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Oxford University Gazette, 20 April 2006: Diary

Friday 21 April

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Springboard—Programme 4', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

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Sunday 23 April

TRINITY FULL TERM begins.

THE REVD GRAEME NAPIER preaches the St Mark's Day Sermon, Magdalen, 10 a.m.

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Monday 24 April

M. MOORE: 'Artistic medicine: the function of contemporary art within medical institutions' (seminar series: 'Medicine, surgery, and culture'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR JAMES CARLEY: ' "Utterly mangled... unperfect through want of sundry volumes": Leland's manuscript' (Leverhulme Lectures: 'John Leland's De uiris illustribus: the first Dictionary of National Biography'), Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

DR JAN ZIELONKA, DR CHRISTOPHER HILL, and EDWARD LUCAS: 'Europe as empire' (panel discussion), Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 8.30 p.m.

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Tuesday 25 April

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminars: 'Examining and assessing', 11 a.m.–1 p.m., and 'Course design', 2–4 p.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

CAROL BELLAMY: 'From Taliban to the tsunami—true stories from the front lines of making a world fit for children' (first of two Tanner Lectures on Human Values: 'Children in crisis—the state of the world's children and the challenges they face in the twenty-first century'), Schools, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

PROFESSOR J. ZITTRAIN (Professor of Internet Governance and Regulation): 'The future of the Internet—and how to stop it' (Inaugural Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR P.J. GENTRY: 'The interdependence of the Old Greek and the Three in Ecclesiastes' (Grinfield Lectures on the Septuagint—second series: 'Origen's hexapla: the development of Septuagint tradition and its reception in antiquity'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR LESLIE HOWSAM: 'Every schoolboy knows: publishing and the narrative of England's liberty, 1850–63' (Lyell Lectures in Bibliography: 'Historical knowledge and British publishers, 1850–1950: discipline and narrative'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR MICHÈLE LE DOEUFF: 'Epics' (Weidenfeld Visiting Professor lectures: 'The spirit of secularism: on fables, gender, and ethics'), Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's, 5.30 p.m.

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Wednesday 26 April

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminars: 'Career review and planning for contract research staff', 9.15 a.m.; 'Introduction to personnel management', 2.30 p.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

LORD (PADDY) ASHDOWN: 'Bosnia and Herzegovina: lessons learned' (lecture), Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

THE REVD DR GERARD NORTON and DR ALISON SALVESEN: 'Preparing a new edition of the hexaplaric Psalter: the significance of the material discovered since 1875' (Grinfield Lectures on the Septuagint—second series: 'Origen's hexapla: the development of Septuagint tradition and its reception in antiquity'), Schools, 5 p.m.

CAROL BELLAMY: 'Stealing childhood—poverty, war, and disease' (second of two Tanner Lectures on Human Values: 'Children in crisis—the state of the world's children and the challenges they face in the twenty-first century'), Schools, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

DR M. GOLANI: 'The Haifa turning point—the British Administration and the civil war in Palestine, December 1947–May 1948' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 8 p.m.

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Thursday 27 April

THE REVD DR AIDAN NICHOLLS: 'Balthasar in the church of his time' (lecture series: 'The dogmatic theology of Hans Urs von Balthasar'), Lecture Room 2, Oriel, 12 noon.

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Leadership—what it means to lead a team', 12.45 p.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

M. ABELLA: 'Should labour migration be left to the market? Some lessons for origin states' (COMPAS seminar series—ESRC Centre on Migration, Policy, and Society: 'States and emigrants'), Institute of Human Sciences, Pauling Centre, 2 p.m.

DR BAS TER HAAR ROMENY: 'Towards a new edition of Field? Challenges for database and publication' (Grinfield Lectures on the Septuagint—second series: 'Origen's hexapla: the development of Septuagint tradition and its reception in antiquity'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR DAVID MILNER: 'The dorsal stream: its role in automatic visual processing for action' (seminar series related to Chichele Lectures: 'Frontiers of consciousness'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR LESLIE HOWSAM: 'Quality and profit: new histories of England, 1863–80' (Lyell Lectures in Bibliography: 'Historical knowledge and British publishers, 1850–1950: discipline and narrative'), Schools, 5 p.m.

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Friday 28 April

PROFESSOR KERRY SIEH: 'Great Sumatran megathrust earthquakes—from science to human welfare' (public lecture), University Museum of Natural History, 4.30 p.m.

DR DAVID CLARK: 'Why the Internet is the way it is (and why it will be different in ten years)' (lecture), Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret Hall, 5.15 p.m. (for further information, and to confirm attendance, e-mail Julia Gilbert at development@lmh.ox.ac.uk).

