Oxford University Gazette, 2 February 2006: Diary
Friday 3 February
DR C. BRANT.: 'Scenting a subject: the cultural functions of smell' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminars: 'A sense of identity'), Lecture Theatre, 61 Banbury Road, 11 a.m.
ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: 'The workshop in Renaissance Florence', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £2. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.1 p.m., or e-mail: email@example.com.)
PROFESSOR JOHN MORRILL: ' "Inextricable Labyrinths": Scotland and Regicide' (Ford's Lectures in British History: 'Living with revolution: the peoples of Britain and Ireland and the Civil Wars'), Schools, 5 p.m.
DOMINIC GRIEVE, MP: 'Is journalism good for democracy?' (Media and Politics seminar series), Seminar Room, Nuffield, 5 p.m.
MANFRED GÖRTEMAKER: 'The failed European Defence Community as facilitator for the path to European Economic Community' (lecture series: 'European crises 19452005: challenge and response in European integration'), European Studies Centre, 5 p.m.
P. SALEM: 'Lebanon's troubled rebirth: power, politics and democracy in post-Syrian Lebanon' (seminar series: 'The politics of elections in the Middle East today'), the Buttery, St Antony's, 5 p.m. (enquiries: Oxford (2)84780 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
PROFESSOR PINO BONGIORNO: 'Lucio Colletti: Il cammino di un filosofo contemporaneo: the journey of a contemporary philosopher' (lecture), Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.
Saturday 4 February
A CAPELLA PORTUGUESA (dir. Owen Rees) performs 'My beloved is mine and I am his': The Song of Songs in polyphonic masterpieces from Golden Age Spain and Portugal, the chapel, Queen's, 8.15 p.m. (tickets £12/£5 from 01749 email@example.com, or at the door).
Sunday 5 February
THE REVD DR RALPH WALLER preaches on the subject 'John Wesley: saint or sinner', St Mary's, 10 a.m.
BALLIOL CONCERTS: the London Conchord, the Hall, Balliol, 9 p.m. (non- members of the University, and those not accompanied by a member of the University, should collect free tickets from the Balliol Lodge by 9 p.m. on the previous day).
Monday 6 February
LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'A history of the University', 2 p.m. (see information above).
GUILLAUME LACHENAL: 'The apotheosis of colonial medicine: celebrations and contradictions of sleeping sickness chemoprophylaxis in late colonial Cameroon, 194859' (seminar series: 'Medicine in the modern non-Western world'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 2.15 p.m.
PROFESSOR J.P. CARLEY (Leverhulme Visiting Professor): 'Henry VIII and his marginalia' (lecture series: 'The sixteenth-century English library: monastery and private collection'), St Cross Building, 4.30 p.m.
DR MAGDALENA SENGAYEN: 'The changing legal cultures in post-Socialist states and the position of consumers: case study of Hungary, Poland, and the Czech Republic' (Centre for Socio-Legal Studies: public seminars), Seminar Room B, Manor Road Building, 4.30 p.m.
PROFESSOR COLIN KIDD: 'Northern antiquity: the ethnology of liberty in eighteenth-century Europe' (Enlightenment Workshop), Voltaire Foundation, 99 Banbury Road, 5 p.m.
PROFESSOR K.J. MOK: 'One country, diverse systems: politics of educational decentralisation in urban China' (Contemporary China Seminars), Seminar Room 206, Institute for Chinese Studies, 5 p.m.
PROFESSOR J. HARVEY: ' "The Vision... as the words of a book (Isa. 29.11): the Bible as contemporary art' (seminar series: 'The Bible in art, music, and literature'), Danson Room, Trinity, 5 p.m.
PROFESSOR ALAN MILWARD: 'Why have countries joined the EC/EU? Britain's accession in wider perspective' (Seminar in Economic and Social History), Seminar Room, European Studies Centre, 5 p.m.
PROFESSOR D.J. IBBETSON: 'English law and European law: an historian's view' (Richard Youard Lecture in Legal History), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 5.30 p.m.
LORD OXBURGH OF LIVERPOOL: 'Energy and climatetime for doing rather than talking' (Green College Lectures: 'Climate changeevidence, effects, and evasive action'), Witts Lecture Theatre, Radcliffe Infirmary, 6 p.m.
