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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:

Stanton Lectures. The Stanton Lectures will be given by Dr Janet Martin Soskice at 5 p.m. in the Divinity School on the following dates: 19 and 26 January, 2, 9, 16, and 23 February, and 2 March. The general title for the series is Naming the Christian God.

Biochemistry. Lunch-time talks will be given at 1 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Lecture Theatre, Department of Biochemistry New Building, Tennis Court Road.

14 January Structural classification of protein superfamilies, by Professor Sir Tom Blundell.
21 January Retention and sorting in the Golgi, by Dr Sean Munro, of the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge.
28 January Transcription and regulation by stress-activated MAP kinase pathways, by Dr Nic Jones, of the ICRF Laboratories, London.
 4 February Structure and evolution of a family of right-handed beta-helix proteins, by Dr Richard Pickersgill, of the Institute of Food Research, Reading.
11 February Bacterial suntans and 'mad' monarchs: the molecular basis of light-induced gene expression, by Professor David Hodgson, of the University of Warwick.
18 February DNA structure checkpoints: DNA damage and cell cycle specificity, by Dr Antony Carr, of the MRC Cell Mutation Unit, Sussex.
 4 March The future of antibiotics: drug design and strategy, by Professor Ian Chopra, of the University of Leeds.
11 March Understanding metabolism: the changed perspective from metabolic control analysis, by Dr David Fell, of Oxford Brookes University.

The Alkis Seraphim Memorial Lecture will be given by Professor Chris Higgins, of the Institute of Molecular Medicine, on ABC transporters, channels and channel regulators, at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 25 February, in the Lecture Theatre, Department of Biochemistry New Building.

Centre for Family Research. Lunchtime Seminars will be held at 12.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in Room 606, Centre for Family Research, Free School Lane.

20 January Childhood neglect/abuse and adult depression: exploring family context, by Dr Toni Bifulco, of Royal Holloway, University of London.
27 January Towards evidence based social work practice: using research in a national childcare charity, by Ms Eva Lloyd, of Barnardo's.
 3 February Understanding health in (Post-)Communism, by Dr Peggy Watson. This seminar is jointly organized with the Cambridge Committee for Russian and East European Studies.
10 February Replication and mutation: professional, public and media perspectives on the social aspects of the new genetics, by Dr Sarah Cunningham-Burley, of the University of Edinburgh.
24 February Understanding families: children's accounts of family, kinship and significant others, by Dr Ginny Morrow, of LSE.
 3 March Theatre for development in Mexico and Venezuela, by Ms Lisa Brown.
10 March Understanding social inequality: using the Cambridge Scale, by Dr Ken Prandy.

Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure. Seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Cambridge Group Library, 27 Trumpington Street, as follows:

26 January An examination of age at marriage and changes in the provision of poor relief: Banbury, Oxfordshire, 1790-1834, by Dr Sharon Lauricella.
 9 February Infant mortality in 'laundryland': Kensington, 1890-1914, by Dr Graham Mooney and Dr Andrea Tanner, of the University of London.
23 February Migration, maps and regionalism: some preliminary findings from the Nineteenth-Century Census Project, by Dr Kevin Schürer, of the University of Essex.
 9 March Long term changes in rural social stratification: the Northern Bohemian lands c. 1350-1650, by Dr Markus Cerman, of the University of Vienna.

Earth Sciences. Seminars will be held in the Harker Room at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays, except for the seminars on 21 January (Wednesday, at 3 p.m.) and 9 February (Monday, at 5 p.m.). Wine will be served from 4.30 p.m.

13 January SHRIMP U-Pb age-determinations for Ediacaran faunas from the Ukraine and Newfoundland, by Professor William Compston, of the Australian National University.
21 January The dwarfing of dinosaurs by Professor David Weishampel of Johns Hopkins University. NOTE this Seminar will start at 3 p.m.
27 January Controls on sedimentary organic matter preservation in the Arabian Sea, by Dr Greg Cowie, of the University of Edinburgh.
 3 February A new approach to Upper Carboniferous deltas using sequence stratigraphy, by Dr Gary Hampson, of Imperial College, London.
 9 February New era of experimental geophysics and geochemistry, by Dr David H. K. Mao, of the Carnegie Institution, Washington.
17 February Crustal-scale structural geometries of the Chicxulub impact from BIRPS seismic reflection profiles, by Dr David Snyder.
24 February Fault growth rates in extensional settings: observations, models, and implications, by Dr Patience Cowie, of the University of Edinburgh.
 3 March Quantifying the incompleteness of the fossil record: assessing the rapidity of mass extinctions, by Dr Charles Marshall, of UCLA.
10 March The Montserrat crisis: a medical view of volcanic hazards, by Dr Peter Baxter.

