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Oxford University Gazette, 19 May 2005: Diary


Friday 20 May

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: 'Job search and interview skills for contract research staff', 9.15 a.m.; 'Overview of university procedures: discipline, grievance, harassment, and employee relations', 9.30 a.m.; 'Springboard—Programme 3', 9.30 a.m. (for details see the IAUL site).

PROFESSOR R. GELLATELY: 'Communism and Nazism: perspectives from the twenty-first century' (seminar related to lecture series: 'Stalin and Hitler: dictatorship and social catastrophe'), Seminar Room, Rothermere American Institute, 10 a.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: 'Egyptian jewels and amulets', 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.)

WORKSHOP: 'The stuff of lives: life-writing and the archive', Maison Française, 2–6 p.m.

JOSHUA ZIMMERMAN: 'The Polish Underground and the Jews During World War Two: the historiographical controversy' (East and East–Central Europe Seminar), MacGregor Room, Oriel, 2.15 p.m.

ROUND-TABLE DISCUSSION: 'A More Secure World: Our Shared Responsibility —the report of the UN Secretary-General's high-level panel on threats, challenges, and change', with Dr Andrew Hurrell, Professor Vaughan Lowe, Professor Sir Adam Roberts, Dr Jennifer Welsh, Professor Sir Richard Jolly, and Sir Emyr Jones Parry, Department of Politics and International Relations, 4 p.m.

T.H. ERIKSEN: 'Dynamics of openness and closure in contemporary majority/minority situations' (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.

SIR JEREMY GREENSTOCK: 'Public diplomacy' ('Media and Politics' series), Nuffield, 5 p.m.

THE REVD PROFESSOR ERNEST NICHOLSON: 'Edward Hawkins, the fellows of Oriel, and university reform' (Lee Seng Tee Lecture), Senior Library, Oriel, 5 p.m.

LUIGI MANZETTI: 'Political manipulations and market reform failures' (Nuffield Political Science Seminar Series), Clay Room, Nuffield, 5 p.m.

DR HENRY LAURENS: 'The Christian projection of industrialised Europe in the Ottoman Empire of the nineteenth century' (lecture), Dahrendorf Room, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

MARTIN SEELEIB-KAISER: 'Reforming the welfare state or abolishing it? The labour market, pensions, and social policy' (seminar series: 'Germany: the politics and policies of reform'), Seminar Room, European Studies Centre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

DR N. ZANGWILL: 'The necessity of formalism' (seminar series: 'Philosophy and theory of the visual arts'), Danson Room, Trinity, 5 p.m.

DR K. WILLIAMSON: 'Some observations on the "shape" of Early Scots from an historical dialectological view' (Oxford English Dictionary Forum), Rewley House, 5 p.m.

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Saturday 21 May

EGLESFIELD MUSIC SOCIETY RECITAL: KATHERINE BUTLER (flute), Queen's, 1.15 p.m.

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Sunday 22 May

THE REVD DR GILES FRASER preaches the Sermon for Trinity Sunday, Queen's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 23 May

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: 'Teams and their development', 12.45 p.m., and 'Induction seminar for new contract esearchers', 3.30 p.m. (for details see the IAUL site).

DR H. KNIGHT: ' "More Copious, and less Unaccurate": Robert Boyle's planned second edition of his Memoirs for the History of Human Blood ' (seminar series: 'Medicine, surgery, and culture'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 45 Banbury Road, 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR P. GENTRY: 'Old Greek and later revisers: can we always distinguish them?' (Grinfield Lectures on the Septuagint: 'Origen's hexapla: the development of Septuagint tradition and its reception in antiquity'), Oriental Studies Institute, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. GELLATELY: 'Soviet and Nazi concentration camps' (lecture series: 'Stalin and Hitler: dictatorship and social catastrophe'), Seminar Room, Rothermere American Institute, 5 p.m.

