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Oxford University Gazette, 5 October 2006: Diary

Friday 6 October

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: 'Seventeenth- and eighteenth-century watches: jewel or machine?', 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.)

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Sunday 8 October

MICHAELMAS FULL TERM begins.

THE REVD DR JOHN NEWTON preaches, St Mary's, 10.30 a.m.

RAMI SARIEDDINE plays piano works by Bach, Messiaen, and Chopin, the Hall, Wolfson, 5 p.m. (admission £5, concessions £3; proceeds in aid of African Medical and Research Foundation).

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Monday 9 October

HANS POLS: 'Psychology as politics: colonial psychiatry and indigenous physicians in the former Dutch East Indies' (seminars: 'Mind, brain, and trauma'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 2.15 p.m.

HENSLEY HENSON LECTURES 2006–7 (Professor Christopher Rowland/Dr Jane Shaw): 'The role of the prophet: why study prophets and prophecy?', Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR MICHAEL BENSKIN: 'Medieval writing systems in the West: graphemes, litterae, and the undistributed middle' (Oxford English Dictionary Forum), Rewley House, 5 p.m.

THE RT. HON. JOHN REDWOOD, MP: 'I don't like politics, but I do want to make a difference' (seminar), Summer Common Room, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

DR ERDMUT WIZISLA: 'Nachlass und Nachruhm: Zum fünfzigsten Todestag Bertolt Brechts' (lecture, marking the fiftieth anniversary of the death of Bertolt Brecht), McGregor Matthews Room, New College, 5.15 p.m.

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Tuesday 10 October

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Introductory certificate in management' (Day 1), 9.30 a.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: 'Ashmolean women', 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.)

HENSLEY HENSON LECTURES 2006–7 (Professor Christopher Rowland/Dr Jane Shaw): 'The role of the prophet: acting out the text—prophets and the Bible', Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR SARAH HARPER: 'Grandparents as replacement parents and partners' (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.

FLORENCE BOUCHET: 'L'iconographie du songe allégorique (XIIIe–XVe)' (Medieval French Seminar), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

EKATERINI LEVIDOU: 'Russianising the universe through music: the loss of Russia and the search for the transhuman' (Graduate Students' Colloquia), Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music, 5.15 p.m.

OLIVIER ROY: 'European Islam or Islam in Europe?' (Lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

AUDREY NIFFENEGGER (author of The Time-Traveller's Wife): lecture/reading, arranged by the Kellogg College Writing Centre, Mawby Pavilion, Rewley House, 7 p.m.

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Wednesday 11 October

MARTIN KETTLE: 'Trust and reporting' (Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism seminar), Committee Room, Green College, 12 noon.

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

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: 'Leonardo 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.)

JOCK YOUNG: 'Cultural criminology and the criminological imagination' (Oxford Criminology Seminars), Seminar Room A, Manor Road Building, 3.30 p.m.

HENSLEY HENSON LECTURES 2006–7 (Professor Christopher Rowland/Dr Jane Shaw): 'The role of the prophet: do women make better prophets?', Schools, 5 p.m.

DR GRAEME RODGERS: 'The nature of displacement: conservation and marginality on the Mozambique–South African borderland' (Refugee Studies Centre: public seminars), Seminar Room 1, Department of Development Studies/QEH, 5 p.m.

DR SABINA ALKIRE: 'Religion and development' (seminar series: 'Economic development in the Muslim world: problems and prospects'), Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, George Street, 5 p.m.

DR DIANA MARTIN: 'From Chinese domestic artefacts into collectables: water buckets, baby baths, and coffee tables' (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).

GREVEL LINDOP: poetry reading, the Buttery, Wolfson, 7.30 p.m. (enquiries: carmen.bugan@wolfson.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR ROBERT MILLER: 'Israel's covenant in ancient Near Eastern context' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 8 p.m.

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Thursday 12 October

MARILYN HERMAN: 'Jewish women and music in Yemen: earthy feminine music of the "secular" sex' (International Gender Studies Centre seminars: 'Gender and representation in song, dance, musuems, and the arts'), Department of International Development, 2 p.m.

