Lectures

Contents of this section:

Return to Contents Page of this issue


JAMES FORD SPECIAL LECTURES

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, Yale
13 Nov.: `Going native, telling tales: captivities and collaborations in an age of empire.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


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: To be announced.

Return to List of Contents of this section


WEIDENFELD VISITING PROFESSOR OF EUROPEAN COMPARATIVE LITERATURE 1998–9

The story begins: studying the opening sections of masterpieces in literature

PROFESSOR AMOS OZ, Professor of Hebrew Literature, Ben Gurion University of Negev, Israel, and Weidenfeld Visiting Professor of Comparative European Literature 1998–9, will lecture on the following Mondays and Thursdays in the Examination Schools.

Professor Oz will also give seminars at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 20 October, and Tuesday, 27 October, in Lecture Room 1, St Anne's College.

12 Oct.: `But what actually existed before the Big Bang?'

15 Oct.: `On the beginning of Effie Briest by Theodore Fontane.'

19 Oct.: `On the beginning of In the Prime of Her Life by S.Y. Agnon.'

22 Oct.: `On the beginning of The Nose by Nikolai Gogol.'

26 Oct.: `On the beginning of A Country Doctor by Franz Kafka.'

29 Oct.: `On the beginning of Rothschild's Fiddle by Anton Chekhov.'

2 Nov.: `On the beginning of The Autumn of the Patriarch by G. Garcia Marquez.'

5 Nov.: `On the beginning of Nobody Said Anything by Raymond Carver.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


ANTHROPOLOGY AND GEOGRAPHY

ESRC Research Programme on Transnational Communities: Globalisation and the `old' diasporas (seminars)

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

DR F. PIEKE
22 Oct.: `The overseas Chinese and the world system; new configurations of an "old" diaspora.'

DR M. STEWART, University College, London
29 Oct.: `Hungarians in Romania: from mother tongue education to regional autonomy.'

DR S. PATTIE, University College, London
5 Nov.: `New homeland for an old diaspora? The Armenian world in transition.'

DR G. PREVELAKIS, Institut de Géographie, Paris
12 Nov.: `Finis Graeciae or the return of the Greeks? State diaspora in the context of globalisation.'

R. SEGAL, writer
19 Nov.: `Globalisation and the black diaspora.'

PROFESSOR A. ACTON, Greenwich
26 Nov.: `Globalisation, Romani communities, and Gypsy politics.'

DR J. WEBBER
3 Dec.: `Transnationalism and the problem of static models: some reflections on the Jewish case.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology

Youth, fertility, and reproductive health

The following seminars will be given at 4.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Lecture Room, 61 Banbury Road.

Convener: Dr Soraya Tremayne.

DR L.E. BELAUNDE, Durham
15 Oct.: `The responsibility of men: birth spacing and the couple's love amongst the Airopai of Amazonian Peru.'

DR B. WOLFF, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
22 Oct.: `Mixing qualitative and quantitative methods in the study of couple decision-making on sex, condoms, and contraceptive use in Uganda.'

DR H. MONTGOMERY
29 Oct.: `Adulthood, sexuality, and prostitution among children in Thailand.'

R. MCKECHNIE, Bath Spa
5 Nov.: `Ageing, fertility, and sexuality—personal meanings of menstrual losses.'

DR S. DAY, Goldsmiths' College, London
12 Nov.: `In/fertility among London sex workers.'

K. HAWKINS, Swansea
19 Nov.: `From policy to local reality: social context of reproductive health—a case study from Bolivia.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Department of Human Anatomy and Genetics

The following research seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Fridays, in the Lecture Theatre, Department of Human Anatomy and Genetics.

Convener: K.E. Davies, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Genetics.

DR MICHAEL SOFRONIEW, Cambridge
16 Oct.: `Conditional ablation of astroglial cells in adult transgenic mice reveals essential neuroprotective and other functions in the bowel.'

PROFESSOR DENIS NOBLE
23 Oct.: `Genes as physiological prisoners.'

PROFESSOR ED SOUTHERN
30 Oct.: `Antisense oligonucleotides as gene knockdown reagents.'

PROFESSOR STEVE OLIVER, UMIST
6 Oct.: `Systematic functional analysis of the yeast genome.'

PROFESSOR JONATHAN F. ASHMORE, London
13 Nov.: `Hair cells and the molecular mechanism of the ear's own hearing aid.'

PROFESSOR IAIN C.A.F. ROBINSON, National Centre for Medical Research, London
20 Nov.: `Neuroendocrine transgenes: tall tales from short tails.'

PROFESSOR DAVID J. PORTEOUS, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh
27 Nov.: `Cystic fibrosis: from gene to treatment—the paradigm and the problem.'

DR ELIZABETH JONES, Warwick
4 Dec.: `Molecular studies on the development and specificaton of the pronephros, the larval excretory organ in Xenopus.' (Jenkinson Seminar)

Return to List of Contents of this section


Genetics past, present and future

The following seminars will be given at 12.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Large Lecture Theatre, the Department of Biochemistry.

DR D.B. ROBERTS
15 Oct.: `Drosophila 1910–45: from the principles of transmission genetics to the beginnings of molecular biology.'

DR E.J.C. MELLOR
29 Oct.: `Fifty years of genes: from the Neurospora revolution to the complete yeast genome sequence.'

PROFESSOR J. ERRINGTON
12 Nov.: `Bacterial genetics: from Lederberg to the whole genome sequence and beyond.'

DR G.K. BROWN
26 Nov.: `Human genetics and variation: from Galton to the genome project.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


Hilary Term 1999

DR P. PENNY, MRC, Harwell
21 Jan.: `Plain genetics and fancy mice.'

DR M. VAN HEUVEL
4 Feb.: `Drosophila genetics: the making of an egg.'

PROFESSOR R.L. GARDNER
18 Feb.: `Transgenesis in the study of mouse development.'

DR J.A. LANGDALE
4 Mar.: `Plant developmental genetics: from transposons to proteomes.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


Trinity Term 1999

PROFESSOR M.S. DAWKINS
29 Apr.: `Genes and behaviour.'

PROFESSOR C.J. LEAVER
13 May: `Transgenic plants: the next green revolution?'

DR M. EDWARDS, Oxagen
27 May: `Biotechnology in medicine.'

PROFESSOR B.C. SYKES
10 June: `Genetics and medicine—the golden age.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


CLINICAL MEDICINE

Oxford Clinical Neuroscience Lectures

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

DR P. SALKOVSKI
16 Oct.: `Treatment of somatisation and hypochondriasis.'

MISS L. HANDS
13 Nov.: `Carotid surgery—a surgeon's view.'

PROFESSOR C. WARLOW, Western General Hospital
11 Dec.: `Stroke-rational therapy.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


Nuffield Department of Surgery

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

D. DRAGUN, Max Delbruch Centre for Molecular Medicine, Berlin
6 Oct., 1 p.m.: `ICAM-1 antisense oligonucleotides block ischaemic injury in long-term surviving kidney allografts.'

