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Oxford University Gazette, 28 May 2009: Diary

Friday 29 May

CONFERENCE: 'Déterminisme climatique et modération politique', Maison Française (Continues tomorrow. Enquiries: maison@herald.ox.ac.uk)

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Time management for support staff', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

PIP WILLCOX and JUDITH SIEFRING: 'Early English Books Online (EEBO)' (WISER series: Workshops in Information Skills and Electronic Resources), OULS, 12.30 p.m. (booking at www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/courses/).

EVAN LIEBERMAN: 'Institutionalised ethnicity and civil war: a medium-N analysis' (seminar), Seminar Room A, Manor Road Building, 2 p.m. (enquiries: janet.caldwell@nuffield.ox.ac.uk).

DR ANTHONY GERAGHTY: 'Christopher Wren and the Restoration' (Chichele Lectures), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

LORD PATTEN OF BARNES: 'Being reported' (Media and Politics seminars), Seminar Room, Nuffield, 5 p.m.

DR PAUL SEAWARD: ' "Manag'd by Interest, not by Merits": old regime Oriel, 1661–1781' (Lee Seng Tee Lecture), Senior Library, Oriel, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR MICHIO KAKU: 'Physics of the impossible' (St Cross College Science Lecture Series—lecture followed by book-signing), Nelson Mandela Lecture Theatre, Saïd Business School, 5 p.m. (Entry by free tickets, available from events@stx.ox.ac.uk)

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Saturday 30 May

DR JACK GREEN: 'Past, present, future. The ancient Near East at the Ashmolean' (Roger Moorey Memorial Lecture), Auditorium, St John's, 2.30 p.m. (to book a place: antiquities@ashmus.ox.ac.uk or Oxford (2)78020).

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Sunday 31 May

THE REVD BRENDAN CALLAGHAN preaches the Sermon for Whit Sunday, Cathedral, 10.30 a.m.

BALLIOL MUSIC SOCIETY MEMBERS' CONCERT, Balliol, 9 p.m. (Admission free. Further information at http://users.ox.ac.uk/~ballmsoc/)

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Monday 1 June

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Personnel management seminars: induction and probation (including optional overview of recruitment and selection procedures', 9.30 a.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

LJILJA RISTIC and CATHY HUNT: 'Key resources for mathematics and statistics' (WISER series: Workshops in Information Skills and Electronic Resources), OULS, 12.30 p.m. (booking at www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/courses/).

CATHY MCCLIVE: 'Menstrual time and the blood of stigmata in early eighteenth-century France' (seminar series: 'Medicine, surgery, and culture'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR STEVEN KAPLAN: 'The economics of venture capital: selection' (Clarendon Lectures in Finance: first of three lectures), Lecture Theatre 5, Saïd Business School, 5 p.m. (Open to the public; admission free. Enquiries: keira.mcdermott@oup.com)

PROFESSOR BRIAN RICHARDSON: 'Learning Italian in the Renaissance' (Clara Florio Cooper Memorial Lecture), Main Hall, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR JONATHAN LAMB: 'Characters, persons, authors: fictionality and the eighteenth-century novel' (Besterman Centre for the Enlightenment: 'Restoration to Reform' seminar), Voltaire Room, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m. (enquiries: email@voltaire.ox.ac.uk).

DR DAVID ALLINSON: 'The rood screen animated: the Passion and Fayrfax's Maria plena virtute' (Hussey Seminar), Danson Room, Trinity, 5 p.m.

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Tuesday 2 June

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminars: 'Introduction to the University Library Services', 9 a.m.; 'Introductory Certificate in Management' (for all staff) (day 4), 9.30 a.m.; 'Planning for your retirement', 9.30 a.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

PROFESSOR FRANCIS ROBINSON: 'The Cold War, its end and the emergence of al-Qaeda' (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)

BOOK-LAUNCH: Development aid in Russia: lessons from Siberia, by Judith Marquand, the Buttery, St Antony's, 12 noon; LORD PATTEN OF BARNES will speak, and JUDITH MARQUAND will talk on 'Developing democratic behaviour in Russia' (chaired by Professor Margaret Macmillan).

