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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 27 February

DR M. SALTMAN: `From cattle herding to maize cultivation: the development of an indigenous system of land law among the Kipsigis of south-western Kenya' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminars: `Land and territoriality'), Institute of Social Anthropology, 11 a.m.

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

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

FIELD-MARSHAL LORD INGE: `Germany in NATO' (Foreign Policy Studies Programme: `Germany, Europe, and the world'), Old Library, All Souls College, 5 p.m.

DR N. SMITH: `Books, vegetables, and slavery, 1650–1710' (seminar series `From text to book: new studies in literature and history'), North Lecture Room, St John's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR H.M. MACEDO: `Love as knowledge: the lyric poetry of Camžes' (Taylor Institution Sesquicentennial Lectures: `Languages and literatures of Europe'), the Lecture Hall, the Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

PRESIDENT MERI of Estonia: `Estonia and the EU' (European Affairs Society lecture), East School, Examination Schools, 5 p.m.

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Sunday 1 March

PROFESSOR JUDITH BROWN preaches the Ramsden Sermon, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

THE BAND OF INSTRUMENTS, with the Choir of Christ Church, perform music from Buxtehude's Membra Jesu Nostri, Christ Church, 6.05 p.m. (free admission).

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Monday 2 March

F. BERKHOUT: `The dynamics of substance flows through industrial economies' (Environmental Change Unit seminars), Main Lecture Theatre, School of Geography, 2.15 p.m.

M. DIANI: `Social movements as social networks' (seminar), Maison Française, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. STAROBINSKI: `Les poètes et la fleur secrète' (Taylor Institution Sesquicentennial Lectures: `Languages and literatures of Europe'), the Lecture Hall, the Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

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Tuesday 3 March

CHRIST CHURCH Picture Gallery exhibition opens: ` "Talking heads" '—Old Master drawings and prints (until 29 April).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM study course: `The splendours of the Renaissance: early Renaissance paintings and drawings', 10 a.m.--4 p.m. (Cost: £19. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9.30 a.m.--12.30 p.m.)

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

PHYSICAL SCIENCES Faculty Board election, 12 March (one official member): nominations by six members to be received at the University Offices by 4 p.m.

DR J. LOWDEN: ` "And he read the book before the king": owners and users' (Grinfield Lectures on the Septuagint: `The illustration of the Septuagint'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR A. MACFARLANE: `Universities in a knowledge economy: the impact of technology' (Wolfson College Lectures 1998: `The idea of a university', the Hall, Wolfson, 5 p.m.).

J. BURGESS: `Rationalising (un)sustainable lifestyles' (Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society seminars), Council Room, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

C. LEVER: `Pop or poetry: aspects of late modernist visual arts' (seminar), Maison Française, 5 p.m.

THE RT. HON. STEPHEN DORRELL, MP, and Professor Iain McLean: `Would changing the British voting system empower the voters?' (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 March

PROFESSOR K. WEIL-GARRIS BRANDT: `The "misogynistic misanthrope" ' (Slade Lectures: `Michelangelo at the millennium'), Lecture Hall, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

DR V. LASSAILLY-JACOB: `Land resettlement schemes for refugees and oustees in Africa: a comparative study' (Refugee Studies Programme Seminars on Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR LOWELL LINDGREN: `Roratorios [sic] sung in Italian at London, 1734–82' (public lecture), Holywell Music Room, 5.15 p.m.

UNIVERSITY CLUB wine-tasting (Wines from the Americas), 5.45 p.m. (open to members and guests, admission £2 per person).

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Thursday 5 March

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Dealing with the media—introductory (newspapers and radio)', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

WOMEN TUTORS' GROUP meeting (Louise Braddock: `Flexible careers'; discussion: `North Commission: the way forward?'), Savile Room, Merton, 12.45 p.m.

C. SWEETMAN: `Men, masculinity, and development' (Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women seminars: `Gender, culture, and development—new theoretical directions'), Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

DR E.N. MCKAY: `Schubert's string and piano duos in context' (public lecture), Committee Room, Music Faculty, 2.15 p.m.

DR P. DURKIN: `Root and branch: retracing OED's etymologies' (OED Forum), Rewley House, 5 p.m.

SIR JOHN DRUMMOND: `Eurovision or tunnel vision? Our cultural links with Europe' (lecture, introduced by Professor Thelma Holt), Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR D. HOWE: `Responses to the revolutions of 1848 in the United States' (`From Reform to Reaction: the revolutions in Europe, 1848'—a series of commemorative lectures), Schools, 5 p.m.

S. JONES: `Representing the nation: electoral representation and nationhood in the French Third Republic, 1870--1914' (seminar), Maison Française, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR W. SAVAGE: `Are there limits to reproductive choice?' (Association for Women in Science and Engineering, Oxford branch: Oxford Science Lecture Series), University Museum of Natural History, 5 p.m. (admission £1.50; to book, contact Dr E. Griffin: (2)73345; remg@astro.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR J. KOERNER: `Reformation portraiture and the routines of modern belief' (lecture), Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean, 5 p.m.

