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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 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'), Lecture Theatre A, Zoology/Experimental Psychology Building, 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

CLAIRE BOOTH (soprano) and RYAN WIGGLESWORTH (piano) perform songs by Debussy and Berg, University Church, 12.30 p.m. (tickets £5/£2 at the door).

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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Tuesday 5 November

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Dealing with harassment' (day 2), 10 a.m., and `Writing at work' (week 4), 3.30 p.m. (see information above).

COMPUTING SERVICES course: `Office without Microsoft', OUCS, 12.30–1.30 p.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Chinese bronzes', 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 NIKE WAGNER (Weidenfeld Visiting Professor in European Comparative Literature): `Artist and countess—the "ideal" couple' (lecture series: `Love and death: Vienna, Wagner, and fin de siècle culture'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR B. WORDEN: `Theatre and politics: the Globe, Shakespeare, and the Earl of Essex's Rising of 1601' (Emden Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR M. DOUGLAS: `Microcosm as theological thinking' (Seminars in the study of religions), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR D.M. ANDERSON: `Struggles in the city: Mau Mau in Nairobi, 1952–6' (Evans-Pritchard Lectures: `Histories of the hanged: testimony from the Mau Mau Rebellion, 1952–60'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

C. ROBERTS and DR A. WARMAN: `Adoption and "looked after" children—lessons from abroad' (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 6 November

MAISON FRANÇAISE exhibition opens: paintings and bookd by Bertrand Bracaval: `Between words and lights' (open Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–5.15 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.–1 p.m.).

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

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

PROFESSOR W. DUTTON: `Realising the Oxford Internet Institute's vision' (seminar series: `Digital projects in Oxford'), OUCS, 12.30 p.m.

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

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM introductory gallery talk: `Rome', 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. GUELKE: `The politics of imitation in deeply divided societies: the Irish, Middle East, and South African peace processes' (Seminars on Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

DR D.M. ANDERSON: `General China's war: freedom fighters in the forest' (Evans- Pritchard Lectures: `Histories of the hanged: testimony from the Mau Mau Rebellion, 1952–60'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR GERALD O'COLLINS, SJ: `Does the empty tomb matter?' (D'Arcy Memorial Lectures: `The Resurrection of Jesus'), Schools, 5 p.m.

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

PROFESSOR A. GAL: `World regional Zionism: geocultural dimensions' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 8 p.m.

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Thursday 7 November

DR W. MOBERLY: `How does religious dogma open eyes, and how does it shut them?' (Speaker's Lectures in Biblical Studies: `Who speaks for God? The Bible, discernment, and contested truth'), Schools, 11 a.m.

DR S. TRUDGHILL: `A rational case for the emotions in a conservation ethic' (seminar series: `What is the future of science-based conservation?'), School of Geography and the Environment, 1 p.m.

M. OUATTARA: `Early, forced marriage and the human rights of the girl child in Burkina Faso' (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: `Literary themes', 2.15 p.m. (booking not required).

M. PRICE, C. RUST, and B. O'DONOVAN: `Enhancing student understanding of assessment standards and criteria: results of a three-year study' (Institute for the Advancement of University Learning: research seminars), Rookery Room, Pembroke College, 4 p.m.

DR TAJUDEEN ABD AL RAHEEM: `The African Union and human rights challenges' (Centre for Socio-Legal Studies: International Human Rights Seminars), Old Library, University Church, 5 p.m. (entrance via Radcliffe Square).

M. CARTER: `The many lives of Anthony Blunt' (DNB Seminars on Biography'), Rainolds Room, Corpus Christi, 5 p.m.

HUGH BRODY, The Washing of Tears (film on former whale hunters of the west coast of British Columbia, Canada), screening and discussion led by the film- maker, the Auditorium, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

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

PROFESSOR E. GRUEN: `Tacitus and the Jews' (Ronald Syme Lecture), the Hall, Wolfson, 6 p.m.

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Friday 8 November

DAVID BRIGGS (Organist Emeritus, Gloucester Cathedral): masterclass, the chapel, Pembroke, 10 a.m.–12 noon and 2–4 p.m. (free of charge and open to the public).

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

DR P. CAREY: `The religious dimension in nationalism in Indonesia and East Timor' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminars: `The nation-state and religious identities'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

CONGREGATION meeting, 11.15 a.m. (conferment of honorary degrees).

COMPUTING SERVICES course: `Putting materials online' (working lunch), OUCS, 12.30–1.30 p.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Wintry weather', 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 colloquium: `Transmission and understanding of the sciences in the early modern period', 3.30–6.45 p.m. (continues tomorrow).

PROFESSOR I. CHRISTIE: `Patriotism and business: the issue of a national cinema in Britain, 1915–25' (James Ford Special Lecture in British History), Schools, 5 p.m. (preceded by a showing of the 1918 film The life story of David Lloyd George at 2 p.m.).

PROFESSOR C. HOYLES: `Cognitive and epistemological research aspects of mathematical learning' (Herbert Spencer Lectures: `The future of education'), Lecture Theatre A, Zoology/Experimental Psychology Building, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

PROFESSOR W. CORNISH: `Branding' (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 9 November

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `The early Stuart period', 12 noon (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., or e-mail: education.service@ashmus.ox.ac.uk.)

ORGAN RECITAL: David Woodcock, the chapel, Magdalen, 5.25 p.m. (admission free).

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