Lectures

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INAUGURAL LECTURES

Goldsmiths' Professor of English Literature

PROFESSOR HERMIONE LEE will deliver her inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 21 October, in Lecture Room 2, the St Cross Building.

Subject: `Reading in bed.'

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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 schools philosophy in the United States.'

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PROFESSOR OF POETRY

Inaugural Lecture and other lectures

The end of the poem

PROFESSOR PAUL MULDOON will lecture at 5 p.m. on the following Tuesdays, in the Examination Schools.

2 Nov.: `The end of the poem: "All Souls' Night" by W.B. Yeats.' (Inaugural Lecture)

25 Jan.: `The end of the poem: "The Literary Life" by Ted Hughes.'

2 May: `The end of the poem: "The Mountain" by Robert Frost.'

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NEILL LECTURE

LORD HOFFMANN OF CHEDWORTH will deliver the Neill Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 29 October, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Europe and the question of sovereignty.'

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ANTHROPOLOGY AND GEOGRAPHY

Departmental seminars (Anthropology)

The following seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Fridays in the Lecture Theatre, 64 Banbury Road.

Conveners: D.J. Parkin, MA, Professor of Social Anthropology, and F. Pieke, MA, University Lecturer in the Modern Politics and Society of China.

J. MAQUET, UCLA
15 Oct.: `Fieldwork on the art market: from buying and selling to contemplating.'

F. DIKOTTER, SOAS
22 Oct.: `The promise of repentance: prison reform in modern China (1906–49).'

D. YON, York University, Toronto
29 Oct: `Citizenship and British-Colonial agricultural workers in post-war England: the case of the 100 men from St Helena.'

S. THOMPSON, SOAS
5 Nov.: `(W)riting otherwise: ventriloquism, shadow boxing, and wrestling with Taiwanese shamanistic performances.'

F. HUGHES-FREELAND, Swansea
12 Nov.: `Intentions and accidents: problems in phenomenological anthropology.'

S. HEALD, Brunel
19 Nov.: To be announced.

R. STERCKX
26 Nov.: `Classifying animals in early China.'

A. HEATH
3 Dec.: `Social cleavages and voting in India.'

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BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics

The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Fridays in Lecture Theatre 1, the Biochemistry Department (unless otherwise indicated). Details of the 19 November and 3 December seminars will be announced later.

Convener: L.N. Johnson, MA, D.Phil., David Phillips Professor of Molecular Biophysics.

PROFESSOR W. HARPER, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston
22 Oct.: `Ubiquitination Machines.'

DR D. JONES, Warwick
29 Oct.: `The role of protein structure prediction in the post-genomic era.'

DR N.R. BROWN
5 Nov.: `Substrate recognition and recruitment by cyclin dependent kinase 2.'

DR A. LESLIE, Cambridge
12 Nov.: `The structure of the hepatitis B virus core particle: from electron microscopy to an X-ray image.'

PROFESSOR D. BARFORD, Chester Beatty Laboratories Institute for Cancer Research, London
26 Nov.: `Structural mimicry of a tRNA molecule by the release factor protein eRFI implications for mechanisms of protein biosynthesis termination.'

BCA meeting at St Catherine's College (organiser Dr M.E.M Noble)
17 Dec.: `Making and studying protein complexes.'

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Department of Zoology

The following seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Mondays in Lecture Theatre B, the Department of Zoology. Details of the 15 November seminar will be published later.

DR A. MCLEAN, BBSRC Institute of Animal Health, Compton
18 Oct.: `Scrapie in Britain.'

DR J. REYNOLDS, East Anglia
25 Oct.: `Population ecology of a unique symbiosis: bitterling fish and their mussel hosts.'

DR O. JUDSON, Imperial College
1 Nov.: `The genetic code—what is it good for?'

DR A.-E. WALKER, Sussex
8 Nov.: `Recombination in human mitochondria.'

DR R. MACE, University College, London
22 Nov.: `The evolution of human female life history.'

PROFESSOR L. PARTRIDGE, University College, London
29 Nov.: `Sex and death.'

PROFESSOR I. PEPPERBERG, Arizona
6 Dec.: `In search of King Solomon's ring: studies on the cognitive and communicative abilities of grey parrots.'

