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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 6 February

DR J. PFAFF-CZARNECKA: `Ritual distances, territorial divisions: land, power, and identity in central Nepal' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminars: `Land and territoriality'), Institute of Social Anthropology, 11 a.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `The cup that cheers: vessels for hot drinks', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9.30 a.m.--12.30 p.m.)

PROFESSOR R.R. DAVIES: `The Anglicisation of the British Isles' (Ford Lectures in British History: `Beyond the English state: power, societies, and identities in the British Isles, 1093–1343'), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR D. FINKELSTEIN: `From print to popular culture: tracing the history of the "Battle of Dorking" ' (seminar series `From text to book: new studies in literature and history'), North Lecture Room, St John's, 5 p.m.

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Sunday 8 February

THE REVD PETER SOUTHWELL preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

CHRIST CHURCH Picture Gallery exhibition opens: `House Work'—work by Christ Church art students studying at the Ruskin School (until 3 March).

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Monday 9 February

G. BODEKER: `Medicinal plant biodiversity---linking human health, conservation, and traditional cultural values' (Environmental Change Unit seminars), Main Lecture Theatre, School of Geography, 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR P. EKMAN: `Darwin dismissed: why his book on "The Expression of the Emotions" was ignored for nearly a century' (Cognitive Neuroscience Seminar), Lecture Theatre A, Department of Experimental Psychology, 4.30 p.m.

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

PROFESSOR A. DOUADY: `Fractal dynamics: construction and structure' (lecture, related to current exhibition at the Maison Française `Un Monde Fractal'), Maison Française, 5 p.m.

O. FILLIEULE: `Issues in the methodology of data collection on protest events: lessons from the French case' (seminar), Maison Française, 5 p.m.

SIR KENNETH CALMAN: `Plagues of the millennium' (Green College Lectures: `Plagues'), Witts Lecture Theatre, Radcliffe Infirmary, 6 p.m.

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Tuesday 10 February

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

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Oxfordshire in the Ashmolean: the last three centuries', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9.30 a.m.--12.30 p.m.)

J. WILLETT: `Absorbing Brecht' (Brecht Centenary Lecture: series of events to mark the centenary of the birth of Bertolt Brecht), Taylor Institution, 12 noon.

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `A systems approach to learning, applied to organisational learning and the higher education system' (Professor Diana Laurillard), Schools, 2.30 p.m. (see information above).

DR TOM KUHN introduces showing of Die Dreigroschenoper (The Threepenny Opera), by G.W. Pabst (series of events to mark the centenary of the birth of Bertolt Brecht), Taylor Institution, 3 p.m.

SIR MICHAEL WHEELER-BOOTH: `The House of Lords' (Waynflete Lectures: `Parliament in a changing world'), Schools, 5 p.m.

J. SAYER: `Linking universities across Europe: principles, practicalities, and perspectives' (Wolfson College Lectures 1998: `The idea of a university', the Hall, Wolfson, 5 p.m.).

R. CLIFT: `The emergence of industrial ecology' (Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society seminars), Council Room, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

R. DÉMORIS: `Destin et paradoxes de la hiérarchie des genres entre Félibien et Diderot' (seminar), Maison Française, 5 p.m.

THE RT. HON. MICHAEL ANCRAM, MP, and Andrew Adonis: `Is English regional government necessary?' (seminar series: `A Britain for the twenty-first century: the debate on constitutional change'), Lecture Theatre, New Building, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

EVA MEIER performs Brecht songs, with music by Kurt Weill and Hanns Eisler, Holywell Music Room, 7.30 p.m. (series of events to mark the centenary of the birth of Bertolt Brecht).

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Wednesday 11 February

S. MANDELBROTE: `John Locke's books' (Friends of the Bodleian thirty-minute lecture), Cecil Jackson Room, Sheldonian, 1 p.m.

PROFESSOR K. WEIL-GARRIS BRANDT: `The "primacy of sculpture" ' (Slade Lectures: `Michelangelo at the millennium'), Lecture Hall, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

SIR WALTER BODMER: `The Book of Man: genetics for health and welfare' (Friends of Rewley House Annual Lecture), Lecture Theatre, Rewley House, 5 p.m. (admission by ticket, available from Rewley House after 1 February).

PROFESSOR S. FÖRSTER: `Germany's military élite and the origins of the First World War' (lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

B. O'DONOGHUE: `Irish poetic language before Yeats' (OED Forum), Rewley House, 5 p.m.

G. JAEGER: `The new EU Refugee Law' (Refugee Studies Programme Seminars on Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

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Thursday 12 February

DR D. MILLS: `Situating "development": reworking transnational feminisms in Uganda' (Centre for Cross- Cultural Research on Women seminars: `Gender, culture, and development—new theoretical directions'), Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Dealing with harassment', 2 p.m. (see information above).

DR L. MITCHELL: `England and 1848' (`From Reform to Reaction: the revolutions in Europe, 1848'—a series of commemorative lectures), Schools, 5 p.m.

R. HARRIS: `The political emergence of Lourdes' (seminar), Maison Française, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR H.-H. MÜLLER: `Love—Not—Memory. An interpretation of Bertolt Brecht: "Erinnerung an die Marie A."/Remembering Marie A.' (series: `The Brecht Centenary—"Streit under Gelächter": a seminar on Brecht's poetry'), Lecture Room 6, New College, 5.15 p.m.

DR O. RACKHAM: `Boundaries and country planning: ancient and modern' (Linacre Lectures: `The environment and historical change'), Lecture Theatre A, Zoology/Psychology Building, 5.30 p.m.

