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INAUGURAL LECTURES

Peter Moores Professor of Management Studies

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

Subject: `Firm control.'

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Professor of Numerical Analysis

PROFESSOR L.N. TREFETHEN will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 26 April, in the Examination Schools. The Vice-Chancellor will be present.

Subject: `Scientific computing: the finite, the infinite, and the future.'

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HENSLEY HENSON LECTURES 1998–9

The unorthodox Karl Barth

PROFESSOR DR A.I.C. HERON, Professor of Reformed Theology, Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, will deliver the Hensley Henson Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Examination Schools.

Mon. 1 Mar.: `Alarms, negations, and surprises.'

Thur. 4 Mar.: `To talk to God...'

Mon. 8 Mar.: `Creation, preservation and all the blessings...'

Thur. 11 Mar.: `The grammar of reconciliation.'

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GRINFIELD LECTURES ON THE SEPTUAGINT

The Septuagint at the dawn of the third millennium

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

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

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

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

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SPEAKER'S LECTURES IN BIBLICAL STUDIES

Theory of primitive Christian religion (II)

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

The ritual sign language of primitive Christian religion

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

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


The autonomy of primitive Christian religion

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

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

Tue. 2 Mar.: `Primitive Christianity.'


Summary and final considerations

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

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J.W. JENKINSON MEMORIAL LECTURE

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

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

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CHARLES SIMONYI LECTURE ON THE PUBLIC UNDERSTANDING OF SCIENCE

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

Subject: `The evolution of culture.'

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ZAHAROFF LECTURE

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

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

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SIR JOHN HICKS LECTURE ON ECONOMIC HISTORY

PROFESSOR P. TEMIN, Professor of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will deliver the Sir John Hicks Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 12 March, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `A new view of the golden age of economic growth.'

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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 A. BRONSTEIN, Institute of Neurology
23 Apr.: `The assessment of nystagmus and oscillopsia.'

DR M. BRADA, Royal Marsden Hospital
11 June: `What's new in the treatment of malignant brain tumours.'

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University Department of Clinical Pharmacology

The following seminars will be held at 4 p.m. on Mondays in the Cairns Seminar Suite, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

DR V.A. VAIDYA, Yale
22 Feb.: `The role of brain-derived neurotrophic factor in the actions of stress and antidepressant treatments.'

DR S. FLETCHER, Birmingham
1 Mar.: `Characterisation of the enigmatic 5-HT3 receptor.'

DR B. KOCSIS, Harvard
15 Mar.: `Brainstem mechanisms of the control of hippocampal activity.'

PROFESSOR G.W. ARBUTHNOTT, Edinburgh
22 Mar.: `Dopamine and learning.'

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CLINICAL MEDICINE, PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

DR S.J. FOSTER, Sheffield, will give the following additional seminar at 4.30 p.m. on Thursday, 29 April, in the Lecture Theatre, the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology.

Convener: H. Waldmann, BM, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Pathology.

Subject: `Coping with life's stresses: response mechanisms in the pathogen Staphylococcus aureus.'

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LITERAE HUMANIORES

Sub-faculty seminar: Audiences ancient and modern

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in Lecture Room 2, Staircase 18, Oriel College (Island Site).

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

PROFESSOR O. TAPLIN
11 Feb.: ` "No text can give us straightforward information about its production and reception" (Don Fowler). Discuss with special reference to Homer and/or Hesiod.'

T. ROOD
18 Feb.: `Audiences in Xenophon (and earlier historians).'

L. MORGAN
25 Feb.: `Some audiences in Virgil.'

C. BURNAND
4 Mar.: `Talking to the audience: rhetorical strategies in Cicero's Philippics.'

R. KASTER, Princeton
11 Mar.: `Controlling reason: declamation in rhetorical education at Rome.'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

DR J. GLOMSKI, Warburg Institute, University of London, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 16 February, in the Old Library, Hertford College.

Convener: G.C. Stone, MA, University Lecturer in non-Russian Slavonic Languages.

