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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 6 November

PROFESSOR J. OKELY: `The fieldworker—age, ethnicity, and era' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminar: `The identity of the fieldworker—"me" and others' "me" '), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

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

DR B. YORKE: `The secular context of early Anglo-Saxon nunneries' (James Ford Special Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

H.E. F. NORDMANN (Swiss Ambassador): `European Union enlargement---prospects and problems: Switzerland', European Studies Centre (70 Woodstock Road), 5 p.m.

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Saturday 7 November

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

MAISON FRANÇAISE meeting, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.: `Les enjeux de La Parité aujourd'hui' (Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France) (tel. for details: (2)74220).

TRANSLATION RESEARCH in Oxford meeting: `Translating the text and context: vernacular, dialect, minority language, and the stage', St Hugh's, 9.15 a.m.–5 p.m. (tel. Edith McMorran for details: (2)74996 or (2)74222; e-mail: maison@sable.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR J. RODWELL: `The experience of Passion in Creation' (Sir Alister Hardy Memorial Lecture on Science and Religion), the Theatre, Westminster College, 2.30 p.m.

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Sunday 8 November

THE REVD ANGELA TILBY preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 9 November

ACADEMIC STAFF Development Seminar: `Information overload: beat the bumph', 9.15 a.m. (see information above).

EDWARD SAID: `The political and moral consequences of 1948' (Middle East Centre seminar series: `1948—founding myths and original sins'), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR L. WRIGHT: `London Business English: medieval Latin, Anglo-Norman, Middle English, and issues of language death' (Oxford English Dictionary Forum), Rewley House, 5 p.m.

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Tuesday 10 November

THE REVD JOHN DAVIES preaches the Court Sermon, Cathedral, 10.15 a.m.

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

ACADEMIC STAFF DEVELOPMENT SEMINARS: `Improving students' study skills', 9.30 a.m.; `Funding and finance', 2 p.m. (see information above).

J. KENNETH BLACKWELL: Lecture to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the University Declaration of Human Rights, Schools, 5 p.m.

S. SHACKLEY and E. Darier: `Climate encounters: focus group discussions on climate change and its relation to local environmental issues in the north- west of England' (Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society seminar), Council Room, Main Building, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

D. BRADBY: `News from the front: five new French playwrights' (lecture series: `Thêatre et littérature, mots et images'), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

DR I. SCARGILL: `The landscape of Oxford's Green Belt' (Hoskins Lecture), Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's, 5.30 p.m.

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Wednesday 11 November

ACADEMIC STAFF Development Seminar: `Proof-reading', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

DR G. WALKER: `The Captain's Russian bell: a village mystery' (Friends of the Bodleian thirty-minute lecture), Cecil Jackson Room, Sheldonian, 1 p.m. (tel. for further information: (2)77234).

PROFESSOR P. MOMMAERS: `The role of the intermediary' (Martin D'Arcy Lectures: `The riddle of Christian mystical experience: the role of the humanity of Jesus'), Schools, 5 p.m.

REFUGEE STUDIES PROGRAMME: Seminars on Forced Migration, Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

THE RT. REVD DR GEOFFREY ROWELL: `Learning to live with difference: theological and practical reflections on being Anglican six years after the 1992 vote' (All Saints Lecture 1998), Lecture Theatre, Rewley House, 5 p.m.

NICHOLAS CLAPTON (counter-tenor) and Tom Kerstens (guitar): `Lorca's Spain'—recital of poetry and song-settings, with works by David Bedford, Simon Holt, Lorca, Manuel de Falla, and others, Holywell Music Room, 8 p.m. (tickets, £9/£6, from Playhouse, Beaumont Street, or at the door).

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Thursday 12 November

ACADEMIC STAFF Development Seminar: `Recruitment and selection' (day 1), 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

O. REITMAN: `Women, multiculturalism, 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.

DR G. PREVELAKIS: `Finis Graeciae or the return of the Greeks? State diaspora in the context of globalisation' (ESRC Research Programme on Transnational Communities—seminars: `Globalisation and the "old" diasporas'), Senior Common Room, School of Geography, 2 p.m.

