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Oxford University Gazette, 25 May 2006: Diary

Friday 26 May

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Introduction to the Bodleian Library', 2 p.m. (see information above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: opening of the 'New Treasures' exhibition, 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.)

ORSOLYA VINCZE: 'Translators and translating in early modern Hungary' (East and East–Central Europe Seminar), MacGregor Room, Oriel, 2.15 p.m.

MICHAEL CARRITHERS: 'Rhetoric and the creation of new cultural forms: a German example' (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology seminars), Pauling Centre, 58a Banbury Road, 4.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR ROGER GOODMAN (Nissan Professor of Modern Japanese Studies): 'The uncertain future of Japan's universities' (Inaugural Lecture), Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR DAVID MILNER: 'Sight unseen: an unconscious visual processing system in the human brain' (Chichele Lectures: 'Frontiers of consciousness'), University Museum of Natural History, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J.C. COFFEE: 'Litigation and corporate governance: the costs and benefits of the American reliance on the attorney as bounty-hunter' (Clarendon Lectures in Management Studies: 'Gatekeepers: corporate governance and the professions'), Saïd Business School, 5 p.m. (admission free and open to the public).

DR S. SKINNER: 'Noetics and Newmaniacs: Oriel's intellectual legacy in the nineteenth century' (Lee Seng Tee Lecture), Senior Library, Oriel, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER BUTLER: 'The "Modernist" work: defining the boundaries' (Interdisciplinary seminar in art theory and literary theory: 'Modernism and beyond'), Danson Room, Trinity, 5 p.m.

CONSTANZE STELZENMÜLLER: 'Germany's transatlantic relations: after the storm' (seminar series: 'Germany: a new political beginning?'), Seminar Room European Studies Centre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

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Saturday 27 May

ORGAN RECITAL: Rebecca Taylor, the chapel, Magdalen, 5.25 p.m. (admission free).

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Sunday 28 May

MR TERRY WAITE, CBE, preaches at Sung Eucharist, the chapel, Magdalen, 11 a.m.

HUGH CROSTHWAIT (piano), PAULINA SLIWA (alto), and OLIVE THOMAS (piano) perform works by Ravel, Liszt, and Schumann, Balliol, 9 p.m. (admission free).

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Monday 29 May

PROFESSOR RICHARD SENNETT: 'Craftsmanship' (lecture), Rothermere American Institute, 5 p.m.

DR DEBORAH ROOKE: 'A gender agenda: Deborah in holy writ and Handel' ('Biblical woman and their afterlives' series, funded by the AHRC), Danson Room, Trinity, 5 p.m.

JEAN-BAPTISTE JEANGENE VILMER: 'Reading Sade in context' (seminar series: 'New directions in French research'), Maison Française, 5 p.m.

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Tuesday 30 May

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Presentation skills', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: 'Glorious gold', 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 JEFF MCMAHAN: 'Unjust warfare' (Uehiro Lectures: 'Responsibility and liability in war'), Lecture Theatre, Department of Pharmacology, 3 p.m.

PROFESSOR BRONWEN MORGAN: 'The intersection of rights and regulation' (Centre for Socio-Legal Studies seminar series: 'Regulatory drift'), Room E, Manor Road Building, 4.30 p.m. (enquiries to: paul.honey@csls.ox.ac.uk).

AMBASSADOR DENNIS ROSS: 'The missing peace: Camp David and beyond' (Isaiah Berlin Public Lecture in Middle East Dialogue), Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR JEAN-MARIE SCHAEFFER: 'Aesthetics between philosophy and anthropology' (lecture series: 'New directions in French philosophy'), Lecture Room, Philosophy Centre, 5 p.m.

DR JOANNA WEIDBERG: 'An exceptional Jew of the Italian Renaissance' (Interdisciplinary Seminars in the Study of Religions: 'Approaches to religions in the twenty-first century'), Harris Seminar Room, Oriel, 5 p.m.

SHAUNAKA RISHI DAS: 'Beyond the image: Hinduism in the media' (Oxford Centre for Christianity and Culture public lectures: 'Faith in the media?'), Regent's Park College, 5 p.m.

GEOFF MULGAN and PROFESSOR CHARLES TILLY: 'Democracy and the experts' (Transatlantic Dialogue in Public Policy), Rothermere American Institute, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR MICHÈLE LE DOEUFF: 'Are all wars wars of religion?' (Weidenfeld Visiting Professor lectures: 'The spirit of secularism: on fables, gender, and ethics'), Tsuzuki Lecture Theatre, St Anne's, 5.30 p.m.

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Wednesday 31 May

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

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: '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.)

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Writing at work'—fifth meeting, 3.30 p.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

PROFESSOR TIMOTHY HOFF: 'The promises and pitfalls of paying health professionals for their performance' (Health Policy and Management Seminars), James Martin Institute Seminar Room, Saïd Business School, 4 p.m.

