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SCHOOL OF GEOGRAPHY

The following research seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Staff Common Room, the School of Geography.

Conveners: G.L. Clark, MA, Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography, A.S. Goudie, MA, Professor of Geography, and C.G. Clarke, MA, D.Phil., Professor Urban and Social Geography.

PROFESSOR F. SEMAZZI, Southampton
10 Oct.: `A study of the climate of eastern Africa using the regional climate modelling approach.'

PROFESSOR D. SUGDEN, Edinburgh
17 Oct.: `Glaciers, climate, and global change; a Patagonian perspective.'

PROFESSOR R. MUNTON, University College, London
24 Oct.: `Institutional readjustment: the Environmental Agency and sustainable development.'

DR J. DEFILLIPIS, King's College, London
31 Oct.: `A voyage to Lilliput? Collective ownership and local power in the global economy.'

PROFESSOR J. SLINGO, Reading
7 Nov.: `The fundamentals and impacts of El Niño.'

PROFESSOR B.L. TURNER II, Clark University, USA
14 Nov.: to be announced. (Clarendon Lecture)

R. GROVE-WHITE, Lancaster
21 Nov.: `Beneath the radar: environmentalism and the emerging politics of knowledge.'

DR S. LEUTZ, Max Planck Institute, Germany
28 Nov.: `The state and the globalisation of financial markets—banking and capital market regulation in transition.' (Co-sponsored by ESRC Future Governance)

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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.

On Monday, 9 October, a workshop will be held, 2.30–4.30 p.m., on `The body's rituals: fertility, reproduction, and allied themes', in a contemporary play, by Ketaki Kushari Dyson, presented by a team of Indian actors.

Convener: Dr Soraya Tremayne.

DR M. UNNITHAN, Sussex
9 Oct.: `Strengthening referral services in maternal healthcare: the role of traditional healers in Rajasthan.'

DR TREMAYNE
16 Oct.: `Runaway children in Iran and their sexual behaviour.'

DR S. HEALD, Brunel
23 Oct.: `Why it is never as easy as ABC: discourses of AIDS in Botswana.'

DR K. HAMPSHIRE, Durham
30 Oct.: `Safe motherhood among nomadic women in Chad.'

DR D. COLEMAN
6 Nov.: `Reproduction and survival in an unknown world: the future of fertility.'

DR N. PRICE and K. HAWKINS, Waled
13 Nov.: `Demand, access, and quality: towards a new conceptual framework for sexual and reproductive health research and evaluation.'

DR M. MABILIA, Turin
20 Nov.: `Mothers' violation of post-partum taboos and its reflection on infant health among the Wagogo of Tanzania.'

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MODERN HISTORY, SOCIAL STUDIES

Seminar in Economic and Social History

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

Conveners: K.J. Humphries, MA, Reader in Economic History, and A. Offer, MA, D.Phil., Chichele Professor of Economic History.

PROFESSOR A. RITSCHL, Zurich
3 Oct.: `Peter Temin on the beginning of the Depression in Germany: a reappraisal.'

DR M. BIGGS
10 Oct.: `The American strike wave of 1886.'

DR K. MOORE
17 Oct.: `The first multinationals: international trade in antiquity.'

PROFESSOR J. GOLDSTONE, California, Davis
24 Oct.: `The rise of the West—or not? A revision to socio-economic history.'

PROFESSOR R. MILLWARD, Manchester
31 Oct.: `Infant mortality in Victorian Britain: the mother as medium.'

DR G. MAGEE, Queen Mary College, London
7 Nov.: `Skills and invention in colonial Australia.'

DR D. COLEMAN
14 Nov.: `Eastern Europe's population trends: from the past into the future.'

E. TAN, Cambridge
21 Nov.: `The English open fields, the bull, and the cottager's cow: a property rights analysis.'

PROFESSOR D. WOODWARD, Hull
28 Nov.: `Shifts in the incidence of farm service before 1800.'

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PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

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 A. PALMER, Nottingham
11 Oct.: `The emergence of sensitivities to sound source motion.' (Sponsored by the Physiological Society)

PROFESSOR R. FAULL, Auckland
18 Oct.: `The genetics and chemical anatomy of Huntington's disease.' (Jenkinson Seminar)

PROFESSOR D. ZEE, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, USA
25 Oct.: `The role of the cerebellum in eye movement control: studies in humans and monkeys.' (McDonnell-Pew Centre Seminar)

PROFESSOR C. FRITH, University College, London
1 Nov.: `Awareness of action.' (McDonnell-Pew Centre Seminar)

PROFESSOR M. DUCHEN, University College, London
8 Nov.: `Mitochondria, calcium, and free radicals—switches from cell signalling to cell death?'(Jenkinson Seminar)

PROFESSOR M. SHERMAN, State University of New York
15 Nov.: `The thalamus actually does something important.' (McDonnell-Pew Centre Seminar)

DR E. WHITE, Leeds
22 Nov.: `Stretch and the cardiac cytoskeleton.' (Sponsored by the Physiological Society)

DR R. WILKINS
29 Nov.: `Surviving in a matrix: membrane transport in articular chondrocytes.' (Sponsored by the Physiological Society)

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Department of Human Anatomy and Genetics

The following research seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Fridays in the Lecture Theatre, the Department of Human Anatomy and Genetics.

