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"Citizenship, Thinking and Philosophy for Children" is the theme of an international conference at King Alfred's College, Winchester, July 12-17. It includes a special focus weekend, July 14-15, for teachers and researchers who cannot attend the whole week. Speakers include Professor Richard Pring, Oxford University, and Professor Walter Kohan, Brasilia University and International Council for Philosophical Inquiry with Children president. Details from Society for Advancing Philosophical Enquiry and Reflection in Education, tel Karen Gilchrist on: 023 8023 6806. Web:

The Historical Association's Conference of the True Millennium will be held in Grey College, Durham University, July 25-28. Lectures include Sir Arnold Wolfendale on "1,000 Years of Astronomy: where next?"; Professor David Knight on "1,000 Years of Science"; and Revd Dr Gavin Wakefield on "1,000 Years of Christianity". Dicussion group topics include: medieval monks, the Roman woman, the Venerable Bede and Suleyman the Magnificent. Outings will be organised. Fee: pound;200 residential; pound;90 non-residential; day rate pound;25. Bursaries available to 16-25-year-olds in full-time education. Send large SAE to: HA Conference, History of Education Project, School of Education, Leazes Road, Durham DH1 1TA; web:

Called by God: RE teaching, a Christian vocation? is the theme of a conference for RE teachers and trainees at St John's College, Nottingham, September 14-16. Organised by the Association of Christian Teachers, CARE for Education and The Stapleford Centre, it will explore God in a multi-faith world; the RE teacher and the rest of the curriculum; and God in the RE teacher's life. Fee: pound;150. Liz Slinn, CARE for Education, 53 Romney Street, London SW1P 3RF. Tel: 020 7233 0455. E-mail:

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