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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 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-Saëns (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

ST ANNE'S COLLEGE: private view of paintings and works on paper by Susan Pye, 12 noon–2 p.m., Mary Ogilvie Gallery (open to members of the University; exhibition continues until 31 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 performs 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).

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Monday 14 May

EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT seminar: `Managing people—VI: project reports', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

WOLFSON COLLEGE exhibition opens: `Shards and Relics'—drawings, photographs, and prints by Michael Gaston (until 1 June; open daily 10 a.m.–4 p.m. subject to college commitments).

DR P. DOVER: `Respect or being movious; gender and embodiment, or morality and HIV/AIDS in Zambia' (Fertility and Reproduction seminars), basement Seminar Room, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

C. GIRY-DELOISON: `Anglo-French relations in the aftermath of the Hundred Years War' (seminar series: `Histoire médiévale comparée: France, Angleterre, Pays-Bays'), Maison Française, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR A.V. LOWE (Chichele Professor of Public International Law): `International law: the common pursuit' (Inaugural Lecture), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 5.30 p.m.

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Tuesday 15 May

EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT seminar: `Time management, for those who manage their own time', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Unmasked—looking at masks', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.)

PROFESSOR T.H. BREEN (Harmsworth Professor of American History): `The Lockean Moment: the languages of rights on the eve of the American Revolution' (Inaugural Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR B. VAN FRAASSEN: `Weyl's paradox and Carnap's lost world' (John Locke Lectures in Philosophy: `Structure and perspective: an empiricist view'), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

DR D. JONES and DR P. RAMCHANDANI: `Child sexual abuse: informing practice from research (two types of review of the evidence)' (seminar series: `Evidence-based practice'), Barnett House, Wellington Square, 5 p.m.

A. EVANS: `The Russian Orthodox Church and post-Soviet foreign affairs' (Church and State seminars), Becket Institute, St Hugh's, 5 p.m.

DR E. ARWECK: `Religionwissenschaft and the sociology of religion: how do they fit together?' (Interdisciplinary seminars in the study of religions), Lecture Room 2, Christ Church, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. GLUSKER: `Vitamin B12 and Dorothy: their impact on structural science' (Dorothy Hodgkin Memorial Lecture), Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, 5 p.m.

P. DE LARA: `Les primitifs sont-ils rationnels? Evans-Pritchard lecteur des sociologues français (Durkheim, Lévy-Bruhl, Mauss)' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

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Wednesday 16 May

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM study-day: `Flandrin, Matisse, and the Fauves', 10 a.m.–4 p.m. (Cost: £20. Tel. for details: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.)

ORGAN RECITAL by David Dunnett (Norwich Cathedral), the chapel, Queen's, 1.10 p.m. (admission free; retiring collection).

S. FISHER: `What vote switching tells us about the structure of party competition' and C. WHITE: `A qualitative study of voters' volatility in the 1997 General Election' (seminar series: `New perspectives on political attitudes and voting behaviour in Europe'), Maison Française, 2 p.m.

EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT seminars: `Introductory statistical modelling for research: introduction to experimental and survey design', 3 p.m., and `Descriptive statistics for research: confidence intervals', 3 p.m. (see information above).

THE CHOIR OF NEW COLLEGE and THE BAND OF INSTRUMENTS (conductor Edward Higginbottom) perform music by Dumont and Purcell, the chapel, New College, 4 p.m. (Evensong service, to be broadcast live; free of charge and open to the public).

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

PROFESSOR P. BURRIN: `Strands of Nazi antisemitism' (Modern European History Research Centre: Europaeum Lecture), Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR M.A. STONES: `The cultural context II: sacred places and quests—France, Britain, and the Holy Land' (Waynflete Lectures: `Seeing the Grail: the dynamics of a medieval myth'), Grove Auditorium, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

DR M. DR BRUJIN: `Mobility dilemmas: ecological displacement of Fulbe pastoralists, central Mali' (Refugee Studies Centre: Seminars on Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR T. INGOLD: `Culture on the ground: the world perceived through the feet' (Friends of the Pitt Rivers Museum: Beatrice Blackwood Lecture), Lecture Room, Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, 7 p.m.

PROFESSOR D. GOODBLATT: `Tribes with flags and imagined communities: on Jewish nationalism in antiquity' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 8 p.m.

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Thursday 17 May

THE BBC SINGERS (conductor Stephen Cleobury) perform in a workshop for student composers from the Faculty of Music, Holywell Music Room, 10.30 a.m. (free of charge and open to the public).

NORIKO KAWANAKA: `Landscape for a mythical traveller, or a place called home' (Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women seminars: `Women changing their worlds'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

ANN LIEBECK, soprano: `Opera arias from the baroque to the twentieth century: technique and interpretation' (master-class), Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music, 3 p.m. (free of charge and open to the public).

PROFESSOR R. AUDI: `Religious integration and human flourishing' (Wilde Lectures on Natural and Comparative Religion: `Rationality and religious commitment (Part III): the rationality of religious commitment in the postmodern world'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J.J.G. ALEXANDER: `Christianity and the art of the illuminated manuscript in Europe in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance' (Hussey Lecture in the Church and the Arts), Lecture Hall, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR P. THOMSON: `Cultural subregions and networks' (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.

DR R.L. HUNTER: `Hesiod and Hellenistic poetry' (Gaisford Lecture), St John's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR M. YAHUDA: `China's security perspectives on Asia and the Pacific' (All Souls College Foreign Policy Studies Programme: `The United States and East Asian security'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

DOMINIC LAWSON: `Language, truth, and journalism' (Geddes Lecture), Lecture Room, School of Geography and the Environment, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR PHILIP GOSSETT (Hambro Visiting Professor of Opera): `Making cuts: Serafin's scissors' (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).

QUEEN'S PIANO TRIO (Steve Clark, Stefan Sadnicki, Helena Lee): concert, Queen's, 8.15 p.m. (admission £6/£3).

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Friday 18 May

EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT seminars: `Writing skills', 9.30 a.m., and `Effective interview preparation for contract research staff', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Japanese landscape prints by Hiroshige', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.)

DR J. DAVIS: `Founder's kin' (Chichele Lectures: `All Souls and the end of the Ancien Régime, c.1750–1870'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR M.C. MACKEY: `Periodic and dynamical diseases: bifurcations at the bedside' (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 T. SCHUMACHER: `When Terragni spoke to Dante: the Danteum of Terragni and Fascist architecture as propaganda' (Dorothy Rowe Memorial Lecture), Auditorium, Magdalen (Longwall entrance), 5 p.m.

P. JOXE: `Anatomie de la Cour des comptes' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET perform Haydn's Quartet in D minor, Op. 42, Elgar's Quartet, Op. 83, and Beethoven's Quartet in C sharp minor, Op. 131, Holywell Music Room, 8 p.m. (tickets £10, concessions £5, from the Playhouse Box Office, Beaumont Street, or on the door).

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