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INAUGURAL LECTURE

Brownlee-Abraham Professor Molecular Biology

PROFESSOR NICHOLAS PROUDFOOT will deliver his inaugural lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Thursday, 12 February, in the Lecture Theatre, the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre.

Subject: `Interconnecting transcription and RNA processing in eukaryotes.'

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JULIA BODMER MEMORIAL LECTURE

LORD MAY OF OXFORD will deliver the inaugural Julia Bodmer Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 12 February, in Lecture Theatre A, the Department of Zoology.

Subject: `The nonlinear dynamics of vulnerability: how systems, whether ecosystems, or IT networks, or transmission networks for infectious diseases, respond to disturbance.'

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

Fin de Siècle

Unless otherwise indicated the following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Florey Room, Wolfson College. Two presentations will be made at the meetings on 5 February and 26 February.

Convener: Carol Peaker, Wolfson College.

DR A. GROSS, California, Davis
29 Jan., Rothermere American Institute: `Cars, postcards, and patriotism: tourism and national politics in the United States, 1893–1929.'

O. BORYMCHUK
5 Feb.: ` "The Limb of a Satan": the life and times of the first socialist peer, the second Earl of Russell, 1865–1931.'

M. BRADLEY
5 Feb.: `Where there is nothing: the decadent life and beliefs of Count Stanislaus Eric Stenbock.'

DR P. MCGUINNESS
12 Feb.: `Modernism and the Symbolist inheritance.'

E. LOMAX, De Montfort
26 Feb.: `Hesba Stretton and the Russian connection.'

MS PEAKER
26 Feb.: `Russian émigrés and England's reception of Turgenev.'

P. JACKSON, Oxford Brookes
11 Mar.: ` " Union or Death!": Gavrilo Princip, Mlanda Bosna (Young Bosnia), and the psychodynamics of terrorism.'

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LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics, Department of Biochemistry

Unless otherwise indicated, 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 V. KORONAKIS, Cambridge
30 Jan.: `Bypassing the periplam mechanisms of the tripartite Type I engines for drug efflux and protein export.'

DR Y. MODIS, Harvard
6 Feb.: `Molecular mechanisms of virus assembly and viral entry into cells: structural insights from papillomavirus and dengue virus.'

PROFESSOR G. MATERLIK,, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
20 Feb., Main Lecture Theatre, Department of Pathology: `The diamond light source and implications for biological research.'

PROFESSOR P.A. BULLOUGH, Sheffield
27 Feb.: `Membrane protein complexes: probing structure, function, and assembly by electron microscopy.'

PROFESSOR J.M. HOGLE, Harvard
5 Mar.: `On the outside looking in: how do non-enveloped viruses get into cells?'

DR C. DOERIG, Anderson College, Glasgow
12 Mar.: `Of plasmodium, cell proliferation, protein kinases, and the search for novel antimalarials.'

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Human Sciences Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Pauling Centre for Human Sciences.

Convener: Kirsty McNay, Pauling Centre for Human Sciences.

DR R. MURPHY
5 Feb.: `Fertility and distorted sex ratios in rural China: culture and policy.'

PROFESSOR R. CASSEN, LSE
19 Feb.: `Twenty-first-century India: the population factor in human development and the environment.'

DR R. MACE, UCL
26 Feb.: `The evolutionary ecology of sexism: case studies from Africa.'

DR A. GJONCA, LSE
4 Mar.: `Health, communism, and olive oil: the paradox of mortality change in Albania.'

DR M. UNNITHAN, Sussex
11 Mar.: `Human fertility and emotion: a view from anthropology.'

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Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology

Departmental seminars

The following seminars will be held at 4.15 p.m. on Fridays in the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology. (Note: change of time.)

Conveners: Wendy James and Richard Vokes.

