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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 December

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM exhibition opens: `Piet de Jong's cartoons' (until 3 January).

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

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Tuesday 22 December

UNIVERSITY COUNSELLING SERVICE closed (reopens 4 January).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM exhibition opens: `The painterly brush—oil sketches from the Ashmolean Museum' (until 21 March).

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

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Wednesday 23 December

PITT RIVERS MUSEUM closed (reopens 30 December).

SHELDONIAN THEATRE closed (reopens 4 January).

UNIVERSITY OFFICES closed (reopen 4 January).

UNIVERSITY MESSENGER SERVICE suspended (resumes 4 January).

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Thursday 24 December

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM closed (reopens 30 December).

BODLEIAN LIBRARY closed (reopens 4 January).

TAYLOR INSTITUTION library closed (reopens 4 January).

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Tuesday 5 January

DR C. BROWN: `Van Dyck: a tale of three cities' (Ashmolean Museum New Year Lecture), Taylorian Lecture Theatre, 11 a.m. (free admission).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM exhibition opens: `Nineteenth-century French drawings' (until 28 February).

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

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Wednesday 6 January

ACADEMIC STAFF Development Seminar (residential course): `Mid-career review for academic staff', day 1 (see information above).

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Thursday 7 January

ACADEMIC STAFF Development Seminar (residential course): `Mid-career review for academic staff', day 2 (see information above).

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Friday 8 January

ACADEMIC STAFF Development Seminar (residential course): `Mid-career review for academic staff', day 3 (see information above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `East meets west: from cowries to coins', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.--1 p.m.)

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Tuesday 12 January

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Ashmolean ladies: portraits and beyond', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.--1 p.m.)

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Thursday 14 January

THE REVD PROFESSOR JOHN BARTON celebrates Holy Communion (Latin), St Mary's, 8 a.m.

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Friday 15 January

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.)

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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

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.

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Tuesday 19 January

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.)

CONGREGATION meeting, 2 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).

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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.

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 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.)

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, the hall, St John's, 8.30 p.m. (admission by programme, from porters' lodge; reserved for college members until ten days before the concert).

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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.

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Monday 25 January

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'), Examination 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

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).

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