English. A special series of seminar talks on book history, reading, and cultural formation, under the general title The reading nation in the romantic period, by William St Clair, F.B.A., F.R.S.L., Visiting Fellow Commoner, Trinity College, will be held on Wednesdays, at 5 p.m., in the Lecture Block, Room 3, Sidgwick Avenue.

14 January The Explosion of reading in the romantic period: copyright, prices, and the determinants of access to books.
21 January Who read what? Canons, print runs, collective reading, and reading constituencies.
28 January The poets and the pirates: illegal publishing. The impact of Shelley and Byron.
 4 February Individual reading: reception and dissemination.
11 February At the boundaries: cross-overs between the oral and reading cultures, chapbooks, tracts, and popular literature.
18 February Women's reading: gendered reading, cultural anxieties, the impact of Wollstonecraft, self-made books, and gift books.
25 February Outcomes and impacts: the romantic authors in Victorian times. Provisional conclusions on the connexions between reading and cultural formation. Possible models for a history of reading.

Experimental Psychology. Zangwill Club Seminars are held at 4.30 p.m. on Fridays in the Lecture Theatre on the ground floor of the Department of Experimental Psychology, Downing Site, unless otherwise stated. Tea and cakes will be served in the first floor Seminar Room, from 4 p.m.

16 January Why adult neuropsychology is the wrong model for understanding developmental disorders, by Dr Annette Karmiloff-Smith, of the MRC Cognitive Development Unit, London.
23 January What, if anything, do we know about the evolution of the human mind?, by Dr Robert Foley.
30 January Culture, biology and religion, by Professor Robert Hinde.
 6 February Motor activation and inhibition elicited by subliminal stimuli, by Dr Martin Eimer.
13 February Darwin dismissed: Why his book on Expression was ignored for nearly a century, by Professor Paul Ekman, of the University of California Medical School, San Francisco. This is a joint meeting with Zoology, and will be held in the Main Lecture Theatre of the Department of Zoology, New Museums Site, Downing Street.
20 February Young children's theory of mind and its relation to their success in school, by Dr Janet Astington, of the University of Toronto.
27 February Listening to two things at once - with and without a cochlear implant, by Dr Bob Carlyon.
 6 March Consciousness and Free Will, by Dr Donald Laming.

French. Early Modern Seminars will be held at 8.30 p.m. on Tuesdays, in Flat C, Newnham Cottage, Harvey Court, Queen's Road. Parking is available on site for the evening of each seminar.

20 January '…of one language, and one speech'? La Fontaine's talking animals, by Dr Jill Jondorf.
 3 February History and methodology, group discussion starting from Roger Chartier's Texts, Printing, Reading.
17 February Reading pictures in 'Jacques le Fataliste', by Dr Nicholas Cronk, of Oxford University.
 3 March Language and power, group discussion.

History and Philosophy of Science. Departmental Seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Thursdays in Seminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, Free School Lane. Tea is available from 4 p.m. in Seminar Room 1.

15 January E. J. Marey and the early French Third Republic: 'Politique expérimentale' and the politics of experiment, by Dr Robert Brain, of Harvard University.
22 January Popularizing mathematics a hundred years ago, by Dr Jeremy Gray, of the Open University.
29 January 'Ideas so monstrous that reason shrinks before them with a shudder': critical idealism and formative forces in Kant, by Professor Catherine Wilson, of the University of Alberta.
5 February Leibnizian analysis: methodology and mathematics, by Professor Emily Grosholz, of Pennsylvania State University.
12 February Divide and conquer: Roman land-division in the first century AD, by Dr Serafina Cuomo.
19 February Kepler's solution to the problem of realist celestial mechanics, by Dr Rhonda Martens, of the University of Chicago.
26 February Creating a 'public' Nature and a 'professional' Nature: the new museum idea in German natural history, by Professor Lynn Nyhart, of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
5 March The authentic self in post-war American psychiatry, by Professor Elizabeth Lunbeck, of Princeton University.
12 March Flamsteed's stars: presentation of a newly published collection of essays on the life, work and legacy of John Flamsteed, edited by Frances Willmoth, by Dr Frances Willmoth, and by Dr Jim Bennett, of the University of Oxford.

