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Organised by the Association for Colleges at Grosvenor House Hotel, London W1, for lay governors of further education colleges. It will explore funding, the curriculum and Training and Enterprise Council issues. Speakers include: Dr Terry Melia, chief inspector, Further Education Funding Council. No fee, as sponsored by BT. Details: June Hirst, 0171 833 1933 or fax 0171 833 1934.

OCTOBER 26 A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE:GLOBAL ISSUES IN YOUTH WORK Organised by the National Youth Agency and Development Education Association at the Royal Horticultural Halls Conference Centre, London SW1. Speakers include: Baroness Chalker, minister for overseas development, and Trevor McDonald, ITN newscaster. Fee: Pounds 85Pounds 50 per delegate from statutory or voluntary organisations (includes an advance copy of DEA report on development education in youth work). Details: Paul Orme, 0171 490 8108.

OCTOBER 26 HUMOUR AS A LIFESKILL Organised by Centre for Innovation and Creativity, Leeds Metropolitan University at the Banqueting Suite, Leeds Civic Hall. It will be opened by the Lord Mayor of Leeds and will feature Dr Joel Goodman, director of The Humour Project in Saratoga Springs, New York. Fee: Pounds 95. Details: Susan Gelley, 0113 283 2600 ext. 5919.

OCTOBER 28 TACKLING HETEROSEXISM, HOMOPHOBIA AND HARASSMENT Organised by School's Out (the national lesbian and gay teachers' group) at University of London Union, Malet Street, London WC1. Speakers include Peter Purton, equal opportunities officer at the National Association of Teachers in Further and Higher Education, on harassment at work. Fee: Pounds 20, Pounds 10 members. Details: 0181 575 2154.

OCTOBER 31 FROM PUBERTY TO PUB: REACHING THE AGE 12-18 LEISURE MARKET Organised by South East England Regional Leisure at the Brighton Centre, for decision-makers in the public, commercial and voluntary sectors ranging from museums to leisure centres and sports grounds. Speakers include: Kay Andrews, director of Education Extra, The Foundation for After School Activities, on leisure and learning. Fee: Pounds 65. Details: Sussex Arts Marketing, 01273 724811.


Organised by Royal National Institute for the Blind in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, for all professionals working in nursery education and members of statutory, voluntary and parent-led organisations. Fee: Pounds 60 professionals, Pounds 15 parents. Details: Suzanne Mehta, 0113 2748855.

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