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INAUGURAL LECTURES

Norton Rose Professor of Commercial and Financial Law

PROFESSOR A.S. BURROWS will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5.45 p.m. on Thursday, 1 March, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

Subject: `We do this at Common Law but that in Equity.'


May Professor of Medicine

PROFESSOR R.V. THAKKER will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 8 February, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Stone deposition—from pyramids to pelvises.'

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HANDS LECTURE

THE RT. HON. DAVID BLUNKETT, MP, Secretary of State for Education and Employment, will deliver the first annual Hands Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 7 February, in the Lecture Theatre, the University Museum of Natural History.

Subject: `Learning, citizenship, and equality in the twenty-first century.'

The audience is requested to be seated in the lecture theatre five minutes before the start of the lecture. The lecture is open to members of the University, and admission will be on presentation of the university card at the door.

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SPEAKER'S LECTURES IN BIBLICAL STUDIES (SECOND SERIES)

Future Hope and Present Reality

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

6 Feb.: `Jesus: a failed Messiah?'

13 Feb.: `Living between the times.'

20 Feb.: `Time transformed: Johannine eschatology.'

27 Feb.: `Jesus transformed.'

6 Mar.: `Present and future transformed.'

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CLARENDON LECTURES IN ECONOMICS

Volatility and growth

PROFESSOR P. AGHION, Harvard University, will deliver the Clarendon Lectures in Economics at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Examination Schools.

Mon. 26 Feb.: `Volatility in emerging market economies.'

Tue. 27 Feb.: `Currency crises and monetary policy.'

Thur. 1 Mar.: `Technology and volatility in 2001.'

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RADHAKRISHNAN MEMORIAL LECTURES

Translating across boundaries: the experience of comparison with reference to Indian studies, anthropology, and philosophy

DR J.-C. GALEY will deliver the Radhakrishnan Memorial Lectures at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Examination Schools.

6 Feb.: `Barren encounters, fertile misunderstandings: Radhakrishnan in the legacy of his critics.'

13 Feb.: `Contextualising universals: Indian values, values and the tradition of the present.'

20 Feb.: `Knowledge as dwelling: the ethnologist and phenomenonology.'

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EVANS-PRITCHARD LECTURES 2000–1

Home, family, and property in Béarn, south-west France

THE REVD DR TIMOTHY JENKINS, Dean of Jesus College, Cambridge, will deliver the Evans-Pritchard Lectures at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Old Library, All Souls College.

7 Feb.: `The discovery of the Pyrenean family.'

14 Feb.: `Continuity over time: patterns of land inheritance.'

21 Feb.: `The contemporary Béarnais farming family.'

28 Feb.: `Local politics and land use.'

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

Biographers at work

GRAHAM ROBB, biographer of Victor Hugo, Balzac, and Rimbaud, will lecture in this series at 5.15 p.m. on Thursday, 1 February, in Lecture Theatre 2, the St Cross Building.

Subject: `Being a biographer.'

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MATHEMATICAL AND 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, Readers in Physics.

PROFESSOR D. BAILIN, Sussex
9 Feb.: `Sparticle spectrum and dark matter in Type 1 string theory.'

DR M. HIRSCH, Southampton
23 Feb.: `Testing neutrino mixing at future collider experiments.'

DR R. ALLAHVERDI, Munich 9 Feb.: `Affleck–Dine baryogenesis.'

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Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Planetary Physics Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 4.15 p.m. on Mondays 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 (2)72933.

DR K. APLIN, Hertfordshire
8 Feb.: `Tropospheric ion–aerosol interactions and their measurement.'

DR S. OLIVER
15 Feb.: `Modelling studies of atmospheric tides.'

PROFESSOR H. RISHBETH, Southampton
22 Feb.: `Super rotation in the Earth's thermosphere?'

DR G. BUTCHER, Leicester
8 Mar.: `The Geostationary Earth Radiation Budget (GERB) instrument on Meteosat.'

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Hinshelwood Lectures: Novel spectroscopies using helium atoms, clusters, and droplets

PROFESSOR J.P. TOENNIES, Max Planck Institut für Strömungsforschung, Göttingen, will deliver the Hinshelwood Lectures at 11.15 a.m. on the following Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory.

Convener: J. Klein, MA, D.Phil., Dr Lee's Professor of Chemistry.

20 Feb. and 22 Feb.: `Helium atom time-of-flight spectra of molecules dancing on surfaces.'

27 Feb. and 1 Mar.: `Diffracting frail, giant helium molecules from nanostructured gratings.'

6 Mar. and 8 Mar.: `Ultra cold helium droplets as gentle corrals for molecules and clusters.'

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MEDICAL SCIENCES

Department of Experimental Psychology

Corrigendum

The following departmental seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Weiskrantz Room (C.113), the Department of Experimental Psychology. This replaces the notice published in the Gazette of 11 January (p. 482), which incorrectly stated that the seminars would take place on Fridays.

