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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:

Cambridge European Trust Lecture. Sir Nigel Wicks, GCB, Chair of the Committee on Standards in Public Life, will deliver the Cambridge European Trust Lecture, entitled Towards an integrated European securities market - politics against economics?, at 5.15 p.m. on Tuesday, 15 May, in the Runcie Room, Faculty of Divinity, West Road. The Lecture is followed by a reception at which there is an opportunity to meet the lecturer informally.

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.

Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Celtic. Departmental Lecture Series. Professor Dáibhí Ó Cróinín, of the National University of Ireland, Galway, will present a lecture, entitled Who was Palladius, First Bishop of the Irish?, at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 2 May, in the Dirac Room, St John's College.

Centre for History and Economics. History and Economics Seminars. Meetings will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in Room E4, Gibbs Building, King's College.

9 May Before Popper: English- and German-language readings of Plato's politics in the half-century before 1933, by Melissa Lane, of King's College.
23 May Backlashes against globalization, by Harold James, of Princeton University.

Chemistry. The 2001 Merck Lectures will be given by Professor Donald Hilvert, of ETH-Zürich, at 5 p.m. in the University Chemical Laboratory, Lensfield Road, as follows:

Monday, 14 May Genetic selection as a tool in mechanistic enzymology.
Friday, 18 May Searching sequence space for protein catalysts.

Clinical Medicine. Sir Richard Doll, CH, CBE, FRS, FRCP, Emeritus Regius Professor of Medicine, University of Oxford, will deliver the Sackler Distinguished Lecture 2001, entitled Progress against cancer: the acid test of national statistics, at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 23 May, in the William Harvey Lecture Theatre, School of Clinical Medicine, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Hills Road.

Criminology. Gloria Laycock, Director of the Jill Dando Centre, University College London, will give a lecture, entitled Politicians or scientists - who has the answer to crime?, at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 10 May, in Room B.16, Faculty of Law, West Road.

Divinity and the Cambridge Theological Federation. The 2000-01 Faculty-Federation Lecture will be given by Dr Linda Woodhead (Lancaster) at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 8 May, in the Rank Room, Wesley House, Jesus Lane. The title of the lecture is The softening of Christianity.

Experimental Psychology. Zangwill Club Talks 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 Common Room (second floor) from 4 p.m.

4 May Effects of reverberation at monotonous cocktail parties, by Dr John Culling, of the University of Cardiff.
11 May To be confirmed.
18 May The discrimination of structure, by Professor J. M. Pearce, of the University of Cardiff.
25 May Special memories: of birds and places and brains, by Professor Euan M. Macphail, of the University of York.
1 June Exploring hippocampal function with single-unit recording: there's more to it than spatial memory, by Dr Emma Wood, of the University of Edinburgh.
8 June Ultraviolet reflectances, fluorescence, and colour vision in birds, by Dr Andrew T. D. Bennett, of the University of Bristol.

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.

3 May The naturalistic fallacy: an open and shut case?, by Dr Alex Miller, of the University of Wales, Cardiff.
10 May Newton's theory of comets: from 'projectile' to 'planet', by Dr J. A. Ruffner.
17 May Herring census: debates on overfishing and the transfer of techniques from demography to animal ecology, 1890-1940, by Dr Sarah Jansen, of the Max Planck Institute, Berlin.
24 May Fakes and false memories: techniques of reconstruction in psychoanalysis and archaeology, by Ms Cathy Gere, of the Department of History and Philosophy of Science.
31 May Feeling under the weather: climatic susceptibility in eighteenth-century Britain, by Dr Jan Golinski, of the University of New Hampshire.
7 June Now you see it, now you don't: observation and experiment in (the philosophy of) science, by Dr David Gooding, of the University of Bath.
14 June Doing philosophy with machines: Hero of Alexandria's mechanical treatises, by Dr Karin Tybjerg, of the Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

The sixth annual Hans Rausing Lecture, entitled Roots and routes: living in a technological world, will be given by Professor Rosalind H. Williams, of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 22 May, in the Old Labs, Newnham College.

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.

