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INAUGURAL LECTURES

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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May Professor of Medicine

PROFESSOR R.V. THAKKER will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 8 February, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Stone deposition—from pyramids to pelvises.'

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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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RADHAKRISHNAN MEMORIAL LECTURES

Translating across boundaries: the experience of comparison with reference to Indian studies, anthropology, and philosophy

DR J.-C. GALEY will deliver the Radhakrishnan Memorial Lectures at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Examination Schools.
6 Feb.: `Barren encounters, fertile misunderstandings: Radhakrishnan in the legacy of his critics.'

13 Feb.: `Contextualising universals: Indian values, values and the tradition of the present.'

20 Feb.: `Knowledge as dwelling: the ethnologist and phenomenonology.'

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EVANS-PRITCHARD LECTURES 2000–1

Home, family, and property in Béarn, south-west France

THE REVD DR TIMOTHY JENKINS, Dean of Jesus College, Cambridge, will deliver the Evans-Pritchard Lectures at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Old Library, All Souls College.

7 Feb.: `The discovery of the Pyrenean family.'

14 Feb.: `Continuity over time: patterns of land inheritance.'

21 Feb.: `The contemporary Béarnais farming family.'

28 Feb.: `Local politics and land use.'

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CARLYLE LECTURES

Change of arrangements

The dates for the Carlyle Lectures, to be given by Dr Noel Malcolm, have been changed. They will be given 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, .1400–.1800.'

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HIRSCH LECTURE

SIR HAROLD KROTO, FRS, Nobel Laureate, will deliver the Hirsch Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 19 January, in Lecture Room 1, the Thom Building, the Department of Engineering Science.

Subject: `Science—a round peg in a square world.'

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

American Literature events

Unless otherwise indicated the following meetings will be held in the St Cross Building.

Convener: R.L. Bush, MA, Drue Heinz Professor of American Literature.

PROFESSOR D. PEASE, Avalon Professor of the Humanities, Dartmouth College; visiting Distinguished Professor of American Literature
Fri. 19 Jan., 2 p.m. Room 11: ` "Experience", anti-slavery, and the crisis in Emersonianism.' (Response by Dr Paul Giles, Cambridge, 3 p.m.; discussion, 3.30 p.m.)
Weeks 1–6, Mon., Wed., 3 p.m., Room 10: `American fiction and the social and cultural logic of abolition and slavery.'

JAMES RICHARDSON, Princeton; poet and critic
Tue. 23 Jan., 8 p.m., Oakeshott Room, Lincoln College: Poetry-reading.
Thur. 25 Jan., 3 p.m., LR2: `Reflections on contemporary American poetry.'

JAMES LONGENBACH, Rochester; poet and critic
Wed. 7 Feb., 5.15 p.m., New Seminar Room, St John's College: `Against subject matter: form and ideology in contemporary American poetry.'
Thur. 8 Feb., 4 p.m., LR2: `Wallace Stevens.'
Tue. 9 Feb., 8 p.m., Oakeshott Room, Lincoln College: Poetry-reading.

PROFESSOR CRISTINA GIORCELLI, Rome
Tue. 20 Feb., 3 p.m., LR2: `William Carlos Williams.'
Thur. 22 Feb., 3 p.m., LR2: `Louis Zukofsky.'

EVANGELINE MORPHOS, Columbia University; professor and producer
20, 21, 22 Feb., 4 p.m., Room 11: `Twentieth- century American drama.'

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE, MODERN HISTORY, MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Textuality and history

The following seminars will be held at 5.15 p.m. on Tuesdays in St Anne's College.

Conveners: P. Strohm, MA, J.R.R. Tolkien Professor of English Literature and Language, and J.L. Watts, MA, University Lecturer (CUF) in Modern History.

M. CLANCHY, Institute of Historical Research
23 Jan.: `St Anne teaching Mary to read.'

C. FLETCHER
6 Feb.: `Narrative and political strategies at the deposition of Richard II.'

D. WATT, Aberystwyth
20 Feb.: `Gower's Babel Tower: (queer) language politics and Confessio Amantis.'

C. WICKHAM, Birmingham
6 Mar.: `Trying not to be naive about Salvian of Marseille.'

M. WARREN, Miami
1 May: `Touchy subjects: founding Britannia, discovering America.'

S. KAY, Cambridge
15 May: `Historicism and historicity in Cent Nouvelles Nouvelles 62.'

D. WALLACE, Pennsylvania, and PROFESSOR STROHM
29 May: `Thinking historically about Chaucers "Former Age": a methodological discussion.'

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LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

The molecular roots of evolution

The following seminars will take place at 12.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Large Lecture Theatre, the Department of Biochemistry.

Conveners: J.A. Hodgkin (Ph.D. Cambridge), Professor of Genetics, and D.B. Roberts, MA, Reader in Genetics.

PROFESSOR M. CHASE, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
25 Jan.: `Molecular phylogenetics of the flowering plants.'

DR M. BAXTER, Edinburgh
8 Feb.: `Molecular phylogeny of invertebrates.'

