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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 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

THE MEETING OF CONGREGATION, due to take place today, is cancelled.

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.)

J.W. COOK: `What is sacred about sacred art?' (Hussey Annual Lecture), Taylor Institution, 5 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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Wednesday 20 May

SYMPOSIUM: `Feed the fury—art meets science', with speakers Dr Sian Ede, Peter Chatwin, Pamela Martin, Professor Richard Dawkins, Christopher O'Toole, and A.S. Byatt, University Museum of Natural History, 2–5.30 p.m. (admission free).

PROFESSOR R. FRYKENBERG: `Mandalas, Mamul, and Namak: ideological contributions to India's consensus' (Radhakrishnan Memorial Lectures: `India's Raj: indigenous components and the imperial construction of India'), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR M. JASCHOK: `A mosque of one's own—Chinese women, Islam, and sexual equality (nan-nu pingdeng)' (Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women: Barbara E. Ward Commemorative Lecture), Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

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

DR D. JOLY: `Temporary protection: the cornerstone of a new asylum regime' (Refugee Studies Programme: Seminars on Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR P. BRIANT: `Greek epigraphy and Achaemenid history: from Sardis to Xanthos' (David Lewis Lecture), Garden Quad Auditorium, St John's, 5 p.m.

N. WOOD: `Inculturating Christianity in post-modern Britain' (Centre for the Study of Christianity and Culture), Regent's Park College, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR I. PETERSON: `King Serfoji's Cabinet of Experimental Science: The German Kunstkammer in eighteenth-century India' (seminar series: `Collection and comparison in the sciences'), Museum of the History of Science, 5 p.m.

DR SIN YE CHEUNG: `The subject-choice of women in education and its occupational consequences' (interdisciplinary seminars: `Gender and the public/private divide'), Seminar Room, Nuffield, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. STEVENSON: `Recent researches in Portuguese and Brazilian music history' (public lecture), Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR V. DUBOWITZ: `The floppy infant: from the cradle to the genes' (Alan Emery Lecture), Witts Lecture Theatre, Radcliffe Infirmary, 6 p.m.

DR SCHUYLER JONES: `Beatrice Blackwood: curator, fieldworker, teacher, friend' (Friends of the Pitt Rivers Museum: Beatrice Blackwood Lecture), Inorganic Chemistry Lecture Theatre, South Parks Road, 7 p.m. (open to the public).

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Thursday 21 May

MAISON FRANÇAISE exhibition opens: `Images d'Ostabat, un village basque sur la route des pèlerins de St Jacques de Compostelle' (paintings by Josette Dacosta-Bray; until 31 May).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM: half-hour tours of the conservation laboratories and conserved objects in the galleries, 10.30 a.m., 11.30 a.m., 1.30 p.m., and 2.30 p.m. (Free admission. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9.30 a.m.--12.30 p.m.)

DR R. CHOWDREY: `The Indian women's movement and gender discourse: emerging tensions and responses' (Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women seminars), Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

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

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

DR N. WILLIAMS: `Gaeilge, Gàidhlig, Gaelg—the origins of Manx' (O'Donnell Lectures), the Hall, the Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

DR C. SOURVINO-INWOOD: `Euripidean tragedies and Athenian religion' (Gaisford Lecture), Garden Quad Auditorium, St John's, 5 p.m.

CLARE SHORT, MP: `The White Paper on the Government's new approach to international development', Keble, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. SPEIRS: ` "Vom armen bb" / "Of poor bb" and others' (The Brecht Centenary in Oxford—Streit und Gelächter: a seminar on Brecht's poetry), Lecture Room 6, New College, 5.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR J.Z. SMITH: `Close encounters of diverse kinds' (annual Isaiah Berlin Lecture), the Hall, Wolfson, 6 p.m. (open to the public).

