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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 17 January

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Springboard, Programme 1' (fourth workshop), 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `The painted garden', 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.)

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Sunday 19 January

HILARY FULL TERM begins.

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Monday 20 January

DR S. KITZINGER: `Visualising the foetus: cross-cultural perceptions of the unborn baby' (Fertility and Reproduction Seminars: `Reproductive technologies'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

DR J. BUCKINGHAM: `Religion, health, sexuality, and the criminality of assisted suicide in early nineteenth-century British India' (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 LORD MAY: `Many scientists, many mediums, many publics: problems inherent in slogans like "Science and the media" ' (Green College Lectures: `Science and the media: the challenge of adapting science to the mass media'), Witts Lecture Theatre, Radcliffe Infirmary, 6 p.m.

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Tuesday 21 January

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

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.)

LORD HURD, YASMIN ALIBHAI-BROWN, and PROFESSOR SIR ADAM ROBERTS: `What are British interests now?' (seminar series: `Interests, identities, and interventions'), Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR PAUL MULDOON (Professor of Poetry): `The end of the poem: "Sea Poppies", by H.D.', Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR I. BIERMAN: `Medieval Cairo: a Mamluk city of nineteenth-century design?' (William Cohn Memorial Lecture), Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR A. GLYN: `Globalisation and financing the welfare state' (seminar series: `Current issues in social policy'), Violet Butler Seminar Room, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, 5 p.m.

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Wednesday 22 January

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

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk in series `The Curator and the Collection': `Carnac: a megalithic wonderland', 1.15 p.m., by Professor Andrew Sherratt, Curator of European Prehistoric Archaeology. (Booking essential. 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—overview and exploratory data analysis', 3 p.m. (see information above).

PROFESSOR ERNST VAN DE WETERING: `Rembrandt the stranger: the widening gulf between life and work' (Slade Lectures: `Reconstructing Rembrandt—questions and answers in recent research'), Lecture Hall, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

PROFESSOR F. ASTREN: `Between Muslim triumphalism and Jewish resistance: looking for Islamisation in the medieval Middle East' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 8 p.m.

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Thursday 23 January

DR M. RAPHAEL: `Jewish women's consecration of space and time in Auschwitz: a Jewish feminist reading of the memoir literature' (International Gender Studies Centre seminars: `Gender and religions: sacralising time and space'), Blackhall Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

K. NAVRICKAS: `Lieutenant-Colonel Joseph Hanson, the "Weavers' Friend": the implications of volunteering and the Napoleonic War for South Lancashire politics and society' (seminar series: `The invasion of Britain'), Maison Française, 2.15 p.m.

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

DR K. TRIGWELL: `Students' comments on their Oxford degrees: an analysis of feedback on the Student Course Experience Questionnaire' (Institute for the Advancement of University Learning: Research Seminars), Littlegate House, 4 p.m.

J. RANDLE: `The Whittington Press and Oxford' (Oxford Bibliographical Society lecture), Taylor Institution, 5.15 p.m. (open to the public).

DR R. PACHAURI: `Climate change on a global scale' (Linacre Lectures: `Designing successful environmental policies'), Lecture Theatre A, Zoology/Psychology Building, 5.30 p.m.

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Friday 24 January

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

DR J. LITTLEWOOD: `The ambiguity of labour; the identity of midwives' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminar: `The identities of medical practitioners and traditional healers'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Small treasures of the Ashmolean', 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 QUENTIN SKINNER: `Critics of the crown: common law and neoclassical challenges' (Ford's Lectures in British History: `Freedom, representation, and revolution, 1603–51'), Schools, 5 p.m.

THERESA MAY, MP: `The organisation of the Conservative Party' (seminar series: `British government and politics'), Lecture Room XI, Brasenose, 5 p.m.

CONFERENCE: `Les élections présidentielles et législatives de 2002 en France', Maison Française, from 5 p.m. (continues tomorrow).

THE RTÉ VANBURGH QUARTET performs works by Hadyn, Zhou Long, and Ravel, Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's, 8.30 p.m. (admission by free programme, available from the Porters' Lodge).

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Monday 27 January

M. CARRANZA: `Making sense of common sense: sterilisation in Costa Rica' (Fertility and Reproduction Seminars: `Reproductive technologies'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

PROFESSOR B. ROTHENSTEIN: `The welfare state and social capital' (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 J. ROBERTSON: `Leprosy and the elusive M. leprae: colonial and imperial medical exchanges in the 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.

DR PALLAB GHOSH: `Trust no one, question everything, believe nothing: the new face of science 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.

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Tuesday 28 January

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

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Teacups and teapots', 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 ANCRAM, PC, MP, GORDON MARSDEN, MP, and PROFESSOR ARCHIE BROWN: `Building democracy and building capitalism: conflicting or complementary goals?' (seminar series: `Interests, identities, and interventions'), Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR C. UNGERSON: `Whose empowerment and independence? A cross-national perspective on "cash for care" schemes' (seminar series: `Current issues in social policy'), Violet Butler Seminar Room, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, 5 p.m.

DR N. GREEN: `Local saints and foreign bodies: questions of identity in the Sufi biographical literature of south Asia' (lecture), Lecture Room 2, Christ Church, 5 p.m.

BARRY COX (News International Visiting Professor of Broadcast Media): `The coming of free-sheet television' (News International Broadcast Media Lectures: ` "It's TV, Jim, but not as we know it"—British television in the digital era'), Exeter, 5.30 p.m.

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Wednesday 29 January

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

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Welcome to the University' (for non-academic staff), 2 p.m., and `Descriptive statistics for research—probability', 3 p.m. (see information above).

B. RUTTER: `Oedipus and Creon: double hybris' (Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama lecture), the Auditorium, Magdalen, 2.15 p.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM introductory gallery talk: `Islam', 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 ERNST VAN DE WETERING: `Rembrandt's anger: art lovers and asses' (Slade Lectures: `Reconstructing Rembrandt—questions and answers in recent research'), Lecture Hall, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

R. MONTGOMERY: `The State of Florida v. American Tobacco—an account of a major lawsuit' (lecture), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

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Thursday 30 January

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Writing research papers, abstracts, and posters', 9.15 a.m.; `Appraisal skills', 2 p.m.; `Voice coaching' (one-hour sessions) [OK AS IS - NO TIME GIVEN] (see information above).

DR E. FERRARO: `Kneading life: women and the celebration of the dead in the northern Andes of Ecuador' (International Gender Studies Centre seminars: `Gender and religions: sacralising time and space'), Blackhall Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

K. WATSON: `A Briton's envied name: local defence forces, state control, and the politics of patriotism in England, 1793–1815' (seminar series: `The invasion of Britain'), Maison Française, 2.15 p.m.

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

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING Research Seminars: reading week (details from joanna.buddery@learning.ox.ac.uk), Littlegate House, 4 p.m.

THE RT. HON. C.F. PATTEN: ` "The End of History": the sequel' (Cyril Foster Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m. (tickets required, from Mrs Marga Lyall—tel. (2)78705, e- mail: cis@politics.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR I. DONALDSON: `Biographical uncertainty' (DNB Seminars in Biography), Rainolds Room, Corpus Christi, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR D. BEGG: `Transport and congestion in Edinburgh and London' (Linacre Lectures: `Designing successful environmental policies'), Lecture Theatre A, Zoology/Psychology Building, 5.30 p.m.

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