PROFESSOR P. HOLLAND, Reading
22 Feb.: `The origin of vertebrates and their genomes.'

PROFESSOR R. WARD
8 Mar.: `Human molecular evolution.'

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Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology

Ethnicity and Identity Seminar: the social construction of time

The following seminars will be held at 11 a.m. on Fridays in the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology.

Conveners: Shirley Ardener, Ian Fowler, and Jonathan Webber.

DR N. ALLEN
19 Jan.: `The articulation of time: issues in Indo- European comparativism.'

PROFESSOR Z. MACH, Cracow
26 Jan.: `The social construction of national time: generational and other issues in the periodisation of national history in Poland.'

DR S. DRUCKER-BROWN, Cambridge
2 Feb.: `The politics of calendars and ethnic boundaries.'

DR S. MACDONALD, Sheffield
9 Feb.: `The role of historical consciousness in debates over identity: the status of the Nazi past in present-day Germany.'

PROFESSOR J. OKELY, Hull
16 Feb.: `The return of the natives: free association and memory in a place of the past.'

M. MACDONALD
23 Feb.: `Cash flows and financial cycles: how time and timing shape the market for professional athletic talent.'

RABBI DR S. STERN, London School of Jewish Studies
2 Mar.: `The early rabbinic concept of time: anthropological perspectives.'

N. KAWANAKA, Kobe
9 Mar.: `The experience of time in cultural travelling: reflections on the outward and inward journeys in Japanese identities.'

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LITERAE HUMANIORES

Archive of performances of Greek and Roman drama

PROFESSOR K. WORTH, Emeritus Professor of Drama and Theatre Studies, University of London, will lecture at 3.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 31 January, 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: `Greek and Roman notes in Samuel Beckett's scenography.' (With video illustrations)

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Classical Archaeology Seminar: The archaeology of the archaic Greek city

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Lower Lecture Room, Lincoln College.

Convener: J.J. Coulton, MA, Reader in Classical Archaeology.

DR A. GREAVES, Liverpool
22 Jan.: `Miletos: some thoughts and feelings on the archaic Greek city.'

DR D. VIVIERS, Brussels
29 Jan.: `Monumental writing in the archaic city, Crete.'

PROFESSOR J. BINTLIFF, Leiden
5 Feb.: `Understanding archaic poleis: the contribution of survey archaeology.'

DR C. MORGAN, King's College, London
12 Feb.: `Sanctuaries and the archaic Greek city.'

PROFESSOR D. MERTENS, DAI, Rome
19 Feb.: `Urbanism in the archaic period—the beginning of regular city-planning in Western Greece.'

PROFESSOR L. FOXHALL, Leicester
26 Feb.: `Agriculture and the archaic polis.'

DR L. NEVETT, Open University
5 Mar.: `Domestic architecture and the "rise of the polis".'

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LITERAE HUMANIORES, ORIENTAL STUDIES, THEOLOGY

Religions of the ancient Mediterranean world

The following seminars will be given at 2.15 p.m. on Tuesdays in the History Faculty Building.

All graduate students and interested faculty members are encouraged to attend.

Conveners: S.R.F. Price, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in Ancient History, M. Goodman, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Jewish Studies, and M. Edwards, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in Patristics.

DR J. ELSNER
23 Jan.: `Art, sacrifice, and cultural resistance in Dura Europos.'

DR V. HUET, Paris
6 Mar.: `Sacrifice in Roman art.'

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MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Special lecture course

PROFESSOR C.M. DAFERMOS, Brown University, will deliver a course of six lectures, to be given at 3 p.m. on Tuesdays in Lecture Room L3, the Mathematical Institute, starting on 30 January.

Subject: `Hyperbolic conservation laws in several space dimensions.'

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Oxford Physics Colloquia

The following lectures will be given at 4.15 p.m. on Fridays in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, the Clarendon Laboratory. The programme has been arranged with a view to interesting a wide physics community.

Conveners: D. Sherrington, MA, D.Phil., Wykeham Professor of Physics, and J.I. Silk, MA, D.Phil., Savilian Professor of Astronomy.

PROFESSOR A. GEIM, Katholieke Universiteit Nijmegen, The Netherlands
26 Jan.: `The physics of flying frogs.'

PROFESSOR B.F. SCHUTZ, Max-Planck-Institut für Gravitationsphysik, Albert-Einstein-Institut, Germany
2 Feb.: `Prospects for detection of gravitational radiation.'

PROFESSOR SHERRINGTON
16 Feb.: `Magnets, microchips, memories, and markets: statistical physics of complex systems.' (Royal Society 2001 Bakerian Lecture)

DR G. MYATT
23 Feb.: `The DELPHI experiment at LEP—what have we learned in eleven years of running?'

PROFESSOR G. 't HOOFT, Utrecht
2 Mar.: `Quantum speculations on physics at the Planck Scale.'

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Department of Atomic and Laser Physics

The following seminars will be held at 1.45 p.m. on Mondays in the Lindemann Lecture Theatre, the Clarendon Laboratory.

