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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:

Inaugural Lecture. Professor N. Turok, Professor of Mathematical Physics (1967), will give his Inaugural Lecture, entitled The origins of the universe, at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 12 May, in the Babbage Lecture Theatre, New Museums Site.

Kingsley Martin Memorial Lecture. The 1998 Kingsley Martin Memorial Lecture will be given by Dr David Washbrook, of the University of Oxford, at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 13 May, in Lecture Room G. 19, Faculty of Classics, Sidgwick Avenue. His subject is: Bringing class back in: recent interpretations of modern South Asian history.

Robin Orr Lecture, 1998. The 1998 Robin Orr Lecture will take place in the University Music School, West Road, on Wednesday, 22 April 1998, at 5 p.m. Professor Reinhard Strohm, Heather Professor of Music at the University of Oxford, will lecture on The end of the Middle Ages: how did it happen in Music?

Rouse Ball Lecture, 1998. The Rouse Ball Lecture for 1998 will be given on Monday, 27 April 1998, at 12 noon in Room A of the Arts School. The Lecturer will be Professor John Conway, F.R.S., and his title is Tangles, bangles, and knots.

Sandars Lectures, 1998. The Sandars Reader in Bibliography, Mr Giles Barber, sometime Librarian, The Taylor Institution, and University Lecturer in Continental Bibliography, Oxford, Emeritus Fellow, Linacre College, Oxford, will deliver three lectures on Bibliography with rococo roses: the 1755 La Fontaine 'Fables choisies' and the arts of the book in eighteenth-century France, at 5 p.m. on Monday, 27, Tuesday, 28, and Wednesday, 29 April, in the Mill Lane Lecture-rooms.

African Studies. The Africana Forum programme for the Easter Term is as follows:

28 April Appropriation and expropriation: European artists and African art, by Dennis Duerden.
 5 May African artists: looking forwards, looking backwards, by John Picton, of SOAS.
11 May Agonised fragments: indigenist struggles in South Africa and Australia, by Lester Rigney, of the Flinders University of South Australia.
12 May Christianity in the arts of Ethiopia, by Tanya Tribe, of SOAS.
19 May Further into the Bush: placing and displacing power in the Daamu initiation of North West Ghana, by Cesare Poppi of the University of East Anglia.
 8 June Education, initiation, bildung: coming of age in the colonial African autobiographies, by Ralph A. Austen, of the University of Chicago.

All seminars will take place in the SPS Committee Room, New Museums Site, Free School Lane, at 5 p.m. with the exception of the final seminar which will be at 5.30 p.m.

Architecture. Martin Centre. Lunchtime lectures are held at 12.15 p.m. on Wednesdays at 6 Chaucer Road. Lunch is available at 1.15 p.m. if ordered by the preceding Monday (tel. (3)31700).

29 April Research and Development in practice: the Essex experience, by Dr Chris French, of Essex County Council.
 6 May The tower and spire of Salisbury Cathedral, by Mr Tim Tatton-Brown, Archaeologist, Salisbury Cathedral.
13 May Computer-based sketch design, by Mr Michael Trinder, of the Martin Centre.
20 May Better briefing through innovation, by Professor Peter Barrett, of the University of Salford.
27 May Reconstructing architectural geometry, by Professor Earl Mark, of the University of Virginia.
 3 June Liturgy and architecture in the medieval parish church, by Mr Tony Baggs, of Cambridge Historic Buildings Group.

Cambridge Interdisciplinary Research Centre on Ageing (CIRCA). The first CIRCA Symposium will be held from 4.30 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, 29 April, in the Beves Room, King's College. Dr Diana Olsberg, of the University of New South Wales, will talk on Ageing and money, and Dr Emily Grundy, of King's College, London, will talk on Social resources in later life. Wine will be served following the Symposium. For further information please contact Dr Felicia Hunt (tel. 336970, e-mail fah2@cam.ac.uk).

Classics. The Cambridge Oxyrhynchus Seminar, Reputations in tatters. As part of the celebrations to mark the centenary of the publication of the first volume of Oxyrhynchus Papyri, a seminar series will be held in Room 1.04, Faculty of Classics, Sidgwick Avenue at 5.15 p.m. on Tuesdays during the Easter Term. The purpose of this interdisciplinary series will be to display the range of texts which have survived on papyrus, primarily (though not exclusively) from Oxyrhynchus, and the uses - historical, linguistic, literary, and philosophical - to which those texts may be put.

21 April Swine f(or)ever? The Boeotian superstate, 395 BCE (Hell. Ox. 16[11]), by Paul Cartledge.
28 April Some philosophical anecdotes, by David Sedley.
5 May [Greek text]: case, word order, and clitic pronouns in the papyri and beyond, by Geoff Horrocks.
12 May The fables of Babrius, by Teresa Morgan.
19 May Cratinus and others, by Colin Austin.
2 June The aetiology of Callimachus's 'Aitia', by Richard Hunter.
9 June A case study in reconstruction: the archive and family of Lucius Pompeius Niger, by Dominic Rathbone.

Further information is available from Dr Richard Hunter (Pembroke College, Cambridge, CB2 1RF, e-mail: rlh10@cus.cam.ac.uk) or Dr Dorothy Thompson (Girton College, Cambridge, CB3 0JG, e-mail: djt17@cus.cam.ac.uk).

Earth Sciences. Seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Harker Room, Department of Earth Sciences, Downing Street, as follows:

28 April Neotectonics of northwest China: insights into the India-Asia collision, by Dr Mark Allen, of the Cambridge Arctic Shelf Programme.
12 May Columbia - tectonics, hydrocarbon systems, and mass suicide, by Dr Rod Graham, of Monument Oil and Gas.

