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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 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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Wednesday 2 June

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `The history of the University', 11 a.m. (see information above).

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

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

Y. ZARIFI: `Peaceful demonstrations: problems of choral identity and location in Aristophanes' Peace' (seminar series: `Dionysus recast'), Fraenkel Room, Corpus Christi, 5 p.m.

BILL SHEEHAN: `The transit of Venus of 8 June 2004: a once (or twice) in a lifetime event, and why it will be so worth watching' (illustrated talk, including videotape of the last transit in 1882), Lecture Theatre, University Museum of Natural History, 5 p.m.

DR E. BAIGENT: `Geography' (Oxford Dictionary of National Biography seminars: `Problems and methods in biography'), Modern History Faculty Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR C. KUZNITZ: `Yiddish scholarship and politics: YIVO in inter-war Eastern Europe' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 7 p.m.

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Thursday 3 June

STUDY-DAY: `Les écrivains devant l'image', Maison Française, 9.30 a.m.–4 p.m.

DR D. JOSHI: `Feminist research: breaking shackles—whose and why?' (International Gender Studies Centre seminars: `Research methodologies: theories—realities'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

W. VAUGHAN: `After Napoleon: Turner's Continental tours' (lecture series: `Turner and Napoleon'), Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum, 5 p.m.

LORD PUTTNAM: `The tales of Robin Hood' (lecture), the Auditorium, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

R. FABER: `The Oxford DNB online': a demonstration of the online dictionary to be published in September 2004 (Pre-publication seminars: `The Dictionary of National Biography past, present, and future'), Rainolds Room, Corpus Christi, 5 p.m.

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Friday 4 June

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

JOHN MONKS (General Secretary, European TUC): `Is Europe still the workers' best friend?' (lecture), Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

DR SIMON J.D. GREEN: `Imperialists and Commonwealth men' (Chichele Lectures 2004: `In its pomp: All Souls 1914–15'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

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Saturday 5 June

ORGAN RECITAL: Mark Swinton, the chapel, Magdalen, 5.25 p.m. (admission free).

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Sunday 6 June

THE REVD JOHN BUDD preaches the Sermon for Trinity Sunday, Queen's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 7 June

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Setting objectives', 12.45 p.m., and `Assertiveness'—day 1, 2 p.m. (see information above).

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

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Tuesday 8 June

SAÏD BUSINESS SCHOOL: start of third Oxford Finance Symposium, 9 a.m. (continues until 17 June; details from Dr Peg Katrizky, SBS).

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Presentation skills'—day 1, 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

RICHARD FORD: `The things that help, the things that hurt: a memoir' (Esmond Harmsworth Lecture in American Arts and Letters), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

G. KREUZER: `Voices from beyond: trimming Verdi's Don Carlos in German-language theatres' (Graduate Students' Colloquia), Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 5.15 p.m.

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Wednesday 9 June

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Recruitment and selection for administrators'—day 1, and `Time management—for those who manage their own time', both 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

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

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

H. EASTMAN: `Greek tragdy in contemporary political theatre', and A. WILLIS: `Trojan Women in performance: adapting Euripides' play for the modern stage, 2004' (seminar series: `Dionysus recast'), Fraenkel Room, Corpus Christi, 5 p.m.

DR J. MADDICOTT: `Medieval history' (Oxford Dictionary of National Biography seminars: `Problems and methods in biography'), Modern History Faculty Building, 5 p.m.

DR D. MATT: `The Zohar, masterpiece of Kabbalah: a new annotated translation' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 7 p.m.

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