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Oxford University Gazette, 12 June 2008: Diary

Friday 13 June

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminars: 'Springboard' (Programme 4, Workshop 3), 9.30 a.m., and 'Good practice in leading people (2)—handlng poor performance' ('Management and Leadership Development' series) (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

DR SIMON GREEN: 'Wykehamists and public servants: the recasting of the Ansonian ideal' (Chichele Lectures: 'All Souls after Anson: aspects of college history, c.1914–45'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

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Saturday 14 June

SARA FLANDERS: 'Dreams', and ROSEMARY DAVIES: 'Mourning and melancholia' (Introductory Lectures in Psychoanalysis), St John's College Research Centre, 9.30 a.m. (to attend, e-mail Dr Louise Braddock: leb41@cam.ac.uk).

MUSEUM OF THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE 10/10 day on the theme of 'East', linked to the special exhibition 'Heaven on Earth', 10 a.m.–10 p.m. ( a 'family friendly' event: further information at www.mhs.ox.ac.uk/events/family.htm).

SARAH CREWE BROWN: 'Medieval stained glass: art and technology' (Society for the History of Medieval Technology and Science: illustrated talk), Museum of the History of Science, 2.30 p.m.

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Sunday 15 June

MAYUMI FUJIKAWA (violin) and PATSY TOH (piano) perform works by Corelli, Beethoven, Prokofiev, and Schumann, the Hall, Wolfson, 5 p.m. (entrance £5, concessions £3; proceeds in aid of African Medical and Research Foundation).

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Monday 16 June

COLLOQUIUM: 'Politics, culture, and the ancient world in post-war Greece', Lecture Theatre, Classics Centre, 2–6.30 p.m. (enquiries: apgrd@classics.ox.ac.uk).

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Tuesday 17 June

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. (see information above).

DR F. EGMOND: 'Gardens as living collections in the decades before Tradescant' (Robert Penson Lecture), Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR STEPHEN MACMAHON: 'Blood pressure: from observational to randomised evidence' (Archie Cochrane 'Effectiveness and Efficiency' Lecture), E.P. Abraham Lecture Theatre, 6 p.m.

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Wednesday 18 June

ENCAENIA, Sheldonian Theatre, 11.30 a.m. (audience to be seated by 11.15 a.m).

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Thursday 19 June

PHILIP ZIEGLER: 'Prime Ministers: a biographer's view' (lecture at the Annual General Meeting of the Friends of the Bodleian), Sheldonian, 2.30 p.m. (enquiries: (2)77234; fob@bodley.ox.ac.uk).

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Friday 20 June

PROFESSOR ADA YONATH: 'The stunning ribosome architecture: from peptide bond formation to initial protein folding' (lecture), Lecture Theatre 2, Department of Biochemistry, 11 a.m.

CONFERENCE: 'Centres of Enlightenment', Maison Française, 12 noon–6 p.m. (continues tomorrow, 10 a.m.–4 p.m).

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Good practice in leading people teams—objective setting, role clarity, team dynamics' ('Management and Leadership Development' series), 12.30 p.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

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Saturday 21 June

ORGAN RECITAL: Dr Edward Higginbottom (Director of Music, New College), the chapel, St John's, 6 p.m. (admission free).

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Sunday 22 June

THE RT REVD FRANK GRISWOLD preaches the St John Baptist's Day Sermon, Magdalen, 10 a.m.

STEPHEN JOHNSTON: 'The table orrery—a demonstration of the eighteenth-century universe' (table talk), Museum of the History of Science, 2.30 p.m.

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Tuesday 24 June

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 25 June

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Assertiveness' (day 1), 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

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Thursday 26 June

CONFERENCE: 'Avatars du "Théâtral" en France sous l'Ancien Régime', Maison Française, 9 a.m.–6 p.m. (continues tomorrow, 9 a.m.–6.15 p.m).

SIMON PRESTON performs organ works by J.S. Bach (Andrew Chamblin Memorial Concert), Cathedral, 7.30 p.m. (admission free and open to all members of the University; enquiries: hacmemorial@yahoo.co.uk).

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Friday 27 June

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Good practice in managing projects (1)—activity breakdown, activity dependency, planning, monitoring' ('Management and Leadership Development' series), 12.30 p.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

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Saturday 28 June

DR JIM BENNETT: 'The pendulum clock in the seventeenth century' (gallery tour), Museum of the History of Science, 2 p.m.

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