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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 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 OFFICES closed (reopen 4 January).

SHELDONIAN THEATRE closed (reopens 5 January).

UNIVERSITY COUNSELLING SERVICE closed (reopens 4 January).

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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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

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.

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

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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).

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Friday 21 January

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Japanese prints' (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.

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Monday 24 January

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 Lecture: `Physics at the boundaries'), the Hall, Wolfson, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

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Wednesday 26 January

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

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

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.

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