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INAUGURAL LECTURE

Professor of Indian History and Culture

PROFESSOR S. SUBRAHMANYAM will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 20 February, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `On the window that was India: the place of South Asia in early modern world history.'

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PROFESSOR OF POETRY

PROFESSOR P. MULDOON will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 21 January, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `The end of the poem: "Sea Poppies" by H.D.'

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CYRIL FOSTER LECTURE 2003

THE RT. HON. CHRISTOPHER F. PATTEN, CH, European Commissioner for External Affairs, will deliver the Cyril Foster Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 30 January, in the Examination Schools. Admission will be by ticket only, available from Mrs Marga Lyall (telephone: Oxford (2)78705, e-mail: cis@politics.ox.ac.uk).p

Subject: ` "The End of History": the sequel.'

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FORD'S LECTURES IN BRITISH HISTORY 2003

Freedom, representation, and revolution, 1603–51

PROFESSOR QUENTIN SKINNER, Cambridge, will deliver the Ford's Lectures in British History at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Examination Schools.

24 Jan.: `Critics of the crown: common law and neoclassical challenges.'

31 Jan.: `The rights and liberties of subjects.'

7 Feb.: `Parliament and the representation of the people.'

14 Feb.: `Critics of Parliament: Royalist and Leveller responses.'

21 Feb.: `The Free State proclaimed.'

28 Feb.: `The Free State denounced: Hobbes on freedom and representation.'

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SLADE LECTURES 2003

Reconstructing Rembrandt: questions and answers in recent research

ERNST VAN DE WETERING, Professor of the History of Art, University of Amsterdam, and Chairman of the Rembrandt Research Project, Slade Professor of Fine Art 2002–3, will deliver the Slade Lectures at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Lecture Hall, the Taylor Institution, St Giles'. The lectures will be open to the public.

22 Jan.: `Rembrandt the stranger: the widening gulf between life and work.'

29 Jan.: `Rembrandt's anger: art lovers and asses.'

5 Feb.: `How to be a connoisseur in the seventeenth century.'

12 Feb.: `Pictor doctus or pictor vulgaris: tracing Rembrandt's thoughts on art.'

19 Feb.: `Rembrandt's workshop: training and production.'

26 Feb.: `Rembrandt's oeuvre: reduction and expansion.'

5 Mar.: `The impatient artist: seclusion in the studio and co- production.'

12 Mar.: `Rembrandt's genius: technique, style, and quality.'

Note

For health and safety reasons, the maximum number permitted in the Lecture Hall is 230. It is anticipated that places in the Hall may be oversubscribed, so those wishing to attend the lectures are advised to arrive as early as possible. The doors to the Hall will be open from 4.30 p.m. on each date.

On each occasion, a numbered ticket will be issued to each person being admitted to the hall, in order to control numbers. These tickets will be issued on a first-come-first-served basis, one per person.

Anyone wishing to attend the lectures who anticipates difficulties with access to the building (e.g. because of steps) should warn the porters at the Taylor Institution in advance.

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CARLYLE LECTURES

The nature and significance of modern political theology

PROFESSOR M. LILLA, Chicago, will deliver the Carlyle Lectures at 5 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays in the Examination Schools.

17 Feb.: `The stillborn God.'

19 Feb.: `The sentimental God: Hobbes to Rousseau.'

24 Feb.: `The justifying God: Kant.'

26 Feb.: `The reconciling God: Hegel.'

3 Mar.: `The twice-born God: Barth and Rosenzweig.'

5 Mar.: `The redeeming God: Schmitt, Tillich, Bloch, Benjamin.'

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LUBBOCK LECTURE IN MANAGEMENT STUDIES

PROFESSOR LORD MAY OF OXFORD, President, the Royal Society, will deliver the Lubbock Lecture in Management Studies at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 13 February, in the Saïd Business School. A reception will follow the lecture.

Subject: `Innovation: from new knowledge to new products.'

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LITCHFIELD LECTURE

PROFESSOR KAY REDFIELD JAMISON, Professor of Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Maryland, USA, will deliver a Litchfield Lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Thursday, 6 February, in the Witts Lecture Theatre, Radcliffe Infirmary.

Subject: `Moods and the imagination.'

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CLASSICS

Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama

BARRIE RUTTER, Artistic Director, Northern Broadsides, will lecture at 2.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 29 January, in the Auditorium, Magdalen College. For further information, e- mail apgrd@classics.ox.ac.uk, or telephone (2)88210.

Subject: `Oedipus and Creon: double hybris.'

Note: it is regretted that the lecture to have been given by Greg Hicks (5 February) has been cancelled.

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

News International Broadcast Media Lectures

BARRY COX, Deputy Chairman, Channel 4; Chairman, the Digital Television Stakeholders Group; and News International Visiting Professor of Broadcast Media, will deliver the News International Broadcast Media Lectures at 5.30 p.m. on the following Tuesdays.

28 Jan., Exeter College: `The coming of free-sheet television.'

4 Feb., Exeter College: `The reformation of the BBC.'

11 Feb., Green College: `Digital TV: paying the piper but not calling the tune.'

18 Feb., Green College: `Towards 2014: getting to the market.'

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Romantic Realignments

The following seminars will be held at 5.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Goodheart Seminar Room, University College. Further information may be obtained from Luisa Cale (e-mail: luisa.cale@univ.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR J. CHANDLER, Chicago
30 Jan.: `The structure of sentiment.'

PROFESSOR M.G.H. PINNOCK, Strathclyde
20 Feb.: `Robert Burns and British poetry.'

DR C. FRANKLIN, Swansea
6 Mar.: `Engendering nationalism: Owenson, Stael, Stowe, and Byron.'

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LAW

THE RT. HON. LORD GOLDSMITH, QC, Attorney General, will 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

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

Convener: Dr G. Taylor.

DR N. CLAYTON, Cambridge
20 Jan.: `Mental time travel in food-caching Corvids.'

PROFESSOR S. RANDOLPH
27 Jan.: `Climate, wildlife, and politics in the evolution and emergence of tick-borne zoonoses.'

PROFESSOR L. HURST, Bath
3 Feb.: `The evolution of genomic anatomy.'

PROFESSOR A. LOUDON, Manchester
10 Feb.: `Biological clocks and life in extreme environments.'

DR N. HALL, Sanger Institute
17 Feb.: `Analysing plasmodium using comparative genomics.'

PROFESSOR R. SIBLY, Reading
24 Feb.: `On the distribution and abundance of animals.'

PROFESSOR A. COOPER
3 Mar.: `Ancient DNA: views of basic evolutionary and ecological processes.'

DR D. SIMS, Marine Biological Association of the UK
10 Mar.: `Behavioural strategies in a fluid environment: sexual segregation and foraging in sharks.'

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Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics

The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Fridays in the Large Lecture Theatre, the Department of Biochemistry.

Convener: L.N. Johnson, MA, David Phillips Professor of Molecular Biophysics.

PROFESSOR D. CHAKRABARTI, Central Florida
31 Jan.: `Inhibitors of protein prenylation as anti- malarials.'

PROFESSOR R. PICKERSGILL, Queen Mary College, London
7 Feb.: `Structure of auxin-binding protein 1: it is no red herring but is it an auxin receptor?'

PROFESSOR D. BARFORD, Institute for Cancer Research, Chester Beatty Laboratories, London
14 Feb.: `Molecular basis for activation of protein kinase B/Akt by multi-site phosphorylation.'

PROFESSOR R. ACHARYA, Bath
7 Mar.: `The molecular architecture of the angiotensin converting enzyme: implications for cardiovascular disease.'

PROFESSOR SIR TOM BLUNDELL, Cambridge
14 Mar.: `Structural biology of signalling systems and opportunities for drug discovery.'

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Donald Baden-Powell Quaternary Research Centre

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the common room, 60 Banbury Road.

DR C. CONNELLER, Cambridge
23 Jan.: `Starr Carr in context.'

DR R. JACOBI, British Museum
30 Jan.: `Gough's Cave.'

DR R. HOSFIELD, Southampton
6 Feb.: ` "It is only the wisest and stupidest that cannot change" (Confucius). Where lies the Lower Palaeolithic?'

T. HARDAKER
13 Feb.: `Namibia on the surface—exploration of the Palaeolithic in Southern Africa.'

PROFESSOR S. MITHEN, Reading
20 Feb.: `Stepping out: modelling hominid dispersals from Africa.'

DR M. PETRAGLIA, Cambridge
27 Feb.: `Coming out of Africa: palaeoanthropological investigations in the Arabian peninsula and the Indian subcontinent.'

DR H. WALKINGTON, PADMAC Unit, DBPQRC, Oxford
6 Mar.: `The contribution of pedology to archaeological investigation—implications for a study of palaeolithic artefacts on deposits mapped as clay-with-flints.'

PROFESSOR D. ROE, DBPQRC, Oxford
13 Mar.: `Thirty years' involvement with Olduvai.'

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Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology

Ethnicity and Identity Seminar: The identities of medical practitioners and traditional healers

The following seminars will be held at 11 a.m. on Fridays in 61 Banbury Road.

Conveners: S. Ardener, I. Fowler, E. Hs'u.

DR J. LITTLEWOOD, Institute of Education, London
24 Jan.: `The ambiguity of labour; the identity of midwives.'

DR K. MAYNARD, Denison, USA
31 Jan.: `The vicissitudes of Kedjem "traditional doctors" and an ambivalent clientele in Cameroon.'

