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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 24 May

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `An introduction to ancient Egypt', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015.)

FRANCO-BRITISH SEMINAR: `Electoral behaviour in Britain and France—the 1994 European election and attitudes towards the European Union in France and Britain', Maison Française, 2 p.m. (places to be booked one week in advance).

CLINICAL MEDICINE Faculty Board annual elections (7 June): nominations by six electors to be received at the University Offices by 4 p.m.

PROFESSOR U. AMALDI: `When nothing is something: a history of the vacuum' (Cherwell–Simon Memorial Lecture), Lecture Theatre A, Department of Zoology, 4.30 p.m.

C. GOLDSTEIN: `A theorem of Fermat and its contexts—sociological, historical, and mathematical readings', Maison Française, 5.15 p.m. (admission free, but places to be booked one week in advance).

AN EVENING of music and poetry from the court of François I, Maison Française, 8.15 p.m. (tel. for reservations one week in advance: (2)74220).

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Saturday 25 May

BATE COLLECTION of Musical Instruments Open Day (National Museums Week), 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

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Sunday 26 May

PROFESSOR HUGH WILLIAMSON preaches, Cathedral, 10 a.m.

BIRANDA FORD plays violin works by Beethoven, Schubert, Kreisler, and Franck, the hall, Balliol, 9 p.m.

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Monday 27 May

UNIVERSITY OFFICES closed (today only).

PROFESSOR M.A. NUSSBAUM (Weidenfeld Visiting Professor): `The descent of love: Joyce's Ulysses' (lecture series: `Ascents of love: desire and the good in the Western philosophical/literary tradition'), Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's, 5 p.m.

DR TESSA RAJAK: `In and out of the Bible: Greek additions to the biblical text' (Grinfield Lectures—second series: `The Septuagint as a cultural document'), Collier Room, Regent's Park College, 5 p.m.

DR C. STRAY: `Idiosyncrasy and idiolexis in Victorian England: the Mushri–English Dictionary' (OED Forum meeting), Rewley House, 5 p.m.

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Tuesday 28 May

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Dealing with the media (radio): introductory', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

WOMEN TUTORS' GROUP meeting, Old Bar, Mansfield, 1 p.m.

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

CONGREGATION meeting, 2 p.m.

DR P. BEAL: ` "The virtuous Mrs Philips" and "that whore Castlemaine": Orinda and her apotheosis, 1664–8' (James P.R. Lyell Lectures in Bibliography: `In praise of scribes: manuscripts and their makers in seventeenth-century England'), St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. BURROW: `The Lamp of Memory: Ruskin and the Victorian sense of the past' (first of two lectures in association with current exhibition `Ruskin and Oxford'), Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean, 5 p.m.

G. PALMER: `Lactation' (Women's Studies Committee seminars: `Policy, practice, and power: issues in human female reproduction'), Wolfson Hall, Somerville, 8.30 p.m.

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Wednesday 29 May

PROFESSOR M. JAMESON: `The rituals of Athena Polias in Athens' (David Lewis Lecture), Garden Quad Auditorium, St John's, 5 p.m.

T. BRIGHOUSE and S. RANSON: `Affirming the comprehensive ideal: the organisation of comprehensive education in the future', Department of Educational Studies, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR S. JACKSON: `High achievers from the care system: lessons for policy' (Nuffield Women's Group seminars: `Women, poverty, and social policy'), Seminar Room, Nuffield, 5 p.m.

N. SHEHADI: `Post-war Lebanese reconstruction' (Refugee Studies Programme: Seminars on Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET (with Catherine Pierard, soprano), plays works by Haydn, Stravinsky, and Schoenberg, Holywell Music Room, 8 p.m. (tickets £8/£6, from Blackwell's Music Shop; student tickets £4, from Blackwell's or the Music Faculty).

D. BANERJEE: `The importance of women in the world of Rabindranath Tagore', and readings of translations of Tagore's poetry by K.K. Dyson (joint meeting of the Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women and the South Asian Studies Group), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 8 p.m.

