Lectures

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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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WINCHESTER LECTURE IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS 1998

PROFESSOR K. WALTZ, Adjunct Professor, Columbia University, will deliver the Winchester Lecture in International Relations at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 20 October, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Realism after the Cold War.'

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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.

The subject of the lecture will be announced later.

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

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WEIDENFELD VISITING PROFESSOR OF EUROPEAN COMPARATIVE LITERATURE 1998–9

The story begins: studying the opening sections of masterpieces in literature

PROFESSOR AMOS OZ, Professor of Hebrew Literature, Ben Gurion University of Negev, Israel, and Weidenfeld Visiting Professor of Comparative European Literature 1998–9, will lecture on the following Mondays and Thursdays in the Examination Schools.

Professor Oz will also give seminars at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 20 October, and Tuesday, 27 October, in Lecture Room 1, St Anne's College.

12 Oct.: `But what actually existed before the Big Bang?'

15 Oct.: `On the beginning of Effie Briest by Theodore Fontane.'

19 Oct.: `On the beginning of In the Prime of Her Life by S.Y. Agnon.'

22 Oct.: `On the beginning of The Nose by Nikolai Gogol.'

26 Oct.: `On the beginning of A Country Doctor by Franz Kafka.'

29 Oct.: `On the beginning of Rothschild's Fiddle by Anton Chekhov.'

2 Nov.: `On the beginning of The Autumn of the Patriarch by G. Garcia Marquez.'

5 Nov.: `On the beginning of Nobody Said Anything by Raymond Carver.'

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CAMERON MACKINTOSH LECTURES

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College.

PROFESSOR THELMA HOLT and YUKIO NINAGAWA
30 Oct.: Conversation with Michael Billington.

PROFESSOR THELMA HOLT and Sir Peter Hall
20 Nov.: `Theatre—where the imagination lives.'

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BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics

The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Fridays in Lecture Theatre 1, the Department of Biochemistry.

Convener: L.N. Johnson, MA, David Phillips Professor of Molecular Biophysics.

DR K.A. BROWN, Imperial College
16 Oct.: `New targets for old diseases: katG- encoded catalase-peroxidase and aroB-encoded dehydroquinate synthase.'

DR E.Y. JONES
30 Oct.: `Recent insights into cell surface receptor structure and function.'

DR E. LAUE, Cambridge
6 Nov.: `Protein–protein interactions in cellular control.'

DR I. ARKIN, Cambridge
13 Nov.: `Alternative routes in membrane proteins structural studies.'

DR M. KEMP
20 Nov.: `Why is an art historian looking at molecules?'

DR S. CHOE, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, USA
27 Nov.: `Towards the crystal structure of a voltage-dependent K channel.'

DR W. WELTE, Konstanz
4 Dec.: `Molecular uptake through the bacterial outer membrane: from diffusion through porins to active transport by siderophore receptors.'

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CLINICAL MEDICINE

The following lectures will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Seminar Room, the Department of Psychiatry, the Warneford Hospital.

Convener: G.M. Goodwin, BM, MA, D.Phil., Handley Professor of Psychiatry.

DR T. TURNER, St Bartholomew's Hospital
13 Oct.: `Whatever happened to community care?'

PROFESSOR D. SKUSE, Great Ormond Street Hospital, London
20 Oct.: `Genes, cognition, and behaviour: sexual dimorphism and the mysterious role of the X chromosome.'

PROFESSOR S. LEWIS, Withington Hospital, Manchester
17 Nov.: `New psychological treatments for schizophrenia—do they work?'

PROFESSOR S. BRANDON, Royal Infirmary, Leicester
1 Dec.: `Recovered memories of childhood sexual abuse: the nature of the controversy syndrome.'

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Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

The postgraduate meeting which had been due to be held on 11 September will now be held on Tuesday, 13 October. Further details will be announced later.

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Clinical Pharmacology Meetings

The following meetings will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Seminar Room, the University Department of Clinical Pharmacology, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

PROFESSOR GRAHAM-SMITH
28 Sept.: `Carcinoid syndrome: an update.'

D. RICHARDS
5 Oct.: `Long-acting somatostatin analogues in the treatment of the carcinoid syndrome.'

Y.K. LOKE
12 Oct.: `Beta blockers—are there beneficial pharmacological effects in heart failure?'

26 Oct.: `Preventing NSAID induced ulceration—mucosal protection or acid suppression?'

D. RICHARDS
2 Nov.: `Leukotriene inhibitors—defining their role in the management of asthma.'

Y.K. LOKE
9 Nov.: `Antiplatelet therapy—moving beyond aspirin.'

