Lectures

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CAMERON MACKINTOSH VISITING PROFESSOR OF CONTEMPORARY THEATRE

The next Cameron Mackintosh Lecture will take place at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 17 October, in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College. The lecture will take the form of a dialogue between the Cameron Mackintosh Professor, JOHN NAPIER (set designer) and THELMA HOLT (director).

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WELDON MEDAL

PROFESSOR J. FELSENSTEIN, University of Washington, Seattle, winner of the Weldon Memorial Prize 2000, will lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 30 October, in Lecture Theatre A, the Zoology/Psychology Building. Tickets are not required for admission.

Subject: `An unintentional encounter: molecular biology meets population biology.'

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LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

ESRC Transnational Communities Programme: Transnationalism and migration

The following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in the Senior Common Room, the School of Geography and the Environment. Further details of the programme may be found at http://www.transcomm.ox.ac.uk.

S. VERTOVEC
18 Oct.: `Transnational social formations.'

F. PIEKE
25 Oct.: `Configurations of Chinese migration to Europe.'

B. ANDERSON, Warwick
1 Nov.: `State, space, and human relations—the lives of migrant domestic workers.'

E. KAVECHI and A. LANE, Wales
8 Nov.: `Families and expatriate seafaring communities.'

N. AL-ALI, Sussex
15 Nov.: `Mobilisation of exile communities in post-conflict reconstruction—comparing Bosnia and Eritrea.'

A. LANE and H. SAMPSON, Wales
22 Nov.: `The ship as a transnational community.'

R. BLACK, Sussex
29 Nov.: `Transnationalism and return migration as keys to development: the case of West Africa.'

K. WILLIS, Liverpool
6 Dec.: `Expatriates: the British and Singaporeans in China.'

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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.

Conveners: L.N. Johnson, MA, David Phillips Professor of Molecular Biophysics, and M.S.P. Sansom, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Molecular Biophysics.

DR C. PONTING
19 Oct.: `The natural history of domains: origins and evolution.'

DR T. DAVIES
26 Oct.: `Structure-based design of cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitors.'

DR U.W. ARNDT, Cambridge
2 Nov.: `X-ray optics for micro-focus X-ray tubes.'

DR L. CAVES, York
9 Nov.: `Computational approaches to biomolecular mechanics.'

DR S. LEA
16 Nov.: `Structural studies of a multifunction molecule-decay accelerating factor.'

DR C. SCHOFIELD
23 Nov.: `From plant pigments to medicines—structural and mechanistic studies on enzymes.'

DR R.W. JANES, Queen Mary and Westfield College, London
30 Nov.: `Alpha-conotoxins, blockers of nicotinic acetylcholine receptors: structural templates for rational drug design.'

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MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Dyson Perrins Laboratory: Michaelmas Term Colloquium

The following seminars, which are sponsored by Bristol-Myers Squibb/Merck Sharp & Dohme, will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursdays in the Dyson Perrins Lecture Theatre. Anyone wishing to receive further information, or to arrange to meet one of the speakers, should contact Dr Véronique Gouverneur by e-mail (veronique.gouverneur@chem.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR C.A. HUNTER, Sheffield
11 Oct.: `Quantitative approaches to molecular recognition.'

PROFESSOR E. PIERS, British Columbia
18 Oct.: `New reagents and methods for organic synthesis: applications to terpenoid syntheses.'

PROFESSOR R. DUNCAN, Cardiff
25 Oct.: `Polymer therapeutics: designer macromolecules for drug and gene delivery.'

PROFESSOR M.T. CRIMMINS, North Carolina at Chapel Hill
8 Nov.: `Enantioselective synthesis of marine natural products.'

DR D. CAHARD, Rouen
15 Nov.: `A contribution to the history of cinchona alkyloids in asymmetric synthesis: polymer-supported phase-transfer catalysts and enantioselective electrophilic fluorination.'

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Dyson Perrins Laboratory: Sir Robert Robinson Memorial Lectures

PROFESSOR K.C. NICOLAOU, Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California, will lecture as follows in the Dyson Perrins Lecture Theatre.

Tue. 25 Sept., 4 p.m.: `Total synthesis in perspective.'
Wed. 26 Sept., 10 a.m.: `The CP-molecule synthetic labyrinth.'

