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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.'


Cameron Mackintosh Visiting Professor of Contemporary Theatre

PROFESSOR DIANA RIGG 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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DRUE HEINZ PROFESSOR OF AMERICAN LITERATURE

Postponement of inaugural lecture

The inaugural lecture which was to have been given by PROFESSOR R.L. BUSH on Tuesday, 23 February, has been cancelled. A new date will be announced later.

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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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HERBERT SPENCER LECTURES 1998–9

Democracy in practice and in theory (amended notice)

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.

This notice replaces that published in the Gazette of 14 January.

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.: `Democracy in Europe.'

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.: `Democratic destruction.'

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J.W. JENKINSON MEMORIAL LECTURE

DR D. SOLTER, Max-Planck Institute of Immunobiology, Freiburg, will deliver a Jenkinson Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 15 February, in Lecture Theatre A, the Zoology/Psychology Building. Tickets are not required for admission.

Subject: `Maternal messages—how to read them, and what do they tell?'

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ANTHROPOLOGY AND GEOGRAPHY

Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology

Ethnicity and identity seminar: artisans, crafts, and local identities

The following seminars will be given at 11 a.m. on Fridays in the institute.

Conveners: S. Ardener, I. Fowler, J. Webber.

DR N. ARGENTI, East Anglia
22 Jan.: `Apprenticeship, hierarchy, and dissent in Oku: negotiating identity among wood- carvers of the Cameroon.'

MS V. JOSHI
29 Jan.: `The warp and weft of nationalism: the revival of ethnic identity among the Nagas of north-east India.'

DR C. HARRIS
5 Feb.: `Representing Tibetan identity: "minority" artists and the People's Republic of China.'

DR R. BARNES
12 Feb.: `Weaving identity: new textiles in Kedang, Eastern Indonesia.'

DR L. SCIAMA
19 Feb.: `Environment, tradition, and identity in Venetian crafts.'

DR D. MACLEOD
26 Feb.: ` "The sea is everything": fishermen of the Canary Islands in their sociocultural context.'

DR I. FOWLER, Oxford Brookes
5 Mar.: `Iron-working and identity in the Cameroon grassfields.'

DR N. BARLEY, British Museum
12 Mar.: `Identity and embodiment among African potters.'

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CLINICAL MEDICINE

University Department of Cellular Science: haematology seminars

The following seminars will be held at 12 noon on Tuesdays in the Haematology Seminar Room, the John Radcliffe Hospital.

DR C. HATTON
26 Jan.: `Apoptosis.'

PROFESSOR D.Y. MASON
2 Feb.: `Human lymphoma: advances and future challenges.'

DR H. EAGLETON
9 Feb.: case presentation.

DR J. BOULTWOOD
16 Feb.: `Molecular basis of the 5q- syndrome.'

DR A. RAHEMTULLA
23 Feb.: `The role of CD4 and CD40L in immune development.'

DR R. FUGE
2 Mar.: case presentation.

DR K. ROBSON
9 Mar.: `Haemochromatosis: a common genetic disease.'

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MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

Department of Statistics: Probability, Statistics, and Operations Research Seminars

The following seminars will be given at 2.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Department of Statistics.

Convener: P. Clifford, MA, Reader in Mathematical Statistics, and A.M. Etheridge, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer (CUF) in Mathematics.

DR C. DONNELLY
28 Jan.: `Mad statistics: BSE and vCJD.'

PROFESSOR D. SIEGMUND, Stanford
4 Feb.: `Tail probabilities via a change of measure.'

DR R. STEVENS, Diabetes Research Laboratory, Oxford
11 Feb.: `Predicting life expectancy in cohorts of diabetes patients.'

PROFESSOR C. MCDIARMID
18 Feb.: `Concentration.'

DR M. LUNN
25 Feb.: `Competing risks, including applications to data from clinical trials.'

