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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 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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Tuesday 20 May

THE MEETING of Congregation, due to take place today, is cancelled.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM exhibition opens: a personal selection by the retiring Director of acquisitions made during his directorship, 1985–97 (until 13 July).

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

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

CLINICAL MEDICINE Faculty Board elections, 13 June: nominations by two electors to be received at the University Offices by 4 p.m.

PROFESSOR M.D. MAIDEN (Professor of the Romance Languages): `Where's the Romance?' (inaugural lecture), Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

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

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

DR J. LIPNER: `Religious identity and the dynamics of religious encounter' (seminar), Oriental Institute, 5 p.m.

J. RAVETZ: `Post-normal science' (Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society seminars), Council Room, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR H. MOMMSEN: `Hitler as a ruler: the National Socialist system of government' (lecture series: `Lectures on the Nazi dictatorship'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. PORTER: `Philosophies of science in pre- war Cambridge—evolving attitudes to science as defined through C.P. Snow's influence' (lecture series: `History and Philosophy of Biology'), Department of Physiology, 5 p.m.

THE DUKE STRING QUARTET perform works by Schnittke, Barber, and Schoenberg, the chapel, Trinity, 8.30 p.m. (admission free).

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Wednesday 21 May

DR G. DICKSON: `Pentecostalism, politics, and theocratic populism 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 N. DAVIES: `The Great Schism: British versus Continental history' (Waynflete Lectures: `Reflections on European History'), Schools, 5 p.m.

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

DR M. HODES: `Psychiatric issues in young refugees in the United Kingdom' (Refugee Studies Programme Seminars on Forced Migration: `Children and adolescents in forced migration'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

A. PROCHIANTZ: `Des gènes de développement pour toute la vie' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

RUTH HACOHEN: `Sympathetic echoes: musical responses to Narcissus's reflections' (lecture), Holywell Music Room, 5.15 p.m.

THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET perform quartets by Schubert (D.94), Mendelssohn (op. 12), and Beethoven (op. 59, no. 2), Holywell Music Room, 8 p.m. (tickets £8/£6/£4 from Blackwell's Music Shop or at the door).

PROFESSOR H. TIROSH-SAMUELSON: `Eudaimonia as hermeneutics: Maimonides' conception of happiness' (Jacobs Lectures in Rabbinic Thought: `The pursuit of happiness in pre-modern Judaism: between philosophy and Kabbalah'), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 8.15 p.m.

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Thursday 22 May

DR J.T. AGBASIERE: `The image of womanhood among the Igbo of Nigeria' (Centre for Cross-Cultural Research Women seminars: `Gender and development: current research'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR C. CAREY: `Dying in the theatre of Dionysos: clouds, comics, and sophists' (Gaisford Lecture), St John's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR A. DUFF: `Law, language, and community: preconditions of criminal responsibility' (H.L.A. Hart Memorial Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J.D. NORTH: `Stars and atoms' (Thomas Harriot Lecture), Champneys Room, Oriel, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR N.D. SEN: `The hero and his clay feet: differing perceptions' (Radhakrishnan Memorial Lectures: `The hero and his clay feet: a gendered view of the Ramayana'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR H. TIROSH-SAMUELSON: `The Maimonidean enigma: ambiguity and interpretation' (seminar related to Jacobs Lectures in Rabbinic Thought: `The pursuit of happiness in pre-modern Judaism: between philosophy and Kabbalah'), Committee Room, Wolfson, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR H. MOMMSEN: `The German resistance: was there an alternative to Hitler?' (lecture series: `Lectures on the Nazi dictatorship'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR D. GALLIGAN: `Civil rights at risk—judicial protection in the twenty-first century' (public lecture), Haldane Room, Wolfson, 5.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR SIR RICHARD DOLL: `Tobacco: a medical history' (Jan Brod Memorial Lecture), Witts Lecture Theatre, Radcliffe Infirmary, 6 p.m.

JULIAN MILFORD performs piano works by Fauré, Ravel, Dukas, and Beethoven, Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's, 8.30 p.m. (admission free).

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Friday 23 May

COLLOQUIUM: `Corps-esprit-machine' (Franco-British meeting, various speakers), Maison Française (all day).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Legacies: treasures of Palestine and Mesopotamia', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9.30 a.m.–12.30 p.m.)

