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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 26 November

DR A. AL-SHAHI: `Affection or duty? Fatherhood in Northern Sudan' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminar: `The identity of fathers'), ISCA, 61 Banbury Road, 11 a.m.

D. KERR: `Sir George Grey, collector and patron of the Antipodes' (Friends of the Bodleian thirty-minute lecture), Cecil Jackson Room, Sheldonian, 1 p.m.

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

DR J. SZYRMER: `Stabilising a post-Soviet economy: lessons from Washington consensus policies' (seminar), Seminar Room A, Department of Economics (Manor Road), 3 p.m.

DR D.I. SCARGILL: `Oxford, 1899–1999' (School of Geogaphy Centenary Lectures), School of Geography, 5 p.m.

A. BAILES: `Under a European flag? From WEU to EU' (seminar series: `The European Union and its neighbours'), St Antony's (70 Woodstock Road), 5 p.m.

D. SOSKICE: `An economist looks at incentives for public sector reform' (Oxford Policy Institute Seminars: `Rethinking approaches to government reforms'), Magdalen, 5 p.m.

NICOLA KALINSKY: `Painting portraits of gentlemen: Gainsborough's images of masculinity', Picture Gallery, Christ Church, 5.30 p.m. (tickets, available in advance from the gallery, £3.50; admission free to members of Christ Church).

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Saturday 27 November

DEGREE CEREMONIES, Sheldonian, 11.30 a.m. and 2.30 p.m.

MAISON FRANÇAISE study-day: `L'interprétation en questions', 10 a.m.–9.30 p.m.

J.-A. DEROME and L. Alford perform violin and piano works by Charles Ives, George Crumb, Paul Dolden, George Antheil, and Jonathan Harvey, Holywell Music Room, 6 p.m. (Tickets £6, concessions £3, from the Playhouse Box Office or at the door.)

S. ISSERLIS and P. Devoyon: concert of works by Beethoven, Martinu, and Saint-Saëns, Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's, 8 p.m. (tickets £12/£8 from Oxford Playhouse, tel. 798600; information from (2)76821).

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Sunday 28 November

MR TORE REM preaches the Advent Sermon, Cathedral, 10 a.m.

M. TENNANT: `South African predators' (open lecture—free admission), University Museum of Natural History, 3 p.m.

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Monday 29 November

E. SAVAGE-SMITH: `The practice of surgery in Islamic lands: mythology and reality' (seminar series: `The year 1000: medicine and disease at the turn of the last millennium'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 47 Banbury Road, 4 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. SILK (Savilian Professor of Astronomy): `The infinite universe' (inaugural lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J.W. CEASER (John M. Olin Visiting Professor of American Government): `Towards a new public philosophy in the United States' (inaugural lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR H. HUPPERT: `Explosive volcanism: extreme mechanics' (Alan Tayler Lecture on mathematics and its application), Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's, 5 p.m.

THE BAND OF INSTRUMENTS, with Cary Cooper, Caroline Balding, Christine Garratt, and student musicians, perform J.S. Bach's Brandenburg Concertos nos. 3, 4, 5, New College Chapel, 8.15 p.m. (tickets £6, concessions £4, from the Playhouse Box Office or at the door).

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Tuesday 30 November

THE MEETING of Congregation, due to take place today, is cancelled.

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.)

M. POPHAM: `The Oxford Text Archive' (Humanities Computing Unit seminars), Lecture Room A, Computing Services, 1 p.m.

MARK TULLY: `The East–West person' (lecture), Schools, 2 p.m.

MARK TULLY: `Observing India's democracy' (seminar), Balliol, 5 p.m. (those from outside Balliol should tel. (2)77711 to check availability of space).

BISHOP KALLISTOS WARE: `Eastern Christendom' (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.

R. WELFORD: `Deep change or slow death: what future for business?' (Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society seminars), Council Room, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR L. KRAMER: `Subjectivity rampant! Music, hermeneutics, and history' (Faculty of Music: Graduate Students' Colloquia), Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 5.15 p.m.

P. ALEXANDRE: `La Cinquième République en péril' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

P. BRABECK-LETMATHE: `Beyond corporate image: the search for trust' (European Affairs Society lecture), Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 8.30 p.m.

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Wednesday 1 December

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk (Dr Christopher Brown): `Dutch genre paintings from the Mauritshuis', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.--1 p.m.)

ACADEMIC STAFF Development Programme seminar: `Memory skills', 1.30 p.m. (see details above).

MARK TULLY: `East–West society' (lecture), Schools, 2 p.m.

RUPERT MURDOCH: `Technology, demography, and other hard facts facing the builders of the millennium' (University College `Builders of the Millennium' lecture series), Sheldonian, 5 p.m. (admission by ticket, available from the Master's Secretary, University College—applications in writing or by e-mail only).

