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Public lecture

ERIC LAX will lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Monday, 13 September, in the Lecture Theatre, the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre. The lecture deals with the development of penicillin in Oxford and elsewhere. Admission will be by free ticket, obtainable from Susan Harrison (telephone: Oxford (2)85751, e-mail: susan.harrison@path.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `The mould in Dr Florey's coat.'

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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. Postgraduate presentations will be given at the meeting on 26 November.

DR M. SUNDSTROM, Chief Scientist, Structural Genomics Consortium
3 Sept.: `From structure to function: the Structural Genomics Consortium.'

PROFESSOR T. CHAMBERS, St George's Hospital Medical School, London
24 Sept: To be announced.

MR M. SNEAD, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge
15 Oct.: `Genetics and clinical features of Stickler's syndrome.'

5 Nov.: `Why does HLA-B27 predispose to inflammatory arthritis?'

12 Nov.: To be announced.

19 Nov.: To be announced.

3 Dec., 2 p.m.: To be announced.

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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 M. HUSAIN, University College, London
17 Sept.: `Visual neglect following stroke.'

DR L. BANDMANN, University of Sheffield Medical School
8 Oct.: `Dystonia—an update.'

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Maritime discovery and exploration

This day-school, focusing on famous voyages of exploration under sail, will be held on Saturday, 25 September, 9 a.m.–4.30 p.m., in Christ Church. Speakers include Professor Andrew Lambert, King's College, London; Jeremy Coote, Pitt Rivers Museum; and Professor Glyn Williams, Queen Mary College, London.

Tickets cost £39 (full lecture programme, meals, and refreshments). For further details contact Alex Webb (telephone: Oxford (2)76174, e-mail: dayschool@chch.ox.ac.uk).

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McGovern Annual Lecture in the History of Medicine

PROFESSOR VIVIAN NUTTON, Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine, University College London, will deliver the McGovern Annual Lecture in the History of Medicine at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 28 October, in the E.P. Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green College.

Subject: `To dissect or not to dissect? Some ancient responses to a modern dilemma.'

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Public discussion

HUMBERTO MATURANA, University of Chile, and STEVEN ROSE, Open University, will hold a public discussion at 7.30 p.m. on Monday, 6 September, in St Anne's College. Admission is free but advance booking is required (telephone: 01908 655070, e-mail: m.a.shelley@open.ac.uk).

Subject: `Biology, love, and social responsibility.'

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