Lectures

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INAUGURAL LECTURES

Savilian Professor of Astronomy

PROFESSOR JOSEPH SILK will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 29 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `The infinite universe.'

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John M. Olin Visiting Professor of American Government

PROFESSOR J.W. CEASER will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 29 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Towards a new public philosophy in the United States.'

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ROMANES LECTURE 1999

THE RT. HON. TONY BLAIR, Prime Minister, will deliver the Romanes Lecture at 5.45 p.m. on Thursday, 2 December, in the Sheldonian Theatre.

Tickets may be obtained, on proof of identity, from the Sheldonian Theatre between 10 a.m. and 12 noon on weekdays from Thursday, 25 November.

Subject: `Education and human capital in the next century.'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Graduate Seminars in Spanish and Romance Linguistics

DR I. ROCA, Essex, will lecture at a joint meeting of the seminars at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 25 November, in 47 Wellington Square.

Subject: `Gender in Spanish and other Romance languages.'

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MODERN HISTORY, SOCIAL STUDIES

PROFESSOR J. PATTERSON, Brown University, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 30 November, in the Clay Room, Nuffield College.

Subject: `Substance and structure in American political history, 1930–80.'


PROFESSOR B. SHAFER will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 1 December, in the Chester Room, Nuffield College.

Subject: `Substance and structure in American political history, 1955–2000.'

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MODERN HISTORY, THEOLOGY, AND INTERFACULTY COMMITTEE FOR SOUTH ASIAN STUDIES

MARK TULLY, broadcaster and author, will give a series of lectures and seminars as follows. For the seminar at Balliol College on 30 November, those attending from outside Balliol should telephone the Master's Secretary, (2)77711, to check that there is space.

Tue. 30 Nov., Schools, 2 p.m.: `The East–West person.'

Tue. 30 Nov., Balliol, 5 p.m. (seminar): `Observing India's democracy.'

Wed. 1 Dec., Schools, 2 p.m.: `East–West society.'

Thur. 2 Dec., Schools, 2 p.m. (seminar): `Bridging the East–West divide.'

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INSTITUTE FOR CHINESE STUDIES, CENTRE FOR MODERN CHINESE STUDIES, AND PHILOSOPHY SUMMER SCHOOL IN CHINA (CHINA, BRITAIN, AUSTRALIA)

Chinese Philosophy Symposia

This symposium will be held on Wednesday, 1 December, in Room 206, the Institute for Chinese Studies.

YANG XIAO, Institute for European Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
2.30 p.m.: `Culturing neo-realism.' (Respondent: Dr Karma Nabulsi, Nuffield College.)

PROFESSOR LU FENG, Hunan Normal University
3.50 p.m.: `Confucianism and modernisation.' (Respondent: Associate Professor Julia Tao, City University of Hong Kong.)

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

H.E. SHAIKH HAMAD BIN JASSIM AL-THANI, Minister of Foreign Affairs, the State of Qatar, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 3 December, in Rhodes House.

Subject: `Islam, the Arabs, and the West: a dialogue for the new millennium.'

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MAISON FRANÇAISE

Early Modern Research Seminar in French Literature and Culture

Amended notice

HÉLÈNE MERLIN, Université de Paris III-Sorbonne Nouvelle, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 25 November, in the Maison Française. This replaces previous notices in which the date of the lecture is given as 26 November.

Subject: `La question des origines de la nation. Problèmes de langue et de politique au dix-septième siècle.'

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RUSKIN SCHOOL OF DRAWING AND FINE ART

DAVID ROKEBY, Canadian artist, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 29 November, in the Examination Schools. The lecture is presented by the Laboratory at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art and DA2 Digital Arts Development Agency, and supported by the Canadian High Commission, the National Lottery through the Arts Council of England, and Southern Arts.

Subject: `Perceptual filters and reality browsers.'

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SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL

Oxford Financial Research Centre: workshops

The Oxford Financial Research Centre (OFRC) will be running two workshops in finance during Michaelmas Term. The workshops are designed to give postgraduate students and faculty in any department of the University the opportunity of presenting papers in finance. The workshops will take place on 29 October and 26 November at the Said Business School, Research Information Centre, 59 George Street. Those interested in presenting a paper, or just attending the workshops, should contact Elaine Durham at the Said Business School (e-mail: elaine.durham@sbs.ox.ac.uk, telephone: (2)88650).

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CENTRE FOR SOCIO-LEGAL STUDIES

Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy

DAVID ELSTEIN, Chief Executive, Channel 5, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 25 November, in University College.

Subject: `The Davies Report and the future of the BBC.'

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UNIVERSITY MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY

MARK TENNANT will lecture at 3 p.m. on Sunday, 28 November, in the University Museum of Natural History, Parks Road. The lecture is suitable for all ages. Admission is free.

Subject: `South African predators.'

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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 CATHERINE'S COLLEGE

Alan Tayler Lecture

PROFESSOR H. HUPPERT, Director, Institute for Theoretical Geophysics, University of Cambridge, will deliver the Alan Tayler Lecture in mathematics and its application at 5 p.m. on Monday, 29 November, in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College. The lecture is sponsored by the Smith Group Ltd.

Subject: `Explosive volcanism: extreme mechanics.'

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OXFORD BIBLIOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY

DR D. ZANCANI will lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Thursday, 2 December, in the Taylor Institution.

Subject: `Paget Toynbee and his Dante collection.'

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ASSOCIATION FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING (OXFORD BRANCH)

Oxford Science Lecture Series

DR JENNY CORY, NERC Institute of Virology and Environmental Microbiology, will lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 2 December, in the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Parks Road.

This lecture is open to the public. Tickets (including refreshments) cost £1.50. Tickets will be available at the door but please book by contacting Dr Cathy Hobbs (e-mail: cahobbs@brookes.ac.uk, telephone: Oxford 483686).

These lectures are sponsored by Oxford University Museum of Natural History.

Subject: `Environmentally acceptable insecticides: are GMOs an option?'

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