University of Oxford Homepage

Note. An asterisk against an entry in the Contents indicates a previously published notice.
University of Oxford Crest

Oxford University Gazette, 23 November 2006: Diary

Friday 24 November

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminars: 'Managing employee conduct and performance', 9.30 a.m.; 'Introduction to the University Library Services', 11 a.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

DR MOHAMMAD TALIB: 'Food, identity, and Islam: anthropological reflections' (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: 'Victorian paintings', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £2. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., or e-mail:

BELINDA BEATON: 'Theatres and panoramas in Turner's time' (Art and Neuroscience Lectures), Auditorium, Magdalen, 2 p.m.

MARIE-CLAIRE LAVABRE and ROBERT GILDEA: 'La micro-analyse en sciences sociales' (Workshop), Maison Française, 2 p.m. (continues tomorrow, from 9.30 a.m.).

THE PHANTASM VIOL QUARTET (dir. Professor Laurence Dreyfus): 'Issues in the performance of seventeenth-century consort music' (public workshop), the chapel, Magdalen, 3 p.m.

MARK MARDELL: 'Media coverage of Europe' ('Media and Politics' seminar series), Seminar Room, Nuffield, 5 p.m.

^ Back to top

Saturday 25 November

EGLESFIELD MUSICAL SOCIETY: recital, with Rachel Thorn (mezzo-soprano) and Owen Rees (piano), the chapel, Queen's, 1.15 p.m. (retiring collection).

PHANTASM VIOL QUARTET: concert including five- and six-part consorts by Thomas Tomkins, John Jenkins, and William Lawes, Holywell Music Room, 8 p.m. (Tickets £12/£6 from Oxford Playhouse, 01865 305305/, or on the door.)

^ Back to top

Sunday 26 November

THE REVD PROFESSOR MICHAEL BANNER preaches the Sermon on the Sin of Pride, St Peter's, 10.30 a.m.

BALLIOL MUSICAL SOCIETY Members' Concert: performers include Stuart Baran, Martin Burton, Jacqueline MacClaran, James McCreath, Denis Noble, Rachel Quarrell, and the Balliol Choir (series of Balliol Concerts), Balliol, 9 p.m. (admission free and open to all members of the University).

^ Back to top

Monday 27 November

LECTURE LISTS, Hilary Term: files to be received by today (e-mail:

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Chairing meetings', 9.30 a.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site)

RHODRI HAYWARD: 'Busman's stomach and the embodiment of modernity' (seminars: 'Mind, brain, and trauma'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 2.15 p.m.

DR CATHERINE ALEXANDER: 'Defining the object in property regime changes: a case study from Kazakhstan' (Centre for Socio-Legal Studies seminars), Seminar Room D, Manor Road Building, 4.30 p.m. (enquiries:

PHIL COLLINS and KIERAN BRETT: 'What's wrong with Whitehall?' (seminar series: 'Do our political institutions work?'), Summer Common Room, Magdalen, 5 p.m. (Chatham House Rule applies).

PROFESSOR DAVID COLE: 'Less safe, less free: an American's view on why the United States is losing the war on terror' (lecture), Rainolds Room, Corpus Christi, 5 p.m.

DR MARK BRADLEY: ' "Creating a desert and calling it 'pax' ": reading Tacitus' Agricola in Victorian and Edwardian England', and

DR ALI PARCHAMI: 'Victorian and Edwardian perceptions of Rome' (seminar series: 'Modern receptions of ancient Greek and Roman cultures'), History Faculty Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR ANN LOADES: 'Mary: bone of contention' ('Biblical women and their afterlives' series), Danson Room, Trinity, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR ITAMAR RABINOVICH: 'Israel/Arab relations since 1949' (lecture series: 'Israel: historical, political and social aspects'), Oriel, 8 p.m.

^ Back to top

Tuesday 28 November

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminars: 'Introductory certificate in management' (Day 5), 9.30 a.m.; 'Leading academics' (Skills Development Workshop 4), 9.30 a.m.(see information above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: 'The workshop in Renaissance Florence', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £2. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., or e-mail:

CONGREGATION meeting, Sheldonian, 2 p.m.: voting on amended Legislative Proposal: Statute VI, concerning Council (see further details in 'University Agenda' above).

LORD (ROBERT) MAY: 'Science and society' (James Martin Institute for Science and Civilisation seminars: 'The governance of science'), James Martin Seminar Room, Saïd Business School, 4.30 p.m. (enquiries:

PROFESSOR DOUGLAS DAVIES: 'Jesus in Mormonism' (Interdisciplinary Seminar in the Study of Religions), Harris Seminar Room, Oriel, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR GLEN H. ELDER: 'Grandparents in young lives: insights from the life course and history' (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.

