Lectures

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GRINFIELD LECTURES ON THE SEPTUAGINT

The Septuagint in light of the Qumran Scrolls

EUGENE ULRICH, John A. O'Brien Professor of Hebrew Scriptures, University of Notre Dame, Indiana, will deliver the second series of his Grinfield Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Examination Schools. Each lecture will be followed by discussion.
23 Feb.: `Hebrew texts of the Psalter and the Septuagint translation.'

24 Feb.: `The Septuagint translation of Daniel.'

25 Feb.: `The Septuagint translation of Isaiah—version, not vision.'

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HUSSEY LECTURE ON THE CHURCH AND THE ARTS

PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER WHITE, formerly Director of the Ashmolean Museum, will deliver the Hussey Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 29 February, in the Ashmolean Lecture Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum.

Subject: `Peter Paul Rubens: an artist in the service of religion.'

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CAMERON MACKINTOSH LECTURES

PROFESSOR NICHOLAS HYTNER will lecture, with friends, at 5 p.m. on the following Fridays in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College: 11 February, 18 February, 25 February, and 3 March.

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HALLEY LECTURE 2000

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

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. The venue will be announced later.

Subject: `Neutrino astronomy: Antarctic dreams.'

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CLINICAL MEDICINE

Nuffield Department of Surgery

The following seminars will be held on Tuesdays in the Seminar Room, Level 6, the Nuffield Department of Surgery, the John Radcliffe Hospital. The seminar on 15 February will take place at 1 p.m.; the remaining seminars will be held at 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. PHILIPS
15 Feb.: `The immune response to HIV.'

H. HIGHAM
22 Feb.: `Neuromonitoring for carotid surgery.'

J.-A. SOSA
29 Feb.: `The importance of surgeon volume for clinical and economic outcomes from thyroidectomy.'

P. ROTHWELL
7 Mar.: `Management of asymptomatic carotid disease.'

P. WHATLING
14 Mar.: `Botulinum toxin as a treatment for isolated axillary hyperhidrosis.'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

IRMELA PLAMANN, Hanover, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 17 February, in the Ground Floor Lecture Room, 47 Wellington Square.

Conveners: F.J. Lamport, MA, and K.M. Kohl, MA, Faculty Lecturers in German.

Subject: `Schön ist die Welt? oder: Expo2000—die erste Weltausstellung in Deutschland.'

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Portuguese Graduate Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in Room T.11, 47 Wellington Square.

There will be a showing of the film O primeiro dia (Walter Salles/Daniela Thomas, 1999) at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, 16 February, in Room F6, 47 Wellington Square.

DR LÚCIA NAGIB, Unicamp—Pontifíca Universidade Católica, São Paulo
17 Feb.: `Caminhos da utopia no cinema brasileiro atual—uma análise de O primeiro dia.'

RICHARD ZENITH
9 Mar.: `On translating Portuguese literature.'

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Portuguese studies: additional seminars

The following seminars will be held at 12 noon on Fridays in Room T11, 47 Wellington Square.

DR HILARY OWEN, Manchester
3 Mar.: `Speaking the Revolution in the works of Teolinda Gersão.'

MANUELA NOGUEIRA
10 Mar.: in conversation with Richard Zenith about her uncle, Fernando Pessoa.

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MODERN HISTORY

Mapping the print culture of eighteenth-century London

The following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. in Mansfield College.

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

M. HEANEY, Bodleian Library
17 Feb.: `The Bodleian Library Broadside Ballad Project.'

S. COLCLOUGH, Reading
2 Mar.: ` "R.R.—A Remarkable Thing or Action": John Dawson (1692–1765) and the practice of reading, 1700–40.'

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MODERN HISTORY, SOCIAL STUDIES

Seminar in Economic and Social History

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

Conveners: P.A. David, MA, Professor of Economics and Economic History, K.J. Humphries, MA, Reader in Economic History, and A. Offer, MA, D.Phil., Reader in Recent Social and Economic History.