DR S. BOSE
22 Jan: `Natural thermal and magnetic entanglement in ID Heisenberg model.'

PROFESSOR H. HUTCHINSON, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
5 Feb.: `Physics with high intensity lasers.'

DR S. WEBSTER, National Physical Laboratory
19 Feb.: `A single ion optical frequency standard.'

DR M. DAVIS
5 Mar.: `Dynamics of Bose–Einstein condensation.'

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Theoretical Physics Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Fridays in the Nuclear Physics Lecture Theatre.

Conveners: G.G. Ross, MA, Professor of Theoretical Physics, and R.B. Stinchcombe, MA, Reader in Physics.

PROFESSOR A. TSVELIK
19 Jan.: `A mechanism for ferrimagnetism in 1 dimension.'

PROFESSOR SIR ROGER PENROSE
2 Feb.: `Quantum state reduction as a gravitational effect.'

PROFESSOR M. GREEN, Cambridge
16 Feb.: `Developments in string theory.'

PROFESSOR E. CORRIGAN, York
2 Mar.: `Boundaries and bound states in integrable quantum field theories.'

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Department of Materials: colloquia

The following colloquia will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Thursdays in LR7, the Engineering and Technology Building.

Convener: J.D. Hunt, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Materials Science.

DR P. GRANT
18 Jan.: `Manufacture and control of sprayed 3D shapes for automotive tooling applications.'

DR C. GERBER, IBM Zurich Research Laboratory
25 Jan.: `Nanomechanics from atomic resolution to molecular recognition.'

PROFESSOR I.M. WARD, Leeds
1 Feb.: `Diverse routes to the application of molecular orientation for increased polymer properties.' (Interdepartmental Polymer Seminar)

DR D. FARRUGIA, Long Product Rolling, Swinden Technology Centre, Corus, RD&T, Rotherham
8 Feb.: `Developments in modelling the hot rolling process of steel products.'

DR T. MONRO, Southampton
15 Feb.: `Moulding the properties of light using holey optical fibres.' (Interdepartmental Condensed Matter Seminar)

DR D. PRIOR, Liverpool
22 Feb.: `Microstructures, textures, and high- temperature processes in rocks.'

DR E. TSYMBAL
1 Mar.: `Modelling of spin-dependent transport in magnetic thin-film structures.'

PROFESSOR C. PEEL, Mechanical Sciences Sector, DERA Farnborough
8 Mar.: `Advances in structural materials for aerospace.'

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Theoretical Chemistry Group Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Large Lecture Theatre, the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory.

Convener: M.S. Child, MA, Coulson Professor of Theoretical Chemistry.

DR H.M. QUINEY, Melbourne
29 Jan.: `Relativistic molecular quantum electrodynamics: light, and the heavy elements.'

DR G.R. DARLING, Liverpool
12 Feb.: `Gas–surface dynamics: the surface co-ordinates are important!'

L. BERNASCONI
19 Feb.: `Theory of electric polarisation in crystalline dielectrics.'

DR H. LOEWEN, Dusseldorf
26 Feb.: `The hard challenges of soft matter.'

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Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory

The following departmental seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Mondays in the Lecture Theatre, the PTCL.

DR T. SOFTLEY
22 Jan.: `Highly exciting molecules.'

PROFESSOR J. BADYAL, Durham
29 Jan.: `Plasmachemical tailoring of solid surfaces.'

DR R. JONES, Cambridge
5 Feb.: to be announced.

PROFESSOR K. SEDDON, Belfast
12 Feb.: `Ionic liquids.'

DR W. PRICE, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm
26 Feb.: `Studies of solution-state molecular self- association and aggregation interactions using NMR diffusion, relaxation, and microscopy.' (Rennie Lecture)

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Hinshelwood Lectures

PROFESSOR J.P. TOENNIES, Max Planck Institut für Strömungsforschung, Göttingen, will deliver the Hinshelwood Lectures in the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory, at 11.15 a.m. on the following Tuesdays and Thursdays: 20, 22, 27 February; 1, 6, 8 March.

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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MEDICAL SCIENCES

Nuffield Department of Surgery: Immunology Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays in the NDS Seminar Room, Level 6, the John Radcliffe Hospital.

Anyone wishing to talk to the speaker should contact Andrew Bushell (telephone: 21301).

PROFESSOR P. KAYE, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
23 Jan.: `Leishmania-antigen presenting cell interactions: from synapse to pathology.'

DR A. DORLING, Imperial College School of Medicine
6 Feb.: `Manipulating the endothelial cell response to inflammation and injury.'

S. READ
13 Feb.: `Regulatory T cells in a mouse model of inflammatory bowel disease.'

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Nuffield Department of Surgery: Clinical Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the NDS Seminar Room, Level 6, the John Radcliffe Hospital.

Anyone wishing to talk to the speaker should contact Linda Hands (telephone: 21285).

DR N. ARUJA
20 Feb.: `Colorectal cancer genetics.'

DR P. ROTHWELL
27 Feb.: `Update on carotid surgery for symptomatic stenosis.'

