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* The annual BETT educational technology show is one of the largest of its kind in the world. But parents do not get a look-in, even though hardware and software producers are targeting the growing home market. Now the BETT organiser, EMAP Education, is considering opening up the show for one day for parents, as 62 per cent of visitors to last year's show thought this would be a good idea.

Bett 1996 will be held at National Hall, Olympia, London on January 10-13. Details from EMAP Education, Greater London House, Hampstead Road, London NW1 7QZ. Tel 0171 388 2430.

* Liberating the Learner is the theme of the sixth World Conference on Computers in Education on July 23-28, at the International Convention Centre, Birmingham. Aimed at teachers and trainers the six-day conference, organised jointly by the International Federation for Information Processing and Aston University, will concentrate on the use of information technology in education around the world.

Booking details from Sheila Ann Wheeler, Flights Conference Services. Tel 0121 212 4433. Fax 0121 212 4488.

* Ice age meets the electronic age in Flints and Stones: Real Life in Prehistory an exhibition adapted for on-screen display on the World Wide Web by the University of Newcastle. The original live exhibition won a "Most Innovative Display" award for the Museum of Antiquities at the University. Further details from Colm O'Brien, 0191 222 8130. e-mail

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