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Oxford University Gazette, 24 November 2005: Diary


Friday 25 November

Note: the Dennis Sciama Memorial Lecture, due to have been given today by Professor Stephen Hawking, has been cancelled.

DIANE CARR: 'Towards a viable theory of representation(s) within figurative computer games' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminar: 'Games are not trivial pursuits'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

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.)

K. CHARSLEY: 'Married but not married: risk, ritual and transnational Pakistani marriages' (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology seminars), 64 Banbury Road, 4.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR STEFAN DERCON (Professor of Development Economics): 'Risk, time, and poverty' (Inaugural Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m. Buttery, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

THE PANOCHA QUARTET with ROY HOWAT (piano) perform works by Mozart, Janácek, and Fauré, the Auditorium, St John's, 8.30 p.m. (admission by free programme, available from the Lodge, St John's).



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Saturday 26 November

RECITAL by Hester Crombie (piano), the chapel, Queen's, 1.15 p.m. (admission free, with retiring collection).

OPENING OF COLLECTION MEDIEVAL VESTMENTS, St John's, 2–5 p.m. (entrance via Parks Road Lodge or Main Lodge).

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Sunday 27 November

THE VEN. JULIAN HUBBARD OXFORD preaches the Sermon for Advent Sunday, Cathedral, 10 a.m.

PATSY TOH plays piano works by Schumann and Chopin, the Hall, Wolfson, 5 p.m. (admission £5, concessions £3: in aid of African Medical and Research Foundation).



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Monday 28 November

LECTURE LISTS, Hilary Term: files to be supplied by today (e-mail: lecture.lists@admin.ox.ac.uk).

Z. DE SAS KROPIWNICKI: 'Sexual agents: female adolescent prostitutes' negotation of power and positioning in Cape Town, South Africa' (Fertility and Reproduction Seminars: 'Aspects of sexuality across cultures'), Seminar Room, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

JOHN CLARKE: ' "The eyes of our potatoes are weeping": the spectre of the Colorado beetle in late nineteenth-century Britain and North America' (seminars: 'Veterinary science and medical entomology'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR GEORGE C. EDWARDS (John M. Olin Visiting Professor in American Government): 'The President as leader: transformer or facilitator?' (Inaugural Lecture), Lecture Theatre, Social Sciences Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR INGRID LUNT: 'Inclusive education: challenges and dilemmas in policy implementation' (lecture), Lecture Room 1, Department of Educational Studies, 5 p.m. (followed by reception).

DR J. CARRUTHERS: ' "The letter that never arrives": reception in and of the Book of Esther' (seminar series: 'The Bible in art, music, and literature'), Danson Room, Trinity, 5 p.m.

JEAN-JACQUES KUPIEC: 'Schrödinger's error: indeed what is life?' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

PAUL VOLCKER: 'International institutions in a global economy' (Cairncross Lecture), the chapel, St Peter's, 5.30 p.m. (enquiries: development.office@spc.ox.ac.uk).

BRUNO LATOUR: 'Making things public: the debriefing of a thought experiment' (lecture), Maison Française, 7.30 p.m.

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Tuesday 29 November

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: 'Eighteenth-century painting and sculpture', 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 J. KLEINBERG and PROFESSOR K. KISH SKLAR (Harmsworth Professor): Response to Professor Kish Sklar's Inaugural Lecture (15 November), and discussion, Seminar Room, Rothermere American Institute, 4 p.m.

DR P. WARD: 'Christianity and contemporary culture: postmodern worship' (Oxford Centre for Christianity and Culture lectures: 'Christianity and culture: a critical encounter'), Regent's Park College, 5 p.m.

DR KAI KRESSE: 'Effort, activism and pragmatism in everyday life: popular discourse and the younger generation' (Evans-Pritchard Lectures: 'Discourses of Islam and Muslim identity in postcolonial Mombasa'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

LUC FOISNEAU: 'Global egalitarianism and the claims of nationalism' (seminar series: 'Global inequalities, local injustices'), Seminar Room A, Department of Politics and International Relations, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR G. EDWARDS: Follow-up discussion to the Olin Professor's Inaugural Lecture (led by Dr N. Bowles and Dr M. Stears), Seminar Room, Rothermere American Institute, 5 p.m.

DR MARIA JASCHOK: 'Making rituals safe for women: women's mosques and Islamic orthodoxy in central China' (Interdisciplinary Seminars in the Study of Religions), Oriel, 5 p.m.

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Wednesday 30 November

SEMINAR: 'Portugal and the European Union', St John's and Taylor Institution, 10 a.m.–7 p.m. (organiser: Dr Teresa Pinto Coelho, St John's).

ORGAN RECITAL: Simon-Thomas Jacobs, the chapel, Queen's, 1.10 p.m. (admission free, with retiring collection).

