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NOVEMBER 22 EQUALITY ISSUES FOR THE NEW MILLENNIUM Organised by University of Hertfordshire at Watford Campus. Speaker: Janet Rubin, Equal Opportunities Commission. Topics include: diversity issues in school; and professional, vocational and initial teacher education. Fee: Pounds 80, Pounds 40 concessions. Details: Dr Sneh Shah, 01707 285677.

NOVEMBER 28 EFFECTIVE OUTDOOR LEADERSHIP Outdoor education forum at Woodlands Centre, Chorley, Lancashire. Speaker: Sir Christopher Ball, president, National Campaign for Learning, plus seminars and workshops. Fee: Pounds 49. Details: 01654 712137 (telfax).

DECEMBER 1 THE VIOLENT TEENAGER: HOW TO MAKE MULTI-AGENCY SERVICES WORK Organised by National Children's Bureau and Young Minds at Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1. Speakers include: Rory Nicol, professor of child and adolescent psychiatry, Leicester University, Greenwood Institute of Child Health; and Barry Anderson, Communities that Care. Fee: Pounds 164.50, Pounds 135.13 members (reduced rates for voluntary sector). Details: 0171 843 604241.


Organised by the National Organisation for Adult Learning and sponsored by the Department for Education and Employment at Glaziers Hall, London Bridge, SE1. It will examine what the Government White Paper on Lifelong Learning will do for adult learners. Speakers include: Dr Kim Howells MP, parliamentary under-secretary of state for lifelong learning; and Alan Wells, director, Basic Skills Agency. Fee: Pounds 150. Details: Phil Hughes, 0116 204 4221.

DECEMBER 6 NATIONAL UNION OF TEACHERS Organised by the NUT's education and equal opportunities department at Hamilton House, London WC1. Speakers include: Angela Mason, Stonewall, and Gill Clarke, Southampton University. Fee: Pounds 25-Pounds 60, Pounds 10 student teachers and retired persons. Details: Edith Badgie, 0171 380 4719.

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