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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:

Inaugural Lecture. Professor Usha Goswami will deliver her Inaugural Lecture, entitled Rhyme, rhythm and analogy: reading and dyslexia in English and other languages, at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 30 October, in the Faculty of Education Conference Hall, Shaftesbury Road.

Dr S. T. Lee University Lecture on Science and Public Policy. Sir John Sulston FRS will deliver the Inaugural Dr S. T. Lee University Lecture on Science and Public Policy, entitled The exploitation of science: private profit, public loss?, from 5.25 p.m. to 6.30 p.m., on Tuesday, 4 November 2003, in the Queen's Building Lecture Theatre of Emmanuel College. The Lecture will be followed by a reception in the Old Library of Emmanuel College. Please could those wishing to attend notify Sandra Lackenby (tel. 01223 335556, e-mail sl325.cam.ac.uk) by 28 October 2003.

Clinical Veterinary Medicine. Tea Clubs are held on Wednesdays at 4.30 p.m. in Lecture Theatre 1, Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine, Madingley Road, Cambridge. Tea is served at 4 p.m. in the Senior Common Room.

22 October Human obesity and insulin resistance: lessons from experiments of Nature, by Professor Steve O'Rahilly, of the Department of Medicine.
12 November The E5 protein of bovine papillomavirus in cell transformation and immune evasion, by Professor Saveria Campo, of the University of Glasgow.
3 December Why do Bordetellas modulate (i.e. change their phenotype in response to environmental stimuli), by Dr Mark Peppler, of the University of Alberta.

Criminology. Dr Britta Kyvsgaard, Chief of Research at the Danish Ministry of Justice, will give a public lecture in Room G24 of the Faculty of Law, West Road, on Patterns in criminal careers, on Thursday, 16 October 2003, at 5.30 p.m.

Earth Sciences. Seminars will be held in the Harker Room, Department of Earth Sciences, Downing Site, on Tuesdays at 5.00 p.m.

14 October Why are the Arc Volcanoes where they are?, by Professor Philip England, of the University of Oxford.
21 October Variability in the El Niño Southern Oscillation, past, present, and future, by Dr Sandy Tudhope, of the University of Edinburgh.
28 October First principles simulations of mineral properties of the deep Earth, by Dr John Brodholt, of University College London.
4 November Interactions between trace element cycles and marine ecosystems, by Professor Hein de Baar, of the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research.
11 November Climate change and the dynamics of drainage basin evolution, by Dr Greg Tucker, of the University of Oxford.
18 November Principles and applications of Ca isotope fractionation, by Professor Anton Eisenhauer, of GEOMAR, Germany.
25 November Turning up the heat on the earliest life, by Professor Martin Brasier, of the University of Oxford.
2 December Climate inside planets: CO2 degassing and abiogenic CH4 production inside the Earth, by Professor Alan Thompson, of ETH, Zurich.

Education. Seminars will take place at the Faculty of Education, Shaftesbury Road, unless otherwise stated, as follows:

