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INAUGURAL LECTURE

Royal Academy of Engineering/AEA Technology/INSS Research Professor in Microanalytical Techniques for Structural Integrity Problems

PROFESSOR J. TITCHMARSH will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 4 March, in the Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's College. Further information may be obtained from Diane Taylor, Department of Materials (telephone: (2)73651, fax: (2)73783).

Subject: `Electrons: from power lines to white lines.'

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GRINFIELD LECTURES ON THE SEPTUAGINT

The Septuagint at the dawn of the third millennium

PROFESSOR EUGENE ULRICH, John A. O'Brien Professor of Hebrew Scriptures, University of Notre Dame, will deliver the first series of his Grinfield Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Examination Schools. Each lecture will be followed by discussion.

Wed. 3 Mar.: `The origins and nature of the Septuagint.'

Thur. 4 Mar.: `The Septuagint in the Dead Sea Scrolls.'

Fri. 5 Mar.: `The Septuagint translation of Isaiah.'

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HENSLEY HENSON LECTURES 1998--9

The unorthodox Karl Barth

PROFESSOR DR A.I.C. HERON, Professor of Reformed Theology, Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, will deliver the Hensley Henson Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Examination Schools.

Mon. 1 Mar.: `Alarms, negations, and surprises.'

Thur. 4 Mar.: `To talk to God ...'

Mon. 8 Mar.: `Creation, preservation and all the blessings ...'

Thur. 11 Mar.: `The grammar of reconciliation.'

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SIR JOHN HICKS LECTURE ON ECONOMIC HISTORY

PROFESSOR P. TEMIN, Professor of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will deliver the Sir John Hicks Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 12 March, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `A new view of the golden age of economic growth.'

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LITERAE HUMANIORES

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on the days shown in the Old Library, All Souls College.

Convener: M.L. West, MA, D.Litt., Senior Research Fellow, All Souls College.

DR P. KINGSLEY, Vancouver
Tue. 9 Mar.: `Parmenides, magic, and the origins of Greek philosophy.'

PROFESSOR D. KOVACS, Virginia
Thur. 18 Mar.: `Euripides' Ion: doubts and suggestions.'

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

PROFESSOR BARRY POWELL, University of Wisconsin-Madison, will give the following seminar at 5 p.m. on Friday, 12 March, in the Seminar Room, Corpus Christi College.

Conveners: J. Bennet, Sinclair and Rachel Hood Lecturer in Aegean Prehistory, and R. Osborne, Professor of Ancient History.

Subject: `Text, orality, literacy, tradition, dictation education and other paradigms of explication in Greek literary studies.'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

PROFESSOR ANNA LISE CRONE, University of Chicago, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 9 March, in the Taylorian Annexe, 47 Wellington Square.

Convener: A.S. Kahn, MA, D.Phil, University Lecturer in Russian pre-1800.

Subject: `Derzhavin in the poetry of Tsvetaeva and Mayakovsky.'

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MUSIC

PROFESSOR A.M.B. BERGER, Astor Visiting Lecturer, University of California (Davis), will present a public colloquium at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 17 March, in the Denis Arnold Hall, the Music Faculty.

Subject: `Friedrich Ludwig and the invention of the Middle Ages.'


PROFESSOR K. BERGER, Astor Visiting Lecturer, Stanford University, will deliver a public lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 18 March, in the Holywell Music Room.

Subject: `The genealogy of modern music.'


The composer speaks

MIKE ROBERTS will give a public lecture in this series at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 10 March, in the Holywell Music Room.

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SOCIAL STUDIES

Foreign policy dilemmas: Britain and the world

The following meetings will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Lecture Theatre, the New Building, St Antony's College.

Conveners: A.H. Brown, MA, Professor of Politics, Mr Tony Baldry, MP, and Dr Denis MacShane, MP.

THE RT. HON. GERALD KAUFMAN, MP, Chair, Culture and Heritage Committee, SIR PATRICK CORMACK, MP, and JOHN LLOYD, Financial Times and New Statesman
2 Mar.: `Imaging Britain: media, culture, and foreign policy.'

ROGER LIDDLE, European and Defence Policy Adviser, 10 Downing Street, SIR RODRIC BRAITHWAITE, formerly Foreign Policy Adviser to the Prime Minister and Chairman, Joint Intelligence Committee, and LORD WALLACE, LSE
9 Mar.: `Producing foreign policy: how good is the machinery?'

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HEALTH ECONOMICS RESEARCH CENTRE

The following seminars will be given at 4.30 p.m. on the days shown in the Institute of Health Sciences, Old Road, Headington.

PROFESSOR D. SACKETT
Tue. 2 Mar.: `The doctor's ethical and economic dilemma.'

PROFESSOR R. SCHEFFLER, Berkeley
Mon. 22 Mar.: `The impact of managed care on the US health-care system.'

PROFESSOR D. FRYBACK, Wisconsin-Madison
Mon. 26 Apr.: `Bayesian cost effectiveness analysis: an advance in CEA or are we just making posteriors of ourselves?'

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OXFORD INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RESEARCH CENTRE

Intellectual property in the new millennium (amended notice)

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Latner Room, St Peter's College.

This notice replaces that published in the Gazette of 14 January. Professor Bronwyn Hall will now speak in place of Dr Christine Greenhalgh and Mark Longland on 9 March (the seminar by Dr Greenhalgh and Mr Longland will be held at a later date).

