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To coincide with its "History of Modern Design in the Home" exhibition, running from November 1 into next year, the Design Museum, London, is holding a conference for primary design and technology co-ordinators on November 7. Participants will discover and debate the latest developments in Damp;T teaching with experts. The museum's Designers in Action workshops for secondary teachers will be led by designers from companies including Dyson, Rolls-Royce and Paul Smith. DiA classroom exercises can be downloaded from the museum website. Email: Tel: 020 7940 8782

Inventor James Dyson is giving a lecture on innovation, patents and the importance of Damp;T in schools at the annual Design and Technology with ICT Education Show at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham. Peter Toft HMI, the new Ofsted Damp;T subject adviser, will also be speaking at the show, which takes place on November 27-29. Food technology is given particular emphasis this year with contributions from Waitrose, the British Nutrition Foundation and Sainsbury's. Lectures and seminars include: "electronics in textiles"; "designs on nutrition"; "learning and teaching in Damp;T - developing students' thinking and improving Damp;T teaching through inspection - the new Framework". Admission free.

Tel: 01425 272711



"Chips with everything?" is the subject of the British Nutrition Foundation's annual lecture at the Royal College of Physicians, in London on November 27. The lecture at 3pm will be given by Professor Christine Williams. Free entry to sixth-form groups plus teacher. Contact Stacey Walklate.

Tel: 020 7404 6504

Clotheshow Live at the NEC, Birmingham, December 5-10, will feature fashion shows, beauty tips, designer labels, high-street brands, celebrities and music. Tickets: pound;20 plus. Schools booking:

Tel: 0800 378 985 (two free teacher tickets per 20 pupils)

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