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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 27 April

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM exhibition opens: `Hiroshige's views of Mount Fuji' (until 3 June).

EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT seminars: `Gender in teaching', 9.30 a.m., and `Team leadership' (day 2), 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

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

PROFESSOR W. GILLIES: `The form and content of Gaelic verse' (O'Donnell Lectures: `Scottish Gaelic literature'), the Hall, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. MALLORY: `The cultural worlds of the Indo-Europeans' (Marett Memorial Lecture), Saskatchewan Lecture Room, Exeter, 5 p.m.

A. AYME: `Offenbach et Gilbert et Sullivan: des cousins à la mode et (Grande- )Bretagne?' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

TASMIN LITTLE and PIERS LANE perform works for violin and piano by Brahms, Bach, Bartók, Arvo Part, and César Franck, Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's, 8 p.m. (tickets £12/£8 from the Oxford Playhouse: tel. 798600).

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Saturday 28 April

ST ANNE'S COLLEGE exhibition opens: paintings by pupils from St Albans High School for Girls (in Mary Ogilvie Gallery, until 9 May); private view, open to members of the University, 2–5 p.m.

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Sunday 29 April

THE REVD DR LIZ CARMICHAEL preaches the Ramsden Sermon, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

CHAMBER MUSIC concert: Mark Peskanov (violin), Caroline Wolff (violin), Roger Chase (viola), Colin Carr (cello), Christian Geldsetzer (bass), Anthony Pay (clarinet), Richard Watkins (horn), and Ursula Levaux (bassoon) perform Beethoven's Septet and Schubert's Octet, 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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Monday 30 April

PITT RIVERS MUSEUM exhibition opens: display of the Millennium Quilt (until 21 May).

MARK PESKANOV (violin): master-class, the Auditorium, St John's, 10 a.m. (admission by free programme, available from the Porters' Lodge, St John's).

DR J. CARSEN: `Growing old in Langkawi, Malaysia' (Fertility and Reproduction seminars), basement Seminar Room, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

M. BOONE speaks in seminar series `Histoire médiévale comparée: France, Angleterre, Pays-Bays', Maison Française, 2 p.m.

PROFESOR J. KLEIN (Dr Lee's Professor of Chemistry): `Soft matter: from hieroglyphics to biolubrication' (Inaugural Lecture), Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory, 4.30 p.m.

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Tuesday 1 May

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Simply statues—a look at Indian sculpture', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.)

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

PROFESSOR B. SHELDON: `The effectiveness of community care services' (seminar series: `Evidence-based practice'), Barnett House, Wellington Square, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. GOMBRICH: `Is there progress in Buddhist studies?' (Interdisciplinary seminars in the study of religions), Lecture Room 2, Christ Church, 5 p.m.

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Wednesday 2 May

DR K. HAMILTON: `The Liszt sonata in B minor: before and after' (public lecture, to be followed by a performance by Dr Hamilton of the Liszt sonata), Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 2 p.m.

EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT seminars: `Listening skills' (part 2), 9.30 a.m.; `Introduction to the University for administrative and library staff (session I): welcome to the University', 2 p.m.; `Introductory statistical modelling for research: hypothesis testing, confidence intervals, and prediction in linear models', 3 p.m.; `Descriptive statistics for research: probability', 3 p.m. (see information above).

C. FRANKLIN: `Shakespeare's sonnets as calligraphy: an endeavour by Oxford scribes' (Friends of the Bodleian thirty-minute lecture), Cecil Jackson Room, Sheldonian, 1 p.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk (Dr Christopher Brown, Director): `Rubens and Van Dyck', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.)

N. MAYER and G. GRUNBERG: Presentation of the Democracy Survey (Stanford/CEVIPOF) (seminar series: `New perspectives on political attitudes and voting behaviour in Europe'), Maison Française, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. AUDI: `Rationality in thought and action' (Wilde Lectures on Natural and Comparative Religion: `Rationality and religious commitment (Part I): epistemological foundations—rationality, justification, and knowledge'), Schools, 5 p.m.

