Lectures

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INAUGURAL LECTURES

Harold Vyvyan Harmsworth Professor of American History

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

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

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Reuters Professor of Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law

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

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

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GAISFORD LECTURE 2000

PROFESSOR C. WATKINS, Harvard, will deliver the Gaisford Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 25 May, in the Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's College.

Subject: `Anatolia and Hellas: cultural, linguistic, and poetic resonances.'

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HALLEY LECTURE 2000

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

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

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CHERWELL–SIMON LECTURE 2000

PROFESSOR FRANCIS HALZEN, Director, Institute for Elementary Particle Physics Research, University of Wisconsin—Madison, will deliver the Cherwell–Simon Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Friday, 9 June, in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, the Clarendon Laboratory.

Subject: `Neutrino astronomy: Antarctic dreams.'

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SIR JOHN HICKS LECTURE ON ECONOMIC HISTORY

PROFESSOR R. ALLEN, University of British Columbia, will deliver the Sir John Hicks Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 19 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Russia's first capitalist economy: economic growth and income distribution under the tsars.'

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SIMONYI LECTURE

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

Subject: `Shaking hands with the Universe.'

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GARETH EVANS MEMORIAL LECTURE 2000

PROFESSOR T. NAGEL, New York University, will deliver the Gareth Evans Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 23 May, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

Subject: `The psycho-physical nexus.'

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J.W. JENKINSON MEMORIAL LECTURE

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

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

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SOCIO-LEGAL STUDIES ANNUAL LECTURE

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

The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception at 7 p.m., which all members of the University are welcome to attend.

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

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MAURICE LUBBOCK MEMORIAL LECTURE

DR J. TAYLOR, Director General of Research Councils, Office of Science and Technology, will deliver the twenty-sixth Maurice Lubbock Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 26 May, in the University Museum of Natural History.

Subject: `E-science and the information utility.'

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ANTHROPOLOGY AND GEOGRAPHY, LITERAE HUMANIORES

M.H. HANSEN, Director of the Copenhagen Polis Centre, Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 17 May, in the McGregor-Matthew Room, New College.

Conveners: N.J. Allen, MA, D.Phil., Reader in the Social Anthropology of South Asia, F.G.B. Millar, MA, D.Phil, Camden Professor of Ancient History, and R.C.T. Parker, MA, D.Phil., Wykeham Professor of Ancient History.

Subject: `A comparative study of thirty city-state cultures: an investigation conducted by the Copenhagen Polis centre.' (Presentation of the recently published book of the same title)

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CLINICAL MEDICINE

Nuffield Department of Surgery

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held on Tuesdays, at the times shown, in the Seminar Room, Level 6, NDS, the John Radcliffe Hospital.

DR A. D'APICE, St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne
Fri. 12 May, 9 a.m.: `Disseminated intravascular coagulation—yet another barrier to clinical vascularised organ transplantation.'

DR C. VAN DEN BERG, Walls Heart Research Institute, Cardiff
6 June, 1 p.m.: `Xenotransplantation: are pig regulators of complement good for you?'

DR N. WILLCOX, IMM
13 June, 1 p.m.: `Autoantigen-specific T and B cells in myasthenia gravis.'

DR C. NAVARETTE, National Blood Service
20 June, 1 p.m.: `Immune responses to clinical blood transfusions.'

DR K. RIGLEY, Jenner Institute
27 June: `Dendritic cells: regulators of T cell differentiation.'

DR G. LENG, Cochrane Collaboration
4 July, 5 p.m.: `Increasing the evidence for vascular interventions.'

MR R. GALLAND, Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading
11 July, 5 p.m., Pickering Postgraduate Centre Seminar Room, Level 3: `The future of minimally invasive vascular surgery.'

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Diabetes Research Laboratories: Clinical Endocrine and Metabolic Meetings

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

Details of the 17 May meeting will be announced later.

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

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

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

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

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

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LITERAE HUMANIORES

Roman art in context

This conference will be held on Saturday, 10 June, in Corpus Christi College.

Space is limited and booking is essential. Details may be obtained from Professor Robin Osborne, Corpus Christi College (e-mail: robin.osborne@ccc.ox.ac.uk).

