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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 March

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `The arts of Japan' (special display), 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.)

ANN MACKAY (soprano) and BRIAN HITCH (piano): recital including works by Scarlatti, Purcell, Mozart, Arne, Handel, Fauré, Hahn, Satie, and Cole Porter, Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's, 8 p.m. Tickets £10 (£5, students and Friends of Rewley House), from the Events Secretary, Friends of Rewley House, Rewley House, tel. (2)70393, or from the box office before the recital (in aid of the Friends of Rewley House).

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Saturday 22 March

DENISE RILEY, MICHAEL HOROVITZ, SIMON WICKHAM-SMITH, and MAT PASKINS: `Dialogue among civilisations through poetry' (poetry readings), Maison Française, 7.45 p.m.

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Tuesday 25 March

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `The Pre-Raphaelites', 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.)

CONGREGATION meeting, Sheldonian, 2 p.m. (see details in `University Agenda' above).

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Wednesday 26 March

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Publications: from design to delivery', 9.45 a.m. (see information above).

COMPUTING SERVICES course: ECDL: final drop-in session for Hilary Term, OUCS, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM introductory 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.)

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Thursday 27 March

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

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Friday 28 March

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Camille Pissarro', 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 1 April

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Watches: jewel or machine?', 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 April

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM introductory gallery talk: `Some archaeological treasures', 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 April

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Career review and planning for contract research staff', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

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

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Friday 4 April

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `The colour blue', 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.)

GODFREY HOWARD and BARBARA BRAY: `A literary life in Paris' (literary evening: the Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival), Maison Française, 5.45 p.m. (tickets £6, concessions £4.50, from the Oxford Playhouse, tel. 305305, or at the door).

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Tuesday 8 April

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Recruitment and selection for all staff' (day 1), 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Panel painting in early Renaissance Florence', 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 April

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

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM introductory gallery talk: `Animals 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.)

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Thursday 10 April

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

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

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Friday 11 April

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Springboard, Programme 2' (third workshop), 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `The founders 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.)

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Tuesday 15 April

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Nineteenth-century French painting', 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 16 April

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM introductory gallery talk: `Oriental metalwork', 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 22 April

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Shakespeare's world', 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 23 April

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM introductory gallery talk: `Portraiture', 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. DARNTON: `The science of piracy: a crucial ingredient in eighteenth- century publishing' (lecture), Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's, 4.30 p.m. (official opening of the St John's Research Centre; open to all members of the University).

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Thursday 24 April

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Opendoor: advanced skills', 9.30 a.m., and `Designing lectures for learning', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

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

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