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Oxford University Gazette, 24 May 2007: Diary

Friday 25 May

CONFERENCE: 'The 2007 French presidential and parliamentary elections', Maison Française, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. (enquiries: maison@herald.ox.ac.uk).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: 'Ivories', 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.)

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminars: 'Introduction to the University Library Services', 2 p.m.; 'Teaching translation', 2 p.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

RALPH MERKLE: 'Nanotechnology: the coming revolution in manufacturing' (Future of Humanity Institute seminar), Lecture Theatre, Rewley House, 3.30 p.m. (see further at www.fhi.ox.ac.uk/).

PROFESOR SIMON BARON-COHEN: 'Sex differences in mind' ('Perspectives on the Human Sciences' lectures), Lecture Theatre, University Museum of Natural History, 4.15 p.m.

DR KENNETH FINCHAM: 'An Oriel Sphinx? Provost Blencowe (1574–1618)' (Lee Seng Tee Lecture), Senior Library, Oriel, 5 p.m.

HELEN BOADEN: 'Fairness and balance in political broadcasting' (Nuffield College and Reuters Institute seminar series: 'Media and politics'), Seminar Room, Nuffield, 5 p.m.

FLORIANA FOSSATO: 'Creating Them and Us through television broadcasting' (Russian and Eurasian Studies Centre seminars: ' "Them" and "us": the other in the Russian imagination'), Deakin Room, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR GURHARPAL SINGH: 'Between multiculturalism and secularism' (seminar related to Bapsybanoo Marchioness of Winchester Lecture, 24 May), Lecture Theatre (staircase 23), Balliol, 5 p.m.

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Saturday 26 May

STUDY-DAY: 'The Queen in French political imagination', Maison Française, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. (enquiries: maison@herald.ox.ac.uk).

MUSEUM OF THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE: `Paper Moon'—a day of talks (by Dr Nick Campion, Dr Christiana Payne and Adam Ford), film, family activities, and music from the Schola Cantorum, all on a moon-related theme; 10 a.m.–5 p.m., with free admission (further details at www.mhs.ox.ac.uk).

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Sunday 27 May

THE REVD DR PHILIP ENDEAN, SJ, preaches the Sermon for Whit Sunday, Cathedral, 10 a.m.

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Monday 28 May

RENAUD MORIEUX: 'The Channel in the eighteenth century. The building of a border between England and France' (New Directions in French Research Seminar), Maison Française, 1.45 p.m.

PROFESSOR RICHARD MACRORY: 'Making environmental sanctions effective' (Centre for Socio-Legal Studies seminars: 'Socio-legal dimensions of environmental law and regulation'), Seminar Room D, Manor Road Building, 4.30 p.m.

AMBASSADOR ASHRAF JEHANGIR QAZI (UN Secretary General's Special Representative for Iraq): 'The role of the UN in the future of Iraq' (lecture), Saskatchewan Lecture Theatre, Exeter, 5 p.m. (chaired by Lord Patten).

PROFESSOR JONATHAN DRAPER: 'A Zulu reading of the Book of Revelation: the case of George Khambule (1884–1949)' (seminar series: 'The Bible in art, music, and literature'), Danson Room, Trinity, 5 p.m.

THE PRAZAK QUARTET performs quartets by Haydn, Zemlinski, and Dvorák, Auditorium, St John's, 8.30 p.m. (admission by free programme, available from the Porters' Lodge, St John's).

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Tuesday 29 May

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Presentation skills' (Day 1), 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: 'The Impressionists' palette', 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 PETER SINGER: 'Ethics and world poverty' (first of three Uehiro Lectures), Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, 4.30 p.m. (further details at www.practicalethics.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER BROWNING (Bertelsmann Europaeum Visiting Professor of Twentieth-century Jewish Politics and History): 'The Nazi use of Jewish slave labour and the historian's use of survivor testimony' (lecture series: 'Remembering survival'), Council Room, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

GWYN PRINS: 'Problems and possibilities with strategic assessment methods' (James Martin Institute for Science and Civilisation: visiting speaker series), James Martin Institute Seminar Room, Saïd Business School, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR JAMES ALLAN: 'Calligeofiguresques: making sense of Islamic art' (Interdisciplinary seminars in the study of religion), Seminar Room West, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

DR NICHOLAS WOOD and DR ISABELLA BUNN: 'God and Mammon: religion, public policy, and economics' (Oxford Centre for Christianity and Culture public lectures: 'Oxford Project on Religion and Public Policy'), Regent's Park College, 5 p.m.

DORIS H. GRAY: 'Visions for the future: women in Morocco and Moroccan women in France' (lecture), Middle East Centre Library, St Antony's, 5.15 p.m. (enquiries: mec@sant.ox.ac.uk).

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Wednesday 30 May

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Overview of university procedures: discipline, grievance, harassment, and employee relations', 9.30 a.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

TOM BETTAG: 'The tension between media business and public service interests' (Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism seminars), Committee Room, Green College, 12 noon (enquiries: kate.hanneford-smith@politics.ox.ac.u k).

DEVI SRIDHAR: 'The Maharaja Mac: biologised globalisation in India' (seminar series: 'Obesity: whose problem?'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 1 p.m.

ORGAN RECITAL: Martyn Lane (Great Malvern Priory), the chapel, Queen's, 1.10 p.m. (admission free; retiring collection).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: 'Seventeenth-century Dutch still life', 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.)

