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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: enquiries@learning.ox.ac.uk, Internet: http://www.learning.ox.ac.uk).

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Friday 20 October

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Steel: a mirror of life in Iran' (special exhibition), 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.)

EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT seminar: `Disabled students: access, inclusion, and fulfilling potential', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

S. ABRAM: `Loyalty and confidence: personality and identity in a Norwegian district council' (Ethnicity and Identity seminar series: `Corporate images and bureaucratic identities'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

SIR MICHAEL JAY: `Relationships within the EU: ménages à deux; ménages à trois; group therapy?' (seminar series: `Europe—and Britain'), European Studies Centre, St Antony's (70 Woodstock Road), 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR NICHOLAS HYTNER (Cameron Mackintosh Visiting Professor of Contemporary Theatre): `Art or showbiz' (lecture), Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's, 5 p.m.

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Sunday 22 October

MR DONALD HAY preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 23 October

DR S. HEALD: `Why it is never easy as ABC: discourses of AIDS in Botswana' (Fertility and Reproduction Seminars), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

PROFESSOR SIR GEOFFREY LLOYD: `The modalities of prediction' (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.

THE RT. REVD RICHARD HARRIES: `Religious representation in Parliament' (seminar series: `Politics and constitutional change under Labour'), Summer Common Room, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

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Tuesday 24 October

J. STEANE: `Medieval muniment rooms and record-keeping' (Friends of the Bodleian thirty-minute lecture), Cecil Jackson Room, Sheldonian, 1 p.m.

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

PROFESSOR M. BUCKLEY: `A dialectical pattern in the emergence of atheism' (D'Arcy Memorial Lectures: `The dialectical genesis of modern atheism'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. BROOME: `Global warming and the value of people's lives' (Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society seminars), Council Room, Main Building, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

M. BARNES: `The Norn language of Orkney and Shetland' (OED Forum), Rewley House, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. PLATT: `The rise and fall of mountain belts' (Hoskins Lecture), Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's, 5.30 p.m.

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Wednesday 25 October

GEN. WESLEY CLARK: `Strategic leadership in the new millennium' (public lecture), Milner Hall, Rhodes House, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR NICHOLAS HYTNER (Cameron Mackintosh Visiting Professor of Contemporary Theatre), with Nicholas Wright: `Commissioning and development of new plays' (lecture), Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR E.H. COOPER: `Geoffrey Chaucer: a sescentenary lecture', Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR C. HARVEY: `Reconstructing refugee status: law and the politics of interpretation' (Refugee Studies Centre: Seminars on Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR A. GOEHR lectures on Schoenberg (lecture series: `The composer speaks'), Holywell Music Room, 5 p.m.

D. POWIS: `The use of structured interviews and psychometric tests in undergraduate admissions' (Oxford Colleges Admissions Office seminar), New Seminar Room, St John's, 6 p.m. (those wishing to attend are asked to contact Dr Karen Bell, St John's).

DR F. JAMES: `Truth in science and religion. Chemistry and belief at the Royal College: the Declaration of the Students of the Natural Sciences, 1864–5' (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.)

THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET perform Wolf's Serenade in G major (1887), Schubert's Quartet in G major, D.887, and, with Teresa Cahill, soprano, Schoenberg's Second Quartet, in F sharp minor, Holywell Music Room, 8 p.m. (tickets £10/£5 from the Playhouse Box Office, Beaumont Street, or on the door).

PROFESSOR E. TIMMS: `Jewish contributions to European Modernism, 1890–1918' (David Patterson Lecture Series), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 8.15 p.m.

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Thursday 26 October

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

DR J. WALDREN: `Development and tourism: consequences for water resources' (panel discussion, in Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women seminar series: `Gender and water'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

THE RT. HON. CHRISTOPHER PATTEN: `Sovereignty and democracy' (Chatham Lecture), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR A. DULLES: `Religious freedom in Catholic teaching: John Paul II as an interpreter of Vatican II' (Becket Institute Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

C. TYERMAN: `Carole Hillenbrand's The Crusades: Islamic Perspectives (1999)', and R. Kana'an: `Adrian Boas, Crusader Archaeology: the Material Culture of the Latin East' (seminar series: `The medieval Mediterranean, c\.400–.1300'), Lady Brodie Room, St Hilda's, 5 p.m.

