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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 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.)

PROFESSOR WING THYE WOO: `The agenda from the Asian financial crisis: think locally and act globally?' (Centre for Asian Studies seminar), the Buttery, St Antony's, 3 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

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

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. NEUSTADT: `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.

MISHA GLENNY: `From Berlin to Kosovo: the Balkans and the Great Powers' (lecture), Schools, 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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Thursday 18 November

ACADEMIC STAFF Development Programme seminar: `Introduction to strategic planning and management', 9 a.m. (see details above).

DR W. BRACEWELL: `Rape in Kosova: masculinity and Serbian nationalism' (Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women seminars: `Gendering development after conflict'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR D. YON: `Making identities in global times: creolization and the elusive cultures of youth' (ESRC Research Programme on Transnational Communities: `Considering Creolization'), senior common room, School of Geography, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR F.C. OAKLEY: `De Maistre's denial: Febronius, Maret, and the triumph of Ultramontanism' (Sir Isaiah Berlin Lectures in the History of Ideas: `Constitutionalism in the Latin Church? The Conciliarist tradition, 1300–1800'), Schools, 5 p.m.

F. ROSSO: `Obstacles to modernising public sector information structures in transition societies' (Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy seminars), Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, 5 p.m.

D. COX: `Language and politics in Algeria's post-independence Arabic literature' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

THE FACULTY OF MUSIC ENSEMBLE, conducted by Roger Montgomery, with Jane Manning, soprano, perform `The Dramatic Music of Judith Weir', Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's, 8 p.m. (tickets £10, concessions £6, from the Playhouse Box Office or at the door).

EUROPEAN AFFAIRS SOCIETY panel discussion: `Should the European Union enlarge?', Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 8.30 p.m.

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Friday 19 November

ACADEMIC STAFF Development Programme seminar: `Time management for those who manage their own time', 9.30 a.m. (see details above).

DR R. SIMPSON: `Sperm: the social things of life' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminar: `The identity of fathers'), ISCA, 61 Banbury Road, 11 a.m.

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

PROFESSOR A. BROWN PRICE: `Pierre Puvis de Chavannes: Arcadian imagery in the later nineteenth century' (lecture), Rainolds Room, Corpus Christi, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR W.P. BRADSHAW: `Transport policy in Oxford: 1899 to the present' (School of Geogaphy Centenary Lectures), School of Geography, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. RAPCSAK: `Hungary's membership of the European Union' (seminar series: `The European Union and its neighbours'), St Antony's (70 Woodstock Road), 5 p.m.

K. CAINES: `Case study: UK (NHS)' (Oxford Policy Institute Seminars: `Rethinking approaches to government reforms'), Magdalen, 5 p.m.

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Saturday 20 November

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM adult study-day: `Scenes from everyday life—Dutch genre paintings from the Mauritshuis', 10 a.m.–4 p.m. (Cost: £18. Booking essential: (2)78015, 9 a.m.--1 p.m.)

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Sunday 21 November

DR JOHN P. BARRON preaches the Sermon on the Sin of Pride, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 22 November

C. ALVAREZ-MILLAN: `Practice v. theory: tenth-century medical case histories from the Islamic Near East' (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.

PHILIPPE GRAFFIN (violin), Toby Hoffman (viola), Gary Hoffman (cello), and Pascal Devoyon (piano) perform works by Fauré and Saint-Saëns, Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's, 8.30 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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Tuesday 23 November

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `The Weldon Gallery: a selection of paintings', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.--1 p.m.)

G. PARKER, T. Mannack, F. Maskell, and I. Hiley: `The Beazley Archive Project' (Humanities Computing Unit seminars), Lecture Room A, Computing Services, 1 p.m.

PROFESSOR H. MAYR-HARTING: `The early 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.

DR A. OKAZAKI: `Kuuth—(shadow-self): ancestors, demons, clowns ... and moral imagination' (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 D. WYATT: `Litigating the environment' (Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society seminars), Council Room, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

DR A. SUSCHITZKY: `Rameau revisited' (Faculty of Music: Graduate Students' Colloquia), Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 5.15 p.m.

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Wednesday 24 November

DR A. OKAZAKI: `The sociality of dreams: sharing nightmares and healing rituals' (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 J. GARBARINO: `What children can tell us about the trauma of forced migration' (Refugee Studies Programme seminars: `Perspectives on forced migration'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

D. NUSSBAUM: `Does shareholder value drive a globalising world?' (lecture), Regent's Park, 5 p.m.

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Thursday 25 November

DR C. LLOYD: `Moving towards a peace settlement in Algeria: women's international networking in the context of religious fundamentalism' (Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women seminars: `Gendering development after conflict'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR S. PALMIÉ: `Creolizing theory: Fernando Ortiz and the cooking of history' (ESRC Research Programme on Transnational Communities: `Considering Creolization'), senior common room, School of Geography, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR S. WEATHERILL (Jacques Delors Professor of European Community Law): `Union in diversity: shaping a flexible legal order for Europe' (inaugural lecture), Lecture Theatre II, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR F.C. OAKLEY: `Democritus's dream: Conciliarism in the history of political thought' (Sir Isaiah Berlin Lectures in the History of Ideas: `Constitutionalism in the Latin Church? The Conciliarist tradition, 1300–1800'), Schools, 5 p.m.

D. ELSTEIN: `The Davies Report and the future of the BBC' (Centre for Socio- Legal Studies—Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy seminars), University College, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR A.S. DAAR: `Xenotransplantation: risk, ethics, and public policy' (Jan Brod Memorial Lecture), Witts Lecture Theatre, Radcliffe Infirmary, 6 p.m.

T. BEKRI: `Les littératures maghrébines d'expression française', and P.N. Nkashama: `Littératures africaines' (lectures), Maison Française, 8 p.m.

K. LEANDER and E. Malmsten: `E-commerce' (European Affairs Society lecture), Harris Building Theatre, Oriel, 8.30 p.m.

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