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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 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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Sunday 28 May

PROFESSOR ROBERT EVANS preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

CHRIST CHURCH Picture Gallery exhibition opens: `Jeff Clarke—new work' (until 25 June).

MAISON FRANÇAISE COLLOQUIUM: `L'interprétation de l'image: médias, cinéma', Maison Française, 9.30 a.m.–1 p.m.

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Monday 29 May

DR S. CAVALLO: `Constructing trust and reputation: barber-surgeons in seventeenth-century Turin' (Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine seminar series: `Historical perspectives on medicine and culture'), Wellcome Unit, 2 p.m.

P. CONTAMINE: ` "Bastard feudalism": a tool for the study of the French nobility (and society) at the end of the Middle Ages' (Maison Française seminar series: `Political societies and culture in late medieval France, the British Isles, and the Netherlands'), New Seminar Room, St John's, 5 p.m.

I. SAUNDERS: `Gender bias in personal injury damages: claims for lost income by women in Canada' (seminar), Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Wolfson, 5 p.m.

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Tuesday 30 May

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Contrasts in seventeenth-century art', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.)

ACADEMIC STAFF Development Programme seminar: `Approaches to lecturing: practice sessions', 2 p.m. (see information above).

ANITA DESAI (novelist) reads from her work, Sir Christopher Cox Room, New College, 5 p.m. (all welcome).

S. MARTINEZ: `The old problem of determinism and the new philosophy of science' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

B. EARLE: `Dallapiccola's early synthesis: no. 1, "Vespro, tutto riporti", from Cinque frammenti di Saffo (1942)' (Faculty of Music: Graduate Students' Colloquia), Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 5.15 p.m.

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Wednesday 31 May

ACADEMIC STAFF Development Programme seminar: `Recruitment and selection' (day 1), 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

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

DR J. PEARCE: `Post-war reconstruction in Huehuetenango, Guatemala: by whom? For whom? And for what?' (Refugee Studies Centre: Seminars on Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth house, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR P. WALLS: `Circumstances and the ideal' (Waynflete Lectures: `Imagination and historical sense'), Grove Auditorium, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

D. HOPWOOD: `The lure of the Near East for European travellers' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

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Thursday 1 June

ACADEMIC STAFF Development Programme seminar: `Recruitment and selection' (day 2), 9 a.m. (see information above).

C. SWAISLAND: `The concentration camps of the South African War—the work of E. Hobhouse and M. Fawcett compared' (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.

DR R. BALLARD: `The dynamics of transnational process: some reflections on South Asian developments' (ESRC Transnational Communities Programme seminars: `Economic sociology of transnationalism'), Clay Room, Nuffield, 2 p.m.

SEN. GARY HART: `The future of Anglo-American relations' (Chatham Lecture), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR M. STRATTON: `Patenting of genes: a case study of BRCA2' (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.

L. ASFOUR: `Sterne in France' (Seminar in Early Modern French Literature and Culture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

THE BAND OF INSTRUMENTS, with members of the New Chamber Opera, perform act odes, songs, and instrumental music by Matthew Locke, the chapel, New College, 8.15 p.m. (tickets £7/£5 from the Playhouse Box Office or at the door).

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Friday 2 June

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

DR C. HUMPHRIES: `Japanese music, neuroscience, and the semiotics of live performance' (lecture series: `Music of the Far East'), Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 5 p.m.

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Sunday 4 June

PROFESSOR ANN LOADES preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 5 June

R. KANE: `Integrating family planning and genitourinary medicine in NHS: the views of health-care professionals' (Fertility and Reproduction Seminars), basement Seminar Room, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

DR G. GENTILCORE: `Counting charlatans in early modern Italy' (Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine seminar series: `Historical perspectives on medicine and culture'), Wellcome Unit, 2 p.m.

W. HOLMES: `E-commerce and the environment' (seminar), Centre for Socio- Legal Studies, Wolfson, 5 p.m.

C. PRIGENT: `Art et société en France au 15e siècle' (Seminar series: `Political societies and culture in late medieval France, the British Isles, and the Netherlands'), Maison Française, 5 p.m.

A. WILLIAMS: `France and the new world order, 1940–7' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

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Tuesday 6 June

ACADEMIC STAFF Development Programme seminar: `Advanced biomedical communications', 9.15 a.m. (see information above).

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

A. VIALA: `Les débats présents sur la littérature et son enseignement en France, vus de Paris et d'Oxford' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

C. TROELSGAARD: `From Palaeobyzantine to diastematic notation: a crucial process in the music-writing of Byzantium' (Faculty of Music: Graduate Students' Colloquia), Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 5.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. NEWSOM-DAVIS: `The myasthenias: an emerging multiplicity of disorders' (Alan Emery Lecture), Witts Lecture Theatre, Radcliffe Infirmary, 6 p.m.

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Wednesday 7 June

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk (Henry Kim): `Early Greek coins', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.)

PROFESSOR H. LOVE: `The intellectual heritage of Donald Francis McKenzie' (D.F. McKenzie Lecture), Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

J. GOODHAND: `Researching under fire: the methodological and ethical challenges of conducting community focused research in war zones' (Refugee Studies Centre: Seminars on Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth house, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR P. WALLS: `Legislating for inspiration' (Waynflete Lectures: `Imagination and historical sense'), Grove Auditorium, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

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

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