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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 25 April

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `The human face', 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: `Muslims in Europe post-9/11' (conference arranged jointly by St Antony's and Princeton University), St Antony's, 25 and 26 April (attendance restricted to members of the University: those interested should apply in person or by e-mail to antonians@sant.ox.ac.uk).

SOLON PIERCE: piano recital, including works by Alkan, Balakirev, Brown, Busoni, Fauré, Herskowitz, Johansen, Medtner, and Poulenc, Maison Française, 8 p.m.

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Sunday 27 April

TRINITY FULL TERM begins.

DOM HENRY WANSBROUGH, OSB, preaches the St Mark's Day Sermon, Magdalen, 10 a.m.

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Monday 28 April

DR J. ARCHER: `Women healers, recipe books, and the intellectual circle of Katherine, Lady Ranelagh (1614--91)' (seminar series: `Medicine and culture before 1800'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 2.15 p.m.

R. SNODDY: `The sensational future of the British press' (Times Lecture), Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

MICHAEL SCREECH: `Laughter in Rabelais' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

MUSICAL EVENT for the University's fourth Hambro Visiting Professor of Opera, Graham Vick: a programme of scenes from Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin and Handel's Xerxes, with New Chamber Opera, Holywell Music Room, 8.30 p.m. (tickets £6 (£4 concessions) on the door; telephone for further information: (2)76125).

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Tuesday 29 April

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Contract research staff—briefings for research supervisors', 12.30 p.m. (see information above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Venetian 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.)

MASTERCLASS on Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin with Graham Vick, 2--5 p.m., New College Ante-Chapel (free of charge) (telephone for further information: (2)76125).

PETER BURKE: `Cultures of translation in early modern Europe' (Language and History Seminar), Basil Mitchell Room, Oriel, 2.15 p.m.

D. RYAN: `Americanisation and anti-Americanism at the periphery: from Central America to 9/11' (seminar series: `Americanisation and anti-Americanism: global views of the USA'), Rothermere American Institute, 2.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. BOWKER: `The appeal to history' (Hensley Henson Lectures: `The appeal to history as an integral part of Christian apologetics: did Henson waste his money?'), Schools, 5 p.m.

J. BUTT: `Is there a work-concept in seventeenth-century music?' (Graduate Colloquia), Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music, 5.15 p.m.

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Wednesday 30 April

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Recruitment and selection for occasional recruiters', 9.30 a.m., and `Introductory statistical modelling for research—introduction to modelling', 3 p.m. (see information above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk in series `The Curator and the Collection': ` "The Dress of an Oriental Gentleman": Edward Lane in Egypt' (Dr R. Barnes), 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.)

MASTERCLASS on Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin with Professor Graham Vick, 2--5 p.m., Holywell Music Room (telephone for further information: (2)76125).

K. JENSEN: `Importing humanism: marginal notes in Leipzig books' (Oxford Bibliographical Society: Annual General Meeting and lecture), Cecil Jackson Room, Sheldonian, 3 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. BOWKER: `The appeal to art: China and the West' (Hensley Henson Lectures: `The appeal to history as an integral part of Christian apologetics: did Henson waste his money?'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR RICHARD RORTY: `Universalist grandeur, Romantic profundity, humanist finitude' (Oliver Smithies Lectures: `Philosophy's role in culture'), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR J. HART: `Years of conflict: adolescence in Palestine and Sri Lanka' (Refugee Studies Centre Public Seminars: `Adolescents, armed conflict, and forced migration'), Thatcher Conference Centre, Somerville, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR M. JACOBS: `Interreligious polemics in medieval Spain: a Jewish response to Ibn Hazm's biblical criticism' (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 1 May

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Listening skills' (day 1), 9.30 a.m., and `Writing at work' (week 1), 3.30 p.m. (see information above).

PROFESSOR P. VAN PARIJS: `Cultural diversity and economic solidarity' (Interdisciplinary Sawyer Seminar: `The theory and politics of civil society'), Rothermere American Institute, 1.45 p.m.

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

DR D. BRYCESON: `Europe's transnational families and migration: past and present' (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. (followed by book-launch, St Giles' House, 16 St Giles', 4 p.m.).

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 J. HEIN (Professor of Bioinformatics): `Molecular evolution, variation, and bioinformatics' (inaugural lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

ETIENNE BALIBAR: `Europe: vanishing mediator?' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

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Friday 2 May

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Mesopotamia and India', 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 PHILIP HARDIE (Corpus Christi Professor of Latin): `Contrasts' (inaugural lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. MCKITTERICK: `History and memory in the early Middle Ages' (Modern History Faculty: Special Faculty Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. WEBBER: `Making sense of the past: reflections on Jewish historical consciousness' (Marett Memorial Lecture), Saskatchewan Lecture Room, Exeter, 5 p.m.

MAISON FRANÇAISE: French Politics and Society seminar, 5.15 p.m.

