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JULY 7-11 INTERNATIONAL MATHEMATICA SYMPOSIUM

This conference for users of Mathematica software in research, education, industry and commerce, is held every two years and is returning to England (Imperial College London) for the first time since 1995. Speakers include Stephen Wolfram, creator of Mathematica; John Nash of A Beautiful Mind fame, Nobel laureate and pioneer of non-co-operative game theory; and Roman Maeder, world expert on programming in Mathematica. Training courses will be held prior to and following the conference. Early registration fee: pound;260. Contact Phil Ramsden, Mathematics Department, Imperial College, 180 Queen's Gate, London SW7 2BZ.

E-mail: p.ramsden@ic.ac.uk http:metric.ma.ic.ac.ukims03symposium.html

JULY 8

SEXUAL HEALTH: GET ACTIVE

Free conference comprising presentations, speeches, music, drama and video organised by the Centre for HIV and Sexual Health for young people aged 14-18 and professionals working with them. Venue: Mermaid Conference Centre, 2Puddledock, Blackfriars, London EC4V 3DB. The Centre will support those wanting to set up Youth Action on Sexual Health groups.

Tel: 0114 226 1902 Email: matt.harrison@chs.nhs.uk

UNTIL SEPTEMBER 28

PAINTED LABYRINTH: THE WORLD OF THE LINDISFARNE GOSPELS

Find out how one man on a remote island (Bishop Eadfrith of Lindisfarne) dedicated his life to a single masterpiece in the early 8th century. In pride of place in this British Library exhibition is the original manuscript, alongside jewellery, coins, sculpture, textiles and other artefacts. Visitors can handle the complete facsimile and view the illustrations on the digital display. Free admission.

British Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB Tel: 020 7412 7332; www.bl.uk

PUBLICATIONS

HEALTHY BONES

In this cross-curricular pack, Oscar the skeleton helps teach primary pupils about the importance of the skeleton and bone health and how physical activity and food can affect our bones.

Cost: pound;10, including postage.

Tel: 0161 471771 or write to the National Osteoporosis Society, Camerton, Bath BA2 OPJ

ARE WE THERE YET?

This book in English and Urdu follows an African Caribbean child and an Asian child on a day trip getting to know each other. pound;5 (pound;22.50 for six) from Primary Colours, PO Box 436, Huddersfield HD2 1FT. Tel: 01484 421620; Email: info@primarycolours. net

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