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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:

Ronald Popperwell Memorial Lecture. Professor Michael Robinson will deliver the tenth Ronald Popperwell Memorial Lecture, entitled England's Ibsen, or performing Ibsen's plays today, at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 25 October, in Room 1 of the Lecture Block, Sidgwick Site.

Biochemistry. Seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Lecture Theatre, Sanger (New) Building, Department of Biochemistry, Tennis Court Road.

24 October Phage antibodies: making technology make drugs, by Dr Kevin Johnson, of Cambridge Antibody Technology, Melbourn, Cambridgeshire.
31 October Integrin-mediated cell adhesion; the cytoskeletal connection, by Professor David Critchley, of the University of Leicester.
7 November RNA editing: the genome is not enough, by Dr Mary O'Connell, of the Medical Research Council, Edinburgh.
14 November Structural biology of Herpes virus cyclins and how they subvert cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor function, by Dr Neil McDonald, of the Structural Biology Laboratory, ICRF, Lincoln's Inn Fields.
21 November Electron microscopy of single macromolecules: towards atomic resolution, by Professor Marin van Heel, of Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine, London.
28 November Le calcium, c'est la vie!, by Professor Tony Trewavas, of the Institute of Cell and Molecular Biology, Edinburgh.
5 December Aspartate phosphate signalling and the initiation of differential gene expression in Bacillus, by Dr Tony Wilkinson, of the University of York.

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, with the exception of the seminar on 27 November.

18 October Primate social structure, by Dr Charlotte Hemelrijk, of the University of Zürich.
1 November Plimouth plantation as a founding population: historical demography and population biology, by Professor John McCullough, of the University of Utah.
8 November Impacts of subsistence hunting on neotropical primates, by Dr Carlos Peres, of the University of East Anglia.
15 November Y chromosomes, presidents, and population histories, by Dr Mark Jobling, of the University of Leicester.
22 November Participatory action research as a model for enhancing the health and nutritional status of children: the urban nutrition initiative as an example, by Professor Frank Johnston, of the University of Pennsylvania.
27 November Multi-regional evolution: food for thought, by Professor Milford Wolpoff, of the University of Michigan (Monday at 5 p.m.: location to be announced).

Cambridge Committee for Russian and East European Studies. Seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Dirac Room, Fisher Building, St John's College. Tea will be available.

31 October Myths of maternity and maidenhood: putting Mother Russia in context, by Linda Edmondson.
14 November Title to be announced, to be given by Giuliana Prato, of the University of Kent at Canterbury.
28 November Friends, brothers, enemies: sworn brotherhood on an early Balkan frontier, by Wendy Bracewell, of the University of London.

Centre for Mathematical Sciences. Nancy Ellen Abrams and Professor Joel Primack, of the University of California, Santa Cruz, will give a public lecture, entitled Cosmology and the spiritual imagination, at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, 25 October, in the Wolfson Lecture Theatre. (The entrance to the Centre for Mathematical Sciences is behind and to the left of the Isaac Newton Institute as one faces it on Clarkson Road.) The lecture will be preceded by a reception at 7.30 p.m.

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 and cakes will be served in the First Floor Seminar Room from 4 p.m. Please note that the programme published on 11 October (p. 53) has been amended and the revised details are set out below.

20 October Neural networks in the temporal lobe: interfacing perception and memory, by Dr Tim Bussey, of the Department of Experimental Psychology.
27 October Spectral pattern and the perception of auditory objects, by Dr Brian Roberts, of the University of Birmingham.
3 November Episodic-like memory in scrub jays, by Dr Nicky Clayton, of the Department of Experimental Psychology.
10 November Benzodiazepines and dopamine: keys to 'liking' and 'wanting' in the brain?, by Professor Steve Cooper, of the University of Liverpool.
17 November Mindsight: seeing what isn't there, by Dr Roz McCarthy, of the Department of Experimental Psychology.
24 November Pitch perception: temporal codes and integration times, by Dr Chris Plack, of the University of Essex.
1 December Using transgenic mice to understand some common links between anxiety and cognition, by Dr Gerry R. Dawson, of Merck, Sharp & Dohme Research Laboratories.

Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Unit. Research seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in Room 9, Faculty of Oriental Studies, Sidgwick Avenue, unless otherwise stated. Tea and coffee will be available from 4 p.m. in the MIASU Office (Room 4).

24 October The Siberian town at the crossroads of planned and spontaneous development (the example of Ulan Ude, Buryatia), by Balzhan Zhimbiev, of the Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Unit.
26 October Siberian language politics and the commodities of history, by Bruce Grant, of Swarthmore College, USA (5.30 p.m. on Thursday, in the Seminar Room, Department of Social Anthropology, Free School Lane).
7 November Development in Tibet: clashing perspectives, by Hildegard Diemberger, of the Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Unit and the Department of Social Anthropology.
21 November Cultural conversations in Eurasia: narratives of chaos and contemporary Siberian ethnography, by Rane Willerslev, of the Scott Polar Research Institute.

Oriental Studies. A series of informal talks, entitled How to read …, in which specialists introduce the literary, historical, religious, or visual texts they work with, will be held fortnightly at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays, in the Gibbs Building (Staircase G5), King's College. Tea will be served before the talk.

31 October How to read an archaeological site, by Augusta McMahon.
14 November How to read Japanese maps, by Peter Kornicki.
21 November How to read Chinese medicine, by Elizabeth Hsu.

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Cambridge University Reporter, 18 October 2000