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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 15 November

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

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

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Monday 18 November

DR D. COLLINS: `Climatic variations, mass balance of glaciers, and river-flow in the Swiss Alps during the twentieth century' (Environmental Change Unit seminar—replaces previously notified 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.

DR ALAN RYAN: `Atheism on the retreat' (Prometheus Lectures: `Piety among the atheists: Dewey and Russell'), Lecture Theatre, University Museum, 8 p.m.

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Tuesday 19 November

The meeting of Congregation, due to take place today, is cancelled.

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

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.

DR ALAN RYAN: `Why he was not a Christian' (Prometheus Lectures: `Piety among the atheists: Dewey and Russell'), Lecture Theatre, University Museum, 8 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).

DADI JANKI (yogi): `Releasing your inner potential' (special guest lecture), Music Room, Corpus Christi, 8 p.m.

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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

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.

DR ALAN RYAN: `A common faith—in what?' (Prometheus Lectures: `Piety among the atheists: Dewey and Russell'), Lecture Theatre, University Museum, 8 p.m.

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Saturday 23 November

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

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Sunday 24 November

LORD PLANT OF HIGHFIELD preaches the Sermon on the Sin of Pride, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 25 November

DR D.DREWRY: `Rime on the Ancient Mariner: ice-sheets, climate change, and sea level' (Environmental Change Unit seminar), Main Lecture Theatre, School of Geography, 2.15 p.m.

DR FRENE GINWALA: `Justice and reconciliation—are they compatible?' (Olof Palme Memorial Lecture), Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

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Tuesday 26 November

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Management skills for research team leaders—managing and developing effective teams', 9.15 a.m. (see information above).

WOMEN TUTORS' GROUP meeting, Prestwich Room, St John's, 1 p.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Legacies: treasures of Palestine and Mesopotamia', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015.)

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

PROFESSOR R. WOLLHEIM delivers the Gareth Evans Memorial Lecture, Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

C. BIEGERT: `Sacred ground—so what? White man's energy v. red man's philosophy in North America' (Oxford for the Environment, Ethics, and Society seminars), Council Room, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

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Wednesday 27 November

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

JUDGE D. PEARL: `The new Asylum Act and Rules: conflicts and tensions experienced by the Immigration Appellate Authority' (Refugee Studies Programme Seminars on Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

THE BORROMEO QUARTET perform works by Mozart, Kirchner, and Schubert, Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's, 8.30 p.m. (entrance from Parks Road) (admission by free tickets, available in advance).

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Thursday 28 November

DR N. ABU-ZAHRA: `The pure and the powerful: a study of Egyptian women' (Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women seminars: `Gender, identity, and religion'), Libra ry Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR I. HODDER: `Reopening Çatalhöyük; new light on the origins of complex societies' (Meyerstein Lecture), Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR G. JOSIPOVICI (Weidenfeld Visiting Professor): ` "Dear incomprehension": Beckett and trust' (lecture series: `On trust'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. DERRIDA: `State of the lie, lies of state' (Maison Française fiftieth anniversary lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

SIR SHRIDATH RAMPHAL: `Must the poor be always with us? Global politics for a sustainable future' (Green College: Brian Walker Lecture), Witts Lecture Theatre, Radcliffe Infirmary, 6 p.m.

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Friday 29 November

DR J. LLOBERA: `Aspects of Catalan kinship, identity, and nationalism' (Ethnicity and Identity seminars: `The significance of kinship'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

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

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Saturday 30 November

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

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Sunday 1 December

THE VERY REVD JOHN DRURY preaches the Advent Sermon, Cathedral, 10 a.m.

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