Diary

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Friday 26 September

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Pre-dynastic Egypt' (Petrie Gallery new display), 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9.30 a.m.–12.30 p.m.)

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Tuesday 30 September

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.)

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Wednesday 1 October

CHRIST CHURCH Picture Gallery exhibition opens: `The lure of Rome' (until 10 December).

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Friday 3 October

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `The Indian 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.)

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Saturday 4 October

DEGREE conferments, Sheldonian, 2.30 p.m.

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Monday 6 October

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

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Tuesday 7 October

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Egypt: mummification' (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.)

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Thursday 9 October

THE REVD PROFESSOR JOHN BARTON celebrates Holy Communion (Latin)

, St Mary's, 8 a.m.

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Friday 10 October

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `A stroll through eastern art portraits' (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.)

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Saturday 11 October

PROFESSOR G. WELLS: `The origin of language' (David Oppenheimer Memorial Lecture), Old Library, University Church, 5.30 p.m. (followed by concert at 7 p.m. of works by David Oppenheimer, Copland, Britten, and Poulenc).

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Sunday 12 October

THE REVD DR NICHOLAS SAGOVSKY preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 13 October

PROFESSOR G. STEDMAN JONES: `1989–1789: a new history of the rise and fall of the socialist Utopia' (Carlyle Lectures: `Before God died: enlightenment, revolution, and the genesis of the socialist Utopia'), Schools, 5 p.m.

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Tuesday 14 October

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

NIKLAUS WIRTH: `Hints on programmming language design' (Strachey Lecture), Computing Laboratory Lecture Theatre, Wolfson Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR C. HUMPHREYS: `Electrons, atoms, metals, and alloys: revisited' (Hume-Rothery Memorial Lecture), Nuclear Physics Lecture Theatre, 6.30 p.m.

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Thursday 16 October

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

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Friday 17 October

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.)

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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

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.

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Tuesday 21 October

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.)

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.

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Thursday 23 October

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 the English Enlightenment' (lecture series), Schools, 5 p.m.

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Friday 24 October

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.)

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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 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.

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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).

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.

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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.

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