Lectures

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INAUGURAL LECTURE

Harold Vyvyan Harmsworth Professor of American History

PROFESSOR D. HOLLINGER will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 14 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `The question of ethnoracial mixture in American history.'

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CHERWELL–SIMON LECTURE 2002

PROFESSOR GERHARD MATERLIK, Chief Executive, Diamond Project, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, will deliver the Cherwell–Simon Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Friday, 24 May, in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, the Clarendon Laboratory.

Subject: `Synchrotron radiation and X-ray lasers—light for the new century.'

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CAMERON MACKINTOSH VISITING PROFESSOR OF CONTEMPORARY THEATRE

SIR DAVID HARE and PROFESSOR STEPHEN DALDRY will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 29 May, in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College.

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ZAHAROFF LECTURE

PROFESSOR L. BERSANI, Berkeley, will deliver the Zaharoff Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 23 May, in the Taylor Institution.

Subject: `Forming couples: Godard's Le Mépris.'

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O'DONNELL LECTURE IN CELTIC STUDIES 2002

DR PIERRE-YVES LAMBERT, Director d'Études à l'École Pratique des Hautes Études, Sorbonne, Paris, will deliver the O'Donnell Lecture in Celtic Studies at 5 p.m. on Friday, 17 May, in the Taylor Institution.

Subject: `Some new developments in the comparison between Gaulish and Brittonic.'

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GAISFORD LECTURE 2002

PROFESSOR SIMON HORNBLOWER, University College, London, will deliver the Gaisford Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 16 May, in the Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's College.

Subject: `The paradox of war in ancient Greek literature.'

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J.W. JENKINSON MEMORIAL LECTURE

PROFESSOR ENRICO COEN, John Innes Centre, Norwich, will deliver a Jenkinson Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 27 May, in the Large Lecture Theatre, the Department of Plant Sciences. Tickets are not required for admission. Refreshments will be served after the lecture.

Subject: `From genes to morphogenesis in plants.'

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CLASSICS

Astor Visiting Lecture 2002

PROFESSOR J. MARINCOLA, New York University, will deliver the Astor Visiting Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 8 May, in the Harris Lecture Theatre (island site), Oriel College.

Conveners: C.S. Kraus, MA, and C.B.R. Pelling, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturers (CUF) in Classical Languages.

Subject: `The emotions of history.'


The Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama

DAVID RAEBURN will lecture at 2.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 8 May, in the Headley Lecture Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum.

Subject: `Modern revival of Greek tragedy—letter, spirit, or something else?'

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LAW, SOCIAL SCIENCES

The function of law in the international community

J.-F. DURIEUX, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Geneva, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 8 May, in the Chester Room, Nuffield College. The discussant will be Agnès Hurwitz.

Conveners: G. Goodwin-Gill, MA, D.Phil., Professor of International Refugee Law, and A.J. Hurrell, MA, M.Phil., D.Phil., University Lecturer in International Relations.

Subject: `Human rights, states of emergency, and mass influx.'

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LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Department of Biochemistry: Rodney Porter Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR A.J. MCMICHAEL, Director, Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, will deliver the fifth Rodney Porter Memorial Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Thursday, 16 May, in the University Museum of Natural History. The lecture will be followed by a reception at 5.30 p.m. Subject: `Towards an AIDS vaccine: science, trials, and tribulations.'

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ESRC Transnational Commmunity Research Programme: The cultural politics of transnationalism

The following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in the Senior Common Room, the School of Geography and the Environment. This replaces the notice published in the Gazette of 18 April (p. 994) and in the Special Lecture List for Trinity Term. The seminar announced for 20 June has been cancelled.

Convener: Dr S.A. Vertovec.

J. NIELSEN, Birmingham
2 May: `Transnational Sufism: a case study.'

S. PATTIE, University College, London
9 May: `Transforming transnational narratives in Armenia.'

T. CHEESMAN, Wales
16 May: `Translational community: Kanak attack in Alemania.'

K. ROBINS, Newcastle
23 May: `Banal transnationalism.'

M. STEWART, University College, London
30 May: `Hungary's status law and issues of citizenship.'

P. DRESCH
6 June: `Debates on marriage and nationality in the United Arab Emirates.'

R. MANDEL, University College, London
13 June: `The return of the citizen in German debates on identity and nationhood.'

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MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Dennis Sciama Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR SIR ROGER PENROSE will deliver the Dennis Sciama Memorial Lecture at 4.15 p.m. on Monday, 13 May, in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, the Clarendon Laboratory.

Subject: `What do black holes and the big bang tell us about the nature of quantum mechanics?'

