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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 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.

THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET performs Haydn's quartet op. 50, No. 5, Berg's quartet op. 3, and Debussy's quartet, Holywell Music Room, 8 p.m. (tickets £10/£5 from Tickets Oxford at the Playhouse, Beaumont Street, tel. 305305, or at the door. Preceded at 5.15 p.m. in the Music Room by a lecture on Berg's op. 3 Quartet by Douglas Jarman. The lecture is free of charge and open to the public.)

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Saturday 18 May

STUDY-DAY: `The Greek East in the Roman Empire', Corpus Christi, 9 a.m.--5 p.m. (Continues tomorrow. Details from Jas Elsner, Corpus Christi.)

THE JOAN CONWAY AWARDS RECITAL (2001--2), Holywell Music Room, 12 noon; Emma Greenwood, horn, performs Paul Dukas' Villanelle and Lars-Erik Larsson's Concertino, and Anna Wilby performs Brahms' G major violin sonata (open to the public; admission free).

CHARLOTTE SHIPLEY (soprano): recital, the chapel, Queen's, 1.10 p.m. (admission free; retiring collection).

ORGAN RECITAL by George Parsons, Magdalen, 5.25 p.m. (Admission free).

CAMBRIDGE TAVENER CHOIR (director Owen Rees): concert of music from the courts of the Catholic monarchs, the chapel, Queen's, 8.15 p.m. (admission by programme, £9/£7).

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Sunday 19 May

CHRIST CHURCH PICTURE GALLERY EXHIBITION OPENS: architectural and figurative studies by John Newberry, WRS (until 16 June).

THE REVD DR JANE SHAW preaches the sermon for Whit Sunday, Cathedral, 10 a.m.

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Monday 20 May

R. GOODMAN: `The last taboo? Why Japan has not yet discovered child sexual abuse' (Fertility and Reproduction Seminars: `Children and sexuality'), basement seminar room, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

PROFESSOR H. COOK: `Medicine and materialism in the Dutch golden age' (seminar series: `Medicine and culture before 1800'), 13 Norham Gardens, 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR SHELDON ROTHBLATT: `Higher education for all?' (Waynflete Lectures: `The elite university and democracy'), the Auditorium, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR L. TRIBE: `When judges pick presidents and presidents determine guilt' (Tanner Lectures on Human Values: `Upending the Constitution: Bush v. Gore, the Bush tribunals, and beyond'), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

JOSÉ MARÍA AZNAR (Prime Minister of Spain): `Reflections on the future of Europe' (inaugural European Studies Centre Lecture), College Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m. (admission by ticket only, to be obtained in advance from the Development Office, St Antony's---tel. (2)74496, e-mail: janet.collyer@sant.ox.ac.uk).

P. CLARK: `Words and numbers---actuaries are ambidextrous' (Department of Statistics: Florence Nightingale Lecture), Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's, 5 p.m.

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Tuesday 21 May

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS OPEN: `Modern Chinese Painting, Part 2: From the Khoan and Michael Sullivan Collection' (until end of October), and `Court painting at Udaipur' (until 14 July).

PROFESSOR ROY FOSTER: `Yeats and Oxford' (Friends of the Bodleian thirty-minute lecture), Cecil Jackson Room, Sheldonian, 1 p.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM GALLERY TALK: `Greek civilisations', 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 SEMINAR: `Proof-reading', 2 p.m. (see information above).

C. BROMBERGER, B. MAJUMDAR, and J. MACKENZIE: `Politique et pratiques sportives' (seminar series: `Les autres lieux du politique'), Maison Française, 2 p.m.

THE STUDIO FOR NEW MUSIC (MOSCOW), with the Faculty of Music New Music Ensemble (conductor John Traill): workshop on contemporary Russian compositions, Holywell Music Room, 2--4 p.m. (open to the public; admission free).

PROFESSOR L. TRIBE: `The constitutional virtues of shared power and self-doubt' (Tanner Lectures on Human Values: `Upending the Constitution: Bush v. Gore, the Bush tribunals, and beyond'), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

PHILIP PULLMAN reads from and talks about his novels The Dark Materials, Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

DR J.-W. MÜLLER: `The International of illusions: mapping political thought in the sixties' (lecture series: `Searching for the sixties'), Powicke Room, Modern History Faculty, 5 p.m.

