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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 8 October

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `A harvest tour', 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.)

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Sunday 10 October

MICHAELMAS FULL TERM begins.

THE RT REVD DR JOHN SENTAMU preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 11 October

M. WORBOYS: `Mad dogs and Lancastrians: rabies, Pasteur, and the Chief Constable of Clitheroe, c.1890' (seminar series: `The history of modern medicine: national and international perspectives'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR P. MCAUSLAN: `In the beginning was the law ... an intellectual Odyssey' (seminar series: `Socio-legal approaches to law and development'), Seminar Room D, Manor Road Building, 4.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR ARCHIE BROWN: `Institutions, ideas, interests, and leadership in the Soviet and Russian transition' (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 LORD (COLIN) RENFREW: `Collecting and looting in the past: the effects of self-indulgence' (St Cross–All Souls Lectures: `Who owns objects? The ethics and legality of collecting'), Dining Hall, St Cross College, 5 p.m.

CHARLES NICHOLL: `Leonardo da Vinci—the flights of the mind' (lecture), Christ Church Picture Gallery, 5.30 p.m.

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Tuesday 12 October

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Contracts', 9.30 a.m., and `Lecturing' (first of three seminars), 12.15 p.m. (see information above).

THE REVD DR PETER GROVES preaches the Court Sermon, Cathedral, 10.15 a.m. (Note: congregation to be seated by 10.10 a.m.)

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Paintings of everyday life', 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.)

THE RT. HON. LORD BUTLER: `The Butler report' (seminar series: `Are Labour's constitutional changes working?'), Summer Common Room, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR T. SNYDER: `Power politics in Eastern Europe: past and present' (seminar series: `Europe: what kind of power?'), Seminar Room, European Studies Centre, St Antony's (70 Woodstock Road), 5 p.m.

DR N. BOWLES: `Presidential power reconsidered' (seminar series: `Power in American politics'), Rothermere American Institute, 5 p.m.

DR A. BUCHANAN and F. BENNETT: `The impact of government policy on children aged 0–13 at risk of social exclusion: overview' (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.

S. MUTHU: `Enlightenment against empire' (Political Theory and International Relations Seminar), Department of Politics, 5 p.m.

J.D. TRACY: `The background war of the early modern era: European states and the Ottoman Empire in contest for dominion, trade, and cultural pre-eminence' (Early Modern Europe Seminar), Modern History Research Unit, Radcliffe Infirmary, 5 p.m.

EDOUARD GLISSANT, writer, presents his work (Littérature Française Actuelle à Oxford), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m. (chaired by Toby Garfitt, Magdalen College).

J. CROSS: `Myth, memory, modernism: reinventing Orpheus' (Graduate Colloquia), Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 5.15 p.m.

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Wednesday 13 October

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

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

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

DR RICHARD LEAKEY: `Why our origins matter' (Charles Simonyi Lecture, introduced by Professor Richard Dawkins), Oxford Playhouse, 4.30 p.m. (tickets £3.50, from the Oxford Playhouse: tel. 305305).

PROFESSOR B. ANDERSON: `National citizenship, private property, and domestic migration: witches' brew?' (Refugee Studies Centre: Harrell-Bond Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

NORMAN DAVIES and TIMOTHY SNYDER: `Where on earth does Europe end?' (lecture), European Studies Centre, St Antony's, 8 p.m.

DR R. RASKIN: `A child at gunpoint: a case study in the life of a photo' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, 8 p.m.

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Thursday 14 October

CONFERENCE: `Cent ans de relations culturelles franco-britanniques' (Maison Française, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.).

J. CHAMPENOIS: `Can film provide a common ground or an alternative medium for transnational feminist(s') dialogue?' (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.

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Induction seminar for new contract researchers', 3.30 p.m. (see information above).

PROFESSOR D. BOUD: `Aligning assessment with long-term learning needs' (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).

PROFESSOR J. DE GRUCHY: `Christian humanism: antidote to secularism and fundamentalism?' (David Nicholls Memorial Lecture), Regent's Park College, 5 p.m.

ALAIN VIALA: `Rousseau face à la modernité: le livre, l'imprimerie, la lecture' (Early Modern French Seminar), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

DR I. CHRISTIE-MILLER: `Paper imaging as a bibliographical research tool' (Oxford Bibliographical Society lecture), Taylor Institution, 5.15 p.m.

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Friday 15 October

DR D. CARTER: `Anthropologists: identity and virtual communities' (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: `Crete BC', 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.)

