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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 28 May

ACADEMIC STAFF Development Seminar: `Dealing with the media (advanced course): television and crisis management', 9.15 a.m. (see information above).

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

DR M. MORECROFT: `Wytham Woods: the world's most studied woods in a century of global change' (School of Geography Centenary Lectures), School of Geography, 5 p.m.

R. WHITE: `Christopher Wren's architectural projects in Oxford' (Chichele Lectures), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J.P. CARLEY: ` "Out of deadly darkenesse to lyvelye lyght": interpreting the libraries of Henry VIII' (Deneke Lecture), Lady Margaret Hall, 5.15 p.m.

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Saturday 29 May

BRITISH CENTRE for Durkheimian Studies Study Day II (various speakers): `Responses to Mauss' thesis on prayer', Maison Française, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

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Sunday 30 May

MRS SUSAN HOWATCH preaches, Keble, 10 a.m.

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Monday 31 May

DR H. MONTGOMERY: ` "Real" parents and adoption—a work in progress' (Fertility and Reproduction seminars), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

M. VAUGHAN: `Smallpox, slavery, and revolution: 1792 in ūle de France (Mauritius)' (Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine seminars: `History of tropical medicine and infectious diseases'), Wellcome Unit, 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR A. STEPAN: `Russian federalism in comparative perspective' (lecture series: `Russian politics and society: Soviet and post-Soviet'), Lecture Theatre, New Building, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

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Tuesday 1 June

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

ACADEMIC STAFF Development Seminar: `Approaches to lecturing— practice session', 2 p.m. (see information above).

PROFESSOR M.B. PARKES: `In the eyes of scribes and readers (handwriting as image)' (Lyell Lectures in Bibliography: `Their hands before our eyes: a closer look at scribes'), Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

L. VIOLANTE: `The fight against organised crime under the rule of law' (H.L.A. Hart Memorial Lecture), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

J. SGARD: `Stendhal, Berlioz, et le paysage grenoblois' (lecture series: `Grenoble et sa région'), Maison Française, 6 p.m.

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Wednesday 2 June

R. O'TOOLE: `How to select and use Web-based tools for on-line learning' (OxTalent `How to...' seminar series), Language Centre, 1 p.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk, with Professor R.R.R. Smith: `The Parthenon Sculpture', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.--1 p.m.)

S. SCHWALGIN: `The Armenians in Greece from the 1920s to the 1990s' (Refugee Studies Programme: Seminars on Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

UNIVERSITY CLUB wine-tasting: wines for summer drinking, 6 South Parks Road, 5.45 (admission for members and guests, £2 per person).

THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET perform quartets by Lombardini-Sirmen, Beethoven (op. 74), and Ravel, Holywell Music Room, 8 p.m. (tickets £8/£6/£4 from Oxford Playhouse or at the door).

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Thursday 3 June

DR P. VITEBSKY: `Female shamans as facilitators of long-term psychotherapy in tribal India' (Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women seminars: `Gender and health: healers, carers, and patients'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

DR J. CESARI: `Islam in the west: the issue of pluralism in the context of globalisation' (ESRC Research Programme on Transnational Communities: `Transnational religious communities: Muslim and Hindu movements and networks'), Seminar Room, School of Geography, 2 p.m.

DR K. FEDOROWICH and Dr R. Moore: `New approaches to prisoner-of- war (POW) history' (lecture series: `New approaches to the history of the Second World War'), Council Room, Mansfield, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR H. TIETMEYER: `Economic convergence and monetary union' (University College 750th anniversary: `Builders of the Millennium' lecture series), Sheldonian, 5 p.m. (tickets required, available from the Porters' Lodge, University College).

M. LETTÉ: `The Society of Arts and its French counterpart: approaches to the organisation of science and industrial research, 1880–1914' (Maison Française seminar series: `Science and the new century: Britain, France, and Germany c.1900'), History of Science Seminar Room, Modern History Faculty Building, 5 p.m.

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Friday 4 June

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `East meets West: textiles and trade routes', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.--1 p.m.)

J. ASHDOWN: `A celebration of change in the historic city of Oxford' (School of Geography Centenary Lectures), School of Geography, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. HELMHOLZ: `Sir Daniel Dun: All Souls and the civil law' (Chichele Lectures), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

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Saturday 5 June

FRANCO-BRITISH Colloquium on British Cinema (various speakers): `Regards croisés sur le cinéma brittanique', Maison Française, 9.30 a.m.–5.30 p.m. (continues tomorrow).

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Sunday 6 June

LORD HABGOOD: `Varieties of unbelief—the presence of an absence' (seventh Bampton Lecture), St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 7 June

CHRIST CHURCH Picture Gallery reopens, after conservation and building work, with an exhibition of drawings by Leonardo da Vinci and his circle (until 25 August).

PROFESSOR SHUGO MINAGAWA: `Perspectives on Russian clientelism' (lecture series: `Russian politics and society: Soviet and post- Soviet'), Lecture Theatre, New Building, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

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Tuesday 8 June

DR S. BENDALL: `The mapping of college estates in Tudor and Stuart Oxford' (Friends of the Bodleian lecture), Cecil Jackson Room, Sheldonian, 1 p.m. (enquiries: (2)77234).

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

P. FRAPPAT: `Grenoble, métropole des sciences' (lecture series: `Grenoble et sa région'), Maison Française, 6 p.m.

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Wednesday 9 June

P. JOYCE: `How to manage on-line course development' (OxTalent `How to...' seminar series), Language Centre, 1 p.m.

N. JOHNSTON: `Former Mozambican refugees in the new South Africa: processes of integration and renewed return' (Refugee Studies Programme: Seminars on Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM evening tour: `Italian Renaissance painting', 5.30 p.m. (Admission £1.50. Places must be booked: tel. (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.)

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Thursday 10 June

J. BROWNFOOT: `Caring for dementia patients: voices from three ethnic minority groups in a London borough' (Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women seminars: `Gender and health: healers, carers, and patients'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

DR C. BHATT: `Ideologies of indigenism' (ESRC Research Programme on Transnational Communities: `Transnational religious communities: Muslim and Hindu movements and networks'), Seminar Room, School of Geography, 2 p.m.

J. KIRAS: ` "By all possible means"? The implication of the creation and use of Special Operations Forces in the Second World War' (lecture series: `New approaches to the history of the Second World War'), Council Room, Mansfield, 2 p.m.

MIWAO MATSUMOTO: `The Royal Navy's role in British R.&D.: "spin- on" and "spin-off" in a laissez-faire state' (Maison Française seminar series: `Science and the new century: Britain, France, and Germany c.1900'), History of Science Seminar Room, Modern History Faculty Building, 5 p.m.

THE BAND OF INSTRUMENTS, with the New Chamber Opera, perform Mozart's early opera Apollo et Hyacinthus, the chapel, New College, 7.30 p.m. (tickets £6 (concessions £4) at the door).

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