DR A. PHELAN: ` "Mit den Methoden der Klassiker"/With methods drawn from the classics' (series: `The Brecht Centenary—"Streit under Gelächter": a seminar on Brecht's poetry'), Lecture Room 6, New College, 5.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR W. BEINART: `The re-naturing of African animals: film and literature in the 1950s and 60s' (Linacre Lectures: `The environment and historical change'), Lecture Theatre A, Zoology/Psychology Building, 5.30 p.m.

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Friday 6 March

SEMINAR (Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France): `La francophonie', Maison Française, 10 a.m.

D. KENNEDY: `Culture in the landscape: North American perspectives on the recognition of culturally significant places' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminars: `Land and territoriality'), Institute of Social Anthropology, 11 a.m.

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

PROFESSOR H. ADOMEIT: `Germany and Russia' (Foreign Policy Studies Programme: `Germany, Europe, and the world'), Old Library, All Souls College, 5 p.m.

DR M. WALSH: `Relations of text and editorial matter in eighteenth-century literary editing' (seminar series `From text to book: new studies in literature and history'), North Lecture Room, St John's, 5 p.m.

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Saturday 7 March

AFRICAN STUDIES SEMINAR: `Matrices of scientific knowledge and practice in colonial Africa: institutions, disciplines, projects, and people', St Antony's, 10 a.m.

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Sunday 8 March

THE REVD CANON PROFESSOR JOHN WEBSTER preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 9 March

J. THORNTON and DR A. MEHTA: `Pricing the past: an analysis of the contaminated land regime' (Environmental Change Unit seminars), Main Lecture Theatre, School of Geography, 2.15 p.m.

RABBI JULIA NEUBERGER: `Inclusiveness and exclusiveness: Jews living with others in a pluralist society' (Mansfield College Religion and Democracy Programme), Rhodes House, 5 p.m.

J. SIMEANT: `Who clamours for attention---and who cares? Hunger strikes in France 1972–92' (seminar), Maison Française, 5 p.m.

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Tuesday 10 March

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM study course: `The splendours of the Renaissance: maiolica and Renaissance Venetian glass', 10 a.m.--4 p.m. (Cost: £19. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9.30 a.m.--12.30 p.m.)

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `An introduction to India: the refurbished gallery', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9.30 a.m.--1 p.m.)

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Information overload—beat the bumph!' (follow-up sessions for all staff), 1.30 p.m. (see information above).

CONGREGATION meeting, 2 p.m.

DR J. LOWDEN: ` "Like apples of gold in pictures in silver": images and words' (Grinfield Lectures on the Septuagint: `The illustration of the Septuagint'), Schools, 5 p.m.

SIR DAVID SMITH: `The changing idea of a university' (Wolfson College Lectures 1998: `The idea of a university', the Hall, Wolfson, 5 p.m.).

T. HAYWARD: `Constitutional environmental rights and their implications for democracy' (Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society seminars), Council Room, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

J. LICHTENSTEIN: `Hierarchy between painting and sculpture in France from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries' (seminar), Maison Française, 5 p.m.

SIR PATRICK CORMACK, MP, Dr Calum Macdonald, MP, and Dr David Butler: `Referendums—expanding or threatening British democracy?' (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 11 March

PROFESSOR K. WEIL-GARRIS BRANDT: `The "imprisoned image" ' (Slade Lectures: `Michelangelo at the millennium'), Lecture Hall, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

DR S. GREEN: `Citizenship and immigration in Germany' (Refugee Studies Programme Seminars on Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

C. BONNEUIL: `Science et politique coloniale: aux origines de l'Office de Recherche Scientifique et Technique d'Outre-Mer (ORSTOM), 1936--41' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET perform works by Haydn, Bartók, and Beethoven, Holywell Music Room, 8 p.m. (tickets £8/£6/£4 from Blackwell's Music Shop or at the door).

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Thursday 12 March

DR L. SCIAMA: `Theme, plot, and gender in personal narratives' (Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women seminars: `Gender, culture, and development—new theoretical directions'), Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. EVANS: `The Habsburg lands' (`From Reform to Reaction: the revolutions in Europe, 1848'—a series of commemorative lectures), Schools, 5 p.m.

R. GILDEA: ` "La fin des notables?" Occupation, liberation, and local élites, 1940--5' (seminar), Maison Française, 5 p.m.

DR M. MINDEN: `The Buckow Elegies' (series: `The Brecht Centenary—"Streit under Gelächter": a seminar on Brecht's poetry'), Lecture Room 6, New College, 5.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR H. MORPHY: `Hunting to mining: transformations of the Australian landscape through time' (Linacre Lectures: `The environment and historical change'), Lecture Theatre A, Zoology/Psychology Building, 5.30 p.m.

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