Lectures

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INAUGURAL LECTURE

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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JAMES FORD SPECIAL LECTURES

The following James Ford Special Lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Examination Schools.

DR B. YORKE, King Alfred's College, Winchester
6 Nov.: `The secular context of early Anglo- Saxon nunneries.'

PROFESSOR L. COLLEY, Yale
13 Nov.: `Going native, telling tales: captivities and collaborations in an age of empire.'

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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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ANTHROPOLOGY AND GEOGRAPHY

Southern Africa Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 4.45 p.m. on Wednesdays in the School of Geography.

M. RAMUTSINDELA, University of the North, South Africa, and Royal Holloway and Bedford New College, London
28 Oct.: `Healing the nation: restoration of land rights in post-apartheid South Africa.'

DR D. SIMON, Royal Holloway and Bedford New College, London
4 Nov.: `Development in Namibia since 1990.'

M. RAMUTSINDELA, University of the North, South Africa, and Royal Holloway and Bedford New College, London
11 Nov.: `South Africa's new internal boundaries: do they mean anything?'

DR R. GIBB, Plymouth
25 Nov.: `The European Union–South Africa Free Trade Agreement.'

PROFESSOR S. PARNELL, UCT
2 Dec.: `Developmental local government: the second wave of post-apartheid reconstruction.'

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BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Department of Plant Sciences

Research Talks

The following talks will be given at 4 pm on Thursdays, in the Large Lecture Theatre, Department of Plant Sciences.

PROFESSOR KATHY NEWTON, Missouri
22 Oct.: ` Maize plants heteroplasmic for mitochondrial deletion mutants.'

DR DAVE KELLY, Sheffield
29 Oct.: `TRAP transporters: a new type of solute transport system widespread in bacteria.'

DR JIM HASELOFF, Cambridge
5 Nov.: 'Tools for visualising cell fates in living meristems.'

PROFESSOR DEBORAH CHARLESWORTH, Edinburgh
19 Nov.: `Recombination and selection at Brassica self-incompatibility loci.'

DR PETER SCOTT, Sussex
26 Nov.: `Metabolic adaptations to drought stress; a tale of two systems.'

DR OTTOLINE LEYSER, York
3 Dec.: `Auxin and the control of shoot system architecture in Arabidopsis.'

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LITERAE HUMANIORES

Corrected notice

The following lectures will be held at 5 p.m. on the days shown in Corpus Christi College.

This replaces the notice which appeared in the Gazette of 15 October (p. 156), in which the date of Dr Wisse's lecture was incorrectly given as 24 October.

Convener: Michael Winterbottom, MA, D.Phil., Corpus Christi Professor of Latin Language and Literature.

PROFESSOR DR WILFRIED STROH, Munich
Thur. 29 Oct., Seminar Room: `Faunus in Roman poetry.'

DR JAKOB WISSE, Leiden
Tue. 24 Nov., Rainolds Room: `True history after all? Remarks about historiography, rhetoric, and truth in the first century BC.'

PROFESSOR HARM PINKSTER, Amsterdam
Mon. 14 Dec., Seminar Room: `The use of the present tense in Virgil's Aeneid'.

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Philosophy of Physics Seminars

The following seminars will be held 4.15 p.m. on Fridays in the Lecture Room, the Sub-faculty of Philosophy, 10 Merton Street. Further information may be obtained from Dr Bacciagaluppi (e-mail: guido.bacciagaluppi@balliol.ox.ac.uk).

Conveners: G. Bacciagaluppi, H.R. Brown, J.N. Butterfield.

DR BUTTERFIELD
23 Oct.: `The Emergence of Time.'

N. MAXWELL, UCL
30 Oct.: `Has Science Established that the Universe is Comprehensible?'

J. BERKOVITZ, LSE
6 Nov.: `Indeterministic Causal Loops in Quantum Phenomena?'

J. GOLDIN, Rutgers
13 Nov.: `Nonlinear Gauge Transformations and Measurement in Quantum Mechanics.'

I. PERCIVAL, Queen Mary and Westfield College, London
20 Nov.: `Special Relativity and the Dynamics of Quantum Measurement.'

