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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:

Divinity. The 2002-03 Stanton Lectures will be given in the Faculty of Divinity, West Road, by Professor John Cottingham, of the University of Reading, at 5 p.m. on the following dates, under the general title of The concept of the spiritual: religion, morality, and science.

29 April Religion and spirituality: from praxis to belief
30 April Religion and science: theodicy in an imperfect universe
6 May Religion and value: the problem of heteronomy
7 May Religion and self-discovery: the interior journey

Engineering. The fifth lecture in the series on Sustainable Development, organized by the Centre for Sustainable Development, will take place on Wednesday, 30 April, at 7 p.m., in the Lecture Theatre, Peterhouse. Refreshments will be available in the Lubbock Room from 6.30 p.m. For further details please contact Dr R. A. Fenner (tel. 01223 765626, e-mail raf37@eng.cam.ac.uk). The speaker will be Gunter Pauli, of the Zeri Foundation, and the topic will be Science and technology strategies for a sustainable society - ten cases of creativity and innovation leading to a new framework of competitiveness.

Geography. Seminars will be held at 4.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Seminar Room, Department of Geography, Downing Site, as follows:

8 May Representing nature, representing people, representing the world, by Professor John O'Neill, of the University of Lancaster.
15 May The geographies of European citizenship, by Dr Joe Painter, of the University of Durham.
22 May Banking the body in the twenty-first century: regulating new resource economies in bio-information, by Dr Bronwyn Parry, of the Department of Geography.

Centre for History and Economics. History and Economics Seminar. Meetings will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Allhusen Room, Trinity College, unless otherwise stated.

30 April An American empire? by Charles Maier, of Harvard University.
7 May The occupational structure of England in the mid-nineteenth century, by Tony Wrigley, of Corpus Christi College.
21 May The political culture of public health, by Peter Baldwin, of the University of California, Los Angeles.
4 June Conflict and oil, by Mary Kaldor, of the London School of Economics and Political Science. Venue: Winstanley Lecture Hall, Whewell's Court, Trinity Street.

Department of History and Philosophy of Science. Departmental Seminars. Seminars are held on Thursdays at 4.30 p.m. in Seminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, Free School Lane. Tea is served from 4 p.m. in Seminar Room 1. Organized by Simon Schaffer (e-mail sjs16@cam.ac.uk).

1 May History of science and 'the end of ideology', by Anna-Katherina Mayer, of the Department of History and Philosophy of Science.
8 May Astrologia Rediviva, by Patrick Curry, of Bath Spa University College.
15 May Heidegger, intelligibility, and objectivity, by Denis McManus, of the University of Southampton.
29 May Rethinking heredity, by Matteo Mamelli, of the London School of Economics and Political Science.
5 June How to handle an electric eel: experimental natural history in the Americas, by James Delbourgo, of McGill University.
12 June The making of sexual selection, or, a gentleman's guide to choosing a proper mate and breeding a better race, by Evelleen Richards, of the University of Sydney.

Eighth Annual Hans Rausing Lecture. This Lecture, entitled Putting the military back in: warfare states, technology, and science in the twentieth century, by David Edgerton, of Imperial College London, will take place on Thursday, 22 May, at 4.30 p.m. in The Old Labs, Newnham College.

Special Seminar. This Seminar, entitled Aristotle and the industries: the scientist and the organization in twentieth-century America, by Steven Shapin, of the University of California, San Diego, will take place on Monday, 30 June, at 5 p.m. in Seminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

History of Modern Medicine Seminar. This Seminar, entitled Making room for medical instruments: pelvimeters and forceps in nineteenth-century Mexico, by Laura Chazaro, of the Department of History and Philosophy of Science and El Colegio de Michoacan, will take place on Tuesday, 20 May, at 1 p.m. in Seminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science..

Psychoanalysis and the Humanities. Seminars are held fortnightly on Wednesdays, at 5 p.m. in Seminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science. Tea is served from 4.40 p.m. Organized by Mary Jacobus (e-mail mlj25@cam.ac.uk) and David Hillman (e-mail dah54@cam.ac.uk).

30 April The psychoanalyst's neutrality: cold or containing? by Michael Brearley, of the British Psychoanalytic Society.
14 May Mies in Maurelia, by Victor Burgin, of Goldsmith's College, London.
28 May What is the speed of dark?: schooling the unconscious imagination, by Victoria Stevens, of Los Angeles Psychoanalytic Institute.

Psy Studies: History of Psychiatry, Psychology, Psychoanalysis, and Allied Sciences. Ruth Harris, of New College, Oxford, will speak on Unconscious and Catholicism in France, 1860-1910, on Wednesday, 21 May, at 5 p.m. (with tea served from 4.40 p.m.) in Seminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

Cabinet of Natural History. Seminars are held on Mondays, at 1 p.m. in Seminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science. Organized by Sujit Sivasundaram (e-mail sps20@cam.ac.uk).

28 April Mobilizing religion in the anti-vivisection movement in Britain, 1875-1914, by Chien-Hui Li, of Wolfson College.
12 May Darwin the formalist: the sequence of the Argus pheasant's feather in 'Descent of Man', by Julia Voss, of the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin.
19 May Taking scissors and paste to nature: the 'Mirror of Literature' (1822-49) and the invention of popular science, by Jonathan Topham, of the University of Leeds.
26 May Out of the hands of Zeus: characterizing ancient meteorology, by Liba Taub, of the Department of History and Philosophy of Science.
2 June Collecting China: types and taxonomies, by Judith Green, of King's College.
9 June Cabinet Garden Party, at noon in King's College Fellows' Garden, Queens' Road. Captive elephants, the East India Company's army, and anthropomorphism, by Sujit Sivasundaram, of Gonville and Caius College.

Modern and Medieval Languages. Cultural History and Literary Imagination Seminars will be held on Fridays, at 4 p.m. in the Dirac Room, Fisher Building, St John's College.

2 May 'An alle Künstler!' - Max Pechstein and the November Revolution, by Aya Soika, of New Hall.
23 May Reconfiguring sex and gender: Nijinsky and the male dancer, by Alexandra Kolb, of St John's College.
30 May Das Fremde: Formen literarischer Inszenierung und Ansätze kulturwissenschaftlicher Forschung, by Ortrud Gutjahr, of Hamburg University.

Oriental Studies. The first Annual Semitic Philology Lecture will be given by Professor Otto Jastrow, of the University of Erlangen, entitled The Semitic languages of Eastern Turkey. This will take place on Wednesday, 30 April, at 5 p.m., in Room G19, Faculty of Classics, Sidgwick Avenue, followed by a reception in the Faculty of Oriental Studies.

Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics.

The Thirtieth Kuwait Foundation Lecture, entitled On Catalan's conjecture, will be given by Professor Preda Mihailescu, of the University of Paderborn, and will be held at 5 p.m. on Monday, 28 April.

The Thirty-first Kuwait Foundation Lecture, entitled 4-dimensional Einstein manifolds, will be given by Professor Claude LeBrun, of the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and will be held at 5 p.m., on Thursday, 22 May.

Both Lectures will be held in Meeting Room 2 (Wolfson Room), Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Wilberforce Road (entrance near the Isaac Newton Institute on Clarkson Road).

Wellcome Trust/Cancer Research UK Institute. Professor Roger Trigg, of the University of Warwick, will give a lecture entitled Do science and religion need each other? at 5.30 p.m., on Thursday, 8 May, in the Queen's Building Lecture Theatre, Emmanuel College.


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Cambridge University Reporter, 24 April 2003
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