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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 20 June

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Buddhist images', 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 S. GREEN: `Chichele's professoriate and its peculiar purposes' (Chichele Lectures: `All Souls in the era of the Second Founding, c.1865–1914'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

SCHOLA CANTORUM (conductor: James Burton) performs works by Bernstein, Panufnik, Pitts, and Thomson, University Church, 8 p.m. (tickets £8/£5).

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Saturday 21 June

TRINITY FULL TERM ends.

JEFFREY DARKEN: gallery talk, in series of Horological Masterworks Events, Museum of the History of Science, 2 p.m. (admission free; booking not required).

ORGAN RECITAL: Nigel McClintock, the chapel, Magdalen, 5.25 p.m. (admission free).

THE REVD PROFESSOR FRANCES YOUNG preaches a Sermon to Commemorate the Tercentenary of the birth of John Wesley, Lincoln, 5.30 p.m.

OXFORD SINFONIA (conductor: Mark Fitzgerald) performs works by Balakirev, Beethoven, and Clementi, University Church, 8 p.m. (tickets £8/£5 at the door).

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Sunday 22 June

THE MOST REVD AND RT HON. DR DAVID HOPE preaches the Commemoration Day Sermon, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

BALLIOL COLLEGE: college garden open, 2–5 p.m. (admission £5).

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Monday 23 June

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Recruitment and selection for those involved in academic appointments', 2 p.m. (see information above).

SECOND EUROPEAN CONFERENCE in First World War Studies: `Histoire comparée de la Grande Guerre', Maison Française, 2–7 p.m. (continues tomorrow; for more information and to register, contact: purseig@univ-tlse2.fr).

DR N. CHRISTIE: `Castles and sheep—medieval landscapes of central Italy' (John Lloyd Memorial Lecture), Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean, 5.30 p.m.

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Tuesday 24 June

SINGING AMBASSADORS ALUMNI CHORUS (conductor: Neva Rae Powers), University Church, 1 p.m. (admission free).

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

TODD LONGSTAFFE-GOWAN: `Gardens with quaint old-world arrangements: popular tourism at Hampton Court parks and gardens in the nineteenth century' (Robert Penson Lecture), Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's, 5 p.m.

OPERA GALA BENEFIT (in aid of Somerville College), with mezzo-soprano Kathryn Whitney, 8 p.m., the chapel, Somerville (contact Liz Cooke, tel. (2)70632, e-mail elizabeth.cooke@somerville.ox.ac.uk).

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Wednesday 25 June

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

CONVOCATION meeting, Sheldonian, 11.30 a.m. (admission of Mr Patten as Chancellor), followed by Encaenia.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `An introduction to Samuel Palmer', 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.)

ARCHIVE OF PERFORMANCES OF GREEK AND ROMAN DRAMA: postgraduate symposium, Classics Centre (continues tomorrow in Royal Holloway College, Egham; for details, tel. (2)88210 or e-mail: apgrd@classics.ox.ac.uk).

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Thursday 26 June

CONFERENCE: `Just war and actual war', Wolfson, 10.15 a.m.–7.15 p.m. (continues tomorrow).

COLLOQUIUM organised by the Rousseau Association: `Rousseau, Voltaire, and fanaticism', Maison Française, 6 p.m. (continues at St Hugh's on 27, 28, 29 June).

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Friday 27 June

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Job search and interview skills for contract research staff', 9.30 a.m., and `Leading teams' (day 2), 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

MIRACULUM CHILDREN'S CHOIR (conductor: Lászlo Durányik), from the Kodalý Music School, Kecskemét, Hungary, performs sacred and secular music, including works by contemporary Hungarian composers, University Church, 11 a.m. (admission free).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `The Renaissance', 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.)

COLLOQUIUM: `Britain and the war with Napoleon', Maison Française, 2.30–10 p.m. (continues on 28, 29 June).

JOHN SIMPSON: `War reporting: the new vulnerability' (Reuters Memorial Lecture), Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's, 4 p.m.

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Sunday 29 June

BARONESS WILLIAMS OF CROSBY (THE RT HON. HHIRLEY WILLIAMS) preaches the St John Baptist's Day Sermon, Magdalen, 10 a.m.

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Tuesday 1 July

PROFESSOR G.A. COHEN: `Casting the first stone: who can blame the terrorists?' (lecture), Wharton Room, All Souls, 11 a.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Women in ancient Greece', 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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Wednesday 2 July

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Dealing with the media', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk in series `The Curator and the Collection': `Little- known treasures: Guercino's drawings in the Ashmolean' (Katia Pisvin), 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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Thursday 3 July

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Recruitment and selection for those involved in academic appointments', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

CONGREGATION MEETING, 11 a.m. (conferment of honorary degrees, as part of the Rhodes Trust Centenary celebrations; admission by ticket only, available from the Rhodes Trust, Rhodes House).

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Friday 4 July

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Scrolls and patterns', 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.)

COLLOQUIUM: `La déviance sociale en Angleterre et en France au XIXe siècle (1830–1900)', Maison Française, 4–7.15 p.m. (continues tomorrow).

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Tuesday 8 July

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Managing employee conduct and performance', 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.)

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Wednesday 9 July

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `An introduction to glass', 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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Friday 11 July

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Chinese painting' (special exhibition), 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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