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INAUGURAL LECTURE

Peter Moores Professor of Management Studies

PROFESSOR COLIN MAYER will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 18 February, in the Examination Schools. The Vice-Chancellor will be present, and the lecture will be followed by a reception at the Schools (telephone for further information: (2)88654).

Subject: `Firm control.'

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GRINFIELD LECTURES ON THE SEPTUAGINT

The Septuagint at the dawn of the third millennium

PROFESSOR EUGENE ULRICH, John A. O'Brien Professor of Hebrew Scriptures, University of Notre Dame, will deliver the first series of his Grinfield Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Examination Schools. Each lecture will be followed by discussion.

Wed. 3 Mar.: `The origins and nature of the Septuagint.'

Thur. 4 Mar.: `The Septuagint in the Dead Sea Scrolls.'

Fri. 5 Mar.: `The Septuagint translation of Isaiah.'

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SPEAKER'S LECTURES IN BIBLICAL STUDIES

Theory of primitive Christian religion (II)

PROFESSOR DR GERD THEISSEN, Professor of New Testament Theology, University of Heidelberg, will deliver his second series of Speaker's Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Examination Schools.

The ritual sign language of primitive Christian religion

Tue. 23 Feb.: `The origin of the primitive Christian sacraments from symbolic actions.'

Wed. 24 Feb.: `The sacrificial interpretation of the death of Jesus and the end of sacrifice.'


The autonomy of primitive Christian religion

Thur. 25 Feb.: `Primitive Christian religion develops an autonomous sign world.'

Mon. 1 Mar.: `The Gospel of John: the autonomy of the Christian sign world is brought to consciousness.'

Tue. 2 Mar.: `Primitive Christianity.'


Summary and final considerations

Wed. 3 Mar.: `The construction and plausibility of the primitive Christian religion.'

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J.W. JENKINSON MEMORIAL LECTURE

DR D. SOLTER, Max-Planck Institute of Immunobiology, Freiburg, will deliver a Jenkinson Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 15 February, in Lecture Theatre A, the Zoology/Psychology Building. Tickets are not required for admission.

Subject: `Maternal messages—how to read them, and what do they tell?'

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RADHAKRISHNAN MEMORIAL LECTURES 1998–9

Poetry, mantra, silence: a South Indian perspective

PROFESSOR DAVID SHULMAN will conclude the Radhakrishnan Memorial Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Examination Schools.

Mon. 8 Feb.: `Words and selves.'

Wed. 10 Feb.: `Marking and memory.'

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ZAHAROFF LECTURE

JACQUELINE CERQUIGLINI-TOULET, Université de Paris–Sorbonne, will deliver a Zaharoff Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 25 February, in the Taylor Institution.

Subject: `L'écriture testamentaire à la fin du Moyen Age: identité, dispersion, trace.'

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HERBERT SPENCER LECTURES 1998–9

Democracy in practice and in theory (amended notice)

The Herbert Spencer Lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on the days shown in the Examination Schools. Except where otherwise stated, the lectures will be given on Tuesdays. The lectures will be open to the public.

This notice replaces that published in the Gazette of 21 January.

PROFESSOR L. MENAND, City University, New York
9 Feb.: `Democracy and higher education.'

PROFESSOR G. KATEB, Princeton
16 Feb.: `Wildness and conscience: Thoreau and Emerson.'

PROFESSOR R. SCRUTON, Birkbeck College, London
2 Mar.: `Democratic destruction.'

PROFESSOR J. DUNN, Cambridge
Wed. 10 Mar.: `The paradise of which unscrupulous financiers dream? Judging democracy in practice and in theory.'

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CHARLES SIMONYI LECTURE ON THE PUBLIC UNDERSTANDING OF SCIENCE

PROFESSOR DANIEL DENNETT, Tufts University, will deliver a Charles Simonyi Lecture at 8.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 17 February, in Lecture Theatre A, the Department of Zoology.

Subject: `The evolution of culture.'

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ANTHROPOLOGY AND GEOGRAPHY

ESRC Research Programme: Transnational Communities

The following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in the Senior Common Room, the School of Geography.

DR N. MELVIN, Leeds
4 Feb.: `The Russian diaspora and nation-building in former Soviet territories.'

PROFESSOR R. PARKIN, Kent
11 Feb.: `The development of regional identities in an integrating Europe: a challenge to the nation state?'

