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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 16 May

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Springboard, Programme 2' (fourth workshop), 9.30 a.m., and induction seminar for new contract researchers, 12.30 p.m. (see information above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Measuring the past: weights and measures', 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 GEOFFREY ELEY: `Hitler's silent majority? Conformity and resistance in the Third Reich' (Modern European History Research Centre lecture), Schools, 4.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR W. PHILLIPS: `Time, Einstein, and the coldest stuff in the Universe' (Cherwell–Simon Lecture), Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, 4.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR C. WHITEHOUSE: `University–industry interfaces: charged or neutral?' (Oxford Centre for Advanced Materials and Composites Industrial Lecture), Lecture Room 1, Thom Building, 4.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR R.C. STACEY: `Law and memory in early Ireland' (O'Donnell Lecture), Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. SYLLA: `Trans-Atlantic capital market integration, 1790–1845' (Hicks Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

ALAN RUSBRIDGER speaks in Reuters Foundation Programme seminar series `Media and politics', Nuffield, 5 p.m.

RENÉ MOURIAUX: `La grève, spécificité du mouvement ouvrier français' (French Politics and Society Seminar), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

THE RT. HON. MICHAEL ANCRAM: `Clash or dialogue of civilisations?' (seminar), the Auditorium, Magdalen, 5.15 p.m.

OXFORD PHILOMUSICA: Rachmaninov, Piano Concerto in D minor, No 3, and Tchaikovsky, Symphony No.4 in F minor, 8 p.m., Sheldonian Theatre (box office: 305305).

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Saturday 17 May

COLLOQUIUM: `Border crossings in the Balkans', Maison Française, 9 a.m.–5.30 p.m. (continues tomorrow, at St Antony's).

OXFORD PHILOMUSICA: Piano Masterclass with Peter Donohoe (open to staff and students only), 10 a.m.–1 p.m., Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music.

ORGAN RECITAL: Richard Pinel, the chapel, Magdalen, 5.25 p.m. (admission free).

`EIGHT CENTURIES, THREE BISHOPS, A CARDINAL, AND A FIRE': dramatic and musical representation of the history behind the University Church, with the University Church Choir, St Mary's, 7.30 p.m. (admission £8, concessions £5).

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Sunday 18 May

THE REVD OLIVER O'DONOVAN: `Judgement in institution: judgement in war (Hymn 441: "Pray that Jerusalem may have")' (Bampton Lectures: `The ways of judgement: action and institution'), St Mary's, 10 a.m.

YAEL WEISS (piano), MARK KAPLAN (violin), and COLIN CARR (cello): `The evolution of the piano trio'–a 3½-hour programme with music by J.C. Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Bright Sheng, Dvorák, Haydn, Mendelssohn, Ravel, Schubert, Schumann, and Shostakovitch, Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's, 2.30 p.m. (admission by free programme, available from the Porters' Lodge).

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Monday 19 May

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

DR J. LANDERS: `Gunpowder, energy, and the costs of war: the enigma of English exceptionalism' (seminar series: `Medicine and culture before 1800'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 2.15 p.m.

ENSEMBLE ISIS—Composers' Workshop, with Diana Burrell, 4.30–6.30 p.m., Holywell Music Room, followed by lecture in series `The Composer Speaks', 7.30 p.m. (telephone for further information: (2)76125).

PROFESSOR ROBERT ALTER (Weidenfeld Visiting Professor of European Comparative Literature):`Flaubert: urban poetics' (lecture series: `The European city and the language of the novel'), Main Lecture Hall, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

MAISON FRANÇAISE: open forum with ERIC-EMMANUEL SCHMITT, playwright and novelist, 5.15 p.m.

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Tuesday 20 May

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Opendoor: advanced skills', 9.30 a.m., and `Assertiveness' (day 2), 2 p.m. (see information above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `The development of landscape in Western 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.)

PROFESSOR M.P. LEFFLER (Harmsworth Professor of American History): `9/11 and the past and future of American foreign policy' (inaugural lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR D.G.E. NORBROOK (Merton Professor of English Literature): `Women Lucretians: materialism, critique, and the canon' (inaugural lecture), Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR S. JAMISON: `What do woment want?' (Radhakrishnan Memorial Lectures: `Between the lines: oblique angles on power and authority in ancient India'), Schools, 5 p.m.

C. DAVIES: `Wadham College: tradition and innovation in Jacobean Oxford' (lecture series: `Oxford buildings: architects and architecture in context'), New Seminar Room, St John's, 5 p.m.

S. ZERANSKA-KOMINEK: `The perfect musician in M. Mersenne's music theory' (Graduate Colloquia), Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music, 5.15 p.m.

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Wednesday 21 May

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Welcome to the University' (for non-academic staff), 11 a.m., and `Introductory statistical modelling for research—linear models: model selection', 3 p.m. (see information above).

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

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM introductory gallery talk: `Western 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.)

MICHAEL PHILLIPS: ` "GOD save the PEOPLE!!": Lambeth's manufactories, asylum, lying-in hospital, and workhouse, and the creation of Songs of Experience' (Waynflete Lectures: `Blake and the Terror: toward a biography of William Blake in Lambeth during the anti-Jacobin Terror in Britain, 1792–3', the Auditorium, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

DR L. DE BLOCK: `Using new media in research with adolescent refugees in six European countries' (Refugee Studies Centre Public Seminars: `Adolescents, armed conflict, and forced migration'), Thatcher Conference Centre, Somerville, 5 p.m.

