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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 1 October

MICHAELMAS TERM begins.

MAISON FRANÇAISE/NUFFIELD COLLEGE COLLOQUIUM: `Organised interests in the European Union: lobbying, mobilisations, and European public arena', Nuffield, 10 a.m. (continues tomorrow).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `East meets west: fabulous floral ornament', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.--1 p.m.)

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Saturday 2 October

DEGREE CEREMONY, Sheldonian, 2.30 p.m.

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Monday 4 October

BY-ELECTIONS to Boards of Faculties of Law, Medieval and Modern Languages, Physiological Sciences, and Social Studies: nominations by two electors to be received at the University Offices by 4 p.m.

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Tuesday 5 October

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk, with Joseph Winkelman (video, linked to Painter/Printmaker exhibition): `From idea to image', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.--1 p.m.)

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Wednesday 6 October

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

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Thursday 7 October

HOLY COMMUNION (Latin), St Mary's, 8 a.m.

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Friday 8 October

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `India: symbols of reality', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.--1 p.m.)

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Sunday 10 October

MICHAELMAS FULL TERM begins.

THE RT. HON. ALAN BEITH, MP, preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 11 October

P. HORDEN: `Millennium Bug: plagues and peoples c.1000 AD' (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.

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Tuesday 12 October

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Egypt before the pharaohs', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.--1 p.m.)

PROFESSOR J. WALDRON: `Adam and Eve' (Carlyle Lectures: `Christian equality in John Locke's political theory'), Schools, 5 p.m.

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Thursday 14 October

C. MOSER: `Gendering development after conflict: key conceptual issues' (Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women seminars: `Gendering development after conflict'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

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Friday 15 October

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talks, with Norman Ackroyd (videos, linked to Painter/Printmaker exhibition): `Artists in print', and `The prospect of rivers', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.--1 p.m.)

C.J. COUSINS: `The planning of Oxfordshire in the twenty-first century' (School of Geogaphy Centenary Lectures), School of Geography, 5 p.m.

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Saturday 16 October

MATRICULATION CEREMONY, Convocation House (colleges to be informed of time).

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Sunday 17 October

THE REVD CANON VINCENT STRUDWICK preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 18 October

K.-D. FISCHER: `Dr Monk's medical digest—a therapeutic manual in the early Middle Ages' (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.

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Tuesday 19 October

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

BY-ELECTIONS to Boards of Faculties of Law, Medieval and Modern Languages, Physiological Sciences, and Social Studies: nominations by six electors to be received at the University Offices by 4 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. WALDRON: `Imago Dei: religion and the shape of equality' (Carlyle Lectures: `Christian equality in John Locke's political theory'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR B. BOCKING: `Using iconography to document religious change: "The Oracles of the Three Shrines" ' (Seminars in the Study of Religions: `Religious change and methodological approaches'), Blue Boar Seminar Room, Christ Church, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. CAHN: `Intermetallics: some venerable issues revisited' (Hume-Rothery Memorial Lecture), Nuclear Physics Lecture Theatre, 6.30 p.m.

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Thursday 21 October

DR S. SCHWANDNER-SIEVERS: `Coping with security deficits—"re- patrialisation" in Albania' (Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women seminars: `Gendering development after conflict'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR HERMIONE LEE (Goldsmiths' Professor of English Literature): `Reading in bed' (inaugural lecture), Lecture Room 2, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR F.C. OAKLEY: `Lovejoy's legacy: history of ideas, history of traditions, the Conciliarist case' (Sir Isaiah Berlin Lectures in the History of Ideas: `Constitutionalism in the Latin Church? The Conciliarist tradition, 1300–1800'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR DIANA RIGG, John Peter, and others: `Acting in comedy' (Cameron Mackintosh Lectures), Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR M. BIDDLE: `English pilgrims to the tomb of Christ' (Tyndale Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

P. WOOLFITT: `Take two squares: ethnic clothes without patterns' (Oxford Asian Textile Group lecture), Pitt Rivers Museum Research Centre, 64 Banbury Road, 7 p.m. (admission for visitors £2).

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Friday 22 October

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

PROFESSOR C. FRAYLING: `The head, the heart, and the hand: the education of the artist and designer' (Sir Patrick Nairne Lecture), Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's, 5 p.m.

DR H. LAWTON SMITH: `High-tech industry in Oxfordshire: a success story?' (School of Geogaphy Centenary Lectures), School of Geography, 5 p.m.

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Saturday 23 October

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

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Sunday 24 October

PROFESSOR IAN MARKHAM preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 25 October

F. WALLIS: `Diagnosis by pulse and urine in tenth-century Europe' (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.

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Tuesday 26 October

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Alfred the Great (died 26 October 899)', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.--1 p.m.)

PROFESSOR J. WALDRON: `Equality as premise and constraint' (Carlyle Lectures: `Christian equality in John Locke's political theory'), Schools, 5 p.m.

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Wednesday 27 October

D. VAISEY: `David Alphonso Talboys (1790?–1840), and almost forgotten Oxford bookseller' (Friends of the Bodleian thirty-minute lecture), Cecil Jackson Room, Sheldonian, 1 p.m.

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Thursday 28 October

E. PISA-LOPEZ: `Peace-building from the bottom up: lessons for policy makers from women's experiences of peace-building' (Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women seminars: `Gendering development after conflict'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR F.C. OAKLEY: `Gerson's hope: Conciliarism in the classical era' (Sir Isaiah Berlin Lectures in the History of Ideas: `Constitutionalism in the Latin Church? The Conciliarist tradition, 1300–1800'), Schools, 5 p.m.

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