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INAUGURAL LECTURE

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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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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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 Hilary Term, 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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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 Hilary Term, 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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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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Oxford Clinical Neurosciences Lectures

The following lectures will be given at 11.30 a.m. on Fridays in Hilary Term in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

PROFESSOR H. COAKHAM, Frenchay Hospital
15 Jan.: `Vascular compression syndromes of cranial nerves. Fact or fiction?'

DR A. LEES, The National Hospital
12 Feb: `Recent advances in drug treatment in Parkinson's disease.'

PROFESSOR M. TRIMBLE, Institute of Neurology
19 Mar.: `Forced normalisation and alternative psychoses of epilepsy, and the role of new anticonvulsant drugs.'

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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, fidaldgo, 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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PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Hinshelwood Lectures

PROFESSOR DR RICHARD E. ERNST, Nobel Laureate, of ETH Zürich, will deliver the Hinshelwood Lectures at 11.15 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Hilary Term, in the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory, commencing on Tuesday, 9 February.

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

Subject: `Exploring nature by nuclear magnetic resonance.'

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ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM

Sir David Piper New Year Lecture

DR CHRISTOPHER BROWN, Director of the Museum, will deliver the Sir David Piper New Year Lecture at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, 5 January, in the Lecture Theatre, the Taylor Institution. Admission is free and booking is not required.

Subject: `Van Dyck: a tale of three cities.'

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CORPUS CHRISTI COLLEGE

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 1999, 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 Hilary Term, 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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MANSFIELD COLLEGE

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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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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