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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 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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Tuesday 18 November

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Drawing in Florence c.1600', 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.)

PROFESSOR D. WOMERSLEY (Thomas Warton Professor of English Literature): `Shakespeare and Anthony Munday' (Inaugural Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR E. KRISTAL `The fault is not in our stars... responsibility in the political novels of Mario Vargas Llosa' (public lecture), Room 2, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

FR. P. JEFFREY: `Going against the stream: ethical aspects of ageing and care' (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.

THOMAS FRIEDMAN (New York Times): `A columnist's notebook: from Baghdad to Washington and back' (lecture), Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

A. THOMAS: `Constructing culture: ideology and the composer in post-war Poland' (Graduate Students' Colloquia), Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 5.15 p.m.

THE ALLEGRI QUARTET performs Haydn, The Lark; Bartok, Second String Quartet; Beethoven, String Quartet in F, op. 135, Holywell Music Room, 8 p.m. (tickets £10/£5 from In Oxford Shop, 12 Golden Cross Walk, The Covered Market, Oxford OX1 2EU (telephone: Oxford 248774) and on the door).

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Wednesday 19 November

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Introduction to Mesopotamia', 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: David Gibbs, the chapel, Queen's, 1.10 p.m. (admission free; retiring collection).

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

M. MASRI: `Palestinian children call the shots: historical memory, identity, and film' (Refugee Studies Centre public seminars: `Adolescents, armed conflict, and forced migration'), Thatcher Conference Centre, Somerville, 5 p.m.

ROLAND KOCH (First Minister, Federal State of Hesse): `Europe's way forward—the next steps' (Konrad Adenauer Lecture), Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

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Thursday 20 November

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Working for the University: opportunities and benefits', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

DR D. BROCKINGTON: `Community conserved areas and governance in East Africa' (International Gender Studies Centre seminars: `Fieldwork and fieldnotes revisited: the local in a globalised world'), Blackhall Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR SUSAN PEDERSEN: `Eleanor Rathbone and the democratic faith' (Eleanor Rathbone Memorial Lecture), Flora Anderson Hall, Somerville, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

DR P. FUNNELL: `Portraiture and biography' (DNB seminars: `Lives in action, word, and image'), Rainolds Room, Corpus Christi, 5 p.m.

DR C. NEAGU: `Changes in the iconographical canon: fifteenth- and sixteenth-century Italian Books of Hours in the Bodleian Library' (Oxford Bibliographical Society lecture), Taylor Institution, 5.15 p.m.

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Friday 21 November

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Leading teams'—day 2, 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

HONORARY DEGREE conferments: ceremony to mark the start of the period of office of the new Chancellor of the University, Sheldonian, 11.30 a.m. (Admission by ticket only. Audience to be in place by 11.15 a.m.) (See further details in `University Agenda' above.)

A. LEWIS: `Animal-assisted therapy and the power of touch' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminar: `The identity of animals'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

THE ALLEGRI QUARTET: Mozart, Oboe quartet in F major and String quintet in C major, with Benjamin Skipp and Harriet Mesher, Holywell Music Room, 1 p.m. (tickets £5/£3 from In Oxford Shop, 12 Golden Cross Walk, The Covered Market, Oxford OX1 2EU (telephone: Oxford 248774) and on the door).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Shakespeare's world', 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 R. HALL: `The Washington consensus versus the Asian development model' (seminar series: `Making globalisation work for developing countries'), Goodhart Seminar Room, University College, 2 p.m.

CONFERENCE: `L'Entente cordiale ou l'improbable rapprochement', Maison Française, 2–6.30 p.m. (continues tomorrow, 9.30 a.m.–12.30 p.m.).

A. RUSSELL: `Writing travelling culture: the Nepalese diaspora in north-east India' (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology seminars), ISCA, 4 p.m.

SIR PETER STOTHARD: `After Hutton: Downing Street and the media' (Philip Geddes Memorial Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. KLEIN: `Public accountability—how do we report?' (lecture series: `Contemporary UK government and policy-making: the death, rebirth, or re-invention of democratic politics?'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

L. COUSINS: `The Buddha of light and life: the origins of the cult of the Buddha Amitabha/Amitayus' (Interdisciplinary seminars in the study of religions), Council Room, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

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Saturday 22 November

BATE COLLECTION OF MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS: open day and concert for St Cecilia; various activities, including performances and hands-on music sessions to celebrate this special day in the musical calendar. (Further information: tel. Oxford (2)76139.)

OXFORD PHILOMUSICA Violin Masterclass with Maurice Hassons, Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 10 a.m. (free of charge and open to the public).

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.)

PROFESSOR PETER BURKE: `Performing cultural history' (lecture), Council Room, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

ORGAN RECITAL: Ryan Leonard, the chapel, Magdalen, 5.25 p.m. (admission free).

PASCAL DEVOYON (piano recital): works by Mozart, Schumann, and Franck, the Auditorium, St John's, 8.30 p.m. (admission by free programme, available from the porters' lodge).

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Sunday 23 November

PROFESSOR ROGER AINSWORTH preaches the Sermon on the Sin of Pride, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 24 November

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Managing employee conduct and performance', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

DR R. SIMPSON: `Buddhism, bioethics, and science in contemporary Sri Lanka: localising a brave new world' (Fertility and Reproduction seminars: `Reproduction, religion, and law'), Seminar Room, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

N. DAVIDOVITCH: `Public health and Zionist ideology: medical selection of Jewish immigrants to Palestine' (Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine seminars: `Segregation and exclusion in public health and disease control'), Wellcome Unit, 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR V. BOGDANOR: `The constitution and the party system' (seminar series: `Are Labour's constitutional changes working?'), Summer Common Room, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR L. MAHADEVAN: `Packing problems: from DNA to origami' (Alan Tayler Lecture), Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's, 5 p.m.

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