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Oxford University Gazette, 9 February 2006: Diary

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: 'Watches—jewel or machine?', 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.)

J. FAIRHEAD: 'When global technoscience meets poverty:pharmaceutical research and an economy of blood in the Gambia' (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology seminar, Pauling Centre for Human Sciences, 58a Banbury Road), 4.15 p.m.

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 1945–2005: 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 mec@sant.ox.ac.uk).



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Saturday 11 February

STUDY-DAY: 'The state and ethnic definition', Department of Politics and International Relations, 8.30 a.m.–6 p.m. (Details from the Maison Française: maison@herald.ox.ac.uk).

BJORN KLEIMAN: violin recital, the chapel, Queen's, 1.15 p.m. (admission free, with retiring collection).

MUSEUM OF THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE gallery talk: 'The astrolabe, east and west', 2 p.m. (no charge; booking not required).



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Sunday 12 February

THE REVD CANON PROFESSOR GEORGE PATTISON preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.



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Monday 13 February

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Supporting the development needs of your staff'—day 1, 9.30 a.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

SEAN LANG: 'The Lady Dufferin Fund' (seminar series: 'Medicine in the modern non-Western world'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR PERRY BLACKSHEAR: 'The TTP family of RNA binding and destabilising proteins: roles in inflammation, reproduction, and who knows what else?' (second of three Oliver Smithies Lectures), Lecture Room 1, Department of Biochemistry, 4 p.m.

PROFESSOR J.P. CARLEY (Leverhulme Visiting Professor): 'Wolsey's lectionary and epistolary' (lecture series: 'The sixteenth-century English library: monastery and private collection'), St Cross Building, 4.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR DOREEN MCBARNET: 'The new corporate accountability: corporate social responsibility and the law' (Centre for Socio-Legal Studies: public seminars), Seminar Room B, Manor Road Building, 4.30 p.m.

DR ANDREW HURRELL, SIR MICHAEL QUINLAN, DR P. CRONIN, DR D. JOYNER, and PROFESSOR ADAM ROBERTS: 'What kind of non-proliferation regime?' (second of two round-table discussions: 'Nuclear weapons proliferation'), Lecture Theatre, Manor Road Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR KNUD HAAKONSSEN: 'The strange persistence of natural jurisprudence in the Scottish Enlightenment' (Enlightenment Workshop), Voltaire Foundation, 99 Banbury Road, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR YONGNIAN ZHENG: 'Political economy of China's transition: structural authoritarianism, high economic performance, and political changes' (Contemporary China Seminars), Seminar Room 206, Institute for Chinese Studies, 5 p.m.

KAREN PINE: 'A word in the hand: what children's gestures tell us about cognitive and linguistic processes' (public research seminars), Lecture Room 1, Department of Educational Studies, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR LEANDRO PRADOS DE AL ESCOSURA: 'Growth, inequality, and poverty in OECD and Latin America: historical evidence and conjectures' (Seminar in Economic and Social History), Seminar Room, European Studies Centre, 5 p.m.

JOHN LLOYD and LORD KINGSLAND: 'Parliament and the Press' (seminar series: 'How healthy is British democracy?'), Summer Common Room, Magdalen, 5.30 p.m.



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Tuesday 14 February

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Leading teams'—day 1, 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: 'The Impressionists and before', 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 JONATHAN DEKEL-CHEN: 'The Pale, Park Avenue, and the Kremlin meet: new perspectives on Jewish agricultural colonisation and local Soviet power, 1923–41' (Seminar in Modern European Jewish History), European Studies Centre, 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR DAME JESSICA RAWSON: 'China and inner Asia, past and present: an archaeological perspective' (James Martin Institute for Science and Civilisation seminar series: 'Humanities and the future of humanity'), Saïd Business School, 4 p.m.

LUCASTA MILLER: 'Stuff with raw edges: biography and the Brontës' (lecture series: 'Biographers at work'), Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 4 p.m.

MAJ.-GEN. TIM CROSS, JAMES GRAY, MP, and PROFESSOR SIR ADAM ROBERTS: 'Can a war against terrorism be won?' (St Antony's Visiting Parliamentary Fellows seminars: 'Terrorism: roots and responses'), Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

DR COLIN KIDD: 'The two kingdoms and the ecclesiology of union' (Carlyle Lectures: 'The varieties of Unionism in Scottish political thought 1707–1974'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR A.M. GUILLEN: 'Welfare state transformations in southern 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 G. LYNCH: 'Visions of happiness: exploring concepts of the good life in film' (Centre for Christianity and Culture public lectures: 'Flickering images: theology, film, and culture'), Regent's Park College, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR DAVID LOEWENSTEIN: 'The war against heresy in Milton's England' (lecture), Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret Hall, 5.15 p.m. (enquiries: janet.wardell@lmh.ox.ac.uk).

A. BERTHELOT: 'Globalisation in literature: from the Roman des fils du roi Constant to the \Roman de Perceforest\' (Medieval French Seminar), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

D. BURN: 'A manuscript of mass propers from sixteenth-century Florence' (Graduate Students' Colloquia), Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music, 5.15 p.m.

ARMANDO IANNUCCI (News International Visiting Professor of Broadcast Media): 'Two feet in the grave? How can mainstream comedy survive?' (News International Visiting Professor Lectures: 'British comedy: dead or alive?'), St Anne's, 5.30 p.m.



