University Gazette, 17 April 2008: Diary
Friday 18 April
LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Disretionary/merit pay', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).
STUDY-DAY: 'Medicine and narration in the eighteenth century', Maison Française, 9.30 a.m.–6 p.m.
INTERDISCIPLINARY COLLOQUIUM: 'The politics of opera: the French Revolution and its consequences', Room 2, Taylor Institution, 9.30 a.m.–5.30 p.m. (Details at www.ehrc.ox.ac.uk/opera.htm. Enquiries: email@example.com)
Sunday 20 April
FULL TERM begins.
MR STEPHEN SHIPLEY preaches, St Mary's, 10.30 a.m.
Monday 21 April
STUDY-DAY: 'Open scholarly communities on the Web: legal, economic and social frameworks', Maison Française, 9.30 a.m.–6.30 p.m.
LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Dealing with stress in your teams: a course for managers', 9.30 a.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).
RYAN JOHNSON: 'The West African Medical Service: racism, politics, and private practice in the Gold Coast, 1902–34' (Seminars in the History of Medicine), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 2.15 p.m.
DR BETTINA LANGE: 'Thinking about procedure: understanding legitimacy in EU environmental governance networks' (Centre for Socio-Legal Studies seminars: 'New directions in law and society'), Seminar Room D, Manor Road Bulding, 4.30 p.m.
PROFESSOR NANCY KOPELL: 'Rhythms of the nervous system: how to connect biophysics and behaviour' (Weldon Memorial Prize lecture), Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, 5 p.m.
PROFESSOR ROBERT E. GOODIN: 'Global democracy: in the beginning' (lecture series: 'Foundations of governance in a globalised world'), lecture theatre, Manor Road Building, 5 p.m.
PROFESSOR SIR PETER MORRIS: 'Transplantation: a medical miracle of the twentieth century' (lecture), Haldane Room, Wolfson, 6 p.m.
THE BELCEA QUARTET performs works by Haydn, Britten, and Schubert, Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's, 8 p.m. (Tickets £20/£15/£12/, from www.ticketsoxford.com. Enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Tuesday 22 April
LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Assertiveness' (day 2), 9.30 a.m. (see information above).
PROFESSOR MICHAEL L. KLEIN: 'Self-assembly and soft matter' (Hinshelwood Lectures: 'Computation and the study of natural and synthetic systems'), Main Lecture Theatre, Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory, 11.15 a.m.
PROFESSOR ADAM DREWNOWSKI: 'Sweet taste, satiety, and food reward' (Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity: Astor Lecture Series), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 61 Banbury Road, 1 p.m.
PROFESSOR NIGEL BIGGAR (Regius Professor of Moral and Pastoral Theology): 'Saving the "secular": the public vocation of moral theology' (Inaugural Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.
DR KRISTIAN JENSEN: 'Incunabula and freedom' (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 J.Y WONG: 'An assessment of the theories and supporting evidence on Sun Yatsen's determination to engage in revolution' (seminar), Dahrendorf Room, Founder's Building, St Antony's, 5 p.m. (enquiries: email@example.com).
DR ARON SHLONSKY: 'Building the imperfect beast: designing and testing risk assessment tools for use in child welfare settings' (Evidence-based Practice seminars), Violet Butler Room, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, 5 p.m.
PROFESSOR BARBARA NEWMAN: 'Visions and revisions: redeeming the time in Piers Plowman and A Revelation of Love' (lecture), Schools, 5.15 p.m.
JOHN BAILY: 'The ghazal singing of Ustad Amir Mohammed of Kabul' (Graduate Students' Colloquia), Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 5.15 p.m.
Wednesday 23 April
LEARNING INSTITUTE seminars: 'Introduction to finance', 9.30 a.m., and 'Assessing student learning in medicine', 2 p.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).
STUDY-DAY: 'Understanding and responding to the abuse of older people', Ripon College, Cuddesdon, 10 a.m.–4.15 p.m. (Cost of attendance: £30. Enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org )
PROFESSOR JEFFREY HAMBURGER (Astor Visiting Lecturer): 'Inscribing the world—illuminating the Sequence: epithets in honour of John the Evangelist in the Graduals from Paradies bei Soest' (first of three Astor Lectures), Somerville, 11.15 a.m.
BOB FRANKLIN: 'Fourth rate estate: public relations and the independence of UK journalism' (Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism seminars), Committee Room, Green College, 12 noon (enquiries: email@example.com).
PROFESSOR ADAM DREWNOWSKI: 'Do healthier diets cost more?' (Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity: Astor Lecture Series), Rees Davies Room, History Faculty, 1 p.m.
ORGAN RECITAL: Charlotte Phillips (Queen's College), the chapel, Queen's, 1.10 p.m. (admission free, with retiring collection).
PROFESSOR J. ZITTRAIN: 'Cyberlaw: the impact of next generation Internet technologies on regulability' (lecture), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 2 p.m.
BARBARA HUDSON: 'Principles of justice for divided societies in a globalised world' (Oxford Criminology Seminars), Seminar Room A, Manor Road Building, 3.30 p.m.
PROFESSOR CÉCILE VIDAL: 'French colonial Louisiana and the Atlantic world: intercolonial relations between the "Colony of Mississippi" and the French West Indies' (American History Research Seminar), Rothermere American Institute, 4 p.m.
