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No 6209

Wednesday 12 January 2011

Vol cxli No 13

pp. 365–408

Events, courses, etc.

Equality and Diversity: Notice

Holocaust Memorial Day Lecture. This lecture will be given at 5.30 p.m. on 24 January in the Chadwick Room, Selwyn College, by Professor Michael Berkowitz, Department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies at University College London, and is entitled Picturing ‘Jews in the News’ 1933–1948: Questions of criminality, respect and honour. The lecture is hosted by the Black and Minority Ethnic Staff Network, with a welcome by the University’s Race Equality Champion, Pro-Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian White, and will be followed by a drinks reception. All are welcome. To book a place, visit Further information is available at

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History Month. Sir Ian McKellen, award-winning actor and activist, will speak at the Cambridge Union on 31 January. Spaces are limited and booking in advance is essential. Email to apply for a place.

Fitzwilliam Museum: Events

For complete details of all Fitzwilliam Museum events, including exhibitions, lunch-time talks and concerts, evening lectures, workshops, and family events, please visit the Museum’s website (

The Fitzwilliam Museum, Trumpington Street, is open Tuesday to Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Sundays from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free. For further information, telephone 01223 332900, email, or see the website (


Re-opening 1 February

Gallery 1

New displays of late 19th and early 20th-century European paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts

Until 1 April


English silver drinking vessels from the Gray Collection

Until 3 April

Glaisher Gallery

Inflation, war, and global financial crisis

Until 8 May

Shiba Gallery

Afterlife: recent prints by Jake and Dinos Chapman, Paul Coldwell, Mat Collishaw, Jane Dixon, Paul Morrison, Hughie O’Donoghue, and Marc Quinn

22 February – 29 August

Charrington Print Room

Italian etchings

The draughtsman’s print

8 March – 12 June

Mellon Gallery

Italian drawings: highlights from the Collection

Kettle’s Yard: Exhibition

An exhibition, entitled Mischief: sculptures and drawings by Lucia Nogueira, will run from 15 January until 13 March at Kettle’s Yard, Castle Street.

More information about the exhibition is available at The gallery is open Tuesday to Sunday, from 11.30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and admission is free.

Open classes in Modern Hebrew: Notice

Open classes for the foundation course in Modern Hebrew will continue on 24 January. Classes are held on Mondays from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. in Room 214 at the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Sidgwick Avenue. All are welcome.

Enquiries should be directed to Mrs Williams (tel. 01223 335134, email

Announcement of lectures, seminars, etc.

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

Divinity. The Stanton Lectures 2011, entitled Philosophy: a theological critique, will be given by Professor John Milbank, of the University of Nottingham, at 5 p.m. in the Runcie Room of the Faculty of Divinity, West Road, on the following dates. All welcome.

19 JanuaryThe return of metaphysics in the 21st century

26 JanuaryImmanence and life

2 FebruaryImmanence and number

9 FebruaryTranscendence without participation

16 FebruaryParticipated transcendence reconceived

23 FebruaryThe habit of reason

2 MarchThe realism of feeling

9 MarchThe surprise of the imagined

Education. The following public seminars will be held by the PLACE academic group, on Wednesdays from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in room GS5 at the Faculty of Education, 184 Hills Road (unless otherwise stated). More information can be found at the website ( or PLACE

Monday, 24 January

(5 p.m. to 6.30 p.m., in room GS4)

Comparing language learning and proficiency across Europe, by Karen Ashton, Project Manager, European Survey on Language Competences, Cambridge ESOL, Cambridge Assessment

26 January

My place: exploring children’s place-related identities through reading and writing, by Gabrielle Cliff Hodges, Pam Pointon, and Emma Charlton

9 February

Learning to read in a complex world, by Margaret Mackey, Professor of Education and Librarianship, University of Alberta

16 February

(12.15 p.m. to 1.45 p.m.)

Agency in adolescence: young people constructing their own adolescence (Joint PLACE and EED Research Seminar), by Professor John Coleman, University of Oxford

16 February

The fairy-tales of science: facts and fancy in Victorian children’s literature, by Melenie Keene, Fellow of Homerton College

23 February

The mirror staged: pictures of babies in baby books, by Perry Nodelman, Professor Emeritus, University of Winnipeg

Centre for Family Research. The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays in Room 606, Centre for Family Research, Faculty of Politics, Psychology, Sociology, and International Studies, Free School Lane.