K. CHANNON
13 Oct., 5 p.m.: `Gene transfer in vein graft atherosclerosis.'

N. BORLEY
20 Oct., 5 p.m.: `Are there two types of Crohn's disease?'

A. HANDA
27 Oct., 6 p.m.: `After aspirin? Anti-platelet agents in peripheral vascular disease.'

T. COOK
3 Nov., 5 p.m: `Properties and pharmacology of the anal sphincter.'

S. DEMEESTER, Johns Hopkins Fellow
10 Nov., 5 p.m.: `Mechanisms of cell death in organ failure.'

P. GARSIDE, Glasgow
17 Nov., 1 p.m.: `Revealing T and B lymphocyte interactions in vivo.'

S. ANDERTON, Bristol
24 Nov., 1 p.m.: `Peptide-inducing T cell tolerance in autoimmunity.'

D. ADAMS, Birmingham
8 Dec., 1 p.m.: `Tissue specific signals that regulate lymphocyte recruitment to the human liver.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


University Department of Cellular Science: Haematology Seminars

The following seminars will be given at 12 noon on Tuesdays in the Haematology Seminar Room, Level 3, the John Radcliffe Hospital.

DR C. MITCHELL
13 Oct.: `Treatment of paediatric malignancies.'

DR P. MARTIN
20 Oct.: `Thromboelastography: reinventing the wheel.'

DR O. SMITH, St James' Hospital, Dublin
27 Oct.: `Protein C activation pathway: bridging the gap between inflammation and coagulation.'

DR P. COLLINS, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff
3 Nov.: `Adhesion and haemostasis.'

PROFESSOR E. BENZ, Johns Hopkins
10 Nov.: `Management of sickle cell disease.'

MR D.L. ECONOMIDES, Royal Free Hospital, London
17 Nov.: `Inherited bleeding disorders in obstetrics and gynaecology.'

DR M. MURPHY, National Blood Service, Oxford Centre
24 Nov.: `Is blood transfusion safe?'

DR I. HANN, Great Ormond Street Hospital, London
1 Dec.: `Results from recent UKALL trials.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


Oxford Eye Hospital

The following postgraduate lectures will be given at 5.30 p.m. on Mondays in the Lecture Theatre, the Oxford Eye Hospital, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

Convener: A.J. Bron, MA, Clinical Professor and Margaret Ogilvie's Reader in Ophthalmology.

MR L. BENJAMIN, Stoke Mandeville Hospital
12 Oct.: `Early diabetic vitrectomy and field survival.'

PROFESSOR J. MARSHALL, St Thomas's Hospital
19 Oct.: `Wound healing and corneal surgery.' (Litchfield Lecture)

DR B. SHEPSTONE
26 Oct.: `Some direct and some indirect links between ophthalmology and nuclear medicine.'

MR R. SMITH, Stoke Mandeville Hospital
2 Nov.: `New developments in electroretinography.'

DR C. FINK, Birmingham
9 Nov.: `Molecular diagnostic techniques for infection: a real advance for ophthalmologists?'

MR R. PACKARD, Prince Charles Eye Unit, Windsor
16 Nov.: `Dealing with broken capsules during phakoemulsification.'

MR KANSKI, King Edward VIIth Hospital, Windsor
23 Nov.: `Uveitis in children.'

MR R. WELHAM, Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading
30 Nov.: `Lacrimal surgery in children.'

MR A. RICHARDS, Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading
7 Dec.: `Eye care resources in developing countries.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology

The following laboratory seminars will be given at 1 p.m. on Mondays in the library, the Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology.

Convener: J.M. Tiffany, MA, University Lecturer in Ophthalmological Biochemistry.

DR A. HILL
12 Oct.: `Colour vision.'

DR A. KOSMIN
19 Oct.: `Development of the human retina.'

J. MELENA
26 Oct.: `Intraocular pressure Part I: calcium channel blockers.'

A. KING
2 Nov.: `The fate of some common metabolic enzymes in the aged human lens.'

DR J. LAWRENSON, City University, London
9 Nov.: `Studies of brain and retinal microvasculature.'

DR G. GEERLING, Moorfields Eye Hospital, London
16 Nov.: `Transplantation of the autologous submandibular gland for most severe keratoconjunctivitis sicca.'

HSIAO-MING CHAO
23 Nov.: `Clonidine: evidence for its being a neuroprotective agent.'

G. CHIDLOW
30 Nov.: `Intraocular pressure Part II: serotonergic drugs.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


LITERAE HUMANIORES

Logos: argument and discussion in the Ancient World (Corpus Christi Classical Seminar)

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Seminar Room, Corpus Christi College.

Convener: B.C.A. Morison, B.Phil., D.Phil., Junior Research Fellow in Ancient Philosophy, Corpus Christi College.

PROFESSOR T. SMILEY, Cambridge
14 Oct.: `Ideas of validity.'

T. REINHART
21 Oct.: `Rhetoric in the Fourth Academy.'

DR P. CRIVELLI, Edinburgh
28 Oct.: `Aristotle on contradiction and the square of opposition.'

PROFESSOR C. CAREY, Royal Holloway College, London
4 Nov.: `Forensic fiction.'

PROFESSOR J. BARNES, Geneva
11 Nov.: `Genuflecting to Galen.'

DR S. BOBZIEN
18 Nov.: `Propositional logic and argument.'

DR K. IERODIAKONOU, Athens
25 Nov.: `Examples in ancient logic.'

DR C. ATHERTON
2 Dec.: `Chrysippus' logical questions.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


Ancient History Graduate Seminar: Gender

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the New Music Room, Corpus Christi College.

Convener: R.G. Osborne, MA, Professor of Ancient History.

DR R. FLEMMING, Wellcome Institute
13 Oct.: `Gender, purity, and danger: medicine and female pollution in the Roman world.'

DR T. MORGAN
20 Oct.: `The gnomic woman.'

DR R. SCHNEIDER, Cambridge
27 Oct.: `Laughing satyrs and Hellenistic kings.'

DR J. DAVIDSON, Warwick
3 Nov.: `Dover, Foucault, and Greek homosexuality.'

DR J. BLOK, Utrecht
10 Nov.: `Gender and the citizen.'

DR T. HARRISON, UCL
17 Nov.: `Persian dress and Greek freedom.'

PROFESSOR W. HARRIS, Columbia
24 Nov.: `The gender of anger.'

DR K. STEARS, Edinburgh
1 Dec.: `Women and textiles.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

Department of Statistics: Probability, Statistics and Operations Research Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Department of Statistics, 1 South Parks Road.

Conveners: P. Clifford, MA, Reader in Mathematical Statistics, and A.M Etheridge, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer (CUF) in Mathematics.

DR G.P. NASON, Bristol
15 Oct.: `Time-scale analysis.'

DR J. CUZICK, ICRF, London
22 Oct.: `Statistical problems in cancer prevention and screening.'

PROFESSOR A.F. HEATH
29 Oct.: `Statistics for survey research.'

DR M.A. HURN, Bath
5 Nov.: `Identifying objects in microscope slides.'

PROFESSOR R.L. SMITH, North Carolina
12 Nov.: `Predictive inference.'

DR D. FIRTH
19 Nov.: To be announced.

DR R.C. GRIFFITHS
26 Nov.: `Inference in ancestral stochastic processes.'

DR J. STANDER, Plymouth
3 Dec .: `Markov chains for simulating from Gaussian and non-Gaussian fields.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Spanish Graduate Seminars and Public Lectures on the Generation of 1898

The following seminars and public lectures will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Taylor Institution. They will take place in the Senior Common Room, unless otherwise stated.

