University of Oxford

Oxford University Gazette, 27 November 2008: Diary

Friday 28 November

DR ALISON SHAW: 'Diagnostic performances in medical theatres' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminar: 'Performers and performances'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 51 Banbury Road, 11 a.m.

PATRIZIA BASSINI: 'Identity politics and Tibetan dress codes' (Research Seminars in Material and Visual Anthropology), Pitt Rivers Museum Research Centre (entrance through Robinson Close), 1 p.m.

MARIUS BUSEMEYER: 'Fiscal austerity and the trade-off between public investment and social spending' (Oxford Centre for the Study of Inequality and Democracy seminars), Seminar Room B, Manor Road Building, 1 p.m.

PROFESSOR ROSEMARY FOOT, PROFESSOR RUTI TEITEL, and PROFESSOR JEREMY WALDRON: 'Human rights and the war on terror' (Oxford Institute of Ethics, Law, and Armed Conflict round-table discussion), Seminar Room A, Manor Road Building, 2 p.m. (further details at

MATT STUART and GEOFF DYER discuss street photography (Ruskin School: public discussion), 128 Bullingdon Road, 3 p.m.

NIGEL ELTRINGHAM: 'Dead cats in the fish bowl: ritual and legal disposition at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda' (Social and Cultural Anthropology seminars), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 64 Banbury Road, 4.10 p.m.

ALAN RUSBRIDGER: 'Being an editor' ('Media and Politics' seminars), Seminar Room, Nuffield, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR CHEN ZHIMIN: 'Multilateralism and China's foreign policy' (seminar series: 'China and the World: History, Politics and Security'), Dahrendorf Room, Founder's Building, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

RICHARD ALDRICH: 'Europe and AngloþAmerican communications' (seminar series: 'Global narratives of Cold War Europe', Seminar Room, European Studies Centre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

WINTER LIGHT: a range of venues in Oxford, including the Ashmolean and the Museum of the History of Science, join in a festival on the theme of 'Winter Light', 6–10.30 p.m. (see further at

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Saturday 29 November

SYMPOSIUM: 'Ethel Smyth (1858–1944) and her generation', Music Faculty, 9.45 a.m. –6.05 p.m. (details at

ST JOHN'S COLLEGE: collection of medieval vestments open to the public, 2–5 p.m., Garden Quadrangle (no charge for admission; entrance through main lodge).

JANET SUZMAN and CHRIS MANN: 'Lifelines'—an experience of poetry, music, and art, reflecting on nature and evolution, the Auditorium, St John's, 7.30 p.m. (tickets £10, including wine, in advance at college lodge and at the door; proceeds in aid of a South African youth charity).

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Sunday 30 November

THE VERY REVD JEFFREY JOHN preaches the Sermon for Advent Sunday, Cathedral, 10 a.m.

BALLIOL COLLEGE MEMBERS' CONCERT (series of Balliol Concerts), Balliol, 9 p.m. (Open to all members of the University. Further information at

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Monday 1 December

NADINE BECKMANN: 'Dangerous pleasure: Zanzibari views on sex and gender relations' (Fertility and Reproduction Seminars: 'Islam, sexuality, and transgression), Seminar Room, 61 Banbury Road, 11 a.m.

DR PANTELIS MICHELAKIS and DR OLIVER TAPLIN: 'A century of Greek tragedy recorded on film' (Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama lecture, including a selection of rare film-clips from the APGRD collection), Lecture Theatre, Classics Centre, 2.15 p.m. (enquiries:

DR SANCHARI DUTTA: 'Pathologies of confinement: disease and death in the Indian prison, 1830–1900' (seminar series: 'Health, disease and medicine since 1800'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR FRANCES KAMM: 'Ethics for enemies: terror, torture and war' (Uehiro Lectures: final lecture), Lecture Theatre, Philosophy Faculty Centre, 4.30 p.m.



STELLA DAWSON: 'Journalism and the financial crisis' (Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism and the Saïd Business School: panel discussion), Lecture Theatre 4, Saïd Business School, 4.45–6 p.m. (see further at

ANDREW HSIA (Deputy Foreign Minister, Taiwan): 'Taiwan's foreign policy under Ma Ying-Jeou: a return to the 1990s or a new paradigm?' (Asian Studies Centre seminar), Dahrendorf Room, Founder's Building, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

DR ANNE HAMMERSTADT: 'The securitisation of forced migration' (seminar series: 'Refugees in international relations'), Lecture Theatre, Manor Road Building, 5 p.m.

