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Oxford University Gazette, 21 January 2010: Diary

Friday 22 January

DR KATHERINE SWANCUTT: 'Dreams of time travel: ghostly simulacra and the drunken forecast in south-west China' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminar: 'Plausible pasts, uncertain futures—diviners, prophets, and forecasters'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 51 Banbury Road, 11 a.m.

FRÉDÉRIQUE AIT-TOUATI and THIBAUT MAUS DE ROLLEY: 'Knowledge and its transmission' (seminar series: 'Key words in French culture (sixteenth to eighteenth centuries)'), Maison Française, 11.30 a.m.

PROFESSOR DAVID BATES: 'The Normans and empire' (Ford's Lectures in British History: 'The Normans and empire'), Schools, 5 p.m.

TREVOR KAVANAGH: 'Politics and the popular press' (Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism: Media and politics seminar), Seminar Room, Nuffield, 5 p.m.

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Sunday 24 January

THE REVD PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER ROWLAND delivers the Macbride Sermon, Hertford, 10 a.m.

KENDREW CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT: Violin and piano works by Brahms, Schumann, and Schubert, Auditorium, St John's, 3 p.m. (admission by free programme, available from college lodge).

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Monday 25 January

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Project management,' 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

PROFESSOR BENNY MORRIS: 'Israel/Palestine: revisiting 1948?' (lecture series: 'Israel: historical, political, and social aspects'), Lower Lecture Room, Lincoln, 1 p.m.

VERKIJIKA FANSO: 'Scientific and traditional medicines in the Bamenda Grassfields, Cameroon: contact, conflict and collaboration' (seminar series: 'Local and global perspectives in the history of medicine'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR MOHAMMAD TALIB: 'Madrassahs and the political mobilisation of Islam before 9/11' (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.

PROFESSOR JOSEPH TUROW: 'When the audience clicks: buying attention in the digital age' (lecture), Oxford Internet Institute, 4.30 p.m. (to attend, e-mail name and affiliation, if any, to: events@oii.ox.ac.uk).

FRANCESCA PIZZUTELLI: 'Moving away from the South African model: amnesties and prosecutions in the practice of forty truth commissions' (Centre for Socio-legal Studies/Oxford Transitional Justice Research seminar series), Seminar Room D, Manor Road Building, 4.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR NICK HASTIE: 'Cancer, development and adult tissue maintenance' (Jenkinson Memorial Lecture), Lecture Theatre B, Department of Zoology, 5 p.m.

MARY HILTON: 'Enlightenment pedagogy, constructivism and material culture' (Besterman Centre for the Enlightenment workshops), Voltaire Foundation, 99 Banbury Road, 5 p.m.

MAGGIE CHARLES: 'Integrating corpus and discourse approaches in the analysis of academic writing' (Department of Education public lecture programme), Seminar Room A, 15 Norham Gardens, 5 p.m.

JEAN-PASCAL DALOZ: book launch for The Sociology of Elite Distinction: from Theoretical to Comparative Perspectives, Maison Française, 5 p.m.

MS C. MACMILLAN: 'The making of mistake(s) in English contract law' (Youard Lecture in Legal History), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, 5.30 p.m.

LOUISE BRADDOCK: 'What philosophers think and what psychoanalysts do' (St John's 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: paul.tod@sjc.ox.ac.uk).

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Tuesday 26 January

PROFESSOR TESSA RAJAK: 'Josephus' use of the Greek Bible' (European Seminar on Advanced Jewish Studies: 'Greek scripture and the rabbis'), Oriental Institute, 2.30 p.m.

LORD GRIFFITHS OF FFORESTFACH: 'Restoring hope for the world's poor' (Chavasse Lectures: 'Markets, money and morals: a vision for capitalism after the crisis'), Lower Common Room, Wycliffe Hall, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR MICHAEL ROSEN: 'The idealist theory of history defended (sort of)' (Isaiah Berlin Lectures: 'History and freedom in German idealism'), Schools, 5 p.m.

BARONESS KISHWER FALKNER, PROFESSOR ALI ALLAWI and PROFESSOR FAWAZ GERGES: 'Radical theocratic Islam in Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan' (Visiting Parliamentary Fellows seminar: 'God and Caesar'), Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR STEPHEN GARRETT: 'How to grow a creative business according to the laws of chance' (News International Visiting Professor of Broadcast Media Lectures), St Anne's, 5.15 p.m.

