Lectures

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INAUGURAL LECTURES

Professor of Statistical Science

PROFESSOR PETER DONNELLY will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 7 December, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Modelling genes.'

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John M. Olin Visiting Professor of American Government

PROFESSOR CHARLES O. JONES will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 30 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `The speculative imagination in democratic lawmaking.'

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ROMANES LECTURE 1998

PROFESSOR AMARTYA SEN, Master of Trinity College, Cambridge, Winner of 1998 Nobel Prize for Economic Sciences, will deliver the Romanes Lecture at 5.45 p.m. on Tuesday, 17 November, in the Sheldonian Theatre. Tickets are not required for admission.

Subject: `Reason before identity.'

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JAMES FORD SPECIAL LECTURE IN BRITISH HISTORY

PROFESSOR L. COLLEY, London School of Economics, will deliver a James Ford Special Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 13 November, in the Examination Schools.

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

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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: `Barriers to innovation.'

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CLARENDON LECTURES IN GEOGRAPHY AND ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES

PROFESSOR PETER HAGGETT, Professor Emeritus of Geography, University of Bristol, will lecture at 5 p.m. on the following days in the School of Geography. The lectures will be given in the Lecture Theatre, unless otherwise stated. The lectures are open to the public, and admission is free.

The Clarendon Lectures in Geography and Environmental Studies are sponsored by the Oxford University Press and the School of Geography.

Mon. 16 Nov.: `Towards a geography of epidemics.'

Tue. 17 Nov.: `Spatial diffusion and epidemics.'

Wed. 18 Nov.: `Global change: new environments, new epidemics?'

Thur. 24 Nov., Senior Common Room: `The spatial containment of epidemics.'

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HUDSON MEMORIAL LECTURE 1998

DR N.A.M. RODGER, author of The Safeguard of the Sea, The Admiralty, and The Wooden World: An Anatomy of the Georgian Navy, will deliver the Hudson Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 19 November, in Room 6, the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Training or education? A naval dilemma over four centuries.'

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LAW, INSTITUTE OF EUROPEAN AND COMPARATIVE LAW

Gildesgame Lecture

PROFESSOR DR ANDREAS HELDRICH, Rector, Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich, will deliver the Gildesgame Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 16 November, in Lecture Room 1, the St Cross Building.

Subject: `Private law sanctions against corruption of public officials.'

Those wishing to attend the lecture, and the reception following, are asked to contact Mrs Pam Harries, Institute of European and Comparative Law (telephone: (2)81610, e-mail: pam.harries@eurocomplaw.ox.ac.uk).

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Jornada de estudos vicentinos

This one-day conference will be held on Friday, 20 November, from 10.30 a.m., in the Music Room, St Peter's College. The conference will conclude with a performance by the Tagus Theatre Company of Fernando Pessoa's O Marinheiro, in St Peter's College chapel, at 5.30 p.m.

If lunch is required, payment of £5, by cheque payable to St Peter's College, should be sent in advance to Professor T.F. Earle, St Peter's College, Oxford OX1 2DL.

PROFESSOR T.F. EARLE
10.40 a.m.: `Upstaging seraphim: the interface between humans and angels in Auto da barca do purgarório and the Auto da feira.'

DR J. PERKINS, King's College, London
11.40 a.m.: `Shepherds and politics in the Auto de Mofina Mendes.'

DR P.A. ODBER DE BAUBETA, Birmingham
12.10 p.m.: `Woman in Gil Vicente: heroine, housewife, maiden, whore.'

DR A. LAPPIN, Manchester
2 p.m.: `The Auto da barca da glória and the fifteenth-century Ars moriendi.'

PROFESSOR J.A. CARDOSO BERNARDES, Coimbra
2.30 p.m.: `O teatro do tempo: modelos e práticas de moralidade no teatro de Gil Vicente.'

PROFESSOR T. AMADO, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
3.45 p.m.: `Sobre a tragicomédia Amadis.'

PROFESSOR N. ROUND, Sheffield
4.30 p.m.: `Sttau Monteiro's Auto de barca de motor fora de borda and Gil Vicente.'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES, MUSIC

HERR GOTTFRIED WAGNER, great-grandson of Richard Wagner, will speak at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 26 November, in the Taylor Institution.

Conveners: R.N.N. Robertson, MA, D.Phil., Reader in German, and P. Franklin, MA, D.Phil., Reader in Music.

Subject: `The reception of Richard Wagner's anti- semitism from 1945 to the present.'

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MODERN HISTORY

Special Faculty Lecture

PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER WICKHAM, School of History, University of Birmingham, will deliver the annual Special Faculty Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 27 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `An empire fragments: aristocratic wealth and peasant autonomy in the post-Roman West, 450–750.'

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SOCIAL STUDIES

SENATOR FRED R. THOMPSON, Republican of Tennessee, will lecture at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, 17 November, in the Chester Room, Nuffield College.

Convener: B.E. Shafer, MA, Mellon Professor of American Government.

Subject: `American politics during the 106th Congress.'


PROFESSOR ALAN BRINKLEY, Columbia, will conduct a seminar at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 17 November, in the Chester Room, Nuffield College.

Convener: B.E. Shafer, MA, Mellon Professor of American Government.

Subject: `Henry Luce and the missionary impulse in American politics.'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

Conference: The Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.s.) and His Message

This one-day conference will be held on Saturday, 21 November, 10 a.m.–2.45 p.m., in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies. All are welcome. Further information may be obtained from Mr M. Akram Nadwi, Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, George Street, Oxford OX1 2AR (telephone: Oxford (2)78730).

