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Oxford University Gazette, 15 February 2007: Diary

Friday 16 February

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: 'Nineteenth-century dress', 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.)

CONFERENCE: 'Micro-analysis: approaches and case studies', Maison Française, 2–5 p.m. (continues tomorrow, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.) (enquiries: maison@herald.ox.ac.uk).

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Teaching grammar and vocabulary', 2 p.m. (see information above).

KOSTAS RESIKAS: 'Transforming the frontier: memory, history and identity in coastal East Java, Indonesia' (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology seminars), Lecture Theatre, Pauling Centre, 4.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR LORD PLANT: 'The sacred and the challenge to liberalism' (Bampton Lectures: 'Liberal pluralism, citizenship, law and the sacred'), St Mary's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR ROBERT BARTLETT: 'Gervase of Tilbury and international courtly culture' (Ford's Lectures: 'The learned culture of Angevin England'), Schools, 5 p.m.

RIMA KHALAF HUNAIDI and AMAT AL-ALIM ALSOSWA: 'Towards the rise of women in the Arab world: the fourth Arab human development report' (Middle East Centre fiftieth anniversary seminars: 'America and the Middle East), St Antony's, 5 p.m.

CARLO GINZBURG: 'Coleridge, exoticism and empire' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR RALPH HANNA: 'Early English print culture and English literary manuscripts' (Richardson Lecture), Pusey Room, Keble, 5.30 p.m.

IAIN GALBRAITH, with guest poets EVELYN SCHLAG and PETER WATERHOUSE: launch of collection of Austrian poetry, The Night Begins With a Question, with readings, Lecture Room 6, New College, 5.30 p.m. (enquiries: karen.leeder@new.ox.ac.uk).

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Saturday 17 February

BJORN KLEIMAN (violin) and JOHAN HUGOSSON (piano): recital, the chapel, Queen's, 1.15 p.m. (admission free; retiring collection).

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Sunday 18 February

MR TIM GARDAM preaches the Sermon on the Grace of Humility, Keble, 10.30 a.m.

JULIAN STECKEL: recital of cello works by Bach, Britten, and Kodály, in series of Balliol Concerts (John Farmer Memorial Concert), Balliol, 9 p.m. (admission free and open to all members of the University).

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Monday 19 February

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Lecturing: purposes, approach and performance', Session 1 (for Humanities and Social Sciences), 12 noon (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

PROFESSOR HENRY SHUE: 'Deadly delays: climate change and future generations' (Oxford Environmental Law Discussion Group meeting), Fraenkel Room, Corpus Christi, 12.30 p.m.

PAUL HOWE and MARCO CAVALCANTE: 'Hunger and learning' (introducing the first edition of the UN World Food Programme's new annual publication, the World Hunger series), Seminar Room 2, Department of International Development, 2 p.m.

DR D. MADDEN: ' "The mysteries of the profession revealed": or, medicine laid bare in John Wesley's Primitive Physic' (seminar series: 'Medicine, surgery, and culture'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 2.15 p.m.

ISMENE LADA-RICHARDS: 'Dead but not extinct: on reinventing ancient pantomime in the eighteenth century' (Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama lecture), Lecture Theatre, Classics Centre, 2.15 p.m. (enquiries: apgrd@classics.ox.ac.uk).

DR NADRIAN C. SEEMAN: 'DNA: not merely the secret of life' (seminar), Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, 2.15 p.m.

CHRISTINA JONES-PAULY: 'Applying Islamic law in globalised cultures' (Centre for Socio-Legal Studies seminars: 'Law, culture, and development'), Seminar Room D, Manor Road Building, 4.30 p.m.

LADY ASHTON: 'Why a Constitutional Affairs Department?' (seminar series: 'Do our institutions work?', Summer Common Room, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

DR SHIGERU KURATANI: 'Developmental factors behind the vertebrate evolution' (J.W. Jenkinson Memorial Lecture), Lecture Theatre A, Zoology/Psychology Building, 5 p.m. (tickets not required).

