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The following lectures and seminars will be open to members of the University and others who are interested:
Institute of Astronomy. Cambridge Astrophysics Colloquia. 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.
|24 January||Massive star feedback and consequences for chemical evolution, by Dr S. Oey, of the Lowell Observatory.|
|31 January||Cygnus X2, neutron star kicks, and crowded places, by Dr M. B. Davies, of the University of Leicester.|
|7 February||The UK's new robotic telescopes, by Professor M. Bode, of Liverpool John Moores University.|
|14 February||Cold dark matter cusps, by Dr H. S. Zhao, of the Institute of Astronomy.|
|21 February||The evolution of the X-ray background sources, by Dr G. Hasinger, of the Astrophysikalisches Institut, Potsdam.|
|28 February||Raymond and Beverly Sackler Lecture: The formation of planetary systems, by Professor D. Lin, of the University of California, Santa Cruz.|
|7 March||Photometric searches for extra-solar planets, by Professor K. Horne, of the University of St Andrews.|
|14 March||Galaxy ecology, by Dr R. Bower, of the University of Durham.|
Biochemistry. Seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Lecture Theatre, Sanger (New) Building, Department of Biochemistry, Tennis Court Road, unless otherwise stated. Please address any enquiries to Dr Richard Farndale (tel. 01223 766 111, e-mail email@example.com).
|29 January||V(D)J Recombination-Transposition by another name, by Dr Kevin Hiom, of the Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge.|
|5 February||Structural basis for regulation of protein kinase B/Akt by hydrophobic motif phosphorylation, by Dr David Barford, of the Institute of Cancer Research, London.|
|12 February||Protein folding and molecular chaperones in retinal degeneration, by Dr Mike Cheetham, of the Institute of Ophthalmology, University College, London.|
|19 February||DNA replication licensing and human cell proliferation, by Dr Gareth Williams, of the Department of Pathology.|
|26 February||Towards the molecular mechanism of multidrug transporters, by Dr Rik van Veen, of the Department of Pathology.|
|5 March||Alkis Seraphim Memorial Lecture: Developmental roles of platelet-derived growth factors, by Professor Christer Betsholtz, of the University of Goteborg, Sweden. PLEASE NOTE: 5 p.m.|
|12 March||A role for Cyclin B in DNA repair during G2, by Dr Tony Carr, of the University of Sussex.|
Computer Laboratory. Seminars will be held at 4.15 p.m. on Wednesdays in Lecture Theatre 1, William Gates Building, JJ Thomson Avenue, off Madingley Road.
|23 January||CAPSA: a technical review OR Physician heal thyself, by Anthony Finkelstein, of University College, London.|
|13 February||Computing for the Genome Project, by Richard Durbin, of the Sanger Centre, Cambridge.|
|20 February||Practical lock-free data structures, by Tim Harris, of the Computer Laboratory.|
|27 February||Information access to scientific articles, by Simone Teufel, of the Computer Laboratory.|
Divinity. To celebrate the 500th anniversary of the establishment of the Lady Margaret's Chair in Divinity, the Faculty of Divinity offers the following programme of events, all of which will be held in the Faculty Building on West Road:
'Scripture and theology': two speakers in dialogue. Seminars will take place at 2.30 p.m.
|6 February: Dr P. Joyce (Oxford), and Professor F. Young (Birmingham).|
|19 February: Professor C. Rowland and Professor J. Webster (Oxford).|
|6 March: Professor W. Horbury and Professor D. A. Turner (Faculty of Divinity).|
Lady Margaret Beaufort and her sixteenth-century Professors of Divinity at Cambridge. Open Lecture. The Lecture will take place on Friday, 1 March, at 5 p.m., and will be chaired by the Vice-Chancellor.
Dr R. A. W. Rex (Faculty of Divinity) will lecture on Lady Margaret and John Fisher.
Professor P. Collinson (T) will lecture on The importance of the Bible in the Reformation.
