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APRIL 24.

VSO OPEN DAY.

Meet returned volunteers and find out about teaching opportunities with Voluntary Service Overseas at Austin Court, 80 Cambridge Street, Birmingham, 10am-4pm. Volunteers usually spend two years abroad passing on their skills to local people. Air fares, National Insurance contributions and a local salary are paid. Details: 0181 780 7500.

APRIL 25.

OLIVER CROMWELL DAY.

On the 400th anniversary of Oliver Cromwell's birth, the National Army Museum, Chelsea, London SW3, has organised talks, readings from contemporary accounts, re-enactment, film and the opportunity to handle artefacts relating to the experience of soldiering during the Civil Wars of Britain. Free admission.

Details:

0171 730 0717.

APRIL 26.

SAVE THE CHILDREN FROM VIOLENCE.

To launch its campaign to end the use of an estimated 300,000 child soldiers, some as young as seven, Save the Children is asking secondary schools to hold a one-minute silence at 9.15am. The campaign forms part of Save the Children Week running until May 1.

Details: 0171 703 5400.

APRIL 28.

QUALITY NURSERY EDUCATION.

Day of action organised by the National Campaign for Nursery Education at the House of Commons, London SW1, 6-8pm. Put your questions about quality, funding and admissions to the politicians. Chair: Don Foster MP, NCNE president.

Details: Liz Murphy, 0171 241 1976.

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