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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 31 October

M. COHEN: `Reconstructing Jewish self-identification in post-Communist Hungary: the educational challenge' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminars: `Education and the resolution of conflict'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `The Chinese 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.)

C. GUTLEBEN: `A survey of English university fiction' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

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Saturday 1 November

TRANSLATION RESEARCH in Oxford study-day: `Translation or adaptation?', St Hugh's, 10 a.m. (details from Edith McMorran, (2)74996, or J. Taylor (2)76835).

DR D. BUTLER: `Elections and elections—McCallum's legacy' (McCallum Lecture), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 11.30 a.m.

MUSIC DA CAMERA ITALIANA: cantata and sonata recital of works by Scarlatti, Vivaldi, Paganini, Verdi, Puccini, Tosti, Pizzetti, and Respighi, Holywell Music Room, 7.30 p.m. (tickets £6/£3 from Blackwell's Music Shop or at the door) (arranged by the Oxford Italian Association in aid of the Dorothy Rowe Scholarship Fund).

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Sunday 2 November

THE REVD DR GRAHAM TOMLIN preaches, Jesus College, 10 a.m.

DISCUSSION/DEBATE: `Cut the connection? Church and State in England today' (with Rt Revd Colin Buchanan, Rt Revd Richard Harries, and Margaret Hebblethwaite), chaplain's rooms, Exeter, 3.45 p.m.

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Monday 3 November

DR L. RIVAL: `Community-based and participatory forest management in Esmeraldas, Ecuador: two complementary alternatives?' (Environmental Change Unit Seminars), Main Lecture Theatre, School of Geography, 2.15 p.m.

CONGREGATION elections, 20 November: nominations by six members of Congregation to be received at the University Offices by 4 p.m.

PROFESSOR G. STEDMAN JONES: `Science and providence: the cosmology of socialism from Fourier to Engels' (Carlyle Lectures: `Before God died: enlightenment, revolution, and the genesis of the socialist Utopia'), Schools, 5 p.m.

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Tuesday 4 November

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

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Time management' (academic and research staff), 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Greek sculpture: the classical period', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9.30 a.m.--12.30 p.m.)

M. JASCHOK: `Chinese Muslim women negotiating identity between Allah and modernity: "Hui fu-–han mu" (Muslim father, Chinese mother)' (Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women special seminar), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m

DR J. CATTO: `The triumph of the hall in fifteenth- century Oxford' (A.B. Emden Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

P. HARRIS: `Kyoto, climate change, and US policy: some precedents for subdued optimism' (Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society seminars), Council Room, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. SMITH: `Visions of the future: east Asia in 1943 and 1993' (Huang Hsing Foundation Distinguished Lecture in Asian Studies), New Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. LECA: `Political opposition in the Arab Middle East today' (lecture), Middle East Centre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

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Wednesday 5 November

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM study-day: `The arts of Japan—the Edo and Meiji periods, 1600–1912', 10 a.m.–4 p.m. (cost £19. Tel. for information and bookings: (2)78015).

PROFESSOR R. GIRARD: `Violence, victims, and Christianity' (Martin D'Arcy Special Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR D. RODIN: `Self defence and state defence' (Refugee Studies Programme Seminars on Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

D. SAUNDERS: `Economics and voting in Britain' (lecture), Maison Française, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR DR H.J. MEYER: `Germany after unification' (public lecture), Lecture Room 2, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

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Thursday 6 November

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Time management' (general skills), 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

J. WHITE: `Gender planning for tourism in the UK' (Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women seminars: `Tourism, gender, and development'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

LORD WOOLF: `Judicial review: the tensions between the judiciary and the executive' (inaugural Neill Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

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

PROFESSOR S. MITCHELL: `Jews, Christians, and the Roman aristocracy in the first century AD' (Ronald Syme Lecture), the Hall, Wolfson, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. GIRARD: `Poor sacrifices of our enmity: love and violence in Romeo and Juliet' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

DR M.S. SWAMINATHAN: `Poverty, gender inequity, environment degradation, and our common future' (Brian Walker Lecture on Environment and Development), Witts Lecture Theatre, Radcliffe Infirmary, 6 p.m.

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Friday 7 November

C. DWYER: `Contesting Muslim identities: negotiations of difference for young British Muslim women' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminars: `Education and the resolution of conflict'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

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

PROFESSOR A. BLAIR WORDEN: `John Milton and Oliver Cromwell' (James Ford Special Lecture in British History), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR RICHARD EYRE: `Theatre madness', Bernard Sunley Theatre, St Catherine's, 5 p.m.

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

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Saturday 8 November

DEGREE conferments, Sheldonian, 11.30 a.m. and 2.30 p.m.

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Sunday 9 November

THE REVD DR ALAN TORRANCE preaches (Remembrance Sunday), St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 10 November

DR W. ADAMS: `Community conservation: a privileged solution in sub-Saharan Africa?' (Environmental Change Unit Seminars), Main Lecture Theatre, School of Geography, 2.15 p.m.

MODERN HISTORY Faculty Board election, 4 December (one ordinary member): nominations by two electors to be received at the University Offices by 4 p.m.

PROFESSOR G. STEDMAN JONES: ` "All shall work": Saint- Simon and the critique of political economy' (Carlyle Lectures: `Before God died: enlightenment, revolution, and the genesis of the socialist Utopia'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR AVNER GREIF: `Social foundations of institutions that facilitate impersonal exchange: from the community responsibility system to individual legal responsibility in pre-modern Europe' (seminar), Hovenden Room, All Souls, 5 p.m.

DR D. HUGHES: `The NHS internal market: the limits of contractual governance' (seminar series: `Government by contract'), Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, 5 p.m.

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Tuesday 11 November

THE VEN. FRANK WESTON preaches the Court Sermon, Cathedral, 10.30 a.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `The founding of the Ashmolean', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9.30 a.m.--12.30 p.m.)

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Induction programme for academic staff, session III: funding and finance', 2 p.m. (see information above).

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Creating knowledge—scholars, tutors, and learning processes' (first of three meetings on this theme), Schools, 2.30 p.m. (see information above).

D. FISK: `The public and environmental risk: probably more rational than we probably think?' (Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society seminars), Council Room, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

MRS MARY ROBINSON delivers the Romanes Lecture on the subject of Human Rights, Sheldonian, 5.45 p.m. (admission by ticket only, obtainable from the Sheldonian).

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Wednesday 12 November

THE HON. FLORA MACDONALD: `Refugee crisis in the Great Lakes: have any lessons been learned?' (Refugee Studies Programme: Annual Human Rights Lecture), Schools (East School), 5 p.m.

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