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Oxford University Gazette, 21 April 2005: Lectures

INAUGURAL LECTURE

Diebold Professor of Comparative Philology

PROFESSOR ANDREAS WILLI will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 12 May, in the Auditorium, St John's College.

Subject: 'Unholy diseases, or why Agamemnon and Tuthaliya should not have offended the gods.'

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PROFESSOR OF POETRY

PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER RICKS will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 9 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: 'Many voices: III, from the Midwest.'

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CAMERON MACKINTOSH VISITING PROFESSOR OF CONTEMPORARY THEATRE

PATRICK MARBER will be in conversation with Mr Michael Gearin-Tosh on the subject of Shakespeare's Othello, at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 27 April, in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College.

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SPEAKER'S LECTURES IN BIBLICAL STUDIES

Jesus in New Testament Christology

LEANDER KECK, Winkley Professor Emeritus of Biblical Theology, Yale University, will deliver the Speaker's Lectures in Biblical Studies at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Examination Schools.

Mon. 2 May: 'Why is Christology still necessary?'

Wed. 4 May: 'Jesus and our righteousness: Matthew.'

Fri. 6 May: 'Jesus and God's righteousness: Paul.'

Mon. 9 May: 'Jesus' right to represent us to God: Hebrews.'

Wed. 11 May: 'Jesus' right to represent God to us: John.'

Fri. 13 May: 'Does New Testament Christology still have a future?'

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GRINFIELD LECTURES ON THE SEPTUAGINT

Origen's hexapla: the development of Septuagint tradition and its reception in antiquity

The Grinfield Lectures on the Septuagint will be delivered as follows. The lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on the days shown in the Oriental Institute.

PROFESSOR PETER J. GENTY, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville
Mon. 23 May: 'Old Greek and later revisers: can we always distinguish them?'

DR BAS TER HAAR ROMENY, Leiden
Wed. 25 May: 'Hexaplaric readings for Genesis and their reception by the Church.'

DR ALISON SALVESEN
Thur. 26 May: 'Hexaplaric readings for Exodus.'

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LYELL LECTURES IN BIBLIOGRAPHY

Literary life and the book market in Germany under the swastika 1933–45

PROFESSOR R. WITTMANN, Munich, will deliver the Lyell Lectures in Bibliography at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Taylor Institution.

Tue. 26 Apr.: 'The institutions.'

Thur. 28 Apr.: 'The authors.'

Tue. 3 May: 'The publishers.'

Thur. 5 May: 'The books.'

Tue. 10 May: 'The readers.'

Thur. 12 May: 'The war.'

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CLARENDON LECTURES IN GEOGRAPHY AND ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES

Geography and economy

PROFESSOR A.J. SCOTT, Distinguished Professor of Public Policy and Geography, School of Public Affairs, University of California, Los Angeles, will deliver the Clarendon Lectures in Geography and Environmental Studies at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Examination Schools.

There is no charge for admission. Further information may be obtained from Natasha Antunes, Oxford University Press (telephone: Oxford 353650, e-mail: natasha.antunes@oup.com).

Wed. 4 May: 'Geography and the division of labour.'

Thur. 5 May: 'Geography, entrepreneurship, and innovation.'

Fri. 6 May: 'Geography and development.'

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WELDON MEMORIAL LECTURE

PROFESSOR D. SANKOFF, Ottawa, winner of the Weldon Memorial Prize 2004, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 22 April, in Lecture Theatre B, the Zoology/Psychology Building. Tickets are not required for admission. Anyone with specific access requirements is asked to telephone Oxford (2)82464.

Subject: 'Gene order sorting for genomic data.'

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HICKS LECTURE IN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL HISTORY

PROFESSOR PETER H. LINDERT, University of California, Davis, will deliver the Hicks Lecture in Economic and Social History at 5 p.m. on Friday, 13 May, in the Examination Schools. The lecture is open to the public.

Professor Lindert has been acclaimed for his recent book Growing Public, which shows why public expenditure does not impose a handicap on economic growth.

Subject: 'Is the welfare state mortal or exportable?'

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CHERWELL–SIMON LECTURE 2005

PROFESSOR FRANK WILCZEK, Herman Feshback Professor of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Nobel Laureate 2004, will deliver the Cherwell–Simon Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Friday, 13 May, in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, the Clarendon Laboratory.

Subject: 'The origin of mass and feebleness of gravity.'

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NEWTON–ABRAHAM LECTURE 2004–5

PROFESSOR ANDREW WRIGHT, Tufts Medical School, Newton–Abraham Visiting Professor 2004–5, will deliver the Newton–Abraham Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Monday, 9 May, in the Lecture Theatre, the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre.

Subject: 'Protein acrobatics and DNA segregation in bacteria.'

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J.W. JENKINSON MEMORIAL LECTURE

PROFESSOR DAVID WEISBLAT, University of California, Berkeley, will deliver a Jenkinson Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 9 May, in Lecture Theatre A, the Zoology/Psychology Building.

Anyone with particular access requirements is requested to telephone Oxford (2)82464 a few days before the lecture.

Subject: 'Embryonic development in the leech Helobdella.'

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HALLEY LECTURE

PROFESSOR REINHARD GENZEL, Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, will deliver the Halley Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 3 May, in the Sir Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, the Clarendon Laboratory. The lecture is open to the public.

Subject: 'Massive black holes.'

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CLASSICS

David Lewis Lecture

PROFESSOR SIMON HORNBLOWER, University College, London, will deliver the David Lewis Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 25 May, in the Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's College.

Subject: 'Theatre and the ancient Greek historian.'

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

Fin de Siècle

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Meyerstein Room (11), the St Cross Building. Two papers will be given at the meetings on 2 June and 16 June.

Convener: Anna Vaninskaya, Hertford College.

DR E. FRANCIS, Warwick
12 May: 'Why wasn't Amy Levy more of a socialist? Amy Levy, Clementina Black, and Liza of Lambeth.'

DR K. COCKIN, Hull
19 May: 'Ellen Terry and her paper lovers.'

DR S. DONOVAN, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden
26 May: 'Colonialism, Limited: the British South Africa Company in British culture at the fin de siècle.'

TATIANA KONTOU, Sussex
2 June: 'Spectral theatricals: performativity in sensation fiction and the séance.'

PROFESSOR J. GALVAN, Ohio State
2 June: 'Hypnosis, modernity, and the recording unconscious at the fin de siècle.'

DR C. BRITZOLAKIS, Warwick
16 June: 'Pathologies of the imperial metropolis: Impressionism as traumatic after-image in Conrad and Ford.'

DR S. BANERJEE, Wisconsin–Milwaukee
16 June: 'Of numbers, bodies, and blood: fin de siècle Gothic, Indian political economy, and the English electorate.'

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE, HISTORY OF ART, MUSIC, THEOLOGY

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 and Dr C. Joynes.

PROFESSOR G.L. PATTISON
2 May: 'Reading the Bible as a key to Dostoevsky's fiction.'

PROFESSOR H. RAISANEN, Helsinki
16 May: 'Hell in the Bible and in Christian history: towards a moral critique.'

PROFESSOR D. JASPER, Glasgow
30 May: 'Velázquez and the Bible: a hermeneutical challenge.' (Hussey Seminar)

PROFESSOR H. HORNIK, Baylor University
13 June: 'Michele di Rodolfo del Ghirlandaiao (1503–77): a Strozzi Villa fresco cycle of redemptive epiphany.' (Hussey Seminar)

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LAW

Richard Youard Lectures in Legal History

PROFESSOR W.E. NELSON, New York University, will deliver the Richard Youard Lectures in Legal History at 5.30 p.m. on Monday, 16 May, and Tuesday, 17 May, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

Subject: 'What the Americans did to the Common Law.'

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LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Department of Biochemistry: Rodney Porter Memorial Lecture

DR S. BRENNER, Distinguished Professor, the Salk Institute, La Jolla, USA, will deliver the seventh Rodney Porter Memorial Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Thursday, 5 May, in the University Museum of Natural History. The lecture will be followed by a reception. For further information see http://www.bioch.ox.ac.uk/rodneyporter/ .

