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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 8 March

W. HUTTON: `Monetary union: risks and options' (Centre for European Studies seminars: `Institutional change in Europe---the Intergovernmental Conference 1996'), Chester Room, Nuffield, 10 a.m.

PROFESSOR G. COHEN: `Memory for life events: fact or fiction?' (Ethnicity and Identity seminar series: `Remembering, forgetting, and reconstructing the past'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

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

J. GARDINER: `The politics of the classics in the 1990s' (seminar series: `From text to book: new studies in literature and history'), Salter Room, New College, 5 p.m.

THE RT. HON. DOUGLAS HURD: `A British overview' (All Souls Foreign Policy Studies Programme: `Lessons from Bosnia'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

C. BURGELIN: `Georges Perec: l'écrivain et l'autobiographe' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

CONCERT by the Gould Trio (piano, violin, cello), Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's, 8.30 p.m. (admission free).

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Saturday 9 March

HILARY FULL TERM ends.

TRANSLATION RESEARCH IN OXFORD study-day: `Idéologie et traduction', St Hugh's College (details from Ms E. McMorran, St Hugh's).

PIANO RECITAL by Hyeryung Ahn of works by Mozart, Schubert, Chopin, and Medtner, the Observatory, Green College, 7.30 p.m.

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Sunday 10 March

THE REVD DR C. RODERICK STRANGE preaches the Sermon for the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Oriel, 10 a.m.

UNIVERSITY MUSEUM exhibition opens: `Crystals'---includes many natural crystals from the museum's collection (until 30 April).

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Tuesday 12 March

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Recruitment and selection---for academic posts', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

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

SIR STEWART SUTHERLAND: `Diagnosis?' (Victor Cook Memorial Lectures: `Education, values, and religion'), E.P. Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green College, 5.15 p.m.

PITT RIVERS MUSEUM—Education Service: open evening for those interested in the Education Service or in acting as a guide, 5.30–7 p.m. (tel.: (2)77904).

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Wednesday 13 March

P. OLIVER: `African vernacular architecture: ways of living and building in sub-Saharan Africa' (Friends of the Pitt Rivers Museum lecture), Lecture Room, Pitt Rivers Research Centre, 5 p.m.

SIR STEWART SUTHERLAND: `Prognosis? Cure?' (Victor Cook Memorial Lectures: `Education, values, and religion'), E.P. Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green College, 5.15 p.m.

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Thursday 14 March

PROFESSOR C. LEAVER: `Transgenic plants: the next green revolution?' (Oxford Innovation Society talk), Department of Pharmacology, 6 p.m. (admission by ticket only, available from Isis Innovation: tel. (2)72411).

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Friday 15 March

CONFERENCE---Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France: `Les trois France', Maison Française.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Great Collectors: Joan Evans and Anne Clifford, collectors of jewellery', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78000.)

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Saturday 16 March

MAISON FRANÇAISE conference: `Qui se souvient de guerre du Golfe?' (continues tomorrow).

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Monday 18 March

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `The structure of the University', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

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Tuesday 19 March

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

CONGREGATION meeting, 2 p.m.

R. CHARTRIER: `From codex to screen: the trajectories of the written word' (lecture), Old Library, All Souls, 5.15 p.m.

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Thursday 21 March

GREN LUCAS: `Conservation in botanic gardens' (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).

CHRIST CHURCH PICTURE GALLERY exhibition opens: `Patronage in the sixteenth century'---Old Master drawings (until 3 June).

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Friday 22 March

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

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Saturday 23 March

CONFERENCE---Oxford Centre for Durkheimian Studies: `Le malaise social: la fin de siècle et Emile Durkheim', Maison Française.

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Monday 25 March

HILARY TERM ends.

UNIVERSITY MUSEUM exhibition opens: `The Living Sea'---photographs of life in the sea by Linda Pitkin (until 13 May).

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Tuesday 26 March

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Sixteenth-century drawings' (related to special exhibition), 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78000.)

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Friday 29 March

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

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Monday 1 April

CHRIST CHURCH PICTURE GALLERY closed (reopens 8 April).

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Friday 5 April

BODLEIAN LIBRARY closed (reopens 9 April).

ASHMOLEAN LIBRARY closed (reopens 9 April).

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Thursday 11 April

ANNA LEWINGTON: `Plants for people' (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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Tuesday 16 April

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Lecturing skills---practice', 9.30 a.m. and 2 p.m. (see information above).

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Wednesday 17 April

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Lecturing skills---practice', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

W. HACKMANN: `Alchemy through art' (Friends of the Pitt Rivers Museum lecture), Lecture Room, Pitt Rivers Research Centre, 5 p.m.

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Thursday 18 April

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Information overload---beat the bumph', 9.15 a.m. (see information above).

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Saturday 20 April

TRINITY TERM begins.

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Sunday 21 April

TRINITY FULL TERM begins.

Monday 22 April

PROFESSOR M.A. NUSSBAUM (Weidenfeld Visiting Professor): `Contemplative creativity I: Plato' (lecture series: `Ascents of love: desire and the good in the Western philosophical/literary tradition'), Schools, 5 p.m.

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