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The Historical Association's annual Celebrating History members' weekend will be at St Anne's College, Oxford, April 15-17. Tel: 020 7735 3901


Historical Association events open to non-members include: a secondary ICT "hands-on" weekend in Lincoln, March 5-6, fee pound;199; the East Midlands regional professional development history day at Belvoir Castle, March 11, with Tony Robinson as lead speaker; a secondary interpretations in history weekend at Churchill College, Cambridge, April 9-10, fee pound;199; and a primary history day, with a choice of three out of 12 workshops, at the Black Country Living Museum, Dudley, West Midlands, May 14, fee: pound;40.

Tel: 01529 460553


The Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine is running an in-service for GCSE medicine through time (special focus on the scientific revolution) at 215 Euston Road, London NW1, March 4, fee pound;60 including lunch.

Tel: 020 7611 8659


"Gaining equilibrium? Building from the local to the global perspective" is the theme of Euro Clio (the annual European Standing Conference of History Teachers' Associations) in Riga, Latvia, April 11-17. In many European countries, history teaching's traditional focus on national topics has encouraged students' sense of patriotism. But changes, including the extension of the EU, have led to reassessment of the role of history teaching and how it helps prepare students to become responsible citizens.

Through lectures and workshops, this conference will explore the Latvian experience and ways of responding to different communities. Residential fee: pound;750-pound;1,000.



Local History Month is May. To publicise or find out about events in your region contact the Historical Association.

Tel: 020 7735 3901

Nelson Napoleon opens this summer at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London SE10. The uniform in which Nelson was killed will be among the exhibits commemorating the 200th anniversary of Nelson's victory and death at the Battle of Trafalgar. Presented in English and French, the exhibition will show the impact of the French Revolution and Napoleon on Britain, examine Nelson's tactics and challenge some myths about Trafalgar and the two leaders. The reputations of the two men and how they manipulated their own images will also be explored.

Tel: 0870 780 4552

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