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Oxford University Gazette, 23 April 2009: Diary

Friday 24 April

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Springboard' (workshop 1) (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

PROFESSOR VARTAN GREGORIAN: 'Encounters between faith and reason in Christianity and Islam' (Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies lecture), Taylor Institution, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

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Saturday 25 April

WORKSHOP: 'Psychoanalysis and the work of Melanie Klein', St John's College Research Centre, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. (details at www.sjc.ox.ac.uk; registration: KleinTrust@aol.com).

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Sunday 26 April

THE REVD CANON BRIAN FINDLAY preaches the St Mark's Day Sermon, Magdalen, 10 a.m.

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Monday 27 April

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminars: 'Personnel management seminars: introduction to personnel management', 9.30 a.m., and 'Listening skills' (day 2), 2 p.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

PROFESSOR THOMAS HURKA and PROFESSOR HENRY SHUE: 'Proportionality and the laws of war: conflicting interpretations' (Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict seminars), Seminar Room G, Manor Road Building, 11 a.m.

ELIZABETH ZADORA-RIO: 'From Roman to early medieval settlement in France: village layout and buildings, c.300–900' (Oxford Centre for Late Antiquity lecture), Lecture Room, Institute of Archaeology, 2 p.m.

ANNA MARIE ROOS: 'A whiff of alchemy: early modern conceptions of smelling salts' (seminar series: 'Medicine, surgery, and culture'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 2.15 p.m.

DR NOEL MALCOLM: 'The religion of the Patriarchs: ideas about Judaism and natural religion in early modern Europe' (Dacre Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR DAVID RIDGWAY: 'Greece, Etruria, and Rome: relationships and reciprocities' (Haynes Lecture), Classics Centre, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR SHAI FELDMAN: 'The new Israeli government: implications for peace-building' (lecture series: 'Israel: historical, political, and social aspects'), Lower Lecture Room, Lincoln, 8 p.m. (further information at www.ihps-oxford.co.uk).

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Tuesday 28 April

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Introductory Certificate in Management' (for all staff) (day 1), 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

PROFESSOR FRANCIS ROBINSON: 'Islamic reform and the modern state; continued Western hegemony; the challenge of capitalism' (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: 'Understanding Islamic rituals: the insider/outsider views' (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 A. BUCHANAN: 'Fidelity to constitutional democracy and to a robust international legal order' (Leverhulme Lecture), Seminar Room 1, Old Indian Institute, 12.30 p.m.

MR CONRAD KEATING: 'Sir Richard Doll' (Richard Doll Seminars in Public Health and Epidemiology), Lecture Theatre, Richard Doll Building, Old Road Campus, 1 p.m.

PROFESSOR S.J. PEERS: 'EU immigration and asylum law—the implications for the UK' (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/).

DR JUDITH SCHEELE: 'Camel-herders and truckers, caravanserais and garages: preliminary thoughts on Saharan connectivity' (Evans-Pritchard Lectures: 'Smugglers and Shurafâ: Saharan connectivity and the moral unity of the central Sahara'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

DR FRANCES BOWEN: 'More than summing parts: carbon initiatives within multinational corporations' (seminar series: 'Environmental regulations and corporate strategy'), Seminar Room, Hayes House, 75 George Street, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR C. SAUNDERS: 'The rise and rise of comparative law: its implications on legal research' (keynote lecture, Graduate Legal Research Conference), Rainolds Room, Corpus Christi, 5.30 p.m.

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Wednesday 29 April

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

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Assertiveness' (day 2), 9.30 a.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

STELLA DAWSON: 'Global financial developments' (Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism seminar), Barclay Room, Green Templeton, 12 noon.

PROFESSOR ROBIN WILSON: 'Lewis Carroll in Numberland' (Friends of the Bodleian lecture and book-signing), Convocation House, Bodleian, 1 p.m. (Admission free. Enquiries: fob@bodley.ox.ac.uk)

ELECTION of Professor of Poetry: nominations close at 4 p.m. (see further in 'University Agenda' above). [NOTE TO SELF: check that the POP election details are in Agenda.]

DR JUDITH SCHEELE: 'Cosmopolitan underbellies: Saharan traders and national morality in the Algerian south' (Evans-Pritchard Lectures: 'Smugglers and Shurafâ: Saharan connectivity and the moral unity of the central Sahara'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR EMILIE SAVAGE-SMITH: 'Cartography and Islam: The Book of Curiosities' (Islam and science seminars), Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR JOHN ROEMER: 'Equality in an era of responsibility' (Foundation for Law, Justice and Society lecture), Mordan Hall, St Hugh's, 5.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR CARYL PHILLIPS reads from and talks about his work, Haldane Room, Wolfson, 6 p.m.

