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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 22 November

DR C. MACDONAUGH: `The limits of kinship: an aspect of Tharu identity in south-west Nepal' (Ethnicity and Identity seminars: `The significance of kinship'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

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

PROFESSOR N. DAVIES: `Fair comparisons, false contrasts: East and West in modern European history' (Faculty of Modern History: Special Faculty Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

HE MR HIROAKI FUJII (Ambassador of Japan): `The Japan–US relationship' (lecture), Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies, 5 p.m.

DR ALAN RYAN: `A common faith—in what?' (Prometheus Lectures: `Piety among the atheists: Dewey and Russell'), Lecture Theatre, University Museum, 8 p.m.

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Saturday 23 November

ASSOCIATION for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France meeting, Maison Française, 11 a.m. (telephone for information: (2)74220).

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Sunday 24 November

LORD PLANT OF HIGHFIELD preaches the Sermon on the Sin of Pride, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 25 November

DR D.DREWRY: `Rime on the Ancient Mariner: ice-sheets, climate change, and sea level' (Environmental Change Unit seminar), Main Lecture Theatre, School of Geography, 2.15 p.m.

DR FRENE GINWALA: `Justice and reconciliation—are they compatible?' (Olof Palme Memorial Lecture), Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

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Tuesday 26 November

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Management skills for research team leaders—managing and developing effective teams', 9.15 a.m. (see information above).

WOMEN TUTORS' GROUP meeting, Prestwich Room, St John's, 1 p.m.

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

PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES Faculty Board election, 5 December (one ordinary member): nominations by six electors to be received at the University Offices by 4 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. WOLLHEIM delivers the Gareth Evans Memorial Lecture, Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

C. BIEGERT: `Sacred ground—so what? White man's energy v. red man's philosophy in North America' (Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society seminars), Council Room, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

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Wednesday 27 November

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM study-day: `Eighteenth- and nineteenth- century paintings', 10 a.m.–4 p.m. (telephone for cost and bookings: (2)78015).

JUDGE D. PEARL: `The new Asylum Act and Rules: conflicts and tensions experienced by the Immigration Appellate Authority' (Refugee Studies Programme Seminars on Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

THE BORROMEO QUARTET perform works by Mozart, Kirchner, and Schubert, Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's, 8.30 p.m. (entrance from Parks Road) (admission by free tickets, available in advance).

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Thursday 28 November

DR N. ABU-ZAHRA: `The pure and the powerful: a study of Egyptian women' (Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women seminars: `Gender, identity, and religion'), Libra ry Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR I. HODDER: `Reopening Çatalhöyük; new light on the origins of complex societies' (Meyerstein Lecture), Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR G. JOSIPOVICI (Weidenfeld Visiting Professor): ` "Dear incomprehension": Beckett and trust' (lecture series: `On trust'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. DERRIDA: `State of the lie, lies of state' (Maison Française fiftieth anniversary lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

SIR SHRIDATH RAMPHAL: `Must the poor be always with us? Global politics for a sustainable future' (Green College: Brian Walker Lecture), Witts Lecture Theatre, Radcliffe Infirmary, 6 p.m.

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Friday 29 November

DR J. LLOBERA: `Aspects of Catalan kinship, identity, and nationalism' (Ethnicity and Identity seminars: `The significance of kinship'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Modern Chinese painting' (related to current exhibition), 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015.)

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Saturday 30 November

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

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Sunday 1 December

THE VERY REVD JOHN DRURY preaches the Advent Sermon, Cathedral, 10 a.m.

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Monday 2 December

DR J. CORBETT: `Losers and gainers in the transition to sustainability: equity issues in Local Agenda 21 initiatives in Europe' (Environmental Change Unit seminar), Main Lecture Theatre, School of Geography, 2.15 p.m.

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Tuesday 3 December

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

CONGREGATION meeting, 2 p.m.

T. DALYELL: `The environmental implications of the abuse of the UN and abuse of sanctions' (Oxford for the Environment, Ethics, and Society seminars), Council Room, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

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Wednesday 4 December

DR S. BARANYI: `Bridging the gaps between verification, peace-building, and conflict resolution in central America' (Refugee Studies Programme Seminars on Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR SUSAN GREENFIELD: `How could the brain generate consciousness?' (Association for Women in Science and Engineering: Oxford Science Lecture Series), University Museum of Natural History, 5 p.m. (tickets £1.50—see details in `Lectures' above).

MRS SUZANNE MUBARAK: `Peace and the role of women in develoment in the Middle East' (lecture), New Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 8.30 p.m.

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Thursday 5 December

DR E.N. MCKAY: `Writing Schubert's biography' (lecture), Music Faculty, 12 noon.

MATRICULATION ceremony, Convocation House, 12.30 p.m.

Y.N. YASHIN: `Gender, religion, and public culture in Turkey' (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): `Kinetic melodies' (lecture series: `On trust'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR I. ARMSTRONG: `The transformations of glass: technology and text in nineteenth-century culture' (Linacre Lectures: `Culture and environment'), Lecture Theatre A, Zoology/Psychology Building, 5.30 p.m.

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Friday 6 December

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Nineteenth-century landscape paintings', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015.)

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Saturday 7 December

MICHAELMAS FULL TERM ends.

PITT RIVERS MUSEUM `Pitt Stop' event for children: `Snow, stories, and sledges', 2 p.m. (telephone for information: (2)70927).

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Tuesday 10 December

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM exhibition opens: `Drawings by the Carracci from British collections' (until 31 March).

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

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Glass through the ages', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015.)

G. WELLS: `Assessing and valuing antique wind instruments' (Friends of the Bate Collection lecture), Music Faculty, 5.30 p.m.

UNIVERSITY CLUB wine-tasting (`Wines for Christmas'), 5.45 p.m. (admission £2).

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