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:

Biochemistry. Lectures are held on Thursdays in the Biochemistry Lecture Theatre (Sanger Building), Institute of Biotechnology, Tennis Court Road, from noon until 1 p.m.

2 February Affinity recovery of gene therapy vectors, by Professor Nigel Slater, of the Department of Chemical Engineering.
23 March Organization of spines on the dendrites of purkinje cells using the gene gun, by Dr John O'Brien, of the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology.

Cambridge Committee for Russian and East European Studies. Seminars will take place at 5 p.m. Tea and coffee will be available from 4.45 p.m.

21 February The social consequences of war: Soviet veterans of World War II, by Mark Edele, of the University of Western Australia. This seminar will take place in the Latimer Room, Clare College.
13 March Theorizing 'post-cosmopolitanism': changing dynamics of co-existence in Odessa, Ukraine, by Vera Skvirskaia, of the London School of Economics and Political Science. This seminar will take place in the Thirkill Room, Clare College.

Criminology. Professor Kenneth J. Rotenberg, of Keele University, will give a public seminar on Stigmatization of loneliness and jurors' judgement of the lonely defendant, on 16 February at 5.30 p.m. in Room B3 at the Institute of Criminology, West Road.

On 9 February, Francis Nolan, Professor of Phonetics and Head of the Department of Linguistics, will give a public seminar on Forensic speaker-identification evidence: its forms, limitations, and roles. The seminar will be held in Seminar Room B3 at the Institute of Criminology, West Road, and will start at 5.30 p.m.

Divinity and Oriental Studies. Professor Christoph Bultmann, of the University of Erfurt, will speak on Cruelty: criteria for a critique of religious imagination in Jeremiah, at an open meeting of the Old Testament Seminar on 8 February at 2.30 p.m. in the Runcie Room, Faculty of Divinity, West Road.

Engineering. The fourth Annual Lecture Series in Sustainable Development will take place on Wednesdays in Lecture Room 0 of the Department of Engineering at 5.30 p.m. for 6 p.m. Further details are available from Dr R. A. Fenner (e-mail

8 February Deployment of sustainable technologies: politics and profit, by Mr Doug Parr, Chief Scientist, Greenpeace.
15 February From hardware to hygiene behaviour: an engineering odyssey into water and sanitation, by Professor Sandy Cairncross, of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
22 February A sustainable climate for the future: applying engineering skills to the challenge of climate change, by Mr Tom Delay, Chief Executive of the Carbon Trust.
1 March Does resource extraction contribute to development? by Sir Mark Moody-Stuart, Chairman of Anglo American plc and former Chairman of the Royal Dutch/Shell Group.
8 March Climate change, the end of oil, and the necessity of sustainable development, by Rt Hon. Michael Meacher MP, Former Minister of State for the Environment, 1997-2003.
29 March Flood risk management and sustainable development, by Ms Jean Venables, OBE, Vice-President of the Institution of Civil Engineers and of Crane Environmental Ltd.
26 April A science for sustainable living, by Dr Fritjof Capra, of the University of California, Berkeley.

German. Seminars will be held in the Fisher Building, St John's College, on Fridays (with the exception of Thursday, 23 February) at 5 p.m.

3 February New perspectives on melancholia in eighteenth-century literature, by Dr Matthew Bell, of King's College London.
23 February Kunst als gegenwort - Paul Celan und Georg Büchner, by Professor Dietmar Goltschnigg, of Karl-Franzens-Universität, Graz.
3 March Hidden depths? Rhythmic undercurrents in some modernist fiction, by Dr Peter Hutchinson, of Trinity Hall.

MRC Dunn Human Nutrition Unit. Seminars are held on Wednesdays at 3 p.m. in the Raymond and Beverly Sackler Lecture Theatre, Level 7, Wellcome Trust/MRC Building, Hills Road. For further details please contact Jean Seymour or Penny Peck (tel. 01223 252704).

8 February New mitochondrial carriers and diseases, by Professor Ferdinando Palmieri, of the University of Bari. Host: John Walker.
15 February Structure of the hydrophilic domain of respiratory complex I from Thermus Thermophilus, by Dr Leo Sazanov, of the MRC Dunn Human Nutrition Unit.
22 February Mitochondrial DNA analysis as a potential useful biomarker for disease detection, by Professor Keith McKenney, of the National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, USA. Host: John Walker.

The Fourth Annual Sir William Dunn Lecture, entitled Mechanisms of mitochondrial distribution and inheritance, by Professor Michael P. Yaffe, of the University of California, will be given at 4.30 p.m. on 28 March, at the Max Perutz Lecture Theatre, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Hills Road. Further information is available on the Unit's website at, or from Penny Peck or Jean Seymour (tel. 01223 252703).