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Oxford University Gazette, 29 October 2009: Diary

Friday 30 October

IEVA RAUBISKO: 'Fear of the unsaid, surprise of trust: (un)covered knowledge in Chechnya's state of terror' (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology Ethnicity and Identity seminar: 'Keeping secrets, withholding knowledge and hidden behaviour'), 61 Banbury Road, 11 a.m.

BEN ANSELL: 'The new political economy of wealth' (Oxford Centre for the Study of Inequality and Democracy seminar), Seminar Room B, Manor Road Building, 1 p.m.

CAROLINE THOMSON: 'Running the BBC' (Nuffield College and Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism: 'Media and politics'), Seminar Room, Nuffield, 5 p.m.

DR ANTONI UCERLER and MRS IZUMI TYTLER: 'Cultural legacies, east and west Japanese treasures from the Bodleian collection' (Nissan Institute seminar series: 'Japan–UK 150'), Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

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Saturday 31 October

ROUND-TABLE DISCUSSION: 'Portugal, southern Europe, and the European Union in perspective', Seminar Room, St John's, 10 a.m.–5.30 p.m. (Arranged by the Camoes Centre in conjuntion with the University of Lisbon: register (no charge) with luisa.pintoteixeira@sjc.ox.ac.uk; details at http://ocsid.politics.ox.ac.uk/events/).

SUSAN PHILIPSZ and MICHAEL STANLEY in conversation about 'You are not alone' (special art commission for the Radcliffe Observatory), Museum of the History of Science, 11.30 a.m. (booking essential: Oxford 813800).

CHORAL MUSIC concert: Filigrane performs sacred music by Eric Whitacre, Francis Poulenc, Urmas Sisask, Benjamin Britten, and Arvo Pärt, the chapel, Harris Manchester, 7.30 p.m. (admission free, with retiring collection).

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Sunday 1 November

THE REVD DR NICHOLAS SAGOVSKY preaches, St Mary's, 10.30 a.m.

ALVIN MOISEY (piano) plays music by Rimsky-Korsakov, Scriabin, Tchaikovsky, and Rachmaninov, Balliol, 9 p.m. (series of Balliol Music Society concerts).

HARUKO MOTOHASHI (violin) and MASACHI NISHIYAMA (piano) perform works by Schubert, Cecilia McDowall, Britten, Mozart/Kreisler, and Beethoven, Wolfson, 5.30 p.m. (admission £5, concessions £3; proceeds in aid of the African Medical and Research Foundation).

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Monday 2 November

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

PHILIP KREAGER: 'Who is disadvantaged by population ageing? Looking beneath the demographic models to the ethnography in Indonesia' (Fertility and reproduction seminars: Reproduction and age), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 61 Banbury Road, 11 a.m.

PROFESSOR MICHAEL SUAREZ: 'Gerard Manley Hopkins' (Bodleian Library Centre for the Study of the Book master classes: 'Transmission: literary manuscripts on the move'), Seminar Room, New Bodleian Library, 2.15 p.m.

MARK HARRISON: 'Yellow fever and the international economy, c.1850–1920' (seminar series: 'Disease, health and medicine since 1650'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 47 Banbury Road, 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR PNINA WERBNER: 'Displaced enemies, displaced memories: British–Muslim and Jewish politics of memory of the Holocaust and Partition of British India' (Centre for Socio-Legal Studies: 'Interdisciplinary perspectives on communication and governance'), Seminar Room D, Manor Road Building, 4.30 p.m.

LEO JOHNSON: 'Future-proofing the business: navigating climate change uncertainty' (Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment seminar series: 'Strategising and embedding sustainability for business'), Seminar Room, Smith School, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR RICHARD H. BELL: 'Union with "Christ" in Wagner's Parsifal' (seminar series: 'The Bible in art, music, and literature'), Danson Room, Trinity, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR JAMES KUGEL: 'The rise of modern biblical scholarship' (Speaker's Lectures in Biblical Studies: 'Modern biblical scholarship and traditional religious belief'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR JEREMY DAUBER: 'Frightening Jews: two early Yiddish ghost stories and the origins of Jewish horror' (Corob Lecture in Yiddish Culture), Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR BEN QUASH and THE REVD NICK HOLTAN: 'Seeing salvation: the world of art' (lecture series exploring the world of the arts and their influence on the world of belief), the chapel, Harris Manchester, 5 p.m.

