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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 23 January

DR A. ABRAMSON: `Mythical lands, legal boundaries: a gentle critique of "landscape", with reference to Fiji' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminars: `Land and territoriality'), Institute of Social Anthropology, 11 a.m.

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.

PROFESSOR R.R. DAVIES: `The High Kingship of the British Isles' (Ford Lectures in British History: `Beyond the English state: power, societies, and identities in the British Isles, 1093–1343'), Schools, 5 p.m.

S. CRAWSHAW: `Germany today: the political landscape' (Foreign Policy Studies Programme: `Germany, Europe, and the world'), Old Library, All Souls College, 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

M. ALLEN: `How do we quantify uncertainty in the forecast of the climate of 2050?' (Environmental Change Unit seminars), Main Lecture Theatre, School of Geography, 2.15 p.m.

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

S. OLLITRAULT: `The hypothesis of the transnational repertoire' (seminar), Maison Française, 5 p.m.

T. D'AQUINO: `The True North Strong and Free—a perspective on what matters and should matter to Canadians as they prepare for the twenty-first century' (Canada Seminars), Lady Margaret Hall, 5.15 p.m.

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

DR R. GOODMAN: `Japan in the twenty-first century' (Anglo-Japanese Fureai Network lecture), Nissan Institute, 8 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.)

CONGREGATION meeting, 2 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.

G. ROQUE: `Revival and decline of hierarchy within painting' (seminar), Maison Française, 5 p.m.

GRAHAM ALLEN, MP, Robert Jackson, MP, and Philip Stephens: `How should Parliament be modernised?' (seminar series: `A Britain for the twenty- first century: the debate on constitutional change'), Lecture Theatre, New Building, St Antony's, 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.

DR S.L. ADAMS: ` "The girl next door": Leicester and Elizabeth' (lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

UNIVERSITY CLUB wine-tasting (Italian wines), 5.45 p.m. (open to members and guests, admission £2 per person).

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Thursday 29 January

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Equality and diversity' (for academic and research staff), 9 a.m. (see information above).

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.

PROFESSOR DR JOACHIM FEST: `The tragic legacy—20 July 1944' (first Adolf Schlepegrell Lecture), Milner Hall, Rhodes House, 5 p.m.

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

P. PILBEAM: `Dream worlds: the faith of the idealist socialists, 1830s--1850s' (seminar), Maison Française, 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

DR T. DRAGADZE: `The territorialisation of ethnicity: land and violence' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminars: `Land and territoriality'), Institute of Social Anthropology, 11 a.m.

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.)

PROFESSOR R.R. DAVIES: `Island mythologies' (Ford Lectures in British History: `Beyond the English state: power, societies, and identities in the British Isles, 1093–1343'), Schools, 5 p.m.

D. MARSH: `Germany today: the economic outlook' (Foreign Policy Studies Programme: `Germany, Europe, and the world'), Old Library, All Souls College, 5 p.m.

M. WINTROUB: `The virgin, the Apocalypse, and the Astrolabe: the royal entry of Henri II into Rouen (1550)' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

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Saturday 31 January

STUDY-DAY (Centre for European Politics, Economics, and Society): `Governing from the centre', Maison Française (continues tomorrow).

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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).

T. CANNON: `Nature's hazards and human vulnerabilities: the politics and economics of disasters'(Environmental Change Unit seminars), Main Lecture Theatre, School of Geography, 2.15 p.m.

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.

F. FAUCHER: `Innovation in movement politics: the repertoire of green parties' (seminar), Maison Française, 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).

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.--12.30 p.m.)

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Intercultural communication: understanding and misunderstanding in learning and assessment encounters' (Dr Celia Roberts), Schools, 2.30 p.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.

J. WHITELEY: `Art, hierarchy, and the French Revolution' (seminar), Maison Française, 5 p.m.

JONATHAN EVANS, John Lloyd, and Professor Archie Brown: `Will Scottish and Welsh devolution strengthen or weaken the union?' (seminar series: `A Britain for the twenty-first century: the debate on constitutional change'), Lecture Theatre, New Building, St Antony's, 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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