Lectures

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HUSSEY LECTURE ON THE CHURCH AND THE ARTS

PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER WHITE, formerly Director of the Ashmolean Museum, will deliver the Hussey Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 29 February, in the Ashmolean Lecture Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum.

Subject: `Peter Paul Rubens: an artist in the service of religion.'

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DASTURZADA DR JAL PAVRY MEMORIAL LECTURE 1999–2000

PROFESSOR B. BOCKING, Professor of the Study of Religions, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, will deliver the Dasturzada Dr Jal Pavry Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 2 March, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Ise unveiled? The secret history of the Sun Goddess of Japan.'

Seminar

Professor Bocking will give the following seminar at 10 a.m. on Friday, 3 March, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Three problems in the interpretation of Shinto.'

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GEORGE EASTMAN VISITING PROFESSOR 1999–2000

PROFESSOR M. KARPLUS, Harvard University and Université Louis Pasteur, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 29 February, in the Lecture Theatre, the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory.

Subject: `Proteins: the fourth dimension.'

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CAMERON MACKINTOSH LECTURES

PROFESSOR NICHOLAS HYTNER will talk with Ralph Fiennes at 8.30 p.m. on Friday, 25 February, in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College.

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BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

PROFESSOR JOHN MAYNARD SMITH, School of Biological Sciences, University of Sussex, Weldon Medallist 1998, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Monday, 20 March, in Lecture Theatre A, the Zoology/Psychology Building. Tickets are not required for admission.

Subject: `Game theory and the evolution of animal signals.'

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CLINICAL MEDICINE, PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Norman Heatley Lecture

PROFESSOR PETER KRAMMER, German Cancer Research Institute, Heidelberg, will deliver the eighth Norman Heatley Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Thursday, 16 March, in the Lecture Theatre,the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology.

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

Subject: `CD95 (APO-1/Fas) mediated apoptosis: signalling and disease.'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

DR FRANZ-JOSEF HOLZNAGEL, Cologne, will lecture at 8.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 1 March, in the MTC, Somerville College.

Conveners: S. Coxon, MA, D.Phil., and A.M.V. Suerbaum, MA, University Lecturers in German.

Subject: `Die kleineren Reimpaardichtungen des Strickers—Ein typologisierender Überblick.'

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MODERN HISTORY, SOCIAL STUDIES

Seminar in Economic and Social History

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Chester Room, Nuffield College.

Conveners: P.A. David, MA, Professor of Economics and Economic History, K.J. Humphries, MA, Reader in Economic History, and A. Offer, MA, D.Phil., Reader in Recent Social and Economic History.

J. ERMISCH, Essex
29 Feb.: `Post-war trends and determinants of family formation and dissolution.'

R. ROWTHORN, Cambridge
7 Mar.: `Trends in divorce.'

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PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

University Department of Pharmacology: film-showing

The Channel 4 film Assault on the Mind, portraying patients with Alzheimer's disease, and research carried out by the Oxford Project to Investigage Memory and Ageing (OPTIMA), will be shown on Monday, 13 March, 3–5 p.m., in the Lecture Theatre, the Department of Pharmacology. It will be preceded by a brief introduction from Professor A.D. Smith, Director of OPTIMA, who will answer questions afterwards. Because this is a private showing, without charge, it is essential that application be made in advance for tickets, since the number of places is limited. Tickets may be obtained from Lesley Gibbons (telephone: Oxford (2)71883, e-mail: lesley.gibbons@pharm.ox.ac.uk).

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THEOLOGY

JEANNE ZACHAROV will give a seminar at 1 p.m. on Thursday, 9 March, in the Keston Institute, 4 Park Town.

Convener: K.T. Ware, MA, D.Phil., Spalding Lecturer in Eastern Orthodox Studies.

Subject: `The Russian Orthodox Convent at Shamordino, Kaluga Oblast.'

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INSTITUTE OF SOCIAL AND CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY, INSTITUTE OF ARCHAEOLOGY

DR D.W. PHILLIPSON, Cambridge, will lecture at 2.15 p.m. on Friday, 3 March, in the Pitt Rivers Museum Research Centre (64 Banbury Road).

Subject: `Aksum: an African civilisation in its world contexts.'

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SAÏD BUSINESS SCHOOL

Interdepartmental Finance Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 12.30 p.m. on Fridays 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: Clara Raposo (Saïd Business School), Hyun Shin (Economics), and Sam Howison (Mathematics).

K. NYBORG, London Business School
25 Feb.: `R.&D. capital investments, and financing under repeated moral.'

J. COCCO, London Business School
3 Mar.: to be announced.

V. SAPORTA, Bank of England
10 Mar.: to be announced.


Oxford Financial Research Centre Workshops

The Oxford Financial Research Centre (OFRC) will be running two workshops in finance during Hilary Term. 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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OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

H.E. MR CASSAM UTEEM, President of the Republic of Mauritius, will lecture at 3 p.m. on Friday, 3 March, in the Auditorium, Magdalen College.

