Lectures

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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 C. ORTIZ, MIT
8 Jan.: `Nanomechanics of cartilage.'

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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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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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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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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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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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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CENTRE FOR SOCI0-LEGAL STUDIES

International Human Rights Seminar Series: the Pinochet Series

The following seminars will be held at 5.30 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: 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: 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.'


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 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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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.'


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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