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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; e-mail: training@admin.ox.ac.uk).

For further information and the full list of courses, see the Staff Development Office Web site.

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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 J. MALOVANY: `The Jewish musical prayer modes, Eastern and Western Europe' (lecture), Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 4 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

THE MEETING of Congregation, due to take place today, is cancelled.

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.)

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.

CHRISTMAS WINE-TASTING, University Club, 5.45 p.m. (admission £2).

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Thursday 4 December

MAISON FRANÇAISE and Museum of the History of Science meeting: `What is the history of scientific instruments? Reflections on Maurice Daumas, Les instruments scientifiques aux XVIIe et XVIII siècles', Maison Française, 2 p.m.

MATRICULATION ceremony, Convocation House, 12.30 p.m.

J. WALDREN: `Politics of development in the Balearic Islands' (Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women seminars: `Tourism, gender, and development'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

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Friday 5 December

P. FERGUSON: `Children of conflict: education for peace in northern Ghana' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminars: `Education and the resolution of conflict'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET (with Heather Birt, viola) perform Haydn's quartet, op. 20, no. 2, and Mozart's Quintet, K.516, Exeter College Chapel, 1 p.m. (tickets £5/£2.50 from Blackwell's Music Shop or at the door).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Shawabtis: model workers for the afterlife' (one of a series of in-depth talks on 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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Saturday 6 December

MAISON FRANÇAISE and Department of the History of Art meeting: `High art and hierarchy', Maison Française (continues tomorrow).

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Tuesday 9 December

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Nubia and the shrine of Taharqa' (one of a series of in-depth talks on Egypt), 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9.30 a.m.--12.30 p.m.)

MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES Faculty Board election, 18 December (one ordinary member): nominations by six electors to be received at the University Offices by 4 p.m.

SOCIAL STUDIES Faculty Board election, 18 December (one ordinary member): nominations by six electors to be received at the University Offices by 4 p.m.

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Friday 12 December

BRITISH CENTRE for Durkheimian Studies study-day: `Emile Durkheim, Le Suicide (1897): cent ans après', Maison Française (details from W.S.F. Pickering, Oxford 516785).

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

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Sunday 14 December

CHRIST CHURCH Picture Gallery exhibition opens: `The Dean's choice' (until 24 February).

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Tuesday 16 December

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Camille Pissarro', 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.

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Wednesday 17 December

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

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Friday 19 December

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Egypt: the art of the Amarna Period' (one of a series of in-depth talks on 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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