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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 3 December

DR J. LITTLEWOOD: `Categorical confusion in the delivery room: the disappearing dad' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminar: `The identity of fathers'), ISCA, 61 Banbury Road, 11 a.m.

THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET perform works by Mozart and Schnittke, Holywell Music Room, 1 p.m. (tickets £5, concessions £2.50, from the Playhouse Box Office or at the door).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `East meets West: ceramics—the tin glaze trail', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.--1 p.m.)

PROFESSOR T. RANGER: `Movements and stabilities: the historical context for the study of forced migration in Africa' (Refugee Studies Programme seminars: `Perspectives on forced migration'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

M. EMERSON: `Reshaping the wider Europe: the impact of the Balkan crisis' (seminar series: `The European Union and its neighbours'), St Antony's (70 Woodstock Road), 5 p.m.

H. ANHEIER: `Does the growth of the not-for-profit sector pose a challenge for the state?' (Oxford Policy Institute Seminars: `Rethinking approaches to government reforms'), Magdalen, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR L.C. BRESSER PEREIRA: `The case of Latin America, with special reference to Brazil' (second of two Oxford Brazil Lectures: `Good government, good state'), Latin American Centre (1 Church Walk), 5 p.m.

H.E. SHAIKH HAMAD BIN JASSIM AL-THANI: `Islam, the Arabs, and the West: a dialogue for the new millennium' (lecture), Rhodes House, 5 p.m.

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Saturday 4 December

MICHAELMAS FULL TERM ends.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM study-day: `The arts of the Byzantine world',10 a.m.–4 p.m. (Cost: £18. Booking essential: tel. (2)78015, 9 a.m.--1 p.m.)

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Monday 6 December

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

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Tuesday 7 December

ACADEMIC STAFF Development Programme seminar: `Recruitment and selection for occasional recruiters', 9.30 a.m. (see details above).

A. BOWMAN and others: `Digitisation projects at the Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents' (Humanities Computing Unit seminars), Lecture Room A, Computing Services, 1 p.m.

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

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Wednesday 8 December

ACADEMIC STAFF Development Programme seminar: `Dealing with the media', 9.30 a.m. (see details above).

PROFESSOR C. KEELEY: `Puzzles, enigmas, and conundrums: data, theory, and ethics in the demography of forced migration' (Refugee Studies Programme seminars: `Perspectives on forced migration'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

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Friday 10 December

EUROPEAN UNION BAROQUE ORCHESTRA: free promenade concert of Baroque music, University Museum of Natural History, 1.10 p.m.

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

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Tuesday 14 December

ACADEMIC STAFF Development Programme seminar: `Approaches to learning: practice sessions', 9.30 a.m. (see details above).

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

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Friday 17 December

MICHAELMAS TERM ends.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Tibetan Buddhist art' (special loan exhibition), 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.--1 p.m.)

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Tuesday 21 December

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

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Wednesday 22 December

UNIVERSITY MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY closed (reopens 28 December).

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Thursday 23 December

ASHMOLEAN LIBRARY closed (reopens 4 January).

BODLEIAN LIBRARY closed (reopens 4 January).

TAYLOR INSTITUTION LIBRARY closed (reopens 4 January).

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Tuesday 28 December

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

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Friday 31 December

UNIVERSITY MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY closed (reopens 4 January).

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