M. ESFELD, Konstanz
4 Dec.: `Quantum Holism and Individuals.' (Provisional title)

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Italian Graduate Seminars and Public Lectures, and

Oxford–Reading Italian Seminar The following seminars and public lectures will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in Room S.7, 47 Wellington Square, unless otherwise stated.

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

PROFESSOR PIERANTONIO FRARE, Università Cattolica di Milano
27 Oct.: `Foscolo e Manzoni: rapporti biografici e legami intertestuali.' (Public lecture)

DR SANGJIN PARK
3 Nov.: `A critique of Umberto Eco's semiotic theory.'

VALERIO MAGRELLI, with JAMIE MACKENDRICK
Wed. 4 Nov., 5 p.m., 47 Wellngton Square: `Tradizione dell'avanguardia o avanguardia della tradizione.' (Public lecture and poetry reading, with translations)

PROFESSOR MARIA ANTONIETTA GRIGNANI, Siena
17 Nov.: `Qualche novità sulla poesia de Montale.' (Public lecture)

DR NADIA CANNATA, Reading
Fri. 20 Nov., 3 p.m., Room S.7, 47 Wellington Square: `Dal Parnaso al Belvedere: alle origini di un "moderno" sistema delle arti.' (Oxford–Reading Italian Seminar)

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Dorothy Rowe Memorial Lecture

MR DENIS MACK SMITH will deliver the Dorothy Rowe Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 26 October, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Italy in 1998: has anything changed?.'

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MODERN HISTORY

History and identity

The following lectures will be given at 2 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Conduit Room, New College.

Conveners: Ruth Harris, MA, D.Phil., Fellow of New College, and Megan Vaughan, MA, Ph.D., Professor of Commonwealth Studies.

DROR WAHRMAN, Warwick
27 Oct.: `The American Revolutionary War and the prehistory of modern notions of identity in England.'

OLWEN HUFTON
3 Nov.: `Identity and the purse: Popes and Cardinals as donors in early-modern Rome.'

ADRIAN LYTTLETON, Pisa
10 Nov.: `New reflections on Italian national identity.'

RUTH WATSON
17 Nov.: `Chiefs, thieves, and strangers: criminal identities in early colonial Ibadan.'

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Seminar on Germany in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, with special reference to the Revolutions of 1848–50

Complete listing

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the European Studies Centre, St Antony's College (70 Woodstock Road).

Conveners: A.J. Nicholls, Special (non-CUF) Lecturer in Modern History, and H.J.O. Pogge von Strandmann, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Modern History.

PROFESSOR H. MOMMSEN, Bochum
26 Oct.: `German military resistance and Hitler's racial war of annihilation against the Soviet Union.'

Z. SHORE
2 Nov.: `Hitler, intelligence, and the decision to remilitarise the Rhineland, 1936.'

DR A. REISS, Regensburg
9 Nov.: `Democratic radicalism in the pre- March era, 1845–8.'

DR J. LEONHARD
16 Nov.: `German university professors and the Revolution of 1848–50.'

DR A. MOMBAUER
23 Nov.: `Helmuth von Moltke the Younger. Reluctant military leader or belligerent war-monger?'

DR A. FREI, Karlsruhe
30 Nov.: `Was there a Baden Sonderweg in the Revolution of 1848–9?'

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Early Modern Europe Seminar

Corrected notice

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Modern History Faculty.

This replaces the notice published in the Gazette of 8 October (p. 109), which incorrectly stated that all seminars in this series would take place on Fridays.

Conveners: D.A. Parrott, MA, D.Phil., and J.C. Robertson, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturers (CUF) in Modern History.

DR C. PETERS
22 Oct.: `Lutheranism and locality: how distinctive were the Saxons of Transylvania?'

THE REVD DR M.A. SCREECH
29 Oct.: `The religion of Rabelais: Lucien Febvre and the problem of unbelief in the sixteenth century.'

DR S.R. DITCHFIELD, York
5 Nov.: `In search of local knowledge: rewriting early modern Italian religious history.'

