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Oxford University Gazette, 9 November 2006: Diary

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. Enquiries:

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:

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:

JON STALLWORTHY and PETER FRANCE: 'Poets as translators' (Creative Arts Lecture Series), Buttery, Wolfson, 7.30 p.m. (enquiries:

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Saturday 11 November

EGLESFIELD MUSICAL SOCIETY: recital, with Paul O'Donovan (bass), the chapel, Queen's, 1.15 p.m. (retiring collection).

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Sunday 12 November

THE RT. HON. LORD HURD OF WESTWELL preaches at Sung Eucharist for Remembrance Sunday, the chapel, Magdalen, 10.55 a.m.

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).

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

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Monday 13 November

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminars: 'Time management for managers and academic/research staff', 9.30 a.m.; 'Introduction to the University Library Services', 2 p.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

CATHERINE DEGNEN: 'Brain food: feeding children and forging kin in the GM era' (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.

BENOÎT MAJERUS: 'Liberating the body? Liberating the mind? The anti-psychiatry movement in Europe' (seminars: 'Mind, brain, and trauma'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 2.15 p.m.

CHRIS GOODALL and MATT SELLWOOD: 'Getting the Green Party started?' (seminar series: 'Do our political institutions work?'), Summer Common Room, Magdalen, 5 p.m. (Chatham House Rule applies). [Note—amended notice: Chris Goodall takes the place of Paul Ingram, as previously notified.]

PROFESSOR GEOFFREY TILL: 'Trafalgar, Tsushima, Medway and the decisive battles of the twenty-first century' (Hudson Lecture), Room 6, Schools, 5 p.m.

DR DEBBIE CHALLIS: 'Old news: classical antiquities, excavation, and oriental landscape in the nineteenth century', and

DR SHELLEY HALES: 'Living with Pompeii: domestic reconstruction in the nineteenth century' (seminar series: 'Modern receptions of ancient Greek and Roman cultures'), History Faculty Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR ELISABETH JAY: 'Nineteenth-century English literature and the Bible' (seminar series: 'The Bible in art, music, and literature'), Danson Room, Trinity, 5 p.m.

DR JULIAN HARRISON: 'Sir Robert Cotton's library revisited' (Oxford Bibliographical Society lecture), Taylor Institution, 5.15 p.m. (open to all members of the University).

DR ANTHONY JULIUS: 'Reflections on the foundation of the State of Israel' (lecture series: 'Israel: historical, political and social aspects'), Exeter, 8 p.m.

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Tuesday 14 November

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Introductory certificate in management' (Day 4), 9.30 a.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: 'Changing faces', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £2. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., or e-mail:

CONGREGATION meeting, Sheldonian, 2 p.m.: debate on Governance White Paper proposals, and voting on proposed new Statute VI, concerning Council (further details in 'University Agenda' above).

DR IAN BAILEY: 'The neoliberalisation of climate policy' (James Martin Institute for Science and Civilisation seminars: 'The governance of science'), James Martin Seminar Room, Saïd Business School, 4.30 p.m. (enquiries:

JULIAN MISHI: 'Are British Eurosceptics so special?' (European Studies Centre seminars), European Studies Centre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

DR ELIZABETH DE MICHELIS: 'Modern yoga and meditation studies: current trends and debates' (Interdisciplinary Seminar in the Study of Religions), Harris Seminar Room, Oriel, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR RICHARD HASTINGS: 'Grandparents of children with disabilities' (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.

PROFESSOR NORMAN KEMBER: 'Peacemaking in a world of conflict' (Oxford Centre for Christianity and Culture public lectures: 'Living in a global context'), Regent's Park College, 5 p.m.

GREG BARNETT: 'Festa, academia and esercizio cavalleresco: the forms and uses of the sonata da camera' (Graduate Students' Colloquia), Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music. 5.15 p.m.

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Wednesday 15 November

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Planning for your retirement', 9 a.m. (see information above).

GERRY JACKSON: 'Press freedom and Zimbabwe' (Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism seminar), Committee Room, Green College, 12 noon.

