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ROMANES LECTURE 2003

SIR PAUL NURSE will deliver the Romanes Lecture at 5.45 p.m. on Thursday, 30 October, in the Sheldonian Theatre. Tickets are not required.

Subject: `The great ideas of biology.'

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PROFESSOR OF POETRY

PROFESSOR PAUL MULDOON will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 28 October, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `The end of the poem: "Dover Beach" by Matthew Arnold.'

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CLARENDON LAW LECTURES

Perspectives on state liability

PROFESSOR CAROL HARLOW, QC, FBA, Emeritus Professor of Law, London School of Economics and Political Science, will deliver the Clarendon Law Lectures on the following days in the Faculty of Law, the St Cross Building.

The lecture on 28 October will be followed by a reception, after which Professor Harlow will take questions arising from her lectures.

The lectures are open to the public, and those wishing to attend are advised to arrive early.

Mon. 27 Oct., 5 p.m.: `Corrective justice in the frame.'

Mon. 27 Oct., 6.20 p.m.: `Tort law and globalisation.'

Tue. 28 Oct., 5 p.m.: `Towards distributive justice.'

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CLARENDON LECTURES IN MANAGEMENT STUDIES

Science, innovation, and economic growth

PROFESSOR W.W. POWELL, Professor of Education, Organizational Behaviour, and Sociology, Stanford, and external faculty member, Santa Fe Institute, will deliver the Clarendon Lectures in Management Studies at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Saïd Business School. The lectures are open to the public.

Further information may be obtained from Liz Buckle, Marketing Assistant, Saïd Business School (telephone: Oxford (2)88852, e-mail: liz.buckle@sbs.ox.ac.uk), or Euan Hirst, Oxford University Press (telephone; Oxford 353650, e-mail: euan.hirst@oup.com).

Tue. 28 Oct.: `Emergence: university–industry interfaces in the life sciences—a comparison of the US, Britain, and Europe.'

Wed. 29 Oct.: `Amplification: practising polygamy with good taste—the structure and dynamics of multiple networks.'

Thur. 30 Oct.: `Institutionalism: managing the production of novelty.'

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE, MUSIC, FINE ART

The Bible in art, music, and literature

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Danson Room, Trinity College.

Conveners: Professor C. Rowland, Queen's College, and Dr C. Joynes, Trinity College.

DR C. OAKES
20 Oct.: `The image of the Virgin of Mercy in English medieval art—its sources, contexts, and meanings.'

DR E. CLARKE, Warwick
3 Nov.: `Rewriting the Bride: the Song of Songs in early modern literature and culture.'

DR J. SHAW
17 Nov.: `A prophet's Bible.'

DR S. GILLINGHAM
1 Dec.: `Reading and rereading the Psalms: some trends in the reception of psalmody in Jewish and Christian tradition.'

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LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

PROFESSOR WARREN J. EWENS, University of Pennsylvania, winner of the Weldon Memorial Prize 2002, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 28 November, in the Lecture Theatre, the Zoology/Psychology Building.

Subject: `Backwards and forwards in population genetics theory.'

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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: Professor L.N. Johnson.

DR L. JAMES, Cambridge
17 Oct.: `Conformational diversity and functional promiscuity in antibody/antigen interactions.'

PROFESSOR M.S.P. SANSOM
24 Oct.: `What can simulations tell us about membrane proteins? (and water, and ions and...)'.

PROFESSOR L.T.J. DELBAERE, Saskatchewan
31 Oct.: `The phototransfer mechanism in phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase and generalisations for protein kinases.'

PROFESSOR K.N. DALBY, University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy
14 Nov.: `The reaction pathway of remote site phosphorylation by the serine/threonine specific kinase ERK2.'

DR S. LEA
21 Nov.: `Mapping the biology of a complement regulator—structures of CD55 and some of its ligands.'

DR N. UNWIN, Cambridge
5 Dec.: `The structure and gating mechanism of the acetylcholine receptor pore.'

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Department of Plant Sciences

The following research talks will be given at 4 p.m. on Thursdays in the Large Lecture Theatre, the Department of Plant Sciences.

Convener: Professor Dickinson.

PROFESSOR J. OGAS, Purdue, Indiana
16 Oct.: `Pickle, gibberellin, and germination in Arabidopsis.'

DR S. KNAPP, Natural History Museum, London
23 Oct.: `A "molecule-free" romp through the Solanaceae.'

DR R. COOPER, Bath
30 Oct.: `Cleavage, slime, latex, walls, and brimstone: attack and defence in microbial plant disease.'

DR M. KNIGHT
6 Nov.: `Life after calcium.'

PROFESSOR B. SCHERES, Utrecht
13 Nov.: `To the roots of stem cells.'

PROFESSOR D. TWELL, Leicester
20 Nov.: `Genetics and genomics of Arabidopsis pollen development.'

PROFESSOR K. WOLFE, Dublin
27 Nov.: `Molecular evolution of polyploidy genomes.'

DR P. HOLLINGSWORTH, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh
4 Dec.: `Genetics, conservation, and the British flora.'

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Department of Zoology

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

Convener: Dr D. Ferrier (e-mail: david.ferrier@zoo.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR A. KACELNIK
13 Oct.: `Bird-brained economists.'

PROFESSOR M. BENTON, Bristol
20 Oct.: `When life nearly died: the end-Permian mass extinction.'

PROFESSOR F. RATNIEKS, Sheffield
27 Oct.: `Conflict resolution by worker policing in insect societies.'

PROFESSOR J. COLLINGE, Imperial College, London
3 Nov.: `Prions.'

PROFESSOR W. ARTHUR, Sunderland
17 Nov.: `The role of developmental bias in evolution: a centipede case study and some general thoughts.'

PROFESSOR K. DAY
Wed. 19 Nov., 4 p.m.: To be announced.

DR S. BALDAUF, York
24 Nov.: `The eukaryotic tree.'

PROFESSOR D. RUBINSTEIN, Princeton
1 Dec.: `The dynamics of zebra herds: ecological influences on size, composition, and decision-making.'

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Institute of Human Sciences

Ecological and Evolutionary Anthropology Group

The following seminars will be held at 1.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Pauling Centre, the Institute of Human Sciences.

Convener: Dr S.J. Ulijaszek.

S. OPPENHEIMER
30 Oct.: `Out of Africa: fine, but how many times, which way, and when?'

C.J.K. HENRY, Oxford Brookes
6 Nov.: `The role of basal metabolic rate in energy balance and bodyweight regulation.'

J. ODLING-SMEE
13 Nov.: `Niche construction and gene-culture co- evolution.'

P. ENDICOTT
20 Nov.: `Tikopia: historical demography and ecology.'

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Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology

Ethnicity and Identity seminar: The identity of animals

The following seminars will be given at 11 a.m. on Fridays in the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology.

Conveners: Shirley Ardener, Elisabeth Hsu, and Ian Fowler.

DR F. BOWIE, Bristol
17 Oct.: `Were-wolves and leopards: from Harry Potter to Cameroon chiefs. Human–animal transformations in Africa and the West.'

DR C. BRANT, King's College, London
24 Oct.: `Perfect creatures of heaven: deerhounds in and out of dog culture.'

DR B. MORRIS, Goldsmiths' College, London
31 Oct.: `Insects, humans, and identity.'

DR M. PELICAN, Kent
7 Nov.: `Cattle as social personae among the Mbororo (agro-pastoral Fulbe) in north-west Cameroon.'

DR F. MOORE, Kingston University
14 Nov.: ` "Playing with dinosaurs": prehistoric reptiles in the popular imagination from Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins to the BBC.'

A. LEWIS
21 Nov.: `Animal-assisted therapy and the power of touch.'

DR K. VARTY, Glasgow
28 Nov.: `Euro-foxes: from the Middle Ages till today.'

DR R. STERCKX, Cambridge
5 Dec.: `Why dragons change: animal identities in Ancient China.'

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Fertility and Reproduction Seminars: Reproduction, religion, and the law

The following seminars will be held at 11 a.m. on Mondays in the Seminar Room, the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology.

Convener: Dr Soraya Tremayne.

DR L. RIVAL
27 Oct.: `Gender and soul power in Amazonia.'

J. SPEIRS, Edinburgh
3 Nov.: `To test contested definitin of kinship in donor insemination: legal structures versus social process.'

DR J. DE JONG, Manchester
10 Nov.: `The politicisation of religion in Egypt and its impact on reproductive health: from the International Conference on Population and Development (1994) onwards.'

DR S. KITZINGER
17 Nov.: `Birth, spirit, and social values.'

DR R. SIMPSON, Durham
24 Nov.: `Buddhism, bioethics, and science in contemporary Sri Lanka: localising a brave new world.'

DR J. EDWARDS, Manchester
1 Dec.: To be announced.

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Departmental seminars

The following departmental seminars will be held at 4 p.m. on Fridays in the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology.

Conveners: Dr D. Parkin and Dr S. Ulijaszek.

E. HSU
17 Oct.: `Mobility and connectedness: Chinese medical doctors in Kenya.'

R. ELLEN, Kent
24 Oct.: `From ethnoscience to science (or, What the indigenous knowledge debate tells us about how scientists define their project).'

B. HARRISS-WHITE
31 Oct.: `India's religious plurality and its implications for the economy.'

T. INGOLD, Aberdeen
7 Nov.: `Transformations of the line: threads, traces, and surfaces.'

MURRAY LAST, University College, London
14 Nov.: `From not knowing to half knowing: the experiences of health and illness in a Hausa farmstead (1970–2002).'

A. RUSSELL, Durham
21 Nov.: `Writing travelling culture: the Nepalese diaspora in north-east India.'

I. HARPER, Edinburgh
28 Nov.: ` "Nerve disease", depression, and emerging discourses of mental health in Nepal.'

D. SNEATH, Cambridge
5 Dec.: To be announced.

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MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Mondays in the Large Lecture Theatre, the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory.

DR S. MACKENZIE, Warwick
13 Oct.: `Making sense, and use, of atomic and molecular clusters.'

