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Oxford University Gazette, 22 February 2007: Diary

Friday 23 February

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.; 'Time management for administrative, secretarial and support staff', 9.30 a.m.; 'Introduction to the University Library Services', 2 p.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: 'Seventeenth-century Dutch still life: a delight to the 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.)

CONFERENCE: 'Fiction and the frontier between literature and philosophy', Maison Française, 2–6 p.m. (continues tomorrow, 9.30 a.m.–1 p.m.) (enquiries: maison@herald.ox.ac.uk).

ANDREW SARDANIS, with LORD (ANDREW) TURNBULL and SIR TIMOTHY LANKESTER: 'Development in Africa' (Wadham Sustainability Forum), Okinaga Room, Wadham, 4 p.m. (to attend, e-mail: cinnamon.carlarne@law.ox.ac.uk).

JON MITCHELL: 'Religion, charity, development: Oxfam and the Quakers' (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology seminars), Lecture Theatre, Pauling Centre, 4.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR LORD PLANT: 'Liberalism and the challenge to the sacred' (Bampton Lectures: 'liberal pluralism, citizenship, law and the sacred'), St Mary's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR ROBERT BARTLETT: 'Gerald of Wales and the ethnographic imagination' (Ford's Lectures: 'The learned culture of Angevin England'), Schools, 5 p.m.

AVI SHLAIM: 'America, Israel and the Middle East' (Middle East Centre fiftieth anniversary seminars: 'America and the Middle East), St Antony's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR ALAN KNIGHT: 'Mexican anticlericalism: causes, character, and consequences' (LAC seminar), Latin American Centre, 1 Church Walk, 5 p.m.

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Saturday 24 February

THE ISOSCELES RECORDER TRIO (Dannie Waddoup, Irene Anderson, and Laura Anderson): recital, the chapel, Queen's, 1.15 p.m. (admission free; retiring collection).

'OPEN' EVENSONG: members of the University are invited to sing Evensong with the choir of Queen's College, the chapel, Queen's; rehearsal 5 p.m. for Evensong 6.15 p.m.

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Sunday 25 February

LORD GRIFFITHS OF FFORESTFACH preaches, St Mary's, 10.30 a.m.

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Monday 26 February

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminars: 'Presentation skills' (Day 2), 9.30 a.m.; 'Lecturing: purposes, approach and performance', Session 2 (for Humanities and Social Sciences), 12 noon (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

DR E. HURREN: 'Whose body is it anyway? Trading the poor to train English doctors at Oxbridge, 1870–1929' (seminar series: 'Medicine, surgery, and culture'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR ANNE GRIFFITHS: 'Gender and land reform: perspectives on legal pluralism from South Africa' (Centre for Socio-Legal Studies seminars: 'Law, culture, and development'), Seminar Room D, Manor Road Building, 4.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR DONALD MACKENZIE: 'Material markets: facts, technologies, politics—making derivatives' (Clarendon Lectures in Management Studies), Saïd Business School, 5 p.m. (Admission free and open to the public. Enquiries: deborah.lisburne@sbs.ox.ac.uk or claire.abel@oup.com.)

PROFESSOR STEVAN PAVLOWITCH: 'The role of the monarchy as a legitimising factor in south-east Europe (1830–1940)' (seminar series: 'Conceptualising political leadership in Greece and south-east Europe'), Seminar Room, European Studies Centre, 70 Woodstock Road, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR DANIEL BELL: 'From Marx to Confucius: changing political discourses in China' (lecture), Deakin Room, Founder's Building, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR MICHAEL YUDKIN: 'Academic boycotts—can they ever be justified?' (seminar related to lecture series: 'Israel: historical, political, and social aspects'), Oriel, 8 p.m.

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Tuesday 27 February

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Presentation skills' (Day 2), 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: 'Indian and Near Eastern artefacts', 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.)

BLAISE WILFERT-PORTAL: 'Literary spirit of nations: a transnational study of cultural nationalism in Europe around 1900' (New Directions in French Seminar), Maison Française, 1.45 p.m.

