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Oxford University Gazette, 9 March 2006: Diary

Friday 10 March

STUDY-DAY: 'Sciences et capitals: les académies face à la question de la technique en architecture fin 17es–1750', Maison Française, 9.30 a.m.–6 p.m.

DR I. FOWLER: 'Multi-sensorial experience of funerals in the Cameroon grasslands' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminars: 'A sense of identity'), Lecture Theatre, 61 Banbury Road, 11 a.m.

CONFERENCE: 'Good governance and democracy: competing or complementary models of global political legitimacy?', Seminar Room, Merton, 2.30–6.30 p.m. (continues tomorrow, 9.30 a.m.–1 p.m.). (Details from the Maison Française: maison@herald.ox.ac.uk).

A. TIMM: 'Off-centre: the macro- and micro-politics of establishing a business school in the periphery' (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology seminar, Pauling Centre for Human Sciences, 58a Banbury Road), 4.15 p.m.

MICHAEL GEHLER: 'Crisis of consitution-building as vehicle for a strengthened European public sphere' (lecture series: 'European crises 1945–2005: challenge and response in European integration'), European Studies Centre, 5 p.m.

E. OTTOLENGHI: 'Israel at the polls: issues and trends in Israeli elections, 1992–2006' (seminar series: 'The politics of elections in the Middle East today'), the Buttery, St Antony's, 4 p.m. (enquiries: Oxford (2)84780 or mec@sant.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR FRANCIS NYAMNJOH: 'Insiders and outsiders: citizenship and xenophobia in contemporary southern Africa' (Annual African Studies Lecture), Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

PANEL DISCUSSION: 'Beyond the Cold War: can new Europe create Trans-Atlanticism?', Large Seminar Room, Rothermere American Institute, 5 p.m. (further details in 'Lectures' above).

PROFESSOR N.M. FERGUSON: 'Planning for the unpredictable: how modelling can aid preparations for the next flu pandemic' (Heron-Allen Lecture), Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret Hall, 5.15 p.m. (enquiries: janet.wardell@lmh.ox.ac.uk).

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Saturday 11 March

HILARY FULL TERM ends.

ONE-DAY WORKSHOP: 'Forms of Union: the British and Spanish monarchies in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries', European Studies Centre, St Antony's, 9.30 a.m.–6 p.m. (enquiries: european.studies@sant.ox.ac.uk).

MUSEUM OF THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE gallery talk: 'The astrolabe, east and west', 2 p.m. (no charge; booking not required).

ROBERT HARDY: 'The great war bow' (Society for the History of Medieval Technology and Science lecture), Exeter, 2.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR ÉAMONN Ó CARRAGÁIN: 'The Dream of the Rood and eighth-century Northumbria' (Society for the Study of Medieval Languages and Literature lecture), Council Room, Mansfield, 4.45 p.m.

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Sunday 12 March

THE RT REVD RICHARD HARRIES preaches the Sermon for the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin, Oriel, 6 p.m.

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Monday 13 March

ONE-DAY WORKSHOP: 'Historical perspectives on the transitions to democracy in southern Europe', Powicke Room, History Faculty Building, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (to attend, contact: teena.stabler@history.ox.ac.uk).

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Supervising D.Phil. students'—Social Sciences, 2–5 p.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

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Tuesday 14 March

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminars: 'Lecturing: purposes, approach, and performance (all divisions)', 9 a.m.; 'Voice coaching, 2 p.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

SARA PARETSKY: 'Crime fiction and its place in society' (seminar), Rothermere American Institute, 12 noon. (registration necessary: e-mail academic.programme@rai.ox.ac.uk) .

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Wednesday 15 March

CONGREGATION meeting, Convocation House, 12 noon: admission of Proctors and Assessor 2006–7; demitting Senior Proctor's Oration.

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Voice coaching', 9 a.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

PROFESSOR IGOR R. EFIMOV: 'Towards painless defibrillation: virtual electrode theory of electrical stimulation of the heart' (Astor Visiting Fellow's Lecture), Large Lecture Theatre, Sherrington Building, 4 p.m.

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Thursday 16 March

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminars: 'Supervising D.Phil. students': Mathematical and Physical Sciences, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.; Humanities, 2005 p.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

JONATHAN GORSKY: 'Next year in Jerusalem' (Lent course: 'The heart in pilgrimage'), Priory Room, Christ Church, 7 p.m. (further details from: nicholas.coulton@chch.ox.ac.uk).

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Friday 17 March

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Supervising D.Phil. students'—LES and Medical Sciences, 10 a.m.–1 p.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

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Saturday 18 March

STUDY-DAY: 'Il parla ainsi com vous orrez', Maison Française, 9 a.m.–6 p.m.

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Sunday 19 March

SARKIS ZAKARIAN: recital of piano music by Schumann and Beethoven, the Hall, Wolfson, 5 p.m. (admission £5, concessions £3; proceeds in aid of the African Medical and Research Foundation).

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Tuesday 21 March

SYMPOSIUM, by leading international ecologists: 'Advances in theoretical ecology' (a celebration of the career of Professor Lord (Robert) May), Department of Zoology, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. (first of two days; continues tomorrow). (Programme at: www.zoo.ox.ac.uk/news/may_sy mposium.pdf.)

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Wednesday 22 March

SYMPOSIUM, by leading international ecologists: 'Advances in theoretical ecology' (a celebration of the career of Professor Lord (Robert) May), Department of Zoology, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. (second day).

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Job search and interview skills for contract research staff', 9.15 a.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

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Thursday 23 March

PROFESSOR JAMES ALLAN: 'Pilgrimage—the sacred journey' (Lent course: 'The heart in pilgrimage'), Priory Room, Christ Church, 7 p.m. (further details from: nicholas.coulton@chch.ox.ac.uk).

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Friday 24 March

CONFERENCE: 'Echanges franco-britanniques entre savants depuis le XVIIe siècle', Maison Française, 2–6 p.m. (continues tomorrow, 9 a.m.–6 p.m.).

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Saturday 25 March

HILARY TERM ends.

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Monday 27 March

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'People and change', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

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Sunday 28 March

MARIE DARRIEUSSECQ presents and reads her work, Maison Française, 6.30 p.m. (tickets: £6, from the Oxford Playhouse: tel. Oxford 305305).

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