Lectures

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INAUGURAL LECTURES

Chichele Professor of Public International Law

PROFESSOR A.V. LOWE will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Monday, 14 May, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

Subject: `International law: the common pursuit.'

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Harold Vyvyan Harmsworth Professor of American History

PROFESSOR T.H. BREEN will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 15 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `The Lockean Moment: the languages of rights on the eve of the American Revolution.'

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Barnett Professor of Social Policy

PROFESSOR J.E. LEWIS will deliver her inaugural lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 7 June, in the Lecture Theatre, Rewley House.

Subject: `Pictures of welfare.'

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ILCHESTER LECTURE

PROFESSOR A. WACHTEL, Northwestern University, will delive an Ilchester Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 10 May, in the ground-floor lecture room, 47 Wellington Square.

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

Subject: `Chekhov's The Seagull as parody: symbols and expectations.'

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HUSSEY LECTURES ON THE CHURCH AND THE ARTS

PROFESSOR JONATHAN J.G. ALEXANDER, Professor of Fine Arts, New York University, will deliver the Hussey annual lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 17 May, in the Lecture Hall, the Taylor Institution.

Subject: `Christianity and the art of the illuminated manuscript in Europe in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.'

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MYRES MEMORIAL LECTURE

PROFESSOR AMÉLIE KUHRT, University College, London, will deliver the Myres Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 7 May, in the McGregor-Matthews Room, New College.

Subject: `Greeks in Persian and Babylonian perspective.'

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EMDEN LECTURE

PROFESSOR R.J. EVANS will deliver the Emden Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 9 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `The Germans in British public memory since 1945.'

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AUNG SAN SUU KYI LECTURE

SIR MARRACK GOULDING will deliver the inaugural Aung San Suu Kyi Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 8 May, in the Maplethorpe Building, St Hugh's College.

Subject: `Deliverance from evil.'

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CHARLES SIMONYI LECTURE

PROFESSOR JARED DIAMOND, University of California, Los Angeles, will deliver the third annual Charles Simonyi Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 9 May, in the Oxford Playhouse. Admission is by free ticket, obtainable from the Oxford Playhouse (telephone: Oxford 798600). Tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Simonyi Lecture is presented by the Oxford Playhouse and New College in association with the Department for Continuing Education. It will be introduced by Professor Richard Dawkins.

Subject: `Why did human history unfold differently on different continents for the last 13,000 years?'

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SIR JOHN HICKS LECTURE ON ECONOMIC HISTORY

PROFESSOR LARRY NEAL, University of Illinois, will deliver the Sir John Hicks Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 11 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Shocking developments in a theory of economic history.'

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GAISFORD LECTURE

DR R.L. HUNTER will deliver the Gaisford Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 17 May, in St John's College.

Subject: `Hesiod and Hellenistic poetry.'

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DAWKINS PRIZE FOR ANIMAL CONSERVATION: PRIZE LECTURE

DR IAIN DOUGLAS-HAMILTON, one of the world's foremost authorities on the African elephant, and founder of the charity Save the Elephants, will deliver the inaugural Dawkins Prize Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 25 May, in the University Museum of Natural History. Tickets are not required for admission. The lecture will be followed by a reception in the Museum.

Subject: `Can ivory towers help elephants?'

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J.W. JENKINSON MEMORIAL LECTURE

PROFESSOR M. TESSIER-LAVIGNE, Department of Anatomy and Biochemistry, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of California, San Francisco, will deliver a Jenkinsion Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 21 May, in Lecture Theatre A, the Zoology/Psychology Building, South Parks Road. Tickets are not required for admission.

Subject: `Wiring the brain: the logic and molecular mechanisms of axonal guidance.'

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CLARENDON LECTURES IN MANAGEMENT STUDIES

RONALD BURT, Professor of Sociology and Strategy, Graduate School of Business, Chicago, and Professor of Human Resources and Organisational Development, INSEAD, will deliver the Clarendon Lectures in Management Studies at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Examination Schools.

