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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 October

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Welcome to the University' (for non-academic staff), 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY of Modern and Contemporary France study-day: `La réduction du temps de travail en France: du principe à l'application', Maison Française, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. (advance booking required: tel. (2)74220, e-mail: maison@herald.ox.ac.uk).

DR D. JOHNSON: `Religion and citizenship in the Sudan' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminars: `The nation-state and religious identities'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

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

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Buddhism: art and symbol', 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 S.T. FISKE: `The perils of prejudice: bias in the brain, mind, and society' (Joseph Jaspars Memorial Lecture), Room C.113, Department of Experimental Psychology, 4.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. LEDOUX: `How our brains learn to be who we are' (Herbert Spencer Lectures: `The future of education'), Schools, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

EUROPEAN MOVEMENT open meeting: `The European Union under pressure', with Ian Taylor, MP, Maison Française, 8 p.m.

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Saturday 26 October

ORGAN RECITAL: Katherine Pardee, the chapel, Magdalen, 5.25 p.m. (admission free).

Sunday 27 October

THE VERY REVD WILLIAM TAYLOR preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 28 October

DR L. RIVAL: `Multiple fatherhood in Amazonia: the fallacy of the neo-Darwinian explanation' (Fertility and Reproduction Seminars: `Childbirth practices'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 61 Banbury Road, 11 a.m.

COMPUTING SERVICES course: `Word 2000: mail-merge', OUCS, 12.30–1.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR P. PETTIT: `Deliberative democracy, the discursive dilemma, and republican theory' (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 ROBERT SAXTON, with Ensemble Isis, leads a Composers' Workshop, Holywell Music Room, 2.30 p.m. (Ensemble Isis will give a recital of new compositions by Oxford University students, Holywell Music Room, 6 p.m.).

SIMON CARR and MICHAEL RYLE: `Does Parliament get the media treatment it deserves?' (seminar series: `Labour constitutional changes reconsidered'), Summer Common Room, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

DR M. NAUMANN: `German "Angst" and the idea of a pre-emptive war' (German Rhodes Lecture), Rhodes House, 5 p.m.

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Tuesday 29 October

COMPUTING SERVICES course: `E-mail and Web browsing on Linux', OUCS, 12.30–1.30 p.m.

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.)

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Writing at work' (week 3), 3.30 p.m. (see information above).

PROFESSOR PAUL MULDOON (Professor of Poetry): `The end of the poem: "Poetry", by Marianne Moore', Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR D. TURNER: `Doing theology in the University' (lecture to mark the five- hundredth anniversary of the Lady Margaret Professorship of Divinity), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR D.M. ANDERSON: ` "Parasites in Paradise": race, violence, and Mau Mau' (Evans- Pritchard Lectures: `Histories of the hanged: testimony from the Mau Mau Rebellion, 1952–60'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

US SENATOR RUSSELL FEINGOLD: `Anti-terrorist legislation and human rights in the US after 11 September' (Centre for Socio-Legal Studies: International Human Rights Seminars), Danson Room, Trinity, 5 p.m.

M. MACLEAN: `Conflicted contact: an international perspective' (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 30 October

DR W. MOBERLY: `What is speech on God's behalf, and is it a meaningful and usable concept?' (Speaker's Lectures in Biblical Studies: `Who speaks for God? The Bible, discernment, and contested truth'), Schools, 11 a.m.

P. DAVIS and I. MILLER: `The European Computer Driving Licence' (seminar series: `Digital projects in Oxford'), OUCS, 12.30 p.m.

ORGAN RECITAL: Lewis Brito-Babapulle, the chapel, Queen's, 1.10 p.m. (admission free; retiring collection).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM introductory gallery talk: `Buddhist and Hindu sculpture', 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 D.M. ANDERSON: `Death at Lari: the story of an African massacre' (Evans-Pritchard Lectures: `Histories of the hanged: testimony from the Mau Mau Rebellion, 1952–60'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

DR W. MOBERLY (Speaker's Lecturer in Biblical Studies): `How appropriate is "monotheism" as a category for biblical interpretation' (seminar), Harris Seminar Room, Oriel, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR F. STEWART: `Global economic influence on conflict' (Seminars on Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR GERALD O'COLLINS, SJ: `What could establish Easter faith?' (D'Arcy Memorial Lectures: `The Resurrection of Jesus'), Schools, 5 p.m.