PROFESSOR MUSHTAQ H. KHAN: 'The "new" Indian economic model: what has really changed in the Indian subcontinent?' (Radhakrishnan Memorial Lectures), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR HELENA WULFF: 'Fiction and ethnographic sensibility: Irish relations in the writings of Eilis Ni Dhuibhn' (International Gender Studies Centre: Kaberry Commemorative Lecture), Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. BRANDOM: 'Incompatibility, modal semantics, and intrinsic logic' (John Locke Lectures: 'Between saying and doing: towards an analytic pragmatism'), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

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Thursday 1 June

THE REVD DR AIDAN NICHOLLS: 'Balthasar's theological aesthetics' (lecture series: 'The dogmatic theology of Hans Urs von Balthasar'), Lecture Room 2, Oriel, 12 noon.

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Teams and their development', 12.45 p.m. (see information above).

ORGAN RECITAL: Graham Howells and Gareth Price perform transcriptions of orchestral works, the chapel, Harris Manchester, 1.30 p.m. (admission free, with retiring collection).

F. RAGAZZI: ' "Diaspora" as a state category: the case of Croatia' (COMPAS seminar series—ESRC Centre on Migration, Policy, and Society: 'States and emigrants'), Institute of Human Sciences, Pauling Centre, 2 p.m.

DR CLAIRE STOCKS: 'What the doctor ordered? The fole of the faculty in developing graduate teachers' (Oxford Learning Institute: research seminars), Institute Meeting Room, Level 2, Littlegate House, St Ebbe's, 4 p.m. (enquiries to: rocio.garavito@learning.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR CARL WUNSCH: 'Astronomical controls on climate' (Halley Lecture), Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, 4.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR MARTIN DAVIES: 'Experience and belief: the role of consciousness in the aetiology of delusions' (seminar series related to Chichele Lectures: 'Frontiers of consciousness'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR TIMOTHY GARTON ASH: 'Why Britain is in Europe' (lecture), Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

PHYLLIDA LLOYD (Cameron Mackintosh Visiting Professor of Contemporary Theatre) and HARRIET WALTER: 'Other people's shoes: thoughts on acting' (drama workshop), Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's, 5 p.m.

AMBASSADOR SHIRIN TAHIR-KHELI: 'US commitment to women's empowerment' (seminar), Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, 5 p.m.

JEAN-YVES TADIÉ: 'Une histoire structurale de la littérature est-elle possible?' (Modern French Seminar), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

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Friday 2 June

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Hours of work, leave, and absence', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

JAMES BJORK: 'The menace of Christendom: the German problem and the Catholic Church in post-war Poland' (East and East–Central Europe Seminar), MacGregor Room, Oriel, 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR TIMOTHY HOFF: 'Failing to keep patients safe: the case of US medical training' (Health Policy and Management Seminars), Edmond Safra Lecture Theatre, Saïd Business School, 5 p.m.

STEVEN MITHEN: 'Evolution, music, and mind' (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology seminars), Pauling Centre, 58a Banbury Road, 4.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR CHRIS FRITH: 'What is consciousness for? Sharing experiences' (Chichele Lectures: 'Frontiers of consciousness'), University Museum of Natural History, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR JING JONG LI: 'From rule of man to rule of law in the People's Republic of China' (Annual Lecture in Law and Society), Lecture Theatre, Manor Road Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR IRENE FAVARETTO: 'From private collection to public museum: the Grimani collection of classical antiquities and the formation of the public sculpture collection of the Republic of Venice' (lecture), Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean, 5 p.m.

MICHAEL ARCHER: 'In defence of novelty' (Interdisciplinary seminar in art theory and literary theory: 'Modernism and beyond'), Danson Room, Trinity, 5 p.m.

STEPHAN LEIBFRIED: 'Bypasses to social Europe: some lessons of federalism' (seminar series: 'Germany: a new political beginning?'), Seminar Room European Studies Centre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR LI JIANYONG: 'The way to the rule of law in China' (Centre for Socio-Legal Studies and Foundation for Law, Justice and Society Annual Lecture), Lecture Theatre, Manor Road Building, 5 p.m. (register interest to: events@fljs.org).

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Saturday 3 June

MUSEUM OF THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE: guided tour of the exhibition 'Wireless world: Marconi and the making of radio', 2 p.m. (no charge; booking not required).

ORGAN RECITAL: Malcolm Pearce, the chapel, Magdalen, 5.25 p.m. (admission free).

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Sunday 4 June

THE REVD DR RICHARD TURNBULL preaches the Sermon for Whit Sunday, Cathedral, 10 a.m.

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Monday 5 June

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Presentation skills practice', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

H. BEATTY: 'Quacks, social climbers, and gentlemen: the nerve doctors of late eighteenth-century Britain' (seminar series: 'Medicine, surgery, and culture'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. LASKEY: 'Control of DNA replication and its exploitation for cancer diagnosis' (lecture), Lecture Theatre 1, Department of Biochemistry, 4 p.m.

PROFESSOR PETER BRYANT: 'Spelling rules exist, but does anyone learn them?' (Department of Educational Studies: public research seminars), Lecture Room 1, Department of Educational Studies, 5 p.m. (for abstracts and further information, contact: marcine.snyder@edstud.ox.ac.uk).

PIERRE SERNA: 'La fabrique de l'extrême-centre sous la révolution française' (seminar series: 'New directions in French research'), Maison Française, 5 p.m.

TORIL MOI: 'A new genealogy of Modernism: idealism reconsidered' (lecture), Lecture Room 4, New College, 5.15 p.m.

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