Diary

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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 21 February

C. SALAMANDRA: `Consuming the city: the construction of social identity in Damascus' (Ethnicity and Identity seminars: `The identity of cities'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

DR A. BRIGGS: `Observing and manipulating molecules' (Interdepartmental Graduate Lectures in Science: `The new microscopies---from molecules to man: scanning tunnelling microscopy'), Lindemann Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, 12 noon.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Greek sculpture—the classical period', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9.30 a.m.–12.30 p.m.)

PROFESSOR D. RUBIN: `Techniques for drawing causal inferences from imperfect studies' (Department of Statistics: Corcoran Memorial Lectures), Headley Lecture Room, Ashmolean, 3.30 and 5.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. HARRIS: `War and peace' (James Ford's Lectures in British History: `A land of lost content? Visions of civic virtue from Ruskin to Rawls'), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR M.-H. KEANE: `Feminist theology' (lecture series: `Radical theologies'), Mansfield, 5 p.m.

H.E. MR HIROAKI FUJII: `China and Japan' (All Souls Foreign Policy Studies Programme: `China and the world'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

DR P. DAVIES: `Problem-based learning and evidence- based health care' (research seminars: `Current issues in professional education'), Sadler Room, Rewley House, 5.30 p.m.

CHARIVARI AGRÉABLE, with members of St Anne's College, perform works by Corelli, Cima, Geminiani, and Handel, Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's, 8.15 p.m. (tickets £6/£3 from Blackwell's Music Shop, St Anne's College Secretary, and at the door).

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Sunday 23 February

THE VERY REVD DOMINIC MILROY preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 24 February

PROFESSOR C. CURTIS: `Radioactive waste: to dispose or not to dispose?' (Environmental Change Unit seminars), Main Lecture Theatre, School of Geography, 2.15 p.m.

ORIENTAL STUDIES Faculty Board election, 20 March (one ordinary member): nominations by two electors to be received at the University Offices by 4 p.m.

MAISON FRANÇAISE symposium (various speakers): `Dominique Vivant Denon, écrivain, voyageur, administrateur', 5–7 p.m.

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Tuesday 25 February

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

NOTE: the seminar in the series `The constraints on British governments: how much difference can a change of governing party now make', at which the speakers were to be Ms Janet Anderson, MP, and Mr Edward Garnier, MP, has been cancelled.

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

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

PROFESSOR J. FENTON: `Elizabeth Bishop', Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR S. PÄÄBO: `Ancient DNA' (Wolfson College Lectures: `The human inheritance: genes, language, and evolution'), the Hall, Wolfson, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. FEST: `The unnoticed resistance' (special lecture in honour of the memory of Adam von Trott), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR B. OGILVIE (Director, the Wellcome Trust): `Wellcome: your future in our hands...?', Lecture Theatre, University Museum, 5.30 p.m.

OUDS performs the première of Francis Warner's play Goethe's Weimar, Christ Church Cathedral, 7.45 p.m. (Until 1 Mar. Tickets £7.50/£5 from Blackwell's Music Shop.)

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Wednesday 26 February

PROFESSOR D. BOMFORD: `Impressionist trajectories' (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' (fifth of six Martin D'Arcy Lectures), Lecture Room, Campion Hall, 5 p.m.

EMMA NICHOLSON, MP: `Children of the Marsh Arabs' (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 27 February

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Examining and assessing undergraduates', 9 a.m. (see information above).

DR S. TENDLER: `Biomolecules under the microscope' (Interdepartmental Graduate Lectures in Science: `The new microscopies---from molecules to man: biomolecular scanning probe microscopy'), Lindemann Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, 12 noon.

DR M. MUGFORD: `Measuring and comparing costs of ante- natal care in five countries: South Africa, Argentina, Cuba, Saudi Arabia, Thailand' (Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women seminars: `Gender and culture—identity and crisis'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

THE VERY REVD JOHN DRURY: `Two worlds/one world' (Hussey Lectures on the Church and the Arts: `Discerning the body'), Lecture Hall, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

DR D. HOLTON: `Of mice and donkeys: some thoughts on Cretan beast poetry', 47 Wellington Square, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. HOUSE: `The French nineteenth-century landscape' (Linacre Lectures: `Culture and environment'), Lecture Theatre A, Zoology/Psychology Building, 5.30 p.m.

M. DAVICO and A. BLYTH perform music for flute and harpsichord by J.S. and C.P.E. Bach, Veracini, and Handel, the chapel, Merton, 8.15 p.m. (admission £5/£3 at the door; no advance ticket sales).

