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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 6 December

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Nineteenth-century landscape paintings', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015.)

DR R. PARKIN: `Caste, kinship, and identity in India' (Ethnicity and Identity seminars: `The significance of kinship'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

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Saturday 7 December

MICHAELMAS FULL TERM ends.

PITT RIVERS MUSEUM `Pitt Stop' event for children: `Snow, stories, and sledges', 2 p.m. (telephone for information: (2)70927).

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Tuesday 10 December

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM exhibition opens: `Drawings by the Carracci from British collections' (until 31 March).

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

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Glass through the ages', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015.)

G. WELLS: `Assessing and valuing antique wind instruments' (Friends of the Bate Collection lecture), Music Faculty, 5.30 p.m.

UNIVERSITY CLUB wine-tasting (`Wines for Christmas'), 5.45 p.m. (admission £2).

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Wednesday 11 December

MS F. NICHOLSON: `Carrier sanctions: another brick in the wall of Fortress Europe' (Refugee Studies Programme Seminars on Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

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Thursday 12 December

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Lecturing skills practice—sciences', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

PROFESSOR HERMAN WALDMANN: `Reprogramming the immune system' (Oxford Innovation Society Winter Lecture), Department of Pharmacology, 6 p.m. (admission by ticket only, from Isis Innovation: (2)72413).

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Friday 13 December

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Writing research papers, abstracts, and posters', 9.15 a.m. (see information above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Eighteenth-century paintings: the "Grand Tour" ', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015.)

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Tuesday 17 December

MICHAELMAS TERM ends.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `The arts of Byzantium', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015.)

CONGREGATION meeting, 2 p.m.

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Friday 20 December

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `A Christmas feast', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015.)

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Tuesday 31 December

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Dressing for warmth', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015.)

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Friday 3 January

DR H. CLIFFORD: `Oxford college silver' (Ashmolean Museum: Sir David Piper New Year Lecture), Lecture Theatre, Taylor Institution, 11 a.m. (admission free).

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Saturday 4 January

PITT RIVERS MUSEUM `Pitt Stop' event for children: `Cat's-cradles from around the world', 2 p.m. (telephone for information: (2)70927).

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Monday 6 January

SOCIAL STUDIES Faculty Board election, 30 January (two ordinary members): nominations by two electors to be received at the University Offices by 4 p.m.

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Tuesday 7 January

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

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Friday 10 January

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

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Tuesday 14 January

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINARS: (1) `Lecturing skills practice— general', 9.30 a.m.; (2) `Lecturing skills practice—sciences', 2 p.m. (see information above).

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Thursday 16 January

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

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Sunday 19 January

HILARY FULL TERM begins.

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Monday 20 January

CONGREGATION elections, 13 February: nominations by two members of Congregation to be received at the University Offices by 4 p.m.

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Tuesday 21 January

SOCIAL STUDIES Faculty Board election, 30 January (two ordinary members): nominations by six electors to be received at the University Offices by 4 p.m.

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Wednesday 22 January

DR G. DICKSON: `Medieval enthusiasm, a chapter in the history of charismatic Christianity' (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 D. BOMFORD: `Material paintings: limits of deduction' (Slade Lectures: `Art and uncertainty: technical studies, art history, and conservation'), Lecture Hall, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

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Thursday 23 January

DR D. SHOTTON: `Seeing the invisible' (Interdepartmental Graduate Lectures in Science: `The new microscopies---from molecules to man: the renaissance in optical microscopy'), Lindemann Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, 12 noon.

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Friday 24 January

DR D. SHOTTON: `Seeing molecules' (Interdepartmental Graduate Lectures in Science: `The new microscopies---from molecules to man: the renaissance in optical microscopy'), Lindemann Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, 12 noon.

PROFESSOR J. HARRIS: ` "Citizens and strangers": the language of citizenship since the late nineteenth century' (James Ford's Lectures in British History: `A land of lost content? Visions of civic virtue from Ruskin to Rawls'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR D. MARQUAND: `Political theology' (lecture series: `Radical theologies'), Mansfield, 5 p.m.

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