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Oxford University Gazette, 24 January 2008: Diary

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).

ROUND-TABLE and book-launch: Collaboration in the pharmaceutical industry. Changing relationships in Britain and France, 1935–65, Maison Française, 2–5 p.m.

NIGEL RAPPORT: 'Everyone, the cosmopolitan actor' (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology seminars), Pauling Centre, 4.10 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 ANDREW HURRELL: `Foundations of governance in a deeply divided world' (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.

SPYROS ECONOMIDES and JAMES KER LINDSAY: 'Kosovo: can there be a fair endgame?' (seminar), European Studies Centre, 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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Tuesday 29 January

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminars: 'Introduction to management and leadership at Oxford', day 2, 9.30 a.m.; 'Career review and planning for contract research staff', 9.30 a.m.; 'Lecturing—Humanities and Social Sciences' (session 2), 12 noon (see information above).

DEVI SRIDHAR: 'How did "rational" nutrition policy develop in the World Bank and what happened to it when it was applied on the ground in India?' (Public Service Workshop Series: 'Paradoxes of modernisation: puzzles and unintended consequences'), Oxford Internet Institute, 12.30 p.m.

LUCAS INTRONA: 'What surveillance does: making sense of the ethics and politics of sociomaterial surveillance practices' (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).< /p>

DR ANNABEL BRETT: 'On the threshold of the state' (Carlyle Lectures: 'Changes of state: nature and the city in natural law, c.1545–1651'), Schools, 5 p.m.

LORD (CHARLES) POWELL, JOCK WHITTLESEY, and DR JIMIN ZHAO: 'The US versus China?' (Visiting Parliamentary Fellowship Seminar: 'Climate change and international conflict'), Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR FRANCESCO PAOLO FIORE (Sir Isaiah Berlin Visiting Fellow): 'Leon Battista Alberti as architect' (lecture series on Italian Renaissance architecture), Summer Common Room, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

DR ANDREW SENTANCE: 'Current issues in UK monetary policy' (series of Oxonia Distinguished Speaker Events), Lecture Theatre, Department of Economics, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR MALCOLM HARPER: 'What's wrong with microfinance?' (Sanjaya Lall Programme for Technology and Management for Development), Seminar Room 2, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR TARIQ RAMADAN: 'Religion and public policy: a Muslim perspective' (Oxford Centre for Christianity and Culture public lectures: 'Project on religion and public policy'), Regent's Park College, 5 p.m.

FRANZISKA KUENZLEN: 'Between autobiography and allegory: sixteenth-century readings of Apuleius' Golden Ass in France' (Medieval French Seminar), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

ANTHONY LILLEY (News International Visiting Professor of Broadcast Media): 'Network media as a public space' (lecture series: 'Twenty questions for the future of the media'), Green College, 5.30 p.m.

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Wednesday 30 January

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminars: 'Proof-reading', 9.30 a.m., and 'Developing student learning in medicine', 2 p.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

DR GENE ALLEN: 'News and the imagining of national space: Canada, 1890–1930' (Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism seminars), Committee Room, Green College, 12 noon (enquiries: tori.mckee@politics.ox.ac.uk).

PHILIP JAMES: 'International initiatives in obesity prevention' (Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity seminars), Saïd Business School, 1 p.m.

ORGAN RECITAL: Tim Hone (Salisbury Cathedral), the chapel, Queen's, 1.10 p.m. (admission free; retiring collection).

PETER RAMSAY: 'ASBOs: reassuring the vulnerable, punishing the vulnerated' (Centre for Criminology seminars), Seminar Room A, Manor Road Building, 3.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR SARAH KNOTT: 'Sensibility and the American Constitution' (American History Research Seminar), Rothermere American Institute, 4 p.m.

PROFESSOR ALEX POTTS: 'Vernacular picture-making: Jean Dubuffet' (Slade Lectures: 'Modern experiments in realism'), Museum of Natural History, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR MICHAEL LEVENSON (via video-link from London): 'Manifesto militants: the avant-garde in theory' (Twentieth-century Literature Seminars), Rothermere American Institute, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR JONATHAN STERN: 'Russia and Europe: energy issues' (Oxford Institute for Energy Studies and St Antony's seminar series: 'Geopolitics of energy'), Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

JEREMY JONES: 'Multiple legitimacy in Oman' (lecture), Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, George Street, 5 p.m.

RABBI PROFESSOR MARC SAPERSTEIN: 'British Jewish preaching during the "Great War" ' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 8 p.m.

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Thursday 31 January

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminars: 'Listening skills' (day 2), 9.30 a.m., and 'Lecturing—Sciences and Medical Sciences' (session 2), 12 noon (see information above).

OXFORD UNIVERSITY RESEARCH ARCHIVE (new online archive for research materials produced by the University's researchers): 'Priorities, purposes, and preferences' (seminar), Isis Room, OUCS, 10 a.m.–1 p.m. (further details at www.ouls.ox.ac.uk/ora/).

LECTURE SERIES: 'Energy science and climate change' (various speakers), Nelson Mandela Lecture Theatre, Saïd Business School, 12.30 p.m.

