University Gazette, 5 March 2009: Diary
Friday 6 March
KJERSTI LARSEN: 'A body of spirits: problems of identity and shared realities among humans and spirits in Zanzibar' (Ethnicity and Identity seminars: 'The identity of ghosts: haunting, corporeality, and the spectre'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 51 Banbury Road, 11 a.m.
LEARNING INSTITUTE seminars: 'Class teaching for MPLS and Medical Sciences' (third meeting), 12 noon, and 'Developing management and leadership at Oxford, level 3 (for principal investigators), workshop 4: Good practice in managing projects (1)—activity breakdown, activity dependency, planning, monitoring', 12.30 p.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).
WORKSHOP: 'French language and literature: research resources' (Workshops in Information Skills and Electronic Resources), Computing Services, 12.30 p.m. (booking at www.ouls.ox.ac.uk/wiser/).
HIS EMINENCE CARDINAL GEORGE PELL (Archbishop of Sydney): 'Varieties of intolerance: religious and secular' (lecture to the Newman Society, in series 'Religion in the public square'), Divinity School, Bodleian, 4 p.m. (enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org).
PROFESSOR RUTH PHILIPS: ' "Learning to feed off controversies": meeting the challenges of translation and recovery in Canadian museums' (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology: departmental seminars), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 64 Banbury Road, 4 p.m.
CHRIS HUHNE, MP: 'Fair play for politicians?' (Media and Politics seminars), Seminar Room, Nuffield, 5 p.m.
CÉCILE LABORDE: 'Critical republicanism: the hijab controversy and political philosophy' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.
PROFESSOR E.J. MILNER-GULLAND: 'Conserving the saiga antelope: science in a changing world' (Heron-Allen Lecture), Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret Hall, 5.15 p.m. (enquiries: email@example.com).
Saturday 7 March
WORKSHOP: 'Gender, sexuality, and the city', St John's College Research Centre, 10.30 a.m.–4 p.m. (to attend, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Sunday 8 March
THE REVD DR MICHAEL PIRET: ' "Church-monuments" and "Vertue": intimations of mortality' (second of two Lenten Sermons on George Herbert), Sung Eucharist, the chapel, Magdalen, 11 a.m.
THE REVD CANON CHRISTOPHER TUCKWELL preaches the Sermon for the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin, Oriel, 6 p.m.
ROBERT WEATHERBURN and OLIVIER MARECHAL, piano duo: works by Mozart, Mendelssohn, Schubert and Rachmaninov (Balliol Concerts), Balliol, 9 p.m. (Admission free. Further details at http://users.ox.ac.uk/~kch/musicsoc)
Monday 9 March
Note: cancellation of seminar. The seminar due to have been given by Dr Toni Erskine, on the subject 'Kicking bodies and damning souls: the danger of harming "innocent" individuals while punishing "delinquent" states' (Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law, and Armed Conflict series: 'Strengthening international authority'), at 1 p.m. today in the James Martin Twenty-first Century School (Old Indian Institute, Broad Street), has been cancelled.
RESEARCH SERVICES: upgraded version of funding opportunities database available from today—further at www.admin.ox.ac.uk/rso/oxonly/findfunding/rr_update.shtml.
LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Personnel management seminars: managing employee conduct and performance', 9.30 a.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).
DR ELIZABETH HALLAM: 'Anatomical models: cultures of making, use, and display' (Medical Anthropology Research Seminars: 'Materiality in medicine'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 61 Banbury Road, 11 a.m.
PROFESSOR TIM DIXON and DR RAJAT GUPTA: 'A low-carbon built environment for the twenty-first century' (Environmental Law Discussion Group meeting), Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, Hayes House, 75 George Street, 1 p.m.
REBEKAH LEE: 'Mobility, migration, and the management of death in South Africa' (seminar series: 'Local and global perspectives in the history of medicine'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 47 Banbury Road, 2.15 p.m.
ELISA SCHAAR: 'Pulling Warhol's silkscreens: Sturtevant's original repetitions' (Ruskin Contemporary Art and Theory Seminars)l, Old Masters' Studio, Ruskin School, 4 p.m.
PROFESSOR WENDY BICKMORE: 'Spatial reorganisation of the genome during differentiation and development' (J.W. Jenkinson Memorial Lecture), Lecture Theatre B, Zoology/Psychology Building, 5 p.m.
