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Oxford University Gazette, 21 April 2005: Diary


Friday 22 April

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: 'Springboard—programme 3', 9.30 a.m. (for details see the IAUL site).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: 'The legacy of Homer', 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: 'Out of the study and into the field: ethnographic theory and practice in French anthropology', Maison Française, from 2 p.m. (continues on Saturday and Sunday).

PROFESSOR D. SANKOFF: 'Gene order sorting for genomic data' (Weldon Memorial Lecture), Lecture Theatre B, Zoology/Psychology Building, 5 p.m.

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Saturday 23 April

CONFERENCE: 'Writing the history of St John's', with papers by William Whyte, Andrew Hegarty, Michael Riordan, and Geoffrey Tyack, St Giles' House, 12 noon–6 p.m. (enquiries: alumni.office@sjc.ox.ac.uk).

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Sunday 24 April

THE REVD CANON CHRISTOPHER CHIVERS preaches the St Mark's Day Sermon, Magdalen, 10 a.m.

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Monday 25 April

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

DR I. MORTIMER: 'The importance of towns to the seriously ill and dying in seventeenth-century Kent' (seminar series: 'Medicine, surgery, and culture'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 45 Banbury Road, 2.15 p.m.

SIR ALAN BUDD: 'The Budd Report' (seminar series: 'Are Labour's constitutional changes working?'), Auditorium, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

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

PASCAL DEVOYON (piano), PHILIPPE GRAFFIN (violin), CHARLES NEIDICH (clarinet), and COLIN CARR (cello) perform Hindemith's Quartet and Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time, the Auditorium, St John's, 8.30 p.m. (admission by free programme, available in advance from the Porters' Lodge).

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Tuesday 26 April

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

CAROLE BACHELOT: 'Comparing the French Socialist Party and the British Labour Party leaderships (1994–2002) through the "career model" ' (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: 'Arts of the Renaissance—bronzes and maiolica', 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. WADLER, Edinburgh: 'The unreasonable effectiveness of logic' (Strachey Lecture), Lecture Theatre, Computing Laboratory, 4.30 p.m.

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

PROFESSOR R. GILL: 'The legacy of Victorian Christianity' (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.

DEBORAH CAPALDI: 'Male and female partner violence and their links to antisocial behaviour: findings from the Oregon Youth Study' (seminar series: 'Evidence-based practice'), Violet Butler Seminar Room, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, 5 p.m.

WENDY RAMSHAW (artist-in-residence, St John's): 'Rings, brooches, gates, and mobiles' (talk, about work made and designed in Ms Ramshaw's studio), Auditorium, St John's, 5 p.m.

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Wednesday 27 April

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: 'India—myths and reality', 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 T. EARLE: 'Portuguese intellectual culture in Elizabethan and Jacobean Oxford: evidence from the Bodleian and college libraries' (Oxford Bibliographical Society: Annual General Meeting and Lecture), Cecil Jackson Room, Sheldonian, 3 p.m.

PATRICK MARBER (Cameron Mackintosh Visiting Professor of Contemporary Theatre): conversation with Michael Gearin-Tosh on the subject of Shakespeare's Othello, Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR LEONARD QUART: 'The state of New York City' (lecture), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

DR J. PRANTL and GEN. R. SMITH: 'The UNSC and the break-up of Yugoslavia' (seminar series: 'The UN Security Council and war'), Department of Politics and International Relations, 5 p.m.

DR MALCOLM VALE: 'Sir Thomas White' (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).

RENS HERINGA: 'Batik from East Java: turban textiles—reflections of time and space' (Oxford Asian Textile Group lecture), Pauling Centre, 58 Banbury Road, 5.45 p.m. (admission for visitors £2).

PROFESSOR J.I. BELL: 'Will genomics change Oslerian medicine?' (annual Oxford Osler Lecture), Lecture Theatre, Medical Sciences Teaching Centre, 6 p.m.

DR D. PATTERSON: 'Against all odds: the renascence of Hebrew literature' (David Patterson Seminars), OCHJS, Yarnton Manor, 8 p.m.

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Thursday 28 April

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: 'Performance matters', 9.15 a.m.; 'Induction and probation', 9.30 a.m.; 'Recruitment and selection—for those involved in academic appointments', 2 p.m.; 'Voice coaching', afternoon (for details see the IAUL site).