THE RT. HON. JIM WALLACE, QC, MSP, ELFYN LLWYD, MP, and THE RT. HON. PAUL MURPHY, MP: 'National minorities in the UK' (St Antony's Visiting Parliamentary Fellows seminar series: 'How can democracies cope with minorities?'), Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

ANDREAS CEBULLA: 'Observing, absorbing, constructing—policy learning and Britain's New Deal?' (Current Issues in Social Policy seminars: 'Welfare and social security around the globe'), Department of Social Policy and Social Work, 5 p.m.

THE VEN. JULIAN HUBBARD: ' "In the city and under the mercy": Oxford as a sacred place of the imagination' (Oxford Centre for Christianity and Culture public lecture series: 'A sense of place: landscapes human and divine'), Regent's Park College, 5 p.m.

PIERO BOITANI: 'Nature poetry in Dante's Comedy' (lecture), Room 2, Taylor Institution, 2 p.m.

REBECCA DIXON: 'You can leave your hat on: dress and the mysteries of the sexed body in fifteenth-century Burgundy' (Medieval French Seminar), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR DONALD MACKENZIE: 'Material markets: facts, technologies, politics—making facts' (Clarendon Lectures in Management Studies), Saïd Business School, 5.30 p.m. (Admission free and open to the public. Enquiries: deborah.lisburne@sbs.ox.ac.uk or claire.abel@oup.com.)

PROFESSOR RICHARD SORABJI: 'Animal minds and human morals' (seminar series: 'Animal experimentation for medical research: issues and perspectives'), Mansfield, 5.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR PHILIP STEADMAN: 'Vermeer and the camera obscura' (public lecture), Museum of the History of Science, 7 p.m.

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Wednesday 28 February

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Career review and planning for contract research staff', 9.30 a.m.

ORGAN RECITAL: Timothy Byram-Wigfield, the chapel, Queen's, 1.10 p.m. (admission free; retiring collection).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: 'The stories 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.)

AMANDA BRODIE: 'Differing desires: the refiguring of Roman erotica in nineteenth-century forgeries and the modern media' (lecture), Schools, 2.15 p.m.

BEN CREWE: 'The society of captives in a managerial era' (Oxford Criminology Seminars), Seminar Room A, Manor Road Building, 3.30 p.m.

DR DAVID GELLNER: 'Maoism as a ritual system' (Wilde Lectures in Natural and Comparative Religion: 'Religion, ritual, and power in the Nepal Himalayas'), Schools, 5 p.m.

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

SIR RICHARD DEARLOVE: 'The security dimension of Middle East policy' (seminar series: 'British diplomatic perceptions of the Muslim world'), Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, George Street, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR JAN HARASIMOWICZ: 'Confessional rivalry in the art and architecture of early modern Silesia' (Starun Lecture in Polish Studies), Hertford, 5 p.m.

REBECCA CLIFFORD: 'Fascism, anti-Fascism and the Holocaust in contemporary Italian political culture' (seminar series: 'History, politics and memory in twentieth-century Europe'), History Faculty Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR DONALD MACKENZIE: 'Material markets: facts, technologies, politics—doing politics' (Clarendon Lectures in Management Studies), Saïd Business School, 5.30 p.m. (Admission free and open to the public. Enquiries: deborah.lisburne@sbs.ox.ac.uk or claire.abel@oup.com.)

PROFESSOR SHMUEL FEINER: 'Pleasures among the eighteenth-century Jews and their cultural meaning' (David Patterson Seminars), Hebrew and Jewish Studies Unit, Yarnton Manor, 8 p.m.

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Thursday 1 March

PROFESSOR ROY MACLEOD: 'The war the victors lost: the shape of things to come' (Leverhulme Lectures: 'On Minerva and Mars: science and war, 1914–20'), Osler–McGovern Centre, 13 Norham Gardens, 11 a.m.

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminars: 'Lecturing: purposes, approach and performance', Session 2 (for MPLS and Medical Sciences), 12 noon; 'An introduction to small group teaching in medicine', 2 p.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

THE TYNDALE SINGERS perform music of the English Renaissance, the chapel, Harris Manchester, 1.30 p.m. (Admission free, with retiring collection. Enquiries: myles.hartley@hmc.ox.ac.uk.)

