Lectures

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INAUGURAL LECTURE

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, constitutionalism, and the EU.'

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ROMANES LECTURE

WILLIAM BOWEN, President, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will deliver the Romanes Lecture at 5.45 p.m. on Tuesday, 17 October, in the Sheldonian Theatre.

Subject: `At a slight angle to the universe: the research university in a digitised, commercialised age.'

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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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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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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: `The IMF in 2000: what has been learnt?'

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HAMBRO VISITING PROFESSOR OF OPERA STUDIES

SIR THOMAS ALLEN will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on the following days in the Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's College. Advance tickets may be obtained by telephoning Oxford (2)76133.

For details of master-classes and a recital by Sir Thomas Allen, to take place in Hilary and Trinity Terms, see `Notices' above.

Mon. 30 Oct.: `Opera—it's not natural (pace Basil Bunting).' (Inaugural lecture)

Wed. 6 Dec.: `Opera for all.'

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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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LUBBOCK LECTURE IN MANAGEMENT STUDIES

PATRICIA HEWITT, MP, Minister for Small Business and E-Commerce, will deliver the Lubbock Lecture in Management Studies at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 15 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Creating competitive advantage in the knowledge economy.'

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CLARENDON LAW LECTURES

The law's two bodies—some evidential problems in English legal history

PROFESSOR JOHN BAKER will deliver the Clarendon Law Lectures as follows in the Law Faculty, the St Cross Building.

Tue. 31 Oct., 5 p.m.: `The common law as case-law.'

Tue. 31 Oct., 6.10 p.m.: `Legal fictions.'

Wed. 1 Nov., 5 p.m.: `Common usage and common learning.'

Wed. 1 Nov., 6.10 p.m.: seminar: Professor Baker will take questions arising from his lectures.

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LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

School of Geography: Southern Africa seminars

The following seminars will be given at 4.45 p.m. in the School of Geography.

Convener: A. Lemon, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer (CUF) in Geography.

DR LEMON
16 Oct.: `Geographical themes in the study of southern Africa.'

PROFESSOR D. SIMON, RHBNC
23 Oct.: `South Africa in the regional and global economy.'

DR P. JONES, Liverpool
30 Oct.: `The station with a mind of its own: Bop TV and the normalisation of regionalism in South Africa.'

DR J. MCGREGOR, Reading
6 Nov.: `The Zimbabwe elections—a Matabeleland perspective.'

DR LEMON
13 Nov.: `Historical and present perspectives on the land apportionment in Zimbabwe.'

DR J. BLUMENFELD, Chatham House
20 Nov.: `The challenge of economic reconstruction in post-apartheid South Africa.'

L. STEVENS
27 Nov.: `The nature of poverty in southern Africa.'

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Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology

Fertility and Reproduction Seminars: amended notice

The following seminars will be held at 11 a.m. on Mondays in the basement Seminar Room, the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology.

This notice replaces that published in the Gazette of 28 September (p. 66).

Convener: Dr Soraya Tremayne.

DR K. HAMPSHIRE, Durham
16 Oct.: `Safe motherhood among nomadic women in Chad.'

DR S. HEALD, Brunel
23 Oct.: `Why it is never easy as ABC: discourses of AIDS in Botswana.'

DR TREMAYNE
30 Oct.:`Runaway children in Iran and their sexual behaviour.'

DR D. COLEMAN
6 Nov.: `Reproduction and survival in an unknown world: the future of fertility.'

DR N. PRICE and K. HAWKINS, Waled
13 Nov.: `Demand, access, and quality: towards a new conceptual framework for sexual and reproductive health research and evaluation.'

DR M. MABILIA, Turin
20 Nov.: `Mothers' violation of post-partum taboos and its reflection on infant health among the Wagogo of Tanzania.'

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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, the Clarendon Laboratory.

PROFESSOR S. BARNETT, Strathclyde
16 Oct.: `Quantum retrodiction.'

DR S. GARDINER, Potsdam
30 Oct.: `Dynamcis of a driven BEC and the influence of chaos.'

DR C.J. FOOT
6 Nov.: `The scissors mode and superfluidity of a Bose-condensed gas.'

PROFESSOR M. HOLZSCHEITER, Los Alamos National Laboratory
13 Nov.: `The Los Alamos Ion Trap Quantum Computing Experiment.'

DR W. BARNES, University of Exeter
27 Nov.: `Light–matter interactions and the optical microcavity.'

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Department of Physics: Condensed Matter Physics Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Simon Room, the Clarendon Laboratory.

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

DR D. GOLOSOV
12 Oct.: `Introduction to colossal magnetoresistance and double exchange magnetism.'

DR J. SLOAN
19 Oct.: `Characterisation of nanometre and sub-nanometre scale structures in single-walled carbon nanotubes.'

PROFESSOR H. ZABEL, Ruhr Universität, Bochum
26 Oct.: `Magnetic heterostructures: investigations with polarised neutron reflectivity.'

DR T. DUKE, Cambridge
2 Nov.: `The physical basis of auditory amplification.'

DR G. AEPPLI, Princeton and University College, London
9 Nov.: `Quantum phase transitions: from basic physics to computation.'

PROFESSOR J.B. PETHICA
16 Nov.: `Nanomechanics and atom manipulation.'

DR J.E. MOLLOY, York
23 Nov.: `Single molecule mechanical experiments on molecular motors using optical tweezers.'

PROFESSOR D. MASLOV, Florida
30 Nov.: `Luttinger liquid behaviour in strong magnetic fields.'

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Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory

The following departmental seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on the days shown in the Lecture Theatre, the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory. Unless otherwise indicated, they will take place on Mondays.

DR J. JONES
16 Oct.: `Quantum information and quantum computation.'

PROFESSOR S. HASWELL, Hull
23 Oct.: `Micro-chemical reactors—new tools for controlling chemical processes.'

PROFESSOR G. VOTH, Utah
30 Oct.: `Proton transport in water, acid-base, and biomolecular systems.'

PROFESSOR V. VAIDA, Colorado
Thur. 9 Nov.: `Atmospheric organic aerosols: agents for chemical complexity.'

DR A. HORN, York
13 Nov.: `Spectroscopic studies of heterogeneous reactivity and catalysis in the atmosphere.'

PROFESSOR G. LUCKHURST, Southampton
27 Nov.: `Liquid crystal controversies and NMR resolutions.'

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Department of Statistics: seminars in statistics, applied probability, and operational research

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Department of Statistics.

M. STONE, University College, London
12 Oct.: `How (not) to assess police performance.'

C. JENNISON, Bath
19 Oct.: `Approximate exact sampling: towards the general application of Propp and Wilson's algorithm.'

T. BRITTON, Uppsala
26 Oct.: `Stochastic epidemics in dynamic populations: quasi-stationarity and extinction.'

S. GODSILL, Cambridge
2 Nov.: `Bayesian filtering and smoothing in non-linear, non-Gaussian state–space models using Monte Carlo particle methods.'

Third-year research students
9 Nov.: various topics.

R. HENDERSON, Lancaster
16 Nov.: `Modelling spatial variation in survival.'

J. TAWN, Lancaster
23 Nov.: `Multivariate extreme values: a conditional approach.'

T. LEWIS, Oxford Brookes
30 Nov.: `Mathematical and statistical modelling in the Duckworth/Lewis method of target resetting in one-day cricket.'

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MEDICAL SCIENCES

Oxford Eye Hospital

Unless otherwise indicated, the following postgraduate lectures and seminars will take place as follows: the 1 p.m. meetings will be held in the Library, the Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology, the Radcliffe Infirmary; other meetings will be held in the Lecture Theatre, first floor, the Oxford Eye Hospital, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

Monday, 16 October

DR K.-G. SCHMIDT
1 p.m.: `Is there vascular dysfunction in glaucoma?'

MISS S. DOWNES
2 p.m.: Fluorescein angiogram teaching.

MISS HAGUE
3.30 p.m.: Oculoplastic Journal Club.

MR J. MORGAN, Cardiff Eye Unit
5 p.m.: `Optic nerve damage in glaucoma: new mechanisms.'


Monday, 23 October

DR S. CRISPIN, Bristol
1 p.m.: `Hyperlipoproteinemia and corneal lipid deposition in the dog.'

MISS S. DOWNES
2 p.m.: Fluorescein angiogram teaching.

MR J. ELSTON and DR G. QUAGHEBEUR
2.30 p.m., Radiology Department, Radcliffe Infirmary: Neuro-radiology.

