Lectures

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ZAHAROFF LECTURE

PROFESSOR LUCE IRAGARAY, CNRS, Paris, will deliver the Zaharoff Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 9 November, in the Taylor Institution.

Subject: `Le partage de la parole.'

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SIR ISAIAH BERLIN LECTURES IN THE HISTORY OF IDEAS

The ambitions of curiosity: the development of systematic inquiry in ancient Greece and China

PROFESSOR SIR GEOFFREY LLOYD, Darwin College, Cambridge, will deliver the Sir Isaiah Berlin Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following Mondays in the Examination Schools.

Sir Geoffrey will be available to meet students at 12 noon on Mondays 23 and 30 October, and 6 and 13 November, in the Seminar Room, Corpus Christi College.

16 Oct.: `Histories, annals, myths.'

23 Oct.: `The modalities of prediction.'

30 Oct.: `The numbers of things.'

6 Nov.: `Applications and applicabilities.'

13 Nov.: `The language of learning.'

20 Nov.: `Individuals and institutions.'

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CYRIL FOSTER LECTURE 2000

MICHAEL CAMDESSUS, former Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, will deliver the Cyril Foster Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 9 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `International co-operation, peace, and development: thirteen years at the IMF reviewed.' (Provisional title)

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PROFESSOR OF POETRY

The end of the poem (lectures for the academic year 2000–1)

PROFESSOR PAUL MULDOON will lecture at 5 p.m. on the following Tuesdays in the Examination Schools.

Tue. 31 Oct.: `The end of the poem: "12 O'Clock News" by Elizabeth Bishop.'

Tue. 23 Jan. 2001: `The end of the poem: "I tried to think a lonelier thing" by Emily Dickinson.'

Tue. 8 May 2001: `The end of the poem: "I Remember" by Stevie Smith.'

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FORD'S LECTURES IN BRITISH HISTORY 2001

An age of transition? Economy and society in the later Middle Ages

PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER DYER, University of Birmingham, will deliver the Ford's Lectures in British History at 5 p.m. on the following Fridays in Hilary Term, in the Examination Schools.

19 Jan.: `A new Middle Ages.'

26 Jan.: `Community and privacy.'

2 Feb.: `Authority and freedom.'

9 Feb.: `Consumption and investment.'

16 Feb.: `Subsistence and markets.'

23 Feb.: `Leisure and work.'

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LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Department of Biochemistry (Genetics Unit): the molecular roots of evolution

The following seminars will be held at 12.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Large Lecture Theatre, the Department of Biochemistry.

Conveners: J.A. Hodgkin, MA, Professor of Genetics, and D.B. Roberts, MA, Reader in Genetics.

PROFESSOR R. DAWKINS
26 Oct.: `The organism as molecular ecosystem.'

DR E. HOLMES
2 Nov.: `Methods and applications of molecular phylogenetics.'

DR C. CHOTHIA, Cambridge
23 Nov.: `The evolution of protein domains.'

PROFESSOR T. CAVALIER-SMITH
30 Nov.: `The origin and early diversification of eukaryotes.'

PROFESSOR M. CHASE, Royal Botanic Garden, Kew
25 Jan.: `Molecular phylogenetics of the flowering plants.'

DR M. BLAXTER, Edinburgh
8 Feb.: `Molecular phylogeny of invertebrates.'

PROFESSOR P. HOLLAND, Reading
22 Feb.: `The origin of vertebrates and their genomes.'

PROFESSOR R. WARD
8 Mar.: `Human molecular evolution.'

PROFESSOR D. FINNEGAN, Edinburgh
26 Apr.: `The evolution of transposable elements.'

PROFESSOR P. SHARP, Nottingham
10 May: `Evolution of viruses.'

PROFESSOR J. HOWARD, Cologne
24 May: `The evolution of immunity.'

DR J. PECK, Sussex
7 June: `Sex causes altruism.'

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School of Geography

The following research seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Staff Common Room, the School of Geography.

Conveners: G.L. Clark, MA, Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography, A.S. Goudie, MA, Professor of Geography, and C.G. Clarke, MA, D.Phil., Professor Urban and Social Geography.

PROFESSOR F. SEMAZZI, Southampton
10 Oct.: `A study of the climate of eastern Africa using the regional climate modelling approach.'

PROFESSOR D. SUGDEN, Edinburgh
17 Oct.: `Glaciers, climate, and global change; a Patagonian perspective.'

PROFESSOR R. MUNTON, University College, London
24 Oct.: `Institutional readjustment: the Environmental Agency and sustainable development.'

DR J. DEFILLIPIS, King's College, London
31 Oct.: `A voyage to Lilliput? Collective ownership and local power in the global economy.'

PROFESSOR J. SLINGO, Reading
7 Nov.: `The fundamentals and impacts of El Niño.'

PROFESSOR B.L. TURNER II, Clark University, USA
14 Nov.: to be announced. (Clarendon Lecture)

R. GROVE-WHITE, Lancaster
21 Nov.: `Beneath the radar: environmentalism and the emerging politics of knowledge.'

DR S. LEUTZ, Max Planck Institute, Germany
28 Nov.: `The state and the globalisation of financial markets—banking and capital market regulation in transition.' (Co-sponsored by ESRC Future Governance)

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Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics

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

Convener: M.S.P. Sansom, MA, D.Phil., Reader in Molecular Biophysics.

DR A.J. TURBERFIELD
13 Oct.: `DNA nanostructures.'

DR A. LADURNER, Berkeley
20 Oct.: `Recognition of actylated histones by the general transcription factor TF11D: linking chromatin acetylation to transcriptional activation.'

DR T. LYKKE-MOLLER SORENSEN, Visiting Embo Fellow
27 Oct.: `Importance of stalk segment S5 for intramolecular communication in the (SR) CA2+-ATPase.'

DR J. VAN THOR, Visiting Embo Fellow
3 Nov.: `Switching states: molecular and structural aspects of intra-molecular signal transduction in photoreceptor proteins.'

DR R.J. LEWIS
10 Nov.: `Signal transduction through the sporulation response regulator, Spo0A.'

DR J. MCDONNELL
17 Nov.: `The structural basis for life and death in the BCL-2 family: the solution structure of the pro-apoptotic BID molecule.'

