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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 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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Sunday 17 November

MR KRISHNAN SRINIVASAN preaches the Ramsden Sermon, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 18 November

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

DR T. PLATT: `The aggressive foetus: an anthropological approach to childbirth and reproductive politics in Bolivia' (Fertility and Reproduction Seminars: `Childbirth practices'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 61 Banbury Road, 11 a.m.

ENSEMBLE ISIS: recital of new works by Oxford composers Professor John Caldwell, Tarik O'Regan, David Braid, and Alicia Grant, Holywell Music Room, 1 p.m. (retiring collection).

COMPUTING SERVICES course: `PDF with Acrobat (v.5)', OUCS, 12.30–1.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR H. JOAS: `Value pluralism and moral universalism' (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).

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

D. GILFOYLE: `Innovation at the periphery: the establishment of an experimental basis for veterinary science in South Africa, c. 1880–1910' (seminar series: `Metropolis, periphery, and nation: medicine and colonialism'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR M. GREENE: `The origin and reversal of cancer' (Newton-Abraham Lecture), Medical Sciences Teaching Centre Lecture Theatre, Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, 4.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR G. SAMUEL: `Brahmanical religion and its competitors: the world of the Yakshas' (Wilde Lectures in Natural and Comparative Religion: `Indic religions until 1200 AD: a critical and anthropological approach'), Schools, 5 p.m.

LORD RICHARD, PROFESSOR PATCHETT, and SIR CHRISTOPHER JENKINS: `Welsh devolution: must it go further?' (seminar series: `Labour constitutional changes reconsidered'), Summer Common Room, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

HERTFORD COLLEGE MUSIC SOCIETY performs works by Rossini and Dvorák, University Church, 8 p.m. (tickets £6/£3 at the door).

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Tuesday 19 November

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Listening skills' (day 1), 9.30 a.m., and `Opendoor: advanced skills', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

COMPUTING SERVICES course: `Putting files on the Web', OUCS, 12.30–1.30 p.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Contrasts: Crete and India, 2000 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.)

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

DR M. KLEIN: `The spirituality of childbirth: a Jewish perspective' (Seminars in the study of religions), Lecture Room 2, Christ Church, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR G. SAMUEL: `Brahmanical religion and its competitors: the origins of the ascetic orders' (Wilde Lectures in Natural and Comparative Religion: `Indic religions until 1200 AD: a critical and anthropological approach'), Schools, 5 p.m.

J. HUNT: `Kinship care' (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.

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Wednesday 20 November

J. DOOK: `Happenings at the University of Western Australia!' (seminar series: `Digital projects in Oxford'), OUCS, 12.30 p.m.

ORGAN RECITAL: Stephen Farr, 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.)

PROFESSOR F. DECREUS: `Postmodernism and the staging of the classical tragedy' (Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama lecture), Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean, 2.15 p.m. (details from (2)88210 or apgrd@classics.ox.ac.uk).

P. FEENEY: `Multinationals, power, and social responsibility' (Seminars on Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

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

PROFESSOR G. CORNI: `The East European ghettos in the context of the extermination of the Jews' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 8 p.m.

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Thursday 21 November

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Working for the University: opportunities and benefits' (non-academic staff), 9.30 a.m.; `Opendoor: recruitment module' (session 2), 9.30 a.m.; `Graduate supervision', 2 p.m. (see information above).

PROFESSOR A. DOBSON: `Emerging role of infectious diseases in biological conservation' (seminar series: `What is the future of science-based conservation?'), School of Geography and the Environment, 1 p.m.

JULIAN WRIGHT (baritone) and RYAN WIGGLESWORTH (piano) perform songs by Brahms and Schumann's Dichterliebe, University Church, 1 p.m. (tickets £5/£2 at the door).

DR NOORUL AINUR MOHD NUR: `Children of the migrant workforce in Malaysia: a threat to the indigenous culture' (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: general tour, 2.15 p.m. (booking not required).

MARC ELLIS: lecture, part of lecture tour marking the publication of his book Israel and Palestine out of the ashes—the search for Jewish identity in the twenty-first century, University Church, 3.30 for 4 p.m.

M. KUKAH: `The struggles for human rights in Nigeria' (Centre for Socio-Legal Studies: International Human Rights Seminars), Old Library, University Church, 5 p.m. (entrance via Radcliffe Square).

F. MACCARTHY: `Writing lives of the famous' (DNB Seminars on Biography'), Rainolds Room, Corpus Christi, 5 p.m.

DR A. NASH: ` "The Dead should be protected from their own carelessness": collected editions of Robert Louis Stevenson, 1894–1924' (Oxford Bibliographical Society lectures), Taylor Institution, 5.15 p.m. (open to the public).

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Friday 22 November

ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY of Modern and Contemporary France study-day: `La guerre d'Algérie quarante ans après', Maison Française, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. (advance booking required: tel. (2)74220, e-mail: maison@herald.ox.ac.uk).

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

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Egyptian jewels and amulets', 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 L. SCIAMA: `Religious identities and the secular state in Italy' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminars: `The nation-state and religious identities'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

DR JUAN JOSÉ IBARRETXE (President, the Autonomous Basque Government): `The Basque country in Europe' (lecture), Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 3 p.m. (entry by ticket only, from the Development Office, St Antony's—tel.: (2)74496, e-mail: janet.collyer@sant.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR C. WYPLOSZ: `Fiscal discipline in the monetary union: rules or institutions' (Europaeum Lecture), Main Hall, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m. (admission by tickets, available from (2)84482, e-mail: euroinfo@europaeum.ox.ac.uk). (Followed by a panel discussion.)

PROFESSOR Y. ENGESTRÖM: `The new landscape of learning at work' (Herbert Spencer Lectures: `The future of education'), Lecture Theatre A, Zoology/Experimental Psychology Building, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

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Saturday 23 November

ORGAN RECITAL: Richard Barnes (with Mark Hartt-Palmer, violin), the chapel, Magdalen, 5.25 p.m. (admission free).

OXFORD PHILOMUSICA (conductor Marios Papadopoulos) performs Brahms' First Symphony in C minor, and, with pianist John Lill, Brahms' First Piano Concerto in D minor, Sheldonian, 8 p.m. (tickets £10–£30 from Tickets Oxford at the Playhouse, Beaumont Street, tel. 305305, or at the door).

OXFORD PRO MUSICA SINGERS (conductor Michael Smedley) perform Handel's Coronation Anthems, Purcell's Hail Bright Cecilia, and Jackson's Cecilia Virgo, University Church, 8 p.m. (tickets £10/£7 from Tickets Oxford at the Playhouse, Beaumont Street, tel. 305305).

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Sunday 24 November

DOM JEREMIAS SCHRÖDER preaches the Sermon on the Sin of Pride, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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