PROFESSOR PETER NEWELL: 'Governing clean development' (Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment seminars: 'The governance of climate change'), Smith School, Hayes House, 75 George Street, 5 p.m.
PROFESSOR BEN QUASH: 'How can Job contemplate the dead Christ? Some reflections on typological uses of the Bible in the light of Carpaccio's painting' ('The Bible in art, music, and literature' seminar series: Hussey Seminar), Danson Room, Trinity, 5 p.m.
OXFORD UNIVERSITY SOCIETY: deadline 5 p.m. for awards to current students, for travel, and to assist sportspeople (see www.alumni.ox.ac.uk/student_awards/ ).
DR DAVID ARMSTRONG: 'What is the proper object of a psychoanalytic approach to working with organisations?' (Interdisciplinary Seminars in Psychoanalysis), Seminar Room, St John's College Research Centre, 45 St Giles', 8.15 p.m. (to attend, e-mail: email@example.com).
Tuesday 10 March
LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Introductory Certificate in Management' (for academics and researchers) (day 5), 9.30 a.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).
PAUL SCHULTE: 'Morality and war: public support and strategic patience in counter-insurgency campaigns' (Oxford Leverhulme Programme on the Changing Character of War: lunchtime discussion seminars), Seminar Room G, Manor Road Building, 1 p.m.
DECLAN DONNELLAN: 'Staging the Greeks today: a personal view' (Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama lecture), Lecture Theatre, Classics Centre, 2.15 p.m. (enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org).
DR HUGO SLIM: 'The role of business in post-conflict state-building' (seminars: 'Controversies in post-conflict state-building'), Seminar Room C, Manor Road Building, 2.30 p.m.
PROFESSOR RICHARD PARISH: 'Particularity and salvation' (Bampton Lectures: 'Le christianisme est étrange: Christian particularity in writing of the French seventeenth century'), University Church, 5 p.m.
PROFESSOR JOHN DUNN, JOHN HORAM, MP, and CONSTANZA STELZENMÜLLER: 'Democracy: who wants it?' (St Antony's College Visiting Parliamentary Fellows Seminar: 'Democracy: who wants it?'—final seminar in series), Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.
DR CARL LEVY: 'Italy and its racisms' (lecture), Lecture Room 1, Christ Church, 5 p.m.
RACHEL HINTON: 'Culture and social policy in developing countries: a perspective from UK development policy' (Department of Social Policy and Social Work seminars: 'Values, ideas, and welfare cultures in comparative perspective'), Violet Butler Room, Barnett House, 5 p.m.
DR JOHN WEAVER: 'The challenge of evolutionary theory for the twenty- first century Church' (Oxford Centre for Christianity and Culture public lectures: 'Darwin reconsidered: marking the 150th anniversary of On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection'), Regent's Park, 5 p.m.
JENNIFER ROBINSON: 'Transitional "justice" in East Timor and post-Suharto Indonesia' (Transitional Justice Research Seminars), Seminar Room D, Manor Road Building, 5 p.m.
PROFESSOR TIMOTHY GARTON ASH: ' "A footnote in world history": the GDR as memory, myth, and history' (lecture series: 'From "Stasiland" to "Ostalgie": remembering the GDR—twenty years on'), Noël Salter Room, New College, 5.30 p.m. (full details at www.mod-langs.ox.ac.uk/ge rman/rememberthegdr).
PROFESSOR LORD (COLIN) RENFREW: 'Becoming human: changing perspectives in human evolution 150 years after Darwin' (Keble College Archaeology Lectures), O'Reilly Lecture Theatre, Keble, 5.30 p.m. (open to all members of the University).
MIKE KIM: 'Escaping North Korea' (talk and book-signing), Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 7.30 p.m.
Wednesday 11 March
CHARLES CLARKE, MP, lectures in series 'Lessons in Government', Lecture Room XI, Brasenose, 11 a.m.
RICHARD DOWDEN: 'The state of journalism in Africa' (Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism seminars), Barclay Room, Green Templeton, 12 noon (enquiries: email@example.com k).
KIERON O'HARA: 'Autonomy, privacy, and online personalisation: rights and responsibilities' (workshop series: 'Technology, individuality, and public policy'), Seminar Room, Oxford Internet Institute, 1 St Giles', 12.30 p.m. (register with name and affiliation to: firstname.lastname@example.org).