R. IVES
12 Nov.: `The Gournay circle and the advent of French political economy.'

P. WILLIAMS
19 Nov.: `Piracy and naval activity in the western Mediterranean, 1589–1608.'

C. ALVAREZ DE TOLEDO
26 Nov.: `Archbishop Palafox, colonial society, and the Spanish monarchy in the seventeenth century.'

A. MALCOLM, Manchester
3 Dec.: `Holding on to power: don Luis de Haro and the management of political patronage in the Spanish monarchy, 1643–51.'

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ORIENTAL STUDIES

Oxford Forum for Qumran Research

The following seminars will be held at 2.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in Wolfson College.

Convener: Professor Geza Vermes, MA, D.Litt.

PROFESSOR T. ELGVIN, Oslo
27 Oct.: `Wisdom and apocalyptic in the Scrolls.'

PROFESSOR I. FRÖHLICH, Budapest
3 Nov.: `The idea of purity in the non-halakhic material from Qumran.'

PROFESSOR F.G. MARTÍNEZ, Groningen:
10 Nov.: `Priestly functions in a community without Temple.'

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ORIENTAL STUDIES, THEOLOGY

Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR D.J.A. CLINES, University of Sheffield, will deliver a Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 9 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Making waves gently: the contribution of R.N. Whybray to Old Testament studies today.'

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PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Astrophysics Colloquia

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

Conveners: M.D. Lacy, MA (BA, Ph.D. Camb.), Fellow of St Hugh's, and A.E. Lynas-Gray.

DR A RICHARDS, Jodrell Bank
27 Oct.: `Radio observations of clumpy mass-loss from evolved stars.'

DR E HU, Institute for Astronomy, Hawaii
3 Nov.: `Lyman-[alpha] emitting galaxies at high redshifts.'

DR A MEIKSIN, ATC Edinburgh
10 Nov.: `Testing cosmological models with the lyman-[alpha] forest.'

DR K MACPHERSON
24 Nov.: `Solar observations with Soho.'

DR T.K. DAS, National Centre for Basic Sciences, Calcutta
30 Nov.: To be arranged

DR H.R.A. JONES, Liverpool John Moores
1 Dec.: To be arranged.

DR J. CHAMBERS, Armagh Observatory
8 Dec.: `Making the terrestial planets.'

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Theoretical Particle Physics Seminars

Seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Fridays, in the Nuclear and Astrophysics Lecture Theatre, unless otherwise stated. Those wishing to join the speaker for lunch beforehand should meet at 1 p.m. in the foyer of Theoretical Physics.

Conveners: lan Kogan, MA (MS, Ph.D. Moscow), Fellow of Balliol, and Subir Sarkar.

BRYAN WEBBER, Cambridge
6 Nov.: `Jet rates in deep inelastic scattering at small x.'

OLA TÖRNKVIST, DAMTP, Cambridge
20 Nov.: `Magnetic fields from the electroweak phase transition.'

JOSE BARBON, CERN, Geneva
4 Dec.: `AdS/CFT and holography.'

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University Technology Centre for Solid Mechanics

Non-destructive evaluation (NDE)

PROFESSOR SRIDHAR KRISHNASWAMY, Northwestern University, will deliver the following lectures at 5 p.m. on Mondays in Lecture Room 8, the Engineering and Technology Building.

Further information may be obtained from Dr Carlos Ruiz (e-mail: carlos.ruiz@eng.ox.ac.uk).

9 Nov.: `Overview of common inspection techniques.' (Level of discussion: descriptive)

16 Nov.: `Optical methods.' (Level of discussion: analytical)

23 Nov.: `Ultrasonic methods (1).' (Level of discussion: analytical)

30 Nov.: `Ultrasonic methods (2).' (Level of discussion: analytical)

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SOCIAL STUDIES, LAW

ANDREW DRZEMCZEWSKI, Head of the Secretary-General's Monitoring Unit, Council of Europe, Strasbourg, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 27 October,in the Habbakuk Room, Jesus College.

Conveners: G. Goodwin-Gill, MA, D.Phil., Rubin Director of Research, Institute for European Studies, and M. Byers (Ph.D. Cambridge), Junior Research Fellow in Law, Jesus College.

Subject: `The Council of Europe—a human rights agenda for the new millennium.'

