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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 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.

A. FITZPATRICK: `In pursuit of creative interaction: synergistic design from the Sydney Opera House to the London Millennium Bridge' (Maurice Lubbock Memorial Lecture), Lecture Room 1, Department of Engineering Science, 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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Saturday 25 May

COLIN CARR and others: master-class, Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's, 10 a.m. (admission free).

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

ORGAN RECITAL by Julian McNamara, Magdalen, 5.25 p.m. (admission free).

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Sunday 26 May

THE REVD DR MICHAEL SCREECH preaches the sermon for Trinity Sunday, All Souls, 10 a.m.

KATHERINE GOWERS and PAUL LEWIS: recital of compositions for violin and piano, Wolfson, 7.30 p.m. (admission £7.50, students £5; proceeds to the African and Medical Research Foundation).

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Monday 27 May

J. BOYDEN: `Sexual violence in the context of war and displacement: the experiences of adolescent girls' (Fertility and Reproduction Seminars: `Children and sexuality'), basement seminar room, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

E. LEONG: ` "The treasurie of hidden secrets": collections of medical remedies in seventeenth-century England' (seminar series: `Medicine and culture before 1800'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine (47 Banbury Road), 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR E. COEN: `From genes to morphogenesis in plants' (J.W. Jenkinson Memorial Lecture), Large Lecture Theatre, Department of Plant Sciences, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR JOEL PRIMACK: `Star Wars means space debris: a battlefield that will last forever' (lecture), Lecture Room 4, New College, 5 p.m.

E. FALLAIZE: `Taming diversity: essays in translation (from Sade to French Caribbean writers)' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

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Tuesday 28 May

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Small group teaching' (second meeting), 12 noon, and `Managing contract research staff, Part 3: recruitment and selection', 12.30 p.m. (see information above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `The Weldon Gallery: ivoy and terracotta sculptures', 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.)

DR G. ZUCKERMANN: `Folk-etymology in the service of purism' (interdisciplinary seminars: `Language and History'), MacGregor Room, Oriel, 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR S. SHOEMAKER delivers the Gareth Evans Lecture, Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

DR A. SHAW: `Screening the Bomb: the Cold War and cinematic dissent in the 1960s' (lecture series: `Searching for the sixties'), Lecture Room II, Modern History Faculty, 5 p.m.

IAN DAVIS: `Do businesses have a responsibility to society?' (Oxford Lyceum lecture), Convocation House, 5.30 p.m.

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Wednesday 29 May

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

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

C. TEEVAN: `Inventing the Greek' (Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama lecture), Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean, 2.15 p.m.

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Introductory statistical modelling for research: analysing discrete data—using the chi- squared test', 3 p.m. (see information above).

SIR DAVID HARE and PROFESSOR STEPHEN DALDRY: Cameron Mackintosh Lecture, Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's, 5 p.m.

JOHN MILLS: `From glory to decadence: rug-weaving in southern Spain up to 1700' (May Beattie Memorial Lecture in Carpet Studies), Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean, 5 p.m.

DR C. LLOYD: `Algerian narratives of exile' (Refugee Studies Centre: Seminars on Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

M. BAYNHAM: `Law enforcement intelligence: the National Criminal Intelligence Service' (seminar series: `Intelligence services in the modern world'), Dahrendorf Room, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

DR I. HARRIS: `Cambodian Buddhism after the Khmer Rouge' (seminar series), Becket Institute, St Hugh's, 5 p.m.

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

E. ROBERTSON: `La poésie de l'instantané: Kodak de Blaise Cendrars' (seminar series: `Texte et image'), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

UNIVERSITY CLUB wine-tasting: wines for summer drinking, 5.45 p.m. (open to members and their guests; admission £2.50 per person).

THE REVD BRIAN MOUNTFORD: `Theology and prayer' (series of weekly discussions on modern theology: `What's new in theology?'), Old Library, University Church, 7 p.m. (enter from Radcliffe Square).

DR G. ZUCKERMANN: `The Israeli language: Mosaic or mosaic?' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 8 p.m.

THE BAND OF INSTRUMENTS and NEW CHAMBER OPERA (with alto Charles Humphries) perform secular cantatas by Vivaldi and Marcello, the ante-chapel, New College, 8.30 p.m. (tickets £8/£5 from Tickets Oxford at the Playhouse, Beaumont Street, tel. 305305, or at the door).

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Thursday 30 May

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Presentation skills practice', 9.30 a.m. or 2 p.m. (see information above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM study-day: `From mosques to miniatures: the arts of Islam', 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.)

N. WATANABE: `Refashioning Japanese women's memoirs for orientalist and nationalist imaginaries: how can women be heard?' (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.

M. STEWART: `Hungary's status law and issues of citizenship' (ESRC Transnational Communities Research Programme: `The cultural politics of transnationalism'), Senior Common Room, School of Geography and the Environment, 2 p.m.

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

DR J. THOMPSON: `From austerity to extravagance: Timurid and Safavid carpets and textiles' (lecture series: `Textiles and carpets in the Islamic world'), Lecture Room 1, Oriental Institute, 4 p.m.

PROFESSOR E. ABRAHAMIAN: `The US media and the present crisis in the Middle East' (Hamid Enayat Lecture), New Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR F. MICHELMAN: `Reflections on "Higher Law" constitutionalism' (Oxford Lyceum lecture), Arts Room, Trinity, 5 p.m.

CONFERENCE: `Consciousness and human responsibility' (with speakers Lord Winston and Lord Habgood), University Museum of Natural History, 5–10 p.m. (Admission by ticket only. To register, contact Dr Margaret Yee: e-mail margaret.yee@theology.ox.ac.uk, or at Ian Ramsey Centre, 41 St Giles'.)

MAISON FRANÇAISE: rencontre avec Pierre Michon, écrivain, 5.15 p.m.

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Friday 31 May

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `The founders of the Ashmolean', 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.)

DR E. VASTA: `Pacific islanders in Australia: community, the state, and the deserving' (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology departmental seminar), 64 Banbury Road, 4.30 p.m.

S. CRETNEY: `John Simon, a lawyer in politics' (Chichele Lectures: `All Souls and the idea of public service in the twentieth century'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

C. ATTWOOD: `Les roues de fortune: "Voir-dit" de Guillaume de Machaut' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

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Saturday 1 June

STUDY-DAY: Durkheimian study-day, Maison Française, 10 a.m.

PIANO RECITAL by Noel Charles, the chapel, Queen's, 1.10 p.m. (admission free; retiring collection).

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

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