FRANÇOIS BOURGUIGNON, FRANCESCA PERUCCI, and PROFESSOR STEPHEN KLASEN: 'Missing dimensions of human development' (Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative seminar series), Lecture Theatre, Queen Elizabeth House, 2.30 p.m. (registration required: ophi@qeh.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR AMARTYA SEN: 'What theory of justice?' (Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative: inaugural lecture), Sheldonian, 5 p.m. (free of charge and open to the public).

PROFESSOR ROBERT STALNAKER: 'Acquaintance and essence' (John Locke Lectures: 'Our knowledge of the internal world'), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

DR ANSELM HAGEDORN: 'Taking a fish to Tarshish—travelling the Mediterranean biblical style' (David Patterson Seminars), Hebrew and Jewish Studies Unit, Yarnton Manor, 8 p.m.

EDWARD HARCOURT: 'What has love to do with rationality? An answer from psychoanalysis' (Interdisciplinary Seminars in Psychoanalysis), St John's College Research Centre, 45 St Giles', 8.15 p.m. (to attend, e-mail: paul.tod@sjc.ox.ac.uk).

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Thursday 31 May

PROFESSOR AMARTYA SEN and MICHAEL SPENCE: 'What space for new economic approaches?' (Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative seminar series), Lecture Theatre, Queen Elizabeth House, 9.30 a.m. (registration required: ophi@qeh.ox.ac.uk).

SIR TONY ATKINSON and FRANÇOIS BOURGUIGNON: 'Directions for research in multidimensional welfare economics' (Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative seminar series), Lecture Theatre, Queen Elizabeth House, 11.30 a.m. (registration required: ophi@qeh.ox.ac.uk).

MYLES HARTLEY performs organ works by Elgar, including the Organ Sonata, the chapel, Harris Manchester, 1.30 p.m. (admission free, with retiring collection for organ restoration fund).

AGATA ZIEBA: 'Women and power in the Arab Gulf region: mobilisation for change?' (International Gender Studies Centre seminars: 'Women in cross-cultural perspectives'), Seminar Room 1, Queen Elizabeth House (Mansfield Road), 2 p.m.

JOANN MCGREGOR: 'Joining the BBC (British Bottom Cleaners): Zimbabweans and the UK care industry' (Centre on Migration, Policy, and Society seminar in series 'Perspectives on African migration'), Anthropology Seminar Room, 61 Banbury Road, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR MALACHI BEIT-ARIE: 'Sfardata: the codicological database of the Hebrew Palaeography Project—a pioneering tool for dating and localising medieval manuscripts and their historical typology' (series of master-classes: 'Hebrew codicology: the medieval Jewish hand-produced book in comparison with non-Hebrew manuscripts'), Sheldonian, 2.15 p.m.

DR HUBERT ERTL: 'Contexts of higher education pedagogy and professional development at German universities' (Oxford Learning Institute: research seminars), Littlegate House, St Ebbe's, 4 p.m.' (to attend, e-mail: rocio.garavito@learning.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER BROWNING (Bertelsmann Europaeum Visiting Professor of Twentieth-century Jewish Politics and History): 'The Jewish community of Wierzbnik' (lecture series: 'Remembering survival'), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, 5 p.m.

DR KHALID MEDANI: 'Globalisation, informal markets, and Islamic extremism: the view from Cairo' (seminar), Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, George Street, 5 p.m.

PHILIPPE ROGER: 'Comment la France littéraire enfanta le maître à penser (1870–1914)' (Modern French Seminar), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

SARAH APETREI: 'The universal principal of grace: gender and the problem of predestination in two seventeenth-century women writers' (seminar series: 'Literature and Theology'), History of the Book Room, St Cross Building, 5.15 p.m.

DR DENIS ALEXANDER: 'Evolution and theodicy—a biologist's perspective' (Ian Ramsey Centre lectures), Harris Lecture Theatre, Oriel, 8.15 for 8.30 p.m.

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Friday 1 June

WORKSHOP: 'Democracy and citizen distrust of public institutions: Brazil in comparative perspective', Centre for Brazilian Studies, 9.30 a.m.–5 p.m. (registration: enquiries@brazil.ox.ac.uk).

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminars: 'Springboard' (Workshop 3 Programme 4), 9.30 a.m., and 'Computer-assisted language learning', 2 p.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

SEMINAR AND DISCUSSION GROUP: 'Philology and its dangers: canonical texts, modes of knowledge, cultural crises' (speakers Professor Polly O'Hanlon, Sheldon Pollock, Benjamin Elman, Professor Christopher Minkowski, and Joanna Weinberg), Lecture Room 23, Balliol, 2.15–5.30 p.m. (see www.orinst.ox.ac.uk/sa/ under 'Lectures, Seminars and Events').

EMMA COHEN: 'Incorporating the mind: the cognition of spirit possession in an Afro-Brazilian religious tradition' (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology seminars), Lecture Theatre, Pauling Centre, 4.15 p.m.

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Sunday 3 June

THE REVD PROFESSOR BERNARD SILVERMAN preaches the Sermon for Trinity sunday, Queen's, 10.30 a.m.

MARCEL ZIDANI plays piano works by Chopin, Beethoven, Rachmaninov, and Zidani, Holywell Music Room, 2 p.m. (Admission £7, students and seniors £5. Sponsored by the Department of Education.)

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