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SPEAKER'S LECTURES IN BIBLICAL STUDIES 2001–2

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 the contemporary museum, 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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CLASSICS

Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama

ABD' ELKADER FARRAH, RSC stage designer, will lead a discussion at 2.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 30 January, in the Headley Lecture Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum. For further information, telephone Oxford (2)88210.

Subject: `An Algerian's ventures into ancient Greek territory.'

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE, MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES, AND MODERN HISTORY

Language and history

The following interdisciplinary seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Tuesdays in Oriel College.

Conveners: D.F. Cram, MA, University Lecturer in Linguistics, R.J.W. Evans, MA, D.Phil., Regius Professor of Modern History, and S. Romaine, MA, Merton Professor of English Language.

I. BANGHA
22 Jan.: `Literary languages in pre-colonial North India.'

PROFESSOR C. HOLES
29 Jan.: `Social history, political history, and dialect prestige in the Arab world: Bahrain, Amman, and Baghdad.'

R. MITTER
5 Feb.: `What to say and how to say it: the language of the 1930s new journalism and the formation of Chinese national identity in the Sino-Japanese War.'

PROFESSOR J. AITCHISON
12 Feb.: `Metaphors, models, and language change.'

P. KERSWILL, Reading
19 Feb.: `How dialects converge.'

J. LEONHARD
26 Feb.: `How Whigs changed into Liberals, and other mysteries of European liberalisms—towards a comparative semantics of liberalism.'

J. HARRIS
5 Mar.: `Citizens and subjects, words and things?'

DR G. ZUCKERMANN, Cambridge
28 May: `Folk-etymology in the service of purism.'

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LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Department of Zoology

The following seminars will be given at 4.30 p.m. on Mondays in Lecture Theatre B, the Department of Zoology. The seminars will be followed by a short wine reception with the speaker.

Conveners: O.T. Lewis (Ph.D. Leeds), Departmental Lecturer, Department of Zoology, and A. Rambaut, D.Phil., Research Worker, Department of Zoology.

PROFESSOR P. COOK
21 Jan.: `Transcription factories and the rediscovery of an old nuclear function—translation.'

DR D. SHEPHERD, Southampton
28 Jan.: `Building a bigger brain—development of the adult central nervous system of Drosophila.'

DR A. PURVIS, Imperial College, Silwood Park
4 Feb.: `The shape of the tree of life.'

PROFESSOR T. KIRKWOOD, Newcastle
11 Feb.: to be announced. (Joint seminar with the Department of Statistics, in association with the Royal Statistical Society)

DR C. KELLY, Southampton
18 Feb.: `Co-existence in forest trees.'

DR A. COOPER
25 Feb.: `Ancient DNA: from systematics to conservation biology.'

PROFESSOR J. HEIN
4 Mar.: `New results on the serial coalescent.'

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Department of Plant Sciences

The following research talks will be given at 4 p.m. on Thursdays in the Large Lecture Theatre, the Department of Plant Sciences.

Convener: H.G. Dickinson, MA, Sherardian Professor of Botany.

DR H. MCWATERS, Warwick
17 Jan.: `Zeitnehmer loops in the Arabidopsis circadian clock.'

DR V. FRANKLIN-TONG, Birmingham
24 Jan.: `Many ways to stop a pollen tube: signals and targets for the self-incompatibility response in Papaver.'

PROFESSOR C. DOUGLAS, British Columbia
31 Jan.: `Regulation of phenylpropanoid metabolism in yeast, Arabidopsis, and trees.'

PROFESSOR M. BENNETT, Jodrell Laboratory, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
7 Feb.: `Losing genomes in hybrid plants.'

PROFESSOR D. KELL, Aberystwyth
14 Feb.: `Genomic computing—high- dimensional analysis and simple, explanatory modelling of complex biological systems.'

DR A. HUDSON, Edinburgh
21 Feb.: `Comparative genetics of leaf development in Antirrhinum.'

DR S. NEILL, University of the West of England
28 Feb.: `Nitric oxide and hydrogen peroxide as novel mediators of ABA signalling in stomatal guard cells.'

DR T. PENNINGTON, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh
7 Mar.: `Establishing the age of species in Latin American forest ecosystems.'

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Genes and the nervous system

The following seminars will be held at 12.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Large Lecture Theatre, the Department of Biochemistry

Conveners: J.A. Hodgkin (Ph.D. Cambridge), Professor of Genetics, and D.B. Roberts (Ph.D. Cambridge), Reader in Genetics.