A. COOLEY: `Representations of the imperial family by the Augustales of Campania.'

C. VOUT, Cambridge: `Not just a pretty face: putting Antinous in his context.'

R.M. SCHNEIDER, Cambridge: `Public portrayals and public response: power structures in early imperial Rome.'

K. LORENZ, Heidelberg: `Living together: pictures of mythological couples in Pompeian houses.'

J. ELSNER: `Narcissus at Pompeii.'


David Lewis Lecture

PROFESSOR P.J. RHODES, Professor of Ancient History, University of Durham, will deliver the David Lewis Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 31 May, in the Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's College. The lecture will be followed by a reception.

Convener: Dr A.K. Bowman, Christ Church.

Subject: `Making and breaking treaties in the Greek world.'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

DR L. LIEB, Dresden, will lecture at 8.30 p.m. on Thursday, 18 May, in the New Council Room, Somerville College.

Convener: A.M.V. Suerbaum, MA, University Lecturer in Medieval German.

Subject: `Die Wiederholung. Überlegungen zum Iwein Hartmanns von Aue.'

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Faculty Lecture on European Cinema

DR S. JONES, Universities of Waikato (NZ) and Leicester, will lecture at 5 jp.m. on Wednesday, 17 May, in 47 Wellington Square.

The lecture will be preceded by a screening, at 2.15 p.m. in the Taylor Institution, of Meeting Venus (dir. Szabo); it will take as its subject Meeting Venus, Trois Couleurs—blanc (Kieslowski), and Paris, Texas (Wenders).

Convener: R.W. Fiddian, MA, Reader in Spanish.

Subject: `Europe and European identity in three recent European films.'

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MODERN HISTORY, SOCIAL STUDIES

Graduate seminar in economic and social history

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

Conveners: P.A. David, MA, Professor of Economic and Social History, N.H. Dimsdale, MA, University Lecturer (CUF) in Economics, K.J. Humphries, MA, Reader in Economic History, and A. Offer, MA, D.Phil., Reader in Recent Social and Economic History.

L. BRUNT
16 May: `Rethinking the Agricultural Revolution.'

A. SYME
23 May: `La France aux Français! Displacing the foreign worker during the Depression of the 1930s.'

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ORIENTAL STUDIES

Topics in Ancient Near Eastern Studies and Egyptology

The following seminars will be given at 2.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in Lecture Room 1, the Oriental Institute. Those wishing to attend are asked to note that the start-time is half an hour earlier than for seminars in recent terms.

Conveners: J.R. Baines, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Egyptology, and S. Dalley, MA, Senior Research Fellow, Somerville College.

M. COLLIER, Liverpool
23 May: `Grammaticisation and blending in Middle Egyptian.'

D. HAWKINS, SOAS, London
30 May: `Excavations on Aleppo Citadel.'

M. SMITH and M. DEPAUW
6 June: `A hymn to an Egyptian goddess.'

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PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Planetary Physics seminars

The following seminars will be held at 4.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Dobsom Lecture Room, the Atmospherics Physics Laboratory. Because on rare occasions the arrangements need to be changed, anyone intending to come to Oxford specially to attend should check first by telephone Oxford (2)72993.

For details of the Halley Lecture (16 May), see above.

Convener: Dr J.J. Barnett.

DR K.S. CARSLAW, Leeds
25 May: `Twenty years of polar stratospheric cloud research—where are we?'

DR R. BANNISTER, Reading
1 June: `Modelling water vapour transport and control around the tropical tropopause.'

DR H.C. PUMPHREY, Edinburgh
8 June: `Water vapour measurements from microwave limb sounders: results from UARS MLS and new ideas for AURA MLS.'

DR S.R. LEWIS
15 June: `Assimilation of Mars Global Surveyor observations.'

PROFESSOR M. LOCKWOOD, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
22 June: `Long-term solar variability and its potential effects.'

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Condensed Matter Seminars

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Simon Room, the Clarendon Laboratory.

DR A.-K. KLEHE
18 May: `Optical studies on an organic superconductor under pressure: a first glimpse.'

PROFESSOR J.P. ARMITAGE
25 May: `Putting a spin on bacterial motility!'

PROFESSOR R. DE LA RUE, Glasgow
1 June: `Photonic crystals and photonic microstructures.'