RUSSELL KING: 'Students as migrants' (ESRC Centre on Migration, Policy and Society—COMPAS): 'Disrupting dichotomies in migration research, policy, and practice' (seminars), Pauling Centre, 2 p.m.

SALLY CRAWFORD: 'Taking it with them: children and their grave goods in fifth- to seventh-century Anglo-Saxon England' (History of Childhood series: 'Children and the consumption of goods'), Summer Common Room, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

CARSTEN MEINER: 'The literary carriage from Furetière to Diderot. The material logic of chance meetings in Early Modern Europe' (Early Modern French Seminar series), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

THE REVD DR LESLIE GRIFFITHS: 'Haiti: whose failure?' (Oxford Centre for Christianity and Culture: David Nicholls Memorial Lecture), Regent's Park College, 5.30 p.m.

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Friday 13 October

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Springboard' (Workshop 2, Programme 1), 9.30 a.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

PROFESSOR PAT CAPLAN: 'Culinary discourses: a comparison of four ethnographic settings' (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.)

LUCY GARNIER: 'Stendhal et la femme' (Workshop), Maison Française, 9.30 a.m. (continues tomorrow, 9 a.m.–1.15 p.m.).

PROFESSOR DEREK BRITTON: 'She and 'en "him": some suggestions for revision of OED etymologies' (Oxford English Dictionary Forum), Rewley House, 5 p.m.

THE RT. HON. HILARY BENN, MP: 'The media and the developing world' ('Media and Politics' seminar series), Seminar Room, Nuffield, 5.30 p.m.

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Monday 16 October

RALPH HARRINGTON: ' "So jarred were all my nerves": supernatural shock and traumatic terror in the ghost stories of M.R. James' (seminars: 'Mind, brain, and trauma'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 2.15 p.m.

DR PANTELIS MICHELAKIS: 'Filming death at work: silent cinema, theatre, photography' (seminar series: 'Modern receptions of ancient Greek and Roman cultures'), History Faculty Building, 5 p.m.

DR TASSILO ERHARDT: 'From scripture exegesis to musical setting: Bach's Bible glosses and their historical context' (seminar series: 'The Bible in art, music, and literature'), Danson Room, Trinity, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR WOLF LEPENIES (Weidenfeld Visiting Professor of European Comparative Literature): 'German culture: insecurity and arrogance' (Weidenfeld Lectures: 'Culture and politics in Germany: a durable tension'), Tsuzuki Lecture Theatre, St Anne's, 5.30 p.m.

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Tuesday 17 October

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Introductory certificate in management' (Day 2), 9.30 a.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: 'The colour blue', 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 THOMAS A. HENZINGER: 'Reliable systems engineering' (Strachey Lecture), Lecture Theatre, Computing Laboratory, 4.30 p.m.

HENSLEY HENSON LECTURES 2006–7 (Professor Christopher Rowland/Dr Jane Shaw): 'The impact of prophecy: Blake, Brothers, and Southcott—three case studies', Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR LORD DESAI: 'Politicians and economists: a troubled relationship' (Oxonia Distinguished Speaker Event), Lecture Theatre, Department of Economics, 5 p.m.

ADRIENNE KATZ and CLAIRE COLLIS (with young people from Young Voice): 'Grandparents: the views of young people' (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.

THE RT. REVD DR KENNETH CRAGG: 'Islam and the West' (Oxford Centre for Christianity and Culture public lectures: 'Living in a global context'), Regent's Park College, 5 p.m.

OWEN REES: 'Finis coronat opus? Francisco Guerrero and motet recomposition' (Graduate Students' Colloquia), Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music, 5.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR WOLF LEPENIES (Weidenfeld Visiting Professor of European Comparative Literature): 'The German spirit and the German Reich' (Weidenfeld Lectures: 'Culture and politics in Germany: a durable tension'), Tsuzuki Lecture Theatre, St Anne's, 5.30 p.m.

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