Lectures

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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 5.30 p.m. on Monday, 14 May, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

Subject: `International law: the common pursuit.'

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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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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

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. The subject of the lecture will be announced later.

Admission will be by ticket only. Tickets will be available from the Sheldonian Theatre from 21 May (open Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.–12 noon).

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WILDE LECTURES ON NATURAL AND COMPARATIVE RELIGION 2000–1

Rationality and religious commitment

PROFESSOR ROBERT AUDI, Charles J. Mach Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, University of Nebraska, will deliver the Wilde Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Examination Schools.

Part I. Epistemological foundations: rationality, justification, and knowledge


Wed. 2 May: `Rationality in thought and action.'

Thur. 3 May: `Rationality, justification, and reasonableness.'


Part II. The dimensions of religious commitment


Wed. 9 May: `Belief, faith, and acceptance.'

Thur. 10 May: `Religious conduct.'

Wed. 16 May: `Religious commitment and moral obligation.'


Part III. The rationality of religious commitment in the postmodern world


Thur. 17 May: `Religious integration and human flourishing.'

Wed. 23 May: `Internal challenges to the rationality of religious commitment.'

Thur. 24 May: `The challenge of naturalism.'

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HUSSEY LECTURES ON THE CHURCH AND THE ARTS

PROFESSOR JONATHAN J.G. ALEXANDER, Professor of Fine Arts, New York University, will deliver the Hussey annual lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 17 May, in the Lecture Hall, the Taylor Institution.

Subject: `Christianity and the art of the illuminated manuscript in Europe in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.'

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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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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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GEDDES LECTURE

DOMINIC LAWSON will deliver the Geddes Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 17 May, in the Lecture Room, the School of Geography and the Environment.

Subject: `Language, truth, and journalism.'

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LEVERHULME LECTURES

Mathematics, dynamics, and medicine—the role of mathematics and physics in biological and clinical research for the new millennium

PROFESSOR MICHAEL C. MACKEY, Leverhulme Visiting Professor, will deliver the Leverhulme Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following Fridays in the Lecture Theatre, the Computing Laboratory.

4 May: `Mathematics, biology, and physics: interactions and interdependence—history tells us where the action will be in the twenty-first century.'

11 May: `Biological rhythms: from clocks to chaos—chaos theory illuminates the nature of biological processes.'

18 May: `Periodic and dynamical diseases: bifurcations at the bedside—better health through mathematics.'

25 May: `How the nervous system remembers? Information coding in the brain: old and new ideas.'

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CHARLES SIMONYI LECTURE

PROFESSOR JARED DIAMOND, University of California, Los Angeles, will deliver the third annual Charles Simonyi Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 9 May, in the Oxford Playhouse. Admission is by free ticket, obtainable from the Oxford Playhouse (telephone: Oxford 798600). Tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Simonyi Lecture is presented by the Oxford Playhouse and New College in association with the Department for Continuing Education. It will be introduced by Professor Richard Dawkins.

Subject: `Why did human history unfold differently on different continents for the last 13,000 years?'

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SIR JOHN HICKS LECTURE ON ECONOMIC HISTORY

PROFESSOR LARRY NEAL, University of Illinois, will deliver the Sir John Hicks Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 11 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Shocking developments in a theory of economic history.'

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GAISFORD LECTURE

DR R.L. HUNTER will deliver the Gaisford Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 17 May, in St John's College.

Subject: `Hesiod and Hellenistic poetry.'

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CLARENDON LECTURES IN MANAGEMENT STUDIES

RONALD BURT, Professor of Sociology and Strategy, Graduate School of Business, Chicago, and Professor of Human Resources and Organisational Development, INSEAD, will deliver the Clarendon Lectures in Management Studies at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Examination Schools.

The lectures are free and open to the public. Further information may be obtained from Martha Michael (telephone: Oxford 267859, fax: 267741, e-mail: michaelm@oup.co.uk).

Tue. 15 May: `Social capital and structural holes: creating and delivering value.'

Wed. 16 May: `Trust: gossip, bandwidth, and echo.'

Thur. 17 May: `Reputation: etiology and consequences.'

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DOROTHY ROWE MEMORIAL LECTURE

PROFESSOR THOMAS SCHUMACHER, Dean of the School of Architecture, University of Maryland, will deliver the Dorothy Rowe Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 18 May, in the Auditorium, Magdalen College (Longwall entrance).