PROFESSOR I. PROCACCIA, Weizmann Institute of Science
20 Oct.: `Fractal growth patterns and iterated conformal maps.'

PROFESOR A.R. RAVISHANKAR, NOAA, Boulder
Thur. 23 Oct.: `Laboratory studies to answer atmospheric questions.' (RSC Centenary Lecture)

DR L. SALTER, Cornwall College
27 Oct.: `Sunlight, DNA, and green tea.'

PROFESSOR T. JONES, Imperial College, London
3 Nov.: `Molecular thin films; monolayers, multilayers, and devices.'

PROFESSOR R. DONOVAN, Edinburgh
10 Nov.: `Charge-transfer states: from zero-point level to the dissociation limit.'

DR G. SMITH, St Andrews
17 Nov.: `Recent advances in high field ESR.'

PROFESSOR J. FRANCISCO, Purdue University
1 Dec.: `Structure and reactivity of open-shell complexes: a new frontier in atmospheric chemistry.'

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Theoretical Chemistry Group Seminars

Unless otherwise indicated, 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: Professor Child.

PROFESSOR J.M. HUTSON, Durham
13 Oct.: `Interactions between molecules at milliKelvin and below.'

PROFESSOR I. PROCACCIA, Weizmann Institute
20 Oct.: `Fracture patterns in media with thermal stress.'

PROFESSOR R. VUILLEUMIER, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris
27 Oct.: `Atomic partial charges and vibrational spectroscopy of liquid water from ab initio molecular dynamics simulations?'

PROFESSOR S.L. PRICE, University College, London
10 Nov.: `Progress and problems in the computational prediction of organic crystal structures and polymorphism.'

DR J. HARVEY, Bristol
17 Nov., ICL Lecture Theatre: `Spin-forbidden reactions in organometallic and bio-inorganic chemistry: how fast are they?'

DR C. DOMENE
1 Dec.: `Watching ions moving through potassium channels.'

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Inorganic Chemistry Colloquia

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

Convener: Professor P.P. Edwards.

DR K. COLEMAN
13 Oct.: `Chemical functionalisation of carbon nanotubes.'

DR J. TUCKER, University of Exeter
20 Oct.: To be announced.

DR A. POWELL, Heriot-Watt
27 Oct.: `Low-dimensional metal sulphides: from high-temperature synthesis to templated growth.'

DR M. WHITTLESEY, Bath
3 Nov.: `Stoichiometric and catalytic activation of small molecules by N-heterocyclic carbene complexes of ruthenium.'

PROFESSOR D. ASTRUC, Bordeaux
10 Nov.: `Design of metallodendrimers and dendronised gold nanoparticles for molecular recognition and catalysis.'

DR J. HARVEY, Bristol
17 Nov.: `Spin-forbidden reactions in organometallic and bio-inorganic chemistry: how fast are they?'

PROFESSOR D. BLACKMOND, Hull
24 Nov.: `Reaction progress kinetic analysis: a powerful methodology for mechanistic analysis of complex catalytic systems.'

PROFESSOR M. WARD, Sheffield
1 Dec.: To be announced.

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Biophysical Chemistry Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursdays in the John Rowlinson Seminar Room, the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory. Details of the 4 December meeting will be announced later.

Convener: Dr L.C. Snoek.

PROFESSOR D. CLARY
23 Oct.: `Quantum simulations of hydrated clusters and biomolecules.'

PROFESSOR S. MEECH, East Anglia
13 Nov.: `Photophysics of the chromophore of GFP.'

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Soft matter, biomaterials, and interfaces

The following interdisciplinary seminars will be held at 4 p.m. on Tuesdays in the John Rowlinson Seminar Room, the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory.

Convener: Professor J. Klein.

PROFESSOR P. UNWIN, Warwick
14 Oct.: `Charge progagation in ultra-thin films from biomimetic systems to conducting polymers.'

PROFESSOR U. STEINER, Groningen
21 Oct.: `Controlled pattern formation by capillary instabilities.'

DR P. OLMSTED, Leeds
28 Oct.: `Shear banding, complex spatio- temporal behaviour, and dynamical instabilities in complex fluid in shear flow.'

PROFESSOR C. DOBSON, Cambridge
4 Nov.: `Protein folding and misfolding: from diseases to devices.'

PROFESSOR G. MAITLAND, Schlumberger
11 Nov.: `Structured surfactants and their role in improving oil recovery.'

PROFESSOR W. POON, Edinburgh
18 Nov.: `To be stuck or not to be stuck: new insights into the glass transition from colloids.'

DR P. BARTLETT, Bristol
25 Nov.: `Nano-rheology of soft materials.'

DR R. THOMAS
2 Dec.: `Interfacial behaviour at the chemistry/biology interface.'

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Department of Earth Sciences

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

PROFESSOR H. BRYDEN, Southampton
20 Oct.: `Role of the ocean in the global heat balance.'

PROFESSOR F. VON BLANCKENBURG
27 Oct.: `Quantifying tectonic and climate controls over continental erosion from cosmogenic nuclides in river sediment.'

DR N. TREWIN, Aberdeen
3 Nov.: `Devonian terrestrial biodiversity trapped in a Scottish hot spring deposit—the Rhynie chert.'

DR A. DICKSON, Cambridge
10 Nov.: `Echinoderm skeletal preservation: calcite/aragonite seas and the Mg/Ca ratio of Phanerozoic oceans.'

DR L. LONERGAN, Imperial College, London
17 Nov.: `Quantifying the extent of quaternary ice sheets in the North Sea—the evidence from 3-d seismic reflection data.'

PROFESSOR D. VAUGHAN, Manchester
24 Nov.: To be announced.

DR J. ANDREWS, East Anglia
1 Dec.: `Building microbial bioherms in the Pleistocene Gulf of Corinth.'

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Department of Statistics

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Department of Statistics.

M. PENROSE, Durham
16 Oct.: `Some multivariate test statistics based on interpoint distances.'

PROFESSOR G. WOOD, Mcquarie
23 Oct.: `The geometry of generalised linear models.'

PROFESSOR P. MCCULLAGH, Toronto
30 Oct.: `How oats and beans and barley grow.'

DR N. BEST, Imperial College, London
6 Nov.: `Spatially varying coefficient models in ecological studies of environment and health.'

Third-year research students
13 Nov.: To be announced.

PROFESSOR R. HENDERSON, Lancaster
20 Nov.: `Joint modelling of longitudinal and event time data.'

PROFESSOR V. ISHAM, University College, London
27 Nov.: `Macroparasite infections: population structure and scale.'

PROFESSOR N. SHEPHARD, Nuffield
4 Dec.: `Power and bipower variation with stochastic volatility and jumps.'

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MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES, LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Mathematical Biology and Ecology Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 2.30 p.m. on Fridays in Lecture Room 3, the Mathematical Institute.

Conveners: Professor P. Maini (e-mail: maini@maths.ox.ac.uk), and Dr S. Schnell (e-mail: schnell@maths.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR R. SMALLWOOD, Sheffield
24 Oct.: `From complexity to order: modelling the social behaviour of cells.'

DR R. TWAROCK, City University
7 Nov.: `Mathematical virology: a novel approach to the protein stoichiometry of viral capsoids and the packing of the viral genome.'

DR M. CHAPPELL, Warwick
21 Nov.: `Compartmental modelling of drug targeting.'

PROFESSOR A. MILLAR, Warwick
28 Nov.: `Circadian clocks in vivo and in silico.'

PROFESSOR N. JOHNSON
5 Dec.: `Getting connected: the pros and cons of networks in populations with limited resources.'

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MEDICAL SCIENCES

Nuffield Department of Surgery

MICHELLE MARTÍN, Heidelberg, Australia, will lecture at 12 noon on Tuesday, 14 October, in the NDS Seminar Room, Level 6, the John Radcliffe Hospital.

Subject: `Ischaemic reperfusion injury and rejection.'

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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.

DR R. BARKER, Cambridge
17 Oct.: `Curing Parkinson's disease.'

PROFESSOR D. BROOKS, Hammersmith Hospital
21 Nov.: `Contribution of PET imaging to our understanding of disease progression with dopamine agonists in Parkinson's disease.'

DR T. HUGHES, University Hospital of Wales
12 Dec.: `Failure of oral feeding in neurological disorders.'

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University Department of Psychiatry

Unless otherwise indicated, the following guest lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Seminar Room, the University Department of Psychiatry, the Warneford Hospital.

DR E. FULLER TORREY, Litchfield Lecturer, Stanley Foundation, USA
21 Oct.: `Services for individuals with severe psychiatric disorders: an American disaster and how to improve them.'

Wed. 22 Oct., 12.30 p.m.: `Schizophrenia as an infectious disease: what is the evidence now?' (Litchfield Lecture) PROFESSOR D.J. NUTT, Bristol
28 Oct.: `What causes anxiety: GABA or 5-HT dysfunction?'

DR S. PILLING, Royal College of Psychiatrists College Research Unit
25 Nov.: `Research implications of clinical guideline development in mental health.'

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Feldberg Lecture

PROFESSOR F. HOFMANN, Institute for Pharmacology and Toxicology, Munich, will deliver the Feldberg Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 23 October, in the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre. A presentation of the Feldberg Prize will be made at the lecture, which will be followed by a reception.

Subject: `Contribution of pacemaker channels to cardiac rhythm.'

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Department of Experimental Psychology

The following lectures will be given at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Weiskrantz Room (C.113), the Department of Experimental Psychology. Details of the final lecture (2 December) will be announced later.

PROFESSOR J. DRIVER, UCL
14 Oct.: `Neural correlates and consequences of crossmodal spatial attention.'

DR E. PROCYK, INSERM, Lyon
21 Oct.: `Neurophysiology of executive functions—studies of monkey anterior cingulate and dorsolateral prefrontal cortices during a problem-solving task.'

PROFESSOR A. JOHNSON, UCL
28 Oct.: `Where and when matters in visual motion perception.'

PROFESSOR B. ROSNER
4 Nov.: `The perception of intonation contours: cross-language effects.'

