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Oxford University Gazette, 27 April 2006: Diary

Friday 28 April

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: 'The Pre-Raphaelites', 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.)

CATHIE CARMICHAEL: 'Montegrin national identity: past and present' (East and East–Central Europe Seminar), MacGregor Room, Oriel, 2.15 p.m.

PAUL SILLITOE: 'What labour engenders: time and work in the New Guinea Highlands' (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology seminars), Pauling Centre, 58a Banbury Road, 4.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR KERRY SIEH: 'Great Sumatran megathrust earthquakes—from science to human welfare' (public lecture), University Museum of Natural History, 4.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR THIERRY DE DUVE: 'A theory of art for today' (Interdisciplinary seminar in art theory and literary theory: 'Modernism and beyond'), Danson Room, Trinity, 5 p.m.

DR DAVID CLARK: 'Why the Internet is the way it is (and why it will be different in ten years)' (lecture), Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret Hall, 5.15 p.m. (for further information, and to confirm attendance, e-mail Julia Gilbert at development@lmh.ox.ac.uk).

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Saturday 29 April

DR CHRISTOPHER BROWN: 'Transforming the Ashmolean' (public lecture), Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean, 10.30 a.m. (free admission).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM study-day: 'The Ashmolean in the Victorian period', 12 noon–4 p.m. (Cost: £30. Booking essential: (2)78015.)

ORGAN RECITAL: David Pipe, the chapel, Magdalen, 5.25 p.m. (admission free).

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Sunday 30 April

CHETHAM'S BRASS QUARTET performs works by Bach, Berlioz, Bernstein, Gabrieli, Koetsier, Vitali, and others (Stephen Temple Memorial Concert), Balliol, 9 p.m. (admission free).

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Monday 1 May

THE VERY REVD JOHN DRURY: 'Michelangelo, Rembrandt, and Christ crucified' (seminar series: 'The Bible in art, music, and literature'), Danson Room, Trinity, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR JAMES CARLEY: ' "Armed with the King's letter": the sequence of Leland's monastic visitations' (Leverhulme Lectures: 'John Leland's De uiris illustribus: the first Dictionary of National Biography'), Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

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Tuesday 2 May

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminars: 'Relationship between research and teaching', 11 a.m.–2 p.m.; 'Professional accreditation of teaching', 2–3.15 p.m.; and 'Using technology for streamlining workloads', 3.30–5 p.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

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.)

PROFESSOR A.B. SIRKS (Regius Professor of Civil Law): 'William Godolphin's last will and the civil law' (Inaugural Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

OXFORD MEDICAL SEMINAR: 'Healthcare reimagined: what is the role of private provision in the NHS?' (speakers Professor Julian le Grand, Professor Alysson Pollock, and James Johnson; chairman, James Naughtie), Lecture Theatre, Medical Sciences Teaching Centre, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR LESLIE HOWSAM: 'Breaking the drowsy spell of narrative, 1880–1914' (Lyell Lectures in Bibliography: 'Historical knowledge and British publishers, 1850–1950: discipline and narrative'), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR LUC FOISNEAU: 'Is there a conflict between liberalism and democracy?' (lecture series: 'New directions in French philosophy'), Lecture Room, Philosophy Centre, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR ELEONORE STUMP: 'The problem of suffering' (Wilde Lectures in Natural and Comparative Religion: 'What we care about: the problem of evil'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. COLLINS: 'The king as Son of God in the Hebrew Bible' (Speaker's Lectures in Biblical Studies: 'Messiah and Son of God. Early Christology in light of Biblical and Jewish traditions'), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR JOLYON MITCHELL: 'Creating images for the Web: terrorism, fear, and non-violent resistance' (Oxford Centre for Christianity and Culture public lectures: 'Faith in the media?'), Regent's Park College, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR MICHÈLE LE DOEUFF: 'Ariadne and the Blue Beards' (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 3 May

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

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: 'Life and death in ancient Egypt', 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'—first meeting, 3.30 p.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

PROFESSOR R. BRANDOM: 'Extending the project of analysis' (John Locke Lectures: 'Between saying and doing: towards an analytic pragmatism'), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. COLLINS: 'Messiah and Son of God in the Hellenistic period' (Speaker's Lectures in Biblical Studies: 'Messiah and Son of God. Early Christology in light of Biblical and Jewish traditions'), Schools, 5 p.m.