NIGEL WILSON: `Circulation' (Lyell Lectures in Bibliography: `The world of books in Byzantium'), Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR A. KAHANE: `Homer and the Jews in antiquity' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 8 p.m. (minibus from the Playhouse, Beaumont Street, 6.40 p.m. and 7.30 p.m.).

DR PETER GROVER: `Gerard Manley Hopkins' (talk in series `In search of God: the God of Blake, Shakespeare, and Hopkins'), Old Library (Radcliffe Square entrance), University Church, 7 p.m. for 7.30 p.m. (followed by discussion).

THE BAND OF INSTRUMENTS: concert, 8.30 p.m., New College Chapel (tickets £8 (£5 concessions) on the door; for more information see www.newchamberopera.com).

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Thursday 22 May

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Opendoor: recruitment module' (session 2), 9.30 a.m.; `Job search and interview skills for contract research staff', 9.30 a.m.; `Writing at work' (week 4), 3.30 p.m. (see information above).

PROFESSOR N. CHARLES and B. BECKER: `Layered meanings: the construction of "the family" in the interview' (International Gender Studies Centre seminars: `Gender in transnational and transforming families: stretching boundaries and social conventions'), 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).

PROFESSOR S. CLEGG: `Contested practices: learning outcomes and disciplinary understandings' (Institute for the Advancement of University Learning: Research Seminars), IAUL, Littlegate House, 4 p.m. (To attend, contact joanna.buddery@learning.ox.ac.uk.)

SIR PAUL NURSE: `Controlling the cell cycle' (Rodney Porter Memorial Lecture), University Museum of Natural History, 4.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR ROBERT ALTER (Weidenfeld Visiting Professor of European Comparative Literature):`Dickens: the realism of metaphor' (lecture series: `The European city and the language of the novel'), Main Lecture Hall, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR DR H.-G. NESSELRATH: `The Greeks and the Western Seas' (Gaisford Lecture), Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's, 5 p.m.

SCOTT MANDELBROTE: `Eighteenth-century scholars and the manuscripts of the Septuagint' (Grinfield Lectures on the Septuagint: `The study of the Septuagint in early modern Europe'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR GEOFFREY HILL: `Sidney Keyes (1922–43)' (lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR C. BOARD: `E.C. Willatts and the planning maps from central government: thirty years of achievement in British thematic cartography, 1953–82' (Oxford Seminars in Cartography), School of Geography and the Enviroment, 5 p.m.

V. HEWITT: `Britannia, ruler of the waves' (DNB seminars on biography: `Icons and celebrity'), Rainolds Room, Corpus Christi, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. LASS: `The narrative responsibilities of etymology: phonology, morphology, and spelling in a historical atlas' (OED Forum), Rewley House, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR I.W.F. MACLEAN: `Thomas Harriot on combinations' (Thomas Harriot Lecture), Champneys Room, Oriel, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR A. MARGALIT: `Compromise and appeasement: between justice and peace' (Isaiah Berlin Lecture), the Hall, Wolfson, 6 p.m.

RECITAL of twentieth-century French and English music, including works by Ravel, Debussy, Britten, and Copland (with mezzo-soprano Kathryn Whitney), 8 p.m., Holywell Music Room (tickets £7/£5 on the door).

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Friday 23 May

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).

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.)

PROFESSOR R. LOUIS: `Sir Keith Hancock and the British Empire: the Pax Britannica and the Pax Americana' (lecture), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

YASMIN ALIBAI-BROWN speaks in Reuters Foundation Programme seminar series `Media and politics', Nuffield, 5 p.m.

FRANÇOIS PLATONE: `Le PCF a-t-il un avenir?' (French Politics and Society Seminar), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

VIRGINIA BLAKEY (soprano), with pianist Mark Hooper, performs songs and arias by Bizet, Fauré, Gounod, Massenet, and Poulenc, Maison Française, 8 p.m. (admission free).

RUSSKAYA MUZIKA ENSEMBLE (Moscow) performs Russian festive songs of the time of Peter the Great, University Church, 8 p.m. (tickets £8/£6).

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Saturday 24 May

CONWAY SCHOLARS RECITAL (free of charge), 12 noon, Holywell Music Room (telephone for further information: (2)76125).

ORGAN RECITAL (duet): Graham Howell and Gareth Price, the chapel, Magdalen, 5.25 p.m. (admission free).

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Sunday 25 May

THE REVD OLIVER O'DONOVAN: `Judgement in institution: judge not! (Hymn 362: "Glorious things of thee are spoken")' (Bampton Lectures: `The ways of judgement: action and institution'), St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Tuesday 27 May

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Heraldic highlights', 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 R. PELLS: `From Modernism to the movies: the globalisation of American culture in the twentieth century' (seminar series: `Americanisation and anti-Americanism: global views of the USA'), Rothermere American Institute, 2.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR S. CAREY: `The origin of concepts' (Gareth Evans Memorial Lecture), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

D. BERRY: ` "A Large and Stately Pile of Squared Stone"—the architecture of the Old Ashmolean Building' (lecture series: `Oxford buildings: architects and architecture in context'), New Seminar Room, St John's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR D. DINER (Bertelsman Europaeum Visiting Professor in Jewish Politics and History in the Twentieth Century): `Jewish history as general history: concepts and paradigms reconsidered' (lecture series: `Jewish history and general history of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries—narrations and interpretations'), Council Room, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

B. TITUS: `An "aesthetic changeling"? Programme music in the context of Friedrich Theodor Vischer's aesthetics' (Graduate Colloquia), Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music, 5.15 p.m.

ARMAND GOULIPIAN reads poems by Villon, Norge, Tardieu, Baudelaire, Paul Fort, and Claude Roy, Maison Française, 8 p.m.

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