University Gazette, 4 March 2010: Diary
Friday 5 March
DR PETER PARKES: 'Prophecy and epidemic disease: the testimony of a Kalasha shaman from northern Pakistan' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminar: 'Plausible pasts, uncertain futures—diviners, prophets, and forecasters'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 51 Banbury Road, 11 a.m.
EXHIBITION: public consultation on improvements to the New Bodleian, prior to submission of Planning and Listed Building applications, Seminar Room 132, New Bodleian, 2–7.30 p.m.
ALAN RUSBRIDGER: 'Being an editor' (Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism: 'Media and politics' seminar), Seminar Room, Nuffield, 5 p.m.
PROFESSOR JOHN BEDDINGTON, Government Chief Scientific Officer, will speak on current issues (Heron-Allen Lecture), Simpkins Lee Theatre, Pipe Partridge Building, Lady Margaret Hall, 5.15 p.m. (enquires to Janet Wardell, telephone: (2)74302, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Saturday 6 March
NICANOR AUSTRIACO, JAMES GIORDANO, DAVID ALBERT JONES, and ROGER SCRUTON: 'Body, soul, and mind: Aquinas and modern developments in biotechnology and neuroscience' (fifth annual Aquinas Colloquium), Aquinas Institute, Blackfriars, 10 a.m. (enquiries: email@example.com).
COLLECTION of medieval vestments open to the public, St John's, 2–5 p.m. (no charge for admission; entrance via main lodge).
Sunday 7 March
THE REVD DR MICHAEL PIRET preaches the second of two Lenten sermons based on poems of George Herbert: ' "Affliction" (iv) and "Confession": what's the good of grief?', Sung Eucharist, the chapel, Magdalen, 11 a.m.
PATSY TOH and SARKIS ZAKARIAN perform works for piano by Chopin and Schubert, the Hall, Wolfson, 5 p.m. (admission £5, concessions £3; proceeds in aid of the African Medical and Research Foundation).
THE MOST REVD DAVID CHILLINGWORTH delivers the Sermon for the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin, Oriel, 6 p.m.
THE BALLIOL CHOIR performs works by Dvorák and Bruckner, Balliol, 9 p.m. (admission free; further programme information at http://users.ox.ac.uk/~kch/musicsoc).
Monday 8 March
PAULO DRINOT: 'The venerealisation of Peru, c.1900–50' (seminar series: 'Local and global perspectives in the history of medicine'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 2.15 p.m.
VICE-CHANCELLOR'S QUESTION TIME: a discussion of University issues with the Vice-Chancellor, Lecture Theatre 4, Saïd Business School, 4 p.m. (open to all members of the University; reservation of places and submission of questions: firstname.lastname@example.org. ac.uk).
PROFESSOR MOHAMMAD TALIB: 'For studying madrassahs in a social context' (lecture series: 'The anthropology of madrassahs in South Asia'), Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, 4 p.m. Open only to matriculated members of the University.
JAMES STAPLES: 'Bodies of meaning: interpreting disabled bodies in South India' (Medical anthropology research seminars: 'Bodies in transformation'), 64 Banbury Road, 4 p.m.
PROFESSOR SANDRA FREDMAN; DR SABINE MICHALOWSKI: 'Socio- economic rights in the South African Constitutional Court: is the honeymoon over?' and 'Bringing socio-economic factors into the transitional justice debate' (Centre for Socio-legal Studies/Oxford Transitional Justice Research seminar series), Seminar Room D, Manor Road Building, 4.30 p.m.
PROFESSOR JÉSUS ASTIGARRAGA: 'Political economy in Enlightenment Spain: adaptations of Antonio Genovesi' (Besterman Centre for the Enlightenment workshops), Voltaire Foundation, 99 Banbury Road, 5 p.m.
ALAN FELSTEAD: 'Teaching and learning at work' (Department of Education public lecture programme), Seminar Room A, 15 Norham Gardens, 5 p.m.
CAPT. KENNY GOLDEN: 'China and the US in near parity: implications for Taiwan and the world' (Asian Studies Centre seminar), Dahrendorf Room, Founder's Building, St Antony's, 5 p.m.
