridays in Hilary Term, in the Examination Schools.

22 Jan.: `Use and delight: continuity and change in attitude to nature.'

29 Jan. : `Woods of imagination and reality.'

5 Feb. : `Making and using the soil.'

12 Feb. : `Commanding the waters.'

19 Feb. : `The fragile hill.'

26 Feb. : `The quarrel over the countryside.'

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ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM

Public lecture

DR JON WHITELEY, Senior Assistant Keeper, Department of Western Art, will deliver a public lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 9 December, in the Headley Lecture Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum.

This lecture is given to mark the generous support by the Heritage Lottery Fund of the Ashmolean's purchase of Ingres's portrait of C.R. Cockerell, architect of the Ashmolean Museum. There is no charge for admission.

Subject: `Ingres, Cockerell, and the English colony in Rome.'

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WELLCOME UNIT FOR THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE

History of tropical medicine and infectious diseases

EMERITUS PROFESSOR W. PETERS, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, and DR H. POWER, Liverpool, will give a seminar in this series at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, 8 December, in the Seminar Room, the Wellcome Unit, 47 Banbury Road. The seminar is given in association with Green College.

Convener: Dr M. Malowany (telephone: (2)74600, e-mail: maureen.malowany@wuhmo.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `Drug resistance in the tropics.'

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GREEN COLLEGE

Green College Lectures 1999

Genes

The Green College Lectures will be given at 6 p.m. on the following Mondays in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

DR JAMES WATSON, Nobel Prize winner, and President, Cold Spring Harbour Laboratory, New York
18 Jan.: `From the double helix to the Human Genome Project.'

PROFESSOR BRYAN SYKES
25 Jan.: `The genetic origins of man.'

PROFESSOR ADRIAN HILL
1 Feb.: `Genetics and infection: why are some of us susceptible?'

PROFESSOR PETER HARPER, Professor of Medical Genetics, University of Wales College of Medicine
8 Feb.: `Genetic testing: prospects and problems.'

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LINACRE COLLEGE

Linacre Lectures 1999

The peopling of Britain: the shaping of a human landscape

The ninth series of the Linacre Lectures will be given at 5.15 p.m. on the following Thursdays in Lecture Theatre A, the Zoology/Psychology Building, South Parks Road (the St Cross Road entrance is to be used).

PROFESSOR C. GAMBLE, Southampton
21 Jan.: `Early beginnings.' (Discussant: Dr C. Stringer, British Museum)

ROFESSOR P. MELLARS, Cambridge
28 Jan.: `Homo sapiens.' (Discussant: Dr A. Sherratt)

PROFESSOR A. WHITTLE, Wales
4 Feb.: `Advent of agriculture.' (Discussant: Lord Renfrew, Cambridge)

PROFESSOR B. CUNLIFFE
11 Feb.: `Tribes and empires.' (Discussant: Professor M. Millett, Durham)

DR H. HÄRKE, Reading
18 Feb.: `Saxon kings and Norse warriors.' (Discussant: Sir Walter Bodmer)

DR R. SMITH, Cambridge
25 Feb.: `Plagues and populations.' (Discussant: Dr P. Slack)

SIR TONY WRIGLEY, Cambridge
4 Mar.: `Country and town: farmers, labourers, craftsmen, manufacturers, merchants.' (Discussant: Dr J. Langton)

PROFESSOR C. PEACH
11 Mar.: `Empire, the economy, and industry.' (Discussant: Sir Robert May, Office of Science and Technology)

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WOLFSON COLLEGE

Other Oxfords

PROFESSOR JON STALLWORTHY will read from Singing School, a fragment of autobiography, and Rounding the Horn: Collected Poems, at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, 9 December, in the Buttery, Wolfson College. Tickets are not required for admission. Enquiries may be made to Oxford (2)74103.

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