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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 November

DR J. MACCLANCY: `The decline in racist attitudes of the Basques?' (Ethnicity and Identity seminars: `Racist debates in contemporary Europe'), Institute of Social Anthropology, 11 a.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Music and musical instruments', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78000.)

DR GERMAINE GREER: `Victims no longer: feminism and the reform of the criminal law' (Herbert Spencer Lectures: `Gender and society'), Lecture Theatre A, Zoology/Psychology Building, 5 p.m.

CONCERT, with Fiona Kimm and David Golub, Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's College, 8.30 p.m. (admission free).

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Saturday 25 November

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

ST ANNE'S COLLEGE Choir and Orchestra, with vocal and instrumental soloists: Purcell Tercentenary Concert, Holywell Music Room, 8 p.m. (tickets £6/£3, from the College Secretary, St Anne's, or at the door).

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Sunday 26 November

MR E. ANDERSON preaches the Sermon on the Sin of Pride, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

ELENA KRIVENKO performs piano works by Rameau, Debussy, Messiaen, and Scriabin, Wolfson College, 3 p.m. (tickets £4 and £2, at the door).

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Monday 27 November

PROFESSOR J. GARDINER: `Sustainable development: integrated catchment management and decision-making for the water environment' (Environmental Change Unit seminar), Main Lecture Theatre, School of Geography, 4.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR A. GOEHR: `Music without power: the institutionalisation of modern music' (lecture series: `Music and power'), Schools, 5.15 p.m.

J. COMMAILLE: `L'esprit sociologique des lois' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

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Tuesday 28 November

The meeting of Congregation, due to take place today, is cancelled.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Fourteenth-century Iran', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78000.)

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Wednesday 29 November

MR J. RICHARDSON: `1910: the graduate made of glass' (Slade Lectures: `Picasso and Cubism: a biographer's view'), Lecture Hall, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

N. DABELSTEIN: `The international response: lessons from the Rwandan experience' (Refugee Studies Programme Seminars on Forced Migration: `Responding to an emergency: the Rwanda case'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

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Thursday 30 November

MATRICULATION ceremony, Convocation House, 12.30 p.m.

MR DAVID GENTLEMAN: `Words and pictures: an artist talks about drawing, designing, and writing' (Friends of the Bodleian thirty- minute lecture), Cecil Jackson Room, Sheldonian, 1 p.m.

DR F. BANDA: `Women and the law in Zimbabwe: access to divorce' (Centre for Cross-cultural Research on Women seminars: `Cross- cultural perspectives on women and the law'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

DR J.C. MATHER: `Observing the Big Bang' (Milne Lecture), Mathematical Institute, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR D. MARSDEN: `Toxins in the environment and human brain disease' (Linacre Lectures: `Mind, brain, and the environment'), Lecture Theatre A, Zoology/Psychology Building, 5.30 p.m.

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Friday 1 December

DR L. SCIAMA: `Racist discourses in Italy' (Ethnicity and Identity seminars: `Racist debates in contemporary Europe'), Institute of Social Anthropology, 11 a.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Glass through the ages', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78000.)

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Saturday 2 December

MICHAELMAS FULL TERM ends.

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Sunday 3 December

THE REVD DR OLIVER O'DONOVAN preaches the Advent Sermon, Cathedral, 10 a.m.

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Monday 4 December

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

OXFORD PARALLEL (the University's Parallel Applications Centre): meeting to discuss the Bulk Synchronous Parallel Computer Model, Computing Laboratory, 10.30 a.m.–3.30 p.m. (registration: tel. Oxford (2)73884).

DR D.L. SCHINDLER: `Interpreting the Second Vatican Council' (inaugural Hans Urs von Balthasar Lecture), College Theatre, Westminster College, 4 p.m.

DR S.B. HRDY: `Raising Darwin's consciousness: female sexuality and the prehominid origins of patriarchy' (Herbert Spencer Lectures: `Gender and society'), Lecture Theatre A, Zoology/Psychology Building, 5 p.m.

Tuesday 5 December

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

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Wednesday 6 December

MR J. RICHARDSON: `1914: the lady vanishes' (Slade Lectures: `Picasso and Cubism: a biographer's view'), Lecture Hall, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

DR P. DALEY: `The response of academics to the Rwandan emergency' (Refugee Studies Programme Seminars on Forced Migration: `Responding to an emergency: the Rwanda case'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

MR WILL HUTTON leads discussion on `Middle-class anxieties in Britain today', Seminar Room, Nuffield, 5.30 p.m.

UNIVERSITY CLUB wine-tasting: `Wines for Christmas', 5.45 p.m. (admission £2 per person).

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Thursday 7 December

PROFESSOR C. HIGGINS: `Gene therapy' (Oxford Innovation Society talk), Department of Pharmacology, 6 p.m. (admission by ticket only, available from Isis Innovation: tel. (2)72411).

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Friday 8 December

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `The arts of Byzantium', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78000.)

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Saturday 9 December

MAISON FRANÇAISE conference: `John Stuart Mill et la pensée française de son temps: philosophie, politique, et économie' (concludes 11 December).

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Monday 11 December

DR M. REMNANT: `Christmas in art and music' (Friends of the Bodleian lecture-recital), Convocation House, 6.30 p.m. (tel. for tickets: (2)77234).

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Tuesday 12 December

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Classicism and Romanticism', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78000.)

CONGREGATION meeting, 2 p.m.

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Wednesday 13 December

S. PAINE: `Embroideries of the Afghan amulet' (Friends of the Pitt Rivers lecture), Pitt Rivers Lecture Room, 5 p.m.

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Friday 15 December

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Hairstyles, wigs, and whiskers', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78000.)

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Saturday 16 December

MAISON FRANÇAISE conference: `Le statut de l'ésotérisme en Islam' (continues tomorrow).

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Sunday 17 December

MICHAELMAS TERM ends.

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Tuesday 19 December

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `The Pre-Raphaelites', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78000.)

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Friday 22 December

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `A Christmas tour', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78000.)

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Friday 29 December

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

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