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* The International Commission for the Study and Improvement of Mathematics Education, a non-profit making organisation, is holding its 51st annual conference on the theme, "Cultural diversity in mathematics education" in Chichester, West Sussex, on July 21-26. Aimed at school, tertiary and university teachers, topics will include the evolution of maths from different cultures and its relevance to today's technological society and coping with the diversity of student abilities, interests and background. Fee: pound;140; accommodation on campus pound;120; day rates available. Details: Nicola St Clair, Chichester Institute of Higher Education, Bognor Regis Campus, West Sussex PO21 1HR, tel: 01243 816378e-mail:

* The National Association for Numeracy and Mathematics in Colleges is holding its annual conference at Coventry Technical College on June 23. Speakers include Richard Haberman, City University, on maths in finance and insurance, and Ros Sutherland, Bristol University, on algebra in the college maths curriculum. The National Year of Mathematics 2000 will also be discussed. Fee for member colleges: pound;40 one delegate, pound;70 for two, pound;100 for three. Details: Liz Thunhurst, Beechcroft, Beech Lawn, Guildford, Surrey GU1 3PE telfax: 01483 571373 * The fourth International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics will be held at Edinburgh University on July 5-9. Sessions will include research in the mathematical and computational sciences and discussion by international panels on new applications and approaches. Fee: pound;265, pound;90 students. Details: Meeting Makers, Jordanhill Campus, 76 Southbrae Drive, Glasgow G13 1PP. tel: 0141 553 1930e-mail:

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