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Oxford University Gazette, 11 January 2007: Diary

Friday 12 January

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

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Saturday 13 January

WORKSHOP: 'Imagination' (various speakers), St John's College Research Centre, 10.30 a.m.–5.30 p.m. (registration required: paul.tod@sjc.ox.ac.uk).

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Sunday 14 January

LATIN LITANY AND SERMON, with Mr Adrian Hollis, St Mary's, 9.30 a.m.

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Monday 15 January

DR JUDITH MARQUAND: 'Has Russia an environmental policy?—the case of the Tomsk Regional Ecological Committee' (Oxford Environmental Law Discussion Group meeting), Fraenkel Room, Corpus Christi, 1 p.m.

DR P. WALLIS: 'Medicine, branding, and commercial innovation in seventeenth- and early eighteenth-century England' (seminar series: 'Medicine, surgery, and culture'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 2.15 p.m.

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Tuesday 16 January

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminars: 'Introductory certificate in management' (Day 1), 9.30 a.m.; 'Class teaching' (for Humanities and Social Sciences), 12 noon (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

PROFESSOR OLIVIER DANVY: 'Defunctionalised interpreters for higher-order programming languages' (Strachey Lecture), Computing Laboratory, Wolfson Building, 4.30 p.m.

DR DENIS MACSHANE, MP, THE RT. HON. CHARLES KENNEDY, MP, and ROGER LIDDLE: 'Minorities and Europe' (St Antony's Visiting Parliamentary Fellows seminar series: 'How can democracies cope with minorities?'), Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

DR DAVID GELLNER: 'Theories of ritual, types of religion' (Wilde Lectures in Natural and Comparative Religion: 'Religion, ritual, and power in the Nepal Himalayas'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. WALKER: 'Poverty in developing countries' (Current Issues in Social Policy seminars: 'Welfare and social security around the globe'), Department of Social Policy and Social Work, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR DAVID BROWN: 'Place and its enchantments' (Oxford Centre for Christianity and Culture public lecture series: 'A sense of place: landscapes human and divine'), Regent's Park College, 5 p.m.

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Wednesday 17 January

MEDICAL SCIENCES DIVISION Science Day: 'New horizons in molecular medicine and their relevance to cardiovascular disease', Medical Sciences Teaching Centre, 1.30–5 p.m. (see further details in 'Lectures' above).

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminars: 'Springboard' (Workshop 1, Programme 3), 9.30 a.m.; 'Class teaching' (for MPLS and Medical Sciences), 12 noon (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

JOHN KLEINIG: 'Liberty and security in an era of terrorism' (Oxford Criminology Seminars), Seminar Room A, Manor Road Building, 3.30 p.m.

SIR HAROLD WALKER (formerly Ambassador to Iraq): 'Lessons from Iraq' (seminar series 'British diplomatic perspectives on the Muslim world'), Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, George Street, 5 p.m.

DR PAUL BINSKI: 'English Gothic art and architecture before the Black Death: beginnings' (Slade Lectures), University Museum of Natural History, 5 p.m.

DR STEPHANIE DALLEY: 'The Hanging Gardens of Babylon—an old problem and its solution' (Friends of the Pitt Rivers Museum lectures), New Extension, Pitt Rivers (15 Robinson Close), 6.15 p.m.

DR DAVID LEHMANN: 'Politics, ethnicity and religion in Israel: learning from Shas' (David Patterson Seminars), Hebrew and Jewish Studies Unit, Yarnton Manor, 8 p.m.

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Thursday 18 January

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Project management', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

PROFESSOR ELSPETH GUILD: 'Who is a neighbour? Examining immigration and asylum in the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) instruments' (ESRC Centre on Migration, Policy, and Society seminars: 'Migration on the fringes of Europe: trends, patterns, transformation'), Institute of Human Sciences, 58a Banbury Road, 2 p.m.

DR MARGARET KILEY: 'Assessment and examination of the doctorate: why is Australia different?' (Oxford Learning Institute: research seminars), Level 2, Littlegate House, St Ebbe's, 4 p.m. (to attend, e-mail: rocio.garavito@learning.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR KENNETH OLWIG: 'Embodied law v. bodies of law in the remaking of landscape: the "natural" legal and moral legacy of sheep' (Linacre Lectures: 'Remaking environments: histories, practices, politics'), OUCE Lecture Theatre, Dyson Perrins Building, 5.30 p.m.

