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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 23 May

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Time management—for those who manage their manager's time as well as their own', 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.)

PROFESSOR R. LOUIS: `Sir Keith Hancock and the British Empire: the Pax Britannica and the Pax Americana' (lecture), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

YASMIN ALIBAI-BROWN speaks in Reuters Foundation Programme seminar series `Media and politics', Nuffield, 5 p.m.

FRANÇOIS PLATONE: `Le PCF a-t-il un avenir?' (French Politics and Society Seminar), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

VIRGINIA BLAKEY (soprano), with pianist Mark Hooper, performs songs and arias by Bizet, Fauré, Gounod, Massenet, and Poulenc, Maison Française, 8 p.m. (admission free).

RUSSKAYA MUZIKA ENSEMBLE (Moscow) performs Russian festive songs of the time of Peter the Great, University Church, 8 p.m. (tickets £8/£6).

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Saturday 24 May

CONWAY SCHOLARS RECITAL (free of charge), 12 noon, Holywell Music Room (telephone for further information: (2)76125).

ORGAN RECITAL (duet): Graham Howell and Gareth Price, the chapel, Magdalen, 5.25 p.m. (admission free).

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Sunday 25 May

THE REVD OLIVER O'DONOVAN: `Judgement in institution: judge not! (Hymn 362: "Glorious things of thee are spoken")' (Bampton Lectures: `The ways of judgement: action and institution'), St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Tuesday 27 May

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Heraldic highlights', 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. PELLS: `From Modernism to the movies: the globalisation of American culture in the twentieth century' (seminar series: `Americanisation and anti-Americanism: global views of the USA'), Rothermere American Institute, 2.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR S. CAREY: `The origin of concepts' (Gareth Evans Memorial Lecture), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

D. BERRY: ` "A Large and Stately Pile of Squared Stone"—the architecture of the Old Ashmolean Building' (lecture series: `Oxford buildings: architects and architecture in context'), New Seminar Room, St John's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR D. DINER (Bertelsman Europaeum Visiting Professor in Jewish Politics and History in the Twentieth Century): `Jewish history as general history: concepts and paradigms reconsidered' (lecture series: `Jewish history and general history of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries—narrations and interpretations'), Council Room, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

B. TITUS: `An "aesthetic changeling"? Programme music in the context of Friedrich Theodor Vischer's aesthetics' (Graduate Colloquia), Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music, 5.15 p.m.

ARMAND GOULIPIAN reads poems by Villon, Norge, Tardieu, Baudelaire, Paul Fort, and Claude Roy, Maison Française, 8 p.m.

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Wednesday 28 May

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

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM introductory gallery talk: `English tinware', 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: `Introductory statistical modelling for research—ANOVA techniques', 3 p.m. (see information above).

MICHAEL PHILLIPS: ` "From the commencement of ALARM": Thomas Paine and Charles Ross, the Lambeth Association for the Preservation of Liberty and Property against Republicans and Levellers, "Our End is Come", and the prospect of Newgate' (Waynflete Lectures: `Blake and the Terror: toward a biography of William Blake in Lambeth during the anti-Jacobin Terror in Britain, 1792–3', the Auditorium, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

DR K. MILLER: `Growing up in exile: challenges facing south-east Asian, Afghan, and other refugee youth in the United States' (Refugee Studies Centre Public Seminars: `Adolescents, armed conflict, and forced migration'), Thatcher Conference Centre, Somerville, 5 p.m.

NIGEL WILSON: `Lenses and spectacles' (Lyell Lectures in Bibliography: `The world of books in Byzantium'), Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR D. DINER (Bertelsman Europaeum Visiting Professor in Jewish Politics and History in the Twentieth Century): `Empire, ethnicity, and diplomacy: the Jews as a historical minority' (lecture series: `Jewish history and general history of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries—narrations and interpretations'), Rothermere American Institute, 5 p.m.

DAVID THOMPSON: `The golden age of English clocks' (lecture, in series of Horological Masterworks Events), Museum of the History of Science, 7 p.m. (admission free; to reserve a seat, tel. (2)77280).

