Lectures

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INAUGURAL LECTURE

Barnett Professor of Social Policy

PROFESSOR J.E. LEWIS will deliver her inaugural lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 7 June, in the Lecture Theatre, Rewley House.

Subject: `Pictures of welfare.'

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CYRIL FOSTER LECTURE

H.E. MR KOFI ANNAN, Secretary-General of the United Nations, will deliver the Cyril Foster Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 19 June, in the Sheldonian Theatre.

Admission will be by ticket only. Tickets will be available from the Sheldonian Theatre from 21 May (open Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.–12 noon).

Subject: `Why democracy is an international issue.'

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DAWKINS PRIZE FOR ANIMAL CONSERVATION: PRIZE LECTURE

DR IAIN DOUGLAS-HAMILTON, one of the world's foremost authorities on the African elephant, and founder of the charity Save the Elephants, will deliver the inaugural Dawkins Prize Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 25 May, in the University Museum of Natural History. Tickets are not required for admission. The lecture will be followed by a reception in the Museum.

Subject: `Can ivory towers help elephants?'

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J.W. JENKINSON MEMORIAL LECTURE

PROFESSOR M. TESSIER-LAVIGNE, Department of Anatomy and Biochemistry, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of California, San Francisco, will deliver a Jenkinsion Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 21 May, in Lecture Theatre A, the Zoology/Psychology Building, South Parks Road. Tickets are not required for admission.

Subject: `Wiring the brain: the logic and molecular mechanisms of axonal guidance.'

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ASTOR LECTURES

PROFESSOR CARYL EMERSON (Princeton University), Astor Lecturer, and Distinguished Visiting Fellow, European Humanities Research Centre, will lecture at 5 p.m. on the following days.

Conveners: C.H.M. Kelly, MA, D.Phil., Reader in Russian, and G.S. Smith, MA, D.Litt., Professor of Russian.

Thur. 24 May, Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty: `Mussorgsky and the Russian art-song.' (Illustrated lecture, with Philip Bullock, pianist)

Fri. 25 May, Lecture Room 2, Taylor Institution: `Bakhtin's Carnival and the continuation of the world.'

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IAIN WALKER MEMORIAL LECTURE

R.W. (`JOHNNY') APPLE, Washington Bureau Chief, The New York Times, will deliver the Iain Walker Memorial Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 23 May, in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Subject: `Partners in dumbing down? The politicians and the press.'

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G.E. BLACKMAN LECTURE

PROFESSOR J. DANGL, Department of Biology, University of North Carolina, will deliver the twenty-fourth Blackman Lecture at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, 29 May, in the Large Lecture Theatre, the Department of Plant Sciences.

Subject: `Knowing the dancer from the dance: molecular intimacy between plants and pathogens.'

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BAPSYBANOO MARCHIONESS OF WINCHESTER LECTURES

PROFESSOR BRIAN SIMPSON, Charles F. and Edith J. Clyne Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law Schoo, will deliver the Bapsybanoo Marchioness of Winchester Lectures on the following days in the St Cross Building.

The lectures are free of charge and open to the public. Further information may be obtained from Professor Christopher McCrudden (e-mail: christopher.mccrudden@law.ox.ac.uk).

Mon. 21 May, 2 p.m., Seminar Room A: ` "That foul assembly": the British role in negotiating the Univeral Declaration of Human Rights.'

Tue. 22 May, 5 p.m., Lecture Theatre II: `Human rights and the end of empire: the genesis of the European Convention on Human Rights.' (Followed by a reception in the Law Faculty Senior Common Room)

Wed. 23 May, 2 p.m., Law Board Room: `Lord Devlin and human rights: the missing passages in the Devlin Commission Report on the Emergency in Nyasaland.'

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LITERAE HUMANIORES

John Locke Lectures in Philosophy

Structure and perspective: an empiricist view

PROFESOR B. VAN FRAASSEN, Princeton, will deliver the John Locke Lectures at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

22 May: `Metaphysical oblivion: realism's return.'

29 May: `Metaphysics abandoned: realism evaded.'

5 June: `I, structure/perspective.'

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MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Planetary Physics seminars

The following seminars will be held at 4.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Dobson Lecture Room, the Atmospheric Physics Laboratory. Because on rare occasions the arrangements need to be changed, anyone intending to come to Oxford specially to attend should check first by telephoning Oxford (2)72933.

