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Oxford University Gazette, 18 March 2010: Diary

Friday 19 March

PROFESSOR PHILIP KITCHER: 'Militant modern atheism' (Society for Applied Philosophy annual lecture), Auditorium, MBI Al Jaber Building, Corpus Christi, 5 p.m.

DR TOBY BARNARD: 'From halls to Hall: historical reflections on Hertford College' (lecture), the chapel, Hertford, 5 p.m.

DR RICHARD BOMPHREY: 'How do animals fly?' (public lecture in series 'What on Earth?'—part of National Science and Engineering Week), Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, 5.30 p.m.

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Monday 22 March

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Career pathfinder for research staff,' 2 p.m. (see information above).

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Tuesday 23 March

BODLEIAN LIBRARIES exhibition (consultation with University and public prior to submission of planning and listed building applications): refurbishment of underground bookstore and Old Bodleian Access Project, Proscholium, Old Schools Quadrangle, Bodleian Library, 2–6 p.m. (repeated tomorrow).

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Wednesday 24 March

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Planning, review and integration: group meetings' (for academic staff), 2 p.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

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Thursday 25 March

CHRIST CHURCH Cathedral Lent Course: 'Our sound is our wound', Priory Room, Christ Church, 7.15 p.m.

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Monday 29 March

SIR MAGDI YACOUB: 'The hunt for the elusive cell to repair the heart' (public lecture), MBI Al Jaber Auditorium, Corpus Christi, 1.10 p.m.

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Tuesday 30 March

SEMINAR: 'Finance, institutional investors, and long-term investing: financing a more sustainable world?' (various speakers), Centre for the Environment, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. (enquiries: claire.woods@worc.ox.ac.uk).

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Wednesday 31 March

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Lecturing performance in medicine' (for medical teachers), 2 p.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

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Thursday 1 April

UNIVERSITY COUNSELLING SERVICE close (reopens 12 April).

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Wednesday 7 April

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Introduction to finance' (for new administrative, research, library, IT, clerical, technical and ancillary staff), 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

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Wednesday 14 April

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Recruitment and selection online' (begins) (see information above).

THE ROCOCO PLAYERS perform Marlowe's Edward II, Oriel, 7.30 p.m. (Tickets £25/£15, in aid of the Oriel Restoration Fund and Gloucester Cathedral; continues to 17 April)

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Thursday 15 April

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Evaluating teaching in medicine' (for medical teachers), 2 p.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

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Friday 16 April

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Planning, review, and integration: briefing', 1.30 p.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

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Monday 19 April

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminars: 'Course design' (for academic staff), 10 a.m.; and 'Evaluating your teaching' (for academic staff), 2 p.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

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Tuesday 20 April

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Teaching translation' (for language teachers), 2 p.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

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Wednesday 21 April

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminars: 'Springboard' (workshop 1, Wednesday programme), 9.30 a.m.; and 'Language course design and evaluation,' 2 p.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

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Thursday 22 April

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminars: 'Working with systems thinking and the unconscious in the organisation' (action learning set 2), 9.30 a.m.; 'Language testing and assessing student learning' (for language teachers), 2 p.m.; and 'Examining and assessing' (for academic staff), 2 p.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

EXHIBITION: small exhibition to mark the tercentenary of the death of Christopher Codrington, Codrington Library, All Souls, 2–5 p.m. (also open tomorrow). (Tickets required for admission: see further details in 'Notices' above)

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Friday 23 April

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Springboard' (workshop 1, Friday programme), 9.30 a.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

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Monday 26 April

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Welcome to the University' (for new administrative, research, library, IT, clerical, technical and ancillary staff), 2 p.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

SAURABH MISHRA: 'Branded and marked: animal vaccination, experimentation, and breeding in colonia India, 1850–1900' (seminar series: 'Unruly bodies'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 47 Banbury Road, 2.15 p.m.

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Tuesday 27 April

PROFESSOR SARAH NUTTALL and PROFESSOR ACHILLE MBEMBE: 'Worldliness, postcolonial city life, and thinking from the south' (African Studies Annual Lecture), Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 4.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR LINDA ZAGZEBSKI: 'The ideal of epistemic self-reliance' (Wilde Lectures: 'Epistemic authority: an investigation of trust, authority and autonomy in religious belief'), Examination Schools, 5 p.m.

DR CHARLES STEWART: 'Neither Freud nor Artemidorus: dreaming and temporality in Greece' (Evans-Pritchard Lectures: 'Dreaming and historical consciousness in island Greece'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

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Wednesday 28 April

LEARNING INSTITUTE seminar: 'Assessing student learning in medicine' (for medical teachers), 2 p.m. (for details, see the Learning Institute site).

DR CHARLES STEWART: 'Dreaming of buried icons in independent Greece' (Evans-Pritchard Lectures: 'Dreaming and historical consciousness in island Greece'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR BARRY KOSMIN: 'The changing profile of American Jewry, 1990–2008' (David Patterson Seminars), Hebrew and Jewish Studies Unit, Yarnton Manor, 8 p.m.

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Thursday 29 April

QUENTIN SKINNER: 'The idea of the State: a genealogy' (Anglo-German 'State of the State' Fellowship Programme lecture), Lecture Theatre, Manor Road Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR LINDA ZAGZEBSKI: 'Self-trust' (Wilde Lectures: 'Epistemic authority: an investigation of trust, authority and autonomy in religious belief'), Examination Schools, 5 p.m.

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