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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 12 October

DR A. SHAW: `Gendering the genitals: the sex-assignment of the newborn' (Ethnicity and identity seminars: `Bending gender identities'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

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

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Saturday 13 October

MARY OGILVIE GALLERY, St Anne's College: paintings and drawings by Elissa Morley, MFA, 2001 winner of the gallery's Slade Young Artist Exhibition; private view and wine reception open to members of the University and their guests, 5–7.30 p.m. (exhibition open until 20 October).

ZOE RAHMAN TRIO: jazz concert, Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's, 8 p.m. (for bookings tel.: 375687).

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Sunday 14 October

DR MICHAEL ARGYLE preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 15 October

E.J. MILNE: `Masculinities and planning for sexual health in Lebanon' (Fertility and Reproduction seminars), basement seminar room, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

V. QUIRKE: `Expert networks: clinical researchers and pharmaceutical innovation in twentieth-century Britain' (Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine seminars: `Science, technology, and medicine'), Wellcome Unit (47 Banbury Road), 2 p.m.

DR J. MCLAVERTY: `Drawing a Bill on Fame: print and meaning in Pope's works' (Interfaculty seminars: `Restoration to Reform, 1660–1832: British political, literary, intellectual, and social history'), Wordsworth Room, St Hugh's, 5.15 p.m.

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Tuesday 16 October

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

MARINA WARNER: `Mutating: Ovid's Golden Age, Bosch's "Painting of the Strawberry", and the "poor" friar, Ramon Pane' (Clarendon Lectures in English: `Fantastic metamorphoses and other worlds: ways of telling the self'), Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR M. ARGYLE: `Psychological approaches to the study of religions' (Interdisciplinary seminars in the study of religions), Lecture Room 2, Christ Church, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR G. HARTMAN: `The Holocaust, historiography, and the role of fiction' (lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

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Wednesday 17 October

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Dealing with harassment' (day 1), 10 a.m. (see information above).

TRIO FIBONACCI: workshop, featuring works by composers from the Faculty of Music, Music Room, Music Faculty, 11 a.m. (free of charge and open to the public).

JANE GLOVER: `The opera house of Atreus' (lecture), the Auditorium, Magdalen, 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR JOHN NAPIER (Cameron Mackintosh Visiting Professor of Contemporary Theatre) in dialogue with THELMA HOLT (Cameron Mackintosh Lectures), Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR H. HONGJU KOH: `Why nations obey international law: a view from the trenches' (Refugee Studies Centre: Harrell-Bond Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR C. ALLISON: `Language and identity in a stateless nation: the case of Kurdish' (seminar series: `Language and identity in the Islamic world'), Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, 5 p.m.

DR P. DUNCAN: `Russian Messianism and its role today' (Church and State seminars), Becket Institute, St Hugh's, 5 p.m.

J.P. KAHANE: `The evolution and future of mathematics teaching in France' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

ANDRÉ VILLENEUVE lectures in series `The composer speaks', Music Room, Music Faculty, 6 p.m. (free of charge and open to the public).

DR G.S. PAULSSON: `Secret city: the hidden Jews of Warsaw, 1940–5' (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).

TRIO FIBONACCI perform contemporary works for piano, violin, and cello by Michael Finnissy, André Villeneuve, Gerald Barry, Marta Lambertini, and Bernd Alois Zimmerman, Holywell Music Room, 8 p.m. (tickets £10/£5 from Tickets in Oxford—Oxford Playhouse, or at the door).

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Thursday 18 October

CHRIST CHURCH Picture Gallery exhibition opens: `Venetian Renaissance drawings'—includes works by Giovanni Bellini, Carpaccio, Titian, Bassano, and Tintoretto (until 17 February).

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

M. PRICE: `The soul trade: entangled metaphors, Huron wampum belts, and the Jesuit relations 1635–60' (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.

S. VERTOVEC: `Transnational social formations' (Transnational Communities Programme seminars: `Transnationalism and migration'), Senior Common Room, School of Geography and the Environment, 2 p.m.

MARGARET DRABBLE: `Public speech and public silence' (lecture), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 5.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. GELLATELY: `Nazi concentration camps and German society' (lecture), the Auditorium, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR D. EICKELMAN: `Knowledge, memory, and authority: Oman and the Arabian peninsula' (seminar series: `The anthropology of Muslim societies'), Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, 5 p.m.

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Friday 19 October

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Managing contract research staff, Part 1: managing and developing effective teams', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

CONFERENCE: `Regards croisés sur l'anthropologie des pratiques alimentaires en Europe', Maison Française, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

DR B. POWELL: `Cross-dressing on the Japanese stage' (Ethnicity and identity seminars: `Bending gender identities'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

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

PROFESSOR SIR JOHN SULSTON: `The common thread—society and the human genome' (Chatham Lecture), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

P. SKINNER: `The future of the European Union' (European Movement: open meeting), Maison Française, 7.30 p.m.

THE MERLE ENSEMBLE: cello and piano recital, Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's, 8 p.m. (for bookings tel.: 07929 071760).

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Saturday 20 October

ORGAN RECITAL (Jeremy Suter): Magdalen, 5.25 p.m. (admission free).

THE PAVLOVA WIND QUINTET perform a programme of twentieth- century music, Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's, 7.30 p.m. (for bookings tel.: 798600).

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Sunday 21 October

SIR KENNETH BLOOMFIELD preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

CHRIST CHURCH Picture Gallery exhibition opens: drawings and paintings by Malcolm Sparkes, inspired by the architecture of Oxford (until 18 November).

STEVEN ISSERLIS (cello) and SUSAN TOMES (piano): a family concert of works by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Schumann, Stravinsky, and Brahms, Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's, 3 p.m. (for bookings tel.: 798600).

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Monday 22 October

DR S. TREMAYNE: `What about boys?: an overview of adolescent boys' reproductive health and development' (Fertility and Reproduction seminars), basement seminar room, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

P. SUMMERLY: `Visual pathology: a case study in the history of clinical photography in Glasgow' (Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine seminars: `Science, technology, and medicine'), Wellcome Unit (47 Banbury Road), 2 p.m.

MR A.D. SMITH: `Magdalen College and the imperial household' (introduction to lecture series), followed by DR OLIVER IMPEY: `Skill and style: the work of the cloisonné artist Namikawa Yasuyuki' (lecture series: `Japan at the Millennium: questions and continuities'), the Auditorium, Magdalen, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

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Tuesday 23 October

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Appraisal skills', 9 a.m. (see information above).

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

PROFESSOR C. MERVAUD: `Le bestiaire de Voltaire' (Besterman Lecture), Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

C. GUHA: `Jules Laforgue, Tristan Corbière, and English poetry' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR M.W. FINNIS: `Interatomic forces in materials' (Hume- Rothery Memorial Lecture), Lecture Room 1, Department of Engineering Science (Thom Building), 6.30 p.m.

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Wednesday 24 October

PROFESSOR Y. SULEIMAN: `Sociolinguistic reflexes of political conflict in the Middle East' (seminar series: `Language and identity in the Islamic world'), Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, 5 p.m.

DR T. KAISER: `Participation or consultation: a "beneficiary based" evaluation of UNHCR's programme for Sierra Leonean and Liberian refugees in Guinea, June–July 2000' (Refugee Studies Centre: Seminars on Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

C. RIBEYROL: `De Ruskin à Fromentin: l'ekphrasis ou les ambiguités du concept de modernité' (seminar series: `Texte et image'), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. DUHAIME: `A prayer for the eschatological war from the Dead Sea Scrolls' (1QM xi 1–12)' (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).

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