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INAUGURAL LECTURES

J.R.R. Tolkien Professor of English Literature and Language

PROFESSOR P. STROHM will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 13 May, in Lecture Theatre 2, the St Cross Building.

Subject: `Chaucer's Troilus as temporal archive.'

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Harold Vyvyan Harmsworth Professor of American History

PROFESSOR A. BRINKLEY will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 18 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Imagining the twentieth century: perspectives from two fins-de-siècle.'

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Vinerian Professor of English Law

PROFESSOR A.J. ASHWORTH will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 20 May, in Lecture Theatre 2, the St Cross Building.

Subject: `Is criminal law a lost cause?'

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Drue Heinz Professor of American Literature

PROFESSOR R. BUSH will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 27 May, in Lecture Theatre 2, the St Cross Building.

Subject: `American voice/American voices.'

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NEWTON-ABRAHAM LECTURE 1999

PROFESSOR I. MELLMAN, Yale University School of Medicine, Newton- Abraham Visiting Professor 1998–9, will deliver the Newton- Abraham Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 11 May, in the Lecture Theatre, the Department for Continuing Education.

Subject: `The cellular basis of biological asymmetry.'

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GAISFORD LECTURE

PROFESSOR M.S. SILK, Professor of Greek and Latin Language and Literature, King's College, London, will deliver the Gaisford Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 20 May, in the Garden Quad Auditorium, St John's College.

Subject: `Space and solitude in Aristophanes.'

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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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HALLEY LECTURE 1999

PROFESSOR ROBERT E. WILLIAMS, Distinguished Research Scholar, Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, Maryland, will deliver the Halley Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 18 May, in Lecture Theatre A, Zoology/Psychology Building, South Parks Road.

Subject: `Probing the universe with the Hubble Space Telescope.'

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D.M. MCKENZIE LECTURE

PROFESSOR L. RAINEY will deliver the fourth annual D.M. McKenzie Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 26 May, in Lecture Theatre 2, the St Cross Building.

Subject: `The cultural economy of modernism.'

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MYRES MEMORIAL LECTURE

DR O. RACKHAM, Cambridge, will deliver the Myres Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 10 May, in the McGregor-Matthews Room, New College.

Subject: `Trees and timber in Greek history.'

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CLARENDON LECTURES IN MANAGEMENT STUDIES

The determinants of corporate governance

PROFESSOR M. ROE, Milton Hawler Professor of Business Regulation, University of Columbia School of Law, will deliver the Clarendon Lectures in Management Studies at 5 p.m. on Monday, 10 May, Tuesday, 11 May, and Wednesday, 12 May, in the Examination Schools. The lectures will be open to the public, and admission is free.

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SOCIO-LEGAL STUDIES ANNUAL LECTURE

PROFESSOR L. ROSEN, Professor of Anthropology, Princeton University, will deliver the fifth Annual Lecture in Socio-Legal Studies at 5.30 p.m. on Friday, 14 May, in the Examination Schools. The lecture will be followed by a reception at 6.30 p.m.

Subject: `Defending culture: the cultural defence plea and judicial uses of the concept of culture.'

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HUSSEY LECTURES ON THE CHURCH AND THE ARTS 1999

JOHN TAVENER, composer, will deliver the Hussey annual lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 11 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Hymn of entry.'

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THOMAS HARRIOT LECTURE 1999

SCOTT MANDELBROTE, Cambridge, will deliver the Thomas Harriot Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 20 May, in the Champneys Room, Oriel College.

Subject: `The religion of Thomas Harriot.'

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BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

International Knowledge Partnership: Health and Environment

Sharing knowledge about malaria for greater impact (health and the environment: a multidisciplinary approach to knowledge management about malaria)
This meeting will be held from 2 p.m. on Wednesday, 19 May, in the E.P. Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green College. The meeting will end with a discussion panel of all the speakers, chaired by Dr Muri Gray, 5–5.30 p.m.

