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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 26 April

PROFESSOR NAJI HAKIM: masterclass on improvisation and twentieth-century French organ music, Christ Church Cathedral, 10 a.m.–12 noon and 2–4 p.m. (free of charge and open to the public).

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

CONFERENCE: `Centre and periphery revisited: the structures of European science, 1750–1914', Maison Française, 2–5 p.m. (continues tomorrow).

PROFESSOR R. JUST: `Of fishers and boats, and sacrificial goats: interpreting the commonplace' (Marett Memorial Lecture), Saskatchewan Lecture Room, Exeter, 5 p.m.

H.E. MR AFIF SAFIEH (Palestinian General Delegate to the UK): `Palestine in the making' (Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

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Saturday 27 April

THE CHOIR OF NEW COLLEGE and THE BAND OF INSTRUMENTS (conductor Edward Higginbottom) perform Matthew Locke's Introit `I was glad', and Purcell's anthem `My beloved spake'; also Purcell's Chacony in G, the chapel, New College, 6 p.m. (part of Evensong; free of charge and open to the public).

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Sunday 28 April

THE REVD DR JOHN CLARK preaches the St Mark's Day Sermon, Magdalen, 10 a.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. (see information above).

DR P. KATRIZKY: ` "What manner o'thing is your crocodile?" Quack remedies from all the world and beyond' (seminar series: `Medicine and culture before 1800'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine (47 Banbury Road), 2.15 p.m.

M. KEHILY: `More sugar? Teenage magazines, gender displays, and sexual learning' (Fertility and Reproduction Seminars: `Children and sexuality'), basement seminar room, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

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. (tickets available from porter's lodge, Taylor Institution, from 4 p.m.).

LYNDA LA PLANTE: `The dramas inside the drama' (Times Lecture), Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

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Tuesday 30 April

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM exhibition opens: `The Golden Jubilee Crown' (until 5 August).

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

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Childhood through the centuries', 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 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. (tickets available from porter's lodge, Taylor Institution, from 4 p.m.).

BRIAN HEBBLETHWAITE: `The history of religions' (Hensley Henson Lectures in Theology: `A natural theology of historical revelation'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR P. HARRISON: `Visions and meditations' (Radhakrishnan Memorial Lectures: `The anatomy of revelation: an inquiry into the production of Truth in Mahayana Buddhism'), Schools, 5 p.m.

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Wednesday 1 May

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM exhibition opens: `Connections'—collaborative work by local adult education groups (until 31 July).

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

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `An introduction to Italian 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.)

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).

PROFESSOR CARSTEN THAU, STEPHEN HODDER, and PROFESSOR JOSEPH RYKWERT: `How to be Modern: Arne Jacobsen in the twenty-first century' (lecture), Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's, 5 p.m.

DR P. NEEDHAM: `The discovery and invention of the Gutenberg Bible' (D.F. McKenzie Lecture), Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 5 p.m

A. HELTON: `The price of indifference: refugees and humanitarian action in the new century' (Refugee Studies Centre: Seminars on Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. BOSWORTH: `Mussolini, power, and friendship' (lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

M. CROSLAND: `Medicine and language in the French Revolution' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

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

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

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

DR P. NEEDHAM: `The sizes of incunables' (D.F. McKenzie Seminar), Seminar Room, Old Bodley Quad, 12 noon.

DR M. KAUFFMANN: ` "Those dustie and rustie parchement manuscriptes": the first accessions of Western manuscripts by Bodley's library' (Friends of the Bodleian thirty-minute lecture), Cecil Jackson Room, Sheldonian, 1 p.m.

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).

P. OWARE: `Tensions in agricultural sector reforms in Ghana' (seminar), Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR F. MOUREAU: `Itinéraires jésuites en Chine ou les lumières naissent à l'Est' (Besterman Lecture), Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

DR M. BENT: `Memento mei: polyphonic music in some fifteenth- century commemorations for the dead' (Hussey Lectures on the Church and the Arts), Schools, 5 p.m.

ANTHONY HOWARD: `Biography and obituary' (DNB Seminars), Rainolds Room, Corpus Christi, 5 p.m.

MICHAEL MATES, MP: `Parliamentary accountability' (seminar series: `Intelligence services in the modern world'), the Buttery, Hilda Besse Building, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR NORMAN DAVIES: `Academic versus popular history' (public lecture), Haldane Room, Wolfson, 6 p.m.

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Friday 3 May

COLLOQUIUM: `Regards croisés sur l'enseignement supérieur en France et en Grande-Bretagne', Maison Française, 9.15 a.m.–5 p.m. (continues tomorrow).

DR LUDGAR LOHMANN: masterclass on J.S. Bach and seventeenth- and eighteenth- century organ music from north Germany, the chapel, Queen's, 10 a.m.–12 noon and 2–4 p.m. (free of charge and open to the public).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Neo-classicism', 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.)

M. HOLBRAAD: `Money and divine encompassment in Cuban Ifa cults' (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology departmental seminar), 64 Banbury Road, 4.30 p.m.

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

LORD MUSTILL: `Margins: a right to be wrong?' (Blackstone Lecture), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 11.30 a.m.

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).

ORGAN RECITAL by Magnus Williamson, Magdalen, 5.25 p.m. (admission free).

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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Sunday 5 May

PROFESSOR DENYS TURNER preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

THOMAS SAUER: master-class, Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's, 10 a.m. (admission free).

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