Lectures

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MEDICAL SCIENCES

The role of fatty acids in dyslexia, ADHD, dyspraxia, and the autistic spectrum

This one-day conference, for parents, teachers, health professionals, and others interested in the subject, will be held on Saturday, 22 September, in Oxford. The speakers will be Dr Alex Richardson, Dr Madeleine Portwood, and Professor John Stein.

Those wishing to attend are asked to contact Clarice Davies (telephone: Oxford (2)71042, e-mail: drt_oxford@hotmail.com).

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WELLCOME UNIT FOR THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE

Science, technology, and medicine

The following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Mondays in the Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 47 Banbury Road. All are welcome to attend.

V. QUIRKE
8 Oct.: `Expert networks: clinical researchers and pharmaceutical innovation in twentieth-century Britain.'

D. NICHOLSON, Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, University of Glasgow
29 Oct.: `The development of obstetric ultrasound in the Western Isles of Scotland.'

I. MORUS, Queen's, Belfast
12 Nov.: `Out on the fringe: defining a place for Victorian medical electricity.'

R. HARRINGTON, York
19 Nov.: `Anatomising the accident: railway spine revisited.'

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TRINITY COLLEGE

Chatham Lecture

In anticipation of its 450th anniversary in 2005, Trinity College has inaugurated a series of lectures on future aspects of public affairs. The series is named after the Earl of Chatham, one of the college's most celebrated graduates.

PROFESSOR SIR JOHN SULSTON, the Sanger Centre, will deliver the fourth Chatham Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 19 October, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

Subject: `The common thread—society and the human genome.'

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