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"Using history skills and concepts to promote an awareness of European citizenship" is the theme of the 2006 EUROCLIO conference (the European Standing Conference of History Teachers' Associations). It takes place in Malta, March 20-26. Grants are available. Registration by January 10.

The United Nations Forum for ages 16-18 takes place at the UN in New York on March 23. Presentations include: peace and security; social development and combating terrorism. Standard package: pound;399 five days (YMCA accommodation).

= Tel: 01992 512870

Email: The Historical Association's centenary AGM and conference takes place at Nottingham University, April 7-9. Other conferences include a secondary history teaching conference at the British Empire and Commonwealth Museum, Bristol, March 4, and a primary day at Gressenhall Museum, Norfolk, May 13.

* Continuing professional development weekends offered by the Historical Association include: Strategies for teaching the gifted and talented in history, Northampton, February 25-26; Exciting history using ICT, Lincoln, March 25-26; Assessment for learning in history, Huntingdon, April 22-23; Teaching history you believe in, Bristol, May 13-14; Teaching about the Holocaust, Imperial War Museum North, June 10-11. Fee per course: pound;270; pound;230 members. A Tudor and Stuart day for sixth-formers takes place at the Tower of London, June 21, pound;10.

* Overseas tours organised by the Historical Association include: The World of the Ancient Greeks, May 22-June 1; Where Prussia met Russia: Northern Latvia and Estonia, August 21-September 1.

Tel: 020 7735 3901


The Historical Association is marking its 100th anniversary at the Banqueting Hall, Whitehall, London on May 19. The Queen has been invited, and centenary challenge days are being organised by schools nationwide. Ideas suggested on its website include: a sixth-form study day, making a documentary film about the Liverpool Blitz using web clips and a museum making day.

Tel: 020 7735 3901


Entries are invited by November 30 for the History of Parliament Schools Competition, which marks the Gunpowder Plot's 400th anniversary. Children aged 7-11 are invited to design a "Wanted" poster, and ages 12-14 a newspaper describing the attempted terrorist attack. Winners will receive pound;50 in book tokens at the House of Commons in January. Supporting resources are available on a new website put together by Parliamentary Archives, the History of Parliament Trust and the 24 Hour Museum.

Tel: 01273 820094


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