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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 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)78015.)

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Saturday 16 March

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

SET 96 (Science, Engineering, and Technology Week): `Plants for people'—tour of the Botanic Gardens, 10 a.m. (tel. L. Allen: (2)76920)

SET 96 (Science, Engineering, and Technology Week): `The year of Marconi'—talk on the early days of radio, Museum of the History of Science, 2.30 p.m. (tel. W. Hackmann: (2)77282).

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Sunday 17 March

SET 96 (Science, Engineering, and Technology Week): `Crystals' (display), and the Oxford Mineral and Fossil Show, University Museum and Exeter Hall, Kidlington, 12 noon (tel. K. Andrews-Speed: (2)72965).

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Monday 18 March

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

SET 96 (Science, Engineering, and Technology Week): `The culture of science'—a talk by Dr Richard Dawkins, University Museum, 12.30 p.m. (tel. Ms W. Fuggles: (2)78113).

SET 96 (Science, Engineering, and Technology Week): `Molecules and materials—from atom to appliance' (talk and demonstration), Department of Materials, 2 p.m. (tel. Dr C. Viney: (2)73700).

SET 96 (Science, Engineering, and Technology Week): `The magic kingdom of chemistry'—experiments for children (2 p.m.), laboratory open hour (4 p.m.), `Bangs and rainbows', a demonstration lecture by Dr R. Egdell and S. Heyes, 8 p.m.—all at the Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory (tel. Ms S. Swift: (2)72600).

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Tuesday 19 March

SET 96 (Science, Engineering, and Technology Week): `Science in the real world'—talks, demonstrations, and tours for children, Engineering Science Department, 10.30 a.m. (tel. S. Rainger: (2)73012).

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

CONGREGATION meeting, 2 p.m.

SET 96 (Science, Engineering, and Technology Week): `Lasers to quasars'—hands-on activities and demonstrations, Nuclear and Astrophysics Laboratory, 5 p.m. (tel. K. Chamberlain: (2)72371).

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

SET 96 (Science, Engineering, and Technology Week): `100 years of alpha particles'—talk by Dr Bill Rae, Nuclear and Astrophysics Laboratory, 7.15 p.m. (tel. K. Chamberlain: (2)72371).

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Wednesday 20 March

SET 96 (Science, Engineering, and Technology Week): `Is human rationality an illusion?'—talk by Dr N. Chater, University Museum, 6 p.m. (tel. Ms K. Lattimore: (2)71410).

SET 96 (Science, Engineering, and Technology Week): `The social brain'—talk and demonstration by Dr N. Emler, University Museum, 7 p.m. (tel. Ms K. Lattimore: (2)71410).

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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)78015.)

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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.

SET 96 (Science, Engineering, and Technology Week): `Bodyworks'—talks, displays, and tours, Biochemistry Department, 1 p.m. (tel. Ms V. Collins: (2)75274).

SET 96 (Science, Engineering, and Technology Week): `All creatures great and small (do we really need them all)?'—talk with hands- on activities, University Museum, 2 p.m. (tel. K. Andrews-Speed: (2)72965).

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Sunday 24 March

SET 96 (Science, Engineering, and Technology Week): `Time travel—geology for beginners', all-day tour of Cotswolds and Welsh Borders, starting from University Museum (tel. K. Andrews- Speed: (2)72965).

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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)78015.)

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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)78015.)

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Monday 1 April

CHRIST CHURCH PICTURE GALLERY closed (reopens 8 April).

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Tuesday 2 April

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `An Easter tour of the Ashmolean', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015.)

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Thursday 4 April

UNIVERSITY OFFICES closed (reopen 15 April).

SHELDONIAN THEATRE closed (reopens 15 April).

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Friday 5 April

BODLEIAN LIBRARY closed (reopens 9 April).

ASHMOLEAN LIBRARY closed (reopens 9 April).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM closed (reopens 2 p.m. on Easter Monday, 8 April).

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Tuesday 9 April

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

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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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Friday 12 April

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

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Tuesday 16 April

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

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

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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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