Cambridge Historiography Group. Meetings under the general title History of the book/history of the sciences, will be held at 8 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Old Library, Darwin College:

21 January Discussion of his 'Testimony and proof in early modern Europe', by Mr Richard Serjeantson.
4 February Discussion of her 'Reading children's books in liberal, dissenting families: an instructive and amusing example', by Ms Aileen Fyfe.
18 February Discussion of her 'Leonhart Fuchs on the importance of pictures' (Journal of the History of Ideas 58, 1997: 403-27), by Dr Sachiko Kusukawa.
4 March Discussion of her 'Much held in a narrow room: natural philosophy and the limits of knowledge in a footnote by Edmund Law', by Dr Marina Frasca-Spada.

Cabinet Of Natural History. The Cambridge Group for the History of Natural History and the Environmental Sciences meets at 1 p.m. on Mondays, in Seminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

19 January Forging nature at the Republican museum, by Dr Emma Spary, of the University of Warwick.
26 January Cross-cultural encounters: the co-production of science and literature in mid-Victorian periodicals, by Dr Paul White.
2 February Culture, reason, and the problem of progress in the 'Origin of Species', by Mr Greg Radick.
9 February Wonderful collections or cabinets of taxonomy: a contemporary view of early English museums, by Dr Ken Arnold, of the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, London.
16 February Representing the invisible. Disease and national health in a German exhibition of 1903, by Dr Sybilla Nikolow, of the University of Bielefeld.
23 February Basic instinct: biology and Anglo-American literature in the early twentieth century, by Ms Charlotte Sleigh.
2 March The man who did not want to weigh himself: fatness, temperance and longevity in eighteenth-century England, by Ms Lucia Dacome.
9 March Jarring bodies: on the question of ownership of extraordinary anatomies, by Professor Alice D. Dreger, of Michigan State University.

Psy Studies (History of Psychiatry, Psychology, Psychoanalysis and Allied Sciences). Seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in Seminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science. Tea is available from 4.45 p.m.

21 January Guides to self-presentation in Victorian England, by Dr Emm Barnes.
4 February Coded minds, chemical souls: how to write the history of biological and genetic psychiatry, by Professor Nik Rose, of Goldsmiths College, London.
18 February Bereavement and mourning in twentieth-century Russia, by Dr Cathy Merridale.
25 February Schreber as linguist, by Dr Zvi Lothane, of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York.

Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine

Medieval and Renaissance Programme

A series of seminars on Medicine and society in Medieval and Renaissance Europe will be held on Tuesdays at 5 p.m. in Seminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, Free School Lane.

20 January Galen goes to heaven: Renaissance biographical accounts of Galen, 1330-1660, by Professor Vivian Nutton, of the Wellcome Institute, London.
 3 February Spot the difference: Latin and vernacular medical writings, by Dr Helen Valls.
17 February Happy endings: surgical case histories in the fourteenth century, by Mr Peter Jones.
 3 March Epidemic disease in Europe, 1490-1648: crisis, crises or what?, by Dr Andrew Cunningham.
Early Modern Programme

A series of seminars on Medicine and society in Early Modern Europe will be held on Mondays at 5 p.m. in Seminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, Free School Lane.

26 January Libavius the Paracelsian? Monstrous novelties, institutions, and the norms of social virtue, by Professor Bruce Moran, of the University of Nevada, Reno.
 9 February Boerhaave's theology and the chemical elements, by MW Rina Knoeff.
23 February A new way of 'saving the phenomena': from recipe to 'historia' in early modern medicine, by Professor Gianna Pommata, of the University of Bologna.
 9 March A portrait of Paracelsus, by Dr Charles Webster, of All Souls College, Oxford.
Modern Biomedicine Programme

A series of seminars will be held on Mondays at 5 p.m. in Seminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, Free School Lane.

19 January The Medical Research Council was a mistake, by Dr Terence Kealey.
 2 February Yellow fever - the known and the lesser known aspects of experimentation on humans, by Dr Ilana Löwy, of INSERM U-158, Paris.
16 February Shaping a new field of research: investigating interferon, 1958-1965, by Mr Toine Pieters, of the University of Limburg.
 2 March The Liverpool school of medical genetics and its influence on medical genetics in the UK, by Dr Doris Zallen, of Virginia Polytechnic University.

Tea is served before each seminar at 4.30 p.m. in the Department.

Modern Greek. The following open lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in Room 1.02 of the Faculty of Classics, Sidgwick Avenue:

21 January Salonika without Jews: 1943-1950, by Dr Mark Mazower, of the University of Sussex.
28 January Light a black candle: changing notions of the individual and personal celebration in contemporary Greece, by Professor Renée Hirschon, of the University of the Aegean.
11 February Missing persons in Cyprus as Ethnomartyres, by Dr Paul Sant Cassia, of the University of Durham.
25 February The life of C. P. Cavafy and why it remains unwritten, by Dr Sarah Ekdawi, of the Queen's University, Belfast.
11 March Kazantzakis and biography, by Professor Georgia Farinou-Malamatari, of the University of Thessaloniki.

