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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 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).

DISCUSSION to mark the seventy-fifth anniversary of the admission of women to degrees of the University (various speakers), St Anne's.

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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.

JONATHON PORRITT: `New directions in the Green Movement' (Environmental Change Unit seminar), Main Lecture Theatre, School of Geography, 4.30 p.m.

DR G. MCCRUM: `Gender and social inequality at Oxbridge', Lecture Room 1, Department of Educational Studies, 5 p.m.

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.)

CONGREGATION meeting, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR R.A. NICOLL: `Diversity of synaptic signalling in the CNS' (Astor Lecture), Lecture Theatre, University Department of Pharmacology, 4 p.m.

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.

PROFESSOR EMERITUS L. DE VORSEY: `Native American maps of the Columbian encounter' (Oxford Seminars in Cartography), Schola Astronomiae et Rhetoricae, Schools Quadrangle, Bodleian, 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.

UNIVERSITY CLUB wine-tasting: `Some recent additions to the wine- list', 5.45 p.m. (admission £2 per person).

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Thursday 19 October

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Applications for funding from the new research councils', 10.15 a.m. (see information above).

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 JOHN TEMPLETON: `Accelerating progress', Templeton, 5 p.m. (those wishing to attend should telephone Oxford 735422).

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.

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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

DR G. GANDY: `Transport and the environment: a lawyer's perspective' (Environmental Change Unit seminar), Main Lecture Theatre, School of Geography, 4.30 p.m.

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.

MRS S. QUASH: `The colourful life of Sir Henry Cole' (Oxford Bibliographical Society lecture), Taylor Institution, 5.30 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

DR K. THOMPSON: `Predicting plant dispersal in response to climate change' (Environmental Change Unit seminar), Main Lecture Theatre, School of Geography, 4.30 p.m.

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.)

CONGREGATION meeting, 2 p.m.

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

JANUSZ plays works by Chopin, Rachmaninov, Brahms, and Liszt, Wolfson, 8.30 p.m. (tickets from Common Room Secretary, Wolfson, and Blackwell's Music Shop; proceeds to African Medical and Research Foundation).

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