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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 10 May

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Flemish painting and sculpture', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., or e-mail: education.service@ashmus.ox.ac.uk.)

CONFERENCE: `Middle East and North African immigrants in Europe', Maison Française, 2–6.15 p.m. (continues tomorrow).

DR H. DIEMBERGER: `A Mongolian Queen in Chinese Tibet: gender nationalities in shifting historical contexts' (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology departmental seminar), 64 Banbury Road, 4.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR G. PERSSON: `Markets in history' (Hicks Lecture In Economic and Social History), Schools, 5 p.m.

ROBERT MCNAMARA (former US Secretary of Defense): `Wilson's ghost: reducing the risk of conflict, killing, and catastrophe in the twenty-first century' (lecture), Convocation House, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR W.P. BLOCKMANS: `Britain and the Low Countries: six centuries of a challenging partnership, 1000–1600' (lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR P.-G. DE GENNES: `Principles of adhesion' (Greg Watson Lecture), Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's, 5.15 p.m.

CAROLINE BALDING (violin), STEPHEN DEVINE (harpsichord), and GABRIEL AMHERST (cello) perform chamber music by Arcangelo Corelli and his contemporaries, the chapel, New College, 8.30 p.m. (tickets £8/£5 from Tickets Oxford: tel. 305305, or at the door).

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Saturday 11 May

WORKSHOP (Sat. and Sun.): `Palestinian refugees and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights', Queen Elizabeth House (registration required: further information from rscmst@qeh.ox.ac.uk, or tel. (2)70272).

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

EMMA KIRKBY (soprano) and ANTHONY ROOLEY (theorbo-lute): `Orpheus and Corinna—the classical tradition in song in seventeenth-century England', Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's, 8 p.m. (tel. for bookings: 305305).

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Sunday 12 May

MR JOHN HOLROYD preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

WOLFSON COLLEGE exhibition opens: `The science in art/the art in science'—bringing together artworks and scientific images on the theme of biological research (until 31 May; open daily 10 a.m.–4 p.m.; telephone before visiting: (2)74100).

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Monday 13 May

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).

DR L. SMITH: ` "An account of an unaccountable distemper": describing pain in eighteenth-century England and France' (seminar series: `Medicine and culture before 1800'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine (47 Banbury Road), 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR C. WILLIAMS: `Issues in contemporary Welsh language policy' (interdisciplinary seminars: `Language and History'), Harris Building Lecture Theatre, Oriel, 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR SIR ROGER PENROSE: `What do black holes and the big bang tell us about the nature of quantum mechanics?' (Dennis Sciama Memorial Lecture), Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, 4.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR SHELDON ROTHBLATT: `The research university in Britain and America' (Waynflete Lectures: `The elite university and democracy'), the Auditorium, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR A. MARGALIT: `Belittling betrayal' (lecture series: `Betrayal'), Council Room, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

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Tuesday 14 May

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Career review and planning for contract research staff', 9.30 a.m.; `Presentation skills' (day 2), 9.30 a.m.; and `Small group teaching' (first meeting), 12 noon (see information above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Blue and white porcelain in the East', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., or e-mail: education.service@ashmus.ox.ac.uk.)

DR M. RAPHAEL: `Jewish women's consecration of space and time in Auschwitz: a Jewish feminist reading of the memoir literature' (Interdisciplinary Seminars in the Study of Religions), Schools, 3.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR D. HOLLINGER (Harmsworth Professor of American History): `The question of ethnoracial mixture in American history' (inaugural lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR B. REDFORD: `Transmitting Johnson' (Lyell Lectures in Bibliography: `Designing Boswell's Life of Johnson'), Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR R.O. KEOHANE: `The globalisation of informal violence and theories of world politics' (Winchester Visiting Lecture), Schools, 4 p.m.

BRIAN HEBBLETHWAITE: `Christianity and universal history' (Hensley Henson Lectures in Theology: `A natural theology of historical revelation'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR P. HARRISON: `Dreams and realities' (Radhakrishnan Memorial Lectures: `The anatomy of revelation: an inquiry into the production of Truth in Mahayana Buddhism'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. HOVANNISIAN: `Armenia: historical memory and foreign affairs' (lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR A. MARGALIT: `Apostasy' (lecture series: `Betrayal'), Council Room, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

H. NEHRING: `The 1960s in Britain and West Germany: cultural revolution or new wine in old bottles?' (lecture series: `Searching for the sixties'), Powicke Room, Modern History Faculty, 5 p.m.

DR MUIR GRAY lectures in series `Evidence-based practice', Violet Butler Seminar Room, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR N. MANN: `The self-conscious conscience: Petrarch's Secretum' (Henry Rowlatt Bickley Memorial Lecture), Maplethorpe Building, St Hugh's, 5.30 p.m.

