Lectures

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INAUGURAL LECTURES

Harold Vyvyan Harmsworth Professor of American History

PROFESSOR A. BRINKLEY will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 18 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Imagining the twentieth century: perspectives from two fins-de-siècle.'

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Vinerian Professor of English Law

PROFESSOR A.J. ASHWORTH will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 20 May, in Lecture Theatre 2, the St Cross Building.

Subject: `Is criminal law a lost cause?'

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Drue Heinz Professor of American Literature

PROFESSOR R. BUSH will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 27 May, in Lecture Theatre 2, the St Cross Building.

Subject: `American voice/American voices.'

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GAISFORD LECTURE

PROFESSOR M.S. SILK, Professor of Greek and Latin Language and Literature, King's College, London, will deliver the Gaisford Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 20 May, in the Garden Quad Auditorium, St John's College.

Subject: `Space and solitude in Aristophanes.'

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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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SOCIO-LEGAL STUDIES ANNUAL LECTURE

PROFESSOR L. ROSEN, Professor of Anthropology, Princeton University, will deliver the fifth Annual Lecture in Socio-Legal Studies at 5.30 p.m. on Friday, 14 May, in the Examination Schools. The lecture will be followed by a reception at 6.30 p.m.

Subject: `Defending culture: the cultural defence plea and judicial uses of the concept of culture.'

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THOMAS HARRIOT LECTURE 1999

SCOTT MANDELBROTE, Cambridge, will deliver the Thomas Harriot Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 20 May, in the Champneys Room, Oriel College.

Subject: `The religion of Thomas Harriot.'

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ANTHROPOLOGY AND GEOGRAPHY

Institute of Biological Anthropology

The following seminars will be give at 4.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Pauling Centre for Human Sciences, 58 Banbury Road.

DR M. VON DORNUM, University College, London
13 May: `New World monkey phylogeny from a molecular perspective.'

PROFESSOR R. DUNBAR, Liverpool
20 May: `The social brain hypothesis.'

DR C. ROSS, Roehampton Institute
27 May: `Evolution of primate life history.'

DR A. EYRE-WALKER, Sussex
3 June: `Estimating deleterious mutation rates.'

DR J. ARMOUR, Nottingham
10 June: `Mini-satellites, recombination, and human diversity.'

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BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, CLINICAL MEDICINE

International Knowledge Partnership: Health and Environment

Sharing knowledge about malaria for greater impact (health and the environment: a multidisciplinary approach to knowledge management about malaria)
This meeting will be held from 2 p.m. on Wednesday, 19 May, in the E.P. Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green College. The meeting will end with a discussion panel of all the speakers, chaired by Dr Muir Gray, 5–5.30 p.m.

Admission is free; 100 places are avaiable, to be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Application should be made to Miss Liz Pearce, Secretary to the Director, Oxford Forestry Institute, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3RB (fax: Oxford (2)75074, e-mail: liz.pearce@plants.ox.ac.uk).

The meeting is organised in association with the University's Environmental Liaison Group, Action for Safe Motherhood, and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

DR C. PYPER, Honorary Chair, International Knowledge Partnership
2 p.m.: `Introduction—the International Knowledge Partnership.'

DR M. DOBSON, Wellcome Unit
2.05 p.m.: `Historical aspects—learning from past experience.'

PROFESSOR D. BRADLEY, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
2.20 p.m.: `Medical perspective—where is malaria today?'

PROFESSOR C. NEWBOLD
2.35 p.m.: `Immunological perspective—progress in developing a malaria vaccine.'

PROFESSOR J. BURLEY
2.50 p.m.: `Information systems—the Global Forest Information System (an example from natural resources and the environment).'

D.J. ROGERS and S. HAY
3.05 p.m.: `Climatic change—improving knowledge management of vector borne diseases: are we in a position to predict malaria epidemics?'

DR T. DOWNING
3.20 p.m.: `Climatic change—climate change, sustainable development, and health: the larger trends and threats.'

DR G. BODEKER
3.50 p.m.: `Traditional antimalarials—indigenous knowledge about malaria management.'

V. SMITH, Reading
4.05 p.m.: `Rural appraisal—gathering knowledge about rural resources.'

DR C. SHULMAN, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
4.20 p.m.: `Malaria: an important cause of anaemia in pregnancy.'

DR D. TURTON
4.35 p.m.: `Refugee aspects—sharing knowledge about the management of displaced persons.'

