University Gazette, 20 November 2008: Diary
Friday 21 November
PROFESSOR GEOFFREY SAMUEL: 'Tibetan ethnicity and global identity: lamas and the international Buddhist community' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminar: 'Performers and performances'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 51 Banbury Road, 11 a.m.
LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Undergraduate admissions interviewing practice', 12 noon (for details, see the Learning Institute site).
CHRISTOPHER EVANS: 'Little problems and small agencies: Darwin's archaeology' (Research Seminars in Material and Visual Anthropology), Pitt Rivers Museum Research Centre (entrance through Robinson Close), 1 p.m.
PHILIP ROESSLER: 'Electoral dominance in authoritarian regimes' (Oxford Centre for the Study of Inequality and Democracy seminars), Seminar Room B, Manor Road Building, 1 p.m.
RAMON SORRO: 'Seeing like a god: the work of prophetic imagination in Africa' (Social and Cultural Anthropology seminars), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 64 Banbury Road, 4.10 p.m.
PROFESSOR J. BARROW: 'The constants of nature' (Dennis Sciama Memorial Lecture), Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, 4.15 p.m.
MONIQUE DAGNAUD and DAVID LEVY: 'The politics of public service broadcasting in Britain and France' ('Media and Politics' seminars), Seminar Room, Nuffield, 5 p.m.
PROFESSOR AKIRA IRIYE: 'Transnational moments' (Astor Lecture), Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.
MARK CARNEY (Governor, Bank of Canada): 'Price level targeting: a new frontier in monetary policy?' (Canada Seminar), Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret Hall, 5.15 p.m. (enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org).
JAZZ CONCERT with Gwilym Simcock (Jazz Musician of the Year 2007) and his trio Neon, Holywell Music Room, 8.15 p.m. (tickets £5, concessions £2, available at the door only).
Saturday 22 November
CONFERENCE: 'Public service broadcasting in Britain and France compared: the Copé Commission and the new draft broadcasting law compared with the BBC Charter renewal and the debate over the future of public service broadcasting', Maison Française, 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Sunday 23 November
HARUKO MOTOHASHI (violin) and MASACHI NISHIYAMA (piano) perform works by Elgar, Beethoven, and Messiaen, Wolfson, 5.30 p.m. (entrance £5, concessions £3; proceeds in aid of African Medical and Research Foundation).
CANON DR JENNY TE PAA preaches the Sermon on the Sin of Pride, New College, 6 p.m.
Monday 24 November
MEETING to introduce the new Graduate Supervision System for supervisors and directors of graduate studies: Medical Sciences, Seminar Room 1, Teaching Suite, West Wing/Children's Hospital, John Radcliffe Hospital (level 2), 10 a.m. (enquiries: StudentSystems.email@example.com c.uk).
DR DAVID EDWARDS: 'Erectile dysfunction and Muslim men; is this a hard topic for them to raise?' (Fertility and Reproduction Seminars: 'Islam, sexuality, and transgression), Seminar Room, 61 Banbury Road, 11 a.m.
PROFESSOR PHILIP BOBBIT, DR SCOTT BLINDER and DR NIGEL BOWLES: 'The next American administration: change or continuity?' (St Antony's College Warden's Seminar), Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 12.15 p.m. (early arrival recommended).
PROFESSOR MICHAEL WORBOYS: 'Chlamydia: a disease without a history' (seminar series: 'Health, disease and medicine since 1800'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 2.15 p.m.
JEFF KING: 'Judicial deference to expertise in welfare rights adjudication' (Centre for Socio-Legal Studies seminars: 'Interdisciplinary perspectives on human rights'), Manor Road Building, 4.30 p.m.
PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER RICKS (Professor of Poetry): 'Ghosts 1. Anthony Hecht and the Jews' (lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.
PROFESSOR INGOLF DALFERTH: 'The contingency of evil' (Bapsybanoo Marchioness of Winchester Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.
SOPHIA BENZ and ANDREAS HASENCLEVER: 'The global governance of forced migration' (seminar series: 'Refugees in international relations'), Lecture Theatre, Manor Road Building, 5 p.m.
XAVIER VIGNA: 'May–June 1968 in France: events and movements' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.
Tuesday 25 November
LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Introductory Certificate in Management' (for administrative, technical, and professional staff) (day 6), 9.30 a.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).
MEETING to introduce the new Graduate Supervision System for supervisors and directors of graduate studies: Social Sciences, Seminar Room C, Law Faculty, 10 a.m. (enquiries: StudentSystems.firstname.lastname@example.org c.uk).
