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SPEAKER'S LECTURES IN BIBLICAL STUDIES 2001–2

The popular Bible: medieval expansions of Genesis

PROFESSOR BRIAN OLIVER MURDOCH, Professor of German, University of Stirling, will deliver the Speaker's Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Examination Schools.

29 Jan.: `Bedevilling Paradise.'

30 Jan.: `What Adam and Eve did next.'

31 Jan.: `Lamech and the other Lamech.'

5 Feb.: `Noah, the navigator and the vintner.'

6 Feb.: `The Tower of Babel and the courteous vengeance.'

7 Feb.: `Patriarchal trickery: Jacob and Joseph.'

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SLADE LECTURES 2002

This year, for the first time, the Slade Lectures will be given as a set of eight lectures by different authorities on a single subject. Charles Saumarez Smith, as Slade Professor, has convened a series of lectures on the subject of contemporary museums both in Britain and internationally. He has invited those who have been involved professionally with the world of museums, as museum directors or as writers, critics, and architects, to reflect on the state of the museum today: how and why museums have changed over the last half century; what part they play in contemporary culture; and what challenges they face in the future.

The lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Lecture Theatre, the University Museum of Natural History.

CHARLES SAUMAREZ SMITH, National Portrait Gallery
16 Jan.: `The politics of the contemporary museum.'

IVAN GASKELL, Harvard
23 Jan.: `Who-if-anyone-thinks in art museums?'

NICHOLA JOHNSON, East Anglia
30 Jan.: `A division of the spoils: the professionalisation of museums.'

MARC PACHTER, National Portrait Gallery, Washington
6 Feb.: `Museums: sacred places in a secular age.'

PETER JENKINSON, Creative Partnerships
13 Feb.: `Low horizons, high ideals: museums and the poverty of the imagination.'

MARK FISHER, MP
20 Feb.: `Why do museums matter?'

CAROLINE BOS, Princeton
27 Feb.: `The Blue Period.'

JED PERL, art critic, The New Republic
6 Mar.: `Contemplation and magic: on the essence of the museum.'

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STRACHEY LECTURE

PROFESSOR SIR TONY HOARE will deliver the Strachey Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 22 January, in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, the Clarendon Laboratory.

Subject: `Towards the verifying compiler.'

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LUBBOCK LECTURE IN MANAGEMENT STUDIES

STEPHEN BAYLEY, Design Consultant, will deliver the Lubbock Lecture in Management Studies at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 28 February, in the Saïd Business School, Park End Street.

Subject: `Hire education—the real meaning of design.'

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LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

ESRC Transnational Communities Research Programme: Transnationalism and migration

The following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in the Senior Common Room, the School of Geography and the Environment.

Convener: Dr S. Vertovec.

G. MORGAN, Warwick
24 Jan.: `Global managers and Japanese multinationals.'

L. CZABAN, Manchester Business School
31 Jan.: `Networks and business in the Russian diaspora.'

P. CRANG, University College, London
7 Feb.: `The `Indian restaurant' in London and Mumbai.'

R. BALLARD, Manchester
14 Feb.: `Making sense of diasporic developments: trans-local networks with routes in South Asia.'

J. BEAVERSTOCK, Loughborough
21 Feb.: `British corporate expatriate communities in Singapore and New York.'

S. RADCLIFFE, Cambridge
28 Feb.: `Andean Indians in transnational circuits: making local and global spaces.'

M. BOMMES, Osnabrück
7 Mar.: `Migration, space, and networks: theoretical problems of transnational migration research.'

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Uneven development

PROFESSOR DAVID HARVEY, City University of New York, will deliver three lectures on this subject at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays 16 January, 23 January, and 6 February, in the Main Lecture Theatre, the School of Geography and the Environment.

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Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology

Fertility and Reproduction Seminars: Fertility and reproduction in Melanesia

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be given at 11 a.m. on Mondays in the New Seminar Room, the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology.

Convener: S.J. Ulijaszek, MA, University Lecturer in Human Ecology.

DR ULIJASZEK
21 Jan.: `Economic change, fertility, and demography in the Purari delta, Papua New Guinea.'

S. KINGSTON, Berghahn Books
28 Jan.: `Cognitive aspects of fertility and reproduction in Siar, New Ireland.'

P. LEMONNIER, Marseille
Fri. 1 Feb., 64 Banbury Road: `Fertility among the Anga of Papua New Guinea: the conspicuous absent.'

P. BONNEMERE, Marseille
4 Feb.: `Of some Highland New Guinea variations on the themes of fertility, sexuality, and masculinity.'

Y. ATAKA, Nagasaki
11 Feb.: `Migration and fertility on Manus: the demographic impact of modernisation in a small island population in Papua New Guinea.'

C. GOSDEN
18 Feb.: `The impacts of colonialism on health and fertility: western New Britain 1884–1940.'

M. O'HANLON
25 Feb.: `History embodied: authentication of the past in the New Guinea Highlands.'

T. BAYLISS-SMITH, Cambridge
4 Mar.: `Fertility and depopulation in Melanesia. The demographic response of women on Ontong Java to introduced disease, 1920s–1970s.'

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MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Soft matter, biomaterials, and interfaces

The following seminars will be held at 4 p.m. on Tuesdays in the New Seminar Room, the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory.

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

PROFESSOR J.-P. HANSEN, Cambridge
15 Jan.: `Selectivity of ion channel proteins: some generic features?'

PROFESSOR R. RAVAL, Liverpool
22 Jan.: `Manifestations of chirality at surfaces.'

PROFESSOR M. WARNER
29 Jan.: `Chiral-mechanical effects, deformable photonic bands, and lasing in cholesteric elastomers.'

PROFESSOR F. TIBERG
5 Feb.: `Interfacial structure formation in surfactant, lipid, and bio-fluid systems: influence on normal forces and friction.'

DR A. TURBERFIELD
12 Feb.: `Nanofabrication with DNA.'

PROFESSOR D. DOWSON
19 Feb.: `Tribology of medical implants.'

PROFESSOR L. LEIBLER, CNRS—Elf Atochem
26 Feb.: `The fate of pastes: yield, slip, and ageing.'

