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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 7 December

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Information overload—rapid reading', and `Career review and planning for contract research staff', both at 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Gifts and souvenirs' (monthly series: `Crossing borders'), 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.)

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Saturday 8 December

DR KOENRAAD VAN CLEEMPOEL: `Science and art—medieval astrolabes and their representation in the visual arts' (Society for the History of Medieval Technology and Science lecture), Institute of Archaeology, 2.30 p.m.

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Tuesday 11 December

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

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Wednesday 12 December

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM study-day: `The Etruscans', 10 a.m.–4 p.m. (cost £20, students £5. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.)

UNIVERSITY CLUB wine-tasting: `Wines for the festive season', 5.45 p.m. (admission £2).

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Friday 14 December

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Job search and interview skills for contract research staff', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

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

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Monday 17 December

BACH SYMPOSIUM: `Understanding Bach through science, art, and criticism', Holywell Music Room (continues tomorrow). (Details from Alexander Binns, St Anne's—e-mail: alexander.binns@st-annes.ox.ac.uk.)

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Tuesday 18 December

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Early Italian painting' (includes Object of the Month), 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.)

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Friday 21 December

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

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Saturday 22 December

BODLEIAN LIBRARY closed (reopens 2 January).

SACKLER LIBRARY closed (reopens 2 January).

TAYLOR INSTITUTION LIBRARY closed (reopens 2 January).

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Friday 28 December

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

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Friday 4 January

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

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Tuesday 8 January

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Tutorial teaching', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

DR W. BARON: `The Sands family and Walter Sickert' (Sir David Piper New Year Lecture), Lecture Theatre, Taylor Institution, 11 a.m. (admission free).

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

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Wednesday 9 January

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Teaching on sound ground', 9.45 a.m. (see information above).

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Thursday 10 January

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Performance matters: voice, posture, and relaxation', 9.15 a.m. (see information above).

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Friday 11 January

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

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Sunday 13 January

HILARY FULL TERM begins.

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Monday 14 January

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Managing employee absence', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

DR A. HARDY: `Animals, disease, and man: discovering connections' (Green College Lectures: `From animal to human disease: changes, chains, and controls'), Witts Lecture Theatre, Radcliffe Infirmary, 6 p.m.

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