Monday, 13 October At 4 p.m., Reading between the lines: gender and reception of texts by adolescent non-native readers of English in South Africa, by Dr Robert Balfour, of the University of Natal, South Africa, in Room 104, Shaftesbury Road, Contact: Michael Evans (tel. 336257, e-mail mje1000@hermes.cam.ac.uk).
From 4.30 to 6.30 p.m. A performance to open the series - Valerie Bloom. Reading lists available from Rowena Seabrook (tel. 507158, e-mail res38@cam.ac.uk).
Saturday, 18 October At 11 a.m., Challenging pupils through scientific explanations, by Dr Keith Taber, of the Faculty of Education, in the Science Block, Homerton Site. Contact: Keith Taber (tel. 507171, e-mail kst24@cam.ac.uk).
Monday, 20 October At 4 p.m., Sharing research activities, in Room 117, Mary Allan Building, Homerton Site. Contact: Isobel Urquhart (tel. 507285, e-mail ibu20@cus.cam.ac.uk) or Ruth Kershner (tel. 507290, e-mail rsk21@cam.ac.uk).
From 4.30 to 6.30 p.m., Ignore international literature at your peril! - A discussion led by a panel: Pav Akhtar, Tim Cribb, Ato Quayson, Sarah Knight. Reading lists available from Rowena Seabrook (tel. 507158, e-mail res38@cam.ac.uk).
From 5 to 6.30 p.m., Pregnant bodies, fertile minds: gender, race and the schooling of pregnant teens, by Professor Wendy Luttrell, of Harvard University, in the Lecture Room, 17 Trumpington Street. Contact: Madeleine Arnot (mma1000@cam.ac.uk) - limited to students and academics.
Thursday, 23 October At 4 p.m., Developing a research methodology, in Room 117, Mary Allan Building, Homerton Site. Contact: Isobel Urquhart (tel. 507285, e-mail ibu20@cus.cam.ac.uk) or Ruth Kershner (tel. 507290, e-mail rsk21@cam.ac.uk).
Monday, 27 October From 4.30 to 6.30 p.m., Reading Group - First meeting chaired by Sarah Knight (study list available). Reading lists available from Rowena Seabrook (tel. 507158, e-mail res38@cam.ac.uk).
At 5.30 p.m., Children's emotional responses to mathematical problem-solving: the role of teaching methods, by Mei-shiu Chiu and David Whitebread, in Room 207, Mary Allan Building, Homerton Site. Contact: Tim Rowland (tel. 507298, e-mail tr202@cam.ac.uk).
Wednesday, 29 October At 5 p.m., Title to be confirmed (writings including Caring: a feminine approach to ethics and moral education), by Professor Nel Noddings, Lee Jacks Professor of Education Emeritus, Stanford University, in the Boulind Room 8/9, Mary Allan Building, Homerton Site. Contact: Chris Tubb (tel. 507230, e-mail ct223@cam.ac.uk).
Thursday, 30 October At 4 p.m., Reading Group, Room 118, Mary Allan Building, Homerton Site. Contact: Isobel Urquhart (tel. 507285, e-mail ibu20@cus.cam.ac.uk) or Ruth Kershner (tel. 507290, e-mail rsk21@cam.ac.uk).
Friday, 31 October From 9.30 to 11 a.m., Working-class families and neo-liberal public education, by Professor Robert Connell, of the University of Sydney, in Lecture Room, 17 Trumpington Street. Contact: Madeleine Arnot (mma1000@cam.ac.uk) - limited to students and academics.
Monday, 10 November From 4.30 to 6.30 p.m., Lemn Sissay - A talk by the performer and autobiographer. Reading lists available from Rowena Seabrook (tel. 507158, e-mail res38@cam.ac.uk).
From 5 to 6.30 p.m., Democratizing English, culture, pedagogy and power in South Africa, by Dr Robert Balfour, University of Natal, in the Lecture Room, 17 Trumpington Street. Contact: Madeleine Arnot (mma1000@cam.ac.uk) - limited to students and academics.
Wednesday, 12 November At 4.15 p.m., Antisocial, angry, and unsympathetic: peer problems in 'hard-to-manage' preschoolers, by Dr Claire Hughes, of the Centre for Family Research, in the Lecture Room, 17 Trumpington Street. Contact: Usha Goswami (tel. 369631, e-mail ucg10@cam.ac.uk).
Saturday, 15 November From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Creativity as transformation, by Anna Craft, of the Open University, and Jo Glover, of the University of Central England, in the Boulind Room 6/7, Mary Allan Building, Homerton Site. Contact: Pam Burnard (tel. 507299, e-mail pab61@cam.ac.uk).
Monday, 17 November From 4.30 to 6.30 p.m., Reading group - Second meeting chaired by Sarah Knight (study list available). Reading lists available from Rowena Seabrook (tel. 507158, e-mail res38@cam.ac.uk).
At 5.30 p.m., Is Mathematics T.I.R.E.D.? A profile of quiet disaffection in the secondary mathematics classroom, by Dr Elena Nardi, of the University of East Anglia and Susan Steward, in Room 207, Mary Allan Building, Homerton Site. Contact: Tim Rowland (tel. 507298, e-mail tr202@cam.ac.uk).
Monday, 24 November At 4 p.m., To be confirmed, in Room 117, Mary Allan Building, Homerton Site. Contact: Isobel Urquhart (tel. 507285 e-mail ibu20@cus.cam.ac.uk) or Ruth Kershner (tel. 507290 e-mail rsk21@cam.ac.uk).
From 4.30 to 6.30 p.m., Speaker/Performance - to finish the series, details to follow. Reading lists available from Rowena Seabrook (tel. 507158, e-mail res38@cam.ac.uk).
From 5 to 6.30 p.m., Gender and citizenship: the lost dimension, by Dr Madeleine Arnot, in the Lecture Room, 17 Trumpington Street. Contact: Madeleine Arnot (mma1000@cam.ac.uk) - limited to students and academics.
Thursday, 4 December From 5 to 6.30 p.m., Developing children's thinking skills across-the-curriculum: ACTS in Northern Ireland, by Professor Carol McGuinness, of Queen's University, Belfast, in the Conference Hall, Shaftesbury Road. Contact: Angela Pollentine (tel. 369631, e-mail ajp43@cam.ac.uk).