Subject: `When Terragni spoke to Dante: the Danteum of Terragni and Fascist architecture as propaganda.'

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CAMERON MACKINTOSH LECTURES

PROFESSOR JOHN NAPIER will deliver the first lecture in the 2001 series at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 2 May, in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre.

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HAMBRO VISITING PROFESSOR OF OPERA

Divas and scholars: performing Italian opera

PROFESSOR PHILIP GOSSETT will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on the following days in the Auditorium, Magdalen College.

3 May: ` "Mare e monti": two summer festivals.'

10 May: `Scandal and scholarship: 27,000 errors in Verdi's Falstaff.'

17 May: `Making cuts: Serafin's scissors.'

24 May: `Ornamenting Rossini and transposing Bellini.'

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LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Department of Plant Sciences

Unless otherwise indicated, the following lectures will be given at 4 p.m. on Thursdays in the Large Lecture Theatre, the Department of Plant Sciences.

PROFESSOR J. PICKETT, IACR, Rothamsted
3 May: `Induction of plant-derived signals imitating or elicited by insect feeding.'

PROFESSOR G. JENKINS, Glasgow
10 May: `UV/blue light signalling in the regulation of flavonoid biosynthesis genes.'

DR A. SMITH, John Innes Centre
17 May: `Constructing a starch granule.'

PROFESSOR D. GODBOLD, Bangor
24 May: `Mycorrhizal biodiversity and global climate change.'

PROFESSOR J. DANGL, North Carolina
Tue. 29 May: `Knowing the dancer from the dance: molecular intimacy between plants and pathogens.'

PROFESSOR D. SOLTIS, Florida
7 June: `Green.'

DR R. SCOTLAND
14 June: `The role of morphology in phylogeny reconstruction.'

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Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology

Fertility and Reproduction Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 11 a.m. on Mondays in the basement Seminar Room, the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology.

DR J. CARSEN, Edinburgh
30 Apr.: `Growing old in Langkawi, Malaysia.'

DR P. DOVER, Uppsala
14 May: `Respect or being movious; gender and embodiment, or morality and HIV/AIDS in Zambia.'

DR S. KITZINGER
21 May: `Touch in childbirth: an analysis of its function and meanings.'

DR D. MARTIN
4 June: ` "The sitting months": post-partum taboos and restrictions among the Chinese of Hong Kong.'

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LITERAE HUMANIORES, ORIENTAL STUDIES, THEOLOGY

Religions of the ancient Mediterranean world

PROFESSOR J. SCHEID, Paris, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 1 May, in the Platnauer Room, Brasenose College.

Conveners: S.R.F. Price, MA, D.Phil., Lecturer in Ancient History, M. Goodman, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Jewish Studies, and M. Edwards, MA, D.Phil., Lecturer in Patristics.

Subject: `The vow in ancient religions: a comparative approach.'

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MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Oxford Physics Colloquia

Unless otherwise indicated, the following colloquia will be held at 4.15 p.m. on Fridays in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, the Clarendon Laboratory.

Conveners: D. Sherrington, MA, D.Phil., Wykeham Professor of Physics, and J.I. Silk, MA, D.Phil., Savilian Professor of Astronomy.

PROFESSOR K. OLIVE, Minnesota and CERN
4 May: `Supersymmetry and dark matter.'

PROFESSOR C. ISHAM, Imperial College, London
11 May: `Topoi in quantum theory and quantum gravity.'

DR R. GILMOZZI, European Southern Observatory, Garching, Germany
25 May: `The science and technology of a 100m telescope: ESO's OWL concept.'

PROFESSOR G. WEST, Los Alamos National Laboratory and Imperial College
1 June: `Universal scaling laws in biology from cells and molecules to whales and ecosystems.'

PROFESSOR T. MAURICE RICE, Institute of Theoretical Physics, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich, Switzerland
8 June, 4.30 p.m.: `Strongly correlated electrons: high temperature superconductivity and other surprises.' (Cherwell–Simon Lecture)

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Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory

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

For details of Professor Jacob Klein's inaugural lecture (30 April), see above.

