Lectures

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INAUGURAL LECTURES

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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John M. Olin Visiting Professor of American Government

PROFESSOR J.W. CEASER will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 29 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Towards a new public philosophy in the United States.'

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MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

J. FAUVEL, R. FLOOD, and R. WILSON will lecture at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, 16 November, in the Mathematical Institute. The lecture is given to mark the forthcoming publication by Oxford University Press of Oxford figures, a history of mathematics in Oxford.

Subject: `Eight hundred years of Oxford's mathematical traditions.'

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MODERN HISTORY, SOCIAL STUDIES

PROFESSOR A. BADGER, Cambridge, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 16 November, in the Clay Room, Nuffield College.

Subject: `Substance and structure in American political history, 1910–55.'

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SOCIAL STUDIES

DR K.T. GAUBATZ will give a Senior Research Seminar in American Politics at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 17 November, in the Chester Room, Nuffield College.

Subject: `Opinion polling as a dependent variable: assessing the assessment of American attitudes towards intervention in Bosnia.'

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SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL

Oxford Financial Research Centre: workshops

The Oxford Financial Research Centre (OFRC) will be running two workshops in finance during Michaelmas Term. The workshops are designed to give postgraduate students and faculty in any department of the University the opportunity of presenting papers in finance. The workshops will take place on 29 October and 26 November at the Said Business School, Research Information Centre, 59 George Street. Those interested in presenting a paper, or just attending the workshops, should contact Elaine Durham at the Said Business School (e-mail: elaine.durham@sbs.ox.ac.uk, telephone: (2)88650).

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COMPUTING LABORATORY

DR G. HAVAS, Queensland, will lecture at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, 16 November, in the Lecture Theatre, the Computing Laboratory. This series of seminars is co-ordinatged by Professor R. Brent.

Subject: `Extended gods and exact linear algebra.'

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DEPARTMENT FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION

MISHA GLENNY will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 16 November, in the Examination Schools. The lecture will be followed by a discussion, chaired by Professor Richard Crampton.

Conveners: T.C. Buchanan, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in Modern History and Politics, and M.H. Conway, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer (CUF) in Modern History.

Subject: `From Berlin to Kosovo: the Balkans and the Great Powers.'

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HUMANITIES COMPUTING UNIT

The Humanities Computing Unit is hosting a series of lunchtime seminars on digital activities at Oxford. The talks will present an informal overview of the project, demonstrating various aspects of its development and potential use. The talks are aimed at researchers, lecturers, and students who may be interested in using the products; but also at potential managers of projects, and anyone interested in digitisation per se.

The talks will take place at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays in Lecture Room A, the Computing Services.

G. PARKER, T. MANNACK, F. MASKELL, and I. HILEY
23 Nov.: `The Beazley Archive Project.'

M. POPHAM
30 Nov.: `The Oxford Text Archive.'

A. BOWMAN and others
7 Dec.: `Digitisation projects at the Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents.'

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QUEEN ELIZABETH HOUSE

Refugee Studies Programme

Harrell-Bond Lecture

PROFESSOR B.S. CHIMNI, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, will deliver the inaugural Harrell-Bond Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 17 November, in the East School, the Examination Schools. The lecture will be followed by a reception in the Divinity School. Further information may be obtained from Dominique Attala, Refugee Studies Programme (telephone: Oxford (2)70722).

Subject: `Globalisation, humanitarianism, and the erosion of refugee protection.'

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Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women

Gendering development after conflict

Amended notice

The following seminars will be given at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in the Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House. Details of the 11 November seminar differ from those previously published.

Conveners: Dr Anne Coles and Dr Jacqueline Waldren.

DR P. FERGUSON
11 Nov.: `Memories of conflict in northern Ghana.'

DR W. BRACEWELL, London
18 Nov.: `Rape in Kosova: masculinity and Serbian nationalism.'

DR C. LLOYD
25 Nov.: `Moving towards a peace settlement in Algeria: women's international networking in the context of religious fundamentalism.'

R. RAHAMAN and I. SMYTH, Oxfam
2 Dec.: `Gender and conflict: implementation of Beijing commitments.'

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CENTRE FOR SOCIO-LEGAL STUDIES

Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy

PROFESSOR J. DICKIE, Warwick, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 11 November, in the Centre For Socio-Legal Studies, Wolfson College.

Subject: `Features and futures of EU e-commerce law.'

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CHRIST CHURCH

NICOLA KALINSKY, Assistant Keeper, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Friday, 26 November, in the Picture Gallery, Christ Church. The lecture is given to complement the current Gainsborough exhibition, which will open at 5 p.m. on the day. Tickets, available in advance from the gallery, cost £3.50 (entry free to members of Christ Church).

Subject: `Painting portraits of gentlemen: Gainsborough's images of masculinity.'

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Centre for Asian Studies

Amended notice

PROFESSOR WING THYE WOO, University of California at Davis, will lecture at 3 p.m. on Friday, 12 November, in the Buttery, St Antony's College.

Subject: `The agenda from the Asian financial crisis: think locally and act globally?'

Note: this replaces the corresponding notice published in the Gazette of 4 November (p. 304), in which the time of the lecture is given incorrectly.

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SOMERVILLE COLLEGE

James Bryce Memorial Lecture 1999

DR R.E. NEUSTADT, Harvard School of Government, will deliver the Bryce Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 16 November, in the Wolfson Hall, Somerville College. The lecture will be followed by a reception.

Subject: `The American Commonwealth revisited: from Lord Bryce's time to Clinton's (and Blair's).'

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