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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 16 January

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Chinese seals', 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 17 January

COLIN CARR performs Bach suites for cello: no. 1 in G major, no. 3 in C major, and no. 5 in C minor, the Hall, St John's, 8.30 p.m. (admission by free programme, available from the porters' lodge, St John's).

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Sunday 18 January

HILARY FULL TERM begins.

PROFESSOR FREDERICK J. WILLIAMS: Latin Litany and Sermon, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 19 January

E. LEONG: `Recipe collection and the transmission of lay medical knowledge: how medical remedies circulated in early modern England' (seminar series: `Surgery, physic, and culture'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR ALAN RYAN: `How high, how much, and for whom? Some trans-Atlantic contrasts' (Green College Lectures: `The future of higher education'), Witts Lecture Theatre, Radcliffe Infirmary, 6 p.m.

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Tuesday 20 January

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `The Fisherman of Aphrodisias', 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 M. GORDON: `Automated reasoning and formal verification' (Strachey Lecture), Lecture Theatre, Computing Laboratory, 4.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR PAUL MULDOON (Professor of Poetry): `The end of the poem: "Homage to Clio" by W.H. Auden', Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR H. GLENNERSTER: `Can we afford our future?' (seminar series: `Current issues in social policy'), Violet Butler Seminar Room, Barnett House, 5 p.m.

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Wednesday 21 January

OXFORD E-SCIENCE CENTRE: `Will e-science change the University?' (e-science open day), Saïd Business School, 9.30 a.m.–4 p.m. (registration and details: miranda.turner@oucs.ox.ac.uk).

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `proof-reading', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

DR R. ADAMS: `Dizzy's women—the private life behind the public success' (Friends of the Bodleian thirty-minute lecture), Cecil Jackson Room, Sheldonian, 1 p.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Introduction to Japanese ceramics', 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 C. CLUNAS: `Time, space, and agency in Ming visual and material culture' (Slade Lectures: `Empire of Great Brightness: visual and material cultures of Ming China, 1368--1644'), Nelson Mandela Lecture Theatre, Saïd Business School, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR M. LAST: `Resolving the scholar's dilemma over piety or power: the Sokoto Caliphate 1804--1903' (Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies seminars: `Islamic political thought'), Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR A. GOLDMAN: `The Prophet's Wife: Milton Steinberg's unfinished masterpiece' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 8 p.m.

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Thursday 22 January

PROFESSOR B. DAVIES: `How well did the reforms succeed?' (seminar series: `Health and social care for ageing populations'), Lecture Theatre, Department of Sociology, 1 p.m.

PEGGY MORGAN: `Understanding Hindus as an educational exercise in understanding self and other' (Centre for Christianity and Culture lecture series: `Relating to the "Other": Hindu and Christian perspectives'), Regent's Park, 5 p.m.

P. WALLER: `Novelists and the reading public, 1880–1914' (Oxford Bibliographical Society lecture), Seminar Room 3, Taylor Institution, 5.15 p.m. (open to the public).

BENJAMIN WOOLLEY talks about his book The Queen's Conjuror: the Life and Magic of Dr Dee, Museum of the History of Science, 7 p.m. (admission free).

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Friday 23 January

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Career review and planning for contract research staff', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `The Founders', 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. STASAVAGE: `Globalisation and transparency in economic policy-making' (seminar series: `Making globalisation work for developing countries'), Goodhart Seminar Room, University, 2 p.m.

DR J. MADDICOTT: `Genesis: "The witan of the English people", c.900–1066' (James Ford Lectures in British History: `The origins of the English Parliament, c.900–1327'), Schools, 5 p.m. pDAVID BUTLER: `The strategy of the Conservative Party' (seminar series: `British government and politics'), Lecture Room XI, Brasenose, 5 p.m.

DR U. HERBERT: `Stalinist and Nazi rule: possibilities and limits of comparison' (lecture in series `Historical concepts between Western and Eastern Europe'), European Studies Centre, 70 Woodstock Road, 5 p.m.

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Saturday 24 January

COLIN CARR performs Bach suites for cello: no. 2 in D minor, no. 4 in E flat major, and no. 6 in D major, the Hall, St John's, 8.30 p.m. (admission by free programme, available from the porters' lodge, St John's).

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Sunday 25 January

THE REVD DR JOHN MUDDIMAN preaches the Macbride Sermon, Hertford, 10 a.m.

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Monday 26 January

R. RALLEY, Cambridge: `The "comminalte" of London physicians and surgeons, 1423–4' (seminar series: `Surgery, physic, and culture'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR SIR DAVID WATSON: `A new university world? National and international perspectives on change in higher education' (Green College Lectures: `The future of higher education'), Witts Lecture Theatre, Radcliffe Infirmary, 6 p.m.

PAT SYMONDS: `Success in competition: the application of science or just sheer luck?' (Formula 1 Motorsport Evening), Begbroke Science Park, 7 p.m. (admission free, but e-mail reservation necessary: elen.humphreys@begbroke.ox.ac.uk or rebecca.lingwood@begbroke.ox.ac.uk).

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Tuesday 27 January

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Presentation skills'—day 2, 9.30 a.m., and `Small group teaching'—humanities and social sciences, first meeting, 12.15 p.m. (see information above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `The Bull of Minos', 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 T. BURCHARDT: ` "One man's rags are another man's riches": identifying adaptive preferences using panel data' (seminar series: `Current issues in social policy'), Violet Butler Seminar Room, Barnett House, 5 p.m.

HUGH WHITEMORE (News International Visiting Professor of Broadcast Media): `Learning the lingo: how television drama evolved' (News International Broadcast Media Lectures), Exeter, 5.30 p.m.

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Wednesday 28 January

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Induction seminar for heads of department and chairmen of boards', 9.30 a.m.; `Presentation skills'—day 2, 9.30 a.m.; and `Small group teaching'—sciences and medical sciences, first meeting, 12.15 p.m. (see information above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Nineteenth-century French paintings', 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 A. WYGANT: `Medean alchemy' (Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama lecture), Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean, 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR C. CLUNAS: `Sitting and roaming: visual and material cultures of direction and movement' (Slade Lectures: `Empire of Great Brightness: visual and material cultures of Ming China, 1368--1644'), Nelson Mandela Lecture Theatre, Saïd Business School, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR T.F. KENNEDY: `Early opera as icon and method' (D'Arcy Memorial Lectures: `Early Jesuit music'—with video and audio illustrations), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR B. MILTON-EDWARDS: `The concept of Hudna (ceasefires) in Islamic political thought' (Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies seminars: `Islamic political thought'), Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR B. NEUBERGER: `Education and democracy in Israel—dilemmas and constraints' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 8 p.m.

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