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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 March

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Jewellery in the ancient world', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.)

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Saturday 27 March

MAISON FRANÇAISE Study Day: `Virginia Woolf and the body' (various speakers), Maison Française, 9.30 a.m.–6 p.m.

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Tuesday 30 March

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Porcelain: "Figures for Desart" ', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.)

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Thursday 1 April

UNIVERSITY COUNSELLING SERVICE closed (reopens 12 April).

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Friday 2 April

ASHMOLEAN LIBRARY closed (reopens 6 April).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM closed (reopens 5 April).

BODLEIAN LIBRARY closed (most buildings reopen 6 April).

TAYLOR INSTITUTION library closed (reopens 6 April).

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Tuesday 6 April

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

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Friday 9 April

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

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Tuesday 13 April

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Gods, heroes, and men of ancient Greece', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.--1 p.m.)

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Friday 16 April

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Buddhist art from Tibet' (special exhbition), 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.--1 p.m.)

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Tuesday 20 April

ACADEMIC STAFF Development Seminar: `Gender in teaching', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

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

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Thursday 22 April

ACADEMIC STAFF Development Seminar: `Pastoral skills for tutors', 9.15 a.m. (see information above).

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Friday 23 April

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

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `An introduction to Egypt of the Pharaohs', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.--1 p.m.)

JONATHAN HARVEY lectures in series `The Composer Speaks', Holywell Music Room, 5 p.m. (free and open to the public).

OXFORD PHILOMUSICA WINDS (with Olga Balakleets, piano) perform works by Schumann, Harvey, Crosse, and Mozart, Holywell Music Room, 8 p.m. (full-price tickets £10, from Oxford Playhouse or at the door).

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Saturday 24 April

TRIO FIBONACCI perform new music by Canadian and British composers, Holywell Music Room, 8 p.m. (tickets £8 (£6/£4 concessions) from Oxford Playhouse or at the door).

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Sunday 25 April

TRINITY FULL TERM begins.

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Monday 26 April

PROFESSOR L.N. TREFETHEN (Professor of Numerical Analysis): `Scientific computing: the finite, the infinite, and the future' (inaugural lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

THE BRENTANO QUARTET perform works by Purcell, Nicholas Maw, and Beethoven, the Auditorium, 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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Tuesday 27 April

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Watercolours: Cozens to Palmer' (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 L. DASTON: `Can objectivity have a history?' (Sir Isaiah Berlin Lectures in the History of Ideas: `The ideals and practice of scientific objectivity'), St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

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Wednesday 28 April

PROFESSOR P. LUBECK: `Global Islam' (ESRC Research Programme on Transnational Communities: `Transnational religious communities: Muslim and Hindu movements and networks'), Seminar Room, School of Geography, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR N. FRIEDMAN: `The study of evolutionary history: insights from Queen Victoria' (Waynflete Lectures: `Seminal events in the evolutionary history of plants'), Grove Auditorium, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

PHILIP HOWARD delivers the Times Lecture, Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

DR M. LEACH: `New shapes to shift: war, parks, and the hunting persona in modern West Africa' (Centre for Cross- Cultural Research on Women: Audrey Richards Commemorative Lecture), Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

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Thursday 29 April

PROFESSOR G. BEST: `Peace conferences and the century of total war: the 1899 Hague Conference and what came after' (Cyril Foster Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

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

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Friday 30 April

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

PROFESSOR M. GOODMAN: `Explaining religious change' (Marett Memorial Lecture), Saskatchewan Lecture Room, Exeter, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR A. GOUDIE: `The geomorphology of the Oxford region' (School of Geography Centenary Lectures), School of Geography, 5 p.m.

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