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Oxford University Gazette, 12 January 2006: Diary


Sunday 15 January

HILARY FULL TERM begins.

DR STEPHANIE WEST: Latin Litany and Sermon, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 16 January

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Recruitment and selection, for all staff'—day 1, 9.30 a.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

PROFESSOR J.P. CARLEY (Leverhulme Visiting Professor): 'English monastic libraries at the eve of the Dissolution' (lecture series: 'The sixteenth-century English library: monastery and private collection'), St Cross Building, 4.30 p.m.

THE RT. HON. LORD FALCONER (Lord Chancellor and Constitutional Secretary): 'The final act of Lords reform?' (seminar series: 'How healthy is British democracy?'), the Auditorium, Magdalen, 8.30 p.m.

PETER GHOSH and NEVEN LEDDY: 'Comparative Enlightenment': discussion of John Robertson, The Case for the Enlightenment. Scotland and Naples 1680–1760, and Pierre Force, Self-interest before Adam Smith (Enlightenment Workshop), Voltaire Foundation, 99 Banbury Road, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR T. WRIGHT: 'The performance of China's industrial enterprises: a coal industry perspective' (Contemporary China Seminars), Seminar Room 206, Institute for Chinese Studies, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR GERALD GRACE: 'Urban education: confronting the contradictions' (public research seminars), Lecture Room 1, Department of Educational Studies, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR AVNER OFFER: 'Self-control and well-being: the challenge of affluence' (Seminar in Economic and Social History), Seminar Room, European Studies Centre, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. LONSDALE: 'The politics of competitive African patriotism: lessons from the colonial frontier' (Oxford Research Network on Government in Africa: public lectures), Lecture Theatre, Department of Politics and International Relations, 5 p.m.

DR T. PALMER: 'Global warming in the twenty-first century: certain science or just another dodgy weather forecast?' (Green College Lectures: 'Climate change—evidence, effects, and evasive action'), Witts Lecture Theatre, Radcliffe Infirmary, 6 p.m.

PASCAL DEVOYON performs piano works by Beethoven, Franck, and Schubert, the Auditorium, St John's, 8.30 p.m. (admission by free programme, available from the Porters' Lodge, St John's).

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Tuesday 17 January

LEARNING INSTITUTE SEMINARS: 'Recruitment and selection, for all staff'—day 2, 9.30 a.m.; 'Small group teaching—Humanities and Social Sciences' (first of four meetings), 12 noon; and 'Supporting researchers: a briefing for those who manage contract research staff', 12.30 p.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

PROFESSOR MARCIN WODZINSKI: 'The socio-economic profile of Hasidism in Congress Poland: some old–new questions' (Seminar in Modern European Jewish History), European Studies Centre, 2.15 p.m.

DR DENIS MACSHANE, MP, SIR COLIN MCCOLL, and DR AUDREY KURTH CRONIN: 'Can terrorism succeed?' (St Antony's Visiting Parliamentary Fellows seminars: 'Terrorism: roots and responses'), Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

DR COLIN KIDD: 'The problems of Unionism and banal Unionism' (Carlyle Lectures: 'The varieties of Unionism in Scottish political thought 1707–1974'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. CLARKE: 'Welfare state transformations—a theoretical perspective' (Current Issues in Social Policy seminars: 'Wefare state transformations'), Violet Butler Seminar Room, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, 5 p.m.

DR L. KREITZER: 'Text and celluloid: the encounter of film with scripture' (Centre for Christianity and Culture public lectures: 'Flickering images: theology, film, and culture'), Regent's Park College, 5 p.m.

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Wednesday 18 January

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Small group teaching—Sciences and Medical Sciences' (first of four meetings), 12 noon (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

PROFESSOR ROBERT EVANS: 'Language and politics: Bohemia in international context, 1409–1627' (interdisciplinary seminars: 'Language and history'), MacGregor Room, Oriel, 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR TOM PHILLIPS: 'Intimations and epiphanies—how a child stumbles on his vocation' (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).

ALLAN MACKEY: 'International comparisons in asylym determination: inquisitorial v. adversarial, rights v. privileges' (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 SANDRA WILSON: 'The effects of school-based social information processing interventions on aggressive behaviour: a systematic review' (seminar), Violet Butler Seminar Room, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR MASSIMO FIRPO: 'Pontormo's frescoes in the Basilica of San Lorenzo, Florence' (Isaiah Berlin Visiting Scholar lectures: 'Painting and heresy in sixteenth-century Italy: Jacopo Pontormo and Lorenzo Lotto'), Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean, 5 p.m.

DR N. ROEMER: 'Longing and belonging in modern Jewish travelling cultures' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 8 p.m.

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Thursday 19 January

DR DAVID RODIN: 'The rights of soldiers: may unjust warriors kill just warriors?' (seminar series: 'Normative theory and the use of force'), Schools, 2 p.m.

