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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:

Cambridge Committee for Russian and East European Studies (CAMCREES). At a seminar at 5.15 p.m. on Tuesday, 9 March, in the Old JCR, Emmanuel College, Aleksandar Pavkovic, of Macquarie University, Sydney, will speak on Multiculturalism as a prelude to state fragmentation: the case of (former) Yugoslavia. Tea will be served at 5 p.m.

Cavendish Physical Society. Jacques Benveniste, M.D., of the Digital Biology Laboratory, Clamart, Paris, will give a lecture entitled Electromagnetically activated water and the puzzle of the biological signal at 4.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 10 March, in the Pippard Lecture Theatre, Cavendish Laboratory, Madingley Road. The speaker will review a variety of observations made at his laboratory suggesting that electromagnetic signals can create a biologically active form of water. An abstract of the lecture can be found at http://www.tcm.phy.cam.ac.uk/~bdj10/lectures/benveniste99.html.

Centre for Advanced Religious and Theological Studies (CARTS). Currents in World Christianity. A seminar, on the subject of African perspectives on a New Testament theology of mission, will be given by Dr Teresa Okure, SHJC, of the Catholic Institute of West Africa, at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 9 March, in the Elias Healey Rooms, Westminster College, Madingley Road. This is a joint seminar held with the Henry Martin Centre.

The Revd John England will give a seminar entitled Bamboo groves in winds from the west: indigenous faith and westernization in Asian Christian writings of the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries. The seminar will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Friday, 12 March, in the Divinity School, St John's Street.

Centre for History and Economics, King's College. Mr James Wolfensohn, President of the World Bank, will deliver a lecture entitled A new framework for development at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 4 March, in the Winstanley Lecture Hall, Trinity College.

Divinity. The Faculty of Divinity, in collaboration with the Tanner Lectures on Human Values, are pleased to announce the 1999 Yerushah Lecture to be given by Professor Peter Ochs, Professor of Modern Jewish Thought at the University of Virginia, at 5 p.m. on Monday, 8 March, in the Divinity School, St John's Street. The title of the lecture is Tradition, modernity, and the future of Jewish thought.

Slavonic Studies. Dr Maxim D. Shrayer, the author of The world of Nabokov's stories (Texas University Press, 1999), will give a lecture entitled Towards Lolita and Ada: sex and metaphysics in Nabokov's stories at 6 p.m. on Monday, 8 March, in the Allhusen Room (S Staircase, Great Court), Trinity College.

University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate and its Advisory Council for New Technologies in Assessment. A seminar on The future of computer based assessment, will be given at 4.30 p.m. on Thursday, 18 March, in the Palmerston Room, Fisher Building, St John's College, as follows:

A Cambridge view, by Professor Roger Needham, of the Microsoft Research Laboratory, Cambridge.

Speech recognition in language learning and assessment, by Professor Steve Young, of the Department of Engineering.

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Cambridge University Reporter, 3 March 1999
Copyright © 1999 The Chancellor, Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambridge.