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INAUGURAL LECTURES

Dr Lee's Professor of Chemistry

PROFESSOR J. KLEIN will deliver his inaugural lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Monday, 30 April, in the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory.

Subject: `Soft matter: from hieroglyphics to biolubrication.'

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Professor of the Physical Examination of Materials

PROFESSOR D.J.H. COCKAYNE will deliver his inaugural lecture at 2.15 p.m. on Thursday, 3 May, in the Sir Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, the Clarendon Laboratory.

Subject: `Exploring the nano-world of materials and biology with modern electron microscopy.'

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Chichele Professor of Public International Law

PROFESSOR A.V. LOWE will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 14 May, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building. The subject of the lecture will be announced later.

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Harold Vyvyan Harmsworth Professor of American History

PROFESSOR T.H. BREEN will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 15 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `The Lockean Moment: the languages of rights on the eve of the American Revolution.'

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O'DONNELL LECTURES 2001

Scottish Gaelic literature

PROFESSOR W. GILLIES, Professor of Celtic, University of Edinburgh, will deliver the O'Donnell Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Hall, the Taylor Institution.

Thur. 26 Apr.: `Approaches to Gaelic poetry.' Fri. 27 Apr.: `The form and content of Gaelic verse.'

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MYRES MEMORIAL LECTURE

PROFESSOR AMÉLIE KUHRT, University College, London, will deliver the Myres Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 7 May, in the McGregor-Matthews Room, New College.

Subject: `Greeks in Persian and Babylonian perspective.'

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EMDEN LECTURE

PROFESSOR R.J. EVANS will deliver the Emden Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 9 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `The Germans in British public memory since 1945.'

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DON FOWLER MEMORIAL LECTURE

PROFESSOR S. HINDS, University of Washington, Seattle, will deliver the Don Fowler Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 10 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Material culture: on Cinna, Statius, a good book, and a des. res.'

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AUNG SAN SUU KYI LECTURE

SIR MARRACK GOULDING will deliver the inaugural Aung San Suu Kyi Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 8 May, in the Maplethorpe Building, St Hugh's College.

Subject: `Deliverance from evil.'

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LYELL LECTURES IN BIBLIOGRAPHY

The ending of `Alter Orbis': books and learning in twelfth- century England

PROFESSOR P. THOMSON will deliver the Lyell Lectures in Bibliography at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in Lecture Theatre 2, the St Cross Building.

26 Apr.:`A clash of cultures? The impact of the Norman Conquest.' 3 May: `The production of books in monastic scriptoria.'

10 May: `Books for secular institutions and individuals.'

17 May: `Cultural subregions and networks.'

24 May: `England and the twelfth-century Renaissance.'

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LITERAE HUMANIORES

John Locke Lectures in Philosophy

Structure and perspective: an empiricist view

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

24 Apr.: `The visible world.'

1 May: `Structural realism and the phenomena.'

15 May: `Weyl's paradox and Carnap's lost world.'

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

29 May: `Metaphysics abandoned: realism evaded.'

5 June: `I, structure/perspective.'

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MEDICAL SCIENCES

Seminar

DR J. BENCZIK, University of Helsinki, will give a seminar at 1 p.m. on Thursday, 5 April, in the Seminar Room, the Research Institute, the Churchill Hospital.

Convener: J.W. Hopewell, MA status, Director of Radiobiological Research, Churchill Hospital Research Institute.

Subject: `Correlation of MRI and histological changes in the brain after photon and epithermal neutron irradiation: pre-clinical studies related to BNCT.'

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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

Research seminar in early modern French literature and culture

The following seminars will be held at 5.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the New Seminar Room, St John's College.

CAROL CLARK
26 Apr.: `Luigi Riccoboni: a fellow- professional looks at Molière.'

JOHN D. LYONS, Virginia
10 May: `The practice of imagination: embodied thought in seventeenth-century France.'

CHRISTIAN BELIN, Université de Montpellier, Paul Valéry
24 May: `L'imaginaire dans Les Pensées.'

