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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 14 January

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Sculpture—Renaissance to Baroque', 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 16 January

DR SCOTT SCULLION preaches (Latin Litany and Sermon), St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 17 January

PROFESSOR R. BREEN: `Formal theory in the social sciences: rational choice and its agents' (inaugural lecture series in the Programme of Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences: `Tools for the social sciences in the twenty- first century'), Lecture Theatre, Manor Road Building, 4.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. EVANS: `Wales and Oxford: an international view' (lecture series: `Wales, Oxford, and beyond'), Schools, 5 p.m.

G. KNAUS, L. WHITEHEAD, and A. HOEFFLER: `An overview of issues: political and economic development under international protectorates' (lecture series: `State-building: governance and development under international administrations'), Politics Building, Manor Road, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR T. KIRKWOOD: `Hope and hype in the biology of ageing' (Green College Lectures: `Longevity and livelihood'), Witts Lecture Theatre, Radcliffe Infirmary, 6 p.m.

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Tuesday 18 January

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Introductory Certificate in First-line Management', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

PROFESSOR J. CORUM: `Modern counterinsurgency doctrine—what's new and what's old' (discussion series: `The changing character of war'), Seminar Room A, Manor Road Building, 1 p.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `The workshop in Renaissance Florence', 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. FRANK DOBSON, MP, THE RT. HON. SIR BRIAN MAWHINNEY, MP, and PROFESSOR DAVID MARQUAND: `10 Downing Street and Whitehall: prime ministerial power vis-à-vis government departments' (seminar series: `Conflict resolution'), Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR S. COAKLEY: `In persona Christi: who, or where, is Christ?' (Hensley Henson Lectures: `Flesh and blood: Eucharist, desire, and fragmentation'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J.S. NYE: `Changing dimensions of power in international relations' (first of three Oliver Smithies Lectures), Schools, 5 p.m.

THE REVD DR RICHARD FINN, OP: `The vocation of the people of God' (Centre for Christianity and Culture lectures: `Christian vocation and public life in the twenty-first century'), Regent's Park, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. DEACON: `Global social policy: new spaces, new levels, new actors, new disciplines, same old story?' (seminar series: `Current issues in social policy: exploring dimensions of space and time'), Violet Butler Seminar Room, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, 5 p.m.

GRADUATE STUDENTS' Colloquia: `Musical Petrarchisms', Mauro Calcagno (free of charge and open to the public). 5.15 p.m., Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music.

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Wednesday 19 January

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Introduction to Italian 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.)

PROFESSOR LARRY SCHAAF: `What is photography? Conceiving and inventing a new art' (first lecture in series of Slade Lectures: `The pencil of nature—creating the art of of photography'), Lecture Theatre, University Museum of Natural History, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

LORD (DAVID) PUTTNAM: `Parliament, the press, and the people: the case for a fresh start' (inaugural lecture in series of Article 19 lectures), Sheldonian, 5 p.m. (see further information at http://pcmlp.socleg.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR JOHN BESSANT: `Managing innovation: moving beyond the "steady state" ' (lecture), Nelson Mandela Lecture Theatre, Saïd Business School, 7 p.m. (registration required, via www.ieeoxfordshire.org.uk).

DR P. PORMANN: `Jewish physicians as the medical other in medieval Islam: between intercommunal competition and secular co-operation' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 8 p.m.

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Thursday 20 January

THIRD OXFORD MEDIA CONVENTION, with keynote speakers The Rt. Hon. Tessa Jowell, MP, Michael Grade, and Lord (David) Puttnam), Sheldonian, from 9.30 a.m. (for further details and registration see http://pcmlp.socleg.ox.ac.uk).

DR K. TRIGWELL: `Teaching by graduate students at Oxford—a progress report' (Institute for the Advancement of University Learning research seminars), IAUL Meeting Room, Littlegate House, St Ebbe's, 4 p.m. (to attend, e-mail: harriet.dunbar-goddet@learning.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR S. COAKLEY: `Sacrifice revisited: blood and gender' (Hensley Henson Lectures: `Flesh and blood: Eucharist, desire, and fragmentation'), Schools, 5 p.m.

N. BADMINGTON: ` ". . . a drowning of the human in the physical": Jonathan Franzen and the corrections of humanism' (lecture series: `Posthumanism'), Rothermere American Institute, 5 p.m. (Admission free and open to the public. Further information at www.rai.ox.ac.uk.)

DR G. YAWLINSKY: `Russia: where do we go from here?' (Europaeum Lecture), Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

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Friday 21 January

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Induction seminar for new contract researchers', 12.30 p.m. (see information above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Life and death in ancient Egypt', 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 S. VOGENAUER (Professor of Comparative Law): inaugural lecture, Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR M. ELLIOTT: ` "Oh no! Not the Irish Catholics again!": introductory overview' (James Ford Lectures in British History: `Religion and identity in modern Irish history'), Schools, 5 p.m.

