Diary

Contents of this section:

Institute for the Advancement of University Learning Seminars: places should be booked in advance through the IAUL (telephone: (2)86808, e-mail: services@learning.ox.ac.uk, Internet: http://www.learning.ox.ac.uk).

Return to Contents Page of this issue


Friday 11 October

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Venetian painting', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., or e-mail: education.service@ashmus.ox.ac.uk.)

Return to List of Contents of this section


Saturday 12 October

MAISON FRANÇAISE conference: `Formes et stratégies du discours rapporté: approches linguistiques et littéraires des genres de discours', Maison Française, 9 a.m–6 p.m.

THE OXFORD PRO MUSICA SINGERS (conductor Michael Smedley): choral concert, including works by Schutz and Schnittke, University Church, 8 p.m. (tickets £8/£5).

Return to List of Contents of this section


Sunday 13 October

MICHAELMAS FULL TERM begins.

THE REVD CANON JUNE OSBORNE preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

Return to List of Contents of this section


Monday 14 October

CODRINGTON LIBRARY, All Souls College, reopens (term opening hours: 9.30 a.m.–6.30 p.m., Monday–Friday).

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Pre- retirement programme', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

S. LANG: `Drop the daemon dai: maternal mortality and the state in Victorian India' (seminar series: `Metropolis, periphery, and nation: medicine and colonialism'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR C. GUILLÉN: `Exile shared: Luis Cernuda and Jorge Guillén' (Taylor Special Lecture: Luis Cernuda Centenary), Room 2, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

Y. GUILCHER: `La danse traditionelle, entre permanence et mutation' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

Return to List of Contents of this section


Tuesday 15 October

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Dealing with harassment' (day 1), 10 a.m., and `Writing at work' (week 1), 3.30 p.m. (see information above).

THE REVD SIMON OLIVER preaches the Court Sermon, Cathedral, 10.15 a.m. (congregation to be seated by 10.10 a.m.).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Modern Chinese paintings from the Sullivan Collection, Part 2', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., or e-mail: education.service@ashmus.ox.ac.uk.)

DR NIKE WAGNER (Weidenfeld Visiting Professor in European Comparative Literature): `Historism in Vienna' (lecture series: `Love and death: Vienna, Wagner, and fin de siècle culture'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR C. GUILLÉN: `Literatura y conjetura: Borges' (public lecture), Room 3, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

DR S. STEWART-BROWN: `Parenting and its impact on physical health' (Department of Social Policy and Social Work seminars: `Relationships and child wellbeing'), Violet Butler Seminar Room, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR KEITH HAWTON: `By their own hand: the problem of youth suicide' (Monica Fooks Memorial Lecture), Witts Lecture Theatre, Radcliffe Infirmary, 5 p.m.

LORD BINGHAM OF CORNHILL (High Steward of the University): `Personal freedom and the dilemma of democracies' (Romanes Lecture), Sheldonian, 5.45 p.m.

Return to List of Contents of this section


Wednesday 16 October

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM introductory gallery talk: `Greek pots', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., or e-mail: education.service@ashmus.ox.ac.uk.)

PROFESSOR S. CASTLES: `The new global politics and the emerging forced migration regime' (Seminars on Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR GERALD O'COLLINS, SJ: `Are background theories decisive?' (D'Arcy Memorial Lectures: `The Resurrection of Jesus'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR I. PELEG: `Israel between democratic universalism and particularistic Judaism' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 8 p.m.

Return to List of Contents of this section


Thursday 17 October

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Minutes and agendas—an introductory programme', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

LORD (ROBERT) MAY: `Sentiment and science in conservation planning' (seminar series: `What is the future of science-based conservation?'), School of Geography and the Environment, 1 p.m.

DR J. LA FONTAINE: `Talking to children: some interviews with children believed to have been satanically abused' (International Gender Studies Centre seminars: `The girl child living in difficult circumstances: a cross-cultural perspective'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

CHRIST CHURCH PICTURE GALLERY guided tour: `Baroque paintings', 2.15 p.m. (booking not required).

THE HON. HUGO CHAVEZ FRIAS (President of Venezuela): `Globalisation and poverty' (International Human Rights Seminar), Schools, 3.30 p.m. (audience to be seated by 3.15 p.m.) (admission by tickets, available to members of the University from ihrs@herald.ox.ac.uk).

DR NIKE WAGNER (Weidenfeld Visiting Professor in European Comparative Literature): `The political dreams of Theodor Herzl' (lecture series: `Love and death: Vienna, Wagner, and fin de siècle culture'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR GERALD HAMMOND: `Tyndale's other Hebrew translations' (Tyndale Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

J. MANDER: `Gender, genre, ethnicity in the eighteenth century' (Early Modern French Seminar), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

SIR JOHN KREBS: `Food safety: science and policy' (Radcliffe Lecture), Witts Lecture Theatre, Radcliffe Infirmary, 6 p.m.

Return to List of Contents of this section


Friday 18 October

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Costume in art', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., or e-mail: education.service@ashmus.ox.ac.uk.)

DR P. WALTERS: `Russia and its former East European states, and their relationship with religious identities' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminars: `The nation-state and religious identities'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

DR J.T. BRUER: `Neuroscience, cognitive science, and the rational basis of education' (Herbert Spencer Lectures: `The future of education'), Schools, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

DR M. CORRIE: `Free will and the vocabulary of fortune in Malory's Le Morte D'Arthur' (OED Forum), Rewley House, 5 p.m.

O. TODD: `André Malraux, l'homme derrière l'oeuvre' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

Return to List of Contents of this section


Saturday 19 October

COLIN CARR (cello) and THOMAS SAUER (piano) perform chamber works by Beethoven, Britten, and Brahms, Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's, 8.30 p.m. (admission by free programme, available from the Porters' Lodge; reserved for college members until about ten days before the event).

Return to List of Contents of this section


Sunday 20 October

THE REVD PROFESSOR JOHN BARTON preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

Return to List of Contents of this section


Monday 21 October

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Pre- retirement programme', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

N.S. MANTE: `Robert Boyle and the early modern racial body' (seminar series: `Metropolis, periphery, and nation: medicine and colonialism'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 2.15 p.m.

CHRISTOPHER MITCHELL: `Overseas interests' (Joseph Beuys Lectures), Auditorium, Magdalen, 3 p.m.

PROFESSOR ELIZABETH THOMPSON: `Chromosome ancestry and genetic mapping in the era of genome data' (lecture), Lecture Theatre A, Zoology/Psychology Building, 5 p.m.

P. RILEY: `Rousseau on "transformative", "denaturing" civic education' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

Return to List of Contents of this section


Tuesday 22 October

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Hals and Manet: travelling companions' (special exhibition), 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., or e-mail: education.service@ashmus.ox.ac.uk.)

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Writing at work' (week 2), 3.30 p.m. (see information above).

DR NIKE WAGNER (Weidenfeld Visiting Professor in European Comparative Literature): `The modernity of Richard Strauss' (lecture series: `Love and death: Vienna, Wagner, and fin de siècle culture'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR B. LATOUR: `Four new uncertainties in the social sciences' (Clarendon Lectures in Management Studies: `Information and organisation'), Saïd Business School, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

PROFESSOR D. MARTIN: `Protestantism and politics in the developing world' (Seminars in the study of religions), Lecture Room 2, Christ Church, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR K. SYLVA: `Helping parents improve their child's adjustment to primary school: results from a randomised control trial in an urban authority' (Department of Social Policy and Social Work seminars: `Relationships and child wellbeing'), Violet Butler Seminar Room, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, 5 p.m.

Return to List of Contents of this section