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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 17 October

H. CRAWLEY: `Conflict and the (re-)construction of cultural identity in refugee communities in the UK' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminars: `Education and the resolution of conflict'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m. ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `The Islamic Gallery' (a series of talks to mark the reopening of the Eastern Art Galleries), 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9.30 a.m.–12.30 p.m.)

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Working together' (for academics, administrators, and their secretaries), 2 p.m. (see information above).

LORD KINGSLAND: `Sovereignty and supra-nationality', Maison Française, 8 p.m.

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Saturday 18 October

MATRICULATION ceremonies, Sheldonian (various times).

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Sunday 19 October

HMI ROSEMARY PEACOCKE preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

CHRIST CHURCH Picture Gallery exhibition opens: `Alun Ward—new work' (until 16 November).

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Monday 20 October

UNIVERSITY CLUB exhibition opens: `The living artists—a selection from twentieth-century British wood engraving: a celebration...and a dissenting voice' (open 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Mon.–Fri., until 12 December).

T. CROSSETT: `What will the National Air Quality Strategy deliver?' (Environmental Change Unit Seminars), Main Lecture Theatre, School of Geography, 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR G. STEDMAN JONES: ` "How to end the Revolution?": dechristianisation, the search for a new "spiritual power" and the genesis of "socialism" in France' (Carlyle Lectures: `Before God died: enlightenment, revolution, and the genesis of the socialist Utopia'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR P. BOITANI: `The mad flight of Dante's Ulysses in European literature' (Taylor Institution: Sesquicentennial Lectures), Lecture Hall, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. BOUVERESSE: `Robert Musil et la philosophie de l'histoire' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

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Tuesday 21 October

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Induction programme for academic staff, session II: support services for teaching and research', 12 noon (see information above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Egypt: painting and sculpture' (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.)

CONGREGATION meeting, 2 p.m.

SOCIAL STUDIES Faculty Board election, 30 October (one ordinary member): nominations by six electors to be received at the University Offices by 4 p.m.

PROFESSOR E.M. JEFFREYS (Bywater and Sotheby Professor of Byzantine and Modern Greek Language and Literature): `Byzantium and the European literary tradition' (inaugural lecture), Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR M. JACOBUS: `The room in the book: Freud and the scene of reading' (Clarendon Lectures in English: `Objects lost and found: psychoanalysis and the scene of reading'), English Faculty, Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

D. OSBORN: `1997 Earth Summit II: success or failure? How can we do better in 2002?' (Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society seminars), Council Room, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

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Wednesday 22 October

DR J. GRIFFIN: `Human rights, everyone's rights?' (Refugee Studies Programme Seminars on Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

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Thursday 23 October

GLEN BOWMAN: `The politics of representation in Palestinian tourism' (Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women seminars: `Tourism, gender, and development'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

DR PIERRE HASSNER: `The bourgeois and the barbarian: war and peace in the post-military age' (Cyril Foster Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J.B. TRAPP: `The portraits of the Reformers' (Tyndale Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J.G.A. POCOCK: `The politics of history and historiography' (lecture series: `The politics of history and the English Enlightenment', Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR M. JACOBUS: `A whole world in your head: reading the landscape of absence' (Clarendon Lectures in English: `Objects lost and found: psychoanalysis and the scene of reading'), English Faculty, Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

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Friday 24 October

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Effective meetings', 9 a.m. (see information above).

S. AKEMAN: `Colonisation in the south-east Peruvian Amazon and the threats to indigenous learning and identity' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminars: `Education and the resolution of conflict'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `The Japanese Galleries' (a series of talks to mark the reopening of the Eastern Art Galleries), 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9.30 a.m.–12.30 p.m.)

PROFESSOR RICHARD EYRE: `King Lear', Bernard Sunley Theatre, St Catherine's, 5 p.m.

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Saturday 25 October

DEGREE conferments, Sheldonian, 11.30 a.m. and 2.30 p.m.

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Sunday 26 October

THE VERY REVD CANON ROBERT JEFFERY preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 27 October

PROFESSOR R. DUCE: `The role of sea/air exchange in the biogeochemical cycling of trace elements' (Environmental Change Unit Seminars), Main Lecture Theatre, School of Geography, 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR G. STEDMAN JONES: `Millennium and Enlightenment: Robert Owen's "Second Coming of the Truth" ' (Carlyle Lectures: `Before God died: enlightenment, revolution, and the genesis of the socialist Utopia'), Schools, 5 p.m.

M. JACQUES DELORS: `Building Europe: the institutional dimension' (lecture, with Mr Vice-Chancellor present), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J.-F. TROIN: `Le TGV français, objet de désir et de refus, vecteur d'espoirs et de désillusions' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

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Tuesday 28 October

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Some saints for All Saints Day', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9.30 a.m.–12.30 p.m.)

DR S. TSANG: `Oxford and the future of Hong Kong' (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).

