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SLADE LECTURES 1999

Borromini and Baroque Rome

PROFESSOR J. CONNORS, Slade Professor 1998–9, will deliver the Slade Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following Wednesdays in the Lecture Hall, the Taylor Institution.

20 Jan.: `Out of the Swiss lakes.'

27 Jan.: `The newest profession.'

3 Feb.: `Sacred theorems.'

10 Feb.: `Façades that grow.'

17 Feb.: `Architecture for the family.'

24 Feb.: `Wisdom builds herself a house.'

3 Mar.: `Piazza Navona and dynastic urbanism.'

10 Mar.: `The last things and afterlife.'

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FORD'S LECTURES IN BRITISH HISTORY

Use and delight: environmental history in Northern England since 1600

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

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

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

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

12 Feb.: `Commanding the waters.'

19 Feb.: `The fragile hill.'

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

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ORIENTAL STUDIES

Seminar on Jewish history and literature in the Graeco-Roman period

The following seminars will be held at 2.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in Wolfson College.

Convener: M.D. Goodman, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Jewish Studies.

PROFESSOR S. FREYNE, Trinity College, Dublin
19 Jan.: `Galileans and Phoenicians.'

DR V. REBRIK, Tübingen
26 Jan.: `Sources of the excursus about the Jews (Tacitus, Historiae V).'

PROFESSOR Y. ELBAUM, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
2 Feb.: `The attitude to gentiles in Seder Eliahu.'

PROFESSOR S. BENIN, Memphis
9 Feb.: `Holy fools? Jewish and Christian approaches to martyrdom in late antiquity.'

PROFESSOR J. SCHWARTZ, Bar Ilan University
16 Feb.: `Material culture and Rabbinic literature.'

DR G. BOHAK, Tel Aviv
23 Feb.: `Was Homer Jewish? Ethnicity and culture in the Graeco-Roman world.'

PROFESSOR F. MILLAR
2 Mar.: `Christians, Jews, and others in late Roman Palestine.'

DR S. WILSON, Carleton University
9 Mar.: `Defectors and apostates in late antique Judaism.'

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THEOLOGY

Ian Ramsey Centre

Seminars in science and theology

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

PROFESSOR A. LYNE, University of Manchester, Jodrell Bank
28 Jan.: `Cosmology and life in the universe.'

PROFESSOR R. STANNARD, Open University
11 Feb.: `Cosmology and theology.'

PROFESSOR J. WEBSTER
25 Feb.: `Theology and cosmology: some reflections.'

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ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM

Sir David Piper New Year Lecture

DR CHRISTOPHER BROWN, Director of the Museum, will deliver the Sir David Piper New Year Lecture at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, 5 January, in the Lecture Theatre, the Taylor Institution. Admission is free and booking is not required.

Subject: `Van Dyck: a tale of three cities.'

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DEPARTMENT FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION

Darwin's astonishing legacy: evolutionary thinking in biology and beyond

PROFESSOR RICHARD DAWKINS will deliver the first lecture in this series at 8.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 20 January, in the Department of Zoology.

Subject: `Universal Darwinism.'

A ticket for the full series of eight lectures costs £30. Space permitting, tickets for individual lectures will be available at the door at a cost of £5. The full programme may be obtained from the Department for Continuing Education (telephone: Oxford (2)70360).

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WELLCOME UNIT FOR THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE

History of tropical medicine and infectious diseases

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

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

Subject: `Drug resistance in the tropics.'

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Medicine and culture before 1750

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Mondays in the Wellcome Unit, 47 Banbury Road.

Convener: M.H. Pelling, MA status, M.Litt., University Research Lecturer.

M. SATCHELL
18 Jan.: `Foundation and emergence: the genesis of the English leperhouses, c.1077--1200.'

A. WEAR, Wellcome Unit, London
25 Jan.: `The failure of the English Helmontian revolution in therapeutics.'

L. KASSELL, Cambridge
1 Feb.: ` "Some Red Powder and an Old Manuscript": alchemy and medicine from St Dunstan to Newton.'

A. GOLDBLOOM, Wellcome Unit, London
8 Feb.: `Samuel Hartlib, the Ephemerides, and lay medical knowledge, 1634--60.'

C. CHAPMAN
15 Feb.: `Murder as death; or the art of dying badly in late seventeenth-century England.'

P. WALLIS
22 Feb.: `Plague, practice, and polemic in later seventeenth-century London.'

M. UNKOVSKAYA,
1 Mar.: `Seventeenth-century Russian élite women and foreign doctors: the myth of the unseen body.'

J. PHILIPS, London
8 Mar.: `Allegories of the body: Bunyan, disease, and popular medicine.'

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CORPUS CHRISTI COLLEGE

F.W. Bateson Memorial Lecture 1999

PROFESSOR CLAUDE RAWSON, Department of English, Yale University, will deliver the F.W. Bateson Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 10 February 1999, in the Examination Schools.

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

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Lowe Lectures in Palaeography

Manuscripts and method: the transmission of Vegetius

PROFESSOR MICHAEL REEVE, Kennedy Professor of Latin, Cambridge, will deliver the Lowe Lectures in Palaeography at 5 p.m. on Mondays in Hilary Term, in the Examination Schools.
25 Jan.: `A proposal about Modestus.'

1 Feb.: `A man on a horse.'

8 Feb.: `R.'

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GREEN COLLEGE

Green College Lectures 1999

Genes

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

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

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

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

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

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