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Hinshelwood Lectures: Facets of soft matter

PROFESSOR P.-G. DE GENNES, École Supérieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles and the Collège de France, Paris, will deliver the Hinshelwood Lectures at 11.15 a.m. on the following days in the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory.

Convener: J. Klein, MA, D.Phil., Dr Lee's Professor of Chemistry.

Tue. 7 May: `Towards artificial muscles.'

Thur. 9 May: `Soap films and foams.'

Tue. 14 May: `Naive ideas on structural glasses.'

Thur. 16 May: `Strange properties of polymer films.'

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Vesicular and cellular interactions

This `mini-symposium' will be held on Thursday, 9 May, in the Lecture Theatre, the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory.

Convener: J. Klein, MA, D.Phil., Dr Lee's Professor of Chemistry.

PROFESSOR F. BROCHARD, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris
2.30 p.m.: `Opening and closing of vesicles.'

PROFESSOR F. TIBERG, Institute for Surface Chemistry, Stockholm
3.10 p.m.: `Some reflections on biological surface linings.'

D. MCGILLIVRAY and DR R.K. THOMAS
3.30 p.m.: `Stable ordered vesicles at the silicon–water interface.'

PROFESSOR P.-G. DE GENNES, Collège de France, Paris
4.20 p.m.: `Dynamics of cellular adhesion.'

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Theoretical Particle Physics Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Fridays in the Dennis Sciama Lecture Theatre.

Convener: S. Sarkar, MA, Reader in Physics.

PROFESSOR M. DREES, Munich
3 May: `Supersymmetry at the linear collider.'

DR S. ABEL, Durham
17 May: `CP violation in string theory.'

DR M. BUCHER, Cambridge
31 May: `Colliding brane cosmology.'

DR C. JOHNSON, Durham
14 June: `Exact Kahler and super potentials from holography.'

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Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Planetary Physics Seminars

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 4.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Dobson Lecture Room, the Atmospheric Physics Laboratory. Because on rare occasions the arrangements need to be changed, anyone intending to come to Oxford specially to attend should check first by telephoning Oxford (2)72933.

DR J. GREGORY, the Meteorological Office
9 May: `Changes in sea level.'

PROFESSOR J. HAIGH, Imperial College, London
16 May: `Solar signal in climate models and data.'

PROFESSOR N. NAKAMURA, Chicago
23 May: `Atmospheric mining.'

DR A. HORN, Manchester
30 May: `Spectroscopic studies of heterogeneous processes in the atmosphere.'

MS R. SCHOFIELD, NIWA, New Zealand
Wed. 5 June: `Tropospheric and stratospheric vertical columns for BrO from ground-based DOAS measurements.'

PROFESSOR J.A. PYLE, Cambridge
Fri. 7 June, Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory: `Atmospheric chemistry and climate: coupled system.' (Physics Department Colloquium)

DR L. HORROCKS, the Meteorological Office
13 June: `Eye on the ocean: derivation bulk sea surface temperature in near real time from the AATSR.'

DR C.H. HUNTINGFORD, CEH, Wallingford
20 June: `Regional climate model predictions of extreme rainfall for a changing climate.'

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MEDICAL SCIENCES

Monica Fooks Memorial Lecture and Litchfield Lecture: cancellations

The following lectures, due to have been given by Professor Kay Jamison of Johns Hopkins University, have been cancelled: the Monica Fooks Memorial Lecture (7 May), and the Litchfield Lecture (9 May).

Professor Jamison is unable to travel at present for personal reasons.

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MODERN HISTORY

Modern European History Research Centre

Searching for the Sixties

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Modern History Faculty Building.

The notice of this series published in the Gazette of 18 April, p. 998, incorrectly stated that the seminars would take place on Mondays.

Conveners: Martin Conway (Balliol), Alexander Clarkson (Balliol), and Holger Nehring (University).

DR W. OSGERBY, North London
7 May: ` "Putting on the style": subculture, consumption, and social change in 1960s Britain.'

MR NEHRING
14 May: `The 1960s in Britain and West Germany: cultural revolution or new wine in old bottles?'

DR J.-W. MÜLLER
21 May: `The International of illusions: mapping political thought in the Sixties.'

DR A. SHAW, Hertfordshire
28 May: `Screening the Bomb: the Cold War and cinematic dissent in the 1960s.'

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MODERN HISTORY, SOCIAL SCIENCES

Oxford Seminar in Economic and Social History

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Chester Room, Nuffield College.

Conveners: Dr Robert Allen (Nuffield), Professor Paul David (All Souls), Mr Nicholas Dimsdale (Queen's), Dr Jane Humphries (All Souls), and Professor Avner Offer (All Souls).

