Lectures

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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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Cameron Mackintosh Visiting Professor of Contemporary Theatre

PROFESSOR DIANA RIGG, DBE, will deliver her inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 29 January, in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College.

Subject: `Theatre.'

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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 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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CARLYLE LECTURES

Political thinking in the early Middle Ages

JANET L. NELSON, King's College, London, will deliver the Carlyle Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following Thursdays in the Examination Schools.

21 Jan. : `Trends.'

28 Jan. : `Peers.'

4 Feb. : `Patriarchs.'

11 Feb. : `Councils.'

18 Feb. : `Rites.'

25 Feb. : `End-times.'

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WILDE LECTURES IN NATURAL AND COMPARATIVE RELIGION 1998–9

Religion, restitution, and agency: lectures in medicine and religious thought

PROFESSOR ROLAND LITTLEWOOD, Professor of Anthropology and Psychiatry, University College Centre for Anthropology, London, will deliver the Wilde Lectures at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Examination Schools.


20 Jan.: `Extreme experiences and religious cognitions.'

27 Jan.: ` "Moments of creation"---1: the bodily idioms of cosmology.'

3 Feb.: ` "Moments of creation"---2: some generalities in the religious embodiment of women prophets and divine innovators.'

10 Feb.: `In partial defence of Euhemerus.'

17 Feb.: `Therapeutics of the divine: healing as a characteristic religious idiom.'

24 Feb.: `Healing and restitution as mutual transformation.'

3 Mar.: `Satan and the computer: the European revival of spirit possession.'

10 Mar.: `Naturalistic and personalistic modes of thought.'

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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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HERBERT SPENCER LECTURES 1998–9

Democracy in practice and in theory

The Herbert Spencer Lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Examination Schools. The lectures will be open to the public.

Details of the final lecture in the series (2 March) will be announced later.

DR A. RYAN
26 Jan.: `No more than two cheers for democracy?'

DR L. SIEDENTOP
2 Feb.: to be announced.

PROFESSOR L. MENAND, City University, New York
9 Feb.: to be announced.

PROFESSOR G. KATEB, Princeton
16 Feb.: `Wildness and conscience: Thoreau and Emerson.'

PROFESSOR R. SCRUTON, Birkbeck College, London
23 Feb.: `Democracy is not enough.'

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NEWS INTERNATIONAL VISITING PROFESSOR OF BROADCAST MEDIA

The political structure of British broadcasting 1949–99

PROFESSOR DAVID ELSTEIN will lecture at 5 p.m. on the following Tuesdays and Thursdays in Lecture Theatre 2, the St Cross Building.

23 Feb.: `Beveridge.'

25 Feb.: `Pilkington.'

2 Mar.: `Annan.'

4 Mar.: `Hunt.'

9 Mar.: `Peacock.'

11 Mar.: `The politics of digital.'

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ANTHROPOLOGY AND GEOGRAPHY

Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology

Youth, fertility, and reproductive health

The following seminars will be held at 11 a.m. on Mondays in the Seminar Room, the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology.

Convener: Dr Soraya Tremayne.

DR A. COLES
18 Jan.: `Anthropologists' contribution to reproductive health programmes: donor perspectives.'

DR K. HAMPSHIRE, Durham
25 Jan.: `Population mobility and regulation of fertility among the Fulani of northern Burkina Faso.' (Provisional title)

DR D. MARTIN
1 Feb.: `Chinese birth practices in Hong Kong.'

DR J. ENNEW, Cambridge
8 Feb.: `Early marriage and early pregnancy in the context of children's rights: some Tanzanian data.'

DR M. COLLUMBIEN, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
15 Feb.: `A study of male sexual health and behaviour in Orissa, India.'

DR L. RIVAL, Kent
22 Feb.: `Sexual identity, making love, and having babies in cross-cultural perspective: case studies from Amazonia, the Caribbean, and Euro-America.'

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Animated materiality: breathing life into things

The following departmental seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Fridays in the Lecture Theatre (ground floor), the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology.

M. O'HANLON
22 Jan.: ` "Mostly harmless"?: "man-catchers" and the colonial imagination in British New Guinea.'

M. ROWLANDS, UCL
29 Jan.: `Architectural bodies and motion in Grassfields material culture.'

P. SPYER, Amsterdam
5 Feb.: `The cassowary will (not) be photographed: "The Primitive", "the Japanese", and the elusive "Sacred" (Aru, eastern Indonesia')

W. REA, Goldsmiths' College, London
12 Feb.: ` "Dodging the deity": Ekiti Yoruba masquerades in view.'

C. PINNEY, UCL
19 Feb.: `Corpothetics in central India: the somatic solidarities of Hindu chronolithographs.'

P. HARVEY, Manchester
26 Feb.: `Why "smart objects" need narratives: the transformation of objects in new museum databases.'

A. HORNBORG, Lund, Sweden
5 Mar.: `Animism, fetishism, and machines.'

S. COLEMAN, Durham
12 Mar.: `Persons as objects and objects as agents among Protestant evangelicals.'

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BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics

The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Fridays in Lecture Theatre 1, the Department of Biochemistry.

Convener: L.N. Johnson, MA, David Phillips Professor of Molecular Biophysics.

DR P. TIELMAN, Groningen
22 Jan.: `Computer simulations of membrane proteins: molecular dynamics of lipid bilayers and OmpF porin.'

PROFESSOR S.G. WITHERS
29 Jan.: `Structural and mechanistic studies on glycosidase intermediates: tales from a Canadian "trapper".'

DR C. VENIEN-BRYAN
5 Feb.: `Cryo-electron microscopy in structural studies: transcription factor HupR; an example of a His-tag protein crystallised on a Ni-Lipid monolayer.'

P.L. ADAMS
19 Feb.: `Structure of an histamine binding protein.'

DR A. WLODAWER, Macromolecular Structure Laboratory, NCI-FCRDC, Frederick, USA
26 Feb.: `Structural basis of the entry of phage fd into E. coli cells.'

DR D. DOYLE
5 Mar.: `The structure of the K+ channel KCSA.'

DR D. OWEN, Cambridge
12 Mar.: `The story of "Mickey Mouse"—structure/function studies on proteins involved in endocytosis.'

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Laboratory of Zoology

The following departmental research seminars will be held on Mondays in Lecture Theatre B, the Department of Zoology. Those attending are asked to note that the 15 February seminar will start at 3.30 p.m.; other seminars will start at 4.30 p.m.

Convener: P. Harvey, MA, D.Sc., Professor of Zoology.

PROFESSOR R. FORTEY, Natural History Museum
18 Jan.: `The Cambrian "explosion" and the Ordovician faunal "revolution".'

DR R. BEDDINGTON, National Institute for Medical Research
25 Jan.: `Genes affecting anteroposterior pattern in the mouse embryo.'

PROFESSOR B. GREENWOOD, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
1 Feb.: `Pneumococcal disease in Africa.'

PROFESSOR T. CLUTTON-BROCK, Cambridge
8 Feb.: `Co-operative breeding and reproductive skew in animals.'

J. PICKETT, Integrated Approach to Crop Research, Rothamsted
15 Feb.: `Volatile signalling: from plants to animals.'

PROFESSOR W. EARNSHAW, Edinburgh
22 Feb.: `Biochemical mechanisms of apoptotic execution.'

PROFESSOR B. GOODWIN, Schumacher College
1 Mar.: `Self-organisation in ant societies.'

DR A. POMIANKOWSKI, UCL
8 Mar.: `Genomic imprinting is for sex not conflict.'

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Department of Plant Sciences

The following research talks will be given at 4 p.m. on Thursdays in the Large Lecture Theatre, the Department of Plant Sciences.

DR C. BROWNLEE, Plymouth Marine Laboratory
21 Jan.: `Developing in a fluctuating environment: integration of physiological and developmental signals in an algal embryo.'

DR A. MILLAR, Warwick
28 Jan.: `Molecular genetics of the biological clock.'

DR S. TURNER, Manchester
4 Feb.: `Genetic analysis of secondary cell wall formation and xylem development.'

DR S. ZEEMAN, John Innes Centre
11 Feb.: `Mutants of Arabidopsis lacking starch-metabolising enzymes.'

DR J. BAILEY-SERRES, California Riverside
18 Feb.: `Uncovering translational control of gene expression in flooded maize roots.'

PROFESSOR D. TOMOS, Bangor
25 Feb.: `High pressures and small volumes: quantitative maps of plant physiology at single cell resolution.'

DR C. MARTIN, John Innes Centre
4 Mar.: `Development of petals: specification of cellular form and function.'

PROFESSOR H. ATKINSON, Leeds
11 Mar.: `Crop resistance to nematodes: a benign application for genetically modified plants.'

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Genetics, past, present and future

The following seminars will be given at 12.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Large Lecture Theatre, the Department of Biochemistry.

DR P. PENNY, MRC, Harwell
21 Jan.: `Plain genetics and fancy mice.'

