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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 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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Monday 15 November

DR W. GEISSLER and DR R. PRINCE: `Growth: herbs, children, and the land in western Kenya' (Fertility and Reproduction Seminars: `Ethnobotany, fertility, and sexuality'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Assertiveness' (day 2), 2 p.m. (see information above).

P. CHAKRABARTI: `Hospital medicine in eighteenth-century India: the East India Company's establishment at Fort St George, Madras' (seminar series: `The history of modern medicine: national and international perspectives'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR B. LEFTOW (Nolloth Professor of the Philosophy of the Christian Religion): `A truly ontological argument' (Inaugural Lecture), Schools, 4.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR SIR W. MCKAY: `Why parliamentary procedure matters' (seminar series: `Are Labour's constitutional changes working?'), Summer Common Room, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

DR A. GRACHEV: `The rise and fall of the new political thinking' (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.

SIR ARTHUR WATTS, QC: `International law for the twenty-first century' (Alec Roche Lecture in Public International Law), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 5.15 p.m.

G. ORTIZ: `Overview and assessment after fifty years of collecting in a changing world' (St Cross–All Souls Lectures: `Who owns objects? The ethics and legality of collecting'), Dining Hall, St Cross College, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. STROHM: `Baroque oratorio and the poetics of the Passions' (seminar series: `The Bible in art, music, and literature'), Danson Room, Trinity, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR P. SMALLWOOD: `Ways of seeing and ways of reading: critical history, literature and the eighteenth-century satirical caricature' (interfaculty seminars: `Restoration to Reform, 16601832'), Council Room, Mansfield, 5.15 p.m

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Tuesday 16 November

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `The building of Cockerell's Ashmolean', 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: `Graduate supervision', 2 p.m. (see information above).

TREVOR PHILLIPS: `Why Muslims will make Britain a better place' (lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

SUZI LEATHER and KIRSTEN MOORE: `Designing babies? Regulating reproductive health' (Transatlantic Dialogue in Public Policy), Rothermere American Institute, 5 p.m. (chaired by Ann Furedi).

PROFESSOR A. SAPIR: `Europe as an economic power' (seminar series: `Europe: what kind of power?'), Seminar Room, European Studies Centre, St Antony's (70 Woodstock Road), 5 p.m.

DR A. GEAREY: `James Joyce's epiphanies of justice' (public lecture series: `Measure for measure: the idea of justice in literature, religion, and law'), Regent's Park College, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR T. SCANLON: `Means and ends' (Gareth Evans Memorial Lecture), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR K. SYLVA: `The EPPE research on the effects of pre-school education on children's development' (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.

PROFESSOR F. HALLIDAY: `Post-national citizenship or international relations: a critical review of the legacies of cosmopolitanism and internationalism' (Political Theory and International Relations Seminar), Department of Politics, 5 p.m.

Z. SHALEV: `Early modern pilgrimages to the Holy Land' (Early Modern Europe Seminar), Modern History Research Unit, Radcliffe Infirmary, 5 p.m.

B. JONCUS: `A star is born: Kitty Clive and female representation in eighteenth-century English musical theatre' (Graduate Colloquia), Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 5.15 p.m.

DR C. SAUMAREZ SMITH: `Felix Slade' (John Berger Lecture), Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum, 5.30 p.m.

DR S. BRODBECK: `Reflexive textology in the study of ancient India, with particular reference to the Mahabharata' (Interdisciplinary Seminars in the Study of Religions), Council Room, Mansfield, 5.30 p.m.

HECTOR SANTS: `Regulating the City of London—the concept and the practice' (lecture), Rhodes Lecture Theatre, Saïd Business School, 5.45 p.m.

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Wednesday 17 November

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

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

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

MAISON FRANÇAISE STUDY-DAY: `France and Algeria since 1945', Modern European History Research Centre (Radcliffe Infirmary), 2–7 p.m.

TONY HARRISON talks about his work, the Auditorium, Magdalen, 2.15 p.m. (Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama meeting; enquiries to (2)88210, e-mail: apgrd@classics.ox.ac.uk).

LORD ASHDOWN: `The Balkans, Europe, and Islam' (lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR D. ROMANO: `Whose house is this anyway? IDP and refugee return in post-Saddam Iraq' (Refugee Studies Centre: public seminars), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR SIR ADAM ROBERTS: `The UK and the laws of war' (Hudson Lecture), Schools, 5.30 p.m. (open to the public).

LORD BUTLER: `The reasons for the 2003 Iraq war' (lecture), College Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 8 p.m. (for further information: oxfordchabad@aol.com).

DR J. MIDDLEMAS: `The geber's correction in Lamentations 3 as proto-Midrash' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, 8 p.m.

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Thursday 18 November

DR M. HULME: `When does violence become acceptable? The gendered dynamics of tolerance in San Salvador' (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: `Working for the University: opportunities and benefits', 2 p.m. (see information above).

PROFESSOR S. MCLEOD: `Learning from the histories of writing instruction in the United States: reflections on literacy in higher education' (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).

R. BRANCHE: `The French army and torture during the Algerian war (1954--62)' (lecture), Modern History Faculty Building, 5 p.m.

DR SALEH MALIK: `The Shura Council experiment in Saudi Arabia' (King Abdul Aziz ibn Saud Lecture), College Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

P. GILLIVER: `Unabridgeable, unmanageable, unworkable: William Craigie and his last OED crisis' (OED Forum), Rewley House, 5 p.m.

THE MOST REVD DR ROWAN WILLIAMS: `Religious lives' (Romanes Lecture), Schools, 5.45 p.m. (admission by ticket only: tickets available from Reception, Examination Schools, or by sending a self-addressed envelope to the Vice-Chancellor's Office, University Offices, Wellington Square).

MICHAEL CLANCHY: `Ideals of lordship, homage, and honour in thirteenth-century England' (Oxford Medieval Society lecture), Garrard Room, Harris Manchester, 8.15 for 8.30 p.m.

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Friday 19 November

CONFERENCE: `Spin, image and the media: political communication in France and Britain' (Maison Française, 10.30 a.m.–6 p.m.; continues tomorrow, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.).

DR S. TREMAYNE: `The use of new electronic communications by religious groups in Iran' (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: `The art of the jeweller', 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.)

E. GRIMAUD: `Why Hindu gods move in slow motion—ethnography of an automaton factory in Bombay' (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology: departmental seminars), 64 Banbury Road, 4.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR O. WRIGHT: `The "classical tradition" in modern Turkey' (public lecture series: `Ethnomusicological studies of Muslim societies'), Schools, 4.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. PIOUS: `The war on terror and presidential prerogative' (seminar series: `Power in American politics'), Rothermere American Institute, 5 p.m.

DAVID HEATHCOAT-AMORY, PETER JAY, and TIM CONGDON: `Enlargement voting, competencies and tax' (seminars on the proposed European Union Constitution), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

DR W. KHADDURI: `The Iraqi oil industry: challenges in political turmoil' (lecture series on Iraq), College Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

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