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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 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.

K. 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: `Rio to Earth Summit 2002—challenges for the future of the planet' (Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society seminars), ground-floor Council Room, Mansfield, 5 p.m. (admission free and open to the public).

DR J. FALKINGHAM and DR K. RAKE: `Pension reform and the mixed economy of welfare' (seminar series: `Current issues in social policy'), Barnett House, Wellington Square, 5 p.m.

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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Wednesday 14 February

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

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

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

THE REVD DR TIMOTHY JENKINS: `Continuity over time: patterns of land inheritance' (Evans-Pritchard Lectures: `Home, family, and property in Béarn, south-west France'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

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Thursday 15 February

EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT seminars: `Time management, for those who manage their own time', 9.30 a.m. (now full), and `Minutes and agendas: introductory course', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

DR O. KRAMSCH: `Towards cosmopolitan governance of the transborder regions of the European Union' (ESRC Research Programme on Transnational Communities), Senior Common Room, School of Geography, 2 p.m.

DR REGINE BENDL: `Reading between the lines: the exclusion/inclusion of gender in organisation theory' (Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women seminars: `Research as revision: practices and theories in cross-cultural gender research'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR Y. KAPLAN: `The civilising process of the Western Sephardim in early modern Europe' (lecture to celebrate the inauguration of the Teaching and Research Unit in Hebrew and Jewish Studies), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR J. GUPTA: `Negotiating climate change: can a divided world unite?' (Linacre Lectures: `Managing the Earth'), Lecture Theatre A, Zoology/Psychology Building, 5.30 p.m.

NEIL SUMMERTON: `The environment in recent Christian thought' (Yvonne Workman Fund Annual Lecture), the chapel, Mansfield, 8 p.m.

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Friday 16 February

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

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

PROFESSOR J. OKELY: `The return of the natives: free association and memory in a place of the past' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminars: `The social construction of time'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

JOHN MCCABE leads the following events in the Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty (both free and open to the public): Composers' Workshop, 11 a.m., and a lecture-workshop on fugue and Hindemith's Ludus Tonalis, 2 p.m.

MAISON FRANÇAISE conference: `L'audience de la télévision en Europe et sa mesure' (in conjunction with the Institut National de l'Audiovisuel), Maison Française, 3.30 p.m. (continues tomorrow).

PROFESSOR D. SHERRINGTON: `Magnets, microchips, memories, and markets: statistical physics of complex systems' (Royal Society 2001 Bakerian Lecture), Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, 4.15 p.m.

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

THERESA MAY, MP: `The organisation of the Conservative Party' (seminar series: British Government and Politics), Brasenose, 5 p.m.

JOHN MCCABE performs Copland's Piano Variations (1930), Webern's Variations, op. 17, Hindemith's Ludus Tonalis, and his own Haydn Variations (1983), Holywell Music Room, 8 p.m. (tickets £10 (concessions £5) from the Playhouse Box Office, Beaumont Street, or at the door).

THE BELCEA QUARTET, with Thomas Carroll, cello, perform a programme including works by Schubert and Bach, Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's, 8 p.m. (tickets £10/£7.50 from the Oxford Playhouse: tel. 798600).

CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT: Susan Tomes (piano), Anthony Marwood (violin), Roger Chase (viola), Colin Carr (cello), and Chi-Chi Nwanoku (bass) perform Schubert's Trout Quintet and Brahms' Piano Quartet in C minor, the Auditorium, St John's, 8.30 p.m. (admission by free programme, available from the Porters' Lodge, St John's).

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Saturday 17 February

ANTHONY MARWOOD: master-class, the Auditorium, St John's, 10 a.m. (admission by free programme, available from the Porters' Lodge, St John's; reserved for college members until ten days before the event).

JUDITH HENDERSON (violin) and BRIAN HITCH (piano): lunchtime recital, the chapel, Queen's, 1.10 p.m. (admission free; retiring collection).

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Sunday 18 February

THE REVD PROFESSOR DAVID A.S. FERGUSSON preaches (fourth Bampton Lecture: `Tolerance: how far can it stretch?'), St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 19 February

EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT seminars: `Managing people—IV: influencing people', 9.30 a.m., and `Recruitment and selection for all staff' (day 1), 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

I. KEASBERRY: `Care for the elderly and shortage of children in Rural Special Region, Yogyakarta, Indonesia' (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.

BILL MORRIS: `Trade unions and New Labour' (seminar series: `Politics and constitutional change under Labour'), Summer Common Room, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR HANS MOMMSEN: `The German resistance movement and the Holocaust' (Modern European History Research Centre lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET perform Haydn's Quartet in E flat major, op. 64 no.6, and Beethoven's Quartet in E minor, op. 59 no. 2, and a new piece by composer John Cooney, Holywell Music Room, 8 p.m. (tickets £10 (concessions £5) from the Playhouse Box Office, Beaumont Street, or at the door).

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