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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 October

DR M. MCDONALD: `Europe or Coca-Cola? Some problems at the Commission in Brussels' (Ethnicity and Identity seminar series: `Corporate images and bureaucratic identities'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Arthur Evans and the Knossos frescoes' (special exhibition), 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.)

SIR DAVID WEATHERALL: `The new genetics or the new eugenics?' (Sir Patrick Nairne Lecture), Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's, 5 p.m.

DR J. FORDER: `EMU—and Britain' (seminar series: `Europe—and Britain'), European Studies Centre, St Antony's (70 Woodstock Road), 5 p.m.

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Sunday 29 October

THE REVD STEPHEN HAMPTON preaches, Exeter, 10 a.m.

THE OXFORD GAMELAN SOCIETY (with dancers from the National Academy of Performing Arts, Surakarta): a concert of Indonesian music and dance, performing on the Bate Collection Gamelan, Kyai Madu Laras, Holywell Music Room, 7 p.m. (tickets £8/£6 from the Playhouse Box Office, Beaumont Street, or on the door).

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Monday 30 October

EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT seminars: `Effective meetings', 9 a.m., and `Assertiveness' (for managers or supervisors—day 1), 2 p.m. (see information above).

DR S. TREMAYNE : `Runaway children in Iran and their sexual behaviour' (Fertility and Reproduction Seminars), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

PROFESSOR SIR GEOFFREY LLOYD: `The numbers of things' (Sir Isaiah Berlin Lectures in the History of Ideas: `The ambitions of curiosity: the development of systematic inquiry in ancient Greece and China'), Schools, 5 p.m.

SIR MICHAEL WHEELER-BOOTH and Mr F. Vibert: `Britain and the EU—can our constitutional links become democratically accountable?' (seminar series: `Politics and constitutional change under Labour'), Summer Common Room, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

DR J. GOODRIDGE: `John Clare and eighteenth-century poetry' (Inter-faculty seminars: `Restoration to Reform, 1660–1832: British political, literary, intellectual, and social history'), Wordsworth Room, St Hugh's, 5.15 p.m.

SIR THOMAS ALLEN (Hambro Visiting Professor of Opera Studies): `Opera—it's not natural (pace Basil Bunting)' (inaugural lecture), Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's, 5.30 p.m. (tel. for tickets: (2)76133).

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Tuesday 31 October

EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT seminars: `Time management, for those who manage their own time', 9.30 a.m., and `Publications: from design to delivery', 9.45 a.m. (see information above).

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

PROFESSOR PAUL MULDOON (Professor of Poetry): `The end of the poem: "12 O'Clock News" by Elizabeth Bishop' (lecture series: `The end of the poem'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR M. BUCKLEY: `Thomas Aquinas and the atheistic drift of western religious culture' (D'Arcy Memorial Lectures: `The dialectical genesis of modern atheism'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. BAKER: `The common law as case-law', at 5 p.m., and `Legal fictions' at 6.10 p.m. (Clarendon Law Lectures: `The law's two bodies—some evidential problems in English legal history'), Law Faculty, St Cross Building.

FRANCES CAIRNCROSS: `Living with the new century' (Sir Alec Cairncross Memorial Lecture), Junior Common Room, St Peter's, 5 p.m

PROFESSOR D. GIBBS: `Governance, regimes, and local environmental policy making' (Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society seminars), Council Room, Main Building, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR U. KING: `Is there a future for religious studies as we know it? Some postmodern, feminist, and spiritual challenges' (Interdisciplinary Seminars in the Study of Religions: Robert Whyte Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR S. GREENFIELD: `From brain to mind' (public lectures: `Recent research on dyslexia'), Lecture Theatre, Computing Laboratory, 7.30 p.m.

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Wednesday 1 November

PROFESSOR J. BAKER: `Common usage and common learning' (Clarendon Law Lectures: `The law's two bodies—some evidential problems in English legal history'), Law Faculty, St Cross Building, 5 p.m. (followed by a seminar on the series, 6.10 p.m.).

PROFESSOR P. GATRELL: `Refugees and population displacement: a Russian perspective, 1915--18' (Refugee Studies Centre: Seminars on Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

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

PROFESSOR P. ATKINS: `The supremacy of science' (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.)

