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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 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.)

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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Sunday 1 December

THE REVD OLIVER O'DONOVAN preaches the sermon for Advent Sunday, Cathedral, 10 a.m.

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Monday 2 December

PROFESSOR A. GOTTLIEB: `Birth or re-birth? Religion, labour, and post-partum practices among the Beng of Côte d'Ivoire' (Fertility and Reproduction Seminars: `Childbirth practices'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 61 Banbury Road, 11 a.m.

COMPUTING SERVICES course: `Introduction to PageMaker (v.6.5)', OUCS, 12.30–1.30 p.m.

UNIVERSITY CLUB: Annual General Meeting, 1 p.m. (agendas may be obtained from the club).

K.T. SILVA: `Malaria and ayurveda in British Ceylon' (seminar series: `Metropolis, periphery, and nation: medicine and colonialism'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR G. SAMUEL: `The high period of Tantra: ritual technologies and the state' (Wilde Lectures in Natural and Comparative Religion: `Indic religions until 1200 AD: a critical and anthropological approach'), Schools, 5 p.m.

KAH-MING NG: `Viols lamenting sweetly: the use of viols in seventeenth-century concerted music' (public lecture), Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 5.30 p.m.

CHARIVARI AGRÉABLE (musical director Kah-Ming Ng), performs `In Dir ist Freude', with music for four viols and continuo by J.S. Bach, Muffat, Nicolai, Schenk, Schütz, and Telemann, the chapel, Exeter College, 8 p.m. (tickets £10 (£8/£5 concessions) from Tickets Oxford at the Playhouse, Beaumont Street, tel. 305305, or at the door). (An open rehearsal will be held in the chapel at 3.30 p.m. For details of a lecture by Kah-Ming Ng, see above.)

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Tuesday 3 December

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

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

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

DR M. JASCHOK: `Women's mosques and female ahong: innovation or aberration' (Seminars in the study of religions), Lecture Room 2, Christ Church, 5 p.m.

DR A. BUCHANAN: `Are there some key messages? Bringing the research together' (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.

OPERA OXFORD performs Mozart's Symphony no. 40 in G minor and `Exultate Jubilate', and Beethoven's `Eroica' symphony, University Church, 8 p.m. (tickets £8/£5).

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Wednesday 4 December

M. WYNNE and R. WILLIAMS: `Virtual corpora' (seminar series: `Digital projects in Oxford'), OUCS, 12.30 p.m.

THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET performs the first quartet by Steffan Rees, and, with pianist Cecily Lock, Dvorák's Piano Quintet in A, op. 81, Holywell Music Room, 1 p.m. (tickets £5/£3 from Tickets Oxford at the Playhouse, Beaumont Street, tel. 305305, or at the door).

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

ST CATHERINE'S COLLEGE exhibition opens: `Forty years on'—photographs by Fred Jarvis (in the dining hall, until 13 December; open weekdays 2–5 p.m.).

P. VAN KRIEKEN: `Terrorism, global governance, and forced migration' (Seminars on Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

CECILY LOCK: piano recital of works by Haydn, Tchaikovsky, Janácek, and Messiaen, Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's, 6 p.m. (admission free).

EDWARD BALLS: `Why the Five Economic Tests?' (Sir Alec Cairncross Lecture), the chapel, St Peter's, 6 p.m.

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

MRS H. PINHAS-COHEN: `The neo-religious Hebrew poetry' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 8 p.m.

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Thursday 5 December

THE REVD MARTIN PALMER: `Science—one of the great belief systems of the world—but only one' (seminar series: `What is the future of science-based conservation?'), School of Geography and the Environment, 1 p.m.

DR J. BOYDEN: `Girls on the front line: conceptualisations of gender and generation in the aftermath of war' (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: `Early Italian painting', 2.15 p.m. (booking not required).

P. ASHWORTH: `Idiographic plagiarism' (Institute for the Advancement of University Learning: research seminars), Seminar Room, IAUL, 4 p.m.

TARIQ ALI: `Fundamentalism, human rights, and the media' (Centre for Socio-Legal Studies: International Human Rights Seminars), Danson Room, Trinity, 5 p.m.

JEAN ECHENOZ (writer, Prix Goncourt 1999): open forum, Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

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Friday 6 December

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

DANNY DRIVER plays piano works by Bach, Debussy, Mozart, and Ravel, Maison Française, 8 p.m.

SCHOLA CANTORUM of Oxford performs Handel's Dixit Dominus, Bach's Jesu Meine Freude, and sacred cantatas and motets, University Church, 8 p.m.

DANNY DRIVER: piano recital of works by Bach, Mozart, Debussy, and Ravel, Maison Française, 8 p.m. (admission free).

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Saturday 7 December

MICHAELMAS FULL TERM ends.

ORGAN RECITAL: Christoph Tietze, the chapel, Magdalen, 5.25 p.m. (admission free).

OXFORD BROOKES CHORAL AND ORCHESTRAL SOCIETY: concert of works by Stravinsky, Beethoven, Howells, Copland, and others, University Church, 7 p.m. (admissions £4, concessions £3, at the door).

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Monday 9 December

SPECIAL LECTURE LIST, Hilary Term: copy to be received by today (e-mail: gazette@admin.ox.ac.uk).

COMPUTING SERVICES course: `From design to production', OUCS, 12.30–1.30 p.m.

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Tuesday 10 December

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Career review and planning for contract research staff', 9.30 a.m., and `Information overload: rapid reading', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

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