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Oxford University Gazette, 17 February 2005: Diary

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:

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).

CHRIST CHURCH FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA performs Mussorgsky, Night on a Bare Mountain; Rachmaninov, Rhapsody on a Theme of Paginini (Elizabeth Burgess, piano); and Tchaikovsky, Symphony no. 5, Christ Church Cathedral, 8 p.m. (tickets £16/£10/£5, from the Oxford Playhouse: tel. 305305,

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Sunday 20 February

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

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Monday 21 February

N. THALASSIC: 'British military psychiatry in the Second World War' (seminar series: 'War and medicine since the eighteenth century', Wellcome Unit (47 Banbury Road), 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR E. GAMBRILL: 'Evidence-based practice: challenges and potentials' (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 CHRISTOPHER RICKS (Professor of Poetry): 'Many voices: II, from the regional' (lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

TAM DALYELL, MP: 'What needs to be done to the Commons' (seminar series: 'Are Labour's constitutional changes working?'), Auditorium, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

DR J. HUNTER: 'Frederick Douglass' Welsh "friend": the Welsh–American press and abolition, 1838–61' (lecture series: 'Wales, Oxford, and beyond'), Schools, 5 p.m.

S. GRAY: 'The economics of state-building: the CPA in Iraq' (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 P. HAWKINS: 'Lost and found: the Bible in contemporary American literature' (seminar series: 'The Bible in Art, Music and Literature', Danson Room, Trinity, 5 p.m.

DR Y.T. HSING: 'New urban politics and land development' (Contemporary China Seminar), Seminar Room C, Social Sciences Building, 5 p.m.

BARONESS (SUSAN) GREENFIELD speaks on the role of women in public life, Lecture Theatre, Department of Politics and International Relations, 6 p.m. (an Oxford Women in Politics meeting: see further details at

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Tuesday 22 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—fourth meeting), 12.15 p.m.

SHARON GILAD: 'Targets and the shaping of casework in a regulatory organisation' (seminar series: 'Playing the targets game: results-driven government?'), Seminar Room, Oxford Internet Institute, 12.30 p.m.

DR P. OWENS: 'What is war? Violence in public' (discussion series: 'The changing character of war'), Seminar Room A, Manor Road Building, 1 p.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: 'Early writing', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £2. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., or e-mail:

CONGREGATION meeting, 2 p.m.: conferment of Degree of DCL by Diploma upon President Ciampi of Italy.

DR S. HOKE: 'Managing disaster post-911' (seminar), Graham Room, Ripon College, Cuddesdon, 4.15 p.m. (to attend, e-mail:

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

PROFESSOR V. BROWN: 'E.A. Lowe and the making of The Beneventan Script' (Lowe Lectures in Palaeography: 'Beneventan script and the culture of medieval southern Italy'), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR D. MOODY: 'A Christian vocation to higher education' (Centre for Christianity and Culture lectures: 'Christian vocation and public life in the twenty-first century'), Regent's Park, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR S. LEWIS: 'Gender, parenthood, and the changing European workplace' (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.

A. DAVID: 'The moving, dancing body—an emblem for national and diasporic Hindu identity? Bharatanatyam and trance dance as Tamil cultural identity markers' (Interdisciplinary Seminars in the Study of Religion: 'The material and aesthetic dimension of religions'), Schools, 5 p.m.

MARTIN O'NEILL, MP, DR S. TSANG, and PROFESSOR R. FOOT: 'China and Taiwan' (seminar series: 'Conflict resolution'), Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

DR R. FREDERIKSEN: 'The Oxford Cast Gallery and why copies of art are needed in even the best museums of art and archaeology in the world' (Young Friends of the Ashmolean lecture: admission free to members, £2 for non-members), Ashmolean, 5 p.m. (details:

GRADUATE STUDENTS' Colloquia: 'The Musical Discourse of Servitude: Authority, Autonomy and the European Musical Imagination, 1700–50', Harry White (free of charge and open to the public), 5.15 p.m., Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music.

CHRIS ALEXANDER: 'Carpet-riding in Khiva' (Oxford Asian Textile Group seminar), Pauling Centre, 58 Banbury Road, 5.45 p.m.

PROFESSOR R.J.C. YOUNG: 'Walter Benjamin—at the border' (Wolfson College Lectures: 'Speaking of others'), Wolfson, 6 p.m. (open to the public).

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Wednesday 23 February

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: 'Working for the University: opportunities and benefits', 9.30 a.m., and 'Assertiveness' (day 2), 2 p.m. (for details see the IAUL site).

