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SPEAKER'S LECTURES IN BIBLICAL STUDIES 1999–2001

Future hope and present reality

ANDREW CHESTER, University Lecturer, the Divinity School, University of Cambridge, will deliver his first series of Speaker's Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following Tuesdays in the Examination Schools.

1 Feb.: `Future hope and the end of time.'

8 Feb.: `Prophecy: true or false?'

15 Feb.: `Land and nation.'

22 Feb.: `Kingdom and Messiah.'

29 Feb.: `Resurrection and transformation.'

7 Mar.: `Paradise restored.'

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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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CAMERON MACKINTOSH LECTURES

PROFESSOR NICHOLAS HYTNER will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 4 February, in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College.

There will be an open meeting for students connected with drama the following day, Saturday, 5 February (time and venue to be announced).

Subject: `An anti-hauteur view of directing.'

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NEWS INTERNATIONAL VISITING PROFESSOR OF BROADCAST MEDIA

PROFESSOR ROGER GRAEF will lecture at 6 p.m. on the following days. The lectures on 17 and 24 January will be given in the Saskatchewan Room, Exeter College; the final two lectures will be given in Green College.

Mon. 17 Jan.: `Brave New World: public service broadcasting in the twenty-first century.'

Mon. 24 Jan.: `Now you see it, now you don't: visions of reality in the twenty-first century.'

Tue. 1 Feb.: `Secrets of the cutting-room.' (Master- class/workshop)

Tue. 8 Feb.: `Moveable feast: ethics in the media.'

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J.W. JENKINSON MEMORIAL LECTURE

PROFESSOR PETER HOLLAND, Division of Zoology, the University of Reading, will deliver a Jenkinson Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 29 February, in Lecture Theatre B, the Zoology/Psychology Building. Refreshments will be served after the lecture.

Tickets are not required for admission.

Subject: `Hox genes in evolution and development: the exception or the rule?'

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ANTHROPOLOGY AND GEOGRAPHY

Macroecology and global change

The following seminars will be given at 1 p.m. on Fridays in the Senior Common Room, the School of Geography.

Conveners: R.J. Whittaker, MA, and K.J. Willis (Ph.D. Cambridge), University Lecturers in Human Ecology.

DR J. NEWMAN
21 Jan.: `A bottom-up analysis of component community response to elevated carbon dioxide.'

PROFESSOR K. GASTON, Sheffield
28 Jan.: To be announced.

PROFESSOR K. BENNETT, Uppsala
4 Feb.: ` "Holocene" environmental change in southern Chile: new evidence from post-glacial lake sediments.'

DR T. BLACKBURN, Imperial College
11 Feb.: `Extinction, endemism, and the avifauna of New Zealand.'

DR A. CHEPSTOW-LUSTY, Cambridge
18 Feb.: `Inca agroforestry: lessons from the past.'

PROFESSOR F.I. WOODWARD, Sheffield
25 Feb.: `Climate, CO2, and vegetation: past, present, future.'

DR J. KERR
3 Mar.: `Scale, patterns, and the limits of data resolution: perspectives on North American biodiversity.'

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Oxford Seminars in Cartography

IAN GREGORY and HUMPHREY SOUTHALL, University of Portsmouth, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 10 February, in the School of Geography.

Subject: `A historical GIS for Great Britain.'

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Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology

Fertility and Reproduction Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 11 a.m. on Mondays in the basement Seminar Room, the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology.

Convener: Dr Soraya Tremayne.

DR S. CASTLE, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
17 Jan.: `Adolescent sexual behaviour in Mali.'

DR A. ANKOMAN, Wales
24 Jan.: `The use and misuse of anthropology in HIV/AIDS research and prevention in sub-Saharan Africa.'

DR M. KONRAD, Goldsmiths' College, London
31 Jan.: `Fertility and the substance of anonymity.'

G. BARRETT, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
7 Feb.: `How can unintended pregnancy be measured? Implications of findings from qualitative interviews.'

R. BARBER
14 Feb.: `Looking after children: child public health.'

DR TREMAYNE:
21 Feb.: `Population policy in post-revolutionary Iran.'

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BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

The Genome Revolutions

The following seminars will be held at 12.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Large Lecture Theatre, the Department of Biochemistry.

Conveners: J.A. Hodgkin (Ph.D. Cambridge), Professor of Genetics, and D.B. Roberts, MA, Reader in Genetics.

DR J. SULSTON, Sanger Centre, Cambridge
27 Jan.: `An overview of genome sequencing.'

PROFESSOR S. OLIVER, Manchester
10 Feb.: `The genome of the yeast S. cerevisiae.'

DR J. PARKHILL, Sanger Centre, Cambridge
24 Feb.: `Bacterial genomes.'

PROFESSOR HODGKIN
9 Mar.: `The genome of the nematode C. elegans.'

PROFESSOR M. ASHBURNER, Cambridge
11 May: `The Drosophila genome.'

PROFESSOR M. BEVAN, John Innes Institute, Norwich
18 May: `A flourishing weed: sequencing the Arabidopsis genome.'

DR I. JACKSON, Edinburgh
25 May: `The genome of the mouse.'

DR D. BENTLEY, Sanger Centre, Cambridge
15 June: `The human genome.'

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Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics

The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Fridays in the Large Lecture Theatre, the Department of Biochemistry.

DR D. STOCK, Cambridge
21 Jan.: `Structure of the transmembrane rotary motor in ATP synthase.'

DR R. WILLIAMS, Cambridge
28 Jan.: `A structural view of phospholid signalling.'

DR C.A. OUZOUNIS, Cambridge
18 Feb.: `Mining text and sequences for protein interactions.'

PROFESSOR S. IWATA, Uppsala
25 Feb.: `Crystallisation and crystallographic studies of the respiratory membrane proteins.'

DR J. LADBURY, University College, London
3 Mar.: `Specificity in tyrosine kinase-mediated signalling.'

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CLINICAL MEDICINE

Department of Psychiatry

The following lectures will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Seminar Room, the Department of Psychiatry, the Warneford Hospital.

Convener: G.M. Goodwin, BM, MA, D.Phil., W.A. Handley Professor of Psychiatry.

DR R. PEVELER, Southampton
1 Feb.: `Depressive illness in primary care.'

PROFESSOR L. E. DELISI, State University of New York
15 Feb.: `Schizophrenia as a life-time disorder of brain plasticity.'

DR D. HEALY, Bangor
22 Feb.: `Antidepressants: current controversies.'

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CLINICAL MEDICINE, PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Sir William Dunn School of Pathology

The following research seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Lecture Theatre, the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology.

Convener: H. Waldmann, BM, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Pathology.

DR N. SAUNDERS
13 Jan.: `Insights into the biology of serogroup B Neisseria mengitidis from the complete genome sequence.'

PROFESSOR M. FERGUSON, Dundee
3 Feb.: `The structure and biosynthesis of parasite and mammalian GPI anchors.'

PROFESSOR B. SYKES
10 Feb.: `The genetics of history.'

DR M. ROBINSON, Cambridge
17 Feb.: `Coated vesicle adaptors: friends and family.'