DR P. MOLE, College for Integrated Chinese Medicine, Reading
7 Feb.: `The identity of an acupuncturist.'

DR J. DAVIES
14 Feb.: `Necessary in-betweens: auxiliary workers in the hierarchy.'

DR L. GASK, Manchester
21 Feb.: `The psychiatrist: cultural perceptions and self- perceptions.'

PROFESSOR G. BUIJS, Zululand
28 Feb.: `Sexual orientation and gender identity among Zulu diviners.'

DR A. DIGBY, Oxford Brookes
7 Mar.: `Shaping changing identities: the general practitioner in Britain and South Africa.'

DR I.-B. TRANKELL, Uppsala
14 Mar.: `Pharmacists in Cambodia: identities and experiences.'

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Fertility and Reproduction Seminars: Reproductive technologies

The following seminars will be held at 11 a.m. on Mondays in the Seminar Room, 61 Banbury Road.

Convener: Dr Soraya Tremayne.

DR S. KITZINGER
20 Jan.: `Visualising the foetus: cross-cultural perceptions of the unborn baby.'

M. CARRANZA, Cambridge
27 Jan.: `Making sense of common sense: sterilisation in Costa Rica.'

DR M. BONACCORSO, Cambridge
3 Feb.: `Programmes of gamete donation: strategies (in private clinics) of assisted conception.'

DR J. MCCARTHY, University College, Cork
10 Feb.: `Procreative liberty and the welfare of future children.'

PROFESSOR B. HAUSER-SCHAUBLIN, Gottingen
17 Feb.: `Experiencing the body in the context of reproductive technologies.'

DR M. UNNITHAN, Sussex
24 Feb.: `Medical technologies and reproductive change in Rajasthan.'

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MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Inorganic Chemistry Colloquia

The following colloquia will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Lecture Theatre, the Inorganic Chemistry Lecture Theatre.

Convener: M.L.H. Green, MA, Professor of Inorganic Chemistry.

PROFESSOR S. HOWDLE, Nottingham
20 Jan.: `Putting the Fizz into chemistry.'

DR J. OKUDA, Johannes-Gutenberg Universität, Mainz
27 Jan.: `Polymerisation catalysis by organo-rare earth complexes.'

PROFESSOR S. MANN, Bristol
3 Feb.: `Synthesis and self-assembly of nanoparticle arrays and nanostructured materials.'

PROFESSOR D. STEPHAN, Windsor, Ontario
10 Feb.: `Phosphinimide-based transition metal olefin polymerisation catalysts: highly active species with unusual deactivation pathways.'

DR P. LIGHTFOOT, St Andrews
17 Feb.: `Unusual structural behaviour in inorganic frameworks.'

PROFESSOR A. TURBERFELD
24 Feb.: `DNA nanostructures: molecular machines and artificial crystals.'

PROFESSOR A. DOWNS
3 Mar.: `Some studies in matrix isolation: chasing real molecules or butterflies?'

PROFESSOR GREEN
10 Mar.: `An inaugural retirement lecture: small matters.'

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Theoretical Chemistry Group Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the John Rowlinson Seminar Room (20.12), opposite the Main Lecture Theatre.

Convener: M.S. Child, MA, Coulson Professor of Theoretical Chemistry.

DR M. MELLA
20 Jan.: `The ground state and excitation dynamics of doped helium clusters.'

DR T. KOEHLER
3 Feb.: `Microscopic theory of atom–molecule coherence in Bose–Einstein condensates.'

PROFESSOR R. GEBHARD, Phillips University Marburg
17 Feb.: `Stoner versus Hund: theory of itinerant ferromagnetism.'

PROFESSOR B. LEIMKUHLER, Leicester
3 Mar.: `Constant and inconstant temperature molecular simulation: improved methods for sampling and dynamics.'

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Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory

The following departmental seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Mondays in the Lecture Theatre, the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory.

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

PROFESSOR P.A. MADDEN
20 Jan.: `Ions at interfaces—some surprising effects.'

PROFESSOR G. MEIJER, FOM Institute/Fritz Haber Institute
27 Jan.: `Cold molecules.'

PROFESSOR S.I. STUPP, Northwestern, USA
3 Feb.: `Supramolecule self-assembly of materials.'

PROFESSOR M.N.R. ASHFOLD, Bristol
10 Feb.: `Probing the gas phase chemistry involved in diamond chemical vapour deposition.'

PROFESSOR J. YEOMANS
17 Feb.: `Mesoscale modelling: liquid crystals and polymers.'

DR J.R. OWERS-BRADLEY, Nottingham
24 Feb.: `Production of hyperpolarised species and applications in NMR and MRI.'

DR J.W. ESSEX, Southampton
3 Mar.: `The modelling of conformational change in proteins.'

PROFESSOR I. SAMUEL, St Andrews
10 Mar.: To be announced.

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Department of Materials

The following colloquia will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Mondays in the Hume Rothery Lecture Theatre. Talks by second-year research students will be held on Thursday, 6 March, and Friday, 7 March.

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

DR M. CASSIDY, Rolls-Royce PLC, Derby
23 Jan.: `Technology and process aspects of solid oxide fuel cells.'

PROFESSOR H. BHADESHIA, Cambridge
30 Jan.: `Science and metallurgy: hard bainite.'

DR D. LARSON, Seagate Technology
6 Feb.: `Atom probe studies of magnetic multilayers.'

DR P. BUTLER, Crown, Cork and Seal, Wantage
13 Feb.: `Materials competition in the packaging industry.'

PROFESSOR P. O'BRIEN, Manchester
20 Feb.: `Developing new chemistry for the processing of functional materials.'

PROFESSOR J. WOOD, Council for the Central Laboratory of the Research Councils (CCLRC)
27 Feb.: `From the Higgs boson to global weather patterns, how does CCLRC contribute to materials and engineering research and development?'

DR W. HUCK, Cambridge
13 Mar.: `Nanostructured polymers (and what to do with them).'

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Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Planetary Physics

The following seminars will be held at 4.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Dobson Lecture Room, the Atmospheric Physics Laboratory. Because on rare occasions the arrangements need to be changed, anyone intending to come to Oxford specially to attend should check first by telephoning Oxford (2)72933.

DR A. ILLINGWORTH, Reading
23 Jan.: `EarthCARE: a proposed spaceborne radar and lidar mission to provide global profiles of clouds.'

DR M. TITOV, Max-Planck-Institut für Aeronomie, Katlenburg-Lindau
30 Jan.: `Venus Express: a European orbiter mission to Venus in 2005.'

PROFESSOR MICHAEL MENDILLO, Boston
6 Feb.: `Exospheres in the solar system: the science yield from sodium imaging experiments.'

PROFESSOR N. MASON, Open University
13 Feb.: `Studies of the atmospheric aerosol: dust and ice analogues in the laboratory.'

PROFESSOR A. THORPE, Reading
20 Feb.: `Predicting dynamical sensitivity to improve the skill of weather forecasts.'

DR S. BEKKI, CNRS Service Aeronomie, Paris
27 Feb.: `Impact of large volcanic eruptions on the atmospher: importance of sulphur photochemistry.'

PROFESSOR R. HARRISON, Birmingham
6 Mar.: `Aerosols and urban air quality.'

DR H. COE, UMIST
13 Mar.: `Tropospheric aerosols—their composition, transformation, and interaction with clouds.'

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MEDICAL SCIENCES

Oxford Clinical Neurosciences Lectures

The following lectures will be given at 11.30 a.m. on Fridays in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

PROFESSOR J. PICKARD, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge
17 Jan.: `The modern management of ICP and CSF disturbances.'

PROFESSOR R. FRACKOWIAK, Leopold Müller Functional Imaging Laboratory, Institute of Neurology
28 Feb.: `Functional and structural neuroimaging in the clinical context.'

PROFESSOR P. INCE, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield
14 Mar.: `The neuropathology of a vascular dementia.'

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Department of Human Anatomy and Genetics

The following research seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Fridays in the Lecture Theatre, the Department of Human Anatomy and Genetics.

Convener: K.E. Davies, MA, D.Phil., Dr Lee's Professor of Anatomy.

PROFESSOR P. MCNAUGHTON, Cambridge
24 Jan.: `Molecular basis of heat pain sensation.'

PROFESSOR J. DAVIS, Manchester
31 Jan.: `Gene regulation in the pituitary—unexpected dynamics in living cells.'

PROFESSOR A. GREEN, Cambridge
7 Feb.: `Haemotopoietic stem cells: establishing the transcriptional programme for blood.'

DR L. GREENSMITH, Institute of Neurology, London
14 Feb.: `Rescuing vulnerable motorneurons from cell death.'(Jenkinson Seminar)

DR L. YOUNG, Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham
21 Feb.: `The epigenetic control of early development: implications for embryo technologies.' (Jenkinson Seminar)

DR N. BROWN, Cambridge
28 Feb.: `Integrins, actin, and morphogenesis.'

PROFESSOR C. PONTING
7 Mar.: `Conservation and innovation in mammals: a genomic view.'

DR A. BRAND, Cambridge
14 Mar.: `Asymmetric cell division in the Drosophila embryonic CNS.' (Jenkinson Seminar)

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

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

PROFESSOR M. MARSHALL, Manchester
28 Jan. (note—change of date): `Assertive outreach—experiencing the evidence.'

PROFESSOR K. REDFIELD JAMISON, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
4 Feb.: `Exuberance.'

PROFESSOR A. MATHEWS, Cambridge
25 Feb.: `Modifying emotional processing bias.'