NIGEL JAMES: 'Maps and mapping' (WISER series: Workshops in Information Skills and Electronic Resources), OULS, 12.30 p.m. (booking at www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/courses/).

PROFESSOR JULIAN PETO: 'Why the UK mesothelioma rate is the highest worldwide' (Richard Doll Seminars in Public Health and Epidemiology), Lecture Theatre, Richard Doll Building, Old Road Campus, 1 p.m.

COMMANDER JEFF MARSHALL: 'PLA in blue helmets: implications of PRC UN operations on Chinese civilþmilitary culture' (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 STEVEN KAPLAN: 'The economics of venture capital: contracting' (Clarendon Lectures in Finance: second of three lectures), Lecture Theatre 5, Saïd Business School, 5 p.m. (Open to the public; admission free. Enquiries: keira.mcdermott@oup.com)

DR NICOLE DARNALL: 'The business of corporate sustainability' (Smith School seminar series: 'Environmental regulations and corporate strategy'), Seminar Room, Hayes House, 75 George Street, 5 p.m.

DON FERENCZ: 'The crime of agression and the International Criminal Court: an insider's view' (Oxford Transitional Justice Research Seminars), Seminar Room D, Manor Road Building, 5 p.m. (enquiries: philip.clark@csls.ox.ac.uk).

KATERINA LEVIDOU: 'The artist-genius in Petr Suvchinsky's Eurasianist philosophy of history: the case of Igor Stravinsky' (lecture series: 'Understanding the self: subjectivity and Russian thought in late imperial and early Soviet Russia'), Dahrendorf Room, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

LORD PATTEN OF BARNES and BENITA FERRERO-WALDNER (EU External Relations Commissioner): 'The EU in a world of rising powers' (seminar), Seminar Room, European Studies Centre, 5 p.m.

DR BILL GRAY: 'George MacDonald's Phantastes and Lilith' (Oxford Centre for Christianity and Culture public lectures: 'Alternative worlds'), Collier Room, Regent's Park, 5 p.m.

DR ATHENA TSINGARIDA: 'A path to modernity: the discovery of archaic Greek art' (first Philippe Wiener Annual Lecture), Classics Centre, 5 p.m.

DR PATRICK VALLANCE: 'A pharma perspective on healthcare needs and innovation in drug discovery'; respondent: Philip Bloomer (Green Templeton Lectures: 'Addicted to Big Pharma? Reconciling business, medical and ethical needs'), Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 6 p.m.

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Wednesday 3 June

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminars: 'Introduction to finance', 9.30 a.m.; 'Personnel management seminars: discretionary/merit pay', 2 p.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

KEVIN MARSH: 'Is the BBC the guarantor of journalism's ethics?' (Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism seminar series), Barclay Room, Green Templeton, 12 noon (enquiries: kate.hanneford-smith@politics.ox.ac.u k).

ORGAN RECITAL: organist Peter Dyke, the chapel, Queen's, 1.10 p.m. (admission free, with retiring collection).

PROFESSOR TOM GINSBURG: 'The lifespan of written constitutions' (Centre for Socio-Legal Studies seminar), Seminar Room C, Manor Road Building, 2 p.m.

SEMINAR: 'Isaiah Berlin Centennial Seminar on Political Thought', Old Library, All Souls, 2.30 p.m. (Admission by ticket only: now fully booked)

PROFESSOR STEVEN KAPLAN: 'The economics of venture capital: performance' (Clarendon Lectures in Finance: final lecture), Lecture Theatre 5, Saïd Business School, 5 p.m. (Open to the public; admission free. Enquiries: keira.mcdermott@oup.com)

DR GUY ATTEWELL: 'Science and the rhetoric of revivalism: twentieth-century Yunani medicine in the making' (Islam and science seminars), Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR MARTIN GOODMAN: 'Ideas about sacrifice in early Rabbinic Judaism' (public lecture), Trinity, 5 p.m.

LT.-GEN NICK HOUGHTON lectures in the Campaigning and Generalship seminar series (Oxford Leverhulme Programme on the Changing Character of War), Wharton Room, All Souls, 5.15 p.m. (enquiries: ccw@politics.ox.ac.uk).