The lectures are free and open to the public. Further information may be obtained from Martha Michael (telephone: Oxford 267859, fax: 267741, e-mail: michaelm@oup.co.uk).

Tue. 15 May: `Social capital and structural holes: creating and delivering value.'

Wed. 16 May: `Trust: gossip, bandwidth, and echo.'

Thur. 17 May: `Reputation: etiology and consequences.'

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ASTOR LECTURES

PROFESSOR CARYL EMERSON (Princeton University), Astor Lecturer, and Distinguished Visiting Fellow, European Humanities Research Centre, will lecture at 5 p.m. on the following days.

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

Thur. 24 May, Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty: `Mussorgsky and the Russian art-song.' (Illustrated lecture, with Philip Bullock, pianist)

Fri. 25 May, Lecture Room 2, Taylor Institution: `Bakhtin's Carnival and the continuation of the world.'

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DOROTHY ROWE MEMORIAL LECTURE

PROFESSOR THOMAS SCHUMACHER, Dean of the School of Architecture, University of Maryland, will deliver the Dorothy Rowe Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 18 May, in the Auditorium, Magdalen College (Longwall entrance).

Subject: `When Terragni spoke to Dante: the Danteum of Terragni and Fascist architecture as propaganda.'

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LAW

The function of law in the international community (seminar series): law, war, and the peaceful settlement of disputes

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Chester Room, Nuffield College. Details of the seminars on 23 May and 30 May will be announced later.

Convener: G.S. Goodwin-Gill, MA, D.Phil. Professor of International Refugee Law.

PROFESSOR A. ROBERTS
9 May: `Enforcement of international humanitarian law—challenges for the UN Security Council and UN member states.'

PROFESSOR SHINYA MURASE, Sophia University, Tokyo
16 May: `Unilateral measures and the concept of opposability in international law: the case of NATO actions over Kosovo.'

PROFESSOR R. MÜLLERSON, King's College, London
6 June: `Human rights diplomacy.'

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Beyond democracy and the nation-state: emerging conceptions of legitimacy and accountability in the intersection between trade and regulation

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Wolfson College. Further information may be obtained from Ms Bronwen Morgan (e-mail: bronwen.morgan@st-hildas.ox.ac.uk).

Conveners: B.M. Morgan, MA, University Lecturer (CUF) in Law, and J.P.F. Holmes, BCL, MA, Harvey McGregor Fellow in Law, New College.

PROFESSOR S. PICCIOTTO, Lancaster
Fri. 4 May, 3.30 p.m.: `Law and democracy in global governance.'

M. EVERSON, Birkbeck College, London
14 May: `The crisis of indeterminacy: a deliberative law of European market administration?'

PROFESSOR J. JACKSON, Georgetown
21 May: `The impacts of the WTO on regulation: tensions between globalisation, sovereignty, and subsidiarity.'

D. CASS, LSE
28 May: `The constitutionalisation of international trade law.'

D. CHALMERS, LSE
4 June: `The discipline of plural constitutions in postnational Brazil.'

DR P. CONCONI, Warwick
11 June: `The viability of multilateral co-operation: issue linkage and issue tie-in in international negotiations.'

PROFESSOR E. RUBIN, Pennsylvania
18 June: `Rethinking human rights.'

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LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Department of Zoology

Unless otherwise stated, the following departmental seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Mondays in Lecture Theatre B, the Department of Zoology.

Conveners: Dr M. Charleston and Dr A. Parker.

DR F. RATNIEKS, Sheffield
Thur. 3 May: `Kin selection theory: novel tests and predictions from reproductive conflict in insect societies.' (Joint Departmental and Animal Behaviour and Ecology seminar)

PROFESSOR D. DENNETT, Tufts University
14 May, Lecture Theatre A: `Evolution and human action.'

DR P. CHAMBERS, Department of the Environment
21 May: `The UK's Climate Change Programme.'

PROFESSOR N. MARTINEZ, San Francisco State University
Thur. 31 May: to be announced.

