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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 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

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

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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Friday 24 December

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM closed (reopens 27 December).

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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

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM closed (reopens 2 January).

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

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Tuesday 4 January

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

DR J. WHITELEY: `The art of drawing in the early Renaissance' (Sir David Piper New Year Lecture), Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum, 11 a.m.

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Wednesday 5 January

ACADEMIC STAFF Development Programme residential seminar: `Mid-career review for academic staff' (continues Thursday and Friday; see details above).

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Friday 7 January

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

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Tuesday 11 January

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

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Friday 14 January

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

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Monday 17 January

PROFESSOR M.J. GIBNEY: `Safe and nutritious food: global issues for the next millennium' (Green College Lectures: `Food for the next millennium: implications for the environment', Witts Lecture Theatre, Radcliffe Infirmary, 6 p.m.

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Tuesday 18 January

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `The Grand Tour: eighteenth-century European painting', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.--1 p.m.)

PROFESSOR H. HUTCHINSON: `Lasers in science' (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. MURRAY: `The later Middle Ages' (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.

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