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"Science and Society" is the theme of the British Association for the Advancement of Science's annual festival at Glasgow University, September 2-7.BA, 23 Savile Row, London W1X 2NB. Tel: 020 7973 3055. Web: "Visions for the Future", a British Association project, will allow 16 to 25-year-olds to influence the changes in our lives over the next 20 years. Briefing days, workshops, debates and conferences are being organised for young people throughout the UK and they are writing reports and participating in online debates. Topics already discussed include the future of the car, health and medicine, energy and the environment. Contact Caroline Chipperfield, BA, tel: 020 7973 3071.

The new school-based Cerificate of Continuing Professional Development from the Association for Science Education and the Open University is aimed at science teachers in years two to five of their careers. Participants demonstrate progress in seven areas of professional development over two years. It is currently available to ASE and Royal Society of Chemistry members for pound;300, pound;350 non-members (normal fee pound;600). ASE INSET Services, Barclays Venture Centre, Sir William Lyons Road, Coventry CV4 7EZ.Tel: 024 7669 0053. E-mail: m.oakes@aseinset.u-net.comWeb:

The Design and Technology Association's Annual Conference and AGM will be held at the Royal Court Hotel, Coventry, July 5-6. Tel: 01789 470007.Web:

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