Admission is free; 100 places are avaiable, to be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Application should be made to Miss Liz Pearce, Secretary to the Director, Oxford Forestry Institute, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3RB (fax: Oxford (2)75074, e-mail: liz.pearce@plants.ox.ac.uk).

The meeting is organised in association with the University's Environmental Liaison Group, Action for Safe Motherhood, and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

DR C. PYPER, Honorary Chair, International Knowledge Partnership
2 p.m.: `Introduction—the International Knowledge Partnership.'

DR M. DOBSON, Wellcome Unit
2.05 p.m.: `Historical aspects—learning from past experience.'

PROFESSOR D. BRADLEY, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
2.20 p.m.: `Medical perspective—where is malaria today?'

PROFESSOR C. NEWBOLD
2.35 p.m.: `Immunological perspective—progress in developing a malaria vaccine.'

PROFESSOR J. BURLEY
2.50 p.m.: `Information systems—the Global Forest Information System (an example from natural resources and the environment).'

D.J. ROGERS and S. HAY
3.05 p.m.: `Climatic change—improving knowledge management of vector borne diseases: are we in a position to predict malaria epidemics?'

DR T. DOWNING
3.20 p.m.: `Climatic change—climate change, sustainable development, and health: the large trends and threats.'

DR G. BODEKER
3.50 p.m.: `Traditional antimalarials—endogenous and exogenous knowledge about malaria management.'

V. SMITH, Reading
4.05 p.m.: `Rural appraisal—gathering knowledge about rural resources.'

DR A.M. ALMEDOM, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
4.20 p.m.: `Maternal health and malaria—using participatory rural appraisal for improving maternal health.'

DR D. TURTON
4.35 p.m.: `Refugee aspects—sharing knowledge about the management of displaced persons.'

DR M. GRAY, Director, Institute of Health Sciences
4.50 p.m.: `The future—the quality of knowledge: interpretation; storage and dissemination.'

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CLINICAL MEDICINE

Nuffield Department of Surgery: Immunology Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Seminar Room, Level 6, the Nuffield Department of Surgery, the John Radcliffe Hospital.

DR G. HALE
11 May: `Elimination of the immunogenicity of therapeutic antibodies.'

DR D. ROBINSON, National Heart and Lung Institute, London
18 May: `IL-5 in asthma and receptor regulation during eosinophil development.'

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Nuffield Department of Surgery: Clinical Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Seminar Room, Level 6, the Nuffield Department of Surgery, the John Radcliffe Hospital.

MR T. HUSSEIN
25 May: `The results of phenol sympathectomy in peripheral vascular disease.'

MISS D. PHILLIPS
1 June: `Past, present, and future management of the claudicating patient.'

DR B. CASADEI
8 June: `Sympathectomy improves exercise performance and skeletal muscle bioenergenetics in patients with idiopathic hyperhidrosis.'

DR A. BOLIA, Leicester Royal Infirmary
15 June: `Subintimal angioplasty: methods and results.'

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LITERAE HUMANIORES

Philosophy of Physics Seminars

The following seminars will take place at 4:15 p.m. on Fridays (unless otherwise specified) in the Lecture Room, Sub-Faculty of Philosophy, 10 Merton Street.

Conveners: G. Bacciagaluppi, J.N. Butterfield, H.R. Brown, S.W. Saunders.

DR H.R. BROWN
30 Apr.: `The Scope of Bell's Lorentzian Pedagogy in Spacetime Theory.'

DR C. HOEFER, LSE
7 May: `Enantiomorphy, Parity Violation, and Substantival Space.'

PROFESSOR M. DICKSON, Bloomington
14 May: `Abstract Algebra is Your Friend: Dirac's Derivation of the Quantum Lie Bracket and the Interpretation of Quantum Theory.'

PROFESSOR J. NORTON, Pittsburgh
21 May: `Einstein and the Canon of Mathematical Simplicity.'

PROFESSOR R. TORRETTI, Santiago
Wednesday, 26 May, 4.15 p.m.: `Gravity as Spacetime Curvature.'

