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Oxford University Gazette, 10 February 2005: Diary


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 the IAUL site).

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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Saturday 12 February

MEMBERS OF THE EGLESFIELD MUSICAL SOCIETY perform music by Purcell, Handel, Mozart, and Delibes, the chapel, Queen's, 1.15 p.m. (admission free; retiring collection).

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

OXFORD UNIVERSITY Orchestra (conductor, Dougie Boyd) plays Tchaikovsky, Rococo Variations, and Berlioz, Symphonie Fantastique (tickets £10/£5 available from the Oxford Playhouse (Oxford 305305) or on the door). 8 p.m., Sheldonian Theatre.

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Sunday 13 February

THE REVD PROFESSOR PAUL S. FIDDES: 'The complexity of the world and the limits of wisdom' (first in series of three Bampton Lectures: 'Seeing the world and knowing God: ancient wisdom and modern doctrine'), St Mary's, 10 a.m.

RACHEL MELLOR: 'The Museum's amulets and their magical properties' (table talk), Museum of the History of Science, 2.30 p.m.

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Monday 14 February

E. CHARTERS: ' "The most inveterate scurvy": British soldiers and scurvy in North America during the Seven Years' War' (seminar series: 'War and medicine since the eighteenth century', Wellcome Unit (47 Banbury Road), 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. SUGDEN: 'Experimental methods in the social sciences' (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.

PROFESSOR D. MARQUAND and PHILIP COLLINS: 'The decline of the public domain' (seminar series: 'Are Labour's constitutional changes working?'), Summer Common Room, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR P. MORGAN: 'Wales and the Romantic Movement: the case of Edward Williams "Iolo Morganwg" (1747–1826)' (lecture series: 'Wales, Oxford, and beyond'), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR S. BRESLIN: 'Rethinking China's global economic power: what the statistics don't tell us' (Contemporary China Seminar), Seminar Room C, Social Sciences Building, 5 p.m.

S. CLIFFE and PROFESSOR R. CAPLAN: '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, 5 p.m.

SIR JOHN ELIOT GARDINER (Hambro Visiting Professor of Opera): John Blow's Venus and Adonis, with the New Chamber Opera Studio (conductor Stephen Rice) (tickets £10/£5 available from the Oxford Playhouse (Oxford 305305), or on the door), 8.30 p.m., New College Chapel.

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Tuesday 15 February

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: 'Recruitment and selection—for all staff' (day 1), 9.30 a.m., and 'Graduate supervision', 2 p.m. (see the IAUL site).

PROFESSOR ANTONY CHAWLUK: 'Target-setting and strategic behaviour: the Soviet experience' (seminar series: `Playing the targets game: results-driven government?'), Seminar Room, Oxford Internet Institute, 12.30 p.m.

DR A. MITCHELL: 'Effects-based warfare' (discussion series: 'The changing character of war'), Seminar Room A, Manor Road Building, 1 p.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: 'Venetian painting', 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.)

J. COTTER: 'Sexual, spiritual, spirited' (seminar), Graham Room, Ripon College, Cuddesdon, 4.15 p.m. (to attend, e-mail: admin@ripon-cuddesdon.ac.uk.

PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER RICKS: 'Henry James: two modern warnings' (first of two Oliver Smithies Lectures), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

SIR TONY ATKINSON: 'The future of social policy in an enlarged European Union' (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.

ALISTAIR BURT, MP: 'Christian vocation and political aspiration' (Centre for Christianity and Culture lectures: 'Christian vocation and public life in the twenty-first century'), Regent's Park, 5 p.m.

MARTIN MCGUINNESS, MP, PETER ROBINSON, MP, and SIR BRIAN MAWHINNEY, MP: 'Northern Ireland' (seminar series: 'Conflict resolution'), Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

COLIN HARRISON: 'The poetry of truth: A.W. Hunt and the art of landscape' (Young Friends of the Ashmolean lecture: admission free to members, £2 for non- members), Ashmolean, 5 p.m. (details: young.friends@ashmus.ox.ac.uk).

FRANCK ANDRÉ JAMME: M. Jamme presents and reads from his poetry (in French), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m. (see further information at: www.mfo.ox.ac.uk).

SIR JOHN ELIOT GARDINER (Hambro Visiting Professor of Opera): 'Staging Mozart's operas—opening up the score' (lecture, free of charge and open to the public), 5.30 p.m., Jaqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's College.

GRADUATE STUDENTS' Colloquia: 'Intertextual Practices in Contemporary Argentine Music: New Dialogues with History and Culture', Omar Corrado (free of charge and open to the public), 5.15 p.m., Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music.

