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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:

Inaugural Lecture. Professor Jim Secord, of the Department of History and Philosophy of Science, will deliver his Inaugural Lecture, entitled Science in the 'sun', life on the moon, at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 5 February, in Mill Lane Lecture Room 3.

Botanic Garden. Walkerian Society Lectures will take place in the Gilmour Building on the following Tuesdays at 8 p.m. The Walkerian Society Lectures are organized by the Trainee Technicians at the Botanic Garden.

10 February Orchids from Ireland to Turkey, by David Vickers.
2 March Jottings from Istanbul: conserving Turkey's plants and places, by Andrew Byfield, of Plantlife.

Chemical Engineering. All seminars will take place on Wednesdays at 3.30 p.m. in Lecture Theatre 1, Department of Chemical Engineering, New Museums Site, unless otherwise stated.

21 January First-year Graduate Student Research Seminars. (2.45 p.m. to 4 p.m.)
28 January Solvent design: improved property prediction, improved process design, by Dr Claire Adjiman, of Imperial College London.
4 February Deflagration to detonation transition, by Dr N. Nikiforakis, of the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics.
11 February Multi-dimensional products: measurement and modelling, by Professor Mike Hounslow, of the University of Sheffield.
18 February Molecular simulation and the design of nanoporous materials, by Professor Nigel Seaton, of the University of Edinburgh.
25 February Magnetic resonance at MRRC: what we do and why we do it, by Professor Lynn Gladden, of the Department of Chemical Engineering.
3 March Research Services - what are they? Who are they? by Dr David Secher, Director of Research Services.
10 March Chemical engineering in decommissioning Sellafield, by Dr John Vickers, of BNFL Plc, Sellafield.
17 March Articulating the value of a business proposition, by Mr David Carter, of the Department of Chemical Engineering.

Centre for Research into the Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities (CRASSH). The Centre is sponsoring an Open Lecture on 10 March, entitled The Eddington heritage: a claim for ANPA, given by Clive Kilmister of the Alternative Natural Philosophy Association (ANPA), as part of the CRASSH Eddington Interdisciplinary Workshop, at 5 p.m. in Keynes Hall, King's College. For further information please contact Kate Price (e-mail kep26@cam.ac.uk).

Criminology. Professor Roy King, past Director of the Centre for Comparative Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Wales, Bangor, will give a public lecture in Room G24, Faculty of Law, West Road, entitled Laying the ghost of the GULag, on Thursday, 22 January, at 5.30 p.m.

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.

16 January Information masking: uncertainty effects in psychoacoustics, by Professor Virginia Richards, of the University of Pennsylvania.
22 January Psychological and cerebral basis of arithmetic, language, bilingualism, by Dr Stanislas Dehaene,
(Thursday) Director, INSERM, Paris. Joint Zangwill/MRC-CBU Chaucer Colloquium (to be held in the Lecture Theatre at the MRC-CBU, 15 Chaucer Road, between 4.30 p.m. and 6 p.m.).
30 January Does ketamine provide a plausible model for schizophrenia? Patterns emerging from cognitive and functional neuroimaging studies, by Dr Paul Fletcher, of the Department of Psychiatry.
13 February Detection of variability: how interval timing can operate in unpredictable situations, by Dr Kim Kirkpatrick, of the University of York.
20 February Computational modelling approaches to developmental disorders: language development in Williams syndrome and specific language impairment, by Dr Michael Thomas, of Birkbeck College, London.
27 February How animals make decisions during fights, by Professor Robert Elwood, of Queen's University, Belfast.

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

21 January Culture embodied, by Dr Nancy Duncan, of the Department of Geography.
29 January Understanding the processes of climate variability and change using models and observations, by Professor Julia Slingo, of the University of Reading.
4 February Adventures in space: Victorian railway erotics or taking alienation for a ride, by Professor Peter Bailey, of the University of Manitoba, Canada.
12 February Can the natural capital idea help in sustainability planning? by Mr John Foster, of the University of Lancaster.
18 February Constructing space and containing differences in Italian Libya, by Dr David Atkinson, of the University of Hull.
19 February Coastal gravel barriers - a problematic landform for coastal management, by Professor Julian Orford, of Queen's University, Belfast.
26 February Postcolonialism, Hindu nationalism, and environmental discourses in India, by Dr Emma Mawdsley, of Birkbeck College, London.
3 March From places of disease to spaces of congestion: the Delhi Improvement Trust and colonial urban planning, by Dr Stephen Legg, 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 Seminar Room, CRASSH, Old Press Site, Silver Street (please note the changed seminar venue).