Conveners: C.H. Griffin, MA, D.Phil., Lecturer in Latin American Literature, and R.W. Truman, MA, D.Phil., Lecturer in Spanish.

PROFESSOR SIR RAYMOND CARR, FBA
13 Oct., public lecture, Room 3: `1898: before and after.'

DR R.W. FIDDIAN
20 Oct.: `Valera, Unamuno, y América.'

PROFESSOR L.P. HARVEY
3 Nov.: ``Terminación de la Guerra de Filipinas', literatura de cordel in the service of Sagasta.'

DR R.W. TRUMAN
10 Nov.: `Spain 1898, France 1870.'

DR S.G.H. ROBERTS, Nottingham
17 Nov.: `Unamuno and the restoration political system.'

PROFESSOR J. BUTT, London
24 Nov., public lecture, Room 3: `Violence in the poetry of Antonio Machado.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


MODERN HISTORY

Seminar in Medieval History

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Wharton Room, All Soul's College.

Conveners: R.R. Davies, MA, D.Phil., Chichele Professor of Medieval History, and J.R.L. Maddicott, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer (CUF) in Modern History.

BROCK HOLDEN
12 Oct.: `King John and the Marchers.'

DR CAROLINE BARRON, London
19 Oct.: `The gentrification of the London merchant class, 1300–1500.'

DR STUART AIRLIE, Glasgow
26 Oct.: `Sticking to the script: actors, rituals, and texts in Charlemagne's conquest of Bavaria.'

ALASTAIR DUNN
2 Nov.: ` "One king over all": the English magnates and the tyranny of Richard II.'

PROFESSOR CHRIS GIVEN-WILSON, St Andrews
9 Nov.: `English chroniclers of the fourteenth century.'

TOM FAIRBROTHER
16 Nov.: `The Thames Valley in the Wars of the Roses.'

DR SIMON KEYNES, Cambridge
23 Nov.: `The cult of King Alfred the Great.'

EMILY O'BRIEN
30 Nov.: `Sacred establishment and sacred subversives: the saintly milieu of medieval England.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


Commonwealth History Graduate Seminar

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Modern History Faculty.

PROFESSOR P.K. O'BRIEN, Institute of Historical Research, London
16 Oct.: `Reflections on attempts to analyse the costs and benefits of European empires, 1415–1974.'

DR AVNER OFFER
23 Oct.: `Costs and benefits, peace and war, 1870–1914.'

DR IAN BROWN, SOAS, London
30 Oct.: `Rural Burma in the economic crisis of the early 1930s.'

DR IAN PHIMISTER
6 Nov.: `Speculations and share mania: Nigerian tin-mining and the City of London, 1908–14.'

DR BERNARD ATTARD, Institute of Commonwealth Studies, London
13 Nov.: `Market or empire? British settler societies in the international economy before 1914.'

PROFESSOR B. ALFORD, Bristol
20 Nov.: `Imperial aspects of Anglo-American economic relations in the twentieth century.'

PROFESSOR WILLIAM BEINART
27 Nov.: `Settlers and sheep in the Cape.'

PROFESSOR ROBIN LAW, Stirling
4 Dec.: `The ending of the slave trade and the origins of imperialism: Britain and Dahomey in the nineteenth century.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


Early Modern Europe Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. in Fridays in the Modern History Faculty.

Conveners: D.A. Parrott, MA, D.Phil., and J.C. Robertson, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturers (CUF) in Modern History.

PROFESSOR T.C.W. BLANNING, Cambridge
16 Oct.: `The musical origins of the French Revolution.'

DR C. PETERS
22 Oct.: `Lutheranism and locality: how distinctive were the Saxons of Transylvania?'

THE REVD DR M.A. SCREECH
29 Oct.: `The religion of Rabelais: Lucien Febvre and the problem of unbelief in the sixteenth century.'

DR S.R. DITCHFIELD, York
5 Nov.: `In search of local knowledge: rewriting early modern Italian religious history.'

R. IVES
12 Nov.: `The Gournay circle and the advent of French political economy.'

P. WILLIAMS
19 Nov.: `Piracy and naval activity in the western Mediterranean, 1589–1608.'

C. ALVAREZ DE TOLEDO
26 Nov.: `Archbishop Palafox, colonial society, and the Spanish monarchy in the seventeenth century.'

A. MALCOLM, Manchester
3 Dec.: `Holding on to power: don Luis de Haro and the management of political patronage in the Spanish monarchy, 1643–51.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


Modern European History Seminar

The following seminars, which are open to all, will be given at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Modern History Faculty Building. This is the core seminar for Probationer Graduates in Modern History.

Conveners: T.C. Buchanan, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in Modern History and Politics, and M.H. Conway, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer (CUF) in Modern History.

R. KEDWARD, Sussex
15 Oct.: `Resistance: a personality disorder? The discourse of heroism.'

M. JONES, Cambridge
22 Oct.: ` "Gallant gentlemen all": the public commemoration of Captain Scott's last expedition.'

L. RIALL, Birkbeck College, London
29 Oct.: `Garibaldi and the power of personality in the Risorgimento.'

D. LOWRY, Oxford Brookes
5 Nov.: `Heroes of liberty: European admiration for the Boers in the South African War.'

O. LOGAN, East Anglia
12 Nov.: `Papal cult in Italy, c.1860–1958.'

A. SCHWARZENBACH, Zurich
19 Nov.: `Dreaming the queen: the sudden death and cult of Queen Astrid of the Belgians (1905–35).'

P. LANFRANCHI, De Montfort University
26 Nov.: `Mekhloufi, Minoun, and El Ouafi: the difficulty of being a French sporting hero.'

S. GUNDLE, Royal Holloway College
3 Dec.: `Glamour and modern celebrity.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


MODERN HISTORY, SOCIAL STUDIES

Seminar in Economic and Social History

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays, in the Wharton Room, All Souls College.

Conveners: J.S. Foreman-Peck, MA, University Lecturer in Economic History, C.H. Feinstein, MA, Chichele Professor of Economic History, and A. Offer, MA, D.Phil., Reader in Recent Social and Economic History.

DR OFFER
14 Oct.: `The two epidemics of affluence: over- eating and dieting in the USA and Britain since 1945.'

SIMON SZRETER, Cambridge
21 Oct.: `The perverse relationship between economic growth and health: evidence for the importance of social capital?'

LYNDEN MOORE
28 Oct.: `Britain's transformation from a manufacturing to a service economy—the contribution of trade agreements and North Sea oil.'

SIMON SMITH, York
4 Nov.: `The early diffusion of coffee drinking in England.'

GEORGE SPEIGHT
11 Nov.: `Re-interpreting the building boom, 1933–5: an analysis of building society behaviour.'

DAVID J. JEREMY, Manchester Metropolitan
18 Nov.: `Business leaders and board-room cultures in the north-west of England, 1900–1980s.'

LEIGH SHAW-TAYLOR, Cambridge
25 Nov.: `Did agricultural labourers have common rights?'

SUSANNAH MORRIS
2 Dec.: `The fallacy of philanthropy? Model dwellings companies and the five per cent return.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


MUSIC

Instant composition

STEPHEN MONTAGUE will lead a workshop on this topic on Sunday, 11 October, 12 noon–5 p.m., in the Denis Arnold Hall, the Music Faculty (open to music students and members of the Faculty; further details from the Administrator, (2)76125).

