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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; e-mail: admin.ox.ac.uk).

For further information and the full list of courses, see the Staff Development Office Web site.

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Friday 12 December

BRITISH CENTRE for Durkheimian Studies study-day: `Emile Durkheim, Le Suicide (1897): cent ans après', Maison Française (details from W.S.F. Pickering, Oxford 516785).

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

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Sunday 14 December

CHRIST CHURCH Picture Gallery exhibition opens: `The Dean's choice' (until 24 February).

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Tuesday 16 December

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

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

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Wednesday 17 December

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Equality and diversity—academic and research staff', 9 a.m. (see information above).

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Friday 19 December

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Egypt: the art of the Amarna Period' (one of a series of in-depth talks on Egypt), 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9.30 a.m.--12.30 p.m.)

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Monday 22 December

CHRIST CHURCH Picture Gallery closed (reopens 2 January).

COUNSELLING SERVICE closed (reopens 3 January).

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Tuesday 23 December

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

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Wednesday 24 December

ASHMOLEAN LIBRARY closed (reopening: Coin Room, 6 January; Main/Western Art, 4 January).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM closed (reopens 30 December).

BODLEIAN LIBRARY (most buildings) closed (reopens 2 January) (note: some buildings closed for a longer period; see full information in preceding pages).

SHELDONIAN THEATRE closed (reopens 5 January).

TAYLOR INSTITUTION LIBRARY closed (reopens 2 January).

UNIVERSITY OFFICES closed (reopen 5 January).

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Tuesday 30 December

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

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Thursday 1 January

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM closed (today only).

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Thursday 8 January

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINASR: `Lecturing skills practice for arts', 9.30 a.m.; video playback, 2 p.m. (see information above).

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Friday 9 January

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Small group teaching', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

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Tuesday 13 January

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINARS: `Lecturing skills practice', 9.30 a.m.; `Lecturing skills practice for sciences', 2 p.m. (see information above).

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Wednesday 14 January

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Working together' (for academics, administrators, and their secretaries), 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

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Thursday 15 January

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Tutorial teaching—arts', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

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Monday 19 January

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

DR A. BORAINE: `Churches and apartheid in South Africa' (Mansfield College Religion and Democracy Programme), Rhodes House, 5 p.m.

DR P. SLACK: `Plagues in history: the European experience' (Green College Lectures: `Plagues'), Witts Lecture Theatre, Radcliffe Infirmary, 6 p.m.

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Wednesday 21 January

PROFESSOR K. WEIL-GARRIS BRANDT: `Seven myths about Michelangelo' (Slade Lectures: `Michelangelo at the millennium'), Lecture Hall, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

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