G. KUHN, Sussex
11 Nov.: `The art of magic—it's all in the mind.'

PROFESSOR R. COTTERILL, Danish Technical University
18 Nov.: `Evolution, cognition, consciousness, intelligence, and creativity.'

PROFESSOR C. PERFETTI, Pittsburgh
25 Nov.: `How writing systems do and do not make a difference for reading.'

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Pharmacology and anatomical pharmacology seminars

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

PROFESSOR J. RITTER, King's College, London
14 Oct.: `Investigating endothelial function in vivo.'

PROFESSOR S. NAHORSKI, Leicester
21 Oct.: `Visualising IP3 signalling in individual neurones.'

DR P. ROTHWELL
28 Oct.: `Epidemiology of stroke.'

PROFESSOR D. BEECH, Leeds
4 Nov.: `Mammalian TRP cationic channels.'

DR G. KUNOS, NIAAA, Bethesda, USA
11 Nov.: `Endocannabinoids: novel lipid mediators with a broad range of physiological functions.'

PROFESSOR RYUICHI SHIGEMOTO, National Institute of Physiology, Okazaki, Japan
18 Nov.: `Asymmetrical allocation of NMDA receptors in hippocampal synapses.'

DR D. STEMPLE, MRC National Institute for Medical Research, London
25 Nov.: `The zebrafish as a model for vertebrate development.'

PROFESSOR V. CRUNELLI, Cardiff
2 Dec.: `Thalamic mechanisms of sleep and absence epilepsy.'

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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: Professor K. Davies.

DR J.P. COUSO, Sussex
17 Oct.: `After the morphogens: the making of a proximal-distal axis.' (Jenkinson Seminar)

PROFESSOR A. VENTIKARAMAN, Cambridge
24 Oct.: `Functional genetics of a hereditary cancer syndrome: insights from studies on the breast cancer gene BRCA2.'

DR R. LACHMAN, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge
31 Oct.: `HSV vector mediated deliver of NPC1.'

PROFESSOR P. DOWNES, Dundee
7 Nov.: `Inositol phospholipid dependent cellular signals in health and disease.'

DR D. CAMPBELL MRC UK Human Genome Mapping Project, Cambridge
14 Nov.: `Functional annotation of the human major histocompatibility complex.'

PROFESSOR A. VINCENT
21 Nov.: `Autoantibodies and ion channel disease.'

DR M. FREEMAN
28 Nov.: `Activating signalling in Drosophila and beyond.'

DR L. HOLDEN-DYE, Southampton
5 Dec.: `Finding the ligands for G-protein coupled receptors.'

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Seminars in Public Health and Epidemiology

The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green College.

Conveners: Dr G. Whitlock and Dr P. McGale, Clinical Trial Service Unit.

PROFESSOR SIR DAVID COX
14 Oct.: `An investigation in veterinary epidemiology.'

C. FROST, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
21 Oct.: `Design and analysis of imaging studies in dementia.'

PROFESSOR J. DANESH, Cambridge
28 Oct.: `Novel biomarkers in coronary heart disease.'

DR L. CARPENTER
4 Nov.: `Evaluation of interventions against HIV- 1 transmission in rural Uganda: a community randomised trial.'

DR D. EASTON, Cambridge
11 Nov.: `Genetic susceptibility to breast cancer—recent progress and future prospects.'

PROFESSOR M. BAUM, University College, London
18 Nov.: `The philosophical and biological fall- out from thirty years of clinical trials in early breast cancer.'

DR M. LANDRAY
25 Nov.: `Lowering cholesterol in chronic kidney disease: study of heart and renal protection.'

DR H. HEMINGWAY, University College, London
2 Dec.: `The appropriateness of coronary revascularisation.'

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MEDICAL SCIENCES, LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

PROFESSOR MARTIN NOWAK, Director of the Program for Evolutionary Dynamics, Harvard University, will give a seminar at 12 noon on Tuesday, 21 October, in Lecture Theatre C, the Department of Zoology.

Subject: `The somatic evolution of cancer.'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Romance Linguistics Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in 47 Wellington Square. Details of the 20 November seminar will be announced later.

Convener: Professor M. Maiden.

PROFESSOR MAIDEN
23 Oct.: `What to do with unwanted gifts. The morphological accommodation of synonymy in Romance.'

PROFESSOR Y. MATRAS, Manchester
6 Nov.: `Beyond the limits of borrowing: two cases of Romani-Romance intertwining.'

PROFESSOR C. ROBUSTELLI, Modena
27 Nov.: ` "De la lingua che si parla et scrive in Firenze" and its English model. Giambullari and Linacre.'

R. ASHDOWNE
4 Dec.: ` "My oh my" or "Respectfully your(s)": some issues raised by possessives used in address in Romance.'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES, MODERN HISTORY

The dangers of the known world: Russian popular belief from 1800

This colloquium will be held on Tuesday, 21 October, in the McGregor- Matthews Room, New College, starting at 11 a.m.

Those interested in attending are asked to make a booking with the Symposium Secretary, Maggie Davies, New College (e-mail: maggie.davies@new.ox.ac.uk).

Convener: Professor C. Kelly.

PROFESSOR F. WIGZELL, University College, London
11.15 a.m.: `The afterlife in Russian popular orthodoxy.' (Chair/discussant: Dr S. Lovell, King's College, London)

PROFESSOR S. SMITH, Essex
2 p.m.: `The Bolsheviks and the struggle against "superstition", 1917–41.' (Chair/discussant: Dr D. Beer, Cambridge)

PROFESSOR D. HUMPHREY, Cambridge
3.30 p.m.: `The folk culture of modernity in Soviet Russia.' (Chair/discussant: Dr Polly Jones, Worcester College)

PROFESSOR A. BAIBURIN, European University, St Petersburg; British Academy Visiting Professor
5.30 p.m.: `Concepts of the word and language in Russian traditional culture.' (Ilchester Lecture, introduced by Professor Kelly. Professor Baiburin will speak in Russian; translation into English will be provided)

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MODERN HISTORY

Commonwealth History Research Seminar: The last Victorians and the British Empire

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

Convener: Professor J.M. Brown.

DR S. PASETA
17 Oct.: `Thomas Kettle and the Empire debate in Ireland, 1900–16.'

DR R. BICKERS, Bristol
24 Oct.: `After Robert Hart: making history in the Chinese Customs Service, 1911–75.'

A. KIRK-GREENE
31 Oct.: `Africa ipsissima: Margery Perham.'

DR J. LONSDALE
7 Nov.: `Jomo Kenyatta and two British Queens: a theory of constitutional nationalism.'

PROFESSOR I. TALBOT, Coventry
14 Nov.: `The passing of a world: Khizr Tiwana and Punjab politics 1937–47.'

PROFESSOR BROWN
21 Nov.: `Jawaharlal Nehru and the British Empire: the making of an "outsider" in Indian politics.'

DR R. MITTER
28 Nov.: `Zou Taofen: cosmopolitanism in semicolonial Shanghai.'

PROFESSOR D. BRIDGE, King's College, London
5 Dec.: `Anglo-Australian attitudes: the career of Lord Casey.'

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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.

Conveners: Professor R.R. Davies and Dr M. Whittow.

PROFESSOR C. BROOKE, Cambridge
13 Oct.: `Reflections on "narrative old age".'

M. LIEBERMAN
20 Oct.: `The Shropshire–Powys borderlands c.1070–1283: the creation of a "Marcher" regional identity.'

J. BICKFORD-SMITH
27 Oct.: `Orderic Vitalis and the myth of the Norman anarchy.'

DR R. GAMESON, Kent
3 Nov.: `The Gospels of St Augustine of Canterbury and the beginnings of book culture in England.'

DR R. SWANSON, Birmingham
10 Nov.: `Indulgences in late medieval England.'

DR H. REIMITZ, Vienna
17 Nov.: `Compendia of identity: historiographical compilations and social memory in the Frankish world.'

DR S. RABAN, Cambridge
24 Nov.: `A second Domesday Book? The purpose of the 1279–90 hundred rolls.'

DR J. BAUN
1 Dec.: `Heaven and hell in the early Middle Ages: East–West comparisons.'

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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: Professor Strachan.

PROFESSOR M. ALEXANDER, Aberystwyth
22 Oct.: `Lost battles and missing miracles: re- evaluating the French military in 1940.'

DR A. JACKSON, Mansfield
5 Nov.: `A prodigy of skill and organisation: Britain's imperial wars, 1939–45.'

J. NEWMYER
19 Nov.: `The Chinese military classics and Macchiavelli.'

PROFESSOR J. GOOCH, Leeds
3 Dec.: `Mussolini and the generals.'

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History of childhood workshop

The following workshops will be held in Magdalen College. Unless otherwise indicated they will take place at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Summer Common Room.

Conveners: Professor Lawrence Brockliss and Professor George Rousseau.

D. RAUBENHEIMER
16 Oct., the Auditorium: `Co-operation, conflict, and the evolution of family relations.'

F. STAVRAKOPOULOU
23 Oct.: `The destruction of the beloved: child sacrifice in Biblical Israel.'

N. ORME, University of Exeter
30 Oct.: `Violence in medieval English schools.'

PROFESSOR BROCKLISS
6 Nov.: `Classroom violence in early modern France.'

J. HUMPHRIES
13 Nov.: `The violent childhoods of early industrial Britain.'

J. MCDONAGH
20 Nov.: `The cultural work of child murder in nineteenth-century Britain.'

N. STARGARDT
27 Nov.: `The war games of war children.'

A.E. LEVY, QC
Tue. 2 Dec., the Auditorium: `Bell and Bulger: violence, history, and the sleep of legal reason.'

J. FÜRST
4 Dec.: `Russian youth culture.'

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Modern European History Research Centre

Modern German History Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in University College.

Conveners: Dr A. Green and Professor H. Pogge von Strandmann.

DR J. WRIGHT
15 Oct.: `Political biography and Gustav Stresemann.'

DR D. MOSES, Sydney
22 Oct.: `Holocaust and genocide: entanglement of master concepts.'

