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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ASTOR LECTURE

PROFESSOR TREVOR WEEKES, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, will deliver an Astor Lecture at 4.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 20 March, in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, the Clarendon Laboratory.

Subject: `Cosmic crabs and elephants.'

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LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

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.

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.'

Z. LAYTON-HENRY, Warwick
20 June: `The limits of transnationalism.'

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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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SOCIAL SCIENCES

Winchester Visiting Lecture

PROFESSOR R.O. KEOHANE, James B. Duke Professor of Political Science, Duke University, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 14 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `The globalisation of informal violence and theories of world politics.'

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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL STUDIES

SKOPE Theme 3 Seminar: the nature of the curriculum 2000 reforms of 16--19 education and training, their relationship to wider changes in skill demands in the economy, and their current impact on curriculum provision in schools and colleges

This seminar will be held on Thursday, 21 March, 11 a.m.–5.30 p.m., in the Department of Educational Studies. The cost of attendance is £5. Full details may be found at http://www.econ.ox.ac.uk/SKOPE/seminar2.htm (or e-mail: susan.james@edstud.ox.ac.uk).

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RUSKIN SCHOOL OF DRAWING AND FINE ART

John Berger Lecture

PATRICK WRIGHT will deliver a John Berger Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 24 April, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Deep and true? The cultural life of the English landscape.'

The John Berger Lectures take place on an occasional basis and focus on various aspects of art history. The series is organised by The Laboratory at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art. The overall title salutes the seminal and ongoing contribution of John Berger to the study of the visual arts.

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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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TRINITY COLLEGE

Margaret Howard Lecture

THE RT. HON. LORD JUSTICE LAWS will deliver the Margaret Howard Lecture at 5.45 p.m. on Thursday, 16 May, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building. Admission is free.

Subject: `From Homer to Socrates—the rule of law in Greek literature.'

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