Lectures

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INAUGURAL LECTURES

Goldsmiths' Professor of English Literature

PROFESSOR HERMIONE LEE will deliver her inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 21 October, in Lecture Room 2, the St Cross Building.

Subject: `Reading in bed.'

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Savilian Professor of Astronomy

PROFESSOR JOSEPH SILK will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 29 November, in the Examination Schools.
Subject: `The infinite universe.'

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PROFESSOR OF POETRY

Inaugural Lecture and other lectures

The end of the poem

PROFESSOR PAUL MULDOON will lecture at 5 p.m. on the following Tuesdays, in the Examination Schools.
2 Nov.: `The end of the poem: "All Souls' Night" by W.B. Yeats.' (Inaugural Lecture)

25 Jan.: `The end of the poem: "The Literary Life" by Ted Hughes.'

2 May: `The end of the poem: "The Mountain" by Robert Frost.'

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FORD'S LECTURES IN BRITISH HISTORY

The ends of life: roads to human fulfilment in early modern England

SIR KEITH THOMAS, President of Corpus Christi College, will deliver the Ford's Lectures in British History in Hilary Term 2000. The lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Examination Schools.

21 Jan.: `Arms and the Man.'

28 Jan.: `Work and vocation.'

4 Feb.: `Wealth and possessions.'

11 Feb.: `Honour and reputation.'

18 Feb.: `Friendship and sociability.'

25 Feb.: `Last things.'

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SIR ISAIAH BERLIN LECTURES IN THE HISTORY OF IDEAS 1999–2000

Constitutionalism in the Latin Church? The Conciliarist tradition, 1300–1800

FRANCIS C. OAKLEY, Edward Dorr Griffin Professor of the History of Ideas, Williams College, Massachusetts, will deliver the Sir Isaiah Berlin Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following Thursdays in the Examination Schools. The lectures will be open to the public.

Professor Oakley will be available to meet students in the Seminar Room, Corpus Christi College, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on 28 October and 4, 11, and 18 November.

21 Oct.: `Lovejoy's legacy: history of ideas, history of traditions, the Conciliarist case.'

28 Oct.: `Gerson's hope: Conciliarism in the classical era.'

4 Nov.: `Cajetan's conundrum: Almain, Mair, and the divines of Paris.'

11 Nov.: `Bellarmine's nightmare: from James I, Sarpi, and Richer to Bossuet and the Gallican Orthodoxy.'

18 Nov.: `De Maistre's denial: Febronius, Maret, and the triumph of Ultramontanism.'

25 Nov.: `Democritus's dream: Conciliarism in the history of political thought.'

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CARLYLE LECTURES 1999

Christian equality in John Locke's political theory

JEREMY WALDRON, Maurice and Hilda Friedman Professor of Law, and Director of the Center for Law and Philosophy, Columbia University, New York, will deliver the Carlyle Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following Tuesdays in the Examination Schools.

12 Oct.: `Adam and Eve.'

19 Oct.: `Imago Dei: religion and the shape of equality.'

26 Oct.: `Equality as premise and constraint.'

2 Nov.: ` "Disproportionate and unequal possession".'

9 Nov.: ` "By Our Saviour's Interpretation".'

16 Nov.: `Tolerating atheists?'

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CAMERON MACKINTOSH LECTURES

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on the days shown in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College.

PROFESSOR DIANA RIGG, Mr John Peter, and others
21 Oct.: `Acting in comedy.'

PROFESSOR DIANA RIGG, Miss Thelma Holt, and others
Mon. 8 Nov.: `Acting in tragedy.'

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ANTHROPOLOGY AND GEOGRAPHY

School of Geography: Centenary Lectures

The following lectures will be given in the School of Geography as part of the continuing celebration of the school's centenary in 1999. The lectures will take place at 5 p.m. on Fridays.

C.J. COUSINS, Chief Planning Officer, Oxfordshire County Council
15 Oct.: `The planning of Oxfordshire in the twenty- first century.'

DR H. LAWTON SMITH
22 Oct.: `High-tech industry in Oxfordshire: a success story?'

N. LAMBERT, RSPB
29 Oct.: `Otmoor and the RSPB nature reserve.'

J.G. WALLACE
5 Nov.: `Two hundred years of Oxford weather watching.'

DR A.G. PARKER, Oxford Brookes
12 Nov.: `The vegetation history of the Oxford region: 15,000 years to the present.'

PROFESSOR W.P. BRADSHAW
19 Nov.: `Transport policy in Oxford: 1899 to the present.' (Discussant: Dr J.M. Preston)

DR D.I. SCARGILL
26 Nov.: `Oxford, 1899–1999.'

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Southern Africa Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 4.45 p.m. on Mondays in the Senior Common Room, the School of Geography.

Convener: A. Lemon, MA, D.Phil, University Lecturer (CUF) in Geography.

PROFESSOR W. BEINART
11 Oct.: `South Africa 1994–9: transformations and continuities.'

DR A. LESTER, Surrey
18 Oct.: `South Africa in transition: an historical perspective.'

L. WOTSHELA
25 Oct.: `The local dynamics of territorial manipulation under apartheid: an Eastern Cape example.'

DR D. SIMON, Royal Holloway and Bedford New College
1 Nov.: `Environment and development: discourse and policy in post-apartheid South Africa.'

L. STEVENS
8 Nov.: `Housing in South Africa: what the landless really think.'

DR P.DALEY
15 Nov.: `Environment and development: discourse and policy in Namibia.'

DR LEMON
22 Nov.: `Reflections on the 1999 election in South Africa.'

DR R. GIBB, Plymouth
29 Nov.: `Regional implications for southern Africa of a free trade agreement with the European Union.'

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ESRC Research Programme on Transnational Communities: Considering Creolization

The following seminars will be given at 2–3.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Senior Common Room, the School of Geography.

PROFESSOR U. HANNERZ, Stockholm
14 Oct.: `General introduction to creolization.'

DR C. STEWART, University College, London
21 Oct.: `Creolization: genealogy and destiny.'

DR K.F. OLWIG, Copenhagen
28 Oct.: `From creolized colonial order to ethnicized nation state: Caribbean migration experiences.'

DR D. CLEARY, Harvard
4 Nov.: `Creole nation: race, nationalism and social theory in Brazil.'

DR B. RAMPTON AND DR R. HARRISS, Thames Valley University, London
11 Nov.: `Creolization, language ideologies, and interaction.'

PROFESSOR D. YON, York University, Canada
18 Nov.: `Making identities in global times: creolization and the elusive cultures of youth.'

PROFESSOR S. PALMIÉ, University of Maryland
25 Nov.: `Creolizing theory: Fernando Ortiz and the cooking of history.'

PROFESSOR T.H. ERIKSEN, Oslo
2 Dec.: `Mauritian creoledom and the concept of creolization.'

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Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology

Ethnicity and identity seminar: The identity of fathers

The following seminars will be given at 11 a.m. on Fridays in the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology.

Conveners: Shirley Ardener, Ian Fowler, and Lidia Sciama.

PROFESSOR W. JAMES
15 Oct.: `Fatherhood reassessed in the light of reproductive technology.'

DR C. BAWA YAMBA, Uppsala
22 Oct.: `Father–child relations: Ghana and Sweden contrasted.'

