Conferences

FEBRUARY 27 WORK EXPERIENCE 1997

Organised by Blackburn College at National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham. There will be workshops and speakers from Boots, Rover, the School Curriculum and Assessment Authority, Federation of Small Businesses, Industry in Education, Inland Revenue and Academie de Strasbourg. Fee: Pounds 135. Details: 01254 292503; e-mail: c.spencer@blackburn.ac.uk

MARCH 11 ARTS EDUCATION

Organised by Kent County Council at Hextable School, Kent. Professor Elizabeth Murdoch, Brighton University, and Jeanette Siddall, Arts Council of England, will address issues arising from the Department of Heritage publication Setting the Scene: the Arts and Young People. Plus workshops and a live performance from the National Youth Dance Company. Fee: Pounds 50-Pounds 60. Details: Pam Howard, 01322 668621.

MARCH 13 THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM: DESIGNING THE FUTURE

Organised by multi-disciplinary discussion group Psychological Models in Criminal Justice at Wolfson College, Oxford, to challenge the assumptions of the present system. Speakers include: Sir Louis Blom-Cooper QC, chair of Victim Support; Professor Richard Bentall, clinical psychology, Liverpool; and David Faulkner CB, a former deputy secretary at the Home Office. Themes include: law and community; the distinction the Law makes between mentally normal and abnormal offenders, and punishment, blame and responsibility. Fee: Pounds 95. Details: 01865 726871.

MARCH 13,17,20 RAISING STANDARDS IN DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY

Organised for teachers and senior managers in secondary schools and colleges by Technology Enhancement Programme at Durham, Warwick and Bristol Universities respectively. Fee: Pounds 95, Pounds 65 members; Pounds 50, Pounds 35 each additional delegate from same institution. Details: 0171 583 0900.

MARCH 21-23 IT'S A VOYAGE OF DISCOVERY

Organised by Micros and Primary Education at Northern College, Dundee, to offer training opportunities across the curriculum. Themes include a day researching and developing an information technology based project at Discovery Point and aboard the RRS Discovery. Other presentations include: special needs and IT; troubleshooting; education superhighway; video conferencing; CD-Roms and Windowbox. There will be several workshops to choose from. Fee: Pounds 141, Pounds 94 non-residential. Details: Theresa Mungall, 01382 477478.

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