Return to List of Contents of this section


The composer speaks

The following composers will speak in this lecture series, to be held as shown below. The lectures are open to the public.

Fri. 16 Oct., 6 p.m., Holywell Music Room: MORTON SUBOTNICK.

Sat. 17 Oct., 6 p.m., Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty: JOAN LA BARBARA.

Wed. 4 Nov., 5 p.m., Denis Arnold Hall: JUDITH WEIR.

Mon. 16 Nov., 5 p.m., Holywell Music Room: BRIAN FERNEYHOUGH.

Wed. 25 Nov., 4.30 p.m., Holywell Music Room: ALLA SIRENKO.

Return to List of Contents of this section


ORIENTAL STUDIES

Medieval Studies Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in Lecture Room 1, the Oriental Institute. Details of the 17 November seminar will be announced later.

Conveners: J.S. Meisami, MA, University Lecturer in Persian, and W.L. Treadwell, MA, Samir Shamma Lecturer in Islamic Numismatics.

DR A. NYMARK, Berlin
13 Oct.: `City life on the Silk Road: the case of Sogdiana.'

DR TREADWELL
20 Oct.: `Images of Iranian kingship: royal medallions from the Buyid and Samanid courts.'

PROFESSOR Y. MICHOT
27 Oct.: `Islam's planet: Venus or Jupiter? Ibn Taymiyya on astrology.'

PROFESSOR R. BULLIET, Columbia
3 Nov.: To be announced.

PROFESSOR B. LAWRENCE, Duke University
10 Nov.: `Revisiting the Ternary Myth: does the classical–medieval–modern periodisation fit the evidence of South Asian Sufism?'

DR F.M. CORRAO, Naples
24 Nov.: To be announced.

Return to List of Contents of this section


ORIENTAL STUDIES, THEOLOGY

Eastern Christian Studies Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the House of St Gregory and St Macrina, 1 Canterbury Road.

Conveners: S.P. Brock, MA, D.Phil., Reader in Syriac Studies, and K.T. Ware, MA, D.Phil., Spalding Lecturer in Eastern Orthodox Studies.

DR BROCK
21 Oct.: `Holy Spirit, or wind? St Basil's Syrian, St Ephrem and the disputed interpretation of Gen. 1:2.'

PROFESSOR R.W. THOMSON
4 Nov.: `Secular and ecclesiastical law in the Code of Mekhitar Gosh.'

M. PLESTED
18 Nov.: `What use did Diadochus of Photice make of the Macarian writings?'

DR WARE
2 Dec.: `Philip Sherrard: Greece, Orthodoxy, and sacred tradition.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

The following seminars, which are open to everyone, will be held at 12 noon on Wednesdays, in the Sherrington Room, Laboratory of Physiology, Parks Road.

Convener: J.C. Ellory, MA, D.Sc., Professor of Physiology.

DR T.D. GRIFFITHS, Newcastle
14 Oct.: `Spatial and temporal sound processing in humans. Cognitive neurology and imaging.' (McDonnell-Pew Centre Seminar)

PROFESSOR OLE H. PETERSEN, Liverpool
21 Oct.: `Calcium signalling mechanisms explored from the inside of cells using the patch clamp technique.' (Seminar sponsored by the Physiological Society)

DR JULIAN PATON, Bristol
28 Oct.: `Differential peptidergic modulation of cardiorespiratory reflexes in the solitary tract nucleus.' (Seminar sponsored by the Physiological Society)

DR LEON LAGNADO, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
4 Nov.: `Exocytosis and endocytosis at the synaptic terminal of a retinal neuron.' (Jenkinson Seminar)

DR STEVE WATSON
11 Nov.: `Regulation of phospholipases Cgamma2 by collagen in platelets and megakaryocytes: role of PI 3 kinase.' (Seminar sponsored by the Physiological Societyc)

PROFESSOR S.J. REDMAN, Canberra
18 Nov.: `Quantal analysis and plasticity.' (McDonnell-Pew Centre Seminar)

DR DANIEL WOLPERT
25 Nov.: `The role of signal-dependent neuronal noise in motor planning.' (McDonnell-Pew Centre Seminar)

PROFESSOR THOMAS JENTSCH, Hamburg
2 Dec.: To be announced. (Seminar sponsored by the Physiological Society)

Return to List of Contents of this section


SOCIAL STUDIES

New Issues in International Security: seminar with visiting speakers

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Old Library, All Souls College.

Conveners: Sir John Coles, MA, Dr A. Hurrell, MA, M.Phil., D.Phil., Professor R. O'Neill, MA, D.Phil., and Professor A. Roberts, MA.

DR M. KALDOR, Sussex
16 Oct.: `New and old wars.'

PROFESSOR N. MYERS
23 Oct.: `Environment and security.'

DR J. PILAT, International Institute for Strategic Studies, London
30 Oct.: `Emerging terrorist threats: continuity and change.'

DR F. VARESE
6 Nov.: `Crime and mafias.'

PROFESSOR Y. EVRON, Tel Aviv, and PROFESSOR O'NEILL
13 Nov.: `Proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.'

DR J. CHIPMAN, IISS, London
20 Nov.: `The security implications of economic crises.'

PROFESSOR L. FREEDMAN, King's College, London
27 Nov.: `War in the information age.'

THE CONVENERS
4 Dec.: Conclusions.

Return to List of Contents of this section


The Presidency in a separated system

PROFESSOR CHARLES O. JONES, Olin Professor of American Government, will deliver the following lectures at 11 a.m. on Wednesdays in the Examination Schools.

14 Oct.: `The nature of the American presidency: some perspectives.'

21 Oct.: `Historical development of the American presidency.'

28 Oct.: `All presidents are not created equal. Some are not created at all.'

4 Nov.: `The president, the public, and the press.'

11 Nov.: `Creating a White House.'

18 Nov.: `Mandates, agendas, and working with Congress.'

25 Nov.: `The Clinton presidency: risk, restoration, and re-election.'

2 Dec.: `The presidency in the twenty-first century.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


Senior Research Seminar in American Government

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Clay Room, Nuffield College.

Conveners: C.O. Jones, Olin Professor of American Government, and B.E. Shafer, Mellon Professor of American Government.

PROFESSOR JONES
20 Oct.: `Passages to the presidency: from campaigning to governing.'

DR N.P. BOWLES
3 Nov.: `The politics of Congressional conflict in the Nixon presidency.'

PROFESSOR A. BRINKLEY
17 Nov.: `Henry Luce and the missionary impulse in American politics.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


THEOLOGY

Paradise and Fall: interpretations of Genesis 3

The following seminars will be held at 8.15 p.m. on Wednesdays in the House of St Theosevia, 2 Canterbury Road.

Details of the 25 November meeting will be announced later.

Conveners: K.T. Ware, MA, D.Phil., Spalding Lecturer in Eastern Orthodox Studies, and S.P. Brock, MA, D.Phil., Reader in Syriac Studies.

DR S. GILLINGHAM
21 Oct.: `In and out of the Garden: historical and literary approaches.'

DR WARE
28 Oct.: `The Greek Fathers.'

DR BROCK
4 Nov.: `The Syriac Fathers.'

DR E.J. YARNOLD, SJ
11 Nov.: `The Latin Fathers.'