PROFESSOR I.R. GOULD, Imperial College, London
24 Nov.: `Lights, computers, action: investigation of myoglobin with QM/MM techniques and non-linear spectroscopy.'

PROFESSOR D. GANI, Birmingham
1 Dec.: `Probing ribosomal activities in regulating viral protein synthesis.'

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Department of Plant Sciences

The following research talks will be given at 4 p.m. on Thursdays in the Large Lecture Theatre, the Department of Plant Sciences.

DR J. NEWMAN
12 Oct.: `A bottom-up analysis of component community response to elevated CO2.'

DR D. FILATOV, Edinburgh
19 Oct.: `Evolution of sex chromosomes in Silene.'

DR M. MCCANN, John Innes Centre
26 Oct.: `Functional architecture of the plant cell wall.'

DR S. MAYER, GeneWatch UK
2 Nov.: `Why it is rational to question GM crops.'

DR L. BOGRE, Royal Holloway College, London
9 Nov.: `Signalling to cell division and more...'

PROFESSOR G. SALMOND, Cambridge
16 Nov.: `Quorum sensing, virulence, and secondary metabolite regulation in Erwinia.'

DR M. GRANT, Imperial College at Wye
23 Nov.: `Innate immunity and disease resistance: unravelling early signalling events during plant defence responses.'

DR F. BERGER, École Normale Supérieure, Lyon
30 Nov.: `Maternal and zygotic controls of endosperm polarisation in Arabidopsis.'

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Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology

Ethnicity and Identity Seminar Series

Corporate images and bureaucratic identities

The following seminars will be held at 11 a.m. on Fridays in the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology.

Conveners: Shirley Ardener, Ian Fowler, Laura Rival, and Jonathan Webber.

F. MOORE
13 Oct.: `British bureaucracy meets German bureaucracy; a study of global finance.'

S. ABRAM, Sheffield
20 Oct.: `Loyalty and confidence: personality and identity in a Norwegian district council.'

DR M. MCDONALD, Cambridge
27 Oct.: `Europe or Coca-Cola? Some problems at the Commission in Brussels.'

W. KELLY, Manchester Business School
3 Nov.: `Economic crisis and corporate identities of expratiate Japanese bankers.'

DR M. CHAPMAN, Leeds
10 Nov.: `The sincerity of corporate identities.'

DR A. COLES
17 Nov.: `Profiles of DIFID and aid agencies.'

H. CALLAN, Royal Anthropological Institute, London
24 Nov.: `Identities under construction: the case of international education.'

DR M. BERGHAHN, Berghahn Books, Oxford and New York
1 Dec.: `The culture and commerce of publishing.'

C. AKALE, Oxford Brookes
Date to be announced: `Cameroon femocrats: fitting the gender agenda into gendered political space.'

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LITERAE HUMANIORES

Bee-keeping in the Graeco-Roman world

This half-day conference will be held on Tuesday, 7 November, 2.15–7 p.m., in Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret Hall.

Conveners: S.R.F. Price, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer (CUF) in Ancient History and L.F. Nixon, MA, Research Associate.

Part 1: archaeological evidence for bee-keeping (including material from Sphakia, south-western Crete, which through the Sphakia Survey has produced one of the best assemblages of finds from the ancient world, and from Isthmia).

Part 2: DR EVA CRANE, the leading authority on world bee-keeping, will lecture on `The transmission of bee-keeping round the ancient Mediterranean.' Principal participants: Eva Crane, Jane Francis, John Ellis Jones, Lucia Nixon, Nicholas Purcell and Simon Price. There will also be a small display of bee-keeping artefacts.

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LITERAE HUMANIORES, ORIENTAL STUDIES

Art and war in the ancient world

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Lower Lecture Room, Lincoln College.

Conveners: J.R. Baines, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Egyptology, and R.R.R. Smith, MA, M.Phil., D.Phil., Lincoln Professor of Classical Archaeology and Art.

DR R. MOOREY
9 Oct.: `Symbolic statement and factual representation: images of victory in Sumer, .2500 BC.'

DR Z. BAHRANI, State University of New York, Stony Brook
16 Oct.: `The ideology of terror: Assyria and the art of war.'

PROFESSOR D. O'CONNOR, Institute of Fine Arts, New York
23 Oct.: `The art of war at Medinet Habu under Ramesses III (.1180–1150 BC).'

PROFESSOR M. ROAF, Munich
30 Oct.: `Art and war at the Achaemenid Court.'

PROFESSOR B. SMITH
6 Nov.: `Charisma, conquest, and the Macedonian art of war.'

DR G. WILLIAMSON
13 Nov.: `Aesthetics of violence: images between East and Greece.'

DR R. SCHNEIDER, Cambridge
20 Nov.: `Narratives of war in Rome.'

PROFESSOR T. HÖLSCHER, Heidelberg
27 Nov.: `Images of war: anthropological annihilations in antiquity.'

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LITERAE HUMANIORES, ORIENTAL STUDIES, AND THEOLOGY

Religions of the ancient Mediterranean world

PROFESSOR D. FRANKFURTER will give a seminar at 2.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 18 October, in the Seminar Room, Corpus Christi College.

Conveners: M. Goodman, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Jewish Studies, S.R.F. Price, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer (CUF) in Ancient History, and M. Edwards, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in Patristics.

Subject: `Native religion and divination in late antique Egypt.'

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MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Theoretical Chemistry Group Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Large Lecture Theatre, the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory.

Convener: M.S. Child, MA, Coulson Professor of Theoretical Chemistry.

DR J. HIRST, Nottingham
9 Oct.: `From the electronic structure of formamide to optical properties of proteins.'

DR R.E. MOSS, Southampton
16 Oct.: `Something old and something new about H2+.'

PROFESSOR M.W. FINNIS, Belfast
23 Oct.: `Predicting the structure of oxide interfaces including the effect of oxygen partial pressure.'

PROFESSOR G.A. VOTH, Utah
30 Oct.: `Feyman centroid dynamics.'

DR R. VUILLEUMIER, Pierre et Marie Curie University, Paris
6 Nov.: `Hardness and softness of solutes in aqueous solutions: a case study of the Na+ and Ag+ cations.'

DR M. DOVE, Cambridge
13 Nov.: to be announced.