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Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory: colloquia

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

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

DR W. JONES, Cambridge
21 Jan.: `Layered materials—design, modification, and application.'

PROFESSOR P.L. DUTTON, Pennsylvania
28 Jan.: `Redox proteins and oxidoreductases: design in nature, synthesis in the laboratory.'

PROFESSOR V. GIBSON, Imperial College, London
4 Feb.: `Designing catalysts for polymer synthesis.'

PROFESSOR C. RASTON, Leeds
11 Feb.: `Confinement of globular molecules: towards a benign approach.'

PROFESSOR E. HOPE, Leicester
18 Feb.: `Catalysis in the fluorous biphase and supercritical fluids.'

PROFESSOR P.D. BEER
25 Feb.: `Sensing and self-assembly by macrocyclic ligand systems.'

PROFESSOR B. HAYDEN, Southampton
4 Mar.: `Surface studies of single crystal oxide supported metals.'

PROFESSOR K. WIEGHARDT, MPI Mülheim
Wed. 13 Mar.: `High-valent iron in biology and co-ordination chemistry.' (RSC Centenary Lecture)

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Department of Materials: colloquia

Unless otherwise indicated, the following colloquia will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Hume Rothery Lecture Theatre.

Convener: J.L. Hutchison, MA status, Reader in Materials.

PROFESSOR J. KLEIN
17 Jan.: `Confining water and other complex fluids.'

DR J. SLOAN
24 Jan.: `1-D crystal growth inside single-wall carbon nanotubes.'

PROFESSOR S. MANN, Bristol
31 Jan.: `Synthesis and self-assembly of nanoparticle arrays and nanostructures.'

PROFESSOR J. CHAPMAN, Glasgow
7 Feb.: `Magnetism reversal in multilayers—how TEM (and a simple model) can help.'

PROFESSOR P. COVENEY, Queen Mary and Westfield College, London
14 Feb.: to be announced.

DR P. MUMMERY, Manchester Materials Science Centre
21 Feb.: to be announced.

DR T. TODOROV, Queen's, Belfast
28 Feb.: to be announced.

DR I. RAY, Institute for Transuranium Elements, Karlsruhe, Germany
7 Mar.: `Nuclear forensic science—combating illicit trafficking in nuclear materials.'

PROFESSOR D. SROLOVITZ, Princeton
Mon. 11 Mar. (special additional seminar): `Solute effects in grain boundary and dislocation motion.'

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MEDICAL SCIENCES

DR RAPHAEL COHEN-ALMAGOR, Senior Lecturer, University of Haifa, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 25 January, in Room C, the Bernard Sunley Building, St Catherine's College.

Convener: R.A. Hope, BM, MA, Professor of Medical Ethics and Director, the Ethox Centre.

Subject: `The right to die with dignity.'

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Department of Human Anatomy and Genetics

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

Convener: K.E. Davies, MA, D.Phil., Dr Lee's Professor of Anatomy.

PROFESSOR P. BROPHY, Edinburgh
18 Jan.: `New adhesion complexes in myelinating glia.' (Jenkinson Seminar)

PROFESSOR M. STERNBERG, Imperial College
25 Jan.: `Exploiting protein structure in the post-genome era.'

DR C. PUGH
1 Feb.: `Cellular oxygen sensing and hypoxia-inducible factor- 1.'

DR V. STRAUB, Sussex
8 Feb.: `Chemoreception, nitric oxide, and appetitive conditioning in Lymnaea stagnalis.'

PROFESSOR S. KRISHNA, St George's Hospital Medical School
15 Feb.: `Fighting malaria—characterisation of transporters of Plasmodium falciparum.'

DR A. HERBISON, Cambridge
22 Feb.: `Characterisation of specific neuronal phenotypes with promoter transgenics: the GnRH neurone.'

DR M. SPILLANTINI, Cambridge
1 Mar.: `Untangling the tauopathies.'

PROFESSOR G. RAISMAN, National Institute for Medical Research
8 Mar.: `Repair of spinal cord injuries.'

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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.

Convener: J.C. Ellory, MA, D.Sc., Professor of Physiology.

PROFESSOR C. DARWIN, Sussex
16 Jan.: `Auditory grouping of speech sounds.' (McDonnell–Pew Centre Seminar)

PROFESSOR M. BOYETT, Leeds
23 Jan.: `Involvement of the selectivity filter in block, permeation, inward rectification, and agonist-activation of the cardiac muscarinic K+ channel, Kir3.1/Kir3.4.' (Sponsored by the Physiological Society)

DR C. PEERS, Leeds
30 Jan.: `Oxygen sensing: short-term answers, long-term problems.' (G.L. Brown Lecture, sponsored by the Physiological Society)

DR I. NELKEN, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
6 Feb.: `Transformations of sound representations in the ascending auditory system.' (Jenkinson Seminar)

PROFESSOR A. DERRINGTON, Nottingham
13 Feb.: `Colour processing in the marmoset.' (Sponsored by the Physiological Society)

DR G. RUTTER, Bristol
20 Feb.: `Roles of ATP and Ca2+ microdomains in triggering insulin secretion.' (McDonnell–Pew Centre Seminar)

DR M. SAHANI, University College, London
27 Feb: `Spectro-temporal receptive fields, relevance and non- linearity: adventures in the statistical prediction of spike trains.' (Sponsored by the Physiological Society)

DR M. BOOTMAN, Cambridge
6 Mar.: `Local and global calcium signalling.' (Jenkinson Seminar)

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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.

PROFESSOR D. KULLMANN, National Hospital, London
11 Jan.: `Ictogenic and anti-ictogenic processes in the hippocampus.'

PROFESSOR P. KENNEDY, Southern General Hospital, Glasgow
15 Feb.: `Viral encephalitis.'

DR J. KIRK, Queen's, Belfast
8 Mar.: `Tight junctions in multiple sclerosis.'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Graduate seminar in Spanish studies

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in Room 3, the Taylor Institution.

Conveners: I.D.L. Michael, MA, King Alfonso XIII Professor of Spanish Studies, and C.P. Thompson, MA, D.Phil., Faculty Lecturer in Spanish.