YOSSI MEKELBERG: 'Israel's foreign policy: contemporary challenges' (lecture in series 'Israel: historical, political, and social aspects'), Harris Lecture Theatre, Oriel, 8 p.m. (information at www.ihps-oxford.co.uk).

PROFESSOR TOM BURNS and DR JONATHAN GARBETTE: 'The interaction of attachment and coercion in mental health: a proposed study' (Interdisciplinary Seminars in Psychoanalysis), St John's College Research Centre, 45 St Giles', 8.15 p.m. (to attend, e-mail: paul.tod@sjc.ox.ac.uk).

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Tuesday 3 November

GENERAL SIR ROB FRY (RET): 'Setting the scene for a Defence review' (lunchtime discussions: Programme on the Changing Character of War), Seminar Room G, Manor Road Building, 1 p.m.

PROFESSOR JEREMY DAUBER: 'What is a Yiddish fable?: Ideology and epistemology in the early modern Seyfer Mesholim' (Special seminar in modern Jewish literatures), Faculty Room, Oriental Institute, 1 p.m.

PAOLO DIORIO: 'Scholarly information management—a proposal' (lecture series), Oxford e-Research Centre, 7 Keble Road, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR D.A. LAWTON: 'Voicing secrets: arts of confession in Langland and Petrarch' (Leverhulme Lectures: 'Public interiorities and voice in pre-Reformation England'), Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

DR JEREMY HOWICK: 'Placebo controls: problematic and misleading baseline measures of effectiveness' (Centre for Evidence-based Intervention seminars), Violet Butler Seminar Room, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, 5 p.m.

DR LARRY KREITZER: 'William Kiffin and Particular Baptist origins' (Oxford Centre for Christianity and Culture seminars: 'Exploring Baptist origins'), Regent's Park, 5 p.m.

JAMES RUSSELL: 'The magic mountain: a Zoroastrian archetype' (Ratanbai Katrak Lectures), Lecture Room 1, Oriental Institute, 5 p.m.

HENRIQUE MEIRELLES: 'Why we need a new global economic order: Brazil, the BRICs and the world economy' (Global Economic Governance Programme annual lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

LORD GRIFFITHS OF FFORESTFACH: 'The teaching of Jesus and the question of money' (Chavasse Lectures: Markets, money and morals: a vision for capitalism after the crisis), Lower Common Room, Wycliffe Hall, 5 p.m.

PATRICK DECLERCK: 'Ecrire contre l'homme: une lecture de textes de P. Declerck', Maison Française, 5.15 p.m. (M. Declerck is Author in Residence, MFO, 2–9 November.)

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Wednesday 4 November

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminars: 'Introduction to finance' (for new administrative, research, library, IT, clerical, technical and ancillary staff), 9.30 a.m., and 'Chairing meetings,' 2 p.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

DAMIAN TAMBINI: 'The rights and responsibilities of journalists' (Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism seminar series), Barclay Room, Green Templeton, 12 noon.

PROFESSOR NICK STENECK: 'Questionable research practices and how to respond to them' (Research Services seminar series: 'Research integrity seminars'), Teaching Room A, Rosemary Rue Building, Old Road Campus, 1 p.m.

JUSTIN REAY: ' "An uninterrupted excess of satisfaction": Samuel Pepys' naval papers in the Bodleian collections' (Friends of the Bodleian Thirty-minute Lecture) Convocation House, Bodleian Library, 1 p.m.

ANNA SIDERIS (soprano): vocal recital, the chapel, Mansfield, 1.15 p.m. (admission free).

PROFESSOR H. BEALE delivers the first of two Clarendon Law Lectures, Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR AVI SHLAIM: 'Israel and the Palestinians: a hundred years of conflict' (seminar series: 'The Muslim world today'), Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, George Street, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR JAMES KUGEL: 'Preaching the bad news' (Speaker's Lectures in Biblical Studies: 'Modern biblical scholarship and traditional religious belief'), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR JOHN NASSARI: 'The refugee voice and the problems of representation' (Refugee Studies Centre public seminar series: 'The politics of refugee voices'), Seminar Room One, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR LADISLAS ÖRSY: 'Do the "barbarians" have rights?' (Martin D'Arcy Memorial Lectures: 'At the origins of modern international law: the case of Francisco de Vitoria (c.1485– 1546) for human rights'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR GEERT JAN VAN GELDER: 'Classical Arabic' (seminar series 'Introducing ancient languages'), Room 3, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

MARTIN GRIFFITHS: 'Private diplomacy, public peace: practical challenges in contemporary peace negotiations' (public lecture: Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict (ELAC)), James Martin Twenty-first Century School, 5.15 p.m.