PROFESSOR E. RENSHAW, Strathclyde
4 Mar.: `Can MCMC be usefully applied to stochastic processes with hidden birth times?'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Italian Graduate Seminars

The following seminars will take place at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in Room S.7, 47 Wellington Square.

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

F. PEDRIALI, Edinburgh
26 Feb.: ` "Gli occhi del Lazio": symmetries of closure in Gadda's Ouer pasticciaccio brutto de via Merulana.'

G. WALKER
9 Feb.: `The relationship between the Laurentian Orlando and Pulci's Morgante.'

M. ZACCARELLO, University College, Dublin
23 Feb.: `Morfologia e patologia della transmissione nei sonetti del Burchiello.'

G. PIERI, Cardiff
9 Mar.: `Andrea Camilleri: an introduction.'

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MODERN HISTORY

Seminar in medieval history

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

Conveners: R.R. Davies, MA, D.Phil., Chichele Professor of Medieval History, and J.R.L. Maddicott, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer (CUF) in Modern History.

M. ORMROD, York
18 Jan.: `The English state and the Plantagenet empire, 1259–1360: a fiscal perspective.'

G. VIRÁGOS
25 Jan.: `Living standards of the Hungarian nobility: thirteenth- to fifteenth-century residences and their social context.'

B. KEMP, Reading
1 Feb.: `Twelfth-century English archdeacons: their reputations revisited.'

L. SAGE
8 Feb.: to be announced.

R. MCKITTERICK, Cambridge
15 Feb.: `Social memory, commemoration, and the book in the early Middle Ages.'

P. SINCLAIR
22 Feb.: `The northern gentry under Henry II.'

M. CLANCHY, London
1 Mar.: `Abelard and the Schools.'

P. HORDEN, Royal Holloway College, London
8 Mar.: `Family and charity in the earlier Middle Ages.'

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Commonwealth History Graduate Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Modern History Faculty.

PRS presentations will be given on 5 March and 12 March.

DR B. STANLEY, Cambridge
22 Jan.: `Church, state, and the "Hierarchy of Civilisation": the making of the "Missions and Governments" Report at the World Missionary conference, Edinburgh 1910.'

DR E. NESBITT, Warwick
29 Jan.: ` "I'm Asian, I'm British": researching young British Sikhs' and Hindus' identity.'

DR S. ANSARI, Royal Holloway College, London
5 Feb.: `Spiritual leaders versus wily politicians: changes and continuities in the role of pirs in twentieth-century Sind.'

S. MANDELBROTE, Cambridge
12 Feb.: `Reluctant imperialists? The SPG and Barbados, 1710–1834.'

PROFESSOR A. PORTER, King's College, London
19 Feb.: `Evangelicalism, Islam, and millennial expectation in the nineteenth century.'

DR P. CAREY
26 Feb.: `Islam's encounter with the West: the case of the Netherlands Indies/Indonesia, 1755–1942.'

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MUSIC

V. VAVOULIS will give the following lecture-demonstration at 1.15 p.m. on Tuesday, 2 February, in the Bate Collection of Musical Instruments, the Music Faculty. Tickets, costing £1.50 by reservation, may be obtained from the Faculty Secretary (telephone: (2)76133).

Subject: `Two early English harpsichords in the Bate Collection.'

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ORIENTAL STUDIES

Medieval Studies Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in Lecture Room 1, the Oriental Institute.

Conveners: J.S. Meisami, MA, University Lecturer in Persian, W.L. Treadwell, MA, Samir Shamma Lecturer in Islamic Numismatics, and C.F. Robinson, MA, University Lecturer in Early Islamic History.

DR S. SVIRI
26 Jan.: ` "And the myrtle trees are but the righteous" (B. Talmud): comparative notes to the study of walaya in early Islam.'

DR S. HAMDANI, George Mason University
2 Feb.: `The dialectic of power: Sunni- Shi`i debates in tenth-century North Africa.'

