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Oxford University Gazette, 3 November 2005: Diary


Friday 4 November

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: 'Job search and interview skills for contract research staff', 9.15 a.m. (for details see the IAUL site).

SYMPOSIUM on the 400th anniversary of Don Quixote, Saskatchewan Room, Exeter, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. (marking 100 years of Spanish at Oxford).

JANE PARISH: 'Anti-witchcraft shrines, spread betting and football' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminar: 'Games are not trivial pursuits'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

CONFERENCE: 'Science, capitale, et sociabilité: Paris–Londres', Maison Française, 2–6 p.m. (Continues tomorrow, 9.30 a.m.–6.30 p.m. Details from the Maison: maison@herald.ox.ac.uk.)

LINDSAY WHITFIELD: 'Stifling with aid? Ownership and the expanding presence of donors' (International Economic Governance Programme seminar), Goodhart Seminar Room, University, 2 p.m.

P. WADE: 'Hybridity theory and kinship thinking' (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology seminars), 64 Banbury Road, 4.15 p.m.

PETER RIDDELL: 'British politics and the media' ('Media and Politics' seminar series), Nuffield, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. SAVULESCU: 'The ethics of biological modification of human beings' (Herbert Spencer Lectures: 'Biology and ethics'), Schools, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

PROFESSOR A. RAHMEMA: 'The evolving political role of the clergy in the Islamic Republic (1978–2005)' (seminar series on Iran), the Buttery, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

SAÏD BUSINESS SCHOOL: launch of Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation, 5 p.m. (registration: www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/taxlaunch05).

PROFESSOR FRANCISCO RICO: 'Don Quijote, o la historia de la novela' (Taylor Special Lecture—marking 100 years of Spanish at Oxford), Room 2, Taylor Institution, 5.30 p.m.

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Saturday 5 November

RECITAL, with Deborah Steele (alto) and Elizabeth Kelly (soprano), the chapel, Queen's, 1.15 p.m. (admission free, with retiring collection).

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Sunday 6 November

THE REVD PROFESSOR CANON MARILYN MCCORD ADAMS preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 7 November

M. MABILIA: 'Sexually transmitted infections: an Italian study of sexual health behaviour of school-age children in Veneto, Italy' (Fertility and Reproduction Seminars: 'Aspects of sexuality across cultures'), Seminar Room, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: 'Assertiveness'—day 1, 2 p.m. (for details see the IAUL site).

ABIGAIL WOODS: ' "Physician of the farm": the reorientation of British veterinary practice, 1930–50' (seminars: 'Veterinary science and medical entomology'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR L. ZEDNER: 'Securing liberty in the face of terror: reflections from criminal justice' (Centre for Socio-Legal Studies seminars: 'Security, citizenship, and the law: regulating boundaries'), Seminar Room B, Manor Road Building, 4.30 p.m.

DR TONY WRIGHT, MP, and SIR HAYDEN PHILLIPS: 'Parliament and the prerogative' (seminar series: 'Do our institutions work?'), Summer Common Room, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR ANTHONY REID: 'Understanding Asian nationalisms: whither Aceh and Indonesia?' (South-east Asian Studies Seminar), Deakin Room, Founder's Building, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

PANEL DISCUSSION: 'After 3 October: EU–Turkish relations (speakers Dr G. Aybet, Professor A. Kadioglu, Professor L. Künhardt, and Dr K. Nicolaïdis), New Seminar Room, European Studies Centre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

STEPHEN SIMON: 'Building a successful Palestinian state' (Isaiah Berlin Lecture in Middle East Dialogue), Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

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Tuesday 8 November

LORD WINSTON: 'Manipulating reproduction' (Tanner Lectures on Human Values: 'The beginning life. Biology is finally replacing God?'), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR A. SEDLMAIER: 'Americanisation, consumerism and the uses of the international style in Cold War Berlin' (American History Research Seminar), Seminar Room, Rothermere American Institute, 4 p.m.

PROFESSOR RICHARD CROUTER: 'On needing the Niebuhrs: the plight of Protestant theology in America' (Jaspers Lecture), Graham Room, Ripon College, Cuddesdon, 4.15 p.m. (to attend, contact Ripon College: tel. Oxford 874404, or e-mail: admin@ripon-cuddesdon.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR M. CARRUTHERS: 'Thinking with images' (George Eastman Lectures: 'The arts of memory and the arts of thought: historical perspectives'), Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 4.30 p.m.

DR ADNAN PACHACHI: 'Iraq's constitution and the path to democracy' (lecture), Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR ALLEN WOOD: 'Sex, lies (without the videotape)' (Isaiah Berlin Lectures: 'Kantian ethics'), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR ELAINE STORKEY: 'Christianity and the culture of feminism' (Oxford Centre for Christianity and Culture lectures: 'Christianity and culture: a critical encounter'), Regent's Park College, 5 p.m.

JEAN-CHRISTOPHE MERLE: 'Cultural defence and equality before the law' (seminar series: 'Global inequalities, local injustices'), Seminar Room A, Department of Politics and International Relations, 5 p.m.