DR M. VAN HEUVEL
4 Feb.: `Drosophila genetics: the making of an egg.'

PROFESSOR R.L. GARDNER
18 Feb.: `Transgenesis in the study of mouse development.'

DR J.A. LANGDALE
4 Mar.: `Plant developmental genetics: from transposons to proteomes.'

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Trinity Term
PROFESSOR M.S. DAWKINS
29 Apr.: `Genes and behaviour.'

PROFESSOR C.J. LEAVER
13 May: `Transgenic plants: the next green revolution?.'

DR M. EDWARDS, Oxagen
27 May: `Biotechnology in medicine.'

PROFESSOR B.C. SYKES
10 June: `Genetics and medicine—the golden age.'

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CLINICAL MEDICINE

Department of Psychiatry

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Seminar Room, the Department of Psychiatry, the Warneford Hospital.

Convener: G.M. Goodwin, BM, MA, D.Phil., Handley Professor of Psychiatry.

PROFESSOR F. CREED, Manchester
26 Jan.: `Psychological treatment for the irritable bowel syndrome.'

PROFESSOR E.S. PAYKEL, Cambridge
9 Feb.: `Cognitive therapy for residual depression.'

PROFESSOR E. JOHNSTONE, Edinburgh
2 Mar.: `Predictors of the development of schizophrenia: findings from the Edinburgh High Risk Study.'

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Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology: laboratory seminars

The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Mondays in the laboratory.

Convener: N.N. Osborne, MA, D.Sc., Professor of Ocular Neurobiology.

PROFESSOR OSBORNE
18 Jan.: `Where does the raised glutamate in the vitreous humour of glaucoma patients come from and what are the implications?'

DR J. CARVER, Wollongong
25 Jan.: `How do small heat shock proteins stabilise unfolding proteins?'

PROFESSOR R. GREEN, ASTRA Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Leicester
1 Feb.: `Neuroprection: use of GABAergic agents.'

DR T. SHARP
8 Feb.: `Novel pharmacological strategies for treatment of depression.'

DR G. CHIDLOW
15 Feb.: `Role of serotonin in the anterior uvea.'

DR KAZUHIKO UNOKI, Institute of Ophthalmology, London
22 Feb.: `Growth factors in injury of rat retina.'

DR S. EASTWOOD
1 Mar.: `Post-mortem studies of gene expression in schizophrenia.'

DR MING CHAO
8 Mar.: `Report on a twenty-four-month study to suggest that clonidine is a neuroprectant in retinal ischaemia.'

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Institute of Health Sciences: research seminars

The following seminars will be held at 12.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Institute of Health Sciences, Old Road, Headington. Unless otherwise indicated, they will be held in the Teaching Suite.

Convener: Dr J. Emery.

S. ZIEBLAND and DIPEX team, ICRF General Practice Research Group
14 Jan.: `DIPEX (Database of Individual Patient's EXperiences).'

DR K. VENABLES
21 Jan.: `What can we learn from occupational asthma?'

PROFESSOR G. GILLET, Dunedin School of Clinical Medicine, Otago, New Zealand
28 Jan.: `The introduction of innovative treatments.' (IHS Guest Lecture)

DR S. GRIFFIN, Cambridge
4 Feb.: `Should we screen for diabetes? An evidence-led debate?'

PROFESSOR R. COLLINS and S. LEWINGTON
11 Feb.: `Blood pressure, stroke, and CHD.'

DR P. ONG
18 Feb., Board Room: `Complementary medicine utilisation.'

PROFESSOR L. RASTAM, Malmö, Sweden
25 Feb., Board Room: `Evidence-based public health.' (IHS Guest Lecture)

DR M. DAWES
4 Mar.: `Is white coat hypertension safe?'

DR H. HIN, GP, Banbury
11 Mar.: `Coeliac disease in primary care.'

DR T. LANCASTER and L. STEAD
18 Mar.: `The problem of attrition bias: dealing with drop-outs in clinical trials and meta- analysis.'

J. DAWSON, Department of Public Health
25 Mar.: `A retrospective study to compare medium term outcomes between hip implants.'

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Nuffield Department of Surgery

The following seminars will be held on Tuesdays in the Seminar Room, Level 6, the Nuffield Department of Surgery, the John Radcliffe Hospital. The seminars on 26 January, 16 February, 2 March, and 9 March will take place at 5 p.m.; other seminars will take place at 1 p.m.

Convener: P.J. Morris, MA, Nuffield Professor of Surgery.

R. LECHLER, Imperial College School of Medicine and Hammersmith Hospital
19 Jan.: `Cognate and non-cognate aspects of peripheral T cell tolerance.'

A. DARDIK
26 Jan.: `How to build a better blood vessel.'

D. TOUGH, Edward Jenner Institute for Vaccine Research
2 Feb.: `Memory T cell turnover: regulation by cytokines.'

P. LOWENSTEIN, Manchester
9 Feb.: `Acute and chronic consequences of successful brain tumour gene therapy.'

P. WHATLING
16 Feb.: `Drug treatment for claudication.'

A. AGER, National Institute for Medical Research, Mill Hill
23 Feb.: `Regulation of lymphocyte and Langerhans cell migration.'

M. BRADDOCK, Glaxo Wellcome
2 Mar.: `Tissue shear stress and therapeutic applications for gene therapy in cardiovascular disease.'

S. KNIGHT, St James's Hospital, Leeds
9 Mar.: `Free tissue transfer to the ischaemic lower limb.'

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CLINICAL MEDICINE, PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

The following seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Lecture Theatre, the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology.

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

DR R. WOOD, ICRF Clare Hall Laboratories
28 Jan.: `Nucleotide excision repair in human cells.'

J. BABIK and K. HONEY
11 Feb.:
(JB) `Gene regulation of the IL12 p35 subunit.'
(KH) `CD40L blockade induces tolerance and linked suppression.'

DR P. BORK, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Heidelberg
18 Feb.: `Comparative sequence analysis.'

PROFESSOR SIR ALEC JEFFREYS, Leicester
25 Feb.: `DNA fingerprinting: from Antarctica to Chernobyl.'

PROFESSOR R. IRVINE, Cambridge
4 Mar.: `Inositide synthesis within and without the nucleus.'

DR P. FAIRCHILD
11 Mar.: `Directed differentiation of embryonic stem cells.'

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LITERAE HUMANIORES

Philosophy of Mathematics Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Mondays in the Lecture Room at the Sub-faculty of Philosophy, 10 Merton Street.

Convener: D.R. Isaacson, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in the Philosophy of Mathematics.

DR IAN RUMFITT
18 Jan. : `Frege's logicism.'

PROFESSOR ROBERT THOMAS, Manitoba
25 Jan. : `Why ontology really doesn't matter to the mathematician.'

DR GIANNI RIGAMONTI, Palermo
1 Feb. : `A proof of the Fan Theorem without Bar Induction.'

DAVID BOSTOCK
8 Feb.: `Can the intuitionist understand semantics for the logical constants based on the notion of proof?'

DR GIANLUIGI OLIVERI
15 Feb. : `Patterns and infinity.'

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LITERAE HUMANIORES, ORIEL COLLEGE

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). The seminar will continue in weeks 5–8 of term.

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

PROFESSOR R. MAYER, King's College, London
21 Jan.: `Audiences for oratory: Pliny, Tacitus, and fame.'

DR T. WHITMARSH, Cambridge
28 Jan.: `Sophistry in motion: the con-texts of Dio's Kingships.'

A. BITEL
4 Feb.: `Levels of adulterous encounter in Apuleius's Golden Ass, Book 9.'

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.'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Graduate Seminar in Spanish Studies

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Taylor Institution.

Conveners: I.D.L. Michael, MA, King Alfonso XIII Professor of Spanish Studies, and C.H. Griffin, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in Latin American Literature.

C. PATTERSON
19 Jan.: `Ramón Otero Pedrayo (1888–1976): Galician, Catholic, fidalgo, orator, geographer, bibliophile, essayist, teacher, poet, politician, playwright, novelist, and nationalist.'

DR R. DAVIES, Sheffield
26 Jan.: `The Pérez Galdós Editions Project: creating electronic packages of the Torquemada Novels.'

P. GARCÍA-CARO
9 Feb.: `Literary views on the close of the First Spanish Republic (1873–4).'

D.P. GRAU
16 Feb.: ` "Home" v. "dona". Palabras e ideas en la poesía de Joan Fuster: un análisa estadístico- estilítico.'

JORDI DOCE CHAMBRELÁN
23 Feb.: `Versions of absence: Hardy's "Afterwards", Machado's "A José María Palacio", and Jiménez's "El viaje definitivo".'

PROFESSOR T. DADSON, Birmingham
2 Mar.: `A poet and his sources in seventeenth- century Spain.'

DR D. CREWS, Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg
9 Mar.: `Ascanio Colonna, Juan de Valdés, and the Diet of Ratisbon, 1541.'