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Department of Materials: Hume-Rothery Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR M.W. FINNIS, Belfast, will deliver the Hume-Rothery Memorial Lecture at 6.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 23 October, in Lecture Room 1, the Department of Engineering Science (Thom Building). The lecture will be followed by a buffet supper, for which places should be booked with Ms H. Fishman, the Department of Materials, Parks Road (telephone: Oxford (2)73737, e-mail: harriet.fishman@materials.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `Interatomic forces in materials.'

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Theoretical Particle Physics Seminars

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

Convener: S. Sarkar, MA, Reader in Physics.

M. ALFORD, Glasgow
19 Oct.: `Colour superconducting quark matter.'

D. LYTH, Lancaster
2 Nov.: `Density perturbations in the ekpyrotic universe.'

S. BAL, Chennai
16 Nov.: `High temperature limit of the N=2 matrix model.'

M. LAINE, Geneva
30 Nov.: `Cosmological phase transitions on the lattice.'

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MEDICAL SCIENCES

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.

PROFESSOR M. SANSOM
12 Oct.: `Using molecular simulations to explore channels and transport proteins.'

DR D. DAWBARN, Bristol Royal Infirmary
19 Oct.: `On Trk for therapeutics.'

PROFESSOR A. BRADLEY, Cambridge
26 Oct.: `Contemporary approaches to extracting function from the mouse genome.'

PROFESSOR J. SLACK, Bath
2 Nov.: `Development of the gut in Xenopus.' (Jenkinson Seminar)

PROFESSOR B. CATERSON, Cardiff
9 Nov.: `The use of monoclonal antibody technology to study the pathogenesis of degenerative disease.'

PROFESSOR S. O'RAHILLY, Cambridge
16 Nov.: `Insights into human metabolism from experiments of nature.'

DR H. BAYLIS, Cambridge
23 Nov.: `Dissecting the functions of calcium signalling molecules in Caenorhabditis elegans.'

PROFESSOR M. FERGUSON, Manchester
30 Nov.: `TGFbeta isoforms in palate development and wound healing.' (Jenkinson Seminar)

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Nuffield Department of Surgery: immunology seminars

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

PROFESSOR M. ROSE, Imperial College of Medicine
16 Oct.: `Role of autoimmunity in transplant vasculopathy following cardiac transplantation.'

PROFESSOR A. AKBAR, Royal Free and University College Medical School
23 Oct.: `Can we manipulate the function of human CD4+ CD25+ regulatory T cells?'

PROFESSOR S. KNIGHT, Imperial College School of Science Technology and Medicine
30 Oct.: `Dendritic cell:dendritic cell interactions in primary immune responses.'

PROFESSOR C. SAVAGE, Birmingham
20 Nov.: `Neutrophil-mediated endothelial cell damage in vasculitis.'

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Oxford Clinical Neuroscience Lectures

The following lectures will be given at 11.30 a.m. on Fridays in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

PROFESSOR M. SWASH, Royal London Hospital
19 Oct.: `Hysteria, simulation, and malingering.'

DR A. ROSSOR, Cardiff
9 Nov.: `Neural transplantation in Huntington's disease.'

DR M. HANNA, National Hospital
14 December: `Neurological channelopathies.'

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MODERN HISTORY

Early Modern Europe Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Fridays in the Modern History Faculty.

Conveners: R.J.W. Evans, Regius Professor of Modern History, and D.A. Parrott, MA, D.Phil., and J.C. Robertson, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturers (CUF) in Modern History.

PROFESSOR D. MACCULLOCH
12 Oct.: `The Virgin Mary and the Protestant Reformers.'

A. STRATHERN
19 Oct.: `Spiritual and temporal identities in early Portuguese- era Sri Lanka.'

MS M. SMALL
26 Oct.: `Framing the world: classical influences on sixteenth- century geographical perceptions.'

DR J. DUINDAM, Utrecht
2 Nov.: `Two princely households in perspective: Vienna and Paris/Versailles 1550–1780.'

MS I. MORETON
9 Nov.: `Imprisoning women in Ancien Régime Paris: the Maison de Force at the Salpêtrière.'

DR N. DEW, St Catharine's College, Cambridge
16 Nov.: `Colbert as Atlas, or science and cartography under Louis XIV.'

