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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 14 May

PROFESSOR D.J.B. ROBEY: `Future national teaching and learning policies: the role of IT' (OxTalent seminar), Computing Laboratory, Wolfson Building, 11.30 a.m.

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

PROFESSOR J. FENTON: `Auden's poetry' (final lecture in series), Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

DR J. LANGTON: `The changing geography of poor relief in rural Oxfordshire: 1772–1834' (School of Geography Centenary Lectures), School of Geography, 5 p.m.

GEORGE BENJAMIN lectures in series `The Composer Speaks', Holywell Music Room, 5 p.m. (with a live performance of his duo Viola, Viola by Ralph Ehlers and Catherine Manson; free and open to the public).

PROFESSOR L. ROSEN: `Defending culture: the cultural defence plea and judicial uses of the concept of culture' (Socio-Legal Studies Annual Lecture), Schools, 5.30 p.m.

OXFORD PHILOMUSICA STRINGS (with Marios Papadopoulos, piano) perform works by Vaughan Williams, Benjamin, Sakalis, and Dvorak, Holywell Music Room, 8 p.m. (full-price tickets £10, from Oxford Playhouse or at the door).

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Saturday 15 May

BRITISH CENTRE for Durkheimian Studies Study Day I (various speakers): `Durkheim and the Durkheimians and the arts at the turn of the nineteenth century', Maison Française, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

PROFESSOR P.B.A. BIRKS: `Rights, wrongs, and remedies' (Blackstone Lecture), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 11.30 a.m.

MUSIC FACULTY concert: Joan Conway Scholarship winners, 1998–9, perform works by Schubert, Liszt, Finzi, Messiaen, and Takemitsu, Holywell Music Room, 12 noon (free and open to the public).

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Sunday 16 May

LORD HABGOOD: `Varieties of unbelief—anorexia religiosa' (sixth Bampton Lecture), St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 17 May

DR M. UNNITHAN: `Women's agency and reproductive health in Jaipur District, Rajastan' (Fertility and Reproduction seminars), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

J. ILIFFE: `East African doctors' (Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine seminars: `History of tropical medicine and infectious diseases'), Wellcome Unit, 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR E. MICKIEWICZ: `Russian television and Russian viewers' (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 18 May

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

ACADEMIC STAFF Development Seminar: `Recruitment and selection— follow-up', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

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

PROFESSOR A. BRINKLEY (Harmsworth Professor of American History): `Imagining the twentieth century: perceptions from two fins-de- siècle' (inaugural lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR R.E. WILLIAMS: `Probing the universe with the Hubble Space Telescope' (Halley Lecture), Lecture Theatre A, Zoology-Psychology Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR M.B. PARKES: `Set in their own ways (scribes and bookhands c.800--1200)' (Lyell Lectures in Bibliography: `Their hands before our eyes: a closer look at scribes'), Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

G. SAEZ: `Le gouvernement local en France aujourd'hui' (lecture series: `Grenoble et sa région'), Maison Française, 6 p.m.

THE BAND OF INSTRUMENTS perform `Music from Haydn's London', by J.C. Bach, Haydn, Storace, Linley, and Mozart, the chapel, New College, 8.30 p.m. (tickets £10 (concessions £6), from the Playhouse or at the door).

VASSILY SAVENKO (bass-baritone) and Boris Berezovsky

(piano) perform settings of works by Pushkin (Pushkin bicentenary celebration concert), Wolfson, 8.30 p.m. (admission £6, concessions £3; proceeds to college charity, African Medical and Research Foundation).

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Wednesday 19 May

D. WILKINSON: `How to put lecture notes on the Web' (OxTalent `How to...' seminar series), Language Centre, 1 p.m.

PROFESSOR N. FRIEDMAN: `The origin of flowering plants: an examination of Darwin's "abominable mystery" ' (Waynflete Lectures: `Seminal events in the evolutionary history of plants'), Grove Auditorium, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

M.-A. DE MONTCLOS: `The role of the Somali diaspora in the reconstruction of the homeland' (Refugee Studies Programme: Seminars on Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

S. BURROWS: `The Enlightenment and the press—Grub Street revolutionaries: London's French libellistes 1770–90' (Enlightenment Workshop series), Voltaire Foundation, 5 p.m.

ROBERT SHERLAW JOHNSON: `Fractals, tonality, and non-tonality' (lecture series `The Composer Speaks'), Holywell Music Room, 5 p.m. (free and open to the public).

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

A. JEFFERSON: `Stendhal's emotional geography' (lecture series: `Grenoble et sa région'; lecture in English, with texts read in French by Nicole Gore), Maison Française, 8 p.m.

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Thursday 20 May

ACADEMIC STAFF Development Seminar: `Lecturing and student learning', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

PROFESSOR W. SCHIFFAUER: `Islamism in the Diaspora: the fascination of political Islam among second-generation German Turks' (ESRC Research Programme on Transnational Communities: `Transnational religious communities: Muslim and Hindu movements and networks'), Seminar Room, School of Geography, 2 p.m.

DR K. LARSEN: `Women with spirits and women without: perceptions of health and illness in Zanzibar' (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.

PROFESSOR A.J. ASHWORTH (Vinerian Professor of English Law): `Is criminal law a lost cause?' (inaugural lecture), Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

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

S. MANDELBROTE: `The religion of Thomas Harriot' (Thomas Harriot Lecture), Champneys Room, Oriel, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR M.S. SILK: `Space and solitude in Aristophanes' (Gaisford Lecture), Garden Quad Auditorium, St John's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR C. ROSEN: `Tradition without convention: the impossible nineteenth-century project' (Isaiah Berlin Lecture), the Hall, Wolfson, 6 p.m. (open to the public).

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Friday 21 May

THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET, with students from the Faculty of Music, perform the Debussy Quartet and the Dvorák Sextet, Holywell Music Room, 1 p.m. (tickets £5/£2.50, from Oxford Playhouse or at the door).

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

DR H. VILES: `Traffic, air pollution, and Oxford's cultural heritage' (School of Geography Centenary Lectures), School of Geography, 5 p.m.

T. CLAYTON: `Clarke: father and son' (Chichele Lectures), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

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Saturday 22 May

INTERNATIONAL HISTORY OF SCIENCE study-day (various speakers): `Ludwik Fleck, 1896–1961: virologist, survivor, and philosopher', Maison Française, 10 a.m.–4.30 p.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM study-day: `Anglo-Saxon crafts', 10 a.m.–4 p.m. (tel. for details: (2)78015).

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

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Sunday 23 May

THE VERY REVD CANON ROBERT JEFFREY preaches, Cathedral, 10 a.m.

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Monday 24 May

DR C. COLLINS: `Reproductive rights and reproductive wrongs' (Fertility and Reproduction seminars), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

D. ARNOLD: `Social context of malaria in late colonial India' (Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine seminars: `History of tropical medicine and infectious diseases'), Wellcome Unit, 2.15 p.m.

DR A. OBOLONSKY: `How to create a modern bureaucracy for modern Russia' (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 25 May

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

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

PROFESSOR M.B. PARKES: `Features of fashion (scribes and style c.1200--1500)' (Lyell Lectures in Bibliography: `Their hands before our eyes: a closer look at scribes'), Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. FOX: `White coal and dreaming spires: strategies for science in Grenoble and Oxford, 1800–1940' (lecture series: `Grenoble et sa région'), Maison Française, 6 p.m.

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