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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:

Inaugural Lecture. Professor James Simpson, Professor of Medieval and Renaissance English, will give his Inaugural Lecture, entitled The rule of medieval imagination, at 5.15 p.m. on Friday, 6 October, in Lecture Room 3, Mill Lane Lecture Rooms, Mill Lane.

African Studies Centre. Research seminars will take place at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Committee Room, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, New Museums Site, Free School Lane.

9 October Mermaids and monsters: a new emerging theme?, by Professor Elizabeth Isichei, of the University of Otago.
16 October Ben Okri's 'abiku' and the politics of New Age spirituality, by Douglas Akinjogbin-McCabe, of Trinity Hall.
23 October Land reform in the shadow of the state: the implementation of new land laws in South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, by Ambreena Manji, of the University of Keele.
30 October Mortgage lending and risk reduction measures in South Africa, by Noah Kofi Karley, of Gonville and Cauis College.
6 November Party funding in Sudan. Implications for democracy, by Dr Khalid Mubarak, of the African Studies Centre.
13 November 'Hectorosexuality' in translation theory and practice, by Wangui wa Goro, of Middlesex University.
20 November Charisma and possession in Africa and Brazil, by Dr David Lehmann, of the Centre of Latin-American Studies.
27 November Traditional medicine and the law in South Africa - a review of the cases?, by Mr John Harrington, of the University of Warwick.

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.

16 October Sexually transmitted disease and population change in twentieth-century intra-lacustrine Africa, by Dr Shane Doyle, of the Cambridge Group and Sidney Sussex College.
30 October Stock-keeping and crop-growing by the rural poor: the evidence of early eighteenth-century Northamptonshire probate inventories, by Dr Leigh Shaw-Taylor, of Jesus College.
13 November Bequests by and beneficiaries of Norwich will-makers: patterns and their significance, 1370-1470, by Ms Karine Dauteuille, of Lucy Cavendish College.
27 November Conflict or co-operation? Old age and retirement in pre-industrial Nordic societies, by Dr Beatrice Moring, of the Cambridge Group.

Centre for History and Economics. Quantitative Economic History Seminar. Meetings will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursdays in Room H3, King's College.

5 October Did monetary forces cause the Great Depression?, by Albrecht Ritschl, of the University of Zurich.
12 October Learning by doing in the New England textile industry, by Timothy Leunig, of the London School of Economics and Political Science.
19 October The Solow productivity paradox in historical perspective, by N. F. R. Crafts, of the London School of Economics and Political Science.
2 November Explaining comparative productivity in services: technology and organization in Britain, the United States, and Germany, 1870-1990, by Stephen Broadberry, of the University of Warwick.
9 November The Kuznets curve in nineteenth-century Germany, by Oliver Grant, of St John's College, Oxford.
16 November Climate, technology, and wheat production in the Industrial Revolution, 1700-1850, by Liam Brunt, of Nuffield College, Oxford.

Classics. Indo-European Seminar. Meetings will take place at 4.30 p.m. on Wednesdays in Room 1.11, Faculty of Classics, Sidgwick Avenue. Tea will be available at 4.15 p.m.

18 October Quantitative approaches to Indo-European classification, by Dr Marisa Lohr, of Trinity College.
1 November How non-linguists see language and linguistics: the case of language origins, by Professor Larry Trask, of the University of Sussex.
15 November Some thoughts on the history and typology of the definite article, by Dr Reinhard Stempel, of Selwyn College.
29 November Behind aspect: glimpses of a pre-aspectual stage in the history of the Greek verb, by Dr Trevor Evans, of the University of Sydney.

Clinical Veterinary Medicine. Tea Club lectures will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Wednesdays in the main Lecture Theatre, Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine, Madingley Road.

11 October Colorectal cancer and apoptosis, by Professor A. H. Wyllie, of the Department of Pathology.
25 October Money for research - new Research Services Division, by Dr David Secher, Director of Research Services.
15 November Frontotemporal dementia and Parkinson's disease: neuropathology meets genetics, by Dr M. G. Spillantini, of the MRC Brain Repair Centre.
29 November The BSE Enquiry - a personal view, by Professor M. A. Ferguson Smith, Emeritus Professor of Pathology and member of the BSE Enquiry, Centre for Veterinary Science.

Divinity. Professor E. A. Judge, Emeritus Professor of History, Macquarie University, Australia, will give a series of seminars at 4 p.m. on the following Tuesdays, in the new Divinity Faculty Building, West Road. The series title is The Bible in Egypt prior to Constantine.