28 January Servant tax, servant's labour. The business of life, England 1770-1820, by Carolyn Steedman, of the University of Warwick.
11 February Inventing the working-class community (London, Boston, Paris, 1957-1966), by Christian Topalov, of EHESS-INED, Paris.
25 February Competition for colonists. Europe and her colonies in the eighteenth century, by William O'Reilly, of the National University of Ireland Galway and the Centre for History and Economics.

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 available from 4 p.m. in Seminar Room 1. Organized by Simon Schaffer.

22 January The productivity of faulty procedures: microscopy of the nerves in the 1820s and 1830s, by Jutta Schickore, of the Department of History and Philosophy of Science.
29 January Dispatches from the placebo wars, by Charles Weijer, of Dalhousie University.
12 February The war of writing, by Nick Wilding, of the Department of History and Philosophy of Science.
19 February Reconsidering Kuhnian incommensurability, by Michela Massimi, of Girton College.
26 February Matter and mind: early modern artisans, material culture, and the production of knowledge, by Pamela Smith, of Pomona College, California.
4 March Harriot on combinations, by Ian Maclean, of All Souls College, Oxford.
11 March The history of codes and codebreaking, by Simon Singh.

Special Seminar. Gordon Brittan, of Montana State University, will give a seminar entitled Does traditional epistemology rest on a mistake? at 4 p.m. on Monday, 8 March, in Seminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

History of Medicine. Seminars are held on Tuesdays at 5 p.m. in Seminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science. Tea is available from 4.40 p.m. Organized by Andrew Cunningham, Sachiko Kusukawa, and Nick Hopwood.

20 January Notions of disease and the Black Death, by Samuel K. Cohn, of the University of Glasgow.
27 January Medicine militant and its origins in late nineteenth-century Europe, by Andrew Mendelsohn, of Imperial College London.
3 February The case for biological realism, by Peregrine Horden, of Royal Holloway, University of London.
10 February Can't anybody count? Counting as an epistemological topic in the history of human chromosomes, by Aryn Martin, of Cornell University.
17 February Grmek and the longue durée in the history of epidemics, by Jon Arrizabalaga, of the Institut de Ciències del Mar, Barcelona.
24 February Hospital-media relations in the first British heart transplant (May 1968), by Ayesha Nathoo, of the Department of History and Philosophy of Science.
2 March Death in Venice (and in Bologna, but especially in Padua) in the early eighteenth century: reading Morgagni on causes of death, by Andrew Cunningham, of the Department of History and Philosophy of Science.
9 March Sex education literature, 1950s-1970s: the making of 'Geschlecht', by Lutz Sauerteig, of the University of Durham.

Psychoanalysis and the Humanities. Seminars are held fortnightly on Wednesdays at 5 p.m. in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science. Tea is available from 4.40 p.m. Organized by Mary Jacobus.

21 January The merging of temporalities in Bernardo Bertolucci's short film 'Histoire d'Eaux' (2002), by Andrea Sabbadini, of the British Psychoanalytic Society.
4 February The listening watch: Australian memories of the Vietnam war, by Trudi Tate, of Clare Hall.
18 February Psychoanalysis and early modern culture: Lacan with Augustine and Montaigne, by Catherine Belsey, of the University of Cardiff.
3 March Primal scenes, screen memories, originary fantasies: Freud's psychical scenography, by John Fletcher, of the University of Warwick.

Psy Studies. Seminars in the History of Psychiatry, Psychology, Psychoanalysis, and Allied Sciences are held fortnightly on Wednesdays at 5 p.m. in Seminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science. Tea is available from 4.40 p.m. Organized by John Forrester and Deborah Thom.

