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INAUGURAL LECTURE

Harold Vyvyan Harmsworth Professor of American History

PROFESSOR D. HOLLINGER will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 14 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `The question of ethnoracial mixture in American history.'

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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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WEIDENFELD VISITING PROFESSOR IN EUROPEAN COMPARATIVE LITERATURE

Translating and being translated

UMBERTO ECO, Weidenfeld Visiting Professor 2001–2, will deliver his next two lectures at 5 p.m. in the Main Lecture Hall, the Taylor Institution.

Mon. 29 Apr.: `Translation and reference.'

Tue. 30 Apr.: `Source v. target.'

Numbers are strictly limited in the hall. As for the lecture on 5 March, there will be a video- link to Room 2 in the Taylor Institution for those who cannot be accommodated in the hall. Tickets for the first lecture will be issued (first come, first served), one ticket per person) from the porter's lodge in the Taylor Institution from 4 p.m. on 29 April for the 29 April lecture and from 4 p.m. on 30 April for the 30 April lecture.

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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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CLARENDON LECTURES IN FINANCE

PROFESSOR M. BRENNAN, Irwin and Goldyne Hearsh Professor of Banking and Finance, University of California, Los Angeles, and Professor of Finance, the London Business School, will deliver the inaugural series of the Clarendon Lectures in Finance at 5.30 p.m. on the following days in the Saïd Business School, Park End Street. Admission is free and open to the public.

Wed. 5 June: `Trade and information.'

Thur. 6 June: `Structural uncertainty and portfolio strategy.'

Fri. 7 June: `Information and valuation.'

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HICKS LECTURE IN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL HISTORY 2002

PROFESSOR GUNNAR PERSSON, University of Copenhagen, will deliver the Hicks Lecture in Economic and Social History at 5 p.m. on Friday, 10 May, in the Examination Schools. The lecture will be followed by a reception.

Subject: `Markets in history.'

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CHERWELL–SIMON LECTURE 2002

PROFESSOR GERHARD MATERLIK, Chief Executive, Diamond Project, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, will deliver the Cherwell–Simon Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Friday, 24 May, in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, the Clarendon Laboratory.

Subject: `Synchrotron radiation and X-ray lasers—light for the new century.'

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HENSLEY HENSON LECTURES IN THEOLOGY 2001–2

A natural theology of historical revelation

BRIAN HEBBLETHWAITE, Queens' College, Cambridge, will deliver the Hensley Henson Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following Tuesdays in the Examination Schools.

23 Apr.: `Revelation and natural theology.'

30 Apr.: `The history of religions.'

7 May: `The history of Israel and the story of Jesus.'

14 May: `Christianity and universal history.'

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HUSSEY LECTURES ON THE CHURCH AND THE ARTS

DR M. BENT will deliver the Hussey annual lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 2 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Memento mei: polyphonic music in some fifteenth-century commemorations for the dead.'

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CAMERON MACKINTOSH VISITING PROFESSOR OF CONTEMPORARY THEATRE

SIR DAVID HARE and PROFESSOR STEPHEN DALDRY will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 29 May, in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College.

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ZAHAROFF LECTURE

PROFESSOR L. BERSANI, Berkeley, will deliver the Zaharoff Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 23 May, in the Taylor Institution.

Subject: `Forming couples: Godard's Le Mépris.'

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RADHAKRISHNAN MEMORIAL LECTURES 2001–2

The anatomy of revelation: an inquiry into the production of Truth in Mahayana Buddhism

PROFESSOR P. HARRISON will deliver the Radhakrishnan Memorial Lectures at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Examination Schools.

30 Apr.: `Visions and meditations.'

7 May: `Mediums and messages.'

14 May: `Dreams and realities.'

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CLASSICS

Astor Visiting Lecture 2002

PROFESSOR J. MARINCOLA, New York University, will deliver the Astor Visiting Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 8 May, in the Harris Lecture Theatre (island site), Oriel College.

Conveners: C.S. Kraus, MA, and C.B.R. Pelling, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturers (CUF) in Classical Languages.

Subject: `The emotions of history.'

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The Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama

DAVID RAEBURN will lecture at 2.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 8 May, in the Headley Lecture Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum.

Subject: `Modern revival of Greek tragedy—letter, spirit, or something else?'

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CLASSICS AND PHILOSOPHY AND THE CORPUS CHRISTI CENTRE FOR THE STUDY OF GREEK AND ROMAN ANTIQUITY

PROFESSOR B. MANUWALD, University of Cologne, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 10 May, in the Seminar Room, Corpus Christi College.

Convener: C.C.W. Taylor, B.Phil., MA, Reader in Philosophy.

Subject: ` "Proleptic argumentation" in Plato's Republic.'

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

Romantic Realignments: guest speaker lectures

The following lectures will be given at 5.30 p.m. on the following days in the Goodheart Seminar Room, University College. Further information may be obtained from Luisa Cale, University College (e-mail: luisa.cale@univ.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR C. SISKIN, Glasgow
Thur. 2 May: `Blaming the system: a new history of the Enlightenment.'

DR S. MATTHEWS, Roehampton
Tue. 21 May: `Rape, gentility, and nationhood in Blake's Lambeth prophecies.'

DR C. CONNOLLY, Cardiff; editor of Maria Edgeworth's Letters for Literary Ladies, and currently editing Ormond, Manoeuvring, and Vivian for the Pickering edition of Edgeworth's works
Tue. 11 June: `Irish Romanticism and religion.'

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LAW, SOCIAL SCIENCES

The function of law in the international community

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Chester Room, Nuffield College. Details of the last two seminars (29 May and 5 June) will be published later.

Conveners: G. Goodwin-Gill, MA, D.Phil., Professor of International Refugee Law, and A.J. Hurrell, MA, M.Phil., D.Phil., University Lecturer in International Relations.

PROFESSOR J.T. CHECKEL, Oslo
24 Apr.: `Compliance and social norms: what's the connection/'

PROFESSOR SIR FRANKLIN BERMAN, QC, and PROFESSOR J. CRAWFORD, SC, Cambridge and United Nations International Law Commission
1 May: `State responsibility—the work of the International Law Commission and its implications.'

J.-F. DURIEUX, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Geneva
8 May: `Human rights, states of emergency, and mass influx.'

PROFESSOR R. KEOHANE, Duke University, North Carolina
15 May: `The nature and changing character of "legitimacy" in international relations.'

PROFESSOR A. ROBERTS
22 May: `Terrorism and the law of war.'

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LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics

The following seminars will be held 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.

DR S. GAMBLIN, National Institute for Medical Research, Mill Hill, London
26 Apr.: `PRb and the cell cycle.'

DR B. SUTTON, King's College, London
3 May: `The structure of IgE and its receptor interactions in allergic responses.'

DR T. WALKER, Horti Praefectus, Botanic Garden
10 May: `The healing power of plants.'

DR J. DERRICK, UMIST
31 May: `The structure and function of outer membrane proteins involved in meningococcal meningitis.'

DR S. HOLTON
7 June: `Structural studies of PfPK5; a cdk-like protein from Plasmodium falciparum.'

DR D. RHODES
14 June: `Telomere structure and function.'

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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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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.

PROFESSOR A.J. POLLARD, Furman University, South Carolina
25 Apr.: `The ecology and evolution of metal hyperaccumulation in plants.'

DR N. BROWN
2 May: `The dryads all forsook the wood: hunting mahogany in the Brazilian Amazon.'

DR J. DOONAN, John Innes Centre
9 May: `Connecting cell proliferation with development in plants.'

PROFESSOR G. DOVER, Leicester
16 May: `Darwinian and non-Darwinian processes in the evolution of regulatory gene networks.'

PROFESSOR B. ELLIS, British Columbia
23 May: `MAPKs and oxidant signal transduction in plants.'

PROFESSOR M. BENNETT, Nottingham
30 May: `Functional genomic dissection of vascular development in higher plants.'

DR R. HAILS, NERC Centre for Ecology and Hydrology
6 June: `Risk assessment of genetically modified organisms: can we predict changes in ecological fitness?'

PROFESSOR J. MANSFIELD, Imperial College at Wye
13 June: `Bacteria v. plants: evolution of attack and defence.'

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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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Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology

Departmental seminar

Unless otherwise indicated, the following lectures will be given at 4.30 p.m. on Fridays in 64 Banbury Road.

For details of the Marett Memorial Lecture (26 April), see below under `Exeter College'.

DR P. CONNERTON, Cambridge Thur. 25 Apr., 5 p.m.: `Topographies of forgetting'

M. HOLBRAAD, Cambridge
3 May: `Money and divine encompassment in Cuban Ifa cults'

DR H. DIEMBERGER, Cambridge
10 May: `A Mongolian Queen in Chinese Tibet: gender nationalities in shifting historical contexts'

PROFESSOR N. ABELMANN, Illinois
17 May: `Mobilising Korean family ties: conversations across the border'

DR P. ONTA, Centre for Social Research and Development in Kathmandu, Nepal
24 May: `Globalisation under conditions of load-shedding: stories from the world of media in Nepal'

DR E. VASTA
31 May: `Pacific islanders in Australia: community, the state, and the deserving'

DR B. YAMBA
7 June: to be announced.

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Fertility and Reproduction Seminars: Children and sexuality

The following seminars will be given at 11 a.m. on Mondays in the basement seminar room, the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology.

Conveners: Dr Heather Montgomery and Dr Soraya Tremayne.

R. BURR, Open University
22 Apr.: `Shaming of the body: children's experiences of HIV/AIDS in Vietnam.'

M. KEHILY, Open University
29 Apr.: `More sugar? Teenage magazines, gender displays, and sexual learning.'

R. GOODMAN
20 May: `The last taboo? Why Japan has not yet discovered child sexual abuse.'

J. BOYDEN
27 May: `Sexual violence in the context of war and displacement: the experiences of adolescent girls.'

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LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES, MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Mathematical Biology Seminars

The following seminars will be given at 2.30 p.m. on Fridays in the Mathematical Institute. They will be held in the Higman Room unless otherwise stated.

Conveners: E.J. Crampin, MA, D.Phil., BT Junior Research Fellow, Brasenose College, and P.K. Maini, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Mathematical Biology.

D. GAVAGHAN
3 May: `Electrochemistry: what is it, why is it useful to biologists, and what can mathematicians do to help?'

SIR CHRISTOPHER ZEEMAN
10 May (Lecture Room 2): `An n-dimensional competitive Lotka–Volterra system is generically determined by the edges of its carrying simplex.'

J.D. MURRAY
17 May: `Modelling marital interaction: divorce prediction and marriage therapy.'

C. GODFRAY, Imperial College, London
24 May: `Modelling problems in insect population biology.'

M. CHAPLAIN, Dundee
31 May: `Modelling solid tumour growth.'

K. PAGE, University College, London
7 June: `Evolutionary game theory and genetic algorithms.'

C. BREWARD
14 June: `Multiphase modelling of vascular tumour growth.'

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MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Hinshelwood Lectures: Facets of soft matter

PROFESSOR P.G. DE GENNES, École Supérieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles and the Collège de France, Paris, will deliver the Hinshelwood Lectures at 11.15 a.m. on the following days in the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory.

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

Tue. 7 May: `Towards artificial muscles.'

Thur. 9 May: `Soap films and foams.'

Tue. 14 May: `Naive ideas on structural glasses.'

Thur. 16 May: `Strange properties of polymer films.'

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Oxford Physics Colloquia

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

For details of the Cherwell–Simon Lecture (24 May), see above.

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

PROFESSOR M. VON ORTENBERG, Humboldt University, Berlin
26 Apr.: `High magnetic fields before, during, and after Nicholas Kurti.' (Special colloquium: opening of the Nicholas Kurti Cryomagnetic Laboratory)

PROFESSOR C. NORMAN, Johns Hopkins
3 May: `Hunting for buried quasars at high redshift.' (Astor Lecture)

PROFESSOR SIR ROGER PENROSE
Mon. 13 May: `What do black holes and the big bang tell us about the nature of quantum mechanics?' (Dennis Sciama Memorial Lecture)

PROFESSOR J. PYLE, Cambridge
7 June: `Atmospheric chemistry and climate: coupled system.'

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Soft matter, biomaterials, and interfaces

The following interdisciplinary seminars will be held at 4 p.m. on the following days in the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory.

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

DR T. RAYMENT, Cambridge
Tue. 23 Apr.: `Chiral chemical force microscopy and nanochemistry.'

PROFESSOR K. GUBBINS, North Carolina State University
Wed. 1 May: `Freezing in nanopores.'

PROFESSOR D. TILDESLEY, Unilever
Tue. 21 May: to be announced.

PROFESSOR P. ATTARD, Ian Wark Research Institute, University of South Australia
Tue. 28 May: `Interaction and deformation of viscoelastic particles: theory and experiment.'

PROFESSOR S. STUPP, Northwestern
Thur. 30 May: `Self assembly of nanostructured soft matter into functional materials.'

PROFESSOR E. SACKMANN, Technische Universität München
Tue. 4 June: `Cell adhesion as wetting phenomena.'

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MEDICAL SCIENCES

Monica Fooks Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR KAY REDFIELD JAMISON, Litchfield Lecturer, will deliver the Monica Fooks Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 7 May, in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

Subject: `A life in moods.'

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Litchfield Lecture

PROFESSOR KAY REDFIELD JAMISON, Litchfield Lecturer, will deliver the Litchfield Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Thursday, 9 May, in the Seminar Room, the University Department of Psychiatry, the Warneford Hospital.

Subject: `Exuberance, mania, and the imagination.'

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Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology

The following seminars will be given at 1 p.m. on Mondays in the Lecture Theatre, the Oxford Eye Hospital, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

Convener: J.J. Harding, MA status, Professor of Ocular Biochemistry.

PROFESSOR H.-L. FUCHSBAUER, Darmstadt
22 Apr.: `Lens transglutaminase—a target for preventative therapy of cataractogenesis?'

DR P. EATON, King's College, London
29 Apr.: `The responses of [alpha]-crystallin and hsp27 to ischaemia and reperfusion in the heart.'

PROFESSOR A.J. BRON
20 May: `Unravelling keratoconus: a teasing problem.'

A. PURKISS, Birkbeck College, London
27 May: `Structure, stability, and unfolding lens gamma S- crystallin.'

R. LIM, Sydney
10 June: `Cataract and the Blue Mountain Eye Study—ocular associations.'

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Sir William Dunn School of Pathology: Norman Heatley Lecture

PROFESSOR G. BLOBEL, Rockefeller University, New York, will deliver the tenth annual Norman Heatley Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 30 April, in the Lecture Theatre, the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology.

