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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:

Rouse Ball Lecture 2001. The Rouse Ball Lecture for 2001, entitled The many mathematics of the brain, will be given by Professor Michael Arbib, of the University of Southern California, at 12 noon on Tuesday, 1 May, in Room 9, Mill Lane Lecture Rooms, Mill Lane.

Smuts Memorial Lectures 2001. Professor V. Y. Mudimbe, of Duke University, author of the award-winning The Invention of Africa, will present a series of four lectures, entitled What's a line: essays in philosophy of culture, on 8-11 May. The four lectures will be held at 5 p.m. on consecutive evenings, commencing on Tuesday, 8 May, in Room 6, Mill Lane Lecture Rooms, Mill Lane. The first lecture will be followed by a reception in the Old Library, Pembroke College.

Archaeology. The Department of Archaeology will host a one-day symposium, entitled The condition of heritage, on Saturday, 28 April, in the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, Downing Site. The focus of this seminar will be to reopen the debate on the nature of heritage as a cultural phenomenon. Participants will include archaeologists, geographers, and historians from universities throughout the United Kingdom, representatives from English Heritage, and private sector heritage managers. Pre-registration is required. For further information please contact M. C. Garden (fax 01223 333503, e-mail mceg2@cam.ac.uk).

Institute of Astronomy. Colloquia will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Raymond and Beverly Sackler Lecture Theatre, Madingley Road. They will be preceded by tea at 4 p.m. in the Hoyle Building.

26 April New structures in spiral galaxies: predictions and discoveries, by Professor Alexei Fridman, of the Institute of Astronomy, Russian Academy of Sciences.
3 May Large-scale clustering in the 2dF galaxy redshift survey, by Professor John Peacock, of the Institute for Astronomy, Edinburgh.
10 May Dynamical family properties and dark halos in elliptical galaxies, by Dr Ortwin Gerhard, of the Astronomical Institute of the University of Basel.
17 May MAMBO and VLA observations of high redshift star forming galaxies, by Dr Chris Carilli, of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory.
24 May The progenitors of type Ia supernovae, by Dr Christopher Tout, of the Institute of Astronomy.
31 May Chandra observations of clusters of galaxies, by Dr Steve Allen, of the Institute of Astronomy.
7 June The link between radio jet power and black hole mass in AGN, by Dr Mark Lacy, of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Cambridge Committee for Russian and East European Studies. Seminars will be held at 5.15 p.m. on the following Tuesdays in the Dirac Room, Fisher Building, St John's College. Tea will be served at 5 p.m.

8 May Stalinist landscape art, by Dr Mark Bassin, of University College London.
22 May Animals, images, and power: recent rock-art research in Kazakstan, by Mr Ken Lymer, of the University of Southampton.
5 June To be announced.

Criminology. Lectures will be held at 5.30 p.m. on the following Thursdays in Room B.16, Faculty of Law, West Road.

26 April Psychological consequences of wrongful imprisonment, by Dr Adrian Grounds, of the Institute of Criminology.
3 May Understanding the distribution of criminal victimization, by Professor Tim Hope, of the University of Keele.

Divinity and the Westcott House Philosophical Theology Society. The Rt Revd Dr David Jenkins, former Bishop of Durham, will give a lecture, entitled Market whys and human wherefores, at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 2 May, in the Faculty of Divinity, West Road.

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.

1 May Psychosocial dynamics of post-divorce parenting: pleasures, pitfalls, and new partners, by Ms Julie Jessop, of the Centre for Family Research.
15 May Unreal boys: parents' perspectives on attention deficit / hyperactivity disorder and the work of ritalin, by Dr Ilina Singh, of the Department of History and Philosophy of Science.
5 June Thinking about the future in health: implications for health policy, by Dr Charlotte Dargie, of the Judge Institute of Management Studies.
12 June Prenatal diagnosis of fetal abnormality: consequences for women who terminate and women who continue the pregnancy, by Ms Helen Statham, of the Centre for Family Research.

Gender Studies Working Group. The May Gender Lectures, entitled Gender, women, and science, will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Palmerston Room, St John's College.

3 May Females in physics - is the climate changing?, by Jocelyn Bell Burnell.
10 May Problems of gender and evolutionary psychology, by Hilary Rose.
17 May New ways forward - women in science, engineering, and technology, by Nancy Lane.
24 May The discovery of 'maternal effects' in biological research, by Evelyn Fox-Keller.

