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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 17 November

EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT seminar: `Examining and assessing undergraduates', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

MAISON FRANÇAISE study-day: `La famille aujourd'hui' (Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France), Maison Française, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

DR A. COLES: `Profiles of DIFID and aid agencies' (Ethnicity and Identity seminar series: `Corporate images and bureaucratic identities'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

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

PROFESSOR R. TUCK: `Hooker's political thought' (Richard Hooker 400th anniversary lectures), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR S. FREDMAN: `A British Bill of Rights—Britain and the incorporation of the European Convention on Human Rights' (seminar series: `Europe—and Britain'), European Studies Centre, St Antony's (70 Woodstock Road), 5 p.m.

J. TEMPLE-LANG: `The Commission and the European Parliament—an uncertain relationship' (public lecture), Council Room, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET perform Webern's Langsamer Satz (1905) (with Chisato Kusunoki, piano); Schumann's Piano Quintet in E flat, op. 44; Beethoven's Quartet in A minor, op. 132, Holywell Music Room, 8 p.m. (tickets £10/£5 from the Playhouse Box Office, Beaumont Street, or on the door).

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Saturday 18 November

CHRIST CHURCH Picture Gallery exhibitions open: works by Neil Drury and Catherine Binnie (until 17 December); the Life of Christ (until February)

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Sunday 19 November

PROFESSOR RICHARD PARISH preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

DAVID MILES: `The Milton Jewel and the origins of England' (lecture), Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean, 3 p.m.

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Monday 20 November

DR M. MABILIA: `Mothers' violation of post-partum taboos and its reflection on infant health among the Wagogo of Tanzania' (Fertility and Reproduction Seminars), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

DR J. FISHER: `Globalisation, panzootics, and prophylactic policies: responses to the global epizootic of contagious bovine pleuro-pneumonia 1830–60' (seminar series: `History of medicine speaking to public health policy'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR SIR GEOFFREY LLOYD: `Individuals and institutions' (Sir Isaiah Berlin Lectures in the History of Ideas: `The ambitions of curiosity: the development of systematic inquiry in ancient Greece and China'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR NICHOLAS HYTNER (Cameron Mackintosh Visiting Professor of Contemporary Theatre): `What makes theatre theatrical' (lecture), Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's, 5 p.m.

RT. HON. BARONESS DEAN: `The Political Honours Scrutiny Committee: how it works' (seminar series: `Politics and constitutional change under Labour'), Summer Common Room, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

D. PARSONS: `The vocabulary of English place-names' (OED Forum), Rewley House, 5 p.m.

TRIO FIBONACCI perform contemporary works for piano, violin, and cello by Wolfgang Rihm, André Ristic, York Holler, and Michael Finnissy, Holywell Music Room, 8 p.m. (tickets £10/£5 from the Playhouse Box Office, Beaumont Street, or on the door).

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Tuesday 21 November

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM exhibition opens: Portraits of John Ruskin, including Millais' Ruskin at Glenfinlas (until 21 January).

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

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

PROFESSOR M. BUCKLEY: `The negation of atheism: from deconstruction to dialectic' (D'Arcy Memorial Lectures: `The dialectical genesis of modern atheism'), Schools, 4 p.m.

PROFESSOR J.H. BROOKE (Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion): `Of scientists and their gods' (inaugural lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

RT. HON. PATRICIA HEWITT, MP: `Creating competitive advantage in the knowledge economy' (Lubbock Lecture in Management Studies), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR TOBY BARNARD: `Ascendancies and ascents in Ireland, 1649–1700' (lecture to inaugurate the Armstrong–Macintyre–Markham Fellowship in History at Hertford College), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR D. COSGROVE: `Ruskin, Oxford, and the geographical imagination' (Ashmolean Museum public lecture), Lecture Theatre, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m. (admission free).

A. GOULDSON: `Environmental regulation: co-operation and the capacity for control' (Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society seminars), Council Room, Main Building, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

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Wednesday 22 November

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM study-day: `Modern Chinese paintings', Ashmolean, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. (Cost: £18/£5. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.--1 p.m.)

EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT seminar: `Managing induction', 2 p.m. (see information above).

DR A. MENDELSOHN: `What is a technical fix? Scenes from nineteenth-century public health' (seminar postponed from 30 October, in series `History of medicine speaking to public health policy'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR P.P. CRAIG (Professor of English Law): `Constitutions, constitutionalism, and the EU' (inaugural lecture), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR D. CROISSANT: `Courtly romances: picturing passion in the Tale of Genji' (William Cohn Memorial Lecture), lecture theatre, Ashmolean, 5 p.m.

H. SLIM: `Rights-based humanitarianism: what do we mean? How does it help?' (Refugee Studies Centre: Seminars on Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

BENT SORENSEN lectures in series `The composer speaks', Holywell Music Room, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR U. FRITH: `The interplay of environment, cognitive and biological factors in dyslexia' (public lectures: `Recent research on dyslexia'), Lecture Theatre, Computing Laboratory, 7.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR K. WARD: `What would Wilberforce say now?' (lecture series to mark the 140th anniversary of the Wilberforce/Huxley Debate: `Borders of science and faith'), University Museum of Natural History, 7.30 p.m. (Admission £5.50: advance tickets from the Department for Continuing Education, tel. (2)70380/(2)70308/(2)70391.)

PROFESSOR E. BUDICK: `Negative pedagogy and the question of the human in Aharon Applefeld's Holocaust fiction' (David Patterson Lecture Series), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 8.15 p.m.

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Thursday 23 November

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

MAISON FRANÇAISE postgraduate conference: `Les études françaises à Oxford', Maison Française, 10.30 a.m.–6.30 p.m. (continues tomorrow).

PROFESSOR S. KENDALL: `The first drink of life' (Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women seminars: `Gender and water'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

G. GASPER: `Translations of the Greek Fathers in the twelfth-century East', and A. INOWLOCKI: `Transmission of Jewish Hellenistic texts through Eusebius of Caesarea' (seminar series: `The medieval Mediterranean, .400–.1300'), Lady Brodie Room, St Hilda's, 5 p.m. PROFESSOR PAUL LUNA: `Designing definitions: dictionary design from Webster to CD- ROM' (Oxford Bibliographical Society lecture), Taylor Institution, 5.15 p.m.

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Friday 24 November

EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT seminar: `Writing research papers, abstracts, and posters', 9.15 a.m. (see information above).

H. CALLAN: `Identities under construction: the case of international education' (Ethnicity and Identity seminar series: `Corporate images and bureaucratic identities'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Nubia and the Shrine of Taharqa', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.)

PROFESSOR B. VICKERS: `Hooker's rhetoric' (Richard Hooker 400th anniversary lectures), Schools, 5 p.m.

G. AVERY: `Europe—and Britain: a view from Brussels' (seminar series: `Europe—and Britain'), European Studies Centre, St Antony's (70 Woodstock Road), 5 p.m.

THE FLORESTAN TRIO perform works by Haydn, Fauré, and Schubert, Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's, 8 p.m. (tickets £10/£7.50 from the Oxford Playhouse: tel. 798600).

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