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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 8 October

ACADEMIC STAFF DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME seminar: `Lecturing and student learning', 9.30 a.m. (see details above).

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

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Saturday 9 October

EXHIBITION of paintings by Joyce Rezendes, Mary Ogilvie Foyer, St Anne's: private view, open to members of the University, 2–4 p.m. (exhibition open until 15 October).

THE REVD KENNETH LEECH: `Stepping out in Babylon: politics and theology in the thought of David Nicholls' (first David Nicholls Memorial Lecture), Regent's Park, 5 p.m.

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Sunday 10 October

MICHAELMAS FULL TERM begins.

THE RT. HON. ALAN BEITH, MP, preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 11 October

CONGREGATION meeting, 2 p.m. (admission of Pro-Vice-Chancellor).

P. HORDEN: `Millennium Bug: plagues and peoples c.1000

AD' (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.

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Tuesday 12 October

THE MEETING of Congregation, due to take place today, is cancelled.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Egypt before the pharaohs', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.--1 p.m.)

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

P. BRETT: `Queer music orientalism' (colloquium), Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 5.15 p.m.

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Wednesday 13 October

K. KAMANDA: `La poésie africaine aujourd'hui' (lecture), Maison Française, 8 p.m.

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Thursday 14 October

C. MOSER: `Gendering development after conflict: key conceptual issues' (Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women seminars: `Gendering development after conflict'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

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Friday 15 October

PROFESSOR W. JAMES: `Fatherhood reassessed in the light of reproductive technology' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminar: `The identity of fathers'), ISCA, 61 Banbury Road, 11 a.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talks, with Norman Ackroyd (videos, linked to Painter/Printmaker exhibition): `Artists in print', and `The prospect of rivers', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.--1 p.m.)

C.J. COUSINS: `The planning of Oxfordshire in the twenty-first century' (School of Geogaphy Centenary Lectures), School of Geography, 5 p.m.

AIR MARSHAL SIR TIMOTHY GARDEN: `European defence and security' (European Movement lecture), Maison Française, 8 p.m.

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Saturday 16 October

MATRICULATION CEREMONY, Convocation House (colleges to be informed of time).

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Sunday 17 October

THE REVD CANON VINCENT STRUDWICK preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 18 October

K.-D. FISCHER: `Dr Monk's medical digest—a therapeutic manual in the early Middle Ages' (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.

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Tuesday 19 October

ACADEMIC STAFF DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME seminar: `Services to support academic staff', 12 noon (see details above).

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

BY-ELECTIONS to Boards of Faculties of Law, Medieval and Modern Languages, Physiological Sciences, and Social Studies: nominations by six electors to be received at the University Offices by 4 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. WALDRON: `Imago Dei: religion and the shape of equality' (Carlyle Lectures: `Christian equality in John Locke's political theory'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR B. BOCKING: `Using iconography to document religious change: "The Oracles of the Three Shrines" ' (Seminars in the Study of Religions: `Religious change and methodological approaches'), Blue Boar Seminar Room, Christ Church, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. CAHN: `Intermetallics: some venerable issues revisited' (Hume-Rothery Memorial Lecture), Nuclear Physics Lecture Theatre, 6.30 p.m.

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Thursday 21 October

DR S. SCHWANDNER-SIEVERS: `Coping with security deficits—"re- patrialisation" in Albania' (Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women seminars: `Gendering development after conflict'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR HERMIONE LEE (Goldsmiths' Professor of English Literature): `Reading in bed' (inaugural lecture), Lecture Room 2, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR F.C. OAKLEY: `Lovejoy's legacy: history of ideas, history of traditions, the Conciliarist case' (Sir Isaiah Berlin Lectures in the History of Ideas: `Constitutionalism in the Latin Church? The Conciliarist tradition, 1300–1800'), Schools, 5 p.m.

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

PROFESSOR M. BIDDLE: `English pilgrims to the tomb of Christ' (Tyndale Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

P. WOOLFITT: `Take two squares: ethnic clothes without patterns' (Oxford Asian Textile Group lecture), Pitt Rivers Museum Research Centre, 64 Banbury Road, 7 p.m. (admission for visitors £2).

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Friday 22 October

ACADEMIC STAFF DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME seminar: `Disabled students: access, inclusion, and fulfilling potential', 9.30 a.m. (see details above).

DR C. BAWA YAMBA: `Father–child relations: Ghana and Sweden contrasted' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminar: `The identity of fathers'), ISCA, 61 Banbury Road, 11 a.m.

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

PROFESSOR C. FRAYLING: `The head, the heart, and the hand: the education of the artist and designer' (Sir Patrick Nairne Lecture), Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's, 5 p.m.

DR H. LAWTON SMITH: `High-tech industry in Oxfordshire: a success story?' (School of Geogaphy Centenary Lectures), School of Geography, 5 p.m.

H.E. AMBASSADOR SALOLAINEN (Finnish Ambassador to the UK): `The Finnish Presidency of the Council of Ministers of the European Union' (seminar series: `The European Union and its neighbours'), St Antony's (70 Woodstock Road), 5 p.m.

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Saturday 23 October

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

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Sunday 24 October

PROFESSOR IAN MARKHAM preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 25 October

ACADEMIC STAFF DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME seminar: `Effective meetings', 9 a.m. (see details above).

F. WALLIS: `Diagnosis by pulse and urine in tenth-century Europe' (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.

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Tuesday 26 October

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Alfred the Great (died 26 October 899)', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.--1 p.m.)

PROFESSOR J. WALDRON: `Equality as premise and constraint' (Carlyle Lectures: `Christian equality in John Locke's political theory'), Schools, 5 p.m.

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Wednesday 27 October

D. VAISEY: `David Alphonso Talboys (1790?–1840), and almost forgotten Oxford bookseller' (Friends of the Bodleian thirty-minute lecture), Cecil Jackson Room, Sheldonian, 1 p.m.

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