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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 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: a Bate Collection open day and concert for Saint Cecilia. There will be 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; reserved for members of the college until ten days before the event).

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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 and PROFESSOR D. MARQUAND: `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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Tuesday 25 November

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Oriental lacquerware', 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.)

EDDIE BERG, ALAN HAYDON, and JENNI LOMAX deliver the Joseph Beuys Lectures on the subject of `A place for art', the Auditorium, Magdalen, 4 p.m.

DR M. LOUGHRY: `Well-being in the face of adversity: resilience of detainee children in camps' (seminar series: `Child well-being against the odds'), Violet Butler Seminar Room, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR P. COLEMAN: `Living the questions: spirituality in later life' (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.

I. TAYLOR: ` "A period of orchestral starvation"? Concert life in London 1795–1813' (Graduate Students' Colloquia), Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 5.15 p.m.

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Wednesday 26 November

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Recruitment and selection—follow-up sessions', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

ORGAN RECITAL: Matthew O'Donovan, the chapel, Queen's, 1.10 p.m. (admission free; retiring collection).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Introduction to Rome', 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.)

OPUS COMMUNITY WORKSHOP III---Running Dalcroze based music sessions for the under-fives, Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 2 p.m. (open to university members only).

DR PANTELIS MICHELAKIS: `Greek tragedy in silent cinema' (Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama lecture), Auditorium, Magdalen, 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. BEEMAN (Harmsworth Professor of American History): `The uncertain history of American democracy: a view from the eighteenth century (with some concluding speculations on the twenty-first)' (lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR P. REYNOLDS: `Young people and the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission: the difficulties in documenting harm' (Refugee Studies Centre public seminars: `Adolescents, armed conflict, and forced migration'), Thatcher Conference Centre, Somerville, 5 p.m.

RUTH BARNES: `Textiles and dragon snakes: the Ernst Vatter collection in E. Indonesia' (Oxford Asian Textile Group lecture), Pauling Centre, 58 Banbury Road, 5.45 p.m. (admission for visitors £2).

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Thursday 27 November

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING all-day seminar: `Voice coaching' (see information above).

LORD (MELVYN) BRAGG: `What are the Arts now?' (Trinity College Chatham Lecture), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

DR J. OKELY: `Revisiting sequestered Gypsy narratives' (International Gender Studies Centre seminars: `Fieldwork and fieldnotes revisited: the local in a globalised world'), Blackhall Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

SIR TIM RICE (Cameron Mackintosh Visiting Professor of Contemporary Theatre): `It's only words' (lecture), Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's, 5 p.m.

DR R. OCKENDEN and PROFESSOR T.J. REED: `Love and other difficulties—Goethe and Arabic poetry' (readings in Arabic, German, and English), St John's College Research Centre (16 St Giles'), 5 p.m.

PRESIDENT ABDOULAYE WADE OF SENEGAL: lecture, Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m. (admission by ticket only, from the Development Office, St Antony's: tel. (2)74496, e-mail: dev.office@sant.ox.ac.uk).

C. POULOUIN: `Les paradoxes de la publication des textes de Fontenelle: discrétion, dissimulation, affirmation de soi' (Early Modern French Seminar), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

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Friday 28 November

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `The jeweller's craft', 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. VARTY: `Euro-foxes: from the Middle Ages to today' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminar: `The identity of animals'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

DR YUEN FOONG KHONG: `Using regional institutions to mitigate strategic uncertainty: the case of south-east Asia' (seminar series: `Making globalisation work for developing countries'), Goodhart Seminar Room, University College, 2 p.m.

DR D. HUNTER: `Bragging on Rinaldo: ten ways writers have trumpeted Handel's coming to Britain' (public lecture), Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 4 p.m. (free of charge and open to the public).

I. HARPER: ` "Nerve disease", depression, and emerging discourses of mental health in Nepal' (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology seminars), ISCA, 4 p.m.

PROFESSOR W.J. EWENS: `Backwards and forwards in population genetics theory' (lecture), Lecture Theatre, Zoology/Psychology Building, 4.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR S.A. STEHLIN: `Papal diplomacy, Pius XII, the Second World War, and the Jews' (Modern European History Research Centre: special lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR C. HOOD: `Strategies for risk: how politicians pass the buck?' (lecture series: `Contemporary UK government and policy-making: the death, rebirth, or re-invention of democratic politics?'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

DR GARY SAMORE: `The North Korean nuclear crisis: a path to war?' (Oxford Lyceum lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

P. COLOMBANI: `World trade patterns in the twenty-first century' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

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Saturday 29 November

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: Andrew Gunning and Richard Pinel, the chapel, Magdalen, 5.25 p.m. (admission free).

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Sunday 30 November

PROFESSOR R.L. GARDNER preaches the Sermon for Advent Sunday, Cathedral, 10 a.m.

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Monday 1 December

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

DR J. EDWARDS: TO BE ANNOUNCED (Fertility and Reproduction seminars: `Reproduction, religion, and law'), Seminar Room, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

K. TAYLOR: `Shanghai, segregation, and disease control: dealing with an outbreak of cholera in the Chinese quarter (August 1947)' (Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine seminars: `Segregation and exclusion in public health and disease control'), Wellcome Unit, 2.15 p.m.

DR P. VENDRIX: `The ricercar project of Renaissance music at the CESR, Tours' (public lecture), Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 3 p.m. (free of charge and open to the public).

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Tuesday 2 December

DR A. BUCHANAN: `Are there some key messages? Bringing the research together' (seminar series: `Child well-being against the odds'), Violet Butler Seminar Room, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, 5 p.m.

P. WILCOCK: `Harvesting a lifetime' (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.

CATHERINE SANGSTER: `Pronunciation and the BBC' (OED Forum meeting), Rewley House, 5 p.m.

C. BASHFORD: `The Britishness of the nineteenth-century programme note' (Graduate Students' Colloquia), Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 5.15 p.m.

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Wednesday 3 December

ORGAN RECITAL (duet): Malcolm Archer and David Bednall, the chapel, Queen's, 1.10 p.m. (admission free; retiring collection).

G. MANN: ` "We are not here": conducting research with young Congolese and Burundian refugees and their families in Dar es Salaam' (Refugee Studies Centre public seminars: `Adolescents, armed conflict, and forced migration'), Thatcher Conference Centre, Somerville, 5 p.m.

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Thursday 4 December

DR J. DAVIES: `From shanty town clinic to peri-urban teaching hospital in Bolivia' (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 H. STRACHAN (Chichele Professor for the Study of the History of War): `The meaning of strategy: historical reflections' (inaugural lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

THE BRENTANO STRING QUARTET performs `Bach Perspectives': ten contrapuncti from Bach's Art of Fugue, BWV 1080, interlaced with ten specially commissioned compositions, the Auditorium, St John's, 8.30 p.m. (admission by free programme, available from the porters' lodge; reserved for members of the college until ten days before the event).

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