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Lecture

JACQUELINE CERQUIGLINI-TOULET, Université de Paris–Sorbonne, will 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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Lecture

PROFESSOR PAOLO ORVIETO, University of Florence, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 21 January, in Room 2, the Taylor Institution.

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

Subject: `Hermeneutical problems in the first canto of Dante's Inferno.'

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MODERN HISTORY

Seminar on Southern Europe (with special relation to the question of national identity)

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the European Studies Centre (St Antony's College), 70 Woodstock Road.

PROFESSOR I. POGGIOLINI, Pavia
18 Jan.: ` "We have made Italy, now we must make Italians": Italian history and the search for a national identity.'

R. CLOGG
25 Jan.: `Identity and antiquity in Greece.'

H. MARTINS
1 Feb.: `Portugal and the Luso-Afro Brazilian world.'

DR M. URQUITO, University of the Basque Country
8 Feb.: `The unsuccessful construction of Spanish national identity and the birth of regional identities (1808–1998).'

DR JAVIER DIAZ NOCI
15 Feb.: `Reflections on Basque identity.'

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Lecture

DR C. JANSEN, Konstanz, will lecture at 8.30 p.m. on Monday, 25 January, in the European Studies Centre (St Antony's College), 70 Woodstock Road.

Conveners: A.J. Nicholls, B.Phil., MA, Special Lecturer in Modern History, and H.J.O. Pogge von Strandmann, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Modern History.

Subject: `The radical deputies of the Paulskirche and German politics after the defeat of the revolution, 1849–67.'

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Seminar in Modern European Jewish History

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the European Studies Centre (St Antony's College), 70 Woodstock Road.

Convener: D. Rechter (Ph.D. Jerusalem), Research Fellow, St Antony's College.

Z. GITELMAN, Michigan
21 Jan.: `Internationalism, patriotism, and disillusion: Soviet Jewish veterans remember World War Two.'

C. CLARK, Cambridge
28 Jan.: `The German state and Jewish rights, 1871–1918.'

L. WEITZMAN, George Mason University
4 Feb.: `Women in the Holocaust.'

T. ENDELMAN, Michigan
11 Feb.: `Jewish converts to Christianity in modern Europe—inside or outside the historiographical fold?'

P. WEINDLING, Oxford Brookes
18 Feb.: `Sickness, survival, and medical genocide during the Holocaust: the significance of survivors' testimonies.'

A. POLONSKY, Brandeis
15 Feb.: `Compiling an anthology of Polish–Jewish writing since 1945: the dilemma of the survivor.'

L. KOCHAN
4 Mar.: `Men of property and Jewish emancipation in Europe, 1780–1850.'

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National Socialism and the sciences in the Third Reich

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the European Studies Centre (St Antony's College), 70 Woodstock Road.

Conveners: M. Szöllösi-Janze, D.Phil., Stifterverband Visiting Fellow, St Antony's College, and A.J. Nicholls, B.Phil., MA, Special Lecturer in Modern History.

DR S. PALETSCHEK, Tübingen (preceded by an introduction by DR SZÖLLÖSI-JANZE)
22 Jan.: `The invention of "Humboldt" and National Socialism. The idea of the German university and the impact of National Socialism, 1920–60.'

DR M. RÖSSLER, UNESCO, Paris
29 Jan.: `Geography and area planning during National Socialism.'

PROFESSOR H. TRISCHLER, Deutsches Museum, Munich
5 Feb.: `Small science or big science? Aeronautical research in Nazi Germany.'

DR L. MARSCHALL, Munich
12 Feb.: `Consequences of the politics of autarky: the case of biotechnology.'

DR C.-R. PRÜLL, Freiburg
19 Feb.: `Pathology and politics in the metropolis, 1900–45: London, Berlin, and the Third Reich.'

DR U. DEICHMANN, Cologne
26 Feb.: `The expulsion of Jewish chemists and biochemists from German academia, 1933–9, and their correspondence with German colleagues afte 1945: the impossibilty of "normalisation"?'

DR S. KÜHL, Magdeburg
5 Mar.: `Science and the killing of the mentally handicapped in Nazi Germany. The relationship between eugenics and the so-called "euthanasia action".'

DR J. REINDL, Munich
12 Mar.: `Oskar Vogt, Julius Hallervorden, Nicolai Timoféeff-Ressovsky: three biomedical scientists at the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Institute for Brain Research at Berlin–Buch during the Third Reich.'

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MODERN HISTORY, MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

European Humanities Research Centre

Seminar on the History of the Book 1450–1800

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Fridays in the Wharton Room, All Souls College.

Conveners: R.G. Lewis, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer (CUF) in Modern History, and I.W.F. Maclean, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Renaissance Studies.

DR S. TYACKE, Public Records Office
22 Jan.: `Maps from manuscript to print.'

PROFESSOR C. FAHY, University College, London
29 Jan.: `The publication of two Renaissance masterpieces: Castiglione's Il libro del cortegiano and Ariosto's Orlando furioso.'

DR A. ARMSTRONG, Manchester
5 Feb.: `Jean Lemaire de Belge's "Concorde des deux Langages": changing manifestations of literary self-consciousness in manuscript and print.'

DR H. WATANABE-O'KELLY
12 Feb.: `The library of the Electors of Saxony, 1570–1630.'

DR V. GILLESPIE
19 Feb.: `The Book and the Brotherhood: reflections on the lost library of Syon Abbey.'

DR C. GRIFFIN
26 Feb.: `Sixteenth-century printing workers in Spain: evidence from the Inquisitional archives of their professional and private lives.'

DR A. HEGARTY
5 Mar.: `Books and reading in early seventeenth-century Salamanca, with special reference to the diary of Girolamo da Sommaia (1603–7).'

PROFESSOR D. MCKENZIE and DR J. RAVEN
12 Mar.: `The economics of the London book trades in the later sixteenth and the seventeenth centuries.'

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MODERN HISTORY, SOCIAL STUDIES

Seminar in Economic and Social History

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Wharton Room, All Souls College.

Convener: C.H. Feinstein, MA, Chichele Professor of Economic History.

S. ENGERMAN, Rochester
20 Jan.: `Climate and institutions. North and South America since the colonial period.'

A. WRIGLEY
27 Jan.: `Attempting to understand the interaction of economic and demographic variables in early modern England: what has changed in the last thirty years.'

P. JOHNSON, LSE
3 Feb.: `Does corporate structure affect corporate performance? The case of financial services in Victorian England.'

R. SMITH and J. OEPPEN, Cambridge
10 Feb.: `Mortality levels among British élites and non-élites c.1550–1900: trends and explanations.'

P. O'BRIEN, London
17 Feb.: `Singularity and significance of the English fiscal state 1688–1815.'

N. VON TUNZELMAN, Sussex
24 Feb.: `Technology production, technology use, and the evolution of skills.'

P. HUDSON
3 Mar.: `Micro history meets macro history.'

N. CRAFTS, LSE
10 Mar.: `Productivity growth during the first Industrial Revolution: inferences from the pattern of British external trade.'

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MUSIC

The composer speaks

The following public lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Holywell Music Room.

The series will continue with lectures to be given by JAMES MACMILLAN on 17 February, and MIKE ROBERTS on 10 March.

ROBERT SAXTON
20 Jan.: `Return? Journey? Circles of Light and beyond.'

STEPHEN MONTAGUE
10 Feb.: `Stephen Montague's String Quartet no. 1, in memoriam Barry Anderson and Tomasz Sikorski, for string quartet and electronics: an illustrated analysis.'

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ORIENTAL STUDIES

Topics in Ancient Near Eastern Studies and Egyptology

The following seminars will be held at 3 p.m. on Tuesdays in Room 1, the Oriental Institute.

Conveners: John Baines, Stephanie Dalley.

R. MOOREY
2 Feb.: `Popular imagery in Babylonia c.2150–1750 BC.'

W. HOROWITZ, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
9 Feb.: `Cuneiform from the Land of Israel and Hazor.'

C. RIGGS
16 Feb.: `The Egyptian funerary tradition at Deir el-Bahri in the third century AD.'

J. TAIT, University College, London
23 Feb.: `Why did anyone bother to write Demotic literature?'

L. SASSMANNSHAUSEN, Tübingen
2 Mar.: `Kings and ditch-diggers: the Middle Babylonian letter archives from Nippur.'

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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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PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Theoretical Physics Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Fridays in the Nuclear Physics Lecture Theatre.

Convener: D. Sherrington, MA, Wykeham Professor of Physics.

DR N. WILKIN, Birmingham
22 Jan.: `A quantum liquid of vortices?'

PROFESSOR J. SILK
5 Feb.: `Speculations about galaxy formation.'

DR D. KHMELNITSKII, Cambridge
19 Feb.: `From classical to quantum kinetics.'

DR N. FERGUSON
5 Mar.: `Mathematical biology from the perspective of a theoretical physicist: mad cows, disease evolution, and HIV.'

