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The following lectures and seminars will be open to members of the University and others who are interested:
Inaugural Lectures. Professor Richard Evans, Professor of Modern History, will give his Inaugural Lecture, entitled The myth of the Second World War, at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 3 May, in Lecture Theatre LG19, Faculty of Law, West Road.
Professor Rosamond McKitterick, Professor of Medieval History, will give her Inaugural Lecture, entitled History and its audiences, at 5 p.m. on Monday, 15 May, in Room 3, Mill Lane Lecture Rooms.
Professor Graham Stanton, Lady Margaret's Professor of Divinity, will give his Inaugural Lecture, entitled Jesus and Gospel, at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 27 April, in Lecture Room 4, Divinity School, St John's Street.
Professor Bryan Turner, Professor of Sociology, will give his Inaugural Lecture, entitled On the erosion of citizenship: participation and exclusion in modern societies, at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 11 May, in Room 3, Mill Lane Lecture Rooms.
Robin Orr Lecture, 2000. Professor Sir Bernard Williams, of the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Oxford, will deliver the Robin Orr Lecture, entitled Wagner and the transcendence of politics, at 5 p.m. on Monday, 8 May, in the University Music School, West Road.
Rouse Ball Lecture, 2000. The Rouse Ball Lecture for 2000 will be given at 12 noon on Wednesday, 10 May, in Room A of the Arts School. The Lecturer will be Professor John Ball, Sedleian Professor of Natural Philosophy, University of Oxford, and his title is Changes of shape and microgeometry.
Sandars Lectures, 2000. The Sandars Reader in Bibliography, Mr Nicolas Barker, Former Deputy Keeper, the British Library, will deliver a series of three lectures, entitled Type and type-founding in Britain, 1475-1720, at 5 p.m. on Friday, 5, Monday, 8, and Friday, 12 May, in the Morison Room, University Library.
Chemistry. The Merck Lectures for 2000 will be given by Professor Erick M. Carreira, of ETH-Zürich, at 5 p.m. in the University Chemical Laboratory, Lensfield Road, as follows:
|Monday, 8 May||Studies in practical asymmetric synthesis.|
|Friday, 12 May||Novel methods and strategies in natural products synthesis.|
Criminology. Professor Richard Sparks, of the University of Keele, will give a lecture, entitled Children, punishment, and communications, at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 4 May, in Room B16, Faculty of Law, West Road.
Divinity. Dr Robert Funk, of the Jesus Seminar and the Westar Institute, will give an open lecture on The future Jesus, at 11 a.m. on Friday, 28 April, in Room 4, Divinity School, St John's Street. He will also give a seminar at 2.15 p.m. on the same day, in the Lightfoot Room, Divinity School, for senior members and graduate students only.
Dr Walter Moberly, of the University of Durham, will give a lecture, entitled Salvation? Divinely sponsored deception and death in 1 Kings 22, as part of a series of lectures on Salvation as a theme of biblical theology, at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, 3 May, in the Divinity School, St John's Street.
Divinity and the Cambridge Theological Federation. Professor Wendy Doniger, of the University of Chicago, will give the 2000 Faculty-Federation Lecture, entitled Carnal knowledge, carnal ignorance: the mythology of sexual deception, at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 3 May, in the Divinity School, St John's Street.
Theology Through the Arts of Cambridge. Graham Howes, of Trinity Hall, will speak on Art in the service of God: Walter Hussey and St Matthew's Northampton, at 5 p.m. on Monday, 1 May, in the Divinity School, St John's Street. There will be further discussion and refreshments afterwards.
ESRC Centre for Business Research and the Judge Institute of Management Studies. A joint seminar, entitled Investing in new high-technology enterprises, will be given by Professor Mike Scherer, of Harvard University, at 5 p.m. on Monday, 8 May, in Lecture Theatre 1, Judge Institute of Management Studies, Trumpington Street.
English. The Empson Lectures for 2000, entitled Negotiating with the Dead, will be given by Margaret Atwood. The series of six lectures about writing and the writing life will take place at 5.30 p.m. in Lady Mitchell Hall, Sidgwick Avenue, on Thursday and Friday, 27-28 April and Tuesday-Friday, 2-5 May.
