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Oxford University Gazette, 26 May 2005: Diary


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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Monday 30 May

PROFESSOR DAME JESSICA RAWSON and others: 'The making of the modern world: East meets West: the Silk Road' (New Ashmolean Museum and Humanities Division seminars: 'Crossing cultures—crossing time'), Khalili Research Centre, 3 St John's Street, 4 p.m.

PROFESSOR D. JASPER: 'Velázquez and the Bible: a hermeneutical challenge' (seminar series: 'The Bible in art, music, and literature'), Danson Room, Trinity, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR V.N. RAO: 'Classical and yet modern—Viswantha Satyanarayana, 1895–1976' (Radhakrishnan Memorial Lectures: 'Overlooked modernities in Indian literature'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

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Tuesday 31 May

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: 'Narrative paintings', 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.)

CONGRESSMAN CURT WELDON (Deputy Chairman, Homeland Security Committee and Armed Services Committee, US House of Representatives): 'Global transformation and the policies that affect it' (Pluscarden Programme for the Study of Intelligence and Global Terrorism), Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m. (enquiries: pluscarden.programme@sant.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR S. YABLO: 'Non-catastrophic presupposition failure' (Gareth Evans Memorial Lecture), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 5 p.m. (Further details at www.philosophy.ox.ac.uk.)

PROFESSOR SANDER GILMAN: 'Contemporary multiculturalism and the image of the Jews: the extra-Jewish perspective' (Weidenfeld Visiting Professor in European Comparative Literature lectures: 'Multiculturalism and the Jews'), Tsuzuki Lecture Theatre, St Anne's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR M. HUMPHREYS: 'The legacy of Darwin: evolutionary psychology, consciousness research, artificial intelligence, and Christian believing' (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.

NICOLE GORE reads from La nuit juste avant les forêts by BERNARD-MARIE KOLTÈS, with musical accompaniment by Robert Sale, Voltaire Room, Taylor Institution Library, 5.30 for 5.45 p.m. (Admission free. Enquiries: enquiries@taylib.ox.ac.uk.)

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Wednesday 1 June

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: 'Managing employee absence', 9.30 a.m. (for details see the IAUL site).

PATRICK MARBER (Cameron Mackintosh Visiting Professor of Contemporary Theatre) in conversation with CATE BLANCHETT, Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's, 5 p.m.

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

PROFESSOR R. LOUIS: 'The Suez Crisis and the United Nations' (seminar series: 'The UN Security Council and war'), Department of Politics and International Relations, 5 p.m.

DR E. MEYER: 'Roman tabulae, Egyptian Christians, and the Codex' (Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents lecture), Large Seminar Room, Classics Centre, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR WENDY JAMES: 'Paradoxes of self-determination' (Refugee Studies Centre: Elizabeth Colson Lecture), Lecture Theatre, University Museum of Natural History, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

PROFESSOR TIMOTHY GARTON ASH: 'What chance of a free world?' (Professor Garton Ash will discuss the themes of his new book Free World: Why a crisis of the West reveals the opportunity of our time ), Nissan Institute Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m. (meeting chaired by Sir Marrack Goulding).

ETIENNE BALIBAR: 'Rousseau and equaliberty: transformations of an aporia' (Rousseau Lectures on Inequality), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

J. KIRKPATRICK: 'Jews and pagans in Roman Palestine' (David Patterson Seminars), OCHJS, Yarnton Manor, 8 p.m.

RICHARD RUSBRIDGER: 'The Oedipus Complex' (seminar series: 'The academic face of psychoanalysis'), New Seminar Room, St John's, 8.15 p.m.

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Thursday 2 June

LONG THANH GIANG: 'Net pension liabilities and intergenerational relations in an ageing society: the case of Vietnam' (Oxford Institute of Ageing seminars), Seminar Room G, Social Sciences Building, 12.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR W.R. LOUIS: 'From the revolution in Aden and the Palestine Question to the 1973 Middle East war' (Leonard Stein Lectures: 'The long shadow of Suez'), Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

SINNIKA VAKIMO: 'Gendered experience of ageing in the context of body and cultural change—some preliminary thoughts' (International Gender Studies Centre seminars: 'Issues of women, gender, and development—work-in-progress'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR C.M. LEONARD: 'Cerebral asymmetry: why a left and a right brain?' (Waynflete Lectures: 'Brainprints—a biological approach to understanding learning disability'), Grove Auditorium, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

BRETT USHER: 'Deprivation and restoration: the fortunes of married clergy in the Diocese of London, 1554–64' (seminar series: 'Religion in the British Isles 1400–1700'), Seminar Room, Corpus Christi, 5 p.m.

ERICA RUNDLE: 'Primate dramas and the crisis of humanism' (Posthumanism Lecture Series), Rothermere American Institute, 5 p.m.

TATIANA KONTOU: 'Spectral theatricals: performativity in sensation fiction and the séance', and PROFESSOR J. GALVAN: 'Hypnosis, modernity, and the recording unconscious at the fin de siècle ' (seminar series: 'Fin de Siècle '), Meyerstein Room (11), St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

MICHEL MURAT: 'Le coup de dés de Mallarmé: un recommencement du vers' (Modern French Seminar), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

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Friday 3 June

CONFERENCE: 'Wind, life, and health: anthropological and historical perspectives', Osler–McGovern Centre, 13 Norham Gardens (further details at www.isca.ox.ac.uk/events/poster.shtml; continues tomorrow).

CONFERENCE: 'Cultural and minority rights', Maison Française, 9.30 a.m.–6 p.m. (continues tomorrow, 9.30 a.m.–6 p.m.).

CONFERENCE: 'Brazil abroad: the reception of Brazilian culture in Europe and the United States', Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (pre- registration required: enquiries@brazil.ox.ac.uk).

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: 'Appraisal skills', 9.30 a.m. (for details see the IAUL site).

ORSOLYA SZAKÁLY: 'The Duke of York as King of Hungary? Britain and the Hungarian Conspiracy of 1788–90' (East and East–Central Europe Seminar), MacGregor Room, Oriel, 2.15 p.m.

LOUIS LAMPHERE: 'Migration, multiculturalism, and identity: Navajo perspectives' (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.

WOLFGANG MERKEL: 'A lack of reform capacity? The Red–Green Government in European perspective' (seminar series: 'Germany: the politics and policies of reform'), Seminar Room, European Studies Centre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR L. GOEHR: 'Modernist narratives of the end of art: Adorno and Danto' (seminar series: 'Philosophy and theory of the visual arts'), Danson Room, Trinity, 5 p.m.

DR SIMON GREEN: 'Fading grandees and fractious dons' (Chichele Lectures: 'To the margins of the Establishment: All Souls after 1945'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

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Saturday 4 June

EGLESFIELD MUSIC SOCIETY RECITAL: MINERVA BAROQUE ENSEMBLE, Queen's, 1.15 p.m.

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Sunday 5 June

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

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Monday 6 June

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

DR D. HAYCOCK: 'Pills, balms, and elixirs: making and selling new medicines in later seventeenth-century London' (seminar series: 'Medicine, surgery, and culture'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 45 Banbury Road, 2.15 p.m.

RUTH BARNES and others: 'The making of the modern world: East meets West: the spice trade' (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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