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

PROFESSOR M. BROOKHART, North Carolina
Thur. 10 May: `Catalysis using late transition metal complexes.' (Centenary Lecture)

PROFESSOR SIR TOM BLUNDELL, Cambridge
14 May, Lecture Theatre, University Museum of Natural History: `Structural biology and crystallography today: the influence of Dorothy Hodgkin on current developments.' (Followed by the unveiling of the Dorothy Hodgkin Plaque)

PROFESSOR J.P. GLUSKER, Fox Chase Cancer Centre, Philadelphia
Tue. 15 May: to be announced. (D.H. Memorial Lecture, sponsored by Somerville College; to be followed by a wine reception in the Abbot's Kitchen, courtesy of Somerville College)

PROFESSOR D. CARDIN, Reading
21 May: `Threading the zeolite needle—generation of conducting polymers inside the pores of micro- and meso-porous solids.'

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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.

DR A. SAGNOTTI, Rome
4 May: `Supersymmetry breaking on the brane.'

PROFESSOR V. ZAKHAROV, Munich
18 May: `Monopoles in QCD.'

PROFESSOR F. CLOSE
1 June: `Glueballs—a central mystery.'

PROFESSOR R. MAARTENS, Portsmouth
15 June: `Cosmology of brane-world.'

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Theoretical Physics Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Fridays in the Nuclear Physics Lecture Theatre. Details of the final seminar (8 June) will be announced later.

Conveners: G.G. Ross, MA, Professor of Theoretical Physics, and R.B. Stinchcombe, MA, Reader in Physics.

DR T. MORRIS, Southampton
27 Apr.: `Non-perturbative computations through the exact renormalisation group.'

PROFESSOR A. BRAY, Manchester
11 May: `Phase separation dynamics of driven systems.'

PROFESSOR F. CLOSE
25 May: `Inclusive–exclusive duality: how does the square of the sum become the sum of the squares?'

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MEDICAL SCIENCES

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 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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Laboratory of Physiology

The following seminars will be held at 12 noon on Wednesdays in the Sherrington Room, the University Laboratory of Physiology.

Conveners: Dr A.J. Hannan and Dr S. Trapp.

PROFESSOR P. HOFFMANN, Bochum, Germany
2 May: `Population responses to visual motion stimuli in cortical areas MT and MST of the monkey brain.' (Sponsored by the Physiological Society)

DR J. ROEPER
9 May: `Tuning the neuronal pacemaker: the molecular physiology of frequency control in dopaminergic midbrain neurons.' (Sponsored by the Physiological Society)

DR P. PEDARZANI, University College, London
16 May: `Molecular basis of calcium-activated potassium channel function in central neurones.' (Jenkinson Seminar)

PROFESSOR E. BUHL, Leeds
23 May: `Towards an understanding of hippocampal rhythmogenesis.' (Sponsored by the Physiological Society)

DR T. GRIFFITHS, Newcastle
30 May: `Normal and abnormal temporal sound processing by the human brainstem and cortex.' (McDonnell–Pew Seminar)

DR M. VIVAUDOU, Laboratoire de Biologie Moléculaire et Cellulaire, Grenoble, France
6 June: `Pharmacological activation of K-ATP channels: searching for the molecular mechanisms of action of K channel openers.' (Sponsored by the Physiological Society)

DR K.M. CHANNON
13 June: `Nitric oxide–superoxide interactions and vascular function.' (Jenkinson Seminar)

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Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology

Unless indicated otherwise, the following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Mondays in the library, the Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology.

Convener: J. Harding, MA status, Professor of Ocular Biochemistry.

DR G. LAURIE, Virginia
14 May: `Gene discovery in the human lacrimal gland.'

PROFESSOR A. WATTS
21 May, Eye Hospital Lecture Theatre, first floor, Oxford Eye Hospital: `Rhodopsin: structure and function.'

PROFESSOR J.R. THOMPSON, Leicester
4 June, Eye Hospital Lecture Theatre, first floor, Oxford Eye Hospital: `Is the apparent association between sunlight and cataract due to confounding by other life-style factors?'

DR R. VAN MONTFORT, Birkbeck College, London
11 June: `The X-ray structure of the oligomeric assembly of a wheat small heat shock protein: implications of eye lens [alpha]-crystallin.'

DR A. SHYADEHI
18 June: `Protection of lens and enzymes by ibuprofen and its metabolites.'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

PROFESSOR EMILIO PASQUINI, University of Bologna, Isaiah Berlin Fellow and Visiting Fellow, Magdalen College, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in Room 2, the Taylor Institution.

