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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 25 May

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

DR I. DOUGLAS-HAMILTON: `Can ivory towers help elephants?' (inaugural Dawkins Prize Lecture on Animal Conservation), University Museum of Natural History, 5 p.m. (tickets not required).

THE REVD PROFESSOR JOHN MCMANNERS: `Bishop Heber' (Chichele Lectures: `All Souls and the end of the Ancien Régime, c.1750–1870'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR M.C. MACKEY: `How the nervous system remembers?' (Leverhulme Lectures: `Mathematics, dynamics, and medicine—the role of mathematics and physics in biological and clinical research for the new millennium'), Lecture Theatre, Computing Laboratory, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR C. EMERSON: `Bakhtin's Carnival and the continuation of the world' (lecture), lecture room 2, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

NEW CHAMBER OPERA performs Rossini's Il Signor Bruschino, with ornamentation by Professor Philip Gossett (Hambro Visiting Professor of Opera), the antechapel, New College, 8.15 p.m. (tickets from the Oxford Playhouse: tel. Oxford 798600).

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Saturday 26 May

ELLEN WILES and DANIEL SWAIN: flute and piano recital, Queen's, 1.10 p.m. (admission free; retiring collection).

ORGAN RECITAL by Arthur Wills, Magdalen, 5.25 p.m. (admission free).

NEW CHAMBER OPERA performs Rossini's Il Signor Bruschino, with ornamentation by Professor Philip Gossett (Hambro Visiting Professor of Opera), the antechapel, New College, 8.15 p.m. (tickets from the Oxford Playhouse: tel. Oxford 798600).

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Sunday 27 May

THE REVD PROFESSOR DAVID FERGUSSON preaches (Eighth Bampton Lecture: `Establishment: where now?'), St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 28 May

THE BRENTANO STRING QUARTET perform Stravinsky's Three Pieces, Mozart's `Dissonance' K.465, Webern's Six Bagatelles, op. 9, and Mendelssohn, op. 12, the Auditorium, St John's, 8.30 p.m. (admission by free programme, available from the Porters' Lodge, St John's).

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Tuesday 29 May

THE BRENTANO STRING QUARTET: master-class, the Auditorium, St John's, 10 a.m. (admission by free programme, available from the Porters' Lodge, St John's).

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

EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT seminar: `Negotiating conflict in educational relationships', 2 p.m. (see information above).

PROFESSOR J. DANGL: `Knowing the dancer from the dance: molecular intimacy between plants and pathogens' (G.E. Blackman Lecture), Large Lecture Theatre, Department of Plant Sciences, 4 p.m.

PROFESSOR B. VAN FRAASSEN: `Metaphysics abandoned: realism evaded' (John Locke Lectures in Philosophy: `Structure and perspective: an empiricist view'), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

C. LAURIOL: `A propos de l'éstablissement de l'édition des Lettres de La Beaumelle' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

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Wednesday 30 May

EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT seminars: `Recruitment and selection for administrators' (day 1), 9.30 a.m.; `Introductory statistical modelling for research: some simple methods for analysing discrete data', 3 p.m.; `Descriptive statistics for research: hypothesis testing I', 3 p.m. (see information above).

THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET perform Puccini's Chrysanthemums, Verdi's Quartet in E minor, and Ravel's Introduction et Allegro (with Kate Watt, harp, Catherine Sansom, clarinet, and Ellen Wiles, flute), Holywell Music Room, 1 p.m. (tickets £5, concessions £2.50, from the Playhouse Box Office, Beaumont Street, or on the door).

ORGAN RECITAL by George Parsons (Queen's College), the chapel, Queen's, 1.10 p.m. (admission free; retiring collection).

B. CAUTRÈS: `Negative attitudes towards the European Union in France: a sociological and political exploration' and A. SCHEUER: `Measuring attitudes towards the European Union: legitimacy from below' (seminar series: `New perspectives on political attitudes and voting behaviour in Europe'), Maison Française, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR P. BHACHU: `Dangerous designs: diaspora Asian women creating new cultural and commercial economies' (Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women: Barbara E. Ward Commemorative Lecture), Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

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

DR K. PORTER: `Growth and health in a refugee camp: how reliable is "conventional wisdom"?' (Refugee Studies Centre: Seminars on Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

RABBI ELIAHU KLEIN: `Kabbalah of creation: Isaac Luria's earlier mysticism' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 8 p.m.

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Thursday 31 May

EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT seminar: `Recruitment and selection for administrators' (day 2), 1.15 p.m. (see information above).

PROFESSOR S. PRUSINER: `The mad cow crisis' (Department of Biochemistry: Rodney Porter Memorial Lecture), University Museum of Natural History, 4 p.m.

P.O. LECLERC: `Voltaire's monkey business: Candide and its illustrators' (Besterman Lecture), Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR R.S. SCHARENGUIVEL: `Resolving custody disputes between married parents: the development of South African and Sri Lankan law' (Balliol College: Visiting Fellows' Lectures), Balliol, 5 p.m.

SUPARMI ARCHER: `Gospel and the roots of Soul' (public lecture), Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. COLE: `Modernity and its discontents in nineteenth-century Iran' (Hamid Enayat Lecture), New Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

SIR LOUIS BLOM-COOPER: `Judges among the literati' (Margaret Howard Lecture), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 5.45 p.m.

MUSICIANS from Queen's College: concert, Queen's, 8.15 p.m. (admission £6/£3).

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Friday 1 June

DR S. GREEN: `W.H. Fremantle and the destruction of the Ancien Régime in All Souls' (Chichele Lectures: `All Souls and the end of the Ancien Régime, c.1750–1870'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

JOHN ROBINSON: ` "New" engineering—a portal for the future' (Maurice Lubbock Memorial Lecture), Lecture Room 1, Department of Engineering Science, 5 p.m.

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Saturday 2 June

CONFERENCE: `Deleuze and reading', Maison Française, 9.30 a.m.–6 p.m.

MINERVA ENSEMBLE: recital, Queen's, 1.10 p.m. (admission free; retiring collection).

ORGAN RECITAL by Francis Jackson, Magdalen, 5.25 p.m. (admission free).

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Sunday 3 June

THE VEN. JOHN MORRISON preaches, Cathedral, 10 a.m.

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Monday 4 June

DR D. MARTIN: ` "The sitting months": post-partum taboos and restrictions among the Chinese of Hong Kong' (Fertility and Reproduction seminars), basement Seminar Room, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

C. PIEL: `Kinship and power in the Norman higher nobility at the end of the Middle Ages: the example of the Estouteville family' (seminar series: `Histoire médiévale comparée: France, Angleterre, Pays-Bays'), Maison Française, 2 p.m.

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Tuesday 5 June

EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT seminar: `Dealing with harassment' (day 2), 10 a.m. (see information above).

PROFESSOR B. VAN FRAASSEN: `I, structure/perspective' (John Locke Lectures in Philosophy: `Structure and perspective: an empiricist view'), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

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