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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 March

SEMINAR (Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France): `La francophonie', Maison Française, 10 a.m.

D. KENNEDY: `Culture in the landscape: North American perspectives on the recognition of culturally significant places' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminars: `Land and territoriality'), Institute of Social Anthropology, 11 a.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Costume in art', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9.30 a.m.--1 p.m.)

PROFESSOR H. ADOMEIT: `Germany and Russia' (Foreign Policy Studies Programme: `Germany, Europe, and the world'), Old Library, All Souls College, 5 p.m.

DR M. WALSH: `Relations of text and editorial matter in eighteenth-century literary editing' (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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Saturday 7 March

AFRICAN STUDIES SEMINAR: `Matrices of scientific knowledge and practice in colonial Africa: institutions, disciplines, projects, and people', St Antony's, 10 a.m.

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Sunday 8 March

THE REVD CANON PROFESSOR JOHN WEBSTER preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 9 March

J. THORNTON and

DR A. MEHTA: `Pricing the past: an analysis of the contaminated land regime' (Environmental Change Unit seminars), Main Lecture Theatre, School of Geography, 2.15 p.m.

RABBI JULIA NEUBERGER: `Inclusiveness and exclusiveness: Jews living with others in a pluralist society' (Mansfield College Religion and Democracy Programme), Rhodes House, 5 p.m.

J. SIMEANT: `Who clamours for attention---and who cares? Hunger strikes in France 1972–92' (seminar), Maison Française, 5 p.m.

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Tuesday 10 March

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM study course: `The splendours of the Renaissance: maiolica and Renaissance Venetian glass', 10 a.m.--4 p.m. (Cost: £19. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9.30 a.m.--12.30 p.m.)

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `An introduction to India: the refurbished gallery', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9.30 a.m.--1 p.m.)

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Information overload—beat the bumph!' (follow-up sessions for all staff), 1.30 p.m. (see information above).

CONGREGATION meeting, 2 p.m.

DR J. LOWDEN: ` "Like apples of gold in pictures in silver": images and words' (Grinfield Lectures on the Septuagint: `The illustration of the Septuagint'), Schools, 5 p.m.

SIR DAVID SMITH: `The changing idea of a university' (Wolfson College Lectures 1998: `The idea of a university', the Hall, Wolfson, 5 p.m.).

T. HAYWARD: `Constitutional environmental rights and their implications for democracy' (Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society seminars), Council Room, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

J. LICHTENSTEIN: `Hierarchy between painting and sculpture in France from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries' (seminar), Maison Française, 5 p.m.

SIR PATRICK CORMACK, MP, Dr Calum Macdonald, MP, and Dr David Butler: `Referendums—expanding or threatening British democracy?' (seminar series: `A Britain for the twenty-first century: the debate on constitutional change'), Lecture Theatre, New Building, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

WEI JINGHSENG: `The future of China and the world' (lecture arranged by Asian Studies Centre, St Antony's), Schools, 5 p.m. (open to the University; non-members of the University who wish to attend should telephone (2)74496).

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Wednesday 11 March

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

DR S. GREEN: `Citizenship and immigration in Germany' (Refugee Studies Programme Seminars on Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

C. BONNEUIL: `Science et politique coloniale: aux origines de l'Office de Recherche Scientifique et Technique d'Outre-Mer (ORSTOM), 1936--41' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET perform works by Haydn, Bartók, 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 12 March

DR L. SCIAMA: `Theme, plot, and gender in personal narratives' (Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women seminars: `Gender, culture, and development—new theoretical directions'), Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. EVANS: `The Habsburg lands' (`From Reform to Reaction: the revolutions in Europe, 1848'—a series of commemorative lectures), Schools, 5 p.m.

R. GILDEA: ` "La fin des notables?" Occupation, liberation, and local élites, 1940--5' (seminar), Maison Française, 5 p.m.

DR M. MINDEN: `The Buckow Elegies' (series: `The Brecht Centenary—"Streit under Gelächter": a seminar on Brecht's poetry'), Lecture Room 6, New College, 5.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR H. MORPHY: `Hunting to mining: transformations of the Australian landscape through time' (Linacre Lectures: `The environment and historical change'), Lecture Theatre A, Zoology/Psychology Building, 5.30 p.m.

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Friday 13 March

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

F. ARMITAGE: `The role of landscape in a Swazi Zionist Church: imitating ethnicity' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminars: `Land and territoriality'), Institute of Social Anthropology, 11 a.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Paintings of children', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9.30 a.m.--1 p.m.)

THE RT. HON. SIR MALCOLM RIFKIND: `Germany and Britain' (Foreign Policy Studies Programme: `Germany, Europe, and the world'), Old Library, All Souls College, 5 p.m.

S. MANDELBROTE: `Textual and production history of the English Bible, c.1610--c.1850' (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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Saturday 14 March

TRANSLATION RESEARCH in Oxford meeting: `Sens et non-sens', St Hugh's, 10 a.m.

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Sunday 15 March

THE VERY REVD DR PAUL PARVIS preaches, Oriel, 10 a.m.

SEMINAR (Journée d'étude franco-brittanique): `La cité et les normes: la démocratie et les conceptions du bien', Maison Française, 10 a.m.

THE BAND OF INSTRUMENTS, with the Choir of New College, perform J.S. Bach's St John Passion, the chapel, New College, 3 p.m. (free admission).

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Tuesday 17 March

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM study course: `The splendours of the Renaissance: the formation of the Ashmolean Renaissance collections, and Renaissance sculpture', 10 a.m.--4 p.m. (Cost: £19. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9.30 a.m.--12.30 p.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.--1 p.m.)

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Small group teaching', 2 p.m. (see information above).

PROFESSOR GEARÓID Ó TUATHAIGH: `On lame ducks and Celtic tigers: reflections on the Irish performance since 1921' (St Patrick's Day lecture), Haldane Room, Wolfson, 5 p.m. (tickets not required for admission).

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Thursday 19 March

PROFESSOR R.E. DICKERSON: `Designing drugs that read the DNA helix' (Newton–Abraham Lecture), Lecture Theatre, Dunn School, 5.30 p.m.

SIR DAVID WEATHERALL: `The activation of foetal genes: an alternative approach to gene therapy' (inaugural meeting of Oxford Cardiac Club), Margaret Thatcher Conference Centre, Somerville College, 5.30 p.m. (for information, tel. (2)72500/(2)72469).

SPECIAL LECTURE LIST (Trinity Term): items for inclusion to be received at Gazette Office by 5 p.m.

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