PROFESSOR R. MOORE, Sheffield
29 Oct.: `The rescue of Jews in German- occupied Western Europe.' (Provisional title)

J. GARDNER
5 Nov.: `The political debates about sexual equality for the West German Grundgesetz of 1949.'

DR T. BISKUP
12 Nov.: To be announced.

DR R. MOORHOUSE, Bedford
19 Nov.: `The Oststaat and Prussian separatism after 1918.'

DR F. MÜLLER, St Andrews
26 Nov.: `Defenceless writers and economists: German nationalism and military ambitions 1858–64.'

DR J. PALMOWSKI, King's College, London
3 Dec.: `National identity without a nation: the limits of "democratic centralism" in the GDR.'

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MODERN HISTORY, SOCIAL SCIENCES

Seminar in Economic and Social History

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

Conveners: Professor R. Allen, Professor A. Offer, Dr C.K. Harley, and Dr J. Humphries.

PROFESSOR P. FISHBACK, Arizona
14 Oct.: `The political economy of the New Deal.'

DR R. GRAFE
21 Oct.: `Transport in the nineteenth century.'

DR C. SCHENK, Glasgow
28 Oct.: `The empire strikes back: Hong Kong and the decline of sterling in the 1950s.'

DR D. ORMROD, Kent
4 Nov.: `The state, institutions, and commercial growth: England and the Netherlands, 1650–1800.'

DR J. ELORANTA, Warwick
11 Nov.: `Responding to threats and opportunities: military spending behaviour of the great powers, 1870–1913.'

PROFESSOR M. MORGAN, LSE
18 Nov.: `Ricardo and model farming.'

DR J. LANDERS
25 Nov.: `Destructive labour: gunpowder, populations, and the costs of war in early modern Europe.'

N. DIMSDALE
2 Dec.: `The staple industries and international competition in late Victorian Britain.'

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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.

Conveners: Ben Parsons and Barbara Eichner.

S. RANKIN, Cambridge
14 Oct.: `Interpreting Winchester organa.'

P. FRANKLIN
21 Oct.: `Gone with the Wind (and still going?): listening to movies/watching symphonies.'

S. RICE
28 Oct.: `Gombert's five-part motets: what statistics can tell us about attributions and compositional technique.'

D. FANNING, Manchester
4 Nov.: `Shostakovitch's eighth string quartet: off with the corset?'

P. BENNETT
11 Nov.: `The composer as collector: André Pechon, St Germain l'Auxerrois, and the court of Louis XIII.'

A. THOMAS, Cardiff
18 Nov.: `Constructing culture: ideology and the composer in post-war Poland.'

I. TAYLOR
25 Nov.: ` "A period of orchestral starvation"? Concert life in London 1795–1813.'

C. BASHFORD, Oxford Brookes
2 Dec.: `The Britishness of the nineteenth- century programme note.'

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PHILOSOPHY

Seminar in the Philosophy of Science

The following seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Lecture Room, the Philosophy Centre.

Convener: Dr S.W. Saunders.

PROFESSOR P. LIPTON, Cambridge
16 Oct.: `The ravens revisited.'

M. BODEN, Sussex
23 Oct.: `Not what they're made out to be: on Vaucanson, Babbage, and AI.'

J. WORRALL, LSE
30 Oct.: `Why there's no cause to randomise.'

I. MACLEAN
6 Nov.: `Attributing meaning to early modern mathematical and scientific texts: some case histories.'

S. HURLEY, Warwick
13 Nov.: `Active perception and perceiving action: the shared circuits hypothesis.'

M. REDHEAD, LSE
20 Nov.: `Minds, machines, and all that.'

N. MAXWELL, University College, London
27 Nov.: `What kind of inquiry can help us create a better world? Popper, science, and enlightenment.'

W. UNRUH, Vancouver
4 Dec.: `Closing in on non-locality.'

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SOCIAL SCIENCES

Are Labour's constitutional changes working?'

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Summer Common Room, Magdalen College.

Conveners: Sir Michael Wheeler-Booth, Professor David Marquand, Dr Christopher Brooke, and Mr Daniel Butt.

ALAN DUNCAN, MP
13 Oct.: `The role of the Opposition: a Conservative view.'

PROFESSOR V. BOGDANOR
20 Oct.: `The constitution and the party system.'

LORD COOKE OF THORNDON, PROFESSOR J.A.G. GRIFFITH, and DR R. STEVENS
27 Oct.: `The case for and against a Supreme Court.'

JOHN SCARLETT, Chairman, Joint Intelligence Committee
3 Nov.: `The public accountability of the intelligence services.'

LORD GRENFELL
10 Nov.: `What changes in the EU constitution would be an improvement?'

S. CARR, The Independent
17 Nov.: `The role of the parliamentary sketch- writer.'

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Employment change and social inequality

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Large Lecture Theatre, Nuffield College.

Conveners: Professor D. Gallie and Dr C. Mills.

M. MARMOT
15 Oct.: `Social inequalities, control, and health.'

PROFESSOR GALLIE
22 Oct.: `Job control in Britain 1992–2001.'

M. WHITE
29 Oct.: `Workplace and family influences on work–family conflict.'

A. BRYSON
5 Nov.: `The changing ifluence of trade unions in Britain and the US.'

A. KALLEBERG
12 Nov.: `The quality of work in the USA.'

DR MILLS
19 Nov.: `Change in promotion prospects? Appearance and reality.'

F. GREEN
26 Nov.: `Why has work intensified?'

T. DIPRETE
3 Dec.: `Welfare state, labour markets, and the cost of children: a comparative analysis.'

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African Studies Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Fellows' Dining Room, St Antony's College. Further details may be obtained from Ulli Parkinson (e-mail: ulli.parkinson@sant.ox.ac.uk).

Conveners: Professor W. Beinart and Dr J.-G. Deutsch.

R. WERBNER, Manchester
16 Oct.: `Against Afro-pessimism: reasonable radicals and the state in Botswana.'

J. KRIKLER, Essex
23 Oct.: `Constraints upon popular racial killing in South Africa.'

K. FÜLLBERG-STOLBERG, Hanover
30 Oct.: `Africa detour? Black Americans' interaction with the African continent in the nineteenth century.'

R. LOIMEIER, Bayreuth
6 Nov.: `The "Ulamâ" under colonial rule: Muslim scholars in Zanzibar, 1905–64.'

P. ZACHERNUK, Dalhousie
13 Nov.: `Africans, Africanists, and expertise in Britain, c.1920–40s.'

R. WATSON, London
20 Nov.: ` "What is our intelligence, our school-going and our reading of books without getting money?" Akinpelu Obisesan and "tin-trunk literacy" in colonial Ibadan.'

K. KRESSE
27 Nov.: `Beyond ethnophilosophy—researching philosophical discourse in Africa: a Swahili case study.'

P. ZELEZA, Illinois
4 Dec.: `Rewriting the African diaspora: beyond the Black Atlantic.'

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Making globalisation work for developing countries

The following seminars, arranged by University College and the Centre for International Studies, will be held at 2 p.m. on Fridays in the Goodhart Seminar Room, University College.

Convener: Dr N. Woods, University Lecturer in International Relations.

PROFESSOR S. LALL
17 Oct.: `How globalisation is affecting developing countries: trends and issues.'

DR L. FAWCETT
24 Oct.: `Regionalism as a way to manage globalisation.'

PROFESSOR F. STEWART
31 Oct.: `Global economic influences on conflict in the developing world.'

DR B. MORGAN
7 Nov.: `Global companies and local actors: the case of water politics in South Africa.'

DR D. HAYDEN
14 Nov.: `Global companies and local actors: the case of bioprospecting in Mexico.'

DR R. HALL
21 Nov.: `The Washington consensus versus the Asian development model.'

DR YUEN FOONG KHONG
28 Nov.: `Using regional institutions to mitigate strategic uncertainty: the case of south-east Asia.'

DR S. EVENETT
5 Dec.: `The impact of an expanding trade agenda on regulation in developing countries.'

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Child well-being against the odds

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.

Convener: Dr A. Buchanan.

DR E. FLOURI
14 Oct.: `Predictors of well-being.'

DR C. RITCHIE
21 Oct.: `Well-being and asylum seeking and refugee children in the UK.'

L.-E. MALMBERG
28 Oct.: `Well-being: students' and teachers' agency.'

DR A. NEWMAN, Barnardo's
4 Nov.: `Well-being and resilience. Drowning or waving? Children's views on the balance between risk and protection factors.'

DR C. DAY, South London and Maudsley NHS Trust
11 Nov.: `Promoting well-being in children in disadvantaged communities.'

DR M. LOUGHRY
25 Nov.: `Well-being in the face of adversity: resilience of detainee children in camps.'

DR BUCHANAN
2 Dec.: `Are there some key messages? Bringing the research together.'

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THEOLOGY

Old Testament Seminars

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

Convener: Professor J. Barton.

PROFESSOR H. WILLIAMSON
13 Oct.: `Isaiah 6 and cultic worship.' (Temple and Worship series)

PROFESSOR W.G. DEVER, New York
20 Oct.: `Histories and non-histories of ancient Israel: the question of the United Monarchy.' (In search of Pre- Exilic Israel series)

DR K. DELL, Cambridge
27 Oct.: `How much pre-Exilic Wisdom Literature is there?' (In search of Pre-Exilic Israel series)

PROFESSOR S. JAPHET, Hebrew University
3 Nov.: To be announced.

PROFESSOR V. HUROWITZ, Beer-sheva
10 Nov.: `Aspects of the design, symbolism, and essence of the Solomonic Temple.' (Temple and Worship series)

DR F. STAVRAKOPOULOU
17 Nov.: `The blackballing of King Manasseh.'

DR S.S. BROOKS, London
1 Dec.: `The Habiru/'apiru and the connection to 'ibrim in the Old Testament, especially 1 Samuel.'

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Interdisciplinary seminars in the study of religions

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Council Room, Mansfield College.

Convener: W.M. Morgan.

PROFESSOR D. HAMPSON
24 Oct.: `The viability of a post-Christian spirituality.'

