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MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Biophysical Chemistry Seminars

PROFESSOR P. HORE will lecture at 4.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 18 June, in the John Rowlinson Seminar Room (20.12, opposite the Main Lecture Theatre), the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory.

Convener: Dr L.C. Snoek.

Subject: `Bird navigation: a chemical magnetic compass?'

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MEDICAL SCIENCES

Institute of Musculoskeletal Sciences, the Botnar Research Centre

The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Fridays in the Botnar Research Centre, the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre.

DR J. TOBIAS, Rheumatology Unit, Bristol
13 June: `Oestrogen receptors in bone disease.'

DR A. DAY
27 June: To be announced.

PROFESSOR L. RIGGS, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA
4 July: `Anabolic agents for the treatment of osteoporosis: similarities and differences.'

DR R. GILL
11 July: `The Oxford Orthopaedic Engineering Collaborative.'

DR A. BERENDT, Bone Infection Unit, NOC
18 July: `What every musculoskeletal researcher ought to know about bone and joint infection.'

PROFESSOR T. KIRKWOOD, Professor of Medicine, University of Newcastle
25 July: To be announced.

PROFESSOR C. VAUGHAN, Cape Town
31 Oct.: To be announced.

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PHILOSOPHY AND POLITICS

PROFESSOR G.A. COHEN will lecture at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, 1 July, in the Wharton Room, All Souls College.

Subject: `Casting the first stone: who can blame the terrorists?'

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CENTRE FOR BRAZILIAN STUDIES

Promoting human rights through good governance in Brazil

This conference will be held on Tuesday, 17 June, in St Antony's College. Sessions will be on the following topics: Political challenges to structural reform of the police: Brazil and Northern Ireland; creating human rights in prison—reform of the prison system (including alternatives to custody): Brazil and the UK; combating corruption and organised crime in and through the justice system: Brazil and Italy.

The Centre for Brazilian Studies may be telephoned on Oxford (2)84464. Its Web site is at http://www.brazil.ox.ac.uk.

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

MR TAJAMMUL HUSSEIN, London, will present a seminar at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 18 June, in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies.

Subject: `The Hamadan Qur'an in the Cairo National Library.'

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TRANSPORT STUDIES UNIT

ESRC Seminar Series 2002–3: Transport investment and the economy

PROFESSOR D. BEGG, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 19 June, in Lecture Room 1, St Anne's College.

Convener: J.M. Preston, MA, Director of the Unit and Reader in Transport Studies.

Subject: `Delivering transport investment: socio-economic issues.'

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GREEN COLLEGE

Reuters Foundation Programme

Reuters Memorial Lecture

JOHN SIMPSON, CBE, BBC World Affairs Editor, will deliver the first Reuters Memorial Lecture at 4 p.m. on Friday, 27 June, in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College.

Subject: `War reporting: the new vulnerability.'

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MAGDALEN COLLEGE

Boston, Melbourne, and Oxford Conversazione 2003

Making states work: failing states and benevolent empires

The Boston, Melbourne, and Oxford Conversazione 2003, on the above topic, will be held in Magdalen College, 4–6 September. Speakers will include Michael Ignatieff, Sir Adam Roberts, Dame Jessica Rawson, the Hon. Gareth Evans, and Professor Melanie Phillips.

Further details may be obtained from Catherine Hughes, Magdalen College (e-mail: catherine.hughes@magd.ox.ac.uk).

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

George Antonius Lecture 2003

ZAHA HADID will deliver the twenty-eighth George Antonius Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 18 June, in the Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College. The lecture will be followed by a reception in the Middle East Centre.

Subject: `Fluid terrains: the new complexity of civic space.'

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SOCIETY FOR THE HISTORY OF MEDIEVAL TECHNOLOGY AND SCIENCE

PROFESSOR L. ELDREDGE, University of Ottawa (retired), will lecture at 2.30 p.m. on Saturday, 14 June, in the Museum of the History of Science. New members are welcome.

Subject: `Thirteenth-century eye doctors and nineteenth-century ophthalmologists.'

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