PROFESSOR F. KRONZ, Austin
28 May: `Is There a Suitable Formal Framework for Bohm's Ontological Interpretation?'

DR C. BACCIAGALUPPI
4 June: `The Role of Decoherence in Quantum Theory' (to be confirmed).

DR J. CHRISTIAN
11 June: `Evenhanded Quantum Gravity v. the World as a Hologram.'

PROFESSOR D. BENDANIEL, Cornell
18 June: `The Definability of Fields: Linking Physics to Mathematical Foundations.'

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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 the Higman Room, the Mathematical Institute.

Convener: P.K. Maini, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Mathematical Biology (telephone: Oxford (2)73553).

DR S. FEDOTOV, UMIST
7 May: `Travelling waves in reaction–diffusion system: generalised Fisher equation.'

DR A. FITT, Southampton
21 May: `Fluid flow in the anterior chamber of the eye.'

DR N. BURROUGHS, Warwick
11 June: `T-cell self-assessment: selection during an immune response.'

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Oxford Centre for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

Differential Equations and Applications seminars

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the common room, Dartington House. Details of the 20 May and 27 May seminars will be announced later. No seminar will be held on 10 June, as the Oxford/Cambridge Applied Mathematics Meeting will take place on that day.

The co-ordinators are J.R. Ockendon, S.D. Howison, and P.D. Howell (telephone: Oxford (2)70506).

PROFESSOR J.F. HARPER, VUW, New Zealand
6 May: `Why bubbles rise anomalously slowly in water with air present.'

DR A. SHARDLOW
13 May: `Stochastic partial differential equations with patterns.'

PROFESSOR M.J. WARD, UBC
3 June: `Summing logarithmic expansions for diffusion and low Reynolds number flow problems.'

DR S.P. DECENT, Birmingham
17 June: `The evolution of a liquid bridge.'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Goethe's voices—voices on Goethe

A Goethe day, to mark the 250th anniversary of the poet's birth, will be held on Saturday, 15 May. The morning session will take place in St Giles' House; the afternoon session will take place in the Mary Ogilvie Theatre, St Anne's College.

Conveners: T.J. Reed, MA, Taylor Professor of the German Language and Literature (morning session), and F.J. Lamport, MA, Faculty Lecturer in German.

Morning session: Goethe on sex and politics (two discussions introduced by short papers from visiting speakers)

PROFESSOR E. BOA, Nottingham, and DR M. BELL, King's College, London
9.15 a.m.: `Love and the sexes in Goethe.'

DR N. BOYLE, Cambridge, and DR J.R. WILLIAMS, St Andrews
11.15 a.m.: `Goethe and politics.'

Afternoon session (2.15–5 p.m.). `Stimmen von und über Goethe': an afternoon of dramatic and other readings.


Lieder-recital

UTA BUCHHEISTER (mezzo-soprano), winner of the 1997 Vienna Schubert Prize, will give a recital of settings of Goethe poems at 8 p.m. in the Jacqueline de Pré auditorium, St Hilda's College. Tickets are free to members of the University on application to the Modern Languages Faculty Office, 37 Wellington Square. Early application is recommended.

A public seminar on Goethe's poetry and other texts will be held in Michaelmas Term. Details will be announced later.

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Italian graduate seminar

The following seminars and lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on the days shown.

Conveners: M.S. McLaughlin, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in Italian, and D. Zancani (Dott. Lett.), Faculty Lecturer in Italian.

PROFESSOR C. CIOCIOLA, Siena
Tue. 11 May, Room 2, Taylor Institution: `Jacopone da Todi e l'Arbor Amoris. Iconografia di una lauda, Iac. 78.' (Illustrated)

PROFESSOR F. SABATINI, Rome
Th. 20 May, Room 3, Taylor Institution: `L'italiano moderno dalla norma grammaticale alla testualità.' (Jointly with the Romance Linguistics Seminar)

DR D. SCARPA, Brussels
Tue. 1 June, Room 3, Taylor Institution: `Myth and universe in Calvino.'

