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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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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

The illusion of information

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

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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ANTHROPOLOGY AND GEOGRAPHY

Social Geography seminar series

The following seminars will be held at 4.45 p.m. on Fridays in the Senior Common Room, the School of Geography.

Conveners: G.C. Clarke, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Urban and Social Geography, G.C.K. Peach, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Social Geography, and A. Lemon, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer (CUF) in Geography.

PROFESSOR PEACH
21 Jan.: `New religions in the cultural geography of England.'

DR A. LEMON
28 Jan.: `Ethnicity and voting in South Africa, 1948–99.'

K. HANSING
4 Feb.: `Rasta, race, and revolution: transnational connections in 1990s Cuba.'

DR A. SIVES
11 Feb.: `Political violence in Jamaica.'

M. NEWTON
18 Feb.: `The children of Africa in the colonies; slaves and free people of colour in emancipation era Barbados, 1810s to 1830s.'

DR M. FITZGERALD
25 Feb.: `Police searches in London: matters arising?'

DR D. HOWARD
3 Mar.: `Race, colour, and ethnicity in the Dominican Republic.'

DR V. ROBINSON
10 Mar.: `Geography and refugee studies.'

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Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology

Ethnicity and Identity Seminar: Death

The following seminars will be held at 11 a.m. on Fridays in the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology.

Conveners: Shirley Ardener and Dr Ian Fowler.

DR N. BARLEY, Museum of Mankind, London
21 Jan.: `Death and the multiplicity of identity.'

DR N. ALLEN
28 Jan.: `Death and reincarnation—a South Asianist's perspective.'

DR L. MARTINEZ, SOAS, London
4 Feb.: `Death and women in a Japanese village.'

DR J. WALDREN
11 Feb.: `Death in Majorca; sharing eternity with "the Other" .'

DR J. HOCKEY, Hull
18 Feb.: `Social death before death: social life after death.'

M. KURZEM
25 Feb.: ` "Where I lay buried"; piecing together a Holocaust biography from Belarus 1941.'

DR J. LITTLEWOOD, South Bank University, London
3 Mar.: `Mortuary rituals for a nobody; death of the unborn.'

DR A. WALTER, Reading
10 Mar.: `Remembering the dismembered body.'

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CLINICAL MEDICINE

Nuffield Department of Surgery

The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on the days shown in the Seminar Room (Level 6), the Nuffield Department of Surgery, the John Radcliffe Hospital.

D. KOO
Thur. 3 Feb.: `Ischaemia/reperfusion injury in renal transplantation.'

PROFESSOR D.WRAITH, Bristol
Tue. 8 Feb.: `The immune repertoire and peripheral tolerance.'

PROFESSOR R. PHILIPS
Tue. 15 Feb.: `The immune response to HIV.'

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Clinical Endocrine and Metabolic Meetings

The following meetings will be held at 12.45 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Committee Room, Green College.

PROFESSOR S. O'RAHILLY, Cambridge
26 Jan.: `Obesity and insulin resistance: lessons from human experiments of nature.'

S. ATKIN, Hull
2 Feb.: `Clinical and laboratory studies on the human anterior pituitary and prolactinomas.'

DR J. MIELL, King's College, London
9 Feb.: `Honey, I shrunk the mice!'

J. ARMITAGE
16 Feb.: `Lipid-lowering trials in diabetes.'

DR J. SHAW, Manchester
23 Feb.: `Diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes and the role of the oral glucose tolerance test.'

DR A. SOUTAR, Imperial College, London
1 Mar.: `Characterisation of known and novel defects in patients with phenotypic familial hypercholesterolaemia.'

DR P. TRAINER, Manchester
8 Mar.: `Growth hormone receptor antagonist therapy for acromegaly.'

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE, MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES, MODERN HISTORY

Language and history

The following interdisciplinary seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Tuesdays in Oriel College.

Conveners: D.F. Cram, MA, University Lecturer in Linguistics, R.J.W. Evans, MA, D.Phil., Regius Professor of Modern History, and S. Romaine, MA, Merton Professor of English Language.

N. WOODS, Sussex
25 Jan.: `Sound changes in New Zealand English: real or apparent?'

P. MORGAN, Swansea
1 Feb.: `New words for an ancient language: the expansion of Welsh vocabulary in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.'

E. NOWAK, Leipzig
8 Feb.: `Missionary linguistics: the Moravians in Greenland and Labrador.'

PROFESSOR ROMAINE
15 Feb.: `Glottal goofs and the greengrocer's glottal: signs of identity and signs of discord in the revitalisation of Hawaiian.'

