Lectures

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INAUGURAL LECTURES

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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John M. Olin Visiting Professor of American Government

PROFESSOR CHARLES O. JONES will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 30 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `The speculative imagination in democratic lawmaking.'

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WILDE LECTURES IN NATURAL AND COMPARATIVE RELIGION 1998–9

Religion, restitution, and agency: lectures in medicine and religious thought

PROFESSOR ROLAND LITTLEWOOD, Professor of Anthropology and Psychiatry, University College Centre for Anthropology, London, will deliver the Wilde Lectures at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in Hilary Term, in the Examination Schools.


20 Jan.: `Extreme experiences and religious cognitions.'

27 Jan.: ` "Moments of creation"---1: the bodily idioms of cosmology.'

3 Feb.: ` "Moments of creation"---2: some generalities in the religious embodiment of women prophets and divine innovators.'

10 Feb.: `In partial defence of Euhemerus.'

17 Feb.: `Therapeutics of the divine: healing as a characteristic religious idiom.'

24 Feb.: `Healing and restitution as mutual transformation.'

3 Mar.: `Satan and the computer: the European revival of spirit possession.'

10 Mar.: `Naturalistic and personalistic modes of thought.'

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JAMES P.R. LYELL LECTURES IN BIBLIOGRAPHY 1999

PROFESSOR MALCOLM PARKES, FBA, Keble College, will deliver the James P.R. Lyell Lectures in Bibliography in Trinity Term 1999, on the subject of `A Closer Look at Scribes'. The full details of Professor Parkes' lectures will be announced shortly.

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CLINICAL MEDICINE

Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

The following lectures will be given on Thursday, 10 December, in the Anne Anderson Lecture Theatre, Level 3, the Women's Centre, the John Radcliffe Hospital.

PROFESSOR R. WEBB, Nottingham
2 p.m.: `Growth factors and ovulation.'

DR J. KURTZ
3 p.m.: `Herpes in pregnancy.'

DR D. MARCHINGTON and DR J. POULTON
3.10 p.m.:`Mitochondrial DNA.'

MR D. STURDEE
4 p.m.: `Menopause miscellanea.'

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CLINICAL MEDICINE, PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

PROFESSOR RALPH STEINMANN, Rockefeller University, New York, will lecture at 1 p.m. on Monday, 30 November, in the Lecture Theatre, the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology.

Convener: S. Gordon, MA, Glaxo Professor of Cellular Pathology.

Subject: `Antigen presentation by dendritic cells.'

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ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM

Public lecture

DR JON WHITELEY, Senior Assistant Keeper, Department of Western Art, will deliver a public lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 9 December, in the Headley Lecture Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum.

This lecture is given to mark the generous support by the Heritage Lottery Fund of the Ashmolean's purchase of Ingres's portrait of C.R. Cockerell, architect of the Ashmolean Museum. There is no charge for admission.

Subject: `Ingres, Cockerell, and the English colony in Rome.'

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CENTRE FOR BRAZILIAN STUDIES

Brazil as an export economy

This conference will be held from 9.30 a.m. on Monday, 7 December, in St Antony's College. Enquiries should be directed to the Centre (telephone: Oxford 554026, fax: 554030, e-mail: brazilian-studies@ox.ac.uk).

10 a.m.: Introduction and welcome (Professor Leslie Bethell, Director, Centre for Brazilian Studies)

10.15 a.m.: Raising Brazilian export performance: key policy issues (chair: Dr Edmund Amann, Research Fellow in Economics, Centre for Brazilian Studies)

H.E. RUBENS BARBOSA, Brazilian Ambassador to the United Kingdom: `Export performance and the role of export promotion policies: the Brazilian experience.'

DR ARMANDO CASTELAR PINHEIRO, Director, Department of Economics, BNDES, Rio de Janeiro: `The profile of export manufacturing firms after trade liberalisation in Brazil.'

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2 p.m.: Sectoral competitiveness and export performance (chair: Mrs Rosemary Thorp, Reader in the Economics of Latin America)

DR EDMUND AMANN, Research Fellow in Economics, Centre for Brazilian Studies: `Industrial competitiveness and export performance: recent evidence and future prospects.'

PROFESSOR FERNANDO HOMEM DE MELO, Professor of Economics, University of Sao Paulo: `Brazilian agricultural exports: recent trends and future potential.'