Subject: 'Biological complexity and protein biochemistry.'


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.

PROFESSOR Y. JONES
6 May: 'Left, right, or straight ahead: directing cells.'

DR T. SORENSEN, Diamond Light Source, Chilton
13 May: 'Pump fiction—structural insight into the mechanism of ion pumps.'

PROFESSOR D. REES, California Institute of Technology
20 May: 'Structural studies of channels and transporters.'

DR D. KLUG, Imperial College, London
3 June: 'The role of protein dynamics in biomolecular mechanisms.'

PROFESSOR M. OVERDUIN, Birmingham
17 June: 'Phospholid binding proteins: the good, the bad, and the ugly.'

DR P. KALDIS, National Institutes of Health, USA
24 June: 'In vivo functions of cyclin dependent kinases.'

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MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Hinshelwood Lectures

PROFESSOR CHRISTIAN AMATORE, Académie des Sciences, Ecole Normale Supérieure, will deliver the Hinshelwood Lectures at 11.15 a.m. on the following days in the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory.

Convener: Professor J. Klein.

Tue. 26 Apr.: 'Ultramicroelectrodes: small and beautiful may be useful, Part I: electrochemistry within molecules.'

Thur. 28 Apr.: 'Ultramicroelectrodes: small and beautiful may be useful, Part II: towards nanosensors and integrated devices for microfluidics.'

Tue. 3 May: 'Probing cellular metabolism and communication at the single cell level, Part I: evidencing the delicate interplay between biology, polyelectrolyte swelling, and membrane dynamics during the release of neurotransmitters.'

Thur. 5 May: 'Probing cellular metabolism and communication at the single cell level, Part II: oxidative stress: from life regulation to warfare strategies in aerobic cells.'

Tue. 10 May: 'Probing cellular metabolism and communication at the single cell level, Part III: oxidative stress: monitoring individual oxidative stress bursts towards applications to auto-immune diseases.'

Thur. 12 May: 'Monitoring mechanistic aspects of molecular homogeneous organometallic catalysis with electrochemistry: are "well- known" mechanisms of catalysis so "well-known"?'


John Adams Institute for Accelerator Science lecture series

DR ZULFIKAR NAJMUDIN, Imperial College, London, will deliver the third lecture in the John Adams Institute for Accelerator Science series at 2.15 p.m. on Thursday, 5 May, in the Dennis Sciama Lecture Theatre, the Denys Wilkinson Building.

Subject: 'Monoenergetic electron beams from laser-plasma accelerators.'


Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory: departmental seminars

The following seminars will be given at 2.15 p.m. on Mondays in the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory.

PROFESSOR J. BAUMBERG, Southampton
2 May: 'Nanomaterials by self-assembly: chameleon metals and more.'

PROFESSOR M. CHILD
9 May: 'Order and chaos in molecular vibrations.'

PROFESSOR M. POLIAKOFF, Nottingham
16 May: 'Supercritical chemistry.'


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.

Two papers will be given at the meeting on 25 April.

Convener: Professor D.E. Logan.

A. KIRRANDER
25 Apr.: 'Predissociation of H2 by scattering theory (MQDT).'

P. SHERRATT
25 Apr.: 'New applications of coupled coherent state theory.'

PROFESSOR LOGAN
9 May, Lecture Theatre, Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory: 'Classical lanthanides: HF and KI.'

A. LOUIS, Cambridge
23 May: 'Hydrodynamic and Brownian fluctuations in colloidal suspensions.'

C. DOMENE
6 June: 'Insights into K+ channel gating.'


Differential equations and applications seminar

The following seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Common Room, Dartington House.

MARK MCGUINNESS, Wellington, New Zealand
28 Apr.: 'A delay recruitment model of the cardiovascular control system.'

RADEK ERBAN
12 May: 'From individual to collective behaviour in biological systems: the bacterial example.'

JOHN CHAPMAN, Keele
19 May: 'Sesquipoles in aeroacoustics.'

L. MAHADEVAN, Harvard
26 May: 'Extreme elastohydrodynamics.'

L. WOODS
2 June: 'How energy escapes from a tokamak: orders of magnitude faster than explained by received theory.'

TADASHI TOKIEDA, Cambridge
9 June: To be announced.


Nomura Lecture

PROFESSOR DANIEL KAHNEMANN, Nobel Laureate in Economics 2002, will deliver the Nomura Lecture at 5 p.m. on 5 May in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, the Clarendon Laboratory.

Subject: 'The psychology of behavioural finance, past and future.'

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MEDICAL SCIENCES

Oxford Osler Lecture

PROFESSOR J.I. BELL will deliver the inaugural Oxford Osler Lecture at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, 27 April, in the Lecture Theatre, the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre.

Subject: 'Will genomics change Oslerian medicine?'


Oxford Clinical Neuroscience Lectures

The following lectures will be given at 11.30 a.m. on Fridays in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

DR SANJAY SISODIYA, Institute of Neurology, London
13 May: 'Genetics and treatment of refractory epilepsy.'

PROFESSOR SETH LOVE, Bristol
27 May: 'Perineuronal mischief.'


Sir William Dunn School of Pathology

Unless indicated otherwise, the following research seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Lecture Theatre, the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre.

PROFESSOR H.-D. KLENK, Marburg
26 Apr.: 'Mechanisms underlying the emergence of new influenza viruses.'

PROFESSOR A. WRIGHT, Tufts Medical School
Mon. 9 May: 'Protein acrobatics and DNA segregation in bacteria.' (Newton–Abraham Lecture)

DR J. SZOSTAK, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
19 May: 'Aptamers, therapeutic proteins and small molecule evolution.' (Astor Lecture)

PROFESSOR G. GRIFFITHS
26 May: 'Use of genetic diseases to identify proteins involved in secretion from immune cells.'

PROFESSOR R. PATIENT
9 June: 'Molecular programming of blood and the cardiovascular system in Xenopus and zebrafish embryos.'

DR S. MINGER, King's College, London
16 June: 'Ethics and therapeutic potential of human stem cells.'

DR N. TREDE, Utah
Mon. 11 July: 'A zebrafish model for autoimmunity—facts and fiction.'


Institute of Musculoskeletal Sciences, the Botnar Research Centre

The following seminars will be held at 12.30 p.m. on Fridays in the Botnar Research Centre, the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre. Details of further meetings will be announced later.

DR I. CLARK, East Anglia
29 Apr.: 'What makes cartilage break down in arthritis and how can we help?'

DR A. GRIGORIADIS, King's College, London
13 May: 'AP-1 and Rho GTPase regulation of osteoblast and osteoclast differentiation.'

DR R. SMITH
20 May: 'Lessons from rare bone diseases.'

DR U. OPPERMANN
3 June: To be announced.

DR B. NOBLE, Edinburgh
10 June: To be announced.

MR P. SHARP, King's College, London
17 June: 'The molecular control of tooth morphogenesis.'


University Laboratory of Physiology

Unless otherwise indicated, the following departmental seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Mondays in the Sherrington Room, the University Laboratory of Physiology.

PROFESSOR P. SEEBURG, Max Planck Institute for Medical Research, Germany
9 May: 'Manipulating excitatory neurotransmission in the mouse.'

PROFESSOR G. HOLMAN, Bath
16 May: 'Insulin regulation of GLUT4 exocytosis in adipose and heart cells.'

PROFESSOR D. HILGEMAN, University of Texas
23 May: 'The molecular workings of cardiac Na transporters—between perfection and failure.'

PROFESSOR N. WEST, Saskatchewan
Tue. 24 May: 'Physiological adaptation to hypoxia in vertebrates.'

PROFESSOR P. WINN, St Andrews
13 June: 'A new approach to the brainstem: sensory, motor, and cognitive properties.'


Department of Human Anatomy and Genetics

The following research seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Fridays in the Large Lecture Theatre, the Department of Human Anatomy and Genetics.

