Lectures

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INAUGURAL LECTURES

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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John M. Olin Visiting Professor of American Government

PROFESSOR CHARLES O. JONES will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 30 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `The speculative imagination in democratic lawmaking.'

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ROMANES LECTURE 1998

PROFESSOR AMARTYA SEN, Master of Trinity College, Cambridge, Winner of 1998 Nobel Prize for Economic Sciences, will deliver the Romanes Lecture at 5.45 p.m. on Tuesday, 17 November, in the Sheldonian Theatre. Tickets are not required for admission.

Subject: `Reason before identity.'

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JAMES FORD SPECIAL LECTURES IN BRITISH HISTORY

The following James Ford Special Lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Examination Schools.

DR B. YORKE, King Alfred's College, Winchester
6 Nov.: `The secular context of early Anglo-Saxon nunneries.'

PROFESSOR L. COLLEY, London School of Economics
13 Nov.: `Going native, telling tales: captivities and collaborations in an age of empire.'

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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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MAURICE LUBBOCK LECTURE IN MANAGEMENT STUDIES 1998

SIR PETER WILLIAMS, Chairman, Oxford Instruments PLC, will deliver the third annual Maurice Lubbock Lecture in Management Studies at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 26 November, in the Examination Schools. The lecture will be followed by a reception at the Schools.

Further information may be obtained from Georgina Denn, Said Business School (telephone: Oxford (2)88654, e-mail: george.denn@obs.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `Barriers to innovation.'

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CLARENDON LECTURES IN GEOGRAPHY AND ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES

PROFESSOR PETER HAGGETT, Professor Emeritus of Geography, University of Bristol, will lecture at 5 p.m. on the following days in the School of Geography. The lectures will be given in the Lecture Theatre, unless otherwise stated. The lectures are open to the public, and admission is free.

The Clarendon Lectures in Geography and Environmental Studies are sponsored by the Oxford University Press and the School of Geography.

Mon. 16 Nov.: `Towards a geography of epidemics.'

Tue. 17 Nov.: `Spatial diffusion and epidemics.'

Wed. 18 Nov.: `Global change: new environments, new epidemics?'

Thur. 24 Nov., Senior Common Room: `The spatial containment of epidemics.'

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O'DONNELL LECTURE 1999

DR PRYS MORGAN, Reader in History, University of Wales, Swansea, will deliver the O'Donnell Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 6 May 1999, in the Hall, the Taylor Institution.

Subject: ` "Among our Ancient Mountains ..." (the appreciation of Welsh mountainscape in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries).'

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CLINICAL MEDICINE

Oxford Clinical Neurosciences Lectures: Hilary Term 1999

The following lectures will be given at 11.30 a.m. on Fridays in Hilary Term in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

PROFESSOR H. COAKHAM, Frenchay Hospital
15 Jan.: `Vascular compression syndromes of cranial nerves. Fact or fiction?'

DR A. LEES, The National Hospital
12 Feb: `Recent advances in drug treatment in Parkinson's disease.'

PROFESSOR M. TRIMBLE, Institute of Neurology
19 Mar.: `Forced normalisation and alternative psychoses of epilepsy, and the role of new anticonvulsant drugs.'

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LAW, INSTITUTE OF EUROPEAN AND COMPARATIVE LAW

Gildesgame Lecture

PROFESSOR DR ANDREAS HELDRICH, Rector, Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich, will deliver the Gildesgame Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 16 November, in Lecture Room 1, the St Cross Building.

Subject: `Private law sanctions against corruption of public officials.'

Those wishing to attend the lecture, and the reception following, are asked to contact Mrs Pam Harries, Institute of European and Comparative Law (telephone: (2)81610, e-mail: pam.harries@eurocomplaw.ox.ac.uk).

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LITERAE HUMANIORES

DAVID KONSTAN, John Rowe Workman Distinguished Professor of Classics, Brown University, will lecture at 2 p.m. on Friday, 13 November, in the Habbakuk Room, Jesus College.

Convener: D.P. Fowler, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in Greek and Latin Literature.

Subject: `Greek pity.'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES, MUSIC

HERR GOTTFRIED WAGNER, great-grandson of Richard Wagner, will speak at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 26 November, in the Taylor Institution.

