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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 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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Saturday 20 December

UNIVERSITY COUNSELLING SERVICE closed (reopens 5 January).

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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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Wednesday 24 December

BODLEIAN LIBRARY closed (reopens 5 January).

SACKLER LIBRARY closed (reopens 5 January).

TAYLOR INSTITUTION LIBRARY closed (reopens 5 January).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM closed (reopens 28 December).

UNIVERSITY MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY and THE PITT RIVERS MUSEUM closed (reopen 29 December).

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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.)

UNIVERSITY MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY and THE PITT RIVERS MUSEUM closed (reopen 2 January).

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Thursday 1 January

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM closed (today only).

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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.)

DR K.R. JAMISON: `Suicide in mental illness: a personal and clinical perspective' (Monica Fooks Memorial Lecture), Lecture Theatre, Medical Sciences Teaching Centre, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

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Thursday 15 January

THE VEN. JOHN MORRISON celebrates Holy Communion (Latin), St Mary's, 8 a.m.

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Dealing with the media: an introductory seminar—humanities and social sciences', 9.30 a.m., and `Introduction to the Bodleian Library', 10 a.m. (see information above).

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