Lectures

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INAUGURAL LECTURE

Barnett Professor of Social Policy

PROFESSOR J.E. LEWIS will deliver her inaugural lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 7 June, in the Lecture Theatre, Rewley House.

Subject: `Pictures of welfare.'

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CYRIL FOSTER LECTURE

H.E. MR KOFI ANNAN, Secretary-General of the United Nations, will deliver the Cyril Foster Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 19 June, in the Sheldonian Theatre.

Admission will be by ticket only, available from the Sheldonian Theatre (open Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.–12 noon; one ticket only per person, in person, with identification).

Subject: `Why democracy is an international issue.'

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G.E. BLACKMAN LECTURE

PROFESSOR J. DANGL, Department of Biology, University of North Carolina, will deliver the twenty-fourth Blackman Lecture at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, 29 May, in the Large Lecture Theatre, the Department of Plant Sciences.

Subject: `Knowing the dancer from the dance: molecular intimacy between plants and pathogens.'

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MAURICE LUBBOCK MEMORIAL LECTURE

JOHN ROBINSON, F.R.ENG., newly-appointed Chairman, Railtrack, will deliver the twenty-seventh Maurice Lubbock Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m.on Friday, 1 June, in Lecture Room 1, the Department of Engineering Science.

Subject: "New" engineering—a portal for the future.'

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LITERAE HUMANIORES

Lectures

PROFESSOR EMMANUEL VOUTIRAS, University of Thessaloniki, will lecture at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Lower Lecture Room, Lincoln College.

Convener: Professor R.R.R. Smith, Ashmolean Museum.

Mon. 4 June: `A fresh look at Greek portraits: problems of identification and dating.'

Wed. 6 June: `Some bearded portraits of Roman imperial times and the question of workshops.'


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.

29 May: `Metaphysics abandoned: realism evaded.'

5 June: `I, structure/perspective.'

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MEDICAL SCIENCES

Nuffield Department of Surgery: clinical seminars

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

Anyone wishing to arrange to talk to the speaker should contact Linda Hands (telephone: 21287).

N. FEARNHEAD
29 May: `Inherited predisposition to colorectal cancer: the wont of wnt?'

J. PERKINS
5 June: `Minimally invasive aorto-iliac surgery.'

S. LEWINGTON and R. CLARKE
12 June: `Homocysteine and vascular disease.'


Oxford Clinical Neurosciences Lectures

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

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

MR P. RICHARDSON, Royal London Hospital
13 July: `Some beneficial aspects of inflammation of the nervous system.'

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SOCIAL SCIENCES

Sociology lunchtime seminars

The following seminars will be held at 12.45 p.m. on Mondays in the Seminar Room, the Department of Sociology (3 George Street Mews).

Convener: Dr Tak Wing Chan.

N. EMLER, LSE
28 May: `A social psychology of reputation.'

S. CASTLES
4 June: `The effects of migration on countries of origin.'

C. PAYNE
11 June: `Exit polls for the general election.'

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ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM

DR N. MAYHEW will lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 14 June, in the Ashmolean Museum.

Subject: `Early Anglo-Saxon coins and art.'

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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

Brazilian political institutions in comparative perspective: the role of Congress in presidential systems

This conference, arranged in association with the Latin American Centre, St Antony's College, will be held on 28 and 29 May in the Nissan Theatre, St Antony's College.

The keynote speaker will be Professor Adam Przeworski, Carrol and Milton Petrie Professor of Political Science, New York University.

Other speakers will be Professor John Londregan, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of California, Los Angeles; and Professor David Mayhew, Sterling Professor of Political Science, Yale University and John M. Olin Visiting Professor in American Government.

Papers will be given by Dr Mariano Tommasi, Centre of Studies for Institutional Development (CEDI) and Universidad de San Andrés, Argentina; Dr Fabiano Santos, Instituto Universitário de Pesquisa do Rio de Janeiro (IUPERJ); Dr Carlos Pereira, Centre for Brazilian Studies; Professor Fernando Limongi, Universidade de Sao Paulo/CEBRAP; Dr Bernando Mueller, Universidade de Brasilia; Professor John Carey, Washington University, St Louis; Professor José António Cheibub, Yale University; Professor John Huber, Columbia University; and Dr Jairo Nicolau, Instituto Universitário de Pesquiso do Rio de Janeiro (IUPERJ).

The full programme may be obtained from the Centre for Brazilian Studies, 92 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 7ND (telephone: Oxford (2)84464, fax: (2)84461, e-mail: enquiries@brazil.ox.ac.uk, Internet: http://www.brazil.ox.ac.uk).

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QUEEN ELIZABETH HOUSE

Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women

Barbara E. Ward Commemorative Lecture

PROFESSOR PARMINDER BHACHU, Henry R. Luce Professor, Clark University, USA, will deliver the Barbara E. Ward Commemorative Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 30 May, in the Taylor Institution. Further details may be obtained from the Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women (telephone: Oxford (2)73644, e-mail: cccrw@qeh.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `Dangerous designs: diaspora Asian women creating new cultural and commercial economies.'

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CENTRE FOR SOCIO-LEGAL STUDIES

PROFESSOR ASLAK SYSE, Professor in Public Law, University of Oslo, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 7 June, in the Lecture Theatre, the Philosophy Centre.

Convener: Professor D.J. Galligan, DCL, Professor of Socio-Legal Studies, Director of the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, and Fellow of Wolfson College.

Subject: `Use of coercion—legality, morality, and effectiveness.'

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BALLIOL COLLEGE

Visiting Fellows' Lectures

PROFESSOR R.S. SCHARENGUIVEL will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 31 May, in Balliol College.

Subject: `Resolving custody disputes between married parents: the development of South African and Sri Lankan law.'

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TRINITY COLLEGE

Margaret Howard Lecture

SIR LOUIS BLOM-COOPER, QC, will deliver the Margaret Howard Lecture at 5.45 p.m. on Thursday, 31 May, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building. Admission is free. A reception will be held after the lecture.

Subject: `Judges among the literati.'

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WOLFSON COLLEGE

Public lecture

DR MARTIN HENIG, Visiting Lecturer in Roman Art, the Institute of Archaeology, will lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 7 June, in the Haldane Room, Wolfson College. The lecture is open to the public.

Subject: `Were there Romans at Wolfson?'

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