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No 6217

Wednesday 9 March 2011

Vol cxli No 21

pp. 585–608

Events, courses, etc.

Annual Purchasing Exhibition: Notice

The Annual Purchasing Exhibition will take place on Wednesday, 30 March 2011, between 10 a.m. and 2.30 p.m. in the Large and Small Examination Halls, New Museums Site. The exhibition will be formally opened by Professor Steve Young, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Planning and Resources, at 10.30 a.m.

This event will feature University-preferred suppliers of both general and scientific products and services. The day offers visitors an invaluable opportunity to speak with supplier representatives and sample their products, as well as to attend a varied and topical seminar programme.

The event is open to all staff of the University, and entry will be by University card only. To be included in the prize draw, visitors will need to pre-register using the online form available at

For further information, please contact Heather Currie at the Central Purchasing Office (tel. 01223 332233, email

Ninth Annual Disability Lecture: Notice

This year’s Lecture, entitled Disability identity: disability pride, will be delivered by Dr Nicola Martin, the Director of Wellbeing and Disability Services at the London School of Economics and an Honorary Visiting Fellow at the University of Cambridge. The lecture will challenge the idea of disability as a problem and instead offer new ways of considering disability.

The event is organized jointly by the Disability Resource Centre, the Equality and Diversity section, and St John’s College, and will be held in the Palmerston Room, St John’s College, at 5.30 p.m. on 24 March 2011. The event is fully wheelchair-accessible and a BSL interpreter will be present. A drinks reception will follow the lecture. This is a free, non-ticketed event, however please pre-book by contacting CPPD (email, tel. 01223 (3)32343).

Announcement of lectures, seminars, etc.

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

Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Celtic. Professor Wendy Davies FBA, Professor Emerita, University College London, will deliver the annual H. M. Chadwick Memorial Lecture, entitled Water mills and cattle standards: probing the economic comparison between Ireland and Spain in the early middle ages, on Thursday, 17 March, at 5 p.m., in room G-R 06/07 of the English Faculty Building. The lecture will be followed by a wine reception. All are welcome.

Criminology. Should prisons be privatized? A panel debate on prison privatization, will be held at 6.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 16 March 2011, in LG19 at the Faculty of Law, 10 West Road. The panellists are Stephen Nathan (Editor, Prison Privatization Report International), Jamie Bennett (Prison Governor, HMP Morton Hall), Jerry Petherick (Managing Director, Offender Management, G4S Care and Justice Services), and Phil Wheatley (Former Director General of HM Prison Service and Chief Executive of the National Offender Management Service). The debate will be chaired by Dr Ben Crewe, Institute of Criminology. This presentation is jointly sponsored by the Howard League for Penal Reform and the Institute of Criminology. For more information, please contact Baillie Aaron (email

Music. The final two lectures in the Donald Wort Lecture Series, 2010–11, given by Professor Ingrid Monson, Quincy Jones Professor of African American Music, Harvard University, on the subject of ‘Aesthetics and the body’ will be held at 5 p.m. in the University Music School, 11 West Road. Admission is free.

14 MarchOn the sensory turn in musical inquiry

16 MarchRace and music in the twenty-first century

Spanish and Portuguese. The annual Norman MacColl Lecture will take place at 5 p.m. on Friday, 29 April, in the Latimer Room, Clare College. The Lecture, to be given by Professor Luis F. Bernabé Pons, University of Alicante, Spain, will be entitled Sólo Dios es vencedor: imágenes especulares de Granada y sus moriscos, and will be delivered in Spanish. All welcome. Please note that the accompanying symposium, Sites of power: the city of Granada as cultural icon, will take place from 1.45 p.m. on Friday, 29 April, until 12.30 p.m. on Saturday, 30 April, in the Latimer Room, Clare College. Those wishing to attend the symposium, or just the MacColl Lecture, must register by Thursday, 21 April. To access the online booking form, poster, programme, and abstracts, please visit

University Library. Sandars Lectures 2011. The Lectures, on the theme ‘From private hoard to public repository: archbishops John Whitgift and Richard Bancroft as founders of Lambeth Palace Library’, will be delivered by Professor James Carley, Distinguished Research Professor, York University, at 5 p.m. in the Morison Room, Cambridge University Library, as follows:

Monday, 28 March‘Matters of learning’: the inventory of archbishop John Whitgift’s books, 1588–1604

Tuesday, 29 March‘Compared accurately with books and volumes themselves’: the 1612 catalogue of archbishop Richard Bancroft’s Library

Thursday, 31 March‘All casualties unto which all things in this mortall life are subject’: the catalogues and surviving books