DR C. BARGMANN, San Francisco; Astor Visiting Lecturer
24 Jan.: `Olfaction in the nematode C. elegans.'

PROFESSOR M. RAFF, London
14 Feb.: `Size control and timing in neural development.'

DR M. CHALFIE, New York
21 Feb.: `Genetics of mechanoreception in C. elegans.'

PROFESSOR S. BROWN, Harwell
28 Feb.: `Genetic analysis of mammalian hearing.'

PROFESSOR T. LAMB, Cambridge
7 Mar.: `The vertebrate photoreceptor's response to light: combining electrophysiology with genetic approaches.'

DR T. TULLY, Cold Spring Harbor; Astor Visiting Lecturer
2 May: `Learning and memory in Drosophila.'

DR M. DE BONO, Cambridge
9 May: `Social behaviour in the nematode C. elegans.'

PROFESSOR B. KYRIACOU, Leicester
23 May: `Biologial rhythms in fruitflies and mice.'

DR A. MONACO
6 June: `The genetics of neurodevelopmental disorders.'

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Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics

The followign seminars will be given at 1 p.m. on Fridays in the Large Lecture Theatre, the Department of Biochemistry.

Convener: L.N. Johnson, MA, David Phillips Professor of Molecular Biophysics.

PROFESSOR J. KLEIN
18 Jan.: `Free and bound water under extreme confinement.'

PROFESSOR J. HEIN
25 Jan.: `Comparative genome annotation (collaborative work with Jakob S. Pedersen).'

DR J. DIETRICH
1 Feb.: `A new strategy for two-dimensional crystallisation of membrane proteins.'

DR P.V. NIKOLOVA, Cambridge
8 Feb.: `Structure–function studies of the p53 family of proteins.'

DR E.M.H. DUKE, Daresbury Laboratory, Cheshire
22 Feb.: `Protein crystallography beamlines on DIAMOND.'

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MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Oxford Physics Colloquia

The following colloquia will be held at 4.15 p.m. on Fridays in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, the Clarendon Laboratory.

Conveners: D. Sherrington, MA, D.Phil., Wykeham Professor of Physics, and J.I. Silk, MA, D.Phil., Savilian Professor of Astronomy.

PROFESSOR A. WATSON, Leeds
25 Jan.: `Searching for the origin of the highest energy particles in nature.'

PROFESSOR I. WALMSLEY
1 Feb.: `Beyond the fringe: life in the ultrafast lane.'

PROFESSOR R.M. MAY
15 Feb.: `Nonlinear phenomena in the spread of viruses among humans, livestock, and on the Internet.'

PROFESSOR R.S.J. SPARKS, Bristol
22 Feb.: `Dynamics of volcanic eruptions.'

DR A. PENNY, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
1 Mar.: `Extrasolar planets.'

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Theoretical Physics Seminars

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

Conveners: G.G. Ross, MA, Professor of Theoretical Physics, and R.B. Stinchcombe, MA, Reader in Physics.

PROFESSOR P. KNIGHT, Imperial College, London
18 Jan.: `Atomic logic gates.'

Presentations by postdoctoral members of the Department of Theoretical Physics
1 Feb.: details to be announced.

PROFESSOR D. RAND, Warwick
15 Feb.: `The self-nonself problem in immunology: how the immune system uses stochastic structures to recognise invading pathogens.'

PROFESSOR J. CARDY
1 Mar.: `Scaling functions at critical points: supersymmetry, confinement, and an exact result.'

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Department of Earth Sciences

The following seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Mondays in the Lecture Theatre, the Department of Earth Sciences.

DR D. SUGDEN, Edinburgh
21 Jan.: `Landscape evolution in the Transarctic Mountains.'

DR J. DAVIDSON, Durham
28 Jan.: `Magma pathology and volcanic processes; new insights into old problems.'

DR YAOLING NIU, Cardiff
4 Feb.: `Initiation of subduction zones: a petrological perspective.'

DR M. BICKLE, Cambridge
11 Feb.: `CO2, the Himalayas, and long-term climate change.'

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Department of Atomic and Laser Physics

The following seminars will be held at 1.45 p.m. on Mondays in the Audrey Wood Seminar Room, the Department of Atomic and Laser Physics.

DR A. WHYBREW, Oxford Lasers Ltd.
21 Jan.: `Seeing is believing—lasers for imaging and profit.'

DR P.G.R. SMITH, Southampton
4 Feb.: `Review of erbium fibre laser based nonlinear optics in periodically poled lithium niobate (PPLN).'

