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Academic Staff Development Seminars: places should be booked in advance through the Staff Development Office, Littlegate House, St Ebbe's, Oxford OX1 1PT (telephone: (2)86803).

For the full list of courses, see the Staff Development ProgrammeWeb site.

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Friday 5 May

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Crete, Cyprus, and the Levant', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.)

PROFESSOR P. VAN INWAGEN: `God and science' (Wilde Lectures in Natural and Comparative Religion: `Evil and superfluity: two arguments against the existence of God'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR I. KERSHAW: `Why did Nazi radicalism not subside?' (Faculty of Modern History: Special Faculty Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR P. VITEBSKY: `Forgetting the ancestors: living without the dead' (Marett Memorial Lecture), Saskatchewan Lecture Room, Exeter, 5 p.m.

JEREMY PAXMAN: `Surviving spin' (Philip Geddes Memorial Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

G. DUMENIL: `The costs and benefits of neo-liberalism: a class analysis' (lecture), Maison Française, 5 p.m.

DR M. PERCY: `Knowledge of Angles: how spiritual are the English?' (Eric Symes Abbott Memorial Lecture), the chapel, Keble, 5.30 p.m.

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Saturday 6 May

STUDY-DAY (Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France): `Le Royaume-Uni et l'euro: quelle cohabitation entre esprit anglo-saxon et modèle franco-allemand?', and `Euro-vaches, Euro-corps et Euro- monnaie: l'Europe appelle-t-elle à un axe anglo-française?', Maison Française, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. (advance registration required: (2)74220).

PATRICIA ROZARIO (soprano), Francis Grier (piano), and Colin Carr (cello): programme of works by Beethoven, Tavener, and Britten, with world première of song-cycle Love without Hope by Francis Grier (words by Robert Graves), Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's, 8 p.m. (admission by free programme, available from the college lodge).

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Sunday 7 May

THE BAND OF INSTRUMENTS, with the Choir of Christ Church, perform J.S. Bach's cantata `Ich bin ein guter Hirt' (BWV 85), Christ Church, 6 p.m. (part of Evensong service; free admission).

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Monday 8 May

H. ZHANG: `Reproductive rights, strategies, and well-being: the Vietnam situation' (Fertility and Reproduction Seminars), basement Seminar Room, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

DR M. SCHOFIELD: `Rule by philosophers: knowledge, virtue, and power' (Carlyle Classes in Classical Political Thought: `The politics of Plato's Republic'), All Souls, 2 p.m.

DR H. KING: `Did Roman medicine exist? Nineteenth-century reconstructions of the Roman past' (Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine seminar series: `Historical perspectives on medicine and culture'), Wellcome Unit, 2 p.m.

THE REVD DR BRYAN SPINKS: `Calvinist consensus and Patristic Reformed Sacramentalism, and the débâcle of the 1637 Book of Common Prayer' (Hensley Henson Lectures in Theology: `Sacraments, Ceremonies, and Stuart Divines: sacramental theology and liturgy in England and Scotland, 1603–62'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J.E. SMITHBURN: `The Hague Convention on International Child Abduction: a socio-legal overview' (seminar), Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Wolfson, 5 p.m.

J.-P. GENET: `Political society and the public space in later medieval France and England' (Seminar series: `Political societies and culture in late medieval France, the British Isles, and the Netherlands'), Maison Française, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. HACOHEN: `Arnold Schoenberg's Moses und Aaron: a theological-political-aesthetic tractate' (public lecture), Holywell Music Room, 5 p.m.

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Tuesday 9 May

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

DR M. SCHOFIELD: `Economic man: property and human nature' (Carlyle Classes in Classical Political Thought: `The politics of Plato's Republic'), All Souls, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR G.C. EBERS (Action Research Professor of Clinical Neurology): `Multiple sclerosis—a complex trait paradigm' (inaugural lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR P. VAN INWAGEN: `God and evil' (Wilde Lectures in Natural and Comparative Religion: `Evil and superfluity: two arguments against the existence of God'), Schools, 5 p.m.

E. SENICI: `Verdi's Falstaff and the Italian fin-de- siècle' (Faculty of Music: Graduate Students' Colloquia), Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 5.15 p.m.

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Wednesday 10 May

RUPERT GOUGH: organ recital, in series `Bach at Queen's 2000', the chapel, Queen's, 1.10 p.m. (admission free; retiring collection).

PROFESSOR ROY FOSTER: `Remembering to forget: history and commemoration in Ireland' (A.B. Emden Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. CALASSO: `Incipit parodia' (Weidenfeld Lectures in European Comparative Literature: `Literature and the gods'), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR D. MCKITTERICK: `Dependent skills' (Lyell Lectures in Bibliography: `Set in print: the fortunes of an idea, c.1450–1800'), Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

DR A. O'MAHONEY: `The Copts, politics, and Muslim–Christian relations in modern Egypt' (Becket Institute Lectures), Becket Institute, St Hugh's, 5 p.m.

