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Educational and Professional Development Seminars: places should be booked in advance through the Institute for the Advancement of University Learning (telephone: (2)86808, e-mail: services@learning.ox.ac.uk, Internet: http://www.learning.ox.ac.uk).

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Friday 2 February

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `The tale of the tulip' (monthly series: `Crossing Borders'), 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.)

DR S. DRUCKER-BROWN: `The politics of calendars and ethnic boundaries' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminars: `The social construction of time'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

PROFESSOR C. DYER: `Authority and freedom' (Ford's Lectures in British History: `An age of transition? Economy and society in the later Middle Ages'), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR EVAN HARRIS, MP: `Liberal Democrat strategy' (seminar series: British Government and Politics), Brasenose, 5 p.m.

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Saturday 3 February

JAMES TAYLOR (jazz piano): lunchtime recital, the chapel, Queen's, 1.10 p.m. (admission free; retiring collection).

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Sunday 4 February

THE REVD PROFESSOR DAVID A.S. FERGUSSON preaches (second Bampton Lecture: `The legacy of the Reformation'), St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 5 February

R. MARIANTI: `In the absence of family support: cases of childless widows in urban neighbourhoods of Malang, East Java' (Fertility and Reproduction Seminars: `The elderly without children: European and South-east Asian perspectives'), basement seminar room, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT seminar: `Management of contract research staff' (second session), 12.30 p.m. (see information above).

SIR THOMAS ALLEN (Hambro Professor of Opera Studies): `Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro: recitative in Act I' (masterclass), Holywell Music Room, 2 p.m. (admission free).

DR M. COHN: `Fuzzy legality in regulation: the legislative mandate reconsidered' (seminar series), Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Wolfson College, 5 p.m.

THE RT. HON. MRS MARGARET BECKETT, MP: `Modernising the Commons' (seminar series: `Politics and constitutional change under Labour'), Summer Common Room, Magdalen, 5.30 p.m.

H.E. MR KOICHIRO MATSUURA (Director General, Unesco): `Globalisation and diversity' (lecture), Auditorium, Magdalen, 5.30 p.m.

SIR MICHAEL BICHARD: `Public services: modern or morbid?' (Green College Lectures: `The management of public services and the professions'), Witts Lecture Theatre, Radcliffe Infirmary, 6 p.m.

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Tuesday 6 February

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM exhibition opens: `About Time' (exhibition opened by Professor Richard Dawkins; private view, 5.30–7.30 p.m.).

EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT seminar: `Presentation skills practice', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

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

S. BURY: `Ruskin and slavery' (lecture series: `Ruskin then and now'), Schools, 4.30 p.m.

SIR PATRICK CORMACK, MP, DR CALUM MACDONALD, MP, and KENNETH (LORD) MORGAN: `The cases of Scotland and Wales' (seminar series: `The future of the nation-state'), Main Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

DR A. CHESTER: `Jesus: a failed Messiah?' (second series of Speaker's Lectures in Biblical Studies: `Future hope and present reality'), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR J.-C. GALEY: `Barren encounters, fertile misunderstandings: Radhakrishnan in the legacy of his critics' (Radhakrishnan Memorial Lectures: `Translating across boundaries: the experience of comparison with reference to Indian studies, anthropology, and philosophy'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. KING: `Orientalism and the comparative study of religions' (Interdisciplinary Seminars in the Study of Religions), Lecture Room 1, Christ Church, 5 p.m.

P. SMITH: ` "Le Grand Conseil des communes": myth and reality of the French Senate' (Seminar in Modern French History and Politics), Maison Française, 5 p.m.

A. DIXON: `Fictional futures, sustainable stories' (Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society seminars), ground-floor Council Room, Mansfield, 5 p.m. (admission free and open to the public).

PROFESSOR R. LISTER: `To RIO via the Third Way: a critical evaluation of New Labour's Third Way in welfare' (seminar series: `Current issues in social policy'), Barnett House, Wellington Square, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR KRISTIN THOMPSON (News International Visiting Professor of Broadcast Media): `Television into film, film into television' (lecture series: `Storytelling in film and television'), Green College, 6 p.m.

N. WOOD: `Chinese ceramics and their impact on the world' (Wolfson College Lectures: `China's technology transfer to the world'), the Hall, Wolfson College, 6 p.m. (open to the public).

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Wednesday 7 February

NEIL TAYLOR: organ recital, the chapel, Queen's, 1.10 p.m. (admission free; retiring collection).

EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT seminar: `Descriptive statistics for research: confidence intervals', 3 p.m. (see information above).

THE REVD DR TIMOTHY JENKINS: `The discovery of the Pyrenean family' (Evans-Pritchard Lectures: `Home, family, and property in Béarn, south-west France'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

DR R. VILAIN: ` "The Negroes are taking over Europa" (Die Neger erobern Europa): Ivan Goll and images of Africa' (New Seminar in Modern Languages series), Lecture Room 6, New College, 5.15 p.m.

