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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 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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Sunday 16 January

HILARY FULL TERM begins. DR M. EDWARDS preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m. (Latin Litany and Sermon).

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Monday 17 January

DR S. CASTLE: `Adolescent sexual behaviour in Mali' (Fertility and Reproduction Seminars), basement Seminar Room, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

ACADEMIC STAFF DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME SEMINAR: `Small group teaching', 2 p.m. (see information above).

PROFESSOR ROGER GRAEF: `Brave New World: public service broadcasting in the twenty-first century' (lecture), Saskatchewan Room, Exeter, 6 p.m.

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 exhibition opens: `Gino Severini–from Futurism to Classicism' (until 5 March).

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.

SIR MARTIN WOOD: `Superconductivity, eighty-nine years on—where's it going?' (Wolfson College Lectures: `Physics at the boundaries'), the Hall, Wolfson, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

PROFESSOR K. SOPER: `Realism, humanism, and the politics of nature' (Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society seminars), Council Room, Main Building, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

P. KILDEA: ` "And light falls equally on black and white": Britten's and Auden's longest journey' (Graduate Students' Colloquia), Music Faculty, 5.15 p.m.

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Wednesday 19 January

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

PROFESSOR R. HEWISON: `Ruskin today' (Slade Lectures: `Ruskin today'), Lecture Hall, University Museum of Natural History, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

B. HOVY: `Measuring forced migration: what we know and what we don't' (Refugee Studies Centre seminars: `Perspectives on forced migration'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

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Thursday 20 January

ACADEMIC STAFF DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME SEMINAR: `Introduction to electronic information resources', 2 p.m. (see information above).

S. SALIH: `Postcolonial theories' (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.

DR C. DE HAMEL: `The Nazis and the Rothschilds' libraries' (Oxford Bibliographical Society lecture), Taylor Institution, 5.15 p.m.

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Friday 21 January

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

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

PROFESSOR A. STEPAN: `The world's religious systems and democracy' (St Antony's College Jubilee Lecture Series), New Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

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Sunday 23 January

PROFESSOR ROBERT GORDON preaches the Macbride Sermon on the Application of Messianic Prophecy, Hertford, 10 a.m.

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Monday 24 January

ACADEMIC STAFF DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME SEMINAR: `Managing and developing effective teams', 9 a.m. (see information above).

DR A. ANKOMAN: `The use and misuse of anthropology in HIV/AIDS research and prevention in sub-Saharan Africa' (Fertility and Reproduction Seminars), basement Seminar Room, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

PROFESSOR ROGER GRAEF: `Now you see it, now you don't: visions of reality in the twenty-first century' (lecture), Saskatchewan Room, Exeter, 6 p.m.

DR P.J. DALE: `Genetically modified organisms: environmental saviour or environmental disaster?' (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 25 January

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

PROFESSOR G. HANCOCK: `Lasers in atmospheric chemistry' (Graduate Interdisciplinary Lectures: `Seeing things in a new light—laser applications in science and technology', Lindemann Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, 4.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR PAUL MULDOON (Professor of Poetry): `The end of the poem: "The Literary Life" by Ted Hughes' (lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR D. MACCULLOCH: `The Reformation' (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 M.E. FISHER: `Pictures, models, approximations, and reality: phase transitions and the role of the theorist' (Wolfson College Lectures: `Physics at the boundaries'), the Hall, Wolfson, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

P. DUBEN: `Risk, pollution, and regulation' (Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society seminars), Council Room, Main Building, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

C. HUMPHRIES: `Meaningful realism in analysis, interpretation, and performance' (Graduate Students' Colloquia), Music Faculty, 5.15 p.m.

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Wednesday 26 January

ACADEMIC STAFF DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME SEMINARS: `Personal organisation' and `Evaluation methodologies for technology-assisted teaching and learning', both at 2 p.m. (see information above).

PROFESSOR N. MACFARLANE: `States, power, and refugees: international relations and forced migration' (Refugee Studies Centre seminars: `Perspectives on forced migration'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

C. NUPEN introduces film Remembering Jacqueline du Pré, Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's, 8 p.m. (tickets £8/£5 from Oxford Playhouse, tel. 798600; information from (2)76821).

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Thursday 27 January

ACADEMIC STAFF DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME SEMINAR: `Dealing with harassment' (day 1), 10 a.m. (see information above).

J.-P. LLEDO: `Chroniques algériennes' (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: ` "All my eye and Betty Martin": the formation of Ruskin's taste and the Ruskin family art collection' (Slade Lectures: `Ruskin today'), Lecture Hall, University Museum of Natural History, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

DR THOMAS MICHEL: `Features of the Muslim–Christian polemical tradition' (Martin D'Arcy Memorial Lectures: `Paul of Antioch and Ibn Taymiyya: the modern relevance of a medieval polemic'), Schools, 5 p.m.

THE HON. MAURICE STRONG: `Global sustainable development' (Linacre Lectures: `Consciousness of connections: global environments in the new millennium'), Lecture Theatre A, Zoology/Psychology Building, 5.30 p.m.

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Friday 28 January

ACADEMIC STAFF DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME SEMINAR: `Introduction to strategic planning and management', 9 a.m. (see information above).

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

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

MS PATRICIA HEWITT, MP: `Social justice in the knowledge economy' (St Antony's College Jubilee Lecture Series), New Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

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Saturday 29 January

ST ANNE'S COLLEGE: `A Feast for the Millennium', with Master of Wine, Jancis Robinson, and wine historian Hanneke Wilson; reception, 7.30 p.m., dinner, 8 p.m. (tickets £35 from college Development Office: tel./fax (2)74852).

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Sunday 30 January

THE VERY REVD JOHN DRURY preaches, Cathedral, 10 a.m.

COLIN CARR: 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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