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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 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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Saturday 12 January

CONFERENCE: `Assessing the Jospin government', Maison Française, 10.am. –5.15 p.m. (registration £15, students £7.50).

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Sunday 13 January

HILARY FULL TERM begins.

DR NICHOLAS RICHARDSON: Latin Litany and Sermon, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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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).

P. LUDLOW: `The indirect route to the Elysée: De Gaulle's European policy from the Quai, Matignon, and Brussels perspective' (seminar series: `Challenging the French nation: community, region, Union'), Maison Française, 5 p.m.

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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Tuesday 15 January

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

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

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Minoan Crete: mystery, myth, and reality', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.)

J. LECA, D. BAKER, and P. SHERRINGTON: `Le rôle de l'Etat et ses mutations' (seminar series: `Les autres lieux du politique'), Maison Française, 2 p.m.

DR F. ROSS: `New Labour and the NHS: path dependency, programmatic imperatives, and political choices' (seminar series: `Current issues in social policy'), Violet Butler Seminar Room, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, 5 p.m.

M. SMALL: `Theoretical boundaries: monsters and marvels fringing the world' (seminar series: `Curiosity and wonder in the early modern period'), Powicke Room, Modern History Faculty Building, 5 p.m.

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Wednesday 16 January

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Proof reading', 9.30 a.m.; `Budget preparation', 9.30 a.m.; and `Descriptive statistics for research: overview and exploratory data analysis', 3 p.m. (see information above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk (Professor James Allan): `Islamic art', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.)

CHARLES SAUMAREZ SMITH: `The politics of the contemporary museum' (Slade Lectures), Lecture Theatre, University Museum of Natural History, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR D. ABERBACH: `Hebrew studies as value' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, 8 p.m.

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Thursday 17 January

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

PROFESSOR H. AFSHAR: `Women, wars, and terrorism: some trajectories towards a feminist peace' (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. MORIEUX: `Travelling across the Channel around the Peace of Amiens' (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).

L. WHITELEY: `The "literary genre" of French eighteenth-century sale catalogues' (Oxford Bibliographical Society lecture), Taylor Institution, 5.15 p.m.

P. HORDEN: `Water in Mediterranean history' (Linacre Lectures: `Water and the environment'), Lecture Theatre A, Zoology/Psychology Building, South Parks Road, 5.30 p.m.

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Friday 18 January

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Managing appraisal', 11 a.m. (see information above).

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

THE BELCEA QUARTET and THE CASTAGNERI QUARTET: concert including works by Bartók and Mendelssohn, Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's, 8 p.m. (tel. for bookings: 798600).

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Sunday 20 January

DR PAULA GOODER preaches the Macbride Sermon, Hertford, 10 a.m.

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Monday 21 January

S. ULIJASZEK: `Economic change, fertility, and demography in the Purari delta, Papua New Guinea' (Fertility and Reproduction Seminars: `Fertility and reproduction in Melanesia'), New Seminar Room, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

HUGO YOUNG and THE RT. HON. MICHAEL PORTILLO, MP: `Why the British debate about Europe has been dishonest on both sides' (seminar series: `Reform of EU institutions'), Summer Common Room, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

A.-M. THIESSE: `Le régionalisme de la Troisième République: un nationalisme consensuel?' (seminar series: `Challenging the French nation: community, region, Union'), Maison Française, 5 p.m.

DR K. O'BRIEN: `Anti-imperial traditions in British poetry, 1660–1789' (Inter-faculty seminars: `Restoration to Reform, 1660–1832: British political, literary, intellectual, and social history'), Wordsworth Room, St Hugh's, 5.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR A.J. MCMICHAEL: `The AIDS epidemic: origins and solutions' (Green College Lectures: `From animal to human disease: changes, chains, and controls'), Witts Lecture Theatre, Radcliffe Infirmary, 6 p.m.

LORD JENKINS OF HILLHEAD: `The Union and the University in Gladstone's day' (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 22 January

DR A. ADAM: `Religious confessions and the jeopardising of political unity in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries' (lecture series: `The modern state and its religion: from Machiavelli to Huntington'), Schools, 11 a.m.

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Minutes and agendas' (advanced seminar), 9.30 a.m., and `Small group teaching' (first seminar), 12.30 p.m. (see information above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.)

PROFESSOR SIR TONY HOARE: `Towards the verifying compiler' (Strachey Lecture), Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, 4.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR PAUL MULDOON (Professor of Poetry): `The end of the poem: "L'anguilla/The Eel" by Eugenio Montale', Schools, 5 p.m.

DR M. POWELL: `Welfare State and welfare change' (seminar series: `Current issues in social policy'), Violet Butler Seminar Room, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, 5 p.m.

L. GREENLAW: `A moment of wonder in the art of Jacques de Gheyn II' (seminar series: `Curiosity and wonder in the early modern period'), Powicke Room, Modern History Faculty Building, 5 p.m.

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Wednesday 23 January

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Welcome to the University' (induction seminar), 2 p.m., and `Descriptive statistics for research: probability', 3 p.m. (see information above).

IVAN GASKELL: `Who-if-anyone-thinks in art museums?' (Slade Lectures), Lecture Theatre, University Museum of Natural History, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR B. DALEY: `Chalcedon: neither end nor beginning' (Martin D'Arcy Memorial Lectures: `God visible: Patristic Christology reconsidered'), Schools, 5 p.m.

G. PIGEARD DE GURBERT: `L'art ou la fabrique de l'objet du possible' (seminar series: `Texte et image'), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

A. SHATS: `Hebrew as a mother tongue' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, 8 p.m.

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Thursday 24 January

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Voice coaching' (see information above).

CENTRE FOR CROSS-CULTURAL RESEARCH ON WOMEN seminar in series `Operation Enduring Freedom? Feminist responses to terrorisms, alliances, and differences', Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

J. STEVENSON: `Cobbett and the French: 1789–1815' (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).

A. BELL and B. HARRISON: `The DNB, old and new' (DNB seminars), Rainolds Room, Corpus Christi, 5 p.m.

DR M. KAIKA: `Water and Europe: creating the European Water Framework Directive' (Linacre Lectures: `Water and the environment'), Lecture Theatre A, Zoology/Psychology Building, South Parks Road, 5.30 p.m.

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