2 May: `Dante e il dominio della metafora.' (\Hosted by the Italian Graduate Seminar; in Italian\)

16 May: `Il primo cant di Stazio.' (Paget Toynbee Lecture on Dante; in Italian)

23 May: `Medieval polarities: Dantism and Petrarchism.' (Isaiah Berlin Lectures; in English)

30 May: `The permanence of form: Petrarchism.' (Isaiah Berlin Lectures; in English)

6 June: `Work in progress on Dante: the new initiatives.' (Isaiah Berlin Lectures; in English)

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Italian Graduate Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in Room 2, the Taylor Institution.

PROFESSOR K. BROWNLEE, Pennsylvania
8 May: `Rewriting transcendence: Boccaccio's Dantean "miracle" in Decameron 2.1.'

PROFESSOR G. OLIVA, `G. D'Annunzio' University, Chieti
15 May: to be announced (on D'Annunzio).

PROFESSOR J. MEDDEMEN, Pavia
22 May: `Fenoglio and Kenneth Grahame.'

PROFESSOR N. SAXBY, Cape Town
29 May: to be announced (on court literature of the Quattrocento) (Supported by the Oppenheimer Fund)

DR S. VANNINI, University College, Dublin
5 June: `Calvino's Se una notte d'inverno un viaggiatore: writing the act of reading, reading the act of writing.'

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MODERN HISTORY

Special Faculty Lecture

PROFESSOR W.R. LOUIS, University of Texas, will deliver the annual Special Faculty Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 11 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Oxford's empire: imperial history at Oxford.'

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Seminar in Medieval History

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Wharton Room, All Souls College.

Conveners: R.R. Davies, MA, D.Phil., Chichele Professor of Medieval History, and C.P. Wormald, MA, University Lecturer (CUF) in Modern History.

A. HODGE
30 Apr.: `Pictish and Scottish kingship: ideas and ideologies.'

J. BARROW, Birmingham
7 May: `Clergy as family men 1000–1215.'

A. BELL
14 May: `Oriental despotism in Anglo-Saxon England.'

M. BRETT, Cambridge
21 May: ` The silence of the charters.'

J. WILLOUGHBY
28 May: `Libraries and their readers in medieval England.'

A. GRANT, Lancaster
4 June: `The kingship of Robert I of Scots.'

J. PELTZER
11 June: `Archiepiscopal elections at Rouen 1164–1235.'

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Commonwealth History Seminar: Childhood and empire

This workshop will be held on Friday, 11 May, in the Modern History Faculty Building. The presentations will be followed by a period of discussion at 3.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR T. RAYCHAUDHURI
9.30 a.m.: `A politicised childhood in a place without trains.'

DR E. BUETTNER, York
10.15 a.m.: `Moving beyond stereotypes: British children in late imperial India in wider historical contexts.'

PROFESSOR M. CHAMBERLAIN, Oxford Brookes
11.30 a.m.: `Growing up in the British West Indies.'

DR A. DAVIN, Middlesex
2 p.m.: `Two early twentieth-century childhoods "half the world away".'

DR K. CASTLE, North London
2.45 p.m.: `Children's magazines and the end of empire.'

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Modern History Research Centre

Europaeum Lecture

PROFESSOR P. BURRIN, Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva, will deliver the Europaeum Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 16 May, in the Taylor Institution.

Subject: `Strands of Nazi antisemitism.'

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MODERN HISTORY, SOCIAL SCIENCES

Social and Economic History of the British Isles 1000–1600

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Hovenden Room, All Souls College.

Conveners: R.R. Davies, MA, D.Phil., MA, D.Phil., Chichele Professor of Medieval History, R.J.W. Evans, MA, D.Phil., Regius Professor of Modern History, and others.

J. BLAIR
2 May: `The "feudal revolution" and ritual space in late Anglo- Saxon England.'

K. PARKIN, Cambridge
9 May: `To reconstruct a peasant society from manor court rolls: an attempt and its implications for methodology.'

J. HATCHER, Cambridge
16 May: `The demographic system of later medieval and early modern England.'

J. DAVIS, Cambridge
23 May: `Literary and clerical reconstructions of petty traders in late medieval England.'

C. BRIGGS, Cambridge
30 May: `The functions of credit and the nature of creditors and debtors in some fourteenth-century English villages.'

E. GEMMELL
6 June: `Durham cathedral priory obedientiary accounts: a source of price data for the early fourteenth century.'

S. RIGBY, Manchester
13 June: `Literature and society in late medieval England.'

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MUSIC

The Composer Speaks

The following public lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Holywell Music Room.

