University Gazette, 25 June 2010: Diary
Sunday 27 June
THE REVD PROFESSOR PAUL FIDDES preaches the St John Baptist's Day Sermon, Magdalen, 10 a.m.
SHELDONIAN THEATRE closed for maintenance work (reopens 27 November; see also under 2 July below).
Tuesday 29 June
LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Proof reading,' 9.30 a.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).
Wednesday 30 June
LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Career pathfinder for research staff,' 9.30 a.m. (see information above).
Friday 2 July
SHELDONIAN THEATRE: exhibition of the proposed redecoration (returning the Theatre to the original Wren colour scheme), 9 a.m.–4.30 p.m.
WORKSHOP: 'Constitutions and the classics: Sieyes and de Meistre', Queen's, 9.15 a.m.–2 p.m. (further information at www.fljs.org).
LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Working with systems thinking and the unconscious in the organisation' (final workshop), 9.30 a.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).
PROFESSOR DIARMAID MACCULLOCH: 'Christian history on a lunatic scale: book and television' (Oxford Historic Churches Trust/Wolfson College Midsummer Lecture), Wolfson, 3 p.m. (admission by ticket; details at: www.ohct.org.uk/MacCullochLectu re.html).
PROFESSOR MARCUS DU SAUTOY delivers the keynote lecture in conference 'Spanish American literature and the scientific', Old Dining Hall, St Edmund Hall, 5.15 p.m. (further details at http://grad.mml.ox.ac.uk/spanishconfere nces).
Tuesday 6 July
LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Selection and interview skills for research staff,' 9.30 a.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).
Wednesday 7 July
LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Recruitment and selection online' (begins) (see information above).
CONFERENCE: 'God and physics' (with special guest Professor John Polkinghorne), Ian Ramsey Centre and the International Society for Science and Religion (continues until Saturday; for information see http://users.ox.ac.uk/~theo0038/Conferenceinfo/General.html).
BRENDA KING: 'Textiles by Thomas and Elizabeth Wardle and the influence of India' (Oxford Asian Textile Group lecture), Pauling Centre (58 Banbury Road), 5.30 p.m. (admission for visitors £2).
Saturday 10 July
NEW CHAMBER OPERA and THE BAND OF INSTRUMENTS perform Erismena, Princess of Media, by Francesco Cavalli, Warden's Garden, New College, 6.30 p.m. (Friends of the Bodleian event. Tickets £40. Enquiries and bookings: tel. (2)77234, or visit www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/bodley/friends)
Tuesday 13 July
CONFERENCE: 'Choruses: ancient and modern' (Annual Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama conference), Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies and the Jacqueline du Pré Building. (Continues tomorrow. For information: www.apgrd.ox.ac.uk/events/confchorus.html; to register: email@example.com)
LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Planning, review and integration: group meetings' (for academic staff), 11 a.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).
Wednesday 14 July
LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Springboard' (workshop 4, Wednesday programme), 9.30 a.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).
PROFESSOR NASSIM N. TALEB: 'Robustness and fragility' (BT Annual Lecture), BT Centre for Major Programme Management, Saïd Business School, 5.30 p.m. (registration: www.sbs.oxford.edu/events/taleb).
Friday 16 July
LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Springboard' (workshop 4, Friday programme), 9.30 a.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).
Monday 19 July
PROFESSOR FRANCES RADAY: 'Pluralism in Israel—religious, ethnic and gender equality through the looking glass of Israel's Supreme Court' (lectures: 'Israel: historical, political and social aspects'), senior common room, Law Faculty Building, 5 p.m.