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INAUGURAL LECTURE

Royal Academy of Engineering/AEA Technology/INSS Research Professor in Microanalytical Techniques for Structural Integrity Problems

PROFESSOR J. TITCHMARSH will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 4 March, in the Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's College. Further information may be obtained from Diane Taylor, Department of Materials (telephone: (2)73651, fax: (2)73783).

Subject: `Electrons: from power lines to white lines.'

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HENSLEY HENSON LECTURES 1998--9

The unorthodox Karl Barth

PROFESSOR DR A.I.C. HERON, Professor of Reformed Theology, Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, will deliver the Hensley Henson Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Examination Schools.

Mon. 1 Mar.: `Alarms, negations, and surprises.'

Thur. 4 Mar.: `To talk to God ...'

Mon. 8 Mar.: `Creation, preservation and all the blessings ...'

Thur. 11 Mar.: `The grammar of reconciliation.'

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GRINFIELD LECTURES ON THE SEPTUAGINT

The Septuagint at the dawn of the third millennium

PROFESSOR EUGENE ULRICH, John A. O'Brien Professor of Hebrew Scriptures, University of Notre Dame, will deliver the first series of his Grinfield Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Examination Schools. Each lecture will be followed by discussion.

Wed. 3 Mar.: `The origins and nature of the Septuagint.'

Thur. 4 Mar.: `The Septuagint in the Dead Sea Scrolls.'

Fri. 5 Mar.: `The Septuagint translation of Isaiah.'

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SPEAKER'S LECTURES IN BIBLICAL STUDIES

Theory of primitive Christian religion (II)

PROFESSOR DR GERD THEISSEN, Professor of New Testament Theology, University of Heidelberg, will deliver his second series of Speaker's Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Examination Schools.

The ritual sign language of primitive Christian religion

Tue. 23 Feb.: `The origin of the primitive Christian sacraments from symbolic actions.'

Wed. 24 Feb.: `The sacrificial interpretation of the death of Jesus and the end of sacrifice.'


The autonomy of primitive Christian religion

Thur. 25 Feb.: `Primitive Christian religion develops an autonomous sign world.'

Mon. 1 Mar.: `The Gospel of John: the autonomy of the Christian sign world is brought to consciousness.'

Tue. 2 Mar.: `Primitive Christianity.'


Summary and final considerations

Wed. 3 Mar.: `The construction and plausibility of the primitive Christian religion.'

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ZAHAROFF LECTURE

JACQUELINE CERQUIGLINI-TOULET, Université de Paris–Sorbonne, will deliver a Zaharoff 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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SIR JOHN HICKS LECTURE ON ECONOMIC HISTORY

PROFESSOR P. TEMIN, Professor of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will deliver the Sir John Hicks Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 12 March, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `A new view of the golden age of economic growth.'

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CAMERON MACKINTOSH VISITING PROFESSOR OF CONTEMPORARY THEATRE

PROFESSOR DIANA RIGG, DBE, and MR J. KENT will lecture at 8.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 23 February, in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College.

Subject: `An actor and a director.'

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LITERAE HUMANIORES

Philosophy of Physics Seminar

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held 4.15 p.m. on Fridays in the Lecture Room, the Sub-faculty of Philosophy, 10 Merton Street.

Conveners: G. Bacciagaluppi, H.R. Brown, J.N. Butterfield, and S.W. Saunders.

DR S. SAUNDERS
19 Feb.: `Probability in the Everett interpretation.'

DR V. VEDRAL
26 Feb.: `Two's a company, three's a crowd: thermodynamics of entanglement.'

PROFESSOR M. GHINS, Louvain-la-Neuve
Thur. 4 Mar., 2 p.m.: `The local equivalence principles in general relativity.'

PROFESSOR P. HOLLAND, University of the West of England
5 Mar.: `Linking quantum and classical descriptions.'

DR M. HOGARTH, Cambridge
12 Mar.: `Church's thesis: a conjecture of no importance.'

PROFESSOR J. BUB, Maryland
19 Mar., 11 a.m.: `Entanglement, time-symmetric states, and bit commitment'. (Joint seminar with the London School of Economics and the University of Bristol)

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Philosophy of Mathematics Seminar

DR MICHAEL B. WRIGLEY, Campinas, will give a seminar at 4.30 p.m. on Monday, 22 February, 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.

Subject: `Infinity in Wittgenstein's Tractatus.'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Contemporary Italian writers and critics

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on the days shown in Room 3, the Taylor Institution.

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

MARCO BELPOLITI, novelist, critic, editor of Primo Levi's collected works
19 Feb.: `Lettura di Se questo e' un uomo di Primo Levi.'

PROFESSOR P.V. MENGALDO, Padua
26 Feb.: `Montale critico di Verdi.'

FRANCESCA SANVITALE, novelist and critic
2 Mar.: Reading and discussion of her recent novels.