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Thursday 30 May

L. HOECKLIN: `Social welfare, the family, and gender ideology in southern Germany' (Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women seminars: `Gender and development—protest and politics'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR D. LAURENT: `Ronan's eyes: duality tamed in Breton folk culture' (O'Donnell Lecture in Celtic Studies), Room 2, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

THE VERY REVD JOHN DRURY: `Ruskin on religion and art' (second of two lectures in association with current exhibition `Ruskin and Oxford'), Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean, 5 p.m.

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Friday 31 May

MAISON FRANÇAISE study-day: `Histoire de la CGT: cent ans de syndicalisme en France' (Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France) (places to be booked one week in advance).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `The Athenian Acropolis', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015.)

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Methods of assessment', 2 p.m. (see information above).

DR D. CRABB: `A history of the automobile engine, 1970–2014' (Maurice Lubbock Memorial Lecture), Lecture Room 1, Department of Engineering Science, 5 p.m.

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Sunday 2 June

THE REVD CANON IAIN MACKENZIE preaches, Queen's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 3 June

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

M. WATTHEE-DELMOTTE: `Poésie française et freudisme: les modalités d'une rencontre', Maison Française, 5.15 p.m. (admission free, but places to be booked one week in advance).

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Tuesday 4 June

DR J. HENDRON, MP, and MR R. MCCARTNEY, MP: `Northern Ireland: what is to be done?' (lecture series: `The state of the Union: issues in contemporary British democracy'), St Antony's, 5 p.m.

DR V. BERAL: `Reproductive cancers: the effects of contraception and child-bearing on cancer risk' (Women's Studies Committee seminars: `Policy, practice, and power: issues in human female reproduction'), Wolfson Hall, Somerville, 8.30 p.m.

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Wednesday 5 June

DR C. VOGLER: `Money and the household' (Nuffield Women's Group seminars: `Women, poverty, and social policy'), Seminar Room, Nuffield, 5 p.m.

DR L. PARSONS: `Palestinians in Lebanon: an overview' (Refugee Studies Programme: Seminars on Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

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Thursday 6 June

H. CRAWLEY: `Seeking sanctuary—women and asylum in Britain' (Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women seminars: `Gender and development—protest and politics'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

J. BAUDRILLARD: `Mondialisation, universalité et singularité', Maison Française, 5.15 p.m. (admission free, but places to be booked one week in advance).

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Friday 7 June

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Managing and developing effective teams', 9.15 a.m. (see information above).

P. HUNT: `L'Europe peut-elle avoir une politique méditerranéenne?', European Studies Institute, 70 Woodstock Road, 5 p.m. (admission free, but places to be booked through Maison Française one week in advance).

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Saturday 8 June

PEMBROKE COLLEGE exhibition: `Best of Pembroke'—art and silver exhibition including works by Bacon, Frink, Piper, and Rodin, in the Rockefeller Room, Sir Geoffrey Arthur Building (off Abingdon Road), 11 a.m.–3 p.m. (Tickets £1.50. Tel. for details: (2)76417.)

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

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Sunday 9 June

THE RT REVD MARK SANTER preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 10 June

MAISON FRANÇAISE debate: `Souvenir du communisme, avenir du marxisme?' (various speakers), 5 p.m. (admission free, but places to be booked one week in advance).

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Tuesday 11 June

CONGREGATION meeting, 2 p.m.

MR E. GARNIER, MP, DR C. MACDONALD, MP, and MS E. NICHOLSON, MP: `The state of the Union' (final lecture in series: `The state of the Union: issues in contemporary British democracy'), St Antony's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR D. HULL: `The role of biology in the philosophy of biology' (Oxford History and Philosophy of Biology Programme), Sherrington Room, Department of Physiology, 5 p.m.

DR A. MCPHERSON: `Menopause' (Women's Studies Committee seminars: `Policy, practice, and power: issues in human female reproduction'), Wolfson Hall, Somerville, 8.30 p.m.

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