Lectures

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INAUGURAL LECTURE

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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GRINFIELD LECTURES

The Septuagint of Ezekiel—select topics

PROFESSOR JOHAN LUST, Professor of Old Testament Exegesis, Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven, will deliver the first series of his Grinfield Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Examination Schools. Each lecture will be followed by discussion.

Mon. 26 Feb.: `Textual criticism of the Old Testament and its relation to textual criticism of the New Testament, with examples taken from Ezekiel.'

Tue. 27 Feb.: ` "Tendenz" in the Septuagint of Ezekiel.'

Wed. 28 Feb.: `Symmachus lexicography: Ezekiel.'

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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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CARLYLE LECTURES

DR NOEL MALCOLM will deliver the Carlyle Lectures 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, c.1400–c.1800.'

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

Biographers at work

JENNY UGLOW, biographer of Elizabeth Gaskell and Hogarth, will lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Tuesday, 27 February, in Lecture Theatre II, the St Cross Building, Manor Road.

Subject: `On not being an island: writing group biographies.'

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LITERAE HUMANIORES

Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama

TIMBERLAKE WERTENBAKER, playwright, will lecture at 3.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 28 February, 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: `The voices we hear.'

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MEDICAL SCIENCES

Oxford Clinical Neurosciences Lectures, Trinity Term

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

PROFESSOR D.H. MILLER, NMR Research Unit, Institute of Neurology
20 Apr.: ` MRI to study the natural history and treatment of MS.'

DR R. LANE, West London Neurosciences Centre, Charing Cross Hospital
11 May: `Heterogeneity in chronic fatigue syndrome.'

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

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

A bilingual reading and discussion with leading Austrian writers RAOUL SCHROTT and EVELYN SCHLAG, and their translators IAIN GALBRAITH and KAREN LEEDER, will be held at 12 noon on Monday, 5 March, in Lecture Room 6, New College. This event is part of an Arts Council sponsored national tour and of the Oxford Austrian Cultural Festival.

Convener: K.J. Leeder, MA, Faculty Lecturer in German.

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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: P.A. David, MA, Professor of Economics and Economic History, J. Humphries, MA (Ph.D. Cornell), Reader in Economic History, and A. Offer, MA, D.Phil., Chichele Professor of Economic History.

PROFESSOR M. DAUNTON, Cambridge
27 Feb.: `Monopolies and nuisances in Victorian cities.'

DR C. MCKENNA
6 Mar.: `The good, the bad, and the ugly: three case studies of American management consultants at work, 1910–70.'

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ORIENTAL STUDIES

Lectures in the Historical Anthropology of Korea 2001

PROFESSOR HIROSHI HONDA, Professor of Anthropology, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, will lecture at 3 p.m. on Friday, 2 March, in the Seminar Room, the Nissan Institute, St Antony's College.

Conveners: Dr R. Goodman and Dr J.B. Lewis.

Subject: `Between elite and commoners: hyangri or rijok in Namwon, Korea.'

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ORIENTAL STUDIES, MUSIC

Lecture■Recital on the Korean zither: the Kayagum

DR YEONOK JANG, SOAS, will perform selections on the Kayagum and accompany these performances with commentary, at 5 p.m. on Friday, 2 March, in the Denis Arnold Hall, the Faculty of Music.

Conveners: Dr H.La Rue and Dr J.B. Lewis.

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SOCIAL SCIENCES

PROFESSOR G.C. JOHNSTON, University of British Columbia, will lecture on the state of American politics at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 27 February, in the Clay Room, Nuffield College.

Subject: `Mass politics, 2001: how did we get here? Evidence from the Annenberg Study.'

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DEPARTMENT OF BIOCHEMISTRY

Rodney Porter Memorial Lecture

STANLEY PRUSINER, Director of the Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases and Professor of Neurology and Biochemistry, University of California, San Francisco, will deliver the fourth Rodney Porter Memorial Lecture at 4 p.m. on Thursday, 31 May, in the University Museum of Natural History. Enquiries may be directed to Pauline Rudd (telephone: (2)75340), Fran Platt (telephone: (2)75725), or Kieran Clarke (telephone: (2)75255).

Subject: `The mad cow crisis.'

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SAID 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).

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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OXFORD CENTRE FOR HEBREW AND JEWISH STUDIES

ETGAR KERET, Israeli novelist, will lecture at 4.15 p.m. on Monday, 5 March, in the Faculty Room, the Oriental Institute, Pusey Lane.

Convener: G. Abramson, MA, Cowley Lecturer in Post-Biblical Hebrew.

Subject: `After ideology: Hebrew writing today.'

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LANGUAGE CENTRE

Lunchtime seminars in applied linguistics

DR C. WALTER, Cambridge, will give a seminar at 1 p.m. on Thursday, 8 March, in the Language Centre, 12 Woodstock Road. Light refreshments will be available from 12.30 p.m.

