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Oxford University Gazette, 3 February 2005: Diary

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).


Friday 4 February

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Recruitment and selection—refresher course', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Gerald Reitlinger—collector of eastern ceramics', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: ?2. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., or e- mail: education.service@ashmus.ox.ac.uk.)

PROFESSOR P. COLLIER: `Will more money help Africa?' (Global Economic Governance Programme: `Making globalisation work for developing countries'), Goodhart Seminar Room, University College, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR M. ELLIOTT: `Persecution and religious identity' (Ford's Lectures in British History: `Religion and identity in modern Irish history'), Schools, 5 p.m.

H. BRADY: `Not a sure thing: the rise of Estonia's independence movement and the break-up of the Soviet Union' (Political Science Seminar Series), Clay Room, Nuffield, 5 p.m.

CONCERT of German cabaret songs, celebrating 100 years of German at Oxford, Holywell Music Room, 8 p.m. (admission free but space limited: for free reservation of seats e-mail to carolin.duttlinger@wadham.ox.ac.uk).

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Saturday 5 February

OXFORD PHILOMUSICA Conducting Masterclass with Alan Hazeldine (closed event: for university members only), 10 a.m., Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music.

MEMBERS OF THE EGLESFIELD MUSICAL SOCIETY perform music for violin and piano by Bach, Beethoven, and Schubert, the chapel, Queen's, 1.15 p.m. (admission free; retiring collection).

MUSEUM OF THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE: block printing workshop, 2–4 p.m. (admission free).

ORGAN RECITAL, the chapel, Magdalen, 5.25 (admission free).

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Sunday 6 February

DR STEVEN GUNN preaches the Sermon on the Grace of Humility, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 7 February

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `The history of the University', 2 p.m. (see information above).

J. MCCALMAN: `War service and the life course: working-class Australians, 1885--1985' (seminar series: `War and medicine since the eighteenth century', Wellcome Unit (47 Banbury Road), 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR A.J. LEGGETT: `Quantum liquids: Bose–Einstein condensation' (first of three Oliver Smithies Lectures), Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, 4.15 p.m.

ENSEMBLE ISIS: Composers' Workshop for wind quintet and string quartet (free of charge and open to the public), 4.15 p.m., Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music.

PROFESSOR D. HENDRY: `Quantification in the social sciences: an economist's perspective' (inaugural lecture series in the Programme of Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences: `Tools for the social sciences in the twenty-first century'), Lecture Theatre, Manor Road Building, 4.30 p.m.

SIR NEIL MCINTOSH: `How to make the referendum on the EU fair' (seminar series: `Are Labour's constitutional changes working?'), Summer Common Room, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

SIR GLANMOR WILLIAMS: `Oxford, London, Ewenni, and Rome: a Tudor Welshman's Odyssey' (lecture series: `Wales, Oxford, and beyond'), Schools, 5 p.m.

S. CLIFFE: `Development under a transitional administration: UNTAET in East Timor' (lecture series: `State-building: governance and development under international administrations'), Lecture Room G, Department of Politics and International Relations, Manor Road, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR U. LUZ: `The use of Art in the interpretation of the Passion. Narrative in Matthew as a hermeneutical challenge' (seminar series: `The Bible in Art, Music and Literature', Danson Room, Trinity, 5 p.m.

DR S. FEUCHTWANG: `Contrasting history, commemoration and recalling: China's Great Leap Famine, Germany's Third Reich, and Taiwan's White Terror' (Contemporary China Seminar), Seminar Room C, Social Sciences Building, 5 p.m.

DR A. KALACHE: `Rich and old; old and poor: contrasting worlds' (Green College Lectures: `Longevity and livelihood'), Witts Lecture Theatre, Radcliffe Infirmary, 6 p.m.

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Tuesday 8 February

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Introductory Certificate in First-line Management', 9.30 a.m., and `Small Group Teaching' (for humanities and social sciences—third meeting), 12.15 p.m.

SENATOR GARY HART: `The changing nature of conflict in the revolutionary world of the early twenty-first century' (discussion series: `The changing character of war'), Seminar Room A, Manor Road Building, 1 p.m.

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

BARONESS (CAROLINE) COX: `Vocation in the caring professions: focus on forgotten people in forgotten lands' (Centre for Christianity and Culture lectures: `Christian vocation and public life in the twenty-first century'), Regent's Park, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR C. WALLACE: `Gender and European Union enlargement' (seminar series: `Current issues in social policy: exploring dimensions of space and time'), Violet Butler Seminar Room, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, 5 p.m.

DR K. TRIPLETT: `Body, ash and spirit: memorial images of the founders of Japanese new religions' (Interdisciplinary Seminars in the Study of Religion: `The material and aesthetic dimension of religions'), Schools, 5 p.m.

EDWARD GARNIER, QC, MP, PROFESSOR A. SHLAIM, and DR K. NABULSI: `Israel and the Palestinian question' (seminar series: `Conflict resolution'), Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

GRADUATE STUDENTS' Colloquia: `1959: The Greatest Year in Jazz', Jeremy Yudkin (free of charge and open to the public), 5.15 p.m., Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music.