PANEL DEBATE: 'Stonewall at 40', marking the fortieth anniversary of the 'Stonewall Rebellion', with Professor Marcus Banks, Sue Saunders, Mazz Image, and Robert Taylor, Rewley House, 6.30 p.m. (details at www.admin.ox.ac.uk/lgbt).

PROFESSOR MIRI RUBIN: 'Reconsidering William of Norwich' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 8 p.m.

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Thursday 4 June

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE: 'Political rituals' (continues tomorrow), Maison Française (enquiries: maison@herald.ox.ac.uk).

DR ADEEL MALIK: 'Regional trade integration' (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: 'Presentation skills' (day 1), 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

PROFESSOR JOHN ERMISCH: 'Housing adjustment in later life' (seminar series: 'Home and place in an ageing world'), Seminar Room G, Manor Road Building, 12.30 p.m.

THIRTY-MINUTE RECITAL: Brahms' Clarinet Quintet, with Benjamin Stewart, 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/)

MYLES HARTLEY performs organ works by Fredrik Sixten (Festival of Swedish Organ Music, Recital 3), the chapel, Harris Manchester, 1.30 p.m. (admission free, with retiring collection).

MAN KE: 'Boundaries and gender relations: a case of Dongxiang People in Gansu, China' (International Gender Studies: research in progress), Seminar Room 1, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR ALLAN FINDLAY: 'The business of international student mobility and the UK knowledge economy' (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/).

PROFESSOR WILLIAM TWINING: 'General jurisprudence: understanding the law from a global perperspective' (Centre for Socio-Legal Studies workshop), Seminar Room A, Manor Road Building, 2.30 p.m.

DR LIZ MASTERMAN: 'There isn't anyone hanging over us: the experience of studying on masters' programmes at Oxford' (Oxford Learning Institute: research seminars), Level 2, Littlegate House, 4 p.m. (to attend, e-mail: research@learning.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR R. PIERREHUMBERT: 'How rare is the Earth? Habitability in the Universe reconsidered' (Halley Lecture), Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, 4.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR LAURA ENGELSTEIN: 'Between art and icon: Aleksandr Ivanov and the politics of style' (Astor Lecture), McGregor Matthews Room, New College, 5 p.m.

ANTOINE COMPAGNON: 'Raconter avec des photos' (Zaharoff Lecture), Main Hall, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

WORKSHOP: 'Pakistan through the lens of social science', Seminar Room 2, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m. (enquiries: janet.caldwell@nuffield.ox.ac.uk).

DR PASCAL BRIOIST: 'Thomas Harriot and the mariner's culture: on board a transatlantic ship in 1585' (Thomas Harriot Lecture), Champneys Room, Oriel, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR AHARON BARAK (formerly President of the Supreme Court of Israel): 'Rights and their limits: the role of proportionality' (Foundation for Law, Justice, and Society lecture), Rhodes House, 6 p.m. (Tickets required for admission: applications to sally.lane@fljs.org, or tel. (2)84435)

DR TIM MAWSON: 'Explaining the fine tuning of the universe to us and the fine tuning of us to the universe' (Ian Ramsey Centre lectures), Old Dining Room, Harris Manchester, 8.30 p.m.

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Friday 5 June

CONFERENCE: 'Religious cultures in South Asia, c.1500–1800' (continues tomorrow), Dahrendorf Room, St Antony's (registration and enquiries: jennifer.griffiths@sant.ox.ac.uk; Oxford (2)74559).

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminars: 'Personnel management seminars: managing employee absence', 9.30 a.m., and 'Developing management and leadership at Oxford, level 3 (for principal investigators), workshop 1: Good practice in leading people (1)—the basics', 12.30 p.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

MICHAEL POPHAM: 'Google project' (WISER series: Workshops in Information Skills and Electronic Resources), OULS, 12.30 p.m. (booking at www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/courses/).

DR SIMON GREEN: 'John Sparrow's garland: All Souls in the 1950s' (Chichele Lectures), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

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