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Oxford University Gazette, 27 October 2005: Diary


Friday 28 October

STUDY-DAY: 'Le football en France' (details from the Maison Française: maison@herald.ox.ac.uk ).

KATHERINE SWANCUTT: 'Card playing, and divining in Mongolia' (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. )

PROFESSOR MICHAEL MOORE: 'International causes of bad governance in developing countries' (International Economic Governance Programme seminar), Goodhart Seminar Room, University, 2 p.m.

D. GELLNER: 'The emergence of conversion in a Hindu–Buddhist polytropy' (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology seminars), 64 Banbury Road, 4.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR A. SMITH: 'Stem cell research: hype or hope?' (Herbert Spencer Lectures: 'Biology and ethics'), Schools, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

MARC ROCHE: 'The French perspective on Britain and Europe' ('Media and Politics' seminar series), Nuffield, 5 p.m.

DR A.J. NAINI: 'Oil, rent-seeking, and economic development in Iran' (seminar series on Iran), the Buttery, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

SANDY NAIRNE: 'Why do painted portraits still matter?' (Sir Patrick Nairne Lecture), Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College, 5 p.m.

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Saturday 29 October

SEMINAR: 'Life-forms and the languages of life-writing: biography and the idea of literature', Maison Française, 2–6 p.m. (Organiser: Ann Jefferson, New College.)

RECITAL, with David Bednall (tenor), Christopher Sheldrake (baritone) and Richard Rowntree (piano), the chapel, Queen's, 1.15 p.m. (admission free, with retiring collection).

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Sunday 30 October

THE VEN. STEPHEN CONWAY preaches on the subject 'Real presences', Lincoln, 10 a.m.

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Monday 31 October

S. NASSERZADEH: 'Sex and relationship counselling and workshops in Tehran: case studies and analysis' (Fertility and Reproduction Seminars: 'Aspects of sexuality across cultures'), Seminar Room, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

DAN GILFOYLE: 'South Africans abroad: science and sub-imperialism in the control of Rinderpest in Tanganyika, 1938–1942' (seminars: 'Veterinary science and medical entomology'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR TEREZINHA NUNES (Professor of Educational Studies): 'Morphemes and literacy: lessons from research practice' (Inaugural Lecture), Lecture Room 1, Department of Educational Studies, 5 p.m. (followed by reception).

DR MICHAEL PINTO-DUSCHINSKY: 'The constitution's death by degrees—parties, elections, referendums and the European Constitution' (seminar series: 'Do our institutions work?'), Summer Common Room, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR K. NEWPORT: ' "A vision for the appointed time" (cf. Habakkuk 2.3): reading the Bible as the remnant of God' (seminar series: 'The Bible in art, music, and literature'), Danson Room, Trinity, 5 p.m.

MUKTI JAIN CAMPION: 'Look who's talking: cultural diversity, public service broadcasting, and the national conversation' (Guardian Lecture), Nelson Mandela Lecture Theatre, Saïd Business School, 5.15 p.m

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Tuesday 1 November

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: 'Pottery', 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. )

CONGREGATION meeting, Sheldonian, 2 p.m.: discussion of proposals for changes in governance.

DR N. BOWLES: 'Nixon's business: authority and power in presidential politics' (American History Research Seminar), Seminar Room, Rothermere American Institute, 4 p.m.

ROUND-TABLE DISCUSSION: 'International relations since the Cold War: responses to US hegemony and global liberalism' (second of two meetings: speakers Professor Adam Roberts, Dr N. Woods, Dr K. Nicolaidis, and Dr A. Gheciu), Lecture Theatre, Social Sciences Building, 4 p.m.

DR ALAN GEORGE: 'The limits of democracy in Jordan' (lecture), Dahrendorf Room, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR ALLEN WOOD: 'Duties to oneself' (Isaiah Berlin Lectures: 'Kantian ethics'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR E. GRAHAM: 'Fostering a culture of theological reflection' (Oxford Centre for Christianity and Culture lectures: 'Christianity and culture: a critical encounter'), Regent's Park College, 5 p.m.

PETER KOLLER: 'On some interrelations between global and domestic injustices' (seminar series: 'Global inequalities, local injustices'), Seminar Room A, Department of Politics and International Relations, 5 p.m.

DR S. TUCK: 'De-centering the South: America's nationwide white supremacist order after reconstruction' (American Political Institutions seminars), Seminar Room, Rothermere American Institute, 5 p.m.

DR SÎAN HAWTHORNE: 'Contentious traditions: feminism, gender theory and the study of religions' (Interdisciplinary Seminars in the Study of Religions), Oriel, 5 p.m.

ORVILLE SCHELL: 'Patriotism, politics, profit, and American broadcast news' (lecture), Mary Ogilvie Theatre, St Anne's, 5 p.m.

