Lectures

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INAUGURAL LECTURES

Action Research Professor of Clinical Neurology

PROFESSOR G.C. EBERS will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 9 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Multiple sclerosis—a complex trait paradigm.'

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Harold Vyvyan Harmsworth Professor of American History

PROFESSOR R.W. WINKS will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 18 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `To stimulate to some action: the Harmsworth Professorship, 1920–2000.'

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Reuters Professor of Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law

PROFESSOR D. VAVER will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 17 May, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

Subject: `Intellectual property: the state of the art.'

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WEIDENFELD VISITING PROFESSOR OF EUROPEAN COMPARATIVE LITERATURE 1999–2000

Literature and the gods

PROFESSOR ROBERTO CALASSO will lecture at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Examination Schools.

Thur. 4 May: `Mental waters.'

Wed. 10 May: `Incipit parodia.'

Thur. 11 May: `Musings of a serial killer.'

Wed. 17 May: `An abandoned room.'

Thur. 18 May: `Mallarmé in Oxford.'

Wed. 24 May: ` "Metres are the cattle of the gods" .'

Thur. 25 May: `Absolute literature.'

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O'DONNELL LECTURES IN CELTIC STUDIES 2000

DR N. EDWARDS, School of History and Welsh History, University of Wales, Bangor, will deliver two O'Donnell Lectures on the following subject, at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 11 May, and Friday, 12 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Early medieval stones and stone sculpture in Wales: context and connections.'

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HALLEY LECTURE 2000

PROFESSOR SIR ALAN COOK, FRS, formerly Master of Selwyn College and Emeritus Professor of Natural Philosophy, Cambridge, will deliver the Halley Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 16 May, in the Lecture Theatre, the University Museum.

Subject: `Edmond Halley and the magnetic field of the Earth.'

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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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SIMONYI LECTURE

PROFESSOR R. GREGORY will deliver the second annual Simonyi Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 18 May, in the Department of Zoology. The lecture will be introduced by Professor Richard Dawkins, Simonyi Professor of the Public Understanding of Science, and Dr Charles Simonyi is expected to be present.

Subject: `Shaking hands with the Universe.'

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SOCIO-LEGAL STUDIES ANNUAL LECTURE

PROFESSOR H.W. PERRY, University of Texas at Austin, will deliver the sixth annual lecture in Socio-Legal Studies at 5.30 p.m. on Friday, 12 May, in the Examination Schools. The meeting will be chaired by Professor Denis Galligan.

Subject: `Law and politics in America's Constitutional Court.'

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J.W. JENKINSON MEMORIAL LECTURE

PROFESSOR M. BEAR, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Brown University, Providence, USA, will deliver a Jenkinson Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 15 May, in Lecture Theatre B, the Zoology/Psychology Building. Tickets are not required for admission.

Subject: `Molecular basis for a theory of synapse modification.'

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THOMAS HARRIOT LECTURE

DR J.R. PEPPER will deliver the Thomas Harriot Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 11 May, in the Champneys Room, Oriel College.

Subject: `Thomas Harriot and the great mathematical tradition.'

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ANTHROPOLOGY AND GEOGRAPHY

Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology

Fertility and Reproduction Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 11 a.m. on Mondays in the basement Seminar Room, the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology.

Convener: Dr Soraya Tremayne.

H. ZHANG, East Anglia
8 May: `Reproductive rights, strategies, and well- being: the Vietnam situation.' (Provisional title)

S. RANDALL, University College, London
15 May: `Is mortality important? Reproductive decisions, outcomes, and strategies in Senegal.'

S. ULIJASZEK
22 May: `Fertility and maternal and child health in Papua New Guinea.'

R. KANE, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
5 June: `Integrating family planning and genitourinary medicine in NHS: the views of health-care professionals.'

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Institute of Biological Anthropology

The following seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Pauling Human Sciences Centre, 58 Banbury Road.

PROFESSOR C. STANFORD, Southern California
4 May: `The hunting ape: predatory chimpanzees and human evolution.'

PROFESSOR J. MOORE, Florida
11 May: `Palaeolithic gene flow.'

PROFESSOR J. BELL
18 May: `Genomics and the rise of non-hypothesis driven research.'

DR M. BURFORD, Cardiff
25 May: `Non-invasive genetics and primate molecular ecology.'

PROFESSOR D. BARKER, Southampton
1 June: `Foetal growth and risk of chronic disease.'

PROFESSOR A. KUPER, Brunel
8 June: `A cultural perception of human genome research.'

