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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 Gisela Striker, Laurence Professor of Ancient Philosophy, will give her Inaugural Lecture, entitled Scepticism as a kind of philosophy, at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 19 May, in the Little Hall, Sidgwick Avenue.
Eddington Memorial Lecture, 1999. The Rt. Hon. the Lord Hoffmann will deliver the 1999 Eddington Memorial Lecture, entitled Law and the scarcity of medical resources, at 5.30 p.m. on Friday, 7 May, in the Lady Mitchell Hall, Sidgwick Avenue.
Rouse Ball Lecture, 1999. The Rouse Ball Lecture for 1999 will be given at 12 noon on Wednesday, 5 May, in Room A of the Arts School. The Lecturer will be Professor N. Trefethen and his title is Scientific computing: the finite, the infinite, and the future.
Sandars Lectures, 1999. The Sandars Reader in Bibliography, Dr Patricia Donlon, Former Director, National Library of Ireland, Member of the Royal Irish Academy, will deliver three lectures, entitled In fairyland: Irish illustrators of children's books, at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 6, Monday, 10, and Thursday, 13 May, in the Morison Room, University Library.
Astronomy. Cambridge Astrophysics Colloquia will be held in the RGO Common Room, Madingley Road, on Thursdays at 4.30 p.m., preceded by tea at 4 p.m.
|29 April||Large scale structure in the radio universe, by Professor D. Helfand, of Columbia University.|
|6 May||Star formation in stellar clusters, by Dr I. Bonnell.|
|13 May||The host galaxies of AGN and their cosmological evolution, by Dr J. Dunlop, of the University of Edinburgh.|
|20 May||Towards direct spectroscopic detection of hot Jupiters, by Dr A. Collier-Cameron, of the University of St Andrews.|
|27 May||The nature of ultra-luminous infrared galaxies, by Dr R. Genzel, of Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik.|
|3 June||Lensing by large-scale structure, by Dr P. Schneider, of Max-Planck-Institut für Astrophysik.|
|10 June||Radio signatures of HI at high redshift: mapping the end of the Dark Age, by Dr P. Madau.|
Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure. Seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Cambridge Group Library, 27 Trumpington Street, as follows:
|10 May||Smallpox in British India: levels, trends, and patterns, by Jayant Banthia, of the London School of Economics.|
|17 May||Allotments, rural unrest, and poor relief policies in early nineteenth-century Cambridgeshire, by Byung Song.|
|24 May||The 1918-19 influenza pandemic: mortality by age and sex, by Chris Langford, of the London School of Economics.|
|7 June||Poverty and the parish: the nuances of welfare provision in early modern England, by Richard Adair.|
|14 June||Family forms in Tang China, 618-907 AD, by Tim Liao, of the University of Illinois.|
|21 June||Counting sheep: flock management and productivity at Wisbech Barton, 1304-1430, by David Stone, of Queens' College.|
|28 June||The economic world of the Bohemian serf, c.1580-1700, by Sheilagh Ogilvie, of the Faculty of Economics and Politics.|
Centre for Jewish-Christian Relations. Seminars are held on Wednesdays at 2 p.m. at the Centre for Jewish-Christian Relations, Wesley House, Jesus Lane.
|21 April||Problems facing religion in Russia today, by Father Oliver McTernan.|
|5 May||The search for the land of Israel: from the Bible to the eve of the Millennium, by Dr Colin Schindler.|
|12 May||The future of the Council of Christians and Jews, by Sr Margaret Shepherd.|
Clinical Veterinary Medicine. Tea Clubs are held on Wednesdays at 4.30 p.m. in the Main Lecture Theatre at the Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine, Madingley Road. Tea is served at 4 p.m. in the Senior Common Room.
|21 April||Structure biology of foot and mouth disease virus - the hit and run parasite, by Dr A. King, of the Institute for Animal Health, Pirbright Laboratory, Surrey.|
|5 May||Extending the scope of rights - do animals have any?, by Dr J. Altham, of the Faculty of Philosophy.|
|19 May||Towards a vaccine for bovine tuberculosis, by Dr R. G. Hewinson, of the Veterinary Laboratories Agency, New Haw, Surrey.|
|2 June||Protein inclusions in neurodegenerative diseases, by Dr M. G. Spillantini, of the MRC Brain Repair Centre.|
|16 June||Pyruvate kinase deficiency in the cat: an unusual defect in RNA processing, by Dr B. Skelly, of the Royal Veterinary College, London.|
Divinity and Cambridge Theological Federation. The 1999 Federation-Faculty Lecture will be given by the Rt Revd Rowan Williams, Bishop of Monmouth, at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 4 May, in the Rank Room, Wesley House, Jesus Lane. The title of the lecture is The ethic of biblical interpretation.
