Lectures

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INAUGURAL LECTURE

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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CYRIL FOSTER LECTURE 2000

MICHAEL CAMDESSUS, former Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, will deliver the Cyril Foster Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 9 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `The IMF in 2000: what has been learnt?'

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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 Wednesday, 15 November, in the Examination Schools.

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

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CAMERON MACKINTOSH VISITING PROFESSOR OF CONTEMPORARY THEATRE

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

Fri. 20 Oct.: `Art or showbiz.'

Wed. 25 Oct.: `Commissioning and development of new plays.' (With Nicholas Wright, Literary Manager, the National Theatre)

Fri. 10 Nov.: `Theatre design.' (With Bob Crowley)

Wed. 15 Nov.: `What makes theatre theatrical.'

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HAMBRO VISITING PROFESSOR OF OPERA STUDIES

SIR THOMAS ALLEN will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on the following days in the Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's College. Advance tickets may be obtained by telephoning Oxford (2)76133.

Mon. 30 Oct.: `Opera—it's not natural (pace Basil Bunting).' (Inaugural lecture)

Wed. 6 Dec.: `Opera for all.'

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PROFESSOR OF POETRY

The end of the poem (lectures for the academic year 2000–1)

PROFESSOR PAUL MULDOON will lecture at 5 p.m. on the following Tuesdays in the Examination Schools.

Tue. 31 Oct.: `The end of the poem: "12 O'Clock News" by Elizabeth Bishop.'

Tue. 23 Jan. 2001: `The end of the poem: "I tried to think a lonelier thing" by Emily Dickinson.'

Tue. 8 May 2001: `The end of the poem: "I Remember" by Stevie Smith.'

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CLARENDON LAW LECTURES

The law's two bodies—some evidential problems in English legal history

PROFESSOR JOHN BAKER will deliver the Clarendon Law Lectures as follows in the Law Faculty, the St Cross Building.

Tue. 31 Oct., 5 p.m.: `The common law as case-law.'

Tue. 31 Oct., 6.10 p.m.: `Legal fictions.'

Wed. 1 Nov., 5 p.m.: `Common usage and common learning.'

Wed. 1 Nov., 6.10 p.m.: seminar: Professor Baker will take questions arising from his lectures.

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PROFESSOR SIR ALISTER HARDY MEMORIAL LECTURE

PROFESSOR JOHN HEDLEY BROOKE, Andreas Idreos Professor of Religion and Science, will deliver the Professor Sir Alister Hardy Annual Memorial Lecture at 2.30 p.m. on Saturday, 4 November, in Harris Manchester College.

Subject: `Can scientific discovery be a religious experience?'

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LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology

The following departmental seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Fridays in the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 64 Banbury Road.

L. RIVAL
20 Oct.: `From clone to seed: Makushi search for the cognatic link.'

R. SARRO
27 Oct.: `The burden of things: politics and iconoclasm among the Baga of Guinea.'

P. DRESCH
3 Nov.: `Marriage law and nationality in the Arab Gulf.'

H. LAMBERT, Bristol
10 Nov.: `Speech, symptoms, and other languages: reflections on studying sexual health in India.'

C. RAMBLE
17 Nov.: `Tibet in vitro? Buddhism versus paganism in the High Himalaya.'

A. ARGENTI-PILLEN, SOAS
24 Nov.: ` "She said that he had said that...": the use of reported speech in Udaheenagama, Sri Lanka.'

D. MILLER, UCL
1 Dec.: `Could the Internet de-fetishise the commodity?'

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MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Geophysical and Nonlinear Fluid Dynamics Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Dobson Room, the Atmospheric Physics Laboratory. The organiser is Dr Martin Juckes (telephone: Oxford (2)72894, e-mail: juckes@atm.ox.ac.uk).

Conveners: P.L. Read, MA, University Lecturer in Physics, and I.M. Moroz, MA, University Lecturer (CUF) in Mathematics.

