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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 21 May

OXFORD VISION 20/20: `Global economic and demographic prospects'—a day-long dialogue, with representatives from the University, WHO, IMF, Harvard Medical School, Just Pensions, Goldman Sachs, and others, from 9 a.m. (Advance registration is required: contact: miriam.seifter@green.ox.ac.uk.)

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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Monday 24 May

STUDY-DAY: `Civil society, violence, and reconciliation: political science, history, and anthropology', Maison Française, 9 a.m.–5.15 p.m.

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Teams and their development', 12.45 p.m. (see information above).

THE RT. HON. CHRISTOPHER PATTEN, CH (Chancellor of the University): `Islam and the West—at the crossroads' (lecture), Sheldonian, 5 p.m.

S. LIANDRAT-GUIGUES: `Jacques Rivette' (lecture series: `Les cinéastes de la "modernité" en France'), Maison Française, 5 p.m.

HAYA ESTER GODLEVSKY: `Spiritual interconnections between body and soul' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 7 p.m.

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Tuesday 25 May

RIPON COLLEGE, CUDDESDON: `The past, present, and future of theological education' (conference, marking the college's 150th anniversary), 9.30 a.m.–6 p.m. (details of this and other anniversary events from Mrs Sophie Farrant: sfarrant@ripon-cuddesdon.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR R. WRANGHAM: `The behavioural ecology of human evolution: why cooking is critical' (Astor Lecture), Lecture Theatre A, Department of Zoology, 3 p.m.

SIR NIGEL WICKS: `Muddle, muddle, toil, and trouble: some challenges for our democratic process' (Hands Lecture), chapel, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

S. GOMPERTZ: `France and Iraq: the past and the future', Middle East Centre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR C. PERCY: `Consumers of correctness: women, men, and language in eighteenth-century classified advertisements' (OED Forum), Rewley House, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. COOKSON: `From predator to paragon: creating the myth of the Scottish soldier in the early nineteenth century' (Modern European History Research Centre lecture), Margaret Thatcher Centre, Somerville, 5 p.m.

G. RALSTON: `A diseased hearing?: morality, physiology, and "Herr Wagner's nostrums" ' (Graduate Students' Colloquia), Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 5.15 p.m.

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Wednesday 26 May

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

PROFESSOR E. CSAPO: `Cooking with Menander: slices from the ancient home entertainment industry' (Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama lecture), the Auditorium, Magdalen, 2.15 p.m. (for further information: apgrd@classics.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR J.W. PUTNEY, JR.: `Calcium signalling (the other reason your mother made you drink milk)' (Newton–Abraham Lecture), Medical Sciences Teaching Centre, 4 p.m.

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

DR F. MACINTOSH: `Dance, decadence, and modernity' (seminar series: `Dionysus recast'), Fraenkel Room, Corpus Christi, 5 p.m.

DR E. HEDMAN: ` The making and unmaking of "IDPs": Indonesia revisited' (Refugee Studies Centre public seminars), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR G. HAWTHORNE: `Politics' (Oxford Dictionary of National Biography seminars: `Problems and methods in biography'), Modern History Faculty Building, 5 p.m.

THE ESTONIAN TRIO (Arvo Leibur, violin, Terje Terasmaa, vibraphone, and Heiki Mätlik, guitar) perform music by Pärt, Bach, Erkki-Sven Tüür, Meder, Eespere, and Mägi, the chapel, Mansfield, 6 p.m. (admission free).

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Thursday 27 May

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Dealing with the media: an introductory seminar—admissions', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

DR R. CHAN: `Lust or liberty—is there feminism for Chinese women writers?' (International Gender Studies Centre seminars: `Research methodologies: theories—realities'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

DR S. DELAMONT: `Who's complaining? Narratives and research on the doctorate. An analysis of qualitative research on doctoral programmes' (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).

J. PIGGOTT: `War and peace: Turner, Walter Scott, Thomas Campbell, and Napoleon' (lecture series: `Turner and Napoleon'), Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum, 5 p.m.

P. SONIGO: `The robot and the forest' (lecture), Sherrington Room, Department of Physiology, 5 p.m.

JOHN SHELTON REED: `What's southern about the American South?' (lecture), Rothermere American Institute, 5 p.m.

SIR CHARLES GRAY: `Freedom of expression—checking the balances' (Margaret Howard Lecture), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 5.45 p.m.

PROFESSOR M. PATTON: `Does murder run in families?' (Alan Emery Lecture), Witts Lecture Theatre, Radcliffe Infirmary, 6 p.m.

DR JEREMY JOHNS: `The Book of Curiosities: some answers and many more questions' (public lecture), the Buttery, Wolfson, 6 p.m.

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Friday 28 May

CONFERENCE: `History and the public understanding of science', Maison Française, 9.30 a.m.–6 p.m. (continues tomorrow, at the same time).

MR RECEP TAYYIP ERDOGAN (Prime Minister of Turkey): `Why the European Union needs Turkey' (European Studies Centre Lecture), Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's, 5 p.m. (admission by ticket only—applications to: dev.office@sant.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR P. BOITANI: `Dante, Milton, and the poetry of Christian Europe' (Oxford Italian Association: Rowe Memorial Lecture), Grove Auditorium, Magdalen, 5 p.m. (entrance through Longwall).

FR. TIMOTHY RADCLIFFE, OP: `The crisis of truth-telling in our society' (Eric Symes Abbott Memorial Lecture), the chapel, Keble, 5.30 p.m.

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Saturday 29 May

CONFERENCE: `History and the public understanding of science', Maison Française, 9.30 a.m.–6 p.m. (second day).

ORGAN RECITAL: Malcolm Pearce, the chapel, Magdalen, 5.25 p.m. (admission free).

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Sunday 30 May

THE REVD CANON PROFESSOR GEORGE PATTISON preaches the Sermon for Whit Sunday, Cathedral, 10 a.m.

EDITHA KONWITSCHNY (violin) and LLYR WILLIAMS (piano) perform music by Schubert and Janácek, the hall, Balliol, 9 p.m.

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Monday 31 May

J.-L. LEUTRAT: `Alain Resnais: Hiroshima mon amour' (lecture series: `Les cinéastes de la "modernité" en France'), Maison Française, 5 p.m.

DR D. ROOKE: `Solomon and his women: a Handelian triptych' (seminar series: `The Bible in art, music, and literature'), Danson Room, Trinity, 5 p.m.

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Tuesday 1 June

E.E. LEACH: `Can dogs sing? Music, hunting, and princely advice-literature in fourteenth-century France' (Graduate Students' Colloquia), Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 5.15 p.m.

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