DR A. BLOCKER, Institut Pasteur, Paris
24 Feb.: `Functional and structural analysis of the type III secretion of Shigella Flexneri.'

P. KRAMER, German Cancer Research Centre, Heidelberg
16 Mar.: `CD95 (APO-1/Fas) mediated apoptosis: signalling and disease.' (Norman Heatley Lecture)

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

Text and book: new studies in literature and history

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays (unless indicated otherwise) in Room 11, the St Cross Building.

Convener: P.D. McDonald, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer (CUF) in English Language and Literature.

DR S. DIXON
28 Jan.: `The dynamics of the manuscript verse miscellany.'

PROFESSOR R. GROSS
Mon. 14 Feb., 5 p.m.: `Print and the public sphere in the new American republic.'

DR R. MIGHALL
25 Feb.: `How do you edit a classic?'

DR H. SMALL
10 Mar.: `Liberal editing: literature and science in the New Fortnightly Review and the nineteenth century.'

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LITERAE HUMANIORES

Lecture

DR FIONA MACINTOSH, Senior Research Fellow, the Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama, will lecture at 2.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 2 February, in the Classics and Modern Languages Common Room, 67 St Giles'.

Conveners: 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: `Oedipus in France.'

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Philosophy of Physics seminars

The following seminars will take place at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in the Wharton Room, All Souls College.

Conveners: G. Bacciagaluppi, D.Phil., Junior Lecturer in the Philosophy of Physics, J.N. Butterfield, MA, Senior Research Fellow, All Souls College, and S. Saunders, MA, University Lecturer in the Philosophy of Physics.

DR N. LINDEN, Bristol
20 Jan.: `Quantum entanglement.'

SANG WOOK YI, LSE
27 Jan.: `Renormalisation group methods in condensed matter physics.'

DR J. HALLIWELL, Imperial College
3 Feb.: `Decoherence and records.'

PROFESSOR M. REDHEAD, LSE
10 Feb.: `The intelligibility of the universe.'

PROFESSOR L. SMOLIN, Imperial College
17 Feb.: `A holographic view of relational space and time.'

O. POOLEY
24 Feb.: `Relationism or substantivalism? The debate's recent transformations.'

DR A. VALENTINI, Augustus College
2 Mar.: `Signal-locality in hidden variable theories.'

DR C. DEWDNEY, Portsmouth
9 Mar.: `Reality, nonlocality, and Lorentz- invariance in quantum mechanics.'

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LITERAE HUMANIORES AND COMMITTEE FOR ARCHAEOLOGY

Joint seminar in Classical Archaeology and Ancient History: the City of Rome

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Old Library, All Souls College. Further details may be obtained from Professor E.M. Steinby, All Souls College (telephone: Oxford (2)78248, fax: (2)78256).

T.P. WISEMAN, University of Exeter
17 Jan.: `Topography and legend.'

P. CASTRÉN, Helsinki
24 Jan.: `Vici and regiones: addresses in late antique Rome.'

F.G.B. MILLAR
31 Jan.: `The Lexicon Topographicum Urbis Romae and history.'

T. CORNELL, Manchester
7 Feb.: `Reconstructing early Rome.'

P. ZANKER, Rome
14 Feb.: `The ruins of Rome and their public, past and present.'

A. CLARIDGE
21 Feb.: `The Province Reliefs and the Hadrianeum.'

E.M. STEINBY
28 Feb.: `Monumenta: who built what in ancient Rome.'

S. PANCIERA, Rome
6 Mar.: `Villae e domus: sull'identificazione dei proprietari.'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Lecture

PROFESSOR R.M. BEATON, King's College, London, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 20 January, in the ground-floor lecture room, 47 Wellington Square.

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

Subject: `Seferis and the novel.'

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Graduate Seminar in Spanish Studies

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Taylor Institution.

Conveners: I.D.L. Michael, MA, King Alfonso XIII Professor of Spanish Studies, and C.H. Griffin, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in Latin American Literature.

DR COLIN THOMPSON
18 Jan.: `Eutrapelia and exemplarity in the Novelas ejemplares.'

PROFESSOR JEREMY LAWRANCE, Manchester
25 Jan.: `The Turks in the Spanish imagination, 1400–1550.'

DR JUAN CARLOS BAYO JULVE
8 Feb.: `La organización del discurso poético en el Cantar de Mio Cid.'

RAFAEL ARRAÍZ LUCCA, IDEA, Caracas
15 Feb.: `José Antonio Ramos Sucre (1890–1930): vida y obra.'

DR ANDREW GINGER, Edinburgh
22 Feb.: `Writing about oneself in nineteenth- century Spain: the strange case of Ros de Olano's Jornadas de retorno.'

DR ROBERT PRING-MILL
29 Feb.: `The use of symbolic numbers in Llull's Arbre de Sciència.'

CARLOS LECHNER, Columbia
7 Mar.: `Marriage manuals in early modern Spain.'

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MODERN HISTORY

Seminar in Medieval History

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

Conveners: R.R. Davies, MA, D.Phil., Chichele Professor of Medieval History, and C.P. Wormald, MA, University Lecturer (CUF) in Modern History.

PROFESSOR D. ROLLASTON, Durham
17 Jan.: `Symeon of Durham and the shaping of the past.'

H. DOHERTY
24 Jan.: `The Angevins in north-west England.'

DR R. STUDD, Keele
31 Jan.: `Reclaiming the Angevin Empire.'

N. KARN
7 Feb.: `Writers and collectors of letters in later twelfth-century monasteries.'

DR A. GRANSDEN, Cambridge
14 Feb.: `The price of votes in abbatial elections: Bury St Edmunds.'

M. WHITTOW
21 Feb.: `Latins in the Byzantine Empire in the eleventh and twelfth centuries.'

DR L. USILTON, North Carolina
28 Feb.: `The king's indigent army: Royal Corrodies in medieval England.'

S. BAXTER
6 Mar.: `The earls of Mercia and their commended men.'

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Seminar on knowledge and its institutions in early modern Europe

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

Conveners: J.A. Bennett, MA, Keeper, the Museum of the History of Science, and I.W.F. Maclean, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Renaissance Studies.

PROFESSOR R. EVANS
19 Jan.: `Knowledge and its institutions in central and eastern Europe.'

PROFESSOR N. MOUT, Leiden
26 Jan.: `The Lipsius Circle.'

DR N. DAVIDSON
2 Feb.: `The Incogniti in Venice and the development of the academy in early modern Italy.'

DR R.G. LEWIS
9 Feb.: `The Geneva Academy in a changing world, c.1560–c.1700: the rival claims of constancy and concord.'

R. BRIGGS
16 Feb.: `The Académie Royale des Sciences.'

DR R. SERJEANTSON, Cambridge
23 Feb.: `The arts course and seventeenth-century British universities: functions and challenges.'

PROFESSOR B. MORAN, Nevada
1 Mar.: `Distinguishing sites and redefining knowledge: chemistry between city, court, and academy in early modern Germany.'

PROFESSOR M. FEINGOLD, Virginia Polytechnic Institute
8 Mar.: `Mathematicians and naturalists: Isaac Newton and the nature of the early Royal Society.'