14 May Discussion of Barbara T. Gates's Kindred Nature: Victorian and Edwardian Women Embrace the Living World (Chicago University Press, 1998), led by Clare Pettitt, of Newnham College. Copies of the text are on reserve in the Whipple Library.
28 May Tipu's tiger, by Sadiah Qureshi, of the Department of History and Philosophy of Science.
4 June Indian hill stations and the reinvention of fieldwork, by Simon Schaffer, of the Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

Psychoanalysis and the Humanities. Seminars 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 from 4.40 p.m.

2 May On not being able to sleep: re-reading 'The Interpretation of Dreams', by Professor Jacqueline Rose, of Queen Mary and Westfield College, London.
16 May Does queer theory have an unconscious?, by Dr Ellis Hanson, of Cornell University.

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.

9 May Hysteria and hypnosis as ongoing processes of negotiation: Ilma's case from the Austro-Hungarian monarchy, by Emese Lafferton, of the Central European University, Budapest and the Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine, University College London.
23 May Love as medicine, loneliness as risk factor: stories and science from the recent history of mind-body medicine, by Professor Anne Harrington, of the University of Bristol and Harvard University.
6 June Genes and developmental narratives, by Professor Evelyn Fox Keller, of Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Land Economy. Lunch-time seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesdays in Room 1, Mill Lane Lecture Rooms, Mill Lane, unless otherwise stated.

2 May Moral hazard and risk management in agri-environmental policy, by Professor Rob Fraser, of Imperial College at Wye.
9 May How to pay for public environmental services, by Professor Allan Buckwell, of the Country Landowner and Business Association.
16 May Economics: between the necessity and the impossibility of ethics, by Mr Alfonso Salinas, of the Department of Land Economy.
23 May How FAIR the Act? Current US farm policy in retrospect and prospect, by Professor Harry Ayer, of the University of Arizona.
30 May Measuring the investment performance of property - methods and applications, by Mr Tony Key, of the Investment Property Databank (Regional Studies Association Seminar: 5 p.m.).
6 June Consumer acceptance of GM foods: implications for trade, by Ms Sally James, of the University of Western Australia.
13 June EU enlargement and regional policy, by Professor John Bachtler, of the University of Strathclyde (Regional Studies Association Seminar: 5 p.m.).
20 June To be announced.

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).

2 May Digital thinking: using computers to enhance architectural education, by Dr Megan Yakeley, of Foster and Partners Ltd.
9 May Architecture and non-harmonic structures in music, by Professor Radoslav Zuk, of McGill University, Montreal.
16 May Trammels, trannels, and trowels: the development of brickwork in England, 1600-1720, by Dr James Campbell, of the Martin Centre.
23 May Rice, Francis, Ritchie in Paris: continuing the work of Peter Rice, by Professor Bernard Vaudeville, of the École des Ponts et Chaussées.
30 May The design of a naturally ventilated theatre space, by Professor Alan Short, of De Montfort University (Professor of Architecture Elect).

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.

2 May Historical archaeology in the Dwars Valley, Western Cape, South Africa, by Gavin Lucas, of the Cambridge Archaeological Unit.
16 May The Asia Forearc project, by Peter Bellwood, Visiting Scholar.
30 May Phytoliths and crop processing: an ethno-graphical approach, by Marco Madella, of the McDonald Institute.
13 June Ritual continuity at the Etruscan sanctuary at Cerveteri, by Vedia Izzet, of Christ's College.

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

9 May UCPs, what we have learned from genetically modified mice, by Dr Antonio Vidal-Puig, of the Department of Clinical Biochemistry.
23 May Where does the oxygen come from that we breathe?, by Professor James Barber, of Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine, London.
13 June Factors controlling the balance between apoptotic and necrotic modes of neuronal death, by Professor Pierluigi Nicotera, of the University of Leicester.

Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics. The fifteenth, sixteenth, and seventeenth Kuwait Foundation Lectures will take place at 5 p.m. on the following dates in the Wolfson Room (MR2), Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Wilberforce Road (entrance on Clarkson Road).

23 May Variation of de Rham cohomology in families, by Professor H. Esnault, of the University of Essen.
7 June Torus actions and topology, by Professor R. D. MacPherson, of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton.
12 June Modular generating functions, geometric and arithmetic, by Professor Stephen Kudla, of the University of Maryland.

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Cambridge University Reporter, 2 May 2001
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