PROFESSOR I. ROSS, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
18 Feb.: `New techniques for maximising the power and intensity of lasers.'

DR T. CALARCO, Innsbruck
4 Mar.: `Quantum gates with single atoms and (artificial) ions.'

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Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Mondays in the Large Lecture Theatre, the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory.

PROFESSOR R.H. FRIEND, Cambridge
21 Jan.: `Polymer electronics.'

PROFESSOR K.C. WAUGH, UMIST
28 Jan.: `The central role of reconstruction of catalysts during reaction.'

PROFESSOR C.E. WEBB
4 Feb.: `Copper lasers: recent developments and new applications.'

DR J. REID, Birmingham
11 Feb.: `Beyond the rainbow: the spectrosopy and dynamics of water droplets.'

PROFESSOR K.E. GUBBINS, North Carolina State University
18 Feb.: `Phase transitions and chemical reactions at the nano-scale: effects of confinement.'

PROFESSOR DR K. BERGMANN, Kaiserslautern, Germany
25 Feb.: `Coherent manipulation of atoms and molecules by adiabatic passage techniques.'

DR D.M. ROWLEY, University College, London
4 Mar.: `Halogen oxide radical reactions in the laboratory and in the atmosphere.'

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Condensed Matter Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Simon Room, the Clarendon Laboratory.

Conveners: R.J. Nicholas, MA, D.Phil., and J.T. Chalker, MA, D.Phil., Professors of Physics.

PROFESSOR V. FALKO, Lancaster
17 Jan.: `Sub-gap transport in ferromagnet–superconductor junctions.'

DR A.T. BOOTHROYD
24 Jan.: `Spin excitations in stripe-ordered La2-xSrxNiO4.'

PROFESSOR R.A.L. JONES, Sheffield
7 Feb.: `Responsive polymers, interfaces, and soft nanotechnology.'

DR E. LINFIELD, Cambridge
21 Feb.: `THz quantum cascade laser.'

PROFESSOR A. SAVCHENKO, University of Exeter
28 Feb.: `Is there a metal-to-metal transition in dilute two-dimensional systems?'

DR A. PATANE, Nottingham
7 Mar.: `Imaging the electron wave function in self-assembled quantum dots.'

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Dyson Perrins Laboratory

The following seminars will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursdays in the Lecture Theatre, the Dyson Perrins Laboratory. Anyone needing further information, or who wishes to meet any of the speakers, should contact Dr Veronique Gouverneur via e-mail (e-mail: veronique.gouverneur@chem.ox.ac.uk).

These presentations are sponsored by Bristol-Myers Squibb, Merck Sharp & Dohme, and Lancaster Synthesis.

PROFESSOR S. ROBERTS, Liverpool
24 Jan.: `The use of biocatalysts and biomimetic catalysts in the synthesis of biologically active compounds.'

DR H. ANDERSON
31 Jan.: `Controlling [pi]-systems by rotaxane formation: synthesis of encapsulated dyes and insulated molecular wires.'

DR B. JOS, Merck Sharp & Dohme
7 Feb.: `The power of crystallisation induced asymmetric transformations in efficient synthesis of NK-1-receptor antagonist MK-0869.'

PROFESSOR E. CARREIRA, ETH-Zurich
14 Feb.: `Asymmetric synthesis with transition- metals: discovery of novel reactivity leading to practical enantioselective processes.' (Lancaster Symposium)

PROFESSOR C. MCGUIGAN, Cardiff
21 Feb.: `Antiviral drug discovery.'

PROFESSOR D. HILVERT, ETH-Zurich
28 Feb.: `Searching sequence space for protein catalysts.'

DR C. GODFREY, Syngenta
7 Mar.: `The role of natural products in crop protection.'

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MEDICAL SCIENCES

Seminars in public health and epidemiology

The following seminars will be given at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green College.

DR H. COLHOUN, UCL
29 Jan.: `Understanding coronary heart disease in type 1 diabetes—what can we learn from new technologies?'

PROFESSOR A. HOPE
5 Feb.: `When should large clinical trials be stopped? An ethical perspective.'

PROFESSOR P. ELLIOTT, Imperial College, London
12 Feb.: `INTERMAP: international co-operative study of macronutrients and blood pressure.'

G. MORGAN, Iechyd Morgannwg Health Authority
19 Feb.: `The public health potential of aspirin.'

DR S. HOWARD
26 Feb.: `Cardiovascular risk factor epidemiology: apples, oranges, lumping and splitting.'

