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Board of Continuing Education: Notice

International Summer Schools 1998: Plenary lecture series

In 1998 the International Division of the Board of Continuing Education celebrates its seventy-fifth anniversary year of arranging International Summer Schools. These now bring over 1,000 visitors to the University each year for periods of study lasting from two to six weeks. At the core of each Summer School are small special study classes, usually taught by members of the University. Each programme also offers plenary lectures for all participants in that Summer School, and experts from within the University and beyond are invited to contribute to these series.

The first term of the Board of Continuing Education's sixty-third International Summer School will take place from Monday, 6 July, to Thursday, 30 July 1998. The theme for this year's plenary lecture series is Celebration, controversy, discovery. Lectures take place on weekday mornings, in the Lady Mitchell Hall. They begin promptly at 10.30 a.m., and finish at 11.30 a.m. The series is arranged for the c. 300 participants on the International Summer School, but members of the University are cordially invited to attend.

Please note: Precedence must be given to paying full participants in the programmes, and members of the University may be asked to verify their eligibility to one of the Board's staff in attendance at the lecture hall. The lectures are not open to the public. We would be grateful if those wishing to attend any of these lectures would notify us in advance. Contact details are below.

Tuesday, 7 July Introductions: the Board, the Summer School, and the plenary series, by Sir David Harrison, C.B.E.
Wednesday, 8 July The study of human societies, by Lord Runciman
Thurday, 9 July Discovery, celebration, and controversy at the Whipple Museum, by Dr Liba Taub
Friday, 10 July The Oxford and Cambridge Act - and all that jazz: Cambridge in 1923, by Dr Elisabeth Leedham-Green
Monday, 13 July The truth about science, by Professor Peter Lipton
Tuesday, 14 July Discovery: management from the past to the future, by Professor Sandra Dawson
Wednesday, 15 July The Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology: Cambridge-based, conducting research all over the world, by Dr David Phillipson
Thursday, 16 July The Bill of Rights, 1689 and 1998, by Dr Mark Goldie
Friday, 17 July Race in Britain, by Dr Sue Benson
Monday, 20 July Cambridge University Library: from papyrus to CD-Rom, by Mr Peter Fox
Tuesday, 21 July Science and the Bible, by Professor Colin Humphreys
Wednesday, 22 July Celebrating Israel or mourning Palestine? The 50th Anniversary, by Dr Yezid Sayigh
Thursday, 23 July 150 years of the Botanic Garden: changing research and changing styles, by Professor John Parker
Friday, 24 July Reporting abroad, by Kate Adie, O.B.E.
Monday, 27 July The myth of modernism, by Dr Jay Winter
Tuesday, 28 July Sequencing genomes, by Professor Michael Ashburner
Wednesday, 29 July A tour of the Universe, by Professor Andy Fabian

Additional lectures given in the evening, from 8.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m., may also be of interest to members of the University:

Wednesday, 8 July Britain in Europe: the awkward partner?, by Dr Tom Ling
Tuesday, 14 July Women and the University of Cambridge: the longest revolution, by Dr Pamela Hirsch
Tuesday, 21 July The Irish Question, by John Jackson

Further information regarding the plenary lectures for the Board's specialist Art History, History, Shakespeare, English Literature, and Medieval Studies Summer Schools is available from Sarah J. Ormrod, Director, International Programmes, Board of Continuing Education, Madingley Hall, Madingley (tel. 140-216, or e-mail sjo1001@cus.cam.ac.uk). Members of the University who might be interested in teaching on or contributing to future Summer Schools, or teaching on termly or weekend courses for the Board, are invited to contact Sarah Ormrod at the same address.

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Cambridge University Reporter, 10 June 1998
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