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No 6179

Wednesday 17 February 2010

Vol cxl No 20

pp. 545–600

Societies, etc.

Antiquarian Society

The Annual General Meeting will be held on Monday, 1 March, at 5.45 p.m., in the Law Faculty Building, West Road. At 6 p.m. Ben Robinson will speak on Revealing Peterborough: new explorations in an ancient cathedral city. Members may bring guests and junior members of the University are welcome at all meetings.

Centre for Modern Hebrew Studies

Ziva Ben-Porat, Professor of Poetics and Comparative Literature, Tel Aviv University, will talk on Dinosaur or lion? ‘Golden Age’ Hebrew poetry in Spain and Modern Hebrew poetry on the following dates:

23 February, 5 p.m.

Explicated intertextuality: Amichai and Hanagid

24 February, 5 p.m.

Echoes or allusions? Naomi Shemer and Yehudah Halevi

26 February, 4 p.m.

Cultural politics: Amnon Shamush, Yehudah Halevi, and the cultural debate

All lectures will be in either Room 7, 8, or 9 in the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Sidgwick Avenue. All are welcome.

Philosophical Society

On Monday, 22 February 2010, at 5.30 p.m., in the Bristol-Myers Squibb Lecture Theatre, Department of Chemistry, Lensfield Road, Professor Sir Dillwyn Williams, Strangeways Laboratory, will deliver a lecture entitled The consequences of Chernobyl, from human health to genetic mechanisms. All who are interested are invited.

At a meeting held on 8 February 2010 in the Bristol-Myers Squibb Lecture Theatre, Department of Chemistry, Lensfield Road, Professor A. G. Smith, President, was in the Chair.

Dr Jim McElwaine, Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics delivered a lecture entitled The dynamics of avalanches. A vote of thanks was moved by Professor J. M. E. Hyland.

ADC Theatre

Rubbish Productions with Ensemble BPM presents a video opera by Steve Reich and Beryl Korot, Three Tales. Performances will take place at 11 p.m. to midnight on Wednesday 17 to Saturday 20 February 2010.

Three Tales is a documentary digital video opera that recalls three events from the twentieth century: the crash of the Hindenburg Zeppelin, the nuclear bomb testings at Bikini Atoll, and the cloning of Dolly the Sheep. To learn more please visit the website:

Pre-performance talks will be given at 10.15 p.m. on Thursday, 18 February (Professor Robert Bud), Friday, 19 February (Dr Nick Williams), and Saturday, 20 February (James Lark).

Tickets are £4 to £6. Free online booking is available at, or telephone the Box Office on 01223 300085.