W.P. ROBINSON
18 Nov.: `Contemporary understandings of Genesis 3 as a creation myth.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


Interdisciplinary Seminars: Methodological Approaches to the Study of Religions

The following interdisciplinary seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays, in Christ Church.

Conveners: J.S.K. Ward, B.Litt., MA, Regius Professor of Divinity, and W.M. Morgan, MA, Lecturer in World Religions, Mansfield and Westminster Colleges.

DR JAMES PISCATORI
20 Oct.: `Religion in the study of politics.'

DR JAMES COX
17 Nov.: `Methodological innovation and the study of religions.'

PROFESSOR WENDY JAMES
1 Dec.: `Questions old and new in the anthropology of religion.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


Robert Whyte Lecture in the Interdisciplinary Study of Religions

Professor John Hick, Birmingham, UK, and Claremont, USA, will deliver the first Robert Whyte Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 20 October, in the Examination Schools.

Conveners: J.S.K. Ward, B.Litt., MA, Regius Professor of Divinity, and W.M. Morgan, MA, Lecturer in World Religions, Mansfield and Westminster Colleges.

Subject: `Philosophy and the study of religions.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


Ian Ramsey Centre

Seminars in Science and Theology: Issues in Theology and the Sciences

The following seminars will be held at 8.30 p.m. on Thursdays (wine at 8.15), in the Hood Room, St Cross College.

PROFESSOR JOHN MARSHALL
15 Oct.: `Neuroscience: brains or people?'

PROFESSOR WILLIAM CARROLL, Iowa
29 Oct.: `Soul and science: Thomistic biology, an antidote to reductionism.'

DR MARY MIDGELY, Newcastle
12 Nov.: `Being scientific about our selves.'

DR ARTHUR PEACOCKE AND DR MARGARET YEE
26 Nov.: `Can God communicate with brains-in- bodies?'

Return to List of Contents of this section


INTER-FACULTY SEMINAR

Restoration to Reform, 1660–1832: British political, literary, intellectual, and social history

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the common room, St Anne's College (48 Woodstock Road, entrance via Porters' Lodge).

Conveners: Dr Ros Ballaster, Dr Marilyn Butler, Dr Faramerz Dabhoiwala, Dr Christine Gerrard, Dr Thomas Keymer, Professor Roger Lonsdale, Dr James Raven, and Dr Isabel Rivers.

DR V. RUMBOLD, Birmingham
19 Oct.: `Cut the caterwauling: silencing women in Pope's Dunciads.'

DR A. MCDERMOTT, Birmingham
2 Nov.: `Is feminist criticism of the eighteenth century sexist?'

DR N. PHILLOPSON, Edinburgh
16 Nov.: `History and historicism in Adam Smith's science of man.'

PROFESSOR M.A. STEWART, Lancaster
30 Nov.: `Francis Hutcheson and his circle: rational dissent in eighteenth-century Ireland.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


INSTITUTE OF ARCHAEOLOGY

Medieval Archaeology seminar: artefact studies—new approaches

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Lecture Room, the Institute of Archaeology.

Convener: H.F. Hamerow, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in European Archaeology (Early Medieval).

S. MARZINIK
21 Oct.: `Anglo-Saxon belt sets?'

C. BEHR
28 Oct.: `Material evidence for the Kentish kingdom.'

C. HAITH
18 Nov.: `Analysis of the Anglo-Saxon cemetery at Dover-Buckland.'

J. MUNBY
2 Dec.: `Excavations at Mayenne.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL

Interdepartmental finance seminars

The following seminars will be held on Fridays in the Seminar Room, the Said Business School, the Radcliffe Infirmary. Unless otherwise indicated, they will take place at 12.30 p.m.

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).

O. SUSSMAN and J. FRANKS, London Business School
16 Oct.: `Innovation, evolution, and the law of corporate insolvency.'

S. HODGES, Warwick Business School
23 Oct., 3 p.m.: `A generalisation of the Sharpe ratio and its application to valuation bounds and risk measure.'

X. FREIXAS, Bank of England
30 Oct.: `A dilution cost approach to financial intermediation and securities markets.'

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.: To be announced.

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.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


BYZANTINE STUDIES

Byzantine Studies Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Seminar Room, St John's College.

Conveners: E.M. Jeffreys, B.Litt., MA, Bywater and Sotheby Professor of Byzantine and Modern Greek Language and Literature, and M.C.M. Mango, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in Byzantine Archaeology and Art.

PROFESSOR A. LIDOV, Moscow
13 Oct.: `The miracle-working icons of Leo the Wise.'

DR P. MAGDALINO, St Andrews
20 Oct.: `Astronomy and orthodoxy in early medieval Byzantium.'

PROFESSOR JEFFREYS
27 Oct.: `Malalas, Procopius, and Justinian's buildings.'

DR MANGO
3 Nov.: `Inscriptions and Justinian's buildings.'

N. WILSON
10 Nov.: `The Archimedes palimpsest from the metochion of the Holy Sepulchre in Istanbul.'

PROFESSOR R. BEATON, London
17 Nov.: `Towards a reading of the Byzantine novel.'

PROFESSOR O. BADDLEY and DR N. PICKWOAD, Camberwell, London
24 Nov.: `Conserving the manuscripts and books of the library of the monastery of St Catherine, Sinai.'

P. SARRIS
1 Dec.: `The end of Byzantine rule in Egypt and the survival of the Egyptian aristocracy.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


COMPUTING LABORATORY

Strachey Lecture

B. LAMPSON, Microsoft, will deliver a Strachey Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 13 October, in the Computing Laboratory Lecture Theatre.

Subject: `Computer systems research: past and future.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


Numerical Analysis Group

Computational Mathematics and Applications Seminars

The following seminars will be given on Thursdays. Unless otherwise stated, they will take place at 3 p.m. in the Lecture Theatre, the Computing Laboratory. Further information may be obtained from Shirley Day (telephone: Oxford (2)73885).

Conveners: J.D.P. Donnelly and J. Scott (Rutherford Appleton Laboratory).

DR A.R. KROMMER, NAG Ltd.
15 Oct., 2 p.m., RAL: `Parallel sparse matrix computations in the PINEAPLE Library.'

PROFESSOR L.N. TREFETHEN
22 Oct.: `Numerical conformal mapping and the Schwarz–Christoffel Toolbox.'

DR K. MEERBERGEN, RAL
29 Oct.: `The implicitly filtered rational Krylov method for the solution of large sparse eigenvalue problems.'

PROFESSOR P. SAYLOR, Illinois
5 Nov.: `How the scattering amplitude yields a comparison between conjugate gradient error estimates.'

PROFESSOR G. GOLUB, Stanford
12 Nov.: `Reconstruction of a polygon from its moments.'

DR T. WARBURTON, Brown University
19 Nov.: `Spectra/hp methods on mixed element unstructured meshes.'

DR P.K. STRATHCLYDE, RAL
26 Nov., 2 p.m., RAL: `k-SAT and Markov chains.'

PROFESSOR D. DRITSCHEL, St Andrews
3 Dec.: `The contour-advective semi-Lagrangian algorithm: a marriage between Euler and Langrange.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


DEPARTMENT FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION

Oxford Architectural History Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5.30 p.m. on Mondays in Rewley House.

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

DR AIRS
19 Oct.: `Lord Burghley's Theobalds revisited.'

