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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 15 January

ACADEMIC STAFF Development Seminar: `Tutorial teaching—arts', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

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

FRANCO-BRITISH Study Day: `Tribu, parentèle et État en pays d'Islam' (continues Saturday and Sunday) (tel.: (2)74220).

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Sunday 17 January

HILARY FULL TERM begins.

DR RICHARD CROSS preaches the Latin Litany and Sermon, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 18 January

DR A. COLES: `Anthropologists' contribution to reproductive health programmes: donor perspectives' (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology Seminars: `Youth, fertility, and reproductive health'), Seminar Room, ISCA, 11 a.m.

M. SATCHELL: `Foundation and emergence: the genesis of the English leperhouses, c.1077--1200' (lecture series: `Medicine and culture before 1750'), Wellcome Unit, 47 Banbury Road, 2.15 p.m.

DR J. WATSON: `From the double helix to the Human Genome Project' (Green College Lectures: `Genes'), Witts Lecture Theatre, Radcliffe Infirmary, 6 p.m.

ACADEMIC STAFF Development Seminar: `Small group teaching', 2 p.m. (see information above).

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Tuesday 19 January

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

ACADEMIC STAFF Development Seminar: `Examining and assessing undergraduates', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

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

M. THOMAS: `The praxis of software engineering' (Strachey Lecture), Lecture Theatre, Computing Laboratory, 4.30 p.m.

DR V. FITZGERALD: `The security of international finance' (Wolfson College Lectures: `Globalisation and insecurity'), the Hall, Wolfson, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

PROFESSOR A. PELLEGRINI: `Passionate attachments out of order: meditations on Judy Garland's body' (Annual Visiting Lecture in Women's Studies), Schools, 5 p.m.

S. PARNELL: `Issues in integrating environment into development planning: reflections from Cape Town' (Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society seminars), Council Room, Main Building, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

A. GUNNY: `European travellers to the Middle East in the nineteenth century' (Maison Française special seminar), Middle East Centre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

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Wednesday 20 January

PROFESSOR R. LITTLEWOOD: `Extreme experiences and religious cognitions' (Wilde Lectures in Natural and Comparative Religion: `Religion, restitution, and agency: lectures in medicine and religious thought'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. CONNORS: `Out of the Swiss lakes' (Slade Lectures: `Borromini and Baroque Rome'), Lecture Hall, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

R. SAXTON: `Return? Journey? Circles of Light and beyond' (public lecture series: `The composer speaks'), Holywell Music Room, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. DAWKINS: `Universal Darwinism' (first lecture in Department for Continuing Education series `Darwin's astonishing legacy: evolutionary thinking in biology and beyond'), Department of Zoology, 8.15 p.m. (admission £5, series ticket £30; tel. (2)70360).

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Thursday 21 January

PROFESSOR F. STEWART: `Social and economic consequences of conflict: a gender perspective on the results of the QEH study' (Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women seminars: `Researching gender, conflict, and violence'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

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

O. WHITE: `Going native in Timbuctoo' (seminar in modern French history and politics), Maison Française, 5 p.m.

V. WORTH: ` "La parole est moitié à celui qui écoute": listening to the Racinian confident(e)' (Maison Française seminar: `French literature from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment'), Okinaga Room, Wadham, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR C. GAMBLE: `Early beginnings' (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 22 January

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

M. O'HANLON: ` "Mostly harmless"?: "man-catchers" and the colonial imagination in British New Guinea' (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology seminars), Lecture Theatre, ISCA, 4.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR T.C. SMOUT: `Use and delight: continuity and change in attitude to nature' (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 23 January

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM study-day: `Asian silks' (tel. to book: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.).

COLIN CARR performs music for unaccompanied cello by Bach, Crumb, and Piatti, the hall, St John's, 8.30 p.m. (admission free, subject to availability of space).

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Sunday 24 January

THE REVD PROFESSOR WILLIAM JOHNSTONE preaches the Macbride Sermon on the Application of Messianic Prophecy, Hertford, 10 a.m.

COLIN CARR: master-class (cello), the auditorium, St John's, 11 a.m. (admission free, subject to availability of space).

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Monday 25 January

DR K. HAMPSHIRE: `Population mobility and regulation of fertility among the Fulani of northern Burkina Faso' (provisional title) (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology Seminars: `Youth, fertility, and reproductive health'), Seminar Room, ISCA, 11 a.m.

A. WEAR: `The failure of the English Helmontian revolution in therapeutics' (lecture series: `Medicine and culture before 1750'), Wellcome Unit, 47 Banbury Road, 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR M. REEVE: `A proposal about Modestus' (Lowe Lectures in Palaeography: `Manuscripts and method: the transmission of Vegetius'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR B. SYKES: `The genetic origins of man' (Green College Lectures: `Genes'), Witts Lecture Theatre, Radcliffe Infirmary, 6 p.m.

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Tuesday 26 January

ACADEMIC STAFF Development Seminar: `Managing and developing effective teams', 9 a.m. (see information above).

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

CONGREGATION meeting, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. KAY: `Global business, global economics?' (Wolfson College Lectures: `Globalisation and insecurity'), the Hall, Wolfson, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

R. ORAM: `Creating a shift to more environmentally friendly transport: the case for tax-free travel vouchers' (Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society seminars), Council Room, Main Building, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

DR A. RYAN: `No more than two cheers for democracy?' (Herbert Spencer Lectures: `Democracy in practice and in theory'), Schools, 5 p.m.

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Wednesday 27 January

PROFESSOR R. LITTLEWOOD: ` "Moments of creation"---1: the bodily idioms of cosmology' (Wilde Lectures in Natural and Comparative Religion: `Religion, restitution, and agency: lectures in medicine and religious thought'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. CONNORS: `The newest profession' (Slade Lectures: `Borromini and Baroque Rome'), Lecture Hall, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

MS M. NEVILLE-ROLFE: `Labour's regional policies: sea change or just moving the deck chairs?' (lecture series: `Women in Whitehall'), Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's, 5.30 p.m.

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Thursday 28 January

ACADEMIC STAFF Development Seminar: `Time management', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

DR C. HOYLE

: `Negotiating domestic violence' (Centre for Cross- Cultural Research on Women seminars: `Researching gender, conflict, and violence'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

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

R. GILDEA: `Terror and talks in occupied France: the fifty hostages of Nantes–Chateaubriant, 1941' (seminar in modern French history and politics), Maison Française, 5 p.m.

N. JAS: `The new historiography of science and technology and the new century: which perspectives?' (Modern History Faculty/Maison Française seminar series: `Science and the new century: Britain, France, and Germany . 1900'), History of Science Seminar Room, Modern History Faculty, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR P. MELLARS: `Homo sapiens' (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 29 January

ACADEMIC STAFF Development Seminar: `Dealing with harassment' (day 1), 10 a.m. (see information above).

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

M. ROWLANDS: `Architectural bodies and motion in Grassfields material culture' (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology seminars), Lecture Theatre, ISCA, 4.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR DIANA RIGG (Cameron Mackintosh Visiting Professor of Contemporary Theatre): `Theatre' (inaugural lecture), Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR T.C. SMOUT: `Woods of imagination and reality' (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 30 January

ST ANNE'S COLLEGE: `An evening with Bridget Jones' (an evening of words and music), Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's, 6.45 p.m. (tickets, inc. dinner, £30 from St Anne's Development Office: tel./fax (2)74852).

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Sunday 31 January

UNIVERSITY MUSEUM exhibition opens: British Gas Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition 1998: the winning pictures (until 7 March).

THE RT. REVD DR THOMAS BUTLER preaches the Ramsden Sermon, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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