Convener: Professor Kay Davies.

PROFESSOR Z. NAOR, Edinburgh
29 Apr.: 'GPCR signalling in reproduction and prostate cancer: the case of the GnRH receptor.'

PROFESSOR W. SCHAFER, California, San Diego
6 May: 'What is it like to be a worm? Sensory perception and behaviour in C.elegans.'

DR E. FISHER, University College, London
13 May: 'The Loa mouse and motor neurone degeneration.'

DR J. LEWIS, London Research Institute, Lincoln's Inn Field Laboratories, London
20 May: 'Feedback loops and Notch signalling: making patterns in space and time.' (Jenkinson Seminar)

DR E. PATTON
27 May: 'Fishing for cancer genes: identifying cancer and cell cycle genes in zebrafish.'

PROFESSOR D. CAMPBELL, Human Genome Mapping Project Resources Centre, Hinxton, Cambridge
3 June: 'Molecular characterisation of autoimmune disease susceptibility genes in the human MHC.'

DR A. JACKSON, Edinburgh
10 June: 'Function and evolution of microcephalin: a gene determining brain size through primate evolution.'

PROFESSOR D. SCHLESSINGER, Johns Hopkins
17 June: 'Ovarian follicle dynamics and sex determination.'


Pharmacology and anatomical neuropharmacology seminars

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

DR D. STEPHENS, Bristol
26 Apr.: 'Coupling membranes to microtubules during ER-to- Golgi transport.'

PROFESSOR R. DUDEN, London
3 May: 'COP 1 coat proteins in Golgi-to-ER membrane traffic: functional domains and novel interactors.'

PROFESSOR Y. BEN-ARI, Institute of Neurobiology, France
10 May: 'Development of cortical networks: basic rules and clinical implications.'

PROFESSOR A. LOUDON, Manchester
17 May: 'The molecular basis of time measurement.'

PROFESSOR H. LASSMANN, Vienna
24 May: 'The evolving concepts of multiple sclerosis pathogenesis.'

PROFESSOR K. GULL
31 May: 'The proteome of cilia and flagella: from trypanosomes to humans and from health to disease.'

DR C. PALMER, Imperial College, London
7 June: 'A microbial model for polycystic kidney disease related ion channels.'

DR R. JONES
14 June: 'Spontaneous transmitter release and control of excitability in cortical networks.'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Research Seminar in Spanish and Spanish American Studies

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

Further information on this seminar series and other events is available at www.mod-langs.ox.ac.uk/spanish/ (under 'Research').

Conveners: Professor Edwin Williamson and Dr Jacqueline Rattray.

TYLER FISHER
26 Apr.: 'Scattered children, battered ships, and tattered gardens: Lope de Vega's fragile texts.'

DR S. PENN, Leicester
1 May: 'Lacanian textuality in Henry James and Carlos Fuentes.'

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MODERN HISTORY

East and East–Central Europe Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Fridays in the MacGregor Room, Oriel College.

Conveners: Professor Robert Evans and Dr David Rechter.

TIBOR FRANK, ELTE, Budapest
29 Apr.: 'Pleasing Britain, serving Hitler: the Hungarian political elite and the revision of the Treaty of Trianon, 1933–41.'

LIONEL KOCHAN
6 May: 'An empress thwarted—Maria Theresa and the Jews of Prague, 1745.'

NATAN MEIR, Southampton
13 May: ' "The sword hanging over their heads": the significance of pogrom for Jewish life and self-understanding in fin-de-siècle Eastern Europe.'

JOSHUA ZIMMERMAN, Yeshiva University, New York
20 May: 'The Polish Underground and the Jews During World War Two: the historiographical controversy.'

MARIUS TURDA, Oxford Brookes
27 May: 'Geza von Hoffman: founder of Hungarian racial hygiene?'

ORSOLYA SZAKÁLY, London
3 June: 'The Duke of York as King of Hungary? Britain and the Hungarian Conspiracy of 1788–90.'

SZONJA KOMORÓCZY
10 June: 'From despised to protected: Yiddish in the language strategy of Orthodox Jewry in Hungary (from the eighteenth century to the early twentieth century).'

TADAKI IIO, Hokkaido
17 June: 'Keeping the peace of the manor: manor court and villages in early seventeenth-century Hungary.'

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MODERN HISTORY, MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

The Inquisition in Europe, 1500–1700

This conference will be held in the Dorfman Room, St Peter's, on Thursday, 5 May, 2–6 p.m. The conference is free and open to all. Those wishing to attend are asked to inform Professor Earle in advance.

Convener: Professor T.F. Earle, St Peter's.

J. EDWARDS
2.15 p.m.: 'The Spanish Inquisition abroad: England and the Netherlands.'

R. TRUMAN
3 p.m.: 'The Spanish Inquisition and the workings of censorship in seventeenth-century Madrid.'

N. DAVIDSON
4 p.m.: ' "And over all Throned the Inquisition in Rome": the Inquisition Tribunals in Italy in the sixteenth century.'

F. BETHENCOURT, Universidade Nova de Lisboa; Charles Boxer Professor-elect, King's College London
4.45 p.m.: 'The social impact of the Inquisition.'

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MODERN HISTORY, SOCIAL SCIENCES

Stalin and Hitler: dictatorship and social catastrophe

PROFESSOR ROBERT GELLATELY, Florida State University, Bertelsmann Europaeum Visiting Professor in Jewish Politics and History in the Twentieth Century, will lecture as follows. Unless otherwise indicated, the lectures will begin at 5 p.m., and will be held in the Council Room, Mansfield College.

Mon. 16 May: 'Stalin, Hitler, and ordinary citizens.'

Tue. 17 May, Seminar Room, Rothermere American Institute: 'The secret police and denunciations: the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany.'

Thur. 19 May, Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies: 'Nazi persecution of the Jews and German public opinion.'

Fri. 20 May, Seminar Room, RAI, 10 a.m.: 'Communism and Nazism: perspectives from the twenty-first century.' (Seminar)

Mon. 23 May, Seminar Room, RAI: Soviet and Nazi concentration camps.'

Tue. 24 May: 'Social outsiders under Communism and Nazism.'

Wed. 25 May, Seminar Room, RAI: 'Stalinism "from below": the voices of ordinary people.'

Thur. 26 May: 'The Nuremberg Trials and beyond.'


Seminar in Economic and Social History

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in Seminar Room 2, All Souls College.

For details of the lecture to be given by Professor Douglass North on 11 May, see under 'Foundation for Law, Justice, and Society' below.

For details of the Hicks Lecture, to be given by Professor Peter Lindert on 13 May, see above. Professor Lindert will also talk to the Graduate Workshop, in the Seminar Room, Nuffield College, at 12.45 p.m. on Thursday, 12 May.

Conveners: Professor Robert Allen, Dr Knick Harley, Professor Jane Humphries, and Professor Avner Offer.

DR N. ZAHEDIEH, Edinburgh
27 Apr.: 'Colonial merchants and the Glorious Revolution.'

DR J.-P. BASSINO, Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo
18 May: 'Regional inequality in Japan, 1892–1941: the relation between stature and income further explored.'

DR S. JOHANSSEN, Cambridge Group for the History of Population
25 May: 'The origins of health inequality.'

DR L. SHAW-TAYLOR, Cambridge
1 June: 'The development of agrarian capitalism in England 1600–1851.'

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MODERN HISTORY, THEOLOGY

Religion in the British Isles 1400–1700

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Seminar Room, Corpus Christi College. Undergraduates may attend, but only by prior application to one of the conveners.

Conveners: Dr Christopher Haigh, Dr Felicity Heal, Dr Judith Maltby, and Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch.

PETER MARSHALL, Warwick
28 Apr.: 'Witchcraft, sodomy, and the Bishop of Waterford.'

CLARE JACKSON, Cambridge
5 May: 'The ecclesiastical politics of post-Restoration Scotland.'

DAVID COMO, Stanford
12 May: 'Secret presses, radical Puritanism, and the crisis of 1640.'

