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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 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.

CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL: special Matins to mark the tercentenary of Henry Purcell, 10 a.m. (sermon by Dr Allan Wicks, formerly Organist of Canterbury Cathedral, and performance of Te Deum and Jubilate in D, by the Cathedral Choir, with the Frideswide Ensemble).

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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.

PROFESSOR YASH GHAI: `Hong Kong after 1997: rights, law, and representation' (Asian Studies Centre special lecture), Lecture Theatre (New Building), St Antony's, 8 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

WOMEN TUTORS' GROUP meeting, Old Bar, Mansfield College, 12.30 p.m.

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.

THE DUKE STRING QUARTET performs works by Vasks, Part, Ives, and Haydn, the chapel, Trinity College, 8.30 p.m. (admission free).

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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.

CONCERT, with Fiona Kimm and David Golub, Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's College, 8.30 p.m. (admission free).

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Saturday 25 November

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

ST ANNE'S COLLEGE Choir and Orchestra, with vocal and instrumental soloists: Purcell Tercentenary Concert, Holywell Music Room, 8 p.m. (tickets £6/£3, from the College Secretary, St Anne's, or at the door).

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Sunday 26 November

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

ELENA KRIVENKO performs piano works by Rameau, Debussy, Messiaen, and Scriabin, Wolfson College, 3 p.m. (tickets £4 and £2, at the door).

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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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Wednesday 29 November

MR J. RICHARDSON: `1910: the graduate made of glass' (Slade Lectures: `Picasso and Cubism: a biographer's view'), Lecture Hall, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

N. DABELSTEIN: `The international response: lessons from the Rwandan experience' (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 30 November

MATRICULATION ceremony, Convocation House, 12.30 p.m.

MR DAVID GENTLEMAN: `Words and pictures: an artist talks about drawing, designing, and writing' (Friends of the Bodleian thirty- minute lecture), Cecil Jackson Room, Sheldonian, 1 p.m.

DR F. BANDA: `Women and the law in Zimbabwe: access to divorce' (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 J.C. MATHER: `Observing the Big Bang' (Milne Lecture), Mathematical Institute, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR D. MARSDEN: `Toxins in the environment and human brain disease' (Linacre Lectures: `Mind, brain, and the environment'), Lecture Theatre A, Zoology/Psychology Building, 5.30 p.m.

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Friday 1 December

DR L. SCIAMA: `Racist discourses in Italy' (Ethnicity and Identity seminars: `Racist debates in contemporary Europe'), Institute of Social Anthropology, 11 a.m.

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Saturday 2 December

MICHAELMAS FULL TERM ends.

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Sunday 3 December

THE REVD DR OLIVER O'DONOVAN preaches the Advent Sermon, Cathedral, 10 a.m.

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Monday 4 December

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Gender in teaching', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

DR D.L. SCHINDLER: `Interpreting the Second Vatican Council' (inaugural Hans Urs von Balthasar Lecture), College Theatre, Westminster College, 4 p.m.

DR S.B. HRDY: `Raising Darwin's consciousness: female sexuality and the prehominid origins of patriarchy' (Herbert Spencer Lectures: `Gender and society'), Lecture Theatre A, Zoology/Psychology Building, 5 p.m.

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Wednesday 6 December

MR J. RICHARDSON: `1914: the lady vanishes' (Slade Lectures: `Picasso and Cubism: a biographer's view'), Lecture Hall, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

DR P. DALEY: `The response of academics to the Rwandan 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.

UNIVERSITY CLUB wine-tasting: `Wines for Christmas', 5.45 p.m. (admission £2 per person).

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