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Oxford University Gazette, 16 October 2008: Diary

Friday 17 October

STAFF OF THE PITT RIVERS MUSEUM: 'Behind the scenes at the Pitt Rivers Museum: research and other projects' (Research Seminars in Material and Visual Anthropology), Pitt Rivers Museum Research Centre (entrance through Robinson Close), 1 p.m.

OPEN MEETING to discuss the future development of the University's libraries, with Bodley's Librarian, Nelson Mandela Lecture Theatre, Saïd Business School, 2 p.m. (open to all staff and students of the University).

JACK SNYDER: 'A realist approach to the strategy of humanitarianism' (seminar series: 'Refugees in international relations'), Swire Room, University (12 Merton Street), 2 p.m.

ULF HANNERZ: 'Images of the world, now and next: global scenarios as texts and transnational cultural phenomena' (Social and Cultural Anthropology seminars), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 64 Banbury Road, 4.10 p.m.

JONATHAN POWELL: 'Handling the media' ('Media and Politics' seminars), Seminar Room, Nuffield, 5 p.m.

HENRY LAURENS: 'The United Arab Republic through Syrian memoirs' (Le Collège de France à Oxford lecture series), Maison Française, 5 p.m.

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Monday 20 October

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminars: 'The history of the University', 9.30 a.m., and 'Listening skills' (day 2), 9.30 a.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

DR DAVID SHANKLAND: 'Changing gender roles amongst the Alevi community in Turkey' (Fertility and Reproduction Seminars: 'Islam, sexuality, and transgression), Seminar Room, 61 Banbury Road, 11 a.m.

PROFESSOR MANUEL CASTELLS: 'Communication power' (seminar series), Oxford Internet Institute, 2 p.m. (to attend, send name and affiliation details to: events@oii.ox.ac.uk).

DR MARGARET JONES: 'Malaria in the Caribbean: the Jamaican experience, 1880–1965' (seminar series: 'Health, disease and medicine since 1800'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 2.15 p.m.

LORD PATTEN OF BARNES: 'Ethics and foreign policy—an impossible mix' (Las Casas Lecture), Blackfriars, 5 p.m. (tickets required: apply to secretary@bfriars.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR MASAHIKO AOKI: 'Corporations as embodying cognitive systems' (Clarendon Lectures in Management Studies: 'Corporations, games, and societies'), Saïd Business School, 5 p.m. (admission free and open to the public; enquiries: keira.mcdermott@oup.com).

PROFESSOR RONNIE HSIA: 'Elective affinities: the Jesuits and China in the early modern World' (Faculty of History: Special Faculty Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

ALEXANDER BETTS: 'International cooperation and the global refugee regime' (seminar series: 'Refugees in international relations'), Lecture Theatre, Manor Road Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR FRANKWALD MÖHREN: 'DEAF: an etymological dictionary of Old French, or, On the necessity of historical lexicography' (Oxford English Dictionary Forum), Rewley House, 5 p.m. (open to all members of the University).

SIR DAVID PEPPER: 'From the Cold War to the digital age: the transformation of GCHQ' (Oxford Intelligence Group seminar), Large Lecture Room, Nuffield, 5.30 p.m.

INTERDISCIPLINARY SEMINARS IN THE STUDY OF RELIGION: The Baptism of Jesus Christ (documentary preview), Harris Lecture Theatre, Oriel, 7.45 p.m.

LOUISE BRADDOCK: 'Is psychoanalysis an academic discipline? Should it be one?' (Interdisciplinary seminars in psychoanalysis), Seminar Room, St John's College Research Centre, 8.15 p.m. (to attend, e-mail: paul.tod@sjc.ox.ac.uk).

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Tuesday 21 October

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Introductory Certificate in Management' (for administrative, technical, and professional staff) (day 3), 9.30 a.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

PROFESSOR PETER KING: 'The future of social housing' (Housing Seminars), Large Lecture Room, Nuffield, 1 p.m. (to reserve a place, e-mail: events@socres.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR MANUEL CASTELLS: 'Communication power' (seminar series), Oxford Internet Institute, 2 p.m. (to attend, send name and affiliation details to: events@oii.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR STEPHEN BELL (Professor of Microbiology): 'The evolution of DNA replication' (Inaugural Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR DOREEN MASSEY: 'What's left of place? What possibility for a place-based radical politics in the current globalised world?' (Clarendon Lectures in Geography: 'Voices of places'), O'Reilly Theatre, Keble, 5 p.m. (admission free and open to the public; enquiries: keira.mcdermott@oup.com).

