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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 25 January

CONFERENCE: `Waste in French literature, film, and theory', Maison Française, 9 a.m.–5.15 p.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM study-day: `The Sands Gallery of early Twentieth-century Art', 10 a.m.–4 p.m. (Cost £20, students £5. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.)

DR E. EWART: `Painted bodies, beautiful persons: the significance of body painting among Panará people in central Brazil' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminars: `Body and self: bodily modification and the representation of identity'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

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

THE RT. HON. JACK STRAW, MP: `Engagement with the Islamic world' (lecture), Schools, 5 p.m. (admission free but tickets required, obtainable from the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies—tel. (2)78730).

THE RT. HON. SIR ROBIN JANVRIN: `The role of the Queen' (seminar series: `British Government and Politics'), Brasenose, 5 p.m.

H.E. CARDINAL FRANCIS ARINZE: `The university as promoter of inter-religious dialogue' (lecture), Catholic Chaplaincy (Rose Place, off St Aldate's), 6.30 p.m.

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Saturday 26 January

ORGAN RECITAL by Charles Cole, Magdalen, 5.25 p.m. (admission free).

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Sunday 27 January

DR M. EDWARDS preaches, Cathedral, 10 a.m.

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Monday 28 January

S. KINGSTON: `Cognitive aspects of fertility and reproduction in Siar, New Ireland' (Fertility and Reproduction Seminars: `Fertility and reproduction in Melanesia'), New Seminar Room, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

DR J. MILLS: `Asylums, agendas, and agency: recovering the Indian experience of the colonial mental hospital' (seminar series: `Psychiatry and Empire'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine (47 Banbury Road), 2 p.m.

SIR STEPHEN WALL, PROFESSOR VERNON BOGDANOR, and SIR MICHAEL WHEELER-BOOTH: `A second chamber for the European Parliament?' (seminar series: `Reform of EU institutions'), Summer Common Room, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

J. HORNE: `Petit pays et grande patrie: locality, region, and nation in France during the First World War' (seminar series: `Challenging the French nation: community, region, Union'), Maison Française, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR S. LINDENBAUM: `Thinking about epidemics: kuru, BSE, and variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease' (Green College Lectures: `From animal to human disease: changes, chains, and controls'), Witts Lecture Theatre, Radcliffe Infirmary, 6 p.m.

DR M.G. BROCK: `Debating in late Victorian and Edwardian Oxford'(lecture series: `Politics, people, and propriety: the Union and the University since 1823'), Oxford Union Society, 8.30 p.m. (open to all members of the University).

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Tuesday 29 January

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Writing research papers, abstracts, and posters', 9.15 a.m., and `Small group teaching' (second seminar), 12.30 p.m. (see information above).

DR A. ADAM: `The alliance of throne and altar from Luther to Hobbes' (lecture series: `The modern state and its religion: from Machiavelli to Huntington'), Schools, 11 a.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Greek sculpture: the classical period' (includes Object of the Month), 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.)

C. DARBO-PESCHANSKI and R. OSBORNE: `La création des lieux politiques; du temps dans les lieux' (seminar series: `Les autres lieux du politique'), Maison Française, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR C. HOLES: `Social history, political history, and dialect prestige in the Arab world: Bahrain, Amman, and Baghdad' (interdisciplinary seminar series: `Language and History'), Oriel, 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR B.O. MURDOCH: `Bedevilling Paradise' (Speaker's Lectures in Biblical Studies: `The popular Bible: medieval expansions of Genesis'), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR A. GRACHEV, MS GISELA STUART, MP, and DR ALEX PRAVDA: `After 11 September: post-Communist Europe' (seminar series: `After 11 September: democracy, justice, and world order'), Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR D. PIACHAUD: `Human capital, social capital, and social exclusion' (seminar series: `Current issues in social policy'), Violet Butler Seminar Room, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, 5 p.m.

LYNDALL GORDON lectures in series `Biographers at work', Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

A. TURPIN: `The collections of Cosimo I de Medici—a Cabinet of Curiosities?' (seminar series: `Curiosity and wonder in the early modern period'), Powicke Room, Modern History Faculty Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR G. WARNER: `Appeasement' (seminar series: `British history in the twentieth century'), Brasenose, 5 p.m.

