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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 22 March

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Islamic lustreware', 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.)

POETRY EVENING: `Dialogue among civilisations through poetry', Maison Française, 7.30 p.m.

STEVEN ISSERLIS: cello recital, Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's, 8 p.m. (tel. for bookings: 305305).

TOM POSTER: piano recital of works by Schubert, Beethoven, Scriabin, Debussy, Schumann, and Chopin (on behalf of the Friends of Rewley House), Holywell Music Room, 8 p.m. (tickets £12/£10, from (2)70393; also from the reception desk, Rewley House, and from the box office before the recital).

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Tuesday 26 March

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Seventeenth-century painting and drawing', 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.)

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Thursday 28 March

UNIVERSITY OFFICES closed (reopen 2 April).

UNIVERSITY MESSENGER SERVICE suspended (resumes 2 April).

SHELDONIAN THEATRE closed (reopens 8 April).

CHRIST CHURCH PICTURE GALLERY guided tour: `Jacob Jordaens', 2.15 p.m. (booking not required).

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Friday 29 March

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM closed (reopens 1 April, 2–5 p.m.).

BODLEIAN LIBRARY CLOSED (reopens 2 April).

SACKLER LIBRARY closed (reopens 3 April).

TAYLOR INSTITUTION LIBRARY closed (reopens 2 April).

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Tuesday 2 April

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Landscape in western painting', 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.)

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Wednesday 3 April

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `An introduction to porcelain', 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.)

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Thursday 4 April

CHRIST CHURCH PICTURE GALLERY guided tour: `The Harding Glass Collection', 2.15 p.m. (booking not required).

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Friday 5 April

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Early writing in East and West', 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.)

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Tuesday 9 April

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Acorns and oak trees', 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.)

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Wednesday 10 April

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `An introduction to India', 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.)

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Thursday 11 April

CHRIST CHURCH PICTURE GALLERY guided tour: general tour, 2.15 p.m. (booking not required).

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Friday 12 April

MARC-ANDRÉ HAMELIN: piano recital, Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's, 8 p.m. (tel. for bookings: 305305).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Venetian paintings', 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.)

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Tuesday 16 April

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Gender in teaching', 9.30 a.m.; `Recruitment and selection—for those who are occasionally involved in recruiting staff', 9.30 a.m.–1 p.m.; and `Recruitment and selection—for those on selection committees for academic appointments', 2–5.30 p.m. (see information above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Modern Chinese painting from the Khoan and Michael Sullivan Collection, 1940–80', 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.)

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Wednesday 17 April

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Listening skills' (day 1), 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `An introduction to the Ashmolean building', 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.)

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Thursday 18 April

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Approaches to teaching', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

CHRIST CHURCH PICTURE GALLERY guided tour: general tour, 2.15 p.m. (booking not required).

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Friday 19 April

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Career review and planning for contract research staff', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `The materials of Asian sculpture I', 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.)

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Sunday 21 April

TRINITY FULL TERM begins.

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Tuesday 23 April

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Dealing with stress', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Bolognese drawings' (special exhibition), 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.)

NEIL MACGREGOR: `The perpetual present: the ideal of art for all' (Romanes Lecture), Sheldonian, 5.45 p.m.

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Wednesday 24 April

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Listening skills' (day 2), 9.30 a.m., and `Introductory statistical modelling for research: introduction to linear modelling', 3 p.m. (see information above).

PATRICK WRIGHT: `Deep and true? The cultural life of the English landscape' (John Berger Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

AMIR OR: `Hebrew poetry at the turn of the millennium' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 8 p.m.

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Thursday 25 April

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Job search and interview skills for contract research staff', 9.30 a.m., and `Recruitment and selection—for departmental administrators and others involved in planning and supporting staff selection' (day 1), 9.30 a.m.–5 p.m. (see information above).

H. HASNA: `Women in urban agriculture: case studies from Harare (Zimbabwe), Kampala (Uganda), and Accra (Ghana)' (Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women seminars: `Gender in social and cross-cultural perspective'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

CHRIST CHURCH PICTURE GALLERY guided tour: `Frames', 2.15 p.m. (booking not required).

GORDON CAMPBELL: `Fragments and "The Ruin of Time" ' (Don Fowler Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

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Monday 29 April

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Managing contract research staff, Part 1: managing and developing effective teams', 9.30 a.m., and `Recruitment and selection—for departmental administrators and others involved in planning and supporting staff selection' (day 2), 9.30 a.m.–1 p.m. (see information above).

PROFESSOR UMBERTO ECO (Weidenfeld Visiting Professor of European Comparative Literature): `Translation and reference' (lecture series: `Translating and being translated'), Main Lecture Hall, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

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Tuesday 30 April

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Minutes and agendas' (introductory seminar), 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

DR I. HARRIS: `Pol Pot and Buddhism: the fate of Cambodian Buddhism 1970–9' (Interdisciplinary Seminars in the Study of Religions), Schools, 3.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR G. BLOBEL: `Protein targeting' (Norman Heatley Lecture), Lecture Theatre, Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, 4.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR UMBERTO ECO (Weidenfeld Visiting Professor of European Comparative Literature): `Source v target' (lecture series: `Translating and being translated'), Main Lecture Hall, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

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Wednesday 1 May

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Managing employee absence', 9.30 a.m., and `Introductory statistical modelling for research: hypothesis testing, confidence intervals, and prediction in linear models', 3 p.m. (see information above).

DR E. OTTOLENGHI: `Missing the target: the (not so) unforeseeable consequences of Israel's electoral reform' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 8 p.m.

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Thursday 2 May

DR H. PANKHURST: `Strategies in international development: the theory and practice behind a women's rights approach' (Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women seminars: `Gender in social and cross-cultural perspective'), Garden Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

J. NIELSEN: `Transnational Sufism: a case study' (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: `The draped world of Islam: introduction to textiles and carpets' (lecture series: `Textiles and carpets in the Islamic world'), Lecture Room 1, Oriental Institute, 2 p.m.

CHRIST CHURCH PICTURE GALLERY guided tour: `Old Master drawings', 2.15 p.m. (booking not required).

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Friday 3 May

PROFESSOR B. REDFORD: `Imprinting Johnson' (Lyell Lectures in Bibliography: `Designing Boswell's Life of Johnson'), Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

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Saturday 4 May

MARY OGILVIE GALLERY, ST ANNE'S COLLEGE: private view and wine reception, 5–7.30 p.m., open to all members of the University and their guests, of `Colours and Shapes', an exhibition of recent paintings by American artist Susan Bonfils (exhibition open until 14 May).

THOMAS SAUER performs piano works by Beethoven, including the Moonlight Sonata and Diabelli Variations, 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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