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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 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.

PROFESSOR SUSAN GREENFIELD: `The perception of women researchers in science' (Women Tutors' Group meeting), Merton, 12.30 p.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 P. ROWLEY-CONWY: `Hunter-gatherers and the original affluent society' (Meyerstein Lecture), Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean, 5 p.m.

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

PENNY SILVA: `Dictionaries "for Africa": righting the wrongs for SA languages' (OED forum), Rewley 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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Saturday 29 November

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

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Sunday 30 November

THE REVD CANON PROFESSOR JOHN WEBSTER preaches the Advent Sermon, Cathedral, 10 a.m.

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Monday 1 December

DR P. BERRY: `The implications of climate change for conservation synopsis' (Environmental Change Unit seminars), Main Lecture Theatre, School of Geography, 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR N.W. POLSBY (John M. Olin Visiting Professor in American Government): `A revolution in Congress?' (inaugural lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR BILL BRADSHAW and

MR T. WINSOR: `Can contracts deliver better services in the "New Railway"? ' (seminar series: `Government by contract'), the Buttery, Wolfson, 5 p.m.

M.C. CHAIMOWICZ: `Pendulum' (on the theme of dual nationality), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

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Tuesday 2 December

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Minoan Crete', 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.

M. GRANT: `Environmental dispute resolution' (Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society seminars), Council Room, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

JOSÉ RAMOS HORTA: `East Timor and the struggle for human rights, democracy, and the rule of law in the Asia Pacific', New Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

HELEN FAIRER: piano recital of works by Haydn, Schumann, Debussy, and Brahms, Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's, 8.30 p.m. (admission free).

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Wednesday 3 December

PROFESSOR A. MONTEFIORE: `Neutrality and conflict resolution' (Refugee Studies Programme Seminars on Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

B. CAUTRES: `The geography of voting in France' (lecture), Maison Française, 5 p.m.

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