Lectures

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INAUGURAL LECTURES

Rhodes Professor of Race Relations

PROFESSOR W. BEINART will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 6 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `African history, environmental history, and race relations.'

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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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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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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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PROFESSOR OF POETRY

PROFESSOR JAMES FENTON will lecture at 5 p.m. on Fridays in Lecture Theatre 2, the St Cross Building.

30 Apr.: `Auden and Shakespeare's sonnets.'

7 May: `Auden's prose.'

14 May: `Auden's poetry.'

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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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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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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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ILCHESTER LECTURE 1999

PROFESSOR R. MARSH, Bath, will deliver an Ilchester Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 6 May, in the Taylor Institution Annexe, 47 Wellington Square.

Convener: G.S. Smith, MA, D.Litt, Professor of Russian.

Subject: `The literature of history in contemporary Russia.'

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THOMAS HARRIOT LECTURE 1999

SCOTT MANDELBROTE, Cambridge, will deliver the Thomas Harriot Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 20 May, in the Champneys Room, Oriel College.

Subject: `The religion of Thomas Harriot.'

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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.

PROFESSOR P.C. ENGELS, University College, Dublin
14 May: `Glutamate dehydrogenase and close cousins: specificity and regulation revisited with the help of site-directed mutagenesis.'

DR J. JAEGER, Leeds
21 May: `A common mechanism for all polymerases.'

DR E. PEBAY-PEYROULA, Institut de Biologie Structurale, Grenoble
28 May: `Crystallisation in cubic phases, bacteriorhodopsin and some new results on the crystallisationn of other membrane proteins (in progress).'

DR V. RAMAKRISHNAN, Utah
4 June: `A detailed look at the GTPase centre of the ribosome.'

DR J. OVERINGTON, Pfizer Central Research
18 June: `Protein kinase modelling from a drug discovery and structure genomics perspective' (\title to be confirmed\).

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Department of Zoology

The following departmental research seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Mondays in Lecture Theatre B, the Department of Zoology.

Convener: P. Harvey, MA, D.Sc., Professor of Zoology.

DR C. DONNELLY
10 May: `BSE and vCJD.'

PROFESSOR R. PASSINGHAM
17 May: `A general associative learning mechanism in the human brain as revealed by functional brain imaging.'

DR S. HARDING, Schumacher College, Devon
24 May: `Gaia.'

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International Knowledge Partnership: Health and Environment

Sharing knowledge about malaria for greater impact (health and the environment: a multidisciplinary approach to knowledge management about malaria)
This meeting will be held from 2 p.m. on Wednesday, 19 May, in the E.P. Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green College. The meeting will end with a discussion panel of all the speakers, chaired by Dr Muir Gray, 5–5.30 p.m.

Admission is free; 100 places are available, to be allocated on a first- come, first-served basis. Application should be made to Miss Liz Pearce, Secretary to the Director, Oxford Forestry Institute, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3RB (fax: Oxford (2)75074, e-mail: liz.pearce@plants.ox.ac.uk).

The meeting is organised in association with the University's Environmental Liaison Group, Action for Safe Motherhood, and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

DR C. PYPER, Honorary Chair, International Knowledge Partnership
2 p.m.: `Introduction—the International Knowledge Partnership.'

DR M. DOBSON, Wellcome Unit
2.05 p.m.: `Historical aspects—learning from past experience.'

PROFESSOR D. BRADLEY, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
2.20 p.m.: `Medical perspective—where is malaria today?'

PROFESSOR C. NEWBOLD
2.35 p.m.: `Immunological perspective—progress in developing a malaria vaccine.'

PROFESSOR J. BURLEY
2.50 p.m.: `Information systems—the Global Forest Information System (an example from natural resources and the environment).'

D.J. ROGERS and S. HAY
3.05 p.m.: `Climatic change—improving knowledge management of vector borne diseases: are we in a position to predict malaria epidemics?'

DR T. DOWNING
3.20 p.m.: `Climatic change—climate change, sustainable development, and health: the large trends and threats.'

DR G. BODEKER
3.50 p.m.: `Traditional antimalarials—endogenous and exogenous knowledge about malaria management.'

V. SMITH, Reading
4.05 p.m.: `Rural appraisal—gathering knowledge about rural resources.'

DR A.M. ALMEDOM, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
4.20 p.m.: `Maternal health and malaria—using participatory rural appraisal for improving maternal health.'

DR D. TURTON
4.35 p.m.: `Refugee aspects—sharing knowledge about the management of displaced persons.'

DR M. GRAY, Director, Institute of Health Sciences
4.50 p.m.: `The future—the quality of knowledge: interpretation; storage and dissemination.'

