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INAUGURAL LECTURE

Professor of English Private Law

PROFESSOR E.G. MCKENDRICK will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 4 March, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

Subject: `The common law at work: the saga of Panatown v McAlpine.'

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SPEAKER'S LECTURES IN BIBLICAL STUDIES 2001–2

PROFESSOR BRIAN OLIVER MURDOCH, Professor of German, University of Stirling, will deliver the Speaker's Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Examination Schools.

29 Jan.: `Bedevilling Paradise.'

30 Jan.: `What Adam and Eve did next.'

31 Jan.: `Lamech and the other Lamech.'

5 Feb.: `Noah, the navigator, and the vintner.'

6 Feb.: `The Tower of Babel and the courteous vengeance.'

7 Feb.: `Patriarchal trickery: Jacob and Joseph.'

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CLASSICS

What's new in Aegean prehistory?

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Lower Lecture Room, Lincoln College.

Convener: J. Bennet, MA, Sinclair and Rachel Hood Lecturer in Aegean Prehistory.

C. BROODBANK, UCL, and V. KYRIATZI, British School at Athens
28 Jan.: `The first "Minoans" of Kythera revisited.'

P. HALSTEAD, Sheffield
4 Feb.: `Texts, bones, and herders: exploring the Mycenean palatial economy.'

T. WHITELAW, UCL
11 Feb.: `Alternative pathways to complexity in early Bronze Age Crete.'

Y. HAMILAKIS, Southampton
18 Feb.: `The demise of "palaces"? Rethinking the social and political geography of Neopalatial Crete.'

L. PRESTON, Cambridge
25 Feb.: `Mortuary archaeology in Late Minoan Crete: a case study on the use of larnakes.'

L. MORGAN, Bristol
4 Mar.: `The hunt frieze at Tell el Dab'a: Aegean painting in Egypt.'

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Classical Archaeology: lecture

PROFESSOR FRIEDHELM PRAYON, University of Tübingen, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 15 February, in the Headley Lecture Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum.

Convener: M.J. Vickers, MA, Reader in Archaeology.

Subject: `Excavations at Castellina del Marangone, an Etruscan settlement near Civitavecchia.'

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Ancient History: lecture

DR M. WECOWSKI, University of Warsaw, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 8 February, in the Fraenkel Seminar Room, Corpus Christi College.

Convener: J.T. Ma, BA, D.Phil., University Lecturer (CUF) in Ancient History.

Subject: `The hedgehog and the fox: form and thought in the Prologue to Herodotus' Histories.'

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Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama

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

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

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

American Literature

The following lectures will be given on the days and at the times stated.

Convener: R.L. Bush, MA, Drue Heinz Professor of American Literature.

PROFESSOR JONATHAN FREEDMAN, Professor of English, University of Michigan, will lecture as follows in the St Cross Building.

Weeks 1–5, Wed. 12 noon, Lecture Room 2: `The American novel from 1870 to the present.'

Weeks 1–5, Thur. 12 noon, Room 10: `American literature and culture: 1880–1920.'

Mon. 28 Jan., 5 p.m., Room 11: ` "Information wants to be free": the house of mirth, the information economy, and the racialisation of knowledge.'


PROFESSOR SARA BLAIR, Professor of English, University of Michigan, will lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 6 February, in the New Seminar Room, St John's College.

Subject: `Harlem and the genres of afterlife.'


PROFESSOR CRISTANNE MILLER, Professor of English, Claremont College, will lecture at 2 p.m. on Thursday, 7 February, in Room 11, the St Cross Building.

Subject: `Marianne Moore.'


PROFESSOR CRISTINA GIORCELLI, University of Rome, will lecture as follows.

Tue. 12 Feb., 2 p.m., Lecture Room 2, St Cross Building: `William Carlos Williams.'

Wed. 13 Feb., 5.15 p.m., New Seminar Room, St John's: `Edith Wharton in black and white.'

Thur. 14 Feb., 2 p.m., Room 11, St Cross Building: `Louis Zukofsky.'


