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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 8 February

S. ARDENER and L. TITCHENER: `Needle painting: the tattooing scene in Oxford and the UK' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminars: `Body and self: bodily modification and the representation of identity'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

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

THE RT. HON. TESSA JOWELL, MP: `Cabinet government' (seminar series: `British Government and Politics'), Brasenose, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR P. CLARKE: `Bloomsbury as an invisible export, 2: Virginia Woolf' (Ford's Lectures in British History: `Britain's image in the world in the twentieth century'), Schools, 5 p.m.

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Saturday 9 February

ORGAN RECITAL by James Parsons, Magdalen, 5.25 p.m. (admission free).

THE BAND OF INSTRUMENTS, with Caroline Balding (violin), perform concertos by Antonio Vivaldi and Giovanni Antonio Guido, the chapel, New College, 8.30 p.m. (tickets £8/£5 concessions from the Playhouse, Beaumont Street, or at the door).

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Sunday 10 February

THE REVD DR PAUL S. FIDDES preaches the Sermon on the Grace of Humility, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 11 February

Y. ATAKA: `Migration and fertility on Manus: the demographic impact of modernisation in a small island population in Papua New Guinea' (Fertility and Reproduction Seminars: `Fertility and reproduction in Melanesia'), New Seminar Room, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

MS S. MAHONE: `On being a wandering lunatic: certifying madness in British East Africa' (seminar series: `Psychiatry and Empire'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine (47 Banbury Road), 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. LUST: `Septuagint and translation Greek: remarks on syntax' (Grinfield Lectures: `The Septuagint of Ezekiel—select topics'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR DAVID MARQUAND, MR CHRIS BROOKE, and DAN HANNAM, MEP: `The euro: an economic or a political matter?' (seminar series: `Reform of EU institutions'), Summer Common Room, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

P. JONES: `Remaking France in the villages, 1760–1820' (seminar series: `Challenging the French nation: community, region, Union'), Maison Française, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR M.R.D. FOOT: `King and Country? The Union between the wars'(lecture series: `Politics, people, and propriety: the Union and the University since 1823'), Oxford Union Society, 8.30 p.m. (open to all members of the University).

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Tuesday 12 February

DR A. ADAM: `The concept of civil religion and the cult of the state' (lecture series: `The modern state and its religion: from Machiavelli to Huntington'), Schools, 11 a.m.

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Small group teaching' (fourth seminar), 12.30 p.m. (see information above).

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

F. RANDAXHE, E. ARWECK, and E. DIANTEILL: `L'épreuve du pluralisme religieux' (seminar series: `Les autres lieux du politique'), Maison Française, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. AITCHISON: `Metaphors, models, and language change' (interdisciplinary seminar series: `Language and History'), Oriel, 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. LUST: `Messianism in the Septuagint: the Sceptre of the Ruler (Ez. 21, 15, 18)' (Grinfield Lectures: `The Septuagint of Ezekiel—select topics'), Schools, 5 p.m.

GARY STREETER, MP, PROFESSOR DAVID MARQUAND, and DR JAMES PISCATORI: `Religious systems and democracy' (seminar series: `After 11 September: democracy, justice, and world order'), Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

SIR TONY ATKINSON: `Social indicators for the European Union' (seminar series: `Current issues in social policy'), Violet Butler Seminar Room, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, 5 p.m.

DR S. CLUCAS: `Enthusiasm and "damnable curiosity": Meric Casaubon and John Dee' (seminar series: `Curiosity and wonder in the early modern period'), Powicke Room, Modern History Faculty Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR SHIMON SHAMIR: `Acceptance of the other: contemporary liberal interpretations of religion in Judaism and Islam' (final Sacks Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m. (admission by ticket only, obtainable by writing to the Administrator, OCHJS, Yarnton Manor, Yarnton, Oxford OX5 1PY).

PROFESSOR N. WHITESIDE: `Lloyd George: a model for New Labour?' (seminar series: `British history in the twentieth century'), Brasenose, 5 p.m.

RICHARD DEACON: `Where do ideas come from?' (Wolfson College Lectures: `Varieties of creative experience'), the Hall, Wolfson, 6 p.m. (open to the public).

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Wednesday 13 February

ORGAN RECITAL by Matthew O'Donovan, the chapel, Queen's, 1.10 p.m. (admission free; retiring collection).

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Assertiveness (day 1), 2 p.m., and `Descriptive statistics for research: confidence intervals', 3 p.m. (see information above).