Y. NAKAMURA, NEC Corporation, Japan
8 June, New Lecture Theatre: `Quantum-state control in a Cooper-pair box.' (Sir Martin Wood Prize Lecture)

DR D.A. TENNANT
15 June: `Dimensional crossover and the fate of spinons in a quantum magnet.'

PROFESSOR J. BAUMBERG, Southampton
22 June: `Photonic crystal and quasicrystal waveguides: counterintuitive optics.'

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Geophysical and Nonlinear Dynamics Seminars

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Mondays in the Dobson Room, the Atmospheric Physics Laboratory. The organiser is Dr Martin Juckes (telephone: Oxford (2)72894, e-mail: juckes@atm.ox.ac.uk).

Conveners: Dr Peter Read and Dr Irene Moroz.

DR M. JUCKES
15 May: `Balanced tropopause dynamics.'

MISS C. NEWMAN
22 May: `Variability of dust on Mars.'

DR M. GALMICHE, University College, London
Tue. 30 May: `Turbulence-mean flow interaction and formation of layers in a stratified fluid.'

DR D. PARKER, Leeds
5 June: `The influence of convectively forced waves on the dynamics of the African Easterly jet.'

DR G. BIGG, East Anglia
12 June: `A coupled climate mode in the tropical Atlantic.'

DR R. SUTTON, Reading
19 June: `The elements of climate variability in the tropical Atlantic.'

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Department of Atomic and Laser Physics

The following seminars will be held at 1.45 p.m. on Mondays in the Lindemann Lecture Theatre, the Clarendon Laboratory.

DR J. MCCANN, Belfast
15 May: `Superfluid atomic Bose condensates.'

DR D.A.W. HUTCHINSON
22 May: `The development of finite temperature field theories of Bose–Einstein condensation.'

DR J. JAMES, Bank One, NA, London
29 May: `A sample of the city.'

DR S. CORNISH, Colorado
5 June: `Stable 85Rb Bose–Einstein condensated with widely tunable interactions.'

DR J. WEBB, New South Wales
19 June: `Does the fine structure constant vary with time?'

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SOCIAL STUDIES

R. SHOGAN, Foreign Affairs Correspondent, The Washington Post, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 16 May, in the Clay Room, Nuffield College.

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

Subject: `Covering character—the double-edged sword of American politics.'

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African Studies Seminar: Politics in Africa

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in St Antony's College.

Convener: W. Beinart, MA, Rhodes Professor of Race Relations.

I. YNGSTROM
18 May: `Landholding and land reform in Tanzania.'

A. APTER, Chicago
25 May: `War canoes and their magic: a genealogy of the Nigerian Regatta.'

B. RAFTOPOLOUS, Zimbabwe
1 June: `The politics of constitutionalism and opposition in Zimbabwe.'

L. NTSEBEZA, Western Cape
8 June: `What type of democracy?: the case of the local government in rural South Africa.'

B. GAWANAS, Parliamentary Commissioner, Namibia
15 June: `Gender politics in Southern Africa.' (Judy Kimble Memorial Lecture)

M. TAMARKIN, Tel Aviv
22 June: `Conflict resolution in South Africa and Israel.' (To be confirmed)

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African Studies: other events

A conference on `State, conflict, and intervention in Sierra Leone' will be held on 13–14 May in St Antony's College. Details may be obtained from Shehu Othman (e-mail: shehu.othman@qeh.ox.ac.uk), or Ann Guild (e-mail: ann.guild@sant.ox.ac.uk).

A day workshop on `Rethinking Zimbabwean nationalism' will be held on Saturday, 3 June, in St Antony's College. Further details may be obtained from Professor William Beinart.

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Meetings

The following meetings will be held as indicated.

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

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

Subject: `The problem of leadership in Congress.'

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

Subject: `The Civil Rights Movement revisited.'


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

Subject: `Race in the United States today.'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR ADVANCED MATERIALS AND COMPOSITES

OCAMAC Industrial Lecture

SIR PETER WILLIAMS, Master of St Catherine's College and formerly Chairman, Oxford Instruments PLC, will deliver the fifth annual OCAMAC Industrial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 12 May, in the Lecture Room, the Nuclear Physics Laboratory.

