Lectures

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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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J.W. JENKINSON MEMORIAL LECTURE

PROFESSOR ENRICO COEN, John Innes Centre, Norwich, will deliver a Jenkinson Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 27 May, in the Large Lecture Theatre, the Department of Plant Sciences. Tickets are not required for admission. Refreshments will be served after the lecture.

Subject: `From genes to morphogenesis in plants.'

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MEYERSTEIN LECTURE

PROFESSOR P. ZANKER, Pisa and Munich, will deliver the Meyerstein Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 5 June, in the Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's College.

Subject: `Myth, emotion, and visual superlatives in Roman sarcophagi.'

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MAURICE LUBBOCK MEMORIAL LECTURE

ANTHONY FITZPATRICK, F.R.ENG., Arup Americas, will deliver the twenty-eighth Maurice Lubbock Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 24 May, in Lecture Room 1, the Department of Engineering Science.

Subject: `In pursuit of creative interaction: synergistic design from the Sydney Opera House to the London Millennium Bridge.'

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CLASSICS

Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama

COLIN TEEVAN, playwright, translator, and academic, will lecture at 2.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 29 May, in the Headley Lecture Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum.

Subject: `Inventing the Greek.'

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COMMITTEE FOR COMPARATIVE PHILOLOGY AND GENERAL LINGUISTICS

PROFESSOR ANDREW GARRETT, University of California at Berkeley, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 4 June, in the Centre for Linguistics and Philology, Walton Street.

Convener: A. Morpurgo Davies, MA, Professor of Comparative Philology.

Subject: `Disentangling the Yurok language: linguistics and philology in north-western California.'

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MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

PROFESSOR JOEL PRIMACK, University of California, Santa Cruz, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 27 May, in Lecture Room 4, New College. Further information may be obtained from http://www-astro.physics.ox.ac.uk/~ddek/discovery.html.

Subject: `Star Wars means space debris: a battlefield that will last forever.'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Mio Cid symposium in honour of Sir Peter Russell: `Some Problems of Diplomatic' fifty years on

This symposium will be held on Tuesday, 11 June, 10.30 a.m.–5.45 p.m., in St Peter's College.

Conveners: A.D. Deyermond, MA, D.Litt., Emeritus Professor of Spanish, Queen Mary College, London; I.D.L. Michael, MA, King Alfonso XIII Professor of Spanish Studies; D.G. Pattison, MA, D.Phil., Reader in Spanish; and E.A. Southworth, MA, University Lecturer in Spanish.

Morning session (Professor Deyermond presiding)

PROFESSOR DEYERMOND
10.45 a.m.: introduction.

DR J.C. BAYO JULVE, Manchester
11 a.m.: `La datación de Cantar de Mio Cid y sus implicaciones para la evolución de la épica medieval hispánica.'

PROFESSOR J.N.H. LAWRANCE, Manchester
11.45 a.m.: `Chivalry in Mio Cid.'

EMERITUS PROFESSOR SIR PETER RUSSELL
12.30 p.m.: `How the problems of diplomatic in Cid came to interest me.'

Early afternoon session (Dr Pattison presiding)

PROFESSOR D. HOOK, Bristol
2 p.m.: ` "De minimis non curat lex": some peculiar points in the Poema de Mio Cid.'

PROFESSOR R. PENNY, Queen Mary College, London
2.45 p.m.: `Dialect contact, koineization, and the language of the Poema de Mio Cid.'

Late afternoon session (Professor Michael presiding)

DR L.M. HAYWOOD, Cambridge
3.45 p.m.: `Symbolic space and landscape in the Poema de Mio Cid.'

DR M.J. DUFFELL, Queen Mary College, London
4.30 p.m.: `Don Rodrigo and Sir Gawain: family resemblance or convergent development?'

PROFESSOR MICHAEL
5.30 p.m.: summing-up.

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MUSIC

Graduate Students' Colloquia

BEATE WILLMA, King's College, London, will lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Tuesday, 28 May, in the Music Faculty. Enquiries should be directed to Ian Taylor, Lady Margaret Hall.

Subject: `In dialogue with Henze, Nono, Hartmann: reflections on music in the writings of Ingeborg Bachmann.'

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SOCIAL SCIENCES

African Studies Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Fellows' Dining Room, St Antony's College.

Convener: W. Beinart, MA, Rhodes Professor of Race Relations.

D. COPLAN, Witwatersrand
30 May: `Popular religion in the Lesotho/South African borderlands.' (To be confirmed)

D. TEVERA, Zimbabwe
6 June: `Confronting the legacy of urban poverty and inequality in Zimbabwe: the case of Harare.'

B. KNIGHTON, Oxford Centre for Mission Studies
13 June: `Historical ethnography and the collapse of Karamojong culture: premature reports of trends.'

J. NHONGO-SIMBANEGAVI, Zimbabwe
20 June: `Transnational women and nationalist men: female immigrants in twentieth-century South Africa.'

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THEOLOGY

Ian Ramsey Centre

Consciousness and human responsibility

This conference will be held on Thursday, 30 May, 5–10 p.m., in the University Museum of Natural History. The speakers will be Lord Robert Winston and Lord John Habgood.

