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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 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.

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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Sunday 17 February

THE REVD DR JEREMY TRIGG preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m. (`Theological responses to ethical issues in modern medical research II: the infertile family.')

PROFESSOR DAVID MARTIN: `From Washington to Kandahar: does religion cause war?' (lecture), Old Dining Hall, St Edmund Hall, 5.30 p.m. (followed by Evensong in chapel, 6.30 p.m.).

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Monday 18 February

C. GOSDEN: `The impacts of colonialism on health and fertility: western New Britain 1884–1940' (Fertility and Reproduction Seminars: `Fertility and reproduction in Melanesia'), New Seminar Room, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET (with Amy Greenhalgh, viola) perform works by Haydn and Mozart, Holywell Music Room, 1 p.m. (tickets £5/£3 from Tickets Oxford at the Playhouse, tel. 305305, or at the door).

DR R. KELLER: `Taking science to the colonies: psychiatric innovation in France and North Africa' (seminar series: `Psychiatry and Empire'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine (47 Banbury Road), 2 p.m.

SIR MICHAEL WHEELER-BOOTH, GRAHAM MATHER, SIMON BURTON, and D. GERHOLD: `Reform of EU scrutiny procedures at Westminster' (seminar series: `Reform of EU institutions'), Summer Common Room, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

J. LOUGHLIN: `The regional challenge to the French "one and indivisible Republic" ' (seminar series: `Challenging the French nation: community, region, Union'), Maison Française, 5 p.m.

DR CLIVE UPTON: `Dialect and the OED: the matter of labelling' (Oxford English Dictionary Forum), Rewley House, Wellington Square, 5 p.m.

DR R. BALLASTER: `Bearing Confucius' morals to Britannia's ears: fictions of China in eighteenth-century England' (Inter-faculty seminars: `Restoration to Reform, 1660–1832: British political, literary, intellectual, and social history'), Wordsworth Room, St Hugh's, 5.15 p.m.

HERTFORD COLLEGE ORCHESTRA, with Hertford College Chapel Choir, perform Sibelius's Fifth Symphony and works by Grieg, Norgard, and Olssen, the University Church, 8 p.m. (tickets £6/£3 from Tickets Oxford at the Playhouse, tel. 305305, or at the door).

MARK PURCELL: `The Oxford Union Library'(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 19 February

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM exhibition opens: `Palagruza: the isle of Diomedes', Eldon Gallery (until 11 April).

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

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

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `The Sands Gallery of Early Twentieth-Century Art', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.)

P. KERSWILL: `How dialects converge' (interdisciplinary seminar series: `Language and History'), Oriel, 2.15 p.m.

DR R. LEVITAS: `What is social exclusion?' (seminar series: `Current issues in social policy'), Violet Butler Seminar Room, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, 5 p.m.

PAUL BERGNE, JONATHAN FREEDLAND, and DR SAYED ASKAR MOUSAZI: `The war and post-war in Afghanistan' (seminar series: `After 11 September: democracy, justice, and world order'), Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

DR B. KIRIGIN: `Palagruza, the island of Diomedes: recent archaeological research' (public lecture, related to display opening today), Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean, 5 p.m.

VICTORIA GLENDINNING: `Biography and the problem of memory' (lecture series: `Biographers at work'), Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

DR C. PRESTON: `The Jocund Cabinet: English spoofs on curiosity and collecting in the seventeenth century' (seminar series: `Curiosity and wonder in the early modern period'), Powicke Room, Modern History Faculty Building, 5 p.m.

CORRELLI BARNETT: `The lost victory: Britain after the Second World War' (seminar series: `British history in the twentieth century'), Brasenose, 5 p.m.

DR C. RAMBLE: `Religion in the Tibetan cultural area' (Interdisciplinary Seminars in the Study of Religions), Schools, 5 p.m.

T. GARCIN: `L'espace comme enjeu international' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

ANYA GALLACCIO (Artist in Residence, Lady Margaret Hall): `Leap of faith' (talk), Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret Hall, 5.15 p.m. (Followed by private view of exhibition of recent work by Anya Gallaccio. Exhibition open until 21 February, weekdays 12 noon–2 p.m.)

