Oxford University Gazette, 23 February 2006: Diary
Friday 24 February
TAYLOR INSTITUTION: Slavonic and Modern Greek Library closed to readers (today only).
LEARNING INSTITUTE seminars: 'Career review and planning for contract research staff', 9.15 a.m.; 'Time management for administrative, secretarial, and support staff', 9.30 a.m.; and 'Introduction to the Bodleian Library', 11 a.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).
PROFESSOR R. LITTLEWOOD: 'The voice of God: talking to God in prayer' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminars: 'A sense of identity'), Lecture Theatre, 61 Banbury Road, 11 a.m.
ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: 'Hairstyles, wigs, and whiskers (men's fashions)', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £2. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.1 p.m., or e-mail: email@example.com.)
A. BEATTY: 'The Pope in Mexico: syncretism in public ritual' (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology seminar, Pauling Centre for Human Sciences, 58a Banbury Road), 4.15 p.m.
PROFESSOR STEPHEN HAWKING: 'The origin of the Universe' (Dennis Sciama Memorial Lecture), Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, 5 p.m. (Admission to the lecture, and to the video-link in the Lindemann Lecture Theatre, by ticket only: firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets for the original date are invalid.)
PROFESSOR JOHN MORRILL: 'Legacies' (Ford's Lectures in British History: 'Living with revolution: the peoples of Britain and Ireland and the Civil Wars'), Schools, 5 p.m.
WOLFGANG WESSELS: 'Crisis of confidence in "old Europe" after the peaceful revolutions in "new Europe" and why the EU succeeded with its biggest enlargement' (lecture series: 'European crises 19452005: challenge and response in European integration'), European Studies Centre, 5 p.m.
L. WISE: 'President and Parliament: the Egyptian elections of 2005' (seminar series: 'The politics of elections in the Middle East today'), the Buttery, St Antony's, 5 p.m. (enquiries: Oxford (2)84780 or email@example.com).
Saturday 25 February
STUDY-DAY: 'Durkheim and the French topic: reception of pragmatism', Maison Française, 10.45 a.m.4 p.m.
RECITAL, with Alexander Campkin, the chapel, Queen's, 1.15 p.m. (admission free, with retiring collection).
EVENSONG, the Cathedral, 6.05 p.m.: includes a performance of a setting of the Nunc Dimittis by Hugh Brunt of New College, the winning work in the inaugural Orlando Composition Prize.
Sunday 26 February
THE VERY REVD CHRISTOPHER LEWIS preaches the Sermon on the Grace of Humility, St Mary's, 10 a.m.
Monday 27 February
LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Lecturing: purposes, approach, and performance (Humanities and Social Sciences)'Session 2, 12 noon (for details, see the Learning Institute site).
ELISABETH HSU: 'The history of Qinghao in Chinese materia medica' (seminar series: 'Medicine in the modern non-Western world'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 2.15 p.m.
PROFESSOR J.P. CARLEY (Leverhulme Visiting Professor): 'Ex-religious and their books' (lecture series: 'The sixteenth-century English library: monastery and private collection'), St Cross Building, 4.30 p.m.
DR TOBY KELLY: 'Vigilantes and the execution of suspected Palestinian collaborators under Israeli occupation' (Centre for Socio-Legal Studies: public seminars), Seminar Room B, Manor Road Building, 4.30 p.m.
MATTHEW NIBLETT: 'The true science of human nature: Joseph Priestley and the moral thought of Enlightened Dissent in the 1770s' (Enlightenment Workshop), Voltaire Foundation, 99 Banbury Road, 5 p.m.
DR MATTHIAS MORYS: 'Adjustment under the classical Gold Standard: how costly did the external constraint become to the European periphery?' (Seminar in Economic and Social History), Seminar Room, European Studies Centre, 5 p.m.
PROFESSOR JONATHAN ZITTRAIN: ' "Code is law": technological complements to copyright' (lecture), Oxford Internet Institute, 1 St Giles', 5.30 p.m.