ANN HUGHES, Keele
19 May: 'Presbyterianism and print culture c.1640–c.1680.'

IAN FORREST
26 May: 'What, more Lollardy? Possible new directions in Lollard studies.'

BRETT USHER, Reading
2 June: 'Deprivation and restoration: the fortunes of married clergy in the Diocese of London, 1554–64.'

CRAIG D'ALTON, Melbourne
9 June: 'Death and dying in the writings of Thomas More.'

DR HAIGH
16 June: 'Dr Temple's pew: sex and clerical status in the 1630s.'

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PHILOSOPHY, SOCIAL SCIENCES

DR PIERO PINZAUTI, Florence, will lecture at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, 18 May, in the Wharton Room, All Souls College.

Conveners: Professor G.A. Cohen and Dr P.M.S. Hacker.

Subject: 'Hegel, Marx, Wittgenstein: community as the ultimate measure of civilisations.'

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SOCIAL SCIENCES

Are Labour's constitutional changes working?

The concluding seminars in this series will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in Magdalen College.

Conveners: Sir Michael Wheeler-Booth, Professor David Marquand, and Dr Richard Coggins.

SIR ALAN BUDD
25 Apr., Auditorium: 'The Budd Report.'

EDWARD GARNIER, QC, MP
9 May, Summer Common Room: 'Why opposition since 1997 has been difficult.'

LORD RENTON OF MOUNT HARRY
16 May, Summer Common Room: 'The role of the Whips in Parliament.'

LORD WOOLF, Lord Chief Justice
17 Oct., Auditorium: 'The courts' place in the constitution?'


The UN Security Council and war

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Department of Politics and International Relations.

Conveners: Professor Sir Adam Roberts, Professor Vaughan Lowe, and Dr Jennifer Welsh.

DR J. PRANTL and GENERAL RUPERT SMITH, Commander of UNPROFOR
27 Apr.: 'The UNSC and the break-up of Yugoslavia.'

SARAH PERCY, Joint Services Command and Staff College
4 May: 'The UNSC and the regulation of private military companies.' (Discussant: Dr C. Beyani, LSE)

DR J. BOULDEN, Royal Military College of Canada
11 May: 'The Security Council and terrorism.' (Discussant: Professor Roberts)

DR R. ROY-CHAUDHURY, International Institute for Strategic Studies
18 May: 'The UNSC and the India–Pakistan wars.' (Discussant: Priyanjali Malik)

DR P. CAREY
25 May: 'The UNSC and the question of East Timor.' (Discussant: Dominik Zaum)

PROFESSOR R. LOUIS, Texas
1 June: 'The Suez Crisis and the United Nations.' (Discussant: Laura James)


Evidence-based practice

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. Details of the seminars to be held on 3 May and 17 May will be announced later.

Convener: Dr F. Gardner.

DEBORAH CAPALDI, Oregon Social Learning Centre
26 Apr: 'Male and female partner violence and their links to antisocial behaviour: findings from the Oregon Youth Study.'

ANNETTE BOAZ, Queen Mary College, London
10 May: 'A systematic review of mentoring schemes for troubled youngsters.'

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INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING

Research Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursdays int he IAUL Meeting Room, Level 2, Littlegate House. All members of the University who wish to attend may do so. Those wishing to attend are asked to inform Rocio Garavito (telephone: (2)86811, e-mail: rocio.garavito@learning.ox.ac.uk).

The full programme may be found at http://www.learning.ox.ac.uk/ iaul/IAUL/+3+4+1.asp.

PROFESSOR LIN NORTON, Liverpool Hope University College
28 Apr.: 'Assessment criteria: a contentious issue.'

DR ANNE WATSON
5 May: 'Mathematics education research: how exemplification and variation inform playfulness with mathematical concepts.'

DR GERLESE &ARINGKERLIND, Australian National University
12 May: 'How do academics approach their own development as a teacher?'

MS DUNA SABRI
26 May: 'Time, space, and the written word: a discourse analysis of green and white papers.'

PROFESSOR GILL NICHOLLS, King's College, London
16 June: 'Educating the professoriate: mission impossible.'

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OXFORD INSTITUTE OF AGEING

The future of social care policy for older people: the Green Paper and its context

The following seminars will take place at 1 p.m. on Thursdays in Seminar Room G, the Social Sciences Building, Manor Road.

Convener: Professor Bleddyn Davies.

PROFESSOR DAVIES AND DR RAY JONES, Wiltshire County Council
28 Apr.: 'Social care policy and older people: the Green Paper's logic.'

DR JULIEN FORDER, LSE, and JOSE-LUIS FERNANDEZ, LSE
5 May: 'Funding projected need for social care: how the Wanless Review is approaching the issues.'

PROFESSOR R. MEANS, University of the West of England
12 May: 'The Green Paper and the challenge of seamless services across housing, health, and social services.'

PROFESSOR I. PHILIP, Department of Health
19 May: 'The Green Paper, the National Service Framework for Older People, and new models at the interface of health and social care.'

PROFESSOR C. UNGERSON, Kent
26 May: 'The Green Paper and direct payments: British policy from an international perspective.'

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ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM AND HUMANITIES DIVISION

Crossing cultures—crossing time

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Lecture Room, the Khalili Research Centre, 3 St John's Street.

Conveners: Jeremy Johns, Henry Kim, Luke Treadwell, and Susan Walker.

SUSAN WALKER and others
25 Apr.: 'Crossing cultures—crossing time.'

EMILIE SAVAGE-SMITH and others
2 May: 'Crossing cultures: reading, writing, and arithmetic.'

RUTH BARNES and others
9 May: 'Crossing cultures: textiles.'

BERT SMITH and others
16 May: 'Crossing cultures: portraiture.'

JAS ELSNER and others
23 May: 'The Mediterranean in late antiquity: Christianity and Islam in the Mediterranean.'

PROFESSOR DAME JESSICA RAWSON and others
30 May: 'The making of the modern world: East meets West: the Silk Road.'

RUTH BARNES and others
6 June: 'The making of the modern world: East meets West: the spice trade.'

TIM WILSON and others
13 June: 'Crossing cultures: the world of ceramics.'

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CENTRE FOR BRAZILIAN STUDIES

Weekly seminars

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Centre for Brazilian Studies.

DR F. SADDI, São Paulo
3 May: 'Political legitimacy and public policies: lessons from health reform in Brazil and Mexico in the 1980s and 1990s.'

DR N. CAMPOS, Newcastle
10 May: 'Firm creation and firm destruction in Brazil: institutional barriers and implications for sectoral productivity.'

DR M. CEPIK, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul
17 May: 'National security and democracy in Brazil: the institutionalisation path.'

PROFESSOR J. FREITAS, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul
24 May: 'Public–private partnerships in the Brazilian context.'

DR T. KAHN, Ministry of Public Security, São Paulo
31 May: 'The "Lei Seca" for the control of alcohol consumption and the reduction of homicide rates in São Paulo.'


Special seminar series: Brazil since 1985—democracy and development

PROFESSOR ALBERT FISHLOW, Columbia, will give the following seminars at 11.15 a.m. on Tuesdays in the Latin American Centre, 1 Church Walk.

10 May: 'Sarney and the Cruzado Plan: hope unfulfilled.'

17 May: 'Collor: failed beginnings.'

24 May: 'Cardoso and the Real Plan: partial success.'

31 May: 'Lula: old wine in new bottles?'


Brazil abroad: the reception of Brazilian culture in Europe and the United States

This one-day conference will be held on Friday, 3 June. Conveners are Professor Lucia Nagib, University of Leeds, and Professor José Teixeira Coelho Neto, University of São Paulo. The programme and venue will be announced later.

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SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL

PROFESSOR ART BRIEF, Lawrence Martin Chair of Business, A.B. Freeman School of Business, Tulane, and editor of the Academy of Management Review, will give seminars at 12.30 p.m. on the following days in Lecture Theatre 5, the Saïd Business School. All members of the University are welcome to attend.

