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No 6175

Wednesday 20 January 2010

Vol cxl No 16

pp. 485–496

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:

Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities (CRASSH). Epistemology, ontology, what’s that got to do work, medicine, nursing?* This event is organized by the Health and Welfare Research Group, CRASSH. It will take place on Thursday, 21 January, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities, 17 Mill Lane.

Health and social work professionals work at the frontiers of knowledge in health and welfare and yet their professional training programmes do not always dedicate time to questions of epistemology and ontology. What impact does this have on their ability to deliver good care?

This seminar event will include presentations by the following speakers, followed by a roundtable discussion:

Dr Cathy Aymer (Social Worker/Senior Lecturer), School of Health Sciences and Social Care, Brunel University

Professor Toyin Okitikpi, Visiting Professor in Social Work, University of Bedfordshire

Dr Elizabeth Fistein (Psychiatrist/Ethics and Law Teaching Coordinator), School of Clinical Medicine, University of Cambridge

Faculty staff, students, clinicians/practitioners, and anyone else keen to discuss these ideas in an academic environment are welcome. For more information contact Rachel Hughes (tel. 07507 278055, email

*The title of the seminar is based on Dr Aymer and Professor Okitikpi’s paper in Social Work Education, which is available at (from within the Cambridge network) or from the event organizer. You do not need to have read the article to attend the event.

Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology. The following seminars will take place during the Lent Term. All seminars take place on Wednesdays, in Lecture Theatre 1 (LT1), from 3.30 to 4.30 p.m. Tea and cakes are offered from 3.15 to 3.30 p.m. outside LT1. All are welcome.

27 JanuaryFrom well-defined macromonomers to sterically-stabilised latexes to Pickering emulsions to colloidosomes: exerting control over multiple length scales, by Professor Steve Armes, Department of Chemistry, University of Sheffield

3 FebruaryColloidal flying carpets, by Dr Erika Eiser, Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge

10 FebruaryThe proteome: what is happening at the ‘business end’ of a cell?, by Professor Phillip Wright, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Sheffield

17 FebruaryDr Stuart Clarke, Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge (title to be announced)

24 FebruaryTrade-offs between model accuracy and numerical complexity: example of a 3D interactive real time fluid catalytic cracking unit simulation on a PC, by Professor Florian De Vuyst, Ecole Centrale, Paris

3 MarchProfessor Geoff Maitland, Department of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College (title to be announced)

Criminology. Dr Antje du Bois-Pedain, University Lecturer, Faculty of Law, will give a public seminar entitled Paternalism and consent: three weaknesses in Feinberg’s analysis of two-party interactions, at 5.30 p.m., on Thursday, 28 January 2010, in Seminar Room B3, Institute of Criminology, Sidgwick Avenue.

Divinity. Henry Martyn Centre Lent Term Seminars 2010. The following seminar will take place on Wednesday, 27 January, at 4 p.m., at Westminster College: Edinburgh 1910 and Edinburgh 2010: different theological worldviews, by Dr Kirsteen Kim, Leeds Trinity and All Saints. For further information, contact Polly Keen, Administrator (tel. 01223 741088, email

Engineering. Engineering Department Dynamics and Vibration Department Tea Time Talks. The following talks will take place during the Lent Term. Refreshments are available in Oatley Meeting Room 2 (second floor) from 3.30 p.m., with the talks in Oatley Meeting Room 1 from 4 p.m.

22 January (1 of 2)Incorporating geometric features in the PiP model for subway induced vibrations, by Mr Maarten Beckers, Department of Engineering Visitor

22 January (2 of 2)Inclined layers the quick way, by Mr Simon Jones, Department of Engineering

29 January (1 of 2)The vibration response of piled foundations to inertial and underground-railway-induced-loadings, by Mr Pieter Coulier, Department of Engineering Visitor

29 January (2 of 2)Vibration of piled foundations – a fast running model, by Mrs Kirsty Kuo, Department of Engineering

19 FebruaryPredicting internal shocks in vibrating structures, by Mr Kiran Vijayan, Department of Engineering

26 FebruaryThe remarkable accuracy of the Trinity clock, by Dr Hugh Hunt, Department of Engineering

5 MarchSustainable action on vehicle energy, by Dr Peter Jones and Dr Caizhen Cheng, University of Warwick

12 MarchOn the stability and control of unicycles, by Professor Robin Sharp, University of Surrey

Equality and Diversity. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGB&T) History Month Lecture. All are invited to the following lecture given by Paul Burston on the development of gay politics and its relevance to the contemporary world: Act-up and out – do we still need gay politics?, on Wednesday, 3 February 2010, at 5.30 p.m., in the Keynes Lecture Theatre, King’s College.