PROFESSOR ALAN DANCHEV: 'War photography' (Oxford Leverhulme Programme on the Changing Character of War: lunchtime discussion seminars), Seminar Room G, Manor Road Building, 1 p.m. (enquiries: email@example.com).
ORGAN RECITAL: Alex Hodgkinson (Keble), the chapel, Exeter, 1.10 p.m. (admission free, with retiring collection).
PROFESSOR DAVID KASTAN: 'Moors and merchants of Venice' (Oxford Wells Shakespeare Lectures), Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.
PROFESSOR JEROEN C.J.M. VAN DEN BERGH: 'Effective climate policy is not expensive' (Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment seminar series: 'Environmental and ecological economics', Lecture Hall, Oxford University Centre for the Environment, 5 p.m.
VALENTINA ARENA: 'Liberty in Republican Rome' (seminar series: 'History of political thought'), Swire Seminar Room, University, 5 p.m.
DR JAMES REILLY: 'The role of public opinion in China's Japan policy: 1997þ2007' (seminar series: 'China and the World: History, Politics and Security'), Dahrendorf Room, Founder's Building, St Antony's, 5 p.m.
PROFESSOR RON ATKINSON: 'Building sustainable peace in northern Uganda' (Transitional Justice Research Seminars), Lecture Room XI, Brasenose, 5 p.m. (enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org).
ARISTOTELIS BOURATSIS (European Commission) and CHRISTOPHER BICKERTON: 'Europe's "soft power": fiction or action?' (seminar, chaired by Kalypso Nicolaïdis), European Studies Centre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.
PROFESSOR KATHRYN KERBY-FULTON: 'Scepticism, agnosticism, and belief: the spectrum of attitudes towards vision in medieval England' (Medieval Studies Lecture), Schools, 5.15 p.m.
SEÁN HAND: 'Analysing Holocaust narrative: the case of Philippe Grimbert' (Modern French Seminar), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.
PAUL FISHER: 'Raising capital, doing deals' (lecture series: 'Building a business'), Saïd Business School, 5.30 p.m. (Open to all members of the University. Enquiries: email@example.com)
Wednesday 26 November
Note: the seminar which was to have been given by Professor Alan Jones in the David Patterson series, at the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies (8 p.m.), has been cancelled.
MEETINGS to introduce the new Graduate Supervision System for supervisors and directors of graduate studies: Medical Sciences: Seminar Room 1, Teaching Suite, West Wing/Children's Hospital, John Radcliffe Hospital (level 2), 10 a.m.; Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences: Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, 2.15 p.m. (enquiries: StudentSystems.firstname.lastname@example.org c.uk).
MICK FEALTY: 'How the Web is saving journalism, and making it better' (Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism seminars), Committee Room, Green Templeton, 12 noon.
PROFESSOR T.J. REED: 'Out of the labyrinth: Kafka's manuscripts' (Friends of the Bodleian thirty-minute lecture, with display of selected manuscripts from the Bodleian's Kafka archive), Cecil Jackson Room, Sheldonian, 1 p.m. (enquiries: email@example.com).
ORGAN RECITAL: Gareth Price, the chapel, Queen's, 1.10 p.m. (admission free, with retiring collection).
CATHY BELL (mezzo-soprano) performs works by Schumann, Duparc and Britten (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).
FRANÇOIS BOURGUIGNON: 'The millennium development goals halfway' (Oxford Institute for Global Economic Development: inaugural seminar, followed by panel discussion with Paul Collier and Ian Goldin), Lecture Theatre, Manor Road Building, 4 p.m.
PROFESSOR JOHN BAINES: 'Old Egyptian' (lecture series: 'Introducing ancient languages'), Voltaire Room, Taylor Institution, 4 p.m.
PROFESSOR FRANCES KAMM: 'Ethics for enemies: terror, torture and war' (Uehiro Lectures: first of three lectures), Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, 4.30 p.m.
PROFESSOR STEVE WOOLGAR: 'Mundane governance' (J.D. Bernal Prize Lecture), Saïd Business School, 5 p.m. (Admission free and open to the public—advance registration requested: firstname.lastname@example.org)
ALEX DUNCAN: 'Conflict and the drivers of education and development' (seminar series: 'Conflict, development, and education'), Deakin Room, St Antony's, 5 p.m.
CAROLINE WILSON: 'Consuming bodies: fear, luxury and choices in Kerala, South India' (seminar series: 'Eastern medicines and religions: South Asian bodies and medicine'), Pauling Centre, 58 Banbury Road, 5 p.m.
