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I gave a mini-course on the arithmetic of del Pezzo surfaces at the conference Arithmetic of Surfaces in
October 2010. I prepared some lecture notes to accompany the
mini-course. The first two lectures were ''chalkboard talks''. For the last lecture I used slides for reasons that will be apparent if you look at the last few