Lectures

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INAUGURAL LECTURES

Goldsmiths' Professor of English Literature

PROFESSOR HERMIONE LEE will deliver her inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 21 October, in Lecture Room 2, the St Cross Building.

Subject: `Reading in bed.'

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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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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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SIR ISAIAH BERLIN LECTURES IN THE HISTORY OF IDEAS 1999–2000

Constitutionalism in the Latin Church? The Conciliarist tradition, 1300–1800

FRANCIS C. OAKLEY, Edward Dorr Griffin Professor of the History of Ideas, Williams College, Massachusetts, will deliver the Sir Isaiah Berlin Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following Thursdays in the Examination Schools. The lectures will be open to the public.

Professor Oakley will be available to meet students in the Seminar Room, Corpus Christi College, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on 28 October and 4, 11, and 18 November.

21 Oct.: `Lovejoy's legacy: history of ideas, history of traditions, the Conciliarist case.'

28 Oct.: `Gerson's hope: Conciliarism in the classical era.'

4 Nov.: `Cajetan's conundrum: Almain, Mair, and the divines of Paris.'

11 Nov.: `Bellarmine's nightmare: from James I, Sarpi, and Richer to Bossuet and the Gallican Orthodoxy.'

18 Nov.: `De Maistre's denial: Febronius, Maret, and the triumph of Ultramontanism.'

25 Nov.: `Democritus's dream: Conciliarism in the history of political thought.'

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CARLYLE LECTURES 1999

Christian equality in John Locke's political theory

JEREMY WALDRON, Maurice and Hilda Friedman Professor of Law, and Director of the Center for Law and Philosophy, Columbia University, New York, will deliver the Carlyle Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following Tuesdays in the Examination Schools.

12 Oct.: `Adam and Eve.'

19 Oct.: `Imago Dei: religion and the shape of equality.'

26 Oct.: `Equality as premise and constraint.'

2 Nov.: ` "Disproportionate and unequal possession".'

9 Nov.: ` "By Our Saviour's Interpretation".'

16 Nov.: `Tolerating atheists?'

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EVANS-PRITCHARD LECTURES 1999

Recapturing the shadow: dream consciousness, healing, and civil war in the borderlands between Northern and Southern Sudan

DR A. OKAZAKI will deliver the Evans-Pritchard Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Old Library, All Souls College.

Tue. 16 Nov.: `Dealing with power: epiphanies and dreaming in contemporary Sudan.'

Wed. 17 Nov.: ` "Gamk" and "Ingessana": the making and unmaking of identities in the borderlands.'

Tue. 23 Nov.: `Kuuth (shadow-self): ancestors, demons, clowns ... and moral imagination.'

Wed. 24 Nov.: `The sociality of dreams: sharing nightmares and healing rituals.'

Wed. 1 Dec.: ` "Con-science" under threat?: power and shadow-selves in anthropology.'

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ANTHROPOLOGY AND GEOGRAPHY

Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology

Fertility and Reproduction Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 11 a.m. on Mondays in the basement Seminar Room, the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology.

Convener: Dr Soraya Tremayne.

DR P. KREAGER
11 Oct.: `Objectifying demographic identities: some Indian examples.'

R. KHADDURI, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
18 Oct.: `An anthropological analysis: social categories in reproductive health.'

E. ROCKHILL, Cambridge
25 Oct.: `Women's reproductive health and motherhood in Russia.'

DR C. PANTER-BRICK, Durham
1 Nov.: `Himalayan workloads, lactation, and reproductive ecology.'

S. KABIR, Population Control
8 Nov.: `The effect of health sector reform on the reproductive health of women in Bangladesh.'

DR M. PARKER, Brunel
15 Nov.: `Female circumcision and cultures of sexuality.'

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CLINICAL MEDICINE

Nuffield Department of Surgery

The following seminars will be held on Tuesdays in the Seminar Room, Level 6, the Nuffield Department of Surgery, the John Radcliffe Hospital. The seminars will be held at 1 p.m. or 5 p.m., as indicated.

DR P. LANE, Birmingham
12 Oct., 1 p.m.: `DC signals for directing T and B cell migration.'

PROFESSOR P. FRIEND
19 Oct., 5 p.m.: `Small bowel transplantation.'

DR B. FOXWELL, Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, London
26 Oct., 1 p.m.: `Role of NF-kB in inflammatory cytokine production in rheumatoid arthritis.'

DR D. MATTHEWS, Cambridge
2 Nov., 1 p.m.: `The combined role of IL-4 and IL- 13 in T helper type-2 responses.'

DR S. DAVIS
9 Nov., 1 p.m.: `Protein structures and interactions at the lymphocyte surface.'

MR C. GIBBONS, Consultant Surgeon, Morristan Hospital, Swansea
16 Nov., 5 p.m.: `Use of superficial femoral and popliteal vein for supra-inguinal vascular reconstruction in infected fields.'

MISS J. TCHOU
23 Nov., 5 p.m.: `DNA methylation and hepatocellular carcinoma.'