There will be a lunch and discussion with the speaker before the seminars. For further details contact Eleanor Hudson, Saïd Business School (e-mail: eleanor.hudson@sbs.ox.ac.uk).

Thur. 28 Apr.: 'Theory building and the Academy of Management Review.' (Chairman: Professor Richard Whittington)

Fri. 29 Apr.: 'Communities matter: the case of race relations in organisations.' (Chairman: Dr Alex Nicholls)

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COMPUTING LABORATORY

Strachey Lecture

PROFESSOR P. WADLER, Edinburgh, will deliver a Strachey Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 26 April, in the Lecture Theatre, the Computing Laboratory.

Subject: 'The unreasonable effectiveness of logic.'

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THE EUROPAEUM

PROFESSOR VERA GOWLLAND-DEBBAS, Graduate Institute of International Studies, DAN SHAHAM, Israeli Embassy, PROFESSOR SIR ADAM ROBERTS, and PROFESSOR VAUGHAN LOWE will hold a panel discussion at 4.30 p.m. on Thursday, 28 April, in the Lecture Theatre, the Manor Road Building. The meeting is open to the public.

Subject: 'Israel's security barrier: the advisory opinion of the International Court of Justice.'

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HEBREW AND JEWISH STUDIES UNIT

David Patterson Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 8 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor.

Convener: Dr Joseph Sherman.

DR D. PATTERSON
27 Apr.: 'Against all odds: the renascence of Hebrew literature.'

PROFESSOR L. HOCHMAN, Florida
4 May: 'Reading faces, reading souls: Jews, Judaism, and physiognomy in modern Europe.'

DR S. DEBENDETTI-STOW, Bar Ilan
11 May: 'The problem of free will and divine wisdom as a link between Dante Alighieri and medieval Jewish thought.'

DR D. WEINSTEIN, Wake Forest University
18 May: 'Exile and interpretation: Popper's reconstruction of western political thought.'

DR M. KRUTIKOV
25 May: '1929: an end of modernism in Yiddish literature?'

J. KIRKPATRICK
1 June: 'Jews and pagans in Roman Palestine.'

DR J. ZIMMERMAN, Yeshiva University, USA
8 June: 'The attitude of the Polish Home Army to the Jewish Question during the Holocaust.'

DR D. GROISER
15 June: 'Martin Buber and the myth of Judaism.'

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WELLCOME UNIT FOR THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE

Medicine, surgery, and culture

The following seminars wil be held at 2.15 p.m. on Mondays in the Wellcome Unit, 45 Banbury Road. All members of the University are welcome to attend.

Seminars will not be held on 2 and 30 May.

Convener: Dr Margaret Pelling.

DR I. MORTIMER, University of Exeter
25 Apr.: 'The importance of towns to the seriously ill and dying in seventeenth-century Kent.'

DR M. BROWN, York
9 May: 'From foetic air to filth: the cultural transformation of British epidemiological thought, c.1780–c.1848.'

PROFESSOR A. CROWTHER, Glasgow
16 May: 'Surgery and empire: Lister's students in imperial service.'

DR H. KNIGHT, Queen Mary College, London
23 May: ' "More Copious, and less Unaccurate": Robert Boyle's planned second edition of his cMemoirs for the History of Human Blood\.'

DR D. HAYCOCK, LSE
6 June: 'Pills, balms, and elixirs: making and selling new medicines in later seventeenth-century London.'

DR L. ELDRIDGE, Ottawa
13 June: 'Eye surgery in thirteenth- and fourteenth-century Europe.'

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MAISON FRANÇAISE

Special lectures

Unless otherwise indicated, the following lectures will be given at 5.15 p.m. on the days shown in the Maison Française.

VALÈRE NOVARINA, playwright, author, director
Tue. 10 May: lecture-rencontre, in French. (Chair: Michael Holland)

PIERRE VIDAL-NAQUET, EHESS, Paris
Wed. 18 May: 'L'Atlantide: petite histoire d'un mythe platonicien.' (Chair: Oswyn Murray)

HENRY LAURENS, Collège de France
Fri. 20 May, Dahrendorf Room, St Antony's, 5 p.m.: 'The Christian projection of industrialised Europe in the Ottoman Empire.' (Chair: Walter Armbrust)


Rousseau lectures on inequality

The following lectures, presented in association with the Department of Politics and International Relations and the Europaeum, will be given at 5.15 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Maison Française.

KARMA NABULSI
4 May: 'War and inequality in Rousseau's political thought.'

JEAN-FABIEN SPITZ, Université de Paris I
11 May: ' "Forced to be free" and other republican enigmas. What did Rousseau really mean?'

ALAIN BADIOU, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris
25 May: 'To each man his own Rousseau: Rousseau as analyst of contemporary philosophical arguments.'

ETIENNE BALIBAR, Université de Paris X
1 June: 'Rousseau and equaliberty: transformations of an aporia.'


Scientific debates on political parties applied to the French case

The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursdays in the Department of Politics and International Relations.

Convener: Florence Haegel, CEVIPOF-Sciences Po, Paris.

CAROLE BACHELOT, Université de Paris X–Nanterre
26 April: 'Comparing the French Socialist Party and the British Labour Party leaderships (1994–2002) through the "career" model.'

JULIAN MISCHI
10 May: 'Contemporary changes in working-class politics: the pro-countryside "hunters and fishers" party.'

NICOLAS SAUGER, CEVIPOF-Sciences Po, Paris
17 May: 'Structures and evolution of the party system: the case of French party system change.'

DR HAEGEL
24 May: 'The transformation of the French Right: pluralism and ideological community.'


Early Modern French Seminar

The following seminars will be given at 5.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Maison Française.

Conveners: Richard Cooper, Brasenose College, Nicholas Cronk, Voltaire Foundation, Richard Parish, St Catherine's College, and Alain Viala, Lady Margaret Hall.

DAVID MASKELL
28 Apr.: 'Racine, Judaism and Christianity: the enigmas of Athalie.'

NICOLAS RUSSELL, Smith College
12 May: 'Ronsard, Lethe and the Styx.'

DAVID MCCALLAM, Sheffield
26 May: 'Which danger(s) in Les liaisons dangereuses?'

FLORENCE DE CAIGNY, Université du Mans
9 June: 'La critique de la dramaturgie sénéquienne chez La Mesnardière et chez d'Aubignac.' (In French)


Modern French Seminar

The following seminars will be given at 5.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Maison Française.

Convener: Michael Sheringham, All Souls College.

MARC DAMBRE, Université de Paris III
5 May: 'Ecriture et histoire: les parcours d'Olivier Rolin.'

GÉRARD GASARIAN, Tufts University
19 May: 'André Breton et Dame Poésie: surréalisme et amour courtois.'

MICHEL MURAT, Paris IV–Sorbonne
2 June: 'Le coup de dés de Mallarmé: un recommencement du vers.'

EDWARD HUGHES, Royal Holloway, London
16 June: 'Masters, laws, and servants: a reading of Proust's "Albertine disparue".'


National identity and Euroscepticism: a comparison between France and the United Kingdom

This workshop will be held on Friday, 13 May, in the Maison Française. The workshop fee is £6, to include lunch, tea, and coffee. Bookings should be made with the Maison Française (telephone: Oxford (2)74220, e-mail: maison@herald.ox.ac.uk).

The workshop will begin at 9 a.m., followed by opening remarks, by Dr Mischi, at 9.15 a.m. The workshop is held in association with the European Studies Centre, St Antony's College, and the Department of Politics and International Relations.

Conveners: Sophie Duchesne, CNRS and the Maison Française, and Julian Mischi, INRA and St Antony's College.

Panel 1, 9.30 a.m.: Nation and Europe in French and British public opinion

ATSUKO ICHIJO, Kingston University: 'Talking about "Europe" and "Britain".'

MICHAEL BRUTER, LSE: 'European and sub-European identity—when are multiple identities compatible?'

LYNN JAMIESON, Edinburgh: 'Orientations of young men and women to citizenship and European identity.'

