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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 16 January

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Venetian painting—east meets west', 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 17 January

ST ANNE'S COLLEGE: fifth evening of words and music, `A Rich Nostalgia', with Penelope Lively, novelist, Elizabeth Jennings, poet, and Charles Owen, piano, Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, 6.30 p.m., followed by buffet in hall (tickets £30 each, from the Development Office, St Anne's).

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Sunday 18 January

DR S.J. HARRISON preaches (Latin Litany and Sermon), St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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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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Tuesday 20 January

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

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

THE REVD DR IAN KER: `Newman's Idea of a University: a guide for the contemporary university?' (Wolfson College Lectures 1998: `The idea of a university', the Hall, Wolfson, 5 p.m.).

M. REDCLIFT: `Environmental security and global consumption' (Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society seminars), Council Room, Mansfield, 5 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.

PROFESSOR G. GOODWIN-GILL: `International organisations and refugees' (Refugee Studies Programme Seminars on Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

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Thursday 22 January

DR E. REICHEL: `Gender-based knowledge systems: indigenous ecopolitics in the north-west Amazon, Columbia' (Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women seminars: `Gender, culture, and development—new theoretical directions'), Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

R. GILDEA: `1848 in European collective memory' (`From Reform to Reaction: the revolutions in Europe, 1848'—a series of commemorative lectures), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR A.S. GOUDIE: `The Ice Age in the tropics and its human implications' (Linacre Lectures: `The environment and historical change'), Lecture Theatre A, Zoology/Psychology Building, 5.30 p.m.

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Friday 23 January

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

PROFESSOR T.M. CHARLES-EDWARDS (Jesus Professor of Celtic): `The death of Columba' (inaugural lecture), Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

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Sunday 25 January

THE REVD DR WILLIAM HORBURY preaches the Macbride Sermon, Hertford, 10 a.m.

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Monday 26 January

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

PROFESSOR P. HAGGETT: `The geography of plagues' (Green College Lectures: `Plagues'), Witts Lecture Theatre, Radcliffe Infirmary, 6 p.m.

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Tuesday 27 January

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM exhibition opens: `Hawksmoor and the re- planning of Oxford' (until 13 April).

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Negotiation and dealing with conflict' (second of three meetings for research team leaders), 9.15 a.m. (see information above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `The Greeks and their gods', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9.30 a.m.--12.30 p.m.)

DR J. DUNBABIN: `The origins of the university' (Wolfson College Lectures 1998: `The idea of a university', the Hall, Wolfson, 5 p.m.).

J. ROBERTSON: `Sharing our common heritage: resource taxes, green dividends, and a new social contract' (Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society seminars), Council Room, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

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Wednesday 28 January

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

DR P. WEIL: `New immigration/asylum policy in France' (Refugee Studies Programme Seminars on Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

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Thursday 29 January

DR C. LLOYD: `Theorising empowerment' (Centre for Cross- Cultural Research on Women seminars: `Gender, culture, and development—new theoretical directions'), Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

J. CLAPPERTON: `A Well Older Than God: the influence of ancient myth and poetry on the contemporary piano music of Clapperton, Clemente, Ferneyhough, Franke, Radulescu, and Xenakis' (lecture-recital), Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 4.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR THELMA HOLT (Cameron Mackintosh Professor of Contemporary Theatre): `Skiing off the piste—the producer as maverick' (lecture), Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's, 5 p.m.

G. ELLIS: `France' (`From Reform to Reaction: the revolutions in Europe, 1848'—a series of commemorative lectures), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR SIR TONY WRIGLEY: `Meeting human energy needs: constraints, opportunities, and effects' (Linacre Lectures: `The environment and historical change'), Lecture Theatre A, Zoology/Psychology Building, 5.30 p.m.

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Friday 30 January

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `The materials of Asian sculpture: 2', 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 1 February

CANON MARTIN PEIRCE preaches, Cathedral, 10 a.m.

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Monday 2 February

OXFORD UNIVERSITY MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY exhibition opens: Wildlife Photographer of the Year—winning pictures (until 7 March).

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

CHIEF JUSTICE MUHAMMED SAID AL-ASHMAWY: `Religion for new humanity' (Mansfield College Religion and Democracy Programme), Rhodes House, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. ANDERSON: `Drugs and plagues: antimicrobial resistance' (Green College Lectures: `Plagues'), Witts Lecture Theatre, Radcliffe Infirmary, 6 p.m.

JOHN GIBBONS: harpsichord recital of Bach's Goldberg Variations, Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's, 8.30 p.m. (admission by free programme, available from college lodge from 24 January).

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Tuesday 3 February

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Disability awareness', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

PROFESSOR JOHN KAY (Professor of Management Studies): `The role of business in society' (inaugural lecture), Schools, 5 p.m. (admission by ticket only—tel. (2)88654).

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

DR N. KEOHANE: `The American campus: from colonial seminary to global multiversity' (Wolfson College Lectures 1998: `The idea of a university', the Hall, Wolfson, 5 p.m.). D. LOWENTHAL: `Environmentalism from George Perkins Marsh to the millennium' (Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society seminars), Council Room, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

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Wednesday 4 February

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM exhibition opens: `Paintings from Mughal India' (until 29 March).

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

DR R. BLACK: `Greening asylum? Humanitarianism v. environmentalism in mass displacement' (Refugee Studies Programme Seminars on Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

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Thursday 5 February

DR F. MACAULAY: `Women policy networks: local, regional, and international' (Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women seminars: `Gender, culture, and development—new theoretical directions'), Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

D. MACK SMITH: `Italy' (`From Reform to Reaction: the revolutions in Europe, 1848'---a series of commemorative lectures), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR M.G.L. BAILLIE: `The tree-ring records :putting some abrupt environmental changes back into human history' (Linacre Lectures: `The environment and historical change'), Lecture Theatre A, Zoology/Psychology Building, 5.30 p.m.

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