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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).

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

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Friday 28 April

ACADEMIC STAFF Development Programme seminars: `Gender in teaching', 9.30 a.m., and `Memory skills', 1.30 p.m. (see information above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Seventeenth- and eighteenth-century dress', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.)

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Sunday 30 April

TRINITY FULL TERM begins.

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Monday 1 May

PITT RIVERS MUSEUM exhibition opens: `Collectomania' (at the museum annexe, 60 Banbury Road; until the autumn).

DR M. SCHOFIELD: `The noble lie' (Carlyle Classes in Classical Political Thought: `The politics of Plato's Republic'), All Souls, 2 p.m.

DR S. KNOTT: `Sensibility, nervous theory, and American Revolution' (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: `Lex ritualis, lex credendi? From Hampton Court to the Five Articles of Perth' (Hensley Henson Lectures in Theology: `Sacraments, Ceremonies, and Stuart Divines: sacramental theology and liturgy in England and Scotland, 1603–62'), Schools, 5 p.m.

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Tuesday 2 May

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `The Fisherman of Aphrodisias' (special exhibition), 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.)

DR M. SCHOFIELD: `Utopia and the idea of community' (Carlyle Classes in Classical Political Thought: `The politics of Plato's Republic'), All Souls, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR PAUL MULDOON (Professor of Poetry): `The end of the poem: "The Mountain" by Robert Frost' (lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR P. VAN INWAGEN: `Two arguments for the non-existence of God' (Wilde Lectures in Natural and Comparative Religion: `Evil and superfluity: two arguments against the existence of God'), Schools, 5 p.m.

A. FAUSER: `Rheinsirenen: Lorelei and other Rhinemaidens' (Faculty of Music: Graduate Students' Colloquia), Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 5.15 p.m.

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Wednesday 3 May

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk (Dr A. Sherratt): `The world in 2000 BC', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.)

DR J. ANDERSON: `National churches in time of change: the search for recognition in comparative perspective' (Becket Institute Lectures), Becket Institute, St Hugh's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. CALASSO (Weidenfeld Visiting Professor of European Comparative Literature): `Literature and the gods' (first of eight lectures), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR G. BOWMAN: `The exilic imagination: the construction of homeland from its outside' (Refugee Studies Centre: Seminars on Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth house, 5 p.m.

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Thursday 4 May

V. WILSON: `Dress, politics, and Chinese women's histories in the twentieth century' (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 P. VAN INWAGEN: `The idea of God' (Wilde Lectures in Natural and Comparative Religion: `Evil and superfluity: two arguments against the existence of God'), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR D. MCKITTERICK: `The printed word and the modern bibliographer' (Lyell Lectures in Bibliography: `Set in print: the fortunes of an idea, c.1450–1800'), Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. CALASSO (Weidenfeld Visiting Professor of European Comparative Literature): `Literature and the gods' (second of eight lectures), Schools, 5 p.m.

N. CRONK: `Reading La Fontaine in the eighteenth century: the problem of Voltaire' (Seminar in Early Modern French Literature and Culture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

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Friday 5 May

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

PROFESSOR P. VAN INWAGEN: `God and science' (Wilde Lectures in Natural and Comparative Religion: `Evil and superfluity: two arguments against the existence of God'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR I. KERSHAW: `Why did Nazi radicalism not subside?' (Faculty of Modern History: Special Faculty Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m. DR P. VITEBSKY delivers the Marett Memorial Lecture, Saskatchewan Lecture Room, Exeter, 5 p.m.

JEREMY PAXMAN: `Surviving spin' (Philip Geddes Memorial Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

G. DUMENIL: `The costs and benefits of neo-liberalism: a class analysis' (lecture), Maison Française, 5 p.m.

DR M. PERCY: `Knowledge of Angles: how spiritual are the English?' (Eric Symes Abbott Memorial Lecture), the chapel, Keble, 5.30 p.m.

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Saturday 6 May

STUDY-DAY (Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France): `Le Royaume-Uni et l'euro: quelle cohabitation entre esprit anglo-saxon et modèle franco-allemand?', and `Euro-vaches, Euro-corps et Euro-monnaie: l'Europe appelle-t-elle à un axe anglo-française?', Maison Française, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. (advance registration required: (2)74220).

PATRICIA ROZARIO (soprano), Francis Grier (piano), and Colin Carr (cello): programme of works by Beethoven, Tavener, and Britten, with world première of song-cycle Love without Hope by Francis Grier (words by Robert Graves), Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's, 8 p.m. (admission by free programme, available from the college lodge).

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Monday 8 May

DR M. SCHOFIELD: `Rule by philosophers: knowledge, virtue, and power' (Carlyle Classes in Classical Political Thought: `The politics of Plato's Republic'), All Souls, 2 p.m.

DR H. KING: `Did Roman medicine exist? Nineteenth-century reconstructions of the Roman past' (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: `Calvinist consensus and Patristic Reformed Sacramentalism, and the débâcle of the 1637 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.

J.-P. GENET: `Political society and the public space in later medieval France and England' (Seminar series: `Political societies and culture in late medieval France, the British Isles, and the Netherlands'), Maison Française, 5 p.m.

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Tuesday 9 May

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

DR M. SCHOFIELD: `Economic man: property and human nature' (Carlyle Classes in Classical Political Thought: `The politics of Plato's Republic'), All Souls, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR G.C. EBERS (Action Research Professor of Clinical Neurology): `Multiple sclerosis—a complex trait paradigm' (inaugural lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR P. VAN INWAGEN: `God and evil' (Wilde Lectures in Natural and Comparative Religion: `Evil and superfluity: two arguments against the existence of God'), Schools, 5 p.m. E. SENICI: `Verdi's Falstaff and the Italian fin-de- siècle' (Faculty of Music: Graduate Students' Colloquia), Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 5.15 p.m.

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Wednesday 10 May

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

PROFESSOR ROY FOSTER: `Remembering to forget: history and commemoration in Ireland' (A.B. Emden Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR D. MCKITTERICK: `Dependent skills' (Lyell Lectures in Bibliography: `Set in print: the fortunes of an idea, .1450–1800'), Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

DR A. O'MAHONEY: `The Copts, politics, and Muslim–Christian relations in modern Egypt' (Becket Institute Lectures), Becket Institute, St Hugh's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. CALASSO (Weidenfeld Visiting Professor of European Comparative Literature): `Literature and the gods' (third of eight lectures), Schools, 5 p.m.

S. TOUSSAINT: `Interpreting cultural narratives: ethnography, biography, and the paradox of memory' (Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women Commemorative Lecture), Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

J. HART: `Refugees or citizens? Children in a Palestinian camp in Jordan' (Refugee Studies Centre: Seminars on Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth house, 5 p.m.

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Thursday 11 May

PROFESSOR P. VAN INWAGEN: `The vast amount of evil' (Wilde Lectures in Natural and Comparative Religion: `Evil and superfluity: two arguments against the existence of God'), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR N. EDWARDS: `Early medieval stones and stone sculpture in Wales: context and connections' (O'Donnell Lectures in Celtic Studies: first of two lectures), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR D. MCKITTERICK: `A house of errors' (Lyell Lectures in Bibliography: `Set in print: the fortunes of an idea, .1450–1800'), Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. CALASSO (Weidenfeld Visiting Professor of European Comparative Literature): `Literature and the gods' (fourth of eight lectures), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR H. KATOUZIAN: `European liberalisms and modern conceptions of liberty in Iran' (Hamid Enayat Lecture), New Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

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

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