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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 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, Zoology/Psychology 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.

PROFESSOR TERRY EAGLETON delivers the Blackwell Lecture in Literary Theory, in celebration of the publication of The Illusions of Postmodernism, Holywell Music Room, 7.30 p.m.

ROBERT SHERLAW JOHNSON: piano recital, including works by Sherlaw Johnson, Liszt, and Messiaen, Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's, 8.30 p.m.

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Friday 8 November

PROFESSOR J. CLAMMER: `The racialisation of identity in south-east Asia: biology, cultural politics, and the invention of patriarchy in contemporary Singapore' (Ethnicity and Identity seminars: `The significance of kinship'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

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

DR C. CARPENTER: ` "The Lords and Noble Men which be in Authority": the nobility of later medieval England' (James Ford Special Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

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Saturday 9 November

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

CLAUDIA-ELISABETH SCHURR: piano recital of works by Bach, Beethoven, Liszt, and Scriabin, Holywell Music Room, 7.30 p.m. (admission £5/£3).

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Sunday 10 November

THE RT REVD PETER K. WALKER preaches (Remembrance Sunday), St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 11 November

DR J. LEGGETT: `Something is moving in the greenhouse' (Environmental Change Unit seminar), Main Lecture Theatre, School of Geography, 2.15 p.m.

PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES Faculty Board election, 5 December (one ordinary member): nominations by two electors to be received at the University Offices by 4 p.m.

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Tuesday 12 November

THE REVD DR DOUGLAS DUPREE preaches the Court Sermon, Cathedral, 10.30 a.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Techniques of drawing' (related to current exhibition), 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015.)

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Induction programme for academic staff— Session III', 2 p.m. (see information above).

PROFESSOR J. QUILLET: `Sovereignty and citizenship in the political thought of Marsilius of Padua; Marsilius of Padua and the Gospel' (Carlyle Lectures: `Some aspects of political philosophy in the fourteenth century'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR P. GOODWIN: `A tale of two cities' (Hoskins Lecture), Lecture Theatre, St Anne's, 5 p.m.

M. BELL: `The natural conscience: towards a sociology of environmental morality' (Oxford for the Environment, Ethics, and Society seminars), Council Room, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

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Wednesday 13 November

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM study-day: `East meets West', 10 a.m.–4 p.m. (telephone for cost and bookings: (2)78015).

DAVID VAISEY: `After thirty years the Librarian looks back' (Friends of the Bodleian thirty-minute lecture), Cecil Jackson Room, Sheldonian, 1 p.m.

DR N. MOLE: `Recent developments in asylum in Europe' (Refugee Studies Programme Seminars on Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

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Thursday 14 November

DR P. JEFFERY: `Engendering institutional communalism: gender, community, and the local state in rural Bijnor' (Centre for Cross- Cultural Research on Women seminars: `Gender, identity, and religion'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR SIR ROGER PENROSE: `The complexity of our singular universe' (Milne Lecture), Mathematical Institute, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR G. JOSIPOVICI (Weidenfeld Visiting Professor): `Romantic doubts' (lecture series: `On trust'), Schools, 5 p.m.

HOWARD DAVIES: `Management education: who needs it?' (Maurice Lubbock Lecture in Management Studies), Helwys Hall, Regent's Park College, 5 p.m.

LORD JENKINS: `The Chancellorship: some present reflections with a little history' (Romanes Lecture), Sheldonian, 5.45 p.m. (tickets not required).

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Friday 15 November

CHRIST CHURCH Picture Gallery exhibition opens: `A Christmas choice', by John McEwen, art critic, the Sunday Telegraph (until 21 January).

TRANSLATION RESEARCH in Oxford meeting (continues tomorrow): `Traduction, auto-traduction, bilinguisme, trilinguisme: Beckett, Nabokov', Maison Française and St Hugh's (telephone for information: (2)74996(2)74222).

RABBI DR J. ROMAIN: `The effect of mixed-faith marriages on family life and identity' (Ethnicity and Identity seminars: `The significance of kinship'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Medieval crafts: part 1', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015.)

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Sunday 17 November

THE REVD PREBENDARY JOHN PEARCE preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 18 November

DR J. WILLIAMS: `Managing environmental change in developing countries: information, decisions, and intervention' (Environmental Change Unit seminar), Main Lecture Theatre, School of Geography, 2.15 p.m.

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