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Oxford University Gazette, 7 June 2007: Diary

Friday 8 June

DON SHARE and SASHA DUGDALE lecture in the series 'Poets as translators', Haldane Room, Wolfson, 7.30 p.m.

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Saturday 9 June

ST JOHN'S COLLEGE: opening of collection of medieval vestments, 2–5 p.m. (display in Garden Quadrangle; free admission, through Main Lodge).

COLIN TUDGE: 'What should the modern world learn from medieval farmers?' (Society for the History of Medieval Technology and Science lecture), Museum of the History of Science, 2.30 p.m.

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Monday 11 June

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Presentation skills' (Day 2), 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

JOEL EIGEN: 'How the (insane) prisoner met the doctor: medical diagnosis, institutional setting, and courtroom testimony, 1760–1913' (Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine seminars: 'Medicine and the law, 1760–1990'), Wellcome Unit, 2.15 p.m.

SEMINAR: 'Public opinion and sentencing' (various speakers), Seminar Room A, Manor Road Building, 3–4.45 p.m. (enquiries: cathy.byford@crim.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR PATRICK BOULTON and PROFESSOR AILSA ROELL: 'Ownership and control' (Clarendon Lectures in Finance: 'Corporate governance: theory, evidence, and policy'), Saïd Business School, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

DR MARTIN O'KANE: ' "The bosom of Abraham" (Luke 16:22): Father Abraham in the visual imagination' (seminar series: 'The Bible in art, music, and literature'), Danson Room, Trinity, 5 p.m.

JOHN DAVIS: 'The conservation consensus, c.1955–c.1975, or why London doesn't look like Manchester' (Oxford Architectural History Seminar), New Seminar Room, St John's, 5.30 p.m.

ANDREW MARRINER, clarinet, ANI KAVAFIAN and LOUISE WILLIAMS, violins,

CAROLINE WOLFF, viola, and COLIN CARR, cello, perform Mozart, Quintet for clarinet and strings in A, K581, and Brahms, Quintet for clarinet and strings in B, op. 115, in 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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Tuesday 12 June

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Your discipline, your group, you; a guide to managing relationships with colleagues', 9.15 a.m.; 'Presentation skills' (Day 2), 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

SYMPOSIUM: 'The Psalms and the Psalter in medieval and early modern Europe', Merton, 9.30 a.m.–6 p.m. (attendance £10, students £6: registration at www.bodley.ox.ac.uk/csb/).

ROUND-TABLE DISCUSSION, chaired by Kalypso Nicolaïdis: 'Territorial politics and sub-national government: the restructuring of the French state during the Fifth Republic', Maison Française, 4–7 p.m. (enquiries: maison@herald.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR PETER SINGER: 'Ethics and world poverty' (third of three Uehiro Lectures), Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, 4.30 p.m. (further details at www.practicalethics.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR PATRICK BOULTON and PROFESSOR AILSA ROELL: 'Disclosure and conflicts of interest' (Clarendon Lectures in Finance: 'Corporate governance: theory, evidence, and policy'), Saïd Business School, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

DR OLIN ROBISON: 'Religion and political agendas in public policy' (Oxford Centre for Christianity and Culture public lectures: 'Oxford Project on Religion and Public Policy'), Regent's Park College, 5 p.m.

ANDREA ZORZI: 'Legitimisation and legal sanction of vendetta in Italian cities' (lecture), Lecture Room 2, Christ Church, 5 p.m.

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Wednesday 13 June

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Springboard' (Workshop 3, Programme 5), 9.30 a.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

AMANDA BERLAN: 'Why do calories in not equal calories out? An anthropological survey of child obesity in the UK' (seminar series: 'Obesity: whose problem?'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 1 p.m.

ORGAN RECITAL: Robert Patterson (Canterbury Cathedral), the chapel, Queen's, 1.10 p.m. (admission free; retiring collection).

PROFESSOR R. JAY WALLACE: 'The deontic structure of morality' (Dasturzada Dr Jal Pavry Memorial Lecture), Lecture Room 10, Philosophy Centre, 5 p.m. (Discussion seminar to be held on Friday, 15 June, in the Ryle Room, the Philosophy Centre.)

DAME PAULINE NEVILLE-JONES: 'Muslims in Britain' (seminar), Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, George Street, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR PATRICK BOULTON and PROFESSOR AILSA ROELL: 'Market discipline' (Clarendon Lectures in Finance: 'Corporate governance: theory, evidence, and policy'), Saïd Business School, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

PROFESSOR SUSAN IRVINE: 'The poetry of prose: lexical choices in the Old English Boethius' (OED Forum), Rewley House, 5 p.m. (open to all members of the University).

EYAL BEN-ELIYAHU: 'Is the highest place the holiest place? Rabbinic literature and the holy places' (David Patterson Seminars), Hebrew and Jewish Studies Unit, Yarnton Manor, 8 p.m.

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Thursday 14 June

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminars: 'Working with systems thinking and the unconscious in the organisation: an introduction for managers' (Action learning set 1), 9.30 a.m.; 'Minutes and agendas', 9.30 a.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

BILL MOGGRIDGE: 'Designing interactions' (James Martin Institute for Science and Civilisation lecture), Saïd Business School, 1 p.m. (to attend, e-mail: clare.ruthven-stuart@sbs.ox.ac.uk).< /p>

THE COPERARIO PLAYERS perform music for viols from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the chapel, Harris Manchester, 1.30 p.m. (admission free, with retiring collection for organ restoration fund).

DR IAN FOWLER: 'Death and reciprocity: a woman's untimely death in Cameroon and its aftermath' (International Gender Studies Centre seminars: 'Women in cross-cultural perspectives'), Seminar Room 1, Queen Elizabeth House (Mansfield Road), 2 p.m.

IAN MACLACHLAN: 'Making time for each other: Pierre Klossowski's Les Lois de l'hospitalité' (Modern French Seminar), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

SUSAN BRIGDEN: 'Thomas Wyatt and the Inquisition' (seminar series: 'Literature and Theology'), History of the Book Room, St Cross Building, 5.15 p.m.

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Friday 15 June

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Working with systems thinking and the unconscious in the organisation: an introduction for managers' (Action learning set 2), 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

CONFERENCE: 'Taiwan's search for democratic partners', Dahrendorf Room, Founder's Building, St Antony's, 10 a.m.–18.35 p.m. (Continues tomorrow, from 9.45 a.m. Enquiries: asian@sant.ox.ac.uk.)

CONFERENCE: 'Between myth and heritage: the reception of John Locke's theory of political liberty', Maison Française, 2–6 p.m. (Continues tomorrow, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Enquiries: maison@herald.ox.ac.uk.)

LORD SKIDELSKY: 'Russia's role in the future government of the world' (Elliott Lecture), Lecture Theatre, Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies, 5 p.m.

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Saturday 16 June

STUDY-DAY: 'American and European approaches to the study of Emile Durkheim', Maison Française, 10.45 a.m.–4 p.m. (enquiries: maison@herald.ox.ac.uk).

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