MR S. RAY-CHAUDHURI
6 Mar.: `Coagulation in peripheral vascular disease.'

MR N. BORLEY
13 Mar.: `Connective tissue changes in ileal Crohn's disease—patterns of change and the putative role of growth factors.'

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Sir William Dunn School of Pathology: research seminars

The following seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology.

Convener: S. Gordon, MA, Glaxo Professor of Cellular Pathology.

DR T. HARDER, Basel Institute for Immunology
1 Feb.: `TCR signal transduction complexes: multimolecular assemblies in the plasma membrane.'

DR J. PIETERS, Basel Institute for Immunology
22 Feb.: `Evasion of host cell defence mechanisms by pathogenic mycobacteria.'

PROFESSOR L. WOLPERT, UCL
1 Mar.: `Pattern formation in development.'

PROFESSOR C. DOBSON, President, the Protein Society
8 Mar.: `Protein misfolding and its links to human disease.'

PROFESSOR T. BOON, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, Brussels
15 Mar.: `Cancer immunotherapy: the end of the beginning.' (Ninth Norman Heatley Lecture)

PROFESSOR D. CANTRELL, Imperial Cancer Research Fund
22 Mar.: `Rac and Rho control of T cell biology.'

PROFESSOR M. SEABRA, Imperial College, London
29 Mar.: `Rab GTPases in membrane traffic: molecular mechanisms and insights into human disease.'

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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 SIR JOHN ELLIOTT
23 Jan.: `Spain and the Indies: worlds apart.'

PROFESSOR M. MAIDEN
6 Feb.: `A strange affinity: "perfecto y tiempos afines".' (With Romance Philology)

DR R. HITCHCOCK, University of Exeter
13 Feb.: `Cervantes and moriscos.'

DR J. RUTHERFORD
20 Feb.: `Domesticating the don.'

PROFESSOR S. DWORKIN, Michigan, Ann Arbor
27 Feb.: `The integration of Latinisms in late medieval Spanish: some linguistic and methodological questions.' (With Romance Philology)

D. GRAU, Generalitat Lector in Catalan
6 Mar.: `Gastronomía y erotismo: La cocina literaria de Vicent Andrés Estellés.'

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MODERN HISTORY

PROFESSOR ALAN SHARP, University of Ulster, will give a talk at 5 p.m. on Monday, 29 January, in the European Studies Centre, St Antony's College, 70 Woodstock Road.

Subject: `James Headlam-Morley and Anglo-German relations, 1918–25.'

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Persecution: case-studies and beyond

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Rhys Room, Jesus College.

Conveners: R. Briggs, All Souls College, Dr W.S.F. Pickering, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, and Dr J.D. Walsh, Jesus College.

S. DUDLEY
22 Jan.: `Views of persecution amongs Karenni refugees in Thailand.'

PROFESSOR J.D.Y. PEEL, SOAS, London
29 Jan.: `Sex, age, and the persecution of Christians in nineteenth-century Yoruba towns.'

DR WALSH
5 Feb.: `Methodist reactions to harassment in the eighteenth century.'

DR L. KOCHAN
12 Feb.: `The effects of persecution on Jewish thought and practice.'

PROFESSOR M. RUBIN, Queen Mary College, London
19 Feb.: `Narrative and violence in late medieval Europe.'

MR BRIGGS
26 Feb.: `The persecution of witches in Europe, 1400–1700.'

DR PICKERING
5 Mar.: `Can one speak of "general causes" of persecution?'

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MUSIC

JOHN MCCABE, CBE, will lecture at 2 p.m. on Friday, 16 February, in the Denis Arnold Hall, the Music Faculty. The lecture is open to the public.

Subject: `Hindemith's Ludus Tonalis.'

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The composer speaks

The following public lectures will take place at 5 p.m. on the days indicated. Unless stated otherwise, the lectures will be given in the Holywell Music Room.

Wed. 21 Feb.: GRAHAM LACK. Graham Lack's lecture precedes a performance, at 8 p.m. the same evening, of his piece Quartettsatz (2000) by the Allegri String Quartet (tickets available from the Playhouse, Beaumont Street).

Thur. 22 Feb.: GRAHAM LACK and KALEVI AHO. The composers will lead a composition workshop for student musicians in the Denis Arnold Hall, the Music Faculty, 4–6 p.m.

Wed. 7 Mar.: HARRISON BIRTWISTLE. Professor Birtwistle will appear in conversation with composer Robert Saxton.

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ORIENTAL STUDIES

Topics in ancient Near Eastern studies and Egyptology

The following seminars will be held at 2.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in Lecture Room 1, the Oriental Institute.

Conveners: J.R. Baines, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Egyptology, and S. Dalley, MA, Senior Research Fellow, Somerville College.

G. BARKER, Leicester
23 Jan.: `Farmers, herders, and miners in the Wadi Faynan, southern Jordan: a 10,000-year landscape archaeology.'