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Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory: colloquia

Unless otherwise indicated, the following colloquia will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Main Lecture Theatre, the Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory.

An Inorganic Discussion Day, with presentations by some of the younger research associates in the Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, will be held on Monday, 8 March, 3–6 p.m.

Convener: M.L.H. Green, MA, Professor of Inorganic Chemistry.

DR P. DAY, Manchester
18 Jan.: `Application of accelerator mass spectrometry to biological and environmental chemistry.'

PROFESSOR G.J. PIELAK, North Carolina
25 Jan.: `Ferricytochrome c. The effects of sugar on its stability, structure, and dynamics.'

DR N. KALTSOYANNIS, University College, London
1 Feb.: `Computational adventures in d and f element chemistry.'

DR P. BETON, Nottingham
8 Feb.: `Adsorption and manipulation of fullerenes on silicon surfaces.'

PROFESSOR P. DAY
15 Feb.: `The molecular chemistry of magnets and superconductors.' (Royal Society Bakerian Lecture)

PROFESSOR H. SCHUMANN, Berlin
Wed. 17 Feb., 12 noon: to be announced.

DR J. ERRINGTON, Newcastle upon Tyne
22 Feb.: `Synthetic challenges in polyoxometalate and metal alkoxide chemistry.'

PROFESSOR C. REED, California, Riverside
1 Mar.: `Super anions and superacids.'

PROFESSOR T. MARDER, Durham
15 Mar.: `Well-defined conjugated rigid-rods as multifunctional materials.'

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Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory

The following departmental lectures will be given at 2.15 p.m. on Mondays in the Lecture Theatre, the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory.

DR C. BAIN 25 Jan.: `The dynamics of wet interfaces.'

PROFESSOR C. PARMENTER, Indiana
8 Feb.: `Collisional and collision-free energy flow in molecules with internal rotation.'

PROFESSOR D. FRENKEL, FOM Amsterdam
1 Mar.: `Condensation and crystallisation—computer simulation of rare events.' (RSC Bourke Lecture)

PROFESSOR T. MASON, Coventry
8 Mar.: `Sonochemistry: a review with demonstrations.'

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Hinshelwood Lectures

Exploring nature by nuclear magnetic resonance

PROFESSOR DR RICHARD R. ERNST, Nobel Laureate, of ETH Zürich, will deliver the Hinshelwood Lectures at 11.15 a.m. on the following Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory.

Convener: J.P. Simons, MA, Dr Lee's Professor of Chemistry.

9 Feb.: `The fascinating applications of NMR in chemistry, biology, and medicine, and its historical development.'

11 Feb.: `The NMR approach to molecular structure and dynamics.'

16 Feb.: `Biomolecular dynamics explored by NMR.'

18 Feb.: `The NMR approach for investigating the structure of solids.'

23 Feb.: `Exploration and disorder in solid polymers.'

25 Feb.: `Hydrogen dynamics investigated by NMR.'

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PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

The following research seminars will be given at 1 p.m. on Fridays in the Lecture Theatre, the Department of Human Anatomy and Genetics.

Convener: Professor K.E. Davies.

PROFESSOR G. LONG, Edinburgh
22 Jan.: `Computer modelling of GnRH and magnocellular neurones.'

DR J. TINSLEY
29 Jan.: `Utrophin: the Full Monty.'

PROFESSOR S. HILLIER, Edinburgh
5 Feb.: `Paracrine regulation of follicular development and ovulation.' (Jenkinson Seminar)

DR W. JAMES
12 Feb.: `Aptamers: the in vitro evolution of new ligands for research and therapy.'

DR Y. BOYD, MRC Mammalian Genetics Unit, Harwell
19 Feb.: `Mouse models for x-linked disorders: new findings from old mutants.'

DR P. MATTHEWS
26 Feb.: `What is the meaning of functional neuroanatomy mapped by FMRI?'

DR S. SHIRAZI-BEECHEY, Liverpool
5 Mar.: `Functional and genetic control of transporter expression in epithelia.'

DR R. HILL, Edinburgh
12 Mar.: `The role of hedgehog and bagpipe in skeletogenesis.' (Jenkinson Seminar)

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PSYCHOLOGICAL STUDIES

Cognitive Science Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in Room D135, the Department of Experimental Psychology.

PROFESSOR S. IVERSEN
21 Jan.: `Frontal lobe function.'

DR K. NOBRE
28 Jan.: `Directing our attention in four dimensions.'

PROFESSOR A. COWEY
4 Feb.: `Do monkeys have blind insight?'

PROFESSOR E. ROLLS
11 Feb.: `How vision might work.'

PROFESSOR L. WEISKRANTZ
18 Feb.: `Pupil employment and di-vision of labour. Beta late than never.'

PROFESSOR R. PASSINGHAM
25 Feb.: `Imaging and motor learning in the human spirit.'

PROFESSOR N. RAWLINS
4 Mar.: `How animal experiments help understand the neural basis of pain in humans.'

DR P. AZZOPARDI
11 Mar.: `Blind sight and visual awareness.'

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SOCIAL SCIENCES

Senior Research Seminar in American Politics

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Chester Room, Nuffield College.

Conveners: C.O. Jones, MA, Olin Professor of American Government, and B.E. Shafer, MA, Mellon Professor of American Government.

P.J. MARTIN
26 Jan.: `Strategy and outcome in judicial decision-making: three cases from the Burger Court.'

DR A.D. SHEINGATE
9 Feb.: `The politics of place in American political development.'

PROFESSOR W.J.M. CLAGGETT, Florida State
23 Feb.: `Recruitment and political participation: the causal nexus.'

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THEOLOGY

Interdisciplinary seminars in the study of religions

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Blue Boar Seminar Room, Christ Church.

Conveners: J.S.K. Ward, B.Litt., MA, Regius Professor of Divinity, and W.M. Morgan, MA, Lecturer in World Religions, Mansfield College and Westminster College.

PROFESSOR T. HOPKINS, Oxford Centre for Vaishnava Studies and Franklin and Marshall College, USA
9 Feb.: `Negotiating religious identity: some Indian examples.'

DR S. HAMILTON, King's College, London
23 Feb.: `To be or not to be? That is not the question: the issue and nature of identity in early Buddhism.'

DR S. GILLIAT-RAY, University of Exeter
9 Mar.: `Religious identity and young Muslims.'

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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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STANDING COMMITTEE FOR THE M.ST. IN WOMEN'S STUDIES

Annual Visiting Lecture in Women's Studies

PROFESSOR ANN PELLEGRINI, Harvard, will deliver the Annual Visiting Lecture in Women's Studies at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 19 January, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Passionate attachments out of order: meditations on Judy Garland's body.'

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INTER-FACULTY SEMINAR

Restoration to Reform, 1660–1832: British political, literary, intellectual, and social history

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Upper Common Room, St Anne's College. Details of the 22 February meeting will be announced later.

Conveners: Dr R. Ballaster, Professor M. Butler, Dr F. Dabhoiwala, Dr C. Gerrard, Dr T. Keymer, Professor R. Lonsdale, Dr J. Raven, and Dr I. Rivers.

DR J. MULLAN, University College, London
25 Jan.: `Writing the history of eighteenth- century literature.'

DR N. GROOM, University of Exeter
8 Feb.: `Forgery and authenticity: the romantic posterity of Thomas Chatterton.'

PROFESSOR I. GRUNDY, Alberta
8 Mar.: ` "Destined for something higher"? Potential and achievement in Lady Mary Wortley Montagu.'

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DONALD BADEN-POWELL QUATERNARY RESEARCH CENTRE

The following seminars will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursdays in the common room of the centre (60 Banbury Road).

N. GALANIDOU, Cambridge
21 Jan.: `How space was used in the Palaeolithic and Mesolithic: in search of a new approach.'

M. REED, Reading
28 Jan.: `Computer modelling of mammoth extinction in North America.'

M. LENEY
4 Feb.: to be announced.

F. WENBAN-SMITH, Southampton
11 Feb.: `Recent palaeolithic research at the Community School site, Swanscombe.'

M. WHITE, Cambridge
18 Feb.: `Island Britain: an archaeological perspective from the Middle Pleistocene.'

I. WATTS, London
25 Feb.: `Skin changing: ritual performance in the Middle Stone Age.'

J. MCNABB, Liverpool
4 Mar.: `Recent work on the Early Stone Age in South Africa.'

D. DE LOECKER, London
11 Mar.: ` "A veil of stones": on the interpretation of early Middle Palaeolithic scatters and patches at Maastricht–Belvédère (Netherlands).'

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BODLEIAN LIBRARY

Oxford Seminars in Cartography

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the School of Geography.

D. DORLING, Bristol
18 Feb.: `Mapping with feeling: the human cartography of people's lives.'

R. MITCHELL, Public Record Office
6 May: `Contention the mother of invention: early maps of England in the Public Records Office.'

