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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 22 January

DR N. ARGENTI: `Apprenticeship, hierarchy, and dissent in Oku: negotiating identity among wood-carvers of the Cameroon' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminar: `Artisans, crafts, and local identities'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

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.)

M. O'HANLON: ` "Mostly harmless"?: "man-catchers" and the colonial imagination in British New Guinea' (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology seminars), Lecture Theatre, ISCA, 4.30 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 by Bach, Crumb, and Piatti, the hall, St John's, 8.30 p.m. (admission free, subject to availability of space).

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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.

COLIN CARR: master-class (cello), the auditorium, St John's, 11 a.m. (admission free, subject to availability of space).

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Monday 25 January

DR K. HAMPSHIRE: `Population mobility and regulation of fertility among the Fulani of northern Burkina Faso' (provisional title) (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology Seminars: `Youth, fertility, and reproductive health'), Seminar Room, ISCA, 11 a.m.

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'), 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

ACADEMIC STAFF Development Seminar: `Managing and developing effective teams', 9 a.m. (see information above).

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).

R. ORAM: `Creating a shift to more environmentally friendly transport: the case for tax-free travel vouchers' (Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society seminars), Council Room, Main Building, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

DR A. RYAN: `No more than two cheers for democracy?' (Herbert Spencer Lectures: `Democracy in practice and in theory'), Schools, 5 p.m.

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Wednesday 27 January

PROFESSOR R. LITTLEWOOD: ` "Moments of creation"---1: the bodily idioms of cosmology' (Wilde Lectures in Natural and Comparative Religion: `Religion, restitution, and agency: lectures in medicine and religious thought'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. CONNORS: `The newest profession' (Slade Lectures: `Borromini and Baroque Rome'), Lecture Hall, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

MS L. SACHS: `Media and public images of refugees' (Refugee Studies Programme: Seminars on Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

MS M. NEVILLE-ROLFE: `Labour's regional policies: sea change or just moving the deck chairs?' (lecture series: `Women in Whitehall'), Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's, 5.30 p.m.

UNIVERSITY CLUB wine-tasting: wines from the Rhône valley, 5.45 p.m. (admission £2, for members and guests).

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Thursday 28 January

ACADEMIC STAFF Development Seminar: `Time management', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

DR C. HOYLE: `Negotiating domestic violence' (Centre for Cross- Cultural Research on Women seminars: `Researching gender, conflict, and violence'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

J.L. NELSON: `Political thinking in the early Middle Ages: peers' (Carlyle Lectures), Schools, 5 p.m.

R. GILDEA: `Terror and talks in occupied France: the fifty hostages of Nantes–Chateaubriant, 1941' (seminar in modern French history and politics), Maison Française, 5 p.m.

N. JAS: `The new historiography of science and technology and the new century: which perspectives?' (Modern History Faculty/Maison Française seminar series: `Science and the new century: Britain, France, and Germany c. 1900'), History of Science Seminar Room, Modern History Faculty, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR P. MELLARS: `Homo sapiens' (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 29 January

ACADEMIC STAFF Development Seminar: `Dealing with harassment' (day 1), 10 a.m. (see information above).

MS V. JOSHI: `The warp and weft of nationalism: the revival of ethnic identity among the Nagas of north-east India' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminar: `Artisans, crafts, and local identities'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

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

M. ROWLANDS: `Architectural bodies and motion in Grassfields material culture' (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology seminars), Lecture Theatre, ISCA, 4.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR DIANA RIGG (Cameron Mackintosh Visiting Professor of Contemporary Theatre): `Theatre' (inaugural lecture), Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR T.C. SMOUT: `Woods of imagination and reality' (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 30 January

ST ANNE'S COLLEGE: `An evening with Bridget Jones' (an evening of words and music), Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's, 6.45 p.m. (tickets, inc. dinner, £30 from St Anne's Development Office: tel./fax (2)74852).

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Sunday 31 January

UNIVERSITY MUSEUM exhibition opens: British Gas Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition 1998: the winning pictures (until 7 March).

THE RT. REVD DR THOMAS BUTLER preaches the Ramsden Sermon, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 1 February

DR D. MARTIN: `Chinese birth practices in Hong Kong' (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology Seminars: `Youth, fertility, and reproductive health'), Seminar Room, ISCA, 11 a.m.

L. KASSELL: ` "Some Red Powder and an Old Manuscript": alchemy and medicine from St Dunstan to Newton' (lecture series: `Medicine and culture before 1750'), Wellcome Unit, 47 Banbury Road, 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR M. REEVE: `A man on a horse' (Lowe Lectures in Palaeography: `Manuscripts and method: the transmission of Vegetius'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR A. HILL: `Genetics and infection: why are some of us susceptible?' (Green College Lectures: `Genes'), Witts Lecture Theatre, Radcliffe Infirmary, 6 p.m.

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Tuesday 2 February

V. VAVOULIS: `Two early English harpsichords in the Bate Collection' (lecture-demonstration), Bate Collection of Musical Instruments, Music Faculty, 1.15 p.m. (tickets £1.50 from Faculty Secretary, (2)76133).

DR S. WILLETT: `Physical insecurity: the globalisation of the means of war' (Wolfson College Lectures: `Globalisation and insecurity'), the Hall, Wolfson, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

W. BECKERMAN: `Intergenerational justice and the environment' (Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society seminars), Council Room, Main Building, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

DR L. SIEDENTOP: `Democracy in Europe' (Herbert Spencer Lectures: `Democracy in practice and in theory'), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR K. LARRES: `British–East German relations in the 1950s' (seminar series: `Bilateral relations in west Europe'), European Studies Centre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

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Wednesday 3 February

PROFESSOR R. LITTLEWOOD: ` "Moments of creation"---2: some generalities in the religious embodiment of women prophets and divine innovators' (Wilde Lectures in Natural and Comparative Religion: `Religion, restitution, and agency: lectures in medicine and religious thought'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. CONNORS: `Sacred theorems' (Slade Lectures: `Borromini and Baroque Rome'), Lecture Hall, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

DR A. BLOCH: `The role of citizenship rights in the social and economic integration of refugees in Britain' (Refugee Studies Programme: Seminars on Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

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Thursday 4 February

DR A. FRANKLIN: `The Bodleian Library's collection of printed ballads, seventeenth to nineteenth centuries' (Friends of the Bodleian thirty-minute lecture), Cecil Jackson Room, Sheldonian, 1 p.m. (tel. for further information: (2)77234).

DR U. VINDHYA: `Comrades and lovers: questions of revolution and sexuality in the contemporary radical left movement in Andhra Pradesh' (Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women seminars: `Researching gender, conflict, and violence'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

J.L. NELSON: `Political thinking in the early Middle Ages: patriarchs' (Carlyle Lectures), Schools, 5 p.m.

S. HAZAREESINGH: `A republican in Geneva: Jules Barni and the transformation of French republicanism' (seminar in modern French history and politics), Maison Française, 5 p.m.

W. WILLIAMS: `Racine's monsters' (Maison Française seminar: `French literature from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment'), Okinaga Room, Wadham, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR A. WHITTLE: `Advent of agriculture' (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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