PROFESSOR S. WESSELY, King's College Hospital
4 Mar.: `Gulf War syndrome: something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.'

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Department of Experimental Psychology

The following seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Weiskrantz Room (C113), the Department of Experimental Psychology.

DR P. MITCHELL, Nottingham
21 Jan.: `Autistic perception.'

DR J. COLE, Poole Hospital
28 Jan.: `The subjective experience of facial difference: can loss reveal function?'

DR R. NIJHAWAN, Sussex
4 Feb.: `Compensation for the afferent and efferent delays in the nervous system.'

PROFESSOR P. FLEMING, Bristol
11 Feb.: `Babies at night: does Mum make a difference?'

PROFESSOR T. CROW
18 Feb.: `Speciation and the evolution of language.'

DR M. SHAFTO
25 Feb.: `The Moses effects: the influence of semantics and phonology on anomaly detection.'

DR V. WALSH, UCL
4 Mar.: `William James was a liar: no one knows what attention is.'

DR S. MICHIE, UCL
11 Mar.: `Genetic testing: informed choice?'

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Glycobiology Institute: Distinguished Lecture Series

ROSCOE BRADY, MD, Chief Development and Metabolic Disorder Branch, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institute of Health, Maryland, USA, will lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 4 February, in the University Museum of Natural History. A reception will follow the lecture. Enquiries should be directed to Mrs Lynda Butters (telephone: Oxford (2)75344, e-mail: lynda@glycob.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `The past, present, and the future of sphingolipid storage disorders.'

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Pharmacology and anatomical neuropharmacology seminars

The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Lecture Theatre, the Department of Pharmacology.

DR D. KULLMANN, University College, London
21 Jan.: `Cross-talk between GABAergic and glutamatergic signalling systems in the hippocampus.'

PROFESSOR R. PERTWEE, Aberdeen
28 Jan.: `Recent advances in the pharmacology of cannabinoids.'

PROFESSOR R. GARDNER
4 Feb.: `A role for pre-cleavage events in embryonic patterning in mammals.'

PROFESSOR AHNERT-HILGER, Humboldt University, Berlin
11 Feb.: `How synaptic vesicles may contribute to synaptic plasticity.'

DR M. RICE, New York
18 Feb.: `Modulation of striatal dopamine release by glutamate and GABA: role of diffusible H2O2.'

DR W. SCHULTZ, Cambridge
25 Feb.: `Brains and behaviour.'

DR G. FITZGERALD, Pennsylvania
4 Mar.: `Circadian aspects of vascular biology.'

PROFESSOR T. SMART, University College, London
11 Mar.: `Pharmacology of GABA receptors.'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Graduate Seminar in Spanish Studies

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in Room 3, the Taylor Institution.

Conveners: I.D.L. Michael, MA, King Alfonso XIII Professor of Spanish Studies, and J.D. Rutherford, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in Spanish.

DR J. THACKER
21 Jan.: ` "Puedo yo con sola la vista oír leyendo": reading, seeing, and hearing the comedia.'

MS K. MCKEVITT
28 Jan.: `Patriotism and self-sacrifice: Yeats' Cathleen ni Houlihan in the Galician context.'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES, MODERN HISTORY

Language and history

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Tuesdays in the MacGregor Room, Oriel College.

Conveners: D.F. Cram, MA, University Lecturer in Linguistics, R.J.W. Evans, MA, D.Phil., Regius Professor of Modern History, and S. Romaine, MA, Merton Professor of English Literature.

T. CHARLES-EDWARDS
21 Jan.: `Language and ethnicity in the British Isles, 400–700.'

J. MCDOUGALL
28 Jan.: `Personally speaking: history, autobiography, and subjectivity in Algeria.'

P. PORMANN
4 Feb.: `Trilingualism and translation in ninth-century Baghdad: how Paul of Aegina was translated from Greek via Syriac into Arabic.'

PROFESSOR H. MAYR-HARTING
11 Feb.: `Language and the spread of Christianity in the early Middle Ages.'

B. FRELLESVIG
18 Feb.: `The description of Japanese by the Swedish botanist and explorer C.P. Thunberg in the late eighteenth century.'

W. POOLE, Cambridge
25 Feb.: `Is there a religious significance to seventeenth-century language planning?'

J. SPURR, Swansea
4 Mar.: `Uncivil languages: oaths and swearing in early modern England.'

PROFESSOR EVANS
11 Mar.: `Father Tongue and Mother Tongue: Latin and the vernaculars in eighteenth-century Hungary.'

P. BURKE, Cambridge
29 Apr.: `Cultures of translation in early modern Europe.'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES AND EUROPEAN HUMANITIES RESEARCH CENTRE

Early Modern Seminar in French

PROFESSOR ULLRICH LANGER, University of Wisconsin at Madision, currently Visiting Professor, Centre d'Etudes Supérieures de la Renaissance, Tours, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 21 January, in the Taylor Institution.

Conveners: R.A. Cooper, MA, D.Phil., Professor of French; N.E. Cronk, MA, D.Phil., Director, Voltaire Foundation; R.J. Parish, MA, D.Phil., Professor of French; and A. Viala, MA, Professor of French.

Subject: `Literature and the theory of Pleasure in the French Renaissance.'

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MODERN HISTORY

Curiosity and wonder in the early modern period

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Powicke Room, the Modern History Faculty Building.

Conveners: Professor Robert Evans and Mr Alexander Marr.

DR S. BUTTERS, Manchester
21 Jan.: `Natural magic, artifical music, and the birds at Francesco de'Medici's Pratolino.'

DR P. BERTUCCI, Bologna
28 Jan.: `Back from Wonderland: Jean Antoine Nollet's Italian tour (1749).'

P. FORSHAW, Birkbeck College, London
4 Feb.: `Curious knowledge in the works of Heinridh Khunrath.'

PROFESSOR G. ROUSSEAU, De Montfort
11 Feb.: `Curiosity and excess in the Englightenment: the case of Sir John Hill.'

DR L. DACOME, UCL: Wellcome Centre for the History of Medicine
18 Feb.: `Somatic thresholds: modelling anatomy in eighteenth- century Italy.'

DR D. HARKNESS, University of California, Davis
25 Feb.: `The body as a locus for curiosity in the early modern period.'

MR MARR
4 Mar.: ` "Gentille curiosité": wonder- working in the late Renaissance.'

PROFESSOR M.B. CAMPBELL, Brandeis
11 Mar.: `Micrographics and the smaller kingdoms—the wonder of insects.'

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Seminar on popular and elite in early modern Europe

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Hovenden Room, All Souls College.

Convener: I.W.F. Maclean, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Renaissance Studies.

DR C. WEBSTER
22 Jan.: `Paracelsus and the common man.'

PROFESSOR MACLEAN
29 Jan.: `Popular and elite medical practice in central Europe: the case of Dr Jakob Horst (1537–1600).'

PROFESSOR O. HUFTON
5 Feb.: `Establishing responsibility: elite prescription and popular practice in early modern Europe.'

PROFESSOR R. COOPER
12 Feb.: `Readers of novels in sixteenth-century France.'

R. BRIGGS
19 Feb.: `Devotional literature and religious cultures in seventeenth-century France.'

DR A. WALSHAM, University of Exeter
26 Feb.: `Ignatian fables: miracles, visions, and the English Catholic Mission.'

DR S. HINDLE, Warwick
5 Mar.: `Discourses of charity in England, c.1550–1700.'

PROFESSOR SIR KEITH THOMAS
12 Mar.: `Manners and social differences in early modern England.'

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Seminar in Medieval History

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Wharton Room, All Souls College.

D. POWER, Sheffield
20 Jan.: `The Bastards of Savigny: inheritance, custom, and lordship in north-western France, c.1150–c.1225.'

A. CURRY, Reading
27 Jan.: `Harfleur and the English, 1415–22.'

R. BALZARETTI, Nottingham
3 Feb.: `Angelo Fumagatti and the History of Lombard Women.'

D. MORGAN, UCL
10 Feb.: `Memoirs and the self-consciousness of the court: the birth of a genre.'

J. CAMPBELL
17 Feb.: `Belief in the seventh century.'

L. GRANT, Courtauld Institute, London
24 Feb.: `Scenes from provincial life: architectural patronage in Normandy in the century after 1204.'

J. STORY, Leicester
3 Mar.: `Charlemagne and Pope Hadrian: an epitaph fit for an emperor?'

S. BAXTER
10 Mar.: `The Leofwinesons: power, property, and patronage in the Early English kingdom.'

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Commonwealth History Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Modern History Faculty Building.

Research Student presentations will be held on 7 March and 14 March.

DR J.-G. DEUTSCH
24 Jan.: `Slavery under colonial rule in East Africa, c.1890–1914.'

DR D. ANDERSON
31 Jan.: `Sexual threat and settler society: the Kenya casebook, 1905–39.'

PROFESSOR C. BUNDY, SOAS, London
7 Feb.: `New nation, new history. Narrating the past in post- apartheid South Africa.'

DR R. MITTER
14 Feb.: `Bombs and bath-houses: Chinese new journalism and understanding of the Sino-Japanese War, 1937–8.'

DR D.K.L. CHOUDHURY, Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine
21 Feb.: `Making the twain meet: the New Imperialism of telegraphy, c.1850–1920.'

PROFESSOR S. SUBRAHMANYAM
28 Feb.: `Palace or prison? The world as seen by a Mughal prince in Delhi, c.1800.'