Registration costs £12.50, and admission will be by ticket only. Applications for registration, showing, name, address, date sent, number of tickets required, and the amount enclosed (payment only by cheque), should be sent to Dr M. Yee, Late Afternoon Conference, Ian Ramsey Centre, 41 St Giles', Oxford OX1 3LW (e-mail: margaret.yee@theology.ox.ac.uk). Enquiries should be directed to Dr Yee.

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ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM

May Beattie Memorial Lecture in Carpet Studies

JOHN MILLS will deliver the second May Beattie Memorial Lecture in Carpet Studies at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 29 May, in the Headley Lecture Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum.

Subject: `From glory to decadence: rug-weaving in southern Spain up to 1700.'

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INSTITUTE FOR CHINESE STUDIES

China Research Seminar (amended list)

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in Room 207, the Institute for Chinese Studies.

As Mr Xiyi Huang has been unable to attend, the details of the 30 May meeting are now as given below, and replace those published in the Gazette of 9 May (p. 1162).

L. BOSSEN, McGill
23 May: `China's missing girls: the case of Lu village.'

YANG XIAO, Middlebury College, Vermont
30 May: `Modernity and historicism: Liang Qichao and the historian's virtue of truthfulness.'

C. DEFOORT, Leuven
6 June: `The idea of "Zhengming" in the Shizi.'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

PROFESSOR CAROLE HILLENBRAND, Edinburgh, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 30 May, in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies.

Subject: `Nizam al-Mulk and the Seljuq state.'

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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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BALLIOL COLLEGE

Leonard Stein Lectures

The social foreground of Israeli–Palestinian relations

PROFESSOR BERNARD WASSERSTEIN, Glasgow, will deliver the Leonard Stein Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Wed. 5 June: `Demography.'

Fri. 7 June: `Sociology.'

Tue. 11 June: `Geography.'

Fri. 15 June: `Social dynamics of political change.'

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GREEN COLLEGE

Alan Emery Lecture 2002

DR DAVID HILTON-JONES will deliver the Alan Emery Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 6 June, in the E.P. Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green College.

Subject: `Muscular dystrophy—evolution of a concept (but whither the patient?).'

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LADY MARGARET HALL

Canada Seminars

H.E. MR RAYMOND CHRÉTIEN, Canadian Ambassador to France, will lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Thursday, 30 May, in the Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret Hall. There will be an opportunity to meet the speaker informally afterwards. Enquiries should be directed to Vanessa Windsor, Lady Margaret Hall (telephone: Oxford (2)74302, e-mail: vanessa.windsor@lmh.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `Canada, France, and Europe: is the Atlantic Ocean shrinking?'

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Hamid Enayat Lecture

PROFESSOR E. ABRAHAMIAN, City University of New York, will deliver the nineteenth Hamid Enayat Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 30 May, in the New Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College. The lecture will be followed by a reception.

Subject: `The US media and the present crisis in the Middle East.'

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European Studies Centre

Russian–German relations in the twentieth century: a closed chapter?

Amended notice

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

The seminar by Reinhard Mueller, scheduled for 24 May, has been cancelled. The series will continue with the seminar by Peter Jahn on 31 May.

Convener: K. Schlögel (D.Phil. Free University, Berlin), Stifterverband Visiting Fellow.

P. JAHN, Berlin
31 May: `Facing the Ostfront. The other war and Russophobia in German memory.'

J. REICH, Berlin
7 June: `Escape from the GDR, Back to the USSR. Russia in the horizon of the DGR intelligentsia.'

K. SEGBERS, Berlin
14 June: `Russia–Germany: future perspectives.'

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WOLFSON COLLEGE

Isaiah Berlin Lecture 2002

DR E. HOFFMAN will deliver the annual Isaiah Berlin Lecture at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, 11 June, in the Hall, Wolfson College. The lecture will be open to the public.

Subject: `The romance of difference and the question of tolerance today.'

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NEW DICTIONARY OF NATIONAL BIOGRAPHY

DNB Seminars

MICHAEL BILLINGTON, theatre critic, the Guardian, and PETER THOMSON, Professor of Drama, Exeter University, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 7 June, in the Rainolds Room, Corpus Christi College,

Subject: `A life in the theatre: David Garrick and Laurence Olivier.'

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SOCIETY FOR THE HISTORY OF MEDIEVAL TECHNOLOGY AND SCIENCE

DR B. HALL, Institute for History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, University of Toronto, will give an illustrated lecture at 2.30 p.m. on Saturday, 8 June, in the Institute of Archaeology. New members are welcome.

Subject: `European gunpowder 1250–1600: from oriental curiosity to critical war matériel.'

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OXFORD ITALIAN ASSOCIATION

Rowe Memorial Lecture

Amended notice

DR JON WHITELEY, Department of Western Art, Ashmolean Museum, will deliver the Rowe Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 24 May, in the Grove Auditorium, Magdalen College.

Dr Whiteley will deliver the lecture in place of Professor P.J. Armour, who is unable to attend due to illness.

Subject: `Michelangelo's Moses and the tomb of Julius II.'

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OXFORD LYCEUM

The following lectures will be given as shown.

IAN DAVIS, Managing Director, McKinsey and Company
Tue. 28 May, 5.30 p.m., Convocation House: `Do businesses have a responsibility to society?'

PROFESSOR FRANK MICHELMAN, Harvard Law School
Thur. 30 May, 5 p.m., Arts Room, Trinity College: `Reflections on "Higher Law" constitutionalism.'

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