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Oxford University Gazette, 1 May 2008: Diary

Friday 2 May

STUDY-DAY: 'Locke and Port-Royal', Maison Française, 9.30 a.m.–5 p.m.

CONFERENCE: 'The Lisbon treaty and beyond: hype, hopes, and fairytales', Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's, 9.30 a.m.–4 p.m. (enquiries: anne.guillermain@sant.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR EBBA KOCH: 'Tolerance and universalism: the intellectual and artistic climate at Akbar's court' (lecture series: 'The art and architecture of the Great Mughals'), Lecture Room, Khalili Research Centre, 11 a.m.

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Language course design and evaluation', 2 p.m. (see information above).

JEREMY MACCLANCY: 'Will the real Maurice Leenhardt please stand up? Seven anthropologists in search of an ancestor' (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology seminars), Pauling Centre, 58a Banbury Road, 4.10 p.m.

PROFESSOR ARES ROSAKIS (Astor Visiting Professor): 'Intersonic earthquakes: what laboratory earthquakes can tell us about real ones' (lecture), Lecture Theatre, University Museum, 4.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR MARTIN KEMP (Professor of the History of Art): Valedictory Lecture, Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR MARGARET MITCHELL: 'Anthropological hermeneutics between rhetoric and philosophy' (Speaker's Lectures in Biblical Studies: 'The Corinthian correspondence and the birth of Christian hermeneutics'), Schools, 5 p.m.

WILLIAM HORSLEY: 'Threats to the freedom of journalism in Europe' (Media and Politics seminars), Seminar Room, Nuffield, 5 p.m.

EDILBERTO SEGURA: 'Ukraine's economy since independence' (lecture), European Studies Centre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

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Monday 5 May

PROFESSOR EBBA KOCH: 'Mughal gardens and other approaches to landscape and nature' (lecture series: 'The art and architecture of the Great Mughals'), Lecture Room, Khalili Research Centre, 11 a.m.

DR FERNANDA PIRIE: 'Growing pains: the International Criminal Court after six years' (Centre for Socio-Legal Studies seminars: 'New directions in law and society'), Seminar Room D, Manor Road Bulding, 4.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR MARGARET MITCHELL: 'The veil and the vessel: the hermeneutics of occlusion' (Speaker's Lectures in Biblical Studies: 'The Corinthian correspondence and the birth of Christian hermeneutics'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR JOSEPH S. NYE: 'Leadership and global governance' (seminar series: 'Governing the globe? Governance and institutions in the twenty-first century'), lecture theatre, Manor Road Building, 5 p.m.

CARDINAL WALTER KASPER: 'The timeliness of speaking about God' (inaugural John Henry Newman Lecture, under the auspices of Blackfriars, Campion Hall, Greyfriars, and St Benet's Hall), Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's, 5 p.m. (admission by ticket only, from: secretary@bfriars.ox.ac.uk).

RICHARD MIZEN: 'Some incomplete reflections upon aggression and violence' (Interdisciplinary seminars in psychoanalysis: 'Contemporary Jungian theory and practice'), St John's College Research Centre, 8.15 p.m. (to attend, e-mail: paul.tod@sjc.ox.ac.uk).

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Tuesday 6 May

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminars: 'Introduction to management and leadership at Oxford', day 2, 9.30 a.m., and 'Bringing research into teaching', 12 noon (see information above).

DR CHRISTOPHER TYERMAN: 'Bodleian Library MS. Tanner 190 (Marino Sanudo, Secreta Fidelium Crucis, Venice, c.1321–4: Europe and the wider world in the fourteenth century' (Friends of the Bodleian thirty-minute lecture), Cecil Jackson Room, Sheldonian, 1 p.m. (Admission free; open to all members of the University. Enquiries: fob@bodley.ox.ac.uk)

DR KRISTIAN JENSEN: ' "Old books, very displeasing to the eye": re- creation and oblivion' (Lyell Lectures in Bibliography: 'Collecting incunabula: Enlightenment, revolution, and the market—rediscovering and re-creating the earliest printed books in the eighteenth century'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR PETER DOBSON: 'Spin-out companies and nanotechnology' (lecture series marking the Centenary of Engineering Science, 1908–2008), Lecture Room 1, Thom Building, 5 p.m. (enquiries: centenary@eng.ox.ac.uk).

DR RICHARD VOKES: 'Broadcasting networks: secret networks, new radio stations, and the Rwandan genocide of 1994' (Evans-Pritchard Lectures: 'Secret networks and major misfortunes: an historical anthropology of "crisis" in the African Great Lakes Region'), Wharton Room, All Souls, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR SAMUEL ISSACHAROFF: 'Democracy in times of war' (H.L.A. Hart Memorial Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR JAY BELSKY: 'A quasi-experimental study of the effects of fully established Sure Start local programmes on three-year-olds and their families' (Evidence-based Practice seminars), Violet Butler Room, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR STEPHANIE SANDLER: 'Visual poetry, in and out of Russia' (lecture), Room 2, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

RICHARD MIDDLETON: 'Faith, hope, and the hope of love: on fidelity in the era of phonographic technology' (Graduate Students' Colloquia), Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty , 5.15 p.m.