DR R. HARDING
15 June: `Patterns of diversity in the melanocortin 1 receptor gene.'

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BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Department of Plant Sciences

The following research talks will be given at 4 p.m. on Thursdays in the Large Lecture Theatre, the Department of Plant Sciences.

PROFESSOR D. READ, Sheffield
4 May: `Mycorrhizas in the real world—a journey from precision to relevance.'

PROFESSOR M. MCNAIR, University of Exeter
11 May: `The whys and wherefores of tolerance hyperaccumulation.'

DR R. SAWERS
18 May: `Bundle Sheath Defective2 (BSD2); a novel protein required for the accumulation of Rubisco.'

PROFESSOR J. MATTICK, Queensland
25 May: `Twitching motility in bacteria.'

PROFESSOR J. GRAY, Cambridge
1 June: `Chloropolast control of nuclear gene expression.'

DR R. BATEMAN, Natural History Museum
8 June: `Integrating morphological and molecular evidence of evolutionary radiations.'

PROFESSOR A. MCHUGEN, Saskatchewan
15 June: `Green genes and red herrings: a consumer's guide to GM food.'

DR B. GLOVER, Cambridge
22 June: `Cellular differentiation and the manipulation of animals.'

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CLINICAL MEDICINE

Oxford Eye Hospital

The following lectures and meetings will be held at the times shown on Mondays in the Radcliffe Infirmary. Unless otherwise indicated, they will take place in the Lecture Theatre, the Oxford Eye Hospital.

Consultation clinics will be held at 2 p.m. on 8 May and 5 June.

Details of the 1 p.m. lecture on 19 June will be announced later.

Convener: A.J. Bron, MA, Clinical Professor and Margaret Ogilvie's Reader in Ophthalmology.

Thursday, 8 May

MISS J. OLIVER, Western Eye Hospital, London
5 p.m.: `Endonasal lacrimal surgery.'

Thursday, 15 May

DR J. TIFFANY
1 p.m., the Library, Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology: `Expressability of meibomian oil.'

DR P. FRITH
2 p.m.: Fluorescein angiogram teaching.

MR J. ELSTON and DR G. QUAGHEBEUR
2.30 p.m., Radiology Department: `Neuro- radiology.'

MR A. GIBSON
3.30 p.m.: Presentation.

MR SALMON'S TEAM
4.30 p.m.: medical audit.

E. BASSANI
5 p.m.: `Working in partnership with visually impaired people.'

Thursday, 22 May\

DR G. CHIDLOW
1 p.m., the Library, Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology: `Betaxolol and sodium channels.'

Thursday, 5 June

DR J. MELENA
1 p.m., the Library, Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology: `Voltage-dependent calcium channels in the retina: relevance to neuroprotection.'

PROFESSOR S. HARDING, St Paul's Eye Unit, Liverpool
5 p.m.: `New treatments in age-related macular degeneration.'

Thursday, 12 June

PROFESSOR J. HARDING
1 p.m., the Library, Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology: `Binding of rhodamine-labelled [alpha]- lactalbumin to the lens chaperone [alpha]-crystallin.'

DR P. FRITH
2 p.m.: Fluorescein angiogram teaching.

MR J. SALMON
2.30 p.m.: Glaucoma teaching.

DR J. BALL
3.30 p.m.: Presentation.

DR R. MARTIN, Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead
5 p.m.: `Tissue engineering for the ocular surface.'

Thursday, 19 June

DR P. FRITH
2 p.m.: Fluorescein angiogram teaching.

MR ELSTON, DR ZAIWALLA, and DR KENNETT
2.30 p.m.: `Paediatric ERG and VEP studies.'

DR M. BURTON
3.30 p.m.: Presentation.

MR J. AINSWORTH
5 p.m.: `Retinopathy of prematurity.'

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Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology

The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Mondays in the library, the Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology.

Convener: J.J. Harding, MA status, Professor of Ocular Biochemistry.

DR J. TIFFANY
15 May: `Expressibility of meibomian oil.'

DR G. CHIDLOW
22 May: `Betaxolol and sodium channels.'

DR J. MELENA
5 June: `Voltage-dependent calcium channels in the retina: relevance to neuroprotection.'

PROFESSOR HARDING
12 June: `Binding of rhodamine-labelled, [alpha]- lactalbumin to the lens chaperone [alpha]-crystallin.'

