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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 20 December

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

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Saturday, 21 December

UNIVERSITY OFFICES closed (reopen 2 January).

SHELDONIAN THEATRE closed (reopens 2 January).

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Monday 23 December

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM closed (reopens 28 December).

ASHMOLEAN LIBRARY closed (reopens 2 January).

CHRIST CHURCH Picture Gallery closed (reopens 2 January).

COUNSELLING SERVICE closed (reopens 6 January, mornings only; usual hours from 13 January).

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Tuesday 24 December

BODLEIAN LIBRARY closed (reopens 2 January).

TAYLOR INSTITUTION library closed (reopens 2 January).

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Tuesday 31 December

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

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Wednesday 1 January

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM closed (today only).

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Friday 3 January

DR H. CLIFFORD: `Oxford college silver' (Ashmolean Museum: Sir David Piper New Year Lecture), Lecture Theatre, Taylor Institution, 11 a.m. (admission free).

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

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Saturday 4 January

PITT RIVERS MUSEUM `Pitt Stop' event for children: `Cat's-cradles from around the world', 2 p.m. (telephone for information: (2)70927).

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Monday 6 January

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

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Tuesday 7 January

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

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

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Friday 10 January

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Small group teaching', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Costume in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century art', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015.)

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Tuesday 14 January

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

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINARS: (1) `Lecturing skills practice—general', 9.30 a.m.; (2) `Lecturing skills practice—sciences', 2 p.m. (see information above).

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Thursday 16 January

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Tutorial teaching—arts', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

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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.

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Monday 20 January

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.)

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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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Monday 27 January

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.)

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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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