DR CRAM
22 Feb.: `History, politics, and Celtic grammar: Edward Lhuyd (1707) and William Shaw (1778).'

L. PETER, London
29 Feb.: `The Holy Crown of Hungary in political rhetoric.'

R. STEADMAN-JONES, Sheffield
7 Mar.: `Whose language? Whose knowledge? Colonial representation of Indian and African languages in the Romantic period.'

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LITERAE HUMANIORES

Late Roman History Seminar: Defining heresy in the late antique and early medieval world

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Classics Faculty Centre, 67 St Giles'.

Convener: C. Humfress, MA, Carlyle Research Fellow in the History of Political Thought, St Catherine's College.

DR H. CHADWICK
20 Jan.: `The concept of orthodoxy.'

M. SCHOFIELD
27 Jan.: `Philosophical haeresis: a school of thought.'

D. HUNT
3 Feb.: `Fourth-century emperors and the formation of Christian orthodoxy.'

S. BROCK
10 Feb.: `Who is the heretic? Differing perspectives on the aftermath of Chalcedon.'

N. MCLYNN
17 Feb.: `Heretics in town: the Apollinarist interlude in Nazianzus.'

P. GARNSEY
24 Feb.: `Heresy and social radicalism in late antiquity.'

M. INNES
2 Mar.: `Defining a Christian empire: heresy and unity in Carolingian Europe.'

A. CAMERON
9 Mar.: `Byzantium: a persecuting society?'

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MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

Oxford Centre for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

Differential equations and applications seminars

Unless indicated otherwise, the following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the common room, Dartington House. The co- ordinators are S.J. Chapman, S.D. Howison, and J.R. Ockendon (telephone: Oxford (2)70506).

Details of the 10 February seminar will be announced later. DR W. LEWIS, Warwick
20 Jan.: `From the Laplace–Young equation to the XK8 convertible hood model.'

DR R. PETERSEN
27 Jan.: to be announced.

DR C. HILLS
3 Feb.: `A three-dimensional analogue to the Taylor paint-scraper.'

PROFESSOR J.P. KEATING, Bristol
17 Feb.: `Random matrix theory and [zeta] (½ + it).'

PROFESSOR S. CHILDLESS, Courant Institute, New York University
Mon. 21 Feb., 3.30 p.m.: `Flapping in two dimensions.' (Special seminar)

PROFESSOR R. GRIMSHAW, Loughborough
24 Feb.: `Models for instability in inviscid fluid flows.'

DR H. BYRNE, Nottingham
2 Mar.: `Different approaches to modelling avascular tumour growth.'

PROFESSOR P.G. DRAZIN, Bristol
9 Mar.: `Continued fractions and generalised Pade approximation.'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Paget Toynbee Lectures

Dante's `chiara favella': scatology and obscenity in the Commedia

PROFESSOR Z. BARANSKI, Reading, will deliver the Paget Toynbee Lectures at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Taylor Institution. The lectures on 17 February and 2 March will take place in Room 3; the 24 February lecture in Room 10b.

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

17 Feb.: `Stercus and scurrilitas in Dante.'

24 Feb.: `\Inferno\ XVIII and the "Sins of the Tongue".'

2 Mar.: `Science, sex, and poetry: Purgatorio XXV.'

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MODERN HISTORY, THEOLOGY

The history of Christianity: how we got to where we are now (lectures to celebrate the beginning of a new millennium)

This series of lectures will continue, at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Examination Schools.

Conveners: Dr Henry Mayr-Harting, Regius Professor of Ecclesiastical History, and the Rt. Revd Richard Harries, Bishop of Oxford.

A. MURRAY
18 Jan.: `The later Middle Ages.'

PROFESSOR D. MCCULLOCH
25 Jan.: `The Reformation.'

DR J. SHAW
1 Feb.: `The late seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.'

DR J. GARNETT
8 Feb.: `The nineteenth century.'

PROFESSOR A. HASTINGS
15 Feb.: `The twentieth century.'

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ORIENTAL STUDIES

Medieval Studies Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in Lecture Room 1, the Oriental Institute.

Conveners: J.S. Meisami, MA, University Lecturer in Persian, and W.L. Treadwell, MA, D.Phil., Samir Shamma Lecturer in Islamic Numismatics.

PROFESSOR A. NYMARK, Hofstra
25 Jan.: `The Ribats of Paykand: schools for scholars, merchants' warehousese, or military garrisons?'