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RESEARCH LABORATORY FOR ARCHAEOLOGY AND THE HISTORY OF ART

The following seminars will be held at 10.30 a.m. on Thursdays in the Library, Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art, 6 Keble Road.

Convener: M.S. Tite, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Archaeological Science.

J. STEELE, Southampton
5 Nov.: `Effects of habitat variability on hominid home range size and dispersal patterns.'

B. SILLAR, Lampeter
19 Nov.: `Technological choices in the Andes: examples from pottery and woodworking.'

P. SMITH, Essex 3 Dec.: `Studies in ancient DNA.'

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COMPUTING LABORATORY

Numerical Analysis Group

PROFESSOR GENE GOLUB, Stanford, will give a departmental seminar at 4.15 p.m. on Tuesday, 27 October, in the OUCL Lecture Theatre.

Subject: `Early numerical computing on the Illiac.'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

PROFESSOR DALE EICKELMAN, Department of Anthropology, Dartmouth College, USA, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 29 October, in the Lecture Room, the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies. Further information is available from the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, George Street, Oxford OX1 2AR (telephone: Oxford (2)78730).

Subject: `Islam in the global public sphere.'

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QUEEN ELIZABETH HOUSE

Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women

Gender, change, and human rights

The following seminars will be given at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in the Library Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House.

Conveners: Dr Cathie Lloyd (Director), Dr Criana Connal (CCCRW), and Heaven Crawley, Nuffield College.

PROFESSOR E. KOFMAN, Nottingham Trent
22 Oct.: `Women, migration, and human rights.'

DR H. AFSHAR, York
29 Oct.: `Islamisation and human rights.'

A. DUMMETT
5 Nov.: `Nationality and human rights.'

O. REITMAN
12 Nov.: `Women, multiculturalism, and human rights.'

PROFESSOR D. DAVIN, Leeds
19 Nov.: `Reproductive rights.' (Provisional title)

DR M. JOHNSON, De Montfort
26 Nov.: `Gender, health, and human rights.' (Provisional title)

G. ASHWORTH, Director, Change
3 Dec.: `Post-Beijing perspectives.'

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Gender Research Discussion Group

DR PATRICIA DAENZER, McMaster University, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 2 November, in the Blackhall Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House.

Subject: `Research, the academy, and women's ways of knowing: participatory action research with ethno-cultural women.'

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QUEEN ELIZABETH HOUSE AND ASIAN STUDIES CENTRE, ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Asian Studies Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays, in the Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House.

Conveners: Sanjaya Lall, B.Phil, MA, Fellow of Green College, and Jenny Corbett, MA, Fellow of St Antony's.

TONY ADDISON, UN University WIDER
22 Oct.: `Post-conflict reconstruction.'

VALPY FITZGERALD
29 Oct.: `The Asian Crisis: global volatility or unsound domestic policy?'

FRANCES STEWART
5 Nov.: `Adjustment and poverty in Asia: old problems and new solutions.'

CHRIS FREEMAN, Sussex
12 Nov.: `A Schumpeterian interpretation of the East Asian Crisis.'

HA JOON CHANG, Cambridge
19 Nov.: `Korea: the misunderstood crisis.'

JOHN EATWELL, Cambridge
26 Nov.: `Reforming the Bretton Woods system.'

AMAR BHATTACHARYA, Special Adviser to the Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist, World Bank
3 Dec.: `Policy implications of the East Asian Crisis: a World Bank perspective.'

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CENTRE FOR SOCIO-LEGAL STUDIES

European media law and the reshaping of media space

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

M. STEPHENS, Stephens Innocent, and HIKMET TABAK, Director, Med TV
26 Oct.: `Diasporic communications and European media law: Med TV.' (Discussant: Professor G. Goodwin-Gill, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies)

D. LEVY, Director of Policy Planning, BBC
2 Nov.: `Europe's digital revolution: technological change and public policy.' (Discussant: Dr R. Banakar, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies)

DR R. CRAUFURD-SMITH, Corpus Christi College
9 Nov.: `EC media law and protection of minors.' (Discussant: S. Verhulst, Centre for Socio- Legal Studies)