S. THORPE and colleague
31 Oct.: To be announced.

DR D. STEPHENSON, Reading
7 Nov.: `Long-range dependende in the North Atlantic oscillation.'

D. LEA
21 Nov.: `Sensitivity analysis of the climate of a chaotic ocean circulation model.'

DR S.J. BRENTNALL, Southampton Oceanography Centre
28 Nov.: `Influence of the Galapagos Islands on the dynamics of the equatorial East Pacific.'

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Department of Engineering Science, Civil Engineering Research Group: Colloquia

The following colloquia will be held at 4 p.m. on Fridays in Lecture Room 8, the Engineering and Technology Building.

Convener: G.T. Houlsby, MA, Professor of Civil Engineering.

DR H.J. BURD
20 Oct.: `Numerical model of the human eye lens.'

DR C.M. MARTIN
27 Oct.: `Limit analysis of shallow foundations and flow- round penetrometers in clay.'

T. CORSELLIS, Cambridge University, Martin Centre for Architectural and Urban Studies
3 Nov.: `Planning and building a refugee camp: Labinot Fushe, Albania 1999.'

A. LENGYEL
10 Nov.: `Mechanisms with only revolute joints.'

DR C. SWAN, Imperial College, London
17 Nov.: `Observations of a jet discharged into surface water waves.'

DR P. WATSON, Ove Arup
24 Nov.: `Modelling of skirted foundations for offshore structures.'

D. DE FOCATIIS
1 Dec.: `High-speed dynamic finite element modelling of inverting domes.'

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Theoretical Particle Physics Seminars

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

Conveners: I.I. Kogan, MA, and S. Sarkar, MA, Readers in Physics.

PROFESSOR V. KAZAKOV, Paris
20 Oct.: `Field theory as a matrix model.'

PROFESSOR E. KIRITSIS, Crete
3 Nov.: `A D-brane alternative to compactification.'

DR Z. BEREZHIANI, Ferrara
17 Nov.: `Cosmology of the mirror universe.'

DR J. PATON
1 Dec.: `Models for glue in two space dimensions.'

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Department of Earth Sciences

The following seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Mondays in the departmental lecture theatre, the Department of Earth Sciences.

Convener: G.M. Henderson, MA, University Lecturer in Environmental Earth Sciences.

DR G. TUCKER
23 Oct.: `Quantifying drainage basin responses to tectonism: insights from numerical modelling and digital terrain analysis.'

PROFESSOR J. ZACHOS, Santa Cruz
30 Oct.: `High-resolution deep-sea isotope records of Oligocene to Miocene environmental variability: implications for the orbital forcing of climate.'

DR I. FARNON, Cambridge
6 Nov.: `How do silicate liquids flow?'

PROFESSOR R. ZAHN, Cardiff
13 Nov.: `Rapid climate change from a palaeoceanographic perspective: what does it mean?'

DR T. ELLIOTT, Bristol
20 Nov.: `Isotope constraints on the history of ocean-crust recycling.'

PROFESSOR P. ENGLAND
27 Nov.: `Why are the arc volcanoes where they are?'

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Oxford Centre for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

Differential Equations and Applications Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Common Room, Dartington House. The co-ordinator is S.J. Chapman (telephone: Oxford (2)70501).

PROFESSOR S. MORRIS, Berkeley
26 Oct.: `Contact angles for evaporating liquids predicted and compared with existing experiments.'

PROFESSOR J. HUNT, UCL
2 Nov.: `Turbulence modelling and related numerics.'

PROFESSOR O. JENSEN, Nottingham
9 Nov.: `Modelling lung airway reopening.'

PROFESSOR L. PYLE, Reading
16 Nov.: `Some kinetic problems in thermal food processing.'

PROFESSOR P. MAINI
23 Nov.: `Coupled models for biological pattern generation.'

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Alan Tayler Lecture

PROFESSOR SIR ANTONY HOARE, Microsoft Research, Cambridge, will deliver the Alan Tayler Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 27 November, in St Catherine's College.