MISS DOWNES' TEAM
3.30 p.m.: journal club.

MR R. BONSHEK, Manchester Royal Eye Hospital
5 p.m: a presentation.


Monday, 30 October

MISS S. DOWNES
2 p.m.: Fluorescein angiogram teaching.

V. CARDY
2.30 p.m.: case presentation.

DR M. VOTRUBA, Moorfields Eye Hospital
5 p.m.: `Finding the gene for dominant optic atrophy and its role in inherited optic neuropathies.'


Monday, 6 November

DR R. CASSON
1 p.m.: `Animal models in glaucoma.'

PROFESSOR N. OSBORNE
5 p.m.: `A new theory describing the pathogenesis of glaucoma and the concept of neuroprotection.'


Monday, 13 November

DR O. BOUBRIAK
1 p.m.: `The effect of hydration and matrix composition on solute diffusion in rabbit and human sclera.'

MISS S. DOWNES
2 p.m.: Fluorescein angiogram teaching.

MR J. SALMON
2.30 p.m.: glaucoma teaching.

DR M. KUPERSMITH, Hyman-Newman Institute, New York
5 p.m.: `Vascular shunts of the cavernous sinus region.' (Litchfield Lecture)


Monday, 20 November

MISS S. DOWNES
2 p.m.: Fluorescein angiogram teaching.

MR SALMON'S TEAM
2.30 p.m.: journal club.

MR ELSTON, DR ZAIWALLA, and DR KENNETT
3.30 p.m.: `Paediatric ERG and VEP studies.'

MISS DOWNES' TEAM
4.30 p.m.: medical audit.

MR A. ASSAF, Milton Keynes General Hospital
5 p.m.: `Superior oblique palsy.'


Monday, 27 November

MISS S. DOWNES
2 p.m.: Fluorescein angiogram teaching.

MR J. ELSTON and DR G. QUAGHEBEUR
2.30 p.m., Radiology Department, Radcliffe Infirmary: Neuro-radiology.

MR ELSTON'S TEAM
3.30 p.m.: journal club.

PROFESSOR A. DICK, Bristol Eye Hospital
5 p.m.: `Optimising immunosurpressive therapy in posterior segment intra-ocular inflammation.'


Monday, 4 December

MR C.K. ROSTRON, St George's Hospital, London
5 p.m.: `Advances in lamellar keratoplasty.'


Monday, 11 December

PROFESSOR J. MARSHALL
12 noon, St Catherine's College: `Optical radiation in the life of the lens.' (Ida Mann Lecture: given as part of the Oxford Alumni Meeting, 9.30 a.m.–6 p.m.)

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Diabetes Research Laboratories: Clinical Endocrine and Metabolic Meetings

The following meetings will be held at 12.45 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Committee Room, Green College.

PROFESSOR R. GRIMBLE, Southampton
18 Oct.: `Pro-inflammatory cytokine actions and their modulation by nutrients.'

PROFESSOR C. PACKARD, Glasgow
25 Oct.: `Metabolism of apoB containing lipoproteins, dysregulation of lipoprotein production in insulin resistance.'

DR D. FREEMAN, Glasgow Royal Infirmary
1 Nov.: `Smoking associated risk for CHD—is there a metabolic basis?'

PROFESSOR P. STYLES
8 Nov.: `Using phosphorus magnetic resonance to understand the control of energy metabolism.'

PROFESSOR I. MACDONALD, Nottingham
15 Nov.: `Muscle creatine: role of insulin in enhancing creatine uptake.'

DR A. CLARK
22 Nov.: `Insulin secretory defects in type 2 diabetes: a problem of cellular mass or function.'

PROFESSOR C. BYRNE, Southampton
29 Nov.: `Triglyceride-rich lipoproteins, coagulation, and inflammation in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis.'

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Department of Pharmacology: pharmacology and anatomical pharmacology seminars

The following seminars will be given at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Seminar Room, the Department of Pharmacology.

Details of the 7 and 28 November seminars will be announced later.

PROFESSOR N. BOWERY, Birmingham
17 Oct.: `Functional significance of the GABAB receptor and its subunits.'

PROFESSOR P. CHAPMAN, Cardiff
24 Oct.: `Rodent models of Alzheimer's disease: synapses, circuits, and behaviour.'

