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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 18 October

COLLOQUIUM: `Philosophical dialogues in performance' (until Sunday) (for information and registration, contact the European Humanities Research Centre: (2)80742).

DR T. DRAGADZE: `Kinship and politics in the Caucasus' (Ethnicity and Identity seminars: `The significance of kinship'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `The Pre-Raphaelites and the nineteenth century', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015.)

PROFESSOR A. MILWARD: `Europe, empire, and dominion: Britain and the EEC 1961–3' (Sir Alec Cairncross Lecture), the chapel, St Peter's, 5 p.m.

JULIAN GALLANT: piano recital including works by Bach, Granados, Scriabin, and David Scott, Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's, 8.15 p.m. (admission free).

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Saturday 19 October

MATRICULATION ceremony, Sheldonian (time to be announced).

REFUGEE STUDIES PROGRAMME Round Table meeting: `The challenge of the new asylum legislation for religious leaders', St Philip and St James' Church, Woodstock Road, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

THE ADELPHI TRIO: concert including works by Clementi, Beethoven, Stravinsky, and Pierné, Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's, 8.30 p.m. (admission free).

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Sunday 20 October

MR BRUCE KENT preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 21 October

PROFESSOR C.A. ANGELL: `Polymorphism in glasses, liquids, and biopolymers: implications for protein folding and BSE' (Astor Lecture), Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Lecture Theatre, 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR A. GOUDIE: `Dust bowls—past, present, and future!' (Environmental Change Unit seminar), Main Lecture Theatre, School of Geography, 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. GREGORY: `Pictures as paradoxical objects' (Joseph Beuys Lecture), Schools, 4.30 p.m.

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Tuesday 22 October

THE MEETING of Congregation, due to be held today, is cancelled.

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Induction programme for academic staff—Session II', 12 noon (see information above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `The arts of Byzantium', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015.)

PROFESSOR J. QUILLET: `Aspects of the political thought of St Paul. Political Augustinism and its repercussions in the fourteenth century' (Carlyle Lectures: `Some aspects of political philosophy in the fourteenth century'), Schools, 5 p.m.

N. EINARSSON: `Anthropomorphism and the use of metaphor in environmental discourse: why pigs must fly and whales sing' (Oxford for the Environment, Ethics, and Society seminars), Council Room, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

UNIVERSITY CLUB wine-tasting (`Recent additions to the wine list'), 5.45 p.m. (admission £2).

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Wednesday 23 October

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM study-day: `Medieval arts and the development of collecting', 10 a.m.–4 p.m. (telephone for cost and bookings: (2)78015).

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Introduction to financial managment I', 2 p.m. (see information above).

P. BAKER: `Who will be a refugee in Hong Kong?' (Refugee Studies Programme Seminars on Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR P. EVANS: `Buñuel's dream narratives' (Film Studies lecture series: `European cinema and literary movements'), 47 Wellington Square, 5 p.m.

THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET perform works by Haydn, Smetana, 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 24 October

DR J. WALDREN: `Women and Christianity in contemporary Spain' (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): `Lightness and gravity' (lecture series: `On trust'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. HONEY: `Anagogic attitudes: authority, prescription, and chaos in language use' (OED Forum), Rewley House, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR B. CUNLIFFE: `Landscapes with people' (Linacre Lectures: `Culture and environment'), Lecture Theatre A, Zoology/Psychology Building, 5.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR G.H. PETERS: `Starvation or plenty in 2020?' (public lecture), the Hall, Wolfson, 5.30 p.m.

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Friday 25 October

PROFESSOR R.H. BARNES: `Alliance and identity in an Indonesian fishing village' (Ethnicity and Identity seminars: `The significance of kinship'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

L. KASSELL: `Better than sex and Shakespeare: Simon Forman's manuscripts' (Friends of the Bodleian thirty- minute lecture), Cecil Jackson Room, Sheldonian, 1 p.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `A walk through eastern art', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015.)