PROFESSOR B. WORDEN: `The political thought of Milton' (Carlyle Lectures: `Literature and political thought in early modern England'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR B. DALEY: `Augustine: Christology as the proclamation of paradox' (Martin D'Arcy Memorial Lectures: `God visible: Patristic Christology reconsidered'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PETER JENKINSON: `Low horizons, high ideals: museums and the poverty of the imagination' (Slade Lectures), Lecture Theatre, University Museum of Natural History, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR S. COLLINI: `T.S. Eliot among the intellectuals' (F.W. Bateson Memorial Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. LUST: `The final era: spirit or wrath in Ez. 39, 29' (Grinfield Lectures: `The Septuagint of Ezekiel—select topics'), Schools, 5 p.m.

K. FRIIS-JENSEN: `Medieval Scandinavian Latin: between contemporary Latin, the classical tradition, and the vernacular' (Corpus Christi Centre for the Study of Greek and Roman Antiquity seminar series: `Late Latin and the Latin of medieval Europe'), Seminar Room, Corpus Christi, 5 p.m.

J. KHALFA: `La rélation entre le texte et l'image dans les livres d'art' (seminar series: `Text et image'), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

D. BEN-AMI: `The end of boom and bust?' (seminar series: `The Third Way in Britain? Untangling politics under New Labour'), Lecture Room 6, New College, 7 p.m.

DR M. KEREN: `The media of memory creation in Israel: the case of the Palmach' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, 8 p.m.

THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET performs works by Bartók, Janácek, and Shostakovitch, Holywell Music Room, 8 p.m. (tickets £10/£5 from Tickets Oxford at the Playhouse, tel. 305305, or at the door).

HERTFORD COLLEGE CHAPEL CHOIR, with David Wright (baritone) and Jenny Bacon (soprano), perform Duruflé's Requiem and works by Allegri, Purcell, and Rachmaninov, the chapel, Hertford, 8 p.m. (tickets £10/£5 from Tickets Oxford at the Playhouse, tel. 305305, or limited numbers at the door).

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Thursday 14 February

J. EL BUSHRA: `Gender and conflict: understanding the dynamics of violence' (Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women seminars: `Operation Enduring Freedom? Feminist responses to terrorisms, alliances, and differences'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

R. BALLARD: `Making sense of diasporic developments: trans-local networks with routes in South Asia' (ESRC Transnational Communities Research Programme: `Transnationalism and migration'), senior common room, School of Geography and the Environment, 2 p.m.

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Time management—for those who manage their own time', 2 p.m. (see information above).

G. EDWARDS: `Politics and identity: Watkin Tench in Thermidorean Britanny' (seminar series: `Britain and the war with Napoleon'), Maison Française, 2.15 p.m.

CHRIST CHURCH PICTURE GALLERY guided tour: general tour, 2.15 p.m. (booking not required).

DR C. COGAN: `The third option: the emancipation of European defence' (lecture), Seminar Room, Rothermere American Institute, 3 p.m.

DR W. SCHÄUBLE: `Why the nation is safe in Europe' (Konrad Adenauer Lecture), Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College, 5 p.m.

DR J. TROTTIER: `Water and conflict' (Linacre Lectures: `Water and the environment'), Lecture Theatre A, Zoology/Psychology Building, South Parks Road, 5.30 p.m.

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Friday 15 February

ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY of Modern and Contemporary France study-day: `France, the "Anglo-Saxons", and defence: from Nassau to Nice' (registration £5, students £2), Maison Française, 10 a.m.–5.45 p.m.

DR P. HEINOMEN and S. ARDENER: `Body piercing and piercers in social and cross- cultural perspective' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminars: `Body and self: bodily modification and the representation of identity'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

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

PROFESSOR P. CLARKE: `Cold warriors, 1: George Orwell' (Ford's Lectures in British History: `Britain's image in the world in the twentieth century'), Schools, 5 p.m.

RACHEL LOMAX: `Reform of the Civil Service' (seminar series: `British Government and Politics'), Brasenose, 5 p.m.

DR P. PETTIT: `Neanderthals: the evolutionary rise and fall of an Ice Age superpredator' (Richardson Lecture), Pusey Lecture Room, Keble, 5.30 p.m.

THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET performs works by Haydn, Beethoven, and Stanford, Holywell Music Room, 8 p.m. (tickets £10/£5 from Tickets Oxford at the Playhouse, tel. 305305, or at the door).

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Saturday 16 February

ORGAN RECITAL by Steven Grahl, Magdalen, 5.25 p.m. (admission free).

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