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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 10 October

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `A stroll through eastern art portraits' (a series of talks to mark the reopening of the Eastern Art Galleries), 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9.30 a.m.–12.30 p.m.)

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Accounting and planning: module II', 9.30 a.m. (see information above; continues on 15 October).

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Saturday 11 October

PROFESSOR G. WELLS: `The origin of language' (David Oppenheimer Memorial Lecture), Old Library, University Church, 5.30 p.m. (followed by concert at 7 p.m. of works by David Oppenheimer, Copland, Britten, and Poulenc).

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Sunday 12 October

THE REVD DR NICHOLAS SAGOVSKY preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 13 October

ENGLISH FACULTY BOARD election, 6 November (one ordinary member): nominations by two electors to be received at the University Offices by 4 p.m.

LAW FACULTY BOARD election, 6 November (one ordinary member): nominations by two electors to be received at the University Offices by 4 p.m.

SOCIAL STUDIES FACULTY BOARD election, 6 November (one official and one ordinary member): nominations by two electors to be received at the University Offices by 4 p.m.

PROFESSOR G. STEDMAN JONES: `1989–1789: a new history of the rise and fall of the socialist Utopia' (Carlyle Lectures: `Before God died: enlightenment, revolution, and the genesis of the socialist Utopia'), Schools, 5 p.m.

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Tuesday 14 October

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

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Examining and assessing undergraduates', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Portraits', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9.30 a.m.–12.30 p.m.)

NIKLAUS WIRTH: `Hints on programmming language design' (Strachey Lecture), Computing Laboratory Lecture Theatre, Wolfson Building, 5 p.m.

P. MONAGHAN: `Can a bank bring about a sustainable world?' (Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society seminars), Council Room, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR C. HUMPHREYS: `Electrons, atoms, metals, and alloys: revisited' (Hume-Rothery Memorial Lecture), Nuclear Physics Lecture Theatre, 6.30 p.m.

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Wednesday 15 October

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Accounting and planning: module II', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

PROFESSOR B. WILLIAMS: `Humanitarianism and the right to intervene' (Refugee Studies Programme Seminars on Forced Migration), Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

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Thursday 16 October

THEA SINCLAIR: `Gender, work, and tourism in developing countries: an overview' (Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women seminars: `Tourism, gender, and development'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR J.G.A. POCOCK: `Setting the scene: history, Britain, and Europe' (lecture series: `The politics of history and the English Enlightenment', Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR KOZO TATARA: `Prospects for the public health in Japan' (Litchfield Lecture), E.P. Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green College, 6 p.m.

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Friday 17 October

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `The Islamic Gallery' (a series of talks to mark the reopening of the Eastern Art Galleries), 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9.30 a.m.–12.30 p.m.)

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Working together' (for academics, administrators, and their secretaries), 2 p.m. (see information above).

LORD KINGSLAND: `Sovereignty and supra-nationality', Maison Française, 8 p.m.

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Saturday 18 October

MATRICULATION ceremonies, Sheldonian (various times).

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Sunday 19 October

HMI ROSEMARY PEACOCKE preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

CHRIST CHURCH Picture Gallery exhibition opens: `Alun Ward—new work' (until 16 November).

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Monday 20 October

PROFESSOR G. STEDMAN JONES: ` "How to end the Revolution?": dechristianisation, the search for a new "spiritual power" and the genesis of "socialism" in France' (Carlyle Lectures: `Before God died: enlightenment, revolution, and the genesis of the socialist Utopia'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. BOUVERESSE: `Robert Musil et la philosophie de l'histoire' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m

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Tuesday 21 October

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Induction programme for academic staff, session II: support services for teaching and research', 12 noon (see information above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Egypt: painting and sculpture' (a series of in-depth talks on aspects of Egypt), 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.

SOCIAL STUDIES Faculty Board election, 30 October (one ordinary member): nominations by six electors to be received at the University Offices by 4 p.m.

D. OSBORN: `1997 Earth Summit II: success or failure? How can we do better in 2002?' (Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society seminars), Council Room, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

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Wednesday 22 October

DR J. GRIFFIN: `Human rights, everyone's rights?' (Refugee Studies Programme Seminars on Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

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Thursday 23 October

GLEN BOWMAN: `The politics of representation in Palestinian tourism' (Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women seminars: `Tourism, gender, and development'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

DR PIERRE HASSNER: `The bourgeois and the barbarian: war and peace in the post-military age' (Cyril Foster Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J.B. TRAPP: `The portraits of the Reformers' (Tyndale Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

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

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Friday 24 October

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Effective meetings', 9 a.m. (see information above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `The Japanese Galleries' (a series of talks to mark the reopening of the Eastern Art Galleries), 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 25 October

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

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Sunday 26 October

THE VERY REVD CANON ROBERT JEFFERY preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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