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Oxford University Gazette, 8 October 2009: Diary

Friday 9 October

CONFERENCE: 'L'enseignement et la recherche en droit français au Royaume-Uni et en Irlande', Maison Française, 9.30 a.m. (Continues tomorrow. Enquiries: maison@herald.ox.ac.uk)

COLLOQUIUM: 'Conversion in late antiquity: Christianity, Islam and beyond' (Andrew W. Mellon Foundation: Sawyer Seminar 2009–10), MBI al Jaber Auditorium, Corpus Christi College, 2 p.m. (register at daniel.schwartz@orinst.ox.ac.uk).

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Sunday 11 October

THE REVD GRAEME RICHARDSON preaches the Commemoration Day Sermon, St Mary's, 10.30 a.m.

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Monday 12 October

RENATE BARBER: 'Changing reproductive ages' (Fertility and reproduction seminars: Reproduction and age), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 61 Banbury Road, 11 a.m.

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Welcome to the University' (for new administrative, research, library, IT, clerical, technical and ancillary staff), 2 p.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

GEOFFREY HUDSON: 'Ripping off the disabled? A whistle-blower extraordinaire and the rapacious elite of eighteenth-century Britain' (seminar series: 'Disease, health and medicine since 1650'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 47 Banbury Road, 2.15 p.m.

JEREMY BENTHAM: 'An era of revolutionary transitions—Shell energy scenarios to 2050' (Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment seminar series: 'Strategising and embedding sustainability for business'), Seminar Room, Smith School, 5 p.m.

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Tuesday 13 October

PROFESSOR EILEEN GAMBRILL: 'A propaganda index for reviewing manuscripts and articles' (Centre for Evidence-based Intervention seminars), Violet Butler Seminar Room, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, 5 p.m.

CHIMENE BATEMAN, TOM HINTON, JONATHAN MORTON, HELEN SWIFT, ELIZABETH LAKE, and SOPHIE MARNETTE: 'Working with theory: a round table' (Medieval French seminar series), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

THE REVD DR HARRIET HARRIS preaches the Court Sermon, Cathedral, 6 p.m.

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Wednesday 14 October

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Managing stress in the workplace for individuals,' 9.30 a.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

DR ANDREW CURRAH: 'What's happening to our news?' (Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism seminar series), Barclay Room, Green Templeton College, 12 noon.

DINA DUISEN performs piano works by Haydn, Chopin, Rachmaninov, and Stravinsky, Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's, 1.15 p.m. (admission free).

PROFESSOR ANOUSH EHTESHAMI: 'Security and stability in the Gulf: the US, Iran and the GCC' (seminar series: The Muslim world today), Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, George Street, 5 p.m.

DR JOHN DARWIN: 'Doing global history—or trying to' (seminar series: Transnational and Global History), St Cross Room, St Cross College, 5 p.m.

RABBI DR NORMAN SOLOMON: 'Making the Talmud intelligible: introducing the Penguin Classics Talmud Selection' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 8 p.m.

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Thursday 15 October

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Welcome seminar for new research staff,' 12 noon (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

DR JOSEPH DAVID: 'Formatting historical consciousness: perceptions of the past among tenth-century Jewish scholars in Baghdad' (Lunchtime seminars in Jewish Studies), Room 314, Oriental Institute, 1 p.m.

PUBLIC EXHIBITION: the Masterplan for the Radcliffe Observatory Quarter—Phase 2, St Luke's Chapel, Radcliffe Infirmary, 2–7.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR JANET MOMSEN: Introduction to the seminar series 'Emerging issues in gender and development', Queen Elizabeth House, 3 Mansfield Road, 2 p.m.

MARTIN RUDWICK: 'Seeing Nature as historical: Darwin's greatest debt to geology' (seminar series: 'Darwin in history: contexts and issues'), Colin Matthew Room, History Faculty, 3 p.m.

DR RICHARD PRICE: 'Zero chance? Aiming for zero in weapons control' (James Martin School Seminars: 'Getting to zero'), James Martin Twenty- first Century School, Old Indian Institute, 3.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR MANTZ YORKE: 'The UK honours degree classification: analyses and compromises' (Learning Institute public seminars), Littlegate House, St Ebbe's Street, 4 p.m. (to attend: research@learning.ox.ac.uk or (2)86811).

DR SATHI CLARKE: 'Competing religious fundamentalisms: twenty- first century context for Christian theology and mission' (Bray Lecture), Ripon College, 4.15 p.m. (lecture is free, but must be booked at 01865 874404 or julie.hutchence@ripon-cuddesdon.ac.u k).

DR JON LAWRENCE: ' "Affluent" workers and the politics of everyday life, 1945–63' (Ewen Green Memorial Lecture), Magdalen, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR SIR JOHN ELLIOTT: 'The Atlantic world' (Institute Fellows' Lecture), Rothermere American Institute, 5 p.m. (register interest by emailing enquiries@rai.ox.ac.uk).

