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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 4 June

MARIO VARGAS LLOSA (Weidenfeld Visiting Professor of European Comparative Literature): `From heaven above' (lecture series: `The temptation of the impossible: Victor Hugo's Les Misérables'), Nelson Mandela Lecture Theatre, Saïd Business School, 5 p.m.

JOHN MONKS (General Secretary, TUC): `Is Europe still the workers' best friend?' (lecture), Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

DR SIMON J.D. GREEN: `Imperialists and Commonwealth men' (Chichele Lectures 2004: `In its pomp: All Souls 1914–15'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

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Saturday 5 June

ORGAN RECITAL: Mark Swinton, the chapel, Magdalen, 5.25 p.m. (admission free).

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Sunday 6 June

THE REVD JOHN BUDD preaches the Sermon for Trinity Sunday, Queen's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 7 June

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Setting objectives', 12.45 p.m., and `Assertiveness'—day 1, 2 p.m. (see information above).

J.-L. LEUTRAT: `Alain Resnais: L'Année dernière à Marienbad' (lecture series: `Les cinéastes de la "modernité" en France'), Maison Française, 5 p.m.

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Tuesday 8 June

SAÏD BUSINESS SCHOOL: start of third Oxford Finance Symposium, 9 a.m. (continues until 17 June; details from Dr Peg Katrizky, SBS).

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Presentation skills'—day 1, 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

OBSERVATION OF THE TRANSIT OF VENUS, with staff from the Museum of the History of Science and the Hanwell Community Observatory, University Parks, 10 a.m.–12 noon.

RICHARD FORD: `The things that help, the things that hurt: a memoir' (Esmond Harmsworth Lecture in American Arts and Letters), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR S. FABER: `Galaxy evolution over the latter half of cosmic history' (Halley Lecture), Sir Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

G. KREUZER: `Voices from beyond: trimming Verdi's Don Carlos in German-language theatres' (Graduate Students' Colloquia), Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 5.15 p.m.

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Wednesday 9 June

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Recruitment and selection for administrators'—day 1, and `Time management—for those who manage their own time', both 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

DANIEL TURNER: organ recital, the chapel, Queen's, 1.10 p.m. (admission free, with retiring collection).

MARIO VARGAS LLOSA (Weidenfeld Visiting Professor of European Comparative Literature): `The temptation of the impossible' (final lecture in series: `The temptation of the impossible: Victor Hugo's Les Misérables'), Nelson Mandela Lecture Theatre, Saïd Business School, 5 p.m.

H.E. JOSÉ RAMOS HORTA (Senior Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Co-operation, Timor-Leste): `Timor-Leste. The new nation. Challenges and achievements' (lecture), Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

H. EASTMAN: `Greek tragedy in contemporary political theatre', and A. WILLIS: `Trojan Women in performance: adapting Euripides' play for the modern stage, 2004' (seminar series: `Dionysus recast'), Fraenkel Room, Corpus Christi, 5 p.m.

DR J. MADDICOTT: `Medieval history' (Oxford Dictionary of National Biography seminars: `Problems and methods in biography'), Modern History Faculty Building, 5 p.m.

DR D. MATT: `The Zohar, masterpiece of Kabbalah: a new annotated translation' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 7 p.m.

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Thursday 10 June

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Managing contract research staff—day 1, managing and developing effective teams', 9 a.m., and `Recruitment and selection for administrators'—day 2, 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

DR A. COLES: `Families flourishing or floundering overseas: issues of methodology and authorship from a feminist perspective' (International Gender Studies Centre seminars: `Research methodologies: theories—realities'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

DR M. LEA: `Academic literacies: a pedagogy for course design' (Institute for the Advancement of University Learning: research seminars), History of Art Lecture Room, Level 2, Littlegate House, 4 p.m. (to attend, e-mail: harriet.dunbar-goddet@learning.ox.ac.uk).