Conveners: R.N.N. Robertson, MA, D.Phil., Reader in German, and P. Franklin, MA, D.Phil., Reader in Music.

Subject: `The reception of Richard Wagner's anti-semitism from 1945 to the present.'

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MODERN HISTORY

Special Faculty Lecture

PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER WICKHAM, School of History, University of Birmingham, will deliver the annual Special Faculty Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 27 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `An empire fragments: aristocratic wealth and peasant autonomy in the post-Roman West, 450–750.'

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ORIENTAL STUDIES, THEOLOGY

Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR D.J.A. CLINES, University of Sheffield, will deliver a Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 9 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Making waves gently: the contribution of R.N. Whybray to Old Testament studies today.'

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BODLEIAN LIBRARY

Oxford Seminars in Cartography: programme for 1998–9

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the School of Geography.

S. MASTORIS, Leicestershire Museums, Arts, and Records Service
12 Nov.: `The mapping of Sherwood Forest in the early seventeenth century: recording boundaries and assarts.'

D. DORLING, Bristol
18 Feb.: `Mapping with feeling: the human cartography of people's lives.'

R. MITCHELL, Public Record Office
6 May: `Contention the mother of invention: early maps of England in the Public Records Office.'

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DEPARTMENT FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION

All Saints Lecture 1998

THE RT. REVD DR GEOFFREY ROWELL, Bishop of Basingstoke, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 11 November, in the Lecture Theatre, Rewley House.

Subject: `Learning to live with difference: theological and practical reflections on being Anglican six years after the 1992 vote.'

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DEPARTMENT OF EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY

Summer School on Connectionist Modelling

This two-week residential Summer School will be held between 18 and 30 July 1999. The course is aimed primarily at researchers who wish to exploit neural network models in their teaching and/or research, and it will provide a general introduction to connectionist modelling, biologically plausible neural networks, and brain function, through lectures and exercises on personal computers (Macintoshes and PCs). The course is interdisciplinary in content, though many of the illustrative examples are taken from cognitive and developmental psychology, and cognitive neuroscience. The instructors with primary responsibility for teaching the course are Kim Plunkett and Edmund Rolls.

The cost of participation, excluding travel and meal costs,is £950. Some partial bursaries are available for graduate students. Further details may be found on the Internet at http://www-cogsci.psych.ox.ac.uk/ summer-school/.

Those interested in attending the Summer School are asked to send a one-page summary of their background, and reasons for wishing to attend, by 31 January 1999, to Mrs Sue King, Department of Experimental Psychology, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3UD (telephone: Oxford (2)71353, e-mail: susan.king@psy.oxford.ac.uk).

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QUEEN ELIZABETH HOUSE

Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women

Gender, change, and human rights

The following seminars will be given at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in the Library Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House.

Conveners: Dr Cathie Lloyd (Director), Dr Criana Connal (CCCRW), and Heaven Crawley, Nuffield College.

A. DUMMETT
5 Nov.: `Nationality and human rights.'

O. REITMAN
12 Nov.: `Women, multiculturalism, and human rights.'

PROFESSOR D. DAVIN, Leeds
19 Nov.: `Women's rights, human rights, and population policy in China.'

DR M. JOHNSON, De Montfort
26 Nov.: `Gender, health, and human rights.' (Provisional title)

G. ASHWORTH, Director, Change
3 Dec.: `Post-Beijing perspectives.'

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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.

Enquiries should be directed to Elaine Durham, Said Business School, 59 George Street, Oxford OX1 2BE (telephone: Oxford (2)88650, e-mail: elaine.durham@sbs.ox.ac.uk).

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

D. MILES, Imperial College
6 Nov: `Pensions reform in the UK and Germany: winners and losers across generations.'

M. DEMPSTER, Cambridge
13 Nov.: `Fast pricing of exotic options.'

S. THOMPSON Nottingham
20 Nov.: `Do hostile mergers cause losses.'

C. RAPOSO
27 Nov.: `Strategic hedging and investment efficiency.'

S. TAYLOR, Lancaster
4 Dec.: `Markov processes and the distribution of volatility: a comparison of discrete and continuous specifications.'