1 February

Lessons from the sea squirt: why movement difficulties are common in neurodevelopmental disorders, by Dr Elizabeth Hill, Department of Psychology, Goldsmiths, University of London

15 February

Dr Essi Viding, Developmental Risk and Resilience Unit, University College London (seminar title to be announced)

1 March

Childbearing in the 21st century, by Dr Jackie Boivin, Department of Psychology, University of Cardiff

Land Economy. Seminars from the Lent 2011 Departmental Seminar Series will be presented on Wednesdays from 4 to 5 p.m. in Mill Lane Room 4. Contact for further information.

19 January

Testing tacit collusion in the Chilean housing market, by Professor Miguel Vargas, Universidad Diego Portales

26 January

On the relative strength of industrial linkages and spillovers in plant location: evidence for British inward FDI, 1985–2007, by Professor Colin Wren, Newcastle University

2 February

Economic policy in asset and deflation cycles, by Professor Elias Karakitsos, Director, Guildhall Asset Management, Ltd

9 February

Is German wage policy destroying the Euro? by Professor Engelbert Stockhammer, Vienna University of Economics

16 February

Beyond money: willingness to pay for GHG emissions reduction, by Professor Timo Goeschl, University of Heidelberg

23 February

Crisis in Europe and policy alternatives, by Dr Ozlem Onaran, Middlesex University

2 March

The Edinburgh Concordat: promising positive planning? by Dr Deborah Peel, University of Ulster

9 March

Land matters: towards a land use strategy in Scotland, by Professor Greg Lloyd, University of Ulster

16 March

Celebrity, environment, and development, by Dr Dan Brockington, University of Manchester

Slade Lectures. The Slade Lectures for 2010–11 will be given by Professor Barry Bergdoll of Columbia University’s Department of Art History and Archaeology, currently the Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. The series title is Out of site, in plain view: the modernity of the architecture exhibition since 1750. The lectures will take place on Mondays at 5 p.m. in Room A, The Arts School, Bene’t Street. Entry is free and all are welcome.

24 January

Framed and hung: architecture and the public from the academies to the French Revolution

31 January

In and out of time: curating architecture’s history, 1789 to 1889

7 February

Not at home: nation and empire from the World’s Fairs to the Open Air Museum, 1851 to 1936

14 February

Better futures, visible networks: the exhibition as a site of housing and urban reform and the invention of the avant garde, 1890–1932

21 February

Conflicting visions: exhibitions as cultural and political discourse from the international style to the Kitchen Debates, 1932 to 1959

28 February

Good neighbours: the Museum of Modern Art and Latin America, 1933–1955

7 March

Circulating images: architectural display between commerce and persuasion, 1945–1989

14 March

Architecture and the rise of the event economy: from post-modernism to starchitecture, 1981 to 2011

Sociology. The following seminars will be given on Tuesdays from 12.30 p.m. to 2 p.m. in the Seminar Room, PPSIS, Free School Lane. All welcome.

25 January

The sociology of resentment: the American Tea Party Movement, by Professor Bryan Turner, University of Western Sydney

1 February

The nature of empathy, by Professor Simon Baron-Cohen, Department of Psychiatry

15 February

The rise of existentialism: a case study in the sociology of intellectual life, by Dr Patrick Baert, Department of Sociology

1 March

Erotic capital, by Dr Catherine Hakim, London School of Economics

15 March

The Dreyfus affair: the orthodoxy revisited, by Dr Ruth Harris, New College, Oxford

CRASSH Conference Support Competition 2011–12

Application deadline: Monday, 28 February 2011. Open to College and University academic staff and graduate students of the University of Cambridge only.

CRASSH is looking to support genuinely interdisciplinary conferences convened or co-convened by Cambridge researchers. As funds are limited (it is estimated that CRASSH will be able to support around 20 conferences in this competition), the emphasis is on using CRASSH resources to enhance their academic dimension. Conference organizers are encouraged to make ample provision for discussion and for the participation of graduate students. Those wishing CRASSH to support meetings and workshops related to funded projects may also apply for administrative support, stating clearly the funds already available.

Selection will be made on the basis of the following:

the contribution of the conference to interdisciplinary, strategic, innovative areas of research

evidence of how CRASSH support will add value

a coherent programme (aspirational or confirmed)

a viable budget with information about other possible sources of funding

availability of preferred conference dates.

For more information, please see