JAS ELSNER and others: 'The Mediterranean in late antiquity: Christianity and Islam in the Mediterranean' (New Ashmolean Museum and Humanities Division seminars: 'Crossing cultures—crossing time'), Khalili Research Centre, 3 St John's Street, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR V.N. RAO: 'An alternative to colonial modernity—Gurajada Apparao, 1862–1915' (Radhakrishnan Memorial Lectures: 'Overlooked modernities in Indian literature'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

ROSEMARY HILL: 'Pugin and Puginism' (Oxford Architectural History Seminar), New Seminar Room, St John's, 5.30 p.m.

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Tuesday 24 May

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: 'Introductory Certificate in First-line Management', 9.30 a.m. (for details see the IAUL site).

FLORENCE HAEGEL: 'The transformation of the French Right: pluralism and ideological community' (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: 'Tibetan Buddhist 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.)

INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP: 'Respecting linguistic diversity in the European Union: improvement or standstill after the European constitution?', European Studies Centre, St Antony's, 2.30 p.m. (Continues tomorrow. Details from: xabier.arzoz@sant.ox.ac.uk.)

PROFESSOR P. EVANS: 'Global governance, counter-hegemonic globalisation, and local contestation: possibilities for progressive change' (George Eastman Lectures: 'Re- envisioning the development paradigm: expanding human capabilities in a global political economy'), Lecture Hall, Manor Road Building, 4.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR C.A.J. COADY: 'Is corruption necessary to political life?' (Uehiro Lectures: 'Messy morality'), the Hall, St Cross College, 4.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR SANDER GILMAN: 'The debates about Jewish particularity and the problem of homogeneity of cultures' (Weidenfeld Visiting Professor in European Comparative Literature lectures: 'Multiculturalism and the Jews'), Tsuzuki Lecture Theatre, St Anne's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. GELLATELY: 'Social outsiders under Communism and Nazism' (lecture series: 'Stalin and Hitler: dictatorship and social catastrophe'), Council Room, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR R.J.C. YOUNG: 'The legacy of empire' (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.

SARAH OGILVIE: ' "Outlandish words" in the OED ' (Oxford English Dictionary Forum), Rewley House, 5 p.m.

H.E. DR MOHAMMAD AL-SABAH (Minister of Foreign Affairs, Kuwait): 'The Arab exception: facts and fallacies' (lecture), Nelson Mandela Lecture Theatre, Saïd Business School, 5.45 p.m. (entry by free ticket, from the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies: tel. (2)78730).

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Wednesday 25 May

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: 'Leading teams', 9.30 a.m., and 'The history of the University', 11 a.m. (for details see the IAUL site).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: 'Introduction to Rome', 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.)

DR BAS TER HAAR ROMENY: 'Hexaplaric readings for Genesis and their reception by the Church' (Grinfield Lectures on the Septuagint: 'Origen's hexapla: the development of Septuagint tradition and its reception in antiquity'), Oriental Studies Institute, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR E. SOSA: 'Intuitions' (John Locke Lectures: 'Apt belief and reflective knowledge'), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

DR P. CAREY: 'The UNSC and the question of East Timor' (seminar series: 'The UN Security Council and war'), Department of Politics and International Relations, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. GELLATELY: 'Stalinism "from below": the voices of ordinary people' (lecture series: 'Stalin and Hitler: dictatorship and social catastrophe'), Seminar Room, Rothermere American Institute, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR S. HORNBLOWER: 'Theatre in the ancient Greek historians' (David Lewis Lecture), Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR F.M. MARIÑO MENÉNDEZ: 'Refugee protection under the UN Convention against torture: developments and future trends' (Refugee Studies Centre: public seminars), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

ALAIN BADIOU: 'To each man his own Rousseau: Rousseau as analyst of contemporary philosophical arguments' (Rousseau Lectures on Inequality), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

DR M. KRUTIKOV: '1929: an end of modernism in Yiddish literature?' (David Patterson Seminars), OCHJS, Yarnton Manor, 8 p.m.

DR N. MANSON: 'Is an epistemology of psychoanalysis possible?' (seminar series: 'The academic face of psychoanalysis'), Larkin Room, St John's, 8.15 p.m.

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Thursday 26 May

PROFESSOR C. UNGERSON: 'The Green Paper and direct payments: British policy from an international perspective' (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.

