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APRIL 4. SELF ESTEEM IN YOUNG CHILDREN AND CARERS

Organised by the National Association of Nursery Nurses at Cambridge Professional Development Centre. Led by Murray White, International Council for Self Esteem, it will include the development of understanding, self-expression, co-operation, problem solving and coping with difficulties. Fee: pound;60, pound;30 members. Details: Phyllis Mitchell, 01255 476707.

APRIL 6-7. HISTORY OF MATHS IN EDUCATION

Organised for teachers by the British Society of the History of Mathematics at Warwick University. Speakers include: Professor Sir Christopher Zeeman, Oxford University, on maths masterclasses; and Dr Christopher Cullen, School of Oriental and African Studies, London University, on "The problem of proof: mathematical style and social context in China and Greece". Workshops will illustrate practical classroom material. Fee: pound;19; on-site accommodation: pound;23.05; dinner (April 6): pound;8.50. Details: Steve Russ, 01203 523681; Website: http:www.dcs.warwick.ac.uk APRIL 8. CELEBRATING OUR CHILDREN

Organised by Celebrating Identity, Training and Consultancy at the Southampton Institute to explore ways in which black children of mixed parentage can develop self esteem. Fee: pound;85. Details: 01865 396611.

APRIL 15-19. LEARNING FOR SUSTAINABLE LIVING

Easter conference at Dartington Hall, Totnes, Devon. Speakers include: Sir Crispin Tickell, warden of Green College, Oxford, and convener of the Government sustainable development panel; Jane Reed, associate director of the London Institute of Education's school effectiveness and improvement centre; and photographer David Hicks, who will give a slide show entitled "Hard Rain". Fee: pound;297 non-residential. Accommodation costs pound;66pound;96 (four nights). Details: Lyn Brown, 01803 866688; e-mail: dart.hall.prog @dartingtonhall.org.uk APRIL 17-19. "BOOKS FOR EVERI"

Organised by The Federation of Children's Book Groups at Ripon campus, University of Ripon and York St John, north Yorkshire. Speakers include: Gervase Phinn, author and senior adviser for north Yorkshire, and Joan Aiken, writer. TES children's books editor, Geraldine Brennan, is among the panellists giving their views on the relationship between children's book reviews and children. Fee: (pound;140, pound;115 members residential; day rates available. Details: Penny Dolan, 01423 563561.

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