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CENTRE FOR SOCIO-LEGAL STUDIES

European media law and the reshaping of media space

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

DR R. CRAUFURD-SMITH, Corpus Christi College
9 Nov.: `EC media law and protection of minors.' (Discussant: S. Verhulst, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies)

D. VAVER, Intellectual Property Law Centre, St Peter's College
16 Nov.: `Internationalising copyright law: implementing the WIPO.' (Discussant: A. Roediger, Magdalen College)

D. LEVY, Chief Adviser, Policy Development, BBC Policy and Planning
23 Nov.: `Europe's digital revolution: technological changes and public policy.' (Discussant: Dr R. Banakar, Centre for Socio- Legal Studies)

A. HARCOURT, Manchester
30 Nov.: `Ownership, pluralism, and European media regulation.' (Discussant: Professor D. Galligan, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies)

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MANSFIELD COLLEGE

Reformed and Independent Arts

The following meetings will be held at 8 p.m. on Thursdays in the chapel, Mansfield College.

`Reformed and Independent Arts' is a series of lectures, demonstrations, and discussions on backgrounds and contemporary trends in music, architecture, crafts, and literature in some of the Reformed and Independent churches and cultures derived from their influence. The sessions are designed for churches and universities. No previous background or experience in these subjects is needed.

A performance of a J.S. Bach cantata in the context of a Lutheran Vespers Service in Mansfield College chapel will be given by the Carillon Singers at 8 p.m. on Sunday, 14 March.

C. THOMPSON and C. BROCK
21 Jan.: `Isaac Watts's use of the Bible.'

J. WYATT
28 Jan.: `Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress.'

K. REYMAIER
4 Feb.: `Music reflecting theology.'

D. FOX
11 Feb.: `Welsh valleys hymns.'

J. CREASER
18 Feb.: `Milton's Paradise Lost.'

M. HEBBLETHWAITE
25 Feb.: To be announced. (Yvonne Workman Lecture)

C. BINFIELD
4 Mar.: `English nonconformist architecture.'

E. STEVENSON
11 Mar.: `Hungarian reformed arts and crafts.'

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ORIEL COLLEGE AND FACULTY OF LITERAE HUMANIORES

PROFESSOR A.J. WOODMAN, Durham, will lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Thursday, 12 November, in Lecture Room 2 (Staircase 18, Island site), Oriel College.

Convener: C.S. Kraus, MA, University Lecturer (CUF) in Classical Languages.

Subject: `Making history: the heading of the Res Gestae.'

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ST ANNE'S COLLEGE

Hoskins Lecture

DR I. SCARGILL, University Lecturer in Geography and Fellow of St Edmund Hall, will deliver the eighth Hoskins Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 10 November, in the Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's College.

The annual lecture, in honour of Professor William G. Hoskins, on some aspect of local history, has been generously endowed by the late Mrs Jean Duffield.

Subject: `The landscape of Oxford's Green Belt.'

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WESTMINSTER COLLEGE

Professor Sir Alister Hardy FRS Memorial Lecture on Science and Religion

PROFESSOR JOHN RODWELL, Lancaster University, will deliver the Sir Alister Hardy Memorial Lecture at 2.30 p.m. on Saturday, 7 November, in the Theatre, Westminster College.

Subject: `The experience of Passion in Creation.'

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OXFORD IMMUNOLOGY GROUP

DR W. HANCOCK, LeukoSite Inc., Cambridge, USA, will give a seminar at 6 p.m. on Monday, 9 November, in the Lecture Theatre, the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology. The meeting will be chaired by Professor Herman Waldmann and Dr Anton van der Merwe.

Further information about the OIG and its meetings can be found at http://www.molbiol.ox.ac.uk/pathology/sems/OIG.html.

Subject: `Chemokine regulation of tolerance induction v. development of chronic allograft rejection.'

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OXFORD MEDIEVAL SOCIETY

DR D. FALLOWS, Manchester, will lecture at 8.30 p.m. on Thursday, 12 November, in the Kidd Room, Christ Church. Wine will be served from 8.15 p.m. New members are welcome. Subject: `Problems in the performance of late medieval songs.'

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OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY FORUM

DR L. WRIGHT, Cambridge, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 9 November, in Rewley House.

Subject: `London business English: medieval Latin, Anglo-Norman, Middle English, and issues of language death.'

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