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Academic Staff Development Seminars: places should be booked in advance through the Staff Development Office, Littlegate House, St Ebbe's, Oxford OX1 1PT (telephone: (2)86803, fax: (2)86801, e-mail: training@admin.ox.ac.uk).

For the full list of courses, see the Staff Development ProgrammeWeb site.

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Friday 19 May

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.)

DR C. HUEHNS: `Great composers for Erhu (the Chinese "violin"): Lin Tian-hua, A. Bing, and Jin Wei' (lecture series: `Music of the Far East'), Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 4.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. ALLEN: `Russia's first capitalist economy: economic growth and income distribution under the tsars' (Sir John Hicks Lecture on Economic History), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR C. HUEHNS gives an Erhu recital, with music by Lin Tian-hua, A. Bing, and Jin Wei (lecture series: `Music of the Far East'), Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 6 p.m.

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Saturday 20 May

REFUGEE STUDIES CENTRE workshop: `The rights of refugees under international law', Queen Elizabeth House, 21 St Giles'. (Continues tommorow; for details, tel. (2)70722, fax (2)70721.)

H.E. JUDGE ROSALYN HIGGINS: `Running a tight courtroom and respecting sovereign states' (Blackstone Lecture), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 11.30 a.m.

LINDA LACQUIÈRE (piano) and Catriona Caroline Scott (clarinet), Joan Conway Scholars 1999–2000, perform works by Schubert, Schumann, and Poulenc, the Auditorium, Magdalen, 12 noon (advance tickets necessary, obtainable from the Music Faculty: telephone: Oxford (2)76133).

MAISON FRANÇAISE COLLOQUIUM: `La Belle et la Bête: la naissance et les métamorphoses d'un conte', Maison Française, 9.30 a.m.–6.30 p.m.

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Sunday 21 May

DR VINCENT GILLESPIE preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 22 May

S. ULIJASZEK: `Fertility and maternal and child health in Papua New Guinea' (Fertility and Reproduction Seminars), basement Seminar Room, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

L. VAUGHAN: `Torpor in the Fens? William Heberden and the Cambridge medical curriculum in the early eighteenth century' (Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine seminar series: `Historical perspectives on medicine and culture'), Wellcome Unit, 2 p.m.

THE REVD DR BRYAN SPINKS: `Keeping the mean and ignoring the theologians? Sacraments and the 1662 Book of Common Prayer' (Hensley Henson Lectures in Theology: `Sacraments, Ceremonies, and Stuart Divines: sacramental theology and liturgy in England and Scotland, 1603–62'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR B. KALTZ: ` "Un chemin difficile à frayer": regards sur l'oeuvre de Jeanne Marie Le Prince de Beaumont' (lecture), Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

C. SAWYER: `Hitting people is wrong?' (seminar), Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Wolfson, 5 p.m.

F. CLAUDON: `Portrait d'un libéral réactionnaire: Stendhal en voyageur' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

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Tuesday 23 May

ACADEMIC STAFF Development Programme seminar: Trinity Term meeting of Higher Education Reading Group, 12.30 p.m. (see details above).

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

PROFESSOR T. NAGEL: `The psycho-physical nexus' (Gareth Evans Memorial Lecture), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

SIR PATRICK CORMACK, MP, Dr Denis MacShane, MP, and Dr K. Nicolaides: `European Union enlargement: what difference will it make to Europe and Britain?' (seminar series: `Britain and the world: perspectives on foreign policy'), Main Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

M. CROSLAND: `Challenge to cultural authority in nineteenth-century France' (lecture), Maison Française, 5 p.m.

P. FINE: `Mozart in the mind: a tour of music through the brain' (Faculty of Music: Graduate Students' Colloquia), Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 5.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR A.M. NICHOLI: `The scientific method and the moral law: is there an intelligence beyond our universe?' (first of three lectures on `The conflicting world-views of Sigmund Freud and C.S. Lewis'), University Church, 8.15 p.m.

BARBARA FRISCHMUTH reads from her latest book, Die Schrift des Freundes, with an opportunity for discussion afterwards, Shackleton Room, Brasenose, 8.15 p.m.

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Wednesday 24 May

DAVID DUNNETT: organ recital, in series `Bach at Queen's 2000', the chapel, Queen's, 1.10 p.m. (admission free; retiring collection).