PROFESSOR LEANDRO PRADOS DE LA ESCOSURA, Carlos III, Madrid
7 May: `Economic consequences of independence in Latin America.'

PROFESSOR J. FOREMAN-PECK, HM Treasure
14 May: `Marriage and economic development 1870–1914.'

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MUSIC

Graduate Students' Colloquia

DAVID BEARD, Cardiff, will lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Tuesday, 7 May, in the Denis Arnold Hall, the Music Faculty. Enquiries should be directed to Ian Taylor, Lady Margaret Hall.

Subject: `Rock Bottom: British pop music in the mid-1970s and the voice of Robert Wyatt.'

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ROTHERMERE AMERICAN INSTITUTE

PROFESSOR DONALD WEBER, Mount Holyoke College, Massachusetts, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 2 May, in the Rothermere American Institute. The meeting will be chaired by Professor R.L. Bush.

Subject: `The anxiety of belonging: comparing US–UK multiculturalism.'

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ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM

May Beattie Memorial Lecture in Carpet Studies

JOHN MILLS will deliver the second May Beattie Memorial Lecture in Carpet Studies at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 29 May, in the Headley Lecture Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum.

Subject: `From glory to decadence: rug-weaving in southern Spain up to 1700.'

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CENTRE FOR BRAZILIAN STUDIES

Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Centre for Brazilian Studies, 92 Woodstock Road (telephone: Oxford (2)284460, fax: (2)284461, e-mail: enquiries@brazil.ox.ac.uk, Internet: http://www.brazil.ox.ac.uk).

DR R. BONELLI, Instituto de Pesquisa Economica Aplicada (IPEA), Rio de Janeiro
7 May: `Productivity change in Brazil during the 1990s.'

DR L. GUENTHER
14 May: `Pride, prejudice, and life in the British merchant enclave of nineteenth-century Bahia.'

DR F. SUSSEKIND, Casa Rui Barbosa, Rio de Janeiro
21 May: `Brazilian literature and contemporary urban experience.'


Workshops and conferences

The following workshops and conferences will be held at the locations shown. Enquiries should be directed to the Centre for Brazilian Studies (see contact details above).

Fri. 3 May: `Trends in modern Brazilian poetry.' (One-day conference, at Wadham College)

Sat. 11 May: `Police reform in Brazil: diagnoses and policy proposals.' (One-day workshop, at the CBS)

Fri. 17 May: `Environment and development in Brazil: the current research agenda.' (One-day workshop, at the CBS)

Mon. and Tue. 27–8 May: `Energy and the environment in Brazil: present concerns, future trends, and international comparisons.' (Annual Oxford Petrobras Conference, at St Antony's College)

Mon. 10 June: `FDI in the Brazilian auto industry: perspectives on investment strategies and regional integration.' (One-day workshop, at St Antony's College)

Mon. and Tue. 17–18 June: `Cultural globalisation and the defence of national cultures, with special reference to the role of the media: the case of Brazil in comparative perspective.' (Annual Oxford Globo Conference, at St Antony's College)

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COMPUTING LABORATORY

Computational Mathematics and Applications Seminars

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursdays 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).

On Wednesday in tenth week there will be two special seminars by Professor Z. Bai (University of California, Davis), and Professor M. Overton (New York University). Details will be announced later.

PROFESSOR V. SIMONCINI, Bologna
9 May: `Analysis of some structured preconditioners for saddle point problems.'

DR V. PEREYRA, Weidlinger Associates
16 May: `A toolbox for optimal design.'

DR D. MAYERS
23 May: `Asymptotic rates of convergence—for quadrature, ODEs, and PDEs.'

DR D. GAVAGHAN
30 May: to be announced.

PROFESSOR G. STRANG, MIT
6 June: `Filtering and signal processing.'

PROFESSOR A.S. DRUD, ARKI Consulting and Development
13 June, RAL: `Some complexity considerations in sparse LU factorisation.'

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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL STUDIES

Research Seminars

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

PROFESSOR I. SIRAJ-BLATCHFORD, Institute of Education, London 13 May: `Effective pedagogy and young children's learning.'

PROFESSOR T. NUNES, Oxford Brookes
20 May: `Why children sometimes learn something and then later forget it.'

PROFESSOR D. WILIAM, King's College, London
27 May: `Developing formative assessment with teachers: knowledge transfer or knowledge creation?'

PROFESSOR D. JESSON, York
10 June: `Selective schooling—blueprint for lower standards?'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

State-building in Islam

DR L. TREADWELL will hold a seminar at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 8 May, in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies.

Subject: `State formation in eastern Iran (third to fourth centuries AH): the case of the Samanids.'

