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SPEAKER'S LECTURES IN BIBLICAL STUDIES 1999–2001

Future hope and present reality

ANDREW CHESTER, University Lecturer, the Divinity School, University of Cambridge, will deliver his first series of Speaker's Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following Tuesdays in the Examination Schools.

1 Feb.: `Future hope and the end of time.'

8 Feb.: `Prophecy: true or false?'

15 Feb.: `Land and nation.'

22 Feb.: `Kingdom and Messiah.'

29 Feb.: `Resurrection and transformation.'

7 Mar.: `Paradise restored.'

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CAMERON MACKINTOSH LECTURES

PROFESSOR NICHOLAS HYTNER will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 4 February, in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College.

There will be an open meeting for students connected with drama the following day, Saturday, 5 February (time and venue to be announced).

Subject: `An anti-hauteur view of directing.'

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NEWS INTERNATIONAL VISITING PROFESSOR OF BROADCAST MEDIA

The illusion of information

PROFESSOR ROGER GRAEF will lecture at 6 p.m. on the following days in Green College.

Tue. 1 Feb.: `Secrets of the cutting-room.' (Master-class/workshop)

Tue. 8 Feb.: `Moveable feast: ethics in the media.'

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NORTH LECTURE

DR MARINA KURKCHIYAN, North Fellow, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies and Keble College, will deliver the North Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 10 February, in the Examination Schools. The lecture will be open to the public.

Convener: D.J. Galligan, BCL, MA, Professor of Socio- Legal Studies and Director of the Centre.

Subject: `The illegitimacy of law in post-Communist societies: an internal point of view.'

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ANTHROPOLOGY AND GEOGRAPHY

Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology

Departmental Seminars

The following departmental seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Fridays in 64 Banbury Road.

F. OSELLA, Sussex
28 Jan.: `Narrating modernity: migrants' life histories in Kerala, South India.'

M. BANERJEE, UCL
4 Feb.: ` "Our weapon is the vote": perceptions of democracy in rural West Bengal.'

J. AITCHISON
11 Feb.: `On the origins of language.'

C. MURRAY, Manchester
18 Feb.: `The father, the son, and the holy spirit: biography and historiographics on the Southern African highveld.'

J. TANNER, UCL
25 Feb.: `Nature and culture in comparative art: portraits and society in ancient Greece and imperial China.'

H. MONTGOMERY
3 Mar.: `The return of the white slave trade—myths and metaphors from the end of two centuries.'

R. SEGAL, Lancaster
10 Mar.: `Why for Tylor religion is unscientific.'

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Work-in-progress

The following seminars will be held at 9.30 a.m. on Wednesdays in the Lecture Room, 61 Banbury Road.

K. HANSING
2 Feb.: `Rasta, race, and revolution: transnational connections in 1990s Cuba.'

A. BROWN
23 Feb.: `Negotiated relationships: perspectives on First Nations' museum collections in Britain.'

F. PIEKE
1 Mar.: `A second stage of rural industrialisation? Élite formation and stratification in Taicing (Jiangsu) and Xuanwei (Yunnan).'

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ANTHROPOLOGY AND GEOGRAPHY, SOCIAL STUDIES

Lectures

PROFESSOR D. NEWMAN, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel, will lecture as follows.

Mon. 31 Jan., 4.45 p.m., School of Geography: `Boundary systems in contemporary geopolitics.'

Mon. 31 Jan., 8.15 p.m., Mansfield College: `The political geography of the Israel–Palestinian–Syrian peace process.'

Tue. 1 Feb., 5 p.m., St Antony's College: `The geopolitical impact of West Bank settlements on the Israeli–Palestinian peace process.'

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BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Department of Plant Sciences

The following research talks will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursdays in the Large Lecture Theatre, the Department of Plant Sciences.

Convener: H.G. Dickinson, MA, Sherardian Professor of Botany.

DR D. BAULCOMBE, Sainsbury Laboratory, John Innes Centre
27 Jan.: `Gene silencing in plants: antiviral defence that can be exploited for gene discovery.'