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Commonwealth History Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Modern History Faculty. Postgraduate research student presentions will be made at the final two meetings, on 3 March and 10 March.

PROFESSOR B. HARRISS-WHITE
21 Jan.: `The local state and the informal economy: India's real structural adjustment over the last two decades.'

PROFESSOR L. CAPLAN, Professor Emeritus, SOAS, London
28 Jan.: `Children of colonialism: history and anthropology of the Anglo-Indian community in contemporary India.'

DR E. BOEHMER, Leeds
4 Feb.: `How colonial is it? Literatures of empire reconsidered.'

DR R. ROGAN
11 Feb.: `Rewriting the Palestine War of 1948.'

PROFESSOR J.D.Y. PEEL, SOAS, London
18 Feb.: `From history to anthropology and back: studying religious change in West Africa between the 1960s and the 1990s.'

DR M. DOBSON and DR M. MALOWANY, Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine
25 Feb.: `Bounce back malaria: the fears and challenges of malaria control in twentieth-century East Africa.'

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MODERN HISTORY, MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Seminar on the history of the book, 1450–1800

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Fridays in the Wharton Room, All Souls College.

Conveners: R.G. Lewis, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer (CUF) in Modern History, and I.W.F. Maclean, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Renaissance Studies.

DR A.R.A. HOBSON
21 Jan.: `Plaquette bindings in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.'

DR L. HELINGA
28 Jan.: `The Historia Fiorentina (1476): problems of textual transmission.'

DR K. JENSEN, British Library
4 Feb.: `Cataloguing incunabula: bibliographers versus readers.'

DR T. CLAYTON
11 Feb.: `The print trade in Europe in the eighteenth century.'

I. GADD, Cambridge
18 Feb.: `Ecclesiastical law and the English book trade prior to 1641: some preliminary findings.'

PROFESSOR J. FLOOD, Institute of Germanic Studies, University of London
25 Feb.: `Medicine and bibliography: the English sweating sickness on the Continent in 1529.'

DR C. FERDINAND
3 Mar.: `The economics of the provincial book trade in the eighteenth century: the case of Ward and Chandler of York.'

DR M. BANNISTER, Oxford Brookes
10 Mar.: `The publishing trade and the presentation of news in seventeenth-century France.'

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MODERN HISTORY, SOCIAL STUDIES

Seminar in Economic and Social History: family formation and dissolution

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.

A. JANSSENS, Nijmegen
18 Jan.: `The breadwinner family.'

N. HIGGINS, Cambridge
25 Jan.: `Family formation in the Midlands, c.1930–60.'

K. FISHER, Cambridge
1 Feb.: `Changes in married sexuality in the twentieth century.'

L. MARKS, Imperial College
8 Feb.: `Consequences of the birth-control pill for behaviour.'

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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MUSIC

Graduate Students' Colloquia

The following colloquia will be held at 5.15 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Denis Arnold Hall, the Music Faculty.

P. KILDEA, the Britten–Pears Library
18 Jan.: ` "And light falls equally on black and white": Britten's and Auden's longest journey.'

C. HUMPHRIES, University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland
25 Jan.: `Meaningful realism in analysis, interpretation, and performance.'

R. STROHM
1 Feb.: `Murder in Armenia and voices in opera seria.'

M. BENT, J. Craig-McFeely, and A. Wathey (Royal Holloway)
8 Feb.: `The Digital Image Archive of Medieval Music (DIAMM).'

K. RUSSMAN, Cambridge
15 Feb.: `The United States's policy of incorporating music performance in its psychological warfare strategy during the Cold War and its consequences.'

H. MACDONALD, Washington University at St Louis
22 Feb.: `Beethoven's game of cat and mouse.'

C. CLARK, Toronto
29 Feb.: `Fabricating music at Esterhaza: costuming Haydn's Armida.'

J. RICE, Rochester, Minnesota
7 Mar.: `Problems of genre and gender in Mozart's scena "Misero, o sogno" (K.431).'

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ORIENTAL STUDIES

Seminar on Jewish history and literature in the Graeco-Roman period

The following seminars will be held at 2.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in Wolfson College.

Convener: M.D. Goodman, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Jewish Studies.

PROFESSOR GOODMAN
18 Jan.: `State and society in Roman Galilee revisited.'

DR E. HABAS, Beer Sheva
25 Jan.: `The end of the Alexandran ethnarchs and the death of the Genarch.'

PROFESSOR P.R. DAVIES, Sheffield
1 Feb.: `Messianism at Qumran.'

DR D. GREEN, Waikato and OCHJS
8 Feb.: `The Palaeohebraic Divine Titles in 4QIsaiahc and the Divine Titles according to rabbinic literature.'

DR C.T.R. HAYWARD, Durham
15 Feb.: `Philo on Jacob's change of name to Israel.'

DR T. ILAN, Hebrew University
22 Feb.: `The Schools of R. Ishmael and R. Akiba on women.'

PROFESSOR A. BAUMGARTEN, Bar Ilan
29 Feb.: `From sectarianism to tolerance: rabbinic Judaism in the aftermath of the destruction of the Temple.'

PROFESSOR Z. SAFRAI, Bar Ilan
7 Mar.: `Halakhic observance in the Judaean desert documents.'

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Topics in ancient Near Eastern Studies and Egyptology

The following seminars will be held at 3 p.m. on Tuesdays in Lecture Room 1, the Oriental Institute.

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

DR A. COHEN, Harvard
25 Jan.: `Some political aspects of Early Dynastic III period southern Mesopotamian death rituals.'

C.B.F. WALKER, British Museum
1 Feb.: `Identifying archives in ancient Mesopotamia.'

N. SCHREIBER
15 Feb.: `Black-on-red pottery: a new look at Gjerstad's Iron Age chronology.'

DR H. WHITEHOUSE, Ashmolean Museum
22 Feb.: `The prisoners of Hierakonpolis: the function of images in Early Dynastic Egypt.'

DR J. TAYLOR, British Museum
29 Feb.: `A good burial in the West: the adoption of Egyptian burial practices by Libyans and Kushites, 1100–650 BC.'

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PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Oxford Physics Colloquia

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

Conveners: P.G.H. Sandars, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Experimental Physics, and J.I. Silk, MA, D.Phil., Savilian Professor of Astronomy.

PROFESSOR R. BROWN, Institute of Physics
21 Jan.: `Electronic publishing.' (Special talk and demonstration)

PROFESSOR H. REEVES, CEN Saclay, Institut d'Astrophysique, Paris
28 Jan.: `Origin of the light elements.'

DR A.R. WEIDBERG
4 Feb.: `Physics prospects at the LHC.'

PROFESSOR K. KOHSE-HOINGHAUS, Bielefeld, Germany
18 Feb.: `Diamonds, fire, and lasers.'

DR W. HAYES
25 Feb.: `In condensed matter, relaxing muons tell a tale.'

DR A.M. STEANE
3 Mar.: `Can quantum computing work?'

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Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory

The following colloquia will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Main Lecture Theatre, the Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory.

Convener: M.L.H. Green, MA, Professor of Inorganic Chemistry.

