Lectures

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CHERWELL–SIMON LECTURE 2000

PROFESSOR FRANCIS HALZEN, Director, Institute for Elementary Particle Physics Research, University of Wisconsin—Madison, will deliver the Cherwell–Simon Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Friday, 9 June, in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, the Clarendon Laboratory.

Subject: `Neutrino astronomy: Antarctic dreams.'

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CLARENDON LECTURES IN MANAGEMENT STUDIES

The Internet galaxy: reflections on the Internet, business, and society

PROFESSOR M. CASTELLS, Professor of Sociology, University of California, Berkeley, will deliver the Clarendon Lectures in Management Studies at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building. The lectures are open to the public, and admission is free.

The Clarendon Lectures in Management Studies are sponsored by the Oxford University Press and the Saïd Business School.

Mon. 12 June: `Internet and the network society.'

Tue. 13 June: `Internet and the new economy.'

Wed. 14 June: `The Internet as the socio-technical medium of the information age.' (Followed by discussion)

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PROFESSOR OF POETRY

The end of the poem (lectures for the academic year 2000–1)

PROFESSOR PAUL MULDOON will lecture at 5 p.m. on the following Tuesdays in the Examination Schools.

Tue. 31 Oct.: `The end of the poem: "12 O'Clock News" by Elizabeth Bishop.'

Tue. 23 Jan. 2001: `The end of the poem: "I tried to think a lonelier thing" by Emily Dickinson.'

Tue. 8 May 2001: `The end of the poem: "I Remember" by Stevie Smith.'

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CLINICAL MEDICINE

Litchfield Lecture with Title

PROFESSOR J.D. MINNA, University of Texas, will deliver the Litchfield Lecture with Title at 3 p.m. on Thursday, 15 June, in the Seminar Room, the Institute of Molecular Medicine.

Subject: `The molecular pathogenesis of lung cancer.'

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Department of Clinical Neurology

PROFESSOR GARY ROSENBERG, Professor of Neurology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, will lecture at 3 p.m. on Monday, 5 June, in the ASC Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

Convener: M.M. Esiri, DM, Professor of Neuropathology.

Subject: `Role of metalloproteinases in cerebral ischaemia.'

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LITERAE HUMANIORES

PROFESSOR RENATE SCHLESIER, Professor of Kulturwissenschaftliche Anthropologie, University of Padeborn, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 15 June, in the Seminar Room, Corpus Christi College.

Conveners: R.G. Osborne, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Greek History, and R.C.T. Parker, MA, D.Phil., Wykeham Professor of Ancient History.

Subject: `Dionysus and the Underworld.'

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The Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama

PROFESSOR FROMA ZEITLIN will lecture at 3.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 14 June, in the Headley Lecture Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum.

Convener: 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: `Dionysus in '69.'

The lecture will be illustrated with video extracts of the production. A party in Professor Zeitlin's honour will be held afterwards in the Classics Centre, 67 St Giles'.

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SOCIAL STUDIES

PROFESSOR RICHARD JOHNSTON, Annenberg School of Communications, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 6 June, in the Clay Room, Nuffield College.

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

Subject: `Dynamics of the 2000 presidential primaries: evidence from the Annenberg Study.'

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ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM

Millennium Lecture Series: Facing Forward, Looking Back

DR J. RAWSON, Warden of Merton College, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 9 June, in the Oxford Playhouse. Admission costs £2.50. For further enquiries, telephone Oxford 798600.

Subject: `Mountains of the mind: contrasts in Chinese and western landscape painting.'

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DEPARTMENT OF BIOCHEMISTRY

Rodney Porter Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR R.A. LEARNER, Scripps Research Institute, will deliver the third Rodney Porter Memorial Lecture at 4 p.m. on Thursday, 15 June, in the University Museum. The lecture will be followed by a champagne reception. All members of the University are welcome to attend.

Subject: `Antibodies yesterday, antibodies today, antibodies tomorrow.'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR BRAZILIAN STUDIES

The Brazilian Cinema

This conference will be held in Wadham College on Friday, 2 June, and Saturday, 3 June.

Friday, 2 June

Part I: the Brazilian Film Industry

10.15 a.m.–12.45 p.m.: Financing films in Brazil and the UK

Brazilian participants: DR JOSÉ ÁLVARO MOISÉS, Secretário do Audiovisual, Ministério da Cultura, and Brazilian director/producer MR CARLOS DIEGUES. (British participants to be announced.)


Part II, 2.15–4 p.m.: Brazilian cinema: roots of the present, perspectives for the future

PROFESSOR ISMAIL XAVIER, Universidade de São Paulo (keynote address): `Brazilian cinema in the 1990s: the unexpected encounter and the resentful character.' (Discussant: Professor John King, University of Warwick)


Panel 1, 4.30–6 p.m.: Sertão and favela: yesterday and today

PROFESSOR JOHN GLEDSON, Liverpool: `Issued raised by Central Station.'

DR LÚCIA NAGIB, UNICAMP and PUC-SP: `Paths to Utopia—an analysis of The First Day.'