DR J. PANNELL
3 Feb.: `Persisting in metapopulation: sex allocation and the maintenance of genetic diversity.'

DR J. IRWIN, John Innes Centre
10 Feb.: `Using genetic modification in Brassicas—science facts, not science fiction.'

DR R. SCOTT, Bath
17 Feb.: `The nature of sexuality and its utility in Arabidopsis and other plants.'

DR V. DE LORENZO, Centro Nacional de Biotecnologia, Madrid
24 Feb.: `How Pseudomonas putida sense that there is toluene out there: transcriptional regulation and co- regulation of sigma-54 promoters of the TOL plasmid.'

DR M. FRICKER and N. WHITE
2 Mar.: `Opportunities offered by new and established imaging technologies; multiphoton confocal microscopy.' (Imagefest 1)

DR N. BATTEY, Reading
9 Mar.: `The regulation of flowering in space and time.'

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CLINICAL MEDICINE

Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Mondays in the library, the Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology.

DR I. COMAISH, Nottingham Eye Hospital
7 Feb.: `Vigabatrin-associated retinopathy—unexpected serendipity.'

DR G. CHIDLOW
14 Feb.: `On the significance of the interaction between betaxolol and sodium channels.'

PROFESSOR J. HORWITZ, Los Angeles
21 Feb.: `[alpha]-crystallin, the mutant R120G, and other small heat-shock proteins.'

DR MING CHAO
Fri. 3 Mar.: `Clonidine: studies related to its neurprotective properties.'

DR J. TIFFANY
6 Mar.: `Expressions of meibomian oil.'

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Institute of Molecular Medicine

PROFESSOR MITSUHIRO OSAME, Kagoshima University, Japan, will lecture at 12 noon on Tuesday, 15 February, in the Institute of Molecular Medicine Seminar Room, the John Radcliffe Hospital. Further information may be obtained from Professor Angela Vincent (telephone: Oxford 222321).

Subject: `The past, the present, and the future of HAM/TSP research.'

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

Text and book: new studies in literature and history

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays (unless indicated otherwise) in Room 11, the St Cross Building.

Convener: P.D. McDonald, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer (CUF) in English Language and Literature.

DR S. DIXON
28 Jan.: `The dynamics of the manuscript verse miscellany.'

PROFESSOR R. GROSS
Mon. 15 Feb., 5 p.m.: `Print and the public sphere in the new American republic.'

DR R. MIGHALL
25 Feb.: `How do you edit a classic?'

DR H. SMALL
10 Mar.: `Liberal editing: literature and science in The Fortnightly Review and the Nineteenth Century.'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Luis Buñuel Centenary Lecture

PROFESSOR P.W. EVANS, Queen Mary and Westfield College, London, will deliver the Luis Buñuel Centenary Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 9 February, in 47 Wellington Square. The lecture is open to the public.

Subject: `Dreams and day-dreams in Belle de Jour.'

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Romance Linguistics Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the basement, 47 Wellington Square.

Convener: M.D Maiden, MA, D.Phil., Professor of the Romance Languages.

DR R. SAMPSON, Bristol
3 Feb.: `Rise and fall of a phonological rule: prosthesis in French.' (Postponed from Michaelmas Term)

DR J. FELLERER
17 Feb.: `Slav influences on Romance languages.'

PROFESSOR A. LODGE, St Andrews
24 Feb.: `The speech of Paris and the rise of standard French.'

DR M. ZACCARELLO
2 Mar.: `Paretymology and popular reanalysis: towards a census of "speaking" toponyms and anthroponyms.'

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Paget Toynbee Lectures

Dante's `chiara favella': scatology and obscenity in the Commedia

PROFESSOR Z. BARANSKI, Reading, will deliver the Paget Toynbee Lectures at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Taylor Institution. The lectures on 17 February and 2 March will take place in Room 3; the 24 February lecture in Room 10b.

