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MAY 8

POLITICAL CHANGE: Organised by the London Socialist Historians Group at the Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1, from 9am. Speaker: Tony Benn MP. Fee: pound;10, pound;5 payable at the door. Details: Keith Flett, 0171 829 3097.

MAY 9

EDUCATION ACTION ZONES: Organised by Labour, Education and Social Justice Network at Argyle School, Tonbridge Road, London WC1. Discuss the issues with speakers from EAZ bid areas and Dexter Whitfield, Centre for Public Services, Sheffield; Roger Seifert, Keele University; Clyde Chitty and Caroline Benn, Socialist Teachers Alliance. Fee: pound;10. Details: 0181 567 5801.

MAY 12 AND 21

THE NEW DEAL: ISSUES FORCOLLEGES (May 12)

QUALIFYING FOR SUCCESS: ISSUES FOR SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES (May 21)

Half-day events organised by London Region Post-16 Network at Clarke Hall, Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1. Fee: pound;60, pound;40 members. Details: Irene Kemp, 0171 580 1122.

MAY 13 AND 21

HOW CAN WE BEST WORK WITH PRIMARY SCHOOLS?: Organised by Careers Research and Advisory Centre and Warwick University's centre for education and industry at Queen's Hotel, Leeds, and International Hotel, London Docklands, respectively. Aimed at those who work to support primary school links with business and the wider community. Fee: pound;140 plus VAT. Details: 01223 460277; e-mail: conferences@crac.org.uk MAY 15-16

DESIRABLE OUTCOMES?: Organised by and held at Homerton College, Cambridge, to examine the establishment of a developmentally appropriate curriculum for the early years. Speakers include: Lesley Staggs, head of under-fives unit, Qualifications and Curriculum Authority, and a team from Cambridgeshire education authority. Choice of workshops. Fee: pound;60 (day rates available). Details: Judith Hammond, 01223 411141.

MAY 15

WORKING WITH PARENTS: Talks and workshops for education professionals at Thomas Danby College, Leeds jointly organised with Leeds City Council. The event will promote successful new initiatives in Leeds' schools. Fee: pound;35. Details: Malcolm Walters, 0113 240 3178.

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