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CLINICAL MEDICINE

Nuffield Department of Surgery

The following seminars will be held on Tuesdays in the Seminar Room, Level 6, the Nuffield Department of Surgery, the John Radcliffe Hospital. The seminars will be held at 1 p.m. or 5 p.m., as indicated.

PROFESSOR P. FRIEND
19 Oct., 5 p.m.: `Small bowel transplantation.'

DR B. FOXWELL, Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, London
26 Oct., 1 p.m.: `Role of NF-kB in inflammatory cytokine production in rheumatoid arthritis.'

DR D. MATTHEWS, Cambridge
2 Nov., 1 p.m.: `The combined role of IL-4 and IL- 13 in T helper type-2 responses.'

DR S. DAVIS
9 Nov., 1 p.m.: `Protein structures and interactions at the lymphocyte surface.'

MR C. GIBBONS, Consultant Surgeon, Morristan Hospital, Swansea
16 Nov., 5 p.m.: `Use of superficial femoral and popliteal vein for supra-inguinal vascular reconstruction in infected fields.'

MISS J. TCHOU
23 Nov., 5 p.m.: `DNA methylation and hepatocellular carcinoma.'

DR D. BRILEY
30 Nov., 5 p.m.: `A medical perspective on patients with carotid artery disease.'

MR A. HANDA
7 Dec., 5 p.m.: `Thromboelastography in risk assessment of coronary heart disease.'

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Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology

The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Mondays in the Library, the Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology. Details of the 18 October meeting are not available at the time of printing.

Convener: J.M. Tiffany, MA, University Lecturer in Ophthalmological Biochemistry.

DR S. TONGE, Aston
25 Oct.: `Synthetic lipoproteins as ocular surfactants and biomimetic lubricants.'

DR N. OSBORNE
1 Nov.: `Aspirin—should glaucoma patients be careful in their use of it?'

S. GOUVEIA
22 Nov.: `Tears and the ageing eye.'

DR D. CREWTHER, Latrobe University, USA
29 Nov. `Role of the outer retina in the control of eye growth.' B. DERHAM 6 Dec.: `Chaperone function in ghost cells.'

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LITERAE HUMANIORES, MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

Mathematical Logic Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Fridays in the Mathematical Institute.

Convener: A.J. Wilkie, MA, Professor of Mathematical Logic.

PROFESSOR WILKIE
22 Oct.: `Quasi-analytic classes and 0- minimality.'

N. GRANGER, Manchester
5 Nov.: `Model theory of bilinear forms.'

T. GARDENER
12 Nov.: `Foliations.'

B. ZILBER
19 Nov.: `Analytic and pseudo-analytic structures in model theory.'

M. DZAMONJA, UEA
3 Dec.: `Cardinal spectra.'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Taylor Institution Special Lecture, commemorating the first known publication of Fernando de Rojas' Comedia de Calisto y Melibea (Burgos, 1499)

PROFESSOR A. DEYERMOND, Queen Mary and Westfield College, London, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 28 October, in the Hall, the Taylor Institution.

Subject: `Readers of, readers in, Celestina.'

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Sub-faculty of Spanish: Oxford Celestina Symposium

This symposium will be held on Friday, 29 October, 9 a.m.–4 p.m., in the Latner Room, St Peter's College.

Conveners: I.D.L. Michael, MA, King Alfonso XIII Professor of Spanish Studies, and D.G. Pattison, MA, D.Phil., Reader in Spanish.

DR A. BERESFORD, Durham
9 a.m.: ` "Una oraçión, señora, que le dixeron que sabías de Santa Polonia para el dolor de las muelas": Celestina and the Legend of St Apollonia.'

DR L. HAYWOOD, St Andrews
9.30 a.m.: `Models for mourning and magic words in Celestina.'

DR PATTISON
10 a.m.: `Deaths and laments in Celestina.'

PROFESSOR D. HOOK, King's College, London
10.45 a.m.: `Celestina's frayles devotos.'

DR C.H. GRIFFIN
11.45 a.m.: `Celestina's illustrations.'

PROFESSOR N.G. ROUND, Sheffield
12.15 p.m.: `Why was Mabbe so good?'

