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Oxford University Gazette, 5 May 2005: Diary


Friday 6 May

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: 'Career review and planning for contract research staff', 9.15 a.m., and 'Salaries, increments, and other payments', 9.30 a.m. (for details see the IAUL site).

FRANÇOIS PLATONE: 'Camarades. Il était une fois les communistes français : commentary on extracts from Yves Jeuland's documentary' ('Nation and Globalisation' meeting), Maison Française, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: 'The art of the jeweller', 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.)

LIONEL KOCHAN: 'An empress thwarted—Maria Theresa and the Jews of Prague, 1745' (East and East–Central Europe Seminar), MacGregor Room, Oriel, 2.15 p.m.

NADJE AL-ALI: 'Gender, identity, and reconstruction: diasporic spaces of Iraqi women' (Centre on Migration, Policy, and Society and Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology seminars: 'The anthropology of migration and multiculturalism'), Seminar Room, 64 Banbury Road, 4.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR L. KECK: 'Jesus and God's righteousness: Paul' (Speaker's Lectures in Biblical Studies: 'Jesus in New Testament Christology'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR A.J. SCOTT: 'Geography and development' (Clarendon Lectures in Geography and Environmental Studies: 'Geography and economy'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. OWEN: 'Writing global history: the Middle East, minorities, drugs (hashish), and the New International Order in the 1920s' (Faculty of Modern History: Special Faculty Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

MARK HALLERBERG: 'Fiscal governance in European Union countries' (Nuffield Political Science Seminar Series), Clay Room, Nuffield, 5 p.m.

MANFRED G. SCHMIDT: 'What is special about Germany? The political system in international comparison' (seminar series: 'Germany: the politics and policies of reform'), Seminar Room, European Studies Centre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR M. KEMP: 'TO BE ANNOUNCED' (seminar series: 'Philosophy and theory of the visual arts'), Danson Room, Trinity, 5 p.m.

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Saturday 7 May

EGLESFIELD MUSIC SOCIETY RECITAL: KIRSTY ANDERSON (soprano), Queen's, 1.15 p.m.

RAIMON PANIKKAR: 'The challenge of intra-religious dialogue in the twenty-first century' (lecture), Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 4.30 p.

DAVID SANGER: organ recital of works by J.S. Bach, Buxtehude, and others, to celebrate the fortieth anniversary of the Frobenius organ, the chapel, Queen's, 7.30 p.m. (admission free to members of Queen's; otherwise admission at the door, £9/£7/£4: to reserve a programme, e-mail rosemary.rey@queens.ox.ac.uk).

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Sunday 8 May

THE REVD PROFESSOR PAUL S. FIDDES: 'Wisdom as a search for the sum of things' (Bampton Lectures: 'Seeing the world and knowing God: ancient wisdom and modern doctrine'), St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 9 May

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: 'Inducting staff', 12.45 p.m. (for details see the IAUL site).

DR M. BROWN: 'From foetic air to filth: the cultural transformation of British epidemiological thought, c. 1780–c. 1848' (seminar series: 'Medicine, surgery, and culture'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 45 Banbury Road, 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR ANDREW WRIGHT: 'Protein acrobatics and DNS segregation in bacteria' (Newton–Abraham Lecture), Lecture Theatre, Medical Sciences Teaching Centre, 4.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER RICKS (Professor of Poetry): 'Many voices: III, from the Midwest' (lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR L. KECK: 'Jesus' right to represent us to God: Hebrews' (Speaker's Lectures in Biblical Studies: 'Jesus in New Testament Christology'), Schools, 5 p.m.

EDWARD GARNIER, QC, MP: 'Why opposition since 1997 has been difficult' (seminar series: 'Are Labour's constitutional changes working?'), Summer Common Room, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR D. WEISBLAT: 'Embryonic development in the leech Helobdella ' (Jenkinson Memorial Lecture), Lecture Theatre B, Zoology/Psychology Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR B.D. SHAW: 'At the edge of the corrupting sea' (Myres Memorial Lecture), McGregor Matthews Room, New College, 5 p.m.

RUTH BARNES and others: 'Crossing cultures: textiles' (New Ashmolean Museum and Humanities Division seminars: 'Crossing cultures—crossing time'), Khalili Research Centre, 3 St John's Street, 5 p.m.

DR ANGELA DELAFORCE: 'Portugal's silver service: a victory gift to the Duke of Wellington' (Instituto Camäes Centre for Portuguese Language lecture), New Seminar Room, St John's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR S. MANNING: 'Characterless women: a transatlantic phenomenon' (American Literature Symposium), Rothermere American Institute, 5 p.m.

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Tuesday 10 May

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: 'Introductory Certificate in First-line Management', 9.30 a.m.; 'Small group teaching—humanities and social sciences', 12.15 p.m.; 'Assertiveness' (day 1), 2 p.m. (for details see the IAUL site).

JULIAN MISCHI: 'Contemporary changes in working-class politics: the pro-countryside "hunters and fishers' party" (seminar series: 'Scientific debates on political parties applied to the French case'), Department of Politics and International Relations, 1 p.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: 'The Pre-Raphaelites', 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 C.A.J. COADY: 'Moralism, realism, and political violence' (Uehiro Lectures: 'Messy morality'), Schools, 3 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. WITTMANN: 'Literary life and the book market in Germany under the swastika, 1939–45: the readers' (Lyell Lectures in Bibliography), Lecture Theatre, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR O. FISS: 'The war against terrorism and the rule of law' (H.L.A. Hart Memorial Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

PAUL GINSBORG: 'Hopes unmet? Italian society and politics in a decade of decline' (lecture), Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m. (Professor Ginsborg's lecture introduces a workshop on 'Italian society and politics, 1994–2004: problems and prospects of a resilient democracy', St Antony's, 10–11 May. Enquiries: european.studies@sant.ox.ac.uk.)

