Lectures

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ROMANES LECTURE

NEIL MACGREGOR, Director, the National Gallery, will deliver the Romanes Lecture at 5.45 p.m. on Tuesday, 23 April, in the Sheldonian Theatre.

Subject: `The perpetual present: the ideal of art for all.'

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LYELL LECTURES IN BIBLIOGRAPHY

Designing Boswell's Life of Johnson

PROFESSOR BRUCE REDFORD, University of Boston, James P.R. Lyell Reader in Bibliography 2001–2, will deliver the Lyell Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following days in Lecture Theatre 2, the St Cross Building.

Fri. 3 May: `Imprinting Johnson.'

Tue. 7 May: `Representing Johnson.'

Thur. 9 May: `Dramatising Johnson.'

Tue. 14 May: `Transmitting Johnson.'

Thur. 16 May: `Taming Johnson.'

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CLARENDON LECTURES IN FINANCE

PROFESSOR M. BRENNAN will deliver the Clarendon Lectures in Finance at 5.30 p.m. on the following days in the Saïd Business School, Park End Street.

Wed. 5 June: `Trade and information.'

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

Fri. 7 June: `Information and valuation.'

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LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

ESRC Transnational Commmunity Research Programme: The cultural politics of transnationalism

The following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in the Senior Common Room, the School of Geography and the Environment.

Convener: Dr S.A. Vertovec.

J. NIELSEN, Birmingham
2 May: `Transnational Sufism: a case study.'

S. PATTIE, University College, London
9 May: `Transforming transnational narratives in Armenia.'

T. CHEESMAN, Wales
16 May: `Translational community: Kanak attack in Alemania.'

K. ROBINS, Newcastle
23 May: `Banal transnationalism.'

M. STEWART, University College, London
30 May: `Hungary's status law and issues of citizenship.'

P. DRESCH
6 June: `Debates on marriage and nationality in the United Arab Emirates.'

R. MANDEL, University College, London
13 June: `The return of the citizen in German debates on identity and nationhood.'

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

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MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Hinshelwood Lectures

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 Tuesdays and Thursdays in the the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory, commencing on Tuesday, 7 May.

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

Subject: `Facets of soft matter.'

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MEDICAL SCIENCES

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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SOCIAL SCIENCES

Winchester Visiting Lecture

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

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

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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 Thursday, 2 May, and Thursday, 16 May, in the Hood Room, St Cross College.

On Thursday, 30 May, a conference on the subject `Consciousness and human responsibility' will be held in the University Museum of Natural History, 5–9.30 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).

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

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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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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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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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ST CROSS COLLEGE

St Cross College Visiting Fellow Lecture

PROFESSOR K. LINDLEY, Professor of Early Modern 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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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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