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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 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.)

DR N. BARLEY: `Death and the multiplicity of identity' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminar: `Death'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.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 series: `The illusion of information'), 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.

PROFESSOR K. WARD: `Is comparative theology possible?' (Interdisciplinary Seminars in the Study of Religions: `Comparative approaches in the study of religions'), Blue Boar Seminar Room, Christ Church, 5 p.m.

C. CROSSLEY: `Thinking and imagining the future in nineteenth-century France' (Seminar in Modern French History and Politics), Maison Française, 5 p.m.

D. SAINT-JACQUES: `Mondialisation et littérature nationale: le cas du Québec' (French Language-World Literature Seminar), Maison Française, 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

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

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).

DR N. ALLEN: `Death and reincarnation—a South Asianist's perspective' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminar: `Death'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

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.

J.-C. COLLIARD: `Une institution politique majeure: le Conseil Constitutionnel' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 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 days before the event).

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Monday 31 January

ACADEMIC STAFF DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME SEMINAR: `Listening skills', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

DR M. KONRAD: `Fertility and the substance of anonymity' (Fertility and Reproduction Seminars), basement Seminar Room, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

PROFESSOR W.P.T. JAMES: `Feast and famine: the paradox of under- and over- nutrition' (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 1 February

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

ACADEMIC STAFF DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME SEMINAR: `Examining theses', 2 p.m. (see information above).

DR D. TERRAR: `Lasers in the study of heart muscle contraction' (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: `Future hope and the end of time' (Speaker's Lectures in Biblical Studies: `Future hope and present reality'), Schools, 5 p.m.

S. HAZAREESINGH: `Building the new republic from below: the propaganda of the "Société d'instruction républicaine", 1870–7' (Seminar in Modern French History and Politics), Maison Française, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR ROGER GRAEF: `Secrets of the cutting-room' (master- class/workshop, in series `The illusion of information'), Green College, 6 p.m.

DR J. SHAW: `The late seventeenth and eighteenth centuries' (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 STEPHEN MOORBATH: `Physics and geological time' (Wolfson College Lectures: `Physics at the boundaries'), the Hall, Wolfson, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

A. STIRLING: `Science and precaution in the management of technological risk' (Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society seminars), Council Room, Main Building, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

R. STROHM: `Murder in Armenia and voices in opera seria' (Graduate Students' Colloquia), Music Faculty, 5.15 p.m.

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Wednesday 2 February

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

BERYL BAINBRIDGE: `What makes a writer?' (Richard Hillary Lecture), St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

DR N. VAN HEAR: `Undisciplined: the virtues of rootlessness in refugee search' (Refugee Studies Centre seminars: `Perspectives on forced migration'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

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Thursday 3 February

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM exhibition opens: `Golden pages—Qurans and prayer- books from the H.E. Shaik Ghasan I. Shaker collection' (until 2 April).

ACADEMIC STAFF DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME SEMINAR: `Time management', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

MRS M. CLAPINSON: `Bryon in the family papers' (Friends of the Bodleian thirty-minute lecture), Cecil Jackson Room, Sheldonian, 1 p.m.

E. TAKYI: `West African narratives in Ghanaian feminist novels' (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: ` "I think he must have read my book": Ruskin and the writing and rewriting of Turner' (Slade Lectures: `Ruskin today'), Lecture Hall, University Museum of Natural History, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

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

PROFESSOR M. LANGTON: `Indigenous concepts of connectedness and the new environmentalism' (Linacre Lectures: `Consciousness of connections: global environments in the new millennium'), Lecture Theatre A, Zoology/Psychology Building, 5.30 p.m.

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

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