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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 March

EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT seminar: `Feedback to enhance teaching', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

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Monday 19 March

PROFESSOR J. HALL: `Human twins—myths, monsters, and models' (Litchfield Lecture), Wellcome Gene Centre, Churchill Hospital, 5 p.m. (tel. for information: Professor Angela Vincent, 222321, or Dr Susan Huson, 226024).

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Tuesday 20 March

EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT seminars: `Managing appraisal', 9.30 a.m., and `Job search skills for contract research staff', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

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Wednesday 21 March

EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT seminars: `Information overload: beat the bumph', 9.15 a.m., and `Assertiveness, for all staff' (day 2), 2 p.m. (see information above).

UNIVERSITY CLUB wine-tasting (6/8 South Parks Road): Some new additions to the wine-list, 5.45 p.m. (admission £2 per person).

POETRY READINGS (part of United Nations event): `Dialogue among cultures through poetry', Maison Française, 7.30 p.m.

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Thursday 22 March

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

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Friday 23 March

EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT seminar: `Team leadership' (day 1), 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

PROFESSOR J. ROTH: `Where do new genes come from?' (Leverhulme Lecture), Large Lecture Theatre, Department of Biochemistry, 4 p.m.

EUROPEAN MOVEMENT Open Forum: `European Union—fact and fiction' (with Chris Huhne, MEP), Maison Française, 7 p.m.

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Saturday 24 March

NEW COLLEGE CHOIR perform a programme of unaccompanied choral music by sixteenth- and twentieth-century composers, the chapel, New College, 7.30 p.m. (tickets, £10, from Colin Gordon, tel. 765298, e-mail colin.gordon@new.ox.ac.uk, or at the door).

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Monday 26 March

EXHIBITION of paintings in oil, watercolour, and pastel, by the Willowbeck and Stantonfield Groups, Mary Ogilvie Gallery, St Anne's, until 13 April; open daily 10 a.m. –4 p.m., subject to college commitments (visitors advised to enquire in advance with college lodge, (2)74800).

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Tuesday 27 March

PROFESSOR N. WHITE: `Drugs against malaria: the parasite fights back' (Woolf Lecture), Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's, 6 p.m.

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Wednesday 28 March

EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT seminars: `Effective interview preparation for contract research staff', 9.30 a.m., and `Coaching skills', 2 p.m. (see information above).

A CAPELLA PORTUGUESA (dir. Owen Rees) performs `Music for Philip II': works by Josquin, Cabezon, and Tallis, the chapel, Queen's, 8.15 p.m. (tickets £10/£8/£6 from the Oxford Playhouse, tel. 798600, or at the door).

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Thursday 29 March

PROFESSOR VALERIE BERAL: `The causes of breast cancer' (Archie Cochrane `Effectiveness and Efficiency' Lecture), Witts Lecture Theatre, Radcliffe Infirmary, 6 p.m.

KATHRYN STOTT (piano) and Federico Mondelci (saxophone) perform a programme including classical and contemporary music, with works by Debussy, Francaix, Paul Creston, Gershwin, Piazzolla, and a Francis Pott world première, Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's, 8 p.m. (tickets £10/£8 from the Oxford Playhouse: tel. 798600).

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Friday 30 March

G. HOWARD: `Paris—the literary city' (lecture, as part of the Oxford Literary Festival), Maison Française, 5.45 p.m. (tickets £4.50 from the Oxford Playhouse).

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Monday 2 April

THE BAND OF INSTRUMENTS perform orchestral music from Marc-Antoine Charpentier's opera Andromède, and the ballet suite from the composer's Prologue de Polieucte pour le Collège d'Harcourt, the chapel, New College, 8.30 p.m. (tickets £10/£5 from the Oxford Playhouse, tel. 798600, or at the door).

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Wednesday 4 April

TOM POSTER plays Beethoven's `Moonlight' Sonata, Chopin's Two Nocturnes, op. 27, Ravel's Gaspard de la Nuit, and Liszt's Rigoletto Paraphrase (Friends of Rewley House Annual Concert), Holywell Music Room, 8 p.m. (tickets £8/£5 from Rewley House, tel. (2)70360/(2)80367, or at the door).

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Thursday 5 April

COUNSELLING SERVICE closed (reopens 17 April).

EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT seminars: `Career review and planning for contract research staff', 9.30 a.m., and `Recruitment and selection for heads of department and heads of division', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

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Friday 6 April

SHELDONIAN THEATRE closed (reopens 17 April).

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Thursday 12 April

UNIVERSITY OFFICES closed (reopen 17 April).

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