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Oxford University Gazette, 22 May 2008: Diary

Friday 23 May

WORKSHOP (Brazilian Studies Programme): 'Accountability institutions and political corruption in Brazil', Dahrendorf Room, St Antony's, from 8.45 a.m. (prior registration necessary:

WORKSHOP (Oxford Institute of Ageing and James Martin Twenty-first Century School): 'The Scandinavian welfare model: the contract between generations and sustainability in the twenty-first century', James Martin School, Old Indian Institute, 10 a.m.–12 noon (open to all members of the University, prior registration not required; enquiries:

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminars: 'Introduction to the University Library Services', 2 p.m., and 'Teaching translation', 2 p.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

SONDRA HAUSNER: 'Descartes was an Indian: phenomenological dualism in Hindu thought' (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology seminars), Pauling Centre, 58a Banbury Road, 4.10 p.m.

PROFESSOR JEFFREY WILLIAMSON: 'Globalisation and the great divergence' (Hicks Lecture in Economic and Social History), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

DR PETER NOCKLES: 'Oriel and the making of John Henry Newman' (Lee Seng Tee Lecture), Senior Library, Oriel, 5 p.m.

NORMA PERCY: 'Putting recent history on television' (Media and Politics Seminars), Seminar Room, Nuffield College, 5 p.m. (enquiries:

PHILIPPE GRAFFIN and CAROLINE WOLFF (violins), ÁSDÍS VALDIMARSDÓTTIR (viola), and COLIN CARR (cello) perform works by Rebecca Clark, Mozart, Ravel, and Debussy, the Auditorium, St John's, 8.30 p.m. (Admission by free programme, available from the Porters' Lodge, St John's. Enquiries:

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Saturday 24 May

DAVID BELL: 'Psychoanalysis and society', and MARIE BRIDGE: 'Psychoanalysis and literature' (Introductory Lectures in Psychoanalysis), St John's College Research Centre, 9.30 a.m. (to attend, e-mail Dr Louise Braddock:

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Sunday 25 May

THE BARBERSHOP QUARTET, OWAIN WILLIAMS, CHRISTINA SCHÖNBACH, THE HARROW ORIENTAL TRIO, CHRISTOPH DENOTH, BALLIOL A CAPELLA, RAHUL SATIJA, and JESSICA LEIGHT: the Balliol College Members' Concert, Balliol, 9 p.m. (Open to all members of the University; admission free. Further at:

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Monday 26 May

PROFESSOR EBBA KOCH: 'Visual strategies of imperial ideology in Mughal history painting under Shah Jahan: the Windsor Castle Padshahnama' (lecture series: 'The art and architecture of the Great Mughals'), Lecture Room, Khalili Research Centre, 11 a.m.

DR CRISTINA PARAU: 'Networking for empowerment in the context of enlargement: Romanian NGOs and transnational norm entrepreneurs' (Centre for Socio-Legal Studies seminars: 'New directions in law and society'), Seminar Room D, Manor Road Bulding, 4.30 p.m.

CARDINAL JEAN-LOUIS TAURAN: 'Inter-religious dialogue: a risk or an opportunity?' (lecture), Saïd Business School, 5 p.m.

DR MARY CHARLES-MURRAY: 'Representations of Biblical women in Christian art' ('Biblical woman and their afterlives' series, funded by the AHRC), Danson Room, Trinity, 5 p.m.

DR A.R. MUSTAPHA: 'The passing of akida: peasants, democratisation, and Islamism in rural Nigeria' (Thomas Hodgkin Lecture), Lecture Theatre, Department of Politics and International Relations, 5 p.m.

WARREN COLMAN: 'Dream interpretation and the creation of symbolic meaning' (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 27 May

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Hours of work, leave, and absence', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

LARRY SANGER and ANDREW KEEN: 'Is the future of the Internet the future of knowledge?' (lecture), Oxford Internet Institute, 4 p.m. (to attend, e-mail details of name, and affiliation if any, to:

PROFESSOR ROLAND CLIFT: 'Engineering and sustainable development' (lecture series marking the Centenary of Engineering Science, 1908–2008), Lecture Room 1, Thom Building, 5 p.m. (enquiries:

DR ABBAS AL-HUSSEINY and PROFESSOR ROGER MATTHEWS: 'The present state of archaeological heritage in Iraq' (seminar: open to the public), Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean, 5 p.m. (enquiries:

DR ANDREI GRACHEV (formerly Mikhail Gorbachev's presidential press spokesman): 'Gorbachev's gamble: the end of the Cold War as seen from Moscow' (Russian and Eurasian Studies Centre lecture), Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR PHILIPPE ROGER: 'Roland Barthes, le plaisir du texte et le retour de M. Teste' (lecture), Hovenden Room, All Souls, 5.15 p.m.

STEPHEN RUMPH: 'Changing the topic in Mozart: groundworks for a syntax of classical topics' (Graduate Students' Colloquia), Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty , 5.15 p.m.

BEN W. HEINEMAN, JR: 'Can we win the long war against global corruption through governmental initiatives?' (first of two Oliver Smithies Lectures: 'Can we win the long war against global corruption?'), Lecture Theatre 4, Saïd Business School, 5.30 p.m. (online registration required: (

DR LOUISE NELSTROP: 'The wisdom of age: caring for those in the fourth age' (Oxford Centre for Christianity and Culture Public Lectures: 'Wisdom in healthcare: exploring the spiritual dimension'), Regent's Park College, 5.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR MARK ELVIN: 'Science and civilisation in China: Joseph Needham today' (public lecture), Museum of the History of Science, 7 p.m. (further details at

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Wednesday 28 May

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminars: 'Presentation skills' (day 2), 9.30 a.m., and 'Planning, review, and integration' (session 2), 2 p.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

EDWARD MORTIMER: 'Poacher turned gamekeeper? A journalist's experience as Director of Communications for the UN Secretary-General' (Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism seminars), Committee Room, Green College, 12 noon (enquiries:

ORGAN RECITAL: Siu-Wai Ng (London), the chapel, Queen's, 1.10 p.m. (admission free, with retiring collection).

