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INAUGURAL LECTURES

Action Research Professor of Clinical Neurology

PROFESSOR G.C. EBERS will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 9 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Multiple sclerosis—a complex trait paradigm.'

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Harold Vyvyan Harmsworth Professor of American History

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

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

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HENSLEY HENSON LECTURES IN THEOLOGY 1999–2000

Sacraments, Ceremonies, and Stuart Divines: sacramental theology and liturgy in England and Scotland, 1603–62

THE REVD DR BRYAN SPINKS, Professor of Liturgical Studies, Yale University, will deliver the Hensley Henson Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following Mondays in the Examination Schools.

1 May: `Lex ritualis, lex credendi? From Hampton Court to the Five Articles of Perth.'

8 May: `Calvinist consensus and Patristic Reformed Sacramentalism, and the débâcle of the 1637 Book of Common Prayer.'

15 May: `Baptismal controversy, the Westminster Assembly, and the Royal Episcopal Divines.'

22 May: `Keeping the mean and ignoring the theologians? Sacraments and the 1662 Book of Common Prayer.'

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WILDE LECTURES IN NATURAL AND COMPARATIVE RELIGION

Evil and superfluity: two arguments against the existence of God

PROFESSOR P. VAN INWAGEN, John Cardinal O'Hara Professor of Philosophy, University of Notre Dame, Indiana, will deliver the Wilde Lectures in Natural and Comparative Religion at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Examination Schools.

Tue. 2 May: `Two arguments for the non-existence of God.'

Thur. 4 May: `The idea of God.'

Fri. 5 May: `God and science.'

Tue. 9 May: `God and evil.'

Thur. 11 May: `The vast amount of evil.'

Fri. 12 May: `Horrors.'

Tue. 16 May: `Belief and evidence.'

Thur. 18 May: `The presumption of atheism.'

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O'DONNELL LECTURES IN CELTIC STUDIES 2000

DR N. EDWARDS, School of History and Welsh History, University of Wales, Bangor, will deliver two O'Donnell Lectures on the following subject, at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 11 May, and Friday, 12 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Early medieval stones and stone sculpture in Wales: context and connections.'

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JAMES P.R. LYELL LECTURES IN BIBLIOGRAPHY

Set in print: the fortunes of an idea, .1450–1800

DR D. MCKITTERICK, Cambridge, will deliver the Lyell Lectures in Bibliography at 5 p.m. on the following days in Lecture Theatre 2, the St Cross Building.

Thur. 4 May: `The printed word and the modern bibliographer.'

Wed. 10 May: `Dependent skills.'

Thur. 11 May: `A house of errors.'

Wed. 17 May: `Perfect and imperfect.'

Thur. 18 May: `Re-evaluations.'

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CARLYLE CLASSES IN CLASSICAL POLITICAL THOUGHT

The politics of Plato's Republic

DR M. SCHOFIELD, Cambridge, will give the following lecture and seminars at 2 p.m. on the days shown in All Souls College. The series will end with a general discussion session, at 2 p.m. on Monday, 22 May.

Mon. 1 May: `The noble lie.' (Lecture)

Tue. 2 May: `Utopia and the idea of community.' (Seminar)

Mon. 8 May: `Rule by philosophers: knowledge, virtue, and power.' (Seminar)

Tue. 9 May: `Economic man: property and human nature.' (Seminar)

Mon. 15 May: `Plato the feminist?' (Seminar)

Tue. 16 May: `A city fit for Socrates: the politics of Quietism.' (Seminar)

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ANTHROPOLOGY AND GEOGRAPHY

School of Geography and the Environment: research seminars

The following seminars will be given at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Senior Common Room, the School of Geography and the Environment.

Conveners: C.G. Clarke, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Urban and Social Geography, G.L. Clark, MA, Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography, and A.S. Goudie, MA, Professor of Geography.