DR GERMANO MENDES DE PAULA, Bancos Santas Visiting Fellow in Economics, Centre for Brazilian Studies: `The export performance of the Brazilian minerals sector'.

4.30 p.m.: Improving Brazilian export performance: the international market context (chair: Dr Valpy Fitzgerald, Reader in International Economics and Finance)

DR GARY HUFBAUER and DR BARBARA OEGG: `The outlook for Brazilian exports to the US under a Free Trade Area for the Americas agreement: some lessons from the NAFTA experience.'

JOHN BOWLER, Regional Director, Latin America, Economist Intelligence Unit, London: `Mercosul and the scope for Brazilian export expansion.'

ANDREW CRAWLEY, Deputy Director, IRELA, Madrid: `Brazilian exports to the European Union and the potential of the EU- Mercosul trade agreement.'

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CENTRE FOR SOCIO-LEGAL STUDIES

North Lecture

VEERLE HEYVAERT, North Fellow, the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, will deliver the North Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 3 December, in the Examination Schools. The lecture will be open to the public.

Subject: Institutions for regulating risk: health and environmental decision-making in the United States, Europe, and at the international level.'

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WELLCOME UNIT FOR THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE

History of tropical medicine and infectious diseases

DR M. HARRISON and DR M. WORBOYS, Sheffield Hallam University, will give a seminar in this series at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, 24 November, in the Seminar Room, the Wellcome Unit, 47 Banbury Road. The seminar is given in association with Green College.

Convener: Dr M. Malowany (telephone: (2)74600, e-mail: maureen.malowany@wuhmo.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `Smallpox eradication in India.'

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GREEN COLLEGE

Green College Lectures 1999

Genes

The Green College Lectures will be given at 6 p.m. on the following Mondays in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

DR JAMES WATSON, Nobel Prize winner, and President, Cold Spring Harbour Laboratory, New York
18 Jan.: `From the double helix to the Human Genome Project.'

PROFESSOR BRYAN SYKES
25 Jan.: `The genetic origins of man.'

PROFESSOR ADRIAN HILL
1 Feb.: `Genetics and infection: why are some of us susceptible?'

PROFESSOR PETER HARPER, Professor of Medical Genetics, University of Wales College of Medicine
8 Feb.: `Genetic testing: prospects and problems.'

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

European Studies Centre

European Union Enlargement: cancellation of seminar

The lecture which was to have been given by THORVALD STOLTENBERG at 5 p.m. on Friday, 27 November, in the European Studies Centre, has been cancelled due to Mr Stoltenberg's requested presence at the Middle East peace talks.

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Latin American Centre

GORDON BROTHERSTON, Indiana University, will deliver a talk, with slides, at 2.15 p.m. on Friday, 27 November, in the Latin American Centre.

Subject: `Modern politics and ancient art in the self-defence of Tepoztlan, Mexico.'

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ST CATHERINE'S COLLEGE

Alan Tayler Lecture 1998

PROFESSOR G.I. BARENBLATT, Professor in Residence, University of California, Berkeley, and G.I. Taylor Professor Emeritus, Cambridge, will deliver the Alan Tayler Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 30 November, in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College. Tea will be served from 4.15 p.m.

Subject: `Turbulence: an old challenge and new perspectives.'

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WOLFSON COLLEGE

Other Oxfords

PROFESSOR JON STALLWORTHY will read from Singing School, a fragment of autobiography, and Rounding the Horn: Collected Poems, at 6 p.m. mon Wednesday, 9 December, in the Buttery, Wolfson College. Tickets are not required for admission. Enquiries may be made to Oxford (2)74103.

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OXFORD IMMUNOLOGY GROUP

DR LEWIS LANIER, DNAX, Palo Alto, USA, will give a seminar at 6 p.m. on Monday, 30 November, in the Lecture Theatre, the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology. The meeting will be chaired by Professor Andrew McMichael and Dr Anton van der Merwe.

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

Subject: `Activating and inhibiting NK cell receptors for MHC class 1.'

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OXFORD BIBLIOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY

PROFESSOR ANTONIA FORSTER will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 3 December, in the Taylor Institution.

Subject: `Transforming the marketplace: Ralph Griffiths and the Monthly Review.'

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