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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:

Classics. The J. H. Gray Lectures 2004 will be delivered at 5 p.m. in Room G.19, Faculty of Classics, by Alexander Nehamas, of Princeton University, on 'Beauty' and 'nobility' in the ethics of Plato and Aristotle.

26 April 'Only the contemplation of beauty makes human life worth living' (Plato, Symposium, 211d1-3).
27 April 'What is done virtuously is noble and it is done for the sake of the noble' (Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics, IV, 1120a23-24).

A seminar on the subject of the lectures will take place on 28 April at 2.15 p.m. in Room 1.11, Faculty of Classics.

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.

28 April Recognizing and treating disorders of movement in humans, by Dr Roger Barker, of the Cambridge Centre for Brain Repair.
26 May The state of the prion, by Professor Charles Weissman, of University College London.
9 June Chromosomes in disarray: the impact of DNA microarrays on cytogenetics, by Dr Nigel P. Carter, of the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge.

Criminology. Robert Crutchfield, of the University of Washington, will give a public lecture in Room G24, Faculty of Law, West Road, entitled Neighbourhood employment, race, and violent crime, on 29 April at 5.30 p.m.

Disability Resource Centre and Disability Forum. Second Annual Disability Lecture. Professor Tom Shakespeare, of the University of Newcastle, will give a lecture entitled Can genetics solve the disability problem? on 5 May at 5 p.m. in the Palmerston Room, Fisher Building, St John's College.

Divinity. Henry Martyn Seminars. A series of seminars will be held on Thursdays at 2.15 p.m. in the Faculty of Divinity, unless otherwise stated.

22 April Space, time, and the sigma of identity: Gujarat and Mumbai in the aftermath of violence, by Professor Rowena Robinson. Jointly hosted with the Christianity in Asia Project.
13 May Art and theology: image presenting of representing the faith? by Jyoti Sahi, of the India School of Art for Peace, Bangalore. Jointly hosted with the Christianity in Asia Project.
20 May Writing systems for the Cree and Ahmao: innovation, empowerment, and conflict from Christian missions, by Dr Alison Lewis. In association with the Methodist Missionary Society history project. Venue: Wesley House.

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, as follows:

10 May Headmistresses and empire in the first half of the twentieth century, by Dr Joyce Goodman, King Alfred's University College, Winchester.
24 May Citizenship, education, and the ethic of consumption, by Professor Bryan Turner, of the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences.
7 June Parity and prestige in English secondary education fifty years on, by Professor Gary McCulloch, of the University of London.

Enquiries to Madeleine Arnot (tel. 01223 332883, e-mail mma1000@cam.ac.uk).

Mathematics Education Colloquia will be held at 5.30 p.m. on Mondays in Room 205, Mary Allan Building, Homerton Site, as follows:

10 May A framework for teaching development: the Knowledge Quartet, by Ms Anne Thwaites, Ms Fay Turner, Mr Peter Huckstep, and Mr Tim Rowland, of the Faculty of Education.
14 June A mathematician goes to the movies, by Ms Heather Mendick, of the University of Lancaster.

Enquiries to Tim Rowland (tel. 01223 507298, e-mail tr202@cam.ac.uk).

Education and Psychology Seminars will be held at 4.15 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Faculty of Education Shaftesbury Road Site, as follows:

4 May Disorders of learning and development: education and children's mental health services working together, by Dr Ayla Humphrey, of the Development Psychiatry Division, Douglas House.
8 June Teaching as natural cognition: implications for ways to think about teaching and educational research on teaching, by Professor Sidney Strauss, of Tel Aviv University.

Enquiries to Usha Goswami (tel. 01223 369631, e-mail ucg10@cam.ac.uk).

Advanced Empirical Research Methods in Education Seminars will be held from 5 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. in the Lecture Room, 17 Trumpington Street, as follows:

28 April Structured exclusion: modelling intergenerational social and educational mobility in Switzerland, by Dr Max Bergman, of SIDOS, Switzerland and the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences.
11 May Identity and power: Foucauldian discourse analysis and its applications, by Professor Veronique Mottier, of the University of Lausanne and the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences.

Enquiries to Max Bergman (tel. 01223 369631, e-mail mmb21@cam.ac.uk).

A 'Meeting the needs of the most able in science' Seminar will take place at 11 a.m. (registration from 10.30 a.m.) in the Science Block, Homerton Site, as follows:

22 May Insights from science education in New Zealand: can a student-centred constructivist approach work for the gifted and able? by Dr Richard Coll, of the University of Waikato, New Zealand.

Enquiries to Keith Taber (tel. 01223 507171, e-mail kst24@cam.ac.uk).

A Sociocultural Theory Seminar will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Mary Allan Building on the Homerton Site, as follows:

10 June Motivation in times of transition: the Russian experience and implications for achievement motivation theory and methodology, by Julian Elliott, of the University of Durham.

