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 10 May

CONFERENCE: `Hong Kong in transition', Modern History Faculty, 10 a.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Tibet', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015.)

SIR REX HUNT: `The Falklands, past, present, and future' (lecture), Rhodes House, 1.30 p.m.

FRANCO-BRITISH SEMINAR: `Electoral behaviour in Britain and France—the extreme right-wing in Britain and France', Maison Française, 2 p.m. (places to be booked one week in advance).

DR M. ASTON: `Obliteration and memory in the English Reformation' (James Ford Special Lecture in British History), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR NGUGI WA THIONG'O: `Art war with the state: writers and guardians of a post-colonial society' (Clarendon Lectures in English: `Penpoints, gunpoints, and dreams: performance of literature and power in post-colonial Africa'), Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR P. GIGNOUX: `Problems of identity and conversion in Zoroastrianism' (Ratanbai Katrak Lectures), Schools, 5 p.m.

S. GERMAIN: `Famille et legs de mémoire', Maison Française, 5.15 p.m. (admission free, but places to be booked one week in advance).

PROFESSOR M. PRICE: `Space, place, race, face: post-global media law' (Annual Lecture in Socio-Legal Studies), Schools, 5.30 p.m.

DAVID HARE: `When shall we live?' (Eric Abbott Memorial Lecture), the chapel, Keble, 5.30 p.m.

U. VON LERBER plays piano works by Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, and Rachmaninov, Maison Française, 8.15 p.m. (tel. for reservations one week in advance: (2)74220).

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Saturday 11 May

SIR RICHARD SCOTT: `Ministerial accountability' (Blackstone Lecture), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 11.30 a.m.

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Sunday 12 May

PROFESSOR URSULA KING: `Seeing Christ in all things: the spirit of Christ as a spirit of renewal and transformation for our planet' (eighth Bampton Lecture), St Mary's, 10 a.m.

PAUL LEWIS plays piano works by Beethoven and Schumann, the hall, Balliol, 9 p.m.

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Monday 13 May

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

CONGREGATION elections (23 May): nominations by six members of Congregation to be received at the University Offices by 4 p.m.

PROFESSOR M.A. NUSSBAUM (Weidenfeld Visiting Professor): `The Romantic ascent II: Mahler' (lecture series: `Ascents of love: desire and the good in the Western philosophical/literary tradition'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR P.C.J. PULZER: `On living in the twentieth century' (valedictory lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR P.S. HAWKINS: ` "Take it and read": an invitation to the Divine Comedy' (Hussey Lecture), Lecture Hall, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR NGUGI WA THIONG'O: `Enactments of power: the politics of performance space' (Clarendon Lectures in English: `Penpoints, gunpoints, and dreams: performance of literature and power in post- colonial Africa'), Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

DR TESSA RAJAK: `Greek as a Jewish language: translation and literature' (Grinfield Lectures—second series: `The Septuagint as a cultural document'), Collier Room, Regent's Park College, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. RÜRUP: `Jewish history in Berlin—Berlin in Jewish history, 1750–1933' (public lecture), St Antony's (70 Woodstock Road), 8.30 p.m.

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Tuesday 14 May

THE MEETING of Congregation, due to take place today, is cancelled.

THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET (with Robert Sherlaw Johnson, piano), plays works by Arnold, Gershwin, and Milhaud, Holywell Music Room, 1.10 p.m. (tickets £5.50/£4, from Blackwell's Music Shop; student tickets £2.50, from Blackwell's or the Music Faculty).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Impressionism: painting from Corot to Sickert', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015.)

CLINICAL MEDICINE Faculty Board annual elections (7 June): nominations by two electors to be received at the University Offices by 4 p.m.

PROFESSOR A. BARAV: `The European Court: redefinition of constitutional principles and judicial remedies' (lecture), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 4 p.m.

DR P. BEAL: `In praise of scribes' (James P.R. Lyell Lectures in Bibliography: `In praise of scribes: manuscripts and their makers in seventeenth-century England'), St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

MR P. SHORE, MP, LORD KINGSLAND, and MR G. RADICE, MP: `Europe and the UK: time to call a halt to ever- closer union?' (lecture series: `The state of the Union: issues in contemporary British democracy'), St Antony's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR B. EICHENGREEN: `The relation between monetary and political union in Europe' (Vaughan Lecture), the Hall, Balliol, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. MAYNARD SMITH: `Information theory and the history of genetics' (Oxford History and Philosophy of Biology Programme), Sherrington Room, Department of Physiology, 5 p.m.

