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: firstname.lastname@example.org.)
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.
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).
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).
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).
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: email@example.com.)
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: firstname.lastname@example.org).
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.
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: email@example.com.)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.)
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: email@example.com).
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: firstname.lastname@example.org).
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: email@example.com).
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.)
TIM HAMES: 'UK media coverage of Israel/Arab relations' (lecture series: 'Israel: historical, political and social aspects'), Lincoln, 8 p.m.
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: email@example.com.)
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.