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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 4 May

DR A. NOBLE: ` "Of her there is scare a mezzo print": Elizabeth Gambarini and her music recontextualised' (public lecture), Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 12 noon.

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

COLLOQUIUM: `La controverse médicale en France et en Angleterre au dix- huitième siècle: vitalisme et mécanisme', Maison Française, 2.30–6 p.m. (continues tomorrow).

PROFESSOR M.C. MACKEY: `Mathematics, biology, and physics: interactions and interdependence' (Leverhulme Lectures: `Mathematics, dynamics, and medicine—the role of mathematics and physics in biological and clinical research for the new millennium'), Lecture Theatre, Computing Laboratory, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR I. PAPPE: `Israel and Palestine in the post-Oslo era: the peace camp in search of an agenda' (Leonard Stein Lectures), Schools, 5 p.m.

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Saturday 5 May

ED LEWIS and THE CHOIR OF MUSICA BEATA: recital, Queen's, 1.10 p.m. (admission free; retiring collection).

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Sunday 6 May

THE REVD PROFESSOR DAVID FERGUSSON preaches (Fifth Bampton Lecture: `Moral formation: the church's contribution'), St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 7 May

SIR THOMAS ALLEN: `The ensembles from Act I of Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro' (workshop), Holywell Music Room, 2 p.m. (admission free).

PROFESSOR A. KUHRT: `Greeks in Persian and Babylonian perspective' (Myres Memorial Lecture), McGregor-Matthews Room, New College, 5 p.m.

STEVEN ISSERLIS and Stephen Hough perform works for cello and piano by Beethoven, Schumann, Strauss, and Rachmaninov, Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's, 8 p.m. (tickets £12/£8 from the Oxford Playhouse: tel. 798600).

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Tuesday 8 May

STUDY-DAY: `Information, opinion publique et union européenne', Maison Française, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.

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

PROFESSOR PAUL MULDOON (Professor of Poetry): `The end of the poem: "I Remember" by Stevie Smith' (lecture series: `The end of the poem'), Schools, 5 p.m.

SIR MARRACK GOULDING: `Deliverance from evil' (inaugural Aung San Suu Kyi Lecture), Maplethorpe Building, St Hugh's, 5 p.m.

A. NEWMAN: `What works in child protection' (seminar series: `Evidence-based practice'), Barnett House, Wellington Square, 5 p.m.

DR A. SHAW: `Cultural issues in religious communities: an analysis of Pakistani marriage trends' (Interdisciplinary seminars in the study of religions), Lecture Room 2, Christ Church, 5 p.m.

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Wednesday 9 May

ORGAN RECITAL by Benjamin Nicholas (Tewkesbury Abbey), the chapel, Queen's College, 1.10 p.m. (admission free; retiring collection).

J. BENSON: `What a qualitative approach can tell us about extreme-right members in a comparative framework' and A. DEPICKERE: `Testing the Kitshelt extreme right "winning formula" theory' (seminar series: `New perspectives on political attitudes and voting behaviour in Europe'), Maison Française, 3 p.m.

EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT seminars: `Introductory statistical modelling for research: residual analysis for linear models, multicolinearity, model comparison', 3 p.m., and `Descriptive statistics for research: sampling', 3 p.m. (see information above).

PROFESSOR R. AUDI: `Belief, faith, and acceptance' (Wilde Lectures on Natural and Comparative Religion: `Rationality and religious commitment (Part II): the dimensions of religious commitment'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR R.J. EVANS: `The Germans in British public memory since 1945' (Emden Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR M.A. STONES: `The cultural context I: sacred objects, chosen people—the Chalice of the Lord, Joseph of Arimathea, the Maries, and the Grail Winners' (Waynflete Lectures: `Seeing the Grail: the dynamics of a medieval myth'), Grove Auditorium, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

A. LAWSON: `Economics: back to reality' (series of `Dialogues in Economics'), Harris Manchester, 5 p.m.

COLIN MATTHEWS lectures in series `The composer speaks', Holywell Music Room, 5 p.m.

ROSEMARY CRILL: `Indian painted cotton and chintz' (Oxford Asian Textile Group lecture), Pitt Rivers Museum Research Centre, 5.45 p.m. (admission for visitors £2).

PROFESSOR J. MAGNESS: `The archaeology of Qumran' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 8 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. DIAMOND: `Why did human history unfold differently on different continents for the last 13,000 years?' (Simonyi Lecture), Oxford Playhouse, 5.30 p.m. (admission by free ticket, available from the Oxford Playhouse: tel. 798600).

