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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 20 April

EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT seminar: `Approaches to lecturing: practice sessions', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Japanese landscape prints by Hiroshige' (special display), 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.)

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Saturday 21 April

COLLOQUIUM: `Tradition and identity in fin-de-siècle art', Maison Française, 9.30 a.m.–6 p.m. (continues tomorrow).

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Sunday 22 April

CHRIST CHURCH Picture Gallery exhibition opens: paintings, drawings, and reliefs by Sarah Cawkwell, with a parallel display of complementary drawings by Titian, Dürer, Ribera, and others (until 16 May).

THE REVD ROBIN GRIFFITH-JONES preaches the St Mark's Day Sermon, Magdalen, 10 a.m.

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Monday 23 April

C. GAUVARD: `King and justice in France' (seminar series: `Histoire médiévale comparée: France, Angleterre, Pays-Bays'), Maison Française, 2 p.m.

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Tuesday 24 April

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

DR R. GOULDING: `Thomas Harriot, geometer' (Thomas Harriot Lecture), Oriel, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. SCHEID: `Imperator Caesar Augustus and religion' (Nellie Wallace Lecture), Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR B. VAN FRAASSEN: `The visible world' (John Locke Lectures in Philosophy: `Structure and perspective: an empiricist view'), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. BROOM: `Why economics needs ethical theory', and PROFESSOR B. FINE: `Economic imperialism—a view from the periphery' (series of `Dialogues in Economics'), Harris Manchester, 5 p.m.

F. BENSIMON: `La caricature anglaise et les révolutions françaises (1789, 1830, 1848, 1871)' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

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Wednesday 25 April

EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT seminars: `Listening skills' (part 1), 9.30 a.m.; `Introductory statistical modelling for research: introduction to linear modelling', 3 p.m.; `Descriptive statistics for research: variability in statistical analysis', 3 p.m. (see information above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk (Dr Oliver Impey): `Japanese decorative arts of the Meiji Period', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.)

A. HEATH: `Does knowledge help voters make better choices?' and R. JONES: `Political knowledge and public opinion: the interesting case of Belgium' (seminar series: `New perspectives on political attitudes and voting behaviour in Europe'), Maison Française, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR M. RISSANEN: `The development of native and borrowed linking words in English' (Times Lecture), Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. ROTH: `Into the arms of strangers: ethical dilemmas during and after the Holocaust' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 8 p.m.

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Thursday 26 April

EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT seminar: `Memory skills', 1.30 p.m. (see information above).

PROFESSOR P. THOMSON: `A clash of cultures? The impact of the Norman Conquest' (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 W. GILLIES: `Approaches to Gaelic poetry' (O'Donnell Lectures: `Scottish Gaelic literature'), the Hall, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. NYE: `The US, East Asia, and the Pacific: challenges and prospects' (All Souls College Foreign Policy Studies Programme: `The United States and East Asian security'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

I. SHAHID: `France in the Arabic poetic mirror: Ahmad Shawqi and Napoleon Bonaparte' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

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Friday 27 April

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM exhibition opens: `Hiroshige's views of Mount Fuji' (until 3 June).

EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT seminars: `Gender in teaching', 9.30 a.m., and `Team leadership' (day 2), 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Samuel Palmer (the Shoreham Period and etchings)', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.)

PROFESSOR W. GILLIES: `The form and content of Gaelic verse' (O'Donnell Lectures: `Scottish Gaelic literature'), the Hall, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. MALLORY: `The cultural worlds of the Indo-Europeans' (Marett Memorial Lecture), Saskatchewan Lecture Room, Exeter, 5 p.m.

A. AYME: `Offenbach et Gilbert et Sullivan: des cousins à la mode et (Grande- )Bretagne?' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

TASMIN LITTLE and Piers Lane perform works for violin and piano by Brahms, Bach, Bartók, Arvo Part, and César Franck, Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's, 8 p.m. (tickets £12/£8 from the Oxford Playhouse: tel. 798600).

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Sunday 29 April

THE REVD DR LIZ CARMICHAEL preaches the Ramsden Sermon, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

CHAMBER MUSIC concert: Mark Peskanov (violin), Caroline Wolff (violin), Roger Chase (viola), Colin Carr (cello), Christian Geldsetzer (bass), Anthony Pay (clarinet), Richard Watkins (horn), and Ursula Levaux (bassoon) perform Beethoven's Septet and Schubert's Octet, 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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Monday 30 April

MARK PESKANOV (violin): 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).

M. BOONE speaks in seminar series `Histoire médiévale comparée: France, Angleterre, Pays-Bays', Maison Française, 2 p.m.

PROFESOR J. KLEIN (Dr Lee's Professor of Chemistry): `Soft matter: from hieroglyphics to biolubrication' (Inaugural Lecture), Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory, 4.30 p.m.

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Tuesday 1 May

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Simply statues—a look at Indian sculpture', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.)

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

PROFESSOR B. SHELDON: `The effectiveness of community care services' (seminar series: `Evidence-based practice'), Barnett House, Wellington Square, 5 p.m.

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Wednesday 2 May

EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT seminars: `Listening skills' (part 2), 9.30 a.m.; `Introduction to the University for administrative and library staff (session I): welcome to the University', 2 p.m.; `Introductory statistical modelling for research: hypothesis testing, confidence intervals, and prediction in linear models', 3 p.m.; `Descriptive statistics for research: probability', 3 p.m. (see information above).

C. FRANKLIN: `Shakespeare's sonnets as calligraphy: an endeavour by Oxford scribes' (Friends of the Bodleian thirty-minute lecture), Cecil Jackson Room, Sheldonian, 1 p.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk (Dr Christopher Brown, Director): `Rubens and Van Dyck', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.)

N. MAYER and G. GRUNBERG: Presentation of the Democracy Survey (Stanford/CEVIPOF) (seminar series: `New perspectives on political attitudes and voting behaviour in Europe'), Maison Française, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. AUDI: `Rationality in thought and action' (Wilde Lectures on Natural and Comparative Religion: `Rationality and religious commitment (Part I): epistemological foundations—rationality, justification, and knowledge'), Schools, 5 p.m.

IAN McEWAN: `Literature and human nature' (Richard Hillary Lecture), St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR M.A. STONES: `The manuscript tradition: Chrétien de Troyes and his continuators, the Lancelot-Graal, Parzival and the Tavola Ritonda: concealing and revealing' (Waynflete Lectures: `Seeing the Grail: the dynamics of a medieval myth'), Grove Auditorium, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR A. STEINWEIS: `The "antisemitism of reason": Nazi research on Jews and Judaism' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 8 p.m.

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