University Gazette, 29 November 2007: Diary
Friday 30 November
PROFESSOR JEAN-PIERRE WARNIER: 'The monarch's bodily substances as a binding principle in a contemporary Cameroon kingdom' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminar: 'Blood, vitality, and relatedness'), Lecture Room, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.
FRANCESCA BRAY: 'The technics of the California home' (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology departmental seminars), Lecture Theatre, Pauling Centre, 4.10 p.m.
Saturday 1 December
THAD PARSONS: 'The early Ashmolean' (gallery talk), Museum of the History of Science, 2 p.m.
ORGAN RECITAL: Cynthia Hall (St Giles'), the chapel, Magdalen, 5.25 p.m. (admission free).
Sunday 2 December
DR RALPH WALKER preaches the Sermon for Advent Sunday, Cathedral, 10 a.m.
Monday 3 December
PROFESSOR ROBERT KEOHANE: 'Power and the design of multilateral institutions' (lecture series: 'Foundations of governance in a globalised world'), Lecture Theatre, Manor Road Building, 5 p.m.
Tuesday 4 December
LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Career review and planning for contract research staff', 9.30 a.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).
GEORGINA FERRY: 'Max Perutz and the Secret of Life' (public lecture in series 'Between the Lines'), Museum of the History of Science, 7 p.m.
Wednesday 5 December
LEARNING INSTITUTE seminars: 'Selection interviewing: practice session', 9.30 a.m., and 'Examining in Objective Structured Clinical Examinations', 2 p.m. (see information above).
ORGAN RECITAL: Robert Patterson, Canterbury Cathedral (Buxtehude and Mendelssohn series), the chapel, Queen's, 1.10 p.m. (admission free; retiring collection).
MEDICAL SCIENCES DIVISION SCIENCE DAY on Vaccinology, Medical Sciences Teaching Centre, 1.30–5.30 p.m.
PROFESSOR SIR RICHARD GARDNER: 'What is God saying in decisions about unborn life?' (series of 'Advent Conversations'), Wesley Memorial Church, 12.30 p.m.
Thursday 6 December
PROFESSOR SARAH HARPER: seminar in the James Martin Twenty-first Century School seminar series, Old Indian Institute, 3.30 p.m.
PROFESSOR ALLAN BRANDT: 'The tobacco pandemic: history, culture, and science' (McGovern Lecture in the History of Medicine), E.P. Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green College, 6 p.m.
DR BASIL MUSTAFA: 'What is God saying in peace-making "interventions"?' (series of 'Advent Conversations'), Christ Church, 7.15 p.m.
Friday 7 December
LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Springboard' (Programme 1, Workshop 4), 9.30 a.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).
Saturday 8 December
KEN FOLLETT: 'The historical novelist at work' (Society for the History of Medieval Technology and Science lecture), Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean, 2.30 p.m.
Wednesday 12 December
LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Job search and interview skills for contract research staff', 9.30 a.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).
DR MILLIUS PALAYIWA: 'What is God saying in peace-making "interventions"?' (series of 'Advent Conversations'), Wesley Memorial Church, 12.30 p.m.
Thursday 13 December
NICHOLAS BUXTON: 'What is God saying in reality TV?' (series of 'Advent Conversations'), Christ Church, 7.15 p.m.
Saturday 15 December
CONFERENCE: 'Russia beyond 2008', St Antony's 9 a.m.–5.30 p.m. (registration required, by 10 December: email@example.com).
Saturday 22 December
BODLEIAN LIBRARY: Central Bodleian reading-rooms closed (reopen 2 January; see full details above).
SACKLER LIBRARY closed (reopens 2 January).
Wednesday 9 January
LEARNING INSTITUTE online course starts: 'Recruitment and selection' (see information above).