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THEOLOGY

Ian Ramsey Centre

The relation of theology and the sciences, including medicine

The following speakers will present seminars in this series at 8.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Hood Room, St Cross College.

Conveners: Professor J.H. Brooke and Dr Margaret Yee.

12 Oct.: PROFESSOR J. HEDLEY BROOKE.

26 Oct.: DR R. ILIFFE, Imperial College, London

9 Nov.: PROFESSOR R. GILL, Kent.

23 Nov.: DR N. SOLOMON.

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EUROPEAN HUMANITIES RESEARCH CENTRE

Mendel Friedman Conference on Yiddish Studies

The third annual Mendel Friedman Conference on Yiddish Studies will take place on 4–6 July. Enquiries should be addressed to: enquiries@ehrc.ox.ac.uk.

The Politics of Opera

This one-day conference will be held on Monday, 3 July, in the Taylor Institution.

All are welcome. There is no registration fee, but those who attend should make their own arrangements for lunch and any accommodation needed.

Those wishing to attend are asked to contact Dr Rosamund Bartlett, European Humanities Research Centre, 76 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6LE (telephone: Oxford (2)84680, fax: (2)84681, e-mail: rosamund.bartlett@european-humanities.oxford.ac.uk). PROFESSOR M.M. BOWIE, Director of the Centre
9.45 a.m.: Welcome and introduction.

BERNARD WILLIAMS, All Souls College
10 a.m.: `The politics of opera.'

ROSAMUND BARTLETT, EHRC/Birkbeck College, University of London
10.30 a.m.: `Opera at the Sheremetev Serf Theatre (1775--97).'

MICHAEL BURDEN, New College
11.30 a.m.: `Purcell's King Arthur in the eighteenth century.'

CORMAC NEWARK, Cambridge
12 noon: ` "Letters Home": opera and cultural embassy in (and outside) early nineteenth-century France.'

SUZANNE APSDEN, Cambridge, and KAREN HENSON, Christ Church (leading discussion)
12.30 p.m.: Discussion.

LESLIE KEARNEY, Indiana
2.30 p.m.: `Marriage as a social contract in Mussorgsky's Khovanshchina and Wagner's Die Walküre.'

EMANUELE SENICI, Christ Church
3.30 p.m.: `Verdi's Falstaff and an Italian fin-de-siècle.'

ANYA SUSCHITZKY, Merton College (leads discussion)
3.30 p.m.: Discussion.

PATRICK CARNEGY, Wagner scholar and theatre critic
4.30 p.m.: `De-Nazifying Wagner: West versus East German approaches.'

ROGER ALLEN, Wagner scholar (leads discussion)
5 p.m.: Discussion.

The conference will end with a general discussion, 5.30--6 p.m.

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UNIVERSITY LABORATORY OF PHYSIOLOGY

UK–Australasian Physiology/Pharmacology Lecture Tour

PROFESSOR D. COOKE, Sydney, will deliver his Prize Lecture at 4 p.m. on Friday, 14 July, in the Large Lecture Theatre, the University Laboratory of Physiology.

Subject: `Control of sodium transporters in epithelia.'

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CHRIST CHURCH

Summer Lectures 2000: Looking at the Gospels

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Priory Room, Christ Church.

CANON H. MAYR-HARTING, Regius Professor of History
5 July: `Looking at the Gospels in the year 1000.' (With slides)

CANON J. WEBSTER, Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity
12 July: `Jesus and the Gospel of God (Mark 1:14–25).'

CANON O. O'DONOVAN, Regius Professor of Moral and Pastoral Theology
19 July: `The Sermon on the Mount.'

THE REVD JUSTIN LEWIS-ANTHONY
26 July: `Jesus Christ, movie star.'

CANON K. WARD, Regius Professor of Divinity
2 Aug.: `Can we find the historical Jesus?'

CANON M. PEIRCE, Diocesan Director of Ordinands
9 Aug.: `Miracles and what we make of them.'

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