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FEBRUARY 19-20

EYE OF THE STORM: ARTISTS IN THE MAELSTROM OF SCIENCE

Organised by Arts Catalyst at the Royal Institution, 21 Albemarle Street London W1. Panellists will discuss major controversies in modern science such as space exploration, cloning, the death of nature, artificial consciousness and nuclear power. Participants include: Professors John Maynard-Smith and Grahame Bulfield, Roslin Institute (progenitors of Dollythe Sheep); artiststronaut Kitsou Dubois; and broadcaster Melvyn Bra Fee: Pounds 45, Pounds 25 concessions (day rates available). Details: 0171 3753690; e mail:

supanova@artscatdemon.co.uk

MARCH 6

THE WEIMAR REPUBLIC

Sixth-form conference at Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, London SEl. Speakers include: Professor Mary Fulbrook, University College London, on "Weimar democracy: doomed from the start, or stabbed in the back?" and Dr Robin Lenman, Warwick University, on the problem of modernity in the Weimar Republic illustrated with extract' from contemporary films. Fee:

Pounds 7 students, accompanying teachers free. Details: 0171 411 5313.

MARCH 8

BUILDING BLOCKS FOR GLOBAL LEARNING

Organised by Derby Rainbow (a development and environmental education centre) at the Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick, Derbyshire. It will explore personal and social education of children aged 3 to 7. Speakers include Lorna Farrington, Mediation UK, and workshop topics will include: using circle time as a tool for building self-esteem; racial equality in the early years; training infant mediators; peace education; and wholschool management and PSE. Fee: Pounds 110. Creche available. Details: Ben Baum, 01332298185.

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