K. BALLSTADT
23 Nov.: `Diderot's natural philosophy: a re-examination of its sources.'

DR R. POERTNER, German Historical Institute
30 Nov.: `Heresy as conspiracy: Habsburg religious policy and the rise of Brandenburg-Prussia.'

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SOCIAL SCIENCES

African Studies

PROFESSOR C. BUNDY, Director, SOAS, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 12 October, in the Buttery, St Antony's College.

Subject: `Higher education in South Africa: prospects and problems.'

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THEOLOGY

Interdisciplinary seminars in the study of religions

Unless indicated otherwise, the following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in Lecture Room 2, Christ Church.

Conveners: J.S.K. Ward, B.Litt., MA, Regius Professor of Divinity, and W.M. Morgan, MA, Lecturer in World Religions, Mansfield College.

PROFESSOR M. ARGYLE
16 Oct.: `Psychological approaches to the study of religions.'

PROFESSOR E. BARKER
30 Oct., Examination Schools: `Stepping out of the ivory tower: ways in which a sociologist of religion might make a difference.' (Annual Robert Whyte Lecture)

DR M. BANKS
13 Nov.: `Visual anthropology and the study of religions.'

PROFESSOR R. ROBERTS, Lancaster
27 Nov.: `Religion and social theory: social construction and the representation of religion.'

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Professor Sir Alister Hardy FRS Memorial Lecture

DR M. JACKSON, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, North Wales NHS Trust, Bangor, will deliver the Professor Sir Alister Hardy FRS Memorial Lecture at 2.30 p.m. on Saturday, 10 November, in Wolfson College.

The lecture is sponsored by the Alister Hardy Trust and Religious Experience Research Centre.

Subject: `Creative inspiration, madness, and spiritual experience.'

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INTER-FACULTY SEMINAR

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

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

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

DR J. MCLAVERTY, Keele
15 Oct.: `Drawing a Bill on Fame: print and meaning in Pope's works.'

PROFESSOR P. MONOD, Middlebury College
29 Oct.: `Henry Fielding's Tom Jones and the crisis of Whiggism in mid-Hanoverian England.'

PROFESSOR J. UGLOW, Warwick
12 Nov.: `Vase mania: classics, culture, commerce, and display in the 1770s.'

PROFESSOR B. WORDEN, Sussex
26 Nov.: `The Great Rebellion in Whig and patriot memory, 1688–1832.'

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DEPARTMENT FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION

Day-schools

The following day-schools will be held on Saturdays in the Department for Continuing Education, Rewley House. Further information may be obtained from the Administrative Assistant, Day and Weekend Schools, OUDCE, 1 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JA (telephone: Oxford (2)70368, e-mail: ppdayweek@conted.ox.ac.uk).

22 Sept.: `The reinvention of race: from immigration controls to asylum policy.'

3 Nov.: `The new rights culture.'

26 Jan.: `The tyranny of health.'

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EUROPEAN HUMANITIES RESEARCH CENTRE

The politics of opera: Wagner and his aftermath

This one-day conference will be held on Thursday, 4 October, in the Old Library, All Souls College. There is no registration fee, but as space is limited those wishing to attend are asked to notify Margaret Lord at All Souls College, preferably by e-mail (margaret.lord@all- souls.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR M. BOWIE and DR R. BARTLETT
10.15 a.m.: Welcome and introduction.

Morning session (10.30 a.m.–12.30 p.m.)

PROFESSOR C. WALTON, Pretoria: `Wagner, Wesendonck, and the politics of patronage.'

DR R. ALLEN: `Houston Stewart Chamberlain and the Wagnerian doctrine of regeneration.'

DR M. ALMOND: `Wagner and Nietzsche: genealogy of their contrasting reputations.'


Afternoon session (2–4 p.m.)

T. SIDDIQUI: `Aftermath made visible: the politics of staging Wagner.'

DR P. FRANKLIN: `Politics in post-Wagnerian opera in Germany and Austria: Pfitzner and Schreker.'

PROFESSOR J. DEATHRIDGE, King's College, London: `Richard Strauss and the broken dream of the modern.'


Round-table discussion (4.30–5.30 p.m.)