N. HISCOCK, Oxford Brookes
30 Nov.: `The wise master builder: Platonic geometry in medieval abbeys and cathedrals.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


CENTRE FOR CRIMINOLOGICAL RESEARCH

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Old Library, All Souls College.

Convener: A.J. Ashworth, DCL, Vinerian Professor of Law.

PROFESSOR B. HUDSON, Northumbria
21 Oct.: `Risks, rights, and guarantees: some dilemmas of justice and difference.'

PROFESSOR M. MCCONVILLE, Warwick
4 Nov.: `Black defendants in the criminal justice process.'

DR J. PEAY, LSE
18 Nov.: `Mentally disordered offenders: recent developments in policy and practice.'

PROFESSOR N. LACEY, LSE
2 Dec.: `Penal practices and political theory: an agenda for dialogue.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


OXFORD CENTRE FOR HEBREW AND JEWISH STUDIES

The following public lectures will be given at 8.15 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Common Room, Yarnton Manor.

AMOS OZ, Weidenfeld Visiting Professor of Comparative European Literature, and DR N. DE LANGE, Cambridge
14 Oct.: Readings in Hebrew and English from the novels of Amos Oz.

SIR MARTIN GILBERT, CBE
21 Oct.: `Is there a specific Jewish contribution to the twentieth century?' (Inaugural lecture: David Patterson Lecture Series)

DR N. SOLOMON
28 Oct.: Book launch: Historical Dictionary of Jewish Religion (Scarecrow Press).

RABBI DR ALBERT H. FRIEDLANDER, Leo Baeck College
4 Nov.: `Leo Baeck in retrospect.' (David Patterson Lecture Series)

DR A. KUSHNER, Southampton
11 Nov.: `Asylum and refugees in the twentieth century.' (David Patterson Lecture Series)

DR G. ABRAMSON
18 Nov.: Book launch: Drama and Ideology in Modern Israel (Cambridge University Press).

PROFESOR A. RAPPOPORT-ALBERT, University College, London
25 Nov.: `Why did women play no part in Jewish mystical tradition?' (David Patterson Lecture Series)

PROFESSOR Z. GITELMAN, Michigan
2 Dec.: `Conceptions of Jewishness among contemporary Russian and Ukrainian Jews.' (David Patterson Lecture Series)

Return to List of Contents of this section


MAISON FRANÇAISE

Lectures

The following lectures will be given at 5.15 p.m. on Tuesdays (unless otherwise indicated) in the Maison Française.

For details of this term's film-showings at the Maison Française, see `Notices' above.

K. GORE
20 Oct.: `L'actualité du theâtre de Sartre, 1943–98.'

PROFESSOR P. RILEY, Harvard
Mon. 26 Oct.: `Leibniz's Lettre sur l'éducation d'un prince: a commentary.'

PROFESSOR J.-P. SARRAZAC, Paris III
3 Nov.: `Comment écrivent les auteurs de thêatre en France aujourd'hui?'

D. BRADBY, Royal Holloway College
10 Nov.: `News from the front: five new French playwrights.'

A. RAITT
17 Nov.: `Flaubert et le thêatre.'

A. VIALA
24 Nov.: `Les Dom Juan et la modernité.'

H. PHILLIPS, Manchester
1 Dec.: `Autour de Racine et du thêatre classique: nouvelles perspectives.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


Other meetings

The following meetings will be held at the Maison Française, unless otherwise indicated. Further information may be obtained from the Maison (telephone: Oxford (2)74220).

Sat. 24 Oct., 10 a.m.–5 p.m.: `Which Napoleon?' (day-school).

Fri. 30 Oct.–Sat. 31 Oct.: international colloquium, `Action collective et intégration européenne' (programme: `Culture et sociétés: comportements politiques').

Mon. 2 Nov., 8.15 p.m: `Connaissance du Périgord—présentation et dégustation' (with Jean Roux, Etienne Roux, Jonathan Hill, and Professor Denis Noble).

Sat. 7 Nov.: `Les enjeux de la parité aujourd'hui' (Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France).

Sat. 7 Nov., St Hugh's College, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.: `Text and context: vernacular, dialect, standard language, and the stage' (Translation Research in Oxford).

Fri. 27 Nov.–Sun. 29 Nov., Faculty of Music, European Science Foundation, Wadham College, and Maison Française (first session in Holywell Music Room, 9.30 a.m.): `European Baroque opera: institutions and ceremonies.'

Sat. 28 Nov., 9 a.m.–5 p.m.: `Au commencement était le verbe: the morphology, syntax, and semantics of the French verb' (Society for French Studies).

Sat. 5 Dec.–Sun. 6 Dec.: journée d'étude franco-brittanique, `Slavery from the seventeenth to the nineteenth century.'

Sat. 12 Dec., 10 a.m.–5 p.m.: `Durkheim, Durkheimians, and the arts at the turn of the nineteenth century' (British Centre for Durkheimian Studies).

Return to List of Contents of this section


QUEEN ELIZABETH HOUSE

Seminar in Contemporary South Asia

The following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursdays, in the Blackhall Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 21 St Giles'.

Conveners: Professor Barbara Harriss-White and Dr Nandini Gooptu.

NAILA KABEER, Sussex
15 Oct.: `Can't buy me love? Gender, credit, and empowerment in rural Bangladesh.'

ROBERT ANDERSON, Cambridge
22 Oct.: `Nucleus and nation: scientists and power in India.'

APURBA KUNDU, Bradford
29 Oct.: `Never a coup: civil–military relations in India.'

CRAIG JEFFREY, Cambridge
5 Nov.: `Money grows on family trees: class, genealogy, and the local state in north-west India.'

K. SRINIVASULU, Osmania University, Hyderabad
12 Nov.: `Liberalisation and artisanal communities: the case of hand-loom weavers in Andhra Pradesh.'

CAREY WATT, Cambridge
19 Nov.: `Ephebic patriots or seditious sevaks: the Boy Scouts and the development of social service and civil society in early twentieth-century India.'

SULAGNA ROY, Cambridge
26 Nov.: `Debates on Hindu–Muslim relations and "communalism" in the Bengali Muslim press, c.1930–47.'

G. OMKARNATH, CDS, Kerala
3 Dec.: `Wages in the agrarian economy.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


Economic Development Seminar

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

Conveners: Sanjaya Lall, Queen Elizabeth House, Jenny Corbett, Nissan Centre, and Frances Stewart, Director, Queen Elizabeth House.

J. CORBETT and D. VINES
15 Oct.: `The East Asian crisis: an overview.'

A. ADDISON, UN University WIDER
22 Oct.: `Post-conflict reconstruction.'

V. FITZGERALD
29 Oct.: `The Asian crisis: global volatility or unsound domestic policy?'

F. STEWART
5 Nov.: `Adjustment and poverty in Asia: old problems and new solutions.'

C. FREEMAN, Sussex
12 Nov.: `A Schumpeterian interpretation of the East Asian crisis.'

HA JOON CHANG, Cambridge
19 Nov.: `Korea: the misunderstood crisis.'

J. EATWELL, Cambridge
26 Nov.: `Proposals for reform of the international financial system.'

A. BHATTACHARYA, World Bank
3 Dec.: `Policy implications of the East Asian crisis: a World Bank perspective.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


Refugee Studies Programme

Seminars on Forced Migration

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House. Details of the 11 November seminar will be announced later.

