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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:

Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Celtic. Dr Graham Isaac, of the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, will give a lecture entitled The nature and origins of the Celtic languages: Atlantic seaways, Italo-Celtic, and other paralinguistic misapprehensions, on Thursday, 12 February, at 6.15 p.m. in the Dirac Room, St John's College.

Criminology. Professor Jean-Paul Brodeur, of the University of Montréal, and Researcher at the Centre International de Criminologie Comparée, will give a public lecture in Room G24, Faculty of Law, West Road, entitled Security and justice: a comparative examination of the two concepts, on Thursday, 19 February, at 5.30 p.m.

Education. Politics, Democracy, and Education Seminars will be held from 5 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. on Mondays in the Lecture Theatre, 17 Trumpington Street. Enquiries should be addressed to Madeleine Arnot (tel. 01223 332883, e-mail mma1000@cam.ac.uk).

16 February Character education, by Professor Michael Luntley, of the University of Warwick.
1 March How not to be a hypocrite, by Dr Adam Swift, of the University of Oxford.

A Mathematics Education Colloquium, entitled Purposeful algebraic activity, featuring Janet Ainley, Liz Bills, and Kirsty Wilson, of the University of Warwick, will be held on Monday, 8 March, at 5.30 p.m. in Room 205, Mary Allan Building, Homerton site. Enquiries should be addressed to Tim Rowland (tel. 01223 507298, e-mail tr202@cam.ac.uk).

An Education and Psychology Seminar, entitled The triple code model of numerical cognition: neuroscientific evidence, given by Dr Denes Szucs, of the Faculty of Education, will be held on Tuesday, 2 March, at 4.15 p.m. in the Faculty of Education, Shaftesbury Road. Enquiries should be addressed to Usha Goswami (tel. 01223 369631, e-mail ucg10@cam.ac.uk).

An East Anglian Researchers (EARS) in Music Education Seminar, entitled Transitions in learning: rethinking education contexts, featuring Bruce Burton, of Griffith University, Queensland; Riikka Pyysalo, of the School of Education; Victoria Rowe, of the University of Surrey, Roehampton; and Geraldine Leighton, of Keele University, will be held on Saturday, 6 March, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Boulind Room, Mary Allan Building, at the Homerton site. Enquiries should be addressed to Pam Burnard (tel. 01223 507299, e-mail pab61@cam.ac.uk).

A 'Meeting the Needs of the Most Able in Science' Seminar, entitled Pigs, sheep, and scientific futures: activating children through science, given by Ralph Levinson, of the University of London, will take place at 11 a.m. on Saturday, 28 February (registration from 10.30 a.m.) in the Science Block, Homerton site. Enquiries should be addressed to Keith Taber (tel. 01223 507171, e-mail kst24@cam.ac.uk).

Engineering. The second series of Distinguished Lectures in Sustainable Development will take place on Wednesdays in the Lecture Theatre, Peterhouse, at 5.30 p.m. for 6 p.m.

25 February Towards sustainable consumption - visionary or illusory? by Sir Brian Heap.
3 March A systems approach to sustainable solutions - why there is no alternative, by Mr David Cook, Chief Executive of the Natural Step International.
10 March Water and poverty: will the dream of sustainable development be realized? by Professor Richard Carter, of Cranfield University.
21 April Understanding the linkages between climate change and sustainable development using the sustainomics framework, by Professor Mohan Munasinghe, Vice Chair of IPCC.
28 April Sustainable urban mobility - transport solutions for the twenty-first century, by Fred Salvucci, of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and former Secretary of Transportation for the State of Massachusetts.
5 May Ecology, conservation, and the human role, by Sir Crispin Tickell, Government Advisor on the Environment and former UK Ambassador to the UN.

Centre for Family Research. There will be an extra seminar, entitled Restless legs syndrome: diagnosing internal sensations, given by Brendan Burchell and Jessica Miller, on Tuesday, 17 February, at 1 p.m. in Room 606, Centre for Family Research, Free School Lane.

History and Philosophy of Science. The Cultures and Histories of Psychoanalysis Group presents Winnicott in context, a one-day colloquium with André Green, Juliet Mitchell, Michael Parsons, and Paul Williams, on Saturday, 28 February, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Jesus College. Further information is available at http://www.hps.cam.ac.uk/winnicott/. Those wishing to attend should register by Monday, 23 February.

Leverhulme Centre for Human Evolutionary Studies. Two lectures and a discussion, under the title of Was human evolution inevitable? featuring Professor Ian Tattersall, of the American Museum of Natural History, and Professor Simon Conway-Morris, of the Department of Earth Sciences, will take place at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, 3 March, in the Babbage Lecture Theatre, New Museum Site. Details are available at http://www.human-evol.cam.ac.uk/. Enquiries may be addressed to m.watt@human-evol.cam.ac.uk.

University Library. Sandars Lectures 2004. Lectures entitled Sir Sydney Cockerell will be delivered by Dr Christopher de Hamel, Donnelley Fellow Librarian, Corpus Christi College, at 5 p.m. in the Morison Room, University Library, as follows:

4 March Cockerell as a bibliographer and creator of manuscript collections.
9 March Cockerell at the Fitzwilliam, as a collector of people and promoter of manuscript studies.
11 March Cockerell as a private collector of illuminated manuscripts.

Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics. Professor D. Preiss, of University College London, will give the Thirty-fifth Kuwait Foundation Lecture entitled Measure, derivative, and infinitely many dimensions, at 5 p.m. on Monday, 16 February.

Professor D. Wan, of the University of California, Irvine, will give the Thirty-sixth Kuwait Foundation Lecture entitled Moment zeta functions, at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 17 February.

Both lectures will take place 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.

MRC Dunn Human Nutrition Unit. Seminars will be held on Wednesdays 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).

25 February Visualizing chromosome segregation in vivo and in vitro, by Professor David Sherratt, of the University of Oxford.
10 March Nitric oxide and mitochondria, by Professor Salvador Moncada, of University College London. Host: Michael Murphy.
31 March The structure of the yeast F1-ATPase at 2.8 Å, by Professor David Mueller, of the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago. Host: John Walker.

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Cambridge University Reporter 11 February 2004
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