10 October The churches and public life in Egypt.
24 October Biblical ideas in private life in Egypt.
7 November The Bible in magic, prayer, hymns, and theology.
21 November The copying, study, and amplification of biblical texts.

Currents in World Christianity. The Mission in Theology lectures will take place at 5 p.m. on the following Mondays, in the Lightfoot Room, new Divinity Faculty Building, West Road.

9 October Blessing for all nations: mission in the Hebrew Bible, by Professor Christopher R. Seitz, of the University of St Andrews.
23 October Jesus Christ as the hope of the world, by Professor David F. Ford, of the Faculty of Divinity.

Earth Sciences. Seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Harker Room, Department of Earth Sciences, Downing Site.

10 October The mysterious mats and global change, by Professor Alan Kemp, of the University of Southampton.
17 October Phase transitions and the deep Earth, by Dr Andrew Jephcoat, of the University of Oxford.
24 October Title to be announced, to be given by Professor Ed Keller, of the University of Santa Barbara.
31 October Ancestry and descent: can palaeontologists study it?, by Dr Paul Pearson, of the University of Bristol.
7 November The wind in the wood: carbon isotopes, land plants, and major events in Mesozoic Earth history, by Dr Stephen Hesselbo, of the University of Oxford.
14 November A deep bacterial biosphere in marine sediments, by Professor John Parkes, of the University of Bristol.
21 November Catastrophic pyroclastic sedimentation: tuff problems and fantastic solutions, by Dr Peter Kokelaar, of the University of Liverpool.

Seminars will also be held at 4.30 p.m. on Wednesdays at the Bullard Laboratories, Madingley Road. Tea will be available from 4 p.m.

4 October Freehand 3D ultrasound using the Stradx system, by Dr Richard Prager, of the Department of Engineering.
18 October No plume under Iceland: seismic tomography and helium, by Dr Gillian Foulger, of the University of Durham.
25 October Title to be announced, to be given by Dr Timothy Henstock, of Southampton Oceanography Centre.
1 November Carbon dioxide and temperatures in the early Cenozoic - isotope geochemistry of a greenhouse world, by Dr Paul Pearson, of the University of Bristol.
8 November Title to be announced, to be given by Dr Gareth Armstrong, of the University of Oxford.
15 November What controls the strength of the continental crust?, by Dr James Jackson, of the Department of Earth Sciences.
22 November Fluid-rock interactions during localized deformation of porous sandstones, by Dr Ian Main, of the University of Edinburgh.

Egypt Seminar. An interdisciplinary research seminar focusing on Egypt, ancient and modern, will be held at 5.15 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Lloyd Room, Christ's College.

11 October The Lahun Papyri: on reproducing words, by Dr Stephen Quirke, of the Petrie Museum, University College London.
18 October Planning and quarrying rock-cut tombs in the Valley of the Kings, by Dr Corinna Rossi, of Churchill College.
25 October A hunting party in the reign of Amenemhat II, by Professor John Baines, of the University of Oxford.
1 November Interpreting old Kingdom pyramids, by Dr Kate Spence, of Christ's College.
8 November The development of the Acta Alexandrinorum literature, by Mr Andy Harker, of King's College London.
22 November The old Cairo Wastewater project, by Ms Alison Gascoigne, of Darwin College.

Copies of the complete seminar programme for 2000-01 may be obtained from Sarah Clackson, Christ's College (e-mail sjc48@cam.ac.uk).

Fitzwilliam Museum. Gallery Talks will be given at 1.15 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Fitzwilliam Museum.

11 October Patronage and politics: an unfinished portrait by Reynolds, by Duncan Robinson.
18 October Polidaro da Caraggio, by David Scrase.
25 October Lions in ancient art - coins and other objects, by Michael Matzke.
1 November Popular prints in England from the Reformation to the Reform Act, by Sheila O'Connell.
8 November French Renaissance enamels: an art for eternity, by Julia Poole.
15 November Print conservation, past and present, by Brian Clarke.
22 November 'Never cheat on nature': the young Degas as a landscape painter, by Jane Munro.
29 November Tintoretto: 'The Adoration of the Shepherds', by David Scrase.
6 December The first Christmas, by Paul Binski.

History. Byzantium and the Medieval World seminar series. Seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Junior Parlour, Gonville and Caius College.

