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Oxford University Gazette, 26 January 2006: Diary

Friday 27 January

A. CHAU: 'Red and fiery sociality in Chinese temple festivals' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminars: 'A sense of identity'), Lecture Theatre, 61 Banbury Road, 11 a.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: 'Seventeenth- and eighteenth-century French paintings 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.)

THE HON. MICHAEL BELOFF, QC: 'Paying the judges—who, whom, how much, and why?' (Neill Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR JOHN MORRILL: 'The case of the army truly stated: adjutating revolution' (Ford's Lectures in British History: 'Living with revolution: the peoples of Britain and Ireland and the Civil Wars'), Schools, 5 p.m.

NICK ROBINSON: 'A troubled marriage—TV and democracy' (Philip Geddes Memorial Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

WILFRIED LOTH: 'The meaning of failed inter-war politics and World War Two as sources of European integration' (lecture series: 'European crises 1945–2005: challenge and response in European integration'), European Studies Centre, 5 p.m.

Z. TANIN: 'Afghanistan: elections and state formation?' (seminar series: 'The politics of elections in the Middle East today'), the Buttery, St Antony's, 5 p.m. (enquiries: Oxford (2)84780 or mec@sant.ox.ac.uk).



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Sunday 29 January

THE REVD MARY BIDE preaches, Cathedral, 10 a.m.



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Monday 30 January

PROFESSOR J.P. CARLEY (Leverhulme Visiting Professor): 'Royal presentation copies: from print to manuscript' (lecture series: 'The sixteenth-century English library: monastery and private collection'), St Cross Building, 4 p.m.

DR MARK HARRISON: 'Dr Helenus Scott and medical experimentation in late eighteenth-century India' (seminar series: 'Medicine in the modern non-Western world'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR KIM NASMYTH (Whitley Professor of Biochemistry): 'How do cells hold sister chromatids together?' (Inaugural Lecture), Lecture Theatre 1, Department of Biochemistry, 4 p.m.

DR FERNANDA PIRIE: 'Defiance and rule-breaking: authority and individualism among the nomads of north-eastern Tibet' (Centre for Socio-Legal Studies: public seminars), Seminar Room D, Manor Road Building, 4.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR ADAM ROBERTS, DR J. PISCATORI, DR A. ADIB-MOGHADDAM,

DR D. MALONE, and PROFESSOR TIMOTHY GARTON ASH: 'The crisis over Iran' (first of two round-table discussions: 'Nuclear weapons proliferation'), Lecture Theatre, Manor Road Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR ANDREW GAMBLE: 'Limited government: an impossible dream?' (seminar series: 'How healthy is British democracy?'), Summer Common Room, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR GARY TAYLOR: 'Why publish Shakespeare's collected plays?' (D.F. McKenzie Lectures: 'The man who made Shakespeare: England's first literary publisher'), Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

DR ROEY SWEET: 'The Grand Tour in Italy' (Enlightenment Workshop), Voltaire Foundation, 99 Banbury Road, 5 p.m.

JOHN GITTINGS: 'If Mao had met Roosevelt: an alternative view of US–China relations since 1945' (Contemporary China Seminars), Seminar Room 206, Institute for Chinese Studies, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR PAUL SEEDHOUSE: 'Applying conversation analysis' (public research seminars), Lecture Room 1, Department of Educational Studies, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR LARRY NEAL: 'Lessons from the transitions: from the enlargement of the European Union to the enlargement of the euro' (Seminar in Economic and Social History), Seminar Room, European Studies Centre, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR SIR ANDREW HAINES: 'Climate change and human health: potential impacts, vulnerability and adaptation' (Green College Lectures: 'Climate change—evidence, effects, and evasive action'), Witts Lecture Theatre, Radcliffe Infirmary, 6 p.m.



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Tuesday 31 January

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Small group teaching—Humanities and Social Sciences' (third of four meetings), 12 noon (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

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.)

DR KLAUS WEBER: 'Jewish philanthropy and social development in Europe, c.1800–1940: the case of the Rothschilds' (Seminar in Modern European Jewish History), European Studies Centre, 2.15 p.m.

DR JULIAN JOHNSON: 'Music and Utopia' (James Martin Institute for Science and Civilisation seminar series: 'Humanities and the future of humanity'), Saïd Business School, 4 p.m.

SALMA YAQOOB (Vice-Chair, Respect), PROFESSOR ROGER SCRUTON, and DR EMANUELE OTTOLENGHI: 'Does religious fundamentalism breed terrorism?' (St Antony's Visiting Parliamentary Fellows seminars: 'Terrorism: roots and responses'), Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

DR COLIN KIDD: 'Narratives of belonging' (Carlyle Lectures: 'The varieties of Unionism in Scottish political thought 1707–1974'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. GOUL-ANDERSEN: 'The transformation of the Scandinavian welfare state model?' (Current Issues in Social Policy seminars: 'Wefare state transformations'), Violet Butler Seminar Room, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR SIR NICHOLAS STERN: 'Making development happen: analysis and action' (Oxonia seminar), Lecture Theatre, Department of Economics, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR GARY TAYLOR: 'England's greatest literary critic' (D.F. McKenzie Lectures: 'The man who made Shakespeare: England's first literary publisher'), Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

DR C. MARSH: 'Seeing and believing: the practice and theory of film- watching in theology/film discussion' (Centre for Christianity and Culture public lectures: 'Flickering images: theology, film, and culture'), Regent's Park College, 5 p.m.

