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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JAMES FORD SPECIAL LECTURES IN BRITISH HISTORY

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, London School of Economics
13 Nov.: `Going native, telling tales: captivities and collaborations in an age of empire.'

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FORD'S LECTURES IN BRITISH HISTORY

Use and delight: environmental history in Northern England since 1600

PROFESSOR T.C. SMOUT, Historiographer Royal of Scotland and Director, the Institute for Environmental History, University of St Andrews, will deliver the Ford's Lectures in British History at 5 p.m. on Fridays in Hilary Term, in the Examination Schools.

22 Jan.: `Use and delight: continuity and change in attitude to nature.'

29 Jan.: `Woods of imagination and reality.'

5 Feb.: `Making and using the soil.'

12 Feb.: `Commanding the waters.'

19 Feb.: `The fragile hill.'

26 Feb.: `The quarrel over the countryside.'

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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.

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

Subject: `Barriers to innovation.'

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CLINICAL MEDICINE

Geratology Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Seminar Room, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

Convener: D.S. Fairweather, MA, University Lecturer in Clinical Geratology.

DR J.B. SALMON
4 Nov.: `Interface between intensive care and general medicine.'

PROFESSOR SIR JOHN GRIMLEY EVANS
18 Nov.: `The geriatrician in the first half of the twenty-first century.'

MR J. SALMON
25 Nov.: `Cataracts and senile macular degeneration.'

DR P. MAXWELL
2 Dec.: `Renal replacement treatment in the elderly.'

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Annual Joint Gynaecology and Oncology Meeting

The following papers will be given at the Annual Joint Gynaecology and Oncology Meeting, to be held on Wednesday, 11 November, in the Institute of Molecular Medicine. The meeting will close at 4.30 p.m.

MR W.P. SOUTTER, Hammersmith Hospital
2 p.m.: `Critical review of surgery in vulval cancer.'

DR I. STRATFORD, Manchester
2.25 p.m.: `Hypoxia and cancer—new drugs.'

MR S. MANEK
2.50 p.m.: `Recent advances in cervical cancer screening.'

DR B. JONES, Clatterbridge Cancer Centre, Liverpool
3.15 p.m.: `Recent advances in brachytherapy in cervical cancer.'

DR A. FIANDER, Llandough Hospital, Penarth
3.45 p.m.: `HPV directed vaccine therapy for cervical cancer.'

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University Department of Clinical Pharmacology

The following seminars will be held at 4 p.m. on Mondays in the Cairns Seminar Suite, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

DR N.M.J. RUPNIAK, Merck Sharp & Dohme Neuroscience Research Centre, Harlow
16 Nov.: `Novel mechanism for antidepressant activity by blockade of central substance P receptors.'

DR S. HUME, Hammersmith Hospital
7 Dec.: `in vivo imaging of rat brain using PET.'

DR I. BERMUDEZ, Brookes University
14 Dec.: `An investigation of the relationship between the convulsant and barbiturate site in the human GABAA receptor.'

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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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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

PROFESSOR VALERIO MAGRELLI, Rome, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 4 November, in the Ground-Floor Lecture Room, the Taylor Institution Annexe, 47 Wellington Square. Jamie Mackendrick, translator of Professor Magrelli's poetry, will also take part.

Those wishing to attend are asked to note that the meeting will take place in 47 Wellington Square, and not, as previously notified, in the Taylor Institution.

Convener: D. Zancani, MA, Faculty Lecturer in Italian.

Subject: `Tradizione dell'avanguardia o avanguardia della tradizione.'

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Romance Linguistics Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in 47 Wellington Square. Anyone interested in Romance and/or general linguistics—whether or not specialising in these areas—is invited to attend.

Convener: Professor Martin Maiden (telephone: (2)70488, e-mail: martin.maiden@mod-langs.ox.ac.uk).

DR M. WHEELER, Sussex
12 Nov.: `Syncope and apocope in the history of Catalan: can optimality help?'

DR J. CREMONA, Cambridge
19 Nov.: `The Mediterranean lingua franca.'

PROFESSOR L. SCHOSLER, Copenhagen
26 Nov.: `Permanence and variation in verb valency. Reflections on verb construction in Latin, Old French, and Modern French.'

R. FOLLI
3 Dec.: `Causative/inchoative alternations in Italian.'

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Commemorating the first voyage to India, 1498--1998

DR JOHN VILLIERS, Royal Asiatic Society, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 5 November, in the Ground Floor Lecture Room, 47 Wellington Square.

Subject: 'Prester John, the St Thomas Christians and the Enterprise of the Indies.'

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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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History and identity

The following lectures will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Conduit Room, New College.

Conveners: Ruth Harris, MA, D.Phil., Fellow of New College, and Megan Vaughan, MA, Ph.D., Professor of Commonwealth Studies.

OLWEN HUFTON
3 Nov.: `Identity and the purse: Popes and Cardinals as donors in early-modern Rome.'

ADRIAN LYTTLETON, Pisa
10 Nov.: `New reflections on Italian national identity.'