20 October Byzantine chronicles and the late fifth century, by Dr Roger Scott, of the University of Sydney.
3 November Baghdad, Bukhara, and Volga Bulgharia in the early tenth century, by Dr James Montgomery, of the Faculty of Oriental Studies.
17 November Middle Byzantine Cyprus, by Dr Tassos Papacostas, of Exeter College, Oxford.
1 December The uses of the past in Byzantine diplomacy, by Dr Jonathan Shepard, formerly of the Faculty of History.

Isaac Newton Institute. A seminar, aimed at a general scientific audience, and entitled The mathematics of M-Theory, will be held at 5 p.m. on Monday, 16 October, in Seminar Room 1, Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, 20 Clarkson Road. Tea will be served from 4.30 p.m. and there will be an informal reception afterwards.

Land Economy. Lunch-time seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Seminar Room, Department of Land Economy, 19 Silver Street.

11 October Deliberating in the Australian wilderness: transforming preferences through discourse, by Mr Simon Niemeyer, of the Australian National University.
18 October Environmental consensus building - a case study from Kent, by Ms Diana Pound, of English Nature.
25 October US environmental enforcement strategies, by Mr Jim Lofton, of the US Department of Justice.
1 November The impact of terminator genes on developing countries: a forecast, by Timo Goeschl, of the Department of Land Economy.
8 November Dynamic sectoral adaptation to resource depletion: a partial resolution of the Gisser-Sanchez effect, by Ms Phoebe Kondouri, of the University of Reading.
15 November Agri-environmental policy and the WTO, by Dr Clive Potter, of Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine, London.
22 November Quotas, lease markets, and multiplicative yield uncertainty: production and timing decisions, by Professor Rob Fraser, of Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine, London, and the University of Western Australia.
29 November Changing land property in Japan, by Professor Tokunosuke Hasegawa, of Meikai University, Japan.

Centre of Latin-American Studies. Seminars will take place at 5 p.m. on Mondays in Seminar Room 5, Second Floor, History Faculty Building, West Road.

9 October Vicente Fidel Lopez: Argentine, exile, and Latin America, by Charles Jones, Director, Centre of Latin-American Studies.
16 October Economic neoliberalism and political democratization in Chile, Argentina, and Brazil, by Mario Sznajder, of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv.
23 October Museums without a past: the case of Brazil, by Myrian Santos, of the Universidade Estadual do Rio de Janeiro.
30 October Conformity and dissidence: religious change in contemporary rural Oaxaca, by Toomas Gross, of the Department of Social Anthropology.
6 November Le Corbusier and the modern Latin-American city, by Fernando Pérez, of Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago.
13 November Between local authenticity and global accountability: the ayllu movement in contemporary Bolivia, by Robert Andolina, of the Department of Geography, and the University of Newcastle.
20 November Press coverage of the 1968 Mexican student movement, by Claire Brewster, of the University of Warwick.
27 November Gilberto Freyre and the social history of Brazil, by Peter Burke, of the Faculty of History, and Maria Lúcia Garcia Pallares-Burke, of the Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil.

Lauterpacht Research Centre for International Law. Lunch-time talks will be held at 12.30 p.m. on Fridays in the Lauterpacht Research Centre, 5 Cranmer Road, unless otherwise stated. A sandwich lunch will be provided, courtesy of Messrs Ashurst Morris Crisp.

6 October The relevance and application of international law today, by HE Sir Robert Jennings, QC, formerly President of the International Court of Justice.
13 October Has the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties had its day?, by Mr Tony Aust, of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
17 October The future of the 1951 Geneva Refugee Convention, by Ms Erika Feller, of UNHCR, Geneva (Tuesday at 6 p.m.).
20 October The smuggling and trafficking of human beings, by Professor Ryszard Piotrowicz, of the University of Wales, Aberystwyth.
27 October The interim administration of justice by peacekeeping forces: the case of East Timor, by Major Bruce Oswald, of the Australian Defence Force.
3 November Act of state: the Kuwait Airways litigation in the English courts, by Mr Sam Wordsworth, of Essex Court Chambers.
10 November The Dayton Agreement: a gender perspective, by Professor Christine Chinkin, of the London School of Economics and Political Science, London.
17 November The Southern Blue Fin Tuna Award: an appraisal, by Professor Alan Boyle, of the University of Edinburgh.
24 November The relationship between the UN Charter and general international law regarding the non-use of force: the case of NATO's air campaign in the Kosovo crisis of 1999, by Professor Shinya Murase, of Sophia University, Tokyo.

