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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.

Biological Anthropology. Seminars will be held at 4 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Seminar Room, Level 6, Department of Biological Anthropology, Downing Street, Cambridge. (Enquiries: tel. 01223 335454 or e-mail tsw22@cam.ac.uk)

15 October Enamel traces of early life events, by Dr Louise Humphrey, of the Natural History Museum, London.
22 October The hazards of travel, by Dr Ron Behrens, of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
29 October Environmental heat stress: a source of variability in human birth weight? by Dr Jonathan Wells, of the Institute of Child Health, London.
5 November Making dead men walk: the art of fossil gait reconstruction, by Dr Bill Sellers, of Loughborough University.
19 November Modern human dispersals and the Upper-Palaeolithic of Morocco, by Dr Nick Barton, of the University of Oxford.
26 November (Title to be announced), by Dr Russell Hill, of the University of Durham.

Chemical Engineering. Seminars take place from 3.30 to 4.30 p.m. on Wednesdays in Lecture Theatre 1 (LT1), Department of Chemical Engineering, Pembroke Street. Tea and cakes are offered from 3.15 to 3.30 p.m. outside LT1.

22 October New developments in biosensor technology, by Professor Chris Lowe, of the Institute of Biotechnology.
29 October Carbon nanotubes, by Professor Alan H. Windle, of the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy.
5 November Development of detailed reaction mechanism for high temperature oxidation of hydrocarbons, by Professor Juergen Warnatz, of the University of Heidelberg.
12 November Price and profitability projection for petrochemicals, by Walter Sendriks, of Sendriks & Associates.
19 November Phase separation in polymer blends observed in real and reciprocal space, by Professor J. S. Higgins, of Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine, London.
26 November Membrane separations in chemical process technology, by Professor Andrew Livingston, of Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine, London.
3 December Electrochemistry in micropdroplets, by Professor Richard Compton, of the University of Oxford.

Comparative Social and Cultural History. Michaelmas Seminar Series 2003-04 entitled 'Ego-documents and the presentation of the self', will be held at 5 p.m. (except where otherwise stated) on Tuesdays in the Senior Parlour, Gonville Court, Gonville and Caius College. For a programme, please e-mail Joanne Nichols in the Faculty of History (jen26@cam.ac.uk).

28 October Desperately seeking Emile: epistolary ads and personal fictions in Revolutionary Paris, by Rebecca Spang of University College London (begins at 5.30 p.m.).
11 November 'Tennis balls of fortune': social identity, wealth, and self-description in early modern England, by Craig Muldrew, of Queens' College.
25 November The self-presentation of W. B. Yeats, by Roy Foster, of Hertford College, Oxford.

Computer Laboratory. Seminars will be held at 4.15 p.m. on Wednesdays in Lecture Theatre 1, William Gates Building, J. J. Thomson Avenue, off Madingley Road.

22 October Reasoning about digital control, by Ursula Martin, of Queen Mary, University of London, and the University of Cambridge.
29 October Exploratory visualization: the process is more important than the end-result, by Jonathan Roberts, of the University of Kent.
 5 November Elliptic curve cryptography, by Nigel Smart, of the University of Bristol.
12 November Security and complexity, by Andrew Cormack, of UKERNA.
26 November Towards a reputation system for the internet, by Ian Wakeman, of the University of Sussex.

East Asia Institute and the Centre of International Studies. The jointly hosted China Forum, Greater China, greater influence? Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the mainland, will be held on Monday, 27 October 2003, from 5.00 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. in Room 102, Faculty of Classics, Sidgwick Avenue.

The speakers will be:

Dr Gordon Cheung, of the University of Durham, speaking to The changing philosophy of governance in Hong Kong: a case study of information technology policy after 1997.

Associate Professor Y. C. Wong, of Hong Kong Lingnan University, speaking to Societal stability and political reform: Chinese politics in the 1990s.

Associate Professor Guoguang Wu, of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, speaking to Sovereignty under test: transition of Hong Kong and political change in China.

Dr Wei Zhang, of the East Asia Institute, Cambridge, speaking to Economic relations across the Strait.

For enquiries contact Dr David Bray (e-mail dmb38@cam.ac.uk) or Gerald Chan (e-mail gcwc2@cam.ac.uk).

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

15 October The 'Loyal Fortress': Gibraltar, post-colonialism and the local transformation of imperial discourse, by Dr David Lambert, of the University of Cambridge.
29 October Sex, politics, and empire: towards a postcolonial geography, by Dr Richard Phillips, of the University of Salford.
12 November The agrarian problem of the early fourteenth century, by Professor Bruce Campbell, of the Queen's University, Belfast.
20 November Environmental justice and inequality: constructing boundaries of knowledge and institutional response, by Professor Gordon Walker, of the University of Staffordshire.
26 November Constructions of British suburbia: the case of the Mohammadi Mosque Park Complex, by Ms Nicola Higgins, of the University of Cambridge.
27 November Patterns of rule: the mediation of state power in Eastern India, by Dr Glyn Williams, of King's College, London.

Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure. Seminars will take place on Fridays at 1 p.m. in Room 101, Sir William Hardy Building, Downing Place. Sandwiches, fruit, and soft drinks are available from 12.45 p.m.

