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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 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.

PROFESSOR NICHOLAS HYTNER lectures, Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine'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.

DR K. FISHER: `The understanding and practices of birth control' (seminar series: `Understanding twentieth-century health-care through oral history'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 2 p.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 P. WEINDLING and Dr M. Black: `German representation in the League of Nations health organisations: the role of the malariologist, Bernard Nocht' and `The History of UNICEF' (workshop series: `NGOs, international organisations, and tropical health and medicine'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 2 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.

DR C. BROCK: `Female education in developing countries' (St Hugh's College MCR Maplethorpe Lectures: `Crisis, transformation, and development'), Wordsworth Room, St Hugh's, 6 p.m.

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Wednesday 16 February

PROFESSOR D. KARLIN: `The figure of the singer' (F.W. Bateson Memorial Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

MS C. BRUN: `Newcomers and hosts: internally displaced Muslims in Puttalam District, Sri Lanka' (Refugee Studies Centre seminars: `Perspectives on forced migration'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

PAULA CLAIRE: lecture-performance in response to the exhibition `Gino Severini—from Futurism to Classicism', Ashmolean Museum, 5 p.m. (admission free).

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Thursday 17 February

ACADEMIC STAFF Development Programme seminar: `Recruitment and selection for occasional recruiters', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

S. POOLE: `Women, borders, and boundaries in the Francophone literature of Algeria's war' (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: ` "A new and noble school in England": Ruskin and the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood' (Slade Lectures: `Ruskin today'), Lecture Hall, University Museum of Natural History, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

DR THOMAS MICHEL: `God's unity and trinity: the Islamic–Christian debate' (Martin D'Arcy Memorial Lectures: `Paul of Antioch and Ibn Taymiyya: the modern relevance of a medieval polemic'), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR C. JUMA: `International trade and environment' (Linacre Lectures: `Consciousness of connections: global environments in the new millennium'), Lecture Theatre A, Zoology/Psychology Building, 5.30 p.m.

E. TERRAY: `La politique contre la loi' (lecture), Maison Française, 8 p.m.

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Friday 18 February

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Glass through the ages', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.)

DR J. HOCKEY: `Social death before death: social life after death' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminar: `Death'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

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

MS BRIDGET KENDALL: `Kosovo and after: the future of spin in the digital age' (St Antony's College Jubilee Lecture Series), New Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR NICHOLAS HYTNER lectures, Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's, 5 p.m.

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Saturday 19 February

KEBLE COLLEGE: one-day programme of events to commemorate the hundredth anniversary of the death of William Butterfield, architect of the college (details from the College Development Office: (2)82338).

JAMES BUSWELL (violin), Caroline Wolff (viola), and Colin Carr (cello) perform chamber music by Schubert, Ravel, Ysaye, and Mozart, Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's, 8 p.m. (admission by free programme, available from the college lodge; reserved for members of St John's until ten days before the concert).

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Sunday 20 February

DR PAULINE RUDD preaches a Sermon on Religion and Science (third in series, by different preachers), St Mary's, 10 a.m.

JAMES BUSWELL: master-class, Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's, 10 a.m. (admission by free programme, available from the Porters' Lodge, St John's; reserved for college members until ten days before the event).

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Monday 21 February

ACADEMIC STAFF Development Programme seminar: `Recruitment and selection' (day 1), 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

DR S. TREMAYNE: `Population policy in post-revolutionary Iran' (Fertility and Reproduction Seminars), basement Seminar Room, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

DR D. ATKINSON: `A history of learning disabilities' (seminar series: `Understanding twentieth-century health-care through oral history'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR D. BORCHMEYER: `Goethe's musical horizon' (public lecture), Holywell Music Room, 5 p.m.

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Tuesday 22 February

ACADEMIC STAFF Development Programme seminar: `Recruitment and selection' (day 2), 9 a.m. (see information above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Gino Severini: from Futurism to Classicism' (special exhibition), 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.)

PROFESSOR D. PAYNE: `The optical telecommunications revolution' (Graduate Interdisciplinary Lectures: `Seeing things in a new light—laser applications in science and technology', Lindemann Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, 4.15 p.m.

P. CLAVAL: `The regional approach in geography' (lecture, in Maison Française series), School of Geography, 4.30 p.m.

A. CHESTER: `Kingdom and Messiah' (Speaker's Lectures in Biblical Studies: `Future hope and present reality'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR D.A. KING: `Atoms at the surfaces of solids: structure, bonding, magnetism, and reactivity at solid surfaces' (Wolfson College Lectures: `Physics at the boundaries'), the Hall, Wolfson, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

C. REDGWELL: `New mechanisms for ensuring state compliance with international environmental obligations' (Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society seminars), Council Room, Main Building, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

W.M. MORGAN: `Problems and possibilities in the comparative study of religions' (Interdisciplinary Seminars in the Study of Religions: `Comparative approaches in the study of religions'), Blue Boar Seminar Room, Christ Church, 5 p.m.

A. KAHAN: `Endings and beginnings: political discourse in nineteenth-century France' (Seminar in Modern French History and Politics), Maison Française, 5 p.m.

H. MACDONALD: `Beethoven's game of cat and mouse' (Graduate Students' Colloquia), Music Faculty, 5.15 p.m.

C. GRIFFITHS: `Women and social development in francophone Africa' (St Hugh's College MCR Maplethorpe Lectures: `Crisis, transformation, and development'), Wordsworth Room, St Hugh's, 6 p.m.

P. CLAVAL and Professor Ceri Peach: `The evolution and specifities of French geography' (debate), Maison Française, 8 p.m.

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Wednesday 23 February

TERESA CAHILL, soprano, leads a masterclass for student singers from the Faculty of Music, Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 2 p.m. (open to the public).

PROFESSOR E. ULRICH: `Hebrew texts of the Psalter and the Septuagint translation' (Grinfield Lectures on the Septuagint: `The Septuagint in light of the Qumran Scrolls'), Schools, 5 p.m. (followed by discussion).

DR N. AL ALI: `Problematising "transnational communities": a case study of Bosnian refugees' (Refugee Studies Centre seminars: `Perspectives on forced migration'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

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Thursday 24 February

N. HITCHCOTT: `Migrating genders in Calixthe Beyala's fiction' (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: ` "The two paths": Ruskin after 1860' (Slade Lectures: `Ruskin today'), Lecture Hall, University Museum of Natural History, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

PROFESSOR E. ULRICH: `The Septuagint translation of Daniel' (Grinfield Lectures on the Septuagint: `The Septuagint in light of the Qumran Scrolls'), Schools, 5 p.m. (followed by discussion).

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

PROFESSOR S. YEARLEY: `Social movements as problematic agents of global environmental change' (Linacre Lectures: `Consciousness of connections: global environments in the new millennium'), Lecture Theatre A, Zoology/Psychology Building, 5.30 p.m.

D. BENSAÏD and S. Budgen: `A new radicalism in French political philosophy' (debate), Maison Française, 8 p.m.

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