The lectures will be followed by seminars at 2 p.m. on Fridays, in the Boys Smith Room, St John's College.

History. Byzantium and the Medieval World seminar series. Natalie Tchernetska, of Trinity College, will give a seminar, entitled Medieval Greek palimpsests, at 5 p.m. on Friday, 4 May, in the Junior Parlour, Gonville and Caius College.

Isaac Newton Institute. A series of seminars aimed at a general scientific audience will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in Seminar Room 1, Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, 20 Clarkson Road, unless otherwise stated. Tea will be served from 4.30 p.m. and there will be an informal reception afterwards.

30 April A global view of dynamics and recent related results, by Professor Jacob Palis, of the Instituto Matemática Pura e Aplicada (3 p.m.).
14 May Some unsolved analytic problems in random process theory, by Sir John Kingman, FRS, of the University of Bristol.
11 June Topology and Sobolev spaces, by Professor Haim Brezis, of Rutgers University.
18 June Elliptic equations for composite materials, by Professor Louis Nirenberg, of New York University.

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. A sandwich lunch will be provided, courtesy of Messrs Ashurst Morris Crisp.

27 April Customary international crimes in English courts, by Dr Roger O'Keefe, of Magdalene College and the Lauterpacht Research Centre.
4 May The impact of international criminal justice on deterrence and the prevention of future atrocities: the experience of the International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda, by Payam Akhavan, of Leiden University.

Modern Greek. Lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in Room 1.02, Faculty of Classics, Sidgwick Avenue.

2 May The everyday lives and silences of a National Army soldier and his wife during the Greek Civil War, by Dr Philip Carabott, of King's College London.
9 May Greek sporting terms of foreign origin, by Professor Bo-Lennart Eklund, of the University of Gothenburg.

Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Unit (MIASU). Research seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in Room 8, Faculty of Oriental Studies, Sidgwick Avenue. Tea and coffee will be available from 4 p.m. in the MIASU Office (Room 4).

1 May Almaty, a city turned inside out, by Catherine Alexander, of the Department of Social Anthropology.
15 May Living on the edge: multiple experiences of the 1999 Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan border crisis, by Nick Megoran, of the Department of Geography.
29 May A comparative study of female religious traditions in Tibet and Mongolia, by Hanna Havnevik, of the University of Oslo.
5 June Techniques and symbolic representations of the body among the Mongols, by Gaelle Lacaze, of the University of Paris X, Nanterre.
12 June Suspended punishment: illegality, the individual, and the state in Uzbekistan, by Johan Rasanayagam, of the Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Unit and the Department of Social Anthropology.

MRC Dunn Human Nutrition Unit. A seminar, entitled Structure of SecYEG, the core protein translocase of E.coli, will be given by Dr Ian Collinson, of Harvard Medical School and Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Boston, at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, 25 April, in the Level 3 Seminar Room, Wellcome Trust/MRC Building, Hills Road.

Physiology. A special seminar, entitled Funding opportunities through the International Programme, will be given by Dr Mary Phillips, Scientific Programme Manager, Wellcome Trust International Programme, at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 1 May, in the Bryan Matthews Room, Department of Physiology, Downing Street.

Social Anthropology. Senior Seminars are 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 (G1, ground floor) from 4 p.m.

27 April On the idea of boats: their ethnobotany, implications for regional relations, and reflections on indigenous modelling procedures in the eastern half of the Kula Ring, by Professor Fred Damon, of the University of Virginia.
4 May Cultural cross-dressing in rural Mexico, by Dr Susan Drucker-Brown, of the Department of Social Anthropology.
25 May The traffic in kinship: the new reproductive technologies for heterosexual and lesbian-gay couples, by Ms Monica Bonaccorso, of the Department of Social Anthropology.
1 June Love-marriage personhood, by Dr Perveez Mody-Spencer, of the Department of Social Anthropology.
8 June The subjectification of citizenship: student interpretations of school teaching in Bali, by Dr Lynette Parker, of the University of Western Australia.

Frazer Lecture. Professor Chris Hann, of the Max Planck Institute, Halle, will give the Frazer Lecture, entitled Culture as superstition, at 5 p.m. on Friday, 11 May, in Room 1, Mill Lane Lecture Rooms, Mill Lane. There will be a reception afterwards in the New Combination Room, Corpus Christi College.


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Cambridge University Reporter, 25 April 2001
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