Diary

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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 6 October

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Costume on coins and medals', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78000.)

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Sunday 8 October

MICHAELMAS FULL TERM begins.

DR S. JUDGE preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 9 October

CONGREGATION elections, 19 October: nominations by six members of Congregation to be received at the University Offices by 4 p.m.

DR I. FENLON: `Selling the Serenissima: music, ritual, and power in Renaissance Venice' (lecture series: `Music and power'), Schools, 5.15 p.m.

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Tuesday 10 October

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Dutch and Flemish drawings from the Royal Library, Windsor' (special exhibition), 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78000.)

PROFESSOR D. WINCH: `Overhearing conversations, political and social scientific' (Carlyle Lectures: `Secret concatenations: riches and poverty, Mandeville to Malthus'), Schools, 5 p.m.

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Wednesday 11 October

PROFESSOR ARTHUR MILLER (Cameron Mackintosh Professor of Contemporary Theatre): `The Plain Girl' (readings and discussion of Arthur Miller's new work), Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's, 5 p.m.

DR R. VAN DER MEEREN: `Three decades of exile: the experience of the Rwandese since 1963' (Refugee Studies Programme Seminars on Forced Migration: `Responding to an emergency: the Rwanda case'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

B. SPEAKE: `Conservation in the Pitt Rivers Museum' (Friends of the Pitt Rivers lecture), Pitt Rivers Lecture Room, 5 p.m.

CITY OF OXFORD ORCHESTRA plays works by Rossini, Wagner, Mozart, and Weil at an opening concert and reception in the new Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's, 7.45 p.m. (Limited number of tickets available at £25 from St Hilda's: (2)76828.)

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Thursday 12 October

DR R. BREGER: `Women, mixed marriages, and the law in Germany' (Centre for Cross-cultural Research on Women seminars: `Cross- cultural perspectives on women and the law'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR G.L. CLARK (Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography): `The passions of commitment and the scales of regulation' (inaugural lecture), University Museum, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR STEVE JONES: `Is human evolution over?' (Meyerstein Lecture), Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR SIR DAVID WEATHERALL: `Genetics, medicine, and society' (Radcliffe Lecture), Witts Lecture Theatre, Radcliffe Infirmary, 6 p.m.

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Friday 13 October

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Chinese prints by Lui Haiming' (special exhibition), 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78000.)

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Saturday 14 October

MATRICULATION ceremony, Sheldonian (time to be announced).

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Sunday 15 October

THE REVD DR ALLAN DOIG preaches the Ramsden Sermon, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 16 October

OXFORD UNIVERSITY WOMEN'S STUDIES COMMITTEE meeting, Old Bar, Mansfield, 1 p.m. New members welcome.

SIR DAVID PUTTNAM: `Hearts and minds—Europe, America, and the birth of cinema' (public lecture series to mark the centenary of European cinema: `Hearts and minds, myths and money—the struggle for control of the world's film industry'), Schools, 5 p.m.

THE NAXI MUSICIANS from Yunnan Province, China (lecture-recital): `Music from South of the Clouds', Rehearsal Hall, Music Faculty, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR N. COOK: `The Sound of Money: the power of popular music' (lecture series: `Music and power'), Schools, 5.15 p.m.

GILLIAN AVERY: `But what did children really read? An informal survey from diaries and memoirs' (Friends of the Bodleian thirty-minute lecture), Convocation House, Old Schools Quadrangle, 5.30 p.m.

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Tuesday 17 October

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

SOCIAL STUDIES Faculty Board election, 2 November (one official member): nominations by six electors to be received at the University Offices by 4 p.m.

PROFESSOR D. WINCH: `Mandeville, Rousseau, and the paradox in favour of luxury' (Carlyle Lectures: `Secret concatenations: riches and poverty, Mandeville to Malthus'), Schools, 5 p.m.

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Wednesday 18 October

DR P. GOYINS: `Health services in Eastern Kivu: collaboration or competition' (Refugee Studies Programme Seminars on Forced Migration: `Responding to an emergency: the Rwanda case'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

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Thursday 19 October

WOMEN TUTORS' GROUP meeting, Old Bar, Mansfield, 1 p.m.

DR S. MOKBEL-WENSLEY: `Women and the law in Lebanon' (Centre for Cross-cultural Research on Women seminars: `Cross-cultural perspectives on women and the law'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR ARTHUR MILLER (Cameron Mackintosh Professor of Contemporary Theatre): `The language of theatre', Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's, 5 p.m.