G. BRYARS: `Errors and trials: the nature of artistic collaborations' (lecture), Old Hall, Hertford, 8.15 p.m.

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Thursday 2 November

EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT seminars: `Proof-reading your own work', 9.30 a.m., and `Proof-reading for colleagues', 2 p.m. (see information above).

J. MABRO: `Naked emotions: the ambiguous pleasure of the public bath' (Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women seminars: `Gender and water'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR S. MCCALL-SMITH: `Genetic information—something special?' (St Catherine's College Millennium Lecture Series: `The impact of the Human Genome Project on society'), Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. MACMULLEN: `Another Roman Revolution' (Ronald Syme Lecture), the Hall, Wolfson, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

Y. TOREN: `Jewish erotic poetry in Spain', and A.-K. SAXENA: `Transmission of medical knowledge in medieval Spain' (seminar series: `The medieval Mediterranean, .400–.1300'), Lady Brodie Room, St Hilda's, 5 p.m.

GEN. JOHN DE CHASTELAIN: `The Northern Ireland peace process: a Canadian view' (Canada Seminars), Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret Hall, 5.15 p.m.

R. WRIGLEY: ` "Come as you are": the problems of dress in French revolutionary festivals' (seminar series: `Fêtes et pouvoirs: 17e–20e siècles'), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

COLIN CARR and Hamish Milne: recital of music for cello and piano, including sonatas by Debussy and Rachmaninov, the Auditorium, St John's, 8.30 p.m. (admission by free programme, available from the Porters' Lodge, St John's; reserved for college members until ten days before the event).

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Friday 3 November

W. KELLY: `Economic crisis and corporate identities of expratiate Japanese bankers' (Ethnicity and Identity seminar series: `Corporate images and bureaucratic identities'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

PROFESSOR D. MACCULLOCH: `Hooker's reputation' (Richard Hooker 400th anniversary lectures), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR M. WATSON: `The EU—zone of growth or chequerboard of regions?' (seminar series: `Europe—and Britain'), European Studies Centre, St Antony's (70 Woodstock Road), 5 p.m.

DR K. FLINT: ` "Prisons of the infinite": women's eyes' (Ashmolean Museum Millennium Lecture Series: `Facing Forward Looking Back'), Playhouse, 5 p.m. (admission £2.50: to book, tel. 798600).

J. DECOTTIGNIES: `La saga de l'Inspecteur Morse: le roman policier saisi par la fiction' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

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Saturday 4 November

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM practical workshop: `Indian miniature painting workshop', Ashmolean, 9.30 a.m.–4.30 p.m. (Cost: £25/£23. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.--1 p.m.)

TRANSLATION RESEARCH IN OXFORD study-day: `Traduire la poésie—translating French and Greek poetry: Baudelaire, Verlaine, Rimbaud, and Apollinaire', St Hugh's, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. (information from Edith McMorran: tel. (2)74996).

PROFESSOR J.H. BROOKE: `Can scientific discovery be a religious experience?' (Professor Sir Alister Hardy Memorial Lecture), Harris Manchester, 2.30 p.m.

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Sunday 5 November

THE REVD STUART J. BURGESS preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 6 November

EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT seminar: `Information overload: beat the bumph', 9.15 a.m. (see information above).

DR D. COLEMAN: `Reproduction and survival in an unknown world: the future of fertility' (Fertility and Reproduction Seminars), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

PROFESSOR SIR GEOFFREY LLOYD: `Applications and applicabilities' (Sir Isaiah Berlin Lectures in the History of Ideas: `The ambitions of curiosity: the development of systematic inquiry in ancient Greece and China'), Schools, 5 p.m.

RT. HON. RON DAVIES, MP: `Welsh devolution—a continuing process' (seminar series: `Politics and constitutional change under Labour'), Summer Common Room, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

J.-P. HÉBERT: `Naissance de l'Europe de l'armement' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

CONCERT: Beethoven's Fifth Symphony, with works by Edgar Bainton and Gavin Bryars, Hertford College Hall, 8.30 p.m. (tickets from the Oxford Playouse: tel. 798600).

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