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Oxford University Gazette, 6 October 2005: Diary


Friday 7 October

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: 'Chinese paintings: the mystery of empty space', 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.)

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Sunday 9 October

MICHAELMAS FULL TERM begins.

THE REVD CANON FLORA WINFIELD preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 10 October

WILLIAM BEINART: 'Transhumance, disease and veterinary regulation in South Africa' (seminars: 'Veterinary science and medical entomology'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 2.15 p.m.

GEORGE OSBORNE, MP: 'Why government needs a strong opposition' (seminar series: 'Do our institutions work?'), Auditorium, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

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Tuesday 11 October

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: 'Recruitment and selection—for those involved in academic appointments', 9.30 a.m. (for details see the IAUL site).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: 'Costume in portraits', 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. CARRUTHERS: 'Ars memorativa and ars oblivionalis : arts of memory as arts of invention' (George Eastman Lectures: 'The arts of memory and the arts of thought: historical perspectives'), Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 4.30 p.m.

VALLI MOOSA (President, World Conservation Union): 'Developing a conservation strategy for Africa' (Trapnell Lecture), Main Lecture Theatre, Centre for the Environment, Dyson Perrins Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR ALLEN WOOD: 'What is Kantian ethics?' (Isaiah Berlin Lectures: 'Kantian ethics'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR E. KOCH: 'Orpheus at the Mughal court: Jahangir's album as think-tank for allegory' (William Cohn Memorial Lecture), Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean, 5 p.m.

FRANCIS CHEVENAL: 'Migration and global inequalities. A European perspective' (seminar series: 'Global inequalities, local injustices'), Seminar Room A, Department of Politics and International Relations, 5 p.m.

PETER HAIDU: 'Untimely reflections on medieval postcolonialism' (Medieval French Seminar), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

SHAMI CHAKRABARTI: 'Rights, freedoms, and terror' (Hands Lecture), Lecture Theatre, University Museum of Natural History, Parks Road, 5.30 p.m. (booking essential: contact Jane Buswell, (2)82894 or jane.buswell@Mansfield.ox.ac.uk).

THE REVD CANON DR JANE SHAW preaches (Court Sermon), Cathedral, 6 p.m.



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Wednesday 12 October

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

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: 'A celebration and farewell to India', 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.)

SIR STEPHEN WALL, PROFESSOR PATRICK MINFORD and PROFESSOR ANTHONY NICHOLLS: 'Has EU membership been good for Britain?' (lecture series: 'Britain and Europe'), Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m. (meeting chaired by Timothy Garton Ash).

DR M. SVASEK: 'Belonging, non-belonging, and emotional dynamics' (Refugee Studies Centre: public seminars), Department of Development Studies, Mansfield Road, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR H. JAFFE: 'Reflections on the early days of AIDS: progression thus far and challenges remaining' (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.

LT.-GEN. SIR JOHN KISZELY: 'British operational thinking and Iraq 2005' (seminar series: 'Campaigning and generalship'), Wharton Room, All Souls, 5.15 p.m.

JACQUES REDA, author, presents and reads from his work, Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

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Thursday 13 October

TOM GALLAGHER: 'Eurocrats on the Black Sea: the meaning for Romania of EU accession' (lecture series: 'Britain and Europe'), European Studies Centre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

LAURENCE BROCKLISS: 'Rousseau, French medicine and the invention of paediatrics' (seminar series: 'Children and health'), Summer Common Room, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

MICHAEL HAWCROFT: 'Declaiming Racine' (Early Modern French Seminar), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

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Friday 14 October

ISTVAN PRAET: 'Game playing when grieving at funerals in Ecuador' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminar: 'Games are not trivial pursuits'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: 'Oriental influence on contemporary 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.)

CONFERENCE: 'Science, capitals, and expertise', 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.)

PROFESSOR H. AHMADI: 'Ethnic issues and the presidential election in Iran' (seminar series on Iran), the Buttery, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

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Sunday 16 October

THE VEN. DR WILLIAM JACOB preaches the Ramsden Sermon, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 17 October

GABRIEL GACHELIN: 'The construction of French medical entomology, c. 1880–1914' (seminars: 'Veterinary science and medical entomology'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 2.15 p.m.

DR C. PARKER: 'Meta-regulating corporate governance: legal accountability for corporate social responsibility' (Centre for Socio-Legal Studies seminars: 'Security, citizenship, and the law: regulating boundaries'), Seminar Room B, Manor Road Building, 4.30 p.m.