Subject: `Protein targeting.'

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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.

DR J. ZAJICEK, Derriford Hospital, Plymouth
19 Apr.: `The therapeutic use of cannabis in neurological diseases.'

PROFESSOR M. RON, National Hospital, London
17 May: `Medically unexplained symptoms: a neuropsychiatrist's view.'

PROFESSOR A. MONACO
14 June: `The genetics of language disorders and autism.'

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Department of Human Anatomy and Genetics

The following research 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 I.J. MASON, King's College, London
26 Apr.: `FGF signalling is required to pattern the developing brain and to induce the otic vesicle.' (Jenkinson Seminar)

PROFESSOR R. FLOWER, William Harvey Research Institute, St Bartholomew's and the Royal London School of Medicine, London
3 May: `How do glucucorticoids work?'

DR D. PRICE, Edinburgh
10 May: `Mechanisms of cortical development.' (Jenkinson Seminar)

PROFESSOR S. MURPHY, Nottingham
17 May: `Regulations of the NO synthase-2 gene and the role of NO in neuropathologies.'

DR B. BAUM, University College, London
24 May: `Actin in space.'

PROFESSOR A. SIMEONE, King's College, London
31 May: `Role of the post-transcriptionary regulatory control Otx in brain morphogenesis and evolution.' (Jenkinson Seminar)

DR S. BARNETT, CRC Beatson Laboratories, Glasgow
7 June: `The use of olfactory ensheathing cells in CNS repair.'

DR B. NADARRAJAH, University College, London
14 June: `Neuronal migration in the developing cortex.' (Jenkinson Seminar)

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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.

DR G. IRIBE, Okayama, Japan
24 Apr.: `Mechanisms of cardiac alternans.' (Sponsored by the Physiologial Society)

DR I. WINTER, Cambridge
1 May: `What can your ventral cochlear nucleus do for you?' (Sponsored by the Physiological Society)

PROFESSOR N. DALE, Warwick
8 May: `New insights into purine function generated from real- time measurement of their release in CNS.' (Jenkinson Seminar)

DR K. FRISTON, University College, London
15 May: `Neuronal codes: a dynamical perspective.' (McDonnell–Pew Centre Seminar)

DR A. TINKER, University College, London
22 May: `The assembly of ATP-sensitive K+ channels and the implications for native tissue.' (Sponsored by the Physiological Society)

DR R. GATES, Cardiff
29 May: `Neural transplantation for brain repair.' (Sponsored by the Physiological Society)

PROFESSOR J. WARD, Guy's, King's, and St Thomas's School of Medicine, London
5 June: `Sensing hypoxia in the lung: glycolysis, mitochondria, and the endothelium.' (Sponsored by the Physiological Society)

DR P. DAYAN, University College, London
13 June: `ACh, uncertainty, and cortical interference.' (McDonnell–Pew Centre Seminar)

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Pharmacology and anatomical neuropharmacology seminars

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Lecture Theatre, the Department of Pharmacology.

DR D. GREAVES
23 Apr.: `Macrophages, chemokines, and atherosclerosis.'

PROFESSOR R. MORRIS, King's College, London
30 Apr.: `The role of membrane microdomains (rafts) in signalling by GABA and prion protein.'

PROFESSOR A. MONACO
7 May: `The genetics of autism and specific language impairment.'

D. GREEN, Otago, New Zealand
14 May: `Mapping gene expression profiles onto mouse pre- implantation development.'

DR R. MCKERNAN, Merck Sharp and Dohme, Harlow
21 May: `GABA receptor subtypes: what are they good for?'

DR C. HILL, John Curtin School of Medical Research, Canberra
28 May: `Involvement of cell coupling, ion channels, and calcium stores in vascular function: different strokes for different folks.' (Edith Bülbring Lecture)

DR M. TURNER, Babraham Institute, Cambridge
11 June: `Signalling pathways that control B cell maturation.'

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Nuffield Department of Surgery: immunology seminars

The following seminars will be given at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays in the NDS Seminar Room, Level 6, the John Radcliffe Hospital. Anyone who wishes to arrange to talk to the speaker should contact Andrew Bushell (telephone: (553) 21301).

PROFESSOR M. KEMENY, Guy's, King's, and St Thomas's School of Medicine, London
23 Apr.: `The CD8–DC axis in the regulation of Th1 and Th2 type immune response in allergy.'

PROFESSOR A. BRADLEY and DR E. BOLTON, Cambridge
30 Apr.: `Mechanisms of allograft rejection.'

DR D. GREAVES
14 May: `Role of chemokines in vascular remodelling.'

DR M. BAIRD, Otago, New Zealand
21 May: `Southern perspectives on immunomodulation: from immunopotentiation with chimeric protein vaccines to immunosuppression by viral cytokine homologues.'

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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 Psychology.

DR D.-J. DIJK, Surrey
23 Apr.: `Role of biological clock in regulation of sleep and performance.'

PROFESSOR A. ALLPORT
30 Apr.: `Who controls executive functions? Control from "inside" v. control by external events.'

DR G. DI PELLEGRINO, Bangor
7 May: `The trouble with doubles: unilateral function after right-brain damage.'

PROFESSOR A. COWEY
14 May: `Tickling the brain with TMS: what can it tell us?'

PROFESSOR A. HASLAM, University of Exeter
21 May: `The BBC Prison Study: rethinking the psychology of power and tyranny.'

PROFESSOR R. JACOBY
28 May: `Problems in managing behavioural and non-cognitive psychiatric manifestations of dementia.'

DR P. MCLEOD
11 June: `What people (and neural networks) learn when they learn to catch.'

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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 The Revd Dr C.P. Thompson, MA, D.Phil., Faculty Lecturer in Spanish.

DR R. GOODWIN, King's College, London
23 Apr.: `Fasting, feasting, and fiction in Don Quixote.'

DR D. RUNDLE, Lyell Fellow in Palaeography
30 Apr.: `Hernando Colón (1488–1539)—collecting manuscripts across Europe.'

PROFESSOR P. DUNN, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut
14 May: `The play of desire: Cervantes's El amante liberal and El casamiento engañoso y el coloquio de los perros.'

PROFESSOR H. SHARRER, University of California at Santa Barbara
21 May: `The fifteenth-century Sátira de felice e infelice vida by D. Pedro, Condestable de Portugal: the rediscovery of a third MS and its interpolation.'

PROFESSOR Y. JEHENSON, Hartford, Connecticut
28 May: `The Utopian nexus in Don Quixote.'

PROFESSOR JOSÉ DEL PINO, Colorado
4 June: `Nuevo cine andaluz: identidad, estereotipo e industria.' (Illustrated with film-clips)

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MODERN HISTORY

PROFESSOR R. BOSWORTH, Western Australia, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 1 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Mussolini, power, and friendship.'

PROFESSOR W.P. BLOCKMANS, Leiden, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 10 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Britain and the Low Countries: six centuries of a challenging partnership, 1000–1600.'

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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.