PROFESSOR MICHAEL LEGASPI: 'Hermeneutical wisdom in Thomas Aquinas's literal exposition of the Book of Job' (lecture), Aquinas Institute, Blackfriars, 5 p.m. (enquiries: email@example.com).
LORD BROWNE OF MADINGLEY: 'How broad should business be?' (Distinguished speaker seminars), Saïd Business School, 6 p.m. (free and open to all, but advance electronic registration required at: www.sbs.oxford.edu/events/browne) .
PROFESSOR ERAN FEITELSON: 'Can the shared Israeli–Arab water resources be sustained? The implications of the emerging new Israeli water geography' (lecture series: 'Israel: historical, political, and social aspects'), Harris Lecture Theatre, Oriel, 8 p.m.
MARTIN GOLDING: 'Silence as communication: psychoanalysis and the photograph' (St John's College Research Centre interdisciplinary seminars in psychoanalysis), 45 St Giles', 8.15 p.m. (free to University members and mental health professionals but space limited; to attend, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Tuesday 9 March
WORKSHOP: 'The powers of dogmatism', Maison Française, 2 p.m.
DR SHIFRA SZNOL: 'Jewish Greek versions, Aramaic translations, and rabbinic interpretation in the Cairo Genizah, the Constantinople Pentateuch, and other sources' (European Seminar on Advanced Jewish Studies: 'Greek scripture and the rabbis'), Oriental Institute, 2.30 p.m.
PROFESSOR ALAN DOWTY: 'The origins of the Arab–Israeli conflict: Arab–Jewish relations in Ottoman Palestine' (seminar series), Middle East Centre, 68 Woodstock Road, 5 p.m.
PROFESSOR PAUL STROHM: 'Wyclif and conscience' (Were Lecture), Balliol, 5 p.m.
THE REVD CANON DR MICHAEL BOURDEAUX, PROFESSOR VIVIENNE SHUE, and MICHAL KAMINSKI: 'After communism' (Visiting Parliamentary Fellows seminar: 'God and Caesar'), Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.
PROFESSOR ELSPETH GARMAN: 'Crystallography one century AD (after Dorothy)' (Dorothy Hodgkin Memorial Lecture), Lecture Theatre, University Museum, 5 p.m.
BARONESS ILORA FINLAY: 'Assisted dying—disposal by decree of man?' (lecture series: 'On being human—uniqueness and dignity: theological and biomedical perspectives'), Regent's Park College, 5 p.m.
CHRISTIAN JACOB: 'Anthropology of knowledge and classics: questions about ancient scholarship' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.
DR GLENDA DAWN GOSS: 'Jean Sibelius: art, science and symbolism' (Graduate students' colloquia), Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music, 5.15 p.m.
DR WILLIAM POOLE: 'Oxford and the Royal Society in the seventeenth century' (public lecture), Museum of the History of Science, 7 p.m.
Wednesday 10 March
EMMA REDDING: 'Physiological demands of dance' (Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity seminar series), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 61 Banbury Road, 1 p.m.
BRIAN MOYNAHAN: ' "We don't do God": journalism and the coverage of faith' (Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism/McDonald Centre for Theology, Ethics and Public Life lecture series: 'Journalism and public responsibility'), Lecture Room 2, Christ Church, 4 p.m.
PROFESSOR FIONA M. POWRIE (Sidney Truelove Professor of Gastroenterology): 'Gut reactions: immune pathways in the intestine in health and disease' (Inaugural Lecture), Schools, 4.30 p.m.
PROFESSOR DAWN ADES: 'Walking distance from the studio: cities, maps, and myths' (Slade Lectures: 'Surrealism and the avant-garde in Europe and the Americas'), University Museum of Natural History, 5 p.m.
DR SARAH MORTIMER: 'Socinianism' (lecture series: 'What makes an "ism"? Doctrines and traditions in early modern thought and later historiography'), Hovenden Room, All Souls, 5 p.m.
ROBIN BLACKBURN: 'From natural rights to general liberty: slavery, emancipation, and the origins of human rights' (Oxford Amnesty Lectures, in collaboration with the Besterman Centre for the Enlightenment), Taylor Institution, 5.30 p.m. (tickets £8/£5 from www.ticketsoxford.com, and at the door if available).