Conveners: D. Vaver, MA, Reuters Professor of Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law and Director of the Centre, and C.A. Greenhalgh, MA, Reader in Economics and Research Director of the Centre.

G. DUTFIELD
2 Mar.: `The public and private domains: intellectual property rights in traditional ecological knowledge.'

PROFESSOR B. HALL
9 Mar.: `The patent paradox revisited: the determinants of patenting in the US semiconductor industry, 1980–94.'

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WELLCOME UNIT FOR THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE

History of tropical medicine and infectious diseases

The following workshop will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, 2 March, in the Wellcome Unit, 47 Banbury Road.

Conveners: Dr Maureen Malowany, Dr Michael Jennings, and Dr Mary Dobson. Further details may be obtained from Dr Malowany (telephone: Oxford (2)74615, e- mail: maureen.malowany@wuhmo.ox.ac.uk).

Scientists in tropical laboratories

Chair: PROFESSOR NANCY LEYS STEPAN, Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine.

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DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN ANATOMY AND GENETICS

Jenkinson Seminar

DR MARTY COHN, Reading, will give a Jenkinson Seminar at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, 9 March, in the Department of Human Anatomy and Genetics.

Subject: `Evolution and development of vertebrate limbs.'

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DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS

Corcoran Memorial Lectures

PROFESSOR PETER MCCULLAGH, Chicago, will deliver the Corcoran Memorial Lectures as follows on Thursday, 11 March, in the Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's College.
3.30 p.m.: `Resampling and exchangeable arrays.'

5 p.m.: `Linear models and representation theory.'

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BRASENOSE COLLEGE

Tanner Lectures on Human Values 1999

Representation: democratic theory and social surveys

PROFESSOR S. VERBA, Department of Government, Harvard University, will deliver the Tanner Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Examination Schools.

Mon. 10 May: : `Social theory and social science: two cultures?'

Tue. 11 May: `Citizens in democracies and democratic citizens.'

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LADY MARGARET HALL

Canada Seminars

PROFESSOR M. DOODY, Director of Comparative Literature, Vanderbilt University, will lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 3 March, in Lady Margaret Hall. Further information may be obtained from Elizabeth Jubb (telephone: (2)74302, e-mail: liz.jubb@lmh.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `The Maritime Provinces—do they have a future?'

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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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RHODES SCHOLARS SOUTHERN AFRICA FORUM

SIR ANTHONY KENNY, Warden, Rhodes House, will give a public lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Monday, 1 March, in the Beit Room, Rhodes House. Further information can be obtained from Mauro Delorenzo (e-mail: mauro.delorenzo.@ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `The Rhodes Trust and South Africa: past and present.'

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OXFORD MEDIEVAL SOCIETY

DR P. CROSSLEY, Courtauld Institute of Art, will lecture at 8.30 p.m. on Thursday, 4 March, in the Kidd Room, Christ Church. Wine will be served from 8.15 p.m. New members are welcome.

Subject: `The politics of presentation: the architecture of Charles IV of Bohemia.'

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OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY FORUM

DR C. BREWER will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 3 March, in Rewley House. All are welcome to attend.

Subject: `Treasure-house of the language: the OED as a repository of great writers.'

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OXFORD BIBLIOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY

DR A. FRANKLIN will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 4 March, in the Taylor Institution.

Subject: `Broadside ballads, from the street to the library.'

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TRANSLATION RESEARCH IN OXFORD

Don Quijote

This meeting will be held on Saturday, 13 March, in St Hugh's College. The event is arranged by the British Centre for Literary Translations (University of East Anglia), with the support of the Instituto Cervantes, the Arts Council, and the Maison Française d'Oxford.

The cost is £15 (students £3), and lunch is an additional £7. Bookings, by cheque payable to `TRIO', should be addressed to Edith McMorran, St Hugh's College, Oxford OX2 6LE (telephone: Oxford (2)74996, e- mail: maison@sable.ox.ac.uk).

J. RUTHERFORD
10 a.m.: `A new English translation.'

A. SCHULMAN, Paris, Sorbonne
10.45 a.m.: `Don Quichotte de la Manche, a new French translation.'

B. VAN DE POL, writer and translator, Amsterdam
12 noon: Ms van de Pol will speak about her Dutch translation.

D. JOHNSON, Belfast, and T. MOMBLANT, director, Gate Theatre production
2 p.m.: `Adapting Don Quijote for the stage.'

J. RUTHERFORD, A. SCHULMAN and B. VAN DE POL
3.45 p.m.: `Translating the first paragraph of Don Quijote.' (Workshop)

L. BURNETT, Essex
5 p.m.: `Quixotic travels through nineteenth-century Russia.'

R. CHANDLER, translator, London
5.30 p.m.: `Don Quijote under Russian steppe: Chevengur by Andrey Platonov.'

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ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

Oxford Science Lecture Series

Dorothy Hodgkin Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR LOUISE JOHNSON, FRS, will deliver the first Dorothy Hodgkin Memorial Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 4 March, in the University Museum of Natural History. The lecture is open to the public.

Subject: `Dorothy Hodgkin and penicillin: fifty years from structure to present-day understanding of biosynthesis and bacterial resistance.'

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