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Announcement of lectures, seminars, etc.

The following lectures, seminars, etc. will be open to members of the University and others who are interested:

Criminology. Mrs Nicky Padfield, of the Institute of Criminology, and Fellow of Fitzwilliam College, will give a public lecture in Room G24, Faculty of Law, West Road, on Thinking about sentencing: pitfalls in European harmonization, on Thursday, 13 November, at 5.30 p.m.

Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning. A series of lectures will take place on Tuesdays in Lecture Theatre 1, Department of Chemistry, at 6 p.m. To register, please visit http://www.entrepreneurs.jims.cam.ac.uk/ or e-mail entrepreneurs@jims.cam.ac.uk.

11 November Emerging entrepreneurs: student successes, by Nick Haan, Founder of Blue Gnome, Julian White, Founder of Genapta, and Asim Mumtaz, Founder of Enecys.
18 November Making a difference, by Tom Bulman.
25 November Thinking big! by Candace Johnson.
2 December Whose brain is it anyway? (Debate).

Leverhulme Centre for Human Evolutionary Studies (LCHES). Professor E. B. Keverne, of the Sub-Department of Animal Behaviour, will give the LCHES lecture on Brain evolution and behaviour, at 5 p.m., on Friday, 14 November, in McCrum Lecture Theatre, Corpus Christi College.

A one-day Discussion Meeting, entitled From brains to behaviour: the evolution of human cognitive abilities, will take place on Saturday, 15 November, between 9.30 a.m. and 6 p.m., in the McCrum Lecture Theatre, Corpus Christi College. Registration will take place at 9.30 p.m. Talks include the following:

Mosaics, packages, and time: the problem of human cognitive evolution, by Dr Robert Foley, of LCHES.

Wiping the slate: the role of degenerative processes in human evolution, by Professor Terrence Deacon, of the University of California, Berkeley.

Minding the matter: stone tools and the evolution of the human mind, by Dr Michael Petraglia, of LCHES.

Spatial cognition, by Dr Stephen Levinson, of the Max-Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen.

Where do numbers come from? by Professor Brian Butterworth, of University College London.

The evolution of tribal social instincts, by Professor Robert Boyd, of the Unversity of California, Los Angeles.

I suspect she knew what he thought they wanted: the evolution of social cognition, by Dr Daniel Nettle, of the Open University.

The evolutionary rationality of emotion, by Dr Dylan Evans, of the University of Bath.

The 'scandal of death': or how the genes betray the soul, by Professor Nicholas Humphrey, of the London School of Economics and Political Science. Professor William McGrew, of Miami Univeristy, and Professor Stephen Shennan, of University College London, will be discussants.

To register for the discussion meeting, please contact Madeline Watt, Administrative Secretary, Leverhulme Centre for Human Evolutionary Studies, Department of Biological Anthropology, Downing Street, Cambridge, CB2 3DZ (tel. 01223 746419, e-mail conference.registration@human-evol.cam.ac.uk). For further information, please visit http://www.human-evol.cam.ac.uk/.

University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate and its Advisory Council for New Technologies in Assessment. A seminar entitled Towards a unified e-learning strategy: the implications for assessment, will be given at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 11 November, in the Auditorium, Gonville and Caius College. The speaker will be Professor Diana Laurillard, of the e-learning Strategy Unit, Department for Education and Skills. For further details please see http://ital.ucles-red.cam.ac.uk/ACNTA/current_html.

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Cambridge University Reporter, 5 November 2003
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