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COMPUTING LABORATORY

Strachey Lecture

MARTYN THOMAS will deliver a Strachey Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 19 January, in the Lecture Theatre, the Computing Laboratory.

Subject: `The praxis of software engineering.'

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DEPARTMENT FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION

Oxford Architectural History Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5.30 p.m. on Mondays in Rewley House.

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.

J. AYRES
1 Feb.: `Building the Georgian city.'

J. RHODES
8 Mar.: `Shaw House, Newbury.'

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CENTRE FOR CRIMINOLOGICAL RESEARCH

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Old Library, All Souls College.

Convener: R.G. Hood, MA, Professor of Criminology and Director of the Centre.

S. SHUTE, Birmingham
27 Jan.: `Unduly lenient sentences: who passes them?'

DR P. YOUNG, Edinburgh
10 Feb.: `Auto punishments: the fine and the prison.'

PROFESSOR A. BOTTOMS, Cambridge
24 Feb.: `Criminology and the problem of order.'

PROFESSOR R. ERICSON, British Columbia
10 Mar.: `The policing of risk.'

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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL STUDIES

The following research seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in Lecture Room 1, the Department of Educational Studies. Details of the 22 February seminar will be announced later.

PROFESSOR G. GRACE, Institute of Education, University of London
18 Jan.: `Realising the mission: Catholic approaches to school effectiveness.'

PROFESSOR D. HALPIN, Goldsmiths' College, London
25 Jan.: `Developing a Third Way? Tackling disadvantage through Labour's Education Action Zones.'

PROFESSOR S. TOMLINSON, Goldsmiths' College, London
1 Feb.: `Race and special education.'

DR G. BROOKS, NFER
15 Feb.: `The NFER evaluations of the Basic Skills Agency's Family Literacy Demonstration Programmes.'

DR F. FLETCHER-CAMPBELL, NFER
1 Mar.: `Whole school target setting: application to pupils with special educational needs.'

DR S. BRITSCH, Purdue
8 Mar.: `Writing science: the development of teacher knowledge in the integrated curriculum.'

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DEPARTMENT OF EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY

Summer School on Connectionist Modelling

This two-week residential Summer School will be held between 18 and 30 July. The course is aimed primarily at researchers who wish to exploit neural network models in their teaching and/or research, and it will provide a general introduction to connectionist modelling, biologically plausible neural networks, and brain function, through lectures and exercises on personal computers (Macintoshes and PCs). The course is interdisciplinary in content, though many of the illustrative examples are taken from cognitive and developmental psychology, and cognitive neuroscience. The instructors with primary responsibility for teaching the course are Kim Plunkett and Edmund Rolls.

The cost of participation, excluding travel and meal costs,is £950. Some partial bursaries are available for graduate students. Further details may be found on the Internet at http://www-cogsci.psych.ox.ac.uk/summer-school/.

Those interested in attending the Summer School are asked to send a one-page summary of their background, and reasons for wishing to attend, by 31 January, to Mrs Sue King, Department of Experimental Psychology, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3UD (telephone: Oxford (2)71353, e-mail: susan.king@psy.oxford.ac.uk).

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR HEBREW AND JEWISH STUDIES

Public Lectures

The following public lectures will be given at 8.30 p.m. on Wednesdays in Yarnton Manor.

A shuttle service will be provided by the OCHJS minibus, leaving the Playhouse, Beaumont Street, at 7.45 p.m., and departing from Yarnton Manor at 10 p.m.

PROFESSOR D. CESARANI, Director, Wiener Library
20 Jan.: `Arthur Koestler.' (David Patterson Lecture Series)

PROFESSOR T. ENDELMAN, Michigan
27 Jan.: `Gender and radical assimilation in modern Jewish history.' (David Patterson Lecture Series)

PROFESSOR M. IDEL, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
3 Feb.: `Golem: some comparative proposals.' (Louis Jacobs Lectures: `Golem—new perspectives')

10 Feb.: `Golem: some early nineteenth-century treatments.' (Louis Jacobs Lectures: `Golem—new perspectives')

DR N. FERGUSON
17 Feb.: `The myth of the Rothschilds.' (David Patterson Lecture Series)

DR B. WASSERSTEIN
24 Feb.: `Britain and the Jews of Europe 1939–45: intelligence aspects.' (To mark the publication of a new edition of cBritain and Jews of Europe 1939–45\) (David Patterson Lecture Series)

DR D. STONE
3 Mar.: `Anthony Mario Ludovici and the extremes of Englishness.' (David Patterson Lecture Series)

DR J. GOLDSTEIN, West Georgia College and Harvard University
10 Mar.: `The Republic of China and Israel, 1911–99.' (David Patterson Lecture Series)

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OXFORD INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RESEARCH CENTRE

Intellectual property in the new millennium

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Latner Room, St Peter's College.

Conveners: D. Vaver, MA, Reuters Professor of Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law and Director of the Centre, and C.A. Greenhalgh, MA, Reader in Economics and Research Director of the Centre.

PROFESSOR VAVER
19 Jan.: `Intellectual property: where's the world going?'

DR M. SPENCE
2 Feb.: `European intellectual property harmonisation: the recent deluge.'

PROFESSOR D. BOSWORTH, UMIST, and DELI YANG, UMIST
9 Feb.: `Intellectual property law in China: how much is there and how does it affect innovation?'

PROFESSOR J.W. HARRIS
16 Feb.: `Patenting cell lines—analysing John Moore's spleen.'

DR R. PITKETHLY
23 Feb.: `The European patent system and innovation: help, hindrance, or irrelevance?'

G. DUTFIELD
2 Mar.: `The public and private domains: intellectual property rights in traditional ecological knowledge.'

DR GREENHALGH
9 Mar.: `Protecting intellectual property: Anglo/American trade mark and patenting practices of selected British companies.'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES, AND TRANSNATIONAL COMMUNITIES PROJECT, THE ESRC

History, culture, and politics of the Islamic world: the historical roots of Islamic transnationalism

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies.

Conveners: Dr F.A. Nizami and Dr J. Piscatori.

DR D. MORGAN, SOAS, London
20 Jan.: `Cross-cultural contacts under the Mongol Empire.'

PROFESSOR B. FRAGNER, Bamberg
27 Jan.: `The Persian language area as a cultural region in history.'

PROFESSOR D. KING, Frankfurt
3 Feb.: `Astronomical instruments and ideas across all boundaries.'

PROFESSOR I. LAPIDUS, Berkeley
10 Feb.: `Between universalism and particularism: the historical bases of Muslim transnationalism.'

DR C. HILLENBRAND, Edinburgh
17 Feb.: `Travels in divers places with divers persons: some medieval wayfarers.'

PROFESSOR W. HALLAQ, McGill
24 Feb.: `Taqlid and the dynamics of law: historical, doctrinal, and regional themes.'

DR D. ABULAFIA, Cambridge
3 Mar.: `The "servitude" of Muslims and Jews in medieval Europe.'

DR M. KUNT, Cambridge
10 Mar.: `Turks and Muslims in Ottoman polity and society.'

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MAISON FRANÇAISE

The following meetings will be held this term at the Maison Française. For details of this term's film-showings at the Maison Française see `Notices' above.

Special seminar

A. GUNNY, Liverpool, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 19 January, in the Middle East Centre, St Antony's College.

Subject: `European travellers to the Middle East in the nineteenth century.'

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Seminar in modern French history and politics

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Maison Française.

O. WHITE
21 Jan.: `Going native in Timbuctoo.'

R. GILDEA
28 Jan.: `Terror and talks in occupied France: the fifty hostages of Nantes–Chateaubriant, 1941.'

S. HAZAREESINGH
4 Feb.: `A republican in Geneva: Jules Barni and the transformation of French republicanism.'

C. LABORDE, King's College, London
11 Feb.: `The culture(s) of the Republic: French debates on Anglo-American multiculturalism.'

N. MCMASTER, East Anglia
18 Feb.: `Maurice Papon and the Paris massacre of 17 October 1961.'

K. NABULSI
25 Feb.: `The ley-lines of late eighteenth- century republican war: Pasquale Paoli and Thaddeus Kosciuszko in France.'

A. GOSCHA, Universié de Paris VII
4 Mar.: `Ruptures et continuités idéologiques en Indochine, 1900–40.'

S. AUDOIN-ROUZEAU, Université de Picardie Jules-Verne
11 Mar.: `Les Allemands en France 1870–1 et leur représentation chez les Français.'

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French literature from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Okinaga Room, Wadham College. The series will continue in Trinity Term.

V. WORTH, King's College, London
21 Jan.: ` "La parole est moitié à celui qui écoute": listening to the Racinian confident(e).'