Conveners: S.D. Iversen, MA, Professor of Psychology, and P.E. Bryant, MA, Watts Professor of Psychology.

DR I.D. GILCHRIST, Bristol
13 Feb.: `Eye movements in visual search: remembering where you've been and avoiding going back.'

DR G. ALTMANN, York
27 Feb.: `The time-course of constraint- application during sentence processing in visual contexts.'

PROFESSOR M. YOUNG, Newcastle
6 Mar.: `Inferential processes in visual cortex.'

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Diabetes Research Laboratories: Clinical Endocrine and Metabolic Meetings

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

Details of the 21 February seminar will be announced later. DR A. NEIL, OCDEM
7 Feb.: `The role of plant sterols in the management of hypercholesterolaemia.'

DR T. AITMAN, Imperial College School of Medicine
14 Feb.: `CD-36 deficiency—a common cause of Metabolic Syndrome X?'

PROFESSOR C. WILLIAMS, Reading
28 Feb.: `Diet–genotype interactions: implications for future public health policy in nutrition.'

PROFESSOR K. BORCH-JOHNSEN, Steno Diabetes Centre, Denmark
7 Mar.: `The epidemiology of Type 2 diabetes: is prediction of diabetes and cardiovascular disease possible?'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

PROFESSOR HANS JOACHIM KREUTZER, Regensburg, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 6 February, in the Taylor Institution.

Convener: H.M. Brown, B.Litt., MA, D.Litt., University Lecturer (CUF) in German.

Subject: `Über die Musik in Goethes Faust.'

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`Schreiben an der Grenze': Writing in the Margins

JANKO FERK, SABINE GRUBER, and ALOIS HOTSCHNIG, Austrian authors currently touring British cities, will speak at 7 p.m. on Thursday, 1 March, in Lecture Room 6, New College. Admission is free.

The visit, which is part of the Oxford Festival of Austrian Culture, has been organised by Katja Gasser, and is sponsored by the Austrian Cultural Institute, London, and the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages.

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New seminar in Modern Languages

The following seminars will be held at 5.15 for 5.30 p.m. on Wednesdays in Lecture Room 6, New College.

Conveners: C.W.C. Williams, MA, D.Phil., Fellow and Tutor in French, New College, and K.J. Leeder, MA, Faculty Lecturer in German.

DR R. VILAIN, Royal Holloway College, London
7 Feb.: ` "The Negroes are taking over Europa" (Die Neger erobern Europa): Ivan Goll and Images of Africa in Berlin and Paris.'

DR K. TUNSTALL
28 Feb.: `Birth of a monster? Racine on silent film.'

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Oxford Graduate Seminar (Italian studies)

The following seminars and lectures will be held at 5 p.m. on the days shown in Room 2, the Taylor Institution.

DR C. CARUSO, St Andrews
Mon. 5 Feb.: `Guido Reni and Giovambattista Marino: The Massacre of the Innocents.' (Note change of date)

C. GIUNTA, Harvard
Tue. 20 Feb.: To be announced.

PROFESSOR M. PICONE, Zurich
Mon. 5 Mar.: `The theme of exile in Dante's Comedy.' (Paget Toynbee Lecture)

Tue. 6 Mar.: `Dante e Ovidio.' (Delivered in Italian0

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MODERN HISTORY, SOCIAL SCIENCES

Seminar in Economic and Social History

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Wharton Room, All Souls College.

Conveners: P.A. David, MA, Professor of Economics and Economic History, J. Humphries, MA (Ph.D. Cornell), Reader in Economic History, and A. Offer, MA, D.Phil., Chichele Professor of Economic History.

DR HUMPHRIES
6 Feb.: `Child labour in the Industrial Revolution.'

DR A. GODLEY, Reading
13 Feb.: `Globalisation, convergence, and inequality, 1870–1914.'

DR A. GREEN
20 Feb.: `Reinforcing difference and fostering community: railway construction and territorial fragmentation in Germany 1850–66.'

PROFESSOR M. DAUNTON, Cambridge
27 Feb.: `Monopolies and nuisances in Victorian cities.'

DR C. MCKENNA
6 Mar.: `The good, the bad, and the ugly: three case studies of American management consultants at work, 1910–70.'

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SOCIAL SCIENCES

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on the days shown in Nuffield College.

Convener: B.E. Shafer, MA, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of American Government.

J.A. BARNES, National Journal
Tue. 6 Feb., Clay Room: `The invisible primary and the hidden campaign: elite politics, 2001.'

PROFESSOR C.O. JONES, Wisconsin
Wed. 7 Feb., Chester Room: `Presidential leadership in a government of parties: the APSA Parties Report fifty years later.'

