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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 2 May

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Lace, fur, and fashion', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9.30 a.m.–12.30 p.m.)

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Saturday 3 May

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

PITT RIVERS MUSEUM `Pitt Stop' event for children and families (not for unaccompanied children): `Dangerous dragons'—trails and stories about objects featuring dragons in the Museum, 2–4 p.m. (admission free).

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Sunday 4 May

JOANNA TROLLOPE preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 5 May

UNIVERSITY OFFICES closed for normal business (today only).

PROFESSOR D. ANDERSON: `Innovation and environmental policy' (Environmental Change Unit seminars), Main Lecture Theatre, School of Geography, 2.15 p.m. CONGREGATION elections, 29 May: nominations by two members of Congregation to be received at University Offices by 4 p.m.

PROFESSOR J.N. COLDSTREAM: `Light from Cyprus on the "Dark Age" of Greece?' (Myres Memorial Lecture), Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean, 5 p.m.

PITT RIVERS MUSEUM exhibition opens: `Collecting in Melanesia—a rainy season among the Arawe' (open throughout 1997).

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Tuesday 6 May

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Management skills for research team leaders—management of change', 9.15 a.m. (see information above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM study-day: `Pastels workshop', 10 a.m.–4 p.m. (Cost: £25. Tel. for details: (2)78015.)

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Pastels: special exhibition', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9.30 a.m.–12.30 p.m.)

THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET, with other musicians, perform Beethoven's Septet (op. 20), Holywell Music Room, 12 noon (tickets £5/£2.50 from Blackwell's Music Shop or at the door).

CONGREGATION meeting, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR T.F. EARLE (King John II Professor of Portuguese Studies): `The Comedy of the Foreigners: Renaissance Sicily through Portuguese eyes' (inaugural lecture), Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. DARNTON: `Literary inspection' (Lyell Lectures in Bibliography: `Policing literature in eighteenth-century Paris'), St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR ANTHONY CLARE: `Psychotherapy: a secular religion?' (James Bryce Memorial Lecture), Witts Lecture Theatre, Radcliffe Infirmary, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J.A.M. MCDONNELL: `In the beginning was the COMET...' (Halley Lecture), Lecture Theatre, University Museum, 5 p.m.

C. PERRINGS: `The nature of economics and the economics of nature' (Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society seminars), Council Room, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

A. PNUELI: `When deduction meets exploration' (Strachey Lecture), Lecture Theatre, Computing Laboratory, 5 p.m.

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Wednesday 7 May

DR G. DICKSON: `Peace and violence; orthodoxy and heresy' (Wilde Lectures in Natural and Comparative Religion: `Medieval Pentecostalism—the tradition of charismatic Christian enthusiasm in Western Europe, c.1000–1500'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR N. DAVIES: `Europe: a history—the author's critique of "a total history of Europe in all periods" ' (Waynflete Lectures: `Reflections on European History'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. NOZICK: `Invariance and objectivity' (John Locke Lectures: `Invariance and objectivity'), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

DR S. MELZAK: `When children are not accompanied by parents or substitute carers' (Refugee Studies Programme Seminars on Forced Migration: `Children and adolescents in forced migration'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

DR A. PEACOCKE: `Welcoming the "disguised friend"---Darwinism and divinity' (Idreos Lectures in Science and Religion), Harris Manchester, 5 p.m.

UNIVERSITY CLUB wine-tasting: wines from the southern hemisphere, 5.45 p.m. (admission £2).

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Thursday 8 May

PROFESSOR D. Ó CORRÁIN: `Vikings in Ireland and Britain: a reconsideration' (O'Donnell Lecture in Celtic Studies), Taylorian Hall, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

THE REVD PROFESSOR JAMES BARR: `History, criticism, and ideology' (Hensley Henson Lectures: `History, theology, biblical criticism: the end-of-century interactions'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. DARNTON: `Censorship' (Lyell Lectures in Bibliography: `Policing literature in eighteenth-century Paris'), St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR H.H. KOH: `Why nations obey? Foundations' (Waynflete Lectures: `Why nations obey international law'), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR I. AFSHAR: `Culture and translation in nineteenth- century Iran' (Hamid Enayat Lecture), New Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

DR A. PEACOCKE: `The quest for Christian credibility' (Idreos Lectures in Science and Religion), Harris Manchester, 5 p.m.

R. REMOND: `La situation politique en France aujourd'hui' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

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Friday 9 May

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `The first Ashmolean Museum', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9.30 a.m.–12.30 p.m.)

PROFESSOR B. HALPERIN: `Electrons, quantum mechanics, and strong magnetic fields' (Cherwell-Simon Memorial Lecture), Lecture Theatre A, Zoology/Psychology Building, 4.30 p.m.

DR D. PERLER: `John Norris' (Chichele Lectures), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

D. LARGUECHE: `Femmes, marginalité, et exclusion dans la Tunisie ottomane (18e--19e siècles)' (Maison Française lecture series), Middle East Centre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

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Saturday 10 May

COLLOQUIUM: `Aristotle's Eudemian Ethics, on voluntariness' (Franco-British meeting, various speakers), Maison Française (continues tomorrow).

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Sunday 11 May

DR SHEILA CASSIDY preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

CHRIST CHURCH Picture Gallery exhibition opens: `Clova Stuart-Hamilton—recent works' (until 8 June).

