DAVID LEAN FILM SEASON
The publication by Faber Faber of Kevin Brownlow's biography of director David Lean is being celebrated at the Barbican Cinema, Silk Street, London EC2. Films include: Great Expectations, Doctor Zhivago, Oliver Twist, Ryan's Daughter, A Passage to India and Lawrence of Arabia. Details: 0171 382 7000.
NATIONAL VEG OUT WEEK
Following research by the University of Wales and Birds Eye indicating that children can learn to love vegetables, Birds Eye has launched a nationwide programme for five to seven-year-olds supported by a free education pack and video. The pack tells how the Veg Out Rangers and their fearless leader Mighty Veg save the nation by eating more vegetables and fruit. There is also a free pack for parents to use with children at home. Details: 0171 453 4684.
FROM NOVEMBER 11
A series of public lectures is being run at The School of Oriental and African Studies, London WC1, 5pm. The first, on "Musical instruments as speech surrogates in Yunnan, China", will be given by Yang Xian-Ming, formerly of the Music Research Institute. Others include: Judy Van Zile, Hawaii University, on politics and words in the ethnography of dance, November 18, John Baily, Goldsmiths College, on classical music for the Afghan rebab, November 25, and Jonathan Stock, Durham University, on performing and reading the female role in Shanghai traditional opera, December 1. Details: 0171 637 2388.
FROM NOVEMBER 11
LUNCH HOUR LECTURES
University College London is running free public lectures at the Darwin Theatre, Gower Street, London WC1, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1.15-1.55pm. Titles include: "Measuring health-related quality of life"; "Desertion and the death penalty in the British Army in the Second World War"; and "Computer visualisation of the human anatomy in surgical planning and in research on the face". Details: Paula Humphreys, 0171 387 7050 ext. 2043 or Website: http:www.ucl.ac.ukRegistryMISlhlhome.htm NOVEMBER 12
EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHIES AND THE CULTURE OF PHILOSOPHY
PHILOSOPHY AND EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH
Public lectures organised by London Institute of Education at Elvin Hall, 20 Bedford Way, WC1, 6pm, to mark the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the chair of philosophy of education. Respective lecturers are: Professor David Cooper, Durham University; Professor David Bridges, University of East Anglia; and Professor Susan Mendus, York University. Details: 0171 612 6459.
TURNING THE TIDE ON VIOLENCE
Launch of the Forum on Children and Violence at Britannia Street Conference Centre, London WC1, 11am-12.30pm. Speakers include: Sir William Utting, FCV chair; Roger Graef, broadcaster and criminologist; George Varnava, former president, National Association of Head Teachers; and Claire Rayner, writer and broadcaster. Details: Janet Convery, 0171 843 6309.