Lectures

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CLINICAL MEDICINE

Oxford Clinical Neurosciences Lectures

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

DR G.T. PLANT, National Hospital, London
13 Oct.: `Neuro-ophthalmology.'

DR J. HADJIVASSILIOU, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield
17 Nov.: `The neurology of gluten sensitivity.'

DR H. CHAPEL
8 Dec.: `Uses and abuses of immunoglobulin therapy in neurological conditions.'

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Department of Psychiatry

PROFESSOR M.A. RON, University College, London, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 21 November, in the Seminar Room, the Department of Psychiatry, the Warneford Hospital.

Convener: G.M. Goodwin, BM, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Psychiatry.

Subject: `Another look at the brain in schizophrenia.'

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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. Any member of the department wishing to arrange to talk to one of the speakers should contact Andrew Bushell (telephone: 21301).

Convener: N.R. Borley, MA status, Acting Clinical Tutor in Surgery.

DR M. SALIO
10 Oct.: `Dendritic cell maturation: pathogens know the trick.'

DR M. LONDEI, Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology
17 Oct.: `Immunomodulation and autoimmunity.'

DR K. RIGLEY, Jenner Institute, Compton
24 Oct.: `Dendritic cells: regulators of T cell differentiation.'

DR L. BUGEON, Imperial College, London
31 Oct.: `Costimulation and transplantation: a story for B7.1 and its splice variant.'

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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. Any member of the department wishing to arrange to talk to one of the speakers should contact Linda Hands (telephone: 21285).

Convener: N.R. Borley, MA status, Acting Clinical Tutor in Surgery.

DR G. HARDACRE, Johns Hopkins Surgical Fellow
21 Nov.: `Use of a cauterising laparoscopic linear stapler in intestinal anastomoses.'

PROFESSOR P. FOEX
28 Nov.: `B blockade in vascular surgery.'

DR F. GREEN
5 Dec.: `Are genes involved in determining the role of cytokines and matrix metalloproteinases in arterial disease?'

MR I. LINDSEY
12 Dec.: `Sex, lies, and videotape: a new look at an old problem—impotence after rectal excisional surgery.'

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LITERAE HUMANIORES

Philosophy of Physics Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursdays in All Souls College. They will take place in the Wharton Room, unless otherwise specified.

Conveners: J.N. Butterfield, MA, Senior Research Fellow, All Souls College, H.R. Brown, MA, Reader in Philosophy, and S.W. Saunders, MA, University Lecturer in the Philosophy of Science.

DR L. HARDY
12 Oct., Hovenden Room: `Does quantum theory follow from physically reasonable axioms?'

DR L. VAIDMAN, Tel Aviv
19 Oct.: `The problem of probability in the many worlds interpretation.'

PROFESSSOR P. PEARLE, Hamilton College, New York
26 Oct.: `Topics in wavefunction collapse models.'

DR F. DOWKER, Queen Mary and Westfield College
2 Nov.: `Spin and statistics in quantum gravity.'

PROFESSOR T. CAO, Boston
9 Nov.: `Prerequisites for a consistent framework of quantum gravity.'

DR D. CORFIELD, King's College, London
16 Nov., Hovenden Room: `Higher dimensional algebra: ascending the category theoretic ladder.'

DR J. UFFINK, Leiden
23 Nov.: to be announced.

DR J. LADYMAN, Bristol University
30 Nov.: `Realism, empiricism, and modality.'

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ORIENTAL STUDIES

Seminar on Jewish history and literature in the Graeco-Roman period

The following seminars will be held at 2.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in Wolfson College.

Convener: M.D. Goodman, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Jewish Studies

DR N. KOLTUN-FROMM, Haverford College
10 Oct.: `Moses, holiness, and celibacy.'

PROFESSOR G. BROOKE, Manchester
17 Oct.: `Millennial and other reflections on the founding of the Qumran community.'

PROFESSOR M. KNIBB, King's College, London
24 Oct.: `Christian adoption and transmission of Jewish Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha: the case of I Enoch.'

PROFESSOR P. ALEXANDER, Manchester
31 Oct.: `Further reflections on the place of 4Q285 in the eschatological war cycle at Qumran.'

DR S. STERN, London School of Jewish Studies
7 Nov.: `The concept of time in early rabbinical sources: an anthropological approach.'

DR J. MCLAREN, Australian Catholic University
14 Nov.: `Judas the "Galilean" and the census of 6 CE.'

PROFESSOR J. LIEU, King's College, London
21 Nov.: `Not Hellenes but Philistines.'

