July 22-September 9
Watch warfare displays, make a mini-Viking warrior or Valkyrie maiden and much more at Jorvik Viking Centre in York. Witness the Jorvik summer skirmish, August 26-28, and join a tour of the site excavation, DIG Live! (at DIG, St Saviour's Church's new archaeological attraction) and help clean, sort and label recent finds.
Tel: DIG tours, 01904 543403
Summer of science
Last-minute registration may be available to post-15 groups for free entry (including education packs) to the Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition at Glasgow Science Centre. Hands-on exhibits include Stars 'r' us: the cosmic chemistry connection, and why midges and mosquitoes bite some people more than others. A Science on Show teachers'
evening on September 13 will include a private viewing and dinner. Check availability with Bonnie Laverock.
Tel: 020 7451 2561
The Politics Association's conference, Britain in a Changing World, will take place at Manchester University (PA is a charity run by ASA2 politics teachers and students). Speakers include: Professor Jon Tonge, PAchair, on teaching politics. Workshops will also be available.
Fee: pound;280 residential; pound;99 (training plus lunch).
Telfax: 0161 256 3906
Alcohol and its impact
Until March 31, 2007
Successive governments' attempts to regulate alcohol consumption have included introducing official measures and stamping out smuggling. The National Archives exhibition Drink: The History of Alcohol (1690-1920), in Kew, traces its social, economic and health impact.
Exhibits include George IV's alcohol bill on an 1822 visit to Scotland.