Subject: `Assertions in programs: out of research and into production.'

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MEDICAL SCIENCES

Diabetes Research Laboratories: Clinical Endocrine and Metabolic Meetings

The following meetings will be held at 12.45 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Committee Room, Green College.

PROFESSOR C. PACKARD, Glasgow
25 Oct.: `Metabolism of apoB containing lipoproteins, dysregulation of lipoprotein production in insulin resistance.'

DR D. FREEMAN, Glasgow Royal Infirmary
1 Nov.: `Smoking associated risk for CHD—is there a metabolic basis?'

PROFESSOR P. STYLES
8 Nov.: `Using phosphorus magnetic resonance to understand the control of energy metabolism.'

PROFESSOR I. MACDONALD, Nottingham
15 Nov.: `Muscle creatine: role of insulin in enhancing creatine uptake.'

DR A. CLARK
22 Nov.: `Insulin secretory defects in type 2 diabetes: a problem of cellular mass or function.'

PROFESSOR C. BYRNE, Southampton
29 Nov.: `Triglyceride-rich lipoproteins, coagulation, and inflammation in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis.'

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MODERN HISTORY

The medieval Mediterranean, c.400–c.1300

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Lady Brodie Room, St Hilda's College. Two papers will be given at each meeting.

Enquiries may be directed to Giles Gasper, Wolfson College, and Sethina Watson, St Hilda's College.

C. TYERMAN
26 Oct.: `Carole Hillenbrand's The Crusades: Islamic Perspectives (1999).'

R. KANA'AN
26 Oct.: `Adrian Boas, Crusader Archaeology: the Material Culture of the Latin East (1999).'

Y. TOREN
2 Nov. : `Jewish erotic poetry in Spain.'

A.-K. SAXENA
2 Nov.: `Transmission of medical knowledge in medieval Spain.'

J. HOWARD-JOHNSTON
9 Nov.: `Court and courtiers in Byzantium.'

A. MARSHAM
9 Nov.: `The oath of allegiance in the early Abbasid Caliphate.'

D. FARRELL
16 Nov.: `Byzantine identity in the eleventh-century Mediterranean world.'

F. BORA
16 Nov.: `Medieval Arabic historiography.'

G. GASPER
23 Nov.: `Translations of the Greek Fathers in the twelfth- century West.'

S. INOWLOCKI
23 Nov.: `Transmission of Jewish Hellenistic texts through Eusebius of Caesarea.'

P. FRANKOPAN
30 Nov.: To be announced.

C. TYERMAN
30 Nov.: To be announced.

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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.

PROFESSOR J. GOLDSTONE, California, Davis
24 Oct.: `The rise of the West—or not? A revision to socio-economic history.'

PROFESSOR R. MILLWARD, Manchester
31 Oct.: `Infant mortality in Victorian Britain: the mother as medium.'

DR G. MAGEE, Queen Mary College, London
7 Nov.: `Skills and invention in colonial Australia.'

DR D. COLEMAN
14 Nov.: `Eastern Europe's population trends: from the past into the future.'

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

Politics and constitutional change under Labour

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

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

RT. REVD RICHARD HARRIES, Bishop of Oxford
23 Oct.: `Religious representation in Parliament.'

SIR MICHAEL WHEELER-BOOTH and F. VIBERT, Director, European Policy Forum
30 Oct.: `Britain and the EU—can our constitutional links become democratically accountable?'

RT. HON. RON DAVIES, MP, AM, formerly Welsh Secretary
6 Nov.: `Welsh devolution—a continuing process.'

RT. HON. WILLIAM HAGUE, MP
13 Nov., the Auditorium, Magdalen College: `A Conservative view of constitutional change.'

RT. HON. BARONESS DEAN, formerly General Secretary, SOGAT; member, PHSC
20 Nov.: `The Political Honours Scrutiny Committee: how it works.'