DR R. GOODMAN
29 Oct.: `Lone fathers, absent fathers, non-existent fathers: the crisis of fatherhood in Japan.'

R. MCKECHNIE, Bath Spa University College
5 Nov.: `Nationalism and fatherhood in Corsica.'

E. SHACKLE, Plater College
12 Nov.: `Celibate fathers: the priesthood.'

DR R. SIMPSON, Durham
19 Nov.: `Sperm: the social things of life.'

DR A. AL-SHAHI
26 Nov.: `Affection or duty? Fatherhood in Northern Sudan.'

DR J. LITTLEWOOD, South Bank
3 Dec.: `Categorical confusion in the delivery room: the disappearing dad.'

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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.

DR P. KREAGER
11 Oct.: `Objectifying demographic identities: some Indian examples.'

R. KHADDURI, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
18 Oct.: `An anthropological analysis: social categories in reproductive health.'

E. ROCKHILL, Cambridge
25 Oct.: `Women's reproductive health and motherhood in Russia.'

DR C. PANTER-BRICK, Durham
1 Nov.: `Himalayan workloads, lactation, and reproductive ecology.'

S. KABIR, Population Control
8 Nov.: `The effect of health sector reform on the reproductive health of women in Bangladesh.'

DR M. PARKER, Brunel
15 Nov.: `Female circumcision and cultures of sexuality.'

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CLINICAL MEDICINE

Oxford Clinical Neurosciences Lectures, Michaelmas Term

The following lectures will be given at 11.30 a.m. on Fridays in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary. DR M. O'BRIEN, Guy's Hospital
15 Oct.: `Pregnancy and epilepsy.'

MR P. KIRKPATRICK, Addenbrooke's Hospital
12 Nov.: `Surgery for stroke prevention.'

DR N. WOOD, Institute of Neurology
17 Dec.: `Neurogenetics.'

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Oxford Clinical Neurosciences Lectures, Hilary Term

The following lectures will be given at 11.30 a.m. on Fridays in Hilary Term in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

DR K. BHATIA, Institute of Neurology
21 Jan.: `Tardive dystonia and other drug induced movement disorders.'

PROFESSOR N. SCOLDING, Frenchay Hospital
18 Feb.: `Prospects for regenerative treatments in multiple sclerosis.'

PROFESSOR J.W. SANDER, Epilepsy Research Group, Queen Square
10 Mar.: `Epilepsy management.'

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Clinical endocrine and metabolic meetings

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

DR A. RIEFFLIN, Hyptertension and Diabetes Research Unit, Buehl, Germany
6 Oct.: `Myocardial energy metabolism assessed by NMR spectroscope.'

DR M. VANDERPUMP, Royal Free Hospital
13 Oct.: `Is there an association between autoimmune thyroid disease and cardiovascular disease?'

PROFESSOR K. CHATTERJEE, Cambridge
20 Oct.: `Nuclear hormone receptors and human disease.'

DR E. DUNCAN, Wellcome Unit
27 Nov.: ` "... and the hip bone's connected to the...": a linkage study in osteoporosis.'

DR P. THORNALLY, Essex
3 Nov.: `The development of diabetic complications: unifying theories of their biochemical basis.'

PROFESSOR F.G.R. FOWKES, Edinburgh
10 Nov.: `Peripheral vascular disease: epidemiology and the diabetic enigma.'

PROFESSOR J. BLUNDELL, Leeds
17 Nov.: `Dietary fat and obesity—risk factors and risky facts!'

PROFESSOR P. DONNELLY
24 Nov.: `Statistical challenges in gene hunting.'

PROFESSOR S. BLOOM, Imperial College School of Medicine
1 Dec.: `Update on appetite regulation.'

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University Department of Cellular Science Joint Meeting with MRC Molecular Haematology Unit: Haematology Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays in the IMM Seminar Room, the John Radcliffe Hospital.

DR F. COTTER, Great Ormond Street Hospital, London
12 Oct.: `Does chromosome instability cause CLL?'

PROFESSOR M. GREAVES, Institute of Child Health, London
23 Nov.: `Molecular genetics and natural history of childhood leukaemia.'

PROFESSOR D. LINCH, University College Hospital, London
14 Dec.: To be announced.

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University Department of Cellular Science: Haematology Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 12 noon on Tuesdays in the Haematology Seminar Room, Level 3, the John Radcliffe Hospital. DR D. KEELING, Oxford Haemophilia Centre, Churchill Hospital
19 Oct.: `D-dimers in the diagnosis of venous thromboembolism.'

DR T. LITTLEWOOD, Department of Haematology, the John Radcliffe Hospital
26 Oct.: `Erythropoietin in the management of anaemia in patients with haematological disorders.'

DR H. SEGAL, Oxford Haemophilia Centre, Churchill Hospital
2 Nov.: `Update on Antiphospholipid Antibodies.'

DR C. HARRISON, Department of Haematology, University College Hospital,London
9 Nov.: `Biological heterogeneity in essential thrombocythaemia.'

DR S. KNOWLES, National Blood Service, London
16 Nov.: `Proficiency in blood group serology: is it good enough?'

DR D. ROBERTS, Oxford Blood Transfusion, the John Radcliffe Hospital
30 Nov.: `Novel methods of immunosuppression.'

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LITERAE HUMANIORES

Philosophy of Physics seminars

The following seminars will be given at 2 p.m. on Thursdays (unless otherwise specified) in the Wharton Room, All Souls College.

Conveners: G. Bacciagaluppi, J.N. Butterfield, and S.W. Saunders.

PROFESSOR D. HOME, Bose Institute, Calcutta
Fri.,15 Oct.: `New facets of quantum contextuality for a single particle.'

DR M. REDEI, Eotvos University, Budapest
21 Oct.: `Reichenbach's Common Cause Principle.'

MS K. BRADING
4 Nov.: `Gauge symmetry and Noether's theorem.'

DR J. CHRISTIAN
11 Nov.: `Evenhanded quantum gravity v. the world as a hologram.'

PROFESSOR R. CLIFTON AND H. HALVORSON, Pittsburgh
18 Nov.: `Bell correlations in the vacuum: on a conjecture of David Malament.'

DR B. KAY, York
25 Nov.: `What is the entropy of a closed system and how does its wave function decohere? An answer from quantum gravity.'

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MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

Centre for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

Differential equations and applications seminars

Unless otherwise stated, the following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in Dartington House Common Room.

Conveners: J.R. Ockendon, MA, D.Phil., Fellow of St Catherine's College, S.D. Howison, MA, M.Sc., D.Phil., and S.J. Chapman.

PROFESSOR J. BOOKER, Cornell
14 Oct.: `Never the twain shall meet: separating solid surfaces with fluid films (from engine bearings to human joints).'

PROFESSOR D.S BROOMHEAD, UMIST
21 Oct.: `Modelling digital communications.'

DR H. AHN, OCIAM
28 Oct.: `Calibration, mis-calibration, and re- calibration.'

DR D. CROWDY, Imperial College
4 Nov.: `Hele-Shaw flows and water waves.'

DR A. OLDE DAALHUIS, Edinburgh
18 Nov.: `On the asymptotic and numerical solution of ordinary differential equations.'

PROFESSOR J. FEHRIBACH, TU Delft
25 Nov.: `Electrochemical potential modelling of molten carbonate fuel cell cathodes.'