D. RICHARDS
16 Nov.: `Who should be treated with the statins?'

PROFESSOR GRAHAME-SMITH
23 Nov.: `Choice in anticonvulsant therapy—excitatory amino acid modifiers in epilepsy.'

30 Nov.: `Disorders of synaptic homeostasis as a cause of depression and the targets for treatment.'

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CLINICAL MEDICINE AND PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

The following seminars will be given at 4.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Lecture Theatre, the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology.

Convener: Professor Herman Waldmann, FRS.

DR J. WALKER, Cambridge
15 Oct.: `The mitochondrion in health, disease, and death.' (Seventh Norman Heatley Lecture)

PROFESSOR G. SMITH
22 Oct.: `Why does vaccinia virus make two infectious particles with different coats?'

DR A. WILKINSON, York
29 Oct.: `Extended family: structure and evolution of gene activator and repressor proteins.'

DR A. GREEN, Cambridge
5 Nov.: `The SCL gene—a master regulator of haemopoiesis and vasculogenesis.'

DR A. POMBO
12 Nov.: `Specialised transcription factories.'

DR M. GAIT, Cambridge
19 Nov.: `Chemical approaches to RNA structure and function.'

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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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PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Department of Materials: Hirsch Lecture

PROFESSOR M.F. ASHBY, Cambridge, will deliver the second Hirsch Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 9 October, in the Main Lecture Theatre, the University Museum of Natural History.

Subject: `The engineering science of cellular solids.'

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Department of Materials: colloquia

The following colloquia will be given at 2.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Hume–Rothery Building.

Convener: P.R. Wilshaw, MA, D.Phil., Research Fellow, Department of Materials.

DR M. MABE, Elsevier, Oxford
15 Oct.: `The scientific journal: its past, present, and future.'

PROFESSOR G. MITCHELL, Reading
22 Oct.: `Liquid crystal elastomers: new materials, new phenomena.' (Interdepartmental Polymer Seminar)

DR J. ROBERTSON, Cambridge
29 Oct.: `Diamond-like carbon.' (Interdepartmental Condensed Matter Seminar)

PROFESSOR M. TITE
5 Nov.: `Production technology of glazed ceramics from the ancient Near East.'

PROFESSOR R. FRIEND, Cambridge
19 Nov.: `Polymer electronics.' (Interdepartmental Condensed Matter Seminar)

PROFESSOR K.-H. RIEDER, Berlin
26 Nov.: `Atom manipulation in the STM' (provisional title).

PROFESSOR A. SUTTON
3 Dec.: `Mechanical and electronic properties of atomic wires: experiments and modelling.'

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Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory: departmental seminars

The following seminars will be given at 2.15 p.m. on the days shown in the PTCL Lecture Theatre. Details of the RSC Young Medallists' Symposium (16 November) are given below.

PROFESSOR M. PILLING, Leeds
12 Oct.: `Chemical kinetics in the atmosphere.'

PROFESSOR P. LITTLEWOOD, Cambridge
19 Oct.: ` "Colossal" magnetoresistance in the manganese oxides and other metallic ferromagnets.'

DR J. WILDT, Jülich, Germany
26 Oct.: `Uptake and emission of trace gases by higher plants.'

DR P. UNWIN, Warwick
2 Nov.: `Dynamic electrochemistry as a general probe of interfacial processes.'

PROFESSOR G. BEDDARD, Leeds
9 Nov.: `Excitations and excitons in photosynthesis.'

DR R.K. THOMAS
23 Nov.: `The structure of wet interfaces.'

DR S. ELLIOTT, Cambridge
30 Nov.: `Vibrational excitations in amorphous materials.'

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Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory: RSC Young Medallists' Symposium

This symposium will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, 16 November, in the PTCL Lecture Theatre.

SIR HARRY KROTO
2 p.m.: `The new round world of flat materials.'

DR D.E. MANOLOPOULOS
2.45 p.m.: `Interlayer interactions in graphite and carbon nanotubes.'

DR S.D. PRICE
4 p.m.: `Interactions of dications with atoms, molecules, and photons.'

DR M. WILSON
4.45 p.m.: ` "Covalent" effects in "ionic" materials.'

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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, Department of Earth Sciences.

E. YOUNG
16 Oct.: `Oxygen reservoirs in the early solar nebula—evidence from laser microprobe analyses of oxygen isotopes in CAIs.'