R. DILLEY, St Andrews
30 Jan.: `The visibility and invisibility of production among Senegalese craftsmen.'

P. DRESCH
6 Feb.: `The "constitution" of Barat: an eighteenth- century text from Yemen.'

D. PERO, COMPAS
13 Feb.: `Left-wing politics and immigration in contemporary Europe: ethnographic perspectives on the Italian case.'

Z. HIRJI
20 Feb.: `Geography becomes biology: East African narratives of migration.'

R. JUST, Kent
27 Feb.: `In defence of rules: Bourdieu in Greece.'

D. MILLS, Birmingham
5 Mar.: `A tale of two departments: LSE and Oxford in the history of social anthropology.'

S. GREEN, Manchester
12 Mar.: `The ambiguous ordinariness of being Greek in Pogoni.'

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MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Theoretical Chemistry Group

DR S. ZANTHEAS, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Washington, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Monday, 2 February, in the John Rowlinson Seminar Room (opposite the Main Lecture Theatre), the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory.

Convener: Professor Child.

Subject: `Development of a new interaction potential for liquid water and ice from first principles electronic structure calculations of small water clusters.'

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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.

DR S. MANNING, Reading
2 Feb.: `Archaeology in Santorini.'

DR C. GERMAN, Southampton
9 Feb.: `An integrated study of thermal and chemical fluxes from a single hydrothermal-field: new constraints on global submarine venting to the oceans.'

DR M. ST ONGE, Geological Survey of Canada
16 Feb.: `The Trans-Hudson Orogen of North America—constraints for Palaeoproterozoic Earth.'

DR M. ALFÈ, UCL
1 Mar.: `Probing the Earth's core with quantum mechanics.'

DR C. OPPENHEIMER, Cambridge
8 Mar.: `Remote sensing of volcanic gases.'

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Theoretical Particle Physics Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Fridays in the Dennis Sciama Lecture Theatre, the Department of Physics. Details of the 12 March seminar will be announced later.

Convener: Dr S. Sarkar.

R. THORNE, Cambridge
30 Jan.: `Parton distributions.'

N. EVANS, Southampton
13 Feb.: `QCD-like gauge dynamics from a gravity dual.'

S. WADIA, Tata Institute/CERN
27 Feb.: `Unstable branes.'

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Condensed Matter Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Simon Room, the Clarendon Laboratory.

Conveners: Professor R.J. Nicholas and Professor J.T. Chalker.

DR D. ROBERT, Bristol
29 Jan.: `The ears of insects: clever cantilevers?'

PROFESSOR T. HALPIN-HEALY, Columbia
5 Feb.: `The dynamics of conformity and dissent.'

DR S.P. COLLINS, RAL
19 Feb.: `Anisotropic effects in X-ray scattering.'

DR I. D'AMICO, Institute for Scientific Exchange, Turin
26 Feb.: `Spin-polarised transport in semiconductor heterostructures.'

PROFESSOR P.P. EDWARDS
4 Mar.: `Divided metals: the size-induced metal–insulator transition.'

PROFESSOR B. SIMONS, Cambridge
11 Mar.: `Pattern formation in a cold exciton system.'

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MEDICAL SCIENCES

Department of Pharmacology

Unless otherwise indicated, the following lectures seminars will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursdays in the Department of Pharmacology.

PROFESSOR B. FERINGA, Groningen
5 Feb.: `New approaches to asymmetric catalysis with monodentate ligands.' (Lilly Lecture)

PROFESSOR A.B. HOLMES, Cambridge
12 Feb.: `Synthetic phosphoinositides to probe intracellular signalling.'

DR S. JACKSON, Cambridge
19 Feb.: `Hsp90: a complex assembly machine. Fitting the pieces together.'

PROFESSOR K.A. JORGENSEN, Aarhus
26 Feb.: `Chiral Lewis acids and organocatalysis in asymmetric synthesis.' (Merck Lecture)

DR V. GOUVERNEUR
4 Mar.: `Immuno- and fluorochemistry.'

