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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 17 January

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Egypt of the Pharaohs', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015.)

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Saturday 18 January

ST ANNE'S COLLEGE: `The musical world of Jane Austen' (an evening of words and music), Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's, 6.30 p.m. (tickets, inc. dinner, £30, from St Anne's Development Office: tel./fax (2)74852).

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Sunday 19 January

HILARY FULL TERM begins.

THE REVD RICHARD SMAIL preaches (Latin Litany and Sermon), St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 20 January

SIR CRISPIN TICKELL: `Greenery and governance' (Environmental Change Unit seminars), Main Lecture Theatre, School of Geography, 2.15 p.m.

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

PROFESSOR G. EFSTATHIOU: `The future of the universe' (Green College Lectures: `The shape of things to come'), Witts Lecture Theatre, Radcliffe Infirmary, 6 p.m.

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Tuesday 21 January

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

CONGREGATION meeting, 2 p.m.

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

MR D. WILLETTS, MP, and Dr Tony Wright, MP: `Reform of parliament' (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. (open to all members of the University).

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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.

DR A. PELOSI: `Psychosocial wellness: meeting the health and social care needs of refugees' (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 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.

DR T. DRAGADZE: `Violence by women in war situations' (Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women seminars: `Gender and culture—identity and crisis'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR MAX PERUTZ and Professor Nicholas Maxwell: `Is science properly suited to resolve contemporary ecological dilemmas?' (Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society `Head to Head' debates), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR LORD RENFREW: `Approaches to world linguistic diversity' (Wolfson College Lectures: `The human inheritance: genes, language, and evolution'), the Hall, Wolfson, 5 p.m.

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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.

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

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.

J. GITTINGS: `The challenge of political reform: China after Deng' (All Souls Foreign Policy Studies Programme: `China and the world'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

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Sunday 26 January

PROFESSOR KEVIN CATHCART preaches the Macbride Sermon, Hertford, 10 a.m.

PRIVATE FILM-SHOWING: In Love and War (Professor Richard Attenborough's latest film), Phoenix Cinema, 1 p.m. (admission free to members of the University, no reservations), followed by question-and- answer session. (For details of a related lecture by Professor Attenborough, see under 28 January, below.)

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Monday 27 January

PROFESSOR S. BUCK: `How the Constitution has shaped American environmental policy' (Environmental Change Unit seminars), Main Lecture Theatre, School of Geography, 2.15 p.m.

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

DR J. LOVELOCK: `The life expectancy of life on earth' (Green College Lectures: `The shape of things to come'), Witts Lecture Theatre, Radcliffe Infirmary, 6 p.m.

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Tuesday 28 January

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Management skills for research team leaders—dealing with conflict and negotiation', 9.15 a.m. (see information above).

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

CONGREGATION meeting, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR C. STRINGER: `The evolution of Homo sapiens: fossil and genetic evidence' (Wolfson College Lectures: `The human inheritance: genes, language, and evolution'), the Hall, Wolfson, 5 p.m.

THE RT. HON. KENNETH BAKER, MP, and Ms M. Hodge, MP: `Returning power to local government?' (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. (open to all members of the University).

LORD ATTENBOROUGH (Cameron Mackintosh Professor of Contemporary Theatre), and Diana Hawkins: `Making a movie', Bernard Sunley Theatre, St Catherine's, 5 p.m. (For details of related film-showing, see under 26 January, above.)

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Wednesday 29 January

DR G. DICKSON: `Chronology, geography, typology of medieval revivalism' (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: ` "The Invention of Painting in Oyle" ' (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' (first of six Martin D'Arcy Lectures), Lecture Room, Campion Hall, 5 p.m.

DR F. AHEARN: `Psychosocial wellness: the question of measurement' (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 30 January

DR O. KOLOSOV: `Seeing in the darkness' (Interdepartmental Graduate Lectures in Science: `The new microscopies---from molecules to man: acoustic microscopy'), Lindemann Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, 12 noon.

DR J.L. WILSON: `What price verisimilitude? Photography and the reproduction of books and manuscripts in the nineteenth century' (Friends of the Bodleian thirty-minute lecture), Cecil Jackson Room, Sheldonian, 1 p.m.

K. CHALKEA: `Gender, hierarchy, and development in a Sarakatsani nomad pastoralist community of Epirus, Greece' (Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women seminars: `Gender and culture—identity and crisis'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

T. GARTON ASH: `Trials, purges, and history lessons: treating the Communist past in Germany and the new democracies of Central Europe' (Modern History Faculty: Special Faculty Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR M. STRATHERN: `Environments within: an ethnographic commentary on scale' (Linacre Lectures: `Culture and environment'), Lecture Theatre A, Zoology/Psychology Building, 5.30 p.m.

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Friday 31 January

DR O. KOLOSOV: `Beyond the wavelength limits' (Interdepartmental Graduate Lectures in Science: `The new microscopies---from molecules to man: acoustic microscopy'), Lindemann Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, 12 noon.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Introduction to sculpture in western art', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015.)

PROFESSOR J. HARRIS: `The nation as "moral community" or "business firm"?' (James Ford's Lectures in British History: `A land of lost content? Visions of civic virtue from Ruskin to Rawls'), Schools, 5 p.m.

D. TOMLINSON: `Post-evangelical theology' (lecture series: `Radical theologies'), Mansfield, 5 p.m.

P. MONTAGNON: `China's economic success: prospects and implications' (All Souls Foreign Policy Studies Programme: `China and the world'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

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Saturday 1 February

REFUGEE STUDIES PROGRAMME meeting: `Towards understanding the crisis in the Great Lakes region', Nissan Building, St Antony's, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. (registration at door, £5).

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Sunday 2 February

THE REVD DR MAURICE WILES preaches, Cathedral, 10 a.m.

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Monday 3 February

BODLEAN LIBRARY exhibitions open: `Keeper's choice'—a selection of the acquisitions made during the tenure of the retiring Keeper of Printed Books; and `Land and lineage: the world of the nobility and gentry in England, 1500–1700' (both until 3 May). DR J. BURGESS: `The economics of tropical forest land use options' (Environmental Change Unit seminars), Main Lecture Theatre, School of Geography, 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. GRAY: `The future of human society' (Green College Lectures: `The shape of things to come'), Witts Lecture Theatre, Radcliffe Infirmary, 6 p.m.

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