DR L. DAVIDSON, National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit
5 Mar.: `Epidemiology of childhood disability in developing countries.'

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Sir William Dunn School of Pathology

The following seminars will be given at 4.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Lecture Theatre, the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology.

Convener: H. Waldmann, BM, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Pathology.

M. PEPPER, Geneva
17 Jan.: `Lymphangiogenesis and tumour metastasis: myth or reality.'

PROFESSOR C. WATTS, Dundee
24 Jan.: `Asparaginyl endopeptidase: a new lysosomal protease.'

DR A. RIDLEY, Royal Free and University College Medical School
31 Jan.: `Rho GTPases: signalling in monocyte/macrophage motility.'

DR A. ALCAMI, Cambridge
7 Feb.: `Modulation of cytokine and chemokine networks by viruses.'

DR K. SMITH, Cambridge
14 Feb.: `ITIM-containing negative regulators—adjusting the immunological brakes.'

DR T. MONATH, Vice-President, Research and Medical Affairs, Acambis Inc.
28 Feb.: `Smallpox: the threat of bioterrorism and building a new vaccine in response.'

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Department of Human Anatomy and Genetics: Jenkinson Seminar

PROFESSOR DREW M. NODEN, Professor of Embryology and Animal Development, Cornell University, will deliver a Jenkinson Seminar at 1 p.m. on Thursday, 17 January, in the Lecture Theatre, the Department of Human Anatomy and Genetics.

Subject: `Interactions promoting craniofacial muscle differentiation and morphogenesis.'

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Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology

The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Mondays in the Library, the Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology.

Convener: N.N. Osborne, MA, D.Sc., Professor of Ocular Neurobiology.

DR S. GOUVEIA
21 Jan.: `Human tear lipocalin is a monomer: the evidence.'

A. SKOG
28 Jan.: `Effect of glucose on survival of human RPE cells.'

DR J. WOOD
4 Feb.: `Beta-blockers and neuroprotection.'

DR B. DERHAM
11 Feb.: `Ca++ ATPase in the lens.'

DR G. CHIDLOW
18 Feb.: `Lipoic acid as a neuroprotectant.'

M. O'BRIEN
25 Feb.: `Acetyl and thiol groups: inhibitors of non-enzyme glycosylation.'

DR D. RACHDAN
4 Mar.: to be announced.

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Department of Experimental Psychology

The following departmental seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Weiskrantz Room (C113), the Department of Experimental Psychology.

DR M. THOMAS, Neurocognitive Development Unit, Institute of Child Health
22 Jan.: `Semantic representations in individuals with Williams syndrome.'

PROFESSOR K. RAYNER, Massachusetts
5 Feb.: `Eye movements and cognitive processes in reading.'

PROFESSOR J. HORNE, Loughborough
12 Feb.: `How much sleep do we really need—and what for?'

DR D. MARESCHAL, Birkbeck College, London
19 Feb.: `Behavioural evidence of "what" and "where" dissociations in infants' short-term memory.'

PROFESSOR A. STOCKMAN, UCL
26 Feb.: `Untangling the circuitry of the human visual system using simple visual stimuli.'

DR P. MITCHELL, Nottingham
5 Mar.: `Categorisation in autism.'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Portuguese Graduate Seminar

Unless indicated otherwise, the following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in Room T11, 47 Wellington Square.

DR P. ODBER DE BAUBETA, Birmingham
24 Jan.: `The Galician–Portuguese lyric in English.'

DR C. PONTE, King's College, London
31 Jan., 2.15 p.m.: `Eça de Queirós: a vision of bogus scholarship in A Relíquia.'

PROFESSOR M. LOFF, Lisbon
7 Feb., Portuguese Studies Centre, Littlegate House, St Ebbe's: `The changing identity of Portugal, 1960–2000.'

DR M. SABINE, Institute for Romance Studies, London
7 Mar.: `The satirical body in José Saramago's Memorial do Convento.'

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Romance Linguistics Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in 47 Wellington Square.

Convener: M.D. Maiden, MA, Professor of the Romance Languages.

DR A. LEDGEWAY, Cambridge
24 Jan.: `Mood and auxiliary selection in old Neapolitan.'

S. BACCHINI
7 Feb.: `Standar v. substandards: an evolving situation. The place of "italiano popolare" in the linguistic panorama of twenty-first-century Italy.'

DR I. WATSON
21 Feb.: `Perceiving nasality: the conditioning of a sound change.'