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Wednesday 15 February

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: 'Introduction to Western sculpture', 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.)

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

RHODRI LEWIS: ' "A meer vocabulary to the understanding"? The nature and origin of language in mid-seventeenth-century England' (interdisciplinary seminars: 'Language and history'), MacGregor Room, Oriel, 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR TOM PHILLIPS: 'The ghost in the library and Dr Johnson's coin: working through an idea from sketchbook to studio' (Slade Lectures 2006: 'Making art work—the artist in the studio'), Lecture Theatre, University Museum of Natural History, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

PROFESSOR IAN GREEN: 'The evolution of Protestantism and Humanism in England, c.1560–1760' (Waynflete Lectures: 'Humanism and Protestantism in early modern England'), Grove Auditorium, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

LAURA HAMMOND: 'Like pawns on a chessboard: using policy on population movement for geopolitical ends in Ethiopia and Serbia' (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: 'Dissonant voices: Jesuit debates on race and religion' (D'Arcy Lectures: 'Christianity "Made in Japan": the Jesuit enterprise, 1549--1640'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR MASSIMO FIRPO: 'Lorenzo Lotto: artists, jewellers, and heretics in Venice during the Council of Trent' (Isaiah Berlin Visiting Scholar lectures: 'Painting and heresy in sixteenth-century Italy: Jacopo Pontormo and Lorenzo Lotto'), Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. GILLINGHAM: 'Design for a new Europe' (lecture), Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR M. KATZ: 'Medieval mathematical doctrines in the service of biblical commentary: Ibn Ezra on the Ten Commandments and the Holy Name' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 8 p.m.



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Thursday 16 February

ROBIN WHITEHOUSE (tenor) and PETER MCMULLIN (piano) perform Gerald Finzi's A Young Man's Exhortation (poems by Thomas Hardy), the chapel, Harris Manchester, 1.30 p.m. (admission free, with retiring collection).

PROFESSOR LUCINDA FONSECA: 'Shaping migration research strategies: the Portuguese experience' (COMPAS seminars—Centre on Migration, Policy and Society: 'Shaping migration research strategies: national research centres, government policies, and public attitudes'), Seminar Room, 64 Banbury Road, 2 p.m.

DR K. WALSH: 'British expatriate belonging in Dubai: foreignness, domesticity, intimacy' (International Gender Studies Centre lectures: 'Transnational people: globally mobile professional people'), Department for International Development, 2 p.m.

DR M. MCLEAN: 'Unjustified hegemony? The status of "approaches to learning" as a general pedagogic theory' (Learning Institute Research Seminars), Meeting Room, Learning Institute, Littlegate House, 4 p.m. (to attend, contact: rocio.garavito@learning.ox.ac.uk).

TONY BLAIR: THE VIDEO. Recording of the Prime Minister's recent Oxford speech on 'Britain and Europe', followed by discussion with Charles Grant and Dr Larry Siedentop, Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR DAME NANCY ROTHWELL: 'Brain inflammation as a possible target for new therapies' (GlaxoSmithKline Lecture), Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, 5 p.m.

ELMAR ALTVATER: 'The governance of fossil energy under modern capitalism' (Development Seminars), Seminar Room 2, Department of International Development, 5 p.m.

F. LESTRINGANT: 'L'écriture de soi comme l'écriture de l'instant: des Essais de Montaigne au Journal d'André Gide' (Early Modern French Seminar), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

ANN HUTCHISON and LAURA VARNAM: 'Mystics, saints, and sacred space: Birgitta of Sweden and Margery Kempe' (Oxford Medieval Society lecture), Dorfman Centre, St Peter's, 8.30 p.m.



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Friday 17 February

STUDY-DAY: 'L'écriture du monde à la Renaissance', Maison Française, 10.30 a.m.–4.30 p.m.

DR J. ADAPON: 'Taste and the art of Mexican cooking' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminars: 'A sense of identity'), Lecture Theatre, 61 Banbury Road, 11 a.m.

PROFESSOR PERRY BLACKSHEAR: 'Roles of the MARCKS and RFX4 protein families in central nervous system development' (third of three Oliver Smithies Lectures), Lecture Theatre, Department of Human Anatomy and Genetics, 1 p.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: 'Fifteenth- and sixteenth-century Italian 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.)

A. CHAU: 'Of temples and trees: articulating environmentalisms in contemporary rural China' (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology seminar, Pauling Centre for Human Sciences, 58a Banbury Road), 4.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR JOHN MORRILL: ' "The Bishop of Rochester's Cook": religious liberty and its paradoxes' (Ford's Lectures in British History: 'Living with revolution: the peoples of Britain and Ireland and the Civil Wars'), Schools, 5 p.m.

JÜRGEN VON HAGEN: 'Currency crises as door-opener for European Monetary Union' (lecture series: 'European crises 1945–2005: challenge and response in European integration'), European Studies Centre, 5 p.m.

M. WILLIS: 'Elections and referenda in the Maghrib: the illusion of significance?' (seminar series: 'The politics of elections in the Middle East today'), the Buttery, St Antony's, 5 p.m. (enquiries: Oxford (2)84780 or mec@sant.ox.ac.uk).

TIM ALLAN: 'What is "spin"? How old/new is it? Who does it to whom, how and why?' (Media and Politics seminar series), Seminar Room, Nuffield, 5 p.m.