DR H. GODDARD, Nottingham
7 Nov.: `The crisis of representation in Islamic studies.'

L. COUSINS, President, Pali Text Society
21 Nov.: `The Buddha of light and life: the origins of the cult of the Buddha Amitabha/Amitayus.'

DR J.S. HIRST, Manchester
5 Dec.: `Networks of contexts: some reflections on teaching across South Asian religious traditions.'

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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 M. Yee.

PROFESSOR M. FINOCCHIARO, Las Vegas
16 Oct.: `Retrying Galileo, 1633–1992.'

PROFESSOR W. DEMBSKI, Baylor University, Texas
30 Oct.: `Gauging intelligent design's success.'

PROFESSOR N. CARTWRIGHT, LSE
13 Nov.: To be announced.

PROFESSOR J. MCKNIGHT, University of Western Australia
27 Nov.: `Evolutionary psychology.'

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INTERDISCIPLINARY SEMINAR SERIES

Fin de Siècle

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Florey Room, Wolfson College. Enquiries should be directed to Carol Peaker (e- mail: carol.peaker@wolfson.ox.ac.uk).

Two presentations will be made at the meetings on 23 October and 20 November.

C. ANTONOVA
23 Oct.: `Fin-de-siècle culture in Russia: the intellectual background of Pavel Florensky's notion of "reverse time".'

A. BYFORD
23 Oct.: ` "Lives of Scholars" and the representaion of academic literary studies in fin-de-siècle Russia.'

DR C.I.R. O'MAHONY, Bristol
6 Nov.: `Mural decoration in fin-de- siècle French town halls.'

T.S. ROSENBERG, Edinburgh
20 Nov.: `The trouble with triple-deckers: three- volume novels and New Women fiction.'

C.F. DENÈVE, Sorbonne, Paris
20 Nov.: `English actress novels.'

R. STALEY, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin (University of Wisconsin–Madison)
4 Dec.: `On the co-creation of classical and modern physics.'

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OXFORD INSTITUTE OF AGEING

Ageing and demographic change in developing countries

The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursdays in the Lecture Room, second floor, the Department of Sociology, Littlegate House, St Ebbe's.

Conveners: Dr J.P. Kreager and Dr E. Schröder- Butterfill.

MS L. KOSSYGUINA, Birmingham
16 Oct.: `What does it mean to be a forced migrant and to be old in Russia?'

DR A. SHAW, Brunel
23 Oct.: `British Pakistani elderly without children: an invisible minority.'

DR C. WENGER, Bangor
30 Oct.: `The impact of immigration on the funeral practices and attitudes to death of South Asian immigrants to the UK.'

DR P. VERA-SANSO, Birkbeck College
6 Nov.: `They don't need it and I can't give it: filial support in South India.'

DR P. LLOYD-SHERLOCK, East Anglia
13 Nov.: `Primary health care for older people in the developing world.'

DR KREAGER and DR SCHRÖDER-BUTTERFILL
20 Nov.: `The differential impacts of migration on older people in three Indonesian communities.'

DR J. POWLES
27 Nov.: `Being old in an Angolan refugee settlement in Zambia: ethnographic case studies.'

MS B. NICHOLSON
4 Dec.: `Traditional caring and a changed world: elderly people in Albania since 1990.'

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ROTHERMERE AMERICAN INSTITUTE

Money and politics in the USA

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Rothermere American Institute.

Conveners: Dr N. Bowles and Professor D. King.

DR C. MCKENNA
14 Oct.: `From counsellor to contractor: NASA and the origins of the American contractor state.'

PROFESSOR G. FREDERICKSON
21 Oct.: `Government ethics and the theory of transactions.'

DR BOWLES
28 Oct.: `Regulating financial markets.'

DR D. MACSWEENEY, University of the West of England
4 Nov.: `Reform in a cold climate: change in campaign finance law.'

DR R. MASON, Edinburgh
11 Nov.: `Free time for political candidates during the 1990s: the origins and impact of a reform movement.'

DR P. MARTIN
18 Nov.: `Towards Milliken: institutions and the shaping of choice on the US Supreme Court.'

PROFESSOR L. BARTELS, Princeton
25 Nov.: `Economic inequality and political representation.'

DR A. WROE, Essex and Kent
2 Dec.: `Trust and government in a post- industrial economy.'

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American History Research Seminar

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Rothermere American Institute.

Convener: Dr Gareth Davies, St Anne's College.

F. BREMER, Millesville
Thur. 16 Oct.: `Looking east: what English history tells us about John Winthrop and early New England.'

D. SANDBROOK, Sheffield
Thur. 23 Oct.: `Eugene McCarthy, the 1968 campaign, and the decline of American liberalism.'

E. RAUCHWAY, California, Davis
29 Oct.: `Murdering McKinley: the making of Theodore Roosevelt's America.'

E. FONER, Columbia
Thur. 6 Nov.: `Lincoln: great emancipator?'

J. ZEITZ, Cambridge
12 Nov.: `Authority or dissent? Religion, ethnicity, and politics in New York City, 1945–70.'

J. GIENOW-HECHT, Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt
19 Nov.: `Leonard Bernstein's Cold War: music and diplomacy in the twentieth century.'

PROFESSOR R. BEEMAN, Pennsylvania; Harmsworth Visiting Professor
26 Nov., Examination Schools: `The uncertain history of American democracy: a view from the eighteenth century.' (Inaugural Lecture)

BEN MARSH (leads discussion)
3 Dec: Discussion of the Harmsworth Inaugural Lecture.

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RESEARCH LABORATORY FOR ARCHAEOLOGY AND THE HISTORY OF ART

The following seminars will be held at 10.30 a.m. on Thursdays in the Seminar Room, the Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art.

Convener: Professor M.S. Tite.

P. DARK, Reading
16 Oct.: `An early Mesolithic microcosm? Recent research at Star Carr.'

J. BARRETT, York
30 Oct.: `Investigating the political economy of Viking Age Scotland: historical particularism, archaeological science, and archaeological theory.'

I. WHITBREAD, Leicester
13 Nov.: `Ceramic production and exchange in Middle Bronze Age mainland Greece.'

H. BARTON, Leicester
27 Nov.: `Identifying starch remains on lithics from Niah Cave, Borneo.'

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CENTRE FOR BRAZILIAN STUDIES

Round-table meeting

Round table: `Contemporary Brazilian cinema'—to mark the launch of the book: Lucia Nagib (ed.), The New Brazilian Cinema (I.B. Tauris and Centre for Brazilian Studies).

Speakers: Dr Lucia Nagib, State University of Campinas, Brazil; Professor Laura Mulvey, Birkbeck College, London; Dr Stephanie Dennison, Leeds University.

The round table will be held at the Centre for Brazilian Studies, 92 Woodstock Road, from 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 14 October, and will be followed by a reception at 6.30 p.m.

One-day conference: The Landless Rural Workers' Movement (MST) and agrarian reform in Brazil

This international one-day conference will be held on Friday, 17 October 10 a.m–6.30 p.m., in St Anne's College, with speakers from Brazil, the US, Europe, and the UK.

Co-ordinators: Professor Leslie Bethell and Dr Miguel Carter, Centre for Brazilian Studies.

There is no conference fee, but advance registration is required. The full Programme is available on the Centre for Brazilian Studies' Web site, www.brazil.ox.ac.uk , or from Sarah Rankin (telephone (2)84462, e-mail: sarah.rankin@brazil.ox.ac.uk).

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SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL

Finance Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in Lecture Theatre 5, the Saïd Business School.

R. UPPAL, London Business School
16 Oct.: To be announced.

M. BURKART, Stockolhm School of Economics
23 Oct.: `In-kind finance: a theory of trade credit.'

LUCA DEIDD, London
30 Oct.: `On the existence of equilibria in competitive markets with adverse selection and price-setting sellers.'

T. MARIOTTI, LSE
6 Nov.: `Strategic liquidity supply and security design.'

T. KAPLAN, University of Exeter
13 Nov.: `Why banks should keep secrets.'

T. VERMAELAN, INSEAD
20 Nov.: `The many facets of privately negotiated stock repurchases.'

A. BOOT, Amsterdam
27 Nov.: `Go public or stay private: a theory of entrepreneurial choice.'

J. DAHYA, New York
4 Dec.: To be announced.

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BYZANTINE STUDIES

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the New Seminar Room, St John's College.

Convener: Professor E.M. Jeffreys.

PROFESSOR J. HERRIN, King's College, London
14 Oct.: `The Patriarch and the Pope: Photios, Nicholas, and the pentarchy.'

DR J. SHEPARD
21 Oct.: `Now you see it, now you don't?: the Byzantine Commonwealth revisited.'

PROFESSOR P. SCHREINER, Bonn
28 Oct.: `Diplomatic gifts between Byzantium and the West, 800–1200: an analysis of the sources.'

DR I. TOT
4 Nov.: `Beyond the imperial oration.'

DR M. HORTON, Bristol
11 Nov.: `East Africa and the origins of the Justinianic plague.'

S. JOHNSON
18 Nov.: `Hagiography killed the novel? A case study of the fifth-century Life and Miracles of Thecla.'

DR J. FEATHERSTONE
25 Nov.: `Further remarks on the De Ceremoniis.'

DR J. CROW, Newcastle
2 Dec.: `Recent research on the water supply of Constantinople.'

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COMPUTING LABORATORY

Computational Mathematics and Applications Seminars

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in the Lecture Theatre, the Computing Laboratory. Further information may be obtained from Shirley Day (telephone: Oxford (2)73885).

Conveners: E. Süli and J. Scott (RAL).

PROFESSOR A. STUART, Warwick
16 Oct.: `Fitting stochastic models to partially observed dynamics.'

PROFESSOR A. ISERLES, Cambridge
23 Oct.: `Computation of highly oscillatory problems made easy.'

DR R. SCHEICHL, Bath
30 Oct.: `Preconditioning for 3-d sedimentary basim simulations.'

DR E. FRAGA, UCL
6 Nov., at RAL: `Robust numerical methods for computer aided process plant design.'

