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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 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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Saturday 19 May

THE JOAN CONWAY SCHOLARS 2000--1---Andrew Skidmore, cello, and Anna Wilby, percussion: recital, Holywell Music Room, 11.30 a.m. (free of charge and open to the public).

MARY RACE: piano recital, Queen's, 1.10 p.m. (admission free; retiring collection).

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Sunday 20 May

THE REVD PROFESSOR DAVID FERGUSSON preaches (Seventh Bampton Lecture: `Concepts of a national church'), St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 21 May

DR S. KITZINGER: `Touch in childbirth: an analysis of its function and meanings' (Fertility and Reproduction seminars), basement Seminar Room, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

PROFESSOR B. SIMPSON: ` "That foul assembly": the British role in negotiating the Univeral Declaration of Human Rights' (Bapsybanoo Marchioness of Winchester Lectures), Seminar Room A, St Cross Building, 2 p.m.

O. DE LABORDERIE: `Royal genealogies in England in the fifteenth century' (seminar series: `Histoire médiévale comparée: France, Angleterre, Pays-Bays'), Maison Française, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR M. TESSIER-LAVIGNE: `Wiring the brain: the logic and molecular mechanisms of axonal guidance' (J.W. Jenkinson Memorial Lecture), Lecture Theatre A, Zoology/Psychology Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR O. GJELSVIK: `Free will' (Balliol College: Visiting Fellows' Lectures), Balliol, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR G. PASQUINO and DR D. HINE (leading discussion): `The outcome of the Italian General Election of 13 May', St Antony's, 8.30 p.m.

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Tuesday 22 May

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

DR S. LEE: `Digitising the Wilfred Owen collection: special collections and new technologies' (Friends of the Bodleian thirty-minute lecture), Cecil Jackson Room, Sheldonian, 1 p.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM GALLERY TALK: `Jules Flandrin (1871--1947)' (exhibition), 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.--1 p.m.)

PROFESSOR B. VAN FRAASSEN: `Metaphysical oblivion: realism's return' (John Locke Lectures in Philosophy: `Structure and perspective: an empiricist view'), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR O. GJELSVIK: `Weak will' (Balliol College: Visiting Fellows' Lectures), Balliol, 5 p.m.

S. STRONG: `Protecting religious liberties through the religious precedence test: a legal theory for pluralist states' (Church and State seminars), Becket Institute, St Hugh's, 5 p.m.

SALMAN KHURSHID (former Foreign Minister of India): `Muslims and Indian democracy' (lecture), Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, George Street, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR B. SIMPSON: `Human rights and the end of empire: the genesis of the European Convention on Human Rights' (Bapsybanoo Marchioness of Winchester Lectures), Lecture Theatre II, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR R.N. LEBOW: `Learning from the Cold War' (seminar), Deakin Room, Founder's Building, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

N. HEWITT: `Céline and Montmartre: back to Bohemia' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

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Wednesday 23 May

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM PRACTICAL WORKSHOP: `Flandrin and the fin-de-siècle', 10 a.m.--4 p.m. (Cost: £25. Tel. for details: (2)78015, 9 a.m.--1 p.m.)

ORGAN RECITAL by Clive Driskill-Smith (Christ Church), the chapel, Queen's, 1.10 p.m. (admission free; retiring collection).

PROFESSOR B. SIMPSON: `Lord Devlin and human rights: the missing passages in the Devlin Commission Report on the Emergency in Nyasaland' (Bapsybanoo Marchioness of Winchester Lectures), Law Board Room, St Cross Building, 2 p.m.

R. ANDERSEN: `Social class and vote: some evidence against the individualisation thesis' and

N. GAVIN: `Class voting in voters' words: analyses of qualitative data on voting preferences' (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: analysing experimental data using ANOVA techniques', 3 p.m., and `Descriptive statistics for research: resampling methods', 3 p.m. (see information above).

BISHOP JOHN S. SPONG: `Casting aside the traditional Christian mythology' (public lecture, followed by discussion), the chapel, Mansfield, 4 p.m. (worship at 6 p.m.).

PROFESSOR R. AUDI: `Internal challenges to the rationality of religious commitment' (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 A. CHANIOTIS: `Christians, Jews, and pagans at Aphrodisias in late antiquity' (David Lewis Memorial Lecture), Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR M.A. STONES: `Structures and transformations: patterns of rejection and reception-- -patrons and makers' (Waynflete Lectures: `Seeing the Grail: the dynamics of a medieval myth'), Grove Auditorium, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

DR R. BOCCO: `International and local aid during the second Intifada (October 2000--February 2001): an analysis of Palestinian public opinion in the West Bank and Gaza Strip' (Refugee Studies Centre: Seminars on Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

R.W. APPLE: `Partners in dumbing down? The politicians and the press' (Iain Walker Memorial Lecture), Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR M. HART: `Franz Boas as German, American, Jew' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 8 p.m.

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Thursday 24 May

DR S. TOUSSAINT: ` "Sister, I need to talk with you": negotiating cultural landscapes in northern Aboriginal Australia' (Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women seminars: `Women changing their worlds'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. AUDI: `The challenge of naturalism' (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 P. THOMSON: `England and the twelfth-century Renaissance' (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.

PROFESSOR C. EMERSON: `Mussorgsky and the Russian art-song' (illustrated lecture, with Philip Bullock, pianist), Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 5 p.m.

DR B. VOGEL: `The importance of Konrad Adenauer's legacy' (public lecture---in German with simultaneous translation), Main Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY TEACHERS MEETING: the prospective parliamentary candidates for Oxford East and Oxford West and Abingdon will answer questions on higher education, Lecture Hall, Rewley House, 5 p.m.

C. BELIN: `L'imaginaire dans Les Pensées' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR PHILIP GOSSETT (Hambro Visiting Professor of Opera): `Ornamenting Rossini and transposing Bellini' (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).

BISHOP JOHN S. SPONG: `Developing a new Christ mythology for the twenty-first century' (public lecture, followed by discussion), the chapel, Mansfield, 7.30 p.m.

NEW CHAMBER OPERA performs Rossini's Il Signor Bruschino, with ornamentation by Professor Philip Gossett (Hambro Visiting Professor of Opera), the antechapel, New College, 8.15 p.m. (tickets from the Oxford Playhouse: tel. Oxford 798600).

THE ZIMMERMAN TRIO: concert, Queen's, 8.15 p.m. (admission £6/£3).

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Friday 25 May

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM GALLERY TALK: `Eighteenth-century European painting', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.--1 p.m.)

DR I. DOUGLAS-HAMILTON: `Can ivory towers help elephants?' (inaugural Dawkins Prize Lecture on Animal Conservation), University Museum of Natural History, 5 p.m. (tickets not required).

THE REVD PROFESSOR JOHN MCMANNERS: `Bishop Heber' (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: `How the nervous system remembers?' (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 C. EMERSON: `Bakhtin's Carnival and the continuation of the world' (lecture), lecture room 2, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

NEW CHAMBER OPERA performs Rossini's Il Signor Bruschino, with ornamentation by Professor Philip Gossett (Hambro Visiting Professor of Opera), the antechapel, New College, 8.15 p.m. (tickets from the Oxford Playhouse: tel. Oxford 798600).

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