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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 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

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

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

T. DALYELL: `The environmental implications of the abuse of the UN and abuse of sanctions' (Oxford Centre 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.)

DR R. PARKIN: `Caste, kinship, and identity in India' (Ethnicity and Identity seminars: `The significance of kinship'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

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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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Wednesday 11 December

MS F. NICHOLSON: `Carrier sanctions: another brick in the wall of Fortress Europe' (Refugee Studies Programme Seminars on Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

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Thursday 12 December

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Lecturing skills practice—sciences', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

PROFESSOR HERMAN WALDMANN: `Reprogramming the immune system' (Oxford Innovation Society Winter Lecture), Department of Pharmacology, 6 p.m. (admission by ticket only, from Isis Innovation: (2)72413).

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Friday 13 December

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Writing research papers, abstracts, and posters', 9.15 a.m. (see information above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Eighteenth-century paintings: the "Grand Tour" ', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015.)

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Tuesday 17 December

MICHAELMAS TERM ends.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `The arts of Byzantium', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015.)

CONGREGATION meeting, 2 p.m.

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Friday 20 December

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

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Tuesday 31 December

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

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Friday 3 January

DR H. CLIFFORD: `Oxford college silver' (Ashmolean Museum: Sir David Piper New Year Lecture), Lecture Theatre, Taylor Institution, 11 a.m. (admission free).

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Saturday 4 January

PITT RIVERS MUSEUM `Pitt Stop' event for children: `Cat's-cradles from around the world', 2 p.m. (telephone for information: (2)70927).

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Tuesday 7 January

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

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