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NOVEMBER 14 ENGLISH AS A SECONDADDITIONAL LANGUAGE WITHIN THE SCHOOL SETTING NOVEMBER 25

MULTI-LITERACIES WITHIN THE SCHOOL SETTING Organised by Bilingualism, Languages and Education Network at Hughes Parry Hall, London University, 19-26 Cartwright Gardens, WC1, for education professionals involved in teaching KS 1-4. Opening speaker at the second conference is Professor Gunther Kress, London Institute of Education. Fee: Pounds 65 per conference. Details: Ms C Tan, 0181 883 0237 (telfax).

NOVEMBER 15

MANAGING WRITING IN THE CLASSROOM KS1-2 Organised by United Kingdom Reading Association at Edge Hill College, Ormskirk. Speakers include: Mick Waters, principal lecturer in primary education, Lancaster University. Fee: Pounds 9, Pounds 7 members, Pounds 4 students. Details: Dr Norma Mudd, 01704 893607.

NOVEMBER 15

CHILDHOOD REMEMBERED Organised by International Board on Books for Young People and the MA in Children's Literature at Digby Stuart College, Roehampton Institute, London SW15. Workshop sessions and speakers include: Valerie Coghlin on Irish children's books; Pam Cox and Jo Kelleher on delinquent narratives; Ian Haywood on career-girls fiction of the 1950s; Celia Vazquez Garcia on Enid Blyton in Spain; and Christine Wilkie on Tom's Midnight Garden. Fee: Pounds 40, Pounds 30 members, Pounds 13 studentsconcessions. Details: Kim Reynolds, 0181 392 3008; e-mail: peter.reynolds@virgin.net NOVEMBER 19

GNVQs AND ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION Organised by Network Training at the Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1. Speakers include: Tony Higgins, Universities and Colleges Admissions Service. Fee: Pounds 169 plus VAT. Details: Martin Smith, 01823 353354.

NOVEMBER 20

CHILDREN, GRIEF AND LOSS Organised by Barnardo's at Riverside Centre, North Shields, Tyne and Wear. Speakers include: Dr Dora Black, director, Traumatic Stress Clinic, Islington, London; and Peta Hemmings, Barnardo's Orchard Project, Newcastle. Teachers welcome. Fee: Pounds 58.75. Details: Vivienne Whyte, 0191 281 5024.

DECEMBER 6 AND 19

PUPILS' SCIENCE CONFERENCES Organised by Pupil Researcher Initiative at Bristol University and Sheffield Hallam University respectively. Pupils will present their research to real scientists, join in workshops and a multimedia megaquiz, and listen to short talks given by young researchers. There is also a hands-on session for parents. Free admission (including lunch) but registration essential. Details: Tony Sherborne, 0117 928 8718 (telfax); e-mail: tony.sherborne@bristol.ac.uk

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