DR N. GREEN, King's College, London
20 Nov.: `Competition in diffusion kinetics.'

PROFESSOR F. CALVO, CEA, Grenoble
27 Nov.: `Efficient exploration of complex energy landscapes: application to the thermodynamics and dynamics of finite systems.'

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Oxford Physics Colloquia

The following colloquia will be held at 4.15 p.m. on Fridays in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, the Clarendon Laboratory.

Conveners: D. Sherrington, MA, D.Phil., Wykeham Professor of Physics, and J.I. Silk, MA, D.Phil., Savilian Professor of Astronomy.

PROFESSOR L. MAIANI, Director-General, CERN, Geneva, and University of Rome `La Sapienza'
20 Oct.: `Perspectives in high energy particle physics.'

DR A. HART-DAVIS, broadcaster, photographer, and writer
27 Oct.: `The Lunaticks of Birmingham.'

PROFESSOR K. BURNETT
10 Nov.: `Coherent matter waves.'

PROFESSOR H.C. BERG, Harvard and King's College, London
17 Nov.: `Visualising bacterial flagella.'

DR T. ENCRENAZ, Observatoire de Paris, France
24 Nov.: `The study of planetary atmospheres by remote sensing.'

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Department of Materials: colloquia

The following colloquia will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Thursdays in LR7, the Engineering and Technology Building.

Conveners: J.D. Hunt, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Materials Science, and G.A.D. Briggs, MA, Reader in Materials.

PROFESSOR W. BONFIELD, Cambridge
12 Oct.: `Biomaterials and tissue engineering—opportunities for materials science.'

PROFESSOR A.L. JONES, Sheffield
19 Oct.: `The microscopic structure of polymer interfaces.' (Interdepartmental Polymer Seminar)

DR A. CEREZO
26 Oct.: `Atomic scale characterisation of thin film materials.'

DR D. CHERNS, Bristol
2 Nov.: `Blue lasers: electron microscopy of GaN heterostructures.' (Interdepartmental Condensed Matter Seminar)

DR S. ROBERTS
9 Nov.: `Crack tip plasticity and the brittle–ductile transition.'

DR A.J. TURBERFIELD
16 Nov.: `DNA nanostructures: molecular tweezers and hybridisation catalysis.' (Interdepartmental Condensed Matter Seminar)

DR I. BOUSTEAD, Boustead Consulting Ltd.
23 Nov.: `The use and misuse of life cycle assessment.'

PROFESSOR W.A. SOFFA, Pittsburgh
30 Nov.: `Massive transformation in Mn-Al ferromagnets.'

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MEDICAL SCIENCES

Oxford Clinical Neurosciences Lectures

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

DR G.T. PLANT, National Hospital, London
13 Oct.: `Neuro-ophthalmology.'

DR J. HADJIVASSILIOU, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield
17 Nov.: `The neurology of gluten sensitivity.'

DR H. CHAPEL
8 Dec.: `Uses and abuses of immunoglobulin therapy in neurological conditions.'

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Department of Psychiatry

The following guest lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Seminar Room, the Department of Psychiatry, the Warneford Hospital.

Convener: G.M. Goodwin, BM, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Psychiatry.

PROFESSOR L.E. DELISI, State University of New York
7 Nov.: `Schizophrenia as a lifetime disorder of brain plasticity.'

PROFESSOR M.A. RON, University College, London
21 Nov.: `Another look at the brain in schizophrenia.'

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Sir William Dunn School of Pathology

The following research seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Dunn School.

PROFESSOR K. GULL, Manchester
12 Oct.: `The genome RNA1 gene silencing and the cytoskeleton of African trypanosomes.'

PROFESSOR N. LA THANGUE, Glasgow
26 Oct.: `E2F and cell cycle control.'

PROFESSOR M. DAVIS
9 Nov.: `Visualising T cell recognition at both the cellular and molecular levels.'

PROFESSOR B. BORYSIEWICZ, University of Wales College of Medicine
16 Nov.: `Human papilloma virus specific immunity: progress to vaccine development.'

PROFESSOR S. GORDON
23 Nov.: `Macrophage receptors and their ligands: role in pattern recognition and tissue homeostasis.'

DR S. KENWRICK, Cambridge
30 Nov.: `Incontinentia pigmenti, a disorder of NF-kappaB function.'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Special Lecture

PROFESSOR S. GAUNTLETT, LaTrobe University, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 12 October, in 47 Wellington Square.

Convener: P.A. Mackridge, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Modern Greek.

Subject: `Rebetes, rebetika, and rebetology for the twenty- first century.'

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Graduate Seminar in Spanish Studies

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Taylor Institution.

Conveners: I.D.L. Michael, MA, King Alfonso XIII Professor of Spanish Studies, and C.P. Thompson, MA, D.Phil., Faculty Lecturer in Spanish.

DR R.D.F. PRING-MIILL
10 Oct.: `Neruda's Canto general: the evidence of the drafts.'

DR H.A. LEWIS, Edinburgh
17 Oct.: `Spanish folk-tales: theory and practice.'

PROFESSOR M. METZELTIN, Vienna
31 Oct.: `Lengua y poder bajo los Austrias.'

DR J. EDWARDS
7 Nov.: `Lorenzo Lucena, first Taylorian teacher of Spanish: an exile's life.'

G. NAVAZA, Galician writer
14 Nov.: `El cuento.'

DR M. REES, All Saints, Leeds
21 Nov.: `One woman's Spanish Armada: Luisa de Carvajal and the English Mission.'

PROFESSOR M. DONAPETRY, Pomona College, Claremont
28 Nov.: `Todo sobre mi madre: cuestiones de género en Almodóvar.'

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Graduate Seminar in Spanish Studies: public lecture

PROFESSOR FERNANDO BOUZA ÁLVAREZ, Complutensian University, Madrid, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 19 October, in Room 2, the Taylor Institution.

Subject: `Justar, decir, leer. Cultura de Corte en la España de Carlos V.'

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Romance Linguistics Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in 47 Wellington Square (basement), unless indicated otherwise.

Convener: M.D. Maiden, MA, D.Phil., Professor of the Romance Languages.

PROFESSOR M. MEZELTIN, Vienna
19 Oct.: `L'invention des états nationaux et la standardisation des langues romanes.'