E. BALLS, special adviser to the Chancellor
27 Nov.: `The Treasury under Brown.'

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THEOLOGY

Interdisciplinary Seminars in the Study of Religions

The following meetings will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays. Unless otherwise indicated, they will take place in Lecture Room 1, Christ Church.

Conveners: The Revd Professor Keith Ward, DD, Regius Professor of Divinity, and Peggy Morgan, MA, Lecturer in the Study of Religions, Mansfield College.

PROFESSOR U. KING, Bristol and Oslo
31 Oct., Examination Schools: `Is there a future for religious studies as we know it? Some postmodern, feminist, and spiritual challenges.' (Robert Whyte Lecture)

THE RT. REVD KENNETH CRAGG
14 Nov.: `Secular and sacred: their mutual relation in Islam.'

DR P. EDGE, Oxford Brookes
28 Nov.: `Why lawyers need religious studies to read the Human Rights Act.'

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OXFORD COLLEGES ADMISSIONS OFFICE

Admissions Seminars 2000

DAVID POWIS, Head of Human Physiology, University of Newcastle, New South Wales, will give a seminar at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, 25 October, in the New Seminar Room, St John's College.

Subject: `The use of structured interviews and psychometric tests in undergraduate admissions.'

This is the first in a series of occasional seminars planned by the Admissions Executive of the Oxford Colleges Admissions Office, on topics related to undergraduate admission and selection. All Tutors for Admissions are invited to attend. It is anticipated that the seminar will end at around 7.30 p.m. Anyone who would like to attend should contact Dr Karen Bell, Access Officer, St John's College.

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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.

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

A. JONKERS, Leeds
19 Oct.: `Core flow from ships' logs: merging geomagnetism and history.'

M. SERPICO
2 Nov.: `Tracing trade in New Kingdom Egypt: the contribution of residue analysis to the study of imported natural products.'

H. CHANDLER
16 Nov.: `The Neolithic transition: a population genetics approach.'

B. GEARY, Hull
30 Nov.: `Archaeological and palaeoecological issues in Holocene vegetation history, wetlands and radiocarbon dating: recent work in lowland East England.'

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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).

Y. KOSKINEN, Stockholm School of Economics
20 Oct.: `Corporate leverage and currency crises.'

T. FOUCAULT, HEC
27 Oct.: `Market making with long-term relationships.'

M. DA RIN, Bocconi—IGIER
3 Nov.: to be announced.

R. REPULLO, CEMFI
10 Nov.: to be announced.

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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CENTRE FOR CRIMINOLOGICAL RESEARCH

Revised listing

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Old Library, All Souls College. This notice replaces that published in the Gazette of 5 October, p. 109.

Conveners: R.G. Hood, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Criminology, and C. Hoyle, M.Sc., D.Phil., Lecturer in Criminology, Linacre College.

S. LEHRFREUND, MBE, Human Rights Executive, Simons, Muirhead, and Burton
1 Nov.: `Injustice in the Caribbean: fighting the death penalty.'

DR K. EDGAR and C. MARTIN
15 Nov.: `Conflicts and violence in prisons.'

PROFESSOR M. HOUGH, South Bank
29 Nov.: `Policing for London: exploring police–community relationships—work in progress.'

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MAISON FRANÇAISE

Postponement of meeting

The meeting organised by the Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France, on the subject of `La famille aujourd'hui' (with Martine Segalen, sociologist, Université de Paris X—Nanterre), due to take place on Friday, 27 October, has been postponed, and will now take place on Friday, 17 November (10 a.m.–4 p.m.).

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UNIVERSITY MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY

Oxford Science Lecture Series

LOUISE ALLEN, Oxford University Botanic Garden, will lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 7 December, in the University Museum of Natural History. The lecture is open to the public. Tickets, costing £1.50, will be available at the door.

Subject: `The pulling power of plants.'

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RHODES TRUST AND THE ROTHERMERE AMERICAN INSTITUTE

GEN. WESLEY CLARK, Arkansas and Magdalen, will deliver a public lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 25 October, in the Milner Hall, Rhodes House.