DR G. SCATTOLIN, PISAI, Rome, and Theological Institute, Cairo
1 Feb.: `The mystical experience of `Umar ibn al- Farid through poem the "Great Taiyya".'

DR G. VAN DEN BERG, Cambridge
23 Feb.: `Badakshani poems attributed to Rumi.'

DR A. HUNSBERGER
29 Feb.: `Nasir-i Khusraw: the exilic poetic voice.'

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PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory

DR D. PARKER, ICI Technology, Wilton Centre, Middlesbrough, will give a seminar at 2.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 9 February, in the ICL Lecture Theatre.

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

Subject: `Divergence/convergence of homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis.'

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Theoretical Chemistry Group Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Large Lecture Theatre, the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory.

For details of the Newton-Abraham Lecture (24 January), see below.

Convener: M.S. Child, MA, Coulson Professor of Theoretical Chemistry.

DR P.E. SAALFRANK, University College, London
31 Jan.: `The theory of photo-induced surface reactions.'

DR J. ROBBINS, Bristol
7 Feb.: `Pauli exclusion principle from nonrelativistic quantum mechanics.'

PROFESSOR R.N. DIXON, Bristol
14 Feb.: `Photodissociation dynamics of H20.'

PROFESSOR D.L. ANDREWS, East Anglia
21 Feb.: `Developments in the theory of resonance energy transfer.'

DR R. BULLA, Augsburg
28 Feb.: `Strong electronic correlation and low energy scales: a view from the Numerical Renormalisation Group.'

A. PALSER
6 Mar.: `Electronic structure of carbon nanotubes.'

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Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory: Newton-Abraham Lecture

PROFESSOR STUART A. RICE, Frank P. Hixon Distinguished Service Professor, the James Franck Institute, the University of Chicago, and Newton-Abraham Visiting Professor, will deliver the Newton-Abraham Lecture at 4.15 p.m. on Monday, 24 January, in the PTCL Lecture Theatre.

Subject: `Coherence versus chaos: active control of molecular dynamics.'

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Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory: other lectures by the Newton-Abraham Visiting Professor

PROFESSOR STUART A. RICE will lecture at 11.15 a.m. on the following days in the PTCL Lecture Theatre.

Tue. 1 Feb.: `Active control of molecular dynamics.'

Thur. 3 Feb.: `Equilibrium and dynamical properties of quasi-two-dimensional colloid assemblies I.'

Tue. 8 Feb.: `Equilibrium and dynamical properties of quasi-two-dimensional colloid assemblies II.'

Thur. 10 Feb.: `Structure of inhomogeneous liquid metals: the liquid vapour interface.'

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Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory: departmental seminars

The following seminars will be given at 2.15 p.m. on Mondays in the PTCL Lecture Theatre.

PROFESSOR R.E. PALMER, Birmingham
14 Feb.: `Seven wonders of the nano world.'

PROFESSOR D. BERATAN, Pittsburgh
21 Feb.: `Exploring optical rotation angles: a collaboration between theory, spectroscopy, and natural products synthesis.'

PROFESSOR CH. JUNGEN, Paris-Sud, Orsay
28 Feb.: `High resolution in the time and frequency domains: from hyperfine interactions to wavepacket motion in molecular Rydberg states.'

PROFESSOR R.M. SIMMONS, King's College, London
6 Mar.: `Single molecule mechanics in biology.'

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Condensed Matter Seminars

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

Conveners: J.F. Ryan, MA, Professor of Physics, and J.T. Chalker, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in Physics.

PROFESSOR A. WATTS
20 Jan.: `Solid state NMR and its application to biological membranes.'

DR R.A. SMITH, Birmingham
27 Jan.: `Dirt and magnetism: two ways to kill a superconductor.'

DR C. MELLOR, Nottingham
3 Feb.: `Ballistic phonon studies of the lowest Landau level.'

DR S. HAYDEN, Bristol
10 Feb.: `Spin fluctuations and unconventional superconductivity.'

DR C. DENNISTON
17 Feb.: `Non-equilibrium phase-dynamics of liquid crystals.'

DR M. TURNER, Warwick
24 Feb.: `Protein–DNA interactions: co- operativity, molecular springs, and genetic recombination.'

DR D. VAUX
2 Mar.: `Fluorescence resonance energy transfer: an emerging tool in cell biology.'

DR A.C. MACIEL
9 Mar.: `One-dimension electrons in semiconductor nanostructures.'

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Pulsed Power/Plasma Group

PROFESSOR R.N. FRANKLIN, Open University, will give a seminar at 4.15 p.m. on Thursday, 3 February, in Lecture Room 5, the Department of Engineering Science.