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Friday 13 February

DR D. COOPER: `Discourses of place among Orthodox Jews in London; symbolic domains, religious rights, and the cultural contract' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminars: `Land and territoriality'), Institute of Social Anthropology, 11 a.m.

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

MARTIN BELL, MP: `Making a difference: the case for principled journalism' (Philip Geddes Memorial Lecture), Schools, 4.45 p.m.

PROFESSOR R.R. DAVIES: `Political heartlands and political outbacks' (Ford Lectures in British History: `Beyond the English state: power, societies, and identities in the British Isles, 1093–1343'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR CORMAC Ó GRÁDA: `Fleeing from famine: the Irish in New York' (Sir John Hicks Lecture in Economic History), Schools, 5 p.m.

J. ROPER: `Germany in the European Union' (Foreign Policy Studies Programme: `Germany, Europe, and the world'), Old Library, All Souls College, 5 p.m.

DR P. MCDONALD: `Reading books: "The Lake Isle of Innisfree" through the 1890s' (seminar series `From text to book: new studies in literature and history'), North Lecture Room, St John's, 5 p.m.

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Sunday 15 February

THE REVD PROFESSOR DUNCAN FORRESTER preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 16 February

P. O'KEEFE: `Natural hazards, complex emergencies, and environmental rehabilitation' (Environmental Change Unit seminars), Main Lecture Theatre, School of Geography, 2.15 p.m.

PHYSICAL SCIENCES Faculty Board election, 12 March (one official member): nominations by two members to be received at the University Offices by 4 p.m.

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

B. DOHERTY: `Understanding tactical innovation in the British anti-roads protests' (seminar), Maison Française, 5 p.m.

A. GRAY: `The reconstruction of Brahms' String Quintet, op. 34' (public lecture), Holywell Music Room, 5.15 p.m. (relates to concert, below).

THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET (with Pal Banda, cellor) perform works by Haydn, Mozart, and Brahms, Holywell Music Room, 8 p.m. (tickets £8/£6/£4 from Blackwell's Music Shop or at the door).

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Tuesday 17 February

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM exhibition opens: `Nineteenth-century French and German drawings from the Grete Ring bequest' (until 19 April).

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Information overload—beat the bumph!' (academic staff), 9.15 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, 9.30 a.m.--12.30 p.m.)

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `New disciplines, new teaching?' (Professor Ronald Barnett), Schools, 2.30 p.m. (see information above).

SIR MICHAEL WHEELER-BOOTH: `The House of Commons' (Waynflete Lectures: `Parliament in a changing world'), Schools, 5 p.m.

R. JACKSON, MP: `The universities, government, and society' (Wolfson College Lectures 1998: `The idea of a university', the Hall, Wolfson, 5 p.m.).

D. SLATER: `Environmental risk assessment' (Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society seminars), Council Room, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

P. CROWTHER: `Problems in the definition of art' (seminar), Maison Française, 5 p.m.

THE RT. HON. DAVID CURRY, MP, Dr Phyllis Starkey, MP, and Professor John Stewart: `Should local government be a partner of national government or its agent?' (seminar series: `A Britain for the twenty-first century: the debate on constitutional change'), Lecture Theatre, New Building, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR DR K. BIEDENKOPF: `Germany's transformation after unification: problems and achievements in the new federal states' (Konrad Adenauer Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

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Wednesday 18 February

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM study-day: `Conservation of pictorial art: paintings, frames, and works on paper', 9.30 a.m.--4 p.m. (Cost: £10. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9.30 a.m.--12.30 p.m.)

PROFESSOR K. WEIL-GARRIS BRANDT: `The "liberator of architecture" ' (Slade Lectures: `Michelangelo at the millennium'), Lecture Hall, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

DR N. VAN HEAR: `The mass exodus, dispersal, and regrouping of migrant communities' (Refugee Studies Programme Seminars on Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

DR L. AUSTERN: `The Siren, the Muse, and the God of Love: music and gender in the seventeenth-century emblem books' (public lecture), Holywell Music Room, 5.15 p.m.

THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET perform works by Mozart, Tippett, and Beethoven, Holywell Music Room, 8 p.m. (tickets £8/£6/£4 from Blackwell's Music Shop or at the door).

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Thursday 19 February

DR S. RAI: `Developing explanations for difference(s): gender and village level democracy in India and China' (Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women seminars: `Gender, culture, and development—new theoretical directions'), Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR P. MULDOON: `Getting round: notes towards an Ars Poetica' (F.W. Bateson Memorial Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

HE ESMAT ABD AL-MEGUID: `Arab nationalism at the turn of the century' (lecture), New Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR H. POGGE VON STRANDMANN: `Germany' (`From Reform to Reaction: the revolutions in Europe, 1848'—a series of commemorative lectures), Schools, 5 p.m.

O. HUFTON: `Laïcisation, catholicism, republicanism: finding a space for feminism' (seminar), Maison Française, 5 p.m.

C. DELANO SMITH: `Sight, memory, and maps in travelling since the Middle Ages' (Oxford Seminars in Cartography), Bodleian, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR E. BOA: `Countering the anxiety of impotence: power and authority in Brecht's Svendborg collection' (series: `The Brecht Centenary—"Streit under Gelächter": a seminar on Brecht's poetry'), Lecture Room 6, New College, 5.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR C.V. PHYTHIAN-ADAMS: `Environments and identities: landscape as cultural projection in the English provincial past' (Linacre Lectures: `The environment and historical change'), Lecture Theatre A, Zoology/Psychology Building, 5.30 p.m.

LORD NOLAN: `Integrity and corruption in public life' (Thomas More Lecture), University Catholic Chaplaincy, 6 p.m.

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