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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 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.

STEPHEN MONTAGUE leads a workshop on `Instant composition', Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 12 noon–5 p.m. (open to music students and members of the Faculty; further details from the Administrator, (2)76125).

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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

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

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.)

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

J. MURPHY: `Integrating environment and economy through ecological modernisation: an assessment of the impact of environmental policy on industrial innovation' (Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society seminar), Council Room, Main Building, Mansfield, 5 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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Wednesday 14 October

E. LESTER: `The plight of urban refugees today' (Refugee Studies Programme: Seminars on Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

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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.

DR L.E. BELAUNDE: `The responsibility of men: birth spacing and the couple's love amongst the Airopai of Amazonian Peru' (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology seminars: `Youth, fertility, and reproductive health'), Lecture Room, 61 Banbury Road, 4.30 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.

WEEKEND OF CONTEMPORARY MUSIC: performance of Morton Subotnick's chamber opera Jacob's Room, Holywell Music Room, 8 p.m. (public lecture by composer, 6 p.m.); also performance of Variations IV by John Cage (tickets £6/£3 from Playhouse Box Office, or at the door).

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Saturday 17 October

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

WEEKEND OF CONTEMPORARY MUSIC: performance of ShamanSong, film-score for voice and electronics by Joan la Barbara, Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 8 p.m. (public lecture by composer, 6 p.m.); also works by John Cage (tickets £6/£3 from Playhouse Box Office, or at the door).

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

CLINICAL MEDICINE Faculty Board election, 12 November (one ordinary member): nominations by two electors to be received at the University Offices by 4 p.m.

MUSIC Faculty Board election, 12 November (one ordinary member): nominations by two electors to be received at the University Offices by 4 p.m.

PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES Faculty Board election, 12 November (one ordinary member): nominations by two electors to be received at the University Offices by 4 p.m.

SOCIAL STUDIES Faculty Board election, 12 November (one official member): nominations by two electors to be received at the University Offices by 4 p.m.

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.

DR J. PISCATORI: `Religion in the study of politics' (interdisciplinary seminars: `Methodological approaches to the study of religions'), Christ Church, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. HICK: `Philosophy and the study of religions' (Robert Whyte Lecture in the Interdisciplinary Study of Religions), Schools, 5 p.m.

C. HAMBLER: `Is sustainability an illusion?' (Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society seminar), Council Room, Main Building, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

K. GORE: `L'actualité du theâtre de Sartre, 1943–98' (lecture series: `Thêatre et littérature, mots et images'), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

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Wednesday 21 October

DR W. BOSSWICK: `Asylum in Germany' (Refugee Studies Programme: Seminars on Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

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

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Thursday 22 October

CONGREGATION meeting, 12 noon (conferment of DCL by Diploma on President Václav Havel).

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.

DR F. PIEKE: `The overseas Chinese and the world system; new configurations of an "old" diaspora' (ESRC Research Programme on Transnational Communities—seminars: `Globalisation and the "old" diasporas'), Senior Common Room, School of Geography, 2 p.m.

DR B. WOLFF: `Mixing qualitative and quantitative methods in the study of couple decision-making on sex, condoms, and contraceptive use in Uganda' (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology seminars: `Youth, fertility, and reproductive health'), Lecture Room, 61 Banbury Road, 4.30 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.

MAISON FRANÇAISE meeting, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.: `Which Napoleon?' (tel. for details: (2)74220).

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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.

PROFESSOR P. RILEY: `Leibniz's Lettre sur l'éducation d'un prince: a commentary' (lecture series: `Thêatre et littérature, mots et images'), Maison Française, 5.15 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.)

D. PEPPER: `Ecological modernisation versus the "ideal model" of sustainable development: which is appropriate for the European periphery?' (Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society seminar), Council Room, Main Building, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

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Wednesday 28 October

MRS M. CLAPINSON: `Beetles, beams, and buttresses: 500 years of maintaining the Old Library' (Friends of the Bodleian thirty-minute lecture), Cecil Jackson Room, Sheldonian, 1 p.m. (tel. for further information: (2)77234).

SUPARMI ARCHER: `The roots of rock' (public lecture), Holywell Music Room, 4.30 p.m.

S. SEN: `Waiting to return home: the refugees of South Asia' (Refugee Studies Programme: Seminars on Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

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Thursday 29 October

DR H. AFSHAR: `Islamisation 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 M. STEWART: `Hungarians in Romania: from mother tongue education to regional autonomy' (ESRC Research Programme on Transnational Communities—seminars: `Globalisation and the "old" diasporas'), Senior Common Room, School of Geography, 2 p.m.

DR H. MONTGOMERY: `Adulthood, sexuality, and prostitution among children in Thailand' (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology seminars: `Youth, fertility, and reproductive health'), Lecture Room, 61 Banbury Road, 4.30 p.m.

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

THE RT. HON. SHIRLEY WILLIAMS: `Women in politics: transforming governance' (St Hilda's College Lectures: `Women in Westminster'), Jacqueline du Pré Building, St Hilda's, 5.30 p.m.

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