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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.

Mordell Lecture, 2001. The Mordell Lecture for 2001 will be given by Professor David Aldous, of the University of California, Berkeley, who will lecture on Mathematical probability: some topics we do understand and some we don't, at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 22 May, in the Wolfson Lecture Theatre, Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Clarkson Road.

Hardy Fellow Lecture, 2001. The 2001 Hardy Fellow Lecture will be given by Professor Persi Diaconis, of Stanford University, who will lecture on What do we know about the metropolis algorithm?, at 5 p.m. on Friday, 18 May, in the Wolfson Lecture Theatre, Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Clarkson Road.

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.

14 May Genealogies as a source for demographic research: a further assessment of their reliability and biases, by Dr Zhongwei Zhao, of Pembroke College.
21 May Tracking ancestors and descendants in kinship networks: the distribution of genetic contribution to those alive at the last millennium, by Professor Mike Murphy, of the London School of Economics.
4 June Sensibility and genealogy in the eighteenth-century family portrait: the collection at Kedleston Hall, by Dr Kate Retford, of Gonville and Caius College.
11 June 'Left to the mercy of the world': chances of survival at the Spedale degli Innocenti in Florence in the mid-eighteenth century, by Ms Alysa Levene, of Emmanuel College.

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.

Divinity. Currents in World Christianity and Henry Martyn Centre. A joint series of seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on the following dates in the Healey-Elias Room, Westminster College.

10 May The Kingdom of God versus the Church: the debate around the Conference of the International Missionary Council at Tambaram, Madras in 1938, by Revd Sebastian Kim, of the Henry Martyn Centre.
24 May Examining western secular culture: a priority for global mission, by Revd Andrew Kirk, of the University of Birmingham.

Currents in World Christianity: Mission in Theology Lecture. Dr Denise Ackermann, of the University of Stellenbosch, will speak on The language of lament: mission in the midst of suffering, at 5 p.m. on Monday, 14 May, in the Runcie Room, Faculty of Divinity, West Road.

East Asia Institute. Centre for Korean Studies. Seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Mondays in the Sorimachi Memorial Room (Room 13), Faculty of Oriental Studies, Sidgwick Avenue.

14 May Rites of passage in Korea in 1900, by Dr Keechang Kim, of Selwyn College.
11 June Long-term communist prisoners in the Republic of Korea, by Mr Han-Kyun Kim, of the Institute of Criminology.

Engineering. A Mechanics Colloquium, entitled The historical development of matrix structural analysis and its morphing into the finite element method, will be given by Professor Carlos A. Felippa, of the University of Colorado, at 2.30 p.m. on Friday, 18 May, in Lecture Room 6, Department of Engineering, Trumpington Street.

Gender Studies Working Group and Modern and Medieval Languages. Gender and Film Symposium. A symposium, entitled Gender studies/queer film, will be held from 9.45 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, 12 May, in the Palmerston Room, St John's College. Speakers will include Juliet Mitchell, Ellis Hanson, Alice Kuzniar, Monika Treut, Paul Julian Smith, Emma Wilson, and Sarah Cooper. There is no charge for the day and no pre-registration is required. The symposium is mounted in conjunction with a season of films at the Cambridge Arts Picture House. For further details, e-mail admin@gender.cam.ac.uk, or see http://www.gender.cam.ac.uk/.

May Gender Lectures. Please note an amendment to the lecture on 10 May, announced on 25 April (p. 598). The speaker will now be Suzanne Zeedyk and she will speak on The science of rape.

Law. Centre for Public Law. The inaugural Sir David Williams Lecture, entitled Altered states: federalism and devolution at the 'real' turn of the millennium, will be given by the Hon. Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 15 May, in Lecture Theatre LG19, Faculty of Law, West Road.

Criminology. Professor Dirk van Zyl Smit, of the University of Nottingham and the University of Cape Town, will give a lecture, entitled Life is different too - comparative reflections on the theory and practice of life imprisonment, at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 17 May, in Room B.16, Faculty of Law, West Road.

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Cambridge University Reporter, 10 May 2001
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