University Gazette, 17 December 2009: Diary
Wednesday 23 December
SACKLER LIBRARY closed (reopens 4 January).
Thursday 24 December
ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM closed (reopens 27 December).
BODLEIAN LIBRARY closed (reopens 4 January).
UNIVERSITY MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY and PITT RIVERS MUSEUM closed (reopen 28 December).
TAYLOR INSTITUTION LIBRARY closed (reopens 4 January).
Thursday 31 December
UNIVERSITY MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY and PITT RIVERS MUSEUM closed (reopen 2 January).
Friday 1 January
ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM closed (today only).
Friday 15 January
LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Springboard' (follow-up day); and 'Planning, review and integration: briefing session' (for academic staff), 1.30 p.m. (see information above).
Tuesday 19 January
WILLIAM SMELIK: 'The faces of Aquila: translation and transculturation' (European Seminar on Advanced Jewish Studies: 'Greek scripture and the rabbis'), Oriental Institute, 2.30 p.m.
PROFESSOR JOHN WILLINSKY: 'Locke and the intellectual properties of learning' (lecture), University Museum of Natural History, 5 p.m.
PROFESSOR MICHAEL ROSEN: 'How (and to what end) should one study the history of ideas?' (Isaiah Berlin Lectures: 'History and freedom in German idealism'), Schools, 5 p.m.
Wednesday 20 January
PROFESSOR DAWN ADES: 'Automatism and chance: Surrealist strategies and their legacies in contemporary art and cinema' (Slade Lectures: 'Surrealism and the avant-garde in Europe and the Americas'), University Museum of Natural History, 5 p.m.
PROFESSOR IAN MACLEAN: 'Libertinism' (lecture series: 'What makes an "ism"? Doctrines and traditions in early modern thought and later historiography'), Hovenden Room, All Souls, 5 p.m.
DR MADHAVI NEVADER: 'When prophets start levitating: reading Elijah alongside Enoch' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 5 p.m. (minibus available: see www.ochjs.ox.ac.uk).
Thursday 21 January
PROFESSOR J. HANKINS: 'Republicans before republicanism' (Carlyle Lectures: 'The transformation of the republican idea in the Italian Renaissance'), Schools, 5 p.m.
DAVID STUCKLER: 'Economic crises and public health' (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.
Friday 22 January
PROFESSOR DAVID BATES: 'The Normans and empire' (Ford's Lectures in British History: 'The Normans and empire'), Schools, 5 p.m.