Subject: `The UK: a home for high technology?'

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ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM

Millennium Lecture Series: Facing Forward, Looking Back

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Oxford Playhouse. Admission costs £2.50. For further enquiries, telephone Oxford 798600.

PROFESSOR T.K. RAYCHAUDHURI, formerly Professor of Indian History and Civilisation
12 May: `Mother of the universe.'

DR J. RAWSON, Warden of Merton College
9 June: `Mountains of the mind: contrasts in Chinese and western landscape painting.'

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SAÏD BUSINESS SCHOOL

Interdepartmental Finance Seminars

Unless othewise indicated, 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).

V. NANDA, London Business School
12 May: `Industry structure and the conglomerate discount: theory and evidence.'

B. BIAIS, Toulouse I
Wed. 17 May: `Psychological traits and trading strategies.'

G. HUBERMAN, Columbia Business School
26 May: To be announced.

V. SAPORTS, Bank of England
2 June: `Costs of banking instability: some empirical evidence.'

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

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CENTRE FOR SOCIO-LEGAL STUDIES

Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Wolfson College.

Conveners: Professor D.J. Galligan, Professor of Socio- Legal Studies and Director of the Centre, and Mavis Maclean, Fellow, Wolfson College, and Research Fellow of the Centre.

DR J. SCHIRATZKI, Stockholm
15 May: `The best interest of the child in Swedish refugee law.'

C. SAWYER, Bristol
22 May: `Hitting people is wrong?'

I. SAUNDERS
29 May: `Gender bias in personal injury damages: claims for lost income by women in Canada.'

W. HOLMES, Oklahoma City University
5 June: `E-commerce and the environment.'

T. GALLAGHER
12 June: `Compulsory licensing of intellectual property rights.'

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DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS

Florence Nightingale Lecture

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

Subject: `Extinction: biodiversity challenged.'

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MAGDALEN COLLEGE

Waynflete Lectures

Imagination and historical sense

PROFESSOR PETER WALLS, School of Music, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, will deliver the Waynflete Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following Wednesdays in the Grove Auditorium, Magdalen College.
17 May: `The pursuit of authenticity.' Competing discourses in historical performance practice: evangelism, trench warfare, and now—new musicology.

24 May: `Measure for Measure or As You Like It?' Applying research to performance: the `right' resources for Corelli, Vivaldi, and Bach.

31 May: `Circumstances and the ideal.' Should some historical practices be left in the past? Have composers dreamed of a better tomorrow?

7 June: `Legislating for inspiration.' Historicall- aware versus creative performance: how real is this opposition?

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PEMBROKE COLLEGE

Blackstone Lecture

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

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

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Britain and the world: perspectives on foreign policy

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Main Lecture Theatre, St Antony's.

Conveners: Professor A.H. Brown, with Mr Donald Anderson, MP, and Dr Jenny Tonge, MP, Visiting Parliamentary Fellows, St Antony's College.

MR EDWARD GARNIER, QC, MP, Shadow Attorney-General, DR JENNY TONGE, MP, Liberal Democrat spokesperson on foreign affairs, and MR JOHN LLOYD, Financial Times and the New Statesman
16 May: `How should we defend human rights?'

SIR PATRICK CORMACK, MP, Conservative front-bench spokesman on constitutional affairs, DR DENIS MACSHANE, MP, Parliamentary Private Secretary, the Foreign Office, and DR KALYPSO NICOLAIDES, St Antony's College
23 May: `European Union enlargement: what difference will it make to Europe and Britain?'

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European Studies Centre

One world, one culture? Globalisation and cultural diversity

A round-table discussion on this topic will be held at 5 p.m. on Monday, 15 May, in the seminar room, 70 Woodstock Road. The participants will be Valpe Fitzgerald, St Antony's and Queen Elizabeth House; Andrew Hurrell, Nuffield; Eugene Rogan, Nuffield; and Jan Aart Scholte, Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation, University of Warwick.

Convener and Chair: Ibon Uribarri, Basque Visiting Fellow, St Antony's College.

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ST HUGH'S COLLEGE

MCR Maplethorpe Lecture Series

The following lectures will be given at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Wordsworth Room, St Hugh's College. The lectures are free and are open to all.

