z Oxford University Gazette, 10 January 2008: Diary
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Oxford University Gazette, 10 January 2008: Diary

Sunday 13 January

CANON DR ALVYN PETTERSEN: Latin Litany and Sermon, St Mary's, 9.30 a.m.

ANTHONY MARWOOD and SOLOISTS OF THE IRISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA perform works by Shostakovich, Dvorák, and Mendelssohn, the Auditorium, St John's, 3.30 p.m. (Admission by free programme, available from the Porters' Lodge, St John's. Enquiries: daniel.parkes@sjc.ox.ac.uk.)

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Monday 14 January

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminars: 'Assertiveness' (day 1), 9.30 a.m., and 'Tutorial teaching (Humanities and Social Sciences)', 2 p.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

PROFESSOR TERRY EAGLETON: 'Lacan's Antigone' (Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama lecture), Auditorium, Magdalen, 2.15 p.m. (enquiries: apgrd@classics.ox.ac.uk).

MARY ANN LUND: 'Experiencing pain in John Donne's Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions (1624)' (seminar series: 'Medicine, surgery, and culture'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 45–7 Banbury Road, 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR SIMON BURROWS: 'The French book trade in Enlightenment Europe, 1769–87' (Enlightenment Workshop), Voltaire Foundation, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR KAY REDFIELD JAMISON: 'Beyond happiness: exuberance and mania' (Green College Lectures: 'Prospects of happiness?'), E.P. Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green College, 6 p.m.

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Tuesday 15 January

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminars: 'Time management for administrative, secretarial, and support staff', 9.30 a.m., and 'Tutorial teaching (Sciences and Medical Sciences)', 2 p.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

PROFESSOR DAVID HAREL: 'Can programming be liberated, period?' (Strachey Lecture), Computing Laboratory, 4.30 p.m.

SIR HOWARD DAVIES: 'The future of financial regulation' (series of Oxonia Distinguished Speaker Events), Lecture Theatre, Department of Economics, 5 p.m.

DAVID HOWLETT: 'Chrétien's calculated prologues' (Medieval French Seminar), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

ANTHONY LILLEY (News International Visiting Professor of Broadcast Media): 'Who controls the stories?' (lecture series: 'Twenty questions for the future of the media'), St Anne's, 5.30 p.m.

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Wednesday 16 January

ORGAN RECITAL: Andrew Knowles (Oxford Oratory), the chapel, Queen's, 1.10 p.m. (admission free; retiring collection).

ADAM CRAWFORD: 'Excavating the politics of antisocial behaviour' (Centre for Criminology seminars), Seminar Room A, Manor Road Building, 3.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR MAE NGAI: ' "He talk lie": Chinese interpreters and interpreting in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century America' (American History Research Seminar), Rothermere American Institute, 4 p.m.

PROFESSOR ALEX POTTS: 'The artist's project: art work beyond the domain of art' (Slade Lectures: 'Modern experiments in realism'), Museum of Natural History, 5 p.m.

ROBERT MABRO: 'Geopolitics of energy: new challenges and opportunities' (Oxford Institute for Energy Studies and St Antony's seminar series: 'Geopolitics of energy'), Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR ISABEL HOFMEYR: 'Gandhi's printing press: print cultures of the Indian Ocean' (D.F. McKenzie Lecture), Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

MINI-SYMPOSIUM: 'A minority within a minority: the Yezidis', Middle East Centre, St Antony's, 5.15 p.m. (Open to the public. Enquiries: birgul.acikyildiz@orinst.ox.ac.uk.)

DR RAFFAELA DEL SARTO: 'The limits of consensus: Israel's contested identity between regional conflict and peace-making' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 8 p.m.

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Thursday 17 January

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

PROFESSOR MARY MAYNARD: 'Afro-Caribbean, Asian, and white British women in their third age' (International Gender Studies Centre seminars: 'Ageing in a changing world: gender, marginalisation, memory, and vulnerability'), Queen Elizabeth House, 3.30 p.m. (enquiries: igs@qeh.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR DIDIER SORNETTE: 'Endogenous versus exogenous origins of crises: catastrophic "kings" and predictability' (James Martin Twenty-first Century School seminar), Old Indian Institute, 3.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR RONALD BARNETT: 'A will to learn: being a student in an age of uncertainty' (Learning Institute Research Seminars), Level 2, Littlegate House, 4 p.m. (to attend, e-mail: tania.hartin@learning.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR JOHAN GALTUNG: 'The coming decline and fall of the US empire' (Olof Palme Memorial Lecture), Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

COLAS DUFLO: 'Le roman au XVIIIe siècle, relève de la philosophie des passions' (Early Modern French Seminar), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

MATTHEW WALKER: 'Locating architecture in the early Royal Society: evidence from the careers of Christopher Wren, Robert Hooke, and John Evelyn' (seminar series: 'Architecture, science, and mathematics in early modern England'), Lower Gallery, Museum of the History of Science, 5.30 p.m.