J. HUDSON, St Andrews
22 Apr.: `Kings and crime: ideology and practice in the tenth and twelfth centuries.'

C. FLETCHER
29 Apr.: `The language of manhood and the practice of politics in the reign of Richard II.'

J. ROSS
6 May: `The de Vere earls of Oxford in national and local politics, 1399–1509.'

K. PLOGER
13 May: `The technique of late medieval diplomacy: England and the Avignon popes c. 1342–62.'

I. FORREST
20 May: `The myth of "The Lollards".'

M. HICKS, King Alfred's College, Winchester
27 May: `King in Lords and Commons 1461–85.'

J. WEETMAN
3 June: `Testamentary piety and charity in London 1259–1320.'

J. CRICK
10 June: `Liberty and the Anglo-Saxons: some wishful thinking revisited.'

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Modern European History Research Centre

Searching for the Sixties

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

Conveners: Martin Conway (Balliol), Alexander Clarkson (Balliol), and Holger Nehring (University).

PROFESOR B. GIRVIN, Glasgow
23 Apr.: `How long were the Sixties?'

DR T. BUCHANAN
30 Apr.: `Dissolving the Cold War? The early years of Amnesty International, 1961–7.'

DR W. OSGERBY, North London
7 May: ` "Putting on the style": subculture, consumption, and social change in 1960s Britain.'

MR H. NEHRING
14 May: `The 1960s in Britain and West Germany: cultural revolution or new wine in old bottles?'

DR J.-W. MÜLLER
21 May: `The International of illusions: mapping political thought in the Sixties.'

DR A. SHAW, Hertfordshire
28 May: `Screening the Bomb: the Cold War and cinematic dissent in the 1960s.'

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MODERN HISTORY, SOCIAL SCIENCES

Oxford Seminar in Economic and Social History

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Chester Room, Nuffield College.

Conveners: Dr Robert Allen (Nuffield), Professor Paul David (All Souls), Mr Nicholas Dimsdale (Queen's), Dr Jane Humphries (All Souls), and Professor Avner Offer (All Souls).

PROFESSOR P. TEMIN, MIT
23 Apr.: `Teacher quality and the future of America.'

PROFESSOR S. BROADBERRY, Warwick
30 Apr.: `From the counting house to the modern office: explaining Anglo-American productivity in services since 1870.'

PROFESSOR LEANDRO PRADOS DE LA ESCOSURA, Carlos III, Madrid
7 May: `Economic consequences of independence in Latin America.'

PROFESSOR J. FOREMAN-PECK, HM Treasury
14 May: `Marriage and economic development 1870–1914.'

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Social and Economic History of the British Isles 1000–1600

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

Conveners: Rees Davies, Ralph Evans, Nicholas Mayhew, Pamela Nightingale, and Robert Peberdy.

J. CAMPBELL
24 Apr.: `Bede and the English economy.'

J. STEANE
1 May: `Medieval town walls and town halls. The archaeology of power.'

R. FAITH
8 May: `What on earth was the manor?'

J. BOLTON and F. GUIDI, IHR, London
15 May: `Filippo Boromei e compagni: an Italian bank in London and Bruges in the 1430s and its ledgers.'

J. THIRSK, Tonbridge, Kent
22 May: `English food 1500–1630: the context and the content.'

N. HERBERT, VCH, Gloucestershire
29 May: `Trading areas of medieval markets: the evidence from Gloucester and Wallingford.'

C. NOBLE, PRO, London
5 June: `Monastic precinctscapes: the late medieval gardens of Norwich Cathedral Priory.'

L. SMITH, Aberystwyth
12 June: `Marriage in late medieval Wales.'

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East and East–Central Europe Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Fridays in the MacGregor Room, Oriel College.

Conveners: R.J. Crampton, MA, Professor of East European History, R.J.W. Evans, MA, D.Phil., Regius Professor of Modern History, and D. Rechter (Ph.D. Jerusalem), Research Fellow, St Antony's College.

M. MEVIUS
26 Apr.: `The anti-Semitic propaganda of the Hungarian Communist Party, 1945–53.'

DR M. HOCHEDLINGER, Vienna
3 May: `The militarisation of the Habsburg monarchy, 1740–90.'

R. PARAIANU
10 May: `Anti-Semitism as a crisis of modernity: the case of Romania.'

T. GROMELSKI
17 May: `Local political elites in Poland and England in the second half of the sixteenth century.'

K. DYSA
31 May: `In the realm of gossip: the role of everyday communication and reputation in Ukrainian witchcraft trials of the eighteenth century.'

K. WILSON, SOAS, London
7 June: `Confessionalisation and the nobility of Great Poland 1587–1648.'

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MODERN HISTORY AND THE VOLTAIRE FOUNDATION

Englightenment Workshop: Freemasony in the eighteenth century

This workshop will be held on Monday, 22 April, in the Voltaire Foundation.

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

PROFESSOR P. MONOD, Middlebury College, Vermont
2.30 p.m.: `Rebuilding the Temple: mystical architecture in the eighteenth century.'

PROFESSOR V. FERRONE, Turin
4.30 p.m.: `The rights of man and republicanism in Italian Freemasonry at the end of the eighteenth century.'

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MUSIC

Graduate Students' Colloquia

M. GELBART, Berkeley, will lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Tuesday, 23 April, in the Faculty of Music, St Aldate's. Further information may be obtained from Ian Taylor, Lady Margaret Hall.

Subject: `Paramours, kings, and milkmaids: myths of origin for national music.'

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ORIENTAL STUDIES

PROFESSOR N. GARSOIAN, Columbia University, New York, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 23 April, in the Faculty Room, the Oriental Institute.

Subject: `Armenian historiography in crisis.'

PROFESSOR R. HOVANNISIAN will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 14 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Armenia: historical memory and foreign affairs.'

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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, Professor of Jewish Studies

PROFESSOR G. VERMES
23 Apr.: `Eschatological world view in the Qumran Scrolls and the New Testament.'

PROFESSOR D. EDWARDS, Puget Sound
30 Apr.: `Village society in early Roman Galilee.'

PROFESSOR S. MASON, York University, Toronto
7 May.: `Irony in Josephus' Vita and historical method.'

PROFESSOR J. SIEVERS, Pontifical Biblical Institute
14 May : `The mysterious Pharisees of the Hasmonean period.'

DR J. CAMPBELL, Bristol
21 May: `The Qumran exegetical texts in context.'

DR S. STERN, London School of Jewish Studies and SOAS
28 May: `The origins of the Patriarchate: more revisionism.'

PROFESSOR B. JACKSON, Manchester
11 June: `Some reflections on family law in the papyri.'

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SOCIAL SCIENCES

Southern African texts and contexts

The following seminars will be held in St Antony's College on the days shown. Unless otherwise indicated, they will be held at 5.15 p.m. on Tuesdays.

Further details may be obtained from Janet Pearson (telephone: Oxford (2)74470, e-mail: janet.pearson@sant.ox.ac.uk).

Conveners: Professor William Beinart and Professor Elleke Boehmer.

L. GRAHAM
23 Apr., Deakin Room: ` "Bathing area—for whites only": reading prohibitive signs and "Black Peril" in Lewis Nkosi's Mating Birds.'

S. CLINGMAN, Amherst
Thur. 25 Apr., Fellows' Dining Room: `Writing and the public sphere in South Africa.'

R. PRIMORAC, Nottingham Trent
7 May, Deakin Room: `The ambivalent spaces of the Zimbabwean war novel.'

D. KLOPPER, RAU, South Africa
21 May, Dahrendorf Room: `Arthur Nortje and the challenges of postcolonial biography.'

ZOE WICOMB, author of You Can't Get Lost in Cape Town and David's Story, and ANN HARRIES, author of Manly Pursuits
11 June, Dahrendorf Room: the writers will read from their recent work.