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Tuesday 20 February

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

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: 'Landscapes', 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.)

MICHAEL PORTILLO and PROFESSOR TARIQ RAMADAN: 'France and Spain: lessons and warnings' (St Antony's Visiting Parliamentary Fellows seminar series: 'How can democracies cope with minorities?'), Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

JOEL ABERBACH: 'The executive branch in red and blue' (Seminar on US Politics), Rothermere American Institute, 5 p.m.

DR BEN KNIGHTON: 'Fighting the invasions of the state: religious sources for the autonomy of a traditional African culture' (Interdisciplinary Seminar in the Study of Religion), Harris Seminar Room, Oriel, 5 p.m.

DR M. ORENSTEIN: 'New pension reforms in the developing world' (Current Issues in Social Policy seminars: 'Welfare and social security around the globe'), Department of Social Policy and Social Work, 5 p.m.

DR IAN BRADLEY: 'Pilgrim landscapes' (Oxford Centre for Christianity and Culture public lecture series: 'A sense of place: landscapes human and divine'), Regent's Park College, 5 p.m.

PHILIPPE FOREST: 'Pour en finir avec l'autofiction: de l'écriture textuelle au roman du jeu' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

DR DAVID PRIESTMAN: 'A medical researcher's perspective on animal testing' (seminar series: 'Animal experimentation for medical research: issues and perspectives'), Mansfield, 5.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR ARTHUR L. MILLER: 'Empire of the stars: friendship, obsession, and betrayal in the quest for Black Holes' (lecture), Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, 6 p.m.

GENERAL LORD GUTHRIE: 'Israel's army and its conduct: a UK perspective' (lecture series: 'Israel: historical, political, and social aspects'), Lincoln, 8 p.m.

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Wednesday 21 February

LESLEY FORBES: 'Mughal masters: a Keeper's view of the Bodleian's current exhibition "The Flower Garden of Spring" ' (Friends of the Bodleian thirty-minute lecture), Cecil Jackson Room, Sheldonian, 1 p.m. (enquiries: fob@bodley.ox.ac.uk).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: 'The Impressionists' palette', 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.)

ORGAN RECITAL: Ruaraidh Sutherland, the chapel, Queen's, 1.10 p.m. (admission free; retiring collection).

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Teaching in the clinic and at the bedside', 2 p.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

DR RUTVICA ANDRIJASEVIC: 'The spectacle of misery: gender migration and representation in anti-trafficking campaigns' (lecture), Schools, 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR SIR NICHOLAS STERN: 'The economics of climate change' (inaugural James Martin Twenty-first Century School Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m. (tickets not required).

DR DAVID GELLNER: 'Rituals and cultural nationalism' (Wilde Lectures in Natural and Comparative Religion: 'Religion, ritual, and power in the Nepal Himalayas'), Schools, 5 p.m.

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

SIR RICHARD DALTON: 'Iran and the Middle East: ideology or interests?' (seminar series: 'British diplomatic perceptions of the Muslim world'), Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, George Street, 5 p.m.

GRAHAM DAWSON: 'Making peace with the past? Memory, trauma and the Irish Troubles' (seminar series: 'History, politics and memory in twentieth-century Europe'), History Faculty Building, 5 p.m.

NICOLE GORE reads from A la recherche du temps perdu by Marcel Proust: readings in French, introductions in French/English followed by discussion and questions, Taylor Institution, 5.15 p.m. (limited seating---application to: liz.baird@taylib.ox.ac.uk).

RACHEL BRETTELL: 'The long journey home—Mongols, mountains, mare's milk, and more', and

CHRISTIAN TOENNESEN: 'Ice capades in Greenland' (Wallace Watson Award Lectures), Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's, 6 p.m.

DR JEREMY SCHONFIELD: Book launch: Undercurrents of Jewish Prayer (David Patterson Seminars), Hebrew and Jewish Studies Unit, Yarnton Manor, 8 p.m.

