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Oxford University Gazette, 13 October 2005: Diary


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.)

B. SCHMIDT: 'Doing research in New York City: from Caribbean religious communities to cultural theories' (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology seminars), 64 Banbury Road, 4.15 p.m.

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

K. ALI: 'Pulp fictions: rethinking Pakistani domesticity' (Fertility and Reproduction Seminars: 'Aspects of sexuality across cultures'), Seminar Room, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

CONGRESSMAN THADDEUS MCCOTTER (Rep., Michigan): informal seminar, Seminar Room, Rothermere American Institute, 12.30 p.m.

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.

DR J. OKLAND: '1 Corinthians and Protestant women: an uneasy relationship' (seminar series: 'The Bible in art, music, and literature'), Danson Room, Trinity, 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 E. RAUCHWAY: 'Globalisation and the roots of American exceptionalism' (American History Research Seminar), Seminar Room, Rothermere American Institute, 4 p.m.

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.

DR SANJUKTA GUPTA: 'Women: the source of welfare and abundance in Hindu rituals?' (Interdisciplinary Seminar in the Study of Religions), Oriel, 5 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.

DR ANDREAS BUSCH, DR HARTMUT MAYER, and PROFESSOR PETER PULZER: 'The 2005 German elections: stalemate or new beginning?' (discussion), European Studies Centre, St Antony's, 5 p.m. (enquiries to: european.studies@sant.ox.ac.uk).

DR G. DAVIES: 'In the shadow of LBJ? Federal education policy since the Great Society' (American Political Institutions seminars), Seminar Room, Rothermere American Institute, 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).

T. DUBLIN: 'The anthracite miners' New Deal' (RAI Fellows' Research Seminars), Seminar Room, Rothermere American Institute, 12.30 p.m. (further details at: www.rai.ox.ac.uk).

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).

E. PERÓ: 'Moroccans and Filipinos in Bologna and Barcelona' (International Gender Studies Centre seminars: 'The Mediterranean: a place of passage, transition, and change'), Queen Elizabeth House, Mansfield Road, 2 p.m.

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.

THE RT. HON. JOHN REDWOOD, MP: 'Superpower struggles: the rise of China' (lecture), Seminar Room, Rothermere American Institute, 5 p.m.

MICHEL BUTOR: 'Le voyageur acharné' (Centenary of French in Oxford: M. Butor reads from his writings), Main Hall, Taylor Institution, 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.

COLLOQUIUM: 'The death of Nelson', Summer Common Room, Magdalen, from 2 p.m. (see details in 'Lectures' above).

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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Saturday 22 October

STUDY-DAY: 'Durkheimians and the study of law', Maison Française, 10.45 a.m.–4 p.m.

TRAFALGAR COMMEMORATION SERVICE: Evensong, with music and readings from Nelson's funeral, the chapel, Magdalen, 6 p.m.

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Sunday 23 October

DR SHERIDAN GILLEY preaches on the subject 'Faith, reason, and science: the legacy of Cardinal Newman', St Mary's, 10 a.m.



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Monday 24 October

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: 'Recruitment and selection—refresher session', 9.30 a.m. (for details see the IAUL site).

PROFESSOR ARON SHAI (Bertelsman Europaeum Visiting Professor of Twentieth- century Jewish Politics and History): open discussion of Professor Shai's lecture series 'An historian's reflections on four controversies', Council Room, Mansfield, 10 a.m.

A. ENAYAT: 'Islam, homosexuality and repression in Iran' (Fertility and Reproduction Seminars: 'Aspects of sexuality across cultures'), Seminar Room, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

PAUL BRASSLEY: 'Vets and other actors in the artificial insemination of pigs' (seminars: 'Veterinary science and medical entomology'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 2.15 p.m.

H.E. VICE-PRESIDENT ATIKU ABUBAKAR OF NIGERIA: Towards the African renaissance: the consolidation of democracy and reform in Nigeria' (lecture), Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 4 p.m.

DR J. FLORIN: 'Regulating poor women's reproduction in the United States' (Centre for Socio-Legal Studies seminars: 'Security, citizenship, and the law: regulating boundaries'), Seminar Room B, Manor Road Building, 4.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR A. EZEKOWITZ: 'Phagocytosis in innate immunity: from flies to man' (Newton–Abraham Lecture), Lecture Theatre, Medical Sciences Teaching Centre, 4.30 p.m.

BARONESS PRASHAR: 'Civil service reform' (seminar series: 'Do our institutions work?'), Summer Common Room, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR P. O'BRIEN: 'The British Industrial Revolution as a conjuncture in global history' (MEHRC lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR AYSE KADIOGLU: 'Denationalisation of citizenship: the Turkish experience' (first of two lectures), European Studies Centre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

FRIEDA HUGHES: 'Poetry as footprints' (talk), Seminar Room, Rothermere American Institute, 5 p.m. (Ms Hughes, daughter of Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath, discusses her life and poetry. Registration by e-mail essential: academic.programme@rai.ox.ac.uk.)

DR S. CRETNEY: 'The role of law: from prohibition to recognition' (Clarendon Law Lectures: 'Legal relations'), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 5.30 p.m.

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Tuesday 25 October

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: 'Presentation skills', 9.30 a.m.; 'Induction seminar for new contract research staff', 12.30 p.m. (for details see the IAUL site).

DR LAWRENCE GOLDMAN: 'Rewriting British history: the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography ' (Friends of the Bodleian lunchtime meeting), Cecil Jackson Room, Sheldonian, 1 p.m. (enquiries: fob@bodley.ox.ac.uk).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: 'The building of Cockerell's Ashmolean', 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 P. THOMPSON: 'Reading Robert Beverley's History and present state of Virginia ' (American History Research Seminar), Seminar Room, Rothermere American Institute, 4 p.m.

H.E. PRESIDENT MUSSEVENI OF UGANDA: 'Developing nations and human rights: a perspective on present-day Uganda' (lecture), Schools, 5 p.m. (admission by ticket only, obtainable from paul.honey@csls.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR ALLEN WOOD: 'Humanity, personality and dignity' (Isaiah Berlin Lectures: 'Kantian ethics'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR ARON SHAI (Bertelsman Europaeum Visiting Professor of Twentieth- century Jewish Politics and History): 'My Jerusalem: a personal historical perspective on the Jewish Sephardi community' (lecture series: 'An historian's reflections on four controversies'), Council Room, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

THE RT REVD RICHARD HARRIES: 'Christianity and visual culture' (Oxford Centre for Christianity and Culture lectures: 'Christianity and culture: a critical encounter'), Regent's Park College, 5 p.m.

DANIEL BUTT: 'International libertarianism and the rectification of historic injustice' (seminar series: 'Global inequalities, local injustices'), Seminar Room B, Department of Politics and International Relations, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR D. KING: 'Hard cases and racial orders: understanding race in contemporary American politics' (American Political Institutions seminars), Seminar Room, Rothermere American Institute, 5 p.m. a. hunt, S. MARNETTE, and H. SWIFT: 'Practising medieval French literature: the profession' (Medieval French Seminar), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

DR S. CRETNEY: 'Gay, straight, black or white, marriage is a civil right—influences on policy' (Clarendon Law Lectures: 'Legal relations'), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 5.30 p.m.

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