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Military History Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5.15 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Wharton Room, All Souls College.

Convener: H.F.A. Strachan (MA, Ph.D. Cambridge), Chichele Professor of the History of War.

C.M. DAVIS
22 Jan.: `Economic history of the Soviet defence sector 1965–91.'

R. FOLEY, JSCSC
5 Feb.: `What's in a name? The development of strategies of attrition on the Western Front, 1914–18.'

B. GUDMUNDSSON
19 Feb.: `The battle of the Ardennes, 1914.'

M. EPKENHANS, Bismarck-Stiftung
5 Mar.: `German militarism revisited: Bismarck, Wilhelm II, and German military leadership.'

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MODERN HISTORY, MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Seminar on the history of the book 1450–1800

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Fridays in the Wharton Room, All Souls College.

Conveners: R.G. Lewis, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer (CUF) in Modern History, and I.W.F. Maclean, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Renaissance Studies.

PROFESSOR B. RICHARDSON, Leeds
24 Jan.: `Print or pen? Modes of written publication in sixteenth-century Italy.'

PROFESSOR T. DADSON, Birmingham
31 Jan.: `Women, books, reading, and literacy in the Spanish Golden Age.'

J. ROBERTS
7 Feb.: `The history of the book in Britain, volume 4: some afterthoughts.'

PROFESSOR J. BARNARD, Leeds
14 Feb.: `John Norton, John Bill, and the Frankfurt Catalogues of 1600–12.'

DR C. DONDI
21 Feb.: `Early printed liturgical books in Oxford college libraries.'

DR M. KAUFFMANN, Bodleian Library
28 Feb.: `Le livre de la vigne nostre Seigneur and fifteenth-century Carthusian apocalypticism.'

DR B. CHAMBERS, Georgetown
7 Mar.: `When the titlepage is missing...': how to identify early modern Bibles in French.'

DR F. EGMOND, Nationaal Archief, The Netherlands
14 Mar.: `Coenen's book on fishes: printed and other sources for pictures and text in Dutch natural history manuscript of the sixteenth century.'

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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 the Wharton Room, All Souls College.

Conveners: R.C. Allen, MA, Professor of Economic History, K.J. Humphries, MA, Reader in Economic History, and A. Offer, MA, D.Phil., Chichele Professor of Economic History.

PROFESSOR F. CAPIE, City University
21 Jan.: `The political economy of British financial stability.'

DR M. CHICK, Edinburgh
28 Jan.: `Controlling public expenditure: pricing, investment, and energy policy in France and the UK, 1945–73.'

DR C. DAVIS
4 Feb.: `Soviet armaments in the 1920s.'

DR R. HARRIS, Tel Aviv
11 Feb.: `Government, economy, and law in Britain, c.1688–1850.'

DR L. BRUNT
18 Feb.: `Grain prices, interest rates, and banks: measuring financial market integration in the Industrial Revolution.'

DR P. SOLAR, Free University, Brussels
25 Feb.: `Rents in Ireland, 1780–1860.'

DR M. ROSE, Lancaster
4 Mar.: `Communities of knowledge: entrepreneurship, innovation, and networks in the British outdoor trades since 1960.'

PROFESSOR K. HONEYMAN, Leeds
11 Mar.: `The market for child labour in early industrial England: the case of parish apprenticeships.'

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MODERN HISTORY AND THE VOLTAIRE FOUNDATION

Enlightenment workshop

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Voltaire Foundation, 99 Banbury Road (except 17, 24 February, 3 March: 2.15 p.m. in St Hugh's College).

Conveners: Professor Laurence Brockliss, Dr John Robertson, and Dr Jan Spurlock.

PROFESSOR BROCKLISS and DR ROBERTSON
20 Jan.: Symposium on `Politics, culture, and the republic of letters in Enlightenment Europe'. (Discussion of T.W.C. Blanning, The Culture of Power and the Power of Culture, Old Regime Europe 1660–1789, and L.W.B. Brockliss, Calvet's Web. Enlightenment and the Republic of Letters in eighteenth-century France.)

DR N. PHILLIPSON, Edinburgh
27 Jan.: The science of man in Scotland: an interim report on work in progress.'

PROFESSOR G. ROUSSEAU, De Montfort University
3 Feb.: `The geriatric Englightenment.'

PROFESSOR M. LINDEMANN, Netherlands Institute of Advanced Studies
10 Feb.: `Storied lives: the Guyard incest case in eighteenth- century Hamburg.'

DR J. LIVESEY, Trinity College, Dublin
17 Feb., 2.15 p.m., St Hugh's College: `East of the Ecusson: the sins of the banal, gardeners in the Jardin des Plantes of Montpellier.'

DR N. ASTON, Leicester
24 Feb., 2.15 p.m., St Hugh's College: `Counter-Englightenment: what's in a name?'

DR J. HARRIS
3 Mar., 2.15 p.m., St Hugh's College: `Hume on the possibility of virtuous atheism.'

DR T. HOCHSTRASSER, London School of Economics
10 Mar.: `The place of legal despotism in the political theories of the French Physiocrats.'

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ORIENTAL STUDIES

`Abd al-Malik b. Marwan and the Marwanids

Unless otherwise indicated the following lectures will be given at 2 p.m. on Tuesdays in Lecture Room 1, the Oriental Institute.

Conveners: J. Johns, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in Islamic Archaeology, and C.F. Robinson, MA, University Lecturer in Islamic History.

P. SIJPESTEIJN, Princeton
21 Jan.: `The papyri of the Marwanids.'

C. ROBINSON
28 Jan.: `Marwanid letters.'

N. JAMIL
4 Feb.: ` `Abd al-Malik and the poets.'

A. SILVERSTEIN, Cambridge
11 Feb.: `The Marwanid barid (post).'

DR JOHNS
18 Feb.: ` `Abd al-Malik and the mosque.'

L. TREADWELL
25 Feb.: `The coins of `Abd al-Malik.'

J. RABY
Mon. 3 Mar., 11 a.m.: `The Jerusalem of `Abd al-Malik.'

J. HOWARD-JOHNSTON
11 Mar.: `Byzantium and `Abd al-Malik.'

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ORIENTAL STUDIES, CLASSICS, THEOLOGY

Seminar on Jewish History and Literature in the Graeco-Roman Period

The following seminars will be held at 2.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in Wolfson College.

Convener: M.D. Goodman, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Jewish Studies.

PROFESSOR E. NETZER, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
21 Jan.: `The court of Herod's Temple.'

DR J. AITKEN, Reading
28 Jan.: `The Septuagint as a source for Hellenistic Judaism: limits and possibilities.'

E. MAIN, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
4 Feb.: `Dating material from Qumran.'

DR S. WEINGARTEN, Tel Aviv
11 Feb.: `Talmudic food.'

DR P. VAN BOXEL, Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies and Wolfson College
18 Feb.: `The Jerusalem Church and other Jewish groups after 70 CE.'

RABBI JONATHAN MILGRAM, London School of Jewish Studies and SOAS
25 Feb.: `Between mimrot and anonymous statements: evidence for attributed redactionary material in the Babylonian Talmud.'

PROFESSOR G. HATA, Tama Arts University
4 Mar.: `The origin of the Greek Bible: another explanation.'

PROFESSOR G. VERMES, Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies and Wolfson College
11 Mar.: `Qumran: where do we stand now?'

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PHILOSOPHY

Nellie Wallace Lectures

PROFESSOR S. BROADIE, St Andrews, will deliver the Nellie Wallace Lectures at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in the Examination Schools. The lectures will be followed in Week Four by a discussion session, to be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 12 February, in 10 Merton Street.

21 Jan: `Plato's intelligible world.'

22 Jan.: `Tale of a leftover.'

28 Jan.: `How Plato naturalised the elements (I).'

29 Jan.: `How Plato naturalised the elements (II).'

4 Feb.: `Beyond reason and necessity.'

5 Feb.: To be announced.

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Seminar in the Philosophy of Physics

The following seminars will be given at 4.30 p.m. (not 4 p.m. as previously) on Thursdays in the Wharton Room, All Souls College.

Conveners: H.R. Brown, MA, Reader in Philosophy, J.N. Butterfield, MA, Senior Research Fellow, All Souls College, and S. Saunders, MA, University Lecturer in the Philosophy of Science.

DR M. KUHLMANN, Bremen
23 Jan.: `On what there is: properties and representations in quantum field theory.'

DR C. DOLBY
30 Jan.: `Simultaneity and the concept of "particle".'

PROFESSOR M. DICKSON, Indiana
6 Feb.: `A view from nowhere: quantum reference frames and the uncertainty principle.'

DR K. HANNABUSS
13 Feb.: `Non-commutative geometry in physics.'

PROFESSOR H. PRICE, Edinburgh and Sydney
20 Feb.: `New thoughts on the arrow of radiation.'

DR J. DORLING, London
27 Feb.: `Why does the universe exist?'

DR SAUNDERS
6 Mar.: `Derivation of the Born Rule from operational assumptions.'

DR J. KETLAND, Leeds
13 Mar.: `Structuralism in mathematics and physics.'

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SOCIAL SCIENCES

Seminar series: British government and politics

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

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

THERESA MAY, MP, Chairman, the Conservative Party
24 Jan.: `The organisation of the Conservative Party.'

SAM YOUNGER, Chairman, the Electoral Commission
31 Jan.: `The role of the Electoral Commission.'