LORD WOOLF: 'The courts' place in the constitution' (seminar series: 'Do our institutions work?'), Auditorium, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

JACQUELINE ROSE in conversation with PROFESSOR AVI SHLAIM: 'The question of Zion', Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.



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Tuesday 18 October

PROFESSOR ARON SHAI (Bertelsman Europaeum Visiting Professor of Twentieth- century Jewish Politics and History): 'China and Israel: strange bedfellows—the first phase: Jews and Chinese up to HaCohen's mission' (lecture series: 'An historian's reflections on four controversies'), Council Room, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: 'Supporting researchers: a briefing for those who manage contract research staff', 12.30 p.m. (for details see the IAUL site).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: 'Symbolism 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.)

PROFESSOR M. CARRUTHERS: 'Structures for channelling the giddy brain' (George Eastman Lectures: 'The arts of memory and the arts of thought: historical perspectives'), Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 4.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR ALLEN WOOD: 'Formulations of the moral law' (Isaiah Berlin Lectures: 'Kantian ethics'), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR N. WOOD: ' "Do be do be do" Descartes, Sartre and Sinatra: Christianity, culture and the modern world' (Oxford Centre for Christianity and Culture lectures: 'Christianity and culture: a critical encounter'), Regent's Park College, 5 p.m.

THOMAS POGGE: 'Why global inequality matters? An instrumental argument' (seminar series: 'Global inequalities, local injustices'), Seminar Room A, Department of Politics and International Relations, 5 p.m.

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Wednesday 19 October

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: 'Welcome to the University', 11 a.m. (for details see the IAUL site).

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

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: 'Introduction to Walter Sickert and the Camden Town Group', 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 V. PUPAVAC: 'The demoralised refugee subject' (Refugee Studies Centre: public seminars), Department of Development Studies, Mansfield Road, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR A. MCLEAN: 'HIV evolution—for better or for worse' (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.

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Thursday 20 October

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: 'Leading teams'—day 1, 9.30 a.m. (for details see the IAUL site).

DR R. MORAN: 'The Salford RAPAR SRB5 Project: a case study in racism, asylum, and the politics of action research' (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.

PROFESSOR C. KREBER: 'Differences between arts and science staff in their reflecting and knowing about teaching' (Institute for the Advancement of University Learning: research seminars), IAUL Meeting Room, Level 2, Littlegate House, St Ebbe's, 4 p.m. (for further information, tel. (2)86811, or e-mail: rocio.garavito@learning.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR ARON SHAI (Bertelsman Europaeum Visiting Professor of Twentieth- century Jewish Politics and History): 'China and Israel: strange bedfellows—the second phase: the Phalcon Affair—what next' (lecture series: 'An historian's reflections on four controversies'), Council Room, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

JEREMY LLEWELLYN: 'The versus de musica Ars humana and Musical Transmission in Early Medieval Italy'( Seminar in late Medieval and Renaissance Music, All Souls, 5 p.m. (Free of charge and open to the public.)

RICHARD SMITH: 'Epidemiological change and human agency in the determination of infant and early childhood mortality in England and her neighbours, c. 1650–1850' (seminar series: 'Children and health'), Summer Common Room, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

MICHEL BUTOR: 'Le voyageur acharné' (Centenary of French in Oxford Lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR D. MATTINGLY: 'Beyond vulgarity and ugliness: some reflections on Roman imperialism' (Ronald Syme Lecture), the Hall, Wolfson, 6 p.m.

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Friday 21 October

PROFESSOR R. BARNES: 'Playing Mancala, taking heads and capturing souls, in Kédang, Indonesia' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminar: 'Games are not trivial pursuits'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

DR S. THOMAS: 'Biology and ethics: progress and challenges' (Herbert Spencer Lectures: 'Biology and ethics'), Schools, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

PROFESSOR ARON SHAI (Bertelsman Europaeum Visiting Professor of Twentieth- century Jewish Politics and History): 'Teaching Jewish and world history: negotiating the textbook controversy' (lecture series: 'An historian's reflections on four controversies'), Council Room, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

DR H. KESHMIRSHEKAN: 'Post-1997 Iranian art: the emergence of new artistic discourses' (seminar series on Iran), the Buttery, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR JUDITH DI MAIO: 'The coalescence of sixteenth-century Italian painting and architecture: the vertical surface' (Dorothy Rowe Memorial Lecture), Grove Auditorium, Magdalen, 5 p.m. (entrance from Longwall).

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