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Conferences

NOVEMBER 7

GET THEM TALKING

English teachers can get new ideas for oral work with ages six to 13 at this meeting organised by the English Speaking Board at Moreton Hall School, near Oswestry, Shropshire. No fee (Pounds 7 to cover buffet lunch and refreshments). Details: 01704 501730.

NOVEMBER 7

HEALTHIER LIFESTYLES

Organised by St John Ambulance at Westminster Central Hall, London SW1, for young people aged 16 to 25 and youth workers. Workshops include: safer sex and contraception; alcohol and substance misuse; heart disease and cancer; mental health; and what to do in an emergency. Free admission. Details: Paul Adams, 0171 235 5231 ext. 283.

NOVEMBER 14

YOUNG CHILDREN LEARNING AT HOME AND ABROAD

Organised by the British Association for Early Childhood Education (London branch) at St Peter's Eaton Square Church, London SW1. Speakers include: Professor Tricia David, Christchurch College, Canterbury. Also features, "Can you feel a colour?", a film about young children learning in Sweden. Fee: Pounds 30, Pounds 20 members; lunch Pounds 8. Details: Gill Crowley, 0181 310 3459.

NOVEMBER 14

GROWING READERS

Organised by Dorset Teaching Group at Bovington Middle School, Wareham, for teachers and others involved in promoting literacy. Speakers include: Liz Attenborough, National Year of Reading, and writers, Pat Hutchins, Andrew Norriss and Chloe Rayban. Fee: Pounds 50, Pounds 25 concessions. Details: Philip Browne, 01305 261213.

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