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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 April

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Chinese paintings' (special exhibition), 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015.)

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Saturday 20 April

TRINITY TERM begins.

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Sunday 21 April

TRINITY FULL TERM begins.

PROFESSOR URSULA KING: `Christian spirituality and inter-faith dialogue: the spiritual contribution of world faiths' (sixth Bampton Lecture), St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 22 April

PROFESSOR M.A. NUSSBAUM (Weidenfeld Visiting Professor): `Contemplative creativity I: Plato' (lecture series: `Ascents of love: desire and the good in the Western philosophical/literary tradition'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. CHEVALLIER: `L'État de droit', Maison Française, 5.15 p.m. (admission free, but places to be booked one week in advance).

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Tuesday 23 April

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

PROFESSOR P.J. KATZENSTEIN: `Identity and norms in world politics' (Winchester Lecture in International Relations), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR R.E. BROWN: `New Testament scholarship and Christianity today' (first of five Martin D'Arcy Lectures), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR HOLMES ROLSTON: `Nature for real: is nature a social construct?' (Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society seminar), Council Room, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

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Wednesday 24 April

PROFESSOR M.A. NUSSBAUM (Weidenfeld Visiting Professor): `Contemplative creativity II: Spinoza, Proust' (lecture series: `Ascents of love: desire and the good in the Western philosophical/literary tradition'), Schools, 5 p.m.

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Thursday 25 April

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

DR A. BASU: `Wagri women of a Delhi slum—the problem of psycho-social development' (Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women seminars: `Gender and development—protest and politics'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

DR D. CAMERON: `Language and gender: feminist language reform and the history of English' (Times Lecture), St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

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Friday 26 April

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Monarchs in the Museum', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015.)

FRANCO-BRITISH SEMINAR: `Electoral behaviour in Britain and France—the 1992 General Election in Britain and the 1995 Presidential Election in France', Maison Française, 2 p.m. (places to be booked one week in advance).

PROFESSOR R.E. BROWN: `New Testament scholarship and Christianity today' (second of five Martin D'Arcy Lectures), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR S. HOWELL: ` "May blessings come, may mischiefs go!": living kinds as agents of transition and transformation among the Lio' (Marett Memorial Lecture), Saskatchewan Lecture Room, Exeter College, 5 p.m.

MAISON FRANÇAISE debate: `Le journalisme politique en France, aujourd'hui' (various speakers), 5 p.m. (admission free, but places to be booked one week in advance).

D. LEBAUD and P. JOURDAN play cello and piano works by Beethoven, Schumann, Liszt, and Brahms, Maison Française, 8.15 p.m. (tel. for reservations one week in advance: (2)74220).

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Saturday 27 April

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

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Sunday 28 April

LORD BLAKE preaches the St Mark's Day Sermon, Magdalen, 10 a.m.

ALBERT JULIÀ plays piano works by Mozart and Liszt, Wolfson, 5 p.m. (tickets £4, concessions £2, at the door).

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Monday 29 April

PROFESSOR M.A. NUSSBAUM (Weidenfeld Visiting Professor): `The Christian ascent I: Augustine' (lecture series: `Ascents of love: desire and the good in the Western philosophical/literary tradition'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR P. GIGNOUX: `The three immortal souls and other human faculties' (Ratanbai Katrak Lectures), Schools, 5 p.m.

J. BLOT: `The French perception of Bloomsbury', Maison Française, 5.15 p.m. (admission free, but places to be booked one week in advance).

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Tuesday 30 April

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Drinking in the past!', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015.)

PROFESSOR Q. SKINNER: `Ancient laughter and modern philosophy' (A.B. Emden Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR R.E. BROWN: `New Testament scholarship and Christianity today' (third of five Martin D'Arcy Lectures), Schools, 5 p.m.

G. PLOTKIN: `Denotational semantics: an unbalanced perspective' (Strachey Lecture), Lecture Theatre, Computing Laboratory, 5 p.m.

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Wednesday 1 May

DR J. BENSON: `Some illuminated Sanskirt manuscripts in the Bodleian Library' (Friends of the Bodleian thirty-minute lecture), Cecil Jackson Room, Sheldonian, 1 p.m.