P. JACOB: `The scope and limits of Chomsky's naturalism' (lecture), Philosophy Faculty Centre, 4.30 p.m.

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Saturday 16 October

EDUCATION CONFERENCE: `What are universities for?' (jointly held at Lady Margaret Hall and Somerville College, as part of 125th anniversary celebrations; further details from Development Office, Somerville: tel. 01865 (2)80626).

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Sunday 17 October

PROFESSOR BRIAN LEFTOW preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 18 October

C. LOW: `Khoisan healing practices' (seminar series: `The history of modern medicine: national and international perspectives'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR B. HARRISS-WHITE: `De- and re-regulating business in rural West Bengal: capitalism under the left front' (seminar series: `Socio-legal approaches to law and development'), Seminar Room D, Manor Road Building, 4.30 p.m.

TAM DALYELL, MP: `What needs to be done to the House of Commons?' (seminar series: `Are Labour's constitutional changes working?'), Summer Common Room, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

DR L. SHEVTSOVA: `Comparing Yeltsin and Putin as leaders' (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.

DR L. AL-GAILANI: `Archaeological theft in Iraq' (St Cross–All Souls Lectures: `Who owns objects? The ethics and legality of collecting'), Dining Hall, St Cross College, 5 p.m.

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Tuesday 19 October

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Glass', 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.)

PROFESSOR B. LAFFAN: `Organising power in Europe: multilevel governance' (seminar series: `Europe: what kind of power?'), Seminar Room, European Studies Centre, St Antony's (70 Woodstock Road), 5 p.m.

DR W. MACMILLAN: `Redistricting Michigan; maps, computers, and the public interest' (seminar series: `Power in American politics'), Rothermere American Institute, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR STANLEY LUBMAN: `Themes and issues in Western scholarship' (lecture series: `Looking for law in China'), Dahrendorf Room, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR P. FIDDES: `Law and divine mercy in Shakespeare: a study of The Merchant of Venice and Measure for Measure' (public lecture series: `Measure for measure: the idea of justice in literature, religion, and law'), Regent's Park College, 5 p.m.

T. SMITH: `Early years research and policy for children at risk of social exclusion' (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.

R.E. LEBOW: `Interests and ethics' (Political Theory and International Relations Seminar), Department of Politics, 5 p.m.

H. KUGELER: ` "Le parfait Ambassadeur": the theory and practice of diplomacy, 1648–1748' (Early Modern Europe Seminar), Modern History Research Unit, Radcliffe Infirmary, 5 p.m.

DR K. BROWN: `History, anthropology, and the archival imagination' (Evans-Pritchard Lectures: `The structure of loyalty in revolutionary Macedonia'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

B. HEBBERT: `The Tudor violin 1540–1600' (Graduate Colloquia), Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 5.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. PODOLNY: `The logic of person v. the logic of position' (Clarendon Lectures in Management Studies: `The logic of position, the measure of leadership'), Saïd Business School, 5.30 p.m. (open to the public; admission free).

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Wednesday 20 October

MISS L. FORBES and DR J. JOHNS: `The Bodleian Book of Curiosities: some answers and many new questions' (Friends of the Bodleian thirty-minute lecture), Cecil Jackson Room, Sheldonian, 1 p.m.

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

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Introduction to twentieth-century art', 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.)

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Welcome to the University', 2 p.m. (see information above).

PROFESSOR STANLEY LUBMAN: `Law reform after Mao—accomplishments and problems' (lecture series: `Looking for law in China'), Mure Room, Merton, 5.30 p.m.

DR K. BROWN: `The horizons of the peasant: rethinking fatalism' (Evans-Pritchard Lectures: `The structure of loyalty in revolutionary Macedonia'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

DR D. JAMES: `Gaining lost ground? Property, patronage, and citizenship in South Africa's land reform programme' (Refugee Studies Centre: public seminars), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. PODOLNY: `The meaning of leadership' (Clarendon Lectures in Management Studies: `The logic of position, the measure of leadership'), Saïd Business School, 5.30 p.m. (open to the public; admission free).

G. IRVINE: `Bu-no-mai: the military dances of Bugaku' (Oxford Asian Textile Group lecture), Pauling Centre, 58 Banbury Road, 6.15 p.m. (admission for visitors £2).

T. ARGOV: `Losing the (Israeli) plot: contemporary Israel in the prose of Orly Kastel-Bloom' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, 8 p.m.

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