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CLINICAL MEDICINE

University Department of Cellular Science: Haematology Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 12 noon on Tuesdays in the Haematology Seminar Room, the John Radcliffe Hospital.

DR J. BOULTWOOD
4 May: `Molecular basis of the 5q-syndrome.'

DR A.E. THOMAS, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh
11 May: `Haematological development in the young child.'

DR G. HALL
18 May: `Bone marrow failure syndromes.'

PROFESSOR J.P. ALLAIN, Cambridge
25 May: `Detection and epidemiology of new blood borne viruses (TTV and HHV-8).'

DR R. MANLEY
1 June: case presentation.

DR M. YUILLE, Institute of Cancer Research, Haddow Laboratories, Sutton
8 June: `The role of ataxia telangiectasia gene in haematological malignancy.'

DR M. PLUMB, Medical Research Council, Harwell
15 June: `Radiation leukaemogenesis in the mouse.'

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Nuffield Department of Surgery: Immunology Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Seminar Room, Level 6, the Nuffield Department of Surgery, the John Radcliffe Hospital.

DR L. TAAMS, Royal Free Hospital, London
4 May: `Anergic T cells as active regulators of immune responses.'

DR G. HALE
11 May: `Elimination of the immunogenicity of therapeutic antibodies.'

DR D. ROBINSON, National Heart and Lung Institute, London
18 May: `IL-5 in asthma and receptor regulation during eosinophil development.'

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Nuffield Department of Surgery: Clinical Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Seminar Room, Level 6, the Nuffield Department of Surgery, the John Radcliffe Hospital.

MR T. HUSSEIN
25 May: `The results of phenol sympathectomy in peripheral vascular disease.'

MISS D. PHILLIPS
1 June: `Past, present, and future management of the claudicating patient.'

DR B. CASADEI
8 June: `Sympathectomy improves exercise performance and skeletal muscle bioenergetics in patients with idiopathic hyperhidrosis.'

DR A. BOLIA, Leicester Royal Infirmary
15 June: `Subintimal angioplasty: methods and results.'

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COMMITTEE FOR COMPARATIVE PHILOLOGY AND GENERAL LINGUISTICS

PROFESSOR R. LASS, Cape Town, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 6 May, in the Centre for Linguistics and Philology, Walton Street.

Convener: A.E. Morpurgo Davies, MA, Professor of Comparative Philology.

Subject: `Reflections on (uni)directionality in linguistics.'

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LAW, SOCIAL STUDIES

The Function of Law in the International Community

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Habakkuk Room, Jesus College.

Conveners: M. Byers (Ph.D. Cambridge), Junior Research Fellow in Law, Jesus College, G.S. Goodwin-Gill, MA, D.Phil., Professor of International Refugee Law, A.J. Hurrell, MA, M.Phil., D.Phil., University Lecturer in International Relations, and E.A. Roberts, MA, Montague Burton Professor of International Relations.

DR D. MALONE, President, International Peace Academy, New York
4 May, the Auditorium, Magdalen College: `The Politics of the International Criminal Court.'

PROFESSOR Y. GHEBALI, Professor of International Organisation, Graduate School of International Studies, Geneva
11 May: `Implementation of Human Dimension Commitments of OSCE: Case Study of Belarus.'

PROFESSOR J. JACKSON, Professor of Law, Georgetown University
18 May: `EU–US Trade Wars: The Role of WTO.'

SIR ARTHUR WATTS, KCMG, QC
25 May: `Former Yugoslavia and State Succession: Reflections on a Mediation.'

MR M. GRIFFITHS, UN Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs, New York (to be confirmed)
1 June: `Law, Politics, and Humanitarian Action.'

DR BYERS
8 June: `Custom, Power, and the Power of Rules.'

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LITERAE HUMANIORES

Archive of performances of Greek and Roman drama

PROFESSOR M. SMETHURST, Pittsburgh, will lecture at at 2.15 p.m. on Friday, 30 April, in the auditorium, Magdalen College.

Conveners: O.P. Taplin, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Classical Languages and Literature, and E.M. Hall, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer (CUF) in Classical Languages.

Subject: `The Japanese presence in Ninagawa's Medea.' (With videotape of a production of Yukio Ninagawa's cMedea\)

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Portuguese Graduate Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in Room T11, 47 Wellington Square.

Conveners: Professor T.F. Earle and Dr Madalena Gonçalves.

M. GUTERRES, Liverpool
6 May: `Pepetela e a questŝo da identidade.'

PROFESSOR F. MARTINHO, Lisbon
20 May: `Pessoa e a geraçŝo de 1950.'

PROFESSOR W. GALVŝO, Sŝo Paulo
3 June: `Minima mimica—a propósito de um conto de Guimarŝes Rosa.'