English. The 1988 Judith E. Wilson Poetry Lecture will be given on Wednesday, 6 May, at 5 p.m. in the Lady Mitchell Hall, Sidgwick Avenue, by the poet Eavan Boland, with the title of The lost poet.

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

24 April The planning and control of prehension movements, by Steve Jackson, of the University of Wales, Bangor.
 1 May Infant pointing: developing joint attention and communication, by Fabia Franco, of Middlesex University.
 8 May Comparative psychology of attentional orienting, by Verity Brown, of the University of St Andrews.
15 May How birds see the world: visual images for the bird brain, by Marion Dawkins, of the University of Oxford.

Geography. Seminars will be held at 4.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Seminar Room, Department of Geography, Downing Place, as follows:

23 April Innovation, creativity, and the city, by Professor Peter Hall, of University College London.
30 April Nuclear OACs: the final frontier, by Professor Andrew Blowers, of the Open University.
7 May Into the light: the Paris sewers and the rationalization of urban space, by Dr Matthew Gandy, of University College London.
14 May Reflections of a reluctant geographer: air-earth-water and society, by Dr Bryon Bache.

Land Economy. The 1998 Denman Lecture will be given by Professor Daniel W. Bromley, of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, at 5.30 p.m. in the McCrum Lecture Theatre, Corpus Christi College, on Wednesday, 6 May. The title of Professor Bromley's Lecture is Transitions to a new political economy: law and economics reconsidered. Drinks will be served following the Lecture.

Latin-American Studies. Open seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Mondays in Room 5, History Faculty Building, West Road, as follows:

 4 May Amazonian Caboclo society and the doctrine of 'tropical nastiness', by Dr Stephen Nugent, of Goldsmiths College, London.
11 May 'The right granted her by law': women, the home, and modernization of patriarchy in Mexican family law, by Dr Ann Varley, of University College London.
18 May A cultural comparison between British and Brazilian scientific thought, by Dr Elaine B. Morais Falcão, of the Centre of Latin-American Studies.
25 May Comparative and theoretical perspectives on popular insurgency in Mexico, 1810-1821, by Professor Eric Van Young, of the University of California, San Diego.

Information is also available on the Centre's www page at http://www.mml.cam.ac.uk/clas/.

Lauterpacht Research Centre for International Law. Seminars will be held at 12.45 p.m. on Fridays, at 5 Cranmer Road, accompanied by a sandwich lunch courtesy of Messrs Ashurst Morris Crisp.

24 April Seeing 'Delgamuukw' from below: is there a new environment for aboriginal treaty making in Canada?, by Professor Bob Anderson, Visiting Fellow, Corpus Christi College.
1May Trade versus the environment? Current issues, by Professor Tom Schoenbaum, of the University of Georgia and LRCIL, and Dr Louise de la Lafayette, of the University of Southampton.
8 May Effectiveness of international economic law in the global economy: Parsifal's quest or a global illusion?, by Professor T. W. Waelde, Director, Centre for Petroleum and Minerals Law and Policy, University of Dundee.

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

29 April Dimitrios Vikelas in the Diaspora: memory, character formation, and language, by Professor Dimitris Tziovas, of the University of Birmingham.
6 May Variations on a theme: Cavafy rewrites his own poems, by Professor Peter Mackridge, of St Cross College, Oxford.

MRC Cambridge Centre for Brain Repair and the Parke-Davis Neuroscience Research Centre. Distinguished Lecture Series in the Neurosciences. The following lecture will be given in the Large Seminar Room, Institute of Public Health, Forvie Site, Robinson Way (adjacent to the Addenbrooke's Hospital site), at 5 p.m. on Monday, 11 May: Optical approaches to the analysis of synaptic plasticity in the hippocampus, by Dr T. V. P. Bliss, of the National Institute for Medical Research.

Refreshments will be served following the lecture.

Oriental Studies. Japan Research Centre. In anticipation of the Emperor of Japan's visit to Britain in May, a special seminar on the Japanese Monarchy will be held from 3 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 13 May, in the Sorimachi Room, Faculty of Oriental Studies, Sidgwick Avenue. The speakers will be as follows: Professor Ben-Ami Shillony, of The Hebrew University, who will talk on Divinity and gender: the riddle of the Japanese Emperor, and Dr Kenneth Ruoff, of Harvard University, who will talk on Foundation Day (Kigensetsu; Kenkoku Kinenbi) in Imperial and Post-War Japan, 1936-present.

Post-Soviet States in Transition Programme, Sidney Sussex College. The following seminar will be held at 5.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 6 May, in the Old Library, Sidney Sussex College: The reconstruction of Armenian identity in the post-Soviet period, by Marina Kurkchiyan, of Yerevan State University.

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).

24 April Editing a journal - some anecdotes, tales, and advice for authors and referees, by Drs Tony Johnson and David Machin, of the MRC Biostatistics Unit and Cancer Trials Office.
 1 May Practical Bayes in clinical trials: a real example, by Dr Max Parmar, of the Cancer Trials Office.
 8 May Global poliomyelitis eradication, the last hurdle; the problem of OPV transmissibility, by Professor Paul Fine, of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
15 May Trials in the elderly, by Dr Colin Borland and Ms Sarah Burch, of Hinchingbrooke Hospital.
22 May What can epidemiology tell us about prevention in Alzheimer's disease and other dementias?, by Dr Carol Brayne, of the Department of Community Medicine.
 5 June Personality disorder: its early dawn status so far as epidemiology and public health research is concerned, by Professor Anthony Mann, of the Institute of Psychiatry, London.

The IPH also runs a weekly Discussion Group. For further details please contact Nick Wainwright on (3)30396.

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Cambridge University Reporter, 22 April 1998
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