N. CLOUT, Birkbeck College, London
19 June: `Beta-gamma crystallins: the ancient relatives.'

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Diabetes Research Laboratories: Clinical Endocrine and Metabolic Meetings

The following seminars will be held at 12.45 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Committee Room, Green College.

Details of the 17 May meeting will be announced later.

DR J. DANESH
10 May: `Emerging risk factors for heart attacks.'

PROFESSOR R. BRUCKDORFER, Royal Free Hospital
24 May: `The regulation of tissue factor activity and expression by lipoproteins.'

PROFESSOR T. DAVIS, University of Western Australia
31 May: `Metformin: something old, something new.'

PROFESSOR J. MONSON, St Bartholomew's Hospital
7 June: `GH replacement in adults—long-term effects on lipids and carbohydrate metabolism.'

DR A. FARMER
14 June: `Cascade screening for type 2 diabetes: will it provoke anxiety or over-reassure?'

DR S. COPPACK, Royal London Hospital
21 May: To be announced.

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LAW, SOCIAL STUDIES

The function of law in the international community

Unless otherwise stated, the following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Chester Room, Nuffield College.

Conveners: G. Goodwin-Gill, MA, D.Phil., Professor of International Refugee Law, and A.J. Hurrell, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in International Relations.

PROFESSOR F. FRANCIONI
10 May: `Environmental threat.'

PROFESSOR R. FOOT
17 May: `China and the international human rights regime.'

PROFESSOR SIR FRANKLIN BERMAN, formerly Legal Adviser, Foreign and Commonwealth Office
24 May, Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building: `The relevance of international law.'

K. GAUBATZ
31 May: `How international is "international law"? The International Court of Justice and the function of international law.'

PROFESSOR V. GOWLLAND-DEBBAS, Institut Universitaire de Hautes Études Internationales, Geneva
7 June: `The United Nations and unilateralism.'

J. BLACKETT (with DR M. WELLER, to be confirmed)
14 June: `Humanitarian intervention.'

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LITERAE HUMANIORES

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.

Subject: `Reflections on Dionysus in '69.'

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MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

Centre for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

Differential equations and applications seminars

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the common room, Dartington House.

Convener: S.J. Chapman, MA, D.Phil., Fellow, St Catherine's College.

PROFESSOR P.G. DRAZIN, Bath
4 May: `Continued fractions and generalised Pade approximation.'

DR A. CONSTANTIN, Newcastle
11 May: `Stability of peakons.'

PROFESSOR J. LOVE, ANU
18 May: `Mathematical modelling of propagation through optical fibre systems for high-capacity telecommunications applications.'

PROFESSOR W. ZIEMBA, UBC
25 May: `Growth versus security in dynamic investment analysis.'

DR T. MULLIN, Manchester
8 June: `Patterns in the sand.'

PROFESSOR J.M. GREENBERG, CMU
Mon. 12 June, 3 p.m., L2, Mathematical Institute: `Melt fracture revisited.'

PROFESSOR S.P. HASTINGS, Pittsburgh
15 June: `Internal layers and chaos for a forced Duffing equation: a shooting approach.'

PROFESSOR R. WESTBROOK, Calgary
22 June: `Elastic contact problems.'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Portuguese graduate seminar

PROFESSOR V. CHAVES, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, will give a seminar in Portuguese at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 11 May, in 47 Wellington Square, Room T.11.

Convener: T.F. Earle, MA, D.Phil., King John II Professor of Portuguese Studies.

Subject: `Pero de Andrade Caminha: o rival de Camoes.'

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MODERN HISTORY

Seminar in Medieval History

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

S. JAKAKUMAR
8 May: `Edgar "the Peaceable" and his times.'

D. ROLLASON, Durham
15 May: `Symeon of Durham and the shaping of the past.'

R. LAVELLE, King Alfred's College, Winchester
22 May: `Royal estates in Anglo-Saxon Wessex: the "Farm of One Night".'

C. ALLMAND, Liverpool
29 May: `The reception of Vegetius's De Re Militari in the Middle Ages.'

J. HUESMANN
5 June: `Being hospitable: procedure and rituals at the court of Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy.'

A. GOODMAN, Edinburgh
12 June: `Ransoming in the fourteenth century: the case of the Count of Denia revisited.'

T. GREENWOOD
19 June: `Social structure in seventh-century Armenia.'

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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 Hovenden Room, All Souls College.

D. STONE
10 May: `Medieval farm management and agricultural mentalities: evidence from Hinderclay before the Black Death.'