PROFESSOR EVANGELINE MORPHOS, Columbia University, will lecture at 4 p.m. on 12, 13, and 14 February, in Room 10, the St Cross Building.

Subject: `Twentieth-century American drama.'

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Romantic Realignments

DR MICHAEL PHILLIPS will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 7 February, in the High Street Lecture Room, University College. Further information may be obtained from Luisa Cale, University College (e-mail: luisa.cale@univ.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `William Blake, Lambeth, and the Terror.'

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LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

School of Geography and the Environment: Research Seminars

The following seminars will be given at 11.30 a.m. on Tuesdays in the Senior Common Room, the School of Geography and the Environment.

DR A. MOSCARIELLO, Cambridge, and Shell UK Exploration and Production
29 Jan.: `Controls on alluvial fan processes and sedimentary record, examples from dry and wet climates.'

PROFESSOR J.R. SHORT, Syracuse
5 Feb.: `Globalisation and the city: deepening the theory.'

DR A. CURRY, University of Hertfordshire
12 Feb.: `Evolution and destruction of rockfall talus in South Wales.'

DR S. PILE, Open University
19 Feb.: `Cities of the dead and the undead.'

DR W. MURPHY, Leeds
26 Feb.: `Shake, rattle, and roll—new questions raised by recent earthquake-induced landslides.'

PROFESSOR R. SENNETT, LSE
5 Mar.: to be announced.

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Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology

Ethnicity and Identity Seminar: Body and self: bodily modification and the representation of identity

The following seminars will be held at 11 a.m. on Fridays in the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology.

Conveners: Shirley Ardener, Dr Elizabeth Ewart, and Dr Ian Fowler.

DR EWART
25 Jan.: `Painted bodies, beautiful persons: the significance of body painting among Panará people in central Brazil.'

DR N. ARGENTI, Brunel
1 Feb.: `Masking—what does it hide and what does it reveal? Lessons from Cameroon.'

S. ARDENER and L. TITCHNER, Lionel's Tattoo Studio, Oxford
8 Feb.: `Needle painting: the tattooing scene in Oxford and the UK.'

DR P. HEINOMEN and S. ARDENER
15 Feb.: `Body piercing and piercers in social and cross-cultural perspective.'

F. ARMITAGE
22 Feb.: `The myth and contemporary reality in the "ringing" of women's necks among Padaung people of Burma.'

DR A. SHAW, Brunel
1 Mar.: `Reading the face: the popular and the medical gaze.'

PROFESSOR DAVID and DR P. TURTON
8 Mar.: `Lip plates and globalisation among the Mursi (Ethiopia).'

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MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Department of Earth Sciences: Monday seminars

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

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

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

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

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Department of Earth Sciences: Friday lectures

The following lectures will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Fridays in the Department of Earth Sciences.

Details of the 8 February lecture will be announced later.

A. DEUSS
25 Jan.: `Seismological observations of mantle discontinuities and comparison with tectonics and mantle mineralogy.'

M. STAUBWASSER
1 Feb.: `The prospects of dating Holocene marine carbonates by 226Ra/Ba ratios.'

D. HATZFELD, LGIT, Grenoble
15 Feb.: `Some seismological constraints in the geodynamics of the Aegean.'

S. LAMB
22 Feb.: `A tale of two lithospheres: using helium to look deep beneath Tibet and the Andes.'

M. TRAUTH, Potsdam
1 Mar.: `East African climate leads Northern Hemisphere deglaciation at Termination II: the older Lake Naivasha history.'

J.P. MORGAN, Kiel
8 Mar.: `Serpentinisation, deserpentinisation, and bending and unbending of subducting slabs.'

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Theoretical Particle Physics Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Fridays in the Lecture Theatre, the Denys Wilkinson Building.

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

PROFESSOR M. QUIROS, Madrid
25 Jan.: `A light Higgs from extra dimensions.'

PROFESSOR I. SHAPIRO, Zaragoza
8 Feb.: `Anomaly induced inflation.'

DR J. WHEATER
22 Feb.: `Matrix string theories.'

