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Oxford University Gazette, 17 January 2008: Diary

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.

LORD BUTLER: 'Does cabinet government still exist?' (seminar series: 'Problems in British government'), Lecture Room XI, Brasenose, 5 p.m.

MICHAEL CRICK: 'The BBC and the public' (Media and Politics Seminars), Seminar Room, Nuffield, 5 p.m.

GEOFFREY HOPKINS performs piano sonatas by Beethoven, Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's, 7.30 p.m. (Tickets £12/£10, from www.ticketsoxford.com. Enquiries: jdp@st-hildas.ox.ac.uk.)

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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.

PROFESSOR ROSEMARY FOOT: 'Human rights and global governance' (lecture series: 'Foundations of governance in a globalised world'), Lecture Theatre, Manor Road Building, 5 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).

BEN GOOLD: 'Privacy, trust, and the challenge of governance' (James Martin Institute and Centre for Criminology seminar series: 'Surveillance, identity, and the future of privacy in the twenty-first century'), James Martin Institute Seminar Room, Saïd Business School, 4 p.m. (enquiries: clare.ruthven-stuart@sbs.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR FRANCESCO PAOLO FIORE (Sir Isaiah Berlin Visiting Fellow): 'An introduction to early Renaissance architecture in Italy' (lecture series on Italian Renaissance architecture), Summer Common Room, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

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).

PETER MACKAY: 'Popular journalism—Peter Mackay's walk down the "Street of Shame" ' (Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism seminars), Committee Room, Green College, 12 noon (enquiries: tori.mckee@politics.ox.ac.uk).

KAREN THROSBY: 'Surgical solutions? Obesity surgery and the "war on obesity" ' (Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity seminars), Saïd Business School, 1 p.m.

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.

DR MOHAMMAD WASSEEM: 'Democratisation in Pakistan' (lecture), Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, George Street, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR JULIAN SAVULESCU: 'Love, drugs, and marriage—the chemicals between us' (Special Ethics Seminar), St Cross Room, St Cross, 6.30 p.m. (Open to the public: to attend, e-mail ethics@philosophy.ox.ac.uk.)

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).

CONCERT: Harris Manchester musicians celebrate Robert Burns with voices, pipes, and organ, the chapel, Harris Manchester, 1.30 p.m. (admission free, with retiring collection).

JENNY LA FONTAINE: 'How are grandparent–grandchild relationships affected by dementia?' (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.

GEOFFREY LYE: 'Multinational corporations and the changing landscape of climate accountability' (Linacre Lectures: 'The role of non-state actors in climate change governance'), OUCE Main Lecture Theatre, Dyson Perrins Building, 5.30 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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Friday 25 January

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminars: 'Minutes and agendas', 9.30 a.m., and 'The language learner', 2 p.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

CONFERENCE: 'A propos de collaboration in the pharmaceutical industry. Changing relationships in Britain and France, 1935–65', Maison Française, 2–5 p.m.

DR ROSS MCKIBBIN: 'Unstable equilibrium, 1918–29' (Ford's Lectures in British History: 'Parties, people, and the state: politics in England, c.1914–51'), Schools, 5 p.m.

THE RT. HON. LADY ASHTON: 'Reforming the Lords' (seminar series: 'Problems in British government'), Lecture Room XI, Brasenose, 5 p.m.

JANET DALEY: 'Being a columnist' (Media and Politics Seminars), Seminar Room, Nuffield, 5 p.m.

THE DORIC STRING QUARTET, with MARK SIMPSON, clarinet, perform works by Mozart and Brahms, Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's, 8 p.m. (Tickets £15/£13.50/£12/£10, from www.ticketsoxford.com. Enquiries: jdp@st-hildas.ox.ac.uk.)

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Sunday 27 January

THE RT REVD DR JOHN SAXBEE preaches, St Mary's, 5.30 p.m.

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Monday 28 January

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Assertiveness' (day 2), 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

SALLY CRAWFORD: 'Creating, defining, and responding to sick bodies in Anglo-Saxon society: an archaeological approach' (seminar series: 'Medicine, surgery, and culture'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 45–7 Banbury Road, 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR VAUGHAN LOWE: 'Private disputes and the public interest in international law' (lecture series: 'Foundations of governance in a globalised world'), Lecture Theatre, Manor Road Building, 5 p.m.

DR FRANCESCA BREGOLI: 'Jewish coffee-houses, sociability, and national separation in eighteenth-century Livorno' (Enlightenment Workshop), Voltaire Foundation, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR ANDREW STEPTOE: 'Happiness, health, and biology' (Green College Lectures: 'Prospects of happiness?'), E.P. Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green College, 6 p.m.

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