DR RICHARD VOKES: 'The many lives of the Nyabingi Spirit: rethinking the history and sociology of secret societies in south-western Uganda' (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.
JENS BECKERT: 'Valuation and social order in cultural markets: the contemporary art and wine markets' (Nuffield Sociology Seminars: 'The sociological aspects of cultural markets'), Clay Room, Nuffield, 5 p.m.
DR ALISON SHAW: 'Inbreeding and birth defects among UK Muslims: myths, realities, and issues' (seminar series: 'Aspects of the Muslim presence in Europe'), Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, 5 p.m.
PROFESSOR DOUGLAS BESHAROV: 'Taxing away poverty: the promise and perils of the contemporary welfare state' (Foundation for Law, Justice, and Society lecture), Milner Hall, Rhodes House, 5.30 p.m. (further information at www.fljs.org).
DR JAVIER DEL BARCO: 'Conversos as New Christian Hebraists in sixteenth-century Spain' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 8 p.m.
Thursday 24 April
SEMINAR: 'Educating engineers' (series of events marking the Centenary of Engineering Science, 1908–2008), Department of Engineering Science (enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org).
LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Time management for administrative, secretarial, and support staff', 9.30 a.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).
PROFESSOR MICHAEL L. KLEIN: 'Natural and synthetic membranes' (Hinshelwood Lectures: 'Computation and the study of natural and synthetic systems'), Main Lecture Theatre, Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory, 11.15 a.m.
PROFESSOR ADAM DREWNOWSKI: 'Mapping poverty and obesity' (Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity: Astor Lecture Series), Richard Doll Lecture Theatre, Richard Doll Lecture Theatre, Richard Doll Building, Old Road Campus, 12 noon.
PROFESSOR JOHN BAILY: 'Music and migration: Afghanistan as a case study' (ESRC Centre on Migration, Policy, and Society seminars: 'Migration and cultural production'), Seminar Room, Pauling Centre (58a Banbury Road), 2 p.m. (further information at www.compas.ox.ac.uk/e vents/seminars_lectures.shtml).
STEPHEN COURT: 'Do academics need a doctorate?' (Oxford Learning Institute: research seminars), Level 2, Littlegate House, St Ebbe's, 2 p.m. (to attend, e-mail: email@example.com).
DR TILLY BLYTH: 'The material of the digital: constructing a Computing Gallery at the Science Museum' (seminar), Oxford Internet Institute, 1 St Giles', 3.30 p.m. (Open to the public. To attend, e-mail name and affiliation to: firstname.lastname@example.org)
JUDITH CONDOR-VIDAL, C. GENT, V. PARR, K. SEABAG, and C. POWLES: 'Fair trading and fair traders: ethics and consumers' (Cross-cultural Research in Gender Studies seminars), Lecture Room 1, Queen Elizabeth House, 3.30 p.m.
DR KRISTIAN JENSEN: ' "May the god of Gold be with you" ' (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 JEFFREY HAMBURGER (Astor Visiting Lecturer): 'Representations of reading—reading representations: the female reader from the Hedwig Codex to Châtillon's Léopoldine au Livre d'Heures' (second of three Astor Lectures), Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.
DR UTTARA NATARAJAN: 'Hazlitt and Shakespeare' (first of two Oliver Smithies Lectures), Lecture Theatre II, Faculty of English, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.
DOMINIC GRIEVE, MP: 'What constitution do we need? The Conservative approach to reform' (seminar), the Auditorium, Magdalen, 5 p.m.
JONATHAN MALLINSON: 'Textual liaisons: Voltaire, Paméla and Don Quixote' (Early Modern French Seminar), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.
PROFESSOR GEORGE F. SMOOT: 'The history and fate of the universe' (Halley Lecture), Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, 5.30 p.m. (open to the public).
PROFESSOR ADAM DREWNOWSKI: 'Food, incomes, and health' (Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity: Astor Lecture Series), St Cross Room, St Cross College, 5.30 p.m. (final lecture in series, followed by reception).
Friday 25 April
LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Springboard' (Programme 4, Workshop 1), 9.30 a.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).
CONFERENCE: 'L'illustration littéraire: réflexions et expériences de recherche franco-britanniques', Maison Française, 10 a.m.–5.30 p.m.
PROFESSOR JEFFREY HAMBURGER (Astor Visiting Lecturer): 'Nuns as patrons and producers of liturgical lectionaries in late medieval Germany: Douce 185 and Keble 49' (final of three Astor Lectures), Sheldonian, 2 p.m.
PROFESSOR SHERRY ORTNER: 'Indie producers: class and the production of value in the American independent film scene' (Marett Memorial Lecture), Saskatchewan Room, Exeter, 5 p.m.
JACKIE ASHLEY: 'What is wrong with the reporting of politics in the Westminster world?' (Media and Politics seminars), Seminar Room, Nuffield, 5 p.m.
DR ELIZABETH NORMAN MCKAY: 'Schubert in a cold climate' (Friends of the Bodleian talk, illustrated with music and readings by Mervyn Pascoe, followed by a wine reception), the Grove Auditorium, Magdalen, 6 p.m. (Admission £10. Enquiries: email@example.com)