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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 27 October

DR R. PARKIN: `German/Polish relations' (Ethnicity and Identity seminars: `Racist debates in contemporary Europe'), Institute of Social Anthropology, 11 a.m.

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

SIR DAVID PUTTNAM: `Myths and money' (public lecture series to mark the centenary of European cinema: `Hearts and minds, myths and money—the struggle for control of the world's film industry'), Schools, 5 p.m.

THE ALLEGRI QUARTET play works by Haydn, Schubert, and Ravel, Holywell Music Room, 8 p.m. (tickets £7.50/£6/£4, from Blackwell's Music Shop).

Sunday 29 October

THE REVD DR CHRISTOPHER LAMB preaches, Exeter, 10 a.m.

REFUGEE STUDIES PROGRAMME conference opens: `The role of the military in humanitarian emergencies' (until 31 October . For details tel.: Oxford (2)70728).

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Monday 30 October

DR K. THOMPSON: `Predicting plant dispersal in response to climate change' (Environmental Change Unit seminar), Main Lecture Theatre, School of Geography, 4.30 p.m.

THE REVD PROFESSOR HENRY CHADWICK: `The power of music' (lecture series: `Music and power'), Schools, 5.15 p.m.

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Tuesday 31 October

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

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Some saints for All Saints Day', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78000.)

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY USERS' FORUM (first meeting of forum for all IT users in the University), Lindemann Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Building, 4 p.m.

PROFESSOR D. WINCH: `Edmund Burke, Adam Smith, and factious citizens' (Carlyle Lectures: `Secret concatenations: riches and poverty, Mandeville to Malthus'), Schools, 5 p.m.

JANUSZ plays works by Chopin, Rachmaninov, Brahms, and Liszt, Wolfson, 8.30 p.m. (tickets from Common Room Secretary, Wolfson, and Blackwell's Music Shop; proceeds to African Medical and Research Foundation).

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Wednesday 1 November

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

B. RUTINWA: `The Tanzanian government's response 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.

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Thursday 2 November

E. DMITRIEVA: `Current legislation on reproductive rights in Russia' (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.

PROFESSOR R.R.R. SMITH (Lincoln Professor of Classical Archaeology and Art): `Who was the Vienna Marcian? Portrait sculpture and imperial ideology in later antiquity' (inaugural lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR A. DAMASIO: `Emotion and reason in the future of human life' (Linacre Lectures: `Mind, brain, and the environment'), Lecture Theatre A, Zoology/Psychology Building, 5.30 p.m.

DENIS MACK SMITH: `Mussolini' (public lecture), Haldane Room, Wolfson, 5.30 p.m.

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Friday 3 November

PROFESSOR J. REX: `Racial and ethnic conflict in Fortress Europe' (Ethnicity and Identity seminars: `Racist debates in contemporary Europe'), Institute of Social Anthropology, 11 a.m.

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

PROFESSOR S. WATKINS: `Gender and population' (Herbert Spencer Lectures: `Gender and society'), Lecture Theatre A, Zoology/Psychology Building, 5 p.m.

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Saturday 4 November

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

CONGREGATION meeting, 2.30 p.m. (presentation of Osler Memorial Medal).

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Sunday 5 November

SIR JOHN HOUGHTON preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

CHRIST CHURCH Picture Gallery exhibition opens: `From the Windrush to the Sea'—drawings and small studies in oils by Sarah Wenden (until 3 December).

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Monday 6 November

SIR JOHN HOUGHTON: `Global warming: latest scientific status' (Environmental Change Unit seminar), Main Lecture Theatre, School of Geography, 4.30 p.m.

DR E. HIGGINBOTTOM: `Jean-Baptiste Lully: arbiter and servant' (lecture series: `Music and power'), Schools, 5.15 p.m.

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Tuesday 7 November

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

PROFESSOR D. WINCH: `Malthus, Godwin, and Condorcet: inequality and post-economic society' (Carlyle Lectures: `Secret concatenations: riches and poverty, Mandeville to Malthus'), Schools, 5 p.m.

MRS L. BRAYER: ` "Town planning" in Jerusalem' (Refugee Studies Programme Special Lecture), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

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Wednesday 8 November

PROFESSOR O. BLANCHARD: `Economics of transition in eastern Europe (part I)' (Clarendon Lectures in Economics), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

O. ANACLETI: `The regional response 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.

L. MOWAT: `Crafts of Colombia: tradition and change' (Friends of the Pitt Rivers lecture), Pitt Rivers Lecture Room, 5 p.m.

THE ALLEGRI QUARTET, with Rian de Waal, play works by Fauré, Tippett, and Brahms, Holywell Music Room, 8 p.m. (tickets £7.50/£6/£4, from Blackwell's Music Shop).

Thursday 9 November

DR L. ROBERTS: `Women and servile marriages' (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.

PROFESSOR O. BLANCHARD: `Economics of transition in eastern Europe (part II)' (Clarendon Lectures in Economics), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

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Friday 10 November

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

DR R. BREGER: `Japanese responses to German media stereotyping' (Ethnicity and Identity seminars: `Racist debates in contemporary Europe'), Institute of Social Anthropology, 11 a.m.

DR B. HILTON: `The politics of nature and the nature of politics in the early nineteenth century' (James Ford Special Lecture in British History), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR L. JACOBS: `Sexual differentiation and cognitive function' (Herbert Spencer Lectures: `Gender and society'), Lecture Theatre A, Zoology/Psychology Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR O. BLANCHARD: `Economics of transition in eastern Europe (part III)' (Clarendon Lectures in Economics), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

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Sunday 12 November

DR E. DUFFY preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 13 November

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

PROFESSOR J. BEDDINGTON: `Fishing limits and the limits to fishing' (Environmental Change Unit seminar), Main Lecture Theatre, School of Geography, 4.30 p.m.

DR J. DEATHRIDGE: `Wagner, Hitler, and the musical imago of power' (lecture series: `Music and power'), Schools, 5.15 p.m.

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Tuesday 14 November

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

CONGREGATION meeting, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR D. WINCH: `Economists versus human beings' (Carlyle Lectures: `Secret concatenations: riches and poverty, Mandeville to Malthus'), Schools, 5 p.m.

SIR WALTER BODMER: `The Book of Man: the complete catalogue of our genes will revolutionise our ability to deal with disease and to understand our origins' (Romanes Lecture), Sheldonian, 5.45 p.m. (tickets not required).

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