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Academic Staff Development 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 ProgrammeWeb site.

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Friday 8 May

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM study-day: `Exploring the Baroque: the Weldon Gallery redesigned', 9.30 a.m.--4 p.m. (Cost: £16. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9.30 a.m.--12.30 p.m.)

PROFESSOR J. VISCOMI: `Making Blake's books, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, and the WWW Blake archive' (seminar, related to McKenzie Lecture), Seminar Room C, St John's, 12 noon.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `A birdwatcher's guide to the Ashmolean', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9.30 a.m.--1 p.m.)

DR G. TER HAAR: `The African religious diaspora in Europe: migration and identity' (seminar series: `Transnational communities, diasporas, and globalisation'), Lecture Room, Christ Church, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR M. ALBROW: `Frames and transformations in transnational studies' (ESRC Research Programme in Transnational Communities: `Conceiving transnational activity'), Upper Lecture Theatre, School of Geography, 2 p.m.

SIR MARTIN WOOD: `Superconductivity, eighty-seven years on—where's it going?' (Cherwell–Simon Lecture), Lecture Theatre A, Zoology/Psychology Building, 4.30 p.m.

CANON ERIC JAMES: `Spirituality, Shakespeare, and royalty: has the monarchy a future?' (Eric Symes Abbott Memorial Lecture), the chapel, Keble, 5.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. WEISBERG: `Vichy law and the Holocaust in France' (Socio-Legal Studies Annual Lecture), Room 6, Examination Schools, 5.30 p.m.

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Sunday 10 May

DR JANET MARTIN SOSKICE preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 11 May

DR S. HOWE: `The 1798 Irish Revolution and its bicentenary: politics, memory, and history' (Ruskin College Politics Forum---public lectures), Raphael Samuel Hall, Ruskin College, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR R.J.W. EVANS (Regius Professor of Modern History): `The language of history and the history of language' (inaugural lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

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

PROFESSOR M. SANDEL: `Commodification, commercialisation, and privatisation' (Tanner Lectures on Human Values: `What money can't buy: the moral limits of markets'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. FRYKENBERG: `Nayakas, Rayats, and Zamindars: political contributions to India's constitution' (Radhakrishnan Memorial Lectures: `India's Raj: indigenous components and the imperial construction of India'), Schools, 5 p.m.

R. RASHED: `Arab science and classical modernity' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

STEVEN ISSERLIS and wThomas Ades perform works for cello and piano by Bach, Suk, Janacek, Kodaly, and Barber, Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's, 8.30 p.m. (admission by free programme, available from the Porters' Lodge, St John's).

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Tuesday 12 May

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Illustrators of the 1860s' (special exhibition), 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9.30 a.m.--1 p.m.)

PROFESSOR E.R. MAY (Harmsworth Professor of American History): `Shaping forces in American foreign policy' (inaugural lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR M. SANDEL: `Markets, morals, and the public sphere' (Tanner Lectures on Human Values: `What money can't buy: the moral limits of markets'), Schools, 5 p.m.

R. ATTFIELD: `Environmental sensitivity and the critiques of stewardship' (Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society seminars: second of three seminars on Ecology and Theology), Council Room, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

R. RASHED: `Descartes entre al-Khayam et Newton' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR F. LENGER: `Unwelcome traditions: the debate about the "Völkish" roots of social history in Germany' (public lecture), New Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 8.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. DE VRIES: `Did a consumer culture emerge before the Industrial Revolution?' (Seminar in Social and Cultural History, 1500--1800), Hovenden Room, All Souls, 8.30 p.m.

THE DUKE STRING QUARTET perform works by Kevin Volans, Peter Koene, and Bartók, the chapel, Trinity College, 8.30 p.m. (admission free).

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Wednesday 13 May

C. FRANKLIN: `The Bowdlers and their family Shakespeare' (Friends of the Bodleian thirty-minute lecture), Cecil Jackson Room, Sheldonian, 1 p.m.

P.D. JAMES: `Mystery and mayhem: the craft of the detective story' (Richard Hillary Memorial Lecture), St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR L. SKLAR: `Idealisation and representation' (John Locke Lectures: `Philosophy within science'), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR W.B. DREES: `From nothing until now: faith in the natural history of our universe' (Idreos Lectures in Science and Religion), Harris Manchester, 5 p.m.

DR M. CERNEA: `Economics, the private sector, and human rights: open issues in population resettlement' (Refugee Studies Programme: Elizabeth Colson Lecture), Rhodes House, 5 p.m.

DR I. ZWEINIGER-BARGIELOWSKA: `The citizen housewife: women under austerity in the 1940s' (interdisciplinary seminars: `Gender and the public/private divide'), Seminar Room, Nuffield, 5 p.m.

DR S. MUELLER-WILLE: `Collectors, system-builders and world-wide commerce: the epistemic functions of collection in Linnaean botany' (seminar series: `Collection and comparison in the sciences'), Museum of the History of Science, 5 p.m.

D. RIBARD and A. Viala: `Fontenelle au carrefour: histoire, philosophie, sciences et littérature' (first of three meetings: `Histoire et littérature: France—Ancien Régime'), Maison Française, 5 p.m.

ACADEMICIAN M.L. GASPAROV: `Analysis v. interpretation: two poems by Osip Mandelstam about Gothic cathedrals' (in English) (Taylor Institution Sesquicentennial Lectures: `Languages and literatures of Europe'), Lecture Hall, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

UNIVERSITY CLUB wine-tasting: Burgundies, 5.45 p.m. (admission £2).