DR P. SLATER, Surrey
17 Jan.: `Solide oxide fuel cells; bringing power to the people.'

DR M. RAYMAN, Surrey
24 Jan.: `Selenium: from chemistry to cancer.'

PROFESSOR B.F.G. JOHNSON, Cambridge
31 Jan.: `Metal clusters and nanoparticles in devices and catalysis.'

DR C. JONES, Cardiff
7 Feb.: `The stabilisation and reactivity of indium hydride complexes.'

PROFESSOR M.G. DAVIDSON, Bath
14 Feb.: `Supramolecular chemistry of Ylidic species—carbon as a hydrogen bond acceptor.'

DR P.H. WALTON, York
21 Feb.: `Synthetic models of carbonic anhydrase: the importance of secondary interactions.'

PROFESSOR D. O'HARE
28 Feb.: `Studying reactions using time-resolved diffraction.'

Inorganic Study Day
6 Mar.: presentations by some of the younger research associates in the Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory.

DR P.A. WRIGHT, St Andrews
13 Mar.: `Making space for molecules—design in hydrothermal synthesis.'

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Department of Materials

The following colloquia will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Lecture Theatre, the Hume-Rothery Building.

Conveners: J.D. Hunt, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Materials Science, and G.A.D. Briggs, MA, Reader in Materials.

DR K. MACKENZIE, New Zealand Institute for Industrial Research and Development
20 Jan.: `Solid state NMR—what it is, and what can it tell us about materials.'

PROFESSOR DR E. MEYER, Basel, Switzerland
27 Jan.: `From contact to non-contact: force microscopy experiments.'

PROFESSOR W. STUART, Marconi
3 Feb.: `Taming the photon—materials for getting the most out of light.' (Interdepartmental Condensed Matter Seminar)

PROFESSOR V. RANDLE, Swansea
10 Feb.: `Control of grain boundary crystallography in low stacking fault energy metals.'

DR D. VESELY
17 Feb.: `Diffusion in polymers.' (Interdepartmental Polymer Seminar)

DR J. WEAVER, Glasgow
24 Feb.: `Lithographically functionalised microscope probes.' (Interdepartmental Condensed Matter Seminar)

DR A. PETFORD-LONG
2 Mar.: `The development of advanced information storage materials—how can microscopy help?'

DR A. HOWE, Corus/British Steel
9 Mar.: `Models: who needs 'em—current examples and views for the potential for metallurgical models in the steel industry.'

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PHYSIOLOGICAL STUDIES

The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Fridays in the lecture theatre, the Department of Human Anatomy and Genetics.

PROFESSOR I. HOPE, Leeds
21 Jan.: To be announced. (Jenkinson Seminar)

DR J. DAVIES, Edinburgh
28 Jan.: `The ramifications of kidney development.' (Jenkinson Seminar)

DR G. BANTING, Bristol
4 Feb.: `Membrane proteins within and beyond the Golgi: molecular interactions and movies.'

PROFESSOR V. VAN HEYNINGEN, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh
11 Feb.: `PAX-6—a post-genome era paradigm.' (Jenkinson Seminar)

PROFESSOR A. NORTH, Sheffield
18 Feb.: `Nucleotide-gated ion channels.'

DR S. WILSON, University College, London
25 Feb.: `Genetic analysis of forebrain development in the zebrafish.' (Jenkinson Seminar)

PROFESSOR S. BROWN, MRC Mammalian Genetics Unit, Harwell
3 Mar.: `Mutagenesis in the mouse—towards systematic studies of mammalian gene function.'

DR S. MOSS, University College, London
10 Mar.: `Assembly and functional modulation of GABAA receptors.'

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PYCHOLOGICAL STUDIES

Cognitive Science Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in Room C113, the Department of Experimental Psychology.

DR M. RUSHWORTH
20 Jan.: `Comparing the role of attention in the sensory and motor systems.'

DR D. MOORE
27 Jan.: `Hearing loss and auditory learning.'

DR D. GAFFAN
3 Feb.: `Memory, amnesia, and cortical plasticity.'

PROFESSOR J. STEIN
10 Feb.: `Sensory basis of reading skills.'

DR J. UTTMAN
17 Feb.: `From sound to meaning: acoustic distortion, semantic context, and lexical access.'

DR F. WICHMANN
24 Feb.: `Modelling early spatial vision.'

DR J. COLEMAN
2 Mar.: `Probable and nonsense words.'

DR J. CAMPBELL
9 Mar.: `Consciousness and the binding problem.'

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SOCIAL STUDIES

Senior Research Seminar in American politics

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

Conveners: B.E. Shafer, MA, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of American Government, and J.W. Ceaser, MA, John M. Olin Visiting Professor of American Government.

PROFESSOR CEASER
26 Jan.: `The public philosophy as an organising concept in the study of American politics.'

PROFESSOR D.S. KING
9 Feb.: `Americanisation and the American idea at home and abroad: contradictions or convergence?'

PROFESSOR A.J. WARE
23 Feb.: `The "System of 1896" revisited.'

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Economic management of the EU

The following seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Large Lecture Room, Nuffield College.

Conveners: C.J. Bliss, MA, Nuffield Professor of International Economics, and D.A. Vines, MA, D.Phil., Reader in Economics.

PROFESSOR P. SINCLAIR, Birmingham
19 Jan.: `Pensions and EMU.'

DR VINES
26 Jan.: `Fiscal policy co-ordination.'

C. RADAELLI, Bradford
2 Feb.: `Corporate tax co-ordination: is the EU tackling the real issues?'

H. GRABBE, Birmingham
9 Feb.: `EU enlargement.'

J. FORDER
16 Feb.: `EU external trade relations.'

PROFESSOR W. BUITER, Monetary Policy Committee, Bank of England
23 Feb.: `EU central banking.'

PROFESSOR BLISS
1 Mar.: `Competition and single market issues.'

A. JENUEMAITRE, Maison Française
8 Mar.: `European airline regulation.'

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Department of Economics seminar series: the political economy of transition

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in Seminar Room C, the Department of Economics Building, Manor Road. Details of the 9 March seminar will be announced later.

Further information may be obtained from Dr C. Lin (telephone: (2)84701, e-mail: cyril.lin@economics.ox.ac.uk).

Conveners: A. Chawluk, MA Faculty Lecturer in Soviet-type Economies and their Transformation, C.M. Davis, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in Russian and East European Political Economy, C.S. Leonard, MA, University Lecturer in Regional Studies in Post- Communist States, and C.Z. Lin, MA, D.Phil., Shaw Lecturer in the Economy of China.

DR J.O. MARTINS, OECD
20 Jan.: `Transition in the Baltic Republics.'

PROFESSOR P. HANSON, Birmingham
27 Jan.: `The Russian transition record.'

P.M. OPPENHEIMER
3 Feb.: `Corporate governance in Russia.'

DR M. SPAGAT, Royal Holloway College, London
10 Feb.: `The politics of co-optation.'

PROFESSOR S. ESTRIN, London Business School
17 Feb.: `Corporate governance in Ukraine.'

DR K. SULTAN, Harvard Institute for International Development
24 Feb.: `Weaknesses of the banking system in Ukraine.'

