Lectures

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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.

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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EUROPEAN HUMANITIES RESEARCH CENTRE

Fifth Mendel Friedman Conference on Yiddish Studies: the Yiddish presence in European literature

This conference will be held on Tuesday, 1 July, and Wednesday, 2 July, in the Maplethorpe Building, St Hugh's College.

The event also marks the publication of The Jewish Pope: Myth, Diaspora and Yiddish Literature by Dr Joseph Sherman, the fourth title in Legenda/Studies in Yiddish published by the EHRC.

The conference will begin at 4 p.m. on 1 July with a Library and Exhibition tour in St Hugh's College.

The first day will conclude with a reception at 6.30 p.m. The second day will conclude with a round-table discussion at 4.15 p.m.

Further information may be obtained from Ms Avery Willis (telephone: Oxford (2)84683, e-mail: avery.willis@ehrc.ox.ac.uk).

Tuesday, 1 July

PROFESSOR M. BOWIE, Cambridge, and PROFESSOR M. MCLAUGHLIN, Director, EHRC
5 p.m.: conference welcome.

DR L. YUDKIN, University College, London
5.15 p.m.: `Hebrew and Yiddish as the primary language of Jewish literature: rivalry and symbiosis.'

PROFESSOR D. BELLOS, Princeton
5.45 p.m.: `In the worst possible taste: the Yiddish Witz in Roman Gary's Gengis Cohn.'


Wednesday, 2 July (Chairs: Professor Bowie and Professor McLaughlin)

DR F. KROBB, National University of Ireland
9.30 a.m.: `Between spite and embrace: Yiddish in nineteenth-century German literature.'

DR D. MIDGLEY, Cambridge
10 a.m.: `The Romance of the East. Encounters of German-Jewish writers with Yiddish-speaking communities, 1916--24.'

DR J. SHERMAN
11.15 a.m.: `Bergelson and Chekhov: the power of understatement.'

P. SHERWOOD, University College, London
11.45 a.m.: `Living through something: notes on the work of Imre Kert‚sz.'

DR P. à DOCHARTAIGH, Ulster
1.30 p.m.: `Vertraut und befremdend. Yiddish in the works of Jurek Becker.'

M. KVIETKAUSKAS
2 p.m.: `Yiddish and Lithuanian literary modernism: the silent proximity.'

DR E. SCHACTER, Kent
3.15 p.m.: `Italian Jews/Jewish Italians: a question of identity in post- unification Italy.'

DR D. GROISER
3.45 p.m.: `Yiddish and the Jewish renaissance in Weimar Germany.'

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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.

Note: the lecture will be given in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College, and not, as stated in the Gazette of 19 June (p. 1438), in Green College.

Subject: `War reporting: the new vulnerability.'

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Asian Studies Centre

DR ALAN RYAN, Senior Research Fellow, Land Warfare Studies Centre, Australian Defence Department, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 1 July, in the Deakin Room, Founder's Building, St Antony's College. Enquiries should be directed to the Asian Studies Centre (telephone: Oxford (2)74559, e-mail: asian@sant.ox.ac.uk).

Convener: S.Y.-S. Tsang, MA, D.Phil., Reader in Politics.

Subject: `Australian strategic thinking in the age of global terrorism and American pre-eminence.'

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