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Oxford University Gazette, 18 January 2007: Diary

Friday 19 January

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminars: 'Proof reading', 9.30 a.m.; 'The language learner', 2 p.m. (see information above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: 'Camille Pissarro', 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 ROBERT BARTLETT: 'Reginald of Durham and writing about the saints' (Ford's Lectures: 'The learned culture of Angevin England'), Schools, 5 p.m.

KHALED HROUB: 'The quick rise and fall of the American project of democratisation in the Middle East' (Middle East Centre fiftieth anniversary seminars: 'America and the Middle East), St Antony's, 5 p.m.

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Sunday 21 January

DR ANDREW MEIN preaches the Macbride Sermon, Hertford, 10 a.m.

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Monday 22 January

DR PAVLOS ELEFTHERIADIS: 'Environmental rights in the EU legal order' (Oxford Environmental Law Discussion Group meeting), Fraenkel Room, Corpus Christi, 1 p.m.

ALEXANDRA BAMJI: 'Co-existence and co-operation: healing relationships in seventeenth-century Venice' (seminar series: 'Medicine, surgery, and culture'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR ALAN DURANT: 'Contesting the meanings of words: interpretive disputes in the media' (Oxford English Dictionary Forum), Rewley House, 5 p.m.

DR MATTHEW NICHOLLS: 'Public libraries in the Roman Empire' (Oxford Bibliographical Society lecture), Taylor Institution, 5.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR TIMON SCREECH: 'On the way to the Yoshiwara Pleasure District: poetic memory and representation in eighteenth-century Japan' (William Cohn Memorial Lecture), Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean, 5.30 p.m.

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Tuesday 23 January

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminars: 'Introductory certificate in management' (Day 2), 9.30 a.m.; 'Class teaching' (for Humanities and Social Sciences), 12 noon (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: 'Polish drawings and watercolours 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.)

KATHRYN HUGHES: 'Mrs Beeton: the biography of a nobody' (Visiting Lectures on Life-Writing), Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 4 p.m.

SHAHID MALIK, MP, BARONESS FALKNER, and PROFESSOR TARIQ MODOOD: 'Does multiculturalism work?' (St Antony's Visiting Parliamentary Fellows seminar series: 'How can democracies cope with minorities?'), Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER MINKOWSKI: 'Mangala verses and the cultural history of Mangala' (Interdisciplinary Seminar in the Study of Religion), Harris Seminar Room, Oriel, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR I. GOUGH: 'A comparative welfare regime approach to global social policy' (Current Issues in Social Policy seminars: 'Welfare and social security around the globe'), Department of Social Policy and Social Work, 5 p.m.

HELEN WOOLLEY: 'God space: people space' (Oxford Centre for Christianity and Culture public lecture series: 'A sense of place: landscapes human and divine'), Regent's Park College, 5 p.m.

SIMON BROOMAN: 'The future of animal law' (seminar series: 'Animal experimentation for medical research: issues and perspectives'), Mansfield, 5.30 p.m.

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Wednesday 24 January

DR GERRY POWER: 'The changing media sector in sub-Saharan Africa: the research findings of the African Media Development Initiative' (Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism seminar), Committee Room, Green College, 12 noon.

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Class teaching' (for MPLS and Medical Sciences), 12 noon (see information above).

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

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: 'The Impressionists' 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.)

SIR MARRACK GOULDING: 'The consequences of British imperialism for the Islamic world' (lecture), Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, George Street, 5 p.m.

DR DAVID GELLNER: 'Hinduism and the rites of kingship' (Wilde Lectures in Natural and Comparative Religion: 'Religion, ritual, and power in the Nepal Himalayas'), Schools, 5 p.m.

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

IRENE GILL: 'Immer ein bisschen revolutionär: Oma, Mu and me'—Ms Gill talks on life as a refugee for three generations of women in her family, with readings from her two books, in German and English, Taylor Institution Library, 5.15 for 5.30 p.m. (confirm attendance to: liz.baird@taylib.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR REINHARD KRATZ: 'Temple and Torah. Reflections on the legal status of the Torah between Elephantine and Qumran' (David Patterson Seminars), Hebrew and Jewish Studies Unit, Yarnton Manor, 8 p.m.