DR N. TONELLI, Pisa
Tue. 8 June, Room S.7, 47 Wellington Square: `Petrarca, Properzio, e la struttura del Canzoniere.'

DR R. LOKAJ, Edinburgh
Tue. 15 June, Room S.7, 47 Wellington Square: `Petrarca, Familiares IV.1: un'ascesa francescana del Monte Ventoso.'

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ORIENTAL STUDIES

DR T. HARPER, Leiden and SOAS, London, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 6 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Untameable Samurai: ten old men in the Great Vendetta of 1702.'

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PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Planetary Physics seminars

The following seminars will be held at 4.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Dobson Lecture Room, the Atmospheric Physics Laboratory. Because on rare occasions the arrangements need to be changed, anyone intending to come to Oxford specially to attend should check first by telephoning Oxford (2)72933.

PROFESSOR C.T. PILLINGER, Open University
6 May: `The Beagle 2 lander and the search for life on Mars.'

DR E. WOLFF, British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge
13 May: `Polar tropospheric chemistry past and present.'

DR R. CARLSON, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, CalTech
20 May: `The atmospheres of the Galilean satellites.'

DR M. JUCKES
27 May: `Linear baroclinic instability on various basic states.'

DR P. WOODWORTH, Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory, Bidston Observatory, Birkenhead
3 June: `Why we'd like to be able to measure the geoid from space with a gravity mission.'

DR D.L. SMITH,, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
10 June: `Calibration of the Advanced Along Track Scanning Radiometer for Envisat-1.'

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Theoretical Particle Physics Seminars

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

Conveners: Dr I. Kogan and Dr S. Sarkar.

PROFESSOR E. ALVAREZ, Univ. Autonoma, Madrid
7 May: `Confining strings.'

DR D.R.T. JONES, Liverpool
21 May: `Non-standard soft supersymmetry breaking.'

DR J. MAGUEIJO, Imperial College, London
4 June: `Cosmology with varying light speed.'

DR A. FARAGGI, Stanford
18 June: `The minimal superstring standard model.'

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Physical Earth Science seminars

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

Convener: Neil Mitchell.

C. CHAPMAN, Schlumberger Cambridge Research
7 May: `Will we ever be able to model seismic data? (An efficient method for calculating finite difference seismograms after model alterations.'

T. HENSTOCK, Southampton
21 May: `Long-term preservation of continental structure.'

A. GALY
4 June: `Tectonic and climate links in the Himalayas: the geochemical point of view.'

AGUSTIN UDIAS VALLINA, Universidad Complutense, Madrid
11 June: `Focal mechanism and tectonics of south Spain.'

G. ARMSTRONG
18 June: `Admitting to be coherent.'

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SOCIAL STUDIES

Theories of Groups (Seminar)

The following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in the New Seminar Room at St John's College.

Conveners: M. Bacharach, Professor of Economics, MA, D.Phil, D. Gambetta, Reader in Sociology, Ph.D., and G. Mackie, MA, JRF in Politics, St John's College.

R. BURT, University of Chicago and INSEAD (Paris)
29 Apr.: `The Network Structure of Reputation.'

S. GARROD, Glasgow
6 May: `Conversation, Coordination and Convention: The Role of Interaction in Forming Community-Wide Concepts.'

I. ERMAKOFF
13 May: `Collective Uncertainty and Group Alignment.'

C. BICCHIERI, Carnegie-Mellon University
20 May: `Social Learning, Informational Cascades, and the Dynamics of Norms.'

S. WILSON, State University of New York
27 May: `Gossip and other Forms of Talk as Group-Level Cognitive Adaptations.'

M. VAN VUGT, Southampton
3 June: `Community Identification in Scarce Resource Problems.'

D. SGROI
10 June: `Minority Groups: An Application of the Theory of Information Cascades.'

P. ABELL, London School of Economics
17 June: `Corporate Culture: A Balance between Competitive and Co-operative Relations.'

