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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 24 September

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Costume in 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.)

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Saturday 25 September

DAY-SCHOOL: `Maritime discovery and exploration', Christ Church, 9 a.m.–4.30 p.m. (with Professor Andrew Lambert, Jeremy Coote, and Professor Glyn Williams). (Tickets £39. Further details from Alex Webb—e-mail: dayschool@chch.ox.ac.uk.)

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Tuesday 28 September

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Classical Greek sculpture', 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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Wednesday 29 September

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.)

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Friday 1 October

SOCIAL SCIENCE LIBRARY (Manor Road Building) opens, 9 a.m. (See http://www.ssl.ox.ac.uk.)

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Landscapes in 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.)

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Saturday 2 October

CONFERENCE: `Du papier à l'archive, du privé au public: France et Iles Britanniques, deux mémoires' (Maison Française, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.).

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Tuesday 5 October

CONGREGATION meeting, 12 noon (retiring Vice-Chancellor's Oration, and admission of Vice-Chancellor for 2004–9). Note: as the Sheldonian Theatre is temporarily closed, Congregation will meet in the University Church.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Tibetan Buddhist 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.)

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Wednesday 6 October

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk in series `The Curator and the Collection': `An introduction to Jingdezhen porcelain' (Shelagh Vainker, Curator of Chinese 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.)

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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.

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Monday 11 October

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.

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Tuesday 12 October

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.)

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 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.

EDOUARD GLISSANT, writer, presents his work (Littérature Française Actuelle à Oxford), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

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

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.)

NORMAN DAVIES and TIMOTHY SNYDER: `Where on earth does Europe end?' (lecture), European Studies Centre, St Antony's, 5 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.).

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

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Friday 15 October

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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Monday 18 October

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.

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.

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.

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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