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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 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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Tuesday 16 February

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

G. DUTFIELD: `Biodiversity, conservation, and intellectual property rights' (Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society seminars), Council Room, Main Building, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR G. KATEB: `Wildness and conscience: Thoreau and Emerson' (Herbert Spencer Lectures: `Democracy in practice and in theory'), Schools, 5 p.m.

MS T. DELPECH: `Britain, France, and Europe' (seminar series: `Bilateral relations in west Europe'), European Studies Centre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR H.W. GABLER: `Genetic editing, genetic texts, genetic criticism' (lectures on `Theories of text'), Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's, 5 p.m.

MARGARET WERTHEIM: `Space, spirit, and Pythagoras' trousers' (lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

RT. HON. BARONESS CHALKER, GEORGE FOULKES, MP, and DR R. MASH: `Aid, trade, and development' (seminar series: `Foreign policy dilemmas: Britain and the world'), Lecture Theatre, New Building, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

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Wednesday 17 February

DR C. BROWN: `Van Dyck's portrait of Franciscus Junius in the Bodleian Library' (Friends of the Bodleian thirty- minute lecture), Cecil Jackson Room, Sheldonian, 1 p.m. (tel. for further information: (2)77234).

PROFESSOR R. LITTLEWOOD: `Therapeutics of the divine: healing as a characteristic religious idiom' (Wilde Lectures in Natural and Comparative Religion: `Religion, restitution, and agency: lectures in medicine and religious thought'), Schools, 5 p.m.

J. MACMILLAN gives a public lecture as part of the series `The composer speaks', Holywell Music Room, 5 p.m.

DR F. YASAMEE: `The displacement of populations for security reasons during the Ottoman period' (Refugee Studies Programme: Seminars on Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. CONNORS: `Architecture for the family' (Slade Lectures: `Borromini and Baroque Rome'), Lecture Hall, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

DAME STELLA RIMINGTON: `Managing secrecy' (lecture series: `Women in Whitehall'), Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's, 5.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR D. DENNETT: `The evolution of culture' (Simonyi Lecture on the Public Understanding of Science), Lecture Theatre A, Department of Zoology, 8.15 p.m.

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Thursday 18 February

DR K. FISHER: ` "The men liked to keep you down": conflict and contraception in Britain 1900–50' (Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women seminars: `Researching gender, conflict, and violence'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

DR N. HENRY: `Transnational economic space? Birmingham: postcolonial workshop of the world' (ESRC Research Programme: `Transnational communities'), Senior Common Room, School of Geography, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR C. MAYER (Peter Moores Professor of Management Studies): `Firm control' (inaugural lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. COHEN: `Labour in an age of global insecurity' (Wolfson College Lectures: `Globalisation and insecurity'), the Hall, Wolfson, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

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

N. MCMASTER: `Maurice Papon and the Paris massacre of 17 October 1961' (seminar in modern French history and politics), Maison Française, 5 p.m.

G. FORESTIER: `Editer Racine: présentation de la nouvelle édition Pléiade' (Maison Française seminar: `French literature from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment'), Okinaga Room, Wadham, 5 p.m.

DR H. HÄRKE: `Saxon kings and Norse warriors' (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 19 February

DR L. SCIAMA: `Environment, tradition, and identity in Venetian crafts' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminar: `Artisans, crafts, and local identities'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

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

C. PINNEY: `Corpothetics in central India: the somatic solidarities of Hindu chronolithographs' (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology seminars), Lecture Theatre, ISCA, 4.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR T.C. SMOUT: `The fragile hill' (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 21 February

THE RT. REVD AND RT. HON. LORD HABGOOD preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m. (First Bampton Lecture: `Varieties of unbelief—belief and unbelief').

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Monday 22 February

DR L. RIVAL: `Sexual identity, making love, and having babies in cross-cultural perspective: case studies from Amazonia, the Caribbean, and Euro-America' (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology Seminars: `Youth, fertility, and reproductive health'), Seminar Room, ISCA, 11 a.m.

P. WALLIS: `Plague, practice, and polemic in later seventeenth-century London' (lecture series: `Medicine and culture before 1750'), Wellcome Unit, 47 Banbury Road, 2.15 p.m.

AIR CHIEF MARSHAL SIR RICHARD JOHNS: `Air power' (special lecture for the Delegacy of Military Instruction), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR S. ROAF: `Climate change and building designs' (Environmental Change Unit seminar), Main Lecture Theatre, School of Geography, 5 p.m.

THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET perform works by Haydn, John Cooney, and Beethoven, Holywell Music Room, 8 p.m. (tickets £8 (£6/£4) from the Playhouse Box Office, Beaumont Street, or at the door).

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Tuesday 23 February

ACADEMIC STAFF Development Seminars: `Management of change', 9 a.m.; `Recruitment and selection' (day 1), 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

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

CONGREGATION meeting, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR DR G. THEISSEN: `The origin of the primitive Christian sacraments from symbolic actions' (Speaker's Lectures: `Theory of Primitive Christian Religion (II)—the ritual sign language of primitive Christian religion'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR S. AMIN: `Economic globalism and political universalism—converging or diverging?' (Wolfson College Lectures: `Globalisation and insecurity'), the Hall, Wolfson, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

DR S. HAMILTON: `To be or not to be? That is not the question: the issue and nature of identity in early Buddhism' (Interdisciplinary seminars in the study of religions), Blue Boar Seminar Room, Christ Church, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR D. ELSTEIN: `The political structure of British broadcasting 1949–99: Beveridge' (lecture series), Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

J. MARQUAND: `Developing competence in Russian environmental management' (Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society seminars), Council Room, Main Building, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR G.-H. SOUTOU: `Franco-German relations from Pompidou to Mitterand' (seminar series: `Bilateral relations in west Europe'), European Studies Centre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

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