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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 7 February

PROFESSOR S. WALMAN: `The effect of open systems on identity' (Ethnicity and Identity seminars: `The identity of cities'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

DR A. PETFORD-LONG: `Watching atoms move' (Interdepartmental Graduate Lectures in Science: `The new microscopies---from molecules to man: electron microscopy'), Lindemann Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, 12 noon.

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

PROFESSOR J. HARRIS: `What to do with the "sleeping partner": the incorporation of women' (James Ford's Lectures in British History: `A land of lost content? Visions of civic virtue from Ruskin to Rawls'), Schools, 5 p.m.

THE REVD PROFESSOR ANDREW LINZEY: `Animal theology' (lecture series: `Radical theologies'), Mansfield, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR RICHARD EYRE (Cameron Mackintosh Professor of Contemporary Theatre): `Michelangelo's snowman' (lecture), Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's, 5 p.m.

IMOGEN COOPER performs piano works by Schubert, Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's, 8.30 p.m. (admission by free programme, available in advance from Porters' Lodge).

DR G. SEGAL: `China's security interests: challenges and responses' (All Souls Foreign Policy Studies Programme: `China and the world'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

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Sunday 9 February

THE REVD DR IAN KER preaches the Sermon on the Grace of Humility, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 10 February

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Financial management: financial and business planning', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

DR K. RAWLES: `Ethics and elephants' (Environmental Change Unit seminars), Main Lecture Theatre, School of Geography, 2.15 p.m.

DR B. GÄHWILER: `Causes and consequences of epilepsy in the hippocampus: new insights from in vitro studies' (Newton-Abraham Lecture), Large Lecture Theatre, University Laboratory of Physiology, 5 p.m.

BRIAN ALDISS: `Inventing the future: Utopia or Dystopia' (Green College Lectures: `The shape of things to come'), Witts Lecture Theatre, Radcliffe Infirmary, 6 p.m.

THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET, with Patrick Ireland, perform works by Mozart, Janácek, and Brahms, Holywell Music Room, 8 p.m. (tickets £8/£6/£4 from Blackwell's Music Shop, or at the door) (free pre-concert talk, 6.30 p.m.).

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Tuesday 11 February

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

CONGREGATION meeting, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR S.N. MACFARLANE (Lester B. Pearson Professor of International Relations): `The role of the United Nations in contemporary world politics: the pursuit of the possible' (inaugural lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR G. DOVER: `Human evolution: our turbulent genes and why we are not chimps' (Wolfson College Lectures: `The human inheritance: genes, language, and evolution'), the Hall, Wolfson, 5 p.m.

MR J. FLEMMING and Dr Andrew Walter: `Economic globalisation and national economic policy: what difference could a new British government make?' (lecture series: `The constraints on British governments: how much difference can a change of governing party now make?'), New Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. AITCHISON: `Language origin and language today: an endless stairway?' (Friends of Rewley House Annual Lecture), Lecture Theatre, Rewley House, 8 p.m. (entry free to Friends, £2 to others).

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Wednesday 12 February

DR G. DICKSON: `Pentecostalism and prophecy in the Middle Ages' (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: `Authenticity and authorship' (Slade Lectures: `Art and uncertainty: technical studies, art history, and conservation'), Lecture Hall, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR C. GALLAGHER: `Discordant canons: medieval canon law and canonists in the East and in the West' (third of six Martin D'Arcy Lectures), Lecture Room, Campion Hall, 5 p.m.

ARYEH NEIER: `Trials for crimes against humanity: Yugoslavia, Rwanda, and the others' (lecture), Wharton Room, All Souls, 5 p.m.

P. HARRIS: `The colours of India—east to west' (Friends of the Pitt Rivers Museum lecture series), Pauling Human Sciences Centre (58 Banbury Road), 5 p.m.

DR M. POTACKY: `Psychosocial wellness: use of census data' (Refugee Studies Programme Seminars on Forced Migration: `Forced migration and psychological well- being'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET, with Augusta Harris, perform works by Mozart, Ligeti, and Schubert, Holywell Music Room, 8 p.m. (tickets £8/£6/£4 from Blackwell's Music Shop, or at the door) (free pre-concert talk, 6.30 p.m.).

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Thursday 13 February

DR A. CEREZO: `Using atoms to see atoms' (Interdepartmental Graduate Lectures in Science: `The new microscopies---from molecules to man: the atom probe field ion microscope'), Lindemann Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, 12 noon.

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Lecturing skills practice—video playback', 2 p.m. (see information above).

G. SOMJEE: `Indian women: their growing participation in social and economic opportunities' (Centre for Cross- Cultural Research on Women seminars: `Gender and culture—identity and crisis'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

THE VERY REVD JOHN DRURY: `The isolation of the sacrificial body' (Hussey Lectures on the Church and the Arts: `Discerning the body'), Lecture Hall, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

LORD BELOFF: `The nature of the United Kingdom and the challenge of "devolution" ' (lecture series: `More thoughts on the Constitution'—to mark fiftieth anniversary of L.S. Amery's Chichele Lectures `Thoughts on the Constitution'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR H. RITVO: `The animal environment' (Linacre Lectures: `Culture and environment'), Lecture Theatre A, Zoology/Psychology Building, 5.30 p.m.