PROFESSOR REBECCA MCLENNAN: 'Civilising the market, disciplining the state: rethinking the history of legal punishment in the United States' (American History Research Seminar), Rothermere American Institute, 4 p.m.

PHILIPE MONIN: 'Iconisation, sacralisation, and the institutionalisation of competing logics in the wine industry' (Nuffield Sociology Seminars: 'The sociological aspects of cultural markets'), Clay Room, Nuffield, 5 p.m.

SIR STEPHEN WALL: 'Turkey and the EU: should Turkey want to join a club that has them as a member?' (seminar series: 'Aspects of the Muslim presence in Europe'), Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, 5 p.m.

DR ALEXANDER MARR: 'The material culture of mathematics in late Renaissance Italy' (seminar), Education Room, Museum of the History of Science, 5 p.m.

PETER GILLIVER: ' "Not altogether treated as I should treat it now": evolving and revising the OED's editorial policy, c.1879–84' (Oxford English Dictionary Forum), Rewley House, 5 p.m.

YASMIN ALIBHAI-BROWN: 'Race and the media' (lecture), Vernon-Harcourt Room, St Hilda's, 5.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR CHAIM MILIKOWSKY: 'How did the Jews count their years and how did the rabbis lose 160 years?' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 8 p.m.

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Thursday 29 May

SEMINAR: 'Financial markets and environmental governance', Centre for the Environment, 9 a.m.–4.45 p.m. (Registration requests by 27 May to: Full details in 'Lectures' in this Gazette.)

CONFERENCE: 'The body in balance—humoral theory in practice', Osler McGovern Centre, 13 Norham Gardens, from 1 p.m. (Continues tomorrow. Enquiries:

ANNI NAKAMURA (soprano): a programme of Danish songs, featuring works by Buxtehude, Heise, and Nielsen, Arlosh Hall, Harris Manchester, 1.30 p.m. (admission free, with retiring collection; enquiries:

PROFESSOR SUNIL KHILNANI: 'India and democratic universalism' (seminar series: 'Governing the globe? Governance and institutions in the twenty-first century'), Lecture Theatre, Manor Road Building, 2 p.m.

DR LISA LUCAS: 'Towards a socio-cultural understanding of academics' perceptions and experience of research and teaching' (Oxford Learning Institute: research seminars), Level 2, Littlegate House, St Ebbe's, 2 p.m. (to attend, e-mail:

BOOK-LAUNCH: A New Politics of Identity: Political Principles for an Interdependent World, with the author, Professor Lord Bhikhu Parekh (sponsored by the Centre on Migration, Policy, and Society), Fellows' Dining Room, St Antony's, 2 p.m.

PIET VAN BOXEL: 'Cardinal Bellarmine reads Rashi' (seminar series: 'Jews and Judaism in the early modern period'), Oriental Institute, 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR MARIAN HOBSON: 'The (w)hole of history: the case of Diderot' (Besterman Centre for the Enlightenment: inaugural lecture), Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

LORRIE MOORE: 'Random things one can learn from a visiting writer' (Esmond Harmsworth Lecture in American Arts and Letters), Rothermere American Institute, 5 p.m.

DR CHRIS GRAY: 'Thomas Gaisford' (Gaisford Lecture), Lecture Theatre, Classics Centre, 5 p.m.

LES MURRAY: Postcolonial poetry reading, Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

JEAN-JACQUES LECERCLE: 'Myth, history and fiction: Morozov, Foucault, Rancière' (Modern French Seminar), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR JONATHAN BLOOM: 'On the paper trail: how paper travelled from China to the West' (William Cohn Memorial Lecture), Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean, 5.30 p.m. (prior booking recommended: (2)78067;

PROFESSOR STEPHEN BANN: 'Emulation after David: from troubadours to historical genre' (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:

CLOD ENSEMBLE—RED LADIES: innovative dramatic performance, developed from an exploration of the Greek chorus, and produced in association with the Onassis Programme for the Performance of Greek Drama, Old Fire Station, 7.30 p.m. (see further at

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Friday 30 May

CONFERENCE: 'Polybe: historien–philosophe?', Maison Française, 9.30 a.m.–5.30 p.m. (continues tomorrow, 9.30 a.m.–12.30 p.m).

HIS HOLINESS THE DALAI LAMA: 'Buddhist understanding: why and how' (public address), Sheldonian, 10 a.m. (admission to ticket-holders only—tickets no longer available).

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Computer-assisted language learning', 2 p.m. (see information above).

ALPA SHAH: 'Eco-incarceration: indigenous politics in Jharkhand, India' (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology seminars), Pauling Centre, 58a Banbury Road, 4.10 p.m.

DR SIMON GREEN: 'Affluence and anxiety: the significance of the Asquith Commission' (Chichele Lectures: 'All Souls after Anson: aspects of college history, c.1914–45'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR ELSPETH DUSINBERRE: 'Persepolis and the founding of an empire' (Roger Moorey Memorial Lecture), Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean, 5.30 p.m. (enquiries:

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Saturday 31 May

ORGAN RECITAL: Dr Richard Marlow (formerly Director of Music, Trinity College, Cambridge), the chapel, St John's, 6 p.m. (admission free).

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