Prof. Hans van den Ven, Professor of Modern Chinese History in the Faculty of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies, is the guest speaker at this week's Humanities Society seminar, with a talk on 'Revolution, Bond Markets, and the Chinese Maritime Customs Service'. Tuesday 14 February, 5.45 for 6.00pm, Gatsby Room (Chancellor's Centre). All welcome!
Archive of frontpage stories, to be harvested for College magazine.
Dr David L. Gosling, Life Member and former Spalding Fellow of Clare Hall, will present this week's Lunchtime's Seminar on the subject of 'Close Encounters with Pakistan's Taliban'. Wednesday 8 February, 1-2pm, Combination Room.
Pianist Andrew Goldman will give this week's Wolfson Music Society Lunchtime Recital on Saturday 11 February at 1.30pm in the Lee Hall. Andrew, who is studying for a PhD in Musicology at Wolfson, is a finalist in the CUMS Concerto Competition, competing for the opportunity to perform a concerto with one of the University orchestras in 2012-13. Entrance to Saturday's recital is free; there will be a retiring collection for the Wolfson Choir Tour to Greece in July. All welcome!
Dr Christine Corton is the guest speaker at today's Lunchtime Seminar (Wednesay 1 February), with a talk entitled 'From Fog to Smog: A Literary Journey' at 1.00pm in the Combination Room. Please bring your lunch; tea & coffee provided.
Abstract: "London fog has been viewed as a nuisance since Tudor times, but it was the Victorian era that began to view it as a feature so characteristic of London life that it could provide both writers and artists with great metaphorical opportunities.
Professor Christopher Hill, of Sidney Sussex College, and Sir Patrick Sheehy Professor of International Relations in the Department of Politics and International Relations, will be the guest speaker at the first Humanities Society seminar of the Lent Term.