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: firstname.lastname@example.org.)
CONFERENCE: 'Micro-analysis: approaches and case studies', Maison Française, 2–5 p.m. (continues tomorrow, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.) (enquiries: email@example.com).
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: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Saturday 17 February
BJORN KLEIMAN (violin) and JOHAN HUGOSSON (piano): recital, the chapel, Queen's, 1.15 p.m. (admission free; retiring collection).
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).
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: email@example.com).
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).
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.)
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.
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: email@example.com).
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.)
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: email@example.com).
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: firstname.lastname@example.org).
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: email@example.com.)
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: firstname.lastname@example.org).
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.
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: email@example.com.)
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: firstname.lastname@example.org).
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.