Tuesday 28 February
ROWENA JACOBS: 'Ranking and random variation in health care' (workshop series: 'Ranking public services: from local to global'), Oxford Internet Institute, 12.30 p.m.
ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: 'Twentieth-century art', 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 SAM JOHNSON: 'From Dreyfus to Dmowski: tracing the British intellectual narrative to Europe's "Jewish Question" in the early twentieth century' (Seminar in Modern European Jewish History), European Studies Centre, 2.15 p.m.
DR MARK HARRISON: 'Quarantine and international relations: an historical perspective' (James Martin Institute for Science and Civilisation seminar series: 'Humanities and the future of humanity'), Saïd Business School, 4 p.m.
DOMINIC GRIEVE, MP, TONY LLOYD, MP, and SHAMI CHAKRABARTI: 'Do civil rights hinder combating terrorism?' (St Antony's Visiting Parliamentary Fellows seminars: 'Terrorism: roots and responses'), Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.
PROFESSOR RUTH GAVISON: 'Rights discourse and the alleged Palestinian right of return' (Isaiah Berlin Public Lectures in Middle East Dialogue), Ian Skipper Room, St Cross, 5 p.m.
PROFESSOR ROGER GOODMAN: 'The state of Japanese welfarewelfare and the Japanese state' (Current Issues in Social Policy seminars: 'Wefare state transformations'), Violet Butler Seminar Room, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, 5 p.m.
DR E. CHRISTIANSON: 'Why film noir is good for the mind' (Centre for Christianity and Culture public lectures: 'Flickering images: theology, film, and culture'), Regent's Park College, 5 p.m.
J. TAYLOR: 'Reading the Jardin de Plaisance: some thoughts' (Medieval French Seminar), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.
L. AUSTERN: ' "For Musicke is the Handmaid of the Lord": women and the performance of psalms in early modern England' (Graduate Students' Colloquia), Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music, 5.15 p.m.
Wednesday 1 March
LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Presentation skills practice', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).
ORGAN RECITAL: Lewis Brito-Babapulle, the chapel, Queen's, 1.10 p.m. (admission free, with retiring collection).
AMIRA BENNISON: 'Language and power in the medieval Islamic west: the dialectics of rebellion' (interdisciplinary seminars: 'Language and history'), MacGregor Room, Oriel, 2.15 p.m.
PROFESSOR TOM PHILLIPS: 'The secret triumph of ornament: finding art in the neighbourhood (and neighbourhood art)' (Slade Lectures 2006: 'Making art workthe artist in the studio'), Lecture Theatre, University Museum of Natural History, 5 p.m. (open to the public).
PROFESSOR IAN GREEN: 'Reconciling virtue and grace in English school and parish instruction, c.15601760' (Waynflete Lectures: 'Humanism and Protestantism in early modern England'), Grove Auditorium, Magdalen, 5 p.m.
LEAH BASSELL: 'From refugee woman to citizen: the politics of integration in France and Canada' (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).
DR ANTONI ÜÇERLER: ' "Warring states"Japan meets Silicon Valley: creating electronic editions of the sources' (D'Arcy Lectures: 'Christianity "Made in Japan": the Jesuit enterprise, 1549--1640'), Schools, 5 p.m.
PROFESSOR GIULIANO AMATO: 'Italian Europeans and (more or less) European Brits' (lecture), Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.
DR J.D. ANTHONY: 'The changing nature of American interests in the Gulf' (lecture), Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, 5 p.m.
DR YOON-JE CHO (Korean Ambassador): 'Recent development of the Korean economy' (lecture), Charles Wellbeloved Room, Harris Manchester, 5.30 p.m.
DR WILLIAM WHYTE: 'The maker of modern Oxford: Sir T.G. Jackson and the rebuilding of the University' (lecture), Hertford, 5.30 p.m. (admission free but space limited: to reserve a ticket tel. (2)76172, or e-mail: email@example.com).
