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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 March

CONFERENCE: `Qu'est-ce que les Lumières?', Maison Française, 9.30 a.m.–5 p.m. (continues tomorrow, 9.30 a.m.–12.30 p.m.).

MAISON FRANÇAISE conference: `Policy instruments and policy changes', Norman Chester Room, Nuffield, 10 a.m. –7 p.m. (continues tomorrow).

DR A. DIGBY: `Shaping changing identities: the general practitioner in Britain and South Africa' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminar: `The identities of medical practitioners and traditional healers'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

COMPUTING SERVICES course: `Putting materials online', OUCS, 12.30–1.30 p.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Musical instruments: east and west', 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.)

E. HIRSCH: `Techniques of vision: photography, disco, and renderings of present perceptions in highland Papua' (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology Departmental Seminar), ISCA, 4 p.m.

LORD WILLIAMS OF MOSTYN: `House of Lords reform: the Government's view' (seminar series: `British government and politics'), Lecture Room XI, Brasenose, 5 p.m.

PAOLO IGNAZI: `Northern League, Forza Italia, AN: the analysis of mixed bags' (West European Seminar: `Populism, the extreme right, and the crisis of representation in western Europe), Lincoln, 5 p.m.

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Saturday 8 March

ANNETTE REGNITTER (soprano) and CECILY LOCK (piano): piano music by Haydn and songs by Brahms and Liszt, the chapel, Queen's, 1.10 p.m. (admission free; retiring collection).

THE RT. HON. LORD GOLDSMITH, QC: `An independent legal establishment: democratic necessity or optional extra?' (Hands Lecture), Rhodes House, 5 p.m. (Admission free. Tickets required, from Ms Jane Buswell—tel. (2)82894, e-mail: jane.buswell@mansfield.ox.ac.uk. Audience to be seated ten minutes before the lecture.)

ORGAN RECITAL: John Oxlade, the chapel, Magdalen, 5.25 p.m. (admission free).

THE HERTFORD BRUCKNER ORCHESTRA performs Bruckner's Symphony no. 5, University Church, 8 p.m. (tickets £5/£3 from Tickets Oxford at the Playhouse, tel. 305305, or at the door).

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Sunday 9 March

DR PAMELA SUE ANDERSON preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

ANNETTE REGNITTER (soprano) and CECILY LOCK (piano): piano music by Haydn and songs by Brahms and Liszt, Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's, 12 noon (admission free; retiring collection).

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Monday 10 March

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Managing employee absence', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

COMPUTING SERVICES course: `Looking good in print', OUCS, 12.30–1.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR T. SKOCPOL: `Civic engagement' (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 S. KAKAR: `Leprosy in India: the unique role of oral history' (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 S. BEN-AMI: `So close and yet so far ... lessons of the Israeli–Palestinian peace process' (Isaiah Berlin Public Lectures in Middle East Dialogue), Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's College, 5 p.m.

AGNÈS DISSON: `La poésie comme mouvement: Pierre Alferi/Anne Portugal' (lecture, followed by a reading of `Définitif bob' by Anne Portugal), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

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Tuesday 11 March

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

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `O'Donoghue and Baselitz' (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.)

THE RT. HON. MICHAEL PORTILLO, PC, MP, LORD OWEN, PC, and DR ANNE DEIGHTON: `EU and NATO: cousins or rivals?' (seminar series: `Interests, identities, and interventions'), Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR D. KING: `American welfare transformed or ended? The 1996 reform and beyond' (seminar series: `Current issues in social policy'), Violet Butler Seminar Room, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, 5 p.m.

DR R. GETHIN: `Meditation, mysticism, and contradiction in early Buddhism' (lecture), Lecture Room 2, Christ Church, 5 p.m.

C. PATERSON: `Acupuncture and Chinese medicine: the patient's perspective' (Medical Anthropology Research Seminars: `Complementary and alternative medicines: anthropological perspectives'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 5 p.m.