PROFESSOR J. GREEN, Bradford
7 Mar.: `Creole genesis; how valuable is the Romance evidence?'

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MODERN HISTORY AND THE VOLTAIRE FOUNDATION

Enlightenment Workshop

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Voltaire Foundation, 99 Banbury Road.

Conveners: Dr Laurence Brockliss, Dr John Robertson, and Dr Jan Spurlock.

DR J. SWANN, Birkbeck College, London
21 Jan.: `An enlightened administration? The Estates-General of Burgundy 1715–90.'

DR J. CHAMPION, Royal Holloway College, London
28 Jan.: `Spinoza and the English Englightenment.'

DR C. FINLAY, Trinity College, Dublin
4 Feb.: `Hume's Treatise of Human Nature in historical context.'

DR T. BISKUP
11 Feb.: `Frederick the Great as saint, or why Napoleon brought the Enlightenment to Prussia.'

DR H. HOOCK
18 Feb: `The Royal Academy of Arts, the public sphere, and the republic of arts in the late eighteenth century.'

H. PRICE
25 Feb.: `Materialism and mortalism from Locke to Priestley.'

DR H. CLIFFORD, Victoria and Albert Museum
4 Mar.: `Objects of Enlightenment: thinking and writing about making in eighteenth-century France and England.'

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PHILOSOPHY

Philosophy of Physics Seminars

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursdays in the Wharton Room, All Souls College.

Conveners: H.R. Brown, MA, Reader in Philosophy, J.N. Butterfield, MA, Senior Research Fellow, All Souls College, and S.W. Saunders, MA, University Lecturer in the Philosophy of Science.

DR L. HENDERSON, Bristol
17 Jan.: `Nonlocality of quantum operations.'

PROFESSOR J. ANANDAN, South Carolina
24 Jan.: `Laws and symmetries.'

DR T. PALMER, ECMWF, Reading
31 Jan.: `Complex structure from self-similar permutations: implications for foundations of quantum theory.'

PROFESSOR C. HOWSON, LSE
7 Feb.: ` "A new kind of logic" (Leibniz).'

DR L. MASON
14 Feb.: `A beginner's guide to twistor theory.'

PROFESSOR M. MACKEY, McGill
21 Feb.: `The elusive origin of dynamic irreversibility: clues from the Second Law.'

DR A. KENT, Bristol and Cambridge
28 Feb.: `On the cryptographic power of quantum information.'

DR A. WARWICK, Imperial College, London
7 Mar.: `Pedagogical underworlds: the culture of mathematical physics in Victorian Cambridge.'

DR R. COECKE
Tue. 12 Mar.: `Operational logicality of physical properties: constructing quantum causality and informatics.'

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SOCIAL SCIENCES

African Studies Seminar

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Fellows' Dining Room, St Antony's College. Further details may be obtained from Janet Pearson (telephone: Oxford (2)74470, e-mail: janet.pearson@sant.ox.ac.uk).

Convener: A.R. Mustapha, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in South Asian Studies.

J. MCGREGOR, Reading
17 Jan., Dahrendorf Room: `The politics of disruption: war veterans and the local state in Zimbabwe.'

R. IYOB, Missouri–St Louis
24 Jan.: `The Eritrea/Ethiopia conflict.'

K. FAYEMI, CDD, London
31 Jan.: `Conflict and housekeeping in West Africa.'

L. GUNNER, Natal
7 Feb.: `Remapping land and remaking culture: memory, landscape, and the romantic in twentieth-century South Africa.'

K. MEAGHER
14 Feb.: `Social liabilities and political capital; social networks and informal manufacturing in south-eastern Nigeria.'

C. ALLEN, Edinburgh
21 Feb.: `The state of African politics.'

J. DUFFY
28 Feb.: `Was the United Party really united? Imperialism, nationalism, and South Africanism, 1934–48.'

H. FASSIL
7 Mar.: `The role of traditional health knowledge and practices in health development in Ethiopia.'

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RESEARCH LABORATORY FOR ARCHAEOLOGY AND THE HISTORY OF ART

The following seminars will be held at 10.30 a.m. on Thursdays in the Seminar Room, the Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art.

Convener: M.S. Tite, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Archaeological Science.

K. DOBNEY, Durham
17 Jan.: `Hooked on hogs! New work on the bioarchaeology of pig exploitation and husbandry.'

T. REHREN, University College, London
21 Feb.: `Counting the colours—analysing monochrome glass rods to reconstruct the Late Bronze Age Egyptian glass industry.'