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Monday 12 May

JOURNAL CLUB meeting (Human Population Genetics), Room 209, Department of Statistics, 1 p.m.

CONGREGATION elections, 29 May: nominations by six members of Congregation to be received at University Offices by 4 p.m.

FACULTY BOARD elections, 5 June: nominations by two electors to be received at the University Offices by 4 p.m.

PROFESSOR R.C.T. PARKER (Wykeham Professor of Ancient History): `Cleomenes on the Acropolis' (inaugural lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR N.D. SEN: `Two sixteenth-century women's Ramayana: reading Chandra in the light of Molla' (Radhakrishnan Memorial Lectures: `The hero and his clay feet: a gendered view of the Ramayana'), Schools, 5 p.m.

F. FUKUYAMA: `The great disruption' (Tanner Lectures on Human Values: `Social capital in post-industrial societies'), Schools, 5 p.m.

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Tuesday 13 May

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `The painting of miniatures', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9.30 a.m.–12.30 p.m.)

LITERAE HUMANIORES Faculty Board election, 22 May (one ordinary member): nominations by six electors to be received at the University Offices by 4 p.m.

PROFESSOR R.L. MIDDLEKAUFF (Harmsworth Professor of American History): `Democracy in America before Tocqueville' (inaugural lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. DARNTON: `Smuggling' (Lyell Lectures in Bibliography: `Policing literature in eighteenth-century Paris'), St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

DR J. LIPNER: `The shaping of religious identity: an overview with an Indian theme' (Dasturzada Dr Jal Pavry Memorial Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR H.H. KOH: `Why nations obey? Theories' (Waynflete Lectures: `Why nations obey international law'), Schools, 5 p.m.

J. ADAMS: `Virtual risk and the management of uncertainty' (Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society seminars), Council Room, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR H. MOMMSEN: `The failure of the Weimar Republic and Hitler's seizure of power' (lecture series: `Lectures on the Nazi dictatorship'), Schools, 5 p.m.

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Wednesday 14 May

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Dealing with the media (television and crisis management): advanced', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

DR G. DICKSON: `Memory, mythistory, and the creation of institutions' (Wilde Lectures in Natural and Comparative Religion: `Medieval Pentecostalism—the tradition of charismatic Christian enthusiasm in Western Europe, c.1000–1500'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR N. DAVIES: `Western civilisation versus European history' (Waynflete Lectures: `Reflections on European History'), Schools, 5 p.m.

F. FUKUYAMA: `Technology, hierarchy, and social capital' (Tanner Lectures on Human Values: `Social capital in post- industrial societies'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. NOZICK: `The objectivity of science' (John Locke Lectures: `Invariance and objectivity'), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

DR C. PETTY: `Separated children: policy and practice' (Refugee Studies Programme Seminars on Forced Migration: `Children and adolescents in forced migration'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

J. MACK: `Art, divination, and knowledge' (Friends of the Pitt Rivers Museum: Beatrice Blackwood Lecture), Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, 7 p.m.

PHANTASM perform Music for Viols; J.S. Bach: Twelve Contrapuncti from The Art of Fugue, Holywell Music Room, 7.30 p.m. Includes lecture/demonstration led by Professor Laurence Dreyfus. Tickets £8/£6/£4 from Blackwell's Music Shop or at the door.

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Thursday 15 May

THE REVD PROFESSOR MICHAEL SCREECH: `An attempt to pass off a forged Rabelais' (Friends of the Bodleian thirty-minute lecture), Cecil Jackson Room, Sheldonian, 1 p.m.

THE REVD PROFESSOR JAMES BARR: `Ideology and theology' (Hensley Henson Lectures: `History, theology, biblical criticism: the end-of-century interactions'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. DARNTON: `Authors' (Lyell Lectures in Bibliography: `Policing literature in eighteenth-century Paris'), St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR H.H. KOH: `Why nations obey? Transnational legal process' (Waynflete Lectures: `Why nations obey international law'), Schools, 5 p.m.

F. FUKUYAMA: `The origins of order' (Tanner Lectures on Human Values: `Social capital in post-industrial societies'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR CHUSHICHI TSUZUKI: `A benign future for Japan? Historical reflections' (Richard Storry Memorial Lecture), New Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

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Friday 16 May

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `The Athenian Acropolis', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9.30 a.m.–12.30 p.m.)

PROFESSOR J. CANNON: ` "We have the power": the English Ascendancy 1707–1801' (James Ford Special Lecture in British History), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR N.D. SEN: `Lady sings the blues: twentieth-century women singing the Rama tale in Bengali, Marathi, and Telugu' (Radhakrishnan Memorial Lectures: `The hero and his clay feet: a gendered view of the Ramayana'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. EYRE (Cameron Mackintosh Visiting Professor of Contemporary Theatre): `National theatre' (lecture), Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's, 5 p.m.

LORD HABGOOD: `Waiting for God' (Eric Symes Abbott Memorial Lecture), the chapel, Keble, 5.30 p.m.

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Sunday 18 May

THE REVD DR HENRY CHADWICK preaches, Cathedral, 10 a.m.

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Monday 19 May

PROFESSOR C.N.J. MANN: `Petrarch: the Life of Letters' (Rowe Memorial Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

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