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Oxford University Gazette, 3 December 2009: Diary

Friday 4 December

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Planning for your retirement,' 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

PROFESSOR DAVID GELLNER: 'The power of secrets in Nepal' (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology Ethnicity and identity seminar: 'Keeping secrets, withholding knowledge and hidden behaviour'), 61 Banbury Road, 11 a.m.

ERIK WIBBELS: 'Inequality, redistribution, and democracy in the other 85 per cent of the world' (Oxford Centre for the Study of Inequality and Democracy seminar), Seminar Room B, Manor Road Building, 1 p.m.

SIR SYDNEY GIFFARD (formerly British Ambassador to Japan): 'Japan and Britain: changing perceptions' (Nissan Institute seminar series 'Japan–UK 150'), Dahrendorf Room, Founder's Building, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

DR BRIGITTE DUMORTIER: 'Urban societies of the Gulf countries in the crisis' (lecture series: 'The Arab world in the global economic crisis'), Middle East Centre, 68 Woodstock Road, 5 p.m.

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Monday 7 December

CONFERENCE: UK e-Science All Hands Meeting/IEEE e-Science conference, Kassam Stadium, Oxford. Continues until Friday (for information and to register: ).

PROFESSOR IOAN LEWIS: 'Communication and law in Somalia' (Centre for Socio-Legal Studies: 'Interdisciplinary perspectives on communication and governance'), Seminar Room D, Manor Road Building, 4.30 p.m.

ROBYN ECKERSLEY: 'Trading off the climate: the interplay between the World Trade Organisation and the climate regime' (seminar), Seminar Room, Smith School, 75 George Street, 5 p.m.

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Tuesday 8 December

WORKSHOP: 'Social foundations of constitutions: China, Hungary, Romania', the Buttery, Wolfson, 9.30 a.m.–3.30 p.m. (reservations:

RICK EMMERT: 'Classical Noh structures and contemporary Noh theatre' (Nissan Institute seminar series 'Japan–UK 150'), Dahrendorf Room, Founder's Building, St Antony's, 10 a.m.

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Wednesday 9 December

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

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Thursday 10 December

Note: the discussion with George Soros, notified in the printed Gazette to take place at 11 a.m. on 10 December, will now take place on 11 December. Other details are unchanged (see below).

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Introduction to the University library services (for new administrative, research, library, IT, clerical, technical and ancillary staff)', 9 a.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

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Friday 11 December

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminars: 'Selection and interview skills for research staff,' 9.30 a.m., and 'Presentation skills' (day 2), 9.30 a.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

GEORGE SOROS: 'Lessons from financial crises—paradigm failure and the future of financial regulation' (panel discussion, with Ms Frances Cairncross, Dr Ian Goldin, and Professor David Soskice), Sheldonian, 11 a.m. (Registration required:

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Thursday 24 December

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM closed (reopens 27 December).

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