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UNTIL JANUARY 7 DYNASTIES: PAINTING IN TUDOR AND JACOBEAN ENGLAND 1530-1630 Nearly 100 paintings and 30 miniatures as well as tapestry and sculpture at the Tate Gallery, Millbank, London SW1. Artists represented include: Hans Holbein, Sir Anthony van Dyck, Sir Peter Paul Rubens, and Nicholas Hilliard. Details: 0171 887 8000.

UNTIL JANUARY 21 ART AND POWER: EUROPE UNDER THE DICTATORS 1930-45 Council of Europe exhibition revealing how art, architecture and film were used as propaganda to further the totalitarian regimes of Hitler, Stalin and Mussolini. Venue: Hayward Gallery, South Bank, London SE1. Over 500 works are featured including displays on Rome, Moscow and Berlin and the Paris International Exhibition of 1937. Details: 0171 921 0600.

NOVEMBER 7 MAKING A DIFFERENCE:GOOD PRACTICE IN ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION (EE) Seminar for EE school advisers organised by EE Advisers Association at Bishops Wood EE Centre. There will be opportunities to review projects available to schools such as "Eco-schools", "Four Seasons Project" and "Environmental Management" and an update on the School Curriculum and Assessment Authority's work on "Good Practice" and "Practitioners' Guide". Fee: Pounds 65. Details: 01299 250513.

NOVEMBER 9 BENCHMARKING - A PRACTICAL APPROACH "Correctly applied benchmarking can increase profit and performance, radically speed up change, create break-through improvements and ensure long-term growth" says the flyer for this workshop. Organised by the Yorkshire and Humberside Association for Further and Higher Education at the Moat House Hotel, Cambridge, it will explore benchmarking's relevancy to further education. Fee: Pounds 145, Pounds 90 members. Details: Peter Shortt, 01924 450900.

NOVEMBER 16 RAISING READING STANDARDS IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS Seminar organised by Harwich School Reading Initiative at Abbotsley Golf Hotel, St Neots, Cambridgeshire, for senior managers and heads of learning support. Speakers include; Wendy Cooling, broadcaster and reviewer, and Simon Ross-Pearce, Reading Initiative coordinator, Harwich School. Fee: Pounds 85. Details: 01255 506272.

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