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CARLYLE LECTURES

DR NOEL MALCOLM will deliver the Carlyle Lectures at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Examination Schools, in weeks three to eight of Hilary Term.

Subject: `Islam, the Ottomans, and "Oriental Despotism" in western thought, c.1400–c.1800.'

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE, MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES, MODERN HISTORY

Language and history: an interdisciplinary seminar

Amended notice

DR DAVID HOWLETT will speak in place of the announced speaker, Rebecca Hughes, at the seminar to be held on Tuesday, 6 March, in Oriel College.

Conveners: D.F. Cram, MA, University Lecturer in Linguistics, R.J.W. Evans, MA, D.Phil., Regius Professor of Modern History, and S. Romaine, MA, Merton Professor of English Language.

Subject: `The invention of literary languages in the British Isles.'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

A bilingual reading and discussion with leading Austrian writers RAOUL SCHROTT and EVELYN SCHLAG, and their translators IAIN GALBRAITH and KAREN LEEDER, will be held at 12 noon on Monday, 5 March, in Lecture Room 6, New College. This event is part of an Arts Council sponsored national tour and of the Oxford Austrian Cultural Festival.

Convener: K.J. Leeder, MA, Faculty Lecturer in German.

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MUSIC

DR RAINER KLEINERTZ, Regensburg, will lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Monday, 5 March, in the Denis Arnold Hall, the Music Faculty. The lecture is open to the public.

Subject: `The scene of annunciation in Wagner's Walküre: a turning point in the genesis and structure of the Ring.'

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OXFORD COLLEGES ADMISSIONS OFFICE

Curriculum 2000 Seminars

The Oxford Colleges Admissions Office would like to invite all admissions and teaching staff in colleges and departments to a seminar on the new Post-16 Curriculum at 12.30 p.m. on Monday, 12 March, in the Linbury Building, Worcester College.

PAM MORRIS, Principal Officer 14--19 Curriculum at the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority, will give a presentation about the new curriculum and the patterns of AS and A2 subjects emerging from schools. There will be time for questions and discussion. The seminar is expected to end at 2 p.m. The Admissions Office hopes that this seminar will be useful for anyone involved in admissions and advising candidates about making an application to Oxford. All are welcome. A sandwich lunch will be provided.

Anyone who would like to attend the seminar should contact Louise Horsfall, Project Officer, Oxford Colleges Admissions Office, by Wednesday, 7 March (e-mail: louise.horsfall@admin.ox.ac.uk).

The Admissions Office would also like to give advance notice of a subject specialist Curriculum 2000 seminar for the Mathematical and Physical Sciences, to be held on 23 April. More details will be sent out to colleges and departments soon.

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INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING

Phenomenography Research Seminar

Phenomenography is a qualitative approach to research that seeks to map the qualitative variation in the experience of a phenomenon. This research perspective is becoming increasingly popular in Northern Europe, South East Asia, and Australia, but the field is still in its infancy in the UK. This seminar, being presented by the Institute for the Advancement of University Learning, will focus on the methodology and outcomes of this research approach.

It will take place on Wednesday, 5 September, 9 a.m.--5 p.m., in New College. The full cost for the day (including lunch, and tea/coffee) is £35. The Institute anticipates arranging an evening meal for the group the night before the event.

The seminar will be oriented towards researchers engaged in phenomenographic studies. Presentations (of new work) will be limited to three to four papers and to less than half the total seminar time. A recent study combining phenomenography with analysis of metaphor will be the feature presentation. The whole group will work together for the day, and to make this manageable, overall numbers are limited to thirty-five.

Anyone who wishes to attend is asked to e-mail Dr Keith Trigwell (e-mail: keith.trigwell@learning.ox.ac.uk) indicating the experience he or she has had with phenomenography.

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DEPARTMENT OF BIOCHEMISTRY

Rodney Porter Memorial Lecture

STANLEY PRUSINER, Director of the Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases and Professor of Neurology and Biochemistry, University of California, San Francisco, will deliver the fourth Rodney Porter Memorial Lecture at 4 p.m. on Thursday, 31 May, in the University Museum of Natural History. Enquiries may be directed to Pauline Rudd (telephone: (2)75340), Fran Platt (telephone: (2)75725), or Kieran Clarke (telephone: (2)75255).

Subject: `The mad cow crisis.'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR HEBREW AND JEWISH STUDIES

ETGAR KERET, Israeli novelist, will lecture at 4.15 p.m. on Monday, 5 March, in the Faculty Room, the Oriental Institute, Pusey Lane.

Convener: G. Abramson, MA, Cowley Lecturer in Post-Biblical Hebrew.

Subject: `After ideology: Hebrew writing today.'

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LANGUAGE CENTRE

Lunchtime seminars in applied linguistics

DR C. WALTER, Cambridge, will give a seminar at 1 p.m. on Thursday, 8 March, in the Language Centre, 12 Woodstock Road. Light refreshments will be available from 12.30 p.m.

Subject: `Working memory and the L2 reading threshold.'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR SOCIO-LEGAL STUDIES

MR CAMERON STEWART, Lecturer in Law, Macquarie University, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Monday, 5 March, 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.

Subject: `The tort of wrongful living: a wrong without a remedy?'

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Latin American Centre

Seminar series

DR D. BRADING, Cambridge, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 6 March, in the Latin American Centre, 1 Church Walk.

Subject: `Mexican nationalism and Our Lady of Guadalupe.'

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TRINITY COLLEGE

Richard Hillary Lecture

IAN McEWAN will deliver the Richard Hillary Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 2 May, in the St Cross Building.

Subject: `Literature and human nature.'

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RIPON COLLEGE, CUDDESDON

Jaspers Lecture

DR DAVID LAW, Manchester, will deliver the Karl Jaspers Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 5 March, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Karl Jaspers and theology.'

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