DR KAVERI HARRISS: 'Love in a Pakistani family' (ESRC Centre on Migration, Policy and Society seminars: 'Critical epistemologies of migration'), Seminar Room, Institute of Human Sciences, 2 p.m.

DR ANNE COLES: 'Remembering Dubai: expatriate memories—from Trucial States to United Arab Emirates' (International Gender Studies Centre seminars: 'Ageing in a changing world: gender, marginalisation, memory, and vulnerability'), Seminar Room 1, Queen Elizabeth House, 3.30 p.m. (enquiries: igs@qeh.ox.ac.uk).

SARAH HARPER: 'Youth---a scarce commodity in an ageing world' (James Martin Twenty-first Century School seminar series: 'Risk in the twenty-first century'), Old Indian Institute, 3.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR RAY LAND: 'Assessing troublesome knowledge' (Learning Institute Research Seminars), Level 2, Littlegate House, 4 p.m. (to attend, e-mail: tania.hartin@learning.ox.ac.uk).

JÉRÔME MEIZOZ: 'Postures d'écrivains: autour du cas Rousseau' (Early Modern French Seminar), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR PETER NEWELL: 'The business of governing climate change' (Linacre Lectures: 'The role of non-state actors in climate change governance'), OUCE Main Lecture Theatre, Dyson Perrins Building, 5.30 p.m.

DAVID YEOMANS: ' "Athenian" Stuart's measurements, Vitruvian ideas, and Greek setting out' (seminar series: 'Architecture, science, and mathematics in early modern England'), Lower Gallery, Museum of the History of Science, 5.30 p.m.

DR DAN SCHUEFTAN: 'Israel's national security: challenge and response' (lecture series: 'Israel: historical, political, and social aspects'), St Anne's, 8 p.m.

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Friday 1 February

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Springboard' (follow-up day to programme 4) (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

WORKSHOP: 'Ecritures du vécu: autour de trois livres récents', Maison Française, 2.30–6.30 p.m.

HARRI ENGLUND: 'Whatever happened to obligations? Thinking through human rights in the anthropology of Africa' (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology seminars), Pauling Centre, 4.10 p.m.

DR ROSS MCKIBBIN: 'The crisis of Labour and the Conservative hegemony, 1929–40' (Ford's Lectures in British History: 'Parties, people, and the state: politics in England, c.1914–51'), Schools, 5 p.m.

LORD GOLDSMITH: 'Citizenship' (seminar series: 'Problems in British government'), Lecture Room XI, Brasenose, 5 p.m.

EMMA DUNCAN: 'Running a world-wide weekly' (Media and Politics Seminars), Seminar Room, Nuffield, 5 p.m.

THE RT. HON. TESSA JOWELL, MP: 'Mental health' (lecture), the Hall, Taylor Institution, 6 p.m. (admission £6/£3; proceeds to Oxfordshire Mind).

ANGELA BROWNRIDGE performs piano works by Chopin, Liszt, Gershwin, and Leighton, 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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Saturday 2 February

THE ISIS ORCHESTRA (pianist/conductor MARK HOOPER) performs works by Mozart, Haydn, Bridge, and Berkeley, Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's, 8 p.m. (Tickets £8/£5, from www.ticketsoxford.com. Enquiries: jdp@st-hildas.ox.ac.uk.)

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Sunday 3 February

THE REVD DR SUSAN DURBER preaches the Sermon on the Grace of Humility, Mansfield, 10 a.m.

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Monday 4 February

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminars: 'Time management for managers and academic/research staff', 9.30 a.m., and 'History of the University', 2 p.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

PANTELAKIS MICHELAKIS and MICHELLE C. PAULL: 'Leyhausen's collection of Greek tragic theatrical memorabilia, 1920–60' (Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama lecture), Lecture Theatre, Classics Centre, 2.15 p.m. (enquiries: apgrd@classics.ox.ac.uk).

SYLVIA BARKER: 'The introduction of the crash helmet: a collaboration between surgeon and artist' (seminar series: 'Medicine, surgery, and culture'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 45–7 Banbury Road, 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR SIR RICHARD GARDNER: 'Pre-patterning in the specification of axes and left–right symmetry in mammals' (J.W. Jenkinson Memorial Lecture), Lecture Theatre A, the Zoology/Psychology Building, 5 p.m. (tickets not required).

PROFESSOR STEPHEN WEATHERILL: 'What is supra-national governance? When and how is it effective?' (lecture series: 'Foundations of governance in a globalised world'), Lecture Theatre, Manor Road Building, 5 p.m.

DR JOEL FELIX: 'How enlightened was the French monarchy, 1749–89?' (Enlightenment Workshop), Voltaire Foundation, 5 p.m.

DR KEVIN MILLS: 'A parable of criticism' ('The Bible in art, music, and literature' seminar series), Danson Room, Trinity, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR RICHARD WILKINSON: 'Dysfunctional societies—why equality matters' (Green College Lectures: 'Prospects of happiness?'), E.P. Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green College, 6 p.m.

RICHARD GIPPS: 'Identification: an existential understanding' (Interdisciplinary Seminars in Psychoanalysis), St John's College Research Centre, 45 St Giles', 8.15 p.m. (to attend, e-mail: paul.tod@sjc.ox.ac.uk).

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