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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 21 February

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Managing research projects', 10 a.m. (see information above).

DR L. GASK: `The psychiatrist: cultural perceptions and self-perceptions' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminar: `The identities of medical practitioners and traditional healers'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

COMPUTING SERVICES course: `Creating and using digital images', OUCS, 12.30–1.30 p.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Arts of Japan', 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.)

S. HARRISON: `Cultural differences as denied resemblance: reconsidering nationalism and ethnicity' (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology Departmental Seminar), ISCA, 4 p.m.

PROFESSOR QUENTIN SKINNER: `The Free State proclaimed' (Ford's Lectures in British History: `Freedom, representation, and revolution, 1603–51'), Schools, 5 p.m.

SIR ANDREW TURNBULL: `Public service reform' (seminar series: `British government and politics'), Lecture Room XI, Brasenose, 5 p.m.

A. SMITH: `Making sense of the European Commission' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

DR R. WASHINGTON: `African rains and oceans–atmosphere interaction?' (Richardson Lecture), Pusey Lecture Room, Keble, 5.30 p.m.

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Saturday 22 February

MAISON FRANÇAISE: `Bourdieu/Durkheim/Law' (Durkheimian Study Day), Maison Française, 11 a.m.–4.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR M. CARRUTHERS: `Learning to read the hard way (Peter of Celle, On Affliction and Reading)' (Society for the Study of Medieval Languages and Literature meeting), Lecture Room XXIII, Balliol, 5 p.m. (open to all members of the University).

ORGAN RECITAL: Peter Barley, the chapel, Magdalen, 5.25 p.m. (admission free).

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Sunday 23 February

THE REVD OLIVER O'DONOVAN: `Judgement in action: political agency (Hymn 44: "Hail to the Lord's Anointed")' (Bampton Lectures: `The ways of judgement: action and institution'), St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 24 February

DR M. UNNITHAN: `Medical technologies and reproductive change in Rajasthan' (Fertility and Reproduction Seminars: `Reproductive technologies'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

COMPUTING SERVICES course: `Research skills—keeping up-to-date with literature', OUCS, 12.30–1.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR S. LUKES lectures in series of Interdisciplinary Sawyer Seminars (`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).

S. HORWITZ: `Inside Westfort: race, sex, and segregation within a South Africa leprosarium, during the first half of the twentieth 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.

PROFESSOR M. LILLA: `The justifying God: Kant' (Carlyle Lectures: `Modern political theology: its nature and significance'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR DAVID MARQUAND: `Is populism a threat to parliamentary democracy?' (seminar series: `Labour's undetected constitutional changes'), Summer Common Room, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

ENSEMBLE ISIS: `Rediscovering the Verein'—lecture/concert, programme to include Mahler's Symphony no. 4 (arr. Erwin Stein), and new works by Robert Saxton, Ryan Wigglesworth, and Alicia Grant, Holywell Music Room, 8 p.m. Open to the public, with a retiring collection. (Tel. for further information: (2)76125.)

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Tuesday 25 February

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `The Mallett Collection of English Embroidery', 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 S. FABBRINI, `Reacting to America: globalisation and American hyper- power in a European perspective' (seminar series: `Americanisation and anti-Americanism: global views of the USA'), Rothermere American Institute, 2.30 p.m.

BARONESS SCOTLAND, QC, DOMINIC GRIEVE, MP, MRS ANN CRYER, MP, and DANIEL SNOWMAN: `National identity and migration: pluses and minuses' (seminar series: `Interests, identities, and interventions'), Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR JOHN GRAY: `Knowledge in the twenty-first century: political thought' (Edmund Croston Lectures), St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR F. WILLIAMS: `Family values or an ethic of care' (seminar series: `Current issues in social policy'), Violet Butler Seminar Room, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, 5 p.m.

DR F. CLOONEY: `Hindu goddesses and Christian theology' (lecture), Lecture Room 2, Christ Church, 5 p.m.

V. NAPOLITANO: `Transculturation, cosmopolitanism, and complementary medicine in urban Mexico' (Medical Anthropology Research Seminars: `Complementary and alternative medicines: anthropological perspectives'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR G. CURRY: `Poetry, death, and Christian faith' (McCandless Lecture, in series `Life at the limits: reflections on religion and death'), Regent's Park, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

P. PETKOV: `The impact of the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights on the law on religion in Bulgaria' (seminar series: `Law and religion'), Becket Institute, St Hugh's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR S. NUSSEIBEH: `The Arabs' intellectual dynamics' (Leonard Stein Lectures: `Israel as a foreign state'), Schools, 5 p.m. (admission by ticket, available from: senior.tutors.secretary@balliol.ox.ac.uk, or (2)77758).

