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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 March

RABBI DR S. STERN: `The early rabbinic concept of time: anthropological perspectives' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminars: `The social construction of time'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

JULIA SOMERVILLE: `Politics and the media' (seminar series: British Government and Politics), Brasenose, 5 p.m.

THE RT. REVD RICHARD HARRIES: `The Crucifixion in Western art' (lecture), Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret Hall, 5.15 p.m.

CRAIG OGDEN and Alison Stephens perform works for guitar and mandolin by Villa- Lobos, Hatzopoulos, Vivaldi, and Masaji, Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's, 8 p.m. (tickets £10/£7.50 from the Oxford Playhouse: tel. 798600).

PERFORMANCE OF OPERA The Word, by John Caldwell, Catholic Chaplaincy, St Aldate's, 8.30 p.m. (tickets from the Oxford Playhouse: tel. 798600).

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Saturday 3 March

MAISON FRANÇAISE conference: `Le surréalisme appartient-il au XXe siècle?', Maison Française, 9.30 a.m. (continues tomorrow).

ALEXANDER KARALIS-ISAAC (classical guitar): lunchtime recital, the chapel, Queen's, 1.10 p.m. (admission free; retiring collection).

PERFORMANCE OF OPERA The Word, by John Caldwell, Catholic Chaplaincy, St Aldate's, 3 p.m. (tickets from the Oxford Playhouse: tel. 798600).

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Sunday 4 March

PROFESSOR JOHN BROOKE preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 5 March

EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT seminar: `Managing people—V: performance management', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

MAISON FRANÇAISE conference: `La communication politique en France et en Grande-Bretagne entre tradition et mutation', Maison Française, 9.30 a.m.–5 p.m.

V. HIONIDOU: `The position of the elderly in the Greek family in the early twentieth century' (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.

THE RT. HON. BARONESS DEAN: `The House of Lords appointments system and the Political Honours Scrutiny Committee: how they work' (seminar series: `Politics and constitutional change under Labour'), Summer Common Room, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

DR D. LAW: `Karl Jaspers and theology' (Ripon College: Jaspers Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

C. STEWART: `The tort of wrongful living: a wrong without a remedy?' (seminar series), Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Wolfson College, 5 p.m.

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Tuesday 6 March

EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT seminar: `Dealing with stress', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

PROFESSOR ARCHIE BROWN, SIR PATRICK CORMACK, MP, MARK FISHER, MP, and

THE RT. HON. GILLIAN SHEPHARD, MP: `Concluding reflections' (seminar series: `The future of the nation-state'), Main Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

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

PROFESSOR P. HARVEY: `Buddhism—some mistranslations, misconceptions, and unexplored territory' (Interdisciplinary Seminars in the Study of Religions), Lecture Room 1, Christ Church, 5 p.m.

D. GORDON: `Non-citizens and political participation: immigrants and May '68' (Seminar in Modern French History and Politics), Maison Française, 5 p.m.

A. WILKINSON and

F. MONKS: `Sustainable development—passing fad or hot potato in 2030?' (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 J. LEWIS: `The gender settlement and social provision: from male breadwinner to adult worker model' (seminar series: `Current issues in social policy'), Barnett House, Wellington Square, 5 p.m.

MARTTI AHTISAARI: `Conflict management and development' (Brian Walker Lecture on Environment and Development), Witts Lecture Theatre, Radcliffe Infirmary, 6 p.m.

DR GU SHULIN: `Technology and institutions in contemporary China' (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 March

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

EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT seminars: `Assertiveness, for all staff' (day 1), 2 p.m., and `Descriptive statistics for research: hypothesis testing III', 3 p.m. (see information above).

PROFESSOR D. PREZIOSI: `The limit(s) of representation' (Slade Lectures: `Seeing through art history'), Lecture Theatre, University Museum of Natural History, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

HARRISON BIRTWISTLE in conversation with composer Robert Saxton (lecture series: `The Composer Speaks'), Holywell Music Room, 5 p.m.

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Thursday 8 March

EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT seminar: `Writing research papers, abstracts, and posters', 9.15 a.m. (see information above).

PROFESSOR J. ANDERSON: `Approaches to theorising state borders' (ESRC Research Programme on Transnational Communities), Senior Common Room, School of Geography, 2 p.m.

PLANTU, famous French political cartoonist from Le Monde, discusses his skill and the role of political cartoons in the press, Maison Française, 5 p.m.

SIR CRISPIN TICKELL: `Risks of conflict: resource and population pressures' (Linacre Lectures: `Managing the Earth'), Lecture Theatre A, Zoology/Psychology Building, 5.30 p.m.

MRS RUTH DEECH: `Sex, sheep, and statutes' (Friends of Rewley House Annual Lecture), Lecture Theatre, Rewley House, 8 p.m. (information and tickets: katharine.nathan@kellogg.ox.ac.uk).

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Friday 9 March

ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY of Modern and Contemporary France study-day: `Intellectuals and the ethics of engagement', Maison Française, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. (advance booking required: cost £3, students £1).

N. KAWANAKA: `The experience of time in cultural travelling: reflections on the outward and inward journeys in Japanese identities' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminars: `The social construction of time'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

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Sunday 11 March

THE REVD DR GERARD J. HUGHES preaches the Sermon for the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Oriel, 10 a.m.

THE BAND OF INSTRUMENTS, with the Choir of New College, perform the second part of Handel's Messiah, the chapel, New College, 6 p.m. (part of Evensong—no charge for admission: applications for tickets to the Precentor, New College).

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Monday 12 March

SPECIAL LECTURE LIST, Trinity Term: items to be received by today (send to: lecture.lists@admin.ox.ac.uk).

EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT seminars: `Managing research projects', 10 a.m., and `Dealing with harassment' (day 2), 2 p.m. (see information above).

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Tuesday 13 March

EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT seminars: `Career review and planning for support staff', 9.30 a.m.; `Approaches to lecturing: practice sessions', 9.30 a.m.; `Supervising D.Phil. students', 2 p.m. (see information above).

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Wednesday 14 March

CONGREGATION meeting, 12 noon, Convocation House (Senior Proctor's Oration; admission of Proctors and Assessor for 2001–2).

EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT seminar: `Dealing with the media', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

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