DR D. BRILEY
30 Nov., 5 p.m.: `A medical perspective on patients with carotid artery disease.'

MR A. HANDA
7 Dec., 5 p.m.: `Thromboelastography in risk assessment of coronary heart disease.'

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Clinical endocrine and metabolic meetings

The following meetings will be held at 12.45 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Committee Room, Green College.

DR A. RIEFFLIN, Hypertension and Diabetes Research Unit, Buehl, Germany
6 Oct.: `Myocardial energy metabolism assessed by NMR spectroscope.'

DR M. VANDERPUMP, Royal Free Hospital
13 Oct.: `Is there an association between autoimmune thyroid disease and cardiovascular disease?'

PROFESSOR K. CHATTERJEE, Cambridge
20 Oct.: `Nuclear hormone receptors and human disease.'

DR E. DUNCAN, Wellcome Unit
27 Nov.: ` "... and the hip bone's connected to the...": a linkage study in osteoporosis.'

DR P. THORNALLY, Essex
3 Nov.: `The development of diabetic complications: unifying theories of their biochemical basis.'

PROFESSOR F.G.R. FOWKES, Edinburgh
10 Nov.: `Peripheral vascular disease: epidemiology and the diabetic enigma.'

PROFESSOR J. BLUNDELL, Leeds
17 Nov.: `Dietary fat and obesity—risk factors and risky facts!'

PROFESSOR P. DONNELLY
24 Nov.: `Statistical challenges in gene hunting.'

PROFESSOR S. BLOOM, Imperial College School of Medicine
1 Dec.: `Update on appetite regulation.'

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PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Theoretical Physics Seminars

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

Convener: D. Sherrington, MA, Wykeham Professor of Physics.

PROF. M. BERGER, University College, London
15 Oct.: `Topological quantities for fluids and magnetic fields.'

PROF. M. KARPLUS, Harvard; Eastman Professor 1999–2000
29 Oct.: `Protein folding: insights from simulations.'

PROF. A.H. GUTH, MIT
12 Nov.: `Eternal inflation: successes and questions.'

PROFESSOR P. CANDELAS
26 Nov.: `Rolling among Calabi-Yau vacua.'

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PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

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

Conveners: Anant Parekh and Anthony Hannan.

PROFESSOR DR V. FLOCKERZI, Hamburg
13 Oct.: `Mammalian TRP proteins and store operated channels.'

DR M. BLUE, Kennedy Krieger Institute, Baltimore, USA
20 Oct.: `Glutamate receptor expression in normal development and disease.'

PROFESSOR C. FARNUM, Cornell
27 Oct.: `Chondrocytic differentiation and the regulation of long bone growth.'

PROFESSOR DR F. LANG, Tübingen
3 Nov.: `Transport mechanisms in the regulation of cell proliferation and cell death.'

DR S. GRANT, Edinburgh
10 Nov.: `Molecular mechanisms of learning and memory.'

DR T. CUNNANE
17 Nov.: `The terminal effects of nicotine!'

DR G. BORST, Amsterdam
24 Nov.: `Calcium sensitivity of glutamate disease.'

DR T. ANDREWS
1 Dec.: to be announced.

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THEOLOGY

Seminars in the Study of Religions: religious change and methodological approaches

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Blue Boar Seminar Room, Christ Church.

Conveners: Professor Keith Ward, DD, Regius Professor of Divinity, and Peggy Morgan, MA, Lecturer in the Study of Religions, Mansfield and Westminster Colleges.

PROFESSOR B. BOCKING, SOAS, London
19 Oct.: `Using iconography to document religious change: "The Oracles of the Three Shrines" .'

DR O. PETROVITCH
2 Nov.: `Key psychological issues in religious studies.'

DR D. ROBERTSON
16 Nov.: `Sociology and the study of religious change.'

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COMPUTING LABORATORY

Numerical Analysis Group

Computational Mathematics and Applications Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursdays in the OUCL Lecture Theatre (except for 25 November).

The co-ordinators are L.N. Trefethen and J. Scott (RAL). Further information may be obtained from Shirley Day (telephone: Oxford (2)73885).

PROFESSOR W. LIGHT, Leicester
14 Oct.: `Native spaces for the classical radial basis functions and their properties.'

DR K. DECKELNICK, Sussex
21 Oct.: `Error bounds for a difference scheme approximating viscosity solutions of mean curvature flow.'

DR R. LEHOUCQ, Sandia National Laboratories
28 Oct.: `On the convergence of an imlicitly restarted Arnoldi method.'

DR N. COLEMAN, Newcastle
4 Nov.: `New developments in floating point arithmetic.'

DR A. WATHEN
11 Nov.: `Preconditioning constrained systems.'

DR V. STYLES, Oxford Brookes
18 Nov.: `Analysis of a mean field model of superconducting vortices.'

DR J. HALL, Edinburgh
25 Nov., 2 p.m., RAL: `Exploiting hypersparsity in the revised simplex method.'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR HEBREW AND JEWISH STUDIES

David Patterson Lectures

The following lectures will be given at 8.15 p.m. on Wednesdays in the OCHJS, Yarnton Manor. A minibus shuttle service will be provided, leaving the Playhouse, Beaumont Street, at 7.45 p.m., and departing Yarnton Manor at 9.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. ROBERTSON
13 Oct.: `Jewish identities in German poetry from Heine to Celan.'