DR S. MALLE, OECD
2 Mar.: `A decade of transition in Russia: why Russia failed and what needs to be done.'

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SOCIAL STUDIES, ANTHROPOLOGY AND GEOGRAPHY

Post-Communist regions in transition

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

Conveners: C.S. Leonard, MA, University Lecturer in Regional Studies in Post-Communist States, and J. Pallot, MA, University Lecturer in the Geography of the USSR.

DR D. DYKER, Sussex
19 Jan.: `Research and development in the former Communist countries: asset or liability?'

PROFESSOR P. HANSON, Birmingham
26 Jan.: `Regional change in post-Soviet Russia.'

PROFESSOR K. STONER-WEISS, Princeton
2 Feb: `The reach of Russia's party system: how far, how deep, and what consequences?'

DR S. O'HARA, Nottingham
9 Feb.: `Agricultural restructuring and the environment in Central Asia.'

DR A. STENNING, Birmingham
16 Feb.: `Local responses to economic transition—the case of Nowa Huta.'

DR L. JACKSON, Wolverhampton
23 Feb.: `Ethnic minorities and the politics of inclusion in Ukraine.'

PROFESSOR T. UNWIN, Royal Holloway and Westfield College, London
1 Mar.: `Banknotes and national identity in Eastern and Central Europe: imagery and political process.'

DR S. DAVYDOVA, Wye College
8 Mar.: `Transformation of Central and Eastern European countries: agriculture and integration with the European Union.'

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THEOLOGY

Ian Ramsey Centre

The science and theology relation—ways forward

The following seminars will be held at 8.15 for 8.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Hood Room, St Cross College.

Conveners: Professor J.H. Brooke, Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion, and Dr M. Yee, Associate Director, the Ian Ramsey Centre.

DR M. PARSONS, Executive Director, the Ian Ramsey Centre
27 Jan.: `Contingency and rationality in science and religion.'

DR C. SOUTHGATE, University of Exeter
10 Feb.: `The difficult case of evolution.'

DR K. WARE
24 Feb.: ` "A raid on the inarticulate": why does theology (talk about God) differ from scientific discourse?'

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INTERFACULTY SEMINAR

Restoration to Reform, 1660–1832: British political, literary, intellectual, and social history

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Wordsworth Room, St Hugh's College. The series will continue in Trinity Term.

Conveners: Dr Ros Ballaster (Mansfield), Professor Marilyn Butler (Exeter), Dr Faramerz Dabhoiwala (Exeter), Dr Christine Gerrard (Lady Margaret Hall), Dr Thomas Keymer (St Anne's), Professor Roger Lonsdale (Balliol), Dr James Raven (Mansfield), and Dr Isabel Rivers (St Hugh's).

DR T. FULFORD, Nottingham Trent
24 Jan.: `Mungo Park, Joseph Banks, and the expansion of empire.'

DR M. HALLETT, York
7 Feb.: `Manly satire: William Hogarth's A Rake's Progress.'

DR T. PARNELL, Goldsmiths' College
21 Feb.: `The contemporaneity of Tristram Shandy.'

PROFESSOR S. MANNING, Edinburgh
6 Mar.: `Hume and the fiction of the Scottish Enlightenment.'

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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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COMMITTEE ON STUDENT HEALTH

Conference: Student Health 2000

This conference will be held on Monday, 7 February, 1.30–5.30 p.m., in the Wolfson Lecture Theatre, Somerville College.

The Committee on Student Health has oversight of the provision of arrangments for the health of students, based on the college doctor system. `Student Health 2000' will provide a forum for the exchange of ideas, perspectives, and information on student health and related issues, and will help inform the committee's future agenda.

The conference is aimed at anyone within or linked to the University who is concerned with student health matters (whether medically qualified or otherwise), and should be of particular interest to college doctors, nurses, deans, chaplains, and tutors, JCR/MCR officers and student representatives, and also those from Oxford institutions who deal with student health matters.

The conference programme has been devised following consultation with potential participants. There will be sessions on eating disorders, examination and other study-related stress, and student mental health care. Each session will be introduced by an expert speaker, followed by questions and a discussion.

Attendance at the conference is free, and places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Programme details and booking forms have been sent to potential delegates. Any member of the University who has not received these, and would like to do so, should contact Ms S.R. Jones, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD (telephone: Oxford (2)70563, e-mail: Samantha.Jones@admin.ox.ac.uk).

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DONALD BADEN-POWELL QUATERNARY RESEARCH CENTRE

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the common room, 60 Banbury Road. DR T. HOPKINSON, Cambridge
19 Jan.: `Palaeolithic settlement: a scalar ecology of knowledge.'

DR W. DAVIES, Cambridge
26 Jan.: `The Aurignacian as a population dispersal indicator.'

DR R. SCHULTING, Cardiff
2 Feb.: `The monk(fish) of Caldey Island: subsistence and settlement on an inundated coastal landscape of the early-mid Holocene.'

DR P. MITCHELL
9 Feb.: `Hunter-gatherer archaeology of the Lesotho Highlands.'

DR L. BARHAM, Bristol
16 Feb.: `Making sense of the muddle in the middle: recent research on the Middle Stone Age in Zambia.'

DR M. LAKE, London
23 Feb.: `Mesolithic foragers on Islay: GIS simulations.'

DR J. STEELE, Southampton
1 Mar.: `Skilled hands and the archaeological record: the early evolution of human technology.'

DR J. MCNABB, Liverpool
8 Mar.: ` "Round the bend": recent work on the Acheulan of the Vaal river, Northern Cape, Southern Africa.'

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COMPUTING LABORATORY

Unless otherwise stated, the following departmental seminars will be held at 4.15 p.m. on Tuesdays in Room 347, the Computing Laboratory.

For details of the Strachey Lecture (25 January), see below.

M. SPIVEY
18 Jan.: `The monad of breadth-first search.'

J.P. SECHER, Diku
1 Feb.: `On perfect supercompilation.'

A. BAKEWELL, York
8 Feb.: `Operational semantics for reasoning about the space use of Haskell evaluators.'

O. DE MOOR
15 Feb.: `Efficient image manipulation through run- time compilation.'

A. HOARE, Microsoft
22 Feb.: `Unifying theories of logic programming.'

M. SAGE, Glasgow
29 Feb.: `Fran TK, a declarative approach to building GUIs in Haskell.'

L. AUGUSTSSON, Chalmers
7 Mar.: `Cayenne—a functional language with dependent types.'

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Numerical Analysis Group

Computational Mathematics and Applications Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on the days stated. Unless indicated otherwise, they will take place on Thursdays, in the Lecture Theatre, the Computing Laboratory.

The co-ordinators are L.N. Trefethen and J. Scott (RAL). Further information may be obtained from Shirley Day (telephone: Oxford (2)73885).

PROFESSOR B. CHRISTIANSON, Hertfordshire
20 Jan.: `Cheap Newton steps for discrete time optimal control problems: automatic differentiation and Pantoja's algorithm.'

PROFESSOR N. SANDHAM, Southampton
27 Jan.: `Entropy splitting for high-order numerical simulation of compressible turbulence.'