Panel 2, 11.15 a.m.: French and British national identities

DR DUCHESNE and PROFESSOR ANTHONY HEATH: 'Patterns of national identity: a comparison of the French and British ways of imagining the nation.'

ALAIN DIEKHOFF, CNRS/CERI: 'Nation and nationalism in France: between idealism and reality.'

ANTHONY SMITH, LSE: ' "Set in the silver sea": English national identity and European integration.'

Panel 3, 2 p.m.: Eurosceptic political attitudes

ROBERT HARMSEN, Queen's, Belfast: 'A dual exceptionalism?: British and French patterns of Euroscepticism in wider comparative perspective.'

DAVID BAKER, Warwick: ' "E with much less U": or "No more E or U"? British Eurosceptic exceptionalism after enlargement.'

BRUNO CAUTRÈS, IEP de Grenoble, and AGNÈS ALEXANDRE-COLLIER, Université de Franch-Comté: 'Euroscepticism in French political parties.'

Panel 4, 4 p.m.: Elite discourses on Europe and postnationalism

JUSTINE LACROIX, Free University, Brussels: 'Euroscepticism among the intellectuals.'

MURIEL RAMBOUR, IEP de Strasbourg: 'References and uses of postnationalism in French and British debates on Europe.'

KALYPSO NICOLAIDIS: 'Normative conclusions.'


Other meetings

The following conferences and workshops will be held as shown in the Maison Française. Further information may be obtained from the Maison (telephone: Oxford (2)74220, fax: (2)74225, e-mail: maison@herald.ox.ac.uk).

22–24 Apr.: 'Out of the study and into the field: ethnographic theory and practice in French anthropology.' (Conveners: Anne de Sales, CNRS-MFO, and Robert Parkin, University College)

30 Apr., 9.30 a.m.–4 p.m.: 'Le cinéma français.' (With Guy Fillion, teacher and translator. Advance booking necessary: £5, students £2; lunch (optional) £7.50)

6 May, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.: 'Camarades. Il était une fois les communistes français: commentary on extracts from Yves Jeuland's documentary.' (With Françoise Platone, CNRS-CEVIPOF, Paris)

20 May, 2–6 p.m.: 'The stuff of lives: life-writing and the archive.' (Convener: Michael Sheringham, All Souls)

27 May, 2–6 p.m., and 28 May, 9.30 a.m.–1 p.m.: 'Tracing origins of metropolis and capitals: local history, antiquaries, and urban archaeology.' (Conveners: Colin Jones, Warwick, and Stéphane van Damme, CNRS-MFO)

3 and 4 June, 9.30 a.m.–6 p.m.: 'Cultural and minority rights.' (Convener: Luc Foisneau, in association with Applied Global Justice)

8 June, 10.30 a.m.–4 p.m.: 'CESAR images: mise au point et réflexions.' (Conveners: Valérie Worth and Mark Bannister, Oxford Brookes)

9 June, 5.15–7 p.m., and 10 June, 9.30 a.m.–5 p.m.: 'Frontières entre les arts et les genres.' (Conveners: Kate Tunstall, Worcester College, and Alain Viala, Lady Margaret Hall)

14 June, 9.30 a.m.–5 p.m., and 15 June, 9.30 a.m.–1 p.m.: 'European capitals and the globalisation of knowledge (Paris and London: seventeenth and eighteenth centuries).' (Conveners: Stéphane van Damme, CNRS-MFO, François Regourd, Paris X, and Nicholas Dew, McGill)

23 June, 9 a.m.–6.30 p.m., 24 June, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.: 'Le français parlé au XXIe siècle: normes et variations.' (Conveners: Michael Abecassis, Laure Ayosso, and Elodie Vialleton)

29 June–1 July: 'Trajectories of socialism in contemporary Asia: anthropological perspectives.' (Convener: Frank Pieke, Institute for Chinese Studies. Enquiries and registration: frank.pieke@chinese.ox.ac.uk.)

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ESRC CENTRE ON MIGRATION, POLICY, AND SOCIETY, AND THE INSTITUTE OF SOCIAL AND CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY

The anthropology of migration and multiculturalism

The following seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Fridays in the Seminar Room, 64 Banbury Road.

Convener: Professor Steven Vertovec.

RALPH GRILLO, Sussex
29 Apr.: 'Debating cultural differences in multicultural societies.'

NADJE AL-ALI, Exeter University
6 May: 'Gender, identity, and reconstruction: diasporic spaces of Iraqi women.'

AYSE CAGLAR, Central European University
13 May: 'Immigrant incorporation and politics of scale.'

T.H. ERIKSEN, Oslo
20 May: 'Dynamics of openness and closure in contemporary majority/minority situations.'

M.P. SMITH, California, Davis
27 May: 'The Mexican migrant as political subject and transnational citizen.'

LOUIS LAMPHERE, New Mexico
3 June: 'Migration, multiculturalism, and identity: Navajo perspectives.'

J. COLLINS, University of Technology, Sydney
10 June: 'Ethnic precincts as contradictory tourist spaces: the case of Sydney, Australia.'

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INSTITUTO CAMÕES CENTRE FOR PORTUGUESE LANGUAGE

The following lectures will be given as shown at 5 p.m. on Mondays.

Convener: Professor Teresa Pinto Coelho, Director of the Centre.

DR ANGELA DELAFORCE, Victoria and Albert Museum, London
9 May, New Seminar Room, St John's: 'Portugal's silver service: a victory gift to the Duke of Wellington.'

PROFESSOR JORGE RIBEIRO, Oporto
16 May, Room 3, Taylor Institution: 'Portugal, Brazil, and Britain during the Napoleonic Wars.'

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QUEEN ELIZABETH HOUSE

Development Seminar

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in Queen Elizabeth House.

Conveners: Barbara Harriss-White, Frances Stewart, and Rosemary Thorp.

HARRIET FRIEDMANN, Toronto
28 Apr.: 'From colonialism to green capitalism: social movements and the emergence of food regimes.'

ALBERT FISHLOW, Columbia
5 May: 'Will globalisation persist in the twenty-first century?'

KEVIN WATKINS, Oxfam
12 May: 'Issues in human development: scenes from the latest Human Development Report.'

JULIO BOLTVINIK KALINKA and ARACELI DAMIAN GONZALEZ, Colegio de Mexico
19 May: 'Poverty and poverty research in Mexico.'

MEHDI SHAFAEDDIN, UNCTAD
26 May: 'Trade policy reform or trade liberalisation: recent experience of developing countries.'


Contemporary South Asia Workshop: Politics in Bengal

This workshop will be held on Friday, 13 May, 9 a.m.–1.15 p.m., in the Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House.

Conveners: Dr Nandini Gooptu, Professor Barbara Harriss White, and Dr Judith Heyer.

SRILA ROY, Warwick: 'Sexual violence and the politics of memory in Naxalbari.'

MALLARIKA SINHA ROY: 'Speaking silence: narrative of gender in the historiography of the Naxalbari Movement (1967–75).'

RAJARSHI DASGUPTA, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Kolkata: 'Becoming declassed: the language of middle-class Marxism in Bengal.'

DR MOLLICA DASTIDER, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, Teen Murti, New Delhi: 'Events and emotions: the current course of political Islam in Bangladesh.'

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RHODES TRUST

German Rhodes Lecture

PROFESSOR DIETER GRIMM, Permanent Fellow, the Institute of Advanced Study, Berlin, and formerly Judge of the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany, will deliver the German Rhodes Lecture (in English) at 5 p.m. on Friday, 29 April, in Rhodes House.

The lecture is arranged jointly with the Association of German Rhodes Scholars, and is sponsored by the Boston Consulting Group.

Subject: 'Integration by constitution? Expectations and perspectives in the process of European constitutionalisation.'

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OXFORD SCIENCE ENTERPRISE CENTRE

DR MICHAEL MASON, Director, Climate Care; DR JAMES TANSEY, James Martdin Institute for Science and Civilisation; and DR CHRISTIAN JARDINE, Saïd Business School, will speak at a meeting to be held at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 21 April, in the Saïd Business School. Those wishing to attend should register online at www.science-enterprise.ox.ac.uk, under 'Forthcoming Events.'

