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Oxford University Gazette, 8 June 2006: Diary

Friday 9 June

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Managing employee conduct and performance', 9.30 a.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

COLLOQUIUM: 'Legacies of Modernism', Danson Room, Trinity, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (Attendance £15 (students £10): details at egacies_colloquium.htm.)

ANGELA JIANU: 'Down and out in Paris and London: the Romanian 48ers in exile' (East and East–Central Europe Seminar), MacGregor Room, Oriel, 2.15 p.m.

MACIEJ HENNEBERG: 'A brief sociology of the case of Homo floresiensis ("the hobbit")' (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology seminars), Pauling Centre, 58a Banbury Road, 4.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR CECILIA HEYES: 'Beast machines? The question of animal consciousness' (Chichele Lectures: 'Frontiers of consciousness'), University Museum of Natural History, 5 p.m.

ELAINE FEINSTEIN: 'Poets as translators' (Creative Arts Lecture Series), Haldane Room, Wolfson, 7.30 p.m. (enquiries to:

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Saturday 10 June

COLLOQUIUM: 'The spirituality of Sir Thomas More and Bishop John Fisher', Blackfriars, from 11 a.m. (enquiries:, or

MUSEUM OF THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE gallery talk: 'Oxford stories: a look at exhibits from the history of Oxford science', 2 p.m. (no charge, and booking not required).

ST JOHN'S COLLEGE: collection of medieval vestments open to the public, 2–5 p.m. (entrance through the Main Lodge).

DR RUTH BARNES: 'Medieval Indian trade printed fabrics' (Society for the History of Medieval Technology and Science lecture), Museum of the History of Science, 2.30 p.m.

ORGAN RECITAL: Martin Ford, the chapel, Magdalen, 5.25 p.m. (admission free).

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Sunday 11 June

THE REVD ELIZABETH WELCH preaches the Sermon for Trinity Sunday, Queen's, 10.30 a.m.

THE REDLANDS ENSEMBLE (clarinet, cello, and piano) performs a selection of works by Messiaen, Beethoven, and François Devienne, the Hall, Wolfson, 4 p.m. (admission £5, concessions £3; proceeds in aid of African Medical and Research Foundation).

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Monday 12 June

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Working for the University: opportunities and benefits', 11 a.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

CONFERENCE: 'Eight questions on writing contemporary history', Maison Française, 2–7 p.m. (continues tomorrow, 9 a.m.–7 p.m.).

H. MEIER: 'Smallpox in early modern London: the emergence of an "endemic" epidemic' (seminar series: 'Medicine, surgery, and culture'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR ANTHONY OGUS: 'The political economy of regulation and its legal implications' (Centre for Socio-Legal Studies seminar series: 'Regulatory drift'), Room E, Manor Road Building, 4.30 p.m. (enquiries to:

PROFESSOR MARY CARRUTHERS: 'Remembering the Bible: the arts of memory and the art of invention in the middle ages' (seminar series: 'The Bible in art, music, and literature'), Danson Room, Trinity, 5 p.m.

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Tuesday 13 June

THE RT. HON. CHRISTOPHER PATTEN (Chancellor of the University): 'Not quite the diplomat' (lecture), Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR GARY BECKER: 'Health as human capital: emerging theory and some evidence' (Hicks Lecture), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR PATRICK BELGARDE-SMITH: 'Philosophical anchors: theological foundations in Haitian vodou' (Interdisciplinary Seminars in the Study of Religions: 'Approaches to religions in the twenty-first century'), Harris Seminar Room, Oriel, 5 p.m.

FUAD NAHDI: 'Islam and the media' (Oxford Centre for Christianity and Culture public lectures: 'Faith in the media?'), Regent's Park College, 5 p.m.

NICOLAS ATTFIELD: 'Bruckner's "Farewell to life"? Auflösung and the absolute in Ernst Kurth's reading of the adagio of the Ninth Symphony' (Graduate Students' Colloquia—free of charge and open to the public), Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 5.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR MICHÈLE LE DOEUFF: 'All is imaginary, or is it?' (Weidenfeld Visiting Professor lectures: 'The spirit of secularism: on fables, gender, and ethics'), Tsuzuki Lecture Theatre, St Anne's, 5.30 p.m.

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Wednesday 14 June

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

ATHOL FUGARD in conversation with PROFESSOR MARIANNE MCDONALD (California, San Diego): 'The return of the myth: Athol Fugard and the Classics', the Auditorium, Magdalen, 2.15 p.m. (Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama meeting).