D. PARHAM, Bournemouth
28 Feb.: `The early history of the English Channel project.'

A. HALL, Glasgow
7 Mar.: `Geoarchaeology and the search for Roman mineral/chemical processing sites on Melos, Greece.'

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CENTRE FOR BRAZILIAN STUDIES

PROFESSOR CRISTÓVAM BUARQUE, Professor of Economics, Universidade de Brasilia, and formerly Governor, Distrito Federal (Brasilia), 1995–8, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 22 January, in the Centre for Brazilian Studies, 92 Woodstock Road.

Subject: abolishing poverty: a proposal for Brazil.'

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COMPUTING LABORATORY

Numerical Analysis Group

Computational Mathematics and Applications Seminars

Unless otherwised indicated, the following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in the Lecture Theatre, the Computing Laboratory.

Details will be announced later of the 21 February seminar (to be held at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory).

The co-ordinators of the seminars are L.N. Trefethen and J. Scott (RAL). Further information may be obtained from Shirley Day (telephone: Oxford (2)73885).

PROFESSOR J. BARRETT, Imperial College, London
17 Jan.: `Finite element approximation of surfactant spreading on a thin film.'

PROFESSOR TREFETHEN
24 Jan.: `Numerical Schwarz–Christoffel mapping.'

PROFESSOR I. GRAHAM, Bath
31 Jan., RAL: `Iterative methods for PDE eigenvalue problems.'

DR A. SHADRIN, Cambridge
7 Feb.: `On the condition number of bases in Banach spaces.'

DR R. BECKER, Heidelberg
14 Feb.: `Adaptive finite elements for optimal control.'

DR Y. TOURIGNY, Bristol
28 Feb.: `The dynamics of Pade approximation.'

DR A. RAMAGE, Strathclyde
7 Mar.: `Oscillations in discrete solutions to the convection–diffusion equation.'

PROFESSOR K. MILLER, Berkeley
14 Mar.: to be announced.

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR HEBREW AND JEWISH STUDIES

Sacks Lecture

PROFESSOR SHIMON SHAMIR, Kaplan Professor of Middle Eastern History, Tel Aviv University, and former Ambassador of Israel to Egypt and Jordan, will deliver the final Sacks Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 12 February, in the Examination Schools. The meeting will be chaired by His Royal Highness Prince El Hassan bin Talal of Jordan.

Admission will be by ticket only, obtainable by writing to the Administrator, the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, Yarnton, Oxford OX5 1PY (telephone and e-mail applications are not acceptable).

Subject: `Acceptance of the other: contemporary liberal interpretations of religion in Judaism and Islam.'

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WELLCOME UNIT FOR THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE

Psychiatry and Empire

The following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Mondays in the Wellcome Unit (47 Banbury Road). All members of the University are welcome to attend.

Details of the 18 February seminar will be announced later.

Conveners: Ms Sloan Mahone and Dr Mark Harrison.

DR L. TOPP, Oxford Brookes
21 Jan.: `Asylum architecture in the Austro- Hungarian Empire.'

DR J. MILLS, Strathclyde
28 Jan.: `Asylums, agendas, and agency: recovering the Indian experience of the colonial mental hospital.'

PROFESSOR R. LITTLEWOOD, University College, London
4 Feb.: `Post-colonial residues in the Trinidadian conceptualisation of mental illness.'

MS MAHONE
11 Feb.: `On being a wandering lunatic: certifying madness in British East Africa.'

PROFESSOR M. VAUGHAN
25 Feb.: `The psychopathology of colonialism: Franz Fanon, Octave Mannoni, and others.'

PROFESSOR S. MARKS, SOAS, London
4 Mar.: `Case notes, personal narrative, and identity. Stories from a South African asylum: Valkenberg, 1890–1945.'

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OXFORD INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RESEARCH CENTRE, ST PETER'S COLLEGE

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Latner Room, St Peter's College.

Details of the 5 March seminar will be announced later.

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

PROFESSOR S.D. ANDERMAN, Essex
22 Jan.: `Microsoft and access to markets in a European context.'

PROFESSOR S. LALL
29 Jan.: `Measuring the relative importance of IPRs in developing countries.'

E. TAYLOR, legal counsel to Nominet
5 Feb.: `Arguing about domain names: Nominet's new Dispute Resolution Service.'

PROFESSOR T. SWANSON
12 Feb.: `Diffusion and distribution: the distributional impacts of IPR regimes.'

R. FREELAND, Simmons & Simmons
19 Feb.: `Litigation of patents in Europe: the proposed European Litigation Protocol and the proposed Community patent.'