The event is organized by the University’s LGBT Staff Network and will be followed by a drinks reception. For more information or to confirm attendance please email For more information on LGB&T History Month events visit To join the LGB&T Staff Network visit

Holocaust Memorial Day Lecture. All are invited to attend the following lecture given by Professor George Joffé on Trans-National Violence and Minorities Communities: Myth and reality: trans-national violence and minority communities, on Wednesday, 27 January 2010, at 5.30 p.m., in the University Centre.

The lecture will be hosted by the University’s Black and Minority Ethnic Staff Network and will be followed by a drinks reception. For more information or to confirm attendance please email To join the BME Staff Network email

Gender Studies. Multi-disciplinary Gender Research Seminar. Ms Irenee Daly, Centre for Family Research, will give a seminar entitled Tick tock, can you control your biological clock? Women’s awareness of age related fertility decline, on Monday, 25 January 2010, from 12.30 to 1.30 p.m., in Room 101, Sir William Hardy Building, Downing Site. All are welcome.

History. Comparative Social and Cultural History. Seminars on the theme of Public squares will be held fortnightly during the Lent Term in the Senior Parlour, Gonville Court, Gonville and Caius College, at 8.30 p.m. All are welcome. For a programme, please email Margo Kirk in the Faculty of History (

2 FebruaryGravity, games, and gossip: public space in early modern Venice, by Deborah Howard, St John’s College

16 FebruaryClassicism versus communitarianism: the formation of the London square c. 1630–1730, by Elizabeth Mckellar, Open University

2 MarchThe Florentine piazza and the urban soundscape, by Niall Atkinson, Texas Christian University

History and Economics, Centre for. History and Economics Seminar 2009–10. Meetings are on Wednesdays, at 5 p.m., in the Bridgetower Room, Trinity Hall, Trinity Lane.

27 JanuaryFacing uncertainty: markets, norms, and conventions in the 18th century, by Philippe Minard, Université Paris-8 (IDHE-CNRS)/EHESS-Paris

10 FebruaryThe monster from the east: literary migrations in early modern Europe, by Barbara Ravelhofer, University of Durham

24 FebruaryLate Darwin: extinction, aesthetics, and the human, by Dame Gillian Beer, Clare Hall

History of Art. The following History of Art Department Graduate Seminars will take place during the Lent Term, on Wednesdays, at 5 p.m., in the History of Art Graduate Centre, 4a Trumpington Street.

20 JanuaryThe Collector Earl of Arundel and the Obelisk of Domitian, by Professor Edward Chaney, Southampton Solent University

27 JanuaryCollecting and curating self-taught and non-traditional artists, by James Brett, Museum of Everything

3 FebruarySome new thoughts on Veronese’s portraits of Iseppo and Livia da Porto, by Dr Xavier Salomon, Dulwich Picture Gallery

10 FebruaryThe cloister life of the Emperor Charles V: art and ideology at Yuste, by Dr Piers Baker-Bates, Open University

17 FebruaryFrom R. Mutt to Dirty Jeff on Top: Some thoughts on artists’ market strategies, by Dr Sarah Thornton, Sociologist of Culture and Author of Seven Days in the Art World

24 FebruaryHandel and Servandoni, art and music in the Royal Fireworks of 1749, by Dr Clare Hornsby, British School at Rome, followed by a performance of the Music for the Royal Fireworks given on the Harpsichord by Martin Knizia, ARAM organist at the Lutheran Church of St Anne and St Agnes, London

3 MarchWilliam John Bankes’s Spanish pictures and the Golden Room at Kingston Lacy, by Alastair Laing, Curator of Pictures and Sculpture, The National Trust

10 MarchRescuing Walpole? A debate on collecting, collector, and scholarship in the 20th century. Chair: Duncan Robinson, Master of Magdalene College. Panellists: Professor David Watkin, Cambridge, Professor Anne Higonnet, Columbia, Dr Michael Snodin, Victoria and Albert Museum

Sociology. The following seminars will take place in the PPSIS Seminar Room, Free School Lane, on Tuesdays, at 12.30. For further information, please contact Patrick Baert (email

26 JanuaryThe sociology of elite distinction, by Jean-Pascal Daloz, CNRS/Oxford

9 FebruaryEngineers of Jihad, by Diego Gambetta, Oxford

23 FebruaryWas Spain under Franco fascist? Juan Linz and his critics revisited, by Jeff Miley, Cambridge

9 MarchThe source of intellectuals’ public standing: the lessons from a Nobel Trinity, by Barbara Misztal, Leicester