English and Cambridge University Press. Empson Lectures 2003. A series of six lectures, entitled Literature and the taste of knowledge, will be given at 5.30 p.m. in Room 3, Mill Lane Lecture Rooms, by Professor Michael Wood, of Princeton University, as follows:

Monday, 27 October What Henry knew
Wednesday, 29 October After such knowledge, what literature?
Friday, 31 October Kafka and the Third Reich
Monday, 3 November Seven types of obliquity
Wednesday, 5 November Missing dates
Friday, 7 November The fictionable world

For further details contact the Faculty of English, tel. 01223 765 786. (Website : www.english.cam.ac.uk)

Experimental Psychology. Zangwill Club Seminars are held at 4.30 p.m. on Fridays in the Lecture Theatre, Ground Floor, Department of Experimental Psychology, Downing Site, unless otherwise stated. Tea and cakes will be served in the Second Floor Seminar Room from 4 p.m.

10 October The rodent executive model - is it fully loaded? by Professor Verity Brown, of the University of St Andrews. Host: Trevor Robbins.
17 October Rhyme, rhythm, and dyslexia: a cross language analysis, by Professor Usha Goswami, of the Faculty of Education. Host: Lorraine K. Tyler.
24 October Frontal control of visual selective attention, by Dr Nilli Lavie, of University College London. Host: Greg Davis.
31 October Learning during anaesthesia, by Dr Jackie Andrade, of the University of Sheffield. Host: Helen Moss.
7 November The sound structure of language: the auditory cortex and beyond, by Professor Susan Iversen, of the University of Oxford. Host: Lorraine K. Tyler.
14 November Interference between the observation and execution of action, by Dr Sarah Blakemore, of University College London. Host: Greg Davis.
21 November What has fMRI told us about the human auditory cortex? by Dr Debbie Hall, Medical Research Council, Institute of Hearing Research, Nottingham. Host: Lorraine K. Tyler.
28 November Theory of mind: nature or nurture? Findings from a study of 1,100 5-year old twin pairs, by Dr Claire Hughes, of the Centre for Family Research, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences. Host: Kate Plaisted.

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

8 October Writing the history of the Left in Europe, 1850-2000, by Geoff Eley, of the University of Michigan.
22 October A national passion: demography in France 1930-1960, by Paul André Rosental, of EHESS-INED, Paris.
19 November Problems of serfdom: the case of nineteenth-century Russia, by Tracy Dennison, of Robinson College and the Centre for History and Economics.
3 December Adam Smith's Theory of Moral Sentiments in biographical contexts, by Nick Phillipson, of the University of Edinburgh.