CONCERT BY LA-CROSSE CHOIR, University of Wisconsin, the Chapel, Exeter, 8 p.m. (admission free).

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Wednesday 22 May

ORGAN RECITAL by Christopher Bucknall, Queen's, 1.10 p.m. (Admission free; retiring collection).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM GALLERY TALK: `An introduction to silver', 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 SEMINAR: `Introductory statistical modelling for research: analysing experimental data using ANOVA techniques', 3 p.m. (see information above).

DR NANCY LINDISFARNE: `Starting from below: fieldwork, gender, and imperialism now' (Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women: Audrey Richards Commemorative Lecture), College Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR SHELDON ROTHBLATT: `Exceptions to the rule: national differences in the twenty-first century' (Waynflete Lectures: `The elite university and democracy'), the Auditorium, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

MRS C. ROUECHÉ: `Epigraphy and the new world order' (David Lewis Memorial Lecture), St John's, 5 p.m.

DR E. THEILMANN: `Forced migration and the politics of burden-sharing' (Refugee Studies Centre: Seminars on Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR C. KORSGAARD: `Autonomy, efficacy, and agency' (John Locke Lectures: `Self- constitution: action, identity, and integrity'), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR A. ROBERTS: `Terrorism and the law of war' (seminar series: `Function of law in the international community'), Chester Room, Nuffield, 5 p.m.

R. DUE: `Rohmer's indecisions' (seminar series: `Texte et image'), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

DR M. FREUD-KANDEL: `The historical role of the Chief Rabbi in Anglo-Jewry' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 8 p.m.

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THURSDAY 23 May

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING SEMINARS: `Job search and interview skills for contract research staff', 9.30 a.m., and `Assertiveness' (day 1), 2 p.m. (see information above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM STUDY-DAY: `Drawing in the age of the Carracci', 10 a.m.--4 p.m. p.m. (Cost: £20; Friends £18, concessions £6. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.--1 p.m., or e-mail: education.service@ashmus.ox.ac.uk.)

K. ROBINS: `Banal transnationalism' (ESRC Transnational Communities Research Programme: `The cultural politics of transnationalism'), Senior Common Room, School of Geography and the Environment, 2 p.m.

DR J. THOMPSON: `A perpetual puzzle: Mamluk carpets and textiles' (lecture series: `Textiles and carpets in the Islamic world'), Lecture Room 1, Oriental Institute, 2 p.m.

CHRIST CHURCH PICTURE GALLERY GUIDED TOUR: `Early Italian painting', 2.15 p.m. (booking not required).

PROFESSOR L. BERSANI: `Forming couples: Godard's Le Mépris' (Zaharoff Lecture), Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

I. BOUR: `What is a heroine in the early nineteenth century? The novels of Germaine de Staël, Maria Edgeworth, and Lady Morgan' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

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Friday 24 May

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM GALLERY TALK: `Samuel Palmer', 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.)

THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET performs Stravinsky's Three Pieces (1919), and Brahms' clarinet quintet in b minor, op. 115 (with clarinettist Paul Brimicombe), Holywell Music Room, 1 p.m (tickets £5/£3 from Tickets Oxford at the Playhouse, Beaumont Street, tel. 305305, or at the door).

PROFESSOR G. MATERLIK: `Synchrotron radiation and X-ray lasers---light for the new century' (Cherwell--Simon Lecture), Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, 4.30 p.m.

DR P. ONTA: `Globalisation under conditions of load-shedding: stories from the world of media in Nepal' (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology departmental seminar), 64 Banbury Road, 4.30 p.m.

R. LOUIS: `Leo Amery and the post-war world, 1945--55' (Chichele Lectures: `All Souls and the idea of public service in the twentieth century'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

DR J. WHITELEY: `Michelangelo's Moses and the tomb of Julius II' (Oxford Italian Association: Rowe Memorial Lecture), Grove Auditorium, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

D. SOULEZ-LARIVIÈRE: `Pouvoir judiciare et pouvoir politique en France' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

COLIN CARR and others perform Schoenberg's Verklärte Nacht and Brahms' string sextet in G major, op. 36, Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's, 8.30 p.m. (admission by free programme, available from the Porters' Lodge, St John's).

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