28 January The voice as a psychoanalytic object, by Darian Leader.
11 February Psychiatry, colonialism, and the community: the modern psychiatric hospital in south Asia, 1857 to 1947, by James Mills, of Strathclyde University.
25 February The idea of influence in general practice: from Clever Hans to Michael Balint, by Rhodri Hayward, of the Wellcome Trust Centre for History of Medicine, London.
10 March Control and the therapeutic trial, by Martin Edwards, of the Wellcome Trust Centre for History of Medicine, London.

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 Emma Spary.

19 January Seeing nature across the Atlantic in the eighteenth century, by Daniela Bleichmar, of Princeton University.
26 January The first bones of time: natural history in early Victorian poetry, by Rebecca Stott, of Anglia Polytechnic University.
2 February Darwin, Tegetmeier, and the bees, by Sarah Davis.
9 February Acquired character: the material of the 'self-made man', by Paul White, of the Department of History and Philosophy of Science.
16 February The right whale for enlightenment? Reflections on whaling, improvement, and the national interest in the long eighteenth century, by Michael Bravo, of the Scott Polar Research Institute.
23 February Knowing the urban wasteland: nature conservation in the city of Berlin, by Jens Lachmund, of the University of Maastricht.
1 March 'Britain will become a world': the sciences of internal colonization in the Scottish Enlightenment, by Fredrik Jonsson, of the University of Chicago.
8 March Images of evolution and charges of fraud: Haeckel's embryos in Bismarck's Germany, by Nick Hopwood, of the Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

MRC Dunn Human Nutrition Unit. Seminars will be held at 3 p.m., in the Raymond and Beverly Sackler Lecture Theatre, Level 7, Wellcome Trust/MRC Building, Hills Road. For enquiries, please contact Jean Seymour or Penny Peck (tel. 01223 252704).

21 January In silico tools for assisting compound safety evaluation, by Professor Robert Glen, of the Unilever Centre for Molecular Informatics. Host: Sheila Bingham.
28 January Protein insertion into the ER membrane: can hydrophobicity be quantitated? by Professor Gunnar von Heijne, of the University of Stockholm. Host: Edward Kunji.

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:

23 January Negotiating cultural identity: immigrant authors in Germany, by Jasmin Masri, of Emmanuel College.
13 February French stories of female curiosity, 1582-1813, by Neil Kenny, of Churchill College.
12 March Memory and historicism: reading between the lines of the built environment in fin-de-siècle Germany, by Maiken Umbach, of the University of Manchester.

Modern Greek. The following open lectures will be given at 5 p.m., on Thursdays, in Room G.21 of the Faculty of Classics, Sidgwick Avenue.

22 January Cretan literature, culture, and fine arts, c. 1400, by Professor Arnold van Gemert, of the University of Amsterdam.
5 February The Simitis project and the politics of structural reform, by Professor Kevin Featherstone, of the London School of Economics and Political Science.
26 February Reflections on the psychological implications of recent historical events in Cyprus, by Dr Catia Galatariotou.
4 March Translating the living and the dead: my recent experiments with modern Greek poetry, by Dr Sarah Ekdawi.

Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Unit. Research seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on the following Tuesdays in Lecture Room 8, Faculty of Oriental Studies, Sidgwick Avenue. Tea or coffee is available from 4 p.m. in the Unit Office, Room 4.

27 January Re-Islamization in Kyrgyzstan: the post-Soviet trenes, by Fareda Heyat, of the School of Oriental and African Studies, London.
10 February The emergence of Muslim reformist influences amongst the Uyghurs of Kashgar, by Edmund Waite, of the Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Unit.
24 February Rethinking 'Shamanism', by Geoffrey Samuel, of the University of Newcastle, Australia.
2 March Herd transhumance: changes, causes, and constraints. A case study of ulus Khoito-Gol, republic of Buryatia, Russia, by Tatiana Intigrinova, of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow.
9 March The Mongolian situation ahead of the Great Hural elections, by Alan Sanders, Freelance Mongolist.

Oriental Studies. Japan Centre Seminars are held in the Sorimachi Memorial Room (Room 13) of the Faculty of Oriental Studies at 2 p.m. on Mondays. For further information, please contact Zoë Conway Morris (tel. 01223 335100, e-mail zhc20@cam.ac.uk).

