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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 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.

EXCMO. SR. D. JUAN JOSE LUCAS: `Las regiones en el futuro de Europa' (Spanish Studies Lecture, with translation), St Antony's (70 Woodstock Road), 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, 9.45 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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Thursday 24 June

PROFESSOR J. STALLWORTHY: `Confessions of a literary resurrection man' (address following the Annual General Meeting of the Friends of the Bodleian), Sheldonian Theatre, 3 p.m. (non-members wishing to attend should tel. (2)77234 in advance).

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Friday 25 June

MAISON FRANÇAISE colloquium, in conjunction with the CNRS and University of Paris V (various speakers): `Rousseau et l'exclusion', from 9.30 a.m. (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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Saturday 17 July

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

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Wednesday 21 July

SHARD SAHAI performs Indian music on the tabla, Ashmolean, 6.30 p.m. (admission £15; tickets from the Playhouse Box Office, Beaumont Street, tel. 798600).

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Saturday 31 July

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

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Monday 23 August

SPECIAL LECTURE LIST, Michaelmas Term: entries to be received by today (e- mail: lecture.lists@admin.ox.ac.uk).

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Tuesday 31 August

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM exhibition opens: `No day without a line: the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers 1880--1999' (until 31 October).

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