THE FRIENDS OF THE BODLEIAN presents a Literary Evening with the novelist and critic
DAVID LODGE, who will read from and discuss his work, Holywell Music Room, 7.30 p.m. (tickets £10, students £5, on application to the Administrator, Friends of the Bodleian: tel. (2)77234, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org).
PROFESSOR H. CHERTOK: 'He also spoke as a Jew: the mystery of The Revd James Parkes' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 8 p.m.
Thursday 2 March
LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Lecturing: purposes, approach, and performance (LES, MPS, and Medical Sciences)'Session 2, 12 noon (for details, see the Learning Institute site).
OLIVER COATES: cello recital, the chapel, Harris Manchester, 1.30 p.m. (admission free, with retiring collection).
PROFESSOR HENRY SHUE: 'Torture and exceptional circumstances' (seminar series: 'Normative theory and the use of force'), Schools, 2 p.m.
DR PATRICK SIMON: 'Shaping migration research strategies: the French experience' (COMPAS seminarsCentre 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.
SUE JERVIS: 'Moving experiences: responses to relocation among military wives' (International Gender Studies Centre lectures: 'Transnational people: globally mobile professional people'), Department for International Development, 2 p.m.
JONATHAN WYATT: 'Researching professional identities: autoethnography, performance, and narrative' (Learning Institute Research Seminars), Meeting Room, Learning Institute, Littlegate House, 4 p.m. (to attend, contact: email@example.com).
JAN SALICK: 'Global warming and tourism in Tibet and Chinese development' (Development Seminars), Seminar Room 2, Department of International Development, 5 p.m.
THE RT. HON. JOHN GUMMER, MP: 'Joining up environmental governance: the challenge of an holistic approach' (Linacre Lectures: 'Environmental Governance'), Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, 5.15 p.m.
M. DI PALMA: 'Rousseau, Derrida and the reserve of Nature' (Early Modern French Seminar), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.
DR FRANCESCA GALLIGAN: 'The library of Samuel Harsnett: a preliminary report' (Oxford Bibliographical Society Lecture), Taylor Institution, 5.15 p.m.
DOM HENRY WANSBROUGH, OSB: 'The roots of pilgrimage' (Lent course: 'The heart in pilgrimage'), Priory Room, Christ Church, 7 p.m. (further details from: firstname.lastname@example.org).
THE CHOIR OF QUEEN'S COLLEGE and THE QUEEN'S CONSORT perform Handel's Dixit Dominus, and Scarlatti's Stabat Mater, Queen's, 8.15 p.m. (Admission £12/£8/£6. Details at www.queens.ox.ac.uk/choir.)
Friday 3 March
DR G. ALEX: ' "Touchability" and "untouchability" in India: the body as a site for social values' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminars: 'A sense of identity'), Lecture Theatre, 61 Banbury Road, 11 a.m.
PROFESSOR J.-F. SCHAUB: 'The early modern world and the feeling of the ubiquity of barbarism' (workshop), Seminar Room, Modern History Research Unit, Radcliffe Infirmary, 36 p.m. (to attend, contact: email@example.com).
P. FROERER: 'Disciplining the Saffron Way: moral education and the Hindu Rashtra' (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology seminar, Pauling Centre for Human Sciences, 58a Banbury Road), 4.15 p.m.
MATTHIAS JOPP: 'The Balkan crisis as engine for the evolution of European security and defence policy' (lecture series: 'European crises 19452005: challenge and response in European integration'), European Studies Centre, 5 p.m.
M. RABBANI: 'Palestinian elections: consolidation through change?' (seminar series: 'The politics of elections in the Middle East today'), the Buttery, St Antony's, 5 p.m. (enquiries: Oxford (2)84780 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
PROFESSOR TIMOTHY GARTON ASH: `How can a freer journalism be developed and supported in un-free countries?' (`Media and Politics' series), Nuffield, 5 p.m.
H.E. MR KAMALESH SHARMA (High Commissioner of India): 'India in a globalising world' (lecture), Seminar Room 2, Queen Elizabeth House, Mansfield Road, 5 p.m.