PROFESSOR E. SOUTHERN
11 Mar.: `The chemistry of DNA microarrays.'

PROFESSOR P. DERVAN, CalTech
Mon. 29 Mar.: `Recognition of the DNA minor groove by synthetic ligands.' (Robert Robinson Lectures)
Tue. 30 Mar.: `Towards regulation of transcription by chemical methods. (Robert Robinson Lectures)

PROFESSOR J. BARTON, CalTech
Wed. 31 Mar.: `DNA charge transport chemistry and biology.' (Rosalind Franklin Lecture)

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University Institute of Musculoskeletal Sciences, the Botnar Research Centre

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Fridays in the Botnar Research Centre, the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre.

PROFESSOR A. HOLLANDER, Bristol
27 Feb.: To be announced.

DR P. EGGLETON, Exeter and Plymouth
12 Mar.: To be announced.

MR D. LITTLE, Children's Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, Australia
Wed. 17 Mar., 5 p.m. (time provisional): `Potential new applications of bisphosphonates in fracture repair and orthopaedics.'

DR S. NAIR, UCL
19 Mar.: To be announced.

DR R. WATTS, editor, Rheumatology
26 Mar.: `The publication process, or how to get your paper published.'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Graduate Seminar in Spanish Studies

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in Room 3, the Taylor Institution.

Convener: Dr Jacqueline Rattray.

DR P. GARCÍA BELLIDO, St Cross
10 Feb.: `Ternary sequencing.' (Joint meeting with the Romance Linguistics Seminar)

X. EZEIZABARREN, Basque Visiting Fellow, St Antony's
17 Feb.: `Basques: an approach to historical rights, language, and identities.'

DR K. HOOPER, Queen's
24 Feb.: `Spain's African vocation (Galdos, Pardo Bazan, Casanova).'

DR F. RAMALLO, Vigo
9 Mar.: `El prestigio social de las lenguas minoritarias: hacia un modelo de revitalización lingüística.'

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Luis Buñuel: a colloquium

This colloqium will be held on Friday, 5 March, in the Auditorium, Magdalen College. The event is organised by the Sub-faculty of Spanish in collaboration with the European Cinema Seminar. The speakers will be Peter Evans (Queen Mary, London), Xon de Ros (King's, London), Susana Medina (Birkbeck, London), and Jacqueline Rattray (Exeter College). Further details will be published later.

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Romance Linguistics Seminar

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in 47 Wellington Square.

Convener: Professor M. Maiden.

DR S. PARKINSON
5 Feb.: `Galician-Portuguese.'

DR P. GARCIÁ-BELLIDO
Tue. 10 Feb., Room 3, Taylor Institution: `Ternary sequencing.' (Joint meeting with the Spanish Graduate Seminar)

PROFESSOR H. PINKSTER, Amsterdam
12 Feb.: `Constituent order in the noun phrase from Latin towards Romance.'

PROFESSOR O. SPEVAK, Toulouse
19 Feb.: `On word order from Late Latin to Romance.'

PROFESSOR R. SAMPSON, Bristol
Fri. 27 Feb.: `Syllabic developments in early French.'

A. FORTIN
4 Mar.: `The scope of the topic: quantifier–scope interactions in Spanish.'

PROFESSOR D. TROTTER, Aberystwyth
11 Mar.: `The new Anglo-Norman Dictionary—a presentation.'

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MODERN HISTORY, POLITICS AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

Carlyle Lectures

The legal framework of political thought, 1100–1600

DR MAGNUS RYAN, the Warburg Institute, will deliver the Carlyle Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following Tuesdays in the Examination Schools.

3 Feb.: `The Roman canon law mind.'

10 Feb.: `Romanism and Germanism.'

17 Feb.: `The sense of place.'

24 Feb.: `The Bartolus problem.'

2 Mar.: `Legal lineaments of the later medieval polity.'

9 Mar.: `Universal principle and institutional history.'

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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. Details of the 26 February seminar will be announced later.