Convener: M.L. McLaughlin, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer In Italian.

17 Feb.: `Stercus and scurrilitas in Dante.'

24 Feb.: `\Inferno\ XVIII and the "Sins of the Tongue".'

2 Mar.: `Science, sex, and poetry: Purgatorio XXV.'

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Italian Graduate Seminar

The following lectures and seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in Room 3, the Taylor Institution (unless otherwise stated).

Convener: M.L. McLaughlin, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer In Italian.

PROFESSOR G. BERTONE, Genoa
8 Feb.: `Spazio e tempo nel Petrarca del Canzoniere (Canz. 16, 38, 129.)'

PROFESSOR L. FELICI, Milan
15 Feb.: `Gli apologhi del borgo in Leopardi: "La quiete dopo la tempesta" e "Il sabato del villaggio".'

DR A. TUMINI O'CONNELL
22 Feb., Room S7, 47 Wellington Square: `The triumph of death in D'Annunzio's writings.'

D. HOLMES
29 Feb., Room S7, 47 Wellington Square: `1930s exile literature: fact or fiction?'

PROFESSOR J.P. RUSSO, Miami
7 Mar.: `The cypress and the rose: Ruskin on Italian tombs.'

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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.

A. JANSSENS, Nijmegen
18 Jan.: `The breadwinner family.'

N. HIGGINS, Cambridge
25 Jan.: `Family formation in the Midlands, c.1930–60.'

K. FISHER, Cambridge
1 Feb.: `Changes in married sexuality in the twentieth century.'

L. MARKS, Imperial College
8 Feb.: `Consequences of the birth-control pill for behaviour.'

R. ADAIR, Cambridge
15 Feb.: `Early modern illegitimacy.'

J. LEWIS
22 Feb.: `Long-term family trends in Britain.'

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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MUSIC

Public lectures

The following public lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Mondays.

PROFESSOR D. BORCHMEYER
21 Feb., Holywell Music Room: `Goethe's musical horizon.'

PROFESSOR D. TITTERINGTON
28 Feb., Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty: `Rhetoric and structure in performance. The organ works of J.S. Bach.'

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PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Theoretical Particle Physics Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Fridays in the Nuclear and Astrophysics Lecture Theatre.

Conveners: I.I. Kogan, MA, and S. Sarkar, MA, University Lecturers in Physics.

I. ANTONIADIS, Paris
28 Jan.: `Large dimensions and string physics in particle colliders.'

T. MORRIS, Southampton
11 Feb.: `A manifestly gauge invariant exact renormalisation group.'

P. RAMOND, Florida
25 Feb.: `Possible structures underlying M- theory.'

M. ASOREY, Zaragoza
10 Mar.: `Monopoles, gauge fixing, and confinement.'

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Geophysical and Nonlinear Fluid Dynamics Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Mondays in the Atmospheric Physics Laboratory. The organiser is Dr Martin Juckes (telephone: Oxford (2)72894, e-mail: juckes@atm.ox.ac.uk).

Conveners: Dr P. Read and Dr L. Smith.

DR READ
31 Jan.: `Nonlinear dynamics of barotropically unstable detached shear layers.'

DR R. PRANDI, UCL
7 Feb.: To be announced.

DR J. KOBINE, Cambridge
14 Feb.: `Nonlinear sloshing in shallow layers.'

DR D. MARSHALL, Reading
21 Feb.: `Ocean eddies, abyssal recirculation, and zonal jets.'

DR I. MOROZ
28 Feb.: `Self-exciting dynamos.'

PROFESSOR D. DRITSCHEL, St Andrews (provisional arrangement)
6 Mar.: To be announced.

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Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Planetary Physics Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 4.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Dobson Lecture Room, the Atmospheric Physics Laboratory. Because on rare occasions the arrangements need to be changed, anyone intending to come to Oxford specially to attend should check first by telephoning Oxford (2)72933.

DR J. THUBURN, Reading
3 Feb.: `Radiative and dynamical constraints of tropopause height.'