9 May: COLIN MATTHEW.

30 May: NICOLA LEFANU.

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Other public lectures

The following lectures will be given as shown in the Denis Arnold Hall, the Faculty of Music.

DR KENNETH HAMILTON, Birmingham
Wed. 2 May, 2 p.m.: `The Liszt Sonata in B minor: before and after.' (Followed by a performance by Dr Hamilton of the Liszt Sonata)

DR ANTHONY NOBLE, Salesian College, Farnborough
Fri. 4 May, 12 noon: ` "Of her there is scarce a mezzo print": Elizabeth Gambarini and her music recontextualised.'

SUPARMI ARCHER
Thur. 31 May, 5 p.m.: `Gospel and the roots of Soul.'

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ORIENTAL STUDIES

Lectures in the anthropology of Korea

DR L. KENDALL, Curator, the New York Metropolitan Museum, will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 26 April, in the Insitute of Social and Cultural Anthropology.

Conveners: M.J. Banks, MA, D.Phil., Reader in Social and Cultural Anthropology, and J.B. Lewis, MA, University Lecturer in Korean.

Subject: `Spiritual consumption: gods and goods in the Korean shaman world.'

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THEOLOGY

Interdisciplinary seminars in the study of religions

The following interdisciplinary seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in Lecture Room 2, Christ Church.

Conveners: J.S.K. Ward, DD, Regius Professor of Divinity, and W.M. Morgan, MA, Lecturer in World Religions, Mansfield and Westminster Colleges.

PROFESSOR R. GOMBRICH
1 May: `Is there progress in Buddhist studies?'

DR A. SHAW, Brunel
8 May: `Cultural issues in religious communities: an analysis of Pakistani marriage trends.'

DR E. ARWECK, King's College, London
15 May: `Religionwissenschaft and the sociology of religion: how do they fit together?'

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ROTHERMERE AMERICAN INSTITUTE

CAROLE STONE, Professor of English and Creative Writing, Montclair State University, is currently visiting the Rothermere American Institute. She will give a poetry-reading at a meeting of the Oxford University Poetry Society at 8 p.m. on Thursday, 3 May, in the Oakeshott Room, Lincoln College. The subject of her reading is to be confirmed.

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SAÏD BUSINESS SCHOOL

P.D. Leake Lectures in Accounting 2001

The following lectures will be given as shown in the Mary Sunley Conference Centre, St Catherine's College. Each lecture will be followed by a discussion.

Further details may be obtained from Deborah Lisburne, Saïd Business School (telephone: 228521, e-mail: deborah.lisburne@sbs.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR M.W. NELSON, Cornell
Tue. 15 May, 9.30 a.m.: `Managers' and auditors' decisions concerning earnings management.'

PROFESSOR R. LIBBY, Cornell
Tue. 15 May, 2.30 p.m.: `Investors' and analyts' interpretations of accounting disclosures.'

PROFESSOR R. BLOOMFIELD, Cornell
Wed. 16 May, 9 a.m.: `Individual decisions and market inefficiency: causes and effects.'

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BYZANTINE STUDIES

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the New Seminar Room, St John's College.

Conveners: E.M. Jeffreys, B.Litt., MA, Bywater and Sotheby Professor of Byzantine and Modern Greek Language and Literature, J.D. Howard-Johnston, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in Byzantine Studies, and M.C.M. Mango, MA, D.Phil., Fellow in Byzantine Archaeology and Art, St John's College.

DR L. JAMES, Sussex
1 May: `For God and Empire: cultural patronage and the Byzantine empress.'

DR K. IERODIAKONOU
8 May: `The anti-logical movement in Byzantium: the fourteenth century.'

PROFESSOR W. TREADGOLD, St Louis
15 May: `The Patriarch Photius.'

PROFESSOR JEFFREYS
22 May: `Byzantium, Orthodoxy, and early printed Greek books in Oxford: an interim report.'

PROFESSOR I. SHAHID, Georgetown University
29 May: `Justinian, the emperor who surpassed Solomon: antisemitism reflected in architecture.'

DR A. WILSON
5 June: `Mills, aqueducts, and the Gothic Wars: excavations on the Janiculum Hill in Rome.'

DR MANGO
12 June: `The Tchalenko Archive Project.' (Including computer demonstration)

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COMPUTING LABORATORY

Numerical Analysis Group

Computational mathematics and applications seminars

Except where otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be given at 2 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Lecture Theatre, the Computing Laboratory.