PATRICK DECLERCK: 'Psychoanalytical musings on Christ' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m. (M. Declerck is Author in Residence, MFO, 2–9 November.)

JOHN HYMAN: 'Pluralism and relativism' (Forum for European Philosophy in Oxford lecture), Lecture Room, Faculty of Philosophy, 5.30 p.m.

DR CATHERINE BROWN: 'D.H. Lawrence and Christianity' (University Church lecture series: 'Christian aesthetics'), Old Library, University Church (enter via Radcliffe Square), 6 p.m.

NICOLA BLACKWOOD (mezzo-soprano) and GUY NEWBURY (piano) perform works by Schubert, Brahms, Duparc, and Copland, Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's, 6.15 p.m. (admission free).

PROFESSOR JAMES KUGEL: 'A moment of confusion: a glimpse of how some ancient Israelites conceived of God' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 8 p.m.

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Thursday 5 November

CALYPSO NASH and ROSIE DUCKWORTH perform works for clarinet and piano, Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's, 1.15 p.m. (admission free).

DR SUSIE JACOBS: 'Gender and agrarian reforms: case studies from Vietnam, Zimbabwe and Brazil' (seminar series: 'Emerging issues in gender and development'), Queen Elizabeth House, 3 Mansfield Road, 2 p.m.

DR NICK MAI: 'The negotiation of social mobility, subjectivity and sexuality of male and transgender migrants working in the UK sex industry' (COMPAS seminar series: 'Gender, migration and citizenship'), Seminar Room, Institute of Human Science, 58a Banbury Road, 2 p.m.

WORKSHOP AND LECTURE: 'Translating Kafka' (Bodleian Library (Centre for the Study of the Book), Oxford Kafka Research Centre), Convocation House, Bodleian Library, 2–5 p.m. Register at ritchie.robertson@sjc.ox.ac.uk.

MARK FRANCIS: 'Spencer and the taming of the natural world' (seminar series: 'Darwin in history: contexts and issues'), Colin Matthew Room, History Faculty, 3 p.m.

DR REBECCA JOHNSON: 'Dealing with doctrines: time to outlaw nuclear weapon use?' (James Martin School seminars: 'Getting to zero'), James Martin Twenty-first Century School, Old Indian Institute, 3.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR JAMES KUGEL: 'Who's afraid of the documentary hypothesis?' (Speaker's Lectures in Biblical Studies: 'Modern biblical scholarship and traditional religious belief'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PAUL FREESTONE: 'A brief history of vegetarianism' (lecture), Seminar Room East, the Garden Building, Mansfield College, 5 p.m.

IAN JAMES: 'Bernard Stiegler and contemporary French philosophy' (Modern French seminar series), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

TOM ILUBE: 'Who's watching you online? Privacy, cybercrime and Internet fraud' (Distinguished Speaker Seminars), Saïd Business School, 5.30 p.m. (advance electronic registration is required at www.sbs.oxford.edu/events/).

DR MARK SHEEHAN: 'In defence of governance: ethics and social research' (Special Ethics Seminar), St Cross Room, St Cross, 5.30 p.m. (to book places: ethics@philosophy.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR H. BEALE delivers the second of two Clarendon Law Lectures, Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 6 p.m.

PROFESSOR SUSAN TREGGIARI: 'Syme and Servilia' (Ronald Syme Lecture), the Hall, Wolfson, 6 p.m.

MARK HONIGSBAUM: 'The great dread: pandemic influenza at the Victorian fin-de-siècle' (McGovern Lecture in the History of Medicine), E.P. Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green Templeton, 6 p.m.

FERN ELSDON-BAKER: 'The selfish genius: Richard Dawkins and the legacy of Charles Darwin' (Ian Ramsey Centre seminars), Old Dining Room, Harris Manchester, 8.30 p.m.

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