12 Jan 1970, U Birmingham: Spring term

12 Jan 1970, “Spring Term” beginnt

18 Jan 1970, Modern Greek lesson, taught by a Cypriot fellow student

27 Jan 1970, Film: 7 Days to remember (CSSR Invasion)

28 Jan 1970, Film: One fourth of humanity (Red China)

4 Feb 1970, Lickey Hills

18 Feb 1970, Selly-Oak-Hospital: Geriatrics

18 Feb 1970, 7-15 p.m.: Union, Birmingham University: “Birmingham University Guild Opera Group in association with Festival presents Der Freischütz (The devil’s bullets) – A romantic opera by Weber, performed in English. Booklet: “A romantic, spectacular,and supernatural melodrama”

19 Feb 1970, 8 p.m.: University House, Samual Beckett: (i) Endgame [with Hamm, Clov, Nagg, and Nell]; (ii) Krapp’s Last Tape

1 Mar 1970, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery (since 1885); Departments:

  • Art (incl. Claude L.)
  • Archaeology
  • Natural History
  • in a separate building, in Newhall St.: Museum of Science & Industry, incl. an orchestrion organ, built in 1879, >300 pipes, ~40 punched paper rolls containing programs

3 Mar 1970, Aston Hall, a Jacobean house (1618-1635), www.birminghammuseums.org.uk/aston; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aston_Hall; Buslinie “Inner circle”; Blakesley Hall, a Tudor house (1590), Blakesley Road, Birmingham, B25 8RN, www.birminghammuseums.org.uk/blakesley/highlights; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blakesley_Hall; Buslinie “Outer circle”

4 Mar 1970, Barber Institute of Fine Arts

11 Mar 1970; Metchley Roman Fort („nicht viel übrig“); Konzert in der “Great Hall”, Birmingham University: Mozart und Bruckner

17 Mar 1970, Cathedral; Art Gallery

21 Mar 1970, “Spring Term” endet

25 Mar 1970, Rückreise via London und Harwich

26 Mar 1970, Bremerhaven

Zweiter Bericht an die Studienstiftung, „5/7/70“: „[…] After finishing the Introductory Clinical Course, most time was spent on hospital wards in taking medical histories, examining patients, attending ward rounds and clinical meetings. Many [of my] hours of studies and much effort were devoted to Electronic Data Processing applications to medicine. The hospital computer provided a unique facility for practising. I wrote another series of FORTRAN programs, the last of which dealt with what is called “automatic” or “computer-aided” diagnosis: the “Bayesian theoreme” allows to make a probability statement of a particular patient’s diagnosis provided that the presence or absence of symptoms and signs and of the frequency of symptoms in special diseases and of the incidence of diseases in the population are known […] it would take a very long time to collect valid data […] I hope to deal with this fascinating topic “computers in medicine” in some way or other in the future. After complaining of Birmingham’s cultural poverty in my first report, I soon realized that I had not been right altogether, and I shall not easily forget the numerous pleasant hours I spent in the Municipal Art Gallery, the Barber Institute of Fine Arts, the Museum of Science and Industry, Aston Hall etc. […] nor the public and university theatre performances and concerts […] hard for me to turn my back to the country where I had spent the most interesting and stimulating terms of my studies so far.”