CATHY JONES, Oxford Brookes
7 June: `Form and fragmentation in Guillaume de La Tayssonière's Amoureuses Occupations.'

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SOCIAL SCIENCES

Evidence-based practice

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in Barnett House, Wellington Square. Details of the first meeting (24 April) are not available at present. Details of the final meeting (15 May) will be announced later.

Convener: J.E. Lewis MA, Barnett Professor of Social Policy.

PROFESSOR B. SHELDON, University of Exeter
1 May: `The effectiveness of community care services.'

A. NEWMAN, Barnardo's
8 May: `What works in child protection.'

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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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CENTRE FOR BRAZILIAN STUDIES

Postponement of conference

The Third Annual Oxford Globo Conference, on `Preparing Brazil for the twenty-first century: a new consensus? A new agenda?', due to have been held on 19 and 20 March, will now take place on 21 and 22 May. Further details will be announced later.

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR HEBREW AND JEWISH STUDIES

David Patterson Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 8 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor.

The OCHJS minibus will depart from the Playhouse, Beaumont Street, at 6.40 p.m. and 7.45 p.m. and return from Yarnton Manor at 9.45 p.m. Single fare: £1.35 (students (£1).

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

PROFESSOR J. ROTH, Claremont McKenna College
25 Apr.: `Into the arms of strangers: ethical dilemmas during and after the Holocaust.'

PROFESSOR A. STEINWEIS, Nebraska
2 May: `The "antisemitism of reason": Nazi research on Jews and Judaism.'

PROFESSOR M. HART, Florida International University
9 May: `Franz Boas as German, American, Jew.'

PROFESSOR D. GOODBLATT, California
16 May: `Tribes with flags and imagined communities: on Jewish nationalism in antiquity.'

PROFESSOR J. MAGNESS, Tufts University
23 May: `The archaeology of Qumran.'

RABBI ELIAHU KLEIN, Institute of Jewish Meditation, Chochmat Haluv, Northern California
30 May: `Kabbalah of creation: Isaac Luria's earlier mysticism.'

PROFESSOR I. SHAHID, Georgetown University
6 June: `Byzantium and the Arabs in late antiquity: from the fourth to the seventh century.'

M. BOHM-DUCHEN, art historian
13 June: `Gender, trauma, creativity: in search of Charlotte Salomon.'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

HIS EXCELLENCY MR ALIJA IZETBEGOVIC, former President of Bosnia, will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Monday, 2 April, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Bosnia on the historical frontier.'

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MAISON FRANÇAISE

Cancellation of meeting

The European Movement Open Forum on `European Union—fact or fiction', with Chris Huhne, MEP, due to have taken place on 23 March, has been cancelled.

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ALL SOULS COLLEGE

Chichele Lectures

All Souls and the end of the Ancien Régime, c.1750–1870

The Chichele Lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Old Library, All Souls College. DR J. DAVIS, Warden
18 May: `Founder's kin.'

THE REVD PROFESSOR JOHN MCMANNERS, Chaplain
25 May: `Bishop Heber.'

DR S. GREEN, Fellow
1 June: `W.H. Fremantle and the destruction of the Ancien Régime in All Souls.'
8 June: `Epitaph to the Ancien Régime: Montagu Burrows and The Worthies of All Souls.'

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Foreign Policy Studies Programme

The United States and East Asian security

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Old Library, All Souls College.

Conveners: Professor Joseph Nye and Professor Robert O.'Neill.

PROFESSOR NYE
26 Apr.: `The US, East Asia, and the Pacific: challenges and prospects.'

DR YUEN FOONG KHONG
3 May: `Will the US fight over Taiwan?'

PROFESSOR O.'NEILL
10 May: `Working with the United States: an allied perspective.'

PROFESSOR M. YAHUDA, LSE
17 May: `China's security perspectives on Asia and the Pacific.'

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BALLIOL COLLEGE

Leonard Stein Lectures

PROFESSOR ILAN PAPPE, Haifa University, will deliver the Leonard Stein Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Examination Schools.

