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Oxford University Gazette, 17 December 2009: Diary

Wednesday 23 December

SACKLER LIBRARY closed (reopens 4 January).

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Thursday 24 December

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM closed (reopens 27 December).

BODLEIAN LIBRARY closed (reopens 4 January).

UNIVERSITY MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY and PITT RIVERS MUSEUM closed (reopen 28 December).

TAYLOR INSTITUTION LIBRARY closed (reopens 4 January).

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Thursday 31 December

UNIVERSITY MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY and PITT RIVERS MUSEUM closed (reopen 2 January).

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Friday 1 January

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM closed (today only).

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Friday 15 January

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Springboard' (follow-up day); and 'Planning, review and integration: briefing session' (for academic staff), 1.30 p.m. (see information above).

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Tuesday 19 January

WILLIAM SMELIK: 'The faces of Aquila: translation and transculturation' (European Seminar on Advanced Jewish Studies: 'Greek scripture and the rabbis'), Oriental Institute, 2.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR JOHN WILLINSKY: 'Locke and the intellectual properties of learning' (lecture), University Museum of Natural History, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR MICHAEL ROSEN: 'How (and to what end) should one study the history of ideas?' (Isaiah Berlin Lectures: 'History and freedom in German idealism'), Schools, 5 p.m.

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Wednesday 20 January

PROFESSOR DAWN ADES: 'Automatism and chance: Surrealist strategies and their legacies in contemporary art and cinema' (Slade Lectures: 'Surrealism and the avant-garde in Europe and the Americas'), University Museum of Natural History, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR IAN MACLEAN: 'Libertinism' (lecture series: 'What makes an "ism"? Doctrines and traditions in early modern thought and later historiography'), Hovenden Room, All Souls, 5 p.m.

DR MADHAVI NEVADER: 'When prophets start levitating: reading Elijah alongside Enoch' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 5 p.m. (minibus available: see www.ochjs.ox.ac.uk).

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Thursday 21 January

PROFESSOR J. HANKINS: 'Republicans before republicanism' (Carlyle Lectures: 'The transformation of the republican idea in the Italian Renaissance'), Schools, 5 p.m.

DAVID STUCKLER: 'Economic crises and public health' (lecture series: 'Current issues in social policy: the welfare state in uncertain times'), Violet Butler Seminar Room, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, 5 p.m.

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Friday 22 January

PROFESSOR DAVID BATES: 'The Normans and empire' (Ford's Lectures in British History: 'The Normans and empire'), Schools, 5 p.m.

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