Lectures

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INAUGURAL LECTURE

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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CYRIL FOSTER LECTURE 1999

PROFESSOR G. BEST will deliver the Cyril Foster Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 29 April, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Peace conferences and the century of total war: the 1899 Hague Conference and what came after.'

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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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JAMES P.R. LYELL LECTURES IN BIBLIOGRAPHY

PROFESSOR M.B. PARKES, James P.R. Lyell Reader in Bibliography 1998-- 9, will deliver the Lyell Lectures at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in Trinity Term in Lecture Theatre 2, the St Cross Building.

4 May: `Which came first, the reader or the scribe? (The function and the processes of handwriting).'

11 May: `The hasty scribe (cursive handwriting in antiquity and the Middle Ages).'

18 May: `Set in their own ways (scribes and bookhands c.800--1200).'

25 May: `Features of fashion (scribes and style c.200--1500).'

1 June: `In the eyes of scribes and readers (handwriting as image).'

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PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

PROFESSOR R. COMPANS, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, USA, will lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Thursday, 18 March, in the Lecture Theatre, the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology.

Convener: G.G. Brownlee, MA, E.P. Abraham Professor of Chemical Pathology.

Subject: `Regulation of viral membrane fusion.'

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SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL

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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QUEEN ELIZABETH HOUSE

Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women

Audrey Richards Commemorative Lecture 1999

DR M. LEACH, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, will deliver the Audrey Richards Commemorative Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 28 April, in the Taylor Institution.p Further details may be obtained from the Centre (telephone: Oxford (2)73644, fax: (2)73607, e-mail: ccrw@qeh.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `New shapes to shift: war, parks, and the hunting persona in modern West Africa.'

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DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS

Corcoran Memorial Lectures

PROFESSOR PETER MCCULLAGH, Chicago, will deliver the Corcoran Memorial Lectures as follows on Thursday, 11 March, in the Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's College.

3.30 p.m.: `Resampling and exchangeable arrays.'

5 p.m.: `Linear models and representation theory.'

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GREEN COLLEGE

Archie Cochrane `Effectiveness and Efficiency' Anniversary Lecture

PROFESSOR C. SILAGY, Monash, will deliver the Archie Cochrane Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 18 March, in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

Subject: `The challenge of the post-Cochrane agenda: consumers and evidence.'

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WOLFSON COLLEGE

TIM ROBINSON, author of Stones of Aran, will give a talk for St Patrick's Day at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 17 March, in Wolfson College.

Subject: `Farewell to the Goddess (reflections on thirty years in the company of the West of Ireland landscape).'

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OXFORD IMMUNOLOGY GROUP

Serotec/Oxford Immunology Group: special one-day immunology meeting

This meeting will be held on Wednesday, 17 March, in Lecture Theatre 2, the Academic Block, the John Radcliffe Hospital. All are welcome to attend.

Further details of the meetings of the Oxford Immunology Group can be found at http://www.molbiol/OIG.

9–11 a.m.: `Antigen presenting cells.' (Chair: Paul Fairchild.)

11.30 a.m.–1.30 p.m.: `T cell activation and death.' (Chair: Gillian Griffiths.)

2.20–3.40 p.m.: `Infection and immunity—mechanisms of resistance of host or pathogen.' (Chair: Helen Bodmer.)

4–5.20 p.m.: `Infection and immunity—consequences of infection.' (Chair: Helen Bodmer.)

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

`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.

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

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