DR D. SALAZAR, OCIAM
2 Dec.: `Asymptotic methods for optical fibres.'

PROFESSOR R. CAFLISCH, UCLA
Fri.,10 Dec.: To be announced.

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Graduate seminar in Spanish Studies

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Taylor Institution.

Conveners: I.D.L. Michael, MA, King Alfonso XIII Professor of Spanish Studies, and C.H. Griffin, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in Latin American Literature.

E. SOUTHWORTH
12 Oct.: `Love, art, and religion in Galdós's Tristana.'

N. CAPDEVILA-ARGÜELLES
2 Nov.: `Bildungsroman literario y transgenérico de la voz de Nuria Amat: viaje al "estado de novela".'

M. TOLEDO-VIGUERA 9 Nov.: `Post-Cold War Cuba and the narrative of the 1990s.' DR M. SMALLMAN
16 Nov.: `Almudena Grandes' novel Malena es un nombre de tango.'

DR M. FLITTER, Birmingham
23 Nov.: `Imagining Spain: romantic aesthetics, Castricia ideology, and the construction of a nation.'

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Lecture

PROFESSOR DAVID JACKSON, Yale, will lecture at 12 noon on Wednesday, 13 October, in 47 Wellington Square, Room T.11.

Conveners: Professor T.F. Earle, Dr Claudia Pazos Alonso, and Dr Madalena Gonçalves.

Subject: `The cannibal metaphor in Machado de Assis.'

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MODERN HISTORY

Early Modern Europe Seminar

Conveners: R.J.W. Evans, MA, D.Phil., Regius Professor of Modern History; D.A. Parrott, MA, D.Phil., and J.C. Robertson, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturers (CUF) in Modern History.

The following seminars will be given at 2.15 p.m on Fridays, weeks 1–6, and at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays, weeks 7 and 8, in the Modern History Faculty.

DR J. SHAW
Fri., 15 Oct.: `Litigation, trade identities, and economic decline in early modern Venice.'

T. WAHNBAECK
Fri., 22 Oct.: `The luxury debate and the development of political economy in the Milanese Enlightenment.'

PROFESSOR R. COOPER
Fri., 29 Oct.: `The Roman triumph in renaissance France, 1515–53.'

H. BRAUN
Fri., 5 Nov.: `Outmanoeuvering the Second Scholastic: Juan de Mariana, Augustinianism, and Classical rhetoric.'

W. WYPORSKA
Fri., 12 Nov.: `The witches of Grodzisk, Greater Poland.'

E. LORIMER
Fri., 19 Nov.: `Loyal subjects or rebels? Huguenot political representation in France, 1560–1629.'

DR M. WINGENS, Utrecht
Wed., 24 Nov.: `Higher education in the United Provinces in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.'

DR L. ROPER, Royal Holloway, University of London
Wed., 1 Dec.: `Evil imaginings and fantasies: child witches in eighteenth-century Augsburg.'

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Seminar in Medieval History

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

Conveners: R.R. Davies, MA, D.Phil., Chichele Professor of Medieval History, and C.P. Wormald, MA, University Lecturer (CUF) in Modern History.

J. SMITH, St Andrews
11 Oct.: `From antiquity to the Middle Ages: a women's perspective.'

R. JAYATILAKA, Fontes Anglo-Saxonici
18 Oct.: `Get thee to a nunnery ... Adaptations of the Benedictine rule for women in late Anglo-Saxon England.'

D. CROUCH, Scarborough
25 Oct.: `Discovering an agenda: English kings and their aristocracies in the twelfth century.'

H. DOHERTY
1 Nov.: `The Angevins in north-west England.'

N. VINCENT, Canterbury
8 Nov.: `The charters of Henry II: some implications.'

D. GRIFFITHS
15 Nov.: `Burhs and border warfare: late Saxon strategies in north-west England.'

M. BULL, Bristol
22 Nov.: `Historiographical discourse and miracula: criticism of Henry II's expedition to Ireland in the miracles of St Thomas Becket.'

L. ABRAMS, Aberystwyth
29 Nov.: `Converting Scandinavians.'

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Problems in the History of Science and Technology

Convener: R. Fox, MA, D.Phil., Professor of the History of Science.

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Thursdays (unless otherwise indicated) in the History of Science and Technology Seminar Room, Modern History Faculty.

PROFESSOR J. DURANT, Science Museum, London
14 Oct.: `Past and present: towards a contemporary history of biotechnology in Europe.'

A. O'SULLIVAN
21 Oct.: `Creating a culture of innovation: Cambridge physiology 1894–1914.'

PROFESSOR R.A. BUCHANAN, Bath
28 Oct.: `I.K. Brunel and the heroic age of British engineering.'

PROFESSOR J.H. BROOKE, Harris Manchester
4 Nov.: ` "Wise men nowadays think otherwise": John Ray, natural theology, and the meanings of anthropocentrism.'

PROFESSOR H. GATTI, University of Rome `La Sapienza'
Fri., 12 Nov.: `Giordano Bruno's cosmology at Oxford.'

PROFESSOR W.B. CARLSON, University of Virginia
18 Nov.: `Invention and illusion: Tesla, his backers, and the electric motor.'

DR J. HAMILTON, Birmingham
Fri., 26 Nov.: `Making connections: science, art, and society, in nineteenth-century London.'

DR J. HODGE, Leeds
Wed., 1 Dec.: `Charles Lyell's great change of mind about the science of geology.'

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Lecture

DR PAUL MADDRELL will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 11 October, at St Antony's European Studies Centre, 70 Woodstock Road. All welcome.

Conveners: A.J. Nicholls, B.Phil., MA, Special Lecturer in Modern European History and H. Pogge von Strandmann, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Modern History.

Subject: `Britain's exploitation of occupied Germany for scientific and technical intelligence on the Soviet Union.'

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Commonwealth History Seminar

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Modern History Faculty.

DR A. GREGORY
15 Oct.: `The Empire's dead and Metropolitan commenmoration.'

DR C. DEWEY, Leicester
22 Oct.: `The last battles for British India: why the Sikhs nearly won the Anglo-Sikh wars 1846–9.'
Note: For this week only, the seminar will be at 3.30, to be followed by a reception at Rhodes House to mark the publication of the last three volumes of the Oxford History of the British Empire, to which all present at the seminar are invited.

DR D. LOWRY, Oxford Brookes
29 Oct.: `The global impact of the South African War.'

PROFESSOR K. JEFFERY, University of Ulster
5 Nov.: `British wars of the twentieth century and the construction of an imperial identity.'

DR N. RODGER, National Maritime Museum
12 Nov.: `Navy and Empire: cause and effect?'

DR A. JACKSON
19 Nov.: `African soldiers and imperial authorities: tension and unrest among African soldiers and British military and Colonial authorities.'

PROFESSOR C. BRIDGE, Sir Robert Menzies Centre for Australian Studies, London
26 Nov.: `Australia's Imperial Wars, 1899–1945.'

PROFESSOR D. KILLINGRAY, Goldsmith's College, University of London
3 Dec.: `Colonial warriors in the Second World War.'

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Mappping the Print Culture of Eighteenth-century London (seminar)

Conveners: J. Cardwell, Modern History Faculty and J. Raven, Mansfield College.