L. PATTERSON: 'Insult, love, and a woman troubadour: the Tenso of Raimbaut de Vaqueiras and Albert Malespin' (Medieval French Seminar), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

D. BRETHERTON: 'Schubert's song forms as readings of poetry' (Graduate Students' Colloquia), Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music, 5.15 p.m.

ARMANDO IANNUCCI (News International Visiting Professor of Broadcast Media): 'Little Office: the rise of cult comedy' (News International Visiting Professor Lectures: 'British comedy: dead or alive?'), St Anne's, 5.30 p.m.



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Wednesday 1 February

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminars: 'Job search and interview skills for contract research staff', 9.15 a.m.; 'Minutes and agendas', 9.30 a.m.; 'Small group teaching—Sciences and Medical Sciences' (third of four meetings), 12 noon (see information above).

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

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: 'The history and making of bronze sculptures', 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.)

MONIKA BAAR: 'Language and the writing of national history in the nineteenth century' (interdisciplinary seminars: 'Language and history'), MacGregor Room, Oriel, 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR TOM PHILLIPS: 'Og, Feynman, Picasso, Cezanne: the romance of science and art; marriage, divorce, and affairs' (Slade Lectures 2006: 'Making art work—the artist in the studio'), Lecture Theatre, University Museum of Natural History, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

PROFESSOR BONAVENTURE RUTINWA: 'Refugee law, rights and reality in Africa into the twenty-first century' (Refugee Studies Centre: Harrell-Bond Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR ANTONI ÜÇERLER: 'Gutenberg comes to Japan: the Jesuit Mission Press 1588–1620' (D'Arcy Lectures: 'Christianity "Made in Japan": the Jesuit enterprise, 1549--1640'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR GARY TAYLOR: 'Of poetry and praise and packaging' (D.F. McKenzie Lectures: 'The man who made Shakespeare: England's first literary publisher'), Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

GEOFFREY HILL: poetry reading, Sheldonian, 7.30 p.m. (admission free).

PROFESSOR S. GOLDHILL: 'Get a life: biography and Jewish writing in the ancient world' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 8 p.m.



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Thursday 2 February

DR DAVID RODIN: ' "Pre-emption": defence before the attack?' (seminar series: 'Normative theory and the use of force'), Schools, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR MARCO MARTINIELLO: : 'Shaping migration research strategies: the Belgian experience' (COMPAS seminars—Centre 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.

DR K. WILLIS: ' "Coming to China changed my life": gender roles and relations among single highly skilled migrants' (International Gender Studies Centre lectures: 'Transnational people: globally mobile professional people'), Department for International Development, 2 p.m.

DR K. TRIGWELL: 'The teaching of graduate students at Oxford' (Learning Institute Research Seminars), Meeting Room, Learning Institute, Littlegate House, 4 p.m. (to attend, contact: rocio.garavito@learning.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR GARY TAYLOR: 'Making money making meaning' (D.F. McKenzie Lectures: 'The man who made Shakespeare: England's first literary publisher'), Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR ARTHUR MOL: 'Environmental governance in China: domestic and international dynamics of a future hegemon'(Linacre Lectures: 'Environmental Governance'), Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, 5.15 p.m.

R. SCHOLAR: 'On theory and the early modern: two cheers for free thinking' (Early Modern French Seminar), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

GREGORY RUBINSTEIN: 'The life and times of a masterpiece: Vermeer's Young Woman seated at the Virginals' (John Berger Lecture), Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum, 5.30 p.m.



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Friday 3 February

DR C. BRANT.: 'Scenting a subject: the cultural functions of smell' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminars: 'A sense of identity'), Lecture Theatre, 61 Banbury Road, 11 a.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: 'The workshop in Renaissance Florence', 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 JOHN MORRILL: ' "Inextricable Labyrinths": Scotland and Regicide' (Ford's Lectures in British History: 'Living with revolution: the peoples of Britain and Ireland and the Civil Wars'), Schools, 5 p.m.

MANFRED GÖRTEMAKER: 'The failed European Defence Community as facilitator for the path to European Economic Community' (lecture series: 'European crises 1945–2005: challenge and response in European integration'), European Studies Centre, 5 p.m.

P. SALEM: 'Lebanon's troubled rebirth: power, politics and democracy in post-Syrian Lebanon' (seminar series: 'The politics of elections in the Middle East today'), the Buttery, St Antony's, 5 p.m. (enquiries: Oxford (2)84780 or mec@sant.ox.ac.uk).



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Sunday 5 February

THE REVD DR RALPH WALLER preaches on the subject 'John Wesley: saint or sinner', St Mary's, 10 a.m.

BALLIOL CONCERTS: the London Conchord, the Hall, Balliol, 9 p.m. (non- members of the University, and those not accompanied by a member of the University, should collect free tickets from the Balliol Lodge by 9 p.m. on the previous day).

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