PROFESSOR R. BRANDENBERGER, CERN
8 Mar.: `Brane gas cosmology.'

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Department of Materials: colloquia

Unless otherwise indicated, the following colloquia will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Hume Rothery Lecture Theatre.

Convener: J.L. Hutchison, MA status, Reader in Materials.

DR J. SLOAN
24 Jan.: `1-D crystal growth inside single-wall carbon nanotubes.'

PROFESSOR S. MANN, Bristol
31 Jan.: `Synthesis and self-assembly of nanoparticle arrays and nanostructures.'

PROFESSOR J. CHAPMAN, Glasgow
7 Feb.: `Magnetism reversal in multilayers—how TEM (and a simple model) can help.'

PROFESSOR P. COVENEY, Queen Mary and Westfield College, London
14 Feb.: `From micro to macro in the age of e-science.'

DR P. MUMMERY, Manchester Materials Science Centre
21 Feb.: `Applications of X-ray microtomography in materials science.'

DR T. TODOROV, Queen's, Belfast
28 Feb.: `Simulation of current-carrying nanostructures.'

DR I. RAY, Institute for Transuranium Elements, Karlsruhe, Germany
7 Mar.: `Nuclear forensic science—combating illicit trafficking in nuclear materials.'

PROFESSOR D. SROLOVITZ, Princeton
Mon. 11 Mar. (special additional seminar): `Solute effects in grain boundary and dislocation motion.'

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Theoretical Chemistry Group Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the New Seminar Room, the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory (20.12, opposite the Main Lecture Theatre).

Convener: P.A. Madden, MA, Professor of Chemistry.

DR N. GIDOPOULOS, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
4 Feb.: `Ensemble density functional theory for excited states.'

DR I. BURGHARDT, ENS, Paris
11 Feb.: `Approximate quantum dynamics for complex molecular systems: multiconfigurational methods.'

PROFESSOR D. PETTIFOR
18 Feb.: `Bond-order potentials: bridging electronic and atomistic modelling.'

DR M. GLOSSOP
4 Mar.: `Recent developments of the local moment approach.'

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MEDICAL SCIENCES

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.

Details of the 26 February seminar will be announced later.

PROFESSOR R. PHILLIPS
29 Jan.: to be announced.

DR M. CASTRO-ALAMANCOS, McGill
5 Feb.: `Does your cortex communicate with your thalamus when you are awake?'

S.J. MOSS, University College, London
12 Feb.: `Functional modulation and membrane stabilisation of GABA receptors.'

DR P. THORN, Cambridge
19 Feb.: to be announced.

PROFESSOR S. DUNNETT, Cardiff
5 Mar.: `Functional repair of the neostratium by striatal transplants: mouse, rat, monkey, and man.'

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Nuffield Department of Surgery: immunology seminars

The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Seminar Room, the Nuffield Department of Surgery, Level 6, the John Radcliffe Hospital.

Anyone who wishes to arrange to talk to one of the speakers should contact Andrew Bushell (telephone: 21301).

PROFESSOR M. ALISON, Imperial College, London
5 Feb.: `Liver stem cells—realising their therapeutic potential.'

DR N. ROGERS, Imperial College, London
12 Feb.: `Costimulation in allogeneic and xenogeneic systems: the relative contributions of CD80, CD86, and CD40.'

DR C. HAWRYLOWICZ, King's College, London
19 Feb.: `Immunosuppressive drugs and regulatory T cells in allergy and asthma.'

PROFESSOR M. KEMENY, GKT School of Medicine, London
26 Feb.: `The CD8–DC axis in the regulation of Th1 and Th2 type immune responses in allergy.'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

The Poetry of Greek Song

ILIAS ANDRIOPOULOS, composer, and DAVID CONNOLLY, translator, will discuss musical settings of modern Greek poetry and present a programme of songs performed by Spyros Sakkas (baritone) and Thodoris Economou (piano), at 7.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 29 January, in the Grove Auditorium, Magdalen College.

Note: this notice replaces the notice which appeared under the heading `Musical settings of Modern Greek poetry', in the Gazette of 10 January (p. 602).