DAVID CONSTANTINE and BERNARD O'DONOGHUE: `Voices crying in the wilderness'—presentations and readings of ancient Arabic poetry, St Giles' House (16 St Giles'), 5 p.m.

F. VIRGILI: `Gender and punishment in liberated France' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

B. PARSONS: ` "Choosing oneself and committing oneself": the rift between Pierre Boulez and René Leibowitz' (Graduate Colloquia), Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 5.15 p.m. (open to the public).

PROFESSOR N.A.M. RODGER: `History repeated as fiction in the novels of Patrick O'Brian' (Wolfson College Lectures: `History and fiction: celebrating the centenary of Sir Ronald Syme (1903–89)'), the Hall, Wolfson, 6 p.m. (open to the public).

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Wednesday 26 February

COMPUTING SERVICES course: `My Humbul' (with Randolph Metcalfe), OUCS, 1–1.45 p.m.

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

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk in series `The Curator and the Collection': `Japanese works of art: purchases from the Story Fund', 1.15 p.m., by Dr Oliver Impey, Curator of Japanese Art. (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 seminars: `Working for the University: opportunities and benefits' (non-academic staff), 2 p.m., and `Descriptive statistics for research—resampling methods', 3 p.m. (see information above).

PROFESSOR ERNST VAN DE WETERING: `Rembrandt's workshop: training and production' (Slade Lectures: `Reconstructing Rembrandt—questions and answers in recent research'), Lecture Hall, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

PROFESSOR M. LILLA: `The reconciling God: Hegel' (Carlyle Lectures: `Modern political theology: its nature and significance'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR A. AGER: `Trends in the construction of psychosocial interventions: evidence from Sri Lanka' (Seminars in Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

SAÏD BUSINESS SCHOOL: Launch of the Oxford University Business Plan Competition, 6 p.m. Information about the competition, and talks about innovation and commercialisation of science, followed by reception; guest speakers include Dr Tim Cook, MD of Isis Innovation (further information and registration at: www.science-enterprise.ox.ac.uk or from elen.humphreys@sbs.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR D. SORKIN: `Reflections on emancipation' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 8 p.m.

EUROPEAN MOVEMENT (Oxfordshire Branch): open meeting and discussion about the constitutional changes proposed for the European Union in 2004, Maison Française, 8 p.m.

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Thursday 27 February

COMPUTING SERVICES courses: `Word 2000: styles and tables of contents', OUCS, 12.30–1.30 p.m. , and Unix Systems Administration Seminar, OUCS, 12.45–1.45 p.m.

DR Z. MORRISON: `Ethics, gender, space, and scale: constructions of relationships between places in Oxford' (International Gender Studies Centre seminars: `Gender and religions: sacralising time and space'), Blackhall Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

CHRIST CHURCH PICTURE GALLERY guided tour: general tour, 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.

SIR TIM RICE (Cameron Mackintosh Visiting Professor of Contemporary Theatre): inaugural lecture, Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR M. FREEDEN: `Ideologies' (seminar series: `British political history in the twentieth century'), Lecture Room XI, Brasenose, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR A. SELA: `Whither Arab–Israeli peace? The Arab and Muslim discourse of peace in the Middle East in the 1990s' (Isaiah Berlin Public Lectures in Middle East Dialogue), Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's College, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR E. IVES: `Will the real Henry VIII please stand up?' (DNB Seminars in Biography), Rainolds Room, Corpus Christi, 5 p.m.

A. COOK: `The Admiralty chart in the nineteenth century: a neglected resource?' (Oxford Seminars in Cartography), School of Geography and the Environment, 5 p.m.

A. COSTA PINTO: `Right-wing populism in democratic Portugal: does previous infection provide long-term immunity?' (West European Seminar: `Populism, the extreme right, and the crisis of representation in Western Europe'), Maison Française, 5 p.m.

DR D. RUNDLE: `The wanderings of manuscripts once owned by Humfrey, Duke of Gloucester' (Oxford Bibliographical Society lecture), Taylor Institution, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

PROFESSOR K. HOMEWOOD: `Policy, environment, and development in African rangelands' (Linacre Lectures: `Designing successful environmental policies'), Lecture Theatre A, Zoology/Psychology Building, 5.30 p.m.

PENELOPE LIVELY and PHILIP PULLMAN in conversation, on the inspiration they have found in the Pitt Rivers Museum: a Gala Benefit for the Friends of the Pitt Rivers, followed by a reception, in the Lecture Theatre, University Museum of Natural History, 6.30 p.m. (tickets £15, concessions £12.50, from Oxford (2)70928).

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