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

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: 'Introduction to twentieth-century art', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £2. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., or e-mail:

MS SHAMI CHAKRABARTI: 'Asylum: the new dirty word' (Refugee Studies Centre: Harrell-Bond Lecture), University Museum, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR PAUL COLLIER: 'Oil and development in the Middle East' (seminar series: 'Economic development in the Muslim world: problems and prospects'), Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, George Street, 5 p.m.

JORDAN FINKIN: 'Reconfigured constellations in Hebrew and Yiddish poetry: the Modernisms of Avraham Shlonsky and Perets Markish' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 8 p.m.

DR DAWN PHILLIPS: 'What can Wittgenstein and psychoanalysis teach us about the problems of philosophy?' (Interdisciplinary Seminars in Psychoanalysis), St John's College Research Centre, 45 St Giles', 8.15 p.m. (Registration required: e-mail

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Thursday 16 November

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'The external financial environment and strategic planning tools and techniques' (Skills Development Workshop 3), 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

CONGREGATION meeting, Convocation House, 12 noon: conferment of Degree by Diploma on King Harald V of Norway.

RICHARD WESTON (bass) performs Duruflé's Messe cum Jubilo and Vierne's Les Angélus, the chapel, Harris Manchester, 1.30 p.m. (admission free, with retiring collection).

HELENE NEVEU: 'Confrontational flesh: female performance artists' challenge to representation in the Dakarois dance world (urban Senegal)' (International Gender Studies Centre seminars: 'Gender and representation in song, dance, museums, and the arts'), Department of International Development, 2 p.m.

SUE CONLAN: 'Dichotomies in practice: an immigration practitioner's reflections' (ESRC Centre on Migration, Policy and Society—COMPAS): 'Disrupting dichotomies in migration research, policy, and practice' (seminars), Pauling Centre, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR JAN ELEN: 'Education through immersion in research and the deliberate integration of research in teaching: ideas about nexus in LERU-universities' (Oxford Learning Institute: research seminars), Learning Institute, Level 2, Littlegate House, St Ebbe's, 4 p.m. (to attend, contact:

PROFESSOR LINDA KERBER (Harmsworth Professor of American History): 'The stateless as the citizen's other: a view from US history' (Harmsworth Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

NICHOLAS KENYON: 'Tradition isn't what it used to be' (Seminar in Late Medieval and Renaissance Music), All Souls, 5 p.m.

EVELYN WELCH: 'Fine feathers and gilded pistachios: consuming children in Renaissance Italy' (History of Childhood series: 'Children and the consumption of goods'), Summer Common Room, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

DR SIMON HOROBIN: 'What's new in Chaucer's language?' (OED Forum meeting), Rewley House, 5 p.m.

NICHOLAS HEWITT: 'The migration of Bohemia in Paris, 1910–30: From Montmartre to Montparnasse' (Modern French Seminar series), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

EGLESFIELD MUSICAL SOCIETY: Freshers' Concert, the chapel, Queen's, 7.15 p.m. (retiring collection).

DR PETER HEATHER and DR BRYAN WARD-PERKINS: 'Why the fall of Rome matters' Oxford Medieval Society lecture), Dorfman Centre, St Peter's, 8.30 p.m.

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Friday 17 November

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Admissions interviewing', 9 a.m. (see information above).

DR JACQUELINE WALDREN: 'The Mediterranean diet: fact or fiction?' (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: '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:

PROFESSOR MARTIN KEMP (speaker) and PROFESSOR O.J. BRADDICK (reply): 'Static science of motion: Leonardo with a bit of Turner' (Art and Neuroscience Lectures), Auditorium, Magdalen, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR WLADYSLAW STROZEWSKI: 'Human being and values' (Europaeum Lecture), Ryle Room, Philosophy Centre, 5 p.m.

STRYKER MCGUIRE: 'An American view' ('Media and Politics' seminar series), Seminar Room, Nuffield, 5 p.m.

AL-TAYYIB SALIH: A conversation with al-Tayyib Salih (Maison Française: Mediterranean Writers Series), Maison Française, 5 p.m.

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