Tel: 020 7412 7797 www.bl.uklearning
Literature festival July 8-18
Among the many writers taking part in the annual Ways With Words festival at Dartington Hall, Devon, are Julian Barnes, Hilary Mantel, David Lodge and Louis de Berni res. Biographers Anthony Howard, Sheila Hancock, Stephen Pollard and Robert McCrum will talk also about their various subjects. Tickets from Pounds 7.50; accommodation from pound;25 per night.
Tel: 01803 867373 www.wayswithwords.co.uk
Science courses From July 11
Philip Allan Updates courses include: Biology for the key stage 3-4 non-specialist, Manchester, July 11, London, July 13; Running a successful biology department, London, July 14; First steps in teaching science (for NQTs), London, July 15.
Tel: 01869 338652 www.philipallan.co.uk
York Balloon Debate July 19
Five environmentalists will argue the case for their chosen species - an invertebrate, a bird, a fish, a mammal and a plant - and the audience will vote on which species should receive a (fictitious) pound;10,000,000 cheque towards its conservation. Venue: Central Hall, York University, 1-3pm. School pupils welcome. Admission by free ticket. Contact Earthwatch.
Tel: 01865 318856 www.earthwatch.orgeuropeeventsindex.html