W. WILLIAMS
4 Feb.: `Racine's monsters.'

G. FORESTIER, Paris IV
18 Feb.: `Editer Racine: présentation de la nouvelle édition Pléiade.'

C. BIET, Paris X
4 Mar.: `Jouer Racine.'

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Science and the new century: Britain, France, and Germany c. 1900

The following seminars in the research programme `Histoire des connaissances: sciences, techniques, enseignements' will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the History of Science Seminar Room, the Modern History Faculty.

N. JAS, European University Institute, Florence
28 Jan.: `The new historiography of science and technology and the new century: which perspectives?'

11 Feb.: `Virtues of science as virtues of state: the 1888 French law on fertiliser fraud suppression and its influence throughout Europe.'

H. DENHAM
25 Feb.: `Advent of a "subersive science"? Ecology as a concept, practice, and proto- discipline, 1890–1914.'

J. SEGAL, Université de Lyon II, Centre Pierre Léon
11 Mar.: `Marjan von Smoluchowski (1872–1917) and the origins of information theory in physics—the tribulations of a Polish physicist in Europe.'

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European Movement lecture

H.E. M. DANIEL BERNARD, French Ambassador, will lecture at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, 23 March, in the Maison Française.

Subject: `The French vision of Europe.'

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Other meetings

The following meetings will be held as shown. Unless otherwise indicated, the meetings will be held in the Maison Française, from which further information may be obtained (telephone: Oxford (2)74220).
Fri. 15 Jan.–Sun. 17 Jan.: Franco-British Study Day, `Tribu, parentèle et État en pays d'Islam.'

Sat. 13 Feb., 9 a.m.–8 p.m.: Franco-British Study Day: `Koyré et au-delà'.

Sat. 13 Mar., Sun. 14 Mar., 10 a.m.–6 p.m.: Research Programme `Histoire et théorie des arts': colloquium, `Visual images: verbal images: other images.'

Sat. 13 Mar., 10 a.m. –5 p.m., St Hugh's College: Translation Research in Oxford meeting, `Don Quichotte et ses traducteurs' (telephone for further information: Edith McMorran, (2)74996, or Sue Robinson, (2)74222).

Mon. 15 Mar., 10 a.m.–4 p.m.: colloquium, `Victor Hugo.'

Fri. 19 Mar., 10 a.m.–4 p.m.: Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France meeting, `Cuisine et politique en France'.

Sat. 20 Mar., 9.30 a.m.–6 p.m.: Franco-British Study Day, `Changing French political systems.'

Thur. 25 Mar., 7.30 p.m.: Oxford–Grenoble Association open meeting.

Sat. 27 Mar., 9.30 a.m.–6 p.m.: Study Day, `Virginia Woolf and the body.'

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NISSAN INSTITUTE OF JAPANESE STUDIES

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Lecture Theatre, the Nissan Institute.

DR KOICHI NAKANO
22 Jan.: `The spoils of bureaucratic regulation: amakudari in Japan's "liberalised" telecom sector.'

DR SATOSHI KURIBAYASHI, Bunkyo University, Kanagawa
29 Jan.: `The limits of "efficiency" in Japan and Asia.'

MR OMI HATASHIN, Lancaster
5 Feb.: `Japanese foreign policy towards international peace making efforts in Cambodia.'

DR B. POWELL
12 Feb.: `Writing history for the Japanese stage—do equestrians do it best?' (Illustrated by video excerpts from Kinoshita Junji's Requiem on the Great Meridian)

DR J. GILSON, Birmingham
19 Feb.: `Japan's pragmatic role in ASEM.'

PROFESSOR MIWAO MATSUMOTO, Tokyo
26 Feb.: `Ships and chips: pitfalls of self- reliant development in Japanese war technologies.'

PROFESSOR TAKAO MATSUMURA, Keio University, Tokyo
5 Mar.: `Unit 731 and Japanese germ warfare in China, 1937–45.'

DR A. ROY, Leeds
12 Mar.: `Turbulence and change: the Japanese financial sector in the UK.'

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QUEEN ELIZABETH HOUSE

Contemporary South Asia Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in Queen Elizabeth House. The 4 February seminar will be held in the Library Wing Seminar Room; all other seminars will be held in the Blackhall Seminar Room.

Conveners: Dr Nandini Gooptu, Dr Judith Heyer, and Professor Barbara Harriss-White.

YUNAS SAMAD, University of Bradford
21 Jan.: `Nuclear Pakistan and the emergence of a peace movement.'

DINESH PRATAP, DAV College, Dehradun and Commonwealth Visiting Fellow, QEH
28 Jan.: `Sustainable management of common property resources: a case of forests in the Himalayas.'

U. VINDHYA, Andhra University and Visiting Fellow, QEH
4 Feb.: `Comrades and lovers: questions of revolutionary identity and sexuality in the contemporary radical left movement in Andhra Pradesh (Co-convened with the Centre for Cross Cultural Research on Women).'

K. RAVI RAMAN, Kerala Agricultural University and Visiting Fellow, QEH
11 Feb.: `Caste and gender: plantation work-world in south-west Asia, c. 1850-- 1950.'

M.S.S. PANDIAN, Madras Institute of Development Studies and Visiting Fellow, QEH
18 Feb.: `Resisting modernity: two stories.'

MARTIN GREELEY, Institute of Development Studies, Sussex University
25 Feb.: `Villages revisited: poverty reduction and growth over 20 years.'

BELA BHATIA, Cambridge
4 Mar.: `Researching a revolutionary movement: the Naxalite movement in Central Bihar.'

GAUTAM MODY, Vice-President, Kamani Employees Union, Mumbai
11 Mar.: `Questions of governance in Indian manufacturing firms.'

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Economic Development Seminar

The following seminars will take place on Thursdays in the Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House. The 28 January seminar will begin at 4.30 p.m.; other seminars will begin at 5 p.m.

Details of the 11 February seminar will be announced later.

T. BESLEY, LSE
21 Jan.: `Land reform, poverty reduction, and growth: evidence from India.'

J. GUNNING
28 Jan.: `IMF, structural adjustment, and poverty—an evaluation.'

S. BHALOTRA
4 Feb.: `Why children work in rural Pakistan.'

J. KNIGHT
18 Feb.: `Old and new poverty in China.'

H. WHITE, Sussex
25 Feb.: `A cause without a rebel: the World Bank's poverty agenda.'

A. SAITH, LSE
4 Mar.: to be announced.

M. LIPTON, Sussex
11 Mar.: `The effect of fertility on poverty.'

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Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women

Researching gender, conflict, and violence

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in the Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House.

Conveners: Dr Cathie Lloyd and Dr Kate Fisher.

PROFESSOR F. STEWART
21 Jan.: `Social and economic consequences of conflict: a gender perspective on the results of the QEH study.'

DR C. HOYLE
28 Jan.: `Negotiating domestic violence.'

DR U. VINDHYA, Andhra University
4 Feb.: `Comrades and lovers: questions of revolution and sexuality in the contemporary radical left movement in Andhra Pradesh.' (Joint meeting with the Contemporary South Asia Seminar)

DR C. HUMPHREYS, Warwick
11 Feb.: `Possibilities and problems: Australian perspectives on the use of third party applications for protection orders in cases of domestic violence.'

DR K. FISHER, Cambridge
18 Feb.: ` "The men liked to keep you down": conflict and contraception in Britain 1900–50.'

DR J. EADE, Roehampton Institute, and DR T. ALLEN, LSE
25 Feb.: `Ethnicity in nature or the nature of ethnicity.'

A. FOSTER
4 Mar.: `Perceptions of domestic violence in Tunisia: responses from health service providers, women's organisations, and students.'

DR L. RADFORD, Roehampton Institute
11 Mar.: `Mothering in the context of domestic violence.'

DR S. CONDON, INED (National Institute for Demographic Studies), and D. FOUGEYROULLAS, Université Paris–Dauphine

Date and venue to be announced: `Research on violence against women in France.' (In collaboration with the Maison Française)

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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).

S. RADY, Stanford
22 Jan.: `Strategic trading and learning about liquidity.'

J. MAHRT-SMITH, London Business School
29 Jan.: `R. & D. in stand-alone firms and conglomerate divisions.'

H. SERVAES, London Business School
5 Feb.: `Is corporate diversification beneficial in emerging markets?'

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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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.

PROFESSOR J. GRAY, LSE
22 Jan.: `How global are global media?'

S. KARLE, Dow Jones, New York
29 Jan.: `Global reach to the business community, legal and competitive issues.'

PROFESSOR K. TOMASELLI, Natal
5 Feb.: `Global media versus national culture—the South African case.'

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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Seminar

PROFESSOR MIKHAIL ALEXSANDROVICH FEDOTOV, Secretary, Union of Journalists of Russia, and UNESCO Chair on Copyright, Moscow, will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 19 January, in the Seminar Room, the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies.

Subject: `Russian media law: approaches within an international setting.'

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WELLCOME UNIT FOR THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE

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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ALL SOULS COLLEGE

From the closed world to an infinite universe: Alexandre Koyré revisited

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Hovenden Room, All Souls College.