Convener: Professor M.S. Tite.

N. EASTHAUGH
29 Jan.: `Pigments from Pompeii. Analysis and interpretation.'

A. OUTRAM, University of Exeter
12 Feb.: `From Mesolithic Europe to Viking Greenland: the identification and economic significance of bone fat exploitation.'

H. LEWIS
11 Mar.: `Soil micromorphology and Neolithic south India: the Bellary District archaeological project.'

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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL STUDIES

Education in Africa

The following seminars will be held at 5.15 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Dahrendorf Room, St Antony's College.

Conveners: Dr D. Johnson and Professor W. Beinart.

DR C. BROCK
3 Feb.: `Aspects of education in Sierra Leone: from "jewel in the crown" to "basket case"?'

DR M. SCHWEISFURTH, Birmingham
10 Feb.: `Education and democracy in the Gambia.'

DE E. UNTERHALTER, London
17 Feb.: `Remaking the nation: changing masculinities and education in South Africa.'

S. NEWELL, Sussex
24 Feb.: ` "What the Dickens?": debates about English literature and English literacy in West Africa.'

PROFESSOR M. CROSSLEY, Bristol
2 Mar.: `Research and evaluation for educational development: learning from the PRISM experience in Kenya.'

C. LOW
9 Mar.: `Gatherers of knowledge: informal learning and transmission of healing knowledge amongst rural Namibian Khoisan.'

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Teaching and Teacher Education

The following seminars will be held on Tuesdays in Teaching Room 1, the Department of Educational Studies.

Convener: Dr Ann Childs.

K. BURN, A. PENDRY, G. CORNEY, and L. GRAYSON
3 Feb., 5 p.m.: `Reports on initial teacher training (ITT) research and development awards in history and geography.'

DR M. COLE, Brighton
2 Mar., 11 a.m.: ` "Do you ride on elephants" and "never tell them you're German": the experiences of British Asian and black, and overseas student, teachers in south-east England.'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

DR Y. CHOUREI, University of Exeter, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 4 February, in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies.

Subject: `The impact of Mawdudi and Qutb on modern Islamic thought.'

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QUEEN ELIZABETH HOUSE

Refugee Studies Centre

Eglantyne Jebb Lecture

DR J. BOYDEN will deliver the Eglantyne Jebb Lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Tuesday, 3 February, in the Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret Hall.

Subject: `Eglantyne's challenge: coping with the impact of war and forced migration on children.'

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LINACRE COLLEGE

Linacre Lectures

Green power: green responsibility?

The Linacre Lectures will be given at 5.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Main Lecture Hall, the School of Geography and the Environment. Each presentation will be followed by a students' `question time' and discussion.

In the series, directors of leading conservation charities will speak about the changing marketplace and their strategies for success.

5 Feb.: TONY JUNIPER (Director, Friends of the Earth)

12 Feb.: JOHN ELKINGTON (Chairman, Sustainability Ltd.)

19 Feb.: GRAHAM WYNNE (Chief Executive, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds)

26 Feb.: KATE PARMINTER (Chief Executive, Council for the Preservation of Rural England)

4 Mar.: ROBERT NAPIER (Chief Executive, World Wide Fund for Nature—UK)

11 Mar.: STEVEN E. SANDERSON (President and Chief Executive, Wildlife Conservation Society)

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MAGDALEN COLLEGE

Something paradoxical: a day of films by the acclaimed Polish documentary and feature film director Pawel Pawlikowski

The following films will be shown on Saturday, 14 February, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., in the Auditorium, Magdalen College. Admission is free.