PROFESSOR N. VAN DER VORST, Utrecht
3 Feb.: `Improvements for iterative methods?'

PROFESSOR T. HUGHES, Stanford
10 Feb.: `Large eddy simulation and variational multiscale methods.'

DR K. LUST, Warwick
17 Feb., RAL: `Continuation and bifurcation analysis of periodic solutions of partial differential equations.'

DR J. PRYCE, RMCS Shrivenham, Cranfield University
24 Feb.: `Exception-free arithmetic on the extended reals.'

PROFESSOR B. LEIMKUHLER, Leicester
2 Mar.: `Methods for the gravitational N-body problem.'

DR B. MOHAMMADI, Montepellier
9 Mar.: `Sensitivity analysis for design and control in an elastic CAD-free framework for multi-model configurations.'

PROFESSOR. A BÖTTCHER, TU Chemnitz
Wed. 15 Mar.: `C*-algebras and pseudospectra of large Toeplitz matrices.'

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Strachey Lecture

PROFESSOR JOHN HUGHES, Chalmers University, will deliver the Strachey Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 25 January, in the Computing Laboratory.

Subject: `The challenge of optimality in program specialisation.'

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CENTRE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

The international relations of illegal drugs

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in Seminar Room B, the Social Studies Faculty Centre.

Convener: P.J. Robins, MA, University Lecturer in Middle East Politics.

DR E. ESMEIJER, Phare Consultant
18 Jan.: `The political economy of illegal narcotics.'

DR F. GREGORY, Southampton
25 Jan.: `Drugs and the new security agenda.'

DR N. DORN, Institute for the study of drug dependence
1 Feb.: `Europe: new challenges and third pillar responses.'

M. MORGAN, BBC Monitoring Service
8 Feb.: `Narcotics and corruption in central Asia.'

PROFESSOR E. NADELMANN, Lindsmith Center, New York
15 Feb.: `The global drugs prohibition regime: past, present, and future.'

DR E. JOYCE, IRELA, Madrid
22 Feb.: `The Andean countries.'

P. ARLACCHI, Executive Director, UNDCP
29 Feb.: `Practitioner perspectives: multilateral responses to illegal drugs.'

M. RYDER, Special Representative for International Drugs Issues, FCO
7 Mar.: `Practitioner perspectives: diplomatic responses to illegal drugs.'

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CENTRE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDIES AND OXFORD POLICY INSTITUTE

Contemporary issues in the international relations of the developing world

The following seminars will be held at 12 noon on Mondays in Seminar Room A, the Social Studies Faculty Centre.

Conveners: L.L. Fawcett, MA, and N.T. Woods, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturers (CUF) in Politics.

DR S. JONES, Oxford Policy Management
17 Jan.: `The politics of aid and the constraints of conditionality.'

DR FAWCETT
24 Jan.: `Progress and prospects for regionalism in the Middle East.'

DR C. BIEBESHEIMER, Inter-American Development Bank
31 Jan.: `The good governance agenda and developing countries.'

PROFESSOR R. HIGGOTT, ESRC Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation
7 Feb.: `Globalisation and regionalism.'

DR A. ACHARYA, York University, Ontario
14 Feb.: `The Third World and world order in the twenty-first century: the impact of intrusive regionalism.'

DR T. CAROTHERS, Carnegie Endowment, Washington, DC
21 Feb.: `Democratisation and the developing world.'

DR WOODS
28 Feb.: `Developing countries and the reform of the international financial architecture.'

PROFESSOR T. WEISS, City University of New York
6 Mar.: `The politics of humanitarian intervention.'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

Aspects of Islamic Thought

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies.

Conveners: F.A. Nizami, MA, D.Phil., J.Y. Michot (Ph.D.), and J. Piscatori (Ph.D.)

PROFESSOR A. SCHIMMEL, Harvard
19 Jan.: `Jalal al-Din Rumi.'

PROFESSOR J. MORRIS, Exeter University
26 Jan.: `Esoterism, Messianism, Millenarism.'

PROFESSOR C. BAFFIONI, Istituto per l'Oriente `C.A. Nallino', Rome
2 Feb.: `Science and its legitimation in the Ikhwan al-Safa.'

PROFESSOR O. LEAMAN, John Moores University
9 Feb.: `Miskawayh and Islamic humanism.'

DR T. WINTER, Cambridge
16 Feb.: `Ibn Kemal's criteria of Ottoman theological normalcy.'

PROFESSOR MUHAMMAD KHALID MASUD, ISIM, Leiden
23 Feb.: `Islamic law according to al-Shatibi.'

DR J. JANSSENS, De Wulf-Mansion Centre, Louvain
1 Mar.: `Al-Ghazali's Tahafut: a real destruction of philosophy? Of Avicennian philosophy.'

PROFESSOR D. GUTAS, Yale
8 Mar.: `The Golden Age of Arabic philosophy (1000–1400).'

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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. CHARLES
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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QUEEN ELIZABETH HOUSE

Economic Development Seminar: poverty, inequality, and other issues raised by the work of A.K. Sen

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays. The 3 February seminar will take place in the Examination Schools; all other seminars will take place in the Library Wing Seminar Room, 21 St Giles'.

B. HARRISS-WHITE
20 Jan.: `Gender, capital, and co-operative control.'

A. ATKINSON
27 Jan.: `Poverty from a world perspective.'

A.K. SEN
3 Feb.: `Six billion and all that.'

M. DESAI, LSE
10 Feb.: `A.K. Sen as a development economist.'

L. CROLL, SOAS
17 Feb.: `Amartya Sen's 100 million missing women.'

J. COHEN
24 Feb.: `Sen on capability, freedom, and entitlements.' (S. Alkire to comment)

S. ANAND
2 Mar.: `Measuring inequalities of health.'

S. DEVEREUX, Sussex
9 Mar.: `Sen's entitlement approach: critiques and counter-critiques.'

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Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women

Seminars: cross-border narratives—between North and West Africa

The following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in the Library Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House.

Conveners: Dr Farida Abu-Haidar, Dr Cathie Lloyd, and Dr Sowon Park.

S. SALIH
20 Jan.: `Postcolonial theories.' (To be confirmed)

J.-P. LLEDO, Algerian film-maker
27 Jan.: `Chroniques algériennes' (film and discussion).

E. TAKYI
3 Feb.: `West African narratives in Ghanaian feminist novels.'

L. IBNLFASSI, London Guildhall
10 Feb.: `The virgin, the whore, the witch, and the saint: the Journey of Womanhood in the narrative of Ben Jelloun.'

S. POOLE, Reading
17 Feb.: `Women, borders, and boundaries in the Francophone literature of Algeria's war.'

N. HITCHCOTT, Nottingham
24 Feb.: `Migrating genders in Calixthe Beyala's fiction.'

P. DUNWOODIE, Goldsmiths' College, London
2 Mar.: `Confronting "la question indigène" in colonial Algeria.'

P. MCDONALD
9 Mar.: `The position of the postcolonial writer.'

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Refugee Studies Centre

Seminars: perspectives on forced migration

The following seminars will take place at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House.

