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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 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.)

DR J. LOWDEN: `In the beginning: sources and transmission' (Grinfield Lectures on the Septuagint: `The illustration of the Septuagint'), Schools, 5 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.

PROFESSOR PAUL BEW (with Professor Roy Foster, discussant): `Northern Ireland: what can be done?' (seminar 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.

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' (lecture), 47 Wellington Square, 5 p.m.

C. HAILEY: `Pierrot lunaire, Le rossignol and the redolence of memory' (lecture), Rehearsal Hall, Music Faculty, 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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Friday 7 March

DR M. CHAPMAN: `Bradford, a Midlands city' (Ethnicity and Identity seminars: `The identity of cities'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

DR P. STYLES: `MRI—a tool kit for imaging structure, physiology, and biochemistry' (Interdepartmental Graduate Lectures in Science: `The new microscopies---from molecules to man: magnetic resonance imaging'), Lindemann Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, 12 noon.

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

PROFESSOR D. TURNER: `Mystical theology' (lecture series: `Radical theologies'), Mansfield, 5 p.m.

SIR JOHN COLES: `China, Britain, and Hong Kong' (All Souls Foreign Policy Studies Programme: `China and the world'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

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Saturday 8 March

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

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Sunday 9 March

THE RT. REVD LORD HABGOOD preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 10 March

DR D. ROGERS and Dr W. Wint: `Identifying tsetse control areas in Africa' (Environmental Change Unit seminars), Main Lecture Theatre, School of Geography, 2.15 p.m.

C. HAROCHE: `La considération: comportements psychologiques, positions sociales, ou droits juridico- politiques' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

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Tuesday 11 March

CONGREGATION meeting, 2 p.m.

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

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Information overload: beat the bumph follow-up', 2 p.m. (see information above).

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

DR J. LOWDEN: `Disperse them among the nations: diaspora and translation' (Grinfield Lectures on the Septuagint: `The illustration of the Septuagint'), Schools, 5 p.m.

SIR WALTER BODMER: `Human genetic diversity and disease susceptibility' (Wolfson College Lectures: `The human inheritance: genes, language, and evolution'), the Hall, Wolfson, 5 p.m.

MS J. ANDERSON, MP, and Mr E. Garnier, MP: `How much difference can a change of government make?' (concluding meeting in 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).

PROFESSOR K.E. DAVIES: `Challenges in muscular dystrophy' (Emery Lecture), Witts Lecture Theatre, Radcliffe Infirmary, 6 p.m.

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Wednesday 12 March

PROFESSOR D. BOMFORD: `Positivism and picture cleaning' (Slade Lectures: `Art and uncertainty: technical studies, art history, and conservation'), Lecture Hall, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR G. BROTHERSTON: `Painted books of ancient Mexico—recent discoveries' (Friends of the Pitt Rivers Museum lecture series), Pauling Human Sciences Centre (58 Banbury Road), 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR D. PARKIN: `Mementoes, reality and human displacement' (Refugee Studies Programme: Elizabeth Colson Lecture), Rhodes House, 5 p.m.

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Thursday 13 March

FRANCO-BRITISH COLLOQUIUM (various speakers): `Science and instrumentation: Franco-British themes since 1800', Maison Française, all day.

DR P. MATTHEWS: `Monitoring local changes in the brain' (Interdepartmental Graduate Lectures in Science: `The new microscopies---from molecules to man: imaging thought'), Lindemann Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, 12 noon.

MATRICULATION ceremony, Convocation House, 12.30 p.m.

DR J. OPENSHAW: `Extolling women? Attitudes of male Bengali "Bauls" ' (Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women seminars: `Gender and culture—identity and crisis'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR F. MYERS: `Re/conceptualising the native: environmentalism, primitivism, and claiming the Australian Western Desert' (Linacre Lectures: `Culture and environment'), Lecture Theatre A, Zoology/Psychology Building, 5.30 p.m.

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Friday 14 March

CONFERENCE: `German medical war crimes, medical ethics, and post-war justice' (Wellcome Unit symposium to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the Nuremberg Medical Trial), Linacre (contact Dr Paul Weindling: (2)74603).

F. GRIGNON: `Searching for the core of an African city: the Matatus of Nairobi, Kenya' (Ethnicity and Identity seminars: `The identity of cities'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

DR P. MATTHEWS: `Changes in brain state during cognitive processes' (Interdepartmental Graduate Lectures in Science: `The new microscopies---from molecules to man: imaging thought'), Lindemann Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, 12 noon.

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

THE REVD PROFESSOR JOHN HICK: `Multi-faith theology' (lecture series: `Radical theologies'), Mansfield, 5 p.m.

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