DR J. RAWSON lectures on the British Museum's `Chinese Treasures' exhibition (Friends of Rewley House lecture), the Lecture Theatre, Rewley House, 4.30 p.m. (admission £2; free to members).

SIR ANTHONY KENNY: `William Tyndale and Thomas More' (Tyndale Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

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Saturday 26 October

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

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Sunday 27 October

THE REVD CHRISTOPHER JONES preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 28 October

DR B. VIRA: `Trade liberalisation and environmental regulation—identifying the conflicts' (Environmental Change Unit seminar), Main Lecture Theatre, School of Geography, 2.15 p.m.

CONGREGATION election, 14 November: nominations by two members of Congregation to be received at the University Offices by 4 p.m.

MIKHAIL GORBACHEV: `Russia between the past and the future: a difficult path from totalitarianism to democracy' (special lecture, the Chancellor presiding), Sheldonian, 5 p.m. (entry free, but by ticket only, from the Campaign Office at St Antony's: (2)74496).

PROFESSOR ALBIE SACHS delivers the Refugee Studies Programme's Annual Human Rights Lecture, Schools, 5 p.m.

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Tuesday 29 October

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

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Tutorial teaching—general', 2 p.m. (see information above).

PROFESSOR J. QUILLET: `The theological–political problem' (Carlyle Lectures: `Some aspects of political philosophy in the fourteenth century'), Schools, 5 p.m.

A. IRWIN: `Public responses to risk and environmental issues' (Oxford for the Environment, Ethics, and Society seminars), Council Room, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

KRISTIN THOMPSON: `Storytelling in the new Hollywood: the case of Groundhog Day' (Graduate Film Studies Seminar), Lecture Room C, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

THE DUKE STRING QUARTET: concert of works by Tavener, Lou Harrison, and Berg, the chapel, Trinity, 8.30 p.m. (admission free).

Wednesday 30 October

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

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Introduction to financial managment II', 2 p.m. (see information above).

R. CARVER: `Refugee protection in Africa' (Refugee Studies Programme Seminars on Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

KRISTIN THOMPSON: `The silent Lubitsch: German v American styles' (Film Studies lecture series: `European cinema and literary movements'), 47 Wellington Square, 5 p.m.

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Thursday 31 October

DR HIROKO KAWANAMI: `Can women be celibate? Asceticism and sexuality in Theravada Buddhism' (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): `Dante: trusting the mother tongue' (lecture series: `On trust'), Schools, 5 p.m.

THE RT. REVD RICHARD HARRIES: `The Church and homosexuality—recent writings' (Yvonne Workman Fund Lecture), the chapel, Mansfield, 8.15 p.m.

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Friday 1 November

DR C. IFEKA: `The production of power, kinship, and ethnicity in forest "warfare" on the Nigeria–Cameroon border' (Ethnicity and Identity seminars: `The significance of kinship'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

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Saturday 2 November

THE RT. HON. GARY HART: `Reform or realignment: campaign 1996 (USA)' (R.B. McCallum Memorial Lecture), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 11 a.m. (for further details, tel. (2)76417).

CHRIST CHURCH Picture Gallery exhibition opens: `Four Foundations'—archive material illustrating the four institutions which have occupied the Christ Church site (until 1 December).

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Sunday 3 November

THE RT REVD ROBERT HARDY preaches, Lincoln College, 10 a.m.

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Monday 4 November

DR C. TOULMIN: `Dust bowls, drought, and desertification: what can a global convention do to help?' (Environmental Change Unit seminar), Main Lecture Theatre, School of Geography, 2.15 p.m.

CONGREGATION election, 14 November: nominations by six members of Congregation to be received at the University Offices by 4 p.m.

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Tuesday 5 November

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

CONGREGATION meeting, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. QUILLET: `The Monarchy of Dante' (Carlyle Lectures: `Some aspects of political philosophy in the fourteenth century'), Schools, 5 p.m.

M. COHEN: `Limits of rational environmentalism' (Oxford for the Environment, Ethics, and Society seminars), Council Room, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

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