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Oxford University Gazette, 1 October 2009: Diary

Friday 2 October

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Springboard' (follow-up day) (see information above).

CONFERENCE: 'Current research, points of mutual interest, future possibilities in arid and semi-arid lands', with contributions from desert researchers based in the University, St Cross Room, St Cross College, 2 p.m. (enquiries:

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Saturday 3 October

STUDY DAY: 'Miscellany,' Maison Française, 10.30 a.m.–4 p.m. (enquiries:

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Monday 5 October

PROFESSOR JORDAN RAFF (César Milstein Professor of Molecular Cancer Biology): 'A journey to the centre of the centrosome' (Inaugural Lecture), Lecture Theatre, Medical Sciences Teaching Centre, 5 p.m.

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Tuesday 6 October

CONGREGATION MEETING, Sheldonian, 12 noon: retiring Vice-Chancellor's Oration, and admission of Vice-Chancellor for 2009–16.

PROFESSOR DOUGLAS ALTMAN: 'EQUATOR network—promoting transparent and accurate reporting of research studies' (Research Services seminar series: 'Research integrity seminars'), Teaching Suite, West Wing, John Radcliffe Hospital, 1 p.m.

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Wednesday 7 October

CONFERENCE: 'La francophonie ou l'éloge de la diversité,' Maison Française, 9.45 a.m.–6.30 p.m. (enquiries:

PROFESSOR FRANK CASTLES: 'Black swans and elephants on the move: how emergencies impact on the welfare state' (Foundation for Law, Justice, and Society lecture), Manor Road Building, 5.30 p.m. (tickets required—enquiries:

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Thursday 8 October

THE REVD JENNI WILLIAMS: Holy Communion (Latin), St Mary's, 8 a.m.

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Friday 9 October

CONFERENCE: 'L'enseignement et la recherche en droit français au Royaume-Uni et en Irlande', Maison Française, 9.30 a.m. (enquiries: (continues tomorrow).

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Sunday 11 October

THE REVD GRAEME RICHARDSON preaches the Commemoration Day Sermon, St Mary's, 10.30 a.m.

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Monday 12 October

RENATE BARBER: 'Changing reproductive ages' (Fertility and reproduction seminars: Reproduction and age), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 61 Banbury Road, 11 a.m.

GEOFFREY HUDSON: 'Ripping off the disabled? A whistle-blower extraordinaire and the appetite of eighteenth-century Britain' (seminar series: 'Disease, health and medicine since 1650'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 47 Banbury Road, 2.15 p.m.

JEREMY BENTHAM: 'An era of revolutionary transitions—Shell energy scenarios to 2050' (Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment seminar series: 'Strategising and embedding sustainability for business'), Seminar Room, Smith School, 5 p.m.

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Tuesday 13 October

PROFESSOR EILEEN GAMBRILL: 'A propaganda index for reviewing manuscripts and articles' (Centre for Evidence-based Intervention seminars), Violet Butler Seminar Room, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, 5 p.m.

CHIMENE BATEMAN, TOM HINTON, JONATHAN MORTON, HELEN SWIFT,ELIZABETH LAKE, and SOPHIE MARNETTE: 'Working with theory: a round table' (Medieval French seminar series), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

THE REVD DR HARRIET HARRIS preaches the Court Sermon, Cathedral, 6 p.m.

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