PROFESSOR R. ZIPOLI, Venice
9 Feb.: `Obscenity in neo-Persian verse: editions, translations, and critical works.'

DR C. VAN RUYMBEKE, Brussels
16 Feb.: `A botanical investigation of the miniatures in Shah Tahmasp's Khamsa.' (Lecture with slides)

DR WENCHIN OUYANG, SOAS
23 Feb.: `The dialectic of past and present in Naguib Mahfrouz's The Journey of Ibn Fattouma.'

DR A. LALANI, London
2 Mar.: `Al-Baqir's role in the development of Shi`i thought.'

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PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Oxford Physics Colloquia

The following lectures will be given at 4.15 p.m. on Fridays in the Lindemann Lecture Theatre, the Clarendon Laboratory.

Conveners: R.J. Nicholas, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Physics, and G.G. Ross, MA, Professor of Theoretical Physics.

PROFESSOR A.M. HILLAS, Leeds
29 Jan.: `First fruits of a new branch of astronomy: TeV gamma rays.'

DR E. YOUNG
5 Feb.: `Oxygen, isotopes, and the formation of the solar system.'

DR R. DENDY, Culham Science Centre
19 Feb.: `Sandpiles, silos, fusion, and astrophysics.'

PROFESSOR NICHOLAS
26 Feb.: `The fractional quantum Hall Effect—new particles, fractional charges, and excitement in a quantum field.'

PROFESSOR E. KAPON, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
5 Mar.: `Quantum wires and quantum dots: shaping electrons in artificial nanostructures.'

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Theoretical Chemistry Group Seminars

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Seminar Room, the New Chemistry Laboratory.

Convener: M.S. Child, MA, Coulson Professor of Theoretical Chemistry.

DR A. LOUIS, Cambridge
25 Jan.: ` "Giving entropy a hand": the critical role of non-additivity in binary colloidal mixtures.'

PROFESSOR J. TENNYSON, University College, London
1 Feb.: `Spectroscopy of water on the sun and elsewhere.'

DR D. COOPER, Liverpool
8 Feb.: `Modern valence bond theory.'

PROFESSOR P.V. COVENEY, Queen Mary and Westfield College, London
22 Feb.: `Multiscale modelling and simulation.'

PROFESSOR CHILD
1 Mar.: `Adiabatic and non-adiabatic cyclic geometric phase.'

PROFESSOR J.-P. HANSEN, Cambridge
8 Mar.: `Effective interactions between colloidal particles in suspension: the subtle games of entropy.'

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Department of Materials: colloquia

The following colloquia will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Thursdays. The meeting on 4 February will take place in Lecture Room 2, the Thom Building, the Department of Engineering Science; other meetings will take place in the Lecture Theatre, the Hume-Rothery Building.

Conveners: P.R. Wilshaw, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in Electrical and Magnetic Properties of Materials, and G.A.D. Briggs, MA, Reader in Materials.

PROFESSOR M.W. HOSSEINI, Strasbourg
21 Jan.: `Molecular tectonics: an approach to molecular networks.'

DR J. HIGGINS, Imperial College
28 Jan.: `Polymer blends—mixing, demixing, and compatibilisation.' (Interdepartmental Polymer Seminar)

PROFESSOR G. KRAUSS, Colorado School of Mines
4 Feb.: `Steel: the next hundred years.' (Interdepartmental Condensed Matter Seminar)

PROFESSOR T. PAGE, Newcastle
11 Feb.: `The uses and abuses of nano- indentation.'

PROFESSOR K. O'GRADY, Bangor
18 Feb.: `The determination of activation volumes in thin film recording media.'

PROFESSOR T.S. JONES, Imperial College
25 Feb.: `Strain relaxation and quantum dots in InAs/GaAs heteroepitaxy.' (Interdepartmental Condensed Matter Seminar)

DR A.J. WILKINSON
4 Mar.: `Fatigue of textured polycrystals.'