DR P. BOSANDER, COMSOL Ltd.
13 Nov., at RAL: `Multiphysics modelling in FEMLAB.'

DR J. PENA, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh
20 Nov.: `Conditioning in optimisation and variational analysis.'

PROFESSOR A. GRIEWANK, Dresden
27 Nov.: `Jacobians and Hessians are scarcely matrices!'

DR N. PETRINIC
4 Dec.: `Recent developments in numerical simulation of failure in metals subjected to impact loading.'

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Strachey Lecture

PROFESSOR P. BUNEMAN, Edinburgh, will deliver the Strachey Lecture for Michaelmas Term at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 14 October, in the Lecture Theatre, the Computing Laboratory.

Subject: `Curate databases.'

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COMPUTING SERVICES

PROFESSOR N. MCLEAN, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, E-Learning and Information Services, Macquarie University, Sydney, and Director of IMS Australia, will lecture at 1 p.m. on the following Wednesdays in the Computing Services building.

8 Oct.: `Common services interoperability project.'

15 Oct.: `Interoperable repositories.'

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Visualising American History

The following lectures will be given on Monday, 13 October, 2–4 p.m., in the Computing Services building. Further information may be found at http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/ltg/events/.

WILLIAM KELSO, Director of Archaeology for the Association of Virginia Antiquities, Jamestown, Virginia, and CRANDALL SHIFFLETT, Professor of History, and Project Director, Virtual Jamestown, Virginia Tech.
2 p.m.: `Visualising lost Atlantic world landscapes.'

WILLIAM G. THOMAS III, Director, Virginia Center for Visual History
3.15 p.m.: `Is the future of digital history spatial history?'

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Digital Projects in Oxford

The following talks will be given at 1 p.m. on Wednesdays in Lecture Room A, the Computing Services building. The series is organised by the Learning Technologies Group.

For details of the talks by Professor N. McLean (8 and 15 October), see above.

K. LINDSAY and P. GROVES, OUCS
22 Oct.: `Multimedia resources in the Medical Division: shared resources and tools.'

S. RAHTZ, OUCS
29 Oct.: `The new national Open Source Software watch service.'

DR V. SIEBER, Medical Sciences
5 Nov.: `Teaching with WebLearn in the Medical Sciences Division.'

DR M. FRASER, OUCS
12 Nov.: `Learning about institutional portals: the OUCS Pilot Portal Project.'

M. DOVEY, Oxford e-Science Centre
19 Nov.: `E-science at Oxford.'

H. NOBLE, OUCS
26 Nov.: `Educational interoperability standards.'

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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL STUDIES

Annual Poster Conference

This conference, an opportunity to find out more about research in the department, will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Monday, 13 October, in Lecture Rooms 1 and 2, and the common room, the Department of Educational Studies.

Research Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in Teaching Room 1, the Department of Educational Studies.

Enquiries may be directed to Jo Hazell, Research Secretary (telephone: Oxford (2)84093, e-mail: joanne.hazell@edstud.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR J. FURLONG
20 Oct.: To be announced.

H. COLLEY, Keele
27 Oct.: `Mentoring: problems in formalising an informal practice?'

A. SCHLEICHER, OECD
3 Nov.: `International benchmarks for quality and equity in educational performance.'

DR C. TAYLOR, Cardiff
17 Nov.: `Hierarchies of school choice: ten years on?'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR HEBREW AND JEWISH STUDIES

David Patterson Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 8 p.m. on Wednesdays in the OCHJS, Yarnton Manor. The OCHJS minibus will leave from the Playhouse, Beaumont Street, at 6.40 p.m. and 7.30 p.m., and will return at 9.45 p.m. Single fare £1.60 (students £1.20).

Convener: Dr J. Sherman.

PROFESSOR J. BAUMGARTEN, Paris 7
15 Oct.: `From translation to commentary: the bilingual editions of the Kav ha-Yosher (Frankfurt, 1705).'

DR A. JULIUS, consultant, Mishcon de Reya
22 Oct.: `Jewish legalism in English literature.'

DR M. RAND, New York University
29 Oct.: `Byzantine-period Hebrew poetry: religious literature as art.'

DR T. RATNER, University College, London
5 Nov.: `Discourses of negotiation: the writing of orthodox women in Israel.'

PROFESSOR I. RESNICK, Tennessee
12 Nov.: `Petrus Alphonsi's anti-Jewish polemic: a twelfth-century Christian convert re-examines his past.'

PROFESSOR P. PULZER
19 Nov.: `Looking back on the Third Reich: German and Austrian historians in comparison.'

DR R. HIRSCHON
28 Nov.: `From walled city to transnational community: the story of the Jews of Rhodes.'

PROFESSOR J. WEBBER, Birmingham
3 Dec.: `Traces of memory: confronting the ruins of the Jewish past in southern Poland.'

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WELLCOME UNIT FOR THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE

Segregation and exclusion in public health and disease control

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Mondays in the Wellcome Unit, 47 Banbury Road.

Conveners: Dr K. Maglen and Mr J. Manton.

M. FEDUNKIW
13 Oct.: `Malaria motion pictures as a tool in public health education.'

N. EVANS, Aberdeen
20 Oct.: `The medical dangers associated with the expansion of passenger shipping in Victorian Britain.'

P. WALLIS, Nottingham
27 Oct.: `Stopping plague: visions of control.'

G. JONES, Ulster
3 Nov.: ` "Stupid, stubborn patients": the Irish and the TB institution in the twentieth century.'

L. GEARY, University College, Cork
10 Nov.: `Fever and quarantine in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Ireland.'

D. ANDERSON and D. BRANCH
17 Nov.: `Disease and death in the colonial prison: Kenya 1930–60.'

N. DAVIDOVITCH, Tel Aviv
24 Nov.: `Public health and Zionist ideology: medical selection of Jewish immigrants to Palestine.'

K. TAYLOR, Cambridge
1 Dec.: `Shanghai, segregation, and disease control: dealing with an outbreak of cholera in the Chinese quarter (August 1947).'

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MUSEUM OF THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE

M. HOSKIN, Cambridge, will deliver a public lecture at 7 p.m. on Thursday, 9 October, in the Museum of the History of Science. The lecture is linked to the special exhibition `Succession: families at work in science'. Admission is free.

Subject: `Astronomy in the family: the Herschels.'


DR P. FARA, Cambridge, will talk about her book Newton: the making of a genius, at 7 p.m. on Friday, 24 October, in the Museum of the History of Science. The lecture continues the series `Between the lines', given by authors of books on the history of science for a wide readership.

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

Transmission of knowledge in the Muslim world: Madrasahs in history and society

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, George Street.

DR M. TALIB
15 Oct.: `The Madrasah in its own and others' terms: contesting narratives with reference to the community and the state.'

PROFESSOR L. BRENNER, SOAS, London
22 Oct.: `How the medium can affect the message: the case of Muslim schooling in Mali.'

PROFESSOR X. BOUGAREL, CNRS, Paris
29 Oct.: `The role of the Sarajevo Madrasah in the formation of alternative elites within the Bosnian Muslim community.'

PROFESSOR W. ROFF, Edinburgh
5 Nov.: `Madrasahs, Pondoks, and the production of Ulama in Malaysia in the late nineteenth to twentieth centuries.'

DR F. NIZAMI
12 Nov.: `Madrasahs in the age of British expansion: the South Asian case.'

DR R. LOIMEIER, Bayreuth
19 Nov.: `From Madrasah to Shule: patterns of change in Islamic education in twentieth-century East Africa.'

DR MADRASAH TAFRESHI, Royal Holloway, London
26 Nov.: `The rise and fall of religious schools in Khorasan Iran between the two wars: 1918–39.'

DR Y. DUTTON, Edinburgh
3 Dec.: `Mosque, market, and Madrasah: the formal and the informal in Islamic learning.'

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Introduction to Islam

DR HUSSEIN HASSAN, Research Fellow, OCIS, will hold a series of seminars on this topic at 2.30 p.m. on Tuesdays, from 14 October, in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies. Topics will include:

`The path to the divine';

`The Qur'an';

`The Prophet';

`The Sunna';

`The Caliphate';

`The Law';

`Spirituality in Islam';

`Islam in the modern world'.

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NISSAN INSTITUTE OF JAPANESE STUDIES

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Dahrendorf Room, the Founders' Building, St Antony's College. Those attending are asked to note the change of day and place.

Convener: Professor A. Waswo.

DR J. MCMULLEN
13 Oct.: `The worship of Confucius in early modern Japan.'

DR B. FRELLESVIG
20 Oct.: `The verb morphology of Old Japanese.'

PROFESSOR J. CRUMP, Senior Editor, Japan Forum
27 Oct.: `Nikkeiren and Japanese capitalism.'

I. BURUMA, Bard College
3 Nov.: `Inventing Japan: westernisation, right and wrong.'

DR REIKO TANIMURA, SOAS
10 Nov.: `Politics and tea in the Late Tokugawa period: a study of Ii Naosuke.'

DR J. ROBERTSON, Oxford Brookes
17 Nov.: `Okinawan music, migration and memory.'

PROFESSOR GORO MINAMOTO, Japan Women's University
24 Nov.: `Aspects of modern Japanese theatre in Kinoshita, Junji's Twilight Crane—a survey of its text and performance.' (Note: this presentation will be in Japanese)

PROFESSOR MASAHIRO SATO, Hitotsubashi University
1 Dec.: `Enumerating the nation: planning for Japan's first modern census.'

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DEPARTMENT OF MATERIALS

Hume–Rothery Memorial Lecture 2003

PROFESSOR DAME JULIA HIGGINS, Imperial College, London, will deliver the Hume–Rothery Memorial Lecture at 6.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 21 October, in Lecture Room 1, the Thom Building, the Department of Engineering Science. The lecture is supported by the Oxford Materials Society. A buffet supper will be held after the lecture in the common room of the Holder Building. Bookings should be made with Ms H. Fishman, Department of Materials (telephone: Oxford (2)73737, e-mail: harriet.fishman@materials.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `Phase separation in polymer blends in real and reciprocal space.'