DR HESTER JONES: ' "Deep calls to Deep": David Jones and the Book of Psalms' (seminar series: 'The Bible in art, music, and literature'), Lecture Room, Back Quad 4, Queen's, 5 p.m.

JAN FELLERER, GYÖRGY GÖMÖRI, and ELZBIETA WÓJCIK-LEESE: 'Polish poetry in English translation (Tomasz Rozycki and Zbigniew Herbert)' (series of Translation Seminars: 'Modern European Literature in English', chaired by Dr Carmen Bugan), Haldane Room, Wolfson, 7.30 p.m. (admission free and open to the public).

DENISE CULLINGTON: 'An analyst at work' (Interdisciplinary seminars in psychoanalysis), Seminar Room, St John's College Research Centre, 8.15 p.m. (to attend, e-mail:

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Tuesday 2 December

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminars: 'For staff in administrative, technician, and professional roles—thinking about management', 9.30 a.m., and 'For researchers—an insight into research management', 12 noon (see information above).

DR RAPHAËLLE BRANCHE: 'The French army and torture during the French-Algerian War (1954–62)' (Oxford Leverhulme Programme on the Changing Character of War: lunchtime discussion seminars), Seminar Room G, Manor Road Building, 1 p.m. (enquiries:

ORGAN RECITAL: Thomas Allery (Worcester), the chapel, Exeter, 1.10 p.m. (admission free, with retiring collection).

MEETING to introduce the new Graduate Supervision System for supervisors and directors of graduate studies: Continuing Education, Pickstock Room, Rewley House, 3.30 p.m. (enquiries:

PROFESSOR RICHARD SUSSKIND: 'The end of lawyers? Rethinking the nature of legal services' (Oxford Internet Institute lecture, followed by reception), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 4 p.m. (to register, e-mail:

LADY (SHIRLEY) WILLIAMS.: 'The non-proliferation challenge: what can the EU do?' (seminar), European Studies Centre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

DAVID LEOPOLD: 'The shop-girl's revenge: reflections on Fourier and Marx' (seminar series: 'History of political thought'), Swire Seminar Room, University, 5 p.m.

DANIEL LARGE: 'China and Sudan' (seminar series: 'China and the World: History, Politics and Security'), Dahrendorf Room, Founder's Building, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

DR LESLIE VINJAMURI: 'Globalising justice or reinforcing the divide? Trends in transitional justice' (Transitional Justice Research Seminars), Lecture Room XI, Brasenose, 5 p.m. (enquiries:

TARIQ RAMADAN: 'Sacrifice in modern Islamic thought' (lecture in series: 'The place of "sacrifice" in the modern world'), Trinity, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR MUHAMMAD YUNUS: 'Poverty-free world—when? How?' (Romanes Lecture), Sheldonian, 5.45 p.m. (admission free; tickets not required).

DR SVEN DUPRÉ: 'The invention of the telescope' (public lecture—admission free), Museum of the History of Science, 7 p.m. (further details at

DANAE ELENI PALLIKAROPOULOS (soprano) and GUY NEWBURY (piano): recital including Newbury: Adria (first performance in Oxford), and works by Purcell, Mozart, Samaras, Spathis, Rodrigo, and Head, Holywell Music Room, 8 p.m. (admission £5, students £3; no charge for OUMS card-holders).

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Wednesday 3 December

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminars: 'Introduction to finance', 9.30 a.m., and 'Examining in Objective Structured Clinical Examinations', 2 p.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

ISABEL HILTON: 'China's journalism: did anything change in 2008?' (Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism seminars), Committee Room, Green Templeton, 12 noon.

PETER WARD JONES: 'Hallelujah! Reflections on a swansong exhibition' (Friends of the Bodleian thirty-minute lecture, related to current exhibition on the British choral tradition), Cecil Jackson Room, Sheldonian, 1 p.m. (enquiries:

ORGAN RECITAL: Benedict Lewis-Smith (Queen's), the chapel, Queen's, 1.10 p.m. (admission free, with retiring collection).

