NOVEMBER 18 PHONICS: "STEP BY STEP"
Meeting of the Ormskirk branch of the United Kingdom Reading Association at Edge Hill College, Ormskirk, Lancashire. Speaker: Mona McNee, Reading Reform Foundation. Fee: Pounds 3 local members, Pounds 1.50 national members. Details: 0151 924 1101.
NOVEMBER 22 ADULT EDUCATION: NOW AND IN THE FUTURE
The Educational Centres Association presents the fourth Mabel Tylecote lecture to be given by Richard Hoggart, formerly warden of Goldsmiths' College, at Manchester Metropolitan University. Tickets: Pounds 5, Pounds 3 concessions (bookable in advance). Details: 01329 315753.
NOVEMBER 23 GO NOAH GO
Charity performance of John Agard's play at the Little Angel Marionette Theatre, off Cross Street, Islington, 7.30pm. Proceeds will go towards sending the show to South African townships as a Christmas present for South African children, most of whom will never have seen anything like it. Tickets Pounds 15. Details: 0171 226 1787.
NOVEMBER 25, JANUARY 23, MARCH 18 AND MAY 6 FUTURE OF WORK: SOCIETY AND EDUCATION
Open lectures organised by National Institute of Careers Education and Counselling and Cambridge Institute of Education at Shaftesbury Road, Cambridge, 5.30-7.30pm. The first will be given by Tony Watts, NICEC director, and the others by Ruth Hawthorn, NICEC senior fellow and first TES Lucy Cavendish College fellow; Bill Law, NICEC senior fellow; and David Andrews, NICEC fellow and adviser for 14-19 education, Hertfordshire. Fee: Pounds 10 per lecture or Pounds 35 all four. Details: 01223 369631.