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No 6190

Wednesday 26 May 2010

Vol cxl No 31

pp. 897–928

Events, courses, etc.

Fitzwilliam Museum: events

The Founder’s musical world. Introduced harpsichord recitals by Dr Gerald Gifford, Honorary Keeper of Music:

Friday, 28 May Lord Fitzwilliam and Johann Christian Bach

1.15–2 p.m., Gallery 3 (free)

Solo keyboard sonatas and orchestral sinfonias composed and arranged for keyboard by the youngest of J. S. Bach’s sons, including works contained in a copy presented to the Founder by the composer.

Saturday, 24 July

12 noon – 4 p.m. Outdoor festival of Chinese culture (free drop-in for all ages)

For further details see

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 Personal and Professional Development. Does it matter where you come from? A day of presentations and discussions with those who may fall outside of the higher education system will be held on Thursday,10 June 2010, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Senior Combination Room, St Catharine’s College, Trumpington Street.

Speakers at the event will include:

Pav Akhtar, politician, former CUSU President and care leaver

Dr Andrea Warman of the Who Cares? Trust

Jake Bowers, Romany journalist and broadcaster

Damian Le Bas, Romany writer and Oxford graduate

The morning session considers why so few care leavers attend university and what can be done to improve the admissions process for them and their time at the University.

After lunch, Jake Bowers and Damian Le Bas discuss issues that impact on higher education participation for Gypsy, Roma, and Traveller communities. This will be followed by a discussion on the question of the day: Does it matter where you come from?

This is a free event. All are welcome. Lunch will be provided. please confirm attendance via: Booking form: (email or tel 01223 (7)64091).

Physics. The Second Hewish Lecture, entitled Paths to discovery in radio astronomy – prediction and serendipity, will be given by Professor Ron Ekers of Australia National Telescope Facility, CSIRO, Australia, on Tuesday, 8 June 2010, at 4.15 p.m. in the Pippard Lecture Theatre, Cavendish Laboratory. The lecture will be followed by a reception. This is the second of a lecture series established to honour the outstanding contribution of Antony Hewish to the development of radio astronomy.