DR S. NEWMAN, British Steel, Swindon Technology Centre
11 Mar.: `On-line structure monitoring by laser ultrasonics in rolling and heat treatment of steel.'

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Condensed Matter Physics

The following seminars will be held at 4.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Simon Room, the Clarendon Laboratory.

For seminars to be given by Professor G. Krauss, on 4 February, and Professor T.S. Jones, on 25 February (Interdepartmental Condensed Matter Seminars), see under `Department of Materials' above.

DR O. PETRENKO, Warwick
21 Jan.: `Magnetic frustration and order in gadolinium gallium garnet.'

PROFESSOR M.J. COOPER, Warwick
28 Jan.: `Studying magnetism with X- rays—the synchrotron revolution?'

DR J. HICKEN, University of Exeter
18 Feb.: `Picosecond optical pump-probe spectroscopy of spin dynamics in ferromagnetic thin films.'

DR M. BLENCOWE, Imperial College, London
4 Mar.: `Quantum aspects of mesoscopic mechanical systems.'

DR S.J. BLUNDELL
11 Mar.: `Whirling in a vortex: implanting muons in organic superconductors.'

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Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Planetary Physics seminars

The following seminars will be given at 4.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Dobson Lecture Room, the Atmospheric Physics Laboratory. Because on rare occasions the arrangements need to be changed, anyone intending to come to Oxford specially to attend should check first by telephoning Oxford (2)72933.

DR N.F. ARNOLD, Leicester
21 Jan.: `Solar-terrestrial influences on weather and climate.'

DR H.K. ROSCOE, British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge
28 Jan.: `Dynamics and precipitation over the Antarctic plateau: why is it a desert?'

MS K. KOUTOULAKI, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
4 Feb.: `Non-thermal emission by ozone in the middle atmosphere.'

DR T. STOCKDALE, European Centre for Medium Range Forecasting, Reading
11 Feb.: `Seasonal forecasting at the ECMWF.'

MS E.F. SHUCKBURGH, Cambridge
18 Feb.: `A global view of atmospheric transport and mixing.'

DR M. LÓPEZ-PUERTAS, Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía
25 Feb.: `Non-LTE in the atmosphere: what we learned from UARS and future prospects for Envisat/MIPAS.'

C.A. NIXON
4 Mar.: `Remote sounding of the atmosphere of Titan.'

PROFESSOR W.J. JENKINS, Southampton Oceanography Centre, Southampton University
11 Mar.: `Studying ocean ventilation and circulation with transient tracers.'

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Astrophysics colloquia

The following colloquia will be held at 4.15 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Nuclear and Astrophysics Lecture Theatre.

Conveners: H. Tadros and A.E. Lynas-Gray.

DR J. KNAPPEN, Hertfordshire
26 Jan.: `Barred galaxies.'

DR R.A. LAING, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
2 Feb.: `Low-luminosity radio jets as decelerating relativistic flows.'

DR C.M. BAUGH, Durham
9 Feb.: `The epoch of galaxy formation.'

DR S. CHATY, Centre d'Étude Spatiale des Rayonnements
16 Feb.: `Multi-wavelength study of the microquasar GRS 1915+105 and of high energy binary sources in the galaxy.'

PROFESSOR R.D. BLANDFORD, California Institute of Technology
23 Feb.: `Fast and slow accretion on to black holes.'

DR A. OMONT, Institut d'Astrophysique, Paris
2 Mar.: `Highly redshifted molecular observations.'

DR M. RUFFERT, Edinburgh
9 Mar.: `Merging neutron stars and gamma ray bursts.'

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Physical Earth Science Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Fridays in the coffee room, the Department of Earth Sciences.

Convener: N. Mitchell.

