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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 4 December

ACADEMIC STAFF Development Seminar: `Dealing with harassment' (day 1), 2 p.m. (see information above).

DR K. SZENT-GYORGYI: `Fieldworker among an Hungarian peasant nobility: uncovering old roots, discovering new identities' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminar: `The identity of the fieldworker---"me" and others' "me" '), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET, with Matthew Mills (piano), perform works by Haydn and Shostakovitch, Holywell Music Room, 1 p.m. (tickets £5 (concessions £2.50) from the Playhouse, Beaumont Street, or at the door).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `East meets West: tiles from east and west' (special exhibition), 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.--1 p.m.)

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Saturday 5 December

MICHAELMAS FULL TERM ends.

MAISON FRANÇAISE meeting, 9 a.m.: journée d'étude franco-brittanique, `Slavery from the seventeenth to the nineteenth century' (continues tomorrow; tel. for details: (2)74220).

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Monday 7 December

SPECIAL LECTURE LIST, Hilary Term: items for inclusion to be received by today (fax: (2)78180, e-mail: lecture.lists@admin.ox.ac.uk).

CENTRE FOR BRAZILIAN STUDIES conference: `Brazil as an export economy', St Antony's, 9.30 a.m.–6.30 p.m. (tel. for enquiries: 554026).

PROFESSOR PETER DONNELLY (Professor of Statistical Science): `Modelling genes' (inaugural lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

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Tuesday 8 December

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Design in paintings', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.--1 p.m.)

PHYSICAL SCIENCES Faculty Board election, 17 December (one ordinary member): nominations by six electors to be received at the University Offices by 4 p.m.

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Wednesday 9 December

ACADEMIC STAFF Development Seminar: `Introduction to strategic planning and management', 9 a.m. (see information above).

DR J. WHITELEY: `Ingres, Cockerell, and the English colony in Rome', Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean, 5 p.m. (public lecture—admission free).

PROFESSOR JON STALLWORTHY reads from Singing School, a fragment of autobiography, and Rounding the Horn: Collected Poems, the Buttery, Wolfson, 6 p.m.

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Thursday 10 December

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

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Friday 11 December

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Introducing the Anglo- Saxons', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.--1 p.m.)

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Sunday 13 December

CONCERT: `On tour with Coryate and the Gonzaga Band'—early music for sackbuts and cornetts (with narration by Nicholas Clapton), Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 8 p.m. (tickets £8/£5 from the Bate Collection, tel. (2)76139, or at the door; free pre- concert talk, 7.15 p.m.).

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Tuesday 15 December

ACADEMIC STAFF Development Seminar: `Approaches to lecturing: practice sessions', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `An introduction to sculpture', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.--1 p.m.)

CONGREGATION meeting, 2 p.m.

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Friday 18 December

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM exhibition opens: `Piet de Jong's cartoons' (until 3 January).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Glass through the ages', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.--1 p.m.)

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Tuesday 22 December

UNIVERSITY COUNSELLING SERVICE closed (reopens 4 January).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM exhibition opens: `The painterly brush—oil sketches from the Ashmolean Museum' (until 21 March).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `A Christmas tour', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.--1 p.m.)

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Thursday 24 December

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM closed (reopens 30 December).

BODLEIAN LIBRARY closed (reopens 4 January).

TAYLOR INSTITUTION library closed (reopens 4 January).

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Tuesday 5 January

DR C. BROWN: `Van Dyck: a tale of three cities' (Ashmolean Museum New Year Lecture), Taylorian Lecture Theatre, 11 a.m. (free admission).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM exhibition opens: `Nineteenth-century French drawings' (until 28 February).

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Wednesday 6 January

ACADEMIC STAFF Development Seminar (residential course): `Mid-career review for academic staff', day 1 (see information above).

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Thursday 7 January

ACADEMIC STAFF Development Seminar (residential course): `Mid-career review for academic staff', day 2 (see information above).

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Friday 8 January

ACADEMIC STAFF Development Seminar (residential course): `Mid-career review for academic staff', day 3 (see information above).

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Sunday 17 January

HILARY FULL TERM begins.

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Monday 18 January

DR J. WATSON: `From the double helix to the Human Genome Project' (Green College Lectures: `Genes'), Witts Lecture Theatre, Radcliffe Infirmary, 6 p.m.

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Tuesday 19 January

CONGREGATION meeting, 2 p.m.

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Wednesday 20 January

PROFESSOR R. LITTLEWOOD: `Extreme experiences and religious cognitions' (Wilde Lectures in Natural and Comparative Religion: `Religion, restitution, and agency: lectures in medicine and religious thought'), Schools, 5 p.m.

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Thursday 21 January

PROFESSOR C. GAMBLE: `Early beginnings' (Linacre Lectures: `The peopling of Britain—the shaping of a human landscape'), Lecture Theatre A, the Zoology/Psychology Building, 5.15 p.m.

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Friday 22 January

PROFESSOR T.C. SMOUT: `Use and delight: continuity and change in attitude to nature' (Ford's Lectures in British History: `Use and delight: environmental history in Northern England since 1600'), Schools, 5 p.m.

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