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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 23 May

COLLOQUIUM: `Corps-esprit-machine' (Franco-British meeting, various speakers), Maison Française (all day).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Legacies: treasures of Palestine and Mesopotamia', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9.30 a.m.–12.30 p.m.)

PROFESSOR R.H. WARD (Professor of Biological Anthropology): `Golden Apples and a Golden Bough: future prospects for biological anthropology?' (inaugural lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

S. MANDELBROTE: `All Souls from the Civil War to the Restoration' (Chichele Lectures), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

E. GUYON: `French higher education: Grandes Écoles for Europe?' (European Affairs Society lecture, admission £2 to non-members, £4 to non-University members), Saskatchewan Room, Exeter, 8.30 p.m.

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Saturday 24 May

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

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Sunday 25 May

THE RT. REVD DR MICHAEL NAZIR-ALI preaches, All Souls, 10 a.m.

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Monday 26 May

UNIVERSITY OFFICES closed for normal business (today only).

JOURNAL CLUB meeting (Human Population Genetics), Room 209, Department of Statistics (1 South Parks Road), 1 p.m.

CONGREGATION election, 19 June: nominations by two members of Congregation to be received at the University Offices by 4 p.m.

DEBATE, with Professor Dawkins, Professor Greenfield, and Professor Blakemore (chaired by Sir Walter Bodmer): `The public must understand science—but how?' (lecture series: `History and Philosophy of Biology'), University Museum, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. LASS: `A sweet disorder: competing stress systems in Early Modern English' (lecture), Centre for Linguistics and Philology, 5 p.m.

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Tuesday 27 May

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Small treasures of the Ashmolean', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9.30 a.m.–12.30 p.m.)

FACULTY BOARD elections, 5 June: nominations by six electors to be received at the University Offices by 4 p.m.

P. SCHNEIDER: `La réception des oeuvres: Manet' (Maison Française lecture series), Ashmolean, 4.30 p.m.

DR J. LIPNER: `Religious identity: a vision for the future' (seminar), Oriental Institute, 5 p.m.

J. MEADOWCROFT: `Implementing sustainable development in high consumption societies: a research design' (Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society seminars), Council Room, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

K. HABSBURG: `A pan-European vision of Europe' (European Affairs Society lecture, admission £2 to non-members, £4 to non-University members), Harris Building, Oriel, 8.30 p.m.

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Wednesday 28 May

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

DR M. MAW: `Promises and pictures: the Conservative Party and the the birth of modern political advertising' (Friends of the Bodleian thirty-minute lecture), Cecil Jackson Room, Sheldonian, 1 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. NOZICK: `The world according to quantum mechanics' (John Locke Lectures: `Invariance and objectivity'), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

R. BRETTS: `Children: the invisible soldiers' (Refugee Studies Programme Seminars on Forced Migration: `Children and adolescents in forced migration'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

K. BARBER: `The wages of SIN: writing a Canadian dictionary' (OED Forum), Rewley House, 5 p.m.

P. SCHNEIDER: `Peinture et déluge' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

HAROLD EVANS: `Prometheus unbound: what the media can do with freedom' (Iain Walker Memorial Lecture), Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5.30 p.m.

SARA PARETSKY: `My quest for heroes' (lecture), Lecture Theatre, Rewley House, 5.45 p.m.

PROFESSOR H. TIROSH-SAMUELSON: `Human felicity and the pursuit of holiness: between philosophy and Kabbalah' (Jacobs Lectures in Rabbinic Thought: `The pursuit of happiness in pre-modern Judaism: between philosophy and Kabbalah'), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 8.15 p.m.

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Thursday 29 May

S. HENDERS: `Exclusion under international agreements: the case of Hong Kong' (Centre for Cross-Cultural Research Women seminars: `Gender and development: current research'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

CLINICAL MEDICINE Faculty Board elections, 13 June: nominations by six electors to be received at the University Offices by 4 p.m.

PROFESSOR H. TIROSH-SAMUELSON: `Human perfection: the interplay of the intellect and the will in post-Maimonidean Jewish philosophy' (seminar related to Jacobs Lectures in Rabbinic Thought: `The pursuit of happiness in pre-modern Judaism: between philosophy and Kabbalah'), Committee Room, Wolfson, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR S. SCHAMA: `History and the literary imagination' (Isaiah Berlin Lecture), the Hall, Wolfson, 6 p.m.