From Moscow to Pietushki (1990; fifty minutes)

Dostoevsky's Travels (1991; fifty minutes)

Serbian Epics (1992; fifty minutes)

Twockers (1998; forty minutes)

Last Resort (2001; eighty minutes)

Pawel Pawlikowski will be present to introduce each film and the day will close with a discussion featuring contributions by film-makers Justin Hardy and Christopher Mitchell, critic and broadcaster Susan Hitch, Professor Julian Graffy from the School of Slavonic and East European Studies at University College London, and Professor Ian Christie from the School of History of Art, Film, and Visual Media at Birkbeck College, University of London. The event will be chaired by Anthony Smith, President of Magdalen College.

The event is organised by The Laboratory at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art and Magdalen College, with the support of Arts Council England.


Waynflete Lectures

Claiming land, winning rights, losing life (an exploration and critique of Aboriginal land claims)

HUGH BRODY, Associate, Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge, and Visiting Professor of Anthropology, Kent, will deliver the Waynflete Lectures at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Auditorium, Magdalen College.

10 Feb.: `The Arctic: the Inuit argument.'

17 Feb.: `The North Pacific coast: the Gitxan ask for the law.'

24 Feb.: `The southern Kalahari: Khomani San and the National Park.'

2 Mar.: `Mortality and myth-making: the case against land claims?'


Associated film-showings

The lectures will be accompanied by a series of three films, to be screened at 5 p.m.on Wednesdays of the same weeks in the Auditorium, Magdalen College.

11 Feb.: The People's Land: Eskimos of Pond Inlet. Directed by Michael Grigsby; Disappearing World, Granada TV, 1975; fifty-five minutes.

18 Feb.: Time Immemorial. Directed by Hugh Brody; National Film Board of Canada, 1991; sixty-one minutes.

25 Feb.: Hunters and Bombers. Directed by Hugh Brody and Nigel Markham, National Film Board of Canada and Channel 4 TV, 1990; fifty-six minutes.

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Asian Studies Centre

Taiwan Studies Programme Seminar

PROFESSOR YUN-HAN CHU, President, the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation and Distinguished Research Fellow, the Academica Sinica, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 2 March, in the Carr Room, the Founder's Building, St Antony's College.

Convener: Dr Steve Tsang.

Subject: `Taiwan's security dilemma: military rivalry, economic dependence, and the struggle over national identity.'

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ST PETER'S COLLEGE

Oxford Intellectual Property Research Centre

Intellectual property in the new millennium

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

Conveners: Professor D. Vaver and Dr C. Greenhalgh.

MS C. BLACKBURN, partner, Manches Solicitors, Oxford
3 Feb.: ` "The Law of the Rings"—a review of intellectual property issues recently encountered by the Tolkien Estate.'

PROFESSOR W.R. CORNISH, QC, Cambridge
10 Feb.: `The author as risk-sharer.'

DR M. SPENCE and DR T. ENDICOTT
17 Feb.: `Vagueness and the scope of copyright.'

PROFESSOR J. PHILLIPS, London
24 Feb.: `Patent dispute resolution: the escape from Utopia.'

THE HON. MR JUSTICE PUMFREY, Patents Court and Chancery Division
2 Mar.: To be announced.

PROFESSOR H. MACQUEEN, Edinburgh
9 Mar.: `Intellectual property in a peripheral jurisdiction: an issue of policy?'

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TRINITY COLLEGE

Richard Hillary Lecture 2004

JEANETTE WINTERSON will deliver the Richard Hillary Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 13 February, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

Subject: `Words are the part of silence that can be spoken: what art might mean in the twenty-first century.'

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REGENT'S PARK COLLEGE

Keston Seminars on Religion, State, and Society

A series of public colloquia will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursdays in the Collier Room, Regent's Park College.

DR A. SHUKMAN
29 Jan.: `The conversation about the Holy Spirit between St Seraphim and Motovilov: some issues concerning the text and its publication.'

W.G. CAREY
19 Feb.: `Tolstoy and the Orthodox Church.'

DR P. WALTERS
11 Mar.: `Georgia: the current religious situation.'

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