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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 4 February

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

DR L. MARTINEZ: `Death and women in a Japanese village' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminar: `Death'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

ACADEMIC STAFF Development Programme seminar: `Observing teaching', 2 p.m. (see information above).

SIR KEITH THOMAS: `Wealth and possessions' (Ford's Lectures in British History: `The ends of life: roads to human fulfilment in early modern England'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR NICHOLAS HYTNER (Cameron Mackintosh Professor): `An anti- hauteur view of directing' (lecture), Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's, 5 p.m.

LORD DAHRENDORF: `Democracy beyond the nation-state' (St Antony's College Jubilee Lecture Series), New Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

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Saturday 5 February

B. D'ASCOLI: solo piano recital of works by Debussy, Liszt, and Chopin, Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's, 8 p.m. (tickets £10/£7.50 from Oxford Playhouse, tel. 798600; information from (2)76821).

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Sunday 6 February

THE REVD DR FRASER WATTS preaches a Sermon on Religion and Science (first in series, by different preachers), St Mary's, 10 a.m.

MICHAEL PALIN: `Hemingway adventure' (special benefit performance for the Pitt Rivers Museum and the Oxford Playhouse), Oxford Playhouse, 7.30 p.m. (tickets £14.50/£12.50 from the Playhouse Box Office: 798600).

THE BAND OF INSTRUMENTS, with Rachel Elliott (soprano), perform songs and arias by Purcell and Hasse, with a selection of French cantatas, in the chapel, New College, 8.15 p.m. (tickets £7/£5 from the Oxford Playhouse or at the door).

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Monday 7 February

G. BARRETT: `How can unintended pregnancy be measured? Implications of findings from qualitative interviews' (Fertility and Reproduction Seminars), basement Seminar Room, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

DR M. RHODES: `Births, bedpans, and bugs: professional education for midwives' (seminar series: `Understanding twentieth-century health-care through oral history'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 2 p.m.

SIR MICHAEL WHEELER-BOOTH: `House of Lords reform prospects after Wakeham' (seminar series: `Political and Constitutional Reform'), Summer Common Room, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

A. BENNETT: `Food and forests: will they be compatible in the next millennium?' (Green College Lectures: `Food for the next millennium: implications for the environment', Witts Lecture Theatre, Radcliffe Infirmary, 6 p.m.

THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET perform works by Haydn, Shostakovitch, and Brahms, Holywell Music Room, 8 p.m. (tickets £10/£5 from the Oxford Playhouse Box Office or at the door).

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Tuesday 8 February

ACADEMIC STAFF Development Programme seminar: Hilary Term meeting of Higher Education Reading Group, 12.30 p.m. (see details above).

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

PROFESSOR P. FRENCH: `Fluorescence lifetime imaging for biomedicine and microscopy' (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: `Prophecy: true or false?' (Speaker's Lectures in Biblical Studies: `Future hope and present reality'), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR J. GARNETT: `The nineteenth century' (Lecture series to celebrate the start of a new millennium: `The history of Christianity—how we got to where we are now'), Schools, 5 p.m.

M. OKSANEN: `Authorship, communities, and intellectual property rights: insights for the protection of biodiversity?' (Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society seminars), Council Room, Main Building, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

DR N. ALLEN: `An Indo-European comparativist looks at the Buddha's biography' (Interdisciplinary Seminars in the Study of Religions: `Comparative approaches in the study of religions'), Blue Boar Seminar Room, Christ Church, 5 p.m.

V. DIMIER: `Trading places: resettling colonial administrators in the French prefectoral corps' (Seminar in Modern French History and Politics), Maison Française, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR ROGER GRAEF: `Moveable feast: ethics in the media' (lecture series `The illusion of information'), Green College, 6 p.m.

PROFESSOR SIR ROGER PENROSE: `Quantum mechanics: is there a limit to its validity?' (Wolfson College Lectures: `Physics at the boundaries'), the Hall, Wolfson, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

M. BENT, J. Craig-McFeely, and A. Wathey: `The Digital Image Archive of Medieval Music (DIAMM)' (Graduate Students' Colloquia), Music Faculty, 5.15 p.m.

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Wednesday 9 February

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk (Miss Katharine Eustace): `The Gino Severini Exhibition', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.)

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

PROFESSOR P.W. EVANS: `Dreams and day-dreams in Belle de Jour' (Luis Buñuel Centenary Lecture), 47 Wellington Square, 5 p.m.

