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JUNE 20: EMERGING ISSUES FOR THE NEXT MILLENNIUM

Organised by British Nutrition Foundation in Southampton. Guest of honour is BNF patron, the Princess Royal. Topics include: food technology, ingredients and nutrition; A-level food technology; food in schools and biotechnology; and BNF education update. Fee: pound;45. Details: Emma Dhesi, 0171 404 6504; e-mail: british_nutrition@compuserve.com JUNE 22-24: SOCIAL AND SPIRITUAL REGENERATION

Organised at Newcastle Civic Centre by business, civic and religious leaders from the North-east. It will focus on: family and education; ethics in institutions and the environment; and faith, moral values and our children's future. Educationists, business leaders and the public welcome. Speakers include: Professor Sir Stewart Sutherland, vice-chancellor, Edinburgh University; Lord Puttnam, member of the standards task force; and Melanie Phillips, Observer journalist. Fee: pound;20 per day; accommodation pound;25 per night. Details: The Newcastle Initiative, 0191 222 0939.

JUNE 23: ME IN CHILDREN

Organised for education professionals by Action for ME (the chronic disabling condition) at Askham Bryan College, York. Speakers include: Dr Nigel Speight, consultant paediatrician, and Jane Colby, a former head and author of ME the New Plague. Fee: pound;30. Details: Kerry Tolley, 01749 679193.

JUNE 24: EDUCATION IN THE NEW MILLENNIUM

40th anniversary conference for senior education managers at Newstead Wood School for Girls, Orpington, Kent. Speakers include: Sir Geoffrey Holland, vice-chancellor, Exeter University; and Heather DuQuesnay, executive director of education for Lambeth. Fee: pound;15. Details: Sharon Butler, 01689 853626.

JUNE 25: QUALITY CIRCLE TIME:THE HEART OF THE CURRICULUM

Organised by the Antidote charity at Westminster College, London SW1. It will examine how the QCT model can help schools boost self-esteem, encourage positive behaviour and release excellence. Speaker: Lord Puttnam. Fee: pound;60. Details: 0181 748 9692.

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