PROFESSOR MICHAEL
2.15 p.m.: `Celestina and the Great Pox.'

DR J.D. RUTHERFORD
2.45 p.m.: `The comedy of death: Act XIX of Celestina.'

PROFESSOR D.S. SEVERIN, Liverpool
3.15 p.m.: `Celestina's audience, from manuscript to print.'

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Romance Linguistics Seminars

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in 47 Wellington Square (basement).

Convener: M.D. Maiden, MA, D.Phil., Professor of the Romance Languages.

PROFESSOR MAIDEN
21 Oct.: `Were the Italians mad? Strange allomorphy in Romance preterites.'

J.C. SMITH
28 Oct.: `Proteus and Procrustes: markedness and explanation in Romance historical linguistics.'

DR J. TAYLOR, Paris
11 Nov.: `Recent developments in French phonology.'

DR R. SAMPSON, Bristol
18 Nov.: `Rise and fall of a phonological rule: prosthesis in French.'

DR J. VISCONTI, Birmingham
2 Dec.: `On the historical development of conditional connectives.'

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Conference to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of the Argentine writer, Jorge Luis Borges

The conference will be held on Friday, 22 October in the Danson Room, Trinity College (directions from the Porters' Lodge, Broad Street). All welcome.

Convener: C.H. Griffin, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in Latin American Literature.

V. CUNNINGHAM
9.45–10.45 a.m.: `Foucault's shout of joy and the enlistment of Borges in recent English fiction.'

JEAN PIERRE BERNÈS, Sorbonne
11 a.m.–12 noon: `Editando a Borges.'

M. MCLAUGHLIN
12 noon–1 p.m.: `Borges and Italy.'

E. WILLIAMSON, Edinburgh
3–4 p.m.: `Reading Borges's "Death and the Compass": a contextual approach.'

R. FIDDIAN
4–5 p.m.: `"Open bracket, close bracket":interpolation in a selection of Borges's poems.'

C. GRIFFIN
5–6 p.m.: `Borges's story "The Man on the threshold": Borges's use of literature.'

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Italian Graduate Seminar

The following seminars and lectures will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays. They will take place in 47 Wellington Square, unless otherwise stated.

Convener: M.L. McLaughlin, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in Italian.

PROFESSOR A. STUSSI, Scuola Normale di Pisa
19 Oct., Room 3, Taylor Institution: `Una ballata tra carte d'archivio padovane del Trecento.'

PROFESSOR R. DOMBROSKI, Connecticut
1 Nov., Room 3, Taylor Institution: `Reading Pirandello politically.'

PROFESSOR J. USHER, Edinburgh
16 Nov.: `Peacocks and epitaphs: Pythagoras, Petrarch, and Boccaccio's theory of translatio poesis.'

DR J.E. EVERSON, Royal Holloway
30 Nov.: `The romance epic in the age of humanism.'

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Goethe's voices—voices on Goethe

Continuing the events to mark the 250th anniversary of Goethe's birth, the following six meetings will be held this term on Thursdays, at 5.15 p.m. in the New Seminar Room, St John's College. Each will concentrate on a passage of Goethe's lyric or dramatic poetry.

Curious non-Germanists are welcome to attend: the German texts will be made available in English translation.

DR K. HILLIARD
21 Oct.: `The art of foreplay. Pausias and his flower-girls (De neue Pausias und sein Blumenmädchen).'

DR K. KOHL
28 Oct.: `The end of Faust: sublimity or "Edelkitsch"?'

DR D. CONSTANTINE
4 Nov.: `Art and inspiration. Two poems from the West-Eastern Divan.'

DR A. PHELAN
18 Nov.: `Writing about writing. Goethe's Epistles.'

DR R. OCKENDEN
25 Nov.: `Timeless voices. The Reunion. (Das Wiedersehen.)

PROFESSOR T.J. REED
2 Dec.: `Solidity and silence. Roman v. Romantic.'

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MODERN HISTORY

Modern European History Seminar: the politics of democracy in twentieth-century Europe

The following seminars will take place at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Modern History Faculty Building, Broad Street. Summaries of the papers and reading lists will be available at the seminars and from the organisers. Open to all.

