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Oxford University Gazette, 15 June 2006: Diary

Friday 16 June

WORKSHOP jointly organised by OULS, Proctors' Office, Oxford Learning Institute, and OUCS: 'Plagiarism: practical approaches to identifying and dealing with it' (bookings and further details:

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Springboard—Programme 4', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

KATHERINE HOMEWOOD: 'Pastoralism and poverty' (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology seminars), Pauling Centre, 58a Banbury Road, 4.15 p.m.

SIR HARRY KROTO: 'Can the Internet save the Enlightenment?' (Charles Simonyi Lecture in the Public Understanding of Science), Oxford Playhouse, 5 p.m. (Admission £3.50. Enquiries: 305305.)

DR YOUSSEF BOUTROS-GHALI (Minister of Finance, Arab Republic of Egypt): 'Globalisation in the periphery: the experience of Egypt' (Global Economic Governance Programme: Annual Lecture), Department of Politics and International Relations, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR ADAM ZEMAN: 'Does consciousness spring from the brain?' (Chichele Lectures: 'Frontiers of consciousness'), University Museum of Natural History, 5 p.m.

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Saturday 17 June


COLLOQUIUM: 'Epicurus in the Enlightenment: mode d'emploi', Magdalen, from 8.45 a.m. (Fee £12; students free. Enquiries to:

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM adult study morning: 'People of the blackland—how landscape shaped ancient Egyptian life', with Dr Helen Whitehouse, Curator, Egyptian and Nubian Collection, 10.30 a.m.–12 noon. (Cost: £15; Friends £12; students £8. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., or e-mail:

ORGAN RECITAL: Nigel McClintock, the chapel, Magdalen, 5.25 p.m. (admission free).

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Sunday 18 June

THE REVD CANON JANE SINCLAIR preaches the Commemoration Day Sermon, St Mary's, 10.30 a.m.

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Monday 19 June

JEAN-MARC BESSE: 'In the gardens of geography. Revolutionary and pedagogical spaces in the making (Paris, 1789–1889)' (seminar series: 'New directions in French research'), Maison Française, 5 p.m.

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Tuesday 20 June

PROFESSOR MICHAEL LESLIE: 'Guilt and the garden: fear and loathing in early modern paradise' (Robert Penson Lecture), Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's, 5 p.m.

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Wednesday 21 June

BODLEIAN LIBRARY closed (today only).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM free visually impaired event: 'Weapons, tools, and implements of the ancient world'—handling session using real and replica artefacts, 11 a.m.–12.30 p.m. (Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., or e-mail:

ENCAENIA, Sheldonian, 11.30 a.m. (doors open 10.45 a.m.; audience to be seated by 11.15 a.m.).

CONFERENCE: 'Seventeenth- and eighteenth-century French theatre performances—research and electronic databases', Maison Française, from 1.30 p.m. (continues on Thursday and Friday).

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Assertiveness'—day 2, 2 p.m. (see information above).

DR DAWN ARCHER and DR PAUL RAYSON: 'Teaching a computer to read Shakespeare: the problem of spelling variation' (OED Forum meeting), Rewley House, 5 p.m.

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Thursday 22 June

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminars: 'Introduction to the Bodleian Library', 11 a.m., and 'Running effective meetings', 12.45 p.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

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Saturday 24 June

CONFERENCE: 'Phénoménologie et modernisme', Maison Française, 9.30 a.m.–7 p.m. (registration: carole.bourne-taylor@brasenose.ox.a

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Sunday 25 June

THE REVD PROFESSOR RICHARD PFAFF preaches the St John Baptist's Day Sermon, Magdalen, 10 a.m.

PROFESSOR MARTIN SHAPIRO: 'Court, legislatures, administrators, and the making of social policy' (Foundation for Law, Justice, and Society and Centre for Socio-Legal Studies lecture), Maplethorpe Building, St Hugh's, 5 p.m. (register interest to:

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Wednesday 28 June

DR NAMAA GOREN-INBAR: 'On "taming" rocks and changing landscapes: a new interpretation of Neolithic cup-marks' (Friends of the Pitt Rivers Museum lecture), 64 Banbury Road, 6.15 p.m. (admission for non-members £2).

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Thursday 29 June

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminars: 'Project management', 12.45 p.m.; 'Discretionary pay', 2.15 p.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

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Friday 30 June

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Career review and planning for contract research staff', 9.15 a.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

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Monday 3 July

PROFESSOR A.G. FANE: 'Techniques to measure and enhance the performance of membrane processes' (Oliver Smithies Lectures: final lecture), Department of Engineering Science, 4 p.m. ^ Back to top