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Sociology Lunchtime Seminars

The following seminars will be given at 12.45 p.m. on Mondays in the Seminar Room, the Department of Sociology.

Convener: Dr Tak Wing Chan.

P. SOLIS, Texas at Austin
22 Apr.: `Work lives amid social change and continuity: occupational trajectories in Monterrey, Mexico.'

A. ABBOTT, Chicago
29 Apr.: `The idea of outcome.'

E. DAL BO
6 May: ` "Plata o Plomo?" Bribe and punishment in a theory of bad politicians.'

H. VAN WERFHORST
13 May: `The sources of political orientations in post-industrial society: social class and education revisited.'

R. ALLEN
20 May: `Simulating the demographic history of the Soviet Union: war, famine, repression, fertility transition...'

M. HEWSTONE
27 May: `Contact and conflict in Northern Ireland.'

K. ANDREWS, Harvard, and M. BIGGS
3 June: `The dynamics of protest diffusion: the 1960 sit-in movement in the American South?'

F. BILLARI, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock
10 June: `Should I stay or should I go? The impact of age norms on leaving home.'

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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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THEOLOGY

Interdisciplinary Seminars in the Study of Religions

The following seminars will be given at 3.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Examination Schools. The details given differ from those previously advertised.

Conveners: J.S.K. Ward, B.Litt., MA, Regius Professor of Divinity, and W.M. Morgan, MA status (BA Nottingham, MA Lancaster), Lecturer in the Study of Religions, Mansfield College.

DR I. HARRIS, University College of St Martin, Lancaster
30 Apr.: `Pol Pot and Buddhism: the fate of Cambodian Buddhism 1970–9.'

PROFESSOR D. ECK, Harvard
7 May: `A new religious reality: the challenges of pluralism in multireligious societies.' (Astor Lecture)

DR M. RAPHAEL, Cheltenham and Gloucester College
14 May: `Jewish women's consecration of space and time in Auschwitz: a Jewish feminist reading of the memoir literature.'

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Ian Ramsey Centre

Science, religion, and medicine: promising new directions

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

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

DR A. CHAPMAN
2 May: `The canon, the chemist, and the Dynosaurs.'

PROFESSOR R.J. BERRY, University College, London
16 May: `Adam: an ape or an angel?'

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Conference

On Thursday, 30 May, a conference on the subject `Consciousness and human responsibility' will be held in the University Museum of Natural History, 5–10 p.m. The speakers will be Lord Winston and Lord Habgood. To register, contact Dr Margaret Yee, Ian Ramsey Centre, 41 St Giles', Oxford (e-mail: margaret.yee@theology.ox.ac.uk).

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ROTHERMERE AMERICAN INSTITUTE

The Atlantic world

Unless otherwise stated, the following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Seminar Room, the Rothermere American Institute.

For details of the inaugural lecture of Professor David Hollinger, see above.

Conveners: D.W. Howe, MA, Rhodes Professor of American History, and D. Hollinger, MA, Harold Vyvyan Harmsworth Professor of American History.

PROFESSOR G. BORITT, Gettysburg College, Pennsylvania
23 Apr.: `Abraham Lincoln on race.'

PROFESSOR J. ROARK, Emory and Cambridge
30 Apr.: `The new Confederate history: decentering the soldier.'

PROFESSOR B. VANDEMARK, US Naval Academy, Annapolis
7 May: `The Manhattan Project and its contemporary legacy.'

DR G. DAVIES (leads discussion)
21 May: discussion of Professor Hollinger's inaugural lecture.

MS L. BUDREAU
28 May: `The Gold Star Mothers Pilgrimages (1930–3): the construction of American memory abroad.'

DR T.B. MCCRISKEN
Wed. 5 June: `America's place in the post-Vietnam world: American exceptionalism and the legacy of defeat.'

PROFESSOR HOWE
11 June: `Church, state, and education in antebellum America.'

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RUSKIN SCHOOL OF DRAWING AND FINE ART

John Berger Lecture

PATRICK WRIGHT will deliver the 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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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL STUDIES

Research seminars

The following research seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Mondays in Lecture Room 1, the Department of Educational Studies.

L. SAUNDERS, Policy Adviser for Research, General Teaching Council
29 Apr.: `Evidence, values, and professionalism: the GTC's research agenda.'

PROFESSOR I. SIRAJ-BLATCHFORD, Institute of Education, University of London
13 May: `Effective pedagogy and young children's learning.'

PROFESSOR T. NUNES, Oxford Brookes
20 May: `Why children sometimes learn something and then later forget it.'

PROFESSOR D. WILIAM, King's College, London
27 May: to be confirmed.

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

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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. A minibus will leave from the Playhouse, Beaumont Street, at 6.40 p.m. and 7.30 p.m., and return from Yarnton Manor at 9.45 p.m. (single fare: £1.50; students £1.10).

Convener: R. Nettler, MA status, University Research Lecturer in Oriental Studies.

AMIR OR, Helicon Society for the Advancement of Poetry in Israel
24 Apr.: `Hebrew poetry at the turn of the millennium.'

DR E. OTTOLENGHI
1 May: `Missing the target: the (not so) unforeseeable consequences of Israel's electoral reform.'

PROFESSOR S. MAYNE, Ottawa
8 May: `A rich garland: an introduction to Jewish Canadian poetry.'

PROFESSOR D. WEBER, Mount Holyoke College
15 May: `The limits of empathy: Hollywood's representation of Jews in Crossfire and Gentleman's Agreement.'

DR M. FREUD-KANDEL
22 May: `The historical role of the Chief Rabbi in Anglo- Jewry.'

DR G. ZUCKERMANN, Cambridge
29 May: `The Israeli language: Mosaic or mosaic?'

DR P. VAN BOXEL
5 June: `Censorship of Hebrew books in sixteenth-century Italy.'

FELIX POSEN
12 June: `Secular Judaism: recent developments in teaching Judaism as a culture and civilisation.'

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WELLCOME UNIT FOR THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE

Medicine and culture before 1800

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be given at 2.15 p.m. on Mondays in the Wellcome Unit, 47 Banbury Road.

Convener: M.H. Pelling, MA, M.Litt., Reader in the Social History of Medicine.

DR J. ARCHER, Warwick
22 Apr., 11 a.m.: `Women healers, recipe books, and the intellectual circle of Katherine, Lady Ranelagh (1614–91).'

DR PEG KATRITZKY, Open University
29 Apr.: ` "What manner o' thing is your crocodile?" Quack remedies from all the world and beyond.'

DR L. SMITH, Essex and Saskatchewan
13 May: ` "An account of an unaccountable distemper": describing pain in eighteenth-century England and France.'

PROFESSOR H. COOK, University College, London
20 May, 13 Norham Gardens: `Medicine and materialism in the Dutch golden age.'

MS E. LEONG
27 May: ` "The treasurie of hidden secrets": collections of medical remedies in seventeenth-century England.'

DR M. MARTIN, Warwick
10 June: `Doctoring beauty: the medical control of women's toilettes in France, 1750–1800.'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

State-building in Islam

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars, which are co-sponsored with the Oriental Institute, will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies.

