Lectures

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INAUGURAL LECTURE

Chichele Professor of the History of War

PROFESSOR HEW STRACHAN will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 3 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `The meaning of strategy: historical reflections.'

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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 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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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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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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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

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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MODERN HISTORY

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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SOCIAL SCIENCES

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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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

American culture in Europe: Americanisation and anti-Americanism since 1945

This conference, to be held on Saturday, 27 September in the Rothermere American Institute, will provide a forum for in-depth analysis and discussion of the impact of American culture and cultural anti-Americanism in Europe since World War Two.

Speakers include Richard Crockatt, Godfrey Hodgson, Mick Hume, Rob Kroes, Robert McGeehan, Ziauddin Sardar, and others.

There is no conference fee, but advance registration is required. Further details may be found at the RAI Web-site, http://www.rai.ox.ac.uk, or may be obtained from Cheryl Hudson, Rothermere American Institute (telephone: Oxford 282711, e-mail: cheryl.hudson@rai.ox.ac.uk).

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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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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 M. 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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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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INSTITUTO CAMOES 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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CENTRE FOR SOCIO-LEGAL STUDIES

Civil rights and security

The Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, in conjunction with the Central European University in Budapest, will host a forum on this subject on 3 October. During the forum, which will be held in Oxford, papers on a range of civil rights and security issues will be presented and commented on. Attendees will also be able to engage in discussion on the papers and related topics.

Further details may be obtained from Tania Boyt, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies (e-mail: tania.boyt@csls.ox.ac.uk).

The history and theory of civil rights and security (9.15 a.m.–12 noon)

Papers will be given by NICK BISLEY, Reading, and PAUL BOU-HABIB, Rothermere American Institute. Rapporteur: DAVID MILLER, Nuffield College.

Civil rights and security in national and international law (1.30–4 p.m.)

Papers will be given by TIMOTHY ENDICOTT, Balliol College, and RACHEL BARNES, Cambridge. Rapporteur: JOHN TASIOULAS, Corpus Christi College.

Institutional and regional questions in security provision (panel discussion, 4.30–6.30 p.m.)

Papers will be given by ASHISH BHATT, Deputy Director, the Ditchley Foundation, and AMIR FUCHS, Somerville College. Panellists will include PROFESSOR DENIS GALLIGAN, Wolfson College, and MATTHEW HARDING, Balliol College.

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ALL SOULS COLLEGE

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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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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LADY MARGARET HALL

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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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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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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DICTIONARY OF NATIONAL BIOGRAPHY

Lives in action, word, and image

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on the days shown in the Rainolds Room, Corpus Christi College. Further details may be obtained from Philip Carter (e-mail: philip.carter@oup.com).

PROFESSOR F. DRIVER, Royal Holloway, London
Tue. 21 Oct.: `The active life: the explorer as subject.'

P. PARKER
Wed. 5 Nov.: `The truth about letters and diaries.'

DR P. FUNNELL, National Portrait Gallery
Thur. 20 Nov.: `Portraiture and biography.'

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OXFORD ASIAN TEXTILE GROUP

EILUNED EDWARDS will lecture at 6.30 p.m. on Thursday, 9 October, in the Pauling Centre, 58 Banbury Road. Visitors are welcome (admission £2). The lecture will be preceded by the Annual General Meeting of the Oxford Asian Textile Group.

Subject: `Analysing the social fabric: changing patterns of production, use, and exchange of embroidered textiles in Kachchh District, Gujarat.'

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