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Oxford University Gazette, 7 May 2009: Diary

Friday 8 May

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Dealing with stress', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

WORKSHOP: 'Inequality and institutions in industrialised democracies', Department of Politics and International Relations, 10 a.m.–12 noon. (Continues tomorrow. Enquiries: janet.caldwell@nuffield.ox.ac.uk)

THE RT REVD MICHAEL NAZIR-ALI: 'The nature and future of the Anglican Communion' (lecture to the Newman Society), Blue Boar Lecture Theatre, Christ Church, 12 noon (open to all members of the University).

PROFESSOR J.P. SINGH: 'Negotiation and the global information economy' (lecture), Oxford Internet Institute, 4 p.m. (details: www.oii.ox.ac.uk; registration: events@oii.ox.ac.uk).

WORKSHOP: 'The role of patronage in Portuguese and Lusophone politics', St John's, 4–7 p.m. (Continues tomorrow. Enquiries: janet.caldwell@nuffield.ox.ac.uk)

MICHAEL BOYD in conversation with DR JULIE CURTIS: 'Revolutions and the Russian theatre' (Ilchester Lecture), Main Hall, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

SANDRA KAISER lectures in series: 'Lessons in government', Lecture Room XI, Brasenose, 5 p.m.

JANE CORBIN: 'Reporting the Middle East' (seminar series: Media and politics), Seminar Room, Nuffield, 5 p.m.

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Saturday 9 May

STUDY DAY: 'Evil and suffering in the Durkheimian mode', Maison Française, 10.30 a.m.þ4.30 p.m. (enquiries: maison@herald.ox.ac.uk).

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Sunday 10 May

THE REVD PROFESSOR MARK CHAPMAN preaches on E.B. Pusey, the chapel, Oriel, 6 p.m.

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Monday 11 May

WORKSHOP: 'The democratisation of Portugal, 1961–82: the thirty-fifth anniversary of 25 April 1974', Department of Politics and International Relations, 9 a.m.–7 p.m (enquiries: janet.caldwell@nuffield.ox.ac.uk).

CONFERENCE: 'Richard Nixon and the making of modern America', with keynote lecture by Professor David Greenberg, Rothermere American Institute, from 9.30 a.m. (further information and registration: www.nixonconference.net).

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Personnel management seminars: job evaluation and reward', 9.30 a.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

PROFESSOR IAN HURD: 'The enigma of Article 2(4): interests and norms in IR theory' (Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict seminars), Seminar Room G, Manor Road Building, 11 a.m.

ALUN WITHEY: 'A silent partner? Wales and the wider medical world, c.1600–1750' (seminar series: 'Medicine, surgery, and culture'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER RICKS: 'Ghosts 3. T.S. Eliot and the ghost of Coleridge' (lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

KIP GRESHAM: 'Desperately trying to control the universe' (Hussey Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR DIEGO VENTURINO: 'Le siècle de Louis XIV de Voltaire' (in French) (Besterman Centre for the Enlightenment seminars), Voltaire Foundation, 99 Banbury Road, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR MICHAEL A. CUSUMANO: 'In search of best practice: enduring ideas in strategy, innovation, and technology management' (Clarendon Lectures in Management Studies), Saïd Business School, 5.30 p.m.

RICHARD HEWLINGS: 'Chiswick House: recent historiography' (Oxford Architectural History Seminar), New Seminar Room, St John's, 5.30 p.m.

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Tuesday 12 May

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminars: 'The history of the University', 9.30 a.m.; 'Career pathfinder for research staff', 9.30 a.m.; 'Bringing research into teaching', 12 noon (see information above).

PROFESSOR FRANCIS ROBINSON: 'Islamism, Sayyid Qutb and Egypt' (lecture series: 'The emergence of the modern Muslim world. Part II: Islamic revivalism and Western domination c.1920þ2000'), Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, 10 a.m. (Open only to matriculated members of the University)

PROFESSOR MOHAMMAD TALIB: 'Sacred symbols in the political sphere: fundamentalism/terrorist violence' (lecture series: 'The anthropology of Muslim societies'), Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, 11.30 a.m. (Open only to matriculated members of the University)

PROFESSOR ZHENGMING CHEN: 'A prospective study of 515,000 people in China: the Kadoorie Biobank' (Richard Doll Seminars in Public Health and Epidemiology), Lecture Theatre, Richard Doll Building, Old Road Campus, 1 p.m.

REAR-ADMIRAL SIMON CHARLIER: 'Carrier battle group' (lunchtime discussion seminars: 'Oxford Leverhulme Programme on the Changing Character of War'), Seminar Room G, Manor Road Building, 1 p.m. (enquiries: ccw@politics.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR SIR BRUCE PONDER: 'Common genetic variants and cancer' (Gray Institute for Radiation Oncology and Biology seminar), Richard Doll Lecture Theatre, Old Road Research Campus, 4 p.m.