DR M. GRAY, Director, Institute of Health Sciences, and Director, National Electronic Library for Health
4.50 p.m.: `The future—the quality of knowledge: interpretation; storage and dissemination.'

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LITERAE HUMANIORES

ALEX SENS, Georgetown University, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 14 May, in the seminar room, Corpus Christi College.

Convener: E.L. Bowie, MA, Reader in Classical Languages and Literature.

Subject: `Matro and the tradition of fourth-century epic parody.'

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FRANCES TITCHENER, Utah State University at Logan, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 21 May, in the seminar room, Corpus Christi College.

Conveners: E.L. Bowie, MA, Reader in Classical Languages and Literature and C.B.R. Pelling, MA, D.Phil, University Lecturer (CUF) in Classical Languages and Literature.

Subject: `Autobiography: the most "Hellenistic" art form?'

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David Lewis Lecture 1999

PROFESSOR S. COHEN, Ungerleider Professor and Director of Judaic Studies, Brown University, will deliver the David Lewis Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 26 May, in the Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's College.

Subject: `Hellenism in unexpected places.'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Goethe's voices—voices on Goethe

A Goethe day, to mark the 250th anniversary of the poet's birth, will be held on Saturday, 15 May. The morning session will take place in St Giles' House; the afternoon session will take place in the Mary Ogilvie Theatre, St Anne's College.

Conveners: T.J. Reed, MA, Taylor Professor of the German Language and Literature (morning session), and F.J. Lamport, MA, Faculty Lecturer in German.

Morning session: Goethe on sex and politics (two discussions introduced by short papers from visiting speakers)

PROFESSOR E. BOA, Nottingham, and DR M. BELL, King's College, London
9.15 a.m.: `Love and the sexes in Goethe.'

DR N. BOYLE, Cambridge, and DR J.R. WILLIAMS, St Andrews
11.15 a.m.: `Goethe and politics.'

Afternoon session (2.15–5 p.m.) . `Stimmen von und über Goethe': an afternoon of dramatic and other readings.

Lieder-recital

UTA BUCHHEISTER (mezzo-soprano), winner of the 1997 Vienna Schubert Prize, will give a recital of settings of Goethe poems at 8 p.m. in the Jacqueline de Pré auditorium, St Hilda's College. Tickets are free to members of the University on application to the Modern Languages Faculty Office, 37 Wellington Square. Early application is recommended.

A public seminar on Goethe's poetry and other texts will be held in Michaelmas Term. Details will be announced later.

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Italian graduate seminar

The following seminars and lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on the days shown.

Conveners: M.S. McLaughlin, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in Italian, and D. Zancani (Dott. Lett.), Faculty Lecturer in Italian.

PROFESSOR F. SABATINI, Rome
Th. 20 May, Room 3, Taylor Institution: `L'italiano moderno dalla norma grammaticale alla testualità.' (Jointly with the Romance Linguistics Seminar)

DR D. SCARPA, Brussels
Tue. 1 June, Room 3, Taylor Institution: `Myth and universe in Calvino.'

DR N. TONELLI, Pisa
Tue. 8 June, Room S.7, 47 Wellington Square: `Petrarca, Properzio, e la struttura del Canzoniere.'

DR R. LOKAJ, Edinburgh
Tue. 15 June, Room S.7, 47 Wellington Square: `Petrarca, Familiares IV.1: un'ascesa francescana del Monte Ventoso.'

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Graduate Seminar in Spanish Studies

The following meetings will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in Room 2, the Taylor Institution, except for the film-showing on Wednesday, 26 May, which will take place at 2.15 p.m. in the Hall.

Conveners: I.D.L. Michael, MA, King Alfonso XIII Professor of Spanish Studies, and R.W. Fiddian, MA, Reader in Spanish.

DR FIDDIAN
18 May: `Mexico's Leopoldo Zea: a postcolonial perspective.'

DON JOSÉ LUIS BORAU, film director
25 May: `Espejo frente a espejo: literatura y cine.' (Public lecture)

26 May: Mr Borau presents his film Tata Mía (see information above).

DR M. DONAPETRY, Pomona College, California
1 June: `Hibridación del mito de Joaquín Murrieta: de Pablo Neruda a Hollywood.'

MS K. HOOPER
8 June: `Tadeusz Micinski and Spain.'

