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Oxford University Gazette, 26 June 2008: Diary

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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Monday 30 June

SUDEEP SEN, poet, reads from his work, Mawby Pavilion, Kellogg, 6 p.m. (celebrating the second year of the M.St in Creative Writing; those attending are invited to bring their own short poem, or paragraph of prose, to read).

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Wednesday 2 July

PROFESSOR JOSEPH GWARA: 'Four early English printers—Robert Copland, Henry Pepwell, Henry Watson, Wynkyn de Worde' (lecture, presented by the Centre for the Study of the Book), Room 132, New Bodleian, 5 p.m. (enquiries: alexandra.franklin@bodley.ox.ac.uk ).

PROFESSOR JULIE EXLINE: 'Anger toward God and emotional atheism' (seminar), Charles Wellbeloved Room, Harris Manchester, 6 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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Sunday 6 July

TRINITY TERM ends.

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Monday 7 July

PITT RIVERS MUSEUM: all public displays closed until spring 2009, for second phase of redevelopment programme (the Pitt Rivers' offices, research services, and academic teaching facilities, and the University Museum of Natural History, remain open).

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).

DR RICHARD FARAGHER: 'Ageing: the best news for a billion years?' (lecture), University Museum of Natural History, 1 p.m. (doors open 12.30 p.m.).

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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Monday 14 July

CONFERENCE: 'The rise of the Persian Renaissance', Wadham, from 9.10 a.m. (Continues tomorrow. Registration required: form available at www.orinst.ox.ac.uk/nme/rise_persian_renaissance_TT08.shtml)

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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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