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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 5 December

DR R. STERCKX: `Why dragons change: animal identities in Ancient China' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminar: `The identity of animals'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `East meets West: trading places', 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. EVENETT: `The impact of an expanding trade agenda on regulation in developing countries' (seminar series: `Making globalisation work for developing countries'), Goodhart Seminar Room, University College, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR M. BEVIR: `Ideology and technique: the case of New Labour' (Centre for Political Ideologies: guest lecture), Seminar Room B, Department of Politics and International Relations, 2.15 p.m.

THE RT. HON. JOHN REDWOOD, MP: `New politics for a new constitutional settlement? How can modern government serve the public?' (lecture series: `Contemporary UK government and policy-making: the death, rebirth, or re-invention of democratic politics?'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

DR J.S. HIRST: `Networks of contexts: some reflections on teaching across South Asian religious traditions' (Interdisciplinary seminars in the study of religions), Council Room, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

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Saturday 6 December

MICHAELMAS FULL TERM ends.

CONFERENCE: `Enabling difference', Rewley House, 9.30 a.m.–4 p.m. (see further details in `Lectures' above).

DR N. GOOPTU: `Religious identities and Indian statehood' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminars: `The nation-state and religious identities'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

ORGAN RECITAL: Barry Rose, the chapel, Magdalen, 5.25 p.m. (admission free).

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Monday 8 December

BODLEIAN LIBRARY: Duke Humfrey's Library closed from today (reopens 5 January).

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

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Tuesday 9 December

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

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `The Athenian Acropolis', 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.)

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Wednesday 10 December

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `The Impressionists', 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.)

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Thursday 11 December

PROFESSOR M. BLISS: `The American Horsley? Harvey Cushing and the birth of neurosurgery' (McGovern Annual Lecture in the History of Medicine), E.P. Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green College, 6 p.m.

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Friday 12 December

CONFERENCE: `Capital cities at war: Paris, London, Berlin, 1914–19', Maison Française (continues tomorrow). (Further information from: pierre.purseigle@history.ox.ac.uk.)

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Springboard'—Programme 1, and `Job search and interview skills for contract research staff', both 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

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.)

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Saturday 13 December

REX WINSBURY: `Chariots and technology: equipment, techniques, and manoeuvres of the Byzantine hippodrome' (Society for the History of Medieval Technology and Science lecture), Museum of the History of Science, 2.30 p.m.

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Tuesday 16 December

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Paintings of everyday life', 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.)

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Wednesday 17 December

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Introduction to Chinese painting', 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.)

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Friday 19 December

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Greek sculpture: the classical period', 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.)

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Tuesday 23 December

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Let's celebrate', 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.)

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Tuesday 30 December

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `The wonders of weaving', 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.)

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Wednesday 31 December

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Introduction to Indian religious images', 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.)

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Tuesday 6 January

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `The Brocklebank Collection: late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century bronze statuettes', 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.)

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Wednesday 7 January

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talks: `Introduction to Rome', 1.15 p.m.; and `Graceful and true: drawings in Florence around 1600', also 1.15 p.m. (series `Curator and the Collection': Dr Julian Brooks). (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., or e-mail: education.service@ashmus.ox.ac.uk. Booking essential for Dr Brooks' talk.)

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Thursday 8 January

PROFESSOR JAMES ALLAN: `Sprouting stags and growling griffins: wonders of Islamic Spain' (Ashmolean New Year Lecture), Lecture Theatre, Taylorian Institution, 11 a.m. (admission free; no booking required).

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Friday 9 January

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Induction seminar for new contract researchers', 12.30 p.m., and `Springboard'—Programme 2, 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `East meets West: acanthus and leaf decoration', 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.)

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Monday 12 January

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Induction seminar for new contract researchers', 3.30 p.m. (see information above).

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Tuesday 13 January

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Journey through India', 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.)

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Dealing with the media: an introductory seminar—sciences', 9.30 a.m., and `Tutorial teaching', 2 p.m. (see information above).

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Wednesday 14 January

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

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Introduction to Egypt', 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.)

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