SEAMUS HEANEY: `Sixth sense, seventh heaven' (Wolfson College Lectures: `Varieties of creative experience'), the Hall, Wolfson, 6 p.m. (open to the public).

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Wednesday 30 January

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Managing your career—marketing your skills and abilities', 9.30 a.m., and `Descriptive statistics for research: statistical inference', 3 p.m. (see information above).

ORGAN RECITAL by Malcolm Archer, the chapel, Queen's, 1.10 p.m. (admission free; retiring collection).

CAROLINE BALDING (violinist): masterclass on period performance and the violin, Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 2 p.m. (open to the public and free of charge).

ABD' ELKADER FARRAH leads discussion on `An Algerian's ventures into ancient Greek territory' (Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama meeting), Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean, 2.15 p.m. (for information, tel. (2)88210).

PROFESSOR B.O. MURDOCH: `What Adam and Eve did next' (Speaker's Lectures in Biblical Studies: `The popular Bible: medieval expansions of Genesis'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR B. DALEY: `Athanasius: reordering the image' (Martin D'Arcy Memorial Lectures: `God visible: Patristic Christology reconsidered'), Schools, 5 p.m.

NICHOLA JOHNSON: `A division of the spoils: the professionalisation of museums' (Slade Lectures), Lecture Theatre, University Museum of Natural History, 5 p.m.

R. WRIGHT: `Dating the origins of the Romance languages' (Corpus Christ Centre for the Study of Greek and Roman Antiquity seminar series: `Late Latin and the Latin of medieval Europe'), Seminar Room, Corpus Christi, 5 p.m.

O. DAVIS: `Beauvoir, Proust, and the static image' (seminar series: `Texte et image'), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR JENNY ABRAMSKY (News International Visiting Professor of Broadcast Media): `Sound matters: aspects of radio broadcasting' (first of four lectures), Exeter, 5.30 p.m.

DR O. BUDNITSKII: `Russian Jews between the Reds and the Whites (1917–20)' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, 8 p.m.

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Thursday 31 January

M. HARTWELL: `Perceptions of justice: political forgiveness and revenge in the early post-conflict period' (Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women seminars: `Operation Enduring Freedom? Feminist responses to terrorisms, alliances, and differences'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

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

M. SAAD: `Qui peut vivre sans le secours d'autrui?: philantropists and friends, here and abroad (1789–1810)' (seminar series: `Britain and the war with Napoleon'), Maison Française, 2.15 p.m.

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

ANN LIEBECK: `Opera arias from Mozart' (masterclass), Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 4.15 p.m. (open to the public and free of charge).

PROFESSOR B.O. MURDOCH: `Lamech and the other Lamech' (Speaker's Lectures in Biblical Studies: `The popular Bible: medieval expansions of Genesis'), Schools, 5 p.m.

S. BURCHI: `What water laws for water security in the twenty-first century?' (Linacre Lectures: `Water and the environment'), Lecture Theatre A, Zoology/Psychology Building, South Parks Road, 5.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR JENNY ABRAMSKY (News International Visiting Professor of Broadcast Media): `Sound matters: aspects of radio broadcasting' (second of four lectures), Exeter, 5.30 p.m.

DR E. FRAZER: `Social inclusion and community' (seminar series: `The Third Way in Britain? Untangling politics under New Labour'), Lecture Room 6, New College, 7 p.m.

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Friday 1 February

P. LEMOUNIER: `Fertility among the Anga of Papua New Guinea: the conspicuous absent' (Fertility and Reproduction Seminars: `Fertility and reproduction in Melanesia'), New Seminar Room, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

DR N. ARGENTI: `Masking—what does it hide and what does it reveal? Lessons from Cameroon' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminars: `Body and self: bodily modification and the representation of identity'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Engraved gems' (monthly series: `Crossing Borders), 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.)

DAVID DIMBLEBY: `Politics and the media' (seminar series: `British Government and Politics'), Brasenose, 5 p.m.

P. LACOMBE: `Quel avenir pour l'agriculture française?' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

ISABELLE VAN KEULEN (violin/viola), MICHAEL COLLINS (clarinet), and KATHRYN STOTT (piano): concert of works by Mozart, Shostakovitch, Poulenc, and Stravinsky, Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's, 8 p.m. (tel. for bookings: 798600).

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Saturday 2 February

ORGAN RECITAL by Nicholas O'Neill, Magdalen, 5.25 p.m. (admission free).

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