Subject: `When is the Boltzmann relation valid in electronegative plasmas?'

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Department of Earth Sciences

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

DR P. MARSHALL, Forensic Seismology Unit, AWE Blacknest
24 Jan.: `The Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty verification system.'

DR E. BUROW, Université P. and M. Curie, Paris
31 Jan.: `Erosional forcing of mountain building and basin subsidence: insights from physical and numerical modelling.'

DR A. BRIAIS, CNRS, Toulouse
7 Feb.: `Segmentation of mid-ocean ridges: observations from satellite altimetry and comparison with results of numerical models.'

PROFESSOR H. ELDERFIELD, Cambridge
14 Feb.: `Glacial–interglacial changes in ocean composition: new approaches using foraminiferal shell chemistry.'

PROFESSOR J. WOODHOUSE
21 Feb.: `Seismic imaging of the mantle: recent processes.'

DR R. BOEHLER, Max-Planck Institut für Chemie, Mainz
28 Feb.: `Phase behaviour and geochemistry in the deep earth.'

PROFESSOR W. JENKINS, Southampton Oceanography Centre
6 Mar.: `Helium-3 in the Pacific Ocean: one man's noise is another man's signal.'

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Materials Modelling Laboratory Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 12 noon on Fridays in Lecture Room 7, the Engineering and Technology Building.

Conveners: R.E. Rudd, MA, Senior Research Fellow, Linacre College, and D.G. Pettifor, MA, Isaac Wolfson Professor of Metallurgy.

PROFESSOR PETTIFOR
21 Jan.: `Materials modelling: lessons for the millennium.'

DR S.G. ROBERTS
28 Jan.: `Modelling the plastic zone in fracture.'

DR N.M. HARRISON, Imperial College, London
4 Feb.: `Hybrid density functionals in strongly interacting systems—band gaps, spin coupling, and orbital ordering.'

DR R. MEIER, DSM Research
11 Feb.: `The combinatorial approach for materials design.'

PROFESSOR SIR S.F. EDWARDS, Cambridge
18 Feb.: `New insights into granular materials.'

DR P.L.A. POPELIER, UMIST
25 Feb.: `Chemical information for materials hidden in the electron density.'

DR M.R. WILSON, Durham
3 Mar.: `Modelling of liquid crystals and polymers via large-scale simulations.' (Joint MML/Interdepartmental Polymer Seminar)

PROFESSOR A. MOVCHAN, Liverpool
10 Mar.: `Regularised evolution models for dislocations in a lattice.' (In association with OCIAM)

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PSYCHOLOGICAL STUDIES

Department of Experimental Psychology

The following seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Weiskrantz Room (C.113), the Department of Experimental Psychology.

Conveners: S.D. Iversen, MA, Professor of Psychology, and P.E. Bryant, MA, Watts Professor of Psychology.

PROFESSOR S. TIPPER, Bangor
1 Feb: `Frames of reference in attention.'

PROFESSOR R. PLOMIN, Institute of Psychiatry, London
8 Feb.: `Genetics and general cognitive ability.'

PROFESSOR J. BELSKY, Birkbeck College, London
15 Feb.: `The effects of eary child-care on social and emotional development in the first three years.'

DR D. MARESCHAL, Birkbeck College, London
22 Feb.: `Mechanisms of categorisation in infancy.'

PROFESSOR P. GARETY, St Thomas's Hospital, London
29 Feb.: `Cognitive processes in psychosis: theory and therapy.'

PROFESSOR B. BUTTERWORTH, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience and Department of Psychology, London
7 Mar.: `Mathematics and the brain.'

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SOCIAL STUDIES

PROFESSOR J.W. CEASER will give the Senior Research Seminar in American Politics at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 26 January, in the Chester Room, Nuffield College.

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


Subject: `The public philosophy as an organising concept in the study of American politics.'

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African Studies Seminar: medicine, science, and society in Africa

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in St Antony's College. The 3 February seminar will be held in the Nissan Institute; other seminars will take place in the Fellows' Dining Room.

Conveners: W. Beinart, MA, Rhodes Professor of Race Relations, M.J. Dobson, MA, D.Phil., Acting Director, the Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, and M. Malowany (Ph.D. McGill), Unit Fellow, the Wellcome Unit.

C. CAMPBELL, LSe
20 Jan.: `Sexual health, communities, and development: grassroots participation in HIV-prevention among South African sex workers.'

M. TAMARKIN, Tel Aviv
27 Jan.: `Habitat and habitus: ecology, culture, identity, and politics among Cape Afrikaner sheep farmers in the late nineteenth century.'