DR K. KENNEDY, King's College, London
15 Jan.: `The Wise King and the Key of Wisdom: an attribution in Trinity College, Cambridge MS 0.11.18 to Alfonso X of Castile.' (Illustrated with slides)

DR A. COROLEU, Nottingham
22 Jan.: `History into fiction: sixteenth-century translations of classical narratives.'

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Special lectures on Modern Greek literature and culture

DR DAVID CONNOLLY, Hellenic Foundation Visiting Fellow, St Cross College, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the ground-floor lecture room, 47 Wellington Square.

Convener: P.A. Mackridge, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Modern Greek.

17 Jan.: `On the (un)translatability of Solomos.'

14 Feb.: `The least satisfying form of writing: Seferis on translation.'

28 Feb.: `A Greek by any other name: on the transliteration of Greek proper names.'

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Musical settings of Modern Greek poetry

On Tuesday, 29 January, Dr Connolly will discuss popular musical settings of modern Greek poetry with composer Ilias Andriopoulos. This discussion, which will be in Greek, will be held at 5 p.m. in the basement lecture room, 47 Wellington Square.

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MODERN HISTORY

Curiosity and wonder in the early modern period

The following seminars will take place at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Powicke Room, the Modern History Faculty Building.

Conveners: Professor R.J.W. Evans and Mr A. Marr.

M. SMALL
15 Jan.: `Theoretical boundaries: monsters and marvels fringing the world.'

L. GREENLAW, Courtauld Institute/Goldsmiths' College, London
22 Jan.: `A moment of wonder in the art of Jacques de Gheyn II.'

A. TURPIN, Sotheby's Institute, London
29 Jan.: `The collections of Cosimo I de Medici—a Cabinet of Curiosities?'

DR N. KENNY, Cambridge
5 Feb.: `From the Academia naturae curiosorum (1652–) to La Curiosité fructueuse (1739): the institutional and commercial shapes of early modern curiosity about nature.'

DR S. CLUCAS, Birkbeck College, London
12 Feb.: `Enthusiasm and "damnable curiosity": Meric Casaubon and John Dee.'

DR C. PRESTON, Cambridge
19 Feb.: `The Jocund Cabinet: English spoofs on curiosity and collecting in the seventeenth century.'

DR W. WILLIAMS
26 Feb.: `Curiosity and narrative: reading pilgrims from Petrarch to Montaigne.'

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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.

Convener: R.R. Davies, MA, D.Phil., Chichele Professor of Medieval History.

PROFESSOR M.J. BRANCO
14 Jan.: `The king and his realm: state-building and national identity in Portugal in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries.'

D. PROBERT, Birmingham
21 Jan.: `A reassessment of the transition from British to Anglo- Saxon control in eastern Dumnonia, c.600–c.900.'

PROFESSOR T. EVERGATES, Princeton
28 Jan.: `The formation of the County of Champagne under Henry the Liberal (1152–81).'

DR J. BLAIR
4 Feb.: `Reassessing the Anglo-Saxon local church.'

PROFESSOR M. MALLETT, Warwick
11 Feb.: `In search of an Italian late medieval élite: the twilight of the podesta.'

DR A. FOREY
18 Feb.: `The charitable activities of a military order in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries.'

DR C. LEYSTER, Manchester
25 Feb.: `John the Deacon and the Roman memory of Pope Gregory the Great.'

R. BURLS
4 Mar.: `Medieval "Severnside": Devon and its overseas neighbours in the fourteenth century.'

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Commonwealth History Seminar

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

PRS presentations will be held at the same time on 1 March and 8 March.

PROFESSOR C. HALL, University College, London
18 Jan.: `Civilising subjects: the making of the nineteenth- century coloniser.'

PROFESSOR N. THOMAS, Goldsmiths' College, London
25 Jan.: `Captain James Cook: history's man.'

DR A. DREW, York
1 Feb.: `Communist politics in settler societies: South Africa and Algeria in the 1920s.'

DR P. HENSHAW, Queen's University, Kingston
8 Feb.: `John Buchan and the British imperial origins of Canadian multiculturalism.'

DR I. SMITH, Warwick
15 Feb.: `Mafeking 1899–1902: from the siege to the concentration camp.'

DR K. FEDOROWICH, UWE
22 Feb.: ` "Sleeping with the Lion": the loyal Afrikaner and the South African rebellion of 1914–15.'

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MODERN HISTORY, MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Seminar on the history of the book 1450–1800

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Fridays in the Wharton Room, All Souls College.

Conveners: R.G. Lewis, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer (CUF) in Modern History, and I.W.F. Maclean, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Renaissance Studies.

PROFESSOR MACLEAN
18 Jan.: `Murder, debt, and retribution in the Franco-Italico- Spanish book trade: the Beraud-Michel-Ruiz affair, 1586–91.'

DR LEWIS
25 Jan.: `Publishing in Lyon: a fresh look at Guillaume Rouillé and his projects.'

P. QUARRIE, Sotheby's
1 Feb.: `The history of the Eton Chrysostom.'

DR J. MILSOM
8 Feb.: `Pen over print, and the quest for "ideal copy" in early printed music.'

PROFESSOR J. CARLEY, York University, Toronto
15 Feb.: `The library of Archbishop Harsnett.'

DR A. DUKE, Southampton
22 Feb.: `Prints, pamphlets, and broadsheets: the diversity and dissemination of dissident opinions on the eve of the Dutch Revolt.'

DR H. ROBINSON-HAMMERSTEIN, Trinity College, Dublin
1 Mar.: `Images and icons in Lutheran and Zwinglian pamphlets.'

PROFESSOR M. BERG and DR H. CLIFFORD, Warwick
8 Mar.: `Graphic display and selling new consumer goods in eighteenth-century England: trade cards and trade catalogues.'

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MODERN HISTORY, SOCIAL SCIENCES

Seminar in Economic and Social History

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

Conveners: R.C. Allen (Ph.D. Harvard), Reader in Recent Social and Economic History, P.A. David, MA, Professor of Economics and Economic History, and A. Offer, MA, D.Phil., Chichele Professor of Economic History.

PROFESSOR A. ATKINSON
15 Jan.: `Top incomes in the United Kingdom over the twentieth century.'

PROFESSOR M. SANDERSON, East Anglia
22 Jan.: `More means worse? Student unrest in a new university—UEA 1968–72.'