DR N. HENRY, Birmingham
18 Feb.: `Transnational economic space? Birmingham: postcolonial workshop of the world.'

PROFESSOR A. LANE and DR E. KAHVECI, Cardiff
25 Feb.: `Working in a global labour market: seafarers' customs and practices among mixed nationality crews.'

DR A. CAGLAR, Free University, Berlin
4 Mar.: `Urban spaces, popular culture, and the new scripts of "community": German- Turks in Berlin.'

DR M. MARTINIELLO, Liège
11 Mar.: `Multi-level politics in a transnational social space: the case of Brussels.'

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

Theories of text

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on the days shown in the Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's College.

PROFESSOR H.W. GABLER
Tue. 16 Feb.: `Genetic editing, genetic texts, genetic criticism.'

PROFESSOR D. GREETHAM
Wed. 24 Feb.: `Text in bondage.'

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MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

Mathematical Biology and Ecology Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 2.30 p.m. on Fridays in Lecture Room 3, the Mathematical Institute.

Convener: P.K. Maini, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Mathematical Biology.

DR R. SATNOIANU
12 Feb.: `Differential-flow instabilities as a new pattern formation mechanism in the natural environment.'

S. SCHNELL
19 Feb.: `The new enzyme kinetics.'

PROFESSOR J.D. MURRAY, Washington
5 Mar.: `On the growth and control of tumours.'

PROFESSOR J.A. ADAM, Old Dominion University
12 Mar.: `Model building in cancer biology: are conceptual models useful?'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in 47 Wellington Square.

Convener: P.A. Mackridge, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Modern Greek.

DR D.W. HOLTON, Cambridge
11 Feb.: `A history of neglect: Cypriot writing in the period of Venetian rule.'

DR R.S. PECKHAM
18 Feb.: `Medical models: Adamandios Korais and the diagnostics of culture.'

PROFESSOR D. TZIOVAS, Birmingham
25 Feb.: `Beyond the Acropolis: rethinking Neohellenism.'

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Literature and the visual arts, from Diderot to Zola

The following lectures will be given at 10 a.m. on Wednesdays in the Taylor Institution.

Convener: A.J. Tooke, MA, University Lecturer (CUF) in French.

PROFESSOR R. LETHBRIDGE
26 Feb.: `Zola.'

DR J. SIMPSON
10 Mar.: Mallarmé and the Symbolists.'

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ORIENTAL STUDIES

PROFESSOR YÔ MAENOBÔ, Ueno Gakuen University, Tokyo, will lecture (in Japanese) at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 9 February, in the Oriental Institute.

Subject: `Reading Bigot's "Koazuma-zu": a French expatriate artist's view of Meiji Japan.'

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PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Theoretical Particle Physics Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Fridays in the Lecture Theatre, the Nuclear and Astrophysics Laboratory.

Conveners: I.I. Kogan, MA, and S. Sarkar, MA, University Lecturers in Physics.

DR D. CORMIER, Sussex
12 Feb.: `Non-equilibrium field theory dynamics in inflationary cosmology.'

PROFESSOR J. SMIT, Amsterdam
26 Feb.: `Dynamics with Fermions on a space–time lattice.'

PROFESSOR M. GREEN, Cambridge
12 Mar.: `Developments in M-theory.'

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Department of Atomic and Laser Physics

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

PROFESSOR J.P. GOEDGEBUER, Université de Franche- Comté
15 Feb.: `A new method for quantum cryptography by single photon phase modulation at 1550 nm wavelength.'

DR M. BOSHIER, Sussex
1 Mar.: `Manipulating Bose condensates.'

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Civil Engineering Colloquia

The following colloquia will take place at 2 p.m. on Fridays in Lecture Room 8, the Engineering and Technology Building. Visitors from outside Oxford are advised to telephone Oxford 273162 prior to travelling to confirm that there have been no late changes and to book parking permits if required.

Details of the 19 March colloquium will be announced later.

Convener: G.T. Houlsby, MA, Professor of Civil Engineering.

DR S. PELLEGRINO, Cambridge
5 Feb.: `New kinds of elastic springs for deployable structures.'

PROFESSOR G. SWARBRICK, New South Wales
12 Feb.: `Geotechnics of unsaturated waste materials.'