DR S. PEARCE, Southampton
28 Nov.: `Philo on Mosaic Law and the vision of supreme Justice.'

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PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory

The following colloquia will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Main Lecture Theatre, the Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory.

Convener: M.L.H. Green, MA, Professor of Inorganic Chemistry.

DR V. CHRISTOU
2 Oct.: `Recent developments in organic light emitting diode technology: organolanthanide phosphors.'

DR J.S.O. EVANS, Durham
9 Oct.: `Negative thermal expansion, phase transitions, and oxygen migration in framework materials.'

PROFESSOR GREEN
16 Oct.: `The inorganic chemistry of carbon nanotubes.'

PROFESSOR R.A. HENDERSON, Newcastle
23 Oct.: `Investigating the reactivity of natural and synthetic iron-sulfur clusters.'

DR S. PARSONS, Edinburgh
30 Oct.: `Molecules under pressure.'

PROFESSOR E. CONSTABLE, Birmingham
6 Nov.: `Twinkle, twinkle, little star—photoactive metallostars and metallodendrimers.'

DR W. HARRISON, Aberdeen
13 Nov.: `New polyhedra for new inorganic frameworks.'

PROFESSOR J.H. CLARK, York
20 Nov.: `Catalysts for green chemistry.'

PROFESSOR R.N. PERUTZ, York
27 Nov.: `C-F bond activation by transition metals: paradoxes and puzzles/'

PROFESSOR M.H. CHISHOLM, Ohio State
4 Dec.: `Multiple bond between metal atoms in the mesomorphic state.' (Royal Society of Chemistry Ludwig Mond Lecture)

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PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Pharmacology and Anatomical Pharmacology Seminar

PROFESSOR MASAO ITO, Riken Brain Science Institute, Japan, will lecture at 12 noon on Wednesday, 4 October, in the Lecture Theatre, the Department of Pharmacology.

Subject: `The cerebellum as an organ for implicit memory and learning.'

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Croonian Lecture

DR N. UNWIN, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, will deliver the Croonian Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Friday, 6 October, in the Lecture Theatre, the Department of Pharmacology.

Subject: `The nicotonic acetylcholine receptor and the structural basis of synaptic transmission.'

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PSYCHOLOGICAL STUDIES

The following departmental seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Weiskrantz Room (C.113), the Department of Experimental Psychology.

Conveners: S.D. Iversen, MA, Professor of Psychology, and P.E. Bryant, MA, Watts Professor of Psychology.

DR R. BADDELEY, Sussex
10 Oct.: `Near optimal and adaptive human spatial- motor adaption to realistic input.'

DR A. BARTELS, University College, London
17 Oct.: `The architecture of colour.'

PROFESSOR J. WEARDEN, Manchester
24 Oct.: `Internal clocks and time perception in humans.'

PROFESSOR C. ESPIE, Gartnavel Royal Hospital, Glasgow
31 Oct.: `Treating chronic insomnia using psychological approaches: conceptual and practical issues.'

PROFESSOR R. RAPEE, Macquarie University, Australia
7 Nov.: `Development and prevention of anxiety disorders.'

DR F. HAPPÉ, Institute of Psychiatry, London
21 Nov.: `Central coherence in autism: cognitive deficit or cognitive style?'

PROFESSOR S. JACKSON, Nottingham
28 Nov: `Attention, awareness, and the visual control of action.'

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INTER-FACULTY SEMINAR

Restoration to Reform, 1660–1832: British political, literary, intellectual, and social history

The following lectures will be given at 5.15 p.m. on Mondays in the Wordsworth Room, St Hugh's College. The series will continue in Hilary Term.

Conveners: Dr Ros Ballaster (Mansfield), Professor Marilyn Butler (Exeter), Dr Faramerz Dabhoiwala (Exeter), Dr Christine Gerrard (Lady Margaret Hall), Dr Thomas Keymer (St Anne's), Dr James Raven (Mansfield), Professor Isabel Rivers (St Hugh's), Dr Kathryn Sutherland (St Anne's), and Dr Abigail Williams (St Hugh's).

PROFESSOR H. WEINBROT, Wisconsin
16 Oct.: ` "He would kill me twice over": the intellectual contexts of the battle of the books.'

DR J. GOODRIDGE, Nottingham Trent
30 Oct.: `John Clare and eighteenth-century poetry.'

PROFESSOR J. SPENCER, University of Exeter
13 Nov.: `Brothers, sisters, and literary tradition: Henry and Sarah Fielding.'

PROFESSOR L. COLLEY, LSE
27 Nov.: `The narrative of Elizabeth Marsh: Barbary, sex, and power.'

