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Institute for the Advancement of University Learning Seminars: places should be booked in advance through the IAUL (telephone: (2)86808, e-mail: services@learning.ox.ac.uk, Internet: http://www.learning.ox.ac.uk).

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Friday 2 November

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Managing contract research staff, Part 2: understanding and managing the performance of your staff', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

F. MOORE: ` "One of the Gals Who's One of the Guys": masculinity and "drag" performance in North America' (Ethnicity and Identity seminars: `Bending gender identities'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Pottery and porcelain: quails and other birds', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.)

DR A. RUSSELL: `From value to benefit: ecotourism, sustainable tourism, and responsible tourism in European wetlands' (departmental seminar), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology (64 Banbury Road), 4.30 p.m.

DR T. LUNDSKAER-NIELSEN: `From concrete to abstract: grammaticalisation of locative prepositions in Old and Middle English' (OED Forum), Rewley House, 5 p.m.

THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET performs works by Beethoven, Britten, and Haydn, Holywell Music Room, 8 p.m. (tickets £10/£5 from Tickets in Oxford—Oxford Playhouse, or at the door).

COLIN CURRIE: percussion recital, Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's, 8 p.m. (for bookings tel.: 798600).

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Saturday 3 November

ORGAN RECITAL by Jonathan Rennert, Magdalen, 5.25 p.m. (admission free).

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Sunday 4 November

THE REVD PROFESSOR ALISTER MCGRATH preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 5 November

A. RUSSELL: `An ecstasy of fumbling: men, sex, and drugs' (Fertility and Reproduction seminars), basement seminar room, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

F. ANDERSON and F. NEARY: `Innovative health technologies: innovation, assessment, and hip prosthesis'(Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine seminars: `Science, technology, and medicine'), Wellcome Unit (47 Banbury Road), 2 p.m.

MR MARK FISHER, MRS GWYNETH DUNWOODY, MR A. KENNON, and MR R. ROGERS: `Commons reform: what is needed?' (seminar series: `Politics and constitutional change under Labour'), Summer Common Room, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

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Tuesday 6 November

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

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Assertiveness' (day 1), 2 p.m. (see information above).

PROFESSOR A. OFFER (Chichele Professor of Economic History): `Why is the public sector so large in market societies? The political economy of prudence in the UK, c. 1870–2000' (inaugural lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR C. HOOD (Gladstone Professor of Government): `The risk game and the blame game' (inaugural lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR R. DILLEY: `The mosque and the termite mound: an introduction' (Evans-Pritchard Lectures: `Between the mosque and the termite mound: an investigation into social and religious difference among Haalpulaaren, Senegal'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

DOMINIC LAWSON: `The heart of journalism' (Philip Geddes Memorial Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

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Wednesday 7 November

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Listening skills' (day 1), 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

ORGAN RECITAL by Philip Rushforth, Queen's, 1.10 p.m. (admission free; retiring collection).

DR R. DILLEY: `Ranks and categories: the emergence of a Haalpulaar social division of labour' (Evans-Pritchard Lectures: `Between the mosque and the termite mound: an investigation into social and religious difference among Haalpulaaren, Senegal'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

DR C. BALIM: `Language, nation-building, and identity formation: case studies from Anatolia, the Balkans, and the Crimea' (seminar series: `Language and identity in the Islamic world'), Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, 5 p.m.

DR T. HALIK: `The Czech Republic: towards a new understanding of religion' (Church and State seminars), Becket Institute, St Hugh's, 5 p.m.

G. VERDIRAME: `UN accountability for violations of human rights' (Refugee Studies Centre: Seminars on Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

R. FOTIADE: `Latent images: Brassaï and the Proustian camera eye' (seminar series: `Texte et image'), Maison Française, 5 p.m.

DR E. DVORJETSKI: `Thermo-mineral waters in the Eastern Mediterranean Basin: historical, archaeological, and medicinal aspects' (David Patterson Seminars), Yarnton Manor, 8 p.m. (minibus transport from the Playhouse, Beaumont Street, 6.40 p.m. and 7.45 p.m., returns 9.45 p.m.; fare £1.50, students £1.10).

N. GORE reads poems by Aragon, accompanied on the piano by Robert Sale, Maison Française, 8.30 p.m.

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Thursday 8 November

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING induction seminar: `The history of the University', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

V. STRANG: `Taking the waters: cosmology, gender, and material culture in the appropriation of water resources' (Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women seminars: `The gendered life of things: meanings, values, and exchanges in a global world'), Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

E. KAHVECI: `Families and expatriate sea-faring communities' (Transnational Communities Programme seminars: `Transnationalism and migration'), Senior Common Room, School of Geography and the Environment, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. TAPPER: `Marking an Islamic identity: the media and the Taliban 2001' (seminar series: `The anthropology of Muslim societies'), Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. DORE: `How long can the Japanese stay Japanese?' (lecture series: `Japan at the Millennium: questions and continuities'), Pusey Room, Keble, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

CARYL PHILLIPS reads from and talks about his work, Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 5.15 p.m.

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Friday 9 November

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.)

DR S. TOUGHER: `Castration and gender identity in Byzantium' (Ethnicity and Identity seminars: `Bending gender identities'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

DR JULIAN JOHNSON leads a workshop on Anton Webern's Symphony, op. 21, Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 2 p.m. (free of charge and open to the public).

H.E. MR AMR MOUSSA: `International dialogue: the Arab perspective' (lecture), Schools, 3 p.m.

PROFESSOR C. FAUSTO: `The Bones Affair: knowledge practices in contact situations seen from an Amazonian case' (departmental seminar), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology (64 Banbury Road), 4.30 p.m.

THE RT. HON. ROBIN COOK, MP: `Globalisation: curse or boon?' (Elliott Lecture), Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

THE MANSON ENSEMBLE performs a programme of contemporary music, Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's, 8 p.m. (for bookings tel.: 0870 750 0659).

OXFORD UNIVERSITY ORCHESTRA (conductor Peter Stark), with Julie Kench, soprano, Vanessa Woodward, alto, and the OUO Chorus, perform Mahler's Resurrection symphony, Sheldonian, 8 p.m. (tickets £10/£5 from the Playhouse—tel. 798600).

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Saturday 10 November

DR M. JACKSON: `Creative inspiration, madness, and spiritual experience' (Professor Sir Alister Hardy FRS Memorial Lecture), Wolfson, 2.30 p.m.

ORGAN RECITAL by Brian Hitch, Magdalen, 5.25 p.m. (admission free).

JESSIE DE BELLIS: piano recital, Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's, 7.30 p.m. (for bookings tel.: 798600).

THE CHOIR OF NEW COLLEGE perform Duruflé's Requiem Mass and Bach motet `Jesu, meine Freude', the chapel, New College, 8 p.m. (tickets, £10, available from Oxford (2)79552, e-mail: tickets@chassoc.fsnet.co.uk, or at the door).

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