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MAISON FRANÇAISE

Colloquium

A colloquium will be held on Friday, 3 May, 9.15 a.m.–5 p.m., and Saturday, 4 May, 9 a.m.–5.45 p.m., in the Maison Française. The organiser is Cécile Deer, Balliol College.

Subject: `Regards croisés sur l'enseignement supérieur en France et en Grande-Bretagne.'


Seminar series: Les autres lieux du politique

CHRISTIAN COULON, Bourdeaux; MAX-JEAN ZINS, CNRS, Paris; and JEREMY MACCLANCY, Oxford Brookes, will speak at a seminar to be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, 7 May, in the Maison Française. The seminar is held with the support of Oxford Brookes University.

Subject: `Aliments, nourriture, cuisine.'

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INSTITUTO CAMOES CENTRE FOR PORTUGUESE LANGUAGE

Investigadores Portugueses em Oxford

The first lectures in this series will be given at 7 p.m. on Friday, 3 May, in the Instituto Camoes Centre, Littlegate House, St Ebbe's (telephone: Oxford (2)86880). Both lectures will be delivered in Portuguese.

Convener: Dr Maria Joao Violante Branco, St John's College.

PATRÍCIA FIGUEIREDO: `Uma viagem ao cérebro pela mao da fisica.'

MARIA DE MENEZES: `Arte biológica.'


Elementary language course: Survival Portuguese

This course will be given on Thursdays, 7–9 p.m., 9 May–27 June, in the Instituto Camoes Centre. The course is given in collaboration with the Department for Continuing Education. The tutor will be Dr Nuno Duarte de Carvalho.


Book-launch

Lisbon, a cultural and literary companion (published by Signal Books, Oxford), will be launched at 5 p.m. on Friday, 10 May, in the Instituto Camoes Centre. The launch will be followed by a showing of the Wim Wenders film Lisbon Story (8.30 p.m.).

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QUEEN ELIZABETH HOUSE

Refugee Studies Centre

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.

Further information may be obtained from Dominique Attala, Refugee Studies Centre, Queen Elizabeth House, 21 St Giles', Oxford OX1 3LA (telephone: Oxford (2)70722, fax: (2)70721, e-mail: rscmst@qeh.ox.ac.uk, Internet: http://www.qeh.ox.ac.uk/rsp/).

DR C. BOSWELL, Hamburg
8 May: `The EU and the prevention of migration and refugee flows: an external policy priority?'

DR E. THEILMANN, LSE
22 May: `Forced migration and the politics of burden- sharing.'

DR C. LLOYD
29 May: `Algerian narratives of exile.'

PROFESSOR M. PUGH, Plymouth
5 June: `Boat people: a special case?'

DR R. HANSEN and DR M.J. GIBNEY
12 June: `Deportation and the liberal state.'


Colson Lecture

MEDHA PATKAR, leading activist of the Save the Narmada Movement, will deliver the Colson Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 15 May, in the Lecture Theatre, the University Museum of Natural History. The lecture will be followed by a reception.

Medha Patkar has been a central organiser and strategist of NBA, a people's movement organised to stop the construction of a series of dams planned for India's largest westward flowing river.

Subject: `Popular struggles for justice: the fifth pillar of democracy.'


Weekend workshop: Palestinian refugees and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

This workshop will be held on 11 May and 12 May at Queen Elizabeth House, 21 St Giles'. Registration is required.

The instructors will be Dr Randa Farah, University of Western Ontario, and Fiona McKay, LLM, international human rights lawyer.

The workshop places the Palestinian refugee case study within the broader context of the international human rights regime. It will examine, within a human rights framework, the policies and practices of Middle Eastern states as they impinge upon Palestinian refugees.

Further information may be obtained from the Refugee Studies Centre (e-mail: rscmst@qeh.ox.ac.uk, telephone: Oxford (2)70272).

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ALL SOULS COLLEGE

Chichele Lectures

All Souls and the idea of public service in the twentieth century

The Chichele Lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Old Library, All Souls College.

PROFESSOR R. LOUIS, University of Texas at Austin
24 May: `Leo Amery and the post-war world, 1945–55.'

S. CRETNEY, Emeritus Fellow
31 May: `John Simon, a lawyer in politics.'

S. GREEN, Fellow
7 June: `Government by a Mallardian: All Souls and the ideal of public service in the political thought of R.H. Brand.'

PROFESSOR J. DAVIDSON, Victoria University
14 June: `Have brain, will travel: the case of W.K. Hancock.'

