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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 25 April

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `The Hill Collection of Musical Instruments', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9.30 a.m.–12.30 p.m.)

PROFESSOR G. LLOYD: `The uses and abuses of classification: Ancient Greek and Chinese reflections' (Marett Memorial Lecture), Saskatchewan Lecture Room, Exeter, 5 p.m.

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Sunday 27 April

TRINITY FULL TERM begins.

LORD RUNCIE preaches the St Mark's Day Sermon, Magdalen, 10 a.m.

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Monday 28 April

R. LORD (Astor Visiting Lecturer): `The possibility for lyricism in digital art', Schools, 11 a.m.

LITERAE HUMANIORES Faculty Board election, 22 May (one ordinary member): nominations by two electors to be received at the University Offices by 4 p.m.

PROFESSOR M. MAMDANI: `Between justice and reconciliation: reflections on Rwanda and South Africa' (special African Studies lecture), Oakeshott Room, Lincoln, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. EYRE (Cameron Mackintosh Visiting Professor of Contemporary Theatre): `Acting' (lecture), Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's, 5.30 p.m.

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Tuesday 29 April

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

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

PROFESSOR C.D. HOLES (Khalid bin Abdallah Al-Sa'ud Professor for the Study of the Contemporary Arab World): `The debate poem: a genre of Gulf vernacular literature' (inaugural lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. ROBERTS: `Designing the modern firm: the economic logic of strategy and organisation' (Clarendon Lectures in Management Studies: `The modern firm: economics, strategy, and organisation'), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

J. MARTINEZ-ALIER: `Varieties of environmentalism' (Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society seminars), Council Room, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

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Wednesday 30 April

DR G. DICKSON: `Crowd and charisma: leadership and followership' (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 J. ROBERTS: `Inside the modern firm: internal organisation and management' (Clarendon Lectures in Management Studies: `The modern firm: economics, strategy, and organisation'), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR N. DAVIES: `Europa sicut lilium: history at Magdalen College' (Waynflete Lectures: `Reflections on European History'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. NOZICK: `Is truth relative?' (John Locke Lectures: `Invariance and objectivity'), Schools, 5 p.m.

R. TOWLE: `Durable solutions for refugee children: a comparative study from Haiti, Hong Kong, and the United Kingdom' (Refugee Studies Programme Seminars on Forced Migration: `Children and adolescents in forced migration'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

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Thursday 1 May

THE REVD PROFESSOR JAMES BARR: `The new profile of discussion about the Bible' (Hensley Henson Lectures: `History, theology, biblical criticism: the end-of-century interactions'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. ROBERTS: `The boundaries of the modern firm: markets, hierarchies, and more' (Clarendon Lectures in Management Studies: `The modern firm: economics, strategy, and organisation'), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 4 p.m.

SIR WALTER BODMER: `The somatic evolution of cancer' (Department of Statistics, Florence Nightingale Lecture), Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's, 5.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR S. RINGEN: `Democracy, divorce, and abortion: liberal ethics in social questions' (academic seminar), E.P. Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green College, 6 p.m.

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Friday 2 May

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

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Saturday 3 May

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

PITT RIVERS MUSEUM `Pitt Stop' event for children and families (not for unaccompanied children): `Dangerous dragons'—trails and stories about objects featuring dragons in the Museum, 2–4 p.m. (admission free).

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Sunday 4 May

JOANNA TROLLOPE preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 5 May

UNIVERSITY OFFICES closed for normal business(today only).

CONGREGATION elections, 29 May: nominations by two members of Congregation to be received at University Offices by 4 p.m.

PROFESSOR J.N. COLDSTREAM: `Light from Cyprus on the "Dark Age" of Greece?' (Myres Memorial Lecture), Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean, 5 p.m.

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Tuesday 6 May

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Management skills for research team leaders—management of change', 9.15 a.m. (see information above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM study-day: `Pastels workshop', 10 a.m.–4 p.m. (Cost: £25. Tel. for details: (2)78015.)