THE HON. SHIRLEY HUFSTEDLER: `The American Presidency and the courts' (lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

J. HAWKINS: `Feminist visions—the Church of the future' (Centre for the Study of Christianity and Culture public lecture), Regent's Park College, 5 p.m.

DR R.G. WILLIAMSON: `Human rights, animal rights, and the fur trade: a circumpolar perspective' (Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society seminar), Council Room, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR L. CAVALLI-SFORZA: `Genetic dissection of Europe and its use for historical reconstructions' (Bickley Memorial Lecture), Mordan Hall, St Hugh's, 5.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR W. SAVAGE: `Antenatal interventions' (Women's Studies Committee seminars: `Policy, practice, and power: issues in human female reproduction'), Wolfson Hall, Somerville, 8.30 p.m.

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Wednesday 15 May

PROFESSOR NGUGI WA THIONG'O: `The allegory of the cave: language, democracy, and a New World Order' (Clarendon Lectures in English: `Penpoints, gunpoints, and dreams: performance of literature and power in post-colonial Africa'), Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR D. DANIELL: `Magdalen, William Tyndale, and Renaissance English prose' (Waynflete and related lectures: `Oxford and England during the Renaissance and Reformation'), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR H.L. MOORE: `Symbolism, sex, and psychoanalysis' (Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women: Richards Lecture), Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

B. CLARKE and J. ABBOTT: `Affirming the comprehensive ideal: effective learning', Department of Educational Studies, 5 p.m.

DR J. LEWIS: `Women and welfare regimes' (Nuffield Women's Group seminars: `Women, poverty, and social policy'), Seminar Room, Nuffield, 5 p.m.

U. OWEN: `Hate speech—a suitable case for censorship' (Iain Walker Memorial Lecture), Rhodes House, 5.30 p.m.

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Thursday 16 May

DR D. SUTTON: `Myths of matriarchy, memories cast in stone: tales of power on a Greek island' (Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women seminars: `Gender and development—protest and politics'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

DR P. BEAL: ` "It shall not therefore kill itself; that is, not bury itself": Donne's Biathanatos and its text' (James P.R. Lyell Lectures in Bibliography: `In praise of scribes: manuscripts and their makers in seventeenth-century England'), St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR D. DANIELL: `Laurence Thomson and the influence of his Revised Geneva New Testament' (Waynflete and related lectures: `Oxford and England during the Renaissance and Reformation'), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR CONOR CRUISE O'BRIEN: `Edmund Burke and Thomas Jefferson: mutually antipathetic minds' (annual Isaiah Berlin Lecture), the hall, Wolfson, 6 p.m.

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Friday 17 May

UNIVERSITY CLUB exhibitions open: `People of our time'—linocuts by Heinke Jenkins, and `Edifice and order'—prints by Gabrielle Oliver (until 28 June).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `The decorative watch', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015.)

FRANCO-BRITISH SEMINAR: `Electoral behaviour in Britain and France—the Green Parties in France and Britain', Maison Française, 2 p.m. (places to be booked one week in advance).

PROFESSOR NGUGI WA THIONG'O: `Oral power and literary glory: orature and literature in the academy' (Clarendon Lectures in English: `Penpoints, gunpoints, and dreams: performance of literature and power in post-colonial Africa'), Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

S. ZELTZER (soprano) and F. HOLLER (piano) perform works by Schumann, Chopin, Brahms, Duparc, Dubugnon, and Satie, Maison Française, 8.15 p.m. (tel. for reservations one week in advance: (2)74220).

THE BORROMEO STRING QUARTET and COLIN CARR perform works by Beethoven and Schubert, Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's, 8.30 p.m. (free tickets from Porters' Lodge after 6 May).

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Saturday 18 May

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

PITT RIVERS MUSEUM exhibition opens: `Native American photographs—nineteenth-century images from the collections' (until 28 September).

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Sunday 19 May

THE RT REVD DAVID CONNER preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 20 May

PROFESSOR W. KEMPTON: `Cultural models of the environment' (Environmental Change Unit: special seminar), Main Lecture Theatre, School of Geography, 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR M.A. NUSSBAUM (Weidenfeld Visiting Professor): `Democratic desire: Walt Whitman' (lecture series: `Ascents of love: desire and the good in the Western philosophical/literary tradition'), Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's, 5 p.m.

DR TESSA RAJAK: `The Greek Bible and the language of power' (Grinfield Lectures—second series: `The Septuagint as a cultural document'), Collier Room, Regent's Park College, 5 p.m.

M.-C. SMOUTS: `La mondialisation et les crises de régulation', Maison Française, 5.15 p.m. (admission free, but places to be booked one week in advance).

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