PROFESSOR R.H. WARD (Professor of Biological Anthropology): `Golden Apples and a Golden Bough: future prospects for biological anthropology?' (inaugural lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

S. MANDELBROTE: `All Souls from the Civil War to the Restoration' (Chichele Lectures), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

E. GUYON: `French higher education: Grandes Écoles for Europe?' (European Affairs Society lecture, admission £2 to non-members, £4 to non-University members), Saskatchewan Room, Exeter, 8.30 p.m.

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Saturday 24 May

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

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Sunday 25 May

THE RT. REVD DR MICHAEL NAZIR-ALI preaches, All Souls, 10 a.m.

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Monday 26 May

UNIVERSITY OFFICES closed for normal business (today only).

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

CONGREGATION election, 19 June: nominations by two members of Congregation to be received at the University Offices by 4 p.m.

DEBATE, with Professor Dawkins, Professor Greenfield, and Professor Blakemore (chaired by Sir Walter Bodmer): `The public must understand science—but how?' (lecture series: `History and Philosophy of Biology'), University Museum, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. LASS: `A sweet disorder: competing stress systems in Early Modern English' (lecture), Centre for Linguistics and Philology, 5 p.m.

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Tuesday 27 May

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Small treasures of the Ashmolean', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9.30 a.m.–12.30 p.m.)

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

P. SCHNEIDER: `La réception des oeuvres: Manet' (Maison Française lecture series), Ashmolean, 4.30 p.m.

DR J. LIPNER: `Religious identity: a vision for the future' (seminar), Oriental Institute, 5 p.m.

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

K. HABSBURG: `A pan-European vision of Europe' (European Affairs Society lecture, admission £2 to non-members, £4 to non-University members), Harris Building, Oriel, 8.30 p.m.

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Wednesday 28 May

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Financial management: budget preparation', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

DR M. MAW: `Promises and pictures: the Conservative Party and the the birth of modern political advertising' (Friends of the Bodleian thirty-minute lecture), Cecil Jackson Room, Sheldonian, 1 p.m.

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

R. BRETTS: `Children: the invisible soldiers' (Refugee Studies Programme Seminars on Forced Migration: `Children and adolescents in forced migration'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

P. SCHNEIDER: `Peinture et déluge' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR H. TIROSH-SAMUELSON: `Human felicity and the pursuit of holiness: between philosophy and Kabbalah' (Jacobs Lectures in Rabbinic Thought: `The pursuit of happiness in pre-modern Judaism: between philosophy and Kabbalah'), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 8.15 p.m.

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Thursday 29 May

S. HENDERS: `Exclusion under international agreements: the case of Hong Kong' (Centre for Cross-Cultural Research Women seminars: `Gender and development: current research'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

CLINICAL MEDICINE Faculty Board elections, 13 June: nominations by six electors to be received at the University Offices by 4 p.m.

PROFESSOR H. TIROSH-SAMUELSON: `Human perfection: the interplay of the intellect and the will in post-Maimonidean Jewish philosophy' (seminar related to Jacobs Lectures in Rabbinic Thought: `The pursuit of happiness in pre-modern Judaism: between philosophy and Kabbalah'), Committee Room, Wolfson, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR S. SCHAMA: `History and the literary imagination' (Isaiah Berlin Lecture), the Hall, Wolfson, 6 p.m.

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Friday 30 May

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

DR J. BENNETT: `Wren' (Chichele Lectures), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR C. KNICK HARLEY: `Globalisation and the Industrial Revolution in Britain and America' (Sir John Hicks Lecture), Social Studies Faculty Centre, 5 p.m.

F. GEORGEON: `Les buveurs d'Istanbul: la consommation de boissons alcoolisées de l'Empire ottoman à la République de Turquie' (Maison Française lecture series), Middle East Centre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

DR J.R. FORREST: `Digital broadcasting overtakes rocket science' (Maurice Lubbock Memorial Lecture), Lecture Room 1, Department of Engineering Science, 5 p.m.

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Monday 2 June

CONGREGATION election, 19 June: nominations by six members of Congregation to be received at the University Offices by 4 p.m.

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