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Educational and Professional Development Seminars: places should be booked in advance through the Institute for the Advancement of University Learning (telephone: (2)86808, e-mail: services@learning.ox.ac.uk, Internet: http://www.learning.ox.ac.uk).

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Friday 9 March

ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY of Modern and Contemporary France study-day: `Intellectuals and the ethics of engagement', Maison Française, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. (advance booking required: cost £3, students £1).

N. KAWANAKA: `The experience of time in cultural travelling: reflections on the outward and inward journeys in Japanese identities' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminars: `The social construction of time'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

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Sunday 11 March

THE REVD DR GERARD J. HUGHES preaches the Sermon for the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Oriel, 10 a.m.

THE BAND OF INSTRUMENTS, with the Choir of New College, perform the second part of Handel's Messiah, the chapel, New College, 6 p.m. (part of Evensong—no charge for admission: applications for tickets to the Precentor, New College).

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Monday 12 March

SPECIAL LECTURE LIST, Trinity Term: items to be received by today (send to: lecture.lists@admin.ox.ac.uk).

EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT seminars: `Managing research projects', 10 a.m., and `Dealing with harassment' (day 2), 2 p.m. (see information above).

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Tuesday 13 March

EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT seminars: `Career review and planning for support staff', 9.30 a.m.; `Approaches to lecturing: practice sessions', 9.30 a.m.; `Supervising D.Phil. students', 2 p.m. (see information above).

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Wednesday 14 March

CONGREGATION meeting, 12 noon, Convocation House (Senior Proctor's Oration; admission of Proctors and Assessor for 2001–2).

EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT seminar: `Dealing with the media', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

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Thursday 15 March

EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT seminars: `Time management, for those who manage their manager's time as well as their own', 9.30 a.m., and `Tutorial teaching', 2 p.m. (see information above).

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Friday 16 March

EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT seminar: `Feedback to enhance teaching', 9.30 a.m. (see information above)

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Tuesday 20 March

EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT seminars: `Managing appraisal', 9.30 a.m., and `Job search skills for contract research staff', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

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Wednesday 21 March

EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT seminars: `Information overload: beat the bumph', 9.15 a.m., and `Assertiveness, for all staff' (day 2), 2 p.m. (see information above).

UNIVERSITY CLUB wine-tasting (6/8 South Parks Road): Some new additions to the wine- list, 5.45 p.m. (admission £2 per person).

POETRY READINGS (part of United Nations event): `Dialogue among cultures through poetry', Maison Française, 7.30 p.m.

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Thursday 22 March

EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT seminar: `Managing employee conduct and performance', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

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Friday 23 March

EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT seminar: `Team leadership' (day 1), 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

EUROPEAN MOVEMENT Open Forum: `European Union—fact and fiction' (with Chris Huhne, MEP), Maison Française, 7 p.m.

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Wednesday 28 March

EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT seminars: `Effective interview preparation for contract research staff', 9.30 a.m., and `Coaching skills', 2 p.m. (see information above).

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Thursday 29 March

PROFESSOR VALERIE BERAL: `The causes of breast cancer' (Archie Cochrane `Effectiveness and Efficiency' Lecture), Witts Lecture Theatre, Radcliffe Infirmary, 6 p.m.

KATHRYN STOTT (piano) and Federico Mondelci (saxophone) perform a programme including classical and contemporary music, with works by Debussy, Francaix, Paul Creston, Gershwin, Piazzolla, and a Francis Pott world première, Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's, 8 p.m. (tickets £10/£8 from the Oxford Playhouse: tel. 798600).

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Friday 30 March

G. HOWARD: `Paris—the literary city' (lecture, as part of the Oxford Literary Festival), Maison Française, 5.45 p.m. (tickets £4.50 from the Oxford Playhouse).

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Monday 2 April

THE BAND OF INSTRUMENTS perform orchestral music from Marc-Antoine Charpentier's opera Andromède, and the ballet suite from the composer's Prologue de Polieucte pour le Collège d'Harcourt, the chapel, New College, 8.30 p.m. (tickets £10/£5 from the Playhouse Box Office or at the door).

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Wednesday 4 April

PIANO RECITAL by Tom Poster (Friends of Rewley House Annual Concert), Holywell Music Room, 7.30 p.m. (information and tickets: katharine.nathan@kellogg.ox.ac.uk).

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Thursday 5 April

EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT seminars: `Career review and planning for contract research staff', 9.30 a.m., and `Recruitment and selection for heads of department and heads of division', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

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Friday 13 April

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM closed (reopens 16 April).

CHRIST CHURCH Picture Gallery closed (reopens 16 April).

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