Further details may be obtained from Dominique Attala, Refugee Studies Centre, Queen Elizabeth House, 21 St Giles', Oxford OX1 3LA (telephone: Oxford (2)70722, fax: (2)70721, e-mail: rspedu@qeh.ox.ac.uk, Internet: http://www.qeh.ox.ac.uk/rsp/).

For details on contacting the Refugee Studies Centre, see above. B. HOVY, Senior Statistician, UNHCR
19 Jan.: `Measuring forced migration: what we know and what we don't.'

PROFESSOR N. MACFARLANE
26 Jan.: `States, power, and refugees: international relations and forced migration.'

DR N. VAN HEAR
2 Feb.: `Undisciplined: the virtues of rootlessness in refugee search.'

DR M. GIBNEY
9 Feb.: `Political perspectives on forced migration.'

MS C. BRUN, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim
16 Feb.: `Newcomers and hosts: internally displaced Muslims in Puttalam District, Sri Lanka.'

DR N. AL ALI, Sussex
23 Feb.: `Problematising "transnational communities": a case study of Bosnian refugees.'

MS N. BIRKELAND, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim
1 Mar.: `War, environment, and forced migration in Angola.'

DR M. DEEGAN
8 Mar: `Literary perspectives on forced migration.'

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Weekend workshop: the rights of refugees under international law

This workshop will be held on 20 and 21 May in Queen Elizabeth House, 21 St Giles', Oxford. The course fee, which includes course materials, refreshments, and a light lunch, is £120. The instructor will be Professor James C. Hathaway, Director of the Program in Refugee and Asylum Law, University of Michigan Law School, and Senior Visiting Research Associate, Queen Elizabeth House.

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SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL

Interdepartmental Finance Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 12.30 p.m. on Fridays in the Said Business School, 59 George Street. Further information may be obtained from Elaine Durham, Said Business School, 59 George Street, Oxford OX1 2BE (telephone: Oxford (2)88650, e-mail: elaine.durham@sbs.ox.ac.uk).

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

N. INSTEFJORD, Birkbeck College, London
21 Jan.: `Portfolio choice and ownership concentration.'

I. TONKS, Bristol
28 Jan.: `Performance of UK pension funds.'

T. LYONS, Imperial College, London
4 Feb.: to be announced.

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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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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All SOULS COLLEGE

Foreign Policy Studies Programme: the United States and the world

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Old Library, All Souls College.

Conveners: Sir Julian Bullard and Professor Robert O'Neill.

STROBE TALBOTT, Deputy US Secretary of State
21 Jan.: `Balance-sheet for the 1990s: how well has the US done?'

SHASHI THAROOR, Director of Communications and Special Projects, Office of the UN Secretary General
28 Jan.: `The US and the UN.'

AMBASSADOR YUKIO SATOH, Permanent Representative of Japan to the United Nations
4 Feb.: `The US and East Asia.'

SIR JOHN KERR, Permanent Under-Secretary, Foreign and Commonwealth Office
11 Feb.: `The US and the UK.'

GEN. KLAUS NAUMANN, former Chairman, NATO Military Committee
18 Feb.: `The US and NATO.'

Speaker to be announced
25 Feb.: `The US and Russia.'

R.W.APPLE, The New York Times
3 Mar.: `US domestic politics and foreign policy.'

DR LYNN DAVIS, former Under Secretary of State and currently Deputy Director, the National Security Strategy Group
10 Mar.: `Foreign policy challenges for the next administration.'

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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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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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LINACRE LECTURES

Linacre Lectures 2000

Consciousness of connections: global environments in the new millennium

The following lectures will be given at 5.30 p.m. on Thursdays in Lecture Theatre A, the Zoology/Psychology Building.

THE HON. MAURICE STRONG, Chairman, the Earth Council
27 Jan.:: `Global sustainable development.'

PROFESSOR M. LANGTON, University of Northern Territories, Australia
3 Feb.: `Indigenous concepts of connectedness and the new environmentalism.'

PROFESSOR H. GIRADET, Urban Futures, London
10 Feb.: `Cities, people, planet.'

DR C. JUMA, Harvard
17 Feb.: `International trade and environment.'

PROFESSOR S. YEARLEY, York
24 Feb.: `Social movements as problematic agents of global environmental change.'

PROFESSOR E.P. ODUM, Georgia
2 Mar.: `The transformation of ecology.'

P. MELCHETT, Executive Director, Greenpeace UK
9 Mar.: `Global citizens—campaigning for environmental solutions.'

PROFESSOR M. CASTELLS, Berkeley
15 June: `Global networks and local societies: cities in the information age.'

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MANSFIELD COLLEGE

Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society

The following seminars will take place at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Council Room, Main Building (ground floor), Mansfield College. Further information may be obtained from the Administrator, OCEES, Mansfield College, Oxford OX1 3TF (telephone and fax: Oxford (2)70886, e-mail: ocees@mansf.ox.ac.uk, Internet: http://users.ox.ac.uk/~ocees/.

PROFESSOR K. SOPER, North London
18 Jan.: `Realism, humanism, and the politics of nature.'

P. DUBEN, Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution
25 Jan.: `Risk, pollution, and regulation.'

A. STIRLING, Sussex
1 Feb.: `Science and precaution in the management of technological risk.'

M. OKSANEN, Lancaster
8 Feb.: `Authorship, communities, and intellectual property rights: insights for the protection of biodiversity?'

J. MEADOWCROFT, Sheffield
15 Feb.: `Implementing sustainability in high- consumption societies.'

C. REDGWELL
22 Feb.: `New mechanisms for ensuring state compliance with international environmental obligations.'

N. ROBINS, Research Fellow, International Institute for Environment and Development
29 Feb.: `Consumption, development, and environment.'

N. WITOSZEK, European University Institute, Florence
7 Mar.: `Moral communities and the environment: the Nordic enigma.'

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Jubilee Lecture Series

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the New Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

PROFESSOR A. STEPAN, Columbia 21 Jan.: `The world's religious systems and democracy.'

MS PATRICIA HEWITT, MP, Minister of State at the Department of Trade and Industry
28 Jan.: `Social justice in the knowledge economy.'

LORD DAHRENDORF, Warden of St Antony's 1987–97
4 Feb.: `Democracy beyond the nation-state.'

BARONESS (HELENA) KENNEDY, QC, Chair, the British Council
11 Feb.: `Reaching the parts beyond formal diplomacy.'

MS BRIDGET KENDALL, BBC Diplomatic Correspondent
18 Feb.: `Kosovo and after: the future of spin in the digital age.'

PROFESSOR DAVID MARQUAND, Principal, Mansfield College
25 Feb.: `Democracy in Britain.'

SIR KEITH THOMAS, President, Corpus Christi College
3 Mar.: `Heritage or history? Conflicting views of the past.'

GUIDO DI TELLA, Argentinian Foreign Minister 1991–9, and Honorary Fellow of St Antony's
10 Mar.: `Argentina, 1989–99: from the margins to the centre.'

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Russian and East European Centre

Twentieth-century Russia: ideas, politics, and society

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Lecture Theatre, the New Building, St Antony's College.