Newton Institute. Seminars aimed at a general scientific audience will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in Seminar Room 1, The Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, 20 Clarkson Road. The first seminar of this term will be held on 19 January, when Professor Alan Newell, of the University of Warwick, will talk on Semiconductor lasers and Kolmogorov spectra. Tea will be served from 4.30 p.m.

Oriental Studies. Centre for Modern Hebrew Studies. The following lectures will be held at 5 p.m. in Room 9, Faculty of Oriental Studies, Sidgwick Avenue:

27 January Fabricating Israeli history, by Professor E. Karsh, of King's College, London.
11 February Writing for the 'other': Arabic literature in Hebrew dress, by Dr A. Ela'd Bouskila, of Beit Berl College , Israel.

Physiology. Foster Club talks are held at 4.15 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Part II Lecture Theatre at the Physiological Laboratory, Downing Street. Tea and cakes will be served in the Tea Room from 3.45 p.m.

14 January A new look at energy conversion in the F1 ATP synthase, by Dr Luca Turin, of University College London.
21 January The GnRH pulse generator: the nerve centre for reproduction, by Dr Kevin T. O'Byrne, of King's College, London.
28 January The blood-brain barrier: physiology and drug delivery to the CNS, by Dr N. Joan Abbott, of King's College, London.
 4 February Surface tension and surfactants in the lung, by Dr Oliver Jenser.
11 February Lesion-induced meta-plasticity in vestibular neurones: role of the stress axis, by Dr Mayank B. Dutia, of the University of Edinburgh.
18 February Old age and death in the vessel wall, by Dr Martin R. Bennett.
25 February Targeted disruption of the murine galanin gene, by Dr David Wynick, of the University of Bristol.
 4 March New insights on the somatostatin neuropeptide family, by Professor Patrick Humphrey.
11 March The role of TGF-ß in cardiovascular protection: from cell culture to clinical studies, by Professor Jim Metcalfe.
18 March Central mechanisms of control of food intake, by Professor S. R. Bloom of the Hammersmith Hospital.
25 March The physiological role of substance P, by Dr R. G. Hill of Merck Sharp and Dohme Research Laboratories.

Scott Polar Research Institute. Lectures will be given at 8 p.m. (please note change of time) on Saturdays in the Scott Polar Research Institute, Lensfield Road. Seats will be reserved, on request, for Friends of the Institute.

24 January Svalbard and the expeditions of the Arctic Research Group, by Mr Ian Frearson, of the Arctic Research Group.
 7 February The Cretaceous greenhouse: fossil forests of Antarctica, by Dr David Cantrill, of the British Antarctic Survey.
21 February Cape Farewell Expedition, Greenland, 1996, by Mr Mike Bartle, of De Montfort University (Bedford).
 7 March The limits of endurance: the physiology of polar travel, by Dr Mike Stroud, of Southampton General Hospital.

Social Anthropology. Senior Seminars are held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Seminar Room, Department of Social Anthropology, Free School Lane. Tea will be available in the common room (second floor) from 4 p.m. onwards.

23 January Growing knowledge in Bolivip, Papua New Guinea, by Dr Tony Crook.
30 January Resourceful knowledge: innovation and gender interaction in the New Guinea Highlands, by Dr Lisette Jopsephides, of the London School of Economics.
 6 February The organization and transmission of cosmology in Melanesia and Amazonia, by Dr Harvey Whitehouse, of the Queen's University of Belfast.
13 February Teaching Indians their own culture, by Dr Stephen Hugh-Jones.
20 February A lesson in Piro beadwork: understanding style in a lived world, by Dr Peter Gow, of the London School of Economics.
27 February A Piaroa theory of practice, with an answer to Eduardo Viveiros de Castro on the matter of soul, by Professor Joanna Overing, of the University of St Andrews.
 6 March 'Exchange' and Amazonia: the anti-exchange mentality in contemporary anthropology, by Professor Eduardo Viveiros de Castro, Simón Bolivár Professor of Latin-American Studies 1997-98.

 A Public Lecture arranged jointly with the Centre of Latin-American Studies will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, 16 January, at the McDonald Institute, Downing Site, Downing Street. Dr Darrell Posey, of the Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics and Society, will talk on Learning about conservation from the Kapayo Indians of the Brazilian Amazon.

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Cambridge University Reporter, 14th January 1998
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