DR G. GRIFFITHS
31 Oct.: `Regulated secretion from hemopoietic cells.'

PROFESSOR P. SOMOGYI
14 Nov.: `Synaptic and molecular parcellation of the neuronal surface in the cerebral cortex.'

DR M. KATAN, London
21 Nov.: `Structural aspects of PI–PLC signalling.'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Italian Graduate Seminar

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars and lectures will take place at 5 p.m. in Room 2, the Taylor Institution.

Conveners: M.L. McLaughlin, MA, D.Phil., and M. Zaccarello, MA, University Lecturers in Italian.

LUCA GUERNERI, ROBERTO GALAVERNI, ANDREA GIBELLINI, ROBERTO MUSSAPI, ANTONIO RICCARDI, and NIGEL THOMPSON
Fri. 13 Oct., Room 3, Taylor Institution: `Contemporary Italian poetry' (a poetry reading in Italian, with English translations).

MARIO ANDREA RIGONI, Padua
Tue. 24 Oct.: `Classicismo e nichilismo nell'opera di Leopardi.'

C.P. BRAND, Edinburgh
Mon. 20 Nov.: `Foscolo, Canova, and the Graces.' (Illustrated)
(Note: this lecture will be followed by the presentation of a Festschrift to Peter Brand, in the Voltaire Room.)

MARIA ANTONIETTA GRIGNANI, Università per Stranieri, Siena
Tue. 21 Nov.: `Le Rime di Isabella Morra: problemi di un'edizione.'

ROMANO LUPERINI, Università degli Studi, Siena
Tue. 28 Nov.: `La crisi della critica: il testo, il lettore e l'interprete oggi.'

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MUSIC

Public lecture

PETER GUELKE, Professor of Conducting, Musikhochschule, Freiburg, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 18 October, in the Denis Arnold Hall, the Music Faculty.

Subject: `Mozart's last symphonies.'

The composer speaks

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Holywell Music Room.

25 Oct.: ALEXANDER GOEHR. Professor Goehr's lecture, on the subject of Schoenberg, precedes a performance of Schoenberg's Second Quartet by the Allegri String Quartet, at 8 p.m. in the same evening in the Holywell Music Room (for further details, see `Notices' above).

1 Nov.: MICHAEL FINNISSY.

22 Nov.: BRENT SORENSEN.

29 Nov.: DAVID BLAKE.

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ORIENTAL STUDIES

Medieval Studies Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in Lecture Room 1, the Oriental Institute.

Convener: G.J.H. van Gelder, MA, Laudian Professor of Arabic.

PROFESSOR VAN GELDER
17 Oct.: `In praise of disorder: some observations on classical Arabic literature.'

DR J. ABU-HAIDAR, London
24 Oct.: `Reflections on Hispano-Arabic poetry and the early Provençal lyrics.'

DR C. MELVILLE, Cambridge
31 Oct.: `Mongol rule in Anatolia.'

PROFESSOR A. JONES
7 Nov.: to be announced.

R. NETTLER
14 Nov.: `Sufism and Qur'an: Ibn al-`Arabi, prophets, and Sufi theory.'

PROFESSOR C. BURNETT, London
21 Nov.: `On Latin translations of Arabic poetry.' (Provisional title)

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Topics in Ancient Near Eastern Studies and Egyptology

The following seminars will be given on Tuesdays.

A full listing of occasional lectures and seminars to be held this term in Ancient Near Eastern Studies and Egyptology is available from Jane Webber (e-mail: jane.webber@orinst.ox.ac.uk).

Conveners: J.R. Baines, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Egyptology, and S. Dalley, MA, Senior Research Fellow, Somerville College.

J. THOMPSON, American University in Cairo
17 Oct., 5 p.m., Middle East Centre (68 Woodstock Road): `Edward William Lane's description of Egypt.' (Joint seminar with the Middle East Centre)

B. LAWERGREN, Hunter College, City University of New York
14 Nov., 2.30 p.m., Lecture Room 1, Oriental Institute: `Bactrian trumpets .2000 BCE: audience and sounds.'

PROFESSOR BAINES
21 Nov., 2.30 p.m., Lecture Room 1, Oriental Institute: `A hunting party in Middle Kingdom Egypt.'