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Thursday 14 May

CHRIST CHURCH Picture Gallery exhibition opens: `The Key to the Door', by Oxford Printmakers (exhibition for Oxford Artweek; until 11 June).

PROFESSOR J. FENTON (Professor of Poetry): `D.H. Lawrence' (lecture series: `Three Poets: D.H. Lawrence, Robert Lowell, Ted Hughes'), Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 2 p.m.

DR C. CONNAL: `The Devi and the Bandit Queen: a cross- disciplinary approach to the question of women's roles' (Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women seminars), Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR P. SINGER: `Ethics and the treatment of animals' (lecture series in the history and philosophy of biology), Sherrington Room, Department of Physiology, 4 p.m.

THE REVD DR ALAN TORRANCE: `The body of Christ and the reconciled mind' (Hensley Henson Lectures in Theology: `The Christ of history and the open society'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR W.B. DREES: `Spirituality or superstition? Criteria for quality in science, religion, and popular culture' (Idreos Lectures in Science and Religion), Harris Manchester, 5 p.m.

N. SHAPIRA and M. Bombart: `L'étrange Balzac (Jean-Louis Guez de) et l'histoire' (second of three meetings: `Histoire et littérature: France—Ancien Régime'), Keble, 5 p.m.

DR J. ROCHE: `Harriot, Oxford, and twentieth-century historiography' (Thomas Harriot Lecture), Champneys Room, Oriel, 5 p.m.

THE RT. HON. PETER MANDELSON, MP: `Beyond the Dome' (introduced by the Cameron Mackintosh Professor, Thelma Holt, CBE), Bernard Sunley Lecture, St Catherine's, 5 p.m.

MRS H. BROWN: ` "Vom ertrunkenen Mädchen" / "The drowned girl" in Baal and the Hauspostille' (The Brecht Centenary in Oxford—Streit und Gelächter: a seminar on Brecht's poetry), Lecture Room 6, New College, 5.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR STEIN RINGEN: `Precariousness, social assistance, and social work' (lecture), E.P. Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green College, 6 p.m.

M. SOUTHCOTT: `Labour and electoral reform' (Ruskin College Politics Forum---public lectures), Raphael Samuel Hall, Ruskin College, 7.30 p.m.

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Friday 15 May

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Dealing with the media—advanced (television and crisis management)', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

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

THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET (with Dominique Wong-Min, piano) perform works by Haydn and Dvorák, Holywell Music Room, 1 p.m. (tickets £5/£2.50 from Blackwell's Music Shop or at the door).

RABBI DR NORMAN SOLOMON: `The dialectic of universal and particular in modern Judaism' (seminar series: `Transnational communities, diasporas, and globalisation'), Lecture Room, Christ Church, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR K. ROBINS: `Spaces of global media' (ESRC Research Programme in Transnational Communities: `Conceiving transnational activity'), Upper Lecture Theatre, School of Geography, 2 p.m.

C. JOUHAUD and D. Blocker: `History and literature: prospects' (third of three meetings: `Histoire et littérature: France—Ancien Régime'), Wadham, 5 p.m.

S. MENDES and

S. Russell-Beale: `Thersites, Richard III, Ariel, Iago---creating a Shakespearian character on stage' (introduced by the Cameron Mackintosh Professor, Thelma Holt, CBE), Bernard Sunley Lecture, St Catherine's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J.-C. COLLIARD: `Les quarante ans de la Cinquième République—La Cohabitation: trois expériences' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

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Saturday 16 May

FRANCO-BRITISH colloquium (various speakers): `Révolution: arts, sciences, politique', Maison Française, 9.30 a.m.–6 p.m. (continues tomorrow).

LORD NOLAN: `Government, ethics, and the law' (Blackstone Lecture), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 11.30 a.m.

JULIET ALLEN performs piano works by Beethoven, Tippett, and Brahms, Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's, 8 p.m. (free tickets available on application to College Secretary).

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Sunday 17 May

THE REVD DR SUSAN DURBER preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 18 May

P. HUDIS: `The philosophy of Marxist-humanism' (Ruskin College Politics Forum---public lectures), Raphael Samuel Hall, Ruskin College, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. FRYKENBERG: `Munshis, Pandits, and Vakils: cultural contributions to India's consolidation' (Radhakrishnan Memorial Lectures: `India's Raj: indigenous components and the imperial construction of India'), Schools, 5 p.m.

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Tuesday 19 May

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

CONGREGATION meeting, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR VERA C. RUBIN: `What Halley didn't know about the universe' (Halley Lecture), Lecture Theatre, University Museum, 5 p.m.

DR H. KAMMINGA: `Medical models of causation: the case of the discovery of vitamin deficiency diseases' (lecture series in the history and philosophy of biology), Sherrington Room, Department of Physiology, 5 p.m.

I. BRADLEY: `God is Green—or is He? Thoughts on Christianity, the churches, and the environment' (Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society seminars: last of three seminars on Ecology and Theology), Council Room, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR QUENTIN SKINNER: `The imagery of government in the Italian Renaissance' (Henry Rowlatt Bickley Memorial Lecture), Mordan Hall, St Hugh's, 5.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. DARNTON: `Policing a poem in Paris, 1749' (Seminar in Social and Cultural History, 1500--1800), Hovenden Room, All Souls, 8.30 p.m.

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