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Saturday 29 April

ORGAN RECITAL: David Pipe, the chapel, Magdalen, 5.25 p.m. (admission free).

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Monday 1 May

THE VERY REVD JOHN DRURY: 'Michelangelo, Rembrandt, and Christ crucified' (seminar series: 'The Bible in art, music, and literature'), Danson Room, Trinity, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR JAMES CARLEY: ' "Armed with the King's letter": the sequence of Leland's monastic visitations' (Leverhulme Lectures: 'John Leland's De uiris illustribus: the first Dictionary of National Biography'), Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

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Tuesday 2 May

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminars: 'Relationship between research and teaching', 11 a.m.–2 p.m.; 'Professional accreditation of teaching', 2–3.15 p.m.; and 'Using technology for streamlining workloads', 3.30–5 p.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

PROFESSOR A.B. SIRKS (Regius Professor of Civil Law): 'William Godolphin's last will and the civil law' (Inaugural Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

OXFORD MEDICAL SEMINAR: 'Healthcare reimagined: what is the role of private provision in the NHS?' (speakers Professor Julian le Grand, Professor Alysson Pollock, and James Johnson; chairman, James Naughtie), Lecture Theatre, Medical Sciences Teaching Centre, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR LESLIE HOWSAM: 'Breaking the drowsy spell of narrative, 1880–1914' (Lyell Lectures in Bibliography: 'Historical knowledge and British publishers, 1850–1950: discipline and narrative'), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR LUC FOISNEAU: 'Is there a conflict between liberalism and democracy?' (lecture series: 'New directions in French philosophy'), Lecture Room, Philosophy Centre, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR ELEONORE STUMP: 'The problem of suffering' (Wilde Lectures in Natural and Comparative Religion: 'What we care about: the problem of evil'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. COLLINS: 'The king as Son of God in the Hebrew Bible' (Speaker's Lectures in Biblical Studies: 'Messiah and Son of God. Early Christology in light of biblical and Jewish traditions'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR MICHÈLE LE DOEUFF: 'Ariadne and the Blue Beards' (Weidenfeld Visiting Professor lectures: 'The spirit of secularism: on fables, gender, and ethics'), Tsuzuki Lecture Theatre, St Anne's, 5.30 p.m.

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Wednesday 3 May

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Writing at work'—first meeting, 3.30 p.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

PROFESSOR R. BRANDOM: 'Extending the project of analysis' (John Locke Lectures: 'Between saying and doing: towards an analytic pragmatism'), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. COLLINS: 'Messiah and Son of God in the Hellenistic period' (Speaker's Lectures in Biblical Studies: 'Messiah and Son of God. Early Christology in light of biblical and Jewish traditions'), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR C. HELMAN: 'The dybbuk and the golem: two archetypes of Jewish folklore' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 8 p.m.

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Thursday 4 May

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminars: 'Job search and interview skills for contract research staff', 9.15 a.m.; 'Grading and regradig of university posts', 9.30 a.m.; 'Staff selection', 12.45 p.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

THE REVD DR AIDAN NICHOLLS: 'Balthasar on revelation' (lecture series: 'The dogmatic theology of Hans Urs von Balthasar'), Lecture Room 2, Oriel, 12 noon.

DR M. THUNO: 'Wooing political and financial support from Chinese migrant populations: the Chinese state as a strategic operator of migration' (COMPAS seminar series—ESRC Centre on Migration, Policy, and Society: 'States and emigrants'), Institute of Human Sciences, Pauling Centre, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR J.-P. AZÉMA: 'Les hommes politiques doivent-ils se mêler d'écrire l'histoire? L'actuel débat français' (lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR JOSEPH LEDOUX: 'Why is it hard to be happy? The fearful brain is the problem and the solution' (seminar series related to Chichele Lectures: 'Frontiers of consciousness'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR LESLIE HOWSAM: 'Revised histories for an age of war and revolution, 1914–29' (Lyell Lectures in Bibliography: 'Historical knowledge and British publishers, 1850–1950: discipline and narrative'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR ELEONORE STUMP: 'Love, by all accounts' (Wilde Lectures in Natural and Comparative Religion: 'What we care about: the problem of evil'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. COLLINS: 'Messiah and Son of Man' (Speaker's Lectures in Biblical Studies: 'Messiah and Son of God. Early Christology in light of biblical and Jewish traditions'), Schools, 5 p.m.

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Friday 5 May

WORKSHOP: 'Whither the European Constitution?', Seminar Room, European Studies Centre, St Antony's, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. (further details from: european.studies@sant.ox.ac.uk).

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Minutes and agendas', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

MONICAL ALI: 'On censorship' (Richard Hillary Memorial Lecture), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

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