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PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory: special seminar

PROFESSOR J.P. TOENNIES, Max Planck Institute, Göttingen, will give a special seminar at 11.15 a.m. on Thursday, 9 December, in the Dyson Perrins Lecture Theatre.

Subject: `Superfluid helium droplets: an ultracold and very gentle matrix for high resolution spectroscopy.'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

H.E. SHAIKH HAMAD BIN JASSIM AL-THANI, Minister of Foreign Affairs, the State of Qatar, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 3 December, in Rhodes House.

Subject: `Islam, the Arabs, and the West: a dialogue for the new millennium.'

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SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL

Interdepartmental Finance Seminars

N. WEBBER, Warwick Business School, will give a seminar at 12.30 p.m. on Friday, 3 December, in the Seminar Room, the Said Business School, 59 George Street. Further information may be obtained from Elaine Durham, Said Business School, 59 George Street, Oxford OX1 2BE (telephone: Oxford (2)88650, e-mail: elaine.durham@sbs.ox.ac.uk).

Conveners: C. Raposo (Said Business School), H. Shin (Economics), and S. Howison (Mathematics).

Subject: `An icosahedral lattice method for three-factor models.'

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CENTRE FOR SOCIO-LEGAL STUDIES

Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy

PROFESSOR DENIS MCQUAIL, Professor Emeritus, University of Amsterdam, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 2 December, in the centre.

Subject: `Conceptual analaysis of media accountability.'

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GRADUATE INTERDISCIPLINARY LECTURES

Seeing things in a new light—laser applications in science and technology

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

Note: two lectures will be given at the meeting on 29 February.

Conveners: C.E. Webb, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Laser Physics, and P. Ewart, MA, Professor of Physics.

PROFESSOR H. HUTCHINSON, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
18 Jan.: `Lasers in science.'

PROFESSOR G. HANCOCK
25 Jan.: `Lasers in atmospheric chemistry.'

DR D. TERRAR
1 Feb.: `Lasers in the study of heart muscle contraction.'

PROFESSOR P. FRENCH, Blackett Laboratory, Imperial College
8 Feb.: `Fluorescence lifetime imaging for biomedicine and microscopy.'

PROFESSOR D. GREENHALGH, Cranfield University
15 Feb.: `Optical diagnostics in gas flow and combustion.'

PROFESSOR D. PAYNE, Optics Research Centre, Southampton
22 Feb.: `The optical telecommunications revolution.'

DR S. THORPE
29 Feb.: `Doppler global velocimetry in aerodynamic studies.'

DR E. YOUNG
29 Feb.: `Laser ablation of samples for chemical analysis.'

PROFESSOR WEBB
7 Mar.: `Lasers in aeronomy, astronomy, and mechanical engineering.'

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CAMPION HALL

Martin D'Arcy Memorial Lectures

Paul of Antioch and Ibn Taymiyya: the modern relevance of a medieval polemic

DR THOMAS MICHEL will deliver the Martin D'Arcy Memorial Lectures at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Examination Schools.

26 Jan.: `Features of the Muslim–Christian polemical tradition.'
2 Feb.: `The Christian prophet and the Prophet of Islam.'

9 Feb.: `The divine word and scripture in Islam and Christianity.'

16 Feb.: `God's unity and trinity: the Islamic–Christian debate.'

23 Feb.: `Sin and redemption in Christianity and Islam.'

1 Mar.: `Moving beyond the burdens of history.'

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