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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 16 November

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Team leadership' (day 1), 9.30 a.m., and `Managing contract research staff, Part 3: recruitment and selection', 12.30 p.m. (see information above).

DR R. LITTLEWOOD: `Women who become men: sworn virgins in northern Albania', with video illustrations (Ethnicity and Identity seminars: `Bending gender identities'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

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

J. GOLDTHORPE: `Social surveys and ethnographies: two research styles, one logic of inference?' (departmental seminar), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology (64 Banbury Road), 4.30 p.m.

MARINA WARNER and PETER HAINSWORTH: `Illuminating Dante—the struggle towards Paradise' (lectures), Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret Hall, 5.15 p.m. (followed by private view of exhibition of paintings by Monika Beisner, Jerwood Room, 6–7 p.m.; exhibition open until 30 November).

SATOKO FUJII (piano) and NATSUKI TAMURA (trumpet) perform a programme of contemporary music, Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's, 7.45 p.m. (for bookings tel.: 0870 750 0659).

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Saturday 17 November

CONFERENCE: `What can we learn from French policy discourses?', Maison Française, 9.30 a.m.–5 p.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM `family drop-in session': hats, helmets, and headgear (for accompanied children aged 5–11, cost £1 per child; open 2–4 p.m.; tel. for information: (2)88078).

ORGAN RECITAL by Malcolm Pearce, Magdalen, 5.25 p.m. (admission free).

CONCERT of contemporary chamber music with `Direct', Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's, 7.30 p.m. (for bookings tel.: 798600).

CHRIST CHURCH FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA, with Juliet Allen (piano), perform Chopin's Piano Concerto no. 2, and music from Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen, Christ Church Cathedral, 8 p.m. (tickets £5/£8/£15 from Guideposts Trust, 01993 772886, or Oxford Playhouse, 01865 798600; in aid of Guideposts Trust).

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Sunday 18 November

DR PRISCILLA CHADWICK preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

FESTIVE INTERFAITH GALA: music and song from a variety of faiths, countries, and cultures, Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's, 5 p.m. (for bookings tel.: 202745).

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Monday 19 November

R. HARRINGTON: `Anatomising the accident: railway spine revisited' (Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine seminars: `Science, technology, and medicine'), Wellcome Unit (47 Banbury Road), 2 p.m.

LORD STRATHCLYDE and PROFESSOR DAWN OLIVER: `House of Lords reform—the second stage?' (seminar series: `Politics and constitutional change under Labour'), Summer Common Room, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

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Tuesday 20 November

MRS M. DAVIES: `Theodore Costantini—convict and artist' (Friends of the Bodleian thirty-minute lecture), Cecil Jackson Room, Sheldonian, 1 p.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Opulence and devotion: Brazilian Baroque sculpture' (special exhibition), 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.)

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Assertiveness' (day 2), 2 p.m. (see information above).

MARINA WARNER: `Splitting: imperial Gothic, or, the Zombie Encounter (S.T. Coleridge, Lafcadio Hearn, Jean Rhys)' (Clarendon Lectures in English: `Fantastic metamorphoses and other worlds: ways of telling the self'), Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

DR R. DILLEY: `The witch-hunter and the marabout: competing domains of knowledge and power' (Evans-Pritchard Lectures: `Between the mosque and the termite mound: an investigation into social and religious difference among Haalpulaaren, Senegal'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

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Wednesday 21 November

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Linking teaching, learning, and research', 12.15 p.m. (see information above).

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

MARINA WARNER leads discussion on the presence of Greek myth and drama in recent creative literature (Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama event), Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean, 2.15 p.m.

DR R. DILLEY: `Islamic reformers, Islamists, and the Muslim community' (Evans- Pritchard Lectures: `Between the mosque and the termite mound: an investigation into social and religious difference among Haalpulaaren, Senegal'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR I. BALDAUF: `Competing for a national language: Russian Muslims and the Journal Shura' (seminar series: `Language and identity in the Islamic world'), Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, 5 p.m.

M. GIEDROYC: `State and churches: medieval Lithuania' (Church and State seminars), Becket Institute, St Hugh's, 5 p.m.

S. MELZAK: `The internal and external worlds of children and young people in exile' (Refugee Studies Centre: Seminars on Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

J. SIMPSON: `Symbolism and Cubism's visual metaphors' (seminar series: `Texte et image'), Maison Française, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR R.L. MOORE: `Touchdown Jesus and the public display of religion in America' (Starr Foundation Seminars), Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret Hall, 5.15 p.m.

UNIVERSITY CLUB wine-tasting: `Recent purchases', 5.45 p.m. (admission £2).

DR J. WEINBERG: `A sixteenth-century Italian Jew reads the Gospels' (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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Thursday 22 November

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING induction seminar: `Opportunities for professional development', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM study sessions, related to current Brazilian exhibitions: `Contemporary documentary photography in Brazil', 10 a.m.–12.30 p.m., and `Opulence and devotion: Brazilian baroque art', 1.30–4 p.m. (cost £5 each: to book, tel. (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.).

J. REYNELL: `Rice, lentils, and enlightenment: enacting identity and transforming the soul in the Jain kitchen' (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.

PROFESSOR A. LANE: `The ship as a transnational community' (Transnational Communities Programme seminars: `Transnationalism and migration'), Senior Common Room, School of Geography and the Environment, 2 p.m.

Z. HIRJI: `Discursive geographies: the genealogical histories of a Muslim family network around the Indian Ocean' (seminar series: `The anthropology of Muslim societies'), Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, 5 p.m.

DR C. BLACKER: `Shinto: ancient or invented?' (lecture series: `Japan at the Millennium: questions and continuities'), Lecture Room 23, Balliol, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

J.P. LOSTY: `Perspectives and profiles: formal and aesthetic imperatives in Indian painting' (William Cohn Memorial Lecture), Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean, 5 p.m.

A. GUNNY: `Voltaire et l'Islam' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

THE CHOIR OF QUEEN'S COLLEGE, with the Eglesfield Musical Society Chorus and Orchestra, perform Vivaldi's Gloria, and J.S. Bach's cantata `Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland' and motet `Lobet den Herrn', the chapel, Queen's, 8.15 p.m. (admission £5/£3 at the door; to reserve seats, e-mail erica.parsons@queens.ox.ac.uk).

THE BORROMEO QUARTET performs Beethoven quartets op. 18, no. 5, op. 95, and op. 127, Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's, 8.30 p.m. (admission by free programme, available from the Porters' Lodge, St John's; reserved for college members until ten days before the event).

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Friday 23 November

CONFERENCE: `Littérature française actuelle', Maison Française, 9.30 a.m.–6.30 p.m.

THE BORROMEO QUARTET: master-class, Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's, 10 a.m. (admission free).

DR M.-B. DEMBOUR: `Transexuality: the approach of the European Court of Human Rights' (Ethnicity and Identity seminars: `Bending gender identities'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

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

DR A. DAWSON: `Constructions of "home" among displaced Bosnians at home and abroad—preliminary post-fieldwork reflections' (departmental seminar), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology (64 Banbury Road), 4.30 p.m.

RICHARD E. NEUSTADT: `Advising presidents: Washington—process and institutions' (lecture), seminar room, Rothermere American Institute, 5 p.m.

QUIMANTU performs a programme of world music, Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's, 8 p.m. (for bookings tel.: 798600).

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