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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 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.

SUNANDA DATTA-RAY: `The superpowers of the future' (lecture), Rainolds Room, Corpus Christi, 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; reserved for college members until ten days before the event).

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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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Tuesday 20 February

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

EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT seminar: `Recruitment and selection for all staff' (day 2), 1.15 p.m. (see information above).

CONGREGATION meeting, Sheldonian Theatre, 2 p.m. (debate on the salaries of academic staff: see `University Agenda' above).

DR DAVID HINE, SIR MICHAEL JAY, and DR KALYPSO NICOLAÏDIS: `West European experience in comparative perspective' (seminar series: `The future of the nation-state'), Main Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

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

DR J.-C. GALEY: `Knowledge as dwelling: the ethnologist and phenomenonology' (Radhakrishnan Memorial Lectures: `Translating across boundaries: the experience of comparison with reference to Indian studies, anthropology, and philosophy'), Schools, 5 p.m.

T. WINTER: `The forgetting of Hawa: Iragaray and Muslim gender discourses' (Interdisciplinary Seminars in the Study of Religions), Lecture Room 1, Christ Church, 5 p.m.

E. SULEIMAN: `Can the French state be modernised?' (Seminar in Modern French History and Politics), Maison Française, 5 p.m.

DR H. ANHEIER: `The third sector in Europe: growth and transformation' (seminar series: `Current issues in social policy'), Barnett House, Wellington Square, 5 p.m.

JULIE TROTTIER: `Water discourses in the West Bank and Gaza' (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 T. BARRETT: `The rise and spread of printing' (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 21 February

EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT seminars: `Managing induction', 10 a.m., and `Descriptive statistics for research: hypothesis testing I', 3 p.m. (see information above).

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

PROFESSOR D. PREZIOSI: `The crystalline veil and the phallomorphic imaginary' (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: `The contemporary Béarnais farming family' (Evans-Pritchard Lectures: `Home, family, and property in Béarn, south-west France'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

UNIVERSITY CLUB wine-tasting (6/8 South Parks Road): Madeiras, 5.45 p.m. (admission £2 per person).

THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET perform Smetana's Quartet No. 1 in E minor (`Aus meinem Leben'), Berg's Lyric Suite, and a new work by composer Graham Lack, Holywell Music Room, 8 p.m. (tickets £10 (concessions £5) from the Playhouse Box Office, Beaumont Street, or at the door; free pre-concert talk by Graham Lack, Music Room, 5 p.m.).

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Thursday 22 February

EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT seminars: `Presentation skills' (day 2), 9.30 a.m., and `Risk assessment in manual handling', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

DR V. EVERGETI: `Identity politics within borderline minorities: Muslim communities in Western Thrace' (ESRC Research Programme on Transnational Communities), Senior Common Room, School of Geography, 2 p.m.

DR KJERSTI LARSEN: `Initiation rituals, suppression, and power: re- searching gender in Zanzibar' (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.

GRAHAM LACK and KALEVI AHO lead a composition workshop for student musicians (lecture series: `The Composer Speaks'), Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 4 p.m.

DR RICHARD GAMESON: `The scribe speaks? Signed manuscripts from Flanders c.1000' (Oxford Bibliographical Society lecture), Taylor Institution, 5.15 p.m.

X. SALMON: `Versailles: de la demeure publique à la demeure privée' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. COSTANZA: `Valuing the Earth' (Linacre Lectures: `Managing the Earth'), Lecture Theatre A, Zoology/Psychology Building, 5.30 p.m.

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Friday 23 February

EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT seminar: `Presentation skills' (day 2), 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

M. MACDONALD: `Cash flows and financial cycles: how time and timing shape the market for professional athletic talent' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminars: `The social construction of time'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET (with Rahel Jones, viola, and Alexander Borthwick, cello) perform Mozart's Quartet in D major, K.575, and Schoenberg's Verklärte Nacht, Holywell Music Room, 1 p.m. (tickets £5 (concessions £2.50) from the Playhouse Box Office, Beaumont Street, or at the door).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Ceramics: the blue and white trail', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.)

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

SIR RICHARD WILSON: `Civil service reform' (seminar series: British Government and Politics), Brasenose, 5 p.m.

F. JOST: `La place des séries dans les stratégies de programmation des chaînes' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

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Saturday 24 February

MAISON FRANÇAISE conference: `Collecting antiquities', Maison Française, 10 a.m.–5.30 p.m. (information from J. Elsner, Corpus Christi).

ALICE GRIBBIN (soprano): lunchtime recital, the chapel, Queen's, 1.10 p.m. (admission free; retiring collection).

ST ANNE'S COLLEGE (Mary Ogilvie Gallery): private view of `Swing Me', a collection of photographs featuring installation work by Vlad Nanca (Art University of Bucharest, Romania), 6–8.30 p.m. (open to members of the University; exhibition continues until 9 March).

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