Lectures

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HANDS LECTURE

THE RT. HON. LORD GOLDSMITH, QC, Attorney General, will deliver the third annual Hands Lecture at 5 p.m. on Saturday, 8 March, in Rhodes House.

Admission will be free, by ticket only, available from Jane Buswell (telephone: Oxford (2)82894, e-mail: jane.buswell@mansfield.ox.ac.uk). Applications for tickets will close at 5 p.m. on 7 March. Tickets will not be available at the door. The audience is requested to be seated ten minutes before the commencement of the lecture.

Subject: `An independent legal establishment: democratic necessity or optional extra?'

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LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Department of Zoology: public lecture

DR TRISTRAM WYATT will lecture at 6 p.m. on Monday, 17 March, in the Department of Zoology. The lecture marks the publication of Dr Wyatt's book Pheromones and Animal Behaviour: communication by smell and taste by Cambridge University Press. Tickets (no charge) may be obtained by e-mailing to info@online.ox.ac.uk, or by telephoning (2)86964, or faxing to (2)86963.

Convener: Dr G. Taylor.

Subject: `Pheromones: what animals (including humans) say with smell.'

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MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Hinshelwood Lectures: Looking at how individual molecules go about their business

PROFESSOR STEVEN CHU, Department of Physics, Stanford University, will deliver the Hinshelwood Lectures at 11.15 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory, commencing on Tuesday, 29 April.

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

29 Apr.: `Polymer dynamics with single molecules.'

1 May: `The coil–stretch transition: phase transitions and hysteresis.'

6 May: `Physically based measurements in biology.'

8 May: `Single molecule enzymology.'

13 May: `The study of more complex bio-molecular systems.'

15 May: `An atom interferometer measurement of the fine structure constant.'

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Biophysical Chemistry seminars

PROFESSOR L.D. BARRON, Glasgow, will give a seminar at 4.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 12 March, in the John Rowlinson Seminar Room (20.12, opposite the Main Lecture Theatre), the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory.

Subject: `Structure and behaviour of proteins, nucleic acid, and viruses from Raman Optical Activity.'

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Department of Materials: Nanomaterials seminar

This meeting, jointly arranged by the Department of Materials with the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, will be held on Monday, 24 March, and Tuesday, 25 March. The venue for the first day, of which details of speakers are given below, will be the Denis Sciama Lecture Theatre, the Denys Wilkinson Building, the Department of Physics. On the second day there will be a visit to the Begbroke Science Park, and a series of workshops in the Department of Materials.

To register, apply in writing or by e-mail to Julie Quinn, JSPS London Liaison Office, 12 Berkeley Street, London W1J 8DT (telephone: 020-7629 3577, fax: 020-7629 3588, e-mail: jquinn@sps.org).

Further details can be obtained from Professor George D.W. Smith, Department of Materials (telephone: Oxford (2)73737, e-mail: head.department@materials.ox.ac.uk).

The meeting will begin at 9.30 a.m. on Monday, 24 March.

Session 1

PROFESSOR YASUHIKO ARAKAWA, Tokyo
9.55 a.m.: `Progress in quantum dots and application to advanced devices.'

PROFESSOR A. BRIGGS
10.40 a.m.: `Quantum computing with nanomaterials.'

PROFESSOR YOSHIO BANDO, National Institute of Material Science
11.45 a.m.: `Discovery of nanothermometer using carbon and oxide nanotubes.'

PROFESSOR M. WELLAND, Cambridge
12.30 p.m.: `Working with single molecules.'

Session 2

PROFESSOR KOHEI UOSAKI, Hokkaido
2.30 p.m.: `Construction and properties of multilayer assemblies of metal and semiconductor nanoparticles.'

PROFESSOR P. DOBSON
3.15 p.m.: `Self-assembly as a method to create novel composite nanoparticles.'

PROFESSOR TERUNOBU MIYAZAKI, Tohuko
4.15 p.m.: `Development of spin-electronics technology and application for magnetic random access memory.'

PROFESSOR TERUO KISHI, National Institute of Materials Science
5 p.m.: `Policy and trends of nanotechnology in Japan.'

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MEDICAL SCIENCES

Department of Psychiatry and Oxford Regional Committee for Postgraduate Medical Education and Training

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Seminar Room, the University Department of Psychiatry, the Warneford Hospital.

PROFESSOR M. OWEN, University of Wales College of Medicine
13 May: `The genetics of schizophrenia: out of the graveyard.'

DR R. PALMER, Leicester Warwick Medical School
20 May: `Why do get into such a mess with anorexia nervosa?'

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ORIENTAL STUDIES

Faculty of Oriental Studies and Oxford University Japan Society

PROFESSOR G. BOWNAS will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 12 March, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Japan 1952–2002: the golden jubilee of a personal encounter.'

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ROTHERMERE AMERICAN INSTITUTE

Americanisation and anti-Americanism: global views of the USA

PROFESSOR J. EPSTEIN, Vanderbilt, will lecture in this series at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 13 March, in the Rothermere American Institute.

