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Oxford University Gazette, 19 October 2006: Diary

Friday 20 October

ANNA LORA-WAINWRIGHT: ' "Do you eat meat every day?" Eating and distinction in rural China' (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: 'The Impressionists', 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.)

PHILIP GRAF: 'The new environment of news' ('Media and Politics' seminar series), Seminar Room, Nuffield, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR GIORGIO GALLETTI: 'Cecil Pinsent's Italian gardens' (Rowe Memorial Lecture), Grove Auditorium, Magdalen, 5 p.m. (entrance through Longwall).

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Saturday 21 October

CHRISTOPHER MINKOWSKI, CATERINA GUENZI and STÉPHANE VAN DAMME: 'Trust in stars: boundaries of astrology. Knowledge, science and beliefs (India, Europe and the Islamic world).' (Workshop), Maison Française, 9 a.m.

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Monday 23 October

DEVI SRIDHAR: 'The Maharaja Mac: changing dietary patterns in India' (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.

HUW PRICE: ' "Worse than the darkness of the Valley of Death": the heresy of cognitive neuropsychology in early nineteenth-century Britain' (seminars: 'Mind, brain, and trauma'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR SIR MARTIN WOOD: 'Horizons of superconductivity' (lecture), Lecture Theatre 1, Department of Biochemistry, 4 p.m.

THE RT HON. LORD STEEL OF AIKWOOD: 'Why the Scottish devolution settlement requires amendment' (seminar series: 'Do our political institutions work?'), Summer Common Room, Magdalen, 5 p.m. (Chatham House Rule applies).

DR JOHN HOLMES: 'Lucretius at the fin de siècle: faith, science, and poetry' (seminar series: 'Modern receptions of ancient Greek and Roman cultures'), History of the Book Room, English Faculty Building, 5 p.m.

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Tuesday 24 October

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 ROBERT HAGENDIJK: 'The politics of public participation in the knowledge economy' (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).

BARONESS (SHIRLEY) WILLIAMS and DAVID ARMSTRONG: 'Is the EU better at balancing defence of civil liberties with security against terrorism than the US?' (European Studies Centre seminars), European Studies Centre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

SHEIKH MUSA ADMANI: 'Islam in Britain: something to be feared?' (Oxford Centre for Christianity and Culture public lectures: 'Living in a global context'), Regent's Park College, 5 p.m.

BENJAMIN WALTON: 'Rehearing Beethoven in Paris' (Graduate Students' Colloquia), Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music, 5.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR WOLF LEPENIES (Weidenfeld Visiting Professor of European Comparative Literature): 'With the help of irony: Thomas Mann's conversion to politics' (Weidenfeld Lectures: 'Culture and politics in Germany: a durable tension'), Tsuzuki Lecture Theatre, St Anne's, 5.30 p.m.

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Wednesday 25 October

STEPHEN WHITTLE: 'Investigation v. intrusion: the media and the public interest' (Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism seminar), Committee Room, Green College, 12 noon.

PROFESSOR PAMELA CLEMIT: 'Discovering William Godwin's letters' (Friends of the Bodleian thirty-minute lecture), Cecil Jackson Room, Sheldonian, 1 p.m. (enquiries: fob@bodley.ox.ac.uk).

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

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: 'Leonardo 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.)

RICHARD GARSIDE: 'Right for the wrong reasons: making sense of criminal justice failure' (Oxford Criminology Seminars), Seminar Room A, Manor Road Building, 3.30 p.m.

STEPHANIE GRANT: 'Voluntary and involuntary movement: the UN's role in developing a new understanding of international migration' (Refugee Studies Centre: public seminars), Seminar Room 1, Department of Development Studies/QEH, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR RICHARD AUTY: 'Rent cycling, political incentives, and economic development: Iran and South Korea since 1963' (seminar series: 'Economic development in the Muslim world: problems and prospects'), Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, George Street, 5 p.m.

DR ROSEMARY POUNTNEY and NICOLE GORE: Readings in English and French of Samuel Beckett's Not I/Pas moi, followed by discussion and questions, Library, Taylor Institution, 5.15 for 5.30 p.m. (booking not required but seating limited).

PROFESSOR WOLF LEPENIES (Weidenfeld Visiting Professor of European Comparative Literature): 'The aesthetic appeal of fascism' (Weidenfeld Lectures: 'Culture and politics in Germany: a durable tension'), Tsuzuki Lecture Theatre, St Anne's, 5.30 p.m.

SUSAN CONWAY: 'The Shan of Burma: textiles of the nineteenth century' (Oxford Asian Textile Group meeting), Pauling Centre, 58 Banbury Road, 6.15 p.m. (admission for visitors £2).

PROFESSOR PHILIP ALEXANDER: 'The use of the Book of Deuteronomy in rabbinic theology' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 8 p.m.

DR ALEJANDRA PEREZ: 'Controversies surrounding psychoanalytic research: a brief look at attachment theory' (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 26 October

KIAN BOO: 'Representation of gender and sexuality in Singapore' (International Gender Studies Centre seminars: 'Gender and representation in song, dance, museums, and the arts'), Department of International Development, 2 p.m.

FRANCK DÜVELL: 'Questioning convenient concepts: the sending country/receiving country dichotomy' (ESRC Centre on Migration, Policy and Society—COMPAS): 'Disrupting dichotomies in migration research, policy, and practice' (seminars), Pauling Centre, 2 p.m.

DR JOELLE FANGHANEL: 'Studying teaching in context: what can be gained from a socio-cultural research perspective?' (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 AVNER OFFER: 'Women and children under modern affluence' (History of Childhood series: 'Children and the consumption of goods'), Summer Common Room, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

JOHN P. CAULFIELD: 'Immigration: the US experience and future trends' (public lecture), Rothermere American Institute, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR ANTONY MCKENNA: 'Faith and reason in the classical age: Pierre Bayle in the light of new research' (Besterman Lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR PETER BROWN: 'Commercium spirituale: Paulinus of Nola and the poetry of wealth' (Ronald Syme Lecture), the Hall, Wolfson, 6 p.m. (open to the public).

PROFESSOR MARK HARRISON: 'War, epidemics, and empire: the British army in the Middle East during the First World War' (McGovern Lecture in the History of Medicine), E.P. Abraham Lecture, Green College, 6 p.m.

PROFESSOR ERIC STANLEY: 'Words of sorrow, words of joy in medieval England' Oxford Medieval Society lecture), Dorfman Centre, St Peter's, 8.30 p.m.

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Friday 27 October

PROFESSOR HELEN MACBETH: 'Ecology, ethnicity, or nationality? Quantitative data on food intake either side of the Franco-Spanish border' (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: 'A classical journey', 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.)

MARTINE PÉCHARMAn and SARAH HUTTON: 'The philosophy of Ralph Cudworth: unity, life and spontaneity' (Study Day), Maison Française, 10 a.m.

MATTHEW D'ANCONA: 'Confessions of a hawkish hack: the war on terror and the media' (Philip Geddes Memorial Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

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Saturday 28 October

BILL PICKERING and MARIE-CLAIRE LAVABRE: 'Halbwachs, Bastide and collective memory' (Study Day), Maison Française, 10.45 a.m.

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Sunday 29 October

THE REVD CANON TIM DAKIN preaches the Ramsden Sermon, Jesus, 5.15 p.m.

CHARLES OWEN performs piano works by Brahms, Schumann, Fauré, and Janácek (series of Balliol Concerts), Balliol, 9 p.m. (admission free and open to all members of the University).

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