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SOCIAL SCIENCES

Seminar

PROFESSOR ARIF DIRLIK, author of The Origins of Chinese Communism (1989) and The Postcolonial Aura. Third World Criticism in the Age of Global Capitalism (1997), will give a seminar at 6 p.m. on Friday, 13 October, in the Old Seminar Room, Wadham College.

Subject: `Markets and culture in China.'

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Senior Research Seminar in American Politics

PROFESSOR D.R. MAYHEW will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 18 October, in the Chester Room, Nuffield College.

Convener: B.E. Shafer, MA, Mellon Professor of American Government.

Subject: `American electoral realignments: a critique of the classical genre.'

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Department of Politics and International Relations: Order and justice in international relations

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Dahrendorf Room, Founder's Building, St Antony's College.

Conveners: Professor Rosemary Foot, John Swire Fellow in the International Relations of East Asia, St Antony's College; Professor John Gaddis, Eastman Visiting Professor, Balliol College; and Dr Andrew Hurrell, University Lecturer in International Relations, Nuffield College.

PROFESSOR A. ROBERTS
17 Oct.: `The order/justice issue in the United Nations.'

PROFESSOR J. TOYE, Sussex
24 Oct.: `Order and justice in the international trade system.'

DR N. WOODS
31 Oct.: `Order v. justice? Challenges of governance in the international financial institutions.'

PROFESSOR GADDIS
7 Nov.: `Order and justice: the American record in the twentieth century.'

DR R. MITTER, Warwick
14 Nov.: `Order, justice, and China's place in the world in historical perspective.'

DR K. BAJPAJ, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, and Brookings Institution
21 Nov.: `Order and justice in international relations: Indian conceptions.'

DR J. PISCATORI
28 Nov.: `Islam, globalisation, and the search for order and justice.'

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Politics and constitutional change under Labour

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will take place at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Summer Common Room, Magdalen College.

Conveners: Sir Michael Wheeler-Booth and Dr Stewart Wood.

RT. HON. BARONESS JAY OF PADDINGTON, Leader of the Lords
Fri. 13 Oct.: `Reforming the Lords from the inside.'

RT. HON. SIR GEORGE YOUNG, MP, Shadow Leader of the Commons
16 Oct.: `The Commons under Blair.'

RT. REVD RICHARD HARRIES, Bishop of Oxford
23 Oct.: `Religious representation in Parliament.'

SIR MICHAEL WHEELER-BOOTH and F. VIBERT, Director, European Policy Forum
30 Oct.: `Britain and the EU—can our constitutional links become democratically accountable?'

RT. HON. RON DAVIES, MP, AM, formerly Welsh Secretary
6 Nov.: `Welsh devolution—a continuing process.'

RT. HON. WILLIAM HAGUE, MP
13 Nov., the Auditorium, Magdalen College: `A Conservative view of constitutional change.'

RT. HON. BARONESS DEAN, formerly General Secretary, SOGAT; member, PHSC
20 Nov.: `The Political Honours Scrutiny Committee: how it works.'

E. BALLS, special adviser to the Chancellor
27 Nov.: `The Treasury under Brown.'

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ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM

Public lectures

The following lectures will take place as shown in the Lecture Theatre, the Taylor Institution. Admission is free and booking is not required.

D. MILES, Chief Archaeologist, English Heritage
Sun. 19 Nov., 3 p.m.: `The Milton Jewel.'

PROFESSOR D. COSGROVE, UCLA
Tue. 21 Nov., 5 p.m.: `Ruskin, Oxford, and the geographical imagination.'

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Millennium Lecture Series: Facing Forward Looking Back

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Fridays.

DR K. FLINT
3 Nov., Oxford Playhouse: ` "Prisons of the infinite": women's eyes.' (Admission £2.50: to book, tel. 798600)

DR T. ZELDIN
1 Dec., Taylor Institution: `The search for lovers, friends, and workmates who are not bores.' (Admission free)

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RHODES TRUST AND THE ROTHERMERE AMERICAN INSTITUTE

GEN. WESLEY CLARK, Arkansas and Magdalen, will deliver a public lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 25 October, in the Milner Hall, Rhodes House.

Subject: `Strategic leadership in the new millennium.'

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CENTRE FOR SOCIO-LEGAL STUDIES

DR WALTER LEONARD, Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, former Associate Dean of the Harvard Law School, and former President, Fisk University, will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 24 October, in the Haldane Room, Wolfson College.

