Diary

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Friday 22 September

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Hats, caps, and coiffures: women's fashions', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.)

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Sunday 24 September

ST ANNE'S COLLEGE exhibition opens: `Intimate but not extinct'—engravings and drawings by Barry Cottrell (open 10 a.m.–4 p.m., until 14 October; tel. (2)74800 for changes to opening hours).

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Tuesday 26 September

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

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Wednesday 27 September

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

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Friday 29 September

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

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Saturday 30 September

ST ANNE'S COLLEGE: private view and wine reception for Senior Members of the University of exhibition `Intimate but not extinct'—engravings and drawings by Barry Cottrell, 5–7.30 p.m.

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Tuesday 3 October

CONGREGATION meeting, 12 noon (vice-Chancellor's Oration).

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

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Wednesday 4 October

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk (Dr Sue Sherratt): `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.)

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Thursday 5 October

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

PROFESSOR L. MACPHIE: `Genetics of dyslexia' (public lectures: `Recent research on dyslexia'), Lecture Theatre, Computing Laboratory, 7.30 p.m.

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Friday 6 October

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

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Sunday 8 October

MICHAELMAS FULL TERM begins.

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Tuesday 10 October

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `My Lady's Boudoir (toilet articles)', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.)

PROFESSOR M. PATERSON: `Contention resolution' (Strachey Lecture), Lecture Theatre, Computing Laboratory, 4.30 p.m.

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Wednesday 11 October

S. MICHAEL: `Iraqi influence on my Hebrew writing' (David Patterson Lecture Series), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 8.15 p.m.

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Thursday 12 October

J. DAVIES: `Water beneath their feet: aquifers that supply the needs of rural Africa' (Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Woman seminars: `Gender and water'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m. (followed by book launch, 4–6 p.m., in the Dining Room, Queen Elizabeth House).

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Friday 13 October

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

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Tuesday 17 October

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

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Thursday 19 October

B. PAGE: `Women and the social production of water in twentieth-century Cameroon' (Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Woman seminars: `Gender and water'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

Speaker to be announced: `Gene therapy: promises or problems?' (St Catherine's College Millennium Lecture Series: `The impact of the Human Genome Project on society'), Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's, 5 p.m.

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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.)

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Tuesday 24 October

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.)

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Wednesday 25 October

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

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

THE RT. HON. CHRISTOPHER PATTEN: `The future of East–West relations' (Chatham Lecture), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

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