University of Oxford


Oxford University Gazette, 11 March 2010: Diary

Thursday 11 March

Cancellation of seminar

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 research@learning.ox.ac.uk.

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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.ht ml).

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Monday 15 March

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Chairing meetings', 2 p.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

DR CLAIRE VALLANCE: 'The chemical origins of our planet' (public lecture in series 'What on Earth?'—part of National Science and Engineering Week), Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, 5.30 p.m.

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Tuesday 16 March

ALEX LIU: 'A history of life' (public lecture in series 'What on Earth?'—part of National Science and Engineering Week), Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, 5.30 p.m.

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Wednesday 17 March

A CELEBRATION of the founding of the Royal Society: 'A meeting on sustainability', introduced by the Vice-Chancellor, Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, 10 a.m. (tickets required for admission: applications to rsap@physics.ox.ac.uk).

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminars: 'Recruitment and selection online' (begins); 'Supervising D.Phil students' (for academic staff in Humanities and Social Sciences), 10 a.m.; and 'Examining D.Phil students' (for academic staff in all disciplines), 1.30 p.m. (see information above).

CONGREGATION meeting: admission of Proctors and Assessor for 2010–11, and demitting Proctors' oration, Convocation House, 12 noon.

MARK FRANKO: 'Martha Graham: from mythic journey to psychoanalytic voyage (1947þ53)', Lecture Theatre, Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies, 2.15 p.m.

SEYLA BENHABIB: 'Cosmopolitanism since Kant: claiming rights across borders in a new century' (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).

LORD (MELVYN) BRAGG: 'Notes from an amateur on the history of the Royal Society' (Wilkins–Bernal–Medawar Lecture), Sheldonian, 6.30 p.m. (free and open to the public, but tickets required: www.ticketsoxford.com, or tel. Oxford 305305).

PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER BRONK RAMSEY and DR ANDREW SHORTLAND: 'Radiocarbon dating and the Egyptian historical chronology' (Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art lecture), University Museum, 6.30 p.m. (tickets free, but register at: egyptian.chronology@rlaha.ox.ac.uk).

CONSORT IRIDIANA (all-female vocal ensemble) performs music by Binchois, Josquin, Judenkonig, Gombert, and plainsong from the Poissy Antiphonal, the chapel, New College, 8 p.m. (Tickets £10/£5. Enquiries: jonathan.williams@music.ox.ac.uk)

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Thursday 18 March

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminars: 'Working with systems thinking and the unconscious in the organisation' (action learning set 1), 9.30 a.m.; 'Supervising D.Phil students' (for academic staff in MPLS and Medical Sciences), 10 a.m.; and 'Approaches to lecturing in medicine' (for medical teachers), 2 p.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

PROFESSOR ROBIN COHEN, DR NICHOLAS VAN HEAR and ALAN GAMLEN: Round table discussion: 'The impact of diasporas' (COMPAS and IMI seminar series: 'The impact of diasporas: connection, contestation, convergence'), Seminar Room, Pauling Centre, 58a Banbury Road, 2 p.m.

CATHERINE AUDARD: 'The legacy of John Rawls' (Forum for European Philosophy in Oxford lecture), Lecture Room, Philosophy Faculty Centre, 2.30 p.m. (see further at www.philosophy-forum.org).

PROFESSOR VLATKO VEDRAL: 'Decoding reality' (public lecture in series 'What on Earth?'—part of National Science and Engineering Week), Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, 5.30 p.m.

PUBLIC LECTURES on medical topics: various speakers, Seminar Room, Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, John Radcliffe Hospital, 6 p.m. (see further in 'Lectures' above).

CHRIST CHURCH Cathedral Lent Course: 'The sound of angels', Priory Room, Christ Church, 7.15 p.m.

CHRISTOPHER REDGATE (oboe) and STEPHEN ROBBINGS (piano) perform works by Poulenc, Saint-Saëns, and Pasculli, and the world premiere of Edward Cowie's Kandinsky's Oboe, Holywell Music Room, 7.30 p.m. (tickets £12/£10/£5 from www.ticketsoxford.co.uk).

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Friday 19 March

PROFESSOR PHILIP KITCHER: 'Militant modern atheism' (Society for Applied Philosophy annual lecture), Auditorium, MBI Al Jaber Building, Corpus Christi, 5 p.m.

DR RICHARD BOMPHREY: 'How do animals fly?' (public lecture in series 'What on Earth?'—part of National Science and Engineering Week), Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, 5.30 p.m.

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Monday 22 March

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

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Wednesday 24 March

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Planning, review and integration: group meetings' (for academic staff), 2 p.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

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Thursday 25 March

CHRIST CHURCH Cathedral Lent Course: 'Our sound is our wound', Priory Room, Christ Church, 7.15 p.m.

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Monday 29 March

SIR MAGDI YACOUB: 'The hunt for the elusive cell to repair the heart' (public lecture), MBI Al Jaber Auditorium, Corpus Christi, 1.10 p.m.

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Wednesday 31 March

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Lecturing performance in medicine' (for medical teachers), 2 p.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

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Wednesday 7 April

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Introduction to finance' (for new administrative, research, library, IT, clerical, technical and ancillary staff), 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

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Wednesday 14 April

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Recruitment and selection online' (begins) (see information above).

THE ROCOCO PLAYERS perform Marlowe's Edward II, Oriel, 7.30 p.m. (Tickets £25/£15, in aid of the Oriel Restoration Fund and Gloucester Cathedral; continues to 17 April).

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Thursday 15 April

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Evaluating teaching in medicine' (for medical teachers), 2 p.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

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Monday 19 April

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminars: 'Course design' (for academic staff), 10 a.m.; and 'Evaluating your teaching' (for academic staff), 2 p.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

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Tuesday 20 April

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Teaching translation' (for language teachers), 2 p.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

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Wednesday 21 April

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminars: 'Springboard' (workshop 1, Wednesday programme), 9.30 a.m.; and 'Language course design and evaluation,' 2 p.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

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Thursday 22 April

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminars: 'Working with systems thinking and the unconscious in the organisation' (action learning set 2), 9.30 a.m.; 'Language testing and assessing student learning' (for language teachers), 2 p.m.; and 'Examining and assessing' (for academic staff), 2 p.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

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