DR L. GRAY, RAL
24 May: `Interannual variability of the northern hemisphere stratospheric circulation.'

PROFESSOR S.G. BRADLEY, Salford
31 May: `Using acoustics to remotely sense atmospheric properties: what can we extract?'

PROFESSOR K. HAINES, Reading
7 June: `Thermohaline studies in ocean data assimiliation.'

DR F.M. FLASAR, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt
14 June: `Prospecting Jupiter in the thermal infrared: early results from Cassini CIRS.'

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Oxford Centre for Advanced Materials and Composites

Sixth Annual OCAMAC Industrial Lecture

DR A.G. RICKMAN, Chairman and Chief Executive, Bookham Technology, will deliver the sixth annual OCAMAC Industrial Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Friday, 18 May, in Lecture Room 1, the Department of Engineering Science.

Subject: `The future of integrated optical circuits.'

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MEDICAL SCIENCES

Oxford Clinical Neurosciences Lectures

The following lectures will be given at 11.30 a.m. on Fridays in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

DR C. CLARKE, Division of Neuroscience, City Hospital, Birmingham
15 June: `The future of dopamine agonists in Parkinson's disease.'

MR P. RICHARDSON, Royal London Hospital
13 July: `Some beneficial aspects of inflammation of the nervous system.'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Graduate Seminar in Spanish Studies

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Taylor Institution.

PROFESSOR J. HILLGARTH
22 May: `Ramón Llull: life and early documents.'

DR R.W. TRUMAN
29 May: `The Revd John Bowle's Quixote—and what went wrong.'

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MODERN HISTORY, SOCIAL SCIENCES

Seminar in Economic and Social 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, Mr K.J. Humphries, and Professor A. Offer.

PROFESSOR 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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SOCIAL SCIENCES

Special seminar

PROFESSOR RICHARD NED LEBOW, Director, Mershon Center, Ohio State University, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 22 May, in the Deakin Room, the Founder's Building, St Antony's College.

Subject: `Learning from the Cold War.'

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ROTHERMERE AMERICAN INSTITUTE

The following lectures are being arranged at the new Rothermere American Institute prior to the Opening Ceremony on Friday, 25 May. There will be a reception at the institute following each event.

J. GADDIS
Mon. 21 May, 5 p.m.: `The Cold War as (really) history.'

Daniel Howe (Chair)
Tue. 22 May, 5 p.m.: American Research Seminar on the history of the Atlantic World, based on the inaugural lecture by Professor T.H. Breen (Harmsworth Professor of American History).

S. WELLS, Woodrow Wilson Centre
Wed. 23 May, 1 p.m.: `Reagan and Europe.'

R. SENNETT
Wed. 23 May, 5 p.m.: `The culture of dependency.'

S. HOLMES
Thur. 24 May, 5 p.m.: `The cost of rights.' (Sponsored by the European Policy Forum and the RAI)

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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 Lecture Room (Staircase L), Nuffield College.

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 Shephard (Economics), and Sam Howison (Mathematics).

B. HALL, Berkeley
18 May: `Market value and patent citations: a first look.'

JIAN WANG, MIT Sloan School of Management
25 May: `Trading volume: implications from an intertemporal asset pricing model.'

R. KIEFER, London Business School
1 June: `Wealth transfers during distressed equity issues.'

S. BASAK, London Business School
8 June: `A model of credit risk, optimal policies, and asset prices.'

MASAKO UEDA, University Pompeu Fabra
15 June: `Does innovation spur venture capital?'

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UNIVERSITY COUNSELLING SERVICE

Where's the evidence? Exploring the opportunities and challenges in evidence-based psychotherapy and counselling

This conference will be held on Friday, 22 June, 9.30 a.m.–4.30 p.m., in St Catherine's College. The speakers are listed below.

Further details may be obtained from the Conference Secretary, Oxford University Counselling Service, 11 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2HY (telephone: Oxford (2)70300, e-mail: reception@counserv.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR J. MCLEOD, University of Abertay, Dundee: `Cultivating the relationship between research and practice in counselling and psychotherapy: developing a knowledge community.'

J. MELLOR-CLARK, Leeds: `Quality evaluation for the development of practice and practitioners.'

PROFESSOR P. RICHARDSON, Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust: `Evidence-based practice and the psychodynamic therapies.'

