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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:

Astronomy. Astrophysics Colloquia will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Seminar Room, Institute of Astronomy, Madingley Road, preceded by tea at 4 p.m.

21 January Born in fire, buried in dust - the history of the chemical elements, by Professor Mike Edmunds, of the University of Cardiff.
28 January The evolution and kinematics of spiral galaxies out to redshift z = 1, by Dr Nicole Vogt.
4 February The hidden universe: deep X-ray surveys and obscured quasars, by Dr Omar Almaini, of Edinburgh University.
11 February Ellipticals, bulges, and disks: what happened when?, by Professor Roger Davies, of the University of Durham.
18 February Fast and slow accretion onto black holes, by Professor Roger Blandford, of the California Institute of Technology.
25 February Measurements of the structure of protostellar envelopes and the implications for low-mass star formation, by Dr Claire Chandler, of the Department of Physics.
4 March Supernova explosion mechanisms - what we are learning from infrared spectroscopy, by Dr Peter Meikle, of Imperial College, London.
18 March HI in the local universe: probing the assembly of galaxies, by Professor Jacqueline Van Gorkom, of Columbia University.

Earth Sciences. Seminars will be held at 5 p.m. (unless otherwise stated) on Tuesdays in the Harker Room, Department of Earth Sciences, Downing Street, as follows:

26 January Mountains and ice-ages in the Miocene-Pliocene: the story from Bhutan and British Columbia, by Professor Randy Parrish, of the British Geological Survey.
2 February Insights into shallow ocean processes using tritium and helium-3, by Professor Bill Jenkins, of the Southampton Oceanography Centre (at 4 p.m.)
9 February High pressure crystal chemistry of Earth materials, by Dr Nancy Ross, of University College London.
16 February The early history of the vertebrates: from phylogeny to evolution, by Dr Philippe Janvier, of the Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris.
23 February Experimental simulations of explosive volcanic eruptions, by Dr Heidy Mader, of the University of Bristol.
2 March Water storage in the mantle: experimental studies of minerals, melts, and fluids, by Dr Simon Kohn, of the University of Bristol.
9 March Gondawana breakup, by Dr Bryan Storey, of the British Antarctic Survey.

Latin-American Studies. Open seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Mondays in Room 5 (2nd Floor), History Faculty Building, West Road, as follows:

25 January The making and unmaking of slavery in the Americas: a comparative study, by Robin Blackburn, Visiting Fellow at King's College.
1 February Limited democracy in Chile, by Mario Sznajder, of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
8 February To be announced, by Rodolfo Cerdas-Cruz, of the University of Costa Rica.
15 February Pilgrims, migrants, and the Venezuelan cult of Maria Lionza, by Barbara Placido, of the Department of Anthropology.
22 February The politics of memory: remembering and forgetting in post-conflict Central America, by Rachel Sieder, of the Institute of Latin American Studies, University of London.
1 March Creole independence and the myth of the loyal Indian, by Rebecca Earle, of the University of Warwick.
8 March Provincial politics and the War of the Pacific in the northern highlands of Peru, by John Dawe, of the University of Liverpool.

Information is also available on the Centre's www page: http://www.mml.cam.ac.uk/clas/.

Medicine and Pathology. The following Virology Seminars will be given at 12 noon on Thursdays in Seminar Room 5 of the Clinical School, Addenbrooke's Hospital.

21 January Mouse genetic resistance to ectromelia virus, by Dr David Brownstein, of the University of Edinburgh.
4 February Regulation of MHC Class I expression, by Dr Paul Lehner, of the Cambridge Institute for Medical Research.
11 February Travel of HCMV through placenta and via breast milk, by Professor Gerhardt Jahn, of the University of Tübingen, Germany.
25 February Herpes simplex virus immediate early expression and its role in latency, by Dr Chris Preston, of the Institute of Virology, Glasgow.
4 March Virus assembly, envelopment, and egress: the problem of recruiting and assembling capsid proteins onto specific membrane compartments in cells, by Dr Tom Wileman, of the Institute for Animal Health, Pirbright Laboratory.
11 March Genetic manipulation of influenza virus, by Dr Wendy Barclay, of the University of Reading.
18 March Cell cycle control in Epstein-Barr virus infected B-lymphocytes, by Dr Alison Sinclair, of the University of Sussex.
25 March Pathogenesis of murine gammaherpesvirus infection, by Professor Tony Nash, of the University of Edinburgh.

Music. GoehrFest. The following lectures and colloquium, under the general heading What remains to be done?, will take place at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays (except for Friday, 26 February, at 2 p.m.) in Lecture Room 2 at the University Music School, West Road.

20 January Composers in the university environment, by Mr Julian Anderson, of the Royal College of Music.
24 February Reflections on teaching, by Mr Hugh Wood.
26 February Colloquium on Elgar's 4th Symphony, with Mr Bayan Northcott and Mr Anthony Payne.
3 March The ages of man as composer, by Professor Alexander Goehr.

Slavonic Studies. The following lectures will be given at 5.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Raised Faculty Building, Sidgwick Avenue:

26 January Why bother? Environmental action in Russia, by Ms Olga Smirnova, of the Queen's University of Belfast (in Room 17).
16 February The reforms which did not reform: nineteenth-century Russia in the light of the twentieth-century revolutions, by Professor Sergei Mironenko, of the State Archive of Russia, Moscow (in Room 12).

South Asian Studies, Wolfson College, and Lucy Cavendish College. Inspirations and Aspirations: South Asian Leadership in Britain is a new series which aims to debate issues relevant to South Asians in Britain by exploring questions of economic, political, and social significance. The first event will be a Gender Forum at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 3 February, in the McCrum Lecture Theatre, Bene't Street. Co-sponsored by CU India Society, the forum is intended to discuss the career paths of four successful women and share their reflections on gender, ethnicity, and identity.

Panellists will speak on their careers and recent activities for five to ten minutes followed by an audience Q&A session. All present are cordially invited to a reception hosted by Cambridge University India Society. Confirmed panellists include Usha Prashar, Chair, Parole Board; Meena Pathak, businesswoman (food industry); Zerbanoo Gifford, author of The golden thread, and political adviser to the Home Secretary; Mohini Kent Noon, reporter and writer.

Contact details: Dr D. S. Raj, Centre of South Asian Studies, Laundress Lane.

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Cambridge University Reporter, 20 January 1999
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