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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 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.

DR M. ALMOND: `Learning from our mistakes how to make new ones' (All Souls Foreign Policy Studies Programme: `Lessons from Bosnia'), Old Library, All Souls, 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' (9.15 a.m.).

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.

L. DA'LUZ VIEIRA: `The development of traditional Chinese medicine' (Friends of the Pitt Rivers Museum lecture), Pitt Rivers Lecture Room, 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.

THE DUKE STRING QUARTET play works by Tavener, Türr, and Tchaikovsky, the chapel, Trinity, 8.30 p.m. (admission free).

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Friday 16 February

DR R. PARKIN: `Remembering and forgetting as modes of survival: the manipulation of ethnicity across the Oder' (Ethnicity and Identity seminar series: `Remembering, forgetting, and reconstructing the past'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

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

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

PROFESSOR W. GOULD: `The poet, the publisher, and the book: Yeats as an example' (seminar series: `From text to book: new studies in literature and history'), Salter Room, New College, 5 p.m.

B. CROWE: `The European vision: a common foreign and security policy?' (All Souls Foreign Policy Studies Programme: `Lessons from Bosnia'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

MARK TULLY: `English—an advantage to India?' (OUP/BBC English ELT Lecture), English-Speaking Union, Charles Street, London, 6.30 p.m.

JUNKO INADA performs piano works by Debussy, Schumann, and Brahms, auditorium, Maison Française, 8.15 p.m.

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Sunday 18 February

THE REVD PROFESSOR MICHAEL BANNER preaches the Sermon on the Grace of Humility, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 19 February

HUMPHREY CARPENTER: `The envy of the world: the BBC Third Programme, its creation and dissolution' (Friends of the Bodleian thirty-minute lecture), Cecil Jackson Room, Sheldonian Theatre, 1 p.m.

SIR CRISPIN TICKELL: `Climate and catastrophe' (Environmental Change Unit seminar), Main Lecture Theatre, School of Geography, 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR R.W. GUILLERY: `Mirrored maps in the forebrain: reflections on thalamocortical development' (Jenkinson Memorial Lecture), Lecture Theatre A, Zoology/Psychology Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR C. GRAYSON: `The text of the Divine Comedy' (Paget Toynbee Lectures on Dante), Room 2, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

A. LORANT: `Une lecture des romans de jeunesse de Balzac (1821–5)' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

DR D. DE VAL: `Perspectives on musical London, 1885–1925: the journals of Lucy Broadwood (1858–1929)' (seminar series: `Studies in the social history of music'), Music Faculty, 5.15 p.m.

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Tuesday 20 February

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM children's holiday activity: `Making money', 10.30 a.m.–12 noon. (Cost £2 per child. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015.)

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

CONGREGATION meeting, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR G. MATTHEWS: `Animal souls in Augustine and Descartes' (Wolfson College Lectures: `From soul to self'), Wolfson, 5 p.m.

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Wednesday 21 February

OPEN DAY in Archaeological Science, Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art (6 Keble Road), 2–5 p.m.

PROFESSOR D. BROWN: `Seeing Christ differently: art as revelation' (Hensley Henson Lectures: `Tradition and transformation—the virtue in tradition'), Schools, 5 p.m.

HE CHIEF EMEKA ANYAOKU: `Managing diversity in our contemporary world' (lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR S.J. BALL and PROFESSOR R. PRING: `Affirming the comprehensive ideal: social and political philosophy', Department of Educational Studies, 5 p.m.

R. HINTON: `The problematics and potentials of participatory health research amongst refugee women and children' (Refugee Studies Programme Seminars on Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR H.C.G. MATTHEW: `The New DNB: scholarship and logistics' (OED Forum), Rewley House, 5 p.m.

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Thursday 22 February

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Small group teaching', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

DR S. ADNAN: `A harsh freedom: contradictory aspects of change in women's position in Bangladesh' (Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women seminars: `Issues in gender and development'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR C.A. BAYLY: `Patriotism in modern Indian history' (Radhakrishnan Memorial Lectures), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR B. CANTOR (Cookson Professor of Materials): `Materials processing and component design' (inaugural lecture), Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's, 5.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR T. INGOLD: `Culture, nature, environment: steps to an ecology of life' (Linacre Lectures: `Mind, brain, and the environment'), Lecture Theatre A, Zoology/Psychology Building, 5.30 p.m.

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Friday 23 February

DR T. KOHN: `How the past and present have been re-membered on a Hebridean island' (Ethnicity and Identity seminar series: `Remembering, forgetting, and reconstructing the past'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `An introduction to ancient Egypt', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78000.)

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

DR W. BELL: `Will there be books in heaven? Rethinking the future of the text' (seminar series: `From text to book: new studies in literature and history'), Salter Room, New College, 5 p.m.

GEN. SIR MICHAEL ROSE: `International peace-keeping: conditions for success' (All Souls Foreign Policy Studies Programme: `Lessons from Bosnia'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

P. BURRIN: `La France à l'heure allemande (1940–4)' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

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Sunday 25 February

PROFESSOR URSULA KING: `Christ and Christianity: finding a divine centre in a complex universe' (fourth Bampton Lecture), St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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