Conveners: Rosarii Griffin, MCR President, with the MCR Committee.

COUN. P. INGRAM, the Green Party
16 May: `Green politics in Oxford: leading the agenda.'

N. VAN DER GAAG, journalist, the New Internationalist
23 May: `The politics of sanctions against Iraq.'

MRS P. CRAMPTON, graduate of St Hugh's, 1946
30 May: `A translator's account of the events of the Nuremberg Trials.'

M. MULHOLLAND
6 June: `Peace in Northern Ireland: a realisable dream?'

S. DAWS, UN Officer
13 June: `Challenges for the United Nations in the twenty-first century.'

P. SHERLOCK, Oxfam
20 June: `Oxfam: development alongside humanitarian aid.'

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Henry Rowlatt Bickley Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR ROGER PARKER, Cambridge, will deliver the seventeenth Henry Rowlatt Bickley Memorial Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 16 May, in the Mordan Hall, St Hugh's College.

Subject: `Elisabeth's last act: Verdian history and the close of Don Carlos.'

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TRINITY COLLEGE

Margaret Howard Lecture

Amended notice

THE HON. J. MICHAEL BELOFF, QC, President, Trinity College, will deliver the Margaret Howard Lecture at 5.45 p.m. on Thursday, 18 May, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building. Admission is free. A reception will be held after the lecture.

Subject: `Advocacy as art.'

Note: this notice replaces previous announcements of the Margaret Howard Lecture, in which the venue was given as Lecture Theatre 2, the St Cross Building.

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Chatham Lecture

Trinity Term

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

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


Michaelmas Term

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

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

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WOLFSON COLLEGE

Isaiah Berlin Lecture

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

Subject: `The cultural tradition of St Petersburg.'

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WYCLIFFE HALL

The conflicting world-views of Sigmund Freud and C.S. Lewis

PROFESSOR ARMAND M. NICHOLI, Harvard Medical School, and editor, The Harvard Guide to Psychiatry, will deliver three lectures on this topic at 8.15 p.m. on the days shown in the University Church of St Mary the Virgin.

Tue. 23 May: `The scientific method and the moral law: is there an intelligence beyond our universe?'

Wed. 24 May: `Sex, love, and joy: contrasting perspectives. Is the purpose of life the pursuit of pleasure?'

Thur. 25 May: `The problem of pain and the riddle of death: is suffering and death our only destiny?'

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OXFORD ITALIAN ASSOCIATION

Lectures

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

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

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


Other events


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

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

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

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

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TURECK BACH RESEARCH FOUNDATION

Structure/embellishment

The fourth annual symposium of the Tureck Bach Research Foundation will be held on Saturday, 13 May (opening: 9.30 a.m.), and Sunday, 14 May, in Worcester College. Admission is free to members of the University. Otherwise the charge for admission is as follows: non- Oxford students, £8.50 for two days, £5 for one day; general tickets, £15 for two days, £7.50 for one day. For enquiries and bookings, telephone: Oxford 515760, fax: Oxford 512620, e-mail: rosalyn.tureck@st-hildas.ox.ac.uk.

Saturday, 13 May: Embellishment

DR R. TURECK, St Hilda's College
10.30 a.m.: `Embellishment in Bach and Chinese and Indian music.' (Music: Chinese music on the Erhu—Indian vocal music)

DR S. DALLEY, Oriental Institute
11.30 a.m.: reading from Chinese Ornament, the Lotus and the Dragon by Dr Jessica Rawson.

DR K. GOEBS, Merton College
3 p.m.: `Structure and embellishment in Egyptian art.'

PROFESSOR R. STEVENSON, UCLA
4 p.m.: `Embellishment, the performer's glory in sixteenth-century Spain' (with musical illustrations).


Sunday, 14 May: Structure

DR A. WOOLFSON, Cambridge
10.30 a.m.: `Are living things computable?'

D. ZOHAR, Templeton College
11.30 a.m.: `How we structure our experiences through the pursuit of meaning.'

DR R. SHERLAW-JOHNSON, Worcester College
3 p.m.: `Fractal music.' (Music: `Fractal in A' and `Fractal Scherzo' from the Northumbrian Symphony.)

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