The co-ordinators are L.N. Trefethen and J. Scott (RAL). Further information may be obtained from Shirley Day (telephone: Oxford (2)73885). DR R. ABGRALL, Bordeaux
3 May: `Upwind residual distributive schemes for compressible flows.'

PROFESSOR M. ZWORSKI, Berkeley
10 May: `Pseudospectra and solvability of PDEs.'

DR L. DANIELS and DR I. STRACHAN, Hyprotech
17 May, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory: `On the robust solution of process simulation problems.'

DR H. BYRNE, Nottingham
24 May: to be announced.

DR M. HEIL, Manchester
31 May: to be announced.

PROFESSOR M. POWELL, Cambridge
7 June, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory: `Some properties of thin plate spline interpolation.'

PROFESSOR G. STRANG, MIT
21 June: `Rank-one updates in applied mathematics.'

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CENTRE FOR CRIMINOLOGICAL RESEARCH

Aspects of criminal and penal policy

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Wharton Room, All Souls College.

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

DR A. BARKER, Parole Board for England and Wales
2 May: `The challenge of assessing mentally disordered discretionary lifers: emerging findings from a Parole Board study.'

D. FAULKNER
9 May: `Crime, citizenship, and penal policy.'

PROFESSOR M. WASIK, Manchester; Chairman, Sentencing Advisory Panel
16 May: `Sentencing: the role of the Advisory Panel.'

DR A. LIEBLING, Cambridge
23 May: `The prison officer and the quality of prison life.'

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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL STUDIES

The following research seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in Lecture Room 1, the Department of Educational Studies.

DR G. CORNEY
30 Apr.: `Teacher education for sustainable development: research with primary school teachers.'

PROFESSOR K. SYLVA
21 May: `Longitudinal research on the effects of early childhood education on children's intellectual and social development: some alternatives to randomised control trials.'

DR R. COE, Durham
4 June: `Unpalatable medicine or all things to all people? What (if anything) is evidence-based education?'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

Islam and urban culture in Egypt

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

Conveners: F.A. Nizami, MA, D.Phil., Director of the Centre, and J. Piscatori (Ph.D.), Fellow of the Centre.

R. BADRAN, Amman, Jordan
2 May: `Learning from Cairo: reinterpreting Islamic architecture.'

DR J. CHALCRAFT, Edinburgh
9 May: `The end of the guilds in Egypt, 1863–1914.'

PROFESSOR T.P. MITCHELL, New York
16 May: `The character of calculability: making the economy in turn-of-the-century Cairo.'

D. RICHARDS
23 May: `The administration of Cairo in the Mamluk period.'

PROFESSOR N. RABAT, MIT
30 May: `History, the city, and criticism: Maqrizi and his Book on the Khitat.'

PROFESSOR Y. MICHOT
6 June: `Mamluk popular culture in the Fatwas of Ibn Taymiyya.'

DR L. HERRERA
13 June: `Downveiling: the contest over culture in contemporary Egypt.'

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NISSAN INSTITUTE OF JAPANESE STUDIES

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies, 27 Winchester Road.

DR T. NELSON
27 Apr.: `Japanese merchants and mercenaries in the Philippines in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries.'

DR N. EVANS, Sheffield
4 May: `Mano Machi-zukuri: community planning in a Japanese inner city.'

PROFESSOR NORIYOSHI OGUCHI, Senshû University, Tokyo
11 May: `The effects of recent reform of the Japanese public pensions system.'

PROFESSOR MAKIKO HIRAKAWA, Tokyo International University
18 May: `Second language acquisition between Japanese and English: are verbs a problem?'

MS R. PAYNE
25 May: `Meiji theatre design: from communal participation to refined appreciation.'

DR M. TREVOR, formerly of the EU–Japan Centre for Industrial Co-operation
1 June: `How the European Union approaches Japan.'

DR AYUMI TAKENAKA
8 June: `Ethnicity across the Pacific: Japanese-Peruvians in Peru, Japan, and the US.'

PROFESSOR NAOTO NONAKA, Gakushûin University, Tokyo
15 June: `Japan's semi-sovereign parliament in comparative perspective.'

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QUEEN ELIZABETH HOUSE

Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women

Women changing their worlds

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

Conveners: Dr Lidia Sciama, Dr Maria Jaschok, and Dr Helen Callaway.

DR F. MACAULAY
3 May: `Taking the law into their own hands: women, legal change, and legal literacy in Latin America.'