L. GOMES
17 June: `Os sonetos de Vasco Mousinho de Quevedo.'

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MODERN HISTORY

Commonwealth History Seminar: workshop on gender, `race', and empire

This workshop will be held on Friday, 14 May, 9.30 a.m.–4 p.m., in the Modern History Faculty Building.

Conveners: J.M. Brown, MA, D.Phil., Beit Professor of the History of the British Commonwealth, and M.A. Vaughan, MA, Professor of Commonwealth Studies.

B. BUSH, Staffordshire University
9.30 a.m.: `Britain's conscience on Africa: white women, race, and imperial politics in interwar Britain.'

J. LONSDALE, Cambridge
10.10 a.m.: `Decolonisation as a cultural revolution: new genders for new citizens.'

R. O'HANLON, Cambridge
11.30 a.m.: `Military sports and the martial body in India, .1750–1900.'

D. GAITSKELL, SOAS
1.30 p.m.: `Christian womanhood and the politics of the personal: mission encounters in twentieth-century South Africa.'

C. JANGBAHADUR
2.10 p.m.: `Remaking the Indian woman in Trinidad.'

PROFESSOR VAUGHAN
2.40 p.m.: `Slavery and the family in eighteenth- century Mauritius.'

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Seminar in medieval history

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Wharton Room, All Souls College.

Conveners: R.R. Davies, MA, D.Phil., Chichele Professor of Medieval History, and J.R.L. Maddicott, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer (CUF) in Modern History.

A. PANTOS
3 May: `Motlow and Spelberwe: the names and sites of Anglo-Saxon assembly places.'

B. SMITH, Bristol
10 May: to be announced.

P. SARRIS
17 May: `Late antique manorialism.'

P. FOURACRE, Goldsmiths' College, London
24 May: `The killing of bishops: a peculiarly Merovingian habit.'

E. ROBERTS
31 May: to be announced.

A. WILLIAMS, London
7 June: `Thegnly piety and ecclesiastical patronage, .950–1066.'

H. GITTOS
14 June: `Performing rites: the architectural setting of the Anglo-Saxon liturgy.'

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Social and economic history of the British Isles 1000–1600

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Wharton Room, All Souls College.

Conveners: Professor Rees Davies, Ralph Evans, Ros Faith, Nicholas Mayhew, and Pamela Nightingale.

J. GALLOWAY, IHR, London
5 May: `One market or many? London and the grain trade of England, \ c\.1300–1600.'

P. SCHOFIELD, Aberystwyth
12 May: `The social economy of the medieval village: Hinderclay at the beginning of the fourteenth century.'

YOKO MIYOSHI, Tokyo
19 May: `Orphans and widows in fourteenth-century London.'

G. VIRÁGOS
26 May: `Deduced from the artefact: what archaeology can add to the study of society.'

W. CHILDS, Leeds
2 June: `Medieval sea-fisheries and fishing fleets \ c\.1300–\ c\.1500.'

S. JENKS, Erlangen
9 June: `The Hanse and urban revolts in the Late Middle Ages.'

R. FAITH and M. RYAN (leading discussion)
16 June: discussion session.

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Collection and comparison in the sciences

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the History of Science and Technology Seminar Room, the Modern History Faculty Building.

Convener: J.A. Bennett, MA, Keeper of the Museum of the History of Science.

E. LEANEY
5 May: `The Museum of Irish Industry.'

PROFESSOR H. TORRENS, Keele
12 May: `Hidden history? Mineral prospecting in Britain.'

M. OLIVIER, Brigham Young University
19 May: `Binding the book of nature: microscopy as literature.'

C. HAYNES, East Anglia
26 May: `Comprehending diversity in a "Temple of Nature": Sir Ashton Lever's curatorial strategy at the Holophusikon, 1775–86.'

S. WERRETT, Cambridge
2 June: `The politics of "Proba": assaying nature and the state in eighteenth-century Russia.'

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MODERN HISTORY, SOCIAL STUDIES

The South African War: its causes, course, and consequences

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Jameson Room, Rhodes House.

Conveners: S. Trapido, MA, University Lecturer in the Government of New States, and I.R. Phimister, MA, University Lecturer in Commonwealth History.

