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Oxford University Gazette, 19 April 2007: Diary

Friday 20 April

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Springboard' (Workshop 1, Programme 4), 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: 'My Lady's Dressing Table', 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.)

STUDY-DAY: 'Libertinage et cultures libertines: approches croisées', Maison Française, 2–6 p.m. (enquiries: maison@herald.ox.ac.uk).7

LORD PLANT OF HIGHFIELD: 'Rights and religion' (Bampton Lectures: 'Liberal pluralism, citizenship, law, and the sacred'), University Church, 5 p.m.

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Sunday 22 April

FULL TERM begins.

THE REVD CANON DR ROBIN WARD preaches the St Mark's Day Sermon, Magdalen, 10 a.m.

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Monday 23 April

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Introduction to personnel management', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

GUILLAUME MAZEAU: 'Did Marat have to be killed? Back to a political murder (13 July 1793)' (New Directions in French Research Seminar), Maison Française, 1.45 p.m.

ROGER DAVIDSON: 'Law, medicine, and the treatment of homosexual offenders in Scotland, 1950–80' (Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine seminars: 'Medicine and the law, 1760–1990'), Wellcome Unit, 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR ALISON LEE: 'Conceptualising doctoral supervision as pedagogy' (Oxford Learning Institute: research seminars), Littlegate House, St Ebbe's, 4 p.m. (to attend, e-mail: rocio.garavito@learning.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR PATRICIA BIRNIE: 'Whose whales?: the rights and wrongs of whaling' (Centre for Socio-Legal Studies seminars: 'Socio-legal dimensions of environmental law and regulation'), Seminar Room D, Manor Road Building, 4.30 p.m.

PATRICK STEWART (Cameron Mackintosh Visiting Professor of Contemporary Theatre): 'Are you anybody?'(Inaugural Lecture), Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's, 5 p.m.

DR JOHN COLEMAN: public seminar, presented by the Oxford Centre for Socio-Cultural and Activity Theory Research, Department of Education, 5 p.m.

JUSTICE I. CALLINAN: 'Privacy, confidence, and proprietary rights' (lecture), Auditorium, Keble, 5.30 p.m.

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Tuesday 24 April

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminars: 'Examining and assessing', 11 a.m. (see information above).

DAVID VAISEY: 'Four men and an archive'—the subject of Mr Vaisey's research since his retirement as Bodley's Librarian (Friends of the Bodleian thirty-minute lecture), Cecil Jackson Room, Sheldonian, 1 p.m. (enquiries: fob@bodley.ox.ac.uk).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: 'Animals in pottery and porcelain', 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 MIRELLA FERRARI: 'Columban and the origins of Bobbio' (Lyell Lectures: 'The scriptorium and library of Bobbio'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PETER PHILLIPS, ROBIN FOSTER, and STEVE FOLWELL: 'What is the case for intervening to provide new media public service content?' (Oxford Media and Communications seminar series), Saïd Business School, 4 p.m. (registration necessary: emily.webster@sbs.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESOR ROBERT MCAULEY: 'Natural cognition' (lecture series: 'Comparing the cognitive foundations of science and religion'), Schools, 4 p.m.

SELVYN SEIDEL: 'Diversity, the essence of and enigma for international law today' (Linacre Seminars), Tanner Room, Linacre, 5.45 p.m. (enquiries: development@linacre.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR SHAI FELDMAN: 'From Tehran to Beirut: a Middle East update' (lecture series: 'Israel: historical, political, and social aspects'), Oriel, 8 p.m.

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Wednesday 25 April

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Writing at work', 9.30 a.m.; 'Springboard' (Workshop 1, Programme 5), 9.30 a.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

SIR GEOFFREY OWEN: 'Being an editor of an international newspaper' (Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism seminars), Committee Room, Green College, 12 noon (enquiries: kate.hanneford-smith@politics.ox.ac.u k).

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

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: 'The Pre-Raphaelites', 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.)

SARAH ARMSTRONG: 'Accountabilitiy in criminal justice: from judgement to measurement' (Oxford Criminology Seminar Series), Seminar Room A, Manor Road Building, 3.30 p.m.

PROFESOR ROBERT MCAULEY: 'The cognitive unnaturalness of science' (lecture series: 'Comparing the cognitive foundations of science and religion'), Schools, 4 p.m.

PROFESSOR K.S. JOMO: 'Islam and economic development: from Weber to the Clash of Civilisations' (seminar), Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR PETER RATCLIFFE: 'Oxygen metabolism and the cancer phenotype: then and now...' (Oxford Osler Lecture), Lecture Theatre, Medical Sciences Teaching Centre, 6 p.m. (to attend, inform: jayne.todd@medsci.ox.ac.uk).

SERVICE to commemorate Anzac Day and the Battle of Gallipoli, University College Chapel, 6 p.m. (enquiries: anna.oldmeadow@univ.ox.ac.uk).

