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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 Office Web site.

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Friday 5 December

P. FERGUSON: `Children of conflict: education for peace in northern Ghana' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminars: `Education and the resolution of conflict'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET (with Heather Birt, viola) perform Haydn's quartet, op. 20, no. 2, and Mozart's Quintet, K.516, Exeter College Chapel, 1 p.m. (tickets £5/£2.50 from Blackwell's Music Shop or at the door).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Shawabtis: model workers for the afterlife' (one of a series of in-depth talks on Egypt), 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9.30 a.m.--12.30 p.m.)

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Saturday 6 December

MAISON FRANÇAISE and Department of the History of Art meeting: `High art and hierarchy', Maison Française (continues tomorrow).

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Tuesday 9 December

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Nubia and the shrine of Taharqa' (one of a series of in-depth talks on Egypt), 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9.30 a.m.--12.30 p.m.)

MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES Faculty Board election, 18 December (one ordinary member): nominations by six electors to be received at the University Offices by 4 p.m.

SOCIAL STUDIES Faculty Board election, 18 December (one ordinary member): nominations by six electors to be received at the University Offices by 4 p.m.

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Friday 12 December

BRITISH CENTRE for Durkheimian Studies study-day: `Emile Durkheim, Le Suicide (1897): cent ans après', Maison Française (details from W.S.F. Pickering, Oxford 516785).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Samuel Palmer' (special exhibition), 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9.30 a.m.--12.30 p.m.)

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Sunday 14 December

CHRIST CHURCH Picture Gallery exhibition opens: `The Dean's choice' (until 24 February).

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Tuesday 16 December

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Camille Pissarro', 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.

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Wednesday 17 December

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Equality and diversity—academic and research staff', 9 a.m. (see information above).

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Friday 19 December

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Egypt: the art of the Amarna Period' (one of a series of in-depth talks on Egypt), 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9.30 a.m.--12.30 p.m.)

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Monday 22 December

CHRIST CHURCH Picture Gallery closed (reopens 2 January).

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Tuesday 23 December

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `A Christmas tour of the Ashmolean', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9.30 a.m.--12.30 p.m.)

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Wednesday 24 December

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM closed (reopens 30 December).

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Tuesday 30 December

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Costume in the Hope portraits' (special exhibition), 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9.30 a.m.--12.30 p.m.)

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Thursday 1 January

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM closed (today only).

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Thursday 8 January

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINASR: `Lecturing skills practice for arts', 9.30 a.m.; video playback, 2 p.m. (see information above).

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Friday 9 January

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

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Tuesday 13 January

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINARS: `Lecturing skills practice', 9.30 a.m.; `Lecturing skills practice for sciences', 2 p.m. (see information above).

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Wednesday 14 January

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Working together' (for academics, administrators, and their secretaries), 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

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Thursday 15 January

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Tutorial teaching—arts', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

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Monday 19 January

DR J. ASHTON: `On comparing religions' (Wilde Lectures: `The religion of the apostle Paul'), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR A. BORAINE: `Churches and apartheid in South Africa' (Mansfield College Religion and Democracy Programme), Rhodes House, 5 p.m.

DR P. SLACK: `Plagues in history: the European experience' (Green College Lectures: `Plagues'), Witts Lecture Theatre, Radcliffe Infirmary, 6 p.m.

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