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 19 January

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

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

R. MATAITYTÉ and M.-J. ZIMMERMAN play works for violin and piano, including sonatas by Schnittke and Prokofiev (St John's College Musical Society concert), the auditorium, the Garden Quadrangle, St John's, 8.30 p.m. (admission free).

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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.

Monday 22 January

DR S. TRUDGILL: `Clean decisions for a dirty world?' (Environmental Change Unit seminar), Main Lecture Theatre, School of Geography, 2.15 p.m.

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

WOMEN'S STUDIES COMMITTEE meeting, Old Bar, Mansfield, 1 p.m.

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

CONGREGATION meeting, 2 p.m.

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

B.K. JAYANTI: `The art of thinking', Pusey Room, Keble, 8 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.

PROFESSOR B. SIMON and P. CORNALL: `Affirming the comprehensive ideal: ideals and history of comprehensive schooling', Department of Educational Studies, 5 p.m.

L. WEE: `International responsibilities for causing forced migration' (Refugee Studies Programme Seminars on Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

UNIVERSITY CLUB wine-tasting: `Wines to brighten January', 5.45 p.m. (admission £2).

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Thursday 25 January

DR A. LAWSON: `After Beijing: the women's movement in the UK' (Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women seminars: `Issues in gender and development'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

CAROLINE KING: `Losers of reunification? Gains and losses for women in transforming societies: the case of eastern Germany' (lecture), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

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

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

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.

PROFESSOR M. WHEELER: `Keble, Ruskin, and The Light of the World' (lecture), the chapel, Keble, 8.30 p.m.

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Monday 29 January

PROFESSOR SIMON SCHAMA: `Humanism and history in the work of Rubens and Rembrandt' (first of three Tanner Lectures on Human Values), Lecture Hall, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

DR D. POSEY: `Are indigenous and traditional peoples significant partners in biodiversity conservation?' (Environmental Change Unit seminar), Main Lecture Theatre, School of Geography, 2.15 p.m.

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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Tuesday 30 January

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Small treasures of the Ashmolean', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78000.)

PROFESSOR SIMON SCHAMA: `Humanism and history in the work of Rubens and Rembrandt' (second of three Tanner Lectures on Human Values), Lecture Hall, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

THE RT REVD KALLISTOS WARE: `The soul in Greek Christianity' (Wolfson College Lectures: `From soul to self'), Wolfson, 5 p.m.

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Wednesday 31 January

PROFESSOR D. BROWN: `Tradition and revelation: Pentecost and Crib' (Hensley Henson Lectures: `Tradition and transformation—the virtue in tradition'), Schools, 5 p.m.

D. MALONE: `The future of UN peace-keeping' (Refugee Studies Programme Seminars on Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

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Thursday 1 February

A. KOSHY: `Spring after a winter of discontent: women and the environment in India' (Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women seminars: `Issues in gender and development'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR SIMON SCHAMA: `Humanism and history in the work of Rubens and Rembrandt' (last in series of Tanner Lectures on Human Values), Lecture Hall, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

M. CHESTERMAN: `GIS in Thames Water Utilities Ltd.: a pipe dream?' (Oxford Seminars in Cartography), Schola Astronomiae et Rhetoricae, Schools Quadrangle, Bodleian, 5 p.m.

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Friday 2 February

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

Sunday 4 February

PROFESSOR URSULA KING: ` "Rediscovering Fire": the power of Teilhard de Chardin's spiritual vision' (second Bampton Lecture), St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 5 February

DR J. PALEOCRASSAS: `Environment 2000: the ostrich syndrome' (Environmental Change Unit seminar), Main Lecture Theatre, School of Geography, 2.15 p.m.

MR J. GLOVER: `Death, euthanasia, and eugenics' (Green College Lectures: `Death'), Witts Lecture Theatre, Radcliffe Infirmary, 6 p.m.

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Tuesday 6 February

CONGREGATION meeting, 2 p.m.

DR P. RIVIÈRE: `Shamanism and the unconfined soul' (Wolfson College Lectures: `From soul to self'), Wolfson, 5 p.m.

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Wednesday 7 February

PROFESSOR D. BROWN: `From victim to saint: Isaac and Joseph' (Hensley Henson Lectures: `Tradition and transformation—the virtue in tradition'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR D. HALPIN and DR G. WALFORD: `Affirming the comprehensive ideal: context', Department of Educational Studies, 5 p.m.

DR M. HERMAN: `Ethiopian Jews' (Refugee Studies Programme Seminars on Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

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Thursday 8 February

P. READY: `British overseas domestic workers—a modern form of slavery?' (Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women seminars: `Issues in gender and development'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR H. FREEMAN: `Mental health and the urban environment' (Linacre Lectures: `Mind, brain, and the environment'), Lecture Theatre A, Zoology/Psychology Building, 5.30 p.m.

ROY LANCASTER: `Plants from high places' (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 9 February

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

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Sunday 11 February

PROFESSOR URSULA KING: `Spirituality and evolution: discovering our deepest energy resources' (third Bampton Lecture), St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 12 February

MS O. BENNETT: `Oral testimony and the environment' (Environmental Change Unit seminar), Main Lecture Theatre, School of Geography, 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR W. HAMILTON: `Death, sex, and evolution' (Green College Lectures: `Death'), Witts Lecture Theatre, Radcliffe Infirmary, 6 p.m.

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Tuesday 13 February

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM exhibition opens: `Etienne Delaune—designs for medals and jewels of the French Renaissance' (until 12 May).

PROFESSOR R. GOMBRICH: `Selfless Buddhists: ethics without metaphysics?' (Wolfson College Lectures: `From soul to self'), Wolfson, 5 p.m.

DR R. DAWKINS: `The gene's view of creation' (Friends of Rewley House Annual Lecture), Lecture Theatre, University Museum, 8 p.m. (tickets £2, available from the reception desk, Rewley House, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., or at the door).

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Wednesday 14 February

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Supervising D.Phil. students', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

PROFESSOR D. BROWN: `Apostle and penitent: Mary Magdalen' (Hensley Henson Lectures: `Tradition and transformation—the virtue in tradition'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR HERMIONE LEE: `Biomythographers: rewriting the lives of Virginia Woolf' (F.W. Bateson Memorial Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

H. CRAWLEY: `Women and refugee status: beyond the public/private dichotomy in European asylum policy' (Refugee Studies Programme Seminars on Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

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Thursday 15 February

PROFESSOR M. OHINATA: `The mystique of motherhood in Japan' (Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women seminars: `Issues in gender and development'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR N. SCHOR: `One hundred years of melancholy' (Zaharoff Lecture 1995--6), Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

Friday 16 February

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

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