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Pastels: special exhibition', 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 T.F. EARLE (King John II Professor of Portuguese Studies): `The Comedy of the Foreigners: Renaissance Sicily through Portuguese eyes' (inaugural lecture), Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. DARNTON: `Literary inspection' (Lyell Lectures in Bibliography: `Policing literature in eighteenth-century Paris'), St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR ANTHONY CLARE: `Psychotherapy: a secular religion?' (James Bryce Memorial Lecture), Witts Lecture Theatre, Radcliffe Infirmary, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J.A.M. MCDONNELL: `In the beginning was the COMET...' (Halley Lecture), Lecture Theatre, University Museum, 5 p.m.

C. PERRINGS: `The methodology of ecological economics' (Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society seminars), Council Room, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

A. PNUELI: `When deduction meets exploration' (Strachey Lecture), Lecture Theatre, Computing Laboratory, 5 p.m.

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Wednesday 7 May

DR G. DICKSON: `Peace and violence; orthodoxy and heresy' (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 N. DAVIES: `Europe: a history—the author's critique of "a total history of Europe in all periods" ' (Waynflete Lectures: `Reflections on European History'), Schools, 5 p.m.

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

DR S. MELZAK: `When children are not accompanied by parents or substitute carers' (Refugee Studies Programme Seminars on Forced Migration: `Children and adolescents in forced migration'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

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Thursday 8 May

PROFESSOR D. Ó CORRÁIN: `Vikings in Ireland and Britain: a reconsideration' (O'Donnell Lecture in Celtic Studies), Taylorian Hall, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

THE REVD PROFESSOR JAMES BARR: `History, criticism, and ideology' (Hensley Henson Lectures: `History, theology, biblical criticism: the end-of-century interactions'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. DARNTON: `Censorship' (Lyell Lectures in Bibliography: `Policing literature in eighteenth-century Paris'), St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR H.H. KOH: `Why nations obey? Foundation' (Waynflete Lectures: `Why nations obey international law'), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR I. AFSHAR: `Culture and translation in nineteenth- century Iran' (Hamid Enayat Lecture), New Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

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Friday 9 May

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

PROFESSOR B. HALPERIN: `Electrons, quantum mechanics, and strong magnetic fields' (Cherwell-Simon Memorial Lecture), Lecture Theatre A, Zoology/Psychology Building, 4.30 p.m.

DR D. PERLER: `John Norris' (Chichele Lectures), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

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Sunday 11 May

DR SHEILA CASSIDY preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

CHRIST CHURCH Picture Gallery exhibition opens: `Clova Stuart-Hamilton—recent works' (until 8 June).

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Monday 12 May

CONGREGATION elections, 29 May: nominations by six members of Congregation to be received at University Offices by 4 p.m.

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

PROFESSOR R.C.T. PARKER (Wykeham Professor of Ancient History): `Cleomenes on the Acropolis' (inaugural lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR N.D. SEN: `Two sixteenth-century women's Ramayana: reading Chandra in the light of Molla' (Radhakrishnan Memorial Lectures: `The hero and his clay feet: a gendered view of the Ramayana'), Schools, 5 p.m.

F. FUKUYAMA: `The great disruption' (Tanner Lectures on Human Values: `Social capital in post-industrial societies'), Schools, 5 p.m.

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Tuesday 13 May

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

LITERAE HUMANIORES Faculty Board election, 22 May (one ordinary member): nominations by six electors to be received at the University Offices by 4 p.m.

PROFESSOR R.L. MIDDLEKAUFF (Harmsworth Professor of American History): `Democracy in America before Tocqueville' (inaugural lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. DARNTON: `Smuggling' (Lyell Lectures in Bibliography: `Policing literature in eighteenth-century Paris'), St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

DR J. LIPNER: `The shaping of religious identity: an overview with an Indian theme' (Dasturzada Dr Jal Pavry Memorial Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR H.H. KOH: `Why nations obey? Theories' (Waynflete Lectures: `Why nations obey international law'), Schools, 5 p.m.

J. ADAMS: `Virtual risk and the management of uncertainty' (Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society seminars), Council Room, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

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