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

T. BUCHANAN
14 Oct.: `Anti-fascism and democracy.'

L. VOS, Leuven University
21 Oct.: `Nationalism and democracy.'

S. REYNOLDS, Stirling
28 Oct.: `Gender and democracy.'

S. BERGER, University of Wales, Cardiff
4 Nov.: `Social democracy and democracy.'

J. GROSS, New York University
11 Nov.: `1989 and democracy.'

D. PRIESTLAND
18 Nov.: `Soviet democracy.'

A. MILWARD, European University Institute, Florence
25 Nov.: `European integration and democracy.'

M. CONWAY
2 Dec.: `Democracy and reconstruction: 1945 and after.'

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Germany in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the European Studies Centre, 70 Woodstock Road.

Conveners: A.J. Nicholls, B.Phil., MA, Special Lecturer in Modern History, and H. Pogge von Strandmann, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Modern History.

DR P. MADDRELL, London
11 Oct.: `Britain's exploitation of occupied Germany for scientific and technical intelligence on the Soviet Union.'

P. MING TAN
18 Oct.: `American efforts in German re-orientation between 1944–9.'

J. MCLELLAN
25 Oct.: `East German memories after the International Brigade in the Spanish Civil War.'

PROFESSOR L. KÜHNHARDT, Bonn
1 Nov.: `1989–99: ten years of German unity.'

R. MUHS, Royal Holloway, London
8 Nov.: `Farewell! German revolutionaries (1848–9) on the eve of their execution.'

P. COHRS
15 Nov.: `Britain, America, France, and Germany. The making of the "Unfinished transatlantic peace order" of the 1920s'.

W. MULLIGAN
22 Nov.: `Walther Reinhardt—a General's (Chef der Heeresleitung) political experience in the Weimar Republic.'

DR J. DAVIS, Kingston-upon-Thames
29 Nov.: `Impact of Free Trade in the German Zollverein in the middle of the nineteenth century.'

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MODERN HISTORY, SOCIAL STUDIES

PROFESSOR DAVID WALDSTREICHER, Yale University, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 19 October, in the Clay Room at Nuffield College.

Subject: `Substance and structure in American political history, 1790–1840.'

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MODERN HISTORY AND THE OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

Islam in South Asia

The following seminars will be helad at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, George Street. Details of the 27 October seminar will be announced later.

Conveners: F.A. Nizami, MA, D.Phil., Director, Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, and D. Washbrook, MA, D.Phil., Reader in South Asian History.

PROFESSOR R. EATON, Arizona
13 Oct.: `From Mahmud of Ghazni to Babri Masjid.'

PROFESSOR C. ERNST, North Carolina
20 Oct.: `The Chishti Sufi Order: religious categories and historical periodisation.'

PROFESSOR S. DALE, Ohio State University
3 Nov.: `Babar's cultural personality.'

PROFESSOR T. RAYCHAUDHRI
10 Mov.: `The Mughal Empire in the Bengali literary tradition.'

PROFESSOR A. NANJI, Florida, the Ismaili Institute
17 Nov.: `Islam in South Asia: local context and vernacular expression.'

DR G. G. FILIPPI, University of Venice
24 Nov.: `Mysteries of an Islamic cemetery in Makran.'

DR A. POWELL
1 Dec.: `European scholarship on Islam in the South Asian Colonial Context.'

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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. All are welcome.

Conveners: A. Fry and C. Macedo.

A. THOMSON
19 Oct.: ` "An Imaginary Country of Idleness and Luxury"? German criticism, urbanisation, and Elgar's Cockaigne Overture.'

DR J. BAILEY, Goldsmiths' College, London
26 Oct.: `Music in the lives of Afghan refugees.'

DR P. FRANKLIN
2 Nov.: `Drowning in music: film women and the construction of listening.'

S. GILBERT
9 Nov.: `Historicising music during the Holocaust.'

DR J. BROOKS, Southampton
16 Nov.: `The art of civil conversation: courtly neoplatonism and the dialogue air.'

DR A. SUSCHITZKY
23 Nov.: `Rameau revisited.'

PROFESSOR L. KRAMER, Fordham University, New York
30 Nov.: `Subjectivity rampant! Music, hermeneutics, and history.'