DR A. OKAZAKI: ` "Con-science" under threat?: power and shadow-selves in anthropology' (Evans-Pritchard Lectures: `Recapturing the shadow: dream consciousness, healing, and civil war in the borderlands between Northern and Southern Sudan'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR A. HENLEY: `Work and unemployment' (lecture), Regent's Park, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR L.C. BRESSER PEREIRA: `General considerations—possibilities and constraints' (first of two Oxford Brazil Lectures: `Good government, good state'), Latin American Centre (1 Church Walk), 5 p.m.

UNIVERSITY CLUB wine-tasting: wines for the festive season, University Club (6 South Parks Road), 5.45 p.m. (admission £2).

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Thursday 2 December

MATRICULATION CEREMONY, Convocation House, 12.30 p.m.

T. RAHAMAN and I. Smyth: `Gender and conflict: implementation of Beijing commitments' (Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women seminars: `Gendering development after conflict'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

DR T.H. ERIKSEN: `Mauritian creoledom and the concept of creolization' (ESRC Research Programme on Transnational Communities: `Considering Creolization'), senior common room, School of Geography, 2 p.m.

MARK TULLY: `Bridging the East–West divide' (seminar), Schools, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR D. MCQUAIL: `Conceptual analysis of media accountability' (Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy seminars), Centre for Socio- Legal Studies, 5 p.m.

DR D. ZANCANI: `Paget Toynbee and his Dante collection' (Oxford Bibliographical Society lecture), Taylor Institution, 5.15 p.m.

RT. HON. TONY BLAIR: `Education and human capital in the next century' (Romanes Lecture), Sheldonian, 5.45 p.m. (tickets available, on proof of identity, from the Sheldonian, 10 a.m.–12 noon on weekdays).

DR J. CORY: `Environmentally acceptable insecticides: are GMOs an option?' (Association for Women in Science and Engineering lecture), University Museum of Natural History, 6 p.m. (admission £1.50; to book, tel. Oxford 483686 or e-mail: cahobbs@brookes.ac.uk).

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Friday 3 December

DR J. LITTLEWOOD: `Categorical confusion in the delivery room: the disappearing dad' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminar: `The identity of fathers'), ISCA, 61 Banbury Road, 11 a.m.

THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET perform works by Mozart and Schnittke, Holywell Music Room, 1 p.m. (tickets £5, concessions £2.50, from the Playhouse Box Office or at the door).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `East meets West: ceramics—the tin glaze trail', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.--1 p.m.)

PROFESSOR T. RANGER: `Movements and stabilities: the historical context for the study of forced migration in Africa' (Refugee Studies Programme seminars: `Perspectives on forced migration'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

M. EMERSON: `Reshaping the wider Europe: the impact of the Balkan crisis' (seminar series: `The European Union and its neighbours'), St Antony's (70 Woodstock Road), 5 p.m.

H. ANHEIER: `Does the growth of the not-for-profit sector pose a challenge for the state?' (Oxford Policy Institute Seminars: `Rethinking approaches to government reforms'), Magdalen, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR L.C. BRESSER PEREIRA: `The case of Latin America, with special reference to Brazil' (second of two Oxford Brazil Lectures: `Good government, good state'), Latin American Centre (1 Church Walk), 5 p.m.

H.E. SHAIKH HAMAD BIN JASSIM AL-THANI: `Islam, the Arabs, and the West: a dialogue for the new millennium' (lecture), Rhodes House, 5 p.m.

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Saturday 4 December

MICHAELMAS FULL TERM ends.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM study-day: `The arts of the Byzantine world',10 a.m.–4 p.m. (Cost: £18. Booking essential: tel. (2)78015, 9 a.m.--1 p.m.)

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Monday 6 December

SPECIAL LECTURE LIST, Hilary Term: items to be received by today (e-mail: lecture.lists@admin.ox.ac.uk).

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Tuesday 7 December

ACADEMIC STAFF Development Programme seminar: `Recruitment and selection for occasional recruiters', 9.30 a.m. (see details above).

A. BOWMAN and others: `Digitisation projects at the Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents' (Humanities Computing Unit seminars), Lecture Room A, Computing Services, 1 p.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `A journey through Africa', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.--1 p.m.)

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Wednesday 8 December

ACADEMIC STAFF Development Programme seminar: `Dealing with the media', 9.30 a.m. (see details above).

PROFESSOR C. KEELEY: `Puzzles, enigmas, and conundrums: data, theory, and ethics in the demography of forced migration' (Refugee Studies Programme seminars: `Perspectives on forced migration'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

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