MANUFACTURING IS ALL ABOUT PEOPLE
Organised by Teacher Placement Service at CBI Centre Point, London W1, for teachers, lecturers and business people. It launches "Manufacturing in May" when 2,000 teachers will experience the manufacturing industry first hand. Speakers include: Howard Davies, director general, CBI. Fee: Pounds 20. Details: Alex Balston, 01865 722585.
LOUDER THAN WORDS? PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN EDUCATION AND INDUSTRY
Organised by Quality Event Management at Bosworth Hall Hotel, Market Bosworth, Leicestershire, for heads, industry links co-ordinators and careers officers. Speakers include Professor John Woolhouse, Warwick University. Fee: Pounds 350 + VAT (15 per cent discount for school delegates). Details: 01768 890049.
CHILDREN AND THEIR PETS
Organised by Society for Companion Animal Studies at Bridge Toby Hotel, Croxdale, Durham, for parents, teachers and youth workers. Speakers include: Nienke Endenburg, Utrecht University, and Elizabeth Paul, Edinburgh University, on such topics as the influence of pets on children's development and their benefits to children with learning difficulties. Fee: Pounds 20, Pounds 15 members. Details: Anne Docherty, 0141 956 5950. Accommodation information: Tourist Information Service, 0191 384 3720.
WHAT SHOULD WE DO ON FRIDAYS? AN EDUCATIONAL VISION FOR THE WHOLE
Organised by National Association of Head Teachers and Curriculum Support and Development Service at Alfred McAlpine Stadium, Huddersfield, to discuss the new curriculum. Speakers include: Margaret Maden, chief education officer, Warwickshire; Chris Woodhead, HM Chief Inspector of Schools; and David Hart, NAHT general secretary. Fee: Pounds 60, Pounds 40 members. Details: Ann Kotowska, 01484 444590.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING FOR OFFENDERS
Organised by International Forum for the Study of Education in Penal Systems at Forte Posthouse Hotel, Ferriby, Hull. Managers, researchers and practitioners in education in prisons and the community welcome. Speakers include: Stephen Duguid, Simon Fraser University, Canada, and Stephen Shaw, director, Prison Reform Trust. Participatory workshops. Fee: Pounds 105. Details: Mrs J Chester, 01482 46486.
LEONARDO DA VINCI:
THE NEW EUROPEAN VOCATIONAL TRAINING PROGRAMME 1995-99
Organised by National Training Resources at National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, for organisations involved in vocational training. Speakers from Brussels and the Employment Department will join technical experts from education, industry and previous European programme partners. Topics include universityindustry co-operation and training systems in member states. Fee: Pounds 150 + VAT. Details: NTR, 01827 63919.
ENDANGERED SPECIES WEEK
Organised by Tusk Force for children aged seven to 14. An accompanying free fundraising activity pack, which can be used at any time of the educational year, features the African elephant, Siberian tiger, British water vole, blue whale and tropical rainforests. Funds raised can be divided between Tusk Force projects and school funds. Available from: Kate Watson, Tusk Force, FREEPOST, London SW18 4YY, 0181 870 4122.
APRIL 18-20 AND MAY 29-31
HOLIDAY EVENTS AT THE NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM, LONDON SW7
"Bare Bones" workshops for anyone aged over seven will reveal how the skeleton acts as a support, keeping our bodies off the floor and giving us shape. Participants will make "X-ray" copies of their own skeletons. Booking: 0171 938 9242. From May 29 to 31, Mary Anning, the famous Victorian fossil hunter, will tell tales of her Lyme Regis discoveries from the dinosaur era and visitors can try out fossil rubbing. Details: 0171 938 9388.
APRIL 24 AND MAY 14 AND 15
PUBLIC LECTURE SERIES
Organised by Chaplaincy Theological Society at Roehampton Institute, London SW15, 5 pm, free admission. Lecture one will be given by Professor Nicholas Lash, Cambridge University, in the Convent Parlour, Digby Stuart College. Lectures two and three will be given in the board room, Whitelands College by Reverend Dr Fraser Watts, Cambridge University ("Are science and religion compatible?") and the Very Reverend John Drury, dean of Christ Church, Oxford. Details: 0181 392 3181.
APRIL 27 AND 28
KALEIDOSCOPE MERTON CAREERS FOCUS
Guidance for African-Caribbean people at Lambeth College, Brixton Hill, London SW2 and Merton Civic Centre, London Road, Morden, London SW19. Black professionals and celebrities will lead workshops, seminars and discussions on career choices and up to 50 potential employers and trainers will be present. Details: 0181 687 0998.
MAY 3 AND 10
FAMILY VISITING DAYS
Open days for prospective students and their families at Bishop Grosseteste College, Lincoln (1.30-4.30 pm) and Warwick University, Coventry, respectively. Details: 01522 527347 (BGC) and 01203 523648 (Warwick).
Creative writing workshop at Drill Hall Arts Centre, 16 Chenies Street, London WC1, 11am-5pm. Led by Carol Burnes, performer of her own poetry and stories, it includes music, art and role playing and is aimed at anyone who uses writing, be it for reports, proposals, poetry or fiction. Fee: Pounds 28, Pounds 15 concessions. Details: 0171 631 5107.