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: email@example.com).
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).
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.
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.
Monday 24 October
INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: 'Recruitment and selectionrefresher 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' (NewtonAbraham 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.)
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.
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: email@example.com).
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.)
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 email@example.com).
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
rightinfluences on policy' (Clarendon Law Lectures: 'Legal relations'), Gulbenkian
Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 5.30 p.m.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.)
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 email@example.com).
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: 'NorthSouth 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.)
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).
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, 18801945' (seminar series: 'Children and health'), Summer Common Room, Magdalen, 5 p.m.
S. MASSILL: 'Immigrants, refugees, and exiles: foreign librarians in Britain, 15001950' (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: email@example.com).
PROFESSOR M. MCVAUGH: 'Medieval surgeryone could do worse'
(McGovern Annual Lecture in the History of Medicine), E.P. Abraham Lecture Theatre,
Green College, 6 p.m.