PROFESSOR I. MACLEAN
20 Jan.: `Renaissance concepts of infinity.'

DR S. JOHNSTON
27 Jan.: `Digges.'

PROFESSOR N. JARDINE, Cambridge
3 Feb.: `Kepler.'

DR J. BENNETT
10 Feb.: `Gilbert.'

PROFESSOR S. GAUKROGER, Sydney
17 Feb.: `Descartes.'

DR S. HUTTON, Hertfordshire
24 Feb.: `More.'

S. MANDELBROTE, Cambridge
3 Mar.: `Newton.'

DR M.-R. ANTOGNAZZA, Aberdeen
10 Mar.: `Leibniz.'

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Foreign Policy Studies Programme

Masses on the move: migration and international politics

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Old Library, All Souls College.

Conveners: Sir Julian Bullard and Professor Robert O'Neill, in collaboration with Dr M. Gibney, Refugee Studies Programme, Queen Elizabeth House.

The pressures causing movement

PROFESSOR R. COHEN, Warwick
22 Jan.: `New forms, new sensitivities?'

PROFESSOR G. GOODWIN-GILL
29 Jan.: `Human rights: individuals and justice.'

PROFESSOR J. WILLIAMSON, IMF
5 Feb.: `Failing states and economic inequalities.'

Responses

I. KHAN, Head, Centre for Documentation and Research, UNHCR
12 Feb.: `The United Nations: the work of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.'

PROFESSOR C. CLAPHAM, Lancaster
19 Feb.: `The international politics of migration in Africa.'

US embassy speaker (to be announced)
26 Feb.: `The USA: a multi-role player.'

H.E. THE HON ROY MACLAREN, High Commissioner for Canada
5 Mar.: `Sparsely populated countries: Canada and immigration.'

M. ELAND, the Home Office
12 Mar.: `EU policy: dilemmas for Britain?'

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BRASENOSE COLLEGE

Brasenose Seminar in Hellenic Studies

Literary aspects of Byzantine ecclesiastical texts

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Stockton Room, Brasenose College.

PROFESSOR ALEXANDER ALEXAKIS, Columbia University
27 Jan. : `Iconophile literature of the eighth century AD'.

PROFESSOR MICHEL CACOUROS, École Pratique des Hautes Études, Sciences historiques et Philologiques, Sorbonne IV
3 Feb.: `Scholarios, the last churchman of Byzantium, and philosophy.'

PROFESSOR ATHANASIOS MARKOPOULOS, University of Crete
10 Feb. : `Leo the Deacon, churchman and historian.'

PROFESSOR LENNART RYDEN, University of Uppsala
17 Feb. : `Literary qualities in Byzantine hagiography.'

PROFESSOR ELIZABETH JEFFREYS
24 Feb.: `Manganeios Prodromos' ecclesiastical writings.'

PROFESSOR EVANGELOS CHRYSOS, University of Cyprus
3 Mar.: `Acts of Ecumenical Councils as literary products.'

PROFESSOR ALEXANDER ALEXAKIS, Columbia University
10 Mar.: `The Versions of the Life of Leo of Catania.'

PROFESSOR ROGER BAGNALL, Columbia University
17 Mar.: `Monks and property; rhetoric, law, and patronage in the Apophthegmata Patrum and papyri.'

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CORPUS CHRISTI COLLEGE

Corpus Christi Classical Seminar: Constructing Time

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Seminar Room, Corpus Christi College.

DENIS FEENEY
20 Jan.: `Synchronising Greece and Rome.'

CHRISTOPHER BURNAND
27 Jan.: `Playing with time: Cicero on Roman oratory.'

RICHARD FOWLER
3 Feb.: `Calibrating the Hellenistic.'

LIN FOXHALL
10 Feb.: `The running sands of time: archaeology and short-term time.'

GILLIAN CLARK
17 Feb.: `We live in Christian times.'

ADRIAN GRATWICK
24 Feb.: `Pliny, the obelisk, and Novius Facundus.'

KATHERINE CLARKE
3 Mar.: `Space, time, and place: Strabo's eternal triangle.'

TESSA RAJAK
10 Mar.: `Reckoning the end of days in post- Bibical Judaism.'

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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, 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 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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LINACRE COLLEGE

Linacre Lectures 1999

The peopling of Britain: the shaping of a human landscape

The ninth series of the Linacre Lectures will be given at 5.15 p.m. on the following Thursdays in Lecture Theatre A, the Zoology/Psychology Building, South Parks Road (the St Cross Road entrance is to be used).

PROFESSOR C. GAMBLE, Southampton
21 Jan.: `Early beginnings.' (Discussant: Dr C. Stringer, British Museum)

ROFESSOR P. MELLARS, Cambridge
28 Jan.: `Homo sapiens.' (Discussant: Dr A. Sherratt)

PROFESSOR A. WHITTLE, Wales
4 Feb.: `Advent of agriculture.' (Discussant: Lord Renfrew, Cambridge)

PROFESSOR B. CUNLIFFE
11 Feb.: `Tribes and empires.' (Discussant: Professor M. Millett, Durham)

DR H. HÄRKE, Reading
18 Feb.: `Saxon kings and Norse warriors.' (Discussant: Sir Walter Bodmer)

DR R. SMITH, Cambridge
25 Feb.: `Plagues and populations.' (Discussant: Dr P. Slack)

SIR TONY WRIGLEY, Cambridge
4 Mar.: `Country and town: farmers, labourers, craftsmen, manufacturers, merchants.' (Discussant: Dr J. Langton)

PROFESSOR C. PEACH
11 Mar.: `Empire, the economy, and industry.' (Discussant: Sir Robert May, Office of Science and Technology)

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MANSFIELD COLLEGE

Hildegard von Bingen and issues in contemporary Christianity

DR A. CLENDENEN, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, St Xavier University, Chicago, will deliver the following lectures at the times shown in the Council Room, Mansfield College. For further information, telephone Catherine Middleton (telephone: (2)70988), or Andrew Linzey (telephone: (2)70983).

In addition to the lectures, Dr Clendenen will preach a sermon on `Hildegard: "Trumpet of God" and "Living Light" ' at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, 27 January, in the chapel, Mansfield College.

Wed. 27 Jan., 4.30 p.m.: `The re-emergence of Hildegard von Bingen.'

Thur. 28 Jan., 5 p.m.: `Ecological themes in Hildegard von Bingen's Scivias.'

Fri. 29 Jan., 5 p.m.: `The relevance of Hildegard von Bingen to the question of gender and the priesthood.'

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Reformed and Independent Arts

The following meetings will be held at 8 p.m. on Thursdays in the chapel, Mansfield College.

`Reformed and Independent Arts' is a series of lectures, demonstrations, and discussions on backgrounds and contemporary trends in music, architecture, crafts, and literature in some of the Reformed and Independent churches and cultures derived from their influence. The sessions are designed for churches and universities. No previous background or experience in these subjects is needed.

A performance of a J.S. Bach cantata in the context of a Lutheran Vespers Service in Mansfield College chapel will be given by the Carillon Singers at 8 p.m. on Sunday, 14 March.

C. THOMPSON and C. BROCK
21 Jan.: `Isaac Watts's use of the Bible.'

J. WYATT
28 Jan.: `Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress.'

K. REYMAIER
4 Feb.: `Music reflecting theology.'

D. FOX
11 Feb.: `Welsh valleys hymns.'

J. CREASER
18 Feb.: `Milton's Paradise Lost.'

M. HEBBLETHWAITE
25 Feb.: To be announced. (Yvonne Workman Lecture)

C. BINFIELD
4 Mar.: `English nonconformist architecture.'

E. STEVENSON
11 Mar.: `Hungarian reformed arts and crafts.'

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Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society

The following seminars will take place at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Council Room on the ground floor of the Main Building, Mansfield College.

For further information contact the Administrator, OCEES, Mansfield College, Oxford OX1 3TF (telephone and fax: Oxford (2)70886, e-mail: ocees@mansf.ox.ac.uk, Web site http://users.ox.ac.uk/~ocees/).

S. PARNELL, Cape Town
19 Jan.: `Issues in integrating environment into development planning: reflections from Cape Town.'

R. ORAM, Director, Commuter Check Services Corporation, New Jersey
26 Jan.: `Creating a shift to more environmentally friendly transport: the case for tax-free travel vouchers.'

W. BECKERMAN
2 Feb.: `Intergenerational justice and the environment.'

L. MICHAELIS, OECD
9 Feb.: `Environmental policy for social innovation.'

G. DUTFIELD
16 Feb.: `Biodiversity, conservation, and intellectual property rights.'

J. MARQUAND, Project Leader, Management Development for Tomsk Ecological Committee
23 Feb.: `Developing competence in Russian environmental management.'

D. LEWIS, Secretary, Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution
2 Mar.: `Setting environmental standards.'

R. WELFORD, Huddersfield
9 Mar.: `Business and ethics.'

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

After two decades of reform: China in Asia and beyond

This two-day workshop will be held as shown below in St Antony's College.

