University Gazette, 5 June 2008: Diary
Friday 6 June
CONFERENCE: 'Colombia and the work of Malcolm Deas', Fellows' Dining Room, St Antony's, 9.30 a.m.–5 p.m. (further information at www.lac.ox.ac.uk/seminars/htm).
CONFERENCE: 'Mediterranean unions—visions and politics', St Antony's, 12 noon–7 p.m. (continues tomorrow, 9.30 a.m.–5 p.m) (further information at www.mfo.ac.uk/en/node/128).
LEARNING INSTITUTE seminars: 'Good practice in leading people (1)—the basics' ('Management and Leadership Development' series), 12.30 p.m., and 'Springboard' (Programme 1, follow-up day) (for details, see the Learning Institute site).
PROFESSOR ADITI LAHIRI (Professor of Linguistics): ' "Language asymmetries in the brain: "handbags" = "hambags", but "ham dish" ≠ "hand dish" ' (Inaugural Lecture), Lecture Theatre, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.
H.E. ALAIN LE ROY (Ambassador of France): 'The French presidency of the EU and the Mediterranean' (lecture), Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.
PROFESSOR WANG JISI: 'New trends in China's foreign relations and strategic thinking' (seminar in 'Global perspectives on order and justice' series), Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.
DR SIMON GREEN: 'Historians and men of letters: the emergence of a research college' (Chichele Lectures: 'All Souls after Anson: aspects of college history, c.1914–45'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.
Saturday 7 June
INTERDISCIPLINARY SYMPOSIUM: 'There and back again—re-fashioning journey and place in the Middle Ages', Balliol, 10.30 a.m.–6 p.m. (registration and further details: www.medieval.ox.ac.uk/tab).
Monday 9 June
LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Minutes and agendas', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).
PROFESSOR EBBA KOCH: 'The Taj Mahal as a statement in the "built tomb controversy" ' (lecture series: 'The art and architecture of the Great Mughals'), Lecture Room, Khalili Research Centre, 11 a.m.
PRATIK CHAKRABARTI: ' "Living versus dead": the making of the Semple anti-rabic vaccine' (Seminars in the History of Medicine), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 2.15 p.m.
PROFESSOR ROBERT LIEBER: 'Foreign policy in the presidential election' (lecture), Rothermere American Institute, 5 p.m.
DR ZOE BENNETT: 'John Ruskin's paradise lost: Ruskin, the Bible, and the death of Rose de la Touche' (seminar series: 'The Bible in art, music, and literature'), Danson Room, Trinity, 5 p.m.
FRANK KELSALL: 'What was historic in the late 1940s? The Maclagan Committee and the first lists of historic buildings' (Architectural History Seminars), New Seminar Room, St John's, 5.30 p.m.
SONU SHAMDASANI: 'Psychology as a science of subjectivity: Jung and the "personal equation" ' (Interdisciplinary seminars in psychoanalysis: 'Contemporary Jungian theory and practice'), St John's College Research Centre, 8.15 p.m. (to attend, e-mail: email@example.com).
Tuesday 10 June
HENRIK SPANG-HANSSEN: 'Cyberspace: its protocols and public international law' (public lecture), Oxford Internet Institute, 3 p.m. (to attend, e-mail name, and details of affiliation if any, to: firstname.lastname@example.org).
PROFESSOR SIR MICHAEL BRADY: 'Information engineering and its future' (lecture series marking the Centenary of Engineering Science, 1908–2008), Lecture Room 1, Thom Building, 5 p.m. (enquiries: email@example.com).
ANN LINGAS: 'Image, allegory, and the Roman violinist c.1700' (Graduate Students' Colloquia), Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 5.15 p.m.
THE REVD TESS WARD: 'Making room for the spiritual: wise planning and the use of space in a healthcare setting' (Oxford Centre for Christianity and Culture Public Lectures: 'Wisdom in healthcare: exploring the spiritual dimension'), Regent's Park College, 5.30 p.m.
PROFESSOR ROBERT GILDEA: 'The historic turn in France after the Revolution' (lecture series: ' "A lost generation": modernity on stage in Napoleonic France'), St John's College Research Centre, 5.30 p.m. (to attend, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Wednesday 11 June
LEARNING INSTITUTE: start of online course 'Recruitment and selection'; seminar: 'Dealing with stress in your teams: a course for managers', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).
BOOK-LAUNCH: News as Entertainment: The Rise of Global Infotainment, with the author, Professor Daya Thussu (Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism seminars), Committee Room, Green College, 12 noon (enquiries: email@example.com).< /p>
ORGAN RECITAL: Antonio Caporaso (Benevento, Italy), the chapel, Queen's, 1.10 p.m. (admission free, with retiring collection).