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Tutorial teaching', 2 p.m. (see information above).

ENGLISH FACULTY BOARD election, 6 November (one ordinary member): nominations by six electors to be received at the University Offices by 4 p.m.

LAW FACULTY BOARD election, 6 November (one ordinary member): nominations by six electors to be received at the University Offices by 4 p.m.

SOCIAL STUDIES FACULTY BOARD election, 6 November (one official and one ordinary member): nominations by six electors to be received at the University Offices by 4 p.m.

THE REVD CANON JOHN WEBSTER (Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity): `Theological theology' (inaugural lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J.J. LAFFONT: `Inflexible rules against political discretion' (first of three Clarendon Lectures in Economics: `Incentives and the political economy of regulation'), Gulbenkian Theatre, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR M. JACOBUS: `White skin, black masks: reading with different eyes' (Clarendon Lectures in English: `Objects lost and found: psychoanalysis and the scene of reading'), English Faculty, Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

H. FREEMAN: `Psychological and social effects of the urban environment' (Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society seminars), Council Room, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J.-F. TROIN: `Urbanisation and development: the role of Medina in the Maghreb' (lecture), Middle East Centre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

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Wednesday 29 October

PROFESSOR J.J. LAFFONT: `Optimising the structure of regulation' (second of three Clarendon Lectures in Economics: `Incentives and the political economy of regulation'), Gulbenkian Theatre, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

DR R. CRISP: `Conceptions of well-being and human flourishing' (Refugee Studies Programme Seminars on Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

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Thursday 30 October

P. PEACH: `Tourism as bisnis: the business of tourism in Papua New Guinea' (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: `The politics of history: the subaltern and the subversive' (lecture series: `The politics of history and the English Enlightenment', Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J.J. LAFFONT: `Regulation and interest groups' (Clarendon Lectures in Economics (final lecture): `Incentives and the political economy of regulation'), Gulbenkian Theatre, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR M. JACOBUS: `Border crossings: traumatic reading and the Holocaust memoirs' (Clarendon Lectures in English: `Objects lost and found: psychoanalysis and the scene of reading'), English Faculty, Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

H. MIALET: `Etude empirique de la conception d'une idée scientifique neuve: comparaison des méthodes philosophiques et sociologique' (lecture), Maison Française, 5 p.m.

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Friday 31 October

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `The Chinese Gallery' (a series of talks to mark the reopening of the Eastern Art Galleries), 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9.30 a.m.–12.30 p.m.)

C. GUTLEBEN: `A survey of English university fiction' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

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Saturday 1 November

TRANSLATION RESEARCH in Oxford study-day: `Translation or adaptation?', St Hugh's, 10 a.m. (details from Edith McMorran, (2)74996, or J. Taylor (2)76835).

M. COHEN: `Reconstructing Jewish self-identification in post-Communist Hungary: the educational challenge' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminars: `Education and the resolution of conflict'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

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Sunday 2 November

THE REVD DR GRAHAM TOMLIN preaches, Jesus College, 10 a.m.

DISCUSSION/DEBATE: `Cut the connection? Church and State in England today' (with Rt Revd Colin Buchanan, Rt Revd Richard Harries, and Margaret Hebblethwaite), chaplain's rooms, Exeter, 3.45 p.m.

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Monday 3 November

DR L. RIVAL: `Community-based and participatory forest management in Esmeraldas, Ecuador: two complementary alternatives?' (Environmental Change Unit Seminars), Main Lecture Theatre, School of Geography, 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR G. STEDMAN JONES: `Science and providence: the cosmology of socialism from Fourier to Engels' (Carlyle Lectures: `Before God died: enlightenment, revolution, and the genesis of the socialist Utopia'), Schools, 5 p.m.

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Tuesday 4 November

CONGREGATION meeting, 2 p.m.

M. JASCHOK: `Chinese Muslim women negotiating identity between Allah and modernity: "Hui fu-–han mu" (Muslim father, Chinese mother)' (Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women special seminar), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m

DR J. CATTO: `The triumph of the hall in fifteenth- century Oxford' (A.B. Emden Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

P. HARRIS: `Kyoto, climate change, and US policy: some precedents for subdued optimism' (Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society seminars), Council Room, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. LECA: `Political opposition in the Arab Middle East today' (lecture), Middle East Centre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

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Wednesday 5 November

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM study-day: `The arts of Japan—the Edo and Meiji periods, 1600–1912', 10 a.m.–4 p.m. (cost £19. Tel. for information and bookings: (2)78015).

PROFESSOR R. GIRARD: `Violence, victims, and Christianity' (Martin D'Arcy Special Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR D. RODIN: `Self defence and state defence' (Refugee Studies Programme Seminars on Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

D. SAUNDERS: `Economics and voting in Britain' (lecture), Maison Française, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR DR H.J. MEYER: `Germany after unification' (public lecture), Lecture Room 2, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

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