April 7, 1995


A colloquium, "Max Weber - Culture - Politics", has been organised jointly by the German Historical Institute, University of London and London Guildhall University to take place on May 1 and 2. Speakers include: Karl-Ludwig Ay (Munich) - Weber and the Versailles Treaty; Martin Albrow (Roehampton) - Weber and nation state; Christopher Braun (Freiburg iB) - Weber and the sociology of music; David Chalcraft (Oxford Brookes) - Weber, love and death; Werner Gephardt (Bonn) on Weber, Simmel and aesthetics; Martin Green (Tufts) on Weber and Ascona; Eva Karadi (Budapest) - Weber and Emil Lask; Karl Levy (Goldsmiths) - Weber and anarchism, David Owen (Central Lancashire) - Weber and Rorty; Guenther Roth (Columbia) - Weber's cosmopolitan origins; Christopher Stanley (Kent) - Weber, Otto Gross and Bataille; Charles Turner (Warwick) - Weber and Dostoevsky; Johannes Weiss (Kassel) - Weber and Heidegger; Sam Whimster - Weber, Frieda Gross and Fanny Reventlow. Details: Sam Whimster, Department of Sociology, London Guildhall University, Old Castle Street, E1 7NT. Tel 0171 320 1044/fax 0161 320 1034.


The work of two South American artists, Arturo Duclos and Jorge Macchi, from Chile and Argentina respectively, will be exhibited in the John Hansard Gallery until May 13, 1995. Both artists have lived through turbulent and distressing times in their own countries, which has had a profound effect on their work. The gallery is open Tuesdays-Saturday, 10.30am-5.30pm. Details: Ros Carter, Exhibitions Assistant, John Hansard Gallery, The University, Southampton, S017 1BJ. Tel 01703 592158/fax 01703 593939.


On April 22 and 23, at the University of Bradford, a conference hosted by students will consider questions on the crisis in higher education. Speakers include: David Beetham, Alan Carling, Michael Cohen and Colwyn Williamson, Roger Fellows, Paul Rogers, Colin Webster and Mike Peters, Tom Steele. The organisers are looking for people from non-mainstream backgrounds or outside traditional academia who can give different perspectives and critiques. Details: Kathy Symonds, 68 Sowerby Green, Sowerby, HX6 1JH. Tel 01422 839 190.


April 18-22: Paul Baum, Pennsylvania State University, gives ten lectures on Trees, Buildings, Symmetric Spaces and K-Theory for Group C*-Algebras, at Dalton- Ellis Hall, Manchester University (details: Professor R.J. Plymen, mathematics department, University of Manchester, M13 9PL, email: roger@; April 25: Spitalfields Day, Exponential Asymptotics at the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Seminar Room 1, 20 Clarkson Rd, Cambridge (details: Tracey Hibbitt, tel 01223 335999, email: t.hibbitt@; May 12-13 : 100 Years of Analysis at the Mathematical Institute Oxford (details: Dr Peter Neumann, Queen's College, OX1 4AW or email:

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