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Announcement of lectures and seminars, etc.

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

University Computing Service and Local Examinations Syndicate. Professor Hermann Maurer of the Technical University, Graz, will deliver a lecture entitled On handling large web sites using modern WWW systems at 4.30 p.m. on Thursday, 5 March, in the Hopkinson Lecture Theatre, New Museums Site.

English. Professor Peter Widdowson will deliver the Raymond Williams Lecture for 1998, entitled What is 'the literary'?, at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 26 February, in the Little Hall, Sidgwick Avenue.

ESRC Centre for Business Research. The following seminars, which incorporate the Labour Seminar, will be given at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays, in the Keynes Room (Lecture Room 1), Department of Applied Economics, Sidgwick Avenue.

3 March Indeterminacy, 'governmentality', and the social construction of contracts in the NHS, by Mr Rob Flynn, of the University of Salford.
10 March The impact of inflation, performance, and comparison on company wage reviews in British industry, by Mr Peter Ingram, of the University of Surrey.

Symposium on Gender Studies at Cambridge. This one-day symposium will be held from 10 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. on Saturday, 7 March 1998, in Keynes Hall, King's College. Admission is free and no registration is required. Topics and speakers will be as follows:

Panel 1, 10-11.30 a.m. A sampling of Gender Studies
Chair: Sue Benson - Social and Political Sciences
Speakers from: African Studies (Joanna Lewis); Biological Anthropology (Alison Bean); CAMPOP (Alice Reid); Criminology (Loraine Gelsthorpe); Geography (Linda McDowell); MRC (Melanie ter Borg).
Panel 2
11.45 a.m. - 1 p.m. An example of cross-disciplinary Gender Studies: the mind-body split
Chair: Janet Soskice - Divinity
Speakers from: History (Ulinka Rublack); Philosophy (Susan James); SPS (Juliet Mitchell).
1-2 p.m. Lunch, supported by King's College Research Centre
Panel 3, 2-3.15 p.m. Theorizing gender
Chair: Stephen Heath - English
Speakers from: Classics (Simon Goldhill); History (Polly O'Hanlon); Social Anthropology (Marilyn Strathern); MML (Sarah Kay).
Panel 4, 3.15-4.30 p.m. First generation/next generation: women and men at Cambridge
Chair: Maria Tippett - Churchill College
Speakers from: HPS (Paula Gould); Girton College (Kate Perry); Old Schools (Felicity Hunt).
4.30-5.30 p.m. Tea/concluding discussion: where do we go from here?

For more information please contact one of the ad hoc organizing group: S. James, Girton College; M. Lane, King's College; J. Mitchell, Jesus College; U. Rublack, St John's College.

Palaeontological Association Review Seminar. This one-day seminar on 'Molecular phylogeny' will be held under the auspices of the Department of Earth Sciences, on Wednesday, 4 March, in the Tilley Lecture Theatre, Department of Earth Sciences, Downing Street.


10.30 a.m. Coffee, Coffee Room
11 a.m. Welcome by Professor I. N. McCave (Head of Department)
11.10 a.m. An updated molecular phylogeny of the Metazoa: implications for understanding the 'Cambrian explosion', by Andre Adoutte, of Laboratoire de Biologie Cellulaire, Université de Paris Sud.
11.50 a.m. Developmental genetics and arthropod phylogeny, by Mike Akam, of the Department of Zoology.
12.30 a.m. Integrating morphological and molecular evidence, by Andrew Smith, of the Natural History Museum, London.
 2.30 p.m. Insights into character evolution gained by analysing molecular and morphological data separately, by Charles Marshall, of the University of California, Los Angeles, and the Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC.
 3.10 p.m. Pleistocene settlement of the Pacific: evidence from mitochondrial DNA, by Erika Hagelberg, of the Department of Genetics.
 3.50 p.m. Molecular phylogeny: the way forward, by Simon Conway Morris, of the Department of Earth Sciences.
 4.30 p.m. Concluding discussion.

Slavonic Studies. Professor E. Anisimov, of the University of St Petersburg, will give a lecture entitled The Petrine reforms and their consequences at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 5 March, in Room 12, Raised Faculty Building, Sidgwick Avenue Site. The lecture will be in Russian.

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Cambridge University Reporter, 25th February 1998
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