PROFESSOR ALLEN BUCHANAN: 'Beyond humanity? The ethics of biomedical enhancement' (second of three Uehiro Lectures), Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, 4.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR EDMUND CLARKE: 'Model checking: my twenty-seven-year quest to overcome the state explosion problem' (Oxford Strachey Lectures in Computer Science), Lecture Theatre B, Computing Laboratory, 4.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR JAMES SIMPSON: 'Statues of liberty: iconoclasm and idolatry in the English Revolution' (Clarendon Lectures in English: 'The iniquity of the fathers: iconoclasm in the Anglo-American tradition'), Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

DR CHRISTOPHER DE HAMEL: 'Fragments in bookbindings (2): Orosius, ninth century' (Lyell Lectures in Bibliography: 'Fragments in bookbindings'), Museum of Natural History, 5 p.m.

WILLIAM MILAM (former US ambassador to Bangladesh and Pakistan): 'State failure in South Asia? Praetorian Pakistan, recidivist Bangladesh' (lecture), Lecture Room A, Manor Road Building, 5 p.m.

DR JUDITH SCHEELE: 'Trading in the shari'ah: universalising legal aspirations and the quest for local moral autonomy' (Evans-Pritchard Lectures: 'Smugglers and Shurafâ: Saharan connectivity and the moral unity of the central Sahara'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR JAMES VANDERKAM: 'Group controversies in the Scrolls' (Speaker's Lectures in Biblical Studies: 'The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Bible'), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR CHUKS OKEREKE: 'Climate policy and business climate strategies: explaining reasons for sluggishness' (Smith School seminar series: 'Environmental regulations and corporate strategy'), Seminar Room, Hayes House, 75 George Street, 5 p.m.

JOHN BOND: 'Australia's Sorry Day and journey of healing' (Oxford Transitional Justice Research Seminars), Seminar Room D, Manor Road Building, 5 p.m. (enquiries: philip.clark@csls.ox.ac.uk).

HELEN RAPPAPORT: 'Challenging orthodoxies on Lenin and the Romanovs: finding new ways of writing history' (lecture series: 'Understanding the self: subjectivity and Russian thought in late imperial and early Soviet Russia'), Dahrendorf Room, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER ROWLAND: ' "I rest not from my great task! To open Eternal Worlds": the visions of William Blake' (Oxford Centre for Christianity and Culture public lectures: 'Alternative worlds'), Collier Room, Regent's Park, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR T. KOH: 'Freedom of navigation and international straits: some recent developments' (Alec Roche Lecture in Public International Law), Gulbenkian Theatre, St Cross Building, 5.15 p.m.

CATHERINE EMERSON: 'No way to treat your mother: understanding Petit Jean de Saintré's rage' (Medieval French seminar series), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m. (enquiries: maison@herald.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR MARJORIE PERLOFF (Weidenfeld Visiting Professor of European Comparative Literature): 'From avant-garde to digital: the legacy of Brazilian concrete poetry' (lecture series: 'Unoriginal genius: constraint, concretism, citation'), Tsuzuki Lecture Theatre, St Anne's, 5.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR MICHAEL A. CUSUMANO: 'Ideas of firm agility: capabilities, "pull systems", scope economies, and flexibility' (Clarendon Lectures in Management Studies: 'In search of best practice: enduring ideas in strategy, innovation, and technology management'), Saïd Business School, 5.30 p.m.

PHILIP PULLMAN: reading, in the Oriel Creative Writing Society's annual reading event, Large Senior Common Room, Oriel, 5.30 p.m. (admission by free ticket, available from antonia.logue@oriel.ox.ac.uk).

SIR MICHAEL RAWLINS: 'Pharmaceutical companies, government and society.' Respondent: Chris Brinsmead (Green Templeton Lectures: 'Addicted to Big Pharma? Reconciling business, medical and ethical needs'), Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 6 p.m.

DR ISRAEL FINKELSTEIN: 'Archaeology, identity, and politics in Israel: can the distant past determine the future?' (lecture series: 'Israel: historical, political, and social aspects'), Harris Lecture Theatre, Oriel, 8 p.m. (further information at www.ihps-oxford.co.uk).

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Wednesday 13 May

DR AFIFI AL-AKITI: 'Democracy and Islam' (lecture series: 'Islam in contemporary society'), Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, 9 a.m. (Open only to matriculated members of the University)

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminars: 'Personnel management seminars: discretionary/merit pay', 9.30 a.m., and 'Examining in Objective Structured Clinical Examinations', 2 p.m. (see information above).