ANDREW ADONIS, Head, the Prime Minister's Policy Unit
7 Feb.:: `Advising the Prime Minister.'

PROFESSOR BOB WORCESTER, Chairman, MORI
14 Feb.: `Politics and public opinion.'

SIR ANDREW TURNBULL, Secretary to the Cabinet and Head, the Home Civil Service
21 Feb.: `Public service reform.'

LORD DHOLAKIA, President, the Liberal Democrats
28 Feb.: `The strategy of the Liberal Democrats.'

LORD WILLIAMS OF MOSTYN, QC, Leader of the House of Lords
7 Mar.: `House of Lords reform: the Government's view.'

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Current issues in social policy

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Violet Butler Seminar Room, the Department of Social Policy and Social Work.

Conveners: Professor J.E. Lewis and Ms S. Wright.

PROFESSOR A. GLYN
21 Jan.: `Globalisation and financing the welfare state.'

PROFESSOR C. UNGERSON, Southampton
28 Jan.: `Whose empowerment and independence? A cross- national perspective on "cash for care" schemes.'

DR M. EVANS, Bath
4 Feb.: `Lessons from the New Deal for Lone Parents—where should policy go next?'

H. SUTHERLAND, Cambridge
11 Feb.: `What are the prospects for meeting the child poverty targets? An exploration of the issues using microsimulation.'

PROFESSOR A. DEACON, Leeds
18 Feb.: `Justifying conditionality? Welfare reform in the UK and the US.'

PROFESSOR F. WILLIAMS, Leeds
25 Feb.: `Family values or an ethic of care.'

PROFESSOR F. CASTLES, Edinburgh
4 Mar.: `The world turned upside down: below replacement fertility, changing preferences, and family-friendly public policy in twenty-one OECD countries.'

PROFESSOR D. KING
11 Mar.: `American welfare transformed or ended? The 1996 reform and beyond.'

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Oxford International Relations Theory Seminar: Topics in global justice

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 3 p.m. on Fridays in the Old Library, All Souls College. The course will be jointly taught by Dr David Miller, Dr Thomas Pogge, and Dr Henry Shue.

Different scholars and their work will be featured each week. Except for the first session (24 January), this work will be precirculated by e-mail attachment and only briefly introduced at the sessions themselves. Casual attendance is therefore discouraged.

DR THOMAS POGGE and DR HENRY SHUE
24 Jan.: `World poverty: explanations and responsibilities.'

MICHAEL GREEN
31 Jan., Seminar Room 3: `Institutions, responsibility, and justice.'

DAVID MILLER
7 Feb.: `National responsibility and international justice.'

MICHAEL BLAKE
14 Feb.: `Global justice and local institutions.'

RICHARD MILLER
21 Feb.: `Moral closeness and world community.'

ANDY KUPER
28 Feb.: `Global representation: a non-state theory of democracy.'

ELIZABETH ASHFORD
7 Mar.: `The demandingness of [Scanlon's] contractualism.'

ALLEN BUCHANAN
14 Mar.: `The preventive use of force: a cosmpolitan institutional perspective' (co-authored with Bob Keohane).

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Responsing to terrorism

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in All Souls College. They are co- sponsored by the Centre for International Studies, the Department of Politics and International Relations, and the All Souls Foreign Policy Programme.

Conveners: Dr Jane Boulden, CIS, and Sir Robert Wade-Gery, All Souls College.

PROFESSOR S.N. MACFARLANE
24 Jan.: `The effect on UN Charter values.'

SENATOR GARY HART, Co-Chair, Hart-Rudman Commission on National Security
31 Jan.: `Terrorism and the changing nature of war.'

PROFESSOR E. LUCK, Columbia
7 Feb.: `The United States, counter-terrorism, and the prospects for a multilateral alternative.'

DR C. DE JONGE OUDRAAT, Georgetown
14 Feb.: `Terrorism and the UN Security Council.'

DR K. VON HIPPEL, Centre for Defence Studies, London
21 Feb.: `Responding to the root causes of terrorism.'

S. SIMON, IISS
28 Feb.: `Terrorism and weapons of mass destruction.'

DR M. SERRANO, El Colegio de Mexico
7 Mar.: `Pulling the financial plug: the political economy of terrorism.'

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African Studies Seminar and Development Studies Seminar: Poverty and researching poverty in Africa

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in Queen Elizabeth House.

Conveners: W. Beinart, MA, Rhodes Professor of Race Relations, F.J. Stewart, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Development Economics, and J.F.J. Toye, Visiting Professor in Economics.

C. MURRAY, Manchester
23 Jan.: `Livelihoods research and rural poverty in southern Africa.'

PROFESSOR STEWART
30 Jan.: `Everyone agrees that poverty reduction is paramount, but there is no agreement on what poverty is: does this paradox matter?'

K. ORLEANS-LINDSAY, Centre for the Study of African Economies
6 Feb.: `Property rights, mortgage banking, and poverty alleviation in Ghana.'

M. VAUGHAN
13 Feb.: `Poverty and famine in Malawi, 2002.'

M. NOBLE
20 Feb.: `Using administrative data to inform pro-poor policy in South Africa.'

D. BRYCESON, Birmingham and Leiden
27 Feb.: `Poverty policies or policy poverty: paradoxes of economic reform and social displacement in sub-Saharan Africa.'

PROFESSOR TOYE
6 Mar.: `Poverty in sub-Saharan Africa.'

M. LOCKWOOD, Action Aid, and R. MARCUS, Childhood Poverty Research and Policy Centre, Save the Children
13 Mar.: `NGOs, poverty research, and policy in Africa and Asia.'

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Southern African texts and contexts

The following seminars will be held at 5.15 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Seminar Room, the Nissan Institute. Further details may be obtained from Ulli Parkinson (telephone: Oxford (2)74477 or (2)74470, e-mail: ulli.parkinson@sant.ox.ac.uk).

Conveners: Professor William Beinart and Professor Elleke Boehmer.

G. PECHEY, Cambridge
21 Jan.: `Poetry is in the world: Roy Campbell's rhyming universe.'

B. HANIMANOLIS, Johnson State College, USA
11 Feb.: ` "Let no one who reads be amazed": spectacle and normalising narrative in the account of two southern African shipwrecks: the Sacramento and the Nossa Senhora de Atalia (1647).'

D. SEDDON, Cambridge
18 Feb.: `Sol Plaatje and William Shake-the-Sword: identification in translation.'

J. POYNER, Warwick
4 Mar.: `The lives of J.M. Coetzee: writer/critic/citizen.'

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THEOLOGY

Old Testament Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 2.30 p.m. on Mondays in the Seminar Room, the Theology Faculty Centre.

Convener: J. Barton, MA, D.Phil., D.Litt., Oriel and Laing Professor of the Interpretation of Holy Scripture.

DR T. FENTON, Haifa
27 Jan.: How much pre-exilic Hebrew is there in the Bible?' (In search of Pre-Exilic Israel series)

DR J. DAY
10 Feb.: `Whatever happened to the Ark of the Covenant?' (Temple and Worship series)

DR S. GILLINGHAM
24 Feb.: `The Zion tradition and the editing of the Hebrew Psalter.' (Temple and Worship series)

DR K. GRUNEBERG
3 Mar.: `The niphal: what the grammars won't tell you.'

PROFESSOR H. BARSTAD, Oslo
10 Mar.: `Dating the prophets: Amos and Hosea as examples.' (In search of Pre-Exilic Israel series)

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Joint Old Testament/New Testament seminar

MOLLY ZAHN and JEREMY DUFF will lecture at 2.15 p.m. on Thursday, 6 March, in Queen's College.

Convener: J. Barton, MA, D.Phil., D.Litt., Oriel and Laing Professor of the Interpretation of Holy Scripture.

Subject: `Pseudonymity.'

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Lectures

The following lectures will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in Lecture Room 2, Christ Church.

Convener: Peggy Morgan, MA status, Lecturer in the Study of Religions, Mansfield College.

DR N. GREEN
28 Jan.: `Local saints and foreign bodies: questions of identity in the Sufi biographical literature of south Asia.'

DR M. FREUD-KANDEL
11 Feb.: `Contemporary Orthodox Jewish interpretations of the concept of the Faithful Remnant.'

DR F. CLOONEY, Oxford Centre for Vaishnava and Hindu Studies and Boston College, USA
25 Feb.: `Hindu goddesses and Christian theology.'

DR R. GETHIN, Bristol
11 Mar.: `Meditation, mysticism, and contradiction in early Buddhism.'

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Ian Ramsey Centre

Science and religion

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 J. WEAVER, Cardiff
30 Jan.: `Theology of energy.'

DR C. CONTI, Sussex
13 Feb.: `Feuerbach and religious projection.'

DR M. CULHANE, Limerick, Ireland
27 Feb.: `Did the Creator dispense with time and history?—Newman on false dichotomies in the Darwinian debate.'

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INTER-FACULTY SEMINAR

Restoration to Reform 1660–1832: British political, literary, intellectual, and social history

The following seminars will be held at 5.15 p.m. on Mondays in the Wordsworth Room, St Hugh's College. The seminar will continue in Trinity Term.

Conveners: Dr Ros Ballaster (Mansfield), Professor Marilyn Butler (Exeter), Dr Faramerz Dabhoiwala (Exeter), Dr Christine Gerrard (LMH), Dr Thomas Keymer (St Anne's), Dr James Raven (Mansfield), Professor Isabel Rivers (St Hugh's), Professor Kathryn Sutherland (St Anne's), and Dr Abigail Williams (St Peter's).

