Lectures

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INAUGURAL LECTURES

Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion

PROFESSOR J.H. BROOKE will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 21 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Of scientists and their gods.'

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Professor of English Law

PROFESSOR P.P. CRAIG will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 22 November, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

Subject: `Constitutions, consitutionalism, and the EU.'

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CAMERON MACKINTOSH VISITING PROFESSOR OF CONTEMPORARY THEATRE

Amended notice

PROFESSOR NICHOLAS HYTNER will lecture at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College.

This replaces the notice published in the Gazette of 26 October (p. 214).
Fri. 10 Nov.: `Discussing Hamlet.' (With Simon Russell Beale)

Mon. 13 Nov.: `Theatre design.' (With Bob Crowley and Vicky Mortimer)

Mon. 20 Nov.: `What makes theatre theatrical.'

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HUDSON MEMORIAL LECTURE

PROFESSOR R.J. O'NEILL will deliver the Hudson Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 16 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `The development of amphibious warfare.'

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IAIN WALKER MEMORIAL LECTURE

R.W. APPLE, JNR., Bureau Chief, The New York Times, will deliver the Iain Walker Memorial Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 29 November, in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Subject: `Campaigns and other catastrophes: then and now.'

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LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

School of Geography

Oxford Seminars in Cartography

RODNEY SHIRLEY will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 23 November, in the Senior Common Room, the School of Geography. Further seminars in this series will be given in Hilary and Trinity Terms.

Subject: `Symbolism and art in the decorative cartographic title-page.'

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LITERAE HUMANIORES

Archive of performances of Greek and Roman drama

DON CHAPMAN, theatre critic of the Oxford Mail 1959–94, will give a lecture at 3.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 15 November, in the Headley Lecture Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum.

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

Subject: `Agamemnon and after: how classical Greek drama helped rekindle Oxford's interest in modern theatre.'

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MEDICAL SCIENCES

Department of Pharmacology

PROFESSOR PETER SOMOGYI, FRS, MRC Anatomical Neuropharmacolog Unit, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 14 November, in the Lecture Theatre, the Department of Pharmacology. All members of the University are welcome to attend.

Subject: `Synaptic and molecular parcellation of the neuronal surface of the cerebral cortex.'

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Department of Plastic and Reconstructive and Craniofacial Surgery

DR M. LONGAKER, Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, New York University Medical Centre, will lecture at 5 for 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 16 November, in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

Subject: `Foetal repair, cranial suture fusion—aspects of research in plastic surgery.'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Public lecture

MARK DONAPETRY, Pomona College, Claremont, California, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 15 November, in the Taylor Institution Annexe, 47 Wellington Square.

Convener: R.W. Fiddian, MA, Reader in Spanish.

Subject: `Pedro Almodovar: all about my mother.'

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SOCIAL SCIENCES

CHRIS MOTTOLA, President, Chris Mottola Consulting Inc., will lecture on the American elections of 2000 at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 16 November, in the Large Lecture Room, Nuffield College.

Subject: `A professional view: the Republican campaign.'

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Senior Research Seminar in American Politics

PROFESSOR B.E. SHAFER will give a seminar in this series at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 15 November, in the Chester Room, Nuffield College.

Subject: `The rise (and rise) of Southern Republicanism: the presidency as a window.'

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DEPARTMENT OF EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY

Oxford Summer School on Connectionist Modelling

This summer school will be held from Sunday, 15 July, to Friday, 27 July, in the Department of Experimental Psychology.

The course is aimed primarily at researchers who wish to exploit neural network models in their teaching and/or research, and it will provide a general introduction to connectionist modelling, biologically plausible neural networks and brain function through lectures and exercises on Macintoshes and PCs. The course is interdisciplinary in content though many of the illustrative examples are taken from cognitive and developmental psychology, and cognitive neuroscience. The instructors with primary responsibility for teaching the course are Kim Plunkett and Edmund Rolls.

No prior knowledge of computational modelling will be required though simple word- processing skills will be assumed.

The cost of participation is £950, which covers accommodation, registration, and all literature required. A number of partial bursaries will be available for graduate students, but intending participants should note that in previous years the number of applications for these has far exceeded the number of bursaries available.

Further details on the 2001 Summer School can be found at: http://www- cogsci.psych.ox.ac.uk/summer-school/.

If you are interested in participating in the Summer School, please send a brief description of your background with an explanation of why you would like to attend (one page maximum), no later than 28 February 2001, to Mrs Sue King, Department of Experimental Psychology, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3UD (telephone: Oxford (2)71353, e-mail: susan.king@psy.ox.ac.uk).

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MAISON FRANÇAISE

Postponement of meeting

The Research Seminar in Early Modern French Literature and Culture, on the subject of `Female roles in French court ballet, 1650–70: male impersonators and the emergence of the female ballet dancer' (with Julia Prest, Jesus College), which was to have been held on Thursday, 9 November, in the Maison Française, has been postponed to Thursday, 30 November (5 p.m.), and will now be held in the Sainsbury Common Room, Worcester College.

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QUEEN ELIZABETH HOUSE

Refugee Studies Centre

Cancellation of Harrell-Bond Lecture

The Refugee Studies Centre regrets to announce that this year's Harrell-Bond Lecture, which was to have been given on 13 November by Mr Harold Koh, US Assistant Secretary of State for Human Rights, Democracy, and Labor, has had to be cancelled because of an unexpected change in Mr Koh's schedule. The Centre hopes to rearrange the lecture for later in the academic year and will make an announcement about this as soon as possible.

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CENTRE FOR SOCIO-LEGAL STUDIES

Administrative governance, courts, and the limits of the law

A. LE SUEUR, University College, London, will give a seminar in this series at 5 p.m. on Monday, 13 November, in the Seminar Room, the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Linton Road.

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

Subject: `A whole new ball game? Rethinking the United Kingdom's top-level courts.'

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LADY MARGARET HALL

Starr Foundation Seminars

PROFESSOR MARY BETH NORTON, M.D. Alger Professor of American History, Cornell University, will lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Thursday, 16 November, in the Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret Hall. Further information may be obtained from Vanessa Windsor (telephone: Oxford (2)74302, e-mail: vanessa.windsor@lmh.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `Rethinking Salem witchcraft.'

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MANSFIELD COLLEGE

Public lecture

J. TEMPLE-LANG will deliver a public lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 17 November, in the Council Room, Mansfield College.

Subject: `The Commission and the European Parliament—an uncertain relationship.'

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CAMPION HALL

D'Arcy Memorial Lectures

The dialectical genesis of modern atheism

Amended notice

PROFESSOR MICHAEL BUCKLEY, Boston College, US, will deliver the remaining lectures in this series on Tuesdays in the Examination Schools.

This notice replaces that published in the Gazette of 28 September, p. 69. The time of the final lecture (21 November) has been altered to 4 p.m.

14 Nov., 5 p.m.: `The study of religion and the rise of atheism: conflict or conformation?'

21 Nov., 4 p.m.: `The negation of atheism: from deconstruction to dialectic.'

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