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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 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.

BILL EMMOTT (editor, The Economist) speaks in the `Media and Politics' series, Nuffield, 5 p.m.

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Saturday 20 November

BATE COLLECTION OF MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS: A Celebration of St Cecilia—live musical performances and other events, Music Faculty, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. (free of charge and booking not required).

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Sunday 21 November

DR FRANCES LANNON preaches the Sermon on the Sin of Pride, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 22 November

ENSEMBLE ISIS: Composers' Workshop, Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 10.15 a.m. (Sir Peter Maxwell Davies Residency event).

DR B. FREI: `Plant use for fertility, reproduction and sexuality among Isthmus Sierra Zapotecs in Mexico' (Fertility and Reproduction Seminars: `Ethnobotany, fertility, and sexuality'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

SIR PETER MAXWELL DAVIES lectures in the series `The Composer Speaks', Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 1.30 p.m. (tickets at the door £8, concessions £4; places limited).

M. HULVERSCHEIDT: `Malaria research in Germany during World War II' (seminar series: `The history of modern medicine: national and international perspectives'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER RICKS (Professor of Poetry): `Many voices—1. From the French' (Inaugural Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

LORD KERR: `Was the convention experiment to draw up the European constitution a success?' (seminar series: `Are Labour's constitutional changes working?'), Summer Common Room, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

MS TINA PODPLATNIK: `Big business and the state under Yeltsin and Putin' (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 P. ROBERTS: `Barriers or bridges? Museums and acquisitions in the light of new legal and voluntary codes' (St Cross–All Souls Lectures: `Who owns objects? The ethics and legality of collecting'), Dining Hall, St Cross College, 5 p.m.

DR DAVID ACHESON: `1089 and All That' (Alan Tayler Lecture), Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's, 5 p.m.

DAVID CLARK: ` "Where were gates no gates are now". The fate of monastic stone after the Dissolution' (Oxford Architectural History Seminar), New Seminar Room, St John's, 5.30 p.m.

GALA CONCERT for the seventieth birthday of Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, with the Oxford University Sinfonietta and the Oxford Pro Musica Singers, Holywell Music Room, 7.30 p.m. (tickets £8, concessions £4, at the door or from the Oxford Playhouse, Oxford 305305). (Preceded by an open rehearsal, 3 p.m.)

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Tuesday 23 November

RICHARD BARLTROP: `Help or hindrance: mediation and relief in Sudan's civil war, 1983–2004' (lecture), Middle East Centre Library, St Antony's, 1 p.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Egyptian animals', 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 DIANA LIVERMAN (Professor of Environmental Science): `Environment and the Americas' (Inaugural Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J.H. SILBEY: `The party of Lincoln: Abraham Lincoln and the emergence of the Republican Party before the Civil War' (Harmsworth Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

I. KRASTEV: `What kind of power appeals to Eastern Europe? EU versus US' (seminar series: `Europe: what kind of power?'), Seminar Room, European Studies Centre, St Antony's (70 Woodstock Road), 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. ZIMMERMAN: `The United States federal system: a kaleidoscopic view' (seminar series: `Power in American politics'), Rothermere American Institute, 5 p.m.

V. HOBSON: `Transgression and redemption in Hugo's Les Misérables' (public lecture series: `Measure for measure: the idea of justice in literature, religion, and law'), Regent's Park College, 5 p.m.

DR F. GARDNER: `US/UK research on children with anti-social behaviour disorders' (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.

M. CANTO-SPERBER: `Morality, normativity and international relations' (Political Theory and International Relations Seminar), Department of Politics, 5 p.m.

R. MOSELEY: `Plotting Brahms' finale: the snake in the prater' (Graduate Colloquia), Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 5 p.m.

E. FURNISS: `Victims of their own success? Devotion, practice, and the Franciscans in Aragon, c.1500–58' (Early Modern Europe Seminar), Modern History Research Unit, Radcliffe Infirmary, 5 p.m.

J.-C. SCHMITT: `Social rhythms in the Middle Ages' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

EVENSONG at Christ Church Cathedral, with music by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, 6.05 p.m. (free of charge and open to the public). (Sir Peter Maxwell Davies Residency event.)

TOM STANDAGE: `The mechanical Turk' (public lecture in series `Between the Lines'), Museum of the History of Science, 7 p.m. (admission free).

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Wednesday 24 November

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Overview of university procedures: discipline, grievance, harassment, and employee relations', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

SIR PETER MAXWELL DAVIES: `Max in the theatre: Sir Peter Maxwell Davies in conversation', Holywell Music Room, 10.30 a.m. (tickets at the door £8, concessions £4; places limited).