N. SKIPPER, UCL
22 Jan.: `Neutron scattering under sedimentary basin conditions.'

A. ROBERTS, Southampton
29 Jan.: `How does Earth's magnetic field behave during a polarity reversal?'

E. FIELDING
5 Feb.: `Distinguishing tectonic from non-tectonic surface deformation with SAR interferometry.'

G. PEARSON, Durham
12 Feb.: `Chemical signatures from the K-T boundary: do we know what hit us?'

A. POLIAKOV, Montpellier
19 Feb.: `Magmatism and faulting in slow spreading ridges.'

J. HANSEN
26 Feb.: `Stochastic dynamic prediction: ensemble construction and assessment.'

G. FOULGER, Durham
5 Mar.: `Non-double couple earthquakes.'

S. KOHN, Bristol
12 Mar.: `Water storage in the mantle; experimental studies of minerals, melts, and fluids.'

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PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Jenkinson Seminars

The following seminars will be given at 2 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Lecture Theatre, the Department of Human Anatomy and Genetics.

DR H. SKAER, Sheffield
26 Jan.: `Seeing and breathing: parallel developmental events in flies and vertebrates.'

PROFESSOR P. HOLLAND, Reading
2 Feb.: `The origin and evolution of Hox gene clusters.'

DR M. COHN, Reading
9 Feb.: `Limb evolution and development.'

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Pharmacology and anatomical neuropharmacology seminars

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Lecture Theatre, the Department of Pharmacology.

DR S. RAKOVIC
26 Jan.: `Actions of cADP-ribose in the heart.'

PROFESSOR M. DUNNE, Sheffield
2 Feb.: `Controlling insulin disease: new insights, through a rare disease.'

PROFESSOR R. FLOWER, St Bartholomew's Hospital, London
9 Feb.: `Lipocortin 1: a second messenger of glucocorticoid action.'

PROFESSOR S.G. HAWORTH, University College, London
16 Feb.: `Pulmonary vascular remodelling in the developing lung.'

PROFESSOR S. NAHORSKI, Leicester
23 Feb.: `Regulation of metabotropic receptor mediated Ca+ signalling in model cells.'

DR KENICHI KATO
2 Mar.: `Effects of endothelin-1 in the vasculature.' (Provisional title)

DR R. ROBERTSON, Imperial College, London
9 Mar.: `Voltage-gated K channels: from subtypes to synapses.'

PROFESSOR A. GURNEY, Strathclyde
16 Mar.: `Potassium channels in the pulmonary circulation: modulation by hypoxia.'

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PSYCHOLOGICAL STUDIES

The following seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on the days shown in the Weiskrantz Room (C.113), the Department of Experimental Psychology. They will take place on Tuesdays, with the exception of the seminar to be held on Wednesday, 17 March.

Conveners: S.D. Iversen, MA, Professor of Psychology, and P.E. Bryant, MA, Watts Professor of Psychology.

DR J. LOCKE, Sheffield
2 Feb.: `Sex and status in the volubility of primates: clues to the origin of vocal languages.'

PROFESSOR E. ROLLS
9 Feb.: `What are emotions? Why do we have them? What are their brain mechanisms?' (McDonnell–Pew Seminar in Cognitive Neuroscience)

PROFESSOR T. CROW
16 Feb.: `How schizophrenia tells us about the origin and nature of language.'

DR A. HARVEY
23 Feb.: `Acute stress disorder: critique of a new diagnosis and preliminary findings.'

DR T. MOFFITT, Institute of Psychiatry, London
2 Mar.: `Findings about violence from the Dunedin study.'

DR J. OAKHILL, Sussex
9 Mar.: `Children's difficulties in text comprehension: causal issues?'

PROFESSOR M. TOMASELLO, Max Planck Institute, Germany
17 Mar.: `Cultural learning in children and chimpanzees.' (McDonnell–Pew Seminar)

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SOCIAL STUDIES

P.J. MARTIN will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 26 January, in the Chester Room, Nuffield College.

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

Subject: `Strategy and outcome in the judicial decision-making: three cases from the Burger Court.'

