Lectures

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INAUGURAL LECTURES

Professor of the Physical Examination of Materials

PROFESSOR D.J.H. COCKAYNE will deliver his inaugural lecture at 2.15 p.m. on Thursday, 3 May, in the Sir Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, the Clarendon Laboratory.

Subject: `Exploring the nano-world of materials and biology with modern electron microscopy.'

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Harold Vyvyan Harmsworth Professor of American History

PROFESSOR T.H. BREEN will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 15 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `The Lockean Moment: the languages of rights on the eve of the American Revolution.'

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O'DONNELL LECTURES 2001

Scottish Gaelic literature

PROFESSOR W. GILLIES, Professor of Celtic, University of Edinburgh, will deliver the O'Donnell Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Hall, the Taylor Institution.

Thur. 26 Apr.: `Approaches to Gaelic poetry.'

Fri. 27 Apr.: `The form and content of Gaelic verse.'

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LEVERHULME LECTURE

JOHN ROTH, Leverhulme Visiting Professor and Distinguished Professor of Biology, University of Utah, will deliver the Leverhulme Lecture at 4 p.m. on Friday, 23 March, in the Large Lecture Theatre, the Department of Biochemistry.

Convener: Professor David Sherratt (telephone: (2)75296).

Subject: `Where do new genes come from?'

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MYRES MEMORIAL LECTURE

PROFESSOR AMÉLIE KUHRT, University College, London, will deliver the Myres Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 7 May, in the McGregor-Matthews Room, New College.

Subject: `Greeks in Persian and Babylonian perspective.'

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EMDEN LECTURE

PROFESSOR R.J. EVANS will deliver the Emden Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 9 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `The Germans in British public memory since 1945.'

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LITCHFIELD LECTURE

PROFESSOR J. HALL will deliver a Litchfield Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 19 March, in the Wellcome Gene Centre, the Churchill Hospital. Further information may be obtained from Professor Angela Vincent (telephone: Oxford 222321), or Dr Susan Huson (telephone: Oxford 226024).

Subject: `Human twins—myths, monsters, and models.'

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AUNG SAN SUU KYI LECTURE

SIR MARRACK GOULDING will deliver the inaugural Aung San Suu Kyi Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 8 May, in the Maplethorpe Building, St Hugh's College.

Subject: `Deliverance from evil.'

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MODERN HISTORY, SOCIAL SCIENCES

Seminar in Social and Economic History

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Wharton Room, All Souls College.

Conveners: Dr R. Allen, Professor P.A. David, Dr N.H. Dimsdale, Dr K.J. Humphries, and Professor A. Offer.

P. TEMIN, MIT
24 Apr.: `The ante-bellum tariff on cotton textiles revisited.'

DR ALLEN
1 May: `The first whale extinction revisited: the end of the bowhead 1600–1900.'

DR DIMSDALE
8 May: `Real interest rates since 1875.'

Y. YAFEH, Jerusalem
15 May: `Emerging market spreads: then versus now.'

C. THIRTLE, Imperial College
22 May: `Testing the induced innovation hypothesis: an error correction model of US agriculture.'

PROFESSOR DAVID
29 May: `History matters.'

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THEOLOGY

Ian Ramsey Centre

Theology and the sciences—the human person

The following seminars will be held at 8.15 for 8.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Hood Room, St Cross College.

Conveners: Professor J.H. Brooke and Dr Margaret Yee.

DR G. HUGHES, SJ, Master, Campion Hall
3 May: `Neuroscience and spirituality.'

DR R. BELL, IBM
17 May: `Is scientific knowledge compatible with the existence of God?'

DR P. FIDDES, Principal, Regent's Park College
31 May: `Concepts of God in the context of scientific development.'

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DEPARTMENT OF BIOCHEMISTRY

Rodney Porter Memorial Lecture

STANLEY PRUSINER, Director of the Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases and Professor of Neurology and Biochemistry, University of California, San Francisco, will deliver the fourth Rodney Porter Memorial Lecture at 4 p.m. on Thursday, 31 May, in the University Museum of Natural History. Enquiries may be directed to Pauline Rudd (telephone: (2)75340), Fran Platt (telephone: (2)75725), or Kieran Clarke (telephone: (2)75255).

Subject: `The mad cow crisis.'

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ALL SOULS COLLEGE

Foreign Policy Studies Programme

The United States and East Asian security

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Old Library, All Souls College.

Conveners: Professor Joseph Nye and Professor Robert O'Neill.

PROFESSOR NYE
26 Apr.: `The US, East Asia, and the Pacific: challenges and prospects.'

DR YUEN FOONG KHONG
3 May: `Will the US fight over Taiwan?'

PROFESSOR O'NEILL
10 May: `Working with the United States: an allied perspective.'

PROFESSOR M. YAHUDA, LSE
17 May: `China's security perspectives on Asia and the Pacific.'

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ST JOHN'S COLLEGE

Woolf Lecture

PROFESSOR N. WHITE, Director, Wellcome Trust Research Unit, Bangkok, will deliver the Woolf Lecture at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, 27 March, in the Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's College.

Subject: `Drugs against malaria: the parasite fights back.'

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TRINITY COLLEGE

Richard Hillary Lecture

IAN McEWAN will deliver the Richard Hillary Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 2 May, in the St Cross Building.

Subject: `Literature and human nature.'

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