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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 8 November

DAVID BRIGGS (Organist Emeritus, Gloucester Cathedral): masterclass, the chapel, Pembroke, 10 a.m.–12 noon and 2–4 p.m. (free of charge and open to the public).

DR W. MOBERLY: `Living dangerously: the demands of discernment' (Speaker's Lectures in Biblical Studies: `Who speaks for God? The Bible, discernment, and contested truth'), Schools, 11 a.m.

DR P. CAREY: `The religious dimension in nationalism in Indonesia and East Timor' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminars: `The nation-state and religious identities'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

CONGREGATION meeting, 11.15 a.m. (conferments of honorary degrees).

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

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Wintry weather', 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.)

MAISON FRANÇAISE colloquium: `Transmission and understanding of the sciences in the early modern period', 3.30–6.45 p.m. (continues tomorrow) (see details in `Lectures' above).

PROFESSOR I. CHRISTIE: `Patriotism and business: the issue of a national cinema in Britain, 1915–25' (James Ford Special Lecture in British History), Schools, 5 p.m. (preceded by a showing of the 1918 film The life story of David Lloyd George at 2 p.m.).

PROFESSOR C. HOYLES: `Cognitive and epistemological research aspects of mathematical learning' (Herbert Spencer Lectures: `The future of education'), Lecture Theatre A, Zoology/Experimental Psychology Building, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

PROFESSOR W. CORNISH: `Branding' (Clarendon Law Lectures: `Intellectual property: omnipotent, distracting, or irrelevant?'), St Cross Building, 5.30 p.m. (open to the public).

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Saturday 9 November

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `The early Stuart period', 12 noon (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., or e-mail: education.service@ashmus.ox.ac.uk.)

ORGAN RECITAL: David Woodcock, the chapel, Magdalen, 5.25 p.m. (admission free).

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Sunday 10 November

MR ALEXANDER MURRAY preaches the sermon for Remembrance Sunday, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 11 November

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

DR L.E. BELAUNDE: `Unattended birth and women's notions of self in the Peruvian Amazon' (Fertility and Reproduction Seminars: `Childbirth practices'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 61 Banbury Road, 11 a.m.

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

M. JONES: `The state and indigenous medicine in colonial Ceylon: pluralism or hegemony' (seminar series: `Metropolis, periphery, and nation: medicine and colonialism'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR G. SAMUEL: `Beginnings and foundations: introduction—tracing back Ganesha' (Wilde Lectures in Natural and Comparative Religion: `Indic religions until 1200 AD: a critical and anthropological approach'), Schools, 5 p.m.

EARL RUSSELL: `House of Lords reform after Wakeham and Irvine' (seminar series: `Labour constitutional changes reconsidered'), Summer Common Room, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

DR J. GRIFFITHS: `The matter of invention: coinage and semantic change in early Renaissance England' (OED Forum), Rewley House, 5 p.m.

F. CLAUDON: `Le dernier Hugo' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

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Tuesday 12 November

COMPUTING SERVICES course: `Multimedia applications on Linux', OUCS, 12.30–1.30 p.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Aspects of worship BC', 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.)

EUROPEAN HUMANITIES RESEARCH CENTRE: `Treny: the laments of Jan Kochanowski'(conference, in conjunction with the Oxford University Polish Society), Maplethorpe Building, St Hugh's, from 9.30 a.m. (see further in `Lectures' above).

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Opendoor: an introduction', 9.30 a.m.;`PowerPoint for teaching and learning', 2 p.m.; `Writing at work' (week 5), 3.30 p.m. (see information above).

DR NIKE WAGNER (Weidenfeld Visiting Professor in European Comparative Literature): `Schnitzler's "Casanova" and Hofmannsthal's "Marschalin" ' (lecture series: `Love and death: Vienna, Wagner, and fin de siècle culture'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR G. SAMUEL: `Beginnings and foundations: the limits of our knowledge' (Wilde Lectures in Natural and Comparative Religion: `Indic religions until 1200 AD: a critical and anthropological approach'), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR D.M. ANDERSON: `Rebels and informers: interrogation, torture, and the state' (Evans-Pritchard Lectures: `Histories of the hanged: testimony from the Mau Mau Rebellion, 1952–60'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR HIROSHI WATANABE: `The system of gender and sexuality in Tokugawa Japan' (lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR DAME JULIA HIGGINS: `Tangling with long molecules: understanding and manipulating synthetic polymer molecules' (James Bryce Memorial Lecture), Flora Anderson Lecture Theatre, Somerville, 5 p.m.