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Bilateral relations in west Europe

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the European Studies Centre, St Antony's College.

Convener: A.F. Deighton, MA, University Lecturer in European Politics.

DR K. LARRES, Queen's, Belfast
2 Feb.: `British–East German relations in the 1950s.'

DR MIKAEL AF MALMBORG
9 Feb.: `Scandinavia and the European Great Powers.'

MS T. DELPECH, Director, Strategic Affairs, National Atomic Agency, Paris
16 Feb.: `Britain, France, and Europe.'

PROFESSOR G.-H. SOUTOU, Paris IV
23 Feb.: `Franco-German relations from Pompidou to Mitterand.'

DR A. GLEES, Brunel
2 Mar.: `Britain and Germany: the Cold War and beyond.'

DR A. MISSIROLI, Western European Union Institute of Security Studies, Paris
9 Mar.: `Italy between France and Germany: an unequal triangle.'

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THEOLOGY

MARGARET WERTHEIM, author of the best-selling book Pythagoras' Trousers, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 16 February, in the Theology Faculty Centre.

Subject: `Space, spirit, and Pythagoras' trousers.'

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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.

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.'

N. GLAISYER, Cambridge
22 Feb.: ` "All useful things fit for the Understanding of a plain Man": John Houghton's periodical project, 1692–1703.'

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

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INSTITUTE OF ARCHAEOLOGY

Medieval archaeology seminar

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Lecture Room, the Institute of Archaeology.

Convener: H.F. Hamerow, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in European Archaeology (Early Medieval).

H. GITTOS
27 Jan.: `Liturgy and archaeology.'

K. ULMSCHNEIDER
3 Feb.: `Minsters, markets, and metal- detectors: settlement and economy in Middle Saxon Lincolnshire.'

G. KEEVIL
10 Feb.: `Research strategies for the medieval abbey at Eynsham.'

S. SEMPLE
24 Feb.: `Boundaries and Anglo-Saxon churches.'

B. KJOLBE-BIDDLE
10 Mar.: `The Old Minster, Winchester.'

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COMPUTING LABORATORY

Numerical Analysis Group

Computational Mathematics and Applications Seminars

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will take place at 3 p.m. on Thursdays in the OUCL Lecture Theatre.

The co-ordinators are J.D.P. Donnelly and J. Scott (RAL). Further information is available from Shirley Day (telephone: Oxford (2)73885).

PROFESSOR C.J. BUDD, Bath
21 Jan.: `Between a rock and a compact space.'

PROFESSOR V. DOUGALIS, Athens
28 Jan.: `The numerical solution of Boussinesq equations.'

DR A. TREFETHEN, NAG Ltd.
4 Feb., 2 p.m., RAL: to be announced.

PROFESSOR I. SLOAN, New South Wales
11 Feb.: `Solving parabolic problems without time-stepping.'

PROFESSOR M. GILES
18 Feb.: `Adjoint recovery of superconvergent integral functionals from PDE approximations.'

DR YIFAN HU, Daresbury Laboratory
Tue. 23 Feb., 2 p.m., RAL: `Problems and algorithms for dynamic load balancing and unsymmetric matrix ordering in parallel computation.'

DR R. FREUND, Bell Laboratories
4 Mar.: `Krylov-subspace techniques for interconnect-dominated circuit simulation.'

PROFESSOR D. SORENSEN, Rice University
11 Mar.: `New approaches to large-scale eigenanalysis.'

PROFESSOR D. ESTEP, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta
18 Mar.: `Estimating the error of numerical solutions of reaction-diffusion equations.'

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QUEEN ELIZABETH HOUSE

Refugee Studies Programme

Seminars on forced migration

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House.

Further information is available from Dominique Attala, Refugee Studies Programme, Queen Elizabeth House, 21 St Giles', Oxford OX1 3LA (telephone: Oxford (2)70722, fax: (2)70721, e-mail: rspedu@qeh.ox.ac.uk, Internet: http://www.qeh.ox.ac.uk/rsp/).