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CENTRE FOR MEXICAN STUDIES

The following events have been arranged.

Conference: `Fiscal federalism: prospects of reform', organised with the Oxford Mexican Society. To be held 10–11 October, 12 noon--7 p.m., in the O'Reilly Theatre, Keble College. (For further details contact: victor.pavon-villamayor@hertford.oxford.ac.uk, or see http://users.ox.ac.uk/~mexican/.)

Film-showing: ` Clipperton, la Isla de la Pasión', 3 p.m. on Saturday, 11 October, in the Pusey Room, Keble College. (For further details contact: victor.pavon-villamayor@hertford.oxford.ad.uk, or see http://users.ox.ac.uk/~mexican/.)

Workshop: `Human rights, democracy, and foreign policy: the Mexican case', to be held on Friday, 24 October, 9 a.m.–4.15 p.m., in the Fellows' Dining Room, St Antony's College. (For further details contact: ana.covarrubias@sant.ox.ac.uk.)

Conference: `Mexican foreign policy in the post-Cold War world', to be held 8–9 December, in CIDE, Mexico City. (For further details contact: ana.covarrubias@sant.ox.ac.uk.)

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INSTITUTO CAMÕES CENTRE FOR PORTUGUESE LANGUAGE

Seventeenth-century Portugal: the kingdom and its empire

A one-day meeting on this subject will be held from 9 a.m. on Friday, 26 September, in the Larkin Room, St John's College. A full programme may be obtained from the Instituto Camoes Centre.

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QUEEN ELIZABETH HOUSE

Contemporary South Asia Seminar

The following seminar will be held at 4 p.m. on Mondays in the Garden Room, Queen Elizabeth House.p A screening of the film War and Peace (dir. Anand Patwardhan) will replace the seminar on 24 November. The location will be announced later.

DR A. YAQIN, SOAS
20 Oct.: `The vexed quest for cultural identity in Pakistan.'

PROFESSOR J. MANOR9, IDS
27 Oct.: `Politics, development, and poverty reduction: Digvijay Singh in Madhya Pradesh.'

DR J. HEYER
3 Nov.: `Scheduled castes in Western Tamil Nadu: insuperable barriers still?'

DR D. THUSSU, Goldsmiths' College, London
10 Nov.: `The transnationalisation of television—the Indian experience.'

DR. V. KALRA, Manchester
1 Dec.: `The political economy of the samosa.'

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Economic Development Seminar: Competitiveness

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House. Seminars details are subject to change: information on any changes can be found at http://www2.qeh.ox.ac.uk/teaching/seminars.html.

Conveners: Dr S. Lall and Dr R. Thorp.

J. SUTTON, LSE
16 Oct.: `Industrial development and globalisation.'

E. AMANN, Manchester
23 Oct.: `UK FDI in Latin America.'

R. CUBERO
30 Oct.: `Where has all the growth gone? Macroeconomic effects of FDI and policy lessons from Costa Rica.'

H. SCHMITZ, Sussex
6 Nov.: `How do global value chains affect the upgrading of local enterprises?'

DR LALL
13 Nov.: `Chinese competitive threat to south- east Asia.'

J. TOYE
20 Nov.: `Doha trade round and the developing countries.'

A. WOOD, Chief Economist, Department for International Development
27 Nov.: `Making globalisation work for the poor: the 2000 White Paper reconsidered.'

K. WATKINS, Head of Research, Oxfam
4 Dec.: `Northern agricultural subsidies and Third World poverty: new themes in old debates.' (Date to be confirmed)

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International Gender Studies Centre

Fieldwork and fieldnotes revisited: the local in a globalised world

The following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in the Blackhall Room, Queen Elizabeth House. Details of the 20 November seminar will be announced later.

Conveners: Dr Janette Davies and Dr Zoe Morrison.

PROFESSOR R. FRANKENBERG, Keele
16 Oct.: `Cymring out: witnessing the fight for gender space in the 1950s Welsh marches.'

DR J. WALDREN
23 Oct.: `What's new under the sun? Rural Mallorca in the twenty-first century.'

DR J. DAVIES
30 Oct.: `From shanty town clinic to peri-urban teaching hospital in Bolivia.'

DR H. MONTGOMERY, Open University
6 Nov.: `Rethinking child prostitution.'

DR L. SCIAMA
13 Nov.: To be announced.

DR J. OKELY, Hull
27 Nov.: `Revisiting sequestered Gypsy narratives.'

K. HOUGH
4 Dec.: `Locating field and identity in an asylum context.'

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Refugee Studies Centre

Adolescents, armed conflict, and forced migration: an international seminar series

The following public seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Thatcher Conference Centre, Somerville College.

Further information may be obtained from Dominique Attala, Refugee Studies Centre, Queen Elizabeth House, 21 St Giles', Oxford OX1 3LA (e-mail: rscmst@qeh.ox.ac.uk or jason.hart@qeh.ox.ac.uk). Updates and amendments can be found on the Web site http://www.rsc.ox.ac.uk.

H. TEFFERI, independent consultant, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
15 Oct.: `The reconstruction of adolescence in conflict situations: experience from eastern Africa.'

J. DE BERRY, Save the Children, Kabul, Afghanistan
22 Oct.: `The challenges of programming with youth in Afghanistan.'

DR M. UTAS, Uppsala
29 Oct.: `Of masks and men: Liberian youth combatants and the experience of marginality.'

DR D.A. PALMA, Corporacion AVRE, Bogotá, Colombia
5 Nov.: `Adolescence and armed conflict in Colombia.'

M. MASRI, independent film-maker, Beirut, Lebanon
19 Nov.: `Palestinian children call the shots: historical memory, identity, and film.'

PROFESSOR P. REYNOLDS, Johns Hopkins
26 Nov.: `Young people and the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission: the difficulties in documenting harm.'

G. MANN, LSE
3 Dec.: ` "We are not here": conducting research with young Congolese and Burundian refugees and their families in Dar es Salaam.'

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Harrell-Bond Lecture

PROFESSOR G.S. GOODWIN-GILL will deliver the Harrell-Bond Lecture on Wednesday, 12 November. The title and venue of the lecture will be announced later.

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ALL SOULS COLLEGE

Lecture

DR CLIVE HAMILTON, Australian National University, and Director, the Australia Institute, will lecture at 8.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 22 October, in the Wharton Room, All Souls College.

Convener: Professor A. Offer.

Subject: `Growth fetishism and the construction of identity under consumer capitalism.'

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Contemporary UK government and policy-making: the death, rebirth, or reinvention of democratic politics?

Unless otherwise indicated, the following lectures will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Old Library, All Souls College.

Convener: the Rt. Hon. John Redwood, MP.

SIR BERNARD INGHAM, former adviser to Margaret Thatcher, and MISS AMANDA PLATELL, former adviser to William Hague
17 Oct.: `The wages of sin.'

P. MALTBY, Institute of Public Policy Research
24 Oct.: `Public–private partnership and private finance—magic money or third-way hype?'

SIR CHRISTOPHER FOSTER, Chairman, RAC; former adviser/consultant
Thur. 30 Oct., Hovenden Room: `Consultants to government—overpaid and overpowerful?'

CLLR. S. MILTON, Leader, Westminster City Council, and R. BUXTON, director
7 Nov.: `Local government—squeezed to death.'

PROFESSOR G. JONES, LSE, and PROFESSOR J. STEWART, Birmingham
Thur. 13 Nov., Hovenden Room: `British government—too many layers for local government to matter?'

PROFESSOR R. KLEIN, LSE
21 Nov.: `Public accountability—how do we report?'

PROFESSOR C. HOOD
28 Nov.: `Strategies for risk: how politicians pass the buck?'

DR REDWOOD
5 Dec.: `New politics for a new constitutional settlement? How can modern government serve the public?'

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Evans-Pritchard Lectures 2003–4

Sample of one: Diko Madeleine, a senior Mambila woman's life in the twentieth century

DR D. ZEITLYN, Department of Anthropology, University of Kent, Canterbury, will deliver the Evans-Pritchard Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Examination Schools.

Tue. 21 Oct.: `Sample of one: joining the queue.'

Wed. 22 Oct.: `Writing history, talking historically. Problems of biography, autobiography, and social history—some precedents.'

Tue. 28 Oct.: `Talking about Somié—from the social to the individual and back.'

Wed. 29 Oct.: `Talking about Diko—introducing a woman, and means of researching a life.'

Tue. 4 Nov.: `Religion and change.'

Wed. 5 Nov.: `Summing up a life? Last words. Several farewells.'

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GREEN COLLEGE

Brian Walker Lecture on Environment and Development

DR D. GOODE will deliver the Brian Walker Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 30 October, in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

Subject: `Do cities hold the key to sustainability?'

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McGovern Lecture in the History of Medicine

PROFESSOR M. BLISS will deliver the McGovern Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 11 December, in the E.P. Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green College.

Subject: `The American Horsley? Harvey Cushing and the birth of neurosurgery.'

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HERTFORD COLLEGE

Tyndale Lecture

DR B. CUMMINGS, Reader in English, University of Sussex, will deliver the Tyndale Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 16 October, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Hamlet's luck: Shakespeare and the sixteenth- century Bible.'

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KELLOGG COLLEGE

Oxford Architectural History Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5.30 p.m. on Mondays in the New Seminar Room, St John's College.

Conveners: Professor M. Airs and Dr G. Tyack.

M. LANDRUS
20 Oct.: `Churches in Portuguese Goa.'

N. HISCOCK, Oxford Brookes
17 Nov.: `The paradox of imperfection in the medieval cathedral: Grosseteste and Lincoln.'

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LADY MARGARET HALL

Canada seminars

MR GEORGE MACLAREN, Agent General of the Québec Government in London, will give a seminar at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 6 November, in the Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret Hall. There will be an opportunity to meet the speaker informally afterwards. Further information may be obtained from Vanessa Windsor, Lady Margaret Hall (telephone: Oxford (2)74302, e-mail: vanessa.windsor@lmh.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `Going global: Québec's international relations.'