C. PHYTHIAN-ADAMS, Leicester
17 May: `Locating English pasts (c.1000–c.1600): the contexutal travails of a provincial historian.'

N. MAYHEW and M. WHITTOW
24 May: `The feudal revolution revisited: the economy.' (Discussion session)

M. COSTEN, Bristol
31 May: `A social revolution in tenth/eleventh- century England? Towards an explanation.'

S. REYNOLDS, London, and others
7 June: `The long twelfth century.' (Discussion session)

R. LIDDIARD, East Anglia
14 June: `Power, status, and symbolism in the medieval countryside: Norman castles and designed landscapes.'

C. WATKINS, Cambridge
21 June: `Sin, penance, and purgatory c. 1100–1300.'

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ORIENTAL STUDIES

Lectures in Korean Studies 2000

DR BYONG WON LEE, Professor of Ethnomusicology, University of Hawai'i, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 10 May, in the Lecture Theatre, the Pitt Rivers Research Centre, 64 Banbury Road.

Conveners: J.B. Lewis, MA, Korea Foundation University Lecturer in Korean, and H. La Rue, MA, Lecturer and Curator of the Bate Collection of the Musical Collections in the Pitt Rivers Museum.

Subject: `Styles and aesthetics in Korean traditional music.'

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PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory: departmental seminars

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Mondays in the Lecture Theatre, the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory.

PROFESSOR W.J. VAN DER ZANDE, FOM Institute, Amsterdam
15 May: To be announced.

PROFESSOR D.J. SCHIFFRIN, Liverpool
22 May: `Nanoparticles and self-organised nanostructures.'

DR S.L. WILSEY
29 May: `Conical intersections: ubiquitous control elements in the photochemical rearrangements of alkenes.'

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Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory: RSC Faraday Division half-day symposium

This symposium, on the subject of `Dynamics from atoms to biomolecules', will be held on Tuesday, 9 May, in the Lecture Theatre, the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory.

PROFESSOR R.M. HOCHSTRASSER, Pennsylvania
2.05 p.m.: `Structural dynamics of complex molecules by nonlinear vibrational spectroscopy.' (Centenary lecture)

DR D. KLUG, Imperial College, London
2.55 p.m.: `Protein and solute dynamics: calculations and measurements.'

DR M. BROUARD
4 p.m.: `The dynamics of elementary hydrogen atoms reactions: from hot hydrogen atoms to photons.'

PROFESSOR J.N.L. CONNOR, Manchester
4.35 p.m.: `Recent advances in understanding the dynamcis of chemical reactions and molecular collisions.' (Tilden Lecture)

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Department of Materials: colloquia

The following colloquia will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Thursdays in Lecture Room 7, the Engineering and Technology Building.

Conveners: J.D. Hunt, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Materials Science, and G.A.D. Briggs, MA, Reader in Materials.

P. CREW, Archaeology Officer, Snowdonia National Park
4 May: `Prehistoric and experimental iron-working in North-west Wales: an integrated approach.'

PROFESSOR J.P. BADYAL, Durham
11 May: `Plasmechanical tailoring of solid surfaces.' (Interdepartmental Polymer Seminar)

DR S. ELLIOTT, Cambridge
18 May: To be announced. (Interdepartmental Condensed Matter Seminar)

DR A. SMITH, GKN
25 May: `The current status and applications of aluminium-lithium alloys.'

PROFESSOR L.L. HENCH, Imperial College
1 June: `Medical materials for the new millennium.'

DR J.A. FORREST, Sheffield
8 June: `The glass transition in thin films: recent advances and future challenges.' (Interdepartmental Condensed Matter Seminar)

PROFESSOR D. COCKAYNE
15 June: `From amorphous materials to quantum dots—refining structures by modelling and microscopy.'

DR O. KOLOSOV, Symyx Technologies, Inc., California
22 June: `Combinatorial discovery of new materials.'

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PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

The following seminars will be held at 12 noon on Wednesdays in the Sherrington Room, the University Laboratory of Physiology. Details of the 31 May seminar will be announced later.

Convener: J.C. Ellory, MA, D.Sc., Professor of Physiology.

DR B. CUMMING
10 May: `Can neurons in the visual cortex support depth perception?'

