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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 5 November

CONFERENCE: `Effets spéciaux: artifices et tours de main' (Maison Française, 9.30 a.m.–5.30 p.m.; continues tomorrow, 9.30 a.m.–5.30 p.m.).

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

N. NISBETT: `Observing Internet use in the field: young male identities and cyberspace in a Bangalore Internet café' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminars: `Anthropologists and the new technologies'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology (61 Banbury Road), 11 a.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Islamic ceramics', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £2. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., or e-mail: education.service@ashmus.ox.ac.uk.)

D. CASAJUS: `Reopening the file on H.: poetry and memory' (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology: departmental seminars), 64 Banbury Road, 4.15 p.m.

DR C. TRIPP: `Between good and idolatry: being Sunni in Iraq' (lecture series on Iraq), College Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

C. DONNELLY and G. MESSERVY-WHITING: `Defence' (seminars on the proposed European Union Constitution), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

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Sunday 7 November

THE VERY REVD DR JOHN MOSES preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 8 November

J. KUFER: `Gender aspects in the medical ethnobotany of the Ch'orti' Maya in Eastern Guatemala' (Fertility and Reproduction Seminars: `Ethnobotany, fertility, and sexuality'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

K. MAGLEN: `Quarantined: the experience of incarceration under quarantine' (seminar series: `The history of modern medicine: national and international perspectives'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 2.15 p.m.

L.-H. PIRON: `Donors' approaches to justice sector reform' (seminar series: `Socio-legal approaches to law and development'), Seminar Room D, Manor Road Building, 4.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR MARILYN ADAMS (Professor of Divinity): `The immaculate conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary: a thought experiment in medieval philosophical theology' (Inaugural Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

SIR CHRISTOPHER FOSTER: `The recent revolution in the working of our constitutions' (seminar series: `Are Labour's constitutional changes working?'), Summer Common Room, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

DR J. HUGHES: `Federalism in post-Soviet Russia: from accommodation to control?' (Russian and Eurasian Studies Centre Seminar: `Twenty years of political change: the USSR and Russia, 1985–2004'), the Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR SIR RICHARD PETO: `Halving premature death' (Weldon Memorial Lecture), Lecture Theatre A, Zoology/Psychology Building, 5 p.m. (tickets not required).

DR D. GAIMSTER: `UK government measures against the illicit trade: examining the new regulatory framework' (St Cross–All Souls Lectures: `Who owns objects? The ethics and legality of collecting'), Dining Hall, St Cross College, 5 p.m.

NEW CHAMBER OPERA STUDIO (conductor Stephen Rice) performs Purcell's Dido and Aeneas, Holywell Music Room, 8.30 p.m. (tickets £12, concessions £6, from the Oxford Playhouse: Oxford 305305).

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Tuesday 9 November

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Secular painting in the West', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £2. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., or e-mail: education.service@ashmus.ox.ac.uk.)

M. VAN ORANJE: `Europe as a normative power' (seminar series: `Europe: what kind of power?'), Seminar Room, European Studies Centre, St Antony's (70 Woodstock Road), 5 p.m.

DR D. JAENICKE and DR A. WADDAN: `President Bush and social policy: the strange case of prescription drugs' (seminar series: `Power in American politics'), Rothermere American Institute, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR G. PATTISON: `Psychology, mercy and punishment: aspects of criminal justice in Dostoevsky's writing' (public lecture series: `Measure for measure: the idea of justice in literature, religion, and law'), Regent's Park College, 5 p.m.

M. MACLEAN: `Research that has informed the "contact" debate' (seminar series: `Promoting the well-being of children at risk of social exclusion'), Violet Butler Seminar Room, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, 5 p.m.

J.-W. MUELLER: `International law, nomos, and sovereignty' (Political Theory and International Relations Seminar), Department of Politics, 5 p.m.

A. SPICER: `Sacred space and the confessional landscape of the Loire, c.1560–1660' (Early Modern Europe Seminar), Modern History Research Unit, Radcliffe Infirmary, 5 p.m.

DR T. LANE: `Tensions in the role of the IMF' (first of two Oliver Smithies Lectures: `Reform of the International Monetary Fund'), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR AMIKAM NACHMANI: `Greece, Israel, and Turkey: East Mediterranean politics' (lecture), Dahrendorf Room, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

S. OGILVIE: ` "Outlandish words" in the OED' (OED Forum), Rewley House, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR T. BALL: `Green democracy' (lecture), Seminar Room D, Manor Road Building, 5.15 p.m.

