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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 12 January

EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT seminar: `Lecturing and student learning', 9.30 a.m. (see information above). ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Glass of four millennia', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.)

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Sunday 14 January

MR NICHOLAS PURCELL preaches (Latin Litany and Sermon), St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 15 January

EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT seminar: `Small group teaching', 2 p.m. (see information above).

PROFESSOR R. KLEIN: `Managing doctors: oxymoron or realistic ambition?' (Green College Lectures: `The management of public services and the professions'), Witts Lecture Theatre, Radcliffe Infirmary, 6 p.m.

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Tuesday 16 January

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

PROFESSOR W. BEINART, PROFESSOR BROWN, and TIMOTHY GARTON ASH: `What do we mean by a nation-state?' (seminar series: `The future of the nation-state'), Main Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

J. WRIGHT: `Democracy through diversity: federalism in the thought of Maurras and Charles- Brun, 1898–1911' (Seminar in Modern French History and Politics), Maison Française, 5 p.m.

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Wednesday 17 January

EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT seminars: `Managing people—I: counselling skills' (part 4), 9.30 a.m., and `Descriptive statistics for research: variability in statistical analysis', 3 p.m. (see information above).

PROFESSOR D. PREZIOSI: `Seeing through art history (Part 1)' (Slade Lectures: `Seeing through art history'), Lecture Theatre, University Museum of Natural History, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

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Thursday 18 January

EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT seminar: `Managing employee absence', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

PROFESSOR W. ARMSTRONG: `The Janus face of international borders' (ESRC Research Programme on Transnational Communities), Senior Common Room, School of Geography, 2 p.m.

J.-J. LECERCLE: `Qu'est-ce qu'une interprétation fausse?' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

CHRISTOPHER CLARKSON: `Parchment in the Middle Ages' (Oxford Bibliographical Society lecture), Taylor Institution, 5.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR H.-J. SCHELLNHUBER: `How fragile is the Earth?' (Linacre Lectures: `Managing the Earth'), Lecture Theatre A, Zoology/Psychology Building, 5.30 p.m.

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Friday 19 January

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

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

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

PROFESSOR SIR HAROLD KROTO: `Science—a round peg in a square world' (Hirsch Lecture), Thom Building, Department of Engineering Science, 5 p.m.

P. VITTET-PHILIPE: `European policies in the global digital economy' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

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Saturday 20 January

MAISON FRANÇAISE study-day: `Bataille, Collège de Sociologie and the Durkheimians' (in conjunction with the British Centre for Durkheimain Studies), Maison Française, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

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Sunday 21 January

PROFESSOR MORNA D. HOOKER preaches the Macbride Sermon, Hertford, 10 a.m.

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Monday 22 January

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

P. KREAGER: `Population ageing in the nexus of anthropology and demography' (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.

SIR THOMAS ALLEN: `Drama in Lieder' (masterclass), Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's, 2 p.m. (admission free).

PROFESSOR DAVID BELLAMY lectures on the subject of conservation, Department of Zoology, 4.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR N. HYTNER (Cameron Mackintosh Visiting Professor of Contemporary Theatre), with Dr J. Pitcher and Mr M. Gearin-Tosh: `The Winter's Tale: a workshop', St Catherine's, 5 p.m. (continues next Monday).

PROFESSOR C. HOOD: `A well regulated public sector?' (Green College Lectures: `The management of public services and the professions'), Witts Lecture Theatre, Radcliffe Infirmary, 6 p.m.

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Tuesday 23 January

EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT seminar: `Managing people—II: managing equal opportunities', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

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

J. RIDDY: `Praeterita: describing time' (lecture series: `Ruskin then and now'), Schools, 4.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR P. MULDOON (Professor of Poetry): `The end of the poem: "I tried to think a lonelier thing" by Emily Dickinson' (lecture series: `The end of the poem'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR D. PREZIOSI: `Seeing through art history (Part 2)' (Slade Lectures: `Seeing through art history'), Lecture Theatre, University Museum of Natural History, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

PROFESSOR R. CROMPTON, SIR MARRACK GOULDING, and PROFESSOR ADAM ROBERTS: `The Balkans' (seminar series: `The future of the nation-state'), Main Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

DR K. DATTA: `Forms of orientalism: Sister Nivedita's Hinduism and Kipling's Buddhism—a hundred years on' (Interdisciplinary Seminars in the Study of Religions), Lecture Room 1, Christ Church, 5 p.m.

M. CROOK: `The origins of French democracy: suffrage and citizenship, 1789–1848' (Seminar in Modern French History and Politics), Maison Française, 5 p.m.

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Wednesday 24 January

C. CLARKSON and R. Judd: `The conservation of a Hebrew treasure: the Kennicott Bible' (Friends of the Bodleian thirty-minute lecture), Cecil Jackson Room, Sheldonian Theatre, 1 p.m.

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

C. ATTWOOD: ` "Je meurs de soif auprès de la fontaine": inspiration et échange poétiques chez Charles d'Orléans' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

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Thursday 25 January

EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT seminar: `Dealing with harassment' (day 1), 10 a.m. (see information above).

PROFESSOR U. MEINHOF: `Changing nations, states, and identities in German–Polish border regions' (ESRC Research Programme on Transnational Communities), Senior Common Room, School of Geography, 2 p.m.

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Friday 26 January

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.)

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

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Saturday 27 January

ST ANNE'S COLLEGE: an evening of words and music, with Libby Purves, Rosemary Pountney, Wyn Davies, and Iestyn Edwards; reception in the Dining Hall, St Anne's, 6.30 p.m., followed by Words and Music and dinner; black tie optional (tickets £35 from St Anne's Development Office, tel. (2)74852).

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Sunday 28 January

THE REVD PROFESSOR DAVID A.S. FERGUSSON preaches (first Bampton Lecture: `Rendering unto Caesar'), St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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