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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 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.)

INTERNATIONAL STUDY-DAY (various speakers): `Is there a European "Third Way"?' (Research Programme: `Culture et sociétés: comportements politiques'), Maison Française, 10 a.m.–8.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. FENTON: `Auden and Shakespeare's sonnets' (first in a series of three lectures), Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 5 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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Saturday 1 May

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

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Sunday 2 May

LORD HABGOOD: `Varieties of unbelief—moral autonomy' (fourth Bampton Lecture), St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 3 May

DR R. INGHAM: `Variations in sexual risks amongst young people in Europe' (Fertility and Reproduction seminars), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

PROFESSOR A. BROWN: `The study of Soviet politics and the politics of Soviet studies in Britain' (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 4 May

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

CONGREGATION meeting, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR M.B. PARKES: `Which came first, the reader or the scribe? (The function and processes of handwriting)' (Lyell Lectures in Bibliography: `Their hands before our eyes: a closer look at scribes'), Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J.Y. CAMPBELL: `Who should buy long-term bonds?' (Clarendon Lectures in Economics: `Strategic asset allocation: portfolio choice for long-term investors'), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, Institute of Economics and Statistics, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

G. HOWARD: `The next time you see Paris' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

LORD ROTHSCHILD: `The creation of Waddesdon' (Ashmolean Education Service public lecture), the lecture theatre, Taylor Institution, 5.30 p.m.

DR T. GAVIN: `Iban textiles from Sarawak' (Oxford Asian Textile Group lecture), Pitt Rivers Research Centre, 64 Banbury Road, 5.45 (admission £2 for visitors; for details, tel. 554281 or (2)78076).

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Wednesday 5 May

PROFESSOR N. FRIEDMAN: `The origin of photosynthesis and how Earth turned green' (Waynflete Lectures: `Seminal events in the evolutionary history of plants'), Grove Auditorium, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J.Y. CAMPBELL: `Is the stock market safer for long-term investors?' (Clarendon Lectures in Economics: `Strategic asset allocation: portfolio choice for long-term investors'), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, Institute of Economics and Statistics, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR R.W. BAGLEY: `Bells, scales, and pitch standards: the archaeology of music in ancient China' (William Cohn Memorial Lecture), Headley Lecture Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean, 5 p.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM evening tour: `Eighteenth-century entertaining', 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 6 May

PROFESSOR P. VAN DER VEER: `Cosmopolitanism, secularism, and transnational religion' (ESRC Research Programme on Transnational Communities: `Transnational religious communities: Muslim and Hindu movements and networks'), Seminar Room, School of Geography, 2 p.m.

CHIKAKO OZAWA: `Gendered enlightenment? Ideology and practice in a Japanese indigenous psychotherapeutic movement' (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.

PROFESSOR W. BEINART (Rhodes Professor of Race Relations): `African history, environmental history, and race relations' (inaugural lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR P. MORGAN: ` "Among our Ancient Mountains ..." (the appreciation of Welsh mountainscape in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries)', O'Donnell Lecture, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J.Y. CAMPBELL: `Investing for retirement' (Clarendon Lectures in Economics: `Strategic asset allocation: portfolio choice for long-term investors'), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, Institute of Economics and Statistics, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

J. HARWOOD: `An institutional landscape in transition: German science c.1900' (Maison Française seminar series: `Science and the new century: Britain, France, and Germany .1900'), History of Science Seminar Room, Modern History Faculty Building, 5 p.m.

D. FOUGEYROLLAS-SCHWEBEL and S. Condon: `Surveys of violence against women in France: presentation of the problematic of a quantitative approach' (seminar, chaired by Cathie Lloyd), Maison Française, 5 p.m.

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Friday 7 May

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `East meets West: the world of tea', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.--1 p.m.)

SIR JOHN HOUGHTON: `Global climatic change' (School of Geography Centenary Lectures), School of Geography, 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR A. SCOTT: `Global economic change' (School of Geography Centenary Lectures), School of Geography, 3.45 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. FENTON: `Auden's prose' (second in a series of three lectures), Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

DR P. NURSE: `Life and the reproduction of cells' (Ian Woolf Lecture), Auditorium, St John's, 5.15 p.m.

DAME ELIZABETH BUTLER-SLOSS: `Who is to judge? The role of the judiciary in ethical issues' (Eric Symes Abbott Memorial Lecture), the chapel, Keble, 5.30 p.m.

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Sunday 9 May

LORD HABGOOD: `Varieties of unbelief—all or none' (fifth Bampton Lecture), St Mary's, 10 a.m.

JANE APPEL and Lynton Appel: piano and cello recital of works by Schubert, Bartok, Schumann, and Brahms, Wolfson College, 6.30 p.m. (admission £5, or family ticket £12; proceeds to African and Medical Research Foundation).

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Monday 10 May

DR O. CAMPBELL: `The shifting paradigm for safe motherhood programmes in developing countries' (Fertility and Reproduction seminars), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

PROFESSOR S. VERBA: `Social theory and social science: two cultures?' (Tanner Lectures on Human Values: `Representation: democratic theory and social surveys'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR M. ROE: `The determinants of corporate governance' (first of three Clarendon Lectures in Management Studies), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR O. RACKHAM: `Trees and timber in Greek history' (Myres Memorial Lecture), McGregor-Matthews Room, New College, 5 p.m.

J.-P. DE BEAUMARCHAIS delivers the Besterman Lecture, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m. (meeting chaired by the Chancellor).

PROFESSOR DR H. RIKHOF: `Changing perspectives: approaching the Trinity' (St Cross College Visiting Fellow Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

J. KAHN: `A federal façade: Russia's republics in transition' (lecture series: `Russian politics and society: Soviet and post-Soviet'), Lecture Theatre, New Building, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

MAISON FRANÇAISE/VOLTAIRE FOUNDATION soirée marking bicentenary of death of Beaumarchais: `Main droite, main gauche' (dialogue between Beaumarchais and Voltaire, by J.-P. de Beaumarchais, created by M. Favier and P. Vion), Maison Française, 8 p.m.

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Tuesday 11 May

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

PROFESSOR S. VERBA: `Citizens in democracies and democratic citizens' (Tanner Lectures on Human Values: `Representation: democratic theory and social surveys'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR M. ROE: `The determinants of corporate governance' (second of three Clarendon Lectures in Management Studies), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR M.B. PARKES: `The hasty scribe (cursive handwriting in antiquity and the Middle Ages)' (Lyell Lectures in Bibliography: `Their hands before our eyes: a closer look at scribes'), Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

J. TAVENER: `Hymn of entry' (Hussey Lecture on the Church and the Arts), Schools, 5 p.m.

J. WHITELEY: `Daubigny et le Dauphiné' (lecture series: `Grenoble et sa région'), Maison Française, 6 p.m.

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