Subject: `Strategic leadership in the new millennium.'

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CENTRE FOR SOCIO-LEGAL STUDIES

Cancellation of lecture

It is regretted that the lecture which was to have been given by Dr Walter Leonard at 5.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 24 October, has been cancelled.

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Administrative governance, courts, and the limits of the law

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Seminar Room, the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies.

Convener: D.J. Galligan, BCL, MA, Professor of Socio-Legal Studies and Director of the Centre.

PROFESSOR M. SUNKIN, Essex
23 Oct.: `The impact of judicial review on the Independent Review Service of the Social Fund: infusion or exclusion of legal norms?'

DR L. FISHER and DR P. SCHMIDT
30 Oct.: `Rule-making settlement and the evolution of administrative law.'

PROFESSOR J. BRUDNEY, Ohio State
6 Nov.: `The influence of social background on judicial behaviour: seeking middle ground between doctrine and what judges eat for breakfast.'

A. LE SUEUR, University College, London
13 Nov.: `A whole new ball game? Rethinking the United Kingdom's top-level courts.'

DR A. DAVIES
20 Nov.: `Government by contract, courts, and the limits of the law.'

PROFESSOR C. HOOD and C. SCOTT, LSE
27 Nov.: `Regulating government in a "managerial" age: towards a cross-national perspective.'

DR S. BAER, Humboldt University, Berlin
4 Dec.: `Round tables—from democratic movements in Europe to administrative tools in the German "activating state".'

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CORPUS CHRISTI COLLEGE

PROFESSOR R. MUNDELL, C. Lowell Harriss Professor of Economics, Columbia University, Nobel Laureate in Economics, will lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Friday, 27 October, in Lecture Theatre 2, the St Cross Building.

Subject: `New currency arrangements: Britain in Europe? An "Amero" for North America?'

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LADY MARGARET HALL

Canada Seminars

GENERAL JOHN DE CHASTELAIN will lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Thursday, 2 November, in the Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret Hall. Further information may be obtained from Vanessa Windsor (telephone: Oxford (2)74302, e-mail: vanessa.windsor@lmh.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `The Northern Ireland peace process: a Canadian view.'

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MANSFIELD COLLEGE

Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society

The following seminars will take place at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Council Room, Main Building (ground floor), Mansfield College. The lectures are open to the public, and admission is free. Further information may be obtained from Caroline Bastable, OCEES, Mansfield College, Oxford OX1 3TF (telephone and fax: Oxford (2)70886, e-mail: ocees@mansfield.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR J. BROOME
24 Oct.: `Global warming and the value of people's lives.'

PROFESSOR D. GIBBS, Hull
31 Oct.: `Governance, regimes, and local environmental policy making.'

DR R. DICKINSON
7 Nov.: `Food, television, and consumption.'

DR P. DICKENS, Cambridge
14 Nov.: `Linking the social and the natural sciences: is capital modifying human biology in its own image?'

A. GOULDSON, LSE
21 Nov.: `Environmental regulation: co-operation and the capacity for control.'

DR E. FISHER
28 Nov.: `Risk as a matter of democratic administrative governance.'

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Latin American Centre

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Latin American Centre. Details of the meetings to be held in December will be announced later.

A. KNIGHT
24 Oct.: `Subalterns, signifiers, and statistics: recent wrangles in Latin American historiography.'

D. URBANEJA, University of Central Venezuela
7 Nov.: `The political situation in Venezuela.'

W. BEEZLEY, Arizona
14 Nov.: `Creating Mexican identity: places, puppets, and parades.'

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ST CATHERINE'S COLLEGE

Millennium Lecture Series

The impact of the human genome project on society: a snapshot of current issues leading into the year 2001

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College.

For further details contact Jane Kaye (e-mail: jane.kaye@law.ox.ac.uk) or Margaret Simon, St Catherine's College, Manor Road, Oxford OX1 3UJ (telephone: Oxford (2)71760).