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. in Mansfield College, except for the meeting on 18 November, which will be in the History Faculty Computing Room.

J. POOLEY, Surrey History Service
Wed., 20 Oct.: `Rebuilding a printing house: the Nichols archive project and its value for historians of the book trade.'

M. ECONOMOU, Glasgow University
Thurs., 18 Nov.: `Euesperides: mapping an ancient Greek colony in North Africa.'

M. TURNER, Bodleian Library
Thurs., 2 Dec.: `London book trades: a biographical database, 1557–1830.'

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MODERN HISTORY, SOCIAL STUDIES

Substance and Structure in American Political History

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays (unless otherwise indicated), in the Clay Room, Nuffield College.

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

PROFESSOR R. FORMISANO, Florida
12 Oct.: `Substance and structure, 1775–1820.'

PROFESSOR D. WALDSTREICHER, Yale
19 Oct.: `Substance and structure, 1790–1840.'

PROFESSOR M. HOLT, Virginia
26 Oct.: `Substance and structure, 1840–85.'

PROFESSOR J. SILBEY, Cornell
2 Nov.: `Substance and structure, 1820–65.'

PROFESSOR P. ARGERSINGER, University of Southern Illinois
9 Nov.: `Substance and structure, 1865–1910.'

PROFESSOR A. BADGER, Cambridge
16 Nov.: `Substance and structure, 1910–55.'

PROFESSOR R. JENSEN, University of Illinois at Chicago
23 Nov.: `Substance and structure, 1885–1930.'

PROFESSOR J. PATTERSON, Brown University
30 Nov.: `Substance and structure, 1930–80.'

PROFESSOR SHAFER
Wed. 1 Dec.: `Substance and structure, 1955–2000.'

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MUSIC

P. BRETT, University of California, Riverside, will lead the following colloquium at 5.15 p.m. on Tuesday, 12 October, in the Denis Arnold Hall, the Music Faculty. This event is open to the public.

Subject: `Queer music orientalism.'

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ORIENTAL STUDIES

Seminar on Jewish History and Literature in the Graeco-Roman Period

The following seminars will be given at 2.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in Wolfson College.

Conveners: M.D. Goodman, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Jewish Studies, and G. Vermes, MA, Professor Emeritus of Jewish Studies.

DR J. DUFF
12 Oct.: `Authorship and authority in first-century Judaism.'

PROFESSOR Z. RUBIN, Tel Aviv
19 Oct.: `The Jews in southern Arabia in late antiquity: the reflection of history in Islamic traditions.'

DR S. PEARCE, Southampton
26 Oct.: `Josephus on credibility.'

PROFESSOR G. HATA, Tama Art University
2 Nov.: `Eusebius and Josephus.'

PROFESSOR P. DAVIES, Sheffield
9 Nov.: `Messiahs at Qumran.'

PROFESSOR P. ALEXANDER, Manchester
16 Nov.: `The Community rule and the Didache.'

DR T. ILAN, Hebrew University
23 Nov.: `Notes on work-in-progress on a corpus of Jewish names in the Graeco-Roman period.'

DR A. SAMELY, Manchester
30 Nov.: `New and repeated information in the halakhic discourse of the Mishnah.'

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PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Oxford Physics Colloquia

The following seminars, which have been arranged with a view to interesting a wide physics community, will take place at 4.15 p.m. on Fridays in the Lindemann Lecture Theatre, the Clarendon Laboratory.

Conveners: P.G.H. Sandars, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Experimental Physics, and J.I. Silk, MA, D.Phil., Savilian Professor of Astronomy.

PROFESSOR F.W. TAYLOR
22 Oct.: `Life in the universe as a problem in physics.'

PROFESSOR M. WARD, Leicester
29 Oct.: `Gamma ray bursts.'

PROFESSOR P.L. KNIGHT, Imperial College, London
12 Nov.: `Atomic teletransportation: can Alice beam Scotty to Bob? Or: More things to do with cavity QED.'

H. JONES
19 Nov.: `Turbulence, explosions, supercurrents, Lorentz, amperes, strength—things that are needed, or put up with, to get world-beating magnetic fields for research.'

PROFESSOR V. RUBAKOV, Russian Academy of Sciences
26 Nov.: `Towards understanding the origin of matter–antimatter asymmetry in the universe.'

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Theoretical Chemistry Group Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Large Lecture Theatre, the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory.

Convener: M.S. Child, Coulson Professor of Theoretical Chemistry.

PROFESSOR BERATAN, Pittsburg
11 Oct.: `Protein and DNA mediated electron transport: a theoretical perspective.'

DR M. WILSON
18 Oct.: `Networks, chains, rings, and holes: intermediate-range order in ionic systems.'

PROFESSOR H.R. KRISHNAMURTHY, Indian Institute of Physics, Bangalore
25 Oct.: `Dynamical cluster approximations for strongly correlated electrons.'

DR J. ROBBINS, Bristol
1 Nov.: `Pauli exclusion principle from non- relativistic quantum mechanics.'

PROFESSOR B.T. PICKUP, Sheffield
8 Nov.: `Polymer chain conformations: what can theory add to experiment?'

DR A. JEPHCOAT
15 Nov.: `Pressure: molecules to metals and vice versa.'

PROFESSOR P.W. FOWLER, University of Exeter
22 Nov.: `Fullerene derivatives: isomers, isomers, and more isomers!'

DR M.P. JACOBSON, MIT
29 Nov.: `Acetylene at the threshold of isomerisation.'

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Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory

The following colloquia will be given at 5 p.m. on Mondays, unless otherwise indicated, in the Main Lecture Theatre, the Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory.

Convener: M.L.H. Green, MA, Professor of Inorganic Chemistry.

DR J.P. DAY, Manchester
11 Oct.: `Application of accelerator mass spectrometry to biological and environmental chemistry.'

DR P. SCOTT, Warwick
18 Oct.: `Stereoselective inorganic and organic synthesis using biaryl ligands and transition metals.'

DR R.E. MORRIS, St Andrews
25 Oct.: `From solids to molecules...and back again.'

DR D.S. WRIGHT, Cambridge
1 Nov.: `Imido and phosphinidene anions: applications and co-ordination chemistry.'

DR S.P.J. ALBRACHT, E.C.Slater Institute, Amsterdam
8 Nov.: `Activation of H2 in nature, an ancient recipe: Fe, CO, often Ni, some CN, and protein.'

PROFESSOR K. VRIEZE, Amsterdam
Thur. 11 Nov.: `Tension in Organometallic Chemistry' (Royal Society of Chemistry Nyholm Lecture)

PROFESSOR M. BOCHMANN, Leeds
15 Nov.: `Polymerisation catalysis with highly electrophilic organometallic systems.'

PROFESSOR H.D. DALTON, Warwick
22 Nov.: `Biology and chemistry of methane oxidation.'

PROFESSOR M. WAIS HOSSEINI, Strasbourg
29 Nov.: `Organic and inorganic molecular networks.'

DR S. DUCKETT, York
6 Dec.: `Reaction chemistry of metal hydrides: new perspectives through parahydrogen enhanced NMR spectroscopy.'

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Astrophysics Colloquia

The following colloquia will be given at 4.15 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Nuclear and Astrophysics Lecture Theatre.