A Day Conference on 'Scripture and Theology' will take place between 10 a.m. and 5.30 p.m. on Saturday, 2 March. Speakers will include: Dr D. Lipton (N), Professor G. N. Stanton (Faculty of Divinity), Professor M. D. Hooker (R), Professor R. Bauckham (St Andrews), Professor D. F. Ford (Faculty of Divinity), Professor R. Morgan (Oxford), Professor Dr M. Hengel (Tuebingen), the Most Revd R. D. Williams, Archbishop of Wales.
The conference will be followed by Choral Evensong in St John's College Chapel and thereafter by a gala dinner in the Hall at St John's College. Members of the University are invited to apply for tickets to this dinner (£25 per person). Please contact Ms R. M. Paul for details (tel. 01223 763017, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org).
Engineering. The Mechanics Colloquia Seminar Series will take place on Fridays, at 2.30 p.m. in Lecture Room 6 of the Department of Engineering, Trumpington Street, unless otherwise stated.
|25 January||The collapse of the World Trade Centre, by Dr Chris Burgoyne, of the Department of Engineering. Note: Lecture Theatre 0.|
|15 February||Mission applications and engineering challenges for solar sail spacecraft, by Professor Colin McInnes, of the University of Glasgow.|
|22 February||Motorcycle steering oscillations due to road profiling, by Professor David Limebeer, of Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine, London.|
History. Hexagonal Forum. Meetings will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Boys Smith Room, Fisher Building, St John's College. For any further information, please contact Robert Tombs (e-mail email@example.com).
|29 January||Sport and the particularity of France, c. 1880-1950, by Dick Holt and Pierre Lanfranchi, of De Montfort University.|
|12 February||History, geography, and the French national space: the question of Alsace-Lorraine, 1914-1918, by Mike Heffernan, of the University of Nottingham.|
|26 February||Perverse and permissive pleasures: sexual regulation and dissimulation in 'la belle époque', by Fae Brauer, of the University of New South Wales.|
|12 March||Between 'pays' and 'patrie': nationalism, nostalgia, and the treatment of the homesick soldier in early nineteenth-century France, by Lisa O'Sullivan, of Queen Mary and Westfield College, London.|
The Cultural History and Methodology Seminar will take place in Seminar Room 3, Basement, History Faculty, West Road, on Friday, 1 February at 5.30 p.m. Kate Flint, of Rutgers University, will offer a seminar entitled 'Why has my white sister visited the wigwams of her red brethren?': British women writers and Native Americans, 1820-1900.
There will be a History Faculty Open Lecture entitled History and material culture, by Dr John Styles, of the Victoria and Albert Museum, with Dr Larry Klein. The Lecture will take place on Monday, 11 February, at 2 p.m. in Room LG 19, Faculty of Law, West Road.
Land Economy. Lunch-time seminars will be held from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesdays, and will take place in Lecture Room 1, Laundress Lane (old Department of Land Economy Library), unless otherwise stated.
|30 January||Regional property market variations: two distinct examples, by Dr Steven Rowley, of the University of Sheffield.|
|6 February||Semiparametric estimation and testing in a model of environmental regulation with adverse selection, by Alban Thomas, of the University of Toulouse.|
|13 February||Incentives, institutions, and social housing, by Dr Alex Marsh, of the University of Bristol.|
|20 February||Optimal transition to backstop substitutes for non-renewable resources, by Professor Yacov Tsur, of the Hebrew University, Jerusalem.|
|27 February||Knowing what we don't know: some epistemiological problems for environmental policy, by Professor John Proops, of the University of Keele (Regional Studies Association Seminar, to begin at 5 p.m. in Room 1).|
|6 March||Continental shift? An analysis of convergence trends in European real estate equity returns, by Professor Colin Lizieri, of the University of Reading.|
|13 March||Allocating blame for flooding, by Professor William Howard, of the University of Kent (Regional Studies Association Seminar, to begin at 5 p.m. in Room 1).|
Law. The Centre for Public Law will be hosting a lecture entitled Human rights and judicial creativity, to be given by The Rt. Hon Lady Justice Brenda Hale. The lecture will take place on Monday, 4 February, at 5 p.m. in Room LG19, Faculty of Law, West Road. For further details, please contact Ms Felicity Eves (tel. 01223 330042, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org).