M. BANNISTER: `Cutting Condé down to size: Fêtes et Pouvoirs in the 1660s' (seminar series: `Fêtes et Pouvoirs: 17e–20e siècles'), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

RT. HON. DAVID BLUNKETT: `Learning, citizenship, and equality in the twenty-first century' (First Annual Hands Lecture), Lecture Theatre, University Museum of Natural History, 5.30 p.m. (open to members of the University: admission on presentation of University Card).

PROFESSOR KRISTIN THOMPSON (News International Visiting Professor of Broadcast Media): `The strange cases of David Lynch' (lecture series: `Storytelling in film and television'), Green College, 6 p.m.

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Thursday 8 February

EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT seminar: `Introduction to the University for administrative and library staff (session II): appraisal for new staff', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

R. ANDERS-ELK: `Boundaries as social processes: the Finnish–Russian border' (ESRC Research Programme on Transnational Communities), Senior Common Room, School of Geography, 2 p.m.

DR JANETTE DAVIES: `Betwixt and between: an anthropologist amongst the psychologists' (Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women seminars: `Research as re-vision: practices and theories in cross-cultural gender research'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. NAREMORE: `Modernism and film noir' (lecture), Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

P. NEWMARK: ` "Give me the map": surveying Shakespeare and the cartography of his contemporaries' (Oxford Seminars in Cartography), Senior Common Room, School of Geography, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR R.V. THAKKER (May Professor of Medicine): `Stone deposition—from pyramids to pelvises' (inaugural lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

F. KERSAUDY: `De Gaulle et Churchill' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

DR B. METZ: `Will technology save us?' (Linacre Lectures: `Managing the Earth'), Lecture Theatre A, Zoology/Psychology Building, 5.30 p.m.

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Friday 9 February

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

DR S. MACDONALD: `The role of historical consciousness in debates over identity: the status of the Nazi past in present-day Germany' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminars: `The social construction of time'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

PROFESSOR C. DYER: `Consumption and investment' (Ford's Lectures in British History: `An age of transition? Economy and society in the later Middle Ages'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR ROBERT WORCESTER: `Politics and the polls' (seminar series: British Government and Politics), Brasenose, 5 p.m.

KATIE LOWE: `Stemma and lemma: variant texts of Old English charters' (OED Forum), Rewley House, 5 p.m.

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Saturday 10 February

MAISON FRANÇAISE conference: `La controverse scientifique en France et en Angleterre, XVIe et XVIIe siècles', Maison Française, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

SARATHA RAJESWARAN (soprano): lunchtime recital, the chapel, Queen's, 1.10 p.m. (admission free; retiring collection).

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Sunday 11 February

THE REVD PROFESSOR DAVID A.S. FERGUSSON preaches (third Bampton Lecture: `Liberalism and its critics'), St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 12 February

M. EVANDROU and J. Falkingham: `Demographic change and family support for older people in Britain' (Fertility and Reproduction Seminars: `The elderly without children: European and South-east Asian perspectives'), basement seminar room, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

PROFESSOR R. HAZELL: `Should the House of Commons sometimes be an English Parliament?' (seminar series: `Politics and constitutional change under Labour'), Summer Common Room, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

DR PENG HWA ANG: `The myths of Internet content non-regulation' (seminar series), Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Wolfson College, 5 p.m.

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Tuesday 13 February

EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT seminars: `Presentation skills' (day 1), 9.30 a.m., and `Recruitment and selection for occasional recruiters', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Local Oxfordshire finds' (includes the Object of the Month), 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.)

D. BIRCH: `Ruskin and the education of communities' (lecture series: `Ruskin then and now'), Schools, 4.30 p.m.

MARK FISHER, MP, PROFESSOR PETER HENNESSY, and THE RT. HON. GILLIAN SHEPHARD, MP: `The English Question: an English Parliament or regional government?' (seminar series: `The future of the nation-state'), Main Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

DR A. CHESTER: `Living between the times' (second series of Speaker's Lectures in Biblical Studies: `Future hope and present reality'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. DWORKIN: `Hart's postscript and the point of political philosophy' (H.L.A. Hart Memorial Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR J.-C. GALEY: `Contextualising universals: Indian values, values and the tradition of the present' (Radhakrishnan Memorial Lectures: `Translating across boundaries: the experience of comparison with reference to Indian studies, anthropology, and philosophy'), Schools, 5 p.m.

M. SHIPWAY: `A democratising mission? The uses and limits of political reform in the Union Française, 1944–58' (Seminar in Modern French History and Politics), Maison Française, 5 p.m.

F. DODDS: `Environmental and social values in the international community' (Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society seminars), ground- floor Council Room, Mansfield, 5 p.m. (admission free and open to the public).

PROFESSOR D. KUHN: `On the origin and transfer of silk technology' (Wolfson College Lectures: `China's technology transfer to the world'), the Hall, Wolfson College, 6 p.m. (open to the public).

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