MS L. SACHS, UNHCR, London
27 Jan.: `Media and public images of refugees.'

DR A. BLOCH, East London
3 Feb.: `The role of citizenship rights in the social and economic integration of refugees in Britain.'

DR T. GALVIN, Trinity College, Dublin
10 Feb.: `Refugees and asylum seekers—Ireland's dilemma or Ireland's opportunity?'

DR F. YASAMEE, Manchester
17 Feb.: `The displacement of populations for security reasons during the Ottoman period.'

MS E. WILLIAMS, Reading
24 Feb.: `Forced migration and nomads: a changing image of a shifting culture.'

DR D. HADLEY, Sheffield
3 Mar.: `Migration and forced migration in early medieval Europe.'

PROFESSOR C. KEELY, Georgetown: `Rethinking the refugee regime(s): the end of the Cold War makes a difference.'

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Short courses

The following courses will be given at the times shown in Queen Elizabeth House. For further information, see details above.

PROFESSOR K. ELMADMAD, Casablanca
27–8 Mar.: `Islam, human rights, and refugees.'

PROFESSOR J.C. HATHAWAY, Michigan
15–16 May: `The law of refugee status.'

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SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL

P.D. Leake Lectures in Accounting 1999

PROFESSOR N. BRUNSSON, City of Stockholm Professor of Public Management, Stockholm School of Economics, will lecture on the organisational functions of accounting on Wednesday, 17 March (9 a.m. and 2 p.m.), and Thursday, 18 March (9 a.m.), in Lecture Theatre 1, St Anne's College. Further information may be obtained from Deborah Lisburne at the Said Business School (telephone: 228521, e-mail: Deborah.Lisburne@sbs.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `Accounting, rationality, and organisational reform.'

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CENTRE FOR SOCIO-LEGAL STUDIES

Environmental Law Seminar Series

J. WERKSMAN, SOAS, London, will give the first in this series of seminars at 5 p.m. on Monday, 25 January, in the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies.

The full programme of seminars will be published later.

Subject: `Principles and practice of international environmental policy: global negotiations on climate change.'

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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.

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 the following 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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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Special lecture

DR J. HAMILTON, Alistair Horne Visiting Fellow, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 11 March, in the New Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Subject: `Art, science, and song—researching across boundaries in mid- nineteenth-century British culture.'

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African Studies Seminar: identity and ethnicity in Southern Africa

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Fellows' Dining Room, St Antony's College.

A day workshop on Nigeria will be held on Tuesday, 26 January (further details are available from Truus Dearing, St Antony's College).

A discussion on identity and ethnicity will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, 11 March.

S. MARKS, SOAS
21 Jan.: `Time was when the white man was Master and all white man's values prevailed—Jan Smuts, white race identity, and the racial order in South Africa.'

A. MLAMBO, Zimbabwe
Wed. 27 Jan., 5.30 p.m.: `African scholarship at the Zimbabwe International Book Fair: North–South links in African studies.' (Commentators: S. Mhlaba, T. Ranger, M. Ling)

S. DUBOW, Sussex
28 Jan.: `Colonial identity and indigenous knowledge in the nineteenth-century Cape.'

T. RANGER
4 Feb.: `Pre-colonial African identities.'

M. VAUGHAN
11 Feb.: `Slavery and colonial identity in Mauritius.'

S. PARNELL, Cape Town
18 Feb.: `Categories of difference: poverty, race, and urban change in South Africa.'

S. JEPPIE, Cape Town
25 Feb.: `Place and identity: the constitution of Islamic identity in the modern Western Cape.'

(1) E. AKYEAMPONG and (2) P. LA HAUSSE, Cambridge
4 Mar., 1 p.m.:
(1) `An eco-social history of south-eastern Ghana.'
(2) `The making of Zulu identity.'