PROFESSOR AHMET ICDUYGU: 'Questioning the notion of "migration management": the case of Turkey as a country of emigration, immigration and transit' (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 ELIZABETH TONKIN: 'Untimely deaths—for whom? Witchery, mourning and respect in SE Liberia' (International Gender Studies Centre seminars: 'Untimely deaths'), Seminar Room 1, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

CHANCELLOR'S SEMINAR: 'Europe in Crisis?' Frits Bolkestein (former European Commissioner for the internal market, taxation and the customs union) in conversation with Chris Patten (Chancellor of the University), Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 4 p.m. (Enquiries: european.studies@sant.ox.ac.uk.

DR ANDREW NORTHEDGE: 'Is higher learning essentially a by-product of participation in flows of "expert" meaning? What are the implications of such a view for students and for teachers?' (Oxford Learning Institute: research seminars), Level 2, Littlegate House, St Ebbe's, 4 p.m. (to attend, e-mail: rocio.garavito@learning.ox.ac.uk).

DR JENNIFER DINES: 'The Twelve among the prophets: innovation and dependence' (Grinfield Lectures: 'The Book of the Twelve: translation, interpretation and current research'), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR DAVID RUNCIMAN: 'Orwell and the hypocrisy of ideology' (Carlyle Lectures: 'Sincerity, hypocrisy and lies in modern political thought from Hobbes to Orwell'), Schools, 5 p.m.

KIRSTEN DICKHAUT: 'Les utopias de Cythère' (Early Modern French Seminar), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR TIMOTHY LUKE: 'The politics of true convenience or inconvenient truth? Struggles over how to sustain capitalism, democracy and ecology in the twenty-first century?' (Linacre Lectures: 'Remaking environments: histories, practices, politics'), OUCE Lecture Theatre, Dyson Perrins Building, 5.30 p.m.

THE REVD DR ELIZABETH CARMICHAEL: 'What the Church in South Africa has to offer the world' (series of lectures for Lent), Priory Room, Christ Church Cathedral, 7.15 p.m.

DR ROBERT SATLOFF: 'The Arab experience during the Holocaust: a hopeful antidote to Holocaust denial in the Arab world' (Isaiah Berlin Public Lectures in Middle East Dialogue), Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 8 p.m.

THE CHOIR OF QUEEN'S COLLEGE and THE QUEEN'S CONSORT (dir. Owen Rees) perform Act 1 of Monteverdi's Orfeo (marking the 400th anniversary of the first performance in February 1607) and the Psalms from the Vespers (1610), the chapel, Queen's, 8.15 p.m. (Admission by programme, £9, £6, £4. Enquiries: rosemary.rey@queens.ox.ac.uk.)

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Friday 2 March

CONFERENCE: 'Pierre Vidal-Naquet à Oxford. Le chasseur noir', Maison Française, 9.30 a.m.–5.30 p.m. (enquiries: maison@herald.ox.ac.uk).

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminars: 'Online recruitment and selection: Interviewing skills', 9.30 a.m.; 'Selection interviewing: practice sessions', 9.30 a.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

GEERT DE NEVE: ' "Keeping it in the family": work, education and marriage in Tirupur's emerging industrial middle class' (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology seminars), Lecture Theatre, Pauling Centre, 4.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR LORD PLANT: 'The public and the private or "religion as a hobby" ' (Bampton Lectures: 'liberal pluralism, citizenship, law and the sacred'), St Mary's, 5 p.m.

BESHARA DOUMANI: 'Academic freedom and Middle East studies in the United States after 11 September' (Middle East Centre fiftieth anniversary seminars: 'America and the Middle East), St Antony's, 5 p.m.

DR PETER MCCLURE: 'What's in a name: Middle English surnames as lexical evidence' (OED Forum), Rewley House, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR GEORGINA MACE: 'Biodiversity, ecosystems, and human wellbeing' (Heron-Allen Lecture), Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret Hall, 5.15 p.m. (enquiries: janet.wardell@lmh.ox.ac.uk).

LES HAULZ ET LES BAS perform wind music from the thirteenth to the fifteenth centuries, Holywell Music Room, 8 p.m. (tickets £12/£6 from Tickets in Oxford, 305305/www.ticketsoxford.co.uk, or at the door). (Preceded by a talk by Professor Reinhard Strohm at 7.30 p.m.)

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