DR C. MACLEOD, Bristol
29 Jan.: `The price of invention: counting the cost of patents in Victorian Britain.'

PROFESSOR J. DAVIS
5 Feb.: `Founder's kin at All Souls College.'

DR W. ELTIS
12 Feb.: `Lord Overstone and the establishment of nineteenth- century monetary orthodoxy.'

PROFESSOR J.-L. ROSENTHAL, UCLA and Paris
19 Feb.: `Organisational choice and economic development: a comparison of France and the USA in the mid nineteenth century.'

PROFESSOR C. O'GRADA, University College, Dublin
26 Feb.: `Do markets make famines worse? Evidence from four European famines.'

PROFESSOR A. SHAI, Tel Aviv
5 Mar.: `Imperialism imprisoned? The fate of foreign firms in China in the Fifties.'

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MODERN HISTORY, THEOLOGY

Seminar on heterodoxy in early modern science and religion

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

Conveners: J.H. Brooke, MA, D.Phil., Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion, and I.W.F. Maclean, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Renaissance Studies.

DR R.G. LEWIS
16 Jan.: `Simone Simoni.'

PROFESSOR D. WOOTTON, Queen Mary College, London
23 Jan.: `Donne.'

PROFESSOR L. JARDINE, Queen Mary College, London
30 Jan.: `Bacon.'

DR C. LEIJENHORST, Catholic University of Nijmegen
6 Feb.: `Hobbes.'

PROFESSOR M. OSLER, Calgary
13 Feb.: `Gassendi.'

DR C. METHUEN, Bochum
20 Feb.: `Kepler.'

S. MANDELBROTE, Cambridge
27 Feb.: `Fatio de Duillier.'

PROFESSOR BROOKE
6 Mar.: `Priestley.'

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ORIENTAL STUDIES

Seminar on Jewish history and literature in the Graeco-Roman period

The following seminars will be held at 2.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in Wolfson College.

Convener: M.D. Goodman, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Jewish Studies.

DR S. HONIGMAN, Tel Aviv
15 Jan.: `From historiography to charter myth: the Letter of Aristeas on the origins of the Septuagint.'

DR J. DUHAIME, Montreal
22 Jan.: `The historical context of the War Scroll.'

DR E. DVORJETSKI, Haifa
29 Jan.: `Hadrian, the thermo-mineral baths, and the Bar Kochba War.'

DR S. PRICE and PROFESSOR GOODMAN
5 Feb.: `The ways that parted: Judaism and Christianity in late antiquity.'

DR T. RAJAK, Reading
12 Feb.: `Josephus as a source on Herod.'

PROFESSOR P. ALEXANDER, Manchester
19 Feb.: `A double helix? The emergence of rabbinic and Christian orthodoxies in the second and third centuries.'

DR D. TAYLOR, Birmingham
26 Feb.: `The Jewish background of the Peshitta?'

PROFESSOR G. VERMES
5 Mar.: `Eschatological world view in the Qumran scrolls and the New Testament.'

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Topics in Ancient Near Eastern Studies and Egyptology

The following seminars will be held at 2.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in Lecture Room 1, the Oriental Institute.

Conveners: S. Dalley, MA, Senior Research Fellow, Somerville College (e-mail: stephanie.dalley@orinst.ox.ac.uk), and C.J. Riggs, D.Phil., Barns and Griffith Junior Research Fellow in Egyptology, Queen's College (e-mail: christina.riggs@queens.ox.ac.uk).

J. TAYLOR
22 Jan.: `Oops, I did it again: learning from mistakes in Old Babylonian schools.'

D. VAN DER PLAS, Utrecht
5 Feb.: `Computer indexes of Egyptian texts.'

Y. COHEN, Harvard
12 Feb.: `Aspects of ethics among Hittites and Mesopotamians.'

T. HARDWICK
19 Feb.: `The Blue Crown: kingship, portraiture, and iconography in the New Kingdom.'

W. SALLABERGER, Munich
26 Feb.: `Gifts from the ruler: prestige economy of the palace in the Ancient Near East.'

M. MARÉE, British Museum
5 Mar.: `Sculptors and painters from the Twelfth to the Seventeenth Dynasties: identifying their works and methods.'

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SOCIAL SCIENCES

Regions in transition: the former Soviet Union after the end of Communism

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Conveners: C.S. Leonard, MA, University Lecturer in Regional Studies in Post-Communist States, and J. Pallot, MA, University Lecturer in the Geography of the USSR.

M.J. BRADSHAW, Leicester
14 Jan.: `Globalisation and regional change in Russia: the case of Sakhalin Oblast.'

L. SKYNER, Norwegian Institute of International Relations
21 Jan.: `Political conflict and legal uncertainty: the privatisation of land ownership in the Russian Federation.'

C. DAVIS
28 Jan.: `The Russian health crisis in regional perspective.'

D. SIDOROV, University College, London
4 Feb.: `Playing chess with churches: the (post-)Soviet (geo)politics of Orthodox property transfers.'

C. FOSTER, USDA
11 Feb.: `The economic transition of Russia's agri-food sector and the role of FDI.'

R. CLOGG, Conciliation Resources
18 Feb.: `Abkhazia: the politics of identity.'

E. TEAGUE, FCO
25 Feb.: `Ukraine on the eve of the parliamentary elections.'

N. GOULD-DAVIES, FCO
4 Mar.: `Centre–regional relations and economic reform in Russia.'

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African Studies Seminar

JOANN MCGREGOR, Reading, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 17 January, in the Dahrendorf Room, St Antony's College.

A full list of the seminars will be published shortly in the Gazette.

Convener: W. Beinart, MA, Rhodes Professor of Race Relations.

Subject: `The politics of disruption: war veterans and the local state in Zimbabwe.'

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Sociology lunchtime seminars

The following seminars will be held at 12.45 p.m. on Mondays in the Seminar Room, the Department of Sociology, Littlegate House, St Ebbe's.

Conveners: Dr Sarah Harper and Dr Tak Wing Chan.