PROFESSOR P. GARSIDE, Cardiff
20 Jan.: `Scott, Scotland, and the masculinisation of the novel, 1770–1830.'

DR LL. BREE, Cambridge University Press
3 Feb.: ` "No situation so deplorable": gentility, poverty, and Sarah Fielding.'

PROFESSOR S. WEST, Birmingham
17 Feb.: `Laughter in eighteenth-century English visual culture.'

DR J. WATT, York
3 Mar.: `The oriental pseudo-traveller in the long eighteenth century.'

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INTERDISCIPLINARY SAWYER SEMINAR (IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE ANDREW W. MELLON FOUNDATION)

The theory and politics of civil society

The following seminars will be held from 1.45 p.m. to 4.15 p.m. on Mondays in the Rothermere American Institute. The series will continue throughout the academic year. Papers will be precirculated to participants. Those wishing to attend the seminars should register their interest in good time. All enquiries should be directed to Paul Bou-Habib (telephone: (2)82718, e-mail: paul.bou-habib@socres.ox.ac.uk). Web site: http://www.law.ox.ac.uk/jurisprudence/civilsociety.htm.

PROFESSOR BO ROTHSTEIN, Gothenburg
27 Jan.: `The welfare state and social capital.'

PROFESSOR ROBERT PUTNAM, Harvard
10 Feb.: `Community in America.'

PROFESSOR STEVEN LUKES, New York
24 Feb.: To be announced.

PROFESSOR THEDA SKOCPOL, Harvard
10 Mar.: `Civic engagement.'

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INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING

Research Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursdays in the Institute for the Advancement of University Learning, Littlegate House, St Ebbe's. Those wishing to attend are asked to contact Joanna Buddery (telephone: Oxford (2)86815, e-mail: joanna.buddery@learning.ox.ac.uk).

For details of Reading Weeks (30 January, 27 February), see below.

DR K. TRIGWELL
23 Jan.: `Students' comments on their Oxford degrees: an analysis of feedback on the Student Course Experience Questionnaire.'

PROFESSOR M. MENTKOWSKI, Alverno College, USA
6 Feb.: `Learning that lasts: what is it? How does it happen? How do we know?'

DR P. TROWLER, Lancaster
13 Feb.: `Insider research close up: the case of academics responding to change.'

DR G. HAYWARD
20 Feb.: `Cultural historical activity theory.'

PROFESSOR M. YORKE, Liverpool John Moores
6 Mar.: `The assessment of portfolios, and some implications for wider assessment practice.'

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Reading Weeks

The following meetings will be held as part of the Research Seminars series. They will take place at 4 p.m. on Thursdays in the IAUL, Littlegate House. A copy of each paper may be obtained from Joanna Buddery (telephone: Oxford (2)86815, e-mail: joanna.buddery@learning.ox.ac.uk).

30 Jan.: Hagoel, L., and Kalekin-Fishman, D. (2002), `Crossing borders: towards a trans-disciplinary scientific identity', Studies in Higher Education, 27[3], pp. 297–308.

27 Feb.: Higgins, R., Hartley, P., and Skelton, A. (2002), `The conscientious consumer: reconsidering the role of assessment feedback in student learning', Studies in Higher Education, 27[1], pp. 53–64.

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ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM

William Cohn Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR I. BIERMAN, Director, the American Research Centre in Egypt, will deliver the thirty-sixth William Cohn Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 21 January, in the Headley Lecture Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum.

Subject: `Medieval Cairo: a Mamluk city of nineteenth-century design?'

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SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL

Issues in Science and Technology Studies

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 3.30 p.m. on Fridays in Seminar Room 14, the Saïd Business School. For up-to-date and background information and more details e-mail Sara Ward (e-mail: sara.ward@sbs.ox.ac.uk), or see http://www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/html/faculty_seminars_science_technology.asp. Details of the 14 February seminar will be announced later.

Convener: S. Woolgar (MA, Ph.D. Cambridge), Professor of Marketing.

PROFESSOR E. SHOVE, Lancaster
24 Jan.: `Things in the making and things in action: a discussion of design, use, and consumption.'

DR S. BROWN, Loughborough
Thur. 30 Jan., 12 noon: `The baby as virtual object: agency and accountability in neonatal intensive care.'

DR M. ASHMORE, Loughborough
31 Jan.: `Death and furniture: the rhetoric, politics, and theology of bottom-line arguments against relativism.'

DR B. RAPPERT, Nottingham
7 Feb.: Towards understanding the abusability of technology.'

PROFESSOR N. THRIFT, Bristol
13 Feb.: Cultures on the brink: re-engineering the soul of capitalism.'

DR M. MICHAEL, Goldsmiths' College, London
21 Feb.: `Always connect...: towards a sociotechnics of prepositions.'

DR D. SLATER, LSE
28 Feb.: `The "new economy" in Sri Lanka?---comparative ethnographies of ICTs.'

C. COOPMANS
7 Mar.: Images and accountability: some preliminary observations.'

DR G. COOPER, Surrey
14 Mar.: Dial logic: locating the mobile as practical and mythical object.'

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INSTITUTE FOR CHINESE STUDIES

China Research Seminar

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

Convener: R.S.R. Mitter, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in the Modern History and Politics of China.

ZHONGYING PANG, Qinghua University
23 Jan.: `Contemporary China and East Asian new regionalism.'

S.A. SMITH, SUSSEX
30 JAN.: `Anti-superstition campaigns in the People's Republic of China, 1949--75' (Workshop session on project in progress).

K. HAMMOND, New Mexico
6 Feb.: `Making the Martyr's Tale: Late Ming biographical texts on Yang Jishengo.'

WANG HSIEN-CHUN
13 Feb.: `Did conservatism kill China's first railway?'

N. CHAPUIS, French Embassy
20 Feb.: `Translation of classical Chinese poetry: a multidisciplinary approach.'

J. STRAUSS, SOAS; editor, cThe China Quarterly
27 Feb.: `Governance in the contemporary PRC: attempted reforms in forestry administration.'

j. pottenger, Yale Law School
6 Mar.: `Legal aid and legal education: a worm's-eye view of legal reform in the PRC.'

K . SEKINE, Keio University
13 Mar.: `A-Long and Hu Feng schools: the stranger in the Chinese modern literature field.'

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COMPUTING LABORATORY

PROFESSOR TONY HEY, Director, e-Science Core Programme, EPSRC, will deliver a Strachey Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Thursday, 21 January, in the Lecture Theatre, the Computing Laboratory.

Subject: `The challenge of e-science.'

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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL STUDIES AND THE CENTRE FOR BRAZILIAN STUDIES

The Department of Educational Studies and the Centre for Brazilian Studies are organising a joint seminar series on `Education in Brazil'. Seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays of weeks 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, and 8, and on Fridays of weeks 3 and 6. For further details contact: enquiries@brazil.ox.ac.uk.

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WELLCOME UNIT FOR THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE

Ridding the Empire of leprosy: a grand undertaking and its legacy

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Mondays in the Wellcome Unit, 45–7 Banbury Road.

Convener: J. Robertson (Ph.D Queensland), Research Officer on ILA global project on the history of leprosy.

DR J. BUCKINGHAM, Canterbury, New Zealand
20 Jan.: `Religion, health, sexuality, and the criminality of assisted suicide in early nineteenth-century British India.'

DR ROBERTSON
27 Jan.: `Leprosy and the elusive M. leprae: colonial and imperial medical exchanges in the nineteenth century.'

J. MANTON
3 Feb.: `Missionary leprosy control: ideologies and practices in Ogoja Province, Nigeria, 1944–8.'

DR R. EDMOND, Kent
10 Feb.: `Heredity or contagion? The debate over the causation of leprosy in the later nineteenth century.'

PROFESSOR M. WORBOYS, Manchester
17 Feb.: `Leprosy, germs, and contagion in the British Empire, 1860–1900.'

S. HORWITZ
24 Feb.: `Inside Westfort: race, sex, and segregation within a South Africa leprosarium, during the first half of the twentieth century.'

DR H. DEACON, freelance historian, Robben Island
3 Mar.: `The spatial politics of an African leprosarium.'

DR S. KAKAR, Delhi
10 Mar.: `Leprosy in India: the unique role of oral history.'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

PROFESSOR M. ROGERS, SOAS, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 22 January, in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies.

Subject: `Sinan and imperial patronage.'

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QUEEN ELIZABETH HOUSE

Contemporary South Asia Seminar

The following seminars will be held at2 p.m. on Fridays in the Blackhall Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House.

Conveners: Dr Nandini Gooptu and Professor Barbara Harriss-White.

L. HALANI
31 Jan.: `Negotiating fertility: the case of Muslim women in a northwestern city of India.'

L. MICHELUTTI, LSE
7 Feb.: `The political recruitment of Krishna: popular democracy in a North Indian town.'

J. ARUN
14 Feb.: `The myth of beef-eating and identity of the Paraiyars of Tamil Nadu.'

A. SHAH, LSE
21 Feb.: `Local politics and the state in Jharkand, eastern India.'

R. SUBRAHMANIAN, Sussex
28 Feb.: `Imprints of discrimination: the dynamics of educational inclusion in two states of India.' (Provisional title)

L. SAEZ and G. CAPPOCCIA
7 Mar.: `Where state responses fail: religious extremism and separatism in India.'

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International Gender Studies Centre

Gender and religions: sacralising time and space

The following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in the Blackhall Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House. In place of the usual seminar, celebrations for Oxford's International Women's Festival will be held on 13 March.