Conveners: H. Tadros and A.E. Lynas-Gray.

DR M. KUNZ
12 Oct.: `CMB anistropies from scaling seeds.'

DR J. MAGORRIAN, Institute of Astronomy
19 Oct.: `Super-massive black holes in nearby galaxies.'

DR J. DUNLOP, Edinburgh
26 Oct.: `Quasars and the formation and evolution of elliptical galaxies.'

DR A. BLAIN, Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory, Cambridge
2 Nov.: `The history of energy generation in galaxies.'

DR E. FORD, Amsterdam
9 Nov.: `Fast X-ray signals: probing the region around neutron stars.'

DR N. ACHILLEOS, University College, London
16 Nov.: `Global modelling of Jupiter's thermosphere/ionosphere.'

DR W. HILLEBRANDT, Max Planck Institut für Astronomie, Garching
23 Nov.: `Thermonuclear supernovae: do they measure the expansion rate and geometry of the universe?'

PROFESSOR A. BLANCHARD, Observatoire de Strasbourg
30 Nov.: `Towards the determination of cosmological parameters: the Cosmic Triangle revisited.'

DR U. SELJAK, Princeton
7 Dec.: `High precision cosmology: galaxies versus weak lensing.'

DR M. VAN DER KLIS, Amsterdam
14 Dec.: `Millisecond oscillations in X-ray binaries.'

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Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory

The following seminars will be given at 2.15 p.m. on Mondays in the PTCL Lecture Theatre.

PROFESSOR R.G. COMPTON
11 Oct.: `Recent innovations in hydrodynamic voltammetry.'

DR A. PETFORD-LONG
18 Oct.: `The development of hard-disk read-heads: how can electron microscopy help.'

PROFESSOR J. W. EMSLEY, Southampton
25 Oct.: `Determining structure and orientational order from the NMR of liquid crystalline samples.'

PROFESSOR J.D. SCHIFRIN, Liverpool
1 Nov. `Structure and properties of nanoparticle networks.'

PROFESSOR P.J. DERRICK, Warwick
8 Nov.: `Gaseous macromolecules—no longer wholly a figment of the imagination.'

PROFESSOR B.J. HOWARD
15 Nov.: `What does a molecule really feel when it touches another?'

DR S.R. MEECH, UEA
22 Nov.: `Ultrafast chemistry in the condensed phase: an old story and some new directions.'

PROFESSOR E.A. HINDS, Sussex
29 Nov.: `The physics of cold atoms.'

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PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Department of Human Anatomy and Genetics: Research Seminars

The following seminars will be given at 1 p.m. on Fridays in the Lecture Theatre, Department of Human Anatomy and Genetics.

PROFESSOR K. REID
15 Oct.: `Collectins—mammalian lectins involved in innate immunity in lung surfactant and blood.'

DR Y. BOYD, MRC Mammalian Genetics Unit, Harwell
22 Oct.: `Tattered and X-linked dominant chondrodysplasia punctata are defects in sterol biosynthesis.'

PROFESSOR L. CASSELTON
29 Oct.: `"Sexes" by the thousand: the molecular basis of mate recognition in the mushroom Coprinus.'

DR S. THOMPSON, Guy's, King's, and St Thomas's Medical School, London
5 Nov.: `BDNF modulates nociceptive sensory inputs in the spinal cord.'

PROFESSOR C. DOBSON, Oxford Centre for Molecular Sciences
12 Nov.: `Protein misfolding and its links with human disease.'

DR J. HODGKIN, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge
19 Nov.: `Immortality and infection in the nematode C.elegans.'

DR A. STOKER, Neural Development Unit, Institute of Child Health, University College, London
26 Nov.: `The involvement of receptor tyrosine phosphatases in retinotectal development.' (Jenkinson Seminar)

DR S. SWEENEY, Department of Genetics, Cambridge
3 Dec.: `Forward and reverse genetics at the Drosophila embryonic neuromuscular junction.'

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PSYCHOLOGICAL STUDIES

Department of Experimental Psychology seminars

The following seminars will be given at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Weiskrantz Room (Room C 113) of the Department of Experimental Psychology.

DR M. EIMER, Cambridge
19 Oct.: `Response activation and inhibition elicited by subliminal stimuli.'

PROFESSOR A. DERRINGTON, Nottingham
9 Nov.: `Visual receptive fields in a changing world.'

DR S. DAKIN, Institute of Ophthalmology, London
16 Nov.: `Visual coding of word shape.' (McDonnell–Pew Seminar)

PROFESSOR J. WARDLE, Royal Free and University College Medical School, London
23 Nov.: `Psycho-social aspects of cancer screening participation.'

DR G. DAVIS, Birkbeck College, London
30 Nov.: `Object-based limitations upon visual awareness.'

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SOCIAL STUDIES

Senior Research Seminar in American Politics

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Chester Room, Nuffield College.

Conveners: B.E. Shafer, MA, A.W. Mellon Professor of American Government, and J.W. Ceaser, MA, John M. Olin Visiting Professor of American Government.

PROFESSOR SHAFER
20 Oct.: `The transformation of Southern politics, revisited: the House of Representatives as a window.'

PROFESSOR J.R. POLE
3 Nov.: `Publius, history, and strategy: the Federalist papers.'

DR K.T. GAUBATZ
17 Nov.: `Opinion polling as a dependent variable: assessing the assessment of American attitudes toward intervention in Bosnia.'

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SOCIAL STUDIES, MODERN HISTORY

Seminar in Economic and Social History

The following seminars will take place at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Wharton Room, All Souls College.

Conveners: Paul A. David, Professor of Economics and Economic History, Jane Humphries, Reader in Economic History, and Avner Offer, Reader in Recent Social and Economic History.

P.A. DAVID
12 Oct.: `The dynamics of productivity surges: electrification in the inter-war period re-examined.'

H.-J. VOTH, Cambridge
19 Oct.: `The longest year: new estimates of working time in industrialising Britain, 1760–1830.'

T. LEUNIG, LSE
26 Oct.: `Explaining Anglo-American productivity differentials .1900: the role of immigrant labour and on-the-job learning in a US cotton mill.'

L. TSAI, LSE
2 Nov.: `Technology and location of the American automobile industry.'

S. JOHANSSON, Cambridge
9 Nov.: `Did England have one mortality transition or several?'

N. FERGUSON
16 Nov.: `The political economy of the international bond market, 1850–1914.'

O. GRANT
23 Nov.: ` "Few Better Farmers in Europe": productivity, technology, and change in Junker agriculture, 1870–1913.'

A. CROCKETT
30 Nov.: `Supply-side economics or secularisation? Religious change in England and Wales in 1851.'

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THEOLOGY

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

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

M. PARGETER
14 Oct.: `Why does China persecute the faithful?'

THE REVD CANON M. BOURDEAUX
28 Oct.: `The Encyclopaedia of Religion in Russia.'

P. COLQUHOUN
11 Nov.: `The churches' role in Romanian health care.'

B. BJELAJAC
25 Nov.: `Contemporary Yugoslav life.'

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The Transfiguration

The following seminars will be given at 8.15 p.m. on Tuesdays in the St Theosevia Centre for Christian Spirituality, 2 Canterbury Road.