PROFESSOR SANDER GILMAN: 'The hyphen as alternative—the rise of "Jewish" writing as a component of European letters' (Weidenfeld Visiting Professor in European Comparative Literature lectures: 'Multiculturalism and the Jews'), Tsuzuki Lecture Theatre, St Anne's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR C. VOLPILHAC-AUGER: 'Comment inventer des manuscrits inédits de Montesquieu' (Besterman Lecture), Lecture Room 3, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

THE RT. REVD GEOFFREY ROWELL: 'The Victorian legacy on death and dying' (Centre for Christianity and Culture public lecture series: 'The Empire strikes back: living with the legacy of the nineteenth century'), Regent's Park College, 5 p.m.

ANNETTE BOAZ: 'A systematic review of mentoring schemes for troubled youngsters' (seminar series: 'Evidence-based practice'), Violet Butler Seminar Room, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR PETER HAWKINS: 'The art of smiling' (lecture), Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret Hall, 5.15 p.m. (to attend, contact the Principal's PA: janet.wardell@lmh.ox.ac.uk, tel. (2)74302).

VALÈRE NOVARINA: lecture-rencontre (in French), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

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Wednesday 11 May

NSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: 'Leading teams' (day 1), 9.30 a.m. (for details see the IAUL site).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: 'Introduction to Impressionism', 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 G. JOSIPOVICI: 'The use and abuse of classics' (Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama lecture), Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean, 2.15 p.m. (enquiries: apgrd@classics.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR HUBERT SEIWERT: 'The dynamics of religions and cultural evolution' (Interdisciplinary Seminars in the Study of Religions), Schools, 4.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR L. KECK: 'Jesus' right to represent God to us: John' (Speaker's Lectures in Biblical Studies: 'Jesus in New Testament Christology'), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR J. BOULDEN: 'The Security Council and terrorism' (seminar series: 'The UN Security Council and war'), Department of Politics and International Relations, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR DOUGLASS NORTH (Nobel Laureate in Economics 1993): 'New approaches to political economy' (Foundation for Law, Justice, and Society lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

FIONA LINDSLEY: 'Refugee protection in the UK: a practitioner's view' (Refugee Studies Centre: public seminars), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

ROEY SWEET: 'Richard Rawlinson' (seminar series: 'Moments in the history of St John's'), New Seminar Room, St John's, 5 p.m. (to attend, e-mail: alumni.office@sjc.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR H. FOLEY: 'Envisioning the tragic chorus on the modern stage' (interdisciplinary seminar series: 'Dionysus recast: ancient drama in the modern world'), Seminar Room, Corpus Christi, 5 p.m.

JEAN-FABIEN SPITZ: ' "Forced to be free" and other republican enigmas. What did Rousseau really mean?' (Rousseau Lectures on Inequality), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

DR S. DEBENEDETTI-STOW: 'The problem of free will and divine wisdom as a link between Dante Alighieri and medieval Jewish thought' (David Patterson Seminars), OCHJS, Yarnton Manor, 8 p.m.

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Thursday 12 May

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: 'Managing research projects', and 'Listening skills' (day 1), both 9.30 a.m. (for details see the IAUL site).

PROFESSOR R. MEANS: 'The Green Paper and the challenge of seamless services across housing, health, and social services' (Oxford Institute of Ageing seminar series: 'The future of social care policy for older people: the Green Paper and its context'), Seminar Room G, Social Sciences Building, 1 p.m.

RACHEL HARRIS: 'Barrenness a curse, motherhood a state in Modern Hebrew literature' (International Gender Studies Centre seminars: 'Issues of women, gender, and development—work-in-progress'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

DR GERLESE &ARINGKERLIND: 'How do academics approach their own development as a teacher?' (Institute for the Advancement of University Learning: research seminars), IAUL Meeting Room, Littlegate House, 4 p.m. (to attend, e-mail: rocio.garavito@learning.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR ANDREAS WILLI (Diebold Professor of Comparative Philology): 'Unholy diseases, or why Agamemnon and Tuthaliya should not have offended the gods' (Inaugural Lecture), the Auditorium, St John's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. WITTMANN: 'Literary life and the book market in Germany under the swastika, 1939–45: the war' (Lyell Lectures in Bibliography), Lecture Theatre, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR C.M. LEONARD: 'Neural networks: under the hood of the learning machine' (Waynflete Lectures: 'Brainprints—a biological approach to understanding learning disability'), Grove Auditorium, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

DAVID COMO: 'Secret presses, radical Puritanism, and the crisis of 1640' (seminar series: 'Religion in the British Isles 1400–1700'), Seminar Room, Corpus Christi, 5 p.m.

DR E. FRANCIS: 'Why wasn't Amy Levy more of a socialist? Amy Levy, Clementina Black, and Liza of Lambeth' (seminar series: 'Fin de Siècle '), Meyerstein Room (11), St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

NICOLAS RUSSELL: 'Ronsard, Lethe and the Styx' (Early Modern French Seminar), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR MICHAEL NOBLE: 'South Africa—a democratic definition of poverty' (seminar), E.P. Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green College, 6 p.m.

PROFESSOR D. TUCKETT: 'Civilisation and its discontents: some reflections on the usefulness of Freud's thesis today' (seminar series: 'The academic face of psychoanalysis'), Larkin Room, St John's, 8.15 p.m.

DR R. CROSS: 'Some problems about angels and space in the late thirteenth century' (Oxford Medieval Society lecture), Garrard Room, Harris Manchester, 8.15 for 8.30 p.m.

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