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The Scottish Education and Teaching Technology Show is being held in Glasgow, September 19-20. It will include ICT seminars and the products and services of 70 suppliers. Guest speaker is Alan November from the United States, cited as one of the top 15 thinkers of the decade by 'Technology and Learning Magazine'. Free. Details from: Learning and Teaching Scotland, tel: 0141 337 5000. E-mail: sett@LTScotland.comWeb:

A lecture on "Casting light on the curriculum" will be given by Adam Hart-Davis, presenter of the BBC's Dinosaur Island and Local Heroes, at Don Valley Stadium, Sheffield, September 25, 1.30pm. Organised by the Institution of Lighting Engineers, it is free to GCSE and A-level students studying engineering, science and technology-related subjects. Through experiments and demonstrations, Mr Hart-Davis will examine how lighting is made and its history. Book with Jess Barlow, tel: 01788 576492.


Astronomer Sir Patrick Moore and Dr Jenny Uglow, honorary visiting professor at Warwick University, are among the speakers discussing famous scientists and their portraits in a series of lunchtime science lectures being run by The Royal Society every Tuesday in October at The National Portrait Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London W1. Lecture titles are: The extraordinary Erasmus Darwin: friendship, science and the arts; Karl Popper: science and criticism; Charles Babbage and his world; B free Franklin: the Enlightenment in America; and Caroline Herschel: devoted astronomer. For free tickets tel: 020 7306 0055 or contact the RS public programme officer, tel: 020 7451 2576. E-mail:

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