PETER KUNIHOLM: `New dates from old trees: dendrochronology in the Aegean' (Wolfson College Lectures: `Varieties of creative experience'), the Hall, Wolfson, 6 p.m. (open to the public).

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Wednesday 20 February

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

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Opportunities for professsional development' (induction seminar), 2 p.m., and `Descriptive statistics for research: resampling methods', 3 p.m. (see information above).

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

PROFESSOR B. DALEY: `Antioch and Alexandria: two conceptions of God's presence in history' (Martin D'Arcy Memorial Lectures: `God visible: Patristic Christology reconsidered'), Schools, 5 p.m.

MARK FISHER, MP: `Why do museums matter?' (Slade Lectures), Lecture Theatre, University Museum of Natural History, 5 p.m.

M. WINTERBOTTOM: `The language of William of Malmesbury' (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.

BARBARA TAYLOR: `Mary Wollstonecraft and the DNB' (DNB seminars), Rainolds Room, Corpus Christi, 5 p.m.

B. CASSEN: `After Porto Allegre: is globalisation inevitable?' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

GINA CORRIGAN: `Hemp and ramie' (Oxford Asian Textile Group lecture), Pitt Rivers Museum Research Centre, 5.45 p.m. (admission for visitors £2).

DR J. SHERMAN: `The image of apartheid in South African Yiddish prose fiction' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, 8 p.m.

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Thursday 21 February

W.H. CLENNELL: `Bodley before the Bodleian' (Friends of the Bodleian thirty-minute lecture), Cecil Jackson Room, Sheldonian, 1 p.m.

DR V. JABRI: `Violence and the politics of responsibility in international relations' (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.

L. CZABAN: `Networks and business in the Russian diaspora' (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: `Dealing with harassment' (day 1), 2 p.m. (see information above).

U. GILLEN and T. O'SULLIVAN: `Anti-Republican, not anti-French: public opinion in Ireland and the French Revolution' (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).

ANN LIEBECK: second of two masterclasses for opera singers, Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 4.15 p.m. (open to the public and free of charge).

PROFESSOR STEPHEN DALDRY (Cameron Mackintosh Visiting Professor of Contemporary Theatre) delivers his inaugural lecture, Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's, 5 p.m.

H. TURNER: ` "A Wittie Devise": the Sheldon tapestry maps' (Oxford Seminars in Cartography), School of Geography and the Environment, 5 p.m.

F. HAMON: `La naissance de l'idée du patrimoine: les échanges franco- brittaniques' (lecture), Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

C. ROUDAUT: `Election présidentielle 2002: analyse et enjeux' (lecture), Language Centre, 5 p.m.

DR M. REUSS: `The development of American water resources: planners, politicians, and constitutional interpretation' (Linacre Lectures: `Water and the environment'), Lecture Theatre A, Zoology/Psychology Building, South Parks Road, 5.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR YUVAL-DAVIS: `The identity parade' (seminar series: `The Third Way in Britain? Untangling politics under New Labour'), Lecture Room 6, New College, 7 p.m.

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Friday 22 February

COLLOQUIUM: `Academies of art in England and France, 1780–1830', Maison Française, 5–7 p.m. (continues tomorrow, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.).

F. ARMITAGE: `The myth and contemporary reality in the "ringing" of women's necks among Padaung people of Burma' (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 world of tea', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.)

KEN LIVINGSTONE: `Central government and London government' (seminar series: `British Government and Politics'), Brasenose, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR P. CLARKE: `Cold warriors, 2: Margaret Thatcher' (Ford's Lectures in British History: `Britain's image in the world in the twentieth century'), Schools, 5 p.m.

ANDREW MANZE (violin) and GARY BIBER (harpsichord) perform a programme of Baroque music, Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's, 8 p.m. (tel. for bookings: 305305).

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Saturday 23 February

ORGAN RECITAL by Barry Ferguson, Magdalen, 5.25 p.m. (admission free).

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