Conveners: S.P. Brock, MA, D.Phil., Reader in Syriac Studies, and K.T. Ware, MA, D.Phil., Spalding Lecturer in Eastern Orthodox Studies.

DR WARE
19 Oct.: `The Greek liturgical texts.'

DR E.J. YARNOLD
26 Oct.: `The Latin fathers.'

DR BROCK
2 Nov.: `The Syriac tradition.'

DR S. BHATTACHARJI
9 Nov.: `The Medieval West.'

PROFESSOR A.M. ALLCHIN
23 Nov.: `Twentieth-century poetry.'

BISHOP BASIL OF SERGIEVO
30 Nov.: `The Inter-Testamental material.'

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Ian Ramsey Centre Seminars

Theology and the Sciences—where now?

The following seminars will be held at 8.30 p.m. on Thursdays (wine at 8.15),in the Hood Room, St Cross College.

Conveners: Professor J.H. Brooke, Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion, and Dr Margaret Yee.

PROFESSOR BROOKE
14 Oct.: `The Sacred in the Secular? Proving the relevance of religion to the sciences.'

DR C. DEANE-DRUMMOND, Chester College
28 Oct.: `Biotechnology, ecology, and wisdom.'

PROFESSOR J. BRYANT, Exeter
11 Nov.: `The genes have spoken, now send in the clones.'

PROFESSOR R. HARRE, Georgetown University, Washington DC
25 Nov.: `Natural religion and its critics.'

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THEOLOGY, ORIENTAL STUDIES

Eastern Christian Studies Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the House of St Gregory and St Macrina, 1 Canterbury Road.

Conveners: K.T.Ware, MA, D.Phil., Spalding Lecturer in Eastern Orthodox Studies, and S.P. Brock, MA, D.Phil.,Reader in Syriac Studies.

DR BROCK
20 Oct.: `The eschatological Bridal Chamber in the Syriac tradition.'

DR WARE
3 Nov.: `Debates about the eucharistic sacrifice in twelfth-century Constantinople.'

M. ACCAD
17 Nov.: `The Christology of John 14: two different Antiochene approaches—John Chrysostom and Theodore of Mopsuestia—and their Syriac inheritors in Islamic times.'

R. WHITE
1 Dec.: `The theology of prayer in St Gregory Palamas.'

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RESEARCH LABORATORY FOR ARCHAEOLOGY AND THE HISTORY OF ART

The following seminars will be held at 10.30 a.m. on Thursdays in the Library, Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art, 6 Keble Road.

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

A. SHIMRON, Geological Survey of Israel
28 Oct.: `The ancient waterworks of the City of David, Jerusalem (a geoarchaeological overview), or trying to unravel a holy mess.'

Y. GOREN, Tel Aviv and University College, London
4 Nov.: `Mineral and chemical study of the Amarna Tablets.'

R. TYKOT, University of South Florida
11 Nov.: `New directions in dietary reconstruction from stable isotopes: examples from the old and new worlds.'

J.-L. SCHWENINGER, Royal Holloway
25 Nov.: `Dating the extinction of the elephant bird of Madagascar.'

R. RABINOVICH, Hebrew University, and Natural History Museum, London
2 Dec.: `Man versus carnivore in the Upper Pleistocene of the southern Levant.'

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CENTRE FOR BRAZILIAN STUDIES

On transcreation: literary invention, translation, and culture (in honour of Haroldo de Campos)

This conference, in collaboration with the Council on Latin American Studies, Yale, will be held on 13–14 October, in Oxford, and on 17–19 October, in Yale. The 13 October meeting will take place in the Taylor Institution (beginning at 5 p.m.); the 14 October meeting will take place in the Okinaga Room, Wadham College.

13 October

PROFESSOR HAROLDO DE CAMPOS, Sao Paulo
5.15 p.m.—Plenary Lecture: `The ex-centric viewpoint: tradition, transcreation, and transculturation.' (Debating: Professor Jacques Roubaud, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris, and Professor Helder Macedo, King's College, London.)

The meeting concludes with `Haroldo de Campos in conversation', at 7.30 p.m.


14 October

9.30–11 a.m. Panel: Literature and the margins

PROFESSOR ROBERT YOUNG: `Postcolonialism and dependency theory.'

PROFESSOR LUIS COSTA LIMA, Rio de Janeiro: `Culture and its possibilities.'

DR CLAUDIA PAZOS-ALONSO: `Re-presenting the margins in twentieth-century Brazilian literature.'


11.30 a.m.–1 p.m. Panel: Literature, criticism, and culture

PROFESSOR BERNARD MCGUIRK, Nottingham: `Poststructuralism and Haroldo de Campos.'

PROFESSOR DAVID JACKSON, Yale: `Music of the spheres in Haroldo de Campos's Galaxias.'

DR ROBIN FIDDIAN: `The homeland strikes back: postmodern intertextuality and political contestation.'


2.30–4 p.m. Panel: Concretism

PROFESSOR WILLARD BOHN, Illinois State: `Navigating concrete poetry with the plano piloto.'

PROFESSOR NICHOLAS ZURBRUGG, De Montford University, Leicester: `Concrete poetry and late postmodern multimedia aesthetics: a parallel.'

PROFESSOR ELISABETH WALTHER-BENSE, Stuttgart: `Semiotic conditions of originality in concrete poetry.'


4.30–6.30 p.m. Panel: Literary invention, transcreation

PROFESSOR INES OSEKI-DEPRE, Aix-en-Provence: `Galaxias as text and theory of translation.'

NELSON ASCHER, poet and translator: `Haroldo de Campos's work: poetry and translation.'

PROFESSOR ELSE VIEIRA: `Theorising translation: Homi Bhabha and Haroldo de Campos contrasted.'

PROFESSOR PIERO BOITANI, La Sapienza, Rome: `The last voyage.'

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SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL

Interdepartmental Finance Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 12.30 p.m. on Fridays 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).

D. WEBB, LSE
15 Oct.: `The timid and the bold: risk preference, precautions, and overinsurance.'

E. SCIUBBA, Cambridge
22 Oct.: `Asymmetric information and survival in financial markets.'

G. CONNOR, LSE
29 Oct.: `A nonlinear characteristic-based factor model of common stock returns.'

T. LYONS, Imperial College
5 Nov.: To be announced.

K. NYBORG, London Business School
12 Nov.: `R. and D., capital investments, and financing under repeated moral hazard.'

A. STOMPER, Vienna
19 Nov.: `Lending-relationships and banks' information about industry-specific default risk.'

T. HELLMAN, Stanford
26 Nov.: `Venture capital financing.'

N. WEBBER, Warwick Business School
3 Dec.: `An icosahedral lattice method for three- factor models.'

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COMPUTING LABORATORY

Strachey Lecture

PROFESSOR SAMSON ABRAMSKY, Edinburgh, will deliver the Strachey Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 12 October, in the Lecture Theatre, the Computing Laboratory.

Subject: `From computation to interaction: towards a science of information.'

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CENTRE FOR CRIMINOLOGICAL RESEARCH

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

Conveners: A.J. Ashworth, DCL, Vinerian Professor of English Law, and R. Young, MA, University Lecturer in Criminal Justice.

PROFESSOR A. SANDERS, Bristol
20 Oct.: `The impact of victim statements: the lessons of recent research in England.'

PROFESSOR A. MORRIS, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
3 Nov.: `Conferencing in juvenile justice: a re- offending and re-conviction study.'