D. JAMES, LSE
11 Mar.: `Reclaiming a lost land in the new South Africa: discourses of Christianity, custom, and development.'

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Latin American Centre

Social and economic history of Latin America

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Mondays in the Centre.

F. ROCCHI, University Di Tella and LSE
25 Jan.: `The birth of a consumer society in Argentina (1860–1930).'

R. THORP
1 Feb.: `The state and the private sector in historical perspective.'

R. MILLER, Liverpool
8 Feb.: `Imperialism, dependency, and business history in Latin America.'

(1) E. DORE, Portsmouth, (2) T. KRISTIANSEN, and (3) K. BOYLAN
15 Feb.:
(1) `One step forward, two steps back: gender and state in Latin America's long nineteenth century.'
(2) `Looking for allies: battered wives and the state in nineteent-century Cajamarca, Peru.'
(3) Comment.

C. LEWIS, LSE
22 Feb.: `State and economic policy in Latin America since 1930: assessing efficacy and outcome.'

D. NUGENT, Colby College
1 Mar.: `Before history and prior to politics: region, tradition, and modernity in the northern Peruvian Andes.'

N. MANRIQUE
8 Mar.: `Ethnicity and nationalism in nineteenth-century Peru.' (To be confirmed)

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Institutional change and decentralisation in Latin America

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Latin American Centre.

A. ANGELL
26 Jan.: `Why is the process of decentralisation in Chile so limited?'

P. LOWDEN
2 Feb.: `Decentralisation in Colombia: crisis at the centre, solutions at the local level?'

R. THORP
9 Feb.: `Decentralisation and the stimulus for economic growth.'

G. GRAY-MOLINA
16 Feb.: `Decentralisation in Bolivia: revisiting the social capital debate.'

A. STEPAN (to be confirmed)
23 Feb.: `On the politics of decentralisation in Brazil.'

A. NICKSON, Birmingham
2 Mar.: `Rethinking educational decentralisation in Latin America.'

R. VELÁSQUEZ
9 Mar.: `Strengthening local government in Bogotá, 1991–7.'

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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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REGENT'S PARK COLLEGE

Centre for the Study of Christianity and Culture

The idea of a Celtic Christianity

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in Regent's Park College. Further details may be obtained from Alan Kreider, Regent's Park College (telephone: Oxford (2)88140, fax: (2)88121, e-mail: alan.kreider@regents.ox.ac.uk).

DR J. WOODING, Institute for Advanced Celtic Studies, Dublin
27 Jan.: `The idea of the Celt.'

DR T. O'LOUGHLIN, Lampeter
3 Feb.: `Mission in early Ireland.'

E. JOHNSTON
10 Feb.: `The "pagan" and "Christian" identities of the Irish female saint.'

DR M. LOW, Glasgow
17 Feb.: `The natural world.'

DR I. BRADLEY, St Andrews
24 Feb.: `Post-Reformation readings of Celtic Christianity.'

DR M. ATHERTON
3 Mar.: `The Anglo-Saxon context.'

DR D. MORGAN, Bangor
10 Mar.: `Poetry and the people in twentieth-century Wales: the case of D. Gwenallt Jones (1899–1968).'

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The novel, spirituality, and modern culture

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in Regent's Park College. Further details may be obtained from Alan Kreider, Regent's Park College (telephone: Oxford (2)88140, fax: (2)88121, e-mail: alan.kreider@regents.ox.ac.uk).

S. MAITLAND, Kettering
21 Jan.: `The contemporary novel v. Christian experience: an unresolvable conflict?'

T. DAVIS BUNN, Henley
11 Feb.: `People of the Book: the Christian novel and American culture.'

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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. Anyone who wishes to have his/her name added to the e-mail list should send a request to david.goldstein@zoology. (Owing to a hardware problem, the existing list has been destroyed, so those who were on that list should also e-mail David Goldstein.)

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