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Oxford University Gazette, 27 September 2007: Diary

Friday 28 September

CONFERENCE: 'Crime', Maison Française, 9.30 a.m.–6.30 p.m.

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Tuesday 2 October

CONGREGATION MEETING: Vice-Chancellor's Oration, admission of Pro-Vice-Chancellors, and admission of Clerks of the Market, Convocation House, 12 noon.

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Examining in Objective Structured Clinical Examinations', 2 p.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

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Wednesday 3 October

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Welcome to the University', 11 a.m. (see information above).

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Thursday 4 October

THE REVD DR MARK CHAPMAN celebrates Holy Communion (Latin), St Mary's, 8 a.m.

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Friday 5 October

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Springboard' (Follow-up day to programme 2) (see information above).

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Sunday 7 October

MICHAELMAS FULL TERM begins.

THE REVD PROFESSOR KEITH WARD preaches, St Mary's, 10.30 a.m.

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Tuesday 9 October

PROFESSOR JAN PRYOR: 'Well-being of children in separated families—past and recent research' (seminar series: 'Promoting the well-being of children: bringing all the evidence together'), Violet Butler Seminar Room, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, 5 p.m.

TONY LODGE: 'French and Occitan in fourteenth-century Auvergne' (Medieval French Seminar), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

DR MICHAEL SPENCE preaches the Court Sermon, Cathedral, 6 p.m.

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Wednesday 10 October

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Springboard' (Follow-up day to programme 3); start of online course 'Undergraduate admissions interviewing' (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

PROFESSOR DUNCAN GALLIE: 'Production regimes and the quality of employment in Europe' (Sociology Seminars: 'Employment change, social inequality, and social integration'), Clay Room, Nuffield, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR AMITAI ETZIONI: 'Will the right basic income please stand up? Communitarian arguments for a guaranteed basic income' (Foundation for Law, Justice, and Society lecture in association with the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies), Milner Hall, Rhodes House, 5.30 p.m.

DR HANAN ESHEL: 'How can we learn political history of the Hasmonean State from the Dead Sea Scrolls?' (David Patterson Seminars), OCHJS, Yarnton Manor, 8 p.m.

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Thursday 11 October

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

DR JEAN-LOUIS BRIQUET: 'The "Andreotti Affair": anti-Mafia struggle and the crisis of the Italian First Republic (1992–2004)' (Extra-legal Governance and Organised Crime Discussion Group), Seminar Room F, Manor Road Building, 12.45 p.m.

SONDRA HAUSNER: 'Migration and trafficking in South Asia: rhetoric and reality' (ESRC Centre on Migration, Policy, and Society (COMPAS) seminar series: 'New trends in contemporary migration'), Pauling Centre, 58a Banbury Road, 2 p.m. (further information at www.compas.ox.ac.uk/events/seminars_lectures.shtml).

JUDITH SECKER: 'Evaluating Oxford's academic leadership development programme' (Learning Institute: Research Seminars), Level 2, Littlegate House, St Ebbe's, 4 p.m. (to attend, e-mail: tania.hartin@learning.ox.ac.uk).

PAM GIDDY, PAUL WHITELY, and CHARLES PATTIE: 'Our present discontents: what the public think' (seminar series: 'Towards a new constitutional settlement'), Magdalen, 5 p.m.

NATHALIE FERRAND: 'Images du roman européen au XVIIIe siècle' (Early Modern French Seminar), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

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Friday 12 October

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

JOHN GLEDHILL: 'Violence and the reconstitution of community in indigenous Mexico' (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology departmental seminars), Lecture Theatre, Pauling Centre, 4.10 p.m.

RICHARD OWEN: 'Reporting Italy: twelve years as Rome Correspondent' (Dorothy Rowe Memorial Lecture), Auditorium, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

ELIAS KHOURY: 'The novel and the Lebanese civil war' (Mediterranean writers series of talks), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

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Monday 15 October

CONFERENCE: 'Vincenzo Consolo between Sicily and Europe', Maison Française, 11 a.m.–4.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR PHILIP SCHLESINGER: 'From the creative industries to the creative economy?' (Centre for Socio-Legal Studies seminar series: 'Challenges to media policy, law, and regulation in the twenty-first century'), Seminar Room E, Manor Road Building, 4.30 p.m. (enquiries: paul.honey@csls.ox.ac.uk).

VINCENZO CONSOLO: 'I muri d'Europa/Europe's walls' (Mediterranean writers series of talks), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m. (in Italian; English translation available).

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Tuesday 16 October

PROFESSOR DAVID WALLACE: 'Borderline sanctity: Dorothea of Montau (1347–94), Günter Grass, and Benedict XVI' (Clarendon Lectures in English: 'Strong women: life, text, and territory 1347–1645'), Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

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Wednesday 17 October

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

PROFESSOR COLIN CROUCH: 'The sociology of economic uncertainty' (Sociology Seminars: 'Employment change, social inequality, and social integration'), Clay Room, Nuffield, 5 p.m.

DR HELEN BEER: ' "A quiet kitten with sharp claws": Rokhl Auerbach's journalism in the Yiddish press' (David Patterson Seminars), OCHJS, Yarnton Manor, 8 p.m.

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Thursday 18 October

DANILA SERRA: 'Bargaining for bribes: the role of moral costs and imperfect information' (Extra-legal Governance and Organised Crime Discussion Group), Seminar Room F, Manor Road Building, 12.45 p.m.

SARAH SPENCER: 'The Blair effect: what is his legacy on immigration?' (ESRC Centre on Migration, Policy, and Society (COMPAS) seminar series: 'New trends in contemporary migration'), Pauling Centre, 58a Banbury Road, 2 p.m. (further information at www.compas.ox.ac.uk/events/seminars_lectures.shtml).

PROFESSOR CHRIS PARK: 'Morphing or morphine? Reflections on evolutionary change in the UK doctorate' (Learning Institute: Research Seminars), Level 2, Littlegate House, St Ebbe's, 4 p.m. (to attend, e-mail: tania.hartin@learning.ox.ac.uk).

ANTHONY BARNETT and PROFESSOR DAWN OLIVER: 'The constitution after Thatcher and Blair: why we need a new settlement' (seminar series: 'Towards a new constitutional settlement'), Magdalen, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR DAVID WALLACE: 'Anchoritic damsel: Margery Kempe of Lynn (c.1373–c.1438)' (Clarendon Lectures in English: 'Strong women: life, text, and territory 1347–1645'), Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

NATHALIE AUBERT: 'L'un écrit, l'autre pas: Christian Dotremont et Henri Michaux, peintres écrivains' (Modern French Seminar), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

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