Conveners: D.R. Priestland, MA, University Lecturer (CUF) in Modern History, and R.J. Service, MA, University Lecturer in Modern Russian History.

G. SMITH
17 Jan.: `Russian and her Eurasianism.'

C. ANDREYEV
24 Jan.: `Russia and her fascism.

E. ACTON, East Anglia
31 Jan.: `Russia and her liberalism.'

A. LUUKKANEN
7 Feb.: `Russian and her Christianity.'

D. LIEVEN, LSE
14 Feb.: `Russia and her imperialism.'

DR SERVICE
21 Feb.: `Russia and her nationalism.'

G. SWAIN, West of England
28 Feb.: `Russia and her social-democracy.'

MR PRIESTLAND
6 Mar.: `Russia and her Communism.'

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TRINITY COLLEGE

Richard Hillary Lecture

BERYL BAINBRIDGE will deliver the Richard Hillary Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 2 February, in the St Cross Building.

Subject: `What makes a writer?'

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WOLFSON COLLEGE

Wolfson College Lectures

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Hall, Wolfson College. The lectures are open to the public.

SIR MARTIN WOOD
18 Jan.: `Superconductivity, eighty-nine years on—where's it going?'

PROFESSOR M.E. FISHER, Maryland
25 Jan.: `Pictures, models, approximations, and reality: phase transitions and the role of the theorist.'

PROFESSOR STEPHEN MOORBATH
1 Feb.: `Physics and geological time.'

PROFESSOR SIR ROGER PENROSE
8 Feb.: `Quantum mechanics: is there a limit to its validity?'

PROFESSOR D.L.T. ANDERSON, European Centre for Medium-range Weather Forecasts
15 Feb.: `Physics of climate.'

PROFESSOR D.A. KING, Cambridge
22 Feb.: `Atoms at the surfaces of solids: structure, bonding, magnetism, and reactivity at solid surfaces.'

PROFESSOR J.P. BOUCHAUD, CEA, France
29 Feb.: `Elements for a theory of financial risk: a physicist's perspective.'

SIR PETER MANSFIELD, Nottingham
7 Mar.: `Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI): principles and applications.'

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CAMPION HALL

Martin D'Arcy Memorial Lectures

Paul of Antioch and Ibn Taymiyya: the modern relevance of a medieval polemic

DR THOMAS MICHEL will deliver the Martin D'Arcy Memorial Lectures at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Examination Schools.

27 Jan.: `Features of the Muslim–Christian polemical tradition.'
3 Feb.: `The Christian prophet and the Prophet of Islam.'

10 Feb.: `The divine word and scripture in Islam and Christianity.'

17 Feb.: `God's unity and trinity: the Islamic–Christian debate.'

24 Feb.: `Sin and redemption in Christianity and Islam.'

2 Mar.: `Moving beyond the burdens of history.'

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REGENT'S PARK COLLEGE (CENTRE FOR THE STUDY OF CHRISTIANITY AND CULTURE) AND CHRIST CHURCH

Composing music for Christian worship in the new millennium

The following lectures will be held at 4 p.m. on Tuesdays in Regent's Park College. Each lecture will be followed by Evensong at Christ Church Cathedral at 6 p.m., at which music by the lecturer will be performed. The series is arranged by Stephen Darlington and Alan Kreider.

Further information may be obtained from Alan Kreider, Regent's Park College, Oxford OX1 2LB (telephone: Oxford (2)88140, fax: (2)88121, e-mail: alan.kreider@regents.ox.ac.uk).

HOWARD GOODALL, London
18 Jan.: `Music and mystery.'

ANDREW CARTER, York
25 Jan.: `Requiem for Evensong.'

ROBERT SAXTON
1 Feb.: `Darkness to light; cycles and circles; the sacred in my music.'

THE REVD JOHN BELL, Iona Community
8 Feb.: `The lost tradition of lament.'

THE REVD DR JANET H. WOOTTON, Union Chapel, Islington
15 Feb.: `The future of the hymn.'

GRAHAM KENDRICK, London
22 Feb.: `Worship in spirit and truth.'

ROXANNA PANUFNIK, London
29 Feb.: `Beyond a Mass for Westminster.'

PROFESSOR JOHN HARPER, Director General, Royal School of Church Music
7 Mar.: `Renewing the past in the present: the living art of church music.'

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FRIENDS OF THE BODLEIAN

The following thirty-minute lectures will be given at 1 p.m. on the days shown in the Cecil Jackson Room, the Sheldonian Theatre.

Wine and sandwiches will be served after the lectures at a cost of £2.50 per person, for which bookings should be made in advance with Mrs P.M. Sturgis, Membership Secretary, Friends of the Bodleian, Bodleian Library, Oxford OX1 3BG (telephone: Oxford (2)77234).

MRS M. CLAPINSON, Keeper of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts
Thur. 3 Feb.: `Bryon in the family papers.'

J. PINFOLD, Librarian, Rhodes House
Mon. 6 Mar.: `The Transvaal War: a contemporary lantern slide show and commentary.'

Members attending the lecture on 6 March are invited to view the exhibition `From the Boer War to Uhuru: South Africa in the Twentieth Century' in the Schola Naturalis Philosophiae, Old Schools Quadrangle.

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OXFORD ITALIAN ASSOCIATION

Lectures

The following lectures will be given as indicated. Except where otherwise stated, admission is £1 for members, £2 for non- members.

M. BRODY
2 Feb., 8 p.m., Pauling Centre for Human Sciences, 58 Banbury Road: `Renaissance maiolica at the Medici villa of Cafaggiuolo.'

D. LEWIS
15 Feb., 8 p.m., Pauling Centre for Human Sciences, 58 Banbury Road: `Jessie White Mario, Garibaldi's unrecognised Florence Nightingale.'

P. CLAIRE
16 Feb., 5 p.m., Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum: `Centrifugal centripetal: motifs in word pictures of Severini, Carra, and Apollinaire.' (Lecture- performance; programme £1)

PROFESSOR P. RYLANDS, Director, Guggenheim Foundation
22 Feb., 8 p.m., Mary Ogilvie Theatre, St Anne's College: `Peggy Guggenheim's museum in Venice.' (Students free)

DR S. FRAQUELI, selector of the Severini Exhibition at the Ashmolean Museum
1 Mar., 6 p.m., Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum: `Gino Severini—from Futurism to Classicism.' (Admission free; nominal charge for wine)

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Other events

The film Pummarò will be shown (with subtitles) in the Rewley House Lecture Theatre, 7.45 for 8 p.m., on 18 January. Admission is free.

Conversazione in italiano: `L'Italia nel 2000', 7.45 for 8 p.m., 9 February, in St Anne's College. Admission free.

Dr Alan Milner will offer a wine-tasting in the context of an imagined dinner, at 7.45 for 8 p.m. on 9 March in Halifax House. This is a ticket-only event (admission £8 per person). Tickets may be reserved by telephoning Oxford 377479.

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OXFORD BIBLIOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY

DR C. DE HAMEL will lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Thursday, 20 January, in the Taylor Institution.

Subject: `The Nazis and the Rothschilds' libraries.'

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