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Friday 22 May

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

DR N. WILLIAMS: `Nebbaz Gerriau dro tho Carnoack' (O'Donnell Lectures), the Hall, the Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR P. CLARKE: `Japanese Millenarian movements in global perspective' (seminar series: `Transnational communities, diasporas, and globalisation'), Lecture Room, Christ Church, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR L. SKLAIR: `Transnational practices and the analysis of the global system' (ESRC Research Programme in Transnational Communities: `Conceiving transnational activity'), Upper Lecture Theatre, School of Geography, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR J.D. NORTH: `The Ambassadors' Secret: a new study of Holbein's painting' (Delta Lecture), Museum of the History of Science, 6 p.m. (admission by free tickets, obtainable in advance from the Museum).

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Sunday 24 May

THE REVD DR JUDITH MALTBY preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 25 May

UNIVERSITY OFFICES closed (today only).

SHELDONIAN THEATRE closed (today only).

UNIVERSITY MESSENGER SERVICE suspended (today only).

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Tuesday 26 May

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Egypt: craftsmen of the Amarna period', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9.30 a.m.--1 p.m.)

PROFESSOR W. KUENNE: `Simple truth and alethic realism' (Gareth Evans Memorial Lecture), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. DURANT: `Public participation in science policy making: the case of the new genetics' (lecture series in the history and philosophy of biology), Sherrington Room, Department of Physiology, 5 p.m.

DR G. HUDSON: `The body and the state in early modern England' (Seminar in Social and Cultural History, 1500--1800), Hovenden Room, All Souls, 8.30 p.m.

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Wednesday 27 May

PROFESSOR G. SIFAKIS: `Folk songs of the Cretan mountains: a semiotic reading' (in English) (Taylor Institution Sesquicentennial Lectures: `Languages and literatures of Europe'), the Lecture Hall, the Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

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

D. FRIESEN: `Artisans, citizens, philosophers: singing God's song in a foreign land as a model for a theology of culture' (Centre for the Study of Christianity and Culture), Regent's Park College, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR M.H. KAUFMAN: `The museum collection of the Edinburgh Phrenological Society' (seminar series: `Collection and comparison in the sciences'), Museum of the History of Science, 5 p.m.

DR P. WEIL: `Why was it necessary to reform French policy on immigration, asylum, and citizenship?' (Refugee Studies Programme: Seminars on Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

H. CRAWLEY-LYONS: `Gender, persecution, and the public/private dichotomy: refugee women and asylum in the UK' (interdisciplinary seminars: `Gender and the public/private divide'), Seminar Room, Nuffield, 5 p.m.

THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET perform works by Haydn, Borodin, and Beethoven, Holywell Music Room, 7.45 p.m. (tickets £8/£6/£4, from Blackwell's Music Shop, or at the door).

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Thursday 28 May

DR A. MAMA: to be announced (Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women seminars), Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

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

PROFESSOR R. DARNTON: `Policing poetry in Paris, 1749' (inaugural Besterman Lecture), the Hall, the Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

M. ELLIS: `Unholy alliance: religion and atrocity in our time' (Centre for the Study of Christianity and Culture), Regent's Park College, 5 p.m.

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Friday 29 May

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

PROFESSOR A. PORTES: `Globalisation from below: the rise of transnational communities' (ESRC Research Programme in Transnational Communities: `Conceiving transnational activity'), Upper Lecture Theatre, School of Geography, 2 p.m.

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Saturday 30 May

MAISON FRANÇAISE/MUSEUM OF THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE study-day: `Pratiques et approches: l'histoire des sciences en action', Maison Française, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

THE BAND OF INSTRUMENTS (with Mary Nelson, soprano) perform cantatas by Vivaldi, 8.15 p.m., New College Ante- Chapel (tickets £7/£5 from Blackwell's Music Shop, or at the door).

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Sunday 31 May

HUGH RICE preaches, Cathedral, 10 a.m.

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Monday 1 June

DR J. WALKER: `The rotary mechanism of ATP synthesis' (first Rodney Porter Memorial Lecture), University/Pitt Rivers Museum, 4 p.m.

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