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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 July

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Death and burial in ancient Egypt', 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.)

JUAN MANUEL PINTOR, MANUEL FORNIÉS, and EUGENIO MURIEL: guitar recital, Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's, 7.30 p.m. (tickets £9/£7, from Tickets Oxford at the Playhouse, Beaumont Street: tel. 305305).

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Tuesday 30 July

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `The world of Joshua Reynolds', 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 31 July

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM introductory gallery talk: `Tin glaze pottery', 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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Friday 2 August

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `The Lotus', 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 4 August

OXFORD PHILOMUSICA: the Fourth International Piano Festival opens, Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's (continues to 11 August). (Tickets for individual events from £6: for details, tel. 0870 6060 804; fax 020 8208 4329; e-mail: oxford.philomusica@virgin.net; Internet: www.oxfordphil.com).

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Tuesday 6 August

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `A journey through 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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Wednesday 7 August

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM introductory gallery talk: `History 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.)

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Friday 9 August

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Children in western art', 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 13 August

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Gods and goddesses of ancient Egypt', 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 14 August

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Kandinsky and abstraction in twentieth-century European painting' (Dr Christian Rümelin), 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 15 August

A. TOCKWELL-VILLANDRY: `Nature in art: the interior landscape' (lecture), Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean, 5.30 p.m. (admission free; numbers limited).

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Friday 16 August

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Japanese enamels', 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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Monday 19 August

SPECIAL LECTURE LIST, Michaelmas Term: items to be received by today (e-mail: lecture.lists@admin.ox.ac.uk).

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Tuesday 20 August

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Glass', 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 21 August

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM introductory gallery talk: `Western art', 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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Friday 23 August

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Early Renaissance 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 27 August

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Hidden treasures 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.)

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Wednesday 28 August

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM introductory gallery talk: `Japan', 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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Friday 30 August

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Gluttons and gladiators', 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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Saturday 31 August

UNIVERSITY CHURCH, 8 p.m.: Fiori Musicali—James Bowman sings Vivaldi, including Vivaldi's Four Seasons concertos. (Tickets: £15/£9, concessions £5/£3, available from 01327 352626, Tickets Oxford on Oxford 305305, www.fiori-musicali.com, or www.ticketsoxford.com.)

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Thursday 5 September

CONFERENCE: `Beating biases in therapeutic research: historical perspectives' (day 1), Osler–McGovern Centre, 13 Norham Gardens, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. (details at http://www.wuhmo.ox.ac.uk).

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Friday 6 September

CONFERENCE: `Beating biases in therapeutic research: historical perspectives' (day 2), Osler–McGovern Centre, 13 Norham Gardens, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. (details at http://www.wuhmo.ox.ac.uk).

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Friday 13 September

ROYAL INSTITUTE OF PHILOSOPHY CONFERENCE on theme `Action and Agency', with various speakers (until 15 September; details at http://users.ox.ac.uk/~lawf0081/rip/).

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Thursday 26 September

PROFESSOR J. BARNARD: `Politics, profit, and ?idealism: John Norton, the Stationers' Company, and the Bodleian Library 1601–12' (Friends of the Bodleian lecture), Stationers' Hall, Ave Maria Lane, London EC4, 6.30 p.m. (bookings, by 26 August, to Mrs P.M. Sturgis, e-mail: pms@bodley.ox.ac.uk).

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