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Educational and Professional Development Seminars: places should be booked in advance through the Institute for the Advancement of University Learning (telephone: (2)86808, e-mail: services@learning.ox.ac.uk, Internet: http://www.learning.ox.ac.uk).

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Friday 21 September

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Fish in oriental art' (special display), 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.)

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Tuesday 25 September

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

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Wednesday 26 September

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

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Friday 28 September

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

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Tuesday 2 October

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

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Thursday 4 October

EUROPEAN HUMANITIES RESEARCH CENTRE CONFERENCE: `The politics of opera—Wagner and his aftermath' (Old Library, All Souls, 9.45 a.m.–5.30 p.m.; no registration fee; to attend, e-mail: margaret.lord@all-souls.ox.ac.uk).

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Friday 5 October

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

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Sunday 7 October

MICHAELMAS FULL TERM begins.

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Monday 8 October

W. BYNUM: `Science and the practice of medicine in the nineteenth century' (Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine seminars: `Science, technology, and medicine'), Wellcome Unit (47 Banbury Road), 2 p.m.

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Tuesday 9 October

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Talking heads: faces through the museum', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.)

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Wednesday 10 October

DR R. FENSHAM: `An assessment of structural change in Australian tropical savanna' (seminar), Senior Common Room, School of Geography and the Environment, 1 p.m.

J. OWEN-DAVIS: `Information, information, information: the life-blood of disaster relief' (Refugee Studies Centre: Seminars on Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. FRAKES: `An anthology of Old Yiddish: audience and method' (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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Friday 12 October

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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Monday 15 October

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' (Inter-faculty 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.)

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.

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Wednesday 17 October

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 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).

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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).

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

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Friday 19 October

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.

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Sunday 21 October

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

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Monday 22 October

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.

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Tuesday 23 October

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 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

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.

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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