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Academic Staff Development Programme 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 3 March

DR J. LITTLEWOOD: `Mortuary rituals for a nobody; death of the unborn' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminar: `Death'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Byzantium—where East meets West', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.)

DR D.W. PHILLIPSON: `Aksum: an African civilisation in its world contexts' (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology/Institute of Archaeology special lecture), Pitt Rivers Museum Research Centre (64 Banbury Road), 2.15 p.m.

SIR KEITH THOMAS: `Heritage or history? Conflicting views of the past' (St Antony's College Jubilee Lecture Series), New Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR NICHOLAS HYTNER lectures, Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's, 5 p.m.

THE ENDELLION STRING QUARTET: programme of works by Haydn, Thomas Adès, and Beethoven, Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's, 8 p.m. (tickets £12/£8 from Oxford Playhouse, tel. 798600; information from (2)76821).

H.E. PAVEL SEIFTER (Czech Ambassador): `Club or federation? The European Union after enlargement' (European Movement conference), Maison Française, 8 p.m.

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Saturday 4 March

ANTHONY MARWOOD (violin) and Susan Tomes (piano) perform works by Schumann and others, Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's, 8 p.m. (admission by free programme, available from the college lodge; reserved for members of St John's until ten days before the concert).

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Sunday 5 March

THE VERY REVD FR FERGUS KERR preaches the Sermon on the Grace of Humility, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

SARAH WALKER: master-class for singers, Jacqueline du Pré Building, St Hilda's, 2 p.m. (admission £6.50/£5/£2.50, from the Oxford Playhouse or at the door).

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Monday 6 March

J. PINFOLD: `The Transvaal War: a contemporary lantern slide show and commentary' (Friends of the Bodleian thirty-minute lecture), Cecil Jackson Room, Sheldonian, 1 p.m.

PROFESSOR GEOFFREY HILL: `Intrinsic value' (Tanner Lectures on Human Values: `Rhetorics of value'), Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

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Tuesday 7 March

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

PROFESSOR C. WEBB: `Lasers in aeronomy, astronomy, and mechanical engineering' (Graduate Interdisciplinary Lectures: `Seeing things in a new light—laser applications in science and technology', Lindemann Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, 4.15 p.m.

A. CHESTER: `Paradise restored' (Speaker's Lectures in Biblical Studies: `Future hope and present reality'), Schools, 5 p.m.

SIR PETER MANSFIELD: `Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI): principles and applications' (Wolfson College Lectures: `Physics at the boundaries'), the Hall, Wolfson, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

PROFESSOR GEOFFREY HILL: `Poetry and value' (Tanner Lectures on Human Values: `Rhetorics of value'), Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

N. WITOSZEK: `Moral communities and the environment: the Nordic enigma' (Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society seminars), Council Room, Main Building, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. NEVILLE: `The Boston University Project in Comparative Studies' (Interdisciplinary Seminars in the Study of Religions: `Comparative approaches in the study of religions'), Blue Boar Seminar Room, Christ Church, 5 p.m.

S. AUDOIN ROUZEAU: `Pour une histoire du combat aux dix-neuvième et vingtième siècles' (Seminar in Modern French History and Politics), Maison Française, 5 p.m.

C. BRITTON: `Split personalities in the works of Fanon and Glissant' (French Language-World Literature Seminar), Maison Française, 5 p.m.

J. RICE: `Problems of genre and gender in Mozart's scena "Misero, o sogno" (K.431)' (Graduate Students' Colloquia), Music Faculty, 5.15 p.m.

M. RICHMOND: `On the ground in Kosovo' (St Hugh's College MCR Maplethorpe Lectures: `Crisis, transformation, and development'), Wordsworth Room, St Hugh's, 6 p.m.

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Wednesday 8 March

ACADEMIC STAFF Development Programme seminar: `Gaining European funding', 2 p.m. (see information above).

DR M. DEEGAN: `Literary perspectives on forced migration' (Refugee Studies Centre seminars: `Perspectives on forced migration'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

M. GORRINGE: `How Dasi Attam became Bharat Natyam: the history and current trends of the Indian dance style' (Friends of the Pitt Rivers Museum lecture; donation of £2 requested from visitors), Pitt Rivers Research Building, 64 Banbury Road, 6 p.m.

PROFESSOR GEOFFREY HILL reads his own verse (introduced by Ruth Padel), Auditorium, Magdalen, 8.30 p.m. (entry via college gates in Longwall Street).

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Thursday 9 March

ACADEMIC STAFF Development Programme seminar: `Writing research papers, abstracts, and posters', 9.15 a.m. (see information above).

P. MCDONALD: `The position of the postcolonial writer' (Centre for Cross- Cultural Research on Women seminars: `Cross-border narratives—between North and West Africa'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. HEWISON: `Ruskin tomorrow' (Slade Lectures: `Ruskin today'), Lecture Hall, University Museum of Natural History, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

N. QUESTIAUX: `Living up to equality: principles and practice as seen by women in the French Conseil d'État' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

P. MELCHETT: `Global citizens—campaigning for environmental solutions' (Linacre Lectures: `Consciousness of connections: global environments in the new millennium'), Lecture Theatre A, Zoology/Psychology Building, 5.30 p.m.

DONNA STOERING and Erin Nolan: piano and viola recital of works by Mozart, Rachmaninov, and Schubert, Wolfson Hall, St Edmund Hall, 8.15 p.m. (tickets £7/£2 at the door; those wishing to attend are to inform the Development Office, St Edmund Hall, tel. (2)79055).

JANUSZ: celebrity piano recital of works by Chopin, Wolfson, 8.30 p.m. (tickets £8.50/£7.50 from Common Room Secretary, Wolfson (tel. (2)74108), or Playhouse Box Office (tel. 798600); proceeds to African Medical and Research Foundation).

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Friday 10 March

COLLOQUIUM: `Anthropology and Africa: a cross-colonial investigation, 1880–1960', St Antony's (until Sunday; to book: n_jas@hotmail.com, or helen.denham@history.ox.ac.uk).

DR A. WALTER: `Remembering the dismembered body' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminar: `Death'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Golden Pages: Qurans and prayer-books' (special exhibition), 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.)

GUIDO DI TELLA: `Argentina, 1989–99: from the margins to the centre' (St Antony's College Jubilee Lecture Series), New Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

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Saturday 11 March

HILARY FULL TERM ends.

TRANSLATION RESEARCH IN OXFORD meeting: `Dix-septième siècle et traduction', St Hugh's, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. (contact Edith McMorran to book: Oxford 274996).

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Sunday 12 March

THE REVD PROFESSOR CANON DAVID BROWN preaches the Sermon for the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Oriel, 10 a.m.

THE BAND OF INSTRUMENTS, with the Choir of New College, perform Bach's St John Passion, the chapel, New College, 3 p.m. (Evensong service; free tickets obtainable on application to the Precentor, New College).

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Monday 13 March

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

ACADEMIC STAFF Development Programme seminar: `Managing research projects', 10 a.m. (see information above).

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Tuesday 14 March

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM exhibition opens: `Eighteenth-century Venetian drawings from the Ashmolean's collection' (until 4 June).

ACADEMIC STAFF DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME SEMINARS: `Supervising D.Phil. students', 9.30 a.m.; `Dealing with the media', 9.30 a.m.; and `Dealing with harassment' (day 2), 2 p.m. (see information above). ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Rings for fingers: the fourteenth century and after', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.)

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Wednesday 15 March

CONGREGATION meeting, 12 noon, Convocation House (admission of Proctors and Assessor 2000–1).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk (Dr Helen Whitehouse): `Early Egyptian rulers', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.)

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