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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 7 May

STUDY-DAY: `Nature et contre-nature au seuil de la modmodernite', Maison Française, 11 a.m.–4.30 p.m.

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Briefing for research supervisors, group leaders, and administrators', 12.30 p.m. (see information above).

PROFESSOR SIR ADAM ROBERTS: `The "War on Terror" in historical perspective' (A.B. Emden Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR A. AHMAD: `Antinomies of nationalism—an overiew' (Radhakrishnan Memorial Lectures: `Nationalism and secularism in modern India'), Schools, 5 p.m.

N. JONES lectures in the Reuters Foundation Programme lecture series: `Media and Politics', Nuffield, 5 p.m.

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Saturday 8 May

ORGAN RECITAL: Daniel Collins, the chapel, Magdalen, 5.25 p.m. (admission free).

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Sunday 9 May

THE REVD DR SIMON JONES preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 10 May

THE HON. GARETH EVANS (formerly Foreign Minister of Australia): `Peace and change in the Middle East' (lecture), Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, 11 a.m.

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Induction seminar for new contract researchers', 12.30 p.m.; `Heads of department and chairmen of boards: "Directions" seminar', 1 p.m.; and `Inducting staff', 12.45 p.m. (see information above).

SIDNEY BLUMENTHAL and MATTHEW TAYLOR: `Politics, policy, and the press' (Transatlantic Dialogues in Public Policy), Rothermere American Institute, 4.30 p.m.

THE HON. GARETH EVANS (formerly Foreign Minister of Australia): `When is it right to fight? Rethinking the jurisprudence of military force' (Cyril Foster Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

J.-L. LEUTRAT: `Chris Marker' (lecture series: `Les cinéastes de la "modernité" en France'), Maison Française, 5 p.m.

DR G. ZUCKERMANN: `Lexical genetics in the third millennium: how one word can have two parents' (OED Forum), Rewley House, 5 p.m.

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Tuesday 11 May

THE REVD PROFESSOR G. PATTISON (Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity): `Thinking about God in an age of technology' (Inaugural Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR D. WIGGINS: `Objectivity in ethics: two difficulties, two responses' (H.L.A. Hart Memorial Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

MS VAIRA VIKE-FREIBERGA (President of Latvia) lectures in the Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

DR K. SCOTT: `The unique pictorial "Afterpiece" to The Abbey of the Holy Ghost in BL Stowe 39' (Lyell Lectures in Bibliography: `Suppleatur per ymaginacionem: exceptional images in later medieval English manuscripts'), Schools, 5 p.m.

C. DOGGETT AND S. BURNETT:: `Sharing knowledge globally—Australian social work's Cochrane connection' (seminar series: `Evidence-based practice'), Violet Butler Seminar Room, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. SENNETT: `Talent' (lecture series: `The new culture of capitalism'), Rothermere American Institute, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR I. PAPERNO: `Why did we all love Stalin? Memoirs and diaries of the Soviet experience' (Astor Lecture), Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

J. ROUBAUD (writer) presents his work (Littérature Française Actuelle à Oxford series), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

M. BENT: `What is isorhythm?' (Graduate Students' Colloquia), Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 5.15 p.m.

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Wednesday 12 May

ANDREW REID: 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): `Touchy monsters' (lecture series: `The tempation of the impossible: Victor Hugo's Les Misérables'), Nelson Mandela Lecture Theatre, Saïd Business School, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR R.J. EVANS: `Coercion and consent in Nazi Germany' (lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR HELEN VENDLER: `Forms in "Nineteen Hundred Nineteen" ' (Clarendon Lectures in English: `Yeats and Lyric Form'), Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR P. FORREST: `Developmental theism and another look at the problem of evil' (Wilde Lectures in Natural and Comparative Religion: `From pure will to unbounded love'), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR D. TURTON: `The meaning of place in a world of movement: lessons from long-term field research in southern Ethiopia' (Elizabeth Colson Lecture), Rhodes House, 5 p.m.

MR TAE SHIK LEE (Korean Ambassador): `The North Korean nuclear development and the inter-Korean relationship' (lecture), Charles Wellbeloved Room, Harris Manchester College, 5 p.m.

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

S. AVAYOU: `The Dönme literature in Ladino prose and poetry, form and language' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 7 p.m.

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Thursday 13 May

C. CANTONE: `Women peep out: gender, visibility and space in Senegalese mosques' (International Gender Studies Centre seminars: `Research methodologies: theories—realities'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

A. ZIMDARS: `Pilot study: the demographic profile of UK graduate students admitted to the University of Oxford' (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).