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INTER-FACULTY COMMITTEE FOR AFRICAN STUDIES

African Studies Lecture 1999

THANDIKA MKANDAWIRE, Director, UNRISD, Geneva, will deliver the annual African Studies Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 13 May, in the Oakeshott Room, Lincoln College. The lecture will be followed by a reception in the senior common room, Nuffield College.

Subject: `Thinking about developmental states in Africa.'

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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/Pitt Rivers Museum. 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

Conference on financial instability

This conference will be held on 9–10 July in Oxford. It is organised by the Oxford Financial Research Centre (the University's newly-established research centre in finance), the Oxford Review of Economic Policy, and the European Commission Training and Mobility of Researchers Network in Financial Markets.

Papers will be given on: the theory of financial crashes; credit risks; lessons from previous crises; links between financial markets and the real economy; international policy towards financial instability; the regulation of financial markets, and experience from different markets, including the Far East and Scandinavia.

A limited number of places is available. Those interested in attending should contact Elaine Durham, the Said Business School, 59 George Street, Oxford OX1 2BE (telephone: Oxford (2)88650, e-mail: elaine.durham@sbs.ox.ac.uk), by 28 May.

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DEPARTMENT FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION

Oxford Architectural History Seminar

LESLIE TOPP will give a seminar at 5.30 p.m. on Monday, 7 June, in the Vernon Harcourt Room, St Hilda's College.

Conveners: M.R. Airs, MA, D.Phil., Reader in Conservation and the Historic Environment, and G. Tyack, MA, M.Litt., Fellow, Kellogg College, and Director, Stanford University in Oxford.

Subject: `An inconspicuous building: Adolf Loos's Haus am Michaelerplatz in Vienna.'

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RUSKIN SCHOOL OF DRAWING AND FINE ART, THEOLOGY

Art and the prophetic vision: art and theology on the eve of the millennium

The following will lecture in this series of meetings, to be held at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Examination Schools.

11 May: Mr Mark Cazelet and Mr Graham Howes.

18 May: Dr Janet Soskice and Mr Christopher le Brun, RA.

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DEPARTMENT OF ENGINEERING SCIENCE

Maurice Lubbock Memorial Lecture 1999

PHILIP RUFFLES, F.ENG., FRS, Director, Engineering and Technology, Rolls-Royce PLC, will deliver the twenty-fifth Maurice Lubbock Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 7 May, in Lecture Room 1, the Department of Engineering Science.

Subject: `Advanced power systems.'

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QUEEN ELIZABETH HOUSE

Refugee Studies Programme

Seminars on forced migration

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House.

Further information is available from Dominique Attala, Refugee Studies Programme, Queen Elizabeth House, 21 St Giles', Oxford OX1 2LA (telephone: Oxford (2)70722, fax: (2)70721, e-mail: rspedu@qeh.ox.ac.uk, Internet: http://www.qeh.ox.ac.uk/rsp/).

M.-A. DE MONTCLOS, Centre français dur la population et le développment, Paris
19 May: `The role of the Somali diaspora in the reconstruction of the homeland.'

H. GRIFFIN
26 May: `After the Gulf Crisis: the scourging of Iraq.'

S. SCHWALGIN, Hamburg
2 June: `The Armenians in Greece from the 1920s to the 1990s.'

N. JOHNSTON, Witwatersrand
9 June: `Former Mozambican refugees in the new South Africa: processes of integration and renewed return.'

W. CLARANCE, former UNHCR staff member
16 June: `Protective relief in conflict: reflections on field experience in Sri Lanka.'

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Elizabeth Colson Lecture

PROFESSOR P. LOIZOS, LSE, will deliver the Elizabeth Colson Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 12 May, in Rhodes House.:

Subject: `Half-life of the Ottoman Empire: long-term studies of four communities, 1895–1995.'

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Short courses and conferences

The following meetings will take place on the dates shown. For further information, see details above.

15–16 May: `The law of refugee status.' (Professor James C. Hathaway, University of Michigan)

5 June: `Cambodia: towards a better future.'

12–30 July: International Summer School.