SIR JOHN ELIOT GARDINER (Hambro Visiting Professor of Opera): `The operas J.S. Bach never wrote?' (lecture, free of charge and open to the public), 5.30 p.m., Jaqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's College.

PROFESSOR J. MITCHELL: `The sibling as other' (Wolfson College Lectures: `Speaking of others'), Wolfson, 6 p.m. (open to the public).

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Wednesday 9 February

ORGAN RECITAL, the chapel, Queen's, 1.10 p.m. (admission free; retiring collection).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk in series `The Curator and the Collection' (Colin Harrison, Curator of Nineteenth-century Western Art): `Introduction to the exhibition "The poetry of truth—Alfred William Hunt and the the art of landscape" ', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: ?2. 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 seminars: `Small Group Teaching' (for Sciences and Medical Sciences—third meeting), 12.15 p.m., and `Assertiveness' (day 1), 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR A.J. LEGGETT: `The very degenerate alkali gases: what can we do with them?' (second of three Oliver Smithies Lectures), Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, 4.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR CLAUDIO MAGRIS: `Between the Danube and the sea. Itinerary of a writer' (lecture marking the centenary of the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages), Main Hall, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR P. GARNSEY: `Plato's "Communism": from late antique Rome via Islamic Spain to Renaissance Italy' (Carlyle Lectures: `Ideas of property: antiquity and after'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR LARRY SCHAAF: `The impartial eye; cataloguing the world' (Slade Lectures: `The pencil of nature—creating the art of of photography'), Lecture Theatre, University Museum of Natural History, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

MARK HADDON: `Blood and scissors' (Richard Hillary Memorial Lecture), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross, 5 p.m.

DAVID MCLELLAN: `Politics and religion in Simone Weil' (Modern French History Seminar), Modern European History Research Centre, Radcliffe Infirmary, 5 p.m.

MS T. TORRESI: `The right to free movement' (Refugee Studies Centre seminars: `The ethics and politics of migration and displacement'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

H. OLIVER: `Meteorology and warfare' (Military History seminars), Old Library, All Souls, 5.15 p.m.

DR A. GREEN: `Rethinking Sir Moses Montefiore' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 8 p.m.

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Thursday 10 February

DR B. ANDERSON: `Hell has no fury? Female employers and violence experienced by domestic workers' (International Gender Studies Centre seminar: `Domestic abuse: culture of violence, violations, and women's rights'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR A.J. LEGGETT: `High-temperature superconductivity: what do we and what don't we understand?' (last of three Oliver Smithies Lectures), Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, 4.15 p.m.

LORD OXBURGH: `Policy, politics, and the excitement of science' (Julia Bodmer Memorial Lecture), Lecture Theatre A, Department of Zoology, 5 p.m.

J. BEALL: `Comparative work on traditional authority and local governance: early lessons from South Africa and India' (Development seminar: `Frontiers of development studies'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

P. BENNETT: ` "A new land at last to be seen". Reclaiming Iceland: William Morris and the revival of the Great Old North', and A. VANINSKAYA: `Generic revolutions: William Morris in the realm of Romance' (seminar series: `Fin de Siècle), Meyerstein Room (11), St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

DR J. SHERMAN: `Exquisite complexity: the prose style of Dovid Bergelson (1884--1952)' (Stencl Lecture), Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

S. RICKARD: `Protecting the countryside from protectionists' (Linacre Lectures: `The unmaking of the English landscape'), Main Hall Lecture Theatre, School of Geography, 5.15 p.m.

CAROLINE WARMAN: ` "L'impulsion et la sève": material processes of creation and degeneration in Amiel's diary' (Modern French Seminar), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

E. MARTIN: `The Strachan gift and its place in Oxford's "livre d'artiste" collections' (lecture related to exhibition `Where poets and painters meet: Walter Strachan and the French "livre d'artiste" '), Voltaire Room, Taylor Institution Library, 5.30 p.m.

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Friday 11 February

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Job search and interview skills for contract research staff', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

BETTS FOUNDATION Organ Masterclass with Marie-Claire Alain (free of charge and open to the public), 10 a.m.–12 noon and 2–4 p.m., Christ Church Cathedral organ loft.

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

PROFESSOR A. GONEN: `A traditional community (the Orthodox Jewish) negotiating the modern metropolis' (Urban Social Segregation seminar), School of Geography and the Environment, 2 p.m.

CONFERENCE: `The era of biomedicine: science, technology, and health in France and Great Britain, 1945--75' (Maison Française, 2–6 p.m.; continues tomorrow, 9 a.m.–6 p.m.).

PROFESSOR M. ELLIOTT: `Narratives of victimhood: Catholic' (Ford's Lectures in British History: `Religion and identity in modern Irish history'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR A. MINNIS: ` "Dante in Inglissh": what Il Convivio really did for Chaucer' (F.W. Bateson Memorial Lecture) Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

T. CUSACK: `Diverse disparities: the politics and economics of wage, market and disposable income inequalities' (Political Science Seminar Series), Clay Room, Nuffield, 5 p.m.

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