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No 6173

Wednesday 6 January 2010

Vol cxl No 14

pp. 445–456

Events, courses, etc.

Announcement of lectures, seminars, etc.

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

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.

14 JanuaryDescription, design, and aesthesis in the work of John Ray and contemporaries, by Alexander Wragge-Morley, Department of History and Philosophy of Science

21 JanuaryEthics, risk, and public works: models of optimal risk reduction, by Luc Bovens, London School of Economics and Political Science

28 JanuaryScavengers of nature: recycling in the history of science and medicine, by Simon Werrett, University of Oxford

4 FebruaryWhy expert judgment isn’t evidence: a qualified defence of the EBM position, by Jeremy Howick, University College London

11 FebruaryToys in Monkeyland: the utility of anatomical models and medical expertise in late eighteenth-century Vienna, by Anna Maercker

18 FebruaryThe credit crisis as a problem in the sociology of knowledge, by Donald Mackenzie, University of Edinburgh

25 FebruaryLessons from the history and philosophy of science for research assessment systems, by Donald Gillies, University College London

4 MarchDissolving a Darwinian dilemma for moral realism, by Kevin Brosnan, Department of History and Philosophy of Science

11 MarchThe solution to the problem of mental causation, by Tim Crane, Faculty of Philosophy

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.

19 January‘Isolates’ and ‘crosses’: human evolution and population genetics in the mid-twentieth century, by Veronika Lipphardt, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin

9 FebruaryThe birth of biopower in eighteenth-century Germany, by Claudia Stein, University of Warwick

Cabinet of Natural History. Seminars are held on Mondays, at 1 p.m., in Seminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

18 JanuaryThe curious case of the London Skull: the making of a British human ancestor, by Peter C. Kjaergaard, University of Aarhus

25 JanuaryThe lake as a microcosm: Otto Zacharius and the civic origins of limnology, by Raf de Bont, University of Leuven

1 FebruaryBeale, Bennett, Scoresby (and Melville!): a ‘natural’ history of cetology, by Kelley Swain, Poet in Residence at the Whipple Museum

8 FebruaryRethinking the synthesis period in evolutionary studies, 1930s and 1940s, by Joe Cain, University College London

15 FebruaryGeology, caves, and original architecture: ideas of origins and early nineteenth-century geology, by Allison Ksiazkiewicz, Department of History and Philosophy of Science

22 FebruaryReflections on Darwin 2009: a discussion, by Jim Secord, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, and Peter C. Kjaergaard, University of Aarhus

1 MarchWilliam Buckland’s oral history of deep time, or, things that made him go mmmmmmmmmm, by David Feller, Department of History and Philosophy of Science

8 MarchEnglish visitors to Vesuvius and Solfatara in the early seventeenth century, by Jackie Mountain, London Consortium

MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit. Mitochondrial Biology Unit Seminars. The following seminar will take place in the Raymond and Beverly Sackler Lecture Theatre, Level 7, Wellcome Trust/MRC Building, Hills Road, at 3 p.m.:

Wednesday, 13 JanuaryMitochondria, calcium, and cell death by apoptosis or necrosis, by Professor Rosario Rizzuto, University of Padova (hosted by Ian Holt)

Neo-Latin. Professor Peter Godman, Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professor, will deliver eight Leverhulme Public Lectures, on Tuesdays, at 5 p.m., in Lecture Block Room 1, Sidgwick Avenue:

19 JanuaryThe cultural identity of the Barbarians

26 JanuaryThe myth of empire

2 FebruaryThe wandering court

9 FebruaryWar, schism, and poetry

16 FebruaryThe illusion of rule in Italy

23 FebruaryWhy Barbarossa was boring

2 MarchIrony, blasphemy, and the limits of medieval culture

9 MarchThe archpoet and the alternative culture