Subject: `Multiculturalism: challenges and opportunities—the Mauritian experience.'

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CENTRE FOR SOCIO-LEGAL STUDIES

Amendment to previous announcement

The seminar by DR BEATA ROZUMILOWICZ, on the subject of `Media law in transition: formal frameworks and actual practices in Poland, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan', which was to have been given on 7 March, will now be given on 14 March, at 5 p.m.

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BRASENOSE COLLEGE

Tanner Lectures on Human Values 2000

Rhetorics of value

PROFESSOR GEOFFREY HILL will deliver the Tanner Lectures on Human Values at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Taylor Institution.

Mon. 6 Mar.: `Intrinsic value.'

Tue. 7 Mar.: `Poetry and value.'

Poetry reading: Professor Hill will give a reading from his own verse at 8.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 8 March, in the Auditorium, Magdalen College. He will be introduced by Ruth Padel, who will chair the event.

Entry is via the college gates in Longwall Street, eighty yards from the junction of Longwall Street and High Street. It is expected that the reading will continue for approximately one hour.

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Latin American Centre

Mexican Politics Seminar

DR SOLEDAD LOAEZA, El Colegio de México, will lecture at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, 7 March, in the the Latin American Centre (1 Church Walk).

Subject: `The revolt of the élites in contemporary Mexico.'

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TEMPLETON COLLEGE

PROFESSOR MICHAEL A. CUSUMANO, Sloan School of Management, MIT, will be talking about his book Competing on Internet Time: Lessons from Netscape and its Battle with Microsoft (The Free Press) at 5.15 p.m. on Friday, 25 February, in the Lecture Theatre, Templeton College. Members of the University including MBA students, research students, and members of faculty in the Saïd Business School are invited to attend.

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REGENT'S PARK COLLEGE

Centre for the Study of Christianity and Culture

DR DEREK H. DAVIES, Director, the J.M. Dawson Institute of Church–State Studies, Baylor University, Waco, Texas, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 9 March, in Regent's Park College.

Subject: `Religious freedom and the founding of the United States.'

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OXFORD BIBLIOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY

P.R. QUARRIE will lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Thursday, 2 March, in the Taylor Institution.

Subject: ` "Let's make an auction": books and auctions at Sotheby's yesterday and today.'

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OXFORD MEDIEVAL SOCIETY

DR N. VINCENT, Christ Church College, Canterbury, will lecture at 8.30 p.m. on Thursday, 2 March, in the Old Library, All Souls College. Wine will be served from 8.15 p.m. New members are welcome.

Subject: `King Henry III and the Holy Blood.'

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TRANSLATION RESEARCH IN OXFORD

Translation and the seventeenth century

This meeting will be held on Saturday, 11 March, in St Hugh's College.

Those wishing to attend should register with Edith McMorran, St Hugh's College, Oxford OX2 6LE (telephone: Oxford (2)74996, e-mail: maison@sable.ox.ac.uk). The registration fee is £15 (students £3), with lunch a further £7. Cheques should be made payable to TRIO and sent as soon as possible to Ms McMorran. Lunch, if required, should be booked five days in advance (please specify if vegetarian). A stamped addressed envelope should be sent if a receipt or an accommodation list is required. Minor alterations may be made to the programme.

B. HOEPFFNER
10.15 a.m.: `Traduire Anatomy of Melancholy.'

C. NÉDÉLEC, Paris III
11.15 a.m.: (a) `Problématique de la traduction burlesque: les Anciens; (b) `L'argot langue étrangère.'

A. LEVI
12.15 p.m.: `Translating Pascal.'

V. WORTH, Oxford Brookes
2 p.m.: `Montaigne's Essais: a bilingual text and its translations in the seventeenth century.'

Round-table on Molière, 2.30–4 p.m.:

N. PEACOCK, Glasgow: `Robert Kemp: a paradigmatic translator?'

M. SLATER, London: `Translating Molière into verse.'

M. SORRELL, University of Exeter: `Translation or version? (Le Malade Imaginaire, and Racine: Les Plaideurs).'

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OXFORD ENVIRONMENTAL LIAISON GROUP

Workshop session: the ESRC—research policies and research bids

CHRISTINE MCCULLOCH, a D.Phil. student and a member of Mansfield College, will conduct a workshop at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 1 March, in the Council Room, Mansfield College. Ms McCulloch will explain the ESRC's policies on environmental research, referring to interdisciplinary research sponsored jointly by the Research Council, explaining the system and criteria for judging research applications, and giving some tips about how to improve applications.

The workshop is open to all members of the University. Those interested are asked to inform Anne Maclachlan, Mansfield College (telephone: (2)70886, e-mail: anne.maclachlan@mansf.ox.ac.uk), of their intention to attend.

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