D. FAULKNER
17 Nov.: `Prisons as a public service: culture, structure, and accountability.'

DR P.O. WILKSTROM, Institute of Criminology, Cambridge
1 Dec.: `Crime as social action: integrating individual and community perspectives in the study of crime and crime prevention.'

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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL STUDIES

The following research seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Department of Educational Studies.

PROFESSOR D. MCINTYRE, Cambridge
18 Oct.: `Schools as equal partners in educational research: a realistic way forward?'

PROFESSOR M. HAMMERSLEY, Open University
25 Oct.: `Why research into practice does not go.'

M. ROSS, University of Exeter
8 Nov.: `Being there: towards an arts-based research.'

PROFESSOR T. NUNES, London
15 Nov.: `Predicting and promoting deaf children's numeracy development.'

DR P. SIMMONS, London
22 Nov.: `School effectiveness research: equity issues.'

PROFESSOR W. CARR, Sheffield
29 Nov.: `Methodology and ideology in educational research.'

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ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE UNIT

Environment Seminar Series

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Main Lecutre Theatre of the School of Geography.

PROFESSOR N. MYERS
11 Oct.: `Population, environment, consumption: time of breakdown or breakthrough?'

D. LAMBERT, President, QIT Madagascar Minerals Ltd.
18 Oct.: `Dilemmas of mining in Madagascar–an integrated approach to evaluating social, economic, and environmental impacts at regional scales.'

PROFESSOR R. WHITE, Director, Institute for Environmental Studies, University of Toronto
25 Oct.: `Do we have the means to build the ecological city?'

P. JONES, Biffa Waste Services Ltd.
1 Nov.: `Waste and the resource management revolution—20/20 vision.'

PROFESSOR C. KIBERT, Florida
8 Nov.: `Reducing ecological footprints: the role of the construction industry.'

DR D. MADDISON, University College, London
15 Nov.: `The amenity value of climate in India.'

U. COLLIER, WWF-UK, Climate Impacts Programme
22 Nov.: `Facing a changing climate: the challenge for nature conservation.'

DR G. BODEKER
29 Nov.: `Medicinal plant biodiversity and implications for human health, rainforest conservation, and indigenous cultures.'

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CENTRE FOR EUROPEAN POLITICS, ECONOMICS, AND SOCIETY

Government and politics of the EU

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Seminar Room, Nuffield College. Details of the first seminar, to be held on 12 October, are not available at the time of printing (information can be found at http://www.ssfc.ox.ac.uk/cepes/).

Conveners: Anand Menon and Jeremy Richardson.

K. NICOLAIDES
19 Oct.: `The Amsterdam Treaty: what happened and why?'

S. HIX, LSE
26 Oct.: `Why the European Parliament won at Amsterdam.'

A. STONE SWEET
2 Nov.: To be announced.

J. PETERSON, Glasgow
9 Nov.: `US–EU trade relations after the Uruguay Round.'

C. RADAELLI, Bradford
16 Nov.: `Comparing narratives in the EU: structure, agency, and the cognitive dimension of politics.'

E. JONES, Nottingham
23 Nov.: `The politics of EMU.'

B. ROSAMOND, Warwick
30 Nov.: To be announced.

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CENTRE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

Graduate Seminar: International security in the twenty-first century

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Old Library, All Souls College.

Conveners: Dr Mats Berdal and Professor Robert O'Neill.

DR S. MILLER, Harvard
15 Oct.: `Threats and dangers: what will be the challenges?'

DR M. SERRANO
22 Oct.: `Transnational crime and international security.'

N. MORRIS, UNHCR
29 Oct.: `The UN and international security.'

GEN. SIR RUPERT SMITH, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe
5 Nov.: `Armed forces and intervention.'

DR G. ROCHLIN, Berkeley
12 Nov.: `The US as principal upholder: problems and opportunities.'

DR J. SHEA, NATO
19 Nov.: `NATO and international security.'

M.G. ANDREANI, International Institute for Strategic Studies
26 Nov.: `Arms control and weapons of mass destruction.'

PROFESSOR C. GREENWOOD, LSE
3 Dec.: `International law: intervention and international society.'

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MAISON FRANÇAISE

The following lectures and meetings will be held at the times shown in the Maison Française.

K. KAMANDA, poet and novelist
Wed. 13 Oct., 8 p.m.: `La poésie africaine aujourd'hui.' (French Language/World Literature series)

AIR MARSHAL SIR TIMOTHY GARDEN, former Director, Royal Institute of Strategic Affairs
Fri. 15 Oct., 8 p.m.: `European defence and security.' (European Movement lecture)

W. BARBER, Voltaire Foundation
Thur. 28 Oct., 5 p.m.: `Voltaire: travel and travellers' tales.' (Early Modern Research Seminar in French Literature and Culture)

D. BELLOS, Princeton
Thur. 4 Nov, 5.15 p.m.: `Jacques Tati, a man and his films.'

C. ROBINSON
Wed. 10 Nov., 8 p.m.: `Authority and difference in the poetry of Aimé Césaire.' (With readings in French by Nicole Gore) (French Language/World Literature series)

T. CHESTERS
Thur. 11 Nov., 5 p.m.: `Ghosts and the ghostly in late sixteenth-century France.'(Early Modern Research Seminar in French Literature and Culture)

J.-C. RUFIN, author of L'Abyssin
Tue. 16 Nov., 5.15 p.m.: presentation of L'Abyssin, to mark its recent translation into English.

D. COX, British Library
Thur. 18 Nov., 5.15 p.m.: `Language and politics in Algeria's post-independence Arabic literature.'

T. BEKRI, writer, poet, and lecturer, and P.N. NKASHAMA, poet, novelist, and lecturer
Thur. 25 Nov., 8 p.m.:
(T.B.) `Les littératures maghrébines d'expression française.'
(P.N.N.) `Littératures africaines.'
(French Language/World Literature series)

H. MERLIN, Sorbonne-Nouvelle
Fri. 26 Nov., 5 p.m.: `La question des origines de la nation. Problèmes de langue et de politique au dix- septième siècle.'(Early Modern Research Seminar in French Literature and Culture)

STUDY-DAY
Sat. 27 Nov., 10 a.m.–9.30 p.m.: `L'interprétation en questions.'

P. ALEXANDRE, writer and journalist
Tue. 30 Nov., 5.15 p.m.: `La Cinquième République en péril.'

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DEPARTMENT OF MATERIALS

Hume-Rothery Memorial Lecture 1999

PROFESSOR R. CAHN, Cambridge, will deliver the Hume-Rothery Memorial Lecture at 6.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 19 October, in the Nuclear Physics Lecture Theatre. The lecture will discuss intermetallic compounds in the context of Professor Hume-Rothery's concern with phase equilibria of such compounds.

Subject: `Intermetallics: some venerable issues revisited.'

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NISSAN INSTITUTE OF JAPANESE STUDIES

Nissan Institute Seminar

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Lecture Theatre, Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies, 27 Winchester Road, Oxford.

DR J. BREEN, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
15 Oct.: `The last rites of the Tokugawa.'

PROFESSOR M. SUZUKI, Shiga University, Japan
22 Oct.: `High speed growth and contemporary Japan.'

