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INAUGURAL LECTURES

Thomas Warton Professor of English Literature

PROFESSOR D. WOMERSLEY will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 18 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Shakespeare and Anthony Munday.'

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Chichele Professor of the History of War

PROFESSOR HEW STRACHAN will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 4 December, in the Examination Schools.

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

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CAMERON MACKINTOSH VISITING PROFESSOR OF CONTEMPORARY THEATRE

SIR TIM RICE will lecture at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College. All members of the University are welcome to attend.

Wed. 5 Nov.: `Working with Walt—how I saved Walt Disney.'

Thur. 27 Nov.: `It's only words.'

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CHARLES SIMONYI LECTURE

SIR MARTIN REES, FRS, Astronomer Royal and Master-Elect of Trinity College, will deliver the fifth annual Charles Simonyi Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 7 November, in the Oxford Playhouse. The lecture will be introduced by Professor Richard Dawkins, Simonyi Professor of the Public Understanding of Science. The lecture is presented in association with New College and the Department for Continuing Education. Tickets, costing £3.50, are available at from the Oxford Playhouse (telephone: Oxford 305305, Internet: www.oxfordplayhouse.com).

Subject: `Mysteries of our complex cosmos.'

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MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

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 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.: `Quantifyng the extent of Quaternary ice sheets in the North Sea—the evidence from 3-D seismic reflection data.'

PROFESSOR D. VAUGHAN, Manchester
24 Nov.: `Minerals, metals, and molecules: ore and environmental mineralogy in the twenty-first century.'

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

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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.

Convener: Dr L.C. Snoek.

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

PROFESSOR C. ROBINSON, Cambridge
4 Dec.: `Probing dynamic macromolecular complexes using mass spectrometry.'

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Oxford Centre for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

DR MARTIN LAMPE, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, will give a seminar at 4 p.m. on Monday, 3 November, in the Seminar Room, OCIAM.

Subject: `Dust molecules, strings, and crystals in dusty plasma.'

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MEDICAL SCIENCES

Oxford Institute of Musculoskeletal Sciences, the Botnar Research Centre

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

PROFESSOR K. VAUGHAN, Cape Town
31 Oct.: `Low dose digital X-rays: from catching diamond thieves to monitoring scoliosis.'

PROFESSOR P. WORDSWORTH
7 Nov.: `The genetic epidemiology of rheumatoid arthritis.'

DR A. BLUMSOHN, Northern General Hospital, Sheffield
14 Nov.: `Bone turnover and fracture risk assessment: a new emperor, or just new clothes?'

PROFESSOR A. SILMAN, Manchester
21 Nov.: `Cardiovascular disease and rheumatoid arthritis—what is the connection?'

DR A. BERENDT
28 Nov.: `Musculoskeletal infection: what remains to be discovered?'

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Physiological Sciences

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 12 noon on Wednesdays in the Sherrington Room, the University Laboratory of Physiology.

Conveners: Dr Morten Kringelbach and Dr C. Paul Plested.

PROFESSSOR T. AZIZ
Wed. 6 Nov.: `Deep brain stimulation and akinetic disorders.' (Sponsored by the Physiological Society)

DR P. KOHL
12 Nov.: `Mechanical regulation of heart rhythm: from patch pipette to precordial thump.' (Sponsored by the Physiological Society)

DR S. BESTMANN, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Research, Göttingen, Germany
19 Nov.: `Imaging the perturbed brain: an overview of combined TMS and fMRI.' (Sponsored by the McDonnell Foundation)

DR C.S. REDWOOD
26 Nov.: `The functional effects of cardiomyopathy-causing mutations in contractile protein genes.' (Sponsored by the Physiological Society)

DR P. PETROVIC, Karolinska Institute, Sweden
3 Dec.: `Placebos of the brain.' (Sponsored by the Physiological Society)

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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.

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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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.

Details of the seminar by Professor Sandre Japhet, omitted from previous announcements, are given below.

Convener: Professor J. Barton.

PROFESSOR S. JAPHET, Hebrew University
3 Nov.: `History and ideology in the Biblical historiography: the case of the Restoration Period.'

