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INAUGURAL LECTURES

Professor of Numerical Analysis

PROFESSOR L.N. TREFETHEN will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 26 April, in the Examination Schools. The Vice-Chancellor will be present.

Subject: `Scientific computing: the finite, the infinite, and the future.'

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Harold Vyvyan Harmsworth Professor of American History

PROFESSOR A. BRINKLEY will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 18 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Imagining the twentieth century: perspectives from two fins-de-siècle.'

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J.R.R. Tolkien Professor of English Literature and Language

PROFESSOR P. STROHM will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 13 May, in Lecture Theatre 2, the St Cross Building.

Subject: `Chaucer's Troilus as temporal archive.'

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Drue Heinz Professor of American Literature

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

Subject: `American voice/American voices.'

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CHERWELL-SIMON MEMORIAL LECTURE 1999

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

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

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HALLEY LECTURE 1999

PROFESSOR ROBERT E. WILLIAMS, Distinguished Research Scholar, Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, Maryland, will deliver the Halley Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 18 May, in Lecture Theatre A, Zoology/Psychology Building, South Parks Road.

Subject: `Probing the universe with the Hubble Space Telescope.'

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CYRIL FOSTER LECTURE 1999

PROFESSOR G. BEST will deliver the Cyril Foster Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 29 April, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Peace conferences and the century of total war: the 1899 Hague Conference and what came after.'

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O'DONNELL LECTURE 1999

DR PRYS MORGAN, Reader in History, University of Wales, Swansea, will deliver the O'Donnell Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 6 May, in the Hall, the Taylor Institution.

Subject: ` "Among our Ancient Mountains ..." (the appreciation of Welsh mountainscape in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries).'

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JAMES P.R. LYELL LECTURES IN BIBLIOGRAPHY

PROFESSOR M.B. PARKES, James P.R. Lyell Reader in Bibliography 1998--9, will deliver the Lyell Lectures at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in Trinity Term in Lecture Theatre 2, the St Cross Building.

4 May: `Which came first, the reader or the scribe? (The function and the processes of handwriting).'

11 May: `The hasty scribe (cursive handwriting in antiquity and the Middle Ages).'

18 May: `Set in their own ways (scribes and bookhands c.800--1200).'

25 May: `Features of fashion (scribes and style c. 1200--1500).'

1 June: `In the eyes of scribes and readers (handwriting as image).'

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RICHARD HILLARY MEMORIAL LECTURE 1999

SEBASTIAN FAULKS will deliver the Richard Hillary Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 12 May, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

Subject: `Something happened: how narrative helps tell the time.'

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D.M. MCKENZIE LECTURE

PROFESSOR L. RAINEY will deliver the fourth annual D.M. McKenzie Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 26 May, in Lecture Theatre 2, the St Cross Building.

Subject: `The cultural economy of modernism.'

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MYRES MEMORIAL LECTURE

DR O. RACKHAM, Cambridge, will deliver the Myres Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 10 May, in the McGregor- Matthews Room, New College.

Subject: `Trees and timber in Greek history.'

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TIMES LECTURE

PHILIP HOWARD will deliver the Times Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 28 April, in Lecture Theatre 2, the St Cross Building.

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CLARENDON LECTURES IN ECONOMICS 1999

Strategic asset allocation: portfolio choice for long-term investors

PROFESSOR J.Y. CAMPBELL, Harvard University, will deliver the Clarendon Lectures in Economics at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the Institute of Economics and Statistics, the St Cross Building.

Tue. 4 May: `Who should buy long-term bonds?'

Wed. 5 May: `Is the stock market safer for long-term investors?'

Thur. 6 May: `Investing for retirement.'

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CLARENDON LECTURES IN MANAGEMENT STUDIES 1999

The determinants of corporate governance

PROFESSOR M. ROE, Milton Hawler Professor of Business Regulation, University of Columbia School of Law, will deliver the Clarendon Lectures in Management Studies at 5 p.m. on Monday, 10 May, Tuesday, 11 May, and Wednesday, 12 May, in the Examination Schools. The lectures will be open to the public, and admission is free.

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SIR ISAIAH BERLIN LECTURES IN THE HISTORY OF IDEAS

The ideals and practice of scientific objectivity

PROFESSOR L. DASTON, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin, Sir Isaiah Berlin Visiting Professor in the History of Ideas 1998–9, will lecture at 5 p.m. on the days shown in the St Cross Building.

Tue. 27 Apr.: `Can objectivity have a history?'

Thur. 29 Apr.: `Objectivity versus truth.'

Thur. 20 May: `A short history of the fact.'

Tue. 25 May: `Art and science opposed.'

Thur. 27 May: `Objectivity among the historians.'

Tue. 15 June: `Objectivity and the cosmic community.'

