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UNTIL MAY 31 THE SCIENCE OF THE FACE

Right from babyhood all of us are expert perceivers of faces, a phenomenon reflected in artists' work for centuries. This exhibition at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh, brings together science and art to show how several regions of the brain are involved in processing information from faces. Free admission. Details: 0131 624 6200.

MARCH 18 14+ NATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS REFORM

Staff-student research seminar to be given by Tim Oates, director of research, Qualifications and Curriculum Authority, at Greenwich University, Avery Hill Campus, London SE9, 5-6.30pm (tea and coffee at 4.30pm). All welcome. Details: Patrick Ainley, 0181 331 9755.

MARCH 20 24-HOUR FAMINE

World Vision is encouraging teenagers to go on a sponsored fast for a day to raise funds for WV projects worldwide. An accompanying school resource pack is available free, comprising a 14-minute video featuring two case studies, Nyanyiik from Sudan and Sakhina from Bangladesh, and lesson plans for geography, personal and social education and religious education. Details: 0990 242424.

MARCH 21 CAMPAIGNING FOR COMPREHENSIVE EDUCATION: LOOKING BACK AND LOOKING FORWARD

Talks and reception to mark Education Today and Tomorrow's 50th anniversary. Venue: Goldsmiths' College, London SE14, 2-4pm. Speakers include: Professor Clyde Chitty and Caroline Benn, authors of 30 Years On, and Sukhvinder Stubbs, director, Runnymede Trust. Free admission. Details: Howard Stevenson, 01509 620096 (telfax); e-mail: 106246.2463@compuserve.com

MARCH 22 KITES OVER KENT

The sky over Ifield School, Gravesend, will be full of kites and there will be kitemaking workshops for pound;3 each, free kitemaking materials, buggy Grand Prix, payload parachuting, competitions, kite cinema and demonstrations including a man-lifting kite. The fun starts at 10am. Entry 50p, under-fives free. Details: Simon Harrison, 01474 365485.

MARCH 28 INDIVIDUALISM AND THE CHANGING FACE OF FAMILY

Relationships seminar at Trinity and All Saints University College, Leeds, 10am-4pm, drawing out connections between academic research and professional practice. Speakers include: David Porter, lecturer and writer, and Lorraine Harding, head of sociology, Leeds University. Fee: pound;30. Details: 0113 283 7100 ext. 382 (Monday to Wednesday).

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