DR R. BUIZZA, European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts, Reading
10 Feb.: `The ECMWF approach to probabilistic weather prediction.'

DR W.J. NELLIS, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, California
17 Feb.: `Metallisation of fluid hydrogen: implications for the interior of Jupiter.'

DR K.S. CARSLAW, Leeds
24 Feb.: `Twenty years of polar stratospheric cloud research—where are we?'

DR R. WOOD, Hadley Centre, Meterological Office
2 Mar.: `Stability of the North Atlantic thermohaline circulation in the HadCM3 coupled GCM.'

DR P. TAYLOR
9 Mar.: `Extreme storm statistics—offshore engineers estimating the 10,000-year wave in a changing world.'

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PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

The following seminars will be held at 12 noon on Wednesdays in the Sherrington Room, the University Laboratory of Physiology.

Convener: J.C. Ellory, MA, D.Sc., Professor of Physiology.

DR A. KING
2 Feb.: `How does experience affect the perception and neural coding of sound source location?' (McDonnell- Pew Seminar)

DR J. GIBSON, St George's Hospital Medical School, London
9 Feb.: `Potassium transport in sickle red cells.' (Jenkinson Seminar)

PROFESSOR R. THAKKER
16 Feb.: `C channels in kidney stone disease.' (Sponsored by the Physiological Society)

DR A. GALIONE
23 Feb.: `NAADP: a new messenger for calcium signalling.' (Jenkinson Seminar)

DR A. HURLBERT, Newcastle
1 Mar.: To be announced. (McDonnell-Pew Seminar)

DR G. BATES, King's College, London
8 Mar.: `Insights into the molecular basis of Huntington's disease.' (Sponsored by the Physiological Society)

DR S. NEUENSCHWANDER, Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, Frankfurt
15 Mar.: To be announced. (McDonnell-Pew Seminar)

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THEOLOGY, ORIENTAL STUDIES

Eastern Christian Studies

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the House of St Gregory and St Macrina, 1 Canterbury Road.

Conveners: K.T. Ware, MA, D.Phil., Spalding Lecturer in Eastern Orthodox Studies, and S.P. Brock, MA, D.Phil., Reader in Syriac Studies.

C. LANGE
9 Feb.: `On the Christology of the Commentary on the Diatessaron attributed to St Ephrem.'

THE REVD DR C. GALLAGHER, SJ
23 Feb.: `A forgotten (Ecumenical) Council of Reunion? Some comments on the significance of the Council of Constantinople 879–80.'

A. LINGAS
8 Mar.: `When is an opera like an icon? John Tavener's Mary of Egypt.'

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INSTITUTE OF ARCHAEOLOGY

Medieval Archaeology Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Lecture Room, the Institute of Archaeology.

Convener: H.F. Hamerow, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in European Archaeology (Early Medieval).

DR J. BLAIR
9 Feb.: `Recent work at Bampton, Oxon.'

DR D. GRIFFITHS
23 Feb.: `The Irish Sea region.'

DR HAMEROW
8 Mar.: `Sutton Courtenay: the Anglo-Saxon settlement revisited.'

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RESEARCH LABORATORY FOR ARCHAEOLOGY AND THE HISTORY OF ART

The following seminars will be held at 10.30 a.m. on Thursdays in the Library, the Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art.

Convener: M.S. Tite, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Archaeological Science.

I. SHAW, University College, London
27 Jan.: `Rediscovering Cleopatra's emerald mines in the Egyptian Eastern Desert.'

T. MOLLESON, Natural History Museum, London
10 Feb.: `Towards a reconstruction of the Neolithic people of Çatalhöyük.'

E. ROBSON
24 Feb.: `Mathematics and quantity surveying in ancient Mesopotamia.'

H. MARTLEW
9 Mar.: `Minoans and Myceneans: flavours of their time.'

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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).