CONCERT: Sir Peter Maxwell Davies' The Medium performed by Lindsay Bramley (mezzo- soprano), Holywell Music Room, 12 noon (tickets £8, concessions £4, at the door or from the Oxford Playhouse, Oxford 305305).

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

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Introduction to the Japanese Collection', 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 K. BURRAGE: `Modelling and simulation issues in computational cell biology: overview' (first of two Oliver Smithies Lectures), Lecture Theatre, Computing Laboratory, 5 p.m.

DR C. HORST: `Forced transnationalism? The links between Somalis in East Africa and the wider diaspora' (Refugee Studies Centre: public seminars), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

M. NEVADER: ` "Appoint a king to govern us, like other nations"—the problem with kingship in the Hebrew Bible' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, 8 p.m.

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Thursday 25 November

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Leading teams' (day 2), 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

H. SUMMERFIELD: `The flux of women's status and identity during war and its aftermath' (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 A. BREW: `Is research higher degree supervision teaching, or is it research? Does it matter?' (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).

LESTER FRIEDMAN: `Citizen Spielberg: the shaping and reflection of American culture in Steven Spielberg's cinema' (RAI Lecture), Rothermere American Institute, 5 p.m.

SIR DAVID COX: `Public policy to particle physics: statistics in the twenty-first century' (Department of Statistics: Florence Nightingale Lectures), Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's, 5 p.m.

E. HARDMAN: `History in the making: fact, fiction, and propaganda during the French religious wars' (Early Modern French Seminar), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

CONCERT: the Choir of Queen's College and the Eglesfield Musical Society perform a programme including Handel, The King shall rejoice, and Britten, Hymn to St Cecilia: A Wedding Anthem, the chapel, Queen's, 8.15 p.m. (admission by programme at the door: to reserve a programme e-mail: rosemary.rey@queens.ox.ac.uk).

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Friday 26 November

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

P. STRONG: `Imaging technology and the analysis of style in art' (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: `Ancient Egypt—the last 1,000 years', 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.)

CONFERENCE: `La place de l'atomisme dans la philosophie médiévale' (Maison Française, 2–6 p.m.; continues tomorrow, 9.30 a.m.–6 p.m.).

D. VIDAL: A culture of display: ways of seeing and the visual world of Old Delhi' (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology: departmental seminars), 64 Banbury Road, 4.15 p.m.

DR L. NOOSHIN: `Islam, modernity, and nationhood: music and the play of identities in post-revolutionary Iran' (public lecture series: `Ethnomusicological studies of Muslim societies'), Schools, 4.30 p.m.

S. IRWIN, SIR DAVID EDWARD, and J. FAULL: `Criminal justice' (seminars on the proposed European Union Constitution), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

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Saturday 27 November

OXFORD PHILOMUSICA conducting workshop with Marios Papadopoulos (open to members of the University only), Denis Arnold Hall, 11 a.m.

ST JOHN'S COLLEGE: collection of medieval vestments open to the public, Garden Quadrangle, 2–5 p.m. (admission free).

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Sunday 28 November

THE REVD PROFESSOR BERNARD SILVERMAN preaches the Sermon for Advent Sunday, Cathedral, 10 a.m.

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Monday 29 November

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Introduction to strategic planning and management', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

DR F. BARBIRA-FREEDMAN: `From ethno-botany to new applications of traditional plant knowledge in reproductive health care in Amazonia' (Fertility and Reproduction Seminars: `Ethnobotany, fertility, and sexuality'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

M. FUKUDA: `The history of lock hospitals in Japan' (seminar series: `The history of modern medicine: national and international perspectives'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 2.15 p.m.

DR A. LEDENEVA: `Informal politics in Russia in the 1990s' (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 M. O'NEILL: `Repatriation and its discontents: the Glasgow experience' (St Cross–All Souls Lectures: `Who owns objects? The ethics and legality of collecting'), Dining Hall, St Cross College, 5 p.m.

THE RT. REVD RICHARD HARRIES: `The Passion in art' (seminar series: `The Bible in art, music, and literature'), Danson Room, Trinity, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR M. WALSHOK: `The transformative role of the university in the knowledge economy' (Bynum Tudor Lecture), Lecture Theatre, Rewley House, 5 p.m. (advance booking required: tel. (2)80367, e-mail: college.office@kellogg.ox.ac.uk).

DR B. CAREY: `Friends, Methodists, and Good Samaritans: sentiment and faith in the eighteenth-century debate over the slave trade' (interfaculty seminars: `Restoration to Reform, 16601832'), Council Room, Mansfield, 5.15 p.m

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