DR R. ELLIS: `God in the trenches: Woodbine Willy and the problem of pain' (public lecture series: `Life at the limits: reflections on religion and death'), Regent's Park, 5 p.m.

P. EDGE: `Religious legislators: Manx perspectives on "Anglican" bishops in second chambers' (seminar series: `Law and religion'), Becket Institute, St Hugh's, 5 p.m.

G. RICO: `Music, morals, and ideas in thirteenth-century sermons and exemplar literature' (Graduate Colloquia), Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 5.15 p.m. (open to the public).

DR M. GRIFFIN: ` "Lifting the mask": Syme on fictional history' (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).

THE HILLIARD ENSEMBLE performs Tallis, Lamentations, and Tye, Missa Sine Nomine, the chapel, Magdalen, 8.30 p.m. (tickets £18.50/£15/£6) (enquiries: david.skinner@magd.ox.ac.uk).

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Wednesday 12 March

COMPUTING SERVICES course: `The Ruskin Project' (Jonathan Miller), OUCS, 1–1.45 p.m.

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

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM introductory gallery talk: `The Etruscans', 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 seminar: `Descriptive statistics for research—univariate and multivariate tests', 3 p.m. (see information above).

PROFESSOR ERNST VAN DE WETERING: `Rembrandt's genius: technique, style, and quality' (Slade Lectures: `Reconstructing Rembrandt—questions and answers in recent research'), Lecture Hall, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

PROFESSOR K. JACOBSEN: `Supporting refugee households in protracted situations: what's new and what have we learnt?' (Seminars in Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR G. BOWNAS: `Japan 1952–2002: the golden jubilee of a personal encounter' (Faculty of Oriental Studies and Oxford University Japan Society special lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR M. LEFFLER: `Harry Truman and Israel' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 8 p.m.

THE BAND OF INSTRUMENTS (with soloist Caroline Balding) performs concertos by Vivaldi, Guido, and Telemann, the chapel, New College, 8.30 p.m. (tickets from the Oxford Playhouse, tel. 305305, or at the door; further information from www.newchamberopera.com).

MAGDALEN COLLEGE MIXED-VOICE CHOIR performs Magdala, directed by David Skinner, and sixteenth-century tributes to Josquin Des Prez, the chapel, Magdalen, 8.30 p.m. (tickets £8/£4) (enquiries: david.skinner@magd.ox.ac.uk).

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Thursday 13 March

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Opendoor: recruitment module' (session 2), 9.30 a.m., and `Presentation skills' (day 1), 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

COMPUTING SERVICES courses: `Word 2000: tables, tabs, and indents', OUCS, 12.30–1.30 p.m., and Unix Systems Administration Seminar, OUCS, 12.45–1.45 p.m.

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S FESTIVAL celebrations at the International Gender Studies Centre, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

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

PROFESSOR J. EPSTEIN: `Britain's "America": notes from the nineteenth century' (seminar series: `Americanisation and anti-Americanism: global views of the USA'), Rothermere American Institute, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR D. PRINSLOO: `Lexicography and African languages' (OED Forum), Rewley House, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. CORELL: `The role of government' (Linacre Lectures: `Designing successful environmental policies'), Lecture Theatre A, Zoology/Psychology Building, 5.30 p.m.

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Friday 14 March

ELECTION OF CHANCELLOR OF THE UNIVERSITY: voting by members of Convocation, Divinity School, 9.15–5 p.m. (details at: http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/councilsec/convoc.shtml).

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Springboard, Programme 2' (second workshop), 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

DR I.-B. TRANKELL: `Pharmacists in Cambodia: identities and experiences' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminar: `The identities of medical practitioners and traditional healers'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

COMPUTING SERVICES course: `Virtual learning environment', OUCS, 12.30–1.30 p.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Families through the ages', 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.)

I. BELLIER: `Power issues and negotiations in multicultural organisations' (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology Departmental Seminar), ISCA, 4 p.m.

BONNICI STRING QUARTET: concert, including works by Mendelssohn and Debussy, Maison Française, 8 p.m. (admission free).

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