A.G. BLOODWORTH
19 Feb.: `Analysis of case histories of tunnelling settlement damage to develop design methods.'

D.M. WILLIAMS
26 Feb.: `Non-linear dynamic structural analysis using Ritz vectors.'

P. DEASON, Kvaerner Technology
5 Mar.: `Bridge design for buildability.'

P.H. TAYLOR
12 Mar.: `Explosions on offshore platforms—an analysis of blast walls using work minimisation.'

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SOCIAL STUDIES

DR A.D. SHEINGATE will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 9 February, in the Chester Room, Nuffield College.

Convener: B.E. Shafer, MA, Mellon Professor of American Government

Subject: `The politics of place in American political development.'

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Foreign policy dilemmas: Britain and the world

The following meetings will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Lecture Theatre, the New Building, St Antony's College. Details of 23 February meeting will be announced later.

Convener: A.H. Brown, MA, Professor of Politics.

RUTH KELLY, MP (member of Treasury Select Committee), BOWEN WELLS, MP, and DR V. FITZGERALD (Chair: Dr Denis McShane, MP)
9 Feb.: `Reforming international financial institutions.'

THE RT. HON. BARONESS CHALKER, GEORGE FOULKES, MP (Minister, DfID), and DR R. MASH (Chair: Mr Tony Baldry, MP)
16 Feb.: `Aid, trade, and development.'

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THEOLOGY

Amended notice

MARGARET WERTHEIM, author of the best-selling book Pythagoras' Trousers, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 16 February, in the Examination Schools.

This notice replaces previous notices of this lecture, which incorrectly stated that the lecture would be given in the Theology Faculty Centre.

Subject: `Space, spirit, and Pythagoras' trousers.'

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DELEGACY FOR MILITARY INSTRUCTION

AIR CHIEF MARSHAL SIR RICHARD JOHNS, Chief of the Air Staff, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 22 February, in the Examination Schools. All interested members of the University are welcome to attend.

Subject: `Air power.'

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ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE UNIT

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Main Lecture Theatre, the School of Geography.

C. HAMILTON, Economic Adviser to the Australian Government
8 Feb.: `The development of an index of sustainable economic welfare.'

PROFESSOR V. REYNOLDS
15 Feb.: `Institutionalising conservation: the case of forestry in Uganda.'

DR S. ROAF, Oxford Brookes
22 Feb.: `Climate change and building designs.'

DR C. MACKENZIE, Ethics Development Officer, Friends Provident Stewardship
1 Mar.: `Policies and strategies in ethical investment.'

DR H. OLIVER, Institute of Hydrology
8 Mar.: `Tiger travels—an illustrated journey through time and space of past, present, and future climates, climate processes, and climate change impacts.'

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CENTRE FOR EUROPEAN POLITICS, ECONOMICS, AND SOCIETY

The coherence of the EU as a polity

The following lectures will be given at 2 p.m. on Fridays in the Seminar Room, Nuffield College.

Convener: Jeremy Richardson, Director of the Centre.

B. LAFFAN, University College, Dublin
19 Feb.: `Characterising Europe's experimental union.'

B. KOHLER-KOCH, Mannheim
5 Mar.: `EU governance and the role of ideas.'

(1) J. CAPORASO, Washington, and (2) P. HAAS, Massachusetts
12 Mar.:
(1)`Europe's emerging fractured polity: institutionally incoherent or adaptive?'
(2) `International environmental governance and Europe.'

Trinity Term

(1) A. HERITIER, European University Institute, Florence, and (2) M. SMITH, Loughborough
30 Apr.:
(1) `General interest services in the European Union.'
(2) `European Union commercial policy: between coherence and fragmentation.'

M. POLLACK, Wisconsin
7 May: `The end of creeping competence? Task expansion in the European Union since Maastricht.'

A. STONE SWEET
14 May: to be announced.

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MAISON FRANÇAISE AND MODERN HISTORY

Science and the new century: Britain, France, and Germany, c.1900

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the History of Science and Technology Seminar Room, Modern History Faculty.

Conveners: R. Fox, MA, D.Phil., Professor of the History of Science, and Dr N. Jas, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Maison Française.

NATHALIE JAS, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Maison Française
11 Feb.:`Virtues of science as virtues of state: the French law of 1888 on fertiliser fraud suppressions and its influence throughout Europe.'

