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Oxford University Gazette, 20 October 2005: Diary


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.

V. TODRES: 'The Russian government's growing role in the economy and the media response' (Russian and East European Studies lecture), the Buttery, Wolfson, 5 p.m. (for further details e-mail: carol.leonard@sant.ox.ac.uk).

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.

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.

ROUND-TABLE DISCUSSION: 'International relations since the Cold War: responses to US hegemony and global liberalism' (first of two meetings: speakers Professor N. MacFarlane, Professor R. Foot, Dr A. Hurrell, and Dr J. Piscatori), Lecture Theatre, Social Sciences Building, 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), Balliol, 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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Wednesday 26 October

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: 'Career review and planning for contract research staff', 9.15 a.m. (for details see the IAUL site).

S. HEAD: 'The culture of contemporary American capitalism' (RAI Fellows' Research Seminars), Seminar Room, Rothermere American Institute, 12.30 p.m. (further details at: www.rai.ox.ac.uk).

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

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: 'Introduction to the arts of Japan', 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 S. WALSH: 'Stravinsky's Oedipus Rex , Enescu's Oedipe , and the Parisian stage of the 1920s' (Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama lecture), Seminar Room, Classics Centre, 2.15 p.m. (for further information: tel. (2)88210, or email apgrd@classics.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR V. GILLESPIE (J.R.R. Tolkein Professor of English Literature and Language): 'Lunatics, lovers, and poets: some compact imaginations' (inaugural lecture), Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

ALEXANDER BETTS: 'North–South co-operation in the refugee regime' (Refugee Studies Centre: public seminars), Department of Development Studies, Mansfield Road, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR H. ANSARI: 'The development of Muslim networks in Britain: then and now' (seminar series: 'Muslims in Britain: issues and reflections'), Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, 4 p.m.

DR N. SIEGFRIED: 'Male circumcision as HIV prevention in sub-Saharan Africa: science and policy' (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.

MAJ.-GEN. A.J.N. GRAHAM: 'The campaign in Iraq and the British approach to counter-insurgency' (seminar series: 'Campaigning and generalship'), Wharton Room, All Souls, 5.15 p.m.

DR S. CRETNEY: 'Constitutional reform and social policy in a democracy' (Clarendon Law Lectures: 'Legal relations'), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 5.30 p.m.

DR LUCY NORRIS: 'Cloth that lies: the recycling of clothing in India' (Oxford Asian Textile Group meeting), Pauling Centre, 58 Banbury Road, 6.15 p.m. (admission for visitors £2).

FRIENDS OF THE BODLEIAN: 'Miller's Tales'—Sir Jonathan Miller reads humorous passages from books of his choice, Jacqueline du Pré Building, St Hilda's, 7.30 p.m. (Tickets £10, some student tickets £5, from the Friends of the Bodleian: tel.: (2)77234, e-mail: fob@bodley.ox.ac.uk.)

MARK PESKANOV (violin) and DEBORGE PINNINTON (singer) perform works by Bach, Schubert, and Paganini, the Auditorium, St John's, 8.30 p.m. (admission by free programme, available from the Lodge, St John's).



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Thursday 27 October

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: 'Leading teams'—day 2, 9.30 a.m. (for details see the IAUL site).

H.T. ABDULLAH KHAN: 'Is ageing an emerging demographic issue in Bangladesh?' (Oxford Institute of Ageing seminars), Seminar Room G, Social Sciences Building, 12.30 p.m.

J. OKELY and H. ISSA: 'Bedouin women and the paradox of urban change: the challenge of being a male researcher among the Bedouin in Egypt' (International Gender Studies Centre seminars: 'The Mediterranean: a place of passage, transition, and change'), Queen Elizabeth House, Mansfield Road, 2 p.m.

DR K. SCHRAMM: 'Debating racism: Africans, African-Americans, and the white researcher' (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 DIARMAID MACCULLOCH: 'The latitude of the Church of England' (Tyndale Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

GEN. SIR RUPERT SMITH: 'The utility of force' (Changing Character of War Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

ALICE REID: 'Child mortality in Britain, 1880–1945' (seminar series: 'Children and health'), Summer Common Room, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

S. MASSILL: 'Immigrants, refugees, and exiles: foreign librarians in Britain, 1500–1950' (Oxford Bibliographical Society lecture), Taylor Institution, 5.15 p.m.

PIERRE RONZEAUD: 'Prismes culturels et littéraires: l'exemple du Télémaque de Fénelon' (Early Modern French Seminar), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

FLORENCE DUPONT: 'Was Rome a bicultural society?'(lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

SIR DAVID OMAND: 'Reflections on secret intelligence' (Oxford Intelligence Group seminar), Senior Common Room, Nuffield, 5.30 p.m. (enquiries: claire.bunce@nuffield.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR M. MCVAUGH: 'Medieval surgery—one could do worse' (McGovern Annual Lecture in the History of Medicine), E.P. Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green College, 6 p.m.

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