DR S. KINGSMAN, Oxford Biomedica
19 Oct.: `Gene therapy—promises or problems?'

PROFESSOR S. MCCALL-SMITH, Vice-Chairman of the Human Genetics Commission, Member of the International Bioethics Commission of UNESCO
2 Nov.: `Genetic information—something special?'

M. REDFERN, QC, Chair of Alder Hey Hospital Inquiry, Liverpool
9 Nov.: `Ownership of tissue samples and organs in medical research—the Liverpool experience.'

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Sir Patrick Nairne Lecture

PROFESSOR SIR DAVID WEATHERALL, FRS, will deliver the Sir Patrick Nairne Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 27 October, in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College. The meeting will be chaired by Sir James Gowans, CBE, FRCP, FRS, who will introduce the discussion after the lecture in which the audience will be invited to participate.

Subject: `The new genetics or the new eugenics?'

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ST HUGH'S COLLEGE

Becket Institute

AVERY DULLES, SJ, Laurence A. McGinley Professor of Theology, Fordam University, will deliver a Becket Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 26 October, in the Examination Schools.

Convener: J.G. Webster, MA, D.Phil., Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity.

Subject: `Religious freedom in Catholic teaching: John Paul II as an interpreter of Vatican II.'

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ST PETER'S COLLEGE

Sir Alec Cairncross Memorial Lecture

FRANCES CAIRNCROSS, Management Editor, The Economist, will deliver the tenth Sir Alec Cairncross Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 31 October, in the Junior Common Room, St Peter's College.

Subject: `Living with the new century.'

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TRINITY COLLEGE

Chatham Lecture

In anticipation of its 450th anniversary in 2005, Trinity College has inaugurated a series of lectures on future aspects of public affairs. The series is named after the Earl of Chatham, one of the college's most celebrated graduates.

THE RT. HON. CHRISTOPHER PATTEN, CH, will deliver the third Chatham Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 26 October, in the Gulbenkian Room, the Law Faculty, the St Cross Building.

Subject: `Sovereignty and democracy.'

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WOLFSON COLLEGE

Ronald Syme Lecture

PROFESSOR RAMSAY MACMULLEN, Yale University, will deliver the Ronald Syme Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 2 November, in the Hall, Wolfson College. The lecture will be open to the public.

Subject: `Another Roman Revolution.'

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OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY FORUM

MICHAEL BARNES, University College, London, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 24 October, in Rewley House. All are welcome to attend.

Subject: `The Norn language of Orkney and Shetland.'

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OXFORD ITALIAN ASSOCIATION

Lectures

The following lectures will be given at 8 p.m. on Tuesdays. The first lecture (24 October) will be given in the Pauling Centre for Human Sciences, 58 Banbury Road; the second and third lectures will be given in the Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's College.

Admission is £1 for members, £2 for non-members. For further details, telephone Oxford 377479.

PROFESSOR P. QUINN
24 Oct.: `Idealism, socialism, and decimation: the Great War in Italian and American literature.'

DR D. STONE
7 Nov.: `A room with a view: landscape as villa decoration in the age of Palladio.'

DR S. HOLMAN
21 Nov.: `The Ravenna mosaics.'

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FRIENDS OF THE PITT RIVERS MUSEUM

The following lectures will be given as shown in the Pitt Rivers Museum Research Centre, 64 Banbury Road. Visitors are welcome, but are asked to make a contributin of £2 to the Friends' Purchasing Fund. Telephone for enquiries: Oxford 249565.

R. OWEN, craftsman, author, and lecturer
Wed. 8 Nov., 6 p.m.: `Around the world in eighty braids.'

J. NORBU, formerly freedom fighter for the Tibetan cause; author of The Mandala of Sherlock Holmes
Sat. 11 Nov., 7 p.m.: `Fiction, fantasy, and freedom—or why on earth a Tibetan freedom fighter is writing Sherlock Holmes stories.'

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