R. ADAIR, Cambridge
15 Feb.: `Early modern illegitimacy.'

J. LEWIS
22 Feb.: `Long-term family trends in Britain.'

J. ERMISCH, Essex
29 Feb.: `Post-war trends and determinants of family formation and dissolution.'

R. ROWTHORN, Cambridge
7 Mar.: `Trends in divorce.'

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CENTRE FOR BRAZILIAN STUDIES

Workshops

Thur., 10 Feb., 4.15 p.m., Latin American Centre, 1 Church Walk: `Trends in contemporary Brazilian cinema'. Speaker: Dr Lúcia Nagib, Director, Film Studies Centre, Pontifíca Universidade Católica, São Paulo.

Wed., 23 Feb., 2 p.m.: Fellows' Dining Room, St Antony's College: `The political reform agenda in Brazil.' Speakers: Professor Leslie Bethell, Director, Centre for Brazilian Studies, Professor Maria D'Alva Gil Kinzo, Universidade de São Paulo, and Dr Jairo Nicolau, Instituto Universitario de Pesquisa do Rio de Janeiro.

Mon., 6 Mar., 2 p.m., Fellows' Dining Room, St Antony's College: `Atitudes, normas culturais e valores em relacao a violencia: a recent survey of ten Brazilian state capitals.' Speakers: Professor Paulo Sergio Pinheiro, Director, Centre for the Study of Violence, Universidade de São Paulo, and Dr Nancy Cardia, Co-ordinator of Research, Centre for the Study of Violence, Universidade de São Paulo.

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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. Further information may be obtained from Elaine Durham, Saïd Business School, 59 George Street, Oxford OX1 2BE (telephone: Oxford (2)88650, e-mail: elaine.durham@sbs.ox.ac.uk).

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

R. RAHI, LSE
11 Feb.: `Efficiency properties of rational expectations equlibria with asymmetric information.'

W. PERRAUDIN, Birkbeck College, London
18 Feb.: `The consistency of ratings and on market yields.'

K. NYBORG, London Business School
25 Feb.: `R.&D. capital investments, and financing under repeated moral.'

J. COCCO, London Business School
3 Mar.: to be announced.

V. SAPORTA, Bank of England
10 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.

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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OFFICERS TRAINING CORPS

GEN. SIR ROGER WHEELER, Chief of the General Staff, will lecture on Wednesday, 1 March, at the invitation of Professor R.J. O'Neill. The lecture will be given at 5 p.m. in the Examination Schools, and is open to all members of the University.

Subject: `No prizes for second place.'

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CENTRE FOR SOCIO-LEGAL STUDIES

DR NEIL MACFARLANE will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 15 February, in the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies.

Subject: `Culture, politics, and the rule of law in the Caucasus.'

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BRASENOSE COLLEGE

Tanner Lectures in Human Values 2000

Rhetorics of value

PROFESSOR GEOFFREY HILL will deliver the Tanner Lectures in Human Values at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Taylor Institution.
Mon. 6 Mar.: `Intrinsic value.'

Tue. 7 Mar.: `Poetry and value.'

Poetry reading: Professor Hill will give a reading from his own verse at 8.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 8 March, in the Auditorium, Magdalen College. He will be introduced by Ruth Padel, who will chair the event.

Entry to the Auditorium is via the college gates in Longwall Street, eighty yards from the junction of Longwall Street and High Street. It is expected that the reading will continue for approximately one hour.

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CORPUS CHRISTI COLLEGE

Bateson Memorial Lecture

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, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `The figure of the singer.'

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LADY MARGARET HALL

Canada Seminars

DR N. LANE, Cambridge, Project Director of the Women in SET Initiative, will speak at 5.15 p.m. on Thursday, 24 February, in the Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret Hall. There will be an opportunity to meet the speaker informally afterwards over drinks. Further information may be obtained from Elizabeth Jubb, Lady Margaret Hall (telephone: Oxford (2)74302, e-mail: liz.jubb@lmh.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `Women in science: the Canadia experiment.'