G. SABATIER: `Le mécénat royal en France sous l'Ancien Régime' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

JON THOMPSON: `Carpet weavers and their patterns' (Oxford Asian Textile Group lecture), Pauling Centre (58 Banbury Road), 7 p.m. (admission for visitors £2).

PROFESSOR S. DELLAPERGOLA: `Demography and the Israel/Palestine conflict: challenges and options' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 8 p.m.

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Thursday 31 October

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Budget preparation', 9.30 a.m., and `Appraisal skills', 11 a.m. (see information above).

DR W. MOBERLY: `Searching for criteria of critical discernment: the voice of Jeremiah' (Speaker's Lectures in Biblical Studies: `Who speaks for God? The Bible, discernment, and contested truth'), Schools, 11 a.m.

PROFESSOR W. SUTHERLAND: `The need for evidence-based conservation' (seminar series: `What is the future of science-based conservation?'), School of Geography and the Environment, 1 p.m.

DR E. COAST: `Of girls and men: Masai girlhood in Kenya and Tanzania' (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: `Images of the Virgin and Child', 2.15 p.m. (booking not required).

SYMPOSIUM on the United States mid-term elections (with Professor James Thurber), Rothermere American Institute, 4 p.m.

T. CHESTERS: `Adrien de Montalembert and the ghost of Soeur Alis: a ghost story from 1528' (Early Modern French Seminar), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

DR T. TANSEY: `How Wellcome made his money: the pharmaceutical industry before the Second World War' (McGovern Annual Lecture in the History of Medicine), E.P. Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green College, 6 p.m.

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Friday 1 November

DR W. MOBERLY: `How might you recognise a true prophet? The story of Micaiah ben Imlah' (Speaker's Lectures in Biblical Studies: `Who speaks for God? The Bible, discernment, and contested truth'), Schools, 11 a.m.

PROFESSOR V. SHUE: `Chinese state/Chinese religion: collaboration/competition' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminars: `The nation-state and religious identities'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

COMPUTING SERVICES course: `Teaching and the Web' (working lunch), OUCS, 12.30–1.30 p.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Coins: cross-cultural influences', 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.)

A. CROZIER: `Sensationalising Africa: some British medical impressions of sub-Saharan Africa, 1890–1939' (seminar series: `Metropolis, periphery, and nation: medicine and colonialism'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR M. COLE: `Cross-cultural and historical perspectives on the consequences of education' (Herbert Spencer Lectures: `The future of education'), Schools, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

PROFESSOR PETER HENNESSY: `What are Prime Ministers for?' (Sir Patrick Nairne Lecture), Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's, 5 p.m.

ROGER ALTON: `Is there a future for print journalism?' (Philip Geddes Memorial Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

M. SADLER: `Translating oneself' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR W. CORNISH: `Inventing' (Clarendon Law Lectures: `Intellectual property: omnipotent, distracting, or irrelevant?'), St Cross Building, 5.30 p.m. (open to the public).

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Saturday 2 November

MAGDALEN COLLEGE chapel: Mozart, Requiem (Solemn Requiem for All Souls), 6 p.m.

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Sunday 3 November

THE REVD DR ALAN MCCORMACK preaches, Jesus College, 10 a.m.

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Monday 4 November

R. PRINCE: `Birth in marginal places: conflicts over power and knowledge in western Kenya' (Fertility and Reproduction Seminars: `Childbirth practices'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 61 Banbury Road, 11 a.m.

COMPUTING SERVICES course: `Word 2000: tables, tabs, and indents', OUCS, 12.30–1.30 p.m.

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Assertiveness' (day 1), 2 p.m. (see information above).

M. HARRISON: `Quarantine, yellow fever, and anti-slavery: the Eclair and Boa Vista scandals of 1845–6' (seminar series: `Metropolis, periphery, and nation: medicine and colonialism'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 2.15 p.m.

DR ANTHONY POWERS leads a Composers' Workshop, Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 2.30 p.m. (Dr Powers will lecture in the series `The Composer Speaks', with Ensemble Isis, at 6 p.m. in the Denis Arnold Hall.)

LORD GILMOUR OF CRAIGMILLAR: `A Conservative view of constitutional reform' (seminar series: `Labour constitutional changes reconsidered'), Summer Common Room, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

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