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Oxford University Gazette, 10 March 2005: Diary


Friday 11 March

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: 'Handling conflict' (day 1), 9.30 a.m. (for details see the IAUL site).

PROFESSOR BEN SHELDON (Luc Hoffmann Professor of Field Ornithology): 'Ornithology at Oxford' (Inaugural Lecture), Wolfson, 5.30 p.m.

P. COWLEY: 'Sheep no more? The behaviour of the Parliamentary Labour Party, 2001–5' (Political Science Seminar Series), Clay Room, Nuffield, 5 p.m.

DR G. BROWN: 'When the wheels stop spinning: genetic defects of mitochondrial energy generation' (Heron-Allen Lecture), Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret Hall, 5.15 p.m.

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Saturday 12 March

ONE-DAY CONFERENCE: 'Edward Thomas and contemporary poetry', St Edmund Hall (enquiries to: joan.arthur@english.ox.ac.uk).

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Sunday 13 March

THE REVD ELISABETH GODDARD preaches the Sermon for the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin, Oriel, 10 a.m.

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Tuesday 15 March

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: 'Introductory Certificate in First-line Management', 9.30 a.m. (for details see the IAUL site).

PROFESSOR G. WEST: 'Reading the Bible in context' (seminar), Graham Room, Ripon College, Cuddesdon, 4.15 p.m. (to attend, e-mail: admin@ripon-cuddesdon.ac.uk).

ROSE KERR: 'Chinese porcelain: achievements and disasters at Jingdezhen' (William Cohn Memorial Lecture), Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean, 5 p.m.

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Wednesday 16 March

CONGREGATION meeting, Convocation House, 12 noon (admission of Proctors and Assessor for 2005–6).

OPEN MEETING for members of Congregation, with presentation of governance proposals by the Vice-Chancellor, Lecture Theatre, Medical Sciences Teaching Centre, 4 p.m.

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Thursday 17 March

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: 'Recruitment and selection—for administrators' (day 1), 9.30 a.m. (for details see the IAUL site).

R. KOSLOWSKI: 'Real challenges for virtual borders: the implementation of US- VISIT' (Centre on Migration, Policy, and Society seminars: 'Contemporary international migration—key issues'), Seminar Room, Pauling Centre (58a Banbury Road), 2 p.m.

CONGREGATION meeting, Sheldonian, 5 p.m.: conferment of DCL by Diploma on President Ciampi of Italy (admission by ticket only, available in advance from the Sheldonian).

PROFESSOR JULIAN PETO: 'Human papilloma viruses, cervical cancer, and screening' (Archie Cochrane 'Effectiveness and efficiency' lecture), Witts Lecture Theatre, Radcliffe Infirmary, 6 p.m.

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Friday 18 March

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: 'Recruitment and selection—for administrators' (day 2), 9.30 a.m., and 'Handling conflict' (day 2), 9.30 a.m. (for details see the IAUL site).

INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE, Trinity College, 3 p.m.: 'Perspectives on the Passion', with speakers including Neil MacGregor, Regina Schwartz, Robin Jensen, and John Butt (further information from Dr Christine Joynes: e-mail christine.joynes@trinity.ox.ac.uk; conference continues on Saturday and Sunday).

SHAIKHA MOZAH BINT NASSER AL MISSNED (UNESCO Envoy for Higher Education): 'Globalising education and educating the globe: the case for human development and education in Arab societies' (public lecture), Sheldonian, 5 p.m.

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Saturday 19 March

DAY-SCHOOL: 'World War II—unfinished business', with speakers Andrew Roberts, Robin Neillands, Col. John Hughes-Wilson, and Corelli Barnett, Christ Church (for further information e-mail: conferences@chch.ox.ac.uk).

STUDY-DAY (British Centre for Durkheimian Studies): 'Marcel Mauss: anthropologist and sociologist', Maison Française, 10.45 a.m.–4 p.m.

A CAPELLA PORTUGUESA (dir. Owen Rees): concert of Spanish Renaissance Passion music, and other music for Holy Week, the chapel, Queen's, 8 p.m. (Admission £10–£5. Enquiries: bernadette.nelson@wolfson.ox.ac.uk.)

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Sunday 20 March

DR JIM BENNETT: 'Surveyors subvert geometry' (table talk), Museum of the History of Science, 2.30 p.m.

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Monday 21 March

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: 'People and change', 9.30 a.m. (for details see the IAUL site).

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Tuesday 22 March

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: 'Introductory Certificate in First-line Management', 9.30 a.m. (for details see the IAUL site).

DR M. SHOOTER: 'Mental illness—the last great taboo' (Monica Fooks Memorial Lecture), Lecture Theatre, Medical Sciences Teaching Centre, 5 p.m.

JOANNA MACGREGOR: The Goldberg Variations of J.S. Bach (lecture–recital, launching a blackboard exhibition at the Museum of the History of Science), Holywell Music Room, 7 p.m. (admission free).

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Thursday 24 March

PITT RIVERS MUSEUM closed (reopens 28 March, 12 noon).

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Wednesday 30 March

NICOLA SCOTT: 'Employees in the driving seat: innovation at BMW Oxford' (seminar), Blenheim Room, Begbroke Science Park, 6.30 p.m. (to reserve a place, e-mail: rebecca.lingwood@begbroke.ox.ac.uk ).

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Thursday 7 April

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: 'Introduction to personnel management', 9.30 a.m. (for details see the IAUL site).

SPECIAL INTEREST WEEKEND PROGRAMME, 7–10 April, Christ Church, with a choice of themes: (i) 'An English revolution: the Civil War 1642–9', or (ii) 'A passion for plants—a garden revolution' (for further information e-mail: conferences@chch.ox.ac.uk).

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Wednesday 13 April

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: 'Grading and regrading of university posts'sts', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

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Thursday 14 April

GODFREY HOWARD, writer, with NICOLA HARRISON, mezzo-soprano, and JONATHAN GOOING, piano: 'Paris in words and music' (Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival event), Maison Française, 5.45 p.m. (tickets £6/£4.50 from the Oxford Playhouse, tel.: 305305).

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Friday 15 April

ANDREI MAKINE, writer, presents his work (Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival event), Maison Française, 6 p.m. (tickets £5/£3.50 from the Oxford Playhouse, tel.: 305305).

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Monday 18 April

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: 'Leadership—what it means to lead a team', 12.45 p.m. (for details see the IAUL site).

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