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Asian Studies Centre

Special seminar

DR A. ACHARYA, Associate Professor of Political Science, York University, Toronto, will give a special seminar at 2.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 15 February, in the Clock Room, St Antony's College.

Subject: `Power, identity, and multilateralism in the Asia Pacific.'

Note: The Asian Studies Centre Special Seminar to be held on Tuesday, 29 February, will take place in the New Room, St Antony's College, and not, as previously announced, in the Clock Room.

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Centre for Russian and East European Studies

PROFESSOR ALFRED RIEBER, History Department, Central European University, Budapest, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 15 February, in the Fellows' Dining Room, St Antony's College.

Subject: `Stalin: man of the borderlands.'

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ST HUGH'S COLLEGE

St Hugh's College MCR—Maplethorpe Lectures: crisis, transformation, and development

The following lectures will be given at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Wordsworth Room, St Hugh's College.

Conveners: Rosarii Griffin, MCR President, and Alima Ali, Women's Representative and Secretary.

DR C. BROCK
15 Feb.: `Female education in developing countries.'

C. GRIFFITHS, Hull
22 Feb.: `Women and social development in francophone Africa.'

PROFESSOR J. WELTON, Oxford Brookes
29 Feb.: `Transformation and education in South Africa.'

M. RICHMOND, UNESCO Co-ordinator in Kosovo
7 Mar.: `On the ground in Kosovo.'

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Becket Institute

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Becket Institute, St Hugh's College.

PROFESSOR A. BRASSLOF, Salford
16 Feb.: `Church and politics in Spain: continuity and change.'

P. GIFFORD, SOAS, London
23 Feb.: `Church and state in contemporary sub-Saharan Africa.'

PROFESSOR O. RAFFERTY, Maynooth, Ireland
1 Mar.: `The Catholic Church and the Partition of Ireland 1914–22.'

PROFESSOR D. DAVIS, Baylor University, Texas
8 Mar.: `Religion, public philosophy, and America's quest for unity: old habits and new possibilities.'

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SOMERVILLE COLLEGE

Study-day: How to get on in politics

This study-day will be held on Saturday, 26 February, in Somerville College.

Have you ever considered becoming more involved in politics? Do you want to know what political activity really involves? What has drawn Somervillians into politics? What are the highs and lows? A panel including local councillors, members of Parliament and the House of Lords, and those who work closely with politicians as researchers and journalists, will discuss the realities of political life at all levels.

For details of the programme, and to book, contact Liz Cooke, Somerville College, Oxford OX2 6HD (telephone: Oxford (2)70632, e- mail: elizabeth.cooke@somerville.ox.ac.uk).

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TEMPLETON COLLEGE

Research workshop: whither the WTO?

This workshop will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 17 February, in Templeton College. It will be chaired by Robin Pedler, Associate Fellow.

The workshop is open to faculty and graduate students. Those wishing to register should contact Denise Edwards, Templeton College, Oxford OX1 5NY (telephone: Oxford 422500, fax: 422501, e-mail: denise.edwards@templeton.ox.ac.uk).

SYLVIA OSTRY, Professor, Toronto University: `Whither the WTO?' (Keynote address)

ALAN RUGMAN, Thames Water Fellow in Strategic Management: `Foreign direct investment.'

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FRIENDS OF REWLEY HOUSE

P.D. JAMES will lecture at 8 p.m. on Friday, 25 February, in the Lecture Theatre, Rewley House. Tickets will be required for admission, and may be obtained from Mark Turnbull (telephone: Oxford (2)80367).

Subject: `Changes in crime-writing between the 1930s and today.'

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OXFORD MEDIEVAL SOCIETY

DR C. DE HAMEL, Sotheby's, will lecture at 8.30 p.m. on Thursday, 17 February, in the Old Library, All Souls College. Wine will be served from 8.15 p.m. New members are welcome.

Subject: `The Turcipelarius in Oxford in 1481.'

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