ORGAN RECITAL: Matthew Burgess, the chapel, Queen's, 1.10 p.m. (admission free, with retiring collection).
PROFESSOR JOHN RICHES: 'The literal meaning of the Bible and the search for "what Paul wanted" ' (Hensley Henson Lectures: 'Literary history and the understanding of Scripture'), Schools, 5 p.m.
PROFESSOR RICHARD THOMSON: 'Naturalism strikes back: tradition, consensus, rupture' (Slade Lectures: 'Style versus the state: naturalism and avant-gardism in Third Republic France, 1880–1900'), University Museum of Natural History, 5 p.m.
JENIK RADON: 'The problems of transborder pipelines: BTC, BTE, Trans- Caspian and Nabucco' (lecture series: 'Geopolitics of energy'), Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.
DR EVRIM BIN BAS: 'The constitutional crisis of the fifteenth century and the Timurid antecedents of the early modern Islamic discourse on the absolute monarch' (seminar series: 'Ottomans, Safavids, and Mughals: strategies of central power'), Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, George Street, 5 p.m.
DR JAMES BEACH: 'Haig and Charteris: intelligence myths and realities, 1916–18' (Military History Seminars), Wharton Room, All Souls, 5.15 p.m.
THE CHOIRS OF HARRIS MANCHESTER AND PEMBROKE COLLEGES perform Stainer's Crucifixion, the Chapel, Harris Manchester, 5.30 p.m. (admission free, with retiring collection). '
'BEOWULF'S BOXER-SHORTS: 1,300 years of English poetry stripped down to its rhythmic essentials'. MICHAEL GEORGE GIBSON, who intends to stand for election to the Professorship of Poetry, presents this show (poetry, and some music), in the Danson Room, Trinity, 6 p.m. (admission free, and open to all members of the University; booking not required).
PAMELA J. BJORKMAN: 'Your mother's antibodies: how you get them and how we might improve them to combat HIV' (Dorothy Hodgkin Memorial Lecture), Lecture Theatre, University Museum of Natural History, 6.30 p.m.
DR CHRISTINE KRUEGER: 'Are we not brothers? French and German Jews in the Franco-Prussian War, 1870–1' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 8 p.m.
COLIN CARR (cello) and THOMAS SAUER (piano) perform works by Mendelssohn, Schumann, and Brahms, Auditorium, St John's, 8.30 p.m. (admission by free programme, available from the college lodge).
Thursday 12 March
CONFERENCE: 'Obscenity in Renaissance France', Maison Française. (Continues on 13 and 14 March in Lady Margaret Hall. Enquiries: email@example.com)
PROFESSOR CHRISTINA VICTOR and DR WENDY MARTIN: 'Families and caring in south Asian communities' (Oxford Institute of Ageing seminar series: 'Ageing and ethnic diversity'), Seminar Room G, Manor Road Building, 12.30 p.m.
JACUELINE DU PRÉ MUSIC BUILDING: end of term all-comers musical medley, 1.15 p.m. (admission free).
LIAM DOLAN, PETER HOLLAND, and ERIC WERNER: 'Complexity in multicellular lineages' (lecture series: 'Darwin's lost world: the early history of life and the planet'), Lecture Theatre, Department of Earth Sciences, 2 p.m.
BRIDGET ANDERSON: 'Smoke, mirrors, and magic numbers: immigration and labour markets' (ESRC Centre on Migration, Policy, and Society seminars: 'Immigration and low-wage labour markets'), Institute of Human Sciences, Pauling Centre, 58a Banbury Road, 2 p.m. (further information at www.compas.ox.ac.uk/e vents/seminars_lectures.shtml).
CONFERENCE in Maison Française 'History of Chemistry' series: 'The chemical apothecary in the eighteenth century', Centre for the History of Medicine, Oxford Brookes, 3–5 p.m. (enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org).
PROFESSOR PAUL WILES, PROFESSOR IAN LOADER, and other speakers: 'Does crime policy need criminology, and does criminology need crime policy?' (debate, concluding this term's All Souls Criminology Seminars), Old Library, All Souls, 3.30 p.m. (enquiries: email@example.com).