31 Oct., Room 3, Taylor Institution: `Lengua y poder bajo los Austrias.' (Jointly with the Graduate Seminar in Spanish Studies)

PROFESSOR D. LANGSLOW, Manchester
2 Nov.: `Latin and Romance in the transmission of ancient medical literature: the Latin version of Alexander of Tralles.'

D. SIROLA
16 Nov.: `The Romance languges of the Croatian Adriatic.'

DR A. SORACE, Edinburgh
23 Nov.: `The lexicon–syntax interface in the selection of Italian perfective auxiliaries.'

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`Teaching Nietzsche'

The following seminars will be held at 5.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the New Seminar Room, St John's College.

Conveners: K.M. Kohl, MA, Faculty Lecturer in German, and R.N.N. Robertson, MA, D.Phil., Professor of German.

PROFESSOR ROBERTSON
12 Oct.: `History and genealogy in Nietzsche.'

DR KOHL
19 Oct.: ` "Also sprach Nietzsche": approaching Nietzsche through rhetoric.'

DR N. MARTIN, St Andrews
26 Oct.: `Nietzsche as educator.'

DR M. ROSEN
2 Nov.: `Nietzsche on knowledge and perspective.'

DR A. DENHAM
9 Nov.: `Ethics and aesthetics in Nietzsche.'

DR D. LARGE, Swansea
16 Nov.: ` "Hat man mich verstanden?" The problem of Ecce Homo.'

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MODERN HISTORY

Germany in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Seminar Room, the European Studies Centre, 70 Woodstock Road.

Conveners: A.J. Nicholls, B.Phil., MA, Professor of Modern German History, and H.J.O. Pogge von Strandmann, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Modern History.

PROFESSOR NICHOLLS
9 Oct.: `Anglo-German relations since 1945.'

W.A. VON PADJE
16 Oct.: ` "The English German and the German Englishman": the embassies of Sir Edward Malet and Sir Frank Lascelles at Berlin, 1884–1908.'

O. GRANT
23 Oct.: `German internal migration and agriculture. Challenges to the Kehrite School's interpretation of German history before 1914.'

PROFESSOR A. SHARP, Ulster
30 Oct.: `James Headlam-Morley and Anglo-German relations, 1918–25.'

T. KORENKE, Essen
6 Nov.: The German Resistance Movement and the Jews.'

DR S. WILKINSON
13 Nov.: `Remaking Munich: perceptions of public opinion in British foreign policy decision-making in 1938.'

MRS L. STRÜBEL
20 Nov.: `Between restoration and new beginnings: the Lutheran Church and the SPD in Hamburg from 1945 to 1965.'

P. PROBERT
27 Nov.: `The SPD and German foreign policy in Wilhelmine Germany.'

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Seminar in Medieval History

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Old Library, All Souls College.

Conveners: R.R. Davies, MA, D.Phil., Chichele Professor of Medieval History, and C.P. Wormald, MA, University Lecturer (CUF) in Modern History.

B. DOBSON, York
9 Oct.: `English borough finances in the later Middle Ages.'

J. JOHNS
16 Oct.: `Taxing the rough with the smooth: Muslim villeins in Norman Sicily.'

M. INNES, Birkbeck College, London
23 Oct.: `Unity and the making of heresy in Carolingian Europe.'

A. SKINNER, University College, London
30 Oct.: `The eastern senatorial aristrocacy and the formation of the Empire of Constantinople.'

D. BARTHÉLEMY, Paris
6 Nov.: `The Peace of God revisited.'

G. GASPER
13 Nov.: `Anselm of Canterbury and the Eastern Fathers.'

M. HOWELL
20 Nov.: `Royal women of England and France in the mid- thirteenth century: a gendered perspective.'

M. MORRIS
27 Nov.: `The "murder" of an English earldom? Robert IV Bigod and Edward I.'

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Problems in the history of science and technology

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays (except where indicated otherwise) in the History of Science and Technology Seminar Room, the Modern History Faculty.

Convener: R. Fox, MA, D.Phil., Professor of the History of Science.

G. HUDSON
12 Oct.: `Art, science, and the ambassadors.'

PROFESSOR N. RUPKE, Göttingen
19 Oct.: `The many lives of Alexander von Humboldt.'

M. BRESADOLA, Bologna
26 Oct.: `Between laboratory bench and writing desk: Luigi Galvani's experimental practice.'

DR R. RAJAN, California
Tue. 31 Oct.: `Clarence Glacken: pioneer environmental historian.'

DR A. GUAGNINI, Bologna
2 Nov.: `Out of the blue? The antecedents to wireless telegraphy in Britain, 1892–7.'

DR K. RAJ, CNRS, Paris
9 Nov.: `Mapping and empire: intercultural encounter between British and Indians in the emergence of geographical knowledge, 1764–1800.'

PROFESSOR I. INKSTER, Nottingham Trent
16 Nov.: `Patent counting: aspects of technology in Britain and the world, 1800–1914.'

J. PERKINS, Oxford Brookes
Mon. 20 Nov.: `Career, reputation, and the market: constructing chemistry and making self in Old-Regime France.'

I. MELICONI
30 Nov.: `From tools to machine and from workroom to factory: industrialisation in British scientific instrument making, 1862–1900.'

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Early Modern Europe Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Fridays in the Modern History Faculty.

Conveners: R.J.W. Evans, MA, D.Phil., Regius Professor of Modern History; D.A. Parrott, MA, D.Phil., and J.C. Robertson, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturers (CUF) in Modern History.

DR J. SHAW
13 Oct.: `Crime in the marketplace: justice and privilege in early modern Venice.'

DR D. GENTILCORE, Leicester
20 Oct.: `Culture and sub-culture in early modern Italy.'

J. LEGARD
27 Oct.: `Autour du Grand Dauphin. Politics and society at Louis XIV's court.'

DR P. WILSON, Sunderland
3 Nov.: `The politics of military recruitment in eighteenth- century Germany.'

DR K. LAMBRECHT, GWZO, Leipzig
10 Nov.: `Early modern structures of communication in East Central Europe.'

M. CHISHOLM
17 Nov.: `The Habsburg Counter-Reformation: the formative role of Tyrol.'

MS U. DE
24 Nov.: `Between word and picture: perceptions of India in late eighteenth-century London and Paris.'

