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Academic Staff Seminars: places should be booked in advance through the Staff Development Office, University Offices, Wellington Square (telephone: (2)70086).

For the full list of courses, see the Staff Development Programme supplement.

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Friday 2 February

DR S. RODGERS: `Memories at the margins: reflections on personal identity' (Ethnicity and Identity seminar series: `Remembering, forgetting, and reconstructing the past'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Chinese jade', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78000.)

MR J. CAMPBELL: `Shires, hundreds, and leets' (Ford's Lectures in British History: `Origins of the English state'), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR M. TREADWELL: `The world of print in the English-speaking world at the lapsing of the Printing Act in 1695' (seminar series: `From text to book: new studies in literature and history'), Salter Room, New College, 5 p.m.

D. SCHNAPPER:`L'idée de nation' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

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Sunday 4 February

PROFESSOR URSULA KING: ` "Rediscovering Fire": the power of Teilhard de Chardin's spiritual vision' (second Bampton Lecture), St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 5 February

DR J. PALEOCRASSAS: `Environment 2000: the ostrich syndrome' (Environmental Change Unit seminar), Main Lecture Theatre, School of Geography, 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH (Cameron Mackintosh Professor): `Fifty years acting in the movies' (lecture), Bernary Sunley Theatre, St Catherine's, 5 p.m.

A. SCHNAPPER:`Les curieux français au XVIIe siècle' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR C. EHRLICH: `On writing concert history—some general ideas' (seminar series: `Studies in the social history of music'), Music Faculty, 5.15 p.m.

MR J. GLOVER: `Death, euthanasia, and eugenics' (Green College Lectures: `Death'), Witts Lecture Theatre, Radcliffe Infirmary, 6 p.m.

THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET perform quartets by Haydn, Britten, and Schumann, Holywell Music Room, 8 p.m. (tickets £8/£6/£4, from Blackwell's Music Shop, or at the door).

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Tuesday 6 February

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Portraits', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78000.)

CONGREGATION meeting, 2 p.m.

DR P. RIVIÈRE: `Shamanism and the unconfined soul' (Wolfson College Lectures: `From soul to self'), Wolfson, 5 p.m.

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Wednesday 7 February

PROFESSOR D. BROWN: `From victim to saint: Isaac and Joseph' (Hensley Henson Lectures: `Tradition and transformation—the virtue in tradition'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. RICHARDSON: `Off to Rome' (Slade Lectures: `Picasso and Cubism: a biographer's view'), Lecture Hall, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR D. HALPIN and DR G. WALFORD: `Affirming the comprehensive ideal: context', Department of Educational Studies, 5 p.m.

DR M. HERMAN: `Ethiopian Jews' (Refugee Studies Programme Seminars on Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET perform quartets by Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven, Holywell Music Room, 8 p.m. (tickets £8/£6/£4, from Blackwell's Music Shop, or at the door).

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Thursday 8 February

P. READY: `British overseas domestic workers—a modern form of slavery?' (Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women seminars: `Issues in gender and development'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR H. FREEMAN: `Mental health and the urban environment' (Linacre Lectures: `Mind, brain, and the environment'), Lecture Theatre A, Zoology/Psychology Building, 5.30 p.m.

ROY LANCASTER: `Plants from high places' (Botanic Garden 375th anniversary lectures: `A retrospective look at the future'), Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's, 8 p.m. (admission £6; tel. for tickets: (2)76920).

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Friday 9 February

PROFESSOR Z. MACH: `Reconstructed memories of a lost paradise among a migrant community in central Europe' (Ethnicity and Identity seminar series: `Remembering, forgetting, and reconstructing the past'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET (with Rachel Norman and Jason Lai) perform works by Haydn and Schoenberg, Christ Church Cathedral, 1.10 p.m. (tickets £5.50/£4/£2.50, from Blackwell's Music Shop, or at the door).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Hercules!', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78000.)

MR J. CAMPBELL: `Towns' (Ford's Lectures in British History: `Origins of the English state'), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR S. ELIOT: `Mapping the history of reading: the Evolution of the Reading Experience database' (seminar series: `From text to book: new studies in literature and history'), Salter Room, New College, 5 p.m.

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Saturday 10 February

CHRIST CHURCH PICTURE GALLERY exhibition opens: `House Work'—an exhibition of work by students studying at the Ruskin School (until 3 March).

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Sunday 11 February

PROFESSOR URSULA KING: `Spirituality and evolution: discovering our deepest energy resources' (third Bampton Lecture), St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 12 February

UNIVERSITY CLUB exhibition opens: fifty-eighth annual exhibition of the Society of Wood Engravers (until 22 March).

MS O. BENNETT: `Oral testimony and the environment' (Environmental Change Unit seminar), Main Lecture Theatre, School of Geography, 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. HIRSHBERG: `Ideological centralisation and ethnic compartmentalisation in an immigrant musical culture—the case of Israel' (seminar series: `Studies in the social history of music'), Music Faculty, 5.15 p.m.

A. CORBIN: `Paris, ville sensible au XIX siècle' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR W. HAMILTON: `Death, sex, and evolution' (Green College Lectures: `Death'), Witts Lecture Theatre, Radcliffe Infirmary, 6 p.m.

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Tuesday 13 February

MAISON FRANÇAISE conference: `La révolution scientifique de XVIe et XVIIe siècles: traditions historiographiques françaises et britanniques et travaux récents.'

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM exhibition opens: `Etienne Delaune—designs for medals and jewels of the French Renaissance' (until 12 May).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Indian myths and legends', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78000.)

PROFESSOR R. GOMBRICH: `Selfless Buddhists: ethics without metaphysics?' (Wolfson College Lectures: `From soul to self'), Wolfson, 5 p.m.

DR R. DAWKINS: `The gene's view of creation' (Friends of Rewley House Annual Lecture), Lecture Theatre, University Museum, 8 p.m. (tickets £2, available from the reception desk, Rewley House, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., or at the door).

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Wednesday 14 February

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Supervising D.Phil. students', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

PROFESSOR D. BROWN: `Apostle and penitent: Mary Magdalen' (Hensley Henson Lectures: `Tradition and transformation—the virtue in tradition'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR HERMIONE LEE: `Biomythographers: rewriting the lives of Virginia Woolf' (F.W. Bateson Memorial Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

H. CRAWLEY: `Women and refugee status: beyond the public/private dichotomy in European asylum policy' (Refugee Studies Programme Seminars on Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

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Thursday 15 February

PROFESSOR M. OHINATA: `The mystique of motherhood in Japan' (Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women seminars: `Issues in gender and development'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR N. SCHOR: `One hundred years of melancholy' (Zaharoff Lecture 1995--6), Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

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