Lectures

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INAUGURAL LECTURES

Professor of Statistical Science

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

Subject: `Modelling genes.'

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John M. Olin Visiting Professor of American Government

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

Subject: `The speculative imagination in democratic lawmaking.'

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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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ASTOR VISITING LECTURE

PROFESSOR ALEKSANDR OSPOVAT, University of Californa, Los Angeles, Astor Visiting Lecturer 1998, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 26 November, in Room 3, the Taylor Institution (note: not in 47 Wellington Square).
Conveners: J.A.E. Curtis, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in Russian, and G.S. Smith, MA, D.Litt., Professor of Russian.

Subject: `Hidden political allusions in Pushkin's late prose.'

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MAURICE LUBBOCK LECTURE IN MANAGEMENT STUDIES 1998

SIR PETER WILLIAMS, Chairman, Oxford Instruments PLC, will deliver the third annual Maurice Lubbock Lecture in Management Studies at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 26 November, in the Examination Schools. The lecture will be followed by a reception at the Schools.

Further information may be obtained from Georgina Denn, Said Business School (telephone: Oxford (2)88654, e-mail: george.denn@obs.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `Barriers to innovation.'

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HUDSON MEMORIAL LECTURE 1998

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

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

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CAMERON MACKINTOSH LECTURES

PROFESSOR THELMA HOLT and others will lecture at 5 p.m. on the following Fridays in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College.

PROFESSOR HOLT and SIR PETER HALL
20 Nov.: `Theatre—where the imagination lives.'

PROFESSOR HOLT, with CHRISTOPHER FRAYLING, Rector, Royal College of Arts; MICHAEL GAMBON, actor; MARK ROSENBLATT, director; MARK RYLANCE, actor and Director, Globe Theatre; BRIAN SEWELL, art critic; and JULIET STEVENSON, actress
27 Nov.: `Vision for the future'—a debate on the future of the arts.

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES, MUSIC

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

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

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

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MODERN HISTORY

Special Faculty Lecture

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

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

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MUSIC

European Baroque Opera: institutions and ceremonies

This international workshop-conference, sponsored by the European Science Foundation, the Faculty of Music, the Maison Française d'Oxford, and Wadham College, will be held on 27–9 November in the Holywell Music Room and the Maison Française. There will be fifteen speakers, from eight countries. The meetings are free, and open to the public. Concerts, opera tickets, and meals are bookable. Enquiries should be made to the Faculty of Music (telephone: Oxford (2)76125, fax: (2)76128).

For further details of the events, see `Notices' below.

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RUSKIN SCHOOL OF DRAWING AND FINE ART

The body opened—a history of seeing anatomy and art

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

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

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CENTRE FOR SOCIO-LEGAL STUDIES

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

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

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

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

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North Lecture

VEERLE HEYVAERT, North Fellow, the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, will deliver the North Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 3 December, in the Examination Schools. The lecture will be open to the public.

Subject: Institutions for regulating risk: health and environmental decision-making in the United States, Europe, and at the international level.'

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NERC INSTITUTE OF VIROLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY

The following seminars will be held at 4 p.m. on Fridays in the IVEM seminar room. It is expected that further seminars will be announced later (for details, see http://www.nerc- oxford.ac.uk/seminars/michaelmas98.html).

DR G. ROBINSON, Kent
27 Nov.: to be announced.

PROFESSOR L. FORNEY, Groningen
4 Dec.: to be announced.

DR A. WEIGHTMAN, Cardiff
11 Dec.: to be announced.

DR A. CHAKRABARTY, Illinois
15 Jan.: `Environmental signals and host-- pathogen communications in respiratory tract infections.'

PROFESSOR H. HARMS, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
12 Mar.: `Bioavailability of organic contaminants in soil—a microscopic view.'

PROFESSOR S. MOLIN, Technical University of Denmark
26 Mar.: to be announced.

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WELLCOME UNIT FOR THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE

History of tropical medicine and infectious diseases

DR M. HARRISON and DR M. WORBOYS, Sheffield Hallam University, will give a seminar in this series at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, 24 November, in the Seminar Room, the Wellcome Unit, 47 Banbury Road. The seminar is given in association with Green College.

Convener: Dr M. Malowany (telephone: (2)74600, e-mail: maureen.malowany@wuhmo.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `Smallpox eradication in India.'

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GREEN COLLEGE

Brian Walker Lecture on Environment and Development

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

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

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ST ANNE'S COLLEGE

John Berger Lecture

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

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

Subject: `How to draw a pigeon.'

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Special Lecture

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

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

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

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ST CATHERINE'S COLLEGE

Alan Tayler Lecture 1998

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

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

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OXFORD MEDIEVAL SOCIETY

PROFESSOR R. HANNA will lecture at 8.30 p.m. on Thursday, 26 November, in the Kidd Room, Christ Church. Wine will be served from 8.15 p.m. New members are welcome. Subject: `Reading Piers Plowman.'

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