DR M. LAVEN, Cambridge
1 Dec.: to be announced.

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Commonwealth History Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Modern History Faculty.

DR S. DUBOW, Sussex
13 Oct.: `Imagining the new South Africa c.1902–12.'

A. KING
20 Oct.: `The Rhodesian franchise 1950–69.'

DR D. PATON, Newcastle
27 Oct.: `Flogging scenes: the politics of bodily punishment in Jamaica, c.1780–1838.'

DR I. DUFFIELD, Edinburgh
3 Nov.: ` "Stated this offence"; high-density transported convict micro-narratives.'

PROFESSOR A. KNIGHT
10 Nov.: ` "Mad dogs and Englishmen go out in Denoon day sun": "settler capitalism" in the British Empire and the Americas.'

DR K. REID, Bristol
17 Nov.: `Rethinking gender and imperialism: convicts, coercion, and settlement in the early Australian penal colonies.'

DR A. TAYLOR, Sheffield Hallam
24 Nov.: ` "Little Victoria isn't old enough to leave big Victoria—yet!": royalty, loyalty, and republicanism in nineteenth- century Australia.'

DR M. MISRA
1 Dec.: `Settlers and sojourners: the politics of the non-official British in India c.1840–1947.'

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MODERN HISTORY, SOCIAL SCIENCES

Seminar in Economic and Social History

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

Conveners: K.J. Humphries, MA, Reader in Economic History, and A. Offer, MA, D.Phil., Chichele Professor of Economic History.

DR M. BIGGS
10 Oct.: `The American strike wave of 1886.'

DR K. MOORE
17 Oct.: `The first multinationals: international trade in antiquity.'

PROFESSOR J. GOLDSTONE, California, Davis
24 Oct.: `The rise of the West—or not? A revision to socio-economic history.'

PROFESSOR R. MILLWARD, Manchester
31 Oct.: `Infant mortality in Victorian Britain: the mother as medium.'

DR G. MAGEE, Queen Mary College, London
7 Nov.: `Skills and invention in colonial Australia.'

DR D. COLEMAN
14 Nov.: `Eastern Europe's population trends: from the past into the future.'

E. TAN, Cambridge
21 Nov.: `The English open fields, the bull, and the cottager's cow: a property rights analysis.'

PROFESSOR D. WOODWARD, Hull
28 Nov.: `Shifts in the incidence of farm service before 1800.'

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SOCIAL SCIENCES

African Studies Seminar

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

Convener: W. Beinart, MA, Rhodes Professor of Race Relations (telephone: Oxford (2)84730 (Professor Beinart), or (2)74477 (secretary); e-mail: william.beinart@sant.ox.ac.uk).

J. SCHAFER, IDS, Sussex
12 Oct.: `The trouble with elephants: community-based natural resource management in Mozambique.'

S.R. DORMAN
19 Oct.: `The Zimbabwe elections, 2000.'

C. WELCH, SUNY, Buffalo
26 Oct.: `Changing civil–military relations in Africa: the impact of democratisation.'

R. RAJAN, California, Santa Cruz
2 Nov.: `Environmental history through a Polanyian lens: nature, science, and the state in Europe, Southern Africa, and South Asia, 1750–2000.'

H. MACMILLAN
9 Nov.: `The Transkei since 1994: reincorporation of a South African Bantustan.'

L. HUGHES
16 Nov.: `Clean and dirty: cattle disease and oral traditions of the Maasai expulsion.'

J. OPLAND, Charterhouse/SOAS
23 Nov.: `Praise/Poems and politics: Thembu Imbongi DLP Yali-Manisi and his early poems on Matanzima, Mandela, and Sabata Dalindyebo.'

B. PHIRI, Zambia
30 Nov.: `Indian traders in Zambia.' (To be confirmed)

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Senior Research Seminar in American Politics

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Chester Room, Nuffield College.

Conveners: B.E. Shafer, MA, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of American Government, and D.R. Mayhew, MA, John M. Olin Visiting Professor of American Government.

PROFESSOR MAYHEW
18 Oct.: `American electoral realignments: a critique of the classical genre.'

DR E. RAUCHWAY
1 Nov.: `Globalisation and progressivism: have we been here before?'

PROFESSOR SHAFER
15 Nov.: `The rise (and rise) of Southern Republicanism: the presidency as a window.'

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THEOLOGY

Ian Ramsey Centre

Seminar series: Science and Religion

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.

PROFESSOR BROOKE
12 Oct.: `Revisiting Darwin on order and design.'

DR R. ILIFFE, Imperial College, London
26 Oct.: `A comparison of Newton's research strategies in science and religion.'

PROFESSOR R. GILL, Kent
9 Nov.: `Theology and human genetic science.'

DR N. SOLOMON
23 Nov.: `The limits of description.'

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THEOLOGY, ORIENTAL STUDIES

Eastern Christian Studies Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in St Gregory's House, 1 Canterbury Road.

Conveners: K.T. Ware, MA, D.Phil., Spalding Lecturer in Eastern Orthodox Studies, and S.P. Brock, MA, D.Phil., Reader in Syriac Studies.

DR BROCK
18 Oct.: `Prayer of the Heart in Syriac tradition.'

DR WARE
1 Nov.: `St John of Damascus on the Blessed Virgin Mary.'

DR K.I. LEEMING
15 Nov.: `The Christians of Palestine from the Islamic conquest to the Crusades.'

DR A. O'MAHONY, Heythrop College, London
29 Nov.: `The Coptic Christian revival in contemporary Egypt.'

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INSTITUTE OF ARCHAEOLOGY

Medieval Archaeology Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Institute of Archaeology.

Convener: H.F. Hamerow, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in European Archaeology (Early Medieval).

G. BRUSS
18 Oct.: `Gallo-Romans and Franks in Namur.'

S. BRINK, Uppsala
1 Nov.: to be announced.

J. NEWMAN, Suffolk Archaeological Service
15 Nov.: `New burials at Sutton Hoo.'

J. KING
29 Nov.: `Anglo-Saxon grave goods as gifts.'

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ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM

PROFESSOR D. COSGROVE will deliver a public lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 21 November, in the Taylorian Lecture Theatre.

Subject: `Ruskin, Oxford, and the geographical imagination.'