PROFESSOR D. WAVER, Intellectual Property Law Centre, St Peter's College
16 Nov.: `Internationalising copyright law: implementing the WIPO.' (Discussant (tentative): Dr M. Spence, St Catherine's College: )

F. PINARD, Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy
23 Nov.: `V-chip: child's rights and parental control.' (Discussant: M. Maclean, Centre for Socio- Legal Studies)

A. HARCOURT, Manchester
30 Nov.: `Ownership, pluralism, and European media regulation.' (Discussant: Professor D. Galligan, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies)

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GREEN COLLEGE

Radcliffe Lecture 1998

SIR RICHARD B. SYKES, D.SC., FRS, Chairman, Glaxo Wellcome PLC, will deliver the Radcliffe Lecture at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, 3 November, in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

Subject: `Medicines, morals, and money: the high ground and the bottom line.'


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.'


Reuter Foundation Programme

Iain Walker Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR C. SEYMOUR-URE, Professor of Government, University of Kent, will deliver the Iain Walker Memorial Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 29 October, in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Subject: `Harlots revisited: media barons and the new politics.'

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LADY MARGARET HALL

Canada Seminars

PROFESSOR NEIL MACFARLANE, Director, the Centre for International Studies, will lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Thursday, 29 October, in Lady Margaret Hall.

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

Subject: `The emperor's new clothes: activism and atrophy in Canadian foreign policy.'

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ORIEL COLLEGE AND FACULTY OF LITERAE HUMANIORES

PROFESSOR A.J. WOODMAN, Durham, will lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Thursday, 12 November, in Lecture Room 2 (Staircase 18, Island site), Oriel College.

Convener: C.S. Kraus, MA, University Lecturer (CUF) in Classical Languages.

Subject: `Making history: the heading of the Res Gestae.'

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ST ANNE'S COLLEGE

Hoskins Lecture

DR I. SCARGILL, University Lecturer in Geography and Fellow of St Edmund Hall, will deliver the eighth Hoskins Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 10 November, in the Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's College.

The annual lecture, in honour of Professor William G. Hoskins, on some aspect of local history, has been generously endowed by the late Mrs Jean Duffield.

Subject: `The landscape of Oxford's Green Belt.'

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Asian Studies Centre

Special Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays, in the new Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College, unless otherwise stated.

Convener: Dr Steve Tsang, St Antony's.

PROFESSOR STEVEN GOLDSTEIN, Smith College and Harvard
27 Oct.: `Kennedy, Johnson, and China: new insights from declassified material.'

DR JONATHAN MIRSKY, former Times Correspondent in Hong Kong
3 Nov.: `The memory hole: secrets and the Chinese Communist Party.'

PROFESSOR YING-SHIH YU, Princeton University
10 Nov.: `Democracy, human rights and Confucian culture.' (The Huang Hsing Foundation Distinguished Lecture 1998)

DR KONGDAN OH AND DR RALPH HASSIG, Pacific Rim Consulting
Fri. 20 Nov.: `Keeping peace in the neighbourhood: what can Japan do about Korea?' (Co- sponsored by the Nissan Institute for Japanese Studies)

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ST HILDA'S COLLEGE

St Hilda's College Lectures

Women in Westminster

The following lectures will be given at 5.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Jacqueline du Pré Building, St Hilda's College.

Note: details of time and place, given in the Michaelmas Term Special Lecture List, are incorrect.

THE RT. HON. GILLIAN SHEPHARD, MP
22 Oct.: `Women in politics—do they make a difference?'

THE RT. HON. SHIRLEY WILLIAMS
29 Oct.: `Women in politics: transforming governance.'

THE RT. HON. BARONESS YOUNG OF FARNWORTH, DL
5 Nov.: `Is half the population underrepresented? A look at local government and Parliament.'

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ST PETER'S COLLEGE

Sir Alec Cairncross Lecture

SIR ALAN BUDD will deliver the eighth annual Sir Alec Cairncross Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 27 October, in St Peter's College. Admission is free, and all are welcome to attend.

Subject: `The role of the Chief Economic Adviser.'