Enquiries to Ruth Kershner (tel. 01223 507290, e-mail rsk21@cam.ac.uk) or Isobel Urquhart (tel. 01223 507285, e-mail ibu20@cus.cam.ac.uk).

Research Lectures will be held from 5 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Lecture Theatre, Shaftesbury Road Site, as follows:

20 May Studying teachers in their classroom - how and why do they change their behaviour? by Professor Ted Wragg, of the University of Exeter.
27 May The class size debate: is small better? Results from the Class Size and Pupil Adult Ratio (CSPAR) Project, by Professor Peter Blatchford, of the Institute of Education.

Enquiries to Angela Pollentine (tel. 01223 369631, e-mail ajp43@cam.ac.uk).

A One-day Conference sponsored by East Anglian Researchers (EARS) in Music Education in conjunction with SEMPRE (Society for Education, Music, and Psychology Research) will take place at the Homerton Site from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., as follows:

22 May Reflective practices in Arts education with Keynote Speaker Professor Liora Bresler, of the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. Other presenters include Linda Rolfe, James Hennessy, Rick Rogers, Nikki Gamble, Chris Doddington, John Finney, and Morag Morrison.

Enquiries to Pam Burnard (tel. 01223 507299, e-mail pab61@cam.ac.uk).

Engineering. Centre for Sustainable Development. The sixth lecture in the second series of Distinguished Lectures in Sustainable Development will be given by Fred Salvucci, of MIT, and former Secretary of Transportation for the State of Massachusetts, in the Lecture Theatre, Peterhouse, at 5.30 p.m. for 6 p.m. on 28 April. The subject is Sustainable urban mobility - transport solutions for the twenty-first century.

Geography. Seminars will be held at 4.15 p.m. in the Seminar Room, Department of Geography, unless otherwise stated:

21 April* The clearing of the woods and the running of the deer? English forests c.1550-c.1850, by Dr Jack Langton, of St John's College, Oxford.
23 April Regional economies through an occupational lens, by Professor Ann Markusen, of the University of Minnesota.
28 April* The transition to an advanced organic economy: half a millennium of English agriculture, by Professor Sir Tony Wrigley, of the Cambridge Group for History of Population and Social Structure.
29 April NGO geographies: interventions and uneven development, by Professor Anthony Bebbington, of the University of Manchester.
5 May (5 p.m.)* Relating space and place in recent geographic theory, by Professor John Agnew, of the University of California, Los Angeles.
6 May Rethinking citizenship: spaces of 'hope and hopelessness' in South Africa, by Dr Cheryl McEwan, of the University of Durham.
12 May* Rivers are self-organized, conditionally stable systems, by Professor Mike Church, of the University of British Columbia.
12 May (5 p.m.) Augustan geographies: mapping the female subject in the early Roman empire, by Professor Denise McCoskey, of Miami University and Selwyn College.
13 May Ten maps that changed the world, by Professor Dan Griffith, of the University of Syracuse (Leverhulme Visiting Professor).
19 May* Indian doors can't shut space: gender and the Imperial eye, by Ms Muireann O'Cinneide, of the University of Oxford.
20 May Dynamics of multiple intertidal bars, by Dr Gerhard Masselink, of the University of Loughborough.

* These seminars will take place in Room 101 of the Sir William Hardy Building.

Centre for History and Economics. Meetings are on Wednesdays at 5 p.m. in the Seminar Room, CRASSH, Old Press Site, Silver Street (please note the changed seminar venue).

12 May Language and empire, circa 1800, by Ms Emma Rothschild, of the Centre for History and Economics, King's College.
26 May Radicalism, tradition, and the covenanting margins of the Atlantic, by Professor Colin Kidd, of the University of Glasgow.

History and Philosophy of Science. Departmental Seminars. Seminars are held on Thursdays at 4 p.m. in Seminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, Free School Lane. Tea is available from 3.45 p.m. in Seminar Room 1. Please note the change of time. Organized by Simon Schaffer.

22 April Bodily disciplines and disciplined bodies: instruments, skills, and Victorian electrotherapeutics, by Iwan Morus, of Queen's University Belfast.
29 April The optimistic meta-induction and ontological continuity: the case of the electron, by Robert Nola, of Auckland University.
6 May Change is multiple realization, by Laurie Paul, of the University of Arizona.
13 May On the nature of science, by Paul Hoyningen-Huene, of the University of Hannover.
27 May British naturalists in Qing China: science, empire, and cultural encounter, by Fa-Ti Fan, of Binghamton University, State University of New York.

Psychoanalysis and the Humanities. Seminars are held 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 and David Hillman.

28 April Philip Roth and psychoanalysis, by Peter Rudnytsky, of the University of Florida.
5 May 'Imponderables in thin air': Zionism as psychoanalysis, by Jacqueline Rose, of Queen Mary College, London.
12 May Killing with kindness: the masochistic response to persecution, by Coline Covington, of the British Association of Psychotherapists.
19 May 'Un chien andalou': the case of the dog man, by Andrew Webber, of the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages.