DR T. CHEEK, Newcastle
13 Oct.: `Ryanodine receptor-mediated calcium signalling in a neuroendocrine secretory cell.'

DR Z. MOLNAR
20 Oct.: `Development and evolution of thalamocortical interactions.'

PROFESSOR S. BROWN, MRC Mammalian Genetics Unit, Harwell
27 Oct.: `Mutagenesis and genomics in the mouse—towards systematic studies of mammalian gene function.'

PROFESSOR I. SANDERSON, Royal London School of Medicine and Dentistry
3 Nov.: `Dietary regulation of enterocyte gene expression.'

PROFESSOR J.T. GALLAGER, Paterson Institute for Cancer Research, Manchester
10 Nov.: `Genetic aspects of heparan sulphate biosynthesis and function.'

PROFESSOR P. DOHERTY, Guy's, King's, and St Thomas's School of Medicine, London
17 Nov.: `Signalling pathways that control axonal growth and guidance.' (Jenkinson Seminar)

DR M. HASTINGS, Cambridge
24 Nov.: `A molecular circadian clock work in the brain.'

DR E. BIRNEY, European Bioinformatics Institute, Cambridge
1 Dec.: `Ensemble: the human genome at your service.'

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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.

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

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PSYCHOLOGICAL STUDIES

Cognitive Science Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in Room C.113, the Department of Experimental Psychology.

DR M. NICHOLS, Melbourne
12 Oct.: `Experimental psychology goes arty: a neuro-psychological basis of the leftward bias in portraiture.'

DR P. MCLEOD
19 Oct.: `Implicit learning and motor skills: what people who know how to catch a ball don't know.'

DR C. SPENCE
26 Oct.: `Some new multi-sensory illusions.'

PROFESSOR B. ROGERS
2 Nov.: `Heading in the right direction.'

DR N. COWAN, Missouri
9 Nov.: `Childhood development of some basic parameters of working memory.'

PROFESSOR A. ALLPORT
16 Nov.: ` "Event files" and long-term negative priming: effects of shifting sets in stroop-like tasks.'

DR A. MARAVITA, University College, London
23 Nov.: `Visions and touch through the looking glass.'

DR K. NOBRE
30 Nov.: to be announced.

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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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Departmental seminars

The following lectures will be held at 4.15 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Lecture Theatre, the Computing Laboratory.

For details of the Strachey Lecture (10 October), see above.

Convener: B.A. Sufrin, MA, University Lecturer in Computation.

N. BURGESS, Cardiff
17 Oct.: `Recent developments in prefix adders.'

M. HOFMANN, Edinburgh
24 Oct.: `Type systems for resource-bounded computation.'

H. PURCHASE, Queensland, Australia
31 Oct.: `User preference for graph layout features in UML class and collaboration diagrams.'

G. BIRTWISTLE, Leeds
7 Nov.: `Specifying and verifying asynchronous hardware in CCS.'

S. DOBSON, Trinity College, Dublin
14 Nov.: `Space and trajectory.'

S. PULMAN, SRI International Cambridge Computer Science Research Centre
21 Nov.: `Bidirectional contextual resolution.'

K. MARTIN
28 Nov.: `Informatic linearity in nature.'

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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, 15 Norham Gardens.

DR P. AINLEY, Greenwich
16 Oct.: `From a national system locally administered to a national system nationally administered—the new Leviathan in education and training.'

S. POWER, Institute of Education, University of London
23 Oct.: `Using the third sector to find a third way: recent reforms in education policy.'

PROFESSOR C. FITZ-GIBBON, Durham
30 Oct.: `Education, capitalism, and value added.'

DR E. MACARO
13 Nov.: `Target language pedagogy.'

PROFESSOR P. BROADFOOT, Bristol
20 Nov.: `Promoting quality in learning: does England have the answer?'

DR C. BROCK
27 Nov.: `Researching into gender, education, and development.'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR HEBREW AND JEWISH STUDIES

David Patterson Lecture Series

The following meetings will be held at 8.15 p.m. on Wednesdays in Yarnton Manor. A shuttle service will be provided by the OCHJS minibus, leaving the Playhouse, Beaumont Street, at 7.45 p.m. and departing Yarnton Manor at 9.45 p.m.

S. MICHAEL, Hebrew writer
11 Oct.: `Iraqi influence on my Hebrew writing.'

PROFESSOR E. TIMMS, Sussex
25 Oct.: `Jewish contributions to European Modernism, 1890–1918.'

L. HOLLAND, film-maker and director
8 Nov.: Showing of film I was a Slave Labourer.

PROFESSOR E. BUDICK, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
22 Nov.: `Negative pedagogy and the question of the human in Aharon Applefeld's Holocaust fiction.'

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MAISON FRANÇAISE

Lectures and seminars

The following lectures and seminars will be held at 5.15 p.m. on the days shown in the Maison Française. They will take place on Thursdays unless otherwise stated.

