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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 October

MAISON FRANÇAISE meeting, 9.30 a.m.: `Action collective et intégration européenne' (continues tomorrow; tel. for details: (2)74220).

DR M. YOUNG: `Insider/covert research in the police' (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: `Some saints for All Saints Day', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.--1 p.m.)

LORD BINGHAM OF CORNHILL: `The future of the common law' (Chatham Lecture), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

M. LEIGH (European Commission): `European Union enlargement---prospects and problems: the Czech Republic', European Studies Centre (70 Woodstock Road), 5 p.m.

THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET perform works by Beethoven, Stravinsky, and Schubert, Holywell Music Room, 8 p.m. (tickets, £8 (£6/£4 concessions), from the Playhouse, Beaumont Street, or at the door).

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Sunday 1 November

DR JANET WILLIAMS preaches, University College, 10 a.m.

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Monday 2 November

PROFESSOR AMOS OZ (Weidenfeld Visiting Professor): `On the beginning of The Autumn of the Patriarch by G. Garcia Marquez' (lecture series: `The story begins: studying the opening sections of masterpieces in literature'), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR W.H. JACKSON: `Name and culture in the Tristan Romances: Gottfried and Thomas' (lecture), Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

DR B. WREN MAINE: `Hymns as theological poetry: the heritage of Isaac Watts (1674--1748)' (Isaac Watts Memorial Lecture), St Columba's Church, Alfred Street, 8 p.m.

MAISON FRANÇAISE meeting, 8.15 p.m.: `Connaissance du Périgord--- présentation et dégustation' (with Jean Roux, Etienne Roux, Jonathan Hill, and Professor Denis Noble) (tel. for details: (2)74220).

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Tuesday 3 November

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

ACADEMIC STAFF Development Seminar: `Time management', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

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

CLINICAL MEDICINE Faculty Board election, 12 November (one ordinary member): nominations by six electors to be received at the University Offices by 4 p.m.

MUSIC Faculty Board election, 12 November (one ordinary member): nominations by six electors to be received at the University Offices by 4 p.m.

PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES Faculty Board election, 12 November (one ordinary member): nominations by six electors to be received at the University Offices by 4 p.m.

SOCIAL STUDIES Faculty Board election, 12 November (one official member): nominations by six electors to be received at the University Offices by 4 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. COLEMAN: `Pragmatism, naturalism, and coherentism in legal theory' (Clarendon Law Lectures: `Legal philosophy at the end of the millennium'), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR J. PISCATORI: `Religion in the study of politics' (interdisciplinary seminars: `Methodological approaches to the study of religions'), Christ Church, 5 p.m.

R. LÖFSTEADT: `The social dimension of risk management' (Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society seminar), Council Room, Main Building, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

J.-P. SARRAZAC: `Comment écrivent les auteurs de thêatre en France aujourd'hui?' (lecture series: `Thêatre et littérature, mots et images'), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

SIR RICHARD B. SYKES: `Medicines, morals, and money: the high ground and the bottom line' (Radcliffe Lecture), Witts Lecture Theatre, Radcliffe Infirmary, 6 p.m.

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Wednesday 4 November

ASHMOLEAN LIBRARY closed (today only).

TAYLOR INSTITUTION LIBRARY closed (today only).

INSTITUTE OF ARCHAEOLOGY closed (today only).

ORIENTAL INSTITUTE and Eastern Art Libraries closed (today only).

PROFESSOR G. GILBERT: `The Northern Ireland Peace Agreement: minority rights and self-determination' (Refugee Studies Programme: Seminars on Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

JUDITH WEIR: `Is contemporary music still possible?' (public lecture series: `The composer speaks'), Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR P. MOMMAERS: `Jan van Ruusbroec and Christocentric mysticism' (Martin D'Arcy Lectures: `The riddle of Christian mystical experience: the role of the humanity of Jesus'), Schools, 5 p.m.

VALERIO MAGRELLI: `Tradizione dell'avanguardia o avanguardia della tradizione' (poetry reading, with Jamie Mackendrick), ground-floor lecture room, 47 Wellington Square, 5 p.m. (Note: meeting to be held in 47 Wellington Square—not in Taylor Institution.)

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Thursday 5 November

ANN DUMMETT: `Nationality and human rights' (Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women seminars: `Gender, change, and human rights'), Library Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

DR S. PATTIE: `New homeland for an old diaspora? The Armenian world in transition' (ESRC Research Programme on Transnational Communities—seminars: `Globalisation and the "old" diasporas'), Senior Common Room, School of Geography, 2 p.m.

R. MCKECHNIE: `Ageing, fertility, and sexuality---personal meanings of menstrual losses' (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology seminars: `Youth, fertility, and reproductive health'), Lecture Room, 61 Banbury Road, 4.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR AMOS OZ (Weidenfeld Visiting Professor): `On the beginning of Nobody Said Anything by Raymond Carver' (lecture series: `The story begins: studying the opening sections of masterpieces in literature'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR G. BOWERSOCK: `Tacitus and Pushkin' (Ronald Syme Lecture), the Hall, Wolfson, 5 p.m.

THE RT. HON. BARONESS YOUNG OF FARNWORTH, DL: `Is half the population underrepresented? A look at local government and Parliament' (St Hilda's College Lectures: `Women in Westminster'), Jacqueline du Pré Building, St Hilda's, 5.30 p.m. (Note: details of time and place, given in current Special Lecture List, are incorrect.)

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Friday 6 November

PROFESSOR J. OKELY: `The fieldworker—age, ethnicity, and era' (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: `East meets West: Greece and Ganhara', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.--1 p.m.)

DR B. YORKE: `The secular context of early Anglo-Saxon nunneries' (James Ford Special Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

H.E. F. NORDMANN (Swiss Ambassador): `European Union enlargement---prospects and problems: Switzerland', European Studies Centre (70 Woodstock Road), 5 p.m.

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Saturday 7 November

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

MAISON FRANÇAISE meeting, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.: `Les enjeux de La Parité aujourd'hui' (Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France) (tel. for details: (2)74220).

TRANSLATION RESEARCH in Oxford meeting: `Translating the text and context: vernacular, dialect, minority language, and the stage', St Hugh's, 9.15 a.m.–5 p.m. (tel. Edith McMorran for details: (2)74996 or (2)74222; e-mail: maison@sable.ox.ac.uk).

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Sunday 8 November

THE REVD ANGELA TILBY preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 9 November

ACADEMIC STAFF Development Seminar: `Information overload: beat the bumph', 9.15 a.m. (see information above).

EDWARD SAID: `The political and moral consequences of 1948' (Middle East Centre seminar series: `1948—founding myths and original sins'), Schools, 5 p.m.

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Tuesday 10 November

THE REVD JOHN DAVIES preaches the Court Sermon, Cathedral, 10.15 a.m.

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

ACADEMIC STAFF DEVELOPMENT SEMINARS: `Improving students' study skills', 9.30 a.m.; `Funding and finance', 2 p.m. (see information above).

J. KENNETH BLACKWELL: Lecture to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the University Declaration of Human Rights, Schools, 5 p.m.

S. SHACKLEY and E. Darier: `Climate encounters: focus group discussions on climate change and its relation to local environmental issues in the north- west of England' (Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society seminar), Council Room, Main Building, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

D. BRADBY: `News from the front: five new French playwrights' (lecture series: `Thêatre et littérature, mots et images'), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

DR I. SCARGILL: `The landscape of Oxford's Green Belt' (Hoskins Lecture), Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's, 5.30 p.m.

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