Lectures

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INAUGURAL LECTURE

Goldsmiths' Professor of English Literature

PROFESSOR HERMIONE LEE will deliver her inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 21 October, in Lecture Room 2, the St Cross Building. The Vice-Chancellor will be present.

Subject: `Reading in bed.'

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PROFESSOR OF POETRY

Inaugural Lecture and other lectures

The end of the poem

PROFESSOR PAUL MULDOON will lecture at 5 p.m. on the following Tuesdays, in the Examination Schools.

2 Nov.: `The end of the poem: "All Souls' Night" by W.B. Yeats.' (Inaugural Lecture)

25 Jan.: `The end of the poem: "The Literary Life" by Ted Hughes.'

2 May: `The end of the poem: "The Mountain" by Robert Frost.'

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ANTHROPOLOGY AND GEOGRAPHY

School of Geography: Centenary Lectures

The following lectures will be given in the School of Geography as part of the continuing celebration of the school's centenary in 1999. The lectures will take place at 5 p.m. on Fridays.

C.J. COUSINS, Chief Planning Officer, Oxfordshire County Council
15 Oct.: `The planning of Oxfordshire in the twenty-first century.'

DR H. LAWTON SMITH
22 Oct.: `High-tech industry in Oxfordshire: a success story?'

N. LAMBERT, RSPB
29 Oct.: `Otmoor and the RSPB nature reserve.'

J.G. WALLACE
5 Nov.: `Two hundred years of Oxford weather watching.'

DR A.G. PARKER, Oxford Brookes
12 Nov.: `The vegetation history of the Oxford region: 15,000 years to the present.'

PROFESSOR W.P. BRADSHAW
19 Nov.: `Transport policy in Oxford: 1899 to the present.' (Discussant: Dr J.M. Preston)

DR D.I. SCARGILL
26 Nov.: `Oxford, 1899–1999.'

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CLINICAL MEDICINE

Department of Psychiatry

The following lectures will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Seminar Room, the Department of Psychiatry, the Warneford Hospital.

Convener: G. Goodwin, MA, Handley Professor of Psychiatry.

PROFESSOR R. KERWIN, Institute of Psychiatry, London
26 Oct.: `Pharmacogenetics—from molecule to money.'

PROFESSOR A. MANN, Institute of Psychiatry, London
2 Nov.: `Epidemiological research in personality disorder—is Cinderella ready for the ball?'

PROFESSOR I.N. FERRIER, Newcastle
23 Nov.: `The search for the wandering thymostat—recent research in bipolar disorder.'

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Institute of Health Sciences

The following research seminars will be held at 12.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Institute of Health Sciences, Old Road, Headington.

Conveners: Jon Emery and Premila Webster.

E. WATERS, Health Services Research Unit
30 Sept.: `Measurement of child health status.'

DR N.A. HOLTZMAN, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore
7 Oct.: `The role of primary care practitioners in the deliver of genetic services.' (IHS Guest Lecture)

J. EVANS, Health Services Research Unit
14 Oct.: `What role does damp housing play in adult ill health?'

DR A. FARMER, Health Services Research Unit
21 Oct.: `Predictors of health related anxiety following testing of type II diabetes.'

C. DAVEY, CRC Primary Care Education Research Group
28 Oct.: `Issues in community education about inherited conditions and genetics.'

Three members of the IHS
4 Nov.: Presentation of current research at the IHS.

DR M. THOROGOOD, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
11 Nov.: `Oral contraceptives and tobacco: comparative cardiovascular risks in young women.' (IHS Guest Lecture)

DR M. BOULTON, Brookes University
18 Nov.: `Managing children with HIV in general practice.' (IHS Guest Lecture)

DR M. RAATS, Health Care Epidemiology
25 Nov.: `Development and evaluation of the HEA's folic acid campaign.'

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CLINICAL MEDICINE, PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on the following Thursdays in the Lecture Theatre, the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology.

Convener: H. Waldmann, BM, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Pathology.

PROFESSOR A. BIRD, Edinburgh
14 Oct.: `Interpretation of the DNA methylation signal by methyl CpG binding proteins.'

PROFESSOR C. LEAVER
21 Oct.: `Genetically modified plants and human health.'

DR M. CLARK, Cambridge
28 Oct.: `Antibody engineering of human IgC not just for clinical applications.'

PROFESSOR D. MASON
4 Nov.: `The third function of the thymus.'

DR J. FRAMPTON
18 Nov.: `c-Myb: an essential transcriptional regulator in haemopoietic progenitors.'

M. DILLINGHAM
25 Nov.: `The worm has turned. Structure and mechanism of DNA helicases.'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Graduate seminar in Spanish Studies

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Taylor Institution.

Conveners: I.D.L. Michael, MA, King Alfonso XIII Professor of Spanish Studies, and C.H. Griffin, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in Latin American Literature.

