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Oxford University Gazette, 16 November 2006: Diary

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: education.service@ashmus.ox.ac.uk.)

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.

RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM: 'Women in eighteenth-century opera: image and power', Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 2.30–6.30 p.m. (admission free and open to the public).

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.

PROFESSOR DAVID LEWIS-WILLIAMS: 'The first pictures' (Perspectives on Human Sciences Lecture), Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's, 6 p.m.

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Saturday 18 November

BATE COLLECTION OF MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS family day: 'A Celebration for St Cecilia'—including a treasure trail and live musical performances, Bate Collection, Faculty of Music, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. (free of charge, and booking not required).

EGLESFIELD MUSICAL SOCIETY: recital, with Clare Eadington (alto), the chapel, Queen's, 1.15 p.m. (retiring collection).

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Sunday 19 November

HARUKI MOTOHASHI (violin) and MASACHI NISHIYAMA (piano): recital of works by Beethoven, Prokofiev, Takemistu, and Wieniawski, the Hall, Wolfson, 5 p.m. (Admission £5, concessions £3; proceeds in aid of African Medical and Research Foundation).

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Monday 20 November

SASKIA WALENTOWITZ: 'Women with great weight: fatness, reproduction and kinship among the Azawagh Tuareg in Niger' (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.

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Assertiveness', 2 p.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

PETER BARHAM: 'The complete madness: a revaluation of Michel Foucault's Histoire de la Folie' (seminars: 'Mind, brain, and trauma'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 2.15 p.m.

DR SARI WASTELL: 'When justice at a distance comes home: scale, transnational justice and the extra-legal in international versus national war crimes prosecutions' (Centre for Socio-Legal Studies seminars), Seminar Room D, Manor Road Building, 4.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER RICKS (Professor of Poetry): 'Shakespearean jealousy: 1. T.S. Eliot and Othello' (lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

GREG POWER and PHILIP COWLEY: 'Why whipping and parliamentary management have become difficult' (seminar series: 'Do our political institutions work?'), Summer Common Room, Magdalen, 5 p.m. (Chatham House Rule applies).

PROFESSOR PETER PHILLIPS: 'The mystery of trend: using trends as coordinates and instruments' (Clarendon Lectures in Economics: 'Unravelling the mystery of economic trends'), Department of Economics, 5 p.m. (open to the public; admission free).

PROFESSOR MICHAEL AKAM: 'The evolution of segmentation mechanisms in animals' (J.W. Jenkinson Memorial Lecture), Lecture Theatre A, Zoology/Psychology Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR HENRI BERESTYCKI: 'Modelling spatial diffusion: from flames to social norms' (Alan Tayler Lecture), Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's, 5 p.m.

LIU MINGKANG: 'China and the challenges of globalisation' (Global Economic Governance Programme: special address), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR KATHERINE HARLOE: 'Between aesthetics and history? Some early responses to Winckelmann on ancient art', and

DR LIZ POTTER: 'Ideas and ideals of Athens in Britain in the nineteenth century' (seminar series: 'Modern receptions of ancient Greek and Roman cultures'), History Faculty Building, 5 p.m.

LEONARD DOWNIE, JR. (Executive Editor, Washington Post): 'Journalism after Iraq' (keynote speech at opening of Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism), St Anne's, 5.30 p.m. (see further details in 'Lectures' above).

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Tuesday 21 November

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 ANDREW BARRY: 'The politics of interdisciplinarity' (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).

STEPHEN WEATHERILL, PAUL CRAIG, and STEPHEN WALL: 'Do we still need a constitution for Europe? And if so, what would a better one look like?' (European Studies Centre seminars), European Studies Centre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR PETER PHILLIPS: 'The passage through unity: mildly integrated and explosive time series' (Clarendon Lectures in Economics: 'Unravelling the mystery of economic trends'), Department of Economics, 5 p.m. (open to the public; admission free).

PROFESSOR JOHN GEDDES: 'Bi-polar disorder: reining in the extremes of mood' (Monica Fooks Memorial Lecture), Lecture Theatre, Medical Sciences Teaching Centre, 5 p.m.

DR GEORGE LEESON: 'Understanding the role of contemporary grandfathers' (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 JOHN DRANE: 'The globalisation of spirituality' (Oxford Centre for Christianity and Culture public lectures: 'Living in a global context'), Regent's Park College, 5 p.m.

ARDIS BUTTERFIELD: 'Fighting talk: the language of invective in the Hundred Years War' (Medieval French Seminar), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

ANDREW ROBINSON talks about his book Thomas Young: The Last Man Who Knew Everything (occasional lecture series: 'Between the lines'), Museum of the History of Science, 7 p.m.

