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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 26 February

DR D. MACLEOD: ` "The sea is everything": fishermen of the Canary Islands in their sociocultural context' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminar: `Artisans, crafts, and local identities'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET perform works by Haydn and Mendelssohn, the chapel, Exeter, 1 p.m. (tickets £5 (£2.50) from the Playhouse Box Office, Beaumont Street, or at the door).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Chinese tomb figures', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.)

P. HARVEY: `Why "smart objects" need narratives: the transformation of objects in new museum databases' (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology seminars), Lecture Theatre, ISCA, 4.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR T.C. SMOUT: `The quarrel over the countryside' (Ford's Lectures in British History: `Use and delight: environmental history in Northern England since 1600'), Schools, 5 p.m.

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Sunday 28 February

THE RT. REVD AND RT. HON. LORD HABGOOD preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m. (Second Bampton Lecture: `Varieties of unbelief—a matter of proportion').

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Monday 1 March

BODLEIAN LIBRARY exhibition opens: `University College—the first 750 years' (until 29 May).

M. UNKOVSKAYA: `Seventeenth-century Russian élite women and foreign doctors: the myth of the unseen body' (lecture series: `Medicine and culture before 1750'), Wellcome Unit, 47 Banbury Road, 2.15 p.m.

LITERAE HUMANIORES Faculty Board election, 25 March (one ordinary member): nominations by two electors to be received at the University Offices by 4 p.m.

PROFESSOR DR G. THEISSEN: `The Gospel of John: the autonomy of the Christian sign world is brought to consciousness' (Speaker's Lectures: `Theory of Primitive Christian Religion (II)—the autonomy of primitive Christian religion'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR DR A.I.C. HERON: `Alarms, negations, and surprises' (Hensley Henson Lectures: `The unorthodox Karl Barth'), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR C. MACKENZIE: `Policies and strategies in ethical investment' (Environmental Change Unit seminar), Main Lecture Theatre, School of Geography, 5 p.m.

IMOGEN COOPER, RAFAEL OLEG, and SONIA VIDA-ATHERTON perform piano trios, the Auditorium, St John's, 8.30 p.m. (admission by programme, from porters' lodge).

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Tuesday 2 March

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM exhibition opens: `Recent acquisitions—British drawings and watercolours of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries' (until 30 May).

BRENDA NEECE: `Early eighteenth-century strings: viols and violoncellos' (lecture-demonstration), Ashmolean, 1.15 p.m. (tickets £1.50 by reservation: tel. (2)76133).

DR W. SACHS: `The environmental impact of globalisation' (Wolfson College Lectures: `Globalisation and insecurity'), the Hall, Wolfson, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

PROFESSOR DR G. THEISSEN: `Primitive Christianity' (Speaker's Lectures: `Theory of Primitive Christian Religion (II)—the autonomy of primitive Christian religion'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. SCRUTON: `Democratic destruction' (Herbert Spencer Lectures: `Democracy in practice and in theory'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR D. ELSTEIN: `The political structure of British broadcasting 1949–99: Annan' (lecture series), Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

D. LEWIS: `Setting environmental standards' (Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society seminars), Council Room, Main Building, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

DR A. GLEES: `Britain and Germany: the cold war and beyond' (seminar series: `Bilateral relations in west Europe'), European Studies Centre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

THE RT. HON. GERALD KAUFMAN, MP, SIR PATRICK CORMACK, MP, and JOHN LLOYD: `Imaging Britain: media, culture, and foreign policy' (seminar series: `Foreign policy dilemmas: Britain and the world'), Lecture Theatre, New Building, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

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Wednesday 3 March

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM exhibition opens: `Buddhist art from Tibet—the E.M. Scratton collection' (until 2 May).

PROFESSOR DR G. THEISSEN: `The construction and plausibility of the primitive Christian religion' (Speaker's Lectures: `Theory of Primitive Christian Religion (II)—summary and final considerations'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR E. ULRICH: `The origins and nature of the Septuagint' (Grinfield Lectures: `The Septuagint at the dawn of the third millennium'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. LITTLEWOOD: `Satan and the computer: the European revival of spirit possession' (Wilde Lectures in Natural and Comparative Religion: `Religion, restitution, and agency: lectures in medicine and religious thought'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. CONNORS: `Piazza Navona and dynastic urbanism' (Slade Lectures: `Borromini and Baroque Rome'), Lecture Hall, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

DR D. HADLEY: `Migration and forced migration in early medieval Europe' (Refugee Studies Programme: Seminars on Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

DR C. BREWER: `Treasure-house of the language: the OED as a repository of great writers' (OED Forum), Rewley House, 5 p.m.