The series will continue in Trinity Term.

Further information may be found at the RAI's Web site, http://www.rai.ox.ac.uk, or from Cheryl Hudson, RAI (telephone: Oxford (2)82711, e-mail: cheryl.hudson@rai.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `Britain's "America": notes from the nineteenth century.'

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CENTRE FOR BRAZILIAN STUDIES

The following seminars will be held p.m. on the days shown. Two papers will be given at the meeting on 11 March. Enquiries should be directed to the Centre (telephone: Oxford (2)84464, fax: (2)84461, e-mail: margaret.hancox@brazilian-studies.ox.ac.uk, Internet: http://www.brazil.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR E.R. DURHAM, USP
Tue. 11 Mar., 2.30–6 p.m., Department of Educational Studies: `Higher education in Brazil, public and private.' (Series `Education in Brazil')

PROFESSOR E. BALBACHEVSKY, USP
Tue. 11 Mar., 2.30–6 p.m., Department of Educational Studies: `Graduate education in Brazil.' (Series `Education in Brazil')

DR M. DOCTOR (co-ordinator)
Fri. 14 Mar., 2–6 p.m., Centre for Brazilian Studies: `Towards a new export promotion agenda in Brazil.'

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COUNSELLING SERVICE

Compare and contrast: time limited psychodynamic and cognitive behavioural therapies

A conference on this subject will be held on Wednesday, 19 March, in St Catherine's College. Enquiries should be directed to the Conference Secretary (telephone: Oxford (2)70300, e-mail: reception@counserv.ox.ac.uk).

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DEPARTMENT OF THE HISTORY OF ART

Art history seminar series

PROFESSOR JOHN SPIKE will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 6 March, in the Headley Lecture Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum. The seminar is arranged jointly by the Department of the History of Art, the Ashmolean Museum, and Oxford Brookes University.

Subject: `Caravaggio's ambiguities.'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

DR BURHAN KOROGLU, Marmara, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 12 March, in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies.

Subject: `Daily life in late Ottoman Madrasas.'

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MAISON FRANÇAISE

Seminars

The following seminars will be held as shown.

7–8 Mar., Norman Chester Room, Nuffield College: `Policy instruments and policy changes.' (In English and French. Friday 10 a.m.–7 p.m., Saturday 9.30 a.m.–5 p.m.)

Fri. 7 Mar., Lincoln College: `Northern League, Forza Italia, AN: the analysis of mixed bags.' (West European Seminars: `Populism, the extreme right, and the crisis of representation in western Europe.' Speaker Paolo Ignazi, University of Bologna.)

Lecture: change of date

AGNÈS DISSON will lecture as follows at 5.15 p.m. on Monday, 10 March (and not on Tuesday, 11 March, as previously announced), in the Maison Française.

Subject: `La poésie comme mouvement: Pierre Alferi/Anne Portugal.' (Followed by a reading of `Définitif bob' by Anne Portugal)

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INSTITUTO CAMOES CENTRE FOR PORTUGUESE LANGUAGE

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on the days shown.

Convener: Dr Maria Joao Branco, Director of the Centre.

PROFESSOR D. BROOKSHAW, Bristol
Thur. 6 Mar., Room T11, 47 Wellington Square: `Brazilian immigrant narratives: unwriting the nation?'

PROFESSOR A. EMILIANO, Nova de Lisboa
Fri. 7 Mar., Instituto Camoes Centre, Littlegate House, St Ebbe's: `On the origins of Portuguese writing: remarks on the importance of notarial documents for the history of Portuguese.'

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LADY MARGARET HALL

Heron-Allen Seminars

DR CHRIS NEWMAN, Mammal Monitoring Co-ordinator, Wytham (WildCRU), will speak at a seminar to be held at 5.15 p.m. on Tuesday, 14 March, 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: `Mammals in microcosm: counting wildlife that counts on us.'

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ST JOHN'S COLLEGE

Research Centre

PROFESSOR R. DARNTON, Professor of History, Princeton, will lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 23 April, in the Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's College. The lecture forms part of the official opening of the St John's Research Centre and is open to all members of the University.
Subjec: `The science of piracy: a crucial ingredient in eighteenth-century publishing.'

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FRIENDS OF THE PITT RIVERS MUSEUM

Study-day: Pastoralists

This study-day will be held on Saturday, 15 March, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., in Rhodes House. It is organised in aid of the Kenneth Kirkwood Memorial Fund. Attendance costs £15, including lunch (concessions £12.50). Further details may be obtained from Shahin Bekhradnia (telephone: 01608 677537, e-mail: shahinbekhradnia@hotmail.com).

P. PARKES, Kent
10.30 a.m.: `Pastoral transhumance in north Pakistan.'

K. HOMEWOOD, University College, London
11.45 a.m.: `Ecology of African pastoralist peoples.'

D. CHATTY
2 p.m.: `Evolving sustainable livelihoods: nomadic pastoralists in Oman.'

C. RAMBLE
3 p.m.: `The victory song of the Porong nomads: celebrating sacred landscape on the high Tibetan plateau.'

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