SARAH BOWERS: 'Visualising transcendence: a case study of the spirituality of young people in Kyiv, Ukraine' (public colloquia: Keston Seminars on Religions, State, and Society), Collier Room, Regent's Park College, 1 p.m.

DR D. BRYCESON: 'Lifeline or noose? Rural women's lineage ties vis-à-vis the HIV/AIDS famine crisis in Malawi' (International Gender Studies Centre seminars: 'Issues of women, gender, and development—work-in-progress'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

MS DUNA SABRI: 'Time, space, and the written word: a discourse analysis of green and white papers' (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).

DR A. SALVESEN: 'Hexaplaric readings for Exodus' (Grinfield Lectures on the Septuagint: 'Origen's hexapla: the development of Septuagint tradition and its reception in antiquity'), Oriental Studies Institute, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. GELLATELY: 'The Nuremberg Trials and beyond' (lecture series: 'Stalin and Hitler: dictatorship and social catastrophe'), Council Room, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR W.R. LOUIS: 'From the Iraqi Revolution to the British withdrawal from the Gulf' (Leonard Stein Lectures: 'The long shadow of Suez'), Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR C.M. LEONARD: 'Epigenesis: how genes and experience shape unique individuals' (Waynflete Lectures: 'Brainprints—a biological approach to understanding learning disability'), Grove Auditorium, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

DR J. HENRY: 'Why Harriot was not the English Galileo' (Thomas Harriot Lecture), Champneys Room, Oriel, 5 p.m.

IAN FORREST: 'What, more Lollardy? Possible new directions in Lollard studies' (seminar series: 'Religion in the British Isles 1400–1700'), Seminar Room, Corpus Christi, 5 p.m.

DR S. DONOVAN: 'Colonialism, Limited: the British South Africa Company in British culture at the fin de siècle ' (seminar series: 'Fin de Siècle '), Myerstein Room (11), St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

DR V. HOLMAN: 'Print for victory: publishing in World War Two' (Oxford Bibliographical Society lecture), Taylor Institution, 5.15 p.m.

DAVID MCCALLAM: 'Which danger(s) in Les liaisons dangereuses ?' (Early Modern French Seminar), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

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Friday 27 May

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: 'Women in ancient Greece', 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: 'Tracing origins of metropolis and capitals: local history, antiquaries, and urban archaeology', Maison Française, 2–6 p.m. (continues tomorrow, 9.30 a.m.–1 p.m.).

MARIUS TURDA: 'Geza von Hoffman: founder of Hungarian racial hygiene?' (East and East–Central Europe Seminar), MacGregor Room, Oriel, 2.15 p.m.

M.P. SMITH: 'The Mexican migrant as political subject and transnational citizen' (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.

PHILIP GOULD: 'The election reviewed' ('Media and Politics' series), Nuffield, 5 p.m.

THOMAS BRUNELL: 'Why fewer competitive elections are better in single member district electoral systems' (Nuffield Political Science Seminar Series), Clay Room, Nuffield, 5 p.m.

THE HON. DR NGOZI OKONJO-IWEALA (Minister of Finance, Nigeria): 'Managing the challenges of reform in a global context—the case of Nigeria' (Global Economic Governance Lecture), Department of Politics and International Relations, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR PAOLO FRANCESCO FIORE: 'Leon Battista Alberti and the architecture of Renaissance Italy' (Dorothy Rowe Memorial Lecture), Grove Auditorium, Magdalen (entrance through Longwall), 5 p.m.

SIMON GREEN: 'Between inadequacy and non-occurrence: the reform of immigration and citizenship' (seminar series: 'Germany: the politics and policies of reform'), Seminar Room, European Studies Centre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. HOPKINS: 'Painting, history, and experience' (seminar series: 'Philosophy and theory of the visual arts'), Danson Room, Trinity, 5 p.m.

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Saturday 28 May

EGLESFIELD MUSIC SOCIETY RECITAL: STEPHEN TAYLOR (alto) and MATTHIAS RANGE (organ), Queen's, 1.15 p.m.

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Sunday 29 May

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

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