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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 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).

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).

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Friday 5 December

DR R. STERCKX: `Why dragons change: animal identities in Ancient China' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminar: `The identity of animals'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

DR S. EVENETT: `The impact of an expanding trade agenda on regulation in developing countries' (seminar series: `Making globalisation work for developing countries'), Goodhart Seminar Room, University College, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR M. BEVIR: `Ideology and technique: the case of New Labour' (Centre for Political Ideologies: guest lecture), Seminar Room B, Department of Politics and International Relations, 2.15 p.m.

THE RT. HON. JOHN REDWOOD, MP: `New politics for a new constitutional settlement? How can modern government serve the public?' (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 J.S. HIRST: `Networks of contexts: some reflections on teaching across South Asian religious traditions' (Interdisciplinary seminars in the study of religions), Council Room, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

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Saturday 6 December

MICHAELMAS FULL TERM ends.

DR N. GOOPTU: `Religious identities and Indian statehood' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminars: `The nation-state and religious identities'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

ORGAN RECITAL: Barry Rose, the chapel, Magdalen, 5.25 p.m. (admission free).

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Monday 8 December

SPECIAL LECTURE LIST, Hilary Term: entries to be received by today (e-mail: gazette@admin.ox.ac.uk).

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Tuesday 9 December

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

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Thursday 11 December

PROFESSOR M. BLISS: `The American Horsley? Harvey Cushing and the birth of neurosurgery' (McGovern Annual Lecture in the History of Medicine), E.P. Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green College, 6 p.m.

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Friday 12 December

CONFERENCE: `Capital cities at war: Paris, London, Berlin, 1914–19', Maison Française (continues tomorrow). (Further information from: pierre.purseigle@history.ox.ac.uk.)

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Springboard'—Programme 1, and `Job search and interview skills for contract research staff', both 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

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Saturday 13 December

REX WINSBURY: `Chariots and technology: equipment, techniques, and manoeuvres of the Byzantine hippodrome' (Society for the History of Medieval Technology and Science lecture), Museum of the History of Science, 2.30 p.m.

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