IAN McEWAN: `Literature and human nature' (Richard Hillary Lecture), St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR M.A. STONES: `The manuscript tradition: Chrétien de Troyes and his continuators, the Lancelot-Graal, Parzival and the Tavola Ritonda: concealing and revealing' (Waynflete Lectures: `Seeing the Grail: the dynamics of a medieval myth'), Grove Auditorium, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

UNIVERSITY CLUB wine-tasting (6/8 South Parks Road): inexpensive red wines (admission £2), 5.45 p.m.

PROFESSOR A. STEINWEIS: `The "antisemitism of reason": Nazi research on Jews and Judaism' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 8 p.m.

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Thursday 3 May

EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT seminar: `Minutes and agendas: introductory course', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM practical workshop: `Drawing from sculpture', 10 a.m.–4 p.m. (Cost: £25. Tel. for details: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.)

DR F. MACAULAY: `Taking the law into their own hands: women, legal change, and legal literacy in Latin America' (Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women seminars: `Women changing their worlds'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR D.J.H. COCKAYNE (Professor of the Physical Examination of Materials): `Exploring the nano-world of materials and biology with modern electron microscopy' (Inaugural Lecture), Sir Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR P. HALL: `Nonparametric inference under constraints' (Department of Statistics: Corcoran Memorial Lectures), Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's College, 3.30 p.m. and 5 p.m. (tea at 4.30 p.m.; the lectures will be followed by a reception at 6 p.m.).

PROFESSOR R. AUDI: `Rationality, justification, and reasonableness' (Wilde Lectures on Natural and Comparative Religion: `Rationality and religious commitment (Part I): epistemological foundations—rationality, justification, and knowledge'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR P. THOMSON: `The production of books in monastic scriptoria' (Lyell Lectures in Bibliography: `The ending of "Alter Orbis": books and learning in twelfth- century England'), Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

DR YUEN FOONG KHONG: `Will the US fight over Taiwan?' (All Souls College Foreign Policy Studies Programme: `The United States and East Asian security'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR I. PAPPE: `Demythologising the foundational myths of the Jewish State: 1948 in the eyes of the present' (Leonard Stein Lectures), Schools, 5 p.m.

P. PERRINEAU: `Présence et mutations de l'extrême-droite en France' (lecture), Maison Française, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR PHILIP GOSSETT (Hambro Visiting Professor of Opera): ` "Mare e monti": two summer festivals' (lecture series: `Divas and scholars: performing Italian opera'), Grove Auditorium, Magdalen, 5.30 p.m. (admission free, but tickets required: tel. (2)76133, e- mail: steven.thompson@music.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR CAROLE STONE: poetry-reading, Oakeshott Room, Lincoln College, 8 p.m.

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Friday 4 May

DR A. NOBLE: ` "Of her there is scare a mezzo print": Elizabeth Gambarini and her music recontextualised' (public lecture), Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 12 noon.

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

COLLOQUIUM: `La controverse médicale en France et en Angleterre au dix- huitième siècle: vitalisme et mécanisme', Maison Française, 2.30–6 p.m. (continues tomorrow).

PROFESSOR M.C. MACKEY: `Mathematics, biology, and physics: interactions and interdependence' (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 I. PAPPE: `Israel and Palestine in the post-Oslo era: the peace camp in search of an agenda' (Leonard Stein Lectures), Schools, 5 p.m.

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Sunday 6 May

THE REVD PROFESSOR DAVID FERGUSSON preaches (Fifth Bampton Lecture: `Moral formation: the church's contribution'), St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 7 May

SIR THOMAS ALLEN: `The ensembles from Act I of Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro' (workshop), Holywell Music Room, 2 p.m. (admission free).

PROFESSOR A. KUHRT: `Greeks in Persian and Babylonian perspective' (Myres Memorial Lecture), McGregor-Matthews Room, New College, 5 p.m.

STEVEN ISSERLIS and Stephen Hough perform works for cello and piano by Beethoven, Schumann, Strauss, and Rachmaninov, Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's, 8 p.m. (tickets £12/£8 from the Oxford Playhouse: tel. 798600).

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