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No 6177

Wednesday 3 February 2010

Vol cxl No 18

pp. 525–532

Events, courses, etc.

Kettle’s Yard: Event

The following event will take place at Kettle’s Yard from 19 to 21 February: Modern Times: Connecting Composers: a weekend of concerts, film, and discussion. More information is available at

Announcement of lectures, seminars, etc.

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

Engineering. Mechanics Colloquia. The following Mechanics Colloquium will take place on 5 February, at 2.30 p.m., in LR6, Department of Engineering: Just how does one make Formula One more exciting?, by Professor Tony Purnell (Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor at the Department of Engineering, Technical Consultant to the FIA, ex head of Jaguar F1 and Red Bull F1).

Gender Studies. Multi-disciplinary Gender Research Seminar. The following seminar will be hosted by the Centre for Gender Studies, on Monday, 8 February 2010, from 12.30 to 1.30 p.m.: The poetry of early motherhood, by Ms Joanne Limburg, Writer and Royal Literary Fund Fellow, Magdalene College. The seminar will be held in Room 101, Sir William Hardy Building, Downing Site. All are welcome.

Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Unit (MIASU). MIASU is delighted to be able to welcome Dasho Karma Ura, Director of the Centre for Bhutan Studies, for a short stay in Cambridge. He is the leading intellectual working on Bhutan’s GNH policy and has agreed to give a talk at the Unit on Friday, 5 February, from 12 to 1 p.m., in the Seminar Room of the Mond Building, New Museums Site. Please contact Libby Peachey, Administrator, if you would like to attend (tel. 01223 334690, fax 01223 767280, email

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

3 FebruaryThe Mhp1 membrane transport protein – from gene to molecular mechanism, by Professor Peter Henderson, University of Leeds

17 FebruaryThe inheritance of mitochondrial DNA: have we cracked the bottleneck?, by Professor Patrick Chinnery, University of Newcastle (n.b. this seminar will take place at 4 p.m.)

24 FebruaryAccumulation of mtDNA deletions during aging and mitochondrial function in tissue stem cells – two short stories, by Professor Rudolf Wiesner, University of Cologne

Theoretical Geophysics. The Departments of Earth Sciences and Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics present a series of seminars on Theoretical Geophysics for the Lent Term 2010, which will take place at 2.05 p.m. on Thursdays, in Room MR13, Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Wilberforce Road. A varied, informal luncheon will be supplied in the Common Room of Pavilion H before each seminar at a cost of £3.00 per person, commencing at 1.05 p.m.

4 FebruaryThe implications of climate change, biodiversity loss, and ecosystem degradation on food, water, energy, and human security, by Professor Bob Watson (Defra)

11 FebruaryEddies, jets, meanders, and the Antarctic Circumpolar Current, by Professor Chris Hughes (Proudman)

18 FebruaryGeoengineering the climate: science, governance, and uncertainty: the Royal Society study, by Professor John Shepherd (Southampton)

25 FebruaryRegime change in volcanic systems, by Professor Geoff Wadge (Reading)

4 MarchThe climate impacts of non-CO2 emissions by aviation, by Professor Keith Shine (Reading)