Subject: 'Environmental technology in a nutshell.'

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ALL SOULS COLLEGE

LEONARD QUART, Professor Emeritus of Cinema Studies, City University of New York, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 27 April, in the Old Library, All Souls College.

Convener: Professor G.A. Cohen.

Subject: 'The state of New York City.'

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BALLIOL COLLEGE

Leonard Stein Lectures

The long shadow of Suez

PROFESSOR W.R. LOUIS, University of Texas at Austin, will deliver the Leonard Stein Lectures at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College. Enquiries should be addressed to Glynis Baleham, Balliol College (e-mail: glynis.baleham@balliol.ox.ac.uk).

19 May: 'From the Suez Crisis and the Egyptian Revolution to the death of Nasser.'

26 May: 'From the Iraqi Revolution to the British withdrawal from the Gulf.'

2 June: 'From the revolution in Aden and the Palestine Question to the 1973 Middle East war.'

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GREEN COLLEGE

Seminars

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 6 p.m. in the E.P. Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green College.

PROFESSOR STEIN RINGEN
Wed. 4 May: 'Can we eradicate poverty?'

PROFESSOR MICHAEL NOBLE
Thur. 12 May: 'South Africa—a democratic definition of poverty.'

PROFESSOR JULIO BOLTVINIK AND PROFESSOR ARACELI DAMIAN, Colegio de Mexico
Thur. 19 May, 5 p.m., Queen Elizabeth House: 'Poverty and poverty research in Mexico.'


Brian Walker Lecture on Environment and Development

PROFESSOR G. CONWAY will deliver the Brian Walker Lecture on Environment and Development at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 28 April, in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

Subject: 'Science, technology, and development.'


Alan Emery Lecture

PROFESSOR D. DONNAI will deliver the Alan Emery Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 9 June, in the E.P. Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green College.

Subject: 'Dysmorphology and development: clues from the clinic.'

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JESUS COLLEGE

Don Fowler Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR M. WYKE, Reading, will deliver the Don Fowler Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 5 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: 'Julius Caesar in western culture: from Lucan to Las Vegas.'

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KEBLE COLLEGE

Eric Symes Abbott Memorial Lecture

THE REVD NICHOLAS HOLTAM, Vicar of St Martin's in the Fields, London, will deliver the Eric Symes Abbott Memorial Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Friday, 13 May, in the chapel, Keble College.

Subject: 'A room with a view—the aspiration of a parish church.'

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LADY MARGARET HALL

PROFESSOR PETER HAWKINS, Professor of Religion and Literature, Boston University, will lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Tuesday, 10 May, in the Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret Hall. The lecture will be followed by an informal reception. Those wishing to attend are asked to inform the Principal's Personal Assistant, Mrs Janet Wardell (e-mail: janet.wardell@lmh.ox.ac.uk, telephone (2)74302).

Subject: 'The art of smiling.'

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MAGDALEN COLLEGE

Waynflete Lectures

CHRISTIANA M. LEONARD, Professor Emeritus of Neuroscience, University of Florida, will deliver the Waynflete Lectures at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Grove Auditorium, Magdalen College.

12 May: 'Neural networks: under the hood of the learning machine.'

19 May: 'Neurodiversity: evolution and development of cortical maps.'

26 May: 'Epigenesis: how genes and experience shape unique individuals.'

2 June: 'Cerebral asymmetry: why a left and a right brain?'

9 June: 'Neuroplasticity: the effects of enrichment, deprivation, and intervention.'

16 June: 'Anomalous development: dyslexia and schizophrenia.'

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NUFFIELD COLLEGE

Nuffield Political Science Seminars

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

Conveners: Professor Geoffrey Evans and Dr Christopher Wlezien.

ADAM BERINSKY, MIT
29 Apr.: 'Assuming the costs of war: events, elites, and the American public.'

MARK HALLERBERG, Emory
6 May: 'Fiscal governance in European Union countries.'

SUSAN HERBST, Temple University
13 May: 'The nature and uses of public opinion: thinking outside our boxes.'

LUIGI MANZETTI, Southern Methodist University
20 May: 'Political manipulations and market reform failures.'

THOMAS BRUNELL, University of Texas, Dallas
27 May: 'Why fewer competitive elections are better in single member district electoral systems.'


Nuffield Sociology Seminars: Social capital and social networks

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Clay Room, Nuffield College.

Conveners: Sandra Gonzalez Bailon and Eline de Rooij, Nuffield College.

BEATE VOLKER, Utrecht
27 Apr.: 'Where friends are met. The influence of meeting- places on the creation and pattern of friendship.'

CORINNA DI GENNARO, Oxford Internet Institute
4 May: 'Social capital and political participation in Britain.'

ANTONIO CHIESI, Milan
11 May: 'Social capital and network analysis.'

JOHN SCOTT, Essex
18 May: 'Social network analysis and the recent contributions of social physics.'

RONALD BURT, Chicago
25 May: 'Social capital: principles and implications.'

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ORIEL COLLEGE

Lee Seng Tee Lecture

THE REVD PROFESSOR ERNEST NICHOLSON will deliver the Lee Seng Tee Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 20 May, in the Senior Library, Oriel College.

Subject: 'Edward Hawkins, the fellows of Oriel, and university reform.'

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PEMBROKE COLLEGE

Blackstone Lecture

THE RT. HON. LORD HOFFMANN will deliver the Blackstone Lecture at 11.30 a.m. on Saturday, 14 May, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

Subject: 'Causation.'

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Asian Studies Centre

Special Lecture

RAIMON PANIKKAR, author, will lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Saturday, 7 May, in the Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College. Enquiries should be directed to asian@sant.ox.ac.uk.

Conveners: Dr Peter Carey and Dr Mark Rebick.

Subject: 'The challenge of intra-religious dialogue in the twenty-first century.'


Seminars

Unless indicated otherwise the following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Dahrendorf Room, Founder's Building, St Antony's College. Enquiries should be directed to asian@sant.ox.ac.uk.

Convener: Dr Mark Rebick.

DR J.M. SALDANHA, Timor Institute of Development Studies
26 Apr.: 'East Timor: postwar reconstruction and economic development.'

ANWAR IBRAHIM, formerly Deputy Prime Minister, Malaysia
3 May, Lecture Theatre: To be announced.

PROFESSOR HYUNG GU LYNN, British Columbia
10 May: 'Mass media in current North Korea–Japan relations.'

AIDAN FOSTER CARTER, Leeds
17 May: 'Inter-Korean relations: sunshine or sunset?'


South Asian History Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Deakin Room, the Founder's Building, St Antony's College. Enquiries should be directed to asian@sant.ox.ac.uk.

Convener: Dr D.A. Washbrook.

MICHAEL COLLINS, St John's, and MEETO MALIK, Balliol
26 May: PRS presentations.

SUMITA MUKHERJEE, Keble, and MUNISH DAYAL, St Anne's
3 May: PRS presentations.

PROFESSOR SHELLEY WALIA, Punjab University
17 May: To be announced.


European Studies Centre

Germany: the politics and policies of reform

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Seminar Room, the European Studies Centre.

Conveners: Andreas Busch, Hertford College, and Katrin Auel, Mansfield College.

ARTHUR BENZ, Hagen
29 Apr.: 'Has the reform of federalism failed? An inside view of the Reform Commission's negotiations.'

MANFRED G. SCHMIDT, Heidelberg
6 May: 'What is special about Germany? The political system in international comparison.'

THOMAS POGUNTKE, Keele
13 May: 'The influence of party competition on the reform process.'

MARTIN SEELEIB-KAISER
20 May: 'Reforming the welfare state or abolishing it? The labour market, pensions, and social policy.'

SIMON GREEN, Birmingham
27 May: 'Between inadequacy and non-occurrence: the reform of immigration and citizenship.'