Professor Daston will be available to meet students at the following times, in Corpus Christi College: Wednesday, 28 April, 9–11 a.m.; Friday, 21 May, 11 a.m.–1 p.m.; Wednesday, 26 May, 11 a.m.–1 p.m.; Wednesday, 16 June, 9–11 a.m.

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SOCIO-LEGAL STUDIES ANNUAL LECTURE

PROFESSOR L. ROSEN, Professor of Anthropology, Princeton University, will deliver the fifth Annual Lecture in Socio-Legal Studies at 5.30 p.m. on Friday, 14 May, in the Examination Schools. The lecture will be followed by a reception at 6.30 p.m.

Subject: `Defending culture: the cultural defence plea and judicial uses of the concept of culture.'

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HUSSEY LECTURES ON THE CHURCH AND THE ARTS 1999

JOHN TAVENER, composer, will deliver the Hussey annual lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 11 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Hymn of entry.'

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ANTHROPOLOGY AND GEOGRAPHY

School of Geography: centenary lectures

The following lectures will be given on Fridays in the School of Geography, as part of the celebration of the School's centenary in 1999. With the exception of the lectures on 7 May, all will begin at 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR A. GOUDIE
30 Apr.: `The geomorphology of the Oxford region.'

SIR JOHN HOUGHTON
7 May, 2.15 p.m.: `Global climatic change' (Discussant: Dr R. Washington).

PROFESSOR A. SCOTT
7 May, 3.45 p.m.: `Global economic change' (Discussant: Dr E. Swyngedouw).

DR J. LANGTON
14 May: `The changing geography of poor relief in rural Oxfordshire: 1772–1834.'

DR H. VILES
21 May: `Traffic, air pollution, and Oxford's cultural heritage.'

DR M. MORECROFT
28 May: `Wytham Woods: the world's most studied woods in a century of global change.'

J. ASHDOWN, Oxford City Conservation Officer
4 June: `A celebration of change in the historic city of Oxford.'

DR J. RYAN and DR D. RYAN
11 June: `Performing place: the Oxford Pageant of 1907.'

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CLINICAL MEDICINE

Oxford Clinical Neurosciences Lectures

The following lectures will be given at 11.30 a.m. on Fridays in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

DR A. BRONSTEIN, Institute of Neurology
23 Apr.: `The assessment of nystagmus oscillopsia.'

DR M. BRADA, Royal Marsden Hospital
11 June: `What's new in the treatment of malignant brain tumours.'

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MODERN HISTORY

New approaches to the history of the Second World War

The following seminars, which are open to all, will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in the Council Room, Mansfield College.

Conveners: Dr Ashley Jackson, Mansfield College, and Mr Paul Collier, Wadham College, in co-operation with Professor R.J. O'Neill.

DR JACKSON
29 Apr.: `Pioneers, mutineers, and bombardiers: the colonial empire at war.'

PROFESSOR A. CAPET, Rouen
6 May: `Writing a comprehensive bibliography of Britain and the Second World War: an impossible task?'

A. KRYLOVA, Johns Hopkins
13 May: ` "Healing wounded souls": Soviety identity, gender, and the trauma of the Great Patriotic War.'

A. HILL, Cambridge
20 May: `German rule and Russian resistance on the German occupied territories of Russia in Western, Soviet, and post-Soviet historical writing.'

DR D. O'SULLIVAN, Catholic University of Eichstaett
27 May: `Framing the mind: information and perception during the Second World War.'

DR K. FEDOROWICH, University of the West of England, and DR R. MOORE, Sheffield
3 June: `New approaches to prisoner-of-war (POW) history.'

J. KIRAS, Hull
10 June: ` "By all possible means"? The implications of the creation and use of Special Operations Forces in the Second World War.'

MR COLLIER
17 June: ` "Planes, trains, and automobiles": logistics and the Afrika Korps.'

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MUSIC

The Composer Speaks

The following composers will lecture at 5 p.m. on the days shown in the Holywell Music Room. The lectures are free and open to the public.

Fri. 23 Apr.: JONATHAN HARVEY.

Fri. 14 May: GEORGE BENJAMIN (with a live performance of his duo Viola, Viola by Ralph Ehlers and Catherine Manson).

Wed. 19 May: ROBERT SHERLAW JOHNSON.

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SOCIAL STUDIES

Political philosophy

The following seminars will be given on Tuesdays. With the exception of the 25 May meeting, they will be held at 5 p.m. in the Wharton Room, All Souls College.

The 25 May meeting will be held at 8.30 p.m. in Harris Manchester College. Those wishing to attend are asked to note that seating will be limited.

Conveners: Professor G.A. Cohen, Dr C. Fabre, and Mr T. Davidson.

