SCHOOLS SCIENCE LECTURES
Why Eskimos don't build skyscrapers and the science of ice cream are among the junior to post-16 lectures to be given at the Royal Institution, 21 Albemarle Street, London W1. The programme also includes events tied to the Year of Engineering Success, October 13-17, a SET (Science, Engineering and Technology) week, March 16-20, and "100 years of the electron", October 23, with the Institute of Physics. Teachers' workshops also available. For details send A4 SAE marked "Schools Lectures" to the Education Officer or visit: http:www.ri.ac.uk OCTOBER 1,8,29 BLACK IMAGE TALKS
McKenzie Heritage Picture Archive is celebrating Black History Month with three seminars examining pictorial representations of people of colour: historical, through the media and in new technology. The second will be held at Limelight Gallery, Lewisham Library, London SE13, and the other two at Hornimans Museum, Forest Hill, SE23, 6pm. Admission Pounds 1 including complimentary drink. Details: 0181 697 0147 (telfax).
OCTOBER 3 GALA CONCERT
Kent Opera is raising money for its spring season of Idomeneo and Orfeo with a concert in the Royal Naval College chapel, Greenwich, 7pm. The programme includes Sarah Walker singing Haydn's Arianna a Naxos and Neil Jenkins leading singers and actors in The Duenna (text by Sheridan). Dinner in the Painted Hall will follow. Tickets: Pounds 100 or Pounds 25 concert only. Details: Jennifer McNaught, 0181 445 2741.
OCTOBER 7 THE MANCHESTER MODEL ON PARTNERSHIP WITH PARENTS
Information day organised by Manchester's Inspection and Advisory Service at Acorn Centre, Royal Oak Primary School. There will be opportunities to meet parents doing courses on parent education, visit a school with good parental involvement, find out about a key stage 2 project involving parents in drugs and safety education, experience samples of training courses, and buy resources. Fee: Pounds 100. Details: Emma Beresford, 0161 998 5256.
OCTOBER 8-23 DESIGNS ON LEARNING
Education establishments could reduce fuel bills by up to 20 per cent By incorporating energy efficient features into the design of new facilities or extensions. Six workshops run by Building Research Establishment Ltd for the Department of the Environment in London, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Manchester, Cambridge and Bristol will cover ways of achieving this and launch two educational building publications. Education authority staff, heads, governors and principals welcome. Details: 01923 6645314723.
OCTOBER 10, DECEMBER 1,8 THE FIRST EDUCATION FUNDING SERIES
The Directory of Social Change has organised these sessions at the Charity Centre, 24 Stephenson Way, London NW1, on how to find and manage new money and resources for school development. Led by fundraising experts, they are suitable for heads, deputies, school bursars, chair of governors, governor training co-ordinators and teachers responsible for community links. Fee: Pounds 180-Pounds 330 (three days); Pounds 80-Pounds 150 (single day). Details: 0171 209 4949.