DR E. FLOURI: `Outcomes from father involvement in resident and non-resident families' (Department of Social Policy and Social Work seminars: `Relationships and child wellbeing'), Violet Butler Seminar Room, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, 5 p.m.

ARNOLD RÜÜTEL (President of Estonia): `Tradition and values in changing Europe' (lecture), the Auditorium, St John's, 5.30 p.m.

KEBLE COLLEGE CHAPEL CHOIR: concert, including Fauré's Requiem and Bach's Lobet den Herrn, the chapel, Keble, 8 p.m. (tickets £6, concessions £4, at the door).

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Wednesday 13 November

PROFESSOR P. JEFFREYS: `e-science' (seminar series: `Digital projects in Oxford'), OUCS, 12.30 p.m.

ALAN BELL: `Sir Edmund Craster, a great Bodley's Librarian' (Friends of the Bodleian thirty-minute lecture), Cecil Jackson Room, Sheldonian, 1 p.m.

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

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Observing teaching', 2 p.m. (see information above).

H.E. PRESIDENT FERNANDO HENRIQUE CARDOSO OF BRAZIL: `For a democratic global governance: a Brazilian perspective' (Cyril Foster Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m. (admission by ticket only, available from Mrs Marga Lyall, Department of Politics and International Relations: tel. (2)78705, e-mail: cis@politics.ox.ac.uk).

H. SLIM: `Revitalising the humanitarian aid regime' (Seminars on Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

DR D.M. ANDERSON: ` "War is not porridge": memorialising Mau Mau' (Evans- Pritchard Lectures: `Histories of the hanged: testimony from the Mau Mau Rebellion, 1952–60'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. FRANK: `France and the United Kingdom in the construction of Europe' (lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR GERALD O'COLLINS, SJ: `How could the resurrection redeem human beings and their world?' (D'Arcy Memorial Lectures: `The Resurrection of Jesus'), Schools, 5 p.m.

UNIVERSITY CHURCH: Choral Evensong with the resident choir (short service and music by Tallis), 6.15 p.m.

M. BROSHI: `Critical junctions in early Jewish history' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 8 p.m.

THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET performs Haydn's Quartet in D, op. 76, no. 5, Martyn Harry's `Empress' Quartet, and Dvorák's Quartet in E flat, op. 51, Holywell Music Room, 8 p.m. (tickets £10/£5 from Tickets Oxford at the Playhouse, Beaumont Street, tel. 305305, or at the door).

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Thursday 14 November

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Opendoor: recruitment module' (session 1), 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

CONGREGATION meeting, 11.30 a.m. (conferment of Degree by Diploma: President of Cardoso of Brazil) (admission by invitation only).

DR K. MCKINNON lectures in seminar series `What is the future of science-based conservation?', School of Geography and the Environment, 1 p.m.

DR P. HEINONEN: `The gendered aspect of the home and street life of the street children of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia' (International Gender Studies Centre seminars: `The girl child living in difficult circumstances: a cross-cultural perspective'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

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

K. FRASER: `Teaching in higher education: perspectives on development opportunities for the academic role' (Institute for the Advancement of University Learning: research seminars), Rookery Room, Pembroke College, 4 p.m.

D. MASKELL: `Orientalism in Racine's Bérénice and Bajazet' (Early Modern French Seminar), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

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Friday 15 November

DR E. OTTOLENGHI: `Israel's religious status quo and the politics of accommodation' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminars: `The nation-state and religious identities'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

COMPUTING SERVICES course: `Creating and using digital images' (working lunch), OUCS, 12.30–1.30 p.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Seventeenth-century dress', 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, MP: `How might the Right right itself?' (Chatham Lecture), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR H. GIROUX: `Reclaiming higher education as a democratic public sphere: towards a politics of educated hope' (Herbert Spencer Lectures: `The future of education'), Lecture Theatre A, Zoology/Experimental Psychology Building, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

J.-M. LE BRETON: `Destin de l'Europe orientale et devenir de l'Union européenne' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. HODGKIN: `A worm for all reasons: can we completely understand a simple animal?' (Richardson Lecture), Pusey Room, Keble, 5.30 p.m.

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Saturday 16 November

MAISON FRANÇAISE study-day: `Durkheim', 11 a.m.–4.30 p.m.

ORGAN RECITAL: Jonathan Hardy, the chapel, Magdalen, 5.25 p.m. (admission free).

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