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DR MARC HIDEO MIYAKE, University of Hawai'i at Hilo, will lecture at 4 p.m. onc Thursday, 7 August, in the Old Library, Hertford College. There will be an opportunity to meet the speaker informally after the lecture.

Subject: `Para-Sino-Japanese: a report card.'

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Boston, Melbourne, Oxford Conversazione 2003

Making states work: failing states and benevolent empires

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

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

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St John's College Research Centre

A one-day workshop on `Evidence' will be held in the seminar room of the Research Centre at 45 St Giles' on Saturday, 4 October, from 10.20 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be four talks around the topic of evidence in epidemiological and forensic settings, and issues arising in observational science and in history. Speakers will be Klim McPherson, Mark Freedland, Katherine Blundell, and Malcolm Vale.

The meeting is open to all, but space is limited. Those who wish to attend, are asked to e-mail research.centre@sjc.ox.ac.uk.

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