STUART PURVIS (News International Visiting Professor of Broadcast Media): 'I think I will have retired in time for the future' (final lecture in series 'Crossing the line: borderline judgements in broadcast news'), Green College, 5.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR JON STALLWORTHY: 'Other voices from other wars' (Wolfson College Lectures: 'Speaking of others'), Wolfson, 6 p.m. (open to the public).

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Wednesday 16 February

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: 'Recruitment and selection—for all staff' (day 2), 9.30 a.m., and 'Small Group Teaching' (for Sciences and Medical Sciences—fourth meeting), 12.15 p.m.

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

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.)

OPUS! COMMUNITY Workshop: Music and Mental Health, Dalcroze and Kodaly (closed event: for university members only), 2 p.m., Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music.

ROBERT JACKSON, MP, speaks in seminar series 'The British General Election of 2005', Seminar Room, Nuffield, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR P. GARNSEY: 'Renunciation and commonality: thinking through the primitive Church' (Carlyle Lectures: 'Ideas of property: antiquity and after'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR LARRY SCHAAF: 'Self-reflection; the human visage' (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).

JENNIFER DUECK: 'The power of language and learning in a splintered society: cultural conflicts and conflicting cultures in the French Levantine Mandates, 1936--46' (Modern French History Seminar), Modern European History Research Centre, Radcliffe Infirmary, 5 p.m.

DR E. THIELEMANN: 'The politics of refugee burden sharing' (Refugee Studies Centre seminars: 'The ethics and politics of migration and displacement'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

H. DENMAN: 'Isaac Bashevis Singer and literary modernism' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 8 p.m.

DR S. BUDD: 'Recent developments in the theory of dreams' (lecture series: 'The academic face of psychoanalysis'), New Seminar Room, St John's, 8.15 p.m. (to attend, e- mail: research.centre@sjc.ox.ac.uk).

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Thursday 17 February

DR C. MILWERTZ: 'Activism against domestic violence programmes in Beijing' (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.

R. SKELDON: 'Migration and development' (Centre on Migration, Policy, and Society seminars: `Contemporary international migration—key issues'), Seminar Room, Pauling Centre (58a Banbury Road), 2 p.m.

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: 'Appraisal skills', 2 p.m. (see the IAUL site).

PROFESSOR R. DEEM: 'The relationship between research and teaching in UK higher education: the views of Scottish and English education academics' (Institute for the Advancement of University Learning research seminars), IAUL Meeting Room, Littlegate House, St Ebbe's, 4 p.m. (to attend, e-mail: harriet.dunbar-goddet@learning.ox.ac.uk).

C. JACKSON: 'Feminism spoken here: epistemologies for interdisciplinary development studies' (Development seminar: 'Frontiers of development studies'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR A. MCGRATH: 'To capture the imagination of our culture: the place of Christian apologetics in the church and academy' (Oxford Centre for Evangelism and Apologetics: inaugural lecture), Mary Ogilvie Theatre, St Anne's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR M. AIRS: 'The great rebuilding?: managing the historic environment in 2050' (Linacre Lectures: 'The unmaking of the English landscape'), Main Hall Lecture Theatre, School of Geography, 5.15 p.m.

OLIVIER TONNEAU: 'Diderot vu d'Oxford' (Early Modern French Seminar), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR STEIN RINGEN: 'Freedom, reason and the Welfare State: Isaiah Berlin's liberty today' (lecture), Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green College, 6 p.m.

LORD HOFFMANN: 'The Bible and human rights' (seminar), Graham Room, Ripon College, Cuddesdon, 7.45 p.m. (to attend, e-mail: admin@ripon-cuddesdon.ac.uk.

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Friday 18 February

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: 'Greek sculpture examined', 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.)

CONFERENCE: 'Les figures du philosophe dans la prose non-philosophique: XVIe--XVIIIe siècles' (Maison Française, 2–6 p.m.; continues tomorrow, 9 a.m.–6 p.m.).

DR K. WATKINS: 'Should developing countries liberalise trade?' (Global Economic Governance Programme: 'Making globalisation work for developing countries'), Goodhart Seminar Room, University College, 2 p.m.

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

PROFESSOR V.-Y. GHEBALI: 'The OSCE and European security: essential or superfluous?' (Europaeum Lecture), Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's, 5 p.m.

R. CAMPBELL: 'Economic man and altruistic women: gender differences in voting motivations?' (Political Science Seminar Series), Clay Room, Nuffield, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR G. REINERT: 'Small worlds' (Richardson Lecture), Pusey Lecture Room, Keble, 5.30 p.m.

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Saturday 19 February

MEMBERS OF THE EGLESFIELD MUSICAL SOCIETY perform music for clarinet and piano by Poulenc, Lutoslawski, and Schumann, the chapel, Queen's, 1.15 p.m. (admission free; retiring collection).

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

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