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Tuesday 26 September

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Painted pottery of the Italian Renaissance', 1.15 p.m. (Restricted attendance. Cost £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78000.)

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Thursday 28 September

PROFESSOR A. HILL: `Biosensors', Department of Pharmacology, 6 p.m. (Oxford Innovation Society talk; admission by ticket only, obtainable from Isis Innovation---tel. (2)72411.)

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Friday 29 September

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `An introduction to sculpture', 1.15 p.m. (Restricted attendance. Cost £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78000.)

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Saturday 30 September

DEGREE conferments, Sheldonian: non-matriculated candidates, morning ceremony; other candidates, afternoon ceremony (2.30 p.m.).

CHRIST CHURCH Picture Gallery exhibition opens: `Ariadne's Thread'—sculpture and wood engravings by Helen Kenny (until 29 October).

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Sunday 1 October

MICHAELMAS TERM begins.

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Monday 2 October

CONGREGATION elections, 19 October: nominations by two members of Congregation to be received at the University Offices by 4 p.m.

SOCIAL STUDIES Faculty Board election, 2 November (one official member): nominations by two electors to be received at the University Offices by 4 p.m.

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Tuesday 3 October

CONGREGATION meeting, 12 noon (Vice-Chancellor's Oration).

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

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Thursday 5 October

CHRIST CHURCH Picture Gallery exhibition opens: `Mannerism'—Old Master drawings (until 18 December).

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Friday 6 October

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Costume on coins and medals', 1.15 p.m. (Restricted attendance. Cost £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78000.)

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Sunday 8 October

MICHAELMAS FULL TERM begins.

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Monday 9 October

CONGREGATION elections, 19 October: nominations by six members of Congregation to be received at the University Offices by 4 p.m.

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Tuesday 10 October

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Dutch and Flemish drawings from the Royal Library, Windsor' (special exhibition), 1.15 p.m. (Restricted attendance. Cost £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78000.)

PROFESSOR D. WINCH: `Overhearing conversations, political and social scientific' (Carlyle Lectures: `Secret concatenations: riches and poverty, Mandeville to Malthus'), Schools, 5 p.m.

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Wednesday 11 October

PROFESSOR ARTHUR MILLER (Cameron Mackintosh Professor of Contemporary Theatre): `The Plain Girl' (readings and discussion of Arthur Miller's new work), Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's, 5 p.m.

CITY OF OXFORD ORCHESTRA plays works by Rossini, Wagner, Mozart, and Weil at an opening concert and reception in the new Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's, 7.45 p.m. (Limited number of tickets available at £25 from St Hilda's: (2)76828.)

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Thursday 12 October

PROFESSOR G.L. CLARK (Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography): `The passions of commitment and the scales of regulation' (inaugural lecture), University Museum, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR STEVE JONES: `Is human evolution over?' (Meyerstein Lecture), Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR SIR DAVID WEATHERALL: `Genetics, medicine, and society' (Radcliffe Lecture 1995), Witts Lecture Theatre, Radcliffe Infirmary, 6 p.m.

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Friday 13 October

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Chinese prints by Lui Haiming' (special exhibition), 1.15 p.m. (Restricted attendance. Cost £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78000.)

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Saturday 14 October

MATRICULATION ceremony, Sheldonian (time to be announced).

DISCUSSION to mark the seventy-fifth anniversary of the admission of women to degrees of the University (various speakers), St Anne's.

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Tuesday 17 October

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

SOCIAL STUDIES Faculty Board election, 2 November (one official member): nominations by six electors to be received at the University Offices by 4 p.m.

PROFESSOR D. WINCH: `Mandeville, Rousseau, and the paradox in favour of luxury' (Carlyle Lectures: `Secret concatenations: riches and poverty, Mandeville to Malthus'), Schools, 5 p.m.

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Thursday 19 October

PROFESSOR ARTHUR MILLER (Cameron Mackintosh Professor of Contemporary Theatre): `The language of theatre', Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's, 5 p.m.

DR A. YOUNG: `Perceiving social and physical environments' (Linacre Lectures: `Mind, brain, and the environment'), Lecture Theatre A, Zoology/Psychology Building, 5.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR T.D. BARNES: `Hagiography and Roman history' (Ronald Syme Lecture), the Hall, Wolfson, 6 p.m.

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Friday 20 October

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Seventeenth-century European painting', 1.15 p.m. (Restricted attendance. Cost £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78000.)

PROFESSOR ARTHUR MILLER (Cameron Mackintosh Professor of Contemporary Theatr): masterclass (scenes from Death of a Salesman and All My Sons performed by ETC), Old Fire Station, George Street, 2.30 p.m. (no charge, but limited admission: tickets from Old Fire Station box office on production of student card).

PROFESSOR P. GOODFELLOW: `Genetics of sex determination and differentiation' (Herbert Spencer Lectures: `Gender and society'), Lecture Theatre A, Zoology/Psychology Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. NELSON: `Bad rulership in the earlier Middle Ages: diagnoses and prescriptions' (Faculty of Modern History Special Faculty Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

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