Subject: `Scholarship and patronage at Cracow 1510–30.'


PROFESSOR DARKO SUVIN, Professor of English and Comparative Literature, McGill University, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 18 February, in the Taylor Institution.

Convener: T.M. Kuhn, MA, D.Phil., Faculty Lecturer in German.

Subject: `Kafka and the "Open Parable"? Raising the lion paw of narrative in the face of doctrine.'


Contemporary Italian writers and critics

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on the days shown in Room 3, the Taylor Institution.

Conveners: M.L. McLaughlin, MA, D. Phil., University Lecturer in Italian, and

D. Zancani (Dott. Lett.), Faculty Lecturer in Italian.

MARCO BELPOLITI, novelist, critic, editor of Primo Levi's collected works
19 Feb.: `Lettura di Se questo e' un uomo di Primo Levi.'

PROFESSOR P.V. MENGALDO, Padua
26 Feb.: `Montale critico di Verdi.'

FRANCESCA SANVITALE, novelist and critic
2 Mar.: Reading and discussion of her recent novels.

PROFESSOR G.L. BECCARIA, Turin
5 Mar.: `Poesia italiana del Novecento: Giorgio Caproni.'

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PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Pharmacology and anatomical neuropharmacology seminars (amended notice)

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Lecture Theatre, the Department of Pharmacology.

This notice replaces that published in the Gazette of 21 January. Dr Gary Willars will now speak in place of Professor Nahorski on 23 February.

PROFESSOR S.G. HAWORTH, University College, London
16 Feb.: `Pulmonary vascular remodelling in the developing lung.'

DR G. WILLARS, Leicester
23 Feb.: `Acute regulation of phospholipase C-coupled receptors: lessons from the gonadotrophin-releasing hormone receptor.'

DR KENICHI KATO
2 Mar.: `Effects of endothelin-1 in the vasculature.' (Provisional title)

DR R. ROBERTSON, Imperial College, London
9 Mar.: `Voltage-gated K channels: from subtypes to synapses.'

PROFESSOR A. GURNEY, Strathclyde
16 Mar.: `Potassium channels in the pulmonary circulation: modulation by hypoxia.'

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SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL

Interdepartmental Finance Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 12.30 p.m. on Fridays in the Seminar Room, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

Conveners: A. Ljungqvist (Said Business School), Hyun Shin (Economics), and P. Willmott (Mathematics).

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).

F. EDWARDS, Columbia Business School
12 Feb.: `Hedge funds: implications of the LTCM collapse.'

L. GERMAIN, London Business School
19 Feb.: `The speed of learning in financial markets.'

R.D. HUANG, Vanderbilt
26 Feb.: `Tick size, bid–ask spread, and market structure.'

A. FAURE-GRIMAUD, LSE
5 Mar.: to be announced.

J. DEWYNNE
12 Mar.: `Volatility, implied volatility, and volatility surfaces.'

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P.D. Leake Lectures in Accounting 1999

PROFESSOR N. BRUNSSON, City of Stockholm Professor of Public Management, Stockholm School of Economics, will lecture on the organisational functions of accounting on Wednesday, 17 March (9 a.m. and 2 p.m.), and Thursday, 18 March (9 a.m.), in Lecture Theatre 1, St Anne's College. Further information may be obtained from Deborah Lisburne at the Said Business School (telephone: 228521, e-mail: Deborah.Lisburne@sbs.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `Accounting, rationality, and organisational reform.'

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DELEGACY FOR MILITARY INSTRUCTION

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

Subject: `Air power.'