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Thursday 30 April

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

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminars: 'Chairing meetings', 9.30 a.m., and 'Assessing student learning in medicine', 2 p.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

PROFESSOR W. SINNOTT-ARMSTRONG: 'Are psycopaths responsible?' (Leverhulme Lecture), Seminar Room 1, Old Indian Institute, 12.30 p.m.

MARIKO JITSUKAWA: 'Sayonara: when we decide preventing suffering weighs more than keeping a life' (International Gender Studies Centre research seminars), Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

DR IRIS CHIANG: 'Research and teaching revisited: a pre-Humboldtian or post-Humboldtian phenomenon? Cases of France and the UK' (Oxford Learning Institute: research seminars), Level 2, Littlegate House, 4 p.m. (to attend, e-mail: research@learning.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR PHILIPPE SANDS, QC: 'The laws of war' (Oxford Leverhulme Programme on the Changing Character of War), Schools, 5 p.m. (enquiries: ccw@politics.ox.ac.uk).

VINCE CABLE, MP, lectures in series: 'Lessons in government', Lecture Room XI, Brasenose, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR D. COLE: 'Restoring the rule of law: what to do about the torturers and the detainees in America's "War on Terror" ' (Special Human Rights Lecture), Gulbenkian Theatre, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR KATHERINE DUNCAN-JONES: 'Shakespeare's sonnets, 1609–2009' (lecture), Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR LEE YOUNG-JO (Standing Commissioner, Truth and Reconciliation Commission of South Korea): 'Democratisation and transitional justice in the Republic of Korea: a comparative perspective' (lecture), Lecture Theatre, Manor Road Building, 5.30 p.m.

LORD (DAVID) TRIMBLE: 'The Israeli–Palestinian conflict considered in the light of Northern Ireland's experience' (lecture series: 'Israel: historical, political, and social aspects'), Oakeshott Room, Lincoln, 8 p.m. (further information at www.ihps-oxford.co.uk).

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Friday 1 May

PITT RIVERS MUSEUM reopens at 10 a.m. after completion of Heritage Lottery Fund redevelopment project (open Tuesday–Sunday, 10 a.m.–4.30 p.m., Monday 12 noon–4.30 p.m.; details of displays and events at www.prm.ox.ac.uk).

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminars: 'Project management', 9.30 a.m.; 'Welcome seminar for new research staff', 12 noon; 'Learning and teaching languages at Oxford: teaching translation', 2 p.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

PROFESSOR SCOTT ATRAN: 'Talking to the enemy: the dreams, delusions and science of sacred causes and conflicts' (Marett Memorial Lecture), Saskatchewan Room, Exeter, 5 p.m.

PANEL DISCUSSION: 'On liberty: the Dahrendorf questions' (marking the eightieth birthday of Lord Dahrendorf), with participants Jürgen Habermas, Fritz Stern, and Timothy Garton Ash, Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m. (attendance strictly by prior registration only: dev.office@sant.ox.ac.uk).

LORD JUSTICE SULLIVAN lectures in seminar series: 'Lessons in government', Lecture Room XI, Brasenose, 5 p.m.

DAVID AARONOVITCH: 'Being a columnist' (seminar series: Media and politics), Seminar Room, Nuffield, 5 p.m.

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Sunday 3 May

THE RT. REVD MICHAEL DOE preaches, St Mary's, 10.30 a.m.

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Monday 4 May

PROFESSOR ALLEN BUCHANAN: 'Mass violence and social moral epistemology' (Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict seminars), Seminar Room G, Manor Road Building, 11 a.m.

DR KEVIN HILLIARD: 'The problem of the laughing philosopher: an eighteenth-century German discussion' (Besterman Centre for the Enlightenment seminars), Voltaire Foundation, 99 Banbury Road, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR TERRY WRIGHT: 'Understanding the Book of Genesis: how novelists can help' (lecture series: 'The Bible in art, music and literature'), Danson Room, Trinity, 5 p.m.

FILM-SHOWING: 'Buddhism: Spring, summer, autumn, winter... and spring' (film, 2003) (Interdisciplinary seminars in the Study of Religion), Harris Lecture Theatre, Oriel, 7.45 p.m.

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