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Friday 30 May

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

DR J. BENNETT: `Wren' (Chichele Lectures), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR C. KNICK HARLEY: `Globalisation and the Industrial Revolution in Britain and America' (Sir John Hicks Lecture), Social Studies Faculty Centre, 5 p.m.

F. GEORGEON: `Les buveurs d'Istanbul: la consommation de boissons alcoolisées de l'Empire ottoman à la République de Turquie' (Maison Française lecture series), Middle East Centre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

DR J.R. FORREST: `Digital broadcasting overtakes rocket science' (Maurice Lubbock Memorial Lecture), Lecture Room 1, Department of Engineering Science, 5 p.m.

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Monday 2 June

CONGREGATION election, 19 June: nominations by six members of Congregation to be received at the University Offices by 4 p.m.

MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES Faculty Board election, 26 June (one official member): nominations by two electors to be received at the University Offices by 4 p.m.

MODERN HISTORY Faculty Board election, 26 June (one official member): nominations by two electors to be received at the University Offices by 4 p.m.

PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES Faculty Board election, 26 June (two ordinary members): nominations by two electors to be received at the University Offices by 4 p.m.

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Tuesday 3 June

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

CONGREGATION meeting, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. CHARTIER: `Foucault's chiasmus: authorship between science and literature' (D.F. McKenzie Lecture), Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

DR A. HOPE: `Dementia, identity, and advance directives: key philosophical issues exemplified in medical practice' (lecture series: `History and Philosophy of Biology'), Department of Physiology, 5 p.m.

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Wednesday 4 June

PROFESSOR R. CHARTIER: Sociology of the Text/Book History Seminar, Room 10, St Cross Building, 12 noon.

PROFESSOR R. NOZICK: `Necessity and contingency' (John Locke Lectures: `Invariance and objectivity'), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

DR M. MCCALLIN: `Separated children from the former Yugoslavia in western Europe' (Refugee Studies Programme Seminars on Forced Migration: `Children and adolescents in forced migration'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

MARIO BARONI and Rossana Dalmonte: `Giovanni Legrenzi and his double: a computer-aided grammar of Italian arias of the seventeenth century' (lecture), Holywell Music Room, 5.15 p.m.

THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET, with Rachel Norman (viola) and Augusta Harris (cello) perform works by Mendelssohn, Shostakovitch, and Brahms, Holywell Music Room, 8 p.m. (tickets £8/£6/£4 from Blackwell's Music Shop or at the door).

LORD DAHRENDORF: `Money, politics, and Europe' (European Affairs Society lecture, admission £2 to non-members, £4 to non-University members), Nissan Institute Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 8.30 p.m.

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Thursday 5 June

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `New approaches to the assessment of undergraduates', 9 a.m. (see information above).

DR S. DIDUK: ` "The only men left in the land are women"---rural women's protests in the Republic of Cameroon, 1990--6' (Centre for Cross-Cultural Research Women seminars: `Gender and development: current research'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

G. LABICA: `Robespierre et l'invention de la démocratie' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

THOMAS ZEHETMAIR and

SILKA AVENHAUS perform violin and piano works by Szymanowski, Ysaÿe, Bartók, and Brahms, Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's, 8.30 p.m. (entrance from Parks Road) (admission by free tickets, available at Porters' Lodge from 29 May).

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Friday 6 June

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `An introduction to Ancient Egypt', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9.30 a.m.–12.30 p.m.)

DR J. CLARKE: `Warden Niblett' (Chichele Lectures), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

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Saturday 7 June

JUSTICE R.J. GOLDSTONE: `Justice and peace—the UN War Crimes Tribunals and the South African Truth Commission' (Blackstone Lecture), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 11.30 a.m.

PITT RIVERS MUSEUM `Pitt Stop' event for children and families (not for unaccompanied children): `Hunting elephants'—searching for all the elephants in the Museum, with stories and trails, 2–4 p.m. (admission free).

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Sunday 8 June

DR JANE SHAW preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 9 June

JOURNAL CLUB meeting (Human Population Genetics), Room 209, Department of Statistics (1 South Parks Road), 1 p.m.

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Tuesday 10 June

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

PROFESSOR J. BYBEE: `The reduction of "don't" in American English: frequency, constituency, and processing units' (lecture), Room 2, Taylor Institution, 2.15 p.m.

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