Thur. 3 May: `Demythologising the foundational myths of the Jewish State: 1948 in the eyes of the present.'

Fri. 4 May: `Israel and Palestine in the post- Oslo era: the peace camp in search of an agenda.'

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Smithies Lectures

PROFESSOR GEORGE HAY, Visiting Fellow, will deliver the Smithies Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following days in Balliol College.

Thur. 10 May: `Competition law in the twenty-first century: an introduction.'

Fri. 11 May: `The intersection of law and economics: modern history, future trends.'

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Visiting Fellows' Lectures

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

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

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

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EXETER COLLEGE

Marett Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR J. MALLORY, Belfast, will delive the Marett Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 27 April, in the Saskatchewan Lecture Room, Exeter College.

Subject: `The cultural worlds of the Indo-Europeans.'

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MAGDALEN COLLEGE

Waynflete Lectures

Seeing the Grail: the dynamics of a medieval myth

PROFESSOR M. ALISON STONES, University of Pittsburgh, will deliver the Waynflete Lectures at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Grove Auditorium, Magdalen College.

2 May: `The manuscript tradition: Chrétien de Troyes and his continuators, the Lancelot-Graal, Parzival and the Tavola Ritonda: concealing and revealing.'

9 May: `The cultural context I: sacred objects, chosen people—the Chalice of the Lord, Joseph of Arimathea, the Maries, and the Grail Winners.'

16 May: `The cultural context II: sacred places and quests—France, Britain, and the Holy Land.'

23 May: `Structures and transformations: patterns of rejection and reception—patrons and makers.'

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MANSFIELD COLLEGE

BISHOP JOHN S. SPONG will lecture as follows in the chapel, Mansfield College. The lectures will be followed by discussion.

Wed. 23 May, 4 p.m.: `Casting aside the traditional Christian mythology.' (Worship at 6 p.m.)

Thur. 24 May, 7.30 p.m.: `Developing a new Christ mythology for the twenty-first century.'

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ST JOHN'S COLLEGE

Woolf Lecture

PROFESSOR N. WHITE, Director, Wellcome Trust Research Unit, Bangkok, will deliver the Woolf Lecture at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, 27 March, in the Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's College.

Subject: `Drugs against malaria: the parasite fights back.'

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TRINITY COLLEGE

Richard Hillary Lecture

IAN McEWAN will deliver the Richard Hillary Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 2 May, in the St Cross Building.

Subject: `Literature and human nature.'

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OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY FORUM

RAYMOND HICKEY, University of Essen, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 26 March, in Rewley House.

Subject: `The lexicon of Irish English from a modern perspective.'

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TRANSLATION RESEARCH IN OXFORD

Anatomy of laughter/traduire le rire

This international and interdisciplinary conference, held in association with the Maison Française, the European Humanities Research Centre, and the French Embassy, will be held in St Hugh's College, 13–16 September.

Topics will include: the physics and metaphysics of laughter; the colour of laughter; laughter and the architecture of hysteria; laughter and carnival in Bakhtin; Darwinian perspectives on translatability and laughter; why can't you tickle yourself?; black humour; Jewish humour; puns/calembours, etc.

Speakers will include: Susan Bassnett, Laurent Bazin, Anthea Bell, Sarah Blakemore, Ranjit Bolt, Malcolm Bowie, Peter Bush, Ted Cohen, Jean-Michel Déprats, Susan Greenfield, Terry Hale, Mike Holland, David Krakauer, Adam Phillips, Walter Redfern, Willibal Ruch, Aline Schulman, Jean-Claude Sergeant, Shashi Tharoor, Gérard Toulouse, and Alain Viala.

Entertainment: an evening of theatre (Arlequin), and a Magic Lantern show.

Further details are available from Edith McMorran, St Hugh's College, Oxford OX2 6LE (e-mail: edith.mcmorran@st- hughs.ox.ac.uk), or Elizabeth Mansour (telephone: Oxford 378139). Details can also be found on the TRIO Web site, http://www.trio.org.uk.

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