PROFESSOR W. KADI, Chicago
24 Apr.: `Population census and land surveys under the Umayyads.'

DR J. JOHNS
1 May: `How to build an "Islamic" monarchy: the strange case of Norman Sicily.'

DR L. TREADWELL
8 May: `State formation in eastern Iran (third to fourth centuries AH): the case of the Samanids.'

PROFESSOR R. MOTTADEDEH, Harvard
15 May: `Prophetic and real kingship.'

PROFESSOR H. KENNEDY, St Andrews
22 May: `State formation and military pay in early Islam.'

PROFESSOR C. HILLENBRAND, Edinburgh
Thur. 30 May: `Nizam al-Mulk and the Seljuq state.'

PROFESSOR D. MORGAN, Wisconsin
5 June: `State-building in the Mongol Empire, with particular reference to the Ilkhanate.'

DR C. ROBINSON
12 June: `Islamic empire and Islamic states: comparative conclusions.'

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Islamic art and civilisational dialogue

The following seminars, which are arranged in association with the Prince's Foundation for Architecture and the Urban Environment, will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies.

PROFESSOR K. CRITCHLOW, VITA, the Prince's Foundation
25 Apr.: `The role of geometry as a universal language in Islamic art.'

DR N. SAFWAT, Visiting Lecturer, the Prince's Foundation
2 May: `Specific into universal: language into calligraphy.'

DR M. LINGS, Visiting Lecturer, the Prince's Foundation
9 May: `The universalism of the Quran.'

DR J. AZZAM, VITA, the Prince's Foundation
16 May: `The universal principles of Islamic art.'

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NISSAN INSTITUTE OF JAPANESE STUDIES

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

DR A. TAKENAKA, DR M. REBICK, and DR R. GOODMAN
26 Apr.: `Developments in the Japanese economy and society in the early twenty-first century.' (Symposium)

DR T. OGAWA
3 May: `The Japanese approach to long-term care for older people.'

PROFESSOR C. FENWICK, College of New Jersey
10 May: `Towards the construction of a general opportunity structure theory of criminality and crime: comparisons east and west.'

PROFESSOR R. KERSTEN, Leiden
17 May: `Embracing August 1945: Yoshimoto Takaaki's philosophy for transwar Japan.'

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INSTITUTO CAMOES CENTRE FOR PORTUGUESE LANGUAGE

ALAN STRATHERN will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 23 April, in the Camoes Portuguese Centre, Littlegate House (Suite 4), St Ebbe's. Enquiries should be directed to Dr Maria Joao Violante Branco (telephone: Oxford (2)86880, e-mail: maria-joao.branco@mod- langs.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `The Portuguese in Sri Lanka, 1520–1600.'

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QUEEN ELIZABETH HOUSE

Contemporary South Asia Seminar

The following seminars will be given at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in the Blackhall Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House.

Conveners: Dr Nandini Gooptu, Professor Barbara Harriss-White, and Dr Judith Heyer.

P.L. BEENA, Centre for Development Studies, Trivandrum
16 May: `Merger wave in post-liberalisation India: some reflections on a desirable competition policy.'

G. SEBASTIAN, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi
30 May: `Conceptualising the Indian variant of "fascism".'

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Economic Development Seminar

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

P. OWARE, Tromso
2 May: `Pooling versus non-pooling households: tensions in Ghana's agricultural sector reforms.'

S. CASTLES and A. HOROWITZ
6 June: `The European Union's search for a common policy on asylum and immigration.'

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Refugee Studies Centre

Seminars on Forced Migration

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

Further information may be obtained from Dominique Attala, Refugee Studies Centre, Queen Elizabeth House, 21 St Giles', Oxford OX1 3LA (telephone: Oxford (2)70722, fax: (2)70721, e-mail: rscmst@qeh.ox.ac.uk, Internet: http://www.qeh.ox.ac.uk/rsp/).

DR A. GEDDES, Liverpool
24 Apr.: `Can the EU meet its immigration challenges?'

A. HELTON, Senior Fellow, Refugee Studies and Preventive Action, and Director, Peace and Conflict Studies, Council on Foreign Relations, New York
1 May: `The price of indifference: refugees and humanitarian action in the new century.' (Followed by launch of the speaker's book recently published by OUP)

DR C. BOSWELL, Hamburg
8 May: `The EU and the prevention of migration and refugee flows: an external policy priority?'

DR E. THEILMANN, LSE
22 May: `Forced migration and the politics of burden- sharing.'

DR C. LLOYD
29 May: `Algerian narratives of exile.'

PROFESSOR M. PUGH, Plymouth
5 June: `Boat people: a special case?'

DR R. HANSEN and DR M.J. GIBNEY
12 June: `Deportation and the liberal state.'

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Colson Lecture

MEDHA PATKAR, leading activist of the Save the Narmada Movement, will deliver the Colson Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 15 May, in the Lecture Theatre, the University Museum of Natural History. The lecture will be followed by a reception.

Medha Patkar has been a central organiser and strategist of NBA, a people's movement organised to stop the construction of a series of dams planned for India's largest westward flowing river.

Subject: `Popular struggles for justice: the fifth pillar of democracy.'

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Weekend workshop: Palestinian refugees and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

This workshop will be held on 11 May and 12 May at Queen Elizabeth House, 21 St Giles'. Registration is required.

The instructors will be Dr Randa Farah, University of Western Ontario, and Fiona McKay, LLM, international human rights lawyer.

The workshop places the Palestinian refugee case study within the broader context of the international human rights regime. It will examine, within a human rights framework, the policies and practices of Middle Eastern states as they impinge upon Palestinian refugees.

Further information may be obtained from the Refugee Studies Centre (e-mail: rscmst@qeh.ox.ac.uk, telephone: Oxford (2)70272).

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Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women

Gender in social and cross-cultural perspective (amended list)

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

This notice replaces previous announcements.

Conveners: Dr Paola Heinonen and Dr Janette Davies.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In addition to the seminars listed above, Percy Oware, University of Tromso, will speak on `Tensions in agricultural sector reforms in Ghana' in the Economic Development Seminar, at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 2 May (see above).

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Audrey Richards Commemorative Lecture

DR NANCY LINDISFARNE will deliver the Audrey Richards Commemorative Lecture at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, 22 May. The venue and subject of the lecture will be announced later.

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CENTRE FOR SOCIO-LEGAL STUDIES

Bringing rights home: socio-legal perspectives on human rights in the national context

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Seminar Room, the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Wolfson College.

Conveners: Dr P. Schmidt, Adams Fellow, and Dr S. Halliday, Katzenbach Fellow, the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies.

PROFESSOR D. GALLIGAN
23 Apr.: `Human rights and their implementation.'

J. HODGSON, Warwick
30 Apr.: `Criminal justice and human rights: a comparative perspective.'

M.R. MADSEN, Centre de la Sociologie Européenne, Paris
7 May: `From transplantation to implementation: the human rights micro-revolution in the UK, Scandinavia, and France.'

C. HARVEY, Leeds
14 May: `Mainstreaming human rights in Northern Ireland.'

DR L. LAZARUS
21 May: `Too close to home? A cultural analysis of judicial review under the Human Rights Act 1998.'

DR D. MCBARNET
28 May: `Human rights and corporate responsibility.'

