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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:

Chemical Engineering. Seminars take place from 3.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. on Wednesdays in Lecture Theatre 1 (LT1), Department of Chemical Engineering, Pembroke Street. Tea and cakes are offered from 3.15 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. outside LT1.

11 October Fusion - powering the future, by Dr Garry Voss and Dr Chris Warrick, of the UK Atomic Energy Agency.
18 October Transduction of chemical energy into mechanical energy and vice versa using polymer brushes, by Dr Wilhelm Huck, of the Department of Chemistry.
25 October Research Student presentations.
1 November Energy flows in buildings, by Professor Andrew Woods, of the BP Institute.
8 November Solving kinetic theory models of complex fluids: Recent developments and new challenges, by Professor Francisco (Paco) Chinesta, LMSP UMR CNRS-ENSAM Paris.
15 November Coating colloids for colours, by Dr Andrew Howe, Kodak European Research.
22 November Nanoceramics synthesis and discovery; clean, fast, and controllable methods, by Dr Jawwad Dar, of Queen Mary University of London.

Institute of Continuing Education. Professor Michael Shattock, Visiting Professor at the Institute of Education, University of London, will give a research seminar entitled Changing approaches to university governance, with some reflections on Cambridge, on 11 October at 5.30 p.m. in the Quiet Room, Wolfson College, Barton Road. Light refreshments will be served afterwards. For further information and/or to reserve a free place, please contact Research Division, Institute of Continuing Education, Madingley Hall, Madingley, CB3 8AQ (e-mail wmk22@cam.ac.uk).

Criminology. Professor Dr Franz Streng, Professor of Criminal Law and Criminology at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Erlangen, Germany will give a public seminar entitled Sentencing in Germany: basic questions and new developments on Thursday, 12 October, at 5.30 p.m. in Seminar Room B3, Institute of Criminology (Sidgwick Site).

Divinity. Hulsean Lectures. The Hulsean Lectures, under the general title Remembering the land: reading the Bible through agrarian eyes, will be given by Professor E. Davis, Professor of Bible and Practical Theology, Duke University, at 5 p.m. in the Runcie Room in the Faculty of Divinity, West Road, on the following dates:

11 October Prophetic visions of rupture.
19 October Remembering the land: reading the Old Testament through agrarian eyes.
26 October Genesis One: a poem of Creation.
8 November Leaving Egypt behind: embracing the wilderness economy.
9 November A wholesome materiality: reading Leviticus.
16 November Covenantal economics: the case for a local economy.

Stanton Lectures. The 2006 Stanton Lectures, entitled The crisis of the word in English romantic literature, will be given by Professor J. Beer, at 5 p.m. on the following dates in the Runcie Room in the Faculty of Divinity, West Road: 10, 17, 24, and 31 October and 7, 14, 21, and 28 November.

Education. Neuroscience and Psychology in Education Seminars will take place on Tuesdays at 4.30 p.m. in Room 1 of the New Faculty Building, 184 Hills Road. Enquiries should be directed to Usha Goswami (e-mail ucg10@cam.ac.uk)

24 October Neuroscience of number cognition (provisional title), by Professor Brian Butterworth, of University College London.
28 November The role of language in mathematical development, by Dr Chris Donlan, of University College London.

Second Language Education Group Seminars will take place on Mondays at 4.30 p.m. for 5 p.m. in Room 1S3 of the New Faculty Building, 184 Hills Road. Enquiries should be directed to Edith Esch (e-mail eme10@cam.ac.uk).

30 October Learning as boundary-crossing in the Danwei workplace community of practice in China, by Mr Yongcan Liu, of the Faculty of Education.
13 November Falling through the net: do learner development schemes reach those who need it most?, by Dr Ulrike Bavendieke, of the University of Liverpool.
27 November Applying linguistics - language use and the process of reconstructing serious crimes through language, by Ms Silke Kirschner, of the Central Police Training and Development Authority (Centrex).

Mathematics Education Colloquia will take place on Mondays at 5.30 p.m. in Room 117 of the Mary Allan Building, Homerton Site, Hills Road. Enquiries should be directed to Tim Rowland (e-mail tr202@cam.ac.uk).

30 October A review of research on sociocultural theories and some reflections on multiple lenses in research, by Professor Steve Lerman, of South Bank University.
4 December Collective mathematical understanding as an improvisational process, by Dr Lyndon Martin, of the University of East Anglia.