9–11 Sept.: `Displacement, forced settlement, and conservation.'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR SOCIO-LEGAL STUDIES

Visitors' seminar series

The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Fridays in the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies. For details of the Socio-Legal Studies Lecture (14 May), see above.

MS G. CENTINEO, Palermo
7 May: `A comparative study of Marriage and the Family Law Act 1996 and the Italian Family Law Reform of 1975, with specific reference to its affect on the role of the lawyer.'

MS C. SAWYER, Bristol
21 May: `Individualism, parentalism, and the legal processes: the identity of the child in family proceedings towards the millennium.'

DR M. VOGEL, Michigan
28 May: `A comparative/historical study of the role of law in the process of democratic state formation in England, France, and the United States.'

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.

DR O. ELIAS, United Nations Claims Commission
10 May: `International legal processes vis- à-vis transnational legal integration.'

PROFESSOR DR A. RILES, Northwestern
11 May: `Formalism and formality in the aesthetics of transnational legality.'

DR B. GARTH, American Bar Foundation
17 May: `The construction and transformation of the international human rights movement: from the Cold War to market-friendly governance.'

PROFESSOR DR S. HOBE, Cologne
18 May: `Globalisation: a challenge to the nation- state and to international law.'

DR C. MCCRUDDEN
24 May: `Transnational judicial "conversations" on human rights.'

PROFESSOR DR C. JOPPKE, European University Institute
25 May: `Sovereignty and citizenship in a world of migration.'

PROFESSOR D. TARULLO, Georgetown
31 May: `The emergence of hybrid law in international economic institutions.'

PROFESSOR EMERITUS J. ZIMAN, Bristol
1 June: `Specialisation and its discontents: is interdisciplinarity a problem or an opportunity.'

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.

DR R. TSAGAROUSIANOU, University of Westminster
12 May: `Gone to the market? The development of Asian and Greek-Cypriot community media in Britain.'

K. BOEHRINGER, New South Wales
19 May: `Corporate responsibility in the communications field.'

H. THORGEIRSDOTTIR, Lund
26 May: `International law and freedom within the press.'

M. HEINS, Cambridge
2 June: `What's wrong with ratings and filters? An argument for minors' free expression rights.'

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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VOLTAIRE FOUNDATION

Enlightenment Workshop

The following meetings will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Voltaire Foundation. Details of the 3 June meeting will be announced later.

K. RETFORD
12 May: `The Enlightenment and the family—mothers and children in Enlightenment England.' (Illustrated)

S. BURROWS
19 May: `The Enlightenment and the press—Grub Street revolutionaries: London's French libellistes 1770–90.'

C. BLAMIRES
26 May: `The Enlightenment and the Jesuits—the Enlightenment, the Jesuits, and Joseph de Maistre.'

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Besterman Lecture 1999

J.-P. DE BEAUMARCHAIS, Rouen, will deliver the Besterman Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 10 May, in the Taylor Institution. The Chancellor will preside.

Subject: `Les metamorphoses de Figaro.'

The lecture will be followed by a reception in the Voltaire Room, after which there will be a performance of Main droite, main gauche (a dialogue between Voltaire and Beaumarchais), by J.- P. de Beaumarchais, at 8 p.m. in the Maison Française.

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ALL SOULS COLLEGE

Chichele Lectures 1999

The Chichele Lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Old Library, All Souls College.

Note: this replaces the notice published in the Trinity Term Special Lecture List, which gives incorrect dates for the first and final lectures in the series.

T. CLAYTON
21 May: `Clarke: father and son.'

R. WHITE
28 May: `Christopher Wren's architectural projects in Oxford.'

PROFESSOR R. HELMHOLZ, Ruth Wyatt Rosenson Professor of Law, Chicago; Visiting Fellow, All Souls, 1998
4 June: `Sir Daniel Dun: All Souls and the civil law.'

