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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 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).

DR J. LITTLEWOOD: `The ambiguity of labour; the identity of midwives' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminar: `The identities of medical practitioners and traditional healers'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

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.

P. PERRINEAU: `The National Front in French politics' (West European Seminar: `Populism, the extreme right, and the crisis of representation in Western Europe'), Maison Française, 5 p.m.

THE RTÉ VANBURGH QUARTET performs works by Hadyn, Zhou Long, and Ravel, Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's, 8.30 p.m. (admission by free programme, available from the Porters' Lodge).

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Saturday 25 January

ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY FRANCE conference: `Tremblement de terre politique ou accident de parcours: les élections présidentielles et législatives de 2002', Maison Française, 9.30 a.m.–4.15 p.m. (To register, tel. Oxford (2)74220, or e-mail: maison@herald.ox.ac.uk.)

KATHRYN WHITNEY (mezzo-soprano) and PHILIP BULLOCK (piano) perform works by Haydn, Berg, Ravel, and arie antiche, Wolfson, 7.30 p.m. (entrance £7, students £5; proceeds to the African Medical Research Foundation).

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Monday 27 January

M. CARRANZA: `Making sense of common sense: sterilisation in Costa Rica' (Fertility and Reproduction Seminars: `Reproductive technologies'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

COMPUTING SERVICES courses: `What Linux can do for you', and `A gateway to library riches—searching online catalogues', OUCS, 12.30–1.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR B. ROTHENSTEIN: `The welfare state and social capital' (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).

DR J. ROBERTSON: `Leprosy and the elusive M. leprae: colonial and imperial medical exchanges in the nineteenth 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.

LORD CARRINGTON: `Should a changing parliament exercise more control over foreign policy?' (seminar series: `Labour's undetected constitutional changes'), Summer Common Room, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

DR PALLAB GHOSH: `Trust no one, question everything, believe nothing: the new face of science journalism' (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 28 January

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Small group teaching' (first meeting), 12.15 p.m. (see information above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Teacups and teapots', 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.)

THE RT. HON. MICHAEL ANCRAM, MP, GORDON MARSDEN, MP, and PROFESSOR ARCHIE BROWN: `Building democracy and building capitalism: conflicting or complementary goals?' (seminar series: `Interests, identities, and interventions'), Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR C. UNGERSON: `Whose empowerment and independence? A cross-national perspective on "cash for care" schemes' (seminar series: `Current issues in social policy'), Violet Butler Seminar Room, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR STEVE JONES: `Knowledge in the twenty-first century: the life sciences' (Edmund Croston Lectures), St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

DR N. GREEN: `Local saints and foreign bodies: questions of identity in the Sufi biographical literature of south Asia' (lecture), Lecture Room 2, Christ Church, 5 p.m.

BARRY COX (News International Visiting Professor of Broadcast Media): `The coming of free-sheet television' (News International Broadcast Media Lectures: ` "It's TV, Jim, but not as we know it"—British television in the digital era'), Exeter, 5.30 p.m.

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Wednesday 29 January

COMPUTING SERVICES courses: `European Computer Driving Licence: drop-in sessions', OUCS, 10 a.m.–1 p.m., and `Brush up your Shakespeare: online teaching for alumnae' (Emma Smith), OUCS, 1–1.45 p.m.

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

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Welcome to the University' (for non-academic staff), 2 p.m., and `Descriptive statistics for research—probability', 3 p.m. (see information above).

B. RUTTER: `Oedipus and Creon: double hybris' (Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama lecture), the Auditorium, Magdalen, 2.15 p.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM introductory gallery talk: `Islam', 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 ERNST VAN DE WETERING: `Rembrandt's anger: art lovers and asses' (Slade Lectures: `Reconstructing Rembrandt—questions and answers in recent research'), Lecture Hall, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

R. MONTGOMERY: `The State of Florida v. American Tobacco—an account of a major lawsuit' (lecture), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

G. KIBREAB lectures in series Seminars in Forced Migration, Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

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Thursday 30 January

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Writing research papers, abstracts, and posters', 9.15 a.m.; `Appraisal skills', 2 p.m.; `Voice coaching' (one-hour sessions) [OK AS IS - NO TIME GIVEN] (see information above).

COMPUTING SERVICES courses: `The Research Technologies Service at OUCS', OUCS, 12.30–1.30 p.m., and Unix Systems Administration Seminar, OUCS, 12.45–1.45 p.m.

