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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 13 February

DR D. COOPER: `Discourses of place among Orthodox Jews in London; symbolic domains, religious rights, and the cultural contract' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminars: `Land and territoriality'), Institute of Social Anthropology, 11 a.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.--12.30 p.m.)

MARTIN BELL, MP: `Making a difference: the case for principled journalism' (Philip Geddes Memorial Lecture), Schools, 4.45 p.m.

PROFESSOR R.R. DAVIES: `Political heartlands and political outbacks' (Ford Lectures in British History: `Beyond the English state: power, societies, and identities in the British Isles, 1093–1343'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR CORMAC Ó GRÁDA: `Fleeing from famine: the Irish in New York' (Sir John Hicks Lecture in Economic History), Schools, 5 p.m.

J. ROPER: `Germany in the European Union' (Foreign Policy Studies Programme: `Germany, Europe, and the world'), Old Library, All Souls College, 5 p.m.

DR P. MCDONALD: `Reading books: "The Lake Isle of Innisfree" through the 1890s' (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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Sunday 15 February

THE REVD PROFESSOR DUNCAN FORRESTER preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 16 February

P. O'KEEFE: `Natural hazards, complex emergencies, and environmental rehabilitation' (Environmental Change Unit seminars), Main Lecture Theatre, School of Geography, 2.15 p.m.

PHYSICAL SCIENCES Faculty Board election, 12 March (one official member): nominations by two members to be received at the University Offices by 4 p.m.

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

B. DOHERTY: `Understanding tactical innovation in the British anti-roads protests' (seminar), Maison Française, 5 p.m.

A. GRAY: `The reconstruction of Brahms' String Quintet, op. 34' (public lecture), Holywell Music Room, 5.15 p.m. (relates to concert, below).

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

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Tuesday 17 February

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM exhibition opens: `Nineteenth-century French and German drawings from the Grete Ring bequest' (until 19 April).

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Information overload—beat the bumph!' (academic staff), 9.15 a.m. (see information above).

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

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `New disciplines, new teaching?' (Professor Ronald Barnett), Schools, 2.30 p.m. (see information above).

SIR MICHAEL WHEELER-BOOTH: `The House of Commons' (Waynflete Lectures: `Parliament in a changing world'), Schools, 5 p.m.

R. JACKSON, MP: `The universities, government, and society' (Wolfson College Lectures 1998: `The idea of a university', the Hall, Wolfson, 5 p.m.).

D. SLATER: `Environmental risk assessment' (Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society seminars), Council Room, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

P. CROWTHER: `Problems in the definition of art' (seminar), Maison Française, 5 p.m.

THE RT. HON. DAVID CURRY, MP, Dr Phyllis Starkey, MP, and Professor John Stewart: `Should local government be a partner of national government or its agent?' (seminar series: `A Britain for the twenty-first century: the debate on constitutional change'), Lecture Theatre, New Building, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR DR K. BIEDENKOPF: `Germany's transformation after unification: problems and achievements in the new federal states' (Konrad Adenauer Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

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Wednesday 18 February

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM study-day: `Conservation of pictorial art: paintings, frames, and works on paper', 9.30 a.m.--4 p.m. (Cost: £10. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9.30 a.m.--12.30 p.m.)

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

DR N. VAN HEAR: `The mass exodus, dispersal, and regrouping of migrant communities' (Refugee Studies Programme Seminars on Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

DR L. AUSTERN: `The Siren, the Muse, and the God of Love: music and gender in the seventeenth-century emblem books' (public lecture), Holywell Music Room, 5.15 p.m.

THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET perform works by Mozart, Tippett, 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 19 February

DR S. RAI: `Developing explanations for difference(s): gender and village level democracy in India and China' (Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women seminars: `Gender, culture, and development—new theoretical directions'), Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR P. MULDOON: `Getting round: notes towards an Ars Poetica' (F.W. Bateson Memorial Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

HE ESMAT ABD AL-MEGUID: `Arab nationalism at the turn of the century' (lecture), New Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR H. POGGE VON STRANDMANN: `Germany' (`From Reform to Reaction: the revolutions in Europe, 1848'—a series of commemorative lectures), Schools, 5 p.m.

O. HUFTON: `Laïcisation, catholicism, republicanism: finding a space for feminism' (seminar), Maison Française, 5 p.m.

C. DELANO SMITH: `Sight, memory, and maps in travelling since the Middle Ages' (Oxford Seminars in Cartography), Bodleian, 5 p.m.

W. SACHS: `Greening the north: a blueprint for ecology and equity' (public discussion organised by the Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society), Council Room, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR E. BOA: `Countering the anxiety of impotence: power and authority in Brecht's Svendborg collection' (series: `The Brecht Centenary—"Streit under Gelächter": a seminar on Brecht's poetry'), Lecture Room 6, New College, 5.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR C.V. PHYTHIAN-ADAMS: `Environments and identities: landscape as cultural projection in the English provincial past' (Linacre Lectures: `The environment and historical change'), Lecture Theatre A, Zoology/Psychology Building, 5.30 p.m.

