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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 1 May

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

DR S. VERTOVEC: `Three meanings of diaspora and Hinduism outside India' (seminar series: `Transnational communities, diasporas, and globalisation'), Lecture Room, Christ Church, 2 p.m.

MAISON FRANÇAISE/VOLTAIRE FOUNDATION round table on Montesquieu (to mark the publication of the first volume of the Complete Works of Montesquieu), Maison Française, 2.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR A.E. ROTH: `Learning and fairness' (Clarendon Lectures in Economics: `Game theory, experimental economics, and theoretical computation'), Gulbenkian Theatre, Institute of Economics and Statistics, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

R. PADEL: `How myth uses us: Greek "Guyville" and women's rock music' (Marett Memorial Lecture), Saskatchewan Lecture Room, Exeter, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. SCRUTON: `Criticising pop' (public lecture), Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 5.15 p.m.

OPERA performance: The Minister, by Professor Roger Scruton, Holywell Music Room, 8.30 p.m. (tickets £15/£12/£5, from Blackwell's Music Shop or at the door).

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Sunday 3 May

THE REVD DR RALPH WALLER preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 4 May

UNIVERSITY OFFICES closed (today only).

SHELDONIAN THEATRE closed (today only).

UNIVERSITY MESSENGER SERVICE suspended (today only).

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

PROFESSOR G. THEISSEN: `The two basic values of the primitive Christian ethic: love of neighbour and renunciation of status' (Speaker's Lectures in Biblical Studies: `Theory of primitive Christian religion'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. FRYKENBERG: `Sepoys, Naukars, and Sawars: military contributions to India's conquest' (Radhakrishnan Memorial Lectures: `India's Raj: indigenous components and the imperial construction of India'), Schools, 5 p.m.

H.E. ROLF EKÉUS: `The UN Security Council and weapons of mass destruction in Iraq' (Cyril Foster Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

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Tuesday 5 May

CHRIST CHURCH Picture Gallery exhibition opens: `Drawings for the decorative arts' (until 10 July).

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Management of change' (last of three meetings for research team leaders), 9 a.m. (see information above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Japanese prints' (special exhibition), 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9.30 a.m.--1 p.m.)

CONGREGATION meeting, 2 p.m.

A.E. SALE: `World War II code-breaking with the Bombe and the Colossus' (Strachey Lecture), Lecture Theatre, Computing Laboratory, 4.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR G. THEISSEN: `Dealing with power and possessions in primitive Christianity' (Speaker's Lectures in Biblical Studies: `Theory of primitive Christian religion'), Schools, 5 p.m.

SIR MICHAEL HOWARD: `Fin de siècle: reflections at the close of the twentieth century' (A.B. Emden Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR D. TEECE: `The knowledge economy and intellectual capital management' (Clarendon Lectures in Management Studies: `Managing innovation and change'), Schools, 5 p.m.

J. CLATWORTHY: `Theology and the value of the world' (Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society seminars: first of three seminars on Ecology and Theology), Council Room, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

DR J. BALFOUR-PAUL: `Pursuit of indigo: Arabia eastwards' (Oxford Asian Textile Group lecture), Pauling Centre for Human Sciences, 5.45 p.m. (admission for visitors: £2).

DR M. LAVEN: `Nuns and sex in Counter-Reformation Venice' (Seminar in Social and Cultural History, 1500--1800), Hovenden Room, All Souls, 8.30 p.m.

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Wednesday 6 May

PROFESSOR G. THEISSEN: `Dealing with wisdom and holiness in primitive Christianity' (final lecture in series of Speaker's Lectures in Biblical Studies: `Theory of primitive Christian religion'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR D. TEECE: `Innovation and business organisation' (Clarendon Lectures in Management Studies: `Managing innovation and change'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR L. SKLAR: `On what there isn't' (John Locke Lectures: `Philosophy within science'), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

C. TREVETT: `From the women of the Cainites to Firmilian's ecstatic female: questions of authority and heresy' (Centre for the Study of Christianity and Culture), Regent's Park College, 5 p.m.

DR M. WINTROUB: `Museum genealogies and rituals of power' (seminar series: `Collection and comparison in the sciences'), Museum of the History of Science, 5 p.m.

LOUIS GENTILE: `International protection: myth or reality?' (Refugee Studies Programme: Seminars on Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

S. MCKECHNIE: `The wider issue: representation and experience of women in politics and business' (interdisciplinary seminars: `Gender and the public/private divide'), Seminar Room, Nuffield, 5 p.m.

T. HUNKELER: `La paille des mots et le grain des choses: stratégies de dévalorisation chez Beckett' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

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Thursday 7 May

DR C. AWLL-DAVIES: `Women in management in Wales' (Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women seminars), Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

JUSTICE STEPHEN BREYER: `The work of an American constitutional judge' (H.L.A. Hart Memorial Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR D. TEECE: `Intellectual property, technology strategy, and public policy' (Clarendon Lectures in Management Studies: `Managing innovation and change'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. VISCOMI: `Blake's graphical imagination: the technical and aesthetic origins of Blake's illuminated books' (D.F. McKenzie Lecture), Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

THE REVD DR ALAN TORRANCE: `Christ and the question of criteria' (Hensley Henson Lectures in Theology: `The Christ of history and the open society'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR H. FOLEY: `Clytemnestra's apology' (Astor Visiting Lecture), Garden Quad Auditorium, St John's, 5 p.m.