H. HAMILL
14 Jan.: `Hoods and Provos—crime and punishment in West Belfast.'

A. GRAY
21 Jan.: `Health expenditure and proximity to death.'

T. PACKARD, World Bank
28 Jan.: `Pension reform in Latin America.'

R. BREEN
4 Feb.: `Explaining youth unemployment: institutional and market factors.'

D. COLEMAN
11 Feb.: `Age dependency ratios and international migration.'

C. BALDWIN, ETHOX
18 Feb.: `Ethical issues for ageing societies.'

V. DARLEY, Eurobios
25 Feb.: `Compexity, organisations, and social life.'

R. JACOBY
4 Mar.: `Propensity to suicide among older adults.'

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Reform of EU institutions

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Summer Common Room, Magdalen College.

Conveners: Sir Michael Wheeler-Booth, Professor David Marquand, and Mr Christopher Brooke.

HUGO YOUNG and THE RT. HON. MICHAEL PORTILLO, MP
21 Jan.: `Why the British debate about Europe has been dishonest on both sides.'

SIR STEPHEN WALL, PROFESSOR VERNON BOGDANOR, and SIR MICHAEL WHEELER-BOOTH
28 Jan.: `A second chamber for the European Parliament?'

GRAHAM AVERY
4 Feb.: `Enlargement of the EU: what will need to change?'

PROFESSOR MARQUAND, MR BROOKE, and DAN HANNAM, MEP
11 Feb.: `The euro: an economic or a political matter?'

SIR MICHAEL WHEELER-BOOTH, GRAHAM MATHER, and GREG POWER
18 Feb.: `Reform of EU scrutiny procedures at Westminster.'

MENZIES CAMPBELL, MP, and CHARLES GRANT, Centre for European Reform
25 Feb.: `Combined EU foreign and defence policies?'

SAM YOUNGER, Chairman, the Electoral Commission, others from the Commission, and PROFESSOR D. BUTLER
4 Mar.: `A referendum on the euro: its fair conduct?'

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THEOLOGY

Ian Ramsey Centre

Science and religion: ongoing concerns

Seminars in this series will be held at 8.15 for 8.30 p.m. on Thursdays in weeks 2, 4, and 6, in the Hood Room, St Cross College.

Conveners: Professor J.H. Brooke and Dr Margaret Yee.

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INTER-FACULTY SEMINAR

Restoration to Reform, 1660–1832: British political, literary, intellectual, and social history

The following seminars will be held at 5.15 p.m. on Mondays in the Wordsworth Room, St Hugh's College. The series will continue in Trinity Term.

Conveners: Dr Ros Ballaster (Mansfield), Professor Marilyn Butler (Exeter), Dr Faramerz Dabhoiwala (Exeter), Dr Christine Gerrard (Lady Margaret Hall), Dr Thomas Keymer (St Anne's), Dr James Raven (Mansfield), Professor Isabel Rivers (St Hugh's), Dr Kathryn Sutherland (St Anne's), and Dr Abigail Williams (St Peter's).

DR K. O'BRIEN, Warwick
21 Jan.: `Anti-imperial traditions in British poetry, 1660–1789.'

PROFESSOR P. SABOR, Laval University, Quebec
4 Feb.: ` "A large Portion of our etherial Fire": Swift and Samuel Richardson.'

PROFESSOR P. GARSIDE, Cardiff
18 Feb.: `Scott, Scotland, and the masculinisation of the novel, 1770–1830.'

DR J. SPURR, Swansea
4 Mar.: `John Evelyn and the government of the tongue.'

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CENTRE FOR CRIMINOLOGICAL RESEARCH

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

Conveners: R.G. Hood, MA, D.Phil., DCL, Professor of Criminology and Director of the Centre, and A.J. Ashworth, DCL, Vinerian Professor of English Law.

PROFESSOR P. HILLYARD, Ulster
16 Jan.: `Imaginative crimes or crimes of the imagination: reflections on researching alleged official conspiracies.'

DR S. MARUNA, Cambridge
30 Jan.: `Transcending a criminal past: offender reintegration as historical reconstruction.'

DR H. STRANG, Australian National University
13 Feb.: `Revenge or repair: victims and restorative justice.'

DR I. LOADER, Keele
27 Feb.: `English policing and late modern culture.'

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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.

PROFESSOR J. GEAKE, Westminster Institute of Education
14 Jan.: `Cognitive neuroscience and education: two-way traffic or one-way street?'

DR S. CASTLES
21 Jan.: `Melting pot or transcultural identity? Educational aspects of immigration.'

PROFESSOR A. CLINE and DR G. DE ABREU, University of Luton
28 Jan.: `The influences of home and school on the mathematics learning of children who have English as an additional language.'

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

DR M. POSTON
11 Feb.: to be announced.

PROFESSOR C. CAZDEN, Harvard
18 Feb.: `Classroom discourse as a context for learning book language and subject knowledge.'

PROFESSOR A. EDWARDS, Birmingham
25 Feb.: `Understanding agency in sociocultural accounts of learning to teach.'

PROFESSOR B. RICHARDS and PROFESOR D. MALVERN, Reading
4 Mar.: `Measuring lexical diversity and its applications.'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR HEBREW AND JEWISH STUDIES

David Patterson Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 8 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor.

The OCHJS minibus will depart from the Playhouse, Beaumont Street, at 6.40 p.m. and 7.45 p.m. and will leave Yarnton Manor at 9.45 p.m. A single fare costs £1.50 (£1.10 for students).

Convener: R.L. Nettler (MA McGill), Fellow of the Centre.

PROFESSOR D. ABERBACH, LSE
16 Jan.: `Hebrew studies as value.'

AVNER SHATS, Hebrew writer
23 Jan.: `Hebrew as a mother tongue.'

DR O. BUDNITSKII, Institute of Russian History, Moscow
30 Jan.: `Russian Jews between the Reds and the Whites (1917–20).'

DR M. KLEIN, Bar Ilan University/Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies
6 Feb.: `Jerusalem the contested city.'

M. KEREN, Director, Bronfman Centre for the Media of the Jewish People, Tel Aviv University
13 Feb.: `The media of memory creation in Israel: the case of the Palmach.'

DR J. SHERMAN
20 Feb.: `The image of apartheid in South African Yiddish prose fiction.'