DR DONALD RATCLIFFE: 'The decline of antislavery politics, 1815–40' (American History Research Seminar), Rothermere American Institute, 4 p.m.
EVA ILLOUZ: 'Explaining Oprah Winfrey's success: an exercise in cultural analysis' (Nuffield Sociology Seminars: 'The sociological aspects of cultural markets'), Clay Room, Nuffield, 5 p.m.
CHIEF JUSTICE PIUS LANGA (Chief Justice of South Africa): 'Transformative constitutionalism and socio-economic rights' (lecture), Rhodes House, 5.30 p.m. (further information at www.fljs.org).
PROFESSOR ROBERTA GILCHRIST: 'Magic for the dead: the archaeology of magic in later medieval burials' (Keble College Archaeology Lectures), O'Reilly Lecture Theatre, Keble, 5.30 p.m.
PROFESSOR JOSEPH HACKER: 'Private collections and public libraries in sixteenth-century Salonica—their impact on intellectual fermentation' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 8 p.m.
Thursday 12 June
LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Selection interviewing: practice session', 9.30 a.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).
HARRIS MANCHESTER MUSICIANS: music by Gershwin and Oscar Peterson, the chapel, Harris Manchester, 1.30 p.m. (admission free, with retiring collection; enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org).
MS BARBARA ZAMORSKI: 'Higher education, Europe, and "quality": can pan-European work in higher education help university and academic development?' (Oxford Learning Institute: research seminars), Level 2, Littlegate House, St Ebbe's, 2 p.m. (to attend, e-mail: email@example.com).
PROFESSOR TIMOTHY MURPHY: 'Unfinished business: money, ethics, and a better transplant system' (lecture), Seminar Room 1, James Martin School, Old Indian Institute, 2 p.m. (enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org) .
ELEAZAR GUTWIRTH: 'Books and their readers: towards Hispano-Jewish continuity after 1492' (seminar series: 'Jews and Judaism in the early modern period'), Oriental Institute, 2.15 p.m.
DR SARAH C. WHITE: 'Domains of contestation: gender politics and Islam in Bangladesh' (Cross-cultural Research in Gender Studies seminars), Lecture Room 1, Queen Elizabeth House, 3.30 p.m.
PROFESSOR PHILIPPE SANDS, QC: 'Torture team: cruelty, deception, and the compromise of law' (lecture), Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, 5 p.m.
PROFESSOR RANDALL COLLINS: 'Violence: a micro-sociological theory' (lecture), Large Lecture Theatre, Manor Road Building, 5 p.m.
SIMON KEMP: 'Consciousness and narrative in Marie Darrieussecq' (Modern French Seminar), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.
DR TANYA BYRON, PROFESSOR JOHN PALFREY, and ANNIE MULLINS: 'Beyond Byron: towards a new culture of responsibility' (lecture), Oxford e-Research Centre, 7 Keble Road, 5.30 p.m. (to attend, e-mail details of name, and affiliation if any, to: email@example.com).
DR MEHDI KORCHANE:'Entre indépendance, académisme, et liberté: l'artiste moderne en France, du Directoire à la Restauration' (lecture series: ' "A lost generation": modernity on stage in Napoleonic France'), St John's College Research Centre, 5.30 p.m. (to attend, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Friday 13 June
LEARNING INSTITUTE seminars: 'Springboard' (Programme 4, Workshop 3), 9.30 a.m., and 'Good practice in leading people (2)—handlng poor performance' ('Management and Leadership Development' series) (for details, see the Learning Institute site).
DR SIMON GREEN: 'Wykehamists and public servants: the recasting of the Ansonian ideal' (Chichele Lectures: 'All Souls after Anson: aspects of college history, c.1914–45'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.
Saturday 14 June
SARA FLANDERS: 'Dreams', and ROSEMARY DAVIES: 'Mourning and melancholia' (Introductory Lectures in Psychoanalysis), St John's College Research Centre, 9.30 a.m. (to attend, e-mail Dr Louise Braddock: email@example.com).
MUSEUM OF THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE 10/10 day on the theme of 'East', linked to the special exhibition 'Heaven on Earth', 10 a.m.–10 p.m. ( a 'family friendly' event: further information at www.mhs.ox.ac.uk/events/family.htm).
SARAH CREWE BROWN: 'Medieval stained glass: art and technology' (Society for the History of Medieval Technology and Science: illustrated talk), Museum of the History of Science, 2.30 p.m.
Sunday 15 June
MAYUMI FUJIKAWA (violin) and PATSY TOH (piano) perform works by Corelli, Beethoven, Prokofiev, and Schumann, the Hall, Wolfson, 5 p.m. (entrance £5, concessions £3; proceeds in aid of African Medical and Research Foundation).