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Oxford University Gazette, 28 September 2006: Diary

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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Saturday 30 September

RICHARD SCHOLAR, ANNA HOLLAND, AGNIESZKA STECZOWICX (Organisers): 'Pre-historians and afterlives: a symposium for Terence Cave' (Study Day), St Giles' House, St John's College, 10.30 a.m- 6.30 p.m.

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Sunday 1 October

MICHAELMAS TERM begins.

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Tuesday 3 October

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

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Wednesday 4 October

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Welcome to the University', 11 a.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

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.)

EILUNED EDWARDS: 'Textiles, dress, and identity in the Kachchh district, Gujarat, India' (Friends of the Pitt Rivers Museum lecture), Lecture Theatre, new extension to the museum (entrance from Robinson Close, off South Parks Road), 6.15 p.m. (admission for non-members £2).

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Thursday 5 October

THE REVD CANON DR JANE SHAW celebrates Holy Communion (Latin), University Church, 8 a.m.

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Planning and resource allocation at Oxford' (Skills Development Workshop 2), 2 p.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

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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.

THE REVD DR JOHN NEWTON preaches, University Church, 10.30 a.m.

RAMI SARIEDDINE (piano) plays works by Bach, Messiaen, and Chopin. Proceeds in aid of AMREF (African Medical and Research Foundation). Entrance: £5, concessions £3. Wolfson College Hall, 5 p.m.

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Monday 9 October

HANS POLS: 'Psychology as politics: colonial psychiatry and indigenous physicians in the former Dutch East Indies' (seminars: 'Mind, brain, and trauma'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 2.15 p.m.

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

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Introductory certificate in management' (Day 1), 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

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.

FLORENCE BOUCHET: 'L'iconographie du songe allégorique (XIIIe–XVe)' (Medieval French Seminar), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

EKATERINI LEVIDOU: 'Russianising the universe through music: the loss of Russia and the search for the transhuman' (Graduate Students' Colloquia), Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music, 5.15 p.m.

OLIVIER ROY: 'European Islam or Islam in Europe?' (Lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 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.

DR DIANA MARTIN: 'From Chinese domestic artefacts into collectables: water buckets, baby baths, and coffee tables' (Friends of the Pitt Rivers Museum lecture), Lecture Theatre, new extension to the museum (entrance from Robinson Close, off South Parks Road), 6.15 p.m. (admission for non-members £2).

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 context' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 8 p.m.

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Thursday 12 October

RUSSELL KING: 'Students as migrants' (ESRC Centre on Migration, Policy and Society—COMPAS): 'Disrupting dichotomies in migration research, policy, and practice' (seminars), Pauling Centre, 2 p.m.

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.

CARSTEN MEINER: 'The literary carriage from Furetière to Diderot. The material logic of chance meetings in Early Modern Europe' (Early Modern French Seminar series), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

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Friday 13 October

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Springboard' (Workshop 2), 9.30 a.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

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.)

LUCY GARNIER: 'Stendhal et la femme' (Workshop), Maison Française, 9.30 a.m. (continues tomorrow, 9 a.m.–1.15 p.m.).

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

RALPH HARRINGTON: ' "So jarred were all my nerves": supernatural shock and traumatic terror in the ghost stories of M.R. James' (seminars: 'Mind, brain, and trauma'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 2.15 p.m.

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

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Introductory certificate in management' (Day 2), 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

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.)

PROFESSOR THOMAS A. HENZINGER: 'Reliable systems engineering' (Strachey Lecture), Lecture Theatre, Computing Laboratory, 4.30 p.m.

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.

OWEN REES: 'Finis coronat opus? Francisco Guerrero and motet recomposition' (Graduate Students' Colloquia), Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music., 5.15 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.

JACQUES LEVY: 'The European city: fall and rise' (Lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 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

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Induction seminar for new contract research staff', 12.30 p.m. (see information above).

JOHN DAVIES: 'Force and deception—the tools of the anti-traffickers' (ESRC Centre on Migration, Policy and Society—COMPAS): 'Disrupting dichotomies in migration research, policy, and practice' (seminars), Pauling Centre, 2 p.m.

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.

IAN RUMBOLD: 'Hermann Pötzlinger's music collection: codex latinus monacensis 14274' (Seminar in Late Medieval and Renaissance Music), All Souls, 5 p.m.

DOMINIQUE COMBE: 'De l'épopée au Poème, la nostalgie de l'épique' (Modern French Seminar), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

PIERRE MOSCOVICI: 'Europe between crisis and renewal' (Lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

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