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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:

Chemistry. Departmental Colloquium: the Human Genome Project. Dr David Bentley, Head of Human Genetics, Sanger Centre, will give a lecture, entitled The human genome: 'here today, here tomorrow', at 5 p.m. on Monday, 6 November, in Lecture Room 1, Department of Chemistry, Lensfield Road (enter by the west end doors off the car park and follow the signs). In this lecture, designed for a broad spectrum of scientists, Dr Bentley will explain the Human Genome Project in language we can all hope to understand.

Criminology. A seminar, entitled The moral strength of weak ties: a cross-cultural analysis of individualism, collectivism, and violence, will be led by Professor Susanne Karstedt, of the University of Keele, at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 9 November, in Room B.16, Faculty of Law, West Road.

English. The Judith E. Wilson Drama Lecture, 2000, entitled, What makes theatre theatre, will be given by Nicholas Hytner, at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 8 November, in Lecture Block 3, Sidgwick Site.

Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics. Professor Masato Kurihara, of Tokyo Metropolitan University, will deliver the eleventh Kuwait Foundation Lecture, entitled Iwasawa theory and cyclotomic fields, at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 21 November, in the Wolfson Room (MR2), Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Wilberforce Road.

University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate and its Advisory Council for New Technologies in Assessment. A seminar, entitled Leading developments in computer-assisted assessment, will be given at 4.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 8 November, in the Hobson Room, Royal Cambridge Hotel, Trumpington Street, as follows.

Computer-based assessment, friend or foe?, by Dr Joanna Bull, of the University of Luton.

TRIADS: current developments and future perspectives in advanced computer-based assessment, by Professor Don Mackenzie, of the University of Derby.

For further details, see http://ital.ucles-red.cam.ac.uk/ACNTA/

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Cambridge University Reporter, 1 November 2000