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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 16 October

ACADEMIC STAFF Development Seminar: `Small group teaching', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

PROFESSOR W. JAMES: `The fieldworker in a chronic crisis context' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminar: `The identity of the fieldworker: "me" and others' "me" '), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

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.

BERNADETTE PATON: `Prime noodles in horseless carriages, or idiots in automobiles? Revising the text of the OED' (Oxford English Dictionary Forum), Rewley House, 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.

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

PROFESSOR P. MOMMAERS: `Mystical reports: feelings into words' (Martin D'Arcy Lectures: `The riddle of Christian mystical experience: the role of the humanity of Jesus'), Schools, 5 p.m.

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. (note: details of time and place, given in current Special Lecture List, are incorrect).

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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).

J. DAVIES: `Identities revisited and memories stirred in a nursing home: my grass skirt, his yams, and their MG sports car' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminar: `The identity of the fieldworker: "me" and others' "me" '), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

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.)

SIR ALAN BUDD: `The role of the Chief Economic Adviser' (Sir Alec Cairncross Lecture), St Peter's, 5 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.

PROFESSOR P. MOMMAERS: `Hadewijch: "Tasting man and God in one knowledge" ' (Martin D'Arcy Lectures: `The riddle of Christian mystical experience: the role of the humanity of Jesus'), Schools, 5 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.

UNIVERSITY CLUB wine-tasting: Clarets from the 1988 and 1990 vintages, 5.45 p.m. (admission for members and guests, £2 per person).

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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.

PROFESSOR C. SEYMOUR-URE: `Harlots revisited: media barons and the new politics' (Reuter Foundation Programme: Iain Walker Memorial Lecture), Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5.30 p.m.

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Friday 30 October

MAISON FRANÇAISE meeting, 9.30 a.m.: `Action collective et intégration européenne' (continues tomorrow; tel. for details: (2)74220).

DR M. YOUNG: `Insider/covert research in the police' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminar: `The identity of the fieldworker: "me" and others' "me" '), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Some saints for All Saints Day', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.--1 p.m.)

LORD BINGHAM OF CORNHILL: `The future of the common law' (Chatham Lecture), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

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