Modern and Medieval Languages. Cultural History and Literary Imagination Seminars will be held on Fridays at 5 p.m. in the Dirac Room, Fisher Building, St John's College, as follows:

17 October Industrialism enters art: the case of Theodor Mintrop, by Margaret A. Rose, of Clare Hall.
7 November Analytical psychology and philosophy of symbolic forms: Ernst Cassirer and Carl Jung, by Paul Bishop, of the University of Glasgow.
28 November German literature and the ecological imagination, by Colin Riordan, of the University of Newcastle upon Tyne.

Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Unit. Research Seminars are held at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in Room 8, Faculty of Oriental Studies, Sidgwick Avenue. Tea and coffee is available from 4 p.m. in the Unit's office: Room 4, Faculty of Oriental Studies.

14 October Health system reform in Central Asia: notes from the field, by Jane Salvage, international health consultant with experience in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.
28 October Temporality, time systems, and seasonal change among the nomads of Porong, central Tibet, by Carlos Mondragon, Research Associate, Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Unit.
11 November Where is 'home' in a nomadic 'homeland'?: accommodations of the state and the place of the 'uls ger', by Alan Wheeler, of the Department of Social Anthropology.
25 November True Buddhism in the republic of Kalmykia, by Tara Sinclair, of the Department of Social Anthropology.

MRC Dunn Human Nutrition Unit Seminar. Seminars are held on Wednesdays at 3 p.m. in the Raymond and Beverly Sackler Lecture Theatre, Level 7, Wellcome Trust/MRC Building, Hills Road.

8 October Research methods and strategies for the study of nutrition and chronic disease, by Professor Ross Prentice, of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle (Host: Sheila Bingham). (Jointly hosted by the MRC Dunn Human Nutrition Unit, Strangeways Research Laboratory, and the MRC Cell Cancer Unit)
15 October Regulation of mammalian mtDNA transcription, by Professor Nils-Göran Larsson, of the Department of Medical Nutrition, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm (Host: Ian Holt).

Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics. The thirty-second Kuwait Foundation Lecture, entitled p-adic Hodge theory, will be given by Professor Gerd Faltings, of the Max Planck Institute of Mathematics, Bonn, at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 28 October, in the Wolfson Room (Meeting Room 2), Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Wilberforce Road, Cambridge (entrance on Clarkson Road before the Isaac Newton Institute).

Zoology. The Michael Perkins Lecture 2003, entitled Ecosystems and the biosphere as complex adaptive systems, will be given by Professor Simon Levin, of Princeton University, at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 20 November, in the Main Lecture Theatre, Department of Zoology, Downing Street.

Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities (CRASSH). The Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities is pleased to announce the following events in the CRASSH Seminar Room, Old Press Site (unless otherwise stated).

Alternate Tuesdays, from 5 to 6.30 p.m. starting on 14 October.

Migration and post-colonial transformations: Interdisciplinary Reading Group. A reading group to examine new thinking on diaspora, globalization, citizenship, and transnationalism. Convenors: David Feldman (CRASSH/Birkbeck College, London) and Priya Gopal (English). Organizational meeting, 14 October.

Tuesdays during term time, from 12.45 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Psychoanalysis Reading Group. Using the theme of 'Migration' as its focus, this reading group will examine the migrations of psychoanalysis across both national and disciplinary boundaries and its relevance to the issue of contemporary migration. Convenors: Mary Jacobus (English) and John Forrester (History and Philosophy of Science).

7-8 November: Migrants past and present (in Newnham College).

A two-day conference to explore across time and space the consequences of large-scale migration to both host and migrant populations. Convenors : John Morrill (CRASSH) and Rosamond McKitterick (History).

14-15 November: Architectural history: between history and archaeology.

A two-day conference exploring the tensions and points of convergence between different disciplinary approaches to the study of architectural history. Convenors: Robin Osborne (Classics), Dana Arnold (University of Southampton), Eric Fernie (London).

For further information, please refer to the Centre's website at: http://www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/eventsforthcoming.html. Alternatively, please contact CRASSH on (7)66886 or events@crassh.cam.ac.uk.


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Cambridge University Reporter, 1 October 2003
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