Experimental Psychology. Zangwill Club Seminars are held at 4.30 p.m. on Fridays in the Lecture Theatre, Ground Floor, Department of Experimental Psychology, Downing Site. Tea will be served in the First Floor Seminar Room from 4 p.m.
|28 April||Edward Cox and the psychological society of Great Britain (1875-79): a forgotten institution, by Graham Richards, of the University of Staffordshire.|
|5 May||Intentional actions, by Patrick Haggard, of University College London.|
|12 May||'True lies': an enquiry into confabulation, by Roz McCarthy, of the Department of Experimental Psychology.|
|19 May||Error-related processing and cognitive neuroscience: an event-related brain potential perspective, by Mike Coles, of the University of Illinois.|
Centre for Family Research. Lunch-time seminars will be held at 1 p.m. prompt on Tuesdays in Room 606, Centre for Family Research, Free School Lane.
|9 May||Unlocking the past - access to records for people who grew up in care, by Ms Gill Pugh, of Barnados.|
|23 May||Birth control practices c. 1925-50. Interpreting oral recollections, by Dr Kate Fisher, of the University of Oxford.|
|6 June||Informed choice in maternity care: an evaluation of the use of evidence-based leaflets, by Professor Mavis Kirkham, of the University of Sheffield.|
|20 June||Explaining men's involvement in domestic work: generativity and fatherhood, by Dr Barry Burdon, of Queensland University of Technology.|
History. Byzantium and the Medieval World. A one-day conference, entitled Education, literacy, and manuscript transmission in Byzantium and the neighbouring worlds, will be held from 10.30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, 29 April, in Sidgwick Hall, Newnham College. Further information is available from Catherine Holmes, Gonville and Caius College (e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org).
History and Philosophy of Science. Departmental seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Thursdays in Seminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, Free School Lane. There is tea beforehand at 4 p.m. in Seminar Room 1.
|27 April||Organisms and artefacts: purposes in nature and elsewhere, by Mr Tim Lewens, of the Department of History and Philosophy of Science.|
|4 May||The philosophy of animal language, 1550-1700, by Dr Richard Serjeantson, of Trinity College.|
|11 May||What is classical dynamics?, by Dr Peter Smith, of the Faculty of Philosophy.|
|18 May||Models and the making of molecular biology, by Dr Soraya de Chadarevian, of the Department of History and Philosophy of Science.|
The fifth annual Rausing Lecture, entitled Contemplating gender and technology, will be given by Professor Ruth Schwartz Cowan, of the State University of New York, at 4.30 p.m. on Thursday, 25 May, in the McCrum Lecture Theatre, Corpus Christi College. Tea will be available at 4 p.m.
Special Seminars will be held at 5 p.m. in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science, Free School Lane. Tea will be served beforehand at 4.30 p.m.
|9 May||How brain forms determine thought forms: the morphology of Wittgenstein's fly-bottle (Part 1), by Dr Graham Rabey.|
|10 May||Discussion of her 'The history of Greek archaeology and the formation of modern Greek identity', by Dr Sofia Voutsaki, of the Faculty of Classics.|
|16 May||How brain forms determine thought forms: the morphology of Wittgenstein's fly-bottle (Part 2), by Dr Graham Rabey.|
|23 May||Can eugenic policies be morally right and politically correct? Thalassemia treatment and prevention in Cyprus, by Professor Ruth Schwartz Cowan, of the State University of New York.|
|24 May||Discussion of his 'Dying gods and ferocious cannibals: retellings of the martyrdom of John Williams, 1839', by Mr Sujit Sivasundaram, of the Department of History and Philosophy of Science.|
|26 May||The hospital as a house of rituals, by Professor Guenter Risse, of the University of California, San Francisco.|
|15 June||Evolution and the problem of other minds, by Dr Elliott Sober, of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.|
Cabinet of Natural History. Meetings take place at 1 p.m. on Mondays in Seminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, Free School Lane. Bring lunch if you wish.
|1 May||Painting outside the lines: Marianne North's botanical art, by Dr Suzanne Le-May Sheffield, of Dalhousie University.|
|8 May||From 'The Academia Naturae Curiosorum' (1652-) to 'La Curiosité Fructueuse' (1739): the institutional and commercial shapes of 'curiosity' about nature, by Dr Neil Kenny, of the Department of French.|
|15 May||The changing legal landscape for arthropod collectors, by Dr Alex Aylward, of Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine, London.|
|22 May||Sensation fiction, evolution, and 1860s periodical culture, by Dr Susan Bernstein, of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.|
|29 May||Questioning nature: the role of microscopy in the study of natural history, by Dr Stella Butler, of the University Library of Manchester.|
PSY Studies. Seminars on the history of psychiatry, psychology, psychoanalysis, and allied sciences will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in Seminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, Free School Lane. Tea is served before the seminars at 4.40 p.m.
|3 May||A history of fear in Britain and America, 1850-2000, by Dr Joanna Bourke, of Birkbeck College, London.|
|17 May||The trouble with psychoanalytic institutes, by Dr Douglas Kirsner, of Deakin University, Australia.|
|31 May||Investigating 'character' at the fin de siècle, by Dr Nathan Roberts, of the University of Manchester.|
Technology and Material Culture. Seminars take place at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Seminar Room, P stairs, Trinity Hall.
|22 May||Between medicine and agriculture: reflections on writing in history of plant breeding and medical genetics, by Dr Paolo Palladino, of the University of Lancaster.|
|5 June||Inventors as working-class heroes, by Dr Christine MacLeod, of the University of Bristol.|
Cambridge Postgraduate Philosophy Conference. The conference will take place on Wednesday, 31 May, in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science, Free School Lane. Advance registration is not required. For further information, please contact Professor Peter Lipton (e-mail Peter Lipton@kings.cam.ac.uk).