P. CAIN, Sheffield Hallam
29 Apr.: `J.A. Hobson and the war in South Africa.' (Discussant: M. Freeden)

J. DARWIN and A. KNIGHT
6 May:
(J.D.) `The international context. "Oom Paul" and the Gouty Giant: South Africa and British World Policy.'
(A.K.) ` "Krugerism" in the New World: imperialism and nationalism in the Americas, 1895–1914.' (Discussant: A.G. Hopkins, Cambridge)

S. SWART and J. BEAUMONT
13 May:
(S.S.) `The Afrikaner opposition press in the Zuid Afrikaansche Republiek, 1891–9.'
(J.B.) `The British press on South Africa, December 1898– October 1899.' (Discussant: H. Callaway)

PROFESSOR J. BROWN
20 May: `The Boer War: an Indian perspective.' (Discussant: D. Washbrook)

B. MBENGA, North West University, South Africa
27 May: `The Bakgatla's role in the South African War and its impact on the Pilansberg.' (Discussant: P. la Hausse de Lalouviere, Cambridge)

K. MORGAN
3 June: ` "Britain's Vietnam?" Lloyd George, Keir Hardie, and the importance of the "pro-Boers".' (Discussant: D.E. Torrance, Mount Allison University, New Brunswick)

MR PHIMISTER
10 June: `Brokers and Boers. The City of London and the coming of the war in South Africa, 1895–99.' (Discussant: D. Kynaston)

DR TRAPIDO
17 June: `Percy Fitzpatrick and the ABC of the South African War. (Where A is for "Afrikanders", B is for British Supremacy, C is for Capitalists, and W is for Workers, white and black.' (Discussant: S. Marks, SOAS, and G. Williams)

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ORIENTAL STUDIES

Topics in Ancient Near Eastern Studies and Egyptology

The following seminars will be held at 3 p.m. on Tuesdays in Lecture Room 1, the Oriental Institute.

Conveners: J.R. Baines, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Egyptology, and S. Dalley, MA, Senior Research Fellow, Somerville College.

M. COENEN, Leuven
11 May: `Dating funerary papyri: an Oxford case study.'

H. MUENCH, Goettingen
18 May: `Hetepheres' tomb: an archaeological mystery.'

D. BROWN
25 May: `Cuneiform, astronomy, physics.'

J. LIGHTFOOT
8 June: `On the Syrian goddess.'

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PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Oxford Physics Colloquia

The following lectures will be given at 4.15 p.m. on Fridays in the Lindemann Lecture Theatre, the Clarendon Laboratory.

For details of the Cherwell-Simon Lecture (11 June), see above.

Conveners: R.J. Nicholas, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Physics, and G.G. Ross, MA, Professor of Theoretical Physics.

PROFESSOR J. MARCH-RUSSELL, CERN, Geneva
7 May: `New sub-millimetre dimensions and quantum gravity at the Te V scale.'

PROFESSOR J. ASHMORE, UCL
14 May: `The biophysics of hair cells: what is really going on inside the ear?'

PROFESSOR P. BELTON, Institute of Food Research, Norwich
28 May: `Non-invasive spectroscopy of foodstuffs.'

PROFESSOR T. MULLIN, Manchester
4 June: `Patterns in the sand.'

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Seminars in Condensed Matter Physics

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Simon Room, the Clarendon Laboratory.

DR R.W. MARTIN, Strathclyde
29 Apr.: `Localisation and light emission in indium gallium nitride.'

PROFESSOR C.M. DOBSON
6 May: `Protein folding—bringing together theory and experiment.'

DR J. GOFF
13 May: `Magnetism and superconductivity in light rare-earth superlattices.'

DR U. BOCKELMANN, École Normale Supérieure, Paris
20 May: `Force measurements on single DNA molecules: the mechanical opening of the double helix.'

DR N.J. JOHNSON
27 May: `Two's company, three's a crowd: many-body games in biological systems.'

DR D. SMITH
3 June: `Non-equilibrium dynamics of high temperature superconductors.'

DR D.H. COBDEN, Oersted Laboratory, Copenhagen
10 June: `One-dimensional transport in carbon nanotubes.'

DR R. MURRAY, Imperial College, London
17 June: `Self-assembled quantum dots—will they be useful?'

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Materials Modelling Laboratory Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 12 noon on Fridays in Lecture Room 7, the Engineering and Technology Building.

Conveners: A.P. Sutton, MA, Professor of Materials Science, and S.G. Roberts, MA, University Lecturer in Materials Science.

PROFESSOR J.M. BALL
30 Apr.: `Homogenisation and other methods for reconciling models at different length scales.'

DR J.M. YEOMANS
7 May: `Modelling of complex fluids.'

PROFESSOR R.W. EVANS, Swansea
14 May: `Process modelling in a metallurgical environment.'

DR M.S.P. SANSOM
21 May: `Using simulations to explore the dynamic properties of membrane proteins.'

DR A.C. FOWLER
28 May: `Modelling mushy zones.'

DR P. LYNE
4 June: `Simulation of chemical reactions in the condensed phase.'