YOSSI KLEIN HALEVI: `Can religion heal the wounds of the Middle East?' (Isaiah Berlin Public Lectures in Middle East Dialogue), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR ANDREW LAIRD: `Recognising Virgil' (Don Fowler Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR PETER SLUGLETT: `Whose sacred trust? Some reflections on the implementation and legacy of the British and French Mandates in the Middle East' (first of two Leonard Stein Lectures), Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m. (second lecture on 20 May).

DR K. SCOTT: `The genealogical genre: BL Royal I.B.x' (Lyell Lectures in Bibliography: `Suppleatur per ymaginacionem: exceptional images in later medieval English manuscripts'), Schools, 5 p.m.

M. DELON: `Est-ce que l'on peut inventer un nouveau plaisir?' (Besterman Lecture), Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

M. LEISERACH: `The artist and the Emperor: Turner puts Napoleon into his new perspectives—Part I' (lecture series: `Turner and Napoleon'), Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum, 5 p.m.

SCOTT MANDELBROTE: `Scripture and the mathematicians: chronology and proof of the authority of the Septuagint' (Grinfield Lectures on the Septuagint: `Critics and controversies: early modern debates about the meaning of the Septuagint'), Schools, 5 p.m.

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Friday 14 May

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Induction seminar for new contract researchers', 12.30 p.m. (see information above).

PROFESSOR A. AHMAD: `Secularism, anti-secularism, and the question of religion in Indian politics' (Radhakrishnan Memorial Lectures: `Nationalism and secularism in modern India'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR HELEN VENDLER: `Yeats at sonnets' (Clarendon Lectures in English: `Yeats and Lyric Form'), Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR H. HUBEL and PROFESSOR A. MENON: `Is enlargement good for Europe?' (debate), Seminar Room, European Studies Centre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

A. MCELVOY lectures in the Reuters Foundation Programme lecture series `Media and Politics', Nuffield, 5 p.m.

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Saturday 15 May

LORD RODGER OF EARLSFERRY: `A time to every thing under the law: some reflections on retrospectivity' (Blackstone Lecture), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 11.30 a.m.

ORGAN RECITAL: Philip Scriven, the chapel, Magdalen, 5.25 p.m. (admission free).

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Sunday 16 May

THE VEN. SHEILA WATSON preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

CARLOS ARDILA (piano): programme of traditional South American music, with students from Balliol College, the hall, Balliol, 9 p.m.

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Monday 17 May

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Managing employee absence', 9.30 a.m., and `Performance management', 12.45 p.m. (see information above).

PROFESSOR J. CARWARDINE (Rhodes Professor of American History): `Abraham Lincoln, God, and the American Civil War' (inaugural lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR P. FORREST: `De Trinitate' (Wilde Lectures in Natural and Comparative Religion: `From pure will to unbounded love'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR HELEN VENDLER: `Yeats's nationalistic measure: "Easter 1916" and other poems' (Clarendon Lectures in English: `Yeats and Lyric Form'), Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR HANS MOMMSEN: `The dissolution of the Third Reich 1943 to 1945' (lecture), European Studies Centre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. CRAWFORD: `The poetry of England' (Oliver Smithies Lectures: `Sound systems: poetry, nations, and listening'), Lecture Room 23, Balliol, 5 p.m.

DR J. ROBERTS: `Wordsworth: the apocalypse of language' (seminar series: `The Bible in art, music, and literature'), Danson Room, Trinity, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR D. CAMERON: `Vergal hygiene: another look at "political correctness" ' (OED Forum), Rewley House, 5 p.m.

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Tuesday 18 May

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Job search and interview skills for contract research staff', 9.30 a.m., and `Assertiveness'—day 2, 2 p.m. (see information above).

M. PURCELL: `The library at Tyntesfield' (Friends of the Bodleian thirty-minute lecture), Cecil Jackson Room, Sheldonian, 1 p.m. (admission free).

DR K. SCOTT: `A Gothish episode in the Renaissance: BL Additional 21974' (Lyell Lectures in Bibliography: `Suppleatur per ymaginacionem: exceptional images in later medieval English manuscripts'), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR P. GLASZOU: `Evidence-based practice—seven steps from research to practice' (seminar series: `Evidence-based practice'), Violet Butler Seminar Room, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. SENNETT: `Consumer' (lecture series: `The new culture of capitalism'), Rothermere American Institute, 5 p.m.

B. HARVEY, F. HEAL, AND B. HARRISON: `Thoughts on the new dictionary content: medieval, early modern, and modern' (Pre-publication seminars: `The Dictionary of National Biography past, present, and future'), Rainolds Room, Corpus Christi, 5 p.m.

N. O'REGAN: `Palestrina and papal politics: the secular motet Laetus hyperboream' (Graduate Students' Colloquia), Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 5.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR G. VATTIMO: `A farewell to truth: veritas from modernity to postmodernity' (Henry Rowlatt Bickley Memorial Lecture), Maplethorpe Building, St Hugh's, 5.30 p.m.

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