Subject: `Working memory and the L2 reading threshold.'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR SOCIO- LEGAL STUDIES

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

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

PROFESSOR G. HAY, Cornell
26 Feb.: `The challenges of competition policy.'

C. STEWART, Macquarie University
5 Mar.: `The tort of wrongful living: a wrong without a remedy?'

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BRASENOSE COLLEGE

Tanner Lectures on Human Values 2001

Human rights: a sense of proportion

SIR SYDNEY KENTRIDGE, QC, will deliver the Tanner Lectures on Human Values at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

Mon. 26 Feb.: `The story so far.'

Tue. 27 Feb.: `How will it end?'

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Latin American Centre

Seminar series

WILLIAM BEEZLEY, University of Arizona, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 27 February, in the Latin American Centre, 1 Church Walk.

Subject: `Creating Mexican identity: places, puppets, and parades.'

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RIPON COLLEGE, CUDDESDON

Jaspers Lecture

DR DAVID LAW, Manchester, will deliver the Karl Jaspers Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 5 March, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Karl Jaspers and theology.'

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ASTER AND OXTALENT

The shock of the old: a fresh look at innovation and information

technology in traditional university teaching This joint ASTER and OxTalent conference on educational technology will be held on 26 and 27 March in the Computing Laboratory.

The conference will explore the impact of communication and information technologies on teaching and learning in a traditional setting. Speakers from around the UK will showcase examples of innovative practice, focusing on the contextual factors which determine the success or otherwise of using new technologies in teaching and learning. The conference is an opportunity to find out about developments in a range of subject areas, and to discuss the opportunities available for adapting teaching and learning practices and resources between disciplines.

ASTER (Assisting Small-group Teaching through Electronic Resources, http://cti-psy.york.ac.uk/aster/) is a research project exploring how communication and information technologies support seminar, tutorial, workshop and laboratory-based teaching and learning in higher education. It is funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England through the Teaching and Learning Technology Programme (phase 3).

OxTalent (Oxford Teaching And Learning supported by New Technology, http://www.ox.ac.uk/it/groups/oxtalent/) promotes the use of C&IT in teaching and learning at the University of Oxford.

Attendance costs £40 for one day (£20 for members of Oxford University), and £75 for both days (£40 for members of Oxford University). OxTalent is subsidising places for members of Oxford University. Lunch and refreshments are included in the price, though accommodation and evening meals are not.

Further information may be obtained from the conference Web site, http://www.ox.ac.uk/it/groups/oxtalent/shock/, or from Jenny Newman, Humanities Computing Unit, Oxford University Computing Services, 13 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6NN (telephone: Oxford (2)73221, fax: (2)73275, e-mail: Jenny.Newman@oucs.ox.ac.uk).

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HUMANITIES COMPUTING UNIT

Beyond the museum: working with collections in the digital age

This one-day colloquium, jointly organised by the Humanities Computing Unit and mda (http://www.mda.org.uk), will be held on Friday, 20 April, in the debating chamber of the Oxford Union. The format will be a mixture of presentations, open discussion, and debates. The audience will be encouraged to participate fully.

Questions to be discussed include the following: Is the new digital age the answer to the prayers of museums, archives, and libraries? Does it free up collections allowing unprecedented access facilities for scholars and the public—or is it all built on a house of cards? Do the new technologies really offer us anything, or are they sidetracking the holders of the nation's heritage into areas that really have unproven benefits? Is funding being diverted away from more needy services? Can the museum, or similar institution, actually survive in such a fast-changing culture?

Speakers will include the following: Lynne Brindley, CEO, the British Library; Professor Lola Young, Project Director for the National Museums and Archives of Black History and Culture, Middlesex University; John Wilson, Presenter of BBC Radio 4's Front Row; Mike Houlihan, CEO, Ulster Museum; and Dr Christopher Brown, Director, Ashmolean Museum. Admission charges are as follows: £40 (educational); £100 (commercial); £5 (student/unwaged); £10 (mda members).

Information about the Humanities Computing Unit is available from http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/humanities/, and about mda at http://www.mda.org.uk. Further information about the conference, including booking arrangements, may be obtained from Jenny Newman, Humanities Computing Unit, Oxford University Computing Services, 13 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6NN (telephone: Oxford (2)73221, fax: (2)73275, e-mail: Jenny.Newman@oucs.ox.ac.uk).

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SOCIETY FOR THE STUDY OF MEDIEVAL LANGUAGES AND LITERATURE

M.H. KEEN, FSA, FBA, will deliver the society's open lecture at 5 p.m. on Saturday, 24 February, in Lecture Room XXIII, Balliol College.

Subject: `Medieval history: Angevin England through medieval eyes.'

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