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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 November

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `The history of the University', 9.30 a.m., and `Springboard'—Programme 1, 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

DR M. PELICAN: `Cattle as social personae among the Mbororo (agro-pastoral Fulbe) in north-west Cameroon' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminar: `The identity of animals'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Animals: east and west', 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 B. MORGAN: `Global companies and local actors: the case of water politics in South Africa' (seminar series: `Making globalisation work for developing countries'), Goodhart Seminar Room, University College, 2 p.m.

T. INGOLD: `Transformations of the line: threads, traces, and surfaces' (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology seminars), ISCA, 4 p.m.

SIR MARTIN REES: `Mysteries of our complex cosmos' (Charles Simonyi Lecture), Oxford Playhouse, 5 p.m. (tickets £3.50, from the Oxford Playhouse—tel. 305305, Internet: www.oxfordplayhouse.com).

S. MILTON and R. BUXTON: `Local government—squeezed to death' (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 H. GODDARD: `The crisis of representation in Islamic studies' (Interdisciplinary seminars in the study of religions), Council Room, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR A.-M. SLAUGHTER: `The US and international law: spoiler or pioneer?' (Alec Roche Lecture in Public International Law), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 5.15 p.m. (entry by invitation only, obtainable from: maggie.davies@new.ox.ac.uk).

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Saturday 8 November

BETTS FOUNDATION ORGAN MASTERCLASS, with David Goode: `The organ works of Reger, and other nineteenth-century German organ symphonists', 10.30 a.m.--12 noon and 2--4 p.m., the chapel, Harris Manchester.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Treasures of the Ashmolean', 11 a.m. (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: Dana Marsh, the chapel, Magdalen, 5.25 p.m. (admission free).

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Sunday 9 November

SIR JOSEPH PILLING preaches the Sermon for Remembrance Sunday, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 10 November

DR J. DE JONG: `The politicisation of religion in Egypt and its impact on reproductive health: from the International Conference on Population and Development (1994) onwards' (Fertility and Reproduction seminars: `Reproduction, religion, and law'), Seminar Room, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

LUNCHTIME WORKSHOP with James Bowman and Canzona, the Auditorium, Magdalen, 12 noon (free of charge and open to students of the University—singers and instrumentalists).

L. GEARY: `Fever and quarantine in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Ireland' (Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine seminars: `Segregation and exclusion in public health and disease control'), Wellcome Unit, 2.15 p.m.

LORD GRENFELL and DR C. KERSE: `What changes in the EU constitution would be an improvement?' (seminar series: `Are Labour's constitutional changes working?'), Summer Common Room, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

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Tuesday 11 November

PROFESSOR P. HENNESSY: `The safety of the realm: retrospect and prospect' (Friends of the Bodleian thirty-minute lecture), Cecil Jackson Room, Sheldonian, 1 p.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Gods, heroes, and men in ancient Greece', 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.)

CANZONA, WITH JAMES BOWMAN: a programme of sacred vocal music and instrumental items by Buxtehude, Geist, Franck, and Bernhard: 2.30--4.30 p.m., Open Rehearsal; 7.30 p.m., Pre-concert talk by Professor Reinhard Strohm; 8 p.m., concert (tickets £15, student concessions £8, on the door). (To reserve tickets tel. Dr Skinner, Oxford (2)76119, e-mail: davd.skinner@magd.ox.ac.uk.)

DR C. DAY: `Promoting well-being in children in disadvantaged communities' (seminar series: `Child well-being against the odds'), Violet Butler Seminar Room, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, 5 p.m.

DR W. BYTHEWAY: `Living by numbers: the significance of birthdays' (public lecture series: `Fruits of winter: well-being in an ageing society'), Centre for the Study of Christianity and Culture, Regent's Park College, 5 p.m.

P. BENNETT: `The composer as collector: André Pechon, St Germain l'Auxerrois, and the court of Louis XIII' (Graduate Students' Colloquia), Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 5.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR T. CHARLES-EDWARDS: `Early Christian literature in the British Isles' (public lectures: `Early Christianity in Britain and Ireland'), Blackfriars, 8 p.m.

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Wednesday 12 November

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Introduction to Western 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.)

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

OPUS COMMUNITY WORKSHOP II—further tips and tools on how to lead a music workshop, Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 2 p.m. (open to university members only).

PROFESSOR G.S. GOODWIN-GILL: `Refugees and their human rights' (Refugee Studies Centre: Harrell-Bond Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

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Thursday 13 November

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Performance matters: voice, body language, and impact', 9.15 a.m., and `Voice coaching', afternoon (see information above).

DR L. SCIAMA: `Can you call this fieldwork? September in Italy' (International Gender Studies Centre seminars: `Fieldwork and fieldnotes revisited: the local in a globalised world'), Blackhall Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

THE RT. HON. PETER MANDELSON, MP: `Our future in Europe: what's the problem?' (Sir Patrick Nairne Lecture), Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR G. JONES and PROFESSOR J. STEWART: `British government—too many layers for local government to matter?' (lecture series: `Contemporary UK government and policy-making: the death, rebirth, or re-invention of democratic politics?'), Hovenden Room, All Souls, 5 p.m.

D. MASKELL: `Racine and the Jews: cross-cultural readings of Esther and Athalie' (Early Modern French Seminar), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

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Friday 14 November

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Springboard, Programme 2' (follow-up day) (see information above).

DR F. MOORE: ` "Playing with dinosaurs": prehistoric reptiles in the popular imagination from Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins to the BBC' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminar: `The identity of animals'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Landscape 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.)

DR D. HAYDEN: `Global companies and local actors: the case of bioprospecting in Mexico' (seminar series: `Making globalisation work for developing countries'), Goodhart Seminar Room, University College, 2 p.m.

MURRAY LAST: `From not knowing to half knowing: the experiences of health and illness in a Hausa farmstead (1970–2002)' (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology seminars), ISCA, 4 p.m.

OLIVIER DUTHEILLET DE LAMOTHE: `Evolution of European social policy since 1957' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

DR DIANE PURKISS: `Boys will be boys: the childhoods of Charles I and Oliver Cromwell' (Richardson Lecture), Pusey Lecture Room, Keble, 5.30 p.m.

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Saturday 15 November

CONFERENCE: `The cultural politics of multiculturalism'—exploring the philsophical, cultural, and political implications of multiculturalism in the United States and elsewhere, Rothermere American Institute, 9.30 a.m. (advance registration required—e- mail: cheryl.hudson@rai.ox.ac.uk).

STUDY-DAY: `Interpreting Durkheim', Maison Française, 11 a.m.–3.45 p.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Treasures of the Ashmolean', 11 a.m. (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: Colin Walsh, the chapel, Magdalen, 5.25 p.m. (admission free).

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Sunday 16 November

THE VERY REVD JOHN DRURY preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 17 November

DR S. KITZINGER: `Birth, spirit, and social values' (Fertility and Reproduction seminars: `Reproduction, religion, and law'), Seminar Room, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Assertiveness'—day 2, 2 p.m. (see information above).

D. ANDERSON and D. BRANCH: `Disease and death in the colonial prison: Kenya 1930–60' (Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine seminars: `Segregation and exclusion in public health and disease control'), Wellcome Unit, 2.15 p.m.

SIR MICHAEL WHEELER-BOOTH: `Can Welsh executive devolution last?' (seminar series: `Are Labour's constitutional changes working?'), Auditorium, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

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