|9 a.m.||Mr Joerg Tuske||PPE - Prozac, philosophy, and emotion.|
|10 a.m.||Mr Greg Radick||Genetic testing and value judgements.|
|11.30 a.m.||Ms Rachel Cooper||Disease.|
|12.30 p.m.||Mr Tim Lewens||Why is an eye? Natural selection and the explanation of adaptation.|
|2.30 p.m.||Mr Greg Fried||Humour and knowledge.|
|3.30 p.m.||Ms Anandi Hattiangadi||Are rules really necessary?|
|5 p.m.||Ms Lydia Jaeger||Laws of nature and the best system.|
|6 p.m.||Mr Anjan Chakravartty||What is an object?|
Kettle's Yard. A series of lunch-time talks, exploring the exhibitions and the artists of the collection, will be given at 1.10 p.m. on Thursdays. Further information is available from Kettle's Yard (tel. 352124) or from its website (http://www.kettlesyard.co.uk/).
Centre of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies. The ninth John Bennett Memorial Lecture, entitled Loot, legitimacy, and ownership: the ethical crisis in archaeology, will be given by Professor Lord Renfrew of Kaimsthorn, of the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, at 5 p.m. on Friday, 12 May, in the Benson Hall, Magdalene College. The Lecture will be followed by a reception.
Modern Greek. Dr Charles Stewart, of University College London, will give a lecture, entitled Dreams of treasure as unconscious historicizations: evidence from Naxos and elsewhere, at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 3 May, in Room 1.02, Faculty of Classics, Sidgwick Avenue.
Centre for Modern Hebrew Studies. Professor Dan Urian, of Tel Aviv University, will talk on Representations of idealogical conflicts in Israeli theatre, at 5 p.m. on Monday, 8 May, in Room 9, Faculty of Oriental Studies, Sidgwick Avenue.
Professor Rachel Brenner, of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will talk on Back to the future: reconsideration of current Israeli fiction, at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 17 May, in Room 13, Faculty of Oriental Studies.
MRC Dunn Human Nutrition Unit. Seminars will be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Level 3 Seminar Room, Wellcome Trust/MRC Building, Hills Road.
|3 May||Apoptosis: escape from injury or differentiation pathway?, by Andrew Wyllie, of the Department of Pathology.|
|17 May||Mechanisms of ATP synthase, by Wolfgang Junge, of the Universität Osnabrück.|
Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics. Professor K. Kato, of the University of Tokyo, will deliver the sixth Kuwait Fund Lecture, entitled Classical Iwasawa theory and its generalization to elliptic curves and modular forms, at 5 p.m. on Monday, 1 May, in Lecture Room 3, Mill Lane Lecture Rooms.
This first lecture will be aimed at a general mathematical audience. It will be followed by a series of nine additional lectures on the same theme at 11 a.m. on Tuesday-Friday, 2-5 May, and Monday-Friday, 8-12 May, in Lecture Room 3, Mill Lane Lecture Rooms.
Professor R. Greenberg, of the University of Washington, will deliver the seventh Kuwait Fund Lecture, entitled Mordell-Weil groups and Iwasawa theory, at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 9 May, in Lecture Room 9, Mill Lane Lecture Rooms.
Professor F. Morel, of the University of Paris VII, will deliver the eighth Kuwait Fund Lecture, entitled The Adams spectral sequence for algebraic homotopy groups of spheres and the Milnor conjecture on invariants of quadratic forms, at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 23 May, in Lecture Room 3, Mill Lane Lecture Rooms.
Social Anthropology. Senior Seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Seminar Room, Department of Social Anthropology, Free School Lane. Tea will be available in the Common Room (2nd floor) from 4 p.m.
|28 April||Art and anthropology: the case of tattooing, by Professor Nicholas Thomas, of Goldsmiths College, London.|
|5 May||Autonomy and relatedness: a dialectical approach to emotions and affect, by Professor Jane Fajans, of Cornell University.|
|12 May||'Knowing where you've come from': ruptures and continuities of time and kinship in narratives of adoption reunions, by Dr Janet Carsten, of the University of Edinburgh.|
|19 May||Prisms of belonging and social suffering in transnational migrant California, by Dr Valentina Napolitano, of the Centre of Latin-American Studies. (Seminar organized jointly with the Centre of Latin-American Studies.)|
|26 May||Cultural conversations in Eurasia: narratives of chaos and contemporary Siberian ethnography, by Dr David Anderson, of the University of Aberdeen. (Seminar organized jointly with the Mongolian and Inner Asian Studies Unit.)|
|2 June||Life inside the European Commission, by Dr Maryon McDonald, of Robinson College.|
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Cambridge University Reporter, 27 April 2000
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