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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 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).

DR MARY CREWE: `Mbeki and beyond: AIDS in South Africa' (seminar), EPA Seminar Room, Dunn School, 4 p.m.

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: `Verbal 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).

ORGAN RECITAL, the chapel, Brasenose, 1.15 p.m.

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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Wednesday 19 May

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

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

DR P. PINZAUTI: `Marx's commodity fetishism and Wittgenstein's grammatical confusion' (lecture), Wharton Room, All Souls, 4 p.m.

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

PROFESSOR A. AHMAD: `The liberal tradition, the left, and the offensives of the far right' (Radhakrishnan Memorial Lectures: `Nationalism and secularism in modern India'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR HELEN VENDLER: `The sequence again: supernatural songs' (Clarendon Lectures in English: `Yeats and Lyric Form'), Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

JOHN PETER, MICHAEL GEARIN-TOSH, and others: `Creativity and criticism in theatre' (Cameron Mackintosh Lecture), Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR ELIZABETH SINN: `Women at work: nineteenth-century brothel-keepers in Hong Kong' (Barbara Ward Commemorative Lecture), Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's 5 p.m.

DR N. VAN HEAR: `I went as far as my money would take me: conflict, forced migration, and class' (Refugee Studies Centre public seminars), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. CRAWFORD: `Nearer than the eye' (Oliver Smithies Lectures: `Sound systems: poetry, nations, and listening'), Lecture Room 23, Balliol, 5 p.m.

DR K. KEATS-ROHAN: `Prosopography' (Oxford Dictionary of National Biography seminars: `Problems and methods in biography'), Modern History Faculty Building, 5 p.m.

DR U. EHRLICH: `New research on the liturgy: how the Amidah Prayer was created' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 7 p.m.

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Thursday 20 May

THE CHOIR OF QUEEN'S COLLEGE: a service with music for Ascension Day, Back Quad, Queen's, 8 a.m.

WORKSHOP: `Sub-state entities and co-sovereignty within the EU', Seminar Room, European Studies Centre, St Antony's, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. (details at: www.sant.ox.ac.uk/areastudies/esc-workshop.shtml).

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Skills development workshop for heads of department and chairmen of boards: further techniques', 9 a.m.; `Listening skills'—day 2, 9.30 a.m.; and `Welcome to the University', 2 p.m. (see information above).

PROFESSOR A. JENKINS: `Teaching–research relations: what do we know? What are the implications for policy and practice? What are now the important research questions?' (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).

PROFESSOR C. PELLING (Regius Professor of Greek): `Greek lives' (inaugural lecture), Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR P. FORREST: `The kenotic account of the Incarnation' (Wilde Lectures in Natural and Comparative Religion: `From pure will to unbounded love'), 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' (second of two Leonard Stein Lectures), Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

A. LICHTMAN: `Who will be the next President of the United States?', Rothermere American Institute, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. SHARPE: `Books from Ireland, fifth to ninth century' (first of two O'Donnell Lectures in Celtic Studies), Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

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

SCOTT MANDELBROTE: `Vindicated by Christ and the Apostles: the Septuagint and the New Testament in early modern study' (Grinfield Lectures on the Septuagint: `Critics and controversies: early modern debates about the meaning of the Septuagint'), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR R. DARWALL-SMITH and MR M. RIORDAN: `Archives for administrators or archives for antiquarians? Early archive catalogues from four Oxford colleges' (Oxford Bibliographical Society lecture), Taylor Institution, 5.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR A. BRADLEY: `Contemporary approaches to extract function from the mouse genome' (Nuffield Trust Green College Lectures: `The new genomics: genetics and human health'), Witts Lecture Theatre, Radcliffe Infirmary, 6 p.m.

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Friday 21 May

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Springboard'—Programme 3, 9.30 a.m., and `Recruitment and selection for all staff' (day 2), 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

DR J. I. CATTO: `The Oriel manuscripts and the medieval college' (Lee Seng Tee Lecture), Senior Library, Oriel, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. SHARPE: `Books from Ireland, fifth to ninth century' (second of two O'Donnell Lectures in Celtic Studies), Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

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Saturday 22 May

DAVID OWEN NORRIS performs works by Beethoven, Brahms, Tippett, and Elgar, the O'Reilly Theatre, Keble, 2.30 p.m. (tickets £5 on the door, or in advance from: trish.long@keb.ox.ac.uk).

ORGAN RECITAL: Stephen Farr, the chapel, Magdalen, 5.25 p.m. (admission free).

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Sunday 23 May

THE REVD DR GRAHAM TOMLIN preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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