RAPHAËL CONFIANT, author, presents and reads from his work, Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

PADDY BOOZ: 'Tea for Tibet: 1,000 years of manufacture, trade, and interaction between China and Tibet' (Friends of the Pitt Rivers Museum lecture), 64 Banbury Road, 6.15 p.m. (admission for non-members £2).

DR C. HELMAN: 'The dybbuk and the golem: two archetypes of Jewish folklore' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 8 p.m.

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Thursday 4 May

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminars: 'Job search and interview skills for contract research staff', 9.15 a.m.; 'Grading and regradig of university posts', 9.30 a.m.; 'Staff selection', 12.45 p.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

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

FIONA ARMITAGE: 'Through the lens of conservation history: "Kenyan" women, 1930s to the present day' (International Gender Studies Centre seminars: 'Work-in-progress: cross-cultural comparisons/issues in fieldwork'), Lecture Room 1, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

DR M. THUNO: 'Wooing political and financial support from Chinese migrant populations: the Chinese state as a strategic operator of migration' (COMPAS seminar series—ESRC Centre on Migration, Policy, and Society: 'States and emigrants'), Institute of Human Sciences, Pauling Centre, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR ROBERT ROSS: 'The rise of China and the stability of East Asia' (seminar), Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 4.30 p.m. (enquiries: asian@sant.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR J.-P. AZÉMA: 'Les homme politiques doivent-ils se mêler d'écrire l'histoire? L'actuel débat français' (lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR JOSEPH LEDOUX: 'Why is it hard to be happy? The fearful brain is the problem and the solution' (seminar series related to Chichele Lectures: 'Frontiers of consciousness'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR LESLIE HOWSAM: 'Revised histories for an age of war and revolution, 1914–29' (Lyell Lectures in Bibliography: 'Historical knowledge and British publishers, 1850–1950: discipline and narrative'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR ELEONORE STUMP: 'Love, by all accounts' (Wilde Lectures in Natural and Comparative Religion: 'What we care about: the problem of evil'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. COLLINS: 'Messiah and Son of Man' (Speaker's Lectures in Biblical Studies: 'Messiah and Son of God. Early Christology in light of Biblical and Jewish traditions'), Schools, 5 p.m.

MICHEL COLLOT: 'Pour une géographie littéraire' (Modern French Seminar), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

JAMES WOOLSEY: 'Energy security in the era of global terrorism: the role of intelligence agencies' (seminar), Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 6.30 p.m. (enquiries: pluscarden.programme@sant.ox.ac.uk< /a>).

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Friday 5 May

WORKSHOP: 'Whither the European Constitution?', Seminar Room, European Studies Centre, St Antony's, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. (further details from: european.studies@sant.ox.ac.uk).

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Minutes and agendas', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

CONFERENCE: 'Fieldwork: examining its practice among biological anthropologists and primatologists', Headington Hill Hall, 9.30 a.m.–5 p.m. (continues tomorrow at same time, in Maison Française). (Enquiries to Maison Française: maison@herald.ox.ac.uk.)

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: 'Floral delights', 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.)

CONFERENCE: 'Issues of diaspora nationalism: Middle East and North African immigrants in Europe', Maison Française, 2–6.30 p.m.(continues tomorrow, 9.30 a.m.–7 p.m., St Antony's).

JILL LEWIS: 'Austria 1945: the muddled liberation' (East and East–Central Europe Seminar), MacGregor Room, Oriel, 2.15 p.m.

SCOTT ATRAN: 'Sacred values, altruistic terrorism, and the limits of rational choice' (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology seminars), Pauling Centre, 58a Banbury Road, 4.15 p.m.

MONICAL ALI: 'On censorship' (Richard Hillary Memorial Lecture), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR TAMAR GARB: 'Cubism's corpus: the portrait in pieces' (Interdisciplinary seminar in art theory and literary theory: 'Modernism and beyond'), Danson Room, Trinity, 5 p.m.

DR CAROLE BIGGAM: 'The language of colour and the development of basic colour terms in English' (OED Forum meeting), Rewley House, 5 p.m.

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Saturday 6 May

ORGAN RECITAL: Carlene Mills, the chapel, Magdalen, 5.25 p.m. (admission free).

SUSAN TOMES, ANTHONY MARWOOD, and RICHARD LESTER (The Florestan Trio) perform works for piano, violin, and cello by Mozart, Ives, and Schumann, the Auditorium, St John's, 8.30 p.m. (admission by free programme, available from the Porters' Lodge, St John's).

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