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JULY 5 LET US FACE THE FUTURE Organised by the Fabian Society Development Appeal and Institute of Contemporary British History at Westminster Central Hall, London SW1, 6pm, to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1945 General Election won by Labour. Speakers: Tony Benn, James Callaghan, Barbara Castle, Denis Healey and Douglas Jay, who was personal assistant to Clement Attlee. Tickets: Pounds 5 on the door. Free teacher's ticket and pack for every group of 10. Details: Clair Wilcox, 0171 222 8877.

JULY 8

CHILD PROTECTION

Organised by National Association of Nurseries in Colleges and Universities at Nottingham-Trent University. Speakers include: Vince Tuck, training officer in child protection, Solihull; Detective Sergeant Sue Hudson, family support unit, Nottinghamshire Police, a child psychotherapist, and a child psychologist. Fee; Pounds 45, Pounds 35 members. Details: Liz Brown, 01203 684320.

JULY 10

COMBATING BULLYING THROUGH PEER COUNSELLING

Organised by Roehampton Institute at Friends Meeting House, Euston Road, London NW1. Speakers include: Sarah Sharp, Lincoln County Psychological Services, and Anne Sellars, a teacher at Chaucer School, Sheffield, and founder of the Bully-Line Peer Counselling Service. Topics include: the trauma of refugee children; and how to establish peer counselling. Fee: Pounds 65. Details: Ginny Farmiloe, 0181 392 3620.

JULY 17-21

INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL LIBRARIANSHIP

At Worcester College of Higher Education. Speakers include: Michael Rosen, Julia Eccleshare and Margaret Meek, and themes include: children's literature, literacy, and technology. Fee: Pounds 232, Pounds 212 members including all social events. Accommodation on campus and meals: Pounds 197. Daily rates available. Details: Dr Jean Webb, 01905 748089.

JULY 29-AUGUST 2

LITERACY NEEDS: SPECIAL OR INDIVIDUAL?

Organised by United Kingdom Reading Association at King Alfred's College, Winchester. Speakers include: Donald Graves, New Hampshire, USA, on children's writing; and Jill Tomlinson, from South Africa, on making reading and writing materials with special reference to the black community. Plus children's writing workshops led by children's authors, Pounds 18.50 per day. Fee: Pounds 240, Pounds 220 members (student accommodation). Daily rate: Pounds 55. Hotel accommodation available. Details: Bobbie Neate, 01962 827330.

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