Cambridge University Reporter

Announcement of lectures, seminars, etc.

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

Cambridge Central Asia Forum. Professor Alisher Faizullaev, of the University of World Economy and Diplomacy, Tashkent, Uzbekistan, will present a talk entitled Conventional international relations and psycho-politics of Central Asia, on 24 February, at 1 p.m. in Seminar Room G, 17 Mill Lane. For details on the Cambridge Central Asia Forum please contact Dr S. S. Saxena (

Criminology. Dr Mandeep K. Dhami, of the Institute of Criminology, will give a public lecture in Seminar Room B3, Institute of Criminology Building (Sidgwick Site), entitled Magistrates, bail, and heuristics, on 24 February at 5.30 p.m.

Education. Politics, Democracy, and Education Seminars will take place on Thursdays between 5 p.m. and 6.30 p.m. in Room 1S7 of the new Faculty Building, 184 Hills Road. Enquiries may be addressed to Janet Gibson (tel. 01223 767621, e-mail

17 February Children's rights: a progress report on the debate, by Professor David Archard, of Lancaster University.
24 February Gender equality in education: a global agenda, by Professor Christopher Colclough, of the Faculty of Education.
3 March The politics of masculinity research, by Professor Mairtin Mac-An-Ghaill, of the University of Newcastle.
10 March Development perspectives on education, by Dr Shaila Fennell, of the Department of Land Economy.

Engineering. The third in the third series of Distinguished Lectures in Sustainable Development, organized by the Centre for Sustainable Development, will take place in Lecture Room 0, in the Department of Engineering, Trumpington Street, at 5.30 p.m. for 6 p.m. on 23 February. The speaker will be Professor Andrew Palmer, of the Department of Engineering, and the topic will be Global warming and carbon capture, and political reality.

Scott Polar Research Institute. Seminars will be held at 8 p.m. on Saturdays in the Scott Polar Research Institute, Lensfield Road, unless otherwise stated.

26 February Edward Whymper and the Arctic, by Ian Smith.
12 March North-East Greenland, a brief history, by Bob Burton.
20 April An evening with Peter Hillary. (Wednesday at 7.30 p.m.)

Slavonic Studies. On 24 February, Rachel Platonov, of the University of Manchester, will give a lecture entitled 'Avtorskaia Pesnia': amateur song as communicative code, in the Umney Lecture Theatre, Robinson College, at 5.30 p.m.

Social Anthropology. PLACEB-O (Partners Linked Across Collaborations in Ethics and the Biosciences - Orbital) Research Seminars will be held on Mondays at 5 p.m. in Seminar Room G, 17 Mill Lane.

21 February Anthropologists in the making: negotiating the paradox of an 'independent contribution to knowledge', by Amy Pollard, of the Department of Social Anthropology.
7 March The contribution of the anthropology of scientific institutions in the debate concerning 'science and society'. An ethnographic survey carried out amongst French geneticists, by Dr Angela Procoli, of EHESS, Paris.