M. OTSUKA, London
27 Apr.: `Political society as a voluntary association.' (Paper available from the Social Studies library, and should be read prior to the seminar)

D. MILLER
4 May: `National self-determination and global justice.'

A. KELLY, Cambridge
11 May: `What is history? Herzen v. Turgenev.'

K. GRAHAM, Bristol
18 May: `Collective identification.'

A. SEN, Cambridge
25 May: `Rights, duties, and consequences.'

B. WILLIAMS
1 June: to be announced.

A. WILLIAMS, Warwick
8 June: `Egalitarian justice and personal responsibility.'

PROFESSOR COHEN
15 June: `Against constructivism.'

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BODLEIAN LIBRARY

Oxford Seminars in Cartography

ROSE MITCHELL, Public Record Office, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 6 May, in the School of Geography.

Subject: `Contention the mother of invention: early maps of England in the Public Record Office.'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

History, culture, and politics of the Islamic world; Islamic art and architecture

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies.

Conveners: Dr F.A. Nizami and Dr J. Piscatori.

DR A. MOUSTAFA
28 Apr.: `The science of Arabic calligraphy.'

A. DUNCAN, World of Islam Trust
5 May: `The noble sanctuary: a photographic appreciation of Haram al-Sharif in Jerusalem.'

PROFESSOR A. SCHIMMEL, Harvard
12 May: `The importance of Arabic calligraphy for Islamic culture.'

DR R. KANA'AN
19 May: `Carved in stone: Waqf architecture and the formation of power in Ottoman Bilad al-Sham.'

DR E. ATIL, Smithsonian Institute, Washington
2 June: `Levhi and the surname: the story of an eighteenth-century Ottoman festival.'

DR P. DONCEEL-VOÛTE, Louvain
9 June: `The Umayyad Palace of Jericho: the wealth and arts of Khirbet al-Mafjar.'

DR K. AZZAM, Prince of Wales Institute of Architecture
16 June: `Sacred principles of Islamic art.'

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QUEEN ELIZABETH HOUSE

Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women

Audrey Richards Commemorative Lecture 1999

DR M. LEACH, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, will deliver the Audrey Richards Commemorative Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 28 April, in the Taylor Institution.

Further details may be obtained from the Centre (telephone: Oxford (2)73644, fax: (2)73607, e-mail: ccrw@qeh.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `New shapes to shift: war, parks, and the hunting persona in modern West Africa.'

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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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CHRIST CHURCH

Prophetic Ruskin

This centenary conference on Ruskin's legacy to the arts, society, and the environment, sponsored by the Pilkington Foundation, will be held between 6 April and 9 April 2000 in Christ Church. The programme includes lectures by distinguished speakers, a Ruskin Gaudy, Matins in Christ Church Cathedral, and a visit to the exhibition `Ruskin, Turner, and Pre-Raphaelites' at the Tate Gallery.

The fee, including accommodation in college, is £295. Enquiries should be addressed to Ms Jane Martin, Pilkington Foundation, Yelvertoft Manor, Northampthonshire NN6 6LF.

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EXETER COLLEGE

Marett Memorial Lecture 1999

PROFESSOR M. GOODMAN will deliver the Marett Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 30 April, in the Saskatchewan Lecture Room, Exeter College.

Subject: `Explaining religious change.'

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MAGDALEN COLLEGE

Waynflete Lectures

Seminal events in the evolutionary history of plants

PROFESSOR N. FRIEDMAN, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, USA, will deliver the Waynflete Lectures at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Grove Auditorium, Magdalen College.

28 Apr.: `The study of evolutionary history: insights from Queen Victoria.'

5 May: `The origin of photosynthesis and how Earth turned green.'

12 May: `The colonisation of land and the origin of organismic complexity.'

19 May: `The origin of flowering plants: an examination of Darwin's "abominable mystery".'

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Empire, race, and culture

The following seminars, sponsored by the African Studies Seminar of St Antony's College, and the Humanities Research Centre, Oxford Brookes University, will be held at 5 p.m. (unless indicated otherwise) on Wednesdays. The first two meetings will be held in the Humanities Research Centre, Oxford Brookes University; the remaining meetings will be held in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Conveners: W. Beinart, A. Jackson, D. Lowry, and J. Ryan.

A. JACKSON
28 Apr., 8 p.m.: `Race and empire: colonial troops in an imperial army.'

K. FLINT
5 May: `Images of Native Americans in British literature.'

E. BOEHMER, Leeds
12 May: `Anthologising colonial literature.'

N. LEYS STEPAN, Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine
19 May: `Images of disease in early twentieth-century Brazil.'

M. CHAMBERLAIN, Oxford Brookes
26 May: `Narratives of Caribbean migration.'

J. RYAN
2 June: `Exposing darkness: photography, missionary activity, and the Congo Free State.'

E. EDWARDS
9 June: `Professor Huxley and the Colonial Office: photography and the races of the empire.'

H. CALLAWAY
16 June: `Institutional racism? Flora Shaw's journalism promoting the Empire.'

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