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WEIDENFELD VISITING PROFESSOR IN EUROPEAN COMPARATIVE LITERATURE, MICHAELMAS TERM 2002

Love and death: Vienna, Wagner, and fin de siècle culture

DR NIKE WAGNER will lecture at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Examination Schools. Unless otherwise indicated, the lectures will be given on Tuesdays.

15 Oct.: `Historism in Vienna.'

Thur. 17 Oct.: `The political dreams of Theodor Herzl.'

22 Oct.: `The modernity of Richard Strauss.'

5 Nov.: `Artist and countess—the "ideal" couple.'

12 Nov.: `Schnitzler's "Casanova" and Hofmannsthal's "Marschalin" .'

19 Nov.: `Lulu and Lolita.'

26 Nov.: `The divided world of Winifred Wagner.'

Dr Wagner will also give seminars on dates to be arranged. The seminar topics will be:

1. `Thomas Mann and Richard Wagner.'

2. `Casanova and The Feldmarschallin.'

3. `Theodor Herzl's dreams.'

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WEIDENFELD VISITING PROFESSOR IN EUROPEAN COMPARATIVE LITERATURE, TRINITY TERM 2003

The city and the language of fiction

PROFESSOR ROBERT ALTER, University of California at Berkeley, will deliver his series of eight lectures on this subject in Trinity Term 2003. He will also give two seminars. The dates and venues will be announced later.

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HERBERT SPENCER LECTURES 2002

The future of education

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Examination Schools.

DR J.T. BRUER, Director, James S. McDonnell Foundation
18 Oct.: `Neuroscience, cognitive science, and the rational basis of education.'

PROFESSOR J. LEDOUX, Centre for Neural Science, New York University
25 Oct.: `How our brains learn to be who we are.'

PROFESSOR M. COLE, Department of Psychology, University of California at San Diego
1 Nov.: `Cross-cultural and historical perspectives on the consequences of education.'

PROFESSOR C. HOYLES, Professor of Mathematics Education, Institute of Education, London
8 Nov.: `Cognitive and epistemological research aspects of mathematical learning.'

PROFESSOR H. GIROUX, Waterbury Chair Professor
15 Nov.: `Reclaiming higher education as a democratic public sphere: towards a politics of educated hope.'

PROFESSOR M. BARBER, Prime Minister's Chief Adviser on Delivery
22 Nov.: `Strategy for the National Curriculum.'

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LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

PROFESSOR ELIZABETH THOMPSON, University of Washington, Seattle, winner of the Weldon Memorial Prize 2001, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 21 October, in Lecture Theatre A, the Zoology/Psychology Building.

Subject: `Chromosome ancestry and genetic mapping in the era of genome data.'

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PHILOSOPHY

The Royal Institute of Philosophy Conference 2002

The 2002 conference, on the theme of `Action and Agency', will take place at the University, 13–15 September.

Registration forms and further conference information may be obtained at http://users.ox.ac.uk/~lawf0081/rip/.

A credit-card booking form is also available on the Web site.

The speakers at the conference will be: Professor Michael Moore (University of San Diego); Dr D. Charles (Oriel College); Professor A. Duff (University of Stirling); Professor J. Hornsby (Birkbeck College, London); Professor R. Moran (Harvard University); Professor R. Langton (University of Edinburgh); Professor J. Wallace (University of California at Berkeley); Professor B. Williams (All Souls College and University of California at Berkeley); Professor O. O'Neill (Newnham College, Cambridge); Professor A. Mele (University of Florida at Tallahassee); Professor M. Smith (Australian National University); Professor S. Hurley (University of Warwick); Professor T. Irwin (Cornell); and Professor J. Dancy (Reading).

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ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM

The following lectures will be given at 5.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Headley Lecture Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum. Admission is free, but numbers are limited.

DR C. HARRISON, Curator of British Art
25 July: `Collecting drawings for pleasure.'

A. TOCKWELL-VILLANDRY, artist and cultural theorist specialising in landscape
15 Aug.: `Nature in art: the interior landscape.'

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WELLCOME UNIT FOR THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE AND GREEN COLLEGE

Beating biases in therapeutic research: historical perspectives

This conference, supported by the Wellcome Trust, the UK Cochrane Centre, the Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, and Green College, will be held on Thursday and Friday, 5 and 6 September, in the Osler–McGovern Centre (13 Norham Gardens), Green College. Further information may be found at http://www.wuhmo.ox.ac.uk.

Speakers and chairmen at the conference will be: Professor Peter Armitage (St Peter's College); Sir Walter Bodmer (Hertford College); Sir Iain Chalmers (UK Cochrane Centre, NHS Research and Development Programme); Dr Michael Dean (Department of Health Sciences, York University); Professor Kay Dickersin (Brown University, USA); Sir Richard Doll (Clinical Trials Service Unit); Professor Matthias Egger (Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol); Dr Irvine Loudon (Wellcome Unit and Green College); Dr Maureen Malowany (Wellcome Unit and Green College); Professor Harry Marks (Johns Hopkins University, USA); Professor Frederick Mosteller (Harvard University, USA); Sir Michael Rawlins (National Institute for Clinical Excellence, London); Dr Ulrich Tröhler (Institut für Geschichte der Medizin, Germany); Professor Jan Vandenbroucke (Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Leiden University, The Netherlands).

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FRIENDS OF THE BODLEIAN

London lecture (part of the Bodleian Library's Quatercentenary Celebrations)

PROFESSOR J. BARNARD will lecture at 6.30 p.m. on Thursday, 26 September, in Stationers' Hall, Ave Maria Lane, London EC4.

Subject: `Politics, profit, and ?idealism: John Norton, the Stationers' Company, and the Bodleian Library 1601–12.'

The lecture will be followed by wine and canapés. Tickets cost £10 per person (to include refreshments). Bookings should be made by 26 August with Mrs P.M. Sturgis, Membership Secretary, Friends of the Bodleian, Bodleian Library, Oxford OX1 3BG, preferably by post including payment, by telephone (Oxford (2)77234), or e-mail (pms@bodley.ox.ac.uk).

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