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Oxford University Gazette, 4 December 2008: Diary

Friday 5 December

CONFERENCE: 'Social distinction: comparative perspectives', Maison Française, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminars: 'Presentation skills' (day 2), 9.30 a.m., and 'Planning for your retirement', 9.30 a.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

DR MARTIN STOKES: 'Performativity, mediation, and presence: a musical perspective' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminar: 'Performers and performances'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 51 Banbury Road, 11 a.m.

TREVOR MARCHAND: 'The social politics of "craft" ' (Research Seminars in Material and Visual Anthropology), Pitt Rivers Museum Research Centre (entrance through Robinson Close), 1 p.m.

SARA HOBOLT: 'Issue competition and party leader rhetoric' (Oxford Centre for the Study of Inequality and Democracy seminars), Seminar Room B, Manor Road Building, 1 p.m.

HÉLÈNE NEVEU: 'Performance styles as social repertoire in Dakar, Senegal' (Social and Cultural Anthropology seminars), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 64 Banbury Road, 4.10 p.m.

DR JAMES MILNER: 'Refugees and the regional dynamics of peace-building' (seminar series: 'Refugees in international relations'), Seminar Room C, Department of Politics and International Relations, 5 p.m.

ARCHIE BROWN: 'Bilateral relations—Thatcher and Gorbachev' (seminar series: 'Global narratives of Cold War Europe'), Seminar Room, European Studies Centre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

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Saturday 6 December

FULL TERM ends.

STUDY-DAY: 'Durkheim: suffering and violence', Maison Française, 10.30 a.m.–4 p.m.

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Sunday 7 December

SULKI YU (violin) and OMRI EPSTEIN (piano) perform sonatas by Debussy, Ysaye, and Strauss, Wolfson, 5 p.m. (Admission £5, concessions £3; proceeds in aid of African Medical and Research Foundation)

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Monday 8 December

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Personnel management seminars: managing employee absence', 9.30 a.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

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Tuesday 9 December

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Project management', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

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Wednesday 10 December

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'CVs, selection, and interview skills for research staff', 9.30 a.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

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Thursday 11 December

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Introduction to the University Library Services', 9 a.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

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Monday 15 December

CONFERENCE: 'Confronting European perspectives on American historical writing', Rothermere American Institute (continues tomorrow).

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Wednesday 17 December

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Springboard' (workshop 4) (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

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Wednesday 24 December

BODLEIAN LIBRARY: all reading rooms in Central Bodleian closed (reopens 5 January).

SACKLER LIBRARY closed (reopens 5 January).

TAYLOR INSTITUTION LIBRARY closed (reopens 5 January).

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