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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 2 October

NATIONAL GALLERY: exhibition of works from Christ Church Picture Gallery opens (until 29 November). (Christ Church Picture Gallery to reopen 7 June 1999.)

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `East meets West: blue and white ceramics' (monthly series of cross-cultural talks), 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.)

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Saturday 3 October

DEGREE CEREMONY, Sheldonian, 2.30 p.m.

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Monday 5 October

BODLEIAN LIBRARY exhibition opens: `Beetles, beams, and buttresses—five hundred years of maintaining the Old Library' (until 30 January).

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Tuesday 6 October

CONGREGATION meeting, 12 noon (vice- Chancellor's Oration).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM study-day: `Tombs, temples, and towns: the archaeological record of Egypt in the Ashmolean, 1898–1998', 9.45 a.m.–4 p.m. (tel. for further information and bookings: (2)78015).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Malchair and the Oxford School' (special exhibition), 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.)

MATINÉE of Korean traditional music, Wolfson College, 3.30–5.30 p.m. (admission free).

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Wednesday 7 October

ACADEMIC STAFF Development Seminar: `Welcome to the University', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

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Thursday 8 October

THE REVD DR TIMOTHY BRADSHAW celebrates Holy Communion (Latin), St Mary's, 8 a.m.

ACADEMIC STAFF Development Seminar: `Tutorial teaching (general)', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

H. CRAWLEY: `Gender, change, and human rights: theoretical introduction' (Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women seminars: `Gender, change, and human rights'), Library Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

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Friday 9 October

ACADEMIC STAFF Development Seminar: `Lecturing and student learning', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Drinking in the past', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.)

PROFESSOR M.F. ASHBY: `The engineering science of cellular solids' (Hirsch Lecture), Main Lecture Theatre, University Museum of Natural History, 5 p.m.

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Sunday 11 October

MICHAELMAS FULL TERM begins.

THE REVD HUGH WHITE preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 12 October

CONGREGATION elections, 5 November: nominations by two members of Congregation to be received at the University Offices by 4.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR AMOS OZ (Weidenfeld Visiting Professor): `But what actually existed before the Big Bang?' (lecture series: `The story begins: studying the opening sections of masterpieces in literature'), Schools, 5 p.m.

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Tuesday 13 October

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Deities in India and the Cyclades', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.)

CONGREGATION meeting, 2 p.m.

B. LAMPSON: `Computer systems research: past and future' (Strachey Lecture), Lecture Theatre, Computing Laboratory, 4.30 p.m.

P. BAKER: `Travellers in Iran: oil paintings of seventeenth-century Europeans' (Oxford Asian Textile Group lecture), Pauling Centre for Human Sciences, 7 p.m. (admission for visitors £2; further details from Oxford 554281 or (2)78076).

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Thursday 15 October

ACADEMIC STAFF Development Seminar: `Accounting and planning', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

PROFESSOR N. YUVAL-DAVIS: `The multi-layered citizen, gender human rights, and the question of difference' (Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women seminars: `Gender, change, and human rights'), Library Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR AMOS OZ (Weidenfeld Visiting Professor): `On the beginning of Effie Briest by Theodore Fontane' (lecture series: `The story begins: studying the opening sections of masterpieces in literature'), Schools, 5 p.m.

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Friday 16 October

ACADEMIC STAFF Development Seminar: `Small group teaching', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `The world of the New Testament', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.)

PROFESSOR J.-P. CHANGEUX: `The nicotinic acetylcholine receptor and synaptic plasticity' (Royal Society Ferrier Lecture), Lecture Theatre A, Department of Experimental Psychology, 4.30 p.m.

SIR JOHN BIRT and Melvyn Bragg: `The future of broadcasting' (inaugural Sir Patrick Nairne Lecture), Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's, 5 p.m.

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Saturday 17 October

MATRICULATION CEREMONY, Convocation House (colleges to be informed of time).

MARK PESKANOV and Julian Jacobson: violin and piano recital of works by Schubert, Prokofiev, Bach, Bloch, and Sarasate, Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's, 8.30 p.m. (admission by free programme, available from college lodge; reserved for college members until 10 October).

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Sunday 18 October

THE REVD CANON BRIAN MOUNTFORD preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 19 October

CONGREGATION elections, 5 November: nominations by six members of Congregation to be received at the University Offices by 4.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR AMOS OZ (Weidenfeld Visiting Professor): `On the beginning of In the Prime of Her Life by S.Y. Agnon' (lecture series: `The story begins: studying the opening sections of masterpieces in literature'), Schools, 5 p.m.

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Tuesday 20 October

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Ashmolean gentlemen—portraits and beyond', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.)

ACADEMIC STAFF Development Seminar: `Services to support academic staff', 12 noon (see information above).

CONGREGATION meeting, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR K. WALTZ: `Realism after the Cold War' (Winchester Lecture in International Relations), Schools, 5 p.m.

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Wednesday 21 October

THE RT REVD RICHARD HARRIES: `Religion in the media' (lecture), Regent's Park College, 5 p.m.

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Thursday 22 October

PROFESSOR E. KOFMAN: `Women, migration, and human rights' (Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women seminars: `Gender, change, and human rights'), Library Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR AMOS OZ (Weidenfeld Visiting Professor): `On the beginning of The Nose by Nikolai Gogol' (lecture series: `The story begins: studying the opening sections of masterpieces in literature'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. AITCHISON: `The drinker of the devil's dregs' (Tyndale Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

THE RT. HON. GILLIAN SHEPHARD, MP: `Women in politics—do they make a difference?' (St Hilda's College Lectures: `Women in Westminster'), Jacqueline du Pré Building, St Hilda's, 5.30 p.m.

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Friday 23 October

ACADEMIC STAFF DEVELOPMENT SEMINARS: `Effective meetings', 9 a.m.; `Disabled students: access, inclusion, and fulfilling potential', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Renaissance (II)', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.)

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Saturday 24 October

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

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Sunday 25 October

PROFESSOR FRANCES YOUNG preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 26 October

PROFESSOR AMOS OZ (Weidenfeld Visiting Professor): `On the beginning of A Country Doctor by Franz Kafka' (lecture series: `The story begins: studying the opening sections of masterpieces in literature'), Schools, 5 p.m.

DENIS MACK SMITH: `Italy in 1998: has anything changed?' (Dorothy Rowe Memorial Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

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Tuesday 27 October

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Japanese Nanga paintings' (special exhibition), 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.)

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