R. HOLME, Edinburgh
23 Oct.: `Electromagnetic core–mantle coupling.'

H. DAVIES, Liverpool
30 Oct.: `Are some intermediate depth earthquakes related to subduction magmatism by hydraulic fractures?'

M.M. FLIEDNER, Cambridge
6 Nov.: `Structure of the southern Sierra Nevada of California—upper-crustal remnant of a Mesozoic magmatic arc and possible asthenospheric support.'

D. CHAYES, Lamond–Doherty Earth Observatory, and R. ANDERSON, US Navy Arctic Submarine Laboratory
13 Nov.: `Seafloor characterisation and mapping pods (SCAMP)—a system for geophysical research in the Arctic.'

S. SINGH, Cambridge
20 Nov.: `Seismic evidence for magmatic segmentation, cooling, crystallisation and hydrothermal circulation in an axial magma chamber at the East Pacific Rise.'

A. WATTS
27 Nov.: `Observations of flexure and the viscoelastic properties of the lithosphere.'

K. GALLAGHER, Imperial College
4 Dec.: `The long-term evolution of passive margin topography.'

P. ORR, University College, Galway
11 Dec.: `Soft-tissue preservation in the fossil record: processes and implications.'

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PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

The following seminars will be held at 12 noon on Wednesdays in the Sherrington Room, the University Laboratory of Physiology.

Convener: J.C. Ellory, MA, D.Sc., Professor of Physiology.

DR T.D. GRIFFITHS, Newcastle
14 Oct.: `Spatial and temporal sound processing in humans. Cognitive neurology and imaging.' (McDonnell–Pew Seminar)

DR O.H. PETERSEN, Liverpool
21 Oct.: `Calcium signalling mechanisms explored from the inside of cells using the patch clamp technique.' (Seminar sponsored by the Physiological Society)

DR J. PATON, Bristol
28 Oct.: To be announced. (Seminar sponsored by the Physiological Society)

DR L. LAGNADO
4 Nov.: `Exocytosis and endocytosis at the synaptic terminal of a retinal neuron.' (Jenkinson Seminar)

DR S. WATSON
11 Nov.: `Regulation of phospholipases Cgamma2 by collagen in platelets and megakaryocytes: role of PI 3 kinase.' (Seminar sponsored by the Physiological Society)

PROFESSOR S.J. REDMAN, John Curtin School of Medical Research, Canberra
18 Nov.: `Quantal analysis and plasticity.' (McDonnell–Pew Seminar)

DR D. WOLPERT, Institute of Neurology
25 Nov.: `The role of signal-dependent noise in motor planning.' (McDonnell–Pew Seminar)

PROFESSOR T. JENTSCH, Hamburg
2 Dec.: To be announced. (Seminar sponsored by the Physiological Society)

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Florey Centenary Lecture

PROFESSOR SIR HENRY HARRIS, FRS, will deliver the Florey Centenary Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 29 September, in the Lecture Theatre, the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology.

Subject: `Howard Florey and the development of penicillin.'

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PSYCHOLOGICAL STUDIES

Department of Experimental Psychology: Cognitive Science Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 3.15 p.m. on Tuesdays in Room D135, the Department of Experimental Psychology.

PROFESOR A. ALLPORT and MR G. WILEY
13 Oct.: `Task set and attention: facilitation and suppression of competing tasks.'

PROFESSOR B. ROGERS
20 Oct.: `Seeing in 3D.'

DR P. MCLEOD
27 Oct.: `Attractor structure in word recognition: reading errors by normals, dyslexics, and connectionist networks.'

DR E. WILDING
3 Nov.: `Electrophysiological correlates of source memory.'

DR C. SPENCE
10 Nov.: `Rubber hands, rubber gloves, talking heads, and bouncing balls: new methods for studying crossmodal integration.'

PROFESSOR K. PLUNKETT
17 Nov.: `When double dissociations don't mean much.'

PROFESSOR M. DAVIES
24 Nov.: `Mental simulation and theory of mind: update and questions.'

DR V. WALSH
1 Dec.: `Use of magnetic stimulation in visual cognition.'

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COMPUTING LABORATORY

Strachey Lecture

B. LAMPSON, Microsoft, will deliver a Strachey Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 13 October, in the Computing Laboratory Lecture Theatre.

Subject: `Computer systems research: past and future.'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR HEBREW AND JEWISH STUDIES

The following public lectures will be given at 8.15 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Common Room, Yarnton Manor.