M. COWIN, Foreign and Commonwealth Office Research Analyst
29 Oct.: `An optimist's view of changes in Japan.'

DR G. ROWLEY
5 Nov.: `Memoirs of a real Geisha: on translating Masuda Sayo's Geisha.'

PROFESSOR K. OKACHI, Ryûkoku University, Kyoto, Japan
12 Nov.: `The recent economic recession in Japan: its causes and cure.'

F. LEISHMAN, Southampton Institute
19 Nov.: `From reinvention to realism: reassessing policing in Japan.'

DR A. WASWO
26 Nov.: `The social agenda in postwar housing policy, 1945–65.'

DR K.-P. KOEPPING, Heidelberg
3 Dec.: `Embodying national symbols in a peripheral possession movement in postwar Japan: the case of Odoru Shûkyô.'

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QUEEN ELIZABETH HOUSE

Contemporary South Asia Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in the Blackhall Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House.

Conveners: N. Gooptu, MA, University Lecturer in South Asian Studies, J.U. Heyer, MA, University Lecturer (CUF) in Economics, and B. Harriss-White, MA, Reader in Development Studies.

M. ROBERTS, Adelaide
14 Oct.: `Pejorative phrases and inside-outside structures in Sinhala political thought.'

P.K. DATTA, Delhi
28 Oct.: `Locating communal riots in the political culture of Bengal in the 1920s.'

D. BHATTACHARYA, SOAS, London
11 Nov.: `Colonial surveillance of Calcutta and the "Goonda" problem.'

M. VICZIANY, Monash, Australia, and O. MENDELSOHN, La Trobe, University
25 Nov.:
(M.V.) `Foreign direct investment in India: has economic liberalisation made a difference?'
(O.M.) `From precolonial to postcolonial law in India.'

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Economic Development Seminar: Stability and distribution in the global economy

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House.

Conveners: E.V.K. Fitzgerald, MA, University Research Lecturer, and F.J. Stewart, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Development Economics.

M. WOLF, The Financial Times
14 Oct.: `International financial reform.'

A. WINTERS, Sussex
21 Oct.: `The Millennium Round and the developing countries.'

R. SUTCLIFFE, University of the Basque Country, Bilbao
28 Oct.: `International migration, development, and equity.'

K. SAUVANT, UNCTAD, Geneva
4 Nov.: `Global FDI trends and policy implications.'

G. STANDLING, ILO, Geneva
11 Nov.: `Global labour flexibility: seeking distributive justice.'

A. WOOD, Sussex
18 Nov.: `Globalisation and wage inequality in the south reconsidered.'

B. COATES, Director, World Development Movement
25 Nov.: `Rights and responsibilities of foreign investors.'

DR FITZGERALD
2 Dec.: `International taxation and development.'

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CORPUS CHRISTI COLLEGE

F.W. Bateson Memorial Lecture 2000

PROFESSOR D. KARLIN, Department of English, University College, London, will deliver the F.W. Bateson Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 16 February 2000, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `The figure of the singer.'

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HERTFORD COLLEGE

Tyndale Lecture 1999

PROFESSOR M. BIDDLE will deliver the Tyndale Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 21 October, in the Examination Schools. A reception will be held after the lecture in the Principal's Lodgings, Hertford College.

Subject: `English pilgrims to the Tomb of Christ.'

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MAGDALEN COLLEGE

Rowe Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR T. CARTER, Professor of Music, Royal Holloway, University of London, will deliver the Rowe Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 5 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Io la Musica son': Monteverdi and the problems of opera.'

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

European Studies Centre

The European Union and its neighbours

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in St Antony's College. They will take place in the European Studies Centre, 70 Woodstock Road, with the exception of the 29 October meeting, which will take place in the New Room, the Besse Building.

Conveners: Dr Anne Deighton, St Antony's College, and Mr Graham Avery, European Commission, Brussels.

H.E. AMBASSADOR SALOLAINEN, Finnish Ambassador to the UK
22 Oct.: `The Finnish Presidency of the Council of Ministers of the European Union.'

DR R. DWAN, Conflict Prevention, Management and Resolution Project, SIPRI, Sweden
29 Oct.: `The European Union and neighbouring sub- regional organisations.'

F. GAUDENZI, Chief Negotiator with Poland, European Commission
12 Nov.: `Poland's membership of the European Union.'

PROFESSOR J. RAPCSAK, State Secretary in the Prime Minister's Office, Hungary
19 Nov.: `Hungary's membership of the European Union.'

A. BAILES, Political Director, WEU
26 Nov.: `Under a European flag? From WEU to EU.'

M. EMERSON, Centre for European Policy Studies, Brussels
3 Dec.: `Reshaping the wider Europe: the impact of the Balkan crisis.'

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Middle East Centre

British diplomatic perspectives on the Middle East

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Middle East Centre, 68 Woodstock Road.

SIR JAMES CRAIG
15 Oct.: `Britain's changing view of the Middle East.'

SIR MARRACK GOULDING
22 Oct.: `Kuwait, 1961.'

SIR JOHN COLES
29 Oct.: `King Hussein.'

I. LUCAS
5 Nov.: `Arms for the love of Allah?'

C. LONG
12 Nov.: `Egypt's moderating role in Middle Eastern politics.'

SIR ALAN MUNRO
19 Nov.: `Saudi Arabia, Britain, and the West during the Gulf crisis.'

LORD WRIGHT OF RICHMOND
26 Nov.: `The changing role of the British Ambassador to Saudi Arabia.'

SIR DAVID GORE-BOOTH
3 Dec.: `The Middle East portfolio at the FCO.'

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REGENT'S PARK COLLEGE

David Nicholls Memorial Lecture 1999

THE REVD KENNETH LEECH will deliver the first David Nicholls Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Saturday, 9 October, in Regent's Park College.

Subject: `Stepping out in Babylon: politics and theology in the thought of David Nicholls.'

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OXFORD-INTEL EDUCATION INITIATIVE

Technology in education and methods to inform system design

The following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in Room 347, the Wolfson Building, the Computing Laboratory.

DR G. MILLS
12 Oct.: `The use of ICT in the history classroom. Lessons from the past.'

DR B. JAWORSKI
19 Oct.: `The use of video-recordings in analysis of classroom interactions and teaching development.'

DR C. DAVIES
26 Oct.: `Communication and interaction in a teaching situation and the role of technology therein?'

PROFESSOR J. MASON, Open University
2 Nov.: `Modes of interaction in the classroom and the role of technology.'

DR D. SUDNOW, Seattle
16 Nov.: `Obscure relations between learning and teaching and the role of technology therein.'

DR R.S. SLACK, Edinburgh
23 Nov.: `The development and use of information systems in companies and communities—some observations.'

PROFESSOR D. SHAPIRO, Lancaster
30 Nov.: `Technologies for self-organisation.'

DR C. CROOK, Loughborough
7 Dec.: `Technology and educational practice: a perspective from cultural psychology.'

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OXFORD ASIAN TEXTILE GROUP

P. WOOLFITT, City Literary Institute, London, will lecture at 7 p.m. on Thursday, 21 October, in the Pitt Rivers Museum Research Centre, 64 Banbury Road. Visitors are welcome (charge for admission: £2). Telephone enquiries: Oxford 554281.

Subject: `Take two squares: ethnic clothes without patterns.'

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