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JANUARY 25 FAIM: EXAMS MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE. Launch of "the next generation of software for the management of examinations and assessment" organised by Hamlet Computer Group at Informix European Headquarters, Heathrow. Speakers include: Dr Henry Macintosh, education consultant, Department for Education and Employment. Delegates could win lunch for two in Paris. Free admission. Details: Lee Hawkins, 01420 83550.

FEBRUARY 13 SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS ISSUES

Organised by National Union of Teachers at NUT headquarters, Hamilton House, London WC1, on such topics as: the code of practice, SEN tribunals, and teacher training for special needs. Speakers include: Trevor Aldridge QC, president, SEN Tribunal, Robert Green, head of SEN policy division, Department for Education and Employment, and Professor Peter Mittler, Manchester University. Fees: Pounds 60 or Pounds 50 (members). Details: Pauline Hicks, 0171 380 4727.

FEBRUARY 14 THE KIDS AREN'T ALRIGHT

Organised by St Edmundsbury Borough Council Leisure Services at The Athenaeum, Bury St Edmunds, for anyone involved in physical education in schools or interested in improving health and fitness in children. Speakers include: Professor Neil Armstrong, director of the children's health and exercise research centre, Exeter University; Dr Mayer Hillman, senior fellow emeritus, Policy Studies Institute; and Professor Jana Parizkova, Charles University, Prague. Fee: Pounds 105 + VAT. Details: Sharon Ayres, 01284 757087.

FEBRUARY 18 JERUSALEM 3000

Organised by Centre for Jewish Education at the Sternberg Centre for Judaism, 80 East End Road, London N3. Brenda Katten, chair of the Jerusalem 3000 National Committee is the key speaker, and a wide range of workshops will include: using songs to look at history and geography texts and the social reality of Jerusalem in the last 3,000 years; integrating Jerusalem throughout the year; and teaching Shoah in the 21st century. Fee: Pounds 12.50, Pounds 8.50 affiliated. Details: 0181 343 4303.

FEBRUARY 20 DEMYSTIFYING THE CITY

Organised by City and Inner London North Training and Enterprise Council at Trinity House, Tower Hill, London EC3 for economics teachers and careers officers. Themes: investment banking, including corporate finance and global custody. Fee: Pounds 30. Details: Jim Black, 0171 324 2464.

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