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Thursday 10 May

EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT seminar: `Managing contract research staff' (first session), 9.15 a.m. (see information above).

DR F. WOOD: `Chinese room-mates: from the prudery of the Cultural Revolution to Shanghai Babe' (Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women seminars: `Women changing their worlds'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. AUDI: `Religious conduct' (Wilde Lectures on Natural and Comparative Religion: `Rationality and religious commitment (Part II): the dimensions of religious commitment'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR R.J. O'NEILL: `Working with the United States: an allied perspective' (All Souls College Foreign Policy Studies Programme: `The United States and East Asian security'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR P. THOMSON: `Books for secular institutions and individuals' (Lyell Lectures in Bibliography: `The ending of "Alter Orbis": books and learning in twelfth-century England'), Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR S. HINDS: `Material culture: on Cinna, Statius, a good book, and a des. res.' (Don Fowler Memorial Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR G. HAY: `Competition law in the twenty-first century: an introduction' (Smithies Lectures), Balliol, 5 p.m.

A. RYKNER: `Littérature et peinture: l'esthétique de brutalité' (lecture), Maison Française, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR A. WACHTEL: `Chekhov's The Seagull as parody: symbols and expectations' (Ilchester Lecture), ground-floor lecture room, 47 Wellington Square, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR PHILIP GOSSETT (Hambro Visiting Professor of Opera): `Scandal and scholarship: 27,000 errors in Verdi's Falstaff' (lecture series: `Divas and scholars: performing Italian opera'), Grove Auditorium, Magdalen, 5.30 p.m. (admission free, but tickets required: tel. (2)76133, e-mail: steven.thompson@music.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR J. DIAMOND: `Ecological collapses of pre-industrial societies' (Isaiah Berlin Lecture), Wolfson, 6 p.m.

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Friday 11 May

WORKSHOP (Commonwealth History Seminar): `Childhood and empire', Modern History Faculty Building, 9.30 a.m.–4.15 p.m.

STUDY-DAY (Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France): `L'héritage du communisme en France', Maison Française, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.

DAME GILLIAN WEIR: masterclass on the organ music of César Franck, the chapel, Exeter, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. and 2–4 p.m. (free of charge and open to the public).

EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT seminar: `Managing contract research staff' (second session), 12.30 p.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.)

PROFESSOR W.R. LOUIS: `Oxford's empire: imperial history at Oxford' (Modern History Faculty: Special Faculty Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR M.C. MACKEY: `Biological rhythms: from clocks to chaos' (Leverhulme Lectures: `Mathematics, dynamics, and medicine—the role of mathematics and physics in biological and clinical research for the new millennium'), Lecture Theatre, Computing Laboratory, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR G. HAY: `The intersection of law and economics: modern history, future trends' (Smithies Lectures), Balliol, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR L. NEAL: `Shocking developments in a theory of economic history' (Sir John Hicks Lecture on Economic History), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR S. CLARK: `Deep time: does it matter?' (Eric Symes Abbott Memorial Lecture), the chapel, Keble, 5.30 p.m.

VERA VAIDMAN plays Partitas nos. 1 and 2, and Sonata no. 1, by J.S. Bach, Holywell Music Room, 8 p.m. (tickets £7, concessions £5, or £10 for this and tomorrow's recital, available from the Oxford Playhouse: tel. 798600).

OXFORD UNIVERSITY ORCHESTRA plays works by Saint-Saens (Organ Symphony, with

Thomas Trotter), Rachmaninov (The Isle of the Dead), and Tchaikovsky (Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture), Sheldonian, 8 p.m. (tickets, £5/£10, from the Oxford Playhouse: tel. 798600).

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Saturday 12 May

NICOLE GERA: flute recital, Queen's, 1.10 p.m. (admission free; retiring collection).

VERA VAIDMAN plays Sonatas nos. 2 and 3, and Partita no. 3, by J.S. Bach, the Hall, Wolfson College, 8 p.m. (tickets £7, concessions £5, or £10 for this and Friday's recital, available from the Oxford Playhouse: tel. 798600) (proceeds to the African and Medical Research Foundation).

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Sunday 13 May

THE REVD PROFESSOR DAVID FERGUSSON preaches (Sixth Bampton Lecture: `Barmen and after: modern doctrines of the state'), St Mary's, 10 a.m.

THE SCHIDLOF STRING QUARTET perform works by Haydn, Shostakovitch, and Brahms, the Auditorium, St John's, 8.30 p.m. (admission by free programme, available from the Porters' Lodge, St John's; reserved for college members until ten days before the event).

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