Lectures

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INAUGURAL LECTURE

Drue Heinz Professor of American Literature

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

Subject: `American voice/American voices.'

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CHERWELL-SIMON MEMORIAL LECTURE 1999

PROFESSOR CARL E. WIEMAN, University of Colorado, will deliver the Cherwell- Simon Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Friday, 11 June, in Lecture Theatre A, Zoology/Psychology Building, South Parks Road.

Subject: `Bose–Einstein condensation: revealing the quantum world using ultra-low temperatures.'

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CLINICAL MEDICINE

Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology

The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Mondays in the Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology.

Convener: J.J. Harding, MA status, Professor of Ocular Biochemistry.

PROFESSOR H. TAYLOR, Institute of Ophthalmology, London, and University of Melbourne
24 May: `Risk factors for cataract.' (Litchfield Lecture)

DR E. GANEA, Institute of Biochemistry, Bucharest
7 June: `Protein folding and heat-shock proteins.'

PROFESSOR C. PATERSON
14 June: to be announced. (Litchfield Lecture)

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Nuffield Department of Surgery: Clinical Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Seminar Room, Level 6, the Nuffield Department of Surgery, the John Radcliffe Hospital.

MR T. HUSSEIN
25 May: `The results of phenol sympathectomy in peripheral vascular disease.'

MISS D. PHILLIPS
1 June: `Past, present, and future management of the claudicating patient.'

DR B. CASADEI
8 June: `Sympathectomy improves exercise performance and skeletal muscle bioenergenetics in patients with idiopathic hyperhidrosis.'

DR A. BOLIA, Leicester Royal Infirmary
15 June: `Subintimal angioplasty: methods and results.'

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LITERAE HUMANIORES

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

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

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

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David Lewis Lecture 1999

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

Subject: `Hellenism in unexpected places.'

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FACULTY OF LITERAE HUMANIORES AND CORPUS CHRISTI CENTRE FOR THE STUDY OF GREEK AND ROMAN ANTIQUITY

PROFESSOR ANSELM MÜLLER, University of Trier, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 2 June, in the Seminar Room, Corpus Christi College.

Conveners: C.C.W. Taylor, B.Phil., MA, Reader in Philosophy, and R.G. Osborne, MA, Professor of Ancient History.

Subject: `Which mean? Why unity? Two problems and one solution in Aristotle's account of virtue.'

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MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

Department of Statistics: Probability, Statistics and Operations Research

Seminars The following seminars will be held at 2:15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Department of Statistics, 1 South Parks Road.

Convener: P. Clifford, MA, Reader in Mathematical Statistics.

DR R. ATKINSON and PROFESSOR F. CRITCHLEY, Birmingham
27 May: `Some aspects of influence analysis. '

Graduate Students of the Department
3 June: Students will briefly discuss their current research work.

DR J. BITHELL
10 June: `Leukaemia clusters: fact or artefact?'

DR R. DURBIN, Sanger Institute, Cambridge
17 June: `Hidden Markov model based approaches to DNA and Protein sequence analysis.'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

MARGARET ALEXIOU, Harvard, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 27 May, in Room 2, the Taylor Institution.

Convener: P.A. Mackridge, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Modern Greek.

Subject: `Greek perspectives on the novel: different ways of telling stories.'


PROFESSOR F. LUBICH, Old Dominion University, Virginia, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 1 June, in Room 2, the Taylor Institution.

Convener: R.N.N. Robertson, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer (CUF) in German.

Subject: `(Self-)censorship in the life and work of Thomas Mann.'

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MODERN HISTORY

Atlantic World Seminar

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

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PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Civil Engineering Colloquia

Unless otherwise indicated the following colloquia will be held at 4 p.m. on Fridays in Lecture Room 8, the Engineering and Technology Building. Visitors from outside Oxford are advised to telephone Oxford (2)73162 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.

C. WISSER
21 May: `Finite element modelling of tunnel installations and compensation grouting.'

DR TOVEY, East Anglia
28 May, 2 p.m.: `Quantitative image analysis methods for analysing soil and sediment microfabric.'

