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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John M. Olin Visiting Professor in American Government

PROFESSOR D.R. MAYHEW will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 27 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Congressional opposition to the American presidency.'

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CAMERON MACKINTOSH VISITING PROFESSOR OF CONTEMPORARY THEATRE

PROFESSOR NICHOLAS HYTNER will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 20 November, in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College.

Subject: `What makes theatre theatrical.'

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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 Tuesday, 21 November, in the Examination Schools.

This replaces previous notifications, in which the date of the lecture was given as 15 November.

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

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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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WILLIAM COHN MEMORIAL LECTURE

PROFESSOR D. CROISSANT, Heidelberg, will deliver the William Cohn Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 22 November, in the Lecture Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum.

Subject: `Courtly romances: picturing passion in the Tale of Genji.'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Public lecture

PROFESSOR KATHLEEN VERNON, State University of New York, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 22 November, in the Taylor Institution, 47 Wellington Square.

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

Subject: `Julio Medem, Lovers of the Arctic Circle, and the place of the auteur in a global film industry.'

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Italian Graduate Seminar

The following seminars and lectures will be held at 5 p.m. on the days shown in Room 2, the Taylor Institution.

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

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
Wed. 29 Nov. (note changed date): `La crisi della critica: il testo, il lettore e l'interprete oggi.'

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MODERN HISTORY, SOCIAL SCIENCES

Seminar in Economic and Social History

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

Conveners: K.J. Humphries, MA, Reader in Economic History, and A. Offer, MA, D.Phil., Chichele Professor of Economic History.

E. TAN, Cambridge
21 Nov.: `The English open fields, the bull, and the cottager's cow: a property rights analysis.'

PROFESSOR D. WOODWARD, Hull
28 Nov.: `Shifts in the incidence of farm service before 1800.'

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SOCIAL SCIENCES

NEIL OXMAN, President, the Campaign Group Inc., will lecture on the American elections of 2000 at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 23 November, in the Large Lecture Room, Nuffield College.

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

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ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM

Public lectures

These lectures will be given as follows: the first lecture will be given in the Headley Lecture Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum; the remaining two lectures will be given in the Lecture Theatre, the Taylor Institution. Admission is free and booking is not required.

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

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

GABRIELE FINALDI, Curator of Later Italian and Spanish Paintings, National Gallery
Tue. 9 Jan., 11 a.m.: `Caravaggio and the Rome of 1600.' (Sir David Piper New Year Lecture)


Millennium Lecture Series

Facing Forward Looking Back

DR THEODORE ZELDIN will deliver the final lecture in this series at 5 p.m. on Friday, 1 December, in the Lecture Theatre, the Taylor Institution. Admission is free.

Subject: `The search for lovers, friends, and workmates who are not bores.'

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SAÏD BUSINESS SCHOOL

Interdepartmental Finance Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 12.30 p.m. on Fridays in the Saïd Business School, 59 George Street.

Enquiries should be addressed to Elaine Durham, Saïd Business School, 59 George Street, Oxford OX1 2BE (telephone: Oxford (2)88683, e-mail: elaine.durham@sbs.ox.ac.uk).

Conveners: Alexander Gümbel (Saïd Business School), Neil Shepherd (Economics), and Sam Howison (Mathematics).

D. DESSI, Toulouse
17 Nov.: to be announced.

F. PALOMINO, Tidburg
24 Nov.: `Mutual fund tournament: risk taking incentives induced by ranking objectives.'

F. SCHMID, Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis
1 Dec.: `Class struggle inside the firm? A study of German codetermination.'

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SAÏD BUSINESS SCHOOL, MAISON FRANÇAISE

A seminar will be held on Tuesday, 21 November, in the Large Lecture Room, Nuffield College, 8.30–10.30 a.m. All faculty and students are welcome to attend.

The seminar is part of a doctoral workshop hosted jointly by the Saïd Business School and the Fédération de Recherches sur les Organisations et leur Gestion, CNRS, and will be held at Nuffield College and the Maison Française d'Oxford.

PROFESSOR S. WOOLGAR: `Researching virtual society?—What next?' PROFESSOR B. KOGUT, Wharton School: `Open source communities.'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

PROFESSOR MUHAMMAD TALIB, Jamia Millia Islamia, India, will lecture at 12 noon on Wednesday, 22 November, in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, George Street.

Subject: `Crises and cosmological intervention of Islam in India.'

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CENTRE FOR SOCIO-LEGAL STUDIES

Administrative governance, courts, and the limits of the law

DR ANNE DAVIES, Law Fellow, All Souls College, will give a seminar in this series at 5 p.m. on Monday, 20 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: `Government by contract, courts, and the limits of the law.'

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HERTFORD COLLEGE

Lecture to inaugurate the Armstrong–Macintyre–Markham Fellowship in History

DR TOBY BARNARD, Fellow and Tutor in Modern History, Hertford College, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 21 November, in the Examination Schools. All members of the University are welcome to attend.

Those wishing to attend are asked to note the change of venue.

Subject: `Ascendancies and ascents in Ireland, 1649–1700.'

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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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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Middle East Centre

Jordan in the Hussein era

HRH PRINCE AL-HASSAN BIN TALAL will give a talk in this series at 5 p.m. on Friday, 17 November, in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College. All members of the University are welcome to attend.

Subject: `Jerusalem consciousness.'

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OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY FORUM

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Mondays in Rewley House.

DAVID PARSONS, Nottingham
20 Nov.: `The vocabulary of English place-names.'

RICHARD DANCE, Cambridge
27 Nov.: `Norse-derived words in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.'

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OXFORD MEDIEVAL SOCIETY

PROFESSOR AVERIL CAMERON will lecture at 8.30 p.m. on Thursday, 23 November, in the Theberge Room, St Peter's College. Wine will be served from 8.15 p.m. New members are welcome.

Subject: `The Virgin at Constantinople: from relics to icons.' (With slides)

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OXFORD BIBLIOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY

PROFESSOR PAUL LUNA will lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Thursday, 23 November, in the Taylor Institution.

Subject: `Designing definitions: dictionary design from Webster to CD- ROM.'

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