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Valuing Geography is the theme of the Geographical Association's annual conference and exhibition at Derby University, April 23-25. Lectures, seminars, workshops and field trips will explore geography's contribution to economic, social, moral, cultural, environmental and political aspects of life. Speakers include Janet Dallas, Department for Education and Skills; Barbara Stocking CBE, Oxfam director, and Professor Michael Chisholm, Cambridge University. Registration fee: pound;40; pound;20 members; students free. On-site accommodation from pound;33 a night. GA, 160 Solly Street, Sheffield S1 4BF.Tel: 0114 296 0088 Email: ga@geography.org.uk www.geography.org.uk

Geography Serving Society and the Environment is the theme of the Royal Geographical Society's annual international conference in London, September 2-5. Plenaries will include: globalisation; census and society; geography and humanities; geography and the future of education; public understanding of science: geography's place; living with uncertainty: floods and climatic change. More than 50 research group sessions are available. RGS, 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR.Tel: 020 7591 3000 Email: info@rgs.orgwww.rgs.org

Stands for Education is running a course on raising achievement in geography at key stage 3. It will be held in London on March 24 and May 8, and Manchester on May 19.

Tel: 0117 983 8800www.sfe.co.uk

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