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The Historical Association's annual conference for teachers of key stage 3 and A-level students will be held at Keele University, September 22-23. HA, 59A Kennington Park Road, London SE11 4JH, tel: 020 7735 390,

Its Conference of the True Millennium will be held in Grey College, Durham University, July 25-28, 2001. Lectures include: Sir Arnold Wolfendale on 1000 Years of Astronomy: where next?, Professor David Knight on 1000 Years of Science, and Revd Dr Gavin Wakefield on 1000 Years of Christianity. Discussion groups will include: medieval monks, the Roman woman, the Venerable Bede and Suleyman the Magnificent. Outings will be organised. Fee: pound;200 residential, pound;90 non-residential, day rate pound;25. Bursaries are available to young people aged 16-19 and up to 25 in full-time education. Send large SAE to: Historical AssociationConference, History of Education Project, School of Education, Leazes Road, Durham DH1 1TA

The London Institute of Education is running a course called HERODOT: using the web to teach geography at 20 Bedford Way, WC1, June 30. Basic word processing and internet navigation skills will be required. Fee: pound;40. Second class rail travel or equivalent will be refunded on production of ticket or receipt.

Louise Tulip, tel: 020 7612 6436, e-mail:

Between now and October, young people from up to 500 schools and colleges will be gathering data for Coastline 2000, a major survey of the state of the coastline, including estuaries up to the tidal limit. As well as encouraging environmental concern, this Geographical Association initiative promotes fieldwork and geographical skills such as mapping and observation. Interim results will be presented during Geography Action Week, October 9-14. For registration forms contact the Coastline 2000 Officer, GA, 160 Solly Street, Sheffield S1 4BF, tel: 0114 296 0088, or c2kgaw.htm

Devotion in the Indian Tradition is the theme of a conference organised by the Dharam Hinduja Institute of Indic Research at the Divinity School, St John's Street, Cambridge, July 7-8. Topics include: a Southall Ramlila in the context of the Ramayana tradition, Indian devotional music, the role of devotion in Theravadin meditation, temple priests in Southern Indian Vaisnavism, and a different approach to Jina image worship. Fee: pound;22; pound;12 one day. Concessions for members, students and senior citizens. For details tel: 01223 339559332590, e-mail:

The Christian Education Movement is running the following primary courses: An A-Z of RE:active learning strategies, July 5, Wakefield; RE, Personal, Social and Health Education and the whole person, October 12, Derby; and Planning and developing quality RE in the primary school, November 2, London. It has also organised a secondary course entitled Learning from religions, Chesterfield, November 14, and a cross-phase residential course, Developing RE:the role of the subject leader, at Kegworth Hotel, Derbyshire, November 24-25, fee pound;175, pound;157 subscribers (non-residential places available). Day courses cost pound;100, pound;90 subscribers; half day courses: pound;45, pound;40 subscribers. April McIntyre, CEM, Royal Buildings, Victoria Street DE1 1GQ, tel: 01332 296655,

John Keast from the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority is to speak on citizenship and RE at Real World, a national conference at The Great Hall Auditorium, Headstone Lane, Hatch End, Middlesex on November 1. Other speakers include: Professor Terence Copley, writer, and Barbara Wintersgill, HMI Office for Standards in Education subject advisor for RE. There will be two brainstorming sessions. Fee: pound;104.57-pound;115.15. Details from the organisers, smart-planet (intelligent training), tel: 020 8861 4184, e-mail:

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