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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 23 February

EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT seminar: `Presentation skills' (day 2), 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

M. MACDONALD: `Cash flows and financial cycles: how time and timing shape the market for professional athletic talent' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminars: `The social construction of time'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET (with Rahel Jones, viola, and Alexander Borthwick, cello) perform Mozart's Quartet in D major, K.575, and Schoenberg's Verklärte Nacht, Holywell Music Room, 1 p.m. (tickets £5 (concessions £2.50) from the Playhouse Box Office, Beaumont Street, or at the door).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Ceramics: the blue and white trail', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.)

PROFESSOR C. DYER: `Leisure and work' (Ford's Lectures in British History: `An age of transition? Economy and society in the later Middle Ages'), Schools, 5 p.m.

SIR RICHARD WILSON: `Civil service reform' (seminar series: British Government and Politics), Brasenose, 5 p.m.

F. JOST: `La place des séries dans les stratégies de programmation des chaînes' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

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Saturday 24 February

MAISON FRANÇAISE conference: `Collecting antiquities', Maison Française, 10 a.m.–5.30 p.m. (information from J. Elsner, Corpus Christi).

ALICE GRIBBIN (soprano): lunchtime recital, the chapel, Queen's, 1.10 p.m. (admission free; retiring collection).

ST ANNE'S COLLEGE (Mary Ogilvie Gallery): private view of `Swing Me', a collection of photographs featuring installation work by Vlad Nanca (Art University of Bucharest, Romania), 6–8.30 p.m. (open to members of the University; exhibition continues until 9 March).

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Sunday 25 February

THE REVD DR STEPHEN BARTON preaches the Sermon on the Grace of Humility, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 26 February

K. BLAKEMORE: `South Asian elderly in Britain' (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.

MAISON FRANÇAISE study-day: `Le Conseil Constitutionnel', Maison Française, 3–5.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. LUST: `Textual criticism of the Old Testament and its relation to textual criticism of the New Testament, with examples taken from Ezekiel' (Grinfield Lectures: `The Septuagint of Ezekiel—select topics'), Schools, 5 p.m. (followed by discussion).

PROFESSOR P. AGHION: `Volatility in emerging market economies' (Clarendon Lectures in Economics: `Volatility and growth'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR G. HAY: `The challenges of competition policy' (seminar series), Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Wolfson College, 5 p.m.

SIR MURDO MACLEAN and MRS MARY ROBERTSON: `Organising the Government's business in Parliament' (seminar series: `Politics and constitutional change under Labour'), Summer Common Room, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

SIR SYDNEY KENTRIDGE, QC: `The story so far' (Tanner Lectures on Human Values: `Human rights: a sense of proportion'), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

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Tuesday 27 February

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

LADY MARGARET HALL exhibition opens (private view, 6.30 p.m.): `Maggi Hambling: Good Friday 1965–2001—paintings, drawings, and sculpture, and sunrise crosses', Jerwood Room and Chapel, Lady Margaret Hall (open 12 noon–2 p.m.; until 14 March, and 17–28 April).

PROFESSOR J. CLASEN: `The contributory principle: a paradox within contemporary British social policy?' (seminar series: `Current issues in social policy'), Barnett House, Wellington Square, 4 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. LUST: ` "Tendenz" in the Septuagint of Ezekiel'(Grinfield Lectures: `The Septuagint of Ezekiel—select topics'), Schools, 5 p.m. (followed by discussion).

PROFESSOR P. AGHION: `Currency crises and monetary policy' (Clarendon Lectures in Economics: `Volatility and growth'), Schools, 5 p.m.

FORMER SENATOR GARY HART, PROFESSOR DESMOND KING, and IAN SCOTT: `The United States: nation-building, ethnic diversity, and multi-culturalism' (seminar series: `The future of the nation-state'), Main Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

SIR SYDNEY KENTRIDGE, QC: `How will it end?' (Tanner Lectures on Human Values: `Human rights: a sense of proportion'), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

DR A. CHESTER: `Jesus transformed' (second series of Speaker's Lectures in Biblical Studies: `Future hope and present reality'), Schools, 5 p.m.

J. BAUBEROT: `La laïcité française face à la crise des "idéaux modernes" ' (Seminar in Modern French History and Politics), Maison Française, 5 p.m.

D. BRUCE: `The ethics of GM crops and food' (Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society seminars), ground-floor Council Room, Mansfield, 5 p.m. (admission free and open to the public).

PROFESSOR HO PENG YOKE: `The gunpowder epic' (Wolfson College Lectures: `China's technology transfer to the world'), the Hall, Wolfson College, 6 p.m. (open to the public).

CONCERT IN MEMORY of Robert Sherlaw Johnson, including works by the composer, performed by musicians who knew and worked with him, Holywell Music Room, 8 p.m. (ticket enquiries: tel. (2)76133, e-mail steven.thompson@music.ox.ac.uk).