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CENTRE FOR SOCIO-LEGAL STUDIES

Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy

Reactions to the global, media shifts and policy responses

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

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

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

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

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

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

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WELLCOME UNIT FOR THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE

History of tropical medicine and infectious diseases

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

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

16 Feb.: Medical missionaries in the tropics

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


2 Mar.: Scientists in tropical laboratories

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

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

African Studies Seminar: ethnicity and identity in southern Africa

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

M. VAUGHAN
11 Feb.: `Slavery and colonial identity in Mauritius.'

S. PARNELL, Cape Town
18 Feb.: `Categories of difference: poverty, race, and urban change in South Africa.'

S. JEPPIE, Cape Town
25 Feb.: `Place and identity: the constitution of Islamic identity in the modern Western Cape.'

P. LA HASSE, Cambridge
4 Mar.: `The making of Zulu identity.'

D. JAMES, LSE
11 Mar.: `Reclaiming a lost land in the new South Africa: discourses of Christianity, custom, and development.'

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African Studies: lunchtime discussions

The following meetings will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursdays in St Antony's College.

A discussion on `Identity and ethnicity' will be held on 11 March.

C. BOTHA, Namibia
18 Feb.: `Development in Damaraland, colonial Namibia.'

S. MHLABA, Zimbabwe
25 Feb.: `Gender and higher education in colonial Zimbabwe.'

E. AKYEAMPONG
4 Mar.: `An eco-social history of south-eastern Ghana.'

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Asian Studies Centre

After two decades of reform: China in Asia and beyond

This two-day conference will be held on Friday, 26 February (from 9.15 a.m.), and Saturday, 27 February, in the Buttery, St Antony's College.

Friday, 26 February

DR S. TSANG
9.40 a.m.: opening.

J. KNIGHT and L. SONG
9.45 a.m.: `Migration and labour market reform in China.'

P. NOLAN,, Cambridge
11 a.m.: `New developments in China's economic reform.'

P. FERDINAND, Warwick
12 noon: `China's reform in comparative perspectives.'

U. DADUSH, World Bank
2 p.m.: `The Asian financial crisis: the roles of China and Japan.'

ZHICHAO ZHANG
3.15 p.m.: `China's foreign exchange reform: lessons for Asia.'

ZHAOHUI CHEN, IMF
4.15 p.m.: `Financial issues in China.'

G. MATTSON
5.15 p.m.: `Intellectual property rights: a comparative study of China and some other Asian countries.'


Saturday, 27 February

WEI ZHANG
9 a.m.: `Foreign direct investment in China: the Asian contribution.'

A. HUSSAIN, LSE
9.45 a.m.: `Social security in China in retrospect and prospect.'

E. CROLL, SOAS, London
11 a.m.: `The changing fate of women in China during the reform.'

M. MEISNER, Wisconsin
12 noon: `Social aspects of China's economic reform.'

J. HOWELL, East Anglia
2 p.m.: `Political aspects of China's economic reforms.'

J. FEWSMITH, Boston
3.15 p.m.: `Jian Zemin's road to power.'

MOBO GAO, Tasmania, Australia
4.15 p.m.: `Village politics in China: the case of Gao village.'

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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 DIANA LAURILLARD will lecture at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, 9 March, in the Headley Lecture Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum.

Subject: ` "Academics like to fiddle": design tools for academics to create teaching through multimedia.'


`Show and Tell' morning

A `Show and Tell' morning will be held on Thursday, 18 March, 9.30 a.m.–12.30 p.m., in Lecture Room A, the Computing Services. Those involved in using the Web to enhance teaching and learning are invited to submit entries for demonstration on the day.

The message must be sent to: oxtalent@oucs.ox.ac.uk, with subject `OxT S&T'99 entry', and must contain: the URL of the Web site(s); a paragraph describing each entry; the name(s) of the person(s) who created the site; and the name(s) of the presenter(s) at the `Show and Tell' event. The submission deadline is noon on Friday, 26 February.

Information on OxTalent's events can be found at http://info.ox.ac.uk/oxtalent/.

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OXFORD MEDIEVAL SOCIETY

PROFESSOR DENYS TURNER, Birmingham, will lecture at 8.30 p.m. on Thursday, 18 February, in the Kidd Room, Christ Church. Wine will be served from 8.15 p.m. New members are welcome.

Subject: `Why was Marguerite Porete burned?'

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