Lectures

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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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WEIDENFELD VISITING PROFESSOR OF EUROPEAN COMPARATIVE LITERATURE 1999–2000

Literature and the gods

ROBERTO CALASSO will deliver this series of lectures at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays of first, second, third, and fourth weeks of Trinity Term, in the Examination Schools.

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HALLEY LECTURE 2000

PROFESSOR SIR ALAN COOK, FRS, formerly Master of Selwyn College and Emeritus Professor of Natural Philosophy, Cambridge, will deliver the Halley Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 16 May. The venue will be announced later.

Subject: `Edmond Halley and the magnetic field of the Earth.'

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CHERWELL–SIMON LECTURE 2000

PROFESSOR FRANCIS HALZEN, Director, Institute for Elementary Particle Physics Research, University of Wisconsin—Madison, will deliver the Cherwell–Simon Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Friday, 9 June. The venue will be announced later.

Subject: `Neutrino astronomy: Antarctic dreams.'

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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

Oxford Seminars in Cartography

RALPH HYDE, London Guildhall Library, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 25 May, in the School of Geography.

Subject: `Parish maps of London, 1686–1900: recording an overlooked source.'

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CLINICAL MEDICINE

Oxford Clinical Neurosciences Lectures

The following lectures will be given at 11.30 a.m. on Fridays in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

DR A. ZEMAN, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh
12 May: `Consciousness.'

PROFESSOR A.J. THOMPSON, Institute of Neurology
9 June: `Neurorehabilitation in MS: does it work?'

DR R. KNIGHT, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh
14 July: `Update on CJD.'

DR J. MORROW, Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast
15 Sept.: `Epilepsy, drugs, and pregnancy.'

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Oxford Eye Hospital: Oxford teaching programme

The following lectures will be given on Mondyas. Unless otherwise indicated, they will take place in the Lecture Theatre, the Oxford Eye Hospital, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

Convener: A.J. Bron, MA, Clinical Professor and Margaret Ogilvie's Reader in Ophthalmology.

27 March

DR P. FRITH
2 p.m.: Fluorescein angiogram teaching.

MISS H. WICKS
2.30 p.m.: Orthoptic case presentation.

DR B. MCDONALD
3.45 p.m.: Neuropathology.

3 April

DR P. FRITH
2 p.m.: Fluorescein angiogram teaching.

MR K. IKRAM
2.30 p.m.: Presentation.

MR J. ELSTON
3.45 p.m.: Neuro-ophthalmology.

10 April

DR P. FRITH
2 p.m.: Fluorescein angiogram teaching.

MR J. ELSTON
2.30 p.m., Radiology Department, Radcliffe Infirmary: Neuroradiology.

V. MEHTA
3.45 p.m.: Orthoptic Hess Charts.

17 April

DR P. FRITH
2 p.m.: Fluorescein angiogram teaching.

Orthoptics Department, Oxford Eye Hospital
2.30 p.m.: Presentation.

MR R. MALHOTRA
3.45 p.m: Presentation.

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Uterine Contractility Symposium

This symposium will be held from 9.30 a.m. on Wednesday, 3 May, in the Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, the John Radcliffe Hospital. Further information may be be obtained from Dr Andrés López Bernal (telephone: Oxford 220982, e-mail: alb@ermine.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR S. THORNTON, Warwick
10 a.m.: `Oxytocin antagonists for toxolysis: clinical and scientific considerations.'

PROFESSOR S. WRAY, Liverpool
10.30 a.m.: `Physiological basis of contractility.'

DR E. LINTON
11.30 a.m.: `CRH and parturition.'

DR N. EUROPE-FINNER, Newcastle
12 noon: `Expression of CREB, CREM, and AFT Cyclic AMP Transcription Factors in the human myometrium during pregnancy and labour.'

DR R. TRIBE, St Thomas's Hospital, London
2 p.m.: `Calcium signalling in myometrial cells.'

DR M. TAGGART, Manchester
2.30 p.m.: `Caves, stores, and asphyxiation: E–C coupling in the myometrium.'

DR R. KHAN, Nottingham
3 p.m.: `Potassium channels in the human myometrium.'

PROFESSOR R. IVELL, Hamburg
3.30 p.m.: `Oxytocin receptor gene regulation.'

PROFESSOR B. SANBORN, Texas at Houston
5 p.m.: `Hormones and calcium; mechanisms controlling uterine contractile activity.' (Litchfield Lecture)

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MODERN HISTORY

Special Faculty Lecture

PROFESSOR I. KERSHAW, Sheffield, will deliver the annual Special Faculty Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 5 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Why did Nazi radicalism not subside?'

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PHYSICAL SCIENCES

PROFESSOR HANS FRAUENFELDER, Los Alamos National Laboratory, will lecture at 2.15 p.m. on the following days in the NAPL Lecture Theatre.

