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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 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.)

PROFESSOR D.S. SCOTT: `Twenty-five years of domain theory' (Strachey Lecture), Lecture Theatre, Computing Laboratory, 5.30 p.m.

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Thursday 5 October

THE REVD GERALD HEGARTY, Celebrant, Holy Communion (Latin), St Mary's, 8 a.m.

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.

DR S. JUDGE preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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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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Sunday 15 October

THE REVD DR ALLAN DOIG preaches the Ramsden Sermon, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 16 October

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

SIR DAVID PUTTNAM: `Hearts and minds—Europe, America, and the birth of cinema' (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.

GILLIAN AVERY: `But what did children really read? An informal survey from diaries and memoirs' (Friends of the Bodleian thirty-minute lecture), Convocation House, Old Schools Quadrangle, 5.30 p.m.

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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

OXFORD UNIVERSITY WOMEN'S STUDIES COMMITTEE meeting, Old Bar, Mansfield, 1 p.m. New members welcome.

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 Theatre): 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.

SIR DAVID PUTTNAM: `Stars, genres, and the studio system' (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.

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Saturday 21 October

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

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Sunday 22 October

DR J. WRIGHT preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 23 October

JUDGE RICHARD A. POSNER: `Hart v. Dworkin' (Clarendon Law Lectures: `Law and legal theory in England and America'), Gulbenkian Theatre, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

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