DR DOBSON and DR MALOWANY
3 Feb.: `DDT and malaria control in East Africa, 1945–60: discoveries, debates, and dilemmas' (with film).

L. CARPENTER
10 Feb.: `Seven-year trends in HIV infection rates, and changes in sexual behaviour, among adults in rural Uganda.'

M. JENNINGS
17 Feb.: `Health and disease amongst the early UMCA missionaries in Tanganyika.'

H. DENHAM
24 Feb.: `Race, nutrition, and disease: the African Research Survey and British colonial agendas for health-care in the 1930s.'

S. MAHONE
2 Mar.: `Tropical disease and the nature of lunacy in British East Africa 1910–60.'

O. SICHONE, Cape Town
9 Mar.: `Alien natives: the lives of East African migrants in Cape Town.'

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African Studies Seminar: additional seminars

The following seminars will be held as shown.

J. HOWE, Delft
Tue. 8 Feb., 5 p.m., Buttery, St Antony's: `The future of surface transport in Africa.'

R. WINKS, Yale
Wed. 1 Mar., 12 noon, Schools: `The rise of the concept of the national park.'

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African Studies Seminar: co-sponsored workshops and conferences


10–12 Mar., St Antony's: `Anthropology and Africa: a cross-cultural investigation, 1880–1960.' Contact Helen Denham (e-mail: helen.denham@history.ox.ac.uk).

5 May, University College, London: `New African diasporas.' Contact Dr Khalid Koser (e-mail: kkoser@geography.ucl.ac.uk).

6 May, St Antony's: `Researching Africa: methods and reflections' (postgraduate workshop). Contact Ben Page (e-mail: ben.page@geog.ox.ac.uk), or Mark Leopold, St Anne's College, Oxford OX2 6HS.

13–14 May, St Antony's: `Sierra Leone: conflict resolution, peace-building, and post-conflict reconstruction.' Contact Sheu Othman (e-mail: shehu.othman@qeh.ox.ac.uk), or Tunde Zack-Williams (e-mail: abzw@cableinet.co.uk).

3 June, St Antony's: Britain–Zimbabwe Society Research Day. Contact David Maxwell, Department of History, University of Keele, Staffs. ST5 5AH (e-mail: hia@cc.keele.ac.uk).

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THEOLOGY

Comparative approaches in the study of religions

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

Conveners: J.S.K. Ward, DD, Regius Professor of Divinity, and W.M. Morgan, MA, Lecturer in World Religions, Mansfield College and Westminster College.

PROFESSOR WARD
25 Jan.: `Is comparative theology possible?'

DR N. ALLEN
8 Feb.: `An Indo-European comparativist looks at the Buddha's biography.'

PEGGY MORGAN
22 Feb.: `Problems and possibilities in the comparative study of religions.'

PROFESSOR R. NEVILLE, Boston University
7 Mar.: `The Boston University Project in Comparative Studies.'

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COMPUTING LABORATORY

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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DEPARTMENT FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION

The evolution of life on earth

The following lectures will be given at 8 p.m. on Tuesdays in the University Museum of Natural History.

Tickets are required for admission. A series ticket costs £29.50; tickets for individual lectures cost £5.25 (subject to availability). Tickets may be obtained from the Weekly Class Administrator, OUDCE, Rewley House, 1 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JA (telephone: Oxford (2)70391/(2)70308/(2)70360). Cheques should be made payable to the OUDCE.

PROFESSOR J.M. SMITH, Sussex
8 Feb.: `Origins of life.'

PROFESSOR P. CRANE, Kew Gardens
15 Feb.: `The evolution of plants: insights from the fossil record.'

DR R. FORTREY, Natural History Museum, London
22 Feb.: `Life: chapters from an unauthorised biography.'

PROFESSOR SIR RICHARD SOUTHWOOD
29 Feb.: `Animals and plants—the evolution of herbivory.'

PROFESSOR K. THOMSON
7 Mar.: `Living fossils in the sea.'

DR A. MILNER, Natural History Museum, London
14 Mar.: `The dinosaurs: a continuing success story.'

PROFESSOR V. REYNOLDS
21 Mar.: `The chimpanzees of Africa: resourceful yet dynamic.'

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CENTRE FOR CRIMINOLOGICAL RESEARCH

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

Conveners: A.J. Ashworth, DCL, Vinerian Professor of English Law, and R. Young, MA, University Lecturer in Criminal Justice.