PROFESSOR MOHAMMED KENBIB: 'Muslim–Jewish relations in Morocco: nineteenth and twentieth centuries' (lecture), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 8 p.m.

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Wednesday 22 November

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Time management for administrative, secretarial and support staff', 9.30 a.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

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

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: 'Exquisite English embroideries', 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.)

GRAHAM TOWL: 'Psychological services in prisons' (Oxford Criminology Seminars), Seminar Room A, Manor Road Building, 3.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR PETER PHILLIPS: 'Transition and growth: econometrics of convergence and clustering' (Clarendon Lectures in Economics: 'Unravelling the mystery of economic trends'), Department of Economics, 5 p.m. (open to the public; admission free).

DR HEIN DE HAAS: 'Trans-Saharan migration to the Maghreb and the EU: historical roots and recent trends' (Refugee Studies Centre: public seminars), Seminar Room 1, Department of Development Studies/QEH, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR HASHEM PESARAN: 'Explaining growth 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.

LEÏLA SEBBAR: 'L'exil de la langue du père, l'arabe' (Mediterranean Writers Series), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

DR HAIM SPERBER: 'Patterns of leadership in nineteenth-century Anglo-Jewry: Moses Montefiore, Lionel de Rothschild, and David Salomons' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 8 p.m.

DR LIZ ALLISON: 'Mourning and melancholia in Freud and Hamlet' (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 23 November

NICHOLAS MILLEA: 'The Gough map—gateway to medieval Britain: Britain's oldest road map or a statement of empire?' (Friends of the Bodleian thirty-minute lecture), Cecil Jackson Room, Sheldonian, 1 p.m. (enquiries: fob@bodley.ox.ac.uk).

HARRIS MANCHESTER LUNCHTIME RECITAL: college musicians perform works by J.S. Bach, the chapel, Harris Manchester, 1.30 p.m. (admission free, with retiring collection).

ANNIE COOMBS: 'Representation and politics in museums' (International Gender Studies Centre seminars: 'Gender and representation in song, dance, museums, and the arts'), Department of International Development, 2 p.m.

DON FLYNN: 'Ghosts at the banquet: undocumented migrants and the troubled conscience of global capitalism' (ESRC Centre on Migration, Policy and Society—COMPAS): 'Disrupting dichotomies in migration research, policy, and practice' (seminars), Pauling Centre, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR INGRID LUNT: 'The use of reflective statements to enhance learning at doctoral level' (Oxford Learning Institute: research seminars), Learning Institute, Level 2, Littlegate House, St Ebbe's, 4 p.m. (to attend, contact: rocio.garavito@learning.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR PETER PULZER: 'Austrian historians and the Third Reich' (lecture), Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR CATRIONA KELLY: ' "Everything for the children" in a deficit economy: consumption in late Soviet Russia' (History of Childhood series: 'Children and the consumption of goods'), Summer Common Room, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

COLAS DUFLO: 'Le narrateur philosophe. Remarques sur Le Monde Moral de Prévost' (Early Modern French Seminars), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR BRYAN SYKES: 'Blood of the Isles: the genetic history of Britain and Ireland' (public lecture), Haldane Room, Wolfson, 6 p.m. (enquiries: college.sec@wolfson.ox.ac.uk).

THE CHOIR OF QUEEN'S COLLEGE and THE ORCHESTRA OF THE EGLESFIELD MUSICAL SOCIETY perform Handel's Messiah, the chapel, Queen's, 7.45 p.m. (Admission free to members of the college; otherwise £9/£6/£4. Enquiries/reservations: rosemary.rey@queens.ox.ac.uk.)

TIM HAMES: 'UK media coverage of Israel/Arab relations' (lecture series: 'Israel: historical, political and social aspects'), Lincoln, 8 p.m.

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Friday 24 November

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminars: 'Managing employee conduct and performance', 9.30 a.m.; 'Introduction to the University Library Services', 11 a.m. (see information above).

DR MOHAMMAD TALIB: 'Food, identity, and Islam: anthropological reflections' (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: 'Victorian paintings', 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.)

BELINDA BEATON: 'Theatres and panoramas in Turner's time' (Art and Neuroscience Lectures), Auditorium, Magdalen, 2 p.m.

MARIE-CLAIRE LAVABRE and ROBERT GILDEA: 'La micro-analyse en sciences sociales' (Workshop), Maison Française, 2 p.m. (continues tomorrow, from 9.30 a.m.).

THE PHANTASM VIOL QUARTET (dir. Professor Laurence Dreyfus): 'Issues in the performance of seventeenth-century consort music' (public workshop), the chapel, Magdalen, 3 p.m.

MARK MARDELL: 'Media coverage of Europe' ('Media and Politics' seminar series), Seminar Room, Nuffield, 5 p.m.

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