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OCTOBER 5

READING FOR PLEASURE AND RESPONDING TO LITERATURE AT KEY STAGES 2-3 Organised by the English Association at Manchester Conference Centre, University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology. Fee: Pounds 40, Pounds 35 members. Details: Leicester University: 0116 252 3982.

OCTOBER 7

INDEPENDENT MEANS

Talks and workshops organised by the British Film Institute at Manchester Cornerhouse on the subject of independent and alternative media. Speakers include: Alan Fountain, formerly commissioning editor for Independent Film and Video at Channel 4, Sally Hibbin, producer of Ken Loach's films, and Dr Julian Petley, Brunel University. Fee: Pounds 55. Details: Nicky Crabb, 0171 255 1444 ext 2339.

OCTOBER 12

CHANGING WORLD: CHANGING CHILDHOOD

Organised by Goldsmiths' Association for Early Childhood at Goldsmiths' College, London SE14. Speakers: Prof Philip Gammage, Nottingham University, and Dr Maire Messenger Davies, London College of Printing. Cr che available. Fee: Pounds 30, Pounds 20 members. Details: Geva Blenkin, 0171 919 7338.

NOVEMBER 2

STOP CHILDREN FAILING IN PRIMARY SCHOOL: EFFECTIVE INTERVENTIONNURTURE GROUPS

Organised by Association of Workers for Children with Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties at Lindsworth Centre, Birmingham. Talks and workshops. Fee: Pounds 50 (includes lunch and copy of book by speakers, Marion Bennathan and Marjorie Boxall, entitled Effective Intervention in Primary Schools - Nurture Groups). Details: Wendy Evans, telfax 0121 628 9009628 5900.

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