PROFESSOR MUSHTAQ H. KHAN: 'Democracy in the Indian subcontinent: who benefits and how?' (Radhakrishnan Memorial Lectures: 'The "new" Indian economic model: what has really changed in the Indian subcontinent?'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

DR CHRIS MORTON: 'Anthropological photographs of the Sudan at the Pitt Rivers Museum' (Friends of the Pitt Rivers Museum lecture), 64 Banbury Road, 6.15 p.m. (admission for non-members £2).

DR S. GELLER: 'Biblical roots of religious violence' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 8 p.m.

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Thursday 15 June

GOVERNANCE QUESTION TIME: members of the Governance Working Party discuss the proposals of the White Paper on University Governance, and answer questions, Seminar Room A, Saïd Business School, 11 a.m. (to attend, register with name, college/department affiliation, University Card number, and date of session, to:

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminars: 'Planning for your retirement', 9 a.m.; 'Giving and receiving feedback', 12.45 p.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

THE REVD DR AIDAN NICHOLLS: 'Balthasar's theological logic' (lecture series: 'The dogmatic theology of Hans Urs von Balthasar'), Lecture Room 2, Oriel, 12 noon.

LAURELLE ROND-ALLISON performs songs by Bernstein, Gershwin, and Cole Porter, the chapel, Harris Manchester, 1.30 p.m. (admission free, with retiring collection).

DR EMILIA FERRARO: 'Embodying knowledge. Learning to be a silversmith' (International Gender Studies Centre seminars: 'Work-in-progress: cross-cultural comparisons/issues in fieldwork'), Lecture Room 1, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR HERB MARSH: 'Students' evaluations of university teaching: a multidimensional perspective' (Oxford Learning Institute: research seminars), Institute Meeting Room, Level 2, Littlegate House, St Ebbe's, 4 p.m. (enquiries to:

ANTOINE COMPAGNON: 'Pouvoirs de la littérature' (Modern French Seminar), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

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Friday 16 June

WORKSHOP jointly organised by OULS, Proctors' Office, Oxford Learning Institute, and OUCS: 'Plagiarism: practical approaches to identifying and dealing with it' (bookings and further details:

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Springboard—Programme 4', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

KATHERINE HOMEWOOD: 'Pastoralism and poverty' (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology seminars), Pauling Centre, 58a Banbury Road, 4.15 p.m.

SIR HARRY KROTO: `Can the Internet save the Enlightenment?' (Charles Simonyi Lecture in the Public Understanding of Science), Oxford Playhouse, 5 p.m. (Admission £3.50. Enquiries: 305305.)

DR YOUSSEF BOUTROS-GHALI (Minister of Finance, Arab Republic of Egypt): `Globalisation in the periphery: the experience of Egypt' (Global Economic Governance Programme: Annual Lecture), Department of Politics and International Relations, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR ADAM ZEMAN: 'Does consciousness spring from the brain?' (Chichele Lectures: 'Frontiers of consciousness'), University Museum of Natural History, 5 p.m.

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Saturday 17 June


COLLOQUIUM: 'Epicurus in the Enlightenment: mode d'emploi', Magdalen, from 8.45 a.m. (Fee £12; students free. Enquiries to:

ORGAN RECITAL: Nigel McClintock, the chapel, Magdalen, 5.25 p.m. (admission free).

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Sunday 18 June

THE REVD CANON JANE SINCLAIR preaches the Commemoration Day Sermon, St Mary's, 10.30 a.m.

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Monday 19 June

JEAN-MARC BESSE: 'In the gardens of geography. Revolutionary and pedagogical spaces in the making (Paris, 1789–1889)' (seminar series: 'New directions in French research'), Maison Française, 5 p.m.

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Wednesday 21 June

BODLEIAN LIBRARY closed (today only).

ENCAENIA, Sheldonian, 11.30 a.m. (doors open 10.45 a.m.; audience to be seated by 11.15 a.m.).

CONFERENCE: 'Seventeenth- and eighteenth-century French theatre performances—research and electronic databases', Maison Française, from 1.30 p.m. (continues on Thursday and Friday).

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Assertiveness'—day 2, 2 p.m. (see information above).

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Thursday 22 June

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminars: 'Introduction to the Bodleian Library', 11 a.m., and 'Running effective meetings', 12.45 p.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

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Saturday 24 June

CONFERENCE: 'Phénoménologie et modernisme', Maison Française, 9.30 a.m.–7 p.m. (registration: carole.bourne-taylor@brasenose.ox.a

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