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Thu 27 Nov

University-School partnerships for quality initial teacher education: Are pre-service teachers’ mentoring needs met?

Dr Rovincer Najjuma, CAPREX fellow from Makere University , Uganda

In this presentation, I describe the theoretical underpinnings of mentoring in teacher education (Kram 1985; Ganser 1996, 2002; Hudson &Hudson 2011; Mullen 2012), an area of teacher development research that is central in understanding and strengthening University–school partnerships for mentoring.

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Thu 27 Nov

Languages of Politics in Africa’s Global Twentieth Century: African Socialism, Ujamaa, and the Arusha Declaration

World History Seminar 5pm

Dr Emma Hunter (Director of the MPhil in African Studies)

5 pm - Latimer Room, Old Court, Clare College:

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Mon 1 Dec

Transition and Justice in Africa: A Panel Discussion

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Gerhard Anders (University of Edinburgh, co-chair) Olaf Zenker (Free University Berlin, co-chair) Steffen Jensen (Danish Institute against Torture) Nigel Eltringham (University of Sussex) Jens Meierhenrich (London School of Economics, discussant)

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Mon 1 Dec

Diasporic Romance; Marriage, Consumerism and Ghanaian Experiences in Botswana

Rijk van Dijk, ASC Leiden, AISSR Amsterdam, Centre of Excellence University of Konstanz

Building on the current scholarly interest in romantic migration and romantic diasporas, this paper starts by exploring forms of mobility but does not take the movement of people as the paradigmatic point of departure. Instead, it highlights the travelling of ideas, models and objects, especially the way these are informed...

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Mon 1 Dec

Shaping language policy and practice in South Africa : the next twenty years

Professor Robert Balfour, North-West University

As provisions made in the founding Constitution (1996), concerning access to home language education continue to be contested in South Africa, this paper sketches some of the new challenges on the horizon in light of research concerning multilingualism in education.

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Thu 4 Dec

The African Institute of Mathematical Sciences (AIMS): Next Einstein Initiative (King's/Cambridge-Africa Seminar)

Irene Tamajong (Director, AIMS Next Einstein Initiative, UK)

The *African Institute for Mathematical Sciences – Next Einstein Initiative (AIMS-NEI)* is a pan-African network of centres of excellence for postgraduate training, research and outreach in mathematical sciences. The AIMS-NEI vision is to lead the transformation of Africa through innovative scientific training, technical advances and breakthrough discoveries which benefit the...

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Sat 6 Dec

Cambridge International Development Conference 2014:

Final programme to be confirmed. See the website and social media for updates: http://www.camidc.org.uk/

We are thrilled to announce the 2014 Cambridge International Development Conference, in collaboration with Cambridge Hub. The theme of the conference is ‘From Diversity to Sustainable Development’, with keynote speaker Ann Cotton of CamFed. We’re looking forward to an exciting day of discussion, exploring the diversity of people, goals, and...

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Wed 10 Dec

Succulents in South Africa

David Porter

South Africa is home to many of the 'other succulents' (i.e. non-cacti) which we grow.

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Thu 11 Dec

The Humanitarian Centre Christmas Social 2014

Speaker to be confirmed

*Join us for our Christmas Social!* *_A Night of Networking, Story Sharing and Festive Fun!_* *Hughes Hall, Pavilion Room | 6.30pm - 9.30pm | Thursday 11th December 2014* Everyone is welcome at this mixer and networking event - old friends, Humanitarian Centre members, supporters, anyone interested in international development.

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Fri 12 Dec

Using metagenomics to identify emerging viral pathogens, and RNA silencing to combat them

Luke Braidwood, Baulcombe Lab

Maize lethal necrosis (MLN) is a synergistic viral maize disease. It has recently spread to South-East Asia and East Africa, where it represents a serious threat to a major food crop. The infection is produced by the interaction of Maize chlorotic mottle virus (MCMV) and maize-infecting Potyviridae viruses.