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CENTRE FOR BRAZILIAN STUDIES

Human Rights workshop: the institutional and political challenges of human rights reform in Brazil

This workshop will be held from 9.30 a.m. on Friday, 13 October, in the Fellows' Dining Room, St Antony's College.

Further details may be obtained from the Centre, 92 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 7ND (telephone: Oxford (2)84460, fax: (2)84461, e-mail: enquiries@brazilian-studies.oxford.ac.uk).

The co-ordinators are Dr Fiona Macaulay, Research Fellow in the Politics of Human Rights, Centre for Brazilian Studies, Professor Paulo Sergio Pinheiro, Professor of Political Sciences and Director Núcleo de Estudos da Violência, Universidade de So Paulo.

This is the third annual seminar on Human Rights in Brazil organised by the Centre for Brazilian Studies. Details of the previous two events may be found at the Centre's Web site at: http://www.brazil.ox.ac.uk/conrep.html.

Session 1, 9.45–10.45 a.m: Executive-legislature-judiciary: Human rights legislation and intra-governmental relations

DEPUTADO MARCOS ROLIM, Federal Deputy (PT, RGS) and President of the Human Rights Commission of the Chamber of Deputies: `The role of the legislature in formulating and supporting human rights reforms.'

Discussant: Dr Pilar Domingo, Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London .


Session 2, 11.15 a.m.–12.45 p.m.: Defending human rights in a federal system

DR WAGNER GONCALVES, Federal Under-Attorney General (former head of Human Rights Division, Federal Attorney General's Office): `The role of the Federal Prosecution Service in advancing human rights.'

MR EUGENIO ARAGÃO, Federal Prosecutor (Department of Law, Universidade de Brasilia and Centre for Human Rights, University of Essex): ` "Federalisation" of human rights abuses: Letting the states off the hook?'

Discussant: Dr George Meszaros, Research Fellow, Law School, University of Warwick.


Session 3, 2.15–4 p.m.: Making the criminal justice system accountable: the challenge of institutional change

DR JULITA LEMGRUBER, Head of the Centre for Citizenship and Security, Universidade Candido Mendes, Rio de Janeiro (former Police Ombudswoman and former head of the prison service in Rio de Janeiro state): `Accountability in the prison system and police service.'

PROFESSOR SIR NIGEL RODLEY, United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture, Centre for Human Rights, University of Essex: `Eradicating the practice of torture in Brazil.'

Discussant: Professor Roy King, Professor of Criminology, University of Wales, Bangor.


Summary and discussion, 4.30–5.30 p.m.

FIONA MACAULAY and PROFESSOR PAULO SERGIO PINHEIRO (lead discussion).

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Amazonia Conference: Reflections on Amazonia, Part II: the impact of Amazonia on the development of the social sciences and the arts

This conference, co-ordinated by Dr Darrell Posey, will be held on 7–9 December. Further details may be obtained from the Brazilian Studies Centre (contact details as above).

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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 Saïd Business School, 59 George Street.

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 Shepherd (Economics), and Sam Howison (Mathematics).

H. MUELLER, Mannheim
13 Oct.: `Influence costs and hierarchy.'

Y. KOSKINEN, Stockholm School of Economics
20 Oct.: `Corporate leverage and currency crises.'

T. FOUCAULT, HEC
27 Oct.: `Market making with long-term relationships.'

M. DA RIN, Bocconi—IGIER
3 Nov.: to be announced.

R. REPULLO, CEMFI
10 Nov.: to be announced.

R. DESSI, Toulouse
17 Nov.: to be announced.

F. PALOMINO, Tilburg
24 Nov.: `Mutual fund tournament: risk taking incentives induced by ranking objectives.'

F. SCHMID, Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis
1 Dec.: `Class struggle inside the firm? A study of German codetermination.'

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BYZANTINE STUDIES

Byzantine Studies Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdsays in the New Seminar Room, St John's College.

The series will end on 28 November with a report on summer activities.

Conveners: E.M. Jeffreys, B.Litt., MA, Bywater and Sotheby Professor of Byzantine and Modern Greek Language and Literature, and J.D. Howard-Johnston, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in Byzantine Studies.

PROFESSOR JEFFREYS
10 Oct.: `The personified months in text and paint: questions and puzzles.'

PROFESSOR R. SCOTT, Melbourne
17 Oct.: `Byzantine chroniclers and the late fifth century.'

D. FARRELL
24 Oct.: `Theory and practice in the reign of Romanos Diogenes.'

PROFESSOR R. CORMACK, Courtauld Institute
31 Oct.: `Copying the Mandylion.'

DR J. SHEPHARD, Cambridge and Oxford
7 Nov.: `Emperors, ideology, and the fact of Bulgaria.'

DR D. FRENDO, London and Malta
14 Nov.: `Poetry as a mirror of troubled times: the poems of George of Pisidia in their literary evolution and historical context.'

DR M. WHITBY, London and Oxford
21 Nov.: `The Bible Hellenised: Nonnus' St John Paraphrase and "Eudocia's" Homeric centos.'

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COMPUTING LABORATORY

Strachey Lecture

PROFESSOR M. PATERSON, Warwick, will deliver the Strachey Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 10 October, in the Lecture Theatre, the Computing Laboratory.

Subject: `Contention resolution.'

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Research seminars

PROFESSOR SAMSON ABRAMSKY will give research seminars at 2 p.m. on Fridays during Michaelmas Term in the Computing Laboratory.

Subject: `Modelling and reasoning in multi-agent systems.'

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Numerical Analysis Group

Computational mathematics and applications

The following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursdays. Unless otherwise indicated, they will take place in the Lecture Theatre, the Computing Laboratory.

The co-ordinators are L.N. Trefethen and J. Scott (RAL). Enquiries should be directed to Shirley Day (telephone: Oxford (2)73885).

PROFESSOR H. ELMAN, Maryland
12 Oct.: `Saddle point preconditioners for the Navier–Stokes equations.'

PROFESSOR M. LUSKIN, Minnesota
19 Oct.: `A sharp interface model for martensitic single crystal thin films.'

DR S. REICH, Surrey
26 Oct.: `Long time-step methods for Hamiltonian dynamics from molecular to geophysical fluid dynamics.'