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QUEEN ELIZABETH HOUSE

Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women

Gender, conflict, ethnicity, and reconciliation: perspectives from Algeria and Ireland

A workshop on this subject, organised in conjunction with the Mary Seacole Research Centre, De Montfort University, and the Centre for Ethnic Relations Research, University of Warwick, will be held from 9.30 a.m. on Saturday, 28 November, in Queen Elizabeth House. The provisional programme is given below. Each session will be followed by discussion.

Session 1 (10 a.m.): perspectives from Algeria

FATIMA ALIOUA, SWASWA, North and London: `The women's movement in Algeria in the context of the current conflict.' (Provisional title)

DR LOUISA AIT-HAMOU, Algiers: `Research on the roots of violence in Algeria.'


Session 2 (11.20 a.m.): views from Ireland

DR HELENA SCHINDLEIN, Northern Ireland Women's Coalition: `The role of women in healing personal and political trauma in Ireland.'

DR BRONAGH HINDS, Ulster People's College: to be announced.


Session 3 (1.45 p.m.): round-table discussion, chaired by Fatima Alioua

PROFESSOR CYNTHIA COCKBURN, City University: `Negotiating gender and national identities in conflict.' (Provisional title)

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Gender, change, and human rights

The following seminars will be given at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in the Library Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House.

Conveners: Dr Cathie Lloyd (Director), Dr Criana Connal (CCCRW), and Heaven Crawley, Nuffield College.

O. REITMAN
12 Nov.: `Women, multiculturalism, and human rights.'

PROFESSOR D. DAVIN, Leeds
19 Nov.: `Women's rights, human rights, and population policy in China.'

DR M. JOHNSON, De Montfort
26 Nov.: `Gender, health, and human rights.' (Provisional title)

G. ASHWORTH, Director, Change
3 Dec.: `Beijing and beyond: human rights from now on.'

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RUSKIN SCHOOL OF DRAWING AND FINE ART

The body opened—a history of seeing anatomy and art

PROFESSOR DR GUNTER VON HAGENS will lecture at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, 25 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Korperwelten: anatomyart—the new anatomy.'

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CENTRE FOR SOCIO-LEGAL STUDIES

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Wolfson College.

Convener: D.J. Galligan, BCL, MA, Professor of Socio- Legal Studies and Director of the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies.

PROFESSOR R. HAMILTON, University of Texas at Austin
12 Nov.: `Corporate governance in America, 1950–98: major changes but uncertain benefits.'

DR P. HILLER, Bielefeld
19 Nov.: `The production of legal knowledge in public organisations.'

PROFESSOR D.S. HAMILTON, University of Texas at Austin
26 Nov.: `Constitutional grounds for presidential impeachment'.

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WELLCOME UNIT FOR THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE

History of tropical medicine and infectious diseases

DR M. HARRISON and DR M. WORBOYS, Sheffield Hallam University, will give a seminar in this series at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, 24 November, 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: `Smallpox eradication in India.'

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GREEN COLLEGE

Brian Walker Lecture on Environment and Development

DR R. JOLLY, Special Adviser to the Administrator, United Nations Development Programme, New York, will deliver the Brian Walker Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 26 November, in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

Subject: `Human development and environment priorities: basis for a grand alliance.'

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MANSFIELD COLLEGE

Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society

Postponement of seminar

The seminar which was to have been given by Wilfred Beckerman on Tuesday, 17 November, on `Intergenerational justice and the environment', has been postponed to Hilary Term, as Professor Amartya Sen will deliver the Romanes Lecture at 5.45 p.m. on that date (see details above).

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ST ANNE'S COLLEGE

John Berger Lecture

STEPHEN FARTHING, Ruskin Master of Drawing and Fellow of St Edmund Hall, will deliver the John Berger Lecture at 4 p.m. on Thursday, 26 November, in the Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's College.

The John Berger Lectures take place on an occasional basis and focus on various aspects of art history. The series is organised by The Laboratory at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art. The overall title salutes the seminal and ongoing contribution of John Berger to the study of the visual arts.

Subject: `How to draw a pigeon.'

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Special Lecture

MICHAEL IGNATIEFF will talk about the writing of his recent biography of Sir Isaiah Berlin at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 2 December, in the New Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College. The lecture will be followed by a book-signing.

Admission will be by ticket only, available from the Development Office, St Antony's (telephone: (2)74496, fax: (2)74494, e-mail: polly.friedhoff@sant.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `The shadow cast by a life: a biographer and his subject.'

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ST CATHERINE'S COLLEGE

Alan Tayler Lecture 1998

PROFESSOR G.I. BARENBLATT, Professor in Residence, University of California, Berkeley, and G.I. Taylor Professor Emeritus, Cambridge, will deliver the Alan Tayler Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 30 November, in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College. Tea will be served from 4.15 p.m.

Subject: `Turbulence: an old challenge and new perspectives.'

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OXFORD SIGNALLING GROUP

JAN DOMIN, Department of Renal Medicine, Hammersmith Hospital, London, will lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Thursday, 19 November, in the Department of Pharmacology.

Subject: `Phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase: why such a large superfamily?'

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ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

Oxford Science Lecture Series

DR VALERIE NOYES, Department of Physics, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 19 November, in the Department of Earth Sciences. Entrance is free.

Subject: `The secret life of the humble proton.'

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