PROFESSOR BLEDDYN DAVIES and DR RAY JONES: 'Social care policy and older people: the Green Paper's logic' (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.

PROFESSOR ART BRIEF: 'Theory building and the Academy of Management Review' (seminar), Lecture Theatre 5, Saïd Business School, 12.30 p.m. (preceded by lunch and discussion with the speaker: details from eleanor.hudson@sbs.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR LIN NORTON: 'Assessment criteria: a contentious issue' (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 VERA GOWLLAND-DEBBAS, DAN SHAHAM (Israeli Embassy), PROFESSOR SIR ADAM ROBERTS, and PROFESSOR VAUGHAN LOWE: 'Israel's security barrier: the advisory opinion of the International Court of Justice' (panel discussion), Lecture Theatre, Manor Road Building, 4.30 p.m. (open to the public).

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

PETER MARSHALL: 'Witchcraft, sodomy, and the Bishop of Waterford' (seminar series: 'Religion in the British Isles 1400–1700'), Seminar Room, Corpus Christi, 5 p.m.

DAVID MASKELL: 'Racine, Judaism and Christianity: the enigmas of Athalie' (Early Modern French Seminar), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR G. CONWAY: 'Science, technology, and development' (Brian Walker Lecture on Environment and Development), Witts Lecture Theatre, Radcliffe Infirmary, 6 p.m.

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Friday 29 April

PROFESSOR ART BRIEF: 'Communities matter: the case of race relations in organisations' (seminar), Lecture Theatre 5, Saïd Business School, 12.30 p.m. (preceded by lunch and discussion with the speaker: details from eleanor.hudson@sbs.ox.ac.uk).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: 'Symbols in Western 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.)

TIBOR FRANK: 'Pleasing Britain, serving Hitler: the Hungarian political elite and the revision of the Treaty of Trianon, 1933–41' (East and East–Central Europe Seminar), MacGregor Room, Oriel, 2.15 p.m.

RALPH GRILLO: 'Debating cultural differences in multicultural societies' (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, 4.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR DIETER GRIMM: 'Integration by constitution? Expectations and perspectives in the process of European constitutionalisation' (German Rhodes Lecture), Rhodes House, 5 p.m. (The lecture will be delivered in English.)

PETER AVEN (President, Alfa Bank, Moscow): 'Economic policy under Putin: which way forward?' (Russian and Eurasian Studies Centre Special Lecture), Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

ADAM BERINSKY: 'Assuming the costs of war: events, elites, and the American public' (Nuffield Political Science Seminar Series), Clay Room, Nuffield, 5 p.m.

ARTHUR BENZ: 'Has the reform of federalism failed? An inside view of the Reform Commission's negotiations' (seminar series: 'Germany: the politics and policies of reform'), Seminar Room, European Studies Centre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

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Saturday 30 April

GUY FILLION: 'Le cinéma français' (workshop), Maison Française, 9.30 a.m.–4 p.m. (advance booking necessary: cost £5, students £2—e-mail: maison@herald.ox.ac.uk).



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Monday 2 May

PROFESSOR L. KECK: 'Why is Christology still necessary?' (Speaker's Lectures in Biblical Studies: 'Jesus in New Testament Christology'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR G.L. PATTISON: 'Reading the Bible as a key to Dostoevsky's fiction' (seminar series: 'The Bible in art, music, and literature'), Danson Room, Trinity, 5 p.m.

EMILIE SAVAGE-SMITH and others: 'Crossing cultures: reading, writing, and arithmetic' (New Ashmolean Museum and Humanities Division seminars: 'Crossing cultures—crossing time'), Khalili Research Centre, 3 St John's Street, 5 p.m.



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Tuesday 3 May

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

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: 'Fashion in Western 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.)

OPEN MEETING: discussion of the Governance Green Paper, Lecture Theatre, University Museum of Natural History, 4 p.m. (details of proposals at www.admin.ox.ac.uk/vc/gov/).

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

PROFESSOR R. GENZEL: 'Massive black holes' (Halley Lecture), Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

PROFESSOR W. JAMES: 'The legacy of anthropology: the qualities of time' (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.

PROFESSOR PETER BURKE: 'Tradition, memory, and institution' (inaugural St John's Founder's Lecture), Auditorium, St John's, 5.30 p.m. (admission free).

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