PROFESSOR C.B. BUCKNALL, Cranfield
11 June: `Modelling of dilatational yielding in rigid polymers containing a dispersed elastomeric phase.' (Interdepartmental Polymer Seminar)

PROFESSOR A. WHEELER, Southampton
18 June: `Modelling microstructure with phase-field models.' (In association with OCIAM)

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Department of Materials

The following colloquia will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Hume-Rothery Lecture Theatre, the Department of Materials.

Conveners: P.R. Wilshaw, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in the Electrical and Magnetic Properties of Materials, and G.A.D. Briggs, MA, Reader in Materials.

PROFESSOR B. DERBY, UMIST
29 Apr.: `High temperature neutron reflection experiments: characterisation of liquid/solid interfaces.'

PROFESSOR T. PAGE, Newcastle
6 May: `Uses and abuses of nanoindentation—studies of ceramics and coated systems.' (Provisional title)

PROFESSOR A. EKART
13 May: `Quantum computation and communication, theory and experiments.' (Interdepartmental Condensed Matter Seminar)

PROFESSOR M. MILES, Bristol
20 May: `Force microscopy in polymers: high-resolution imaging, crystallisation, and properties.' (Interdepartmental Polymer Seminar)

PROFESSOR M. LORETTO, Birmingham
27 May: `Processing properties and microstructure of some TiAl alloys.'

PROFESSOR B. TANNER, Durham
3 June: `X-ray scattering from magnetic multilayers.'(Interdepartmental Condensed Matter Seminar)

DR J. VENABLES, Arizona State
10 June: `Epitaxial growth processes—what do we really want to know?'

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Interdepartmental Polymer Seminars

The following seminars will take place as shown.

Convener: C.P. Buckley, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in Engineering Science.

PROFESSOR M. MILES, Bristol, will give a seminar at 2.15 p.m. on Thursday, 20 May, in the Hume-Rothery Lecture Theatre, the Department of Materials.
Subject: `Force microscopy of polymers: high resolution imaging, crystallisation, and properties.'

MR P. SODEN, University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, will give a seminar at 1.10 p.m. on Monday, 24 May, in Lecture Room 8, the Engineering and Technology Building, the Department of Engineering Science.
Subject: `Strength of filament-wound polymer matrix composite structures.'

PROFESSOR C. BUCKNALL, Cranfield University, will give a seminar at 12 noon on Friday, 11 June, in Lecture Room 7, the Engineering and Technology Building, the Department of Engineering Science.
Subject: `Modelling of dilatational yielding in rigid polymers containing a dispersed elastomeric phase.'

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PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Pharmacology and Anatomical Neuropharmacology Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Lecture Theatre, the Department of Pharmacology.

DR E.P. SEWARD, Bristol
4 May: `Modulation of the Ca2+ regulated exocytosis by heterotrimetic G protein coupled receptors.'

PROFESSOR G. HENDERSON, Bristol
11 May: `P2X purinoceptors on CNS neurones.'

DR P. EMSON, Cambridge
18 May: `Calbindin: a memorable protein.'

PROFESSOR C. WILSON, Tennessee
25 May: `Convergence and divergence of corticostriatal connections: implications for information processing.'

PROFESSOR I. WILLIAMS, Bath
1 June: `Chronic hypoxia and lung reactivity.'

PROFESSOR D. FITZGERALD, Centre for Cardiovascular Science, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin
8 June: `Cyclo-oxygenase-2: good cop, bad cop.'

PROFESSOR A. DOLPHIN, University College, London
15 June: `Neuronal voltage gated calcium channels: expression and G protein modulation.'

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PSYCHOLOGICAL STUDIES

Cognitive Science Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in Room C113, the Department of Experimental Psychology.

DR R. GOMEZ
29 Apr.: `What artificial grammar learning tells us about language acquisition.'

DR D. BISHOP
6 May: `Genes, sex, and memory: the state of Turner Syndrome.'

PROFESSOR P. BRYANT and S. SQUIRE
13 May: `The growth of children's mathematical understanding.'

PROFESSOR L. WEISKRANTZ
20 May: `Pupil employment and di-vision of labour. Beta late than never.'

DR K. NOBRE
27 May: `Orienting attention in time.'

PROFESSOR P. HARRIS
3 June: `Children's causal judgements: thoughts about what could have happened but didn't.'

PROFESSOR B. DE GELDER
10 June: to be announced.

PROFESSOR G. CLARIDGE
17 June: `The "two faces" of psychology: schizotypy as an example.'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR ADVANCED MATERIALS AND COMPOSITES

Industrial Lecture

PROFESSOR C. BRADLEY, Sharp Laboratories Europe Ltd., will deliver the OCAMAC Industrial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 14 May, in Lecture Room 1, the Thom Building, the Department of Engineering Science.