Tuesday, 2 May

C. MCCULLOCH: `Risk and blame: engineers, large dams, and reservoirs.'

S. HENDERSON: `Alien plants in the Galapagos Islands; are they all unwelcome?'

Tuesday, 9 May

D. PEDYNOWSKI: `The evolution and effectiveness of a transboundary biosphere reserve: a case study of the Glacier Waterton lakes biosphere reserves.'

C. BROOKE: `Climate change, regional vulnerability, and conservation in Cost Rica.'

Tuesday, 16 May

E. WRIGHT: `Timing and conditions of dune formation in Ras al Khaimah (UAE).'

M. CHOI: `Future rainfall intensity and soil erosion by water.'

Tuesday, 23 May

G. ZIERVOGEL: `Seasonal forecasts and small-scale farmers in Zimbabwe.'

Z. MORRISON: `Britain's shameful places: examining constructions of "social exclusion"—towards spaces beyond social divisions.'

Tuesday, 30 May

J. MATHEWS: `Gum Arabic and sustainable forestry in North Africa.'

J. BATTERSBY: `Between home, street, and school: the impact of education(s) on coloured identities in South Africa.'

Tuesday, 6 June

S. DARBY: `Out of sight, out of mind? Making energy consumption visible.'

C. FLUTTER: `The social market and regional unemployment: the thirty- five-hour week and the French problem.'

Tuesday, 13 June

D. WOJCIK: `The footprint of capital: the geographical consequences of the European capital market integration.'

C. VON DER HEYDEN: `Mine drainage and passive treatment systems.'

Tuesday, 20 June

T. PLANT: `Prospects for international free trade: the WTO, beef, and US hegemony.'

T. WHITEHEAD: `The economic impact of urban road pricing on central city areas: approaches to inform policy-makers.'

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MODERN HISTORY, SOCIAL STUDIES

Graduate seminar in economic and social history

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

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

J. METZER, Hebrew University
2 May: `From the Jewish National Home to the State of Israel: some aspects of nation- and state-building.'

R. ALLEN, University of British Columbia
9 May: `Poverty and progress in early modern Britain.'

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

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

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THEOLOGY

Ian Ramsey Centre

Human consciousness

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

Conveners: Professor J. Hedley Brooke and Dr Margaret Yee.

PROFESSOR B. BARDAKJIAN, Toronto
11 May: `Cues of consciousness in brain cells.'

PROFESSOR S. GREENFIELD
25 May: `How the brain generates consciousness.'

DR YEE
8 June: `Human life and consciousness: a multidisciplinary quest?'

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ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM

PROFESSOR A. BLANKERT, Slade Professor, University of Cambridge, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 4 April, in the Lecture Theatre, the Taylor Institution. Admission is free.

Subject: `Johannes Vermeer as a narrator.'

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KEBLE COLLEGE

Eric Symes Abbott Memorial Lecture

THE REVD CANON DR MARTYN PERCY, Director of the Lincoln Theological Institute, will deliver the Eric Symes Abbott Memorial Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Friday, 5 May, in the chapel, Keble College.

Subject: `Knowledge of Angles: how spiritual are the English?'

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OXFORD IMMUNOLOGY GROUP AND OXFORD SIGNALLING GROUP

Minisymposium on T-cell receptor signalling This minisymposium will be held on Thursday, 30 March, 3–5.30 p.m., in the Lecture Theatre, the Department of Pharmacology.

DR G. KORETZKY, Philadelphia: `The role of cytosoloic adapter proteins in the regulation of T cell and platelet activation.' DR B. SCHRAVEN, Heidelberg: `Transmembrane adapter proteins, a link between immune receptors and downstream signalling pathways.'

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OXFORD HEALTH POLICY NETWORK

Health at the millennium—looking backwards, looking forwards

This conference will be held on Monday, 27 March, 9.30 a.m.–4 p.m., in the Department of Social Policy and Social Work. Spaces are limited. Those interested in attending are asked to contact Rebecca Surender, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, Barnett House, 32 Wellington Square, Oxford (telephone: Oxford (2)70325, e-mail: rebecca.surender@socres.ox.ac.uk).

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