DR J. GOODEY, Leeds
26 Jan.: `The criminalisation of British Asians? Research from Bradford and Leeds.'

DR A. COYLE, King's College, London
9 Feb.: `Human rights and prisons: an international perspective.'

PROFESSOR G. RICHARDSON, Queen Mary and Westfield College, London; chair, Mental Health Legislation Scoping Study Review Team
23 Feb.: `Reviewing the Mental Health Act: the problem of mentally disordered offenders.'

D. ROSE, BBC journalist and author of In the Name of the Law: the Collapse of Criminal Justice
8 Mar.: `The death of due process: capital punishment in the United States.'

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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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MAISON FRANÇAISE

Seminar in Modern French History and Politics

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Maison Française.

C. CROSSLEY, Birmingham
25 Jan.: `Thinking and imagining the future in nineteenth-century France.'

S. HAZAREESINGH
1 Feb.: `Building the new republic from below: the propaganda of the "Société d'instruction républicaine", 1870–7.'

V. DIMIER, Institut d'Études Politiques, Grenoble
8 Feb.: `Trading places: resettling colonial administrators in the French prefectoral corps.'

R. GILDEA
15 Feb.: ` "Ici commence la France libre"? Ironies of the Liberation, 1944–5.'

A. KAHAN, Florida
22 Feb.: `Endings and beginnings: political discourse in nineteenth-century France.'

L. JAUME, Institut d'Études Politiques, Paris
29 Feb.: `Comment sortir de l'Empire?'

S. AUDOIN ROUZEAU, Université de Picardie Jules-Verne
7 Mar.: `Pour une histoire du combat aux dix- neuvième et vingtième siècles.'

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French Language-World Literature Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Maison Française.

D. SAINT-JACQUES, Université de Laval, Québec
25 Jan.: `Mondialisation et littérature nationale: le cas du Québec.'

D. MAGETTI, Lausanne
15 Feb.: `La littérature de langue française en Suisse.'

P.-P. FRAITURE, Oxford Brookes
29 Feb.: `Colonialisme et littérature en Belgique francophone.'

C. BRITTON, Aberdeen
7 Mar.: `Split personalities in the works of Fanon and Glissant.'

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Other lectures

The following lectures will be given at 5.15 p.m. on the days shown in the Maison Française (unless indicated otherwise).

J.-C. COLLIARD, Université de Paris I, member of the Conseil Constitutionnel
Fri. 28 Jan.: `Une institution politique majeure: le Conseil Constitutionnel.'

J. RANCIÈRE, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris
Thur. 10 Feb.: `Politics and police.'

E. TERRAY, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris
Thur. 17 Feb., 8 p.m.: `La politique contre la loi.'

P. CLAVAL, Université de Paris IV-Sorbonne
Tue. 22 Feb., 4.30 p.m., School of Geography: to be announced.

N. QUESTIAUX, former Minister and member of the Conseil d'État
Thur. 9 Mar.: `Living up to equality: principles and practice as seen by women in the French Conseil d'État.'

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Debates

The following debates will be held at 8 p.m. on the days shown in the Maison Française.

G. GRUNBERG, CNRS and CEVIPOF, and S. HAZAREESINGH
Thur. 10 Feb.: `Le socialisme français face au 21e siècle.'

P. CLAVAL, Université de Paris IV-Sorbonne, and PROFESSOR CERI PEACH
Tue. 22 Feb.: `Les relations franco-brittaniques en géographie: une entente cordiale?'

D. BENSAÏD, Université de Paris VIII, and S. BUDGEN, Cambridge
Thur. 24 Feb.: `A new radicalism in French political philosophy.'

A. BADIOU, Université de Paris VIII, and E. KOUVELAKIS, Wolverhampton
Thur. 2 Mar.: `What is a political truth?' and `Politics and its limits.'

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Other meetings


Fri. 3 Mar., 8 p.m.: `Club or federation? The European Union after enlargement.' (European Movement conference.)

Fri. 10 Mar.–Sun. 12 Mar., St Antony's College: `Anthropology and Africa: a cross-colonial investigation, 1880–1960.' (Colloquium: Maison Française, African Studies Programme, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology. Please book in advance: Nathalie Jas (n_jas@hotmail.com) or Helen Denham (tel.: Oxford 274609, e- mail: helen.denham@history.ox.ac.uk).)

Sat. 11 Mar., 10 a.m.–4 p.m., St Hugh's College: `Dix-septième siècle et traduction.' (Translation Research in Oxford meeting. Please book in advance: Edith McMorran, St Hugh's College (tel.: Oxford 274996).)