19 January Rice in Heian culture: myth and reality, by Professor Charlotte Von Verschuer, of the École Pratique des Hautes Études, Paris.
26 January Early Japanese travellers who never made it home, by Mr Haruhisa Takeuichi, of the Japanese Embassy, London.
2 February Sword-fighting techniques, oaths of fealty, and divine assistance - Samurai practices and arcana, by Dr Catharina Blomberg, of Stockholm University.
9 February The US-Japan alliance and the false promises and premises of multilateral co-operation in East Asia, by Dr Christopher Hughes, of the Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation, Warwick.
16 February Culture, civilization, and Qing China: contemporary China as represented in 'Shinzoku kibun' (1799) and 'Morokoshi meisho zue' (1805), by Ms Margarita Winkel, of the University of Leiden.
23 February The Daimyo and the daguerreotype: the beginnings of photography in Japan, by Mr Sebastian Dobson, Freelance photographer.
1 March The establishment of the 1955 system in Japanese politics, by Professor Nakakita Koji, of Rikkyo University, Tokyo.

Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics. Professor J. Tolland, of the University of Bath, will give the Thirty-fourth Kuwait Foundation Lecture entitled Linkind in the calculus of variations, at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 20 January, in the Wolfson Room, Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Wilberforce Road (entrance on Clarkson Road before the Isaac Newton Institute). Further information can be obtained at http://www.dpmms.cam.ac.uk/. The Department organizes these lectures following a generous benefaction from the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences.

Scott Polar Research Institute. Lectures will be held at 8 p.m. on Saturdays in the Scott Polar Research Institute, Lensfield Road, unless otherwise specified. Seats will be reserved, on request, for Friends of the Institute.

24 January Antarctic science, global relevance, by Dr Anna Jones, of the British Antarctic Survey.
7 February Northwest Passage: its history, attainment, and present circumstances, by Robert Headland, of the Scott Polar Research Institute.
21 February Antarctic mountains and mountaineering, by Damien Gildea.
6 March The last husky dog journey in the Antarctic - reflections, by John Killingbeck, formerly of the British Antarctic Survey.

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

25 February Dynamics of glacier surges measured by ERS SAR interferometry and feature tracking, by Dr Adrian Luckmann, of the University of Swansea.
3 March Hydrology and dynamics of High Arctic ice masses and their response to climate change, by Dr Pete Nienow, of the University of Glasgow.
10 March Exploring the hidden depths beneath Antarctica's floating ice shelves, by Dr Adrian Jenkins, of the British Antarctic Survey.
17 March Holocene history of the George VI Ice Shelf, Antarctic Peninsula, by Dr Mike Bentley, of the University of Durham.

Social Anthropology. Senior Seminars are held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Seminar Room, Department of Social Anthropology, Free School Lane. Tea will be available in the Common Room (G1, ground floor) from 4 p.m.

16 January When love kills, by Professor Renata Salecl, of the London School of Economics and Politics.
23 January 'Uncle Ho was too thrifty'. Ideas of belonging in late socialist Vietnam, by Dr Markus Schlecker, of Brunel University.
30 January Fixing national subjects and modern subjectivities in the 1920s' Southern Balkans: migrants, international bureaucrats, and borderline decisions, by Dr Jane Cowan, of the University of Sussex.
6 February Working with waste: social embeddedness and market exchange, by Dr Kaveri Gill, of the Centre of South Asian Studies.
13 February Towards an ontology of socialities, by Professor Philippe Descola, of L'École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales.
20 February Citizenship and collective political agency in El Alto, Bolivia, by Dr Sian Lazar, of the Centre of Latin-American Studies.
27 February Memory, commemoration, and narration: Roma in the aftermath of the Nazi persecutions, by Dr Michael Stewart, of University College London.
5 March Gifts of labour. The politics and poetics of steel production in an area of urban deprivation, Sheffield, UK, by Dr Massimiliano Mollona, of Goldsmiths College, London.


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Cambridge University Reporter 14 January 2004
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