GREGORY BROWN: 'Beaumarchais and the Bastille: an aristocratic villa in revolutionary Paris' (Early modern French seminar series), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR BRUCE HOFFMAN: 'Recent evidence of jihadi radicalisation in the US: an assessment' (Pluscarden Programme seminar), Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 6 p.m. (University members welcome on production of their University card. Others wishing to attend must obtain prior permission at pluscarden.programme@sant.ox.ac.uk or (2)74559)

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Friday 16 October

CONFERENCE: 'Facing the challenge of the Internet: policy and press responses in Britain and France,' Maison Française, 9.30 a.m.–4 p.m. (enquiries: maison@herald.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR DIEGO GAMBETTA: 'Criminal communications under secrecy constraints' (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology Ethnicity and identity seminar: 'Keeping secrets, withholding knowledge and hidden behaviour'), 61 Banbury Road, 11 a.m.

PROFESSOR TONY COADY: 'How dangerous is religion?' (lecture), Lecture Theatre, Philosophy Centre, 12.30 p.m.

PUBLIC EXHIBITION: the Masterplan for the Radcliffe Observatory Quarter—Phase 2, St Luke's Chapel, Radcliffe Infirmary, 2–7.30 p.m.

PETER KELLNER: 'Polls and the media' (Nuffield College and Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism seminar series: 'Media and politics' seminar), Seminar Room, Nuffield College, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER DUGGAN: 'The legacy of the Risorgimento to a united Italy' (Rowe Memorial Lecture), Magdalen College, Grove Auditorium, 5 p.m.

EDWARD CHAPLIN lectures in the 'Lessons in Government' seminar series, Lecture Room XI, Brasenose College, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR THOMAS J. CHRISTENSEN: 'Cross-strait relations and US policy towards Taiwan and mainland China' (Asian Studies Centre seminar), Dahrendorf Room, Founder's Building, St Antony's College, 5 p.m.

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Monday 19 October

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Listening skills' (day 2), 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

ANN BARRINGTON: 'Fertility postponement and recuperation: demographic trends in childbearing in Europe' (Fertility and reproduction seminars: Reproduction and age), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 61 Banbury Road, 11 a.m.

DR LILIA SHEVTSOVA: 'Russia in crisis: domestic and foreign policy challenges' (Warden's Seminar), Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 12.45 p.m.

ANTHONY THWAITE: 'Philip Larkin' (Bodleian Library Centre for the Study of the Book master classes: 'Transmission: literary manuscripts on the move'), Seminar Room, New Bodleian Library, 2.15 p.m.

STANISLAW KACHNOWSKI: 'The history of medical technology in post-colonial India: 1947–91' (seminar series: 'Disease, health and medicine since 1650'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 47 Banbury Road, 2.15 p.m.

JONATHON SAMUEL: 'Enhancing the development outcomes of mining: Anglo American's socio-economic development strategy' (Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment seminar series: 'Strategising and embedding sustainability for business'), Seminar Room, Smith School, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR GYÖRGY SZÖNYI: 'The cultural history of Enoch from biblical times to the New Age: a history of ideas, art and literature' (seminar series: The Bible in art, music, and literature), Danson Room, Trinity College, 5 p.m.

MIHAI-RAZVAN UNGUREANU: 'Diplomacy and intelligence as tools of statecraft; common objectives, different methods' (Oxford Intelligence Group lecture), Conference Room, Nuffield College, 5.30 p.m.

THE RT REVD DAVID STANCLIFFE: 'The grammar of our intercourse' (Principal's Lecture), Ripon College, 7.30 p.m. (lecture is free, but must be booked at 01865 874404 or julie.hutchence@ripon-cuddesdon.ac.uk).

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Tuesday 20 October

JUSTICE DALIA DORNER: 'Balancing security and human rights: judicial perspectives' (workshop in series 'Israel: historical, political, and social aspects'), Lower Lecture Room, Lincoln, 12.30 p.m. (information at www.ihps-oxford.co.uk).

DR MARK SHEEHAN: 'Who cares about research integrity?' (Research Services seminar series: 'Research integrity seminars'), Teaching Suite, West Wing, John Radcliffe Hospital, 1 p.m.

PROFESSOR D.A. LAWTON: 'Voicing lost time (Chaucer, Orpheus, Machaut)' (Leverhulme Lectures: 'Public interiorities and voice in pre- Reformation England'), Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR HAROLD JAFFE: 'The early days of the Aids epidemic in the United States: views from Hollywood and Atlanta' (Centre for Evidence-based Intervention seminars), Violet Butler Seminar Room, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR PETER DAVIDSON: 'Universal Baroque: the coherence of the early modern world' (Centre for Early Modern Studies lecture), Breakfast Room, Merton College, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR JEFFREY SACHS delivers the James Martin Twenty-first Century School Public Lecture, University Museum of Natural History, 5.30 p.m.

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