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Oxford University Gazette, 6 March 2008: Diary

Friday 7 March

CONFERENCE: 'Les plaisirs de l'amitié', Maison Française, 9.30 a.m.–5.30 p.m.

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminars: 'Job search and interview skills for contract research staff', 9.30 a.m.; 'Managing employee conduct and performance', 9.30 a.m.; 'Good practice in managing projects (1)—activity breakdown, activity dependency, planning, monitoring', 12.30 p.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

DR IGNACY-MAREK KAMINSKI: 'Programming Japanese television: a field anthropologist's perspective' (Ethnicity and Identity seminars: 'The social anthropology of TV'), Lecture Room, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 61 Banbury Road, 11 a.m.

DR HILARY L. TURNER: 'An Elizabethan panorama in the Bodleian Library: Mr Sheldon's tapestry maps reunited' (Friends of the Bodleian thirty-minute lectures), Cecil Jackson Room, Sheldonian, 1 p.m. (Open to all members of the University. Enquiries:

JORDAN HATCHER: 'Implementing open data: the Open Data Commons Project' (seminar), Oxford Internet Institute, 1 St Giles', 4 p.m. (Open to the public. To attend, e-mail name and affiliation to:

EMMA AUBIN-BOLTANSKI: 'Marian pilgrimage in a Maronite village, Lebanon, 2004–7' (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology seminars), Pauling Centre, 4.10 p.m.

LORD GOLDSMITH: 'Citizenship' (seminar series: 'Problems in British government'), Lecture Room XI, Brasenose, 5 p.m.

EDWARD MORTIMER: 'Conclusion—Kofi Annan's Achievement' (lecture series: 'Inside the United Nations—reflections on an eight-year sabbatical'), Wharton Room, All Souls, 5 p.m.

CHRISTIANE EIFERT: 'Women entrepreneurs, 1950s–1980s: wartime left-overs or indicators of modernisation?' (Stifterverband Seminar Series: 'Peculiarities of West German modernity—state and society in the "Bonn Republic" '), European Studies Centre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

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Saturday 8 March

COLLOQUIUM: 'Alexandria in late antiquity: education, art, and scholarship', History Faculty Building, 2–6 p.m. (further details in 'Lectures' above).

PROFESSOR MIRI RUBIN: 'Mary of the Europeans: emotion and devotion' (Society for the Study of Medieval Languages and Literature: annual Open Lecture), Vernon Harcourt Room, St Hilda's, 5 p.m. (Open to all members of the University. Enquiries:

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Tuesday 11 March

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminars: 'Introduction to management and leadership at Oxford', day 5, 9.30 a.m., and 'Introduction to the University Library Services', 2 p.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

DR TIM BOON: 'Secrets of nature: how the microscope brought an invisible world to the cinema' (public lecture), Museum of the History of Science, 7 p.m.

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Wednesday 12 March

LEARNING INSTITUTE: start of online course 'Recruitment and selection'; seminars: 'Supervising D.Phil students (Sciences and Medical Sciences)', 10 a.m., and 'Examining D.Phil students (Sciences and Medical Sciences)', 1.30 p.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

CONGREGATION meeting, Convocation House, 12 noon: admission of Proctors and Assessor for 2008–9 (Professor D.G. Fraser, Dr D.A. Harris, and Dr J.B.W. Nightingale), and Oration by the demitting Senior Proctor, Dr James Forder.

JAMES MARTIN: 'Target Earth: the grand-scale problems of the twenty-first century' (lecture), Lecture Theatre, University Museum of Natural History, 5 p.m. (free and open to the public, but registration advised: .

WEATHERALL INSTITUTE OF MOLECULAR MEDICINE: public lectures for Science Week by Professor Douglas Higgs, Professor Alan Storey, Professor Richard Moxon, Dr Ed Evans, and Dr Rajeev Gupta, Seminar Room, WIMM, JR Hospital, 6–8 p.m. (further details in 'Lectures' above).

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Thursday 13 March

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminars: 'Supervising D.Phil students (Humanities and Social Sciences)', 10 a.m.; 'Examining D.Phil students (Humanities and Social Sciences)', 1.30 p.m.; 'Approaches to lecturing in medicine', 2 p.m.

SHOWING of film The Meaning of the 21st Century (produced by James Martin), Phoenix Picture House, 4 p.m., followed by question-and-answer session with Dr Martin (free tickets available at

DR ROBERT GOODLAND: 'How the World Bank could lead the world in alleviating climate change' (Brian Walker Lecture on Environment and Development), E.P. Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green College, 6 p.m.

THE VEN. JULIAN HUBBARD: 'F.W. Faber' (Christ Church Cathedral Lent Course: 'Hymns and hymnwriters' (members of Chapter explore devotional depths and doctrines in various hymns and writers), Priory Room, Cathedral, 7.15 p.m. (open to the public).

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Friday 14 March

CONFERENCE: 'Neolithic violence in a European perspective', Centre for the Environment, from 1 p.m. (Continues tomorrow, from 9.30 a.m. Details at ces/neolithic_violence)

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminars: 'Springboard' (Programme 2, Workshop 3), 9.30 a.m., and 'Good practice in managing projects (2)—financial reporting and budget planning', 12.30 p.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

CONFERENCE: 'Combating terrorism: the role of international regimes', St Antony's, 9.30 a.m.–6 p.m. (Continues tomorrow, 9.20 a.m.–3.30 p.m. Enquiries and registration:

CONFERENCE: 'Boundaries of witchcraft in the Upper Rhine region', Maison Française, 2–6 p.m. (Continues tomorrow, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Enquiries:

THE CHILINGIRIAN QUARTET performs works by Haydn and Mozart, Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's, 8 p.m. (Tickets £20/£15/£12, from Enquiries:

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Saturday 15 March

CONFERENCE: 'Venice and the League of Cambrai: politics, art, architecture', St John's, 9.30 a.m.–5 p.m. (Registration free, but space limited; to reserve a place, e-mail

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Sunday 16 March

INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE: 'Biblical women and their afterlives: New Testament characters', Danson Room, Trinity, from 4 p.m. (Continues Monday and Tuesday. Programme and booking form at

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Monday 17 March

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Dealing with stress', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

COLLOQUIUM: 'Villas and politics at the end of the Western Empire', Ioannou Centre, 2–5.30 p.m. (further details in 'Lectures' above).

THEODOR HOLM NELSON: 'A very general lecture', Oxford Internet Institute, 1 St Giles', 3 p.m. (Open to the public. To attend, e-mail name and affiliation to:

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Tuesday 18 March

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Introduction to management and leadership at Oxford', day 6, 9.30 a.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

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Wednesday 19 March

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Springboard' (Programme 3, Workshop 3), 9.30 a.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

JENNIE PARRY: 'My braid journey takes me to Kyoto' (Oxford Asian Textile Group meeting), Pauling Centre, 58 Banbury Road, 5.45 p.m. (admission for visitors £2).

THE CHOIR OF CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL, with THE LONDON MUSICI, perform Bach's Passion According to St John (dir. Stephen Darlington), Cathedral, 7.30 p.m. (admission free, with retiring collection).

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Friday 21 March

BODLEIAN LIBRARY: reading rooms closed until 25 March, but the library open to visitors for admission to the Divinity School, guided tours, exhibition, and shopping in the gift shop, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., today, tomorrow, and Easter Monday.

SACKLER LIBRARY closed until 25 March.


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