Tuesday 7 February
LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Small group teachingHumanities and Social Sciences' (final meeting), 12 noon (for details, see the Learning Institute site).
PROFESSOR ALISON WOLF: 'Ranking schools: education league tables' (Workshop series: 'Ranking public services: from local to global'), Oxford Internet Institute, 12.30 p.m
ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: 'Pilgrimage Exhibition', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £2. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.1 p.m., or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.)
PAUL QUARRIE: 'The library of the Earls of Macclesfield: a brief account' (Friends of the Bodleian thirty-minute lecture), Cecil Jackson Room, Sheldonian, 1 p.m. (enquiries: (2)77234; email@example.com).
DR DAVID FELDMAN: 'Jews and the British Empire c.1900' (Seminar in Modern European Jewish History), European Studies Centre, 2.15 p.m.
PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER BUTLER: ' "Postmodernism"and after?' (James Martin Institute for Science and Civilisation seminar series: 'Humanities and the future of humanity'), Saïd Business School, 4 p.m.
JEREMY TREGLOWN: 'Authorised, unauthorised, de-authorised.. . custody and access in relation to biography' (lecture series: 'Biographers at work'), Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 4 p.m.
THE RT. HON. MICHAEL ANCRAM, MP, THE RT. HON. PAUL MURPHY, MP, and
PROFESSOR TARIQ RAMADAN: 'Should we talk to terrorists?' (St Antony's Visiting Parliamentary Fellows seminars: 'Terrorism: roots and responses'), Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.
DR COLIN KIDD: 'From assimilationist jurisprudence to legal nationalism' (Carlyle Lectures: 'The varieties of Unionism in Scottish political thought 17071974'), Schools, 5 p.m.
PROFESSOR M. POTUCEK: 'State transformations in central and eastern Europe' (Current Issues in Social Policy seminars: 'Wefare state transformations'), Violet Butler Seminar Room, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, 5 p.m.
DR ULRIKE ROESLER: 'Reading, seeing, and hearing: texts from India and Tibet as sources for the understanding of religions' (Interdisciplinary Seminar in the Study of Religions), Seminar Room, Oriel, 5 p.m.
DR U. VOLLMER: 'Blessed are those who are seen? Incarnation as cinema's destiny' (Centre for Christianity and Culture public lectures: 'Flickering images: theology, film, and culture'), Regent's Park College, 5 p.m.
J.-J. VINCENSINI: 'Le récit médiéval et les valeurs de le répetition: enjeux esthétiques et culturels de quelques motifs narratifs' (Medieval French Seminar), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.
A. BUCKLE: ' "Fit for a king": Richard Beauchamp and music at Warwick, 14001550' (Graduate Students' Colloquia), Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music, 5.15 p.m.
ARMANDO IANNUCCI (News International Visiting Professor of Broadcast Media): 'Help! TV comedy under threat' (News International Visiting Professor Lectures: 'British comedy: dead or alive?'), St Anne's, 5.30 p.m.
VITTORIA FEOLA: 'New light on Elias Ashmole' (public lecture, marking the return of the Tradescant Collection), Museum of the History of Science, 7 p.m. (admission free).
Wednesday 8 February
LEARNING INSTITUTE seminars: 'Time management for managers and academic/research staff', 9.30 a.m.; 'Small group teachingSciences and Medical Sciences' (final meeting), 12 noon; and 'Assertiveness'day 1, 2 p.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).
ORGAN RECITAL: Nicholas Wearne, the chapel, Queen's, 1.10 p.m. (admission free, with retiring collection).
ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: 'Small treasures of the Ashmolean', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £2. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.1 p.m., or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.)
WLODZIMIERZ STANIEWSKI (Gardzienice Theatre Company, Lublin) discusses his productions of Metamorfozy and Euripides' Electra, with practical demonstrations (Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama meeting), the Auditorium, Magdalen, 2.15 p.m.
OLIVER ZIMMER: 'Language and nationalism in Switzerland c.17981945' (interdisciplinary seminars: 'Language and history'), MacGregor Room, Oriel, 2.15 p.m.
