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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 27 November

INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP-CONFERENCE (first session in Holywell Music Room, 9.30 a.m.): `European Baroque opera: institutions and ceremonies'. (Continues tomorrow and Sunday; tel.: Oxford (2)76125, fax: (2)76128. Meetings free and open to the public.)

DR M. MCDONALD: `An anthropologist at the European Commission' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminar: `The identity of the fieldworker---"me" and others' "me" '), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

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

PROFESSOR C. WICKHAM: `An empire fragments: aristocratic wealth and peasant autonomy in the post-Roman West, 450--750' (Faculty of Modern History: Special Faculty Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR THELMA HOLT, with Christopher Frayling, Michael Gambon, Mark Rosenblatt, Mark Rylance, Brian Sewell, and Juliet Stevenson: `Vision for the future' (Cameron Mackintosh Lectures), Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's, 5 p.m.

OPERA SEICENTO, with Vassilis Vavoulis, conductor, perform Antonio Sartorio's opera Giulio Cesare in Egitto, Holywell Music Room, 8 p.m. (tickets, £10 (concessions £5) from the Playhouse, Beaumont Street, or at the door).

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Saturday 28 November

MAISON FRANÇAISE meeting, 9 a.m.--5 p.m.: `Au commencement était le verbe: the morphology, syntax, and semantics of the French verb' (Society for French Studies) (tel. for details: (2)74220).

CENTRE FOR CROSS-CULTURAL RESEARCH ON WOMEN workshop: `Gender, conflict, ethnicity, and reconciliation: perspectives from Algeria and Ireland', Queen Elizabeth House, 9.30 a.m.–4.30 p.m. (further details from CCCRW).

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

THE BAND OF INSTRUMENTS, with Mark Hilhofer (tenor), perform secular cantatas by Jean-Philippe Rameau, Maison Française, 5.30 p.m. (tickets £6 (concessions £3) from the Playhouse, Beaumont Street, or at the door).

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Sunday 29 November

THE REVD JOHN CLARKE preaches the Advent Sermon, Cathedral, 10 a.m.

RUTH WATERMAN (violin) and Carole Presland (piano): recital of violin sonatas by Bach, Mozart, and Elgar, Jacqueline Du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's, 3 p.m. (tickets £6 (concessions £3) from the Playhouse, Beaumont Street, or at the door).

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Monday 30 November

PROFESSOR J. BRIGGS: ` "Teaching the young idea": children's books and education in the first half of the eighteenth century' (Friends of the Bodleian thirty-minute lecture), Cecil Jackson Room, Sheldonian, 1 p.m. (tel. for further information: (2)77234).

OXTALENT Web competition: awards ceremony, Hadley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean, 2.30–4 p.m. (see details at: http://info.ox.ac.uk/oxford/seminars/webaward.html).

PROFESSOR C.O. JONES (Olin Visiting Professor of American Government): `The speculative imagination in democratic lawmaking' (inaugural lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR G.I. BARENBLATT: `Turbulence: an old challenge and new perspectives' (Alay Tayler Lecture), Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's, 5 p.m.

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Tuesday 1 December

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

CONGREGATION meeting, 2 p.m. (discussion of Report of Working Party on Governance).

ACADEMIC STAFF Development Seminar: `Common student problems', 5.15 p.m. (see information above).

PROFESSOR W. JAMES: `Questions old and new in the anthropology of religion' (interdisciplinary seminars: `Methodological approaches to the study of religions'), Christ Church, 5 p.m.

J. PAAVOLA: `Environmental problems and policy: an institutional approach' (Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society seminar), Council Room, Main Building, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

H. PHILLIPS: `Autour de Racine et du thêatre classique: nouvelles perspectives' (lecture series: `Thêatre et littérature, mots et images'), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

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Wednesday 2 December

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

D. DE JONG: `European immigration and asylum policy' (Refugee Studies Programme: Seminars on Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

MICHAEL IGNATIEFF: `The shadow cast by a life: a biographer and his subject' (discussion of recent biography of Sir Isaiah Berlin, to be followed by book- signing), New Lecture Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m. (admission by ticket, from St Antony's Development Office: tel. (2)74496, fax (2)74494).

UNIVERSITY CLUB wine-tasting: Wines for the festive season, 5.45 p.m. (admission for members and guests, £2 per person).

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Thursday 3 December

MATRICULATION CEREMONY, Convocation House, 12.30 p.m.

GEORGINA ASHWORTH: `Beijing and beyond: human rights from now on' (Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women seminars: `Gender, change, and human rights'), Library Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

DR J. WEBBER: `Transnationalism and the problem of static models: some reflections on the Jewish case' (ESRC Research Programme on Transnational Communities---seminars: `Globalisation and the "old" diasporas'), Senior Common Room, School of Geography, 2 p.m.

VEERLE HEYVAERT: `Institutions for regulating risk: health and environmental decision-making in the United States, Europe, and at the international level' (North Lecture—open to public), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR A. FORSTER: `Transforming the marketplace: Ralph Griffiths and the Monthly Review' (Oxford Bibliographical Society lecture), Taylor Institution, 5.30 p.m.

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Friday 4 December

ACADEMIC STAFF Development Seminar: `Dealing with harassment' (day 1), 2 p.m. (see information above).

DR K. SZENT-GYORGYI: `Fieldworker among an Hungarian peasant nobility: uncovering old roots, discovering new identities' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminar: `The identity of the fieldworker---"me" and others' "me" '), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET, with Matthew Mills (piano), perform works by Haydn and Shostakovitch, Holywell Music Room, 1 p.m. (tickets £5 (concessions £2.50) from the Playhouse, Beaumont Street, or at the door).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `East meets West: tiles from east and west' (special exhibition), 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.--1 p.m.)

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Saturday 5 December

MICHAELMAS FULL TERM ends.

MAISON FRANÇAISE meeting, 9 a.m.: journée d'étude franco-brittanique, `Slavery from the seventeenth to the nineteenth century' (continues tomorrow; tel. for details: (2)74220).

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Monday 7 December

SPECIAL LECTURE LIST, Hilary Term: items for inclusion to be received by today (fax: (2)78180, e-mail: lecture.lists@admin.ox.ac.uk).

CENTRE FOR BRAZILIAN STUDIES conference: `Brazil as an export economy', St Antony's, 9.30 a.m.–6.30 p.m. (tel. for enquiries: 554026).

PROFESSOR PETER DONNELLY (Professor of Statistical Science): `Modelling genes' (inaugural lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

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Tuesday 8 December

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

PHYSICAL SCIENCES Faculty Board election, 17 December (one ordinary member): nominations by six electors to be received at the University Offices by 4 p.m.

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Wednesday 9 December

ACADEMIC STAFF Development Seminar: `Introduction to strategic planning and management', 9 a.m. (see information above).

DR J. WHITELEY: `Ingres, Cockerell, and the English colony in Rome', Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean, 5 p.m. (public lecture—admission free).

PROFESSOR JON STALLWORTHY reads from Singing School, a fragment of autobiography, and Rounding the Horn: Collected Poems, the Buttery, Wolfson, 6 p.m.

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Thursday 10 December

ACADEMIC STAFF Development Seminar: `Financial project planning and management', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

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