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

Amended notice

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.'

Note: this replaces previous notifications of Professor Ceaser's inaugural lecture published in the Gazette and the Michaelmas Term Special Lecture List, in which the title given for the lecture contained a typographical error.

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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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JAMES FORD SPECIAL LECTURE IN BRITISH HISTORY

PROFESSOR R. HUTTON, Professor of History, Department of Historical Studies, University of Bristol, will deliver the James Ford Special Lecture in British History at 5 p.m. on Friday, 5 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `New perspectives on the Great Witch Hunt.'

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MAURICE LUBBOCK LECTURE IN MANAGEMENT STUDIES 1999

DR MICHAEL HAMMER, President of Hammer & Company Inc., will deliver the fourth Maurice Lubbock Lecture in Management Studies at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 9 November, in the Examination Schools. The lecture will be followed by a reception at the Schools. Further information is available from Georgina Denn, Said Business School (telephone: Oxford (2)88654, e-mail: georgina.denn@obs.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `The Internet and the real economy.'

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LITERAE HUMANIORES

Philosophy of Mathematics Seminar

PROFESSOR STEWART SHAPIRO, Ohio State University and the University of St Andrews, will lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Thursday, 4 November, in the Ryle Room at the Philosophy Centre, 10 Merton Street.

Convener: D. Isaacson, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in the Philosophy of Mathematics.

Subject: `Is set theory the right foundation for mathematics?'

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MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

J. FAUVEL, R. FLOOD, and R. WILSON will lecture at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, 16 November, in the Mathematical Institute. The lecture is given to mark the forthcoming publication by Oxford University Press of Oxford figures, a history of mathematics in Oxford.

Subject: `Eight hundred years of Oxford's mathematical traditions.'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Russian Graduate Seminar

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

Conveners: C.H.M. Kelly, MA, D.Phil., Reader in Russian, and G.S. Smith, MA, D.Litt., Professor of Russian.

PROFESSOR ROBIN MILNER-GULLAND, Sussex
4 Nov.: `Russia's sacred landscape: a northern case study.' (Illustrated with slides)

DR ROBERT SERVICE
18 Nov.: `Solzhenitsyn: a quasi-historian looks at a quasi-novelist.'

POLLY JONES
2 Dec.: `Iconoclasm, restoration, and the creation of new symbols in Russian visual culture, 1991–7.'

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MODERN HISTORY

Gender and history

The following research seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the New Seminar Room, the Canterbury Quad, St John's College.

Conveners: Elaine Chalus, Sarah Knott, Margaret Pelling, and Alex Shepard.

L. ROPER, Royal Holloway, London
3 Nov.: `On being a woman.'

POLLY O'HANLON, Cambridge
10 Nov.: `Approaches to the history of masculinity: some extra-European perspectives.'

M. INGRAM
17 Nov.: `Whores, knaves, and cuckolds: in search of the double standard in early modern England.'

J. RENDALL, York
24 Nov.: `The women's suffrage movement and the "four nations" of Britain: some problems, 1867–1900.'

L. NIXON
1 Dec.: `Gender and transhuman pastoralism in Crete and northern Greece: a diachronic approach.'

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MODERN HISTORY, SOCIAL STUDIES

PROFESSOR J. SILBEY, Cornell, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 2 November, in the Clay Room, Nuffield College.

Subject: `Substance and structure in American political history, 1820–65.'

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PHYSICAL SCIENCES

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 Atmospherics Physics Laboratory. Details of the 18 November seminar will be announced later.

Because on rare occasions the arrangements need to be changed, anyone intending to come to Oxford specially to attend should check first by telephone Oxford (2)72933.

PROFESSOR J. BRINDLEY, Leeds
28 Oct.: `Interplay of fluid dynamics and plankton population dynamics in the ocean.'

DR A. BARAN, Meteorological Office, Bracknell
4 Nov.: `Rapid computation of nonspherical optical properties for climate/interferometer cloud studies.'

PROFESSOR J. MAROTZKE, Southampton
11 Nov.: `Convective mixing and the thermohaline circulation.'

DR M. SIMS, Leicester
25 Nov.: `Astrobiology on Mars—the Beagle 2 lander.'

DR A.R. MACKENZIE, Lancaster
2 Dec.: `Signals of mixing, dehydration, and gravity-wave clouds in the western Indian Ocean, February–March 1999.'

