Lectures

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LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

ESRC Research Programme on Transnational Communities

The following seminars will be given at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in the Senior Common Room, the School of Geography.

Conveners: Dr Steven Vertovec and Professor Warwick Armstrong.

PROFESSOR W. ARMSTRONG, McGill
18 Jan.: `The Janus face of international borders.'

PROFESSOR U. MEINHOF, Bradford
25 Jan.: `Changing nations, states, and identities in German–Polish border regions.'

PROFESSOR M. SPARKE, Washington
1 Feb.: `Transnationalism at the border: outlining the research horizons.'

R. ANDERS-ELK, Warwick
8 Feb.: `Boundaries as social processes: the Finnish–Russian border.'

DR O. KRAMSCH, Nijmegen
15 Feb.: `Towards cosmopolitan governance of the transborder regions of the European Union.'

DR V. EVERGETI, Surrey
22 Feb.: `Identity politics within borderline minorities: Muslim communities in Western Thrace.'

PROFESSOR G. BLAKE, Durham
1 Mar.: `Geographical contributions to international boundary questions.'

PROFESSOR J. ANDERSON, Belfast
8 Mar.: `Approaches to theorising state borders.'

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Department of Zoology: Departmental Seminars

The following seminars will be given at 4.30 p.m. on Mondays in the Zoology Department. The appropriate lecture theatre (A or B) is shown after the date of the seminar. All members of the University are welcome to attend.

DR PETER HERRING, Southampton Oceanography Centre
15 Jan. (B): `Making light of the dark: bioluminescence in the deep sea.'

PROFESSOR DAVID BELLAMY, The Conservation Foundation
22 Jan. (A and B): to be confirmed (conservation seminar).

PROFESSOR STEVEN ROSE, the Open University
29 Jan. (A): `The poverty of evolutionary psychology.'

DR GEORGINA MACE, Institute of Zoology
5 Feb.: (B): `Extinction risk in contemporary mammals: causes and consequences.'

PROFESSOR ROSIE REDFIELD
12 Feb. (B): `Putting sex in context: the evolution of bacterial competence.'

DR ANDREW CLARKE, British Antarctic Survey
19 Feb. (B): `Life at the edge: the ecology and evolution of polar organisms.'

PROFESSOR ROD PAGE, Glasgow
26 Feb. (B): to be confirmed (molecular evolution seminar).

PROFESSOR SIR ROBERT MAY, The Royal Society
5 Mar. (A): `Reflections on five years in Whitehall.'

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MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Hinshelwood Lectures

PROFESSOR J.P. TOENNIES, Max Planck Institut für Strömungsforschung, Göttingen, will deliver the Hinshelwood Lectures at 11.15 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory, commencing on Tuesday, 20 February.

Convener: J. Klein, MA, D.Phil., Dr Lee's Professor of Chemistry.

Subject: `Novel spectroscopies using helium atoms, clusters, and droplets.'

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MUSIC

Bach's B Minor Mass: perspectives on its music and history

This colloquium, which is free and open to the public, will be held on Tuesday, 19 December, 11 a.m.–4 p.m., in the Holywell Music Room.

The colloquium will offer views on the work and its background and aura which will be relevant to a non-specialist audience, but also represent different scholarly approaches. The meeting will include an interdisciplinary panel discussion (speakers: Oliver O'Donovan, Andrew Parrott, Ruth Tatlow, John Butt, Andrew Stewart, and Reinhard Strohm).

The colloquium is held in conjunction with a performance of the work by the Oxford Philomusica at 8 p.m. on 19 December in the Sheldonian Theatre.

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ORIENTAL STUDIES, COMMITTEE FOR COMPARATIVE PHILOLOGY AND GENERAL LINGUISTICS

Languages and their design features (Arabic, Hittite, Japanese, Romanian, Scottish Gaelic, Sumerian, Turkish)

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Taylor Institution.

Conveners: C.D. Holes, MA, D.Phil., Khalid bin Abdullah Al Saud Professor for the Study of the Contemporary Arab World, and M.D. Maiden, MA, Professor of the Romance Languages.

PROFESSOR HOLES
25 Jan.: `Arabic.'

PROFESSOR A. MORPURGO DAVIES
1 Feb.: `Hittite.'

DR B. FRELLESVIG
8 Feb.: `Japanese.'

PROFESSOR MAIDEN
15 Feb.: `Romanian.'

DR G. RAMCHAND
22 Feb.: `Scottish Gaelic.'

DR C. KERSLAKE
1 Mar.: `Turkish.'

DR J. BLACK
8 Mar.: `Sumerian.'

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ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM

Sir David Piper New Year Lecture

GABRIELE FINALDI, Curator of Later Italian and Spanish Paintings, the National Gallery, will deliver the Sir David Piper New Year Lecture at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, 9 January, in the Lecture Theatre, the Taylor Institution. Admission is free.

Subject: `Caravaggio and the Rome of 1600.'

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GREEN COLLEGE

Green College Lectures

The management of public services and the professions

The Green College Lectures will be given at 6 p.m. on Mondays in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

PROFESSOR R. KLEIN, Senior Associate, the King's Fund; Visiting Professor, London School of Economics
15 Jan.: `Managing doctors: oxymoron or realistic ambition?'

PROFESSOR C. HOOD
22 Jan.: `A well regulated public sector?'

DR A. WRIGHT, MP, Chairman, Select Committee on Public Administration; Honorary Professor of Politics, University of Birmingham
29 Jan.: `Accountability versus professionalism?'

SIR MICHAEL BICHARD, KCB, Permanent Secretary, Department for Education and Employment
5 Feb.: `Public services: modern or morbid?'

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Brian Walker Lecture on Environment and Development

MARTTI AHTISAARI, former President, Republic of Finland, will deliver the Brian Walker Lecture at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, 6 March, in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

Subject: `Conflict management and development.'

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