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Oxford University Gazette, 20 September 2007: Diary

Tuesday 2 October

CONGREGATION MEETING: Vice-Chancellor's Oration, admission of Pro-Vice-Chancellors, and admission of Clerks of the Market, Convocation House, 12 noon.

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Thursday 4 October

THE REVD DR MARK CHAPMAN celebrates Holy Communion (Latin), St Mary's, 8 a.m.

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Friday 5 October

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Springboard' (Follow-up day to programme 2) (see information above).

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Sunday 7 October

MICHAELMAS FULL TERM begins.

THE REVD PROFESSOR KEITH WARD preaches, St Mary's, 10.30 a.m.

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Tuesday 9 October

PROFESSOR JAN PRYOR: 'Well-being of children in separated families—past and recent research' (seminar series: 'Promoting the well-being of children: bringing all the evidence together'), Violet Butler Seminar Room, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, 5 p.m.

DR MICHAEL SPENCE preaches the Court Sermon, Cathedral, 6 p.m.

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Wednesday 10 October

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Springboard' (Follow-up day to programme 3) (see information above).

DR HANAN ESHEL: 'How can we learn political history of the Hasmonean State from the Dead Sea Scrolls?' (David Patterson Seminars), OCHJS, Yarnton Manor, 8 p.m.

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Thursday 11 October

SONDRA HAUSNER: 'Migration and trafficking in South Asia: rhetoric and reality' (ESRC Centre on Migration, Policy, and Society (COMPAS) seminar series: 'New trends in contemporary migration'), Pauling Centre, 58a Banbury Road, 2 p.m. (further information at www.compas.ox.ac.uk/e vents/seminars_lectures.shtml).

PAM GIDDY, PAUL WHITELY, and CHARLES PATTIE: 'Our present discontents: what the public think' (seminar series: 'Towards a new constitutional settlement'), Magdalen, 5 p.m.

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Friday 12 October

RICHARD OWEN: 'Reporting Italy: twelve years as Rome Correspondent' (Dorothy Rowe Memorial Lecture), Auditorium, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

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Monday 15 October

PROFESSOR PHILIP SCHLESINGER: 'Media policy' (Centre for Socio-Legal Studies seminar series: 'Challenges to media policy, law, and regulation in the twenty-first century'), Seminar Room E, Manor Road Building, 4.30 p.m. (enquiries: paul.honey@csls.ox.ac.uk).

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Tuesday 16 October

PROFESSOR DAVID WALLACE: 'Borderline sanctity: Dorothea of Montau (1347–94), Günter Grass, and Benedict XVI' (Clarendon Lectures in English: 'Strong women: life, text, and territory 1347–1645'), Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

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Wednesday 17 October

DR HELEN BEER: ' "A quiet kitten with sharp claws": Rokhl Auerbach's journalism in the Yiddish press' (David Patterson Seminars), OCHJS, Yarnton Manor, 8 p.m.

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Thursday 18 October

SARAH SPENCER: 'The Blair effect: what is his legacy on immigration?' (ESRC Centre on Migration, Policy, and Society (COMPAS) seminar series: 'New trends in contemporary migration'), Pauling Centre, 58a Banbury Road, 2 p.m. (further information at www.compas.ox.ac.uk/e vents/seminars_lectures.shtml).

ANTHONY BARNETT and PROFESSOR DAWN OLIVER: 'The constitution after Thatcher and Blair: why we need a new settlement' (seminar series: 'Towards a new constitutional settlement'), Magdalen, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR DAVID WALLACE: 'Anchoritic damsel: Margery Kempe of Lynn (c.1373–c.1438)' (Clarendon Lectures in English: 'Strong women: life, text, and territory 1347–1645'), Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

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Friday 19 October

GEMMA WAREHAM (cello) and OLGA BOBROVIKOVA (piano) perform works by J.S. Bach, Bruch, Rachmaninov, Chopin, and Elgar, Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's, 8 p.m. (tickets £12/£10/£15/£12 from www.ticketsoxford.com; details of all events at www.st-hildas.ox.ac.uk/jdp/).

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Monday 22 October

SIR JOHN ELLIOTT: 'Learning from the enemy. Early modern Britain and Spain' (Dacre Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

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Tuesday 23 October

PROFESSOR ADAM ROBERTS: 'International relations after the Cold War' (valedictory lecture), Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 4.45 p.m.

PROFESSOR DAVID WALLACE: 'Holy Amazon: Mary Ward of Yorkshire (1585–1645)' (Clarendon Lectures in English: 'Strong women: life, text, and territory 1347–1645'), Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

NAOMI EISENSTADT: 'What have we learned about children, families, and disadvantage in the last ten years' (seminar series: 'Promoting the well-being of children: bringing all the evidence together'), Violet Butler Seminar Room, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, 5 p.m.

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Wednesday 24 October

PROFESSOR AMÉLIE KUHRT: 'Problems in defining an Achaemenid religious policy' (David Patterson Seminars), OCHJS, Yarnton Manor, 8 p.m.

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Thursday 25 October

METTE BERG: 'Generating diaspora: homeland and belonging among Cubans in Spain' (ESRC Centre on Migration, Policy, and Society (COMPAS) seminar series: 'New trends in contemporary migration'), Pauling Centre, 58a Banbury Road, 2 p.m. (further information at www.compas.ox.ac.uk/e vents/seminars_lectures.shtml).

PROFESSOR IAIN MCLEAN and GERAINT TALFAN DAVIES: 'Do we want to save it anyhow?' (seminar series: 'Towards a new constitutional settlement'), Magdalen, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR DAVID WALLACE: 'Vice-Queen of Ireland: Elizabeth Cary of Drury Lane (c.1585–1639)' (Clarendon Lectures in English: 'Strong women: life, text, and territory 1347–1645'), Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

CRAIG VENTER: 'Genomics—from humans to the environment' (James Martin Twenty-first School Distinguished Lecture), Sheldonian, 5.30 p.m.

KATHARINE GOWERS (violin) and CHARLES OWEN (piano) perform works by Schubert, Bartók, Messiaen, and Strauss, Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's, 8 p.m. (tickets £13.50/£10/£15/£12 from www.ticketsoxford.com; details of all events at www.st-hildas.ox.ac.uk/jdp/).

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Sunday 28 October

DR SIMON PRICE preaches, Lady Margaret Hall, 10.30 a.m.

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Monday 29 October

PROFESSOR IAN WALDEN: 'Cybercrime' (Centre for Socio-Legal Studies seminar series: 'Challenges to media policy, law, and regulation in the twenty-first century'), Seminar Room E, Manor Road Building, 4.30 p.m. (enquiries: paul.honey@csls.ox.ac.uk).

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