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 November

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

DR R. BREGER: `Japanese responses to German media stereotyping' (Ethnicity and Identity seminars: `Racist debates in contemporary Europe'), Institute of Social Anthropology, 11 a.m.

DR B. HILTON: `The politics of nature and the nature of politics in the early nineteenth century' (James Ford Special Lecture in British History), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR L. JACOBS: `Sexual differentiation and cognitive function' (Herbert Spencer Lectures: `Gender and society'), Lecture Theatre A, Zoology/Psychology Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR O. BLANCHARD: `Economics of transition in eastern Europe (part III)' (Clarendon Lectures in Economics), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

DR A.D.C. SIMPSON: `Sharp practice or customary measure: a cautionary tale of European marketplace tradition' (final talk in series linked to exhibition `The Measurers: a Flemish image of mathematics in the sixteenth century'), Museum of the History of Science, 6 p.m.

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Sunday 12 November

DR E. DUFFY preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 13 November

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Rapid reading', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

PROFESSOR J. BEDDINGTON: `Fishing limits and the limits to fishing' (Environmental Change Unit seminar), Main Lecture Theatre, School of Geography, 4.30 p.m.

DR J. DEATHRIDGE: `Wagner, Hitler, and the musical imago of power' (lecture series: `Music and power'), Schools, 5.15 p.m.

N. PELLEGRIN: `Le costume, fait social total. Études récentes sur les pratiques vestimentaires dans la France d'Ancien Régime' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

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Tuesday 14 November

The meeting of Congregation, due to take place today, is cancelled.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Music and dance in art', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78000.)

PROFESSOR D. WINCH: `Economists versus human beings' (Carlyle Lectures: `Secret concatenations: riches and poverty, Mandeville to Malthus'), Schools, 5 p.m.

SIR WALTER BODMER: `The Book of Man: the complete catalogue of our genes will revolutionise our ability to deal with disease and to understand our origins' (Romanes Lecture), Sheldonian, 5.45 p.m. (tickets not required).

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Wednesday 15 November

MR J. RICHARDSON: `1907: Picasso's Baudelairian brothel' (Slade Lectures: `Picasso and Cubism: a biographer's view'), Lecture Hall, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

R. RYSCAVAGE: `The Church's response to the genocide and its aftermath' (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 16 November

DR L. BERMAN: `Women and domestic violence in 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.

DR B. MOORE: `Dictionaries and nationalism' (OED Forum), Rewley House, 5 p.m.

DR J. RABY: `Much Binding in the March: the fall of Constantinople and the transformation of the Turkish book' (Oxford Bibliographical Society lecture), Taylor Institution, 5.30 p.m.

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Friday 17 November

DR J. WEBBER: `Ethnic discourses in Poland' (Ethnicity and Identity seminars: `Racist debates in contemporary Europe'), Institute of Social Anthropology, 11 a.m.

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

PROFESSOR M. LE DOEUFF: `Women and intellectual work' (Herbert Spencer Lectures: `Gender and society'), Lecture Theatre A, Zoology/Psychology Building, 5 p.m.

Sunday 19 November

THE RT REVD JOHN TAYLOR preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 20 November

N. DE N. WINSER: `Geographical observatories: a fifty-year programme' (Environmental Change Unit seminar), Main Lecture Theatre, School of Geography, 4.30 p.m.

DR S.D. HOWISON: `Risk and reward: the role of mathematics in finance' (Alan Tayler Lecture), Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's, 5 p.m.

DR R. PARKER: `Verdi, politics, and the insidious mastery of song' (lecture series: `Music and power'), Schools, 5.15 p.m.

A. RAYMOND: `Ville musulmane, ville arabe: conceptions orientalistes et vues récentes' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

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Tuesday 21 November

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Some small delights in Eastern art', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78000.)

PROFESSOR R. BOUDON: `The moral sense' (Sidney Ball Lecture), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR HARRY HONGDA WU delivers the Annual Human Rights Lecture of the Refugee Studies Programme, Schools, 5 p.m.

THE ALLEGRI QUARTET play Schubert's Octet in F (D.803), Holywell Music Room, 1.15 p.m. (tickets £5/£4/£2.50, from Blackwell's Music Shop).

Wednesday 22 November

MR J. RICHARDSON: `1909: woman into mountain' (Slade Lectures: `Picasso and Cubism: a biographer's view'), Lecture Hall, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

R. VON BERNUTH: `The voluntary agency response and the challenge of co-ordination' (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 23 November

DR S. SEMAFUMU: `Law in the regulation of marriage in East Africa' (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 C. BLAKEMORE: `How the environment builds the brain' (Linacre Lectures: `Mind, brain, and the environment'), Lecture Theatre A, Zoology/Psychology Building, 5.30 p.m.

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Friday 24 November

DR J. MACCLANCY: `The decline in racist attitudes of the Basques?' (Ethnicity and Identity seminars: `Racist debates in contemporary Europe'), Institute of Social Anthropology, 11 a.m.

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

DR GERMAINE GREER: `Victims no longer: feminism and the reform of the criminal law' (Herbert Spencer Lectures: `Gender and society'), Lecture Theatre A, Zoology/Psychology Building, 5 p.m.

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Saturday 25 November

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

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Sunday 26 November

MR E. ANDERSON preaches the Sermon on the Sin of Pride, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 27 November

PROFESSOR J. GARDINER: `Sustainable development: integrated catchment management and decision-making for the water environment' (Environmental Change Unit seminar), Main Lecture Theatre, School of Geography, 4.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR A. GOEHR: `Music without power: the institutionalisation of modern music' (lecture series: `Music and power'), Schools, 5.15 p.m.

J. COMMAILLE: `L'esprit sociologique des lois' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

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Tuesday 28 November

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

CONGREGATION meeting, 2 p.m.

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