L. JEFFERSON: `Charge and discharge: medieval financial terminology in the accounts of the Mercers' Company' (Oxford English Dictionary Forum), Rewley House, 5 p.m.

DR C. GOSDEN: `White Horse Hill and prehistory on the Ridgeway' (Friends of the Pitt Rivers Museum lecture; donation of £2 requested from visitors), Pitt Rivers Research Building, 64 Banbury Road, 6 p.m.

THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET perform works by Haydn, Janácek, and Brahms, Holywell Music Room, 8 p.m. (tickets £10/£5 from the Oxford Playhouse Box Office or at the door).

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Thursday 10 February

L. IBNLFASSI: `The virgin, the whore, the witch, and the saint: the Journey of Womanhood in the narrative of Ben Jelloun' (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: ` "Nobody might have taken the trouble to look": Ruskin and the stones of Venice' (Slade Lectures: `Ruskin today'), Lecture Hall, University Museum of Natural History, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

DR THOMAS MICHEL: `The divine word and scripture in Islam and Christianity' (Martin D'Arcy Memorial Lectures: `Paul of Antioch and Ibn Taymiyya: the modern relevance of a medieval polemic'), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR M. KURKCHIYAN: `The illegitimacy of law in post-Communist societies: an internal point of view' (North Lecture; open to the public), Schools, 5 p.m. J. RANCIÈRE: `Politics and police' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR H. GIRADET: `Cities, people, planet' (Linacre Lectures: `Consciousness of connections: global environments in the new millennium'), Lecture Theatre A, Zoology/Psychology Building, 5.30 p.m.

G. GRUNBERG and S. Hazareesingh: `Le socialisme français face au 21e siècle' (debate), Maison Française, 8 p.m.

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Friday 11 February

THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET, with Edith Coakley, viola, perform Mozart's Quintet in C major, K.515, and John Woolrich's The Death of King Renaud, Holywell Music Room, 1 p.m. (tickets £5/£2.50 from the Oxford Playhouse or at the door).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Ceramics: reflections on Islamic lustreware', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.)

DR J. WALDREN: `Death in Majorca; sharing eternity with "the Other" ' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminar: `Death'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

SIR KEITH THOMAS: `Honour and reputation' (Ford's Lectures in British History: `The ends of life: roads to human fulfilment in early modern England'), Schools, 5 p.m.

BARONESS KENNEDY: `Reaching the parts beyond formal diplomacy' (St Antony's College Jubilee Lecture Series), New Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

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Saturday 12 February

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM study-day: `Gino Severini—from Futurism to Classicism', 10 a.m.–4 p.m. (Cost of attendance £18. Booking essential: tel. (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.)

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Sunday 13 February

THE REVD CANON PROFESSOR KEITH WARD preaches a Sermon on Religion and Science (second in series, by different preachers), St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 14 February

R. BARBER: `Looking after children: child public health' (Fertility and Reproduction Seminars), basement Seminar Room, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

RT. HON. GERALD KAUFMAN, MP: `Commons Select Committees under Blair' (seminar series: `Political and Constitutional Reform'), Summer Common Room, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

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Tuesday 15 February

ACADEMIC STAFF Development Programme seminar: `Negotiation and dealing with conflict', 9 a.m. (see information above).

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

PROFESSOR D. GREENHALGH: `Optical diagnostics in gas flow and combustion' (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: `Land and nation' (Speaker's Lectures in Biblical Studies: `Future hope and present reality'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR A. HASTINGS: `The twentieth century' (Lecture series to celebrate the start of a new millennium: `The history of Christianity—how we got to where we are now'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR D.L.T. ANDERSON: `Physics of climate' (Wolfson College Lectures: `Physics at the boundaries'), the Hall, Wolfson, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

J. MEADOWCROFT: `Implementing sustainability in high-consumption societies' (Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society seminars), Council Room, Main Building, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

R. GILDEA: ` "Ici commence la France libre"? Ironies of the Liberation, 1944–5' (Seminar in Modern French History and Politics), Maison Française, 5 p.m.

D. MAGETTI: `La littérature de langue française en Suisse' (French Language-World Literature Seminar), Maison Française, 5 p.m.

K. RUSSMAN: `The United States's policy of incorporating music performance in its psychological warfare strategy during the Cold War and its consequences' (Graduate Students' Colloquia), Music Faculty, 5.15 p.m.

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