LUC FOISNEAU: 'Global justice or sovereignty: a Hobbesian dilemma' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

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Wednesday 27 January

Note: the lecture due to have been given today by Dr Christoph Lüthy, in the series 'What makes an "ism"? Doctrines and traditions in early modern thought and later historiography', has been cancelled.

CONFERENCE: 'The French contribution in a world of innovation' from 9 a.m. at Maison Française, then at Saïd Business School from 2 p.m.

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminars: 'Career pathfinder for research staff,' 9.30 a.m.; and 'Lecturing' (for academic staff in Humanities and Social Sciences) (part 1), 12 noon (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

MANAR AL-RASHWANI: 'Journalism in the Middle East and Jordan in particular' (Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism seminar series), Barclay Room, Green Templeton, 12 noon.

MARTIN BRIGHT: 'Journalism and extremism: the record' (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 DAWN ADES: 'Beyond painting: collage, objects, installations' (Slade Lectures: 'Surrealism and the avant-garde in Europe and the Americas'), University Museum of Natural History, 5 p.m.

DR PIET VAN BOXEL: ' "Crossing borders": Hebrew manuscripts as a meeting-place of cultures' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 5 p.m. (minibus available: see www.ochjs.ox.ac.uk).

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Thursday 28 January

ANNA SIDERIS, AMY WILLIAMSON, and JONATHON SWINARD (piano) perform Lieder, arias, and duets for sopranos, Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's, 1.15 p.m. (admission free).

ALAN GAMLEN: 'Rights in diaspora, impacts at home: portable voting and pension entitlements' (COMPAS and IMI seminar series: 'The impact of diasporas: connection, contestation, convergence'), Seminar Room, Pauling Centre, 58a Banbury Road, 2 p.m.

SHIRLEY ARDENER: 'Money-go-rounds (ROSCAs): Cameroon diaspora 2009' (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.

DR ANNAMARIA CARUSI: 'A humanities perspective on e-research' (Learning Institute public seminar series), Littlegate House, St Ebbe's Street, 4 p.m.

CANON ROBIN GAMBLE: 'Jesus the evangelist' (guest lecture), Couratin Room, St Stephen's House, 4.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR THOMAS PINK: 'Religious liberty and the coercion of belief' (Aquinas Seminar), the Aula of Blackfriars, 4.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR DIARMAID MACCULLOCH: 'Early Tudor England: a people's Reformation?' (fund-raising lecture to support the work of the Victoria County History Trust in Oxfordshire), University Church, 5 p.m. (tickets £10: see details in 'Lectures' above).

ROBERT WALKER: 'Evaluating France's anti-poverty programme: a double evaluation' (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.

MARIE-CHANTAL KILLEEN: 'Y a-t-il un "hors-sexe"? La question du genre chez Rozier et Garréta' (Modern French seminar), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR NILS STENSETH: 'Plagues, past, present, and future' (Linacre Lectures: 'Disease and environmental change'), Main Lecture Theatre, Department of Plant Sciences, 5.30 p.m.

JAMES CHANOS: 'The China Syndrome: warning signs ahead for the global economy' (lecture), Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's, 6.30 p.m.

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Friday 29 January

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

THE REVD CANON DR JANE SHAW: 'Modern apocalyptic movements in America and the UK' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminar: 'Plausible pasts, uncertain futures—diviners, prophets, and forecasters'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 51 Banbury Road, 11 a.m.

RICHARD PARISH: 'Belief' (seminar series: 'Key words in French culture (sixteenth to eighteenth centuries)'), Maison Française, 11.30 a.m.

SYMPOSIUM: 'Anthropology and history: remembering John Campbell' (South East European Studies at Oxford (SEESOX) event), Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 2.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR DAVID BATES: 'The experience of empire' (Ford's Lectures in British History: 'The Normans and empire'), Schools, 5 p.m.

DAVID DIMBLEBY: 'Reporting and anchoring' (Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism: Media and politics seminar), Seminar Room, Nuffield, 5 p.m.

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