PROFESSOR E. SPICEHANDLER, Hebrew Union College, Cincinnati
27 Feb.: `Brenner and his solution to the problem of dialogue in his fiction.'

DR A. ELA'D-BOUSKILA, Beit Berl College, Israel
6 Mar.: `Mapping the Other: the image of the Jew/Israeli in modern Arabic literature.'

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OXFORD INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RESEARCH CENTRE, ST PETER'S COLLEGE

DR JULYAN ELBRO, Policy Adviser, UK Patent Office, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 15 January, in the Latner Room, St Peter's College.

Further seminars will be announced later.

Conveners: Professor David Vaver, Director of the Centre, and Dr Christine Greenhalgh, Economics Research Director of the Centre.

Subject: `Brussels sprouts: implementation of the Biotechnological Inventions Directive in the UK.'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

Aspects of Islamic law

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. Virginia), Fellow in Muslim Politics/International Relations.

PROFESSOR W. BALLANTYNE, SOAS
16 Jan.: `The Sharî`ah and the use of money.'

PROFESSOR E. HILL, American University in Cairo
23 Jan.: `What is Islamic about the Positive Law in Egypt?'

JUSTICE E. COTRAN, SOAS
30 Jan.: `The rule of law in the Arab world: the Palestinian experiment.'

S. AL-MUKHTAR, Arab Lawyers' Network
6 Feb.: `Arbitration in Islamic law and jurisprudence.'

PROFESSOR M.H. KAMALI, International Islamic University, Malaysia
13 Feb.: `Reforming the legal theory of Usûl: problems and prospects.'

PROFESSOR B. JOHANSEN, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales
20 Feb.: `Capital formation in Muslim law: the Salam Contract from the eleventh to the twentieth centuries.'

PROFESSOR F.E. VOGEL, Harvard
27 Feb.: `The re-establishment of Islamic law in contemporary Muslim countries: lessons from experience.'

DR H. HASSAN
6 Mar.: `Legal philosophy and the law of obligations.'

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NISSAN INSTITUTE OF JAPANESE STUDIES AND THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL STUDIES

Can the Japanese change their education system?

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Lecture Theatre, the Nissan Institute.

Conveners: R.J. Goodman, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in the Social Anthropology of Japan, and D.G. Phillips, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Comparative Education.

PROFESSOR W.K. CUMMINGS, George Washington University
18 Jan.: `Why reform Japanese education?'

DR MASAKO SHIBATA, Institute of Education, University of London
25 Jan.: `Destruction and reconstruction: a comparative analysis of education reform in Japan and Germany under the US military occupation after World War Two.'

DR R. ASPINALL, Shiga University, Japan
1 Feb.: `Japanese nationalism and the reform of English language teaching.'

DR C. HOOD, Cardiff
8 Feb.: `The third great reform of the Japanese education system: success in the 1980s onwards.'

DR P. CAVE, Hong Kong
15 Feb.: `Japanese educational reform: development and prospects at primary and secondary level.'

MS YOKO TSURUTA, Waseda University
22 Feb.: `Globalisation and the recent reforms in Japanese higher education.'

DR J. WHITBURN, National Institute for Economic and Social Research, London
1 Mar.: `Changes in Japanese mathematics teaching: are they real or rational?'

DR GOODMAN
8 Mar.: `Can the Japanese change their education system? A discussion of the why, what, and how.'

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QUEEN ELIZABETH HOUSE

Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women

Operation Enduring Freedom? Feminist responses to terrorisms, alliances, and differences

The following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in the Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House. Details of the 24 January seminar will be announced later.

PROFESSOR H. AFSHAR, York
17 Jan.: `Women, wars, and terrorism: some trajectories towards a feminist peace.'

M. HARTWELL
31 Jan.: `Perceptions of justice: political forgiveness and revenge in the early post-conflict period.'

DR O. IGWARA, Hull
7 Feb.: `Restorative justice and reconciliation: women remaking Rwanda in the shadow of violence.'

J. EL BUSHRA, Director of Research, ACORD
14 Feb.: `Gender and conflict: understanding the dynamics of violence.'

DR V. JABRI, Kent
21 Feb.: `Violence and the politics of responsibility in international relations.'

E. AMOAKO
28 Feb.: `The communal self in situations of oppression: a feminist analysis of a South African woman's autobiography.'

Celebrations for International Women's Day
7 Mar.: Celebrations for International Women's Day, including a photographic display, readings, and music.

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Economic Development Seminar: Reducing global poverty

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House.

Conveners: E.V.K. Fitzgerald, MA, Reader in International Economics and Finance, and T.R. Thorp, MA, Reader in Economics.

H. WHITE, Sussex
17 Jan.: `Are the International Development Targets a sensible way to determine development progress?'

C. RUGGERI
24 Jan.: `Fighting malnutrition in Peru: food transfers v. private income growth.'

Speaker from DfID
31 Jan.: `Achieving the 2015 Global Poverty Targets./ (Provisional title)

K. WATKINS, Oxfam
7 Feb.: `Is openness good for poverty reduction?' (Provisional title)

S. BHALOTRA, Bristol
14 Feb.: `Food subsidies and childhood malnutrition in India.'

F. STEWART
21 Feb.: `Vertical and horizontal inequality and global poverty reduction.' (Provisional title)

DR FITZGERALD
28 Feb.: `Global social citizenship and DAC targets.'

M. LIPTON, Sussex
7 Mar.: `Agricultural growth and global poverty reduction.'

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The meanings of gender in the development context

The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Mondays in the Small Dining Room, Queen Elizabeth House.

Conveners: Dr Cathie Lloyd and Dr Laura Rival.

DR LLOYD
21 Jan.: `New constructions of masculinity: understanding the dynamics of conflict: insights from the case of Algeria.'

B. HARRISS-WHITE
28 Jan.: `Development and productive deprivation: male patriarchal relations in business families and their implications for women in south India.'

L. ACKERMAN
4 Feb.: `Cultural identities and gender roles in a Guatemalan returnee village: a comparative study of two post-war biographies.'

DR M. JASCHOK
11 Feb.: `Cross-cultural collaboration and ethnographic practice: two women researchers investigating the lives of religious women in central China.'

