Lectures

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INAUGURAL LECTURE

Norton Rose Professor of Commercial and Financial Law

PROFESSOR A.S. BURROWS will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5.45 p.m. on Thursday, 1 March, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

Subject: `We do this at Common Law but that in Equity.'

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GRINFIELD LECTURES

The Septuagint of Ezekiel—select topics

PROFESSOR JOHAN LUST, Professor of Old Testament Exegesis, Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven, will deliver the first series of his Grinfield Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Examination Schools. Each lecture will be followed by discussion.

Mon. 26 Feb.: `Textual criticism of the Old Testament and its relation to textual criticism of the New Testament, with examples taken from Ezekiel.'

Tue. 27 Feb.: ` "Tendenz" in the Septuagint of Ezekiel.'

Wed. 28 Feb.: `Symmachus lexicography: Ezekiel.'

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CLARENDON LECTURES IN ECONOMICS

Volatility and growth

PROFESSOR P. AGHION, Harvard University, will deliver the Clarendon Lectures in Economics at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Examination Schools.

Mon. 26 Feb.: `Volatility in emerging market economies.'

Tue. 27 Feb.: `Currency crises and monetary policy.'

Thur. 1 Mar.: `Technology and volatility in 2001.'

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CARLYLE LECTURES

DR NOEL MALCOLM will deliver the Carlyle Lectures at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Examination Schools, in weeks three to eight of Hilary Term.

Subject: `Islam, the Ottomans, and "Oriental Despotism" in western thought, c.1400–c.1800.'

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LITERAE HUMANIORES

PROFESSOR L. LEHNUS, Milan, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 19 February, in Christ Church.

Convener: P.J. Parsons, MA, Regius Professor of Greek.

Subject: `Towards a new edition of the fragments of Callimachus.'

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Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama

TIMBERLAKE WERTENBAKER, playwright, will lecture at 3.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 28 February, 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: `The voices we hear.'

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MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Hinshelwood Lectures: Novel spectroscopies using helium atoms, clusters, and droplets

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

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

20 Feb. and 22 Feb.: `Helium atom time-of-flight spectra of molecules dancing on surfaces.'

27 Feb. and 1 Mar.: `Diffracting frail, giant helium molecules from nanostructured gratings.'

6 Mar. and 8 Mar.: `Ultra cold helium droplets as gentle corrals for molecules and clusters.'

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MEDICAL SCIENCES (ETHOX CENTRE) AND GREEN COLLEGE

PROFESSOR ULRICH TROEHLER, Direktor, Institut für Geschichte der Medizin der Albert-Ludwigs-Universität, Freiburg, will lecture at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, 27 March, in the E.P. Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green College.

Subject: `Therapeutic effectiveness: downs and ups of the quantitative approach.'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

PROFESSOR DR OSKAR REICHMANN, Heidelberg, will lecture, in German, at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 27 February in the Taylor Institution.

Convener: C.J. Wells, MA, University Lecturer in Germanic Philology and Medieval German Literature.

Subject: `Sprachgeschichtsschreibung: nationale und europäische Aspekte.'


PROFESSOR PER DURST-ANDERSEN, Copenhagen Business School, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 19 February, in 47 Wellington Square (basement lecture room).

Convener: J.M. Fellerer (MA Vienna, Dr des Basel), University Lecturer in non-Russian Slavonic Languages.

Subject: `Russian motion verbs revisited. Principles of lexicalisation and grammaticalisation.'

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MODERN HISTORY

Modern European History Research Centre

PROFESSOR HANS MOMMSEN will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 19 February, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `The German resistance movement and the Holocaust.'

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ORIENTAL STUDIES

Lectures in the Historical Anthropology of Korea 2001

PROFESSOR HIROSHI HONDA, Professor of Anthropology, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, will lecture at 3 p.m. on Friday, 2 March, in the Seminar Room, the Nissan Institute, St Antony's College.

Conveners: Dr R. Goodman and Dr J.B. Lewis.

Subject: `Between elite and commoners: hyangri or rijok in Namwon, Korea.'

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ORIENTAL STUDIES, MUSIC

Lecture■Recital on the Korean zither: the Kayagum

DR YEONOK JANG, SOAS, will perform selections on the Kayagum and accompany these performances with commentary, at 5 p.m. on Friday, 2 March, in the Denis Arnold Hall, the Faculty of Music.

Conveners: Dr H.La Rue and Dr J.B. Lewis.

