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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 22 November

ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY of Modern and Contemporary France study-day: `La guerre d'Algérie quarante ans après', Maison Française, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. (advance booking required: tel. (2)74220, e-mail: maison@herald.ox.ac.uk).

COMPUTING SERVICES course: `Supporting lectures' (working lunch), OUCS, 12.30–1.30 p.m.

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.)

DR L. SCIAMA: `Religious identities and the secular state in Italy' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminars: `The nation-state and religious identities'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

DR JUAN JOSÉ IBARRETXE (President, the Autonomous Basque Government): `The Basque country in Europe' (lecture), Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 3 p.m. (entry by ticket only, from the Development Office, St Antony's—tel.: (2)74496, e-mail: janet.collyer@sant.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR C. WYPLOSZ: `Fiscal discipline in the monetary union: rules or institutions' (Europaeum Lecture), Main Hall, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m. (admission by tickets, available from (2)84482, e-mail: euroinfo@europaeum.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR Y. ENGESTRÖM: `The new landscape of learning at work' (Herbert Spencer Lectures: `The future of education'), Lecture Theatre A, Zoology/Experimental Psychology Building, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

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Saturday 23 November

ORGAN RECITAL: Richard Barnes (with Mark Hartt-Palmer, violin), the chapel, Magdalen, 5.25 p.m. (admission free).

OXFORD PHILOMUSICA (conductor Marios Papadopoulos) performs Brahms' First Symphony in C minor, and, with pianist John Lill, Brahms' First Piano Concerto in D minor, Sheldonian, 8 p.m. (tickets £10–£30 from Tickets Oxford at the Playhouse, Beaumont Street, tel. 305305, or at the door).

OXFORD PRO MUSICA SINGERS (conductor Michael Smedley) perform Handel's Coronation Anthems, Purcell's Hail Bright Cecilia, and Jackson's Cecilia Virgo, University Church, 8 p.m. (tickets £10/£7 from Tickets Oxford at the Playhouse, Beaumont Street, tel. 305305).

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Sunday 24 November

DOM JEREMIAS SCHRÖDER preaches the Sermon on the Sin of Pride, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 25 November

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Pre- retirement programme', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

DR C. MCCOURT: `Childbirth practices in London hospitals' (Fertility and Reproduction Seminars: `Childbirth practices'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 61 Banbury Road, 11 a.m.

COMPUTING SERVICES course: `Graphics for print', OUCS, 12.30–1.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR A. SELIGMAN: `Trust, confidence, and social boundaries' (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).

S. ALAVI: `A "national" medicine in colonial India? The Muslim physicians and the Takmil-ut Tibb College at Lucknow' (seminar series: `Metropolis, periphery, and nation: medicine and colonialism'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR G. SAMUEL: `The age of the Guptas: the growth of the transcendental' (Wilde Lectures in Natural and Comparative Religion: `Indic religions until 1200 AD: a critical and anthropological approach'), Schools, 5 p.m.

SIR RICHARD WILSON: `The death of Cabinet government' (seminar series: `Labour constitutional changes reconsidered'), Summer Common Room, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR H. NEUNZERT: `What did we "Europeans" learn from Alan Tayler?' (Alan Tayler Lecture), Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's, 5 p.m.

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Tuesday 26 November

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `The Sands Gallery of early twentieth-century European 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.)

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Listening skills' (day 2), 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

COMPUTING SERVICES courses: `Accessibility in Web design', OUCS, 12.30–1.30 p.m., and `Using EndNote to create bibliographies (v.6)', OUCS, 2–5 p.m.

DR NIKE WAGNER (Weidenfeld Visiting Professor in European Comparative Literature): `The divided world of Winifred Wagner' (lecture series: `Love and death: Vienna, Wagner, and fin de siècle culture'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR G. SAMUEL: `The age of the Guptas: wild goddesses and demon devotees' (Wilde Lectures in Natural and Comparative Religion: `Indic religions until 1200 AD: a critical and anthropological approach'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. LEWIS and E. WELSH: `What do fathers do? Mothers', fathers', and children's views' (Department of Social Policy and Social Work seminars: `Relationships and child wellbeing'), Violet Butler Seminar Room, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, 5 p.m.

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Wednesday 27 November

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

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

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM introductory gallery talk: `Oriental ceramics', 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 LEN COOK: `Challenges for the Office of National Statistics' (Royal Statistical Society Oxford local group meeting), Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's, 4.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR V. MUNTARBHORN: `Human trafficking and smuggling: implications for the refugee protection system' (Seminars on Forced Migration: Harrell-Bond Lecture), Rhodes House, 5 p.m.

J. VILLALOBOS: `Human rights and El Salvador' (Centre for Socio-Legal Studies: International Human Rights Seminars), Hood Room, St Cross, 5 p.m.

R. WEIS: `Food, faith, and sex in medieval Occitania' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

UNIVERSITY CHURCH: Choral Evensong with the resident choir (short service and music by Byrd and Gombert), 6.15 p.m.

