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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 20 November

DR I. FOWLER and Mrs E.M. Chilver: `The ethnographer in the last decades of colonialism and now' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminar: `The identity of the fieldworker---"me" and others' "me" '), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

SEMINAR SERIES on the Report of the Working Party on Governance: `Academic Services', Room 1, Schools, 11 a.m. (for further details, e-mail: Jeremy.Whiteley@admin.ox.ac.uk).

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

PROFESSOR THELMA HOLT and Sir Peter Hall: `Theatre---where the imagination lives' (Cameron Mackintosh Lectures), Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's, 5 p.m.

OXFORD UNIVERSITY CHAMBER ORCHESTRA (with soloist Simon Fischer) perform works by Brahms, Beethoven, and Schubert, Sheldonian, 8 p.m. (Tickets £6/£3 from Oxford Playhouse, or at the door. Concert sponsored by Oxford University Press.)

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Sunday 22 November

PROFESSOR DAVID MARQUAND preaches the Sermon on the Sin of Pride, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 23 November

CONGREGATION meeting, 11.30 a.m. (conferment of honorary degrees on the Presidents of Harvard and Yale Universities).

PHYSICAL SCIENCES Faculty Board election, 17 December (one ordinary member): nominations by two electors to be received at the University Offices by 4 p.m.

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Tuesday 24 November

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM study-day: `Tiles from East and West', 9.15 a.m.--4 p.m. (tel. for further information and bookings: (2)78015).

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

PROFESSOR PETER HAGGETT: `The spatial containment of epidemics' (Clarendon Lectures in Geography and Environmental Studies: `On the geographical nature of epidemics'), Senior Common Room, School of Geography, 5 p.m.

C. PALMER: `Foucault, power, and animals' (Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society seminar), Council Room, Main Building, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

A. VIALA: `Les Don Juan et la modernité' (lecture series: `Thêatre et littérature, mots et images'), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

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Wednesday 25 November

SEMINAR SERIES on the Report of the Working Party on Governance: `Structures in the Sciences', Weiskrantz Room, Department of Experimental Psychology, 10 a.m. (for further details, e-mail: Jeremy.Whiteley@admin.ox.ac.uk).

ALLA SIRENKO: `A Ukrainian composer today' (public lecture series: `The composer speaks'), Holywell Music Room, 4.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR P. MOMMAERS: `The inner and the outer: the spirit and the image' (Martin D'Arcy Lectures: `The riddle of Christian mystical experience: the role of the humanity of Jesus'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J.G. GALATY: `Pastoralists and forced migration' (Refugee Studies Programme: Seminars on Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

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Thursday 26 November

DR M. JOHNSON: `Gender, health, 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.

PROFESSOR A. ACTON: `Globalisation, Romani communities, and Gypsy politics' (ESRC Research Programme on Transnational Communities--- seminars: `Globalisation and the "old" diasporas'), Senior Common Room, School of Geography, 2 p.m.

SEMINAR SERIES on the Report of the Working Party on Governance: `Structures in the Arts', Lecture Room 2, Taylor Institution, 2.30 p.m. (for further details, e-mail: Jeremy.Whiteley@admin.ox.ac.uk).

SIR PETER WILLIAMS: `Barriers to innovation' (Maurice Lubbock Lecture in Management Studies), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR A. OSPOVAT: `Hidden political allusions in Pushkin's late prose' (Astor Visiting Lecture), Room 3, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

DR R. JOLLY: `Human development and environment priorities: basis for a grand alliance' (Brian Walker Lecture on Environment and Development), Witts Lecture Theatre, Radcliffe Infirmary, 6 p.m.

OPERA SEICENTO, with Vassilis Vavoulis, conductor, perform Antonio Sartorio's opera Giulio Cesare in Egitto, Holywell Music Room, 8 p.m. (tickets, £10 (concessions £5) from the Playhouse, Beaumont Street, or at the door).

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Friday 27 November

INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP-CONFERENCE (first session in Holywell Music Room, 9.30 a.m.): `European Baroque opera: institutions and ceremonies'. (Continues tomorrow and Sunday; tel.: Oxford (2)76125, fax: (2)76128. Meetings free and open to the public.)