RUTH PADEL leads a poetry masterclass, and reads from her own work (Kellogg College Centre for Creative Writing event), Mawby Pavilion, Kellogg, 7 p.m.

DR TIMOTHY EDWARDS: 'The exegesis of the Psalms in the New Testament: some notes on method' (David Patterson Seminars), Hebrew and Jewish Studies Unit, Yarnton Manor, 8 p.m.

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Thursday 26 April

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.; 'Assessing student learning in medicine', 2 p.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

DR MICHAEL SILBER: 'Dreams, gender, and fundamentalism: the dreamworlds of a nineteenth-century ultra-Orthodox rabbinical couple' (Seminars in Jewish Studies), Oriental Institute, 1 p.m.

LEAH BASSEL: 'Protection or participation? Refugee women and the politics of integration' (Centre on Migration, Policy and Society seminars: 'Perspectives on African migration'), 58a Banbury Road, 2 p.m. (enquiries: alison.stibbe@compas.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR MARY EVANS: 'False dawns: the maintenance of inequality in higher education' (lecture), Schools, 2.15 p.m.

ASSOC. PROFESSOR CAROL COLBECK: 'Educating integrated professionals or training fragmented faculty' (Oxford Learning Institute: 'research seminars), Littlegate House, St Ebbe's, 4 p.m.' (to attend, e-mail: rocio.garavito@learning.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR IAN LOADER (Professor of Criminology): 'Insecurity, politics, and excess' (Inaugural Lecture), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR MIRELLA FERRARI: 'Bobbio from the Lombard to the Carolingian period' (Lyell Lectures: 'The scriptorium and library of Bobbio'), Schools, 5 p.m.

ROWAN TOMLINSON: 'Instruments of knowledge in Scève's Microcosme' (Early Modern French Seminar), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR GABRIEL PITERBERG: 'An autochthonous settler's Bible: Ben Gurion reads the Book of Joshua' (Leonard Stein Lectures), Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

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Friday 27 April

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.; 'Language course design and evaluation', 2 p.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: 'Portraits', 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: 'Oxford celebrates EU@50: lessons and visions', St Antony's, 2–7 p.m. (enquiries: maison@herald.ox.ac.uk).

LORD PLANT OF HIGHFIELD: 'Freedom and human responses' (Bampton Lectures: 'Liberal pluralism, citizenship, law, and the sacred'), University Church, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR JOHN KLIER: 'Are Jews a race?' (Russian and Eurasian Studies Centre seminars: ' "Them" and "us": the other in the Russian imagination'), Dahrendorf Room, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR JORDAN STEIKER: 'Federal constitutional regulation of the American death penalty: past, present, and prospects for judicial abolition' (lecture given as part of the Oxford–Texas Exchange Programme), Lecture Theatre, Manor Road Building, 5 p.m.

MIGUEL POIARES MADURO (Advocate General, European Court of Justice): 'Passion and reason in European integration' (lecture), Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

PETER BRADLEY: 'Truth, trust, and the trouble with the media' (Nuffield College and Reuters Institute seminar series: 'Media and politics'), Seminar Room, Nuffield, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR JONATHAN PARRY: 'Hegemony and resistance: trade union politics in central India' (Marett Memorial Lecture), Saskatchewan Room, Exeter, 5 p.m.

NEIL MACGREGOR: 'Things subverting ideas: Africa in the British Museum' (John Berger Lecture), Nelson Mandela Lecture Theatre, Saïd Business School, 6.30 p.m.

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Saturday 28 April

SYMPOSIUM: 'Lives lived—lives imagined: biography in the Buddhist tradition', Lecture Room 23, Balliol, from 10.30 a.m. (Continues tomorrow. Enquiries to: ulrike.roesler@balliol.ox.ac.uk.)

WEEKEND SCHOOL: 'Chinese approaches to democracy', Rewley House, from 3 p.m. (Continues tomorrow. Details: www.conted.ox.ac.uk/courses/. Registration: ppdayweek@conted.ox.ac.uk, or tel. (2)70380.)

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Monday 30 April

VINCENT MILLIOT: 'Que fait la police?' (New Directions in French Research Seminar), Maison Française, 1.45 p.m.

CATHERINE KELLY: 'Parliamentary inquiries and the construction of medical argument in the early nineteenth century' (Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine seminars: 'Medicine and the law, 1760–1990'), Wellcome Unit, 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR MARC MANGEL: 'Ecology, conservation, and public policy: a vision for the twenty-first century' (Astor Lecture), Lecture Theatre A, Department of Zoology, 4.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR MICHAEL FAURE: '(International) liability as an instrument to prevent and compensate for climate change' (Centre for Socio-Legal Studies seminars: 'Socio-legal dimensions of environmental law and regulation'), Seminar Room D, Manor Road Building, 4.30 p.m.

DR M.F. SUAREZ, SJ: ' "An horrid heap of blasphemy": British political satire and the sacred page' (seminar series: 'The Bible in art, music, and literature'), Danson Room, Trinity, 5 p.m.

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