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Oxford University Gazette, 27 January 2005: Diary

Institute for the Advancement of University Learning Seminars: places should be booked in advance through the IAUL (telephone: (2)86808, e-mail: services@learning.ox.ac.uk, Internet: http://www.learning.ox.ac.uk).


Friday 28 January

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Introduction to the Bodleian Library', 10 a.m. (see information above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Glass', 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 M. ELLIOTT: `Catholicism and Irishness' (Ford's Lectures in British History: `Religion and identity in modern Irish history'), Schools, 5 p.m.

R. ROHRSCHNEIDER: `Responsible party government? Explaining party stances on European integration in post-Communist Eastern Europe' (Political Science Seminar Series), Clay Room, Nuffield, 5 p.m.

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Saturday 29 January

OXFORD PHILOMUSICA Graduate Composers' Workshop, 11 a.m., Sheldonian Theatre (free of charge and open to the public).

THE CHOIR OF ALL SAINTS CHURCH, Northampton, performs Britten's A Ceremony of Carols, 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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Sunday 30 January

MR RICHARD HUGHES preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

JIM BENNETT: `How does an astrolabe work?' (table talk), Museum of the History of Science, 2.30 p.m.

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Monday 31 January

THIERRY VEDEL: `The idea of electronic democracy: origins, visions, questions' (lecture), Maison Française, 12.30 p.m.

N. STAEHLE: ` "They didn't hang enough of them": British war crimes policy and Nazi doctors' (seminar series: `War and medicine since the eighteenth century', Wellcome Unit (47 Banbury Road), 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR H. BRADY: `Can social science concepts, measurements, and data support a science of human behaviour?' (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.

LORD RENTON: `The role of the whips in parliament' (seminar series: `Are Labour's constitutional changes working?'), Summer Common Room, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR PATRICK MARBER (Cameron Mackintosh Professor of Contemporary Theatre) talks to Michael Gearin-Tosh about his play Closer, and the recently released film version, Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR C. DAVIES: `Renaissance Latinists and the dignity of the Welsh' (lecture series: `Wales, Oxford, and beyond'), Schools, 5 p.m.

M. JARVENPAA and R. PIPER: `Information requirements for state- building—case study: Kosovo (UNMIK)' (lecture series: `State-building: governance and development under international administrations'), Politics Building, Manor Road, 5 p.m.

DR M. EDIN: `Institutionalising poverty in China: political incentives and constraints on local leaders' (Contemporary China Seminar), Seminar Room C, Social Sciences Building, 5 p.m.

DAVID CONSTANTINE and CHARLES LOUTH: `Winter words: Thomas Hardy and Queen's College' (an introduction and talk, with readings), Memorial Room, Queen's, 5 p.m. (admission free).

PROFESSOR P. JOHNSON: `Paying for our futures: the economics of pensions and healthcare' (Green College Lectures: `Longevity and livelihood'), Witts Lecture Theatre, Radcliffe Infirmary, 6 p.m.

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Tuesday 1 February

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Introductory Certificate in First-line Management', 9.30 a.m., `Small Group Teaching' (for humanities and social sciences—second meeting), 12.15 p.m.

G. BEVAN and C. HOOD: `Transparency, targets and gaming: the English NHS' (seminar series: `Playing the targets game: results driven government?'), Seminar Room, Oxford Internet Institute, 12.30 p.m.

BATE COLLECTION Gallery Talk: `The Baroque Flute' with Susanna Fairbairn (no booking necessary). 1–1.45 p.m., Bate Collection, Faculty of Music.

DR R. ALLISON: `Regional conflict and low-intensity warfare: Russian responses and perspectives' (discussion series: `The changing character of war'), Seminar Room A, Manor Road Building, 1 p.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `The Minoan heritage', 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 M. CHAPMAN: `Reflections on the Windsor Report' (seminar), Graham Room, Ripon College, Cuddesdon, 4.15 p.m. (to attend, e-mail: admin@ripon-cuddesdon.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR J.S. NYE: `Changing dimensions of power in international relations' (last of three Oliver Smithies Lectures), Schools, 5 p.m.

THE REVD DAVID KERRIGAN: `The missionary vocation, yesterday, today, and tomorrow' (Centre for Christianity and Culture lectures: `Christian vocation and public life in the twenty-first century'), Regent's Park, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR G. ROOM: `Complexity theory and its application to the social sciences' (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.

ALAN DUNCAN, MP, DR A. AL-SHAHI, and HILARY ANDERSSON: `Sudan' (seminar series: `Conflict resolution'), Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

GRADUATE STUDENTS' Colloquia: `Das deutsche Lied die Waffe: Constructions of National Identity in the German Male Choir Movement', Barbara Eichner (free of charge and open to the public), 5.15 p.m., Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music.

DR C. RUEMELIN: `Bound art: "livres de peintres" as objects of collecting' (lecture related to exhibition `Where poets and painters meet: Walter Strachan and the French "livre d'artiste" '), Voltaire Room, Taylor Institution Library, 5.30 p.m.

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Wednesday 2 February

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Small Group Teaching' (for Sciences and Medical Sciences—second 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 China', 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.)

LEOFRANC HOLFORD-STREVENS: `Polus and his urn' (Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama lecture), Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum, 2.15 p.m. (for further information e-mail: apgrd@classics.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR A. BAILEY (Cheryl and Reece Scott Professor of Psychiatry): `Autism: science and society' (Inaugural Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR P. GARNSEY: `Plato's "Communism", Aristotle's critique, and Proclus' defence' (Carlyle Lectures: `Ideas of property: antiquity and after'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR LARRY SCHAAF: `Science and the imagination; extensions of vision' (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).