G. PINCH, Cheltenham and Oxford
6 Feb.: `Aspects of Egyptian myths and groups of myths.'

G. WIDMER, Geneva and Oxford
20 Feb.: `The cult of Pharaoh Maa-Re in the Fayum during the Graeco-Roman period.'

N. POSTGATE, Cambridge
27 Feb.: `After the west was won: Middle Assyrian management of Hanigalbat.'

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SOCIAL SCIENCES

PROFESSOR D.R. MAYHEW, Yale, will lecture on the state of American politics at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 23 January, in the Clay Room, Nuffield College.

Convener: B.E. Shafer, MA, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of American Government.

Subject: `A US Congress for the twenty-first century: Congressional politics, 2001.'


DR N.P. BOWLES will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 24 January, in the Chester Room, Nuffield College.

Convener: B.E. Shafer, MA, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of American Government.

Subject: `Applying Neustadt's framework: rethinking presidential power.'

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Politics and constitutional change under Labour

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Summer Common Room, Magdalen College.

Conveners: Sir Michael Wheeler-Booth, Dr Stewart Wood, and Dr Christopher Brooke.

THE RT. HON. LORD KINGSLAND, QC, Shadow Lord Chancellor
22 Jan.: `Should the system of judicial appointment be altered?'

E. MILIBAND, Special Adviser to the Chancellor of the Exchequer
29 Jan.: `The case for Special Advisers to assist Ministers.'

THE RT. HON. MRS MARGARET BECKETT, MP, Leader of the Commons
5 Feb., 5.30 p.m.: `Modernising the Commons.'

BILL MORRIS, President, TUC, and General Secretary, Transport and General Workers' Union
12 Feb.: `Trade unions and New Labour.'

LORD PAREKH, Chair, Commission on Multi-Ethnic Britain
19 Feb., 5.30 p.m.: `Rethinking race relations in Britain.'

SIR MURDO MACLEAN, ex-Private Secretary, Government Chief Whip Commons, and MRS MARY ROBERTSON, Private Secretary to the Leader and Chief Whip, Lords
26 Feb.: `Organising the Government's business in Parliament.'

THE RT. HON. BARONESS DEAN, formerly General Secretary, SOGAT, member PHSC
5 Mar.: `The House of Lords appointments system and the Political Honours Scrutiny Committee: how they work.'

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Social challenges and sociological puzzles

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Clay Room, Nuffield College.

Conveners: D.I.D. Gallie, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Sociology, and A.F. Heath, MA, Professor of Sociology.

B. WILSON
24 Jan.: `What are new religious movements doing in a secular society?'

G. BROWN, St Thomas's Hospital, London
31 Jan.: `Rethinking the social origins of depression.'

A. BOTTOMS, Cambridge
7 Feb.: `Do severe sentences deter?'

S. HARPER
14 Feb.: `Puzzles from ageing societies.'

J. ERMISCH, Essex
21 Feb.: `The puzzle of declining marital fertility.'

PROFESSOR GALLIE
28 Feb.: `Entrapment in unemployment: motivational deficiency or structural constraint?'

H.-P. BLOSSFELD, Bremen
7 Mar.: `Globalisation and social inequality.'

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THEOLOGY

Old Testament Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 2.30 p.m. on Mondays in the Large Seminar Room, the Theology Faculty Centre.

Convener: J. Barton, MA, D.Phil., D.Litt., Oriel and Laing Professor of the Interpretation of Holy Scripture.

DR S. GILLINGHAM
22 Jan.: `From liturgy to prophecy: the use of psalmody in Second Temple Jerusalem.'

MS C. SMITH
5 Feb.: `Women and the cult.' (Temple and Worship series)

A. HAGEDORN
19 Feb.: `The temple as a centre in Greece and Israel.' (Temple and Worship series)

PROFESSOR BARTON
26 Feb.: `Dating the "Succession Narrative".' (In search of Pre-Exilic Israel series)

DR L. KREITZER
5 Mar.: `The Messianic Man of Peace as temple builder: Solomonic imagery as a background to Ephesians 1–2.' (Temple and Worship series)

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OXFORD COLLEGES ADMISSIONS OFFICE

Admissions Seminars 2001

DR KEITH TRIGWELL, Principal Research Fellow, Institute for the Advancement of University Learning, will give a seminar at 12.30 p.m. on Friday, 2 February, in the Danson Room, Trinity College.

Subject: `An investigation into the learning process at Oxford: implications for admissions.'

This is one of a series of occasional seminars to be organised by the Admissions Office throughout the academic year on topics related to undergraduate admissions and selection. All Tutors for Admissions are invited. It is expected that the seminar will end around 1.30 p.m. Light refreshments will be available.

Anyone wishing to attend is asked to contact Louise Horsfall, Project Officer, Oxford Colleges Admissions Office (telephone: (2)70571, e-mail: louise.horsfall@admin.ox.ac.uk).

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RESEARCH LABORATORY FOR ARCHAEOLOGY AND THE HISTORY OF ART

The following seminars will be held at 10.30 a.m. on Thursdays in the Library, the Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art.

Convener: M.S. Tite, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Archaeological Science.