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OXFORD INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RESEARCH CENTRE, ST PETER'S COLLEGE

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Latner Room, St Peter's College.

Conveners: C.A. Greenhalgh, MA, Reader in Economics and Acting Director, Oxford Intellectual Property Research Centre, and M.J. Spence, MA, University Lecturer (CUF) in Law and Senior Research Associate, Oxford Intellectual Property Research Centre.

T. GALLAGHER
22 May: `Copyright, compulsory licensing, and incentives.'

N. BLOOM, Institute for Fiscal Studies
29 May: `Patents, productivity, and market value in a panel of British firms.'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES AND THE CENTRE FOR INDIAN STUDIES, ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

MR SALMAN KHURSHID, former Foreign Minister, Republic of India, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 22 May, in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, George Street.

Subject: `Muslims and Indian democracy.'

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BALLIOL COLLEGE

Visiting Fellows' Lectures

The following lectures will be given by Visiting Fellows at 5 p.m. on the days stated in Balliol College.

PROFESSOR O. GJELSVIK
Mon. 21 May: `Free will.'
Tue. 22 May: `Weak will.'

PROFESSOR S. SCHARENGUIVEL
Thur. 31 May: `Resolving custody disputes between married parents: the development of South African and Sri Lankan law.'

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Asian Studies Centre

Textures of time: language, culture, and history in pre-colonial India

This workshop will be held on Monday, 21 May, 11 a.m.–5.30 p.m., in the Dahrendorf Room, Founder's Building, St Antony's College. Enquiries should be directed to the Asian Studies Centre (telephone: Oxford (2)74559, e-mail: asian@sant.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR S. SUBRAHMANYAM, EHESS, Paris: `Tarikh, Charitra, and Bakhar: history on the eve of colonial rule.'

PROFESSOR V.N. RAO, Wisconsin: `The Karanam literati and their historiographical world.'

PROFESSOR M. ALAM, JNU (Delhi) and Chicago: `On some idioms of medieval Indian politics.'

PROFESSOR D. SHULMAN, Hebrew University, Jerusalem: `History, irony, and modern myth in northern Andhra.'

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European Studies Centre

The Italian General Election of 13 May

PROFESSOR G. PASQUINO, Bologna, currently Fowler Hamilton Visiting Fellow, Christ Church, and DR DAVID HINE will lead a discussion on `The outcome of the Italian general election of 13 May', at 8.30 p.m. on Monday, 21 May, in the European Studies Centre, 70 Woodstock Road.

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Public lecture

DR BERNHARD VOGEL, Prime Minister of Thüringia, President of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 24 May, in the Main College Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

The lecture, which will be delivered in German with a simultaneous translation, is being given to mark the 125th anniversary of the birth of Konrad Adenauer. Refreshments will be served in the Buttery after the lecture.

Convener: A.J. Nicholls, B.Phil., MA, Professor of Modern German History.

Subject: `The importance of Konrad Adenauer's legacy.'

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Middle East Centre

Hamid Enayat Lecture

PROFESSOR JUAN COLE, University of Michigan, will deliver the eighteenth Hamid Enayat Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 31 May, in the New Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College. The lecture will be followed by a reception in the Buttery.

Subject: `Modernity and its discontents in nineteenth-century Iran.'

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George Antonius Lecture

DEREK HOPWOOD will deliver the twenty-sixth George Antonius Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 7 June, in the New Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College. The lecture will be followed by a reception in the Middle East Centre.

Subject: `Earth's proud empires pass away: Britain's moment in the Middle East.'

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TRINITY COLLEGE

Margaret Howard Lecture

SIR LOUIS BLOM-COOPER, QC, will deliver the Margaret Howard Lecture at 5.45 p.m. on Thursday, 31 May, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building. Admission is free. A reception will be held after the lecture.

Subject: `Judges among the literati.'

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MEDIEVAL SOCIETY

PROFESSOR S. GAUNT, King's College, London, will lecture at 8.30 p.m. on Thursday, 24 May, in the Theberge Room, St Peter's College. Wine will be served from 8.15 p.m. New members are welcome.

This meeting will also be the society's Annual General Meeting. Any nomination for office should reach the secretary (Jane Taylor, St Hilda's) by the preceding Friday.

Subject: `To die for: the sovereign power of the lady in troubadour lyric.'

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