AMOS OZ, Weidenfeld Visiting Professor of Comparative European Literature, and DR N. DE LANGE, Cambridge
14 Oct.: Readings in Hebrew and English from the novels of Amos Oz.

SIR MARTIN GILBERT, CBE
21 Oct.: `Is there a specific Jewish contribution to the twentieth century?' (Inaugural lecture: David Patterson Lecture Series)

DR N. SOLOMON
28 Oct.: Book launch: Historical Dictionary of Jewish Religion (Scarecrow Press).

RABBI DR ALBERT H. FRIEDLANDER, Leo Baeck College
4 Nov.: `Leo Baeck in retrospect.' (David Patterson Lecture Series)

DR A. KUSHNER, Southampton
11 Nov.: `Asylum and refugees in the twentieth century.' (David Patterson Lecture Series)

DR G. ABRAMSON
18 Nov.: Book launch: Drama and Ideology in Modern Israel (Cambridge University Press).

PROFESOR A. RAPPOPORT-ALBERT, University College, London
25 Nov.: `Why did women play no part in Jewish mystical tradition?' (David Patterson Lecture Series)

PROFESSOR Z. GITELMAN, Michigan
2 Dec.: `Conceptions of Jewishness among contemporary Russian and Ukrainian Jews.' (David Patterson Lecture Series)

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

PROFESSOR D. EICKELMAN, Dartmouth College, USA, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 29 October, in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, George Street.

Subject: `Islam in the global public sphere.'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES AND FACULTY OF MODERN HISTORY

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Examination Schools.

PROFESSOR A. MAZRUI, Institute of Global Cultural Studies, State University of New York
14 Oct.: `Islam and the search for global culture.'

PROFESSOR I. WALLERSTEIN, Fernand Braudel Centre, State University of New York
21 Oct.: `Islam, the West, and the world.'

PROFESSOR TU WEIMING, Harvard–Yenching Institute, Harvard
28 Oct.: `Cultural China: implications of Islamic–Confucian dialogue.'

PROFESSOR R. BULLIET, Columbia
4 Nov.: `Islamic society and the state: a historical re-examination.'

PROFESSOR B. LAWRENCE, Duke University
11 Nov.: `Islam and world systems: the case of south Asian and south-east Asian Muslims in the pre-modern period.'

PROFESSOR K. GRIFFIN, University of California, Riverside
18 Nov.: `Culture and economic growth: a general argument with illustrations from the Islamic world.'

PROFESSOR F. ROBINSON, Royal Holloway College, London
25 Nov.: `South Asia as part of an Islamic world system.'

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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. Details of the 5 November seminar will be announced later.

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

H. CRAWLEY
8 Oct.: `Gender, change, and human rights: theoretical introduction.'

PROFESSOR N. YUVAL-DAVIS, Greenwich
15 Oct.: `The multi-layered citizen, gender human rights, and the question of difference.'

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

DR H. AFSHAR, York
29 Oct.: `Islamisation 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.: `Beijing and beyond' (provisional title) .

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OXFORD SUPERCOMPUTING CENTRE

The following seminars will be held at 12 noon (except where otherwise stated) on Wednesdays in the Computing Laboratory. The meeting on 30 September will take place in the Lecture Theatre; subsequent meetings will take place in the Seminar Room.

Further details may be found at http://www.osc.ox.ac.uk/events.html.

Convener: J.M.R. Martin (BA Cambridge), Computing Services.

K. REFSON
30 Sept.: `More on parallelisation—the second simplest strategy.'

M. GILES
14 Oct.: `Parallel visualisation.'

J.-D. MUELLER
28 Oct.: `Mesh manipulation for supercomputing applications.'

G. HOULSBY, C. AUGARDE, and H. BURD
18 Nov.: `Modelling tunnelling processes—analysis using parallel methods.'

J. REID, Atlas Centre, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
2 Dec., 12 noon–1.30 p.m. and 2–3 p.m.: `Where we are with Fortran 90, Fortran 95, etc., and using co-array Fortran to simplify parallel programming.'

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CORPUS CHRISTI COLLEGE

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 1999, 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 Mondays in Hilary Term, in the Examination Schools.

25 Jan.: `A proposal about Modestus.'

1 Feb.: `A man on a horse.'

8 Feb.: `R.'

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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.'

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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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HERTFORD COLLEGE

Tyndale Lecture 1998

PROFESSOR J. AITCHISON will deliver the Tyndale Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 22 October, in the Examination Schools. After the lecture there will be a reception in the Principal's Lodgings, Hertford College.