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PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Condensed matter seminars

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Clarendon Laboratory, Parks Road.

Convener: J.F. Ryan, MA, Professor of Physics.

DR A.J. TURBERFIELD
14 Oct.: `DNA nanostructures.'

DR A.J. SCHOFIELD, Birmingham
21 Oct.: `Splitting the electron: looking for spin- charge separation.'

DR A. ARDAVAN
28 Oct.: `The millimetre-wave response of low- dimensional metals: theories and experiments.'

PROFESSOR M. SANSOM
4 Nov.: `Simulating biological membranes: motion of ions and water through protein nano-channels.'

DR N. KOVALEVA, Russian Academic of Sciences, Chernogolovka
11 Nov.: `Optical spectra of the colossal magnetorestrictive (CMR) materials.'

DR R. WARBURTON, LMU, Munich, and Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh
18 Nov.: `Interband optics of charge-tunable quantum dots.'

DR M. DODGSON, Cambridge
25 Nov.: `Phase transitions of vortex matter in layered semiconductors.'

DR S.C. BENJAMIN
2 Dec.: `Quantum information processing in nanostructures.'

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Department of Materials: colloquia

The following colloquia will be held at 21.5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Hume-Rothery Building Lecture Theatre.

Conveners: P.R. Wilshaw, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in Electrical and Magnetic Properties of Materials, and G.A.D. Briggs, MA, Reader in Materials.

DR P. WARREN
14 Oct.: `Rapidly quenched nanocomposite alloys.'

DR D. BUCKNALL
21 Oct.: `Polymers and neutrons—a useful combination.' (Interdepartmental Polymer Seminar)

DR R.A. WOLKOW, National Research Council of Canada
28 Oct.: `Controlled molecular adsorption on Si: laying a foundation for molecular devices.' (Interdepartmental Condensed Matter Seminar)

PROFESSOR T. PAGE, Newcastle
4 Nov.: `Critical uses of nano-indentation: ceramics and coatings.'

DR C. HARDIE, Director of Research and Development, Seagate Technology, Northern Ireland
11 Nov.: `Future technology challenges in magnetic recording.'

PROFESSOR N.A. FLECK, Cambridge
18 Nov.: `Micromechanical modelling of powder compaction.' (Interdepartmental Condensed Matter Seminar)

DR R. TODD
25 Nov.: `Thermal residual stresses in alumina based ceramics and their influence on mechanical properties.'

PROFESSOR B. WILSHIRE, Swansea
2 Dec.: `Magnetic flake fingerprint techniques.'

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Department of Materials: Hume-Rothery Memorial Lecture 1999

PROFESSOR R. CAHN, Cambridge, will deliver the Hume-Rothery Memorial Lecture at 6.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 19 October, in the Nuclear Physics Lecture Theatre. The lecture will discuss intermetallic compounds in the context of Professor Hume-Rothery's concern with phase equilibria of such compounds.

Subject: `Intermetallics: some venerable issues revisited.'

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Department of Earth Sciences

The following seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Mondays in the Department of Earth Sciences.

Convener: G.M. Henderson, MA, University Lecturer in Environmental Earth Sciences.

DR N. BUTTERFIELD, Cambridge
18 Oct.: `Sex, food, and revolution: ecological preludes to the Phanerozoic.'

PROFESSOR M. GILLAN, University College, London
25 Oct.: `Plumbing the depths with ab initio calculations: the melting properties of iron in the Earth's core.'

DR R. COLLIER, Leeds
1 Nov.: `Sediment flux in a tectonically active half-graben: Alkyonides Gulf, Greece.'

DR K. HODGES, MIT
8 Nov.: `The persistence of tectonic style during Himalayan orogenesis and its implications.'

DR P. PEARSON, Bristol
15 Nov.: `Declining atmospheric carbon dioxide in the last sixty million years.'

PROFESSOR S. MOORBATH
22 Nov.: `Age of the oldest rocks, life, impacts...recent work and controversies in West Greenland.'

DR L. SYKES, Columbia
29 Nov.: `The Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty: science and public policy.'