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Wednesday 2 November

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

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: 'Introduction to Victorian art', 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. )

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: 'Introduction to the Bodleian Library', 2 p.m. (for details see the IAUL site).

S. KARSTEDT: 'Al Quaida is not a network but an ideology: global social movements and local terror' (Oxford Criminology Seminars), Seminar Room A, Social Sciences Building, 3.30 p.m.

COLLOQUIUM to celebrate the life and work of Professor Colin Clark, Lecture Theatre, Department of Pharmacology, 4.30 p.m. (various speakers) (enquiries to: pat.spight@bnc.ox.ac.uk ).

DANIEL COHN-BENDIT: 'Europe's crisis: what is to be done?' (lecture series: 'Britain and Europe'), Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

DR L. LANDAU: 'Displacement and the state of exception: aid, law, and refugees in South Africa and Tanzania' (Refugee Studies Centre: public seminars), Department of Development Studies, Mansfield Road, 5 p.m.

DR Y. SAMAD: 'Multiculturalism, segregation and transnationalism' (seminar series: 'Muslims in Britain: issues and reflections'), Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR S. DERCON: 'Impact of HIV/AIDS on long-term welfare changes of orphans in north-western Tanzania' (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.

PROFESSOR G. GILBERT: 'The civic engagement of Jews in Roman antiquity' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 8 p.m.



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Thursday 3 November

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: 'A history of the University', 9.30 a.m.; 'Managing employee conduct and performance', 9.30 a.m. (for details see the IAUL site).

P. CANN: 'The end of the line for poverty? Reviewing the UK situation' (Oxford Institute of Ageing seminars), Seminar Room G, Social Sciences Building, 12.30 p.m.

E. TORRA: 'Women who do not know their place: some ethnographic pictures of domestic service in Barcelona' (International Gender Studies Centre seminars: 'The Mediterranean: a place of passage, transition, and change'), Queen Elizabeth House, Mansfield Road, 2 p.m.

DR G. BHATTACHARYYA: 'Dangerous brown men—why the War on Terror is really about sex' (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 H. DUNBAR-GODDET: 'The research experience of postgraduate research students at the University of Oxford' (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 ).

DR PAUL WEINDLING: 'Children as victims of Nazi medical research: context, motives and answers' (seminar series: 'Children and health'), Summer Common Room, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

TESS KNIGHTON: 'Isabella of Castile and her music books' (Seminar in late Medieval and Renaissance Music), All Souls, 5 p.m. (Free of charge and open to the public.)

ANNE SIMON: 'Personne n'a été plus loin que Proust: Merleau-Ponty lecteur de la Recherche ' (Modern French Seminar), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

E. SAVAGE-SMITH: 'An eleventh-century Egyptian view of the world from The Book of Curiosities ' (Oxford Medieval Society lecture), Dorfman Centre, St Peter's College, 8.30 p.m.



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Friday 4 November

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: 'Job search and interview skills for contract research staff', 9.15 a.m. (for details see the IAUL site).

JANE PARISH: 'Anti-witchcraft shrines, spread betting and football' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminar: 'Games are not trivial pursuits'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

CONFERENCE: 'Science, capitale, et sociabilité: Paris–Londres', Maison Française, 2–6 p.m. (Continues tomorrow, 9.30 a.m.–6.30 p.m. Details from the Maison: maison@herald.ox.ac.uk. )

LINDSAY WHITFIELD: 'Stifling with aid? Ownership and the expanding presence of donors' (International Economic Governance Programme seminar), Goodhart Seminar Room, University, 2 p.m.

P. WADE: 'Hybridity theory and kinship thinking' (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology seminars), 64 Banbury Road, 4.15 p.m.

PETER RIDDELL: 'British politics and the media' ('Media and Politics' seminar series), Nuffield, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. SAVULESCU: 'The ethics of biological modification of human beings' (Herbert Spencer Lectures: 'Biology and ethics'), Schools, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

PROFESSOR A. RAHMEMA: 'The evolving political role of the clergy in the Islamic Republic (1978–2005)' (seminar series on Iran), the Buttery, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

SAÏD BUSINESS SCHOOL: launch of Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation, 5 p.m. (registration: www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/taxlaunch05 ).

PROFESSOR FRANCISCO RICO: 'Don Quijote , o la historia de la novela' (Taylor Special Lecture), Room 2, Taylor Institution, 5.15 p.m.

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Saturday 5 November

RECITAL, with Deborah Steele (alto) and Elizabeth Kelly (soprano), the chapel, Queen's, 1.15 p.m. (admission free, with retiring collection).

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Sunday 6 November

THE REVD PROFESSOR CANON MARILYN MCCORD ADAMS preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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