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Oxford University Gazette, 12 October 2006: Diary

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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Sunday 15 October

JACK LIEBECK (violin) and RICHARD HARWOOD (cello) perform music by Bach, Mozart, and Ravel (series of Balliol Concerts), Balliol, 9 p.m. (admission free and open to all members of the University).

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Monday 16 October

TILUTTOMA BARUAH: 'Polycystic ovary: its relation with body weight and food habits of the Assamese and Bengali women of Assam (India)' (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.

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.

DR JEROME RAVETZ: 'Governing the science of the unknown-unknowns' (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).

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.

GRAHAM AVERY and BASKIN ORAN: 'The final frontiers of the EU: where should it end?' (European Studies Centre seminars), European Studies Centre, St Antony's, 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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Wednesday 18 October

FLORIANA FOSSATA, with JOHN LLOYD (discussant): 'The state of the media in Russia' (Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism seminars), Committee Room, Green College, 12 noon.

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

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: 'The story of pigments and paint', 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 CHRISTIAN WOLFF: 'Greek tragedy and some twentieth- century experimental music', Lecture Theatre, Classics Centre, 2.15 p.m. (Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama lecture).

HENSLEY HENSON LECTURES 2006–7 (Professor Christopher Rowland/Dr Jane Shaw): 'The impact of prophecy: the Pursuit of the Millennium I—reconsidering millennial beliefs', Schools, 5 p.m.

DR OLIVER BAKEWELL: 'Refugees' agency and aid agencies in Africa' (Refugee Studies Centre: public seminars), Seminar Room 1, Department of Development Studies/QEH, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR ROBERT WADE: 'How can the developing countries catch up? The case for open-economy industrial policies' (seminar series: 'Economic development in the Muslim world: problems and prospects'), Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, George Street, 5 p.m.

JACQUES LEVY: 'The European city: fall and rise' (Lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR GEZA VERMES: 'The notion of covenant in the Dead Sea Scrolls' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 8 p.m.

DR JESSICA EVANS: 'Vigilance and vigilantes: thinking psychoanalytically about anti-paedophile action' (Interdisciplinary Seminars in Psychoanalysis), St John's College Research Centre, 45 St Giles', 8.15 p.m. (Registration required: e-mail paul.tod@sjc.ox.ac.uk.)

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Thursday 19 October

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Induction seminar for new contract research staff', 12.30 p.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

LIA CHAVEZ: 'Confrontational flesh: the body, gender, visual spectacle and perception' (International Gender Studies Centre seminars: 'Gender and representation in song, dance, museums, and the arts'), Department of International Development, 2 p.m.

JOHN DAVIES: 'Force and deception—the tools of the anti-traffickers' (ESRC Centre on Migration, Policy and Society—COMPAS): 'Disrupting dichotomies in migration research, policy, and practice' (seminars), Pauling Centre, 2 p.m.

HENSLEY HENSON LECTURES 2006–7 (Professor Christopher Rowland/Dr Jane Shaw): 'The impact of prophecy: the Pursuit of the Millennium II—building the kingdom of heaven on earth', Schools, 5 p.m.

DR ALEC RYRIE: 'The English Bible and piety in the Reformation' (Hertford Tyndale Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR CATHERINE BELL: 'Religion, constructing the West (but what about the rest?)' (Interdisciplinary Seminar in the Study of Religions), Harris Seminar Room, Oriel, 5 p.m.

JONATHAN REYNOLDS: 'Retail marketing, technology, and the consumption of children' (History of Childhood series: 'Children and the consumption of goods'), Summer Common Room, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

IAN RUMBOLD: 'Hermann Pötzlinger's music collection: codex latinus monacensis 14274' (Seminar in Late Medieval and Renaissance Music), All Souls, 5 p.m.

DOMINIQUE COMBE: 'De l'épopée au Poème, la nostalgie de l'épique' (Modern French Seminar), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

PIERRE MOSCOVICI: 'Europe between crisis and renewal' (Lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

DR SARA DELAMONT: 'Women and higher education: can the subaltern ever be happy?' (St Hilda's College Lectures), Vernon Carcourt Room, St Hilda's, 5.30 p.m.

DR CHRISTOPHER MORRONGIELLO (lute) and EMILY VAN EVERA (soprano): 'Portraits of the Mildmay family in art, song, and lute music'—lecture-recital of music from the Elizabethan period, Wolfson, 6 p.m.

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Friday 20 October

ANNA LORA-WAINWRIGHT: ' "Do you eat meat every day?" Eating and distinction in rural China' (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: 'The Impressionists', 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.)

PHILIP GRAF: 'The new environment of news' ('Media and Politics' seminar series), Seminar Room, Nuffield, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR GIORGIO GALLETTI: 'Cecil Pinsent's Italian gardens' (Rowe Memorial Lecture), Grove Auditorium, Magdalen, 5 p.m. (entrance through Longwall).

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Saturday 21 October

CHRISTOPHER MINKOWSKI, CATERINA GUENZI and STÉPHANE VAN DAMME: 'Trust in stars: boundaries of astrology. Knowledge, science and beliefs (India, Europe and the Islamic world).' (Workshop), Maison Française, 9 a.m.

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Monday 23 October

DEVI SRIDHAR: 'The Maharaja Mac: changing dietary patterns in India' (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.

HUW PRICE: ' "Worse than the darkness of the Valley of Death": the heresy of cognitive neuropsychology in early nineteenth-century Britain' (seminars: 'Mind, brain, and trauma'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR SIR MARTIN WOOD: 'Horizons of superconductivity' (lecture), Lecture Theatre 1, Department of Biochemistry, 4 p.m.

DR JOHN HOLMES: 'Lucretius at the fin de siècle: faith, science, and poetry' (seminar series: 'Modern receptions of ancient Greek and Roman cultures'), History of the Book Room, English Faculty Building, 5 p.m.

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Tuesday 24 October

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.)

DR ROBERT HAGENDIJK: 'The politics of public participation in the knowledge economy' (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).

BARONESS (SHIRLEY) WILLIAMS and DAVID ARMSTRONG: 'Is the EU better at balancing defence of civil liberties with security against terrorism than the US?' (European Studies Centre seminars), European Studies Centre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

SHEIKH MUSA ADMANI: 'Islam in Britain: something to be feared?' (Oxford Centre for Christianity and Culture public lectures: 'Living in a global context'), Regent's Park College, 5 p.m.

BENJAMIN WALTON: 'Rehearing Beethoven in Paris' (Graduate Students' Colloquia), Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music, 5.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR WOLF LEPENIES (Weidenfeld Visiting Professor of European Comparative Literature): 'With the help of irony: Thomas Mann's conversion to politics' (Weidenfeld Lectures: 'Culture and politics in Germany: a durable tension'), Tsuzuki Lecture Theatre, St Anne's, 5.30 p.m.

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