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PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Pharmacology and Anatomical Neuropharmacology seminars

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Lecture Theatre, the Department of Pharmacology.

DR C. INGHAM, Edinburgh
19 Oct.: `Structural plasticity in an animal model of Parkinson's disease.'

DR P. CULLEN, Bristol
26 Oct.: To be announced.

PROFESSOR P. FOËX
2 Nov.: To be announced.

PROFESSOR C. GARLAND, Bristol
9 Nov.: `Potassium release from the endothelium: a general mechanism to control vascular tone?'

DR S. DAVIES, University College, London
16 Nov.: `The molecular neuropathology of Huntingdon's disease.'

DR A.M. CRAIG, Washington University, St Louis, Missouri
23 Nov.: `Synapse assembly and glutamate receptor targeting in cultured hippocampal neurones.'

PROFESSOR B. NILIUS, Leuven
30 Nov.: `Ca signalling in macrovascular endothelium.'

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SOCIAL STUDIES

PROFESSOR B. E. SHAFER will give the Senior Research Seminar in American Politics at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 20 October, in the Chester Room, Nuffield College.

Subject: `The Transformation of Southern Politics, Revisited: the House of Representatives as a window.'

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THEOLOGY

Seminars in the Study of Religions: religious change and methodological approaches

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Blue Boar Seminar Room, Christ Church.

Conveners: Professor Keith Ward, DD, Regius Professor of Divinity, and Peggy Morgan, MA, Lecturer in the Study of Religions, Mansfield and Westminster Colleges.

PROFESSOR B. BOCKING, SOAS, London
19 Oct.: `Using iconography to document religious change: "The Oracles of the Three Shrines" .'

DR O. PETROVITCH
2 Nov.: `Key psychological issues in religious studies.'

DR D. ROBERTSON
16 Nov.: `Sociology and the study of religious change.'

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COMPUTING LABORATORY

Departmental Seminar

DR ROBERT ZIMMER, Brunel University, will present this seminar at 4.15 p.m. on Tuesday 19 October in the OUCL Lecture Theatre.

Subject: `Designing formally verified systems: ASICs to E-Commerce.'

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Numerical Analysis Group

Computational Mathematics and Applications Seminars: amended notice

The following seminars will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursdays in the OUCL Lecture Theatre (except for 25 November).

This notice replaces that published in the Gazette of 30 September, p. 60.

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

PROFESSOR W. LIGHT, Leicester
14 Oct.: `Native spaces for the classical radial basis functions and their properties.'

DR K. DECKELNICK, Sussex
21 Oct.: `Error bounds for a difference scheme approximating viscosity solutions of mean curvature flow.'

DR R. LEHOUCQ, Sandia National Laboratories
28 Oct.: `On the convergence of an implicitly restarted Arnoldi method.'

DR N. COLEMAN, Newcastle
4 Nov.: `Arithmetic on the European Logarithmic Microprocessor.'

DR A. WATHEN
11 Nov.: `Preconditioning constrained systems.'

DR V. STYLES, Oxford Brookes
18 Nov.: `Analysis of a mean field model of superconducting vortices.'

DR J. HALL, Edinburgh
25 Nov., RAL: `Exploiting hypersparsity in the revised simplex method.'

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DEPARTMENT FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION

Oxford Architectural History Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5.30 p.m. on Mondays in Rewley House.

Conveners: M.R. Airs, MA, D.Phil., Reader in Conservation and the Historic Environment, and G. Tyack, MA, M.Litt., Fellow of Kellogg College and Director, Stanford University Centre in Oxford.

C. STANFORD
1 Nov.: `The buildings of Baptist Hicks, Viscount Campden (1550–1629).'

SIR HOWARD COLVIN
29 Nov.: `The Townesends of Oxford: newly discovered papers.'

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DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS

Kalecki Memorial Lecture

ROBERT ROWTHORN will deliver the Kalecki Memorial Lecture, to mark the centenary of the birth of the Polish economist Michal Kalicki, at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 19 October, in Lecture Theatre 2, the St Cross Building.