H.E. MAURICE GOURDAULT-MONTAGNE (Ambassador of France): 'From Georgia to the Mediterranean: what is the French presidency doing for Europe in the world?' (seminar), European Studies Centre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR DIETER HELM: 'Climate change, European energy policy and the Copenhagen Summit: time for realism?' (Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment seminar series: 'Environmental and ecological economics', Smith School, Hayes House, George Street, 5 p.m.

MARTIN CONWAY: 'Political legitimacy: a historical approach' (seminar series: 'History of political thought'), Swire Seminar Room, University, 5 p.m.

DR MUTHIAH ALAGAPPA: 'China and the changing Asian strategic landscape' (seminar series: 'China and the World: History, Politics and Security'), Dahrendorf Room, Founder's Building, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

BOOK-LAUNCH: Caribbean Diaspora and the Church, with Dr Delroy Reid-Salmon, Professor Paul Fiddes, Dr Anthony Reddie, and Dr Michael Jagessar, Regent's Park, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR MASAHIKO AOKI: 'Corporations embedded in societies' (Clarendon Lectures in Management Studies: 'Corporations, games, and societies'), Saïd Business School, 5.15 p.m. (admission free and open to the public; enquiries: keira.mcdermott@oup.com).

DR REIDAR DUE: 'Introduction to the films of Krysztof Kieslowski' (lecture, opening series of Kieslowki's films), Maison Française, 7 p.m. (followed by showing of La double vie de Véronique at 8 p.m).

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Wednesday 22 October

LEARNING INSTITUTE online courses begin: 'Undergraduate admissions interviewing' and 'Recruitment and selection' (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Proof-reading', 9.30 a.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

BLACK HISTORY MONTH: 'Zivani Festival!'—a day of African cultural events, with local community groups, Rewley House, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

TONY BORDEN: 'The journalism of hate, and what we can do about it' (Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism seminars), Committee Room, Green Templeton, 12 noon.

ORGAN RECITAL—the complete Bach trio sonatas (I): Steven Grahl (New College), the chapel, Queen's, 1.10 p.m. (admission free, with a retiring collection).

PROFESSOR MANUEL CASTELLS: 'Communication power' (seminar series), Oxford Internet Institute, 2 p.m. (to attend, send name and affiliation details to: events@oii.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR T.M.O. CHARLES-EDWARDS: 'Old Irish' (lecture series: 'Introducing ancient languages'), Voltaire Room, Taylor Institution, 4 p.m.

DR KATERINA DALACOURA: 'Islam and human rights' (Centre for Socio- Legal Studies seminars: 'Interdisciplinary perspectives on human rights'), Manor Road Building, 4.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR DOREEN MASSEY: 'Places in a revolution: theories of place meet politics in revolutionary Venezuela' (Clarendon Lectures in Geography: 'Voices of places'), O'Reilly Theatre, Keble, 5 p.m. (admission free and open to the public; enquiries: keira.mcdermott@oup.com).

PROFESSOR H.H. KOH: 'Law as globalisation' (5 p.m), and 'Law of globalisation' (6.15 p.m) (Clarendon Law Lectures: 'On law and globalisation'), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building (admission free and open to the public; enquiries: keira.mcdermott@oup.com).

PROFESSOR ROBERT HAHN lectures in Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment seminar series: 'Environmental and ecological economics', Smith School, Hayes House, George Street, 5 p.m.

JOSEPH SASSOON: 'The Iraqi refugees post the 2003 war' (Refugee Studies Centre public seminars), Seminar Room 1, Department of International Development, 5 p.m. (enquiries: rsc@qeh.ox.ac.uk).

JASON HART: 'Young people in conflict: the implications for education' (seminar series: 'Conflict, development, and education'), Deakin Room, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

MARK VESSEY: 'Augustine's literary professions' (Oxford Centre for Late Antiquity lecture), Ioannou Centre, 66 St Giles', 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR FRANCIS ROBINSON: 'Crisis of authority: crisis of Islam?' (seminar series: 'History, politics and culture of the Islamic world'), Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, George Street, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR MASAHIKO AOKI: 'Corporations and societies co-evolving' (Clarendon Lectures in Management Studies: 'Corporations, games, and societies'), Saïd Business School, 5.15 p.m. (admission free and open to the public; enquiries: keira.mcdermott@oup.com).

