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Oxford University Gazette, 19 March 2008: Diary

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.

TAYLOR INSTITUTION LIBRARIES closed until 25 March.

UNIVERSITY COUNSELLING SERVICE closed until 31 March.

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Saturday 22 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 and Easter Monday.

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Monday 24 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.

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Wednesday 26 March

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Lecturing performance in medicine', 2 p.m. (see information above).

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Thursday 27 March

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

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Friday 28 March

STUDY-DAY: 'Faire la guerre, subir la guerre, finir la guerre', Maison Française, 9.30 a.m.–6 p.m. (continues tomorrow, at same time).

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Saturday 29 March

CONFERENCE: 'Olympic legacies' (various speakers), St Antony's, from 9.45 a.m. (Continues tomorrow. No fee for attendance but registration required: jennifer.griffiths@sant.ox.ac.uk)

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Wednesday 2 April

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Career review and planning for contract research staff', 2 p.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

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Thursday 3 April

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Handling conflict' (day 2), 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

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Friday 4 April

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Intellectual property', 12.30 p.m. (see information above).

GODFREY HOWARD (with HARUKO SEKI, pianist): 'Paris and the sound of music' (Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival event), Maison Française, 6.30 p.m.

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Saturday 5 April

MUSEUM OF THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE: 'Gulliver's worlds'—a family day with children's activities, storytelling, and talks on Gulliver's worlds from the microscopic to the telescopic, Museum of the History of Science, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. (further information at www.mhs.ox.ac.uk/events/).

LAURENT MAUVIGNIER, writer, presents his work (Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival event), Maison Française, 6.30 p.m.

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Tuesday 8 April

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminars: 'Assertiveness' (day 1), 9.30 a.m., and 'Job search and interview skills for contract research staff', 9.30 a.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

CENTRE FOR EXCELLENCE IN PREPARING FOR ACADEMIC PRACTICE: 'Preparing for academic practice—disciplinary perspectives' (conference), St Anne's, from 10.30 a.m. (Continues tomorrow, from 9 a.m. Admission free but registration required: www.learning.ox.ac.uk/cetl.php?pa ge=196)

OXFORD RESEARCH ARCHIVE seminar: 'Priorities for MPLS, Social Sciences, and Humanities', Rothermere American Institute, 10.30 a.m.–1 p.m. (Reservation requests: sally.rumsey@ouls.ox.ac.uk. Further details: http://ora.ouls.ox.ac.uk and www.ouls.ox.ac.uk/ora/)

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Wednesday 9 April

LEARNING INSTITUTE online course starts: 'Recruitment and selection' (see information above).

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Thursday 10 April

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Evaluating teaching in medicine', 2 p.m. (see information above).

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Friday 11 April

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Springboard' (Programme 2, Workshop 4), 9.30 a.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

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Monday 14 April

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Welcome to the University', 10 a.m.

PROFESSOR STEVEN WANDER: 'Ut scriptura, pictura. The Joshua Roll: drawings of an imperial column of triumph?', and

PROFESSOR JIM CROW: 'Longinus, Constantine the Dragon Slayer and Manuel I: the last six centuries of the long-distance water supply of Constantinople' (Oxford Centre for Late Antiquity: lectures in honour of Cyril Mango), Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies, 2 p.m.

OXFORD INSTITUTE OF AGEING Spring School: 'The multidisciplinary toolkit for global ageing research' (various speakers), Manor Road Building (details at: www.ageing.ox.ac.uk/conference; enquiries: angelika.kaiser@ageing.ox.ac.uk).

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Tuesday 15 April

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminars: 'Planning, review, and integration' (briefing session), 11 a.m., and 'Examining and assessing', 2 p.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

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Wednesday 16 April

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Springboard' (Programme 3, Workshop 4), 9.30 a.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

PROFESSOR LORD MAY: 'Causes and consequences of the pending extinction spasm' (Memorial Lecture, in memory of John Burnett), Lecture Theatre A, Department of Zoology, 5 p.m.

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Thursday 17 April

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminars: 'Course design', 11 a.m.; 'Evaluating your teaching', 2 p.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

PROFESSOR FRANCES ASHCROFT: 'Ion channels and diabetes: a rollercoaster ride' (Rodney Porter Memorial Lecture), Martin Woods Lecture Theatre, 4 p.m.

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Friday 18 April

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Disretionary/merit pay', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

INTERDISCIPLINARY COLLOQUIUM: 'The politics of opera: the French Revolution and its consequences', Room 2, Taylor Institution, 9.30 a.m.–5.30 p.m. (Details at www.ehrc.ox.ac.uk/opera.htm. Enquiries: rosamund.bartlett@ehrc.ox.ac.uk)

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Sunday 20 April

FULL TERM begins.

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