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NEWTON–ABRAHAM LECTURE 2000

PROFESSOR J.-M.P. LEHN, Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, and Collège de France, Paris, Newton–Abraham Visiting Professor 1999–2000, will deliver the Newton–Abraham Lecture at 4 p.m. on Thursday, 25 May, in the Lecture Theatre, the Dyson Perrins Laboratory.

Subject: `Supramolecular chemistry: from molecular recognition towards self-organisation.'

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GAISFORD LECTURE 2000

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

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

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GARETH EVANS MEMORIAL LECTURE 2000

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

Subject: `The psycho-physical nexus.'

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MAURICE LUBBOCK MEMORIAL LECTURE

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

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

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SIR JOHN HICKS LECTURE ON ECONOMIC HISTORY

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

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

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CLINICAL MEDICINE

University Department of Cellular Science: haematology seminars

The following seminars will be held at 12 noon on Tuesdays in the Haematology Seminar Room, Level 4, the John Radcliffe Hospital.

DR C. CRADDOCK, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham
23 May: `Immune reconstitution after allogeneic bone marrow.'

DR K. ROBINSON
30 May: Case presentation.

DR S. BENJAMIN and DR D. PANTELIDOU, Oxford Blood Transfusion Service and Department of Haematology
6 June: `The use of desforrioxamine in multiply- transfused patients.'

PROFESSOR P. MOSS, Birmingham
13 June: `Immunology for stem cell transplantation.'

PROFESSOR S. MACHIN, University College Hospital, London
20 June: `Investigation of the etiology of TTP.'

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LITERAE HUMANIORES

One-day conference in Philosophy of Science

This conference will be held on Saturday, 3 June, in the Lecture Room, the Sub-faculty of Philosophy, 10 Merton Street.

Convener: J.N. Butterfield, MA, Senior Research Fellow, All Souls College.

PROFESSOR E. SOBER, Wisconsin—Madison
10 a.m.: `Venetian sea-levels, British bread prices, and the principle of the common cause.'

PROFESSOR B. LOEWER, Rutgers
11.45 a.m.: `Lewis's Humean account of chance.'

K. RIDDERBOS, Cambridge
2.30 p.m.: `Does our ignorance solve the problem of irreversibility?'

PROFESSOR B. SKYRMS, California, Irvine
4.15 p.m.: `Co-evolution of norms: a case study.'

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David Lewis Lecture

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

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

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

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

BARBARA FRISCHMUTH will read from her latest book, Die Schrift des Freundes, with an opportunity for discussion afterwards, at 8.15 p.m. on Tuesday, 23 May, in the Shackleton Room, Brasenose College.

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Italian Graduate Seminar

The following lectures and seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in Room S7, 47 Wellington Square.

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

PROFESSOR P. HAINSWORTH and DR G. STELLARDI
23 May: `Gadda Fascista? And does it matter?'

DR A. BRAIDA, Durham
6 June: `Dante traduttore: la non- traducibilità come metafora nelle opere di Dante.'

DR G. BONSAVER, Royal Holloway
20 June: `Vittorini's Conversazione in Sicilia: an antifascist novel?'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES AND THE VOLTAIRE FOUNDATION

PROFESSOR BARBARA KALTZ, Université François Rabelais, Tours, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 22 May, in the Taylor Institution.

The lecture coincides with the publication this month of Jeanne Marie Le Prince de Beaumont (1711–1780): contes et autres écrits (édition présentée par Barbara Koltz: Voltaire Foundation, 2000).

Subject: ` "Un chemin difficile à frayer": regards sur l'oeuvre de Jeanne Marie Le Prince de Beaumont.'

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PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Theoretical Particle Physics Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Fridays in the Nuclear and Astrophysics Lecture Theatre.

Conveners: I.I. Kogan, MA, and S. Sarkar, MA, University Lecturers in Physics.

DR P. MANSFIELD, Durham
26 May: `Testing the Maldacena conjecture.'

DR R. GREGORY, Durham
9 June: `Perturbing our brane universe.'

DR M. BUCHER, Cambridge
23 June: `Domain wall dominated universes.'

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SOCIAL STUDIES

MR ROBERT HEALEY, Vice-President for Public Affairs, ARCO, and CEO Democratic National Convention, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 23 May, in the Clay Room, Nuffield College.

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

Subject: `Framing the choice: politically programming the National Party Convention.'

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COMPARATIVE PHILOLOGY

Comparative Philology Graduate Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Centre for Linguistics and Philology, Walton Street.

Conveners: J.H.W. Penney, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in Classical Philology, and P. Probert, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in Classical Philology and Linguistics.

PROFESSOR N. SIMS-WILLIAMS, SOAS, London
16 May: `Life and language in Pre-Islamic Afghanistan: Bactrian documents from the Northern Hindukush.'

PROFESSOR S. JAMISON, Harvard
23 May: `RV sim and im: approaches to Rig Veda particle syntax.'

DR E. DICKEY, Columbia
20 May: `Latin flattery: the sociolinguistics of domine.'

PROFESSOR C. WATKINS, Harvard
6 June: `EPEON THESIS. Poetic grammar: word order and metrical structure in the Odes of Pindar.'

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UNIVERSITY LABORATORY OF PHYSIOLOGY

Feldberg Foundation for Anglo-German Scientific Exchange Prize Lecture

PROFESSOR THOMAS JENTSCH will deliver the Feldberg Foundation Prize Lecture at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, 7 June, in the Large Lecture Theatre, the University Laboratory of Physiology.

Subject: `Hyperexcitability and beyond: diseases due to Cl and K+ channel mutations.'

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CENTRE FOR SOCIO-LEGAL STUDIES

Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy

DR PETER GROSS, California State University, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 18 May, in the Seminar Room, the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Wolfson College.

Subject: `Eastern European media, civil society, and democracy.'

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DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS

Florence Nightingale Lecture

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

Subject: `Extinction: biodiversity challenged.'

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GREEN COLLEGE

Alan Emery Lecture

J. NEWSOM-DAVIS, Professor Emeritus, will deliver the Alan Emery Lecture at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, 6 June, in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

Subject: `The myasthenias: an emerging multiplicity of disorders.'

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LINACRE COLLEGE

Linacre Lectures

Consciousness of connections: global environments in the new millennium

PROFESSOR M. CASTELLS, Berkeley, will lecture in the Linacre Lectures series at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 15 June, in Lecture Theatre A, the Zoology/Psychology Building.

Subject: `Global networks and local societies: cities in the information age.'

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PEMBROKE COLLEGE

Blackstone Lecture

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

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

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Britain and the world: perspectives on foreign policy

SIR PATRICK CORMACK, MP, Conservative front-bench spokesman on constitutional affairs, DR DENIS MACSHANE, MP, Parliamentary Private Secretary, the Foreign Office, and DR KALYPSO NICOLAIDES, St Antony's College, will give a seminar in this series at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 23 May, in the Main Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

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

Subject: `European Union enlargement: what difference will it make to Europe and Britain?'

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ST HUGH'S COLLEGE

Henry Rowlatt Bickley Memorial Lecture

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

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

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TRINITY COLLEGE

Chatham Lecture

Trinity Term

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

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

Michaelmas Term

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

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

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WOLFSON COLLEGE

Isaiah Berlin Lecture

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

Subject: `The cultural tradition of St Petersburg.'

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