RICHARD DREYFUSS: `Reflections on the US presidential election of 2004' (lecture), Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

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Sunday 23 January

THE REVD DR ANDERS BERGQUIST preaches the Macbride Sermon, Hertford, 10 a.m.

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Monday 24 January

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

PROFESSOR J. COHEN: `Political philosophy: is there a human right to democracy?' (inaugural lecture series in the Programme of Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences: `Tools for the social sciences in the twenty-first century'), Lecture Theatre, Manor Road Building, 4.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR T. CHARLES-EDWARDS: `Wales and her neighbours, 400–1063' (lecture series: `Wales, Oxford, and beyond'), Schools, 5 p.m.

TRANSATLANTIC DIALOGUE IN PUBLIC POLICY: `Education, education, education: the university and its critics' (speakers Alan Smithers and Edward Ayers; chair, Claire Fox), Rothermere American Institute, 5 p.m. (Admission free, and open to the public. For further information e-mail: catherine.morley@rai.ox.ac.uk.)

MARCUS COX and SIR JEREMY GREENSTOCK: `Ownership and participation—case study: Bosnia (OHR)' (lecture series: `State-building: governance and development under international administrations'), Politics Building, Manor Road, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. TALLIS: ` "Meagre increments"?: the ultimate aims of medicine and the future of old age' (Green College Lectures: `Longevity and livelihood'), Witts Lecture Theatre, Radcliffe Infirmary, 6 p.m.

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Tuesday 25 January

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Introductory Certificate in First-line Management', 9.30 a.m.; `Small Group Teaching' (for humanities and social sciences—first meeting), 12.15 p.m.; and `Induction seminar for new contract researchers', 3.30 p.m. (see information above).

PROFESSOR D. KIRKPATRICK: `The military consequences of some revolutions in technology' (discussion series: `The changing character of war'), Seminar Room A, Manor Road Building, 1 p.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `The Athenian Acropolis', 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.)

CONGREGATION meeting, 2 p.m.: Voting on proposed new tuition fees from 2006–7 and Bursary Scheme.

PROFESSOR S. COAKLEY: `Gift retold: spirals of grace' (Hensley Henson Lectures: `Flesh and blood: Eucharist, desire, and fragmentation'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J.S. NYE: `Changing dimensions of power in international relations' (second of three Oliver Smithies Lectures), Schools, 5 p.m.

MRS M. SENTAMU: `Vocation and the ordained ministry in the twenty-first century' (Centre for Christianity and Culture lectures: `Christian vocation and public life in the twenty-first century'), Regent's Park, 5 p.m.

P. WHITEFORD: `Reconciling work and family life: an OECD perspective' (seminar series: `Current issues in social policy: exploring dimensions of space and time'), Violet Butler Seminar Room, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, 5 p.m.

GRADUATE STUDENTS' Colloquia: ` "Seuffzen und Thränen!" Penitential and Empfindsam Tears as Performances of Spiritual Nobility in eighteenth-century Literature and Music', Isabella van Elferen (free of charge and open to the public). 5.15 p.m., Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music.

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Wednesday 26 January

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Career review and planning for contract research staff', 9.30 a.m., and `Small Group Teaching' (for Sciences and Medical Sciences—first meeting), 12.15 p.m.

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

PIANO MASTERCLASS with Marios Papadopoulos (closed event: for university members only). 2 p.m., Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music.

PROFESSOR LARRY SCHAAF: `The tutelage of Nature' (Slade Lectures: `The pencil of nature—creating the art of of photography'), Lecture Theatre, University Museum of Natural History, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

DR L. KOCHAN: `Rich Jews and poor Jews in eighteenth-century Europe' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 8 p.m.

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Thursday 27 January

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

DR G. &ARINGKERLUND: `The whole is more than the sum or parts: a holistic perspective on academic development' (Institute for the Advancement of University Learning research seminars), IAUL Meeting Room, Littlegate House, St Ebbe's, 4 p.m. (to attend, e-mail: harriet.dunbar-goddet@learning.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR S. COAKLEY: `Real presence, real absence: the body broken' (Hensley Henson Lectures: `Flesh and blood: Eucharist, desire, and fragmentation'), Schools, 5 p.m.

A. PHILLIPS: `Landscape 2050—lost cause or renaissance?' (Linacre Lectures: `The unmaking of the English landscape'), Main Hall Lecture Theatre, School of Geography, 5.15 p.m.

M. PURCELL: `Surveying the National Trust's libraries: or, five years around the houses' (Oxford Bibliographical Society lecture), Taylor Institution, 5.15 p.m.

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Friday 28 January

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Introduction to the Bodleian Library', 10 a.m. (see information above).

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 M. ELLIOTT: `Catholicism and Irishness' (James Ford Lectures in British History: `Religion and identity in modern Irish history'), Schools, 5 p.m.

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