GAVYN DAVIES: `The economics of public service broadcasting: market failure and the scale and scope of the BBC' (Lubbock Lecture in Management Studies), Saïd Business School, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

DR M. SCHEMMEL: `The English Galileo. Thomas Harriot and the force of shared knowledge in early modern mechanics' (Thomas Harriot Lecture), Champneys Room, Oriel, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR M. KEMP: `Turner's vortices: optical and physical' (lecture series: `Turner and Napoleon'), Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum, 5 p.m.

SIR TOM STOPPARD: `Drawing on the wall of Plato's cave' (Isaiah Berlin Lecture), the Hall, Wolfson, 6 p.m. (open to the public).

DR M. WALPORT: `Human genome and beyond' (Nuffield Trust Green College Lectures: `The new genomics: genetics and human health'), Witts Lecture Theatre, Radcliffe Infirmary, 6 p.m.

THE CHOIR OF QUEEN'S COLLEGE performs music by Howells and Leighton, followed by madrigals and part-songs, in the chapel and Fellows' Garden, Queen's, from 8 p.m. (admission by programme, £6/£4—to reserve a programme, e-mail: rosemary.rey@queens.ox.ac.uk).

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Friday 11 June

DR SIMON J.D. GREEN: `Philosophers and Young Turks' (Chichele Lectures 2004: `In its pomp: All Souls 1914–15'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

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Saturday 12 June

ORGAN RECITAL: Pascal Reber, the chapel, Magdalen, 5.25 p.m. (admission free).

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Sunday 13 June

THE REVD KATHARINE RUMENS preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 14 June

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Recruitment and selection for all staff' (day 1), 9.30 a.m., and `Giving and receiving feedback', 12.45 p.m. (see information above).

PROFESSOR D. DUFFIE: `Bankruptcy probabilities' (Clarendon Lectures in Finance: `Default risk'), Saïd Business School, 5 p.m.

J.-L. LEUTRAT: `Alain Resnais: Mélo, L'Amour à mort' (lecture series: `Les cinéastes de la "modernité" en France'), Maison Française, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR S. PRICKETT: `Redrawing the boundaries of experience: biblical illustration from Rembrandt to Tiepolo' (seminar series: `The Bible in art, music, and literature'), Danson Room, Trinity, 5 p.m.

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Tuesday 15 June

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Career review and planning for contract research staff', 9.30 a.m., and `Recruitment and selection for all staff' (day 2), 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

PROFESSOR J. ELMAN (Astor Lecturer): `Generalisation beyond our experience: the poverty of the stimulus problem' (public lecture), Lecture Theatre C, Department of Experimental Psychology, 4.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR D. DUFFIE: `Default risk pricing' (Clarendon Lectures in Finance: `Default risk'), Saïd Business School, 5 p.m.

M.A. STUART: `Rossini, Salvatore Viganó, and the decline of the picturesque' (Graduate Students' Colloquia), Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 5.15 p.m.

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Wednesday 16 June

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Working for the University: opportunities and benefits', 11 a.m., and `Introduction to the Bodleian Library', 2.30 p.m. (see information above).

IAIN QUINN: organ recital, the chapel, Queen's, 1.10 p.m. (admission free, with retiring collection).

PROFESSOR D. DUFFIE: `Default correlation' (Clarendon Lectures in Finance: `Default risk'), Saïd Business School, 5 p.m.

DR M. PELLING: `History of medicine' (Oxford Dictionary of National Biography seminars: `Problems and methods in biography'), Modern History Faculty Building, 5 p.m.

D. HULTON: `Foursight Theatre's production of Agamemnon', and A. BURKE: `The Oresteia and the British press' (seminar series: `Dionysus recast'), Fraenkel Room, Corpus Christi, 5 p.m.

GENEVIEVE DUGGAN: `Blossoms of the palm, seeds of history: textiles from Savu, Indonesia' (Oxford Asian Textile Group lecture), Pauling Centre (58 Banbury Road), 5.45 p.m. (admission for visitors £2).

PROFESSOR J.W. VAN HENTEN: `Contemporary martyrs and violence: victims and/or perpetrators' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 7 p.m.

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