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Conferences

JUNE 17

PHILOSOPHY FOR CHILDREN. Organised by and held at Brunel University College, 300 St Margaret's Road, Twickenham. Speaker: Peter Abbs, reader in education, Sussex University, on "Education as Socratic enquiry". Plus workshops for primary and secondary teachers on using philosophical discussion in the classroom, and video presentations. Fee: Pounds 30, Pounds 20 students. Details: Robert Fisher, 0181-891 0121.

JUNE 23-25 DESPERATELY SEEKING SISTERHOOD

Organised by International Women's Studies Network Association at Stirling University. Speakers include: Professor Gayatri C Spivak, Columbia University, New York; Bea Campbell, journalist and feminist social critic; and Ailbhe Smyth, academic activist, writer and poet. Fee: Pounds 120, Pounds 75 members non-residential; concessions and day rates available. Meals extra. Details: Millsom Henry, 01786 467703.

JUNE 26 WORKING WITH ABLE, TALENTED AND HIGH ACHIEVING CHILDREN

Organised by George Crowther, chartered educational and clinical psychologist, at The Fairlawns, Aldridge, West Midlands. Speakers include: Tom Marjoram, former HMI, and Peter Carey, director, National Association of Gifted Children. Fee: Pounds 90 + VAT. Details: Graham Todd, 01634 846474.

JUNE 27. STUDENT FINANCES

Organised by the lecturers' union NATFHE at Britannia Street Conference Centre, London WC1. An opportunity for lecturers and others to obtain and share information about changes in fees, grants, loans and benefits and the financial problems encountered by students. Fee: Pounds 90, Pounds 65 members. Details: Shirley Lee, 0171 837 3636 ext 3291.

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