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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 29 October

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Recruitment and selection—refresher course', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

BETTS FOUNDATION Organ Masterclass with Nicolas Kynaston, the chapel, Pembroke, 10 a.m.–12 noon and 2–4 p.m. (open to the public).

DR D. NEYLAND: `Identity and CCTV' (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: `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.)

M. HOUSEMAN: `Ritual, play, spectacle and ordinary interaction as modes of participation: a conceptual toolbox' (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology: departmental seminars), 64 Banbury Road, 4.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR M. STOKES: `Ethnomusicology and Islam: some historical and theoretical perspectives' (public lecture series: `Ethnomusicological studies of Muslim societies'), Schools, 4.30 p.m.

THE MOST REVD DR ROWAN WILLIAMS: `Convictions, loyalties, and the secular state' (Chatham Lecture), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

DR ALI ALLAWI (formerly Minister of Trade and Minister of Defence, Interim Government of Iraq, 2003–4): `Iraq—a sovereign state?' (lecture series on Iraq), College Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

S. TALMON, V. LOWE, and D. HANNAN: `Legal personality and treaties' (seminars on the proposed European Union Constitution), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

DAVID YELLAND speaks in seminar series `Media and Politics', Nuffield, 5 p.m.

MICHAEL HOLROYD and JENNY UGLOW discuss their work, Holywell Music Room, 8 p.m. (Friends of the Bodleian Literary Evening—for details e-mail: fob@bodley.ox.ac.uk).

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Saturday 30 October

STUDY-DAY: `Art and the festival: Durkheimian perspectives' (with J.-L. Fabiani and J. de Lannoy), Maison Française, 10.30 a.m.–4 p.m.

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Sunday 31 October

THE RT REVD DR N.T. WRIGHT preaches, Merton, 10 a.m.

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Monday 1 November

S. EDWARDS: `Plants, sex and magic: a cross-cultural investigation into utilisation of phytomedicines to affect fertility and sexuality' (Fertility and Reproduction Seminars: `Ethnobotany, fertility, and sexuality'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

ENSEMBLE ISIS: composers' workshop for solo instrument and accompaniment, Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 2 p.m.

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Assertiveness' (day 1), 2 p.m. (see information above).

S. BHATTACHARYA: `WHO-led or WHO-managed? A reassessment of the nature of the Indian National Smallpox Eradication Programme, c.1960–77' (seminar series: `The history of modern medicine: national and international perspectives'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR RICHARD MCINTOSH: `Electron tomography: a new look at cell structure in 3D' (Astor Lecture), Lecture Theatre, MSTC, Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, 4.30 p.m.

DR A. MANJI: `The rebirth of law and development: a feminist critique' (seminar series: `Socio-legal approaches to law and development'), Seminar Room D, Manor Road Building, 4.30 p.m.

THE RT. HON. ERIC FORTH, MP: `The role of the opposition—a Conservative view' (seminar series: `Are Labour's constitutional changes working?'), Summer Common Room, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR M. GRAZIADEI delivers the first two Clarendon Law Lectures on the overall subject `Against self-interest? Making sense of fiduciary obligations in comparative perspectve': (i) `On playing tennis with the net up: fiduciary obligations, contractual relations, and property rights' (5 p.m.); (ii) `Fiduciary obligations in civilian countries: a primer' (6.10 p.m.), both in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building (open to the public).

DR W. SMIRNOV: `Civil society in post-Soviet Russia' (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 U. KAMPMANN: `Dealing in coins: problems and opportunities for a serious and responsible coin trade' (St Cross–All Souls Lectures: `Who owns objects? The ethics and legality of collecting'), Dining Hall, St Cross College, 5 p.m.

REVD J. DRURY: `George Herbert: on starting to read The Temple' (seminar series: `The Bible in art, music, and literature'), Danson Room, Trinity, 5 p.m.

DR A. JOHNS-PUTRA: ` "The problem with `Mrs Domestic' ": women, satire, and domesticity in the late eighteenth century' (interfaculty seminars: `Restoration to Reform, 16601832'), Council Room, Mansfield, 5.15 p.m

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Tuesday 2 November

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Hours of work, leave, and absence', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

LARISA KOSTYUKHINA: `The baroque cello' (public lecture), Bate Collection, Music Faculty, 1 p.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Shakespeare's world', 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 R. BRENT: `Uncertainty can be better than certainty: some algorithms for primality testing' (Strachey Lecture), Lecture Theatre, Wolfson Building, 4.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR M. GRAZIADEI: `Non aes sed fides: directors' duties, fiduciary obligations, and the human factor' (Clarendon Law Lectures: `Against self-interest? Making sense of fiduciary obligations in comparative perspectve'), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

G. ANDRÉANI: `Europe as a diplomatic power' (seminar series: `Europe: what kind of power?'), Seminar Room, European Studies Centre, St Antony's (70 Woodstock Road), 5 p.m.