Fri. 31 Mar.–Sat. 1 Apr.: `Histoire et anthropologie de l'Islam méditerranéen: Lucette Valensi à l'oeuvre.' (Colloquium.)

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NISSAN INSTITUTE OF JAPANESE STUDIES

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Lecture Theatre, the Nissan Institute.

PROFESSOR MASANORI NAKAMURA, Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo 25 Jan.: `From Taishô democracy to militarist transformation: Japan in the inter-war period.' (In Japanese, with an English summary distributed)

PROFESSOR MEGUME SUTÔ, Chûô University, Tokyo
1 Feb.: Japanese corporate governance in transition: some new developments.'

PROFESSOR NAOTO NONAKA, Gakushûin University, Tokyo
8 Feb.: `Politicians, bureaucrats, and policy- making: the system, stability, and change.'

P. HILL, Stirling
15 Feb.: `Botaihô: Japanese organised crime and measures to combat it in the 1990s.'

DR HIROSHI HOSHI, School of Oriental and African Studies, London
22 Feb.: `Complex predicate formation in Japanese: a (non-) configurational analysis.'

DR I. STANDISH, School of Oriental and African Studies, London
29 Feb.: `Myth and masculinity in the Japanese cinema' (with video clips).

DR L. CONNORS, School of Oriental and African Studies, London
7 Mar.: `Stepping forward or stumbling? The politics of administrative reform in Japan.'

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QUEEN ELIZABETH HOUSE

Contemporary South Asia Seminar

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

Conveners: Dr Nandini Gooptu, Dr Judith Heyer, and Professor Barbara Harriss-White.

G. GANGOLI, LSE
20 Jan.: `Legal discourses around prostitution in India: state and feminist perspectives.'

N. HOSSAIN, IDS, Sussex
27 Jan.: `Suspicion and support: NGOs and Bangladeshi élite discourses of poverty.'

A. WYATT, Bristol
3 Feb.: `Economic globalisation and the Indian state.'

M. LAU, SOAS
10 Feb.: `About the role of law in a lawless state: the example of Pakistan.'

C. WATT, Cambridge
17 Feb.: `Voluntarism, associational cultures, and civil society in India, 1900–20 and beyond.'

A. MCMILLAN
24 Feb.: `BJP or NDA? Patterns of voting in recent elections in India.'

A. SENGUPTA
2 Mar.: `Embedded or stuck?: the study of social embeddedness, state capacity, and formal and informal institutional structures in the Indian state.'

S. BOSE, LSe
9 Mar.: `Breaking the deadlock: an alternative approach to Kashmir.'

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SAÏD BUSINESS SCHOOL

SBS–SKOPE seminars: employment, work, and strategy

The following seminars will be held at 5.15 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Saïd Business School, 59 George Street.

Further information may be obtained from Elaine Durham, Saïd Business School, 59 George Street, Oxford OX1 2BE (telephone: Oxford (2)88650, e-mail: elaine.durham@sbs.ox.ac.uk).

Conveners: Owen Darbishire (Saïd Business School), Ken Mayhew (SKOPE), and Mari Sako (Saïd Business School).

DR P. RYAN, Cambridge
25 Jan.: `Decentralisation and derecognition in employment relationships.'

DR H. STEEDMAN, LSE
1 Feb.: `International comparisons of quality in higher education: engineering and computer science.'

PROFESSOR D. MARSDEN, LSE
8 Feb.: `A theory of employment systems.'

DR M.F. O'CREEVY, Open University, and PROFESSOR S. WOOD, Sheffield
15 Feb.: `Evaluating European employee relations practices: involvement, fairness, and performance.'

PROFESSOR M. TERRY, Warwick Business School
22 Feb.: to be announced.

PROFESSOR S. WOOD, Sheffield Business School, DR L. DE MENEZES, Goldsmiths' College, London, and DR A. LASAOSA, LSE
29 Feb.: `Human resource management and performance: evidence from WERS 1998.'

PROFESSOR C. CROUCH, European University Institute
7 Mar.: to be announced.

PROFESSOR J. LIEBESKIND
16 Mar.: `Ownership, control, and incentives in new biotechnology firms.'

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Oxford Financial Research Centre Workshops

The Oxford Financial Research Centre (OFRC) will be running two workshops in finance during Hilary Term. The workshop on 4 February will be devoted to an overview of opportunities for undertaking postgraduate research in finance in the University. The workshop on 3 March will be an opportunity for postgraduate students and faculty in any department of the University to present papers in finance. The workshops will take place in the Saïd Business School's Seminar Room, 59 George Street.