DR D. CHATTY
18 Feb.: `Exclusion and inclusion: pastoral women and development discourses in Oman.'

DR N. GOOPTU
25 Feb.: `Informalisation of labour and gender identities: the crisis of masculinity in urban West Bengal (India).'

DR RIVAL
4 Mar.: to be announced.

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CENTRE FOR SOCIO-LEGAL STUDIES

International Human Rights Seminar Series: the Pinochet Series

The following seminars will be held p.m. on Thursdays. Further seminars in this series will be announced later.

The series will address the question of whether the end is near for state and head of state immunity, where crimes against humanity, genocide, and war crimes are concerned.

Convener: Dr W.F. Pepper.

24 Jan., the Buttery, St Antony's College, 2.30 p.m.: JUDGE BALTASAR GARZON, Spanish magistrate who sought the extradition of General Augusto Pinochet from the United Kingdom for crimes against the citizens of Spain.

31 Jan., Haldane Room, Wolfson College, 5.30 p.m.: JUDGE JUAN GUZMAN, Chilean magistrate, seconded from the Court of Appeal, who seeks to prosecute General Pinochet in his homeland and has formally requested the extradition of former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger for prosecution in Chile.

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CORPUS CHRISTI COLLEGE

Lowe Lectures in Palaeography

The Anglo-Saxon Library

PROFESSOR MICHAEL LAPIDGE, Professor of English, Notre Dame, will deliver the Lowe Lectures in Palaeography at 5 p.m. on the following Thursdays in the Examination Schools.

24 Jan.: `Vanished libraries.'

31 Jan.: `Reconstructing Anglo-Saxon libraries: the evidence of manuscripts.'

7 Feb.: `Reconstructing Anglo-Saxon libraries: the evidence of citations.'

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GREEN COLLEGE

Green College Lectures 2002

From animal to human diseases: changes, chains, and controls

The Green College Lectures will be given at 6 p.m. on Mondays in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

DR A. HARDY, Wellcome Trust Centre for History of Medicine, University College, London
14 Jan.: `Animals, disease, and man: discovering connections.'

PROFESSOR A.J. MCMICHAEL, Director, Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine
21 Jan.: `The AIDS epidemic: origins and solutions.'

PROFESSOR S. LINDENBAUM, Professor of Anthropology, City University of New York
28 Jan.: `Thinking about epidemics: kuru, BSE, and variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.'

PROFESSOR D. KING, Chief Scientific Adviser; Head of the Office of Science and Technology
4 Feb.: `The British 2001 foot-and-mouth disease epidemic: a view from the centre.'

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Archie Cochrane `Effectiveness and Efficiency' Lecture

PROFESSOR R. COLLINS, Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology, and Co-Director, Clinical Trial Service Unit, will deliver the Archie Cochrane `Effectiveness and Efficiency' Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 14 March, in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

Subject: `LDL cholesterol: from observational to randomised evidence.'

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LINACRE COLLEGE

Linacre Lectures

Water and the environment

The following lectures will be given at 5.30 p.m. on Thursdays in Hilary Term in Lecture Theatre A, the Zoology/Psychology Building, South Parks Road.

The lectures are sponsored by Linacre College and the Environmental Change Institute in association with the Oxford Centre for Water Research and St Peter's College.

P. HORDEN, Royal Holloway College, London
17 Jan.: `Water in Mediterranean history.'

DR M. KAIKA, School of Geography
24 Jan.: `Water and Europe: creating the European Water Framework Directive.'

S. BURCHI, Food and Agriculture Organisation (UN), Rome
31 Jan.: `What water laws water for security in the twenty-first century?'

DR P. ASHTON, CSIR-Environmentek, South Africa
7 Feb.: `Water and development: a Southern African perspective.'

DR J. TROTTIER, Centre for Water Research
14 Feb.: `Water and conflict.'

DR M. REUSS, Office of History, US Army Corps of Engineers
21 Feb.: `The development of American water resources: planners, politicians, and constitutional interpretation.'

DR M. EDMUNDS, British Geological Survey
28 Feb.: `Silent springs: groundwater resources under threat?'

SIR IAN BYATT, formerly Director General of Water Services
7 Mar.: `Managing water for the future.'

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Asian Studies Centre

Seminars

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Deakin Room, Founder's Building, St Antony's College.

Enquiries may be made to Oxford (2)74559 (e-mail: asian@sant.ox.ac.uk).

Convener: S.Y.-S. Tsang, MA, D.Phil., Reader in Politics.

ZHENG BIJIAN, Vice-President, Central Party School, Beijing
Fri. 11 Jan., Dahrendorf Room, Founder's Building: `Economic globalisation and socialism with Chinese characteristics.'

HSU HSIN-LIANG, former Chairman, Democratic Progressive Party; candidate for presidential election in Taiwan, 2000
15 Jan.: `The significance of the Taiwan elections in December 2001.'

A. LEUNG, Director-General, Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office
22 Jan.: to be announced.

PROFESSOR R. BARNES
29 Jan.: `The Witihama Uprising in Indonesia and its consequences.'

DR YING-JEOU MA, Mayor of Taipei
5 Feb.: to be announced.

R. LI, Liverpool John Moores University and Security Dialogue
19 Feb.: ` "Strategic partnership" or "strategic competition"? US–China relations in the post-Clinton era.'

DR A. INDER SINGH
26 Feb., New Room, Hilda Besse Building: `Democracy—or its absence—in post-Cold War Asia?'

PROFESSOR D. MCNAMARA, Georgetown University
Mon. 4 Mar.: `Corruption or contract—Korea's syncretic capitalism.'

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Huang Hsing Foundation Chun-tu Hsueh Distinguished Lecture

PROFESSOR BRUCE CUMINGS, Norman and Edna Freehling Professor of History, University of Chicago, will deliver the Huang Hsing Foundation Chun-tu Hsueh Distinguished Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 5 March, in the Dahrendorf Room, Founder's Building, St Antony's College. All members of the University are welcome.

Enquiries may be made to Oxford (2)74559 (e-mail: asian@sant.ox.ac.uk).

Convener: S.Y.-S. Tsang, MA, D.Phil., Reader in Politics.

Subject: `American–East Asian relations in a new millennium and a new administration.'