I. TONKS, Bristol
28 Jan.: `Performance of UK pension funds.'

T. LYONS, Imperial College, London
4 Feb.: to be announced.

R. RAHI, LSE
11 Feb.: `Efficiency properties of rational expectations equlibria with asymmetric information.'

W. PERRAUDIN, Birkbeck College, London
18 Feb.: `The consistency of ratings and on market yields.'

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.

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Oxford Financial Research Centre Workshops

The Oxford Financial Research Centre (OFRC) will be running two workshops in finance during Hilary Term. The workshop on 4 February will be devoted to an overview of opportunities for undertaking postgraduate research in finance in the University. 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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WELLCOME UNIT FOR THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE

Understanding twentieth-century health-care through oral history

The following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Mondays in the Wellcome Unit, 47 Banbury Road.

Conveners: M.J. Dobson, MA, D.Phil., Acting Director, the Wellcome Unit, and S. Harper, D.Phil., Research Associate, the Wellcome Unit.

DR R. FERGUSON, Caledonian University, Glasgow
24 Jan.: `Autonomy, tension, and trade-off: attitudes to district nursing.'

DR S. ANDERSON, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
31 Jan.: `The chemist's story.'

DR M. RHODES, Birmingham
7 Feb.: `Births, bedpans, and bugs: professional education for midwives.'

DR K. FISHER
14 Feb.: `The understanding and practices of birth control.'

DR D. ATKINSON, Open University
21 Feb.: `A history of learning disabilities.'

PROFESSOR N. SMALL, Bradford
28 Feb.: `The modern hospice movement.'

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NGOs, international organisations, and tropical health and medicine (workshop series)

The following workshops will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Wellcome Unit.

Conveners: O. Barrow (Ph.D. London), Research Fellow, the Wellcome Unit, and M. Jennings, BA, D.Phil., Research Officer, the Wellcome Unit.

DR C. NEVILL and DR S. COLLINS
1 Feb.:
(C.N.) `The history of AMREF.'
(S.C.) `Emergency relief and practice: improving professional standards.'

PROFESSOR P. WEINDLING and DR M. BLACK
15 Feb.:
(P.W.) `German representation in the League of Nations health organisations: the role of the malariologist, Bernard Nocht.'
(M.B.) `The history of UNICEF.'

DR D. ANDERSON and DR A. KLEIN
29 Feb.: `Doing drugs in Africa and dealing with the data.'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

H.E. MURATBEK IMANALIEV, Foreign Minister of Kyrgyzstan, will lecture at 3 p.m. on Friday, 28 January, in the Lecture Room, the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies.

Subject: `Silk Route diplomacy.'

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LANGUAGE CENTRE

Lunchtime seminars in applied linguistics

The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Mondays in Room 301, the Language Centre (12 Woodstock Road). Refreshments will be available in the Language Centre reception area from 12.30 p.m.

DR A. FRANKENBERG-GARCIA, ISLA, Lisbon
7 Feb.: `Using a translation corpus to sort out Portuguese–English cross-linguistic influence.'

DR R. VANDERPLANK
21 Feb.: `What makes a good "language keeper"? Success and failure in the Lambda Project.'

DR E. MACARO
6 Mar.: `An analysis of code switching in foreign language classroom discourse.'

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CENTRE FOR SOCIO-LEGAL STUDIES

The interplay between informal practices and the state law in post-Communist countries

DR T. GINSBURG, Legal Adviser, the Iran–USA Claims Tribunal, The Hague, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 1 February, in the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Wolfson College.

Convener: Dr Marina Kurkchiyan, North Fellow, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies and Keble College.

Subject: `Comparative administrative procedure: evidence from East Asia and implications for post-Communist reforms.'

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Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy

Seminar

DAVID ELSTEIN, Chief Executive, Channel 5, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 10 February, in the Goodhart Seminar Room (Logic Lane), University College.

Subject: `The digital future of the BBC.'

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Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy and the Reuter Foundation Programme

Media Intervention in conflict and post-conflict environments

The following seminars will be held at 4 p.m. on Fridays in Green College (unless indicated otherwise).