DR A.P. DARBY
4 June: `Real-time substructure testing.'

PROFESSOR D. LERNER, Sheffield
11 June: `Natural attenuation—a solution to groundwater pollution or an excuse for inaction?'

PROFESSOR J. TWIDELL 18 June: `Wind power: its engineering and industrial growth.'

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DEPARTMENT OF BIOCHEMISTRY

Rodney Porter Memorial Lecture

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

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

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SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL

Interdepartmental Finance Seminars

The following seminars will be held in the Seminar Room, the Said Business School, the Radcliffe Infirmary. Unless otherwise indicated, they will take place at 12.30 p.m. on Fridays. Further information may be obtained from Elaine Durham, the Said Business School, George Street, Oxford OX1 2BE (telephone: Oxford (2)88650, e-mail: elaine.durham@sbs.ox.ac.uk).

Conveners: Clara Raposo (Said Business School), Hyun Shin (Economics), and Paul Wilmott (Mathematics).

P. MELLA-BARRAL, LSE
21 May: `Corporate walk-out decisions and the value of default.'

P. GOMPERS
Thur. 27 May, 5 p.m.: `An analysis of executive compensation, ownership, and control in closely held firms.'

Z. FLUCK, Stern School of Business
28 May: to be announced.

D. CHAPMAN, Texas
4 June: `The costs of portfolio constraints.'

J. DOW, London Business School
11 June: `The cost of debt for a financial firm.'

J. EDWARDS, Cambridge
18 June: `Ownership concentrationn and share valuation in Germany.'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR SOCIO-LEGAL STUDIES

DR SUSANA MARTINEZ MONEDERO, Former Counsel, European Commission and European Parliament, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 11 June, in the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Wolfson College. The meeting will be chaired by Professor Denis Galligan.

Subject: `The global information society—new technologies and their influence on cultural policy: Europe and Spain.'

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LADY MARGARET HALL

The International Financial Crisis

SUZELLE SMITH and DON HOWARTH, Senior Partners in the Los Angeles law firm Howarth and Smith, with AMBASSADOR AMY L. BONDURANT, US Ambassador to the OECD, will make a presentation at 5.15 p.m. on Thursday, 3 June, in Lady Margaret Hall. There will be an opportunity to meet the speakers informally afterwards over drinks. All are welcome. Further information may be obtained from Elizabeth Jubb, Lady Margaret Hall (telephone: Oxford (2)74302, e-mail: liz.jubb@lmh.ox.ac.uk)


Deneke Lecture 1999

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

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

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

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

European Studies Centre

Spanish Studies Lectures

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Fridays in 70 Woodstock Road.

Conveners: Dr Susana Martínez Monedero and Mr A.J. Nicholls.

PROFESSOR P. PRESTON, LSE
28 May: `The restoration of the monarchy in Spain.'

EXCMO. SR. D. JUAN JOSE LUCAS, Presidente de la Junta de Castilla y Léon, Vice-President of the Committee of the Regions of Europe
18 June: `Las regiones en el futuro de Europa.'


Middle East Centre

Hamid Enayat Lecture 1999

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

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

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UNIVERSITY COLLEGE

750th anniversary, 1249–1999

Builders of the Millennium Lecture Series

LUCIANO VIOLANTE, President, the Italian Chamber of Deputies, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 1 June, in the Old Library, All Souls College.

Subject: `The fight against organised crime under the rule of law.' (H.L.A. Hart Memorial Lecture) PROFESSOR HANS TIETMEYER, President, the Bundesbank, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 3 June, in the Sheldonian Theatre.

Subject: `Economic convergence and monetary union.'

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OXFORD MEDIEVAL SOCIETY

DR H. BARR will lecture at 8.30 p.m. on Thursday, 27 May, in the Kidd Room, Christ Church. Wine will be served from 8.15 p.m. New members are welcome.

Subject: `The regal image of Richard II and late medieval political poetry.'

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HUMAN POPULATION GENETICS JOURNAL CLUB

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

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

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