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Russian Graduate Seminar: commemoration of the bicentenary of the birth of Alexander Pushkin

DR T.J. BINYON will give a talk at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 10 June, in Lecture Room 2, the Taylor Institution.

Conveners: C.H.M. Kelly, MA, D.Phil., Reader in Russian, and G.S. Smith, MA, D.Litt., Professor of Russian.

Subject: `Pushkin, Griboedov, and the Journey to Erzerum: a biographer's ramblings.'

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MODERN HISTORY

Atlantic World Seminar

The meeting with Professor A. Brinkley, originally scheduled for Tuesday, 25 May, will occur instead on Tuesday, 15 June, in Lecture Room VII, Brasenose College.

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MUSIC

The composer speaks

GEORGE BENJAMIN will lecture in this series, at 5 p.m. on Friday, 14 May, in the Holywell Music Room. A performance of the composer's Viola Viola will be given by Ralph Ehlers and Catherine Manson. ROBERT SHERLAW JOHNSON will also lecture in this series, at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 19 May, in the Holywell Music Room.

Subject: `Fractals, tonality, and non-tonality.'

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PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Theoretical Chemistry Group Seminars: alteration to arrangements

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the New Chemistry Laboratory Seminar Room. Professor Roberts will lecture on 17 May (not, as previously notified, on 24 May), and Dr Bramwell will lecture on 24 May (instead of 17 May).

PROFESSOR M. ROBERTS, Warwick
17 May: `Relative equlibria and spectra of molecules.'

DR S.T. BRAMWELL, University College, London
24 May: `Spin ice versus the Third Law—does Ho2Ti2O7 violate Nernst's Postulate?'

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Department of Engineering Science: Plasma Group Seminar

PERE ROCA I CABARROCAS, Laboratoire de Physique des Interfaces et des Couches Minces, École Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France, will speak at the meeting to be held at 3 p.m. on Monday, 17 May, in Lecture Room 6, the Thom Building, the Department of Engineering Science.

Subject: `Dusty plasmas: from powders to nanoparticles and nanostructured silicon thin films.'

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DEPARTMENT OF BIOCHEMISTRY

Rodney Porter Memorial Lecture

SIR JOHN GURDON, Chairman, Institute of Cancer and Developmental Biology, Cambridge, will deliver the second Rodney Porter Memorial Lecture at 4 p.m. on Thursday, 10 June, in the University/Pitt Rivers Museum. The lecture will be followed by a champagne reception. Further details may be obtained from Pauline Rudd (telephone: (2)75340), Fran Platt (telephone: (2)75725), or Kieran Clarke (telephone: (2)75255).

Subject: `From clones to signals: the redirection of cell fate.'

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SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL

Conference on financial instability

This conference will be held on 9–10 July in Oxford. It is organised by the Oxford Financial Research Centre (the University's newly-established research centre in finance), the Oxford Review of Economic Policy, and the European Commission Training and Mobility of Researchers Network in Financial Markets.

Papers will be given on: the theory of financial crashes; credit risks; lessons from previous crises; links between financial markets and the real economy; international policy towards financial instability; the regulation of financial markets, and experience from different markets, including the Far East and Scandinavia.

A limited number of places is available. Those interested in attending should contact Elaine Durham, the Said Business School, 59 George Street, Oxford OX1 2BE (telephone: Oxford (2)88650, e-mail: elaine.durham@sbs.ox.ac.uk), by 28 May.

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DEPARTMENT FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION

Oxford Architectural History Seminar

LESLIE TOPP will give a seminar at 5.30 p.m. on Monday, 7 June, in the Vernon Harcourt Room, St Hilda's College.

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

Subject: `An inconspicuous building: Adolf Loos's Haus am Michaelerplatz in Vienna.'

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UNIVERSITY COUNSELLING SERVICE

Annual Conference

Self-harm or self-heal?

The conference will be held on Thursday, 17 June, in St Catherine's College, with the following speakers. Further details and an application form may be obtained from the Conference Secretary, University Counselling Service, 11 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2HY (telephone: Oxford (2)70300).

DR R. HALE, Consultant Psychiatrist, Tavistock Clinic, and Director, the Portman Clinic: `Who is killing whom?—the dynamics of self-harm.'

ELLEN NOONAN, Head of the Counselling Section, Faculty for Continuing Education, Birkbeck College, London: `Surviving rage: a therapeutic encounter.'

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ALL SOULS COLLEGE

Chichele Lectures 1999

The Chichele Lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Old Library, All Souls College.