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.
|6 February||Cornish language and Cornish archaeology: is there a connection in the medieval and post-medieval period? by Matthew Spriggs.|
|20 February||Zawiyet Sultan, a not very important (but nonetheless interesting) ancient town in Middle Egypt, by Barry Kemp.|
|6 March||'Portus Romae' surveyed, by Martin Millett.|
Oriental Studies. East Asia Institute. The Centre for Korean Studies will be hosting a seminar on Monday, 28 January at 2.15 p.m. in Room 13 of the Faculty of Oriental Studies. The seminar will be given by the Korean author Kim Itae, and is entitled Creative writing at a cultural crossing: Japan-Korea-crossed literature.
Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Unit. Research Seminars will take place on Tuesdays between 4.30 p.m. and 6 p.m., in Room 9, Faculty of Oriental Studies, Sidgwick Avenue. Tea and coffee will be available from 4 p.m. in the Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Unit office, Room 4, Faculty of Oriental Studies.
|5 February||Living without the dead: the radical rejection of ancestors in tribal India and Arctic Siberia, by Piers Vitebsky, of the Scott Polar Research Institute.|
|19 February||'Bread is first before everything!': Meskhetian Turkish consumption and moral economy, by Kathryn Tomlinson, of University College London.|
|5 March||The fall and rise of 'nomadism' in Arctic Siberia, by Vera Skvirskaya, of the Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Unit, and the Department of Social Anthropology.|
Physics. Scott Lectures. Professor Rashid Sunyaev, Director of the Max-Planck-Institut für Astrophysik, Garching, will give three lectures on the theme Advances in high energy astrophysics and astrophysical cosmology, in the Pippard Lecture Theatre, Cavendish Laboratory, at 4.30 p.m. on the following dates:
|18 February||Boundary layers in accretion discs about neutron stars: how to distinguish black holes from neutron stars.|
|20 February||The scattering of X-rays by molecular gas and the recent past history of the black hole in the centre of our galaxy.|
|22 February||Hot gas in clusters of galaxies and their role in cosmology.|
Social Anthropology. Senior Seminars. Seminars will be held on Fridays, at 5 p.m. in the Seminar Room, Department of Social Anthropology, New Museums Site, Free School Lane. The Common Room (Ground Floor) will be available for tea from 4 p.m. onwards.
|25 January||Charous and Ravans: racial anxieties in an Indian township in South Africa, by Dr Thomas Hansen, of the University of Edinburgh.|
|1 February||Roots of ethnic difference? Marriage patterns of the Calé, the Gypsies of Spain, by Professor Juan Gamella, of the University of Granada.|
|8 February||Lying and the effectiveness of speech in Fiji, by Dr Christina Toren, of Brunel University.|
|15 February||Magical kitsch: neo-shamanism for the new Russians, by Dr Galina Lindquist, of the University of Stockholm.|
|22 February||'I will never forget you': trauma, memory, and moral identity in the case of pregnancy loss, by Professor Linda Layne, of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York.|
|1 March||Cultural memory and the body's topography, by Dr Paul Connerton, of the Department of Social Anthropology.|
|8 March||Presumptions of interest: bio-prospecting's representational politics, by Dr Cori Hayden, of the Department of Social Anthropology.|
University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate and its Advisory Council for New Technologies in Assessment. A seminar entitled Managed learning environments and distance education, will be given at 4.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 30 January, in the University Centre, Granta Place, Mill Lane, Cambridge. The speakers will be Mr Alastair Wells, Head of ICT, The Netherhall School, and Dr Tony Toole, Director of On-line Services, Coleg Sir Gar. For further details see http:/ital.ucles-red.cam.ac.uk/ACNTA/.
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Cambridge University Reporter, 23 January 2002
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