PROFESSOR JOHN NAUGHTON: 'A grief observed: print journalists and the Internet' (Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism seminar series), Barclay Room, Green Templeton, 12 noon (enquiries: kate.hanneford-smith@politics.ox.ac.u k).

THIRTY-MINUTE RECITAL of music for recorder, violin, and voice by Handel, Kreisler, Schumann, Vaughan Williams, and Butterworth, Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's, 1.15 p.m. (Admission free. See further at www.st-hildas.ox.ac.uk/index.php/jdp/ )

PROFESSOR LAURIE MAGUIRE: 'Representing Helen of Troy' (Friends of the Bodleian thirty-minute lecture), Cecil Jackson Room, Sheldonian, 1 p.m. (Admission free. Enquiries: fob@bodley.ox.ac.uk)

ORGAN RECITAL: organist Andrew Benson-Wilson, the chapel, Queen's, 1.10 p.m. (admission free, with retiring collection).

DR JUDITH SCHEELE: 'Turning movement into place: contemporary Saharan cities and the pitfalls of "hybridity" ' (Evans-Pritchard Lectures: 'Smugglers and Shurafâ: Saharan connectivity and the moral unity of the central Sahara'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR JAMES VANDERKAM: 'The Scrolls and the New Testament Gospels' (Speaker's Lectures in Biblical Studies: 'The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Bible'), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR RIM TURKMANI: 'Seventeenth-century England and Arabic science' (Islam and science seminars), Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, 5 p.m.

DAVID ROBEY: 'E-science in the arts and humanities' (Digital Humanities seminar), Maison Française, 5 p.m. (enquiries: maison@herald.ox.ac.uk).

DR KATE DAVIDSON: ' "It came by itself, it'll go by itself": older men's attitude to health and illness', and DR JONATHAN SCOURFIELD: 'Gendered suicide in the context of relationship breakdown' (seminar series: 'Rethinking gender in the twenty-first century: masculinities, well-being, and health'), Dahrendorf Room, St Antony's, 5 p.m. (enquiries: yiu.suen@sant.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR TERRY KLEEMAN: 'Ritual, merit, and apotheosis among the Red-head Daoist priests of northern Taiwan' (seminar series: 'Eastern medicines and religions: Chinese nurturing life practices'), Pauling Centre, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR ARCHIE BROWN: 'Why did Communism end when it did?' (lecture, chaired by Professor Margaret MacMillan), Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR MICHAEL A. CUSUMANO: 'Ideas on broader views of the product firm: platforms and services' (Clarendon Lectures in Management Studies: 'In search of best practice: enduring ideas in strategy, innovation, and technology management'), Saïd Business School, 5.30 p.m.

LORD PUTTNAM: 'We're the people we've been waiting for' (Bynum Tudor Lecture: a personal view of how the world of education and learning will develop over the next decade), Balfour Building, Kellogg, 5.30 p.m. (enquiries: ana.pastega@kellogg.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR ISRAEL FINKELSTEIN: 'Jerusalem in the Persian period and the Wall of Nehemia' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 8 p.m.

PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER RICKS and DAVID FERRY: poetry reading, Old Common Room, Balliol, 8.15 p.m.

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Thursday 14 May

DR ADEEL MALIK: 'Volatility of private international capital flows' (lecture series: 'International trade and finance'), Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, 9 a.m. (Open only to matriculated members of the University)

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Handling conflict' (day 1), 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

DR KAREN CROUCHER: 'Housing choice and aspirations in later life' (seminar series: 'Home and place in an ageing world'), Seminar Room F, Manor Road Building, 12.30 p.m.

ELSA DAWSON: 'Turning discourse into reality: integrating gender equality in aid organisations' (International Gender Studies: research in progress), Seminar Room 1, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR ROGER ZETTER: 'Refuge or rejection? Eliminating asylum from UK immigration policy' (ESRC Centre of Migration, Policy, and Society seminars: 'The agency of borders: perspectives on UK immigration policy and practice'), Pauling Centre, 58a Banbury Road, 2 p.m. (further information: www.compas.ox.ac.uk/events/).

ROBERT BUDD and HASOK CHANG: 'Chemical philosophy in the nineteenth century' (Maison Française seminar series: 'History of chemistry'), History Faculty, George Street, 3 p.m. (enquiries: maison@herald.ox.ac.uk).

