University of Oxford


Oxford University Gazette, 20 June 2008: Diary

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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Thursday 3 July

STUDY-DAY: 'L'histoire des sciences en France et en Grande-Bretagne. Regards croisés', Maison Française, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'For staff in administrative, technician, and professional roles—thinking about management' ('Management and Leadership Development' series), 9.30 a.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

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Friday 4 July

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Good practice in managing projects (2)—financial reporting and budget planning' ('Management and Leadership Development' series), 12.30 p.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

BOOK-LAUNCH: Lewis Carroll In Numberland, with the author, Professor Robin Wilson, Friend Room, Christ Church, 3 p.m.

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Monday 7 July

WORKSHOP: 'Savoirs géographiques et colonisation: regards croisés sur l'historiographie', Maison Française, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

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Wednesday 9 July

LEARNING INSTITUTE: start of online course: 'Recruitment and selection'; seminar: 'Assertiveness' (day 2), 9.30 a.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

THE REVD RALPH WILLIAMSON: 'Life out of death—cross-cultural approaches to death and regeneration' (Christ Church Cathedral Summer Lectures: 'Dying and living: faith matters'), Priory Room, Cathedral, 4.30 p.m. (open to the public).

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Friday 11 July

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminars: 'Springboard' (Programme 4, Workshop 4), 9.30 a.m., and 'Intellectual property' ('Management and Leadership Development' series), 12.30 p.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

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Wednesday 16 July

THE VEN. JULIAN HUBBARD: 'Living and dying in the NHS: an interfaith perspective' (Christ Church Cathedral Summer Lectures: 'Dying and living: faith matters'), Priory Room, Cathedral, 4.30 p.m. (open to the public).

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Thursday 17 July

FUTURE OF HUMANITY INSTITUTE conference: 'Global catastrophic risks' (until 20 July; details at www.global-catastrophic-risks.com).

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Wednesday 23 July

THE VERY REVD CHRISTOPHER LEWIS: ' "Keep your mind in hell, and despair not" (Silouan)' (Christ Church Cathedral Summer Lectures: 'Dying and living: faith matters'), Priory Room, Cathedral, 4.30 p.m. (open to the public).

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Thursday 24 July

DISCUSSION of Justin Cartwright's novel The Song Before It Is Sung, based on the relationship of Isaiah Berlin and Adam von Trott, Florey Room, Wolfson, 7 p.m. (enquiries to Mark Ebden: mebden@robots.ox.ac.uk).

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Wednesday 30 July

THE REVD CANON PROFESSOR NIGEL BIGGAR: 'Medical killing should not be legal; therefore it is not ethical' (Christ Church Cathedral Summer Lectures: 'Dying and living: faith matters'), Priory Room, Cathedral, 4.30 p.m. (open to the public).

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Wednesday 6 August

CANON PROFESSOR SARAH FOOT: 'Living with the dead: saints and pilgrims in the earlier medieval church' (Christ Church Cathedral Summer Lectures: 'Dying and living: faith matters'), Priory Room, Cathedral, 4.30 p.m. (open to the public).

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