E. SOUTHWORTH
12 Oct.: `Love, art, and religion in Galdós's Tristana.'

N. CAPDEVILA-ARGÜELLES
2 Nov.: `Bildungsroman literario y transgenérico de la voz de Nuria Amat: viaje al "estado de novela".'

M. TOLEDO-VIGUERA 9 Nov.: `Post-Cold War Cuba and the narrative of the 1990s.' DR M. SMALLMAN
16 Nov.: `Almudena Grandes' novel Malena es un nombre de tango.'

DR D. FLITTER, Birmingham
23 Nov.: `Imagining Spain: romantic aesthetics, casticistica ideology, and the construction of a nation.'

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DEPARTMENT OF MATERIALS

Hume-Rothery Memorial Lecture 1999

PROFESSOR R. CAHN, Cambridge, will deliver the Hume-Rothery Memorial Lecture at 6.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 19 October, in the Nuclear Physics Lecture Theatre. The lecture will discuss intermetallic compounds in the context of Professor Hume-Rothery's concern with phase equilibria of such compounds.

Subject: `Intermetallics: some venerable issues revisited.'

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CENTRE FOR SOCIO-LEGAL STUDIES

Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies. Details of the meetings in fourth and fifth weeks will be announced later.

PROFESSOR P. KRUG, Oklahoma
14 Oct.: `Close encounters of the fourth estate: the First Amendment meets article 10 of the European Human Rights Convention in Central and Eastern Europe.'

PROFESSOR B. HOLZNAGEL, Münster
21 Oct.: `Technological transitions and digital gateway regulation in Germany.'

PROFESSOR M. PRICE and S.G. VERHULST
28 Oct.: `Self-regulation and the Internet: a conceptual analysis.'

F. RUSSO, IBM UK Ltd.
18 Nov.: `Obstacles to modernising public sector information structures in transition societies.'

M. MARCH, Sony Television, Hong Kong
25 Nov.: `The multinational media corporations in Asia.'

PROFESSOR D. MCQUAIL
2 Dec.: `Conceptual analysis of media accountability.'

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WELLCOME UNIT FOR THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE

The year 1000: medicine and disease at the turn of the last millennium

The following seminars will be given at 4 p.m. on Mondays in the Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 47 Banbury Road.

Conveners: Dr Emilie Savage-Smith and Mr Peregrine Horden.

MR HORDEN
11 Oct.: `Millennium Bug: plagues and peoples c.1000 AD.'

K.-D. FISCHER, Medizinhistorisches Institut, Mainz
18 Oct.: `Dr Monk's medical digest—a therapeutic manual in the early Middle Ages.'

F. WALLIS, McGill
25 Oct.: `Diagnosis by pulse and urine in tenth- century Europe.'

A. MEANEY, Cambridge
1 Nov.: `Medical practice in late Anglo-Saxon England.'

C. PILSWORTH, Manchester
8 Nov.: `Miracles and medicine in Italy at the end of the first millennium.'

D. BENNETT, Royal Holloway College, London
15 Nov.: `Medical practice and manuscripts in Byzantium.'

C. ALVAREZ-MILLAN, Madrid
22 Nov.: `Practice v. theory: tenth- century medical case histories from the Islamic Near East.'

DR SAVAGE-SMITH
29 Nov.: `The practice of surgery in Islamic lands: mythology and reality.'

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GREEN COLLEGE

Radcliffe Lecture 1999

DR GEOFFREY TYACK, Director, Stanford University Centre in Oxford, will deliver the Radcliffe Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 30 September, in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

Subject: `The Radcliffe Observatory and neo-classical architecture in Oxford.'

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ST CATHERINE'S COLLEGE

Sir Patrick Nairne Lecture 1999

PROFESSOR C. FRAYLING, Rector and Vice-Provost, the Royal College of Art, will deliver the Sir Patrick Nairne Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 22 October, in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College. Mr Stephen Farthing, Ruskin Master of Drawing, will be in the chair, and will introduce a discussion in which the audience will be invited to participate.

Subject: `The head, the heart, and the hand: the education of the artist and designer.'

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FRIENDS OF THE BODLEIAN

The following thirty-minute lectures will be given at 1 p.m. on the days shown in the Cecil Jackson Room, the Sheldonian Theatre. All are invited.

Wine and sandwiches will be served after the lectures at a cost of £2.50 per person. Bookings should be made in advance with Mrs P.M. Sturgis, Membership Secretary, Friends of the Bodleian, Bodleian Library, Oxford OX1 3BG (telephone: Oxford (2)77234).

D. VAISEY, Bodley's Librarian Emeritus
Wed. 27 Oct.: `David Alphonso Talboys (1790?–1840), an almost forgotten Oxford bookseller.'

D. KERR, Printed Collections Librarian, Auckland City Libraries
Fri. 26 Nov.: `Sir George Grey, collector and patron of the Antipodes.'

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