DR K. BROWN: `From past to future: the translation of tradition' (Evans-Pritchard Lectures: `The structure of loyalty in revolutionary Macedonia'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

DR I. PARMA: `Think-tanks and power in US foreign policy: the cases of the CFR and Project for a New American Century' (seminar series: `Power in American politics'), Rothermere American Institute, 5 p.m.

DR W. WAGNER: `The law as "measure of misfit": law and grace in the fiction of Flannery O'Connor' (public lecture series: `Measure for measure: the idea of justice in literature, religion, and law'), Regent's Park College, 5 p.m.

DR A. BUCHANAN: `Family support child protection research and policy' (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.

P. HASSNER: `International order as the result of an historical process' (Political Theory and International Relations Seminar), Department of Politics, 5 p.m.

K. AUSTIN: `An unsung hero? Immanuel Tremellius (1510–80) and the European Reformation' (Early Modern Europe Seminar), Modern History Research Unit, Radcliffe Infirmary, 5 p.m.

ELECTION NIGHT PANEL, Rothermere American Institute, 5–6.30 p.m., with speakers Professor Joel Silbey, Michael Gove, and Dominic Sandbrook; chair, Gillian Peele (followed by Election Returns Party at the Oxford Union).

L. MACY: `Pietro Aretino, Venice, and the madrigal' (Graduate Colloquia), Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 5.15 p.m.

DR G. HARVEY: `Guesthood, enhancing dialogical research' (Interdisciplinary Seminars in the Study of Religions), Council Room, Mansfield, 5.30 p.m.

DR PATRICK WALLIS: `Don't try this at home: medicines in early modern England' (public lecture), Museum of the History of Science, 7 p.m. (admission free).

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Wednesday 3 November

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Performance matters—voice, body language, and impact', 9.15 a.m.; `Dealing with stress', 9.30 a.m.; and `Voice coaching' (afternoon) (see information above).

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

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

OXFORD PHILOMUSICA piano masterclass with Christopher Elton (open to members of the University only), Denis Arnold Hall, 2 p.m.

DR K. BROWN: `The grammar of feud, the logic of terror' (Evans-Pritchard Lectures: `The structure of loyalty in revolutionary Macedonia'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

DR A. MONSUTTI: `Beyond the figures of refugee and migrant: the case of Hazara networks between Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iran' (Refugee Studies Centre: public seminars), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

G. GREEN: `Cambodian "ship cloths" and their role in community celebrations' (Oxford Asian Textile Group lecture), Pauling Centre (58 Banbury Road), 5.45 p.m. (admission for visitors £2).

PROFESSOR S. PARUSSA: `Hybridism of sounds: Primo Levi between Judaism and literature' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, 8 p.m.

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Thursday 4 November

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `The history of the University', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

PROFESSOR J. OKELY: `Gendered aspect of conflict resolution among traveller gypsies in the UK' (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 M. MCLEAN: `The "professionalisation" of university teaching: what can Habermas offer?' (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 ANDREW MOTION: ` "Public property: private property". A talk with readings' (Sir Patrick Nairne Lecture), Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's, 5 p.m.

DR S. OLIVER: `William Tyndale and the politics of grace' (Tyndale Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

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Friday 5 November

CONFERENCE: `Effets spéciaux: artifices et tours de main' (Maison Française, 9.30 a.m.–5.30 p.m.; continues tomorrow, 9.30 a.m.–5.30 p.m.).

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

N. NISBETT: `Observing Internet use in the field: young male identities and cyberspace in a Bangalore Internet café' (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: `Islamic ceramics', 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.)

D. CASAJUS: `Reopening the file on H.: poetry and memory' (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology: departmental seminars), 64 Banbury Road, 4.15 p.m.

DR C. TRIPP: `Between good and idolatry: being Sunni in Iraq' (lecture series on Iraq), College Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

C. DONNELLY and G. MESSERVY-WHITING: `Defence' (seminars on the proposed European Union Constitution), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

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Sunday 7 November

THE VERY REVD DR JOHN MOSES preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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