(McDonnell–Pew Seminar) DR J. BULLIER, Centre de Recherche Cerveau et Cognition, Université Paul Sabatier, France
17 May: `Role of feedback connections and timing in cortical processing of visual information.' (Sponsored by the Physiological Society)

PROFESSOR AKINORI NOMA, Kyoto
24 May: `Cell volume regulation of cardiac myocytes through sarcolemmal ion channel flux.' (Sponsored by the Physiological Society)

DR D. MCALPINE, University College, London
7 June: `Spatial channels in the auditory system.' (McDonnell–Pew Seminar)

DR I. LLANO, Göttingen
14 June: `Contribution of intracellular calcium stores to calcium signalling in GABAergic cerebellar neurones.' (Sponsored by the Physiological Society)

DR A. SILVER, University College, London
21 June: `Presynaptic modulation of central synaptic transmission by transmitter spillover.' (Jenkinson Seminar)

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SOCIAL STUDIES

J. HARRIS, Foreign Affairs Correspondent, The Washington Post, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 9 May, in the Clay Room, Nuffield College.

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

Subject: `The cloudy shore: US foreign policy and the 2000 presidential election.'

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Race relations seminar: colonialisms, intermediaries, and difference

The following seminars will be held on Tuesdays. The 9 May seminar will take place at 5 p.m. in the Humanities Research Centre (Room SGO5), in Oxford Brookes University; following seminars will take place at 4.45 p.m. in the Fellows' Dining Room, St Antony's College.

Further information may be obtained from Professor William Beinart (telephone: Oxford (2)84730, e-mail: william.beinart@sant.ox.ac.uk).

Conveners: W. Beinart (St Antony's), S. Jeppie (Somerville and OCIS), D. Lowry (Oxford Brookes), A. Jackson (Mansfield), and S. Howe (Ruskin).

S. HOWE
9 May: `The colonists' anti-colonialism? Attitudes to Empire in settler societies.'

A. RATTANSI, City University
16 May: `On being and not being Brown/Black British: racism, class, sexuality, and ethnicity in post- imperial Britain.'

M. NEWTON
23 May: ` "The Children of Africa in the Colonies": free people of colour and emancipation in Barbados, 1820s–30s.'

D. WASHBROOK
30 May: `Colonialism without colonies: manufacturing "Imperial" subjects in the British Indian Empire.'

A. JACKSON, M. CARTER, and R. D'UNIENVILLE
6 June: `French and Indian Mauritians as intermediaries of empire.'

S. JEPPIE
13 June: `The travelling Ottoman Egyptian vali: Mehmed Ali in the upper Nile valley, 1838.'

J. HANSEN
20 June: `Imperial discourse and Ottoman archaeology: the Ottoman excavation in Beirut in 1887.'

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Meetings

The following meetings will be held as indicated.

Conveners: G. Peele, MA, M.Phil., University Lecturer (CUF) in Politics, and L. Tawney, Starr Foundation Visiting Fellow, Lady Margaret Hall.

CONGRESSWOMAN MRS NANCY PELOSI (California: D.) will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Friday, 12 May, in Lady Margaret Hall.

Subject: `The problem of leadership in Congress.'

TAYLOR BRANCH will give a lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 15 May, in Lady Margaret Hall.

Subject: `The Civil Rights Movement revisited.'

Mr Branch will also lead a seminar at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, 16 May, in Lady Margaret Hall.

Subject: `Race in the United States today.'

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THEOLOGY

Eastern Christian Studies

The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursdays in the Keston Institute, 4 Park Town.

Convener: K.T. Ware, MA, D.Phil., Spalding Lecturer in Eastern Orthodox Studies.

DR A. POPESCU
11 May: `Romania and Moldova: the new Iron Curtain?'

T. KODACSY
25 May: `The development of a reformed "City- Congregation" in Hungary.'

P. PETKOV
8 June: `Social and political aspects of the Bulgarian Law on Religion.'

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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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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL STUDIES

The following research seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in Lecture Room 1, the Department of Educational Studies.

PROFESSOR G. CLAXTON, Bristol
8 May: `Getting smarter, thinking less: promoting intuition in education.'

DR S. HEGEDUS
15 May: `The electronic thesis—progression or regression?'

N. AMHOLD, B. STREITWIESER, Teachers' College, and S. WILDE
12 June: `Investingating educational issues in Eastern Germany: problems of method.'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

Central Asia: the historic heritage

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on the days shown in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies (George Street). With the exception of the seminar to be held on Friday, 2 June, they will take place on Tuesdays.

This series is sponsored by the Inter-faculty Committee for Modern Middle Eastern Studies, the Inter-faculty Committee for Slavonic and East European Studies, and the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies.