A. MURPHY, Director of Copyright, UK Patents Office
26 Feb.: `Queen Anne and the anarchists: can copyright survive in the digital age?'

Special event: mock trial

A mock trial on intellectual property and privacy issues will be held before Mr Justice Jacob on 14 February. Christopher Floyd, QC,and Henry Carr, QC, will appear as counsel, assisted by Harry Small (partner, Baker & McKenzie).

The mock trial will be held in the Courtroom, Oxford Town Hall, 3–5 p.m. (limited attendance). Further details will be announced later.

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

THE RT. HON. JACK STRAW, MP, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 25 January, in the Examination Schools. Admission is free, by ticket obtainable only from the Centre for Islamic Studies (telephone: Oxford (2)78730).

Subject: `Engagement with the Islamic world.'

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UNIVERSITY MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY

Palaeobiology seminar series

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

Conveners: Dr Paul Barrett (e-mail: paul.barrett@zoo.ox.ac.uk), and Dr Mark Sutton (e-mail: mark.sutton@earth.ox.ac.uk).

DR P. DONOGHUE, Birmingham
23 Jan.: `Conodonts: more than just a pretty smile.'

DR J. CLACK, Cambridge
6 Feb.: `Head first out of the swamp: the early evolution of tetropod characters.'

DR D. LOYDELL, Portsmouth
20 Feb.: `Graptolites: why study them?'

DR J. BOTTING, Cambridge
6 Mar.: `An echinoderm's eye-view of sponges.'

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QUEEN ELIZABETH HOUSE

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.: `Deforestation, biodiversity conservation, and gender relations in the Cayapas, Esmeraldas, Ecuador.'

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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.

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

DR P. CAREY
24 Jan.: `Challenging tradition, changing society—the role of women in East Timor's independence struggle, 1974–2002.'

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, will be held.

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CENTRE FOR SOCI0-LEGAL STUDIES

International Human Rights Seminar Series: the Pinochet Series

The following seminars will be held 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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ALL SOULS COLLEGE

Neill Lecture 2002

THE RT. HON. LORD STEYN OF SWAFIELD will deliver the Neill Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 1 March, in the Examination Schools.

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CORPUS CHRISTI COLLEGE

F.W. Bateson Memorial Lecture 2002

PROFESSOR STEFAN COLLINI, Professor of Intellectual History and English Literature, University of Cambridge, will deliver the F.W. Bateson Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 13 February, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `T.S. Eliot among the intellectuals.'

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Corpus Christi Centre for the Study of Greek and Roman Antiquity

`Italicum lecti faminis obrizum': Late Latin and the Latin of Medieval Europe

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Seminar Room, Corpus Christi College.

Convener: Dr Richard Hewitt, Corpus Christi College.

C. DIONISOTTI, London
23 Jan.: `Boethius and the history of Latin.'

R. WRIGHT, Liverpool
30 Jan.: `Dating the origins of the Romance languages.'

N. PALMER
6 Feb.: `The status of Latin in late medieval Germany.'

K. FRIIS-JENSEN, Copenhagen
13 Feb.: `Medieval Scandinavian Latin: between contemporary Latin, the classical tradition, and the vernacular.'

M. WINTERBOTTOM
20 Feb.: `The language of William of Malmesbury.'

R. HEWITT
27 Feb.: `Asser, Aethelweard, and the Anglo- Saxon Chronicle.'

L. HOLFORD-STREVENS
6 Mar.: ` "Me tamen ut opinor exprimo": Politian, Cortesius, and Erasmus on the Ciceronian Question.'

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LADY MARGARET HALL

Canada Seminars

MR W.R.P. DALTON, Chief Executive, HSBC Bank PLC, will lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 6 February, in the Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret Hall. There will be an opportunity to meet the speaker informally afterwards. Further information may be obtained from Vanessa Windsor, Lady Margaret Hall (telephone: Oxford (2)74302, e-mail: vanessa.windsor@lmh.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `It's a small world after all—interconnections in the global economy.'

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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 for water 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

After 11 September: democracy, justice, and world order

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

Conveners: Professor Archie Brown, FBA, Mr Keith Simpson, MP, and Dr Tony Wright, MP.