PROFESSOR Z. RUBIN, Tel Aviv
27 Oct.: `Jews in long-distance trade in late antiquity.'

PROFESSOR Y. GARFINKEL, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
10 Nov.: `The neolithic art centre of Sha'ar Hagolan.'

DR A. LERMAN, Executive Director, JPR, London
24 Nov.: `Anti-semitism at the end of the twentieth century: the new context of an old prejudice.'

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DEPARTMENT OF MATERIALS

Hume-Rothery Memorial Lecture 1999

PROFESSOR R. CAHN, Cambridge, will deliver the Hume-Rothery Memorial Lecture at 6.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 19 October, in the Nuclear Physics Lecture Theatre. The lecture will discuss intermetallic compounds in the context of Professor Hume-Rothery's concern with phase equilibria of such compounds.

Subject: `Intermetallics: some venerable issues revisited.'

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HERTFORD COLLEGE

Tyndale Lecture 1999

PROFESSOR M. BIDDLE will deliver the Tyndale Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 21 October, in the Examination Schools. A reception will be held after the lecture in the Principal's Lodgings, Hertford College.

Subject: `English pilgrims to the Tomb of Christ.'

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ST CATHERINE'S COLLEGE

Cameron Mackintosh Lectures

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on the days shown in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College.

PROFESSOR DIANA RIGG, Mr John Peter, and others
Thur. 21 Oct.: `Acting in comedy.'

PROFESSOR DIANA RIGG, Miss Thelma Holt, and others
Mon. 8 Nov.: `Acting in tragedy.'

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TEMPLETON COLLEGE

Research workshops: the WTO Millennium Round—issues and influences

ALAN RUGMAN, Thames Water Felow of Strategic Management, and ROBIN PEDLER, Associate Fellow, will chair the following three workshops in Michaelmas Term.

The workshops will be held at 3 p.m. on Mondays in Templeton College. Those wishing t register should contact Sarah Jennings, Administrator, Templeton College, Oxford OX1 5NY (telephone: 422500, fax: 422501, e-mail: ecpa@templeton.ox.ac.uk).

T. HAMBY, Minister Counsellor for Agriculture, US embassy, and THE HON. ROY MACLAREN, High Commissioner for Canada
18 Oct.: `Major players and their agendas.'

B. O'CONNOR, O'Connor and Partners, and P. MORRISON, Clifford Chance
25 Oct.: `WTO legal and institutional issues.'

G. VAN CALSTER, S.J. Berwin, and M. INSAUSTI, WWF Europe
1 Nov.: `Issues at the top of the Millennium Round agenda.'

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REGENT'S PARK COLLEGE

Centre for Christianity and Culture

The culture of economics at the turn of the millennium: Christian perspectives

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on the days shown in Regent's Park College. The lectures will be given on Wednesdays, except for the meeting to be held on Thursday, 4 November.

PROFESSOR R. GOUDZWAARD, Free University, Amsterdam
13 Oct.: `Economic growth: how much is enough?'

LORD GRIFFITHS OF FFORESTFACH, International Adviser, Goldman Sachs
20 Oct.: `The culture of the market.'

DR A. DILNOT, Institute of Fiscal Studies
27 Oct.: `The future of social security.'

R. SAWTELL, founder member of Daily Bread Co-operative, Northampton
3 Nov.: `Co-operatives: regenerating business in the next century?'

I.D. BUNN
4 Nov.: `The pursuit of values in international trade.'

PROFESSOR D. KRAYBILL, Messiah College, Pennsylvania
10 Nov.: `Amish enterprise: from ploughs to profits.'

D. HAY
17 Nov.: `On being a Christian economist.'

D. NUSSBAUM, Finance Director, Oxfam
24 Nov.: `Does shareholder value drive a globalising world?'

PROFESSOR A. HENLEY, Aberystwyth
1 Dec.: `Work and unemployment.'

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Women in the house: the art of women priests

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in Regent's Park College.

THE REVD ELIZABETH GRAY KING
14 Oct.: `Painting in tongues.'

THE REVD JEAN LAMB
21 Oct.: `God around us—art found in us.'

N. GOODWIN, International Director, Genesis Art Trust
28 Oct.: `The prophetic voice of women's art.'

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SOUTH WILTS VIRUS GROUP

The following will speak at the meeting of the South Wilts Virus Group which will be held at 7.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 6 October, in the Institute of Virology and Environmental Microbiology. Those wishing to attend should notify Stephanie Price (e-mail: sap@wpo.nerc.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR G. SMITH: `The role of vaccinia virus A41L protein in virus pathogenesis.'

DR M. NUNN: `Virus–host associations: the effect of exclusive old crowds on virus transmission.'

DR ABDESSAMAD TAHIRI-ALAOUI: `Study of prion protein structures using nucleic acid ligands.'

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