RUTH WATSON
17 Nov.: `Chiefs, thieves, and strangers: criminal identities in early colonial Ibadan.'

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ORIENTAL STUDIES

Medieval Studies Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in Lecture Room 1, the Oriental Institute.

Conveners: J.S. Meisami, MA, University Lecturer in Persian, and W.L. Treadwell, MA, Samir Shamma Lecturer in Islamic Numismatics.

PROFESSOR R. BULLIET, Columbia
3 Nov.: `Ass symbolism in Mediterranean culture.'

PROFESSOR B. LAWRENCE, Duke University
10 Nov.: `Revisiting the Ternary Myth: does the classical–medieval-modern periodisation fit the evidence of South Asian Sufism?'

PROFESSOR G.J.H. VAN GELDER
17 Nov.: `Arab buffoons: marginal people at the centre.'

DR F.M. CORRAO, Naples
24 Nov.: `Laughter, festival, and rebirth in the Early Mamluk Age: Ibn Daniyal's shadow plays.'

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ORIENTAL STUDIES, THEOLOGY

Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR D.J.A. CLINES, University of Sheffield, will deliver a Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 9 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Making waves gently: the contribution of R.N. Whybray to Old Testament studies today.'

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PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Civil Engineering Colloquia

The following colloquia will be held at 2 p.m. on Fridays in Lecture Room 8, the Engineering and Technology Building. Visitors from outside Oxford are advised to telephone Oxford (2)73162 prior to travelling to confirm that there have been no late changes and to book parking permits, if required.

Convener: G.T. Houlsby, MA, Professor of Civil Engineering.

DR S. JACKMAN
30 Oct.: `Combining electrokinesis and bioremediation for the treatment of contaminated land.'

DR R. GONZALEZ
13 Nov.: `Consolidation of gassy solids.'

DR C.E. AUGARDE
20 Nov.: `Modelling tunnelling processes—analysis using parallel methods.'

PROFESSOR HOULSBY
4 Nov.: `A thermodynamics basis for plasticity theory.'

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PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Pharmacology and anatomical neuropharmacology seminars

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on the days shown in the Lecture Theatre, the Department of Pharmacology. They will take place on Tuesdays, unless indicated otherwise.

DR S. HERING, Institute for Biochemistry and Pharmacology, Innsbruck
Wed. 4 Nov.: `Common molecular determinants of calcium channel block and inactivation: coincidence or key for understanding?'

DR P. LANGTON, Bristol
10 Nov.: `Chloride transport and the myogenic contraction of rat cerebral resistance arteries—what we think we know and how to go forward.'

DR J. LACKIE, Director, Yamanouchi Research Institute, Oxford
17 Nov.: `Drug targets: are there many left?'

PROFESSOR M. ASHFORD, Aberdeen
24 Nov.: `Oxidative stress activates a novel non-selective cation channel: dire consequences for the cell.'

DR B. ROBERTSON, Imperial College
1 Dec.: `Voltage-gated K channels: from subtypes to synapses.'

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SOCIAL STUDIES

DR N.P. BOWLES will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 3 November, in the Chester Room, Nuffield College.

Convener: B.E. Shafer, MA, Mellon Professor of American Government.

Subject: `The politics of Congressional conflict in the Nixon presidency.'

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WELLCOME UNIT FOR THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE

History of tropical medicine and infectious diseases

The following seminars will be given at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Seminar Room, the Wellcome Unit, 47 Banbury Road.

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

DR R. PACKARD, Emory University, USA
10 Nov.: `Malaria eradication in Africa.' (In association with St Antony's College)

DR M. HARRISON and DR M. WORBOYS, Sheffield Hallam University
24 Nov.: `Smallpox eradication in India.' (In association with Green College)

EMERITUS PROFESSOR W. PETERS, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, and DR H. POWER, Liverpool
8 Dec.: `Drug resistance in the tropics.' (In association with Green College)

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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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ORIEL COLLEGE AND FACULTY OF LITERAE HUMANIORES

PROFESSOR A.J. WOODMAN, Durham, will lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Thursday, 12 November, in Lecture Room 2 (Staircase 18, Island site), Oriel College.

Convener: C.S. Kraus, MA, University Lecturer (CUF) in Classical Languages.

Subject: `Making history: the heading of the Res Gestae.'

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ST ANNE'S COLLEGE

Hoskins Lecture

DR I. SCARGILL, University Lecturer in Geography and Fellow of St Edmund Hall, will deliver the eighth Hoskins Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 10 November, in the Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's College.

The annual lecture, in honour of Professor William G. Hoskins, on some aspect of local history, has been generously endowed by the late Mrs Jean Duffield.

Subject: `The landscape of Oxford's Green Belt.'

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WOLFSON COLLEGE

Ronald Syme Lecture

PROFESSOR G. BOWERSOCK, School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton University, will deliver the annual Ronald Syme Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 5 November, in the Hall, Wolfson College.

Subject: `Tacitus and Pushkin.'

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