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Oxford University Gazette, 2 November 2006: Diary

Friday 3 November

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'An introduction to the University Computing Services', 8.30 a.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

NATHALIE AUBERT, PIERRE-PHILLIPPE FRAITURE, and PATRICK MCGUINNESS: 'From Belgian Art Nouveau to Surrealism: modernity in the making' (Workshop), Maison Française, 9.30 a.m. (continues tomorrow, same time).

DR MORTON KRINGELBACH: 'Food for thought: choices and hedonic experience in the human brain' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminar: 'Food, ethnicity, and identity'), Lecture Room 6, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology (61 Banbury Road), 11 a.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: 'Literary journeys', 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.)

ADAM BOULTON: 'The impact of the blogosphere' ('Media and Politics' seminar series), Seminar Room, Nuffield, 5 p.m.

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Sunday 5 November

PROFESSOR VALENTINE CUNNINGHAM preaches, St Mary's, 10.30 a.m.

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Monday 6 November

Note: the seminar due to have been given today by Sir Roger Sands in the Magdalen series 'Do our political institutions work?', entitled 'The answer to the West Lothian Question?', has been cancelled and will now take place in Hilary Term.

SARA RANDALL: 'Fat, fertility, mobility, and slaves: long-term perspectives on Tuareg obesity and reproduction' (Fertility and Reproduction Seminars: 'Fatness, food, and childbearing: cultural perspectives on the body, nutrition, and reproductive practices'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Assertiveness', 2 p.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

DR SUE JONES: 'Modernism and Greek dance' (Archive of Performance of Greek and Roman Drama Lecture), Lecture Theatre, Classics Centre, 2.15 p.m. (enquiries: apgrd@classics.ox.ac.uk).

CECILIA RIVING: 'A madman in the family: conceptions of the mentally ill in nineteenth-century Sweden' (seminars: 'Mind, brain, and trauma'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 2.15 p.m.

SR HELEN ALFORD, OP: 'Corporate social responsibility with teeth—beyond reputation to real ethics' (Las Casas Lecture), Blackfriars, 5 p.m.

DR MIRIAM LEONARD: 'Reception and the return of the repressed', and HEATHER ELLIS: 'Marcus Aurelius: a conflict between classics and Christianity in Victorian scholarship' (seminar series: 'Modern receptions of ancient Greek and Roman cultures'), History Faculty Building, 5 p.m.

PAUL BARNWELL: 'The castles of Helmsley and Peak: fashionable resorts of the twelfth century' (Oxford Architectural History Seminar), New Seminar Room, St John's, 5.30 p.m.

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Tuesday 7 November

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Introduction to the University Library Services', 11 a.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

CORINNA CONNOR: 'The Jay Cello'—an illustrated lecture exploring the music, repertoire, and qualities of the early classical cello, Bate Collection, Faculty of Music, 1 p.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: 'Early writing', 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 ELIZABETH FISHER: 'Beyond the science/democracy dichotomy: law, risk regulation, and administrative constitutionalism' (James Martin Institute for Science and Civilisation seminars: 'The governance of science'), James Martin Seminar Room, Saïd Business School, 4.30 p.m. (enquiries: jmievents@sbs.ox.ac.uk).

LORD PATTEN (Chancellor of the University) in conversation with MARIO MONTI (former European Commissioner), Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

JOAN HUNT: 'Keeping them in the family: kinship care for children who have been abused or neglected' (Oxford Centre for Research into Parenting and Children seminars: 'Promoting the well-being of children: the role of grandparents and kinship care'), Barnett House, 5 p.m.

RACHEL SEARLE: 'Building bridges for peace' (Oxford Centre for Christianity and Culture public lectures: 'Living in a global context'), Regent's Park College, 5 p.m.

ROSALIND BROWN-GRANT: 'Learning to be a good husband in French romances of the later Middle Ages: sterility and bigamy in Gillon de Trazegnies' (Medieval French Seminar series), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

DANIEL GALLAGHER: 'Playing Schumann, hearing Chopin: musical affinities in nineteenth-century pianism' (Graduate Students' Colloquia), Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music, 5.15 p.m.

JOHN HARWOOD: 'Demos and science; the breakers of the English landscape?' (Hoskins Lecture), Tsuzuki Lecture Theatre, St Anne's, 5.30 p.m.

MAÏTE HUMPHRIES-FARGE: 'Paroles et musique: trois chanteurs, trois époques'—the songs of Edith Piaf, Georges Brassens, and Jean-Jacques Goldman, Taylor Institution Library, 5.15 for 5.30 p.m.

SIR MARTIN GILBERT: 'The land of Palestine, 1848–1948' (lecture series: 'Israel: historical, political and social aspects'), Exeter, 8 p.m.

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Wednesday 8 November

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

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: 'Introduction to Renaissance painting', 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.)