WOLFGANG MERKEL, Humbold University, Berlin, and WZB
3 June: 'A lack of reform capacity? The Red–Green Government in European perspective.'


Russian and Eurasian Studies Centre

Special Lecture

PETER AVEN, President, Alfa Bank, Moscow, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 29 April, in the Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Subject: 'Economic policy under Putin: which way forward?'

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ST EDMUND HALL

A.B. Emden Lecture

PROFESSOR G. HOSKING, Leverhulme Research Professor of Russian History at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, London, will deliver the A.B. Emden Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 13 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: 'Trust and distrust in European societies: a historian's approach.'

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ST JOHN'S COLLEGE

Founder's Lecture

PROFESSOR PETER BURKE, Professor Emeritus of Cultural History, Cambridge, will deliver the inaugural Founder's Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 3 May, in the Auditorium, St John's College. Those wishing to attend are asked to contact alumni.office@sjc.ox.ac.uk.

The lecture is one of a series of events marking the college's 450th anniversary.

Subject: 'Tradition, memory, and institutions.'


Moments in the history of St John's

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the New Seminar Room, St John's College. Those wishing to attend are asked to contact alumni.office@sjc.ox.ac.uk.

DR MALCOLM VALE
27 Apr.: 'Sir Thomas White.'

DR MICHAEL RIORDAN
4 May: 'From Campion to Laud.'

ROEY SWEET, Leicester
11 May: 'Richard Rawlinson.'

TANIS HINCHCLIFFE, Westminster
18 May: 'The development of North Oxford.'


Writing the history of St John's

This meeting will be held on Saturday, 23 April, 12 noon–6 p.m., in St Giles' House. Two papers will be given in the 2.30–3.30 p.m. session. Those wishing to attend are asked to contact alumni.office@sjc.ox.ac.uk.

WILLIAM WHYTE
12 noon–1 p.m.: 'Invented traditions, imagined communities: writing the history of St John's.'

ANDREW HEGARTY
2.30–3.30 p.m.: 'Entwined histories: St John's and other institutions.'

MICHAEL RIORDAN
2.30–3.30 p.m.: 'The major benefactors: from the archives.'

MALCOLM VALE (Chairman)
3.30–4.30 p.m.: Panel discussion.

GEOFFREY TYACK
5–6 p.m.: 'Modern architecture in an Oxford college: new buildings at St John's since 1945.'


Lecture by Artist-in-Residence

WENDY RAMSHAW, Artist-in-Residence, will give a talk at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 26 April, in the Auditorium, St John's. The talk is concerned with work made and designed in Ms Ramshaw's studio over the past thirty-five years.

Subject: 'Rings, brooches, gates, and mobiles.'

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TRINITY COLLEGE

Margaret Howard Lecture

DAVID PANNICK, QC, will deliver the Margaret Howard Lecture at 5.45 p.m. on Thursday, 19 May, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

Subject: 'Censorship.'

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UNIVERSITY COLLEGE

H.L.A. Hart Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR O. FISS, Sterling Professor of Law, Yale University, will deliver the H.L.A. Hart Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 10 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject : 'The war against terrorism and the rule of law.'

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REGENT'S PARK COLLEGE

Keston Seminars on Religion, State, and Society

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

BARBARA POTRATA
5 May: 'Politics and contemporary spiritualities: a Slovenian case.'

SARAH BOWERS
26 May: 'Visualising transcendence: a case study of the spirituality of young people in Kyiv, Ukraine.'

KOSTAKE MILKOV
16 June: 'Orthodoxy and Protestantism in dialogue in post- Communist Macedonia.'


Centre for Christianity and Culture

The Empire strikes back: living with the legacy of the nineteenth century

The following public lectures will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in Regent's Park College.

PROFESSOR R. GILL, Kent
26 Apr.: 'The legacy of Victorian Christianity.'

PROFESSOR W. JAMES
3 May: 'The legacy of anthropology: the qualities of time.'

THE RT. REVD GEOFFREY ROWELL, Bishop of Gibraltar in Europe
10 May: 'The Victorian legacy on death and dying.'

PROFESSOR T. GORRINGE, University of Exeter
17 May: 'The legacy of Matthew Arnold: anarchy and culture.'

PROFESSOR R.J.C. YOUNG
24 May: 'The legacy of empire.'

PROFESSOR M. HUMPHREYS, Oxford Brookes
31 May: 'The legacy of Darwin: evolutionary psychology, consciousness research, artificial intelligence, and Christian believing.'

PROFESSOR J.H.Y. BRIGGS
7 June: 'The legacy of nonconformity: culture and conscience.'

PROFESSOR A. LOADES, Durham
14 June: 'Josephine Butler: Victorians using women.'

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FOUNDATION FOR LAW, JUSTICE, AND SOCIETY

PROFESSOR DOUGLASS NORTH, Washington University in St Louis, USA, and Nobel Laureate in Economics 1993, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 11 May, in the Examination Schools. The lecture is given in association with the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies and Washington University in St Louis.

Subject: 'New approaches to political economy.'

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FRIENDS OF THE BODLEIAN

The following thirty-minute lectures will be given at 1 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Cecil Jackson Room, the Sheldonian Theatre.

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 Ms Katia Pisvin, Friends' Administrator, Bodleian Library, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BG (telephone: Oxford (2)77234, e-mail: fob@bodley.ox.ac.uk).

Members attending the lecture on 8 June are invited to view the exhibition 'Ta-ra-ra-boom- de-ay: the British Music Hall Song 1850–1920' in the Library's Exhibition Room (Scholar Naturalis Philosophiae, Old Schools Quadrangle) either before or after the lecture. Between 2.30 and 3.30 p.m. the curators of the exhibition will be in attendance at the exhibition.

PAUL W. NASH
4 May: 'The Samson Press and its archive in the Bodleian Library.'

MAX TYLER
8 June: 'Music-hall music.'

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OXFORD ITALIAN ASSOCIATION

Lectures

The following lectures will be held as shown. Enquiries should be directed to the Hon. Secretary (telephone: Oxford 377479, e-mail: pmilner@clara.net).

PROFESSOR JOHN WOODHOUSE
Wed. 11 May, 7.30 for 8 p.m., Pauling Centre, 58 Banbury Road: 'A very unstately home: the Vittoriale of D'Annunzio on Lake Garda.'
(Admission £1 members, £3 non-members; students under 30 free)

TIMOTHY WILSON
Tue. 17 May, 8.15 p.m., Mary Ogilvie Theatre, St Anne's College: 'The Battle of Pavia: the painting in the Ashmolean and its recent restoration.'
(By invitation from the Oxford Historical Association)

PROFESSOR FRANCESCO PAOLO FIORE, Professor of Architectural History, University of Rome
Fri. 27 May, 5 p.m., Auditorium, Magdalen College: 'Leon Battista Alberti (1404–74) as architect in Renaissance Italy.'
(Dorothy Rowe Memorial Lecture; admission free and open to the public)


Seminario in italiano

GABRIELLA PALLI will lead a seminar at 7.30 for 8 p.m. on Thursday, 26 May, in the Pauling Centre, 58 Banbury Road. Admission is free.

Subject: 'Echi di poesia e narrative inglese nell'opera di Attilio Bertolucci.'


Other events

A conversazione and social evening will be held on Wednesday, 8 June, and a dinner will be held on Friday, 24 June. For further information, contact the Hon. Secretary (details above).

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FRIENDS OF THE PITT RIVERS MUSEM

Beatrice Blackwood Lecture

SIMON MCBURNEY, co-founder and Artistic Director of the theatre company Complicité, will deliver the Beatrice Blackwood Lecture at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, 4 May, in the Nelson Mandela Lecture Theatre, the Saïd Business School. The lecture is open to the public.

Subject: 'The space beyond my hand.'

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OXFORD ASIAN TEXTILE GROUP

RENS HERINGA will lecture at 5.45 p.m. on Wednesday, 27 April, in the Pauling Centre, 58 Banbury Road. Admission for visitors costs £2.

Subject: 'Batik from East Java: turban textiles—reflections of time and space.'

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