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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 4 October

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Stones and gems for sealing', 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 8 October

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Early watches: jewel or machine?', 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 10 October

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

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Friday 11 October

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Venetian 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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Saturday 12 October

THE OXFORD PRO MUSICA SINGERS (conductor Michael Smedley): choral concert, including works by Schutz and Schnittke, University Church, 8 p.m. (tickets £8/£5).

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Sunday 13 October

MICHAELMAS FULL TERM begins.

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Monday 14 October

CODRINGTON LIBRARY, All Souls College, reopens (term opening hours: 9.30 a.m.–6.30 p.m., Monday–Friday).

S. LANG: `Drop the demaon dai: maternal mortality and the state in Victorian India' (seminar series: `Metropolis, periphery, and nation: medicine and colonialism'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 2.15 p.m.

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Tuesday 15 October

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Modern Chinese paintings from the Sullivan Collection, Part 2', 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 NIKE WAGNER (Weidenfeld Visiting Professor in European Comparative Literature): `Historism in Vienna' (lecture series: `Love and death: Vienna, Wagner, and fin de siècle culture'), Schools, 5 p.m.

LORD BINGHAM OF CORNHILL (High Steward of the University): `Personal freedom and the dilemma of democracies' (Romanes Lecture), Sheldonian, 5.45 p.m.

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Wednesday 16 October

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM introductory gallery talk: `Greek pots', 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 17 October

LORD ROBERT MAY: `Sentiment and science in conservation planning' (seminar series: `What is the future of science-based conservation?'), School of Geography and the Environment, 1 p.m.

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

THE HON. HUGO CHAVEZ FRIAS (President of Venezuela): `Globalisation and poverty' (International Human Rights Seminar), Schools, 3.30 p.m. (audience to be seated by 3.15 p.m.) (admission by tickets, available to members of the University from ihrs@herald.ox.ac.uk).

DR NIKE WAGNER (Weidenfeld Visiting Professor in European Comparative Literature): `The political dreams of Theodor Herzl' (lecture series: `Love and death: Vienna, Wagner, and fin de siècle culture'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR GERALD HAMMOND: `Tyndale's Jonah' (Tyndale Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

SIR JOHN KREBS: `Food safety: science and policy' (Radcliffe Lecture), Witts Lecture Theatre, Radcliffe Infirmary, 6 p.m.

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Friday 18 October

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Costume in 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.)

DR J.T. BRUER: `Neuroscience, cognitive science, and the rational basis of education' (Herbert Spencer Lectures: `The future of education'), Schools, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

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Saturday 19 October

COLIN CARR (cello) and THOMAS SAUER (piano) perform chamber works by Beethoven, Britten, and Brahms, Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's, 8.30 p.m. (admission by free programme, available from the Porters' Lodge; reserved for college members until about ten days before the event).

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Monday 21 October

N.S. MANTE: `Robert Boyle and the early modern racial body' (seminar series: `Metropolis, periphery, and nation: medicine and colonialism'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 2.15 p.m.

CHRISTOPHER MITCHELL: `Overseas interests' (Joseph Beuys Lectures), Auditorium, Magdalen, 3 p.m.

PROFESSOR ELIZABETH THOMPSON: `Chromosome ancestry and genetic mapping in the era of genome data' (lecture), Lecture Theatre A, Zoology/Psychology Building, 5 p.m.

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Tuesday 22 October

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Hals and Manet: travelling companions' (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.)

DR NIKE WAGNER (Weidenfeld Visiting Professor in European Comparative Literature): `The modernity of Richard Strauss' (lecture series: `Love and death: Vienna, Wagner, and fin de siècle culture'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR D. MARTIN: `Protestantism and politics in the developing world' (Seminars in the study of religions), Lecture Room 2, Christ Church, 5 p.m.

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Wednesday 23 October

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM introductory gallery talk: `Impressionism', 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.)

W.K. ZEWADSKI: `Greek theatre in the cinema and television' (Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama lecture), the Auditorium, Magdalen College, 2.15 p.m. (further details from: apgrd@classics.ox.ac.uk).

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Thursday 24 October

DR S. KNAPP: `Collecting to conserve: not as paradoxical as it may seem' (seminar series: `What is the future of science-based conservation?'), School of Geography and the Environment, 1 p.m.

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

J. MARTINDALE: `Eleanor of Aquitaine: why another biography?' (DNB Seminars on Biography'), Rainolds Room, Corpus Christi, 5 p.m.

DR D. MCCARTHY: `Eusebius' Canones Chronicorum and the voice of St Jerome' (lecture), Modern History Faculty Building, 5 p.m.

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Friday 25 October

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Buddhism: art and symbol', 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.)

PROFESSOR J. LEDOUX: `How our brains learn to be who we are' (Herbert Spencer Lectures: `The future of education'), Schools, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

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Monday 28 October

PROFESSOR P. PETTIT: `Deliberative democracy, the discursive dilemma, and republican theory' (International Sawyer Seminar: `The theory and politics of civil society'), Rothermere American Institute, 1.45 p.m. (enquiries to: paul.bou-habib@socres.ox.ac.uk, tel. (2)82718).

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