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Thu 15 Jan

Challenges in studying the immunobiology of human schistosomiais

Shona Wilson, University of Cambridge

Abstract not available

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Thu 22 Jan

Chronic Diseases and Africa (exact title to be confirmed)

Dr Manjinder Sandhu: Head of the International Health Research Group and the Institute of Public Health, University of Cambridge, and Head of the Genetic Epidemiology Group at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

The *African Partnership for Chronic Disease Research (APCDR)* was established in 2010 and currently spans six countries across sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Through a coordinated research network, APCDR facilitates collaborative and multidisciplinary population research into non-communicable diseases (NCDs), including diabetes, heart disease and hypertension.

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Wed 28 Jan

The political economy of bovine tuberculosis

Richard Bennett, Professor of Agricultural Economics, Director of Research and Enterprise, School of Agriculture, Policy and Development, University of Reading

The talk charts the evolution of bTB policy in the UK and the institutional arrangements and stakeholders involved. It also considers the contribution of economics and social science research to the bTB policy debate

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Thu 29 Jan

Carbon Conflicts: New Imaginaries and Political Economies in African Forest Landscapes

Professor Melissa Leach, Institute of Development Studies

Global climate change concerns have stimulated a wave of forest carbon projects and offsetting schemes across the world, many in Africa. These are exemplars of the contemporary neo-liberalisation of nature, but also shaped by the peculiar, globalised discourses and practices that construct carbon as a tradeable commodity.

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Thu 29 Jan

Virulence: visualising the African body as a vector of epidemics

Exhibition Launch

  • 29 January 2015, 17:00 - 18:30
  • SG1 and Atrium, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, CB3 9DT
  • Conveners:Dr Christos Lynteris & Dr Branwyn Poleykett
  • Organised by: CENTRE FOR RESEARCH IN THE ARTS, SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES

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Wed 4 Feb

From disease ecology to disease control: is elimination of rabies possible

Dr Katie Hampson, University of Glasgow, Institute of Biodiveristy Animal Health and Comparative medicine

The public health benefits and feasibility of canine rabies elimination through mass dog vaccination have been established. However the reality is that in most developing countries rabies is endemic. Bites by rabid dogs kill thousands of people every year and the delivery of life-saving post-exposure vaccines costs millions of dollars.

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Tue 10 Feb

Capacity Building in Chemistry in Africa

Dr Steven Lancaster: Founder and Managing Director of the Foundation for Analytical Science & Technology in Africa - FASTA

Dr Lancaster is a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC: http://www.rsc.org/)'s Analytical Division Council, which is working to foster the growth of analytical chemistry into the future. He is the Analytical Science Team Leader at Domino Printing Sciences in Cambridge, and previously worked at the RSC, British Petroleum,...

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Thu 5 Mar

Nutrition in Africa (exact title to be confirmed)

Professor Andrew Prentice: Head of the MRC International Nutrition Research Group at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine - LSHTM; Scientific Director of the MRC Keneba fieldstation and of the Nutrition Programme for MRC Laboratories in The

Professor Prentice's current research focuses on early life programming of immune function, nutrient-gene interactions (especially in relation to iron and infectious diseases), reproductive nutrition, and consequences of the nutrition transition in developing countries. He has a special interest in hepcidin, iron and infection.

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Thu 16 Apr

Print Media in the Colonial World

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Across the colonial world, the nineteenth and twentieth centuries saw a flourishing of newspapers and periodicals – some fleeting newssheets, others enduring forums of discussion, some published by the colonial state, others by enterprising editors and entrepreneurs.

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Thu 30 Apr

‘Scifest Africa’ - South Africa’s National Science Festival

Stephen Ashworth: Head of Natural Sciences at the University of East Anglia, UK, and Member of the Advisory Committee of Scifest Africa

*Scifest Africa* was established in 1996 to promote the public awareness, understanding and appreciation of science, technology, engineering, mathematics and innovation. The project consists of two components, namely the National Science Festival held in Grahamstown, Eastern Cape in March every year, as well as regional and national outreach programmes implemented...

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Fri 15 May

African Heritage Challenges: Development and Sustainability

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This conference is the 16th Annual Reserach Seminar by the Cambridge Heritage Research Group. Heritage in Africa is increasingly employed as a vehicle for development. The desire to make heritage pay is palpable. Can one really put the onus on Africa’s past to not only be self-sustaining but also to...

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