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Oxford University Gazette, 10 June 2010: Diary

Friday 11 June

MAISON FRANÇAISE study day: 'Aristotle on action', Oriel, 10 a.m. (continues tomorrow).

CONFERENCE: 'The vitality of Taiwan' (day 1) (Taiwan Studies Programme), Dahrendorf Room, Founder's Building, St Antony's (registration required: or res.html).

WILLIAM ROGER LOUIS: 'A troubled Oxford in the 1960s: the case of Oxford University Press and the Waldock Report of 1970' (Chichele Lecture), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

DR JONNY STEINBERG: 'Development as an alien culture: the purposes of governance in South Africa' (African Studies annual lecture), Nissan Lecture theatre, St Antony's College, 5 p.m.

AMY THOMPSON (flute) and DANIEL SWAIN (piano) perform works by Stanley, Vaughan Williams, Oliver Knussen, and Bowen, Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's, 6.15 p.m. (admission free; enquiries:

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Saturday 12 June

CONGREGATION meeting, Sheldonian, 2.30 p.m. (conferment of honorary D.Litt on Dr Henry Reece).

PROFESSOR ALESSANDRO SCAFI: 'Mapping paradise' (Society for the History of Medieval Technology and Science lecture), Museum of the History of Science, 2.30 p.m.

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Sunday 13 June

HOWARD JACOBSON preaches, St Mary's, 10.30 a.m.

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Monday 14 June

KATE MARSH: ' "Rights of the individual", indentured labour, and Indian workers: medical discourse and the slavery debate in the French Antilles post-1848' (seminar series: 'Unruly bodies'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 47 Banbury Road, 2.15 p.m.

GEOFFREY MASON: 'Employer support for part-time study in higher education: pushing at an open door?' (Department of Education public lecture programme), Seminar Room A, 15 Norham Gardens, 5 p.m.

THE VEN. DR KHAMMAI DHAMMASAMI: 'Buddhism in post-colonial Burma, 1948- -88' (Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies lecture series), Lecture Room XXIII, Balliol, 5.15 p.m.

KENDREW CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT: includes works for string quartet by Ravel and Schubert, Auditorium, St John's, 8.30 p.m. (admission by free programme, available from college lodge).

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Tuesday 15 June

PROFESSOR FRANCIS ROBINSON: 'The rise of the Shia: Hizbollah and the Lebanon—the Shia of Iraq' (lecture series: 'The emergence of the modern Muslim world. Part II: Islamic revivalism and Western domination, c.1920– c.2000'), Centre for Islamic Studies, 10 a.m. (open to matriculated members of the University).

DR PAUL CORNISH lectures in the 'Changing Character of War' seminar series, Seminar Room G, Manor Road Building, 1 p.m.

LORD PATTEN in conversation with LORD HANNAY and SIR STEPHEN WALL: 'British EU policy after the election' (Chancellor's seminar), Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

MS JENNY TAMPLIN: 'Still mourning? Orpheus and time regained' (graduate colloquia), Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music, 5.15 p.m.

SARAH KAY: 'The nightingales' way: Jean Renart's Roman de la Rose and the invention of French poetry' (Taylor Lecture), Main Hall, Taylor Institution, 5.15 p.m.

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Wednesday 16 June

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Springboard' (workshop 3, Wednesday programme), 9.30 a.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

ALEX CONNOCK: 'How to make money in news and current affairs TV' (Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism seminar), Barclay Room, Green Templeton, 12 noon.

JOSÉ LUIS PÉREZ TRIVINO and DR MARK SHEEHAN: 'Altruism and holocaust: some remarks' (JLPT); 'Society in science: why should we involve patients and the public in research?' (MS) (Advanced research seminar series), James Martin Twenty-first Century School, 3 p.m. (open to scholars and Oxford graduate students).

DR ALISON SHAW and DR MOHAMMAD TALIB: 'Reflections on key themes and methodologies' (seminar series: 'Muslims in Britain: research and reflections'), Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, 5 p.m.

PATRICK HASE: 'Fung Shui in principle and practice' (Friends of the Pitt Rivers Museum lecture, followed by Annual General Meeting), lecture theatre, Pitt Rivers Museum, 6.15 p.m. (admission for visitors £2).

DR LUTZ DOERING: 'Jewish letter-writing in the Second Temple period' (David Patterson Seminars), Hebrew and Jewish Studies Unit, Yarnton Manor, 8 p.m.

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Thursday 17 June

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

BODLEIAN LIBRARIES LECTURES, with architects from Shepley Bulfinch, Lecture Theatre, University Museum: 'The college library as intellectual hearth,'12 noon, and 'Library edges: from porous borders to transitional spaces,' 5 p.m.

DR ANDERS SANDBERG: 'Improvement of the human condition in our ageing society' (Oxford Institute of Ageing seminar series: 'Theological, arts and humanities perspectives on ageing'), Seminar Room, Wolsey Hall, 12.30 p.m.

ANTHONY GRAFTON and JOANNA WEINBERG: 'A master Hebraist: Johannes Buxtorf and his Hebrew copybook' (European Seminar on Advanced Jewish Studies: 'The reading of Hebrew and Jewish texts in the early modern period'), Exeter, 1 p.m.

PROFESSOR KAREN FOG OLWIG: 'Caribbean nurses in Britain: victims, heroines or dutiful daughters?' (Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS) seminar series: 'Anthropological approaches to migration and mobility'), Seminar Room, Institute of Human Sciences, 2 p.m.

VISITING FELLOWS FROM CHINA, USA AND IRELAND: (International Gender Studies Centre seminars: 'Political and reciprocal aspects of cross-cultural research'), Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

JAN YOUNGHUSBAND: ' "Powder my face": the challenge of creating new work for the camera' (in this lecture Ms Younghusband discusses her operatic works and collaborations with Sam Taylor-Wood, Antony Gormley, and Steve McQueen), Faculty of Music, 4 p.m. (admission free and open to the public).

PATRICK SEALE: 'The deep grammar of the Middle East system: what future for Arab Nationalism?' (George Antonius Lecture), Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

PATRICK MCGUINESS: 'Death and belgitude in William Cliff's poetry' (Modern French seminar), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

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Friday 18 June

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Springboard' (workshop 3, Friday programme), 9.30 a.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

CONVOCATION meeting, Convocation House, 4 p.m.: announcement of result of election to the Professorship of Poetry (note: the wearing of gowns is optional).

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Monday 21 June

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Time management for support staff: managing your work,' 9.30 a.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

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