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Wednesday 28 February

T.A. BIRRELL: `William Carter (executed 1584), recusant printer, bookseller, and scribe' (Friends of the Bodleian thirty-minute lecture), Cecil Jackson Room, Sheldonian Theatre, 1 p.m.

ROD THOMSON: organ recital, the chapel, Queen's, 1.10 p.m. (admission free; retiring collection).

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

TIMBERLAKE WERTENBAKER: `The voices we hear' (lecture), Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum, 3.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. LUST: `Symmachus lexicography: Ezekiel'(Grinfield Lectures: `The Septuagint of Ezekiel—select topics'), Schools, 5 p.m. (followed by discussion).

PROFESSOR D. PREZIOSI: `The museum of what you shall have been' (Slade Lectures: `Seeing through art history'), Lecture Theatre, University Museum of Natural History, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

THE REVD DR TIMOTHY JENKINS: `Local politics and land use' (Evans-Pritchard Lectures: `Home, family, and property in Béarn, south-west France'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

DR K. TUNSTALL: `Birth of a monster? Racine on silent film' (New Seminar in Modern Languages series), Lecture Room 6, New College, 5.15 p.m.

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Thursday 1 March

PROFESSOR G. BLAKE: `Geographical contributions to international boundary questions' (ESRC Research Programme on Transnational Communities), Senior Common Room, School of Geography, 2 p.m.

NAFISA SHAH: `The politics of honour killings in Pakistan: unravelling stories under the word Ghairat' (Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women seminars: `Research as revision: practices and theories in cross-cultural gender research'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR P. AGHION: `Technology and volatility in 2001' (Clarendon Lectures in Economics: `Volatility and growth'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR W.H. BARBER: `Voltaire after Besterman' (Besterman Lecture), Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

SIR JOHN BROWNE: `The role of corporate leadership' (Linacre Lectures: `Managing the Earth'), Lecture Theatre A, Zoology/Psychology Building, 5.30 p.m. (applications for tickets to the College Secretary, Linacre College, by 22 February: tel. Oxford (2)71657, e-mail: jane.edwards@linacre.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR A.S. BURROWS (Norton Rose Professor of Commercial and Financial Law): `We do this at Common Law but that at Equity' (inaugural lecture), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 5.45 p.m.

PROFESSOR S. RINGEN: `Values and norms: what are they, where do they come from, and is it any of the government's business?' (seminar), Committee Room, Green College, 6 p.m.

QUEEN'S COLLEGE CHOIR perform Renaissance and twentieth-century works for Holy Week, including motets by Victoria and Poulenc, the chapel, Queen's, 8.15 p.m. (admission £5/£3 at the door).

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Friday 2 March

RABBI DR S. STERN: `The early rabbinic concept of time: anthropological perspectives' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminars: `The social construction of time'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

JULIA SOMERVILLE: `Politics and the media' (seminar series: British Government and Politics), Brasenose, 5 p.m.

THE RT. REVD RICHARD HARRIES: `The Crucifixion in Western art' (lecture), Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret Hall, 5.15 p.m.

CRAIG OGDEN and Alison Stephens perform works for guitar and mandolin by Villa- Lobos, Hatzopoulos, Vivaldi, and Masaji, Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's, 8 p.m. (tickets £10/£7.50 from the Oxford Playhouse: tel. 798600).

PERFORMANCE OF OPERA The Word, by John Caldwell, Catholic Chaplaincy, St Aldate's, 8.30 p.m. (tickets from the Playhouse).

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Saturday 3 March

MAISON FRANÇAISE conference: `Le surréalisme appartient-il au XXe siècle?', Maison Française, 9.30 a.m. (continues tomorrow).

ALEXANDER KARALIS-ISAAC (classical guitar): lunchtime recital, the chapel, Queen's, 1.10 p.m. (admission free; retiring collection).

PERFORMANCE OF OPERA The Word, by John Caldwell, Catholic Chaplaincy, St Aldate's, 3 p.m. (tickets from the Playhouse).

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Sunday 4 March

PROFESSOR JOHN BROOKE preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 5 March

EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT seminar: `Managing people—V: performance management', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

MAISON FRANÇAISE conference: `La communication politique en France et en Grande-Bretagne entre tradition et mutation', Maison Française, 9.30 a.m.–5 p.m.

V. HIONIDOU: `The position of the elderly in the Greek family in the early twentieth century' (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.

THE RT. HON. BARONESS DEAN: `The House of Lords appointments system and the Political Honours Scrutiny Committee: how they work' (seminar series: `Politics and constitutional change under Labour'), Summer Common Room, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

DR D. LAW: `Karl Jaspers and theology' (Ripon College: Jaspers Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

C. STEWART: `The tort of wrongful living: a wrong without a remedy?' (seminar series), Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Wolfson College, 5 p.m.

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