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Thursday 4 March

A. FOSTER: `Perceptions of domestic violence in Tunisia: responses from health service providers, women's organisations, and students' (Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women seminars: `Researching gender, conflict, and violence'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

DR A. CAGLAR: `Urban spaces, popular culture, and the new scripts of "community": German-Turks in Berlin' (ESRC Research Programme: `Transnational communities'), Senior Common Room, School of Geography, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. TITCHMARSH (Royal Academy of Engineering/AEA Technology/INSS Research Professor in Microanalytical Techniques for Structural Integrity Problems): `Electrons: from power lines to white lines' (inaugural lecture), Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR E. ULRICH: `The Septuagint in the Dead Sea Scrolls' (Grinfield Lectures: `The Septuagint at the dawn of the third millennium'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR D. ELSTEIN: `The political structure of British broadcasting 1949–99: Hunt' (lecture series), Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR DR A.I.C. HERON: `To talk to God ...' (Hensley Henson Lectures: `The unorthodox Karl Barth'), Schools, 5 p.m.

A. GOSCHA: `Ruptures et continuités idéologiques in Indochine, 1900–40' (seminar in modern French history and politics), Maison Française, 5 p.m.

C. BIET: `Jouer Racine' (Maison Française seminar: `French literature from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment'), Okinaga Room, Wadham, 5 p.m.

WALID KHAZENDAR (Arab Poet in Residence): `Poetry and science' (round-table discussion with Oxford poets), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

SIR TONY WRIGLEY: `Country and town: farmers, labourers, craftsmen, manufacturers, merchants' (Linacre Lectures: `The peopling of Britain—the shaping of a human landscape'), Lecture Theatre A, the Zoology/Psychology Building, 5.15 p.m.

DR A. FRANKLIN: `Broadside ballads, from the street to the library' (Oxford Bibliographical Society lecture), Taylor Institution, 5.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR L. JOHNSON: `Dorothy Hodgkin and penicillin: fifty years from structure to present-day understanding of biosynthesis and bacterial resistance' (first Dorothy Hodgkin Memorial Lecture—open to the public), University Museum of Natural History, 6 p.m.

CATHOLIC CHAPLAINCY: performance of John Caldwell's Good Friday, Newman Room, Rose Place, 8 p.m. (tickets £7.50/£4.50 from the Old Fire Station, Gloucester Green, or at the door).

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Friday 5 March

DR I. FOWLER: `Iron-working and identity in the Cameroon grassfields' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminar: `Artisans, crafts, and local identities'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `East meets West: God, gods, and goddesses', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.)

A. HORNBORG: `Animism, fetishism, and machines' (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology seminars), Lecture Theatre, ISCA, 4.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR E. ULRICH: `The Septuagint translation of Isaiah' (Grinfield Lectures: `The Septuagint at the dawn of the third millennium'), Schools, 5 p.m.

BARONESS PARK: `Difficult places' (lecture series: `Women in Whitehall'), Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's, 5.30 p.m.

CATHOLIC CHAPLAINCY: performance of John Caldwell's Good Friday, Newman Room, Rose Place, 8 p.m. (tickets £7.50/£4.50 from the Old Fire Station, Gloucester Green, or at the door).

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Saturday 6 March

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

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Sunday 7 March

THE RT. REVD AND RT. HON. LORD HABGOOD preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m. (Third Bampton Lecture: `Varieties of unbelief—explanation and understanding').

ST ANNE'S COLLEGE exhibition opens: `Pictures of You' (photographs by Simon Jones, open until 19 March), Mary Ogilvie Foyer, St Anne's (before visiting telephone college lodge, (2)74800, to check availability).

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Monday 8 March

J. PHILIPS: `Allegories of the body: Bunyan, disease, and popular medicine' (lecture series: `Medicine and culture before 1750'), Wellcome Unit, 47 Banbury Road, 2.15 p.m.

DR H. OLIVER: `Tiger travels—an illustrated journey through time and space of past, present, and future climates, climate processes, and climate change impacts' (Environmental Change Unit seminar), Main Lecture Theatre, School of Geography, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR DR A.I.C. HERON: `Creation, preservation and all the blessings ...' (Hensley Henson Lectures: `The unorthodox Karl Barth'), Schools, 5 p.m.

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