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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 7 November

C. DWYER: `Contesting Muslim identities: negotiations of difference for young British Muslim women' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminars: `Education and the resolution of conflict'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

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

PROFESSOR A. BLAIR WORDEN: `John Milton and Oliver Cromwell' (James Ford Special Lecture in British History), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR RICHARD EYRE: `Theatre madness', Bernard Sunley Theatre, St Catherine's, 5 p.m.

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

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Saturday 8 November

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

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Sunday 9 November

THE REVD DR ALAN TORRANCE preaches (Remembrance Sunday), St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 10 November

DR W. ADAMS: `Community conservation: a privileged solution in sub-Saharan Africa?' (Environmental Change Unit Seminars), Main Lecture Theatre, School of Geography, 2.15 p.m.

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

PROFESSOR G. STEDMAN JONES: ` "All shall work": Saint- Simon and the critique of political economy' (Carlyle Lectures: `Before God died: enlightenment, revolution, and the genesis of the socialist Utopia'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR AVNER GREIF: `Social foundations of institutions that facilitate impersonal exchange: from the community responsibility system to individual legal responsibility in pre-modern Europe' (seminar), Hovenden Room, All Souls, 5 p.m.

DR D. HUGHES: `The NHS internal market: the limits of contractual governance' (seminar series: `Government by contract'), Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, 5 p.m.

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Tuesday 11 November

THE VEN. FRANK WESTON preaches the Court Sermon, Cathedral, 10.30 a.m.

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

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Induction programme for academic staff, session III: funding and finance', 2 p.m. (see information above).

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Creating knowledge—scholars, tutors, and learning processes' (first of three meetings on this theme), Schools, 2.30 p.m. (see information above).

D. FISK: `The public and environmental risk: probably more rational than we probably think?' (Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society seminars), Council Room, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

MRS MARY ROBINSON delivers the Romanes Lecture on the subject of Human Rights, Sheldonian, 5.45 p.m. (admission by ticket only, obtainable from the Sheldonian).

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Wednesday 12 November

THE HON. FLORA MACDONALD: `Refugee crisis in the Great Lakes: have any lessons been learned?' (Refugee Studies Programme: Annual Human Rights Lecture), Schools (East School), 5 p.m.

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Thursday 13 November

H. AZIZ: `Gendered access to tourism in the Sinai' (Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women seminars: `Tourism, gender, and development'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR P. BROOKS: `History painting and narrative—Delacroix's Moments' (Zaharoff Lecture), Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J.G.A. POCOCK: `The counter-enlightenments and the question of history' (lecture series: `The politics of history and the English Enlightenment', Schools, 5 p.m.

ADMIRAL SIR JOCK SLATER: `Contemporary maritime power' (Hudson Memorial Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

P. FITZGERALD: `The Franco-British conflicts in the Middle East after the First World War: the role of oil' (lecture), Middle East Centre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

THE HON. DR STAN MUDENGE: `Prospects for southern Africa in the twenty-first century' (Radcliffe Lecture), Witts Lecture Theatre, Radcliffe Infirmary, 6 p.m.

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Friday 14 November

C. HARDMAN: `Socialisation without rules: conflict or harmony in the new age' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminars: `Education and the resolution of conflict'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

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

PROFESSOR H.M.R.E. MAYR-HARTING (Regius Professor of Ecclesiastical History): `Perceptions of angels in history' (inaugural lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR P.F. GANZ: `Jacob Burckhardt and the study of the Middle Ages' (Jacob Burckhardt centenary lecture), Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

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Saturday 15 November

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM: `Behind the scenes in the Eastern Art Department', 10 a.m.–12 noon (cost £10. Tel. for information and bookings: (2)78015).

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