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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. 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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SLADE LECTURES 2000

Ruskin today

PROFESSOR ROBERT HEWISON, Professor in Literary and Cultural Studies, University of Lancaster, will deliver the Slade Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Lecture Hall, the University Museum of Natural History. The lectures will be given on Thursdays, with the exception of the inaugural lecture, to be given on Wednesday, 19 January.

These lectures are open to the public.

19 Jan. (Inaugural Lecture): `Ruskin today.'

27 Jan.: ` "All my eye and Betty Martin": the formation of Ruskin's taste and the Ruskin family art collection.'

3 Feb.: ` "I think he must have read my book": Ruskin and the writing and rewriting of Turner.'

10 Feb.: ` "Nobody might have taken the trouble to look": Ruskin and the stones of Venice.'

17 Feb.: ` "A new and noble school in England": Ruskin and the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.'

24 Feb.: ` "The two paths": Ruskin after 1860.'

2 Mar.: ` "The triumph of the innocents": Ruskin, Holman Hunt, and spiritualism.'

9 Mar.: `Ruskin tomorrow.'

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THEOLOGY

Ian Ramsey Centre

The relation of theology and the sciences: ways forward

Seminars in this series will be held at 8.15 for 8.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Hood Room, St Cross College, in weeks 2, 4, and 6 of Hilary Term.

Conveners: Professor J. Hedley Brooke and Dr Margaret Yee.

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GRADUATE INTERDISCIPLINARY LECTURES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM

Sir David Piper New Year Lecture

DR J. WHITELEY will deliver the Sir David Piper New Year Lecture at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, 4 January, in the Headley Lecture Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum.

Subject: `The art of drawing in the early Renaissance.'

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OXFORD INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RESEARCH CENTRE

Intellectual property in the new millennium

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Latner Room, St Peter's College.

Conveners: D. Vaver, Reuters Professor of Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law, C.A. Greenhalgh, MA, Reader in Sociology, and W.J. Gordon (BA Cornell, JD Pennsylvania), Visiting Senior Research Fellow, St John's College.

PROFESSOR K. PURI, Queensland
18 Jan.: `Is traditional knowledge a form of intellectual property?'

DR G. BODEKER and DR R. WEST
25 Jan.: `Indigenous medical knowledge: the law and politics of protection.'

PROFESSOR P.B. HUGENHOLZ, Amsterdam
1 Feb.: `Can copyright and freedom of speech co- exist? The European experience.'

DR M. SPENCE
8 Feb.: to be announced.

DR GREENHALGH, M. LONGLAND, and PROFESSOR D. BOSWORTH, UMIST
15 Feb.: `Protecting IP: British/American trade mark and patenting practices of selected UK companies.'

PROFESSOR M. MEUREN, Boston
22 Feb.: `Fair division of the surplus from intellectual property: how to allocate rights to users and producers.'

PROFESSOR V. NABHAN, WIPO Arab Bureau
28 Feb.: `Copyright in the Arab world.'

PROFESSOR M. O'ROURKE, Boston
7 Mar.: to be announced.

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LANGUAGE CENTRE

Lunchtime seminars in applied linguistics

The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Mondays in Room 301, the Language Centre (12 Woodstock Road). Refreshments will be available in the Language Centre reception area from 12.30 p.m.

MRS M. CLARKE
24 Jan.: `The role of introductory "It" patterns in the constructing of an appropriate academic persona.'

DR A. FRANKENBERG-GARCIA, ISLA, Lisbon
7 Feb.: `Using a translation corpus to sort out Portuguese–English cross-linguistic influence.'

DR R. VANDERPLANK
21 Feb.: `What makes a good "language keeper"? Success and failure in the Lambda Project.'

DR E. MACARO
6 Mar.: `An analysis of code switching in foreign language classroom discourse.'

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CENTRE FOR SOCIO-LEGAL STUDIES

Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy

PROFESSOR DIANE KAPLAN, professor in the John Marshall Law School, the University of Chicago, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 9 December, in the centre.

Subject: `Why truth is not a defence in paternity actions.'

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WELLCOME UNIT FOR THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE AND DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL POLICY AND SOCIAL WORK

Oral history seminars: understanding twentieth-century health care through oral history

The following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Mondays in the Wellcome Unit, 47 Banbury Road.

Convener: S. Harper, D.Phil., Research Associate, the Wellcome Unit.

DR G. SMITH, Glasgow
17 Jan.: `The experience of general practice.'

DR R. FERGUSON, Glasgow University, Caledonian
24 Jan.: `Exploring district nursing.'

DR S. ANDERSON, LSHTM
31 Jan.: `The chemist's story.'

DR M. RHODES, Birmingham
7 Feb.: `Births, bedpans, and bugs: professional education for midwives.'

DR K. FISHER
14 Feb.: `The understanding and practice of birth control.'

DR D. ATKINSON, Open University
21 Feb.: `A history of learning disabilities.'

PROFESSOR N. SMALL, Bradford
28 Feb.: `The modern hospice movement.'

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GREEN COLLEGE

Green College Lectures 2000

Food for the next millennium: implications for the environment

The Green College Lectures will be given at 6 p.m. on the following Mondays in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

PROFESSOR M.J. GIBNEY, Institute of European Food Studies, Trinity College, Dublin
17 Jan.: `Safe and nutritious food: global issues for the next millennium.'

DR P.J. DALE, the John Innes Centre, Norwich
24 Jan.: `Genetically modified organisms: environmental saviour or environmental disaster?'

PROFESSOR W.P.T. JAMES, Director, Rowett Research Institute, Aberdeen
31 Jan.: `Feast and famine: the paradox of under- and over-nutrition.'

A. BENNETT, Chief Natural Resources Adviser, Department for International Development
7 Feb.: `Food and forests: will they be compatible in the next millennium?'

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