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Department of Engineering Science: Pulsed Power/Plasma Group

PROFESSOR R.N. FRANKLIN, Oxford Research Unit, the Open University, will give a seminar at 4.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 3 November, in Lecture Room 3, the Department of Engineering Science.

Convener: J.E. Allen, MA, D.Sc., Professor Emeritus of Engineering Science.

Subject: `When is Bohm?'

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Astrophysics Colloquia

The following colloquia will be given at 4.15 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Nuclear and Astrophysics Lecture Theatre.

Conveners: H. Tadros and A.E. Lynas-Gray

DR J. DUNLOP, Edinburgh
2 Nov.: `Quasars and the formation of elliptical galaxies.'

DR E. FORD, Amsterdam
9 Nov.: `Fast X-ray signals: probing the region around neutron stars.'

DR N. ACHILLEOS, University College, London
16 Nov.: `Global modelling of Jupiter's thermosphere/ionosphere.'

DR W. HILLEBRANDT, Max Planck Institut für Astronomie, Garching
23 Nov.: `Thermonuclear supernovae: do they meaure the expansion rate and geometry of the universe?'

PROFESSOR A. BLANCHARD, Observatoire de Strasbourg
30 Nov.: `Towards the determination of cosmological parameters: the Cosmic Triangle revisited.'

DR U. SELJAK, Princeton
7 Dec.: `High precision cosmology: galaxies versus weak lensing.'

DR M. VAN DER KLIS, amsterdam
14 Dec.: `Millisecond oscillations in X-ray binaries.'

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PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Pharmacology and Anatomical Neuropharmacology seminars

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Lecture Theatre, the Department of Pharmacology.

DR B. HEATH
2 Nov.: `Regulation by protein kinase C and block by antiarrhythmic drugs of 1kr potassium current in the heart.'

PROFESSOR C. GARLAND, Bristol
9 Nov.: `Potassium release from the endothelium: a general mechanism to control vascular tone?'

DR S. DAVIES, University College, London
16 Nov.: `The molecular neuropathology of Huntingdon's disease.'

DR A.M. CRAIG, Washington University, St Louis, Missouri
23 Nov.: `Synapse assembly and glutamate receptor targeting in cultured hippocampal neurones.'

PROFESSOR B. NILIUS, Leuven
30 Nov.: `Ca signalling in macrovascular endothelium.'

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SOCIAL STUDIES

PROFESSOR J.R. POLE will give a Senior Research Seminar in American Politics at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 3 November, in the Chester Room, Nuffield College.

Subject: `Publius, history, and strategy: the Federalist Papers.'

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BODLEIAN LIBRARY

Oxford Seminars in Cartography

M. ASHWORTH, HarperCollins Cartographic, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 11 November, in the School of Geography.

Subject: `The Times Comprehensive Atlas of the World, Millennium Edition: an editorial perspective.'

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BOTANIC GARDEN

Biodiversity and Conservation Study Day

This study-day will take place on Saturday, 13 November, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., in the Margaret Thatcher Centre, Somerville College. The cost of attendance, including a sandwich lunch, is £30. Cheques should be made payable to the University of Oxford Botanic Garden. Tickets may be obtained from Louise Allen, University of Oxford Botanic Garden, Rose Lane, Oxford OX1 4AX.

T. WALKER: `What is biodiversity?'

DR N. BROWN: `Tropical rain forest.'

N. WRAY, University of Bristol Botanic Garden: `North American forests.'

PROFESSOR G. LUCAS, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: `Conservation in botanic gardens.'

DR G. MCGAVIN: `Bug world: insect diversity.'

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QUEEN ELIZABETH HOUSE

Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women

Gendering development after conflict

Amended notice

The following seminars will be given at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in the Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House. Details of the 4 November seminar differ from those given in the Michaelmas Term Special Lecture List and elsewhere.

Conveners: Dr Anne Coles and Dr Jacqueline Waldren.

E. PISA-LOPEZ, International Alert, Conflict and Security Policy Section
28 Oct.: `Peace-building from the bottom up: lessons for policy makers from women's experiences of peace- building.'

T. KAISER
4 Nov.: `Experiences and consequences of insecurity in a refugee populated area: Sudanese refugees in northern Uganda.'

DR WALDREN
11 Nov.: ` "Rebuilding nations": gendered stereotypes in Bosnia.'

DR W. BRACEWELL, London
18 Nov.: `Rape in Kosova: masculinity and Serbian nationalism.'