History and Philosophy of Science. Second Cambridge Wellcome Lecture in the History of Medicine. Hilary Marland, of the University of Warwick, will give a lecture entitled Doctors, motherhood, and insanity of childbirth in Victorian Britain, on Thursday, 23 November at 4.30 p.m. in Seminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, Free School Lane.

Departmental Seminars. Seminars are held on Thursdays at 4.30 p.m. in Seminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science. Tea is available from 4 p.m. in Seminar Room 1. Papers for these seminars are available in the Whipple Library and at http://www.hps.cam.ac.uk/seminars/.

2 November Perceptual knowledge and discrimination (work in progress), by Duncan Pritchard, of the University of Stirling.
9 November Making truth or masking lies: the triumph of the Conards, by Michael Wintroub, of the University of California, Berkeley.
16 November Agreement and the new relativism (work in progress), by John Hawthorne, of the University of Oxford.

History of Medicine. Seminars are held on Tuesdays at 5 p.m. in Seminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science. Tea is available from 4.40 p.m.

10 October Sterility and the disordered household in Early Modern England and France, by Lisa Smith, of the University of Saskatchewan.
17 October Thinking in posters: AIDS and the power of the visual, by Roger Cooter, of University College London, and Claudia Stein, of the University of Warwick.
31 October The renaissance tomato, from botanical curiosity to culinary condiment, by David Gentilcore, of the University of Leicester.
7 November From standardization to welfare: the origins of the '3 Rs' approach to managing laboratory animals, by Robert Kirk, of the University of Manchester.
21 November 'Desperate and incurable': defining breast cancer in England, c.1550-1800, by Marjo Kaartinen, of the University of Turku.
28 November The H-bomb, fishermen, and an unusual infection: the Bikini incident and the rise of a new medicine in Cold War Japan, by Aya Homei, of the University of Manchester.

From Generation to Reproduction. These seminars, which are funded by our Wellcome Trust enhancement award in the history of medicine, are held on Tuesdays at 5 p.m. in Seminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science. Tea is available from 4.40 p.m.

24 October 'It's all in the blood': thoroughbred racehorse reproduction, by Rebecca Cassidy, of Goldsmiths College, London.
14 November Nature, nurture, or neither? Some Hippocratic generations of difference, by Rebecca Flemming, of the Faculty of Classics.

Psy Studies: History of Psychiatry, Psychology, Psychoanalysis, and Allied Sciences. Seminars are held on Wednesdays at 5 p.m. in Seminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science. Tea is available from 4.40 p.m.

25 October Psychiatry and colonial politics: colonial psychiatry and indigenous physicians in the former Dutch East Indies, by Hans Pols, of the University of Sydney.
1 November Angina pectoris and the Arnolds: emotions and the framing of heart disease in medical history, by Fay Bound Alberti, of the University of Lancaster.
15 November Shell shock to PTSD: a step change in the conceptualization of psychological responses to traumatic events, by Edgar Jones, of King's College London.
29 November Four erotic problems: elements of a history of arts of love, by Michel Feher, of the École Normale Supérieure, Paris.

Cabinet of Natural History. Seminars are held on Mondays at 1 p.m. in Seminar Room 1, Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

9 October The strange tale of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hunter: the social and professional life of naturalist John Hunter (1728-1793), by Simon Chaplin, of the Hunterian Museum.
16 October Botany, empire, religion, and collecting in early nineteenth-century north India, by Sujit Sivasundaram, of Gonville and Caius College.
30 October Transcultural botany: Japanese gardens in New Zealand, 1890-1950, by Jasper Heinzen, of Darwin College. NB: This seminar will start at 12.30 p.m.
6 November R. A. Fisher: a faith fit for eugenics, by Jim Moore, of the Open University.
13 November More like apes than angels: natural history and the political economy of David Hume and Adam Smith, by Margaret Schabas, of the University of British Columbia.
20 November Divine design arguments in the eighteenth century, by Niall O'Flaherty.
27 November Tropical invalids: climate and culture in nineteenth-century British natural history, by Salim Al-Gailani, of the Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research. A further series of informal lunch-time seminars will be held at 1.15 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Seminar Room, McDonald Institute Courtyard Building, Downing Site. The programme for the Michaelmas Term is as follows:

11 October Archaeology and language, take II, by Paul Heggarty.
25 October Sherd games: A Nile Valley perspective on how and why pottery changes, by Janine Bourriau.
8 November Ritual, space, and structure in prehistoric Malta: new views on old sites, by Caroline Malone.
22 November Illicit antiquities: ethics and values, by Neil Brodie.

