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Oxford University Gazette, 21 September 2006: Diary

Friday 22 September

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: 'Venetian 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.)

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Saturday 23 September

CHRIST CHURCH: day-school on Leonardo da Vinci, 8.30 a.m.–5 p.m. (enquiries to: dayschools@chch.ox.ac.uk).

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Tuesday 26 September

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: 'The Impressionists' "innocent 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.)

MEDICAL SCIENCES DIVISION SEMINAR: 'Glycobiology in the Medical Sciences Division' (various speakers), 2–4.40 p.m. (see further details in ' Lectures' above).

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Wednesday 27 September

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM Curator's Talk: the 'Imagining Leonardo' exhibition, with Dr Catherine Whistler, curator of the 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.)

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Thursday 28 September

CENTRE ON MIGRATION, POLICY, AND SOCIETY (COMPAS) round-table discussion: 'New Zealand and international migration: current issues and policy debates', with Professor Paul Spoonley, Professor Richard Bedford, and officials from the New Zealand Department of Labour, 1–3 p.m. (No charge for attendance. E-mail for bookings before 12 noon on 26 September: alan.gamlen@ouce.ox.ac.uk.)

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Friday 29 September

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: 'The representation of daily pleasure in Dutch 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.)

VICTORIA GLENDINNING: 'Leonard Woolf: publisher, author, and man of letters' (Friends of the Bodleian: London Lecture), Society of Antiquaries of London, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1, 6.30 p.m. (Tickets £10. Enquiries to: fob@bodley.ox.ac.uk, or tel.: Oxford (2)77234.)

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Sunday 1 October

MICHAELMAS TERM begins.

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Tuesday 3 October

CONGREGATION meeting, Convocation House, 12 noon: Vice-Chancellor's Oration.

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Wednesday 4 October

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: 'The story behind the pictures', 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.)

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Friday 6 October

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: 'Seventeenth- and eighteenth-century watches: jewel or machine?', 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.)

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Sunday 8 October

MICHAELMAS FULL TERM begins.

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Monday 9 October

HENSLEY HENSON LECTURES 2006–7 (Professor Christopher Rowland/Dr Jane Shaw): 'The role of the prophet: why study prophets and prophecy?', Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR MICHAEL BENSKIN: 'Medieval writing systems in the West: graphemes, litterae, and the undistributed middle' (Oxford English Dictionary Forum), Rewley House, 5 p.m.

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Tuesday 10 October

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: 'Ashmolean women', 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.)

HENSLEY HENSON LECTURES 2006–7 (Professor Christopher Rowland/Dr Jane Shaw): 'The role of the prophet: acting out the text—prophets and the Bible', Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR SARAH HARPER: 'Grandparents as replacement parents and partners' (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.

AUDREY NIFFENEGGER (author of The Time-Traveller's Wife): lecture/reading, arranged by the Kellogg College Writing Centre, Mawby Pavilion, Rewley House, 7 p.m.

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Wednesday 11 October

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.)

HENSLEY HENSON LECTURES 2006–7 (Professor Christopher Rowland/Dr Jane Shaw): 'The role of the prophet: do women make better prophets?', Schools, 5 p.m.

GREVEL LINDOP: poetry reading, the Buttery, Wolfson, 7.30 p.m. (enquiries: carmen.bugan@wolfson.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR ROBERT MILLER: 'Israel's covenant in ancient Near Eastern tradition' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 8 p.m.

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Thursday 12 October

SALLY CRAWFORD: 'Taking it with them: children and their grave goods in fifth- to seventh-century Anglo-Saxon England' (History of Childhood series: 'Children and the consumption of goods'), Summer Common Room, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

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Friday 13 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.)

PROFESSOR DEREK BRITTON: 'She and 'en "him": some suggestions for revision of OED etymologies' (Oxford English Dictionary Forum), Rewley House, 5 p.m.

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Monday 16 October

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

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Tuesday 17 October

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: 'The colour blue', 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.)

HENSLEY HENSON LECTURES 2006–7 (Professor Christopher Rowland/Dr Jane Shaw): 'The impact of prophecy: Blake, Brothers, and Southcott—three case studies', Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR LORD DESAI: 'Politicians and economists: a troubled relationship' (Oxonia Distinguished Speaker Event), Lecture Theatre, Department of Economics, 5 p.m.

ADRIENNE KATZ and CLAIRE COLLIS (with young people from Young Voice): 'Grandparents: the views of young people' (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 WOLF LEPENIES (Weidenfeld Visiting Professor of European Comparative Literature): 'The German spirit and the German Reich' (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 18 October

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: 'The story of pigments and paint', 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.)

HENSLEY HENSON LECTURES 2006–7 (Professor Christopher Rowland/Dr Jane Shaw): 'The impact of prophecy: the Pursuit of the Millennium I—reconsidering millennial beliefs', Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR GEZA VERMES: 'The notion of covenant in the Dead Sea Scrolls' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 8 p.m.

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Thursday 19 October

HENSLEY HENSON LECTURES 2006–7 (Professor Christopher Rowland/Dr Jane Shaw): 'The impact of prophecy: the Pursuit of the Millennium II—building the kingdom of heaven on earth', Schools, 5 p.m.

DR ALEC RYRIE: 'The English Bible and piety in the Reformation' (Hertford Tyndale Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR CATHERINE BELL: 'Religion, constructing the West (but what about the rest?)' (Interdisciplinary Seminar in the Study of Religions), Harris Seminar Room, Oriel, 5 p.m.

JONATHAN REYNOLDS: 'Retail marketing, technology, and the consumption of children' (History of Childhood series: 'Children and the consumption of goods'), Summer Common Room, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

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