DR R. THOMAS, Natural History Museum, London
4 June: `On hox genes.' (Title to be confirmed)

PROFESSOR E. BONCINELLI, DIBIT, Milan
11 June, 5 p.m.: `The development of the cerebral cortex.' (Jenkinson Lecture)

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Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics

The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Fridays in Lecture Theate 1, the Department of Biochemistry.

Convener: M.S.P. Sansom, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Molecular Biophysics.

PROFESSOR N. ISAACS, Glasgow
11 May: `How neurotoxins bind to nerve cells—the structure of a complex between tetanus toxin and a ganglioside.'

DR P. BOOTH, Bristol
18 May: `The difficult world of membrane protein folding.'

DR L. CAVES, York
25 May: `Computational approaches to biomolecular mechanics.'

PROFESSOR J.R. HELLIWELL
1 June: `The crystallographic structure analyses of crustocyanin.'

PROFESSOR MOTOHIRO NISHIO, CHPI Institute, Tokyo, Japan
8 June: `The Ch/pi interaction: nature and its consequences, with special emphasis on the structure of proteins, DNA, and their complexes.'

DR J. GRIMES
15 June: `Initiating rna-dependent rna polymerisation.'

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LITERAE HUMANIORES

Archive of performances of Greek and Roman drama

PROFESSOR D. WILES, Professor of Drama, Theatre, and Media Studies, Royal Holloway College, London, will lecture at 3.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 9 May, in the Headley Lecture Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum.

Conveners: O.P. Taplin, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Classical Languages and Literature, and E.M. Hall, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer (CUF) in Classical Languages.

Subject: `The use of masks in modern performances of Greek drama.'

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Philosophy of Physics Seminars

The following seminars will take place at 4 p.m. on Thursdays. The seminars will be given in the Wharton Room, All Souls College, in weeks 5, 6, and 7; in the Hovenden Room, All Souls College, in weeks 4 and 8; and in the Philosophy Centre, 10 Merton Street, in weeks 2 and 3.

Conveners: H.R. Brown, MA, Reader in Philosophy, J.N. Butterfield, MA, Senior Research Fellow, All Souls College, and S. Saunders, MA, University Lecturer in the Philosophy of Science.

DR F. MULLER, Utrecht
3 May: `Refutability revamped: whether and how quantum mechanics saves the phenomena.'

PROFESSOR I. AITCHISON
10 May: `Topics in thermal field theory.'

DR H. ZINKERNAGEL, Madrid
17 May: `The cosmological constant problem—what do we really know about the quantum vacuum?'

PROFESSOR L. SMOLIN, Imperial College, London
24 May: `Why time is necessary to make sense of cosmology.'

DR Y. PIERSEAUX, Brussels
31 May: `Poincaré's Special Relativity with classical clocks and Einstein's Special Relativity with quantum clocks.'

PROFESSOR G. BACCIAGALUPPI, Berkeley
7 June: to be announced.

PROFESSOR J. SILK 14 June: to be announced.

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MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Department of Atomic and Laser Physics

The following seminars will be held at 1.45 p.m. on Mondays in the Lindemann Lecture Theatre.

DR R.W. MCCULLOUGH, Belfast
14 May: `State selective electron capture by low energy state prepared ions.'

A. SHORT
21 May: `Momentum kicks in quantum diffraction.'

S. HOOKER
11 June: `A new type of waveguide for table-top soft X-ray lasers and miniature particle accelerators.'

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Physical Earth Sciences Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Fridays in the coffee room, the Department of Earth Sciences.

Convener: Dr T. Wright, Department of Earth Sciences.

M. WIDDOWSON, Open University
4 May: `Timing, duration, and environmental impact of the Deccan Traps continental flood basalts.'

R. ARCHULETA, University of California, Santa Barbara
11 May: `Slip weakening and its effect on radiated seismic energy.'

G. HOUSEMAN, Leeds
18 May: `The dynamical stability of continental lithosphere.'

R. MADARIAGA, École Normale Supérieure, Paris
25 May: `Dynamics of the 1922 Landers earthquake: segmentation and heterogeneity of the seismic source.'