PROFESSOR WOUDHUYSEN: 'A.W. Pollard (1859–1944): friends and fine printing' (D.F. McKenzie Lecture), Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.
DR PHILIP MARFLEET: ' "Refugee manipulation"—the use and abuse of research in forced migration' (Refugee Studies Centre public seminar series), Seminar Room One, Oxford Department of International Development, 5 p.m.
PROFESSOR BARONESS SUSAN GREENFIELD and JEREMY LACK: 'Understanding the mind in peace negotiations' (Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict/Institute for the Future of the Mind lecture), James Martin Twenty-first Century School, Broad Street, 5.15 p.m.
PROFESSOR ORA LIMOR: 'The image of Judas Iscariot among Jews and Christians' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 8 p.m. (minibus available: see www.ochjs.ox.ac.uk).
Thursday 11 March
Note: the seminar due to have been given at 4 p.m. today by Dr Arwen Raddon, in the Learning Institute's public seminar series, has been cancelled. Enquiries may be made to email@example.com.
LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Selection and interview skills for research staff,' 9.30 a.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).
DR LUISA PINTO TEIXEIRA; DR ALEX BETTS: 'Perspectives on memory, mobility and cultural identities: the lusophone case'; 'Diaspora and security: challenges for governance' (COMPAS and IMI seminar series: The impact of diasporas: connection, contestation, convergence), Seminar Room, Pauling Centre, 58a Banbury Road, 2 p.m.
ELENA SCHAK: 'Women and the law: is there justice for women?' (International Gender Studies Centre seminars series: 'Gender and the struggle for economic, civil and social survival in the twenty-first century'), Lecture Room 3, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.
CATHERINE JACKSON: 'Chemistry as the defining science: training and discipline in nineteenth-century chemical laboratories' and ERIK LANGLINAY: 'Scales and spaces of the chemical industry in France, 1890–1930' (Oxford History of Chemistry seminar), History Faculty, George Street, 3 p.m.
MARTIN SEELEIB-KAISER: 'Varieties of capitalism, social protection and the great recession: Britain and Germany compared' (lecture series: 'Current issues in social policy: the welfare state in uncertain times'), Violet Butler Seminar Room, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, 5 p.m.
PROFESSOR DAVID WIGGINS: 'Knowing how to and knowing that' (John Ackrill Memorial Lecture in Ancient Philosophy), Lecture Room XI, Brasenose, 5 p.m.
MARY ORR: 'The intertextual temptation: Flaubert's science of being artful' (Modern French seminar), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.
PROFESSOR ANDREW PRICE-SMITH: 'Plagues and politics' (Linacre Lectures: 'Disease and environmental change'), Main Lecture Theatre, Department of Plant Sciences, 5.30 p.m.
PROFESSOR LINDA COLLEY: 'Writing constitutions into British histories', (public lecture), the Buttery, Wolfson, 6 p.m.
CHRIST CHURCH Cathedral Lent Course: 'The sound of resurrection', Priory Room, Christ Church, 7.15 p.m.
BOOK LAUNCH: Science and Religion: New Historical Perspectives, by Thomas Dixon, Geoffrey Cantor, and John Hedley Brooke (Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion event), Old Dining Room, Harris Manchester, 8.15 for 8.30 p.m.
Friday 12 March
STUDY DAY: 'The philosophy of Henry More', Maison Française, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
PROFESSOR DAVID ZEITLYN: 'Divinatory logics: diagnoses and predictions mediating outcomes' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminar: 'Plausible pasts, uncertain futures—diviners, prophets, and forecasters'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 51 Banbury Road, 11 a.m.
PROFESSOR DAVID COWAN: 'What's social about social housing?' (Oxford Housing Seminars), Clay Room, Nuffield College, 1 p.m.
HECTOR SANTS, Chief Executive, Financial Services Authority: 'After the crisis: the role of the regulator' (Lubbock Lecture in Management Studies), Saïd Business School, 5 p.m. (free and open to the public, but prior electronic registration appreciated: www.sbs.oxford.edu/events/sants ).
PAOLO GARIMBERTI (President, RAI): 'Media challenges today and the future of journalism: the view from Italy' (Monte dei Paschi Annual Public Lecture), Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m. (directions: www.sant.ox.ac.uk/about/directions.html).