PROFESSOR F. MILLAR: `Christians, Jews, and Arabs in the later Roman Empire' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 8 p.m. (minibus from the Playhouse, Beaumont Street, 6.40 p.m. and 7.30 p.m.).

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Thursday 29 May

UNIVERSITY CHURCH: Ascension Day Eucharist, 8.30 a.m., followed by traditional `Beating the Bounds' ceremony.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM study-day: `Spectacular impressions: Old Master prints', 9.45 a.m.–4 p.m. (further details from the Education Service: (2)78015).

DR A. COLES: `Families out of context: the effect of constant change on expatriate and diplomatic family life' (International Gender Studies Centre seminars: `Gender in transnational and transforming families: stretching boundaries and social conventions'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

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

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Writing at work' (week 5), 3.30 p.m. (see information above).

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING Research Seminars: Reading Week meeting, IAUL, Littlegate House, 4 p.m. (To attend, contact joanna.buddery@learning.ox.ac.uk.)

PROFESSOR ROBERT ALTER (Weidenfeld Visiting Professor of European Comparative Literature): `Dickens: intimations of Apocalypse' (lecture series: `The European city and the language of the novel'), Main Lecture Hall, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR P.T. ZELEZA: `Rewriting the African diaspora: beyond the Black Atlantic' (African Studies Lecture), Lecture Theatre, Department of Politics and International Relations, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR D. DINER (Bertelsman Europaeum Visiting Professor in Jewish Politics and History in the Twentieth Century): `Twilight time: nation-states and the crisis of citizenship' (lecture series: `Jewish history and general history of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries—narrations and interpretations'), Rothermere American Institute, 5 p.m.

SIR DAVID WEATHERALL: `Genomics and world health: myth or reality?' (Alan Emery Lecture), Witts Lecture Theatre, Radcliffe Infirmary, 6 p.m.

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Friday 30 May

PROFESSOR D. DINER (Bertelsman Europaeum Visiting Professor in Jewish Politics and History in the Twentieth Century): `The Jewish experience between pre-modernity and post- modernity' (lecture series: `Jewish history and general history of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries—narrations and interpretations'), Rothermere American Institute, 10 a.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Baroque 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.)

CONFERENCE: `Transmission and understanding in the sciences in Europe, 1730–1870', Maison Française, 2.30–5 p.m. (continues tomorrow).

DR S. GREEN: `The years of the Constituent Assembly' (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).

PROFESSOR J.A.A. STOCKWIN: `Why Japan still matters?' (valedictory lecture), Lecture Theatre, Nissan Insitute of Japanese Studies, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J.R. WOODHOUSE: `The Travels of Marco Polo' (Rowe Memorial Lecture), the Auditorium, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

MARK THOMPSON speaks in Reuters Foundation Programme seminar series `Media and politics', Nuffield, 5 p.m.

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Saturday 31 May

ORGAN RECITAL: Ian Keatley, the chapel, Magdalen, 5.25 p.m. (admission free).

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Sunday 1 June

DR MAURICE KEEN preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 2 June

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

ARDITTI QUARTET—Composers' Workshop, 1--3 p.m. and evening recital, 8 p.m., Jaqueline du Pré Music Building (for more information see www.ocmevents.org).

DR A. CUNNINGHAM: `The curse of John Hunter's museum' (seminar series: `Medicine and culture before 1800'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR ROBERT ALTER (Weidenfeld Visiting Professor of European Comparative Literature):`Bely: phantasmatic city' (lecture series: `The European city and the language of the novel'), Main Lecture Hall, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR M. BATE: `Embryonic behaviour in Drosophila—assembling the moving parts' (J.W. Jenkinson Memorial Lecture), Lecture Theatre B, Zoology/Psychology Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR D. DINER (Bertelsman Europaeum Visiting Professor in Jewish Politics and History in the Twentieth Century): `The impact of the Holocaust: reinventing the Jewish nation after 1945' (lecture series: `Jewish history and general history of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries—narrations and interpretations'), Rothermere American Institute, 5 p.m.

PHILIPPE COLOMBANI: `World trade patterns in the twenty-first century' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

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