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CLARENDON LECTURES IN MANAGEMENT STUDIES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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PROFESSOR OF POETRY

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

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

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

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

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

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CLINICAL MEDICINE

Litchfield Lecture with Title

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

Subject: `The molecular pathogenesis of lung cancer.'

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LITERAE HUMANIORES

The Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama

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

Convener: O.P. Taplin, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Classical Languages and Literature, and E.M. Hall, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer (CUF) in Classical Languages.

Subject: `Dionysus in '69.'

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

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

SIR MICHAEL LLEWELLYN SMITH, formerly British Ambassador in Athens, and author of Ionian Vision: Greece in Asia Minor 1919–1922, will lecture at 3 p.m. on Friday, 16 June, in 47 Wellington Square.

Convener: P.A. Mackridge, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Modern Greek.

Subject: `Ionia revisited.'


PROFESSOR WILFRIED BARNER, University of Göttingen, will lecture at 12 noon on Friday, 16 June, in Room 3, the Taylor Institution. The lecture will be followed by refreshments in the Voltaire Room.

Convener: K.M. Kohl, MA, Faculty Lecturer in German.

Subject: `Goethe und Schiller.'

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ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM

Millennium Lecture Series: Facing Forward, Looking Back

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

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

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DEPARTMENT OF BIOCHEMISTRY

Rodney Porter Memorial Lecture

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

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

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CENTRE FOR BRAZILIAN STUDIES

The Financial System and Economic Development in Brazil

This conference will be held on Monday, 12 June, in St Antony's College. The co-ordinator is Dr Edmund Amann, Research Fellow in Economics, Centre for Brazilian Studies.

The conference will begin with a welcome and introduction by Professor Leslie Bethell, Director of the Centre, at 9.30 a.m.

Session 1, 9.30–11 a.m.: The role of development banks and multilateral institutions

DR A. CASTELAR PINHEIRO, Head of the Department of Economics, Brazilian National Economic and Social Development Bank (BNDES): `The BNDES and the financing of economic development: some recent trends.'

DR D. OLIVEIRA, Executive Director for Brazil and Surinam, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Washington, DC: `Financing development projects in Brazil: the case of the IDB.'


Session 2, 11.30 a.m.–1 p.m.: Privatisation, foreign investment, and the restructuring of the Brazilian banking sector

G. GARDENALI, President, Nossa Caixa, Nosso Banco: `State banks and the financing of development: the Brazilian experience.'

PROFESSOR H. MAKLER, Research Fellow, Hoover Institute, Stanford University: `Privatisation, financial restructuring, and the state banks.'


Session 3, 2–4 p.m.: Private sector banks and capital markets: challenges and contributions

DR J.L. OSÓRIO, President, Brazilian Stock Exchange Commission (CVM): `Capital market regulation and economic liberalisation.'

PROFESSOR W. NESS, Professor of Economics, Business School, Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-RJ): `Financing Brazilian firms through domestic capital markets.'

PROFESSOR R. STUDART, Professor of Economics, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ): `The structure and regulation of the non-public sector banking sector and their impacts on the financing of Brazil's economic development.'


Session 4, 4.30–6 p.m. (round table): Foreign capital and the transformation of the Brazilian financial sector

This session will be chaired by Dr Valpy Fitzgerald, University Reader in International Economics and Fellow, St Antony's College. Presidents and other senior representatives of foreign banks in Brazil will take part.

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SAÏD BUSINESS SCHOOL

Interdepartmental Finance Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 12.30 p.m. on Fridays in the Saïd Business School, 59 George Street.

Enquiries should be addressed to Elaine Durham, Saïd Business School, 59 George Street, Oxford OX1 2BE (telephone: Oxford (2)88683, e-mail: elaine.durham@sbs.ox.ac.uk).

Conveners: Clara Raposo (Saïd Business School), Hyun Shin (Economics), and Sam Howison (Mathematics).

A. BERNARDO, UCLA
9 June: `Capital budgeting and compensation with asymmetric information and moral hazard.'

P. HENRY, Stanford
16 June: `Do stock market liberalisations cause investment booms?'

B. CHODHRY, UCLA
23 June: `Real options and the diversification discount.'

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COMPUTING LABORATORY

Recent research on dyslexia

The following lectures will be held at 7.30 p.m. on the days shown in the Lecture Theatre, the Computing Laboratory.

Convener: B. Sufrin, MA, University Lecturer in Computation.

PROFESSOR J. STEIN
Thur. 8 June: `Dyslexics' vision and hearing.'

DR A. RICHARDSON
Wed. 5 July: `Nutrition in dyslexia.'

PROFESSOR L. MACPHIE
Thur. 5 Oct.: `Genetics of dyslexia.'

PROFESSOR S. GREENFIELD
Tue. 31 Oct.: `From brain to mind.'

PROFESSOR U. FRITH
Wed. 22 Nov.: `The interplay of environment, cognitive and biological factors in dyslexia.'

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NISSAN INSTITUTE OF JAPANESE STUDIES

Nissan Institute Special Lecture

PROFESSOR KARL HEINZ GRUBER, Chair of Comparative Education, University of Vienna, will deliver the Nissan Institute Special Lecture at 3 p.m. on Friday, 23 June, in the Lecture Theatre, the Nissan Institute.