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Italian Graduate Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in Room T7, 47 Wellington Square.

Convener: M.L. McLaughlin, MA, D.Phil., Fiat–Serena Professor of Italian Studies.

PROFESSOR J. USHER, Edinburgh
5 Feb.: `The ghost in the machine: Primo Levi, computers, and creativity.'

DR S. DAMIANI, Rome
19 Feb.: `Ermeneutica dell'esistenza umana ed identità narrativa in Primo Levi.'

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MODERN HISTORY

Problems in the History of Science and Technology

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the History of Science and Technology Seminar Room, the Modern History Faculty Building.

Convener: R. Fox, MA, D.Phil., Professor of the History of Science.

T. SCHEINFELDT
24 Jan.: `Science, history, and hope at the British Empire Exhibition 1924–5.'

T. MYLLYNTAUS, Helsinki
31 Jan.: `Discovering Switzerland—internationalisation of Nordic technical students prior to World War II.'

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Additional seminar

EMILIO QUEVEDO, Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine and the National University of Colombia, Bogotá, will lecture on a date to be announced in the Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine.

Conveners: R. Fox, MA, D.Phil., Professor of the History of Science, and M. Harrison, MA, D.Phil., Director, the Wellcome Unit.

Subject: `International wealth and local negotiation: the Rockefeller Foundation and British public health, 1913–39.' (Provisonal title)

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MODERN HISTORY, SOCIAL SCIENCES

Seminar in Economic and Social History

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in All Souls College.

Conveners: R.C. Allen (Ph.D. Harvard), Reader in Recent Social and Economic History, P.A. David, MA, Professor of Economics and Economic History, and A. Offer, MA, D.Phil., Chichele Professor of Economic History.

DR C. MACLEOD, Bristol
29 Jan.: `The price of invention: counting the cost of patents in Victorian Britain.'

PROFESSOR J. DAVIS
5 Feb.: `Founder's kin at All Souls College.'

DR W. ELTIS
12 Feb.: `Lord Overstone and the establishment of nineteenth- century monetary orthodoxy.'

PROFESSOR J.-L. ROSENTHAL, UCLA and Paris
19 Feb.: `Organisational choice and economic development: a comparison of France and the USA in the mid nineteenth century.'

PROFESSOR C. O'GRADA, University College, Dublin
26 Feb.: `Do markets make famines worse? Evidence from four European famines.'

PROFESSOR A. SHAI, Tel Aviv
5 Mar.: `Imperialism imprisoned? The fate of foreign firms in China in the Fifties.'

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MUSIC

Graduate Students' Colloquia

THEODOR DUMITRESCU will lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Tuesday, 29 January, in the Music Faculty. Further information may be obtained from Barbara Titus, St Anne's College.

Subject: `Early Tudor music theory in a European context.'

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ORIENTAL STUDIES

Topics in Ancient Near Eastern Studies and Egyptology

The following seminars will be held at 2.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in Lecture Room 1, the Oriental Institute.

Conveners: S. Dalley, MA, Senior Research Fellow, Somerville College (e-mail: stephanie.dalley@orinst.ox.ac.uk), and C.J. Riggs, D.Phil., Barns and Griffith Junior Research Fellow in Egyptology, Queen's College (e-mail: christina.riggs@queens.ox.ac.uk).

J. TAYLOR
22 Jan.: `Oops, I did it again: learning from mistakes in Old Babylonian schools.'

D. VAN DER PLAS, Utrecht
5 Feb.: `Computer indexes of Egyptian texts.'

Y. COHEN, Harvard
12 Feb.: `Aspects of ethics among Hittites and Mesopotamians.'

T. HARDWICK
19 Feb.: `The Blue Crown: kingship, portraiture, and iconography in the New Kingdom.'

W. SALLABERGER, Munich
26 Feb.: `Gifts from the ruler: prestige economy of the palace in the Ancient Near East.'

M. MARÉE, British Museum
5 Mar.: `Sculptors and painters from the Twelfth to the Seventeenth Dynasties: identifying their works and methods.'

