Lectures

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ROMANES LECTURE

NEIL MACGREGOR, Director, the National Gallery, will deliver the Romanes Lecture at 5.45 p.m. on Tuesday, 23 April, in the Sheldonian Theatre.

Subject: `The perpetual present: the ideal of art for all.'

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LYELL LECTURES IN BIBLIOGRAPHY

Designing Boswell's Life of Johnson

PROFESSOR BRUCE REDFORD, University of Boston, James P.R. Lyell Reader in Bibliography 2001–2, will deliver the Lyell Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following days in Lecture Theatre 2, the St Cross Building.

Fri. 3 May: `Imprinting Johnson.'

Tue. 7 May: `Representing Johnson.'

Thur. 9 May: `Dramatising Johnson.'

Tue. 14 May: `Transmitting Johnson.'

Thur. 16 May: `Taming Johnson.'

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J.W. JENKINSON MEMORIAL LECTURE

PROFESSOR ROGER TSIEN, Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Department of Pharmacology, University of California at San Diego, will deliver a Jenkinson Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 12 March, in Lecture Theatre B, the Zoology/Psychology Building, South Parks Road. Tickets are not required for admission.

Subject: `Genetically encoded reporters of signal transduction and protein sociology.'

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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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MEDICAL SCIENCES

Department of Experimental Psychology

Memorial Lecture in honour of Professor J.Z. Young

PROFESSOR LAWRENCE WEISKRANTZ will deliver a Memorial Lecture in honour of Professor J.Z. Young, at 4 p.m. on Monday, 18 March, in Lecture Room A, the Department of Experimental Psychology. Professor Oliver Braddick, Head of Experimental Psychology, will introduce the lecture. Those wishing to attend are asked to notify Jill Newman in advance (telephone: Oxford (2)71355, e-mail: jill.newman@psy.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `Conscious awareness in animals and people—dependent variable dualism.'

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MUSIC

Graduate Students' Colloquia

The following lectures will take place at 5.15 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Denis Arnold Hall, the Music Faculty.

Conveners: Ian Taylor and Barbara Titus.

M. GELBART, Berkeley
23 Apr.: `Paramours, kings, and milkmaids: myths of origin for "national" music.'

R. SAXTON
30 Apr.: `The dark in the light: from play to libretto. Structure and drama in Caritas.'

D. BEARD, Cardiff
7 May: `Rock Bottom: British pop music in the mid-1970s and the voice of Robert Wyatt.'

L. KEARNEY, New Haven Ballet, Connecticut
14 May: `Eisenstein, Chaplin, and Shostakovitch: the language of (non) communication.'

W. WEBER, California State University, Long Beach
21 May: `The concept of hegemony and the consolidation of musical classics in the nineteenth century.'

B. WILLMA, King's College, London
28 May: `In dialogue with Henze, Nono, Hartmann: reflections on music in the writings of Ingeborg Bachmann.'

J. JOHNSON
4 June: `Janácek, Mahler, and the Schoenberg School: regional voices and imperial aesthetics.'

M. BURDEN
11 June: `The case for—and against—codified gesture in the performance of opera in London.'

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ORIENTAL STUDIES

Programme on contemporary Turkey

H.E. DR KEMAL DERVIS, Minister of Economic Affairs, Turkey, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 7 March, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Turkey: the dynamics and the promise of reform.'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

DR MAWIL IZZI DIEN, Visiting Fellow at the OCIS, will present a seminar at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 13 March, in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, George Street.

Subject: `Islamic law—classical theory and contemporary realities.'

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QUEEN ELIZABETH HOUSE

Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women

Gender in social and cross-cultural perspective

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

Conveners: Dr Paola Heinonen and Dr Janette Davies.

H. HASNA
25 Apr.: `Women in urban agriculture: case studies from Harare (Zimbabwe), Kampala (Uganda), and Accra (Ghana).'

DR H. PANKHURST, Head of International Programs, WOMANKIND WORLDWIDE
2 May, Garden Room, Queen Elizabeth House: `Strategies in international development: the theory and practice behind a women's rights approach.'

C. SUTHRELL
9 May: `Dressing, cross-dressing, and the iconography of gender.'

DR D. GELLNER, Brunel
16 May: `Monks versus nuns in the Buddhist revivalism of the Kathmandu Valley.'

P. OWARE, Tromso, Norway
23 May: `Pooling versus non-pooling households: conceptualising agricultural adjustment in Ghana.'

N. WATANABE
30 May: `Refashioning Japanese women's memoirs for orientalist and nationalist imaginaries: how can women be heard?'

H. CARR
6 June: `What women say: Palestinian women and the intifada in Gaza.'

L. NIEDERSTADT
13 June: `Contortionists and acrobats: gendered performance in Ethiopian circuses.'

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CENTRE FOR SOCIO-LEGAL STUDIES

The Pinochet Series

JUDGE BALTASAR GARZON, the Spanish magistrate who sought the extradition of General Augusto Pinochet from the United Kingdom, will lecture at 2.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 12 March, in the Old Library, All Souls College.

Convener: Dr W.F. Pepper, Visiting Fellow, the Centre for Socio- Legal Studies.

Subject: `For how long will sovereign immunity protect the crimes of heads of state?'

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JESUS COLLEGE

Don Fowler Lecture

GORDON CAMPBELL, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, will deliver the Don Fowler Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 25 April, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Fragments and "The Ruin of Time".'

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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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