DR A. KRAMER: `The holocaust at Louvain: cultural destruction and mass killing in the Great War' (lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

IAIN CHADWICK: `Old and new revolutionaries during the Paris Commune of 1871', and LEONORA FITZGIBBONS: `French and Italian socialism in the 1920s' (Modern French History Seminar), Modern European History Research Centre, Radcliffe Infirmary, 5 p.m.

DR M. RUHS: `Designing viable and ethical labour immigration policies' (Refugee Studies Centre seminars: `The ethics and politics of migration and displacement'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

DR Z. SHALEV: `Mapping the Bible in early modern Europe' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 8 p.m.

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Thursday 3 February

PROFESSOR M. ALTMAN: `Acquaintance rape on campus: policies and pedagogies' (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.

A. GEDDES: `Immigrant integration' (Oxford Centre of Migration, Policy, and Society seminar series: `Contemporary international migration—key issues'), Seminar Room, Pauling Centre (58a Banbury Road), 2 p.m.

DR NICHOLAS WALKER: `A general introduction to ILC machine issues' (second lecture in John Adams Institute for Accelerator Science series), Dennis Sciama Lecture Theatre, Denys Wilkinson Building, 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. LAND: `Overcoming barriers to student understanding: threshold concepts and troublesome knowledge' (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).

SARI NUSSEIBEH and ADMIRAL (RET.) AMI AYALON: `Israelis and Palestinians: where should we go from here?' (Isaiah Berlin Public Lectures in Middle East Dialogue), Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

H. BERNSTEIN: `Development studies and the Marxists' (Development seminar: `Frontiers of development studies'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

DR L. HARTLEY: ` "But can we be sure that things are at all like our feelings?" Walter Pater and the language of inner sense' (seminar series: `Fin de Siècle), Meyerstein Room (11), St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. PRETTY: `Agri-culture or agri-commodity? How will food, health, and the environment shape the landscape of England?' (Linacre Lectures: `The unmaking of the English landscape'), Main Hall Lecture Theatre, School of Geography, 5.15 p.m.

CLAIRE CAZANAVE: `Le dialogue au XVIIe siècle en France: un genre français moderne?' (Early Modern French Seminar), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

B. BADER: `The artist and the book in France and beyond' (lecture related to exhibition `Where poets and painters meet: Walter Strachan and the French "livre d'artiste" '), Voltaire Room, Taylor Institution Library, 5.30 p.m.

LORD PATTEN (Chancellor of the University): `Oxford twenty-five years on' (Radcliffe Lecture), Witts Lecture Theatre, Radcliffe Infirmary, 6 p.m.

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Friday 4 February

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Recruitment and selection—refresher course', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Gerald Reitlinger—collector of eastern ceramics', 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. COLLIER: `Will more money help Africa?' (Global Economic Governance Programme: `Making globalisation work for developing countries'), Goodhart Seminar Room, University College, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR M. ELLIOTT: `Persecution and religious identity' (Ford's Lectures in British History: `Religion and identity in modern Irish history'), Schools, 5 p.m.

H. BRADY: `Not a sure thing: the rise of Estonia's independence movement and the break-up of the Soviet Union' (Political Science Seminar Series), Clay Room, Nuffield, 5 p.m.

CONCERT of German cabaret songs, celebrating 100 years of German at Oxford, Holywell Music Room, 8 p.m. (admission free but space limited: for free reservation of seats e-mail to carolin.duttlinger@wadham.ox.ac.uk).

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Saturday 5 February

OXFORD PHILOMUSICA Conducting Masterclass with Alan Hazeldine (closed event: for university members only). 10 a.m., Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music.

MEMBERS OF THE EGLESFIELD MUSICAL SOCIETY perform music for violin and piano by Bach, Beethoven, and Schubert, 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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Sunday 6 February

DR STEVEN GUNN preaches the Sermon on the Grace of Humility, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 7 February

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `The history of the University', 2 p.m. (see information above).

J. MCCALMAN: `War service and the life course: working-class Australians, 1885--1985' (seminar series: `War and medicine since the eighteenth century', Wellcome Unit (47 Banbury Road), 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR A.J. LEGGETT: `Quantum liquids: Bose–Einstein condensation' (first of three Oliver Smithies Lectures), Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, 4.15 p.m.

ENSEMBLE ISIS: Composers' Workshop for wind quintet and string quartet (free of charge and open to the public), 4.15 p.m., Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music.

PROFESSOR D. HENDRY: `Quantification in the social sciences: an economist's perspective' (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.

SIR NEIL MCINTOSH: `How to make the referendum on the EU fair' (seminar series: `Are Labour's constitutional changes working?'), Summer Common Room, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

SIR GLANMOR WILLIAMS: `Oxford, London, Ewenni, and Rome: a Tudor Welshman's Odyssey' (lecture series: `Wales, Oxford, and beyond'), Schools, 5 p.m.

S. CLIFFE and R. CAPLAN: `Case study: East Timor (UNTAET)' (lecture series: `State-building: governance and development under international administrations'), Politics Building, Manor Road, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR U. LUZ: `The use of Art in the interpretation of the Passion. Narrative in Matthew as a hermeneutical challenge' (seminar series: `The Bible in Art, Music and Literature', Danson Room, Trinity, 5 p.m.

DR S. FEUCHTWANG: `Contrasting history, commemoration and recalling: China's Great Leap Famine, Germany's Third Reich, and Taiwan's White Terror' (Contemporary China Seminar), Seminar Room C, Social Sciences Building, 5 p.m.

DR A. KALACHE: `Rich and old; old and poor: contrasting worlds' (Green College Lectures: `Longevity and livelihood'), Witts Lecture Theatre, Radcliffe Infirmary, 6 p.m.

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