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SOCIAL SCIENCES

British Government and Politics

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in Brasenose College.

Conveners: V.B. Bogdanor, MA, Professor of Politics and Government, and D.E. Butler, MA, D.Phil., Emeritus Fellow, Nuffield College.

THE RT. HON. SIR ROBIN JANVRIN, Private Secretary to the Queen
25 Jan.: `The role of the Queen.'

DAVID DIMBLEBY, BBC
1 Feb.: `Politics and the media.'

THE RT. HON. TESSA JOWELL, MP, Secretary of State for Culture, Media, and Sport
8 Feb.: `Cabinet government.'

RACHEL LOMAX, Permanent Secretary, Department for Work and Pensions
15 Feb.: `Reform of the Civil Service.'

KEN LIVINGSTONE, Mayor of London
22 Feb.: `Central government and London government.'

THE RT. HON. LORD HURD, Foreign Secretary 1989–95
1 Mar.: `The reform of Parliament: an Opposition view.'

THE RT. HON. ROBIN COOK, MP, Leader of the House of Commons
8 Mar.: `The reform of Parliament: the Government's view.'

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British history in the twentieth century

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in Brasenose College.

Convener: V.B. Bogdanor, MA, Professor of Politics and Government.

PROFESSOR G. WARNER
29 Jan.: `Appeasement.'

DR D. BUTLER
5 Feb.: `Elections in the twentieth century.'

PROFESSOR N. WHITESIDE, Warwick
12 Feb.: `Lloyd George: a model for New Labour?'

CORRELLI BARNETT, Cambridge
19 Feb.: `The lost victory: Britain after the Second World War.'

PROFESSOR N. WHITESIDE, Warwick
26 Feb.: `Historians and the Welfare State.'

PROFESSOR BOGDANOR
5 Mar.: `The constitution in the twentieth century.'

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The Third Way in Britain? Untangling politics under New Labour

The following lectures will be given at 7 p.m. on the days shown in Lecture Room 6, New College. Enquiries should be directed to Ben O'Loughlin, New College.

ALAN HUDSON
Thur. 24 Jan.: `Mediating executive–voter relations.'

DR E. FRAZER
Thur. 31 Jan.: `Social inclusion and community.'

BOB WORCESTER, MORI
Tue. 5 Feb.: `Electoral participation—empirical trends.'

D. BEN-AMI, financial journalist and investment expert
Wed. 13 Feb.: `The end of boom and bust?'

PROFESSOR YUVAL-DAVIS, University of Greenwich
Thur. 21 Feb.: `The identity parade.' (To be confirmed)

A. CALCUTT, University of East London
Thur. 28 Feb.: `The determinants of policy.'

DIANE ABBOT, MP
Thur. 7 Mar.: `Our multicultural culture—source of cohesion or contradiction?'

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Current issues in social policy

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in Barnett House.

Convener: J.E. Lewis, MA, Barnett Professor of Social Policy.

D. PIACHAUD, LSE
29 Jan.: `Human capital, social capital, and social exclusion.'

PROFESSOR LEWIS
5 Feb.: `Gender and Welfare State restructuring.'

SIR TONY ATKINSON
12 Feb.: `Social indicators for the European Union.'

DR R. LEVITAS, Bristol
19 Feb.: `What is social exclusion?'

PROFESSOR J. BALDOCK, Kent
26 Feb.: `Patterns of social care.'

PROFESSOR N. CHEN, National Chengchi University, Taiwan
5 Mar.: `Growth with equity? China's social policy in the post- reform era.'

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THEOLOGY

Ian Ramsey Centre

Science and religion: ongoing concerns

The following seminars 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 R. HOLDER, Chaplain of the English Church, Heidelberg
24 Jan.: `Modern cosmology and the design of the Universe.'

MS Y. POPOVA
7 Feb.: `Conceptualising the spiritual: the role of metaphor in human thought and experience.'

CANON TREVOR WILLIAMS
21 Feb.: `Trespassers will be prosecuted. Tillich's "Yes and No" to theology and science.'