DR IVANA BENTES, UFRJ: `The sertão and the favela in contemporary Brazilian films.'


Saturday, 3 June

Panel 2, 9.30–11 a.m.: Romantic comedies and other popular genres

DR STEPHANIE DENNISON, Leeds: `Nelson Rodrigues into film: two adaptations of O Beijo no Asfalto.'

DR LISA SHAW, Leeds: `The "Chanchada" of the 1950s and notions of popular identity.'

DR MARIA ESTHER MACIEL, UFMG: `An oblique gaze: humour and irony in Helvécio Ratton's Amor & Cia.'


Panel 3, 11.30 a.m.–1 p.m.: Political cinema in a depoliticised world

DR JOÃO LUIZ VIEIRA, UFF: `A cinema of resistance—politics in some recent Brazilian films.'

PROFESSOR LAURA MULVEY, Birkbeck College, London: to be announced.

DR FERNÃO RAMOS, UNICAMP: `Images and representation of popular culture in Brazilian cinema.'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

Themes in Muslim Politics: change of date

The seminar in the `Themes in Muslim Politics' series by PROFESSOR MARTIN VAN BRUINESSEN, University of Utrecht, originally announced to take place on 7 June, will now take place on cThursday, 8 June\ (5 p.m.), in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies.

Subject: `Ulama, Muslim intellectuals, and politics.'

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UNIVERSITY LABORATORY OF PHYSIOLOGY

Seminar

PROFESSOR DAVID EISNER, University of Manchester, will give a seminar at 4 p.m. on Monday, 12 June, in the Sherrington Room, the University Laboratory of Physiology.

Subject: `How is the amplitude of the systolic calcium transient controlled in the heart?'

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Feldberg Foundation for Anglo-German Scientific Exchange Prize Lecture

PROFESSOR THOMAS JENTSCH will deliver the Feldberg Foundation Prize Lecture at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, 7 June, in the Large Lecture Theatre, the University Laboratory of Physiology.

Subject: `Hyperexcitability and beyond: diseases due to Cl and K+ channel mutations.'

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QUEEN ELIZABETH HOUSE

Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women

Judy Kimble Memorial Lecture

BIENCE GAWANAS, Parliamentary Commissioner, Namibia, will lecture at 5 p.m. Thursday, 15 June, in St Antony's College. This lecture is co- sponsored by the Judy Kimble Memorial Fund and the Professor of Race Relations.

Subject: `Women in political transformation in southern Africa.'

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DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS

Corcoran Memorial Lectures

PROFESSOR B.W. SILVERMAN, University of Bristol, will lecture at 4 p.m. on Friday, 9 June in the Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's College.

Subject: `Using wavelet methods to fit models for time- -frequency dependence.'

After tea, Professor Silverman will present the Corcoran Memorial Prize and the prizewinner will then lecture, 5.30--6 p.m. The lectures will be followed by a reception at 6 p.m.

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ALL SOULS COLLEGE

PROFESSOR J.P. CARLEY, Professor of English, York University, Toronto, and Visiting Fellow, All Souls College, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 16 June, in the Old Library, All Souls College.

Subject: ` "An excellent oratour and poet, moreover a man lerned in many sondrye languages": John Leland, All Souls, and his other university connections.'

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GREEN COLLEGE

Alan Emery Lecture

J. NEWSOM-DAVIS, Professor Emeritus, will deliver the Alan Emery Lecture at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, 6 June, in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

Subject: `The myasthenias: an emerging multiplicity of disorders.'

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LADY MARGARET HALL

Canada Seminars

PROFESSOR JAMES P. CARLEY, York University, Ontario, and PROFESSOR ANN HUTCHISON, Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies, Toronto, will give a seminar at 5.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 7 June, in Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret Hall.

Further information may be obtained from Vanessa Windsor, Lady Margaret Hall (telephone: Oxford (2)74302, e-mail: vanessa.windsor@lmh.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `Roughing it in Ontario from Mrs Simcoe to Charles Pachter: history and artistic expressions.'

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LINACRE COLLEGE

Linacre Lectures

Consciousness of connections: global environments in the new millennium

PROFESSOR M. CASTELLS, Berkeley, will lecture in the Linacre Lectures series at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 15 June, in Lecture Theatre A, the Zoology/Psychology Building.

Subject: `Global networks and local societies: cities in the information age.'

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Latin American Centre

TIMOTHY HEYMAN, President of Heyman y Asociados, will lecture at 11 a.m. on Friday, 9 June, in the Latin American Centre (1 Church Walk).

Subject: `The effect of the Mexican elections on investment in Mexico.' (Short paper and discussion)

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WOLFSON COLLEGE

Public lecture

DR STUART MCKERROW, Emeritus Fellow, Wolfson College, will deliver a public lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 15 June, in the Haldane Room, Wolfson College.

Subject: `Hunting U-boats by wireless: protecting transatlantic convoys.'

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OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY FORUM

CAROLE BIGGAM, University of Glasgow, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 15 June, in Rewley House.

Subject: `Digging up the place-names of Anglo-Saxon England.'

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