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NEWS INTERNATIONAL VISITING PROFESSOR OF BROADCAST MEDIA

PROFESSOR KRISTIN THOMPSON, University of Wisconsin, will lecture at 6 p.m. on the following days in Hilary Term. The first two lectures will be given in Exeter College, the second two at Green College.

30 Jan.: `Go with the flow? Analysing television.'

31 Jan.: `What do they think they're doing? Theory and practice in screenwriting.'

6 Feb.: `Television into film, film into television.'

7 Feb.: `The strange cases of David Lynch.'

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MEDICAL SCIENCES

University Department of Psychiatry: guest lectures, Hilary Term

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Seminar Room, the Department of Psychiatry, the Warneford Hospital.

Convener: G.M. Goodwin, BM, MA, D.Phil., W.A. Handley Professor of Psychiatry.

PROFESSOR P. JONES, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge
30 Jan.: `Causes of psychosis: implications of its new epidemiology.'

PROFESSOR D. SMITH
6 Feb.: `Is Alzheimer's disease preventable?'

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CENTRE FOR BRAZILIAN STUDIES

Third Annual Conference on Amazonia: Reflections on Amazonia (part two): the impact of Amazonian research on the development of the social sciences

This conference will be held at the Centre for Brazilian Studies and Mansfield College, 7–9 December. The deadline for registration has been extended to 28 November. Further information can be obtained from Alessandro Nolasco, Centre for Brazilian Studies, 92 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 7ND (telephone: Oxford (2)84460, fax: (2)84461).

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RUSKIN SCHOOL OF DRAWING AND FINE ART

Ruskin then and now

The following lectures will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Examination Schools. The series has been organised to coincide with the exhibition `Praeterita: a series of photographs suggested by the autobiography of John Ruskin', by John Riddy, which will be shown at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, 19 January–23 February.

JOHN RIDDY
23 Jan.: `Praeterita: describing time.'

ROBERT HEWISON
30 Jan.: ` "The teaching of art is the teaching of all things": Ruskin, art, and society.'

STEPHEN BURY
6 Feb.: `Ruskin and slavery.'

DINAH BIRCH
13 Feb.: `Ruskin and the education of communities.'

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LATIN AMERICAN CENTRE

Special seminar, in collaboration with the Maison Française

PROFESSOR J.-P. BASTIAN, Centre de Sociologie des Religions et d'Ethique Sociale, Université Marc Bloch de Strasbourg, will give a special seminar at 11.15 a.m. on Monday, 4 December, in the Latin American Centre, 1 Church Walk.

Subject: `The contemporary religious transformation of Latin America.'

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BATE COLLECTION OF MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

Bate Collection Christmas Lecture

LAWRENCE LIBIN, Research Curator of Musical Instruments, Metropolitan Museum, New York, will deliver the Bate Collection Christmas Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Monday, 11 December, in the Music Faculty. The lecture is open to the public, and there is no charge for admission.

Subject: `Robert Adam's Instruments for Catherine the Great.'

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CENTRE FOR SOCIO-LEGAL STUDIES

Administrative governance, courts, and the limits of the law

DR SUSANNE BAER, Juristische Fakultat, Humboldt University, Berlin, will give a seminar in this series at 5 p.m. on Monday, 4 December, in the Seminar Room, the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Linton Road.

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

Subject: `Round Tables—from democratic movements in Europe to administrative tools in the German "Activating State".'

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International human rights in context—the available legal remedies for individual victims

This seminar series will be held at 5.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Seminar Room, the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies. The series is sponsored by Professor D.J. Galligan, Professor of Socio-Legal Studies, Director of the Centre, and Fellow of Wolfson College.

Convener: Dr W.F. Pepper, Visiting Fellow, the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Visiting Scholar, Wolfson College, author, barrister, attorney and counsellor-at-law, London and New York.

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UNIVERSITY FARM

Environmental research at Wytham Estate

This `mini-conference' for those interested in research at Wytham Woods and the University Farm at Wytham will be held on Thursday, 7 December, in the University Field Laboratory, Wytham.

Anyone interested in joining an informal lunch before the meeting should contact Michèle Taylor (telephone: Oxford 202619, e-mail: meta@ceh.ac.uk).

M. MORECROFT, CEH, Wytham
2 p.m.: `Welcome and introduction: Wytham in the 1990s and beyond.'

R. FEBER
2.15 p.m.: `The conservation management of arable field margins.'

M. BARR, Reading
2.30 p.m.: `Out of the field and into the margins—bacterial diversity and mobile genes at Wytham.'

R. WILLIAMS, CEH, Wallingford
2.45 p.m.: `Pesticide attenuation in ditches.'

P. BARNETT
3.05 p.m.: `The impact of grassland intensification on wintering farmland birds.'

A. PARKER and D. ANDERSON, Oxford Brookes and Eton College
3.20 p.m.: `Holocene vegetation change at Wytham.'

N. FISHER
3.40 p.m.: `Meet the new conservator.'

V. STOKES, Essex
4.10 p.m.: `Seasonal and diurnal trends in gas exchange of canopy oak and sycamore trees.'

L. COLE
4.30 p.m.: `The growth of winter moth larvae in relation to the development of oak foliage.'

P. WATSON, R. HAILS, and B. RAYMOND, CEH, Oxford
4.50 p.m.: `Winter moth–natural enemy interactions, and the influence of host plants.'

W. CRESSWELL and R. MCCLEERY
5.05 p.m.: `Climate change allows great tits to synchronise hatch date more closely.'

S. BAKER
5.20 p.m.: `Testing repellents for use with badgers.'

S. ELLWOOD, CEH, Wytham
5.40 p.m.: `Muntjac and fallow deer populations at high and low densities: diet and counting methodology.'

C. NEWMAN
5.50 p.m.: `Earthwatching at Wytham.'

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