Subject: `Electronic innovations for the new millennium.'

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RESEARCH LABORATORY FOR ARCHAEOLOGY

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

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

M. PARKER-PEARSON, Sheffield
6 May: `Shipwreck and slavery: archaeology and history in eighteenth-century Madagascar.'

J. ROSENBAUM, Reading
27 May: `The City of David waterworks: a geological and engineering overview.'

R. BARNES
3 June: `Radiocarbon dating the Golden Goose: Indian trade textiles in the Indian Ocean?'

J. BLAIR
10 June: `Dating Anglo-Saxon burials after grave goods: the Bampton Churchyard Project.'

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ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM

William Cohn Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR R.W. BAGLEY, Princeton, will deliver the William Cohn Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 5 May, in the Headley Lecture Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum.

Subject: `Bells, scales, and pitch standards: the archaeology of music in ancient China.'

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Public lecture

LORD ROTHSCHILD will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 4 May, in the Taylor Institution Lecture Theatre. Admission is free.

Subject: `The creation of Waddesdon.'

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Other lectures

The following lectures will be given at 6.30 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Ashmolean Museum. Admission is free.

DR C. BROWN
30 June: `Dutch and Flemish paintings in the Ashmolean.'

DR R. MOOREY
7 July: `Archaeological approaches to the Bible in the Ashmolean.'

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BATE COLLECTION OF MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

Cornucopia: a celebration of Oxford's musical collections

The following gallery talks will be held at 1.15 p.m. on Tuesdays. Admission costs £1.50. To book for the first two talks, telephone (2)78015; for the final talk, telephone (2)86261.

LISHA LI
4 May, Ashmolean Museum: `The Chinese lute in the Tang Period.'

AHMED ABDHALRANIM
1 June, Ashmolean Museum: `The lute, oud.'

J. SAVAN
6 July, Christ Church Picture Gallery: `Two courtly cornetts.'

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INSTITUTE FOR CHINESE STUDIES

China Research Seminar

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in room 207, the Institute for Chinese Studies (the Clarendon Press Institute).

LI MINGHUAN, International Institute of Asian Studies, the Netherlands
29 Apr.: `Wenzhou people in the Netherlands and their home communities.'

CHAN WINGMING (Chen Yongming), Hong Kong Baptist University
6 May, room 206, CPI: `From Di to Tian: the change in the ancient Chinese concept of God.'

S. BRANDTST-DTER, Free University, Berlin
13 May: `Divergent trajectories: state–village relations and the moral economy of gender in China and Taiwan.'

M. COHEN, Columbia
20 May, Lecture Theatre, Nissan Institute: `Local religion, lineage culture, and lineage organisations in late imperial China: the Guangdong–Taiwan connection during the Qing dynasty.'

R. PHILLIPS, Auckland
27 May: `The failure in Rehe (Jehol): resistance, nationalism, and weakness in 1933.'

N. PÁL
3 June: `New Chinese migrants in Europe: the case of Hungary in the nineties.

J. BAYNE
10 June: `Consuming passions? The illustrated wall calendar in contemporary China.'

WU SONGDI, Fudan
17 June: `Three southward movements of the northern population and the formation and development of the south's Han Chinese.' (In Chinese)

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COMPUTING LABORATORY

Numerical Analysis Group

The following seminars will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursdays in the OUCL Lecture Theatre, unless indicated otherwise. Co-ordinators: J.D.P. Donnelly/J. Scott (RAL). Further information is available from Shirley Day (telephone: Oxford (2)73885).

PROFESSOR C. JOHNSON, Utah
29 Apr.: `Interactive simulation and visualisation: applications to large-scale computational problems.'

DR E. SÜLI
6 May: `A posteriori error analysis for stabilised finite element approximations of transport problems.'

DR L. TUCKERMAN, Paris
Tue. 11 May, 2 p.m.: `Stability analysis of perturbed plane Couette flow.'

PROFESSOR J. BUNCH, UCSD
20 May: `Least squares and total least squares.'

DR J. GONDZIO, Edinburgh
27 May, 2 p.m., RAL: `Exploiting structure in the linear algebra of interior point methods.'

PROFESSOR M. BARNSLEY, Melbourne
3 June: to be announced.

PROFESSOR S. STRANG, MIT
10 June: `Partly random graphs and small world networks.'

DR T. DRISCOLL, Colorado
17 June: `Staggered time integrators for wave equations.'

PROFESOR R. GLOWINSKI, Houston
Mon. 21 June, 2.30 p.m.: `A wave-like equation approach for incompressible viscous flow. Application to Newtonian and viscoelastic particulate flow.'