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Friday 28 February

C. ATKINSON: `The Black Indian gangs of the New Orleans Mardi Gras' (Ethnicity and Identity seminars: `The identity of cities'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

DR S. TENDLER: `Probing biomolecular interactions' (Interdepartmental Graduate Lectures in Science: `The new microscopies---from molecules to man: biomolecular scanning probe microscopy'), Lindemann Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, 12 noon.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Rings for fingers—fourteenth to nineteenth centuries', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9.30 a.m.–12.30 p.m.)

PROFESSOR J. HARRIS: ` "Civic virtue" without "society"?' (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 M. GREY: `Green theology' (lecture series: `Radical theologies'), Mansfield, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR M. LEIFER: `China and south-east Asia' (All Souls Foreign Policy Studies Programme: `China and the world'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR RICHARD EYRE (Cameron Mackintosh Professor of Contemporary Theatre): `Misdirection' (lecture), Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's, 5 p.m.

LES HAULZ ET LES BAS, a medieval wind ensemble, perform Italian music of the fourteenth century, Holywell Music Room, 8 p.m. (tickets £8/£6/£4 from Blackwell's Music Shop, or at the door) (associated lecture/demonstration, Music Faculty, 2.30 p.m.).

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Saturday 1 March

PROFESSOR R. ESTABLET: `L'Éducation en France' (meeting of the Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France), Maison Française, all day.

PITT RIVERS MUSEUM `Pitt Stop' event for children and families (not unaccompanied children): `Spring into action', Main Museum Building, 2–4 p.m. (admission free).

NICHOLAS MCINERNY, Creative Arts Fellow, Wolfson College, reads Belle Fontaine and Confessor's Gate (new plays), Haldane Room, Wolfson, 8 p.m. (admission free).

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Sunday 2 March

THE RT. REVD PETER VAUGHAN preaches the Ramsden Sermon, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 3 March

DR H. GOODWIN: `What potential does ecotourism have for conserving biodiversity?' (Environmental Change Unit seminars), Main Lecture Theatre, School of Geography, 2.15 p.m.

L. FORBES and H. This-Benkhard: `Où en est la cuisine française?' (discussion), Maison Française, 5–7 p.m.

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Tuesday 4 March

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

PROFESSOR J. FENTON: `Sylvia Plath', Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. WARD: `Language and genes in the Americas' (Wolfson College Lectures: `The human inheritance: genes, language, and evolution'), the Hall, Wolfson, 5 p.m.

DR J. HENDRON, MP, and Mr R. McCartney, MP: `Northern Ireland: what can be done?' (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. (may be subject to cancellation: tel. (2)74496 to check).

THE DUKE STRING QUARTET perform works by Mozart, Volans, and Brahms, the chapel, Trinity, 8.30 p.m. (admission free).

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Wednesday 5 March

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Dealing with the media (newspapers and radio): introductory', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

PROFESSOR D. BOMFORD: `Supporting roles: episodes from a history of conservation' (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' (Martin D'Arcy Lectures: last in current series), Lecture Room, Campion Hall, 5 p.m.

SR. M. LOUGHRY: `Psychosocial wellness: case narratives' (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).

PROFESSOR E. PICARD: `La République: un concept du droit public français' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

UNIVERSITY CLUB wine-tasting: recent additions to the wine list, 5.45 p.m. (admission £2).

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Thursday 6 March

PROFESSOR A. HILL: `Studying modified electrodes by scanning probe microscopy' (Interdepartmental Graduate Lectures in Science: `The new microscopies---from molecules to man: scanning electrochemical microscopy'), Lindemann Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, 12 noon.

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Small group teaching', 2 p.m. (see information above).

C. SWEETMAN: `Renegotiating gender relationships in Lesotho's ex-migrants' families' (Centre for Cross- Cultural Research on Women seminars: `Gender and culture—identity and crisis'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

DR PAUL PORTNEY and Mr J. Elkington: `Business strategy and environmental policy' (Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society `Head to Head' debates), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR P. AGAPITOS: `Dreams, space, and narrative in Libistros and Rhodanne', 47 Wellington Square, 5 p.m.

G.BARBER: `How things were done: aspects of gilding in eighteenth-century Paris' (Oxford Bibliographical Society lecture), Taylor Institution, 5.30 p.m.

FLORENCE MILLON (soprano) and Rebecca Woolcock (piano) perform works by Baudelaire and Verlaine, to settings by Duparc, Debussy, Fauré, and Ravel, Maison Française, 8.15 p.m.

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