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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 7 February

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Reitlinger, the collector', 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 G. BUIJS: `Sexual orientation and gender identity among Zulu diviners' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminar: `The identities of medical practitioners and traditional healers'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

COMPUTING SERVICES course: `Website building blocks I: HTML', OUCS, 12.30–1.30 p.m.

W. JAMES: `Different kinds of writing: anthropology's essentials' (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology Departmental Seminar), ISCA, 4 p.m.

PROFESSOR QUENTIN SKINNER: `Parliament and the representation of the people' (Ford's Lectures in British History: `Freedom, representation, and revolution, 1603–51'), Schools, 5 p.m.

ANDREW ADONIS: `Advising the Prime Minister' (seminar series: `British government and politics'), Lecture Room XI, Brasenose, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR D. HARVEY: `Accumulation by dispossession' (Clarendon Lectures in Geography: `Geopolitics and the new imperialism'), School of Geography and the Environment, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

H. LE BRAS: `L'adieu aux masses ou les nouvelles tendances de la démographie européenne' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

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Saturday 8 February

OPERA SEICENTO: Giovanni Legrenzi Festival I—`Revival of the seventeenth- century oratorio Il Sedecia', Holywell Music Room, 8 p.m. (tickets from the Oxford Playhouse, tel. 305305, or at the door).

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Sunday 9 February

THE REVD OLIVER O'DONOVAN: `Judgement in action: political judgement (Hymn 490: "Judge eternal, throned in splendour")' (Bampton Lectures: `The ways of judgement: action and institution'), St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 10 February

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Pre-retirement programme', 9.30 a.m., and `Managing employee conduct and performance', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

COMPUTING SERVICES courses: `Introduction to poster design using PageMaker', OUCS, 10.30 a.m.–12.30 p.m., `Office without Microsoft' (series `Getting started with Linux'), OUCS, 12.30–1.30 p.m., and `Creating online reading lists', OUCS, 12.30–1.30 p.m.

DR J. MCCARTHY: `Procreative liberty and the welfare of future children' (Fertility and Reproduction Seminars: `Reproductive technologies'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

COMPUTING SERVICES courses: `Beyond Windows---getting started with Linux', and `Creating online reading lists', OUCS, 12.30--1.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. PUTNAM: `Community in America' (Interdisciplinary 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).

DR R. EDMOND: `Heredity or contagion? The debate over the causation of leprosy in the later nineteenth century' (seminar series: `Ridding the Empire of leprosy: a grand undertaking and its legacy'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 2.15 p.m.

ENSEMBLE ISIS: composers' workshop, 4.30 p.m., and lecture in series `The Composer Speaks', with Simon Bainbridge, 7.30 p.m., Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 7.30 p.m. (open to the public: tel. for information (2)76125).

JEREMY PAXMAN: `The political animal' (seminar series: `Labour's undetected constitutional changes'), Summer Common Room, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

S. GOMPERTZ: `Anglo-French relations after Le Touquet' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

FIONA FOX: `The truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth: so where does that leave journalism?' (Green College Lectures: `Science and the media: the challenge of adapting science to the mass media'), Witts Lecture Theatre, Radcliffe Infirmary, 6 p.m.

THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET performs Mozart K.387, Tippett's Quartet no. 2, and Beethoven's Quartet in F minor, op. 95, Holywell Music Room, 8 p.m. (tickets from the Oxford Playhouse, tel. 305305, or at the door).

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Tuesday 11 February

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Small group teaching' (third meeting), 12.15 p.m. (see information above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `From stone to ivory in the Indian collection', 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.)

H.E. GRIGORY KARASIN (Ambassador of the Russian Federation), DR ANDREI GRACHEV, JOHN LLOYD, and DR ALEX PRAVDA: `Russian national identity and national interests' (seminar series: `Interests, identities, and interventions'), Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

CAROLE ANGIER: `Primo Levi and biography' (lecture series: `Biographers at work'), Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR ROGER CASHMORE: `Knowledge in the twenty-first century: the physical sciences' (Edmund Croston Lectures), St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

H. SUTHERLAND: `What are the prospects for meeting the child poverty targets? An exploration of the issues using microsimulation' (seminar series: `Current issues in social policy'), Violet Butler Seminar Room, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, 5 p.m.

DR M. FREUD-KANDEL: `Contemporary Orthodox Jewish interpretations of the concept of the Faithful Remnant' (lecture), Lecture Room 2, Christ Church, 5 p.m.

C. BARRY: `Homeopathy in South London' (Medical Anthropology Research Seminars: `Complementary and alternative medicines: anthropological perspectives'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 5 p.m.

R. STROHM: `Music in Utopia—music in the pastoral' (Graduate Colloquia), Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 5.15 p.m. (open to the public).

BARRY COX (News International Visiting Professor of Broadcast Media): `Digital TV: paying the piper but not calling the tune' (News International Broadcast Media Lectures: ` "It's TV, Jim, but not as we know it"—British television in the digital era'), Green College, 5.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. HOLMES: `War of words: describing the Great War' (Wolfson College Lectures: `History and fiction: celebrating the centenary of Sir Ronald Syme (1903–89)'), the Hall, Wolfson, 6 p.m. (open to the public).

G. BAUMBERGER and E. GENNARI: piano recital of works by Beethoven, Brahms, Pärt, Rameau, Ravel, Satie, and Tüür, Maison Française, 8 p.m. (admission free).