PROFESSOR V. HUROWITZ, Beer-sheva
10 Nov.: `Aspects of the design, symbolism, and essence of the Solomonic Temple.' (Temple and Workshop 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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INSTITUTE FOR CHINESE STUDIES

China Research Seminar

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in Room 207, the Institute for Chinese Studies.

Convener: Dr Rana Mitter.

ZHENH DANYI and D. MAHONEY
6 Nov.: `Wings of Summer': Zheng Danyi reads his poetry (in Mandarin, with an English translation).

M. BLECHER, Oberlin College
13 Nov.: `What are the Chinese workers thinking?'

ZHONGPING LAI
20 Nov.: `Environmental change in the Loess Plateau and its possible reference to Chinese history.'

F. WAKEMAN, Berkeley
27 Nov.: `Victims of history: the case of Pan Hannian.'

D. BUCK
4 Dec.: `Constructing China's capitalism: connecting Shanghai's urban and rural industries.'

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SCHOOL OF GEOGRAPHY AND THE ENVIRONMENT AND ROTHERMERE AMERICAN INSTITUTE

Conference: Global Standards

This conference, co-sponsored by the Economic and Social Research Council Future, Governance Programme, Bristol University, and the University of Oxford, will bring together an international group of invited speakers on the topic of global standards, emphasising issues related to corporate strategy and responsibility in the developed and developing worlds.

The conference will be held at the Rothermere American Institute on 20-22 November. Registration will be at 1.30 p.m. Enquires may be directed to Jan Burke, Personal Assistant to Professor Gordon L. Clark (telephone: Oxford (2)71922, e-mail: jan.burke@geog.ox.ac.uk).

Conveners: Professor Gordon L. Clark (Oxford) and Professor Adam Tickell (Bristol).

20 November

STEVE HUGHES, University of Newcastle: `The international labour standards regime. A case study in global regulation.'

SUSAN CHRISTOPHERSON, Cornell University: `Ideal and real in labor standards.'

ALLAN FELS, University of Melbourne: `Global competition policy.'


21 November

DAVID ANGEL, Clark University: `Global standards and the environmental performance of industry.'

TAD MUTERSBAUGH, University of Kentucky: `Below standard: decertification and disqualification in certified organic coffee producing communities.'

JAYNE GODFREY, Monash University: `International harmonisation of accounting standards: Going global?'

PROFESSOR CLARK, TESSA HEBB, and DARIUSZ WOJCIK: `The institutional investment value chain: CalPERS' emerging markets strategy.'

LISE KINGO, Executive Vice-President, Novo Nordisk: `Global health standards.'


22 November

JAMES HAWLEY and ANDREW WILLIAMS, Saint Mary's College of California: `Global corporate governance standards: the limits and potential of the fiduciary capitalism perspective.'

GRAHAME THOMPSON, the Open University: `Limits to global standard setting.'

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QUEEN ELIZABETH HOUSE

International Gender Studies Centre

Fieldwork and fieldnotes revisited: the local in a globalised world

Amended notice

The following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in the Blackhall Room, Queen Elizabeth House.

This notice replaces previous announcements.

Conveners: Dr Janette Davies and Dr Zoe Morrison.

DR J. HART
30 Oct.: `Growing up mukhayyamji: boyhood in a Palestinian refugee camp in Jordan.'

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

DR L. SCIAMA
13 Nov.: `Can you call this fieldwork? September in Italy.'

DR D. BROCKINGTON
20 Nov.: `Community conserved areas and governance in East Africa.'

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

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

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Latin American Centre

JULIO FAUNDEZ, Professor of Law, University of Warwick, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Friday, 7 November, in the Latin American Centre.

Subject: `Law and politics in the breakdown of democracy in Chile in 1973.'

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SOMERVILLE COLLEGE

Eleanor Rathbone Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR SUSAN PEDERSEN, Columbia University, New York, will deliver the Eleanor Rathbone Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 20 November, in Flora Anderson Hall, Somerville College. The lecture will be followed by a wine reception. Open to the public.

Subject: `Eleanor Rathbone and the democratic faith.'

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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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