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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 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.

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.

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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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Sunday 16 November

THE REVD DR JOHN PLATT preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 17 November

DR M. MACKLIN: `River response to Holocene environmental change in Old and New World mountain regions' (Environmental Change Unit Seminars), Main Lecture Theatre, School of Geography, 2.15 p.m.

P. POTIER: `Nature, an inexhaustible source of drugs' (lecture), Dyson Perrins Laboratory, 4 p.m.

PROFESSOR G. STEDMAN JONES: `The invention of socialist politics: the strange marriage of "spiritual power" and the ancient republicanism' (Carlyle Lectures: `Before God died: enlightenment, revolution, and the genesis of the socialist Utopia'), Schools, 5 p.m.

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Tuesday 18 November

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

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

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Supervising D.Phil. students', 2 p.m. (see information above).

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

PROFESSOR BEN PIMLOTT: `Is biography history?' (St Cross Visiting Fellow Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR J. BARRY: `The parish in danger? Challenges and responses in England c.1640–1800' (Hoskins Lecture), Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's, 5.30 p.m.

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Wednesday 19 November

DR D. MILLER: `Liberalism and social justice' (Refugee Studies Programme Seminars on Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

A. LAURENT: `The territory of the elections in France' (lecture), Maison Française, 5 p.m.

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

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Thursday 20 November

H. TUCKER: `Tourism and gender in (Islamic) Goreme, Turkey' (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: `Hegehogs, foxes, and lions: the future of sovereignty and history' (final lecture in series: `The politics of history and the English Enlightenment', Schools, 5 p.m.

I. STENGERS: `Thermodynamics: the forgotten science' (lecture), Maison Française, 5 p.m.

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Friday 21 November

P. CAVE: `Teaching the history of conflict in Japan' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminars: `Education and the resolution of conflict'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Egypt: amulets and jewellery' (one of 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.)

PROFESSOR J. BERGIN: `The churches of Counter- Reformation Europe and their bishops' (Faculty of Modern History: Special Faculty Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR RICHARD EYRE: `Theatre today', Oxford Playhouse, 5 p.m.

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Saturday 22 November

BRITISH CENTRE for Durkheimian Studies study-day: `The sociology of religion in France', Maison Française (details from W.S.F. Pickering, Oxford 516785, or Sophie Gilliat, 01203 524844).

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Sunday 23 November

DR RALPH WALKER preaches the Sermon on the Sin of Pride, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 24 November

DR G. LOCK: `Prehistoric life on the Ridgeway' (Environmental Change Unit Seminars), Main Lecture Theatre, School of Geography, 2.15 p.m.

MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES Faculty Board election, 18 December (one ordinary member): nominations by two electors to be received at the University Offices by 4 p.m.

SOCIAL STUDIES Faculty Board election, 18 December (one ordinary member): nominations by two electors to be received at the University Offices by 4 p.m.

PROFESSOR L.N. TREFETHEN: `Eigenvalues: what they do and do not tell us about dynamics' (Alan Tayler Lecture), Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR P. BOUVERESSE: `Musil et le destin de l'Europe' (lecture), Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR KAY DAVIES: `Challenges of muscular dystrophy' (Association for Women in Science and Engineering: Oxford Science Lecture Series), University Museum of Natural History, 5 p.m. (admission £1.50, payable at the door, or to book, contact Dr Elizabeth Griffin: remg@astro.ox.ac.uk; (2)73345).

PROFESSOR JANE LEWIS: `Contracting for social care' (seminar series: `Government by contract'), the Buttery, Wolfson, 5 p.m.

THE BRENTANO QUARTET perform works by Haydn, Gyorgy Kurtag, and Mendelssohn, Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's, 8.30 p.m. (free tickets available one week in advance from Porters' Lodge).

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Tuesday 25 November

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Managing and developing effective teams' (first of three meetings for research team leaders), 9 a.m. (see information above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Rings for fingers: fourteenth to nineteenth centuries', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9.30 a.m.--12.30 p.m.)

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

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

C. CAMPBELL: `Consuming goods and the good of consuming' (Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society seminars), Council Room, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

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Wednesday 26 November

GILES BARBER: `Taking Duke Humfrey to pieces: history and problems' (Friends of the Bodleian thirty-minute lecture), Cecil Jackson Room, Sheldonian, 1 p.m. (followed by refreshments, £2.50; advance bookings to Mrs Sturgis, (2)77234).

DR K. NABULSI: `Killings and just wars' (Refugee Studies Programme Seminars on Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

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Thursday 27 November

R. BIANCHI: `Tourism and gender mobility in a Canary Island fishing village' (Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women seminars: `Tourism, gender, and development'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

COLLOQUIUM: `Conversos, the Church, and martyrdom in late medieval Spain: historical and literary perspectives', the Buttery, Wolfson, 2.30–6 p.m.

DR W. HASSELKUS: `The strategic development of Rover' (Maurice Lubbock Lecture in Management Studies), Schools, 5 p.m.

C. PATTIE: `The geography of voting in Britain' (lecture), Maison Française, 5 p.m.

THE RT. HON. DR JOHN REDWOOD, MP: `Is Europe my country or my continent?' (All Souls Foreign Policy Studies Programme: special seminar), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

UNIVERSITY VIDEO-CONFERENCING SERVICE launch, Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean, 5–7 p.m. (admission by ticket only, from ETRC: tel. (2)70526).

THE OXFORD UNIVERSITY PHILHARMONIA perform Prokofiev's Alexander Nevsky (with the Oxford University Chorus), and Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony, Sheldonian, 8 p.m. (admission £7/£4).

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Friday 28 November

ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY of Modern and Contemporary France study-day: `La France et l'Europe', Maison Française, 10 a.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Gerald Reitlinger: collector of Oriental ceramics', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9.30 a.m.--12.30 p.m.)

J. GREEN: `Education and the challenge to ethnicity and identity in Taos, New Mexico, USA' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminars: `Education and the resolution of conflict'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

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