Subject: `The political economy of full employment in a globalised world.'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR HEBREW AND JEWISH STUDIES

David Patterson Lectures

The following lectures will be given at 8.15 p.m. on Wednesdays in the OCHJS, Yarnton Manor. A minibus shuttle service will be provided, leaving the Playhouse, Beaumont Street, at 7.45 p.m., and departing Yarnton Manor at 9.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. ROBERTSON
13 Oct.: `Jewish identities in German poetry from Heine to Celan.'

PROFESSOR Z. RUBIN, Tel Aviv
27 Oct.: `Jews in long-distance trade in late antiquity.'

PROFESSOR Y. GARFINKEL, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
10 Nov.: `The neolithic art centre of Sha'ar Hagolan.'

DR A. LERMAN, Executive Director, JPR, London
24 Nov.: `Anti-semitism at the end of the twentieth century: the new context of an old prejudice.'

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QUEEN ELIZABETH HOUSE

Refugee Studies Programme

Perspectives on forced migration

Seminars in this series, sponsored by the UNHCR and the Refugee Studies Programme, will take place at 5 p.m. on the days shown in the Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House. They will be held on Wednesdays, with the exception of the meeting on Friday, 3 December.

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

PROFESSOR E. COLSON, Berkeley
20 Oct.: `Forced migration and the anthropologist's response.'

PROFESSOR G. GOODWIN-GILL
27 Oct.: `Forced migration: a lawyer's perspective.'

DR P. DALEY and A. KIRKMAN
3 Nov.: `Geography's contribution to the study of forced migration.'

DR T. KUHLMAN, Free University, Amsterdam
10 Nov.: `An economist's perspective.'

PROFESSOR B.S. CHIMNI, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
17 Nov.: `Globalisation, humanitarianism, and the erosion of refugee protection.' (First annual Harrell-Bond Lecture)

PROFESSOR J. GARBARINO, Cornell
24 Nov.: `What children can tell us about the trauma of forced migration.'

PROFESSOR T. RANGER, Zimbabwe
3 Dec.: `Movements and stabilities: the historical context for the study of forced migration in Africa.'

PROFESSOR C. KEELEY, Georgetown
8 Dec.: `Puzzles, enigmas, and conundrums: data, theory, and ethics in the demography of forced migration.'

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CENTRE FOR SOCIO-LEGAL STUDIES

Perspectives on institutions and law

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

I. MCLEAN
18 Oct.: `The many facets of law and disaster: the case of Aberfan, 10 October 1966.'

G. MACKIE
25 Oct.: `How to end female genital cutting.'

J. BLACK, LSE
8 Nov.: `Institutionalism in socio-legal analysis.'

C. REDGWELL
22 Nov.: `Dynamic developments in the law and practice of treaty institutions.'

J. FLOOD, Westminster
29 Nov.: `Why multidisciplinary practice will not engage in the élite practice of the law.'

J. HAMADA, Tokyo
6 Dec.: `Institutions of speech and media in Japan.'

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Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies.

PROFESSOR P. KRUG, Oklahoma
14 Oct.: `Close encounters of the fourth estate: the First Amendment meets article 10 of the European Human Rights Convention in Central and Eastern Europe.'

PROFESSOR B. HOLZNAGEL, Münster, and PROFESSOR R. JOCHIMSEN, Director, Cross Media Ownership Authority, Germany
21 Oct.: `Technological transitions and digital gateway regulation in Germany.'

PROFESSOR M. PRICE and S.G. VERHULST
4 Nov.: `Self-regulation and the Internet: a conceptual analysis.'

PROFESSOR J. DICKIE, Warwick
11 Nov.: `Features and futures of EU e-commerce law.'

F. RUSSO, IBM UK Ltd.
18 Nov.: `Obstacles to modernising public sector information structures in transition societies.'

M. MARCH, Sony Television, Hong Kong
25 Nov.: `The multinational media corporations in Asia.'

PROFESSOR D. MCQUAIL
2 Dec.: `Conceptual analysis of media accountability.'

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HERTFORD COLLEGE

Tyndale Lecture 1999

PROFESSOR M. BIDDLE will deliver the Tyndale Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 21 October, in the Examination Schools. A reception will be held after the lecture in the Principal's Lodgings, Hertford College.

Subject: `English pilgrims to the Tomb of Christ.'