DR A. YOUNG: `Perceiving social and physical environments' (Linacre Lectures: `Mind, brain, and the environment'), Lecture Theatre A, Zoology/Psychology Building, 5.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR T.D. BARNES: `Hagiography and Roman history' (Ronald Syme Lecture), the Hall, Wolfson, 6 p.m.

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Friday 20 October

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Seventeenth-century European painting', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78000.)

PROFESSOR ARTHUR MILLER (Cameron Mackintosh Professor of Contemporary Theatre): masterclass (scenes from Death of a Salesman and All My Sons performed by ETC), Old Fire Station, George Street, 2.30 p.m. (no charge, but limited admission: tickets from Old Fire Station box office on production of student card).

PROFESSOR P. GOODFELLOW: `Genetics of sex determination and differentiation' (Herbert Spencer Lectures: `Gender and society'), Lecture Theatre A, Zoology/Psychology Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. NELSON: `Bad rulership in the earlier Middle Ages: diagnoses and prescriptions' (Faculty of Modern History Special Faculty Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR M. WEITZMANN: `William Tyndale, interpreter of the Hebrew Bible' (Tyndale Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

SIR DAVID PUTTNAM: `Stars, genres, and the studio system' (public lecture series to mark the centenary of European cinema: `Hearts and minds, myths and money—the struggle for control of the world's film industry'), Schools, 5 p.m.

ANDRAS SCHIFF plays Bach's Well-tempered Clavier, Book I, Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's, 8.30 p.m. (admission free: tickets obtainable in advance from the Porters' Lodge).

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Saturday 21 October

DEGREE conferments, Sheldonian, 11.30 a.m. and 2.30 p.m.

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Sunday 22 October

DR J. WRIGHT preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 23 October

JUDGE RICHARD A. POSNER: `Hart v. Dworkin' (Clarendon Law Lectures: `Law and legal theory in England and America'), Gulbenkian Theatre, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR D. KERN HOLOMAN: `Propaganda à l'Américaine: the Paris Conservatory Orchestra during World War I' (lecture series: `Music and power'), Schools, 5.15 p.m.

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Tuesday 24 October

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

PROFESSOR D. WINCH: `Adam Smith and the Oeconomy of Greatness' (Carlyle Lectures: `Secret concatenations: riches and poverty, Mandeville to Malthus'), Schools, 5 p.m.

JUDGE RICHARD A. POSNER: `Tort and contract law' (Clarendon Law Lectures: `Law and legal theory in England and America'), Gulbenkian Theatre, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

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Wednesday 25 October

JUDGE RICHARD A. POSNER: `A theory of legal culture' (Clarendon Law Lectures: `Law and legal theory in England and America'), Gulbenkian Theatre, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

DR F. RYNTJENS: `Was Rwanda a humanitarian or political emergency?' (Refugee Studies Programme Seminars on Forced Migration: `Responding to an emergency: the Rwanda case'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

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Thursday 26 October

DR M-B. DEMBOUR: `From female circumcision to genital mutilation: a comparison of the law in France and Britain' (Centre for Cross- cultural Research on Women seminars: `Cross-cultural perspectives on women and the law'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

SIR DAVID PUTTNAM: `Sleeping with the enemy? Coming to terms with television' (public lecture series to mark the centenary of European cinema: `Hearts and minds, myths and money—the struggle for control of the world's film industry'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PENNY SILVA: `The new Dictionary of South African English on Historical Principles' (OED Forum), Rewley House, 5 p.m.

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Friday 27 October

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

SIR DAVID PUTTNAM: `Myths and money' (public lecture series to mark the centenary of European cinema: `Hearts and minds, myths and money—the struggle for control of the world's film industry'), Schools, 5 p.m.

Sunday 29 October

THE REVD DR CHRISTOPHER LAMB preaches, Exeter, 10 a.m.

REFUGEE STUDIES PROGRAMME conference opens: `The role of the military in humanitarian emergencies' (until 31 October. For details tel.: Oxford (2)70728).

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Monday 30 October

THE REVD PROFESSOR HENRY CHADWICK: `The power of music' (lecture series: `Music and power'), Schools, 5.15 p.m.

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Tuesday 31 October

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Some saints for All Saints Day', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78000.)

PROFESSOR D. WINCH: `Edmund Burke, Adam Smith, and factious citizens' (Carlyle Lectures: `Secret concatenations: riches and poverty, Mandeville to Malthus'), Schools, 5 p.m.

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