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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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Saturday 26 June

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM study-day: `Sterling and euro', 10 a.m.–4 p.m. (tel. for details: (2)78015).

DR A. CHAPMAN: `Mary Somerville (1780–1872) and her contribution to the "grand amateur" tradition of British science' (Somerville College Appeal: luncheon to celebrate the life and work of Mary Somerville), Somerville, 12 noon (tickets £25; for enquiries tel. (2)70632/(2)70600).

DR I. LOUDON: `Green College 1979–99: the first twenty years' (lecture), Witts Lecture Theatre, Radcliffe Infirmary, 5 p.m.

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Sunday 27 June

THE MOST REVD JEAN-MARIE CARDINAL LUSTIGER preaches the St John Baptist's Day Sermon, Magdalen, 10 a.m.

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Monday 28 June

H.E. MR KOFI ANNAN: `The dialogue of civilisations and the need for a global ethic' (lecture), Sheldonian, 11 a.m. (tickets required—available from Centre Secretary, Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, George Street, Oxford OX1 2AR).

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Tuesday 29 June

THE MEETING of Congregation, due to take place today, is cancelled.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM exhibition opens: `Japanese warrior prints by Kuniyoshi' (until 19 September).

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

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Wednesday 30 June

DR C. BROWN: `Dutch and Flemish paintings in the Ashmolean' (lecture), Ashmolean, 6.30 p.m. (admission free and booking not required).

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Wednesday 7 July

DR R. MOOREY: `Archaeological approaches to the Bible in the Ashmolean' (lecture), Ashmolean, 6.30 p.m.

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Saturday 17 July

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

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Wednesday 21 July

SHARDA SAHAI performs Indian music on the tabla, Ashmolean, 6.30 p.m. (admission £15; tickets from the Playhouse Box Office, Beaumont Street, tel. 798600).

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Saturday 31 July

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

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Monday 23 August

SPECIAL LECTURE LIST, Michaelmas Term: entries to be received by today (e- mail: lecture.lists@admin.ox.ac.uk).

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Tuesday 31 August

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM exhibition opens: `No day without a line: the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers 1880--1999' (until 31 October).

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