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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 24 November

EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT seminar: `Writing research papers, abstracts, and posters', 9.15 a.m. (see information above).

H. CALLAN: `Identities under construction: the case of international education' (Ethnicity and Identity seminar series: `Corporate images and bureaucratic identities'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

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

PROFESSOR B. VICKERS: `Hooker's rhetoric' (Richard Hooker 400th anniversary lectures), Schools, 5 p.m.

G. AVERY: `Europe—and Britain: a view from Brussels' (seminar series: `Europe—and Britain'), European Studies Centre, St Antony's (70 Woodstock Road), 5 p.m.

THE FLORESTAN TRIO perform works by Haydn, Fauré, and Schubert, Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's, 8 p.m. (tickets £10/£7.50 from the Oxford Playhouse: tel. 798600).

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Sunday 26 November

LORD BUTLER OF BROCKWELL preaches the Sermon on the Sin of Pride, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 27 November

BODLEIAN LIBRARY exhibition opens: `Photography and the printed page in the nineteenth century' (until 31 March).

DR D. OBREGÓN: `Building national medicine: leprosy, bacteriology, and the rhetoric of statistics in Colombia, 1890–1920' (seminar series: `History of medicine speaking to public health policy'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR D.R. MAYHEW (Olin Visiting Professor in American Government): `Congressional opposition to the American presidency' (inaugural lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

E. BALLS: `The Treasury under Brown' (seminar series: `Politics and constitutional change under Labour'), Summer Common Room, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

R. DANCE: `Norse-derived words in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight' (OED Forum), Rewley House, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR L. COLLEY: `The narrative of Elizabeth Marsh: Barbary, sex, and power' (Inter-faculty seminars: `Restoration to Reform, 1660–1832: British political, literary, intellectual, and social history'), Wordsworth Room, St Hugh's, 5.15 p.m.

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Tuesday 28 November

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

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

DR L. FISHER: `Risk as a matter of democratic administrative governance' (Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society seminars), Council Room, Main Building, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

DR P. EDGE: `Why lawyers need religious studies to read the Human Rights Act' (Interdisciplinary Seminars in the Study of Religions), Lecture Room 1, Christ Church, 5 p.m.

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Wednesday 29 November

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

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

R.W. APPLE: `Campaigns and other catastrophes: then and now' (Iain Walker Memorial Lecture), Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5.30 p.m.

THE RT. REVD RICHARD HARRIES: `The Human Genome Project: playing God with being human' (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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Thursday 30 November

EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT seminars: `Dealing with stress', 9.30 a.m., and `Training skills' (day 2), 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

N. ROLDAN: `Management of water on the island of Gran Canaria' (Centre for Cross- Cultural Research on Women seminars: `Gender and water'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

P. FRANKOPAN and C. TYERMAN lecture in seminar series: `The medieval Mediterranean, .400–.1300', Lady Brodie Room, St Hilda's, 5 p.m.

J. PREST: `Female roles in French court ballet, 1650–70: male impersonators and the emergence of the female ballet dancer' (Research Seminar in Early Modern French Literature and Culture), Sainsbury Common Room, Worcester College, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR HOWARD GLENNERSTER: `Transatlantic influences in social policy' (Sidney Ball Memorial Lecture), Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's, 5 p.m.

N. JACHEC: `The Venice Biennale, 1952–62: informale painting: European integration and the emergence of the Italian Centre Left' (seminar series: `Fêtes et pouvoirs: 17e–20e siècles'), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

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Friday 1 December

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

DR M. BERGHAHN: `The culture and commerce of publishing' (Ethnicity and Identity seminar series: `Corporate images and bureaucratic identities'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET perform Schoenberg's First Quartet, in D minor, op. 7, Holywell Music Room, 1 p.m. (tickets £5/£2.50 from the Playhouse Box Office, Beaumont Street, or on the door).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Aspects of perspective' (monthly series: `Crossing Borders'), 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.)

Q. PEEL: `Reporting Europe: untangling the web of media prejudice, suspicion, and confusion' (seminar series: `Europe—and Britain'), European Studies Centre, St Antony's (70 Woodstock Road), 5 p.m.

DR T. ZELDIN: `The search for lovers, friends, and workmates who are not bores' (Ashmolean Museum Millennium Lecture Series: `Facing Forward Looking Back'), Taylor Institution, 5 p.m. (no charge for admission).

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Saturday 2 December

MICHAELMAS FULL TERM ends.

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Sunday 3 December

PROFESSOR HENRY MAYR-HARTING preaches the Advent Sermon, Cathedral, 10 a.m.

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Monday 4 December

EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT seminar: `Managing administrative projects', 10 a.m. (see information above).

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Tuesday 5 December

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM exhibition opens: Ikat textiles of Asia—explores the unique form of textile patterning called ikat (until 11 February).

EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT seminars: `Time management, for those who manage their manager's time as well as their own', 9.30 a.m., and `Recruitment and selection for occasional recruiters', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

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

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Wednesday 6 December

EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT seminars: `Job search skills for contract research staff', 9.30 a.m.; `Dealing with the media', 9.30 a.m.; `Managing people—I: counselling skills' (Part 1), 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

SIR THOMAS ALLEN (Hambro Visiting Professor of Opera Studies): `Opera for all' (lecture), Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's, 5.30 p.m. (tel. for tickets: (2)76133).

WINE-TASTING: `Wines for the festive season', University Club (6/8 South Parks Road), 5.45 p.m. (admission £2).

DR J. STEWART: `Religion and value in contemporary biology' (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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