DR N. BOWLES: Ideas, institutions, and innovation: Richard Nixon's direction of policy change' (American Political Institutions seminars), Seminar Room, Rothermere American Institute, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR ROBIN WILSON: 'Maps, maidens, and molecules' (Ollerenshaw Lecture in Mathematics), Flora Anderson Hall, Somerville, 5 p.m.

ROGER MIDDLETON: 'Practising medieval French literature: the manuscripts' (Medieval French Seminar), Balliol, 5.15 p.m.

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Wednesday 9 November

ORGAN RECITAL: Tom Wilkinson, the chapel, Queen's, 1.10 p.m. (admission free, with retiring collection).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: 'Introduction to ancient Egypt', 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.)

LORD WINSTON: 'Stem cells: hope or hype?' (Tanner Lectures on Human Values: 'The beginning life. Biology is finally replacing God?'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR SIR ADAM ROBERTS, KAREN SMITH, and MARTIN WOOLLACOTT: round-table discussion of Richard Caplan's Europe and the Recognition of New States in Yugoslavia (lecture series: 'Britain and Europe'), European Studies Centre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

DR A. HAMMERSTAD: 'Forced migration and security after 9/11: threat or hype?' (Refugee Studies Centre: public seminars), Department of Development Studies, Mansfield Road, 5 p.m.

DR M. MUKADAMD: 'Education and faith schools in Britain' (seminar series: 'Muslims in Britain: issues and reflections'), Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR S. GORDON: 'An AIDS educational project in South Africa' (Department of Social Policy and Social Work seminars: 'Multidisciplinary perspectives on HIV/AIDS prevention and policy'), Violet Butler Seminar Room, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, 5 p.m.

MAJ.-GEN. A.R.E. STEWART: 'Multinational command: Iraq, 2003–4' (seminar series: 'Campaigning and generalship'), Wharton Room, All Souls, 5.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR H. WILLIAMSON: ' "Swords into ploughshares": vision and reality in a biblical prophecy' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 8 p.m.

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Thursday 10 November

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

J. HOFFMAN: ' "Is gerontology in Africa necessarily African gerontology?" Towards a reconstruction of elderliness in contemporary South Africa' (Oxford Institute of Ageing seminars), Seminar Room G, Social Sciences Building, 12.30 p.m.

P. TONINATO: 'Breaking the silence: the female voice in Italian Romani poetry' (International Gender Studies Centre seminars: 'The Mediterranean: a place of passage, transition, and change'), Queen Elizabeth House, Mansfield Road, 2 p.m.

LIZ FEKETE: 'Xeno-racism: the threat to refugee protection' (ESRC Centre on Migration, Policy, and Society (COMPAS) seminar series: 'Racism and the new immigration: theories and practices'), Pauling Centre, 58a Banbury Road, 2 p.m.

DAN RATHER: 'The Reagan years' (Rothermere American Institute Annual Conference: 'The United States in the 1980s: the Reagan years'), the chapel, Mansfield, 5 p.m. (Registration by e-mail essential: academic.programme@rai.ox.ac.uk.)

PROFESSOR LESZEK KOLAKOWSKI and PROFESSOR JOHN GRAY: 'Marxism: the greatest fantasy of the twentieth century?' (panel discussion in lecture series: 'Britain and Europe'), Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

DR STUART MURRAY: 'Narratives of fascination: children and autism in contemporary literature and film' (seminar series: 'Children and health'), Summer Common Room, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR IAN MACLEAN: 'Médecins et mirabilia au XVIe siècle' (Early Modern French Seminar), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR S.D. GONSON: 'Aligning interests and rights: re-establishing a framework for the ownership of intellectual property' (seminar), E.P. Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green College, 6 p.m.

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Friday 11 November

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

PROFESSOR R. HARRE: 'Games as determinants and precursors of social reality' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminar: 'Games are not trivial pursuits'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

PROFESSOR M.F. THOMASHOW: 'Gene regulons and regulatory pathways involved in plant cold acclimation' (G.E. Blackman Lecture), Large Lecture Theatre, Department of Plant Sciences, 4 p.m.

D. PRATTEN: 'The man-leopard murder mysteries: history and society in colonial Nigeria' (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology seminars), 64 Banbury Road, 4.15 p.m.

TOM WOLFE: 'Ronald the lion-hearted' (Rothermere American Institute Annual Conference: 'The United States in the 1980s: the Reagan years'), Milner Hall, Rhodes House, 5 p.m. (Registration by e-mail essential: academic.programme@rai.ox.ac.uk.)

PROFESSOR LORD MORGAN: 'Lloyd George, the French, and the Germans' (Ford Special Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR SIR GHILLEAN PRANCE: 'Plants, patents, and the rights of the indigenous peoples' (Herbert Spencer Lectures: 'Biology and ethics'), Schools, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

ANDREW JACK: 'Dependence and diversity in the post-Soviet media' (Russian and East European Studies lecture), the Buttery, Wolfson, 5 p.m. (for further details e-mail: carol.leonard@sant.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR S. LOTFIAN: 'Iran's nuclear policy and its foreign impact' (seminar series on Iran), the Buttery, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

DR THERESA BURT DE PERERA: 'Fish in space!' (Richardson Lecture), Pusey Lecture Room, Keble, 5.30 p.m.

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