DR D. SILVESTER, UMIST
2 Nov.: `Incompressible flow modelling can be a dodgy business.'

DR I. SOBEY
9 Nov.: `Computational problems in interactive boundary layer theory.'

DR G. MOORE, Imperial College, London
16 Nov.: to be announced.

DR M. ARIOLI, RAL
23 Nov., RAL: `A stopping criterion for the conjugate gradient algorithm in a finite element method framework.'

DR A. MESEGUER
30 Nov.: `A spectral Petrov–Galerkin scheme for the stability of pipe flow: 1—linear analysis and transient growth.'

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CENTRE FOR CRIMINOLOGICAL RESEARCH

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Old Library, All Souls College.

Conveners: R.G. Hood, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Criminology, and C. Hoyle, M.Sc., D.Phil., Lecturer in Criminology, Linacre College.

SIR DAVID RAMSBOTHAM, HM Chief Inspector of Prisons
18 Oct.: `The state of the prisons: reflections of a Chief Inspector.'

PROFESSOR G. PEARSON, Goldsmiths' College, London
1 Nov.: `Where are we now in the drugs and crime debate?'

DR K. EDGAR and C. MARTIN
15 Nov.: `Conflicts and violence in prisons.'

PROFESSOR M. HOUGH, South Bank
29 Nov.: `Policing for London: exploring police–community relationships—work in progress.'

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RUSKIN SCHOOL OF DRAWING AND FINE ART

Natural magic

The following lectures will be given at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Examination Schools. The series has been organised by Susan Derges as a component of her Year of the Artist residency at the Museum of the History of Science.

SUSAN DERGES
10 Oct.: `The observer and the observed.'

STEPHEN JOHNSTON
17 Oct.: `History and vision: arts and sciences in the museums.'

RICHARD GREGORY
24 Oct.: `Perceptions and conceptions.'

SIMON SCHAFFER
31 Oct.: `Drawing lessons in the sciences.'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR HEBREW AND JEWISH STUDIES

David Patterson Lecture Series

The following lectures will be given at 8.15 p.m. on Wednesdays in Yarnton Manor. A shuttle service will be provided by the OCHJS minibus, leaving the Playhouse, Beaumont Street, at 7.45 p.m. and departing Yarnton Manor at 9.45 p.m.

S. MICHAEL, Hebrew writer
11 Oct.: `Iraqi influence on my Hebrew writing.'

PROFESSOR E. TIMMS, Sussex
25 Oct.: `Jewish contributions to European Modernism, 1890–1918.'

L. HOLLAND, film-maker and director
8 Nov.: showing of film I was a Slave Labourer.

PROFESSOR E. BUDICK, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
22 Nov.: `Negative pedagogy and the question of the human in Aharon Applefeld's Holocaust fiction.'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

PROFESSOR KAMAL HASSAN, Rector, the International Islamic University, Malaysia, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 17 October, in the Centre, George Street.

Subject: `Islam in South East Asia.'

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NISSAN INSTITUTE OF JAPANESE STUDIES

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Lecture Theatre, the Nissan Institute.

PROFESSOR J.A.A. STOCKWIN
13 Oct.: `The Japanese General Elections of June 2000: revolution or ripple?'

DR S. HENSER, linguistics specialist
20 Oct.: `Thinking in Japanese? What have we learned about language-specific thought since Ervin-Tripp's 1964 psychological tests of Japanese–English bilinguals?'

MR SHINICHI YOSHIKUNI, Chief Representative in Europe, Bank of Japan
27 Oct.: `Japan's economy and the Bank of Japan.'

DR J.-J. TSCHUDIN, Langues et civilisations de l'Asie orientale, Paris
3 Nov.: `A new theatre for a new society? Some reflections on the various attempts to create theatrical forms able to deal with the modernisation of Japanese society in the late nineteenth century.'

MS A. OSIANDER, Cologne
10 Nov.: `The long waning of the Meiji regime in Japanese politics.'

DR S. LEARMOUNT, Cambridge
17 Nov.: `Japanese company directors: who do they think they are?'

DR H. DOBSON, Kent
24 Nov.: `The semiotic power of Japanese postage stamps: propaganda and policy-making.'

PROFESSOR TAKASHI ARAKI, Tokyo and Cambridge
1 Dec.: `Corporate restructuring and recent developments in Japanese labour law.'

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QUEEN ELIZABETH HOUSE

Economic development seminar: critical development issues in a globally competitive environment

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House (unless indicated otherwise). Details of the 9 November seminar will be announced later.

Conveners: Professor S. Lall and Professor F. Stewart.

E. REINERT, Oslo
12 Oct.: `Wealth and poverty: a history of economic and industrial policy.'

S. KHEMANI, World Bank
19 Oct.: `Corporate governance and competition policy.'

J. TOYE
26 Oct.: `The origins of the Prebisch-Singer thesis.'

G. PALMA, Cambridge
2 Nov.: `Why does Latin America have the worst income distribution in the world?'

WOLE SOYINKA, Nobel Prize Laureate in Literature
16 Nov., Taylor Institution Lecture Hall: to be announced (Olof Palme Memorial Lecture).

V. JOSHI
23 Nov.: `Capital account convertibility and the national advantage—has India got it right?'

A. HOEFFLER
30 Nov.: `Aid, policy, and peace.'

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CENTRE FOR SOCIO-LEGAL STUDIES

Administrative governance, courts, and the limits of the law

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

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

PROFESSOR M. SUNKIN, Essex
23 Oct.: `The impact of judicial review on the Independent Review Service of the Social Fund: infusion or exclusion of legal norms?'

DR L. FISHER and DR P. SCHMIDT
30 Oct.: `Rule-making settlement and the evolution of administrative law.'

PROFESSOR J. BRUDNEY, Ohio State
6 Nov.: `The influence of social background on judicial behaviour: seeking middle ground between doctrine and what judges eat for breakfast.'

A. LE SUEUR, University College, London
13 Nov.: `A whole new ball game? Rethinking the United Kingdom's top-level courts.'

DR A. DAVIES
20 Nov.: `Government by contract, courts, and the limits of the law.'

PROFESSOR C. HOOD and C. SCOTT, LSE
27 Nov.: `Regulating government in a "managerial" age: towards a cross-national perspective.'

