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King's College provides support for conferences, linked seminars and workshops of particular interest to the Fellowship. Applications for support should be directed to the Research Committee.

Michaelmas Term 2013
Tuesday
15 October
4.30pm
Cambridge Networks Network seminar
Mason Porter (Oxford University)
Keynes Hall
Tuesday
22 October
6pm
King's/Cambridge-Africa Seminar
'A pain in the neck; meningococcal meningitis in Africa'
Professor Sir Brian Greenwood CBE, FRS (Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, LSHTM and a King's alumnus)
Beves Room
Tuesday
29 October
8.30pm
Biologists' Seminar
'Life is Good, or Memory Makes it So: The Neurobiology of Motivated Forgetting'
Michael Anderson (The Memory Control Lab, University of Cambridge)
Beves Room
Tuesday
12 November
4.30pm
Cambridge Networks Network seminar
Renaud Lambiotte (University of Namur, Belgium)
Keynes Hall
Thursday
21 November
6pm
King's/Cambridge-Africa Seminar
'Africa's digital communications revolution: Valuing new voices in African public spheres'
Dr Sharath Srinivasan (Director, Centre of Governance and Human Rights, Cambridge and King's)
Beves Room
Wednesday
27 November
8.30pm
Biologists' Seminar
'The Compatibility Gene'
Dan Davis (University of Manchester)
Beves Room
28-29 November'Medawar and the Immunological paradox of pregnancy – 60 years on'
Organisers: Dr Francesco Colucci, Prof Ashley Moffett, Prof John Trowsdale
See the videos of the talks and the conference poster.
Sponsored by the Centre for Trophoblast Research (CTR)
Tuesday
3 December
4.30pm
Cambridge Networks Network seminar
Filippo Simini (Bristol University)
Keynes Hall
Tuesday
3 December
6pm
King's/Cambridge-Africa Seminar
'Fifty Years of Family Change in Ghana (West Africa)'
Professor Christine Oppong (Adjunct Professor of Applied Anthropology, University of Ghana, Legon; Senior Member Wolfson College)
Beves Room

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Lent Term 2014
Speakers' profiles for the Biologists' Seminar (Lent Term)
Wednesday
15 January
6pm
Junior Research Fellow presentations
Four new Junior Research Fellows present their work:
6pm: Valentina Migliori. Epigenetic: Same But Different. How chemical changes caused by our environment can alter gene expression without altering DNA structure.
6.20: Aleksander Stevic. Dickens and the Legacy of Moral Sentimentalism
6.40: John Ottem. Some gems from algebraic geometry
7.00: Hanna Weibye. National character + patriotism = Volkstum: the intellectual origins of early German nationalism
Audit Room
Thursday
23 January
8.30pm
Science in Higher Education and Development in Africa
Professor Alec Boksenberg CBE FRS (Churchill College, Cambridge; Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge)
Talk details
Wine Room
Friday
31 January
Graduate Seminar
Fieldwork for Makers: Ethnography, Design Thinking and Innovations in Kenya's Vaccine Supply Chain
Isaac Holeman (Judge Business School)
Wine Room
Tuesday
4 February
8.30pm
Biologists' Seminar
Richard Holmes
Beves Room
Thursday
6 February
6pm
Doing Business in Africa
Lanre Akinola (Editor of 'This Is Africa' (a Financial Times Ltd publication that gives a global perspective on the policy and business environment across the African continent, as well as Africa's strategic relationships with other world regions).
Talk details
Wine Room
Friday
7 February
6pm
Mathematics and Physics Colloquium
The Quantum Origin of Structure in the Universe
Dr Daniel Baumann
Talk poster
Audit Room
Friday
7 February
Graduate Seminar
The Global Distribution and Prevalence of Canine Transmissible Venereal Tumour
Andrea Strakova (Veterinary Science)
Wine Room
Friday
14 February
Graduate Seminar
A World of Patterns: Physics and Philosphy in the Poetry of T.S. Eliot
Maddie Geddes-Barton (English)
Wine Room
Thursday
20 February
6pm
In Africa: Fossil hunting for human ancestors
Dr Marta Mirazon Lahr (Director of the Duckworth Laboratory) & Professor Robert Foley (Director of the Leverhulme Centre for Human Evolutionary Studies)
Talk details
Wine Room
Friday
21 February
Graduate Seminar
Women in the Dark: Shedding Light on James Ellroy’s Most Mysterious Characters
Ann-Lys Bourgognon (English)
Wine Room
Tuesday
25 February
8.30pm
Biologists' Seminar
Patricia Fara (Clare College, Cambridge)
Wine Room
Thursday
26 February
2pm
Visiting African Fellows' Research Showcase
Event details.
Pavillion Room, Hughes Hall, Cambridge
Friday
28 February
Graduate Seminar
Public Love: Relationships Among People Who Beg in East London
Johannes Lenhard (Social Anthropology)
Beves Room
Tuesday
4 March
8.30pm
Biologists' Seminar
The pinnacle of evolution
Alice Roberts (University of Birmingham)
Wine Room
Thursday
6 March
6pm
Mathematics-Physics Colloquium
Do you know how ignorant you are?
Prof David Spiegelhalter FRS
In this talk, Prof Spiegelhalter from the Statistical Laboratory in the Centre for Mathematical Sciences will present how to use scoring rules to assess predictive and epistemic uncertainty.
Talk poster
Audit Room
Friday
7 March
Graduate Seminar
The Political Economy of Reducing Emissions: Jurisdictional REDD+ and California's Global Warming Solutions Act
Libby Blanchard (Geography)
Wine Room
Wednesday
12 March
2014 UK NK workshop
Organised by Professor Ashley Moffett (King's), Dr Francesco Colucci (King's) and Professor John Trowsdale (Trinity Hall)
Keynes Lecture Theatre, Chetwynd Room
Friday
14 March
Graduate Seminar
Werner Herzog and Ecstatic Truth
Chris Townsend (English)
Wine Room

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Easter Term 2014
10 - 12 AprilMedieval Francophone Literary Culture outside France
Funded by the AHRC and the Research Committee.
See the conference website.
Audit Room
6 May
6pm
Microbiology and bugs in sub-Saharan Africa: elephant in the room?
Dr Sam Kariuki (Director of the Centre for Microbiology Research at the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI); International Fellow at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute)
Talk details
Wine Room
9 - 10 MayMacroeconomic Stabilization and Economic Recovery after the Financial Crisis
Speakers: Mark Aguiar (Princeton), Emmanuel Farhi (Harvard and CEPR), Ricardo Reis (Columbia and CEPR) and Jaume Ventura (CREI and CEPR).
For details see the INET website.
12 - 13 MayThe Review of Economic Studies
Seven of the most promising graduating doctoral students in economics and finance in the world are selected to present their research.
For details see the INET website.
14 - 15 MayWorkshop in Microeconomic Theory
Cambridge is pleased to host some of the leading scholars in microeconomic theory.
Speakers: Dilip Abreu (Princeton), Martin Cripps (UCL), Johannes Hörner (Yale), Philippe Jehiel (UCL), Ludovic Renou (Essex), Arthur Robson (Simon Fraser University), Ariel Rubinstein (NYU and Tel Aviv), Hamid Sabourian (CU), Yuliy Sannikov (Princeton), Ilya Segal (Stanford), Joe Sobel (UCSD) and Peyton Young (Oxford).
For details see the INET website.

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