PROFESSOR TOM PHILLIPS: 'Microretrospective': introduction to an exhibition at the Ashmolean Museum (Slade Lectures 2006: 'Making art workthe artist in the studio'), Ashmolean, 5 p.m. (open to the public).
JULIA POWLES: 'The challenges of old age in a Zambian refugee settlement: the story of Ruth Kutemba' (Refugee Studies Centre: public seminars), Seminar Room 2, Department of International Development, Mansfield Road, 5 p.m. (check for late changes at www.rsc.ox.ac.uk).
DR ANTONI ÜÇERLER: 'Aristotle and Aquinas in Japanese dress: A unique Magdalen College treasure' (D'Arcy Lectures: 'Christianity "Made in Japan": the Jesuit enterprise, 1549--1640'), Schools, 5 p.m.
PROFESSOR RACHEL BOWLBY: 'Family realisms: Freud and Greek tragedy' (F.W. Bateson Memorial Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.
DAVID CONSTANTINE reads selections of his translations and comments on issues arising from his work, the Buttery, Wolfson, 7.30 p.m.
DR J. EDWARDS: 'The Jews and the Spanish Inquisition: a controversy revisited' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 8 p.m.
Thursday 9 February
ORGAN RECITAL with Myles Hartley, the chapel, Harris Manchester, 1.30 p.m. (admission free, with retiring collection).
PROFESSOR HENRY SHUE: ' "Pre-emption": justified preventive attack?' (seminar series: 'Normative theory and the use of force'), Schools, 2 p.m.
PROFESSOR RINUS PENNINX: 'Shaping migration research strategies: the Dutch experience' (COMPAS seminarsCentre on Migration, Policy and Society: 'Shaping migration research strategies: national research centres, government policies, and public attitudes'), Pauling Centre, 58a Banbury Road, 2 p.m.
DR J. THOMAS: 'Compound life: expatriate families in the Middle East' (International Gender Studies Centre lectures: 'Transnational people: globally mobile professional people'), Department for International Development, 2 p.m.
DR J. PARKER: 'Tutorialsreproducing or re-engaging disciplinary processes?' (Learning Institute Research Seminars), Meeting Room, Learning Institute, Littlegate House, 4 p.m. (to attend, contact: email@example.com).
PROFESSOR PERRY BLACKSHEAR: 'How Oliver Smithies changed my lifetwice!' (first of three Oliver Smithies Lectures), Lecture Room XXIII, Balliol, 5 p.m.
DR STEPHEN RAYNER: 'Climate technology and development' (Development Seminars), Seminar Room 2, Department of International Development, 5 p.m.
PROFESSOR SUSAN OWENS: 'Taking advice? Policy, politics and the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution, 19702006' (Linacre Lectures: 'Environmental Governance'), Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, 5.15 p.m.
L. HILL: 'A literary absolute: Blanchot, Romanticism, Sade' (Modern French Seminar), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.
PROFESSOR SIR KEITH O'NIONS: 'The ten-year challenge for UK science and innovation' (first Wolfson Haldane Lecture), the Hall, Wolfson, 6 p.m. (tickets not required).
CONVERSATION between Nancy Greenspan and Gustav Born, built around letters between Einstein and Born and between Gustav Born and his father, Museum of the History of Science, 7 p.m. (admission free).
Friday 10 February
E. EWART: 'Seeing, hearing and speaking: morality and sense among the Panará of central Brazil' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminars: 'A sense of identity'), Lecture Theatre, 61 Banbury Road, 11 a.m.
ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: 'Watchesjewel or machine?', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £2. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.1 p.m., or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.)
PROFESSOR JOHN MORRILL: ' "Ubi solitudinem faciunt, pacem appellant": the English in Ireland' (Ford's Lectures in British History: 'Living with revolution: the peoples of Britain and Ireland and the Civil Wars'), Schools, 5 p.m.
JÜRGEN ELVERT: 'The institutional paradox: how crises have reinforced integration' (lecture series: 'European crises 19452005: challenge and response in European integration'), European Studies Centre, 5 p.m.
W. HALE: 'Elections and political change in Turkey' (seminar series: 'The politics of elections in the Middle East today'), the Buttery, St Antony's, 5 p.m. (enquiries: Oxford (2)84780 or email@example.com).