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

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: 'Introduction to the "Pu Quan and his generation" exhibition', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £2. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., or e-mail:

PROFESSOR S. GOLDHILL: 'Wagner's Greeks' (Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama lecture), Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean, 2.15 p.m. (further information from:

ANDREW COOPER speaks in seminar series 'The British General Election of 2005', Seminar Room, Nuffield, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR P. GARNSEY: 'The poverty of Christ: crises of asceticism from the Pelagians to the Franciscans' (Carlyle Lectures: 'Ideas of property: antiquity and after'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR LARRY SCHAAF: 'Sermons in stone: the environment of man' (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).

JEAN-YVES LE NAOUR: 'Bouter les Allemands hors de France: histoire de la nouvelle Jeanne d'Arc (1914–18)' (Modern French History Seminar), Modern European History Research Centre, Radcliffe Infirmary, 5 p.m.

DR M. GIBNEY: 'A thousand little Guantanamos: Western states and measures to prevent the entry of refugees' (Refugee Studies Centre seminars: 'The ethics and politics of migration and displacement'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

A. WATSON: 'The German collapse on the Western front in 1918: strike, mutiny, or an ordered surrender?', (Military History Seminar), Old Library, All Souls, 5.15 p.m.

THE ALLEGRI String Quartet: Haydn, String Quartet in D Major Op. 20, No. 4; Shostakovich, String Quartet No. 3; Dvorák, String Quartet in D Minor, Op. 34 (tickets £12/?6 from the Oxford Playhouse (Oxford 305305), or on the door). 7.30 p.m., Merton College Chapel.

DR K. HOGE: 'Biblyotek grininke beymelekh: a case study in the discourse of Yiddish children's literature' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 8 p.m.

PROFESSOR M. RUSTIN: 'How do psychoanalysts know what they know?' (lecture series: 'The academic face of psychoanalysis'), New Seminar Room, St John's, 8.15 p.m. (to attend, e-mail:

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Thursday 24 February

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: 'Project management for administrative staff', 9.30 a.m. (for details see the IAUL site).

DR A. ISHKANIAN: 'NGOs and anti-domestic violence programmes in Armenia' (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.

W. JORDAN and P. BROWN: 'Migration, work, and asylum' (Centre on Migration, Policy, and Society seminars: 'Contemporary international migration—key issues'), Seminar Room, Pauling Centre (58a Banbury Road), 2 p.m.

DR H. ERTL: 'Professional development at German universities: lecturing the lecturers?' (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-

A. PICK: 'Posthuman James' (lecture series: 'Posthumanism'), Rothermere American Institute, 5 p.m. (Admission free and open to the public. Further information at

PROFESSOR V. BROWN: 'In the shadow of Monte Cassino: Beneventan centres in the Abruzzi' (Lowe Lectures in Palaeography: 'Beneventan script and the culture of medieval southern Italy'), Schools, 5 p.m.

P. NOLAN: 'Industrial concentration, the cascade effect, and the challenge for firms from developing countries: the cases of the aerospace and beverage industries' (Development seminar: 'Frontiers of development studies'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

DR B. LECKIE: 'Protest prefaces: the role of the novel preface in fin de siècle print censorship debates' (seminar series: 'Fin de Siècle'), Meyerstein Room (11), St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR DR CLAUS OFFE: 'Self-reflection from afar: considerations on Europe from the American travels of Tocqueville, Weber, and Adorno' (Lee Lecture in Political Science and Government), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

HRH PRINCE SAUD AL-FAISAL (Minister of Foreign Affairs, Saudi Arabia): 'Dialogue and understanding' (lecture), Schools, 5 p.m. (admission by ticket only, from the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, tel. (2)78730).

PROFESSOR P. GOODWIN: 'Streetscape and landscape: the destructive effect of misplaced roads in the twentieth century, and how to remedy this by 2050' (Linacre Lectures: 'The unmaking of the English landscape'), Main Hall Lecture Theatre, School of Geography, 5.15 p.m.

DOMINIQUE PESTRE: 'Science, money, and power in an uncertain world' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR E. FALLAIZE: 'Voodoo and the short story: René Depestre's "Un Nègre à l'ombre blanche" ' (Modern French Seminar), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

JEREMY KINSMAN (Ambasssador of Canada to the EU): 'So! Is there still an Atlantic Community? Are values and interests diverging, or converging? Is Canada in the middle or on the side? How does the future look for Europe and North America?' (Canada Seminars), Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret Hall, 5.30 p.m. (further information from:

DR MARY CARRUTHERS: ' "Cicero's" art of memory in the later Middle Ages: problems and some queries' (Oxford Medieval Society lecture), Garrard Room, Harris Manchester, 8.15 for 8.30 p.m.

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