DR S. DAY: `Infertility among London sex workers' (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology seminars: `Youth, fertility, and reproductive health'), Lecture Room, 61 Banbury Road, 4.30 p.m.

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Friday 13 November

ACADEMIC STAFF Development Seminar: `Recruitment and selection' (day 2), 9 a.m. (see information above).

PROFESSOR Z. MACH: `My identity as a fieldworker in Poland, under Communism and now' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminar: `The identity of the fieldworker—"me" and others' "me" '), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

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

PROFESSOR L. COLLEY: `Going native, telling tales: captivities and collaborations in an age of empire' (James Ford Special Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

C. LONG: `European Union enlargement---prospects and problems: Hungary', European Studies Centre (70 Woodstock Road), 5 p.m.

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Sunday 15 November

THE REVD DR COLIN THOMPSON preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 16 November

PROFESSOR PETER HAGGETT: `Towards a geography of epidemics' (Clarendon Lectures in Geography and Environmental Studies: `On the geographical nature of epidemics'), Lecture Theatre, School of Geography, 5 p.m.

BRIAN FERNEYHOUGH delivers a public lecture in the series `The composer speaks', Holywell Music Room, 5 p.m.

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Tuesday 17 November

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

ACADEMIC STAFF DEVELOPMENT SEMINARS: `Supervising D.Phil. students', 2 p.m.; `Introduction to the Counselling Service and making a referral', 5.15 p.m (see information above).

CONGREGATION meeting, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR PETER HAGGETT: `Spatial diffusion and epidemics' (Clarendon Lectures in Geography and Environmental Studies: `On the geographical nature of epidemics'), Lecture Theatre, School of Geography, 5 p.m.

DR J. COX: `Methodological innovation and the study of religions' (interdisciplinary seminars: `Methodological approaches to the study of religions'), Christ Church, 5 p.m.

A. RAITT: `Flaubert et le thêatre' (lecture series: `Thêatre et littérature, mots et images'), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR AMARTYA SEN: `Reason before identity' (Romanes Lecture), Sheldonian Theatre, 5.45 p.m.

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Wednesday 18 November

PROFESSOR P. MOMMAERS: `The way from humanity to divinity' (Martin D'Arcy Lectures: `The riddle of Christian mystical experience: the role of the humanity of Jesus'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR PETER HAGGETT: `Global change: new environments, new epidemics?' (Clarendon Lectures in Geography and Environmental Studies: `On the geographical nature of epidemics'), Lecture Theatre, School of Geography, 5 p.m.

DR R. HANSEN: `Britain, citizenship, and immigration' (Refugee Studies Programme: Seminars on Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET (with James Campbell, clarinet), perform works by Haydn, James Macmillan, and Brahms, Holywell Music Room, 8 p.m. (tickets £8 (concessions £6/£4) from the Playhouse, Beaumont Street, or at the door).

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Thursday 19 November

PROFESSOR D. DAVIN: `Women's Rights, Human Rights and Population Policy in China' (Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women seminars: `Gender, change, and human rights'), Library Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

R. SEGAL: `Globalisation and the black diaspora' (ESRC Research Programme on Transnational Communities—seminars: `Globalisation and the "old" diasporas'), Senior Common Room, School of Geography, 2 p.m.

K. HAWKINS: `From policy to local reality: social context of reproductive health---a case study from Bolivia' (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology seminars: `Youth, fertility, and reproductive health'), Lecture Room, 61 Banbury Road, 4.30 p.m.

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Friday 20 November

DR I. FOWLER and Mrs E.M. Chilver: `The ethnographer in the last decades of colonialism and now' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminar: `The identity of the fieldworker—"me" and others' "me" '), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

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

PROFESSOR THELMA HOLT and Sir Peter Hall: `Theatre---where the imagination lives' (Cameron Mackintosh Lectures), Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's, 5 p.m.

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Sunday 22 November

PROFESSOR DAVID MARQUAND preaches the Sermon on the Sin of Pride, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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