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No 6187

Thursday 6 May 2010

Vol cxl No 28

pp. 789–812

Events, courses, etc.

Kettle’s Yard: Exhibition and events

This spring Kettle’s Yard brings together the largest group of paintings by the American painter Agnes Martin (1912–2004) to be seen in the UK for over fifteen years. Born in Canada, Agnes Martin lived most of her life in the United States and became one of the foremost American artists of her generation. At the centre of this exhibition are ten canvases made between 1991 and 2002 when she lived in the New Mexico desert.

The exhibition runs from 15 May until 11 July 2010. A screening of Agnes Martin’s film Gabriel (1976) will take place on 13 June, at 6.30 p.m. A symposium exploring the work of Agnes Martin will be held on 14 June 2010, from 2 to 6 p.m., followed by a reception and late view of the exhibition at Kettle’s Yard.

For full information on all events, please visit the Kettle’s Yard website ( The gallery is open Tuesday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays from 1.30 until 4.30 p.m.

Announcement of lectures, seminars, etc.

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

Criminology. Professor Stephen J. Woods, Clinical Forensic Psychologist, will give a public seminar entitled Psychopathy: personality disorder or different species, on Thursday, 13 May 2010, at 5.30 p.m., in Seminar Room B3, Institute of Criminology, Sidgwick Avenue.

Mathematics. Further to the Notice of 21 April 2010 (Reporter, p. 722), the Rouse Ball Lecture title has been changed to The geometry of minimal surfaces. The new abstract is available at

Dirac Lecture 2010. Professor Leo P. Kadanoff (University of Chicago and the Perimeter Institute) will give the Dirac Lecture for 2010 on Tuesday, 11 May, at 2.45 p.m., in MR2, Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Wilberforce Road. The title of the lecture will be Phase transitions: scaling, universality and renormalization. The abstract can be found at All interested parties are invited to attend.

Isaac Newton Institute. Professor Yakov Sinai (Princeton University) will give a seminar at the Isaac Newton Institute, Clarkson Road, on Monday, 24 May, at 5.30 p.m., on Renormalization Group Method in fluid dynamics. The seminar will be followed by an informal reception at 6.30 p.m. To receive regular details of the Rothschild Visiting Professor Seminars by email, please send the message ‘subscribe monday-seminars’ to