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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 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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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.

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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.

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

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Thursday 25 April

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

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.

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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