MISCELLANY OF PROSE, POETRY, AND MUSIC—the final event in the Bodleian's Quatercentenary celebrations, Sheldonian, 7.30 p.m. (see details in `Lectures' above).

DR Z. WAXMAN: `Writing to remember: the role of the Holocaust witness' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 8 p.m.

THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET performs Haydn's Quartet in C, op. 54, no. 2, Benjamin Britten's Third Quartet, and Schubert's Quartet in D minor (D.810), `Death and the Maiden', Holywell Music Room, 8 p.m. (tickets £10/£5 from Tickets Oxford at the Playhouse, Beaumont Street, tel. 305305, or at the door).

COLLOQUIUM: `The end of Nature?—Reflections following the Earth Summit', with Dr Clare Palmer, University Church, 8.30 p.m.

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Thursday 28 November

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Recruitment and selection for all staff' (day 2), 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

WEI-YANG CHEONG: `Journal server—non-profit academic publishing online' (seminar series: `Digital projects in Oxford'), OUCS, 12.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR C. PERRINGS: `Science and the precautionary principle' (seminar series: `What is the future of science-based conservation?'), School of Geography and the Environment, 1 p.m.

DR C. HARDMAN: `Children in the new religious movements' (International Gender Studies Centre seminars: `The girl child living in difficult circumstances: a cross-cultural perspective'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

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

M. MCLEAN: `Academics in the making' (Institute for the Advancement of University Learning: research seminars), Seminar Room, IAUL, 4 p.m.

DR B. CASEY: `The OECD Jobs Strategy and the European Employment Strategy: two views of the labour market and of the welfare state' (lecture), LLR room, Nuffield, 5 p.m.

H.E. MR MEL CAPPE (High Commissioner for Canada): `The Privy Council, the public service, and the peaceful transition of power in Canada' (Canada Seminars), Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret Hall, 5.15 p.m. (enquiries to Vanessa Windsor—tel.: (2)74302, e-mail: vanessa.windsor@lmh.ox.ac.uk).

C. NÉDÉLEC: `Le burlesque et l'idée d'agrément' (Early Modern French Seminar), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

MISS G. SEIDMANN: `Jewish marriage rings' (public lecture), Haldane Room, Wolfson, 6 p.m.

THE QUEEN'S COLLEGE CHAPEL CHOIR AND ORCHESTRA perform Haydn's Paukenmesse, the chapel, Queen's, 8.15 p.m. (admission by programme, £5/£3, at the door, or seats may be reserved with the Fellows' Secretary (2–5 p.m.), tel. (2)79194, e-mail: erica.parsons@queens.ox.ac.uk).

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Friday 29 November

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

THE REVD DR E. CONDRY: `The state, the monarchy, and religious identities in the UK' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminars: `The nation-state and religious identities'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

COMPUTING SERVICES course: `Research resources' (working lunch), OUCS, 12.30–1.30 p.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Arundel and the Arundel Marbles', 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.)

H.E. JUDGE DAME ROSALYN HIGGINS: `Human rights and the International Court of Justice' (Alec Roche Lecture in Public International Law), McGregor-Matthews Room, New College, 5.15 p.m. (admission by invitation only, obtainable from Mrs Maggie Davies—tel. (2)79552, e-mail: maggie.davies@new.ox.ac.uk).

MRS SONIA GANDHI: `Conflict and co-existence in our age' (lecture), Schools, 5.15 p.m. (admission by ticket only, from the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies: tel. (2)78730, fax 248942).

J.-Y. TADIÉ: `Histoire et création dans l'oeuvre d'Alexandre Dumas' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

WADHAM COLLEGE MUSIC SOCIETY performs Beethoven's Egmont Overture, Liszt's Piano Concerto in E flat major, and Franck's Symphony in D minor, University Church, 8 p.m. (admission £5/£3; free to members of Wadham College).

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Saturday 30 November

PROGRAMME ON CONTEMPORARY TURKEY conference: `Turkish relations with the Turkic Republics of the CIS', St Antony's, 9 a.m.--6.30 p.m. (enquiries: tel. (2)88202 or e-mail: academic@orinst.ox.ac.uk).

MAISON FRANÇAISE colloquium: `Evans-Pritchard's anthropology: English contexts, French perspectives, African realities', Maison Française, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (continues tomorrow).

ORGAN RECITAL: Christopher Bucknall, the chapel, Magdalen, 5.25 p.m. (admission free).

OXFORD UNIVERSITY WIND ORCHESTRA: concert, University Church, 8 p.m. (admission £6, concessions £4, at the door).

ANTHONY PAY (clarinet), COLIN CARR (cello), and YAEL WEISS (piano) perform chamber works by Beethoven and Brahms, Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's, 8.30 p.m. (admission by free programme, available from the Porters' Lodge).

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