MARK EVERIST: 'Mozart's Twelfth Mass' (Graduate Students' Colloquia), All Souls, 5 p.m.

JAMES SIMPSON: 'Memoires d'une fille (bien/mal) rangée: Enide v. Philomena' (Medieval French Seminar), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

DAME JANE GOODALL: 'Monkey, man, and morality' (Centre for Science and Society occasional lecture series), Danson Room, Trinity, 5.30 p.m.

^ Back to top

Wednesday 29 November

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Minutes and agendas', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

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

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: 'Saints and their symbols', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £2. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., or e-mail:

MEDICAL SCIENCES DIVISION SCIENCE DAY: 'Aids intervention research at Oxford' (various speakers), Medical Sciences Teaching Centre, 2–5 p.m. (enquiries:

PHYLLIDA LLOYD (Cameron Mackintosh Visiting Professor of Contemporary Theatre): with four students, Professor Lloyd will look a scene from Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Britten's opera, Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's, 5 p.m.

ANNA SCHMIDT: 'Do not fix it—the refugee regime between legalisation and vagueness' (Refugee Studies Centre: public seminars), Seminar Room 1, Department of Development Studies/QEH, 5 p.m.


PROFESSOR RODNEY WILSON: 'Is there a relation between Islam and development?' (seminar series: 'Economic development in the Muslim world: problems and prospects'), Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, George Street, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR HUGH WILLIAMSON and DR ALISON SALVESEN: book launch: Professor Williamson's Isaiah 1–5 (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 8 p.m.

^ Back to top

Thursday 30 November

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminars: 'Career review and planning for contract research staff', 9.30 a.m.; 'Working with systems thinking and the unconscious in the organisation: an introduction for managers' (Day 1), 9.30 a.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

ALEXANDER HAWKINS: recital of jazz piano music, the chapel, Harris Manchester, 1.30 p.m. (admission free, with retiring collection).

SUSAN HARROLD: 'Representing gender in times of famine (Ethiopia)' (International Gender Studies Centre seminars: 'Gender and representation in song, dance, museums, and the arts'), Department of International Development, 2 p.m.

DR CHRIS TREVITT: 'An authentic curriculum for learning about professional learning? Challenges and opportunities in medicine and in academia itself' (Oxford Learning Institute: research seminars), Learning Institute, Level 2, Littlegate House, St Ebbe's, 4 p.m. (to attend, contact:

PROFESSOR BARUCH BLUMBERG: 'Hepatitis B. The first cancer vaccine'; DR DENNIS BURTON: 'The challenge of an HIV vaccine from the antibody perspective';

DR MARTINE ROTHBLATT: 'Management of xenoviral risk' (Distinguished Lecture in Virology), University Museum of Natural History, 4.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR PETER BURKE: 'Buying and selling books for children, 1700–2000' (History of Childhood series: 'Children and the consumption of goods'), Summer Common Room, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

FIONA SHAND: 'Writing between the lines: si placet parts and added voices in fifteenth-and sixteenth-century masses' (Seminar in Late Medieval and Renaissance Music), All Souls, 5 p.m.

DANIEL MESGUICH: 'Représenter les classiques aujourd'hui' (Early/Modern French Seminars), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

^ Back to top

Friday 1 December

SUDHIR HAZAREESINGH and GÉRARD GRUNBERG: 'La gauche socialiste en France et en Grande-Bretagne' (Workshop), Maison Française, 8.45 a.m. (continues tomorrow, from 9 a.m.).

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Working with systems thinking and the unconscious in the organisation: an introduction to managers' (Day 2), 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

PROFESSOR JEREMY MACCLANCY: 'Eat dirt. Geophagia: explanations, prospects, literary representations' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminar: 'Food, ethnicity, and identity'), Lecture Room 6, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology (61 Banbury Road), 11 a.m.

PROFESSOR COLIN BLAKEMORE (speaker) and PROFESSOR MARTIN KEMP (reply): 'Conflicting and concluding views' (Art and Neuroscience Lectures), Auditorium, Magdalen, 2 p.m.

^ Back to top

Saturday 2 December


^ Back to top

Sunday 3 December

DR JOHANNES ZACHHUBER preaches the Sermon for Advent Sunday, Cathedral, 10 a.m.

^ Back to top