DR C. LLOYD
25 Nov.: `Moving towards a peace settlement in Algeria: women's international networking in the context of religious fundamentalism.'

R. RAHAMAN and I. SMYTH, Oxfam
2 Dec.: `Gender and conflict: implementation of Beijing commitments.'

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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

PROFESSOR M. PRICE and S. VERHULST will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 28 October, in the Seminar Room, the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Wolfson College.

Subject: `Self-regulation and the Internet.'

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One-day Law and Anthropology Conference

PROFESSOR DENIS GALLIGAN and CHRISTINA PETSOULAS will lecture at this conference, to be held on Friday, 5 November, 9.30 a.m.–6 p.m., in the Haldane Room, Wolfson College.

Subject: `The colonial legacy.'

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LADY MARGARET HALL

Canada Seminars

DAVID DODGE, Deputy Minister of Health in Ottawa, will give a seminar in this series at 5.15 p.m. on Thursday, 11 November, in Lady Margaret Hall.

There will be an opportunity to meet the speaker informally afterwards. All are welcome. Further information may be obtained from Elizabeth Jubb, Lady Margaret Hall (telephone: Oxford (2)74302, e- mail: liz.jubb@lmh.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `Can Canada afford North American health care?'

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MAGDALEN COLLEGE

Rowe Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR T. CARTER, Professor of Music, Royal Holloway, University of London, will deliver the Rowe Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 5 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Io la Musica son': Monteverdi and the problems of opera.'

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

European Studies Centre

PROFESSOR LUDGER KÜNHARDT, Centre for European Integration Studies, University of Bonn, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 1 November, in 70 Woodstock Road.

Subject: `1989–1999: ten years of German unity.'


TIMOTHY GARTON ASH will lecture at 8.30 p.m. on Monday, 1 November, in the New Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Subject: `From Maastricht to Kosovo—writing History of the Present.'

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ST PETER'S COLLEGE

Cairncross Memorial Lecture

ANDREW DILNOTT, Director, the Institute for Fiscal Studies, will deliver the Cairncross Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 10 November, in the Junior Common Room, St Peter's College.

Subject: `The future of the Welfare State.'

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SOMERVILLE COLLEGE

James Bryce Memorial Lecture 1999

DR R.E. NEWSTADT, Harvard School of Government, will deliver the Bryce Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 16 November, in the Wolfson Hall, Somerville College. The lecture will be followed by a reception.

Subject: `The American Commonwealth revisited: from Lord Bryce's time to Clinton's (and Blair's).'

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WOLFSON COLLEGE

Annual Ronald Syme Lecture 1999

BARBARA LEVICK will deliver the annual Ronald Syme Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 4 November, in the Hall, Wolfson College. The lecture is open to the public.

Subject: `Titus and the Jewish princess.'

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OxTALENT LECTURE

PROFESSOR WENDY HALL, Head of the Multimedia Research Group, Department of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton, will deliver a lecture to be given under the auspices of OxTalent (Oxford Teaching and Learning Enhanced by New Technology), at 2.30 p.m. on Monday, 13 December, in the Computing Laboratoyr Lecture Theatre.

The lecture is open to all, and an especial invitation is extended to those interested in the use of IT in teaching and learning, and why this has not yet become part of the mainstream.

Subject: `The application of learning technologies in higher education—will the vision ever be achieved?'

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OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY FORUM

JANE ROBERTS, Professor of English Language and Medieval Literature, King's College, London, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 9 November, in Rewley House.

Subject: `Mixing and matching meanings—some issues for word classification.'

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EUROPEAN AFFAIRS SOCIETY

The following lectures will be given at 8.30 p.m. on Tuesdays (unless otherwise indicated), in the venues stated. Further information may be obtained from the European Affairs Society, 13 Bevington Road, Oxford OX1 4AJ (telephone: Oxford 510641, e-mail: eas@sable.ox.ac.uk).

J. SHEA, NATO spokesman
2 Nov., Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's: `Dealing with the media in the age of CNN: a personal perspective.'

DR G. VASSILIOU, former President of Cyprus
9 Nov., Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's: `The harmonisation process.'

PANEL DISCUSSION
Thur. 18 Nov., Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's: `Should the European Union enlarge?'

K. LEANDER and E. MALMSTEN, founders of Boo.com
Thur. 25 Nov., Harris Building Theatre, Oriel: `E- commerce.'

P. BRABECK-LETMATHE, Nestlé CEO
30 Nov., Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's: `Beyond corporate image: the search for trust.'

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