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Announcement of lectures and seminars, etc.

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

Biological Anthropology. Research Seminars will be held at 4 p.m. on Wednesdays, in the Seminar Room, Level 6, Department of Biological Anthropology, Pembroke Street.

12 May Why are there so many mammal species in the tropics?, by Peter Andrews, of the Natural History Museum, London.
19 May Modelling the evolutionary geography of early human populations, by Piers Gollop.
26 May Determinants of the epidemic of non-communicable diseases in developing countries, by Prakash Shetty, of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

The seminars will be followed by refreshments. For enquiries phone 01223 335454 or e-mail tsw22@cam.ac.uk.

Engineering. Mechanics Colloquia will be held on Thursdays at 2.30 p.m. in Lecture Room 5, Department of Engineering, Trumpington Street, as follows:

6 May Micromachines - disruptive technology for the next millennium, by G. Beardmore, of Smiths Industries Aerospace.
13 May Chain reactions in multi-body impact, by W. J. Stronge.
20 May The harmonic balance method in nonlinear dynamics, by A. Y. T. Leung, of the University of Manchester.

Further details, including abstracts, are available on the WWW at http://www2.eng.cam.ac.uk/~mchc-www/

German Studies Group. David Cesarani, Director of the Wiener Library and Professor of Jewish History at the University of Southampton, will talk on Arthur Koestler: exile and identity in the totalitarian age at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 12 May, in the Senior Parlour, Gonville and Caius College.

History and Philosophy of Science. Departmental Seminars are held at 4.30 p.m. on Thursdays in Seminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, Free School Lane. Tea is provided at 4 p.m. in Seminar Room 1.

6 May Tracking track records, by Professor Peter Lipton.
13 May The modalities of prediction, by Professor Sir Geoffrey Lloyd, of Darwin College.
20 May Renovating the Novum Organum: Bacon, Whewell, and induction, by Professor Laura Snyder, of St John's University.

The Delta Lecture will be given at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 1 June, in Seminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, Free School Lane, by Professor Paula Findlen, of Stanford University, who will lecture on Is a crocodile a work of art? Seeing objects in the early modern cabinet of curiosities.

PSY Studies. The final seminars for this term will be held at 5 p.m. on the following Wednesdays in Seminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, Free School Lane. Tea will be served before the seminars at 4.40 p.m.

19 May Transsexuals: a cross-cultural perspective, by Dr Patricia Soley Beltran, of the University of Edinburgh.
2 June Autism seen from the framework of evolutionary psychology, by Dr Simon Baron-Cohen, of the Department of Experimental Psychology.
9 June Public and publication in early psychoanalysis, by Dr Lydia Marinelli, of the Sigmund Freud Museum, Vienna.

Technology and Material Culture. Meetings will take place from 8 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Seminar Room, P Stairs, Trinity Hall.

12 May The ethnography of Trinidad and the Internet, by Dr Don Slater, of Goldsmiths College, University of London.
26 May Unconscious things: facts and fetishes in Jean-Martin Charcot's museum, by Mr Andreas Mayer, of the University of Bielefeld.

Technology and Material Culture is a new group formed with the intention of promoting research and debate on these subjects across a range of disciplines including the History and Philosophy of Science, Social Anthropology, Sociology, Archaeology, Geography, and Museum Studies. For further information and suggestions for future meetings please contact Dr Andrew Barry, History and Philosophy of Science, e-mail amb60@hermes.cam.ac.uk.

Cambridge Postgraduate Philosophy Conference. The conference will take place on Friday, 28 May, in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science, Free School Lane. Advance registration is not required. For further information, please contact Professor Peter Lipton.


9 a.m. Mr Greg Radick The creation of evolutionary phenomena.
10 a.m. Mr Matthew Ratcliffe The Kant in Dennett's closet.
11 a.m. COFFEE
11.30 a.m. Mr Tim Lewens The value of engineering thinking.
12.30 p.m. Ms Rachel Cooper Understanding aliens.
1.30 p.m. LUNCH
2.30 p.m. Ms Anandi Hattiangadi Gruel following.
3.30 p.m. Mr Anjan Chakravartty Why the semantic or model theoretic approach to theories doesn't help the realist after all.
4.30 p.m. TEA
5 p.m. Mr Mike Rich Pragmatism, explanation, and truth.

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Cambridge University Reporter, 6 May 1999
Copyright © 1999 The Chancellor, Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambridge.