Diary

Contents of this section:

Academic Staff Development Seminars: places should be booked in advance through the Staff Development Office, University Offices, Wellington Square (telephone: (2)70086).

For the full list of courses, see the Staff Development ProgrammeWeb site.

Return to Contents Page of this issue


Friday 19 February

DR L. SCIAMA: `Environment, tradition, and identity in Venetian crafts' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminar: `Artisans, crafts, and local identities'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Chinese silks' (special exhibition), 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.)

C. PINNEY: `Corpothetics in central India: the somatic solidarities of Hindu chronolithographs' (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology seminars), Lecture Theatre, ISCA, 4.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR T.C. SMOUT: `The fragile hill' (Ford's Lectures in British History: `Use and delight: environmental history in Northern England since 1600'), Schools, 5 p.m.

Return to List of Contents of this section


Sunday 21 February

THE RT. REVD AND RT. HON. LORD HABGOOD preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m. (First Bampton Lecture: `Varieties of unbelief—belief and unbelief').

Return to List of Contents of this section


Monday 22 February

DR L. RIVAL: `Sexual identity, making love, and having babies in cross-cultural perspective: case studies from Amazonia, the Caribbean, and Euro-America' (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology Seminars: `Youth, fertility, and reproductive health'), Seminar Room, ISCA, 11 a.m.

P. WALLIS: `Plague, practice, and polemic in later seventeenth- century London' (lecture series: `Medicine and culture before 1750'), Wellcome Unit, 47 Banbury Road, 2.15 p.m.

AIR CHIEF MARSHAL SIR RICHARD JOHNS: `Air power' (special lecture for the Delegacy of Military Instruction), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR S. ROAF: `Climate change and building designs' (Environmental Change Unit seminar), Main Lecture Theatre, School of Geography, 5 p.m.

THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET perform works by Haydn, John Cooney, and Beethoven, Holywell Music Room, 8 p.m. (tickets £8 (£6/£4) from the Playhouse Box Office, Beaumont Street, or at the door).

Return to List of Contents of this section


Tuesday 23 February

THE MEETING of Congregation, due to take place today, is cancelled.

ACADEMIC STAFF Development Seminars: `Management of change', 9 a.m.; `Recruitment and selection' (day 1), 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `The Etruscans', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.)

PROFESSOR DR G. THEISSEN: `The origin of the primitive Christian sacraments from symbolic actions' (Speaker's Lectures: `Theory of Primitive Christian Religion (II)—the ritual sign language of primitive Christian religion'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR S. AMIN: `Economic globalism and political universalism- –converging or diverging?' (Wolfson College Lectures: `Globalisation and insecurity'), the Hall, Wolfson, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

DR S. HAMILTON: `To be or not to be? That is not the question: the issue and nature of identity in early Buddhism' (Interdisciplinary seminars in the study of religions), Blue Boar Seminar Room, Christ Church, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR D. ELSTEIN: `The political structure of British broadcasting 1949–99: Beveridge' (lecture series), Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

J. MARQUAND: `Developing competence in Russian environmental management' (Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society seminars), Council Room, Main Building, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR G.-H. SOUTOU: `Franco-German relations from Pompidou to Mitterand' (seminar series: `Bilateral relations in west Europe'), European Studies Centre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR DIANA RIGG and Mr J. Kent: `An actor and a director' (Cameron Mackintosh Lecture), Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's, 8.30 p.m.

MARK FISHER, MP, THE RT. HON. SIR JEREMY HANLEY, and PROFESSOR ARCHIE BROWN: `Exporting liberal democracy' (seminar series: `Foreign policy dilemmas: Britain and the world'), Lecture Theatre, New Building, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

Return to List of Contents of this section


Wednesday 24 February

ACADEMIC STAFF Development Seminar: `Recruitment and selection' (day 2), 9 a.m. (see information above).

PROFESSOR DR G. THEISSEN: `The sacrificial interpretation of the death of Jesus and the end of sacrifice' (Speaker's Lectures: `Theory of Primitive Christian Religion (II)—the ritual sign language of primitive Christian religion'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. LITTLEWOOD: `Healing and restitution as mutual transformation' (Wilde Lectures in Natural and Comparative Religion: `Religion, restitution, and agency: lectures in medicine and religious thought'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. CONNORS: `Wisdom builds herself a house' (Slade Lectures: `Borromini and Baroque Rome'), Lecture Hall, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

MS E. WILLIAMS: `Forced migration and nomads: a changing image of a shifting culture' (Refugee Studies Programme: Seminars on Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR D. GREETHAM: `Text in bondage' (lectures on `Theories of text'), Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's, 5 p.m.

THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET perform works by Mozart, Tippett, and Schubert, Holywell Music Room, 8 p.m. (tickets £8 (£6/£4) from the Playhouse Box Office, Beaumont Street, or at the door).

