University Gazette, 9 March 2006: Diary
Friday 10 March
STUDY-DAY: 'Sciences et capitals: les académies face à la question de la technique en architecture fin 17es–1750', Maison Française, 9.30 a.m.–6 p.m.
DR I. FOWLER: 'Multi-sensorial experience of funerals in the Cameroon grasslands' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminars: 'A sense of identity'), Lecture Theatre, 61 Banbury Road, 11 a.m.
CONFERENCE: 'Good governance and democracy: competing or complementary models of global political legitimacy?', Seminar Room, Merton, 2.30–6.30 p.m. (continues tomorrow, 9.30 a.m.–1 p.m.). (Details from the Maison Française: firstname.lastname@example.org).
A. TIMM: 'Off-centre: the macro- and micro-politics of establishing a business school in the periphery' (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology seminar, Pauling Centre for Human Sciences, 58a Banbury Road), 4.15 p.m.
MICHAEL GEHLER: 'Crisis of consitution-building as vehicle for a strengthened European public sphere' (lecture series: 'European crises 1945–2005: challenge and response in European integration'), European Studies Centre, 5 p.m.
E. OTTOLENGHI: 'Israel at the polls: issues and trends in Israeli elections, 1992–2006' (seminar series: 'The politics of elections in the Middle East today'), the Buttery, St Antony's, 4 p.m. (enquiries: Oxford (2)84780 or email@example.com).
PROFESSOR FRANCIS NYAMNJOH: 'Insiders and outsiders: citizenship and xenophobia in contemporary southern Africa' (Annual African Studies Lecture), Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.
PANEL DISCUSSION: 'Beyond the Cold War: can new Europe create Trans-Atlanticism?', Large Seminar Room, Rothermere American Institute, 5 p.m. (further details in 'Lectures' above).
PROFESSOR N.M. FERGUSON: 'Planning for the unpredictable: how modelling can aid preparations for the next flu pandemic' (Heron-Allen Lecture), Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret Hall, 5.15 p.m. (enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Saturday 11 March
HILARY FULL TERM ends.
ONE-DAY WORKSHOP: 'Forms of Union: the British and Spanish monarchies in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries', European Studies Centre, St Antony's, 9.30 a.m.–6 p.m. (enquiries: email@example.com).
MUSEUM OF THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE gallery talk: 'The astrolabe, east and west', 2 p.m. (no charge; booking not required).
ROBERT HARDY: 'The great war bow' (Society for the History of Medieval Technology and Science lecture), Exeter, 2.30 p.m.
PROFESSOR ÉAMONN Ó CARRAGÁIN: 'The Dream of the Rood and eighth-century Northumbria' (Society for the Study of Medieval Languages and Literature lecture), Council Room, Mansfield, 4.45 p.m.
Sunday 12 March
THE RT REVD RICHARD HARRIES preaches the Sermon for the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin, Oriel, 6 p.m.
Monday 13 March
ONE-DAY WORKSHOP: 'Historical perspectives on the transitions to democracy in southern Europe', Powicke Room, History Faculty Building, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (to attend, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org).
LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Supervising D.Phil. students'—Social Sciences, 2–5 p.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).
Tuesday 14 March
LEARNING INSTITUTE seminars: 'Lecturing: purposes, approach, and performance (all divisions)', 9 a.m.; 'Voice coaching, 2 p.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).
SARA PARETSKY: 'Crime fiction and its place in society' (seminar), Rothermere American Institute, 12 noon. (registration necessary: e-mail email@example.com) .
Wednesday 15 March
CONGREGATION meeting, Convocation House, 12 noon: admission of Proctors and Assessor 2006–7; demitting Senior Proctor's Oration.
LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Voice coaching', 9 a.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).
PROFESSOR IGOR R. EFIMOV: 'Towards painless defibrillation: virtual electrode theory of electrical stimulation of the heart' (Astor Visiting Fellow's Lecture), Large Lecture Theatre, Sherrington Building, 4 p.m.
Thursday 16 March
LEARNING INSTITUTE seminars: 'Supervising D.Phil. students': Mathematical and Physical Sciences, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.; Humanities, 2005 p.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).
JONATHAN GORSKY: 'Next year in Jerusalem' (Lent course: 'The heart in pilgrimage'), Priory Room, Christ Church, 7 p.m. (further details from: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Friday 17 March
LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Supervising D.Phil. students'—LES and Medical Sciences, 10 a.m.–1 p.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).
Saturday 18 March
STUDY-DAY: 'Il parla ainsi com vous orrez', Maison Française, 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Sunday 19 March
SARKIS ZAKARIAN: recital of piano music by Schumann and Beethoven, the Hall, Wolfson, 5 p.m. (admission £5, concessions £3; proceeds in aid of the African Medical and Research Foundation).
Tuesday 21 March
SYMPOSIUM, by leading international ecologists: 'Advances in theoretical ecology' (a celebration of the career of Professor Lord (Robert) May), Department of Zoology, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. (first of two days; continues tomorrow). (Programme at: www.zoo.ox.ac.uk/news/may_sy mposium.pdf.)
Wednesday 22 March
SYMPOSIUM, by leading international ecologists: 'Advances in theoretical ecology' (a celebration of the career of Professor Lord (Robert) May), Department of Zoology, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. (second day).
LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Job search and interview skills for contract research staff', 9.15 a.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).
Thursday 23 March
PROFESSOR JAMES ALLAN: 'Pilgrimage—the sacred journey' (Lent course: 'The heart in pilgrimage'), Priory Room, Christ Church, 7 p.m. (further details from: email@example.com).
Friday 24 March
CONFERENCE: 'Echanges franco-britanniques entre savants depuis le XVIIe siècle', Maison Française, 2–6 p.m. (continues tomorrow, 9 a.m.–6 p.m.).
Saturday 25 March
HILARY TERM ends.
Monday 27 March
LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'People and change', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).
Sunday 28 March
MARIE DARRIEUSSECQ presents and reads her work, Maison Française, 6.30 p.m. (tickets: £6, from the Oxford Playhouse: tel. Oxford 305305).