All members of the University are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served after lecture.

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

Subject: `Gore selects Lieberman: affirmative action comes of age.'

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ALL SOULS COLLEGE

Waldegrave/Butler seminars on case studies in recent British government

LORD WALDEGRAVE and LORD BUTLER will give the following seminars at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Old Library, All Souls College.

18 Oct.: `Major policy reform: two case histories—Poll Tax and Health Service reorganisation' (Lord Waldegrave).

25 Oct.: `Britain's use of its intelligence agencies' (Lord Butler).

1 Nov.: `Open government' (Lord Waldegrave).

8 Nov.: `Civil Service reform' (Lord Butler).

15 Nov.: `Central advice to government' (Lord Butler).

22 Nov.: `Centralisation: the case of education' (Lord Waldegrave).

29 Nov.: `Negotiating with Europe' (Lord Waldegrave).

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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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HERTFORD COLLEGE

Tyndale Lecture

PROFESSOR MORNA HOOKER will deliver the Tyndale Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 19 October, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Tyndale as translator.'

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ST CATHERINE'S COLLEGE

Millennium Lecture Series

The impact of the human genome project on society: a snapshot of current issues leading into the year 2001

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College.

For further details contact Jane Kaye (e-mail: jane.kaye@law.ox.ac.uk) or Margaret Simon, St Catherine's College, Manor Road, Oxford OX1 3UJ (telephone: Oxford (2)71760).

DR S. KINGSMAN, Oxford Biomedica
19 Oct.: `Gene therapy—promises or problems?'

PROFESSOR S. MCCALL-SMITH, Vice-Chairman of the Human Genetics Commission, Member of the International Bioethics Commission of UNESCO
2 Nov.: `Genetic information—something special?'

M. REDFERN, QC, Chair of Alder Hey Hospital Inquiry, Liverpool
9 Nov.: `Ownership of tissue samples and organs in medical research—the Liverpool experience.'

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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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WOLFSON COLLEGE

Ronald Syme Lecture

PROFESSOR RAMSAY MACMULLEN, Yale University, will deliver the Ronald Syme Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 2 November, in the Hall, Wolfson College. The lecture will be open to the public.

Subject: `Another Roman Revolution.'

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OxTALENT AND THE HUMANITIES COMPUTING UNIT

Digital projects in Oxford

This series of talks will run throughout the year. This term the talks detail various electronic projects in the University, looking mainly at the impact on teaching. They will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesdays in Lecture Room A, the Computing Services, 13 Banbury Road. Further information on the Humanities Computing Unit may be found at http://www.hcu.ox.ac.uk.

K. HARRISON, Department of Chemistry
18 Oct.: `eLearning in the Chemistry Department.'

S. PRICE, Lady Margaret Hall, and L. NIXON, Magdalen
25 Oct.: `The Sphakia Survey Web site.'

P. DARRAH, Department of Plant Sciences
1 Nov.: `Teaching support and management using the Web: OxWeb in the Biological Sciences.'

F. CONDRON, Humanities Computing Unit
8 Nov.: `Project ASTER: supporting small group teaching using IT.'

K. KEATS ROHAN, Director, Unit for Prosopographical Research, Linacre College
22 Nov.: `Computers should be seen but not heard. The multi-functional COEL database system for historians (and others).'

DR J. DUFF, Theology Faculty
29 Nov.: `More than a gimmick?—attempts to bring IT into the normal work of a humanities faculty.'

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OXFORD MEDIEVAL SOCIETY

PROFESSOR HENRY CHADWICK, KBE, will lecture at 8.30 p.m. on Thursday, 19 October, in the Theberge Room, St Peter's College. Wine will be served from 8.15 p.m. New members are welcome.

Subject: `A Frankish pope and the inventor of the book review: or, Nicholas I and Patriarch Photius.'

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OXFORD ASIAN TEXTILE GROUP

PROFESSOR ANNE MORRELL will lecture at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, 18 October, in the Pitt Rivers Museum Research Centre. The lecture will be preceded by the Annual General Meeting (for members only) at 5.45 p.m.

Visitors are welcome to attend the lecture (admission charge £2). Refreshments will be available from 6.30 p.m.

Subject: `The Calico Museum of Textiles (Gujarat, India).'

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