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MASTER OF ST BENET'S HALL

The Council of Ampleforth Abbey, with the approval of the Council of the University, has appointed THE REVD G.F.L. CHAMBERLAIN, MA, University College, as Master of St Benet's Hall with effect from 1 September 2004.

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BATE COLLECTION OF MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

Events

Sat. 8 Feb., 10.30 a.m. Introduction to the Viol. A one-day course for beginners, led by Catherine Miserandino-Gaherty. Contact the Bate Collection to book.

Tue. 4 Mar., 1.–1.45 p.m. From Bressan to Klemisch: a celebration of Bate recorders. Open to the public and free of charge.

Sat. and Sun. 8–9 Mar., 10.30 a.m.–5.30 p.m. Bow-rehairing weekend workshop, led by Andrew Bellis. All welcome. Numbers are limited, so booking is essential.

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FACULTY OF MUSIC

The following events will be given as shown. For events at the Bate Collection of Musical Instruments this term, see above.

Sat. 8 Feb., Holywell Music Room, 8 p.m. OPERA SEICENTO: Giovanni Legrenzi Festival I—`Revival of the seventeenth-century oratorio Il Sedecia'. Tickets from the Oxford Playhouse, tel. 305305, or at the door.

Mon. 10 Feb., Holywell Music Room, 8 p.m. THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET performs Mozart K.387, Tippett's Quartet no. 2, and Beethoven's Quartet in F minor, op. 95. Tickets from the Oxford Playhouse, tel. 305305, or at the door.

Wed. 12 Feb., Holywell Music Room, 8 p.m. THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET performs Sirman's Quartet in B flat, no. 4, Saxton's Fantazia, Haydn's Quartet in D minor, op. 76, no. 2 (`The Fifths'), and Beethoven's Quartet in E flat, op. 74. Tickets from the Oxford Playhouse, tel. 305305, or at the door.

Fri. 14 Feb., Holywell Music Room, 1 p.m. THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET and THE REALM QUARTET perform Haydn, op. 20, no. 2, and Mendelssohn's Octet, op. 20. Tickets from the Oxford Playhouse, tel. 305305, or at the door.

Tue. 18 Feb., Sheldonian, 8 p.m. OXFORD PHILOMUSICA performs Brandenburg Concertos nos. 2–5. Tickets from the Oxford Playhouse, tel. 305305, or book online at www.oxfordphil.com.

Mon. 24 Feb., Holywell Music Room, 8 p.m. ENSEMBLE ISIS: `Rediscovering the Verein'—lecture/concert, programme to include Mahler's Symphony no. 4 (arr. Erwin Stein), and new works by Robert Saxton, Ryan Wigglesworth, and Alicia Grant. Open to the public, with a retiring collection. (Tel. for further information: (2)76125.)

Fri. 28 Feb., the chapel, Merton, 8 p.m. MEMBERS OF OPERA SEICENTO: Giovanni Legrenzi Festival II—`Sacred and secular chamber music by Giovanni Legrenzi'. Tickets from the Bate Collection, (2)76139, or at the door.

Wed. 12 Mar., the chapel, New College, 8.30 p.m. THE BAND OF INSTRUMENTS (with soloist Caroline Balding): concertos by Vivaldi, Guido, and Telemann. Tickets from the Oxford Playhouse, tel. 305305, or at the door; further information from www.newchamberopera.com.

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UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD BOTANIC GARDEN AND HARCOURT ARBORETUM

Established over two sites, the University of Oxford Botanic Garden and Harcourt Arboretum are world renowned for their collections and in the advancement of learning.

The Botanic Garden, situated at the east end of the High Street opposite Magdalen College, was founded in 1621 and is the oldest botanic garden in Britain. It contains the most compact yet diverse collection of plants in the world in just 4.5 acres. Areas of interest are the Grade 1 original walled garden, the 1648 border, tropical glasshouses, rock and bog garden and a tranquil glass conservatory (which can be hired for functions). During the summer months there is also the opportunity to buy plants and seeds.

The Garden is open daily (except Christmas Day and Good Friday) at the following times:

April–September: 9 a.m.–5 p.m. (glasshouses 10 a.m.–4.30 p.m.); last admission 4.15 p.m.

October–March: 9 a.m.–4.30 p.m. (glasshouses 10 a.m.–4 p.m.); last admission 4.15 p.m.

Admission charges between October and March are by donation, and between April and September £2.50 per person (no charge for children under twelve). Season tickets cost £5, which allows unlimited access to the Garden during the charging period. Friends of the Botanic Garden and Harcourt Arboretum and holders of the University of Oxford identity card will not be charged admission.

The eighty-acre Harcourt Arboretum, six miles from Oxford in Nuneham Courtney, contains one of the finest collections of mature trees in the county and has often been described as `Oxfordshire's best kept secret'. It also houses a twelve-acre bluebell wood, thirty-five acres of beautiful wild flower meadow, an Acer glade, Pinetum, Azalea collection and Camellia and Magnolia glades.

The Arboretum is open on the following days and closed over the Christmas/New Year holiday and from Good Friday to Easter Monday inclusive:

May–October: 10 a.m.–5 p.m. daily; last admission 4.45 p.m.

November–April: 10 a.m.–4.30 p.m. weekdays only; last admission 4.15 p.m.

For further information see the Web site at http://www.botanic-garden.ox.ac.uk, e-mail to postmaster@botanic-garden.ox.ac.uk, or telephone the Garden office on Oxford (2)86690.

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