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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 31 January

DR P. WALEY: `Tokyo's East End: new stories, old identities—old stories, new identities' (Ethnicity and Identity seminars: `The identity of cities'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

DR O. KOLOSOV: `Beyond the wavelength limits' (Interdepartmental Graduate Lectures in Science: `The new microscopies---from molecules to man: acoustic microscopy'), Lindemann Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, 12 noon.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Introduction to sculpture in western art', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015.)

PROFESSOR J. HARRIS: `The nation as "moral community" or "business firm"?' (James Ford's Lectures in British History: `A land of lost content? Visions of civic virtue from Ruskin to Rawls'), Schools, 5 p.m.

D. TOMLINSON: `Post-evangelical theology' (lecture series: `Radical theologies'), Mansfield, 5 p.m.

P. MONTAGNON: `China's economic success: prospects and implications' (All Souls Foreign Policy Studies Programme: `China and the world'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

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Saturday 1 February

REFUGEE STUDIES PROGRAMME meeting: `Towards understanding the crisis in the Great Lakes region', Nissan Building, St Antony's, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. (registration at door, £5).

PITT RIVERS MUSEUM `Pitt Stop' event for children and families (not unaccompanied children): `Lighting the Chinese New Year', Main Museum Building, 2–4 p.m. (admission free).

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Sunday 2 February

THE REVD DR MAURICE WILES preaches, Cathedral, 10 a.m.

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Monday 3 February

BODLEAN LIBRARY exhibitions open: `Keeper's choice'—a selection of the acquisitions made during the tenure of the retiring Keeper of Printed Books; and `Land and lineage: the world of the nobility and gentry in England, 1500–1700' (both until 3 May).

CONGREGATION elections, 20 February: nominations by six members of Congregation to be received at the University Offices by 4 p.m.

DR J. BURGESS: `The economics of tropical forest land use options' (Environmental Change Unit seminars), Main Lecture Theatre, School of Geography, 2.15 p.m.

DR J. SMITH: `How to make mesoderm: inducing signals and responding genes' (Jenkinson Memorial Lecture), Lecture Theatre A, Zoology/Psychology Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. GRAY: `The future of human society' (Green College Lectures: `The shape of things to come'), Witts Lecture Theatre, Radcliffe Infirmary, 6 p.m.

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Tuesday 4 February

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

PROFESSOR J. KRISTEVA: `Proust, questions d'identité' (Sir Basil Zaharoff Lecture), Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR D. RINGE: `Language classification: scientific and unscientific methods' (Wolfson College Lectures: `The human inheritance: genes, language, and evolution'), the Hall, Wolfson, 5 p.m.

THE RT. HON. DOUGLAS HURD, MP, and Lord Dahrendorf: `Should there be a common European foreign and defence policy?' (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).

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Wednesday 5 February

DR G. DICKSON: `Medieval Pentecostalism: phenomenology and behaviour' (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 D. BOMFORD: `Trompe l'oeil, perspective, and illusion' (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' (second of six Martin D'Arcy Lectures), Lecture Room, Campion Hall, 5 p.m.

DR A. AGER: `Psychosocial wellness: the role of research' (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).

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Thursday 6 February

DR A. PETFORD-LONG: `Using electrons to see atoms' (Interdepartmental Graduate Lectures in Science: `The new microscopies---from molecules to man: electron microscopy'), Lindemann Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, 12 noon.

H. BELL: `Midwifery and female circumcision in the inter-war Anglo-Egyptian Sudan' (Centre for Cross- Cultural Research on Women seminars: `Gender and culture—identity and crisis'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

THE VERY REVD JOHN DRURY: `The incarnation of the Word and the words' (Hussey Lectures on the Church and the Arts: `Discerning the body'), Lecture Hall, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

LORD BELOFF: `Amery and the Constitution—what is new today?' (lecture series: `More thoughts on the Constitution'—to mark fiftieth anniversary of L.S. Amery's Chichele Lectures `Thoughts on the Constitution'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR PAUL RICHARDS and Professor Lewis Wolpert: `Is indigenous knowledge science?' (Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society `Head to Head' debates), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

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Friday 7 February

PROFESSOR S. WALMAN: `The effect of open systems on identity' (Ethnicity and Identity seminars: `The identity of cities'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

DR A. PETFORD-LONG: `Watching atoms move' (Interdepartmental Graduate Lectures in Science: `The new microscopies---from molecules to man: electron microscopy'), Lindemann Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, 12 noon.