Deneke Lecture

MARY ROBINSON, Director, Ethical Globalisation Initiative, former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, and former President of Ireland, will deliver the Deneke Lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Friday, 24 October, in the Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret Hall. Admission will be by ticket only, available from the Development Office, Lady Margaret Hall (telephone: Oxford (2)74362, e-mail: development@lmh.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `Reflection on Cancun: making trade work for human rights.'

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

King Abdul Aziz ibn Saud Lecture

PROFESSOR H. MEJCHER, Hamburg, will deliver the King Abdul Aziz ibn Saud Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 15 October, in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Subject: `Germany and Saudi Arabia: encounters in the twentieth century.'

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Asian Studies Centre

Seminars

Except where otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Founder's Building, St Antony's College.

Conveners: Dr S. Tsang and Dr M. Rebick.

DR C. CHAN, Cambridge
4 Nov.: `China's compliance in global affairs: a framework for analysis.'

PROFESSOR D. SHAMBAUGH, George Washington
Fri. 7 Nov.: `China's Communist Party: survival or collapse?'

PROFESSOR J. BREMAN, Amsterdam
11 Nov.: `The making and unmaking of an industrial working class in India: sliding down the labour hierarchy in Ahmedabad.' (Joint seminar with the South Asian Studies Programme)

MS SUN SHUYUN, documentary producer, BBC
18 Nov.: `Ten thousand miles without a cloud: travels through Chinese history.'

PROFESSOR CHIH-CHENG LO, Executive Director, Institute for National Policy Research, Taiwan
25 Nov.: `The presidential election and cross- Strait relations.' (Taiwan Studies Programme seminar for Michaelmas Term)

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South Asian Studies Programme

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Deakin Room, Founder's Building, St Antony's College.

Convener: Dr D.A. Washbrook.

PROFESSOR I. TALBOT, Coventry
14 Oct.: `Partition and its aftermath. Amritsar 1947–9.'

DR R. NEWMAN
21 Oct.: `Early British encounters with the Indian opium eater.'

DR N. GREEN
28 Oct.: `Geography, empire, and sainthood in two eighteenth-century Sufi texts from the Deccan.'

PROFESSOR W. BEINART and DR L. HUGHES
4 Nov.: `Africanists on Indian colonial scientists.' (Discussant: Dr M. Harrison, Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine)

PROFESSOR J. BREMAN, Amsterdam
11 Nov., 5 p.m.: `The making and unmaking of an industrial working class in India: sliding down the labour hierarchy in Ahmedabad.' (Joint seminar with the Asian Studies Centre seminar series)

DR J.-G. DEUTSCH
18 Nov.: `Slavery and unfree labour in Africa since 1800.' (Discussant: Dr Washbrook)

DR R. MAJUMDAR, Chicago
Thur. 27 Nov.: `Looking for brides and grooms: Ghataks, matrimonials, and the marriage market in colonial Calcutta, c.1875–1940.'

PROFESSOR D. CHAKRABARTI, Chicago
Fri. 28 Nov.: To be announced.

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European Studies Centre

European Studies Centre Evening: The end of Britain?

A discussion on the European Constitution will be held at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, 15 October, in St Antony's College (70 Woodstock Road). The speakers will be Vernon Bogdanor, Noel Malcolm, and Kalypso Nicolaïdis. The meeting will be chaired by Timothy Garton Ash.

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Balkan crises of the 1990s

PROFESSOR RICHARD CRAMPTON will hold this M.Phil. class at 2.15 p.m. on Thursdays, weeks 1–8, in the European Studies Centre.

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Konrad Adenauer Lecture

MR ROLAND KOCH, First Minister, the Federal State of Hesse, will deliver the Konrad Adenauer Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 19 November, in the Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Subject: `Europe's way forward—the next steps.'

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Latin American Centre

Research Seminar in Latin American History

The following seminars will be held at 2.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Latin American Centre, St Antony's College. Details of the 27 November seminar will be published later.

Convener: Dr Paulo Drinot (e-mail: paulo.drinot@lac.ox.ac.uk).

S. WASHBROOK
16 Oct.: `Indians, exports, and Enganche in Northern Chiapas, Mexico, 1880–1910.'

M. BAUD, Amsterdam
23 Oct.: `Intellectuals and the representation of "lo indigena" in twentieth-century Latin America.'

L. SCHJOLDEN, London and Oxford
30 Oct.: `Sentencing the social question: the judicial culture in Argentine labour law, 1900–43.'

P. SCHELL, Manchester
6 Nov.: `Fathers, sons, and sociability through the study of Chilean natural history, 1853–1910.'

R. HORA, Quilmes, Argentina
13 Nov.: `Why did nineteenth-century Argentine businessmen invest in land?'

N. PRIEGO, Liverpool
20 Nov.: `Science, society, and politics: microbiology in Mexico during the Porfiriato.'

N. SOBREVILLA, London
4 Dec.: `Region and centre: state-building in nineteenth-century Peru.'

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Russian and Eurasian Studies Centre

Maintaining the Soviet order

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Nissan Centre Lecture Theatre.

Conveners: Dr D. Priestland and Professor R. Service.

PROFESSOR C. KELLY
13 Oct.: `The virtues of denouncing your father: the cult of Pavlik Morozov.'

DR J. HARRIS, Leeds
20 Oct.: `Stalin's spy-mania and the Great Terror.'

PROFESSOR F. BENVENUTI, Bologna
27 Oct.: `The nature of the Soviety party- state.'

DR D. BEER, Downing College, Cambridge
3 Nov.: `The medicalisation of deviance in early Soviet Russia.'

DR J. FUERST
10 Nov.: `Controlling the future: the success and failure of Soviet youth policies.'

DR J. SMITH, Birmingham
17 Nov.: `The vagaries of Soviet nationality policies.'

DR I. LAUCHLAN
24 Nov.: `The Soviet security services in the 1920s.'

DR J. PALLOT
1 Dec.: `Continuity and change in Russia's penal peripheries.'

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ST EDMUND HALL

Philip Geddes Memorial Lecture

SIR PETER STOTHARD, formerly Editor of The Times, will deliver the Philip Geddes Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 21 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `After Hutton: Downing Street and the media.'

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ST PETER'S COLLEGE

Sir Alec Cairncross Lecture

DR G. KEMP, Director, Regional Strategic Programs, Nixon Center, Washington, DC, will deliver the Sir Alec Cairncross Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 16 October, in the chapel, St Peter's College. The lecture is given in association with the Institute of Contemporary British History.

Subject: `The geopolitics and economics of Iraq's reconstruction.'

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TRINITY COLLEGE

Chatham Lecture

LORD BRAGG OF WIGTON will deliver the Chatham Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 27 November, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

Subject: `What are the Arts now?'

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WOLFSON COLLEGE

Ronald Syme Lecture

PROFESSOR F.G.B. MILLAR, Emeritus Professor of Ancient History, will deliver the annual Ronald Syme Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 6 November, in the Hall, Wolfson College. The lecture will be open to the public.

Subject: `Two Roman revolutions.'

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BLACKFRIARS

Early Christianity in Britain and Ireland

The following lectures will be given at 8 p.m. on Tuesdays in Blackfriars. The lectures will be open to the public.

PROFESSOR T. CHARLES-EDWARDS
21 Oct.: `Early Christianity in Ireland and Celtic Britain.'

DR J. BLAIR
28 Oct.: `Early Christianity in England.'

PROFESSOR T. CHARLES-EDWARDS
4 Nov.: `Early Christian literature in the British Isles.'

DR J. BLAIR
11 Nov.: `Early Christian Oxfordshire.'

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WYCLIFFE HALL

Church Mission Society Lecture

DR VINOTH RAMACHANDRA, Colombo, Sri Lanka, IFES Regional Secretary for South Asia, will deliver the Church Mission Society Lecture at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, 14 October, in the Lecture Room, Wycliffe Hall.

Subject: `Global society: challenges to mission.'

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FRIENDS OF THE BODLEIAN

Thirty-minute lectures

The following thirty-minute lectures will be given at 1 p.m. on the days shown in the Cecil Jackson Room, the Sheldonian Theatre. Admission is free.

Wine and sandwiches will be served after the lectures 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).

N.K. KIESSLING
Wed. 22 Oct.: `One of the Library's early Friends: Anthony Wood.'

PROFESSOR P. HENNESSY
Tue. 11 Nov.: `The safety of the realm: retrospect and prospect.'

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OXFORD NUTRITION GROUP

The next annual conference of the Oxford Nutrition Group will be held in the Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's College, from 9.30 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. on Monday, 3 November. Those with an interest in any aspect of nutrition are invited to attend. To register, contact Cassie Lloyd at the Radcliffe Infirmary (e-mail: cassie.lloyd@orh.nhs.uk, or telephone Oxford 224672). Further information is available from Janet Warren at the John Radcliffe Hospital (e-mail: janet.warren@orh.nhs.uk, telephone: Oxford 221702).

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OXFORD ITALIAN ASSOCIATION

Lectures

Unless otherwise indicated, the following lectures will be held at 7.45 for 8 p.m. in the Pauling Centre for Human Sciences, 58 Banbury Road. Admission costs £1 for members, £3 for non-members; students under thirty are admitted free.

For further information about the Oxford Italian Association, and how to join, telephone Oxford 377479 or 865476.

PROFESSOR DEBORAH HOWARD
Thur. 23 Oct., Lecture Theatre, Rewley House: `Memories of Egypt in medieval Venice.' (Admission free)

PROFESSOR MICHAEL VICKERS
Tue. 4 Nov.: `Stones in Venice: recycled marble from Constantinople and Venice.'

ELENA KINGDON
Tue. 18 Nov.: `Aspects of Italian folklore past and present: an exploration.'

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Other meetings

Film-showing: Angela, da una storia vera, will be shown at 8 p.m. on Thursday, 16 October, in the Lecture Theatre, Rewley House. The film is ninety minutes in length, and does not have subtitles. Admission free.

Conversazione in italiano: on Tuesday, 11 November, 7.45 for 8 p.m., in the common room, St Anne's College. Admission free.

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