Convener: R.J. Goodman, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in the Social Anthropology of Japan.

Subject: `Images of Japanese education: a photographic essay on the culture of Japanese schools.'

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UNIVERSITY LABORATORY OF PHYSIOLOGY

Seminar

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

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

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OXFORD POLICY INSTITUTE

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in Queen Elizabeth House.

L. KUMARANAYAKE, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
9 June: `Health sector regulation in developing countries.'

A. DURAN, Director, Tecnicas de Salud, Spain
16 June: `Building a health service in transition economies.'

PROFESSOR C. PROPPER, Bristol
23 June: `The impact of financial incentives on the behaviour of GPs.'

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DEPARTMENT OF PRIMARY HEALTH CARE

Litchfield Lecture

PROFESSOR NEAL L. BENOWITZ, Professor of Medicine, Psychiatry, and Biopharmaceutical Science, and Chief, Division of Clinical Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, University of California, San Francisco, will deliver a Litchfield Lecture at 6.15 p.m. on Thursday, 22 June, in Lecture Theatre 2, the John Radcliffe Hospital.

Convener: Dr Michael Murphy, ICRF General Practice Research Group (telephone: Oxford 226759/226929, e-mail: michael.murphy@dplpc.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `The human pharmacology of nicotine: from addiction to public policy.'

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QUEEN ELIZABETH HOUSE

Economic Development Seminar

SHANKAR ACHARYA, Chief Economic Adviser, Finance Ministry, Government of India, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 8 June, in the Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House.

Subject: `Managing external economic challenges in the Nineties in India: lessons for the future.'

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Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women

Judy Kimble Memorial Lecture

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

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

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Refugee Studies Centre

Seminars on Forced Migration: cancellation of seminar

It is regretted that due to unforeseen changes to her travel arrangements in Bosnia, Dr Tone Bringa is no longer able to give the Refugee Studies Centre seminar on Wednesday, 14 June, and the meeting will accordingly not take place.

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CENTRE FOR SOCIO-LEGAL STUDIES

Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy

ANDREW KENYON, University of Melbourne, will lecture at 11.30 a.m. on Tuesday, 13 June, in the Seminar Room, the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Wolfson College.

Subject: `A "fairly mindless effort at cheap denigration": examining defamation legislation in England and Australia.'

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DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS

Corcoran Memorial Lectures

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

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

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

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ALL SOULS COLLEGE

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

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

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CHRIST CHURCH

Picture Gallery

CHRISTOPHER BAKER will lecture at 5.45 p.m. on Monday, 19 June, in the Picture Gallery, Christ Church.

Subject: `The Aldrich Prints: Christ Church's unknown collection.'

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CORPUS CHRISTI COLLEGE

Richard Hooker 400th Anniversary Lectures

(Michaelmas Term)

The following lectures will be delivered at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Examination Schools.

PROFESSOR DIARMAID MACCULLOCH
3 Nov.: `Hooker's reputation.'

PROFESSOR ROWAN WILLIAMS, Bishop of Monmouth and Archbishop of Wales
10 Nov.: `Hooker's theology.'

PROFESSOR RICHARD TUCK, Harvard
17 Nov.: `Hooker's political thought.'

PROFESSOR BRIAN VICKERS, Centre for Renaissance Studies, ETH, Zurich
24 Nov.: `Hooker's rhetoric.'

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LINACRE COLLEGE

Linacre Lectures

Consciousness of connections: global environments in the new millennium

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

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

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

George Antonius Lecture

PROFESSOR GEORGE SCANLON, American University in Cairo, will deliver the twenty-third George Antonius Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 15 June, in the New Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Subject: `The Dar Al-Islam: does it need a past?'

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ST JOHN'S COLLEGE

First Robert Penson Lecture

DR MARK LAIRD will deliver the first Robert Penson Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 27 June, in the Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's College. There will be a reception after the lecture, which is open to the general public as well as to members of the University.

Subject: ` "Three yards of serpentine shrubs": St John's and eighteenth-century gardening.'

Robert Penson was the gardener to whose designs St John's gardens were remodelled in the late eighteenth century. The college intends that there will be a Robert Penson Lecture on a theme related to garden history every year at the end of Trinity Term.

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WOLFSON COLLEGE

Public lecture

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

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

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FRIENDS OF THE BODLEIAN

Annual General Meeting

The fifty-fifth Annual General Meeting of the Friends of the Bodleian will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, 29 June, in the Sheldonian Theatre. Mr Vice-Chancellor will take the chair.

After the formal business, PROFESSOR HERMIONE LEE will address the meeting.

Subject: `Marks in the margins.'

Non-members of the Friends who would like to attend the meeting are asked to inform the Membership Secretary, Mrs P.M. Sturgis, Friends of the Bodleian, Bodleian Library, Oxford OX1 3BG (telephone: Oxford (2)77234) in advance.

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OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY FORUM

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

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

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THE OXFORD TRUST

Festival of Science and Innovation—Summer Lecture

DR ANNE WHELDON and DR SUE ROAF will lecture at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, 21 June, in the University Museum of Natural History. Admission is free, but booking is essential: telephone Alison Hendry, Oxford 728953.

This lecture is arranged in partnership with Oxford AWISE.

Subject: `What will life be like in 2050?'

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