SUSAN DAVISON and LOUISE BRADDOCK: 'Transference and counter-transference in theory and clinical practice' (Interdisciplinary Seminars in Psychoanalysis), St John's College Research Centre, 45 St Giles', 8.15 p.m. (to attend, e-mail: paul.tod@sjc.ox.ac.uk).

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Thursday 25 January

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Working with systems thinking and the unconscious in the organisation: an introduction for managers' (Action learning set 1), 9.30 a.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

PROFESSOR ROY MACLEOD: 'Into hostile camps: the scientists go to war' (Leverhulme Lectures: 'On Minerva and Mars: science and war, 1914–20'), Osler–McGovern Centre, 13 Norham Gardens, 11 a.m.

BEN WARD: 'EU externalisation in practice: the cases of Ukraine and Libya' (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.

PROFESSOR JENNY LITTLEWOOD: 'Mortuary rituals for a nobody' and 'Deaths of the unborn' (International Gender Studies Centre seminars: 'Untimely deaths'), Seminar Room 1, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

THE RT. HON. JACK STRAW: 'Democracy and identity: building a global union' (Cyril Foster Lecture), venue to be announced, 5 p.m. (Admission by ticket only: ir@politics.ox.ac.uk, or tel. (2)78705.)

PROFESSOR NICK BLOMLEY: 'Seeing like a judge: rivers, law and property' (Linacre Lectures: 'Remaking environments: histories, practices, politics'), OUCE Lecture Theatre, Dyson Perrins Building, 5.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR NEAL ROBINSON: 'Moderate Islamists—wolves in sheep's clothing?' (Pluscarden programme for the study of global terrorism and intelligence seminars), Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 6 p.m. (further details from pluscarden.programme@sant.ox.ac.uk< /a>).

PROFESSOR ASA KASHER: 'Military ethics' (seminar related to lecture series: 'Israel: historical, political, and social aspects'), St Anne's, 8 p.m.

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Friday 26 January

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.; 'Career review and planning for contract research staff', 9.30 a.m.; 'Current language teaching methodologies', 2 p.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: 'Seventeenth-century Dutch still life', 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 ROBERT BARTLETT: 'Richard of Devizes and the writing of history' (Ford's Lectures: 'The learned culture of Angevin England'), Schools, 5 p.m.

SIR JEREMY GREENSTOCK: 'Iraq, Iran and their global implications' (Middle East Centre fiftieth anniversary seminars: 'America and the Middle East), St Antony's, 5 p.m.

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Sunday 28 January

INTER-COLLEGIATE EVENSONG, with The Rt Revd James Jones, Bishop of Liverpool, St Mary's, 5.30 p.m.

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Monday 29 January

DAVID WILLIS (Partner, Herbert Smith): 'The UK nuclear legacy—a legal perspective' (Oxford Environmental Law Discussion Group meeting), Fraenkel Room, Corpus Christi, 1 p.m.

DR C. RIDER: 'Medical magic and the Church in thirteenth-century England' (seminar series: 'Medicine, surgery, and culture'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR W.F. MENSKI: 'Muslim legal culture: why must we know it?' (Centre for Socio-Legal Studies seminars: 'Law, culture, and development'), Seminar Room D, Manor Road Building, 4.30 p.m.

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Tuesday 30 January

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Class teaching' (for Humanities and Social Sciences), 12 noon (see information above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: 'Colour 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.)

ADAM SISMAN: 'Biographers and their subjects' (Visiting Lectures on Life-Writing), Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 4 p.m.

THE MOST REVD PETER SMITH, DR EVAN HARRIS, MP, and DR ROY GARDNER: 'Faith schools: for and against' (St Antony's Visiting Parliamentary Fellows seminar series: 'How can democracies cope with minorities?'), Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

DR A. BARRIENTOS: 'Social security in Latin America' (Current Issues in Social Policy seminars: 'Welfare and social security around the globe'), Department of Social Policy and Social Work, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR TIM GORRINGE: 'Blackbird Leys: a non-place urban realm?' (Oxford Centre for Christianity and Culture public lecture series: 'A sense of place: landscapes human and divine'), Regent's Park College, 5 p.m.

DR RICHARD RYDER: 'Speciesism' (seminar series: 'Animal experimentation for medical research: issues and perspectives'), Mansfield, 5.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR SIR ADAM ROBERTS: 'Israel and the UN' (lecture series: 'Israel: historical, political, and social aspects'), Oriel, 8 p.m.

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