J. MILSOM: `Analysing Josquin II' (Graduate Colloquia), Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 5.15 p.m.

`BUILDING A BUSINESS': start of series of eight lectures, open to members of the University and to local science and technology businesses, Saïd Business School, 5.30 p.m. (see details at: www.science- enterprise.ox.ac.uk).

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Wednesday 10 November

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Lecturing' (second of three seminars), 12.15 p.m. (see information above).

DR G. WALKER: `Seven million volumes described: editing the new subject guide to the Bodleian's collections' (Friends of the Bodleian thirty-minute lecture), Cecil Jackson Room, Sheldonian, 1 p.m.

ORGAN RECITAL (Greg Morris), Queen's, 1.10 p.m. (admission free; retiring collection).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk in series `The Curator and the Collection': `The Pissarro Exhibition' (Colin Harrison, Curator of Nineteenth-century Western Art), 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £2. Booking essential—tel.: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., or e-mail: education.service@ashmus.ox.ac.uk.)

DR C. PHUONG: `The removal of failed asylum seekers' (Refugee Studies Centre: public seminars), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

DEBATE: `The war for Muslim minds: Islam and the West' (with Gilles Kepel and Sami Zubeida; chair, Walter Armbrust), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

ROY PORTER: `Gateways onto the past: churches, redundancy, and local history' (Hoskins Lecture), Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's, 5.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR G. TRODESCHINI: `Representing medieval Jewish usurers: from a theological to an economic vocabulary' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, 8 p.m.

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Thursday 11 November

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE: `The United States and global human rights', with speakers Michael Ignatieff, Gay McDougall, Mary King, and Zygmunt Bauman (until Saturday, at the Rothermere American Institute; advance registration required: see www.rai.ox.ac.uk, or e-mail: cheryl.hudson@rai.ox.ac.uk).

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

B. NUMAN: `The transition from peace activism to the uncivil grounds of party politics: the journey of Turkish Cypriot peace activist women' (International Gender Studies Centre seminars: `The search for common ground: the role of women in conflict resolution'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

DR J. VERMUNT: `How students, teachers, and student teachers learn: similarities and differences' (Institute for the Advancement of University Learning: research seminars), IAUL Seminar Room, Littlegate House, St Ebbe's, 4 p.m. (to attend, tel.: (2)86824).

ROSEMARY HILL: ` "To stones a moral life": Welby Pugin and the Gothic revival' (Hussey Lecture on the Church and the Arts), Schools, 4.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR ANDREW WILSON (Professor of the Archaeology of the Roman Empire): `Romans at work' (Inaugural Lecture), the Auditorium, St John's, 5 p.m.

DR T. LANE: `Directions for reform of the IMF' (second of two Oliver Smithies Lectures: `Reform of the International Monetary Fund'), Schools, 5 p.m.

K. LANINI: `La vanité, une catégorie moderne?' (Early Modern French Seminar), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

SIR JOHN ELIOT GARDINER (Hambro Visiting Professor of Opera): `Opera: why bother?' (Inaugural Lecture), Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, 5.30 p.m.

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Friday 12 November

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

SIR JOHN ELIOT GARDINER (Hambro Visiting Professor of Opera): `Purcell's Dido and Aeneas dissected' (two masterclasses on the characters from the opera), Holywell Music Room, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. and 2–5 p.m.

DR S. KINGSTON: `Postmodern publishing: digital transformations of text, author and publisher' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminars: `Anthropologists and the new technologies'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology (61 Banbury Road), 11 a.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Teapots and teacups', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £2. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., or e-mail: education.service@ashmus.ox.ac.uk.)

L. RIVAL: `What can we know about sacrifice? Notes on the ritual killing of humans and gods in the Americas' (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology: departmental seminars), 64 Banbury Road, 4.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. BAILY: `The dutar of Herat: the transformation of an Afghan lute, 1950–65' (public lecture series: `Ethnomusicological studies of Muslim societies'), Schools, 4.30 p.m.

JON SNOW: `Shooting history' (Philip Geddes Memorial Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR G. STANSFIELD: `Iraqi nationalism or Iraqi nationalisms? Political identity in the new Iraq' (lecture series on Iraq), College Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

J. DALEY, M.T. GIL-BAZO, and A. STONE-SWEET: `Immigration and borders' (seminars on the proposed European Union Constitution), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

DR TONY PHELAN: `Brecht and the Julius Caesar business' (Richardson Lecture), Pusey Lecture Room, Keble, 5.30 p.m.

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Sunday 14 November

THE VERY REVD DR IAIN TORRANCE preaches the Sermon for Remembrance Sunday, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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