Note: this replaces the notice published in the Trinity Term Special Lecture List, which gives incorrect dates for the first and final lectures in the series.

T. CLAYTON
21 May: `Clarke: father and son.'

R. WHITE
28 May: `Christopher Wren's architectural projects in Oxford.'

PROFESSOR R. HELMHOLZ, Ruth Wyatt Rosenson Professor of Law, Chicago; Visiting Fellow, All Souls, 1998
4 June: `Sir Daniel Dun: All Souls and the civil law.'

R. FRANKLIN, Fellow, All Souls
18 June: `Steward.'

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LADY MARGARET HALL

Deneke Lecture 1999

PROFESSOR J.P. CARLEY, Department of English, York University, and Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto, will deliver the Deneke Lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Friday, 28 May, in Lady Margaret Hall.

There will be an opportunity to meet the speaker informally afterwards over drinks. All are welcome. Further information may be obtained from Elizabeth Jubb, Lady Margaret Hall (telephone: Oxford (2)74302, e-mail: liz.jubb@lmh.ox.ac.uk)

Subject: ` "Out of deadly darkenesse to lyvelye lyght": interpreting the libraries of Henry VIII.'

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PEMBROKE COLLEGE

Blackstone Lecture

PROFESSOR P.B.A. BIRKS, Regius Professor of Civil Law, will deliver the twenty-third Blackstone Lecture at 11.30 a.m. on Saturday, 15 May, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

Subject: `Rights, wrongs, and remedies.'

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Middle East Centre

Hamid Enayat Lecture 1999

PROFESSOR M. GILSENAN, David B. Kraiser Professor of the Humanities, New York University, will deliver the sixteenth Hamid Enayat Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 27 May, in the New Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Subject: `The dreams of peasant women: of visions, miracles, and modernity.'

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WOLFSON COLLEGE

Isaiah Berlin Lecture 1999

PROFESSOR C. ROSEN will deliver the Annual Isaiah Berlin Lecture 1999 at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 20 May, in the Hall, Wolfson College. The lecture will be open to the public.

Subject: `Tradition without convention: the impossible nineteenth-century project.'

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OXFORD IMMUNOLOGY GROUP

Mini-symposium: signalling in the immune system

This meeting will be held on Monday, 17 May, 6–8 p.m., in the Lecture Theatre, the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology. The meeting will be chaired by Dr Anton van der Merwe.

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

S. LEY, National Institute for Medical Research, Mill Hill, London: `Regulation of NF-kB by the MAP 3-kinase TPL-2.'

S. WATSON: `Role of the signalling adapters LAT, SLP- 76, and SHIP in collagen receptor signal transduction in platelets.'

V. TYBULEWICZ, National Institute for Medical Research, Mill Hill, London: `A critical role for the signal transducer Vav in T cell development and activation.'

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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 D.J.B. ROBEY, Reading, member of HEFCE's Learning and Teaching Committee and of the Joint Funding Funding Councils' Learning and Teaching Support Network Advisory Group, will be the guest presenter at a meeting to be held at 11.30 a.m. on Friday, 14 May, in the Computing Laboratory, Wolfson Building.

Subject: `Future national teaching and learning policies: the role of IT.'

`How to...' series

The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Language Centre, 12 Woodstock Road. The aim of the presentations is to demonstrate how information technology can be used to enhance aspects of learning and teaching.

D. WILKINSON, Oxford Brookes
19 May: `How to put lecture notes on the Web.'

B. KNURSHEED, Learning Technologist, TaLL
26 May: `How to develop an Internet-based course: the Department for Continuing Education's Certificate Course in Computing via the Internet.'

R. O'TOOLE, Information Technologist, TALL
2 June: `How to select and use Web-based tools for on-line learning.'

P. JOYCE, Learning Technologist, TALL
9 June: `How to manage on-line course development.'

K. HARRISON, Chemistry
16 June: `How to create and use on-line tests.'

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HUMAN POPULATION GENETICS JOURNAL CLUB

An interdisciplinary journal club in the area of human population genetics is held every second Monday in term, in weeks 2, 4, 6, and 8, in the seminar room, ground floor, Department of Statistics, 1 South Parks Road. Anyone interested is welcome.

Notices of the papers for discussion are sent in advance by email. To have yourself added to the email list, send a request to rachel.whiteley@zoology.oxford.ac.uk.

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