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Oxford University Gazette, 22 September 2005: Diary


Saturday 24 September

SOMERVILLE COLLEGE and the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography : Literary Luncheon, with speakers Barbara Harvey, Janet Howarth, and Pauline Adams, Somerville, 12 noon (tickets £30, from elizabeth.cooke@somerville.ox.ac.uk).

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Tuesday 27 September

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: 'Tulips and exotic birds', 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.)

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Wednesday 28 September

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: 'Introduction to Impressionism', 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.)

ANTHONY FARRINGTON: dialogue and 'work in progress' report on 'Asian textiles in the London sale-room: East India Company auction records of the seventeenth century' (Oxford Asian Textile Group meeting), Pauling Centre, 58a Banbury Road, 5.45 p.m. (admission for visitors £2).



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Thursday 29 September

CONGREGATION meeting, Sheldonian, 11 a.m.: conferments of honorary degrees upon Dr Rowan Williams and Mr Ken Loach.

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Friday 30 September

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: 'The Grand Tour', 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.)



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Saturday 1 October

MICHAELMAS TERM begins.

J.F. COATES: 'Some engineering concepts applied to ancient Greek trireme warships' (Jenkin Lecture), Thom Building, Department of Engineering Science, 12 noon.

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Tuesday 4 October

CONGREGATION meeting, Sheldonian, 12 noon: Vice-Chancellor's Oration; admission of Pro-Vice-Chancellors; admission of Clerks of the Market.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: 'Tea, coffee, and chocolate', 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.)



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Thursday 6 October

THE REVD PROFESSOR ALISTER MCGRATH: Holy Communion (Latin), St Mary's, 8 a.m.



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Friday 7 October

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: 'Chinese paintings: the mystery of empty space', 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.)

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Sunday 9 October

MICHAELMAS FULL TERM begins.

THE REVD CANON FLORA WINFIELD preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.



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Monday 10 October

WILLIAM BEINART: 'Transhumance, disease and veterinary regulation in South Africa' (seminars: 'Veterinary science and medical entomology'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 2.15 p.m.

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Tuesday 11 October

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: 'Costume in portraits', 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.)

CONGREGATION meeting, Sheldonian, 2 p.m. (see details in 'University Agenda' above).

VALLI MOOSA (President, World Conservation Union): 'Developing a conservation strategy for Africa' (Trapnell Lecture), Main Lecture Theatre, Centre for the Environment, Dyson Perrins Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR ALLEN WOOD: 'What is Kantian ethics?' (Isaiah Berlin Lectures: 'Kantian ethics'), Schools, 5 p.m.

THE REVD CANON DR JANE SHAW preaches (Court Sermon), Cathedral, 6 p.m.



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Wednesday 12 October

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: 'A celebration and farewell to India', 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.)

SIR STEPHEN WALL, PROFESSOR PATRICK MINFORD and PROFESSOR ANTHONY NICHOLLS: 'Has EU membership been good for Britain?' (lecture series: 'Britain and Europe'), Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m. (meeting chaired by Timothy Garton Ash).

PROFESSOR H. JAFFE: 'Reflections on the early days of AIDS: progression thus far and challenges remaining' (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 13 October

TOM GALLAGHER: 'Eurocrats on the Black Sea: the meaning for Romania of EU accession' (lecture series: 'Britain and Europe'), European Studies Centre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

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Friday 14 October

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.)

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

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.

LORD WOOLF: 'The courts' place in the constitution?' (seminar series: 'Are Labour's constitutional changes working?'), Auditorium, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

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Tuesday 18 October

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 ALLEN WOOD: 'Formulations of the moral law' (Isaiah Berlin Lectures: 'Kantian ethics'), Schools, 5 p.m.

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Wednesday 19 October

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.)

JACQUELINE ROSE in conversation with PROFESSOR AVI SHLAIM: 'The question of Zion', Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 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

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 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

DR H. KESHMIRSHEKAN: 'Iranian art: the emergence of new artistic discourses' (seminar series on Iran), the Buttery, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

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