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EUROPEAN HUMANITIES RESEARCH CENTRE

The Politics of Opera

This one-day conference will be held on Monday, 3 July, in the Taylor Institution.

All are welcome. There is no registration fee, but those who attend should make their own arrangements for lunch and any accommodation needed.

Those wishing to attend are asked to contact Dr Rosamund Bartlett, European Humanities Research Centre, 76 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6LE (telephone: Oxford (2)84680, fax: (2)84681, e-mail: rosamund.bartlett@european-humanities.oxford.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR M.M. BOWIE, Director of the Centre
9.45 a.m.: Welcome and introduction.

BERNARD WILLIAMS, All Souls College
10 a.m.: `The politics of opera.'

ROSAMUND BARTLETT, EHRC/Birkbeck College, University of London
10.30 a.m.: `Opera at the Sheremetev Serf Theatre (1775--97).'

MICHAEL BURDEN, New College
11.30 a.m.: `Purcell's King Arthur in the eighteenth century.'

CORMAC NEWARK, Cambridge
12 noon: ` "Letters Home": opera and cultural embassy in (and outside) early nineteenth-century France.'

SUZANNE APSDEN, Cambridge, and KAREN HENSON, Christ Church (leading discussion)
12.30 p.m.: Discussion.

LESLIE KEARNEY, Indiana
2.30 p.m.: `Marriage as a social contract in Mussorgsky's Khovanshchina and Wagner's Die Walküre.'

EMANUELE SENICI, Christ Church
3.30 p.m.: `Verdi's Falstaff and an Italian fin-de-siècle.'

ANYA SUSCHITZKY, Merton College (leads discussion)
3.30 p.m.: Discussion.

PATRICK CARNEGY, Wagner scholar and theatre critic
4.30 p.m.: `De-Nazifying Wagner: West versus East German approaches.'

ROGER ALLEN, Wagner scholar (leads discussion)
5 p.m.: Discussion.

The conference will end with a general discussion, 5.30--6 p.m.

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DEPARTMENT OF PRIMARY HEALTH CARE

Litchfield Lecture

PROFESSOR NEAL L. BENOWITZ, Professor of Medicine, Psychiatry, and Biopharmaceutical Science, and Chief, Division of Clinical Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, University of California, San Francisco, will deliver a Litchfield Lecture at 6.15 p.m. on Thursday, 22 June, in Lecture Theatre 2, the John Radcliffe Hospital.

Convener: Dr Michael Murphy, ICRF General Practice Research Group (telephone: Oxford 226759/226929, e-mail: michael.murphy@dplpc.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `The human pharmacology of nicotine: from addiction to public policy.'

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CHRIST CHURCH

Summer Lectures 2000: Looking at the Gospels

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Priory Room, Christ Church.

CANON H. MAYR-HARTING, Regius Professor of History
5 July: `Looking at the Gospels in the year 1000.' (With slides)

CANON J. WEBSTER, Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity
12 July: `Jesus and the Gospel of God (Mark 1:14–25).'

CANON O. O'DONOVAN, Regius Professor of Moral and Pastoral Theology
19 July: `The Sermon on the Mount.'

THE REVD JUSTIN LEWIS-ANTHONY
26 July: `Jesus Christ, movie star.'

CANON K. WARD, Regius Professor of Divinity
2 Aug.: `Can we find the historical Jesus?'

CANON M. PEIRCE, Diocesan Director of Ordinands
9 Aug.: `Miracles and what we make of them.'

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Asian Studies Centre

Special Seminar

DR CHI-CHANG HUNG, DPP member of the ROC parliament, PROFESSOR AN- CHIA WU, former Vice-Chairman of the Mainland Affairs Commission, Taipei, and PROFESSOR WEN-CHENG LIN, National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan, will speak at a special seminar to be held on Wednesday, 28 June, 11.30 a.m.–1 p.m., in the Fellows' Dining Room, St Antony's College.

Subject: `Turning a new leaf? The ROC's mainland policy under Chen Shui-bian.'

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ST JOHN'S COLLEGE

First Robert Penson Lecture

DR MARK LAIRD will deliver the first Robert Penson Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 27 June, in the Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's College. There will be a reception after the lecture, which is open to the general public as well as to members of the University.

Subject: ` "Three yards of serpentine shrubs": St John's and eighteenth-century gardening.'

Robert Penson was the gardener to whose designs St John's gardens were remodelled in the late eighteenth century. The college intends that there will be a Robert Penson Lecture on a theme related to garden history every year at the end of Trinity Term.

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