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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 5 November

R. MCKECHNIE: `Nationalism and fatherhood in Corsica' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminar: `The identity of fathers'), ISCA, 61 Banbury Road, 11 a.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `East meets west: God, gods, and goddesses', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.--1 p.m.)

PROFESSOR R. HUTTON: `New perspectives on the Great Witch Hunt' (James Ford Special Lecture in British History), Schools, 5 p.m.

J.G. WALLACE: `Two hundred years of Oxford weather watching' (School of Geogaphy Centenary Lectures), School of Geography, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR T. CARTER: `Io la Musica son': Monteverdi and the problems of opera' (Rowe Memorial Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

C. GAETANI: `Case study: Brazil' (Oxford Policy Institute Seminars: `Rethinking approaches to government reforms'), Magdalen, 5 p.m.

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Saturday 6 November

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

PROFESSOR P. CLARKE: `Religious experience in global perspective' (Hardy Memorial Lecture), the theatre, Westminster College, 2.30 p.m.

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Sunday 7 November

THE REVD PROFESSOR DOUGLAS J. DAVIES preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 8 November

ACADEMIC STAFF Development Programme seminar: `Information overload—beat the bumph', 9.15 a.m. (see details above).

S. KABIR: `The effect of health sector reform on the reproductive health of women in Bangladesh' (Fertility and Reproduction seminars), Seminar Room, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

C. PILSWORTH: `Miracles and medicine in Italy at the end of the first millennium' (seminar series: `The year 1000: medicine and disease at the turn of the last millennium'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 47 Banbury Road, 4 p.m.

PROFESSOR DIANA RIGG, Thelma Holt, and others: `Acting in tragedy' (Cameron Mackintosh Lectures), Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's, 5 p.m.

RICHARD BRANSON: `Enterprise in the new millennium' (University College `Builders of the Millennium' lecture series), Schools, 5 p.m. (admission by ticket, available from the Master's Secretary, University College—applications in writing or by e-mail only).

LORD ALDERDICE: `Northern Ireland now' (lecture series: `Constitutional change and democracy'), Summer Common Room, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

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Tuesday 9 November

THE REVD CHRISTOPHER JONES preaches the Court Sermon, Cathedral, 10.15 a.m.

R. FABER and J. Piggot: `The use of text and the use of data in the New DNB (Humanities Computing Unit seminars), Lecture Room A, Computing Services, 1 p.m.

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

ACADEMIC STAFF Development Programme seminar: `Funding and finance', 2 p.m. (see details above).

PROFESSOR J. WALDRON: ` "By Our Saviour's Interpretation" ' (Carlyle Lectures: `Christian equality in John Locke's political theory'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR H. CHADWICK: `The early church' (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.

DR M. HAMMER: `The Internet and the real economy' (Maurice Lubbock Lecture in Management Studies), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. ROBERTS: `Mixing and matching meanings—some issues for word classification' (OED Forum), Rewley House, 5 p.m.

S. GILBERT: `Historicising music during the Holocaust' (Faculty of Music: Graduate Students' Colloquia), Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 5.15 p.m.

DR G. VASSILIOU: `The harmonisation process' (European Affairs Society lecture), Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's, 8.30 p.m.

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Wednesday 10 November

ANDREW DILNOTT: `The future of the Welfare State' (Cairncross Memorial Lecture), Junior Common Room, St Peter's, 5 p.m.

DR T. KUHLMAN: `An economist's perspective' (Refugee Studies Programme seminars: `Perspectives on forced migration'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR D. KNIGHT: `Amish enterprise: from ploughs to profits' (lecture), Regent's Park, 5 p.m.

ANTHONY HOWARD: `Forty years before the masthead' (Iain Walker Memorial Lecture), Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5.30 p.m.

C. ROBINSON: `Authority and difference in the poetry of Aimé Césaire' (lecture, with readings in French by Nicole Gore), Maison Française, 8 p.m.

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Thursday 11 November

DR J. WALDREN: ` "Rebuilding nations": gendered stereotypes in Bosnia' (Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women seminars: `Gendering development after conflict'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

DR B. RAMPTON and DR R. HARRISS: `Creolization, language ideologies, and interaction' (ESRC Research Programme on Transnational Communities: `Considering Creolization'), senior common room, School of Geography, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR JUDITH WEIR: `Atmosphere' (seminar series: `Composing opera'), Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 4 p.m. (open to the public).

PROFESSOR F.C. OAKLEY: `Bellarmine's nightmare: from James I, Sarpi, and Richer to Bossuet and the Gallican Orthodoxy' (Sir Isaiah Berlin Lectures in the History of Ideas: `Constitutionalism in the Latin Church? The Conciliarist tradition, 1300–1800'), Schools, 5 p.m.

