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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 March

EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT seminar: `Team leadership' (day 1), 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

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

PROFESSOR J. ROTH: `Where do new genes come from?' (Leverhulme Lecture), Large Lecture Theatre, Department of Biochemistry, 4 p.m.

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Saturday 24 March

NEW COLLEGE CHOIR performs a programme of unaccompanied choral music by sixteenth- and twentieth-century composers, the chapel, New College, 7.30 p.m. (tickets, £10, from Colin Gordon, tel. 765298, e-mail colin.gordon@new.ox.ac.uk, or at the door).

HELEN ERIKSSON: piano recital of works by Chopin, the Hall, Wolfson, 8 p.m. (tickets £5/£4/£2, at the door).

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Monday 26 March

EXHIBITION of paintings in oil, watercolour, and pastel, by the Willowbeck and Stantonfield Groups, Mary Ogilvie Gallery, St Anne's, until 13 April; open daily 10 a.m. –4 p.m., subject to college commitments (visitors advised to enquire in advance with college lodge, (2)74800).

R. HICKEY: `The lexicon of Irish English from a modern perspective' (OED Forum), Rewley House, 5 p.m.

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Tuesday 27 March

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

PROFESSOR N. WHITE: `Drugs against malaria: the parasite fights back' (Woolf Lecture), Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's, 6 p.m.

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Wednesday 28 March

EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT seminars: `Effective interview preparation for contract research staff', 9.30 a.m., and `Coaching skills', 2 p.m. (see information above).

A CAPELLA PORTUGUESA (dir. Owen Rees) performs `Music for Philip II': works by Josquin, Cabezon, and Tallis, the chapel, Queen's, 8.15 p.m. (tickets £10/£8/£6 from the Oxford Playhouse, tel. 798600, or at the door).

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Thursday 29 March

PROFESSOR VALERIE BERAL: `The causes of breast cancer' (Archie Cochrane `Effectiveness and Efficiency' Lecture), Witts Lecture Theatre, Radcliffe Infirmary, 6 p.m.

KATHRYN STOTT (piano) and Federico Mondelci (saxophone) perform a programme including classical and contemporary music, with works by Debussy, Francaix, Paul Creston, Gershwin, Piazzolla, and a Francis Pott world première, Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's, 8 p.m. (tickets £10/£8 from the Oxford Playhouse: tel. 798600).

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Friday 30 March

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

G. HOWARD: `Paris—the literary city' (lecture, as part of the Oxford Literary Festival), Maison Française, 5.45 p.m. (tickets £4.50 from the Oxford Playhouse).

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Monday 2 April

H.E. MR ALIJA IZETBEGOVIC: `Bosnia on the historical frontier' (lecture), Schools, 5.30 p.m. THE BAND OF INSTRUMENTS performs orchestral music from Marc-Antoine Charpentier's opera Andromède, and the ballet suite from the composer's Prologue de Polieucte pour le Collège d'Harcourt, the chapel, New College, 8.30 p.m. (tickets £10/£5 from the Playhouse Box Office or at the door).

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Tuesday 3 April

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

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Wednesday 4 April

TOM POSTER plays Beethoven's `Moonlight' Sonata, Chopin's Two Nocturnes, op. 27, Ravel's Gaspard de la Nuit, and Liszt's Rigoletto Paraphrase (Friends of Rewley House Annual Concert), Holywell Music Room, 8 p.m. (tickets £8/£5 from Rewley House, tel. (2)70360/(2)80367, or at the door).

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Thursday 5 April

COUNSELLING SERVICE closed (reopens 17 April).

EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT seminars: `Career review and planning for contract research staff', 9.30 a.m., and `Recruitment and selection for heads of department and heads of division', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

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Friday 6 April

SHELDONIAN THEATRE closed (reopens 17 April).

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

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Tuesday 10 April

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

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Thursday 12 April

UNIVERSITY OFFICES closed (reopen 17 April).

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Friday 13 April

BODLEIAN LIBRARY: most buildings closed (reopens 17 April).

TAYLOR INSTITUTION library closed (reopens 17 April).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM closed (reopens 16 April).

CHRIST CHURCH Picture Gallery closed (reopens 16 April).

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Sunday 15 April

CHRIST CHURCH Picture Gallery exhibition opens: `Unseen Treasures'—Old Master drawings from Italy and Northern Europe, never previously on display (until 22 July).

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Tuesday 17 April

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM exhibition opens: `Jules Flandrin (1871–1947): the other fin-de-siècle' (until 24 June).

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

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Thursday 19 April

THE REVD RICHARD SMAIL, celebrant, Holy Communion (Latin), St Mary's, 8 a.m.

EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT seminar: `Feedback to enhance student learning', 9.30 a.m. (see information above)

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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: `The tale of the tunic', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.)

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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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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 Philosphy: `Structure and perspective: an empiricist view'), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

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Wednesday 25 April

EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT seminars: `Listening skills' (part 1), 9.30 a.m., and `Introductory statistical modelling for research: introduction to linear modelling', 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.)

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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