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SOCIAL SCIENCES

PROFESSOR MARTIN A. SHAPIRO, University of California, will lecture on the state of American politics at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 20 February, in the Clay Room, Nuffield College.

Subject: `The waxing and waning of judicial power: court politics, 2001.'


DR GARETH DAVIES will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 21 February, in the Chester Room, Nuffield College.

Subject: `Richard Nixon and school desegregation.'

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Current issues in social policy

Unless indicated otherwise, the following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in Barnett House, Wellington Square.

Conveners: T. Smith, MA, Director of the Department of Social Policy and Social Work, G.A.N. Smith, B.Phil., MA, University Research Lecturer, J.E. Lewis, MA, Barnett Professor of Social Policy, and M.W.J. Noble, MA, University Lecturer in Social Policy.

DR A. ANHEIER, LSE
20 Feb.: `The third sector in Europe: growth and transformation.'

PROFESSOR J. CLASEN, Stirling
27 Feb., 4 p.m.: `The contributory principle: a paradox within contemporary British social policy?'

PROFESSOR LEWIS
6 Mar.: `The gender settlement and social provision: from male breadwinner to adult worker model.'

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LANGUAGE CENTRE

Lunchtime seminars in applied linguistics

The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursdays in the Language Centre, 12 Woodstock Road. Light refreshments will be available from 12.30 p.m.

DR M.-M. KENNING, East Anglia
22 Feb.: `Concordancing and comprehension: using concordance output to predict pitfalls.'

DR C. WALTER, Cambridge
8 Mar.: `Working memory and the L2 reading threshold.'

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BRASENOSE COLLEGE

Tanner Lectures on Human Values 2001

Human rights: a sense of proportion

SIR SYDNEY KENTRIDGE, QC, will deliver the Tanner Lectures on Human Values at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

Mon. 26 Feb.: `The story so far.'

Tue. 27 Feb.: `How will it end?'

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CORPUS CHRISTI COLLEGE

SUNANDA DATTA-RAY, Indian journalist and commentator, currently Visiting Fellow in Journalism and Communication, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 16 February, in the Rainolds Room, Corpus Christi College.

Subject: `The superpowers of the future.'

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GREEN COLLEGE

Archie Cochrane `Effectiveness and Efficiency' Lecture

PROFESSOR VALERIE BERAL, FRCP, will lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 29 March, in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

Subject: `The causes of breast cancer.'

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LINACRE COLLEGE

Linacre Lectures

Managing the Earth

SIR JOHN BROWNE, Group Chief Executive, BP Amoco, will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 1 March, in Lecture Theatre A, the Zoology/Psychology Building.

Subject: `The role of corporate leadership.'

Note: admission is by ticket only. Applications for tickets should be made to Mrs Jane Edwards, College Secretary, Linacre College (telephone: Oxford (2)71657, e-mail: jane.edwards@linacre.ox.ac.uk), by Thursday, 22 February. No admission to the lecture theatre will be permitted after 5.30 p.m.

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FRIENDS OF REWLEY HOUSE

MRS RUTH DEECH, Principal of St Anne's College and Chairman, the Human Embryology and Fertilisation Authority, will deliver the Friends of Rewley House Annual Lecture at 8 p.m. on Thursday, 8 March, in the Lecture Theatre, Rewley House.

Information and tickets may be obtained from Craig Herron, c/o Kellogg College, Oxford OX1 2JA, or from Katharine Nathan (e-mail: katharine.nathan@kellogg.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `Sex, sheep, and statutes.'

For details of the Friends of Rewley House Annual Concert, see `Notices' above.

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OXFORD BIBLIOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY

DR RICHARD GAMESON will lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Thursday, 22 February, in the Taylor Institution.

Subject: `The scribe speaks? Signed manuscripts from Flanders c.1000.'

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OXTALENT AND THE HUMANITIES COMPUTING UNIT

Digital Projects in Oxford

The following lectures will be given at 1 p.m. on Wednesdays in Lecture Room A, the Computing Services.p A. BOWTELL
21 Feb.: `IT and the QAA experience.'

J. COOTE
28 Feb.: `Around the world again: putting the Forsters' Cook-Voyage Collection on the Web.'

B. KNURSHEED
7 Mar.: `Enabling Mothers to Understand Maternity (E-Mum): a telemonitoring project.'

T. WYATT
14 Mar.: `Collaborative projects in online learning: opportunities for Oxford.'

A. SLATER
21 Mar.: `On-line trading: the Modern Languages Admissions Database.'

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