J. COLE, Reuter Foundation Programme
11 Feb.: `What happened at Srebrenica.'

PROFESSOR P.M. TAYLOR, Leeds
18 Feb., Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Wolfson College: `Psychological operations and information warfare.'

C. MULHOLLAND, formerly Deputy Director, the ITC, and currently Commissioner, the IMC
25 Feb.: `The experience of the International Media Commission (IMC) in Bosnia.'

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Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy and the Oxford E-Commerce Working Group

PAUL A. MCNABB, Vice-President and Chief Executive Officer, Argus, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 3 February, in the Seminar Room, the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies.

Subject: `Security on the Internet.'


DR C. ROSE, member, the E-Commerce Advisory Board, the Cayman Islands, will give a seminar at 12 noon on Friday, 18 February, in the Danson Room, Trinity College.

Subject: `E-commerce and regulatory arbitrage—shopping for infrastructure providers in a global economy.'

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CORPUS CHRISTI COLLEGE

Bateson Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR D. KARLIN, Department of English, University College, London, will deliver the F.W. Bateson Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 16 February, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `The figure of the singer.'

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KEBLE COLLEGE

Commemoration of the hundredth anniversary of the death of William Butterfield

The following lectures will be given in Keble College on Saturday, 19 February, as part of a one-day programme of events to commemorate the hundredth anniversary of the death of William Butterfield, the architect of the college. The programme will begin at 12.30 p.m. There will be a Sung Eucharist in the college chapel at 5 p.m. (preacher: The Revd Alan Moses, Vicar, All Saints, Margaret Street, London).

Information on bookings for the lectures only (free admission), or for the whole day programme with lunch and tea (£20), is available from Denise Battisby, the Development Office, Keble College, Oxford OX1 3PG (telephone: Oxford (2)82338).

DR J. MANE-WHEOKI, Canterbury, New Zealand: `William Butterfield and the architectural setting of Ritualism.'

DR G. TYACK: `William Butterfield, Keble College, and High Victorian architecture in Oxford.'

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Russian and East European Centre

Twentieth-century Russia: ideas, politics, and society

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Lecture Theatre, the New Building, St Antony's College.

Conveners: D.R. Priestland, MA, University Lecturer (CUF) in Modern History, and R.J. Service, MA, University Lecturer in Modern Russian History.

G. SMITH
17 Jan.: `Russian and her Eurasianism.'

C. ANDREYEV
24 Jan.: `Russia and her fascism.'

E. ACTON, East Anglia
31 Jan.: `Russia and her liberalism.'

A. LUUKKANEN
7 Feb.: `Russian and her Christianity.'

D. LIEVEN, LSE
14 Feb.: `Russia and her imperialism.'

DR SERVICE
21 Feb.: `Russia and her nationalism.'

G. SWAIN, West of England
28 Feb.: `Russia and her social-democracy.'

MR PRIESTLAND
6 Mar.: `Russia and her Communism.'

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SOMERVILLE COLLEGE

Study-day: How to get on in politics

This study-day will be held on Saturday, 26 February, in Somerville College.

Have you ever considered becoming more involved in politics? Do you want to know what political activity really involves? What has drawn Somervillians into politics? What are the highs and lows? A panel including local councillors, Members of Parliament and the House of Lords, and those who work closely with politicians as researchers and journalists, will discuss the realities of political life at all levels.

For details of the programme, and to book, contact Liz Cooke, Somerville College, Oxford OX2 6HD (telephone: Oxford (2)70632, e- mail: elizabeth.cooke@somerville.ox.ac.uk).

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TRINITY COLLEGE

Richard Hillary Lecture

BERYL BAINBRIDGE will deliver the Richard Hillary Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 2 February, in the St Cross Building.

Subject: `What makes a writer?'

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CAMPION HALL

Martin D'Arcy Memorial Lectures

Paul of Antioch and Ibn Taymiyya: the modern relevance of a medieval polemic

DR THOMAS MICHEL will deliver the Martin D'Arcy Memorial Lectures at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Examination Schools.

