* The National Association for the Teaching of English is kicking off the millennium on January 28-30 with a conference at Swanwick Conference Centre, Alfreton, Derbyshire. It is entitled Under starter's orders: managing the new English curriculum and themes will include: managing the first year in teaching; working with classroom assistants; and teamwork or target setting. Details as above.
* The British Library is running 90-minute sixth form student seminars by prior arrangement on Thursdays and Fridays until July 16. Themes available are: changing language; critical appreciation of 20th-century literature; the Romantics; and the development of manuscripts. Details: BL education service, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB, tel: 0171 412 7797; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org