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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 5 February

DR C. HARRIS: `Representing Tibetan identity: "minority" artists and the People's Republic of China' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminar: `Artisans, crafts, and local identities'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `East meets West: Hispano-Moresque pottery', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.--1 p.m.)

P. SPYER: `The cassowary will (not) be photographed: "The Primitive", "the Japanese", and the elusive "Sacred" (Aru, eastern Indonesia)' (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology seminars), Lecture Theatre, ISCA, 4.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR T.C. SMOUT: `Making and using the soil' (Ford's Lectures in British History: `Use and delight: environmental history in Northern England since 1600'), Schools, 5 p.m.

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Sunday 7 February

PROFESSOR HENRY MAYR-HARTING preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 8 February

DR J. ENNEW: `Early marriage and early pregnancy in the context of children's rights: some Tanzanian data' (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology Seminars: `Youth, fertility, and reproductive health'), Seminar Room, ISCA, 11 a.m.

A. GOLDBLOOM: `Samuel Hartlib, the Ephemerides, and lay medical knowledge, 1634--60' (lecture series: `Medicine and culture before 1750'), Wellcome Unit, 47 Banbury Road, 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR D. SHULMAN: `Words and selves' (Radhakrishnan Memorial Lectures: `Poetry, mantra, silence: a South Indian perspective'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR M. REEVE: `R' (Lowe Lectures in Palaeography: `Manuscripts and method: the transmission of Vegetius'), Schools, 5 p.m.

C. HAMILTON: `The development of an index of sustainable economic welfare' (Environmental Change Unit seminar), Main Lecture Theatre, School of Geography, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR P. HARPER: `Genetic testing: prospects and problems' (Green College Lectures: `Genes'), Witts Lecture Theatre, Radcliffe Infirmary, 6 p.m.

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Tuesday 9 February

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

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

PROFESSOR E. ROLLS: `What are emotions? Why do we have them? What are their brain mechanisms?' (McDonnell–Pew Seminar in Cognitive Neuroscience), Weiskrantz Room (C113), Department of Experimental Psychology, 4.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR I. BROWNLIE: `The peaceful settlement of disputes between states and the problem of globalisation' (Wolfson College Lectures: `Globalisation and insecurity'), the Hall, Wolfson, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

PROFESSOR T. HOPKINS: `Negotiating religious identity: some Indian examples' (Interdisciplinary seminars in the study of religions), Blue Boar Seminar Room, Christ Church, 5 p.m.

L. MICHAELIS: `Environmental policy for social innovation' (Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society seminars), Council Room, Main Building, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR L. MENAND: `Democracy and higher education' (Herbert Spencer Lectures: `Democracy in practice and in theory'), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR MIKAEL AF MALMBORG: `Scandinavia and the European Great Powers' (seminar series: `Bilateral relations in west Europe'), European Studies Centre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

RUTH KELLY, MP, BOWEN WELLS, MP, and DR V. FITZGERALD: `Reforming international financial institutions' (seminar series: `Foreign policy dilemmas: Britain and the world'), Lecture Theatre, New Building, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

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Wednesday 10 February

PROFESSOR R. LITTLEWOOD: `In partial defence of Euhemerus' (Wilde Lectures in Natural and Comparative Religion: `Religion, restitution, and agency: lectures in medicine and religious thought'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR D. SHULMAN: `Marking and memory' (Radhakrishnan Memorial Lectures: `Poetry, mantra, silence: a South Indian perspective'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR C. RAWSON: `Killing the poor: an Anglo-Irish theme' (F.W. Bateson Memorial Lecture), Examination Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. CONNORS: `Façades that grow' (Slade Lectures: `Borromini and Baroque Rome'), Lecture Hall, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

S. MONTAGUE: `Stephen Montague's String Quartet no. 1, in memoriam Barry Anderson and Tomasz Sikorski, for string quartet and electronics: an illustrated analysis' (public lecture series: `The composer speaks'), Holywell Music Room, 5 p.m.

DR T. GALVIN: `Refugees or asylum seekers—Ireland's dilemma or Ireland's opportunity?' (Refugee Studies Programme: Seminars on Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

MS P. DENHAM: `From industrial policy to the regeneration of north-east England' (lecture series: `Women in Whitehall'), Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's, 5.30 p.m.

LEE LUVISI performs piano works by Scarlatti, Mozart, Fauré, Schumann, and Chopin, the Auditorium, St John's, 8.30 p.m. (no charge; admission can be reserved by programme available from porters' lodge).

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Thursday 11 February

DR C. HUMPHREYS: `Possibilities and problems: Australian perspectives on the use of third party applications for protective orders in cases of domestic violence' (Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women seminars: `Researching gender, conflict, and violence'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. PARKIN: `The development of regional identities in an integrating Europe: a challenge to the nation state?' (ESRC Research Programme: `Transnational communities'), Senior Common Room, School of Geography, 2 p.m.

J.L. NELSON: `Political thinking in the early Middle Ages: councils' (Carlyle Lectures), Schools, 5 p.m.

C. LABORDE: `The culture(s) of the Republic: French debates on Anglo-American multiculturalism' (seminar in modern French history and politics), Maison Française, 5 p.m.

N. JAS: `Virtues of science as virtues of state: the 1888 French law on fertiliser fraud suppression and its influence throughout Europe' (Modern History Faculty/Maison Française seminar series: `Science and the new century: Britain, France, and Germany c.1900'), History of Science Seminar Room, Modern History Faculty, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR B. CUNLIFFE: `Tribes and empires' (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 12 February

DR R. BARNES: `Weaving identity: new textiles in Kedang, Eastern Indonesia' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminar: `Artisans, crafts, and local identities'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

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

W. REA: ` "Dodging the deity": Ekiti Yoruba masquerades in view' (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology seminars), Lecture Theatre, ISCA, 4.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR T.C. SMOUT: `Commanding the waters' (Ford's Lectures in British History: `Use and delight: environmental history in Northern England since 1600'), Schools, 5 p.m.

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Saturday 13 February

FRANCO-BRITISH STUDY DAY: `Koyré et au-delà (various speakers), Maison Française, 9 a.m.–8 p.m.

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Sunday 14 February

THE REVD GERARD W. HUGHES preaches the sermon On the Grace of Humility, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 15 February

ACADEMIC STAFF Development Seminar: `Negotiation and dealing with conflict', 9.15 a.m. (see information above).

DR M. COLLUMBIEN: `A study of male sexual health and behaviour in Orissa, India' (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology Seminars: `Youth, fertility, and reproductive health'), Seminar Room, ISCA, 11 a.m.

C. CHAPMAN: `Murder as death; or the art of dying badly in late seventeenth-century England' (lecture series: `Medicine and culture before 1750'), Wellcome Unit, 47 Banbury Road, 2.15 p.m.

DR D. SOLTER: `Maternal messages—how to read them, and what do they tell?' (J.W. Jenkins Memorial Lecture), Lecture Theatre A, Zoology/Psychology Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR V. REYNOLDS: `Institutionalising conservation: the case of forestry in Uganda' (Environmental Change Unit seminar), Main Lecture Theatre, School of Geography, 5 p.m.

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