A. GRIFFITHS, Edinburgh
Mon. 10 June: `Human rights and the Children's Panel in Scotland.'

L. CLEMENTS, Cardiff
11 June: `Change the name and do the same: human rights, best value, and gypsies.'

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ALL SOULS COLLEGE

Chichele Lectures

All Souls and the idea of public service in the twentieth century

The Chichele Lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Old Library, All Souls College. PROFESSOR R. LOUIS, University of Texas at Austin
24 May: `Leo Amery and the post-war world, 1945–55.'

S. CRETNEY, Emeritus Fellow
31 May: `John Simon, a lawyer in politics.'

S. GREEN, Fellow
7 June: `Government by a Mallardian: All Souls and the ideal of public service in the political thought of R.H. Brand.'

PROFESSOR J. DAVIDSON, Victoria University
14 June: `Have brain, will travel: the case of W.K. Hancock.'

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BRASENOSE COLLEGE

Tanner Lectures on Human Values

Testing the US Constitution in war, in peace, and in political struggle

PROFESSOR LAURENCE TRIBE, Harvard Law School, will deliver the Tanner Lectures on Human Values at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

Mon. 20 May: `Bush v. Gore and the Constitution of political combat.'

Tue. 21 May: `The Constitution of war and peace: does Bush v. Gore still matter?'

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EXETER COLLEGE

Marett Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR ROGER JUST will deliver the Marett Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 26 April, in the Saskatchewan Lecture Room, Exeter College.

Subject: `Of fishers and boats, and sacrificial goats: interpreting the commonplace.'

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JESUS COLLEGE

Don Fowler Lecture

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

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

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MAGDALEN COLLEGE

Waynflete Lectures

The elite university and democracy

PROFESSOR SHELDON ROTHBLATT, University of California, Berkeley, will deliver the Waynflete Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Auditorium, Magdalen College.

Mon. 13 May: `The research university in Britain and America.'

Wed. 15 May: `Much ado about elites.'

Mon. 20 May: `Higher education for all?'

Wed. 22 May: `Exceptions to the rule: national differences in the twenty-first century.'

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NUFFIELD COLLEGE

African Studies Lecture

PROFESSOR K. BOTCHWEY, Harvard, will deliver the annual African Studies Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 22 April, in the Large Lecture Room, Nuffield College.

Subject: `The political economy of African development today: issues for the new millennium.'

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PEMBROKE COLLEGE

Blackstone Lecture

LORD MUSTILL, FBA, will deliver the Blackstone Lecture at 11.30 a.m. on Saturday, 4 May, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

Subject: `Margins: a right to be wrong?'

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Asian Studies Centre

South Asian History Seminars

Except where otherwise stated, the following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Deakin Room, Founder's Building, St Antony's College. Enquiries should be directed to the Asian Studies Centre (telephone: Oxford (2)74559, e-mail: asian@sant.ox.ac.uk).

Convener: D.A. Washbrook, MA, D.Phil., Reader in Modern South Asian History.

B. MAJUMDAR
23 Apr.: `Cricket in everyday practice in colonial India.'

J. KHARBANDA
30 Apr.: `Dalit politics in the modern Punjab.' (PRS presentation)

A. MORRISON
7 May: `On comparing the Tsarist Empire in central Asia and the British Empire in Northern India.'

S. SUBRAHMANYAM, Professor-elect of Indian History and Culture
Fri. 17 May: `Passion and reason: the story of Nala and Damayanti in Mughal domains.' (Venue: Dahrendorf Room—to be confirmed)

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Conference: Peace across the Taiwan Strait

This conference will be held in the Carr Room, the Founder's Building, St Antony's College. Enquiries and registration requests should be directed to Jennifer Griffiths, the South Asian Studies Centre (telephone: Oxford (2)74559, e-mail: asian@sant.ox.ac.uk).

The conference will begin at 10 a.m. on Thursday, 23 May.

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

Thursday, 23 May

Session 1: Identifying the basic problems (Chair: David Faure, St Antony's)

BIN YU, Wittenberg (presenter)
10.30 a.m.: `Driving forces behind Beijing's policy and limits of the political system.' (Discussant: Chris Hughes, LSE)

CHI SU, KMT and Tamkang, Taipei (presenter)
11.40 a.m.: `Driving forces behind Taipei's policy and domestic political constraints.' (Discussant: Steve Goldstein, Smith)


Session 2: Basis for a modus operandi? (Chair: Lynn White III, Princeton)

JIANN-FA YAN, DPP and Tamkang (presenter)
2.15 p.m.: `Taiwan's bottom line and incentives for a peaceful solution.' (Discussant: Alan Wachman, Tufts)

SUISHENG ZHAO, Denver (presenter)
3.45 p.m.: `China's bottom line and incentives for a peaceful solution.' (Discussant: Wei Zhang, Cambridge)

ALAN ROMBERG, Stimson Centre (presenter)
4.55 p.m.: `What can the US do to ease the tension?' (Discussant: Rosemary Foot, St Antony's)


Friday, 24 May

Session 3: The alternative to peace (Chair: Michael Yahuda, LSE)

JUNE TEUFEL DREYER, Miami (presenter)
10 a.m.: `China's ability to take a military option and its calculations.' (Discussants: Shixiong NI, Fudan, and Kenneth Golden, St Antony's and naval captain)

ANDREW N.D. YANG, National Sun Yat-sen, Kaohsiung (presenter)
11.45 a.m.: `Taiwan's ability to deter China or defend itself and the costs involved.' (Discussants: Jiann-jong Guo, Tamkang, and Roy Giles, St Antony's and army colonel, retired)


Session 4: Peace proposals (Chair: Harvey Feldman, the Heritage Foundation)

DR TSANG
2.10 p.m.: `Peace Proposal One.' (Discussant: Michael Hsiao, Academia Sinica)

TAI-CHUN KUO, Hoover Institution
3.45 p.m.: `Peace Proposal Two.' (Discussant: Zhongfei Zhou, Shanghal Academy of Social Science and St Antony's)


Saturday, 25 May

Session 5: round-table discussion (Chair: Dr Tsang)

DAVID FAURE, HARVEY FELDMAN, and TUOSHENG ZHANG, China Foundation for International and Strategic Studies (panellists)
9.40 a.m.: `Basis for peace.'

LYNN WHITE and MICHAEL YAHUDA (panellists)
11.30 a.m.: `Constructive steps forward.'

DR TSANG
12.50 p.m.: summing-up.

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Conference: Pakistan after 11 September

This conference, jointly organised by the Asian Studies Centre and the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, will be held on Friday, 10 May, in the Dahrendorf Room, Founder's Building, St Antony's College. The preliminary programme is given below. Enquiries should be directed to the Asian Studies Centre (telephone: Oxford (2)74559, e-mail: asian@sant.ox.ac.uk).

Conveners: Dr Zafar Cheema and Professor Mohammad Waseem.

Session 1 (11.30 a.m.–1 p.m.): Pakistan, Taliban, and the West

PROFESSOR WASEEM: `Islam and democracy in an unstable regional setting.'

D. TAYLOR: `Pakistan and the war on terrorism.' (To be confirmed)


Session 2 (2–3.30 p.m.): Pakistan and regional politics

P. BERGNE: `Post-Taliban regional situation: a central Asian perspective.'

J. GOODHAND: `Afghanistan after Taliban: challenges for Pakistan.' (To be confirmed)


Session 3 (3.45–5.15 p.m.): Pakistan in regional and global context

V. SCHOFIELD: `Kashmir: new dimensions of Indo-Pakistan relations.'

S. REHMAN: `Redefining a role for Pakistan in the twenty-first century.'

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Russian and East European Centre

Images of leadership

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Lecture Theatre, the Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies.