PATRICK CARNEGY (leading discussion): `The politics of Wagner.'

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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 Yarnton Manor. All are welcome to attend.

Transport by the OCHJS minibus will be provided from the Playhouse, Beaumont Street, at 6.40 and 7.45 p.m., returning at 9.45 p.m. A single fare costs £1.50 (students £1.10).

Convener: G. Abramson, MA, Cowley Lecturer in Post-Biblical Hebrew.

PROFESSOR J. FRAKES, Southern California
10 Oct.: `An anthology of Old Yiddish: audience and method.'

DR G.S. PAULSSON, Imperial War Museum, London
17 Oct.: `Secret city: the hidden Jews of Warsaw, 1940–5.'

PROFESSOR J. DUHAIME, Montreal
24 Oct.: `A prayer for the eschatological war from the Dead Sea Scrolls' (1QM xi 1–12).'

DR S. HONIGMAN, Tel Aviv
31 Oct.: `The "Letter of Aristeas" and the origins of the Septuagint: a new approach to old issues.'

DR E. DVORJETSKI, Haifa
7 Nov.: `Thermo-mineral waters in the Eastern Mediterranean Basin: historical, archaeological, and medicinal aspects.'

PROFESSOR Y. MURATA, Toho University, Chiba, Japan
14 Nov.: `Taming the paradox: poems of Yehuda Amichai.'

DR J. WEINBERG, Leo Baeck College
21 Nov.: `A sixteenth-century Italian Jew reads the Gospels.'

RABBI D.H. LINCOLN, Senior Rabbi, Park Avenue Synagogue, New York
28 Nov.: `The legal status of Karaites in the light of Halacha.'

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WELLCOME UNIT FOR THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE

Science, technology, and medicine

The following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Mondays in the Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 47 Banbury Road. All are welcome to attend.

W. BYNUM, Wellcome Centre, University College, London
8 Oct.: `Science and the practice of medicine in the nineteenth century.'

V. QUIRKE, Oxford Brookes
15 Oct.: `Expert networks: clinical researchers and pharmaceutical innovation in twentieth-century Britain.'

P. SUMMERLY, Wellcome Centre for the History of Medicine, Glasgow
22 Oct.: `Visual pathology: a case study in the history of clinical photography in Glasgow.'

D. NICHOLSON, Wellcome Centre for the History of Medicine, Glasgow
29 Oct.: `The development of obstetric ultrasound in the Western Isles of Scotland.'

J. ANDERSON and F. NEARY, Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, Manchester
5 Nov.: `Innovative health technologies: innovation, assessment, and hip prosthesis.'

I. MORUS, Queen's, Belfast
12 Nov.: `Out on the fringe: defining a place for Victorian medical electricity.'

R. HARRINGTON, York
19 Nov.: `Anatomising the accident: railway spine revisited.'

V. WALSH
26 Nov.: `Electromagnetism and the mind: a hundred years of brain stimulation.'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES AND THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL AND CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY

The anthropology of Muslim societies

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies.

PROFESSOR D. EICKELMAN
11 Oct.: `Global and local Islam.'

18 Oct.: `Knowledge, memory, and authority: Oman and the Arabian peninsula.' PROFESSOR M. TALIB
25 Oct.: `Negotiating Islamic authority and local Sufi practices.'

DR W. ARMBRUST
1 Nov.: `Ritual time and leisure time: Ramadan in the age of television.'

PROFESSOR R. TAPPER, SOAS
8 Nov.: `Marking an Islamic identity: the media and the Taliban 2001.'

PROFESSOR M. TALIB
15 Nov.: `Madrassa in the constitution of the Muslim community in India.'

Z. HIRJI
22 Nov.: `Discursive geographies: the genealogical histories of a Muslim family network around the Indian Ocean.'

PROFESSOR D. PARKIN
29 Nov.: `The anthropology of Muslim societies: some modest notes towards a conclusion.'

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REFUGEE STUDIES CENTRE

Seminars on forced migration

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

J. OWEN-DAVIS, University College, London
10 Oct.: `Information, information, information: the life-blood of disaster relief.'

DR T. KAISER, SOAS, London
24 Oct.: `Participation or consultation: a "beneficiary based" evaluation of UNHCR's programme for Sierra Leonean and Liberian refugees in Guinea, June–July 2000.'