S. FREEMAN, East Kilbride
25 Jan.: `The frustrating case of the radioactive nuns: Ca41-AMS and osteoporosis.'

P. DENNIS, East Anglia
22 Feb.: `HELIOS—bringing in- situ cosmogenic isotopes into the archaeological dating game?'

V. PIGOTT, UCL
8 Mar.: `Interpreting technology and craft in community-based copper production in prehistoric Thailand.'

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CENTRE FOR BRAZILIAN STUDIES

The politics of Brazil: aspects of contemporary Brazilian democracy

This course will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesdays, weeks 1–8, in the Latin American Centre, 1 Church Walk. The co-ordinators are Fiona Macaulay and Carlos Pereira. A programme for the course may be obtained from the Centre.


Political history workshop: compare and contrast the experiences of the post-World War II periods of democracy in Brazil: the so-called Populist Republic (1946–64) and the New Republic (1985–present day)

This workshop will be held from 2 p.m. on Monday, 19 February, in the Centre for Brazilian Studies. It is co-ordinated by Professor Leslie Bethell, in collaboration with Argelina Figueredo, Centro Brasileiro de Analises e Planejamento (CEBRAP).


Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Centre for Brazilian Studies, 92 Woodstock Road.

No seminar will be held on 16 February as the ILAS London Conference on `Fifteen years of democracy in Brazil' takes place on 15–16 February.

PROFESSOR P. BURKE and DR M.L. PALLARES BURKE, Cambridge
19 Jan.: `Gilberto Freyre and the social history of Brazil.'

PROFESSOR J. MURILO DE CARVALHO, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro and Centre for Brazilian Studies
26 Jan.: `The tradition of conservative thought in Brazil.'

DR F. MACAULAY, Centre for Brazilian Studies and ILAS, London
2 Feb.: `The reform of the Brazilian judiciary.'

DR A. GOLDSTEIN, OECD, Development Centre, Paris
9 Feb.: `From national champion to global player: explaining the success of Embraer.'

PROFESSOR L.C. BRESSER PEREIRA, Fundacao Getulio Vargas, Sao Paulo and Centre for Brazilian Studies
23 Feb.: `Distributive incongruence and the prospects of the Brazilian economy.'

DR H. QUEIROZ PINTO, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro and Centre for Brazilian Studies
2 Mar.: `The first three years of energy regulation in Brazil: the role of the regulatory agencies.'


Conferences


Thur. 8 Mar. and Fri. 9 Mar., Dahrendorf Room, St Antony's College: `The Colombian crisis in its international context.' (In association with the Centre for International Studies and the Latin American Centre; co-ordinator: Dr Andrew Hurrell, Centre for International Studies)

Mon. 12 Mar., Dahrendorf Room, St Antony's College: Economics Conference: `European banks and the Brazilian financial system: assessment and perspectives.' (Co-ordinator: Dr Luiz Fernando de Paula, Centre for Brazilian Studies)

Mon. 19 Mar. and Tue. 20 Mar., Nissan Centre, St Antony's College: Third Annual Oxford Globo Conference: `Preparing Brazil for the twenty-first century: a new consensus? A new agenda?' (Co-ordinator: Professor Leslie Bethell, Centre for Brazilian Studies)

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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.

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

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

D. LESHCHINSKII, HEC
19 Jan.: `Venture capitalists as benevolent vultures: the role of network externalities in financing choice.'

R. BACHMANN, Amsterdam
26 Jan.: `Payout policy design.'

N. SHEPHARD
2 Feb.: `Stochastic volatility models of OU type: levy processes, data analysis, and option pricing.'

Z. FLUCK, Stern School of Business
9 Feb.: to be announced.

M. DAVIS, Imperial College
16 Feb.: `Stochastic volatility: the hedger's perspective.'

H. WEEDS, Warwick
23 Feb.: `Real options and competition.'

R. PAYNE, LSE
2 Mar.: `Order flow interactions in a hybrid market: evidence from the London Stock Exchange.'

S. BOND
9 Mar.: `Noisy share prices and the Q model of investment.'

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BYZANTINE STUDIES

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

Conveners: E.M. Jeffreys, B.Litt., MA, Bywater and Sotheby Professor of Byzantine and Modern Greek Language and Literature, J.D. Howard-Johnston, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in Byzantine Studies, and C. Mango, MA, Emeritus Fellow, Exeter College.

PROFESSOR M. METCALF
23 Jan.: `Middle Byzantine coinage in Cyprus and Antioch.'

DR T. PAPACOSTAS, King's College, London
30 Jan.: `The Black Death in Cyprus.'

PROFESSOR I. SHAHID, Georgetown
6 Feb.: `Ammianus and Julian: the historian's ambivalence towards his hero.'

DR J. HARRIS, Royal Holloway College, London
13 Feb.: `Byzantium and the West in the early fourteenth century.'

DR J. MONTGOMERY, Cambridge
20 Feb.: `Baghdad, Bukhara, and Volga Bulgharia in the early tenth century.'