SYLVIE GOULARD: 'After Lisbon, what next?' (European Movement: open meeting), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

MELANIE FLORENCE: 'Re-presenting set-piece description in the courtly romance: Hartmann's adaptation of Chrétien's Erec et Enide' (Medieval French Seminar), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

TREVOR ROWLEY: 'Heathrow—the landscape history of a global airport' (Hoskins Lecture), Tsuzuki Lecture Theatre, St Anne's, 5.30 p.m.

JONATHAN KEATES: 'Young England versus Young Italy: Prince Albert, the Tories, and the Italian revolutions of 1848' (Henry Rowlatt Bickley Memorial Lecture), Maplethorpe Building, St Hugh's, 5.30 p.m.

DAVID CRANSTON: 'Owning spiritual wisdom: a clinical perspective' (Oxford Centre for Christianity and Culture Public Lectures: 'Wisdom in healthcare: exploring the spiritual dimension'), Regent's Park College, 5.30 p.m.

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Wednesday 7 May

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Managing employee absence', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

HENRY LAWRENCE: 'State censorship in Britain, Japan, and America' (Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism seminars), Committee Room, Green College, 12 noon (enquiries: reuters.institute@politics.ox.ac.uk).

NEIL MANN: 'Paleolithic nutrition: what can we learn from the past?' (Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity seminars), Rees Davies Room, History Faculty, 1 p.m.

ORGAN RECITAL: Peter King (Bath Abbey), the chapel, Queen's, 1.10 p.m. (admission free, with retiring collection).

PROFESSOR JONATHAN ZITTRAIN and PROFESSOR FREDERICK SCHAUER: 'The Internet is primed for a meltdown—and the most obvious cures are just as bad...' (public lecture), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 3 p.m. (to attend, e-mail name and affiliation, if any, to: events@oii.ox.ac.uk).

VICTOR TADROS: 'Wrongs and crimes' (Oxford Criminology Seminars), Seminar Room A, Manor Road Building, 3.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR TONY BADGER: 'No shining knight: Albert Gore Sr and race, 1938–70' (American History Research Seminar), Rothermere American Institute, 4 p.m.

PROFESSOR MARGARET MITCHELL: 'Visible signs, multiple testimonies: interpretative criteria in the agonistic paradigm' (Speaker's Lectures in Biblical Studies: 'The Corinthian correspondence and the birth of Christian hermeneutics'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR BRIDGET O'LAUGHLIN: 'Missing men again: gender, AIDS, and migration in southern Africa' (International Gender Studies Centre: Audrey Richards Commemorative Lecture), St Anne's, 5 p.m.

DR RICHARD VOKES: 'Secret societies and the origins of crisis in the African Great Lakes' (Evans-Pritchard Lectures: 'Secret networks and major misfortunes: an historical anthropology of "crisis" in the African Great Lakes Region'), Wharton Room, All Souls, 5 p.m.

ALAN WARDE: 'Cultural intermediation: restaurant guides and the market for quality' (Nuffield Sociology Seminars: 'The sociological aspects of cultural markets'), Clay Room, Nuffield, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR SHAMIT SAGGAR: 'British Muslim communities: risks of social isolation and political extremism' (seminar series: 'Aspects of the Muslim presence in Europe'), Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, 5 p.m.

PEDRO RAPOSO: 'Astronomers go shopping: observatories, instrument trade, and practitioners' travels in nineteenth-century astronomy' (seminar), Education Room, Museum of the History of Science, 5 p.m.

JOHN DILLON: 'The religion of the last Hellenes' (Oxford Centre for Late Antiquity lecture), Classics Centre, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR SIMON GOLDHILL: 'Blood for ghosts: Modernism and the classics' (seminar), Fraenkel Room, Corpus Christi, 5 p.m.

KATHLEEN SEXSMITH: 'Power relations in the fair trade coffee global value chain' (St Cross Special Ethics Seminars), St Cross Room, St Cross, 5.30 p.m. (reservation necessary: ethics@philosophy.ox.ac.uk).

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Thursday 8 May

CONFERENCE: 'The future of the American conservative movement', Rothermere American Institute, 8–10 May (registration required: www.rai.ox.ac.uk/seminars/).