S. TOUSSAINT: `Interpreting cultural narratives: ethnography, biography, and the paradox of memory' (Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women Commemorative Lecture), Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

J. HART: `Refugees or citizens? Children in a Palestinian camp in Jordan' (Refugee Studies Centre: Seminars on Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth house, 5 p.m.

DR S. TOUSSAINT: `Interpreting cultural narratives: ethnography, biography, and the paradox of memory' (Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women: Kaberry Lecture, in honour of Dr Phyllis Kaberry), Taylor Institution, 5 p.m. (further details from (2)73644, cccrw@qeh.ox.ac.uk).

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Thursday 11 May

PROFESSOR P. VAN INWAGEN: `The vast amount of evil' (Wilde Lectures in Natural and Comparative Religion: `Evil and superfluity: two arguments against the existence of God'), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR N. EDWARDS: `Early medieval stones and stone sculpture in Wales: context and connections' (O'Donnell Lectures in Celtic Studies: first of two lectures), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. CALASSO: `Musings of a serial killer' (Weidenfeld Lectures in European Comparative Literature: `Literature and the gods'), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR D. MCKITTERICK: `A house of errors' (Lyell Lectures in Bibliography: `Set in print: the fortunes of an idea, c.1450–1800'), Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

DR H. KATOUZIAN: `European liberalisms and modern conceptions of liberty in Iran' (Hamid Enayat Lecture), New Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

DR J.R. PEPPER: `Thomas Harriot and the great mathematical tradition' (Thomas Harriot Lecture), Champneys Room, Oriel, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR I. CRAIG: `The Human Genome Project—facts and fallacies' (St Catherine's Millennium Lecture Series: `The impact of the Human Genome Project on Society'), Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR E. SWENSON: `Piano manufacturing in mid-nineteenth-century America: a tour through the factories of Steinway & Sons, Chickering, and Boardman and Grey' (lecture), Bate Collection, Music Faculty, 5.30 p.m.

JAMES O'DONNELL: organ recital, in series `Bach at Queen's 2000', the chapel, Queen's, 8 p.m. (admission £5/£3).

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Friday 12 May

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

PROFESSOR P. VAN INWAGEN: `Horrors' (Wilde Lectures in Natural and Comparative Religion: `Evil and superfluity: two arguments against the existence of God'), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR N. EDWARDS: `Early medieval stones and stone sculpture in Wales: context and connections' (O'Donnell Lectures in Celtic Studies: second of two lectures), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR H.W. PERRY: `Law and politics in America's Constitutional Court' (Annual Lecture in Socio-Legal Studies), Schools, 5.30 p.m.

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Monday 15 May

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

ST ANNE'S COLLEGE exhibition opens: works by Mary Moser and Betsy Tyler- Bell (in the Mary Ogilvie Gallery, until 2 June; open 10 a.m.–4 p.m., but tel. (2)74800 for confirmation of hours).

S. RANDALL: `Is mortality important? Reproductive decisions, outcomes, and strategies in Senegal' (Fertility and Reproduction Seminars), basement Seminar Room, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

DR M. SCHOFIELD: `Plato the feminist?' (Carlyle Classes in Classical Political Thought: `The politics of Plato's Republic'), All Souls, 2 p.m.

DR J. PATRICK: `The doctor's dossier: medicine, bureaucracy, and novelistic form in Zola, Huysmans, and George Eliot' (Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine seminar series: `Historical perspectives on medicine and culture'), Wellcome Unit, 2 p.m.

J. GURY: `Voyageurs français Outre-Manche de Voltaire à Taine: en quête de ces étranges insulaires' (Maison Française lecture), Room 3, Taylor Institution, 3 p.m.

THE REVD DR BRYAN SPINKS: `Baptismal controversy, the Westminster Assembly, and Royal Episcopal Divines' (Hensley Henson Lectures in Theology: `Sacraments, Ceremonies, and Stuart Divines: sacramental theology and liturgy in England and Scotland, 1603–62'), Schools, 5 p.m.

P. FRANCE: `Lost for words: travel and translation' (Besterman Lecture), Lecture Hall, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

J.-P. BOUDET: `La magie dans la société de la fin du Moyen Age' (Seminar series: `Political societies and culture in late medieval France, the British Isles, and the Netherlands'), Maison Française, 5 p.m.

DR X. HASCHER: `A propos of the slow movement of Schubert's C major quintet, D.956' (public lecture), Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 5 p.m. (public lecture).

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