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Friday 18 January

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Springboard' (Programme 2, Workshop 1), 9.30 a.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

DR ROSS MCKIBBIN: 'The First World War and the party system, 1914–18' (Ford's Lectures in British History: 'Parties, people, and the state: politics in England, c.1914–51'), Schools, 5 p.m.

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Sunday 20 January

DR DEBORAH ROOKE preaches the Macbride Sermon, Hertford, 10 a.m.

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Monday 21 January

HANNAH NEWTON: 'Tending the tender: caring for the sick child in England, c.1580–1720' (seminar series: 'Medicine, surgery, and culture'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 45–7 Banbury Road, 2.15 p.m.

DR CYPRIAN BLAMIRES: 'Bentham, Foucault, and the creation of the Panopticon myth' (Enlightenment Workshop), Voltaire Foundation, 5 p.m.

DR ERIC CHRISTIANSON: 'Empathy with Qoheleth: an insight from film theory to the reception history of Ecclesiastes' ('The Bible in art, music, and literature' seminar series), Danson Room, Trinity, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR AVNER OFFER: 'Should government try to make us happy?' (Green College Lectures: 'Prospects of happiness?'), E.P. Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green College, 6 p.m.

DR FANIA OZ-SALBERGER: 'Israel and Europe: improving the dialogue' (lecture series: 'Israel: historical, political, and social aspects'), St Anne's, 8 p.m.

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Tuesday 22 January

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminars: 'Introduction to management and leadership at Oxford', day 1, 9.30 a.m., and 'Lecturing—Humanities and Social Sciences' (session 1), 12 noon (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

PROFESSOR GUY HOULSBY: 'An early structural engineering problem: the Oxford connection' (lecture series marking the Centenary of Engineering Science, 1908–2008), Lecture Room 1, Thom Building, 5 p.m. (enquiries: centenary@eng.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR GERALD PRINCE: 'Classical and/or postclassical narratology' (Taylor Special Lecture), Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

LORD (DICK) TAVERNE, THE RT. HON. JOHN GUMMER, MP, and PROFESSOR JOHN GRAY: 'Climate change: manageable problem or looming catastrophe?' (Visiting Parliamentary Fellowship Seminar: 'Climate change and international conflict'), Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

ANTHONY LILLEY (News International Visiting Professor of Broadcast Media): 'The search for value: networks, ideas and evolution in media' (lecture series: 'Twenty questions for the future of the media'), St Anne's, 5.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR DENIS NOBLE: 'Molecules to organisms: what directs the music of life?' (public lecture), Museum of the History of Science, 7 p.m.

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Wednesday 23 January

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Springboard' (Programme 3, Workshop 1), 9.30 a.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

ORGAN RECITAL: Alistair Reid (Coventry Cathedral), the chapel, Queen's, 1.10 p.m. (admission free; retiring collection).

PROFESSOR SVEN BECKERT: 'The empire of cotton: a global history' (American History Research Seminar), Rothermere American Institute, 4 p.m.

PROFESSOR ALEX POTTS: 'Art and the substance of things: postwar Europe and America' (Slade Lectures: 'Modern experiments in realism'), Museum of Natural History, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR MICHAEL LEVENSON (via video-link from London): 'The "new!" concepts of novelty and some origins for Modernism' (Twentieth-century Literature Seminars), Rothermere American Institute, 5 p.m.

CHRISTOPHER ALLSOPP: 'Oil prices, security, and the world economy' (Oxford Institute for Energy Studies and St Antony's seminar series: 'Geopolitics of energy'), Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR GEOFFREY KHAN: 'The importance of medieval Karaite sources for the history of the Hebrew language' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 8 p.m.

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Thursday 24 January

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminars: 'Project management', 9.30 a.m., and 'Lecturing—Sciences and Medical Sciences' (session 1), 12 noon (see information above).

DR JANETTE DAVIES: 'Independent or assisted living for frail elders: an anthropological view of a clinical assessment pilot study' (International Gender Studies Centre seminars: 'Ageing in a changing world: gender, marginalisation, memory, and vulnerability'), Queen Elizabeth House, 3.30 p.m. (enquiries: igs@qeh.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR SUSAN ROBERTSON: ' "Stirring the lions": strategy and tactic in the global higher education wars' (Learning Institute Research Seminars), Level 2, Littlegate House, 4 p.m. (to attend, e-mail: tania.hartin@learning.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR OLGA PALAGIA: 'The tomb of Philip at Vergina, Macedonia: which Philip?' (Beazley Archive Lecture), Lecture Theatre, Classics Centre, 5 p.m.

MAJ.-GEN. TIM CROSS: 'Is there a military solution to the global war on terror?' (Pluscarden Programme for the Study of Global Terrorism and Intelligence), Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 6 p.m. (enquiries: pluscarden.programme@sant.ox.ac.uk).

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