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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 8 November

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PROFESSOR J. CLAMMER: `The racialisation of identity in south-east Asia: biology, cultural politics, and the invention of patriarchy in contemporary Singapore' (Ethnicity and Identity seminars: `The significance of kinship'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

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

DR C. CARPENTER: ` "The Lords and Noble Men which be in Authority": the nobility of later medieval England' (James Ford Special Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

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Saturday 9 November

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

CLAUDIA-ELISABETH SCHURR: piano recital of works by Bach, Beethoven, Liszt, and Scriabin, Holywell Music Room, 7.30 p.m. (admission £5/£3).

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Sunday 10 November

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THE RT REVD PETER K. WALKER preaches (Remembrance Sunday), St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 11 November

DR J. LEGGETT: `Something is moving in the greenhouse' (Environmental Change Unit seminar), Main Lecture Theatre, School of Geography, 2.15 p.m.

PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES Faculty Board election, 5 December (one ordinary member): nominations by two electors to be received at the University Offices by 4 p.m.

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Tuesday 12 November

THE REVD DR DOUGLAS DUPREE preaches the Court Sermon, Cathedral, 10.30 a.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Techniques of drawing' (related to current exhibition), 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015.)

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Induction programme for academic staff— Session III', 2 p.m. (see information above).

PROFESSOR J. QUILLET: `Sovereignty and citizenship in the political thought of Marsilius of Padua; Marsilius of Padua and the Gospel' (Carlyle Lectures: `Some aspects of political philosophy in the fourteenth century'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR P. GOODWIN: `A tale of two cities' (Hoskins Lecture), Lecture Theatre, St Anne's, 5 p.m.

M. BELL: `The natural conscience: towards a sociology of environmental morality' (Oxford for the Environment, Ethics, and Society seminars), Council Room, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

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Wednesday 13 November

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM study-day: `East meets West', 10 a.m.–4 p.m. (telephone for cost and bookings: (2)78015).

DAVID VAISEY: `After thirty years the Librarian looks back' (Friends of the Bodleian thirty-minute lecture), Cecil Jackson Room, Sheldonian, 1 p.m.

DR N. MOLE: `Recent developments in asylum in Europe' (Refugee Studies Programme Seminars on Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

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Thursday 14 November

DR P. JEFFERY: `Engendering institutional communalism: gender, community, and the local state in rural Bijnor' (Centre for Cross- Cultural Research on Women seminars: `Gender, identity, and religion'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR SIR ROGER PENROSE: `The complexity of our singular universe' (Milne Lecture), Mathematical Institute, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR G. JOSIPOVICI (Weidenfeld Visiting Professor): `Romantic doubts' (lecture series: `On trust'), Schools, 5 p.m.

HOWARD DAVIES: `Management education: who needs it?' (Maurice Lubbock Lecture in Management Studies), Helwys Hall, Regent's Park College, 5 p.m.

DR T. HARMSEN: `The incorrigible Hearne' (Oxford Bibliographical Society lecture), Taylor Institution, 5.30 p.m.

LORD JENKINS: `The Chancellorship: some present reflections with a little history' (Romanes Lecture), Sheldonian, 5.45 p.m. (tickets not required).

FILM PREMIÈRE: True Blue, ABC Cinema, Magdalen Street, 8.30 p.m.; reception in new Ashmolean Restaurant, 7.30 p.m. (tickets £10/£20, in aid of Bodleian, from Bodleian Box Office, Playhouse Box Office, and Oxford Story).

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Friday 15 November

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CHRIST CHURCH Picture Gallery exhibition opens: `A Christmas choice', by John McEwen, art critic, the Sunday Telegraph (until 21 January).

TRANSLATION RESEARCH in Oxford meeting (continues tomorrow): `Traduction, auto-traduction, bilinguisme, trilinguisme: Beckett, Nabokov', Maison Française and St Hugh's (telephone for information: (2)74996/(2)74222).

RABBI DR J. ROMAIN: `The effect of mixed-faith marriages on family life and identity' (Ethnicity and Identity seminars: `The significance of kinship'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Medieval crafts: part 1', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015.)

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Sunday 17 November

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THE REVD PREBENDARY JOHN PEARCE preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 18 November

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

PROFESSOR P.J. FRYER: `Milk, carrots, and Weetabix: the mathematics of food' (Alan Tayler Lecture, sponsored by Smith System Engineering), Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's, 4.15 p.m.

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Tuesday 19 November

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

CONGREGATION meeting, 2 p.m.

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Supervising D.Phil. students', 2 p.m. (see information above).

PROFESSOR J. QUILLET: `Political thought during the reign of King Charles V of France and beyond' (Carlyle Lectures: `Some aspects of political philosophy in the fourteenth century'), Schools, 5 p.m.

J. MEADOWCROFT: `Implementing sustainable development in high consumption societies: a research design' (Oxford for the Environment, Ethics, and Society seminars), Council Room, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

HELENA KENNEDY, QC: `Towards a secular ethic' (lecture), Ruskin College, 7.30 p.m.

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Wednesday 20 November

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM study-day: `Eighteenth-century decorative arts', 10 a.m.–4 p.m. (telephone for cost and bookings: (2)78015).

HUMAN SCIENCES SYMPOSIUM (various speakers): `Why do we lie?', Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's, 2.15–5.30 p.m. (to attend, tel. Ms R. Odling-Smee: (2)74702).

PROFESSOR M. BEISER: `The resettlement of south-east Asian refugees in Canada: a ten-year story' (Refugee Studies Programme Seminars on Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET perform works by Haydn, Dvorák, and Beethoven, Holywell Music Room, 8 p.m. (tickets £8/£6 from Blackwell's Music Shop; student tickets £4, from Blackwell's or the Music Faculty).

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Thursday 21 November

L. LAUER: `Creating the Western Lady: missionary efforts in India and China (1860–1920)' (Centre for Cross- Cultural Research on Women seminars: `Gender, identity, and religion'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR G. JOSIPOVICI (Weidenfeld Visiting Professor): `Proust and the face of true goodness' (lecture series: `On trust'), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR R. FOWLER: `Robert Browning and the OED' (OED Forum), Rewley House, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. PORTER: `And was Jerusalem...? The English Enlightenment and the environment' (Linacre Lectures: `Culture and environment'), Lecture Theatre A, Zoology/Psychology Building, 5.30 p.m.

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Friday 22 November

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DR C. MACDONAUGH: `The limits of kinship: an aspect of Tharu identity in south-west Nepal' (Ethnicity and Identity seminars: `The significance of kinship'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

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

PROFESSOR N. DAVIES: `Fair comparisons, false contrasts: East and West in modern European history' (Faculty of Modern History: Special Faculty Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

HE MR HIROAKI FUJII (Ambassador of Japan): `The Japan–US relationship' (lecture), Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies, 5 p.m.

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Saturday 23 November

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ASSOCIATION for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France meeting, Maison Française, 11 a.m. (telephone for information: (2)74220).

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