PROFESSOR CLIFFORD ANDO: 'Law's empire' (Oxford Centre for Late Antiquity lecture), Danson Room, Trinity, 2 p.m.

MARGARET SINCLAIR: 'Education as a response to inter-ethnic conflict' (seminar series: 'Conflict, development, and education'), Deakin Room, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

DR WILLIAM PHILPOTT: 'The Somme: the primordial swamp of modern operational war' (Oxford Leverhulme Programme on the Changing Character of War: military history seminars), Wharton Room, All Souls, 5.15 p.m. (enquiries:

JAN-GEORG DEUTSCH: 'Pitfalls of a moral triumph. The abolition of slavery in colonial Africa' (Special Ethics Seminars), St Cross Room, St Cross College, 5.30 p.m. (booking necessary:

PROFESSOR REUVEN SNIR: 'Who needs Arab–Jewish identity? Chronicle of a cultural extinction foretold' (Hebrew and Jewish Studies Unit: David Patterson Seminars), Yarnton Manor, 8 p.m.

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Thursday 4 December

PROFESSOR PHILIP BOOTH: 'Ageing, public choice economics and the dwindling prospects for pension reform' (Oxford Institute of Ageing seminars: 'Pensions and economics of ageing', Seminar Room G, Manor Road Building, 12.30 p.m.

JACQUELINE DU PRÉ MUSIC BUILDING thirty-minute recital: end of term all-comers musical medley, 1.15 p.m. (admission free; further information at

MYLES HARTLEY performs organ works for the Advent season, including works by Bach, Messiaen, Bairstow, and Carter, the chapel, Harris Manchester, 1.30 p.m. (admission free, with retiring collection; enquiries:

DR NICOLA YEATES: 'Globalisation, migration and the international division of reproductive labour' (ESRC Centre on Migration, Policy and Society seminars: 'Migration, welfare and inequalities'), Seminar Room, Pauling Centre, 2 p.m. (further details at

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Career pathfinder for research staff', 2 p.m. (see information above).

WILL POOLE: 'Hooke and friends' (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.

POALA BOUSIOU: 'Women as anthropologists, actors and filmmakers. Mykonos: crafting the impersonal in autobiography' (International Gender Studies Centre seminars: 'Gender and Film: Gender in Film'), Queen Elizabeth House, 3.30 p.m.

REX BLOOMSTEIN: 'Crime and the camera: making prison documentaries—the work of Rex Bloomstein' (Centre for Criminology seminars), Old Library, All Souls, 3.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR KIERAN MCEVOY: 'The dog that didn't bark: lawyers, conflict, and transitional justice in Northern Ireland' (Transitional Justice Research Seminars), Lecture Room XI, Brasenose, 4 p.m. (enquiries:

JANICE MALCOLM: 'Making a mess of academic work' (Learning Institute: Research Seminars), Littlegate House, 4 p.m. (to attend, e-mail:

LAKHDAR BRAHIMI (formerly Special Adviser for Afghanistan to the UN Secretary General): 'Reflections on the war in Afghanistan' (Oxford Leverhulme Programme on the Changing Character of War: Annual Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m. (enquiries:

CHRIS HUHNE, MP: 'Terrorism and the conflict with liberty' (seminar series: 'Towards a new constitutional settlement?'), Summer Common Room, Magdalen, 5 p.m. (the Chatham House Rule applies).

PROFESSOR JOHN GLEDSON: 'How Machado de Assis became a universal writer' (lecture, followed by reception), Room 2, the Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

JUAN MANUEL LOPEZ MUÑOZ: 'French lyrical poetry in the Middle Ages (ii): the women's discourse and the discourse about women' (Oliver Smithies Lectures), Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

ALAN WINTERS: 'How to make the Economic Partnership Agreements more poverty-friendly' (Development and Sanjaya Lall Programme Seminars), Seminar Room 2, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

MICHAEL HOLLAND: 'Blanchot and the idea of the novel' (Modern French Seminar), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR SHEILA JASANOFF: 'Natural or naturalising? The law's ways with truth and justice' (Foundation for Law, Justice, and Society lecture), Mordan Hall, St Hugh's, 5.30 p.m. (further information at

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