Mon. 3 Apr.: `The energy landscape and dynamics of proteins.'

Tue. 4 Apr.: `Myoglobin is an allosteric enzyme.'

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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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CENTRE FOR BRAZILIAN STUDIES

Annual Conference

Brazil 1500–2000: Part I, Government, Economy, Society, and Politics

The conference will be held on 3–4 April in St Antony's College. Part II, `Culture and National Identity', will be held in March/April 2001.

Further details, and registration information, may be obtained from the Centre (telephone: Oxford 554026, fax: 554030).

Monday, 3 April

Session I, Colonial Brazil (10.15 a.m.–12.45 p.m.)

PROFESSOR S. SCHWARTZ, Yale: `Economy.'

PROFESSOR A. WEHLING, IHGB, Rio de Janeiro: `Administration.'

DR J. MONTEIRO, UNICAMP, Campinas: `Indians/frontier.'

DR S. D. CASTRO FARIA, UFF, Niteroi: `Slave economy/society.'


Session II, Nineteenth-/twentieth-century Brazil: state- building (2–3.30 p.m.)

DR L. SCHWARCZ, USP, Sao Paulo: `Empire.'

PROFESSOR R. LESSA, IUPERJ, Rio de Janeiro: `Republic.'


Session III, Nineteenth-/twentieth-century Brazil: economy (4–6 p.m.)

PROFESSOR S. TOPIK, California–Irvine: `1830–1930 (coffee).'

PROFESSOR W. SUZIGAN, UNICAMP, Campinas: `1830–1930 (industry).'

PROFESSOR MARCELO DE PAIVA ABREU, PUC, Rio de Janeiro: `1930–c.1980.'


Tuesday, 4 April

Session IV, Nineteenth-/twentieth-century Brazil: society (10 a.m.–12.30 p.m.)

PROFESSOR L.F. ALENCASTRO, UNICAMP, Campinas/Paris: `Slave to free labour/post-abolition race relations.'

PROFESSOR B. FAUSTO, USP, Sao Paulo: `Immigration/ethnicity/labour.'

Speaker to be announced: `Social policy since 1930.'

DR N. DO VALLE SILVA, IUPERJ, Rio de Janeiro: `Social structure and social change since 1930.'


Session V, Nineteenth-/twentieth-century Brazil: politics (2–4 p.m.)

PROFESSOR W.G. DOS SANTOS, IUPERJ, Rio de Janeiro: `The liberal tradition.'

PROFESSOR J. MURILO DE CARVALHO, UFRJ, Rio de Janeiro: `The conservative tradition.'

PROFESSOR L. BETHELL: `The left.'


Session VI, round table on contemporary Brazil: legacies of the past and future alternatives (4.30–6.30 p.m.)

The following will participate in the discussion: Professor Marcelo de Paiva Abreu; Professor Boris Fausto; Professor Rogerio Werneck (PUC, Rio de Janeiro); Professor Jose Murilo de Carvalho; Professor Wanderley G. dos Santos; and Professor Simon Schwartzmann (IBGE, Rio de Janeiro).

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STANDING COMMITTEE FOR THE M.ST. IN WOMEN'S STUDIES

Annual Women's Studies Lecture

PROFESSOR T. LAQUEUR, Berkeley, will deliver the annual Women's Studies Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 26 May, in the Auditorium, St John's College.

Subject: `1712 in the history of sexuality and subjectivity.'

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EXETER COLLEGE

Marett Memorial Lecture

DR P. VITEBSKY, Assistant Director of Research, the Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge, will deliver the Marett Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 5 May, in the Saskatchewan Lecture Room, Exeter College. The subject of the lecture will be announced later.

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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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ST EDMUND HALL

Philip Geddes Memorial Lecture

JEREMY PAXMAN will deliver the Philip Geddes Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 5 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Surviving spin.'

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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 cDon Carlos\.'

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Becket Institute

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Becket Institute, St Hugh's College.

DR J. ANDERSON
3 May: `National churches in time of change: the search for recognition in comparative perspective.'

DR A. O'MAHONEY, Heythrop College, University of London
10 May: `The Copts, politics, and Muslim–Christian relations in modern Egypt.'

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FRIENDS OF THE PITT RIVERS MUSEUM

The following lectures will be given as shown. Visitors are welcome to attend, but are requested to make a contribution of £2 to the Friend's Purchasing Fund.

DR I. FINKEL, Assistant Keeper, Department of Western Asiatic Antiquities, British Museum
Wed. 17 May, Inorganic Chemistry Lecture Theatre, 7 p.m.: `Tales of the unexpected: board games ancient and modern.'

J. GILLOW, author and lecturer
Wed. 14 June, Pitt Rivers Research Centre (64 Banbury Road), 6 p.m.: `Hill tribes of south-western China.'

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