HELEN DENHAM, Wadham College and Maison Française
25 Feb.:`Advent of a "subversive" science? Ecology as a concept, practice, and proto-discipline, 1890–1914.'

JÉRÔME SÉGAL, Université Lyon II, Centre Pierre Léon
11 Mar.:`Marjan von Smoluchowski (1872–1917) and the origins of information theory in physics: the tribulations of a Polish physicist in Europe.'

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CENTRE FOR SOCIO-LEGAL STUDIES

Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy

Reactions to the global, media shifts and policy responses

The following seminars, arranged in conjunction with the Reuter Foundation Programme, will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the E.P. Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green College.

PROFESSOR K. TOMASELLI, Natal
5 Feb.: `Global media versus national culture—the South African case.'

N. SAKR, Centre for Media Freedom—Middle East and North Africa
12 Feb.: `Middle East and North African policy responses to global media shifts.'

R. BRUCE, Debevoise and Plimpton, London
19 Feb.: `Global media regulation.'

M. BOOTH, BSkyB
26 Feb.: `Global competition in TV news: CNN, BBC, and Sky.'

I. RITCHIE, Executive Director, MBC, London
5 Mar.: `Global television: MBC, an Arabic language global TV satellite service.'

R. STEWART, WorldSpace UK, London
12 Mar.: `Global radio: the case of WorldSpace.'

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WELLCOME UNIT FOR THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE

History of tropical medicine and infectious diseases

The following workshops will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Wellcome Unit, 47 Banbury Road.

Conveners: Dr Maureen Malowany, Dr Michael Jennings, and Dr Mary Dobson. Further details may be obtained from Dr Malowany (telephone: Oxford (2)74615, e- mail: maureen.malowany@wuhmo.ox.ac.uk).

16 Feb.: Medical missionaries in the tropics

Chair and guest speaker: PROFESSOR ANNE DIGBY, Oxford Brookes University.


2 Mar.: Scientists in tropical laboratories

Chair: PROFESSOR NANCY LEYS STEPAN, Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine.

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CORPUS CHRISTI COLLEGE

F.W. Bateson Memorial Lecture 1999

PROFESSOR CLAUDE RAWSON, Department of English, Yale University, will deliver the F.W. Bateson Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 10 February, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Killing the poor: an Anglo-Irish theme.'

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GREEN COLLEGE

Archie Cochrane `Effectiveness and Efficiency' Anniversary Lecture

PROFESSOR C. SILAGY, Monash, will deliver the Archie Cochrane Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 18 March, in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

Subject: `The challenge of the post-Cochrane agenda: consumers and evidence.'

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Asian Studies Centre

Workshops

A workshop on `After two decades of reform: China in Asia and beyond' will be held from 9.15 a.m. on Friday, 26 February, and Saturday, 27 February, in the Buttery, St Antony's College.

A workshop on `Textiles in the Indian Ocean: trans- regional creation of societies and cultures in the Indian Ocean' will be held from 9 a.m. on Friday, 19 March, and Saturday, 20 March, in the Fellows' Dining Room, St Antony's College. This workshop is held in collaboration with the Ashmolean Museum and the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology. Further details may be obtained from Ms Caffrey, Secretary, the Asian Studies Centre.

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Special seminars

Seminars will be held as follows in the New Room, St Antony's College.

DR C. HUGHES, Warwick
Tue. 2 Mar., 5 p.m.: `The North Korean view of the Korean security question.'

PROFESSOR JIAN CHEN, Southern Illinois
Fri. 12 Mar., 3 p.m.: `Revolution and power: Mao's China encounters the world.'

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ST HILDA'S COLLEGE

Women in Whitehall (amended notice)

The following lectures will be given at 5.30 p.m. on the days shown in the Jacqueline du Pré Building, St Hilda's College. With the exception of the lecture to be given on Friday, 5 March, they will take place on Wednesdays.

This notice replaces those previously published. Ms Pamela Denham will now lecture on 10 February, and Dame Stella Rimington on 17 February.

MS P. DENHAM, former Regional Director, Government Office for the North-East
10 Feb.: `From industrial policy to the regeneration of north-east England.'

DAME STELLA RIMINGTON, DCB, former Director General, the Security Service
17 Feb.: `Managing secrecy.'

BARONESS PARK OF MONMOUTH
5 Mar.: `Difficult places.'

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