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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 December

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Hairstyles, wigs, and whiskers', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78000.)

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Saturday 16 December

MAISON FRANÇAISE conference: `Le statut de l'ésotérisme en Islam' (continues tomorrow).

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Sunday 17 December

MICHAELMAS TERM ends.

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Tuesday 19 December

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

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Friday 22 December

UNIVERSITY OFFICES closed (reopen 3 January).

SHELDONIAN THEATRE closed (reopens 3 January).

BODLEIAN LIBRARY closed (reopens 2 January).

ASHMOLEAN LIBRARY closed (reopens 2 January).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `A Christmas tour', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78000.)

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Saturday 23 December

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM closed (reopens 28 December).

CHRIST CHURCH Picture Gallery closed (reopens 2 January).

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Friday 29 December

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

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Monday 1 January

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM closed (reopens 3 January).

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Wednesday 3 January

SOCIAL STUDIES Faculty Board election, 18 January (one ordinary member): nominations by two electors to be received at the University Offices by 4 p.m.

Sunday 7 January

HILARY TERM begins.

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Monday 8 January

CONGREGATION election, 25 January: nominations by two members of Congregation to be received at the University Offices by 4 p.m.

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Tuesday 9 January

SOCIAL STUDIES Faculty Board election, 18 January (one ordinary member): nominations by six electors to be received at the University Offices by 4 p.m.

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Thursday 11 January

HOLY COMMUNION (Latin), St Mary's, 8 a.m. (celebrant: The Revd Philip E. Ursell).

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Saturday 13 January

AN EVENING of Words and Music: readings by Christopher Logue, music by Katharine Gowers (violin) and Charles Owen (piano), Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's, 7.15 p.m. (tickets, £30, inc. supper, from College Development Office: (2)74852).

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Sunday 14 January

HILARY FULL TERM begins.

THE REVD JONATHAN BOARDMAN preaches the Latin Sermon (preceded by Latin Litany), St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 15 January

CONGREGATION election, 25 January: nominations by six members of Congregation to be received at the University Offices by 4 p.m.

DR BOUTROS BOUTROS-GHALI: `The diplomatic role of the United Nations Secretary-General' (Cyril Foster Lecture), Sheldonian,

5 p.m.

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Tuesday 16 January

PROFESSOR R. SORABJI: `The soul in Greek thought' (Wolfson College Lectures: `From soul to self'), Wolfson, 5 p.m.

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Wednesday 17 January

KOREAN DANCE AND MUSIC: a recital of Korean traditional court dance and music by Professor Kim Hee-Sook and others, Rewley House, 5.30 p.m.

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Friday 19 January

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

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Sunday 21 January

PROFESSOR PHILIP S. ALEXANDER preaches the Macbride Sermon on the Application of Messianic Prophecy, Hertford, 10 a.m.

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Monday 22 January

PROFESSOR M. RAFF: `Death of the cell: apoptosis' (Green College Lectures: `Death'), Witts Lecture Theatre, Radcliffe Infirmary, 6 p.m.

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Tuesday 23 January

SIR ANTHONY KENNY: `Body, soul, and intellect in Aquinas' (Wolfson College Lectures: `From soul to self'), Wolfson, 5 p.m.

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Wednesday 24 January

PROFESSOR A. GRAFTON: `The reading and teaching of the ancient historians' (Lowe Lectures in Palaeography: `Ancient history in early modern Europe'), Schools, 5 p.m.

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Thursday 25 January

PROFESSOR R. HINDE: `Humans and human habitats: reciprocal influences' (Linacre Lectures: `Mind, brain, and the environment'), Lecture Theatre A, Zoology/Psychology Building, 5.30 p.m.

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Friday 26 January

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

PROFESSOR A. GRAFTON: `The antiquarians and the reconstruction of ancient societies' (Lowe Lectures in Palaeography: `Ancient history in early modern Europe'), Schools, 5 p.m.

EUROPEAN HUMANITIES RESEARCH CENTRE international colloquium `Perspectives on philosophical dialogue' opens, Maison Française, 7.15 p.m. (Continues tomorrow. Enquiries to: Oxford (2)70497.)

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Sunday 28 January

PROFESSOR URSULA KING: `Christian spirituality today: old and new agendas in seeking wholeness and holiness' (first Bampton Lecture), St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 29 January

DR R. HUNTER: `NATO and the former Yugoslavia' (Winchester Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR A. GRAFTON: `The rediscovery of barbarian texts and civilisations' (Lowe Lectures in Palaeography: `Ancient history in early modern Europe'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR TONY WRIGLEY: `Death, Malthus, and human society' (Green College Lectures: `Death'), Witts Lecture Theatre, Radcliffe Infirmary, 6 p.m.

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