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No 6198

Wednesday 13 October 2010

Vol cxli No 2

pp. 49–64

Events, courses, etc.

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 and Biotechnology. All seminars take place on Wednesdays in Lecture Theatre 1 (LT1), New Museums Site. Tea and cakes are offered from 3.15 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. outside LT1. Seminars take place from 3.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m.

13 OctoberProbing the mechanical properties of surfaces, polymer layers, and cells with an atomic force microscope, by Professor Paul Luckham, Department of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College

20 OctoberPlastic processes for shaping particulates, by Professor Stuart Blackburn, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Birmingham

27 OctoberFischer–Tropsch synthesis over supported cobalt catalysts, by Professor Edd Blekkan, Department of Chemical Engineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology

10 NovemberA new method for production of Perspex, by Dr Ben Harris, Lucite Ltd

17 NovemberRevisiting soot oxidation, by Professor JoAnn Lighty, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Utah

24 NovemberFunction without structure: the role of intrinsically disordered proteins in stress tolerance, by Dr Alan Tunnacliffe, Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology

Criminology. Public seminars take place on Thursdays at 5.30 p.m. in Seminar Room B3 at the Institute of Criminology, Sidgwick Avenue.

21 OctoberUnderstanding legitimacy: a dialogic relationship within institutional normative order, by Professor Sir Anthony Bottoms, Emeritus Wolfson Professor of Criminology and Honorary Professor of Criminology at the University of Sheffield, and Dr Justice Tankebe, British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute of Criminology

28 OctoberFather and (incarcerated) son: forging family through intergenerational imprisonment, by Mark Halsey, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice, Law School, Flinders University, Australia

Gender Studies. Multi-disciplinary Gender Research Seminars, held at the Large Lecture Theatre, Department of Plant Sciences, Downing Street, from 12.30 p.m. to 1.30 p.m. All welcome.

Monday, 25 OctoberClassed and gendered: white middle class boys and girls fitting into the urban comprehensive, by Professor Diane Reay, Professor of Education

Public lectures

Monday, 18 OctoberGlory and agony: Isaac’s sacrifice and national narrative, by Dr Yael Feldman, Katsh Professor of Hebrew Culture, Affiliate Professor of Comparative Literature and Gender Studies, New York University. This lecture will be held in the Upper Hall, Jesus College, from 1 p.m. to 2.30 p.m.

Tuesday, 26 OctoberGlobal gametes: reproductive ‘tourism’ and Islamic bioethics in the high-tech Middle East, by Professor Marcia Inhorn, the Diane Middlebrook and Carl Djerassi Visiting Professor at the Centre for Gender Studies. This lecture will be held from 5.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. in the Riley Auditorium, Gillespie Centre, Memorial Court, Clare College, and will be chaired by Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, Vice-Chancellor. There will be a drinks reception from 6.30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Garden Room (at the Gillespie Centre).

‘In conversation with . . .’

Friday, 29 OctoberGeographies of regulation: policing prostitution in nineteenth-century Britain and the Empire, by Dr Phil Howell, Department of Geography. This event will be held in the Upper Hall, Jesus College, Cambridge, from 1 p.m. to 2.30 p.m., and will be chaired by Dr Jude Browne, Centre for Gender Studies.

Irish Studies. Seminars take place on Tuesdays at 8.45 p.m. in the Parlour, Magdalene College. Wine and whiskey will be served. All are welcome.

19 OctoberHuman encumbrances and colonial improvement: rethinking the great Irish famine, Dr David Nally (Cambridge)

9 NovemberWriting national histories: Ireland and Prussia, by Professor Thomas Bartlett (Aberdeen) and Professor Christopher Clark (Cambridge)

30 NovemberThe Gore-Booth girl and the count with the unspellable name: the Markieviczes and the Irish revival, by Dr Lauren Arrington (Liverpool)

The Cambridge Group for Irish Studies is also pleased to announce a special reading and talk by Professor Paul Muldoon (Howard G. B. Clark ’21 Professor at Princeton University), Muldoon on Muldoon, which will be hosted in association with Magdalene College, on 25 October, at 5 p.m., in the Cripps Auditorium, Magdalene College.

For further information, please contact the secretary of the group, David Clarke Shiels (email

Russian and East European Studies. There will be a Networking Party on 12 October from 5 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. in the Latimer Room, Clare College. All welcome! Please inform incoming graduate students about this event.

CamCREES Seminar Programme. All seminars start at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Latimer Room, Clare College. Tea and coffee are available from 4.45 p.m.

19 OctoberThe first Russian Oligarch: the extraordinary rise and catastrophic fall of Alexander Danilovich Menshikov, by Sir Tony Brenton (Former Ambassador of the UK in Moscow)

2 NovemberLiberalism, populism, and nationalism among the Ukrainian Greek Catholic clergy of Austrian Galicia: the case of Father Mykhailo Zubryts’kyi (1856–1919), by Frank Sysyn (Director of the Peter Jacyk Centre for Ukrainian Historical Research, Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, University of Alberta; Professor of History, University of Alberta)

16 NovemberStreet kids charity Mkurnali: a microcosm of the disappearing world of Caucasian traditional society, by Tamara Dragadze (Former Fellow, School of Slavonic and East European Studies, London)

30 NovemberCage in the USSR, by Bill Quillen (Clare College)

Sociology. All seminars take place on Tuesdays from 12.30 p.m. to 2 p.m. (unless otherwise specified) in the Seminar Room, PPSIS, Free School Lane. All are welcome.

Friday, 22 October, 5–7 p.m.Alternative economic cultures in a context of crisis, by Prof Manuel Castells

2 NovemberSacred frontiers: the reinvention of everyday life in Jerusalem’s Old City, by Dr Wendy Pullan (Department of Architecture)

16 NovemberAutonomy and dependence: the paradox of the believer as subject, by Daniele Hervieu-Leger (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris)

30 NovemberShock tactics: health inside out, by Dr Simon Cohn (Cambridge General Practice and Primary Care Research Unit)

Theoretical Geophysics. The series of seminars on Theoretical Geophysics will continue this term at 2.05 p.m. on Thursdays in CMS (Centre for Mathematical Sciences) MR13. A varied, informal luncheon will be supplied in the Common Room of Pavilion H before each seminar at a cost of £3 per head, commencing at 1.05 p.m.

28 OctoberDecadal climate variability over the past 100 years, by Peter Baines (Bristol/Melbourne)

4 NovemberMissing mixing in the ocean mixed layer, by Stephen Belcher (Reading)

11 NovemberClimate science informing policy, by Emily Shuckburgh (British Antarctic Survey)

18 NovemberDrumlins, by Andrew Fowler (Oxford)

25 NovemberIce cores and climate: how long is an interglacial?, by Eric Wolff (British Antarctic Survey)