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Announcement of lectures, seminars, etc.

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

Criminology. Dr Marian Fitzgerald, of the London School of Economics and Political Science, will give a public lecture in Room B16, Faculty of Law, West Road, on Lies, damned lies, and ethnic statistics, on Thursday, 22 May, at 5.30 p.m.

Divinity. Two seminars will be offered on the theme of Comparative medieval Christian and Islamic theology, by Dr John Marenbon, T, and Dr Tony Street, CLH, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, 20 May and Tuesday, 3 June.

McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research. Seminars will be held at 1.15 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Seminar Room, McDonald Institute Courtyard Building, Downing Site.

21 May Caravan routes, water sources, and Roman military installations: surveying the Kharga Oasis, by Corinna Rossi.
4 June Daily practice and social memory at Çatalhöyük, by Ian Hodder.

Physics. Scott Lecture Series 2003. Professor Steven Chu, Nobel Prizewinner for Physics 1997, of the University of Stanford, will give three lectures on the theme Single molecule studies in polymer physics and biology, in the Pippard Lecture Theatre, Cavendish Laboratory, at 4.30 p.m. on the following dates:

19 May The coil-stretch transition in polymer physics
21 May Single molecule folding and enzymology
23 May Single molecule studies of more complex bio-molecular systems

The Biophysics Symposium (in conjunction with the Scott Lecture Series) will take place on Friday, 23 May, in the Pippard Lecture Theatre, Cavendish Laboratory.

2 p.m. Acrobatic actin: the structure and mechanics of a molecular spring, by Professor L. Mahedevan, of the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics.
2.30 p.m. Preparing surfaces for proteomics. How to interface inorganic substrates with proteins, by Dr W. Huck, of the Department of Chemistry and the Interdisciplinary Research Collaboration (IRC) in Nanotechnology.
3 p.m. Biopolymer helices induced by external fields, by Dr E. M. Terentjev, of the Department of Physics.
3.30 p.m. Unfolding proteins one at a time using dynamic force microscopy, by Dr J. Clarke, of the Department of Chemistry.

Clinical Veterinary Medicine. Tea Clubs are held on Wednesdays at 4.30 p.m. in Lecture Theatre 1, Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine, Madingley Road. Tea is served at 4 p.m. in the Senior Common Room.

28 May Rigorous observational veterinary epidemiology: confirming and refuting current beliefs, by Dr Laura Green, of the University of Warwick.
25 June New opportunities in canine molecular genetics: mapping soft tissue sarcomas, by Dr David Sargan, of the Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine.

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Cambridge University Reporter, Wednesday 14 May 2003
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