M. BECKER
1 June: `Defining geological boundaries in the Late Paleozoic: applications of U-Pb to sedimentary calcite.'

J. NEUBURG, Leeds
8 June: `Volcanic seismicity and its interpretation.'

C. MACNIOCAILL
15 June: `Geomagnetic excursions: aborted reversals or just standard fluctuations?'

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Department of Materials: colloquia

The following colloquia will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Hume-Rothery Lecture Room, the Department of Materials.

Convener: J.D. Hunt, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Materials Science.

PROFESSOR S. SHAW, DERA, Farnborough
10 May: `The development of novel composite matrices: from polymer chemistry to mechanical characterisation.' (Interdepartmental Polymer Seminar)

PROFESSOR N. BOURNE, RMCS, Shrivenham
17 May: `High strain-rate loading of inert and reactive materials.'

PROFESSOR V. VADGAMA, Queen Mary and Westfield College, London
24 May: `Membrane constructs for biosensor stabilisation in "real" samples.'

PROFESSOR J. PETHICA
31 May: `Nanoscience and nanotechnology.'

DR A. ARDAVAN
7 June: `Organic molecular conductors: new physics of metals in high magnetic fields.' (Interdepartmenal Condensed Matter Seminar)

PROFESSOR M. VICTORIA, EPFL-CRPP Fusion Technology Materials 32 Villigen, Switzerland
14 June: `The mechanisms of radiation hardening in pure metals and alloys.'

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Condensed Matter Seminars

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Simon Room, the Clarendon Laboratory. Two lectures will be given at the 14 June meeting.

Details of the seminar to be held on 31 May will be announced later.

Conveners: J.F. Ryan, MA, Professor of Physics, and J.T. Chalker, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in Physics.

DR M. LEES, Warwick
10 May: `Electronic, magnetic, and structural properties of rare earth manganites.'

DR S. LANGRIDGE, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
17 May: `Quantifying magnetic domain correlations in antiferromagnetically coupled multilayers.'

DR P. SANTINI
24 May: `Non-dipolar degrees of freedom in the magnetism of rare-earth and actinide compounds.'

PROFESSOR M. RICE, ETH, Zurich
7 June: `Is Luttinger's Theorem sacrosanct?'

DR K. SHIMIZU, Osaka University
14 June: `Search for superconductivity under ultra-high pressure.' (Sir Martin Wood Prize Lectures)

DR T. KIZUKA, Nagoya University
14 June: `Simultaneous observation of millisecond dynamics in atomistic structure, force, and conductance on the basis of transmission electron microscopy in solid point contacts.'

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MEDICAL SCIENCES

Oxford Clinical Neurosciences Lectures

The following lectures will be given at 11.30 a.m. on Fridays in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

DR R. LANE, West London Neurosciences Centre, Charing Cross Hospital
11 May: `Heterogeneity in chronic fatigue syndrome.'

DR C. CLARKE, Division of Neuroscience, City Hospital, Birmingham
15 June: `The future of dopamine agonists in Parkinson's disease.'

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Pharmacology and anatomical neuropharmacology seminars

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Lecture Theatre, the Department of Pharmacology. Details of the final seminar (12 June) will be announced later.

DR E. TOESCU, Birmingham
8 May: `Neuronal ageing: beyond the calcium hypothesis.'

PROFESSOR M. SPYER, University College, London
15 May: `A role for central purinoreceptors in respiratory control.'

DR A. SILVER, University College, London
22 May: `Activation of presynaptic mGluRs and postsynaptic AMPA receptors by glutamate spillover.'

DR J. ROBBINS, King's College, London
29 May: `K-channels, cyclic ADP-ribose, neuronal hyperexcitability, and QT interval.'

DR R.J. EVANS, Leicester
5 June: `P2X1 receptors for ATP; physiological roles in the control of male fertility, bladder function, and blood pressure and the molecular basis of their properties.'

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MODERN HISTORY

Special Faculty Lecture

PROFESSOR W.R. LOUIS, University of Texas, will deliver the annual Special Faculty Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 11 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Oxford's empire: imperial history at Oxford.'

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Commonwealth History Seminar: Childhood and empire

This workshop will be held on Friday, 11 May, in the Modern History Faculty Building. The presentations will be followed by a period of discussion at 3.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR T. RAYCHAUDHURI
9.30 a.m.: `A politicised childhood in a place without trains.'

DR E. BUETTNER, York
10.15 a.m.: `Moving beyond stereotypes: British children in late imperial India in wider historical contexts.'

PROFESSOR M. CHAMBERLAIN, Oxford Brookes
11.30 a.m.: `Growing up in the British West Indies.'

DR A. DAVIN, Middlesex
2 p.m.: `Two early twentieth-century childhoods "half the world away".'

DR K. CASTLE, North London
2.45 p.m.: `Children's magazines and the end of empire.'

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Modern History Research Centre

Europaeum Lecture

PROFESSOR P. BURRIN, Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva, will deliver the Europaeum Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 16 May, in the Taylor Institution.

Subject: `Strands of Nazi antisemitism.'

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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: Dr R. Allen, Professor P.A. David, Mr N.H. Dimsdale, Dr K.J. Humphries, and Professor A. Offer.

MR DIMSDALE
8 May: `Real interest rates since 1875.'

DR Y. YAFEH, Jerusalem
15 May: `Emerging market spreads: then versus now.'

PROFESSOR C. THIRTLE, Imperial College
22 May: `Testing the induced innovation hypothesis: an error correction model of US agriculture.'

PROFESSOR DAVID
29 May: `History matters.'

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SOCIAL SCIENCES

African Studies Seminars

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Fellows' Dining Room, St Antony's College.

Two student transfer papers will be given at the meeting on 31 May.

Conveners: Professor William Beinart, Insa Nolte, and Christopher Saunders.

R. GORDON, Vermont
3 May: `Gathering the hunters: early science in Namibia.'

V. KWASHIRAI
10 May: `Forestry and conservation in Zimbabwe.'

K. BARBER, Birmingham
17 May: `Social histories of reading in Africa.'

R. ROSS, Leiden
24 May: `The making of the Kat River landscape in the nineteenth-century Cape.'

K. MATHIESEN
31 May: `Literacy in South Africa.'

C. SATO
31 May: `Some characteristics of rural social movements in South Africa, 1970–90.'

C. SAUNDERS, Cape Town
7 June: `The transition from apartheid to democracy in Namibia and South Africa; some comparisons.'

M. CLARKE, Oxfam
14 June: `Losekeyi: "a very dangerous and intriguing woman"?'

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African Studies: extra seminars

The following extra seminars will be held in the Deakin Room, St Antony's College.

Conveners: Professor William Beinart, Insa Nolte, and Christopher Saunders.

C. WELCH
Tue. 1 May, 5 p.m.: `Human rights in Africa.'

D. POSEL
Fri. 11 May, 1 p.m.: `Race classification in Apartheid South Africa.'

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African Studies: other meetings

An informal African environmental and environmental history seminar will be held on Thursdays, at lunchtimes. Details may be obtained from Dawn Nell, St Antony's College (e- mail: dawn.nell@sant.ox.ac.uk).

Day workshops will be held on Saturday, 12 May (`Researching Africa'); Saturday, 9 June (`Chieftaincy in Africa'); and Saturday, 16 June (Zimbabwe Research Day).

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RESEARCH LABORATORY FOR ARCHAEOLOGY AND THE HISTORY OF ART

The following seminars will be held at 10.30 a.m. on Thursdays in the Library, the Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art.

Convener: M.S. Tite, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Archaeological Science.

K. SPENCE, Cambridge
3 May: `Ancient Egyptian astronomy and the astronomical orientiation of the pyramids.'

C. JACKSON, Sheffield
17 May: `Glass by design? Raw materials, recipes, and compositional data.'

N. BRODIE, Cambridge
7 June: `The Illicit Antiquities Research Centre.'

A. LIVINGSTONE SMITH, Free University of Brussels
14 June: `The reconstruction of pottery manufacturing processes: ethnographic data and archaeological method.'

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SAÏD BUSINESS SCHOOL

Interdepartmental Finance Seminars

the following seminars will be held at 12.30 p.m. on Fridays in the Lecture Room (Staircase L), Nuffield College.

Enquiries should be addressed to Elaine Durham, Saïd Business School, 59 George Street, Oxford OX1 2BE (telephone: Oxford (2)88683, e-mail: elaine.durham@sbs.ox.ac.uk).

Conveners: Alexander Gümbel (Saïd Business School), Neil Shephard (Economics), and Sam Howison (Mathematics).

C. ROGER, Bath
4 May: `Monte Carlo valuation of American options.'

M. SALMON, City University Business School
11 May: `Using copulae to measure the dependency between non-Gaussian assets in finance: risk management and option pricing.'

J. HASBROOK, NYU Stern School of Business
16 May: `Intraday price discovery in US equity index markets.'

B. HALL, Berkeley
18 May: `Market value and patent citations: a first look.'

JIAN WANG, MIT Sloan School of Management
25 May: `Trading volume: implications from an intertemporal asset pricing model.'

R. KIEFER, London Business School
1 June: `Wealth transfers during distressed equity issues.'

S. BASAK, London Business School
8 June: `A model of credit risk, optimal policies, and asset prices.'

MASAKO UEDA, University Pompeu Fabra
15 June: `Does innovation spur venture capital?'

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P.D. Leake Lectures in Accounting 2001

The following lectures will be given as shown in the Mary Sunley Conference Centre, St Catherine's College. Each lecture will be followed by a discussion.

Further details may be obtained from Deborah Lisburne, Saïd Business School (telephone: 228521, e-mail: deborah.lisburne@sbs.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR M.W. NELSON, Cornell
Tue. 15 May, 9.30 a.m.: `Managers' and auditors' decisions concerning earnings management.'

PROFESSOR R. LIBBY, Cornell
Tue. 15 May, 2.30 p.m.: `Investors' and analyts' interpretations of accounting disclosures.'

PROFESSOR R. BLOOMFIELD, Cornell
Wed. 16 May, 9 a.m.: `Individual decisions and market inefficiency: causes and effects.'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES AND THE CENTRE FOR INDIAN STUDIES, ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

MR SALMAN KHURSHID, former Foreign Minister, Republic of India, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 22 May, in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, George Street.

Subject: `Muslims and Indian democracy.'

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KEBLE COLLEGE

Eric Symes Abbott Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR S. CLARK, University of Liverpool, will deliver the Eric Symes Abbott Memorial Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Friday, 11 May, in the chapel, Keble College.

Subject: `Deep time: does it matter?'

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LADY MARGARET HALL

Canada Seminars

H.E. MR JEREMY KINSMAN, High Commissioner for Canada, will speak at the seminar to be held at 5.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 16 May, in the Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret Hall. There will be an opportunity to meet the speaker informally afterwards. Enquiries should be directed to Vanessa Windsor, Lady Margaret Hall (telephone: Oxford (2)74302, e-mail: vanessa.windsor@lmh.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `Power to the people—where does it leave a nice middle power with good intentions?'

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MAGDALEN COLLEGE

Waynflete Lectures

Seeing the Grail: the dynamics of a medieval myth

PROFESSOR M. ALISON STONES, University of Pittsburgh, will deliver the Waynflete Lectures at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Grove Auditorium, Magdalen College.

9 May: `The cultural context I: sacred objects, chosen people—the Chalice of the Lord, Joseph of Arimathea, the Maries, and the Grail Winners.'

16 May: `The cultural context II: sacred places and quests—France, Britain, and the Holy Land.'

23 May: `Structures and transformations: patterns of rejection and reception—patrons and makers.'

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

European Studies Centre

Regionalism and regional policies in Europe

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Fridays in the seminar room, the European Studies Centre, 70 Woodstock Road.

Convener: Professor Ilaria Poggiolini, University of Pavia.

DR B. GIRVIN, Glasgow
4 May: `The politics of Irish economic success: the impact of social change, the EU, and regional policy.'

DR R. LEONARDI, European Institute, LSE
11 May: `Cohesion policy in the European Union: myths and realities.'

DR M. EMERSON, Centre for European Policy Studies and LSE
18 May: ` "From the Balkans to the Caucasus": forming and reforming the stability pacts for borderline Europe.'

DR S. GREEN, Institute for German Studies, University of Birmingham
25 May: `Bavaria and the European Union.'

P. GRAZIANA, Florence
1 June: `Recent trends in Italian regional politics.'

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Germany and the European East in the twentieth century

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the seminar room, the European Studies Centre, 70 Woodstock Road.

Conveners: Dr E. Mühle, Marburg and St Antony's College, and Dr A.J. Nicholls, Professor of Modern German History.

PROFESSOR P. KRÜGER, Marburg
4 May: `The European East and Weimar Germany.'

PROFESSOR H. LEMBERG, Marburg
11 May: `Czechs and Germans from the interwar period until the Prague Spring.'

PROFESSOR G. HIRSCHFIELD, Stuttgart
18 May: `The European East and Nazi Germany.'

PROFESSOR M.G. MÜLLER, Halle/S.
25 May: `Poland and Germany, 1900–80.'

DR G. VON PISTHIKORS, Göttingen/Berlin
8 June: `Germany and the Soviet Union.'

PROFESSOR A. SCMIDT, Hamburg
15 June: `West-German postwar society and the European East.'

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TRINITY COLLEGE

Margaret Howard Lecture

SIR LOUIS BLOM-COOPER, QC, will deliver the Margaret Howard Lecture at 5.45 p.m. on Thursday, 31 May, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building. Admission is free. A reception will be held after the lecture.

Subject: `Judges among the literati.'

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WOLFSON COLLEGE

Annual Isaiah Berlin Lecture

PROFESSOR JARED DIAMOND, Professor of Physiology, UCLA School of Medicine, will deliver the annual Isaiah Berlin Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 10 May, in Wolfson College.

Subject: `Ecological collapses of pre-industrial societies.'

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OXFORD ITALIAN ASSOCIATION

Lectures

The following lectures will be given as shown. With the exception of the lecture on 18 May, to which admission is free, admission costs £1 for members, and £3 for non- members (students under thirty are admitted without charge).

Further information about these events, or about the association, may be obtained from the Honorary Secretary (telephone: Oxford 377479, fax: 847034, e-mail: pmilner@clara.net).

DR T. SCHUMACHER, University of Maryland
Fri. 18 May, 5 p.m., the Auditorium, Magdalen College: `When Terragni spoke to Dante: the Danteum of Terragni and fascist architecture as propaganda.' (Dorothy Rowe Memorial Lecture)

DR J. FLETCHER, Courtauld Institute
Wed. 23 May, 7.45 for 8 p.m., Mary Ogilvie Theatre, St Anne's College: `Renaissance portraits through Venetian eyes.'

G. SEIDMANN
Thur. 7 June, 7.45 for 8 p.m., Mary Ogilvie Theatre, St Anne's College: `A prince's scam on a princely scale.'

Other events

Mon. 14 May, 7.45 for 8 p.m., 48 Common Room, St Anne's College: conversazione in italiano. Admission free.

Thur. 31 May: tutored wine-tasting, `Flying winemakers in Italy', with Dr Alan Milner, Trinity College. This is a ticket-only event (tickets £7.50). Telephone Oxford 377479 for further information or to book a place.

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OXFORD ASIAN TEXTILE GROUP

ROSEMARY CRILL, Victoria and Albert Museum, will lecture at 5.45 p.m. on Wednesday, 9 May, in the Pitt Rivers Museum Research Centre, 64 Banbury Road. Admission for visitors costs £2.

Subject: `Indian painted cotton and chintz.'

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