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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 22 May

SABINA PUGH: `Conserving a medieval manuscript', 1 p.m. and 3.30 p.m., Seminar Room, Bodleian Library (series of Museums Week events).

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).

MUSEUMS WEEK: talks and discussion on conservation topics, University Museum, 6 p.m.

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Sunday 24 May

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

MUSEUMS WEEK—special museum openings (free admission): University Museum (Conservation Clinic), 12 noon–5 p.m.; Pitt Rivers Museum (talks on conserving plant-fibre clothing), 1–4.30 p.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.

PROFESSOR DR G. SAUTER: `The doctrinal grounds for Christian practice' (Dasturzada Dr Jal Pavry Memorial Lectures), Regent's Park College, 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 BAND OF INSTRUMENTS perform `music for ceremonial Oxford', Convocation House, 7.30 p.m. (tickets £15: tel. (2)77234).

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

C. MILWERTZ: `An organisation for rural migrant women in China' (Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women seminars), Library Wing Seminar Room, 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.

DR A. RUSSELL: `Teenage pregnancy: social problem or moral panic?' (Youth, fertility, and reproductive health seminars), Insitute of Social Anthropology, 4.30 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.

DR J. JOHNS: `Tales of the Alhambra: architecture, poetry, and meaning in fourteenth-century Granada' (public lecture), the Buttery, Wolfson, 6.30 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).

PATSY TOYE: piano recital including works by Mozart, Schubert, and Chopin, Wolfson, 8 p.m. (entrance £4; proceeds to African Medical and Research Foundation).

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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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Tuesday 2 June

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Egyptian funerary practices and mummification', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9.30 a.m.--1 p.m.)

CONGREGATION meeting, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR DR G. SAUTER: `The true subject of Christian theology' (Dasturzada Dr Jal Pavry Memorial Lectures), Regent's Park College, 5 p.m.

C. RODGERS: `Legal mechanisms for promoting nature conservation in the countryside' (Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society seminars), Council Room, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

MS A. SHEPHARD: `Manhood, patriarchy, and economic status 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 3 June

PROFESSOR W. EMMERICH: `Versungen und vertan?: Rückblicke auf 40 Jahre DDR-Literatur' (Taylor Institution Sesquicentennial Lectures: `Languages and literatures of Europe'), the Lecture Hall, the Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

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

N. WILDING: `The collection and the catalogue: Musaeum Regalis Societatis and Musaeum Kircherianum' (seminar series: `Collection and comparison in the sciences'), Museum of the History of Science, 5 p.m.

DR L. MALKKI: `Children, futures, and the domestication of hope' (Refugee Studies Programme: Seminars on Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

DR D. COLE: `Political theory' (Provisional title) (interdisciplinary seminars: `Gender and the public/private divide'), Seminar Room, Nuffield, 5 p.m.

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Thursday 4 June

ACADEMIC STAFF DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR: `New approaches to the assessment of undergraduates', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

E. CARY: `Cooks, rebels, secretaries, and guerrillas: gender and 1968: Mexico' (Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women seminars), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

DR I. SMYTH: `Alternative meaning of reproductive health and rights' (Youth, fertility, and reproductive health seminars), Insitute of Social Anthropology, 4.30 p.m.

S. DALDRY: `Running a theatre---the opportunity to flourish' (introduced by the Cameron Mackintosh Professor, Thelma Holt, CBE), Bernard Sunley Lecture, St Catherine's, 5 p.m.

J. BROWNE: `International relations—the new agenda for business' (Elliott Lecture), New Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

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Friday 5 June

ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY of Modern and Contemporary France meeting, Maison Française, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. (details from Maison Française).

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

PROFESSOR Z. BAUMAN: `Ethic networks in a networked world' (ESRC Research Programme in Transnational Communities: `Conceiving transnational activity'), Upper Lecture Theatre, School of Geography, 2 p.m.

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Saturday 6 June

GARY COOPER (harpsichordist) performs Bach's Goldberg Variations, 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 7 June

THE VERY REVD STEPHEN PLATTEN preaches, Lady Margaret Hall, 10 a.m.

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Tuesday 9 June

DR N. KENNY: `Curiositas in German university dissertations, 1652--1714' (Seminar in Social and Cultural History, 1500--1800), Hovenden Room, All Souls, 8.30 p.m.

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

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