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British Government and Politics

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m on Fridays in Brasenose College.

Conveners: V.B. Bogdanor, MA, Professor of Politics and Government, and D.E. Butler, MA, D.Phil., Emeritus Fellow, Nuffield College.

DR EVAN HARRIS, MP
2 Feb.: `Liberal Democrat strategy.'

PROFESSOR ROBERT WORCESTER, MORI
9 Feb.: `Politics and the polls.'

THERESA MAY, MP, Shadow Secretary for Education and Employment
16 Feb.: `The organisation of the Conservative Party.'

SIR RICHARD WILSON, Secretary to the Cabinet and Head of the Home Civil Service
23 Feb.: `Civil service reform.'

JULIA SOMERVILLE, ITN
2 Mar.: `Politics and the media.'

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Politics and constitutional change under Labour: amended notice

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Summer Common Room, Magdalen College.

This notice replaces previous announcments. Arrangements for the 12 February and 19 February seminars are now as given below.

Conveners: Sir Michael Wheeler-Booth, Dr Stewart Wood, and Dr Christopher Brooke.

THE RT. HON. MRS MARGARET BECKETT, MP, Leader of the Commons
5 Feb., 5.30 p.m.: `Modernising the Commons.'

PROFESSOR ROBERT HAZELL, Head of Constitution Unit, UCL
12 Feb.: `Should the House of Commons sometimes be an English Parliament?'

BILL MORRIS, President, TUC, and General Secretary, Transport and General Workers' Union
19 Feb.: `Trade unions and New Labour.'

SIR MURDO MACLEAN, ex-Private Secretary, Government Chief Whip Commons, and MRS MARY ROBERTSON, Private Secretary to the Leader and Chief Whip, Lords
26 Feb.: `Organising the Government's business in Parliament.'

THE RT. HON. BARONESS DEAN, formerly General Secretary, SOGAT, member PHSC
5 Mar.: `The House of Lord appointments system and the Political Honours Scrutiny Committee: how they work.'

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Current issues in social policy

Unless indicated otherwise, the following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in Barnett House, Wellington Square.

Conveners: T. Smith, MA, Director of the Department of Social Policy and Social Work, G.A.N. Smith, B.Phil., MA, University Research Lecturer, J.E. Lewis, MA, Barnett Professor of Social Policy, and M.W.J. Noble, MA, University Lecturer in Social Policy.

PROFESSOR R. LISTER, Loughborough
6 Feb.: `To RIO via the Third Way: a critical evaluation of New Labour's Third Way in welfare.'

DR J. FALKINGHAM, LSE
13 Feb.: To be announced.

DR A. ANHEIER, LSE
20 Feb.: `The third sector in Europe: growth and transformation.'

PROFESSOR J. CLASEN, Stirling
27 Feb., 4 p.m.: `The contributory principle: a paradox within contemporary British social policy?'

PROFESSOR LEWIS
6 Mar.: `The gender settlement and social provision: from male

breadwinner to adult worker model.'

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OXFORD COLLEGES ADMISSIONS OFFICE

Admissions Seminars 2001

DR KEITH TRIGWELL, Principal Research Fellow, Institute for the Advancement of University Learning, will give a seminar at 12.30 p.m. on Friday, 2 February, in the Danson Room, Trinity College.

Subject: `An investigation into the learning process at Oxford: implications for admissions.'

This is one of a series of occasional seminars to be organised by the Admissions Office throughout the academic year on topics related to undergraduate admissions and selection. All Tutors for Admissions are invited. It is expected that the seminar will end around 1.30 p.m. Light refreshments will be available.

Anyone wishing to attend is asked to contact Louise Horsfall, Project Officer, Oxford Colleges Admissions Office (telephone: (2)70571, e-mail: louise.horsfall@admin.ox.ac.uk).

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RUSKIN SCHOOL OF DRAWING AND FINE ART

Ruskin then and now

The following lectures will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Examination Schools. The series has been organised to coincide with the exhibition `Praeterita: a series of photographs suggested by the autobiography of John Ruskin', by John Riddy, which will be shown at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, 19 January–23 February.

STEPHEN BURY
6 Feb.: `Ruskin and slavery.'

DINAH BIRCH
13 Feb.: `Ruskin and the education of communities.'

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ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE INSTITUTE

Unless indicated otherwise, the following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Senior Common Room, the School of Geography and the Evironment.

R. THERIVEL, Oxford Brookes
5 Feb.: `Sustainability appraisal for the Ministry of Defence.'

T. DAWSON
12 Feb.: Showing of film: discovery documentary on coral reefs.

S. KEAY-BRIGHT, EEB campaigner
19 Feb.: `Environmental lobbying and campaigning in the EU.'

P. FREUND, IEA Greenhouse Gas Research and Development
26 Feb.: `Achieving deep reductions in greenhouse gas emissions: a hydrogen economy.'