Conveners: P. Bergne, St Antony's College, and Dr J. Piscatori, Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies.

DR S. HORSMA, Sheffield
9 May: `Pik Communism: the politics and propaganda of mountains and mountaineering in Soviet Central Asia.'

DR M.S. DILLON, Durham
16 May: `The historical origins of conflict in today's Xinjiang.'

DR M. MESBAHI, Florida International
23 May: `Islam and international relations in Central Asia.'

DR E. HERZIG, Manchester
30 May: `Iran, Khorasan, and Central Asia: historical perspectives on shifting identities.'

DR I. BALDAUF, Humboldt-Universität, Berlin
Fri., 2 June: `Different paths to reform in early twentieth-century Turkestan.'

DR A. NYMARK, Hofstra University, Long Island
6 June: `Central Asian historiography: stages of corruption.'

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Themes in Muslim politics

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies.

This series is co-sponsored with the Centre of Near and Middle Eastern Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

Conveners: Dr F.A. Nizami and Dr J. Piscatori.

PROFESSOR A.R. NORTON, Boston
10 May: `Civil society and political reform in Muslim societies.'

K. ARMSTRONG, London
17 May: `Islamic fundamentalism and the battle for God.'

DR B. MILTON-EDWARDS, Belfast
24 May: `Islamism and the Middle East peace process.'

DR O. ROY, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris
31 May: `Post-Islamism: towards a new form of secularism.'

PROFESSOR M. VAN BRUINESSEN, Utrecht
7 June: `Ulama, Muslim intellectuals, and politics.'

PROFESSOR A. MOUSSALLI, American University of Beirut
14 June: `Conceptual models of an Islamic state.'

DR C. TRIP, SOAS, London
21 June: `Muslim politics or the political engagement of Muslims?'

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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.

R. EFIRD, Washington
5 May: `The "Multicultural Co-existence" of Chinese returnees to Japan: history, family, and linguistic identity.'

DR B. SLAVINSKY, Russian Academy of Sciences
12 May: `The San Francisco Peace Settlement with Japan in 1951 and the Northern Territories problem in Russian–Japanese relations.'

DR C. BRUMANN, Cologne
19 May: `Birth pangs of a public good: townscape debates in Kyoto.'

PROFESSOR HIROCHIKA NAKAMAKI, National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka
26 May: `Company funerals, religion, and company ties in Japan.'

PROFESSOR HIROCHI ODA, University College, London
2 June: `Corporate governance in Japan revisited (with special reference to derivative action).'

PROFESSOR HIDEO OTAKE, Kyoto
9 June: `Japanese politics in a comparative perspective.'

PROFESSOR WATARU KITAMURA, Kônan University, Kobe
16 June: `Reforming local government in Japan: the abolition of agency-delegated functions in 1999.'

J. WORONOFF, journalist and writer
23 June: `Social causes and consequences of the Japanese economic crisis.'

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QUEEN ELIZABETH HOUSE

Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women

Kaberry Lecture

DR SANDY TOUSSAINT, Department of Anthropology, University of Western Australia, will deliver the Kaberry Lecture (in memory of Dr Phyllis Kaberry) at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 10 May, in the Taylor Institution. The lecture will be followed by drinks. Further information may be obtained from the CCCRW (telephone: Oxford (2)73644, e-mail: cccrw@qeh.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `Interpreting cultural narratives: ethnography, biography, and the paradox of memory.'

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DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS

Florence Nightingale Lecture

PROFESSOR SIR ROBERT MAY, Chief Scientific Adviser to the UK Government and Head of the Office of Science and Technology, will deliver the Florence Nightingale Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 26 May, in the Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's College.

Subject: `Extinction: biodiversity challenged.'

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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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PEMBROKE COLLEGE

Blackstone Lecture

H.E. JUDGE ROSALYN HIGGINS, DBE, QC, Judge of the International Court of Justice, will deliver the twenty-fourth Blackstone Lecture at 11.30 a.m. on Saturday, 20 May, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

Subject: `Running a tight courtroom and respecting sovereign states.'

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

European Studies Centre

Holocaust Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Tuesdays in the European Studies Centre, St Antony's College (70 Woodstock Road).

S. PAULSSON, Imperial War Museum
9 May: `Life and death in "Aryan" Warsaw: did the Poles help or harm the Jews?'

N. STAEHLE, Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine
16 May: `Forgotten victims: slave labourers and the battle for compensation.'