Professor Tom Franck, of New York University, will give the Hersch Lauterpacht Lectures, entitled The law pertaining to the use of force within and without the UN, at 6 p.m. on Tuesday to Thursday, 21-23 November, in the Lauterpacht Research Centre.

McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research. Seminars will be held at 1.15 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Seminar Room, McDonald Institute Courtyard Building, Downing Site.

18 October Er Yoh: a Neolithic seal-hunting site in Southern Brittany, by Dr Katie Boyle, of the McDonald Institute.
1 November Before the opening of the Silk Route: a recent visit to Kazakhstan and North-west China, by Dr Jianjun Mei, of the McDonald Institute.
15 November From the Palaeolithic to the Partizans: Pupicina Cave Project, 1995-2000, by Dr Preston Miracle, of the Department of Archaeology.
29 November Recent excavations at Tell Brak, by Ms Helen McDonald, of the McDonald Institute.

The Martin Centre. The Martin Centre for Architectural and Urban Studies holds lunch-time lectures at 12.15 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Martin Centre, 6 Chaucer Road. Lunch (price £1.50) is available at 1.15 p.m. if ordered by the preceding Monday (tel. 331700).

11 October A British architect's view of the Israeli planning system, by Mr Tim Brittain-Catlin, of the Department of Architecture.
18 October Creating three-dimensional architectural models from single and multiple images, by Dr Antonio Criminisi, of Microsoft Research Ltd, Cambridge.
25 October The role of cultural projects in urban regeneration, by Mr Terry Farrell, of Terry Farrell & Partners.
1 November Is feedback too threatening? Lessons from post-occupancy surveys, by Dr Bill Bordass, of William Bordass Associates.
8 November The Battle of Britain: the fight against coastal erosion and flooding, by Dr Frank Thomalla, of the Martin Centre.
15 November Shipbuilding and the long span roof, 1815-55: the buildings and their survival, by Mr James Sutherland, of Harris & Sutherland.
22 November Material authenticity, by Mr Gary Clark, of Michael Hopkins & Partners.

Modern Greek. The following lectures, commemorating the centenary of the birth of the poet, George Seferis, will be given at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in Room 1.02, Faculty of Classics, Sidgwick Avenue.

11 October The poetics of subversion in Seferis's poetry, by Dr Katerina Kostiou, of the University of Patras.
25 October Reading Seferis's politics and the politics of reading Seferis, by Professor Roderick Beaton, of King's College London.
8 November Seferis and the prophetic voice, by Professor Peter Mackridge, of St Cross College, Oxford.
22 November The King of Asine, Makriyannis, Seferis and ourselves, by Dr Katerina Krikos-Davis, of the University of Birmingham.

Copies of the complete lecture programme for 2000-01 may be obtained from the Secretary, Department of Other Languages, Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages (e-mail: rc264@cam.ac.uk).

MRC Dunn Human Nutrition Unit. Seminars will be held at 3 p.m. on the following dates in the Level 3 Seminar Room, Wellcome Trust/MRC Building, Hills Road.

10 October Control of the bacterial flagellar motor by chemotactic signals, by Professor Shahid Khan, of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York.
1 November Predicting and verifying novel mitochondrial and plastid proteins, by Dr Ian Small, of INRA, France.
15 November The devil within - endogenous DNA damage and cancer risk, by Professor David Shuker, of the Open University.

Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics. Professor Shai Haran, of Technion, will deliver the tenth Kuwait Foundation Lecture, entitled Mysteries of the real prime, at 5 p.m. on Monday, 23 October, in Meeting Room 2, Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Wilberforce Road (entrance near the Isaac Newton Institute on Clarkson Road).

Scott Polar Research Institute. Lectures will be held at 8 p.m. on Saturdays in the Scott Polar Research Institute, Lensfield Road, unless otherwise specified. Seats will be reserved, on request, for Friends of the Institute.

21 October South Pole 2000: five women in search of an adventure, by Ms Caroline Hamilton, expedition leader.
4 November George Vancouver: Cook's forgotten apprentice, by Lt Ernest Coleman, RN, retired naval officer.
18 November Sir Vivian Fuchs: a celebration: showing of the film The crossing of Antarctica, introduced by Mr Robert Headland (5 p.m.). The film will be followed by the AGM of the Friends of the Institute and a buffet. All are welcome to the lecture but Friends only should attend the AGM and buffet.
2 December Antarctica's melting ice: hot air or chilling reality?, by Mr David Vaughan, of the British Antarctic Survey.

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Cambridge University Reporter, 4 October 2000
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