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Sunday 4 May

THE REVD OLIVER O'DONOVAN: `Judgement in institution: legitimate authority (Hymn 379: "In the cross of Christ I glory")' (Bampton Lectures: `The ways of judgement: action and institution'), St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Tuesday 6 May

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Minutes and agendas—an introductory programme', 9.30 a.m.; `Contract research staff—briefings for research supervisors', 12.30 p.m.; `Assertiveness' (day 1), 2 p.m. (see information above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `A bird-watcher's guide to 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 PAUL MULDOON (Professor of Poetry): `The end of the poem: "Poem of the End", by Marina Tsvetayeva', Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR R.A. EPSTEIN: `The not so minimum content of natural law' (H.L.A. Hart Memorial Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. BOWKER: `The appeal to value' (Hensley Henson Lectures: `The appeal to history as an integral part of Christian apologetics: did Henson waste his money?'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J.M. WAGSTAFF: `The contribution of early travel narratives to the historical geography of Greece' (Myres Memorial Lecture), McGregor Matthews Room, New College, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR S. JAMISON: `Lions and tigers ... and bulls' (Radhakrishnan Memorial Lectures: `Between the lines: oblique angles on power and authority in ancient India'), Schools, 5 p.m.

MAISON FRANÇAISE: open forum with SYLVIE GERMAIN, novelist, Prix Fémina 1989, 5.15 p.m.

B. ADAMS: ` "Doth Burn ere It Transform": Roman Catholicism, decadence, and Elgar's The Dream of Gerontius' (Graduate Colloquia), Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music, 5.15 p.m.

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Wednesday 7 May

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM introductory gallery talk: `Glass', 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 seminars: `Telephone skills', 2 p.m., and `Introductory statistical modelling for research—linear models', 3 p.m. (see information above).

OXFORD PHILOMUSICA RESIDENCY—Leading a Workshop, with Kate Coberti, 2--5 p.m., Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music (open to university students and staff only; further information: (2)76125).

PROFESSOR ROGER DAVIES (Philip Wetton Professor of Astrophysics): `Telescopes, galaxies, and black holes' (inaugural lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. BOWKER: `The appeal to coherence' (Hensley Henson Lectures: `The appeal to history as an integral part of Christian apologetics: did Henson waste his money?'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR K. BARBER: `How texts transcend gender in African oral and popular cultures' (Kaberry Lecture), Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR RICHARD RORTY: `Analytic philosophy and narrative philosophy' (Oliver Smithies Lectures: `Philosophy's role in culture'), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR E. PROTACIO-DECASTRO: `Young people's notions of well-being in the context of armed conflict in the Philippines' (Refugee Studies Centre Public Seminars: `Adolescents, armed conflict, and forced migration'), Thatcher Conference Centre, Somerville, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR T. LEVY: `Texts, maps, and archaeology: recent Iron Age explorations in southern Jordan' (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 8 May

MAISON FRANÇAISE exhibition opens: `Market day in Provence'—photographs by Fred Jarvis (open Monday–Friday 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.–1 p.m., until 24 May; closed 17 May).

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Listening skills' (day 2), 9.30 a.m., and `Writing at work' (week 2), 3.30 p.m. (see information above).

PROFESSOR RICHARD RORTY: `Justice as a larger loyalty'(Interdisciplinary Sawyer Seminar: `The theory and politics of civil society'), Rothermere American Institute, 1.45 p.m.

DR U. EREL: `Transmitting and transforming ethnicity: migrant mothers from Turkey and their children' (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.

CONWAY VOCAL MASTERCLASS with Teresa Cahill, 2--5 p.m., Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music (free of charge. Telephone for further information: (2)76125).

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

SCOTT MANDELBROTE: `Printing and publishing the text of the Septuagint' (Grinfield Lectures on the Septuagint: `The study of the Septuagint in early modern Europe'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR L. LEONARDI: `Le Rime di Dante: postille a una recente edizione' (Paget Toynbee Lecture), Room 3, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR N. RODGER: `Horatio Nelson' (DNB seminars on biography: `Icons and celebrity'), Rainolds Room, Corpus Christi, 5 p.m.

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Friday 9 May

BETTS ORGAN MASTERCLASS with Stephen Bicknell: exploring some Important Organs in Oxford, 10 a.m., Holywell Music Room. Free of charge and open to the public (booking not required; (telephone for further information: (2)76125).

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Appraisal skills', 11 a.m. (see information above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `The Edward Lane Exhibition', 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.)

MAISON FRANÇAISE: French Politics and Society seminar, 5.15 p.m.

RETROSPECTIVE CONCERT: music by John Caldwell, 1958–2003, with the Aldate Quartet, Ben Linton, Will Tallon, and Guy Newbury, Holywell Music Room, 8 p.m.

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Saturday 10 May

DR S. CRETNEY delivers the Blackstone Lecture, Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 11.30 a.m.

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Sunday 11 May

THE REVD OLIVER O'DONOVAN: `Judgement in institution: sovereign judgement (Hymn 361: "Forth in the peace of Christ we go")' (Bampton Lectures: `The ways of judgement: action and institution'), St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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