DR E. FERRARO: `Kneading life: women and the celebration of the dead in the northern Andes of Ecuador' (International Gender Studies Centre seminars: `Gender and religions: sacralising time and space'), Blackhall Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

K. WATSON: `A Briton's envied name: local defence forces, state control, and the politics of patriotism in England, 1793–1815' (seminar series: `Britain and the war with Napoleon'), Maison Française, 2.15 p.m.

CHRIST CHURCH PICTURE GALLERY guided tour: `Glass', 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.

THE RT. HON. C.F. PATTEN: ` "The End of History": the sequel' (Cyril Foster Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m. (tickets required, from Mrs Marga Lyall—tel. (2)78705, e- mail: cis@politics.ox.ac.uk).

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

G. CAPOCCIA: ``Anti-democratic challenges and democratic survival: elite reactions to extremism in inter-war Europe' (West European Seminar: `Populism, the extreme right, and the crisis of representation in Western Europe'), Maison Française, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR I. DONALDSON: `Biographical uncertainty' (DNB Seminars in Biography), Rainolds Room, Corpus Christi, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR D. BEGG: `Transport and congestion in Edinburgh and London' (Linacre Lectures: `Designing successful environmental policies'), Lecture Theatre A, Zoology/Psychology Building, 5.30 p.m.

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Friday 31 January

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Minutes and agendas—an advanced programme', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

DR K. MAYNARD: `The vicissitudes of Kedjem "traditional doctors" and an ambivalent clientele in Cameroon' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminar: `The identities of medical practitioners and traditional healers'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

COMPUTING SERVICES courses: `Computing for the terrified', OUCS, 9.15 a.m.–12.15 p.m., and `Teaching and/with the Web', OUCS, 12.30–1.30 p.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk (Gertrud Seidmann, FSA): `A new acquisition: the Seal of Sir Joshua Reynolds', 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: `The rights and liberties of subjects' (Ford's Lectures in British History: `Freedom, representation, and revolution, 1603–51'), Schools, 5 p.m.

SAM YOUNGER: `The role of the Electoral Commission' (seminar series: `British government and politics'), Lecture Room XI, Brasenose, 5 p.m.

M. WIEVIORKA: `La République et la violence' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

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Monday 3 February

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Recruitment and selection for administrators' (day 1), 9.30 a.m., and `Pre-retirement programme', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

DR M. BONACCORSO: `Programmes of gamete donation: strategies (in private clinics) of assisted conception' (Fertility and Reproduction Seminars: `Reproductive technologies'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

COMPUTING SERVICES courses: `E-mail and Web browsing on Linux', and `Full text to your desktop: introduction to e-journals', OUCS, 12.30–1.30 p.m.

J. MANTON: `Missionary leprosy control: ideologies and practices in Ogoja Province, Nigeria, 1944–8' (seminar series: `Ridding the Empire of leprosy: a grand undertaking and its legacy'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 2.15 p.m.

SIMON JENKINS: `The imperial treasury' (seminar series: `Labour's undetected constitutional changes'), Summer Common Room, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR I. HARGREAVES: `Lost in media-space: how science failed the communications test' (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 4 February

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Recruitment and selection for administrators' (day 2), 9.30 a.m., and `Small group teaching' (second meeting), 12.15 p.m. (see information above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Dutch still life 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.)

LORD HOWELL, PC, FELIPE FERNANDEZ-ARMESTO, and SIR MARRACK GOULDING: `When is foreign military intervention justified?' (seminar series: `Interests, identities, and interventions'), Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

MICHAEL HOLROYD: `The search for nobility in literary biography' (lecture series: `Biographers at work'), Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

DR M. EVANS: `Lessons from the New Deal for Lone Parents—where should policy go next?' (seminar series: `Current issues in social policy'), Violet Butler Seminar Room, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, 5 p.m.

PROFESOR A. FOWLER: `Knowledge in the twenty-first century: literary criticism' (Edmund Croston Lectures), St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

BARRY COX (News International Visiting Professor of Broadcast Media): `The reformation of the BBC' (News International Broadcast Media Lectures: ` "It's TV, Jim, but not as we know it"—British television in the digital era'), Exeter, 5.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR K. COLEMAN: ` "Truth severe, by fairy Fiction drest": reality and the Roman imagination' (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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