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.

26 April Green thoughts and incarnate herbs: the human affinity with plants in the seventeenth-century imagination, by Sandra Sherman, of the University of Arkansas.
3 May Metamorphoses of the expatriate European: piracy, savages, and 'natural history' in Raynal's representation of the Caribbean, by Jenny Mander, of Newnham College.
10 May Gentlemanly London science c.1840-55: the paths of J. D. Hooker and John Lubbock, by Ruth Barton.
17 May The kidney stone affair of 1580, or how the body natural corrupted the body politic, by Claudia Stein, of the University of Warwick.

Mathematical Sciences. A half-day workshop on the Cambridge-MIT Institute Next Generation Drug Discovery (2 p.m. to 5.45 p.m.) will take place on 20 May, at the Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Wilberforce Road, CB3 0WA. Attendance is free and open to all but BY TICKET ONLY (in order to avoid exceeding the capacity of the lecture theatre). Those who wish to attend should e-mail Danielle Stretch (D.Stretch@damtp.cam.ac.uk).

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).

28 April Structural basis of hydrogen metabolism in micro-organisms, by Dr Juan-Carlos Fontecilla-Camps, of the Institut de Biologie Structurale Jean-Pierre Ebel, Grenoble, France. Host: Judy Hirst.
5 May Mitochondrial adaptation in hepatocarcinogenesis by 2-acetylaminofluorene: tumor promotion by an epigenetic mechanism involving the permeability transition pore, by Professor Paolo Bernardi, of the University of Padova, Italy. Host: Mike Murphy.

Mind-Matter Unification Project. Dr Edwin C. May, Director of the US Government's Stargate Project, 1985-95, will give a talk entitled The application of extra-sensory perception to intelligence collection, on 26 April, at 5.30 p.m., in the Winstanley Lecture Theatre, Trinity College. For further details please contact Professor B. D. Josephson (tel. 01223 337260) or see http://www.tcm.phy.cam.ac.uk/~bdj10/lectures/stargate2004.html.

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:

30 April Representations of 'Bohemia' in works by Libuse Moníková, by Brigid Haines, of the University of Wales, Swansea.
21 May Epistemic constellations: intellectual history, cultural studies, and the sociology of knowledge, by Christian Emden, of Rice University, USA.

Isaac Newton Institute. The Rothschild Visiting Professor Daan Frenkel, of the FOM-Institute for Atomic and Molecular Physics, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on 26 April, entitled Revisiting the basis of molecular simulations, followed by an informal reception at 6 p.m.

Oriental Studies. Professor John Huehnergard, of Harvard University, will deliver the Second Annual Semitic Philology Lecture, entitled Trees and waves: on the classification of the Semitic languages, at 5 p.m., on 25 May in the Runcie Room, Faculty of Divinity, West Road. There will be a reception following the lecture.

Philosophy. Annual Heffer Lecture in Philosophy. Professor Ronald Dworkin, of New York University and of University College London, will give this year's Annual Heffer Lecture in Philosophy, entitled Truth, morality, and interpretation, at 5 p.m. on 22 April, in the Lady Mitchell Hall, Sidgwick Avenue.

Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics. Kuwait Foundation Lectures. Professor Bernard Malgrange, of the Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, will give a lecture entitled Non-linear differential Galois theory, at 5 p.m. on 27 April, 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. Seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Main Lecture Theatre, Scott Polar Research Institute, Lensfield Road, as follows:

5 May Glacier hydrology and hydrochemistry in the Dry Valleys, Antarctica, by Professor Martyn Tranter, of the University of Bristol.
12 May Heinrich events: ice-ocean-climate dynamics in the NE Atlantic, by Dr James Scourse, of the University of Bangor.
19 May Autosub goes south: using a robot to measure sea in the Southern Ocean, by Dr Mark Brandon, of the Open University.

Social Anthropology. Senior Seminars are held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in Seminar Room G2, Department of Social Anthropology, Free School Lane. Tea will be available in the Common Room (G1 ground floor) from 4 p.m. onwards.

30 April Indigenous rights, political identities, and civil society in Mexico, by Professor Guillermo de la Peña, of the Centre of Latin-American Studies.
14 May Sacrifice/gift/contract: reframing relations in the modern state, by Mr Mateo Taussig-Rubbo, of the University of Chicago.
21 May The sacrifices of modernity in a Soviet-built steel town in central India, by Professor Jonathan Parry, of the London School of Economics and Political Science.
28 May What is a body? Some Amazonian answers, by Professor Aparecida Vilaça, Visitor to the Department of Social Anthropology.
4 June The anti-social contract: enmity and suspicion in Northern Mongolia, by Mr Lars Højer, of the Department of Social Anthropology.


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Cambridge University Reporter 21 April 2004
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