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Wednesday 15 May

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM drawing workshop: `Drawing in the age of the Carracci', 10 a.m.–4 p.m. p.m. (Cost: £25 plus £5 for materials. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., or e-mail: education.service@ashmus.ox.ac.uk.)

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

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `An introduction to the Egyptian Collection', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., or e-mail: education.service@ashmus.ox.ac.uk.)

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Time management—for those who manage their manager's time as well as their own', 2 p.m., and `Introductory statistical modelling for research: introduction to experimental and survey design', 3 p.m. (see information above).

PROFESSOR SHELDON ROTHBLATT: `Much ado about elites' (Waynflete Lectures: `The elite university and democracy'), the Auditorium, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

M. PATKAR: `Popular struggles for justice: the fifth pillar of democracy' (Refugee Studies Centre: Colson Lecture), Lecture Theatre, University Museum of Natural History, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR JANET L. NELSON: `Writing medieval biography' (DNB Seminars), Rainolds Room, Corpus Christi, 5 p.m.

O. CERNY: `Czech intelligence after the Cold War' (seminar series: `Intelligence services in the modern world'), Dahrendorf Room, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

THE REVD DR B. WANNENWETSCH: `Political identity and exclusion. How political communities (states and churches) deal with the threat of difference' (seminar series), Becket Institute, St Hugh's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. KEOHANE: `The nature and changing character of "legitimacy" in international relations' (seminar series: `Function of law in the international community'), Chester Room, Nuffield, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR C. KORSGAARD: `Practical reason and the unity of the will' (John Locke Lectures: `Self-constitution: action, identity, and integrity'), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

DR L. SHEVTSOVA: `Russia's domestic and foreign policy challenges: Putin's leadership in the new world context' (lecture), Main Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

J. STAROBINSKI: `Baudelaire: "Les chats" et la définition de l'artiste' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR B. CUNLIFFE: `Brittany and \la vie sauvage\—continuity and reinvention: Breton identity through the eyes of archaeologists, anthropologists, and folklorists' (Friends of the Pitt Rivers Museum: Beatrice Blackwood Lecture), Lecture Theatre, Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, 7 p.m.

PROFESSOR D. WEBER: `The limits of empathy: Hollywood's representation of Jews in Crossfire and Gentleman's Agreement' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 8 p.m.

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Thursday 16 May

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Presentation skills' (day 2), 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

DR D. GELLNER: `Monks versus nuns in the Buddhist revivalism of the Kathmandu Valley' (Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women seminars: `Gender in social and cross- cultural perspective'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

T. CHEESMAN: `Translational community: Kanak attack in Alemania' (ESRC Transnational Communities Research Programme: `The cultural politics of transnationalism'), Senior Common Room, School of Geography and the Environment, 2 p.m.

DR R. BARNES: `From riches to rags: evidence for the history of the Indian Ocean textile trade' (lecture series: `Textiles and carpets in the Islamic world'), Lecture Room 1, Oriental Institute, 2 p.m.

CHRIST CHURCH PICTURE GALLERY guided tour: `Religious narratives', 2.15 p.m. (booking not required).

PROFESSOR A.J. MCMICHAEL: `Towards an AIDS vaccine: science, trials, and tribulations' (Rodney Porter Memorial Lecture), University Museum of Natural History, 4.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR B. REDFORD: `Taming Johnson' (Lyell Lectures in Bibliography: `Designing Boswell's Life of Johnson'), Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR S. HORNBLOWER: `The paradox of war in ancient Greek literature' (Gaisford Lecture), St John's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR A. MARGALIT: `Treason' (lecture series: `Betrayal'), Council Room, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

DR J.A. STEDALL: `The Greate Invention of Algebra: Thomas Harriot's Treatise on equations' (Thomas Harriot Lecture), Champneys Room, Oriel, 5 p.m.

B. FRYDMAN: `The global impact of the Yahoo! ruling in Internet regulation' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

THE RT. HON. LORD JUSTICE LAWS: `From Homer to Socrates—the rule of law in Greek literature' (Margaret Howard Lecture), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 5.45 p.m.

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Friday 17 May

MAISON FRANÇAISE exhibition opens: stained glass windows by Martin Smith (open Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–5.15 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `What did the Vestal Virgins really wear?', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., or e-mail: education.service@ashmus.ox.ac.uk.)

EUROPEAN HUMANITIES RESEARCH CENTRE conference opens, Old Library, All Souls, 3 p.m.: `Russian musical identity: past, present, and future.' (Continues tomorrow. Further information from: (2)84680, e-mail: rosamund.bartlett@ehrc.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR N. ABELMANN: `Mobilising Korean family ties: conversations across the border' (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology departmental seminar), 64 Banbury Road, 4.30 p.m.

DR P.-Y. LAMBERT: `Some new developments in the comparison between Gaulish and Brittonic' (O'Donnell Lecture in Celtic Studies), Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

J.-M. MAGUIN: `Shakespeare revisited' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

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