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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 October

PROFESSOR R.H. BARNES: `Alliance and identity in an Indonesian fishing village' (Ethnicity and Identity seminars: `The significance of kinship'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

L. KASSELL: `Better than sex and Shakespeare: Simon Forman's manuscripts' (Friends of the Bodleian thirty-minute lecture), Cecil Jackson Room, Sheldonian, 1 p.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `A walk through eastern art', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015.)

DR J. RAWSON lectures on the British Museum's `Chinese Treasures' exhibition (Friends of Rewley House lecture), the Lecture Theatre, Rewley House, 4.30 p.m. (admission £2; free to members).

SIR ANTHONY KENNY: `William Tyndale and Thomas More' (Tyndale Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

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Saturday 26 October

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

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Sunday 27 October

THE REVD CHRISTOPHER JONES preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 28 October

DR B. VIRA: `Trade liberalisation and environmental regulation--- identifying the conflicts' (Environmental Change Unit seminar), Main Lecture Theatre, School of Geography, 2.15 p.m.

CONGREGATION election, 14 November: nominations by two members of Congregation to be received at the University Offices by 4 p.m.

MIKHAIL GORBACHEV: `Russia between the past and the future: a difficult path from totalitarianism to democracy' (special lecture, the Chancellor presiding), Sheldonian, 5 p.m. (entry free, but by ticket only, from the Campaign Office at St Antony's: (2)74496).

PROFESSOR ALBIE SACHS delivers the Refugee Studies Programme's Annual Human Rights Lecture, Schools, 5 p.m.

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Tuesday 29 October

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

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

PROFESSOR J. QUILLET: `The theological--political problem' (Carlyle Lectures: `Some aspects of political philosophy in the fourteenth century'), Schools, 5 p.m.

A. IRWIN: `Public responses to risk and environmental issues' (Oxford for the Environment, Ethics, and Society seminars), Council Room, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

KRISTIN THOMPSON: `Storytelling in the new Hollywood: the case of Groundhog Day' (Graduate Film Studies Seminar), Lecture Room C, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

THE DUKE STRING QUARTET: concert of works by Tavener, Lou Harrison, and Berg, the chapel, Trinity, 8.30 p.m. (admission free).

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Wednesday 30 October

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM study-day: `Renaissaince painting, sculpture, and decorative arts', 10 a.m.--4 p.m. (telephone for cost and bookings: (2)78015).

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Introduction to financial managment II', 2 p.m. (see information above).

R. CARVER: `Refugee protection in Africa' (Refugee Studies Programme Seminars on Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

KRISTIN THOMPSON: `The silent Lubitsch: German v. American styles' (Film Studies lecture series: `European cinema and literary movements'), 47 Wellington Square, 5 p.m.

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Thursday 31 October

DR HIROKO KAWANAMI: `Can women be celibate? Asceticism and sexuality in Theravada Buddhism' (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): `Dante: trusting the mother tongue' (lecture series: `On trust'), Schools, 5 p.m.

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Friday 1 November

DR C. IFEKA: `The production of power, kinship, and ethnicity in forest "warfare" on the Nigeria--Cameroon border' (Ethnicity and Identity seminars: `The significance of kinship'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

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

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Saturday 2 November

MUSEUM OF HISTORY OF SCIENCE meeting: `The Geometry of War' (related to current exhibition), Museum of History of Science, 10.30 a.m.–4.45 p.m. (to attend, tel.: Oxford (2)77280).

THE RT. HON. GARY HART: `Reform or realignment: campaign 1996 (USA)' (R.B. McCallum Memorial Lecture), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 11 a.m. (for further details, tel. (2)76417).

CHRIST CHURCH Picture Gallery exhibition opens: `Four Foundations'---archive material illustrating the four institutions which have occupied the Christ Church site (until 1 December).

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Sunday 3 November

THE RT REVD ROBERT HARDY preaches, Lincoln College, 10 a.m.

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Monday 4 November

DR C. TOULMIN: `Dust bowls, drought, and desertification: what can a global convention do to help?' (Environmental Change Unit seminar), Main Lecture Theatre, School of Geography, 2.15 p.m.

CONGREGATION election, 14 November: nominations by six members of Congregation to be received at the University Offices by 4 p.m.

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Tuesday 5 November

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

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: ` "Gunpowder Treason and Plot" ', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015.)

CONGREGATION meeting, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. QUILLET: `The Monarchy of Dante' (Carlyle Lectures: `Some aspects of political philosophy in the fourteenth century'), Schools, 5 p.m.

M. COHEN: `Limits of rational environmentalism' (Oxford for the Environment, Ethics, and Society seminars), Council Room, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

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Wednesday 6 November

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

HRH PRINCE KHALED BIN SULTAN BIN ABDULAZIZ: `Middle East security in an uncertain world' (lecture), New Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

DR C. SMITH: `Do anti-personnel landmines still have a military utility?' (Refugee Studies Programme Seminars on Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

R. RACE: `Materials, mechanisms, and magic: culture and technology through toys' (Friends of the Pitt Rivers Museum lecture), Pauling Centre for Human Sciences (58 Banbury Road), 5 p.m.

THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET perform works by Haydn, Bartók, and Beethoven, Holywell Music Room, 8 p.m. (tickets £8/£6 from Blackwell's Music Shop; student tickets £4, from Blackwell's or the Music Faculty).

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Thursday 7 November

DR M. BANKS: `Jainism and gender' (Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women seminars: `Gender, identity, and religion'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Lecturing skills practice---video playback', 2 p.m. (see information above).

PROFESSOR G. JOSIPOVICI (Weidenfeld Visiting Professor): `Shakespeare: trust and suspicion at play' (lecture series: `On trust'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR D. LOWENTHAL: `Environment as heritage: legacies of locale' (Linacre Lectures: `Culture and environment'), Lecture Theatre A, ZoologyPsychology Building, 5.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR A.R. BIRLEY: `Hadrian and Greek Senators' (Ronald Syme Lecture), the Hall, Wolfson, 5 p.m.

DR C. STRINGER: `African exodus: the origins of modern humanity' (Radcliffe Lecture), Witts Lecture Theatre, Radcliffe Infirmary, 6 p.m.

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