Further information is available from Dominique Attala, Refugee Studies Programme, Queen Elizabeth House, 21 St Giles', Oxford OX1 3LA (telephone: Oxford (2)70722, fax: (2)70721, e-mail: rsp@qeh.ox.ac.uk, Internet: http://www.qeh.ox.ac.uk/rsp/).

E. LESTER, Jesuit Refugee Service
14 Oct.: `The plight of urban refugees today.'

DR W. BOSSWICK, Bamberg
21 Oct.: `Asylum in Germany.'

S. SEN, LSE
28 Oct.: `Waiting to return home: the refugees of South Asia.'

PROFESSOR G. GILBERT, Essex
4 Nov.: `The Northern Ireland Peace Agreement: minority rights and self-determination.'

DR R. HANSEN
18 Nov.: `Britain, citizenship, and immigration.'

PROFESSOR J.G. GALATY, McGill University, Montreal
25 Nov.: `Pastoralists and forced migration.'

D. DE JONG, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Netherlands
2 Dec.: `European immigration and asylum policy.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


HERTFORD COLLEGE

Tyndale Lecture 1998

PROFESSOR J. AITCHISON will deliver the Tyndale Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 22 October, in the Examination Schools. After the lecture there will be a reception in the Principal's Lodgings, Hertford College.

Subject: `The drinker of the devil's dregs.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


MANSFIELD COLLEGE

Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Council Room, Main Building (ground floor), Mansfield College.

Further information may be obtained from the Administrator, OCEES, Mansfield College, Oxford OX1 3TF (telephone and fax: Oxford (2)70886, e-mail: ocees@mansf.ox.ac.uk).

J. MURPHY
13 Oct.: `Integrating environment and economy through ecological modernisation: an assessment of the impact of environmental policy on industrial innovation.'

C. HAMBLER
20 Oct.: `Is sustainability an illusion?'

D. PEPPER, Oxford Brookes
27 Oct.: `Ecological modernisation versus the "ideal model" of sustainable development: which is appropriate for the European periphery?'

R. LÖFSTEADT, Surrey
3 Nov.: `The social dimension of risk management.'

S. SHACKLEY, UMIST, and E. DARIER, Lancaster
10 Nov.: `Climate encounters: focus group discussions on climate change and its relation to local environmental issues in the north-west of England.'

W. BECKERMAN
17 Nov.: `Intergenerational justice and the environment.'

C. PALMER, Stirling
24 Nov.: `Foucault, power, and animals.'

J. PAAVOLA
1 Dec.: `Environmental problems and policy: an institutional approach.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

African Studies Seminar

Unless otherwise stated, the following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Fellows' Dining Room, St Antony's College.

Convener: W. Beinart, MA, Rhodes Professor of Race Relations.

M. MALOWANY
15 Oct.: `Researching malaria in Africa: materials from the past, challenges for the future.'

F. NYAMNJOH, Buea (Cameroon), and Leiden
22 Oct.: `Newspaper cartoons and politics in Cameroon.'

Y. HASHIM
29 Oct.: `Trade unions and democracy in Nigeria.'

I. HOFMEYR, Witwatersrand and the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, London
5 Nov.: `The holy war in the Congo: Bunyan, the Baptists, and Bakongo prophets.'

R. PACKARD, Emory University, Atlanta
Tue. 10 Nov., Wellcome Unit (45 Banbury Road), 1 p.m.: `Malaria and economic change in South Africa.' (Jointly with the Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine)

R. RATHBONE, SOAS
12 Nov.: `National politics in the Ghanaian countryside: the CPP and the chiefs.'

D. JOHNSON, James Currey Publishers
19 Nov.: `Linking independence with war: origins and continuity in the Sudanese civil war.'

W. DOOLING, SOAS
26 Nov.: `Economic crisis and the making of a bourgeois state in the nineteenth-century Cape Colony.'

R. LAW, Stirling
3 Dec.: `Commemoration of the slave trade in contemporary West Africa.'

DAY WORKSHOP
Sat. 28 Nov., St Antony's, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.: `Researching Africa: methods and reflections.' (Further details from: david.mills@qeh.ox.ac.uk, or jessica.schafer@st-hughs.ox.ac.uk)

CONFERENCE
5–6 Dec: Franco-British conference on slavery from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries (details from Dr Cecile Fabre, Maison Française, Norham Road, Oxford OX2 6SE).

Return to List of Contents of this section


European Studies Centre

PROFESSOR ALEX DANCHEV, Keele, will give the following talk at 8.30 p.m. on Monday, 26 October, in the Seminar Room, the European Studies Centre, 70 Woodstock Road. The talk is based on Professor Danchev's recently published biography of Liddell Hart.

Convener: A.J. Nicholls, B.Phil., MA, Special (non- CUF) Lecturer in Modern History.

Subject: `Alchemist of war.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


Seminar on Germany in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the European Studies Centre, 70 Woodstock Road. Details of the seminars to be held in the final weeks of term will be published later.

Conveners: A.J. Nicholls, B.Phil., MA, Special (non- CUF) Lecturer in Modern History, and H.J.O. Pogge von Strandmann, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Modern History.

PROFESSOR POGGE VON STRANDMANN
12 Oct.: `The German Revolution, 1848–50: the case of Mecklenburg.'

DR S. FREITAG, German Historical Institute, London
19 Oct.: `The revolutionary Friedrich Hecker, 1848–9.'

PROFESSOR H. MOMMSEN, Bochum
26 Oct.: `German military resistance and Hitler's racial war of annihilation against the Soviet Union.'

Z. SHORE
2 Nov.: `Hitler, intelligence, and the decision to remilitarise the Rhineland, 1936.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


European Union enlargement: prospects and problems

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the European Studies Centre, 70 Woodstock Road. Details of a related seminar, to be held on 27 November, are given below.

Conveners: Anne Deighton, Wolfson College, and Graham Avery, Brussels.

J. TRUSZCZYNSKI, Ambassador of Poland to the European Union
23 Oct.: `Poland.'

M. LEIGH, European Commission negotiator with the Czech Republic.'
30 Oct.: `Czech Republic.'

F. NORDMANN, Ambassador of Switzerland to the United Kingdom
6 Nov.: `Switzerland.'

C. LONG, HM Ambassador to Hungary, 1995–8
13 Nov.: `Hungary.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


European Union enlargement: related seminar

THORVALD STOLTENBERG, Ambassador of Norway to Denmark, and formerly Norwegian Foreign Minister and UN High Commissioner for Refugees, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Friday, 27 November, in the European Studies Centre, 70 Woodstock Road. The seminar, which is related to the series on `European Union enlargement' listed above, will be chaired by the convener.

Convener: Sir Marrack Goulding, MA, Warden, St Antony's College.

Subject: `Norway's relationship with the European Union.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


Seminar on Balkan History and Politics

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the European Studies Centre, 70 Woodstock Road.

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

MR CLOGG
13 Oct.: ` "Our Christian Brethren in the East": the Turkish-speaking Greeks of Asia Minor.'

DR G. KAZAMIAS, Bradford
20 Oct.: `The Western Allies and the Greek famine, 1941–4.'

DR P. CARABOTT, King's College, London
27 Oct.: `Minorities and the State: the Slavo- Macedonians in inter-war Greece.'