DR D. MIDGLEY: `The poet in Berlin: Brecht's city poetry of the later 1920s' (The Brecht Centenary in Oxford—Streit und Gelächter: a seminar on Brecht's poetry), Lecture Room 6, New College, 5.15 p.m.

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Friday 8 May

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM study-day: `Exploring the Baroque: the Weldon Gallery redesigned', 9.30 a.m.--4 p.m. (Cost: £16. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9.30 a.m.--12.30 p.m.)

PROFESSOR J. VISCOMI: `Making Blake's books, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, and the WWW Blake archive' (seminar, related to McKenzie Lecture), Seminar Room C, St John's, 12 noon.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `A birdwatcher's guide to the Ashmolean', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9.30 a.m.--1 p.m.)

DR G. TER HAAR: `The African religious diaspora in Europe: migration and identity' (seminar series: `Transnational communities, diasporas, and globalisation'), Lecture Room, Christ Church, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR M. ALBROW: `Frames and transformations in transnational studies' (ESRC Research Programme in Transnational Communities: `Conceiving transnational activity'), Upper Lecture Theatre, School of Geography, 2 p.m.

SIR MARTIN WOOD: `Superconductivity, eighty-seven years on—where's it going?' (Cherwell–Simon Lecture), Lecture Theatre A, Zoology/Psychology Building, 4.30 p.m.

CANON ERIC JAMES: `Spirituality, Shakespeare, and royalty: has the monarchy a future?' (Eric Symes Abbott Memorial Lecture), the chapel, Keble, 5.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. WEISBERG: `Vichy law and the Holocaust in France' (Socio-Legal Studies Annual Lecture), Room 6, Examination Schools, 5.30 p.m.

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Sunday 10 May

DR JANET MARTIN SOSKICE preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 11 May

PROFESSOR R.J.W. EVANS (Regius Professor of Modern History): `The language of history and the history of language' (inaugural lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

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

PROFESSOR M. SANDEL: `Commodification, commercialisation, and privatisation' (Tanner Lectures on Human Values: `What money can't buy: the moral limits of markets'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. FRYKENBERG: `Nayakas, Rayats, and Zamindars: political contributions to India's constitution' (Radhakrishnan Memorial Lectures: `India's Raj: indigenous components and the imperial construction of India'), Schools, 5 p.m.

R. RASHED: `Arab science and classical modernity' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

STEVEN ISSERLIS and

THOMAS ADES perform works for cello and piano by Bach, Suk, Janacek, Kodaly, and Barber, Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's, 8.30 p.m. (admission by free programme, available from the Porters' Lodge, St John's; for college members only until 2 May).

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Tuesday 12 May

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Illustrators of the 1860s' (special exhibition), 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9.30 a.m.--1 p.m.)

PROFESSOR E.R. MAY (Harmsworth Professor of American History): `Shaping forces in American foreign policy' (inaugural lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR M. SANDEL: `Markets, morals, and the public sphere' (Tanner Lectures on Human Values: `What money can't buy: the moral limits of markets'), Schools, 5 p.m.

R. ATTFIELD: `Environmental sensitivity and the critiques of stewardship' (Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society seminars: second of three seminars on Ecology and Theology), Council Room, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

R. RASHED: `Descartes entre al-Khayam et Newton' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR F. LENGER: `Unwelcome traditions: the debate about the "Völkish" roots of social history in Germany' (public lecture), New Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 8.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. DE VRIES: `Did a consumer culture emerge before the Industrial Revolution?' (Seminar in Social and Cultural History, 1500--1800), Hovenden Room, All Souls, 8.30 p.m.

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Wednesday 13 May

C. FRANKLIN: `The Bowdlers and their family Shakespeare' (Friends of the Bodleian thirty-minute lecture), Cecil Jackson Room, Sheldonian, 1 p.m.

ACADEMICIAN M.L. GASPAROV: `Russian language and Russian verse: the linguistics of poetry' (Taylor Institution Sesquicentennial Lectures: `Languages and literatures of Europe'), the Lecture Hall, the Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

P.D. JAMES: `Mystery and mayhem: the craft of the detective story' (Richard Hillary Memorial Lecture), St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

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

DR M. CERNEA: `Economics, the private sector, and human rights: open issues in population resettlement' (Refugee Studies Programme: Elizabeth Colson Lecture), Rhodes House, 5 p.m.

DR I. ZWEINIGER-BARGIELOWSKA: `The citizen housewife: women under austerity in the 1940s' (interdisciplinary seminars: `Gender and the public/private divide'), Seminar Room, Nuffield, 5 p.m.

DR S. MUELLER-WILLE: `Collectors, system-builders and world-wide commerce: the epistemic functions of collection in Linnaean botany' (seminar series: `Collection and comparison in the sciences'), Museum of the History of Science, 5 p.m.

D. RIBARD and

A. VIALA: `Fontenelle au carrefour: histoire, philosophie, sciences et littérature' (first of three meetings: `Histoire et littérature: France—Ancien Régime'), Maison Française, 5 p.m.

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