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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 6 December

COMPUTING SERVICES course: `Aiding communication' (working lunch), OUCS, 12.30–1.30 p.m.

DANNY DRIVER plays piano works by Bach, Debussy, Mozart, and Ravel, Maison Française, 8 p.m.

SCHOLA CANTORUM of Oxford performs Handel's Dixit Dominus, Bach's Jesu Meine Freude, and sacred cantatas and motets, University Church, 8 p.m.

DANNY DRIVER: piano recital of works by Bach, Mozart, Debussy, and Ravel, Maison Française, 8 p.m. (admission free).

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Saturday 7 December

MICHAELMAS FULL TERM ends.

ORGAN RECITAL: Christoph Tietze, the chapel, Magdalen, 5.25 p.m. (admission free).

THE REVD DR HARRIET HARRIS: book launch, Faith without hostages: the Cross and Resurrection in our lives today, Old Library, University Church, 6.30 p.m. (entrance from Radcliffe Square).

OXFORD BROOKES CHORAL AND ORCHESTRAL SOCIETY: concert of works by Stravinsky, Beethoven, Howells, Copland, and others, University Church, 7 p.m. (admissions £4, concessions £3, at the door).

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Monday 9 December

SPECIAL LECTURE LIST, Hilary Term: copy to be received by today (e-mail: gazette@admin.ox.ac.uk).

COMPUTING SERVICES course: `From design to production', OUCS, 12.30–1.30 p.m.

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Tuesday 10 December

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Career review and planning for contract research staff', 9.30 a.m., and `Information overload: rapid reading', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `The Pre-Raphaelites', 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 12 December

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Time management—for those who manage their manager's time as well as their own', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

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

PROFESSOR ANTHONY DAVISON: `Galaxies, ticks, and stock market crashes: hard times for the Poisson process', 3.15 p.m., followed by DR YIH-CHOUNG TEH: `Critical thresholds for dynamic routing in queuing networks', 4.15 p.m. (Department of Statistics: Corcoran Memorial Lectures), Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's.

ANGELA BOYLE: `Shedding new light on old bone: earlier prehistoric burial in Oxford' (`Archaeology in the Science Area' lecture), University Museum, 4 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. HINDE: `Why are people willing to go to war?' (Brian Walker Lecturer in Environment and Development), Witts Lecture Theatre, Radcliffe Infirmary, 6 p.m.

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Friday 13 December

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Springboard, Programme 1' (third workshop), 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Camille Pissarro', 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 14 December

MAISON FRANÇAISE study-day: `Symposium on discourse analysis', Maison Francaise, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

DR S. ACKERMANN: `The star of Bethlehem: a journey through science and art' (Society for the History of Medieval Technology and Science illustrated lecture), Institute of Archaeology (36 Beaumont Street), 2.30 p.m.

COMMOTIO (conductor: Matt Berry) performs Vilette's Inviolata, Leighton's Mass for Double Choir, and works by Tavener, University Church, 8 p.m. (admission £8/£4 at the door).

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Monday 16 December

OXFORD PHILOMUSICA (conductor Marios Papadopoulos), with the Philomusica Chorus (chorus master Andrew Stewart), perform Handel's Messiah, Sheldonian, 8 p.m. (tickets £10–£30 from Tickets Oxford at the Playhouse, Beaumont Street, tel. 305305, or at the door).

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Tuesday 17 December

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Job search and interview skills for contract research staff', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Tibetan sculpture' (special display), 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 18 December

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM introductory gallery talk: `The Christmas story', 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 19 December

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

PROFESSOR BARUCH S. BLUMBERG: `Biology in space' (Public Understanding of Science Lecture), University Museum, 4 p.m.

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Friday 20 December

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `The Grand Tour', 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 24 December

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM closed (reopens 28 December).

PITT RIVERS MUSEUM closed (reopens 27 December).

BODLEIAN LIBRARY closed (reopens 2 January).

SACKLER LIBRARY closed (reopens 2 January).

TAYLOR INSTITUTION LIBRARY closed (reopens 2 January).

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Tuesday 31 December

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `A New Year's Eve tour', 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.)

PITT RIVERS MUSEUM closed (reopens 2 January).

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Wednesday 1 January

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM closed (reopens tomorrow).

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Friday 3 January

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Animals in ancient 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 7 January

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: induction seminar for new contract researchers, 12.30 p.m. (see information above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Byzantium', 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 8 January

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM introductory gallery talk: `European furniture', 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 9 January

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: induction seminar for new contract researchers, 3.30 p.m. (see information above).

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