DR ANDREW MAYNARD: 'Rethinking science and technology innovation for the twenty-first century: a nanoscale perspective' (James Martin Twenty-first Century School seminar series: 'Global governance challenges'), Seminar Room, Old Indian Institute, Broad Street, 3.30 p.m.
INTERNATIONAL GENDER STUDIES CENTRE: celebration of International Women's Day, Seminar Room 1, Queen Elizabeth House, 3.30 p.m.
DR ALAN SKELTON: 'Too good to be true? Teaching excellence in higher education' (Oxford Learning Institute: Research Seminars), level 2, Littlegate House, St Ebbe's, 4 p.m. (to attend, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
PROFESSOR JOHN RICHES: 'Being found by the Bible: Coleridge and biblical inspiration' (Hensley Henson Lectures: 'Literary history and the understanding of Scripture'), Schools, 5 p.m.
DR ISTVAN HONT: 'Political economy: nationalism, emulation, and war' (Carlyle Lectures: 'Visions of politics in commercial society: comparing Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Adam Smith'), Schools, 5 p.m.
PROFESSOR ARTHUR ALDERSON: 'The world city system and global inequality' (Oxford Network for Social Inequality Research seminar), Manor Road Building, 5 p.m.
PROFESSOR JULIET B. SCHOR: 'The social consumer and the sustainability challenge—consumer behaviour, ecological challenge, and the new "social science" ' (Herbert Spencer Lectures: 'Modifying human behaviour'), Lecture Theatre, Medical Sciences Teaching Centre, 5.15 p.m.
JAMES WILLIAMS: 'Confronting crisis, resurrecting the modern: the cinema of Jacques Nolot' (Modern French Seminar), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.
PROFESSOR STEVE RAYNER: 'Technology and transition in the twenty-first century' (Linacre Lectures: 'Societies in transition'), School of Geography and the Environment Main Lecture Theatre, Dyson Perrins Building, 5.30 p.m.
WEATHERALL INSTITUTE OF MOLECULAR MEDICINE: Science Week public lectures by Dr Stephan Feller, Professor David Beeson, John Baker, and Dr Ram Malladi, Seminar Room, WIMM, John Radcliffe Hospital, 6–8 p.m. (Booking not required. Further details at www.imm.ox.ac.uk)
CARMEN BUGAN, Wolfson College Creative Arts Fellow, reads from her latest work: her collection of poems The House of Straw, and her memoir Burying the typewriter, the Buttery, Wolfson, 6.30 p.m.
Friday 13 March
CONFERENCE: 'Genes and environment: Darwin and Lamark revisited', Maison Française, 9 a.m. (Continues tomorrow, 9 a.m.–5.30 p.m. Enquiries: email@example.com)
STUDY-DAY: 'Les plaisirs du goût/the pleasures of taste', Maison Française, 9 a.m.–7 p.m., with showing of Le festin de Babette at 5.15 p.m. (enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org).
LEARNING INSTITUTE seminars: 'Introduction to the University Library Services', 9 a.m.; 'CVs, selection, and interview skills for research staff', 9.30 a.m.; 'Developing management and leadership at Oxford, level 3 (for principal investigators), workshop 5: Good practice in managing projects (2)—financial reporting and budget planning', 12.30 p.m.; 'Springboard' (workshop 3) (for details, see the Learning Institute site).
KATHERINE SWANCUTT: 'Spectres of slavery and a false start to death rites among the Nuosu of Yunnan, China' (Ethnicity and Identity seminars: 'The identity of ghosts: haunting, corporeality, and the spectre'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 51 Banbury Road, 11 a.m.
PETRA SCHLEITER: 'Varieties of semi-presidentialism and the survival of democracy' (Oxford Centre for the Study of Inequality and Democracy seminars), Seminar Room B, Manor Road Building, 1 p.m.
KEN KOTANI: 'Current Japanese intelligence reform; past and present' (Oxford Intelligence Group workshop), Large Lecture Room, Nuffield, 2.30 p.m. (enquiries: email@example.com).
PROFESSOR NELSON GRABURN: 'Anthropological experiments and Inuit ethnoaesthetics: a performance model of artistic agency' (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology: departmental seminars), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 64 Banbury Road, 4 p.m.
DR WANG DAN: 'Rethinking Tiananmen 1989' (lecture), Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m. (enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org).