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ROTHERMERE AMERICAN INSTITUTE

American History Research Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Rothermere American Institute.

Convener: G.B. Davies, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in American History.

M. KEIRE
30 Jan.: `Reputation or race? Redefining segregation in the United States, 1890–1920.'

E. BERKOWITZ, George Washington University
6 Feb.: `Social security and the nature of the American welfare state.'

M.E. CURTIN, Essex
13 Feb.: `Reaching for power: Barbara Jordan's path to Congress, 1962–72.'

N. ZACEK, Manchester
20 Feb.: `Masculinity and genteel identity in the eighteenth- century English Atlantic.'

M. HEALE, Lancaster
27 Feb.: `The Sixties: return of the progressives?'

J.P. DIGGINS, CUNY
6 Mar.: `John Adams and Machiavelli.'

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INSTITUTE OF ARCHAEOLOGY

Medieval Archaeology Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Lecture Room, the Institute of Archaeology.

Convener: H. Hamerow, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in European Archaeology (Early Medieval).

S. YOUNGS, British Museum
29 Jan.: ` "Fiends, Romans, countrymen". Aspects of native culture in fourth- to sixth-century Britain.'

T. WILLIAMSON, East Anglia
12 Feb.: `Open-field agriculture: environment and society in early medieval England.'

N. CHRISTIE, Leicester
26 Feb.: `Towns and Lombards in northern Italy: state and status.'

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CENTRE FOR BRAZILIAN STUDIES

One-day workshops

The following workshops will be held as indicated.

Mon. 28 Jan., St Antony's: `The changing nature of business–state relations in Brazil: strategies of foreign and domestic capital.'

Fri. 1 Feb., Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean: `Popular religion and visual culture in Brazil.' (In association with the Pitt Rivers Museum)

Tue. 26 Feb., St Anne's: `The politics of central banking in new democracies, with special reference to Brazil.'


Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Centre for Brazilian Studies, 92 Woodstock Road.

PROFESSOR JOSE DE SOUZA MARTINS, Universidade de Sao Paulo
29 Jan.: `The state and agrarian movements in Brazil: the new actors are becoming old.'

DR T.J. POWER, Florida International University
5 Feb.: `The transformation of the PSDB in the Cardoso years.'

PROFESSOR M. HALL, Universidade Estadual de Campinas
19 Feb.: `The origins of Brazilian labour law.'

PROFESSOR T.E. SKIDMORE, Brown University
5 Mar.: `The origins of Gilberto Freyre's Casa Grande e Senzala.'

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CATHOLIC CHAPLAINCY

H.E. CARDINAL FRANCIS ARINZE will lecture at 6.30 p.m. on Friday, 25 January, in the Catholic Chaplaincy, Rose Place (off St Aldate's).

Subject: `The university as promoter of inter-religious dialogue.'

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CENTRE FOR ECOLOGY AND HYDROLOGY

Unless otherwise indicated, the following lectures will be given at 1 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.

E. FEIL, Bath
30 Jan.: `Recombination in population structure in bacterial pathogens.'

E. PUSTULKA-HUNT, Glasgow
6 Feb.: `Large-scale comparison of genomes.'

DR M. GIVSKOV, Danish Technical University, Copenhagen
13 Feb.: `A new approach to the control of microbial activity: analogues of quorum sensing signals.'

PROFESSOR R. MOXON
Wed. 20 Feb., 4 p.m.: `Hypermutation and adaptive behaviour in pathogenic bacteria.'

H.J. NEWBURY, Birmingham
27 Feb.: `Some applications of molecular markers in the analysis of plant populations.'

DR J. MCGRATH, Queen's, Belfast
6 Mar.: `Acid stimulated polyphosphate accumulation: a novel approach to phosphate removal from waste waters.'

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RHODES HOUSE

Managing Globalisation

THOMAS FRIEDMAN, The New York Times, will deliver the inaugural lecture in this series at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 29 January, in Rhodes House.

Subject: `The lexus and the olive tree.'

