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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 December

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `The Grand Tour', 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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Tuesday 24 December

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM closed (reopens 28 December).

PITT RIVERS MUSEUM closed (reopens 27 December).

UNIVERSITY MUSEUM closed (reopens 27 December).

BODLEIAN LIBRARY closed (reopens 2 January).

SACKLER LIBRARY closed (reopens 2 January).

TAYLOR INSTITUTION LIBRARY closed (reopens 2 January).

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Tuesday 31 December

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `A New Year's Eve tour', 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.)

PITT RIVERS MUSEUM closed (reopens 2 January).

UNIVERSITY MUSEUM closed (reopens 2 January).

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Wednesday 1 January

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM closed (reopens tomorrow).

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Friday 3 January

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Animals in ancient 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.)

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Tuesday 7 January

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: induction seminar for new contract researchers, 12.30 p.m. (see information above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Byzantium', 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 8 January

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM introductory gallery talk: `European furniture', 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 9 January

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: induction seminar for new contract researchers, 3.30 p.m. (see information above).

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Friday 10 January

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: induction seminar for new contract researchers, 12.30 p.m. (see information above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Costume and coiffure in classical sculpture', 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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Monday 13 January

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

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Tuesday 14 January

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Examining and assessing undergraduates', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

PROFESSOR R. SMITH: `Imperial charisma and the cult of elegance: images of the Emperor Nero in the art of the first century AD' (Ashmolean Museum: David Piper New Year Lecture), Lecture Theatre, Taylor Institution, 11 a.m. (admission free; booking not required).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `The building of Cockerell's 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.)

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Wednesday 15 January

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

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM introductory gallery talk: `Greek civilisations', 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 16 January

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Performance matters: voice, posture, and relaxation', 9.15 a.m. (see information above).

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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

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.)

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

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Wednesday 22 January

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).

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Thursday 23 January

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).

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.

THE VANBURGH STRING QUARTET perform in the Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's, 8.30 p.m. (admission by free programme, available from the Porters' Lodge; reserved for college members until about ten days before the event).

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