P. LONGERICH, Royal Holloway and Bedford New College
23 May: `The historical evidence for the Holocaust: a view from the witness box during the recent David Irving trial.'

A. APOSTOLOU
30 May: `The exception of Salonika: the Holocaust in Greece, 1942–3.'

Z. WAXMAN
6 June: `Unheard testimony, untold stories: the representation of women's Holocaust testimonies.'

M. LEVENE, Warwick
13 June: `Looking beyond the Holocaust: understanding genocide in the contemporary world.'

Z. MANKOWITZ, Hebrew University
20 June: `Rethinking the role of survivors in the immediate aftermath of the Holocaust.'

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Latin American Centre

Regions and regionalisms in Latin America

This meeting will be held on Friday, 19 May, in the Latin American Centre, 1 Church Walk.

A. KNIGHT 9.15 a.m.: introduction.

T. PLATT, St Andrews
9.30 a.m.: `Routes, frontiers, and settlement: pulls and superimpositions in the transformation of upper Peru.'

L. TAYLOR, Liverpool
10 a.m.: `Regions and regionalism in Peru: Cajamarca and Cusco compared.'

P. DRINOT
10.30 a.m: comment.

A. ESCOBAR, CIESAS, Mexico
11.15 a.m.: `Las Huastecas (Mexico), Ļuna región "imaginada" en el siglo XIX?'

G. DE LA PEÑA, CIESAS, Occidente
11.45 a.m.: ` "El Sur" and "Los Altos": two Jalisco regions compared.'

D. BRADING, Cambridge, G. THOMPSON, Warwick, and W. PANSTERS, Utrecht
12.15 p.m.: comment.

P. LONDOÑO, Medellín, Colombia
2.15 p.m.: `Antioquia, 1860–1930: una región conectada al mundo.'

M. ROLDAN, Cornell
2.45 p.m.: `Seeing like a region, acting like a state: authority, legitimacy, and citizenship in Antioquia, Colombia, 1930–53.'

E. POSADA, ILAS, London
3.15 p.m.: `Region and nation in the Colombian Caribbean.'

M. DEAS
4 p.m.: comment and general discussion.

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Middle East Centre

Shell Conference on Iranian Foreign Policy

This conference will be held on 12 and 13 May in the Middle East Centre/New Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Friday, 12 May: Domestic sources of Iran's foreign policy

PROFESSOR M. MESBAHI, Florida International
2.30 p.m.: `Introduction: domestic factors and the genesis of the project.'

PROFESSOR F. RAJAEE, Carleton
3 p.m.: `Identity and foreign policy.'

DR H. MOSHIRZADEH, Tehran
3.30 p.m.: `Islam, ideology, and foreign policy.'

DR H. SEMATI, Tehran
4.15 p.m.: `Decision making institutions and foreign policy.'

DR N. HADIAN, Tehran
4.45 p.m.: `Factions, factionalism, and foreign policy.'

Saturday, 13 May: Iran's regional policy: the Caspian Basin and the Persian Gulf

PROFESSOR M. MESBAHI, Florida International
10 a.m.: `Iran's foreign policyi towards the post- Soviet space: a conceptual framework.'

DR N. GHORBAN, Caspian Studies, Tehran
10.30 a.m.: `Iran and the dynamics of the Caspian energy.'

DR E. HERZIG, Manchester
11 a.m.: `Iran and the Transcaucasus: Armenia and Azerbaijan.'

DR S. CHUBIN, Geneva Centre for Security Policy
2.30 p.m.: `Iran and security in the Persian Gulf.'

DR G. SICK, Columbia
3 p.m.: `Iran and the Persian Gulf: the US factor.'

DR F. BIN SALMAN AL-SAUD, King Saud University
3.30 p.m.: `Saudi–Iranian relations.'

DR K. SAJJADPOUR, Director, Institute for Political and International Studies (Iran's Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
5 p.m: `Iran's regional policy.' (cKeynote lecture\)

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Hamid Enayat Lecture

DR H. KATOUZIAN will deliver the seventeenth Hamid Enayat Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 11 May, in the New Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College. The lecture will be followed by a lecture in the Middle East Centre.

Subject: `European liberalisms and modern conceptions of liberty in Iran.' D

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ST CATHERINE'S COLLEGE

Millennium Lecture Series: the impact of the Human Genome Project on Society

Unless otherwise indicated, the following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College.

Trinity Term

PROFESSOR I. CRAIG, Institute of Psychiatry, University of London
11 May: `The Human Genome Project—facts and fallacies.'

