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The following lectures and seminars will be open to members of the University and others who are interested:
Inaugural Lecture. Professor William Horbury, Professor of Jewish and Early Christian Studies, will give his Inaugural Lecture on Christianity in ancient Jewish tradition at 5 p.m. on 4 February 1999 in Lecture Room 4 at the Divinity School, St John's Street.
Biological Anthropology. Research Seminars will be held at 4 p.m. on Wednesdays, in the Seminar Room, Level 6, Department of Biological Anthropology, Pembroke Street. The seminars will be followed by refreshments.
|27 January||Y chromosome and human history: traders of the lost ark, by Mark Thomas, of University College London.|
|3 February||Maternal-infant interactions amongst free ranging chimpanzees: the first five years, by David Gardner-Roberts.|
|10 February||Social capital, identity, and sexuality: community-level influences on HIV transmission in the southern African mines, by Cathy Campbell, of the London School of Economics.|
|17 February||Novel genetic approaches to investigating human population structure, by Bill Amos, of the Department of Zoology.|
|24 February||The meaning of race, by Kenan Malik, journalist and author.|
|3 March||Patterns of speciation in Strepsirhines and their close relatives, by Michelle Bayes, of the Institute of Zoology at the London Zoological Gardens.|
Centre for Jewish-Christian Relations. Rabbi David Goldberg will talk on Jewish-Christian relations and the state of Israel: a personal reflection at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, 3 February, at Wesley House, Jesus Lane.
Divinity. There will be two joint meetings of the Religious Studies and Teape Seminars, on 29 January and 12 February, at 2.30 p.m. in the Lightfoot Room of the Divinity School, St John's Street. Dr Martin Forward, of Wesley House, will speak on Jesus in India: an oriental Christ? and Seeing the divine in India: a body of faith and love.
Engineering. Mechanics Colloquia will be held at 2.30 p.m. on Thursdays, in Lecture Room 5, Engineering Department, Trumpington Street, as follows:
|28 January||Inertia effects in impact energy absorbing materials and structures, by S. R. Reid, of UMIST.|
|4 February||Constitutive models for ferroelectrics, by J. E. Huber.|
|11 February||Use of advanced composites in concrete, by C. J. Burgoyne.|
|18 February||Modelling the frictional behaviour of rosin, by J. Woodhouse.|
|25 February||Modelling of friction stir welding, by H. R. Shercliff.|
Further details, including abstracts, are available on the web at http://www2.eng.cam.ac.uk/~mchc-www/
History. Professor Sanjay Subrahmanyam, of l'Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris, will lecture on The empiricism of the heart: Khwaja Abdul al-Karim Kashmiri visits central and west Asia (1740s) at 8.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 2 February, in the Senior Parlour, Gonville Court, Gonville and Caius College.
Materials Science and Metallurgy. Departmental Colloquia will be held at 4.15 p.m. on Mondays in the Tower Seminar Room (T101), Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, Pembroke Street (immediately following tea).
|1 February||Flow mechanisms in silicate and other viscous liquids: the origins of glass structure, by Dr I. Farnan, of the Department of Earth Sciences.|
|15 February||The scientific journal: its past, present and future, by M. A. Mabe, of Elsevier Science Ltd, Oxford.|
|1 March||Transformation kinetics for recrystallization: can we improve upon the Avrami concept?, by Dr E. Woldt of the Institut für Werkstoffe, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany.|
Refreshments are served after the colloquia.
Newton Institute. Seminars aimed at a general scientific audience will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in Seminar Room 1, the Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, 20 Clarkson Road. Tea will be served from 4.30 p.m. and there will be an informal reception after each seminar.
|8 February||Conformal invariance and multifractality, by Professor Bertrand Duplantier, of CEA Saclay.|
|22 February||Random walks and some fractal graphs, by Professor Martin Barlow, of the University of British Columbia.|
|8 March||On the generation of vorticity at a free surface, by Professor Tom Lundgren, of the University of Minnesota.|
Institute of Public Health. Bradford Hill Seminar Series. Two seminars will be held on Tuesday, 2 February, in the Large Seminar Room, 1st Floor, Institute of Public Health, University Forvie Site, Robinson Way (Parke-Davis Site).
|12.30-1.30 p.m.||Measuring quality of life in osteoporosis, by Dr Paul Lips, of the Vrije Universiteit, the Netherlands.|
|2-3 p.m.||Geographical information systems and health research, by Professor Graham Bentham, of the University of East Anglia.|
South Asian Studies. The South Asian Seminar meets at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays (except where otherwise stated) during Full Term in the Director's Room, Centre of South Asian Studies, Laundress Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1SD.
|27 January||The Boy Scouts, social service, citizenship and patriotism in colonial India, by Mr Carey Watt.|
|Friday, 5 February||History-writing in late pre-colonial South Asia: who is afraid of it and why?, by Professor Sanjay Subrahmanyam, of l'Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris (at 2.15 p.m.).|
|10 February||Class, caste and gender: political economy of plantations in colonial Southern India, by Dr Ravi Raman, of the Centre for Development Studies, Thiruvanthapuram.|
|17 February||Political struggle and resistance by women in a squatter settlement in Dhaka, by Ms Sonya Sultan.|
|24 February||'A country of merchants and poets': the construction of Gujarati identity in the late nineteenth century, by Ms Riho Isaka.|
|3 March||Researching a revolutionary movement: the Naxalite movement in Central Bihar, by Ms Bela Bhatia.|
The Gender Forum (see p. 289) will meet at 5 p.m. on 3 February, in the McCrum Lecture Theatre, Bene't Street.
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Cambridge University Reporter, 27 January 1999
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