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Training provider Stands for Education is running a course: "How to raise achievement in geography at Key stage 3: improving teaching and learning for 11 to 14-year-old geographers". Venues: London (July 5; November 22) and Leeds (October 18). Forthcoming events include: "How to assess geography successfully and effectively at KS3"; "How to enhance the teaching and learning of geography through effective use of ICT"; and a head of geography conference. Fee: pound;195 plus VAT.

Lisa Helliker, SFE, 1 Portland Square, Bristol BS2 8RR.

Tel: 0117 983 8800 Email: mail@sfe.co.uk www.sfe.co.uk

Geography serving society and environment will be the theme of the next annual conference of the Royal Geographical Society to be held at 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7, September 2-5, 2003.

Tel: 020 7591 3020 Email: rhed@rgs.org www.rgs.org

The Geographical Association's study tour of South Africa, scheduled for August 2002, has been postponed to late July 2003, but GA International Committee's China Study Tour planned for July 26-August 10 2002 is still going ahead. The itinerary includes Beijing, Xian, the loess plateau and the Yellow River, Chongqing, a cruise through the Yangtse Gorges, Sandouping (Yangtse Dam site), Yichang and Shanghai. Led by Alison Lewis, Lincoln University, it will cost around pound;1,700.

Tel Sarah Maude: 01677 423046.

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