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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 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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Tuesday 3 June

SAÏD BUSINESS SCHOOL: Oxford Financial Research Summer Symposium opens, 9 a.m. (continues until 12 June; details at: www.finance.ox.ac.uk).

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Managing contract research staff' (day 1), 9 a.m. (see information above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `The Greeks and their gods', 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 C. BREWARD: `Ambiguous role models: fashion, modernity, and the late Victorian actress' (DNB seminars on biography: `Icons and celebrity'), Rainolds Room, Corpus Christi, 5 p.m.

S. JAMES: `Basil Champneys: the Indian Institute and other buildings in Oxford 1870–1911' (lecture series: `Oxford buildings: architects and architecture in context'), New Seminar Room, St John's, 5 p.m.

MATT RIDLEY: `Nature via nurture' (lecture), Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's, 5 p.m.

LIONEL KOCHAN: `Louis XIV, his horses, and the Jews of Alsace' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

D. CODE: `Parting the veils of Debussy's Voiles' (Graduate Colloquia), Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music, 5.15 p.m.

E. BEN-EZER: `Esther Raab: life and poetry' (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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Wednesday 4 June

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Writing research papers, abstracts, and posters', 9.15 a.m., and `Introductory statistical modelling for research—generalised linear models: basics', 3 p.m. (see information above).

C. HURST:`Homo ludens: games and pastimes in the Bodleian Library' (Friends of the Bodleian thirty-minute lecture), Cecil Jackson Room, Sheldonian, 1 p.m.

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

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `An introduction to Japan', 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. STROHM: `The Greeks in Baroque opera' (Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama lecture), Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean, 2.15 p.m. (further details: (2)88210, apgrd@classics.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR ALAIN VIALA (Professor of French Literature): `Réponse à Rousseau, ou: De La Modernité des Lettres' (inaugural lecture, to be delivered in French), Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

MICHAEL PHILLIPS: ` "The several Works now published and on Sale at Mr. Blake's": the Prospectus of 10 October 1793, meeting of the Society of Loyal Britons, Mount Row, Lambeth, America a Prophecy, and the politics of colour' (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.

R. BRETT: `Why do adolescents volunteer to fight?' (Refugee Studies Centre Public Seminars: `Adolescents, armed conflict, and forced migration'), Thatcher Conference Centre, Somerville, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR D. DINER (Bertelsman Europaeum Visiting Professor in Jewish Politics and History in the Twentieth Century): `State, society, and memory: Jewish experience and historiographical change in Europe after 1989' (lecture series: `Jewish history and general history of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries—narrations and interpretations'), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, 5 p.m.

THE BAND OF INSTRUMENTS: New for Old—music for violin from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, 8.30 p.m., New College Chapel (tickets £8 (£5 concessions) from Tickets Oxford, 305305, and at the door).

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Thursday 5 June

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `The history of the University' (for non-academic staff), 11 a.m. (see information above).

DR B. KNIGHTON: `Saving space: women's time in Karamojong traditional religion, north-east Uganda' (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: general tour, 2.15 p.m. (booking not required).

DR H. HAGGER: `Professional knowledge and the beginning teacher' (Institute for the Advancement of University Learning: Research Seminars), 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):`Woolf: urban pastoral' (lecture series: `The European city and the language of the novel'), Main Lecture Hall, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR PAUL CRUTZEN: `The Antarctic "Ozone Hole": a human-caused chemical instability of the stratosphere. What should we learn from this?' (Halley Lecture), Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR D. DINER (Bertelsman Europaeum Visiting Professor in Jewish Politics and History in the Twentieth Century): `History, variety, and legitimacy: concerning Israeli historical consciousness' (lecture series: `Jewish history and general history of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries—narrations and interpretations'), Rothermere American Institute, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR X. FREIXAS: `European banking integration: where do we stand?' (Deutsche Bank Lecture), Saïd Business School, 5.30 p.m. (open to the public).

PROFESSOR RONALD MORGAN: `The palm court, vamps, and tangos: dancing to Samuel Barber's Souvenirs' (lecture-recital), Wolfson, 6 p.m. (entrance free; retiring collection for the African Medical Research Foundation).

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Friday 6 June

PROFESSOR D. DINER (Bertelsman Europaeum Visiting Professor in Jewish Politics and History in the Twentieth Century): `The crisis of modernity and the Jews' (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: `Cracking codes in Western 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.)

DR S. GREEN: `The impact of Anson' (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).

R. MORGAN: `The Palm Court, vamps, and tangos: dancing to Barber's Souvenirs' (Wolfson Creative Arts Fellowship Series), the Hall, Wolfson, 6 p.m.

OXFORD PHILOMUSICA—Brahms Series: Concerto for Violin and Cello in A minor and Symphony No. 2, 8 p.m., Sheldonian (with Thomas Bowes, violin, Raphael Wallfisch, cello) (box office: 305305).

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Saturday 7 June

JEFFREY DARKEN: gallery talk, in series of Horological Masterworks Events, Museum of the History of Science, 2 p.m. (admission free; booking not required).

ORGAN RECITAL: Martin Souter, the chapel, Magdalen, 5.25 p.m. (admission free).

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Sunday 8 June

DR RONALD TRUMAN preaches the Sermon for Whit Sunday, Cathedral, 10 a.m.

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Monday 9 June

DR R. SERJEANTSON: `Medicine in the New Atlantis' (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):`Joyce: metropolitan shuttle' (lecture series: `The European city and the language of the novel'), Main Lecture Hall, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR F. ALLEN: `Banking crises' (Clarendon Lectures in Finance: `Understanding financial crises'), Saïd Business School, 5 p.m.

JACQUES DUBOIS: `Les cent ans de Simenon. Portrait de l'artiste en jeune singe, bon bougre et vieux sage' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

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