PROFESSOR R. MAY
5 Mar., Lecture Theatre A, Zoology Department: `We recommend: reflections on five years in Whitehall.'

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MODERN EUROPEAN HISTORY RESEARCH CENTRE

PROFESSOR HANS MOMMSEN will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 19 February, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `The German resistance movement and the Holocaust.'

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LANGUAGE CENTRE

Lunctime seminars in applied linguistics

The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursdays in the Language Centre, 12 Woodstock Road. Light refreshments will be available in the Language Centre reception area from 12.30 p.m.

M. CHARLES
8 Feb.: `Exploiting the Oxford Academic Text Corpus: authorial stance in politics and materials science theses.'

DR M.-M. KENNING, East Anglia
22 Feb.: `Concordancing and comprehension: using concordance output to predict pitfalls.'

DR C. WALTER, Cambridge
8 Mar.: `Working memory and the LC reading threshold.'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR SOCIO- LEGAL STUDIES

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Wolfson College.

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

DR M. COHN, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
5 Feb.: `Fuzzy legality in regulation: the legislative mandate reconsidered.'

DR PENG HWA ANG, Nanyane Technological University, Singapore
12 Feb.: `The myths of Internet content non- regulation.'

PROFESSOR G. HAY, Cornell
26 Feb.: `The challenges of competition policy.'

C. STEWART, Macquarie University
5 Mar.: `The tort of wrongful living: a wrong without a remedy?'

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LADY MARGARET HALL

Canada Seminars

PROFESSOR JAMES HELLIWELL, OC, Department of Economics, University of British Columbia, and McLean Professor of Canadian Studies 1999–2001, will lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Thursday, 22 February, in Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret Hall. There will be an opportunity to meet the speaker informally afterwards. Further information may be obtained from Vanessa Windsor, Lady Margaret Hall (telephone: Oxford (2)74302, e-mail: vanessa.windsor@lmh.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `Globalisation and the nation-state: whither Canada?'

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MANSFIELD COLLEGE

Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the ground-floor Council Room, Mansfield College. Admission is free and open to the public.

Details of the 20 February seminar will be announced later.

For further information contact Caroline Bastable, OCEES, Mansfield College, Mansfield Road, Oxford OX1 3TF (telephone and fax: Oxford (2)70886, e-mail: ocees@mansfield.ox.ac.uk).

A. DIXON, Sheffield Hallam
6 Feb.: `Fictional futures, sustainable stories.'

F. DODDS, Co-Ordinator, UNED-Forum
13 Feb.: `Environmental and social values in the international community.'

D. BRUCE, Church of Scotland Society, Religion and Technology Project
27 Feb.: `The ethics of GM crops and food.'

A. WILKINSON and F. MONKS, Shell International Petroleum Company
6 Mar.: `Sustainability in 2030.'

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Middle East Centre

PROFESSOR ERIK ZÜRCHER, Leiden, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 5 February, in the Middle East Centre, 68 Woodstock Road.

Subject: `Turkey: continuity and change from Empire to Republic.'

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UNIVERSITY COLLEGE

H.L.A. Hart Memorial Lecture in Jurisprudence and Political Philosophy

PROFESSOR R. DWORKIN, FBA, will deliver the Hart Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 13 February, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Hart's postscript and the point of political philosophy.'

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OXTALENT AND THE HUMANITIES COMPUTING UNIT

Digital Projects in Oxford

The following lectures will be given at 1 p.m. on Wednesdays in Lecture Room A, the Computing Services.

D. GRAY
7 Feb.: `A system for rewarding excellence in teaching: the International Medical Education Credit System (IMECS).'

M. ROACH, Warwick
14 Feb.: `The Technology Enhanced Learning in Research Led Institutions (TELR) project.'

A. BOWTELL
21 Feb.: `TI and the QAA experience.'

J. COOTE
28 Feb.: `Around the world again: putting the Forsters' Cook–Voyage Collection on the Web.'

B. KNURSHEED
7 Mar.: `Enabling Mothers to Understand Maternity (E-Mum): a telemonitoring project.'

T. WYATT
14 Mar.: `Collaborative projects in online learning: opportunities for Oxford.'

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SOCIETY FOR THE STUDY OF MEDIEVAL LANGUAGES AND LITERATURE

M.H. KEEN, FSA, FBA, will deliver the society's Open Lecture at 5 p.m. on Saturday, 24 February, in Lecture Room XXIII, Balliol College. Subject: `Medieval history: Angevin England through medieval eyes.'

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OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY FORUM

KATIE LOWE, University of Glasgow, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 9 February, in Rewley House.

Subject: `Stemma and lemma: variant texts in Old English charters.'

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