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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 11 June

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

PROFESSOR C.E. WIEMAN: `Bose--Einstein condensation: revealing the quantum world using ultra-low temperatures' (Cherwell-Simon Memorial Lecture), Lecture Theatre A, Zoology-Psychology Building, 4.30 p.m.

DR J. RYAN and Dr D. Ryan: `Performing place: the Oxford Pageant of 1907' (School of Geography Centenary Lectures), School of Geography, 5 p.m.

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Saturday 12 June

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

THE BAND OF INSTRUMENTS, with the Choir of Magdalen College, perform at Evensong, the chapel, Magdalen, 6 p.m. (free and open to the public).

THE OXFORD GAMELAN SOCIETY: concert of Javanese music and dance, Wesley Memorial Church, New Inn Hall Street, 7 p.m. (tickets £7 (concessions £5) from the Playhouse or at the door).

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Sunday 13 June

LORD HABGOOD: `Varieties of unbelief—believing in belief' (eighth Bampton Lecture), St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 14 June

T. TROXEL: `Parliamentary power in Russia, 1994–8' (lecture series: `Russian politics and society: Soviet and post-Soviet'), Lecture Theatre, New Building, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

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Tuesday 15 June

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

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Greek sculpture in the classical period', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.--1 p.m.)

PROFESSOR L. DASTON: `Objectivity and the cosmic community' (Sir Isaiah Berlin Lectures in the History of Ideas: `The ideals and practice of scientific objectivity'), St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

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Wednesday 16 June

K. HARRISON: `How to create and use on-line tests' (OxTalent `How to...' seminar series), Language Centre, 1 p.m.

W. CLARANCE: `Protective relief in conflict: reflections on field experience in Sri Lanka' (Refugee Studies Programme: Seminars on Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

W. KHAZENDAR (Arab Poet in Residence) introduces a Poetry Reading by young Oxford poets, Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

E. FRANQUEMONT: `Genius and tradition: change in folk textile traditions of the Andes' (Friends of the Pitt Rivers Museum lecture), Pitt Rivers Research Building (64 Banbury Road), 6 p.m.

THE LONDON CHINESE ORCHESTRA perform Chinese music, Ashmolean, 6.30 p.m. (admission £15; tickets from the Playhouse Box Office, Beaumont Street, tel. 798600).

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Thursday 17 June

UNIVERSITY COUNSELLING SERVICE: annual conference, with speakers Dr Bob Hale and Ellen Noonan (telephone for details: (2)70300).

ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY of Modern and Contemporary France study- day (various speakers): `A propos de Proust', Maison Française, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. (to book, tel.: (2)74220).

MATRICULATION CEREMONY, Convocation House, 12.30 p.m.

DR M. JASCHOK: `Possessed by a goddess: ethnographic notes from encounters with a ritual healer from Shaanxhi, China' (Centre for Cross- Cultural Research on Women seminars: `Gender and health: healers, carers, and patients'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

P. COLLIER: ` "Planes, trains, and automobiles": logistics and the Afrika Korps' (lecture series: `New approaches to the history of the Second World War'), Council Room, Mansfield, 2 p.m.

G. TUENI: `The press in Lebanon: fifty years of liberty and turbulence' (George Antonius Lecture), New Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

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Friday 18 June

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Paintings by Chen Chi-Kwan' (special exhibition), 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.--1 p.m.)

DR J. PISCATORI: `On transnational religious communities' (ESRC Research Programme on Transnational Communities: `Transnational religious communities: Muslim and Hindu movements and networks'), Seminar Room, School of Geography, 2 p.m.

R. FRANKLIN: `Steward' (Chichele Lectures), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

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Saturday 19 June

TRINITY FULL TERM ends.

TRANSLATION RESEARCH IN OXFORD study-day (various speakers): `Traduire la contrainte', St Hugh's, 9.30 a.m.–6 p.m. (information from E. McMorran, St Hugh's: (2)74996; e-mail: maison@sable.ox.ac.uk).

PATSY TOH: piano recital of works by Haydn, Schubert, Chopin, and Debussy, Wolfson, 8 p.m. (admission £6, students £3; in aid of Kosovo refugees).

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Sunday 20 June

THE VERY REVD DR JOHN SIMPSON preaches (Commemoration Sunday), St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 21 June

VENTUREFEST OXFORD, at St Catherine's College: major international event presenting Oxford as a global centre of excellence for business innovation and development (continues tomorrow; details at: www.venturefest.com).

ISIS INNOVATION: Innovation Society Seminar, with keynote speaker Sir Martin Wood, as part of Venturefest Oxford, St Catherine's College (details at: www.isis-innovation.com).

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Tuesday 22 June

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM exhibition opens: `Paintings by Leonid Pasternak' (until 22 August).

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

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Wednesday 23 June

ENCAENIA, Sheldonian Theatre, 11.30 a.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM evening tour: `Silver for wining and dining', 5.30 p.m. (Admission £1.50. Places must be booked: tel. (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.)

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Friday 25 June

MAISON FRANÇAISE colloquium (various speakers): `Rousseau et l'exclusion' (continues tomorrow).

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.)

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Saturday 26 June

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM study-day: `Sterling and euro', 10 a.m.–4 p.m. (tel. for details: (2)78015).

DR A. CHAPMAN: `Mary Somerville (1780–1872) and her contribution to the "grand amateur" tradition of British science' (Somerville College Appeal: luncheon to celebrate the life and work of Mary Somerville), Somerville, 12 noon (tickets £25; for enquiries tel. (2)70632/(2)70600).

DR I. LOUDON: `Green College 1979–99: the first twenty years' (lecture), Witts Lecture Theatre, Radcliffe Infirmary, 5 p.m.

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Sunday 27 June

THE MOST REVD JEAN-MARIE CARDINAL LUSTIGER preaches the St John Baptist's Day Sermon, Magdalen, 10 a.m.

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Monday 28 June

H.E. MR KOFI ANNAN: `The dialogue of civilisations and the need for a global ethic' (lecture), Sheldonian, 11 a.m. (tickets required—available from Centre Secretary, Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, George Street, Oxford OX1 2AR).

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Tuesday 29 June

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM exhibition opens: `Japanese warrior prints by Kuniyoshi' (until 19 September).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Tapestries in the Ashmolean', 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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Wednesday 30 June

DR C. BROWN: `Dutch and Flemish paintings in the Ashmolean' (lecture), Ashmolean, 6.30 p.m. (admission free and booking not required).

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Wednesday 7 July

DR R. MOOREY: `Archaeological approaches to the Bible in the Ashmolean' (lecture), Ashmolean, 6.30 p.m.

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