D. PEARSON: `Bookbinding in Oxford, 1500–1640' (Oxford Bibliographical Society lecture), Taylor Institution, 5.30 p.m.

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Friday 14 February

PROFESSOR J. CLAMMER: `Identity in a city of migrants: city image and social geography in multi-ethnic Singapore' (Ethnicity and Identity seminars: `The identity of cities'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

DR A. CEREZO: `An atomic-scale body scanner for metals' (Interdepartmental Graduate Lectures in Science: `The new microscopies---from molecules to man: the Atom Probe Field Ion Microscope'), Lindemann Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, 12 noon.

THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET, with Victoria Smith and others, perform works by Beethoven and Schubert, Holywell Music Room, 12 noon (tickets £5/£2.50 from Blackwell's Music Shop, or at the door).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: ` "Be my Valentine" ', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9.30 a.m.–12.30 p.m.)

PROFESSOR J. HARRIS: `Morality and "social welfare" ' (James Ford's Lectures in British History: `A land of lost content? Visions of civic virtue from Ruskin to Rawls'), Schools, 5 p.m.

THE REVD MICHAEL VASEY: `Gay theology' (lecture series: `Radical theologies'), Mansfield, 5 p.m.

B. HALL: `China and the United States' (All Souls Foreign Policy Studies Programme: `China and the world'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

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Sunday 16 February

SISTER BENEDICTA WARD preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 17 February

DR J. WILLIAMS: `Managing environmental change in developing countries: information, decisions, and intervention' (Environmental Change Unit seminars), Main Lecture Theatre, School of Geography, 2.15 p.m.

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Tuesday 18 February

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Information overload—beat the bumph', 9.15 a.m. (see information above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Seeking the Stuarts (part 2)', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9.30 a.m.–12.30 p.m.)

PROFESSOR J. FENTON: `Marianne Moore', Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

DR B. SYKES: `Using genes to map human population structure and origins' (Wolfson College Lectures: `The human inheritance: genes, language, and evolution'), the Hall, Wolfson, 5 p.m.

THE RT. HON. DAVID HEATHCOAT-AMORY, MP, and Mr R. Bootle: `The European single currency: Will it happen? Will a change of government make British entry more likely? What will be the consequences of entry or non- entry?' (lecture series: `The constraints on British governments: how much difference can a change of governing party now make?'), New Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

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Wednesday 19 February

DR E. GRIFFITHS: `The disappointment of Christina G. Rossetti' (F.W. Bateson Memorial Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR D. BOMFORD: `Pentimenti' (Slade Lectures: `Art and uncertainty: technical studies, art history, and conservation'), Lecture Hall, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR C. GALLAGHER: `Discordant canons: medieval canon law and canonists in the East and in the West' (fourth of six Martin D'Arcy Lectures), Lecture Room, Campion Hall, 5 p.m.

DR I. HYMAN: `Psychosocial wellness: longitudinal approaches' (Refugee Studies Programme Seminars on Forced Migration: `Forced migration and psychological well- being'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

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Thursday 20 February

DR A. BRIGGS: `Studying atoms and bonds on surfaces' (Interdepartmental Graduate Lectures in Science: `The new microscopies---from molecules to man: scanning tunnelling microscopy'), Lindemann Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, 12 noon.

DR K. AWOSIKA: `Violence against women in the Nigerian family' (Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women seminars: `Gender and culture—identity and crisis'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

THE VERY REVD JOHN DRURY: `The social body' (Hussey Lectures on the Church and the Arts: `Discerning the body'), Lecture Hall, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

LORD BELOFF: `Britain in the European Union—can the Constitution survive?' (final lecture in series: `More thoughts on the Constitution'—to mark fiftieth anniversary of L.S. Amery's Chichele Lectures `Thoughts on the Constitution'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

DR MAE-WAN HO and Professor Henry Miller: `Is self- regulation appropriate for biotechnology?' (Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society `Head to Head' debates), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

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Friday 21 February

C. SALAMANDRA: `Consuming the city: the construction of social identity in Damascus' (Ethnicity and Identity seminars: `The identity of cities'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

DR A. BRIGGS: `Observing and manipulating molecules' (Interdepartmental Graduate Lectures in Science: `The new microscopies---from molecules to man: scanning tunnelling microscopy'), Lindemann Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, 12 noon.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Greek sculpture—the classical period', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9.30 a.m.–12.30 p.m.)

PROFESSOR D. RUBIN: `Techniques for drawing causal inferences from imperfect studies' (Department of Statistics: Corcoran Memorial Lectures), Headley Lecture Room, Ashmolean, 3.30 and 5.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. HARRIS: `War and peace' (James Ford's Lectures in British History: `A land of lost content? Visions of civic virtue from Ruskin to Rawls'), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR M.-H. KEANE: `Feminist theology' (lecture series: `Radical theologies'), Mansfield, 5 p.m.

H.E. MR HIROAKI FUJII: `China and Japan' (All Souls Foreign Policy Studies Programme: `China and the world'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

DR P. DAVIES: `Problem-based learning and evidence- based health care' (research seminars: `Current issues in professional education'), Sadler Room, Rewley House, 5.30 p.m.

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Sunday 23 February

THE VERY REVD DOMINIC MILROY preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 24 February

PROFESSOR C. CURTIS: `Radioactive waste: to dispose or not to dispose?' (Environmental Change Unit seminars), Main Lecture Theatre, School of Geography, 2.15 p.m.

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