DR J.T. MATHEWS: 'Getting back on the right path: the US role in the world' (Cyril Foster Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

M. INNES: 'From national to neighbourhood security: counter-terrorism policing and its intelligence problem' (Oxford Criminology Seminars), Seminar Room C, Social Sciences Building, 3.30 p.m.

DR R. HAAVISTO: 'Subjectivity and the well-founded fear of persecution: the recent Rwandese exodus' (Refugee Studies Centre: public seminars), Department of Development Studies, Mansfield Road, 5 p.m.

DR KAI KRESSE: 'Internal and translocal: dynamics, dialectic, and "political myth" ' (Evans-Pritchard Lectures: 'Discourses of Islam and Muslim identity in postcolonial Mombasa'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

DR P. LEWIS: 'Only connect: the challenge of passing on Islam to a new generation of British Muslims' (seminar series: 'Muslims in Britain: issues and reflections'), Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, 5 p.m.

DR D. OPERARIO: 'Promoting sexual abstinence to reduce HIV infection: do science and policy agree?' (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.

THE REVD DR JOHN MUDDIMAN: 'The anti-Judaism of the Jew of Tarsus' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 8 p.m.



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Thursday 1 December

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: 'Working with systems thinking and the unconscious in the organisation: an introduction for managers'—day 1, 9.30 a.m. (for details see the IAUL site).

A. OANCEA: 'Trends and models of research evaluation in Europe (with a focus on education research)' (Oxford Institute of Ageing seminars), Seminar Room G, Social Sciences Building, 12.30 p.m.

DR Y. SAMAD: 'European identity, Muslims, and Islamophobia' (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.

DR FRANCESCA BROGGI: ' "Italie, thou art the promised land that haunts my dreaming heart": gender and crossing cultural boundaries' (International Gender Studies Centre seminars: 'The Mediterranean: a place of passage, transition, and change'), Queen Elizabeth House, Mansfield Road, 2 p.m.

NANCY TURNER: 'Student experiences and perceptions of research teaching links in a research-intensive environment' (Institute for the Advancement of University Learning: research seminars), IAUL Meeting Room, Level 2, Littlegate House, St Ebbe's, 4 p.m. (for further information, tel. (2)86811, or e-mail: rocio.garavito@learning.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR R. SPARKS: 'Inside insecurities: older prisoners and the sociology of incarceration' (Centre for Socio-Legal Studies seminars: 'Security, citizenship, and the law: regulating boundaries'), Seminar Room G, Manor Road Building, 4.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR ROLAND LITTLEWOOD: 'Reason and necessity in the specification of genetic sexual attraction (incest)' (seminar series: 'Children and health'), Summer Common Room, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. FELSENSTEIN (Weldon Medal Prizewinner 2000): 'Variation within and between species: should we expect a new evolutionary synthesis?' (lecture), Lecture Theatre A, Zoology/Psychology Building, South Parks Road, 5 p.m. (tickets not required).

NICOLAS BELL: 'Understandings of Boethius's De institutione musica in the early fourteenth century' (Seminar in late Medieval and Renaissance Music), All Souls, 5 p.m. (Free of charge and open to the public.)

JENNIFER YEE: 'Salammbô and the subversion of Orientalism' (Modern French Seminar), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

GEN. JOHN DE CHASTELAIN: 'The Northern Ireland peace process, eleven years after' (Canada Seminar), Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret Hall, 5.30 p.m. (enquiries: janet.wardell@lmh.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR SHIRLEY TILGHMAN: 'Strange bedfellows: science, politics, and religion' (Romanes Lecture), Sheldonian, 5.45 p.m. (tickets not required).

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Friday 2 December

WORKSHOP: 'Politics and health policy in Brazil, Mexico, and the UK', Centre for Brazilian Studies, 9 a.m.–6 p.m. (enquiries to: enquiries@brazil.ox.ac.uk).

SEMINAR examining the findings of the recently launched UNESCO Global Monitoring Report on Literacy and to discuss Britain's response to the global challenge of education for all, St Antony's, 9.30 a.m.--4 p.m. (see further details in 'Lectures' above).

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: 'Career review and planning for contract research staff', 9.15 a.m.; 'Working with systems thinking and the unconscious in the organisation: an introduction for managers'—day 2, 9.30 a.m. (for details see the IAUL site).

C. MORTON: 'The initiation of Kamanga: thoughts on the relationship between the visual and textual in Evans-Pritchard's Zande ethnography' (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology seminars), 64 Banbury Road, 4.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR H. SHAHIDI: 'The media, security, and freedom in Iran' (seminar series on Iran), the Buttery, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

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Saturday 3 December

MICHAELMAS FULL TERM ends.

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Monday 5 December

SPECIAL LECTURE LIST, Hilary Term: entries to be supplied by today (e-mail: lecture.lists@admin.ox.ac.uk).

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Tuesday 6 December

SEMINAR: 'Entrepreneurship in Oxford', marking the launch of 'Entrepreneurship Saïd' (details and registration at: www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/entrepreneurship/).

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