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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 26 January

DR L. SCIAMA: `Seeking out a past: the relationship between village and city' (Ethnicity and Identity seminar series: `Remembering, forgetting, and reconstructing the past'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

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

MR J. CAMPBELL: `Politics and participation' (Ford's Lectures in British History: `Origins of the English state'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR A. GRAFTON: `The antiquarians and the reconstruction of ancient societies' (Lowe Lectures in Palaeography: `Ancient history in early modern Europe'), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR A. FORSTER: `Enclosing a common field: reviewing and publishing in the eighteenth century' (seminar series: `From text to book: new studies in literature and history'), Salter Room, New College, 5 p.m.

EUROPEAN HUMANITIES RESEARCH CENTRE international colloquium `Perspectives on philosophical dialogue' opens, Maison Française, 7.15 p.m. (Continues tomorrow. Enquiries to: Oxford (2)70497.)

ALAIN ALTINOGLU (piano) and CAROLE DAUPHIN (alto) perform works by Mendelssohn, Schumann, Bloch, and Brahms, auditorium, Maison Française, 8.15 p.m.

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Sunday 28 January

PROFESSOR URSULA KING: `Christian spirituality today: old and new agendas in seeking wholeness and holiness' (first Bampton Lecture), St Mary's, 10 a.m.

PROFESSOR M. WHEELER: `Keble, Ruskin, and The Light of the World' (lecture), the chapel, Keble, 8.30 p.m.

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Monday 29 January

PROFESSOR SIMON SCHAMA: `Humanism and history in the work of Rubens and Rembrandt' (first of three Tanner Lectures on Human Values), Lecture Hall, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

DR D. POSEY: `Are indigenous and traditional peoples significant partners in biodiversity conservation?' (Environmental Change Unit seminar), Main Lecture Theatre, School of Geography, 2.15 p.m.

DR R. HUNTER: `NATO and the former Yugoslavia' (Winchester Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR A. GRAFTON: `The rediscovery of barbarian texts and civilisations' (Lowe Lectures in Palaeography: `Ancient history in early modern Europe'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR TONY WRIGLEY: `Death, Malthus, and human society' (Green College Lectures: `Death'), Witts Lecture Theatre, Radcliffe Infirmary, 6 p.m.

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Tuesday 30 January

WOMEN TUTORS' GROUP meeting, Common Room, St Anne's, 1 p.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Small treasures of the Ashmolean', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78000.)

PROFESSOR SIMON SCHAMA: `Humanism and history in the work of Rubens and Rembrandt' (second of three Tanner Lectures on Human Values), Lecture Hall, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

THE RT REVD KALLISTOS WARE: `The soul in Greek Christianity' (Wolfson College Lectures: `From soul to self'), Wolfson, 5 p.m.

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Wednesday 31 January

PROFESSOR D. BROWN: `Tradition and revelation: Pentecost and Crib' (Hensley Henson Lectures: `Tradition and transformation—the virtue in tradition'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. RICHARDSON: `Picasso and Cocteau' (Slade Lectures: `Picasso and Cubism: a biographer's view'), Lecture Hall, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

D. MALONE: `The future of UN peace-keeping' (Refugee Studies Programme Seminars on Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

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Thursday 1 February

A. KOSHY: `Spring after a winter of discontent: women and the environment in India' (Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women seminars: `Issues in gender and development'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR SIMON SCHAMA: `Humanism and history in the work of Rubens and Rembrandt' (last in series of Tanner Lectures on Human Values), Lecture Hall, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

M. CHESTERMAN: `GIS in Thames Water Utilities Ltd.: a pipe dream?' (Oxford Seminars in Cartography), Schola Astronomiae et Rhetoricae, Schools Quadrangle, Bodleian, 5 p.m.

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Friday 2 February

DR S. RODGERS: `Memories at the margins: reflections on personal identity' (Ethnicity and Identity seminar series: `Remembering, forgetting, and reconstructing the past'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

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

MR J. CAMPBELL: `Shires, hundreds, and leets' (Ford's Lectures in British History: `Origins of the English state'), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR M. TREADWELL: `The world of print in the English-speaking world at the lapsing of the Printing Act in 1695' (seminar series: `From text to book: new studies in literature and history'), Salter Room, New College, 5 p.m.

D. SCHNAPPER:`L'idée de nation' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR D.W. NICHOL: ` "For a bottle and a fowl": Arthur Murphy on authors, booksellers, and copyright' (Oxford Bibliographical Society lecture), Taylor Institution, 5.30 p.m.

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Sunday 4 February

PROFESSOR URSULA KING: ` "Rediscovering Fire": the power of Teilhard de Chardin's spiritual vision' (second Bampton Lecture), St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 5 February

DR J. PALEOCRASSAS: `Environment 2000: the ostrich syndrome' (Environmental Change Unit seminar), Main Lecture Theatre, School of Geography, 2.15 p.m.

A. SCHNAPPER:`Les curieux français au XVIIe siècle' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

MR J. GLOVER: `Death, euthanasia, and eugenics' (Green College Lectures: `Death'), Witts Lecture Theatre, Radcliffe Infirmary, 6 p.m.

THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET perform quartets by Haydn, Britten, and Schumann, Holywell Music Room, 8 p.m. (tickets £8/£6/£4, from Blackwell's Music Shop, or at the door).

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Tuesday 6 February

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

CONGREGATION meeting, 2 p.m.

DR P. RIVIÈRE: `Shamanism and the unconfined soul' (Wolfson College Lectures: `From soul to self'), Wolfson, 5 p.m.

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Wednesday 7 February

PROFESSOR D. BROWN: `From victim to saint: Isaac and Joseph' (Hensley Henson Lectures: `Tradition and transformation—the virtue in tradition'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. RICHARDSON: `Off to Rome' (Slade Lectures: `Picasso and Cubism: a biographer's view'), Lecture Hall, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR D. HALPIN and DR G. WALFORD: `Affirming the comprehensive ideal: context', Department of Educational Studies, 5 p.m.

DR M. HERMAN: `Ethiopian Jews' (Refugee Studies Programme Seminars on Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET perform quartets by Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven, Holywell Music Room, 8 p.m. (tickets £8/£6/£4, from Blackwell's Music Shop, or at the door).

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Thursday 8 February

P. READY: `British overseas domestic workers—a modern form of slavery?' (Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women seminars: `Issues in gender and development'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR H. FREEMAN: `Mental health and the urban environment' (Linacre Lectures: `Mind, brain, and the environment'), Lecture Theatre A, Zoology/Psychology Building, 5.30 p.m.

ROY LANCASTER: `Plants from high places' (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 9 February

PROFESSOR Z. MACH: `Reconstructed memories of a lost paradise among a migrant community in central Europe' (Ethnicity and Identity seminar series: `Remembering, forgetting, and reconstructing the past'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET (with Rachel Norman and Jason Lai) perform works by Haydn and Schoenberg, Christ Church Cathedral, 1.10 p.m. (tickets £5.50/£4/£2.50, from Blackwell's Music Shop, or at the door).

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

MR J. CAMPBELL: `Towns' (Ford's Lectures in British History: `Origins of the English state'), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR S. ELIOT: `Mapping the history of reading: the Evolution of the Reading Experience database' (seminar series: `From text to book: new studies in literature and history'), Salter Room, New College, 5 p.m.

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