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Oxford University Gazette, 26 March 2009: Diary

Friday 27 March

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'For researchers—an insight into research management', 12 noon (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

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Saturday 28 March

EMILY KENWAY (mezzo-soprano) and ANNA TETSUYA (piano) perform works by Handel, Schubert, Thomas, Howells, and Britten, Wolfson, 5.30 p.m. (admission £5, concessions £3; proceeds in aid of African Medical and Research Foundation).

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Monday 30 March

SYMPOSIUM: 'Figuring lateness: late style, old age, and belatedness', New College (further details and registration forms from Maggie Davies: maggie.davies@new.ox.ac.uk; tel. (2)79552).

WORKSHOP: 'Cross-cultural communication: effective communication with Chinese people in education, business, and everyday life', Dahrendorf Room, St Antony's, 10.30 a.m.–3.30 p.m. (enquiries: jennifer.griffiths@ sant.ox.ac.uk).

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Tuesday 31 March

H.E. MR KAMALESH SHARMA, SIR DAVID KING, and DR NICOLA BREWER: 'The future of higher education in the Commonwealth' (panel discussion, chaired by Lord Patten of Barnes), Sheldonian, 5.30 p.m. (admission by ticket, available from the University Development Office: www.ox.ac.uk/events).

PROFESSOR MARCUS DU SAUTOY talks about the making his television series, The Story of Maths, Museum of the History of Science, 7 p.m. (admission free and open to the public).

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Wednesday 1 April

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminars: 'Introduction to finance', 9.30 a.m., and 'Career pathfinder for research staff', 2 p.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

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Thursday 2 April

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

A CAPELLA PORTUGUESA perform Victoria's Requiem, Queen's, 8 p.m. (admission by programme, £13/£9/£5; reservation requests: info@acapellaportuguesa.co.uk).

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Friday 3 April

PROFESSOR ROBERT DARNTON: 'Open access and other openings' (Bodleian Library and Oxford University Research Archive lecture series: 'Scholarship, publishing, and the dissemination of research'), EPA Lecture Room, Lincoln EPA Science Centre, Museum Road, 11 a.m. (enquiries: sally.rumsey@ouls.ox.ac.uk).

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Thursday 9 April

UNIVERSITY COUNSELLING SERVICE closed (reopens 20 April).

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Friday 10 April

BODLEIAN LIBRARY: all central reading rooms closed (reopen 14 April).

SACKLER LIBRARY closed (reopens 14 April).

TAYLOR INSTITUTION LIBRARY closed (reopens 14 April).

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Thursday 15 April

LEARNING INSTITUTE online courses begin: 'Undergraduate admissions interviewing' and 'Recruitment and selection' (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminars: 'Assertiveness' (day 1), 9.30 a.m., and 'Evaluating teaching in medicine', 2 p.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

LESLEY PULLEN: 'Naga textiles: identifying the tribe—continuing a culture' (Oxford Asian Textile Group lecture), Pauling Centre, 58 Banbury Road, 5.45 p.m. (admission for visitors £2).

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Friday 17 April

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

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Monday 20 April

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Listening skills' (day 1), 2 p.m.

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Tuesday 21 April

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminars: 'Course design', 11 a.m., and 'Examining and assessing', 2 p.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

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Wednesday 22 April

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

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Thursday 23 April

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminars: 'Language course design and materials development', 10 a.m.; 'Welcome to the University', 2 p.m.; 'Evaluating your teaching', 2 p.m.; 'Language testing and assessing student learning', 2 p.m.; 'Working with systems thinking and the unconscious in the organisation' (action learning sets), 2 p.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

DR KLAUS ZIERER: 'Pedagogical eclecticism: a common approach in higher education' (Oxford Learning Institute: research seminars), Level 2, Littlegate House, 4 p.m. (to attend, e-mail: research@learning.ox.ac.uk).

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Friday 24 April

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Springboard' (workshop 1) (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

PROFESSOR VARTAN GREGORIAN: 'Encounters between faith and reason in Christianity and Islam' (Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies lecture), Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

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Saturday 25 April

WORKSHOP: 'Psychoanalysis and the work of Melanie Klein', St John's College Research Centre, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. (details at www.sjc.ox.ac.uk; registration: KleinTrust@aol.com).

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Sunday 26 April

FULL TERM begins.

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Monday 27 April

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminars: 'Personnel management seminars: introduction to personnel management', 9.30 a.m., and 'Listening skills' (day 2), 2 p.m. (see information above).

ELIZABETH ZADORA-RIO: 'From Roman to early medieval settlement in France: village layout and buildings, c.300–900' (Oxford Centre for Late Antiquity lecture), Lecture Room, Institute of Archaeology, 2 p.m.

ANNA MARIE ROOS: 'A whiff of alchemy: early modern conceptions of smelling salts' (seminar series: 'Medicine, surgery, and culture'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 2.15 p.m.

DR NOEL MALCOLM: 'The religion of the Patriarchs: ideas about Judaism and natural religion in early modern Europe' (Dacre Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR SHAI FELDMAN: 'The new Israeli government: implications for peace-building' (lecture series: 'Israel: historical, political, and social aspects'), Lower Lecture Room, Lincoln, 8 p.m. (further information at www.ihps-oxford.co.uk).

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Tuesday 28 April

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Introductory Certificate in Management' (for all staff) (day 1), 9.30 a.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

DR JUDITH SCHEELE: 'Camel-herders and truckers, caravanserais and garages: preliminary thoughts on Saharan connectivity' (Evans-Pritchard Lectures: 'Smugglers and Shurafâ: Saharan connectivity and the moral unity of the central Sahara'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

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Wednesday 29 April

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

ELECTION of Professor of Poetry: nominations close at 4 p.m. (see further in 'University Agenda' above).

DR JUDITH SCHEELE: 'Cosmopolitan underbellies: Saharan traders and national morality in the Algerian south' (Evans-Pritchard Lectures: 'Smugglers and Shurafâ: Saharan connectivity and the moral unity of the central Sahara'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

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