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JANUARY 3-5. THE POWER OF FIELD STUDIES IN THE CURRICULUM. Organised by the National Association of Field Studies Officers at the Royal Victoria Hotel, Llanberis, Gwynedd. Speakers include: Professor Chris Baines, author and environmental adviser, on making links between local studies and global action, and Dr Damian Randle, editor of Green Teacher. Participants will have a choice of workshops, seminars and excursions. Fee: Pounds 130, day rates from Pounds 20. Details: Rosie Edwards, 01780 782386.

JANUARY 17 TOWARDS TRANSITION 14-19 YEARS Organised by Westminster College, Oxford, and Birmingham education department at St Peter's College, Saltley, Birmingham, for educational professionals involved in special needs provision. Fee: Pounds 65. Details: Liz Hayes, 0121 327 2709 or Gwenn Edwards, 0121 235 2658.

JULY 11-12 DEVELOPMENT TRAINING BEYOND 2000 Conference, chaired by Sir Christopher Ball, director of learning, Royal Society of Arts, which will mark the 50th anniversary of the Brathay Hall Trust, pioneers in using experience-based learning in development of personal, group and community effectiveness. Themes will include: achievements, and sharing good practice. Details: Steve Lenartowicz, Brathay Hall Trust, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 OHP, 015394 33041.

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