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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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Sunday 28 March

HUMPHREY CARPENTER reads passages from Alice in Wonderland, Christ Church Picture Gallery, 12.30 p.m. (entrance free, but advance booking advisable—tel. (2)76172). (Related to the gallery's current exhibition, `Alice's Adventures Under Ground'.)

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Thursday 1 April

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Writing at work'—week 5, 3.30 p.m. (see information above).

DR A. POPESCU: `From torture to transfiguration: the Romanian Gulag revisited' (seminars for Lent: `Tortured humanity'—accompanying exhibition of bronze crucifixion statue by Doru Imbroane Marculescu), Cathedral, 8 p.m. (admission free, with retiring collection).

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Friday 2 April

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Springboard'—Programme 2, 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

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Monday 5 April

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Recruitment and selection for all staff'—day 1, 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

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Tuesday 6 April

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Recruitment and selection for all staff'—day 2, 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

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Friday 9 April

BODLEIAN LIBRARY closed (for full details, see notice in this Gazette).

SACKLER LIBRARY closed (reopens 13 April).

TAYLOR INSTITUTION library closed (reopens 13 April).

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Saturday 17 April

CONFERENCE: `Shelving translation', Maison Française, 9 a.m.–6.30 p.m.

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Thursday 22 April

THE REVD DR MICHAEL SCREECH celebrates Holy Communion (Latin), St Mary's, 8 a.m.

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Business planning at departmental level, for heads of department and chairmen of boards', 9 a.m., and `Dealing with stress', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

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Friday 23 April

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Springboard'—Programme 3, 9.30 a.m.; `Career review and planning for contract research staff', 9.30 a.m.; and `Presentation skills practice', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

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Sunday 25 April

TRINITY FULL TERM begins.

THE REVD CANON JOHN FENTON preaches the St Mark's Day Sermon, Magdalen, 10 a.m.

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Monday 26 April

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Leadership—what it means to lead a team', 12.45 p.m. (see information above).

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Tuesday 27 April

J. BROWN: `Bartók and the grotesque body' (Graduate Students' Colloquia), Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 5.15 p.m.

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Wednesday 28 April

MARIO VARGAS LLOSA (Weidenfeld Visiting Professor of European Comparative Literature): `The divine stenographer' (lecture series: `The tempation of the impossible: Victor Hugo's Les Misérables'), Nelson Mandela Lecture Theatre, Saïd Business School, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR JOHN BELL: `Will genomics change Oslerian medicine?' (inaugural Annual Osler Lecture), Lecture Theatre, Medical Sciences Teaching Centre, 6 p.m.

PROFESSOR A. BALABAN: `Mourning a father lost: a kibbutz childhood remembered' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 7 p.m.

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Thursday 29 April

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Recruitment and selection—follow-up sessions', 9.30 a.m.; `Briefing for research supervisors, group leaders, and administrators', 12.30 p.m.; and `Reruitment and selection for those involved in academic appointments', 2 p.m. (see information above).

ANTHONY MARWOOD, CAROLINE WOLFF, TOBY APPEL, and

COLIN CARR perform Mozart's Divertimento for string trio, K.563, and Beethoven's Quartet in A minor, op. 132, the Auditorium, St John's, 8.30 p.m. (admission by free programme, available from the porters' lodge).

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Friday 30 April

PROFESSOR ANTHONY LEGGETT: `Does the everyday world really obey quantum mechanics?' (Cherwell–Simon Lecture), Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, 4.30 p.m.

DR BILL PARK: `Turkey, the Kurds of Iraq, and the US; three sides of a triangular relationship' (Programme on Contemporary Turkey lecture), Dahrendorf Room, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

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Sunday 2 May

THE REVD DR GILES FRASER preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Tuesday 4 May

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Assertiveness'—day 1, 2 p.m. (see information above).

A. GRANT: `Reliving the creative process: self-analysis and compositional principles in Cross Currents' (Graduate Students' Colloquia), Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 5.15 p.m.

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Wednesday 5 May

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

PROFESSOR D. PENSLAR: `Is Israel a colonial state? Reflections on the relationship between Zionism, colonialism, and post-colonialism' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 7 p.m.

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