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9th January 2004 at 00:00
JANUARY 21

SIXTH-FORM CONFERENCE

Last chance to book for the English Association's conference for sixth-form English students at De Montfort University, Leicester. Students may select one morning and one afternoon seminar from topics that include Othello, The Tempest, King Lear, The Taming of the Shrew, Chaucer's Prologue, the Miller's, Pardoner's and Handmaid's tales, The Duchess of Malfi, Keats, the Victorian novel, enduring love, literature in context, 20th-century literature, Atwood, McEwan, The Great Gatsby and A Streetcar Named Desire.

Fee: pound;10; pound;6 morning or afternoon only.

Tel: 01162 523982Email: engassoc@le.ac.uk www.le.ac.ukengassocconf.html

EARTHWATCH ENVIRONMENTAL AWARDS

Teachers are invited to apply by February 6 to take part in a fully funded Earthwatch UK field research project lasting two to six days. The awards include up to pound;250 community action grant towards a conservation project that involves schools. Volunteers work alongside scientists on projects ranging from unearthing dinosaur footprints and observing eagles on Mull to monitoring badgers and tracking basking sharks. Community Programmes, Earthwatch (Europe), 267 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 7HT Tel: 01865 318850 Email: community@earthwatch.org.uk www.earthwatch.orgeurope

THE BAGGAGE CHALLENGE

The British Airport Authority is challenging young engineers clubs to design a device that will present bags lying flat to security screening machines. Individuals or teams of up to four students in Years 4 to 13 and their Scottish equivalents are eligible. Closing date for registration is January 23 and for design submissions February 27. Finalists will be asked to give a short presentation at Heathrow Visitors Centre on April 30 describing their work. Winners and runners-up will receive cash prizes and certificates.

Joanne PhillipsTel: 01428 727825 Email: joanne-phillips@youngeng.org

www.youngeng.orgbaa_challenge.html

LIVING IN A MATERIALS WORLD

This free CD-Rom takes A-level physics students on an interactive exploration of Isis, a research facility at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory near Didcot, Oxfordshire, where materials are studied at molecular level. See the article above for more about this and about the people who work there.

Dr Martyn Bull Tel: 01235 445805 Email: m.j.bull@rl.ac.uk www.isis.rl.ac.uk

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