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BRASENOSE COLLEGE

Tanner Lectures on Human Values

Upending the Constitution: Bush v. Gore, the Bush Tribunals, and beyond

PROFESSOR LAURENCE TRIBE, Harvard Law School, will deliver the Tanner Lectures on Human Values at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

Mon. 20 May: `When judges pick presidents and presidents determine guilt.'

Tue. 21 May: `The constitutional virtues of shared power and self- doubt.'

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MAGDALEN COLLEGE

Waynflete Lectures

The elite university and democracy

PROFESSOR SHELDON ROTHBLATT, University of California, Berkeley, will deliver the Waynflete Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Auditorium, Magdalen College.

Mon. 13 May: `The research university in Britain and America.'

Wed. 15 May: `Much ado about elites.'

Mon. 20 May: `Higher education for all?'

Wed. 22 May: `Exceptions to the rule: national differences in the twenty-first century.'

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PEMBROKE COLLEGE

Blackstone Lecture

LORD MUSTILL, FBA, will deliver the Blackstone Lecture at 11.30 a.m. on Saturday, 4 May, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

Subject: `Margins: a right to be wrong?'

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ST CATHERINE'S COLLEGE

Greg Watson Lecture

PROFESSOR P.-G. DE GENNES will deliver the Greg Watson Lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Friday, 10 May, in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College.

Subject: `Principles of adhesion.'

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ST CROSS COLLEGE

St Cross College Visiting Fellow Lecture

PROFESSOR K. LINDLEY, Professor of Early Modern British History, University of Ulster, and Visiting Fellow, St Cross College, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 7 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Religious toleration in seventeenth-century England.'

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ST HUGH'S COLLEGE

Henry Rowlatt Bickley Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR NICHOLAS MANN, Dean, School of Advanced Study, University of London, will deliver the eighteenth Henry Rowlatt Bickley Memorial Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 14 May, in the Maplethorpe Building, St Hugh's College.

Subject: `The self-conscious conscience: Petrarch's Secretum.'

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Becket Institute

Amended list

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Becket Institute, St Hugh's College (74 Woodstock Road).

This replaces the notice published in the Gazette of 25 April (p. 1063). The final seminar of the series will be given on 29 May, and not, as previously notified, on 22 May.

DR A. ADAM, Munich
8 May: `The value of God? Religion in the modern state.'

THE REVD DR B. WANNENWETSCH
15 May: `Political identity and exclusion. How political communities (states and churches) deal with the threat of difference.'

DR I. HARRIS, University College of St Martin, Lancaster
29 May: `Cambodian Buddhism after the Khmer Rouge.'

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UNIVERSITY COLLEGE

H.L.A. Hart Memorial Lecture

THE RT. HON. LORD JUSTICE LAWS will deliver the H.L.A. Hart Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 7 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Beyond rights.'

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WOLFSON COLLEGE

The following lectures will be given at 6 p.m. on the days shown in Wolfson College.

PROFESSOR NORMAN DAVIES
Thur. 2 May, Haldane Room: `Academic versus popular history.' (Public lecture)

DR GARY WILSON
Thur. 9 May, Haldane Room: `Exploring Antarctica—the global climate engine.'

(Public lecture)

DR EVA HOFFMAN
Tue. 11 June: to be announced. (Annual Isaiah Berlin Lecture)

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NEW DICTIONARY OF NATIONAL BIOGRAPHY

DNB Seminars

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on the days shown in the Rainolds Room, Corpus Christi College.

ANTHONY HOWARD, BBC political commentator and former Times obituary editor
Thur. 2 May: `Biography and obituary.'

JANET L. NELSON, Professor of History, King's College, London
Wed. 15 May: `Writing medieval biography.'

MICHAEL BILLINGTON, theatre critic, the Guardian, and PETER THOMSON, Professor of Drama, Exeter University
Fri. 7 June: `A life in the theatre: David Garrick and Laurence Olivier.'

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OXFORD MEDIEVAL SOCIETY

The following meetings will be held at 8.15 for 8.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Latner Room, St Peter's College. New members are welcome.

The meeting on 23 May will also be the Annual General Meeting of the society. Any nominations for office should reach the Secretary (Dr Henrietta Leyser, St Peter's College), by Friday, 3 May.

PROFESSOR C. BURNETT, Warburg Institute
9 May: `The licit and illicit ways of making talismans.'

DR E. TYLER, York
23 May: `Fictions of family: the Encomium Emmae Reginae and the Aeneid.'

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OXFORD LYCEUM

ROBERT MCNAMARA, formerly US Secretary of Defense, and formerly President of the World Bank, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 10 May, in Convocation House.

Subject: `Wilson's ghost: reducing the cost of conflict, killing, and catastrophe in the twenty-first century.'

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