Return to List of Contents of this section


Thursday 25 February

DR J. EADE and Dr T. Allen: `Ethnicity in nature or the nature of ethnicity' (Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women seminars: `Researching gender, conflict, and violence'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR A. LANE and Dr E. Kahveci: `Working in a global labour market: seafarers' customs and practices among mixed nationality crews' (ESRC Research Programme: `Transnational communities'), Senior Common Room, School of Geography, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR DR G. THEISSEN: `Primitive Christian religion develops an autonomous sign world' (Speaker's Lectures: `Theory of Primitive Christian Religion (II)—the autonomy of primitive Christian religion'), Schools, 5 p.m.

J.L. NELSON: `Political thinking in the early Middle Ages: end- times' (Carlyle Lectures), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR D. ELSTEIN: `The political structure of British broadcasting 1949–99: Pilkington' (lecture series), Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

K. NABULSI: `The ley-lines of late eighteenth-century republican war: Pasquale Paoli and Thaddeus Kosciuszko in France' (seminar in modern French history and politics), Maison Française, 5 p.m.

H. DENHAM: `Advent of a "subersive science"? Ecology as a concept, practice, and proto-discipline, 1890–1914' (Modern History FacultyMaison Française seminar series: `Science and the new century: Britain, France, and Germany . 1900'), History of Science Seminar Room, Modern History Faculty, 5 p.m.

J. CERQUIGLINI-TOULET: `L'écriture testamentaire à la fin du Moyen Age: identité, dispersion, trace' (Zaharoff Lecture), Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

DR R. SMITH: `Plagues and populations' (Linacre Lectures: `The peopling of Britain—the shaping of a human landscape'), Lecture Theatre A, the ZoologyPsychology Building, 5.15 p.m.

Return to List of Contents of this section


Friday 26 February

DR D. MACLEOD: ` "The sea is everything": fishermen of the Canary Islands in their sociocultural context' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminar: `Artisans, crafts, and local identities'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET perform works by Haydn and Mendelssohn, the chapel, Exeter, 1 p.m. (tickets £5 (£2.50) from the Playhouse Box Office, Beaumont Street, or at the door).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Chinese tomb figures', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.)

P. HARVEY: `Why "smart objects" need narratives: the transformation of objects in new museum databases' (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology seminars), Lecture Theatre, ISCA, 4.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR T.C. SMOUT: `The quarrel over the countryside' (Ford's Lectures in British History: `Use and delight: environmental history in Northern England since 1600'), Schools, 5 p.m.

Return to List of Contents of this section


Sunday 28 February

THE RT. REVD AND RT. HON. LORD HABGOOD preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m. (Second Bampton Lecture: `Varieties of unbelief—a matter of proportion').

Return to List of Contents of this section


Monday 1 March

BODLEIAN LIBRARY exhibition opens: `University College—the first 750 years' (until 29 May).

M. UNKOVSKAYA: `Seventeenth-century Russian élite women and foreign doctors: the myth of the unseen body' (lecture series: `Medicine and culture before 1750'), Wellcome Unit, 47 Banbury Road, 2.15 p.m.

LITERAE HUMANIORES Faculty Board election, 25 March (one ordinary member): nominations by two electors to be received at the University Offices by 4 p.m.

PROFESSOR DR G. THEISSEN: `The Gospel of John: the autonomy of the Christian sign world is brought to consciousness' (Speaker's Lectures: `Theory of Primitive Christian Religion (II)—the autonomy of primitive Christian religion'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR DR A.I.C. HERON: `Alarms, negations, and surprises' (Hensley Henson Lectures: `The unorthodox Karl Barth'), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR C. MACKENZIE: `Policies and strategies in ethical investment' (Environmental Change Unit seminar), Main Lecture Theatre, School of Geography, 5 p.m.

IMOGEN COOPER, Rafael Oleg, and Sonia Vida-Atherton perform piano trios, the Auditorium, St John's, 8.30 p.m. (admission by programme, from porters' lodge; reserved for college members until ten days before the concert).

Return to List of Contents of this section


Tuesday 2 March

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM exhibition opens: `Recent acquisitions—British drawings and watercolours of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries' (until 30 May).

BRENDA NEECE: `Early eighteenth-century strings: viols and violoncellos' (lecture-demonstration), Ashmolean, 1.15 p.m. (tickets £1.50 by reservation: tel. (2)76133).

DR W. SACHS: `The environmental impact of globalisation' (Wolfson College Lectures: `Globalisation and insecurity'), the Hall, Wolfson, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

PROFESSOR DR G. THEISSEN: `Primitive Christianity' (Speaker's Lectures: `Theory of Primitive Christian Religion (II)—the autonomy of primitive Christian religion'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. SCRUTON: `Democratic destruction' (Herbert Spencer Lectures: `Democracy in practice and in theory'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR D. ELSTEIN: `The political structure of British broadcasting 1949–99: Annan' (lecture series), Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

D. LEWIS: `Setting environmental standards' (Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society seminars), Council Room, Main Building, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

DR A. GLEES: `Britain and Germany: the cold war and beyond' (seminar series: `Bilateral relations in west Europe'), European Studies Centre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

THE RT. HON. GERALD KAUFMAN, MP, SIR PATRICK CORMACK, MP, and JOHN LLOYD: `Imaging Britain: media, culture, and foreign policy' (seminar series: `Foreign policy dilemmas: Britain and the world'), Lecture Theatre, New Building, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

Return to List of Contents of this section