G. PIGEARD DE GURBERT: `Le jeu du possible dans Jacques le fataliste' (Research Seminar in Early Modern French Literature and Culture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

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Friday 27 October

DR M. MCDONALD: `Europe or Coca-Cola? Some problems at the Commission in Brussels' (Ethnicity and Identity seminar series: `Corporate images and bureaucratic identities'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Arthur Evans and the Knossos frescoes' (special exhibition), 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.)

SIR DAVID WEATHERALL: `The new genetics or the new eugenics?' (Sir Patrick Nairne Lecture), Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's, 5 p.m.

DR J. FORDER: `EMU—and Britain' (seminar series: `Europe—and Britain'), European Studies Centre, St Antony's (70 Woodstock Road), 5 p.m.

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Sunday 29 October

THE REVD STEPHEN HAMPTON preaches, Exeter, 10 a.m.

THE OXFORD GAMELAN SOCIETY (with dancers from the National Academy of Performing Arts, Surakarta): a concert of Indonesian music and dance, performing on the Bate Collection Gamelan, Kyai Madu Laras (tickets £8/£6 from the Playhouse Box Office, Beaumont Street, or on the door).

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Monday 30 October

EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT seminars: `Effective meetings', 9 a.m., and `Assertiveness' (for managers or supervisors—day 1), 2 p.m. (see information above).

DR S. TREMAYNE : `Runaway children in Iran and their sexual behaviour' (Fertility and Reproduction Seminars), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

PROFESSOR SIR GEOFFREY LLOYD: `The numbers of things' (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.

SIR MICHAEL WHEELER-BOOTH and Mr F. Vibert: `Britain and the EU—can our constitutional links become democratically accountable?' (seminar series: `Politics and constitutional change under Labour'), Summer Common Room, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

DR J. GOODRIDGE: `John Clare and eighteenth-century poetry' (Inter-faculty seminars: `Restoration to Reform, 1660–1832: British political, literary, intellectual, and social history'), Wordsworth Room, St Hugh's, 5.15 p.m.

SIR THOMAS ALLEN (Hambro Visiting Professor of Opera Studies): `Opera—it's not natural (pace Basil Bunting)' (inaugural lecture), Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's, 5.30 p.m. (tel. for tickets: (2)76133).

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Tuesday 31 October

EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT seminars: `Time management, for those who manage their own time', 9.30 a.m., and `Publications: from design to delivery', 9.45 a.m. (see information above).

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

PROFESSOR PAUL MULDOON (Professor of Poetry): `The end of the poem: "12 O'Clock News" by Elizabeth Bishop' (lecture series: `The end of the poem'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR M. BUCKLEY: `Thomas Aquinas and the atheistic drift of western religious culture' (D'Arcy Memorial Lectures: `The dialectical genesis of modern atheism'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. BAKER: `The common law as case-law', at 5 p.m., and `Legal fictions' at 6.10 p.m. (Clarendon Law Lectures: `The law's two bodies—some evidential problems in English legal history'), Law Faculty, St Cross Building.

FRANCES CAIRNCROSS: `Living with the new century' (Sir Alec Cairncross Memorial Lecture), Junior Common Room, St Peter's, 5 p.m

PROFESSOR D. GIBBS: `Governance, regimes, and local environmental policy making' (Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society seminars), Council Room, Main Building, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR U. KING: `Is there a future for religious studies as we know it? Some postmodern, feminist, and spiritual challenges' (Interdisciplinary Seminars in the Study of Religions: Robert Whyte Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR S. GREENFIELD: `From brain to mind' (public lectures: `Recent research on dyslexia'), Lecture Theatre, Computing Laboratory, 7.30 p.m.

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Wednesday 1 November

PROFESSOR J. BAKER: `Common usage and common learning' (Clarendon Law Lectures: `The law's two bodies—some evidential problems in English legal history'), Law Faculty, St Cross Building, 5 p.m. (followed by a seminar on the series, 6.10 p.m.).

PROFESSOR P. GATRELL: `Refugees and population displacement: a Russian perspective, 1915--18' (Refugee Studies Centre: Seminars on Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

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

PROFESSOR P. ATKINS: `The supremacy of science' (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.)

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