PROFESSOR KALYPSO NICOLAÏDIS: 'Living with your European demoi-cracy' (The European Movement—Open Meeting), European Studies Centre, St Antony's, 7.30 p.m.

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Thursday 23 October

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Personnel management seminars: managing employee conduct and performance', 9.30 a.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

DR WILLIAM JACKSON: 'Retirement policies and the life cycle: current trends and future prospects' (Oxford Institute of Ageing seminars: 'Pensions and economics of ageing', Seminar Room G, Manor Road Building, 12.30 p.m.

DR FERNANADA PIRIE: 'Non-state legal processes in the Tibetan region' (Extra-legal Governance and Organised Crime Discussion Group Seminar Series: 'Informal governance'), Seminar Room D, Manor Road Building, 12.45 p.m.

MYLES HARTLEY, organ: favourite pieces and musical themes, including works by Clarke, Gowers, Handel, and Grainger, the chapel, Harris Manchester, 1.30 p.m. (admission free, with a retiring collection).

MARK VINER performs piano works by Beethoven and Alkan (thirty-minute recital), Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's, 1.15 p.m. (admission free; further information at www.st-hildas.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR BILL JORDAN: 'Shifting boundaries: migration, welfare and the credit crunch' (ESRC Centre on Migration, Policy and Society seminars: 'Migration, welfare and inequalities'), Seminar Room, Pauling Centre, 2 p.m. (further details at www.compas.ox.ac.uk/e vents/seminars_lectures.shtml).

FRANCO GIUDICE: 'Galileo's Sidereus Nuncius in England: early diffusion and reception' (Problems in the History of Science seminars: 'The powers of science: negotiating and circulating knowledge in the early modern period'), Colin Matthew Room, History Faculty, 3 p.m.

DR MALCOLM MCCULLOCH: 'Challenge of the twenty-first century transport system in terms of carbon and energy reduction' (James Martin Twenty-first Century School seminars: 'Twenty-first century challenges—more questions, any answers?'), Old Indian Institute Building, 3.30 p.m.

TONY DUNN: 'Gender, culture and ethnicity in Carol Reed and Wolf Mankowitz's film A kid for two farthings (1955)' (International Gender Studies Centre seminars: 'Gender and Film: Gender in Film'), Queen Elizabeth House, 3.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR MANUEL CASTELLS: 'Power in a network society' (Oxford Internet Institute: public lecture), Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Department of Physics, 4 p.m. (to attend, provide name and affiliation details to: events@oii.ox.ac.uk).

DR MARTIN WOOD: 'Leadership then at all events' (Learning Institute: Research Seminars), Littlegate House, 4 p.m. (to attend, e-mail: research@learning.ox.ac.uk).

PHILIP BLOND: 'Red Tory: a Radically Conservative Catholic Political Economy' (St Stephen's House Michaelmas Term Lecture), St Stephen's House, 16 Marston Street, 4.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR DOREEN MASSEY: 'Place beyond place: a relational politics towards an alternative globalisation' (Clarendon Lectures in Geography: 'Voices of places'), O'Reilly Theatre, Keble, 5 p.m. (admission free and open to the public; enquiries: keira.mcdermott@oup.com).

PROFESSOR H.H. KOH: 'Law in globalisation' (Clarendon Law Lectures: 'On law and globalisation'), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 5 p.m. (admission free and open to the public; enquiries: keira.mcdermott@oup.com).

PROFESSOR SIR JOHN BAKER: 'The constitution after a decade of "reform": turmoil?' (seminar series: 'Towards a new constitutional settlement?'), Summer Common Room, Magdalen, 5 p.m. (the Chatham House Rule applies).

PETER WILEY: 'John Wiley & Sons, Inc., as a global publisher: an insider's perspective' (lecture), Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

HOWARD WHITE: 'Doing better impact evaluation: opening the black box or Pandora's box?' (Development and Sanjaya Lall Programme Seminars), Seminar Room 2, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR JOHN CRAIG: 'The English Reformation by the book, 1536–1642' (Tyndale Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR MICHAEL SHERINGHAM: 'Poetics of the archive: Foucault and Michon' (Modern French Seminar), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

REAR-ADMIRAL CHRISTOPHER PARRY: 'Dealing with the unknown knowns: beyond countering global terrorism' (Pluscarden Programme for the Study of Global Terrorism and Intelligence seminar), Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 6 p.m. (enquiries: pluscarden.programme@sant.ox.ac.uk).

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