DR S. BAER, Humboldt University, Berlin
4 Dec.: `Round tables—from democratic movements in Europe to administrative tools in the German "activating state".'

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TRANSPORT STUDIES UNIT

The following seminars will be held at 5.15 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Library, the Transport Studies Unit (unless indicated otherwise). Those wishing to attend are asked to notify Sylvia Boyce, Administrator, Transport Studies Unit (telephone: Oxford (2)74715, fax: 515194, e-mail: sylvia.boyce@tsu.ox.ac.uk).

Convener: J.M. Preston, MA, Reader in Transport Studies.

D. YOUNG, Oxfordshire County Council
11 Oct.: `Transport and the environment: the case of Oxford.'

B. BOARDMAN
18 Oct.: `Transport policy and carbon dioxide from cars.'

R. CUTHBERTSON and J. BECKER
25 Oct.: `Transport and retail distribution.'

J. EARWAKER, OXERA Ltd., Oxford
1 Nov.: `Regulatory issues with respect to passenger rail franchise replacement.'

L. MICHAELIS
8 Nov.: `Transport and sustainable consumption.'

W. BRADSHAW
15 Nov.: `Current issues in transport policy.'

G. DUDLEY
22 Nov.: `Why does policy change? Lessons from British transport policy.'

T. WHITEHEAD
29 Nov.: `Road user charging and economic development.'

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CORPUS CHRISTI COLLEGE

Richard Hooker 400th Anniversary Lectures

The following lectures will be delivered at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Examination Schools.

PROFESSOR DIARMAID MACCULLOCH
3 Nov.: `Hooker's reputation.'

PROFESSOR ROWAN WILLIAMS, Bishop of Monmouth and Archbishop of Wales
10 Nov.: `Hooker's theology.'

PROFESSOR RICHARD TUCK, Harvard
17 Nov.: `Hooker's political thought.'

PROFESSOR BRIAN VICKERS, Centre for Renaissance Studies, ETH, Zurich
24 Nov.: `Hooker's rhetoric.'

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ST ANNE'S COLLEGE

Hoskins Lecture

PROFESSOR J. PLATT, Yates-Goldsmid Professor of Geology, the Department of Geological Sciences, University College, London, will deliver the tenth Hoskins Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 24 October, in the Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's College.

This annual lecture, in honour of Professor William G. Hoskins, has been generously endowed by the late Mrs Jean Duffield.

Subject: `The rise and fall of mountain belts.'

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

European Studies Centre

Europe—and Britain

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the European Studies Centre (70 Woodstock Road). Further information may be obtained from Dr Anne Deighton (telephone: Oxford (2)84380, e-mail: anne.deighton@wolfson.ox.ac.uk).

Conveners: A.F. Deighton, MA, University Lecturer in European Politics, and K.A. Nicolaidis, MA, University Lecturer in International Relations.

A. BAILES, former Political Director, Western European Union, HM Ambassador- designate to Finland
13 Oct.: `European security—the new agenda.'

SIR MICHAEL JAY, HM Ambassador to France
20 Oct.: `Relationships within the EU: ménages à deux; ménages à trois; group therapy?'

DR J. FORDER
27 Oct.: `EMU—and Britain.'

DR M. WATSON, Senior Adviser to the European Department
3 Nov.: `The EU—zone of growth or chequerboard of regions?'

DR NICOLAIDIS
10 Nov.: `What Blair should have said in Warsaw: Britain and an enlarging Europe.'

PROFESSOR S. FREDMAN
17 Nov.: `A British Bill of Rights—Britain and the incorporation of the European Convention on Human Rights.'

G. AVERY, Chief Adviser for EU Enlargement, the European Commission
24 Nov.: `Europe—and Britain: a view from Brussels.'

Q. PEEL, The Financial Times
1 Dec.: `Reporting Europe: untangling the web of media prejudice, suspicion, and confusion.'

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ST CATHERINE'S COLLEGE

Sir Patrick Nairne Lecture

PROFESSOR SIR DAVID WEATHERALL, FRS, will deliver the Sir Patrick Nairne Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 27 October, in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College. The meeting will be chaired by Sir James Gowans, CBE, FRCP, FRS, who will introduce the discussion after the lecture in which the audience will be invited to participate.

Subject: `The new genetics or the new eugenics?'

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TRINITY COLLEGE

Chatham Lecture

In anticipation of its 450th anniversary in 2005, Trinity College has inaugurated a series of lectures on future aspects of public affairs. The series is named after the Earl of Chatham, one of the college's most celebrated graduates.

THE RT. HON. CHRISTOPHER PATTEN, CH, will deliver the third Chatham Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 26 October, in the Gulbenkian Room, the Law Faculty, the St Cross Building.

Subject: `Sovereignty and democracy.'

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FRIENDS OF THE BODLEIAN

The following thirty-minute lectures will be given at 1 p.m. on the days shown in the Cecil Jackson Room, the Sheldonian Theatre.

Wine and sandwiches will be served after the lecture at a cost of £3 per person, for which bookings should be made in advance with Mrs P.M. Sturgis, Membership Secretary, Friends of the Bodleian, Bodleian Library, Oxford OX1 3BG (telephone: Oxford (2)77234).

J. STEANE
Tue. 24 Oct.: `Medieval muniment rooms and record- keeping.'

M. WEBB
Wed. 15 Nov.: `Sources for Irish history in the Bodleian's manuscript collections, from the Confederates to the Convention, 1641–1921.'

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OXFORD ITALIAN ASSOCIATION

Lectures

The following lectures will be given at 8 p.m. on Tuesdays. The first lecture (24 October) will be given in the Pauling Centre for Human Sciences, 58 Banbury Road; the second and third lectures will be given in the Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's College.

Admission is £1 for members, £2 for non-members. For further details, telephone Oxford 377479.

PROFESSOR P. QUINN
24 Oct.: `Idealism, socialism, and decimation: the Great War in Italian and American literature.'

DR D. STONE
7 Nov.: `A room with a view: landscape as villa decoration in the age of Palladio.'

DR S. HOLMAN
21 Nov.: `The Ravenna mosaics.'

Other events

Conversazione in italiano: at 7.45 for 8 p.m. on Monday, 16 October, in No. 48 Common Room, St Anne's College. Admission free.

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