DR M. MCDONALD: `An anthropologist at the European Commission' (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: `Egyptian gods and goddesses', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.--1 p.m.)

PROFESSOR C. WICKHAM: `An empire fragments: aristocratic wealth and peasant autonomy in the post-Roman West, 450--750' (Faculty of Modern History: Special Faculty Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR THELMA HOLT, with Christopher Frayling, Michael Gambon, Mark Rosenblatt, Mark Rylance, Brian Sewell, and Juliet Stevenson: `Vision for the future' (Cameron Mackintosh Lectures), Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's, 5 p.m.

THORVALD STOLTENBERG: `Norway's relationship with the European Union' (conclusion of series `European Union enlargement---prospects and problems'), European Studies Centre (70 Woodstock Road), 5 p.m.

OPERA SEICENTO, with Vassilis Vavoulis, conductor, perform Antonio Sartorio's opera Giulio Cesare in Egitto, Holywell Music Room, 8 p.m. (tickets, £10 (concessions £5) from the Playhouse, Beaumont Street, or at the door).

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Saturday 28 November

MAISON FRANÇAISE meeting, 9 a.m.--5 p.m.: `Au commencement était le verbe: the morphology, syntax, and semantics of the French verb' (Society for French Studies) (tel. for details: (2)74220).

CENTRE FOR CROSS-CULTURAL RESEARCH ON WOMEN workshop: `Gender, conflict, ethnicity, and reconciliation: perspectives from Algeria and Ireland', Queen Elizabeth House, 9.30 a.m.–4.30 p.m. (further details from CCCRW).

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

THE BAND OF INSTRUMENTS, with Mark Hilhofer (tenor), perform secular cantatas by Jean-Philippe Rameau, Maison Française, 5.30 p.m. (tickets £6 (concessions £3) from the Playhouse, Beaumont Street, or at the door).

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Sunday 29 November

THE REVD JOHN CLARKE preaches the Advent Sermon, Cathedral, 10 a.m.

RUTH WATERMAN (violin) and Carole Presland (piano): recital of violin sonatas by Bach, Mozart, and Elgar, Jacqueline Du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's, 3 p.m. (tickets £6 (concessions £3) from the Playhouse, Beaumont Street, or at the door).

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Monday 30 November

PROFESSOR J. BRIGGS: ` "Teaching the young idea": children's books and education in the first half of the eighteenth century' (Friends of the Bodleian thirty-minute lecture), Cecil Jackson Room, Sheldonian, 1 p.m. (tel. for further information: (2)77234).

OXTALENT Web competition: awards ceremony, Hadley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean, 2.30–4 p.m. (see details at: http://info.ox.ac.uk/oxford/seminars/webaward.html).

PROFESSOR C.O. JONES (Olin Visiting Professor of American Government): `The speculative imagination in democratic lawmaking' (inaugural lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR G.I. BARENBLATT: `Turbulence: an old challenge and new perspectives' (Alay Tayler Lecture), Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's, 5 p.m.

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Tuesday 1 December

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

CONGREGATION meeting, 2 p.m. (discussion of Report of Working Party on Governance).

ACADEMIC STAFF Development Seminar: `Common student problems', 5.15 p.m. (see information above).

PROFESSOR W. JAMES: `Questions old and new in the anthropology of religion' (interdisciplinary seminars: `Methodological approaches to the study of religions'), Christ Church, 5 p.m.

J. PAAVOLA: `Environmental problems and policy: an institutional approach' (Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society seminar), Council Room, Main Building, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

H. PHILLIPS: `Autour de Racine et du thêatre classique: nouvelles perspectives' (lecture series: `Thêatre et littérature, mots et images'), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

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Wednesday 2 December

ACADEMIC STAFF Development Seminar: `Memory skills', 1.30 p.m. (see information above).

D. DE JONG: `European immigration and asylum policy' (Refugee Studies Programme: Seminars on Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

MICHAEL IGNATIEFF: `The shadow cast by a life: a biographer and his subject' (discussion of recent biography of Sir Isaiah Berlin, to be followed by book- signing), New Lecture Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m. (admission by ticket, from St Antony's Development Office: tel. (2)74496, fax (2)74494).

UNIVERSITY CLUB wine-tasting: Wines for the festive season, 5.45 p.m. (admission for members and guests, £2 per person).

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