Convener: Z. Zhang, D.Phil., Wai Seng Research Fellow in Asia Pacific Studies.

Friday, 26 February
DR S. TSANG
9.40 a.m.: opening.

DR C.Z. LIN
9.45 a.m.: `China's economic reform: a special survey.'

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.'

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

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

DR W. ZHANG
5.15 p.m.: `Foreign direct investment in China: Asian contribution.'

Saturday, 27 February
E. CROLL, SOAS, London
9.30 a.m.: `The changing fate of women in China during the reform.'

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

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

M. YAHUDA, LSE
2 p.m.: `The international politics of China in the reform years.'

J. FEWSMITH, Boston
3.15 p.m.: `Evolution of Chinese domestic politics and China's integration in the world community.'

M. GAO, Tamsania
4.15 p.m.: `Village politics in China: a comparison with other Asian countries.'

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South Asian History Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Small Dining Room (first floor), Queen Elizabeth House.

DR M. WASEEM, Quaid-I-Azam University, Islamabad
19 Jan.: `Pakistan and India: pasts and futures.'

S. HAZAREESINGH, Warwick
26 Jan.: `Ideas of urban citizenship: the agitation for civic rights and colonial resistance in Bombay City, 1905–25.'

S. SULTAN, Cambridge
2 Feb.: `Poverty, gender, and resistance: political action among women in a squatter settlement in Dhaka.'

S. SHANI-GOLDWASSER, Cambridge
9 Feb.: `The resurgence of ethno-Hinduism in India: a case study of Ahmedabad in the 1980s.'

A. PATHAK, Edinburgh
16 Feb.: `Forests, law, and state in colonial India.'

K. BHAUMIK
23 Feb.: `From silents to talkies: capital, class, and nation in the Indian cinema.'

PRS presentations, 2 March: (1) C. MONTGOMERY, (2) B. DE
(1) `British Indian military history in the early nineteenth century.'
(2) `Bengal in the Second World War.'

PRS presentations, 9 March: (1) S. SHEIKH, (2) S. JAYAWARDENE- PILLAI
(1) `Social and political history of Gujarat in the fifteenth century.'
(2) `History of British–Indian architecture in the nineteenth century.'

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ST HILDA'S COLLEGE

Women in Whitehall

The following lectures will be given at 5.30 p.m. on the days shown in the Jacqueline du Pré Building, St Hilda's College. With the exception of the lecture to be given on Friday, 5 March, they will take place on Wednesdays.

MS M. NEVILLE-ROLFE, Regional Director, Government Office for the North-West
27 Jan.: `Labour's regional policies: sea change or just moving the deck chairs?'

DAME STELLA RIMINGTON, DCB, former Director General, the Security Service
10 Feb.: `Managing secrecy.'

MS P. DENHAM, former Regional Director, Government Office for the North-East
17 Feb.: `From industrial policy to the regeneration of north-east England.'

BARONESS PARK OF MONMOUTH
5 Mar.: `Difficult places.'

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WOLFSON COLLEGE

Wolfson College Lectures 1999

Globalisation and insecurity

The following lectures will take place at 5 p.m. on the days shown in the Hall, Wolfson College. Unless otherwise indicated, they will take place on Tuesdays. The lectures are open to the public (telephone for enquiries: Oxford (2)74103).

DR V. FITZGERALD
19 Jan.: `The security of international finance.'

PROFESSOR J. KAY
26 Jan.: `Global business, global economics?'

DR S. WILLETT
2 Feb.: `Physical insecurity: the globalisation of the means of war.'

PROFESSOR I. BROWNLIE
9 Feb.: `The peaceful settlement of disputes between states and the problem of globalisation.'

PROFESSOR R. COHEN
Thur. 18 Feb.: `Labour in an age of global insecurity.'

PROFESSOR S. AMIN
23 Feb.: `Economic globalism and political universalism—converging or diverging?'

DR W. SACHS
2 Mar.: `The environmental impact of globalisation.'

PROFESSOR D. HELD
9 Mar.: `The transformation of the political community.'

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WESTMINSTER COLLEGE

Wesley and Methodist Studies Centre

Graduate seminars 1998–9

The following seminars will be held at 6.30 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Church and International House, Westminster College. The series will continue in Trinity Term.

K. NEWPORT
27 Jan.: `Charles Wesley's sermons.'

J. ENGLISH
24 Feb.: `John Wesley and politics.'

K. TILLER
24 Mar.: `Church and chapel in Oxfordshire.'

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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. Thee 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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FRIENDS OF THE BODLEIAN

The following thirty-minute lectures will be given at 1 p.m. on the days shown in the Cecil Jackson Room, the Sheldonian Theatre. All are invited. Sandwiches and wine will be served after the lectures at a cost of £2.50 per person, for which bookings should be made in advance with Mrs P.M. Sturgis, Membership Secretary, the Friends of the Bodleian, Bodleian Library, Oxford OX1 3BG (telephone: Oxford (2)77234).

DR A. FRANKLIN
Thur. 4 Feb.: `The Bodleian Library's collection of printed ballads, seventeenth to nineteenth centuries.'

DR C. BROWN
Wed. 17 Feb.: `Van Dyck's portrait of Franciscus Junius in the Bodleian Library.'

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OXFORD ITALIAN ASSOCIATION

Lectures

Lectures will be given at 8 p.m. on the following days, as indicated below.

Admission to the 10 February meeting will be by ticket only, at a cost of £8: enquiries should be made to Oxford 377479. Admission to other lectures costs for £1 for members of the association, £2 for non-members.

Further information about the association may be obtained by sending a stamped self-addressed envelope to Professor J.R. Woodhouse, 47 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JF.

DR E. SENICI
Wed. 3 Feb., St Anne's College: `Verdi's Requiem, an introduction.' (Note: the Requiem will be performed in the Sheldonian Theatre on 20 March by the Oxford Harmonic Society)

DR A. MILNER
Wed. 10 Feb., Halifax House, South Parks Road: `Immigrant grapes—the cultivation of foreign varieties in Italy.' (Tutored wine-tasting)

DR M. KATRIZKY
Tue. 16 Feb., Pauling Institute for Human Sciences, 58 Banbury Road: `Italian mountebanks in the time of Ben Jonson.'

DR J. STRUPP, St Anne's College
Wed. 3 Mar.: `Il giardino dei Tarocchi: fantasy gardening at Obertello.'

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Other meetings


Tue. 19 Jan., 8 p.m., Rewley House theatre: showing of film Stanno tutti bene (dir. G. Tornatore, with Marcello Mastroianni).

Wed. 27 Jan., 8 p.m., St Anne's College: `The mass media in Italy after Berlusconi.' (Conversazione)

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INTERNATIONAL LAW ASSOCIATION (BRITISH BRANCH)

Oxford Speakers Series

The following meetings will be held in the Habakkuk Room, Jesus College. Unless otherwise indicated, they will be held on Wednesdays, at 8.30 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

Persons travelling from outside Oxford are asked to confirm one or two days in advance, with Ms Carolyn Evans, Exeter College, Oxford OX1 3DP (telephone: Oxford (2)79617, e-mail: carolyn.evans@exeter.ox.ac.uk), or Dr Michael Byers, Jesus College, Oxford OX1 3DW (telephone: Oxford (2)79680, e-mail: michael.byers@jesus.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR C. WARBRICK, Durham
20 Jan.: `The enforcement of international criminal law.'

DR V. LOWE, Cambridge
3 Feb.: `The International Law Commission and state responsibility: wrongfulness or liability?'

PROFESSOR J. MERRILLS, Sheffield
17 Feb.: `International boundary disputes in theory and practice.'

JUDGE R. MAY, International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia
Fri. 19 Feb., 5 p.m.: `The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia: recent developments.'

F. WEBBER, barrister specialising in immigration and refugee law
3 Mar.: `Refugee law in UK courts: recent developments.'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR MISSION STUDIES

Leeds–Oxford Seminars on Africa: religion and innovation

The following seminars will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesdays in the OCMS, St Philip and St James' Church, Woodstock Road (telephone: Oxford 556071). The series will continue in Trinity Term.

D.H. JOHNSON, James Currey Publishers
20 Jan.: `Religion and communal conflict in the Sudan: the war against paganism.'

PROFESSOR D. BELSHAW, Emeritus Professor, UEA
17 Feb.: `The strategic challenge for the churches and Christian non-governmental organisations: poverty reduction in sub-Saharan Africa.'

DR S. VON SICARD, Centre for the Study of Islam and Christian–Muslim Relations, Selly Oak Colleges, Birmingham
17 Mar.: `Mission and political power: UMCA missionaries and their relations to Muslims in Zanzibar 1864–85.'

DR D. GAITSKELL, SOAS
21 Apr.: `Beyond "devout domesticity": five female mission strategies in Southern Africa 1998–9.'

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