FROM OCTOBER 21 NELSON, LIFE AND LEGEND To coincide with the 190th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar, the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, is launching a major exhibition. Artifacts will include: a dramatic computer-animated version of the battle from Jim Henson's Creature Shop, the musket ball which killed Nelson and the uniform he was wearing when he died. Details: 0181 858 4422.
OCTOBER 21-28 RUPERT AND THE MUSEUM MYSTERY Performance trail for children aged five upwards in celebration of the 75th anniversary of Rupert Bear's first appearance in the Daily Express. Venue: Bethnal Green Museum of Childhood, Cambridge Heath Road, London E2. Admission by free ticket available 30 minutes before each performance. Details: 0181 980 32044315.
OCTOBER 23-29 HALF-TERM FUN AT THE PALACE Children visiting Brighton's Royal Pavilion can play a giant "Snakes and Dragons" game and follow an "Odd one out" trail. In "Crowns and coronets" and "Pavilion portraits" workshops they will create designs fit for a monarch and larger-than-life portraits of George IV and Queen Victoria using fabric and collage. No extra charge. Details: 01273 603005.
OCTOBER 24 HOW EVOLUTION HAPPENED: UNRAVELLING THE TREE OF LIFE Free lecture at the Royal Institution of Great Britain, 21 Albemarle Street, London W1, 1pm, to be given by Dr Paul Harvey, zoology department, Oxford University. Evolutionary trees showing the relationship among animal and plant groups are important for forensic and medical science. They tell us when pairs of species last shared a common ancestor and help solve important questions in ecology, development and epidemiology. Details: 0171 409 2992.
OCTOBER 25-26 VICTORIAN TOY MAKING PRINTING AND TREASURE HUNTS Free half-term workshops for children aged five and over (accompanied by an adult) at the Ragged School Museum, 46-48 Copperfield Road, London E3. Details: 0181 980 6405.
NOVEMBER 1 STOPPING BULLYING Workshop in Bletchley, Milton Keynes, for teachers and school support staff organised by National Coalition Building Institute and the Milton Keynes Anti-Bullying Network. Participants will "experience the NCBI Prejudice Reduction Model". Fee: Pounds 40 if employed in Buckinghamshire, Pounds 50 if from other authorities. Details: Sheila Coombes, 0116 260 3232.
NOVEMBER 2,9,21 and DECEMBER 5,13 EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES AND WORKING WITH YOUNG CHILDREN Seminar programme organised by and held at Equality Learning Centre, London Voluntary Sector Resource Centre, 356 Holloway Road, London N7, 5.15-6.45 pm. The first two are: "Men in childcare: a good thing for all children?" by Trevor Chandler, Pen Green Centre for Under Fives, Corby, Northants, and "Working with lesbian and gay families" by Julia Manning Morton, early years adviser, Camden. Fee: Pounds 7.50, Pounds 5 members per seminar or Pounds 30, Pounds 20 members all five. Details: 0171 700 8127.
NOVEMBER 3 TALKING COMPUTER PROJECT Trainers' day for advisory teachers and Information Technology co-ordinators organised by Talking Systems at Applecroft School, Welwyn Garden City. Martin Miles, educational psychologist, will demonstrate how Somerset has used talking word processors and participants will receive comprehensive tuition. Fee: Pounds 50. Details: Julie Palmer, 01707 393758.