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Oxford 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

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

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.

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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:

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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:

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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:

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:

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:

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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:< /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

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.

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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:

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:

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: .

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:

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:

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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.

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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:

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

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.

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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).

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