Conveners: R.J. Service, MA, University Lecturer in Modern Russian History, and D.R. Priestland, MA, University Lecturer (CUF) in Modern History.

DR SERVICE
22 Apr.: `The masking of Joseph Stalin.'

L. HUGHES, SSEES, London
29 Apr.: `The visual imagery of Peter the Great.'

PROFESSOR R.J. EVANS
6 May: `Kossuth and Francis Joseph: national and supranational styles of leadership.'

PROFESSOR A. BROWN
13 May: `Putin's leadership in comparative perspective: image, style, and substance.'

M. RADY, SSEES, London
20 May: `Attila: the historical image.'

P. JONES
27 May: `Iconoclasm in de-Stalinisation and de- Communisation.'

M. PERRIE, Birmingham
3 June: `Ivan the Terrible in his time.'

PROFESSOR R. CRAMPTON
10 June: `Personalities, policies, and patterns in Balkan Communist Europe.'

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ST CROSS COLLEGE

St Cross College Visiting Fellow Lecture

PROFESSOR K. LINDLEY, Professor of Early Modern British History, University of Ulster, and Visiting Fellow, St Cross College, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 7 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Religious toleration in seventeenth-century England.'

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ST HUGH'S COLLEGE

Henry Rowlatt Bickley Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR NICHOLAS MANN, Dean, School of Advanced Study, University of London, will deliver the eighteenth Henry Rowlatt Bickley Memorial Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 14 May, in the Maplethorpe Building, St Hugh's College.

Subject: `The self-conscious conscience: Petrarch's Secretum.'

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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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UNIVERSITY COLLEGE

H.L.A. Hart Memorial Lecture

THE RT. HON. LORD JUSTICE LAWS will deliver the H.L.A. Hart Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 7 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Beyond rights.'

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WOLFSON COLLEGE

The following lectures will be given at 6 p.m. on the days shown in Wolfson College.

PROFESSOR NORMAN DAVIES
Thur. 2 May, Haldane Room: `Academic versus popular history.' (Public lecture)

DR GARY WILSON
Thur. 9 May, Haldane Room: `Exploring Antarctica—the global climate engine.' (Public lecture)

DR EVA HOFFMAN
Tue. 11 June: to be announced. (Annual Isaiah Berlin Lecture)

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REGENT'S PARK COLLEGE

Centre for the Study of Christianity and Culture

God and governance: theological reflections on law-making

The following lectures will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in Regent's Park College.

JONATHAN AITKEN, former Cabinet Minister
25 Apr.: `Prison, parliamentary, and theological experiences of the criminal justice system.'

DR J. LOCKWOOD O'DONOVAN
2 May: `Rights, law, and moral community: an historical and theological perspective.'

PROFESSOR V. LOWE
9 May: `Laws of God, of nature, and of nations: the relationship between international law and religion.'

PROFESSOR W.J. WAGNER, Catholic University School of Law
16 May: `Justice William Brennan and the Ghost of St Isidore: reply to an objection.'

PROFESSOR C.D. STEVENS, Yale
23 May: `Religion, individualism, and the American compact.'

DR R. MORRIS, William Jewell College
30 May: `The good and the beautiful: toward an aesthetic theory of legal reasoning.'

PROFESSOR M. JANIS, Connecticut
6 June: `The influence of religion on the development of international law.'

PROFESSOR M.D. EVANS, Bristol
13 June: `Believing in communities and human rights, European-style.'

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NEW DICTIONARY OF NATIONAL BIOGRAPHY

DNB Seminars

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

ANTHONY HOWARD, BBC political commentator and former Times obituary editor
Thur. 2 May: `Biography and obituary.'

JANET L. NELSON, Professor of History, King's College, London
Wed. 15 May: `Writing medieval biography.'

MICHAEL BILLINGTON, theatre critic, the Guardian, and PETER THOMSON, Professor of Drama, Exeter University
Fri. 7 June: `A life in the theatre: David Garrick and Laurence Olivier.'

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OXFORD ASIAN TEXTILE GROUP

MARION MAULE will lecture at 5.45 p.m. on Wednesday, 24 April, in the Pauling Centre for the Human Sciences. Admission for visitors costs £2.

Subject: `Themes and symbols in Japanese art and textiles.'

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OXFORD ITALIAN ASSOCIATION

Lectures

The following lectures will be given as shown. For further information about the association, or about any of the lectures or events, contact the Hon. Secretary (telephone: Oxford 377479, e-mail: pmilner@clara.net).

PROFESSOR PETER ARMOUR
Fri. 24 May, 5 p.m., the Auditorium, Magdalen: `Michelangelo's Moses and the Tomb of Pope Julius' (Dorothy Rowe Memorial Lecture)

PROFESSOR MADELEINE INGLEHEARN, Guildhall School of Music and Drama
Wed. 1 May, 7.45 for 8 p.m., Mary Ogilvie Theatre, St Anne's: `Italy in the eighteenth-century London theatres.' (Dance demonstrations and talk. Admission: members £2.50, non-members £4, students under 30 free.)

GABRIELLA BLAKEY, artist
Thur. 6 June, 7.45 for 8 p.m., Pauling Human Sciences Centre: `Le figure alate e il loro significato nell'arte attraverso i secoli.' (Talk with slides, in Italian. Admission: members £1, non-members £3, students under 30 free.)

Other events

Tue. 23 Apr., 8 p.m., Rewley House Theatre: showing of Di Sica's film Matrimonio all'italiana (with subtitles). (Admission free.)

Tue. 14 May, 7.30 for 8 p.m., Trinity College: wine-tasting, `The wine roads of Italy...', with Dr Alan Milner. Admission by pre-booked ticket only, cost £7.50 each.

Tue. 28 May, 7.45 for 8 p.m., 48 Common Room, St Anne's: conservazione in italiano. Admission free.

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FRIENDS OF THE BODLEIAN

The following thirty-minute lectures will be given at 1 p.m. on the days shown in the Cecil Jackson Room, the Sheldonian Theatre. All are invited.

Wine and sandwiches will be served after the lectures at a cost of £3 per person, for which bookings should be made in advance with Mrs P.M. Sturgis, Membership Secretary, Friends of the Bodleian, Bodleian Library, Oxford OX1 3BG (telephone: Oxford (2)77234, e-mail: pms@bodley.ox.ac.uk).

DR M. KAUFFMANN
Thur. 2 May: ` "Those dustie and rustie parchement manuscriptes": the first accessions of Western manuscripts by Bodley's library.'

PROFESSOR ROY FOSTER
Tue. 21 May: `Yeats and Oxford.'

KARMA PHUNTSHO
Mon. 10 June: `The art of the book in the Tibetan Buddhist world.'

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FRIENDS OF THE PITT RIVERS MUSEUM

Beatrice Blackwood Lecture

PROFESSOR B. CUNLIFFE will deliver the Beatrice Blackwood Lecture at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, 15 May, in the Lecture Theatre, the Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory. For further information, telephone 01491 873276.

Subject: `Brittany and la vie sauvage—continuity and reinvention: Breton identity through the eyes of archaeologists, anthropologists, and folklorists.'

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