Modern Greek. The following open lectures will be given at 5 p.m., on Thursdays, in Room 1.02 of the Faculty of Classics, Sidgwick Avenue. The complete programme for 2006-07 can be viewed at http://www.mml.cam.ac.uk/greek/news/mgls06-07.html. Copies may also be obtained from the Secretary, Department of Other Languages, Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages, Sidgwick Avenue (e-mail moderngreek@mml.cam.ac.uk).

19 October 'A faint sweetness in the never-ending afternoon': Cavafy and the Greek epigram, by Dr David Ricks, of King's College London.
2 November Peripheral Modernisms in Greece and Argentina: the cases of Borges, Cavafy, Kalokyris, and Kyriakidis, by Dr Eleni Kefala, of the University of St Andrews.
9 November Defining the Diaspora: the case of the Greeks, by Professor Richard Clogg, of St Antony's College, Oxford.

Centre for Modern Hebrew Studies. The following events will be held on Wednesdays at 5 p.m. in Room 8, Faculty of Oriental Studies, Sidgwick Avenue.

18 October Politics and poetics during the British mandate in Palestine: the case of Nathan Alterman, by Professor Harai Golomb, of Tel-Aviv University.
1 November The emergence of Hebrew surrealism, by Giulia Miller, of the Faculty of Oriental Studies.
15 November Literary representations of Israeli women in the military, by Dr Tsila Ratner, of University College London.

Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Unit. The following research seminars will take place on Tuesdays from 4.30 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Seminar Room G, 17 Mill Lane.

17 October Games of fortune and hierarchy in Mongolian contests of power, by Katie Swancutt, of the University of Oxford.
31 October Newspaper representations of Buryat culture in state and personal identification: the uses and abuses of Chinggis Khan, by Eleanor Peers, of the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences.
14 November The headless state in Inner Asia: reconsidering kinship society and the discourse of tribalism, by David Sneath, of the Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Unit.
28 November In what ways do hagiographic narratives create possibilities for Buddhist nuns?, by Jo Cook, of the Department of Social Anthropology.

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

18 October Redox regulation of cellular function by thioredoxin and glutaredoxin systems, by Professor Arne Holmgren of the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm. Host: Mike Murphy.
8 November Professor Linda Partridge of University College London. Hosts: Graduate Student Society.

Slavonic Studies. Russian public lecture series 2006-07. Lectures on the theme of Writing Russian lives: perspectives on the biographies of 'the Great' will take place on Thursdays at 5.30 p.m., in the Umney Theater, Robinson College.

Michaelmas Term

12 October Ivan the Terrible, by Maureen Perrie
26 October Peter the Great, by Lindsey Hughes
2 November Alexander I, by Dominic Lieven
23 November Catherine the Great, by Simon Dixon

Lent Term

1 February Lenin, by Chris Read
15 February Khrushchev, by Ian Thatcher
1 March Stalin, by Ron Suny
8 March Herzen, by Aileen Kelly

Social Anthropology. Senior Seminars will take place on Fridays at 5 p.m. in Seminar Room G2, Department of Social Anthropology, Free School Lane. The common room (G1 ground floor) will be available for tea from 4 p.m. onwards.

13 October Calculating compassion: accounting for some categorical practices in international development, by Professor Maia Green, of the University of Manchester.
20 October Turks, Jews, and Germans: blood-law, land-law, and citizenship practices in Germany, by Dr Ruth Mandel, of University College London.
27 October The burden of symbols: film and representation in India, by Professor Marcus Banks, of the University of Oxford.
3 November The hazards of hexis: towards a partial typology of largely inexplicable trivia, by Professor Roger Just, of the University of Kent.
10 November The informal economy and trade unionism in 21st century Bolivia: alternative visions of democracy and development, by Dr Sian Lazar, of the Department of Social Anthropology.
17 November What is going to happen next?: contemplating the future in rural North China, by Dr Charles Stafford, of the London School of Economics.
24 November Islam and the morality of freedom: medical ethics in Lebanon, by Dr Morgan Clarke, of the Department of Social Anthropology.

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Cambridge University Reporter 4 October 2006
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