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Announcement of lectures and seminars

The following lectures and seminars will be open to members of the University and others who are interested:

Leslie Stephen Lecture. The Vice-Chancellor gives notice that the 1997 Leslie Stephen Lecture will be delivered by Professor Roger Scruton, whose subject will be Hearing and over-hearing: the moral significance of Pop.

 The Lecture will be given in the Senate-House at 5.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 25 November.

Ronald Popperwell Memorial Lecture. Professor Bjørn Hemmer will deliver the Ninth Ronald Popperwell Memorial Lecture, entitled Ibsen our contemporary? at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 12 November, in Room 3 of the Lecture Block, Sidgwick Avenue.

Divinity. Dr Christopher Tuckett, of the University of Oxford, will speak at an open meeting of the New Testament Seminar at 2.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 11 November, in the Lightfoot Room at the Divinity School, St John's Street. His talk is entitled: The Gospel of Thomas: 50 years on.

History and Philosophy of Science. The Fourth Delta Lecture, entitled Shifting scales, will be given by Dr Otto Sibum, of the Max-Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin, at 4 p.m. (tea at 3.45 p.m.) on Wednesday, 19 November, in the Seminar Room, Science Museum, Exhibition Road, London. The Delta Lecture series is jointly organized by the Museum of the History of Science, Oxford; the Whipple Museum of the History of Science, Cambridge; and the South Kensington Institute for the History of Technology.

Cambridge Historiography Group. Meetings will be held at 8 p.m. on the following Wednesdays in the Old Library, Darwin College:

 5 November Discussion of his 'Original meanings' (English version of his 'Significati originari', in A. La Vergata and A. Pagnini, eds., Storia della filosofia, storia della scienza: saggi in onore di Paolo Rossi, Firenze 1995), by Professor Nick Jardine.
19 November Discussion of her Making textbooks: translation and culture in Ackermann's cathechisms of natural sciences, by Ms Eugenia Roldán Vera.
 3 December Discussion of his Bearing the heavens: books and the communication of astronomy, by Mr Adam Mosley.

PSY Studies. The remaining seminars for this term will be held at 5 p.m. on the following Wednesdays, in Seminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, Free School Lane.

12 November German psychiatry before Freud, or the lost art of composing a culture, by Ms Cheryce Kramer, of the Wellcome Institute.
26 November At the limits of education: the institution of analysis, by Professor Jacqueline Rose, of Queen Mary and Westfield College, London.

Wellcome Unit for History of Medicine. Medieval and Renaissance Programme. The final seminars on Medicine and society in Medieval and Renaissance Europe will be held at 5 p.m. on the following Tuesdays in Seminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, Free School Lane.

11 November The Black Death in England: the effect on the arts, by Dr Phillip Lindley, of the University of Leicester.
25 November 'Leaves on the Tree of Charity': the hospital nurse in the later middle ages, by Dr Carole Rawcliffe, of the University of East Anglia.

Early Modern Programme. The final seminars on Medicine and Society in Early Modern Europe will be held at 5 p.m. on the following Mondays in Seminar Room 1.

17 November English perceptions of the Italian hospital, 1500-1800, by Dr Edward Cheney, of the University of Southampton.
 1 December Nothing to do with practice. A sociological approach to anatomical knowledge in the Renaissance, by Professor Andrea Carlino, of the University of Geneva.

Tea is served before each seminar at 4.30 p.m.

Newton Institute. Seminars aimed at a general scientific audience will be held at 5 p.m. on the following Mondays in Seminar Room 1, Newton Institute, 20 Clarkson Road:

10 November Virtual knot theory, by Professor Louis Kauffman, of the University of Illinois and IHES.
24 November Cat maps - classical, quantum, and semiclassical, by Professor Jonathan Keating, of the University of Bristol and the Newton Institute.
1 December Topological quantum numbers and precision measurements, by Professor David Thouless, of the University of Washington and the Newton Institute.

Tea will be served from 4.30 p.m.

Oriental Studies. Japan Research Centre Seminar. Professor F. Sueki, of the University of Tokyo, will give a seminar in English on New approaches to the study of Kamakura Buddhism, at 4 p.m. on Thursday, 13 November, in the Sorimachi Memorial Room, Faculty of Oriental Studies, Sidgwick Avenue.

Pathology. Professor David W. Holden, of the Hammersmith Hospital, will give a Tea Club Lecture on Discovery and functional analysis of bacterial pathogenicity genes, at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 18 November, in the Main Lecture Theatre, Department of Pathology, Tennis Court Road. Tea will be served at 4.30 p.m. in the canteen.

Institute of Public Health. Bradford Hill Seminar Series. Seminars will be held at 1 p.m. prompt on Fridays in the Large Seminar Room, 1st Floor, Institute of Public Health, University Forvie Site, Robinson Way (Parke-Davis Site).

21 November Research in the organization and management of health care, by Professor Sandra Dawson.
28 November Scenario analysis of returns to health technology assessment: an example for hormone replacement therapy, by Dr Joy Townsend, of the University of Hertfordshire.
 5 December Cholesterol lowering trials in their epidemiological context, by Professor Rory Collins, of the University of Oxford.

IPH Discussion Groups. Seminars will be held at 1 p.m. prompt on Tuesdays in the Large Seminar Room, 1st Floor, Institute of Public Health.

18 November Measuring physical activity, by Nick Wareham.
25 November Some methodological issues in screening evaluation, by Stephen Duffy, BSU.
 2 December Evaluation of enhanced community health services for older people, by Suan Goh.

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Cambridge University Reporter, 5th November 1997
Copyright © 1997 The Chancellor, Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambridge.