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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 1 March

SYMPOSIUM: `The medical sciences and medical refugees in Britain 1930s–1950s', Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, from 10 a.m. (see details in `Lectures' above).

U. KALBFLEISCH-KOTTSIEPER: `Representing sub-national interests in the European Union: the Committee of the Regions' (Centre for European Studies seminars: `Institutional change in Europe—the Intergovernmental Conference 1996'), Chester Room, Nuffield, 10 a.m.

H. MALINOWSKA WAYNE: `The letters of Malinowski and his wife' (Ethnicity and Identity seminar series: `Remembering, forgetting, and reconstructing the past'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

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

PROFESSOR R. DARNTON: `Imperial control of native literatures in India, 1860–1910' (seminar series: `From text to book: new studies in literature and history'), Salter Room, New College, 5 p.m.

D. BRYER: `The role of non-governmental organisations' (All Souls Foreign Policy Studies Programme: `Lessons from Bosnia'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

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Saturday 2 March

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

ST JOHN'S COLLEGE: opening of collection of medieval vestments, 2–5 p.m. (admission free).

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Sunday 3 March

PROFESSOR URSULA KING: ` "Mysticism-in-Action": an empowering vision of Christian faith and love' (fifth Bampton Lecture), St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 4 March

DR R. GARDNER: `Erosion crisis or environmental self-defence in Nepal?' (Environmental Change Unit seminar), Main Lecture Theatre, School of Geography, 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR C. GRAYSON: `The message of the Divine Comedy' (Paget Toynbee Lectures on Dante), Room 2, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

R. CASTEL: `Les métamorphoses de la question sociale' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR N. BROWN: `Ballistic missile defence for Britain?' (lecture), the chapel, Mansfield, 8.30 p.m.

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Tuesday 5 March

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

CONGREGATION meeting, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR W. DOISE: `Social psychology and human rights' (Jaspars Memorial Lecture), Lecture Theatre C, Department of Experimental Psychology, 4.30 p.m.

DR G. STRAWSON: `The sense of the self' (Wolfson College Lectures: `From soul to self'), Wolfson, 5 p.m.

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Wednesday 6 March

SANDRA RAPHAEL: `Women and natural history: artists, collectors, patrons, scientists' (Friends of the Bodleian thirty-minute lecture), Cecil Jackson Room, Sheldonian Theatre, 1 p.m.

SYMPOSIUM on Chinese philosophy, Centre for Modern Chinese Studies, 2–6 p.m.

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

DR M.C. BEACH: `The Windsor Castle Padshahnama: Shah Jahan's artists and their images of Mughal India' (William Cohn Memorial Lecture), Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR D. LAWTON and MS S. TOMLINSON: `Affirming the comprehensive ideal: the curriculum', Department of Educational Studies, 5 p.m.

DR C. BEYANI: `Legal dimensions of forced displacement of population groups' (Refugee Studies Programme: Elizabeth Colson Lecture), Rhodes House, 5 p.m.

UNIVERSITY CLUB wine-tasting: `Wines from southern France', 5.45 p.m. (admission £2).

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Thursday 7 March

MATRICULATION ceremony, Convocation House, 12.30 p.m.

DR P. BEVAN: `Women in rural Ethiopia: economic roles and coping strategies' (Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women seminars: `Issues in gender and development'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR M.J. KEMP (Professor of the History of Art): `The Mona Lisa: from science into myth' (inaugural lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR C.A. BAYLY: `Patriotism and nationalism in India' (Radhakrishnan Memorial Lectures), Schools, 5 p.m.

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Friday 8 March

W. HUTTON: `Monetary union: risks and options' (Centre for European Studies seminars: `Institutional change in Europe—the Intergovernmental Conference 1996'), Chester Room, Nuffield, 10 a.m.

PROFESSOR G. COHEN: `Memory for life events: fact or fiction?' (Ethnicity and Identity seminar series: `Remembering, forgetting, and reconstructing the past'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

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

J. GARDINER: `The politics of the classics in the 1990s' (seminar series: `From text to book: new studies in literature and history'), Salter Room, New College, 5 p.m.

THE RT. HON. DOUGLAS HURD: `A British overview' (All Souls Foreign Policy Studies Programme: `Lessons from Bosnia'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

C. BURGELIN: `Georges Perec: l'écrivain et l'autobiographe' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

CONCERT by the Gould Trio (piano, violin, cello), Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's, 8.30 p.m. (admission free).

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Saturday 9 March

HILARY FULL TERM ends.

TRANSLATION RESEARCH IN OXFORD study-day: `Idéologie et traduction', St Hugh's College (details from Ms E. McMorran, St Hugh's).

PIANO RECITAL by Hyeryung Ahn of works by Mozart, Schubert, Chopin, and Medtner, the Observatory, Green College, 7.30 p.m.

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Sunday 10 March

THE REVD DR C. RODERICK STRANGE preaches the Sermon for the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Oriel, 10 a.m.

UNIVERSITY MUSEUM exhibition opens: `Crystals'—includes many natural crystals from the museum's collection (until 30 April).

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Tuesday 12 March

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Recruitment and selection—for academic posts', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

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

SIR STEWART SUTHERLAND: `Diagnosis?' (Victor Cook Memorial Lectures: `Education, values, and religion'), E.P. Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green College, 5.15 p.m.

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Wednesday 13 March

P. OLIVER: `African vernacular architecture: ways of living and building in sub-Saharan Africa' (Friends of the Pitt Rivers Museum lecture), Lecture Room, Pitt Rivers Research Centre, 5 p.m.

SIR STEWART SUTHERLAND: `Prognosis? Cure?' (Victor Cook Memorial Lectures: `Education, values, and religion'), E.P. Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green College, 5.15 p.m.

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Thursday 14 March

PROFESSOR C. LEAVER: `Transgenic plants: the next green revolution?' (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 15 March

CONFERENCE—Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France: `Les trois France', Maison Française.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Great Collectors: Joan Evans and Anne Clifford, collectors of jewellery', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78000.)

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Saturday 16 March

MAISON FRANÇAISE conference: `Qui se souvient de guerre du Golfe?' (continues tomorrow).

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