DR A. KALDELLIS, Chicago
27 Feb.: `Platonic philosophy and classical history: re-examining the "Classicism" of the Byzantine historian.'

DR MANGO
6 Mar.: `Excavations in Anderin, 2000.'

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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL STUDIES

The following research seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in Lecture Room 1, the Department of Educational Studies.

B. COOPER
22 Jan.: ` "Realistic" test items in the maths SATS: social class, culture, rationality, and fairness.'

PROFESSOR R. LOWE, Swansea
29 Jan.: `Eugenics, ethnic minorities, and educational policy: has anything changed in 100 years?'

PROFESSOR J. STEIN
5 Feb.: `The sensory basis of reading problems.'

PROFESSOR CAROL FITZ-GIBBON, Durham
19 Feb.: `Education, capitalism, and value added.'

DR K. TRIGWELL
26 Feb.: `The identification of dissonant study orchestrations in the experience of learning of university students.'

PROFESSOR R. PRING
5 Mar.: `The virtues and vices of an educational researcher.'

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DEPARTMENT OF EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY

Oxford Summer School on Connectionist Modelling

This summer school will be held from Sunday, 15 July, to Friday, 27 July, in the Department of Experimental Psychology.

The course is aimed primarily at researchers who wish to exploit neural network models in their teaching and/or research, and it will provide a general introduction to connectionist modelling, biologically plausible neural networks and brain function through lectures and exercises on Macintoshes and PCs. The course is interdisciplinary in content though many of the illustrative examples are taken from cognitive and developmental psychology, and cognitive neuroscience. The instructors with primary responsibility for teaching the course are Kim Plunkett and Edmund Rolls.

No prior knowledge of computational modelling will be required though simple word-processing skills will be assumed.

The cost of participation is £950, which covers accommodation, registration, and all literature required. A number of partial bursaries will be available for graduate students, but intending participants should note that in previous years the number of applications for these has far exceeded the number of bursaries available.

Further details on the 2001 Summer School can be found at: http://www- cogsci.psych.ox.ac.uk/summer-school/.

If you are interested in participating in the Summer School, please send a brief description of your background with an explanation of why you would like to attend (one page maximum), no later than 28 February 2001, to Mrs Sue King, Department of Experimental Psychology, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3UD (telephone: Oxford (2)71353, e-mail: susan.king@psy.ox.ac.uk).

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

HIS EXCELLENCY MR KOICHIRO MATSUURA, Director General, UNESCO, will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Monday, 5 February, in the Auditorium, Magdalen College.

Subject: `Globalisation and diversity.'

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NISSAN INSTITUTE OF JAPANESE STUDIES

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Nissan Institute, 27 Winchester Road.

PROFESSOR YASUYUKI SHIMIZU, Japan Women's University, Tokyo
19 Jan.: `The modern Japanese language in early twentieth-century recordings.' (In Japanese, with a bilingual English and Japanese summary distributed, and illustrated by recordings)

P. VON STADEN, SOAS, London
26 Jan.: `Politico-business relations in Japan during World War I: an examination of political decision-making.'

PROFESSOR YISHAY YAFEH, Hebrew University, Jerusalem
2 Feb.: `Emerging market debt: Japan and other developing countries of the nineteenth century in comparison with today's emerging markets.'

MR HIROSHI NAKASO, Bank for International Settlements, Basel, Switzerland
9 Feb.: `The banking crisis in Japan during the 1990s—how the central bank dealt with the crisis and the lessons to be learned.'

PROFESSOR J. EADES, Shiga University, Japan
16 Feb.: `The dynamics of higher education reform in Japan: bureaucrats, bright ideas, and the birth-rate.' (Joint session with the St Antony's College Asian Studies Centre Workshop on Higher Education Reform in East Asia)

DR RITSUKO OZAKI, Sussex
23 Feb.: `A house as a cultural representation: privatised living in England and Japan.'

PROFESSOR I. READER, Lancaster
2 Mar.: `From the Tokyo subway to Project Megiddo: Aum Shinrikyo, the FBI, and the academic study of religion.'

DR W. KELLY, University of Manchester Business School
9 Mar.: `Japanese expatriate managers and the co-ordination of Japanese subsidiaries in the UK.'

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LANGUAGE CENTRE

Lunctime seminars in applied linguistics

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

P. SMITH
25 Jan.: `Evidence-based language learner training.'

M. CHARLES
8 Feb.: `Exploiting the Oxford Academic Text Corpus: authorial stance in politics and materials science theses.'

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QUEEN ELIZABETH HOUSE

Economic Development Seminar: Development Disasters

Amended notice

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House.

The two-volume study War and Underdevelopment, by Professor F.J. Stewart, Dr E.V.K. Fitzgerald, and Associates (OUP/QEH Series in Development Studies), will be launched at the meeting on 1 March.

Note: this replaces the notice published in the Gazette of 11 January. The seminar which was to take place on Thursday, 25 January, will now take place on Wednesday, 24 January.

Conveners: E.V.K. Fitzgerald, MA, Reader in International Economics and Finance, and F.J. Stewart, MA, D.Phil., Director, Queen Elizabeth House.

