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Oxford University Gazette, 13 December 2007: Diary

Friday 15 December

CONFERENCE: 'Russia beyond 2008', St Antony's 9 a.m.–5.30 p.m. (registration required, by 10 December: elena.katz@sant.ox.ac.uk).

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Wednesday 19 December

ADVENT CONVERSATIONS: 'What is God saying in reality TV?', Wesley Memorial Church, 12.30 p.m.

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Saturday 22 December

BODLEIAN LIBRARY: Central Bodleian reading-rooms closed (reopen 2 January; see full details above).

SACKLER LIBRARY closed (reopens 2 January).

TAYLOR INSTITUTION LIBRARIES closed (reopen 2 January).

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Wednesday 9 January

LEARNING INSTITUTE online course starts: 'Recruitment and selection' (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

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Thursday 10 January

CENTRE FOR CRIMINOLOGY conference: 'Globalisation, ethnicity, and racism: challenging criminology', Centre for Criminology, 1–4.30 p.m. (Continues tomorrow, 9–4.30 p.m. Registration required: mary.bosworth@crim.ox.ac.uk.)

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Welcome to the University', 2 p.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

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Friday 11 January

CANON ANDREW WHITE: 'Peace—reimagining the world' (address at St Antony's Day Service), Fellows' Dining Room, Hilda Besse Building, St Antony's, 6 p.m. (celebrant: The Revd Dr Andrew Bunch).

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Sunday 13 January

ANTHONY MARWOOD and SOLOISTS OF THE IRISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA perform works by Shostakovich, Dvorák, and Mendelssohn, the Auditorium, St John's, 3.30 p.m. (Admission by free programme, available from the Porters' Lodge, St John's. Enquiries: daniel.parkes@sjc.ox.ac.uk.)

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Monday 14 January

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminars: 'Assertiveness' (day 1), 9.30 a.m., and 'Tutorial teaching (Humanities and Social Sciences)', 2 p.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

PROFESSOR KAY REDFIELD JAMISON: 'Beyond happiness: exuberance and mania' (Green College Lectures: 'Prospects of happiness?'), E.P. Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green College, 6 p.m.

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Tuesday 15 January

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminars: 'Time management for administrative, secretarial, and support staff', 9.30 a.m., and 'Tutorial teaching (Sciences and Medical Sciences)', 2 p.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

ANTHONY LILLEY (News International Visiting Professor of Broadcast Media): 'Who controls the stories?' (lecture series: 'Twenty questions for the future of the media'), St Anne's, 5.30 p.m.

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Wednesday 16 January

ADAM CRAWFORD: 'Excavating the politics of antisocial behaviour' (Centre for Criminology seminars), Seminar Room A, Manor Road Building, 3.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR ALEX POTTS: 'The artist's project: art work beyond the domain of art' (Slade Lectures: 'Modern experiments in realism'), Museum of Natural History, 5 p.m.

ROBERT MABRO: 'Geopolitics of energy: new challenges and opportunities' (Oxford Institute for Energy Studies and St Antony's seminar series: 'Geopolitics of energy'), Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

DR RAFFAELA DEL SARTO: 'The limits of consensus: Israel's contested identity between regional conflict and peace-making' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 8 p.m.

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Thursday 17 January

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

PROFESSOR JOHAN GALTUNG: 'The coming decline and fall of the US empire' (Olof Palme Memorial Lecture), Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

MATTHEW WALKER: 'Locating architecture in the early Royal Society: evidence from the careers of Christopher Wren, Robert Hooke, and John Evelyn' (seminar series: 'Architecture, science, and mathematics in early modern England'), Lower Gallery, Museum of the History of Science, 5.30 p.m.

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Friday 18 January

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Springboard' (Programme 2, Workshop 1), 9.30 a.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

DR ROSS MCKIBBIN: 'The First World War and the party system, 1914–18' (Ford's Lectures in British History: 'Parties, people, and the state: politics in England, c.1914–51'), Schools, 5 p.m.

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Monday 21 January

PROFESSOR AVNER OFFER: 'Should government try to make us happy?' (Green College Lectures: 'Prospects of happiness?'), E.P. Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green College, 6 p.m.

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Tuesday 22 January

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminars: 'Introduction to management and leadership at Oxford', day 1, 9.30 a.m., and 'Lecturing—Humanities and Social Sciences' (session 1), 12 noon (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

PROFESSOR GUY HOULSBY: 'An early structural engineering problem: the Oxford connection' (lecture series marking the Centenary of Engineering Science, 1908–2008), Lecture Room 1, Thom Building, 5 p.m. (enquiries: centenary@eng.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR GERALD PRINCE: 'Classical and/or postclassical narratology' (Taylor Special Lecture), Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

ANTHONY LILLEY (News International Visiting Professor of Broadcast Media): 'The search for value: networks, ideas and evolution in media' (lecture series: 'Twenty questions for the future of the media'), St Anne's, 5.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR DENIS NOBLE: 'Molecules to organisms: what directs the music of life?' (public lecture), Museum of the History of Science, 7 p.m.

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