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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 21 May

THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET, with students from the Faculty of Music, perform the Debussy Quartet and the Dvorák Sextet, Holywell Music Room, 1 p.m. (tickets £5/£2.50, from Oxford Playhouse or at the door).

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

DR H. VILES: `Traffic, air pollution, and Oxford's cultural heritage' (School of Geography Centenary Lectures), School of Geography, 5 p.m.

T. CLAYTON: `Clarke: father and son' (Chichele Lectures), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

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Saturday 22 May

INTERNATIONAL HISTORY OF SCIENCE study-day (various speakers): `Ludwik Fleck, 1896–1961: virologist, survivor, and philosopher', Maison Française, 10 a.m.–4.30 p.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM study-day: `Anglo-Saxon crafts', 10 a.m.–4 p.m. (tel. for details: (2)78015).

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

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Sunday 23 May

THE VERY REVD CANON ROBERT JEFFREY preaches, Cathedral, 10 a.m.

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Monday 24 May

DR C. COLLINS: `Reproductive rights and reproductive wrongs' (Fertility and Reproduction seminars), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

D. ARNOLD: `Social context of malaria in late colonial India' (Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine seminars: `History of tropical medicine and infectious diseases'), Wellcome Unit, 2.15 p.m.

DR A. OBOLONSKY: `How to create a modern bureaucracy for modern Russia' (lecture series: `Russian politics and society: Soviet and post-Soviet'), Lecture Theatre, New Building, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

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Tuesday 25 May

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

PROFESSOR L. DASTON: `Art and science opposed' (Sir Isaiah Berlin Lectures in the History of Ideas: `The ideals and practice of scientific objectivity'), St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR M.B. PARKES: `Features of fashion (scribes and style c.1200--1500)' (Lyell Lectures in Bibliography: `Their hands before our eyes: a closer look at scribes'), Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. FOX: `White coal and dreaming spires: strategies for science in Grenoble and Oxford, 1800–1940' (lecture series: `Grenoble et sa région'), Maison Française, 6 p.m.

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Wednesday 26 May

B. KNURSHEED: `How to develop an Internet-based course: the Department for Continuing Education's Certificate Course in Computing via the Internet' (OxTalent `How to...' seminar series), Language Centre, 1 p.m.

PROFESSOR L. RAINEY: `The cultural economy of modernism' (D.M. McKenzie Lecture), Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR S. COHEN: `Hellenism in unexpected places' (David Lewis Lecture), Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's, 5 p.m.

H. GRIFFIN: `After the Gulf Crisis: the scourging of Iraq' (Refugee Studies Programme: Seminars on Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

C. BLAMIRES: `The Enlightenment and the Jesuits—the Enlightenment, the Jesuits, and Joseph de Maistre' (Enlightenment Workshop series), Voltaire Foundation, 5 p.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM evening tour: `The Grand Tour: eighteenth-century European art', 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 27 May

DR S. ROZARIO: `Why is childbirth polluting? Bengali chodi versus Tibetan drib' (Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women seminars: `Gender and health: healers, carers, and patients'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

DR R. BAROT: `Local, global, and transnational: the case of the Swaminarayan movement' (ESRC Research Programme on Transnational Communities: `Transnational religious communities: Muslim and Hindu movements and networks'), Seminar Room, School of Geography, 2 p.m.

DR D. O'SULLIVAN: `Framing the mind: information and perception during the Second World War' (lecture series: `New approaches to the history of the Second World War'), Council Room, Mansfield, 2 p.m.

POSTAL VOTE on Governance proposals: ballot papers to be returned to University Offices by 4 p.m.

PROFESSOR R.L. BUSH (Drue Heinz Professor of American Literature): `American voice/American voices' (inaugural lecture), Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR L. DASTON: `Objectivity among the historians' (Sir Isaiah Berlin Lectures in the History of Ideas: `The ideals and practice of scientific objectivity'), St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

G. GOODAY: `Measurement at distance: the troubled world of laboratories and meters 1880–1900' (Maison Française seminar series: `Science and the new century: Britain, France, and Germany .1900'), History of Science Seminar Room, Modern History Faculty Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR M. GILSENAN: `The dreams of peasant women: of visions, miracles, and modernity' (Hamid Enayat Lecture), New Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

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Friday 28 May

ACADEMIC STAFF Development Seminar: `Dealing with the media (advanced course): television and crisis management', 9.15 a.m. (see information above).

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

DR M. MORECROFT: `Wytham Woods: the world's most studied woods in a century of global change' (School of Geography Centenary Lectures), School of Geography, 5 p.m.

R. WHITE: `Christopher Wren's architectural projects in Oxford' (Chichele Lectures), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J.P. CARLEY: ` "Out of deadly darkenesse to lyvelye lyght": interpreting the libraries of Henry VIII' (Deneke Lecture), Lady Margaret Hall, 5.15 p.m.

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Saturday 29 May

BRITISH CENTRE for Durkheimian Studies Study Day II (various speakers): `Responses to Mauss' thesis on prayer', Maison Française, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

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Sunday 30 May

MRS SUSAN HOWATCH preaches, Keble, 10 a.m.

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Monday 31 May

DR H. MONTGOMERY: ` "Real" parents and adoption—a work in progress' (Fertility and Reproduction seminars), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

M. VAUGHAN: `Smallpox, slavery, and revolution: 1792 in ūle de France (Mauritius)' (Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine seminars: `History of tropical medicine and infectious diseases'), Wellcome Unit, 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR A. STEPAN: `Russian federalism in comparative perspective' (lecture series: `Russian politics and society: Soviet and post-Soviet'), Lecture Theatre, New Building, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

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Tuesday 1 June

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Islamic music in the galleries: the oud', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.--1 p.m.)

CONGREGATION meeting, 2 p.m.

ACADEMIC STAFF Development Seminar: `Approaches to lecturing—practice session', 2 p.m. (see information above).

PROFESSOR M.B. PARKES: `In the eyes of scribes and readers (handwriting as image)' (Lyell Lectures in Bibliography: `Their hands before our eyes: a closer look at scribes'), Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

L. VIOLANTE: `The fight against organised crime under the rule of law' (H.L.A. Hart Memorial Lecture), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

J. SGARD: `Stendhal, Berlioz, et le paysage grenoblois' (lecture series: `Grenoble et sa région'), Maison Française, 6 p.m.

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