E. CLAY, Overseas Development Institute
18 Jan.: `Dominica: natural disasters and economic development in a small island state.'

A. CORNIA, Florence
Wed. 24 Jan.: `The Aids curse: socio-economic impact and policy response.'

DR FITZGERALD
1 Feb.: `The economic and social consequences of social crises.'

L. HADDAD, LSE and International Food Policy Research Institute
8 Feb.: `Attacking the double burden of malnutrition in Asia.'

A. ADDISON, World Institute for Development Economics Research, Helsinki
15 Feb.: `Reconstruction from war in Africa: communities, entrepeneurs, and states.'

P. OPPENHEIMER, Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies
22 Feb.: `Russia's transition.'

P. FREEMAN, International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Laxenburg, Austria
8 Mar.: `The disproportionate impact of natural catastrophes on the poor.'

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Seminar in Contemporary South Asia

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Blackhall Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House.

Conveners: Barbara Harriss-White and Judith Heyer.

S. SINHA, SOAS, London
1 Feb.: `Watershed development and the "Transformation of Rural Life" in India.'

T.B. HANSEN, Edinburgh
15 Feb.: `Politics of the spectacle: Shiv Sena as performance.' (Discussion of Dr Hansen's new book on Mumbai)

G. CEDERLOF, Uppsala
1 Mar.: `The problem of narrative on anthropological engagements with history: power and negotiations over Indian forest land and forest resources.'

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Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women

Research as re-vision: practices and theories in cross-cultural gender research

The following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in the Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House.

A programme to celebrate International Women's Day, 8 March, will be announced later.

Conveners: Dr Lidia Sciama, Dr Maria Jaschok, and Dr Helen Callaway.

DR LINDA HERRERA
18 Jan.: `Downveiling: shifting practices of Muslim women in Egypt.'

DR ANNE COLES
25 Jan.: `Beijing plus five: from policy to practice—donor perspectives.'

SEALING CHENG
1 Feb.: `Identity construction among trafficked Filipina entertainers and their GI customers in Korea.'

DR JANETTE DAVIES, Liverpool
8 Feb.: `Betwixt and between: an anthropologist amongs the psychologists.'

DR REGINE BENDL, Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration
15 Feb.: `Reading between the lines: the exclusion/inclusion of gender in organisation theory.'

DR KJERSTI LARSEN, Agricultural University of Norway
22 Feb.: `Initiation rituals, suppression and power: re-searching gender in Zanzibar.'

NAFISA SHAH
1 Mar.: `The politics of honour killings in Pakistan: unravelling stories under the word "Ghairat".'

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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.

Note: the start-time of the lectures is incorrectly given as 5 p.m. in the Hilary Term Special Lecture List.

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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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

The future of the nation-state

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Main Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College (building of the Nissan Institute).

Conveners: Professor Archie Brown, Mr Mark Fisher, MP, and the Rt. Hon. Gillian Shephard, MP.

PROFESSOR R. CRAMPTON, SIR MARRACK GOULDING, and PROFESSOR ADAM ROBERTS
23 Jan.: `The Balkans.'

LORD DAHRENDORF, MR EDWARD GARNIER, QC, MP, MR GILES RADICE, MP
30 Jan.: `The impact of the European Union.'

THE RT. HON. LORD FORSYTH, KENNETH (LORD) MORGAN, and THE RT. HON. JOHN REID, MP
6 Feb.: `The cases of Scotland and Wales.'

MR MARK FISHER, MP, PROFESSOR PETER HENNESSY, and THE RT. HON. GILLIAN SHEPHARD, MP
13 Feb.: `The English Question: an English Parliament or regional government?'

DR DAVID HINE, SIR MICHAEL JAY, and DR KALYPSO NICOLAÏDIS
20 Feb.: `West European experience in comparative perspective.'

FORMER SENATOR GARY HART, PROFESSOR DESMOND KING, and MR IAN SCOTT
27 Feb.: `The United States: nation-building, ethnic diversity, and multi-culturalism.'

PROFESSOR BROWN, SIR PATRICK CORMACK, MP, MR MARK FISHER, MP, and THE RT. HON. GILLIAN SHEPHARD, MP
6 Mar.: `Concluding reflections.'

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Latin American Centre

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Latin American Centre, 1 Church Walk.

MA. A. IRIGOIN, Univ. Torcuato di Tella
23 Jan.: `Political renewal in Buenos Aires after the fall of Rosas: a political economy analysis.'

M. LOPEZ-MAYA, Univ. Central de Venezuela
30 Jan.: `New political parties in Venezuela—can they survive?'

C. LEWIS, LSE
6 Feb.: `Social security regimes: crisis and "reform" in Brazil and the Argentine, 1900 to the present.'

J. LYNCH, ILAS
13 Feb.: `San Martin: Argentine patriot, American liberator.'

M. ANDEL DE DIOS, Ministry of Economy, Argentina
20 Feb.: `Constructing a regulatory framework for the energy sector: the case of Argentina.'

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