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Wednesday 12 February

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM study-day: `Assyria, Babylonia, and Persia in Israel and Judah (c.740–c.350 BC)', 10 a.m.–4 p.m. (Cost: £20, Ashmolean Friends £18, concessions £6. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., or e-mail: education.service@ashmus.ox.ac.uk.)

COMPUTING SERVICES course: `The use of interactive images in the teaching of medical sciences' (with Kelly Smith), OUCS, 1–1.45 p.m.

ORGAN RECITAL: Olunkule Owalabe, the chapel, Queen's, 1.10 p.m. (admission free; retiring collection).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM introductory gallery talk: `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.)

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `The history of the University' (for non-academic staff), 2 p.m.; `Assertiveness' (day 1), 2 p.m.; `Descriptive statistics for research—estimation', 3 p.m. (see information above).

PROFESSOR ERNST VAN DE WETERING: `Pictor doctus or pictor vulgaris: tracing Rembrandt's thoughts on art' (Slade Lectures: `Reconstructing Rembrandt—questions and answers in recent research'), Lecture Hall, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

PROFESSOR L. COLLEY: `Perceiving low literature: the captivity narrative' (F.W. Bateson Memorial Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

J.-F. DURIEUX: `Non-refoulement through time: a few reflections on the legal dimensions of protracted refugee situations' (Seminars in Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

S. WOLLENBERG and E. ARNOLD: `An introduction to Maddalena Lombardi Sirmen (1745–1818) and her music' (pre-concert talk), Holywell Music Room, 5.30 p.m. (open to the public).

PROFESSOR J. BARTON: `Truth and liberal Christianity' (discussion series: `In search of God'), University Church (Radcliffe Square entrance), 7 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. PAGE: `Reinventing Shylock: Romanticism and the representation of Shakespeare's Jew' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 8 p.m.

THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET performs Sirman's Quartet in B flat, no. 4, Saxton's Fantazia, Haydn's Quartet in D minor, op. 76, no. 2 (`The Fifths'), and Beethoven's Quartet in E flat, op. 74, Holywell Music Room, 8 p.m. (tickets from the Oxford Playhouse, tel. 305305, or at the door).

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Thursday 13 February

COMPUTING SERVICES courses: `Using electronic texts in research and teaching', OUCS, 12.30–1.30 p.m., and Unix Systems Administration Seminar, OUCS, 12.45–1.45 p.m.

ORGAN DR E. KALNY: `Performing religion in Guatemalan Ma communities: space, gender, and the sacred' (International Gender Studies Centre seminars: `Gender and religions: sacralising time and space'), Blackhall Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

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

DR P. TROWLER: `Insider research close up: the case of academics responding to change' (Institute for the Advancement of University Learning: Research Seminars), Littlegate House, 4 p.m.

PROFESSOR D. SASSOON: `Socialisms' (seminar series: `British political history in the twentieth century'), Lecture Room XI, Brasenose, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR LORD MAY: `Innovation: from new knowledge to new products' (Lubbock Lecture in Management Studies), Saïd Business School, 5 p.m.

DR G. FERRY: `The lives of scientists' (DNB Seminars in Biography), Rainolds Room, Corpus Christi, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR D. KING: `The role of government in response to global warming' (Linacre Lectures: `Designing successful environmental policies'), Lecture Theatre A, Zoology/Psychology Building, 5.30 p.m.

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Friday 14 February

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Springboard, Programme 2' (first workshop), 9.30 a.m., and `Career review and planning for contract research staff', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

DR J. DAVIES: `Necessary in-betweens: auxiliary workers in the medical hierarchy' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminar: `The identities of medical practitioners and traditional healers'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

COMPUTING SERVICES course: `Website building blocks II: Dreamweaver', OUCS, 12.30–1.30 p.m.

THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET and THE REALM QUARTET perform Haydn, op. 20, no. 2, and Mendelssohn's Octet, op. 20, Holywell Music Room, 1 p.m. (tickets from the Oxford Playhouse, tel. 305305, or at the door).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `The art 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.)

J. LEACH: seminar in series of Departmental Seminars, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 4 p.m.

PROFESSOR QUENTIN SKINNER: `Critics of Parliament: Royalist and Leveller responses' (Ford's Lectures in British History: `Freedom, representation, and revolution, 1603–51'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR BOB WORCESTER: `Politics and public opinion' (seminar series: `British government and politics'), Lecture Room XI, Brasenose, 5 p.m.

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Sunday 16 February

THE REVD OLIVER O'DONOVAN: `Judgement in action: messiness (Hymn 66: "Forgive our sins as we forgive")' (Bampton Lectures: `The ways of judgement: action and institution'), St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 17 February

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Pre- retirement programme', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

PROFESSOR B. HAUSER-SCHAUBLIN: `Experiencing the body in the context of reproductive technologies' (Fertility and Reproduction Seminars: `Reproductive technologies'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

COMPUTING SERVICES courses: `Multimedia applications on Linux' , and `The Web of Science—not only for scientists', OUCS, 12.30–1.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR M. WORBOYS: `Leprosy, germs, and contagion in the British Empire, 1860–1900' (seminar series: `Ridding the Empire of leprosy: a grand undertaking and its legacy'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR M. LILLA: `The stillborn God' (Carlyle Lectures: `The nature and significance of modern political theology'), Schools, 5 p.m.

LORD WAKEHAM and LORD CARTER: `The handling of parliamentary business' (seminar series: `Labour's undetected constitutional changes'), Summer Common Room, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

GARY HART: `In search of national security in the twenty-first century' (public lecture), Rothermere American Institute, 5 p.m.

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