17 October Malthus, marriage, and poor law allowances, 1780-1834, by Dr Samantha Williams, of Trinity Hall.
31 October Influenza in China 1918-19 and the possible significance of the Chinese Labour Corps in the development of the 1918-19 influenza pandemic, by Chris Langford, of the London School of Economics and Politics.
14 November Friends and neighbours in Early Modern England: Biblical translation and social norms, by Dr Naomi Tadmor, of the University of Sussex.
28 November Differentials in infant survivorship between illegitimate and legitimate children: case studies of two English market towns, 1662-1812, by Peter Kitson, of Downing College.

Centre for Jewish-Christian Relations. The Autumn Seminar Series 2003 will take place at 2 p.m. at the CJCR, Wesley House (unless otherwise stated).

22 October Christian identity and religious pluralism, by Rev Dr Michael Barnes, of Heythrop College, London.
4 November Chosenness, by Clifford Longley.
5 November 1st Century Christian Judaism and Jewish-Christian relations today, by Dr David Sim, Hugo Gryn Fellow, of the CJCR.
11 November Interfaith encounter in Israel, by Dr Debbie Weiss, of the ICCI, Jerusalem.
12 November Christian mission to the Jews in New Testament times, by Dr David Sim, Hugo Gryn Fellow, of the CJCR, at 8 p.m. at St Edmund's College.

Law. Professor Lawrence Sherman, Albert M. Greenfield Professor and Chair of the Department of Criminology at the University of Pennsylvania and Adjunct Professor of Law at the Australian National University, Research School of Sciences, will give a public lecture in the Faculty of Law, West Road, (Room G24) on Restorative justice: what we know and how we know it on Thursday, 23 October 2003, at 5.30 p.m.

Centre for Public Law. The Sir David Williams Lecture will be given by the Rt. Hon Justice Sir Kenneth Keith, of the New Zealand Court of Appeal, on the subject of Sovereignty at the beginning of the 21st Century: fundamental or outmoded? at 5.30 p.m. on Friday, 7 November, in Room LG18 in the Faculty of Law. The Lecture will be followed by a reception. For further information please contact Felicity Eves (tel. 01223 330042 or e-mail fre20@cam.ac.uk).

University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate and its Advisory Council for New Technologies in Assessment. A seminar entitled Imagination and innovation, will be given at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 21 October, in the Abington Suite, Gonville Hotel, Gonville Place, Cambridge. The speakers will be Mr Colin Hughes, learnthings ltd and Mr John Winkely, BTL Group. For further details see http://ital.ucles-red.cam.ac.uk/ACNTA/current_html.

Martin Centre. The Martin Centre Research Society's 34th Annual Series of lunchtime lectures will be held at 12.15 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Seminar Room, The Martin Centre, 6 Chaucer Road. Lectures are intended for a non-technical audience. Lunch (price £1.60) is available at 1.15 p.m. if ordered by the preceding Monday (tel. 01223 331700).

15 October Comfort in the auditorium, by Gail Kenton, of The Martin Centre.
22 October Eero Saarinen's General Motors Technical Centre - production/material/landscape, by Professor Brian Carter, of the University of Buffalo, New York.
29 October Are there laws of space? If there are, does it matter for design?, by Professor Bill Hillier, of The Bartlett, University College London.
5 November Communications between the project team using extranets, by Rob Howard, of Constructon Communications.
12 November Getting back to town - issues in retail-led city centre development, by John Bullough, of Grosvenor Estates.
19 November Time and materials, by Professor John E. Fernandez, MIT/Visiting Fellow at Clare Hall.
26 November Designing better buildings, by Dr Sebastian Macmillan, of the Martin Centre.

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.

15 October Regulation of mammalian mtDNA transcription, by Professor Nils-Göran Larsson, of the Department of Medical Nutrition, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm (Host: Ian Holt).
22 October Molecular mechanisms of proton motive force generation and utilization, by Professor So Iwata, of Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine (Host: John Walker).
29 October Bacterial transport proteins, by Professor Peter J. F. Henderson, of the University of Leeds (Hosts: John Walker and Edmund Kunji).
5 November The many roles of rhomboid proteases: from cell signalling to mitochondrial function, by Dr Matthew Freeman, of the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology Cambridge (Host: John Walker).

Enquiries to Jean Seymour/Penny Peck (01223) 252704.

Music. The Robin Orr Lecture 2003, entitled Buddism and music: mutual explanation, will be given by Professor Jonathan Harvey on Tuesday, 21 October 2003, at 5 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the University Music School, 11 West Road.

The Donald Wort Lecture Series, 2003-04, will be given by Professor Kofi Agawu, of Princeton University. The first two lectures in the series of four will be held at 5 p.m. in Lecture Room 2 of the University Music School, 11 West Road, as follows:

27 October Rhythmic topoi in West Africa.
29 October African musicology: A postcolonial perspective.

On Tuesday, 28 October, a one-hour demonstration of West African drumming and dance, arranged by Professor Agawu and Mr James Burns, will be held at 5 p.m. in the Recital Room of the University Music School.

Scott Polar Research Institute. Seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Main Lecture Theatre, Scott Polar Research Institute, Lensfield Road, as follows:

22 October Climate change in Antarctica and ice sheet retreat, by Dr David Vaughan, of the British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge.
5 November The last glaciation of the North Sea: extent, dynamics, and chronology, by Dr Simon Carr, of Oxford Brooks University.
19 November Investigating the controls on fast ice flow in ice sheets: new insights from former ice stream beds, by Dr Chris Stoke, of the University of Reading.
3 December Modelling the evolution of glaciated landscapes, by Dr Nick Hulton, of the University of Edinburgh.


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Cambridge University Reporter, 15 October 2003
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