MEYER BURSTEIN: 'Shaping migration research strategies: the Canadian experience' (COMPAS seminars—Centre on Migration, Policy and Society: 'Shaping migration research strategies: national research centres, government policies, and public attitudes'), Pauling Centre, 58a Banbury Road, 2 p.m.

DR F. MOORE: 'The German School in London and the role of the "trailing spouse" in network building and social reproduction among expatriate employees' (International Gender Studies Centre lectures: 'Transnational people: globally mobile professional people'), Department for International Development, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR AVI SHLAIM: 'The strategy of the Iron Wall: from Ze'ev Jobotinsky to Ariel Sharon' (first of two Leonard Stein Lectures), Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

DR FERNANDO CARDOSO (formerly President of Brazil): 'Globalisation, politics, and political parties in Latin America' (Olof Palme Memorial Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

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Friday 20 January

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminars: 'Career review and planning for contract research staff', 9.15 a.m.; 'Directions' seminar, for heads of departments and chairment of faculty boards, 12 noon–2 p.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

PROFESSOR DAVID VICTOR: 'The politics of the global energy regime' (Global Economic Governance Programme seminar), Goodhart Seminar Room, University, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR JOHN MORRILL: 'Living with revolution' (Ford's Lectures in British History: 'Living with revolution: the peoples of Britain and Ireland and the Civil Wars'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR RICHARD TAIT: 'Have news and current affairs "dumbed down"? Where (in the world)? Where not?' ('Media and Politics' seminar series), Nuffield, 5 p.m.

LUDGER KÜNHARDT: 'European integration: success through crisis' (lecture series: 'European crises 1945–2005: challenge and response in European integration'), European Studies Centre, 5 p.m.

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Saturday 21 January

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 22 January

DR JOHN JARICK preaches the Macbride Sermon, Hertford, 10 a.m.

BALLIOL CONCERTS: Iain Farrington, the Hall, Balliol, 9 p.m. (non-members of the University, and those not accompanied by a member of the University, should collect free tickets from the Balliol Lodge by 9 p.m. on the previous day).

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Monday 23 January

PROFESSOR J.P. CARLEY (Leverhulme Visiting Professor): 'The Royal Library before the Dissolution' (lecture series: 'The sixteenth-century English library: monastery and private collection'), St Cross Building, 4.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR VERNON BOGDANOR: 'The Government versus the judiciary—are we heading for a constitutional crisis?' (seminar series: 'How healthy is British democracy?'), the Auditorium, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

DR JENNY MANDER: 'Expatriates, pirates, and islands in Raynal's Caribbean' (Enlightenment Workshop), Voltaire Foundation, 99 Banbury Road, 5 p.m.

DR M.F. SUAREZ, SJ: ' "An horrid heap of blasphemy": British political satire and the sacred page' (seminar series: 'The Bible in art, music, and literature'), Danson Room, Trinity, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR ILANA SNYDER: 'Digital literacy: what it means for learning' (public research seminars), Lecture Room 1, Department of Educational Studies, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR STEFANO BATTILOSSI: 'Financial repression in post-1950 Western Europe' (Seminar in Economic and Social History), Seminar Room, European Studies Centre, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. THOMAS: 'Impacts of rapid climate change on fauna, flora, and biological communities' (Green College Lectures: 'Climate change—evidence, effects, and evasive action'), Witts Lecture Theatre, Radcliffe Infirmary, 6 p.m.

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Tuesday 24 January

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminars: 'Recruitment and selection—refresher session', 9.30 a.m.; 'Small group teaching—Humanities and Social Sciences' (second of four meetings), 12 noon (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

PROFESSOR W.D. RUBINSTEIN: 'Jews in the economic elites of western nations and anti-Semitism, 1850–1939' (Seminar in Modern European Jewish History), European Studies Centre, 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR OLIVER TAPLIN: 'What on earth might ancient Greek tragedy have to offer towards the future of humanity?' (James Martin Institute for Science and Civilisation seminar series: 'Humanities and the future of humanity'), Saïd Business School, 4 p.m.

CHARLES GRAY, DR VALPY FITZGERALD, and PROFESSOR JOHN TOYE: 'Does poverty cause terrorism?' (St Antony's Visiting Parliamentary Fellows seminars: 'Terrorism: roots and responses'), Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

DR COLIN KIDD: 'Analytic Unionism' (Carlyle Lectures: 'The varieties of Unionism in Scottish political thought 1707–1974'), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR W. SCHELKLE: 'The social policy of the European Union and national welfare state transformations' (Current Issues in Social Policy seminars: 'Wefare state transformations'), Violet Butler Seminar Room, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR GAVIN FLOOD: 'Religious reading and the internalising of traditions' (Interdisciplinary Seminar in the Study of Religions), Seminar Room, Oriel, 5 p.m.

ARMANDO IANNUCCI (News International Visiting Professor of Broadcast Media): 'Ever decreasing viewing figures: the decline of mainstream comedy' (News International Visiting Professor Lectures: 'British comedy: dead or alive?'), St Anne's, 5.30 p.m.

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