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Oxford University Gazette, 19 January 2006: Diary


Friday 20 January

CONFERENCE: 'The public and the private in contemporary France: retracing the boundaries', Maison Française, 10.15 a.m.–4.45 p.m.

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).

DR S. DAVIDMANN: 'Visualising the transsexual self-image: a photographic study of private and public gender identities' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminars: 'A sense of identity'), Lecture Theatre, 61 Banbury Road, 11 a.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: 'Pilgrimage Exhibition' (with curator Ruth Barnes), 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 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.

J. BURNS: 'The Iraqi elections of 2005: an assessment' (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 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?'), Summer Common Room, 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).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: 'Religion in 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 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.

DR R. ELLIS: 'Unscientific fragments: looking for meanings in the cinema' (Centre for Christianity and Culture public lectures: 'Flickering images: theology, film, and culture'), Regent's Park College, 5 p.m.

F. BURGAT: 'Islamism in the era of Al-Qaeda: reislamisation, modernisation, radicalisations' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

P. BASSANO: 'Moths, mulberries and mountains: symbolism in the iconography of the Bassano family' (Graduate Students' Colloquia), Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music, 5.15 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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Wednesday 25 January

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminars: 'Planning for your retirement', 9 a.m.; 'Chairing meetings', 9.30 a.m.; 'Small group teaching—Sciences and Medical Sciences' (second of four meetings), 12 noon (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

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

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: 'Introduction to life in ancient Egypt', 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.)

MALCOLM VALE: 'The use of French by the English, 1350–1550: some reflections' (interdisciplinary seminars: 'Language and history'), MacGregor Room, Oriel, 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR TOM PHILLIPS: 'The artist in history: a core sample—a genealogy in influence from teacher to teacher through time' (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).

JON BENNETT: 'Too much money? Coordination of the Asian tsunami response' (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).

PROFESSOR MASSIMO FIRPO: 'The cultural context of Pontormo's San Lorenzo frescoes: heresy and politics in the Florence of Cosimo I' (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 DR H.-G. PÖTTERING: 'Crisis as opportunity? Challenges, frontiers and chances for the European Union' (Konrad Adenauer Lecture), Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

DR C. SHINDLER: 'The triumph of military Zionism: nationalism and the origins of the Israeli Right' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 8 p.m.

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Thursday 26 January

PROFESSOR HENRY SHUE: ' "Supreme Emergency": may just warriors kill non- combatants?' (seminar series: 'Normative theory and the use of force'), Schools, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR RAINER BAUBÖCK: 'Shaping migration research strategies: the Austrian 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.

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Welcome to the University', 2 p.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

DR M. FECHTER: 'From "incorporated wives" to "expat girls": a new generation of expatriate women' (International Gender Studies Centre lectures: 'Transnational people: globally mobile professional people'), Department for International Development, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR AVI SHLAIM: 'The War of the Israeli Historians' (second of two Leonard Stein Lectures), Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

BARBARA HARRISS-WHITE: 'Poverty and capitalism' (Development Seminars), Seminar Room 2, Department of International Development, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR TIM O'RIORDAN: 'The politics of posterity' (Linacre Lectures: 'Environmental Governance'), Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, 5.15 p.m.

K. LUNN-ROCKLIFFE: 'Poetry and progress in Victor Hugo's Les Châtiments' (Modern French Seminar), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

DR PENELOPE BULLOCH: 'Ovid's French heroines: pictures of women writing in a fifteenth-century manuscript from the French court' (Oxford Bibliographical Society Lecture), Taylor Institution, 5.15 p.m.

IAIN PEARS talks about his book An Instance of the Fingerpost, Museum of the History of Science, 7 p.m. (Sixth in occasional lecture series 'Between the Lines'. Admission free and open to the public.)

PAUL BINSKI: 'City, Church, and conflict in English art around 1300' (Oxford Medieval Society lecture), Dorfman Centre, St Peter's, 8.30 p.m.

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Friday 27 January

A. CHAU: 'Red and fiery sociality in Chinese temple festivals' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminars: 'A sense of identity'), Lecture Theatre, 61 Banbury Road, 11 a.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: 'Seventeenth- and eighteenth-century French paintings and 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.)

THE HON. MICHAEL BELOFF, QC: 'Paying the judges—who, whom, how much, and why?' (Neill Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

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

NICK ROBINSON: 'A troubled marriage—TV and democracy' (Philip Geddes Memorial Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

WILFRIED LOTH: 'The meaning of failed inter-war politics and World War Two as sources of European integration' (lecture series: 'European crises 1945–2005: challenge and response in European integration'), European Studies Centre, 5 p.m.

Z. TANNIN: 'Afghanistan: elections and state formation?' (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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Sunday 29 January

THE REVD MARY BIDE preaches, Cathedral, 10 a.m.

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