R. FRANKLIN, Fellow, All Souls
18 June: `Steward.'

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BRASENOSE COLLEGE

Tanner Lectures on Human Values 1999

Representation: democratic theory and social surveys

PROFESSOR S. VERBA, Department of Government, Harvard University, will deliver the Tanner Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Examination Schools.
Mon. 10 May: : `Social theory and social science: two cultures?'


Tue. 11 May: `Citizens in democracies and democratic citizens.'

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PEMBROKE COLLEGE

Blackstone Lecture

PROFESSOR P.B.A. BIRKS, Regius Professor of Civil Law, will deliver the twenty-third Blackstone Lecture at 11.30 a.m. on Saturday, 15 May, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

Subject: `Rights, wrongs, and remedies.'

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

European Studies Centre

Balkan history and politics seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the seminar room, 70 Woodstock Road.

Convener: R. Clogg, MA, Senior Research Fellow, St Antony's College.

PROFESSOR S. PAVLOWITCH, Southampton
11 May: `Kosovo and after' (discussion session).

DR M. WHEELER, Derby
25 May: `Writing the history of the Special Operations Executive in Yugoslavia.'

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ST CROSS COLLEGE

Visiting Fellow Lecture 1999

PROFESSOR DR H. RIKHOF, Catholic University of Utrecht, will deliver the Visiting Fellow Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 10 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Changing perspectives: approaching the Trinity.'

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TRINITY COLLEGE

Richard Hillary Memorial Lecture 1999

SEBASTIAN FAULKS will deliver the Richard Hillary Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 12 May, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

Subject: `Something happened: how narrative helps tell the time.'

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WOLFSON COLLEGE

Isaiah Berlin Lecture 1999

PROFESSOR C. ROSEN will deliver the Annual Isaiah Berlin Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 20 May, in the Hall, Wolfson College. The lecture will be open to the public.

Subject: `Tradition without convention: the impossible nineteenth-century project.'

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REGENT'S COLLEGE

Centre for the Study of Christianity and Culture

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on the days shown in Regent's Park College.

Further information may be obtained from Alan Kreider, Regent's Park College, Oxford OX1 2LB (telephone: Oxford (2)88140, fax: (2)88121, e-mail: alan.kreider@regents.ox.ac.uk).

CANON A.M. ALLCHIN, Bangor
Thur. 6 May: `Creating and resurrection in early Welsh and Irish texts.'

DR C. TREVETT, Cardiff
Wed. 12 May: `Creating and using the "heretical" woman: Firmilian's Word to the Church in Carthage.'

PROFESSOR J. MCCORMICK, Georgetown College, Kentucky
Tue. 18 May: `The reclassification of Ingres as a Romantic.' (McCandless Lecture 1999)

P. WARD, King's College, London
Wed. 19 May: `Alpha—the McDonaldisation of religion: further reflections.'

DR J.LIECHTY, Irish School of Ecumenics, Dublin
Wed. 26 May: `Varieties of sectarianism: the experience of Northern Ireland.'

THE REVD MARCOLM YARNELL
Wed. 2 June: `Historical eisegesis and Baptist "priesthood".'

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FRIENDS OF THE PITT RIVERS MUSEUM

Lecture

E. FRANQUEMONT, Research Associate, Institute of Andean Studies, Berkeley, California, will lecture at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, 16 June, in the Pitt Rivers Research Building, 64 Banbury Road. Visitors are welcome and contributions appreciated.

Subject: `Genius and tradition: change in folk textile traditions of the Andes.'

Beatrice Blackwood Lecture

DR J. RAWSON will deliver the Beatrice Blackwood Lecture, the annual public lecture of the Friends of the Pitt Rivers Museum, at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, 12 May, in the Inorganic Chemistry Lecture Theatre, South Parks Road.

Subject: `Ancestral spirits and extraordinary deities: religious change in ancient China.'

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OXFORD MEDIEVAL SOCIETY

DR C. CANNON will lecture at 8.30 p.m. on Thursday, 13 May, in the Kidd Room, Christ Church. Wine will be served from 8.15 p.m. New members are welcome.