Earth Sciences. Seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Harker Room, Department of Earth Sciences, Downing Street, as follows:
|4 May||Fluids in the Earth's interior, by Dr Hans Keppler, of the University of Bayreuth.|
|11 May||Remagnetization processes in the ORS, by Dr Peter Turner, of the University of Birmingham.|
|18 May||Eukaryote biomarkers in Archaean shales: implications for oxygen, iron, and evolution, by Dr Roger Buick, of the University of Sydney.|
Geography. Seminars will be held at 4.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Seminar Room, Department of Geography, Downing Site, as follows:
|22 April||Competing conceptions of globalization, by Dr Leslie Sklair, of the London School of Economics.|
|29 April||All coherence gone: time, culture, environment, by Professor Ian Simmons, of the University of Durham.|
|13 May||Metaphor and language in ecology and biogeography: from mechanics to Malibu!, by Professor Philip Stott, of the School of Oriental and African Studies, London.|
Land Economy. The first three seminars of the Easter Term will be held in the Conference Room, Department of Land Economy, in the basement of 19 Silver Street, as follows:
|21 April (at 5 p.m.)||The role of clusters in regional development: the Scottish case, by Ron Botham, of Scottish Enterprise.|
|23 April (at 1 p.m.)||Trade agreements and trade disputes: current trends and future possibilities, by J. J. Van Sickle, of the University of Florida.|
|28 April (at 1 p.m.)||Enforcing political responsibility in the provision of public services, by John Barratt.|
Lauterpacht Research Centre for International Law. To inaugurate the co-operation between the Lauterpacht Research Centre for International Law and the Centre de Droit International de Nanterre a conference debate on Bombing, banning, and taxing: issues of unilateralism in a multilateral world will be given by Professor James Crawford, SC, Whewell Professor of International Law, Director of the Lauterpacht Research Centre for International Law, and Professor Alain Pellet, of the University of Paris X-Nanterre, Director of the Centre de Droit International de Nanterre, from 4 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 21 April, at 5 Cranmer Road, followed by drinks.
Seminars will be held at 12.30 p.m. on Fridays, unless otherwise stated, at 5 Cranmer Road, accompanied by a sandwich lunch courtesy of Messrs Ashurst Morris Crisp.
|23 April||Enforcing international law: from state to individual responsibility, by Professor Rene Provost, of McGill University, Montreal.|
|30 April||The role of international institutions in the management of the international economy: the debt crisis, development and beyond, by Professor Rumu Sarkar, of Georgetown University, Attorney, Office of the General Counsel, US AID.|
|7 May||The 'bananas' dispute: law versus policy in the World Trade Organisation, by Peter Morrison, of Clifford Chance, London, formerly Legal Adviser, GATT Secretariat.|
|14 May, at 12 a.m.*||The jurisprudence of international environmental law, by Cairo Robb, General Editor, International Environmental Law Reports.|
* Please note the earlier start time for this talk, which will mark the launch of the International Environmental Law Reports.
The Martin Centre. The Martin Centre for Architectural and Urban Studies holds lunch-time seminars at 12.15 p.m. on Wednesdays at 6 Chaucer Road. Lunch (price £1.50) is available at 1.15 p.m. if ordered by the preceding Monday (tel. 331700).
|28 April||Christopher Wren's first design for St Paul's Cathedral after the Great Fire, by Dr Gordon Higgott, of English Heritage.|
|5 May||Nature of Architecture, by Professor Sir Colin St John Wilson.|
|12 May||Passive downdraught evaporative cooling in non-domestic buildings, by Dr Darren Robinson.|
|19 May||The political uses of history in the urban landscape, by Dr Gerry Kearns, of the Department of Geography.|
|26 May||Preserving the vernacular: 1920 or 2020, by Dr Nick Hall, of South Bank University.|
|2 June||Adaptive behaviour and thermal comfort: a field study in office buildings in Lisbon, by Mr Manuel Correia Guedes.|
Modern Greek. The following open lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in Room 1.02 of the Faculty of Classics, Sidgwick Avenue.
|28 April||Greek Cypriot cultural identity: a question of the 'élite' or of the whole people?, by Professor Pavlos Tzermias, of the University of Fribourg.|
|5 May||Lyricism and modernity: on Zoe Karelli, by Dr Marianna Spanaki, of the University of Birmingham.|
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.
|26 April||Does the large scale determine the small scale in turbulent flows?, by Professor Heinz Kreiss, of the University of California at Los Angeles (IMA Distinguished Lecture).|
|10 May||The point of Stokes highest wave, by Professor John Toland, of the University of Bath.|
|17 May||Symplectic 4-manifolds, by Professor Dusa McDuff of the State University of New York (Hardy Lecture, London Mathematical Society).|
|14 June||Mixing, turbulence, and rigour, by Professor Peter Constantin, of the University of Chicago.|
Oriental Studies. Centre of Middle Eastern Studies. The eighth John Bennett Memorial Lecture, entitled Why no arms conflict over water in the Middle East? Historical and contemporary perspectives, will be given by Professor Tony Allan, of the School of Oriental and African Studies, at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 18 May, in the Benson Hall, Magdalene College.
Centre for Modern Hebrew Studies. The following lecture will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 28 April, in Room 9, Faculty of Oriental Studies, Sidgwick Avenue: Gazing at the bee - the poetry of Leah Goldberg, by Dr O. Yeglin, of Tel Aviv University.
The first Japanese Studies Seminar for the Easter Term will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Monday, 26 April, in the Sorimachi Memorial Room (Room 13) of the Faculty of Oriental Studies, Sidgwick Avenue, when Professor Richard Smethurst, of the University of Pittsburgh, will talk on The nineteenth-century roots of Japanese fiscal policy during the Great Depression.
Social and Political Studies and English. Lectures under the general title Race, class, and identity will be held at 5 p.m. on the following dates in Pembroke College.
|21 April||History, context, violence: the long and short of Hindu Fundamentalism, by Arjun Appadurai (in the Old Library).|
|29 April||Framin' Fundamentalism, by Bobby Sayid (in Room N7).|
|5 May||Minority movements and ideologies of indigenism, by Chetan Bhatt (in Room N7).|
Further details are available from Dr Ato Quayson, Faculty of English, or Dr Dhooleka Sarhadi Raj, Centre of South Asian Studies.
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Cambridge University Reporter, 21 April 1999
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