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CENTRE FOR EUROPEAN POLITICS, ECONOMICS, AND SOCIETY

The coherence of the EU as a polity

A workshop in this series will be held on Friday, 30 April, 2–5 p.m., in the Seminar Room, Nuffield College. All are welcome.

Further information is available from Jane Wyatt, Social Studies Faculty, and from the Centre's Web site, http://www.ssfc.ox.ac.uk/cepes/Seminar.html.

Convener: J. Richardson, Director of the Centre.

A. HERITIER, Max Planck Institute, Bonn, and European University Institute, Florence
2 p.m.: `General interest services in the European Union.'

M. SMITH, Loughborough
3.30 p.m.: `European Union commercial policy: between coherence and fragmentation.'

Note: the seminars advertised for 7 May (Pollack) and 14 May (Stone Sweet) have been postponed to Michaelmas Term.

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OXFORD INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RESEARCH CENTRE

Intellectual property in the new millennium

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

Convener: D. Vaver, MA, Reuters Professor of Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law.

DR M. SPENCE
4 May: `Comparative advertising and the law.'

PROFESSOR J.O. LANJOVW, Yale
11 May: `The introduction of pharmaceutical product patents in India: "heartless exploitation of the poor and suffering"?'

PROFESSOR C. TAPPER
18 May: `Intellectual property rights in databases.'

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NISSAN INSTITUTE OF JAPANESE STUDIES

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Lecture Theatre, the Nissan Institute.

DR M. REBICK
30 Apr.: `The Japanese labour market: can we expect significant change?'

DR R. GOODMAN
7 May: `Child protection and child abuse: the changing scene in Japan in the 1990s.'

DR S. DODD, SOAS
14 May: `The writer Kunikida Doppo and the "furusato" (home village) ideal in the mid-Meiji period of the late nineteenth century.'

DR M. WILLIAMS, Leeds
21 May: `To adapt or not to adapt, that is (not really) the question: Hamlet in Meiji Japan.'

PROFESSOR D. ROBINSON, Smith College, Massachusetts
28 May: `The origins of the Japanese constitution: a joint conspiracy.'

DR R. SIDDLE, Sheffield
4 June: `Being and becoming Ainu: the culture of Japan's indigenous people.'

PROFESSOR KAZUO SAKAMOTO, Kokugakuin University, Tokyo
11 June: `Transforming the Japanese monarchy along with the popularisation of society: Crown Prince Hirohito and his court in the late Taisho period.' (In Japanese, with a summary distributed in English)

DR A.G. MULGAN, New South Wales
18 June: `Japan's leaderless state.'

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QUEEN ELIZABETH HOUSE

South Asian History seminars

The following seminars will be held in Queen Elizabeth House. Unless otherwise indicated, they will take place at 2.15 p.m. on Tuesdays.

Further information is available from the Secretary to the Indian Studies Centre, St Antony's College (telephone: Oxford (2)74559, e-mail: collette.caffrey@sant.ox.ac.uk).

R. CHAKRAVARTI, Calcutta
4 May: `Nakhudas and Nauvittakas: ship owner merchants in the West India coast AD 1000–1500.'

K. VELUTHAT, Mangalore
Thur. 13 May, 5 p.m., Blackhall Seminar Room: `Mahodayapuram-Kodungallur: a capital city as a sacred centre in medieval Kerala.'

F. AZIM, Dhaka and SOAS
18 May: `The poetry of Torudutt and a rewriting of the Indian woman.'

D. KUMAR, JNU
25 May: `Science–society interface: some issues in the context of colonial India.'

M. MINES, California and LSE; J.-L. RACINE, Paris; J. RACINE, Paris; R. O'HANLON, Cambridge; S. SUBRAHMANYAM, Paris; and D. WASHBROOK
Fri. 4 June, 11 a.m., Library Wing Seminar Room: `Life histories.' (Workshop, in association with SOAS)

R. CHANDAVARKAR, Cambridge
8 June: `Class and the politics of identity in twentieth-century India.'

M. RADHAKRISHNAN, Delhi
15 June: `Criminal tribes in colonia Madras: problems in writing alternative histories.'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR SOCIO-LEGAL STUDIES

Visitors' seminar series

The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Fridays in the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies.

DR M. STEINBERG, Smith College, Northampton, USA
30 Apr.: `The puzzle of master and servant law in mid- Victorian England.'

MS G. CENTINEO, Palermo
7 May: `A comparative study of marriage and the Family Law Act 1996 and the Italian Family Law Reform of 1975, with specific reference to its affect on the role of the lawyer.'