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ALL SOULS COLLEGE

Neill Lecture 2002

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

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CORPUS CHRISTI COLLEGE

F.W. Bateson Memorial Lecture 2002

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

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

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Corpus Christi Centre for the Study of Greek and Roman Antiquity

`Italicum lecti faminis obrizum': Late Latin and the Latin of Medieval Europe The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Seminar Room, Corpus Christi College.

Convener: Dr Richard Hewitt, Corpus Christi College.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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LADY MARGARET HALL

Canada Seminars

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

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

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Asian Studies Centre

Seminars

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Deakin Room, Founder's Building, St Antony's College.

Enquiries may be made to Oxford (2)74559 (e-mail: asian@sant.ox.ac.uk).

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

PROFESSOR R. BARNES
29 Jan.: `The Witihama Uprising in Indonesia and its consequences.'

DR YING-JEOU MA, Mayor of Taipei
5 Feb., the Buttery, Hilda Besse Building, St Antony's: `Taiwan's approach to cross-strait relations in the twenty-first century: is a breakthrough possible?'

R. LI, Liverpool John Moores University and Security Dialogue
19 Feb.: ` "Strategic partnership" or "strategic competition"? US–China relations in the post-Clinton era.'

DR A. INDER SING
26 Feb., New Room, Hilda Besse Building: `Democrace—or its absence—in post-Cold War Asia?'

PROFESSOR D. MCNAMARA, Georgetown University
Mon. 4 Mar.: `Corruption or contract—Korea's syncretic capitalism.'

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Huang Hsing Foundation Chun-tu Hsueh Distinguished Lecture

PROFESSOR BRUCE CUMINGS, Norman and Edna Freehling Professor of History, University of Chicago, will deliver the Huang Hsing Foundation Chun-tu Hsueh Distinguished Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 5 March, in the Dahrendorf Room, Founder's Building, St Antony's College. All members of the University are welcome.

Enquiries may be made to Oxford (2)74559 (e-mail: asian@sant.ox.ac.uk).

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

Subject: `American–East Asian relations in a new millennium and a new administration.'

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South Asian History Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Dahrendorf Room, the Founder's Building, St Antony's College.

PRS presentations will be given at the meeting on 26 February.

Enquiries may be made to Oxford (2)74559 (e-mail: asian@sant.ox.ac.uk).)

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

M. WASEEM, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad
29 Jan.: `Pakistan after the Taliban.'

ZAFAR CHEEMA
5 Feb.: `Pakistan's nuclear policy.'

M. TALIB, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi
12 Feb.: `Quranic learning, lived experiences, and community lore: reflections on a Madrassah at Deoband (UP/India).'

C. DEWEY, Leicester
5 Mar.: `The random sampling revolution in official statistics in India 1936–1952.'

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ST HUGH'S COLLEGE

Middle Common Room

Dimensions of freedom

The following seminars will be held at 5.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in the `Old JCR', St Hugh's College.

Further information may be obtained from Alison Ussing (e-mail: alison.ussing@st- hughs.ox.ac.uk), or Ethan Sen (e-mail: ethan.sen@st-hughs.ox.ac.uk); telephone: 07815 057783, or for directions and general information, telephone Oxford (2)74900.

DR DAVID COOK
29 Jan.: `Freedom of choice in life and death.'

PROFESSOR E. BARKER, LSE
5 Feb.: `Ensuring God's will be done: freedom, control, and religion in contemporary society.'

PROFESSOR G. COHEN
19 Feb.: `Freedom and money.'

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NEW DICTIONARY OF NATIONAL BIOGRAPHY

DNB seminars

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

A. BELL and B. HARRISON
Thur. 24 Jan.: `The DNB, old and new.'

R. DAVENPORT-HINES
Thur. 7 Feb.: `Criminal biography and the DNB.'

B. TAYLOR
Wed. 20 Feb.: `Mary Wollstonecraft and the DNB.'

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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).

W.H. CLENNELL
Thur. 21 Feb.: `Bodley before the Bodleian.'

MRS MARY CLAPINSON
Mon. 4 Mar.: `The Johnsons of Olney: a family and a fairy story.'

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