I. ROBERTS, formerly HM Ambassador, Belgrade
17 Nov.: `Why Yugoslavia died.'
24 Nov.: `The long spoon—diplomatic life in Belgrade, 1994–7.'

DR M. ATTALIDES, High Commissioner for Cyprus
1 Dec.: `Cyprus on the road to EU accession.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


ST CATHERINE'S COLLEGE

Inaugural Sir Patrick Nairne Lecture

The first of a series of annual lectures to commemorate the Mastership (1981–8) of the Rt. Hon. Sir Patrick Nairne, GCB, MC, MA, will be held at 5 p.m. on Friday, 16 October, in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College.

The first lecture will be `The future of broadcasting', a conversation between SIR JOHN BIRT and MELVYN BRAGG. The audience will then be invited to participate.

Return to List of Contents of this section


REGENT'S PARK COLLEGE

Centre for the Study of Christianity and Culture

The media, truth, and culture

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

M. LOVE, Bristol
14 Oct.: `A spin on cynicism.'

THE RT. REVD RICHARD HARRIES, Bishop of Oxford
21 Oct.: `Religion and the media.'

T. DEAN, Commissioning Editor, BBC World Service
28 Oct.: `Truth in the global interest.'

DR N. SUMMERTON, Director, Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society, Mansfield College
4 Nov.: `The media in the public interest.'

PROFESSOR C. CHRISTIANS, Illinois
11 Nov.: `Media technology and moral literacy.'

DR C. ST LOUIS, Senior Producer, BBC Radio
18 Nov.: `Truth and race in the media.'

SR LAVINIA BYRNE, IBVM, Cambridge
25 Nov.: `The potential of the Internet.'

DR J. MITCHELL, Edinburgh
2 Dec.: `The truth is out there: decoding popular television theologically.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


C.S. Lewis Commemorative Lecture Series

The following lectures, which are co-sponsored by the Oxford University C.S. Lewis Society, will be given at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in Regent's Park College.

F. WARNER
15 Oct.: `C.S. Lewis and the Psalms.'

DR P. MCCULOUGH
22 Oct.: `Lewis's Spenser.'

PROFESSOR J. BARTON
29 Oct.: `The past is another country: C.S. Lewis and cultural relativism.'

R. TRICKETT
5 Nov.: `C.S. Lewis in retrospect.'

DR S. LOGAN, Cambridge
12 Nov.: `Shadowlife: Lewis and biography.'

THE RT REVD KALLISTOS WARE
19 Nov.: `Images of hell and heaven in C.S. Lewis and in the Christian East.'

N. DUNBAR
26 Nov.: `C.S. Lewis as a classical scholar.'

THE REVD DR IAN KER
3 Dec.: `Newman on C.S. Lewis's Mere Christianity.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


SOCIETY FOR THE HISTORY OF MEDIEVAL TECHNOLOGY AND SCIENCE

PHILIP WALKER, President of the Tool and Trades History Society, will give an illustrated lecture at 2.45 p.m. on Saturday, 10 October, in the Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 10 Banbury Road. All are welcome.

Subject: `Nuremberg Books: illustrated registers of retired craftsmen who entered two charitable almshouses during the late fourteenth century.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


ASSOCIATION FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING (OXFORD BRANCH)

Oxford Science Lecture Series

PROFESSOR ANN DOWLING, Cambridge, will deliver a public lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 15 October, in the Oxford University Museum of Natural History. Admission, including refreshments, costs £1.50. Tickets will be available at the door, but those wishing to attend are asked to book by contacting Dr Elizabeth Griffin (telephone: (2)73345, e-mail: remg@astro.ox.ac.uk). The lecture is sponsored by Esso Petroleum.

Subject: `Singing flames that break jet engines and power stations.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


INTERNATIONAL LAW ASSOCIATION (BRITISH BRANCH)

Oxford Speakers Series

The following lectures will be given at 8.30 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Habakkuk Room, Jesus College. Persons travelling from outside Oxford are asked to confirm the meetings one or two days in advance.

Further information is available from Ms Carolyn Evans, Exeter College, Oxford OX1 3DP (telephone: Oxford (2)79617, e-mail: carolyn.evans@exeter.ox.ac.uk), or Dr Michael Byers, Jesus College, Oxford OX1 3DW (telephone: Oxford (2)79680, e-mail: michael.byers@jesus.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR M. SHAW, Leicester 21 Oct.: `The expanding scope of self-defence in international law.' PROFESSOR J.G. MERRILLS, Sheffield
4 Nov.: `International boundary disputes in theory and practice.'

H.E. JUDGE ROSALYN HIGGINS, DBE, QC
18 Nov.: `Recent developments at the International Court of Justice.'

SIR ELIHU LAUTERPACHT, CBE, QC
2 Dec.: `International claims today: the United Nations Compensation Commission.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


FRIENDS OF THE BODLEIAN

The following thirty-minute lectures will be given at 1 p.m. on the days indicated in the Cecil Jackson Room, the Sheldonian Theatre. All are invited.

Sandwiches and wine will be served after the lectures at a cost of £2.50 per person, for which bookings should be made in advance with Mrs P.M. Sturgis, Membership Secretary, Friends of the Bodleian, Bodleian Library, Oxford OX1 3BG (telephone: Oxford (2)77234).

MRS M. CLAPINSON
Wed. 28 Oct.: `Beetles, beams, and buttresses: 500 years of maintaining the Old Library.'

DR G. WALKER
Wed. 11 Nov.: `The Captain's Russian bell: a village mystery.'

PROFESSOR J. BRIGGS
Mon. 30 Nov.: ` "Teaching the young idea": children's books and education in the first half of the eighteenth century.'

Return to List of Contents of this section


OXFORD ITALIAN ASSOCIATION

The cultural programme for Michaelmas Term is outlined below. Students under 25 are admitted free; other admissions are free unless otherwise stated. For information about the Association, please send s.a.e. to Professor J.R. Woodhouse, 47 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JF.

Tue. 29 Sept.: Il nuovo cinema paradiso, Kellogg College, Rewley House Theatre (7.45 for 8 p.m.)

MR DENIS MACK SMITH
Mon. 26 Oct.: `Italy in 1998: has anything changed?' (Dorothy Rowe Lecture, 5 p.m., Examination Schools)

PROFESSOR FRANCIS HASKELL
Tues. 27 Oct.: `Most gratifying disorders: the destruction of Pompei and its revival in European culture'. (7.45 for 8 p.m., St Anne's College; admission £1 for TOIA members, £2 for non-members)

DR DIEGO ZANCANI
Wed. 11 Nov.: `The organisation of banquets in Renaissance Ferrara, 1470–1550.' (7.45 for 8 p.m., St Anne's College; admission £1 for TOIA members, £2 for non-members)

PROFESSOR JOHN WOODHOUSE
Tues. 17 Nov.:` The lion of Venice.' (7.45 for 8 p.m., St Anne's College; admission £1 for TOIA members, £2 for non-members. Any profits to Venice in Peril Fund)

MR MICHAEL LOWE
Sun. 6 Dec.: `The lute in Italy: sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.' (8 p.m., Holywell Music Room; admission £1 for TOIA members, £2 for non-members. The lecture will include a short recital)

Return to List of Contents of this section