PROFESSOR G.L. BECCARIA, Turin
5 Mar.: `Poesia italiana del Novecento: Giorgio Caproni.'

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MUSIC

BRENDA NEECE will give a lecture-demonstration at 1.15 p.m. on Tuesday, 2 March, in the Ashmolean Museum. Tickets cost £1.50 by reservation (telephone the Faculty Secretary: (2)76133).

Subject: `Early eighteenth-century strings: viols and violoncellos.'

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PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Civil Engineering Colloquia

The following colloquia will take place at 2 p.m. on Fridays in Lecture Room 8, the Engineering and Technology Building. Visitors from outside Oxford are advised to telephone Oxford 273162 prior to travelling to confirm that there have been no late changes and to book parking permits if required.

Convener: G.T. Houlsby, MA, Professor of Civil Engineering.

A.G. BLOODWORTH
19 Feb.: `Analysis of case histories of tunnelling settlement damage to develop design methods.'

D.M. WILLIAMS
26 Feb.: `Non-linear dynamic structural analysis using Ritz vectors.'

P. DEASON, Kvaerner Technology
5 Mar.: `Bridge design for buildability.'

P.H. TAYLOR
12 Mar.: `Explosions on offshore platforms—an analysis of blast walls using work minimisation.'

PROFESSOR D. DURBAN, Technion University, Israel
19 Mar.: `Bifurcations of elasto plastic pressure sensitive solids.'

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PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

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

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

Subject: `Regulation of viral membrane fusion.'

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SOCIAL STUDIES

PROFESSOR W.M.J. CLAGGETT, Florida State University, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 23 February, in the Chester Room, Nuffield College.

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

Subject: `Recruitment and political participation: the causal nexus.'

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Foreign policy dilemmas: Britain and the world

The following meetings will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Lecture Theatre, the New Building, St Antony's College.

Conveners: A.H. Brown, MA, Professor of Politics, Mr Tony Baldry, MP, and Dr Denis MacShane, MP.

MR MARK FISHER, MP, formerly Department of Culture Minister, THE RT. HON. SIR JEREMY HANLEY, formerly Foreign Office Minister, and PROFESSOR BROWN
23 Feb.: `Exporting liberal democracy.'

THE RT. HON. GERALD KAUFMAN, MP, Chair, Culture and Heritage Committee, SIR PATRICK CORMACK, MP, and JOHN LLOYD, Financial Times and New Statesman
2 Mar.: `Imaging Britain: media, culture, and foreign policy.'

ROGER LIDDLE, European and Defence Policy Adviser, 10 Downing Street, SIR RODRIC BRAITHWAITE, formerly Foreign Policy Adviser to the Prime Minister and Chairman, Joint Intelligence Committee, and LORD WALLACE, LSE
9 Mar.: `Producing foreign policy: how good is the machinery?'

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QUEEN ELIZABETH HOUSE

Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women

Gender Research Discussion Group

MEGUMI TAKASAKI, International Christian University, Tokyo, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 1 March, in the Blackhall Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House.

Subject: `The process of abandoning hidden Christian heritage in contemporary Japan.'

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LADY MARGARET HALL

Canada Seminars

PROFESSOR M. DOODY, Director of Comparative Literature, Vanderbilt University, will lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 3 March, in Lady Margaret Hall. Further information may be obtained from Elizabeth Jubb (telephone: (2)74302, e-mail: liz.jubb@lmh.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `The Maritime Provinces—do they have a future?'

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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. The 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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SOCIETY FOR THE STUDY OF MEDIEVAL LANGUAGES AND LITERATURE

The Annual General Meeting of the Society will be held in the Goodhart Seminar Room, University College, at 4.45 p.m. on Saturday, 6 March. Tea will be served from 4.30 p.m. After the meeting, PROFESSOR REINHARD STROHM, Professor of Music, will address the society. Wine will be served after the talk. Members are permitted to bring guests.

Subject: `Late medieval song.'

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EUROPEAN AFFAIRS SOCIETY

The following meetings will be held as shown. For further information, e-mail: natascha.weisert@lmh.ox.ac.uk.

PROFESSOR E. INÖNÜ, former Foreign Minister, Turkey
Thur. 25 Feb., 8.30 p.m., Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's: `The future of Turkey—a personal view.'

DR H. SILAJDZIC, former Prime Minister, Bosnia
Tue. 2 Mar., 5 p.m., Schools: `The Bosnian paradigm.'

DR M. SOARES, former President, Portugal
Tue. 9 Mar., 8 p.m., Milner Hall, Rhodes House: `Portugal—a personal history.'

A. PERL, pianist
Thur. 11 Mar., 8.30 p.m., New Auditorium, Magdalen: `Franz Liszt, composer and European cosmopolitan.'

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