DR LORI BRESLOW: 'Transplanting pedagogies: MIT experiments with small-group teaching' (Oxford Learning Institute: research seminars), Level 2, Littlegate House, 4 p.m. (to attend, e-mail: research@learning.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR JAMES VANDERKAM: 'The Scrolls, the Acts of the Apostles, and the letters of Paul' (Speaker's Lectures in Biblical Studies: 'The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Bible'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR JAMES SIMPSON: 'Under the hammer: iconoclasm and the Enlightenment' (Clarendon Lectures in English: 'The iniquity of the fathers: iconoclasm in the Anglo-American tradition'), Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

DR CHRISTOPHER DE HAMEL: 'Fragments in bookbindings (3): Thomas Aquinas, late thirteenth century' (Lyell Lectures in Bibliography: 'Fragments in bookbindings'), Museum of Natural History, 5 p.m.

SIR ROGER SANDS and ROBERT ROGERS: 'The "modernisation" of the Commons—the dream and the outcome' (seminar series: 'Constitutional change after eleven Labour years'), Summer Common Room, Magdalen, 5 p.m. (the Chatham House Rule applies).

SIR MAX HASTINGS: 'The limits of force in the Middle East: Iraq and Afghanistan' (second of two Leonard Stein Lectures), Saskatchewan Room, Exeter, 5 p.m.

KEN LIVINGSTONE lectures in series 'Lessons in government', Lecture Room XI, Brasenose, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR BRIAN DAVIES: 'Philosophical issues in science and mathematics' (Founder's Lecture), Auditorium, St John's, 5 p.m. (enquiries: alumni.office@sjc.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR CYNTHIA SHELMERDINE: 'Mycenean kings and commoners' (Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents lecture), Lecture Room, Ioannou School, 5 p.m.

WILL MCMORRAN: 'Sade and the ethics of fictional violence' (Early modern French seminar series), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m. (enquiries: maison@herald.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR MARJORIE PERLOFF (Weidenfeld Visiting Professor of European Comparative Literature): 'Oulipian ideogrammatics: Charles Bernstein's "poem including history" ' (lecture series: 'Unoriginal genius: constraint, concretism, citation'), Tsuzuki Lecture Theatre, St Anne's, 5.30 p.m.

RICHARD DAWKINS lectures on Charles Darwin: 'There is grandeur in this view of life' (Wolfson College Lectures: 'Lives and works'), the Hall, Wolfson, 6 p.m.

PROFESSOR ALAN MORRISON, PROFESSOR ALAN BOWMAN and DR CHRISTOPHER MCKENNA discuss what can be learnt from business history about the current financial crisis, Saïd Business School, 6 p.m. (for information and to register: www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/events).

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Friday 15 May

CONFERENCE: 'The background of Cudworth's ethics in early modern moral philosophy' (continues tomorrow), Maison Française (enquiries: maison@herald.ox.ac.uk).

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Dealing with stress in your teams: a course for managers', 9.30 a.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

PROFESSOR CAROL SANGER: 'Not pictured: abortion and the visual construction of loss' (Oxford Centre for Family Law and Policy Seminar), Department of Social Policy and Social Work, 12 noon.

DR PETER ANDREAS: 'Blue helmets and black markets: the business of survival in the siege of Sarajevo' (Extra-Legal Governance Institute lecture), Seminar Room A, Manor Road Building, 1 p.m.

ADEEL MALIK: 'Finance, politics, and inequality—an empirical investigation' (seminar), Seminar Room B, Manor Road Building, 1 p.m. (enquiries: janet.caldwell@nuffield.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR DAVID GELLNER (Professor of Social Anthropology): 'The awkward social science? Anthropology on schools, elections, and revolution in Nepal' (Inaugural Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m. [This from Alison Miles 17.12.08; title from same 27.2.09]

PROFESSOR THOMAS RAWSKI: 'China's economy: past, present, and future' (Astor Lecture), Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m. (further details at www.chinacentre.ox.ac.uk). [From veronique cubillie-ratio, 26.2.09]

PROFESSOR MAIRE HERBERT: 'British saints in Ireland, Irish saints in Britain: the view from hagiography' (O'Donnell Lecture), Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

GEOFF MULGAN lectures in series 'Lessons in government', Lecture Room XI, Brasenose, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR THOMAS RAWSKI: 'China's economy: past, present, and future' (Visiting Astor Lecture), Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

PHILIP BASSETT: 'The Westminster world' (seminar series: Media and Politics), Seminar Room, Nuffield, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR PEDRO MANUEL CÁTEDRA: 'Uso y usos de la literatura en la Edad Media española' (Taylor Special Lecture), Room 2, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

THE REVD PROFESSOR ALISTER MCGRATH: 'Religious and scientific faith: the case of Charles Darwin's Origin of Species' (Eric Symes Abbott Memorial Lecture), the chapel, Keble, 5.30 p.m.

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