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

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Friday 15 March

GODFREY HOWARD (writer), BARBARA BRAY (translator), PATRICIA KESSLER (actor), and LES CLACK (actor): `Beckett in Paris' (Oxford Literary Festival), Maison Française, 5.45 p.m. (tickets £7, at the door or from the Oxford Playhouse).

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Monday 18 March

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Recruitment and selection—for those who chair selection panels for the appointment of non-academic and academic-related staff' (day 1), 9.30 a.m.–5 p.m. (see information above).

PROFESSOR L. WEISKRANTZ: `Conscious awareness in animals and people—dependent variable dualism' (Memorial Lecture in honour of Professor J.Z. Young), Lecture Room A, Department of Experimental Psychology, 4 p.m. (those who wish to attend should notify Jill Newman—tel. (2)71355, e-mail: jill.newman@psy.ox.ac.uk).

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Tuesday 19 March

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Recruitment and selection—for those who chair selection panels for the appointment of non-academic and academic-related staff' (day 2), 9.30 a.m.–1 p.m. (see information above).

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Wednesday 20 March

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Presentation skills' (day 2), 9.30 a.m. (or 2 p.m.) (see information above).

SACKLER LIBRARY open day, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. (open to members of the University on presentation of university card).

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Thursday 21 March

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Career review and planning for contract research staff', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

CHRIST CHURCH PICTURE GALLERY guided tour: `Mythological themes', 2.15 p.m. (booking not required).

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Friday 22 March

POETRY EVENING: `Dialogue among civilisations through poetry', Maison Française, 7.30 p.m.

STEVEN ISSERLIS: cello recital, Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's, 8 p.m. (tel. for bookings: 305305).

TOM POSTER: piano recital of works by Schubert, Beethoven, Scriabin, Debussy, Schumann, and Chopin (on behalf of the Friends of Rewley House), Holywell Music Room, 8 p.m. (tickets £12/£10, from (2)70393; also from the reception desk, Rewley House, and from the box office before the recital).

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Thursday 28 March

UNIVERSITY OFFICES closed (reopen 2 April).

UNIVERSITY MESSENGER SERVICE suspended (resumes 2 April).

SHELDONIAN THEATRE closed (reopens 8 April).

CHRIST CHURCH PICTURE GALLERY guided tour: `Jacob Jordaens', 2.15 p.m. (booking not required).

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Friday 29 March

BODLEIAN LIBRARY CLOSED (reopens 2 April).

SACKLER LIBRARY closed (reopens 3 April).

TAYLOR INSTITUTION LIBRARY closed (reopens 2 April).

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Thursday 4 April

CHRIST CHURCH PICTURE GALLERY guided tour: `The Harding Glass Collection', 2.15 p.m. (booking not required).

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Thursday 11 April

CHRIST CHURCH PICTURE GALLERY guided tour: general tour, 2.15 p.m. (booking not required).

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Friday 12 April

MARC-AND RÉ HAMELIN: piano recital, Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's, 8 p.m. (tel. for bookings: 305305).

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Tuesday 16 April

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Gender in teaching', 9.30 a.m.; `Recruitment and selection—for those who are occasionally involved in recruiting staff', 9.30 a.m.–1 p.m.; and `Recruitment and selection—for those on selection committees for academic appointments', 2–5.30 p.m. (see information above).

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Wednesday 17 April

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Listening skills' (day 1), 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

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Thursday 18 April

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Approaches to teaching', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

CHRIST CHURCH PICTURE GALLERY guided tour: general tour, 2.15 p.m. (booking not required).

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Friday 19 April

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Career review and planning for contract research staff', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

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Sunday 21 April

TRINITY FULL TERM begins.

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Tuesday 23 April

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Dealing with stress', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

NEIL MACGREGOR: `The perpetual present: the ideal of art for all' (Romanes Lecture), Sheldonian, 5.45 p.m.

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Wednesday 24 April

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Listening skills' (day 2), 9.30 a.m., and `Introductory statistical modelling for research: introduction to linear modelling', 3 p.m. (see information above).

PATRICK WRIGHT: `Deep and true? The cultural life of the English landscape' (John Berger Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

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Thursday 25 April

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Job search and interview skills for contract research staff', 9.30 a.m., and `Recruitment and selection—for departmental administrators and others involved in planning and supporting staff selection' (day 1), 9.30 a.m.–5 p.m. (see information above).

H. HASNA: `Women in urban agriculture: case studies from Harare (Zimbabwe), Kampala (Uganda), and Accra (Ghana)' (Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women seminars: `Gender in social and cross-cultural perspective'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

CHRIST CHURCH PICTURE GALLERY guided tour: `Frames', 2.15 p.m. (booking not required).

GORDON CAMPBELL: `Fragments and "The Ruin of Time" ' (Don Fowler Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

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Monday 29 April

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Managing contract research staff, Part 1: managing and developing effective teams', 9.30 a.m., and `Recruitment and selection—for departmental administrators and others involved in planning and supporting staff selection' (day 2), 9.30 a.m.–1 p.m. (see information above).

PROFESSOR UMBERTO ECO (Weidenfeld Visiting Professor of European Comparative Literature): `Translation and reference' (lecture series: `Translating and being translated'), Main Lecture Hall, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

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