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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 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).

DR N. ALLEN: `The articulation of time: issues in Indo-European comparativism' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminars: `The social construction of time'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

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.

THE BAND OF INSTRUMENTS (director Gary Cooper) perform orchestral music from Marc-Antoine Charpentier's opera Circé, New College chapel, 8.15 p.m. (tickets £10 (concessions £5) from the Playhouse Box Office, Beaumont Street, or at the door).

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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 (Hambro Professor of Opera Studies): `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).

THE RT. HON. LORD KINGSLAND: `Should the system of judicial appointment be altered?' (seminar series: `Politics and constitutional change under Labour'), Summer Common Room, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

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. CRAMPTON, 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.

UNIVERSITY CLUB wine-tasting (6/8 South Parks Road): Clarets from the 1995 vintage, 5.45 p.m. (admission £2 per person).

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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

PROFESSOR Z. MACH: `The social construction of national time: generational and other issues in the periodisation of national history in Poland' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminars: `The social construction of time'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

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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Monday 29 January

EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT seminar: `Managing people—III: dealing with people', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

E. SCHROEDER-BUTTERFILL: `Family structures, adoption, and elderly strategies in East Java' (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.

M. CIMENT: `Claude Sautet, peintre des passions humaines' (lecture), Maison Française, 5 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.

E. MILIBAND: `The case for Special Advisers to assist Ministers' (seminar series: `Politics and constitutional change under Labour'), Summer Common Room, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

DR A. WRIGHT: `Accountability versus professionalism?' (Green College Lectures: `The management of public services and the professions'), Witts Lecture Theatre, Radcliffe Infirmary, 6 p.m.

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Tuesday 30 January

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

R. HEWISON: ` "The teaching of art is the teaching of all things": Ruskin, art, and society' (lecture series: `Ruskin then and now'), Schools, 4.30 p.m.

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

O. IHL: `La formation des sciences de gouvernement en France, XIX–XXe siècles' (Seminar in Modern French History and Politics), Maison Française, 5 p.m.

LORD DAHRENDORF, EDWARD GARNIER, MP, and GILES RADICE, MP: `The impact of the European Union' (seminar series: `The future of the nation-state'), Main Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR KRISTIN THOMPSON (News International Visiting Professor of Broadcast Media): `Go with the flow? Analysing television' (lecture series: `Storytelling in film and television'), Exeter, 6 p.m.

PROFESSOR L. LEDDEROSE: `The quest for the perfect copy: bronze casting and the invention of printing in China' (Wolfson College Lectures: `China's technology transer to the world'), the Hall, Wolfson College, 6 p.m. (open to the public).

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Wednesday 31 January

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

M.-C. CANOVA-GREEN: `Espace et pouvoirs dans Les Plaisirs de l'Isle Enchantée (1644)' (seminar series: `Fêtes et Pouvoirs: 17e–20e siècles'), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR KRISTIN THOMPSON (News International Visiting Professor of Broadcast Media): `What do they think they're doing? Theory and practice in screenwriting' (lecture series: `Storytelling in film and television'), Exeter, 6 p.m.

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