DR J. HUYSMANS, Kent
31 Oct.: `Nato and refugees: the importance of shape-shifting in the European security complex.'

DR G. VERDIRAME
7 Nov.: `UN accountability for violations of human rights.'

DR J. BOYDEN
14 Nov.: ` "A residual fear of children": childhood transformations and theoretical challenges in the context of war and displacement.'

S. MELZAK, Principal Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Medical Council for Victims of Torture
21 Nov.: `The internal and external worlds of children and young people in exile.'

A. VAUX, author of The Selfish Altruist
28 Nov.: `Humanitarianism: is motivation important?'

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Harrell-Bond Lecture

PROFESSOR H. HONGJU KOH, Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law, Yale Law School, will deliver the Harrell-Bond Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 17 October, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Why nations obey international law: a view from the trenches.'

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TRANSPORT STUDIES UNIT

Oxford Seminar Series in Transport Studies

Except where otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 5.15 p.m. on Mondays in the Transport Studies Unit, 11 Bevington Road. Spaces are limited. Those wishing to attend are asked to contact Sylvia Boyce (telephone: Oxford (2)74715, e-mail: sylvia.boyce@tsu.ox.ac.uk).

J. PRESTON, Transport Studies Unit
Tue. 2 Oct., Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's, 5 p.m.: `On track or off the rails? A comparative assessment of railway reforms in Britain and the rest of the world.' (St Anne's Domus Seminar)

G. PARKHURST, University College, London
8 Oct.: `Road transport policy, new technologies, and the future of motoring taxation.'

G. STOKES, Steer Davies Gleave
15 Oct.: `Rural transport policy—is there such a thing?'

P. GRANT, Faraday Partnership in Automotive and Aerospace Materials
22 Oct.: `Lighter, cleaner, cheaper: how can science better impact the transport sector?'

P. HEADICAR, Oxford Brookes
29 Oct.: `Actually reducing car use: why it's needed and how it can be done.'

M. SAKO, Saïd Business School
5 Nov.: `Can we build a modular car? Findings from the International Motor Vehicle Program.'

W. BRADSHAW, Wolfson
12 Nov., Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's, 5 p.m.: `Transport, the environment, and Oxford.' (Hoskins Lecture)

S. NEW, Saïd Business School
19 Nov.: `Supply chain management and transport.'

T. HOLVAD, Transport Studies Unit
26 Nov.: `Assessing the regulatory structure of urban public transport in Europe.'

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LADY MARGARET HALL

Canada Seminars

MR JOHN DUNBABIN, Reader in Politics and Vice-Principal, St Edmund Hall, will lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Thursday, 1 November, in the Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret Hall.

There will be an opportunity to meet the speaker informally afterwards. All are welcome. Further information may be obtained from Vanessa Windsor, Lady Margaret Hall (telephone: Oxford (2)74302, e-mail: vanessa.windsor@lmh.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `Manifest Destiny ends here: the making of the US–Canadian border.'

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Elliott Lecture

THE RT. HON. ROBIN COOK, PC, MP, will deliver the Elliott Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 9 November, in the Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Subject: `Globalisation: curse or boon?'

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OXFORD ITALIAN ASSOCIATION

Lectures

The following lectures will be held at 7.45 for 8 p.m. on Thursdays in the Mary Ogilvie Theatre, St Hugh's College (unless otherwise stated). Admission costs £1 for members and £3 for non-members; free admission for students under thirty.

For further information telephone Oxford 377479 or 559509, or e-mail: pmilner@clara.net. DR E. SENICI
11 Oct.: `Verdi and Italian history.'

DR J. TOMS
8 Nov., Pauling Centre for Human Sciences, 58 Banbury Road: `The banquet in Etruscan art.'

DR D. BOSWELL
29 Nov.: `The British in Sicily and their Edwardian villas.'

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Other events

Thur. 18 Oct., 8 p.m., Rewley House Theatre, Wellington Square: showing of film Pane e Tulipani (Soldini). No subtitles. Admission free.
Tue. 30 Oct., 7.45 for 8 p.m., Pauling Centre for Human Sciences, 58 Banbury Road: conversazione in italiano (admission free).

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