PROFESSOR JOHN MATTHEWS: 'Reading the mind of a traveller: the cultural landscape of the Bordeaux Itinerary' (Oxford Centre for Late Antiquity lecture), Classics Centre, 5 p.m.
DR CRAIG GRAHAM MCKAY: 'Stella Polaris: the activities of Finnish sigint before and during the Second World War, and the remarkable exfiltration of men and materials to Sweden and the establishment of other Western connections' (Oxford Intelligence Group lecture), Large Lecture Room, Nuffield, 5 p.m. (enquiries: email@example.com).
LT.-GEN. NICK PARKER: 'Current operations' (Oxford Leverhulme Programme on the Changing Character of War: campaigning and generalship seminars), Wharton Room, All Souls, 5.15 p.m. (enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Thursday 27 November
MEETINGS to introduce the new Graduate Supervision System for supervisors and directors of graduate studies: Humanities: Lecture Theatre, Classics Centre, 10 a.m.; Medical Sciences: Lecture Theatre, Department of Pharmacology, 2.30 p.m. (enquiries: StudentSystems.email@example.com c.uk).
HARRIS MANCHESTER MUSICIANS explore themes of minimalism in music, with pieces by Cage, Reich, and Toch, the chapel, Harris Manchester, 1.30 p.m. (admission free, with retiring collection; enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org).
PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER GAINE: 'Education and migration: diversity reaches the White Highlands' (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).
RHODRI LEWIS: 'No good book man: William Petty and the transmission of knowledge' (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.
NATASHA MORGAN: 'The relationship between gender issues, work and creativity, focusing on Room filmed by the National Film School in 1980' (International Gender Studies Centre seminars: 'Gender and Film: Gender in Film'), Queen Elizabeth House, 3.30 p.m.
PROFESSOR GIDEON HENDERSON and PROFESSOR DAVID MARSHALL: 'Using the oceans to reduce atmospheric carbon dioxide levels' (James Martin Twenty-first Century School seminars: 'Twenty-first century challenges'), Old Indian Institute Building, 3.30 p.m.
DR VOLDEMAR TOMUSK: 'Smart but naked: (East) European universities conquering the global market of higher education services' (Learning Institute: Research Seminars), Littlegate House, 4 p.m. (to attend, e-mail: email@example.com).
PROFESSOR FRANCES KAMM: 'Ethics for enemies: terror, torture and war' (Uehiro Lectures: second of three lectures), Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, 4.30 p.m.
DR CHARLES RICE: 'Hepatitis C: the end of the beginning or the beginning of the end?' (Distinguished Lecture in Virology), Rhodes House, 4.30 p.m.
DR KAREN KONING ABUZAYD (UNRWA Commissioner General for Palestinian Refugees): 'Palestinian refugees in their sixtieth year: issues of human rights, public policy, and international law' (Cyril Foster Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.
PROFESSOR VERNON BOGDANOR: 'Beyond constitutional reform' (seminar series: 'Towards a new constitutional settlement?'), Summer Common Room, Magdalen, 5 p.m. (the Chatham House Rule applies).
PROFESSOR GEORGE EDWARDS: 'The United States election: interpreting the results', Rothermere American Institute, 5 p.m.
PROFESSOR DAVID KASTAN: 'The gospel truth: Shakespeare and the Bible' (Oxford Wells Shakespeare Lectures), Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.
MICHAEL LIPTON: 'The alleged death of land reform' (Development and Sanjaya Lall Programme Seminars), Seminar Room 2, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.
LARS WALDORF and DR PHILIP CLARK: 'Debating power, politics, and justice in post-genocide Rwanda' (Transitional Justice Research Seminars), Lecture Room XI, Brasenose, 5 p.m. (enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org).
TIMOTHY CHESTERS: 'Flaubert as reader of Montaigne: some new evidence' (Early Modern French Seminar), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.
THE CHOIR OF QUEEN'S COLLEGE performs Duarto Lobo's Missa Pro Defunctis, the chapel, Queen's, 8.15 p.m. (admission by programme, £10/£7/£5; enquiries: email@example.com).
PROFESSOR ALISTER MCGRATH: 'Natural theology: renewing a traditional interface between science and religion' (Ian Ramsey Centre seminars), Old Dining Room, the chapel, Harris Manchester, 8.30 p.m. (full details at http://users.ox.ac.uk/~theo0038/seminar.html).