MICHAEL MATES, MP, JEREMY CORBYN, MP, and COL. ROY GILES
22 Jan.: `The efficacy and limits of military means in combating terrorism.' (Chair: Keith Simpson, MP)

DR A. GRACHEV, Moscow and Paris, MS GISELA STUART, MP, and DR ALEX PRAVDA
29 Jan.: `After 11 September: post-Communist Europe.' (Chair: Dr Tony Wright, MP)

LORD DAHRENDORF, PROFESSOR ROSEMARY FOOT, SIR PATRICK CORMACK, MP, and JOHN LLOYD, Financial Times and the New Statesman
5 Feb.: `Globalisation and democracy.' (Chair: Professor Brown )

GARY STREETER, MP, PROFESSOR DAVID MARQUAND, and DR JAMES PISCATORI, Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies
12 Feb.: `Religious systems and democracy.' (Chair: Keith Simpson, MP)

THE HON. NICHOLAS SOAMES, MP, PAUL BERGNE, Prime Minister's Special Representative to Afghanistan; formerly British Ambassador, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, and JONATHAN FREEDLAND, The Guardian
19 Feb.: `The war and post-war in Afghanistan.' (Chair: Dr Tony Wright, MP)

THE RT. HON. GERALD KAUFMAN, PC, MP, THE RT. HON. GILLIAN SHEPHARD, PC, MP, and DR EUGENE ROGAN
26 Feb.: `Democracy, justice, and order: what hope for the Middle East?' (Chair: Keith Simpson, MP)

SIR MARRACK GOULDING, THE RT. HON. SIR NICHOLAS LYALL, PC, MP, and PROFESSOR ADAM ROBERTS
5 Mar.: `Mechanisms for international justice.' (Chair: Dr Tony Wright, MP)

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European Studies Centre

Classes and seminar

The following classes and seminar will be held as shown during weeks 1–8 in the European Studies Centre, St Antony's College.

DR ANNE DEIGHTON
Tue., 2.30–4 p.m.: `European International History since 1945.'

PROFESSOR RICHARD CRAMPTON
Thur., 2.15–4.30 p.m.: `The History and Politics of Central and Eastern Europe since 1945.'

DR ANDREAS BUSCH, MR TIMOTHY GARTON ASH, and DR JONATHAN WRIGHT
Fri., 5 p.m.: `German politics in Europe.' (Seminar)

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Centre Evening

PROFESSOR ALAN MAYHEW, University of Sussex, adviser to the Polish Government, will lecture at the Centre Evening, to be held at 8.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 6 February, in the European Studies Centre.

Subject: `Yesterday Moscow, tomorrow Brussels? Poland's accession to the EU.'

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Lectures

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

DR WOLFGANG SCHÄUBLE, formerly leader of the Christian Democratic Union
Thur. 14 Feb.: `Why the nation is safe in Europe.' (Konrad Adenauer Lecture)

DR R.D. ASMUS, formerly US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State with special responsibility for NATO enlargement
Wed. 27 Feb.: `NATO enlargement: past, present, and future.' (Jointly with the Russian and East European Centre)

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German politics in Europe

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the seminar room, 70 Woodstock Road.

Details of the final seminar (8 March) will be announced later.

Conveners: A. Busch (MA, Ph.D. Heidelberg), Research Fellow in European Studies, St Antony's College, T.J. Garton Ash, MA, Kurt A. Korber Fellow, St Antony's College, and J.R.C. Wright, MA, D.Phil., Tutor in Politics, Christ Church.

W. PATERSON, Birmingham
18 Jan.: `Germany—the central power of Europe?'

A. BARING, FU Berlin
25 Jan.: `Germany and Eastern enlargement.'

Panel discussion, with MR GARTON ASH, DR BUSCH, and DAVID MILIBAND, MP (to be confirmed)
1 Feb.: `Germany in Europe—future plans.'

A. HYDE-PRICE, Leicester
8 Feb.: `Germany and military crisis- management: waging war for peace.'

R. HARDING, Sussex
15 Feb.: `Dynamic Germany—a contradiction in terms?'

R. HANSEN
22 Feb.: `Globalisation, depopulation, and German identity.'

K. VON BEYME, Heidelberg
1 Mar.: `The changing face of the German party system.'

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FRIENDS OF REWLEY HOUSE

Annual Lecture

THE RT. REVD RICHARD HARRIES, Bishop of Oxford, will deliver the Friends of Rewley House Annual Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Friday, 1 March, in the Lecture Theatre, Rewley House.

Admission will be by ticket (£7, or £5 for members of the Friends of Rewley House), available from the Events Secretary, Friends of Rewley House, 1 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JA (telephone: Oxford (2)70393).

Subject: `Christianity and Islam after 11 September.'

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