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Friday 19 January

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminars: 'Proof reading', 9.30 a.m.; 'The language learner', 2 p.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

PROFESSOR ROBERT BARTLETT: 'Reginald of Durham and writing about the saints' (Ford's Lectures: 'The learned culture of Angevin England'), Schools, 5 p.m.

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Sunday 21 January

DR ANDREW MEIN preaches the Macbride Sermon, Hertford, 10 a.m.

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Monday 22 January

DR PAVLOS ELEFTHERIADIS: 'Environmental rights in the EU legal order' (Oxford Environmental Law Discussion Group meeting), Fraenkel Room, Corpus Christi, 1 p.m.

ALEXANDRA BAMJI: 'Co-existence and co-operation: healing relationships in seventeenth-century Venice' (seminar series: 'Medicine, surgery, and culture'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR TIMOTHY SCREECH: 'On the way to the Yoshiwara Pleasure District: poetic memory and representation in eighteenth-century Japan' (William Cohn Memorial Lecture), Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean, 5.30 p.m.

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Tuesday 23 January

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminars: 'Introductory certificate in management' (Day 2), 9.30 a.m.; 'Class teaching' (for Humanities and Social Sciences), 12 noon (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

KATHRYN HUGHES: 'Mrs Beeton: the biography of a nobody' (Visiting Lectures on Life- Writing), Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 4 p.m.

SHAHID MALIK, MP, BARONESS FALKNER, and

PROFESSOR TARIQ MODOOD: 'Does multiculturalism work?' (St Antony's Visiting Parliamentary Fellows seminar series: 'How can democracies cope with minorities?'), Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER MINKOWSKI: 'Mangala verses and the cultural history of mangala' (Interdisciplinary Seminar in the Study of Religion), Harris Seminar Room, Oriel, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR I. GOUGH: 'A comparative welfare regime approach to global social policy' (Current Issues in Social Policy seminars: 'Welfare and social security around the globe'), Department of Social Policy and Social Work, 5 p.m.

HELEN WOOLLEY: 'God space: people space' (Oxford Centre for Christianity and Culture public lecture series: 'A sense of place: landscapes human and divine'), Regent's Park College, 5 p.m.

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Wednesday 24 January

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Class teaching' (for MPLS and Medical Sciences), 12 noon (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

DR DAVID GELLNER: 'Hinduism and the rites of kingship' (Wilde Lectures in Natural and Comparative Religion: 'Religion, ritual, and power in the Nepal Himalayas'), Schools, 5 p.m.

IRENE GILL: 'Immer ein bisschen revolutionär: Oma, Mu and me'—Ms Gill talks on life as a refugee for three generations of women in her family, with readings from her two books, in German and English, Taylor Institution Library, 5.15 for 5.30 p.m. (confirm attendance to: liz.baird@taylib.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR REINHARD KRATZ: 'Temple and Torah. Reflections on the legal status of the Torah between Elephantine and Qumran' (David Patterson Seminars), Hebrew and Jewish Studies Unit, Yarnton Manor, 8 p.m.

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Thursday 25 January

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

PROFESSOR ROY MACLEOD: 'Into hostile camps: the scientists go to war' (Leverhulme Lectures: 'On Minerva and Mars: science and war, 1914–20'), Osler–McGovern Centre, 13 Norham Gardens, 11 a.m.

BEN WARD: 'EU externalisation in practice: the cases of Ukraine and Libya' (ESRC Centre on Migration, Policy, and Society seminars: 'Migration on the fringes of Europe: trends, patterns, transformation'), Institute of Human Sciences, 58a Banbury Road, 2 p.m.

THE RT. HON. JACK STRAW: 'Democracy and identity: building a global union' (Cyril Foster Lecture), venue to be announced, 5 p.m. (Admission by ticket only: ir@politics.ox.ac.uk, or tel. (2)78705.)

PROFESSOR NICK BLOMLEY: 'Seeing like a judge: rivers, law and property' (Linacre Lectures: 'Remaking environments: histories, practices, politics'), OUCE Lecture Theatre, Dyson Perrins Building, 5.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR ASA KASHER: 'Military ethics' (seminar related to lecture series: 'Israel: historical, political, and social aspects'), St Anne's, 8 p.m.

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Friday 26 January

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminars: 'Working with systems thinking and the unconscious in the organisation: an introduction for managers' (Action learning set 2), 9.30 a.m.; 'Career review and planning for contract research staff', 9.30 a.m.; 'Current language teaching methodologies', 2 p.m. (see information above).

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Sunday 28 January

INTER-COLLEGIATE EVENSONG, with The Rt Revd James Jones, Bishop of Liverpool, St Mary's, 5.30 p.m.

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