PROFESSOR T. MEADE, Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine, London
18 May: `After the Human Genome Project—the UK Population Biomedical Collection.'

DR P. GOODFELLOW, Senior Vice-President, Glaxo-Smith-Kline
25 May: `Why are pharmaceutical companies interested?'

PROFESSOR M. STRATTON, London and Cambridge
1 June: Patenting of genes: a case study of BRCA2.'

Michaelmas Term

Speaker to be announced
19 Oct.: `Gene therapy: promises or problems?'

SIR DAVID WEATHERALL
Fri. 27 Oct.: `The new genetics or the new eugenics?' (Nairne Lecture)

PROFESSOR S. MCCALL-SMITH, Edinburgh
2 Nov.: `Genetic information—something special?'

M. REDFERN, QC, Chair, the Alser Hey Hospital Inquiry
9 Nov.: `Ownership of tissue samples and organs in medical research: the Liverpool experience.'

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TRINITY COLLEGE

Margaret Howard Lecture

THE HON. MICHAEL BELOFF, QC, President, Trinity College, will deliver the Margaret Howard Lecture at 5.45 p.m. on Thursday, 18 May, in the Lecture Theatre 2, the St Cross Building. Admission is free.

Subject: `Advocacy as art.'

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Chatham Lecture

Trinity Term

SEN. GARY HART will deliver the second Chatham Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 1 June, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building. Admission is free.

Subject: `The future of Anglo-American relations.'

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Michaelmas Term

THE RT. HON. CHRISTOPHER PATTEN will deliver the third Chatham Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 26 October, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building. Admission is free.

Subject: `The future of East–West relations.'

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WOLFSON COLLEGE

Isaiah Berlin Lecture

PROFESSOR ORLANDO FIGES will deliver the annual Isaiah Berlin Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 25 May, in the Hall, Wolfson College. The lecture is open to the public.

Subject: `The cultural tradition of St Petersburg.'

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REGENT'S PARK COLLEGE

Centre for the Study of Christianity and Culture

Trinity Term lectures

Unless otherwise indicate, the following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in Regent's Park College.

DR A. KREIDER
10 May: `Celts and Anabaptists: wisdom from the margins for tomorrow's Church?'

THE REVD ANNE DUNKLEY, Northern Baptist College
Mon. 15 May, 4 p.m.: `Seen and heard: reflections on children and Baptist tradition.'

DR P. HEEKS
17 May: ` "Only a story": the role of story in the faith community.'

DR N. BLOUGH, École Pratique des Hautes Études, Paris, and Faculté Libre de Théologie Evangélique, Vaux sur Seine
24 May: `Looking again at the Reformation: cities, peasants, and Anabaptists.'

DR L. KREITZER
31 May: `Intimations of the Passion: T.S. Eliot's Journey of the Magi and the cinematic Jesus.'

DR M. ATHERTON
Tue. 6 June: ` "The sacred sound through which all creation resounds": the appeal of Hildegard of Bingen.'

DR K.S. CHI, Georgetown College, Kentucky
14 June: `Freedom of religion and American politics.'

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Statistics in New Testament Studies

THE REVD MICHAEL HUMPHREYS will give the following lectures at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in Regent's Park College.

4 May: `Potential and limitations.'

11 May: `Comparing and contrasting short texts.'

18 May: `Vocabulary growth and richness.'

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OXFORD ITALIAN ASSOCIATION

Lectures

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

For further details, telephone Oxford 377479. PROFESSOR J.R. WOODHOUSE
Wed. 17 May, Pauling Centre for Human Sciences: `The decline of the gentleman and the rise of the snob.'

DR C. WHISTLER
Thur. 1 June, Mary Ogilvie Theatre, St Anne's College: `Claude and Virgil and the art of narrative.'

Other events


Tue. 9 May, 8 p.m., Rewley House Theatre, film- showing: Cadaveri eccellenti (with subtitles). Admission free.

Mon. 22 May, 8 p.m., Holywell Music Room: Arie antiche—Neapolitan songs, Vivaldi, with Rossella Bondi Blumberg and Bethe Alpert-Levvy: recital for solo voice and piano. Admission £6; students £3 (proceeds to the Mozambique appeal).

Mon. 5 June, 8 p.m., No. 48 Common Room, St Anne's College: Conversazione in italiano (wine and cheese). Admission free.

Sat. 24 June, 5.30–7.30 p.m.: tenth annual garden party. TOIA members and guests only. Members £4, TOIA guests £5.

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