KEVIN HAGGERTY: 'Fashioning the hyper-rational citizen: identity theft and its victims' (Oxford Criminology Seminars), Seminar Room A, Manor Road Building, 3.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR PETER LOIZOS: 'Rethinking the concept of "generations" in forced migration' (Refugee Studies Centre: public seminars), Seminar Room 1, Department of Development Studies/QEH, 5 p.m.

DR SORAYA TREMAYNE and PROFESSOR SHAHEEN SARDAR ALI: 'Gender and development in the Muslim world' (seminar series: 'Economic development in the Muslim world: problems and prospects'), Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, George Street, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR DENIS NOBLE: 'The music of life, including some reflections on "Lamarckism" ' (Lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

DR PAUL OLIVER: 'Vernacular architecture in the new century' (Friends of the Pitt Rivers Museum lecture), Lecture Theatre, new extension to the museum (entrance from Robinson Close, off South Parks Road), 6.15 p.m. (admission for non-members £2).

DR ADAM SILVERSTEIN: 'Haman's mid-life crisis' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 8 p.m.

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Thursday 9 November

ORGAN RECITAL (twentieth-century French music): Myles Hartley, the chapel, Harris Manchester, 1.30 p.m. (admission free, with retiring collection).

JULIE TAYLOR: 'Representations of the global and the local in feminist transnationalism' (International Gender Studies Centre seminars: 'Gender and representation in song, dance, museums, and the arts'), Department of International Development, 2 p.m.

LIZA SCHUSTER: 'A clash of cultures? What underlies the division between migration studies and race and ethnicity studies?' (ESRC Centre on Migration, Policy and Society—COMPAS): 'Disrupting dichotomies in migration research, policy, and practice' (seminars), Pauling Centre, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR JONATHAN GOSLING: 'The distribution of leadership in higher education: figure and ground' (Oxford Learning Institute: research seminars), Learning Institute, Level 2, Littlegate House, St Ebbe's, 4 p.m. (to attend, contact: rocio.garavito@learning.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR D.S.G. THOMAS (Professor of Geography): 'When is a desert not a desert? The past and future of African drylands' (Inaugural Lecture), Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Lecture Theatre, 5 p.m.

LORD BEST: 'The voluntary sector: captured by the state and voluntary no more?' (Sir Patrick Nairne Lecture), Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's, 5 p.m.

SUSAN LINN: 'Consuming kids: the corporate takeover of childhood' (History of Childhood series: 'Children and the consumption of goods'), Summer Common Room, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

ANATOL LIEVEN addresses the RAI Annual Conference, Rothermere American Institute, 5 p.m. (Open to the public, but registration by e-mail required: academic.programme@rai.ox.ac.uk.)

DAVID MASKELL: 'Ethnographie et religion chez Pierre Corneille: Polyeucte et Tite et Bérénice' (Early Modern French Seminars series), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR TOM BURKE: 'Business and the environment in the twenty-first century: risks, rewards and responses' (Templeton College Foundation Lecture), Clifford Barclay Lecture Theatre, Templeton, 6 p.m.

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Friday 10 November

CONFERENCE: 'Remembering 1956—de-Stalinisation and Suez after fifty years' (keynote lecture by Professor Arne Westad), Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m. (Continues tomorrow, from 9 a.m. For further details see 'Lectures' above.)

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Springboard' (Workshop 3, Programme 1), 9.30 a.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

THE REVD LUDOVIC LADO: 'The essential temptation: eucharistic meal and identity in post-colonial African Catholicism' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminar: 'Food, ethnicity, and identity'), Lecture Room 6, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology (61 Banbury Road), 11 a.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: '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.)

COLIN HARRISON (speaker) and PROFESSOR ANDREW GOUDIE (reply): 'Turner's Thames Valley' (Art and Neuroscience Lectures), Auditorium, Magdalen, 2 p.m.

ANNE SIMONIN and PETER MACDONALD: 'Edition et politique/Publishing and politics' (Workshop), Maison Française, 2.30 p.m. (continues tomorrow, from 9.30 a.m.).

ELINOR GOODMAN: 'The media and the Westminster village' ('Media and Politics' seminar series), Seminar Room, Nuffield, 5 p.m.

JONATHAN RABAN addresses the RAI Annual Conference, Rothermere American Institute, 5.15 p.m. (Open to the public, but registration by e-mail required: academic.programme@rai.ox.ac.uk.)

JON STALLWORTHY and PETER FRANCE: 'Poets as translators' (Creative Arts Lecture Series), Buttery, Wolfson, 7.30 p.m. (enquiries: carmen.bugan@wolfson.ox.ac.uk).

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Sunday 12 November

XUEFEI YANG: guitar recital (series of Balliol Concerts), Balliol, 9 p.m. (admission free and open to all members of the University).

GEORGE SOROS in conversation with PROFESSOR TIMOTHY GARTON ASH: 'Consequences of the war on terror', University Church, 12 noon–1 p.m. (discussion followed by questions).

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