Subject: `Malory's crime: chivalric identity and the evil will.'

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ACTION GROUP AT OXFORD ON TEACHING AND LEARNING ENHANCED BY NEW TECHNOLOGY (OxTALENT)

Design and development of multimedia and the Web for teaching and learning

PROFESSOR D.J.B. ROBEY, Reading, member of HEFCE's Learning and Teaching Committee and of the Joint Funding Funding Councils' Learning and Teaching Support Network Advisory Group, will be the guest presenter at a meeting to be held at 11.30 a.m. on Friday, 14 May, in the Computing Laboratory, Wolfson Building.

Subject: `Future national teaching and learning policies: the role of IT.'

`How to...' series

The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Language Centre, 12 Woodstock Road. The aim of the presentations is to demonstrate how information technology can be used to enhance aspects of learning and teaching.

J. DEMPSTER, Warwick
12 May: `How to enhance learning through technology: addressing the needs of a research-led university.'

D. WILKINSON, Oxford Brookes
19 May: `How to put lecture notes on the Web.'

B. KNURSHEED, Learning Technologist, TaLL
26 May: `How to develop an Internet-based course: the Department for Continuing Education's Certificate Course in Computing via the Internet.'

R. O'TOOLE, Information Technologist, TALL
2 June: `How to select and use Web-based tools for on-line learning.'

P. JOYCE, Learning Technologist, TALL
9 June: `How to manage on-line course development.'

K. HARRISON, Chemistry
16 June: `How to create and use on-line tests.'

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OXFORD ITALIAN ASSOCIATION

Lectures

The following lectures will be held at 7.45 for 8 p.m. on the days shown. Admission is £1 for members, £2 for non-members (students free). For further information, telephone Oxford 377479.

DR J. WILKS
Tue. 18 May, Pauling Centre for Human Sciences, 58 Banbury Road: `Italian battlegrounds in the Alps during World War One.'

DR D. DAVIDSON
Wed. 26 May, Mary Ogilvie Theatre, St Anne's: `Patrons or parasites? The cultural history of Renaissance Venice.'

DR T. ROWLEY
Thur. 3 June, Mary Ogilvie Theatre, St Anne's: `The Normans in Sicily.'

Conversazione in italiano

6 May, 8 p.m., No. 48 Common Room, St Anne's: conversazione in italiano, `La Calabria' (admission free).

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TRANSLATION RESEARCH IN OXFORD

Traduire la contrainte

This study-day will be held on Saturday, 19 June, in St Hugh's College. The registration fee is £15 (students £3), with lunch an additional £7. Cheques should be payable to TRIO. Bookings and enquiries should be addressed to Edith McMorran, St Hugh's College, Oxford OX2 6LE (telephone: Oxford (2)74996, e-mail: maison@sable.ox.ac.uk).

D. JOHNSTON, Swansea
10 a.m.: `The problems of translating Welsh cynghanedd.'

G. EDWARDS
10.45 a.m.: `Translating a literary architecture: the multiform poetic structure of Guillaume de Digulleville's Pelerin (fourteenth-century French).'

G. LECLERCQ, ESIT, Paris
12 noon: `Les grands rhétoriqueurs (XVe, XVIe siècles); la liberté dans la contrainte.'

J. BAETENS, Louvain
2.15 p.m.: `Problèmes théoretiques: notions de contrainte, "fautes" de traduction.'

D. HAWKES
3 p.m.: `On translating Chinese poetry.'

S. TAKIGUSHI
4.15 p.m.: `Prelude to HAIKU 2000: can the spirit of Haiku be translated?'

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HUMAN POPULATION GENETICS JOURNAL CLUB

An interdisciplinary journal club in the area of human population genetics is held every second Monday in term, in weeks 2, 4, 6, and 8, in the seminar room, ground floor, Department of Statistics, 1 South Parks Road. Anyone interested is welcome.

Notices of the papers for discussion are sent in advance by email. To have yourself added to the email list, send a request to rachel.whiteley@zoology.oxford.ac.uk.

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