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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:

Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Celtic. Dr Elizabeth Ashman Rowe will give a lecture on Annals and encyclopaedias in medieval Iceland, in the Jane Harrison Room, Newnham College, at 5.30 p.m. on 29 April.

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

5 May Direct printing of solution-processed polymer transistor circuits, by Henning Sirringhaus, of the Cavendish Laboratory.
12 May Chemoinformatics: processing structural information in chemical databases, by Peter Willett, of the University of Sheffield.
26 May Journeys in non-classical computation - a UK grand challenge in computing research, by Susan Stepney, of the University of York.

Criminology. Lawrence W. 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 Social Sciences, will give a public lecture in Room G24, Faculty of Law, West Road, entitled Restorative justice: what we know and how we know it, on 6 May at 5.30 p.m.

Engineering. The final lecture in the second series of Distinguished Lectures in Sustainable Development will be given by Sir Crispin Tickell, Government Adviser on the Environment and former UK Ambassador to the UN, in the Lecture Theatre, Peterhouse, at 5.30 p.m. for 6 p.m. on 5 May. The title of the lecture is Ecology, conservation, and the human role.

Centre for Family Research. Lunch-time seminars will be held at 1 p.m. promptly on Tuesdays in Room 606, Centre for Family Research, Free School Lane.

11 May Prenatal screening for Down's syndrome: the relationship between attitudes towards the condition and testing intentions, by Dr Louise Bryant, of the University of Leeds.
25 May The implications of gender differences for supporting children: a critical review paper, by Dr Virginia Morrow, of Brunel University.
8 June The continuum of maturation with Cystic Fibrosis: home and away, by Dr Elizabeth Chapman, of Papworth Hospital.

Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure. Seminars will take place on Fridays at 1 p.m. in the Room 101, Sir William Hardy Building, Department of Geography, Downing Place.

7 May The fetal mortality problem in historical demography, by Professor Robert Woods, of the University of Liverpool.
21 May Transmission strategies or old age provisions: the Nordic retirement contract revisited, by Dr Beatrice Möring, of the University of Essex.
4 June HIV/AIDS and urbanization, by Professor Tim Dyson, of the London School of Economics and Political Science.
18 June Mortality by season and age in eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Igualada, Catalonia: some comparative observations, by Dr Julie Marfany, of the Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure and Homerton College.
2 July Origins of the health transition: elite mortality in early modern Europe in the eighteenth century, by Dr Sheila Ryan Johansson, of Stanford University and the Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure.
23 July Comparing total and manorial demesne grain output before and after the Black Death: a case study from southern England, by Dr Neil Rushton, of the Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure.
30 July Kinship structures and inheritance customs in early modern Willingham, Cambs, and Kami-shiojiri, Nagano, Japan: parallels and contrasts, by Dr Motoyasu Takahasi, of Ehime University, Japan.

Mathematics. The Rouse Ball Lecture for 2004, entitled Bernoulli numbers, congruences, and modular forms, will take place on 11 May and will be given by Professor Barry Mazur, of Harvard University. It will be held in Room 3, Mill Lane Lecture Rooms at noon.

The McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research. Seminars will be held at 1.15 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Seminar Room, McDonald Institute Courtyard Building, Downing Site.

28 April Archaeogenetics from Cambridge, by Shuichi Matsumura and Mim Bower.
12 May New investigations at Phylakopi, by Neil Brodie.
26 May The new organization of the cultural heritage of Malta, by Anthony Pace.

Modern Greek. The following open lectures will be given at 5 p.m., on Thursdays, in Room 1.02 of the Faculty of Classics, Sidgwick Avenue.

29 April Olympics in Athens, 1896: the invention of the modern Olympic Games, by Sir Michael Llewellyn Smith.
6 May 'Erotokritos' and the history of the novel, by Professor Roderick Beaton, of King's College, London.

Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Unit. Research seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in Room 8, Faculty of Oriental Studies, Sidgwick Avenue.

11 May Tibeto-Mongolian interface in Buddhist historiography - reconstructing reality or forming history? by Per K. Sörensen, of the University of Leipzig.
18 May Tibetan Buddhism in Buryatia: history and present state, by Lubos Belka, of Masaryk University Brno, Czech Republic, and Daniel Berounsky, of Charles University, Prague.
1 June Conceptualizing Mongol Halh homeland (nutag): some reflections on balance and relatedness, by Benedikte Lindskog, of the University of Oslo.

Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics. Professor Y. Karatzas, of the University of Columbia, will give a lecture entitled Diversity and arbitrage in equity markets, at 5 p.m. on 4 May, 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.


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Cambridge University Reporter 28 April 2004
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