Any member of the University interested in attending the workshops or presenting a paper should contact Elaine Durham, Saïd Business School, 59 George Street, Oxford OX1 2BE (telephone: Oxford (2)88650, e-mail: elaine.durham@sbs.ox.ac.uk).

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CENTRE FOR SOCIO-LEGAL STUDIES

The interplay between informal practices and the state law in post-Communist countries

The following seminars will take place at 5 p.m. on the days shown. Unless indicated otherwise, they will take place on Tuesdays in the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies.

Convener: Dr Marina Kurkchiyan, North Fellow, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies and Keble College.

PROFESSOR M. LIGHT, LSE
25 Jan.: `Can democratic law be successfully exported? Some evidence from ten years of election observation in Russia and Ukraine.'

DR T. GINSBURG, Legal Adviser, Iran–USA Claims Tribunal, The Hague
1 Feb.: `Comparative administrative procedure: evidence from East Asia and implications for post-Communist reforms.'

PROFESSOR E. BARKER, LSE
8 Feb.: `Controlling freedoms: the fate of alternative religions in post-Communist societies.'

DR KURKCHIYAN
Thur. 10 Feb., Examination Schools: `The illegitimacy of law in post-Communist societies: an internal point of view.' (North Lecture)

DR N. MACFARLANE
15 Feb.: `Culture, politics, and the rule of law in the Caucasus.'

DR S. AKINER, SOAS
22 Feb.: `Law and society in central Asia.'

DR S. ASHWIN, LSE
29 Feb.: `The regulation of the employment relationship in Russia: the Soviet legacy.'

DR B. ROZUMILOWICZ
7 Mar.: `Media law in transition: formal frameworks and actual practices in Poland, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.'

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WELLCOME UNIT FOR THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE

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.

Conveners: M.J. Dobson, MA, D.Phil., Acting Director, the Wellcome Unit, and S. Harper, D.Phil., Research Associate, the Wellcome Unit.

DR R. FERGUSON, Caledonian University, Glasgow
24 Jan.: `Autonomy, tension, and trade-off: attitudes to district nursing.'

DR S. ANDERSON, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
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 practices 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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NGOs, international organisations, and tropical health and medicine (workshop series)

The following workshops will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Wellcome Unit.

Conveners: O. Barrow (Ph.D. London), Research Fellow, the Wellcome Unit, and M. Jennings, BA, D.Phil., Research Officer, the Wellcome Unit.

DR C. NEVILL and DR S. COLLINS
1 Feb.:
(C.N.) `The history of AMREF.'
(S.C.) `Emergency relief and practice: improving professional standards.'

PROFESSOR P. WEINDLING and DR M. BLACK
15 Feb.:
(P.W.) `German representation in the League of Nations health organisations: the role of the malariologist, Bernard Nocht.'
(M.B.) `The history of UNICEF.'

DR D. ANDERSON and DR A. KLEIN
29 Feb.: `Doing drugs in Africa and dealing with the data.'

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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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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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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Asian Studies Centre

Special Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 2.30 p.m. on the days shown in the Clock Room, St Antony's College.

R. MYERS, Stanford
17 Feb.: `The divided China problem: an essay in conflict avoidance.'

MING-KUAN LEE, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
22 Feb.: `Status, class, and citizenship: stratification and inequality in China's transition from socialism.'

I. BURUMA
29 Feb.: `Opposition and dissent in Chinese communities: a critical comparative assessment.'

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European Studies Centre

Balkan history and politics

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the seminar room, 70 Woodstock Road.

Convener: R. Clogg, MA, Senior Research Fellow, St Antony's College.

V. KARIDIS, BBC Greek Service
25 Jan.: `The Greek merchants of southern Russia, 1774–1861.'

DR D. LIVANIOS, Cambridge
1 Feb.: `Christian Ottoman princes: the loyalties of Alexander and Nicholas Mavrocordatos, 1664–1730.'

SIR MICHAEL LLEWELLYN SMITH, formerly HM Ambassador in Athens
15 Feb.: `Greece, Britain, and Europe: a current perspective.'

DR E. GINIO
22 Feb.: `Aspects of conversion to Islam in eighteenth-century Salonica: the evidence of the court registers.'

PROFESSOR N. DIAMANDOUROS, Greek Ombudsman
29 Feb.: `Prospects for democracy in south-east Europe.'

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ST HUGH'S COLLEGE

Henry Rowlatt Bickley Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR ROGER PARKER, Professor of Music, University of 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

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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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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