27 Jan.: `Features of the Muslim–Christian polemical tradition.'
3 Feb.: `The Christian prophet and the Prophet of Islam.'

10 Feb.: `The divine word and scripture in Islam and Christianity.'

17 Feb.: `God's unity and trinity: the Islamic–Christian debate.'

24 Feb.: `Sin and redemption in Christianity and Islam.'

2 Mar.: `Moving beyond the burdens of history.'

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OXFORD BIBLIOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY

SANDRA RAPHAEL will lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Thursday, 3 February, in the Taylor Institution.

Subject: `Plants in print: the history of botanical illustration.'

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OXFORD ITALIAN ASSOCIATION

Lectures

The following lectures will be given as indicated. Except where otherwise indicated, admission is £1 for members, £2 for non-members.

M. BRODY
2 Feb., 8 p.m., Pauling Centre for Human Sciences, 58 Banbury Road: `Renaissance maiolica at the Medici villa of Cafaggiuolo.'

D. LEWIS
15 Feb., 8 p.m., Pauling Centre for Human Sciences, 58 Banbury Road: `Jessie White Mario, Garibaldi's unrecognised Florence Nightingale.'

P. CLAIRE
16 Feb., 5 p.m., Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum: `Centrifugal centripetal: motifs in word pictures of Severini, Carra, and Apollinaire.' (Lecture- performance; programme £1)

PROFESSOR P. RYLANDS, Director, Guggenheim Foundation
22 Feb., 8 p.m., Mary Ogilvie Theatre, St Anne's College: `Peggy Guggenheim's museum in Venice.' (Students free)

DR S. FRAQUELI, selector of the Severini Exhibition at the Ashmolean Museum
1 Mar., 6 p.m., Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum: `Gino Severino—from Futurism to Classicism.' (Admission free; nominal charge for wine)

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Other events

The film Pummarò will be shown (with subtitles) in the Rewley House Lecture Theatre, 7.45 for 8 p.m., on 18 January. Admission is free.

Conversazione in italiano: `L'Italia nel 2000', 7.45 for 8 p.m., 9 February, in St Anne's College. Admission free.

Dr Alan Milner will offer a wine-tasting in the context of an imagined dinner, at 7.45 for 8 p.m. on 9 March in Halifax House. This is a ticket-only event (admission £8 per person). Tickets may be reserved by telephoning Oxford 377479.

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OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY FORUM

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on the days shown in Rewley House. All are welcome to attend.

L. JEFFERSON
Wed. 9 Feb.: `Charge and discharge: medieval financial terminology in the accounts of the Mercers' Company.'

J. SMITH, Glasgow
Thur. 2 Mar.: `Five hundred ways of spelling through: the evolution of Middle English orthography.'

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FRIENDS OF THE PITT RIVERS MUSEUM

Lectures will be given as follows: the lecture on Sunday, 6 February, will be given at 7.30 p.m. in the Oxford Playhouse; other lectures will be given at 6 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Pitt Rivers Research Building, 64 Banbury Road. Tickets for the 6 February event cost £14.50/£12.50, and are available from the Oxford Playhouse Box Office (telephone: Oxford 798600). Visitors are welcome to attend the other lectures in the series (a contribution of £2 is requested). For further information, telephone 01869 249565.

MICHAEL PALIN
6 Feb.: `Hemingway adventure.' (Special benefit performance for the Pitt Rivers Museum and the Oxford Playhouse)

DR C. GOSDEN
9 Feb.: `White Horse Hill and prehistory on the Ridgeway.'

M. GORRINGE, Leverhulme Researcher, Roehampton Institute
8 Mar.: `How Dasi Attam became Bharat Natyam: the history and current trends of the Indian dance style.'

C. FITHEN, Africa analyst, Oxford Analytica
12 Apr.: `Ethnicity and the Sierra Leone diamond trade.'

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