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminars: 'Job evaluation and reward', 9.30 a.m., and 'Designing assessments in medicine', 2 p.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

PROFESSOR MICHAEL L. KLEIN: 'Enzyme catalysis' (Hinshelwood Lectures: 'Computation and the study of natural and synthetic systems'), Main Lecture Theatre, Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory, 11.15 a.m.

FRANZISKA BRANTNER: 'Is the EU really the champion of multilateralism?' (Europe Day seminar), European Studies Centre, St Antony's, 12.45 p.m.

DR ALAN GROSSMAN and DR AINE O'BRIEN: 'Situating migrant political agency through documentary practice: Here to Stay' (ESRC Centre on Migration, Policy, and Society seminars: 'Migration and cultural production'—including film-showing), Seminar Room, Pauling Centre (58a Banbury Road), 2 p.m. (further information at www.compas.ox.ac.uk/events/seminars_lectures.shtml).

PROFESSOR STEPHEN WOOLGAR: 'How to manage an academic career' (Oxford Learning Institute: research seminars), Level 2, Littlegate House, St Ebbe's, 2 p.m. (to attend, e-mail: tania.hartin@learning.ox.ac.uk).

JOSEPH HACKER: 'Curriculum and intellectual life among Spanish and Ottoman Jewry in fifteenth-century Spain: the supercommentaries on Rashi's commentary on the Torah' (seminar series: 'Jews and Judaism in the early modern period'), Oriental Institute, 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR U.R. ANANTHAMURTHY: 'Some reflections on my fictional work' (Radhakrishnan Memorial Lectures: 'Reflections of an Indian Bhasha writer'), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR UTTARA NATARAJAN: 'Hazlitt's common sense' (second of two Oliver Smithies Lectures), Lecture Theatre II, English Faculty, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

ANNE ABEILLE: 'The making of the Grande grammaire du français' (lecture), Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR CLAUDIA MOATTI: 'Citizenship and emigration: the right to leave of the Roman citizen and the "cosmopolitanisation" of the Roman world from the late Republic to the Principate' (lecture), New Seminar Room, St John's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR JOHN KAY: 'Risks, uncertainties, and decisions' (St John's College Founder's Lecture), Auditorium, St John's, 5 p.m. (enquiries: alumni.office@sjc.ox.ac.uk).

TIMOTHY HAMPTON: 'The useful and the honorable: literature, diplomacy and the ethics of mediation in the late Renaissance' (Early Modern French Seminar), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

LT.-GEN. SIR JOHN KISZELY: 'Global war on terror: the antidote to global terrorism?' (Pluscarden Programme for the Study of Global Terrorism and Intelligence seminars), Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 6 p.m. (Open to members of the University on production of University Card. Enquiries: pluscarden.programme@sant.ox.ac.uk)

PROFESSOR JAMES CHARLESWORTH: 'The Odes of Solomon: Jewish, Gnostic, Jewish–Christian, or "Christian"?' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 8 p.m.

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Friday 9 May

TAIWAN STUDIES PROGRAMME conference: 'The progress of democratic consolidation', Dahrendorf Room, Founder's Building, St Antony's, from 10 a.m. (Continues tomorrow. Enquiries: asian@sant.ox.ac.uk)

PROFESSOR LOANE SKENE: Career establishment and development seminar, for doctoral students and early career academics from all faculties, Lecture Theatre, Philosophy Faculty Centre, 2 p.m.

EUROPAEUM SEMINAR: 'Ending empires—how and why?—Britain, Hapsburg, Spain, etc.', Examination Schools, 2–4.30 p.m. (enquiries: chad.frischmann@europaeum.ox.ac.uk).

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminars: 'Language testing and assessing student learning', 2 p.m., and 'Career review and planning for contract research staff', 2 p.m. (see information above).

FERNANDA PIRIE: 'Law without government: legalism in eastern Tibet' (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology seminars), Pauling Centre, 58a Banbury Road, 4.10 p.m.

PROFESSOR PETER A. GRÜNBERG: 'From spin waves to giant magnetoresistance and beyond' (Cherwell–Simon Lecture), Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, 4.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR SIR JOHN ELLIOTT: 'Starting afresh? The eclipse of empire in British and Spanish America' (A.B. Emden Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR MARGARET MITCHELL: 'Hermeneutical exhaustion and the end(s) of interpretation' (Speaker's Lectures in Biblical Studies: 'The Corinthian correspondence and the birth of Christian hermeneutics'), Schools, 5 p.m.

NICK DAVIES: 'The end of Fleet Street' (Media and Politics Seminars), Seminar Room, Nuffield College, 5 p.m. (enquiries: reuters.institute@politics.ox.ac.uk).

THE REVD CANON DR JANE SHAW: 'The mystical turn: religious experience in the modern world' (Eric Symes Abbott Memorial Lecture), the chapel, Keble, 5.30 p.m.

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