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ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM

PROFESSOR D. COSGROVE will deliver a public lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 21 November, in the Taylorian Lecture Theatre.

Subject: `Ruskin, Oxford, and the geographical imagination.'

CHARLES HOPE, the Warburg Institute, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 21 September, in the Taylor Institution. The lecture has been organised to celebrate the museum's recent acquisition of Titian's Portrait of Giacomo Doria.

Subject: `New light on Titian's portraits.'

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COMPUTING LABORATORY

Strachey Lecture

PROFESSOR M. PATERSON, Warwick, will deliver the Strachey Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 10 October, in the Lecture Theatre, the Computing Laboratory.

Subject: `Contention resolution.'

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Research seminars

PROFESSOR SAMSON ABRAMSKY will give research seminars at 2 p.m. on Fridays during Michaelmas Term in the Computing Laboratory.

Subject: `Modelling and reasoning in multi-agent systems.'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

History of Islamic science

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, George Street.

Conveners: Dr F.A. Nizami, Dr Y. Michot, and Dr J. Piscatori.

PROFESSOR G. SALIBA, Columbia
11 Oct.: `The role of Islamic science as defined by astronomy.'

DR A. TOUWAIDE, Oklahoma
18 Oct.: `Dioscorides' Materia Medica in the Arabic world.'

PROFESSOR G. STROHMAIER, Free University, Berlin
25 Oct.: `Avicenna and al-Biruni: two different approaches to science and religion.'

PROFESSOR C. BURNETT, Warburg Institute, London
1 Nov.: `Society and morality in the astrological works of Abu Ma`shar and al-Qabisi, and their Latin interpretations.'

PROFESSOR E. IHSANOGLU, IRCICA, Istanbul
8 Nov.: `Ottoman science between the Islamic and European traditions.'

DR E. SAVAGE-SMITH
15 Nov.: `Countering disease with magic: medieval Islamic artefacts v. texts.'

PROFESSOR R. RASHED, CNRS, Paris
22 Nov.: `Al-Khayyam, al-Tusi, Descartes, and Fermat: the origins of algebraic geometry.'

F. CHARETTE, J.W. Goethe University, Frankfurt
29 Nov.: `The European historiography of Islamic science in the Romantic age.'

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Muslim communities, power, and politics in Africa

This symposium will be held on Saturday, 14 October, 9.30 a.m.–6 p.m., in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, George Street. For registration and information, telephone the Centre on Oxford (2)78730.

PROFESSOR S. O'FAHEY and PROFESSOR L. BRENNER: `Muslim communities and the Islamic intellectual tradition in Africa.'

Z. HIRJI: `Islam in post-revolution Zanzibar.'

DR A. WAHAB AL-AFFANDI and DR AL-TIJANI SEISI: ` "Community", "state", and Muslim marginality in the Sudan.'

PROFESSOR M. LAST and DR U. BUGAJE: `The politics of Sharia in Northern Nigeria.'

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QUEEN ELIZABETH HOUSE

Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Woman

Gender and water

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

Conveners: Dr J. Davies, S. Ardener, and Dr A. Coles.

JEFFREY DAVIES, British Geological Survey, and DR JANETTE DAVIES, Liverpool
12 Oct.: `Water beneath their feet: aquifers that supply the needs of rural Africa.' (Followed by book- launch: see below)

B. PAGE
19 Oct.: `Women and the social production of water in twentieth-century Cameroon.'

DR J. WALDREN: `Development and tourism: consequences for water resources' (panel discussion). J. MABRO
2 Nov.: `Naked emotions: the ambiguous pleasure of the public bath.'

G. AVE, Ghana
9 Nov.: `Ownership and sustainability of rural water schemes in Ghana: implications for female participation.'

DR A. COLES
16 Nov.: `Gender and geology: wells and washing.'

PROFESSOR S. KENDALL, University of Hertfordshire
23 Nov.: `The first drink of life.'

N. ROLDAN, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
30 Nov.: `Management of water on the island of Gran Canaria.'

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Book-launch

A book-launch concerning the following will be held on Thursday, 12 October, 4–6 p.m., in the Dining Room, Queen Elizabeth House: Extending the Boundaries of Care: Medical Ethics and Caring Practises, edited by Tamara Kohn and Rosemary McKechnie (Berg); Contraception across cultures: technologies, choices, constraints, edited by Andrew Russell, Elisa Sobo, and Mary Thompson (Berg); The History of Women's Mosques in Islam: a Mosque of their own, by Maria Jaschok and Shui Jinjun (Curzon); and Women in Igbo Life and Thought, by Joseph Therese Agbasiere (Routledge).

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