DR F. WOOD, British Library
10 May: `Chinese room-mates: from the prudery of the Cultural Revolution to Shanghai Babe.'

NORIKO KAWANAKA, Kobe Shoin Women's University
17 May: `Landscape for a mythical traveller, or a place called home.'

DR S. TOUSSAINT, Western Australia
24 May: ` "Sister, I need to talk with you": negotiating cultural landscapes in northern Aboriginal Australia.'

PROFESSOR P. BHACHU, Clark University
30 May: `Dangerous designs: diaspora Asian women creating new cultural and commercial economies.' (Barbara E. Ward Commemorative Lecture)

DR A. ABU-HASABO, UN Development Programme
7 June: `Women entreprneurs in the Arab Gulf region: strategies in a climate of constraint.'

XIU FU
14 June: `Becoming modern: the images of Chinese women in Republican Shanghai, 1927–37.'

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DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS

Corcoran Memorial Lectures

PROFESSOR PETER HALL, FRS, Australian National University, will lecture at 3.30 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Thursday, 3 May, in the Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's College.

Tea will be served at 4.30 p.m. The lectures will be followed by a reception at 6 p.m.

Subject: `Nonparametric inference under constraints.'

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ALL SOULS COLLEGE

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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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Asian Studies Centre

South Asian History Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Deakin Room, Founder's Building, St Antony's College. With the exception of the final meeting, two presentations will be made at each seminar.

Convener: D.A. Washbrook, MA, D.Phil., Reader in Modern South Asian History.

D. PRICE
1 May: `Ritual and authority in colonial North India.' (PRS presentation)

B. MAZUMDAR
1 May: `The social history of cricket.' (PRS presentation)

Y. KHAN
8 May: `Muslims in North India after independence.' (PRS presentation)

A. MORRISON
8 May: `Comparing the Tsarist and the British Empires in Central and South Asia.' (PRS presentation)

DR Z. CHEEMA
15 May: `The evolution and development of India's nuclear weapons policy.'


Textures of time: language, culture, and history in pre-modern India

This workshop will be held on Monday, 21 May, 11 a.m.–5.30 p.m., in the Dahrendorf Room, Founder's Building, St Antony's College.

Convener: D.A. Washbrook, MA, D.Phil., Reader in Modern South Asian History.

The speakers will be Professor S. Subrahmanyam, EHESS, Paris; Professor V.N. Rao, Wisconsin; Professor M. Alam, JNU, Delhi, and Chicago; and Professor D. Shulman, Hebrew University, Jerusalem. Enquiries should be directed to the Asian Studies Centre (telephone: Oxford (2)74559, e- mail: asian@sant.ox.ac.uk).


Special seminar organised in association with the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studie

MR SALMAN KHURSHID, former Foreign Minister, the Republic of India, will speak at this seminar, to be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 22 May, in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, George Street. Enquiries should be directed to the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies (telephone: Oxford (2)78730, fax: 248942).

Subject: `Muslims and Indian democracy.'


Seminar series

Except where otherwise stated, the following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Dahrendorf Room, the Founder's Building, St Antony's College. Enquiries should be directed to the Asian Studies Centre (telephone: Oxford (2)74559, e-mail: asian@sant.ox.ac.uk).

Convener: S.Y. Tsang, MA, D.Phil., Louis Cha Fellow, St Antony's College.

CHI-KWAN MARK
1 May: `Defending the indefensible colony: Hong Kong, Anglo- American relations, and the Cold War in Asia, 1949–57.'

DR M. GAINSBOROUGH, SOAS
8 May: `Political change in Vietnam: in search of the middle class challenge to the state.'

DR LIEN CHAN, Chairman, the Kuomintang; until 2000 Vice-President, the Republic of China (date to be confirmed)
15 May: to be announced.

DR NAOKO SHIMAZU, Birkbeck College, University of London
22 May: ` "Meiyo no senshi": Japanese attitudes towards death in the Russo-Japanese War.'

DR KING-KUAN TSAO, Chinese University of Hong Kong
29 May, New Room, Hilda Besse Building: `Local élite politics in China.'

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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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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

Annual Isaiah Berlin Lecture

PROFESSOR JARED DIAMOND, Professor of Physiology, UCLA School of Medicine, will deliver the annual Isaiah Berlin Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 10 May, in Wolfson College.

Subject: `Ecological collapses of pre-industrial societies.'

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