MS C. SAWYER, Bristol
21 May: `Individualism, parentalism, and the legal processes: the identity of the child in family proceedings towards the millennium.'

DR M. VOGEL, Michigan
28 May: `A comparative/historical study of the role of law in the process of democratic state formation in England, France, and the United States.'

MR J. CORNWELL, Senior Partner, Dawson Cornwell & Co., London
4 June: `Pensions on divorce.'

PROFESSOR S. ZIFCAK, Deputy Chair, International Commission of Jurists (Australian Section), and Associate Professor, La Trobe University
11 June: `Globalism or imperialism: analysing the International Commission of Jurists' human rights mission to Indonesia.'

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Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy

Contemporary research in media law and policy

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

C. SHAW
5 May: `Regulation? What regulation? Quandaries in broadcasting.'

DR R. TSAGAROUSIANOU, University of Westminster
12 May: `Gone to the market? The development of Asian and Greek-Cypriot community media in Britain.'

K. BOEHRINGER, New South Wales
19 May: `Corporate responsibility in the communications field.'

H. THORGEIRSDOTTIR, Lund
26 May: `International law and freedom within the press.'

M. HEINS, Cambridge
2 June: `What's wrong with ratings and filters? An argument for minors' free expression rights.'

F. BURNETT, University of Westminster
9 June: `Journal publishing in the electronic era: copyright practices and the dissemination of scientific information.'

DR C. JONES, Oklahoma
1 June: `The evolution of media concentration regulation in the US: pluralism and commercial broadcasting.'

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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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KEBLE COLLEGE

Eric Symes Abbott Memorial Lecture

THE RT. HON. DAME ELIZABETH BUTLER-SLOSS will deliver the Eric Symes Abbott Memorial Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Friday, 7 May, in the chapel, Keble College.

Subject: `Who is to judge? The role of the judiciary in ethical issues.'

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PEMBROKE COLLEGE

Blackstone Lecture

PROFESSOR P.B.A. BIRKS, Regius Professor of Civil Law, will deliver the twenty-third Blackstone Lecture at 11.30 a.m. on Saturday, 15 May, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

Subject: `Rights, wrongs, and remedies.'

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Asian Studies Centre

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

PROFESSOR A. STOCKWIN
4 May: `Are the Japanese natural isolationists in Asia? The influence of the political system.'

PROFESSOR M. LEIFER, LSE
11 May: `Economic turmoil and political outcomes in East Asia.'

DR P. CAREY
18 May: `Indonesia: from financial crises to political revisions.'

DR A. FOSTER-CARTER, Leeds
25 May: `Intervening to free markets: Thatcherism with Korean characteristics.'

MR. L. GOODSTADT, former Head, Central Policy Unit, Hong Kong Government
1 June: `China and Hong Kong: the unnecessary crises.'

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ST CROSS COLLEGE

Visiting Fellow Lecture 1999

PROFESSOR DR H. RIKHOF, Catholic University of Utrecht, will deliver the Visiting Fellow Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 10 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Changing perspectives: approaching the Trinity.'

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TRINITY COLLEGE

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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UNIVERSITY COLLEGE

750th anniversary, 1249–1999

Builders of the Millennium Lecture Series

LUCIANO VIOLANTE, President, the Italian Chamber of Deputies, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 1 June, in the Old Library, All Souls College.

Subject: `The fight against organised crime under the rule of law.' (H.L.A. Hart Memorial Lecture)

PROFESSOR HANS TIETMEYER, President, the Bundesbank, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 3 June, in the Sheldonian Theatre.

Subject: `Economic convergence and monetary union.'

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OXFORD ITALIAN ASSOCIATION

Lectures

The following lectures will be held at 7.45 for 8 p.m. on the days shown. Admission is £1 for members, £2 for non-members (students free). For further information, telephone Oxford 377479.

DR J. WILKS
Tue. 18 May, Pauling Centre for Human Sciences, 58 Banbury Road: `Italian battlegrounds in the Alps during World War One.'

DR N. DAVIDSON
Wed. 26 May, Mary Ogilvie Theatre, St Anne's: `Patrons or parasites? The cultural history of Renaissance Venice.'

DR T. ROWLEY
Thur. 3 June, Mary Ogilvie Theatre, St Anne's: `The Normans in Sicily.'

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Other meetings

The following will be held at 7.45 for 8 p.m. on Thursdays. Admission to the film-showing is £1 for members, £2 for non-members (students free); admission to the 6 May event is free.

29 Apr., Rewley House Theatre: showing of film `Schermo a tre punti' (no subtitles).

6 May, No. 48 Common Room, St Anne's: conversazione in italiano, `La Calabria.'

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