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LADY MARGARET HALL

Canada Seminars

RICHARD GUAY, Delegate General of Quebec, will give a seminar in this series at 5.15 p.m. on Thursday, 28 October, in Lady Margaret Hall.

There will be an opportunity to meet the speaker informally afterwards. All are welcome. Further information may be obtained from Elizabeth Jubb, Lady Margaret Hall (telephone: Oxford (2)74302, e- mail: liz.jubb@lmh.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `Contemporary Quebec: myths and realities.'

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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 (ground floor), Mansfield College. Further information is available 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/).

P. COOMBES, Waste Management International
19 Oct.: `Corporate world and environmental communication.'

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

M. JACOBS, General Secretary, Fabian Society
2 Nov.: `Environmental modernisation, sustainable development, and New Labour.'

PROFESSOR W. BEINART
16 Nov.: `People, water management, and progress in South Africa.'

PROFESSOR D. WYATT
23 Nov.: `Litigating the environment.'

R. WELFORD, Huddersfield
30 Nov.: `Deep change or slow death: what future for business?'

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ST ANNE'S COLLEGE

Lecture in commemoration of Naomi Mitchison

PROFESSOR DOUGLAS DUNN, St Andrews, will deliver a lecture in memory of Naomi Mitchison, Honorary Fellow of St Anne's College 1980–99, at 5.30 p.m. on Monday, 1 November, in the Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's College.

Subject: `The distinctiveness of Scottish literature.'

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

African Studies Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Fellows Dining Room.

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

J. SEEKINGS and N. NATTRASS, Cape Town
14 Oct.: `The politics and economics of redistribution in post-apartheid South Africa.'

C. MURRAY, Manchester
21 Oct.: `The Father, the son and the Holy Spirit in South Africa: resistance and abuse in the life of Solomon Lion (1908–87)'.

A. KIRK-GREENE
28 Oct.: `The African administrator in the Colonial novel.'

H. SAPIRE, Birkbeck
4 Nov.: `Nontetha: prophecy, psychiatry, and power in twentieth-century South Africa.'

D. EDEVBARO, Helsinki
11 Nov.: `Fighting corruption in Nigeria?'

B. PAGE
18 Nov.: ` "A Priceless Commodity"—resisting the commodification of water in modern Cameroon.'

C. OBI, Nigerian Institute of International Affairs
25 Nov.: `Can Nigeria survive another Transition?'

O. TEBERE
2 Dec.: `Uganda's boundaries: convergence and collusion of imperial interst in the Great Lakes region.'

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ST CATHERINE'S COLLEGE

Sir Patrick Nairne Lecture 1999

PROFESSOR C. FRAYLING, Rector and Vice-Provost, the Royal College of Art, will deliver the Sir Patrick Nairne Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 22 October, in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College. Mr Stephen Farthing, Ruskin Master of Drawing, will be in the chair, and will introduce a discussion in which the audience will be invited to participate.

Subject: `The head, the heart, and the hand: the education of the artist and designer.'

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UNIVERSITY COLLEGE

University College 750th anniversary lecture series: Builders of the Millennium

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on the days shown below.

Entry to the lectures will be by special invitation or ticket only. Application for tickets may be made in writing to the Master's Secretary, University College, Oxford OX1 4BH (e-mail: marion.hawtree@univ.ox.ac.uk). The college regrets that it is unable to take applications by telephone. Tickets will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Applicants should indicate which lecture is of interest, and give their name and full mailing address.

PROFESSOR STEPHEN HAWKING
Mon. 25 Oct., Town Hall: `Millennium lecture.'

RICHARD BRANSON
Mon. 8 Nov., Schools: `Enterprise in the new millennium.'

SIR V.S. NAIPAUL
Thur. 11 Nov., Schools: `Reading and writing: a personal account' (abridged reading).

RUPERT MURDOCH
Wed. 1 Dec., Sheldonian: `Technology, demography, and other hard facts facing the builders of the millennium.'

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WOLFSON COLLEGE

Annual Ronald Syme Lecture 1999

BARBARA LEVICK will deliver the annual Ronald Syme Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 4 November, in the Hall, Wolfson College. The lecture is open to the public.

Subject: `Titus and the Jewish princess.'

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