Lectures

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CYRIL FOSTER LECTURE

H.E. MR KOFI ANNAN, Secretary-General of the United Nations, will deliver the Cyril Foster Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 19 June, in the Sheldonian Theatre.

Admission will be by ticket only, available from the Sheldonian Theatre (open Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.–12 noon; one ticket only per person, in person, with identification).

Subject: `Why democracy is an international issue.'

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BRAM FISCHER LECTURE

MR JUSTICE ARTHUR CHASKALSON, President, the Constitutional Court of South Africa, will deliver the Bram Fischer Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 12 June, in the Milner Hall, Rhodes House.

Subject: `Equality as a founding value of the South African Constitution'.

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J.W. JENKINSON MEMORIAL LECTURE

PROFESSOR EDOARDO BONCINELLI, DIBIT (Istituto Scientifico H. San Rafaele, Milan), will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 11 June, in Lecture Theatre B, the Zoology/Psychology Building. Tickets are not required for admission.

Subject: `Genes and the developing cerebral cortex.'

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

MR P. RICHARDSON, Royal London Hospital
13 July: `Some beneficial aspects of inflammation of the nervous system.'

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Department of Pharmacology

PROFESSOR HUNT POTTER, Pfeiffer Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of South Florida, Tampa, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 11 June, in the Lecture Theatre, the Department of Pharmacology.

Subject: `The essential role of pathological chaperones in both amyloid formation and cognitive decline in Alzheimer's disease.'

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CENTRE FOR BRAZILIAN STUDIES

Towards macroeconomic convergence in Mercosur? Lessons from the European Union

This one-day workshop, arranged in association with the Latin American Centre, will be held on Tuesday, 12 June, in St Antony's College.

Enquiries should be directed to the Centre for Brazilian Studies, 92 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 7ND (telephone: Oxford (2)84464, fax: (2)84461, e-mail: enquiries@brazil.ox.ac.uk, Internet: http://www.brazil.ox.ac.uk).

Session 1: `European Monetary Union—lessons for Mercosur.'

Session 2: `An assessment of the conditions for monetary union in Mercosur.'

Session 3: `Towards macroeconomic convervence in Mercosur?'

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OXFORD CENTRE ON POPULATION AGEING, DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY

Annual Lecture (open to the public)

PROFESSOR LINDA MARTIN, Population Council, New York, will deliver the centre's Annual Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 14 June, in St Anne's College. The lecture is open to the public.

Subject: `Research and policy challenges of an ageing world.'

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ST JOHN'S COLLEGE

Second Robert Penson Lecture

PROFESSOR S. DANIELS, Professor of Cultural Geography, University of Nottingham, will deliver the second Robert Penson Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 19 June, in the Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's College. There will be a reception after the lecture, which is open to the general public as well as to members of the University.

Subject: `Picturing Georgian gardens.'

Robert Penson was the gardener to whose designs St John's Gardens were remodelled in the late eighteenth century. The college intends that there will be a Robert Penson Lecture on a theme related to garden history every year at the end of Trinity Term.

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WYCLIFFE HALL

Free public lectures

The following lectures, arranged in association with Regent College, Vancouver, will be held at 7.30 p.m. on the days shown in the University Church. The lectures are free of charge and open to the public.

J.I. PACKER
Tue. 26 June: `The Puritan ideal in today's church.'

ALISTER MCGRATH
Thur. 28 June: `The origins, development, and significance of the King James Bible.'

R.J. (SAM) BERRY
Tue. 3 July: `Christ, creation, and disorder.'

ART LINDSLEY
Thur. 5 July: `C.S. Lewis and the Christian imagination.'


Conference: Follow the Leader

EUGENE PETERSON, author of The Message, will conduct a conference on this subject on Friday, 29 June, 7.30 a.m.–9 p.m., and Saturday, 30 June, 9 a.m.–12.30 p.m., in St Aldate's Church. The conference is held in association with Regent College, Vancouver. The cost is £20. Further information may be obtained from Wycliffe Hall (telephone: Oxford (2)74762, e-mail: summer.school@wycliffe.ox.ac.uk).

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SOCIETY FOR THE HISTORY OF MEDIEVAL TECHNOLOGY AND SCIENCE

ROGER MASON, historian of cartography and rare map dealer, will give an illustrated lecture at 2.30 p.m. on Saturday, 9 June, in the Institute of Archaeology.

Subject: `A medieval map of Britain prior to science and technology: the construction of Great Britain on the Hereford Mappa Mundi.'

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OED FORUM

DR J. BEAL, Sheffield, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 14 June, in Rewley House.

Subject: `Regional English as represented in the Newcastle Poitiers Electronic Corpus of Tyneside English.'

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