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

PROFESSOR J. HARRIS: `What to do with the "sleeping partner": the incorporation of women' (James Ford's Lectures in British History: `A land of lost content? Visions of civic virtue from Ruskin to Rawls'), Schools, 5 p.m.

THE REVD PROFESSOR ANDREW LINZEY: `Animal theology' (lecture series: `Radical theologies'), Mansfield, 5 p.m.

IMOGEN COOPER performs piano works by Schubert, Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's, 8.30 p.m. (admission by free programme, available in advance from Porters' Lodge).

DR G. SEGAL: `China's security interests: challenges and responses' (All Souls Foreign Policy Studies Programme: `China and the world'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

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Sunday 9 February

THE REVD DR IAN KER preaches the Sermon on the Grace of Humility, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 10 February

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Financial management: financial and business planning', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

DR K. RAWLES: `Ethics and elephants' (Environmental Change Unit seminars), Main Lecture Theatre, School of Geography, 2.15 p.m.

DR B. GÄHWILER: `Causes and consequences of epilepsy in the hippocampus: new insights from in vitro studies' (Newton-Abraham Lecture), Large Lecture Theatre, University Laboratory of Physiology, 5 p.m.

BRIAN ALDISS: `Inventing the future: Utopia or Dystopia' (Green College Lectures: `The shape of things to come'), Witts Lecture Theatre, Radcliffe Infirmary, 6 p.m.

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Tuesday 11 February

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `The materials of Asian sculpture', 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 S.N. MACFARLANE (Lester B. Pearson Professor of International Relations): `The role of the United Nations in contemporary world politics: the pursuit of the possible' (inaugural lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR G. DOVER: `Human evolution: our turbulent genes and why we are not chimps' (Wolfson College Lectures: `The human inheritance: genes, language, and evolution'), the Hall, Wolfson, 5 p.m.

MR J. FLEMMING and Dr Andrew Walter: `Economic globalisation and national economic policy: what difference could a new British government make?' (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 J. AITCHISON: `Language origin and language today: an endless stairway?' (Friends of Rewley House Annual Lecture), Lecture Theatre, Rewley House, 8 p.m. (entry free to Friends, £2 to others).

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Wednesday 12 February

DR G. DICKSON: `Pentecostalism and prophecy in the Middle Ages' (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 D. BOMFORD: `Authenticity and authorship' (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' (third of six Martin D'Arcy Lectures), Lecture Room, Campion Hall, 5 p.m.

P. HARRIS: `The colours of India–east to west' (Friends of the Pitt Rivers Museum lecture series), Pauling Human Sciences Centre (58 Banbury Road), 5 p.m.

DR M. POTACKY: `Psychosocial wellness: use of census data' (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).

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Thursday 13 February

DR A. CEREZO: `Using atoms to see atoms' (Interdepartmental Graduate Lectures in Science: `The new microscopies---from molecules to man: the atom probe field ion microscope'), Lindemann Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, 12 noon.

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

G. SOMJEE: `Indian women: their growing participation in social and economic opportunities' (Centre for Cross- Cultural Research on Women seminars: `Gender and culture—identity and crisis'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

THE VERY REVD JOHN DRURY: `The isolation of the sacrificial body' (Hussey Lectures on the Church and the Arts: `Discerning the body'), Lecture Hall, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

LORD BELOFF: `The nature of the United Kingdom and the challenge of "devolution" ' (lecture series: `More thoughts on the Constitution'—to mark fiftieth anniversary of L.S. Amery's Chichele Lectures `Thoughts on the Constitution'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR H. RITVO: `The animal environment' (Linacre Lectures: `Culture and environment'), Lecture Theatre A, Zoology/Psychology Building, 5.30 p.m.

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Friday 14 February

PROFESSOR J. CLAMMER: `Identity in a city of migrants: city image and social geography in multi-ethnic Singapore' (Ethnicity and Identity seminars: `The identity of cities'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

DR A. CEREZO: `An atomic-scale body scanner for metals' (Interdepartmental Graduate Lectures in Science: `The new microscopies---from molecules to man: the Atom Probe Field Ion Microscope'), Lindemann Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, 12 noon.

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

PROFESSOR J. HARRIS: `Morality and "social welfare" ' (James Ford's Lectures in British History: `A land of lost content? Visions of civic virtue from Ruskin to Rawls'), Schools, 5 p.m.

THE REVD MICHAEL VASEY: `Gay theology' (lecture series: `Radical theologies'), Mansfield, 5 p.m.

B. HALL: `China and the United States' (All Souls Foreign Policy Studies Programme: `China and the world'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

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