SIR V.S. NAIPAUL: `Reading and writing: a personal account'—abridged reading (University College `Builders of the Millennium' lecture series), Schools, 5 p.m. (admission by ticket, available from the Master's Secretary, University College—applications in writing or by e-mail only).

PROFESSOR J. DICKIE: `Features and futures of EU e-commerce law' (Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy seminars), Centre for Socio- Legal Studies, 5 p.m.

T. CHESTERS: `Ghosts and the ghostly in late sixteenth-century France' (seminar), Maison Française, 5 p.m.

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Friday 12 November

E. SHACKLE: `Celibate fathers: the priesthood' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminar: `The identity of fathers'), ISCA, 61 Banbury Road, 11 a.m.

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

DR A.G. PARKER: `The vegetation history of the Oxford region: 15,000 years to the present' (School of Geogaphy Centenary Lectures), School of Geography, 5 p.m.

F. GAUDENZI: `Poland's membership of the European Union' (seminar series: `The European Union and its neighbours'), St Antony's (70 Woodstock Road), 5 p.m.

R. LEONARDI: `Reforming the state from the bottom: building social capital in Naples, Italy' (Oxford Policy Institute Seminars: `Rethinking approaches to government reforms'), Magdalen, 5 p.m.

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Sunday 14 November

THE REVD PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER ROWLAND preaches the Ramsden Sermon, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE: 750th anniversary celebrations concert, St John's, Smith Square, London, 7.30 p.m. (tel.: Oxford (2)76674).

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Monday 15 November

DR M. PARKER: `Female circumcision and cultures of sexuality' (Fertility and Reproduction seminars), Seminar Room, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

D. BENNETT: `Medical practice and manuscripts in Byzantium' (seminar series: `The year 1000: medicine and disease at the turn of the last millennium'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 47 Banbury Road, 4 p.m.

SIR MICHAEL WHEELER-BOOTH: `The EU—can it become democratically accountable as it develops?' (lecture series: `Constitutional change and democracy'), Summer Common Room, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

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Tuesday 16 November

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

ACADEMIC STAFF Development Programme seminar: `Supervising D.Phil. students', 2 p.m. (see details above).

J. FAUVEL, Raymond Flood, and Robin Wilson: `Eight hundred years of Oxford's mathematical traditions' (lecture to mark publication of forthcoming OUP book Oxford figures), Mathematical Institute, 4 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. WALDRON: `Tolerating atheists?' (Carlyle Lectures: `Christian equality in John Locke's political theory'), Schools, 5 p.m.

RT. HON. CHRISTOPHER PATTEN: `The future of east–west relations' (Chatham Lecture), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR A. CAMERON: `Late antiquity' (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.

DR A. OKAZAKI: `Dealing with power: epiphanies and dreaming in contemporary Sudan' (Evans-Pritchard Lectures: `Recapturing the shadow: dream consciousness, healing, and civil war in the borderlands between Northern and Southern Sudan'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

DR D. ROBERTSON: `Sociology and the study of religious change' (Seminars in the Study of Religions: `Religious change and methodological approaches'), Blue Boar Seminar Room, Christ Church, 5 p.m.

DR R.E. NEWSTADT: `The American Commonwealth revisited: from Lord Bryce's time to Clinton's (and Blair's)' (James Bryce Memorial Lecture), Wolfson Hall, Somerville, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR W. BEINART: `People, water management, and progress in South Africa' (Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society seminars), Council Room, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

DR J. BROOKS: `The art of civil conversation: courtly neoplatonism and the dialogue air' (Faculty of Music: Graduate Students' Colloquia), Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 5.15 p.m.

J.-C. RUFIN presents L'Abyssin, to mark its recent translation into English, Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

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Wednesday 17 November

DR A. OKAZAKI: ` "Gamk" and "Ingessana": the making and unmaking of identities in the borderlands' (Evans-Pritchard Lectures: `Recapturing the shadow: dream consciousness, healing, and civil war in the borderlands between Northern and Southern Sudan'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR B.S. CHIMNI: `Globalisation, humanitarianism, and the erosion of refugee protection' (Refugee Studies Programme: first annual Harrell-Bond Lecture), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

D. HAY: `On being a Christian economist' (lecture), Regent's Park, 5 p.m.

THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET perform works by Mozart, Dvorák, and Beethoven, Holywell Music Room, 8 p.m. (tickets £10, concessions £5, from the Playhouse Box Office or at the door).

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