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WOLFSON COLLEGE

Ronald Syme Lecture

PROFESSOR G. BOWERSOCK, School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton University, will deliver the annual Ronald Syme Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 5 November, in the Hall, Wolfson College.

Subject: `Tacitus and Pushkin.'

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OXFORD ITALIAN ASSOCIATION

The cultural programme for Michaelmas Term is outlined below. Students under 25 are admitted free; other admissions are free unless otherwise stated. For information about the Association, please send s.a.e. to Professor J.R. Woodhouse, 47 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JF.

MR DENIS MACK SMITH
Mon. 26 Oct.: `Italy in 1998: has anything changed?' (Dorothy Rowe Lecture, 5 p.m., Examination Schools)

PROFESSOR FRANCIS HASKELL
Tues. 27 Oct.: `Most gratifying disorders: the destruction of Pompei and its revival in European Culture.' (7.45 for 8 p.m., St Anne's College; admission £1 for TOIA members, £2 for non- members)

DR DIEGO ZANCANI
Wed. 11 Nov.: `The organisation in banquets in Renaissance Ferrara, 1470–1500.' (7.45 for 8 p.m., St Anne's College; admission £1 for TOIA members, £2 for non-members)

PROFESSOR JOHN WOODHOUSE
Tues. 17 Nov.:` The lion of Venice.' (7.45 for 8 p.m., St Anne's College; admission £1 for TOIA members, £2 for non-members. Any profits to Venice in Peril Fund)

MR MICHAEL LOWE
Sun. 6 Dec.: `The lute in Italy: sixteen and seventeenth centuries.' (8 p.m., Holywell Music Room; admission £1 for TOIA members, £2 for non- members. The lecture will include a short recital)

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OXFORD NUTRITION GROUP

The following talks will be given at the fifth annual meeting of the Oxford Nutrition Group, to be held from 9.30 a.m. on Monday, 2 November, in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary. The talks will be followed by a discussion period at 3 p.m. Those with an interest in any branch of nutrition are invited to attend.

Three short presentations by doctoral students will be given from 11.45 a.m.: details of these appear below. The presentations will each be of ten to twenty minutes' duration, with a further five minutes for discussion.

Further information may be obtained from one of the organisers: Dr Keith Frayn, Mars Research Fellow in Nutrition at Green College (e-mail: keith.frayn@oxlip.ox.ac.uk), or Professor Jeya Henry, Oxford Brookes University (e-mail: jhenry@brookes.ox.ac.uk). Pre-registration is preferred (contact Dr Frayn for details).

DR J. WEBSTER-GANDY, Oxford Brookes
9.45 a.m.: `Obesity in childhood.'

R. HUXLEY, Department of Public Health, Institute of Health Sciences
10.15 a.m.: `Maternal nutrition in wartime and its effects on the health of adult offspring.'

DR P. YAQOOB, Reading
11.15 a.m.: `Olive oil and immune function in middle-aged men.'

N. COOPER, Churchill Hospital
2 p.m.: `Auditing the use of a nutrition screening tool.'

G. LIETZ, Oxford Brookes
2.30 p.m.: `Use of red palm oil to enhance vitamin A status in lactating women in Tanzania.'

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Presentations by doctoral students

The following short presentations will be given from 11.45 a.m. in the meeting of the Oxford Nutrition Group (2 November), of which further details appear above.

POLLY FIELD, Metabolic Research Laboratory: `Hepatic chylomicron remnant clearance in insulin resistant rats.'

JOANNE CALLOW, Oxford Lipid Metabolism Group: `Fatty acid composition of LDL after high-fat meals.'

DEBBIE HARTWELL, Oxford Brookes: `Dietary assessment of patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting.'

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OXFORD BIBLIOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY

DR K. JENSEN, DR A. COATES, and MS C. DONDI will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 29 October, in the Taylor Institution.

Subject: `The Bodleian Incunable Project.'

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BRITISH ACADEMY

Warton Lecture 1998

PROFESSOR GEOFFREY HILL, Professor of Literature and Religion, Boston University, will deliver the British Academy Warton Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 29 October, in the Pusey Room, Keble College.

Subject: `Isaac Rosenberg, 1890–1918.'

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