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

DR P. BATES, Reader in Geography, University of Bristol, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 27 February, in the Senior Common Room, the School of Geography and the Environment.

Subject: `Flood inundation modelling using LiDAR and SAR data.'

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MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Hinshelwood Lectures

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.

Subject: `Manipulating single atoms and molecules in physics, chemistry, and biology.'

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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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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Sub-faculty of Italian: postponement of Paget Toynbee Lecture

The Paget Toynbee Lecture on the subject of `Le Rime di Dante: postille a una recente edizione', scheduled to have been given by Professor Lino Leonardi (Università per Stranieri, Siena), on Thursday, 13 March, in the Taylor Institution, has been postponed to Thursday, 15 May.

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MUSIC

Graduate Students' Colloquia

The following colloquia will be held at 5.15 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Denis Arnold Hall, the Music Faculty. The meetings are open to the public and free of charge.

N. SIMEONE, Bangor
4 Mar.: `Messiaen and "les années noires": a composer under the German Occupation.'

G. RICO
11 Mar.: `Music, morals, and ideas in thirteenth-century sermons and exemplar literature.'

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SOCIAL SCIENCES

DIANE COYLE, Head of Englightenment Economics, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 10 March, in the Wellbeloved Room, Harris Manchester College.

Convener: Dr Mark Rogers, Tutor in Economics and Management, Harris Manchester College.

Subject: `How to think like an economist (and why it matters).'

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African Studies

PROFESSOR ROBERT ROTBERG, Harvard, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 7 March, in the Beit Room, Rhodes House. Enquiries should be directed to Ulli Parkinson, St Antony's College (e-mail: ulli.parkinson@sant.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `Rhodes reassessed: analysing charismatic leadership.'

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ROTHERMERE AMERICAN INSTITUTE

Special American Literature Event

PROFESSOR WERNER SOLLORS, Harvard, Distinguished Visitor in American Literature, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 7 March, in the Rothermere American Institute. The lecture is held in assocation with the Faculty of English Language and Literature.

Subject: `Ethnicity and the languages of America.'

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CENTRE FOR BRAZILIAN STUDIES

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on the days shown. 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).

DR G. MASSINI-CAGLIARI, Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP), Ararquaraá
Mon. 3 Mar., Centre for Brazilian Studies: `One language among many, many languages in one: monolingualism, linguistic prejudice, and language policy in Brazil.'

DR JOAO BATISTA DE ARAÚJO E OLIVEIRA, JM Associados; former Secretary- General, Ministry of Education
Tue. 4 Mar., Department of Educational Studies: `Remedial education in Brazil.' (Series `Education in Brazil')

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

DR AYMAN SHIHADEH, Abertay, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 5 March, in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies.

Subject: `Intellectuality and society: the case of Fakhr Al-Din Al Razi.'

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CHRIST CHURCH

Churchill and Roosevelt: the Atlantic Allance

This conference, the second in the Christ Church series of late summer conferences on the theme of international conflict, will be held between 31 August and 5 September in Christ Church.

The event will provide an accessible and scholarly examination of the role of two major twentieth-century figures in the evolution of the Atlantic Alliance from World War II to the present day, and will include lectures by leading historians as well as tutored excursions, and a diverse social, cultural, and hospitality programme. A limited number of scholarship places is available.

Further information may be obtained from the Churchill and Roosevelt Programme, the Steward's Office, Christ Church, Oxford OX1 1DP (telephone: Oxford (2)76174, e-mail: churchill@chch.ox.ac.uk).

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GREEN COLLEGE

PROFESSOR ROBERT PINKER, Acting Chairman, the Press Complaints Commission, will lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 6 March, in the E.P. Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green College.

Subject: `Regulating the press in a free society.'

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LADY MARGARET HALL

Starr Foundation Seminars

DR J. BOUDREAU, Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy, University of Pittsburgh, and Visiting Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall, will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Friday, 7 March, in the Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret Hall. There will be an opportunity to meet the speaker informally afterwards.

Subject: `The meaning of recent experiments on matter and anti- matter.'

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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 ANNE'S COLLEGE

Hoskins Lecture

DR OLIVER RACKHAM, OBE, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, will deliver the Hoskins Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 4 March, in the Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's College. The annual lecture, in honour of Professor William G. Hoskins, has been generously endowed by the late Mrs Jean Duffield.

Subject: `The making of the world's landscapes.'

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Interests, identities, and interventions

Amended notice

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

Lord Wright of Richmond will not now speak at the meeting on 4 March. Other details are unchanged from previous announcements.

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

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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SOMERVILLE COLLEGE

Annual Dorothy Hodgkin Memorial Lecture

DR CLAIRE NAYLOR, Birkbeck College, London, will deliver the Dorothy Hodgkin Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 4 March, in the Lecture Theatre, the University Museum of Natural History.

The lecture, which will be open to the public, is jointly sponsored with the Association for Women in Science and Engineering during the International Women's Festival.

Subject: `Pathogenic proteins: how bacterial agents cause disease.'

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FRIENDS OF THE BODLEIAN

PROFESSOR JESSICA RAWSON will deliver a thirty-minute lecture at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, 4 March, in the Cecil Jackson Room, the Sheldonian Theatre. Admission is free. Wine and sandwiches will be served after the lecture, at a cost of £4 per person, for which bookings should be made in advance with Mrs P.M. Sturgis, Membership Secretary, Friends of the Bodleian, Bodleian Library, Oxford OX1 3BG (telephone: Oxford (2)77234, e-mail: pms@bodley@ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `Tombs and universes: the Chinese view of the afterlife.'

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OXFORD LYCEUM

THE RT. HON. LORD WOOLF, Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 6 March, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `The impact of the Human Rights Act.'

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