LORD NOLAN: `Integrity and corruption in public life' (Thomas More Lecture), University Catholic Chaplaincy, 6 p.m.

S. MANDELBROTE: `The Tower' (public lectures linked to Bodleian exhibition: `The Garden, the Ark, the Tower, the Temple—biblical metaphors of knowledge in early modern Europe'), Museum of the History of Science, 6 p.m.

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Friday 20 February

DR S. ABRAM: `Land, landscape, fields, and (4.4m) houses; the struggle over housing in south-east England' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminars: `Land and territoriality'), Institute of Social Anthropology, 11 a.m.

THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET (with students from the Music Faculty) perform works by Richard Strauss, Andrew Hamilton, and Shostakovitch, Holywell Music Room, 1 p.m. (tickets £5/£2.50 from Blackwell's Music Shop or at the door).

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

PROFESSOR R.R. DAVIES: ` "Sweet Civility" and "Barbarous Rudeness"' (Ford Lectures in British History: `Beyond the English state: power, societies, and identities in the British Isles, 1093–1343'), Schools, 5 p.m.

NICHOLAS DE JONGH: `Censorship (1901–68): its effect on contemporary theatre' (lecture, introduced by Professor Thelma Holt), Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR S. BERCOVITCH: `Huckleberry Finn and the study of American literature' (lecture), St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

HIS EXCELLENCY DR GEBHARDT VON MOLTKE: `German national interests' (Foreign Policy Studies Programme: `Germany, Europe, and the world'), Old Library, All Souls College, 5 p.m.

SANDRA CARLOCK plays Clara Schumann and Friends (lecture-recital), Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's, 5 p.m. (tickets £9/£5.50 from Blackwell's Music Shop or at the door).

I. GADD: `From Barker to Blagden: anthologising the Stationers' Company, 1582--1960' (seminar series `From text to book: new studies in literature and history'), North Lecture Room, St John's, 5 p.m.

A. VIALA: `Racine et Louis XIV' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

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Saturday 21 February

SEMINAR (Museum of the History of Science): `Canguilhem--Foucault: recasting the French epistemological tradition', Maison Française, 9 a.m.

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Sunday 22 February

DR AVERIL CAMERON preaches the Sermon on the Grace of Humility, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

SANDRA CARLOCK plays Clara Schumann and Friends (concert), Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's, 5 p.m. (tickets £9/£5.50 from Blackwell's Music Shop or at the door).

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Monday 23 February

C. FOLLAND: `Detection and attribution of climate change at the Hadley Centre' (Environmental Change Unit seminars), Main Lecture Theatre, School of Geography, 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR G. THEISSEN: `A theory of early Christian religion' (first of three Speaker's Lectures in Biblical Studies), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR A. STEPAN: `Democracy and world religions: contra Samuel Huntington' (Mansfield College Religion and Democracy Programme), Rhodes House, 5 p.m.

C. ROOTES: `Political opportunity structures: promise, problems, and prospects' (seminar), Maison Française, 5 p.m.

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Tuesday 24 February

S. FLYNN: ` "Through scorching clime and varied sea": Sir John Gardner Wilkinson, traveller, Egyptologist, and man of letters, 1797–1875' (Friends of the Bodleian thirty-minute lecture), Cecil Jackson Room, Sheldonian, 1 p.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Egyptian painting and sculpture', 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.

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINARS: `(i) Tutorial teaching—general', 2 p.m.; (ii) `Dealing with harassment', 2 p.m. (see information above).

DR J. LOWDEN: ` "Who is wise and shall understand": exegesis and commentary' (Grinfield Lectures on the Septuagint: `The illustration of the Septuagint'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR G. THEISSEN: `A theory of early Christian religion' (second of three Speaker's Lectures in Biblical Studies), Schools, 5 p.m.

SIR MICHAEL WHEELER-BOOTH: `Westminster and the European Union' (Waynflete Lectures: `Parliament in a changing world'),, Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR C. BOOTH: `The rise of the "new" universities in Britain' (Wolfson College Lectures 1998: `The idea of a university', the Hall, Wolfson, 5 p.m.).

B. SZERSZYNSKI: `Ecological rites: environmental politics as ritual action' (Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society seminars), Council Room, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

D. ARASSE: `Reflections on the prehistory of genre painting (Italy and Europe, 1550--1650)' (seminar), Maison Française, 5 p.m.

DR GEOFFREY MARSHALL and Professor Alan Ryan: ` `Freedom of Information and a Bill of Rights' (seminar series: `A Britain for the twenty-first century: the debate on constitutional change'), Lecture Theatre, New Building, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR GERARD HUET: `Prooflets: a general paradigm for auto-certifiable mobile code and its implementation in the Coq Proof Assistant' (Strachey Lecture), Lecture Theatre, Wolfson Building, the Computing Laboratory, 5 p.m.

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