Subject: `The drinker of the devil's dregs.'

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ST CATHERINE'S COLLEGE

Inaugural Sir Patrick Nairne Lecture

The first of a series of annual lectures to commemorate the Mastership (1981–8) of the Rt. Hon. Sir Patrick Nairne, GCB, MC, MA, will be held at 5 p.m. on Friday, 16 October, in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College.

The first lecture will be `The future of broadcasting', a conversation between SIR JOHN BIRT and MELVYN BRAGG. The audience will then be invited to participate.

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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.

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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REGENT'S PARK COLLEGE

Centre for the Study of Christianity and Culture

The media, truth, and culture

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in Regent's Park College.

M. LOVE, Bristol
14 Oct.: `A spin on cynicism.'

THE RT. REVD RICHARD HARRIES, Bishop of Oxford
21 Oct.: `Religion and the media.'

T. DEAN, Commissioning Editor, BBC World Service
28 Oct.: `Truth in the global interest.'

DR N. SUMMERTON, Director, Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society, Mansfield College
4 Nov.: `The media in the public interest.'

PROFESSOR C. CHRISTIANS, Illinois
11 Nov.: `Media technology and moral literacy.'

DR C. ST LOUIS, Senior Producer, BBC Radio
18 Nov.: `Truth and race in the media.'

SR. LAVINIA BYRNE, IBVM, Cambridge
25 Nov.: `The potential of the Internet.'

DR J. MITCHELL, Edinburgh
2 Dec.: `The truth is out there: decoding popular television theologically.'

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C.S. Lewis Commemorative Lecture Series

The following lectures, which are co-sponsored by the Oxford University C.S. Lewis Society, will be given at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in Regent's Park College.

F. WARNER
15 Oct.: `C.S. Lewis and the Psalms.'

DR P. MCCULLOUGH
22 Oct.: `Lewis's Spenser.'

PROFESSOR J. BARTON
29 Oct.: `The past is another country: C.S. Lewis and cultural relativism.'

R. TRICKETT
5 Nov.: `C.S. Lewis in retrospect.'

DR S. LOGAN, Cambridge
12 Nov.: `Shadowlife: Lewis and biography.'

THE RT. REVD KALLISTOS WARE
19 Nov.: `Images of hell and heaven in C.S. Lewis and in the Christian East.'

N. DUNBAR
26 Nov.: `C.S. Lewis as a classical scholar.'

THE REVD DR IAN KER
3 Dec.: `Newman on C.S. Lewis's Mere Christianity.'

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OXFORD IMMUNOLOGY GROUP

PROFESSOR TONY BASTEN, Centenary Institute of Cancer Medicine and Cell Biology, Sydney, Australia, will lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 1 October, in the Lecture Theatre, the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology. The meeting will be chaired by Professor Herman Waldmann.

Further information about the OIG and its meetings can be found at http://www.molbiol.ox.ac.uk/pathology/sems/OIG.html.

Subject: `Decision between B cell activation and tolerance.'

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ASSOCIATION FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING (OXFORD BRANCH)

Oxford Science Lecture Series

PROFESSOR ANN DOWLING, Cambridge, will deliver a public lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 15 October, in the Oxford University Museum of Natural History. Admission, including refreshments, costs £1.50. Tickets will be available at the door, but those wishing to attend are asked to book by contacting Dr Elizabeth Griffin (telephone: (2)73345, e-mail: remg@astro.ox.ac.uk). The lecture is sponsored by Esso Petroleum.

Subject: `Singing flames that break jet engines and power stations.'

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SOCIETY FOR THE HISTORY OF MEDIEVAL TECHNOLOGY AND SCIENCE

PHILIP WALKER, President, the Tool and Trades History Society, will give an illustrated lecture at 2.45 p.m. on Saturday, 10 October, in the Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 10 Banbury Road. All are welcome.

Subject: `Nuremberg Books: illustrated registers of retired craftsmen who entered two charitable almshouses during the late fourteenth century.'

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OXFORD ASIAN TEXTILE GROUP

PATRICIA BAKER, author of British Museum publication Islamic Textiles, will lecture at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, 13 October, in the Pauling Centre for Human Sciences, 58 Banbury Road. The admission charge for visitors is £2. Further details may be obtained by telephoning Oxford 554281 or (2)78076.

Subject: `Travellers in Iran: oil paintings of seventeenth-century Europeans.'

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