PROFESSOR M.A. NUSSBAUM (Weidenfeld Visiting Professor): `The Christian ascent II: Dante' (lecture series: `Ascents of love: desire and the good in the Western philosophical/literary tradition'), Schools, 5 p.m.

MS CAROLINE BENN and PROFESSOR TED WRAGG: `Affirming the comprehensive ideal: effective schools and effective teachers', Department of Educational Studies, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR P. GIGNOUX: `Body: anatomy, physiology, and medicine' (Ratanbai Katrak Lectures), Schools, 5 p.m.

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Thursday 2 May

DR C. GUPTA: `Fundamentalism and the print media in contemporary India' (Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women seminars: `Gender and development—protest and politics'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

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Friday 3 May

HAKLUYT SOCIETY: `Science and geography in imperial contexts', Modern History Faculty, 2 p.m. (names in advance to Dr F. Fernandez- Armesto, care of Modern History Faculty).

FRANCO-BRITISH SEMINAR: `Electoral behaviour in Britain and France—protest and tactical voting, party identification and volatility', Maison Française, 2 p.m. (places to be booked one week in advance).

PROFESSOR R.E. BROWN: `New Testament scholarship and Christianity today' (fourth of five Martin D'Arcy Lectures), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR P. GIGNOUX: `Cosmic elements and theory of microcosm' (Ratanbai Katrak Lectures), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. MOKYR: `Famine and mortality: an historical re- examination' (Sir John Hicks Lecture on Economic History), Schools, 5 p.m.

M. RIOT-SARCEY: `Femmes et démocraties', Maison Française, 5.15 p.m. (admission free, but places to be booked one week in advance).

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Sunday 5 May

PROFESSOR URSULA KING: `Christian spirituality, Third World theology, and the voices of women: the spiritual significance of otherness' (seventh Bampton Lecture), St Mary's, 10 a.m.

CHRIST CHURCH PICTURE GALLERY exhibition opens: `Jeff Clarke---new work' (until 5 June).

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Monday 6 May

UNIVERSITY OFFICES closed (today only).

ANNUAL ELECTIONS of members of faculty boards (except Clinical Medicine), 30 May: nominations by two electors to be received at the University Offices by 4 p.m.

PROFESSOR M.A. NUSSBAUM (Weidenfeld Visiting Professor): `The Romantic ascent I: Emily Brontë' (lecture series: `Ascents of love: desire and the good in the Western philosophical/literary tradition'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR P. GIGNOUX: `Is there an Iranian Shamanism? (1)' (Ratanbai Katrak Lectures), Schools, 5 p.m.

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Tuesday 7 May

PROFESSOR J. BURROW (Professor of European Thought): `A common culture? Nationalist ideas in nineteenth-century European thought' (inaugural lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR D.M. KENNEDY (Harmsworth Professor of American History): `Can the United States still afford to be a nation of immigrants?' (inaugural lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR D. GOUGH: `The seismic structure of the sun' (Halley Lecture), Lecture Theatre, University Museum, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR R.E. BROWN: `New Testament scholarship and Christianity today' (last of series of Martin D'Arcy Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

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Wednesday 8 May

FRANCO-BRITISH workshop: `Le transfert de concepts et de pratiques dans les sciences des XXIXe et XXe siècles—sciences biologiques et humaines', Maison Française, all day (tel.: (2)77277 or (2)74220).

DR Z. BRZEZINSKI: `Eurasia: post-imperial dilemmas' (Elliott Lecture), Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR P. GIGNOUX: `Is there an Iranian Shamanism? (2)' (Ratanbai Katrak Lectures), Schools, 5 p.m.

ARCHBISHOP EMERITUS J.R. QUINN: `Moral life or moral law' (Thomas More Lecture), Catholic Chaplaincy, 5 p.m.

H. MORPHY: `Hunting art' (Friends of the Pitt Rivers Museum: Beatrice Blackwood Lecture), Inorganic Chemistry Lecture Theatre, 7 p.m.

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