MICHAEL RUSTIN: 'Revisiting the Kleinian theory of art' (Interdisciplinary Seminars in Psychoanalysis), New Seminar Room, St John's, 8.15 p.m. (to attend, e-mail: paul.tod@sjc.ox.ac.uk).

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Thursday 22 February

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.; 'Lecturing: purposes, approach and performance', Session 1 (for MPLS and Medical Sciences), 12 noon; 'Assertiveness' (Day 2), 2 p.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

PROFESSOR ROY MACLEOD: 'Tending minds, mending bodies: the medical war' (Leverhulme Lectures: 'On Minerva and Mars: science and war, 1914--20'), Osler--McGovern Centre, 13 Norham Gardens, 11 a.m.

KATHARINE PLATT (soprano): recital of songs and arias, including works by Handel and Mozart, the chapel, Harris Manchester, 1.30 p.m. (Admission free, with retiring collection. Enquiries: myles.hartley@hmc.ox.ac.uk.)

NICK MAI: 'Mobile liminalities: the errant mobility of young Albanians and Romanians within the EU' (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.

DEBORAH WHITE: 'A gendered and historical analysis of suicide among the Nunavut (Eskimo), Canada' (International Gender Studies Centre seminars: 'Untimely deaths'), Seminar Room 1, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

DR CARL-JOHAN SEGER: 'Micro-processor design. You wanted to design what?' (Oliver Smithies Lectures), Thom Building, 3 p.m.

PROFESSOR NOEL ENTWISTLE: 'Learning at university and influences on it: changing perspectives' (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).

DR DAVID RUNCIMAN: 'Victorian democracy and Victorian hypocrisy' (Carlyle Lectures: 'Sincerity, hypocrisy and lies in modern political thought from Hobbes to Orwell'), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR JENNIFER DINES: 'New life from old bones? The Greek "Minor Prophets": characters and characteristics' (Grinfield Lectures: 'The Book of the Twelve: translation, interpretation and current research'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR CARL DJERASSI and DR EVAN HARRIS, MP: 'Science and society: the Two Cultures debate revisited' (Transatlantic Dialogue in Public Policy), Rothermere American Institute, 5 p.m.

MARTIN CROWLEY: 'Utopies: du dernier homme (encore et toujours)—Kojève, Blanchot, Baitaille, Mascolo, Fanon' (Modern French Seminar), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR JACQUIE BURGESS: 'The politics of risk and radioactive waste in the UK' (Linacre Lectures: 'Remaking environments: histories, practices, politics'), OUCE Lecture Theatre, Dyson Perrins Building, 5.30 p.m.

CHRIS HUHNE, MP, lectures to meeting of the Oxfordshire Branch of the European Movement, Maison Française, 7.30 p.m.

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Friday 23 February

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.; 'Time management for administrative, secretarial and support staff', 9.30 a.m.; 'Introduction to the University Library Services', 2 p.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: 'Seventeenth-century Dutch still life: a delight to the eye', 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.)

CONFERENCE: 'Fiction and the frontier between literature and philosophy', Maison Française, 2–6 p.m. (continues tomorrow, 9.30 a.m.–1 p.m.) (enquiries: maison@herald.ox.ac.uk).

JON MITCHELL: 'Religion, charity, development: Oxfam and the Quakers' (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology seminars), Lecture Theatre, Pauling Centre, 4.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR LORD PLANT: 'Liberalism and the challenge to the sacred' (Bampton Lectures: 'Liberal pluralism, citizenship, law and the sacred'), St Mary's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR ROBERT BARTLETT: 'Gerald of Wales and the ethnographic imagination' (Ford's Lectures: 'The learned culture of Angevin England'), Schools, 5 p.m.

AVI SHLAIM: 'America, Israel and the Middle East' (Middle East Centre fiftieth anniversary seminars: 'America and the Middle East), St Antony's, 5 p.m.

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