K. TUNSTALL
12 Oct.: `Silent Racine.' (Research Seminar in Early Modern French Literature and Culture)

C. JOUHAUD, Université de Paris III
19 Oct.: : `Les entrées royales sous Louis XIII.' (Seminar series: `Fêtes et pouvoirs: 17e–20e siècles')

G. PIGEARD DE GURBERT, Université de Paris I
26 Oct.: `Le jeu du possible dans Jacques le fataliste.' (Research Seminar in Early Modern French Literature and Culture)

R. WRIGLEY, Oxford Brookes
2 Nov.: ` "Come as you are": the problems of dress in French revolutionary festivals.' (Seminar series: `Fêtes et pouvoirs: 17e–20e siècles')

J. DECOTTIGNIES, Emeritus Professor, Université de Lille
Fri. 3 Nov.: `La saga de l'Inspecteur Morse: le roman policier saisi par la fiction.'

J.-P. HÉBERT, Researcher, EHESS, Paris
Mon. 6 Nov.: `Naissance de l'Europe de l'armement.'

J. PREST
9 Nov: `Female roles in French court ballet, 1650–70: male impersonators and the emergence of the female ballet dancer.' (Research Seminar in Early Modern French Literature and Culture)

M.-C. CANOVA-GREEN, Goldsmiths' College, London
16 Nov.: `Espace et pouvoirs dans Les Plaisirs de l'Isle Enchantée (1644).' (Seminar series: `Fêtes et pouvoirs: 17e–20e siècles')

N. JACHEC, Oxford Brookes
30 Nov.: `The Venice Biennale, 1952–62: informale painting: European integration and the emergence of the Italian Centre Left.' (Seminar series: `Fêtes et pouvoirs: 17e–20e siècles')

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Other meetings

The following study-days and conference will be held at the Maison Française, unless stated otherwise.

Sat. 14 Oct., 9.30 a.m.–6 p.m.: `Les philosophes français et la littérature au XXe siècle.' (Organised in conjunction with Oxford Brookes University)

Fri. 27 Oct., 10 a.m.–4 p.m.: `La famille aujourd'hui.' (With Martine Segalen, sociologist, Université de Paris X—Nanterre. Organised by the Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France.)

Sat. 4 Nov., 10 a.m.–5 p.m., St Hugh's College: `Traduire la poésie—translating French and Greek poetry: Baudelaire, Verlaine, Rimbaud, and Apollinaire.' (Organised by Translation Research in Oxford. Further information from Edith McMorran, tel. (2)74996.)

Thur. 23 Nov., 10.30 a.m.–6.30 p.m., and Fri. 24 Nov., 9.30 a.m.–4 p.m.: `Les études françaises à Oxford.' (Postgraduate conference, organised in conjunction with the European Humanities Research Centre and the School of Languages, Oxford Brookes University).

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QUEEN ELIZABETH HOUSE

Centre for Refugee Studies

Seminars on Forced Migration

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House. Details of the 29 November seminar will be announced later.

PROFESSOR G. GOODWIN-GILL
11 Oct.: `The evolution of the refugee concept and asylum since the end of the Cold War: an inquiry into human rights and the will of States.'

DR G. KIBREAB, South Bank University
18 Oct.: `Why do refugees return home?'

PROFESSOR C. HARVEY, Leeds
25 Oct.: `Reconstructing refugee status: law and the politics of interpretation.'

PROFESSOR P. GATRELL, Manchester
1 Nov.: `Refugees and population displacement: a Russian perspective, 1915--18.'

P. RUDGE, European Council on Refugees and Exiles
8 Nov.: `Corporate social responsibility and refugee protection.'

M. ZARD
15 Nov.: `Protection or impunity? The exclusion from refugee status of those who commit serious international crimes.'

H. SLIM, Oxford Brookes
22 Nov.: `Rights-based humanitarianism: what do we mean? How does it help?'

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TRINITY COLLEGE

Chatham Lecture

In anticipation of its 450th anniversay in 2005, Trinity College has inaugurated a series of lectures on future aspects of public affairs. The series is named after the Earl of Chatham, one of the college's most celebrated graduates.

THE RT. HON. CHRISTOPHER PATTEN, CH, will deliver the third Chatham Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 26 October, in the Gulbenkian Room, the Law Faculty, the St Cross Building.

Subject: `Sovereignty and democracy.'

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CAMPION HALL

D'Arcy Memorial Lectures

The dialectical genesis of modern atheism

PROFESSOR MICHAEL BUCKLEY, Boston College, US, will deliver the D'Arcy Memorial Lectures at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Examination Schools.

17 Oct.: `The new science and the ancient faith: three settlements at the dawn of modernity.'


24 Oct.: `A dialectical pattern in the emergence of atheism.'

31 Oct.: `Thomas Aquinas and the atheistic drift of Western religious culture.'

7 Nov.: `God as the alienation of the human.'

14 Nov.: `The study of religion and the rise of atheism: conflict or conformation?'

21 Nov.: `The negation of atheism: from deconstruction to dialectic.'

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