M. CANDAPPA: `Extraordinary childhoods: the social lives of refugee children' (Refugee Studies Centre: Seminars on Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth house, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. CALASSO: ` "Metres are the cattle of the gods" ' (Weidenfeld Lectures in European Comparative Literature: `Literature and the gods'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR P. WALLS: `Measure for Measure or As You Like It?' (Waynflete Lectures: `Imagination and historical sense'), Grove Auditorium, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

SIR FRANKLIN BERMAN: `The relevance of international law' (lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR A.M. NICHOLI: `Sex, love, and joy: contrasting perspectives. Is the purpose of life the pursuit of pleasure?' (second of three lectures on `The conflicting world-views of Sigmund Freud and C.S. Lewis'), University Church, 8.15 p.m.

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Thursday 25 May

R. CHAN: `Chinese women writers: on self, nationhood, and representations' (Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women seminars: `Women investigating cross-culturally—Canary Islands, China, Nigeria, South Africa'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR J.-M.P. LEHN: `Supramolecular chemistry: from molecular recognition towards self-organisation' (Newton–Abraham Lecture), Lecture Theatre, Dyson Perrins Laboratory, 4 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. CALASSO: `Absolute literature' (Weidenfeld Lectures in European Comparative Literature: `Literature and the gods'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR G. CONSTABLE: `The abstraction of personal qualities in the Middle Ages' (Bapsybanoo Marchioness of Winchester Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR C. WATKINS: `Anatolia and Hellas: cultural, linguistic, and poetic resonances' (Gaisford Lecture), Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's, 5 p.m.

DR S. RASTAN (note: change of speaker): `Why are pharmaceutical companies interested?' (St Catherine's College Millennium Lecture Series: `The impact of the Human Genome Project on society'), Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's, 5 p.m.

R. HYDE: `Parish maps of London, 1686–1900: recording an overlooked source' (lecture), School of Geography, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR O. FIGES: `The cultural tradition of St Petersburg' (Isaiah Berlin Lecture), the Hall, Wolfson, 6 p.m. (open to the public).

JOHN BUTT: organ recital, in series `Bach at Queen's 2000', the chapel, Queen's, 8 p.m. (admission £5/£3).

PROFESSOR A.M. NICHOLI: `The problem of pain and the riddle of death: is suffering and death our only destiny?' (lecture series `The conflicting world- views of Sigmund Freud and C.S. Lewis'—final lecture), University Church, 8.15 p.m.

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Friday 26 May

CHRIST CHURCH Picture Gallery exhibition opens: `Raphael to Romano' (until 8 August).

ACADEMIC STAFF Development Programme seminar: `Strategies and techniques for student learning', 12.30 p.m. (see information above).

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

PROFESSOR T. LAQUEUR: `1712 in the history of sexuality and subjectivity' (Annual Women's Studies Lecture), the Auditorium, St John's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR SIR ROBERT MAY: `Extinction: biodiversity challenged' (Florence Nightingale Lecture), Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's, 5 p.m.

DR J. TAYLOR: `E-science and the information utility' (Maurice Lubbock Memorial Lecture), University Museum of Natural History, 5 p.m.

G. DENIS: `L'art de l'agriculture, entre France et Grande-Bretagne, au 18e siècle, à l'origine des sciences agricoles' (lecture), Maison Française, 5 p.m.

DR KAWORI IGUCHI: `Tradition and notation of Kyoto Gion Festival Music' (lecture series: `Music of the Far East'), Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 5 p.m.

LADY MARGARET HALL exhibition opens: `Barbara Delaney—paintings and works on paper' (until 9 June; private viewing today, in Jerwood New Room, 5.30–7 p.m.).

THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET perform works by Haydn, Schumann, and Beethoven, Holywell Music Room, 8 p.m. (tickets £10/£5 from the Playhouse Box Office or at the door).

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Saturday 27 May

MAISON FRANÇAISE COLLOQUIUM: `Interpretation in law, art, and science', Maison Française, 10 a.m.–6.30 p.m.

ST ANNE'S COLLEGE: summer concert by the musicians of St Anne's, including vocal and instrumental music by Bach, Berlioz, Brahms, Gaubert, Scarlatti, and Schubert, Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's, 8 p.m. (tickets £7/£4, from the college lodge or at the door).

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