The International Gender Studies Centre incorporates the Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women.

Conveners: Dr M. Jaschok and Dr J. Reynell.

DR M. RAPHAEL, Cheltenham and Gloucester College
23 Jan.: `Jewish women's consecration of space and time in Auschwitz: a Jewish feminist reading of the memoir literature.'

DR E. FERRARO, Quito, Ecuador
30 Jan.: `Kneading life: women and the celebration of the dead in the northern Andes of Ecuador.'

DR L. NIXON
6 Feb.: `Mothers and daughters inside and outside the ancient Greek city: the cults of Demeter and Kore.'

DR E. KALNY, Vienna
13 Feb.: `Performing religion in Guatemalan Ma communities: space, gender, and the sacred.'

DR M. KLEIN, Jewism Museum, London
20 Feb.: `Sacralising childbirth in the Jewish community.'

DR Z. MORRISON
27 Feb.: `Ethics, gender, space, and scale: constructions of relationships between places in Oxford.'

PROFESSOR W. JAMES
6 Mar.: `Women and the qualities of time.'

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TRANSPORT STUDIES UNIT

Transport investment and the economy

PROFESSOR R. VICKERMAN, Kent, will lecture in this series at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 23 January, in Lecture Room 1, St Anne's College. Further details may be obtained from the Transport Studies Unit (telephone: Oxford (2)74715, Web site: http://www.tsu.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `Trans-European networks and economic development: appraising the benefits.'

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CORPUS CHRISTI COLLEGE

F.W. Bateson Memorial Lecture 2003

PROFESSOR L. COLLEY, London School of Economics and Political Science, will deliver the F.W. Bateson Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 12 February, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Perceiving low literature: the captivity narrative.'

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GREEN COLLEGE

Green College Lectures 2003

Science and the media: the challenge of adapting science to the mass media

Amended notice

The Green College Lectures will be held at 6 p.m. on Mondays in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

The final lecture in the series will be delivered by Fiona Fox, in place of Dr Ian Gibson.

PROFESSOR LORD MAY OF OXFORD, AC, KT, FRS, President, the Royal Society; Royal Society Research Professor of Zoology
20 Jan.: `Many scientists, many mediums, many publics: problems inherent in slogans like "Science and the media".'

DR PALLAB GHOSH, BBC Science Correspondent
27 Jan.: `Trust no one, question everything, believe nothing: the new face of science journalism.'

PROFESSOR I. HARGREAVES, Professor of Journalism and Director of the Centre for Journalism Studies, University of Cardiff
3 Feb.: `Lost in media-space: how science failed the communications test.'

FIONA FOX, Director, the Science Media Centre, the Royal Institution
10 Feb.: `The truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth: so where does that leave journalism?'

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LINACRE COLLEGE

Linacre Lectures 2003

Designing successful environmental policies

The Linacre Lectures will be held at 5.30 p.m. on Thursdays in Lecture Theatre A, the Zoology/Psychology Building. The Linacre Lectures are sponsored by Linacre College and the Environmental Change Institute.

DR R. PACHAURI, Director-General of TERI, India, and Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
23 Jan.: `Climate change on a global scale.'

PROFESSOR D. BEGG, Director, Centre for Transport Policy, Robert Gordon University
30 Jan.: `Transport and congestion in Edinburgh and London.'

DR B. BOARDMAN
6 Feb.: `Lessons from transforming the cold market.'

PROFESSOR D. KING, Government adviser and Head of the Office of Science and Technology
13 Feb.: `The role of government in response to global warming.'

DR M. HOELZ, Global Head of Public Affairs and Sustainable Development, Deutsche Bank
20 Feb.: `Sustainable development—a business issue.'

PROFESSOR K. HOMEWOOD, Department of Anthropology, University College, London
27 Feb.: `Policy, environment, and development in African rangelands.'

DR M. COLCHESTER, Forest Peoples Programme
6 Mar.: `Conservation policy and indigenous peoples.'

PROFESSOR R. CORELL, School of Government, Harvard
13 Mar.: `The role of government.'

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ST ANNE'S COLLEGE

MARTHA KEARNEY, presenter of Woman's Hour and Political Editor of Newsnight (Literae Humaniores 1976), will give a talk at 6.30 p.m. on Saturday, 25 January, in the Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's College. This event is organised by the St Anne's College Association of Senior Members.

Admission will cost £10. Tickets may be obtained by sending a cheque payable to St Anne's College to Christine Foard, St Anne's College, Oxford OX2 6HS. Tickets will also be available at the door.

Subject: `From college to career.'

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Interests, identities, and interventions

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Conveners: Professor Archie Brown, Alan Duncan, MP, and Gordon Marsden, MP.

LORD HURD, PC, YASMIN ALIBHAI-BROWN, The Independent, and PROFESSOR SIR ADAM ROBERTS
21 Jan.: `What are British interests now?' (Chair: Gordon Marsden, MP)

THE RT. HON. MICHAEL ANCRAM, PC, MP, GORDON MARSDEN, MP, and PROFESSOR ARCHIE BROWN
28 Jan.: `Building democracy and building capitalism: conflicting or complementary goals?' (Chair: Alan Duncan, MP)

LORD HOWELL, PC, FELIPE FERNANDEZ-ARMESTO, and SIR MARRACK GOULDING
4 Feb.: `When is foreign military intervention justified?' (Chair: Gordon Marsden, MP)

H.E. GRIGORY KARASIN, Ambassador of the Russian Federation, DR ANDREI GRACHEV, Paris and Moscow, JOHN LLOYD, former Moscow correspondent, The Financial Times, and DR ALEX PRAVDA
11 Feb.: `Russian national identity and national interests.' (Chair: Professor Brown)

GLYN T. DAVIES, Deputy Head of Mission, American Embassy, London, CHARLES WHEELER, former Washingon correspondent, the BBC, and PROFESSOR HENRY SHUE
18 Feb.: `Is American unilateralism out of control?' (Chair: Alan Duncan, MP)

BARONESS SCOTLAND, QC, DOMINIC GRIEVE, MP, MRS ANN CRYER, MP, and DANIEL SNOWMAN
25 Feb.: `National identity and migration: pluses and minuses.' (Chair: Professor Brown)

LORD WRIGHT OF RICHMOND, ALAN DUNCAN, MP, ERNIE ROSS, MP, and PROFESSOR AVI SHLAIM
4 Mar.: `Shifting sands: Iraq and its neighbours.' (Chair: Gordon Marsden, MP)

THE RT. HON. MICHAEL PORTILLO, PC, MP, LORD OWEN, PC, and DR ANNE DEIGHTON
11 Mar.: `EU and NATO: cousins or rivals?' (Chair: Alan Duncan, MP)

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European Studies Centre

Brown-bag lunches: Foreigners in Europe

The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Mondays in the Seminar Room, 70 Woodstock Road.

Convener: R. Harris, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer (CUF) in Modern History.

D. GORDON
20 Jan.: `Guarding the borders of the nation-state: the deportation of politically active foreigners in twentieth-century France.'

K . LAGOS
27 Jan.: `Paradigms of inclusion and exclusion: Greek Jewry and Hellenism, 1936--41.' (In conjunction with the Jewish History Seminar---see below)

L. DOUGLASS
3 Feb.: `The double-edged sword of the 1907 Austrian electoral reform: the problem of Jewish representation in the Czech lands.'

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Seminar in Modern European Jewish History

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Mondays in the Seminar Room, 70 Woodstock Road.

Convener: Dr David Rechter, Oriental Institute.

K. LAGOS
27 Jan., 1 p.m.: `Greek Jewry and Hellenism: paradigms of inclusion and exclusion, 1936--41.' (In conjunction with the `Brown-bag lunches' series---see above)

PROFESSOR D. SORKIN, Wisconsin
3 Feb.: `The three regions of emancipation.'

DR J. HEPPELL, Warwick
10 Feb.: Jews, Communism, and modernity: a new perspective.'

PROFESSOR D. PENSLAR, Toronto
17 Feb.: `Zionism and post-colonialism.'

S. SCHNITZER
24 Feb.: `How to be "A Worthy Citizen of England and a True Son of Israel": instructions from the Anglo-Jewish clergy during the Boer War, 1899--1902.'

DR A. GREEN
3 Mar.: `Sir Moses Montefiore (1784--1885): new perspectives.'

DR N. ROEMER, Southampton
10 Mar.: `Mapping Jewish identities in nineteenth-century Germany.'

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Citizenship and national minorities in Europe: history, theory, and practice

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

Details of the 24 February seminar will be announced later.

Conveners: J.M. Welsh, MA, M.Phil., D.Phil., University Lecturer in International Relations, K.A. Noicolaïdis, MA, University Lecturer in International Relations, and R. Hansen, MA, M.Phil., D.Phil., University Lecturer (CUF) in Economics.

PROFESSOR R.J. CRAMPTON
20 Jan.: `Nationalism in the Balkans.'

I. TANASE, Paris I---Sorbonne
27 Jan.: `Defining national minorities: old criteria and new minorities.'

J. MORENO, CEACS, Instituto Juan March
3 Feb.: `Peripheral nationalism and European integration: the case of Spain and the Basque Country.'

SPEAKER TO BE ANNOUNCED
10 Feb.: `Czechoslovakia's velvet divorce.'

