Improvements in the manufacture of heavy guns, new fortifications and surveying, afforded Renaissance mathematicians new opportunities to apply their skills. This exhibition at the History of Science Museum, Broad Street, Oxford, reveals how they sought to relate range to angle of fire, applied novel surveying techniques to range-finding, and devised instruments to introduce these new methods to the battlefield. On display are elaborately and beautifully made instruments and associated books and illustrations. Free admission. Details: 01865 277280.
JULY 2,4,5,9 AND 11 DEVELOPING PERSONAL EFFECTIVENESS THROUGH EDUCATION AND BUSINESS PARTNERSHIPS
Workshops organised by Personal Effectiveness Programme Initiative in Newcastle, Luton, Bootle, Dartford and Denham respectively. Topics include: core skills and GNVQ, primarysecondary links, whole school approaches, mentoring, personal and social education. Fee: Pounds 50 plus VAT (includes network membership and resource pack supported by the Department for Education and Employment). Details: Lynda Etan, 0171 794 0649.
JULY 5-7 THE SHERLOCK HOLMES FESTIVAL
An exhibition, arts festival, classical concert, street party, film and theatrical events, a mystery trail and a Victorian street market are among the events taking place in Crowborough, East Sussex, where Sir Arthur Conan Doyle lived for 23 years. In addition, the town's Beacon Community College is arranging what it hopes will be the biggest writers' workshop in the world on the Internet. Details: 01892 665464.
JULY 5-11 BRADFORD ANIMATION FESTIVAL
The programme at the National Museum of Photography, Film and Television, Bradford, includes a masterclass about King Kong, Achilles and the Wallace and Gromit films; Brian Cosgrove and Mark Hall, producers of children's animation, discussing The Wind in the Willows, The Pied Piper of Hamelin, and other highlights of their 20-year partnership; and a Toon Day for children with screenings, competitions and free entry into the Animotion Cafe. Details: 01274 727488.
JULY 8 GCSE HISTORY APPEAL
The Independent Appeals Authority for School Examinations will hear the appeal at Olympia Hilton Hotel, London SW7, 10 am. Open to the public. Details: 0171 243 9245.
JULY 8-13 DISABILITY PRIDE WEEK
Tower Hamlets, local disabled people and voluntary organisations have organised a packed programme, which includes: a housing conference, an information technology day, a sensory impairment day, a Bengali cultural day, and a festival of music and art with a fashion show and children's area. A bus will collect people at pick-up points every 40 minutes. Details: Disability Pride hotline, 0181 983 0337.
JULY 10 ATTENTION DEFICITHYPERACTIVITY DISORDER
Professional training day at Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School, Hammersmith, London W6, led by Jenny Lyon, chartered educational psychologist, and Alan Train, head of a school for children with emotional and behavioural difficulties. Topics include how to identify and manage ADHD in the classroom. Fee: Pounds 99.88 (pre-paid), Pounds 117.50 (invoiced). Details: International Psychology Services, 01273 832181.