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South Asian History Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Dahrendorf Room, the Founder's Building, St Antony's College.

Details of the 5 February seminar will be announced later. PRS presentations will be given at the meeting on 26 February.

Enquiries may be made to Oxford (2)74559 (e-mail: asian@sant.ox.ac.uk).)

Convener: Dr D.A. Washbrook.

T. RAYCHAUDHURI
15 Jan.: `Western contact and the Bengali religious experience: unlikely responses.'

A. COX, Cambridge
22 Jan.: `New imperialism and the Dundee–Calcutta nexus, 1870–1914.'

M. WASEEM, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad
29 Jan.: `Pakistan after the Taliban.'

M. TALIB, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi
12 Feb.: `Quranic learning, lived experiences, and community lore: reflections on a Madrassah at Deoband (UP/India).'

A. WYATT, Bristol
19 Feb.: `Explaining changing patterns of political mobilisation in contemporary Tamil Nadu.'

C. DEWEY, Leicester
5 Mar.: `The random sampling revolution in official statistics in India 1936–1952.'

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ST JOHN'S COLLEGE

PROFESSOR J.-P. MAHÉ, EPHE and Académie des Insriptions et Belles- Lettres, Paris, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 5 March, in the New Seminar Room, St John's College.

Subject: `Self-knowledge, autobiography, and confession in ancient Armenian literature.'

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TRINITY COLLEGE

Richard Hillary Lecture

JULIAN BARNES will give readings from his novels at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 27 February, in the St Cross Building.

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WOLFSON COLLEGE

Wolfson College Lectures 2002

Varieties of creative experience

The Wolfson College Lectures will be given at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Hall, Wolfson College. The lectures are open to the public. (Enquiries: telephone (2)74013, or e-mail: college.sec@wolfson.ox.ac.uk.)

SEAMUS HEANEY, poet
29 Jan.: `Sixth sense, seventh heaven.'

SIR AARON KLUG, biochemist
5 Feb.: `Creating frontiers: a new dimension in molecular biology.'

RICHARD DEACON, sculptor
12 Feb.: `Where do ideas come from?'

PETER KUNIHOLM, archaeologist
19 Feb.: `New dates from old trees: dendrochronology in the Aegean.'

DANIEL LIBESKIND, architect (in conversation with Peter Carl)
26 Feb.:: `The longest line between two points.'

ADAM PHILLIPS, psychoanalyst
5 Mar.: `On not making it up.'

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CAMPION HALL

Martin D'Arcy Memorial Lectures

God visible: Patristic Christology reconsidered

PROFESSOR BRIAN DALEY will deliver the Martin D'Arcy Memorial Lectures at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Examination Schools.

23 Jan.: `Chalcedon: neither end nor beginning.'
30 Jan.: `Athanasius: reordering the image.'

6 Feb.: `Gregory of Nyssa: a Christology of transformation.'

13 Feb.: `Augustine: Christology as the proclamation of paradox.'

20 Feb.: `Antioch and Alexandria: two conceptions of God's presence in history.'


27 Feb.: `Maximus Confessor: Christ as the saving mystery.'

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NEW DICTIONARY OF NATIONAL BIOGRAPHY

DNB seminars

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

A. BELL and B. HARRISON
Thur. 24 Jan.: `The DNB, old and new.'

R. DAVENPORT-HINES
Thur. 7 Feb.: `Criminal biography and the DNB.'

B. TAYLOR
Wed. 20 Feb.: `Mary Wollstonecraft and the DNB.'

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OXFORD ITALIAN ASSOCIATION

Lectures

The following lectures will be held at 7.45 for 8 p.m. Admission costs £1 for members, and £3 for non-members (free admission for students under thirty).

For further information, telephone Oxford 377479, or e-mail: pmilner@clara.net.

DR CHRISTOPHER BROWN
Wed. 13 Feb., Mary Ogilvie Theatre, St Anne's College: `Le cose di Tiziano.' (In English)

PROFESSOR SALVATORE ALOJ
Tue. 26 Feb., Pauling Centre for Human Sciences, 58 Banbury Road: `Biomedical research: how does Italy fare?'

ROSS KING
Thur. 7 Mar., Mary Ogilvie Theatre, St Anne's College: ` "A more beautiful and honourable temple", Brunelleschi's Dome.'

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Other events


Mon. 21 Jan., 8 p.m., Rewley House Theatre, Wellington Square: showing of film Mamma Roma (with subtitles). Admission free.

Tue. 5 Feb., 7.45 for 8 p.m., 48 Common Room, St Anne's College: conversazione in italiano. Admission free.

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OXFORD BIBLIOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY

LINDA WHITELEY will lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Thursday, 17 January, in the Taylor Institution.

Subject: `The "literary genre" of French eighteenth-century sale catalogues.'

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OXFORD MEDIEVAL SOCIETY

The following lectures will be given at 8.15 for 8.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Latner Room, St Peter's College. New members are welcome. Enquiries should be directed to Henrietta Leyser, St Peter's College. DR C. DONDI, Bodleian Library
24 Jan.: `The spread of the late medieval Venetian hagiographical tradition by the printers of fifteenth-century Books of Hours.'

PROFESSOR T. EVERGATES, Princeton
14 Feb.: `The aristocratic family in medieval France.'

DR C. PAGE, Cambridge
28 Feb.: to be announced.

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OXFORD UNION SOCIETY

Politics, people, and propriety: the Union and the University since 1823

The following lectures, arranged to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Oxford Union Society's acquisition of its current site, will be given at 8.30 p.m. on Mondays in the Oxford Union Society. The lectures are open to all members of the University.

LORD JENKINS OF HILLHEAD
21 Jan.: `The Union and the University in Gladstone's day.'

DR M.G. BROCK
28 Jan.: `Debating in late Victorian and Edwardian Oxford.'

ANTHONY HOWARD
4 Feb.: `The Oxford Union, politics, and the nation.'

PROFESSOR M.R.D. FOOT
11 Feb.: `King and Country? The Union between the wars.'

MARK PURCELL
18 Feb.: `The Oxford Union Library.'

LORD BRIGGS OF LEWES (ASA BRIGGS)
25 Feb.: `After 1945: the Union in the age of mass education.'

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