S. GREEN, Birmingham
17 Feb.: `The German nation.'

G. HAARSCHER, Universite libre de Bruxelles
3 Mar.: `Turkey and the Kurdish minority.'

D. MILLER, Nuffield, and A. GEDDES, Liverpool
10 Mar.: `National minorities and European citizenship.'

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Britain and Germany in the twentieth century

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

Conveners: M. Gortemaker (Dr.Phil. Berlin), Visiting Fellow, St Antony's College, T.J. Garton Ash, MA, Fellow, St Antony's College, and J.C. Wright, MA, University Lecturer (CUF) in Economics.

DR J. DUPPLER, Military History Research Centre, Potsdam
21 Jan.: `Rivals at sea: Anglo-German naval policies before World War I.' (Commentator: Professor H. Strachan)

DR B.D. FULDA, Cambridge
28 Jan.: `Lloyd George and the Weimar Republic.' (Commentator: Dr Wright)

PROFESSOR DR. M.-L. RECKER, Frankfurt am Main
4 Feb.: `Appeasement revisited: Chamberlain, Hitler, and the policy of Munich.'

PROFESSOR DR B. HEUSER, King's College, London
11 Feb.: `The silent alliance: British--German co-operation in NATO 1977--87.' (Commentator: Sir Michael Quinlan, Ministry of Defence)

PROFESSOR DR D. JUNKER, Heidelberg
18 Feb.: `The United States, Germany, and Europe in the twentieth century.'

PROFESSOR DR L. KETTENACKER, German Historical Institute, London
25 Feb.: `The British in Germany: foes and friends 1945--55.' (Commentator: Professor Dr H.-P. Schwarz, Bonn)

DR GORTEMAKER
4 Mar.: `The case of Rudolf Hess: a chance for peace?'

PROFESSOR DR K.-R. KORTE, Duisburg
11 Mar.: `Kohl--Thatcher: discord over German reunification.' (Commentator: Mr Garton Ash)

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Germany after the elections

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

Convener: A.C. Busch, MA, Fellow, St Antony's College.

M.G. SCHMIDT, Heidelberg
24 Jan.: `What is special about Germany? The political system in international comparison.'

T. SAALFELD, Kent
31 Jan.: `End of the catch-all model? Change and continuity in the Germany party system.'

DR BUSCH
7 Feb.: `Struggling to extend civil rights: the cases of citizenship, gay partnership, and immigration.'

R. ZOHLNHÖFER, Heidelberg
14 Feb.: `Destination anywhere? The Schröder Government's inconclusive search for a "Third Way" in economic policy.'

A.HASSEL, MPI Cologne
21 Feb.: `Dysfunctional tripartism? Why the "Alliance for Jobs" didn't work.'

C. JEFFERY, Birmingham
28 Feb.: `Discovering territory in German federalism.'

R. CZADA, Osnabruck
7 Mar.: `Unification: the ongoing challenge.'

AMBASSADOR THOMAS MATUSSEK
14 Mar.: `Germany in Europe.'

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Other programmes for Hilary Term

The following seminars will be held at the European Studies Centre, 70 Woodstock Road, weeks 1--8.

DR A. DEIGHTON
Tue., 10 a.m.: `European integration.' (M.Phil. class)

DR A. DEIGHTON
Tue., 2 p.m.: `European international history.' (M.Phil. class)

PROFESSOR R. CRAMPTON
Thur.,2.15 p.m.: `History and politics of Central and Eastern Europe since 1945.' (M.Phil. class)

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Russian and East European Centre

Under western eyes, under eastern eyes

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Conveners: R.J. Service, MA, University Lecturer in Modern Russian History, and D.R. Priestland, MA, University Lecturer (CUF) in Modern History.

S. PONS, Istituto Gramsci, Rome
20 Jan.: `Italian Communists and the Soviet Union.'

M. KOTT
27 Jan.: `Latvians and the Holocaust: the view from the west.'

A. OSTROVSKY, \The Financial Times\
3 Feb.: `The idea of Britain in the Russian Revolution.'

F. CIBULKA
10 Feb.: `Western perceptions of the extreme political right in east–central Europe.'

P. DUNCAN, SSEES, London
17 Feb.: `Soviet views of Britain since Lenin.'

P. HANSON, CREES, Birmingham
24 Feb.: `Western commentaries and postwar Soviet economic performance.'

DR SERVICE
3 Mar.: `The West and the totalitarian diagnosis.'

R. PYNSENT, SSEES, London
10 Mar.: `The British woman in Czech literature and thought.'

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TRINITY COLLEGE

Richard Hillary Lecture 2003

GRAHAM SWIFT will deliver the Richard Hillary Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 5 February, in the St Cross Building.

Subject: ` "I do like to be beside the seaside": the place of place in fiction.'

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WOLFSON COLLEGE

Wolfson College Lectures 2003

History and fiction: celebrating the centenary of Sir Ronald Syme (1903–89)

The Wolfson College Lectures will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Hall, Wolfson College. The lectures are free of charge and open to the public.

PROFESSOR K. COLEMAN, Harvard
4 Feb.: ` "Truth severe, by fair Fiction drest": reality and the Roman imagination.'

PROFESSOR R. HOLMES, Royal Military College of Science
11 Feb.: `War of words: describing the Great War.'

PROFESSOR K. HOPKINS, Cambridge
18 Feb.: `How to be a Roman emperor—an autobiography.'

PROFESSOR N.A.M. RODGER, University of Exeter
25 Feb.: `History repeated as fiction in the novels of Patrick O'Brian.'

JULIAN MITCHELL, novelist and dramatist
4 Mar.: ` "How many times shall Caesar bleed in sport": history and drama.'

DR M. GRIFFIN
11 Mar.: ` "Lifting the mask": Syme on fictional history.'

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REGENT'S PARK COLLEGE

Centre for the Study of Christianity and Culture

Life at the limits: reflections on religion and death

The following public lectures will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in Regent's Park College.

PROFESSOR G. JANTZEN, Manchester
21 Jan.: ` "The Depth of the Abyss": medieval mysticism and the nihilism of postmodernity.'

DR B. CLACK, Oxford Brookes
28 Jan.: `Sex and death in Augustine.'

M.O'SIADHAIL
4 Feb.: Poetry reading and launch of cThe Gossamer Wall.

DR M. RAPHAEL, Gloucester
11 Feb.: `God's face in darkness: a Jewish feminist perspective on the hiddenness and the revelation of God in Auschwitz.'

DR D. ROOKE, King's College, London
18 Feb.: `Sex and death, or the death of sex: the case of Jephthah's daughter (Judges 11:29--40).'

PROFESSOR G. CURRY, Georgetown College, Kentucky
25 Feb.: `Poetry, death, and Christian faith.' (McCandless Lecture 2003)

DR A. MOORE, Regent's Park College
4 Mar.: `Explanation, suffering, and death in the Bible: a test case for the science and theology debate.'

DR R. ELLIS, Regent's Park College
11 Mar.: `God in the trenches: Woodbine Willy and the problem of pain.'

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NEW DICTIONARY OF NATIONAL BIOGRAPHY

DNB Seminars in Biography

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

PROFESSOR I. DONALDSON, Cambridge
30 Jan.: `Biographical uncertainty.'

DR G. FERRY
13 Feb.: `The lives of scientists.'

PROFESSOR E. IVES, Birmingham
27 Feb.: `Will the real Henry VIII please stand up?'

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OXFORD BIBLIOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY

JOHN RANDLE will lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Thursday, 23 January, in the Taylor Institution. The lecture will be open to the public.

Subject: `The Whittington Press and Oxford.'

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OXFORD UNION SOCIETY

Oxford and literature

The following lectures, which are open to all members of the University, will be held at 8.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Oxford Union Society.

SIR ANTHONY KENNY
28 Jan.: `Three Oxford poets: Matthew Arnold, Arthur Hugh Clough, and Gerard Manley Hopkins.'

LORD QUINTON OF HOLYWELL (ANTHONY QUINTON)
4 Feb.: `Oxford in Victorian fiction.'

BEVIS HILLIER
11 Feb.: `Betjeman's Oxford.'

DR NICHOLAS SHRIMPTON
18 Feb.: `Lewis Carroll, Charles Dodgson, and Oxford.'

LADY JAMES OF HOLLAND PARK (P.D. JAMES)
25 Feb.: `The Oxford detective story.'

PROFESSOR PETER CONRAD
4 Mar.: `Iris Murdoch and Oxford.'

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OXFORD ITALIAN ASSOCIATION

Lectures

Unless otherwise indicated, the following lectures and meetings will be held at 7.30 for 8 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Mary Ogilvie Theatre, St Anne's College. Admission for non- members costs £3 (free admission for students under thirty). Further information may be obtained from the Hon. Secretary (Oxford 377479).

ANTONY and PORTIA VENTON
6 Feb., Pauling Centre for Human Sciences: `The Mille Miglia 1927–57.'

PROFESSOR J. WOODHOUSE
18 Feb.: `Echoes of Michelangelo's poetry in his art and sculpture.'

PROFESSOR J. LEWIN
6 Mar.: `Venice in peril from the sea.'

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Other meetings


Wed. 22 Jan.: showing of film Aprile by Nanni Moretti (with sub-titles), Rewley House Theatre, Wellington Square, 8 p.m. Admission free.

Tue. 28 Jan.: conversazione in italiano, 48 Common Room, St Anne's College, 7.30 for 8 p.m. Admission free.

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OXFORD LYCEUM

PROFESSOR JOSEPH NYE, Dean of the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 21 January, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `The paradox of American power.'

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