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LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Department of Biochemistry: Koshland Lecture Series

DR DANIEL E. KOSHLAND, JR., University of California at Berkeley, will lecture at 4 p.m. on Thursday, 12 June, in the University Museum of Natural History. The lecture will be followed by a reception.

Subject: `The seven pillars of life.'

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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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MEDICAL SCIENCES

Nuffield Department of Surgery: Clinical Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the NDS Seminar Room, Level 6, the John Radcliffe Hospital.

The seminar due to have been given by Mr David Caparelli on 18 March has now been postponed to 8 April.

Anyone wishing to arrange to talk to the speaker should contact Ashok Handa (telephone: 21278).

I. LINDSEY, Locum Consultant Colorectal Surgeon
25 Mar.: `Sex, lies, and videotape: a new look at an old problem—sexual dysfunction after rectal excision.'

C. DARBY, Consultant Vascular and Transplant Surgeon
1 Apr.: `Xenografts in access surgery.'

D. CAPARELLI, Johns Hopkins Fellow
8 Apr.: `Novel approaches to ischaemic injury in cardiac surgery.'

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THEOLOGY

Ian Ramsey Centre

Science, religion, and medicine

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 M. Yee.

PROFESSOR J. SAVULESCU
8 May: To be announced.

DR J. MCGRATH
22 May: `The World Health Organisation model of disease and the healing ministry of Jesus.'

DR N. BOSTROM
5 June: `Our human and posthuman dignity.'

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WELLCOME UNIT FOR THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE

Medicine and culture before 1800

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Mondays in the Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine.

Convener: M.H. Pelling, MA, M.Litt., Reader in the Social History of Medicine.

DR J. ARCHER, Warwick
28 Apr.: `Women healers, recipe books, and the intellectual circle of Katherine, Lady Ranelagh (1614–91).'

DR M. SATCHELL, Cambridge
12 May: `The medieval hospitals GIS project.'

DR J. LANDERS
19 May: `Gunpowder, energy, and the costs of war: the enigma of English exceptionalism.'

DR A. CUNNINGHAM, Cambridge
2 June: `The curse of John Hunter's museum.'

DR R. SERJEANTSON, Cambridge
9 June: `Medicine in the New Atlantis.'

DR L. BROCKLISS
16 June: `Medical correspondence in eighteenth-century France: the case of Esprit Calvet and his colleagues in the Midi.'

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CENTRE FOR SOCIO-LEGAL STUDIES

Programme in Public Interest Law and Policy

The following seminars will be held on Thursdays in the Seminar Room, the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Wolfson College.

PROFESSOR C. HARLOW, LSE
1 May, 1 p.m.: `Public interest litigation: has it a future?'

PROFESSOR B. HADFIELD, Essex
8 May, 5 p.m.: `Constitutional change and the English Question: what is the question and is there an answer?'

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JESUS COLLEGE

Don Fowler Lecture

PROFESSOR ELLEN OLIENSIS, Associate Professor of Classics, University of California at Berkeley, will deliver the Don Fowler Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 15 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `What Scylla wants: Freudian questions in Ovid's Metamorphoses.'

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TRANSLATION RESEARCH IN OXFORD AND THE EUROPEAN HUMANITIES RESEARCH CENTRE

Translating Freud again? (The New Penguin Freud, edited by Adam Phillips)

This seminar will be held from 9.30 a.m. on Saturday, 14 June, in St Hugh's College. Registration fee £18 (students £4); lunch £8.70. Further details may be obtained from Edith McMorran (e-mail: edith.mcmorran@st-hughs.ox.ac.uk), and from the Web site http://www.trio.org.uk.

ADAM PHILLIPS
10 a.m.: Presentation of the project.

PAUL KEEGAN
10.30 a.m.: `History of Freud in translation.'

MALCOLM BOWIE, RACHEL BOWLBY, HUGH HAUGHTON, and JERI JOHNSON
11.30 a.m.: round table discussion: introduction and translation.

ADAM PHILLIPS
2 p.m.: `Textual analysis of the translation: clinical implications.'

Mr Phillips' second paper will be followed by a round table discussion, by translators ALAN BANCE, ANTHEA BELL, JOYCE CRICK, NICOLA LUCKHURST, HELEN RAGG- KIRKBY, JOHN REDDICK, and ANDREW WEBBER, with a French view from FRANÇOISE COBLENCE.

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